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ed letter

A year ago, Brooklyn girl Greta Gerwig graced the cover of our first “New Hollywood” issue. This time, we photographed actor Jonathan Groff, who lives in Chelsea when not shooting his HBO series Looking in San Francisco. An undeniably talented actor, what

A drawing by SCENE columnist Donald Robertson depicting the time my “gun briefcase” was not that popular with the TSA at JFK.

makes Groff truly new is the fact that he has been openly gay since his career onscreen took off. Sure, it’s great when a movie star comes out of the closet (even if sometimes the public’s reaction is “well… about time”), but to live honestly and claim your sexuality is, unfortunately, still a big, brave move. And Groff is thriving in both edgy, indie projects (C.O.G.) and mainstream television and movies—from his role on Glee to providing the voice of Kristoff in Disney’s animated blockbuster Frozen. But it’s the actor’s role on Looking that has made me a fan. The HBO show, which got renewed for a second season despite its rocky start, depicts gay life in the most honest way I have ever seen on television or film. Groff and his costars aren’t over-the-top drag queens, over-sexed muscle heads or sassy sidekicks. They are ordinary gay men “looking” for love and struggling with life—just like straight people. In its simplicity, Looking is groundbreaking. This month, we also profile 15 first-timers—including Charlie McDowell, Desiree Akhavan and Lou Howe— whose talent is making them Hollywood’s next hot thing. These fascinating directors, screenwriters, actors, composers, casting directors, production and costume designers will define what we watch on the big and small screen for years to come. peter davis editor in chief

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street style Bill Cunningham at the New-York Historical Society Museum

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DRESSING FOR BILL BILL CUNNINGHAM’S “FACADES” AT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Between 1968 and 1976, NYC man-about-town Bill Cunningham photographed models dressed in vintage period clothing in the city's streets, parks and train stations. He later donated many of the resulting silver gelatin prints to the New-York Historical Society, 88 of which appear in its new exhibition, “Facades.” Through June 15. nyhistory.org

IN LORDE MAC TRUSTS

PHOTO BY BILL CUNNINGHAM COURTESY OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

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THE ICONIC POP STAR COLLABORATES WITH MAC COSMETICS ON A DARING LINE Pop music icon Lorde has launched a two-piece MAC line of cosmetics featuring a deep plum “Pure Heroine” lipstick and rapid black “Penultimate Eye Liner.” The teenage star, who fell in love with MAC at 14, has been working on her new line over the past year and hopes to soon expand the collection. maccosmetics.com

HOUSE OF HOFFMAN

MARA HOFFMAN’S PATTERNS AND BRIGHTLY COLORED DESIGNS TAKE NEW FORM Mara Hoffman devotees can now dress their homes with a nature-inspired line from Anthropologie. Like her clothing line, the designer’s inaugural home collection (including pillows, curtains, candles and journals) draws from her experiences traveling around the world. It previewed online May 21, and the full collection launches online and in stores June 2. anthropologie.com 12 SCENE MAGAZINE

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PARISIAN POP-UP ÉTUDES COMES TO SOHO

PHOTO BY BILL CUNNINGHAM COURTESY OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Based in Paris and New York City, the Études collective, which started in 2012, will have a pop-up in Soho from May 21 to June 21. Part fashion label and part studio, Études produces contemporary men’s clothing as well as books for designers, while also offering creative design services. etudes-studio.com

I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE… A HISTORY OF LINGERIE The Museum at FIT’s new exhibit

SUNSHINE GIRL

KARLIE KLOSS X WARBY PARKER Model citizen Karlie Kloss is lending her famous face and enviable style for a capsule sunwear collection with Warby Parker. The sunnies will benefit Edible Schoolyard NYC, a nonprofit that helps public school students learn the delicious and nutritious benefits of gardening and cooking. Three styles will be available starting June 10. warbyparker.com

THINK INSIDE THE BOX

GLOSSYBOX X BERGDORF GOODMAN Just in time for Father’s Day, Bergdorf Goodman teamed up with product

explores the history of intimate apparel

sampling company Glossybox for a

with over 70 pieces, many of which

limited edition men’s set. The luxury

have never been shown. They range

sample box, available through the

from 18th-century corsets to various

end of June, includes a Tom Ford

dressing gowns and bandeau bras from

mud mask, Caron Pour Un Homme

the 19th and 20th centuries, on through

fragrance, a gift card to Bergdorf

modern lingerie designed by the likes

Goodman and several more

of Gwen Stefani and Chantal Thomass.

grooming products.

Through November 15. fitnyc.edu

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the beautiful peeps matt bomer, Zoe Saldana and Joe jonas pretty up the party circuit Text by zachary weiss

the two deepest pockets in the room. I better clap loudly.

situated vertically as a duo of drummers beat away while

The movie does not disappoint. It follows Ewa (Cotillard), a

seated on top of the same trucks. There’s no particular

Polish immigrant making her way to the United States with

rhythm, and the other Brant disciples, including Tobey

her sister who has fallen ill on their journey. An unlikely love

Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio and Chloë Sevigny, look

triangle develops, and the last minutes of the film are nail

on in similar confusion.

biting. I spot the always awesome June Ambrose on the

The next day everyone’s partying for the Meatpacking

way out. Sadly, the star stylist remains mum on her client

District Improvement Association’s Open Market at the

Jay Z and his Solange Standard hotel scandale.

Highline Stages. The three titans of the MPD, Diane von

I quickly dash down to Electric Room where SCENE

Furstenberg, André Balazs and Andrew Rosen, helm

hosts a party with our April cover star, Joe Jonas, with his

the sample sale, where guests snack on bites from all of

model girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler by his side. “I had

the surrounding eateries and shop ’til they drop. “I love the

Notoriously shy, the Rodarte sisters, Kate and Laura

a great time shooting the cover,” Joe tells me over the music,

Meatpacking District because it’s a real neighborhood,”

Mulleavy, are at Noho’s Curve boutique with their BFF

“and an even greater time celebrating with Peter [Davis],

says von Furstenberg, who lives across the street from

Kirsten Dunst and Curve’s Nevena Borissova. The

Nur [Kahn] and everyone else tonight.” Menswear mavens

the Highline Stages. “A real, real neighborhood, with real

designers have a new photo book, simply titled Rodarte—

Richard Chai and Public School’s Maxwell Osborne

cobblestones—so it feels real. We have the High Line, we

pages of sketches highlighting their fast and furious fashion

hang tableside with Joe and Blanda, while I chat with newly

have the water and we have everything else!”

career. Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, the first lady of grunge,

minted mega model Gigi Hadid. The 19-year-old beauty

Later that evening there is a dinner for Karen Millen to

is in awe of the sketches, created by Catherine Opie

towers over me in her heels, and tells me she’s just come

showcase the re-branding of the label’s image, spearheaded

and Alec Soth. Milliner Gigi Burris gushes: “The hand

from a dinner with Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner and

by Chief Creative Officer, Gemma Metheringham. The

paintings [in the book] are dreamy and inspiring, just like

a host of other model babes. Also at Electric: photographer

Karen Millen girl has thrown away the proverbial “tiaras” that

their collections.”

and social staple Hanuk, artist Richard Haines, Melanie

were associated with the blingy brand of yesteryear, and has

Lazenby, Matthew Scrivens, Tom Murro, Amirah

moved towards fresher faces like Langley Fox Hemingway

Kassem, Scott Lipps and designer Brandon Sun.

and author Stephanie LaCava who host tonight’s dinner

Bonpoint, the fancy French childrenswear brand, opens a new outpost in Soho, perfectly situated next to the Ladurée cafe. Chic Francophile kiddies dart around the racks with

The Whitney Art Party is helmed this year by co-chairs

and star in the short film made for the re-launch. “[The brand]

juice boxes. I opt for champagne and a macaron or three.

Zoe Saldana and Max Mara heiress Maria Giulia

has been going through a transformation over the past few

Blogger extraordinaire and spouse of the Sartorialist’s

Maramotti. I hang with blogger Bryan Boy and DJ couple

seasons to create a new visual identity,” Metheringham tells

Scott Schuman, Garance Doré, has a full photo studio

Brendan Fallis and Hannah Bronfman who spin later in

me. “Tonight’s film [No More Tiaras] is a fun, engaging, and

setup for the little ones to model the designs, and if that

the evening. I spot bombshell Emily Ratajkowski, a.k.a.

affectionate look at Karen Millen’s journey into the accessible

little gingham blazer were ten sizes larger, I would join them.

EmRata, sporting a red jumpsuit, who is one of many guests

luxury brand it is today.”

Manhattan’s sexiest and most stylish young mother, Julia

checking out the Daniel Arsham work on display made

I don my tux a few days later for The Seventh Annual

Restoin Roitfeld, who now runs the website Romy and

from his signature mélange of volcanic ash, crystal and steel.

Spring Ball hosted by The Society of Memorial Sloan

I cut out early for Narciso Rodriguez’s party at Milk

Kettering Cancer Center, Graff and Valentino at the

Studios for a new photo series by Ben Watts. The shots

Waldorf Astoria. I’m neck-deep in the old money crowd,

The menswear mafia huddle a couple of blocks away at

show off a bag collaboration between Rodriguez and

but spot Seth Meyers with his wife, Alexi Ashe Meyers,

Todd Snyder’s City Gym pop-up store at 242 Elizabeth

Pepsi to benefit The Bottletop Foundation. “I am extremely

along with Tory Burch and my favorite bon vivant, Julie

Street. Everyone’s celebrating Snyder’s CFDA nomination.

proud to be a part of this project,” Rodriguez tells me. “The

Macklowe, who is recycling her now-infamous rhinestone

My photographer buddy Chiun-Kai Shih takes me

Bottletop Foundation approached me with the idea and

“Baller” clutch. “As Valentino’s the sponsor tonight, I’m

around the room. Tonight he’s got J.Crew menswear

their designs, so I looked at ways to integrate my hopes

wearing a vintage Valentino dress, actually one I purchased

designer Frank Muytjens by his side, along with a great-

and designs with their materials. I am very pleased with

at a sample sale about 12 years ago,” Macklowe reveals.

looking gaggle of young Hollywood guys. “I need you

the beautiful results.” Claire Danes and husband Hugh

“It was out of season then, but clearly a timeless dress. I

to meet the boys,” Shih says leading me toward Matt

Dancy and Anna Wintour all congratulate Rodriguez with

paired it with the Edie Parker clutch I had made for this

Bomer. The White Collar star is winning raves for his role

double kisses.

year’s Met Gala, and topped it all with this Rick Owens fur

The Bunnies for new and expectant mothers, chats with Bonpoint’s artistic director Christine Innamorato.

as Felix Turner in the HBO movie The Normal Heart. Style

That weekend, at The Brant Estate in Greenwich,

side note: writer Larry Kramer is said to have based the

Connecticut, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center’s

The next day I ditch my tux for the best party of the

character of Felix on John Duka, who was a style scribe

director, Allison Brant (daughter of publishing magnate

month thanks to Ray-Ban, which brings together a slew

who later founded the fashion PR mega-agency KCD.

Peter Brant), has chosen the provocative Dan Colen for

of rocker names including Blondie and MS MR who

Devastatingly handsome, Bomer is about to play a young

an exhibit. The show is an about-face from the previous

command the stage at the one-night-only blowout at

Montgomery Clift. Can we Fandango tickets now?

vest—it seems like winter won’t end this year!”

Sir Stage37. The decor makes for a factory of interactive

barn that sits next to the family’s polo grounds. “It’s exciting

art installations with the brand’s new plethora of textured

new flick, The Immigrant, starring Marion Cotillard and

to present such an extensive survey of Dan’s work,”

frames on display—leather, denim, velvet, etc. I hang with

Joaquin Phoenix. “In film school you usually had to make

Allison tells me as the Urs Fischer sculpture Big Clay (on

the model duo Gigi Hadid and Ireland Baldwin, and also

excuses before you showed the final product, something

permanent display outside of the gallery) towers over her

I spy Girls star Zosia Mamet and Coco Rocha trying on

about having difficult actors,” Gray says. “Luckily, I have

in the background. “The depth and breadth of what we’ve

some new shades. “Blondie is a favorite band of ours,” MS

no excuses for these two.” He continues pointing to a

included gives students and visitors a great opportunity

MR’s Lizzy Plapinger tells me. “Debbie Harry is just a

beaming Cotillard and a stoic Phoenix standing next to

to take a cohesive look at his practice and how it has

musical and fashion icon for a lot of people, but especially

him. Before the lights dim I notice I’m sitting in front of

developed over the last decade.” Guests are treated to

for me. She’s someone who I always talk about, so I’m

Harvey Weinstein, and just to the left of him is Dior head

some performance art that goes a bit over my head. Colen

sort of freaking out—I told everyone that my only wish for

honcho, Sidney Toledano, with his wife and daughter—

and his female sidekick bang on the sides of two truck beds

tonight is that we get a picture together!”

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Warhol exhibit housed in the gallery—a repurposed stone

Uptown, The Cinema Society debuts James Gray’s

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JOE JONAS, BLANDA EGGENSCHWILER, RICHARD CHAI

BY THE NUMBERS WHITNEY ART PARTY

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ARTWORKS SOLD

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BIDS PLACED

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HIGHEST BID

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UNIK ERNEST, JOAQUIN PHOENIX

DAN COLEN AT THE BRANT FOUNDATION ART STUDY CENTER

EUGENE MIM/PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM; MATTEO PRANDONI, BILLY FARRELL, MINA MAGDA/ BFANYC.COM

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beauty and the blog third generation editor Clémence von Mueffling launches online magazine Text by elizabeth landers photography by ben kulo

“I always say I was born in a jar,” exclaims Cleménce von Mueffling with a twinkling laugh. The Frenchwomanturned-United States citizen (a fact she proudly reveals) comes from a long lineage of beauty editors. Her grandmother and mother were both veterans at French Vogue, hence her prenatal addiction to beauty products. Now von Mueffling is focused on a more holistic approach to her regimen and is generously sharing her decades of knowledge in her new e-zine Beauty and Well Being. The online publication launched in early May, introducing a mélange of runway makeup trends, fast and tasty recipes and cultural tips. “When I had children, a good friend gave me a book on health, nutrition, the impact of industrial farming and chemicals…it completely opened my eyes,” she says, explaining the genesis of her project. Von Mueffling is

The editor’s certain je ne sais quoi and timeless

realistic about her modern reader, emphasizing a positive

beauty can be attributed to facial massages and other

message on the site and never guilting her audience into

decidedly French practices that she plans to introduce

extreme diets or giving up a certain type of product; she’s

to American readers. She cites Avène, Caudalie, and

there to offer solutions, and her worldly contributors,

Joëlle Ciocco in her must-have beauty roster and gushes

including a friend who is a global affairs officer at the

about an article she recently wrote about Stanley’s

United Nations, share a web of knowledge with other

Pharmacy, the pharmacy-cum-wellness spa that she

women around the world.

and her husband frequent on the Lower East Side.

Von Mueffling’s own work experience includes years

Though she’ll be working in London and taking holidays

at revered beauty houses like Clarins, Dior Beauty and

in France this summer, her passion for New York is

Spanish fragrance leader Puig. After moving to the United

abundantly clear—from taking her twins on walks through

States and working as a journalist for a stretch of time,

the park to indulging at the restaurant Suite ThreeOhSix

she decided to venture out on her own. “I just felt that

in Tribeca. It seems she caught a whiff of the American

I had so much I wanted to share with people—wellness

entrepreneurial parfum and hasn’t looked back since.

and beauty is limitless,” she says, sipping her tea.

beautyandwellbeing.com

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Empire of the Sun Red’s classic-cool all-American sunnies Text by Michael Hafford

As rain lashes the The Enticer’s protective canopy, Brian

luxury, exclusive sunglasses, but it was just Ray-Bans,

Milner, a larger-than-life, “epic” personality, drowned while

Francis stands on deck eating a canapé and looking like

Persol, Maui Jim, Costa Del Mar. There really wasn’t a niche

doing hypoxic breathing exercises in preparation for a

a less-muscular version of Chris Hemsworth as Thor—if

of American heritage sunglasses.”

spearfishing trip.

Thor wore pattern-printed shorts, no shoes and had an

With his drive and the expertise he gained through

“He would go down fifty, seventy-five feet by himself and

almost-trembling energy about him. Francis has reason to

decades of watching his father succeed—and occasionally

come up with a tuna or a grouper,” Francis says. “Things I

be excited. His lifestyle brand, Red’s Outfitters, has just had

fail—in the garment business, he knew his idea would sell.

couldn’t even comprehend. Things I wouldn’t even try.”

its New York debut, and he has a boat full of influencers,

He teamed with close friend Gene Whitner Milner III to create

purchasers and models, as well as a whole ship full of Red’s

the sunglass and lifestyle brand that would fulfill his vision.

photo by Matt Paul Catalano

product stacked on boxes. No occasionally torrential rain or rough sea can dampen his enthusiasm. It’s fitting that the idea for Red’s first came to Francis while on the water in Georgia. “I dropped my pair of shades in the water. I was working in Sea Island, Georgia. It’s a resort town. It’s a five-star resort. I expected to be able to find some really high-quality,

“We’re not reinventing the wheel with our silhouettes or our styles,” Francis admits. “Our collection is kind of like a collection of memories.” They couldn’t settle on a name—early failures include

A few weeks later, discussing the concept with Milner's little brother, they hit on an idea. They would name the company Red, after Milner’s famously loyal Labrador. Now, Red’s can be found in close to a hundred stores. It’s fitting that the launch took place at sea; the ocean played a tragic, critical role through each step of the

“Sunnies,” as they’re called in England—but they figured if

company’s genesis.

the product were strong, the name would come.

redsoutfitters.com

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Mahalo Man Constantin Bisanz’s Hip Health Initiative

While you have likely heard “aloha” used in groovy surf

money with a 40 calorie-per-pack count and smooth

from Alaska to Russia. After that, he spent four months

towns, what you may not know is that the Hawaiian term

consistency that tastes delicious in coconut milk and

grounding himself in the ayurvedic philosophy of India,

can also be interpreted as love, compassion, honesty and

packs far fewer oxidizing sugars than a typical pressed

where he meditated and practiced yoga. Several trips

sharing life. It’s the last definition that Constantin Bisanz

juice. Patented infrared technology and a slow pureeing

to Hawaii inspired a more distilled version of the brand

concentrates on with his new start-up, a tech-meets-

process maintain the integrity of the nutrients, a method

as Bisanz observed his local friends who lived the Aloha

holistic wellness venture named Aloha. “That’s what we

that took a year and half to properly develop. Bisanz and

way: a very balanced approach to clean diet, spirituality,

are passionate about. We want to make health and the

his website may talk in unpretentious layman terms, but

mindfulness and community.

best knowledge available for everybody,” he says in the

Aloha has enlisted nearly sixty doctors, yogis, herbalists,

He launched the Aloha products on January 10 of

meditation room of his breezy Flatiron offices.

athletes and more experts to test the products and offer

this year, and several new flavors of The Daily Good (a

their advice for holistic living.

delectable berry and chocolate) will be rolled out mid-

Bisanz’s goal is to center on nutrition first. “It’s really difficult to get potent products that deliver the

The sunny outlook of the health supplements reflects

month. The ride so far has been good for the bronzed

quality we all deserve,” he laments. Currently, Aloha

Bisanz’s latest approach to business. The serial

CEO whose laid-back vibe and long locks may give

offers two vitamin- and nutrient-dense versions of

entrepreneur sold his last company to eBay for a cool

away his penchant for Montauk summers and Burning

supplements: pills and powders. The original formula is

$200 million dollars. Realizing that he needed time to

Man trips. “I’m a big believer that the future of retail is

The Foundation, a bright orange pack of five pills laden

step back from his grinding work schedule, Bisanz

creating experiences,” he says, hinting at Aloha yoga

with ingredients like French melon extract for beautiful

traveled, retracing the steps of ancient hunter-gathers

studios and cafes sometime in the future. Like Hawaiian

skin and bacopa extract for memory boost. The Daily

who crossed from Asia into America, only this time

sunsets, Bisanz’s plans look rosy!

Good will give green juice emporiums a run for their

Bisanz made the journey via kitesurfing on ice floes

aloha.com

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Talking to the jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann brings to mind the Pharrell Williams song “Happy.” The Parisian jeweler, whose spring and summer collections include gems in yellow, coral and turquoise hues—“happy” colors as she describes them—recently opened her eponymous boutique at the corner of Lafayette and Prince Streets. “I love the location,” she says. “Lafayette reflects the New York ambience. It has a cool vibe and the people who I want to touch live downtown.” Bidermann—who splits her time between Paris and New York City (she lives on the Upper East Side about 10 days out of every month)—already has a following uptown, with her pieces available at Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue. Another reason she chose the downtown location? “It’s next to my second office, Sant Ambroeus,” she jokes in her French accent. As the designer’s first stateside store, the boutique will include Manhattan exclusives like a “Big Apple” charm. “The inspiration for the New York store is the same DNA as Paris but with an American laid-back vibe. My brand is very sunny, warm and happy, so I chose [to reflect] California in the ’60s and ’70s,” she explains. The shop will also house signature pieces like lace cuffs, created by dipping antique lace found in flea markets in gold (she uses the same process with other natureinspired pieces, including real tarantulas, beetles, ginkgo leaves and butterflies). When visiting the store, expect to spot celebrities Emma Watson, Zoe Saldana, Mary-Kate Olsen and Beyoncé—all fans of the brand. Ooh là là. aureliebidermann.com

what a gem

Aurélie Bidermann’s namesake boutique is très chic Text by eliza krpoyan

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Flowers by Brrch; Dress by TopShop; Shoes by Adidas Originals X Opening Ceremony

you should know... photography by ben kulo styling by nneya richards hair by katsumi matsuo makeup by liz marz

Amirah Kassem FloUrist

Place of birth Never-never land Zodiac Sign Unicorn Instagram @amirahkassem, @flourshop Nicknames Cake Girl three things i love Birthdays, shoes and Disneyland I would love an endless supply of balloons... no, glitter... wait, both. style icon Rainbow Brite meets Katharine Hepburn hidden talent I make a mean guacamole! treasured possession My oven favorite films Peter Pan, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland and Funny Face motto If you can dream it, you can do it!

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Parker Boase

Gregory Lucas

Place of birth Nashville, Tennessee Zodiac Sign Cancer Instagram @liquidlabnyc I would love an endless supply of ice. I'm always running out of ice. hidden talent I’m full of useless knowledge and trivia. Quiz me. recent lie I never lie‌ which is a lie.

Place of birth Latrobe, Pennsylvania Zodiac Sign Virgo Instagram @liquidlabnyc style icons Marlon Brando, Paul Newman worst habit Overthinking things greatest extravagance Vacations hidden talent Doing strange impressions motto Go for it, you have nothing to lose.

Co-founder, Liquid Lab NYC

Co-founder, Liquid Lab NYC

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look by Paul Harnden

Mike NoUveau deejay

Place of birth White Plains, New York Zodiac Sign Scorpio Instagram @mikenouveau three things I love My cat, my mom and eating amazing food greatest extravagance Probably food. I never turn down the opportunity to eat something or somewhere crazy. style icons Yohji Yamamoto treasured possession My passport motto Fortune favors the bold.

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Suzanne Geiss Gallery Owner

Place of birth Flagstaff, Arizona Zodiac Sign Virgo INstagram @suzanneg29 greatest extravagance Uber I would love an endless supply of green tea. hidden talent Charades worst habits Not getting enough sleep and reality TV personal style Capes and boots greatest achievement Opening my gallery

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jacket by prada; sweater by dolce & gabbana; shirt by h&m; pants by Yohji Yamamoto; bracelet by AARON JAH STONE

Jeffrey Jah

editor, flaunt magazine, Imagista, XOP Magazine place of birth Vancouver, Canada Zodiac Sign Pisces Instagram @jeffreyjah three things i love Women, the beach and fashion greatest extravagance Luxury hotels i would love an endless supply of money. worst habit Living for today!

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Diana Falzone

host, Fox411/contributor, foxnews.com Place of birth West Milford, New Jersey Zodiac Sign Aquarius Instagram @dianafalzone greatest extravagance I love food! I would rather spend money on an amazing dinner than a new outfit. worst habit I clean incessantly. style icons When I’m dressing up, I look to Sofia Vergara. She’s pure bombshell glamour. Recent lie I don’t lie. Social media and Google ruined my chance at ever being mysterious years ago. motto Talent may get you in the door but a strong work ethic and non-diva attitude keeps you employed.

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sweater by COMME des GARÇONS; jeans by Levi's

Chris Beckman Artist

Place of birth Boston, Massachusetts Zodiac Sign Gemini Instagram @chris_beckman style icon Steve McQueen greatest extravagance My many storage bins favorite interior designers Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson greatest achievement My sobriety

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sarah flint

Designer and Creative Director, Sarah Flint Place of birth Lincoln, Massachusetts Zodiac Sign Leo Instagram @sarahflint_nyc three things I love Family, shoes and chocolate worst habit Writing emails in bed I would love an endless supply of dark chocolate and Nutella. personal style Modern approach to timeless elegance motto You can do anything in the right pair of shoes.

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shirt by prada; jacket by h&m; jeans by levi's; pin by ROB WYNNE; watch by grey area; bracelet by 100 good deeds

Manish Vora

Art Enabler, ARTLOG and Grey Area Place of birth New Berlin, Wisconsin Zodiac Sign Capricorn Instagram @manishmas greatest extravagance My need to travel I would love an endless supply of kombucha. worst habit Wearing socks to bed hidden talent Ping pong and dancing like Michael Jackson treasured possession My family greatest achievement The strength of my friendships favorite rising actors Chris Pine and Emma Stone—though they have already risen.

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Steven Mackinney Agent

Place of birth Providence, Rhode Island Zodiac Sign Aries Instagram @niftymack worst habit E-cigs. I pray they are good for you! personal style Japanese preppy style icons Hiroki Nakamura Recent lie I told my overweight dog Henry that we couldn’t afford any more treats for him... He freaked out. motto Live and let live.

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vintage Jacket; Shirt by LOFT; Necklace by Jill Platner and Tess Giberson

Rebecca Carroll Managing Editor, xoJane.com

Place of birth Rochester, New Hampshire Zodiac Sign Taurus Instagram @rebeljunemarie three things I love Hugs from my 8-year-old son. Big, open, complex conversations over lots of good wine and food. My best friend, Monique. I would love an endless supply of resources. hidden talent I make collage art and really delicious salads. worst habit Indulging in late-night dessert cravings... pretty much every night. treasured possession Art

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Shirt by Visvim Sweater by Uniform Experiment Jeans by Levi's; Watch by Rolex

ryan babenzien Founder/CEO, GREATS

Place of birth Manhasset, New York Zodiac Sign Aries Instagram @ryanbbabenzien greatest extravagance My watches hidden talent My ability to analyze someone and understand what makes them tick within three minutes treasured possession Supreme Rolex limited to 25

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blazer by dior; shirt by hugo boss; jeans by banana republic

david rabin

partner, The Lambs Club, The Skylark, JIMMY and Bar Naná Place of birth Syosset, New York Zodiac Sign Aquarius Instagram Getting there... Three things I love My wife, son, mom (and sister) greatest extravagance My all-access Equinox membership and a great all-night Texas hold’em game hidden talent I can dance. worst habit Staring at my phone—which is why I don't have Instagram or Twitter accounts yet. I’m already addicted. treasured possession A cassette tape and a note my father gave me

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Francesco Clark Founder/President, Clark’s Botanicals

Place of birth Westchester, New York Zodiac Sign Pisces instagram @clarksbotanicalsfc hidden talent Unexpected, unnoticed side-eye greatest extravagance I have two light benches by Pablo Designs that I love. It's a Lucite bench that you can sit on that lights up the room. worst habit Talking to myself, talking while I type, talking while I sleep. I'm probably talking right now. peOPLE I admire most The Dalai Lama and Amy Sedaris greatest achievement Helping to bridge the gap between my two passions: the beauty industry and spinal cord injury research.

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donald robertson the month in style

We’ll never be Royals! Wes Anderson is king!

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The White stripes!

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scoop letter from musto

clockwise from top left: Lady Gaga; Jaden Smith; Justin Bieber; kendall and kylie jenner; selena gomez; miley cyrus; Jennette McCurdy; Iggy Azalea.

dear tweens, teens and twentysomethings Young people, for me, could be anyone under 50, but

hoot about whoever may have been hot 40 years earlier.

that preceded you, and a lot of you even access it to

let’s just direct this to tweens, teens and twentysomethings,

(Yes, in the Civil War, yuck yuck.) But as a frustrated

empower your feelings, live your dreams and add to

O.K.? You kids are full of life and energy, but so much of it is

observer of popular frivolity, I’d be thrilled to come

global ingenuity. You have the technology to see more

directed toward social media that I wonder how you even

across a little more historical curiosity among today’s

movies and shows than your predecessors did, and you

find time to live your lives. It seems you often forget to stop

wiz kids. It would be mega heartening to encounter

can even spend mama’s stash on some theater now

and live the moments you’re documenting all day. How

a vast yearning to find out about names that aren’t

and then, maybe even venturing to Lincoln Center as an

could you, when that might involve actually interacting with

mentioned every day on TMZ (which you probably

alternative to scavenging gift-bag rejects from garbage

other people? In person!

watch on some sort of multitasking ankle bracelet,

cans outside Fashion Week. In between solo selfies, you

It’s not just the constant sense of lonely self portraiture

voiced by Scarlett Johansson). An occasional pop

might occasionally be so bold as to take pictures with

(you know, that hellish parade of solo selfies) that defines

cultural research project—about anything—would make

other people!

so many young folk, IMHO. This old wretch also fails to

my spirit soar like the high notes of an aria you quite

I guess I’m just a teeny bit jealous of the fact that you

understand how you of the entry-level workforce age

possibly have never heard, unless it was sampled in a

have privilege, passion and future. You’re blessed with

seem to have so much of your parents’ pre-crash money

Nicki Minaj tune.

the power to possess large amounts of both gravitas

to play with that you prance around being designers,

I can hear you trying to talk over my line of kvetching,

and whimsy, and in the process, you will surely achieve

directors, stylists or just plain hyphenates without ever

but you’d better listen, because the longer someone

unusual things, no matter how annoyed the geriatric

having to punch a clock, meet a deadline or do that much

lives, the more information they accumulate, and as a

crowd gets by your seemingly obsessive insistence on

of any one thing.

result of my awe-inspiring longevity, I have sucked in

Instagramming over epigramming.

And you tweens! Advertisers constantly turn to you

more material than a Dustbuster. (That was a device

So let’s call an intergenerational truce. You’re

for inspiration (and bucks), but your taste happens to be

people used to poke around their apartments with in

probably going to be all right, except for one thing: How

downright appalling at times. You actually think Justin

order to help clean up. Oh, never mind. Just Google it.)

many times a day do you really need to hear “Happy” by

Bieber is an innovative talent. You even cried the first few

But what grieves me the most is that I know a lot of

Pharrell Williams to finally get a buzz? Is that song going

times he broke up with Selena Gomez. And some of you

the above gripes are just sour generalizations. The truth

to fill the world’s eardrums for a whole calendar year

have never heard of Stevie Nicks!

is that all of you have the potential to be way savvier than

due to the tyranny of your happy-making chutzpah? You

I’m not saying I always mind a complete paucity of

my peers and I ever were at your age. You have more

kids had better simmer down!

references. When I was a blush of a youth, I didn’t give a

awareness at your fingertips than any young people

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ludlow hotel

room with a view Sean MacPherson’s Ludlow Hotel brings chic to the Lower East Side itself—the newcomer is a pastiche of influences from

If group stays are more your thing, the suite level may

all over the world. Each room contains a black-and-

be for you. Each offers two rooms: one with a queen and

And boy, it’s beautiful. Entering the mosaic-tiled

gold Moroccan lamp handmade in Marrakech, beds

the other with a rollout bed. Want to really amp things

lobby, notice the exposed wood beams and custom

from Portugal, rugs from India, locally sourced petrified

up? Stay in the Rockstar Suite. With 1,000 square feet of

chandeliers. Lounge a bit inside the courtyard’s secret

wood nightstands from Organic Modernism and chairs

living space and a 1,100-square-foot balcony, it takes up

garden, soon to be overgrown with greenery, before

from the Carolinas. That’s to say nothing of the more-

the vast majority of the 17th floor. And if that’s somehow

ambling to Dirty French (opening in July), the in-hotel

than-ample bathrooms, replete with rain showers and

still not enough space, you can easily rent out the floor’s

restaurant by Chef Rich Torrisi of Major Food Group.

some with soaking tubs.

two other rooms, giving your group all the privacy you

With properties like Waverly Inn, The Marlton Hotel,

The star of the regular rooms is the Skybox Loft.

The Bowery Hotel, The Jane Hotel and The Park

Though the layout might initially cause flashbacks to

Though the Ludlow Hotel has undergone a tortured

restaurant, MacPherson is by far New York’s hippest

cramped rooms of thriftier days, two steps in reveal

birth, as they say on Broadway, a bad dress rehearsal

hotelier. As with all of his other ventures, he is not only

a sitting area with wraparound windows. The view

foretells a great opening night. Come June 1, that

part owner but also sole designer of the Ludlow Hotel.

stretches 180 degrees from the Williamsburg Bridge to

opening night will have at long last arrived.

And like those other properties—indeed, like Manhattan

the Financial District.

could ever dream of in New York.

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Sean MacPherson’s Ludlow Hotel, after several start-and-stop years, is finally coming in with a bang.

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Text by Michael Hafford


la dolce vita

barchetta

new chelsea eatery barchetta offers a different taste of italy text by Laura C. Mallonee

Meatballs drowning in tomato sauce. Chicken cutlet sizzling beneath gobs of oozing cheese. Sound good? Of course it does. But though it’s the soul of New York comfort food, it’s the exact thing you won’t find at Barchetta, chef Dave Pasternack’s and restaurateur John Meadow’s (of LDV Hospitality) latest contribution to Italian fare in Manhattan. Situated on 23rd Street near 10th Avenue, Barchetta instead takes its cue from the Italian phrase fatto da sole, its literal translation being “made by the sun.” That means bright tomatoes, citrus-infused olive oils and plenty of fresh seafood or crudo—raw fish dressed with lemon or lime (the Mediterranean’s answer to sashimi). Given that barchetta means “little boat,” Chef Pasternack (of Esca fame) buys his meat from local fishermen to get the freshest product possible. To start out, have a flight of crudo (you can choose six different fish), and follow it with the polipo alla galicia—delectably charred octopus with smoked peppers, potatoes and red onion. For primi, there’s the fettuccine with fresh lobster, English peas and sorrel—you’ll never again feel satisfied by the traditional,  alfredo  version. Next, the  orata americana,  a whole grilled porgy garnished with rosemary and capers. While this doesn’t leave much room for dessert, order it anyway. The rhubarb tart will send you to heaven in one bite.  The restaurant’s food speaks for itself, but the ambience is also tasteful. Designer Chris Sheffield sourced the wooden tabletops from an 1840s Pennsylvania farm and bought the seating from an Amsterdam elementary school, melding urban rustic with midcentury modern decor. And though it has its maritime moments, it also pays homage to Chelsea’s artistic community with wall works by Alexandra Posen (Zac’s sister) and Eddie Milstein, among others. The overall effect is that Barchetta, now only a few months old, already feels like a neighborhood staple. 

out to sea unwind at the newly opened Hotel Hugo in Soho

courtesy of alice gao and hotel hugo

courtesy of the ludlow hotel

Text by Elizabeth Landers

Few parts of Soho are not yet developed to their full

with banquettes of the same gleaming wood and chrome

potential, but a sliver of West Soho, along Greenwich Street,

luggage racks stacked above for bags and coats. Menu fare

remains remarkably untouched.

includes octopus, salmon scozzese with a Dijon mustard

Hotel Hugo intends to capitalize on new rezoning laws

crust, broccoli rabe, sweet potatoes and small dishes of

to bring elevated dining and accommodations to the

creamy buffalo mozzarella and basil, all prepared by chef

neighborhood. The hotel, which opened in April after three

Carlo Bigi, previously of Casa Lever and Sant Ambroeus.

years of development, is putting finishing touches on its

The rooftop cocktail bar promises to be the crowning

restaurant Il Principe and rooftop deck Bar Hugo, a project

glory of the property; each of its two decks enjoy

spearheaded by real estate developer Matthew Moinian and

360-degree views of the city and neighborhood below. The

Crown Group managing partner Sean Largotta.

hotel already seems to be breathing life into it, providing

The hotel’s 122 rooms are steeped in a Mediterranean

a luxurious respite for locals stopping in for a morning

Italian vibe, from the Murano glass fixtures to the

cappuccino while also introducing its sophisticated

imported furniture. Their crisp white linens contrast

international guests to a more secluded corner of the

beautifully with polished walnut headboards and

bustling Manhattan scene.

lacquered navy desks. It’s like stepping onto a sailboat, Il principe at hotel hugo

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nouveau cuisine mike’s food for thought Text by mike nouveau

1. Tiramisu from East 12th Osteria I love this place and no one even knows about it yet. Typically tiramisu is made in a pan, like lasagne, and dished out in the same way. Here, each one is made individually, and instead of using traditional ladyfingers, they bake a ladyfinger “patty” and stick it between two giant clouds of mascarpone. East 12th Osteria, 197 1st Avenue, New York City 2. Poulet and Pain Perdu from Montmartre This is basically just french toast with fried chicken on top. You can really just add fried chicken to any brunch food you want to increase the tastiness by two times and your caloric intake by three. Montmartre, 158 8th Avenue, New York City 3. Chicken Parm Platter from Parm When your restaurant is called Parm, you’d better serve a damn good chicken parm. Luckily they do. Chicken parmigiana is my

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baked ziti topped with a glob of fresh ricotta. Parm, 248 Mulberry Street, New York City 4. Spicy Rigatoni Vodka from Carbone Carbone is my favorite restaurant in New York right now, and the way they elevate a simple dish like rigatoni vodka will show you why. Perfectly cooked pasta with the silkiest vodka sauce you’ve ever tasted. The only thing it isn’t? Cheap. Carbone, 181 Thompson Street, New York City 5. “Ode to Michel Bras” from Qui (Austin, Tex.) Do you ever wake up in the morning (read: 1 p.m.) and realize, “Oh that happens to me sometimes. If only I had Qui in my backyard, then maybe my body would hate me slightly less. I’d be able to eat this glorious array of beautifully prepared vegetables from Austin farmers every day. Or at least in between servings of pork buns. Qui, 1600 East 6th Street, Austin, Tex.

photos by Mike Nouveau

shit, I haven’t consumed a single vegetable in the last week?” Well

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the regent palms infinity pool overlooks Grace Bay Beach.

Text by Eliza Krpoyan

As though synchronized, my travel companion and I take out our iPhones to capture the sapphire blue and turquoise colors of the ocean as the airplane descends on the city of Providenciales. We’re soon given a welcomed lesson on island time as we go through customs and wait a bit longer than a New York minute for the shuttle to take us to The Regent Palms. The 72-suite hotel is ranked as one of the Caribbean islands’ most The resort welcomes guests like honeymooners, babymooners (prospective moms and dads getting in their last tranquil vacation) and groups of girlfriends taking advantage of the resort’s most grand feature, The Spa at Regent Palms. Nestled on an acre of land, the wellness retreat spans 25,000 square feet with 18 stand-alone rooms—reason enough to book an immediate stay. Treatments include a range of holistic therapies. Take, for example, the Zareeba, one of the spa’s many “Signature Journeys,” a.k.a. one-of-a-kind treatments using indigenous ingredients. Seated in a wooden enclosure similar to that of a dry sauna, you are given a

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luxurious resorts and is the top luxury destination in Turks and Caicos.

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An Island in the Sun

World-class luxury at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos


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and a stick to blend the aromatic concoction. How fast you stir the pot determines the strength of steam produced. A lymphatic drainage massage follows to complete the SPA PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE REGENT PALMS; TUNA SASHIMI PHOTO COURTESY OF COCO BISTRO

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detoxification ritual. In addition to treatments, guests can also arrange an intimate spa lunch with cuisine

DINE OUT

COCO BISTRO IS ONE OF THE ISLAND’S MOST POPULAR RESTAURANTS, COCOBISTRO.TC

inspired by the menu of services; think cool cucumber soup. If you’re in the mood for a heartier meal, there are the Parallel23 and Plunge restaurants. Parallel23 offers guests a complimentary breakfast buffet. Dinner is also superb with dishes including watermelon atop goat cheese and seafood risotto, and for dessert, don’t miss the fig toffee pudding. Meanwhile, Plunge offers the perfect poolside grub, including jerk chicken wrap, tuna tacos and conch ceviche. Finally, the nightly rate includes complimentary water sports like snorkeling gear, sailboats and kayaks. On dry land, guests can venture out on bicycles. Regarded as the safest of the Caribbean islands, explore the more than 80 restaurants the Turks and Caicos have to offer. Among them, Coyaba is a favorite for their take on cheesecake—it’s wrapped in a tortilla, deep-fried and rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Be sure to run on the beautiful white sands the next day!

BRING HOME

A BOTTLE OF QUIETUDE MIST TO REMIND YOU OF THE CALMNESS AT THE REGENT PALMS SPA, TEMPLESPA.COM

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“I haven’t googled myself in five years. I stay completely unhooked when it comes to social media.” “I hate karaoke,” Jonathan Groff tells me while shrugging

“I feel really lucky to be acting in 2014,” says Groff, who

karaoke, but performing karaoke stresses me out. I get

didn’t officially come out until after Spring Awakening.

nervous that it’s like not in the right key. Or will I be able

“Even 10 years ago, it was a totally different scene.”

to hear the band? Is the mix right? Too many things out of

Unlike hunks of yesteryear, Groff has spent no time in

my control.” This might come as a surprise, considering

the closet. “I wasn’t denying it or anything, I knew I would

Groff, 29, was nominated for a Tony for his first role in a

talk about it someday, but I didn’t know how or why or

Broadway production, Spring Awakening, at the tender

when. But then I fell in love for the first time after the show,

age of 22, before going on to star as Lea Michele’s vocally

and I thought ‘Well, I’d rather be out and be in love with this

gifted boyfriend, Jesse St. James, on Glee.

person than try to hide it for any job I had when I came out,’

But the baby-faced Groff, currently gearing up to film

so I just said fuck it.”

the second season of HBO’s comedy-drama Looking (oft-

“Being in love was more powerful than any job I’d had

called the gay Girls), is more low-key than you’d expect

before,” adds Groff, who came out publicly at the National

from a guy who can claim Lea Michele as a BFF. (The

Equality March in D.C. in 2009. “That was the impetus.”

two were co-stars in Spring Awakening, and Groff has to

Since then, Groff has had a crash course in what it

apologize for cutting our interview short, but he has to go

means to be a gay celebrity in the era of Perez Hilton: he

meet Michele at Barnes & Noble to be on hand for a Q&A

was linked romantically to actor Zachary Quinto when

about her new memoir, Brunette Ambition.)

the Star Trek star was still in the closet, though the two

Groff is everywhere lately—announcing the nominees for

have since broken up. Groff’s way of dealing with the

the Tonys, making a cameo in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of

drama was by refusing to take part in any of the Internet

Larry Kramer’s epic AIDS drama The Normal Heart, and of

celebrity culture.

course, being part of the whole Frozen juggernaut as Kristoff

“I heard from friends of friends or whatever that like,

(a love interest who doesn’t turn out to be a total d-bag)—but

‘This picture was online’ or ‘I saw you and Zach walking

he still approaches his fame with a sense of wary wonder.

down the street.’ So I’d know that things like that existed,

“I haven’t googled myself in five years,” he brags,

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sign of the changing times.

on a leather jacket. “I love going to see other people do

but I don’t ever look at it.”

smiling. “I stay completely unhooked when it comes

Currently, Groff is single and living in—where else?—

to social media.” That’s right ... he doesn’t even have a

Chelsea, biding time until Looking begins its shooting

Twitter account.

schedule. “I’m obsessed with Westville,” says the actor

All these attributes in such a young star might be

of his favorite dining spot in the neighborhood. “And if I

enough to make Groff emblematic of “New Hollywood”—

have time, I’ll definitely try to hit up an Equinox during

his laid-back attitude towards stardom, his loyalty to a

the day. I go to the pool. I see my friends.” Groff shrugs,

few choice contacts like Murphy, Michele and Looking’s

embarrassed by his apparent normalcy. “It’s such a boring

co-creator Andrew Haigh. But add the fact that Groff

answer, but it’s true.”

began his career in Tinseltown already out of the closet,

But who says boring has to be bad? After all, many

and the actor becomes much more than a symbol. He’s a

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“I’d rather be out and be in love with this person than try to hide it for any job.” actually described the experience of watching as “profound

nice plus, but it’s not the main reason I took the jobs.”

boredom,” and Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times

Groff’s logic behind picking projects has a lot to do with

called it “tame,” “muted” and “muffled.” Yet watching gay

the people behind them. “Most of the time, it’s a case of

men act against type by acting like, well, normal people

being drawn to the work of people I admire,” he tells me.

(as opposed to shrieking harridans or innuendo-laced

Murphy, who directed The Normal Heart, was introduced

queens) struck enough of a chord that HBO picked it up

to his Glee star Michele through Groff, with whom he had

for a second season.

filmed a pilot for FX after Spring Awakening. Groff was a fan

“The most surprising reaction I’ve gotten (about

of Haigh’s breakout film Weekend and considers the cast

Looking) was when I showed it to my brother and his wife,”

and crew of Looking to be part of his family. “We’ve evolved

states Groff. “I thought, being straight and also coming

socially in a way I’ve never had on the job,” Groff says.

from Pennsylvania, that they would watch it because I was

As for the next season of Looking, Groff stands by

family. But they ended up getting really into the show and

his “dream cameo,” Odd Future’s Frank Ocean. But if he

really invested in it. It was surprising to meet people who

had to pick someone to do a sex scene with, it’d be his

weren’t gay but could get what we were trying to say.”

C.O.G. co-star Corey Stoll. (You may remember him as the

In Looking, Groff plays Patrick, a shy video game

doomed Russo from the first season of House of Cards.)

programmer who spends the season hanging out with

“We had a potentially almost romantic scene, but then

friends, going on awkward dates, lusting after a coworker

it turned out to be not romantic,” Groff says of filming

and dealing with the anxiety of bringing a date to his sister’s

C.O.G., a movie based on a David Sedaris short story,

wedding. Far from the raucousness of Girls (which was

with Stoll. “So I would like to fulfill that—the starting of the

HBO’s lead-in to the show), Looking was transgressive

relationship, and maybe have a love affair with Corey Stoll.”

by not being transgressive; portraying Patrick’s life as a

As for other details—both about the next season of

late 20-something with a distinct lack of remarkableness,

Looking and his own life—Groff is playing it close to the

despite being—gasp—a homosexual.

vest. “My favorite thing first and foremost is just getting the

“I don’t think of sexuality that much when I’m trying to

chance to act. That’s my favorite thing to do. So the fact

find a part,” says Groff of his recent roles in Looking and The

that I got to do that this year is great. Then all this other

Normal Heart. “I think of the people I’m working with and

stuff feels like really great extra experiences.”

the project and the piece. And it just so happens that the

Not for nothing, one of these extras just happens to be

last two jobs I got have to do with being gay, which is great

singing a benefit concert with Glenn Close on June 2. Hey,

because I have an added stake in it. So that’s been sort of a

doesn’t sound too boring to us.

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Ben & Lou Howe

PRODUCER AND writer/DIRECTOR

text by Michael Hafford photography by Ryan Carville AND BEN COPE

Gabriel, the story of a mentally troubled youth played by Rory Culkin, has something going for it not a lot of movies do. It was directed and produced by the Howe brothers, Ben and Lou, based loosely on a friend they both remember from childhood. Culkin gives a powerful, raw turn as the film’s titular character, wowing audiences at the Tribeca Film Festival this April. And though the story is entirely fictional, the stakes of telling it were very real. “Knowing this person directly, but also having watched the whole process that he’s going through, and his family’s going through, definitely grounded the project in a personal place for both of us,” Lou says. “Very early on I wanted to fictionalize it, and it became its own thing.” Ultimately, Gabriel is a dark movie about fear, acceptance and the struggle to fit in. If it does as well as its early returns indicate, the brothers could have a brooding indie darling on their hands. But none of that would be possible without a relationship that goes back to birth. The Howe brothers grew up together on New York’s Upper East Side and the West Village, raised on a steady diet of ’80s comedies and a mother with a penchant for impromptu

ben howe

double features. Though theirs was not a life entirely of the cinema—their father worked in finance and is an amateur photographer, their mother was a photographer’s agent and later a rape crisis counselor—it was a realization of an early dream for Lou to become a creative professional. “I always wanted to grow up to be a writer in general, and then I fell in love with movies,” Lou explains. “Mike Leigh’s Naked was a big touchstone for us,” Ben adds. “American movies from the ’70s like The Gambler, a James Caan movie. These suspenseful character studies became a model for me and Lou.” The brothers have an easy rapport, evident when they talk about making Lou’s directorial debut. 56

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“If we grew up outside of New York, we would be very different filmmakers.”

“Once you got into the making of the movie … It was just easy and fun,” Ben says. “That also allowed me to be less diplomatic with Lou than I would be with a different director.” But Ben and Lou followed quite different paths to their reunion in the credits at Tribeca. Ben cut his teeth as an executive assistant for Scott Rudin, working on such films as School of Rock, The Stepford Wives and The Manchurian Candidate. After Lou’s unsuccessful attempt to follow the same path, he went to study at the American Film Institute, a school that has a reputation for churning out top-quality film professionals in all branches of the industry. Have the brothers ever experienced sibling rivalry? “We have complementary jobs, so I don’t feel competitive towards Lou in terms of filmmaking,” Ben says. “I just want the best for him.” “I was a horrible assistant producer for a little while before film school,” Lou recalls. “I tried writing a little bit with Lou and I think it’s the hardest thing in the world,” Ben adds. “We don’t have actual competitiveness between us, but we still have our leftover sibling dynamic. Ben’s the older brother and we can definitely carry that through our working relationship.” “Not having a filter can help you problem solve—” “—make quicker decisions—” “—you cut out a layer of bullshit. But that can also be problematic if you aren’t realizing how things are coming across.” Although the brothers live on separate coasts—Ben in New York City and Lou in Los Angeles—both regard their home city as the cinema capital of America. Even though L.A. is more steeped in the film business, one of the major things Lou misses about New York is going to the movies. “People don’t really go to movies in L.A. the same way that they do in New York,” he complains. “If we grew up outside of New lou howe

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“I would rather go down swinging than play it safe.”

charlie mcdowell director

The first article that appears when you google Charlie

another in the beach parking lot afterward. “I sort of made

McDowell, whose directorial debut The One I Love opens

my way to land,” he jokes, “and I realized I just understood

August 15, is  E! Online’s “Five Things to Know About

it. I understood the way to tell a story visually.” 

Rooney Mara’s Boyfriend.” Aside from his popular Twitter

The budding director ditched the wet suit to study film,

feed “Dear Girls Above Me” (snarky one-liners based

eventually becoming one of the American Film Institute’s

on his neighbors’ too-loud conversations), McDowell

youngest fellows. In 2008, he met screenwriter Justin

has had the fortune of being primarily known for his

Lader, and the two spent the next four years working on

associations. He is the son of Malcolm McDowell, the

the movie  Fighting Jacob, which attracted indie maverick

British cult film star immortalized by A Clockwork Orange

Duplass’s interest. “Two weeks later, the film fell apart, and

and actor Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard). Oh,

I called him up and said, ‘All right, so remember when you

and his stepdad is Ted Danson. 

said we could make a movie?’ And he was like, ‘Yep! Let’s

The One I Love may finally earn him a spotlight of his

go make one,’” McDowell remembers. With Duplass as

own. A dark romantic comedy and sci-fi hybrid, it stars

executive producer, a single shooting location in Ojai, Cal.

Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass as a dysfunctional

and a dream cast, they completed the film in six months. 

couple on the brink of divorce. Following the advice of their

“I was lucky in that I’ve grown up with a lot of people

peculiar therapist (Danson), the pair gives their relationship

in this industry,” he admits. He showed the initial cut of

one last go, retreating to a seemingly ordinary country

the film to Steven Soderbergh, Scott Frank and Lena

house where strange things start happening. “I would

Dunham, who gave him positive critical feedback. And

rather go down swinging than play it safe,” the filmmaker

while it remains to be seen how a wider audience will

cryptically explains. 

respond, he and Lader are already working on another

While it seems he was born into the trade, McDowell

script following in the same Charlie Kaufmanesque

rebelled against his privilege by pursuing competitive

vein. With a notable difference: “There’s more than

surfing as a teenager. But as he started making underwater

one location,” McDowell says, adding excitedly, “We’ll

videos of his friends, he found himself shooting more and

actually have to move our gear.”

more scenes—one just before they went into the water,

photo by Thomas Birkett

text by laura c. mallonee

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“Our studio is more of a crash pad for the odds and ends collected on different projects.”

Cindy Chao & Michele Yu Production Designers text by Chloe Pantazi photography by ben cope

Cindy Chao and Michele Yu like that they can be in two

They share a workspace in Lincoln Heights, but they

places at once, although the film industry requires them to

rarely use it, instead working wherever each project takes

be in three. The pair, who met in college—as it happens,

them—on set, in coffee shops and other people’s offices.

working at a student magazine called  The Scene—have

“Our studio is more of a crash pad for the odds and ends

made a name for themselves as production designers. The

collected on different projects,” Yu says. “It’s great not

Los Angeles-based team has designed sets for all kinds

having a base. You get to travel around a lot, and see a lot

of commercial films, from low-budget music videos and

that informs what you bring on set.”

ad campaigns for the likes of American Express, Ford and

Though they work mostly with props, furniture and fabrics,

Hulu, to indie films like Michael Mohan’s Save the Date and

Chao and Yu’s work is really about people. Like actors, they

glossier, high-end features like Joss Whedon’s updated

get into character to create a set. On Save the Date, Yu says

adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.

they “were able to put a little piece” of themselves into the

No two projects are ever the same. Each time there’s a

movie in “unexpected ways.” Everything—from the artwork

different mood to convey—and curious props to provide. A

and furniture to the records the characters own—had “a

card machine that deals out death sentences for the Michael

story behind it,” Yu says. Music gear was borrowed from

Mohan-directed short This Is How You Die. A hand-built set

friends and boyfriends, and the records from a friend’s

of wall-mounted robotic arms for a deejay’s music video. In

re-issue label. Hidden on set, there was a portrait of Yu

translating the sometimes-zany ideas they conceive on a

and Chao playing Ouija board with one of the movie’s

mood board into a reality, it’s clear the women have learned

protagonists, drawn by graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown, who

to think quickly on their feet. They have become jacks-of-all-

inspired the film.

trades, masters of adaptation.

Though the women find film rewarding and suspect

Chao’s and Yu’s creativity extends to their wardrobe.

they’ll always work in it, they’re keen to make their designs

When we speak, Chao is wearing a dress festooned with

“more permanent” through interior design projects that

cosmic hamburgers—she calls it “celestial funk”—while

would combine their love of restoring furniture and working

Yu glams up a gray T-shirt with a vintage gold and cream

with textiles. Then, as Yu puts it, “we can rule the world in

bangle she “just picked up at a flea market,” clasped over

other ways.”

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“My role didn’t exist when I started.”

Dalia Ganz social media maven

text by Michael Hafford photography by Jonas Mohr

Every Twitter user has had the experience of logging

her team are on as well.

in late on a weeknight and seeing in the “Trends” section

“We actually have a huge war room here. When Pretty

something along the lines of #PrettyLittleLiars. For some,

Little Liars is on, it takes a full room of people to manage

it’s an annoyance. For others, it’s a reminder that they need

the social space. Everyone is on a different platform.

to tune into ABC Family. For Dalia Ganz, it’s a way of life.

I’m often live-tweeting. Somebody is putting GIFs up

The 30-year-old Johns Hopkins University graduate is

on Tumblr. Somebody is monitoring trends. We don’t

ABC Family’s director of digital and partnership marketing.

just monitor trends that relate to our show, we often see

What that means in layman’s terms is that she’s one of a

commercials trend. We like to showcase that back to the

unique generation of professionals present for the inception,

advertisers, to show that our audience is engaged. We

rise and expansion of social media’s connection with the

often have talent come in.”

“old media” sphere. “My role didn’t exist when I started,” Ganz says. “Social media was part of my job, then it became my full-time job, then it became a job for a full team of people, and now I lead our social media strategy at ABC Family.” Here’s a basic rundown of how Ganz and her team

Her job may sound stressful, but she’s good at it. In 2012, with Ganz at the helm, an airing of Pretty Little Liars became the most-Tweeted-about episode in television history. “In some ways, we think of social media and our roles as a mini-newsroom,” Ganz says. “We’re breaking news; we’re posting content 24 hours a day.”

attacks social media. Ganz is apprised of major story arcs,

Ganz gushes about her love for social media generally and

sees episodes and scripts in advance and sits down with

ABC Family’s programming specifically. “I’m in the perfect

her team to lay the framework for a broad-strokes strategy.

job,” she says. She’s cheery, bright, and enthusiastic—but

In some cases, such as a major plot reveal, they build

she has to go. After all, she has a war room to run.

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“When you’re the director and you know you’ll have a hand in what happens next, you have no fears. You can take whatever risks you want to.”

Desiree Akhavan Writer, Director and Actress text by Eliza Krpoyan photography by ben kulo

Multi-hyphenate—writer, director and actress—Desiree

herself in sex scenes. “It’s far more nerve-wracking

Akhavan took cues from Woody Allen for her first feature

performing for another director. Being in front of the lens

film, Appropriate Behavior. “It’s structured a bit like Annie

is really vulnerable. It’s inherently scary. There is so much

Hall,” she explains of the movie, which premiered at

that could possibly happen with your image. It’s another

Sundance in January. “I was super inspired by that film and

person taking your words or your performance and taking

kept thinking, ‘What if this was a gay couple, and instead of

it out of context and editing it together into something

Manhattan, modern-day Brooklyn is the backdrop?’”

you have no control over. When you’re the director and

Akhavan plays the lead role who, like herself, is an Iranian-

you know you’ll have a hand in what happens next, you

American trying to come out to her family. Though the

have no fears. You can take whatever risks you want to, go

storyline is personal, it’s not autobiographical. “The events

wherever you’d want to. And if you’re uncomfortable with

never took place, but I had been dealing with a breakup and

it, it doesn’t have to go in the film.”

had come out to my family a few years earlier. Those were things I wanted to talk about and examine.”

The star enlisted the same courage off camera. “I was directing in my underwear sometimes. Just panties. Nothing

“The events are also absurd. It’s silly,” she adds. Take for

else. After a few takes of this one scene I stopped putting

example, one scene in which Akhavan’s character Shirin is

my shirt on in between the takes. It felt more risqué if I kept

lingerie shopping. “I actually need to stock up on panties,”

having to take it on and off.”

she banters with the associate. “My ex-girlfriend cut up most of mine. So I’m going to need more.” “The film talks so frankly about sex,” says Akhavan, who has more nude scenes than any of the other actors. “It

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Jack Bryan writer and director text by Kirsten O’Regan photography by ben kulo

“My first memory is of being in a movie theater,” says Jack Bryan, the charming writer and director of the new thriller The Living. “It was a very traumatic experience, and I was kinda stuck after that.” The movie was The Bear, an emotionally complex tale of abandonment, danger and redemption, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. “I was a very cosmopolitan 4-year-old,” Bryan observes wryly. Not cosmopolitan enough, as it turned out. Watching the mother bear get crushed by a falling rock sent little Jack over the edge. “They had to pull me out,” recalls the native New Yorker. “I was apparently inconsolable.” This early trauma did nothing to deter him from pursuing a career in film—far from it. By 16, Bryan had written his first screenplay and was dreaming of the big time, inspired by the “boy wonder” of cinema. “I was thinking, ‘I’ve got nine years to be Orson Welles—I can do that!’” At 18, he filmed his first feature, but abandoned it after editing a couple scenes. In college, he worked as a production assistant and wrote several screenplays that were later optioned. By 2009, he’d completed a documentary about the legendarily rowdy after-hours New York bar Siberia and was dabbling in journalism and film production. Three years later, he cofounded the production company Shooting Films. It’s unsurprising, then, that he’s now promoting his first real feature film: a tautly plotted thriller, peopled by characters whose actions and choices are morally ambiguous and emotionally fraught. The film pivots around an incidence of drunken domestic violence and the fallout that ensues. In presenting the wife beater as an ostensibly nice, if flawed, human being, and the wife’s choice to stay or go as an agonizing decision, Bryan adds shades of gray to a situation that might otherwise be simplified. “I wanted to make a film that felt more based in the real world,” he says, “and to see the end result of that impotent revenge fantasy played out.” Bryan promises that his follow-up feature (Private Kingdom, slated to shoot in early 2015) will be “more photo by Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

commercial and probably cooler—a more upbeat thing.” But he’s not too busy to sit back and enjoy the response to The Living, which recently screened at Tribeca Film Festival. “You know, it’s a dark little thriller—kind of like a rustic noir, but people seem to really be enjoying it,” he says, happily. “When you’re in the audience of a movie you’ve made, and you’re watching people screaming, that’s a lot of fun,” he admits. “That’s candy.” 66

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Kathryn Neale costume designer

text by Kirsten O’Regan

Last week Kathryn Neale was in Senegal. Next week she’ll be in Tokyo. The week after that? Rio de Janeiro. Neale seems to be everywhere, and though you may not know her name, chances are you’ve seen her work. The effortlessly elegant fashion stylist and Vogue contributing editor has a portfolio to envy, and it’s expanding now, with her work as costume designer on upcoming indie flick The Living—her first foray into feature film. “What I like about my job is I get to do many things, and wear many hats,” says Neale, in the clipped uptilting accent of her native New Zealand. She’s a friend of The Living director Jack Bryan, and on hearing about the project, she immediately pushed to design the costumes. “What’s interesting working in film is that you’re given this opportunity to really tell one story as opposed to just creating iconic images,” she says. “For me it’s very exciting.” Though Neale wasn’t born into the fashion universe, she entered it quickly. She grew up in Wellington, and as a teenager was scouted by Ford Models. For the next few years she worked in Tokyo, Paris and Munich before settling in New York. “I always found it very stifling,” she recalls of her modeling years. “In the types of jobs I was doing, my opinion wasn’t particularly welcomed.” At 20, she quit to study at FIT before starting a magazine with some friends. “It was really satisfying to come up with the ideas and the creative, and to be involved in the production from the beginning, rather than just turning up and playing the role that’s assigned to you.” Since then, Neale has been working steadily as a freelance fashion editor and stylist, creating looks for Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Upton and Diane Keaton in the pages of magazines like Vogue and Lucky. After styling countless shoots, shows and commercials, The Living presented her with a fresh challenge to relish. “I think it’s great to do things when you really don’t know what you’re doing, and you’re terrified,” she says. “And then you get through the first day and suddenly you know what you’re doing and everything’s a little bit easier.” photo by Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

She’s already bubbling with plans for a follow-up— an L.A. Kickstarter film project to be shot in Las Vegas. But her aspirations reach further than that. “My dream is to have a taco truck in New Zealand,” she says, mischievously. “I’d like to park a taco truck at the beach every day. I think that’d be a really fun job and I think I’d be real good at it. But I’m still working on my recipes.” 67

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“You’re just going to make the best thing you can make and everything else takes care of itself.”

Jesse Andrews novelist and screenwriter text by Alex Heimbach photography by ben kulo

When you talk to Jesse Andrews, he sounds a lot like Greg

worry. “There was just so much rejection and failure and

Gaines, the protagonist of his debut novel, Me and Earl and

fucking up for so long and I really got kinda comfortable with

the Dying Girl—that is, pathologically self-deprecating and

it,” he says. Then a college friend who worked in publishing

given to near-constant swearing. Nonetheless, he insists

suggested a change in direction—why didn’t he write a

that, despite surface similarities, particularly the Pittsburgh

young adult novel?

setting, the novel and its upcoming film adaptation aren’t

Writing Me and Earl and the Dying Girl introduced

autobiographical. For one thing, Greg is a much more

Andrews to the conventions of screenwriting, since

entertaining teenager than he ever was. “I definitely wanted

the novel’s film-obsessed narrator renders many of his

to be funny when I was that age and failed,” he says. “A lot.”

encounters as scripts. Thanks to that conceit, producer

Those years of comic failure paid off in his debut novel,

Dan Fogelman ended up suggesting that Andrews adapt

which manages to tackle morbid subject matter—Greg’s

the script himself—and offered to walk him through the

mom guilt trips him into spending time with his middle-

process. “It was like a master class,” Andrews says,

school girlfriend, Rachel, after she’s diagnosed with

describing Fogelman as a “wise old teacher from a parable

leukemia—in a hilarious fashion. This plot has resulted in

who does everything by doing nothing.”

inevitable comparisons to that other teens-with-cancer

Andrews is excited to spend the summer on the set of

book—John Green’s tear-jerking bestseller, The Fault in Our

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, learning more about the

Stars—but Andrews isn’t terribly concerned about that, he’s

filmmaking process in preparation for a slate of upcoming

just thrilled at Dying Girl’s warm reception.

projects that includes writing more film adaptations of

Before the success of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,

books and, potentially, directing his own film. But even

Andrews was floundering. After graduating from Harvard,

after so much change, he’s not worried about the future.

he spent his twenties bouncing around dead-end jobs and

“You’re just going to make the best thing you can make and

writing two unpublished novels, which he deems “huge

everything else takes care of itself,” he says. “That’s craft.”

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“I loved the collaborative effort everyone puts in to make a movie happen.”

Leeba Zakharov casting director

text by Shontel Horne photography by ben kulo

There are 42 muscles in the human face. For Leeba

work on a project alone, and she is quick to champion a

Zakharov, a casting associate and director with the award-

talent for a role if needed—something she’s had to do on

winning company Avy Kaufman Casting, studying those

several occasions.

muscles and how actors use them to convey emotion is all in a day’s work.

Zakharov’s work on Life of Pi, where she assisted casting extraordinaire Avy Kaufman on filling the title role, involved

A New York native who grew up on the Lower East Side

combing through more than 3,000 video submissions to

and studied business and theater at an all-girls school,

find the virtually unknown actor Suraj Sharma. “Life of Pi

Zakharov’s fascination with film began when she was still

was a beautiful, spiritual journey,” she says. “It was all about

a student. While working as a production assistant during

finding that one boy that could be in the boat with the tiger

a summer break, she became enamored with filmmaking

and the water for so long.”

and quickly decided to ditch the ad executive career

Working on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln proved to be

path she’d mapped out for one in entertainment instead.

just as challenging, but for different reasons. “For a film

“I loved the collaborative effort everyone puts in to make

like Lincoln, you look at a lot of good faces that fit that

a movie happen,” says Zakharov, who took various jobs

time period,” Zakharov says. “You’re also looking at New

at Miramax and Focus Features after graduation before

York theater actors that may not be so recognizable on

ending up in casting.

television, but they just do great work on the stage.” Such

Her current role is just as hectic as one would imagine, and it requires far more than peering at headshots and

actors include Michael Stuhlbarg, who played the U.S. Representative from Kentucky, George Helm Yeaman.

holding casting calls. From having the foresight to visualize

While she’s mum on her upcoming projects (“I don’t want

actors in scenes to meeting with directors, making

to jinx it!”), Zakharov is taking everything in stride. “My goal

business deals and coordinating schedules, no two days

is just to keep working with talented people,” she says,

in the office are ever alike. She’d rather collaborate than

humbly adding, “I’m very blessed that way.”

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“I’m spending half of the day by myself writing new film scores and the other half of the day producing music.”

Ludwig GÖransson composer and producer

text by Diana Kelly photography by jonas mohr

Like many boys, the Swedish composer and producer

bit surreal,” he says.

Ludwig Göransson used to beg his parents for video

His first job under his own name was scoring Community,

games for his birthday every year. But when he turned 11,

which opened the doors to other shows like New Girl and

his parents instead gave him a 4-track portable cassette

Happy Endings. Last year, Göransson branched into film

recorder, unwittingly kick-starting his musical career.

when he composed the music for Fruitvale Station. And in

Now the 29-year-old L.A. transplant can buy all the

addition to the two albums he produced for Glover, who

video games he wants, but he doesn’t have time to play

he met on the set of Community, he’s also produced an

them between writing the scores for shows like Community

EP for Haim.

and New Girl and producing albums for rapper Childish Gambino (actor Donald Glover’s stage name). “Something that no one else is doing is tackling both sides of music in terms of film scoring and producing

“[It was] before they had any music out and no one knew who they were,” Göransson says of the band. “As soon as I heard them, I was totally mind-blown,  and now they’re touring worldwide and people can’t get enough of them.”

artists,” Göransson says. “I’m spending half of the day by

Despite his success, he has no plans to slow down. He’s

myself writing new film scores and the other half of the day

written music for the pilot of TV drama Red Band Society

producing music.”

(produced by Steven Spielberg), and will begin Season 4 of

After studying music in Stockholm, Göransson received a

New Girl in September.

graduate certificate from USC for film scoring. Immediately

“I still haven’t reached all of my dreams and all of my

following graduation, his first gig was assisting his mentor,

goals, and I hope I never feel like I’ve ‘made’ it,” Göransson

the established film composer Theodore Shapiro, on the

explains, going on to say that he finds it rewarding to sit with

movie Tropic Thunder. “My first day at work was basically

artists better than him, listen to them and exchange musical

just to sit and watch Teddy record the score with a 100-piece

knowledge. “That’s the best way for me to learn and grow

orchestra while he was getting input from Ben Stiller. It felt a

as a musician.”

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“The two greatest creative experiences in my life were completely different from one another.”

Max Borenstein screenwriter

text by Chen Hooft van Huysduynen photography by ben cope

At 13 years of age—long before he set out to re-

later won Best Feature Film in Drama and Best Screenplay

imagine  the screenplay of Godzilla—Max Borenstein

at the New York International Independent Film and Video

had already developed an obsession with movies. With

Festival. “We made it truly for zero dollars,” he remembers

summer vacation approaching, the Los Angeles native

with amusement. “And we all ate in dining halls because we

found the phone number for a production company owned

were all students, but it was an incredible experience.”

by Oliver Stone and asked to be their intern. Unaware of his

Shortly after college, he began working as a professional

young age, they interviewed him, and Borenstein landed

screenwriter. “I started rewriting and writing  scripts  and

his first internship, with the warning that “the job is going to

have been doing so for the past 11 years,”  he says. His

suck, you are just going to pour coffee and maybe Xerox

work has ranged from a screenplay about Jimi  Hendrix

things.” Eager to do anything that put him within proximity

for Legendary Pictures,  to the upcoming film  Seventh

to a studio set, he couldn’t care less, but when he returned

Son  starring Jeff Bridges and  Julianne Moore, and of

home he found a message on the answering machine

course, the current Hollywood remake of the classic 1954

saying they noticed his age and couldn’t hire him.

Japanese film about the mutant gorilla, initially created as

“The guy I had the interview with [Jonathan Krauss] was

a metaphor for nuclear weapons.

such a mensch,” Borenstein recalls, “that he said, ‘Why don’t

“The two greatest creative experiences in my life were

you come back in and we can talk?’” Seeing Borenstein’s

completely different from one another,” he says about his

passion, he taught him how to analyze screenplays and

first film and Godzilla. “But both are equal in terms of being

showed him the ropes every summer until Borenstein

fulfilling and unforgettable.” Borenstein insists he hasn’t

became more  independent. “He really changed my life,”

“jumped ship” from smaller movies forever. “There is

Borenstein says. “I try to take it to heart and give back in

something to be said for the ability to tell things on a small

similar ways to people who look for that kind of help.” 

scale,”  he says. “And the film that I am hoping to direct

It might seem Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.

next will certainly be somewhere in between.”  For now,

took a gamble with a fairly unknown screenwriter  for

after three and a half years of work on Godzilla, he can just

their  $160 million production of the new  Godzilla,  but

sit back for a second and enjoy the “emotional hangover,”

Borenstein explains that he has been working up to doing

the success of—and there is no better way to put it—his

movies like this for a long time. His senior year at Yale, he

giant monster movie.

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“I couldn’t believe I was playing music with The Dude.”

michael mitnick Screenwriter

text by laura c. mallonee photography by ryan carville

When Michael Mitnick’s first New York play,  The Sex

bewildered by his recent career turn.  “I went to drama

Lives of Our Parents, premiered at Second Stage Theatre

school to write musicals and I thought, you know, ‘Maybe

in 2011, it won critical praise but little financial reward,

I’ll pick up some odd jobs like my teachers have, like

fulfilling the playwright Robert Anderson’s adage that you

John Guare who did the adaptation of  Six Degrees of

can make a killing on Broadway, though not a living. So

Separation,” he recalls. Instead, he found himself in a Los

the 30-year-old Brooklyn resident—whose thick-framed

Angeles studio hearing Streep recite dialogue he wrote

glasses and serious gaze evoke an aged Max Fischer—

and staying up late accompanying Bridges (who plays

decided to adapt another of his plays into a movie script his

guitar) on the piano. “I couldn’t believe I was playing music

agent could send out as a sample. The Current War follows

with The Dude,” he says.  

Thomas Edison’s unsavory battle against fellow inventor

But it appears the playwright’s Hollywood adventures

George Westinghouse to light up America, culminating

are only just beginning. He is currently adapting Oliver

in the former’s secret involvement in the invention of the

Jeffers’  The Incredible Book Eating Boy  for Universal

electric chair.

Pictures, and filming for  The Current War  is tentatively

To Mitnick’s surprise, The Weinstein Company bought

slated to begin this fall. Don’t think this means Mitnick

the screenplay in 2011 (Ben Stiller is a potential director),

is giving up the New York stage.  Fly by Night, an Off

and they also gave him another project: the long-awaited

Broadway musical he co-wrote, opens June 10 at

adaptation of Lois Lowry’s classic novel The Giver for the

Playwright Horizons, and he’s also writing the libretto for

silver screen. A dystopian staple of public school English

the Broadway musical Animal House. 

classes, the book tells the story of 12-year-old Jonas, who

Playwriting will always be his passion, though Mitnick

escapes an eerie, totalitarian world for the freedom of the

says he feels lucky to also write for film. It’s freed him to

unknown. Its feature film version stars Meryl Streep, Jeff

think a little bigger. “If I wrote an elephant into a play, it would

Bridges, Alexander Skarsgård and Katie Holmes, along

be something that looks like an elephant or is representative

with newcomers Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush and

of an elephant,” he explains. “But there’s something rather

singer Taylor Swift.

remarkable to being—hopefully—on set when they actually

Though it opens August 15, Mitnick still seems

have a live elephant.”

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“In this business, the best way to make money is to not put your eggs in one basket.”

Susanna Fogel writer and director

text by Michael Hafford photography by Jonas Mohr

A funny thing happened to Susanna Fogel and Joni

an adaptation of a Mexican series about a young woman

Lefkowitz as they entered post-production on Life Partners,

dealing with cancer as she tries to launch her career as a

the movie they co-wrote together and Fogel directed: the

journalist (scheduled to premiere June 10 on ABC Family).

Defense of Marriage Act was repealed. Their initial reaction

There were obvious challenges adapting what could, in

was to rejoice (Lefkowitz is lesbian and now married), but it

the wrong hands, become another maudlin American

presented a problem wholly unique to their film.

television show.

Life Partners centers around two relationships: a

“It’s helpful that Joni and I have background in comedy

friendship between Paige (Gillian Jacobs) and Sasha

writing,” Fogel says. “Our first writing assignments were in

(Leighton Meester) and a budding romantic relationship

the comedy world. We never write soft comedy or sitcoms,

involving Paige and Tim (Adam Brody). Paige and Sasha

but we do both have that perspective on our lives. We try

have a pact that neither will marry until Sasha, a lesbian, has

to bring humor to it without making a joke out of it or make

the right. The controversial law’s repeal instantly turned the

the situation seem flippant. Sometimes the most dramatic

movie into a time capsule.

moment can come out of that.”

“We had emphasized the inequality between the girls

Though it might seem the height of insanity to attempt

[Paige and Sasha],” Fogel says of the film’s message.

to produce meaningful work in film and television

“Despite the fact that they share everything and they’re

simultaneously, Fogel likes it that way.

codependent friends, one had certain basic rights that the other one didn’t.” Life Partners is about to leave the festival circuit and enter wide distribution, but it’s not the only project for Fogel

“If we paid too much attention to one project, we would have smothered it. It was useful to have the two projects to bounce back and forth,” she says. “In this business, the best way to make money is to not put your eggs in one basket.”

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real estate market beat

from left: The Indigo Condominium at 125 West 21st Street; stainless steel appliances inside the Indigo Condominium.

where start-ups flourish the flatiron district blossoms with new developments

Modernist photographer Alfred Stieglitz once famously

interesting architecture—from brand-new glass tower

forget 'Ladies Mile' shopping along Fifth Avenue as well

noted that the Flatiron Building “appeared to be moving

construction to the condo conversions of old factory

as the fact that Chelsea, the West Village, Gramercy and

toward me like the bow of a monster steamer—a picture of

and warehouse spaces. Whatever your taste is, you are

even Midtown are all accessible by foot in less than 20

a new America still in the making.” The triangular structure,

likely to find it here.”

minutes. I think anyone looking to make a good long-

situated on the ideal intersection of Broadway and Fifth

“The Madison Square Park area has hit a critical

term real estate investment will do very well purchasing

Avenue at 23rd Street, has become an emblem for a New

tipping point, because it now offers the unique advantage

in Flatiron, and particularly within a five-block radius of

York neighborhood in the midst of highly anticipated

of having super high-end luxury condos with some of the

Madison Square Park.”

commercial, residential and retail development.

most innovative and well executed amenities within the

“This area continues to be one of the hottest in

city,” says Rebecca Edwardson of Warburg Realty. “All

Manhattan,” says Melissa Skirboll, a broker with DJK

the boxes are checked with the beautifully landscaped

More than a decade after the dot-com crash stopped

Residential. “Its central location makes it attractive,

Madison Square Park, [and] the wildly successful and

the booming Internet scene in its online tracks, New York

as does the plethora of great restaurants, shops

innovative cuisine services of Eataly, Madison Square

City’s technology sector is on the upswing. Dubbed

and cafes. And the area offers a huge variety of

Eats, Shake Shack and Eleven Madison Park. And don’t

Silicon Alley, a nod to the San Francisco Bay Area’s

SILICON ALLEY

photo by JACOB SNAVELY

Text by Rakhee Bhatt

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Superb five-bedroom elevator townhouse rental near Central Park. Built in the tradition of the city's most prestigious homes and retrofitted to include every 21st century amenity. Atop the elegantly curved stair, a skylight illuminates the entire house. The gracious, high-ceilinged living and dining rooms bookend an expansive stair hall with original parquet flooring. The eat-in chef's kitchen with Viking, Sub-Zero, Bosch appliances and Boffi cabinetry, opens to a charming south-facing dining terrace. A beautiful third-floor library overlooks the treetops. The luxurious fourth-floor master bedroom suite with spa-like bathroom and solarium. Four additional bedrooms complete this luxurious residence. A full-height finished basement includes a large laundry room, a half bath, three storage rooms and mechanicals. In pristine condition, completely renovated to the highest standards, with elevator, fireplaces, central air conditioning, sauna and sophisticated media and security systems. Roberta Golubock / Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker / 212.606.7704

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535 PARK AVENUE | $4,500,000 5 rm, 2 br, 2 ba | Web ID: 0019366 Kevin Brown, 212.606.7748 | Nikki Field, 212.606.7669

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real estate market beat

from left: The terrace of the Indigo Condominium; a penthouse unit at 125 West 21st Street.

“While the demographic who work in that area is very tech savvy, individuals who own in that area are generally older and more affluent.” Joseph E. Quiros

Silicon Valley, tech companies continue to flock to the

the neighborhood,” says Michael Rubin, an agent at CORE.

certainly focused in that area, the barrier of entry is still

loft-like spaces in the Flatiron District and neighboring

“Nearby, Chelsea has seen the benefits of the local tech,

a bit too high for the 2.0 home buyers. You will find a

Chelsea to breed their businesses. BuzzFeed, eBay and

advertising and media markets, especially with companies

younger demographic of people who are renting in the

Oyster e-books all have offices in the Flatiron, and Sony

such as Google in the neighborhood, and I expect the same

area, but that isn't necessarily cheap relative to other

recently signed a 15-year lease at 11 Madison Avenue

momentum to continue throughout the Flatiron as smaller

neighborhoods, either.”

for 525,000 square feet of space, making it their U.S.

and growing tech companies continue to move in.”

headquarters. number of venture capital firms like First Round Capital, IA Ventures and Union Square Ventures all have offices

FLATIRON RESIDENTS Buyers looking to make the Flatiron District their home tend to make up a specific group.

location, convenience, high level of home finishes and amenities,” says Jackie Urgo of The Marketing Directors. “Professional couples, with or without children, also desire

nearby. A report from New York State Comptroller

“While the demographic who work in that area is very

Flatiron for the prestige of the area, ease of transportation

Thomas DiNapoli published this past April shows that

tech savvy, individuals who own in that area are generally

and abundance of restaurants and entertainment. We

venture capital firms invested $1.3 billion in 222 high-tech

older and more affluent,” says Joseph E. Quiros of Miron

also see a number of international buyers in Flatiron that

New York City companies in 2013 alone.

Properties. “It is and has been a very desirable location

are seeking a slice of city life and a good investment in a

for quite some time. So although the tech bubble is

central location.”

“The growing tech scene definitely adds to the appeal of

photo by JACOB SNAVELY

In addition to the proximity of other tech businesses, a

“The demographic of new home buyers in Flatiron consists of affluent singles that respond to central

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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 fplc, chef’s kitchen, 3BRs, 3.5 baths, plus an enormous wrap terrace. $11.75M. Web#3795920

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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

LANDMARK NEW YORK / 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.

STUNNING NOHO CONDO LOFT / NOHO Excl. Keyed-elevator opens to this sun-drenched floor-thru loft featuring an expansive entertaining space with high ceilings, wide-plank oak flooring, exposed brick walls, gorgeous state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 luxurious baths. Central AC. Triple mint! $3.25M. Web#9977477

WEST VILLAGE OASIS / WEST VILLAGE Excl. This rare and wonderful 2 bedroom, 2 bath floor-through is located on the prettiest tree-line block in the West Village and features a sun-drenched living/dining room with wood-burning fireplace, windowed eat-in-kitchen, and tranquil tree-top views from bay windows. $2.995M. Web #9928738

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

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THE OCULUS CONDOMINIUM AT 50 WEST 15TH STREET.

“IT WILL BE LIKE A SMALL BILLIONAIRE’S BELT IN THE FLATIRON.” MICHAEL RUBIN

FLATIRON MARKET The highly anticipated forthcoming Bruce Eichner property at 41 East 22nd Street is set to be the tallest building between Midtown and lower Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Goldstein Hill & West Architects, the 777-foot cantilevering, 81-unit tower is

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Shop the finest Italian ingredients and high quality kitchenware at this famed mega market.

Take an afternoon stroll through this park, home to the original Shake Shack.

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35 West 21st Street

For lunch, enjoy a meal made from the freshest ingredients at this Jean-Georges establishment.

Give yourself a new look at this blowout bar, which offers an array of styles and other hair services.

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slated to outshine neighboring One Madison by 150 feet. “Full-floor residences will start on the 49th floor, and the 58th and 59th floors will house an 8,892-square-foot “Although there is no official date of completion, my guess is it will follow similar timelines to some of the other ‘as high as the clouds towers’ like One57 and 56 Leonard,” says Robert Dankner, president of Prime Manhattan Residential, “making the build time about 36-40 months.” “It should be interesting to have both One Madison and 41 East 22nd Street on the same block,” says Rubin. “It will

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For a romantic evening, treat a loved one to dinner at this Michelin rated restaurant.

End your night with a cocktail at this low-key bar, complete with Chesterfield sofas and a wood-burning fireplace.

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be like a small billionaire’s belt in the Flatiron.”

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4 BR, 5 BATH • WEB ID: 990936 • $12.75 M VALERIE JEAN GARDUNO 646.790.2607 DEBRA STOTTS 646.300.6052

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6BR shingle-style estate; 10,000 sf. home totally rebuilt & expanded 2002. Great entertaining house, chef’s KIT, wow gym, fantastic pool.

1797 PARLEY HOUSE • $1,799,000

Classic CT home, Ridgefield, CT, near town. 7 BRs, 5 baths. Beautifully renovated; 1+ lvl ac. Period details, wood flrs, 8 FPs, separate garage.

NOD CONTEMPORARY • $1,129,000

4 BR, 3-1/2 bath overlooking 2.5 private ac. of stunning property. Renovated w/ colonial finishing, fantastic KIT & baths, lg BRs, outbuilding.

ARTS & CRAFTS ESTATE • $8,500,000

Completely private 30 ac. estate, Ridgefield, CT. Views, expansive grounds, ponds, guesthouse, pool, tennis, greenhouse, more. 1 hour to NYC.

NOAH LINDLEY HOUSE • $2,499,000

Ca. 1790 5 acre estate, Redding, CT. 3 BR main house, stunning pool, guest house, cottage, pond w/island, perennial gardens, meadows, fields.

VICTORIAN

$1,798,000

Victorian built in 2000, Ridgefield, CT, close to town ctr. 5 BR, 4 full/2 half baths, wrap-around veranda, meticulous details, every aminity.

BEEHOLM HOME

$829,000

3BR/3.5 bath post & beam w/antique beams, floors, doors. Light/bright, 3 FPs. Deck, terrace, gardens, koi pond, seasonal views. Private retreat.

TULIPWOOD

$2,195,000

Cotswold Modern on 5 ac. next to open space, Ridgefield, CT. 5BR, 5 full/1 half baths, 5 FPs, Chef’s KIT, pool, screen porch, great details.

TWIN SPRUCES

$1,429,000

In-town country estate, Ridgefield, CT. 7 BR, 4 full/1 half baths, country KIT w/beams & FP; terraces, specimen plantings, lvl lawns. A gem!

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$599,000

In-town living. 2 BR, 2-1/2 bath condo, prime Ridgefield, CT, loc. Lg front unit. High ceilings, custom built-ins, quality finishes, wide veranda.

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Peter Sarsgaard, Naomi Watts, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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DJ Cash

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Nur Khan, Peter Davis

Amirah Kassem, Ross Harraw

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Dearest Casual Chris, Congratulations on the opportunity in front of you to update your résumé and your workplace wardrobe. I find that a buttonedup ensemble inspires better on-the-job performance, so use this change in attire as motivation to get off to a fabulously fresh start. Put your best foot forward in a pair of stylish yet understated oxfords from Mr. Hare. They will look great with a suit yet can also be dressed down for weekend wearing. Switch out the oxford laces for Car Shoe, an updated alternative to Tod’s preppy penny loafer. Todd Snyder tailored chinos will keep you comfortable in cotton without losing your professional edge and a pair of trousers by Acne Studios are essential to any contemporary wardrobe repertoire. When it comes to polos and dress shirts, Michael Bastian and Orlebar Brown offer au courant

I am dreaming of going on an exotic getaway this summer, but my passport is expired. Do you have any recommendations for where to go that’s also not a long flight from the city? Dear Citizen Casey, There are some great weekend getaways, providing an escape from the process of renewing a passport. Jump on a three-hour flight to Knoxville, Tenn., and from there you will discover one of my favorite all-inclusive destinations, Blackberry Farm. Located in the foothills of the great Smoky Mountains, this one-of-a-kind resort offers outback activities such as fly-fishing, horseback riding and shooting, as well as a wellness spa for those who prefer a more relaxing woodland retreat. Moreover, the farm-to-table cuisine will delight even the most discriminating New York City palette. If beachside retreat is more your wavelength, Sea Island, Ga. is another great option for a long weekend runaway. Situated 70 miles from the Jacksonville, Fla. airport, The Cloister offers five-star service and southern hospitality on the beach.

I’m thinking of hosting a 4th of July party. The catch: it won’t be in the Hamptons, but in my Upper East Side apartment. any party planning recommendations?

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I’ve accepted a new job at an upscale company and the dress code is different than what I am normally used to, which is typically a T-shirt and jeans. What are some good basics around which I can build a stylish and comfortable work outfit?

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A Night on the SCENE: Speakeasy Soiree in Morningside Heights at 1080 Amsterdam by Stonehenge

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SCENE took over 1080 Amsterdam by Stonehenge for a good old-fashioned speakeasy. It was a fitting affair for the launch of Stonehenge Partners and SL Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest residential tower, an Art Deco masterpiece re-envisioned for contemporary luxury living. The scene was set with lively music, sparkling cocktails and feather boas aflight, as guests toured the apartments and savored the spectacular views of Manhattanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Upper West Side. Now leasing. For more information, go to 1080amsterdam.com or call the leasing office at 646.833.1080. 1. Jason Gohari, Lauren Macaulay, Greg Jacobs 2. David Schonbrauer, Ryan Serhant, Ofer Yardeni 3. room with a view 4. Tyranda Nelson, Brittany Kendall 5. furnished bedroom 6. atmosphere 7. Lady Alchemy, Hilah Hadaway Williams, Robert Russo, Yang Yang Guo, Alex Young, Eric Jensen 8. Jodi Berman, Sabrina Zohar, Ryan Serhant

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ansel elgort

Took the subway w the pops to see a broadway show!

This place was actually called St. Ansel... My head isn't blocking any letters or anything...

Bffs #tfios

Me and @sjordanb doing our crazy workouts

Wow apparently the world sometimes IS a wish granting factory. #tfios dream come true. In my hometown NYC

Took a swim today in Miami b4 coming to Ohio! What a treat. Nothing but love in this family :) #tfios

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So excited! Catch me tonight on @theellenshow

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