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THE MAGIC OF MIAMI

While Miami is relatively small as cities go,

growing up there reveals each area’s distinct personality—from Bal Harbour to Brickell.

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Madeline gaRfinkle

Fresh off the opening of her new Miami Boutique and Spa in the Design District, Dr. Barbara Sturm discusses the secrets

MORE THAN SKIN DEEP

behind her #SturmGlow, along with some of her must-see’s. by elizabeth kuRpis

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ON-THE-WATER EXCLUSIVE

Barton & Gray members adore their time on

the water, and the Mariners Club will soon introduce its new Daychaser 48 in collaboration with Doug Zurn, who has been designing award-winning yachts for decades. by bill spRingeR

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ESTÉE LAUDER: TRIBUTE TO A LEGACY

Assouline’s new book sheds light

on Estée Lauder’s impact on the beauty industry. by Madeline gaRfinkle

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THE BEST SHOPPING IN THE SUNSHINE STATE

From Palm Beach and Miami

to Boca Grande, there’s no shortage of shopping in Florida.

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SOCIAL DIARY

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NIGHTLIFE

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TRAVEL

The Colony Palm Beach introduces Villa Aralia. by e lizabetH meigHer

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TRAVEL

There’s no better place to spend the holidays than Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.

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FRESH FINDS

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JEWELRY

Through unmatched creativity, Elizabeth Gage redefines the way we wear jewelry.

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FASHION

Dressing for the occasion with Paolo Martorano.

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SOCIAL CALENDAR

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YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST

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SNAPSHOT

Happenings from the tail-end of summer and well into fall. by DaviD PatriCk Columbia

Our columnist captures Colin Powell at the Waldorf Astoria.

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A hit job on the very rich and powerful, as seen in HBO’s Succession.

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t aki t HeoDoraCoPulos

New social club Casa Cipriani has been all the craze this season.

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b rooke k elly

Temps drop, but the fashion index rises. by elizabetH meigHer

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DaviD PatriCk Columbia

Top agents discuss the thriving markets in New York, Long Island, Miami, and Charleston. Our guide to the best galas, luncheons, and benefits this season. Pretty young things partying in New York and Paris.

Remembering Jimmy Neary, “Mayor of 57th Street.”

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PUBLISHER’S LETTER

Clockwise, from bottom left: Estée Lauder with her sons, Ronald and Leonard Lauder; canoeists Jay Wilson and Temple Grassi at Saratoga with Grateful Pub; Colin Powell with his wife, Alma, photographed by Harry Benson; Museum at FIT’s Couture Council Luncheon at Casa Cipriani; Associate Editor Maddie Garfinkle; a historic map of South Florida.

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vate viewing of the late Colin Powell and his stalwart wife Alma. As Harry well remembers: “The Powells were quite as ease ... laughing with me while Mrs. Powell kept straightening his tie while I photographed them” ... at a happier moment. More sadly, I bow my head to the passing of a gentleman’s gent, Temple Grassi. A friend for nearly 50 years (as I said in Temple’s tribute: “...five decades full of stupid humor and unmentionable pranks. And brotherly love...”), he was also the godfather of our Deputy Editor, who stood by me yesterday in Washington, D.C.’s National Cathedral, where over 800+ pals and family gathered to bid farewell and celebrate Temple’s legendary gift of friendship. Sitting quietly in that hallowed cathedral—“America’s Church,” as Temple called it—I was reminded that the privilege of friendship is one of life’s great rewards. In today’s world, often more woke than real, our true friendships provide a form of stability and clarity that keep us sane and moving forward. It’s the people we associate with who define our happiness. Thank you, dear Quest readers, for your ongoing friendship and support. u

Chris Meigher ON THE COVER: The lively Ocean Drive and the greenery of Lummus Park in Miami Beach, Florida (Jeffrey Isaac Greenberg/Alamy Stock Photo).

CO U RTE S Y O F B FA ; H A R RY B E N S O N

ALL HAIL THE Gregorian strike of November, penultimate month of the year and home to Thanksgiving Day, our Nation’s favorite holiday (mine too!). New York continues to reopen with practical caution and common intelligence—“street smarts rule,” as Damon Runyon might have said. The cultural and charitable events are back on the social calendars, feeding the nearly abandoned retail emporiums with old clients and fresh faces alike, anxious to shed their jogging tights and overworn athleisure wear. The bright lights of Broadway are again ablaze (RUN, don’t walk to the Nederlander Theatre for the brilliant acting in The Lehman Trilogy), and the opera and ballet companies are overflowing with energy and sold-out houses. In truth ... very little is the same, post-COVID; yet, the human thirst for primal interaction and sharing of creative intelligence is palpable throughout this unrelenting island of Manhattan. With a competent new Mayor in the wings—light years more capable than the sideshow that’s milked and bilked our town for eight years—all five boroughs are indeed ready for their close-ups! November is again our annual Real Estate number, with an emphasis on Miami—perhaps America’s most international city. Senior Editor Brooke Kelly has rounded up eight of the most influential brokers on the Eastern Seaboard and grilled them on: the art of selling luxury properties in a market beset with precious few homes for sale. Brooke also provides us with an insiders’ peek at the hottest new club in town—Casa Cipriani— which is located at the very southern end of Manhattan and is drawing “oohhs and aahhs” for its fine kitchen and spectacular views. Heading even further south—indeed to South Florida—Quest’s newest staff member, Associate Editor Maddie Garfinkle, takes us on a personal tour through her hometown of Miami, capturing the excitement that’s returned to Miami’s multinational highways and byways ... from Brickell to Bal Harbour. Maddie also revisits the legacy and continued impact of skin-care maven Estée Lauder, visually detailed in a chic new volume just released from Assouline. And blessedly, through the sharpest lens of the incomparable Harry Benson, we get a pri-


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

David Patrick Columbia

NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY WELL, AFTER A MONTH into the Autumn season I can report for those who haven’t witnessed, the city—its citizens, that is—are finally coming back to town after more than a year’s absence for many. This is most apparent just from the vehicular traffic, which includes (motorized) bicycles, scooters,

and cars and trucks. In fact, on any given weekday the streets and avenues in many parts of town are jammed bumper to bumper—and often with cars and delivery trucks double and triple parked, causing frequent standstills, blowing horns, and irate travelers blowing a gasket. Among the obvious reac-

tions to the pandemic lockdowns and accompanying fears brought on by the COVID activity has been an onslaught of merchandise deliveries with people shopping by cellphone. Everyday, seven days a week, the residential blocks in the more affluent neighborhoods of the city are besieged by

USPS, FedEx, and UPS trucks and fans unloading hundreds of cardboard boxes of all sizes and shapes then filling the lobbies of the apartment houses. You get the impression that many people no longer engage in shopping at all. Except by phone or email. By midday, lobbies of the average apart-

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Ian Wardropper with Betty Eveillard and Ronald Lauder

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ment buildings are piled high with bags and boxes, waiting to be picked up by its purchasers. The supermarkets are also engaged in this delivery business, unloading their merch from trucks into dispatched bicycles pulling wagonloads of groceries to deliver, adding to the traffic melee. There are still lots of pedestrians on the sidewalks, many of whom are simply exercising or jogging rather than running personal errands, presumably to keep in shape. In terms of the delivered retail merchandise, not a small percentage is picked up by its buyers, and then returned to the lobbies awaiting pickup by the stores that sent them. In the previous 18 months 30 QUEST

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when the city was amazingly quiet from traffic—either by foot or motor—the consumer and social habits changed noticeably and radically. Philanthropic events had transferred to the new Zoom affairs. Beginning in the past month of the new season, however, many organizations have returned to events peopled by their guests and supporters. On a Wednesday at the end of September, the Museum at FIT hosted its annual Couture Council Luncheon at Cipriani South Street. This is an important luncheon because it benefits the Museum (MFIT),

Katie Couric and Joanna Fisher

Mary Jane Marcasiano and Ralph Gibson

which is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the Art of Fashion (and is open to the public free of charge). They raised $700,000 this year with half as many guests as usual. The guests this year were even more generous. Bronson van Wyck loaded the place up with magnificent dahlias. The planners were only allowed 250 people, which is 300 less than normal—a city code rule. As a result, they had a long waiting list. When the first luncheon was launched, it was just a few—mostly women—who were the early supporters. Held

on a day just before Fall Fashion Week began, it became tradition. When the number of attendees grew by the score and then the hundreds, it was held at Lincoln Center. The locale and timing gave it distinction in the world of charity lunchdom. It became a beginning of the season must-go-to event. It also gave the Museum at FIT a big boost in popularity. All well deserved. Each year they honor a major fashion figure/designer with the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion. This year’s honoree was Wes Gordon, creative director of Carolina Herrera. Chairwoman Julie Macklowe reported that it was one of the most profitable events

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IS THE PANDEMIC OVER? A LOOMING MENTAL HEALTH PANDEMIC POINTS UP NEED FOR ACTION Scientists at Hope for Depression Research Foundation Answer the Call BY LOUISA BENTON OPTIMISM IS BUILDING that we are on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the power of science to develop vaccines that are effective and safe. While there is much to celebrate, experts agree we are beginning to see the contours of a second pandemic to come. The threat is no longer a physical virus, but a global mental health crisis triggered by the upheaval and distress of the past year. “Not since the Great Depression and World War II has the world faced such economic, social and health challenges,” said Dr. Eric Nestler, head of the Brain Institute at Mount Sinai and a world leader in psychiatry. “We’re just beginning to see a depression, stress, and anxiety pandemic.” Rates of PTDS and clinical depression always rise after a disaster, research shows. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-century global event, and early surveys by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are ominous: 32 QUEST

40% of adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the pandemic, up from 10% in 2019. • 13% of adults reported starting or increasing substance use, and 11% of adults reported having serious thoughts of suicide in the past 30 days. • The greatest burden falls, as always, on the most vulnerable among us—marginalized groups, women, the poor, and the isolated. In light of this historic challenge, leaders in multiple arenas— from politics to health—must step up to strengthen mental health infrastructure. Key to this endeavor are the scientific leaders like Dr. Nestler, whose biomedical research will pave the way for new and better treatments for depression that can reach a wide population. Recently Nestler met with colleagues on the Depression


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Task Force at the non-profit Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF). The Task Force is an international team of top scientists from different universities who are pooling expertise and data to find new targets in the brain for treatment. They have been working together since 2012, and their annual meeting this year was set against the backdrop of COVID. The meeting radiated optimism and wisdom. There are no overnight discoveries in science, Nestler stressed, pointing out that even the new COVID vaccines grew out of decades of painstaking research that happened before the virus hit. However, the Depression Task Force was uniquely poised to lead the way forward on the last frontier of medicine: the mind and brain. They have identified the most important targets in the brain to study, and they have discovered several new potential precision treatments, two of which are in clinical trials. Several others are in the pipeline. “The Depression Task Force has largely defined the entire field of depression research over the past decade,” said Nestler. “We’ve made progress across the spectrum.” He closed with a historic overview: “We believe that the field and the Depression Task Force in particular is now at

an inflection point, at the beginning of a revolution in brain research,” he said. “So for the first time in history – in my lifetime—there’s a rational basis for optimism in better understanding and conquering depression.” u Clockwise from above: The HDRF Depression Task Force: Conor Liston, M.D Ph.D., Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., Michael Meaney, Ph.D, René Hen, Ph.D., Elisabeth Binder, M.D Ph.D., Kafui Dzirasa, M.D Ph.D., Eric Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., Huda Akil, Ph.D., Jonathan Javitch, M.D., Ph.D.; Dr. Eric Nestler in his office at Mount Sinai; Audrey Gruss, founder of Hope for Depression Research Foundation; Dr. Eric Nestler. Opposite page: Dr. Nestler with researchers in his Mount Sinai lab. NOVEMBER 2021 33


D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A for FIT to date. Valerie Steele, chief curator and the director of the museum introduced the honoree, “who bears the natural humility of a real artist.” The award was presented to Mr. Gordon by Shanina Shaik The supermodel told the guests she has “always felt most confident, beautiful, and fabulous in Carolina Herrera.” In accepting his award, Mr. Gordon thanked “the brave women in my life” who had inspired and supported him, including his mother, Emilie Rubinfeld—who was luncheon co-chair, and is president of Carolina Herrera—and his clients and friends. He also thanked Herrera saying: “To the queen of New York. The

empress of elegance. I dedicate this award to you. I have only been the caretaker of the magical house you have built.” Also, there was an Award for FIT student John Paul Jang, which recognizes outstanding initiative and great professional promise in the museum field. Dr. Joyce Brown, President of FIT, thanked the attendees, toasted the “re-emergence” of the fashion industry, and celebrated the 40th anniversary of the business of Carolina Herrera. She also praised Gordon’s “vibrant, bold, and dramatic designs that are them-

selves celebrations, filled with exuberance and joy.” The Couture Council Luncheon served as the kick-off for the new season’s activity. Three days later on a Saturday, there was a concert in the Park—Global Citizen Live NYC— one of six across the world on six continents, including London, Paris, Rio, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Lagos, Mumbai, Sydney, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Seoul to raise voices for the hunger crisis and climate needs of developing countries. In the evening, there was a

surprise appearance of Paul Simon singing one my favorites, “The Boxer,” with a lyric in the first stanza that acknowledges the human condition in these times of ours: I am just a poor boy Though my story’s seldom told I have squandered my resistance For a pocketful of mumbles Such are promises, All lies and jest Still, a man hears what he wants to hear And disregards the rest. On the following Friday, the Versailles/Giverny Foundation, Inc. hosted a dinner outdoors on the grounds of the Palladian-style 1765 Morris Ju-

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mel Mansion in upper Manhattan to celebrate the completion of the Versailles Foundation’s restoration of Madame Jumel’s French Reception Room and Bedroom. The evening was hosted by the Foundation’s president, Barbara de Portago, her son and Junior Committee director Russell A.G. Grant, with his wife, Lindsay. Upon arrival, guests picked out of a basket a lottery style table number and were offered George Washington’s favorite “Cherry Bounce” cordial. The recipe was concocted in 1784 by his wife Martha Washington (with plenty of brandy). The Mansion is the oldest private house in the borough of Manhattan. It was built as a 36 QUEST

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summer villa for British Officer Roger Morris and his family. In those days, “Mount Morris” was located in the highest point in Manhattan and one could see clear across to New Jersey, Connecticut, and down to New York Harbor. Much of that view still exists except for the taller buildings to the south. When the American Revolutionary War got underway, Colonel Morris, a loyalist to His Majesty King George III, returned to England. In the autumn of 1776, General Washington and his Continental Officers occupied the house as Headquarters, as from that viewpoint it was ide-

ally situated for observing British troop movements. On September 16th of that year from the house, General Washington commanded Battle of Harlem Heights, his first victory. After the war, the estate was confiscated under the Forfeiture Laws and sold to cover war debts. For a brief time, it was first a tavern, hosting one of President George Washington’s first Cabinet dinners on July 10th, 1790. Twenty years later in 1810, Stephen Jumel, a rich French merchant, purchased the house for his former mistress and then wife, Eliza Bowen. Miss Bowen, who came from poor beginnings, was self-educat-

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ed—a voracious reader—and grew to be a successful businesswoman. By the time her husband died in 1832, she was New York’s wealthiest woman. Shortly after his death, she married former vice president Aaron Burr in the front parlor of the house. Burr was also notoriously famous in history for killing of one of the new nation’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, in a gun duel in 1807. The Burr marriage turned out to be short. She divorced him two years later, and lived on in great luxury until her death three decades later in 1865. Among the many distinguished and famous guests, the Morris-Jumel Mansion hosted were John Adams, Thomas

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70s and beyond, the Central Park Conservancy’s Women’s Committee hosted their annual Fall Luncheon, outside in four different spots in the city’s fantastic 843-acre neighborhood backyard. My table was located in an area known as the Glade Arch just inside the Park off 77th Street and Fifth Avenue. I rarely get to the Park on a weekday so it’s always interesting just to see the activity—all ages, from toddlers and pre-schoolers, reveling in the space, along with the grownups enjoying the green, the serenity, the beauty, it really is amazing what it does for

the city, and what it does for your head when you’re actually in the Park. Where I was attending, there were 10 or 12 tables of 10. It was fall-inspired décor: red and white check tablecloth provided by Meg Braff Designs and beautiful centerpieces by Flowers by Philip. At each place setting there was the gourmet picnic basket, catered by Canard, Inc. containing a main course—a piece of salmon set in a fresh salad of lettuce, beets, beans, and carrots (and some dressing), and a dessert in a glass that looked like something brown or baked, topped

with a large dollop of what looked like whip cream. It wasn’t whipped cream; it was even better. I don’t know what it was but I ate the whole thing (small); delicious. There was also attached to each chair a black paperbag with the name David Yurman on it. Inside was a black box. I brought it home naturally, curious as to what was in the box, knowing it would be something that the Conservancy women would like. A fragrant candle. Ample/will last. I lit it right away. A happy dog residence can always use a little touch. The luncheon was called for noon so that everyone could be out by 2. I was the only man

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at the table, surrounded by great, goodlooking, interesting, friendly women full of interesting conversations—something to learn for this guest, and company a joy. Surrounded by the splendors of Mother Nature looking exquisite thanks to the efforts of these members of the Women’s Committee who manage to raise millions to maintain this treasure. An entire pleasure for all. Co-chairs for the luncheon were Hana Warner Bittonn, Julie Richardson, Barbara Scott, and Julia Power Weld joined by Yesim Philip, the Women’s Committee president, and Betsy Smith, president and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy. The event was held at four 40 QUEST

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locations in Central Park, including Bethesda Terrace and Conservatory Water, and raised $400,000. The funds support the Conservancy’s mission to raise essential money for the ongoing maintenance, management, and restoration of the Park and its many programs that make it a thriving green oasis and a respite for all New Yorkers. And in case you didn’t know, 75% of the Conservancy’s budget relies on us New Yorkers. The 2021 Women’s Committee Fall Luncheon was also generously supported by David Yurman. As part of the partnership, David Yurman created a custom Tree of Life amulet, engraved with Central Park Conservancy, which was sold

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online and in their New York area stores from through December 31st, with 20% of net proceeds benefitting the Conservancy. Then on the following Wednesday, The Fresh Air Fund invited guests to celebrate 145 years of sharing the magic of summer with New York City children, at a cocktail reception at Tavern on the Green. The reception was presented by Bloomberg Philanthropies. With special thanks to Michter’s Distillery. More than 150 Fresh Air friends and supporters gathered to socialize and learn more about how, last summer, The Fund provided New York City children with safe outdoor experiences and enriching virtual

programming. William Lauder, who is chairman of the board of the Fresh Air Fund, told the guests that this year, The Fund has continued its commitment to Fresh Air children by developing programs that would make an impact on their lives, their families and communities. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit organization has provided free summer experiences in the outdoors to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Despite the challenges this year presented by COVID-19, The Fund has continued to provide safe, fun, engaging and enriching experiences for New

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ler, Barbie Bancroft, Toni Bloomberg, Janna Bullock, Sharon Bush, AJ Catsimatidis, Lilianna Cavendish, Michele Herbert, Brooke and Oliver Kennan, Alan Kornberg, Robin Meltzer, Lauren Roberts, Peter Thomas Roth, Kara Ross, Nicole Salmasi, Lucia Hwong Gordon, and Nicole Sexton. The Rita Hayworth Galas in New York, Chicago, and Palm Beach, presided over by Hayworth’s daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, have raised more than $75 million to support the mission of

the Alzheimer’s Association to eliminate Alzheimer’s through research, and to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, as well as to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The upcoming Imagine Benefit is chaired by Princess Yasmin and Gregory Smith shared how special it felt to be together again to fight to end Alzheimer’s, and shared a sneak peek on what to expect at this year’s upcoming event. Smith, who spoke about the impact of Alzheimer’s, pointed

out: “A fact that always stands out to me is that between 2000 and 2019, deaths from heart disease have decreased 7.3%, while deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 145%. Unfortunately, it really is hard to find someone today who doesn’t have a connection to Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.” He also explained that for the first-time, this year’s Imagine Benefit will be a dinner featuring music and storytelling, tied to one of the most famous movie stars of the 20th century Rita Hayworth, through her daughter Princess Yasmin who founded the gala. The dinner will feature live performances, art and music

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Many people tend to shy away from color when designing their living space. Using a neutral palette can be quite beautiful in its own way, but color is what connects our emotions and feelings to a space. Have you ever noticed feeling energized after spending time in a vivid red room? Or feeling calm and tranquil when you’re surrounded by pale blue? Color is one of the most important tools you can use in your design. It has the ability to create an experience that elicits a wide range of emotions from relaxation to passion. Black is the go to color for sleek sophistication. Its contemporary appeal never gets dated, putting a timeless spell on any style of design. Red happens to be one of my favorite colors and is one of the more dramatic colors. It creates feelings of passion, and excitement. Orange is a stimulating color associated with sunshine, and good health. Brighter oranges tend to feel more modern and youthful, while deeper, spicier tones envelop you in rustic warmth and sophistication. Creating the perfect atmosphere for your home can mean adding bursts of color, or total immersion of a single hue. Whatever you choose, select a color palette that connects you to your space and makes you feel good being in it.

from artists in the local arts community, including Krystal Joy Brown, Tamar Greene, Oliver Kennan, Meghan Picerno, Caitlin Sullivan along with musicians from classical, jazz and rock. Hayworth’s career began as a dancer when she was a young girl performing with her father. She rose to personal stardom and was the favorite dance partner of Fred Astaire. Hermes Pan, Astaire’s choreographer who was also a close friend of Hayworth, told me that the two men regarded her as having “the greatest shoulders” in the business and a joy to dance with. There is an exuberance in the air in town as friends once again unite to support the important work being done by organizations like American Cancer Society. Philanthropic lunches and other fundraising events are critical not only to the institutions themselves but also to the hospitality industry that was devastated during the pandemic. It is reported that hotel employment is down almost 40% from the pre-COVID

era. The Office of the Comptroller estimates the industry’s economic impact dropped by 75% from $80.3 billion in 2019 to $20.2 billion in 2020. New York has been one of the cities hardest hit by the international travel bans and curtailed tourism. Meanwhile, another event that marks the annual social/philanthropic annual events is the Mother of the Year, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society research and is held about this time of year at the St. Regis Roof. This year marks the 26th annual Mother of the Year luncheon. Its honorees were Joan Lunden, journalist, author, television host and breast cancer survivor, and Diana Feldman, who has served in numerous leadership positions since joining the organization in 1976 after losing her mother to cancer. Today, Diana, as chair of the special Events Committee, she continues with the same enthusiasm and verve as the day she began.

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season because in expressing its passion, it is always fun and reflects, in my opinion, the enthusiasm and dedication of Diana. Previous Mothers of the Year honorees include: former First Lady of New York Libby Pataki, Hoda Kotb, Katie Couric, Paula Zahn, Vera Wang, Dr. Susan Boolbol, Kathie Lee Gifford, Susan Bloomberg, Anne and Charlotte Ford, Dr. Alexandra Heerdt, Carolina Herrera, Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York, Cynthia Lufkin, Ann Curry, Tory Burch, Grace Hightower De Niro, Muffie Potter As-

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ton, Anne Hearst McInerneyk Deborah Norville, Dana Reeve, Karen Walsh, and Rosanna, Marion, and Elaine Scotto. And then there is the purely social scene becoming active once again. The restaurants are playing a big part but the “social” part— the clubs, the openings, the fundraisers (most important)— are back on the calendar. Last week, Doubles, the private social club in the Sherry-Netherland, had its annual Associates Party. All were dressed to Sparkle & Shimmer & Shake (shake

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contemporary life.” This inventive celebration had something for every devotee of the arts, from the conversation at 5 p.m., to live music in the galleries, rocking out to Timo Weiland, a lively artist and designer, to dinner at the famed Robert’s Restaurant with stunning views of Columbus Circle and Central Park. In the grand finale of the evening, MAD presented the finalists of the Burke Prize, given to a “U.S. based artist who is age 45 or under and works in the expansive fields of glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood.” Funds raised at the Ball, including the proceeds from this auction, help support the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. Also back on the calendar, the Frick Collection hosted its annual Autumn Dinner on a Monday night celebrating the institution and its enduring legacy. This year they honored Ronald Lauder. A noted collector himself, Mr. Lauder is a leading figure in the New York City arts scene, serving as honorary chairman of the Museum of Modern Art and co-founder and president of the Neue

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folded (2008), and also donated $100 million to the Central Park Conservancy (for all New Yorkers), nothing seemed particularly scandalous. I read that his wife came to this country as a young woman from Romania and was quite serious. I have a natural presumption from the looks of her and her foreign background that there’s a lot of No-Nonsense with her. She was a serious worker and responsible when they met and afterwards. You can kind of see it in her photographs. She was a probably a great and dependable partner. But time and money heals all wounds (and often eventually wounds all heels). The Paulsons set up housekeeping in a very large mansion

on East 86th Street. That is the most interesting part of the story for this social historian (or whatever you want to call this brand of curiosity). The house, which is a very grand mansion, was originally owned by Elsie and William Woodward, Sr. Mr. Woodward Sr. was from a very old Maryland family (he was born in 1876) from another era dating back to Colonial times. The original family money was made in the cotton business (selling textiles to the Confederacy). He went to Groton and then Harvard, then Harvard Law, and had a distinguished career as a member of the British and American political elite (including the highly personable King Edward VII (great-grandfather of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth).

Mr. Woodward, Sr. was also an original member of the Federal Reserve and owner of the prestigious Hanover Bank (long ago merged into another huge bank (maybe Citicorp?). Mr. Woodward had one wife, Elsie—who was a famous New York hostess who lived in the big house until after her husband’s death (in 1953), when she moved to an apartment in the Waldorf Towers where she entertained the world famously. The Woodwards had four daughters all of whom married “well” as they used to say, to a Bancroft, a deCrosset, a Cushing, and a Sewall, and one son, William Jr., who in 1943 married a showgirl named Ann Crowell, rumored to have been the girlfriend of Woodward Sr. The couple had two sons: William III, born the following year, and James, born in 1947.

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Twelve years later, after a dinner party for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the couple returned to their house in Oyster Bay. It was later reported that both were worried about a prowler reported to be in the neighborhood at the time. The story in the press later reported that the couple both went to their separate bedrooms with loaded shotguns that night. In the middle of the night, Ann claimed later, she heard a noise on the roof, and went with shotgun from her bedroom into the darkened hallway where she saw a figure in the darkened hallway. Believing he was the prowler, she fired and killed the man. It was her husband. When the police came to the house, they found her sobbing over his dead body and confessed to the shooting, stating that she believed he had been the burglar they were worried 56 QUEST

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about. Later, a man named Paul Wirth, arrested by the police as the prowler, was said to have admitted that he had attempted to break into the Woodward house on the night of the shooting but had been scared away by the sound of gunshots and left. Elsie Woodward, knowing about her son’s private relationship, believed the shooter was indeed her daughter-inlaw but publicly supported her because of her grandchildren, even going so far as to paying Paul Wirth to state that he had been the potential burglar. Three weeks later, Ann testified before a Grand Jury that the shooting was an accident, thinking her husband was the burglar. It was determined by the Grand Jury that there

was no crime committed. More than 15 years after, Truman Capote wrote about the incident (fictitiously) in a piece called Cote Basque 1965, published in Esquire in which a character resembling Ann Woodward—whom he described as a bigamist—one night after a dinner party killed her husband who having confronted her with the information that she had never divorced her first husband, wanted to force her to give him a divorce so that he could marry the new woman in his life. However, she shot him in the Capote version, while he was in the shower—not in the hallway—and then moved the body into the hallway to go along with her story. Years later, Lady Sarah

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Spencer-Churchill, who had been a friend of the couple and had been present that night at the Duchess of Windsor dinner, told this writer that more than once she had personally witnessed Ann Woodward’s violent temper when it came to her husband’s behavior; and knew that there was another woman in his life; and believed that Ann had, in a rage, killed her husband. True or false, after hearing about the publication of the Esquire story, in October 1975, almost 15 years to the day of the incident, Ann Woodward having read the galleys, took a cyanide pill and ended her life. Three years after, her younger son Jimmy jumped from a ninth story window to his death here in New York. Twenty-one years after that, his elder brother “Woody” did the same from his apartment. And so it was. ◆

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IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY I WAS PLEASED to have an assignment to photograph the Secretary of State and Four Star General Colin Powell and his lovely wife, Alma. The Powells were quite at ease in front of the camera, and we all had a laugh as Mrs. Powell straightened her husband’s tie as I photographed them. Powell was Secretary of State at the time and his New York headquarters, the Waldorf Astoria, is where I met him for the photograph. I was surprised and saddened to read that the venerable general who served under both Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush has succumbed the devastating COVID virus. Interesting aside... When photographer Jonathan Delano looked in his 1995 diary to confirm the location and date for me, he mentioned that afterward he and I went straight from photographing Secretary Powell to Central Park for a photo session with Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon at the Imagine Circle. June 6th, 1995 was a busy day. u NOVEMBER 2021 73


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IT HAS STEPPED into the pop culture spotlight via the HBO hit Succession, a hit job on the very rich and powerful produced by the very rich and much more powerful Adam McKay (The Big Short). McKay started off by doing a lot of cheesy comedies, made a large fortune, and then went after Wall Street types. Nothing wrong with that, films are supposed to go after the rich and powerful, and always have, but it’s the coverage of a TV series of a fictional family by the media that is slanted and totally false. The media hints that mogul and patriarch Logan Roy is based on Rupert Murdoch, and that Roy’s dysfunctional family is that of Rupert’s. In reality the Roy bunch are freaks, drug addicts, and incapable of getting anything right. Unfortunately as far as envious hacks are concerned, the Murdoch brood is the direct opposite: attractive, active, and successful in their jobs and as far removed from the fictional Roys as it’s possible to be. Still, envious lefty hacks persist in hinting the freaks are based on the Aussie clan. Go figure, as they used to say in American Samoa. The writer of the show is a Brit, Jesse Armstrong, and article after article praises him as a superior human being for getting the very rich right. Actually, Armstrong is a good salesman of pulp fiction and not much more. His knowledge of the very rich is probably based on cheap novels and gossip columns. I had never heard of him until now, and wonder who the richest person he’s ever met is. He says that he is keen to avoid writing “wealth porn” and glamorizing the Roys’ lifestyle, which sounds to me like a stripper lamenting she has to take her clothes off

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every night. Porn sells and wealth porn sells even more. Basically, the Succession characters are cartoons, so when Sarah Snook (who plays the daughter) tells a hack that she now appreciates her far humbler background more keenly, it sounds like a PR agent has been coaching her a bit too much. Everything is a cliché on the series—the plot, the characters, and the actors off stage grumbling about their humble births. Having said that, I plan to watch every episode because it’s like reading a Mickey Spillane novel when in boarding school. Unputdownable. The swaggering villainy of the superrich gets everyone’s blood pressure reaching for the sky, except that in real life, the real superrich don’t swagger, don’t show off, and are as likely to resemble the freaks of the Roy clan as I am to transition to a woman. Mind you, I understand that a TV series that shows poor people behaving as badly as the Roy clan will not exactly have sponsors elbowing each other to be first in line. Skewering the rich and powerful is safe as well as popular with the masses. There is a very simple explanation to this phenomenon, and it’s the following: Most people would like to be rich, hence watching people richer than themselves behaving badly makes them feel much better. I suppose it is human nature, nothing more serious than that.

Oh yes, there’s another thing too that I almost forgot. I know some extremely rich people who do nothing but help the less fortunate, contribute nonstop to charities, and have families that are as healthy and well-rounded as it is possible to be. I mention their names once in a while in this column, and between you and me they don’t like it, but never complain. But would a TV series based on the George Livanos family be successful? Or the Peter Livanos clan? The sons-in-law of the former are not only as rich and as successful under their own steam, they are as nice as the patriarch and as charitable. What about the Wafic Said family, or the Anthony Bamford one? Too nice and too good in real life to be TV material, so let’s invent reel life. You won’t find any of their names in the Pandora Papers because these friends of mine operate in the open. And speaking of operating in the open, why has this Maktoum character been allowed to kidnap and harass people in the U.K. just because he owns racehorses and has been photographed next to the Queen? I’ll tell you why, because the Brits will bend over for any bully whose moola was not exactly earned legitimately. Maktoum should be banned from Britain until his daughters are released and sixth wife apologized to. She is the daughter of King Hussein, not some tart, an

educated woman who has also represented Jordan in equestrian events in the Olympics. The only mistake she ever made was to marry the ogre, who plays fast and loose with our laws and kidnaps women. Now, there’s a TV soap that would sell. The patriarch is as ugly-looking as a soap villain could be. The country makes Monaco seem like Switzerland, and the ruling family is as unattractive and disjointed as the fictional Roy brood, except that it has diplomatic immunity to kidnap and kill whomever it wishes. British royals genuflect in their presence, and Brit aristocrats stand with their palms turned upward whenever the patriarch shows up. Instead of Succession the soap would be called Possession. The reason it won’t happen is because hacks like Armstrong feel safer with fictional baddies. I would too. u For more Taki, visit takimag.com. NOVEMBER 2021 75


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FOLLOWING A TRYING year, 2021 has brought with it optimism and hope of a new Roaring Twenties to mirror the period of grandeur that followed the Spanish Flu pandemic. Though people are keener to party than ever, many are still hesitant to engage in large crowds with strangers. Replacing Vegas trips and large concerts are celebrations in private, controlled environments, and memberships to social clubs. One of the most notable and exclusive to open in New York is social club and hotel Casa Cipriani, founded by Maggio Cipriani, a fourthgeneration member of the family and president of their namesake hospitality group. With properties in 14 cities spanning four continents, Casa Cipriani is the first of the group’s private social clubs. From above: The Museum at FIT’s 2021 Couture Council Award Luncheon at Cipriani South Street in the Battery Maritime Building; a view from Casa Cipriani’s in-house restaurant. Opposite page: Exterior view of the Battery Maritime Building. NOVEMBER 2021 77


Housed in the iconic Beaux-Arts style Battery Maritime Building built in 1906, Casa Cipriani opened in late August following building renovations and redesign overseen by Marvel Architects and Thierry W. Despont, who brought to life Maggio’s vision for a “private members club in a true modern sense.” While Lower Manhattan may seem like a trek for some, Casa Cipriani has 47 guest rooms and suites with sweeping views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and Statue of Liberty, making the trip worthwhile. Guests can also enjoy the perks that come with the $3,600 annual membership dues, including a spa and wellness center, a Jazz Café, and an in-house restaurant. The building also houses Cipriani South Street, a beautiful private event space that was completed in October 2019. Since its opening, Casa Cipriani has become an instant hotspot, attracting Manhattan’s social scene and celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio. Likewise, the event space has served as the setting for several prominent New York soirees, including the Museum at FIT’s Awards Luncheon and a number of runway shows. Knowing the Cipriani family, Casa Cipriani’s popularity is sure to stand the test of time. ◆ 00 QUEST

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Sikes’ signature blue and white schematic at Villa Aralia was inspired by the hotel’s café awnings, which Sikes would happily view from his room windows over years as a returning guest. “I love the authentic Palm Beach spirit of the hotel. It feels old school, but fresh and fun,” says Sikes. “We are celebrating our firm’s 10-year anniversary this year so we are celebrating our love of blue and white and this villa is an ode to that color palette and to the all-American approachable style we are known for.” Using a crisp blue and white cabana stripe Brunschwig and Fils fabric as a starting point, the villa features Sikes’ new furniture collection with traditional Chaddock in white lacquer, plus lighting fixtures from Sikes’ eponymous collection with Hudson Valley Lighting. Luxe custom upholstery and window treatments were created by Valley Drapery, offering the space a rich and immersive stripe pattern throughout. “Mark’s vision reflects the same optimistic spirit that we try to encapsulate at the hotel,” says Colony Owner and President Sarah Wetenhall on collaborating with the Architectural Digest AD100 interior designer, “His style is fresh but timeless, exactly like The Colony.” Villa Aralia is equipped with a direct private entrance, two bedrooms, two baths, an open living room, and a dining room with an adjacent kitchen. All guests of The Villa Collection at The Colony enjoy every advantage of the hotel in addition to ultra-personalized amenities, including: butler service, access to the beach buggy program, around-town transportation, and open admission to the exclusive villa pool. ◆ For more information visit thecolonypalmbeach.com or call 561.655.5430 82 QUEST


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AT CASA DE CAMPO, privacy meets luxury and there is no better time to experience the Caribbean’s most exclusive playground and private gated community than the holiday season. As the first resort in the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo has remained the favorite premier destination on the island since opening in the 1970s, when frequenters Michael Douglas, Henry Kissinger, Joe DiMiaggio, and Frank Sinatra would regularly fly into the private airstrip. Fast forward half a century and private jets remain the preferred method of

transportation for the resort’s guests and residents. Located next to La Romana International Airport, Casa de Campo’s Private Jet Services provide turnkey solutions to guests and effortlessly handle all arrangements from pickup to departure. And although the resort is surrounded by white sand beaches and palm trees, guests can enjoy a true “at-home” holiday experience with their families in the privacy of a villa, featuring oceanfront or garden views, private pools, and maid service. The many gourmet restaurants will offer menu specials for NOVEMBER 2021 85


Thanksgiving and Christmas, while the private villas come complete with a personalized butler, private chef, maid, and waiter for nights spent dining in. Guests who venture outside their private villas will find dazzling decorations that light up the resort and an extensive series of holiday events, including the annual tree lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa, and fireworks at Altos de Chavón, the 16th century Mediterranean village replica. And those who do choose to experience the magic of Casa de Campo during the Christmas season can rest assured that the experience will be as safe as it is enjoyable. Beyond the Casa Cares program and associated health protocols, Casa de Campo itself is a haven with 7,000 gated acres of paradise and unmatched security. As in all seasons, the compound also boasts four Pete Dye-designed golf courses (including Teeth of the Dog), polo fields, equestrian rings, a spa, tennis courts, a state-of-the-art shooting center, a new family pool at Minitas Beach, and more, leaving guests no reason to venture beyond its gates. It’s the perfect place for families to settle in for the holidays.◆ 00 QUEST

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The Marina at Casa de Campo. Opposite page, counterclockwise from above: The Teeth of the Dog; the Shooting Centre; a helicopter lands within Casa de Campo’s gates.

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“AUTUMN carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” —Jim Bishop, bestselling author and journalist

Layer up in style with J.McLaughlin’s quilted Sarabeth Puffer Jacket in winter white, $248, shown with the Arlette Turtleneck, $158. Visit jmclaughlin.com to shop the looks online or to find your nearest boutique.

Crafted to stand upright or lie flat, AERIN’s brass Cherry Objet is a whimsical piece that instantly adds character to any desk or tabletop; $275 at aerin.com.

Signature gold “T”-inlays align the temples of Tom Ford’s Italian-made polarized shades that help reduce glare and provide superior clarity. Beatrix Sunglasses in Havana; $395 at tomford.com.

Follow your rhythm and create your own playlist with Wempe’s latest Playlist BY KIM Collection. Playlist rings, from top: 18k rose gold and diamonds, $1,795; 18k white gold with baguette-cut diamond, $2,075; 18k white gold, $1,225; 18k white gold black rhodium, $2,075; 18k white gold and diamonds, $3,385; and 18k rose gold, $2,245, all at wempe.com.

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For adventuresome, fun-loving tabletops! Asprey’s Bob Sleigh Salt and Pepper Set in sterling silver, featuring black and white enamel on helmets; $8,330 at asprey.com.

Mark Cross Leather Sanitizer Mini Case (shown in Moss) affixes to any bag, $190 at markcross.com, or head to the flagship store at 667 Madison Avenue.

The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller in yellow gold and adjustable black Oysterflex is sportier and a bit more approachable than Rolex’s typical designs. Shop Rolex at Wempe: 700 Fifth Ave., or call 212.397.9000.

American fashion brand FRAME partnered with one of the most legendary hotels in the City of Lights, the Ritz Paris, to create The “Good Thoughts” Candle from Better

a limited-edition capsule collection

World Fragrance House comes with a

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marker to personalize your message; $75 at

essentials; Ritz Women’s Crewneck

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Look chic while blocking the sun dressed in the Hampton Packable Sun Hat in signature Squishee® material that never loses shape; $245 at ericjavits.com.

Vhernier’s Vague ring in rich 18k rose gold spells elegant simplicity; for enquiries or to order visit vhernier.com.

Get cracking this Thanksgiving! Containing a gift, a hat, and a joke, the Fall Leaves crackers are a sure bet for every table; $30 at merimeri.com.

An updated take on mod ‘60s-style deliciousness, Valentino’s short Crepe Couture Dress in ivory features side pockets and an invisible zip at back; $3,800 at valentino.com.

Titled “Ballerina,” this musical box from the Alessi Circus collection is a limited edition piece, signed by artist Marcel Wanders; $1,850 at us.alessi.com.


From Ralph Lauren’s Equestrian Collection, the double-chain bracelet in 18k rose gold features a stirrup at it’s center; $1,350 at ralphlauren.com.

Featuring a high turn-up collar and covered buttons, Tod’s long quilted coat transitions perfectly from the office into the weekend; $1,875 at tods.com.

The Hermès Circus Set includes a dessert plate, cereal bowl, bowl, and tumbler. Available in pink or blue, the set makes the perfect gift or room décor; $565 at Scully & Scully (please call toll free at 800.223.3717 or visit the store at 504 Park Avenue).

Give the gift of Portage Caviar and French Cocktail Blini, served with a mother-of-pearl spoon—add Catsmo Gold Label Smoked Salmon to the set and your friends or loved ones will be in heaven! Starting at $100, visit portagefoods.com.

Part bomber, part blazer, the mixed-media Bromley jacket juxtaposes casual and refined in an elevated, trend-setting way; $998 at veronicabeard.com.

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THROUGH IMMACULATE CRAFT and unmatched creativity, Elizabeth Gage redefines the way we wear jewelry. Her namesake brand combines different elements, textures, stones, and exuberant color to create pieces that celebrate the avant-garde nature of fine jewelry, with excitement and innovation. Originally trained as a goldsmith, Elizabeth Gage emphasizes quality, detail, and care in the creation and design of her work. Her expertise as a craftsman and creativity as an artist are at the cornerstones of what makes Elizabeth’s pieces wholly unique and timelessly classic. Elizabeth Gage jewels are among the most sought after pieces for their unorthodox approach to luxury. Elizabeth sets herself apart from others in the industry by not holding back when it comes to creating work that is unconventional in its mastery of color and texture. Understanding the importance of both tradition and individuality, the brand also offers a personalized option for pieces that are, quite literally, made for you. Elizabeth Gage has earned rightful success for her work, re92 QUEST

ceiving numerous awards like the Queens Award for Export, British Jewelry Designer of the Year, the De Beers Diamond Award for her Agincourt ring, which was described as “an engineering masterpiece,” and a permanent display in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s jewelry room. In 2017, Elizabeth Gage was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honor List as a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Upon receiving the news, Elizabeth responded, “I am honored and extremely proud to receive such an award for my work. I feel so privileged to have been able to make my career doing what I love. This is a very special moment in my life and one that I will always cherish.” The latest from Elizabeth Gage showcases her consistent attention to detail and inventiveness. With gemstone rings, chic beaded necklaces, and elegant bracelets, it’ll be hard to decide what’s coming home with you. Ranging from mandarin studs of orange enamel and to a blue-green ring with gold detailing and flower motif, Elizabeth once again delivers dazzling pieces that glisten with life. u

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This page, clockwise from top left: A model showcases some classic Elizabeth Gage rings; the Planets Bangle ($17,610); Elizabeth Gage offers a selection of cufflinks; the Mint Green Tourmaline and Enamel Heliotrope Ring ($14,443); Turquoise and Gold Bracelet ($11,869). Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Stunning statement rings with vibrant and colorful enamel are among some of Elizabeth Gage’s classic styles; the Mandarin Garnet and Enamel Earrings ($10,725); the Citrine, Diamond and Enamel Ring ($11,083); designer Elizabeth Gage.


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DRESSING FOR THE OCCASION BY DAVID PATRICK COLUMBIA I’M NOT A SHOPPER and never have been. My fashion needs are uniform. Something for business—and the rest for “leisure.” With the “Social Season” beginning to warm up, there are events—dinners and luncheons—that may require the jacket. My standard has always been the Navy Blue blazer. Over the years, I’ve had quite a few (that I wore out—beginning at the elbow). For years, I depended on Ralph Lauren’s blue blazer that retailed for about $500. The last time I looked, the blue blazer was something around $1,495. A few months ago, Robert Caravaggi, proprietor of “Swifty’s” down at The Colony in Palm Beach, told me about a “tailor” who’d made a couple of jackets for him, which he wears daily on the job. “He’s really good...if you ever...” His name is Paolo Martorano, “a bespoke tailor in his late 20s.” Months later, I got around to calling. Paolo has an office and showroom on West 57th Street. We met there. Paolo is a New York native whose interest in his art began as a child. And, he’s from a long line of Italian tailors— four 94 QUEST

generations deep on his father’s side. By age 16, a high school student in Long Island, he acquired a new copy of Dressing the Man by Alan Flusser. The book is considered the bible of fashion and the definitive guide to what men need to know to dress well. Hoping to meet the author, Paolo sought an “autograph.” It worked, and still in high school, the meeting led to a job at Paul Stuart. After school, it was full-time and he soon became the custom shirt director. Today, his list of customers is impressive, including John Pizzarelli, David Phoenix, Philip B. Miller, Steven DeLuca, and Eric Twardzik. Once, a good friend of Percy Steinhart, founder of Stubbs & Wootton, even asked Paolo to create a jacket using the same material as his favorite pair of tweed slippers so he could sport them together. On meeting, Paolo was naturally well dressed, jacket and tie. The suite is like a boardroom with a three way mirror on the interior end. We also talked about his clientele. He


showed me fabrics for jackets. We never think of a well dressed man of business actually buying his clothes. Some have the same passion Paolo does for bespoke clothing. They buy for the quality—how they’re made. The majority are men who want navy and grey suits everyday. But they also want the best; they’ve earned it. And they want something that is going to fit exactly the same as the last time. He told me about a gentleman in Florida who ordered 10 suits, 10 jackets, 15 pairs of trousers and a few outerwear pieces. He wanted a book of everything he owns; what to wear on what day and where he’s wearing it. Paolo put together a Palm Beach wardrobe, a Midwest wardrobe, a New York wardrobe, a wardrobe for the airplane, for the boat. Everything is organized for the client so he doesn’t have to think about it but rather have Paolo think for him. My request was a lot simpler. The blue blazer. Two fittings, including discussing what I prefer—length, buttons (two), sleeve length, waist. The third visit was the finished jacket except for the buttons and the comfortable sleeve length. It fits like a glove. There’s a sense of propriety in that “fit.” It actually looks the part. ◆

Clockwise from top left: Catherine Carey, Robert Caravaggi (in a jacket tailored by Paolo Martorano), and Amy Hoadley at The Colony Palm Beach; David Patrick Columbia during a fitting; David Patrick Columbia in the finished jacket. Opposite page, from above: Paolo taking measurements at the atelier; Paolo Martorano. NOVEMBER 2021 95


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THRIVING MARKETS B Y B R O O K E K E L LY

NEW YORK is back and Manhattan’s recovery continues to gather steam. With COVID bargains behind us, the best value can be found in units requiring renovation, as buyers are hesitant to perform work in today’s supply-challenged world. Suburban areas like Locust Valley continue to attract buyers drawn to privacy and seclusion outside of the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Historically known for a surge of sales in the spring, there is now buyer activity year-round. To our south, winter vacationers of Palm Beach and Miami are becoming full-time residents due to tax advantages and the ability to work remotely surrounded by beaches and warm weather. And for nature-lovers, there is also rising interest in the plantation life on offer in South Georgia and Charleston, where residents enjoy natural beauty, wildlife, and relatively mild climate. Our brokers share their advice on how to navigate these coveted markets. 96 QUEST


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Amanda Cannon Goldworm, Megan Duryea Scott, and Merrill Curtis at Sotheby’s International Realty 212.606.4129 / ammteam@sothebyshomes.com

Q: Tell me about the current state of the Manhattan real estate market. A: The Manhattan market is incredibly active but it remains price sensitive. Starting at the end of the first quarter of this year, the market started to see record levels of signed contracts and that trend continued through the third quarter. The combination of buyers wanting to take advantage of the lower prices brought on by the pandemic as well as great deal of movement that was created from this COVID period were the primary drivers in the activity. We have seen a number of people who had fled the city in 2020, deciding to return. Another trend we are seeing is downtown families moving uptown, who perhaps have children in school uptown. We also saw people trading up to larger apartments who perhaps would have waited several more years to do that. Q: Where can buyers find good deals, now that the COVID-19 bargaining days are behind us? A: Apartments that require a complete renovation continue

to represent good value given people are generally not keen to take on a renovation due to significant constructions costs and supply chain delays. Q: What are buyers looking for in listings right now? What’s trending? A: The two most critical things buyers are looking for in listings are: renovated and well-priced. Q: Which neighborhoods are popular for young couples and families? A: We still find that the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and TriBeCa are the most popular neighborhoods for families. The West Village seems to remain the most popular for young couples.

149 East 73rd Street #5A New York, New York; $5,750,000.

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KIRK HENCKELS Compass / 917.291.6700 / kirk.henckels@compass.com

cially in today’s supply challenged world. And the Summer Work Rules of some top Upper East Side coops make selling difficult in the extreme, exacerbating the fact that the $10m+ coop market has a surplus of high quality inventory. This category is where there is a downward pressure on prices. Otherwise, coop prices seem to be holding nicely. Q: Tell me about a listing. A: With approximately 4,500 square feet of proportioned rooms, 4 East 72nd Street, #8A, is a coveted four-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side. The master suite includes a fireplace and a dressing room. The additional three bedrooms are conveniently located in another wing of the apartment and each has a spacious bathroom ensuite.

Q: Where can buyers find good deals in the city? A: The best deals in the city continues to be in coops, particularly along the East River, where there are gorgeous neighborhoods like Sutton and Gracie Square that are perceived to be locationally challenged. Q: What are buyers looking for in listings? A: Buyers remain shy of performing big renovations, espe-

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4 East 72nd Street, #8A in New York, New York; $11,000,000.

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Q: Tell me about the state of the Manhattan market. A: As of late October, the overall luxury market in Manhattan continues to show a remarkable recovery. While the huge majority of sales are new condo developments, especially downtown, the uptown market is also doing well. What is new and very exciting is the Upper East Side trend in its new condos. Unlike the downtown rather banal glass towers, there are several architecturally important new condos being completed in the East 70s through 90s, by architects like Peter Pennoyer and Robert Stern. These buildings’ exteriors rival the great Rosario Candela buildings like 740 and 960 Fifth. And they report remarkable sales at high prices. Yes, Matilda, there is hope for classicism in the world of new condos.


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CURT “CHIP” HALL Plantation Services / 843.860.3432 / cohplantation@icloud.com

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Q: Tell me about “plantation life.” Who is typically drawn to these properties, and why? A: Plantations in the Southeastern United States are some of the most beautiful places in the world. They typically range in size from several hundred to several thousand acres and are operated primarily for hunting. Many have remained in the same families for generations. People are attracted to this area because of its natural beauty, the abundant fish and wildlife, and the mild climate. The Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico are nearby. The market is good. Q: Tell me about the areas you represent and how do they differ? A: We have offices in the plantation areas of South Georgia and North Florida and in Charleston, South Carolina. The difference in the neighborhoods is there are more quail in Georgia and Florida and more ducks in South Carolina. Our company, Plantation Services, began in Albany, Georgia in 1959 selling and managing farms and plantations. At one time we were managing 31 operations. In the process we developed many clients from around the

country and a reputation for our expertise in marketing and managing these unique properties. Q: Tell me about some of the new and exciting properties currently in your inventory. A: Our three newest listings are in South Carolina. The first is a 1640-acre historic riverfront hunting plantation in the ACE Basin. There’s also an 1800-acre timber and hunting tract that is part of the Hampton Stokes Field Club. Finally, we have a 520-acre country estate with a significant house overlooking lakes and quail woods. In Georgia, we just closed the sale of Gillionville, a quail plantation known worldwide. It has been in the same family for 150 years.

1,640-acre plantation in the ACE Basin in South Carolina.

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Q: How would you describe the current state of the Locust Valley market? A: We are seeing prices increase throughout the year, and even with these increases there’s no shortage of buyers. Listings are in short supply but buyers are plenty! If a property is priced correctly than it should move quickly with multiple offers. Q: When is the best season to sell? A: Years ago, we would say spring was the best season to buy. Now with such little inventory, we are are seeing buyers watching the market from their phones constantly; when the right house comes on, they are ready to jump. I recently

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listed a home in August, which used to be a slow season, but I had 14 showings the first two weeks that led to multiple offers and offers above asking! The best season to sell is now! Q: Tell me about a coveted listing. A: “Laurelwood” offers the ultimate in luxury and privacy. This historic country estate surpasses all expectations. Surrounded by stately specimen trees, and adjacent to a nature preserve, the home is accessed by a long Rhododendron lined driveway. On almost five acres, the Tudor-style brick house, with its steeply gabled Ludowici tile roof, was designed by the renowned Architect, Harrie T. Lindeberg. Elegant wide plank wood flooring, soaring ceilings, and beautiful casement windows are found throughout the house. Six spacious bedrooms upstairs. Plus two bedroom attached cottage.

“Laurelwood” in Locust Valley, Long Island; $3,400,000.

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Q: Tell me about the different areas in Long Island that you represent. A: I work all over Long Island in Locust Valley, Matinecock, Mill Neck, Glen Cove, Lattingtown, Sea Cliff, Oyster Bay, Brookville, Upper Brookville, and Old Brookville. I also work in Cold Spring Harbor and Laurel Hollow. There are so many fabulous villages in Long Island and inventory is so low that most buyers are looking in multiple areas.


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MILTIADIS KASTANIS Douglas Elliman / 305.298.8511 / mkastanis@elliman.com

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Q: Tell me about the state of the Miami market. A: The Miami real estate market is in a healthy position and moving at a steady pace. The market has been selling from the top down with super prime single family homes and now larger condos are all trading at very strong values. Ultimately the buyer profile has shifted from the part time homeowner to the full time resident. Q: Why have so many people chosen to relocate to Miami? A: I feel that the relocation of people from the Northeast and the West Coast started as a trend and turned into a full on movement. When out-of-state buyers were burdened with new tax laws paired with cold weather conditions, we saw the initial increase of buyers. However, with the support of the local governance, installation of new cultural experiences, food and beverage and infrastructure, these pioneer buyers have driven an increasingly growing group of new buyers behind them realizing that Miami is a desirable, easy-to-live city with all the amenities of any major city with the bonus of having some of the best beaches in the country. Q: What’s selling, and where? A: What’s selling is simple; well-located single family homes

and condos that are amenity driven. Each area has its own vibe and culture, and the price points range largely. Miami is selling across the board but Miami Beach’s Venetian Islands and Sunset Islands are particularly popular. I consider these the ‘gold coast.’ Q: Anything else you’d like to share? A: Miami, which was once a holiday destination or a weekend trip for most of Americans and international travelers, has really evolved into such a livable, full-time location. There are so many great reasons to visit Miami proper now with the evolution of neighborhoods like Design District and Little River. Some of our shopping, dining, and cultural experiences are retrofit into these areas and people are leaving the beaches to enjoy these amenities beyond their homes.

8955 Collins Avenue #701 in Miami Beach, Florida; $11,900,000.

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Q: Where can buyers find good deals, now that the COVID bargaining days are behind us? A: The best deals remain on properties that need a little work and in areas that are a little less prime or have higher overall inventory. Midtown in general still has higher supply so there remain some great buys, far east on the Upper East, etc. Downtown is incredibly hot—especially for turnkey condos. That’s where we’ve seen pricing really firm up/ rise the most.

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What are buyers looking for in listings? A: Buyers are looking for great space and paying a premium for great finishes and amenities. Any apartment that can accommodate extra space for a home office, gym, etc. is in demand. With long lead times for materials and increase in construction costs, buyers are also showing less interest in any apartment that needs any work. Q: Anything else you’d like to share? A: This year is the first in many that real estate has really been fun again. After years of cooling market culminating in a terrible one last year, this year has been one of great optimism. It’s been amazing to watch as NYC has proven all the naysayers wrong and so many people have reaffirmed their investment in the city.

111 Murray Street #PH2 in New York, New York; $40,000,000.

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Q: Tell me a bit about the state of the Manhattan market. A: The market in Manhattan is on fire! After a very tough 8 to 9 months in 2020, 2021 has been the longest, hottest market of my career. What’s really interesting is that it’s been driven almost entirely by a domestic audience—very few internationals are back yet, which I think speaks to how strong the market actually is. We’re seeing incredible demand from New Yorkers looking to upgrade and from domestic buyers that have long wanted a pied-a-terre in NYC. I think this market still has great legs; with the worst of COVID hopefully behind us and inventory being worked through at a great pace, we’re looking forward to a great 2022 market.


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Q: Tell me about the current state of the Manhattan real estate market. A: The real estate market in Manhattan is busy! Although real estate has been gaining traction since last spring, September brought in a new wave of enthusiasm and an incredible vibrancy to the market.

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Q: Where can buyers find good deals? A: ‘Good deals’ are fading fast, but if found they are likely to be in areas that were really hit hard during the pandemic such as some parts of midtown and the far Upper West Side.

Q: Tell me about a listing. A: This sprawling high floor 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath, Bing & Bing pre-war condominium (below), is a rare gem in the heart of the West Village. Apartment 14GH offers two sunken living rooms, each with a wood-burning fireplace, a central chefs-kitchen with adjacent dining, and a corner master bedroom that includes a claw-foot tub in its ensuite-bath. This beautiful home has four unobstructed, sunny exposures that include incredible views of the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower and the Hudson River. The sunrises are spectacular and the sunsets breathtaking. Q: Anything else you’d like to share? A: The city is back to life and full of great energy. Now is a fantastic time to own a piece of New York! u

Q: What are buyers looking for in listings? A: Having spent so much time indoors during the lockdown, buyers are considering the importance of an extra bedroom or outdoor space, more than they did pre-pandemic. If they cannot stretch their budget to accommodate more interior space, they are focusing on neighborhoods with plenty of access to outdoor cafés and close proximity to parks or the rivers. Q: Which areas are popular for young couples and families? A: Young couples and families continue to focus on proximity to schools, parks, and everyday conveniences.

302 West 12th Street #14GH in New York, New York; $6,650,000.

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On December 2nd, Art Basel is returning to Miami Beach until the 4th. Browse the dozens of artists at the Miami Convention Center and other pop-up events throughout the city. For more information, visit artbasel.com.

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The Palm Beach Symphony will host a cocktail reception to kick off its season. Invitation only. For more information, visit palmbeachsymphony.org.

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will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a live performance. Tickets are available on Eventbrite, accessible via etd.nyc/2021-gala.

Browse for fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items, and more. For more information, visit vizcaya.org.

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8th, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The evening will honor winners of the Anne Morgan Women of Courage Award and the Chateau de Blérancourt Award. For more information, contact info@blerancourtusa.org or call 212.725.5380.

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The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) will host the 2021 Virtual Courage in Journalism Awards as a Washington Post Live event. The event will honor women who have exhibited remarkable bravery and spirit in journalism. Event chair is president of CNN Worldwide, Jeff Zucker. For more information, call 781.962.1847 or visit iwmf.org.

Salon Art + Design is returning to New York this fall, November 11th to the 15th at the Park Avenue Armory. The Salon will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary, showcasing the most impressive designs from around the world—vintage, modern, and contemporary. For more information, visit thesalonny.com.

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On November 16th, The Vera Institute of Justice will host its 60th Anniversary Gala at Cipriani Wall Street at 6 p.m. For more information, email gala@vera.org or call 347.545.2559.

The Daughters of the American Revolution will hold the Henry Morrison Flagler chapter luncheon at the Chesterfield in Palm Beach. Lyette Rebackl is the guest speaker. Founded in 1890, DAR is a non-profit dedicated to preserving history. For more information, call 561.329.3625.

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Center. For more information, visit artbasel.com/miami-beach.

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The Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults will hold its Together Again soiree at Club Colette in Palm Beach. By invitation. For more information, call 561.655.7266.

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SparkYouth will host its annual Awards Benefit on December 6th at Chelsea Piers to raise money towards their efforts to empower and support New York City’s underresourced youth. There will be a reception and dinner. For tickets and information, visit sparkyouthnyc.org or email sparkyouth@cmevents.net.

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On November 8th, The American Friends of Blérancourt will host its annual black-tie gala dinner from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, contact info@blerancourtusa.org or call 212.725.5380.

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The French Institute Alliance Francaise will honor two figures who have contributed to cross-cultural partnership between the U.S. and France at its Trophée des Arts Gala. This celebratory event will bring together figures from New York and France in support of FIAF’s educational and cultural programs. For more information, email cmalaussena@ fiaf.org or call 646.388.6632.

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The Vera Institute of Justice, an organization that works to build and improve better justice systems, will host its 60th Anniversary Gala at Cipriani Wall Street. The event will be honoring the Trinity Church of Wall Street; Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation; and Clara Wu Tsai, founder of the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation. For more information, email gala@vera.org or call 347.545.2559.

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Art Basel is returning to Miami Beach from December 2nd through the 4th at the Miami Convention

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will host its 50th anniversary Christmas Ball at the Sailfish Club of Florida. Guests will be greeted by tail-wagging, adoptable pets before heading inside for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing. For more information, email j.pelleccina@peggyadams. org or call 561.472.8842.

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Red Sneakers For Oakley is proudly hosting its 4th Annual Food Allergy Awareness Benefit in Palm Beach. All money raised will directly fund the organization’s efforts to educate and advocate on behalf of those who suffer from food allergies. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit redsneakers.org/benefit.

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The annual Worth Avenue Christmas Tree Lighting will begin on November 30th at 6p.m. in Palm Beach. There will be a parade and a night of holiday festivities. For more information, visit worth-avenue.com/events/. christmas-tree-lighting.

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TO GROW UP IN MIAMI is to grow alongside it. When the sun shines year-round, the only markers of change are the city landscape, and you. It’s a place that honors a dynamic history while simultaneously evolving through every season. Having grown up in Miami, it wasn’t until I left for college that I began to reflect on just how singular the city is, particularly the ways in which it continues to grow while preserving the cultural foundation of where it came from. Miami is a place that knows who it is, and what it wants to be, celebrating time-honored tradition and welcoming modernity.

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While Miami is relatively small as cities go, the versatility of landscape and culture enriches every block, feeling like you’ve traveled miles and decades away with each change in neighborhood. Every area has its own distinct, palpable personality, housing the landmarks that define it, while welcoming continued evolution. Bal Harbour has elegance and charm. It’s where I spent countless Mother’s Day brunches, birthdays, and shopped for those special occasion, one-of-a-kind dresses at the world-renowned Bal Harbour Shops. The 450,000 square feet of stores and world-class restaurants makes it a destination for errands and celebrations alike. For a change of pace, across the street is Haulover Park, which has always been a longtime favorite for sunset views, kite flying, and a quiet beach day. Known for it’s flare and funk, South Beach is a Miami staple for classic art deco, palm tree-lined streets, and extravagant night life. In many ways it’s the mascot for Miami, showcasing so much of the magic that makes South Florida a global destination. While landmarks like Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, and the ever-popular Joe’s Stone Crab are a must, South Beach is also home to some of my favorite, lesser-known Miami treasures. South Pointe Park is, I think, the most charming beach and boardwalk in the city. At the southernmost point of Miami Beach, the park is surrounded by water, where you can spend the day strolling along the ocean, lounge in the grass or elevated hill to watch cruise ships pass by, then eventually catch the sunset at the pier or view from the oceanfront Smith & Wollensky.


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Another South Beach gem is Sunset Harbour and the Purdy Avenue restaurants and shops. This was always, and still is, one of my dearest corners of Miami. Just off of Lincoln Road, it bursts with the same energy, with a more curated, neighborhood feel. Nestled in an unassuming corner, it’s both intimate and authentic, allowing for a genuine Miami experience that will make you feel like a local. For sophistication and spark, Brickell is the place to explore in style. The New York City-esque landscape makes it home for businesses and skyscraper living alike. Brickell City Center, which opened in 2016, has contributed to the dynamic atmosphere that pulses with energy. Stop in to explore the four levels of luxury, grab a bite at the Miami born staple, Pubbelly Sushi, and finish the day with a film at the Brickell CMX. Brickell is also home to the Pérez Art Museum which, besides the waterfront view, exhibits some of the best art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Just a few miles up is the Design District, an area that radiates with chic. Between the awe-inspiring architecture, curated storefronts, and eclectic dining options, it’s a neighborhood with style that sparkles. No matter what you do though, believe me that the magical Mediterranean classic, Mandolin Aegan Bistro, is an absolute must (if you can get in). Pro tip: Plan in advance or go early—like, really early.

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Wynwood has always been a personal favorite for its captivating art and effortless cool. What now houses 50 blocks of world-renowned art, restaurants, and eccentric boutiques, Wynwood was barely a destination in the ’90s and was just finding form when I was growing up. By the time I was in high school, though, the Wynwood Walls and booming restaurants became a weekend must. Now, it’s expanded even more, becoming a prime location for nightlife, five-star dining, and gallery hopping. Wynwood is a hub for art, exploring, and a genuinely good time. I’ve always considered Coral Gables the pseudo “mother” of Miami. It ignites a sense of home, honoring tradition with some of Miami’s oldest landmarks and historic landscape. The rustic, Mediterranean architecture and outpouring of green makes the Gables as scenic as it is rich in art and history. Aside from the University of Miami, Coral Gables is home to Vizcaya


This page, clockwise from above: The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is one of Miami’s oldest, premier destinations; The Venetian Pool in Coral Gables; a South Beach taxicab decked out in Roberto Britto design; an outdoor concert at the Biltmore Hotel. Opposite page: Wynwood’s colorful and capitivating walls; live music and dancing at the world-class

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food hall and event space, 1-800-Lucky (bottom right).

Museum & Gardens, the Biltmore Hotel, and classic institutions like Christy’s Steakhouse, making it a destination for art, elegance, and tradition. Along with the more well-known landmarks, the Gables houses dozens of small business that built their foundation in the neighborhood. Books & Books, which is now one of the most well-respected independent booksellers in the country, is still in its original location in Coral Gables. Browse their diverse selections and get cozy in their courtyard café with a new paperback. It’s been almost eight years since I’ve lived in Miami full-time. As I get older, and live my life elsewhere, my fondness for Miami only grows, bringing to light just how special the city is, how far it’s come, and how it continues to flourish. Growing up, my sister and I would play this game, “Local or Tourist?,” which is exactly what it sounds like: a people watching guessing game. We relished in this exercise because of the sheer difficulty to discern who was a local, and who was passing through. Of course, it sprouted out humor and idle entertainment, but also genuine admiration for the vibrancy and diversity that makes Miami a multicultural hub. Thinking back on this now, it reiterates my growing admiration for the city and what makes it so special: the way visitors and residents alike embrace the eccentric atmosphere with color, energy, and enthusiasm of their own. ◆ N OOVCETMOBBEERR 22002211 10101


MORE THAN SKIN DEEP BY ELIZABETH KURPIS


From top: A virtual candystore of skincare on display inside of Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Miami Boutique & Spa; Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Body Brush; $35 at drsturm.com; a colorful illustration of the doctor outside of her namesake boutique and spa by artist Jenny Croik. Opposite page: The German aesthetics doctor proves her anti-inflammatory philosophy

BEAUTY MAVEN and master aesthetician, Dr. Barbara Sturm, certainly knows a thing or two about the fine art of skincare routines. Fresh off the opening of her new Miami Boutique and Spa, set within the city’s charming Design District, she sat down with me to discuss the secrets—those of the non-proprietary kind, of course— behind her renowned #SturmGlow, along with some of her favorite Miami must-see’s and ‘do’s.

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and non-surgical, anti-aging skin treatments—work.

What are some of your favorite beauty products? My Face Mask is a must-have. I use it virtually every morning and it’s truly my beauty secret when it comes to that extra boost of hydration and glow. I cannot live without my Hyaluronic Serum or Super Anti-Aging Face Cream. I hardly wear any makeup dayto-day but if I do, my go-to is an eye shadow by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I also love Jillian Dempsey’s Lid Tints because I can apply those with my fingertips. My signature fragrance is Byredo’s Bal D’Afrique. I’m also a firm believer that a Body Brush is as easy and inexpensive as it is effective. I do this twice a week before an alternating warm and cold shower, which helps stimulate your lymphatic system, blood circulation, fibroblasts and exfoliate your skin. NOVEMBER 2021 113


A treatment room inside of Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Miami Boutique & Spa; the 6-step Winter Kit contains Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Cleanser, Face Mask, Night Serum, Calming Serum, Rich Face Cream, and Lip Balm, wich work in tandem to leave skin and lips thoroughly hydrated and ready to withstand the elements throughout the cooler months. Complete with a travel-friendly, sustainable “teddy” fabric bag, shop the Winter Kit ($250) at drsturm.com. Opposite page: Outside of Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Miami Boutique & Spa.

What is your favorite spa? My Dr. Barbara Sturm Miami Boutique & Spa, naturally! I love that my customers and clients can interact with my products in person and ask my expert aestheticians all of their skincare questions face-to-face, especially now that in-person treatments are available once again as well. What is your favorite place to stay? The last time I was in Miami I stayed at The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, which is such a beautiful space. I do like to try and visit new places, however, so I tend to stay somewhere different each time I am there. What is your favorite place to shop? Nothing compares to the Design District. It’s one-of-a-kind and such an architecturally significant area. What is your favorite Miami museum/gallery? I’m a big fan of the Museum Garage in the Design District, 114 QUEST

which showcases the works of different artists and designers from around the world. It’s so inspiring. What is your favorite place to eat? I love the sushi at ZZ’s and the Greek food at Mandolin. Casa Tua is one of my favorites, too. How would you spend your dream Miami day? I would join my friend Erika on her boat for cocktails. Then I would head to ZZ’s or Mandolin for a bite. I would finish the night walking through the Design District with my friend Craig Robins to see the beautiful area he created and the amazing pieces of art on display. ◆

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How do you achieve healthy and vibrant skin while also protecting against Miami’s sometimes overbearing heat, humidity, and sunshine? You want to avoid rich or oily products and focus more on those that are light and ultra-hydrating. I always have my Sun Drops SPF50, which offers hybrid sun protection and skincare. It feels lightweight on the skin, while creating a broad-spectrum shield against UVA and UVB rays. It also heals, moisturizes and contains anti-oxidative ingredients to give the skin that perfect Sturm glow.



ON-THEWATER EXCLUSIVE “OUR MEMBERS simply adore their time on the water,” says Barton & Gray Mariners Club co-founder Doug Gray. And he knows what he’s talking about. In fact, the club’s professionally captained Hinckley powerboats have been providing members with exclusive on-the-water enjoyment in sought-after spots such as Nantucket, New York City, East Hampton, Palm Beach, and over 20 other exclusive destinations for more than 15 years. “We know what works from running tens of thousands of outings for our members,” Gray continues. “So, when people started asking us for a bigger and more open boat, we decided to put all we know about helping our members have amazing on-the-water experiences into designing a new boat that could be even better than what we’ve offered before. But, we aren’t yacht designers or builders, so we turned to the pros to bring our ideas to life.” As a result, Gray, and Barton & Gray co-founder Tim Barton worked closely on the design—that became the Daychaser 48— with Doug Zurn and his team who have been designing awardwinning yachts for decades. Meanwhile, the composite experts at Boston BoatWorks bring a special passion for boat building to the project. And as you can see, the lines of the Daychaser are modern and classic without being radical or even worse, stale. And since it measures just under 50-feet-long and 15-feet feet wide Daychaser is a perfect dayboat with ample space for socializing in four separate zones. The lounge in the bow is the spot to catch some sun. The bar is ideal place to eat and drink. The aft deck’s chaise lounges are for…lounging. And the large beach club on the stern is maximized for water-sports and beach access.

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managed yacht. The upfront costs of this package are less than purchasing a specific boat outright. And managed fleet investors enjoy tax benefits, income, and a club membership as well. Watch this space! The Daychaser 48 is about to disrupt new boat sales because Barton & Gray aren’t boat builders. They’re on-the-water experience builders. And their new Daychaser 48 looks like its going to be as fun (and easy) to own as it is to use. u Renderings that show Daychaser 48’s pilothouse (above) and exterior (below). Opposite page, from above: The Shelter Island Runabout; renderings of the Daychaser 48,’ a Zurn Yacht Design.

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Belowdeck there’s a roomy head with a full shower and a daybed for the occasional nap. At the helm, the captain has complete control with all the leading technology and our custom-built joystick control system. And another cool aspect of this design is that various ownership packages are available. Early adopters can buy a Daychaser outright and use it whenever they want while Barton & Gray provides all maintenance, transport and care. This package also gives Daychaser owners membership privileges to the entire a fleet Barton & Gray yachts. Owners can also invest in a Barton & Gray Mariners Club


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BUSINESSWOMAN, MOTHER, world-class hostess, and beloved friend, Estée Lauder was a visionary who revolutionized the beauty industry. Born to Hungarian immigrants in Queens, New York, Lauder was a self-made woman in a time when such a thing didn’t exist. Assouline’s new book, Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life, pays tribute to her impact on the beauty industry, women, and the world.


Estée Lauder introduces her first full makeup collection, featuring a limitededition assortment for evening wear, 1962. Opposite page, clockwise from above: William Lauder’s high school graduation from Trinity, 1978; Estée and Joseph set sail to Bermuda for their honeymoon, 1930; Aerin, Jane, and Estée at Disney World.


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The book opens with a thoughtful forward from Lauder’s own granddaughters, although, they never called her the “G” word. “Never wanting to seem old, she insisted we call her Estée, instead of Grandma,” writes Aerin and Jane Lauder, introducing us to Lauder’s journey from building a business in her kitchen to becoming a world-renowned beauty guru. A mosaic of photographs, quotes, firsthand accounts from family and friends, Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life takes us through Lauder’s remarkable rise and eventual success. Split into three chapters—The Business of Beauty, In Good Company, and Family is Everything—we see the various shifts of Lauder’s stardom and business, and her insatiable perseverance that led her there. “I did not get here by wishing for it. I got here by working for it,” one quote reads on the decorated pages. A woman with drive and purpose, she set out to revolutionize the beauty industry in a way that gave women NOVEMBER 2021 123


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more agency. Those close to Lauder remark on her innate understanding of human connection, and it was her warmth and engagement that made her a master marketer. “Quality to her was not just the product, but the entire experience,” writes Aerin and Jane Lauder. Her insistence and welcomed opportunities to “try” her products—regardless of purchase—was unheard of, and it was this approach that made her, in many ways, the woman responsible for the cosmetic shopping experience that exists today. Lauder believed that beauty first came from within, through confidence that radiates, and built a beauty empire that helped women look good, and feel even better. While the book works chronologically, one consistency holds true: her strong, impenetrable values as a businesswoman, mother, and friend. Throughout the hardships and endless work to build her business from the ground up, she never wavered in her belief that family came first. To this day, she is the only one of her competitors with a family dynasty. Lauder was a woman who knew what was important, how to live, and would go after what she wanted. Assouline’s new book serves as an inspiring blueprint for all ambitious, compassionate, and strong women, with a message to ignite impact whenever you can. ◆


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THE BEST SHOPPING IN THE SUNSHINE STATE From the quiet island of Boca Grande to Miami’s booming Bal Harbour and Lincoln Road, we guide you through the hottest boutiques—both old and new—in Florida’s most exciting shopping destinations.


RALPH LAUREN 9700 Collins Avenue (Bal Harbour Shops) 305.864.4218 / ralphlauren.com With Bal Harbour finally reopen for in-person shopping, the mall features a variety of new stores and continued plans for expansion. Still, the classics like Ralph Lauren are here to stay. Ralph Lauren is a staple to American fashion, as well as Miami lifestyle, and the Bal Harbour boutique features a versatile selection of the label’s collections. From polos to cable knit sweaters to the occasional black-tie gown, Ralph Lauren is a brand that understands what you need for any and every occasion.

SANDRO 701 S Miami Avenue (Brickell City Centre) 305.374.6817 / us.sandro-paris.com Sandro brings its chic Parisian spirit to their Miami store, located in the heart of Brickell City Centre. The brand emphasizes elegance and discretion, with looks achieving the effortless grace and timeless chic found on the streets of Paris. Since the brand launched in 1984, it has charmed the world with their sophisticated and cool French fashion adapted for the contemporary woman. With well-cut basics, soft neutrals, and playful dresses, Sandro is the destination for relaxed and stylish additions to your wardrobe.

BALMAIN 9700 Collins Avenue (Bal Harbour Shops) 305.397.8152 / balmain.com Since Pierre Balmain founded his eponymous label in 1945, the house of Balmain has been known for flattering the female figure and decking women around the world in Parisian opulence. From his nipped-waist dresses of the ’40s and ’50s to today’s famous bandage dress, the line celebrates those hourglass curves. Its flagship boutique in the Bal Harbour Shops features an array of coveted Balmain mini dresses along with a selection of ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories. For the men, check out this season’s variety of jackets, sweaters, and printed t-shirts. NOVEMBER 2021 127


DSQUARED2 9700 Collins Avenue (Bal Harbour Shops) 305.866.7880 / dsquared2.com The identical twins, Dean and Dan Caten, share spunk and excitement with their brand Dsquared2. The duo’s Italian flair is right at home in Miami, where dressing up and showing skin is encouraged. The bold, bright colors and sexy silhouettes make Dsquared2 the ideal destination to spice up your wardrobe. At the Bal Harbour boutique, you’ll find the latest in men’s and women’s fashion, perfect for the beach or a night out. Its stylish sneakers turn track shoes into dress shoes with their clean lines, high-end materials and colorful construction. You’ll be living your best life in the brand’s staples.

VHERNIER 9011 Collins Avenue (Four Seasons Hotel) Bungalow #3 786.615.2722 / vhernier.com Vhernier has opened a dazzling popup inside the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, running through the end of spring. What originated as a goldsmith’s workshop in 1984, Vhernier has always had deep admiration for gold and a fascination with gemstones. Today, the Italian designer aims to create jewelry that is contemporary and unconventional. Building upon its icons, like the Calla necklace, the Pirouette ring, the Palloncino brooch, and the Vague earrings, each year the brand offers sophisticated, nature-inspired silhouettes that separate each piece from the crowded market of high-end jewelry. Every piece is handled with care and attention, crafted by highly skilled artisans in Valenza, Italy.

TASCHEN 1117 Lincoln Rd 305.538.6185 / taschen.com Taschen’s South Beach location pays tribute to the art celebrated and sold in their stores. Designed by Philippe Starck and housed within the landmark Herzog & de Meuron building on Lincoln Road, it features both floor-to-ceiling murals as well as an elaborately patterned, handpoured terrazzo floor made entirely of stones indigenous to South Florida, designed by British artist Toby Ziegler. Stop by to browse the myriad of eccentric books, or simply witness the work of art that is the store itself.


AQUA 421 Park Avenue (Boca Grande) 941.964.2209 / aquaboutique.net Aqua is a small—but plentiful—boutique on the tiny island of Boca Grande, Florida. They cater to the modern, classic woman—whether she’s in school, a mother, or a grandmother. The collections are the marriage of “island bohemian” and “sophisticated chic.” As the owners say, “We like things plain and simple but not without a twist. We strive to be classic but different.” Recently, Aqua began offering private shopping experiences to assist in finding exactly what you’re looking for. You can also check out their website to browse and shop the latest in store. Be sure to check out all the costume jewelry and charms they have both in-store and online.

BOB BAKER SHOES 720 5th Avenue South (Naples) 239.262.6358 / bobbaker.com Naples locals know that Bob Baker Shoes is the ideal place to go for fun, playful footwear that feels good and looks great. In fact, many regard it as the “finest shoe store in Naples.” Locally owned for nearly 50 years, this mom-andpop boutique has friendly, knowledgeable employees who care about comfort, quality, and style. They also have a rewards program for loyal customers along with offering great prices on brand-name shoes. Along with men’s and women’s, Bob Baker Shoes also carries a diverse array of children’s sandals, making it a must-stop destination to shop for the whole family.

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STUBBS & WOOTTON 340 Worth Avenue 561.655.6857/ stubbsandwootton.com Purveyors of the handmade slipper— which can be sported both day and night, on men and women alike—Stubbs & Wootton is a favorite among locals (or anyone looking for an authentic touch of Palm Beach style). The brand’s iconic designs embody everything magical about Palm Beach: fine quality and fashion sense mixed with wit, humor, and flair. Whether in velvet or needlepoint, prepare to turn heads when stepping out in your Stubbs. Stroll into the charming store at 340 Worth Avenue to find your perfect match.

JENNIFER GARRIGUES 308 Peruvian Avenue 561.659.7085 / jennifergarrigues.com

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Interior designer Jennifer Garrigues began her career as a fashion model with Christian Dior, so it comes as no surprise that she has a trained and talented eye for magnificent things. Known for her creative taste that blends style and comfort, Garrigues offers design services for residential, commercial, and hospitality projects. She has designed locally for the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club and in New York for The Carlyle. Her showroom is a treasure trove of unexpected discoveries. From luxurious textiles and pillows to one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and decorative objects (which make great hostess gifts), there’s something for every type of space at Jennifer Garrigues.

CHARLOTTE KELLOGG

Charlotte Kellogg is the reliable destination for tropical colors in linen, silk, and cotton. Tucked away in a corner of the Amore Courtyard, Charlotte Kellogg’s fanciful boutique offers casual clothing designed for the lifestyle of South Florida and other bright-hued resort communities. Her cheerful and breathable designs have been making a colorful splash on the Palm Beach scene since the boutique opened in 1998. Now, the store has become a true Palm Beach tradition for fashionable pieces that will suit every occasion, from sportswear to eveningwear. 130 QUEST

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ASPREY 223 Worth Avenue asprey.com Last November, the London based lifestyle brand opened a pop-up location at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. This November, it’s making a home on Worth Avenue. Asprey is known for its silverware, home goods, timepieces, and high-end jewelry. The brand earned its claim to fame from being the British royal family’s jewelry supplier since Queen Victoria. But the company isn’t all business—it also has a lighthearted, quirky side, especially when it comes to accessories. Animal heads sit on top of colored crystal decanters. Cufflinks and cocktail shakers are shaped like rockets. It’s easy to get distracted browsing both online and in store.

ALA VON AUERSPERG 312 Worth Avenue 561.429.4987 / alavonauersperg.com Ala Von Auersperg didn’t come from the fashion world, but her mother, Sunny Crawford von Bülow, and grandmother, Annie Laurie Aitken, had a knack for fashion. They valued beautiful craftsmanship, knew what looked good on them, and understood that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for great style. These early lessons trained AvA’s eye and eventually influenced her clothing line, which features pieces that are effortless, elegant and versatile. Garments can be worn to the beach, dressed up for a night out, and dressed up even more for a special occasion. AvA’s mission is to help all women feel glamorous, regardless of size or age. AvA is about finding the look that’s right for you, feeling good, and embracing the best version of yourself.

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340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 315 561.833.4643 / rollerrabbit.com Roller Rabbit, the self-proclaimed "feelgood company," puts joy and energy into everything it creates. From ready-to-wear, accessories, bedding, and its world famous sleepwear, Roller Rabbit has it all when it comes to those comfortable, playful additions to your life. The new collection features colorful cableknits, dreamy patterns, and smooth silk dresses that are perfect for the interlude of summer to fall. Head to The Royal Poinciana Plaza for a shopping experience that ignites cheer. ◆


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THE YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST BY BROOKE KELLY

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Clockwise from top left: Christina Senia, Maximilian Eicke, and Irina Krylova; Jennifer Wright and Daniel Kibblesmith; Julian Polak, Polina Proshkina, Alexander Hankin, and Anthony DeWitt; the seated dinner; Lizzie Asher, Casey

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Kohlberg, and Mercedes de Guardiola.

YOUNG FRIENDS OF SAVE VENICE’S DINNER IN NEW YORK THE YOUNG Friends of Save Venice and Casey Kohlberg recently hosted Murano Nights, an intimate dinner at Casa Cipriani to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Save Venice. The evening featured an open bar and a live performance by dancers from the Brooklyn Ballet. Guests were encouraged to wear “Glittering Cocktail” attire as a nod to the Murano Glass that lent its name to the theme. Proceeds from the event helped fund the restoration of the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta. NOVEMBER 2021 133


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NEW YORK CITY BALLET’S FALL GALA ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, some of New York’s chicest (and best dressed) gathered to celebrate the return of New York City Ballet at the ninth edition of its Fall Fashion gala. This year’s event presented looks designed by Christopher John Rogers and Esteban Cortázar, in collaboration with Marc Happel, NYC Ballet’s director of costumes. Two world premieres were performed at Lincoln Center, raising more than $2.5 million for the company.

Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes

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Zanna Roberts Rassi, Laverne Cox, and Deborah Roberts

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FRAME CELEBRATES NEW COLLECTION WITH THE RITZ PARIS

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THIS FALL, American fashion brand FRAME celebrated its new collaboration with The Ritz Paris at the legendary hotel. Together, the pair released a limited-edition capsule collection featuring sophisticated yet cool fashion essentials, including cashmere sets, denim, and accessories designed to evoke the “home away from home” feeling of staying at The Ritz. “When I think of Paris, I think of The Ritz Paris. FRAME’s collections always offer a distinctly enduring European aesthetic and we wanted to create a collection that brings our customer to the elevated experience of The Ritz Paris but an off-duty version,” commented Erik Torstensson, co-founder of FRAME. u

Derek Blasberg, Caroline de Maigret, and Camilla Fayed Lily Donaldson and Erik Torstensson

Xiayan and Justyna Czerniak

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“MAYOR OF 57TH STREET” Jimmy Neary closed up his restaurant early on October 1st, went home, and died peacefully in his sleep. He was 91. Jimmy was born in Tubbercurry, County Sligo and came to New York at age 24. His first job was as a porter at the New York Athletic Club, where he would become the only former employee to be elected a member. He also took a second job as a bartender at the old P.J. Moriarty’s on Third Avenue, saved his money, and in due course opened his own restaurant near Sutton Place. Thanks to my oldest brother, though underaged, I was fortunate to be at Neary’s on Opening Night on St. Patrick’s Day in 1967 and received a warm welcome then and every time I dropped by, including Michelle’s and my visit just a week before he died. Jimmy’s routine never changed. He rose early seven days a week, attended Mass, went to work and welcomed everyone who came through his doors with a radiant smile. “I love this life,” he often said, and he was loved in return. The crowd 136 QUEST

outside his wake at Campbell’s spilled out onto Madison Avenue, the NYPD closed Fifth Avenue for his funeral, and the Cathedral was packed with family, friends, customers, and staff, including Kathy Lee Gifford, Commissioner Ray Kelly, and “Mayor Mike” Bloomberg. Referring to his dozen or so co-Celebrants on the altar, Cardinal Dolan remarked, “I haven’t seen this many priests in one place since the last time I ate dinner at Neary’s.” In his eulogy Mayor Bloomberg said, “There’s an old Gaelic word for the kind of man Jimmy was—mensch.” Before departing St. Patrick’s after the Mass, the congregation sang, “God Bless America,” and after the burial there was a grand cèilidh at the Pierre Hotel. The restaurant will go on under the loving care of Jimmy’s beautiful daughter Una, and Neary’s will remain a home away from home for everyone who comes through its welcoming doors. —Audax ◆ Jimmy Neary at Neary’s; Jimmy Neary with his daughter, Una Neary (inset).

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JIMMY NEARY R.I.P.



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