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Malin Akerman: wears Sweater by Matthew Williamson.

Features 46 Malin Akerman By Jennifer Wright 52 Diego Garcia By Max Kessler 58 KAWS By Marissa Mule 64 Nightlife Hotspots: Atrium Dumbo, Bar Naná, The East Pole, The High Line Hotel, Viceroy New York, Sant Ambroeus, Monarch, The Malrton Hotel, The Writing Room

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ben kulo

A Brooklyn-based photographer and artist, Kulo shot singer Diego Garcia for this issue. “He’s a musician who knows how to collaborate with others,” Kulo observes of Garcia. “He’s got a great presence and easy style.” Kulo mentions Do or Dine in Brooklyn as one of his favorite restaurant finds and adds, “In New York I’m all about experiencing something new whether that’s a new restaurant or bar or a new band and hopefully being pleasantly surprised in the process.”

jennifer wright

The editor in chief of the stylish NYO Section at The New York Observer and also SCENE’s deputy editor, Wright interviewed Malin Akerman for this month’s cover story. “I was surprised to find Malin so down to earth and friendly,” Wright says. “And we're both Canadians!” The former editor in chief of TheGloss. com, Wright’s work has been featured in Glamour, Salon.com, Time Out New York, Popular Mechanics and Maxim. She also interviewed nightlife guru Nur Khan at home and wrote about The Writing Room, which took over the old Elaine’s space. Wright grew up in Chicago, but now calls New York home. “There's not another city in the world where you can wander into a dive bar and find a lychee martini on the menu.”

Weiss, the new social editor of SCENE, debuts his regular nightlife column “The FÊTEration” this month with a glamorous red-eye report on every party, after-party and after-after-party Fashion Week had on the calendar. “I loved hanging out with Pharrell,” Weiss says. “He’s down to earth and has the same birthday as me.” Weiss also interviews the guys behind luxury accessories brand M. de Phocas and Arlene Harrison, the most fierce gatekeeper in the city, as she holds the keys to the gilded gates of Gramercy Park.

Jennifer wright photo by fernando gomez; zachary weiss photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

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we love the nightlife

Growing up in Manhattan, it’s a given that I love the nightlife. I started hitting clubs way before I was of legal age. (My mother was O.K. with me going to discos at 16—at least she knew where I was.) I still get a teenage rush when I walk into a fabulous new hot spot filled with New York’s most stylish PYTs. For our Nightlife Issue, we sent reporters all over the city to scout the latest lounges, chic restaurants and hipster hotels. Have you been to Bar Naná, where Prabal Gurung held his Fashion Week after-party? Or dined on the fancy food at Monarch? And you must hang out at hotelier Sean Macpherson’s Marlton, which will surely make once-trendy Eighth Street cool again. Clip and save SCENE's nightlife field guide, and get ready to book a table or room or get behind the velvet ropes at the city’s best new spots. Cover star Malin Akerman, best known for being blond, beautiful and hysterically funny, plays the legendary Debbie Harry in the film CBGB (a club I was a regular at during my late teen punk period). Harry, who is still seen around town, is a New York nightlife goddess, and Akerman channels the bleached and brassy Blondie persona perfectly. Akerman is a new mother but hardly a homebody. She confesses to Deputy Editor Jennifer Wright that she is no stranger to the decadent charms of the Boom Boom Room or even a drunken jaunt to Roberta's in Brooklyn. An epic night out needs the right soundtrack, and singer Diego Garcia (who admits to Max Kessler that he might have partied a little too hard when he first arrived in Manhattan) has released his second album, which makes us want to lounge around the lobby of the very right-now Highline Hotel (see page 67) surrounded by languid, leggy models sipping martinis and puffing, uh, e-cigarettes. So turn up the volume on Blondie’s classic disco anthem “Heart of Glass,” and paint the town gold. See you on the dance floor.

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style Go team (jessica) stam, isabel marant, terry de gunzburg, mao pr turns 15, converse x margiela, amanda ross, frida and diego

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Street-wear chic meets high fashion with LPD, the line now

Clear your morning SoulCycle class on

Haute Parfumerie Paris

famous for a series of T-shirts featuring fashion designer

Nov. 14 as Parisian designer Isabel

Beauty maven Terry de Gunzburg, the

names and their birthdates on the back of mesh basketball

Marant’s collaboration with H&M hits stores

mastermind of Yves Saint Laurent’s ingenious

jerseys. “I had the idea one night as an homage to all of the

and online. Marant’s fans will snatch up the

concealer pen, Touche Éclat, is launching her

designers I admired in the same manner as people look up

casual hippie chic knits, lace-up leather

first fragrance collection. “I had to ignore the dos

to athletes,” says Benjamin Fainlight, who founded LPD,

pants and boho print belts. And for the first

and don’ts imposed by trends or by commercial

which means "les plus dores" (“most golden” in French)

time ever, Marant has created a collection

belief,” Gunzburg says. “Free from any restrictions,

last year. “It’s a way of showing allegiance to a designer.

for men too. Oui, oui. hm.com

I have followed my instinct to create pure, original

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You can directly communicate that you love Alexander

and extravagantly high-quality fragrances.” The

McQueen without actually wearing alien heels.” For the

collection is comprised of five scents and takes

first time, Fainlight is paying homage to a model. Canadian

inspiration from the garden, contemporary art and

stunner Jessica Stam has her own Team Stam shirt, with

haute couture, naturellement.

proceeds benefiting the Many Hopes organization. Expect to see fashion power players in Team Stam all over the city. Theophilus London, Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne are already LPD fans. Golden!

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5. CONVERSE KICKS WITH MARGIELA TOPPINGS

Former design assistants to Marc Jacobs at Perry Ellis, brothers Mauricio and Roger

The surreal and the everyday have collided in the form of a footwear

Padilha are celebrating 15-years since the inception of their MAO Public Relations

collaboration marrying the ever-enigmatic Maison Martin Margiela and

company. Mauricio says, “Marc said to me, ‘You like to talk a lot. You should work in PR.’”

streetwear mainstay Converse. Anticipate long lines of Downtown bloggers

One of the first designers the brothers represented was Jason Wu. “He came to us with dolls and was like, ‘I want to be a fashion designer. All of the customers that buy my dolls want me to design clothes for them.’” “I looked at Jason and said, “Come back in a few months and bring me the designs that you've designed for these dolls but in human size, and we'll take you on,” Mauricio remembers. Three months later, Wu came back with seven outfits—and that became his first collection.

looking to score the two styles—a high-top Chuck Taylor and low-top Jack Purcell—both of which are dipped (laces, soles and all) in signature Margiela white paint designed to chip off and reveal the colored canvas beneath. “The Maison has always been obsessed with white,” the elusive brand tells us. “It is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoe asserts itself.” z ach a ry w eis s

MAO PR’s current roster of clients include The Blonds (a favorite of Britney Spears), Rebecca Taylor and Patricia Field, to name a few. Roger and Mauricio have also jessica stam photo by sydney reising

compiled books on designer Steven Sprouse and illustrator Antonio Lopez. They even launched a limited edition Antonio line of makeup with Mac Cosmetics. Next up: two more comprehensive and collectible fashion books. maopr.com. eliz a k rp oya n

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Style — The Cut

“UPTOWN GIRL, PART-TIME BOHEMIAN.” Top to bottom: Hobo Bag by Celine, net-a-porter.com; Love, Don’t Be Shy fragrance by Kilian, saks.com; Nighttime Eye Rejuvenating cream by Clinique, bloomingdales.com; Ivory Sable Fur Coat by J. Mendel, 1stdibs.com; suade BB pumps by Manolo Blahnik, saks.com

amanda ross

The DEPARTURES magazine fashion director reveals her essentials Favorite designers: Joseph Altuzarra, Maria Grazia

I Pezzi Dipinti cashmere scarf, Persol sunglasses and iPhone. Right now I am coveting: Tom Ford velvet-trimmed black

Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli for Valentino, Tom Ford and

jacket. Céline hobo bag. Saint Laurent Black chain Betty

Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. Style inspiration: Monica

bag. Lalanne flower jewelry and the Picasso choker at Louisa

Vitti, Francoise Hardy and Audrey Hepburn. Go-to shoe

Guinness Gallery in London. Fragrance: I love Don’t Be Shy

for a night out: Manolo Blahnik suede BB pumps. Most

by Kilian. Beauty product I can’t live without: Nighttime

prized piece of clothing: My little sable jacket. I’m sort of

rejuvenating creams by Clinique. If I could live in another

known to love and wear fur anywhere, all year round, even in

decade, it would be: I’m definitely a 20th-century spirit: the

sunny places like Los Angeles. I collect: Purple notebooks

age of invention, discovery and travel and making up new

from Papier Plus. I have been writing, creating journals and

rules and not breaking the old ones. Living scandalous times

inspiration books since 1993. Crystals from Venusrox.

with Picasso and the F. Scott Fitzgeralds, Brancusi and

Butterflies from Deyrolle. First-edition books and books in general. Elsa Peretti silver and crystal. Turquoise. Jewelry. I never leave home without ... my

Peggy Guggenheim, sitting front row to see the New Look at Christian Dior. My style in three words: Uptown girl, part-time bohemian.

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“THERE HAVE BEEN TWO GREAT ACCIDENTS IN MY LIFE. ONE WAS THE TROLLEY, AND THE OTHER WAS DIEGO. DIEGO WAS BY FAR THE WORST.” 1.

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2. The skulls are inspired by the Day of the Dead—a Mexican tradition in celebration of the dead. Every year since Frida's death, the Mexican people honor her in their Day of the Dead ceremonies with flowers, skulls and bright colors in remembrance of her bold personality. Black Lace Skull Mismatch Earring by Betsey Johnson, betseyjohnson.com 3. After a severe accident and on bed rest, Kahlo’s father offered her his oil paints to keep her busy. This was the start of her artistic career.

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Grumbacher Academy Oil Color Sets, dickblick.com 4. In 1929, Frida Kahlo married Diego Rivera, who statement accessories. Brass necklace with multicolor, fused stones and red agate by IOSSELLIANI, IOSSELLIANI; 4 West 29th Street, iosselliani.com 5. Echoing her long, dark, braided and interwoven hair, Kahlo

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frequently wore floral headdresses in honor of her culture. Large Flower Crown Headwrap, urbanoutfitters.com 6. Unashamed of her masculine features, Kahlo emphasized her upper-lip peach fuzz by pouting a bold red lip color. Color Balm Lipstick in Ruby (deep red), stilacosmetics.com

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Diego Rivera feeds his parrots.

1. Diego had a very clean clothing style in comparison to his wife’s eclectic dress. He kept it simple by wearing denim button-downs and khaki pants. Levi's Barstow Western Shirt, us.levi.com 2. Designer Steven Alan embraced Mexican tradition by putting together a collection of pieces inspired by the simplistic, toned-down elements of Diego's style. Steven Alan Fall 2013: Classic Point Collar Shirt, Oliver Suit Pant, Casey Belt, Wedge Blucher, stevenalan.com 3. The plaid tie was a staple for Rivera. His paintings and fashion style were much darker then that of Kahlo; he both painted and dressed mainly in blues, browns and blacks. Paul Stuart Woven Silk Tartan Plaid Tie, paulstuart.com 4. Diego Rivera was known for his huge murals. He did only one painting with an easel of Kahlo. Plein Air Easels by Jullian, dickblick.com 5. Rivera's murals were about Mexican history, social inequality and his left-wing political beliefs. He frequently wore the infamous artist apron when working. Robert Ware Wheel Thrower's Apron, dickblick.com

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fêteration: nyfw edition text by zachary weiss Welcome to the first edition of FÊTEration, the column for everyone who isn’t

collection. The Lim launch is comical as I watch frantic fashionistas fight tooth

afraid to be the first one to arrive and the last one to leave the best parties in

and nail for their waifish sizes, while I thumb through the largely untouched

New York. And if you miss a bash or two—fear not, I'll give you the scoop on

men’s section. Those in-the-know then transfer over to The Boom Boom Room

everything that happened.

for the swanky bar’s fifth anniversary blowout. The space is adorned with a

New York Fashion Week keeps my Instagram in overdrive. Runway shows,

ceiling covered in gold balloons, gilded cotton-candy snacks and a gaggle of

after-parties, and nights that find me sandwiched between teen heartthrob Joe

girls covered in gold sequins. I spot Zachary Quinto and Genevieve Jones.

Jonas and photographer Steven Taylor—epic doesn't begin to describe the

Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo was rocking a leopard jumpsuit.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5: The first day starts off with the private release of the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

Friday is the official first day of the NYFW calendar. I start off at Lincoln Center for the Nautica Black Sail show where Josh Henderson sits front row. From 25

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Clockwise from top left: Nicki Minaj; Paris Hilton, River Viiperi; Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas; Rita Ora.

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there I carry on to Milk for the Cushnie et Ochs show (opened by NYFW MVP

space into a Harajuku paradise complete with nail salon, arcade games and

supermodel Karlie Kloss). After it’s VPL’s athletically inspired show at Avenues:

sake dispensaries. The night carries on as a steady flow of VIPs make their way

The World School gym and then back to Lincoln Center for the Todd Snyder

through the scene: Rihanna, Miguel, Steven Klein and A$AP Rocky, before Nicki

menswear presentation, where I have my first brush with the frères Jonas.

Minaj commands the stage to perform a set of Wang’s favorite hits. “I know you

Following this full day is the first of many full nights. Making the rounds, I hit Harlow for The Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards hosted by the

guys didn’t just come here for the free alcohol,” Wang announces to the crowd before introducing Minaj and dancing with her on stage throughout her set.

magazine’s editor-in-chief, Brandusa Niro. “The raison d’etre of our publication is to celebrate the fashion world and Fashion Week and its players, so we’ve done that. The fashion media deserves to be celebrated,” Niro tells me. The

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th The next morning I’m joined by more hip-hop heavyweights at the Hood by Air

event turns out to be a sleeper hit of sorts and the small venue is soon packed

show, where Kanye West sits front row alongside his stylist, Virgil Abloh. I then

to the gills with famous faces like Lady Gaga and Bruce Weber. I catch up with

make a mad dash for the DKNY show at Cedar Lake, which is tremendously

Kate Upton just before the start of the ceremonies. “I’m really happy that I’m

on-trend with ‘90s logo-heavy looks shown to a soundtrack of hits from 1988 (the

here and get to celebrate with everybody,” Kate says modestly through giggles,

year of the brand’s launch) and closed by pop sensation and DKNY face Rita Ora.

“I love all of the events during Fashion Week, that’s the best part. The clothes

Presentations from menswear powerhouses Public School and Mark McNairy

and the celebrating, I just love being a part of it!”

follow, before Y-3 hosts their usual larger-than-life runway show. This year it was

Right after, I race downtown for Billy Reid’s menswear show. After riding in The McKittrick Hotel’s pre-war elevator, I arrive at the Gallow Green rooftop for Reid’s show where a southern bayou experience—bourbon included—is already in full swing for guests.

among the marble columns and under the cavernous ceiling of the post office on 31st street and attended by Justin Bieber, NYFW’s celeb of the week. DKNY’s 25th anniversary after-party brings out a street-savvy set that includes Ora, along with surprise performances by Iggy Azalea and A$AP Rocky, who all take the stage before presenting Donna Karan with a taxi-shaped cake

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th Saturday starts with “Project Runway” alum Christian Siriano’s collection (inspired by Mexico’s Isle of Woman) followed by a subdued footwear presentation by Alejandro Ingelmo at The Standard Hotel. I follow this up with

commemorating the brand’s anniversary. In a rare sight, the crowd witnesses Donna and — gasp — her accompanying models, including Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls, feeding each other cake: calories and all! Late night, The Tribeca Grand hosts a hushed opening of Paul Sevigny’s new

a rapid lap through Milk MADE’s emerging womenswear presentations, which

unnamed nightlife venture. “It’s called something different every time,” security

includes a hilariously raunchy balloon-dog crewneck by Ostwald Helgason.

informs me, but whether that’s a frequent practice for the venue or the name

Then it's back uptown to Lincoln Center for Charlotte Ronson’s celeb-heavy

is yet to be decided remains unclear. Downtown fixtures Sky Ferreira, Brandon

“I'm not your t ypical vain model with pictures of myself every where!” —Linda Evangelista

presentation, where Paris and Nicky Hilton, Kate Nash, Rashida Jones and

Flowers and Brendan Fallis all stop in for a cocktail or four. Get ready for many

Jessica Stam all show face.

more memorable nights to come at this new spot.

On the Upper East Side, I join Carine Roitfeld to toast the opening of her son Vladimir’s exhibition of Peter Lindbergh photographs at 5A East 78th Street (In case you missed it, the exhibit is open until October 4th). The three-floor

Monday turns out to be the first in a succession of three days where my

townhouse hosting the retrospective is a layer cake of models from across the

fashion calendar is kicked into overdrive. My morning begins at Pier 94, where

globe, all of whom come to pay their respects to Lindbergh, who seems to be

Tommy Hilfiger shows his beach-inspired women’s collection, complete with

genuinely surprised that he is being honored this evening. “It’s beautiful that

a sand dune runway. “It’s Melrose to Malibu,” Hilfiger tells me preshow. I also

they have such an interest. I don’t know why I was chosen,” claims Lindbergh,

catch up with Tommy’s daughter, Ally Hilfiger, backstage, where she is already

“Vladimir is not a photographer, so that makes it very special. It is also special

sporting a look from the collection. “It was my favorite show of his so far,” she

because this is a small show. Usually an exhibition is 250 images. I did 35 here.

gushes, “I just moved to California two months ago, so I’m kind of a California

It is so exclusive and so beautiful to see this together. I really had to choose

girl, I guess. I also loved the streetwear elements. The '90s are back baby!”

from the heart.” The den mother of the model set and iconic star of many of

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I spend the remainder of the day alongside SCENE’s Editor-in-Chief Peter

Lindbergh’s photographs, Linda Evangelista, is there, too. "This photo behind

Davis, who, I am convinced, is the mayor of New York. In the brief trip between

us is one of only two photos of myself I have in my home,” she points out as we

the stellar Ovadia & Sons presentation at the Eyebeam Art Center to The

stand in front of her legendary 1989 portrait. “I'm not your typical vain model

Standard Hotel to see Hannah Bronfman DJ the Azede Jean Pierre presentation,

with pictures of myself everywhere!" With that, I snap a photo of Linda against

I count no less than five people on the street who come to offer us (OK, mostly

the backdrop of herself and jet down to Pier 17 for the always-epic Alexander

Peter) greetings, including the petite Olivia Palermo. We continue on to the

Wang after-party.

Thom Browne show to take in his surreal creations front row, set to an insane

The theme for Wang’s celebration is a Tokyo street market, achieved in outlandish ways, the first of which is the conversion of the shuttered Pier 17 mall

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Scoop — FÊTEration show, "The Face") at the Alice + Olivia presentation. The rest of the evening belongs to the Italians, where we travel to the heights of the Upper East Side to celebrate Vogue Italia’s “8 Short Videos X 8 Long Stories” exhibit at the Italian Trade Commission, and Pirelli’s Young Italian Designers Industrial Prize at the Italian Cultural Institute (where I see style icon Lee Radziwill). Both events are hosted by Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani. Further uptown, Cameron Silver throws an intimate affair at a private residence for the release of his book, "DECADES: A Century of Fashion," along with Regis and Joy Philbin. We stop in before running back downtown to the spectacular new Highline Hotel to catch the tail end of Arden Wohl’s presentation of vegan shoes she created in collaboration with Cri de Coeur. The night is capped by two downtown fêtes, the first of which takes place at The Dream Downtown to congratulate Scott Lipps on his new book, "PopLipps." The space fills up quickly in anticipation of a promised performance by Courtney Love. The tiara-wearing, filterless rocker croons some of her crowdpleasing hits like “Malibu” and “Mono” with Lipps backing her up on drums before she offers the odd thought that, “You know what guys? Katy Perry annoys the fuck outta me,” before taking another drag of her cigarette and leaving the stage in a sea of camera-phone flashes. On to Le Baron, we finish the night with the annual “NYNY” party, where Tommy Saleh assembles the likes of Alexander Skarsgard, Zachary Quinto, Richard Chai and Johan Lindberg to cut a rug dancing to tracks by Crystal Castles' moody, gloomy front man, Ethan Kath. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th The Bergdorf Goodman men’s store is my first stop on the party trail. Town & Country editor-in-chief Jay Fielden greets guests on the store’s third floor along with designers Thom Brown, Michael Bastian and Jason Wu. The absence of the magazine’s cover star, Hugh Jackman, leaves some a bit disappointed (he is on the invitation), but it is nothing a cocktail couldn’t fix. I then make a quick stop at Harlow for Us Weekly’s “Most Stylish New Yorkers” party, where I again cross paths with the Jonas Brothers, along with Brooke Shields, rapper Eve and a seemingly always beaming Christie Brinkley. Tiffany’s Atlas collection launch is next, where guests like Karen Elson and blogger heavyweights Aimee Song and Chiara Ferragni celebrated on the store’s main floor. I then head downtown for the last few minutes of the Novak Djokovic Foundation’s predinner cocktails, where Naomi Campbell debuts a new bobbed look, and guests Goldie Hawn, Jesse Metcalfe, Ricky Gervais, Ryan Lochte and Anna Wintour help raise $2.5 million for the underprivileged children in Djokovic’s native Serbia. Three fetes still remain, the first of which brings out the unlikely duo of Carmelo Anthony and Jeff Koons, who are together to reveal the “Venus,” a champagne caddy of sorts designed by Koons for Dom Perignon. “The first thing that came to mind was to do this balloon Venus, because it really represents a continuation of life energy,” Koons explains, “I think

the balloon Venus represents that.” From an outsider looking in,

Opposite page: Casey Neistat, Candice Pool

the balloon Venus is essentially a chic (and pricy) way to store a

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is the biological narrative, our genes and our DNA,and I think This page: Anna dello Russo; Olivier Zahm, Lindsay Lohan

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Opposite page: Terry Richardson, Carine Roitfeld; This page: Lady Gaga; Thom Browne, Dree Hemingway.

bottle of Dom Perignon 2003 Rosé. The limited edition piece will be available for a

cocktails at Nur Khan’s Electric Room for Vs Magazine. A quick stop at The

mere $20,000.

Boom Boom Room for the Chez André & Purple Magazine party is also in order,

The next stop is nearby at the Jane Hotel, where Barney’s celebrated the release of their new fall campaign images starring Lou Dillon shot by Inez and Vinoodh. Photographer pals Bruce Weber and Casey Neistat are also on the scene, along with street-style powerhouse Anna Dello Russo. By now the Djokovic benefit has finished, and Naomi, being the high priestess

where a subdued Lindsay Lohan is camped out on a banquette, Diet Coke and all, while nearby Leonardo DiCaprio chats up a set of beautiful blondes. My final stop of the circuit is Jeremy Scott’s after-party at Good Units in the basement of The Hudson Hotel. Scott holds court with an eccentric group like magazine editor Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, sitting pretzel-style in a full look

of the model clique, moves on to hold court at Interview Magazine’s Model Issue

from the show. I choose to park myself at the adjacent table with Team Jonas,

party at Monarch. After breaking through the throngs of some overzealous body

where Joe and model girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler dance together atop a

guards, I find myself inside with boldfaced names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris

banquette before A$AP Rocky takes the stage at 2 a.m.

Hilton and her model beau River Viiperi, Tobey Maguire and Daphne Guinness. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th In an attempt to inject a bit of patriotism into the fashion set on Wednesday, I step off the elevator at the penthouse of The Standard East Village wearing

of the fragrance, is the first to arrive wearing a leg-bearing slinky black number.

my American flag pants, only to find Pharrell staring down at them. Whether it

She is followed by a slew of fashion types who all come with their respective

is in admiration or disgust I’ll never know, but we easily strike up a conversation

muses in tow. What is the job of a muse exactly? “To inspire!” model Joan

about his new Céline kicks, our shared birthdays and the new art pieces he

Smalls tells me, “You have to evoke some type of emotion in the person that

created with artist Daniel Arsham that we are here to celebrate. “Daniel asked

you're working for.” InStyle editor-in-chief Ariel Foxman arrives alongside Drew

me what the first piece of equipment was that I used, and it was that,” he tells

Barrymore, while Amy Astley appears with Hailee Steinfeld. Mary-Kate and

me pointing to Arsham’s plaster keyboard sculpture, “That was the keyboard

Ashley Olsen come with Tom Pecheux, and couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter

that Chad [Hugo] owned, and that was my first experience creating real music

Sarsgaard show up sweetly hand-in-hand.

so it's cool to see it become art.”

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I devote my Thursday evening solely to the launch of Estée Lauder’s new Modern Muse fragrance at The Guggenheim Museum. Arizona Muse, the face

It is then back to Meatpacking mania. First for The Blonds' drag-heavy space-exploration inspired show at Milk Studios, followed by a round of

I would like to welcome you as an official member of the FÊTEration. See you next month.

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Talk to Matthew Healy, lead singer and guitarist of The 1975, and you’ll come away convinced: this band knows exactly what its doing. That’s because Healy offers up a bevy of surprisingly well thought-out arguments for every move The 1975 has made. The indie-rock quartet, which includes Healy, Ross McDonald, Adam Hanna and George Daniel, didn’t just spring out of nowhere. They started playing music

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the 1975 know exactly what they’re doing

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The 1975

Piper Ferguson

“We’ve become defined by being quite indefinable.” at the tender age of 13 and released their hit “Sex” in 2011 under the moniker

“It’s difficult, really. Our band has always had these stylistic polarities. We’ve

of The Slowdown. Now, as The 1975, they’re gunning for the big time. Signed

become defined by being quite indefinable.” Indeed, The 1975 have a little bit

by Interscope, the band’s new self-titled record was produced by Mike Crosse,

of everything for the emo-indie kid: the out-and-out rock ‘n’ roll of “Sex,” the

whose credits include Arctic Monkeys. The album was wildly successful, landing

glistening synths of “M.O.N.E.Y.” and the drum-heavy groove of “The City.” For

the boys gigs opening for the Rolling Stones and Muse.

Healy, the musical ambiguity is a simple reflection of contemporary life: “With our

Fortunately, The 1975 can’t be pigeonholed into one of the niches that inhabit the indie universe, a circumstance that inspires one of Healy’s analytical musings:

band, we create in the same way that we consume. No one in our generation consumes media in a linear form.” We’re convinced.

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catching disco fever every saturday night at giorgio’s text by peter davis photography by t yler curtis Disco is not dead. In fact, it is feverishly alive and sonically booming on

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poor,” is how Bryan Rabin, who produces Giorgio’s with DJ Adam 12, describes his party. A nightlife legend in Los Angeles, Rabin had given up the club world in 2001. But when DJ Adam 12 asked him to relaunch the nightclub Mmhmmm at

Sunset Boulevard, where Giorgio’s, a weekly dance party named after the

Andre Balazs’ Standard Hotel, Rabin decided to jump back under the strobe light

legendary 73-year-old music producer Giorgio Moroder, has become

one more time. “I was always interested in the art of the mix,” he says.

Hollywood’s most stylish celebrity clubhouse. What to expect on a Saturday night at The Standard Hotel when Giorgio’s

On the dance floor (where all the action is) are famous faces, fancy socialites and the fashion elite. Yet Giorgio’s star moment was when Moroder himself

starts at 10 p.m. (and keeps going and going)? Mick Jagger strutting next

showed up with wife, Francesca. “It totally blew my mind,” Rabin gushes

to P. Diddy on the dance floor. Daphne Guinness in shiny metallic robot

with boyish glee. “The whole club was buzzing that the man, the legend, the

couture perched on a banquette. Movie stars such as Henry “Superman” Cavill

producer who created the music we worship every week was amongst us.”

and Maria Bello mingling with fashion designers Prabal Gurung, Haider

Moroder, who has won numerous Grammy and Academy Awards, sat like

Ackerman and Olivier Theyskens. And rock stars galore: Lenny Kravitz (and

royalty in a booth with the three original members of Bananarama. Guests like

daughter Zoë), Kylie Minogue, Billy Idol, Rufus Wainwright and bands such

singer Jody Watley came over to pay respect. DJ Adam 12 put on an extended

as Massive Attack, Justice and The Black Keys, to name just a few.

version of the Moroder track “The Chase,” and in true disco style, the crowd

“Uptown to downtown, gay to straight, black to white, surreal to hysterical, rich to

threw its arms in the air and danced the night away.

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“MY FIRST PERFORMANCE WAS IN FRONT OF 3,000 PEOPLE AND I LOVED IT” ansel elgort is about to be very famous TEXT BY JASMINE LOMBARDI

PHOTOGRAPH BY JUAN ALGARIN

Ansel Elgort charmed the A-list style set by tap dancing on stage at

“Swan Lake” at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet at the tender age of

the 2011 CFDAs with Vogue's Grace Coddington. Elgort was assisting

9. “My first performance was in front of 3,000 people and I loved it. I was so in

Coddington in presenting his father, legendary photographer Arthur Elgort,

love with it, supposedly I went to my mother and said , ‘Mom, this is what I want

with the CFDA Board of Directors Special Tribute Award. “I feel most

to do for the rest of my life.' ”

comfortable on stage,” Elgort said afterward. As a child, his father often took him along on shoots. “He would just want us in

This month Elgort makes his big-screen debut in “Carrie,” the reboot of Stephen King’s 1974 novel. Sissy Spacek starred in the 1976 movie version. Elgort plays Tommy Ross, the high school heartthrob who takes

sitting there playing a computer game. Because we grew up with cameras in front

Carrie, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, to the prom. Elgort admits he hasn’t

of us we didn’t care about being in a picture, we were just there.”

seen the original movie, directed by Brian De Palma. “I wanted to approach

Elgort’s love for performing came through dancing in “The Nutcracker” and

it like it was totally new,” he says.

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the background. There’s a shot he took of Karolina Kurkova in a trailer, and I’m

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greats aims to be the greatest sneaker brand in the world TEXT BY PETER DAVIS

ILLUSTRATION BY HEATHER PIESKE

Most every guy is a “sneaker head,” meaning he craves, collects and covets

the greatest styles in sneaker history. Then we add our design and brand DNA

sneakers to the point of obsession. An impressive sneaker arsenal is an expensive

on top of that.” Greats have only released two models thus far: “The Wilson”

venture (just peek into the closet of any rap star) and haunting stores before they

and “The Royale” (which is like an Adidas Stan Smith as reimagined by Martin

sell out of the latest Nike Air Jordans takes time and energy. With this in mind,

Margiela), but the response has been tremendous. “We get emails from all over

Ryan Babenzien and Jon Buscemi, two well-known creative minds in the

the world asking why we can't ship to England or Australia or when are we

world of streetwear, have launched Greats, an online-only sneaker collection that

going to offer a black Wilson model,” Babenzien reports proudly.

delivers customers a fashionable footwear fix for a fraction of the cost of visiting a

Next up for Greats is a “retro runner” and a “trail runner” with the much-loved,

store. Babenzien mentions a Charles Eames quote—“The best to the most for the

sturdy and comfortable Vibram sole. No matter how popular Greats grows, they

least”—summing up the philosophy behind Greats.

promise to keep their kicks stylish and affordable. The team approaches their

Adapting the blueprint Warby Parker uses to sell eyeglasses, Greats designs

sneaker business like a sporting event, which they are playing to win. Naturally,

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sneakers and shoes and regularly rolls out new styles on their website at

the Greats Instagram feed is filled with legendary sports imagery. “The idea that

affordable prices. “Jon and I pick classic silhouettes that everyone will know and

we're going to be saving the customer money is my No. 1,” Babenzien says,

recognize,” Babenzien explains. “That's where the name literally comes from,

sounding like a true champion.

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“We were quite different; I was getting into trouble while Alexis enjoyed tea with the dean.” gentleman prefer m. de phocas text by zachary weiss photography by ben kulo

Manhattan where they reunited to apprentice in the Diamond District before launching M. de Phocas.

Jesus Torres and Alexis Zambrano are the creators of the wildly popular

Today, the guys operate out of a studio in Chelsea. Their design process

men’s accessories brand M. de Phocas. Named after the main character in Jean

is organic. "It's always great when we have a new idea that we bounce back

Lorrain's 1901 novel, "Monsieur de Phocas," the collection, mainly cuff links, are

and forth, joke around with it and see what the finished product becomes,"

elegant and cheeky, like hamsters in a wheel or enamel gummy bears. A tiepin of

Zambrano explains. And now they are starting to make pieces for glamorous

a banana peel is described as “the remains of Josephine Baker’s dress.”

girls. They crafted custom pansy earrings for the doyenne of good taste,

The design partners were childhood neighbors in Monterrey, Mexico, and

Carolina Herrera, and Indre Rockefeller bought the banana-peel stickpin.

later went to boarding school at age 12 in New Hampshire together. Torres, the

A personal favorite for females is a "Three Little Pigs & Big Bad Wolf" ring

rebellious one, confesses, "We were quite different; I was getting into trouble

made exclusively for a Moda Operandi women's capsule collection. While

while Alexis enjoyed tea with the dean.” What the two had in common was

the women's accessories market is still mostly uncharted territory for them,

their love for art and design. But following school, Zambrano headed to Paris,

Zambrano says that's the next step. "We intend to eventually become an

where he enrolled in cooking classes at the Ritz Hotel, while Torres entered

accessory-based brand for both gentlemen and ladies that share a similar liking

Pratt Institute's architecture program. By a stroke of luck, they met again in

for our curiosity and humor."

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Travel — Postcards

martha stewart Everywhere I go, I seek out creative entrepreneurs, whether it's artisans and craftsmen, small farmers and gardeners, or restaurateurs that use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed, so I try to visit all the local markets, stores and boutiques I can to lend support. The highlight of my summer was my visit to the Annual Trade Secrets garden event in Sharon, Conn., which showcases rare plants and beautiful garden antiques. I love this event so much that I mark it in my calendar a year ahead of time. This year, like always, I met some extraordinary gardeners, potters and craftsmen and filled a van with beautiful plants to take home. I've been supporting some of the same small businesses for years, and it's always a pleasure to see how they're progressing. Many of these talented people have been featured on my personal daily blog on marthastewart.com and highlighted in my magazine, Martha Stewart Living. They've been considered for our annual American Made celebration, which will be in New York City Oct. 15-17. As in years past, we'll be showcasing a selection of honorees and “makers,” including several I encountered in my recent travels. Being able to put them in the spotlight and give them wider recognition—that’s a great feeling.

"This was the men’s final night at the U.S. Open in September when [Rafael] Nadal played [Novak] Djokovic. I was rooting for Nadal. (He won!)"

"Peony’s Envy fro m New Jersey is an excellent source of beautiful peon y plants."

"At the Clam Bar on the way to Montauk with Kevin Sharkey, one of my editors."

of Guy and Ben "I have hundreds enhouse." gre my in ts Wolff po

"The start of my Mount Desert Island, Maine, vacation for my birthday. Shopping for clams and mussels at the local shop."

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"I bought several finger puppets from this talented artist for my grandchildren, Jude and Truman."

"Indianola, Wash., touring Windcliff, a sunning garden of two good friends, Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones."

“I ADMIRE THE COURAGE AND SELF-RELIANCE IT TAKES TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND MAKE IT SUCCEED.”

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"Acadia, Maine, hiking Acadia National Park to celebrate my birthday."

"Garrison, N.Y., with John Danzer, a well-known outdoor furniture designer of Munder Skiles, and the garden bench that made him famous." 86

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Travel — Postcards

The past few months, I have been fortunate enough to travel to some truly amazing destinations. I gain inspiration for my collection in my travels; I love meeting new people and experiencing new cultures and places. Recently, I traveled to Morocco. The village markets were incredible, and I even rode a camel through the desert! I had the

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opportunity to travel to Israel. It’s such a sacred place to me as it's where I spent a majority of my youth, and I always make it a point to catch up with old friends when I’m there. Israel is the happiest, most vibrant place I know! I went to Turks and Caicos with my two children, Jeremey and Zoe. We celebrated the end of the school year and had the best time swimming and playing on the beach; the ocean was crystal clear and beautiful. 2013 marks my 40th anniversary in business, and I have visited as many of my international stores as possible to thank all the wonderful people who have been so supportive of me. I look forward to traveling back to Istanbul, the location of my first international boutique, and sharing my Elie Tahari 1974 Edition capsule collection with the beautiful people there. For me, it’s not the destination that makes traveling fun; it’s the people you share it with and the memories you create that make the trip.

"Camel ride through Morocco.."

“Boat ride with family and friends in Turks and Caicos.”

“Elie Tahari Istanbul boutique.”

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“In Africa."

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Travel — Postcards

todd diciurcio Traveling is definitely the best part about being an artist. Living in Brooklyn, my creativity is anchored working in New York City, but seeing the world and doing what you love cannot be measured by any words other than "you just had to be there." The people you know and the new ones you meet are the inspiration gateways to this circle of creating. For that reason, music and travel are two of the biggest influences on my art. Whether taking photographs in a new country while on a surfing trip or drawing a band play live in the context of the musical performance, I try to capture that moment in time—a visceral response to the sounds and energy that are unique to each of these experiences. While nothing can replicate the act of drawing from life, social media has completely changed how we document our experiences. The immediacy of taking pictures and then posting them straight away makes the world much smaller and more accessible. As my next adventures eagerly await, including upcoming surfing trips to Kandui and Costa Rica, I look forward to posting snapshots of new travel experiences. Recently, I was invited to draw live at the Splendour in the Grass music festival in Byron Bay, Australia. This adventure was a high point for me this year, especially since some of my great friends live in Byron Bay, including Taylor Steele, my partner in Evil Twin, our film and video production company. The incredible thing about the festival is that they really embrace and integrate a full arts program to enhance the overall experience for festival-goers. For three days straight, I spent my time going from show to show drawing bands live from on stage during their performances. The access provided gave me an exclusive vantage point to work from throughout the entire festival

"Here, Colin pinch ed my ass to get this sh ot of me drawing Klaxons on stage and was removed fro pit by security. Tru m the e story."

to draw such monumental bands as the National, TV on the Radio, Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, MS MR and many more. Here are a few highlights from my personal experiences.

"I shot this photo of Broken Head not knowing it hadn't set up like this in years. My friend Taylor and I surfed until we could only crawl out of the water. Too much fun!"

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wd "A moment of cro drawing absorption while on the live with MS MR Mix Up Stage."

"Here I am sharpening charcoal for my next drawing in my personal tailgate greenroom from directly behind the Supertop stage."

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malin akerman’s

blonde ambition from punk princess to trophy wife text by jennifer wright

photography by Elias Tahan

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Opposite page: dress by BURBERRY burberry.com; necklaces by THOMAS WYLDE, thomaswylde.com. This page: bathing suit by ERES, eresparis.com/en

Blonde and beautiful Malin Akerman is sitting in a freezing conference room in

so great. The scenarios she found herself in were very similar to how I grew up.

a Los Angeles studio. It’s her lunch break, and she’s eating a tuna sandwich. The

My mom went through two stepdads, and I have half-siblings and stepsiblings. I

down-to-earth digs and Akerman’s affable demeanor might come as a shock to

know there are really funny, hilarious situations that come about because of that.”

anyone who expected her to be bubble-headed — the kind of movie star who lives on egg whites, champagne and flattery. That might be what many fans would imagine, considering Akerman’s deliciously bratty performance as a spoiled sister in the movie "27 Dresses" or as an outrageously demanding wife in the film "The Heartbreak Kid." However, the time for those lighthearted characters is coming to an end. Akerman is no longer content to keep playing the same sugary roles. She wants something she can sink her teeth into. “A character’s strength is something I really look for in a role,” she asserts.

Akerman’s character is left accidentally teaching her stepkids how to hide vodka in a water bottle and trying to buy a “replacement hamster” when one dies. TV critics are enthusiastic. The Huffington Post reports “Akerman nails the partygirl/solid-mother/likable-lady trifecta.” That three-way win is something that she is achieving in life as well as in art. At age 35, Akerman gave birth to her first child, a son named Sebastian, this April. It’s an entirely new role for her, but one that thrills her. “It’s amazing having my first child. I think any woman will say it's the biggest joy of her life,” she says enthusiastically. But doesn’t it cramp her formerly free-spirited

But how can she possibly reconcile that goal with her role in the upcoming

style? Akerman says laughing, “It makes it OK to wake up at 5:30 in the morning

television show "Trophy Wife?" After all, did she notice the title? It’s a TV series

when you see that little face smiling back at you! He’s becoming more and more

called "Trophy Wife."

of a little person with a personality. You’ve made a person. It’s a huge shift from

The plot of the new ABC comedy, which also stars Marcia Gay Harden and Bradley Whitford, centers on a former party girl (Akerman) who marries a guy (Whitford) she meets at a karaoke bar. She quickly finds herself contending with

living an active, spontaneous lifestyle.” So, likable lady. And solid mother. How about party girl? Akerman does kick up her heels once in a while. Between bites of her

his two former wives and numerous stepchildren. On the surface, it sounds fun

sandwich, she asserts that she can still hit the “party girl” part of that trifecta

and frothy, just the kind of role on which Akerman has built her reputation, but not

as well as anyone. “I love dancing,” she says. “I do it whenever I’m not in

necessarily the backdrop for female empowerment. However, Akerman quickly

L.A. When the Boom Boom Room opened, we’d go there. I’d go dancing at

points out that her character is no dumb blonde.

Beatrice whenever.”

“I first got the script and thought I did not want to play a trophy wife, because it sounded so one-dimensional,” she says. “But the writing and comedic timing was

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pizzeria Roberta’s, where she appreciates the mason jars used as wine glasses and the way herbs are grown on the roof. She also has a soft spot for the truffle fries at the Bowery Hotel after a late night out. Akerman sighs as she laments, “I wish CBGB was still there.” The classic punk-rock club on the Bowery may now be a Jon Varvatos store, but Akerman will help to resurrect its spirit in Randall Miller's indie film "CBGB." Don’t expect it to be a pretty picture. The trailer for the film notes that CBGB had “50,000 bands and one disgusting bathroom.” Akerman plays Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, who performed at the club in 1975, decked out in trash-rock gear. Long before she ever took on the role, Akerman and her husband, rocker Roberto Zincone (whom she met when they were both in the band The Petalstones) had a collage of musicians papering their bathroom, which featured Debbie Harry at least five times. Harry wasn’t the only one on that wall, of course. Akerman has a taste for music nearly as wide as her taste for roles. She loves everything from AC/DC to The Lumineers to Etta James. “I think being married to a musician and having been in a band myself made me

“I first got the script and thought I did not want to play a trophy wife.”

especially excited to learn more about the history of CBGB and how it became this fabulous club,” she explains. “The project piqued my interest in the punk movement.” She was delighted to act alongside Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who transforms into Iggy Pop in the film, and to share a moment with Alan Rickman, who plays the club’s founder, Hilly Kristal (who originally named the club CBGB, for what he thought would be a country, bluegrass and blues joint). But her main focus is naturally Harry, whom she thinks “is very unique and her own artist. She’s kind of quirky in her own beautiful way.” Harry seems to approve. While the two have yet to meet, Harry says Akerman “is fabulous.” Akerman is thrilled to hear it. She laughs that Harry is now more than just a picture on her wall and maintains, “Debbie Harry is stunning, but she’s never played on that. She’s a punk at heart. I love that, and she comes across to me as very strong, as a force to be reckoned with. She was this punk girl who was getting her footing.” That strength is especially evident in the YouTube videos of Harry that show her performing at CBGB, looking tougher than she did in her late ’70s and early ’80s incarnations. Akerman watched those clips to prepare for the role. Brendan Sullivan, the music journalist and author of "Rivington Was Ours," patronized CBGB at age 15 and remembers, “Debbie was 30 when she was at CBGB. It was a move she did after being a waitress at Max’s Kansas City. Madonna, Britney, Miley Cyrus, that kind of pop act is about being a young virginal thing. Debbie Harry’s stage character is automatically a mature, grown woman, which means it’s a great role for Malin Akerman, who is already a strong adult.” Being seen as a force to be reckoned with, and even a little bit punk rock, is an evolution for Akerman. It’s easy to forget that, as well as starring in romantic comedies; she has played a drug dealer in Catch .44 and a superhero, Silk Spectre, in Watchmen. But, of course, it’s as difficult for her to find those charged roles as it is for many women in Hollywood. “I do love female power. We don’t have enough female-driven films where we have strong women, but my biggest genre is comedy, so the characters I’m portraying might not be as much strong women as really funny women. But if I got offers for more roles like Silk Spectre, I’d so go for it.” Harry may well be the superheroine of rock 'n' roll. And we have a hunch that when the world sees Malin Akerman transform from blonde to Blondie, there will be more substantial roles in the near future.

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go, diego go! singer diego garcia all grown up

text by ma x kessler

photogrpahy by Ben kulo

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“My early and middle days in New York were a blur. I maybe went out a little too much, and lost myself a little bit, feeding myself to the void.”

Preternaturally tall, dark and handsome, singer Diego Garcia’s good looks belie a surprising humility. Where several years ago he might answer a question about his New York sex-symbol status with a cheeky admission that, yes, he could

wife, swimwear designer Laura Poretzky-Garcia. “She affects me on so many levels, how I am and how I act and how I think. It’s beautiful. She’s why I’m here.” Garcia met his wife in 1997 while they were in college. After graduation, they

sleep with a lot of women (and probably has), he now goes for a joke: “I’m just

moved to New York, but, as Elefant’s fame rose, their relationship strained and

lucky I still have my hair.”

the two split. In retrospect, you can hear Garcia’s longing for Poretzky-Garcia

Garcia gained notoriety as the sexy front man of Elefant, one of the more

throughout Elefant’s discography, replete with lines such as, “All I can do is just

successful pretenders to the Strokes/Interpol throne of the early aughts. His

write a song about her/and hope that one day, hope that one day/she turns

current journey from sexy rocker to laid-back father, husband and singer-

around.” His dreams became a reality: During his quest to go solo years later,

songwriter isn’t a straightforward one: He came to the city in 1999 and, after fair

the two had a big romantic reconciliation and have never looked back. Now,

success with another band, started Elefant, an indie-rock outfit gunning more for

happily married and helping raise a daughter, Georgiana, Garcia is much more

the big time than for a good time. Being a singer-songwriter of the confessional

relaxed. Once a downtown fixture, he recently moved to Harlem, which is an

sort, Garcia’s ambivalence toward the quest for fame creeped into Elefant’s lyrics.

eye-opening experience for him: “I have children now, and it feels necessary. I kind

In “Sirens,” Garcia laments everyone around him “getting stranger,” and in “The

of took a step out of New York by moving up to Harlem. I feel like, while we’re

Black Magic Show,” a heady beat plays over a musical fable, the moral of which

psychologically in Manhattan, we’ve almost moved to the suburbs.”

is to avoid the seductive qualities of fame. But mostly, Elefant’s doubts caused the

The songs Garcia wrote during his break and right after the reconciliation

music to lack a certain frisson. “We didn’t hit the ceiling, but I saw the ceiling. As

made up the bulk of his first solo record, aptly named Laura. With "Laura,"

an artist, it’s a little freaky.”

Garcia changed his musical style for the better. Gone were the impressive roster

After Elefant’s sophomore album was widely panned as gimmicky and forced,

of women’s names on Elefant’s albums—from "Bokkie" to "Annie" to "Ester"

Garcia dismantled the group, setting out on his own to find a new sound and solo

to "Lolita"— and the vaguely alienating and obsessive use of “girl.” Laura finds

career (he calls the transition “pretty extreme”). All the while, he was partying like

Garcia self-consciously integrating influences from his musical past into his canon,

one of the “sunglasses and vodka”-equipped protagonists from his songs: “My

producing work that is more heartfelt, more original. “I’m taking all my instruments

early and middle days in New York were a blur. I maybe went out a little too much

and filtering them through a '60s and early '70s collage of all these records my

and lost myself a little bit, feeding myself to the void.”

parents have. You should be able to mature into honesty and sincerity and being

If there’s one figure who's central to understanding Garcia’s change, it’s his

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“I’ve embarked on a sound I can get old with.” It's a sound the rest of us can get old with, too. Garcia’s new solo album, Paradise, is a reflection of this stage in Garcia’s journey. “The new album sort of picks up where Laura left off, looking forward. It’s less focused on being in love with her and more on the bigger picture. I had a lot to celebrate, a different energy going into the album, and I think you hear that.” If the lead single is any indicator, the new project looks to be even better than Laura. Called “Sunnier Days,” you can still hear the impact of Garcia’s Argentine heritage and his parents’ old records, but the sound is more polished, more lush and all-around gorgeous. Get ready for Garcia to be recrowned a sex symbol—this time, with a more sophisticated, wiser bent.

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kaws the x factor Brian Donnelly's pop life text by marissa mule photograph by ben kulo

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Downtime and glass smile photo by Peter Harholdt; NO GUARANTEES photo by Farzad Owrang Courtesy: Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, Paris, New York; thirsty photo Courtesy Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

Clockwise from top left: DOWN

TIME, 2011; GLASS SMILE, 2012;

WHERE THE END STARTS, 2011;

NO GUARANTEES, 2012.

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“I still make art for me. The fact that my work is successful is a perk.”

Down a narrow Williamsburg street and behind a silver door is the studio of the

Mickey Mouse, the Michelin Man, The Smurfs, SpongeBob SquarePants and

a gallery space than a messy, cluttered painter’s workroom. The spacious white

The Simpsons (for a series called The Kimpsons), recognizable around the globe.

room is flooded with natural light. Up against the walls are unfinished paintings in

His work has been shown at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art and the

neon colors and perfectly primed, oddly shaped canvases. Flanking the right wall

Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center. In 2003, his sculpture “Wonderful World”

are tubes of golden acrylic paint. Spandex gloves, used to prevent hand oils from

sold for $400,000. In 2012, a grayscale figure based on Mickey Mouse, his face

rubbing onto KAWS’ methodical lines and shadows, are placed precisely within

obscured by both hands, was adapted into a balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving

hand's reach.

Day Parade. “I still make art for me,” he says. "The fact that my work is successful

Which they have to be. With his boundless energy, KAWS always seems to be creating something, though it can be difficult even for him to predict what he’ll be doing next. “I work in a lot of different mediums: sculptures that are wood, bronze and

Downtime and glass smile photo by Peter Harholdt; NO GUARANTEES photo by Farzad Owrang Courtesy: Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, Paris, New York; thirsty photo Courtesy Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

mammoth commercial success has made his imagery, reimaging icons including

artist KAWS. Reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory, the studio is more like

is a perk. Most of the decisions I make are creative ones.” And he keeps his figures close at hand. KAWS pries back the door to the narrow closet to reveal a treasure trove of his cartoon-like sculptures. He explains the process behind creating the playful figurines, which involves making

fiberglass, a lot of graphic work. I've always kind of enjoyed making product

maquettes, or small scale models of every piece. “I've worked with this guy in

and things,” KAWS, who was born Brian Donnelly in Jersey City, N.J., in 1974,

Japan for over 10 years, making little maquettes. From there, we correct them

explains. “I've been making work my whole life.”

until they're perfect and create large sculptures. For the VMA, we sent them

The studio’s second floor has shelves of his famous and highly collectable small sculptures and the now-iconic MTV Video Music Awards “Moonman” trophy he recently redesigned. On a table nearby are three vases with an abundance of colorful flowers—which he doesn't seem too fond of. “All of these flowers aren't usually here,” he says, almost apologetically. “We had a wedding party, and you know.” Those flowers have nothing on the trophy that MTV had KAWS reimagine

over and they made the inflatable. This is all the same process as the balloon for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They are all hand-done.” Still, KAWS remains something of a rebel at heart. His roots in graffiti art shaped his visual vocabulary. When he started painting over advertisements on bus shelters and phone booths of Manhattan with his subversive imagery in the early ‘90s, the pieces often remained up for weeks. The street was his gallery, and he claims it gave him the name KAWS. “They were just letters I liked. Later

for their 2013 VMA show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. “Creating the VMA

on I realized I liked working under that name. It sort of gave me another identity to

Moonman was the same process as making anything else, any other sculpture.

work through.”

I started doing the award, and from there, they asked if I was interested in

Graffiti also gave him a sense of community. “You share it with other young

designing (for) the stadium. I didn't realize when they approached me that it was

kids,“ he says, perhaps with a bit of nostalgia, “I learned a lot about geography

going to be that visible,” KAWS said, resting on a bright, apple-green sofa. “They

through graffiti. I met kids from Spain and Berlin. In 2008, I began showing in

let me completely run with it.” The 60-foot sculpture inside Barclays was inflated,

Miami. And in that moment, it really started to take off. 2010 was my first museum

but looked as though it was constructed out of chrome.

show. Little by little, I received opportunities to put work in front of people.”

The actual award weighs a solid 15 pounds, to which KAWS exclaims, “Just don't drop it!” KAWS has two upcoming shows, one at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts [PAFA] and one at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas. His

A lot of people. To the right of the sofa stands a large white bookshelf of artist catalogues, along with a stack of Michael Rooks’ book, KAWS Downtime. Downtime was also KAWS' largest exhibition to date, a sweeping body of work, from a 2461

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“I wake up thinking about what I want to do and do it. I go to sleep thinking of it. And, that’s kind of where I am at right now.” foot long triptych, to maquettes, to his “companion figure” sculpture. The companion figure is unforgettable: it’s a cartoony character with a bubbled skull and crossbones head and the letter X on his Mickey Mouse-like gloved hands. KAWS' use of the “X” has become a strong and frequent symbol in his paintings and sculptures. “It does reoccur a lot. It's originally when I started painting over the ads. I started using the skull and crossbones. And then, I started to twiddle it down to its basics. The 'X' is a strong mark.” Though he continues to maintain strong views, many aspects of KAWS’ life are in a state of transition. To the dismay of many fans, he recently shuttered Original Fake, his prolific product and toy-design operation, a collaborative business with the Japanese company Medicom. Original Fake once released a new piece of clothing or a toy every week. Sadly, he doesn't know if he “will ever create toys again. The store was great. I was doing collaborations with a lot of different artists and it got to the point where I kind of wanted to set up my own home base. I did that. I don't feel the need to continue it,” he explains. “At a seven-year point I felt it was time for the store to close. I wanted to direct my attention toward other things and other projects and come back to it eventually.” Does he still tag or do graffiti on the street? He sighs and responds firmly with a “no.” He would rather talk about working with other artists than his early days spray painting around the city. “It's always fun to how they operate.” KAWS’ collaborators are impressive and include Marc Jacobs, Pharrell, Kanye West, Burton Snowboards, Nike, Comme des Garçons, Hennessy, the cult Japanese clothing line A Bathing Ape and many others. Despite being a creative control freak, KAWS has always had his eye on the dollar. “I got into the School of Visual Arts and realized I could make a living. When I went to SVA, I was an illustration major. I was thinking of art as a practical thing. The idea of showing at galleries and collaborations were not on my radar.” Now that he's a world-famous artist and designer, KAWS tries to ignore criticism from the media. “There's a lot of weird shit online. You can either get caught up in it or not,” he says, rolling his eyes about an interview with British street artist Banksy. Although the artist doubts Banksy telling him to go “fuck off” is true, KAWS tends to stay away from the downside of a Google search. KAWS’ whole life is wrapped up in his work, which he produces at a pace that would make Warhol proud. “I wake up thinking about what I

Installation view of KAWS’ exhibition

want to do and do it. I go to sleep thinking of it. And that’s kind of where

“IMAGINARY FRIENDS” at Galerie

I am at right now. Only it's not on the street.”

Perrotin, Paris,.

Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli; Courtesy Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, Paris, New York

collaborate. You cross-pollinate. It's good to get others' intake and see

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The ultimate foodie dinner part y.

atrium dumbo text by Jacqueline Curley If you are still one of those Manhattanites who refuse to wander off the island, well, shame on you. Atrium Dumbo is reason enough to make the no-regrets great escape to Brooklyn. Located in art-centric Dumbo, owners Leslie Affre, Alexander Alain Ducasse and Daniel Boulud) have opened their second restaurant in the same space in the past two years. After Hurricane Sandy destroyed Governor, their first eatery in the space, they weren’t going to let anything stop them from opening a second restaurant to showcase their ever-so-splendid culinary talents. With an open kitchen, diners watch chef Laurent work his magic on each and every dish, such as the marrow ravioli and the quinoa tagliatelle. Laurent exudes the feeling that you are a special guest in his home for the ultimate foodie dinner party.

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LaPratt (formerly of Jean-Georges) and Laurent Kalkotour (who has worked with

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“the right lighting, the right sound… and the right cocktails.”

David Rabin, left, and Giovanni Love

bar naná text by sarah devlin

Photography by ben kulo

photos courtesy atrium dumbo

The Meatpacking District's Bar Naná feels like a well-appointed library with

extremely well to dancing in your seat. Later, as the space fills up with the après-

beautiful wooden bookshelves and cozy couches. The name is a nod to the 1880

dinner chic set, the music thumps louder, and the lights dim, complementing the

Emile Zola novel about a girl named Nana who rises from the slums in Paris to

buzz you’ll have from the craft cocktails designed by Rabin’s longtime colleague

become the city’s most famous high-class prostitute. Veteran nightlife impresario

Giovanni Love and served by staff in uniforms designed by Theory’s Olivier

David Rabin, teaming up with Kyle Hotchkiss Carone (among other partners),

Theyskens. So far, Prabal Gurung, Ciara and the Jonas Brothers have all

describes the mood as “sophisticated cool,” where patrons will find “the right

stopped by.

lighting, the right sound, the right service and the right cocktails to feel ‘at home.’” We might spend more time in libraries if they all came with Bar Naná’s soundtrack: a mix of hip-hop, R&B and old-school funk that lends itself

You must order the “secret” cocktail, Amor Amor, which came to Love in a dream and tastes like it too. Be careful not to have more than one, though, or you may find yourself slumbering peacefully in the cab home.

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“the Smoked Peach, containing tequila, mescal, peach liquer and lemon, is potent.”

the east pole text by sarah devlin The East Pole, co-owned by Phil Winser and Ben Towill, who also own the Fat Radish, appears deceptively small at first. A garden terrace leads to the main dining room, warmly lit and stretching back further than you might have guessed before entering. Upstairs, a second floor features more seating, a private dining room and an additional bar. The décor is a bit nautical, but not ostentatiously so, with beautiful custom-built wood accents and framed maps on the walls. This nod to exploration is echoed on the menu, on which a map is printed showing locations in New York and Connecticut, among others, where The East Pole and The Fat Radish source their food. The dinner menu, which Winser notes will change seasonally, features earthy starters like the beetroot and walnut hummus, and an heirloom bean salad served with crispy pig cheeks and relish. For dinner, Winser recommends the chicken kiev, accompanied by charred broccoli and a “Timberdoodle broccoli puree,” or, for the less carnivorously inclined, the East Pole macro plate. liquer and lemon, is a potent standout. Though The East Pole’s uptown sensibility is reflected in its location and Winser and Towill’s pedigree (the two are partnered with the Martignetti brothers and plan to host a dinner with Marina Abramovic this fall), you can also expect to rub elbows with Downtown devotees (Dree Hemingway and Suno designer Max Osterweis are fans) exploring the Upper East Side and couples from the neighborhood out for a drink—though the menu may prove too tempting to resist.

photos courtesy the east pole

On the cocktail menu, the Smoked Peach, containing tequila, mescal, peach

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the soaring Gothic ceilings and elaborately paneled walls of the 3,300-square-foot refectory is buzz-central.

the high line hotel text by marissa mule

photography by ashford thomson

photos courtesy the east pole

During New York Fashion Week, the High Line Hotel, which commands 10th

mantels. Each of the 60 rooms, which start at $400 per night, feature terrariums

Avenue in Chelsea, became an after-party destination, a rest stop for the chic

and digitally updated rotary phones from the 1930s. The café and teensy lobby

set (before heading down to Milk Studios) and a glamorous space to stage

bar is great for a drink, or three, and Chicago’s Intelligentsia Coffee’s first East

runway shows. Dating back to 1817, the former General Theological Seminary

Coast outpost is definitely cute, but the soaring Gothic ceilings and elaborately

was once an apple orchard, and now the massive red-brick building has been

paneled walls of the 3,300-square-foot refectory is buzz-central, having

revamped by trendy Roman and Williams with a quirky, mix-matched vintage

already hosted major parties with guests like Ne-Yo, Natalia Kills and

feel that works perfectly with the original stained glass and grand fireplace

Alexandra Richards.

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“The cit y influences the rest of the world in what is culturally relevant, exciting and attentionworthy.”

viceroy new york text by zachary weiss The Viceroy New York brings the Downtown cool of The Ace Hotel and The Standard uptown to 57th Street. Roman and Williams, the powerhouse design team (their credits include The Ace Hotel, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson), are behind both Viceroy New York’s façade and interior design. The 29-story building houses 240 guest rooms, in addition to a set of luxurious terrace and penthouse suites with indoor pools to boot. “The city influences the rest of the world in what is culturally relevant, exciting and attention-worthy,” Bill Walsh, CEO of

include Ditch Plains and Landmarc. “It's my interpretation of New American cuisine,” Murphy says. “Simple dishes and robust flavors.” The second is a currently unnamed rooftop bar and outdoor deck offering IMAX views of Central Park South. See you in the sky.

photos courtesy viceroy

The hotel houses two nightlife ventures. The first, Kingside, is a bar and restaurant headed by chef Marc Murphy, whose previous gastronomical successes

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Viceroy Hotel Group, tells us.


“All of our chefs and as many people as possible are Italian.”

sant ambroeus text by molly mulshine

photos courtesy sant ambroeus

photos courtesy viceroy

Sant Ambroeus's teensy West Village location counts Sting, Sarah Jessica

Chef Marco Barbisotti will helm Sant Ambroeus’s newest iteration. He’s

Parker and Marc Jacobs as regulars. The Madison outpost lures the city's social

dedicated to the group’s Milanese staples, like risotto alla Milanese with saffron,

stalwarts with last names like Hearst, Acquavella and Niarchos. Sant Ambroeus

and costoletta alla Milanese, a breaded, bone-in veal chop—and our new

has been in business on Madison Avenue for an impressive 30 years, in which

favorite, vitello tonnato, cold, thinly sliced veal with a tuna sauce. Barbisotti also

time it added the West Village storefront, as well as a spot in Southampton for

likes to work in other styles for a kind of Italian fusion, which will mostly show

vacationing customers—not to mention its three Felice wine bars.

up in daily specials," Barbisotti says. “All of our chefs and as many people as

Now, it's preparing to cut a ribbon at 265 Lafayette Avenue. The Soho branch will have more of the younger, casual (well, relatively) feel of the West Village space, as opposed to the well-lit ladies-who-lunch vibe of the Upper East Side spot.

possible are Italian,” the restaurant's Chiara Sassoli adds. The Soho location will have a big window overlooking the neighborhood. With Sant Ambroeus's star clientele, more people will be looking in than looking out.

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text by eliza krpoyan photography by ben kulo Restaurateurs Lisle Richards and Eric Marx are debuting their first dining destination, Monarch in the Meatpacking District. Marx, who cut his teeth in the industry as a chef and later worked with Randy Gerber for three-and-a-half years, partnered with Richards, who

monarch

opened trendy steakhouse STK. Monarch, which will offer fresh market American cuisine,

is housed in what was previously a brick warehouse— unoccupied for 30 years and home to old abandoned cars, including a “nice Delorean,” Marx quips. The space, “an old warehouse meets a 1920s club

room,” as explained by Richards, “is sophisticated and comfortable yet has the intrinsic architectural quality of the neighborhood and New York as a whole. We wanted something that felt like New York. Not just uptown or Downtown, but New York specifically.” There is an oyster bar in the dining room giving the

space a brasserie feel. The walls are cement with dark wood panels. Chef Michael Citarella helms the kitchen, which is on the second floor. Stay tuned, following on the heels of the Monarch will

be another restaurant from Richards and Marx called the

Lisle Richards, left, and Eric Marx

Wayfarer, opening this fall.

text by jacqueline curley Sean MacPherson does it again, adding another hotel to his portfolio. MacPherson keeps proving himself to be the coolest hotelier in Downtown Manhattan. The Marlton Hotel is MacPherson’s latest project and just opened its doors as a “baby grand hotel” in the West Village. Built in 1900, MacPherson decided to renovate what was originally known as Marlton House and was once a Beat Generation flophouse for Neil Cassady, Gregory Corso and Jack Kerouac, who wrote The Subterraneans and Tristessa while living there. And Valerie Solanas, famous for shooting Andy Warhol, lived in room 214 at the time she shot the pop artist in 1968.

the marlton hotel

Sept. 1 marked the soft opening of the space, but the best has yet to come. Along with the two penthouses on the 11th floor, the hotel offers twin and queen bed rooms that are charming and modestly priced, making the Marlton a perfect place for an emerging young artist

MacPherson mix of uptown chic and Downtown cool. Head downstairs for a pick-me-up at the café, and then plan to return for dinner and drinks at the soon-to-be finished hotel bar and restaurant that will offer French cuisine and specialty cocktails. Despite being a work in progress, the Marlton hosted an AnOther magazine party for Jefferson Hack, Michael Stipe, Karen Elson, rag & bone’s Marcus Wainwright and David Neville.

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With its Parisian allure, the Marlton is welcoming with that same

photos courtesy The marlton hotel

to lay his or her head while creating tomorrow’s masterpiece.


“the Elaine look to it will still be there.”

the writing room text by jennifer wright

photos courtesy The Writing room

photos courtesy The marlton hotel

Sometimes you just want to go to a bar where you know everyone else’s name.

the literati who used to visit. Wall space will be taken up with pictures from Elaine’s glory days, and there will be a card catalogue where guests can record

Woody Allen claimed he was “crushed” when Elaine’s closed in 2011. If you were

comments about the place. The Glicks also promise “the back room will be

an aspiring writer in Manhattan, you may have been, too. Cheer up! The iconic

perfect for book parties.”

restaurant at 1703 Second Avenue that nightly wined and dined (and wined again)

The food—which even longtime fan Allen said was “unrelentingly bad” at

intellectual luminaries from Norman Mailer to George Plimpton is reopening under

Elaine’s—will be much improved. Executive Chef Lucas Billheimer promises a

the name the Writing Room. Suzy and Michael Glick of Parlor Steakhouse are

menu full of American classics like baby back ribs, fried chicken, Parker House

overseeing the transformation and promise that “the Elaine look to it will still be

rolls and buttermilk biscuits that will make any Paleo devotee weep.

there, and inside you’ll know you’re in the same building. We’re trying to embody what happened over the last 50 years with a new twist.” The name of the restaurant is intended to pay tribute to and hopefully attract

One feature that—sadly—they won’t be continuing is Elaine’s tradition of letting struggling writers eat free (she sent checks to their table that simply read “tip the waiter”), so you will need to show up with some bread for those biscuits.

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Design — @Home With

king khan a daytime visit with nightlife royalty nur khan text by jennifer wright photography by peter murdock Walking into nightlife impresario Nur Khan’s Chinatown loft feels like stepping onto a Hollywood set of the lair of an ancient warlord. Skulls pepper the apartment in the form of busts as well as two massive swirl paintings that Khan worked on with his close friend, artist Damien Hirst. Across the room from the Moroccan rugs and Balinese daybed is a totem comprised of wincing demonic forms. The effect is pure Addams Family—“mysterious and spooky,” maybe even “altogether kooky.” Given the surroundings, you might expect the creator of the Rose Bar and owner of The Electric Room to be a menacing figure. That is, until you meet him. Then, the gothic backdrop only seems to throw Khan’s soft-spoken, gentlemanly personality into relief. “That totem is Balinese!” he explains cheerfully, while adjusting the plague-doctor mask necklace designed by his friend Lazaro (of John Varvatos fame) around his neck. “It’s all gray, because it used to be outside on my roof patio. It looks gnarly, but it actually wards off evil spirits as far as the Balinese are concerned. It’s good luck, actually. The dragons are good luck.” Dragons have special significance for Khan, who spent a year practicing martial arts at a Chinese Shaolin temple in 2004. “My Shaolin temple name is Shaolin Brother, Incredible Dragon,” he says. The name was chosen because of his dragon tattoos, but it is also appropriate for someone who seems to have led a fortunate life. The more you look around the apartment, the more the focus appears to be on celebrating and prolonging life, not death. Amid the skulls and numerous memento mori, there are abundant tokens of good times with his friends. On a table by the bed, there is a photo of Kate Moss, her mother and Khan posing in 1920s costumes. They all make fetching gangsters. Then there’s one of him performing with Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction and Richard Fortus from Guns N’ Roses. To the right, there’s a photo of Khan with Keith Richards, who is sporting an oversized crown. “I go up to his house for the holidays every now and then, for Thanksgiving and Christmas,” Khan notes, indicating that the crown is not Richards' usual attire (though if anyone could get away with it, he could). There’s even a customized Ovation guitar in the living room, given to him by his friend Axl Rose. Khan doesn’t play, but he keeps it around for the pleasure of his friends who do. It, too, is painted over with skulls. 74 s c e n e m a g a z i n e o c t o b e r 2 013

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Opposite page: A Balinese totem pole wards off evil spirits. This page: A daybed from Bali surrounded by Moroccan rugs.

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“I don’t know what I’d do without martial arts. I’d be too lopsided— it’s the yin to my yang with nightlife.” Cluttered on the glass-topped, tree-trunk table Khan brought back from Bali are a scattering of martial arts DVDs. “It’s key to the way I balance my life,” says Khan, who began practicing judo at 8 years old. “I don’t know what I’d do without martial arts. I’d be too lopsided—it’s the yin to my yang with nightlife.” The apartment also houses a punching bag and set of well-worn boxing gloves. There’s even a Solé bicycle propped up on the wall. Khan’s fridge is similarly health-conscious. The initial impression of the apartment might lead you to expect it to contain rare wine, to be drunk from 18th-century goblets, but instead it’s stocked with drinks from Juice Press. They are part of Khan’s attempt to give up sugar, salt, carbs and dairy. “I stopped drinking beer a year ago, but sake is my poison. I’ve quit everything else, pretty much, but not that,” he says, while standing next to an edition of Damien Hirst’s 2005 Pharmaceutical photograph. That may seem like a funny juxtaposition. However, “If you look at Damien’s work, it’s all about life and death,” Khan explains. “And that’s what everything is.” He indicates a cartoon, hidden off to the side of a wall in which a skull proclaims “Fuck Death.” He explains that it was a gift from Hirst. “When he made that one, I said, 'Make one that fits my personality.' So he made one that said ‘Fuck Death." In a nearby space, a skull and crossbones exclaim, “We’re here to booze,” which also seems fitting (though only with sake) considering the legendary parties Khan used to hold at his 8,000-square-foot Meatpacking loft. However, he claims he does so less often now. “When I have people over now, it’s six people pretty much.” That’s because, when he hosts a large crowd, “I worry about the art.” Death then might be nothing to fear, but having something happen to that collection of Hirsts? You’d have to have a heart of steel not to worry about that.

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khan’s collectibles COMPILED BY ELIZA KRPOYAN AND MARISSA MULE Clockwise from top: 1. Kate: The Kate Moss Book, Rizzoli New York, 2012, rizzoliusa.com 2. Etro Stour Corded Accent Pillow, saks.com. 3. Brass Skull in gold, theevolutionstore.com 4. 19th-Century Provincial Chinese Chest from Pagoda Red, 1stdibs.com 5. Diptyque Baies Colored Candle, barneys.com 6. Doorways to the Kingdom of Heaven by Damien Hirst porcelain mug, damienhirst.com

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Design — Art Calendar

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art exhibitions and auctions text by Marissa Mule Museums:

Morgan Lehman Gallery

Museum of Modern Art

October 24 – December 7

Ongoing Shaping Modernity 1880-1980

Sharon Louden Community

October 5 – October 1, 2014

535 West 22 Street 212.268.6699

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

October 25 – January 22 Christopher Wool 1071 Fifth Avenue 212.423.3774

Metropolitan Museum of Art

THROUGH January 5

THROUGH October 26 Irving Penn On Assignment 510 West 25 Street 212.929.7000

Gagosian Gallery

October 26 - January 25 Richard Serra New Sculpture

Artists and Amateurs: Etching in Eighteenth Century France

522 West 21 Street 212.744.2313

1000 Fifth Avenue 212.535.7710

Betty Cunningham Gallery

New Museum

THROUGH January 12 Chris Burden: Extreme Measures 235 Bowery 212.219.1222

Brooklyn Museum

October 11 – March 9 Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey

October 25 – February 23 The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk 200 Eastern Parkway 718.658.5000

Galleries: Chiem & Read

October 30 – January 11 Sean Scully 547 West 25 Street 212.242.7727

October 17 - November 30 Jake Berthot 541 West 25 Street 212.242.2772

Auction Houses: Christie's

October 28 19th Century European Art 20 Rockefeller Plaza 212.636.2000

Sotheby's

October 9 Impressionist & Modern Art 1334 York Avenue 212.606.7000

Doyle

October 16 American Furniture, Decorative Arts, & 19th Century Paintings 175 East 87 Street 212.427.2730

Image courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery, London. © Wangechi Mutu

11 West 53 Street 212.708.9400

Pace Gallery

Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey: Mutu-Funkalicious fruit field

Designing Modern Women, 1890 – 1990

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On Real Estate 3RD QUARTER 2013 The inventory of available apartments remains well below last year. However, the number of closings rose from 2012â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third quarter. In the beginning of September, there was a 3.3 month supply of apartments for sale in Manhattan, down from 4.2 months in August. A year ago the absorption rate was 5.2 months. The absorption rate is the number of months it would take to sell all active listings in a given market. Historically, an absorption rate between 6 and 9 months indicates a balance between supply and demand. Inventory remained scarcest on the West Side, where the absorption rate fell to just 2.5 months. Over the past year the East Side saw the biggest drop in its absorption rate, which fell 45 percent from 6.4 months to 3.5 months. Both the average and median prices were higher than a year ago. The average time on the market for units sold fell dramatically.

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Clockwise: the limestone façade of the townhouse; grand parlor; kitchen

120 East 71st Street NEWLY CONSTRUCTED UPPER EAST SIDE TOWNHOUSE OFF PARK AVENUE A rare offering, this triple mint Upper East Side townhouse off Park Avenue, with landscaped garden and terrace, has undergone a three-year, state-of-the-art renovation and was completely reconstructed. The result is an elegant new 5-story, 12 room townhouse with a new classical limestone façade. The interior of the house is filled with light and includes a 38’ living room, 5 bedrooms, 3 powder rooms, a superb Smallbone kitchen with SubZero and Miele appliances, gracious dining room, sun-filled family room with French doors leading to the garden, media room, 1000 bottle wine refrigerator, elevator, terrace, garden, zoned central air conditioning, and security system. The townhouse is located on one of the loveliest tree-lined streets on the Upper East Side. Garden Level: Steps lead down from the street to a small front garden, and to the garden level entrance of the townhouse, which opens to a vestibule and large gallery. A lovely dining room is in the front of the townhouse overlooking the entrance garden. The gallery adjacent to the dining room leads to a state-of-the-art Smallbone kitchen with stainless steel SubZero, Wolf and Miele appliances and a center island. The kitchen opens to the sun-filled family room, which has floor to ceiling French doors leading to the landscaped south garden.

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Second Floor: A grand staircase from the street leads to the main entrance of the house, which opens to the parlor with wood-burning fireplace, high ceiling, and black and white marble floor. The gallery beyond opens to the beautifully scaled 38’ living room with wood-burning fireplace, 12-foot-ceiling, and a large wall-to-wall window overlooking the south garden. A guest powder room is off the gallery. Third Floor: This entire floor comprises the master bedroom suite, and includes the spacious south-facing master bedroom with wood burning fireplace and floor to ceiling French doors opening to a very large terrace with views over townhouse gardens. The oversized marble bath with two sinks, freestanding soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower takes up an entire room with 3 windows. Adjacent to the bath is a powder room, and there are two large walk-in closets. Fourth Floor and Fifth Floor: There are two gracious bedrooms on each floor: 2 north-facing bedrooms with 3 windows, and 2 south facing bedrooms. All bedrooms have baths en suite. Basement: The beautifully finished basement has a large media room, 1000 bottle wine refrigerator, laundry room, powder room, large storage room, and mechanical room.

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61 FIFTH AVENUE, PENTHOUSE | $28,500,000 12 rm, 4 br, 4 ba, 2 hlf ba | Web ID: 0018902 Serena Boardman | 212.606.7611

TRIPLE MINT PARK AVE PENTHOUSE | $25,000,000 12 rm, 5 br, 5 ba | Web ID: 0017618 Juliette Janssens, 212.606.7670 | Allison Koffman, 212.606.7688

80 RIVERSIDE BOULEVARD | $13,500,000 4 br, 3 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0019109 Elizabeth Sample, 212.606.7685 | Brenda Powers, 212.606.7653

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Leila C. Stone | 212.606.7663

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LANDMARK 17, PENTHOUSE | $5,480,000 4 rm, 3 br, 3 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0019014 Stanley Ponte, 212.606.4109 | Randall Gianopulos, 212.606.7622

845 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA | $3,800,000 5 rm, 3 br, 3 ba | Web ID: 0019093 Rebecca Cavallaro, 212.606.7641 | Pauline Evans, 212.400.8740

219 WEST 81ST STREET | $2,295,000 4 rm, 2 br, 2 ba | Web ID: 0019024 Lisa Maysonet, 212.606.7603 | Gary Kabol, 212.606.7606

891 PARK AVENUE | $2,150,000 4 rm, 2 br, 2 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0019105 Leah Kelly | 212.606.7724

80 EAST END AVENUE | $1,890,000 5 rm, 2 br, 2 ba | Web ID: 0019064 Lisa Maysonet, 212.606.7603 | Gary Kabol, 212.606.7606

501 EAST 79TH STREET | $1,350,000 5 rm, 2 br, 2 ba | Web ID: 0019102 Phyllis Gallaway | 212.606.7678

PRISTINE CONDO PENTHOUSE | $5,650,000 6 rm, 2 br, 2 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0019047 Michael Pellegrino | 212.400.8731

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flatiron text by michael ewing

personality,” adds The Marketing Directors. “Flatiron has been an area with room

FLATIRON

for development, both residential and commercial.”

Known for its iconic Flatiron Building that marks the crossroads between building and has grown into a commercial, residential and retail center of New

HI TECH “Flatiron and Union Square is still a location where tech companies are

York. Traditionally, downtown Manhattan is marked by 23rd Street, but Flatiron’s

interested. The large business spaces for less money that are available with high

culture, aligning closer to downtown than traditional Midtown culture, puts the

ceilings help promote a kinder and more aesthetically pleasing workplace,” says

neighborhood in a gray area, a mix of commercially focused Midtown and the

Morgan Graham of Miron Properties. “Tech companies and new start-ups are

downtown residential-spirited culture.

major proponents of not sticking their employees in the cookie-cutter cubicle

“The Flatiron District has been one of the most remarkable neighborhood transformations during the past 15 years,” says Andrew Heiberger, founder

box of the 1990s.” “EBay just bought office space above the Container Store,” notes TMD. “The

and chief executive officer of TOWN Residential. “In the late '90s, the Financial

collaborative workspace at General Assembly is a huge hub for entrepreneurs and

District was the neighborhood of choice for the first generation of dot-

start-ups, particularly those in the tech sector.”

commers. Some say that they were ahead of their time and the neighborhood

Google got in, too, buying 111 Eighth Avenue in 2010 for $1.9 billion. The

fell after the well-publicized dot-com bust. Fast forward 13 years, it has once

building, stretching the entire block, spans nearly 3 million square feet. The

again risen to new heights.”

building almost sits directly on top of the Hudson Street/Ninth Avenue fiber

and Greenwich Village, but recently the neighborhood has developed its own

highway and allows tenants to directly connect to it. It’s become known as one of the most important telecom carrier buildings in the United States and has

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“The area used to be defined by proximity to the West Village, Chelsea

Michael Weinstein

Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Flatiron has taken a name for itself greater than the


Opposite page: exterior of the luxury condominium 35XV; living room at 35XV during the day This page: playroom at 35XV

attracted tenants like Sprint, Verizon, Level3, WebMD, Nike and Barnes and

three to four bedrooms and start at $10.5 million. The nearly 7,000 square-

Noble’s online division.

foot penthouse is listed at $50 million, one of the most expensive apartments

“The area is now more dominated by media than tech as tech gravitates more toward Chelsea, near the Google offices,” Robert Danker says. “With that said,

downtown. One Madison sits directly across from Eleven Madison Park, one of the most

because of the interesting and expansive loft spaces that are unique to the area,

prized Michelin-starred restaurants in the city. “The oysters, sturgeon sabayon

there is a natural affinity for the neighborhood as the available spaces seem to

with chives, scallops with caviar and pear, lobster with leeks and roasted duck are

help define the character of the businesses that are moving there.”

my favorites,” Danker says.

LIVING AND EATING FLATIRON

the market by storm, including 35XV, sitting on the borders of Union Square,

Further south of Madison Square Park, several new developments have taken One Madison is taking luxury residential amenities to the next level with its

one- to four-bedroom apartments, going up to 3,831 square feet. Pricing in the

Room with a lounge, screening room and dining room with a catering kitchen.

building starts in the low $2 millions and tops out at $12.6 million.

There's also a striking 50-foot-long pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, steam room, yoga room and a children's playroom. "One Madison residents value not only the vibrant, yet historic, surroundings tktktk

Michael Weinstein

Chelsea and Flatiron. The building comprises of 55 properties that range from

two-story One Club. The club, overlooking Madison Square Park, features a Great

Nearly 50 percent of the building has sold, representing a diverse demographic among buyers. “There are native New Yorkers, families, singles, couples moving from the suburbs and an array of international buyers as

of the building, but also the incredible 360-degree views once they enter the

well,” notes Ken Horn, president of Alchemy Properties. “We think that we are

apartment," says Leslie Wilson, senior vice president of related sales and director

attracting such a wide range of buyer types because of the fantastic location

of sales for One Madison. The apartments, all full-floor residences, range from

and the fact that the views are wonderful.” 95

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“The Flatiron District has been one of the most remark able neighborhood transformations during the past 15 years.” 35XV

35XV is within a few short blocks to ABC Kitchen, another must-hit Flatiron

says about the retail and residential surge in the neighborhood. “The area is a

restaurant that opened its doors a few years ago. “The restaurant has been a go-

crossroads and will not have an explosive trend in any dramatic way, but on a

to for me and many of my clients as the inviting decor and service are quality, but

whole will trend toward a new upscale lower Midtown.”

their food is what really shines,” Graham says. “I recommend the crab toast and carrot/avocado salad as well as any pizza.”

“I expect the Flatiron District to continue to grow and expand in a very diverse way,” adds Christopher Stokes Moseley. “The mix of people moving away from the hectic, tourist-filled Highline District has grown.”

The stakes have been laid deep in the ground and Flatiron is entering its prosperous stage of developing, attracting luxury residential buildings, tech and media firms to commercial spaces, and fine dining. “I see the Broadway corridor changing more and more from wholesale shops to more luxury boutiques and restaurants lending the spaces above them to sales and rental opportunities for current land owners and new developers,” Graham

“The Flatiron District has become the new “it” neighborhood. Starting several years ago with the anchor of megamarket Eataly on 23rd Street, the area, which is now connected by the hip to Madison Square Park, has become the neighborhood with the fastest trajectory in price appreciation,” Danker says. “The neighborhood will continue to gentrify and spread more to the north up to 30th Street, eventually seeping and expanding both its eastern and western borders.”

Williams New York

FLATIRON IN THE FUTURE

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2 East 88th Street - Triple Mint Full Floor Apartment | $25,000,000 | WEB ID: 0019057

Grand Loft-Like 4 Bedroom on Park Avenue | $8,300,000 | WEB ID: 0018939

J. ROGER ERICKSON Recognized in 2013 by The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as the #4 Agent in Manhattan and #10 Agent in America by Sales Volume.

Penthouse Duplex - The Metropolitan Tower | $8,500,000 | WEB ID: 0018674

Triple Mint Four Bedroom with 2,800+/- sq ft | $3,495,000 | WEB ID: 0018936

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gramercy park text by michael ewing Centered on the only private park in New York City, Gramercy Park has maintained its status and sophistication since the late 1800s. It might be a surprise to hear

ROMANTICALLY NEW YORK "Gramercy undeniably occupies such a unique place in the history of this great city," says Lina Viviano, TOWN Residential’s historian. “Gramercy Park exemplifies

that Gramercy was in the middle of a swamp until 1831 when Samuel Ruggles, a

this. It has played host to such notable people as the actor and founder of

developer, bought the property, drained it and laid down Gramercy Square.

the Players' Club, Edwin Booth, the playwright Oscar Wilde, the actor John

Gramercy Square, which has taken the name of Gramercy Park over the years, was intended, as Ruggles designed, to be the property of the owners of

Barrymore, the writer O. Henry and the renowned architect Stanford White.” “If you'd like to be downtown, but not right in the center of the scene,

the 66 parcels of land surrounding it. The exclusivity of the square would later

Gramercy is the place to be,” says William Moye of BOND. “The majority of my

establish the Gramercy Park key as a symbol of status and luxury, limited to

buyers and renters looking in Gramercy seem to be looking for safety and quiet,

those living within a few buildings around the park.

but having easy access to transportation to work as well as nightlife.”

The park has been held dearly by the neighborhood. In 1957, Charlotte Devree noted in a piece in the New York Times that the decadent Gramercy Park is “a Victorian gentleman who has refused to die [and that] there is nothing else quite like Gramercy Park in the country.” Gramercy, as a neighborhood and as a park, has maintained its prestige previous century. It’s quiet and it holds an air of romance and elegance.

Toll Brothers recently had the opportunity to develop 160 East 22nd Street in Gramercy. The building, clad in a timeless gray Indiana limestone, features top-of-the-line interior finishes, creating an unconventional mix of modern and classic in its 81 residences. The residences in the 22-story building range from studios to three-

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and exclusivity. The streets are lined with trees and limestone buildings of the

REFINED LUXURY

Toll Brothers City Living; Michael Weinstein

GRAMERCY PARK


Opposite page: Exterior of 160 East 22nd Street; open space loft at 31 West 21st Street This page: living room and kithchen, below, at160 East 22 Street

bedrooms, featuring Grohe fixtures and Miele appliances. The prices are typical of Gramercy, with the studios starting at $900,000 and increasing to more than $5 million for a three-bedroom.

noted, is $2,800 a month and sale prices hover around $1,300 per square foot. “Do not expect to go in and negotiate purchases off the asking prices or get any additional incentives or discounts,” Stokes Moseley says.

“It is a residential neighborhood with great restaurants, shops and culture, and its central location allows for easy access to both midtown and downtown,”

IRVING PLACE Irving Place is a small street that runs north and southbound from 14th Street

22nd is one of the only new condominiums in Gramercy, so it naturally stands

to Gramercy Park, but its cinematically tree-lined chararcter places it as one of

out compared to some of the older housing options."

the most beautiful blocks in Manhattan.

“I think this new building at 22nd and Third Avenue could be showing us what

“Irving Place is a neighborhood unto itself that has recently evolved into a real

to expect in the future for Gramercy,” says Moye, noting the distinctive nature of

foodie block for restaurant insiders,” says Andrew Heiberger, who is opening

the development.

TOWN’s Gramercy office at 33 Irving Place.

Previously, 160 East 22nd had featured a low-rise building that was knocked

The 33 Irving Place office was designed by Goldwin Starrett & Van

down in favor of the high-rise. Morgan Graham of Miron Properties expects this

Vleck, notable designers behind Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor in

sort of activity to continue along Third and Second avenues, where there are

the early 20th century. “The building was one of a number of buildings

other similar low-rise buildings.

that were in the vanguard of the neighborhood's transition from a quiet,

“Prices have definitely gone up in both the rental and sales market, due to a tktktk

Toll Brothers City Living; Michael Weinstein

says Todd Dumaresq, marketing manager of Toll Brothers City Living. “160 East

residential neighborhood, to one that seamlessly accommodated modern

bit of an overhaul of the neighborhood including relatively new condos,” says

and architecturally-distinguished commercial buildings that ushered the

Kathi Jacob of Halstead Property. The average rent for a straight-line studio, she

neighborhood into the dawn of a new century,” notes Viviano. 99

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Start your day with a cup of coffee and a homemade pop tart.

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TV area in open space at 31 West 2st Street

“If you'd like to be downtown, but not right in the center of the ‘scene,’ Gramercy is the place to be.” MAINTAINING GRAMERCY

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109 Third Avenue

Experience the warm country feeling of upstate New York at brunch.

Refresh your skin regimen with any of Kiehl’s beloved products.

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36 East 20th Street

304 Park Avenue South

Enjoy fresh, earthy Italian classics in a lively environment.

Challenge your friends to a rousing game of ping-pong while sipping a cocktail.

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Though there are developments and restaurants coming to Gramercy, the neighborhood is “In five years I see the area being the same,” Heiberger says. “There is a lack of available landmarked sites with very little land.” Stokes Moseley shares a similar sentiment, noting that “around Gramercy Park, prices will continue to become exclusive and expensive. There is a very finite amount of real estate with few opportunities for more development. “There are only around 40 buildings surrounding the park. The current buildings and apartments will gain in value and desirability.”

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casa mono

116 East 27th Street

125 East 17th Street

Catch a live show while indulging in award-winning barbecue from Blue Smoke.

Grab dinner and drinks at this famous Mario Batali establishment.

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largely defined and set as an established luxurious community.

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SPOTLIGHT: GRAMERCY PARK AND FLATIRON THIS MONTH, SCENE TAKES A LOOK INSIDE SOME OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE GRAMERCY PARK AND FLATIRON HOMES ON THE MARKET. 8 UNION SQUARE SOUTH $8,400,000 Enjoy spectacular views from every room of this spacious penthouse duplex. The gracious windowed foyer leads to an open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen. Entertain with ease in this valcucine kitchen, with Miele appliances, a Sub- Zero refrigerator and wine cooler. The expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors provide abundant sunshine and open to an approximately 2,000-square-foot terrace, which provides ample outdoor entertaining space and includes a built-in Viking grill. Kevin B. Brown, Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty, 212.606.7748

160 EAST 22ND STREET $3,351,990 This luxury condominium has been designed to complement and enhance the wonderful Gramercy Park neighborhood. The exterior is clad in a timeless, gray Indiana limestone, and the interiors boast a modern twist on classic, top-of-the-line finishes. The unique 25-foot cantilever frames 160 East 22ndâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighboring buildings along Third Avenue and helps to form the sleek and varied lines that define the building. Residence 17C, a spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom with private terrace, was thoughtfully designed for comfortable living. From the floor-to-ceiling windows to the glass-enclosed rain shower, no detail has been overlooked in designing the very best home possible. Florence Clutch, Toll Brothers City Living, 212.388.9194

205 EAST 16TH STREET $2,849,000 Located in the historically rich Abbey Condominium, this three-bedroom floor plan with two-and-a-half marble bathrooms flows wonderfully, featuring an enormous open layout. An expansive high-end kitchen with all stainless steel appliances extends through to a spacious dining area with enough room to host generous dinner parties. Magnificent craftsmanship is clearly evident with contrasting beautiful inlaid wood floors, marble wainscoting, Venetian Stucco finishes, decorative columns plus detailed baseboard and crown moldings. The versatile layout offers plenty of space for a home office or den. Kathi Jacobs, Halstead Property, 212.381.6592

127 MADISON AVENUE $2,295,000 Luxurious full floor loft with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, dramatic cantilevered windows and walnut floors throughout. This sophisticated loft has central air conditioning and a washer and dryer. White-on-white lacquered custom kitchen by Schiffini with Carrara marble counters, Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances, five burner gas cooktop and built-in espresso machine. West and east exposures. Key-locked elevator. Approximately 1,577 square feet. 127 Madison is a boutique condominium designed by SHoP Architects. Located north of Madison Square Park. Convenient to the city's best restaurants and shopping, nearby specialty food stores include Eataly, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Fairway. Shannon Helms Wisniewski. Stribling & Associates, 646.613.2604

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Bakeries: Bedford Cheese Shop has an amazing global selection of bread and treats for the whole family. Their detailed cheese descriptions border on the absurd, and yet they remain the most informative we’ve had the chance of reading. We also make occasional stops at Eataly for pizza and flatbreads — it makes for very easy entertaining. City Bakery’s pastries and chocolate-chip cookies: enough said. Places to shop: Saturday morning is

Bars: Thanks to Julian Schnabel’s over-the-

usually spent browsing for flowers and

top decor, the ambience at the Gramercy Park

local organic goodies at the Union Square

Hotel’s Rose Bar can’t be beat. It’s private,

Greenmarket. ABC Carpet & Home is

private, private, especially during the day.

always a visual treat when we’re in need of

You can sit for hours and no one will bother

interior-design inspiration. Muji borders on

you. The bar at Gramercy Tavern is also

Chelsea, but it’s worth the extra few blocks

quintessentially New York. It’s a perfect place to

for its minimalist line of pens, papers and

entertain out-of-towners.

organizers. We’re compelled to stop by the Nike Running Store on Fifth Avenue as

Coffee spots: 71 Irving Place is always

the weather starts to get cold, can’t have

bustling. The hotspot is known for strong

enough layers going to and from the gym.

coffee and an authentic neighborhood vibe. Our idea of a perfect work break: head to

Unique stores in the neighborhood:

nearby Maialino for their espresso and sticky

For kids’ books and a place to take

buns at the counter.

the girls on a rainy afternoon, Books of Wonder on 18th Street is a marvel.

Maialino Cucina Antipasto Bar tktktk

The travelogues and guides available at Idlewild Books on 19th Street were indispensable for recent trips we took

tom dolby a walk through gramercy park

to Iceland and Japan. Wanderlust begins there. Paper Presentation is where we go to stock up on art supplies and notebooks. The girls love it, too. (They will, without doubt, run up to us with fists full of stickers.) Though a tad expensive, Space Kiddets is the source

for up-to-the-minute kids’ fashion and retro-fabulous toys. Restaurants: Pure Food and Wine, Casa Mono, Union Square Café, Tamarind, the rooftop at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Oh, and of course, afternoon tea (or a glass of wine for daddies) at Friend of a Farmer. Galleries: Gramercy isn’t known for its galleries, but makes up for it with the Swann Auction House on 25th Street. It’s the best bet for vintage and antique prints. Hole-in-the-wall restaurant: One Lucky Duck on 17th Street is our favorite takeaway spot for fresh juices, salads and other raw-food treats. Fitness, beauty/hair, places to walk, etc.: You can’t beat walking your dog (in our case, our ancient Yorkshire terrier, Woody) around Gramercy Park for prime people-watching and conversation. While Equinox Fitness always offers the chance to watch pretty people sweat, our favorite workout is laps around Gramercy Park early in the morning.

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Stribling & Associates, one of Manhattan’s premiere brokerage firms, welcomed NYC’s real-estate and downtown elite to the re-opening of its historic Chelsea office last month. Reopening its doors after an extensive year-long renovation, the nearly 200-year-old brownstone holds the title as one of the country’s longest-running real-estate offices. Guests also admired the work of local artists on the soaring 20-foot ceilings, courtesy of a partnership with Aperture Gallery. Stribling continues to be a formidable force in the NYC market with more than 250 agents in three offices in Manhattan and a newly opened office in Brooklyn on Atlantic Avenue.

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Are you on the list? text by zachary weiss

Shrouded in mystery and beautifully maintained, the 182-year-old Gramercy Park is kept under lock and key. To get behind the gilded gates, one must be approved by Arlene Harrison, who has served as the vanguard for all that is acceptable in the park’s lush two acres for three decades. Harrison is the keeper of all the keys. A personal key, which is virtually impossible to duplicate, costs a

Gramercy Park,” Harrison says.

condo or co-op owner $350. If a key is lost, it costs the owner $1,000 to replace.

While the park’s relationship with the nearby Gramercy Park Hotel has been

Each key comes with a chain and a brass plate with the buyer's name on it — for

rocky, Harrison remains amicable with the trendy Ian Schrager run property. “I

an extra $125. Key holders include Alexander Rower, the grandson of Alexander

visit Danny Meyer’s Maialino Restaurant in the hotel daily, and it’s become my ‘de

Calder, and Samuel G. White, the great grandson of Stanford White. Harrison's

facto city hall.’ Neighbors know they can always find me there in the early morning

key is always strapped around her wrist and she has never lost it. Harrison's formal title is lifetime trustee and head of community for the 2,000-member Gramercy Park Block Association. However, most refer to her

if they want to discuss park and neighborhood business. I consider both the Maialino and hotel staff part of our Gramercy Park family.” Teddy Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy are also counted as former members

simply as “the mayor." She’s quick to point out it's not a self-proclaimed title, yet

of this family as both played in the park as children. Today, the crowd within the

very apropos for the woman often seen wielding her signature clipboard. “I love

park's confines veers more toward those seeking a private space for jogging or

working every day 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week,” she says. “At 7 a.m.,

relaxing as well as the sporadic visitor looking to take in some of the onsite art

I walk the park and meet with the park caretaker who arrives at that time. Then I

installations. The park's leafy grounds have strict rules: no dogs, no smoking, no

circle around the park greeting and speaking to neighbors, children on their way

wedding-party photo shoots, no bicycling, no hardball, no Frisbees, no feeding

to school, neighborhood workers, building personnel and construction workers.

the birds or squirrels, no lawn furniture and absolutely no booze. “One 94-year-old

People know they can always talk to me about any concerns they may have.

lady comes every day, sits on the same bench and completes the New York Times

There is nothing I am more passionate about than spending my days caring for

crossword puzzle,” Harrison says. Her intimate knowledge of all of the park’s

my neighbors, our park and the neighborhood.”

patrons is impressive to say the least, but it’s clear that her sphere of influence

Holding these titles is dear to Harrison's heart. In the early '90s, her son was attacked by a gang near the park while returning to the family’s townhouse.

expands beyond these boundaries. Harrison keeps her hand in all of the real-estate dealings nearby, including the

She has single-handedly spearheaded the initiative to keep the park safe and

development of Zeckendorf Development’s 18 Gramercy Park. “I initially told Will

functional for those lucky enough to gain access. While some view her as

Zeckendorf that after his and architect Robert A. M. Stern’s astounding success

a vigilante of sorts, she insists that her role is vital. “We’ve become fiercely

at 15 Central Park West, he could purchase any building in the city,” she says.

dedicated to preserving and protecting the quality of life and historic nature of

“But none would have a two-acre private park as its front yard.”

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Gramercy Park under lock and key

Keeper of the gate, Arlene Harrison

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TOWN Residential hosted its TOWN Gramercy opening on Sept. 17. The party began in the new office at 33 Irving Place with appetizers and cocktails, and continued at Casa with authentic Brazilian cuisine at 72 Bedford, across from the recently sold historic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skinny Townhouse,â&#x20AC;? for which TOWN represented both seller and buyer. 1. Andrew Heiberger, Wendy Maitland, Arlene Harrison, Nicole Oge 2. Amy Delson, Robson Zanetti, Artur de Andrade 3. Andrew Heiberger, Jeff Appel, Brett Solomon 4. Kristin Thomas, Eric McCarthy 5. Cory Elbaum, Bert Dweck, Joseph Sitt, Wendy Maitland, Andrew Heiberger, Ran Korolik, Artur de Andrade

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Peter Davis, Editor in Chief of SCENE and Gabrielle Swan and Abigail Jorgensen of GAB + AB celebrated SCENE's September issue with A Night on the SCENE! One Night. Three Destinations. The evening began with celebrating at Stribling & Associates' Chelsea office, where attendees turned the office space upside down with music by DJ Rex Buchanan while enjoying Alacran Tequila cocktails, Sant Arturo Wines and appetizers. As guests arrived at the first location, they were given a hand-printed invitation revealing the second stop for the evening. The party continued on to The Library at Buddakan, followed by PH-D at The Dream.

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Renovated 1827 4-story 4 bedroom, 3 bath in mint condition. Double living room with facing wood-burning fireplaces & wet bar, chef’s eat-in kitchen, south garden. 6 fireplaces, high ceilings & central air conditioning. $9.585M. Web #4003363. C.B.Whyte 212-452-4446

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35 foot living room/dining room, 12 foot ceilings, state-of-the-art kitchen, luxurious master bedroom suite + 2 additional bedrooms, all with Waterworks baths. Full service building. $3.995M. Web #9045265. Inez Wade 212-452-4439

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scene retreats This month, Scene takes a look inside some of the most SAUGHT-AFTER RESTAURANTS, LOUNGES AND HOTELS.

Buddakan New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Modern Asian The surreal atmosphere of this awe-inspiring restaurant in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan combines the serenity of Asia with the flamboyance of 16th-century Paris. The menu features fanciful interpretations of Chinese dishes and delights even the most discriminating palates. buddakannyc.com, 212.989.6699

PHD at the dream hotel Our rooftop lounge is the ultimate penthouse, featuring timeless, luxurious finishings, including Italian Portoro marble, Macassar ebony, nickel finish walls and amber Venini glass chandeliers. Our exquisite panoramic Manhattan skyline view includes direct lines of site to the Hudson River and Empire State Building. Seating is at custom-built Italian leather banquettes with marble tables, and cozy seating niches on our outdoor terrace. The "sunset menu" offers delectable small bites prepared by chef Mike Armstrong that partner perfectly with bespoke cocktails, ideal for any special occasion. dreamhotels.com, 212.229.2559

the hotel guy Possessing close relationships with top four- and five-star hotels, the Hotel Guy holds the key to ultimate access. The website provides clients with resvervations to exclusive rooms, VIP treatment, complimentary upgrades and insider pricing and includes a roster of the most coveted hotels with offerings of the finest amenities. "The Hotel Guy is the best resource [for our] event production agency. Their team has been able to get us bookings in 'sold-out' hotels. ... They have helped us book for clients at the last minute, book internationally, find rooms for large budgets and tight budgets. ... There is nothing their team can't do," Jackie Banda, an event producer at IRL Productions, raves. thehotelguy.com, 646.202.9431

The Nolitan Hotel Located in the heart of Nolita, one of the most endearing and authentic neighborhoods in New York City, the Nolitan is the first luxury boutique hotel to open its doors in this authentic New York City district. This urban retreat offers guests much more than just sophisticated design accommodations, unique amenities and fantastic food around the clock. It offers a true New York experience with the best dinners out, shopping and cultural experiences, and a sense of real community. Inside the hotel, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about style, comfort and intuitive service, all designed for a next-level experience of indulgence better known as "life as a Nolitan!" nolitanhotel.com, 212.925.2555 (mention SCENE magazine at time of booking and receive a complimentary upgrade, based on availability)

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exquisite homes chic living outside of the city

The Alexander Julian Estate in Ridgefield, Connecticut This custom-designed residence covers 30 pastoral acres, offering a very private setting. The home features oversized, open living spaces with 11-foot ceilings on the main floor. French doors and windows open to natural and lush beauty. Almost every window provides views of the expansive grounds, apple orchard and two ponds. Includes a 3,000-square-foot guest house/studio, pool with a pool house, tennis courts, greenhouse, caretakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cottage and other outbuildings. The estate is located one hour away from New York City and the airports. Offered at $9,975,000. By David Everson of Raveis Real Estate, 203.246.7150, davideversongroup.com

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MONTEBELLO, NY This absolutely spectacular 4500 sq.ft. Montebello Pines Center Hall Colonial is a must see! The impressive two story entry leads your eyes through the great room to a backyard oasis overlooking the golf course. Dual staircase, amazing windows, custom moldings, cathedral ceilings and a Master Suite to die for with gorgeous bath, Sitting Room, Workout Room and his and her walk-in closets. Less than a year old, the Gunite heated salt water freeform pool has a shallow end with seating and waterfalls. A 10 person Hot Tub and fire pit with built-in seating adjoin the pool. Simply Magnificent! 845.357.6664

MONTEBELLO, NY The only home like it! Stunning 5,000 Sq. ft. French Normandy colonial on a cul-de-sac in Montebello Pines. 10 ft ceilings with intricate millwork molding. Breathtaking cherry study with coffered ceiling and fireplace. Timeless cherry kitchen overlooks a private 1.73 lush acres. Double walk in closets in bedrooms, cedar walk in and 600 sq ft of bonus space. Advanced security, surround sound throughout. 2500 sq ft ground level walkout ready to be finished. Easy commute to NYC! Steps to 24 acres of parkland. Contact Jaime Harsha Troy at 917.533.4247

MONTEBELLO, NY Set on 1.3 acres with resort-like amenities and breathtaking views, this custom home offers seven bedrooms, five full baths, and everything you could dream. Stone pillared entry with wrought iron gates properly introduce over 7,000 sq ft of luxury. Two story entry foyer, 3 fireplaces, office w/ rich mahogany details, great room, large master suite, temp controlled wine cellar, indoor and outdoor pool, gym, and the list goes on. Discover the finest of living in this prestigious Montebello Estate. Contact Jon Paul Molfetta at 845.461.1843

MONTEBELLO, NY Exquisite custom home in Montebello Pines. This five bedroom, five and one half bath home sits majestically on a rolling hill with views of beautiful Spook Rock golf course. Step inside to find custom details throughout including a one of a kind kitchen with reclaimed brick flooring from Europe, handpainted tiles gracing the backsplash, and a stunning copper countertop on the island. A finished basement with multiple entertaining areas completes this beauty. Contact Andrea DeLuca at 845.494.9772

MONTEBELLO, NY This opulent home sits on over an acre in prestigious Cobblestone Farm. Pull up to the circular driveway surrounded by lush landscaping with the backdrop of the Ramapough Mountains. Step inside to magnificence with a custom painted light filled foyer. The formal dining room, highlighted with mouldings throughout, light filled living room, great room and kitchen make this the perfect home for entertaining. The home offers 6/7 bedrooms and 5 baths along with a full finished walk out basement. Contract Andrea DeLuca at 845.494.9772

New City, NY Amazing sprawling ranch with spacious foyer greeting you as you enter to gleaming hardwood flooring and luxurious mouldings. Airy and open, this home has a wonderful flow for entertaining. The kitchen boasts all high end amenities, and great breakfast nook area which leads out to the brand new in-ground pool. Master bedroom suite plus 2 more bedrooms complete the first floor...below deck is a full finished basement with bedroom and full bath and a separate entrance for access to a private loft with full bath! Contact Andrea DeLuca at 845.494.9772

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HILLCREST • $12,000,000

Almost complete, make it your own. 25,000 sf, 5 ac. estate with 50 mile views of Hudson Valley. Within 1 hour of NYC in Ridgefield, CT. Indoor/outdoor pools, pool house, every amenity. Unbelievable!

SHINGLE-STYLE COLONIAL • Price on request

Wonderful shingle-style Colonial on 2.78 acres in excellent Southern Ridgefield, CT, location. Custom designed 8,543 sf, 5 BR, 4 full baths home built in 2002. 7-car garage, Smart Home technology.

HAMILTON HOUSE • $3,450,000

Magnificent ca. 1880 colonial in sought-after location near historic Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. Masterfully restored/renovated; wonderful blend of times gone by & modern day amenities & comforts.

WRIGHT IN POUND RIDGE • $1,699,000

Masterfully restored and renovated 1956 Frank Lloyd Wright disciple house in scenic Pound Ridge, NY. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, soaring ceilings, walls of glass. Enchanting pool setting.

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Spectacular Lakeview Estates home w/dock! Designerowned Colonial in Ridgefield, CT, 1 hour to NYC. $500k+ in improvements! Smarthouse technology, elevator, pool w/ spa, finished lower level w/ KIT.

NOAH LINDLEY HOUSE • $2,499,000

Circa 1790 five acre estate in western Redding, CT, with 3 bedroom main house, stunning pool, charming guest house, cottage, perennial gardens, magnificent pond with island, meadows and fields.

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The quintessential Connecticut Country estate is sited on 10 magical, level, park-like acres along the Aspetuck River in bucolic Redding, CT. Seamlessly expanded & renovated 1907 wood shingle colonial carriage house of 9000 sf. is a remarkable property unrivaled in Fairfield County for its beauty & pastoral setting. High ceilings, exquisite details; 6 BRs, 6 full/3 half baths, 5 fireplaces, wine tasting room, wine cellar, game room, great room, oversized chef’s kitchen, all surrounded by terraces & pergolas. Fabulous pool, pool house, tennis court, greenhouse, gardens, fields & river view. Includes 4.5 acres adjacent parcel.

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STILL MEADOW FARM SHARON, CT. The original Still Meadow homestead in a beautiful and private location on a dead end road in a desirable area. Historic home with modern amenities. Oversized garage and workshop, massive Kitchen, formal Dining Room with fireplace, formal Living Room with fireplace, 3-4 Bedrooms and 3 1/2 Baths. Lush grounds with terrace, in-ground pool, pond and distant views.

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THE WILCOX TAVERN 1775 NORFOLK, CT. Historic Colonial filled with period details, wide board floors, winder staircase, 5 fireplaces, eat-in Kitchen, spacious Keeping Room, Master Suite, 5 Bedrooms and 4 1/2 Baths. The grounds are spacious with in-ground pool, brick terrace and privacy. Steeped in history, the Wilcox Tavern is only blocks to the historic village center with fine dining, entertainment, antiques and recreation. Thomas McGowan Web# EH2789

GREAT LOCATION - MOVE-IN HOUSE LAKEVILLE, CT. Minutes from Wononscopomuc Lake and Village is the ideal location for this light and bright, move-in condition 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath home featuring Living Room with fireplace, Family Room with wood stove, vaulted ceilings, oak floors, many upgrades, and a large deck and lovely gardens in rear. Dead-end road guarantees quiet and privacy.

Eva Yxfeldt & Elyse Harney Morris $589,000 Web# EH2794 $575,000

TRANQUILITY IN LONG LAKE ANCRAMDALE, NY. Well maintained 3-BR, 2.5-BA home in a tranquil lake community. Open floor plan creates a light and bright home. LR w/FP and DR open to Kitchen with breakfast bar. Large screened-in porch and stone patio for outside entertaining. 1st fl. MBR with Sitting Room, FP, large MBA and walk-in closet, leads to private outside courtyard. Walk down to the lake and enjoy tennis, boating, hiking and swimming. Just minutes from Harlem Valley Rail Trail and Catamount ski area. Arleen Shepley Web# EH2433 $490,000

www.HarneyRE.com Salisbury, CT 860.435.2200

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Riverton, CT 860.738.1200

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Historical Landmark completely renovated in South Orange once known as the Orange Lawn Tennis Club. Originally built in 1922 for Edward Gregory a well-known New York banker. The 6 bedroom, including a magnificent master suite, 5.5 baths stately Georgian colonial sits on 1.42 acres. 4 working fireplaces and extraordinarily high ceilings. Gorgeous tall glass windows and oversized rooms. Designer kitchen with top of the line appliances enclosed in fine designer wood cabinetry with gorgeous Calacatta Gold counter tops. Brand new hardwood floors, brand new 5 zone central air system, brand new furnace, brand new electric, brand new plumbing. Beautiful pool.

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On 464 acres, Fashion Farms consists of 4 impressive farms with 4 lovely homes. Presently one of the most successful standardbred horse operations in the United States and Canada, this offering includes 175+- horses and all farm equipment. This is truly one of the finest properties ever available in Bucks County.

Exquisite antique fieldstone farmhouse with elegant addition on 5.34 acres. Living room and main bedroom with cathedral ceilings and fireplaces. Dining room with fireplace. Lovely rolling lawns edged by a stream. 3 car garage. Carriage house. Restored barn. $1,650,000

Lovely ca 1756 Bucks County stone home and barn on 7 acres. Expansive ground level with inviting center hall, spacious dining and family rooms, kitchen with breakfast room and office. Wide plank flooring, exposed beams and a fireplace in almost every room. Pool, patio and fenced paddocks. $995,000

19th century stucco over stone farmhouse on 27+ acres. Fireplaces, custom built-ins and pine floors throughout. Living Quarters kitchen with spacious breakfast room. 15 stall barn with apartment, 6 paddocks, 2 pastures, an outdoor lighted arena, 5 garage bays, a spring house and pool. $1,695,000

Exquisite fieldstone and clapboard house overlooking a stream with beautiful covered bridge. Living room and dining room with fieldstone fireplaces. Library with cathedral ceiling. Carriage house, guest house, pool with pool house, tennis court and small barn. Used by fashion magazines for photo shoots. $2,900,000

Charming fieldstone historic home with long distance views of preserved Bucks County countryside. Living room with fireplace and random width pine floors. Updated eat-in kitchen with atrium door to the beautiful patio. Light filled sunroom. Lovely grounds. Detached barn and three car garage. $499,980

Building package by Worthington Custom Builder to be sited on a beautiful 5.9 acre lot in Solebury with long distance views. Known for extraordinary customer service, Worthington Custom Builder strives to make the construction experience a creative partnership. Property will be designed to meet the needs of the buyer. $1,750,000

Charming 4 bedroom, 4 bath country house with breathtaking views over the valley to the Delaware River. Gorgeous living and dining rooms with fireplaces. Fabulous main suite with luxurious bath and spacious closet. Finished lower level with full bath. Lovely swimming pool edged in stone. $995,000

1790 fieldstone farmhouse on 15 acres with spacious modern wings and breathtaking views. Fabulous family room with 25 ft ceilings. 6 fireplaces. Park like grounds with tennis court, stone spring house and ponds. Restored 3 story stone and frame bank barn with apartment and garage. $2,295,000

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Hudson Highlands Country Retreat Mid Century Modern • 4 Bdrms • Chef’s Kitchen • 3-sided stone fireplace Pool, Waterfall • 2 Acres • Mint Condition • 1 Hr 15 Mins to Manhattan Close to Metro North and Bear Mountain Bridge Offered at $1,525,000 Email: herculesrealestategarrisonny@gmail.com to request an appointment or leave a message at 845-265-4590

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text by annelise peterson illustrations by jason k atzenstein Dear Annelise, I am staying with very fancy friends in Paris for a week, and they literally have everything under the sun. What can I buy as a thank-you present? I can't afford a Picasso. Dearest Picasso-less in Paris From Christian Dior to Jean-Paul Sartre, the French have made some of the most impactful contributions to fashion and philosophy. Before trotting off to Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré with a baguette in one hand and a credit card in the other, perhaps you would profit from a CliffsNotes refresher course on Paris culture. In short, I can’t tell you what to buy your friends that “have everything under the sun,” but I will leave you with some words borrowed from some style and thought leaders of our current century. “You cannot fake chic, but you can be chic and fake fur.”—Karl Lagerfeld “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched; they are felt with the heart.”—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Between these lines, you will discover le cadeau parfait.

Dear Annelise, You are so fashionable. The latest runway shows have left me dazed and confused. What are the must-buy items for fall? I need new outfits for work, for cocktail parties and for a bunch of black tie events. Dearest Sarah-on-a-Spree, Thank you for your kind words. And I hear you—an excess of choices can make the decision-making process paralyzing. My suggestion is for you to analyze your current wardrobe and make note of what designers and silhouettes have worked well for you in the past. From there, you can strategically craft your fall must-have wardrobe of day-to-evening looks that will timelessly take you from work-to-cocktail, brunch-to-black tie. You may discover that you do best in '60s mod and sublime shift dresses from Proenza Schouler. And perhaps tall boots from Chloé await your autumn arsenal. Fur is also making a comeback in outrageous hues—so as long as you only have an issue with the carbs in P(I)TA, 2013 is your opportunity to seize the most colorfully cozy coats from Prabal Gurung and Ralph Rucci. As for black tie options, Valentino is always a great source for graceful gowns and prim cocktail attire. If all of this is still overwhelming, you can always entrust a personal shopper at Bergdorf, Barneys and Net-A-Porter to get you one swipe closer to the Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List. Happy shopping, Sarah! After all, fashion is fun!

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dear miley cyrus ... text by michael musto You probably think I’m going to throw you over my knee and give you the spanking of a lifetime. After all, that’s what everyone else on the planet has been doing since your VMAs appearance, and, besides, I’m the guy who ritualistically chastises celebrities for a living. I read into Amanda Bynes, deflated Anthony Weiner and undressed Dolce & Gabbana. But to you, I say, "Bravo!" I love what you did! And I’m not even joking! My friends and I watched your performance and agreed that it was the high point of the night, full of raunchy delight and giddy spirits. It was the kind of thing I’d love in a nightclub, so why not applaud it on TV, especially when pulled off with such shameless abandon, not to mention a suitably awkward-looking Robin Thicke dancing around like a used-car salesman gussied up for a Saturday night gala? The sour looks on the celebrities in the audience as you worked your ditzy magic really mystified me. Every single one of them has done horrifying personal things. Their antics are constant grist for the tabloids, and yet here they were, dissing you for doing something perfectly legal and carefree. Part of it must have been sheer jealousy that you were hijacking the night, but that wasn’t the main dynamic at work here. It was the puritanical edge that takes over so many Americans when faced with something overtly sexual. Being comfortable with sex is considered a no-no in our culture. We’d rather make everyone grow up with silence and shame surrounding the topic instead of acknowledging that it can actually be pleasurable. This is the same sensibility that had Elvis’s pelvis labeled as dangerous, the Beatles targeted as a pack of heathen and Madonna branded a satanic succubus. And it turned out that none of those stars really hurt anybody, did they? (Though Madonna was rude to me once, but that’s another story.) Neither will you, Miley. You had to do something outrageous to break out of the Disney mold you’d been forced into, way before you were able to make career choices for yourself. You were desperate to announce to the world, “I’m not Hannah Montana anymore,” and you did so with a vengeance. No one will ever think of you as a child star (or even an ex-child star) again.

performance, since it included most of the same full-throttle gimmicks. But the righteous complaints kept coming from the peanut gallery. “There was no real showmanship in that number,” one of my Twitter followers moaned, echoing throngs of others. Really? Dancing plushies, choreographed guest stars and multiple outfit changes, and you didn’t see showmanship in that? Besides, Bruno Mars just stood and sang a song as the projections and lasers did the work, but no one complained about that. “I’m a mother, and this was terrible for the children,” one of my uppity Facebook friends griped. Her name sounded familiar, so I thought about it, then realized, “She was one of the '90s club kids! She used to traipse around the Limelight half-naked, doing anything for attention!” I guess we’ve all become our

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grandparents, even recovering celebutantes. A gossip report contended that you were all set to be on the cover of Vogue, but editrix Anna Wintour nixed that when faced with the furor over your trashy antics. If so, that’s too bad for the magazine, which would have sold like crazy, but it’s actually OK for you, Miley. When you’re staging a career revolution, you

to create a future for yourself, and, if it means one less magazine cover along the way, that’s fine, since even bigger press awaits, for sure. Fortunately, a few stars have stood up for you, such as Justin Timberlake, who said the number wasn’t bad, considering the context — and let’s not forget that

have to suffer some immediate setbacks in order to change people's perceptions

this is the man who felt deeply betrayed by Janet Jackson’s heat-seeking nipple.

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So you’ll be fine, Miley. No spanking here after all. Unless you want it!

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