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Modern Matters

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Born to Collect

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Inglenook

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Of Note... Rainbow Connection

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Down the Rabbit Hole

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Stars on Parade

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The Art of the Matter

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Over the Rainbow

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African-American Art and Influences

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A recent article in Te New York Times entitled “Te Haves and the Have Mores” reminded me that we need to balance our afuence with generosity. As the stock market reaches new highs and orders for luxury cars, yachts, and private planes grow by more than 20 percent, so does desperation for people living in poverty. Does anyone really need a 250-foot motor yacht? If so, I hope that person would also consider donating one, or its equivalent, to someone or an organization in need. You may be confounded, or slightly put of, by this message from the publisher of a luxury lifestyle magazine. My intent isn’t to say one thing and do another. What I hope to convey is my increasing concern about the widening gap in wealth and opportunity and ofer some thoughts on how to make our small part of the globe a bit brighter. I don’t want to oversimplify, but the world would be a diferent place if there were fewer marginalized people. Politics and ideologies aside, I’ve come to realize that those who have more need to do more. It doesn’t matter whether we donate more, volunteer more, or hire more… we just need to do more. Just this past year, our family lost Delores McMillen to cancer. Delores worked for years for many members of our family. She discovered her illness late because she didn’t have a family physician, and she didn’t get the best care because she relied on Medicaid. We bought Delores a new car, gave her food and clothing, paid her fairly, and loaned her money when she needed it. Yet that wasn’t enough. Delores was marginalized, and that made the diference in her life. Te fact that I’m not, and neither are you, makes a profound diference in ours. Tis year, I’m not going to turn away from the homeless people I encounter every day. I’m going to give more of my time and talents to people whose lives I can help change for the better. And I am going to live more modestly, so it’s easier to help others whenever I can. In the magazine, you’ll see a bigger emphasis on the generosity of St. Louisans and on the people who are making a diference in our community. If what you do lifts people up, I want to know about it! As the world cries out for help, don’t retreat into a bunker and hope things get better. Let’s do more, together, because we can.

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Modern Matters Written by Veronica Teodoro Photography by Alise O’Brien How do you to take a large, traditional home in the French Eclectic style and give it a style that’s not so traditional? Tat was the goal the homeowners established for the designer and architect who transformed the interiors of this private residence in Clayton. “Most of the time people will fll a home like this with traditional décor,” says designer Todd Lannom, co-owner of Centro Modern Furnishings in the Central West End. Te assumption, he says, is that modern furnishings only look right in a modern setting. But there’s nothing like a fresh set of eyes – or two, or three – to dispel old design myths. Te homeowners called Lannom when they moved back to St. Louis from San Diego, re-establishing a relationship they had formed years before when the couple frst lived in St. Louis. Together with Susan Bower, an architect with Mitchell Wall Architecture and Design, and Steve Schuepfer, Centro’s showroom manager, they made changes to refect the owners’ style, not the architecture’s. In the kitchen, the owners mandated a simple design. “Te couple also requested that we incorporate white cowhide stools from their previous home into the décor,” Bower says. With that in mind, the design team removed the dark blue four-by-four tiles that covered the foor and the walls. Tey were pleasantly surprised to discover pine foors, which they refnished. As a compliment to the furry stools, they selected white Danby marble for the kitchen counters and backsplash. Te marble’s dense texture, similar to granite, is ideal for kitchens and baths, Bower says. Te next step was to create a more spacious kitchen, increasing the size of the room and allowing for more efcient trafc fow between rooms. To that end, Bower removed a wall between the kitchen and the butler’s pantry. Te number of windows in the room meant that Bower couldn’t install cabinets over the counters and to the ceiling. Instead, she created storage space by placing cabinets underneath the counters and using the home’s original but nonfunctioning refrigerator – a throwback to the 1920s – to hold large items.

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Living Large Large architectural features in the entry foyer such as arched doorways, a wraparound staircase, and marble foors are scaled to ft a smaller home.

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Simple and Sunny Before the renovation, the kitchen was bathed in blue foor and wall tile. Today, its white marble counters and sleek cabinetry ofer a study in elegance and simplicity.

Gray Matters Te number of details in the dining room are kept to a minimum so that the room’s architectural features can speak volumes.

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The large dining room, situated just beyond the butler’s pantry, is a study on how to mix modern furnishings within a traditional aesthetic. “We could have easily added six materials to this room,” Lannom says. He introduced three: a wooden table painted in gray, fabric-covered chairs that are easily cleaned, and new light fxtures. “Tis way, there’s no competing with the architecture,” says Bower, pointing to the crown molding around the perimeter of the room. Its unique seashell motif stands out. “A number of details in the room, like the wallpaper, were eliminated to subtract clutter,” Lannom says. A subdued gray palette was used on the walls and on the paneling, and two wall sconces that play of the shell motif add fourish. Te fnishing touch is a chandelier. It’s an updated interpretation on traditional décor, with classic lines and shapes done in a modern way. Te house itself is ideal for get-togethers, and the homeowners invite guests for dinner and to larger soirees as often as twice a week. Te living room, which they use as a salon for entertaining, is long, so design-wise it was necessary to create smaller areas within it to allow for multiple conversation groups to take place at one time. Tose spaces include a main sitting area in front of the freplace, a corner of the room with two ottomans facing each other, and another corner with two chairs and two more ottomans. Because conversation dictates how the space is used, the ottomans are built on rollers for mobility, and the chairs swivel. Cicognino service tables by Franco Albini also are meant to be portable, and are another design element used to facilitate conversation. As for color selection, the fabric coverings throughout are purposefully neutral to allow the furniture to stand out against the room’s dark, wood paneling. A bright red winged love seat provides a pop of color, and a foor lamp from Flos beams 300 watts of of the ceiling. Just a few steps beyond the living room is a sunroom, a bright spot for reading and still more conversation. During the renovation process, the room’s size and shape was a challenge. It has tall windows and a door on one side leading into the courtyard. Lannom didn’t want to place furniture in the middle of the room, dividing its width in half. Instead, the design team put a couch on one end and a second, less formal, dining table that can double as a catering table on the other. Te room’s tile foors, a combination of coral pink and celery green, dictated the khaki green on the couch and the neutral paint on the walls. Black quilted-fabric chairs add contrast.

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Living Large Te homeowners love to entertain, as often as twice a week. Te living room, with its comfortable furnishings and easy trafc fow, is a favorite room for gatherings both large and small.

Neutral by Design Khaki-green fabrics compliment the sunroom’s multi-hued foors, creating just enough interest without overwhelming the eye.

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Pink’s VisionDetails Visionary Smoke by Maarten Baas for Moooi A mixchairs of classic and contemporary take center stage in the room. elements live side by breakfast side in this Clayton Tudor Revival. It’s the creative tension that infuses the home with a graceful presence.

When they’re not entertaining, the owners retreat to a small breakfast nook for a cup of cofee. Te room has a feminine, romantic feel, a departure from the rest of the home, which is more strict and rational. Te walls are painted in Ballet Slipper Pink, a selection inspired by a painting from artist Stephen Leet. Te chairs, from Dutch furniture maker Maarten Baas’ Smoke line for Moooi, are burned and preserved in a clear epoxy coating. “The furniture adds texture and history to the room,” Lannom says. “It’s in an older style, but it’s being looked at with modern eyes.” sl slmag.net

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David Kodner and Jonathan Kodner (seated) at their gallery in Ladue.

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Born to Collect Written by Craig M. Kaminer Photography by Matt Marcinkowski Galleries, dealers, consultants, appraisers and auction houses each play a distinct role in the life of a collector. Most also play a specialized role, appealing only to the subset of collectors interested in a particular genre or ism. Kodner Gallery in Ladue is diferent. For close to 50 years, the gallery has helped St. Louisans cultivate a broad sense of the history of art. Kodner Gallery was founded by the late Martin Kodner and is run by two of his three sons, Jon, 51, and David, 43. When pressed to defne their area of expertise, the Kodners would say they are art historians, appraisers and dealers of American and European art of the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Tey have particular expertise with historically significant Missouri artists such as George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879), Carl Wimar (1828-1862), Oscar E. Berninghaus (1874-1952), Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), and Joe Jones (1909-1963). The brothers’ childhood was a treasure hunt of sorts, following their father as he researched, and often discovered, rare works of art in St. Louis and around the world. Today, Kodner Gallery is more like an art museum, with artworks on exhibit and available for purchase. Jon, David and their associates act as curators and docents to their clientele. While the collection’s range is daunting –it includes American and European Impressionism, American Western, Regionalism, WPA, Ashcan Group, Hudson River, Post-War Modern and Contemporary paintings, drawings, rare prints and sculpture – the works are as familiar as a college survey class on art history. Ask either brother about a particular work or artist and he will light up. Tey have an encyclopedic knowledge of historical facts and can discuss with scholarly precision the quality of the brush strokes, line, light and subject matter. They also have a genuine interest in the viewers’ likes and dislikes. I had the opportunity to see Jon Kodner in action recently. Steve O’Laughlin’s firm, Lodging Hospitality Management, renovated Union Station, and his workers had been on the lookout for a long-lost mural of the St. Louis riverfront by acclaimed artist Louis Grell. Te work – 7 feet high and 28 feet long – was uncovered in three pieces in a storage closet. Kodner asked for a description of the work, made a brief site visit, and spent a few days doing research. He returned with

a complete report of the mural, the artist, the work’s history and its value in its current and restored conditions. Te owners, the restoration architects, Kodner – and eventually, the media – were delighted with the fnd. As one would expect, the Kodners also identify fakes or misattributed works of art. Tey recently found that a painting sold at a celebrated New York City auction house some 20 years ago was not authentic. The sale had only included a five-year warranty of authenticity and, as a result, the owner had no claim. Jon Kodner is quick to point out that Kodner Gallery always guarantees the authenticity of the works they sell. “We do business the old-school way,” he says. “We are not in business for a quick 30- or 60-second sale, such as with auctions. We try to remove the gray area of risk for our clients and warranty the artwork indefnitely. We are happy to ofer limited terms for buying or consigning artworks we have sold because we have confidence in the artwork we represent and work with many families across multiple generations.” Depending on the time of year, Kodner owns 30 percent to 60 percent of its inventory. Te remaining works are on consignment. Kodner cautions collectors that over-exposure in the auction marketplace can limit the investment potential of certain artworks or collections. He recommends private sales whenever possible in order to protect the future integrity of valuable art. If an artwork does sell, there is a specifc price that must be adhered to down the road because the previous price is now public knowledge. If an artwork fails to sell or sells for less than its estimated value, putting that information in the public domain can have a negative impact on future value. The Kodners’ love of collecting and, more importantly, the thrill of discovery, is highlighted in Trash or Treasure, a community event which they produce. Just like Antique Roadshow, people come from far and wide to get an independent expert opinion on a wide variety of art, antiques and collectibles. The Kodners bring together more than 20 specialists who donate their time to educate guests. “It is a fun, informative and educational event that appeals to young and old alike,” Jon Kodner says. Teir eforts beneft local non-proft organizations such as The Nine Network of Public Media and the American Parkinson Disease Association. sl slmag.net

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Inglenook

Written by Scott Harper, Master Sommelier

THE PLACE Having amassed a fortune in sea ferrying, in 1879 Finnish sea captain Gustave Niebaum purchased a vast estate in Rutherford, California named Inglenook, with a goal of producing wine on an estate that could rival its European counterparts. The word ‘Inglenook’ is a Scottish expression meaning “cozy corner”, but in this case it should denote a copious cozy corner, as the estate, which includes a brilliant European-style château, would eventually encompass more than 1,500 acres. From north to south, the Napa Valley is about 30 miles in length, which is not nearly as big as most people think. Te region’s width tops out at five miles and goes down to a single mile at its narrowest point. Mountains surround the valley on both sides: the Mayacamas Mountains to the west and the Vaca Mountains to the east. THE HISTORY Inglenook’s frst vintage was produced 1882, and the picturesque château was completed in 1887. In 1891, Inglenook wine was revered enough to be served in the White House for President Grover Cleveland. It may seem hard to believe, but in 1901 you could enjoy a bottle of Inglenook Claret for less than a dollar. Lamentably, winemaking at the estate ceased in 1908 for three years following the death of Gustave Niebaum at the age of 66, until his widow subsequently resumed the estate’s production and its critical acclaim. In 1914, John Daniel Jr., the grandnephew of Gustave Niebaum, and his sister Suzanne moved to the estate after their mother died to be reared by the widow Niebaum. From 1919 to 1933 the ludicrous happens: prohibition declares the production of wine illegal, leaving the great estate to continue producing grapes but not wine. After the repeal of prohibition in 1933, John Daniel Jr. took leadership of Inglenook, eventually becoming its owner in 1939. Daniel was the first vintner to use Napa Valley on his label, thus emphasizing the importance of the winemaking region. It is during this time that John Daniel Jr. made truly one of the greatest wines ever produced in California: the famous 1941 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon. With the motto “Pride Not Proft” frmly in place, Inglenook's obsession with quality as opposed to fnancial security ultimately led to its downfall, compelling Daniel to sell the name Inglenook along with the great château and some of the vineyards in 1964. The new owner was a large national company that eventually evolved into the company named Heublein. Tis company did no favors to the name or the wine, making inexpensive wine of mediocre quality, although they did make some very nice Cabernet Sauvignons as part of its Reserve Cask series. Daniel continued to maintain a sizeable share of the land as well as the Niebaum mansion where he and his family lived until

his death in 1970. In 1975, his wife sold the portion of the estate her family had maintained to Francis and Eleanor Coppola, who renamed the estate Niebaum-Coppola. Tey produced the frst vintage of their fagship wine Rubicon in 1978, but not in the great château, as it was still owned by the large national company. In 1995 Coppola bought the château and the vineyards Daniel sold in 1964, thereby reuniting the great property and restoring the glory of the Inglenook château. Finally and gratefully the Coppola’s acquired the Inglenook trademark in 2011, and once again the property is named Inglenook. I have had the great fortune to visit the estate on numerous occasions, watching the evolution before and after Coppola purchased the final elements of estate and the château. The culmination of my appreciation of the estate occurred at the legendary Aspen tasting in 1991, where we tasted a selection of wines from 1941 to 1986. I was in astonishment of how well the 1941, 1946 and 1959 showed truly incredible wines. Precious few estates in California or in Napa Valley have a history and legacy like Inglenook. Perhaps Buena Vista, Gundlach Bundschu, Charles Krug or Beringer could rival it, but today there are few historic estates in California under the ownership of individuals or families as opposed to multinational conglomerates. Inglenook has been through both and survived with its renewed grandeur thanks to Francis Ford Coppola. THE WINE 1941 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) On my list as one of the best wines I have ever had. I tasted this classic Napa Valley Cabernet at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic in 1991; Robert Parker was the moderator and it was a most memorable occasion. At the time of the tasting its auction value was $1800.00 a bottle; a taste of Napa Valley history. Intense nose of currant and anise, it is amazingly long, rich and concentrated. A seductive bouquet of caramelized fruits remains in the glass even after the wine was gone, ethereal and multidimensional. 2009 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon (Napa Valley, California) Rubicon is the famed river in Northern Italy that Caesar crossed with his troops, irrevocably committing himself to his destination. Rubicon signifes Coppola’s own commitment to winemaking at the great Inglenook estate. Tis is the frst year Rubicon and Inglenook share a label. Blackberries, currants, violets, baking spices, and toasty oak round out this full-bodied and rich wine that has plenty of tannins for ageing. sl A Certifed Wine Educator, Scott is one of 140 professionals in North America and 219 worldwide who have earned the title Master Sommelier.

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Curating a Lifestyle: Destination, Antiques!

Written by Amelia and Jef Jefers

Debra Force Fine Art, New York

M. S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans

For anyone seeking one more reason to collect unique and beautiful antiques, art and jewelry, Scott Diament and his production team for the Palm Beach Show annually deliver the holy grail of treasure hunting. Across the fve days of Presidents’ Day weekend, top collectors and antiques enthusiasts will once again escape their winter doldrums to the elite resort town, browsing choice offerings from more than 160 renowned international exhibitors. Converting the Palm Beach County Convention Center to an art and design mecca, Diament’s team relies on trusted, repeat exhibitors to bring their best merchandise and elegant displays. From the dramatic selections in London-based Peter Finer’s inventory of fne arms and armour to the sophisticated antique and vintage baubles from New York’s prestigious Fred Leighton, more than 50,000 visitors are treated to an incredible variety of material, spanning every genre and juxtaposing many periods and movements. Interested in American Indian Arts? Simply pop in the booth of Marcy Burns, a leader in the category. Looking for an exceptional American painting? There are few options more revered than Debra Force Fine Art. Americana afcionados will be treated to the ultimate selection when visiting the booth of legendary Jefrey Tillou Antiques. From Oriental rugs to English silver, French furniture to Danish modern, grab a map of the world and chart your journey, as dealers from all over the United States and Europe bring their coveted wares to accommodate your “one-stop-shopping experience” of anything you might dream of collecting. A hallmark of the social season, the show’s Preview Party has become a standalone destination event. “Te Preview Party on Friday night has become one of the hottest society nights in Palm Beach,” notes Diament. “It’s a who’s who of antiques and art cognoscenti, political dignitaries and socialites, and a chance to shop the show before anyone else.”

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Cohen & Cohen, Reigate (United Kingdom)

Need some ideas on how to make a statement with your own collection? Tis year, renowned interior designer, Campion Platt will curate the 2015 Designer Showcase. An award-winning designer, Platt boasts a dazzling client list of celebrities who appreciate his focus on personalized spaces. “No two of our projects are the same,” says Campion, whose projects are driven by client-generated wish lists. Under Platt’s direction, the Designer Showcase will be a “don’t miss” highlight of the 2015 show. Featuring room vignettes by leading interior designers utilizing art, antiques and accessories from exhibitors, Platt’s curated exhibit should prove a magnificent manifestation of an authentic and liveable approach to collecting. Don’t let the guest or exhibitor list intimidate. Diament’s goal is to ofer an environment that fosters the understanding and appreciation of antiques, not just the enviable chance to buy big ticket items. Passes for the four-day weekend are just $20, with complimentary access to the educational lecture series. According to Diament, “In 2014, seats at practically every lecture were flled to capacity with some lectures leaving standing room only. Tis year’s line-up of speakers will surely inspire a similar response from attendees.” So, whether you are an art enthusiast or simply artcurious, grab your sunscreen and dive into the engaging world of collecting at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show. Can’t make it to sunny Florida in February? Don’t fret - thanks to CollectorsNet.com, launched by the Palm Beach Show group in 2010, you can view and purchase from an exclusive, handpicked community of Palm Beach Show Group dealers, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. For more information, visit palmbeachshow.com. sl Amelia and Jef Jefers are the co-owners of Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers, an international frm located outside Columbus, Ohio.


Fred Leighton, New York

Peter Finer Arms & Armour, London

Butchof Antiques, London

Marcy Burns American Indian Arts, New York

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Bibliotaph Puerto Rico native Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz holds two master's degrees in architecture one from the University of Puerto Rico and the other from Columbia University. Since founding his own frm in 1992, he has garnered praise and an enviable client roster for his modern interiors based the principles of classical architecture. Tis book highlights aspects of more than 60 projects completed since his frm was founded. Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz & Linda O'Keefe - Suspending Reality: Interiors by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz - Hardcover, 240 pages, Te Monacelli Press (monacellipress.com). Furniture and industrial designer and architect Kem Weber (1889-1963), left his native Germany for San Francisco early in his career, eventually becoming a US citizen in 1924 and establishing his own industrial design studio in Hollywood. Culled from Weber family archives, this book is the frst major study of the designer, whose most iconic designs include his Bentlock line, the Air Line chair of 1934, the interiors for the Bixby House, and his tubular-steel furniture for Lloyd. Christopher Long Kem Weber: Designer and Architect - Hardcover, 304 pages, Yale University Press (yalepress.yale.edu) Tis compendium of interior design work by Atelier AM, headed by the Los Angeles-based, husband-and-wife team of Alexandra and Michael Misczynski, is brimming with impactful yet tranquil spaces, distinguished by a deft co-mingling of antiques, ancient artifacts and the avant-garde. Alexandra Misczynski (author), Michael Misczynski (author), Mayer Rus (author), Francois Halard (photographer) - Interiors: Atelier AM - Hardcover, 248 pages, Rizzoli (rizzoliusa.com). "Good design is directed, progressive, and fexible enough to embrace accident and serendipity," explains interior designer Richard Mishaan in the Introduction to Artfully Modern, which highlights his key commissions since 2009. Common among all of the projects, regardless of scale, is Mishaan's signature contemporary fusion style. Richard Mishaan and Judith Nasatir - Artfully Modern: Interiors by Richard Mishaan - Hardcover, 272 pages, Te Monacelli Press (monacellipress.com).

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bib 'li' o 'taph, [bib-lee-uhtaf, -tahf ]: a person who caches or hoards books A tastemaker on a global scale who works out of a castle near Antwerp, antiques dealer and interior designer Axel Vervoordt is cited as a pioneer in the style of designing rooms with the distinct purpose of mixing antiques and contemporary art. Tis beautifully photographed book outlines aspects of the designer's philosophy, including the fact that he fnds the spirit of things more important than the look of things and, that "everything needs a deep human reason." Meredith EtheringtonSmith (author), Laziz Hamani (photographer) - Axel Vervoordt: Te Story of a Style - Hardcover, 195 pages, Assouline Publishing (assouline.com).

Born in Hong Kong and educated at Cambridge, André Fu is known for designing high-end hospitality spaces infused with new Asian principles and a keen focus on proportion and spatial planning. Tis book focuses on key projects carried out by his design studio, AFSO, including Upper House Hotel in Hong Kong, the Fullerton Bay Hotel at Singapore’s waterfront, the Opus Suite at Te Berkeley, London, and Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong. André Fu - André Fu - Hardcover, 176 pages, Assouline Publishing (assouline.com).

Since 1995 Ann Getty's eponymous frm has been crafting exquisite interiors for a global clientele. Tis book, the frst-ever compilation of her work, provides a glimpse into some of these rarefed rooms, furnished with fne antiques and with the highest level of craftsmanship. Diane Dorrans Saeks (author), Lisa Romerein (photographer) - Ann Getty: Interior Style Hardcover, 240 pages, Rizzoli (rizzoliusa.com).

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Down the Rabbit Hole Wonderment and whimsy in Dubai Written by Bridget Williams

It was a scene not unlike one would expect to find at any given international oceanfront hotspot: a crush of beautiful people, dressed to the nines with drinks in hand, socializing and dancing to the pulsating beat of house music. Te distinguishing experience in the midst of this revelry came when the music abruptly ceased, and a brief PSA-style announcement referenced deference to the evening Muslim call to prayer. After a few moments, the beat resumed and everyone carried on as before. Tis instance was but one of many surprises during a recent trip to Dubai, where I found that Western mores co-exist alongside Middle Eastern religiosity with relatively few concessions, and where a plethora of overly conservative clothing proved to be as unnecessary as the preconceived notions I also brought along.

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Voda Bar in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.

Cognacs, cigars and chocolate are ofered at C Club in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.

Beset by bevies of unfathomable angles and curves that stretch ever higher into the cloudless skies, the architectural wonders of the built environment in Dubai are positioned between the vast Arabian Desert and the Persian Gulf. We arrived well-rested following a long Emirates Air fight (emirates.com/ us) that included socializing with a chic group of international travelers in the upper deck lounge aboard the massive A380 aircraft, the largest and most advanced passenger aircraft in the world. During the drive from Dubai International Airport to our frst stop, the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, located on the western wing of Palm Jumeirah, I fully expected to see a fying car whiz by as I ogled skyscrapers whose contours are attributable to some of the most notable international architects working today. Te oldest building in the city, the Al Fahidi Fort, was constructed in 1787, and the majority of the “old” architecture is even further from ancient, giving the region’s architects and visionaries an unfettered opportunity to create modern marvels where it appears that even the sky isn’t a limiting factor. 42 slmag.net

A massive land reclamation project devised by the Prince of Dubai that has added nearly 50 miles to the Dubai coastline, the Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island in the shape of a palm tree built entirely from sand and rocks. All of the island’s hotels are clustered on the “trunk” of the palm tree as well as the crescent that frames it, with upscale homes located on the palm’s fronds. With an overall design scheme based on motifs that speak to the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire in the 14th and 15th centuries but reinterpreted in a fashion best described as over-thetop (the expression, while overwrought, is entirely apropos for almost everything in Dubai), the 405-room Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, which took nearly three years from conception to completion, is an opulent homage rendered in gold, marble (nearly 100,000 squarefeet in total), intricately carved wood and handmade ceramic tiles sourced from Turkey. Here and at Jumeirah’s other hotel, residential and leisure properties, it represents what fabulous fantasylands can result when money is not an issue.


Te exterior of the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray as viewed from Palm Jumeirah.

Talise Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is the largest in the Middle East.

Te Imperium restaurant at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray provides a luxurious setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Overlooking the turquoise waters that gently lap against Palm Jumeirah Beach, my deluxe king room boasted a marble soaking tub whose size was more akin to a baby pool at a water park than a standard hotel amenity. Those wanting to up the ante on opulence should consider an Imperial Suite, resplendent with fnely polished marble foors and enough gold leaf to make Fort Knox envious. Also available are 38 exquisitely appointed four-to-fve bedroom villas preferred by well-heeled international travelers desiring the space provided by a private home but with all the services available from a top-tier resort. Accessed from the hotel’s towering central corridor, referred to as the “Avenue of Indulgences” for the array of luxury boutiques present, are a total of eight restaurants and two bars, whose vast range makes it entirely possible to take a world class, fve-star culinary trip around the world without ever leaving the luxurious confnes of the resort. Taste buds are tantalized with both traditional and contemporary takes on Turkish, Vietnamese, Indian, Lebanese, French and Japanese cuisines.

Dubai certainly has a corner on claiming “world’s best” titles in the tallest, highest and fastest categories among others, so it should come as little surprise that the Talise Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, at just over 26,000 square-feet, is the largest in the Middle East. Although a “Radiant Date” facial was certainly tempting, my curiosity was piqued by the traditional Turkish hammam treatment. After exiting the ladies changing area, I was escorted to a large open room with a tall domed ceiling; centered beneath was an octagon-shaped platform sheathed in marble. I was instructed to lie down on the heated surface and then I was subsequently doused with warm water, intensely "loofahed" from head-to-toe and “beaten” with sudsy “pillows” whose teeny bubbles multiplied with every tap before settling and cocooning me like a warm blanket. An invigorating massage was followed by a shampoo and honey and lavender hair mask. Following the treatment our group retreated to a lounging area in a large antechamber where we sipped hot tea, noshed dried fgs and raved about our super smooth skin. slmag.net

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Aerial view of Al Qasr, part of the sprawling Madinat Jumeirah resort.

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Sunrise yoga on the beach is ofered daily at Madinat Jumeirah. Photo by Bridget Williams.

Te souk at Madinat Jumeirah.

Pai Tai restaurant at Madinat Jumeirah.

Thumbing their noses at the arid environment, the architects and designers of Dubai’s dreamscapes incorporate water everywhere, a concept most wholly expressed at Madinat Jumeirah, where an intricate network of canals allows guests to navigate the sprawling property via abras (water taxis). Inspired by historic UAE architecture, the property boasts a trio of unique lodging options as well as a bustling souk with 95 shops ofering everything from kitschy knick-knacks to fne jewelry. Both the 292-room Mina A’ Salam and the 294-room Al Qasr ofer a traditional luxury hotel experience. Te 283 rooms of Dar Al Masyaf are organized within 29 clusters of two-story, standalone Arabic-style summer houses that are hidden away amongst lush vegetation and provide enhanced amenities such as semi-private pools, butler service and complimentary evening cocktails in each villa’s reception area. As a general rule, Dar Al Masyaf is preferred by couples; Mina A’ Salam is popular for business travelers due to its proximity to the conference center; and the opulent Al Qasr, designed to replicate a Sheikh’s summer residence, is apropos for those who appreciate and expect the fner things in life. In support of this presumption, the number of luxury automobiles and supercars I saw assembled in the valet lot outside the Dar Al Masyaf could easily rival the show feld at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. On par with the Madinat Jumeirah’s scale is the diversity of its dining options – 22 bars and restaurants in total. Encompassing six restaurants, Friday brunch at Al Qasr is the largest in the city, drawing well-heeled locals dressed to the

nines. Te all-you-can-eat spread, approximately $150pp, is so large that patrons are given a map to navigate the oferings. A short walk down a long pier in the Arabian Sea leads to Pierchic, an award winning seafood restaurant, where the only thing rivaling the artful plating is the panoramic view. At Pai Tai, a gorgeous canal-front restaurant accessed via an abra boat, traditional Tai dancers provide entertainment as authentic as the cuisine. Arguably the most family friendly of the Jumeirah properties given the vast array of things to do, it would be entirely fathomable to spend an entire week without ever leaving the resort. Daily sunrise yoga on the beach is a great way to start the day. Alternately, fitness minded travelers can get their fix at Talise Fitness, with a 75-foot lap pool, squash courts, a full lineup of ftness classes, a rock climbing wall, and the frst-ofits-kind High Altitude Suite, which enhances aerobic capacity by simulating how the body adapts to exertion at 9,000 feet. Kids can be endlessly entertained at Sinbad’s Kids Club, while their parents enjoy some pampering at the 26-room Talise Spa. Guests have access to Jumeirah’s Wild Wadi water park, located next door to the Madinat Jumeirah and offering an array of slides and attractions from mild to wild. It took a lot of goading from my travelmates to get me to ride the ‘Jumeirah Sceirah’, but the thrill was well worth the near heart-attacking inducing experience of waiting for the floor to drop out of a capsule nearly 100-feet in the air. slmag.net

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Club Suite in the Burj Al Arab.

Entrance to one of two Royal Suites.

Te atrium in the Burj Al Arab. Photo by Bridget Williams.

The jewel in the Jumeirah hotel group's very glittery crown is no doubt the Burj Al Arab, the most recognizable landmark in Dubai and often referred to as the world’s only seven-star hotel. I’d been admiring the superstructure for days, appearing almost like a mirage as it rises nearly 1,000 feet from a man-made island in the Arabian Sea. Designed by Tom Wright of WS Atkins to resemble a billowing dhow sail, the Burj Al Arab is the tallest all-suite hotel in the world, just 180-feet shy of the Empire State Building. Defned by a Tefon-coated woven glass fber screen stretched across the tower’s “ribs”, by day the screen is brilliant white and at night the canvas comes to life with a colorful light show. Another defning feature of the exterior is the helipad, located more than 600-feet above sea level, and available for VIP arrivals, departures and helitours, or a tennis match, if you happen to be Andrew Agassi or Roger Federer, who famously squared of for a few rounds there in 2005. As impressive as the structure is from the outside, the interior is much more awe-inspiring, making me feel a little like Alice when she first tumbled into Wonderland. My mouth agape, I nearly missed the traditional “Marahaba Welcome” of rose water, a cold towel, dates, Bakhoor (incense), and Arabic coffee as I spun around to soak everything in. Technicolor hues transition from royal blue to yellow in the atrium, the world’s tallest at 540feet. In the upper lobby, choreographed drips, drops, streams and sprays from a central fountain, flanked by gilded columns are intermittently punctuated by sudden bursts that send water more than 100-feet into the air. Opulent to the nth degree, only the finest materials are used throughout the interiors: custom-made carpets from South Africa and India; rare Statutario marble (the same type used by Michelangelo) for walls and fooring; artisan made doors from 46 slmag.net

Dubai; chandeliers from the UK; and nearly 6,000 square-feet of 24-carat gold leaf embellishment. Comprised of 202 two-story guest rooms ranging in size from 1,803 to 8,963 square feet, the height of luxury, both literally and fguratively, are two Royal Suites that encompass the entire 25th foor. As I exited the elevator enroute to my duplex, I was greeted by my foor concierge, who in turn introduced me to my personal butler. Having anticipated the availability of this service, I’d been racking my brain about any tasks I could assign, and settled on having him reserve a 24-carat gold-plated iPad for me to use for the duration of my stay (when in Rome, right?). A similar device is for sale in the gift shop should you fnd you are having difculty relinquishing it at checkout. My one-bedroom deluxe suite was organized with a woodpaneled work area with an iMac, a stocked bar and expansive living room with a 42” plasma television and foor-to-ceiling windows on the first floor. At the top of the curved marble staircase was the bedroom suite. Arrayed on the marble vanity were full-size Hermès toiletries, perfume and cologne - Kelly Calèche for her and Terra D’Hermès for him. At the touch of a button, the curtains in the bedroom retreated to reveal a seemingly endless expanse of sea. Rooms are outftted in colors beftting a royal – deeply saturated shades of red, blue, gold and purple, inlaid and gilt-accented wood and a recurring use of the Greek key motif. Tere are a total of seven bars and restaurants on property. Reached via a gold-plated elevator in the upper lobby, Al Mahara is recognized as one of the fnest restaurants in the world and the only place I have ever eaten exclusive Kaviari Farm caviar at lunch while being completely surrounded by ocean life. Both the main


Lower lobby in the Burj Al Arab.

Talise Spa is located on the 18th foor in the Burj Al Arab. A whimsical dining room in the Royal Suite at the Burj Al Arab.

dining area and private dining rooms are lit by an otherworldly glow of an enormous foor-to-ceiling seawater aquarium holding 100 diferent species. Formal afternoon tea is served in high style at Sahn Eddar, located in the upper lobby. On the 27th floor is the hugely popular Al Muntaha restaurant and the Skyview Bar. Te latter is the only place in Dubai to ofer mixology, a unique concept in which drink artisans briefy “interview” guests to gauge their tastes and mood before crafting a completely unique cocktail. Te slightly sweet and efervescent concoction resulting from my Q&A was spot on. As one of the leading tourist destinations in the world, there are a host of unique experiences all within easy reach of the Jumeirah properties. Shopping is a favorite pastime, particularly at the height of summer when temperatures can firt with 120°F. Tere are 10 major shopping malls, with an 11th in the works. As an unabashed shoe enthusiast, I was more than a little giddy to explore the 39 shops within the designated shoe district in the 1,200-store Dubai Mall (thedubaimall.com). Fashion Avenue, a collection of the world’s finest luxury boutiques, is signified by an installation of larger-than-life butterfies suspended from the ceiling, which left me wondering if it was a tongue-in-cheek reference to money fying from pocketbooks. Outside the Dubai Mall, the 900-foot-long Dubai Fountain, set within the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake and designed by the creators of the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas, ofers scheduled performances punctuated by aqua jets that can propel water as high as 500 feet. No trip to Dubai would be complete without standing atop the Burj Khalifa (burjkhalifa.ae/en/), the tallest building in the world. More than 2,400 feet tall, the elevator to the 124th level

travels at a dizzying pace of 30 feet per second. This elevated vantage point is ideal for surveying the entirety of the built landscape as well as the not-too-distant desert from which this megalopolis sprung forth. Founded in 1998 as a way to reach out and educate expatriates in the traditions and customs of the UAE, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (cultures.ae), offers tourists the opportunity to participate in heritage tours, cultural meals and tours of the Jumeirah Mosque, the only mosque in Dubai that is open to the public six days a week. The Centre is located within the Bastakia Quarter, a declared conservation area that was built in the late 19th century by afuent Persian merchants. Dubai has a reputation for top-quality gold, available on the cheap, but with one caveat – you have to be willing to haggle for the best price. Te best shops, operated under strict government regulation, are found within the Gold Souk on Khalid Bin Waleed Road. Other designated souks within the bustling Deira area include the narrow alleyways of the sensory overload-inducing Spice Souk; the Perfume Souk on Sikkat Al Khail Road; and the Old Souk/Textile Souk in Bur Dubai, a colorful bazaar housed within restored stone buildings. After a week of experiencing so many modern marvels holding claim to best-in-the-world accolades, it was only ftting that we allow one fnal indulgence for our early morning transfer to the airport: being chaufeured in one of the Burj Al Arab’s feet of white Rolls Royce’s – the largest collection owned by a hotel in the world. For more information on the Burj Al Arab, the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray or Madinat Jumeirah, visit jumeirah.com/en/. sl slmag.net

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Stars on Parade Highlights from the Los Angeles Motor Show Written by Bridget Williams

Maserati Alferi 2+2 Concept

Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show is the frst major North American auto show of the season each year, and as such serves as a primary staging ground for never-before-seen global premieres. Te 2014 show, held in late November, was no exception, with 30 world debuts and 60 vehicle unveilings overall; over half of the debuts hailed from the luxury and performance sectors. “With this debut lineup, Los Angeles delivered the best of what’s to come in the automotive space,” said LA Auto Show President, Lisa Kaz. “The automotive landscape is ever-changing and we continue to be at the forefront of the groundbreaking news.” AUDI Marc Lichte, the new Head of Design at Audi, heralded the launch of a new design era at the company with the debut of the Audi Prologue concept car, saying: “Audi stands for sportiness, lightweight design and the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive. In the Audi prologue, we are expressing this know-how in a new form – we have put the sportiest car in the luxury segment on wheels. Our team took new approaches in both exterior and interior design.” 48 slmag.net

The two-door coupe, which is slightly shorter and flatter than today’s production A8, produces up to 605hp, propelling the car from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds. The spacious interior, based on Gran Turismo design, marks the beginning of a new design era at Audi, in which the architecture merges with the operating concept to form one unit. Te surfaces for displays and controls are innovatively integrated into the instrument panel and console of the center tunnel, and the infotainment system brings driver and passenger into dialog with one another. Also making its debut was the Audi R8 competition; its 570hp makes it the most powerful Audi production vehicle to-date, capable of going 0-60 MPH in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 199 mph. BENTLEY Apropos for California climes and its glitterati clientele, Bentley showcased its vision for the future with the Bentley Grand Convertible. Bentley Chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer, who unveiled the car commented: “Tis concept demonstrates Bentley’s ability to create a pinnacle


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Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Tursimo (VGT) concept

convertible Grand Tourer, while embodying elegance beyond compare. With this car we combine the opulent Mulsanne experience with the full sensory indulgence of open-air touring, continuing to unite luxury and performance in new ways. We will ensure that this car - if it reaches the roads – will be a highly exclusive, extremely limited collector’s piece.”

Turbo technology that delivers a maximum of 567 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Te standard eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds. The BMW X5 M will be offered at a base MSRP of $99,650 and the BMW X6 M will start at $103,050, including $950 destination and handling.

BMW Te new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M made their world debuts and the BMW 2 Series Convertible and BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe made their North American auto show debuts. Purpose-designed for exceptional driving experiences, the latest generation of high-performance all-wheel-drive vehicles from BMW M delivers boosted output, optimized suspension technology, and new heights of luxury and innovation in the equipment range. The BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M raise the bar in terms of dynamics, steering precision, and braking performance, while fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions are significantly lower than previous models. Both models are equipped with the V8 unit with M TwinPower

CHEVROLET Developed as part of the Vision Gran Turismo project, which celebrates the future of automotive design and innovation, the Chaparral 2X VGT concept is inspired by the innovative racecars Chaparral Racing and Chevrolet partnered on more than 45 years ago. With a 671-kW laser, powered by a pack of lithium-ion batteries, and an air-powered generator to provide 900 horsepower worth of thrust, the Chaparral 2X VGT will be capable of a 240-mph top speed in the video game with 0-60 acceleration capability of 1.5 seconds. Other manufacturers have developed concept racecars for the Vision Gran Turismo project, but Chevrolet is one of the few to transfer it from the digital gaming world to a physical concept vehicle.

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JAGUAR Jaguar debuted its 2015 model year lineup and showcased new options present in the 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE, including a manual transmission option, All-Wheel Drive, and a new 550hp "R" Convertible. The Jaguar XK Coupe and Convertible models have entered their fnal year for 2015, and Jaguar is commemorating the end of production with the XK Final Fifty limited edition: the last 50 XKR models produced for the U.S. market, including 25 Coupes and 25 Convertibles. Pricing begins at $85,425 for the XK Coupe. LAND ROVER Land Rover presented its 2015 model range, along with the U.S. debut of the new Discovery Sport, a versatile premium compact SUV that is the first member of the new Discovery vehicle family. Te Discovery Sport ofers a dynamic design with a compact footprint enabling optional seven-passenger seating in a "5+2" configuration. The 2015 Discovery Sport promises a highly refined combination of performance, safety and efciency thanks to a body shell of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum, a 240hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, nine-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.

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Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

LEXUS Southern California sunshine was an ideal complement to the Lexus LF-C2 concept that made its global debut at the show. Te exterior styling of the 2+2 layout is infuenced by the way various surface shapes interact with different types of light. Designers created edges, planes and curvature that allow the LF-C2 to exude varying characteristics when seen from diferent angles and under diferent lighting conditions. This objective, when combined with Lexus’ golden yellow multi-layer paint process, results in a striking and progressive interpretation of an open top luxury GT. Te exterior attributes of the LF-C2 extend into the cabin, as the center console originates from the rear deck and runs down the length of the cabin all the way to the dashboard. Te dashboard design presents functional simplicity with an attractiveyet-straightforward instrument cluster, a central video monitor controlled by a Remote Touchpad on the center console and a classically styled analog clock placed between the central air vents. MASERATI Maserati presented its complete model year 2015 range including the sportingly redefned Quattroporte GTS and the Alferi 2+2 concept, which made its U.S. premiere.


Mercedes- Maybach S-Class

Created to commemorate Maserati’s Centennial, the Alferi—which takes its name from Alferi Maserati, the most prominent of the Maserati brothers—explores the stylistic heritage of the brand and anticipates future design trends. Tis concept car interprets Maserati’s most iconic signatures: restyled triple air ducts on the wheel arches; the Trident emblem in a central position on the front grille; the “Saetta” logo on the rear pillar; and forged wheels whose spoke design gives a nod to the Trident profile. Poltrona Frau aniline leather has been generously used for the interior, matched with copper, aluminum and other materials reminiscent of oxidized steel, commonly used in the racing cars of the Fifties. Vintage racing also inspires the wraparound design of the seats, ofset by their futuristic look and modern structure. MERCEDES With a world premiere in Guangzhou and the presentation in Los Angeles, the new Mercedes- Maybach S-Class was unveiled almost simultaneously in its two key markets of China and North America. At 214.6 inches long and with a wheelbase of 132.5 inches, the fagship of the MercedesBenz model range is 8.1 inches larger in both dimensions than

the S-Class Sedan. Rear passengers beneft from this increased size as well as from standard equipment that includes executive seats on both the left and right sides. The US will launch the Mercedes- Maybach S600 in April 2015. PORSCHE Porsche presented two new GTS models, the 911 Carrera GTS and the Cayenne GTS along with the Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series, a special edition limited to 100 units worldwide. The four variants of the 911 Carrera GTS close the gap between the 911 Carrera S and the 911 GT3. The model, available as coupe and convertible, is equipped with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and develops 430 hp. The Sport Chrono package and other performance enhancing features are ftted as standard equipment. Te Cayenne GTS develops 440 hp and has a sporty, air suspension equipped chassis with a lowered ride height that boosts driving performance to even higher levels. The third new model at the Auto Show was the Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series, which ofers a particularly luxurious combination of performance and exclusivity. sl

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Maaji bikini (maajiswimwear.com; Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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From Bogner (bogner.com): Racing helmet ($400); Sport Ski goggles ($200); Kaja-D down jacket ($1,472); Sara knit jacket ($850); Lili stretch pants ($500); Fire+Ice gloves ($200); Fell moonboots ($700)

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Nice on Ice

Bentley ofers the ultimate winter driving experience Written by Bridget Williams For many of us, the thought of being behind the wheel and careening across a sheet of snow and ice is harrowing at best. Tere is a small minority, namely 144 adrenaline junkies with an eye for luxury, who are happy to pay for the experience as part of the annual Bentley Power on Ice event, staged on a frozen lake at the edge of the Arctic Circle in northern Finland. A total of eight fourday small group sessions are being ofered in January and February, ensuring that each participant will have ample time to push a range of Bentley’s beyond the limits of day-to-day driving. “Power on Ice mixes the pure exhilaration of slaloming a Bentley supercar on a purpose-built course or taking a spin around a ‘figure eight’ track, with the opportunity to acquire advanced techniques from a personal instructor, that will enable drivers to handle their cars with confdence, even in the harshest weather conditions,” explained Peter Barnes, a senior instructor with Bentley Driving. Making its debut on ice in 2015 is the Continental GT3-R, the most dynamic member of Bentley’s esteemed Continental family of Grand Tourers. Limited to 300 examples worldwide, it will be put to the test by four-time World Rally Champion and world ice speed record holder Juha Kankkunen, who is also responsible for the design of the ice track, which is ‘shaved’ into the lake’s six-foot thick ice sheet using specialized equipment. “Although I have broken two icespeed world records with Bentley and understand what these cars are capable of, it is remarkable to be able to drive a luxury sedan designed to deliver such great levels of refnement and comfort in these kind of harsh, wintery conditions and many miles from the nearest roads,” said Kankkunen. Two full days of programming will focus on expert instruction and driving a range of all-wheel drive Continental GTs and Flying Spurs. A highlight of the trip will undoubtedly be a “fast lap” on the track with Kankkunen. Limited to 18 drivers per session, participants will meet at Helinski Vantaa Airport and board a private chartered fight to Kuusamo where they will check-in to Chalet Hotel Ruka Peak, which boasts a traditional smoke sauna built into a cave in the west wing of the building. Outside of the driving experience, the itinerary includes dog sled and snowmobile touring, dinner at a historic reindeer farm, and a celebratory closing dinner highlighting contemporary Finnish cuisine. Prices for the Power on Ice experience start at approximately $14,226, based on choice of accommodation. For more information visit events.bentleymotors.com. sl

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New Mexico Museum of Art. Photo by Bridget Williams.

Te Art of the Matter A culture of creativity abounds in Santa Fe Written by Bridget Williams I fell in love again and again in Santa Fe. First it was with a whimsical contemporary kachina by Molly Heizer I spied in the window of Canyon Road Contemporar y galler y (canyoncontemporary.com); later that evening, a mammoth green chile cheeseburger was the object of my afection. Te following morning, a breathtaking hilltop view during a sunrise run stole my heart, and each night when I returned to my room at the Inn of the Anasazi, I was enamored with basking in the golden glow of the fre in my kiva-style freplace while catching up on some reading and indulging in a turndown sweet treat. With just over 80,000 residents, this relatively small city, situated on a high plateau at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, draws big time crowds - roughly two million a year to be exact - to experience its vibrant art, culinary, shopping, history and cultural scenes and abundant natural beauty. Te oldest city in the United States (founded by Spanish missionaries in 1610) 60 slmag.net

and both the highest and oldest capital city in the country, Santa Fe was recently recognized as one of the top 10 cities in the world in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. Considering its more than 250 art galleries and 13 museums, it should come as little surprise that in 2005 the city nabbed UNESCO’s frst Creative City designation in the USA. Opened 25 years ago and located steps from the Plaza District, which is regarded as the cultural heart of Santa Fe, the three-story Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi (rosewoodhotels.com/ Anasazi) is a microcosm of the destination, offering a distinct sense of place, intriguing art and creative culinary oferings. A boutique property with just 58 guest rooms, the entirety of the décor presents a local artistic bent. Some examples are subtle - a stylized eagle suggested in the bar’s stone foor for instance - while others, such as the colorful carved wood doors by Jerry Morrelli depicting blanket designs of the Anasazi, are indicative of the


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region’s enduring Native American spirit. Displayed in harmony throughout the common areas, including a cozy living room and larger library, is a top-drawer collection of contemporary art and antique pottery and basketry. Recently refurbished rooms at the Inn display a restful palette of natural earth tones punctuated by bursts of saturated colors courtesy of pillows made from classic Pendleton blankets. Hallmarks of traditional adobe architecture - a gas-lit kiva-style freplace and vigas and latillas wood ceiling beams - are present across all room categories, from a 300-square-foot traditional room to the 1,300-square-foot two-bedroom Anasazi suite. Luxury Italian bed linens, toiletries by New York’s C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries, contemporary art and handcrafted furnishings are thoughtful touches. Eforts to impart a distinct sense of place even extend to the minibar, where a tantalizing assortment of treats from local confectioner C.G. Higgins can be found.

Colorful carved wood doors by Jerry Morrelli depicting blanket designs of the Anasazi lead to a cozy living room at the Inn of the Anasazi.

Under the direction of Executive Chef Juan Bochenski, the Inn’s Anasazi Restaurant holds a vaunted position in the local fne dining scene. A native of Argentina, the French-trained chef, who honed his craft in fne establishments from London to the Caribbean, draws upon his varied background to put a unique and artful spin on traditional Southwest cuisine. Favorites during our stay included the Anasazi Lobster Burrito at breakfast, an Alcade HeirloomTomato Salad at lunch, and New Mexico Lamb at dinner, followed by a decadent treat appropriately dubbed Chocolate Indulgence for dessert. “Santa Fe is a place for people who appreciate art in all forms,” explained Cynthia Delgado, a lifelong resident and Marketing Director for the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau, who added that the inspiration provided by the bluerthan-blue skies and a long-standing tradition of tolerance have long been a draw for those with artistic inclinations. slmag.net

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A kachina by Molly Heizer in Canyon Road Contemporary gallery. Photo by Bridget Williams.

In order to see as much as possible during our long weekend visit, we broke the city into quarters and asked our concierge to point out both highlights and hidden gems. Every morning in downtown’s Plaza District, Native American artisans set up shop along the portal at the Palace of the Governors (palaceofthegovernors.org). Te plaza and surrounding streets also serve as a staging ground for a host of varied annual art markets (visit santafe.org for a complete calendar). Te Georgia O’Keefe Museum (okeeffemuseum.org) is located just three blocks from the plaza and is the largest single repository of the artist’s work in the world. With its French Romanesque Revival architecture standing in stark contrast to the prevalent adobe-style, the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, constructed in the late 1800s, is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. More modest but no less intriguing is the nearby Loretto Chapel, celebrated for its “miraculous” staircase that stands 20’ tall and makes two complete 360-degree turns with no center support. Everything from indigenous craft to highbrow contemporary art can be found in the myriad galleries that line Canyon Road. Two fine dining restaurants of note along the route include Geronimo (open for dinner nightly; geronimorestaurant.com) and the Compound (open for lunch and dinner; compoundrestaurant. com). Locals fawn over the chicken schnitzel at the latter. Cowgirl BBQ (cowgirlsantafe.com) in the city’s railroad district served as my first foray into the city’s green chile cult. Green chile cheeseburger’s are serious business in this town, and

Cowgirl’s version, a mouthwatering marriage of grass fed Angus beef, locally raised buffalo, applewood smoked bacon, melted brie, chopped green chile, heirloom tomato and trufe oil served up on a pretzel bun is a perennial title contender in the annual Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown. For a more comprehensive immersion in the nuances of the green chili and the region’s culinary traditions, sign on for a class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking (santafeschoolofcooking. com), a 25-year-old family run business that ofers both hands-on and demonstration classes led by top local chefs. Following our Traditional New Mexican course, we perused the on-site boutique and picked up a stash of local spices and a few pieces of La Chamba black clay pottery to try our hand at making pozolé at home. Just slightly more than walking distance from downtown (for most people), is Museum Hill, which is home to four of Santa Fe’s most popular museums: Te Museum of Spanish Colonial Art (spanishcolonial.org), Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (indianartsandculture.org), Museum of International Folk Art (internationalfolkart.org) and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian (wheelwright.org). Round out an art-filled afternoon with lunch at Museum Hill Café (museumhillcafe.net) and a stroll through the 13-acre Botanical Gardens at Museum Hill (santafebotanicalgarden.org). While the kachina that initially stole my heart didn’t get stolen away in my suitcase, a recent call to the gallery to confrm his availability means that we may be reunited just in time for Valentine’s Day! sl slmag.net

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Light Up Your Room with Art While we are gradually gaining daylight following the winter solstice on December 21st, for the next few months our homes are in need of additional light. For well over a century, the Tifany lamp has remained a desirable addition to any living space. Te name of these lamps originates with Louis Comfort Tifany, the eldest son of Charles Louis Tifany, founder of the eponymous renowned silver and jewelry company. Instead of following in the family business, Louis chose to pursue his passion for art, demonstrating a multitude of talents as a painter, photographer and craftsman. What he is best known for is his work in stained glass. Louis began his studies in glass and mosaics in the 1870a, and by the end of the century, the name Tifany was synonymous with beautifully designed stain glass creations of opalescent glass in varying colors and textures. Initially, most of the Tifany Company’s production was focused on making stained glass windows. Inspired by Thomas Edison’s new invention, the incandescent flament light bulb, Tifany used his skills to illuminate homes with a new art form. Using colored glass, he created beautiful electric Tifany lamps, which were and still are recognized for their superior design and handcrafted details. Most of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s lamps were made between 1895 and 1920. However, not all Tifany lamps have the same pattern, and as a result are grouped into different design categories. Favrile, a French word meaning “handmade”, defnes the frst and simplest shades made by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Favrile pieces are generally inscribed with the mark Favrile or the founder’s initials, L.C.T. Leaded glass shades created using shapes such as squares, triangles and circles in a mosaic design are categorized as geometric. Most people are familiar with the Tifany lamps that were inspired by nature as well as the transition to flower motifs. Some of the most remembered designs include Peony, Wisteria and Dafodil. A little known fact is that the guiding light behind many of Tifany’s notorious botanical lampshades was Clara Driscoll. After graduating from Western Reserve School of Design for Women in Ohio, Driscoll migrated to New York City seeking a career in the growing field of industrial arts. Upon arriving in New York, she enrolled in the Metropolitan Museum Art School and was then hired on at Tiffany Studios. Inspired by nature, Driscoll shared a similar artistic vision to Louis Comfort Tiffany, resulting in her eventual promotion as the head of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department. Driscoll and her female team designed and executed many of Tifany’s nature-inspired themes including the famous Dragonfy design.

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Tifany lamps became so popular that many Tifany-style lamps or reproductions were created. As a result, it is often difficult for the untrained eye to detect differences that set apart authentic Tiffany Lamps. In some cases, an unsigned Tifany shade that is a reproduction is coupled with the base of the signed Tifany lamp and passed on as being an authentic Tifany. Buyers beware, as the price between a signed Tifany lamp and a reproduction varies significantly. For example, a Wisteria Tifany table lamp sold last year at auction for over $1.5 million, while a table lamp in the style of Tiffany sold for $200. Quality and craftsmanship diferentiate an authentic Tifany lamp from its reproduced counterparts. Each piece of stained glass in a Tifany lampshade is hand crafted with unique colors, shapes and sizes classifying the lighting device as a true work of art. sl Colleen Boyle is Senior Vice President, Pall Mall Art Advisors. She holds advanced degrees in Art History and a diploma in French fne and Decorative Arts from Christie’s, Paris. She has appraised art and antiques for private collectors and corporations throughout the U.S. and regularly publishes articles about art and collecting. (610) 470-5340 phone, cboyle@pallmallartadvisors.com.


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SHELL SHACK Written by Judith Evans Photography by Carmen Troesser One of chef Kevin Nashan’s favorite restaurants is Waterman’s Beach Lobster in South Thomaston, Maine, about 1,400 miles from his new Peacemaker Lobster & Crab in south St. Louis. Nashan will travel 800 miles to the east, to Maryland, to savor blue crabs pulled from the Chesapeake Bay. For fried oyster peacemakers –the sandwiches better known as po’ boys – he’ll head due south about 700 miles to New Orleans, a straight shot down the Mississippi River. And now, he sources seafood from these three states and the coastlines between them for Peacemaker, bringing favors fresh from the sea to St. Louis. “I don’t want stuff that’s been sitting in tanks,” he says. “I want stuff plucked right out of the water, and that’s how we’re doing it.” He fies in fresh fsh and seafood daily, and if something isn’t in season, it isn’t on the menu. If diners wonder who caught dinner, all they have to do is glance at the walls – Nashan commissioned Mark Katzman to photograph his suppliers as they went about their work. “I was fortunate enough to grow up with the ability to have good seafood, even though we were landlocked in New Mexico,” said Nashan, who also owns the Sidney Street Cafe, in Benton Park just down the street from Peacemaker. He comes from a restaurant family, and they traveled frequently when he was a boy. “Not everyone gets the opportunity to go to Maryland or Maine or New Orleans,” he says, so he’s giving them a chance to sample signature dishes from those places. “For people who grew up there, this triggers memories from home. Tat’s what restaurants are for – for bringing back memories. When it all clicks, it’s beautiful.” His menu is inspired by the migration of the Acadians, who were expelled from their homes in and around Nova Scotia, Canada, in the mid18th century. Tey settled along the East Coast and in Louisiana, where their descendants are today’s Cajuns. Te day’s selections depend on what’s in season and available: lobster rolls, perhaps, and mussels, clams, shrimp, catfsh, oysters – along with smoked brisket, pork link and sweet potato po’ boys for those not in the mood for seafood. When crabs go out of season, crab boils come of the menu and crawfsh boils take their place.

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Te restaurant walls feature portraits of fsherman, crabbers, and lobsterman captured by photographer Mark Katzman.

Nashan traveled – and ate – his way along the coast, researching the menu before he headed back to St. Louis and his kitchen. “You’ve got to go out there and jog the memory bank,” he says. His method: “Tink about bites – yummy, yummy bites. You start putting pieces of the puzzle together.” He says the casual Peacemaker is a natural progression from Sidney Street Cafe, a fne-dining restaurant that wins constant acclaim and earned Nashan a finalist slot as best Midwestern chef at the 2014 James Beard Awards. “Year after year, you try to simplify,” he says. “Tis is the food I want to eat at the end of the day.” Te new restaurant is in the building that formerly housed Gerard Craft’s Niche, another in the city’s top tier of restaurants. Only one element remains unchanged: the window between the kitchen and the dining room. “We didn’t touch the pass – there was incredible food going through it,” he says. “It was the foundation. I didn’t want to mess with it.”

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Te menu is inspired by the migration of the Acadians, who settled along the East Coast and in Louisiana, where their descendants are today’s Cajuns.

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Te shrimp poorboy with remoulade is dressed with lettuce, pickle, tomato and house made chips.

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“I was fortunate enough to grow up with the ability to have good seafood, even though we were landlocked in New Mexico,� says Nashan.


Nashan traveled – and ate – his way along the coast, researching the menu before he headed back to St. Louis and his kitchen.

He took his time designing the restaurant and the menu. “We put a lot of efort into it,” he says. A mound of ice and ever-changing display of oysters fll a 100-year-old stone water trough set on the bar. “It was on eBay just like everything else,” Nashan says. Oil funnels have been transformed into light fxtures. Sheet pans soaked in lye are used as serving platters: “Tey look like they’ve been around 100 years.” Each table holds a minnow bucket flled with menus, wooden mallets and other seafood shack accoutrements, while a can of Maryland’s Old Bay seasoning and a bottle of Louisiana’s Crystal Sauce sit close at hand. Te tables and bar are topped with epoxy-covered reclaimed barn wood from a farm in Illinois, and the tin roof has a new role as the back of the bar. Despite Peacemaker’s casual beach town vibe, putting meals on the tables is as challenging as working at Sidney Street, he says. “You’re not plating 60 covers – you’re plating 300 covers. You stress all those details.” One detail is the bread, the only food not made in house. Even that didn’t come easy, though. He worked on the recipe for four or fve months with Josh Allen, the owner of Companion. Everything else – from the chowder to the lobster Frito pie to the soft-serve ice cream with hardened “magic shell” – is created in Peacemaker’s kitchen. “Our Frito pie is pretty interesting,” he says, bringing out a sample of the topping, pork cracklings seasoned with Fritos ground into a powder. “Making a chili with lobster is pretty challenging.” Te “magic shell” was another challenge. “Tat’s probably our nemesis. It’s hard to make your own product.” “It’s a labor of love, in a ton of diferent ways,” Nashan says. “We wanted to open a lobster/crab shack and do it our way. It’s been totally a blast.” sl

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Tere’s nothing like the camaraderie of a hockey team. “For a couple hours a week we forget all about our troubles,” says Patrick Day, a goalie with the Scott Hockey league.

Ice Time Written by Veronica Teodoro Photography by Carmen Troesser In the evenings, when most people are content to relax at home, or at daybreak, when they’d rather hit the snooze button, hundreds around St. Louis can’t wait to get onto the ice. Carrying a hockey stick or two in one hand and a large canvas bag in the other, they leave the house at untimely hours of morning and night. Tose who relinquish the comforts of home for a 10:45 p.m. ice time or a before-work game might be your neighbor… your doctor… that cool mom from your third-grader’s class at school. Te bait is hockey. Inconvenient ice times are part of playing the sport, and enthusiasts gladly forsake sleep and other luxuries for the chance to sling a few shots into the net. One such player is Steve Beimdiek, 55, who plays with a group of guys every Friday morning at Creve Coeur Ice Arena. Te team has been together for more than 20 years, and it’s so tight they rarely take in new players. “Tere’s not a lot of space because nobody ever leaves,” he says. “Te only young guys we allow in are goalies. We need them nimble so that it’s hard to score on them.” Te 7:15 a.m. ice time has never been an obstacle for Beimdiek, an attorney in private practice. “I look forward to it all week,” he says. Hockey’s quick pace and lateral movements provide a challenging cardiovascular workout, but it’s the camaraderie that’s hard to match. Beimdiek’s team organizes a Happy Hour on Friday nights, and they throw a party twice a year for the players and their families. At Blues hockey games, teammates meet outside the Blue Note shop between periods to catch up on the highlights. “If you’re at a game, it’s a given that you meet up there,” he says.

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A goalie prepares for an early morning scrimmage at Creve Coeur Ice Arena.

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“We try to keep the game clean,” says Chris Mauk, of Scott Hockey. Sticking, checking and elbowing are prohibited. “If you’re looking for something else, this isn’t the league for you.”

Adult hockey leagues have a no-checking policy, which is strictly enforced, mainly to prevent injuries.

In the St. Louis area, adult hockey leagues are organized to accommodate players of all ages, skill levels and experience. Some teams travel, some are administered by ice rinks, and others function as a social club, says Lou Seville, 44, president of Scott Hockey, a club of about 100 players. Adult hockey leagues have a no-checking policy, which is strictly enforced, Seville says, mainly to prevent injuries. “Tere’s a proper way to check, and a proper way to receive a check,” he says. “Not everyone knows how – and we all have to wake up the next morning and go to work.” Te total number of adult players in St. Louis is difcult to gauge, given how spread out and multi-layered the leagues are, but there’s no denying the common thread is love of the game. Ellen Pace, 49, a psychotherapist and personal stylist for custom men’s clothier J. Hilburn, played hockey at Middlebury College in Vermont. She credits that experience with making her college 74 slmag.net

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years as positive as they were. “I remember thinking, ‘Humans shouldn’t be allowed to have this much fun.’” And fun is something you see a lot of on the ice. Take a recent Sunday evening as the St. Louis Frenzy gets ready for a scrimmage. Te locker room is flled with chatter, and boxes of chocolate chip cookies are stacked on a bench, a treat for the team after the game. Most of the players balance children and careers, but their weekly games and practice sessions are a priority. “Tis is just a phenomenal group of women,” says “Krazy” Karen Leinhauser, 47. “Everyone gets along, it’s drama free, and we bring out the best in each other.” Chris Mauk, 47, a captain for Scott Hockey, played club hockey at the Air Force Academy. He also played Juniors, a competitive league for 17- to 20-year-olds. “I’m not going to make the NHL. I’m done! It’s over,” he says, joking. “Tis is just a good release and a fun way to get exercise.” Goalie Patrick Day, 32, adds, “For a couple hours a week, we forget all about our troubles.”


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A player arrives before 7:30 a.m. on a Friday morning, giving himself just enough time to change into his hockey gear.

Before the start of each season, teams hold evaluations and players are drafted based on their rating: A, B, C or D. Some players have experience, and others are picking up hockey sticks for the frst time. St. Louisan Brian Clinton, 46, got hooked on the sport six years ago when he joined an adult learn-to-play league at Webster Groves Ice Arena. “I remember my frst day. It was hilarious,” he says. “I didn’t know anyone in the locker room.” But he always loved to skate and was drawn to the sport’s grace and explosiveness. “If you do it right it’s also easy on your body,” he says. “Te skating part is low impact; of course when you fall down or run into someone, it hurts.” Barring an injury, most players expect to stick with the sport as long as they are able. And that’s true for recreational players as well as former professional athletes. Te Blues Alumni group is a team of 30 men, comprised of former Blues players and local elite players, who scrimmage weekly at the Chesterfeld Ice Arena. “We play with the understanding that we all have to get up and work the next day,” says Terry Yake, 46, a Blues player from 1997-2000. 76 slmag.net

The teams play to five goals, and three Alumni are assigned to each team. Just like in the adult leagues around town, there’s no checking. “Though sometimes we may run into each other on accident, and no slap shots either,” says Yake, who aims for no more than one loss out of the 156 games he plays each year. “I keep the score in my head,” he says. “If it’s a bad year, I lose two.” Teammate and Hall of Famer Peter Stastny, 58, plays whenever he’s in town. “I feel very old,” he admits after a game. “Te players are getting younger and younger and I’m getting slower. I need faster, younger players to create more space for me. But I still have a lot of fun.” Not so, says John Winsik, a local businessman who grew up playing hockey and was invited to join the Alumni. “He still sees things most of us don’t. He’s like an artist. He slows the game down and is always several steps ahead of you.” For all hockey players, former pros or recreational, it’s a step in the right direction. sl


Gent! Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis Presents:

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ST. LOUIS MEN’S DESIGNER SHOWCASE Produced by Brainchild Events

Gent! showcases local and regional independent menswear designers on the runway.

A Percentage Proceeds to Beneft The Humane Society Designers Include: Paul GIbson, Paulie GIbson (STL) Shan Keith, Shan Keith Designs (STL) Jamal Mayers, Champagne & Caviar Bespoke (STL) Christian Michael Shuster, Christian Michael (KC)

February 26, 2015 Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis

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A TRIUMPHANT UNVEILING OF THE NEW HAROLD & DOROTHY STEWARD CENTER St. Louis was at the center of the jazz world as jazz legends, community and corporate leaders, and jazz enthusiasts gathered at Jazz at the Bistro to celebrate the grand opening of the Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz. Te celebration was underwritten by World Wide Technology and featured world-renowned Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. “We need to celebrate our rich heritage and focus on the things that unite us,� said David Steward, chairman and co-founder of World Wide Technology. Te center is named for his mother and late father.

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Alison Ferring, Wynton Marsalis, John Ferring

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A NEW SHOW-STOPPING ROADSTER FROM LAMBORGHINI Lamborghini St. Louis, part of the St. Louis Motorcars group, hosted a soiree to unveil the Lamborghini Huracán. Named for a fghting bull, the smooth, sleek, and superpremium sports car lives up to Lamborghini’s reputation for speed, luxury, and agility, clocking zero to 100-plus miles per hour in 15 seconds. Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is based in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in Northeastern Italy, where it manufactures some of the world’s most sought-after sports cars.

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A SPARKLING MOVE FOR JEWELER YLANG-YLANG Afer 29 years for Ylang-Ylang at Plaza Frontenac, owner Julie Ettinger greeted friends and family at the boutique’s new home at the Colonial Marketplace in Ladue. Under a starry sky, Ettinger thanked the crowd of well-wishers, including her parents, Ray and Lois Morganstern, who started Ylang-Ylang and recently passed the tiara to the next generation. Ladue Mayor Nancy Spewak welcomed Ettinger and her family and business associates to the neighborhood and expressed her gratitude for their commitment to the city. Later, guests moved indoors, where they viewed and modeled a dazzling array of jewels from designers Robert Procop, Shamballa Jewels, Todd Reed and others.

Nancy Spewak, Julie Ettinger

Loren Ettinger, Jim Mills

Wendy Steinbecker, Sara Hentz, Kirsten Glanville

Larry Reed, Cary Schneihorst, Terry and Michael Hennessey

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Wayne Smith, Margaret Smith, Melissa Smith, Colin Smith

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Lisa Sufan, Lisa Warticovschi

Paula Melo, Patricia Almeida

Tina Rickell, Julie Ettinger, Barry Rickell, Joey, Lois Morganstern

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART AND INFLUENCES EXHIBIT OPENS AT PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY In partnership with St. Louis collectors and Susan Barrett of Barrett Barrera, Philip Slein Gallery hosted an opening reception for an exhibit highlighting the infuences of the African-American tradition. Titled “Other Ways; Other Times: Influences of African-American Tradition from St. Louis Collections,” the exhibit includes more than 50 artworks by renowned artists including Radclife Bailey, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dawoud Bey, Ellen Gallagher, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, and others. “Tis exhibition is not so much about defning a culture as it is about attempting to portray its multifaceted aspects and profound contributions,” gallery co-owner Philip Slein said.

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Gwen Unger, Philip Slein, Sarah Quattrocchi, Kelly Peck

Susan and Carmon Colangelo

Susan Barrett, Stephen Phillips, Jennifer Stofel

Pat and Solomon Turman

Susan Sherman, Don Suggs

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Gwen Moore, Malaika Horne

Rob Smith, Cheri Hofman, Judy Child

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MENSWEAR’S THE TALK OF THE TOWN AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE ST. LOUIS Saks Fifh Avenue, Sophisticated Living, and well-heeled hosts Atul Kamra, David Sherman and Craig Kaminer welcomed some of St. Louis’ best dressed to a private preview of SHOP NYC, a collection of men’s ready-to-wear and accessories from New York. Special guest Eric Jennings, Saks vice president and fashion director of menswear, shared his thoughts about current trends and highlighted looks from the runways at Gucci, Brunello Cucinelli, Ferragamo and more.

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Mary Slay, Vicki Rosenkoetter

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A dinner and auction celebrating the inaugural partnership between Great Rivers Habitat Alliance and Ducks Unlimited drew sportsmen and outdoors enthusiasts for a fundraiser aimed at protecting and preserving North America’s largest foodplain, located at the confuence of the Mississippi, Illinois, and Missouri rivers. James Blair, GRHA’s chairman of the board, delivered opening remarks, and conservation experts spoke about the importance of conservation eforts in this unique wetland, a region of vital ecological functions.

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Doug Sansone, Philip von Gontard, Molly Sansone, Ramsey Checkett

Chase Butler, Michelle Chappuis, Jim Sansone Jr., Jim Sansone

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INSPIRING GIRLS TO BE STRONG, SMART AND BOLD Girls Inc. of St. Louis held its eighth-annual Strong, Smart and Bold luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton to celebrate its honoree, the Junior League of St. Louis. Te mission of Girls Inc. is to provide comprehensive educational and cultural programs to thousands of girls in the area, giving them the encouragement, skills, and confdence to confront barriers and make positive choices. “When you support a girl,” said Oprah Winfrey, via video, “you support a family and a community.”

Allison Brandon-Wackins, Demitrius Beverley, Brandy Jones

Patricia Pampegelli, Ana Alea, Eloisa Noria

Patti Bubash, Tamika Armstead, Rihana McDonald, Michele Holpon

Joe Mason, Kristin Lane

Paula Melo, Brandy Lippert, Kierstin Coovert

Betty Sims, Erin Kane, Joan Lee Berkman

Nina Miller, Cindy Hodapp

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Katy Zimmerman, Chastity Smith, Mary Danforth Stillman

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A SOPHISTICATED TRUNK SHOW AT LUSSO Lusso, the Clayton boutique at Carondolet Plaza, teamed up with Sophisticated Living and 801 Chophouse to host its latest trunk show, a “Sophisticated Harvest.” Guests were invited to peruse the store’s extensive collection of Match handmade Italian pewter and to learn more about Berti Cutlery, handmade knives by one artisan that are marked with the artist’s initials.

Nini Hunsaker, Drea Ranek

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Mary Ruth O’Hagen, Meghan Moeller

Peggy Dyson, Shelby Tomas

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Christine Chamberlin, Tony Montano

Trish Lollo, Evan and Karen Kharasch, Megan Monahan

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ART FOR CHILDREN DRAWS GUESTS TO GALLERY 618 SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and Gallery 618 partnered to host an Art Pull to beneft children at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Guests drew numbers on a paintbrush and hunted for artwork on the gallery walls. As guests discovered the corresponding number on their piece, they removed it and took it home at night’s end. Artwork was valued at $150 or more, and the gallery also provided works through a silent auction. Bob and Cathryn Wilmott and Barry and Alissa Duel served as event co-chairs. Dan Buck, vice president of philanthropy, acted as master of ceremony and auctioneer.

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Bob and Cathryn Wilmott, Barry and Alissa Duel

Regina and Craig Fowler, Mike and Leslie Worley

Kevin Glazer, Bill DeWitt III, Dan Buck

Melissa Carter, Amber Cooper, Mary Bower

Eric Heckman, Blonie Dudney, Amanda Alton, Jenny Tung, Stephanie Jung

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Jackie Yoon, Jef Brown

Kevin Glazer, Melissa Carroll, Maureen Olivastro, Elizabeth Glazer

Sandy Koller, Rich Weinberg

Alex Jones, Rachel James, Zach Smithey

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A NOVEL AFFAIR TO BENEFIT ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY The St. Louis Public Library Foundation kicked off the library’s 150th year with a black-tie event co-chaired by Isabelle Montupet and Ulrike Schlafy. A Novel Afair welcomed 250 guests and raised $285,000 to beneft the Library’s restoration project. Te evening included a serenade by mezzo-soprano Johanna Nordhorn, music by the Kingsbury Ensemble, and a four-course dinner designed by Butler’s Pantry. Te foundation is conducting a $20 million capital campaign; to date, it has raised $18.2 million.

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Nicole and Gabe Gore, Tom Schlafy, Ann Liberman and Jean-Paul Montupet

Isabelle Montupet, David Schlafy, Kim Olson, Suzy Grote

George and Sally Nikolajevich, Liz Reeves, Deborah Dolgin

Dick Gephardt, Fred Palmer, John Ferring

Brian Murphy and Nina North Murphy

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Carla and John Marshall

Jan Mackey, Cynthia Metcalfe, Gayle Palmer, Susan Kilo

Ulrike Schlafy, Isabelle Montupet

Susan and Joseph Rechter, Lotsie Holton

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