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Features 54 Moby By Mark Jacobs 60 Alexandra Richards By Laura Mallonee 66 Lisa Salzer By Alexandria Symonds 74 The Gachots By Jennifer Wright 82 Casey Neistat By Jennifer Wright

St yle 20 The Cut Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan 24 Inspired By Albert Hadley

Scoop 28 F锚teration By Zachary Weiss 34 #SEEN X Ambassadors, Gelareh, Mizrahi, Haim Medine, Vend么me Macaron, Antenna Design, Jorge Viladoms 44 Hot Spot American Cut

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Design 90 Art Calendar By Marissa Mule

Real Estate 102 @home with Darren Henault By Helaina Hovitz 106 Market Beat: Real Estate Trends By Michael Ewing 112 Market Beat: Upper East Side By Michael Ewing Casey Neistat's studio

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Voyeur 138 Parties Jean Paul Gaultier Opening, Armani's One Night Only, The Whitney Museum Studio Party, Project Paz

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ben cope

Photographer Ben Cope’s striking images have appeared in Nylon, Flaunt, Wallpaper and Vogue Australia, to name a few. He shot David Lynch for SCENE’s July issue and photographed Moby at his house in Hollywood for this month’s cover story. He recalls first meeting Moby. “You might want to go around to the other door, there is a baby rattlesnake next to your foot.” Moby told Cope as he answered the door. “The baby rattler became the topic of conversation for the better part of my time at his house.” Cope remembers. “He devised plans and searched for items to help him remove the baby without harm to himself or the snake.”

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For this issue, New York City-based photographer Peter Murdock captured the apartments of Alexandra Richards, Lisa Salzer, John and Christine Gachot and the studio of filmmaker Casey Neistat. “It’s endlessly inspiring to discover and capture homes designed around personal style,” Murdock says. He’s also photographed Betsey Johnson’s Upper East Side home and Nur Khan’s Chinatown loft for SCENE’s @home section. When he’s not behind the camera, Murdock can be found hunting down new locations around the world.

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Los Angeles based creative consultant Mark Jacobs has worked with the Gap, Target, Halle Berry and Santigold. As an editor and writer, he has contributed to V, Interview, The New York Times Magazine and GQ Style. Jacobs interviewed Moby at home for this issue. “I asked him about the house's sound system,” Jacobs says. “He told me that he listens to music on a modest iPod dock because that’s how most people will hear his music—not on grand superstar speakers.” 12 s c e n e m a g a z i n e n o v e m b e r 2 013

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With Annelise Peterson

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the interior design issue I was raised to know and care about interior design. My mother, Senga Mortimer, who has been an editor at House & Garden, Elle Decor and House Beautiful, has impeccable taste. The apartment I grew up in was classic, quirky and chic. It never felt stuffy—my scuffed-up skateboard seemed to belong on the floor of our library, which was stocked with vintage garden books and massive bronze sculptures. When I renovated and decorated my first real apartment in Tribeca, my mother schooled me in things like not choosing the “wrong green” and how to hide unsightly necessities like TV sets. I recently moved to a loft in Williamsburg and my mother’s influence is everywhere, even if our taste is different—I collect pop art; Mom bids on watercolors of unusual flowers. I definitely have the interiordesign itch. I am forever re-hanging art and when I travel, I rearrange hotel rooms and pack fabric from India to cover up an ugly chair or a hideous painting. My apartment says a lot about me—anal-retentive, obsessive shopaholic, weird sense of humor. For our Interior Design issue we visit many fascinating people at home, discovering much about who they are and how they live. Photographer Ben Cope and writer Mark Jacobs hung out with Moby in Los Angeles. The rooms of the prolific musician’s turreted house are well edited, modern and eclectic, much like his stellar new album Innocents. In New York, we made house calls with model and DJ Alexandra Richards, Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer, filmmaker Casey Neistat (get ready for a major dose of visual OCD), interior decorator Darren Henault and the Gachots, a design couple whose home is part art gallery, part toy store. Photographer Peter Murdock expertly captures each subject and their private space—illuminating the personality and design DNA of each home. After finishing our Interior Design issue, I raced home and started moving chairs and tables and

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1. a coffee table’s object of desire Valentino Creative Directors Maria

2. Supply and Demand SuitSupply may be menswear’s worst best kept secret. The brand caters to

3. M.I.A. for Versus Versace Is Hardly Missing In Action The ever-expanding world of fashion

4. Richardson’s Sex(y) Shop Nude women have covered every issue of Richardson magazine, an

Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli pay

downtown scenesters, uptown yuppies,

has diffused its latest collaboration,

annual art and culture journal with a

homage to the couture house’s line

and everyone in between. The playboy

M.I.A. x Versus Versace. It’s an elusive

healthy focus on sex (and nothing to

of accessories with their recent tome,

CEO, Fokke de Jong, created his

assemblage that blends music and

do with provocative photographer Terry

Valentino: Objects of Couture.

empire out of the trunk of his car. “[In

fashion (and a potentially risky one for

Richardson). Now stylist/editor Andrew

The coffee table book features 300

college] I started doing the Tupperware

anyone less skilled than M.I.A.). The Sri

Richardson brings the glossy aesthetic

of the house of Valentino’s most well-

equivalent of tailoring parties. I noticed

Lankan hip-hop singer/songwriter has

of his namesake publication to retail,

known accessory designs throughout

that all of these guys [at school] looked

created a go-to line for graphic prints,

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afternoon, and they’d have a good time

the street.

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London) a range of T-shirt collaborations with artists like Christopher Wool and

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“I’m half a Birkenstock wearing potter, half a Lacoste-wearing squash player.”

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Style — The Cut

simon doonan COMPILED BY ELIZA KRPOYAN AND MARISSA MULE Favorite designers: Alaïa, Thom Browne, Paul Smith, Martin Margiela and Band of Outsiders. Style inspiration: I like Brit mid-60s groovers like Ray Davies of the Kinks, Brian Jones (RIP) and Jeff Beck. Most prized piece of clothing: Paul Smith made me a nehru jacket out of his granny’s old kitchen curtains. The print is very molecular mid-century. I treasure it. I collect: Oliver Goldsmith eyewear—very Michael Caine. I never leave home without: my TAG Heuer Steve McQueen square blue watch. It’s the one he wore in the movie Le Mans. I also never leave home without my monogrammed Goyard manbag and my groovy needlepoint Jonathan Adler specs case. Right now I am coveting: That Burberry blood-red rubber trench coat. Dare I? Fragrance: Sables by Annick Goutal. It smells like cooking sherry. I love it. I want to drink it. If I could live in another decade, it would be: The 1920s must have been fun. I love to tap dance. But I'm sure I would have contracted some horrible disease and snuffed it. My style in three words: Mod, nellie and floral.

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TAG Heuer

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Berny (1968) in pewter, olivergoldsmith.com

Jonathan Adler

Specs Green Sunglass Case, jonathanadler.com

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albert hadley interior design legend COMPILED BY ELIZA KRPOYAN AND MARISSA MULE 1. Hadley took inspiration from Versailles and 20th Century statues. Cire Trudon, Alexandre bust, ciretrudon.com 2. As one of the most prominent designers of his time, Hadley’s contemporary design style is distinguished with zebra-patterned hooked rugs. ABC Carpet & Home, cowhide zebra rug, abchome.com 3. The modern American designer adorned his own homes with tufted upholstered furniture, including his fourth country house in Southport, Connecticut. Albert Hadley Chesterfield Sofa from Stellar Union, 1stdibs.com 4. The American icon often wore horn-rimmed sunglasses. Warby Parker, Jasper sunglasses in whiskey tortoise, warbyparker.com 5. Hadley’s personal aesthetic was more simple than his decorating style. He was frequently seen wearing button down shirts and khakis. Brooks Brothers, Supima Cotton NonIron regular Fit Gingham Sport Shirt, brooksbrothers.com

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Scoop — FÊTEration

Maxwell at Jungle City Studios

fêteration: lou reed’s last party Text by Zachary Weiss

trendy Paramount Hotel. Violinist Tim Fain stuns the crowd with a masterful solo,


which I take in while seated next to nightlife doyenne Amy Sacco who is hosting the

Things start off innocently enough at the grand opening of Tao Downtown, the

No.8 VIP lounge upstairs. Nearby are Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder

new boite, overseen by the legendary Nur Khan. Khan’s invite to family and (often

and the guys from Kings of Leon. Ann-Dexter Jones and Zani Gugelmann

very famous) friends read: “No photographers, no press, no worries!” It must work.

stand nearby snacking on sushi, but the crowd soon turns to deadent cocktails.

Katie Holmes, Cameron Diaz, Naomi Campbell, Sofia Vergara, and Gerard

Those are put aside when Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt and Richard Avedon’s

Butler all come out for the club’s opening. Naomi, of course, has full reign on the

photographer grandson, Michael Avedon, arrive with their respective legions of

dance floor. And not a scandalous tweet transmitted all night.

friends, and the crowd moves out to the dance floor to cut a rug to Questlove’s set

Two days later I find myself mingling with Gerard Butler again at the Global

of ’90s classics.

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Citizenship Gala hosted by RFR Holding and LDV Hospitality at the once again

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After the excitment of Fashion Week, who can bear to stay at home? In October my life becomes a series of unplanned and uninhibited nights at the city’s newest

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““No photographers, no press, no worries!”

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Lou Reed at his last public appearance

The following night, Calvin Klein hosts his first Save The Children Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street with co-host Jennifer Garner, who brings her daughter Violet Affleck. “My husband and I have never taken our kids to a public event before,”

which focuses on her character’s struggle with the same addiction. The Cinema Society’s flurry of fêtes each month are always memorable, but this

Garner tells the crowd, “but I brought my daughter Violet, because just as I was

premiere in particular is capped off by a one-of-a-kind after party at Keys’ Jungle

inspired by my parents—their stories and their quiet acts of service as I grew up—I

City Studios where guests are able to take a closer look at the hallowed recording

want her to see the passion and commitment Mark Shriver and Hilary Clinton

space where Beyoncé, Jay Z and Nelly have all cut tracks. There I am joined

have to make the world a better place for everyone.” Clinton is indeed in the

by songstress Natasha Bedingfield, who I roam the room with while rubbing

audience, along with former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager, who hosts the

shoulders with Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Dee, R&B crooner Maxwell, and tech

ceremony. Violet seems to be enjoying it.

bad-boy Sean Parker.

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DeBarros, a former heroin addict, served as Hudson’s muse for her role in the film,

In true FÊTEration fashion I decided to tackle a second party and head for

Brother’s Madison Avenue flagship store, where I have a gentlemen’s evening

the John Varvatos-sponsored get together for Mick Rock and Lou Reed who

playing simulation golf coached by Steve North from the renowned St. Andrew’s

have released a collaborative photo book, Transformer. Upon my (admittedly late)

Links in Scotland with a glass of Laphroaig Ardmore whiskey in-hand. I inevitably

arrival, I find Varvatos, Rock, and Reed onstage waxing poetic about the golden

browse through the Scottish-made looks (both trad and plaid) on display.

age of rock and its roots inside the CBGB venue that the Varvatos store now

Later in the week, the Cinema Society, Alicia Keys, and Tommy Hilfiger host

occupies. "Lou Reed and Mick Rock have had a huge cultural influence on me for

a screening of Keys’ new film, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. The

so many years,” Varvatos gushes. “Its amazing to have two such amazing friends."

movie brings out Keys’ husband Swizz Beatz, along with the film’s star, Jennifer

Before wrapping up, the two rock legends exchange a hug and a kiss warranting

Hudson, who arrives with her character inspiration, Lisa DeBarros, in tow.

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Scoop — FÊTEration

Garrett Neff at Jungle City Studios

The following weekend I join Chris Benz. And his mother, Becky Benz, at the

party girl of the moment, Miley Cyrus? The twerking, tounge-wagging 20-year-old celebrates the release of her new album, Bangerz, at EMM Group’s now shuttered

annual Pink Agenda fundraiser to support breast cancer research. Chris touchingly

trendy Chinese restaurant The General in NoLita. The centerpiece is a four-tier cake

talks about his mother’s battle with breast cancer, “As the son of a breast cancer

topped with a wrecking ball—an homage to Cyrus’ second single on the album and

survivor, it is such a pleasure to be a part of the Pink Agenda's Gala to raise

her viral naked Terry Richardson directed music video. We guess she can have

awareness for breast cancer research and bring such an amazing group of influential

her cake and eat it too. She’s accompanied by the entire cast of Jeff Beacher’s infamous “Madhouse” from the Roosevelt Hotel in LA who fly in just for the fête. The

it was, indeed, an amazing group of people. Other notable guests include Estee

nearly 7-foot-tall leopard-clad Amazon Ashley who was on stage during Miley’s

Lauder Executive Chairman William Lauder, UES fixture Lori Tritsch, The Pink

now-infamous VMA performance with Robin Thicke and the singer/model/it Girl

Agenda’s Director Samantha Tritsch, Miss USA Erin Brady, The Pink Agenda

Sky Ferreira and Miley sit close and stick out their tongues, Cyrus-style. Gossip

Founders Liana M. Douillet Guzmán and Marisa Renee Lee. In total, the sold

blogs immediately tweet that Cyrus and Ferreira are a couple. They are not. Waving

out event raises over $125,000! We bet Benz’s mother is very proud.

her fashion freak flag, Miley dons a wrinkled pink silk bralette and matching skirt, and

And what would this month’s party scene be without the most-talked-about

twerks the night away—unfortunately sans foam finger.

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people together in support of a cause very dear to my heart,” Benz tells me. And

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Scoop — #SEEN

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x ambassadors prove genre bending music isn’t just for girls… text by Ma x Kessler The future of music seems to lie in female acts that mix so many genres as to photo courtesy of Michael Lavine

become impossible to categorize. Think Miley Cyrus, Lorde and HAIM. But now, there’s a more masculine group getting in on the action. With their new EP, Love

‘We love the band, but your songs are all over the place.’ We wear it as a badge of honor—within all our songs, there are five different songs.” Perhaps X Ambassadors’ ability to juggle different sounds comes from the

Songs Drug Songs X Ambassadors, the Brooklyn-based quartet made of brothers

bandmates’ intimacy with one another. “We’re all learning to be even more brutally

Sam and Casey Harris, childhood friend Noah Feldshuh and college buddy Adam

honest with each other and it’s good for the songs,” says Harris. Or maybe it’s

Levin, prove that the phenomenon is not unique to women.

because they embrace high-level producers and think calling someone inauthentic for

Though Sam Harris, the band’s frontman, relishes the comparison. He brightens at

that is bullshit (“Lana Del Rey still puts in 10 times the amount of work that everyone

the suggestion that they’re a part of the genre-bending pantheon: “Lorde and HAIM—

else does,” Harris notes). Or maybe it’s because they’re just having a lot of fun.

those are two acts that we admire. A big criticism of our band has always been,



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gelareh mizrahi sheds her skin text by Elizabeth L anders Gelareh Mizrahi’s booth is deep within the Javits Center. The diminutive handbag designer’s space features chrome walls with white plaster hands stretching out of them. It’s eerily cool and something one would expect to find in the New Museum, not a womens tradeshow. On each hand hangs an outrageously cool python skin handbag or accessory. The hues represent the rainbow Mizrahi explains as she beams a dazzling smile. She appears perfectly poised in a marijuana print crop top, skinny sweatpants, heels and a leather jacket. Underneath the bags sits a python wrapped skateboard. With youthful energy and a sense of whimsy, Mizrahi is 30-years-old going on an energetic 18. “I’m young and trying to find my voice, a voice that is downtown meets uptown python,” she explains. Her line centers around 20 or so shapes. Those span from decadently oversized slouchy hobos to minaudière clutches, which Mizrahi says are flying off the shelves in Russia and Dubai. “In the States my brand is still under the radar. In the Middle East, Russia and Japan they love it. In Diving into a sea of super-saturated python and crocodile skins seems like a risk fashionistas around the world ought to take. gelarehmizrahi.com

“A voice that is downtown meets uptown python.”


Japan the customer is willing to take chances.”

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Cheeky references to social media (question mark rings, parenthesis earrings anyone?) and even the not-so-subtle “F U” ring.

haim medine puts dinosaurs in fine jewelry text by Elizabeth L anders

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Jewelry designer Haim Medine isn’t precious. Fluent in the language of cut,

from sarcastic—though never saccharine—support for her big brother, posing in the

seriously luxurious.

campaign images and giving him frequent viral shout-outs.

The 27-year-old designer debuted his first collection this year, called Khai Khai


Sister Leandra Medine (a.k.a. the Manrepeller blogging style star) doesn’t shy away

clarity, karat, and color, Medine’s work is more whimsical than serious, but it is always

But Medine notes that his inspirations come, “From all over the place. They go back

Jewelry after his childhood nickname. The 60-piece foray included ampersand rings,

to my childhood passions.” In the latest collection, the amusing T-Rex and pterodactyl

wishbone necklaces, See No Evil monkey charms, and celestial symbols in 18 karat

shapes derive from an early obsession with the book Danny the Dinosaur. Medine

gold and diamonds.

deadpans, “One day I was thinking, ‘It would be so nice to see some dinosaurs in fine

Cheeky references to social media (question mark rings, parenthesis earrings anyone?) and even the not-so-subtle “F U” ring are everywhere in the collection.

jewelry.’” And so he designed some. khaikhaijewelry.com


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vendôme macarons conquer new york text by Jacqueline Curley photographed by ben kulo

Three expats living in Paris—Taryn Garcia, Adriana Troli and Mercedes Pulido—bonded not over red wine and cigarettes, but rather their passion for the

create a special macaron (Campari, pamplemousse, cassis), which got the attention of Saks Fifth Avenue where they now have their own very-busy in-store shop.

perfect macaron; those almond meringue cookies that sandwich a creamy filling and

With swooning success—The New York Times declared that Vendôme’s treats

taste like a sugary cloud. “When I was studying in France, I ate at least 25 macarons

“touch the hem of heaven,” the girls have plans for specialty shops everywhere from

in four hours,” Garcia confesses with a guilty laugh. “How crazy is that?”

Nashville to Riyadh. Vendôme is poised for global gourmet domination. “Vendôme

The girls were so macaron-mad that they moved to New York and started baking in

means conqueror,” Garcia mentions. “I named it after Place Vendôme in Paris. It’s

their apartment in Brooklyn (Garcia and Troli are both trained pastry chefs). Vendôme

known as the plaza of conquerors after Napoleon whom I adore. I’m quite petite and

Macarons was born. Often out on the town with a rainbow selection of macarons, the

have a little Napoleon complex.”

fashionable trio rubbed designer-clad shoulders with the chic set. YSL asked them to

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“There is a social component to coming into work.”

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knoll’s antenna is up TEXT BY ELIZA KRPOYAN PHOTOGRAPHED BY DOROTHY HONG Sigi Moeslinger and Masamichi Udagawa are not your ordinary furniture designers. They don’t design pieces that you’ll find knockoffs of at Ikea. However, If you have ever purchased a metro card from a NY transit vending machine then you’ve already seen their work—they designed all of those kiosks. Now they’re working for Knoll. Udagawa explains that Knoll approached them because they were looking for someone who could create office furniture from a different perspective. “They didn’t want a collection that would be a continuation of what’s been done,” he explains. Their first project for Knoll was to design an office system for commercial spaces. What they realized is that “these pieces were not something we would ever have in a home,” Udagawa says of conventional office furniture. The duo looked at their vintage Knoll dining room and wondered, “Why can’t office furniture be like this? Elegant, pure, with a feeling of lightness? Something we would want for ourselves as well.” “There is a social component to coming into work,” says Moeslinger. “People can work from home, but why were they still choosing to come into the office. The answer is “for face to face encounters.” What the couple would need to do is create an office environment that would make people want to be in the office instead of working from home. Their designs—which are centered on how people behave—take into account the fact that the rise of the Internet means there’s less need to store paper. Since people can take their laptop from one desk to another, the workspaces should be flexible, and with all of the moving around in the office, the desks should be able to support various job functions. The final product was the Antenna Workspaces—desks with sleek sturdy legs (inspired by the highway) and storage space not necessarily for papers, but for peoples’ personal belongings, “like a helmet,” explains Udagawa. The ingenious duo has also designed a LED desk light—inspired by spiral wire—for both at home and an office environment. They also have designed a chair with a flip table fit for an iPad or laptop and have Toboggan seating in the works. For the first time, their pieces can be purchased at Knoll’s retail store, which opened in May and their e-commerce shop.


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concert pianist jorge viladoms is not just a gorgeous face text by eliza krpoyan Though, his striking good looks and grayishblue eyes may make you wonder, there is more to concert pianist Jorge Viladoms that pleasingly meets the eye. For one thing, he speaks five languages fluently—Spanish, German, French, Italian and English. “All of my music vocabulary is in French, so I speak better French than Spanish,” he says. Since 2011 he has been teaching master’s classes at Lausanne Conservatory for Music in Switzerland, where he lives. “Music is about communication,” he explains. “Music in a way doesn’t exist. It comes and goes. It is not like a painting in a museum. You have to share it. So I try to share it by teaching it, through my concerts, and in a social way.” And Last year, Viladoms started Crescendo con la Musica Foundation. The organization provides children living in poverty in Mexico access to instruments and art education. “It is so great for their self-esteem,” he says. The foundation is also helping the musicians who are teaching the kids. “They are all Mexican and they will have a chance to take master Viladoms. With every concert he performs, he raises funds for the foundation and spreads the word for people to donate instruments. He has already collected 100 instruments that will be sent to the school Centro Educativo la Barranca in Mexico where classical music study is now a required course.

“Music in a way doesn’t exist. It comes and goes. It is not like a painting in a museum. You have to share it.”

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classes at the school I am teaching,” adds

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cuts like a knife in tribeca TEXT BY JACQUELINE CURLEY At a time when everyone is gluten free obsessed and vegetarians and vegans are trying

eight huge, striking bronze chandeliers. Co-owner, John Meadow says, “With everything

to rule restaurants, sometimes you just want an amazingly juicy steak. Iron Chef, Marc

we do, we look to the classics and attempt to make them relevant for modern times. We

Forgione and the LDV Hospitality (No. 8, Scarpetta, Paramount Bar and Grill, plus more)

brought together Art Deco elegance with Tribeca grit and steakhouse classics with Marc

have teamed up to introduce American Cut. A modern twist on the traditional steakhouse

Forgione’s honed culinary technique.” The ambiance gives the feeling that you’ve walked

with a focus on fine food and attention to a stylish scene. A stone throw away from

into the establishment of choice of the modern day Don Draper.

Locande Verde in Tribeca, guests are greeted into an Art Deco space that feels swanky

From the specialty cocktail list, we were big fans of the Poached Fig Margarita and

and alive with energy. So far Ben Stiller, Nicole Miller, Dylan Lauren and Catherine

the Mayfair Lady cocktails while having the octopus as a starter and not skipping a bite.

Malandrino have all stopped in. Forgione also helps set the tone as he pays a visit to

Excited to move onto the main event, the bottle of red wine helped bring out the delicious

guest’s tables. American Cut was inspired by Marc’s father, Larry Forgione, and his

flavors of the Filet Mignon that melted in our mouth with a side of potato heaven. A long

well-known Chicago eatery: An American Place. Keeping the posh vibe, American Cut is

list of specialty cocktails and a curated wine list will go perfectly with a signature dish like

decorated with a mix of rustic wooden bars and exposed brick walls, copper ceilings and

the lobster chili or succulent Tomahawk Ribeye Steak.

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Travel — Postcards

mara hoffman After finishing up our spring ’14 runway show at NYFW, my husband and I were craving a beach getaway to just get some sun and relaxation. We are huge fans of Jamaica (we even spent our honeymoon there) so we decided on Jake’s Treasure Beach Hotel in St. Elizabeth. We had our own villa right on the beach and the whole trip was beyond beautiful.

Left: "Every morning we woke up and did yoga together overlooking the ocean. One of our more creative poses!" Bottom: "Give me a sunny day on a beach and I’m happy." "My rule for packing is travel light but always bring a ton of swimsuits. These are just a few of my Mara Hoffman bikinis that I brought with me."

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"The hotel had a creative vibe to it—super colorful and beachy. Our bedroom overlooked the ocean. This is a shot of our beautiful bed."

"How amazing to be able to sit out on our balcony every evening and watch the sunset over the ocean? A moment of feeling truly blessed."

"We left Jamaica feeling recharged and relaxed. Hard to leave such a beautiful place."


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philip gorivvan As an interior designer, I am always looking for inspiration for my projects, as well as for the textiles and products I design. Travel is a great channel for creativity, and it helps that my family and I all love the opportunity to go to new places. This past summer, we had an opportunity to move to London, one of our favorite cities, and obviously a major world design center. The experience of actually living in London has been quite special; there is so much to discover on a daily basis, and its such a livable city. The other added advantage is that London is a wonderful spring board for travel all throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Recently we all went to Marrakech. Morocco is a very special place for many reasons, especially since my mother was born there, and grew up in Casablanca. There is nothing contrived about Morocco; it’s truly an authentic experience, from gorgeous desert sunsets and hearing the calls to prayer to the sights, sounds and smells of the souk. For me, its an incredible visual experience and I am particularly inspired by the myriad of vibrant colors, the architecture and the dedication to hand crafted products. This year, we stayed in a secluded riad in the Palmerie, Jnane Tamsna, which only added to the authenticity of our experience.

“Since we moved to London we’ve had several excursions to the English countryside. Recently my daughter Isabelle, son Charlie and I shot sporting clays at the Holland and Holland shooting grounds. It was a blast!”

“This time we stayed in a secluded riad (hotel) in the Palmerie, called Jnane Tamsna. Between the swimming pools, wonderful food and relaxation it was hard to leave this resort.”

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“On our first afternoon in Morroco, my family and I went for an hourlong camel ride in the desert. We felt like we were right out of the film Lawrence of Arabia.”

“Inspiration is everywhere you turn in Marrakech. From the distinctive architectural details to the decorative arts. It’s a visual feast for a designer.”

“In this photo I'm with my good friend, the talented interior designer Nina Campbell, in front of her store on Walton Street. Walton is one of many streets in London lined with stylish home and design boutiques.”

“I had to re-trace my steps in the souk to find these tassels. There are so many treasures that sometimes one can never find again.”


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georgina chapman and keren craig We have always had a vision for Marchesa to be a full lifestyle brand and so the next natural step for us was to design a contemporary collection. When working on this collection we thought about unique silhouettes, prints, embellishment and fit so we could offer something new within the contemporary market. We wanted the collection to have a global attitude­—for the woman who is comfortable navigating the world even if she is staying at home. Additionally, we have been able to translate our intricate Marchesa couture aesthetic into pieces with depth and character, but at a more accessible price point, which we are very excited about. The specific inspiration for the brand is a reflection of the many travels that we have experienced throughout our lives. We have been so lucky to have had the chance to travel to so many wonderful and inspiring places from Peru to India.

Right: (left Keren Craig; right Georgina Chapman) "This photo was taken during a trip to Punta Cana; it was so beautiful and relaxing there. Our experience in Punta Cana inspired many of the effortless pieces in the collection such as the caftans, loose trousers and maxi dresses." Bottom: "This was taken while strolling through the Peruvian Markets. There were incredible, locally made products and I was especially drawn to details and colors in the handwoven clothing."

georgina chapman

"I went to Peru with my mum. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Everywhere I looked, I saw inspiration from the beautiful rolling hills to the Peruvians embroidered clothing."

"I have been to the Bahamas a few times. It’s such a beautiful place. Color is a big part of our Voyage collection. We strive to offer vibrant, saturated hues into each collection."

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"I always overpack, but I like to be prepared. As you can see from the Marchesa Voyage pieces and the Marchesa handbags in this image, Georgina and I are often inspired by the Far East."

keren craig "Here I am admiring the view from the Great Wall of China. We were only there for a short time so I tried to take it all in."

"My family owns houses in Anglesey and I have spent every holiday there since I was a baby with all of my cousins and siblings. I also got married there so it is extremely special to me."

"We were approached by the CFDA and Vogue to be a part of this wonderful opportunity called "Americans in China." It was a chance to not only visit Beijing, but to expose our brand to the Chinese market. In this photo, I am wearing head-to-toe Marchesa Voyage for our first day of model fittings."


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come fly with them Travel experts’ top tricks of the trip Edited by jennifer wright Rafat Ali of Skift (skift.com)

Café Havana for drinks and La Cevicheria's for the best food in the whole city.

If you love to travel, you have to know Rafat Ali.

Five things you don't leave home without? Our Blackberries. They are our mobile

Or at least his business information startup, Skift.

offices. Lia loves her iPhone so she can take pictures and instagram.

The site is focused on the travel industry and

Travel Tips? Always ask locals for their advice when you get to a destination. Ask

provides news, information and data. Prior to

waiters, bellmen and taxi drivers what their favorite places are.

Skift, Rafat was the founder of PaidContent which he sold in 2010, just before taking two years to

Doug and Chris Akin of Base Project (thebaseproject.com)

travel the world.

Native New Yorkers Chris and Doug Akin are co-founders

Upcoming winter travel plans: I will be going to

of the Base Project, a socially-motivated fashion brand

Kuala Lumpur for a business trip, which besides the work, I

building a bridge between artisans in the developing

am looking forward to. I haven't been there yet, but have been fascinated with the

world and the US fashion market.

flavors and the variety of Malaysian food. The three days I have planned there will be

Recommend one country as a winter

a veritable hogfest.

getaway destination. Namibia, Africa. Namibia

Any big trips? This year, we're going to Algeria. We befriended a cab driver in New York

begins summer as we roll into winter. Namibia’s

who is from Algeria, and he owns a beach house on the coast.

breathtaking desert landscape, sand dunes rolling

Recommend one country as a winter getaway destination. I’d recommend

into raw ocean coastline, pristine night’s sky, and

Colombia, and in particular the coffee country in the mountains of Central Colombia.

wildlife are an extreme contract to the urban grey of

It is a five-hour flight from New York City to the gateway city Medellín, which is in the

wintry New York.

Eastern Time Zone, so no jetlag. It’s safe and cheap. The frenzied Medellín itself is

Five things you don't leave home without? Chris: leather

worth spending a few days in, taking in the thriving arts and culture scene, history, and

passport case form my grandfather, bathing suit, pocket size notebook, button down

of course the sordid drug culture tales, which are now in the rear view mirror for the

shirt for an impromptu meeting or affair and a piece of rope. Doug: I usually try to

most part.

travel super light so five items are a lot. A journal, for sure, a good pair of lightweight

Five things you don't leave home without? My Kindle, which is of the old

all purpose adventure shoes, a lightweight raincoat and a Canon point and shoot. The

school variety, it doesn't have a touch/color screen. It is way more peaceful as a

reality is that whatever you need is available to purchase in the country you visit.

single-function device. My Gorillapod tripod travel buddy—the best friend a solo

Top Travel Advice? Chris: Get Indigenous. Doug: Plan less, explore more. I usually

photographing traveler would want. And pouches of my ginger tea and a Pakistani

skip tours and create my own adventures.

herbal tea called Johar Joshanda. Top Travel Advice? Go into any country, rent a car (with or without a driver

Taryn Adler of wanderista (wanderista.com)

depending on the country, roads and driving culture) and drive the opposite way from

Taryn Adler is a freelance writer and the creator of wanderista.com, a travel blog that

where everyone else landing into the country is driving. You may come around and go

documents (and advocates) career breaks, around-the-world travel and mindful soul-

over the trodden paths too, but do them after you've done the opposite. Everywhere

searching. She’s currently working on a book on how traveling relates to happiness

I go, I check out the local fish/animal/meat/food bazaar, where the real action is. In

and has some tips on how your vacation can boost your mood.

places like Uzbekistan, Oman, Qatar and India, you get to see live auctions of birds

Upcoming winter travel plans: I'm headed to Colombia for Thanksgiving. I

and animals, which is the most awesomely bizarre experience.

haven't been since getting scuba certified, so I'm looking forward to diving along the Caribbean coast. I'm also planning an Ayahuasca retreat in the Peruvian jungles. And

Experiences (intheknowexperiences.com) Want to go the Cannes Film Festival? How about

there's an elephant volunteer camp in Sri Lanka that I've been dying to visit. Recommend one country as a winter getaway destination. Goa, India. It's the perfect blend of culture and beaches, parties

the Monaco Grand Prix? Lia and Seth Kaplan will

and relaxation. The state itself is small, so it's easy to

make your dreams come true. They’re the founders

travel. Start at a yoga retreat in Mandrem, head south to

of In the Know Experiences, which specializes in

Calangute's clubs and bars for New Year's Eve (don't

providing clients with customized luxury and lifestyle

miss Club Cubana) and then recover and splurge on

experiences all over the globe. Upcoming winter travel plans: We are going to Palm

seafood in a colorful beach hut down in Palolem. Travel necessities: I always have my 11-inch

Springs, France, Mexico and most exciting: Africa. We’ll be in Johannesburg, Cape

MacBook Air. I'm an insomniac so I spend the days

Town and a few lodges in South Africa.

exploring then stay up late to write. I take pictures with a

Recommend one country as a winter getaway destination. We love Cartagena,

Nikon D3100, rely on my Kindle for long train and plane rides

Colombia. It such a beautiful and cultural place. It feels like a cross between the

and the Tangle Teezer travel brush, otherwise I'd have dreadlocks.

Bahamas and New Orleans. I would stay at the Sofitel which used to be an old

Travel Tips? Learn how to say "this is delicious" in the native language, don't plan too

Monastery and is amazing, or the boutique Tcherassi hotel and spa. One of the things

much and always say yes.

not to be missed is going to the Rosario Islands for the day and you must stop by

photos by mike albanese; lia and Seth pictured at the Royalton Hotel

Lia Batkin and Seth Kaplan of In the Know

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In 2002, Moby, the electronic music champion born Richard Melville Hall (he’s a descendant of Moby Dick author Herman Melville) released “We Are All Made of Stars.” The single followed the phenomenal success of his career-defining 1999 album Play. The track was heralded by a cinematic music video by director Joseph Kahn that featured Moby, then a consummate New Yorker, touring the dingy pop landscape of Los Angeles while dressed in a full astronaut costume. He was joined by a cartoonish cast of Hollywood-damaged personalities including O.J. Simpson murder trial witness Kato Kaelin, fallen child star Corey Feldman and film producer Robert Evans. Even Angelyne—the ingenious L.A. local who willed herself to fame in the ’80s with a billboard series of blonde, top-heavy selfies—played a role. She took “The King of Techno,” as he was then known, for a spin in her signature hotpink Corvette. 5 4 s c e n e m a g a z i n e n o v e m b e r 2 013

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It once featured a speakeasy, a secret apartment for romantic callers tucked under the gatehouse and a couch that turned into a bed at the push of a button.

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“Of all of the public figures who were in that video, Angelyne was the one we

first occupant. Wolf developed Hollywoodland and erected the first incarnation

had to keep the public away from. Angelyne is such a legend that everyone would

of the famous Hollywood sign, which perches behind the property. The home’s

swarm to her wanting autographs,” Moby recalls.

starry lore includes residencies by Debbie Reynolds, Marlon Brando, the Beatles,

He’s now discussing his eleventh studio album, Innocents, in the John Lautner-

the Rolling Stones, and Shelley Duvall and her then-boyfriend Patrick Reynolds,

restored midcentury modern guesthouse of Wolf’s Lair. The turreted white castle

heir to the R.J. Reynolds fortune. It once featured a speakeasy, a secret

he bought in 2010 sits high over the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood of Los

apartment for romantic callers tucked under the gatehouse and a couch that

Angeles. “She gave me a present that I’ve since lost—and it really vexes me that

turned into a bed at the push of a button. Wolf’s pet monkey lived in the turret.

I’ve lost it—a pair of her signature Angelyne panties. She put a lipstick mark in the

Aldous Huxley lived down the block. Porn films have been shot by the pool.

crotch.” It’s the kind of thoroughly Hollywood encounter that continues to prove

“One of my favorite stories happened when I was taking out the garbage and the

seductive to even the most obstinate New Yorkers. “I thought I was going to live

recycling and this older woman, probably in her 70s, came up to me and asked

in New York forever,” says Moby, who now calls L.A. his home.

if I lived here,” Moby recounts. “I said yes. She paused and said, ‘Did you know

Moby was born in New York and raised in preppy Darien, Connecticut before coming to embody millennial clubland crossover success. He made a name for himself with the 1991 Twin Peaks-sampling house track “Go” and the prototypical

Errol Flynn used to have sex parties here?’ And I was like, ‘I hope he did!’ I didn’t ask her the follow-up question­: ‘Did you go to these sex parties?’” Moby first noticed the property when viewing a house across the canyon.

chord progressions of the hardcore-inflected record “Next is the E”. Then he made

“I looked up the hill and saw this shining white castle,” he recalls. “I turned to

history licensing all 18 tracks from Play—a development that was widely criticized at

my real estate agent and jokingly said, ‘Is that where God lives?’” It turns out

the time, as the music industry had not yet fully adopted the strategy as a dominant

that it was where former The View co-host Debbie Matenopoulos lived with

business model. Today he comes in for our interview after setting down a metal

her then-husband. They were divorcing and Wolf’s Lair—which was in need of

poking-stick he’s been using to encourage a rattlesnake to leave the property—

considerable repair—happened to be on the market.

now a routine activity for the 48-year-old. “I actually have very misplaced fears,” he

Moby’s renovation was stylistically minimal, even ascetic. It’s less Zaha

explains of his relatively new pastoral mode. “Like I’m afraid of relationships but I have

Hadid futurist grandeur and more what one might expect from a vegan tea

no fear of rattlesnakes. I’m afraid of going on a second date with someone, but I’m

connoisseur who knows his way around an old-school hardcore record. “It has

not afraid of black widow spiders. Clearly something is wrong with my wiring.”

this Hollywood Regency quality to it, but I really love simplicity. Maybe it’s my

For decades, there has been a pendular exchange of population between the

Asperger’s, I don’t know,” Moby says. “The way it’s decorated, everything is

coasts. “There’s something sort of innocent and exciting about L.A.,” Moby says.

very understated. Every now and then I’ll put more stuff in and then get a little

“I’ve been on tour for twentysome-odd years and I think I’ve been to almost every

agitated and take stuff out. The less I have, the less I have to focus on, and the

city in the western world, multiple times. There is no other city in the western

more I can calm down a little bit.” To assist with that, a spare meditation deck

world as weird as Los Angeles. The unrelenting strangeness of it—I’m surprised

overlooks the Hollywood Reservoir, while the guesthouse garage has been

more New Yorkers don’t love that.”

refitted as a recording studio.

Moby’s compound feels like something out of a fantasy. Built in 1927 on over three acres, Wolf’s Lair is named after L. Milton Wolf, the estate’s designer and

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“There is no other city in the western world as weird as Los Angeles. The unrelenting strangeness of it—I’m surprised more New Yorkers don’t love that.”

his music occasionally makes him happy-cry, and it often has the same impact

Moby chose to perform the three—and only three—shows of the Innocents tour, a

on his fans. “The one that really utterly devastated me was in 1995, when I wrote

decision informed by decades of playing out and a finely tuned work ethic. “Touring

’God Moving Over the Face of the Waters.‘ That one was incapacitating,” Moby

is fun and lucrative but you’re playing songs that already exist. Whereas if I stay

says of the earnestly beautiful instrumental from the album Everything is Wrong,

home and work I get to make new things,” he says. “If I go into the studio every day

recognizable from the Michael Mann film Heat. “I was working on it and it was at the

it increases the chances that I’ll make something I love.” In a decidedly un-L.A. turn

end of a bad relationship and something in it really devastated me. I had that with

of events, Moby actually walked to the venue for all three shows, documenting the

some of the songs on this new record, like ’Lonely Night‘ with Mark Lanegan—that

scenery all the way up to his stage microphone, for his well-maintained photoblog of

moment of quasi-objectivity where I stepped back from it and found myself not

local architectural curiosities, the literally titled Moby Los Angeles Architecture Blog.

sobbing but getting very emotional and thinking, ‘Wow, I really like this. It's really

He explains his new album’s less-obvious title at the risk of sounding “pedantic, or

special to me.’” Innocents also features the first outside producer Moby has worked

like a former grad student,” as he describes it. “How could we not be innocent,” he

with in his career, Mark “Spike” Stent (Erasure, Depeche Mode, Björk, Madonna,

says, “when we’re alive for a few decades in a fifteen-billion-year-old universe?”

Massive Attack), and appearances by Skylar Grey and Cold Specks. You may not find Angelyne in the next video, but you will see that Moby is a proud

“Everything we do is some weird coping mechanism to deal with the strangeness of the human condition.” And this includes full acceptance of a perfectly lovely,

L.A. pedestrian, as displayed in the video for “A Perfect Life” in which he tours a

fetishized lifestyle. “I have fully happily accepted that most of my life is clichéd,”

sunlit downtown Los Angeles with Wayne Coyne, frontman for the track’s featured

he admits. “I do yoga, I meditate now, I’m sober, I don’t have hair plugs, I’m not

artists the Flaming Lips—both in full Mariachi regalia and trailed by a ribbon-

a Scientologist. But I’ll sit by the pool drinking organic white tea reading the New

dancing gimp, a drunk king, roller-skating ghosts and other special extras. Wolf’s

Yorker in a terrycloth robe wearing sunglasses and I’ll be like, you know what?

Lair is within walking distance of the Fonda Theater in Hollywood, which is where

There’s nothing wrong with clichés that are kind of healthy and benign.”

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Design — Alexandra Richards


“I’m Alex,” says Alexandra Richards, offering her hand, bedecked in chunky golden rings by Mexican jeweler Aurora Lopez. Breezing through the living room in padded black slippers, she enters the kitchen, where a sugary spread from the downstairs Dunkin’ Donuts awaits.

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“It’s my go-to coffee place,” Richards says of the ubiquitous budget breakfast

says with a self-deprecating laugh. “I was the first one out of all my friends to have a

chain. The tousled blonde model and in-demand DJ has ditched the plum-colored

house, so they were all here constantly, having parties, waking up and they’d all be

peplum number she wore to Paris Fashion Week for a diaphanous printed blouse by

hungover—the refrain of, ‘Oh my god, why?’”

Equipment and frayed blue jeans—no makeup. “I like to dress comfortably. I like to be comfortable,” she announces over the radio sounds of ‘70s soft rock. Beneath a trio of crystal chandeliers left by the previous tenant, chrome-and-hide

The walls are now stark white, but back then they were blue, pink, orange and green, and she gave her school pals free reign to treat them like a canvas. The psychedelic hues hearkened back to her parent’s house at the leafy center of Devil’s

sling chairs that used to belong to her mother are tucked under a simple farm table

Den nature preserve in Connecticut, where her elementary school class sometimes

Richards bought at a Connecticut flea market. Behind the table, an unframed blue-

took field trips. “You’d somehow come across our house—a bright pink house with

and-white painting by her friend Lindsay (known as the painter Keating Sherwin), rests

green shutters and a blue garage—and all the kids would be like, ‘It’s your rainbow

against the wall. The relaxing ambience is not what you’d expect from the offspring of

house!’” she recalls.

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and model Patti Hansen. But the 27-year-old’s apartment hasn’t always felt so... together. Richards bought the

Today Richards finds more inspiration in the natural palettes surrounding her childhood home. After extensive remodeling last year, she toned things down. “I’m not

two-bedroom loft seven years ago when she was still a student at the School of Visual

really a city girl,” she says, despite galavanting around New York and Paris with her

Arts and didn’t have any furniture. She liked the location, just four blocks away from

celebrity friends. “If I keep as much wood as I can around, it reminds me of home,”

her sister Theodora in an up-and-coming area off Howard Street that now boasts such

she adds, leaning against the marbled counter.

stores as Opening Ceremony and lunch spot Smile To Go. “I was very young when I first moved here. I didn’t want to move into the master bedroom because I was like, ‘I don’t think I’m ready for a big-girl room yet,’” she

In the living room, a blue-and-red Persian rug she found on eBay anchors a gray couch and two brown chesterfield armchairs. Lining the window ledge, a vinyl collection—her prized possession—includes hula records her uncles picked up while

“I was very young when I first moved here. I didn’t want to move into the master bedroom because I was like, ‘I don’t think I’m ready for a big-girl room yet.’”


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"Sacral Love" 2013 by Keating Sherwin 52" x 52" Oil, Charcoal, Wax and Plaster on Canvas, thesherwinassociates.com

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“Maybe with age my style has become more mature — not that it’s not still fun.”

stationed in Hawaii, albums by the Peptones and reggae star Gregory Isaacs. “Maybe with age my style has become more mature—not that it’s not still fun,” Richards says, eyeing a giant stuffed-toy leopard lounging atop a bean bag she could never bring herself to get rid of. Other eclectic accents, such as a silver skull, a pair of studded blue Alexa Winner pumps and (more) leopard-print throw pillows, add spice to her country-inspired charm. In the kitchen, a quirky wall sculpture of halfeaten Valentine truffles by the artist Alexandre Arrechia echoes Richards’s own living-room wall piece: a tableau of Warhol-inspired whipped-cream cans, encased in Plexiglass, that she made for a curator friend’s show. A Jeff Koons dog would feel right at home here. We leave her in the kitchen pondering the subject of window dressings. Rihanna is moving into the penthouse upstairs, she says, and she wants to shield her home from the prying eyes of paparazzi in the Holiday Inn across the street. She laments that ABC Home no longer makes the floor-to-ceiling lace curtain that now partitions off her living space. Asked whether her famous parents ever drop in, she says that her father came to one of her Christmas parties last year. “He just sat on the couch and I kept giving him beers all night,” she laughs. “He was just happy being fed and listening to music.” As we let ourselves out, we notice a balloon bouquet that Richards has picked up for a surprise bash later that night stuffed inside the laundry room. Despite the grown-up décor, she is still—like her father— every bit the party girl she used to be.

RICHARDS STYLE poul kjaerholm,

“sacral love”


fornasetti La Buccia and Theme & Variations 24-inch pillows, barneys.com

by Keating Sherwin, thesherwinassociates.com

gracious home aquagreen leather pouf, gracioushome.com


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Design — Lisa Salzer


And when Salzer, founder of the jewelry line Lulu Frost, wants to tell you a story, you’d be well advised to listen. It might be a story about the mintcondition Grace Jones record that occupies a place of honor on her bookshelves, behind a decorative sunburst objet. “We love Grace Jones. We found that record just on the sidewalk somewhere and it was, like, 10 dollars,” she’ll say nonchalantly. 6 6 S C E N E M A G A Z I N E N O V E M B E R 2 013

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Or it might take place a bit further from home: in Nepal, say, where she spent

dorm room, are heavily influenced by the same kinds of heirloom treasures her

three months living as a mountaineering-enthusiast teenager; in Montana, where she

grandmother once sold. Today, Salzer estimates that 20 percent of the pieces Lulu

passed a summer in college as a housekeeper at a cattle ranch, working for room and

Frost produces include vintage components. The line counts Cate Blanchett, Taylor

board and the chance to learn to ride horses; in Paris, Japan, Houston, Los Angeles

Swift and Michelle Obama among its fans.

or the Dominican Republic—each of which she’s either visited recently or is planning

Her “lightning-strikes moment,” Salzer says, happened in 2005, a year or so after

to head to soon. It might just as easily be set in New Hope, Pennsylvania, where a

the brand was born, when she found a bunch of door numbers, salvaged from the

young Salzer spent weekends hanging out at her grandmother’s vintage estate jewelry

Plaza Hotel’s renovations, at the architectural antiques store Olde Good Things. She

shop—a formative experience she credits with getting her interested in the business.

reimagined the numbers as pendants and charms, resulting in her hallmark Plaza

“My grandmother was a saleswoman; she was the manager. And to be honest, I think that’s what my real skill is. I can really sell to people,” Salzer says. “If they don’t

collection. “It perfectly illustrated my concepts: [it’s] reworking something that may not be

want it, I’m more than happy to be like, ‘Don’t get it.’ I want them to love it, truly. I

traditionally jewelry, it has amazing history from the Plaza Hotel and it’s personal to

must have learned that from her. It must be in our bones or something.”

each individual,” Salzer says. “It’s all about a story. Why do you love the number 3, why

Salzer has turned her natural eye and passion for narrative into her life’s work. Her designs for Lulu Frost, which she founded in 2004 out of her senior-year Dartmouth

do you love 15? Was that your anniversary, or the day you had your children?” Even Salzer’s décor suggests little vignettes: on one windowsill of her well-appointed 67

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West 14th Street apartment, a pair of artist’s models swoop gracefully in midair as if caught in a pas-de-deux freeze frame, with three plump, cheerful little cacti serving as spectators. Then there’s the Companion sculpture, by the artist KAWS, recently purchased by Salzer’s live-in boyfriend, dancer Marlon Taylor-Wiles. The piece sits, head in hands, on the edge of a giant ficus tree in the corner of the apartment: “He’s awesome,” Salzer says of the Companion. “Great to tell tales of woe to.” Oh, and the ficus, by the way, is named Green Boy Junior. “Green Boy Senior was tragically killed in a bad-plant-parenting accident,” she adds. That kind of good humor, too, is essential to Salzer’s character: she has the sort of effortless charm that finds her interrupting herself midsentence in order to ask if you mind if she takes her boots off. The eclectic, hip Lulu Frost vibe is reflected in her personal style as well: when we visit, she’s belted a shiny, patterned Kenzo maxi skirt and paired it with an embroidered green and gray J.Crew sweater, her modish short haircut swept to the side.

deceased grandmother. “I immediately was like, ‘Oh, my God, this is her,’” she says.

“I really do love J.Crew, and I have for a long time,” Salzer enthuses. J.Crew loves her, too: Lulu Frost has offered pieces in collaboration with the preppy-chic mainstay

“And we both got the chills; it’s someone I’d just met. We both got tears in our eyes.” Perhaps inspired by the success of the pop-up, Salzer’s next goal is to open a store

for several years running. (Other high-profile collaborators have included Alexander

dedicated to custom-repurposing estate jewelry. “We all have this vintage in our homes,

Wang and Erin Fetherston.) And that’s just the beginning: Lulu Frost recently set up

and it’s sitting in a drawer or a jewelry box, and it’s being loved, but not treasured in a

a pop-up shop in J. Crew’s Prince Street store, where clients could design their own

daily way,” she says. “So I want to create a place and a practice for people where they

one-of-a-kind pieces to be made on the spot. Salzer gets a little reverential when

can celebrate their heirlooms from their family through us, giving them new life.”

remembering one customer, who brought in a brooch passed down by a recently

In other words: Lisa Salzer wants to help you tell a story.


john robshaw Baby alpaca eggplant throw, johnrobshaw.com

kichler francis High interlocking circles wall mirror,r, lampsplus.co

råskog greyline table lamp, cb2.com

Kitchen cart in turquoise, ikea.com

boconcept woven basket in seagrass, boconcept.com


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Design — Gachots

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Imagine a designer’s exquisitely curated, minimally decorated apartment. It’s cool—maybe cold. It’s serious. Reserved. It features only the most sophisticated furnishings. You certainly won’t see any trace of children, who are doubtless kept in one small room and, if they are ever allowed out, are sternly instructed not to touch anything. Now imagine the opposite, and you’ll have some idea of the Gachots’ home. 74 s c e n e m a g a z i n e n o v e m b e r 2 013

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To be fair, this apartment still has its share of sophistication. The Bond Street abode boasts the high ceilings, hardwood floors and beautiful light that make most

kids switched to Vans, and I thought, ‘I don’t know about this’ —but then I saw this woman had on Vans in French Vogue, so I decided it was okay.”

Manhattanites salivate. And it is impeccably decorated—which is hardly surprising, as

Rather than hiding their kids’ toys, they have been turned into art objects. In the

Christine and John Gachot have designed spaces for everyone from fashion designer

foyer, there’s a collection of UglyDolls in a red wagon, looking as though they’re about

Marc Jacobs to Tumblr founder David Karp, Noho restaurant Acme and Sterling

to go on a joyride. Christine explains that she started collecting them after her sons

Mason, the new luxury high-rise in Tribeca.

started buying them and that, “It’s a culture we can cross and share, my children and

But if you expect Christine, who was the longtime VP of design development for André Balazs Properties, or John, who worked with designer Bill Sofield, to have a home that’s cold or stylized, you’d be dead wrong. The focus at the Gachot home is all about warmth and family. Those perfect hardwood floors, for instance? They’ve been finished to ensure that their two middleschool-aged sons—Boris, 11, and Jackie, 6—are able to freely skateboard and ride their bikes around the apartment. The minute you walk in the door, you’re greeted by a row of multicolored and

I. I appreciate them for their artistic value, and the kids think they are toys.” They also collect Kidrobot Dunnys—an impressive collection in the boys’ bedroom that together “remind us of a family. They’re all oddly interesting as a group, just as family is.” “We try to have our home inspire the children as much as it does us,” says Christine, sipping coffee from a mug that her grandfather carried through World War II. The toys scattered around the apartment aren’t all modern. The shelves in the living room are lined with Russian dolls. “These are Christine’s uncle’s,” explains John. “He

multi-sized Converses. It almost seems like a cartoon image representing a family,

picked them up in Russia in the ’70s. They were recently dug up out of a box and sent

and Christine laughs, “We’re a family of Converse. Everybody wears everybody else’s

to us. It was 30 years ago that he found these. All the boys’ friends know how many

sneakers. It’s so fun now, because my older son and I have the same size feet, so

there are, because they play with them. They go and count to make sure they have all

we trade off. I was super disappointed this year in middle school when one of the

seventeen after they play with them.”

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Despite all the fanciful play, the couple wants to stress that they do have a

On the way out, you might notice that the UglyDoll cart sits beneath a piece of text-

television. “We’re not freaks!” Christine exclaims. It’s just that they hide the television in

based art which features cartoon animals and poses the question, “What is a family?”

the living room in a small cabinet that John loves. It’s next to the oversized pillows they

It’s followed up with answers like “Three elephants!” and more questions—“Do they

use as a coffee table. Their son Jackie can watch his favorite shows from the miniature

kiss?” Christine says that her sons like to read the messages in the picture aloud.

and very mod white-leather vintage chair, which must make him look like a pint-sized Roger Sterling from Mad Men.

The Gachots’ home—and their way of being together—provides an effective illustration of an answer.


pirate pillow, sweetwilliamltd.com


Vitra Miniatures Molded Plastic Rocker, dwr.com

wooden cubebot bantam


73" sofa in fabric, dwr.com


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Design — Casey Neistat


Going inside filmmaker Casey Neistat’s Chinatown studio feels like being admitted into a secret clubhouse. Outside his door signs proclaim “No Social Visits” so adamantly that you might be of a mind to turn away. If you’re brave enough to step inside, you’ll realize that Neistat, for all his bonhomie, isn’t joking about that message. Video cameras monitor everyone who might be trying to enter, as well as those people already in different rooms of the studio. A live video feed outside the door and intercom system is in the works. “Once you open the door, you’re obliged to be nice,” Neistat justifies. “If there’s just a robotic speaker shouting ‘I’m sorry. We’re not taking visitors’ it’s easier to turn people away.” The filmmaker, it seems, has simply too many fans. He blushes and apologizes, saying, “The truth is I’d love nothing more than to show everyone around, I’m proud of this place. But I’m here four days a week, and when I’m here—between e-mails and phone calls and interviews—it leaves very little time for me to edit, and I edit all my own movies. To let friends hang out or let my girlfriends come by or strangers come in for a 15-minute visit—it makes me unable to make movies. I can’t do it.” This stream of hopeful visitors may be an unusual problem, even among the glitterati. After all, people would probably think twice about showing up at Steven Spielberg’s apartment, knocking on the door, and asking if they can come in for a cup of coffee. However, Neistat’s films—and his HBO program, The Neistat Brothers—may invite this practice. “When you see it in the movies 8 2 S C E N E M A G A Z I N E N O V E M B E R 2 013

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"I don’t hang out here. I don’t party here. This is my place of work.” from eating you, you can douse yourself in ketchup and look like spoiled goods.” Casual visitors—of which there will be none—might be surprised to see that his desk is covered with a multitude of phones. After all, Neistat rose to fame when one of his videos criticized the iPhone’s lack of battery replacement policy. Neil Cavuto called it a "David and Goliath story” on Fox News, and it transformed Neistat into something of an urban folk hero. But that hasn’t stopped him from getting an iPhone. “I have every phone,” he exclaims. “I probably have 12 phones. Cell phones are by far my favorite toy.” He loves it’s hard not to think this is a fun place to hang out. [But] I don’t hang out here. I don’t

the iPhone the best for multimedia, but prefers Samsung’s for the bigger screen. He has

party here. This is my place of work.”

a Final Cut keyboard in a rainbow of colors, as well as a Brother typewriter. “I like to write

Now inside, let’s be honest... It’s a fun place to hang out. A really, really fun place.

thank you letters to people, but I’m not good at handwriting. Writing legibly takes me

Mementos from all the programs are scattered around, as well as a collection of

about five times.”

original poster ideas for The Neistat Brothers. And then there are items that are not

Today people would probably hire Neistat if he communicated only by emojis.

from his works. Neistat has a wall lined with old VHS tapes—he hates DVDs largely

Neistat has come a long way from his days as a bike messenger. He is creating

because you can’t stop them at a particular place—and mementos from his travels,

advertorial content for some of the world’s largest brands. His recent collaboration with

like body armor from his time in Afghanistan. In a row near his desk are liquor bottles;

Mercedes has left him with rows of tiny models of Mercedes Benz cars, which serve as

the one he claims gets sipped the most is a jar of moonshine from his friend Oscar.

a fond reminder of that time. “I’ve never worked with people like the people at Mercedes

But it’s the gadgets that Neistat seems most excited about. And not just the surveillance equipment.

in terms of their openness. It’s one of the best professional experiences I’ve ever had,” he explains, as he shows off a model of an S500 1994 model. (He thinks they’re for sale

He points proudly to his TRV 11, his first camera from 2000, which he was using when first in New York working as a bike messenger. Soon after, he began to work

at the Mercedes Benz museum store). And lest you think Neistat has never allowed anyone but this reporter in his studio

with the artist Tom Sachs. They stopped working together in 2003, but remain

there’s a wall decorated with Polaroid camera shots showing visiting friends. He has

friends, as evidenced by the art installation Sachs gifted to Neistat for the studio. It’s a

recently finished this layout—ending with a picture of his mom, but it also features his

chainsaw next to a series of ketchup bottles.

fiancée Candice, who he’ll be marrying in December in Cape Town, South Africa.

“I call it a zombie apocalypse survival kit,” Neistat explains, “because you can murder the zombies with this chainsaw that runs, and then if you want to deter the zombies

Ultimately the problem, with Neistat’s studio isn’t getting in. It’s that once you’re there, you’ll never want to leave.

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Design — Art Calendar


art exhibitions and auctions text by marissa mule


Claire Oliver Gallery

Metropolitan Museum of Art

November 21 – December 27

November 4 – March 2, 2014

Bernardi Roig:

Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa:

The Mirror (exercises to be another)

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513 West 26 Street 212.929.5949

Pace Gallery Museum of Modern Art

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November 23 – March 10, 2014

Raqib Shaw: Paradise Lost

Isa Genzken: Retrospective 11 West 53 Street 212.708.9400

508, 510, 534 West 25 Street 212.989.4258

Eyebeam Gallery Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Through November 16

Through April 23, 2014

ShiKAKU 07: A Digital Zen Garden

Morgan Lehman Gallery Brooklyn Museum

Through December 7

Through December 1

The Project Room: Wendy Small

Valerie Hegarty: Alternative Histories 200 Eastern Parkway 718.658.5000

535 West 22 Street 212.268.6699

Auction Houses: Rubin Museum of Art


Through February 10, 2014

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Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait

The Extraordinary Jewelry of

Photography from South Asia

Alexandre Reza

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Gagosian Gallery

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Willem de Kooning: 10 Paintings, 1983-

The Jan Krugier Collection Day Sale

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Doyle Flowers Gallery

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November 16 – January 18, 2014

Rare Books, Autographs and

Nicola Hicks


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Dominant Curve (Courbe dominante) by Wassily Kandinsky. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Whether a formal appraisal or a broker evaluation is rendered for a specific property, the goal is the same: to provide professional guidance as to the value of the property under present market circumstances. By definition, an appraisal is the opinion of value by a professional, licensed or certified appraiser. The preparation of an appraisal report involves research into market data and objective facts about the value of real property. The broker’s role, like an appraiser’s, begins with a comparative market analysis to compare a specific property with recent sales or listings of properties that possess similar qualities and characteristics. Both the appraiser and the broker will account for floor level, street location, view, condition, size and special features. The difference is that an expert broker’s evaluation anticipates not only the objective but also the subjective aspects of working directly with buyers and sellers, appreciating their needs, desires, interests and tastes. The evaluation will be informed by that experience in addition to the factual data. A successful professional residential real estate broker brings to the process a feeling for the intangibles of the current market and for the effect they have on value. Evaluating most properties is not an exact science—it is also an art.

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darren henault lives in a museumquality rental text by Hel aina Hovitz photographed by Josh McHugh

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“The kids tear up all the furniture in this house, too. I mean, a house is meant for you to live in.”

Known for creating “luxurious, livable spaces” for celebrities and the social elite— naturally, Darren Henault has designed all of his past living spaces. For the last three years, though, he’s practically been living in a museum: the former James Berwind mansion, a home that has since been turned into five separate apartments.

Fortunately, guests needn’t worry about spilling red wine on the plush carpets or period furniture. “I could care less about that. We had a mishap in the house in Millbrook, which is also a rental,” he says of their weekend home, of which he designed every millimeter.

The doorman knocks—no calling up—on the big mahogany door of the first floor

“Someone went right through the glass coffee table holding a glass of red wine, and it

apartment, and Henault, in the same breath that he says hello, announces he’s going

went everywhere, but who cares? The kids tear up all the furniture in this house, too. I

to pour himself a glass of white wine. There are two pots on the stove of the tiny

mean, a house is meant for you to live in.”

kitchen to the right of the doorway, and two little twin girls, Bunny and Lulu, 5, are eating dinner with their nanny, Nelly, across the hall. “Whenever we have wine, we drink it immediately,” says Henault, explaining why their 4,000-bottle wine cellar in the basement is completely empty. “It’s been bare since we moved in three years ago.” He’s right—there isn’t a single bottle to be found. He does want to find some sort of use for the space—they may put a dining room table there and host dinner parties. “We love hosting parties. I mean, when you live in a space like this, you have to share

Likening the house to a historic museum that he gets to live in, everything came “as is” when he got here, which made it almost like a vacation. “You don’t mess with that. All I did was spit and polish and add some trimmings, throw some furniture around. It’s grounding and calming to live here.” His living room is the “Charles X” room, which was used as the mansion’s library in its heyday. On a nearby side table is a giant pewter dish Henault stole from Monkey Bar. “They use it to bring chocolate mints or something like that to the table at the end of the meal, and I just put it in my bag because I really liked it,” he says. Next to that

it and party in it. Not party like a rock star, or anything,” he explains. “Although one time,

is another item pilfered from a restaurant, a small white statue of a man who appears

we did have a keg party. I mean, all these Park Avenue hostesses were in college and

to be flying, arms spread, feet up behind him. “You know the Rosa Mexicano on the

dating football players at one time. We like to bring it down real for them.”

West Side? You know how they have this huge wall of figurines…” 10 3

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There’s also the giant bronze bust of his husband, Michael Bassett, a corporate attorney. “Michael prepaid for me to have a personalized bust of myself done as a

ornate blue hat, jacket and pants, which are pulled down around his ankles. “Oh, our old dog Wilber ripped them off. Like I said, I don’t fix things. Once

birthday present. It struck me as odd, since I’m not the owner of a bank or the CEO of

something is destroyed, it can fall apart all around me, I’m not fixing it or repairing it, I

a big corporation, so I didn’t really want it. It was already paid in full, though, so I told

don’t care,” he explains. “We have three armchairs in Millbrook that are falling apart. I

him he should get it done of himself.”

don’t know if it's because I'm lazy or because I'm a slob. But I'm not repairing them.”

Seemingly out of place is a modestly sized flat screen TV propped up on a painter’s easel in the corner of the room. “Anyone who tries to ignore TV or doesn’t have one is ridiculous. We don’t watch that much TV, but if the girls are watching a movie, I don’t want them to do it downstairs, I want them to watch it with me,” he says. Nearby are some interesting

Initially, Henault was so opposed to living on the Upper East Side that he refused to even visit Michael’s apartment when they first started dating. “I said I would never, ever, ever, ever live uptown. But then we realized that all of the schools we wanted to send the girls to were up here.” Expecting a slow turnaround when they put the Soho condo on the market, Henault

objects that Lulu and Bunny used as hammers in earlier years: 19th century sock

was annoyed that it sold in just two weeks (perhaps because it was furnished entirely

darners made of silver and copper, which came from a collection of 30.

by him?) “I wanted more time!” he said. “I wasn’t ready!”

A winding, red-carpeted mahogany staircase leads to a corridor adorned with 20 framed prints of women in colonial period dress. “Oh my gosh, Michael basically just tore them all out of a book and framed them. Don’t they look fancy?" Next comes the girls’ room, which is simple and very clean, two beds, pink and white sheets and walls, a big, pink stuffed dog sprawled out on the floor. “I always said, ‘I hate pink, pink is never going to happen. I'm a gay man, I don’t do

That old apartment was clean and modern, without molding and equipped with big windows. “Oh, I miss it,” says Henault. “People walk in here, and it’s so specific, you don’t get an idea about me or who I am from this apartment. It’s hard to express your personality in a place like this.” He has warmed to the location a bit. “It’s insane, I mean, I practically live in Central

pink,’” he explains. “Then, when I found out we were having girls, I was like, ‘Oh, we

Park. It also doesn’t suck living down the street from Bergdorf’s. I went there like every

are so doing pink!’”

single day for the first six months after we moved.”

A picture of a tie-dye teddy bear hanging from a rope is mounted between the girls’ beds. “Oh, that’s suicide bear,” he explains. “One day Michael came home and said, ‘I got this art for the girls' room.’”

The decision to rent seemed like an easy one—for starters, he was tired of putting a bunch of elbow grease into rentals, but most importantly, he’s not sure where the girls will end up next for school.

Could it perhaps be a window-washing bear?

“Also, have you seen real estate prices in New York?” he scoffs.

“Nope, it’s a suicide bear. He’s definitely hanging from a noose.”

Bottom line: how does he really feel about living in an apartment he hasn’t

The girls’ playroom is situated in the solarium and is adorned with toys, books, a very tiny pink piano and a little plastic oven. Standing by the doorframe is a small 2-foot-tall statue of a little boy that Henault brought back with him from India. He’s wearing an

designed himself? “I’m ready to move.”

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new york real estate market update text by Michael Ewing Market Status 2013 has been a exciting year for the real estate market in Mahattan. It’s been full of surprises, especially as we’ve seen rising prices and sustained growth entering the fall, a time when the market tends to soften and slow down. The luxury market started the year off with apartments averaging $3.8 million per unit and $2,022 per square-foot, according to TOWN’s The Aggregate report. Those

close to $7,000. In general, prices have increased from 1 to 4 percent among one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The vast prices differences between neighborhoods can spark a number of questions. For instance—are some areas overpriced? Which areas are overrated? Where’s the best value? Fortunately, these brokers know the hot new neighborhoods—and the ones you should avoid.

averages climbed to about $4,150,000 and upward of $2,213 per square-foot at prices with one-bedrooms averaging low in the $800,000 range, two-bedrooms at $1,750,000, and three-bedrooms at nearly $3.6 million. The rental market has also seen an increase in prices. According to TOWN’s Rental in the mid $3,000s and reaching $4,400 in Soho and Tribeca. Two-bedrooms are reaching high $5,000s through mid $6,000s, and three-bedrooms are hammering

“I still think the Upper East Side has some of the best value when it comes to sales and Murray Hill still has some great rental pricing,” says Deidre De Risi of CORE. “I also think that even though the East Village and Alphabet City are quickly gentrifying, there is still good value there too for both sales and rentals.” “Value is a relative term,” cautions Sarah Orlinsky-Maitland, a licensed associate real estate broker at NYCRS. “Of course, if you are looking for space for a steal, the

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Evan Joseph

Report, median rents for one-bedrooms in downtown neighborhoods are starting

Best Neighborhood Values

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the end of the third quarter. Downtown continues to lead the market in terms of

(opposite page) the living room at Philip House; (this page) model kitchen of 150 East 72nd Street

Upper East Side is still the best place to look. The developing Second Avenue Subway might be affecting price per square-foot now, but should benefit future sellers when

Tribeca, Soho, the Upper West Side or even Chelsea offers.” “Soho is so crowded. You cannot walk down the streets,” says Emily Beare of

the project is complete. Just south, Midtown East seems to have the most inventory.

CORE. “The shopping is amazing, but you feel like you are in a mall rather than in the

Midtown West is rife with new development projects. The value there will certainly

art district it was known for in the ’80s.”

depend on the quality of those projects when they come to fruition.” Adding to the votes for Midtown East and Midtown West, Bahar Tavakolian of

“The Village, Tribeca and the Upper West Side may be overpriced,” says Kaufman, “but they are not overrated.”

Stribling says that “Sutton Place and Murray Hill are probably the best values.” Harriet Kaufman, a broker at Warburg Realty, also notes that the best values are in Murray Hill, the east 50s, Turtle Bay and uptown in Harlem.

Neighborhoods To Watch “I think that Hudson Square and Nolita are both neighborhoods that are up and

Overrated and Overpriced Evan Joseph

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coming,” says De Risi. “Hudson Square has recently seen more and more of the old “I think some of the new developments in Midtown West are overpriced and

plants being renovated and modernized to beautiful, spacious apartments.” “So much is changing in Midtown West with the Highline attracting unmatched

overrated,” says De Risi. “The price per square-foot is astronomical and it is so

architectural living, I would have to say that it is still the most up and coming

congested and busy and in my opinion doesn’t have the neighborhood feel that

neighborhood,” says Orlinsky-Maitland, sharing an opposing view on 107

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(above) model living and dining room of 150 East 72nd Street; (below) living room at 810 Fifth Avenue

“The Village, Tribeca and the Upper West Side may be overpriced, but they are not overrated.” Midtown West. “New schools, new eateries and markets are flooding the area once only home to artsy galleries and storage facilities.” Madison Square Park is spilling North overlapping NoMad (25th through 38th Streets) and is rapidly becoming more residential,” adds Orlinsky-Maitland. “These will be markets to watch closely.” Looking Forward Now that 2013 is drawing to a close, what should we expect in 2014? “I see the market remaining pretty consistent to what we have seen in 2013,” says Beare. the commercial and residential markets. New York is known as the intellectual capital of the world, it will always draw people from all over the world to come here to work and live.” “Long awaited inventory is on its way in the form of stunning new development projects aimed to hit the market in 2014,” says Orlinsky-Maitland. “New developments will target the three- to four-bedroom buyer creating a flood of new inventory in that market space.” I see a robust yet more stable market for 2014. More sellers are bringing properties on the market which will help ease the inventory crunch,” says Ms. Tavakolian. “Buyers, on the other hand, are sensitive to value and are only willing to engage in competitive bidding scenarios when the property is well-priced.” She continues, “The key to this market is in intelligent pricing.”

Evan Joseph; Sotheby's International Realty

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the upper east side’s second golden age text by Michael Ewing

“The Second Avenue Subway has been a long time coming. It’s even the subject of a joke on Mad Men .” The very mention of the Upper East Side conjures images of luxury and affluence. Since its rise to prominence in the late 19th century, the area from 59th

neighborhoods, but there are a handful of projects that are revitalizing buildings and reaching new feats of luxury and elegance.

to 96th Street has been a playground for Manhattan’s elite. And today, it’s proving “Some people may consider the Upper East Side of today to be the 8th Wonder of the World,” says Louise Phillips Forbes, a licensed real estate broker at Halstead Property. “Consider the longevity of iconic shopping destinations and galleries along Fifth

Showdown on Second Avenue True, the Second Avenue Subway has been a long time coming. It’s even the subject of a joke on Mad Men, when a real estate agent promises a character her apartment will go up in value the minute the Second Avenue Subway is completed

and Madison, or the luxury living at prestigious Park Avenue buildings and Museum

(in 1968). It’s been attempted multiple times over the last few decades, but the MTA

Mile and Central Park.”

finally celebrated groundbreaking in April 2007. Currently in phase one, the MTA is

“But,” she notes, “it is largely defined and still identified by its past. The Upper East Side was founded and developed by old-money from America’s royalty—aristocratic families such as the Astors, Carnegies, Rockefellers and Roosevelts.” While respect for old money is still present—and you’ll likely witness it in the market

on track to carry its first passengers from 97th Street to 63rd Street in late 2016. Once entirely completed, the Second Avenue Subway line—the T line—will span nearly eight-and-a-half miles from 125th Street to Hanover Square. The line will virtually divide the Upper East Side in half and provide a closer subway option to

by way of stringent board approval processes and cash requirements—the market is

those living along the East End, who currently, have to trek over to Lexington Avenue

undergoing a transformation.

for the 4, 5, and 6 lines. “It is a great time to invest. Although people have been looking east of Lexington for

and investors who are bringing Second Avenue, which until recently was on the

a while now, the convenience of the Second Avenue Subway line will definitely make

edge of the outskirts, to life. New development is not as common as downtown

living in those areas even more appealing. We will likely see a rise in some property

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The construction of the Second Avenue Subway is attracting developers

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more attractive than ever.

(opposite page) living room of residence E at 737 Park Avenue; (this page) master bedroom of residence E at 737 Park Avenue

values,” adds Phillips Forbes. “It’s a time to invest if you can afford to hold on to the property for five to 10 years

For those who find that appealing, she continues, that some buildings to look at include, “530 Park Avenue, 737 Park Avenue, The Stanhope Hotel at 995 Fifth

minimum,” says Reba Miller of CORE. “Second Avenue will be like Third Avenue in

Avenue, The Lucida at 151 East 85th Street, Philip House at 141 East 88th Street,

the future.”

150 East 72nd Street, and Manhattan House at 200 East 66th Street.”

Joan Teaford, a licensed real estate broker at Brown Harris Stevens shares a similar

The Philip House, located at 141 East 88th Street, is a classic brick and limestone

sentiment. “Second Avenue is truly the home of the brave right now. It is still a time to

72-unit building. The House has undergone a complete transformation under the lead

invest if you have a long term perspective and can handle the mayhem,” she explains.

of Victoria Hagan, a designer known for her expertise in blending classical elements

“The new subway will benefit the eastern most part of the neighborhood and prices

into modern projects.

will certainly increase over time.”

Now set in Renaissance Revival style, the building combines iconic pre-war features like large rooms, high ceilings, windowed kitchens, baths and abundant

Modern Luxury on the Upper East Side For those not yet ready to brave Second Avenue, the greater Upper East Side has been transforming for years and reaching new feats of luxury and exclusivity. “Over the last 20 years there has been a transition in many buildings to buyers evan jospeh

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with new money. They range from hedge fund whiz kids and entrepreneurs to foreign buyers,” says Phillips Forbes. “These new money makers are also flocking to the new

closets with contemporary luxury. That means that you’ll find honed Belgian bluestone countertops, wide plan oak flooring, crown moldings and coffered ceilings. The 72 residences range from one to five bedrooms and 1,790-square-feet to 3,847-square-feet. Prices are similarly structured starting at $1,545,000 to around $9 million for five-bedroom apartments. Azure, a 128-unit luxury residential development at 333 East 91st Street by the

luxury condo residences in prime locations where cash requirements and the board

Mattone Group and the DeMatteis Organizations, hit the market in relatively the

approval process don’t apply.”

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“New construction this close to Central Park is extremely rare.”

1114 Lexington Avenue

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residences that span from 1,200-square-feet to 3,000-square-feet and from $1,768,000 to over $6 million. Douglas MacLaury, senior vice president of real estate development at the Mattone Group, notes that the quality of construction and the potential for price appreciation due to the pending completion of the Second Avenue Subway set Azure apart from other properties on the Upper East Side. Macklowe Properties has also invested heavily in developing residential buildings on the Upper East Side and has added two buildings to its portfolio, 737 Park Avenue and 150 East 72nd Street. Both properties are located close to Central Park and target the higher end of the market. A penthouse at 150 East 72nd Street spanning 3,662-square-feet inside



1633 Second Avenue

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and 2,552-square-feet outside is priced at $15.5 million. Not to be overshadowed by 740 Park Avenue, a beacon of Upper East Side exclusivity, 737 Park Avenue features apartments of its own reaching 4,500 to 6,200-square-feet with prices between $16 million and $27 million. “New construction this close to Central Park is extremely rare and the team behind director at Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, speaking of 60 East 86th Street, a new development located off Madison Avenue. “Thomas Juul-Hansen’s design merges the best

244 East 79th Street

1590 Second Avenue

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who have decades of experience in luxury residences.” The building features 15 full-floor residences with grand proportions, oversized windows and rich natural materials. Pricing for the residences start at $6.5 million for a threebedroom home and climb to $20 million for the penthouse.

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the project is uncompromising in its standards,” says Beth Fisher, a senior managing

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PAULA DEL NUNZIO TOWNHOUSE RECORD Brown Harris Stevens Townhouse Broker of the Year in 2012 and 2008, Paula Del Nunzio has specialized in townhouses, penthouses and townhouse equivalent spaces for more than 20 years. Since just 2006, she has closed over $962 million in only 60 townhouse sales, and achieved an average of 94 percent of the last asking price. Del Nunzio’s encyclopedic knowledge of the townhouse market is a tremendous benefit to both buyers and sellers. Among her most significant townhouse sales were The Harkness Mansion, a 50-foot wide building off Fifth Avenue and 75th Street sold for $53 million, the highest price ever paid for a private residence in New York; The Milbank Mansion, a 48-foot wide building off Fifth Avenue, sold for $49 million; and the Duke-Semans Mansion, a 27-foot wide building on Fifth Avenue, which she sold for $40 million and again, later, for $44 million. Paula was also the exclusive seller of The Stanford White Mansion at 973 Fifth Avenue, a 25-foot wide townhouse, which sold for $42 million; and The John Duncan Mansion at 8 East 62nd Street, sold for $35 million. No other New York broker surpasses Paula’s townhouse track record. She holds the top three record sales of 25-foot wide townhouses—973 Fifth Avenue at $42 million, 18 East 80th Street at $37.5 million, and 8 East 62nd Street at $35 million. She has also represented the seller in seven of the eight highest residential townhouse sales in the history of New York, and closed 22 townhouses measuring 25-feet or wider. In June, she set the record for the highest price per square-foot ever paid for a townhouse, representing the seller in the sale of 21 Beekman Place for $34.35 million or $4,754 per square-foot. Del Nunzio owes her success in real estate in part to her varied background. Her 14-year career in advertising provided her with the experience to create proven, successful marketing campaigns for high-end properties. She was the Executive Producer at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising for the Mattel, Honda, Max Factor, Gallo and Proctor & Gamble accounts. In addition, she wrote and produced teasers and trailers for 21 Columbia Pictures feature films.

PAULA DEL NUNZIO Brown Harris Stevens 212.906.920; pdelnunzio@bhsusa.com

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As one of the leading brokers in New York, Del Nunzio has the opportunity to represent many of the most impressive listings in Manhattan. Her current properties include 5 East 93rd Street in Carnegie Hill, a meticulously restored townhouse offering Fifth Avenue and Central Park views as well as exceptional southern light.

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Nicole Miller and SCENE Magazine Celebrate Fall Fashion at The Residences at W New York-Downtown









1. Guests enjoy a game of billiards 2. Nicole Miller 3. Mitch Moinian, Melissa Sheppard, Peter Davis 4. Rendering of a penthouse unit at W New York-Downtown 5. Models showcasing Nicole Miller's Fall 2013 collection 6. Michelle Perfanov, Oksana Czebiniak, Jamie Forward 7. Allison Hodge, Nicole Miller, Lauren Beene, Mia Colona 8. Eyal Arad, Allison Hodge

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The Residences at W New York-Downtown hosted a dazzling sunset rooftop cocktail party to preview designer Nicole Miller’s fall fashion collection. Guests also admired the newly revealed renderings of The Residences’s exquisite $42.435 million, 12,000-square-foot penthouse that offers 360-degree views of New York City. Replete with a stunning David Rockwell-designed lobby and a host of amenities, The Residences at W New York-Downtown was developed by the Moinian Group, one of the country's largest privately held real estate firms, which owns and manages more than $10 billion in assets. 

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investing with ted murphy text by Hel aina Hovitz Ted Murphy, 37, wears a lot of hats. He is founder and CEO of IZEA, TD Rags, The BUZZ Line, MindComet and Odebo; co-founder and VP of creative services at MindComet; and founder/ partner of Dogfish and Hardhat. It’s a lot to handle, and Murphy lavishes time on each project. Right now, however, his main focus is IZEA, which connects brands with creators who blog, tweet, pin, and post on their behalf. The system works for everyone involved—brands receive influential consumer content, and creators are compensated for their participation. The company has completed more than 3.3 million sponsorships with creators ranging from Kim Kardashian to P. Diddy. Murphy has raised over $24 million in capital to date, including investments from billionaires John Pappajohn and Dr. Phil Frost, and he invests it broadly. Here’s a look at what he does with all his dough. Who is that with you in the photo? That is one of my bearhawks. I raise them on my farm and teach them

“The most rewarding part of my job is when someone comes to us and says, ‘Hey, you put my kid through college.’”

to hunt zombies and politicians. Ads program, but Twitter has valuable data that nobody else does. I could see Twitter charging companies and

What’s your “safe bet?” Berkshire Hathaway. The

well-known individuals a monthly fee to gain access to

stock doesn’t move much from day to day, but it steadily

enhanced analytics and res

climbs over time. Apple and Tesla are much more erratic

So you have pretend pets. Tell me about IZEA—

research tools based on the size of their organization.

on a day-to-day basis. Berkshire is my safety blanket.

what do people come to you for? If Audi wanted to

We’re still actively looking for other targets within Twitter. I

promote a new car, they could come to us and we would

also have a fake Twitter account about a non-existent food

You also invest in something called Lending Club.

essentially pay people to blog about it, tweet about it, post

called a Meatzel, a meat-filled pretzel.

Tell me more about that. It’s a peer-to-peer lending

Do you invest in any art? No, I actually don’t find

people need help consolidating their credit cards; others

bearhawk. Google is sometimes slow when it comes to indexing the animal kingdom. Give it a few months.

on Facebook, et cetera. We have everyone on board, from college students to mommy bloggers to A-list celebrities.

myself buying too much art. Most of the art around the

How did you raise the capital to start it? My

house and the office is art I’ve created. I have two styles,

partner (Mark Marsiglio) and I maxed out our credit

one is graffiti— big, bold, and crazy—and the other is

cards. Then, in 2000, we started another company called

done with a pen that has a tip so fine you have to hold a

MindComet using the capital from Think Creative.

magnifying glass in your other hand just to use it.

What’s the best part of your job? The creative

Where do you invest your stock? Tesla Motors

process itself, for sure. I’m very involved in our products

is currently my biggest holding because I believe very

and in working with our engineering and design teams.

strongly in Elon Musk. He’s the CEO of Tesla and the

I love creating new things, disrupting industries, and

co-founder of PayPal and SpaceX. He is the greatest

backing the next YouTube star. However, the most

entrepreneurial mind of all time.

rewarding part of my job is when someone comes to us and says, “Hey, you put my kid through college.”

You refer to yourself an “Apple fan boy” on

network that crowdsources loans to people. Some need capital in order to start up a business. You can invest as little as $25 and up to as much as you like per loan. I’ve gotten phenomenal returns from Lending Club. It’s a real feelgood investment for me. Tell me about your philanthropic efforts. I love Rock for Hunger, a local organization that gives food to the homeless, and Give Kids the World, an Orlandobased charity that helps bring terminally ill children and their whole families to Disney and on other adventures. IZEA also goes into Ronald McDonald House each year to cook dinner for the families living there.

Twitter. While Steve Jobs is missed, Apple is sitting on

Tell me about your love affair with Twitter: I

10 percent of all corporate cash and still delivers the best

What advice will you give your son, Zane? He’s 14

think Twitter’s biggest opportunity is in data. Everyone is

computing products on the planet. I buy Apple products,

months old, so right now, my investment advice to him is

already using Twitter for marketing outside of the Twitter

so I buy Apple stock.

to stop consuming all of his inheritance in diapers.

photo by Richard Johnson

According to Google, there is no such thing as a

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1. Jack Hidary, Dylan Lauren, Wendy Diamond 2. Kelly Killoren Bensimon 3. Michael Albanese, Joseph Meyer, David Von Spreckelsen 4. Herve Bernard, Angelina Jolin 5. Melissa Bolona 6. Dylan Lauren 7. Joseph Meyer, Dylan Lauren, Nicole Meyer 8. Tamara York 9. Faye Penn, Eva Lorenzotti

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Last month, Toll Brothers City Living welcomed The New York Observer and Dylan Lauren to Penthouse 1 of The Touraine in celebration of Laurenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cover on the October issue of NYO Magazine. Penthouse 1 is a stunning five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom duplex residence atop The Touraine, a new boutique condominium situated in the heart of the Upper East Side. The residence was thoughtfully designed for both living and entertaining, and offers the finest finishes as well as a private outdoor space. Penthouse 1 is now available for $20 million.

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SPOTLIGHT: UPPER EAST SIDE THIS MONTH, SCENE TAKES A LOOK INSIDE SOME OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE UPPER EAST SIDE HOMES ON THE MARKET. 19 EAST 72ND STREET $14,500,000 Just off Fifth Avenue and located in one of the Upper East Side’s most prestigious white-glove prewar co-ops, this extraordinary 11-into-10-room duplex is a true residential masterpiece. The grand home—renovated by the world renowned architectural firm of Beyer Blinder Belle— retains the classic prewar layout and details while incorporating modern luxuries to create a dramatic environment for living and entertaining. There are four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, living room, formal dining room, library, windowed eat-in kitchen, staff bedroom, laundry area and a temperature-controlled 800-bottle wine cellar. Cathy Franklin, Brown Harris Stevens, 212.906.9236

200 EAST 61ST STREET #32 ABCDE $8,995,000 This offering—comprised of five residences—spans an entire floor at The Savoy condominium. Once combined, this spectacular home will total over 4,000 square feet, boast four balconies and views in every direction, including Central Park. The Savoy is an elegant full-service building with wonderful amenities such as a 24-hour doorman, concierge service, valet service, on-premises dry cleaner, beautiful 24-hour gym, plus sun deck, party rooms, saunas, package room and garage. Marc J. Palermo, Warburg Realty, 212.380.2410

30 EAST 85TH STREET, 9C $2,495,000 Perfectly situated on Madison Avenue, this mint-condition corner one-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium is located in a white-glove, full-service building moments away from Central Park. The large living room opens to a private balcony, has oversized windows and a partial Central Park view. The home features a custom chef’s kitchen, cherry hardwood herringbone floors, 9-foot ceilings, a separate den and decorative sconces throughout. The oversized master bedroom offers a walk-in, custom-fitted closet and a marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Reba Miller and Tucky Ridder, CORE, 212.726.0913 and 212.612.9633

SCHWAB HOUSE $489,000 This large and sunny alcove studio features 15 feet of windows with a gorgeous garden view. The unit has parquet flooring throughout and a large alcove with double windows and room for a queen bed. The space also includes an oversized kitchen with granite countertops, 8-foot closet, separate locked entry closet and private dressing room with custom cabinetry. The Schwab House, on the Upper West Side, offers luxury amenities including 24-hour doorman, concierge, elevator operator, handymen, and porter service. The building also features two expansive roof decks with free Wi-Fi, plus on-site laundry, dry cleaning, fitness center, bike room, storage, parking garage, playroom and library. Uni Kim Cregan, Sotheby’s International Realty, 212.203.5115

THE CHARLES, 1355 FIRST AVENUE The Charles is the first of its kind in New York City. The building comprises 30 bespoke full-floor four-bedroom residences located on the charming Upper East Side, a neighborhood defined by luxury and elegance. Rising above this storied area is the 32-story glass tower that breaks from the traditional brick architecture of its surroundings while seamlessly blending into the neighborhood with its seven-story limestone base. The Charles distinguishes itself as the epitome of luxury, elegance and grandeur. Town New Development, 212.475.2800

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The newly restored Guggenheim Museum

Galleries The Frick, the Guggenheim, the Met, Neue Galerie. My first date in New York with my husband was at the Frick. Even without that memory, it is a beautiful place of romance

Le Cirque

and inspiration.


Coffee spots

Orsay, Cipriani, Le Cirque, Felice, and Sushi

Bottega del Vino, Via Quadronno, and

Seki are some of my favorite places.

Sant Ambroeus—I’m an Italophile and these

Dining out is an activity I especially like sharing with my children. I’ve started a new tradition of

Italian coffee shops are wonderful places

taking each one alone on lunch dates during the

to spend time and caffeinate. The iced

summer and holidays. It’s fun and unexpected

cappuccino at Via Quadronno is especially

to have a typically adult outing with one of my

rich and delicious.


Fitness, beauty and hair Hair by Turgut is a staple in my routine. Fitness, who knows? Certainly not I. Places to walk: Central Park, Carl Schurz Park.

Sant Ambroeus chocolate cake

alexa hampton the interior designer and author’s local favorites

Hole-in-the-wall restaurants Jackson Hole and The Candy Shop at Lexington and 83rd.

Unique stores in the neighborhood 306 East 61st Street houses two of my favorite Guggenheim photo by David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

antique haunts: I covet almost every item in Lee Calicchio and Niall Smith. Madison Avenue between 86th and 96th is a great place to shop for children’s clothing—because it lands by so many schools.

Bakeries Greenberg Desserts on Madison and 82nd makes my favorite cake of all time—the candy cake. I have had it for almost every single one of my birthdays and now for my kids as well. 124 s c e n e m a g a z i n e n o v e m b e r 2 013

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Hot chocolate served up at Le Pain Quotidien Sally Hershberger salon

Coffee spots Le Pain Quotidien. I love the oversize cup

Fitness, beauty and hair

of hot chocolate and baguette with butter

Sally Hershberger, Punch Fitness Center and Brownings Fitness.

and jam. It makes me feel like I am in Europe.


Unique stores in the neighborhood

Luxembourg & Dayan and the Dominique

You can find beautiful, one-of-a-kind

Levy Gallery, which is a beautiful new space on

fashion and accessories at De-Vera,

Madison Avenue.

Fivestory, VBH—and of course, Lisa Perry.



Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle hotel. It’s a taste

Lady M—they have the best chocolate

of old-world New York. I can picture Audrey

éclair in the world.

Hepburn sitting there with Mr. Givenchy having drinks. It’s very chic.

J.G. Melon—it’s the best burger in New York, hands down! And John’s Pizzeria.


lisa perry the mod designer’s neighborhood digs

Le Charlot, Fred’s at Barneys New York, The

“It makes me feel like I am in Europe.”

East Pole, Scalinatella, Sasabune, 2nd Avenue Deli and Tal Bagels.

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Hole-in-the-wall restaurants

Éclairs from Lady M Confections

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“I live in shopping heaven.”

Donna Karan, Madison Avenue

Places to shop I live in shopping heaven; every store one could want is minutes away—Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la

Ricardo Rojas salon

Renta, J. Crew, Derek Lam.

Beauty and hair

Coffee spots

I’ve been going to Dan Vie on Madison

I am a huge fan of Bel Ami at 68th and

between 65th and 66th, on the second floor, for

Madison. It’s small and intimate and has

manicures and pedicures. I love that you never

great coffee and pastries.

need an appointment, all the women there are

I also enjoy Nespresso on Madison

great and the back rubs are a nice addition.

Avenue at 66th. I like the vibe in there. Their

I love Ricardo Rojas for my blowouts. His new

coffee and hot chocolate are terrific. I have it

salon, on 66th between Madison and Park, is

in my conference room for meetings.

white and bright and has a fabulous terrace. I get


my hair cut and colored further down Madison at Stephen Knoll. He’s my go-to cutter for many

If I’m really in a pinch, Ladurée is a few

many years, and I go to Nicolay for color.

blocks away.

Restaurants I am a devotee of Le Charlot on 69th off Madison. I love eating outside, weather permitting, and the French bistro food is terrific. Bar Italia at Madison and 66th is convenient, and the food is excellent. When I go a little further away in the

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fern mallis the CFDA veteran knows where to find the best shopping and exceptional eateries

neighborhood, I like T-Bar at 3rd and 73rd. The steaks are fabulous, the desserts are insane, and Tony is the best. Chat Noir, at 66th and Madison, is also a good local spot.

healthy and very seasonal—I love the vegetable drinks and smoothies.

Unique stores in the neighborhood I love Solange Azagury-Partridge’s store on Madison. It is such a special jewel box of a store! You’ll find exceptional jewelry, and it’s the home of the Hot Lips ring. Emerald Cup ring by Solange Azagury-Partridge


I am also a huge fan of Rouge Tomate on 60th between Madison and Fifth. The food is

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Dear Annelise, Is it totally wrong to give your number to a man you know you are not interested in? Sometimes I find ignoring a text message or declining a friendship request easier than telling a person that I am not interested. What is a polite way to decline giving your number without using the tired—and also untrue—"I have a boyfriend" line? Dear Miss Molly, Your sensitivity to others must account for why you are a girl in demand. Although I applaud your Polite Park Avenue Princess attitude, I suggest you direct your focus away from what other people might think of you—especially those you have no interest in pursuing a relationship with. It is absolutely fine to ignore a friendship request or a text from a relative stranger. If you consider the pur(suitor), a friend, then pay him the respect of a polite decline such as, “Thank you. I am not available for dinner, but it was great seeing you the other night.” In short, accept (if you’re interested), acknowledge (if you want to be friends) or move-on (if you have no interest in them at all). You’re well on your way from Single Miss to Wedding Bell Blissed.

I am a woman of a certain age. That age is 44. I am in love with everything Alexander Wang designs, especially his perforated logo leather pieces from his last show. But am I too old to wear Wang? My mother, who is 70, wants me in twin sets and flats, but that just isn't my style. Can I Wang-Fun tonight? Or will I be mutton dressed as lamb? Dear Forever 21, I applaud your loyalty to one designer. There are so many choices these days that finding a stylish stride can be difficult in all the fashion traffic. That being said, I do think there is something to be said for aging gracefully. Leggo of your Logo! Rather than head-to-toe perforated leather, try adding some Wang Whimsy to your Carolina Cardigan. Good Luck—and remember: You can always be Forever 21 at heart and modify that NET-A-PORTER shopping cart. True style icons MUST mix—and in this case, Mother knows best. 14 2 s c e n e m a g a z i n e n o v e m b e r 2 013

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Letter from Musto

dear kardashians You’re at a crossroads right now. You’d better take notice, or you could become as obsolete as some of the socialite friends you’ve left in the glitter dust. by michael musto

name the next one after map directions! Just try to get some grounding back as you

After all, mama Kris’s talk show was canceled, even after Kanye came on to unveil a

readjust to civilian life as much as is possible for a family who ritualistically parades

photo of baby North West. (The ratings continued to go South West.) And now there’s

their dysfunctions for dollars.

talk that E! might finally drop Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the ailing show that

Kris, now that you’ve separated from hubby Bruce Jenner, it’s a good time to enjoy

attracted viewers who continually murmured, “Why are these people famous again?”

some alone time and learn to love yourself. Take a Calgon bath! But Khloe, you needn’t

These developments could be truly life-shaking for you guys. You might even have to

join Mom in singlehood, despite all the mass pressure to do so. The clichéd thing for

change your outfits one more time!

me to say would be, “Drop the zero, and get with the hero,” but those kinds of homilies were canceled along with various talk shows. They carry little weight in the real world. I

the public. Shocking, I know, but, hey, give it a try. If your show is canceled, you’re going

actually respect you for arguing that true love runs deep and others shouldn’t judge your

to have to recapture some normalcy by simply having relationships with each other in lieu

situation. I also feel that addiction is an illness, not something you drop a partner for, and

of acting them out with cameras in the room and releases to sign. And that’s not going to

if he’s straying, then maybe you can work it out through therapy. But if you can’t, please

be easy, especially as Khloe has to deal with cheating, cracky Lamar and Kim is devoted

aim for a serious shake-up, and realize that your off-screen life should be better than

to icky, narcissistic Kanye. Mind you, you’ve done brilliantly at spinning an industry out of mouthy lips and a pillowy asses. I have to say I don’t wish any of you ill will for what you’ve managed

your on-screen one. On a reality show, the worse off you are, the better. However, in real life, no one’s applauding when you’re crying and tearing your hair out. Furthermore, Kardashians, please stop tweeting and Instagramming your every

to milk out of the biz. I don’t even hold it against you that the late patriarch of the

thought bubble and gossip moment. That’s what sucked so much of the life out of your

family was the guy who reportedly helped get O.J. off. (That wasn’t your fault. No one

show! People already knew every single thing you were up to, so they no longer needed

asked to be born to a lawyer.) And I actually like you, Kim. I’ve found you a perfectly

to tune in to watch you going through the melodramatic motions. Keep some things to

fine celeb, especially since I have a soft spot for 15-minute stars and the scandalous

yourselves for a change. Just stand there and think for a second! You can do it!

charisma that makes people notice them. But when you’re at the 20-minute mark and alarms are going off, it’s time to hush up and start listening for a second. Now’s the perfect moment to take some time off, Kardashians. You must be

And travel the world—not for photo ops but to actually experience different cultures and come back a little enlightened. Develop some substance, and then maybe you can start a talk or reality show, which actually has something to say. You must have

exhausted from all the posing, posturing and spin-controlling. Give the public—and

learned a lot from having been scrutinized with such a burning intensity. (Even you,

yourselves—a chance to get over your massive overexposure. Don’t pitch any pilots

Kourtney and Rob. Yes, we know you’re there.) So live, enjoy, grow and then come

for a few months. Don’t show any more photos of the baby, even to friends. And don’t

back for more. I’m giving you a second chance, you crazy fame mongers. Mwah.

“Please stop tweeting and Instagramming your every thought bubble and gossip moment.”

“We were quite different; I was getting into trouble while Alexis enjoyed tea with the dean.”

by John Sciulli/ getty images

What you actually need to do is focus on your lives for a while rather than live them for

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