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CONTENTS

FEATURES 42 KIERNAN SHIPKA BY LAURA C. MALLONEE THE WONDER KIDS 52 DORIAN GRINSPAN BY ELIZABETH LANDERS 54 NAT WOLFF BY GIA COPPOLA 56 JESSICA WALSH BY LAURA C. MALLONEE 58 BING CHEN BY LAURA C. MALLONEE

SCOOP 16 FÊTERATION New York Observer Redesign Launch Party, James Franco Pace Gallery Opening, Freedom For All Charity Benefit BY ZACHARY WEISS 18 #SEEN Katherine Schwarzenegger, Life Ball, Ariana & the Rose, Porochista Khakpour

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scoop fÊteration

selfie-aware

james franco, vanessa paradis and a ton of male models give good face Text by zachary weiss

The launch of the redesigned New York Observer at

The Cools’ Olivier van Themsche, style writer Nicole

and an impressive rotation of larger-than-life sculptures.

Casa Lever, with its Warhol-decked walls, is a mix of power

Phelps and Natalie Joos. Nick Wooster chats with

Sounds epic, and best of all it’s just a stone’s throw from

players (Martha Stewart, Regis Philbin, Ray Kelly,

dapper model (and Olivia Palermo fiancé) Johannes

the eerie Prada Marfa installation by Michael Elmgreen

Richard Johnson, Marina Abramovic, Donald Trump,

Huebl about his latest suiting obsessions. I talk with

and Ingar Dragset.

Wendi Deng) and the next generation of New York movers

the pair about Wooster's recent trip to Japan for Tokyo

I finish this month's dispatch with the full Cinema

and mavericks (Julie Henderson, Tali Lennox, Leandra

Fashion Week, where Wooster is nearly a household

Society experience at the premiere for Fading Gigolo

“Man Repeller” Medine, Leigh Lezark, Mia Moretti, Cleo

name. Next, I head to the 69th Regiment Armory where

hosted by Women's Health magazine at the SVA Theatre.

Wade, James Marshall and Elettra Wiedemann). After

the annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares blowout is taking

The film's writer, director and star John Turturro rules the

publisher Jared Kushner addresses the crowd, I spot

place. Fashion’s A-listers Anna Wintour, Steven Kolb,

red carpet looking jovial with co-stars Vanessa Paradis

Katie Couric and Matt Lauer reigniting their signature

Christian Langbein, Roopal Patel, Scott Currie,

and Sofia Vergara. Everyone wonders if Turturro’s shy

banter while sipping a glass of red and white, respectively,

Mickey Boardman, DVF’s Grace Cha, Edward

and scandal-plagued co-star Woody Allen will show

at the bar. Also in the room: Sean MacPherson, Rachelle

Barsamian, Karen Duffy and Ted Stafford all pose

up. Predictably, Woody is a no-show. The story follows

Hruska, Alek Wek, Yigal Azrouël, Nanette Lepore,

front row near the man-of-the-moment Jeffrey Kalinsky,

Turturro's character as he becomes the lucky male escort

Todd Eberle and Amanda Ross.

owner of the painstakingly curated Meatpacking boutique,

to earn the company of several bombshell ladies like

The next evening, I support the charity Freedom For All

just before a troupe of male models (most wearing

Sharon Stone—I suspect Turturro cast himself for the

at the Top of The Standard (a.k.a. The Boom Boom Room)

barely-there Orlebar Brown swimwear) take the runway.

part for obvious reasons! The fun film brings on an even

to fight slavery and human trafficking. The evening's bold-

A shirtless Chad White on the catwalk gets, well, lots of

better after-party (Christian Campbell, Fiona Byrne,

faced names include host Katie Ford, along with Michael

loud catcalls, and gives me some newfound inspiration

Whitney Fairchild) at one of my favorite spots, Bar Nana,

Stipe and Karen Duffy. The three provide an introduction

to join the cult of SoulCycle. The event raises more than

where I'm introduced to Rick and Kathy Hilton a.k.a.

for Broadway heavyweight Sarah Jones, who performs

$650,000 for organizations including The Hetrick-Martin

Paris’ parents. The two seem a bit uneasy around the

a rousing monologue of several characters affected by

Institute and Lambda Legal.

film crowd and might feel more at home somewhere in

human trafficking. After Jones, three more women kick

Before everyone decamps to Coachella, I hit the Pace

Palm Beach—lunch at The Breakers perhaps? Johannes

off their heels and join Jones atop the Standard bar to tell

Gallery with the New York Renaissance man himself,

Huebl is in the house, and upstages me yet again in his

their true trafficking stories of how they were freed. The

James Franco. The Pace space, which once served as

perfectly tailored three-piece suit. Well, perhaps it's time

night is inspirational, to say the least.

the backdrop for Jay Z's infamous "Picasso Baby" music

for a style upgrade—just in time for polo season, which

The rest of the night is devoted to Audi's new A3, which

video with Marina Abramovic, is decked out with riffs on

kicks off next month. See you there.

is being fêted with bicoastal parties. I'm on the New York

Cindy Sherman’s famous black-and-white photographs,

side of the equation at SIR Stage37, where two of the sleek

but with Franco (who is probably the most selfie-aware

sedans are perched outside for us to ogle. M.I.A. is in the

Instagram proficient star today) subbing for Sherman.

house to perform her hits like "Bamboo Banga" while

My favorite in the series is the wind-swept headshot of

sporting "hologram-friendly" gold-plated leggings. The

Franco sporting a pashmina wrapped around his moppy

pièce de résistance comes at the end of her set, featuring

locks. Sherman herself is a no-show, which comes as

a verse of "Bad Girls" sung by a hologram image of

no surprise after she now infamously confided in the Observer’s Zoë Lescaze, “I don’t know that I can say it’s art, but I think it’s weirder that Pace would show them

like this since Tupac’s hologram appearance at Coachella!

than that he would make them.” Along with Franco are

The following week, I hit the Trump Soho to toast

friends like his Palo Alto director Gia Coppola, Matthew

Farfetch, a stylish site that gives an online home to

Broderick and Chris O'Dowd. The gallery's owner, Marc

independent boutiques and gives shoppers access to

Glimcher, looks on like a proud papa on the delightfully

hard-to-find items from all corners of the globe—that

bizarre work and introduces me to Fairfax Dorn, who

includes all of those spring Givenchy pieces you’ve been

has persuaded me to consider a pilgrimage to Marfa,

hunting for. New York tastemakers pack the penthouse

Texas where she helms Ballroom Marfa—the middle-of-

space, including Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Beth Buccini,

nowhere show space that boasts a drive-in movie theater

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scoop #seen

BrightEyed Girl

Italian-American singer/songwriter Ariana DiLorenzo sees the world through rose-colored glasses Text by Eliza Krpoyan photography by ben kulo

“Recently I’ve taken to describing it as dance music catharsis,” Ariana DiLorenzo says of her band Ariana & the Rose. “I want people to be dancing so hard and crying, and feeling so good afterwards— like they just got out of the sauna or something.” This month, the 24-year-old Long Island native kicks off touring for her newly debuted EP Head vs Heart in the U.K. She jokes, “Whenever I write what I feel is a good song, not about love, I feel a small accomplishment, like ‘yeah, I’m writing about other things.’” But while titles like “Heartbeat” and “Love Me, Hate Me” might sound like they are only about personal relationships, DiLorenzo explains they are also about professional ones. “I was going through a time when I had to start making decisions for myself and couldn’t allow other peoples' opinions to influence me,” she explains. “The songs are a mishmosh of all of that stuff going on.” DiLorenzo says that the “Rose” part of the band’s name comes from her Italian grandmother. “My whole family—everyone’s middle names—are named after my grandma. All of my cousins’ middle names are Rose, my middle name is Rose and my dog’s middle name is Rose. I think that was one step too far, but whatever,” she laughs. When it came time to name the project, it seemed like a natural choice, though she did consider a few others. “I had some really terrible ideas before that, like ‘Ariana and the Starfish’.” With her music as infectious as her effervescent personality, you won’t want to miss her upcoming Soho House performance in June. Until then, her album is available on iTunes. 18 scene magazine

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FLIGHTS OF FANCY

POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR UPDATES THE PERSIAN BOOK OF KINGS TEXT BY CHRISTOPHER ATAMIAN PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARCY ROGERS

The protagonist in Porochista Khakpour’s fantastical

like having a hippie name. My parents were of a completely

always wanted to read,” to paraphrase Toni Morrison.

second novel The Last Illusion leads a strange childhood,

different social class than my brother and I—upper class

Crazed main characters, Persian mythology, reformist

trapped in a birdcage by a lunatic mother who thinks she

vs. our lower-middle class. They dreamed of returning to

psychology and post-9/11 New York—it’s a powerful

has given birth to a “White Demon.” The light-skinned

Iran. They’d read me stories from the Book of Kings as a

literary cocktail. I thank the possibilities and impossibilities

Zal eventually escapes captivity and ends up in 9/11-

child as a way to connect me to my roots.

of fabulism.

era New York City, where he struggles to overcome his traumatic upbringing.

So you consider yourself Iranian-American? I’m

I’m fascinated by your main character, Zal. He is a

O.K. with the term, but I haven’t really found myself in

version of me. Every character in the book is an outsider or

The New York-based author talks about her dazzling

either end of the hyphen entirely. I think of it as a unit only

a freak, which is something that I identify with as an artist

new book, which was partly inspired by a legend from the

when I remember my dad making me caviar and Wonder

and even as a human.

medieval epic Shahnameh: the Persian Book of Kings.

Bread sandwiches to take to school.

First of all, I love your name. It’s a Zoroastrian

What were you trying to achieve with The Last

name. Even Iranians struggle with it. I tell Americans it’s

Illusion? I was attempting to write “the book that I

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SCOOP #SEEN

THE GRADUATE KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER SHOWS (AND TELLS) HER POST-COLLEGE PLANS TEXT BY MICHAEL HAFFORD

It might come as a surprise that Katherine Schwarzenegger,

to Anderson Cooper to Toms shoes founder Blake Mycoskie,

daughter of former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and

I Just Graduated has tips for pretty much any career path you

current Kennedy Maria Shriver, would feel lost after college

want to take. Almost all of it centers around a single theme:

graduation. Her future, to us, might have seemed more

stay focused, pursue your passion and the money will follow.

than assured. But when the 24-year-old graduated from the

“Everything that’s supposed to happen will happen, everything

University of Southern California a few years ago, she had no

that happens in your life is meant to be,” Schwarzenegger says. “I

more idea of what she wanted to do with her life than your

decided that I would also be a believer in that, to focus on what’s

typical graduate.

happening for me in the present.”

Faced with a nonstop barrage of questions—“What are

Despite its April 1 release, it’s no joke. I Just Graduated is a

you going to do?” “What’s your plan?” “What’s next?”—

balanced view of the successes and failures that have shaped

Schwarzenegger proposed a radical new idea. Rather than

its contributors’ lives. Though each of them are at or nearing

diving straight into an unpromising career track for the sake of

the top of their fields, their accounts speak to a lifetime spent

occupying her time and staying busy, she wanted to pause. It

struggling and striving, always reaching for the next thing even

was a sentiment echoed by her mother that year when she gave

when they had no idea how to achieve it.

take a month, two months or the entire summer to find a job that was right for them.

Her biggest takeaway? “It’s been very comforting to hear all these people talk about their journeys and their paths,” Schwarzenegger says.

I Just Graduated... Now What?: Honest Answers from

“There’s no one specific path out of college anymore. There

Those Who Have Been There, Schwarzenegger’s new book,

are so many opportunities available to us. It’s great, but also

is a compendium of advice from highly successful people in a

overwhelming.”

variety of fields. With a contributor list ranging from Bear Grylls

MIKE ROSENTHAL

the commencement address to USC urging the graduates to

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life’s a ball

Europe’s wildest black-tie bash turns 22 Text by Michael Hafford

photo by Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com

With six formidable towers and a glowering, gray

designs from the likes of Roberto Cavalli. This year, Vogue

tickets—a limited number are sold—and show up in

façade, Vienna’s neo-Gothic City Hall is an artifact of the

Italia will present a show that will include Givenchy, Lanvin,

themed outfits they’ve spent weeks putting together.

Old World if ever there was one. That’s why it’s always a

DSquared2 and Gaultier (Jean Paul Gaultier put on the first

shock to see its annual transformation for Gery Keszler’s

two Life Ball fashion shows).

Life Ball, a charity bash that raised $25 million for AIDS

This year’s theme is “Garden of Earthly Delights,” inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's 16th century religious

Getting in is a bit of a trick: only 3,780 tickets are

triptych. If the event's style bible is anything to go by,

sold each year and the event has become a jet-setting

guests can expect to see a variety of costumes, including

Inside, a neon-lit bacchanal features deejay sets,

partier’s rite of passage into the world of elite charity

a green, gem-encrusted “Praying Mantis” or a white-

live music and culinary surprises until the sun rises. An

galas (a 777 is chartered each year from New York). Past

painted, gold-edged Apollo. And though the actual gods

outside fashion show finds Ethel Merman-types sharing

guests include Bill Clinton, Elton John and Sharon Stone,

won’t be in attendance, they may be the only ones not

the catwalk with outrageous drag queens and couture

but the real stars of the show are those who buy costume

beating down the gates, desperate to get in.

awareness and research last year alone.

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you should know...

photography by ben kulo styling by nneya richards hair by katsumi matsuo makeup by liz marz

Chelsea Leyland Deejay/Producer

Place of Birth: London, England / Zodiac Sign: Leo / Instagram: @chelsealeyland / Charities: Epilepsy Foundation Three Things I Love: Cats, music, travel and food—sorry, that was four. / I would love an endless supply of ... air miles. In 2014, I Am Excited to ... produce my own music. / What I Love Most About NYC: All the freaks that exist within it / Motto: Manners don't cost anything.

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Morgan O'Connor model

Place of Birth: Palm Beach, Florida / Zodiac Sign: Cancer / Instagram: @morganoconnor39 / Treasured Possession: My hair / Greatest Extravagance: Clothing Three Things I Love: Surfing, sailing and guitar / Greatest Achievement: Becoming an ambassador for Mercedes-Benz Fragrance / Style Icons: Ralph Lauren, Captain Jack Sparrow Highlight of 2013: I am in the current Ralph Lauren campaign, and one of the ads that I'm in is displayed on a huge billboard in Paris. / Motto: What's next?

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dress by Katherine Feiner; Top by Vincetta; Vintage Jacket

Annie Georgia Greenberg Senior Style Editor, Refinery29.com

Place of Birth: Summit, New Jersey / Zodiac Sign: Cancer / Instagram: @theagg Hidden Talent: I can do tricks on the flying trapeze. / Person I Admire Most: Cheesy but true: my boyfriend, photographer Samuel James Motto: If you take it hard, it will be hard. If you take it easy, it will be easy.

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Katie Schecter

John MacCallum

singer/musician, The Henry Millers

Musician/Producer, The Henry Millers

Place of Birth: New York, New York / Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Place of Birth: New York, New York / Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Instagram: @schecibaby / Three Things I Love: Music, yoga and beer

Instagram: @thehenrymillers / Three Things I Love: Writing music, recording that music

Hidden Talent: My Cher impression / Motto: We can always begin again.

and finally playing that music live / Personal Style: Business casual meets homeless man

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Vintage shirt; skirt by D&G

Karley Sciortino writer/neophyte filmmaker

Place of Birth: Poughkeepsie, New York / Zodiac Sign: Libra / Instagram: @karleyslutever Three Things I Love: Guacamole, makeup and vibrators / Greatest Extravagance: Vintage clothes / Treasured Possession: My Ritalin prescription Personal Style: Horny secretary / Highlight of 2013: Getting a column in Vogue

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Shaun Ross MOdel

Place of Birth: Bronx, New York / Zodiac Sign: Taurus / Instagram: @shaundross / Treasured Possession: My life—I don't value materialistic things. Personal Style: Euphoric in every way, sometimes effortless and comfortable / I would love an endless supply of ... Embryolisse facial cream. Style Icons: It varies between Grace Jones and Lenny Kravitz, but then again I don't look at people for style tips.

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Gigi Burris Milliner

Place of Birth: Lakeland, Florida / Zodiac Sign: Aquarius / Instagram: @gigiburris / Three Things I Love: Ribbons, shoes and butter Greatest Extravagance: La Mer face cream / Hidden Talent: I was a state champion synchronized swimmer. Greatest Achievement: Being named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list

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Zachary Weiss Society Editor, SCENE Magazine

Place of Birth: Avon, Connecticut / Zodiac Sign: Aries / Instagram: @zacharyweiss / Three Things I Love: Open bars, deviled eggs, the Kentucky Derby Greatest Extravagance: My Hermès shoe horn / Treasured Possession: Max, my Labradoodle Hidden Talent: Texting at the table / Worst Habit: Texting at the table

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Elizabeth Kurpis Lawyer

Place of Birth: New York, New York / Zodiac Sign: Aquarius / Instagram: @elizabethkurpis / Three Things I Love: My family, my husband and my dog, Sam (a.k.a. Bubby) Greatest Extravagance: Most things in my life, as I am incapable of doing anything in moderation / Hidden Talent: Does being able to saber a Champagne bottle count? Worst Habit: Painstaking pursuit of perfection / Motto: Be afraid of nothing except being bored.

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César Vega

coffee professional/photographer Place of Birth: Jinotepe, Nicaragua / Zodiac Sign: Aries / Instagram: @cafeintegral / Three Things I Love: Food, drink and sunshine Greatest Extravagance: My road bicycle—it’s a bit ridiculous. / Hidden Talent: I’m an Apple “Genius.” Worst Habit: Eating too much ice cream

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on Trevor: blazer by Alton lane; shirt and pants by J.crew. On Billy: Shirt by Alton Lane; pants by Brooks brothers on Callie: pants by Joseph; jacket by Burberry; shirt by J.crew on RC: shirt by Banana Republic; pants by Marmot; shoes by Ugg; sweater by Naadam cashmere

magnises Trevor Gopnik C.O.O. Place of Birth: Washington, D.C. Zodiac Sign: Libra / Instagram: @tgopnik / I would love an endless supply of ... first-class plane tickets. billy McFarland C.E.O. Place of Birth: New York, New York / Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius / Instagram: @billy_mcfarland / Motto: Don’t stop moving. Callie Katt V.P. of Operations Place of Birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / Zodiac Sign: Scorpio / Instagram: @callie687 / Greatest Extravagance: Travel and food RC Willenbrock C.F.O. Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado / Zodiac Sign: Gemini / Treasured Possession: My brother, Nick

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Jac Mullen

Uzoamaka Maduka

Place of Birth: New York, New York / Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia / Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Style Icons: Men who look good for their age

Instagram: @uzoamaka_m / Personal Style: Exuberant, elegant

Hidden Talent: Writing pop songs

Hidden Talent: Singing / Motto: Be calm. Have faith.

Executive Editor/Co-Founder, The American Reader

Editor-in-Chief/Co-Founder, The American Reader

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scoop hotspot

monaco meets manhattan in Jérome Solamito's new soho eatery.

Broome Riviera This Soho eatery is a Francophile’s dream restaurant, from the sumptuous leather banquettes—

barbajuans. This Monégasque specialty is a two-

inspired by vintage racing seats—to the sun-washed

bite pocket filled with Swiss chard and warm ricotta,

scene, as it serves up the French Riviera’s sunshine

pastel sailing decals on the walls. An added touch

inspired by those served at Café de Paris—the famous

through cuisine du soleil (food of the sun). Owner

is the Beleau Crosby, a downstairs private lounge

brasserie situated in Place du Casino. Another menu

Jérome Solamito hails from Monaco, so the eatery

designed to resemble the party room of a luxurious

favorite steeped in Monaco-American history is the

naturally emits a Monégasque elegance and glamour.

mid-century yacht.

Grace d’Hiver, a delicious concoction of muddled

Solamito worked with Christopher Tierney—designer

Chicane offers a unique take on the typical French

cherries and vodka that’s a take on a cocktail from Le

of other NYC hotspots like Apotheke and Pulqueria—

food fare of the southern French coast, stretching

Bar Américain at Hotel de Paris, the favorite piano bar

and his newly launched agency, Tier, to create an

from Toulon to the Italian border. The region is known

of Grace Kelly—our biggest export to Monaco.

atmosphere that captures the sophisticated energy of

for its extraordinary produce and seafood and is

With clientele like Orlando Bloom, Tyra Banks and

the Côte d’Azur lifestyle.

characterized by the generous use of fresh herbs

Chris Evans already flocking to the restaurant for its

The name Chicane references the hairpin turns of

and fragrant olive oils as embodied by some of its

new spring brunch, something tells us that a reservation

the Monaco Grand Prix. Allusions to the region’s rich

most representative dishes. Here you’ll find Provençal

at Chicane will be as coveted as an umbrella at Monte-

racing and nautical history can be seen throughout the

specialties like pissaladière or the customer favorite

Carlo Country Club.

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After a long winter, downtown restaurant Chicane is a welcome newcomer to the New York City dining

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home on the range

the inn is a luxurious mesh of industrial accents and rugged comfort.

a brooklyn bed and breakfast brings the country to the city Text by Michael Hafford

Urban Cowboy, the 1980 movie directed by James Bridges and starring John Travolta, is more or less a transplant of Saturday Night Fever to Texas. Piggybacking on the success of Travolta’s career-launching hit, Cowboy brought Travolta to the Lonestar state and had him put on a different set of duds to reprise a version of his New York dandy persona. Urban Cowboy, the 2014 bed and breakfast developed by Lyon Porter and designed by Porter and Renee Mee, reinvents the spirit of its namesake film, bringing a taste of rural upstate New York to the Lorimer L-train stop in Williamsburg. “Urban industrial meets luxury townhouse living meets the Adirondacks," Porter says of the space, and he’s dead-on. The dominant building material is pinewood, from the dark-stained exterior to the master bedroom's reclaimed barn doors to Konoono, the Adirondack cabin in the backyard. Everything is intensely curated down to the bathroom wallpaper and Viking kitchen appliances, exuding a comfortable-in-its-skin luxury that sometimes takes generations to achieve. Lyon envisions the Cowboy as a space for free-flowing conversation and camaraderie—where guests can arrive as strangers and leave as friends. Want to know what there is to do in New York? Ask innkeeper Jersey Banks or Porter’s friends and acquaintances, who he seems sure will be in and out for dinner parties. Guests, of course, will be welcome to join. “Brooklyn is now the coolest place in the Western Hemisphere,” Porter says. Now, he's bringing a touch of country to the borough, and he's doing it with the materials of a pinewood derby racer.

french twist

A boutique dining experience steps from The Plaza

photos courtesy of urban cowboy and beautique

photos by joy jacobs

Text by Michael Hafford

Getting into the new restaurant Beautique is a bit of

excellent counterpoint to the cocktails designed by

a process, as the entrance is a small doorway tucked

mixologist Charlotte Voisey. Between exotic drinks like

in between the Paris Theatre and an office building. I

The Gabrielle (ginger, gin, oolong tea, simple syrup and

walked past it twice.

lavender bitters) and classic combinations like The King of

Once you’re in, though, it feels as though you’ve

Clubs (scotch, ginger liqueur and bitters), Voisey displays a

stepped inside of a disco ball. At the entrance, a full-time

versatile range in the cocktail menu reflective of the dining

piano player and a hostess direct you down a mirrored

experience at large.

flight of stairs. From there, you enter a dramatic space

Other must-haves include the red snapper, prepared

inspired by Coco Chanel’s Paris quarters. Think rose

with melted leeks and walnut granola, and the oysters

petal wallpaper and suede seats by Marc Dizon and

served with pear mignonette—an update to the classic

Valerie Pasquiou Interiors.

pairing (pun intended) that adds a nice acidic counterpoint

Helmed by chef Craig Hopson (formerly of Le Cirque)

to the fresh salinity of the shellfish. And don't forget a

and managing director Frank Roberts (formerly of Rose

side of fiddlehead ferns; I had no idea ferns could be so

Bar in the Gramercy Park Hotel), Beautique offers a mix

delicious, or that they're the second most likely food to

of fresh and seasonal ingredients that put a slight twist

kill you when prepared wrong (sea urchin being the first).

on comforting, traditional classics. the subterranean dining room

To start, the bigeye tuna tartare, served with clementines on a bed of avocado and sesame crackers, offers an

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dear michael alig Text by Michael musto

So you’re out, kid. May 5 was your release date after serving approximately 17 years for the killing of Angel Melendez, which you carried out with “Freeze” (a.k.a. your roommate, Robert Riggs, who’s already free) in one of the most heartless crimes of the decade. In some kind of drug-hazed fight, the two of you used a hammer, a bottle of Drano, a pillow and—the final prop—a box full of body parts, before you ran around crying victim and/or blabbing about what you’d done, knowing that your war-painted acolytes would protect their icon. Some party, huh? You not only killed Angel, you basically murdered nightlife because, as Mayor Giuliani kept looking for ways to crack down on clubs so they became safe for tourists and community boards, you gave him every reason to put further restraints and make going out an exercise in constantly looking back to see who’s watching your every move. In fact, you made it very uncool to go out at all, especially dressed with any flamboyance, because the association was with a hateful, grisly act of violence that was substance-fueled and totally demented. It was years until people were able to dress up and laugh again, and if you find the nightlife still a little too restrained when you reenter it, you mainly have yourself to blame! But your other immediate actions are what concern people since you’re now able to pursue an actual future as the alternately dreaded and appreciated-despite-it-a Michael Alig. I’d actually like to get together and have a talk since I’m no hypocrite—I followed your every move all those years, put my name on your invites, and defended the club kids’ sense of cathartic liberation on various talk shows, in between criticizing you when you went too far or behaved too crudely. I was sort of the elder statesman of the group—someone who was privy to everything

Michael Alig at Tunnel

as I constantly told my lawyer, “Don’t worry, Alig will never

art, among other things. That’s fine. I want to hear what

paths won’t lead to anything substantive. Those kinds of

sue. He loves the press—any press.”

you have to say and have been waiting for the Aligula book

résumé entries were for the old Michael Alig. The new one

And I still have fond memories of the fun, the frolics,

since you first announced it ages ago. Just don’t martyr

needs to catch up with technology, adapt to our city’s

the outrageousness and the kick in the pants you

yourself in it and don’t fake compunction either—I need

more privileged populace and come up with something

regularly gave to society’s complacence and bad taste.

you to really feel it, O.K.? And while you’re at it, don’t get

digital that will be creative, constructive and conciliatory.

You didn’t get on the cover of New York magazine early

too attracted to the glitz of whatever publicity you get (from

Use your imagination while quelling your baser instincts.

on for nothing; you represented the new wave in nightlife

people like me, for example). This time around, the ink is not

I'm not one of those people who feel you should be

and the dramatic possibilities that were bringing a jolt

for your legend after midnight, but for your heinous criminal

deprived of human rights. You served your time and

to the mwah-mwah world of polite clubbing. You shook

acts, and that’s nothing to gloat about, dear Michael.

you’re now free to pursue honest, ethical actions as

all that up, but then you screwed it up by abusing your

Charity work—any charity work—would be a good way

a citizen of the world. I just hope you approach that

freedoms, forgetting your guidelines, and thinking you

to take you out of yourself and to give back to the world

seriously and soberly, especially since you blamed your

were above the law and beyond human decency.

in a way that might bring some gratification. Starring in

messy behavior on all the drugs you’d taken. So raise a

And now, I hear, you’ll be living in NYC with a friend and

reality shows or throwing parties (if anyone would let you)

glass of cranberry juice and be grateful you’re alive. Not

will apparently be finishing your memoirs and working on

might sound appealing, but going down those hollow

everyone is around to say that.

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going on and was free to lash out in print about it since,

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“Mad Men in and of itself has been an acting school for me.” When Kiernan Shipka watches Mad Men, it’s

cocktails, struggles to deal with her parents’ divorce,

usually in her bedroom on Netflix. The 14-year-old

gets sent to therapy after masturbating at a slumber

plays Sally Draper on the show, and she doesn’t like

party, tries her first approved cigarette (handed to her

to see herself on screen when her parents—or anyone

by her mother) and walks in on her father cheating on

else—is around. It’s just too weird. “It’s sort of that

his second wife (Jessica Paré).

feeling of hearing your voice on a voicemail,” she says.

In one memorable Season 4 episode, Sally runs

But it’s a fun image to entertain. When I think of Sally,

away from her mom to her dad’s Madison Avenue

a scene from Season 3 comes to mind. Her stunning

office, an enthralling world she rarely visits. Shipka

but irritable mother Betty (January Jones) has ordered

recalls, “I love it when I get to visit the office, because

her daughter to go watch television. Heartbroken over

I don’t usually get to—”, she pauses, catching herself

her grandfather’s death, the tear-streaked 9-year-old

speaking from Sally’s viewpoint, “—film there.”

curls up before a newsclip showing a Buddhist monk

Shipka

become

Sally

is

strangely

gratifying. I’ve spent the last few years watching her

a black-and-white TV in 1963—is watched by Shipka—

grow, and it’s hard to leave the make-believe behind.

glued to her MacBook in 2014.

As with every actor fortunate to play a memorable

Shipka says that episode was important not only for the character’s emotional development, but also

part while young, she risks forever being mistaken for her character.

for her own growth as an actor. She had never had

“People come up to me and talk about how awful

that kind of outburst on screen before. "I had to walk

my parents are,” she says with amusement. “I think

out there and be very emotional," she remembers. "It

it’s cool to play someone people relate to and love so

was definitely very good for me."

much that they think you really are that great.”

Born in 1999 in Chicago, she began acting in

But talking to the actor, it’s clear how different

television commercials for Gerber and Toys“R”Us.

she is from the character she plays. Shipka seems

When she got the Mad Men role at age 6 and moved

genuinely friendly and happy—even chipper. Though

to L.A., showrunner Matthew Weiner told her mother

daring, Sally is reserved and somewhat traumatized

to keep her daughter out of acting lessons. “Mad

by all that’s happened to her.

Men in and of itself has been an acting school for me,” she explains.

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Hearing

setting himself on fire. For a moment, Sally—glued to

“In a lot of ways, people are a product of their environment,” Shipka muses. “[Sally] comes from

It helps that she plays a character who experiences

divorced parents and she’s had a lot of drama

a lot of ups and downs. Though filled with ironic

happen. I don’t come from a broken home . . . but I

humor, Mad Men has so far proven to be a tragedy

think she’s amazing and handles her life really well,

filled with sad, broken adults, and Sally—a window

better than I would.”

into their lost innocence—might be the show’s most

Aside from age, fashion may be the only area where

tragic character. Over the years, that innocence

they do collide. When Sally is little, her mother dresses

fades as she learns to make her father (Jon Hamm)

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“I saw this quote that said, ‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened,’ and I’m trying to apply that as much as I can.” the waters with riskier pieces like go-go boots. Shipka

celebrity crush? Not Justin Beiber, but Prince Harry.

is also a burgeoning fashionista with a wardrobe some

And when she says she watches a lot of television,

30-year-olds might envy. She often cites Grace Kelly as

she’s not talking about TMZ.

her style icon. “I totally owe my love of fashion to Mad

“There’s so much good TV right now,” she gushes.

Men,” she confesses. “I got very inspired by the clothes

Veep is her current favorite, but she’s also barreling

that costume designer Janie [Bryant] put together.”

through Arrested Development and nearly done with

All this makes her sound impossibly sophisticated for her age. Which she is. Because of her filming

Freaks and Geeks. “I’m sad that I only have a couple episodes to watch and then I’m done,” she adds.

schedule, she never took summer breaks from her

I know the feeling. Mad Men has just entered its

tutoring studies, so she’s already a high school

seventh and final season, and when we talk, Shipka

senior; she even rhapsodizes over her assigned

is preparing to shoot the final episodes. She’s spent

reading—Gothic

most of her life living Sally’s, and she also feels a little

and

Shakespearean

literature.

When pressed, Shipka credits her maturity to

down—even scared—about saying goodbye.

growing up around a largely adult cast, but she

“It’s the very definition of bittersweet,” she says. “I

insists she’s still just a regular teenager: “If you see

can’t quite put into words how odd it feels to be ending,

me with my friends, I’m definitely 14. Maybe 15.”

but at the same time I saw this quote that said, ‘Don’t

To an extent, I believe her—if by regular teenager you mean someone who spends her Saturdays

cry because it’s over, smile because it happened,’ and I’m trying to apply that as much as I can.”

trying out brunch spots around L.A. with the pals

Shipka says she’ll be happy if she can keep playing

she meets playing tennis and golf and through her

interesting roles. Whether that means appearing in

improv troupe at Second City, where she performs

another television series or graduating to the silver

weekly. If her own life were a show, she insists it

screen doesn’t really matter. The curse of TV—the

would be a comedy: “Anybody’s life would probably

idea that actors who start out in television get stuck

be a dramedy, but if it had to be one or the other, I

there—is no longer a legitimate concern. While Sally

would want it to be more about my circle of friends.

grew up during the so-called Golden Age of Television

We’re crazy.”

with shows like The Twilight Zone and I Love Lucy,

It might be more accurate to call Shipka a regular

Shipka occupies the unique position of not only

teenager with really good taste. Her favorite ice

growing up in TV’s new golden age, but also helping

cream is mint chip; her favorite band, Haim. Her

to bring it about. She is, in a way, its first child.

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wonder kids 50 scene magazine

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meet four more young superstars who—like Kiernan Shipka—are ready to rule the world

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dorian grinspan editor in chief of out of order magazine text by Elizabeth Landers photography by ben kulo

Between bites of a crab and bacon burger in a Tribeca

2013 issue titled “Introspection” devotes several pages to

eatery, Dorian Grinspan, the 21-year-old editor in chief

a pictorial explanation of the team of lawyers who brought

of Out of Order magazine, is discussing his improbable

down Proposition 8. It’s the luxurious page space and

success launching a dead-tree publication. “If I wasn’t

card stock that The New Yorker or The New York Times

running my own magazine,” he says in an off-the-cuff

would probably like to have, documenting a key moment

moment, “I wouldn’t be working in magazines.”

in American politics through crisp, well-spaced images.

Since starting the arts and culture semi-annual two

In the same issue, Grinspan commissioned friend

years ago, Grinspan has managed not only to keep a

Michael Avedon for a shoot titled “1969”—a string of

print glossy in circulation during an age of declining

glamorous, unfocused images of a semi-nude model and

newsstand sales, but also to coax some of the biggest

a lit cigarette. I ask about who he would like to feature for

artists and creatives of our age (including Woody Allen

future issues. Along with David Lynch and Riccardo Tisci,

and Marina Abramovic) to its pages. To date, Out of Order

he says (very seriously), “Henry Kissinger. I’m obsessed

is carried in around 60 stores in New York City and 10

with him. I was very into the Cold War.”

countries internationally; there are no mail subscriptions,

He insists Out of Order is not a fashion magazine:

and circulation is around 7,000 copies. Not bad for a “kid”

“It was always about culture. I’ve always been really

who began the magazine as a side project.

interested in art. I’m more involved in fashion, because

Though his impossibly high cheekbones and wide-

I have to go to shows, but I have a fashion director who

set eyes have been the subject of many envious gazes,

knows much more about fashion than I do.” Though the

Grinspan is casual in a T-shirt and jeans—a palette of blues

first issue was very different from the publication printed

and grays. “I have five of the same T-shirt, same jeans. I

now, the eclectic mélange of editors has remained the

don’t want to bother with it,” he explains. He doesn’t have

same, full of friends from his childhood in Paris and now

much time for play in the traditional sense. He balances a

Yale. “That’s the great thing about Yale: There are very

work-work schedule of his studies at Yale in New Haven,

intelligent people who are good writers.”

Connecticut, and his duties as editor in chief in New

For the most part, the magazine’s advertisers are fashion

York and possesses such a startling self-awareness and

stalwarts like Cartier, Bulgari and Comme des Garçons.

seriousness about it that it’s hard to imagine him ever

Grinspan publishes the book entirely himself and keeps

being a child—only a prodigious young man.

the full list and their fees private, though he concedes a

What makes a 19-year-old full-time college student

lot of it has been “random emails and word of mouth.”

launch his own publication? Grinspan replies, “It was

Many fashion houses also have art foundations, so the

more about curating a magazine that people who have

momentum builds from there. He’s just as private about

similar tastes would be into. There was no real magazine

his mentors and friends in the business. “I’ve definitely had

that talked about the certain artists that we talk about. I

a lot of help. I’ve met a lot of people now, and if I have

was excited to do it.” The launch party was the ultimate

different questions about different things, I call them.”

anti-New York City launch party. “[It was at] this 1960s

It’s safe to say that Grinspan does far more with his

diner that became this Indian restaurant called Tandoor

knowledge and network than most college seniors,

in a shitty part of New Haven,” he says, grinning boyishly

bringing together photographers, artists, actors and

for a brief second that hints at his age.

musicians in a visionary way that recalls Andy Warhol

Grinspan’s cultural capital is impressive. His parlance

when he launched Interview. He graduates from Yale this

is artists, magnates, political players, cultural shifts and

spring, but in the meantime, he’s appreciating the moment.

historical moments. Far-fetched as it may seem, the winter

“I’m 21. This is the best job you could ever have.”

“If I wasn’t running my own magazine, I wouldn’t be working in magazines.”

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nat wolff

“I did a really crazy scene and it really made me feel bad. And, I had to go to tutoring right after and I just burst out into tears.”

Actor/musician

interview by gia coppola photography by ben kulo

“There's always a loveable bad guy,” Gia Coppola says

something when you haven't hit 18. I was supposed to

of Nat Wolff’s character Fred, an attention-seeking high

have a guardian on set, but I didn't have one. And I was,

school student in the film Palo Alto, as she waits for him

like, forcing girls to give me blowjobs in scenes.

trust me?” I'll never quite understand.

at The Grey Dog, a small café east of Union Square.

GC: Was I your guardian?

GC: Well, I learned a lot from you. You really helped make

The 19-year-old Wolff first won fame on Nickelodeon’s

NW: It was your mom. No, maybe it was you. But, I think

this character. It was tough to find a kid that could play

hit mockumentary The Naked Brothers Band. Now he’s

it was your mom.

such a complex character at such a young age. I'm a first-

starring in Coppola's much-anticipated directorial debut

GC: You and I fell in love at first sight. We just kind of met

time director and I haven't had that much experience with

Palo Alto, based on James Franco's collection of short

and you were referencing all these movies that I felt were

actors, so you really brought it to life and taught me about

stories. —Marissa Mule

inspiring me when I was writing my characters.

acting. How was it working with James Franco?

NW: Like Mean Streets and some more ’70s movies.

NW: It was good. When we did one scene together, I was

Gia Coppola: How did you first get into acting?

GC: Yeah, I was really into those teen movies from the

like, “I want to really freak him out.” So I started improvising

Nat Wolff: I'm in a band with my brothers. I got into acting

’70s. But you’re nothing like the character Fred. It's funny

and flirting with him and saying weird shit and he was like,

through music. We were on this show based on our band,

how people are afraid of you after seeing the movie,

“You’re really weird.” And I was like, “That's awesome.”

called The Naked Brothers Band. Doing the show, I got

because you are really dangerous [in the film].

GC: I think you really did freak him out. That scene was so

really into the idea of wanting to be a full-time actor. I saw the

NW: When I went to the meeting, I said, “I kind of feel

weird. I didn't even understand what we were doing. How

movies Kramer vs. Kramer and Taxi Driver and did a couple

more like the Teddy character.” And you were like, “No,

was it working with Emma Roberts?

of plays and ended up getting to work with people like you.

it would be great to see you do the opposite.” I'm the

NW: When I was younger, I had a huge crush on Emma

GC: What was the experience like having a show with

opposite of the Fred character.

Roberts. And she was 14. She asked my manager for

your brothers?

GC: It was funny, knowing you in person, and Fred being

my number when I was 12, then nothing happened.

NW: It was good. It's so funny because I've been saying

such a tough character to play. I was like, “Do you think

She never contacted me, but it was really exciting. We

this in interviews—Palo Alto is the closest thing that I've

you can do it?” And you were like, “Yeah, I can do it.”

ended up seeing each other for three years at different

had to The Naked Brothers Band. It was all my real friends

That was it. You and [co-star] Jack [Kilmer] had a natural

events. And you know, I hadn't seen her again until we

and we were messing around the whole time on set when

friendship, so it worked out really well.

did the movie, but I was always a huge fan of hers. She's

we weren't working. Everyone would sleep over at my

NW: For this movie, it was finding a lot of unattractive parts

awesome. Really crazy, but really awesome. Amazing

house and we would go to work together and have water

of myself and putting them at the forefront. I guess when

actress. A good actress in a way that she doesn't seem

fights and stuff like that.

doing the movie I thought of it as a guy who just needs

like she's acting. She's so natural.

GC: You’re super talented. You were always playing

tons of attention all the time, and he's used to not getting

GC: Let's talk about Jack Kilmer.

music on set, which was really enjoyable.

enough attention, so he does negative things instead of

NW: It was his first time acting and my first time playing

NW: I play mostly guitar and piano, and it's funny because

positive things. I think there’s a side to everybody that

a character like this. So it really helped that we became

I play the guitar and piano in the movie.

wants a lot of attention, so that was the drive the whole

good friends. We’ve stayed really good friends since the

GC: Well, I realized I had this talented kid who does so

time. How can I get everybody to notice me and look at

movie. He's a sweet dude and a natural actor.

many things, so I thought. 'Let's just throw it all in there.'

me? I remember everyone was calling me method on the

GC: You guys had a weird adventure the first time you

And you can dance—sort of.

set. I did a really crazy scene and it really made me feel

met, right?

NW: I'm a really bad dancer, but you did have me dance.

bad. And, I had to go to tutoring right after and I just burst

NW: I've never been set up on a blind date with a guy before.

GC: I was showing the film to my grandfather [director Francis

out into tears. It was this weird old lady, who just put her

We ended up sneaking into a wedding. Like in Wedding

Ford Coppola]. And my grandfather was like, “Well, Nat can

arm around me and I was just crying and sobbing and I

Crashers. And it was this big building that had different

do all of these amazing things. He can sing, dance . . .”

didn't know why. I think it was just pent up [emotion].

parties, so there was a bar mitzvah and a wedding. We went

NW: I love that your grandfather said dance. He probably

GC: Really? I didn't know that. It was heartbreaking

into this wedding and started ordering drinks. Someone was

said, “He swears like a sailor.”

when filming ended. We were a small family. It was six-

like “Were you invited to this wedding?” And, we were like

GC: It will be fun to celebrate at the Tribeca Film Festival.

day weeks.

“Yeah, but we gotta go.” So, then we went to the bar mitzvah,

We'll all be together for the first time. It's crazy. These

NW: You kept it fun. Even when the scenes were heavier,

and we started taking strawberries and dipping them in

guys have grown up so much since we made that movie

you kept it light because you would laugh a lot. You

chocolate. Then we got kicked out. But, we were there for

and they were 17 at the time. Nat literally turned 18 on set.

were always calm. Filming Palo Alto was the single best

two hours. And we were just trouble. It was awesome.

NW: Yeah, you need 15 hours a week of tutoring or

experience I've had. I always ask, “How the fuck did you

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jessica walsh

“Creativity is somewhat elusive. That kind of ‘anything is possible’ mentality you have in dreams is helpful in design.”

text by Laura c. Mallonee photography by Ryan Carville

Jessica Walsh is the no-nonsense art director for the

Goodman started “40 Days of Dating,” an experiment in

occupy together, and after flipping through her book,

award-winning creative agency Sagmeister & Walsh.

which they gave themselves just under six weeks to fall

Sagmeister asked if she’d like to collaborate. Two years

Consider one surreal photo illustration from an ad campaign

in love. They documented their relationship with pensive

later, they became partners.

the 27-year-old led: In cursive script, the command talk less,

blog entries, revealing questionnaires and clever, artsy

“[Jessica] can make an idea look beautiful,” Sagmeister

say more repeats like a typographical mantra down the

videos that won five million unique visitors, an appearance

says. “One of the reasons I thought she would make a

white body of a dancing geisha. Made for the Middle Eastern

on the Today show and accusations of narcissism and

wonderful partner was that she is fantastic in all aspects

luxury department store Aïzone, both the design and dictum

masochism from websites like Gawker and Jezebel. On

of design. She can come up with a great idea, execute it,

are signature Walsh: bold, emotional and provocative.

day 40, they (predictably) broke up, but they scored a book

explain it and—maybe most importantly—know how to

“I want to create work that is playful, that evokes some

deal with Phaidon Press and sold movie rights to Warner

make it happen.”

sort of response, whether it’s bringing people joy or delight

Bros. (Walsh says the book will be released in February,

Walsh’s approach to design is extremely intuitive. Her

or making them think about things in a different way—

and she is now engaged to cinematographer Zak Mulligan,

list of inspirations tilts toward the fantastical: artists like

shocking them,” she says.

who she met on OKCupid).

Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Max Ernst and Maurizio

Contrasting the magnitude of a woman’s work with the

Such scenarios make Walsh sound edgy—even a bit

Cattelan, and films like Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of

smallness of her stature may be a tired cliché, but Walsh is

risqué—but her warm, goofy laugh gives away a geekier

Oz and Labyrinth. She’s fascinated by psychology, and a

so physically tiny when I meet her in person—a spare five

side. As an introverted kid growing up in Connecticut, she

few years ago began practicing lucid dreaming—meditating

feet tall with razor-straight hair—that the disparity seems

loved computer games like Neopets and taught herself

on a design problem before bed and hoping to solve it in

impossible to ignore. Though petite, she’s striking in a white

website code and design. At age 12, she and an Internet

her sleep. “Creativity is somewhat elusive,” she says. “That

boxy tee and black, waxed skinny jeans.

friend started a profitable business designing online diary

kind of ‘anything is possible’ mentality you have in dreams

We sit on the porch outside the agency’s minimalist

layouts. She had a little help, since her parents owned a

is helpful in design.”

Chelsea studio, a white space with creaky floors where Patti

software company and their in-house graphic designer

Smith may have lived. “I know she was in the building, and

gave her tips.

Though Sagmeister started out as Walsh’s mentor, things have equalized over the years as the agency has grown to

there’s a photo of her hanging out on this balcony,” Walsh

Walsh went on to study graphic design at the Rhode

include other designers. Currently, they’re working on a

says. Nearby sits a mini-trampoline she bought for exercise

Island School of Design. Right out of school, Apple offered

redesign of The Jewish Museum of New York and a new

during a demanding 24-hour photo shoot—a testament to

her a $100,000 a year job, but she turned it down for a low-

line of sunglasses.

her unflagging resolve. “I’m very passionate about the work

paying, three-month New York internship with design guru

I do, which drives me to be a workaholic,” she admits.

Paula Scher at Pentagram.

“A lot of people think I have it all together when they read these interviews and see photos and everything,” Walsh

Walsh is best known for two things: a controversial nude

“I really wanted to learn from her,” she recalls. She hoped

tells me. “But I’m kind of a mess in real life. I’m just taking

photo and a ridiculously popular dating blog. Both have

to get hired on at the small firm, but as months passed it

everything as it comes and figuring it out. Have you seen our

been abundantly analyzed on the web. In short, when she

became clear that wasn’t going to happen. Exhausted

studio? It’s a disaster!”

and Stefan Sagmeister—the 51-year-old Austrian designer

from spending nights tweaking projects in the studio and

Walking out, I notice her desk by the corner window

famous for his collaborations with Lou Reed—became

struggling to keep her bank account in the green, she nearly

overlooking 23rd Street. It supports a mountain of papers,

partners in 2012, they announced the news by restaging the

left New York. But her persistence paid off: Scher got her a

art supplies, a half-eaten box of Chinese takeout and proofs

naked self-portrait he released two decades earlier when

job as the associate art director at Print magazine. “I’m so

for the upcoming book. A dead air plant trails out of a bud

launching the firm. Uproar expectedly ensued, but Walsh

happy I didn’t give up,” she says.

vase on the windowsill. Walsh is right. It is a disaster. But out

cheekily contended the design was successful because it did its job: it got people thinking about the partnership. Then in 2013, she and designer-friend Timothy

In 2010, she showed her designs to Sagmeister, hoping for a little constructive criticism from a designer she deeply admired. They were standing in the same studio they now

of its chaos comes refreshing, original design from one of the industry’s rising stars.

makeup by Sarah Wood

art director of Sagmeister & Walsh

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bing chen

“age is a gift. it’s also nothing more than a number. how much does it really matter?”

a creative visionary at youtube

text by Laura C. Mallonee photography by ben kulo

At Google’s New York offices in Chelsea, my first

watching a young lady hear her voice for the first time or

not only compelling, but also commercially viable,” he

interaction is, naturally, with a computer. “Just arrived?”

seeing Michelle [Phan], who I’ve known for four years very

recalls. Yet in the fall of 2008, he found himself thinking

it asks. I check in as the guest of Bing Chen, YouTube’s

closely, grow up into this media maven,” he says. “The

about the next pioneering space. YouTube was then a

impossibly sunny Global Creator Development Lead. At

American dream is alive and well.”

primitive video platform with a lot of cats on skateboards,

27, his achievements reflect an age much older than he actually is.

Chen’s own parents migrated from mainland China

but he could see the future lay in the power of the crowd.

to Taiwan during the Communist revolution, got married

“I saw YouTube as the 21st century Disney,” he

Chen appears moments later, dressed casually in

and moved to the United States with nothing but a good

remembers. After applying to Google with no relevant

a black V-neck, jeans and a Shinola wristwatch. We

education and $100 to their names. Within a few years,

experience, he got an unlikely shot at an interview for

zigzag past an industrious Lego-building station to 5

his mother was the highest-paid woman in Tennessee

Marissa Mayer’s accelerated management program,

Borough Bistro—one of the office’s many cafés, which

and his father the CFO of Philips Consumer Electronics.

which boasts alumni like Kevin Systrom of Instagram and

is packed like a school cafeteria on waffle day. After

Chen inherited their ambition.

Robby Stein of Stamped. He was 21 years old, and he

searching fruitlessly for a quiet enclave, we finally settle

“I always wanted to positively impact peoples’ lives. I

into a soft, circular booth with Coldplay’s Parachutes

think that’s what most of us want to do,” he explains. At

“It’s a function of the Google culture and Silicon Valley

blaring overhead.

age 4, he told his parents he wanted to be president. At

that you are encouraged to be great by your merit and

got the job.

This is just a fraction of what I learn about Chen during

9, he read every third-grade level presidential biography

not because of your tenure,” Chen says. “If you’re an

a largely unprompted one-hour interview: he’s never

in his school library. His interest in politics lingered for

ambitious, resourceful person, you don’t need 10 years

bored. He’s the kind of guy who will stand in line for

several years, but after his father passed away from

under your belt to do anything.”

three hours just to try the Ramen burger or jump off a

cancer, the experience made Chen dive into the meaning

200-meter-high cliff in South Africa because it's famous.

of life at a younger age than most.

Despite his success, Chen isn’t completely content, and that absence of total satisfaction drives him. “I want

He’s been to space camp. He reads BuzzFeed. He loves

“I realized that when people die, they think about certain

to get an Oscar one day,” he reveals, citing directors like

Oprah. He can play 20 different versions of the theme

moments that define them,” he says. Those moments are

Christopher Nolan and Darren Aronofsky as inspiration.

song to Beauty and the Beast on the piano. He wants to

always “content-based” experiences. For him, it might be

When he’s not chilling with YouTube stars, he’s writing. And

be the next Walt Disney.

the memory of fishing with his dad in Newport Beach or

while he won’t say exactly what he’s working on, he wants

At YouTube, Chen coordinates global strategy for

going on his first date with that girl at that restaurant. Chen

it to transcend traditional media. “That’s the goal, but we’ll

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began to see entertainment as a means of capturing truth

talk about it when it happens,” he says.

frontrunners—most several decades older than him—

and impacting people more viscerally than politics could,

According to Laura Lee, YouTube head of entertainment

on the same page regarding what programs YouTube

and he realized no one had done that better than the man

partnerships for the East Coast (she manages everyone

runs and how they spend money. “It’s truly an influencer

who gave us Mickey Mouse.

from Jimmy Fallon to big media companies), Chen

role, which is generally how young people who are lucky

Setting his sights on a future at Disney, he went to study

is successful precisely because he’s strategic and

enough to be put into relatively more senior positions have

creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, partly

creative—a rare blend of left- and right-brain ability.

to operate at big companies nowadays,” he explains.

because of the entertainment prowess of its alumni base.

“He also knows how to make it a really enjoyable work

A big part of the job is hanging out with YouTube’s top

After Rich Ross, president of Disney Channels Worldwide,

environment, which not everyone can do,” she adds.

talent—people like Philip de Franco and violinist Lindsey

spoke at the school, Chen emailed him. A friendship

But if there’s one thing Chen insists on, it’s that

Stirling—and helping them make it to the next level. For

bloomed, and Ross got him an internship at ABC Studios,

everyone has his or her own path. “The path to getting to

instance, how does beauty doyen Michelle Phan become

where he worked for two years as a production assistant

Walt Disney, the path to Oprah, does not exist. There is

Oprah? Or how can hip-hop artist DeStorm Power

on shows like Lost and Grey’s Anatomy and later at Walt

only one path to being me as well,” he says. His favorite

become Jay Z? In the case of lifestyle guru Tati, Chen

Disney Animation Studios on Frozen with Maggie Malone,

BuzzFeed list is of people like J.K. Rowling who became

was instrumental in getting her representation at WME.

then-head of creative development.

successful after 40: “Age is a gift. It’s also nothing but a

“A miracle happens at YouTube every day, whether it’s

“I got a crash course in how to develop a story that’s

number. How much does it really matter?”

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opposite page: speegle's memorial posters honoring salvador DalĂ­, Juan Botas and Andy Warhol hang above the entryway.

let there be light at home with artist trey speegle text by Alexandria Symonds photography by Cameron Blaylock

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Artist Trey Speegle has lived in everything from a

with a cherry-red exterior and a garden he prefers to

Brooklyn brownstone to a church built in 1903, but

keep looking wild. The interior is a revelation: bright

when he tells you today that he’s living in his dream

and airy, balancing white space that evokes a gallery

home, he means it more literally than most do.

setting with enough colorful, playful personal accents

“When I was young—and I remember it really

That Speegle has been a creative director for film and

recalls. “It was a big, square, open space, and it had

for magazines explains the deliberate, eclectic décor

movable walls. When I was 10 or 12, I didn’t know what

of his home. “I’m not somebody who likes to go and

a loft was. I’m not even sure that was a thing yet—lofts.”

buy hundred-dollar-a-yard fabric and make draperies.

What Speegle wanted—and now has—is a light-

I go more for converted spaces and reclaimed ideas,”

filled, modern and quirky 40-by-40-foot renovated barn in Youngsville, New York, where he’s been taking pilgrimages for the past 25 years. opposite page: anthropologie rugs featuring Trey's work decorate the floor and wall above the fieldstone fireplace mantel. Above: Another rug based on trey's art next to a goldleafed piano and a hay bale bench by Gaston Marticorena.

to justify the comparison.

vividly—I did a drawing of my ideal house,” Speegle

he says. “That’s probably deeply psychological.” To be an authentically eccentric decorator, it helps to have a variety of mementos from an adventurous

Speegle’s home gives a strong sense of his

life. Among Speegle’s treasures: a gold piano named

character. He’s an animated, intelligent and witty man,

Goldie, gifted to him by Cheryl Hardwick, the music

with a quick and generous laugh and a tendency to

director for Saturday Night Live; a “Dagwood and

let his stories spiral outward. Though principled and

Blondie” painting by Suzanne Mallouk, the girlfriend

ambitious, he doesn’t take himself seriously. Likewise,

of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat; and the many items

the barn is full of contradictions that somehow mesh

he keeps in glass vitrines: Tony the Tiger tennis shoes

perfectly. It is as traditional-Americana as they come,

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upstairs, a collection of work by artists including Josef Astor, Bernice Abbott, Valerie Shaff and Rocky Schenck line the hall outside the guest rooms.

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Bolger, the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz; and a

now.’” Though the barn had already been converted

bounced check from Courtney Love.

into a residence by the time Speegle bought it eight

“I have them in a glass case so you can see them all,

years ago, there was still plenty to do. “It sort of looked

which I would recommend everybody having,” he says.

like a Pizza Hut,” he says. “The bathrooms and the

“Because everybody has all this junk, and either you

kitchen were like Home Depot, 1977, and the outside

throw it away or you put it away; but if it’s in a display

looked like a Marriott or something... It was like Green

case, you can see it, and it’s weird and fun to look at.

Acres.” Most of the renovations were an exercise in the

And at the same time, you don’t have to dust it.”

art of subtraction—for instance, taking out the white

And then, of course, there’s his art. Speegle’s career

crushed marble from the flowerbeds.

has focused mainly on reinterpreting vintage paint-by-

These days, Speegle and his Brussels Griffon divide

numbers and combining them with text. Many of the

their time between the barn and a small apartment in

pieces figure into the barn’s décor, including a rug reading

the Meatpacking District. It’s an added plus, making

YOU ARE HERE, adapted from his original painting and

him appreciate both homes even more.

released through Anthropologie, and a tripartite folding

“It changes your whole idea of the city,” he says.

screen that warns NEVER LOOK OR YOU’LL NEVER

“Because you get out, and then you come back across

LEAP. According to Speegle, every homeowner should

the bridge, and you’re like, ‘Wow, I live in this big,

have the maxim embroidered on a pillow.

exciting city.’ And then when you leave on a Friday,

“Nobody would ever do anything if they knew how much work it was going to be! You think, ‘Oh, I’ll just

above: Dinner plates featuring Trey's work set the table. Opposite: The staircase leading to the three bedrooms and bath are guarded by speegle's dog, Lamonte.

you’re thinking, ‘Oh my god, I’m getting out of here! I can’t wait to get to the country and look at a tree!’”

remodel it.’ And then you think, ‘Oh, my God, kill me 68

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Court House Apartments Setting the Bar for Luxury

Located at the crossroads of three historic neighborhoods, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn, the Court House Apartments embody the meaning of life lived well. Residences are showplaces. Each stands apart for its designer kitchen, red oak hardwood floors and custom millwork. Court House Apartments offers spacious studio, one bedroom, one bedroom plus home office and two bedroom rental residences. The leasing office is open seven days a week. Melisa Boljevic, 718.222.4747, 125 Court Street, Brooklyn

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ON REAL ESTATE The average apartment price increased in Manhattan due to an uptick in high-end new development closings. Despite lower inventory, there were 25 percent more closings reported in the first quarter than a year ago. At just over $1.7 million, the average Manhattan apartment price set a new record, 7 percent higher than the previous quarter and 30 percent higher than a year ago. The first quarter of 2013 was a relatively weak quarter, due to the rush of high-end, tax-related closings at the end of 2012. The median price of $935,000 for the first quarter of 2014 was also 7 percent higher than the previous quarter, and 18 percent higher than a year ago. Cooperative prices were strong, averaging $1.22 million, 6 percent above the prior quarter and 23 percent more than during the first quarter of 2013. The condominium average price was $2.37 million. The new development condominium average price was $3.18 million, 11 percent higher than the prior record. Strength was also clear in the resale market, where the average price of $1.477 million was 19 percent higher than a year ago. Low levels of inventory combined with strong demand translate into price increases. It is a fact that when apartments are properly and justifiably priced they are selling quickly. If not, they can linger on the market for some time and typically never achieve the high end of their value range. HALL F. WILLKIE President / Brown Harris Stevens / Residential Sales / hwillkie@bhsusa.com

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On the market

the expansive dining area

40 East 83rd Street Price: $11,995,000 / Bedrooms: 6 / Bathrooms: 5.5

Amanda S. Brainerd, abrainerd@bhsusa.com, 212.452.4515

Apartment Perks: A grand, triple-mint pre-war residence reinvented by the esteemed architect Patrick Carmody. Everything contained within these expansive walls—from the finest marble flooring to the plaster bas-relief on the ceiling—is of top-quality material and historically accurate. The formal spaces—library, dining and living rooms—form a stunning enfilade, but the highlight of the unit is the sunny western exposure onto Madison Avenue. That’s not to mention the two kitchens or the bathrooms (five-and-a-half of them) with Waterworks, Lefroy Brooks and P.E. Guerin fixtures. With a stunning testament to luxury in the clouds of the Upper East Side, what isn’t there to like about this property? Neighborhood Perks: Located in the heart of the Upper East Side, this apartment is steps from iconic shopping, world-class museums and the best schools in New York City.

broker spotlight Margaret H. Bay

Brown Harris Stevens / NYRS, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker / mbay@bhsusa.com / 212.906.9308 Years of experience: 32 Years selling Manhattan real estate. / Greatest accomplishment: As far as my real estate career; marketing The Waldorf Towers as the exclusive broker for 22 years. I am pleased to have just been tapped to handle the long term rentals at the newly renovated New York Palace on Madison Avenue. / Best Advice: Be Prepared! Know the market inside out. / Motto: Carefully listen to your customer and don’t talk too much.

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Deborah Gimelson

Elise Roberts Messing

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URBAN ALCHEMY

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BRILLIANTLY RENOVATED 1-FAMILY

UWS. Largest, highest apartment available at 15 CPW. 75 feet facing Central Park, 6BR, 6,000SF +/-, private elevator landing. $65M. WEB# 9305458. Paula Del Nunzio 212-906-9207

%ASTS0ARK!VENUE-AGNIlCENTROOM duplex. Gracious layout, grand proportions. Meticulously renovated. 5BR. 37 foot corner LIVINGROOM TERRACElREPLACE#HEFSEAT IN kitchen. $32.5M. WEB# 9464506. John Burger 212-906-9274

West Village. 25-foot wide Greek Revival townhouse overlooking Bleecker Gardens. Amenities include 4-passenger elevator, total smart home technology and terraced South garden. $30M. WEB# 9740815. David Kornmeier 212-588-5642

812 PARK AVENUE

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EAST 72ND STREET 9 ROOMS

Park Avenue. Impeccably renovated prewar duplex with superbly scaled reception rooms, high ceilings, and beautiful architectural details. Living room with wood burning fplc, formal dining room, library plus 3BR, 3.5 baths. $9.25M. WEB# 9900253. Caroline E. Y. Guthrie 212 396-5858

Lincoln Center. Sweeping park, city and river views FROMTHETHmOOR(UGE ,2$2ONTHE0ARK  4BR, 3 bath, WEIK, big closets, W/D, TWAC. FS fab condo in best location. $8.999M. WEB# 9323496. Lisa Lippman 212-588-5606 Scott Moore 212-588-5608

East 72nd Street. Bright and spacious 9 rooms. 4BR, 3.5 baths, kitchen, pantry, maidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/breakfast room, washer/dryer. North, South, and West exposures. Top location. Close to the park. Prewar Co-op. $6.485M. WEB# 3898917. Rina I. Schafman 212-906-9220

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Lincoln Square. Dramatic 2 story living room, 3BR, 2 renovated baths, formal dining room, renovated eat-in kitchen, all in pristine move-in CONDITION7OOD BURNINGlREPLACE GREATCLOSETS $3.95M. WEB# 9699769. Brian Farrell 212-588-5621

Midtown East. Exquisite duplex home in 1856 mansion. 2 bedrooms, library, living room, dining room. Large rooms and windows. High ceilings, period detail. Terrace. $3.599M. WEB# 9102618. Leslie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shea 212-906-0563

Sutton Place. Mint classic 3BR, 3 bath plus staff in Candela building. Living room with wbfp, formal dining room, library or third bedroom, windowed kitchen, W/D, central AC, white-glove Co-op, storage bin, pets allowed. $3.2M. WEB# 9887179. Alina Pedroso 212-906-9338

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PARK AVE PENTHOUSE DUPLEX W/TERRACE

3 BEDROOM WITH TERRACE AT 15 CPW

UNPARALLELED SPACE ON FIFTH

UES. Co-Excl. Prewar palatial PH with 5BR, 5 full baths, 2 powder rms, LR, libr, FDR, WEIK, breakfast room, sky room, 2 wbfps, city and river views, huge terrace, brand-new renov. $24.95M. WEB# 9161453. Cathy Franklin 212-906-9236 Alexis Bodenheimer 212-906-9230

#07"EAUTIFUL"2 BATHONTHETHmOOR of the Tower at 15 CPW. 2,237SF interior with 1,776SF terrace. Southwest exposure. 5-star building with carport and pool. $17M. WEB# 9324676. Kyle Blackmon 212-588-5648

Fifth Avenue. Direct Central Park, NY Harbor and river views from this corner mint 3BR, 4.5 bath WITH FOOTmOOR TO CEILINGWINDOWS%XPANSIVE living room, formal dining room, library. Ample closets. Corp okay. $10.45M. WEB# 4009405. Daniela Rivoir 212-906-9276

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.ORTH#HELSEA3PECTACULAR FULL mOORLOFTWITH massive great room, 28 windows, wide-plank ASHmOORS PRIVATESTUDY ANDALLIMAGINABLE conveniences â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in a boutique Co-op. $5.595M. WEB# 9746768. Scott Harris 212-317-3674

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LEFT: THE TOWERING VIEW OF DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN, THE EAST RIVER AND THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING FROM THE TOP OF 388 BRIDGE STREET, CURRENTLY THE TALLEST RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN THE BOROUGH. RIGHT: THE LIVING ROOM AT 388 BRIDGE STREET HAS THICK-PANELED DARK WOOD FLOORS AND LARGE FLOOR-TO-CEILING WINDOWS.

Across the East River: Brooklyn manhattan’s biggest rival Text by Nick Davidson

“When I first moved to Brooklyn, you had to beg your

Sidman explains, Brooklyn was considerably cheaper

The early 2000s transformed the neighborhood into a

friends to get their passports stamped to come here,”

than Manhattan and a two-bedroom in Williamsburg

cultural, musical and artistic center. Breuk Iversen’s 11211

jokes Jay Molishever, a licensed broker at Citi Habitats.

would go for the price of a one-bedroom in Manhattan.

Magazine, which hit the printing press in 2000, chronicled

“Now it is well known this is where the creative people

But the western neighborhoods in Brooklyn, especially

the neighborhood’s distinctive artistic and cultural

live. Brooklyn is what New York used to be—a city of

those along the water, have become highly desirable

evolution, with the likes of the Front Room Gallery, the

neighborhoods and human-scaled living.”

and now scale the ranks of Manhattan’s expensive

Brick Theater and the Charlie Pineapple Theater opening

neighborhoods with prices equaling, and in the case of

for business. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg would

Dumbo surpassing, its counterparts across the river.

later come to fast track the neighborhood’s gentrification

Once the cheap alternative to Manhattan, Brooklyn has become known for its rich identity rooted in the arts and culture. “Now, Brooklyn is a choice and a lifestyle,” says Eric

with the rezoning of land along the waterfront, allowing WILLIAMSBURG: A NEIGHBORHOOD DIVIDED

big-name developers to swoop in and construct large

Sidman, a broker at Town. “The value proposition that

It was only a matter of time before the Bedford Avenue

once existed is almost gone and people are now moving

subway station—the first stop on the L in Brooklyn—

residential buildings. Toll Brothers, a home building company synonymous

to Brooklyn because they want to.” Ten years ago,

would become flooded with tourists and newcomers.

with the suburbs, has ventured into Washington D.C., New

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above: 388 Bridge Street offers versatility throughout the building with apartments selling as both condominiums and renting as apartments for families and young professionals.

Jersey, Philadelphia and New York through Toll Brothers

waterfront sides of Williamsburg into blocks of luxury

space, including grocery bodegas, little bars, coffee

City Living. The urban development division has developed

developments populated by professionals intrigued by

shops, music spaces and hip, eclectic restaurants.”

nearly a dozen buildings in New York with two—Northside

the neighborhood’s cultural offerings. “Not unlike Soho,

Dolgin and his team recently represented both

Piers and North8—in the heart of Williamsburg.

Williamsburg retains much of its artistic edge, which

parties in a commercial lease that will bring Arrogant

North8, which is located at 49 North 8th Street and

helped establish its initial draw,” explains Falcone. “The

Swine, a North Carolina-style barbecue restaurant, to

fronts Kent Avenue, includes 40 loft-style apartments

converted factories and loft-brick buildings now live

173/175 Morgan Avenue. “Bushwick is the center of the

across its six floors. The two towers that comprise

among large glass structures, creating an eclectic mix

universe for all that is cool these days—from local craft

Northside Piers stand at 29 and 30 stories and span 181

of old and new. With time, more mainstream and luxury

beers to artisanal chocolate shops to new and exciting

and 269 apartments, respectively, with sales running

retail tenants will migrate to the area, and additional

art galleries,” Sidman adds. “The dreary strip of Grand

from the high-six figures to the low- to mid-seven figures.

housing structures will emerge.

Street between Union and Bushwick is going to explode

“Northside Piers and The Edge are two of the most

Although Soho remains at the forefront of New York

with new developments and new retail opportunities in

successful ground-up construction condominiums in

fashion, it has pushed its boundaries north to Nolita and

the upcoming years, and the new neighborhood is going

Brooklyn, and have obtained some of the highest price

also west to an area Trinity Real Estate is revitalizing as

to look vastly different very soon.”

points in the borough,” says Michael Falcone, a project

Hudson Square. Similarly, Williamsburg is expanding

manager at Town New Development, on Toll Brothers’

eastward and deeper into Brooklyn.

HEADING DOWNTOWN, IN BROOKLYN

and Douglaston Development’s success with Northside

“There is an ongoing movement to rename East

“Retail is exploding,” notes Doug Bowen, a broker at

Piers and The Edge, whose penthouse sold for $3 million.

Williamsburg to Morgantown to differentiate it from South

Core and a board member of the Real Estate Board of

The developments are joined by Steiner Equities’

and North Williamsburg,” says Neil Dolgin, co-president

New York. “Downtown Brooklyn has added 1.5 million

80 Metropolitan Street and Savanna’s 125 North

of Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates. “This area still offers a village-

square feet of retail space and 332,000 square feet

10th Street, which have transformed the north and

style setting with mixed industrial, residential and retail

of office space since 2006 . . . Perhaps the most hotly

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730 PARK AVENUE | $23,000,000 11 rm, 6 br, 6 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0019094 Serena Boardman | 212.606.7611

PARK AVE PENTHOUSE | $22,000,000 12 rm, 5 br, 5 ba | Web ID: 0017618 J. Janssens, 212.606.7670 | A. Koffman, 212.606.7688

RIVER HOUSE TERRACED TRIPLEX | $14,950,000 7 rm, 3 br, 3 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0019189 E. Sample, 212.606.7685 | B. Powers, 212.606.7653

50 E 89TH ST PENTHOUSE | $10,950,000 7 rm, 3 br, 3 ba, wrap terrace | Web ID: 0019155 Louise Beit | 212.606.7703

157 WEST 57TH STREET, 39A | $6,000,000 2 rm, 1 br, 1 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0019273 E. Sample, 212.606.7685 | B. Powers, 212.606.7653

PRISTINE CONDO PENTHOUSE | $5,250,000 6rm, 2 br, 2 ba, wrap terrace | Web ID:0019047 Michael Pellegrino | 212.400.8731

MUSEUM TOWER | $4,500,000 5 rm, 2 br, 2.5 ba | Web ID: 0019382 Valerie Sherman | 212.606.7684

235 WEST 108TH STREET, APT 2 | $1,595,000 6 rm, 3 br, 2 ba | Web ID: 0019396 P. Evans, 212.400.8740 | B. Clyburn, 212.606.7773

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above: Lobby of the Brooklyn Trust Company Building in watercolor.

anticipated building coming to Brooklyn is the 388 Bridge

Manhattan skyline that stretches from Midtown to the

condominiums and Starwood plans to have 195 rooms

Street, which is currently the tallest building in Brooklyn.”

Financial District.

for its new hotel line, the 1.

388 Bridge Street, slated to hit 53 stories, will include

Not too far from 388 Bridge Street, the Brooklyn Trust

“Another notable project is Toll Brothers’ Pierhouse in

378 residences divided between 234 rental apartments

Company Building at 138 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge Park, which lies right next to a Starwood Hotel

and 144 condominiums. The prices for the rentals will

Heights is coming to the market. The building was initially

project and faces the water through the park,” says Bowen.

start at $2,540 for a lower-level studio and run through

constructed in 1913 in Italian High Renaissance style and

The residences feature 18-foot ceilings and 600-year-

$6,290 for an upper-floor two-bedroom.

modeled after the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona,

old heartwood pinewood floors that were reclaimed from

featuring a rusticated limestone base and a double-

local warehouses, cold-rolled and blackened steel stairs,

height colonnade on the piano nobile.

railings and accents, among several other distinctive

The race toward the sky started at the height of the market with the Brooklyner at 111 Lawrence Street becoming the first to hit 50 stories in Brooklyn. The

Little is known about the building, but residences

designs. Prices are speculated to come in over $1 million

51-story building held its crown until this year, when 388

will be strictly for sale and span two- to five-bedrooms.

for one-bedrooms and upward of $3.5 million for three-

Bridge Street topped off. The Hub at 333 Schermerhorn

Prices have not been determined.

bedrooms, though currently no units are on the market.

will also knock it down a notch on the list of tallest buildings when it opens its 720-unit, 53-story development later this

The interest list is also rumored to be several thousand DOWN BY THE WATER

people long, according to Curbed, which has closely

year. 388 Bridge Street’s reign will be short-lived, holding

The waterfront in Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo has

the title until Avalon Willoughby Street adds its 861 rentals

transformed as it becomes connected through the 85-

Two Trees has also planted its roots in the area with

across 57 stories to the market. Though the developers

acre Brooklyn Bridge Park. The park, which initially

its developments in Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights. The

were able to add four more floors, the total building will

opened its first section, Pier 1, in 2010, has become one

company’s developments at 30 Washington Street, 66

span 596 feet, just 6 feet shy of 388 Bridge Street.

of the most desired destinations to visit and live within the

Water Street and 65 Washington Street, among others in

city. Upon completion, the park will include 11 divisions

the area, have earned it the title as one of the leaders in

with Pier 2 and Pier 4 Beach opening this spring.

luxury living in Brooklyn. One of its latest projects includes

Communal amenities on the roof have been a staple at many skyscraping developments. The Financial

followed its development.

District’s 2 Gold Street opened its roof to tenants a few

Developers have also become interested, with the

Court House at 125 Court Street near neighboring

years ago offering breathtaking views of the neighboring

Toll Brothers and Starwood Hotels teaming up at the

Downtown Brooklyn and Cobble Hill. Rental units range

buildings. The Brooklyner has its own communal rooftop

Pierhouse and 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The

from a little over $3,000 for a one-bedroom and upwards

with similarly breathtaking views, especially that of the

residential portion, the Pierhouse, will include 109

of $4,750 for a 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom.

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Dazzling one-of-a-kind penthouse located in the south tower of Cannon Point South cooperative with magical river and city views from every room. For outdoor enthusiast, a south-facing planted terrace is superb for grand entertaining. Open N/E/S exposures from seven fabulous rooms. High ceilings and beautiful hardwood floors complement this very unique penthouse. Gracious gallery that leads to a double-sized living room and a formal dining room, both accessible from the terrace. Delightful corner master bedroom with closets galore. Gourmet windowed kitchen and powder room completes this special home. 45 SPS built in 1958 with all the amenities of a luxury building. The tranquil cul-de-sac of Sutton Place is close to the East River Promenade, and its desirable proximity to Midtown transportation, shopping, galleries, schools, fabulous restaurants and Whole Foods also makes it a perfect choice. Olga Reindlova ''Neulist'' / Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker / 212.606.7707

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“Development is beginning to happen in both Ditmas Park and Sunset Park and doesn’t show signs of stopping.”

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Start the day in Cobble Hill with an invigorating hot yoga workout.

Grab breakfast made from scratch at this cheerful neighborhood café.

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Pick up some new reading material at this cozy indie bookstore.

For lunch, head over to Dumbo for a slice or two at this famed pizzeria.

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THE NEW FRONTIER The same market dynamics that developed the areas along the East River will look further into Brooklyn for cheaper land and greater opportunities for development. Speculation over the next market has ranged from southern areas to eastern areas and from those within the industry in New York to those as far as the Australian property trust that is buying up properties in Bushwick. “Bushwick is going to happen and in a big way, just not as quickly as

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never be Williamsburg due to its industrial past and proximity to the city.

Get in some retail therapy at this iconic Williamsburg jewelry store.

Bed-Stuy is growing by leaps and bounds, but I believe that Bushwick is

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the long-term better play.” “We think Brooklynites will move further into the borough, but the areas closest to Manhattan will continue to be built up at a faster pace and will continue to garner higher rents,” says Adrienne Alberts of The Marketing Directors. “They will go where transportation is convenient and they feel safe, as long as it’s affordable.” “Development is beginning to happen in both Ditmas Park and Sunset Park and doesn’t show signs of stopping,” says Molishever of two neighborhoods that rarely come to mind when thinking of Brooklyn. Architecturally, Ditmas Park leans toward Victorian with expansive houses and tree-lined streets. Sunset Park favors Romanesque architecture and

PETER LU G ER ’S 178 Broadway

BROOKLYN BOWL 61 Wythe Avenue

Indulge in a steak dinner at Peter Luger’s, which has been serving up the finest cuts since 1887.

For the perfect end to your day, hit up Brooklyn Bowl for some bowling, live music, great food and drinks.

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STRIKING PENTHOUSE LOFT / CHELSEA Excl Prepare your self to be wowed… This sun-flooded duplex penthouse loft offers over 4,100SF of indoor/outdoor living space! Amazing home feat a dramatic double-height living room with 20’ ceilings, 6’ wide fireplace, chef’s kitchen, 3BRs, 3.5 baths + an enormous wrap terrace with sweeping views overlooking the Highline, the Hudson River, and the Manhattan skyline. Absolutely gorgeous! $11.75M. Web#3795920

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE VIEWS… / GREENWICH VILLAGE Excl This 4,150 square foot, full floor residence is perched 17 stories above Lower Manhattan and features a dramatic entertaining expanse with a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, three bedrooms, library with wood burning fireplace, and an enormous wraparound terrace. $15.825M. Web#3860018

PENTHOUSE-IN-THE-SKY / FLATIRON Excl. Enjoy brilliant light and staggering river-to-river views from 52 windows in this sprawling 3,600SF duplex penthouse featuring a sundrenched living/dining room with 2 wood burning fireplaces, chef’s kitchen, 5 bedrooms, library, office. $7.75M. Web#9248195

DUANE PARK PENTHOUSE / TRIBECA Excl Rarest of rare… A sun-blasted duplex penthouse loft perched high above Duane Park. 3 bedrooms plus den, chef’s kitchen, wood burning fireplace, plus a spectacular private roof garden with breathtaking city views. Location location location! $5.75M. Web#9484318

PALATIAL PREWAR HOME / MIDTOWN WEST Excl This legendary 9-room residence at the historic Osborne is restored to perfection with all original details intact! 3,000SF duplex home features grand-scaled entertaining rooms with 14-foot ceilings, 5 wood burning fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, formal dining room, chef’s kitchen. $5.5M

PENTHOUSE CONDO LOFT / FLATIRON Excl. Keyed-elevator opens to this spectacular duplex penthouse loft featuring a dramatic sky-lit living room with high ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, open chef’s kitchen, 3 bedrooms, library, den, plus 2 enormous landscaped decked terraces. $5.5M. Web#9092104

PRIME 10TH STREET LOFT / GREENWICH VILLAGE Excl. Rarely available… Keyed elevator opens to this sunny 2,000 square foot loft with high ceilings, exposed brick walls, open kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus bright treetop views from a wall of wood-framed windows. Location, location! $3.45M.

DRAMATIC WEST VILLAGE LOFT / WEST VILLAGE Excl. This 3,200 square foot duplex loft offers a massive living/dining room with 15-foot ceilings, open chef’s kitchen, huge master bedroom suite, library, plus guest room. Great location right across from Hudson River Park! $3.45M.

LUXURIOUS SOHO LOFT / SOHO Excl. This mint 2,600 square foot architect-designed loft features a spacious living/dining room with high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original timber columns, state-of-art kitchen, 3 bedrooms, office, plus 2.5 renovated baths. Prime SoHo location! $16,000/month. Web#9837897

DOWNTOWN SPECIALIST

Richard Orenstein 212.381.4248 rorenstein@halstead.com 451 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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UPPER WEST SIDE, NEW YORK TRUMP INTERNATIONAL TOWER 1 BR, 1 BATH | $1,499,000 | WEB#367831 JIMMY WOOD 212.521.5791

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HUDSON, NEW YORK THE SEA CAPTAIN’S HOUSE 4 BR, 2 BATH | $789,000 | WEB#9853190 N. FELCETTO 212.381.6554 / R. HOROWITZ 518.821.5509

UPPER WEST SIDE, NEW YORK

UPPER WEST SIDE, NEW YORK

MAGNIFICENT CONDO WITH SWEEPING VIEWS 2 BR, 2.5 BATH | $3,800,000 | WEB#9812678 MONICA MANALO 212.381.2323

OUTRAGEOUS VALUE / PREWAR DOORMAN 1 BR, 1 BATH | $529,000 | WEB#9568702 A. GEWIRTZ / A. PHILLIPS 212.381.2219 / 2227

UPPER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK PANORAMIC PERFECTION 2 BR, 2.5 BATH | $2,195,000 | WEB#9769475 NORA ARIFFIN 212.381.2249

FLATIRON, NEW YORK

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LUXURY CONDO LOFT 2 BR + OFFICE, 3 BATH | $3,500,000 | WEB#9804302 LOUISE PHILLIPS FORBES 212.381.3329

TRIPLE MINT PARK AVENUE DUPLEX 4 BR, 5 BATH | $14,900,000 | WEB#9360543 ROSEMARIE DEANE 212.381.

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530 LaGuardia Place 212.557.5300

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This month, SCENE takes a look inside some of the most impressive Brooklyn homes on the market.

154 Broadway, Williamsburg $2,500,000

234 North 9th Sreet, Williamsburg $1,480,000

This enormous duplex loft on Williamsburg's south side features over 2,600 square feet of interior living space, in addition to two levels of private outdoor space totaling nearly 1,000 square feet. The upper level offers 12-foot ceilings, a modern chef’s kitchen, full bath, washer/ dryer, and an enormous living area bathed in southern light from floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead out to the upper deck. The spacious lower level has a customized sleeping area, full bath, a huge walk-in closet and glass doors opening to the lower patio. Dual-zone central air and heat, high-end finishes and custom millwork throughout complete the package. Ari Harkov, Halstead Property, 212.381.4246; Warner Lewis, Halstead Property, 212.381.6590; Ashley Clark, Halstead Property, 212.381.2533

234 North 9th Street is a boutique condo building that dates back to 1915, when owner Sophia Zablowski used the site as an industrial warehouse for her popular Polish Babka cake bakery. It is conveniently located three blocks from the Bedford L train, and is minutes from McCarren Park, the East River and waterfront park. Be welcomed by a private townhouse-style entry, then be awed by a soaring double-height ceiling, an expansive two-story layout, timeless architectural features and generous light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Classic touches like steel doors, original timber beams and columns, full exposed brick walls and refinished gray pickled maple wood flooring exemplify quality craftsmanship. Zeshaan Qadir, Town Residential, 914.774.1988

1 Main Street, Dumbo $1,295,000

377 Sterling Place, Prospect Heights $1,200,000

Own a stunning and spacious 1,293-sqaure-foot loft, one bedroom, one and a half bath in Dumbo’s premier Clocktower Building. Enjoy cooking in the chef’s kitchen and entertaining in the open layout. This luxurious and bright apartment has high 11-foot ceilings, a wall of southeastern-facing windows, gourmet kitchen with island, hardwood floors, huge closets, washer/dryer and offers you ultimate privacy. Fantastic location adjacent to the beautiful waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park, shopping, restaurants and transportation. The building has a 24-hour concierge, exceptional staff, a roof deck and gym. There is also a bike room and storage space available. Karen Foley, Stribling & Associates, 718.208.1927; Jessica Jones, Stribling & Associates, 917.648.7910

This versatile duplex condo in Prospect Heights boasts private outdoor space on both levels. The spacious garden level is perfect for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. It features an open chef's kitchen with room for a dining table and a wall of large windows look out onto the beautifully landscaped garden. Two full bathrooms grace this level. The generous bedroom has an elegantly designed walk-in closet. The lower level, which has a half bath and washer/dryer, is currently used as a sitting room. The home also features a two-zone HVAC system, is pet friendly and in Year 4 of a 14-year tax abatement. Wendy Stephenson, Brown Harris Stevens, 718.399.4149

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NEW HOMES NEW JERSEY JERSEY HOMES

ASBURY PARK - OCEANFRONT

POINT PLEASANT – WATERFRONT

METEDECONK – RIVERFRONT

BRICK – WATERFRONT

Stunning oceanfront condominium unit. Unparalleled ocean, boardwalk and convention hall views. Gourmet kitchen, concierge, pool, 24/7 state of the art fitness center. 2 underground parking spaces. Simply beautiful. $1,150,000 Mark McDonald 908-489-1268

This is a true mother and daughter on the water on the Barnegat Bay at the mouth of the canal. Beautiful sun during the day and skies full of stars at night. 170’ of vinyl bulkhead, There is a separate dock and a 11,000 lb boat lift. $1,200,000 Chris Carbonaro 732-330-1155

Built in 2006, 7,000 + sq. ft. offering 6 bedrooms, 6 ½ baths, 3 car garage on over ½ acre of prime waterfront. Master Craftsmanship throughout. White sandy beach. Riparian Grant. $1,775,000 Marlene Mango 732-319-2874

Stunning 4 bedroom/5 bath waterfront home w/spectacular views. This home has a magnificent layout and boasts a huge 2 story family room w/fireplace, cozy solarium, chef’s kitchen, master suite, formal dining room and finished basement. $1,245,000 Colleen Dingley 732-322-0731

MANASQUAN – WATERFRONT

POINT PLEASANT BEACH – OCEANFRONT

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BELMAR – WATERVIEW

This recently built 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home boasts a dream kitchen with Silestone countertops, and custom cabinetry, 3 Zone heating, hardwood floors, elevator, 6 zone audio system, gas fireplace, and 3 balconies. $1,395,000 Jason Turton 732-779-5447 Chad Smith 732-552-1537

Charming shore colonial, spectacular ocean views. Private Beach, 2nd floor great room with beamed ceilings and gas fireplace. First floor great rm with wood burning fireplace. Six bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath. Two decks, large enclosed heated sunroom. Old world charm. $1,500,000 Point Pleasant Office 732-295-9600

Land is all cleared & ready for you to build your dream home. A location only steps to the ocean and boardwalk. Huge lot. Approved building plans include a pool. Surrounding neighborhood has many upscale gorgeous homes. Beautiful peaceful setting. $3,049,000 Spring Lake Office 732-449-4441.

Exceptional architecture & craftsmanship in a custom, open concept floor plan with 3 bedrooms/3 ½ baths & 3 balconies. Stunning kitchen opens to a dining room and family room for easy entertaining. Short walk to the beach. $1,049,000 Sea Girt Office 732-974-8700

LOVELADIES BEST OCEANFRONT PROPERTY

BRICK – RIVERFRONT An ultra contemporary home with all furnishings included. 77 ft of prime Metedeconk Riverfront with a Riparian Grant, dock w/a 60,000 lb boat lift, white sandy beach, 2 mstr bdrms, putting green, Tiki bar, Koi Pond, & much more. Come live the good life at the house where many A-list celebrities visited on many summer weekends. $1,499,000 Candace Kennedy 908-612-3860

This 125 x 425 lot can be the site of your new oceanfront home! Originally built in 1934 and completely renovated in the 80’s, there are 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, & a massive great room. Close before the summer begins and enjoy the house while you plan your dream home! This property sustained no damage from Sandy or any other major storm. Call today for a private tour. $3,999,000 Cheryl Vetovick 732-233-0219

WATERFRONT ESTATE Nestled high on a bluff overlooking the Manasquan River. Serenity & Privacy abounds on the sprawling 2.66 acres. A home of distinction. Architectural details, soaring ceilings to absorb the outdoor beauty. The magnificent views brings appreciation of space, tranquility, and privacy. 4 BR, 3 baths. Separate Guest Quarters above 2 car-garage. Upscale Cabana with BR, full kitchen, & vanishing-edge pool overlooking river. Brick Twp., w/easy access to Parkway/ North Jersey/NYC, $1,850,000 PATRICIA MAYER 908-309-9374

MILLSTONE – MAGNIFICENT ESTATE A spectacular home nestled on 4 landscaped acres. 8500+ sq.ft. home with luxurious amenities and a grand floor plan. Featuring: hardwood floors, 10 ft ceilings, 7 bedrooms/6 ½ baths, maid quarters, guest wing, & chef’s kitchen. The home boasts a finished basement, with a private steam room & bar. In-ground pool, pool house, wet bar & Koi pond with 2 waterfalls. $2,499,000 Laurie Londoner 609-915-4835

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I’m taking off on a three-day tropical getaway and am trying to limit how much I pack. I’m thinking, gasp… a carry-on. What are my must-have pieces (aside from swimsuits, of course) and do you have any

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space saving tips? Dearest Flying-light Lisa, I applaud your ambition to keep your luggage

I am a single girl in the city, and lately I

limited. In fact, my traveling mantra when it

have been wondering: Should I always

comes to warm weekend getaways is to keep

wait for the crazy-I-can’t-live-without-

the body trim and the suitcase slim. Traveling

you, obsessive-over-you spark or concede

light will not only save you time as you cruise

to a less than romance novel type of love?

through Kennedy, it will give you room to pack a Dearest Single Sarah,

long after it fades into the New York City sunset.

Only you can answer that question. How much

In order to keep the packing list light, I

do you value that obsessive hot spark over a

recommend building a three-day wardrobe

steady warm glow? If you are as single as you

around your feet. Yes, you heard me. Footwear

say and prefer romance novel relationships, it

packs the most space per pound, and therefore

may be the case that you cannot differentiate

I recommend building your daily ensembles

fairy-tale from reality. Love takes time to develop.

from the ground up. Pack no more than three

Stories of “love-at-first-sight” exist, but they

pairs of shoes: sneakers, flip-flops and your

refer to a lustful first look that developed into a

favorite after sunset sandals. If you’re really

loving relationship between two individuals over

looking to lighten your load overhead, Ancient

time. I suggest you make a list of the character

Greek Sandals is a great beachside option

qualities you value in a partner. Focus on the

that can transition from Domaines Ott days

things you need versus the things you want.

to candlelight dinners. Keep the accessories

For example, you need someone that is hard-

light with a beach sack and something neutral

working in order to feel safe. You want him to

for evenings like a Calvin Klein Collection box

be six feet tall with brown hair and green eyes.

clutch in a metallic silver or gold. Dresses over

Once you have developed this inventory of traits,

skirts and jersey over linen looks will save you

let the interviewing begin. Although you may not

space (as well as unsightly wrinkles in your

find yourself head-over-Blahnik at first blink, you

suitcase). Lastly, limit the toiletries with a keep-

may discover something far more valuable—a

it-simple beauty routine: face wash such as

partner that will think you’re fab long after you

Purpose or Cetaphil, an all-in-one moisturizer

lose interest in Fabio and all the trashy romance

such as Dr. Macrene’s 37 Extreme Actives and

novels that once tickled your fancy.

sunscreen in travel-size containers. You will need less makeup than you think, as the warm weather and poolside piña coladas wipe away

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