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Striking Up the Bandstand

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Hitting One in a Million –Twice

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Cast in Shades of Gold

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Old-School Cool

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Have Swimsuit, Will Travel

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Wine Worth the Wait

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Bibliotaph... Wanderlust

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Of Note... Take it Outside

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A Three-Peat at the Three-Day Event

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Sibling Simpatico

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Sin City Sensations

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Paris in Ernest

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Where the Rebel Meets the Road

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Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

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SmartFlyer and Four Seasons Hotels

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From the Publisher If you ask business leaders in St. Louis what their greatest challenges are, at the top of the list is how difficult it is to recruit top talent to St. Louis. But isn’t it interesting that some of the biggest stars in their respective industries grew up here, proudly refer to their St. Louis roots, and consistently say that their formative years here are their competitive advantage? We introduced you to Maureen Chiquet, the former global CEO for Chanel, in our last issue. While recently on a book tour here in her native St. Louis, she was asked what she thought of growing up in St. Louis. Chiquet, who has lived much of her career in New York and Paris, was emphatic that St. Louis was the ideal place to grow up, with great schools, a healthy dose of culture, and the support of a generous, nurturing community. In fact, she went on to praise her John Burroughs schoolmate, Danny Meyer, who is now among the New York City restaurateur elite. Chiquet said everyone loves going to Meyer’s restaurants because the food is awesome and approachable, just like their incredibly hospitable staff; they really care, and in a city as chaotic as New York, St. Louis hospitality makes all the difference in the world. Karlie Kloss, the international supermodel and face of L’Oréal (among many other of the biggest brands in the business), recently bought a house here to stay close to family and friends when she’s not on the road. She loves it here, so much so, that she decided to launch her new fashion line for Express at The Pageant. If you missed the coverage in our last issue, check out the story on our new blog, sophisticatedstlouis.com. Let’s of course not forget St. Louis’ impact on the entertainment business with the likes of Andy Cohen, Jon Hamm, who will return later this month for an event with New York Times bestselling author, Curtis Sittenfeld, Ellie Kemper, Jenna Fischer and dozens of writers, producers, and directors who called St. Louis home. They are all asked about growing up in St. Louis, and all talk about their love of the place, the people and how much they enjoy returning for visits. Their lives may have taken them from St. Louis, but their hearts remain here. Even the tech world and some of its giants hail from St. Louis. Jack Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter, grew up here and then started his next billion dollar company Square here. While the company is

now headquartered in San Francisco, Square has a large presence in St. Louis, and Dorsey is frequently in St. Louis to inspire our rapidly growing technology and innovation centers. He has not forgotten where he’s from. Last fall, we took you inside the home of a millionaire who cashed out his Facebook stock and moved back to St. Louis to retire in his 30s! While St. Louis has been able to create some of the best, we haven’t always been able to keep them here. But, many people are coming back. Most of the chefs, including Mike Johnson (pg. 16), grew up here, left and have returned to St. Louis to run some of our best, and nationally acclaimed, restaurants. We attract and keep some of the best scientific minds in the world at our medical centers, research facilities, corporations, academic institutions and incubators. Our financial sector is very impressive too, and you may be surprised that some of Wall Street’s most respected firms are headquartered here. Some of the best producers on Broadway live here (pg. 15) and many CEO’s of billion dollar brands return home to St. Louis each weekend because this is where they choose to live. With the rapidly changing global economy, perhaps we have to think about our city’s success differently. We have to measure the great St. Louisans we contribute to the world, the St. Louisansby-choice who come here and stay, the graduating classes from our world-class universities who remain fans of St. Louis throughout their lives, and the growing list of quality people who live here despite that they don’t always work here. Civic pride is all about believing that we live in an exceptional place, doing everything in our power to continually improve it, giving those who have left reason to return and be proud, and never, ever believing that the best days of St. Louis are behind us. Of all the things I am most proud of St. Louis – from our parks and neighborhoods, classy baseball and world-class jazz, free museums and architecture, et al – I am proud of the kids we raise here. They are smart and so talented, and they are the best ambassadors of our fair city. Recently, I saw a great story in the New York Times about Gabe Fleisher. He just finished ninth grade, and writes “Wake Up to Politics” for more than 28,000 readers every morning before school. He’s captured readers in Washington, D.C., and those who follow and influence politics, with his authentic St. Louis sensibilities and non-partisan view of current events. Don’t be surprised when Gabe is the most influential reporter of the 2020 election, when he represents St. Louis on the world stage, as our collective future and someone who just gets it, no matter how old he is. Be proud to be St. Louis.

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Corey Cott and Laura Osnes with the company of BANDSTAND

STRIKING UP THE BANDSTAND Written By Christy Marshall / Photo Provided By Jeremy Daniel

The line leading to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater snaked down New York’s 45th Street as the crowd jostled to stay warm and to march through the doors to their seats to see the spring preview of “Bandstand, An American Musical.” The play is the latest venture with St. Louisan Terry Schnuck as one of the lead producers. Set after World War II, the play opens with the gunfire, the death of a comrade, and the horrors of war. The plot focuses on a soldier, Donny Novitski (played by Corey Cott) who returns home pretty much broken by the experience but bent on resuming his life as a piano player. Spurred on by a contest to write and perform a swing song in honor of the country’s soldiers, he puts together a band comprised of fellow veterans. The process is artfully mapped out with the song “I Know a Guy” (and each musician does indeed know a guy) and he ends up with bass, drums, trumpet, trombone, and sax players, leaving him tinkling the ivories. Each of the actors expertly plays their own instrument, one of the show’s most fascinating feats. The entire play blends bitter with sweet, sorrow with humor, life with loss. Once home, Donny checks in on Julia Trojan (Laura Osnes), the widow of his best comrade and discovers she’s a beauty with the voice of an angel and the song-writing talent of a Gershwin. She grabs the mic as lead singer, pens the contestwinning song and naturally, captures Donny’s heart. But along the way, he confesses her husband, “Rubber” (bad joke; don’t ask) died as a result of friendly fire Donny personally committed. In one scene, dancers are literally clinging to the main players, a chilling reminder of the men left on the battlefields. The second act veers ever-so-slightly away from the agony of World War II and more toward the ecstasy of falling in love and competing for the grand prize. The sad is still sidling with the happy but the scales turn toward the positive. A definite highlight is the sweet duet crooned by Cott and Osnes titled “This is Life.” But

even the clear success the band is heading toward is dealt a punch when they realize they will lose all rights to their song. They figure out a way to ensure the company doesn’t win. While the leads are movie star handsome and blessed with pitch-perfect pipes, the entire cast is superb. A special shout out goes to Beth Leavel, who plays Julia’s mother. Every time the feisty actress strolls on stage, she commands everyone’s attention. The setting is period perfect: finger curls, bobby socks, saddle shoes and twirling skirts. You can hear the strains of big bands wafting in the background. The music is a mash of swing, jitterbug and bebop. The play is directed and brilliantly choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, who just won a second Tony Award for his choreography of “Bandstand” (the first was in the same category for “Hamilton”). Richard Oberacker and Rob Taylor composed the book and lyrics; the score is by Oberacker. Of all the songs, perhaps the hauntingly beautiful “Welcome Home” will be longest remembered. The play was nominated for a total of two Tony Awards at this year’s ceremony. Schnuck has well earned his stripes as a veteran Broadway producer (see Sophisticated Living St Louis, NOV/DEC 2015). And “Bandstand” isn’t his only show playing on the Great White Way. He’s also a producer of the current highly acclaimed, “Amélie, A New Musical.” Some of his past hits include such Tony Award winners as “Fun Home,” “Beautiful The Carole King Musical,” “Clybourne Park,” “Spring Awakening” and the revivals of “You Can’t Take It with You,” and “Porgy and Bess.” As in past productions, familiar names to St. Louis crowds crop up. And “Bandstand” is no exception: Diane and John Kalishman and Alison and John Ferring are also listed among the producers/investors. If you’re heading to Manhattan, definitely go see “Bandstand.” The combination of sad with happy sticks to you, like a Duke Ellington tune. sl

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HITTING ONE IN A MILLION –TWICE St. Louis’ Mike Johnson

Written by Johnny Fugitt / Photography by Carmen Troesser

“Most people never get one home run restaurant in their whole career,” says St. Louis restaurateur Mike Johnson. “I got one with Sugarfire, and thought it would be impossible to get a second one, but we do 2,000 people almost every day [at Hi-Pointe Drive-In] with more on the weekends.” Coming of age in the kitchens of early American celebrity chefs like Emeril Lagasse and Charlie Trotter, traveling the world of fine dining had its moments, but, ultimately, St. Louis beckoned. Upon his homecoming, Johnson opened a number of popular concepts like BARcelona, Boogaloo and Cyrano’s (with a couple of whiffs as well). While most were successful, none created a buzz quite like the popular barbecue brand Sugarfire, which now includes six locations in the St. Louis area. Investors are chomping at the bits to expand the brand to various parts of the country.

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Johnson found the rocket in a junkyard, had a friend add neon lights, and says, “People are driving hours just to take their picture underneath it.�

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“I said I would never, ever do anything other than barbecue again because barbecue has been so good to me,” says Johnson. The old Del-Taco location at McCausland Avenue and Highway 40, however, proved too alluring. Johnson’s restless creativity wouldn’t allow him to open anything other than a brand-new concept and just about everyone seems to be singing the praises of Hi-Pointe Drive-In these days. “I think I’ve lost more money in the restaurant business than anybody in St. Louis,” he continues, “and I think right now I’m doing better than maybe anybody.” A burger and shake concept might not seem all that original, but the sandwiches are bold, the space is fun and it’s hard to leave Hi-Pointe anything but full and happy. Johnson isn’t just doing well in St. Louis; his work is gaining notoriety across the globe. “I won best burger in the world one year,” he says, “and they flew me to Amsterdam to make a hamburger.” Recent trips include a barbecue competition in Australia, a live-fire cooking demonstration in Brazil and regular trips to New York, where he sought revenge for a loss on The Food Network’s show “Beat Bobby Flay.” Travel is a passion for Johnson and girlfriend/business partner Christina Fitzgerald, herself a former contestant on the reality show “Food Network Star.” Amsterdam and the British Virgin Islands are two of their favorites. The opportunity to cook at the US Embassy in Dublin was a highlight. Whether a wine from a festival in Charleston or spice from a foreign trip, these adventures often influence dishes in St. Louis restaurants. For example, The Mitraillette sandwich at Hi-Pointe Drive-In, a fry-topped double cheeseburger on a baguette, is a play on the popular Belgian street food by the same name, and so, so good!

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Sugarfire’s six locations prepare a total of six tons of meat each day. Hi-Pointe Drive-In is quickly growing those numbers with thousands of customers daily.

On another trip, Johnson used truffle-sniffing dogs to hunt the prized morsels in Italy. Triumphantly returning with a pile of culinary treasure (and his usual playful, generous attitude) Johnson stepped into the service line at Sugarfire to shave his bounty onto the tops of customers’ mac ‘n cheese. He gave away thousands of dollars’ worth of truffles, introducing the delicacy to many diners for the first time. Some of the restaurants’ regulars border on obsessive. “We had somebody yesterday tell us they’ve been here [Hi-Pointe Drive-In] 40 times since we opened,” says Fitzgerald. “We’ve only been open four months,” adds Johnson. “I’ve got a guy that eats Sugarfire…in five years, he’s been there like 500 times. He keeps a logbook of what he had every time.” “I know how lucky I am,” says Johnson, admitting a number of things fell into place paving the way for his strata of success. But it seems his culinary creativity, relentless work ethic, perfectionist attention to detail and overflowing passion for people have also helped. Restaurants like Sugarfire or Hi-Pointe Drive-In are one in a million. Mike Johnson has hit homeruns two times in a row, and hungry St. Louis diners couldn’t be happier for his success. sl

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Originally, the consoles were a solid color but Stückenschneider hired the Koch Brothers to gild them in order to decoratively tie them into the mirrors and vases. The painting at the end of the hall is by a photographic artist from New York. “He photographs pigments suspended in water,” Stückenschneider says. “It reminded us of fluffy heavenly clouds. And it had the colors she liked so we commissioned that work.”

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CAST IN SHADES OF GOLD Written by Christy Marshall / Photography by Alise O’Brien

Looks can deceive. From the street, this house looks like the honorable William Shakespeare may have lived there. An English Tudor of cream stucco with bands of dark wood and leaded windows, the house was built in the 1920s and designed by the venerable local architectural firm of Maritz & Young. But walk through the arched front door and you are suddenly transported to the Mediterranean. “The interior is Italian palazzo with terrazzo floors,” says interior designer Ken Stückenschneider of Stückenschneider Decoration & Design. As happens with so many homeowner/designer relationships, Stückenschneider was first called in years ago on one project. Then one room down, he moved on to redo most of the rest of the house. “First I did the family room,” Stückenschneider says, referring to a large addition architect David Pape had designed and Higginbotham Brothers had built years earlier. “I added the tapes on the drapes and redid the rods so they blended in with the wood architecture. We increased the scale of the furniture because it is a massive room.” He also added a hand-tufted Elizabeth Eakins rug that took seven months to design and six months to make. “All of the rugs are custom and designed especially for the house,” he says.

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Another Stückenschneider signature touch is oversized pillows. “I always like floor pillows,” he says. “Kids love them.” He had the seating area in the window added, the sheers and the large gold band border. The furniture was rearranged to make more conversation areas.

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This Elizabeth Eakins custom-designed runner is from an 18th century French floral pattern.

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The floral fabric found in New York came with its own set of problems. “When the printing presses broke in France, we got the last 60 yards of this fabric,” Stückenschneider says. “They would not recut the block prints.” The gold braid trims were custom designed for the house.

After a successful completion of the family room, he moved on to the rest of the house. In his wake, he scattered touches of gold. “She wanted it fresh but still liked a proper traditional home that was grounded in classics, that would stand the test of time,” Stückenschneider says. “We tweaked the details to make it classic Continental.” When he began, the walls were bright yellow; he brought in a faux finisher to repaint them shades of cream. “There was also a carpet in the entry hall covering the black-and-white terrazzo,” Stückenschneider says. “I thought that was key for setting the mood of the house to give it a bit more formality. But then we’d warm it up with fabrics, textures and window treatments.” The previous designer had opted to cover the living room terrazzo with sisal carpeting. Stückenschneider had that yanked up as well. The homeowners’ existing Oriental rug dictated the design of the room. For the key bolts of fabric, the homeowner and designer packed their bags and headed east. We shopped in New York for a week looking at all different patterned fabrics from around the world,” Stückenschneider says. “We looked at English and French and documented fabrics. After several days, she fell in love with that French 1920s hand-blocked printed chintz. We started there and built the scheme around that.” slmag.net

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The homeowner found this Marquetry armoire. StĂźckenschneider hired Donald Counts of Christborn Furniture and Cabinet Company to redo the interior. Glass shelves were added; the drawers are lined in felt and to prevent warping, hold bowls of water.

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The walls were already faux-finished but Stückenschneider had the dining room chairs reupholstered in Fortuny fabrics. He also added the rock crystal chandelier.

The house is filled to the proverbial rafters with fine collections—be it tea caddies, gilded mirrors, Chinese porcelains, religious art, and antique furniture to patterned china. And Stückenschneider made his choices with that fact in mind: “It really suited the collection she had formed with Jules Pass over the years of continental French and German Marquetry furniture supplemented with 18th century Chinese porcelain made for the European market trade,” he says. The fabric paired well with the antiques. Stückenschneider then layered on top of that velvets in bright colors. “She really wanted it to be happy, floral, pretty, with some strong colors,” he says. “She wanted to freshen it up with bursts of color. So there is hot pink flame-stitch velvet on the chair backed with the chartreuse damask.” The family entertains. A lot. One room gracefully tumbles into the next making it optimal for crowds as well as the occasional nook for a one-on-one conversation. The feeling of the house is pure serenity. Candles flickering, fresh flowers in vases, music wafting in the background, and the housekeeper greeting you at the door with offers of coffee or water. If houses could talk, this one would have a Parisian whisper of a grande dame dressed in shades of gold. sl slmag.net

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The hillside view of the Washington School House hotel

OLD-SCHOOL COOL Historical charm and high alpine design converge in the heart of Park City at a 200-year-old schoolhouse turned polished boutique hotel. By Elise Hofer Shaw / Washington School House photography Michael Spengler Park City, Utah, is in the middle of a whiteout, being born again beneath a blanket of 12 inches of fluffy, fresh powder. It’s been a record-breaking season for snow, one that has already seen more than 365 inches accumulate by the end of February. But this morning clouds are scarce, the sun is out, and it’s a comfortable 30 degrees for spring skiing—and the natives are restless, eager to hit the mountain and make the first tracks in the snow. Our basecamp is the Washington School House, Park City’s only mountainside luxury hotel adjacent to the largest single ski and snowboard playground in the United States: Park City Mountain Resort. Offering more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, the mountain is truly epic—and mere steps from the

hotel’s back door. Proximity is definitely a perk, but that’s not why guests of the Washington School House return season after season. They come for the understated charm and designer details. They come for the quaint confines that only a 12-suite property can offer. They come for first-rate services like fireside gear fittings and private chef-prepared dinners that have earned the hotel spots on Travel + Leisure’s “It List” and Forbes’ “Top 10 Luxury Hotels.” And, yes, the fact that the Washington School House also happens to be the boutique hotel that Netflix buys out annually for the Sundance Film Festival, not to mention a respite of choice for snow-loving celebs like Robert Redford, Elijah Wood and Chelsea Handler, admittedly adds to its cachet, too.

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The heated Orange Bubble lift at Park City Mountain Resort

But above all, guests of the Washington School House come to be a part of history. Built in 1889, the property was a schoolhouse for miners’ children until 1931, when it shuttered after the Great Depression laid waste to Summit County’s labor jobs prospecting silver and lead ore. After a stint as a VFW hall, followed by decades of abandonment, the building was turned into a bed and breakfast during the late 1980s that served its patrons well for 26 years (wood panelling, floral drapes et al). But the Washington School House’s most stylish incarnation was completed in 2011 by its current owners who enlisted Paul Allen Design for the four-story overhaul. The schoolhouse’s solid bones were left intact, including its limestone facade and original bell tower, but the rest was a total gut job to make way for 16-foot-high ceilings, reclaimed barnwood floors, Carrara marble-topped built-ins, a subterranean ski lounge, a heated pool, and rooms and suites that boast a balanced mix of Gustavian antiques, fine art and modern alpine touches like antler chandeliers dipped in glossy white lacquer. For the San Diego-based design firm’s first foray into hotel design, they knocked it out of the park (pun intended), partly because they approached it like a residential project. The result? A cool and clean redesign that respects the building’s historical integrity, garnering the hotel nods from Architectural Digest and Elle Decor. My king room faces west overlooking the 20-foot plunge pool that’s terraced into the hillside, dappled with blue spruce and aspen trees and bearing as its crown jewel a torch from the 2002 Winter Olympics that has been fashioned into a fire pit. The window well, where I choose to enjoy my morning French press 34 slmag.net

coffee (brought in from beloved local beanery Pink Elephant), is appointed with two Victorian-style armchairs and farmhouse sconces. The stately wrought iron bed’s mattress boasts both a pillow top and a feather bed, all ensconced in Pratesi linens for maximum comfort. As for the en suite bath, it’s a study in white porcelain and marble, the only pop of color being a mix of Molton Brown bath goods that fill the air with bergamot and orange while I wrestle into my ski gear. True, it’s about a three-minute downhill walk to the Town Lift that whisks skiers and snowboarders to the base of Park City Mountain. But chauffeur privileges are part of the package at the Washington School House, an extension of the hotel’s Ski Valet services. You can literally pick your starting point from two base villages and they’ll shuttle you there in moments in a white SUV with lift ticket in tow so you can skip the lines, click in and go. Since Vail Resorts bought and combined Park City Mountain and Canyons Resort into a mega-resort in 2015, the mountain has been running like a well-oiled machine courtesy of a $50 million renovation and operating budget that has been put toward the addition of the Quicksilver Gondola (linking Park City Mountain to Canyons), the widening of multiple trails, the revamping of Miners Camp (a massive new mid-mountain bar and restaurant for brews and bites between runs) and more. Talk to anyone who skis Park City regularly and they’ll tell you that the flow and connectivity from ridge to ridge has been significantly improved. After an afternoon of off-trail powder skiing spanning 5,000-plus acres, I can vouch that the diversity of terrain is divine.


A two-queen room at Washington School House The bedroom in the Penthouse Suite is peppered with antiques.

For savory spreads culled from Utahan charcuteries and cheesemongers and housemade sweets, the living room at the Washington School House can’t be beat. A lofted one-bedroom suite at the Washington School House

The cozy ski lounge at the Washington School House

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Riverhorse Provisions, a quaint noshery and gourmet market on Main Street

Handle restaurant sources local and regional ingredients at the height of freshness.

The bar at Handle restaurant

The Park City Sour at The Farm

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The charcuterie board at The Farm restaurant

REDUCE, REUSE, UPCYCLE While at Old Town Cellars in Old Town Park City, we stumbled upon a Cotopaxi pop-up shop. The outdoor brand’s mantra, “Gear for Good,” isn’t just lip service: two percent of all of Cotopaxi’s revenue provides grants to nonprofits that have demonstrated outstanding impact, agility and persistence toward alleviating poverty around the world. Our current covetable carryall is the Uyuni 46L Duffel ($80), a colorful, go-anywhere cross-body made from material scraps from bigname outfitters like Patagonia and The North Face. A good cause and great mountain style? Done and done. cotopaxi.com 36 slmag.net


The Old Town Cellars philosophy merges the art and culture of professional wine making with the mountain town lifestyle of Park City.

Après-ski is a communal part of the Park City lifestyle, and options abound along Main Street. But for savory spreads culled from Utahan charcuteries and cheesemongers, house-made sweets and wines that have been blended and bottled in town, a cozy corner by the fire in the grand living room back at the Washington School House can’t be beat. You see, another ace the hotel has up its sleeve is the culinary trifecta of chefs Ernesto Rocha (executive breakfast chef ), Callie Varner (pastry chef and après-ski fare artist) and Kyle Hirsch (on-call private dinner chef ). Rocha’s hearty mountain breakfast menu is served each morning, with Varner’s daily après-ski eats set out every afternoon starting at 4PM. And with 24 hours notice, Hirsch can curate a private dinner for groups large or small that’ll knock your ski socks off. Ours boasted a bellywarming carrot ginger bisque made with coconut milk and cilantro, a baby arugula salad with cucumber ribbon, candied walnuts, sweet pickled parsnip, Gold Creek feta and a honey pear vinaigrette, and a perfectly seared bone-in filet mignon with a mustard bourbon demi-glace served with Yukon potato au gratin and heirloom carrots. (Hirsch’s menus change frequently depending on what’s in season and can be customized around any dietary restrictions.) Exploring Park City’s growing culinary scene is part of the fun, and the 24-hour concierge at Washington School House is happy to dole out dining recommendations. For lunch on the mountain, we liked The Farm, a slope-side restaurant at Canyons Village where one can fuel up on bison chili and organic winter lettuces and herbs in a heated yurt overlooking the Red Pine Gondola. If snowshoeing Wasatch Mountain State Park followed by an afternoon of shopping Main Street is more your speed, break up the day by

popping into Riverhorse Provisions’ noshery for a bowl of healthy grains and kale or house-made soups. Park City’s restaurant with the biggest buzz right now is Handle, helmed by award-winning chef Briar Handley. Its menu of creative yet comforting American cuisine (think buttermilk fried chicken and roasted sunchoke risotto) and shareable small plates (try the smoked Idaho trout and buffalo cauliflower) is driven by the seasons, and Handley prides himself on sourcing local and regional ingredients at the height of freshness. The bar’s rustic-chic vibe and ruggedly inventive cocktails like the Rattlesnake—a stiff pour of High West double rye with absinthe and egg-white foam that’s branded with an “H” drawn in Angostura bitters—are added incentives for a visit. Speaking of libations, Park City’s cocktail culture has significantly matured over the last few years. New on the scene is Old Town Cellars, a private label winery that sources fine wines from top wine growing regions around the world and then blends and bottles on site. (Washington School House is a fan and always has its seasonal varietals in rotation at the hotel.) And High West Saloon, located next to the Town Lift base—the only ski-in gastro-distillery in the world—is a local gem just a stone’s throw from the hotel. Doctor’s orders: Request one (or two) of the house’s signature Dead Man’s Boots cocktail—Rendezvous rye, reposado tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, simple syrup and Fever Tree ginger beer over chipped ice—and you’ll forget about the residual pain in your shins from hours of powering through fresh powder. Sleep, ski and repeat. sl Washington School House Hotel, 543 Park Ave., Park City, Utah; 435.649.3800. washingtonschoolhouse.com. For mountain information, visit parkcitymountain.com.

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Wine Worth the Wait

Instantly smitten with a picturesque Napa Valley property she spied in 1900, Fernande de Latour convinced her husband Georges to purchase a four-acre ranch she’d dubbed “beau lieu”, or “beautiful place.” In short order, Georges sold his successful cream of tartar business, acquired the land, and founded Beaulieu Vineyard with the intent of making fine wines to rival those of his native France. Today, the property encompasses more than 1,100 acres of estate vineyards. To realize his goal, Georges started out by importing phylloxera-resistant rootstock from Europe to revive a fledging California wine industry that had been ravaged by the disease. During prohibition, when many wineries were shuttered, Beaulieu actually increased its business fourfold by selling sacramental wine to the Catholic Church. After the repeal, Georges refocused his efforts on crafting world-class wines, traveling to France in 1938 to meet and subsequently hire the famed Russian-born viticulturist and enologist André Tchelistcheff, who instituted a culture of continuous innovation that continues today. A memorable growing season in 1936 produced the inaugural vintage of the Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, which was released in 1940 and went on to become Napa Valley’s first “cult” Cabernet. In 1989, current winemaker Jeffrey Stambor was hired to succeed Tchelistcheff, who’d come to be known as “The

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Maestro” in Napa during his forty-year career at Beaulieu. Legendary winemaker Michel Rolland joined Beaulieu as a blending consultant on their reserve wines in 2010. Beaulieu recently made waves in the wine world when it announced the release of Rarity 2013, the fifth-ever vintage bottling of its Rarities Collection. Produced only in remarkable vintage years, Rarity was first crafted by Tchelistcheff in 1968 to showcase the distinctive, opulent expression of an extraordinarily high-quality vintage; prior to 2013, the most recent vintage to produce a Rarity bottling was 1990. The decision to declare 2013 a vintage worthy of the Rarities Collection was made by Stambor, who selected the finest barrellots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot to lend Rarity 2013 a powerful, complex character. For the blend, Stambor selected grapes from some of Beaulieu’s oldest vineyards, sourcing from heritage sites on BV Ranches No. 1 and 2 as well as their Hewitt Estate Vineyard and a neighboring small vineyard at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. The vines, with the majority planted in the 1980s, were grafted to clones that yield small, intensely flavored grapes. All four vineyards are deeply rooted in welldraining, alluvial fan soils on the western bench-lands of Napa Valley’s Rutherford AVA, often recognized as the most coveted California terroir.


“This limited release wine celebrates the rarity granted to us by Mother Nature,” noted Stambor. “2013 was a spectacular vintage, with the earliest onset to harvest that I recall in my 28 years of winemaking at Beaulieu, and gave us some truly special Cabernet Sauvignon. By bottling Rarity only in magnums, we better ensure that this magnificent wine can reach its full potential with bottle aging and can be enjoyed for decades to come.” While Napa Valley winemakers heralded the 2012 vintage as outstanding, the 2013 vintage was truly magnificent, with an unusually warm and dry winter promoting early budbreak, which gave the vines an early start to the 2013 growing season. Ideal conditions prevailed through flowering, fruit set and ripening, with low rainfall keeping the grapes desirably small. While harvest was early, the bloom-to-harvest span was not compressed; thus, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot grapes benefited from adequate hang-time to develop exceptionally ripe, balanced flavors. The process of making Rarity 2013 began with handsorting the grape clusters and then the destemmed grapes to retain only the highest quality fruit. For early integration of oak character and to enhance the supple mouthfeel, over half of the Rarity components were barrel-fermented, with the balance in stainless steel and wood tanks. During fermentation in barrel, Beaulieu Vineyard’s cellar team rotated the barrels

four times daily to fully extract phenolic concentration and build complexity. After a month of maceration followed by gentle pressing, the wine was returned to barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. To balance the tremendous intensity of dark fruit character, Stambor chose to age this wine in 100% new French and Russian oak barrels. To add even more structure and layers of flavor complexity to the Cabernet Sauvignon, the blend was complemented with 10% Petit Verdot from BV Ranch No.1. Rated at 99 points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate, 2013 Rarity delivers massive power and weight, yet with uncommon elegance and suppleness. The wine’s profuse aromas of blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate and violet are mirrored in the opulent flavors that explode on the palate. Seamlessly integrated vanilla and oak spice nuances, from barrel fermentation and aging in entirely new barrels, add even more complexity. “Rutherford Dust” tannins contribute texture, while bright acidity keeps its fresh, purity of focus. This is a wine that will age for decades. Only 1,500 bottles of Rarity 2013 have been produced. The limited-edition magnum bottles, each numbered and presented in a commemorative box, are available for $1,000 at select fine wine purveyors and by personal inquiry through the winery at rarity@bvwines.com. sl

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Bibliotaph... Wanderlust

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Daydreams distilled: this two-volume compendium from TASCHEN chronicles 100 of the world's most unique hotels. A chart of helpful information accompanying each property turns this coffee table tome into a practical resource for the glam globe-trotter. Margot J. Mayer (editor) - 100 Getaways Around the World - Hardcover, 720 pages, TASCHEN (taschen.com)

The City of Angels’ story is told through a fun and colorful collection of classic photographs, picture postcards, brochures, ads, and other vintage ephemera, accompanied by author Peter Moruzzi’s candid and insightful commentary. Peter Moruzzi - Greetings from Los Angeles Hardcover, 176 pages, Gibbs Smith (gibbs-smith.com) Travels to the most remote corners of the world are the basis for the artistry of wildlife and landscape photographer Michael Poliza, who has published nearly a dozen books, in addition to leading high-end nature adventure treks. For his latest tome, he chose to focus his lens on Mallorca, a place of legendary beauty. Michael Poliza (photographer), Tiny von Wedel (text) Mallorca - Hardcover, 224 pages, teNeues (teneues.com) After getting laid off from a copywriting job, Geraldine DeRuiter hit the road and began chronicling her travel adventures on her blog, The Everywhereist. Using the same hilarious, irreverent, and heartfelt style as her online musings, the overarching theme of DeRuiter's book is that sometimes you can find yourself exactly where you need to be–even if you aren't quite sure where you are. Geraldine DeRuiter - All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft - Hardcover, 288 pages, PublicAffairs Books (publicaffairsbooks.com)

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bib 'li' o 'taph, [bib-lee-uhtaf, -tahf ]: a person who caches or hoards books Outfitted with smartphones, backpacks and a shared sense of wanderlust, Kyle James and his girlfriend Ashley bought oneway tickets from New York City to Paris and spent nearly four months seeing as much of the world as they could. The resulting book is culled from James' daily journal entries detailing their adventures. Kyle James - Not Afraid of the Fall: 114 days through 30 cities in 15 countries - Paperback, 250 pages, Inkshares (inkshares.com)

Travel and style influencer Sofia Sanchez de Betak takes readers on a highly personal journey to off-the-radar hideaways and secluded retreats where those in the know seek once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Sofia Sanchex de Betak - Travels with Chufy: Confidential Destinations - Hardcover, 192 pages, Assouline (assouline.com) Part fact, part fiction, Mark Twain’s Roughing It takes readers on a journey by stagecoach from Missouri to Nevada. The semi-autobiographical, semi-prequel to Innocents Architect David Martin immersed himself in ancient and colonialAbroad satirizes American era cities and sites throughout Mexico, taking notes and photographs, and Western society in a and creating sketches and watercolors to document his impressions. way that only Mark Twain The resulting book, presented through the lens of architecture, knows how. Mark Twain chronicles cultures that have transformed over the centuries yet Roughing It - Hardcover, maintained an outsized and magical exuberance. David C. Martin 416 pages, Gibbs Smith Joy Ride - Hardcover, ORO Editions (oroeditions.com) (gibbs-smith.com)

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Of Note... Take it Outside

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The Tommy Bahama Airstream Special Edition offers roomy living spaces with signature Tommy Bahama upholstery and glassware ($114,600 $165,050; airstream.com).

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A THREE-PEAT AT THE THREE-DAY EVENT Written by Bridget Williams / Photos by Tony Bailey

Michael Jung, 34, made history in late April when he became the first rider in the 39-year history of the Kentucky ThreeDay Event, presented by Land Rover, to win three years in a row. The ultimate test of horse and rider, the Three-Day event is comprised of dressage, cross-country and jumping tests. Aboard FischerRocana FST for a third year, the German duo lowered one rail in show jumping to finish on 42.7 penalties, just ahead of France’s Maxime Livio and Qalao Des Mers in second (44.6) and England’s Zara Tindall and High Kingdom in third (46.6). “Without the horse, you are just walking people, I’m not sure how you say that in English,” said Jung with a laugh following the win. “This is a very wonderful horse, she is absolutely a top horse, 50 slmag.net

and she is always fighting for me. We have a partnership, I know everything that she needs for me to motivate her. But she was perfect. I am so thankful for my whole team and my horse.” Livio is the only competitor in recent memory to have bested Jung, and the 29-year-old Frenchman's powerful doubleclean round put the pressure on the eventual champion as he cantered out of the ring in front of 24,159 fans in Rolex Stadium on the final day of competition. “There is always a little pressure in the ring, especially at a four-star with all the top riders,” Livio said. “With my horse, I just have to stick to him and stick to my ride, and if I do that the pressure goes down. I know if I’m very focused on my riding, the horse will do his


best. But, of course there is pressure because I want to be good enough for my horse, and after that it’s good for me to start to put pressure on (Jung). I think to try to beat such a rider you have to be 100 percent all the time. All this week my horse was 100 percent, but I was maybe only 90 percent in dressage. But after that I have no regrets.” Third-place finisher Tindall, 35, of Gloucestershire, England, came into the 2017 event with expectations in check following a trying trip two years ago when an injury in the stable prevented her from even starting the competition. “I’m obviously very lucky to come back and very thankful to my owner and to Land Rover and Rolex to be able to come back,” she said. “It’s great to be

sitting up here with these guys. My horse was fantastic all the way through the competition –he jumped great today. The Kentucky Three-Day Event is the nation’s premier Three-Day Event and one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions in the world. The International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the world’s governing body of equestrian sports, has designated the Kentucky Three-Day Event as a ‘Four Star’ eventing competition, the highest designation, which is given only to the Olympic Games, World Championships, and six annual events around the world. “Rolex Kentucky” is the only Four-Star event in the Western Hemisphere and is part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing. sl slmag.net

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Smarts and style define the Mercedes-Benz 2018 S-Class Sedan model range Written by Andre James

Most notable among the innovations found in the mid-cycle update throughout the Mercedes-Benz S-Class range, which made its world premiere at the Shangai Auto Show this past April, is the extended suite of Intelligent Drive features that continue forward momentum on the march towards autonomous driving. Tweaks to the front fascia, rear bumper exhaust pipes and wheel designs, as well as an LED Intelligent Light System are a few of the segment-wide upgrades common among each rendition of the Mercedes-Benz flagship model, which was the top-selling luxury sedan in the world in 2016. New badges serve to indicate changes that have taken place under the hood. The S550 has been replaced by the S560, and is powered by a twinturbocharged 4.0-liter V8 producing 463 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The base model S-Class comes equipped with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine. At the top of the range, the Maybach retains its V12, while the Mercedes-AMG S63 has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with an output of 603 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. The sprint from zero to 60 mph takes just 3.4 seconds, faster than any other performance luxury sedan, and the electronically-limited top speed is 186 mph. The 4Matic all-wheel-drive variant of the S63 AMG is paired with a new ninespeed automatic transmission for the first time, while the top-of-the-range rear-wheel drive S65 retains its proven twin-turbocharged V12 with 7G-Tronic transmission boasting 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. Four AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes¬–Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual– allow the driver to influence the characteristics of the AMG S63 and AMG S65 Sedans. Each driving mode modifies key parameters such as engine response, transmission, suspension, steering, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), and all-wheel drive (in the AMG S63). The driver has the option of pressing the "M" button to switch directly to manual mode, in which gearshifts are executed exclusively using the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. If required, the suspension settings can be specially selected as well. The 3-stage ESP and exhaust flap can also be operated with a special button. The AMG S65 features a CURVE function, which allows the body of the car to tilt to the inside of a turn by up to 2.65-degrees (similar to a motorcycle rider), thereby reducing centrifugal forces perceived by passengers and virtually eliminating body roll.

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Inside the cabin, the new S-Class is characterized by two new highresolution displays, each with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches. The pair is housed under a single pane of glass, which lends the impression of a widescreen cockpit and emphasizes the horizontal orientation of the interior design. Virtual instruments are displayed in the direct field of vision of the driver as well as a central display above the center console. With the fully digital cockpit, the driver can choose from three different display styles (Classic, Sport and Progressive) and configure the information and views relevant to them. Touch Control Buttons on the steering wheel respond to swiping motions like the screen of a smartphone and enable the driver to control the entire multimedia system without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. The multimedia system can also be operated via touchpad with controller in the center console and by Voice Control. The operation of Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC or standard cruise control is managed via steering wheel-mounted controls. Enhanced Level 2 autonomous driving functions, including Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist, provide even more comfortable support for the driver to keep a safe distance and stay in their lane. Speed is adjusted automatically ahead of curves or intersections, which is complemented by a considerably improved Active Lane Change Assist and additional functions of Active Emergency Stop Assist. For the first time, map and navigation data are used to calculate driving behavior. At one glance, an "Assistance Graphics" menu on the instrument panel shows the driver which assistance functions are selected and to what situations the systems are currently responding to. The optional ENERGIZING Comfort system is a world-first entering series production. This feature links various comfort systems in the vehicle together, such as climate control, ambient lighting and massage functions, into a ten-minute “wellness” setup. Owners can choose from Freshness, Warmth, Vitality, Joy, and Comfort programs to configure a specific wellness program to suit their current mood. A pair of new natural grain ash wood trims are available for 2018, as well as revised cabin materials and colorways, including Silk Beige/Deep Sea Blue, Magma Gray/Espresso Brown, and Mahogany/Silk Beige. Among the available AMG options are a choice of forged 20-inch wheels, AMG Performance Studio options, and an AMG Ceramic Composite Braking system. "The development of the new S-Class was extremely extensive. With a whole series of new features and functions, the S-Class remains a technological pioneer," says Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. Pricing for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be announced closer to its on-sale at US dealers in late 2017. sl

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Best in Haute Couture - Pasquale Bruni

SIN CITY SENSATIONS 2017 COUTURE Design Award Winners Written by Claire Williams / Photography courtesy of COUTURE COUTURE Las Vegas, held annually at the Wynn Resort, is arguably the most exclusive destination for the luxury jewelry and timepiece market, drawing 4,000 top-tier buyers from highly distinguished retailers, along with editors from 100 of the world’s most recognized luxury consumer and trade media (including Sophisticated Living). A highlight of the event is the annual COUTURE Design Awards, presented this year at the Encore Theatre in the Wynn Resort before an audience of nearly 1,000 designers, editors and retailers from the COUTURE community. “Tonight is when we celebrate the incredible artists who labor an entire year to create these works of art, and showcase their hearts and souls within their salons,” COUTURE’s Director, Gannon Brousseau explained from the stage. He then went on to thank this year’s panel of judges–Melissa Geiser from Stanley Korshak, Julie Thom from Von Bargen’s, Daisy Shaw 56 slmag.net

from Vanity Fair, Katerina Perez of Katerina Perez, and designer Yossi Harari–for lending their expertise in selecting the winning designs and finalists. Furrer Jacot, who won the inaugural Best in Men’s Jewelry Award thanked the designer who has been with him for 30 years, saying that he “didn’t want to do another men’s piece - he wanted to do something great.” The winner of the Best in Diamonds Above $20,000, Fernando Jorge, enthused from the stage, "This was my first adventure with diamonds and therefore I feel very, very honored to receive this award." A touching highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Cindy Edelstein Award by Cindy’s daughter, Remy, to designer Stephen Webster. A video tribute showcased the designer’s passionate support of the industry, commitment to ethical sourcing and design practices and philanthropic endeavors.


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The view across the rooftops of the 7th arrondissement to the Eiffel Tower from the three-bedroom 'Margaux' apartment

PARIS IN ERNEST Tracing the footsteps of a literary giant Written by Bridget Williams I arrived in Paris 96 years and 29 days after Ernest Hemingway and his new bride Hadley, who were somewhat unprepared for the dreariness of winter in the city. During those first few months, Hemingway wrote to his colleague, American novelist Sherwood Anderson, remarking about the cold and his low spirits saying, “I do not know what I thought Paris would be like but it was not that way.” Indeed, it is easy to love Paris in the springtime, but I find it even more beguiling in the winter, when its soul is laid as bare as the leafless trees that line the banks of the Seine. Admiring the architecture of naked branches reaching out in all directions, I am reminded of the decorative iron railings that adorn the famous façades of Baron Haussmann buildings lining the boulevards. With no indoor plumbing, the Hemingway’s first apartment at 74 rue Cardinal Lemoine in the 5th arrondissement was less-than-ideal. In spite of the primitive conditions, the couple embraced their bohemian lifestyle, buoyed by a strong US dollar and an influx of stellar literary and artistic luminaries that made the 1920s a great time to be a writer in Paris. Capitalizing on 58 slmag.net

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sourced feast, but with a vast array of enticing dining options ranging from charming family-owned bistros to extravagant Michelin-star dining within walking distance, we opted to leave the cooking to the experts. Paris Perfect offers scores of walking tours and itinerary planning services tailored to an array of interests, from art to wine and everything in between. As this was only our second time in Paris and our time was limited, we opted to book a private, customized tour with Michael Osman, an American who has called the city home for the past 15 years. Affable and energetic, with a background in fine art and a deep love of his adopted city, he seized on our ambitious itinerary with aplomb. We managed to ogle the greatest hits at the Louvre, treasure hunt at the Les Puces flea market and visit several of his key “must see” stops, all before dinner. Though we regrettably had Michael to guide the way only for a single day, he did provide us with a wealth of information to craft a self-guided literary tour, focused on the cafés and watering holes frequented by Hemingway and his contemporaries. Hemingway was known to be a keen people watcher, and then, as now, one of the best places to take in the ebb and flow of street life in Paris is at a sidewalk café. At Brasserie Lipp (151 Boulevard Saint-Germain; brasserie-lipp.com), you can still partake of


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an Alsatian meal a la Hemingway–beer, pommes à l’huile and sausage–albeit at a far higher fare than Hem paid in his day. Hemingway often drank with fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald at the Hôtel Ritz Paris (15 Place Vendôme; ritzparis. com). In 1944, Hemingway “liberated” the bar from the Nazis in cahoots with a group of displaced soldiers, ordering a round of champagne for every patron and thereby prompting the spot to henceforth be known as Bar Hemingway. Fresh off of a fouryear, $400 million property-wide renovation, the revamped bar is helmed by the charming duo of Colin Field and Roman Devaux. Popular among Americans, the atmosphere is courteous and lively, and ladies’ drinks are presented with a delicate white rose balanced on the rim of the glass. Opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1911, Harry’s New York bar claims to be the birthplace of the Bloody Mary in 1921. A popular hangout for “Lost Generation” writers of the 1920s, George Gershwin is purported to have composed An American In Paris there. The mahogany bar and wall paneling are original; the latter is now plastered with pennants hailing from American colleges and universities. Given my affinity for Midnight in Paris, we included a dinner at Maxim’s on our itinerary even though it isn’t known as a

Located in the 7th arrondissement, les Cocottes offers traditional recipes cooked in Staub Dutch ovens.

Hemingway haunt. Although the food didn’t knock our socks off, the service was outstanding and the ambiance in the Art Nouveau institution, founded as a bistro in 1893 by Maxime Gaillard, and since frequented by countless celebrities and royals, made it a worthwhile stop. Other stops of note for the literary-minded traveler include Café le Dome (108 Boulevard du Montparnasse); Closerie des Lilas (171 Boulevard du Montparnasse); Café de Flore (172 Boulevard Saint-Germain), one of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris; and Les Deux Magots (6 place Saint-Germain-des-Pres), which opened in 1875 and was a favorite of American artists for decades. One of the best places for people watching, the café’s terrace overlooks the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, founded in the 6th century. After spending a few short days and nights eating and drinking our way around the City of Lights, it became that much easier to understand the affectionate nostalgia pervading Hemingway’s posthumously published memoir about being a struggling young expatriate journalist and writer in Paris. ”If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” sl

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those who are careless,” said Horacio Pagani, the Argentine-born founder of Pagani Automobili S.p.A., which is based in San Cesario sul Panaro, near Modena, Italy. Formally unveiled this past February at the Geneva Motor Show, every detail of the Coupe has been developed from the ground up with its own unique design language and in direct symmetry with aerodynamic requirements to create a work of art on wheels. The cars skeletal composition, meaning that nearly every mechanical part is visible, sets it apart from most modern supercars, and ensures that even the smallest working component has been designed to be both beautiful and functional. Two options replace the fixed roof: one is crafted from carbon fiber with a central glass panel to mimic the look of a coupe with the freedom of a convertible, the other is a fabric soft top able to be stored inside the Roadster and installed in “just a few simple steps”.

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The Saint Louis Fashion Fund hosted a cocktail benefit and film premiere at the Missouri History Museum. “Light up the Zipper” highlights the work of the St. Louis Garment District, and features a number of local St. Louisans who worked there like Lillian Deutsch, Karole Green, Bud Rosenbaum, Neil Handelman and a host of remarkable designers and business owners. Guests were also treated to a first look at Miki’s Closet, the fashion truck. Photos By Jon Gitchoff

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STEPH Z CARDIO DANCE 10 Things I Cannot Live Without Written by Carrie Edelstein Photography by Matt Marcinkowski It’s hard to believe Stephanie Zitzer was once 50 pounds overweight- the same woman who now shares the stage and keeps right up with YouTube sensation “The Fitness Marshall.” What started out as a venture into teaching Zumba exercise classes evolved into Steph Z Cardio Dance, an original dance workout you can find at events, rented spaces and fitness studios around St. Louis. “I get all ages and all shapes in my classes,” Zitzer says. “We become moms, wives, and can just lose ourselves, and I see it happen all the time where people come in intimidated, and by the end of the class they are just totally into it. Sometimes I worry about moves being too sexy or lyrics being too explicit, but once a woman in her 60s or 70s came up to me after class and said I brought out her inner, well, let’s just say she was able to let loose and have fun!” You can find Zitzer and her large following this summer at events at the Gateway Arch, Westport Plaza and some other pop-up 88 slmag.net

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