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on the cover: All Aboard! Inside the Southern Hospitality train at St. Louis Union Station. Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

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The Family Home

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Rock Star

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Of Note‌ The Write Stuff

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Behind the Music

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Bibliotaph... Stargazing - Celebrating

Celebrity in Portraiture

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Curating a Lifestyle

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Old World Wine Regions, Part II

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Solitary Refinement

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Far Beyond Baseball

Aboard the Silver Chalet, St. Louis Union Station pg. 30 on her: La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni dress, Saks Fifth Avenue; Diamond Cuff bracelet, Simons Jewelers on him: Burberry shirt, Saks Fifth Avenue; Panerai watch, Simons Jewelers.

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Rock Star St. Jean Beach. Photo by Bridget Williams.

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Cardinals Wives for Wishes

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From the Publisher On June 11th, I drove cross country with my wife, two dogs, and a U-Haul hitched to our SUV. We started a personal Odyssey I have dreamed about since I was a kid in the Bronx. Four years ago, we downsized and sold our house. Earlier this year, I also sold my marketing company (Twist), a couple of cars, and playthings. Then, we purchased a sailboat as a sort of second home or floating condo in Newport, RI. Most everyone thought I was a little nuts, mainly my wife. But she warmed up to the idea when I confirmed regular trips back to St. Louis for family, friends, and of course, Sophisticated Living. Our kids thought it was too early for us to retire until they finally understood it’s our year, one we are spending doing what we have always talked about doing, before the dream vanishes, and before we can’t find the time. Then there were our own parents, who know we sail but couldn’t imagine us out there alone. Our friends were supportive but skeptical about the specifics, like, “Do you have a bathroom? A shower? Where do you get food? Or walk the dogs?” While it’s very different from day-to-day life in St. Louis, there are thousands of people out there doing the same thing, and the people we have met all have fascinating stories. As the saying goes, “All who wander are not lost.” While perhaps we are more adventurous – or a little crazier – than most, our hearts and our home are in St. Louis. We still conduct business in St. Louis by phone, email, and Skype, and call our family and friends every day (even at sea). Surprisingly, we bump into St. Louisans wherever we go. St. Louisans have come to visit us wherever we are, from the first week we were on board. We had drinks with our former neighbor from Westmoreland Place, we spotted Mark Schnuck in Nantucket, we enjoyed cocktails with friends in Sag Harbor, and we had dinner with lifelong friends and JBS alums who now live in Boston. We are still juggling a half-dozen invites from neighbors, clients, and roommates we are voyaging to see in Cape Cod, Boston, The Hamptons, Block Island, Mystic, Old Saybrook, New York, New Jersey, Annapolis...the list is endless. You can take the boy out of St. Louis, but not the St. Louis out of the boy. We’re connected wherever we are. We are in and out of town, and most people we run into in St. Louis don’t even know we have been sailing down the East Coast. They notice we are tanner than usual. We’re living a very modern life always connected by the latest technologies, but tracing the steps of the New World’s discoverers, freedom fighters like Roger Williams, and revolutionary patriots. We watch the Redbirds on “MLB At Bat,” the pre-election political circus each night, the Olympics, and we read about the chaos of everyday life in the Post-Dispatch with our coffee each morning. We’re doing this now because the timing is right. Our kids are both out of college; one lives in Austin and the other in New York. Our parents and siblings are all healthy. We know that things won’t always be this simple, so while they are, we are taking time out to live our lives how we have wanted to for so long. I like to call it “pre-tirement.” I think it’s making us better, smarter, more experienced, and well traveled. It’s inspiring us for the next chapter in St. Louis when we are back full-time, with new ideas and experiences we can’t wait to share. Until then, we’re loving our “Sophisticated Life” at sea, and are grateful for the opportunity. I don’t know if we will be changed for the better, but we’ll certainly be changed for good.

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THE FAMILY HOME Written by Christy Marshall

Photography by Alise O’Brien The reclaimed black-and-white marble flooring is homage to the original entryway to the house.

At an age when most couples are downsizing, this duo opted for the exact opposite; they nearly doubled the size of their home. “Our family is expanding,” the homeowner says. “We have two children living out of town. They both have four small children and we wanted them to be able to stay with us when they come to town.” And that’s how the decision was made to add on so visiting offspring could assume the four bedrooms and two baths on the second floor. Originally built in the mid 1950s, the current owners moved into the 4,900-square-foot house in Frontenac in October 1984—when their children were six, four, and two. The interior was dated, right down to the shades of shag carpeting gracing

the floors. The first major improvement was putting in a pool; then in 1997, they redid all the bathrooms, expanded the master bath, added a breakfast/hearth room, and updated the kitchen. Kim Kelce and Nancy Pedley of Kelce and Pedley Design have handled the extensive landscaping since 2005. At different points, the homeowners bought the lots on either side of their house, expanding the property to four acres. Along the way, wish lists went unfulfilled, but not this time. The homeowners sat down at the kitchen table with architect Bill Cover of William D. Cover Architect LLC, designer Kelly Johnson of Johnson Design, and contractor Roger Johnson of Johnson Development. slmag.net

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The room was taken down to the studs and completely reworked.

“Once you start the process of remodeling, it’s ‘Okay if we are going to do this, well then, we’ve always wanted to do that,’” the homeowner says. “We had a list of dreams. We wanted a space that we could live in until we could no longer live in the house.” By the time the project was complete, the house was 4,000 square feet larger replete with new master bedroom suite, new study/ office, new kitchen, and remodeled hearth room/morning room. On the lower level, a new exercise room, massage area, steam bath, den, and playroom were added. And then there is the pool pavilion outside. “It was quite a lengthy process to get every last detail,” Kelly says. “The architect and I approached it as you want to honor the bones of the house—you are not trying to reinvent it. You are trying to enhance it, to add on in ways so that it is indiscernible what is old and what is new.”

In the original house, the existing library was taken down to the studs in order to incorporate the new millwork used on the first floor. A screen porch was removed; the kitchen was gutted and rebuilt with all the bells and whistles including a pot filler, warming drawers, and a steam oven. “She’s a gourmet cook and the kitchen was really important,” Kelly says. “We spent a long time on the kitchen and the cabinet design layout to get the most out of the space. It is loaded up with appliances and wonderful features in the cabinets. It is a very workable, functional and useable kitchen.” Jim Howard of Alspaugh Kitchen & Bath assisted. The adjoining breakfast room got new beams, plank ceilings, new wallpaper, and window treatments, as well as a 16-foot custom-made table. slmag.net

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The house sits on four acres. The pavilion wasn’t in the original plans but was added six months in “to make the property more cohesive,” says the homeowner.

In the existing house, yellow and green walls were repainted serene shades of cream and gray, printed wallpapers came down, and elaborate draperies removed and replaced with more tailored versions. “I knew I didn’t want to give her what she had before,” Kelly says. “Every so often, it’s time for nips and tucks. There is a lot more texture and a lot less pattern. There was no desire to have anything flashy or jazzy. We were going for a quiet understated elegance that was still spectacular because of the details involved.” “We had a vision and we stuck to it,” the homeowner says. “I would be hard-pressed to think of what I’d change. It turned out better than I expected.” In the 32 years Kelly has been married to Roger, her husband and co-owner of Johnson Development, they have lived in a dozen houses. “I’ve tried out so many ideas on so many different houses that I know what works and what doesn’t,” she says. After doing 28 slmag.net

interior design on the side for 25 years, she started Johnson Design in 2011 and expanded her client list beyond the family’s firm. Downstairs, Kelly designed a playroom with a small playhouse, oversized chalkboard, and a wall of baskets for all the visiting grandchildren. The homeowner spoke of parents interrupting children elbow-deep in art projects because it was time to go home. Now they can safely store them away until their return. “They each have their own basket,” she says. “No one else can touch it.” Clearly the homeowners care first and foremost about their family. Downsizing won’t be happening here. Ever. “I am kind of a nester and I like the tradition of my children coming back to the home they grew up in,” the homeowner says. “And their children get to come here and to know where their mom or dad grew up, to sleep in their bedrooms. There are a lot of happy memories here.” sl


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ALL ABOARD! Written by Carrie Edelstein

Photography by Matt Marcinkowski When Union Station debuted in 1894, it ranked as the world’s largest and busiest railroad depot. Private cars with celebrated stars pulled in; tables were set with china and silver-plated flatware; bedrooms were private and posh. Then railroads fell by the tracks as people turned to the air. The station closed down in 1978 and after a $150 million renovation, reopened in 1985. Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) bought the National Historic Landmark in 2012. First they invested $40 million transforming the station, shed, and the 539-room Hyatt Regency Hotel. Recently the company spent nearly $4 million for four high-end private train cars—its attempt to bring the glamorous era of train travel back to town. “Hundreds of thousands of people used to come through here on the trains, and that went away for years and years,” says Cameron Schoeffel, LHM’s train events and sales manager. “Trains in general have just been not as important; they are kind of an afterthought for a lot of people. We are making them relevant now—and I think a lot of people appreciate that.” The Southern Hospitality, Silver Express, Silver Chalet, and Silver Shore were first built more than 50 years ago; they have been totally refurbished in the past decade. Aside from the interior design, fine furniture, carpeting, and upholstered seating, the cars include bars, cocktail lounging areas, and a bedroom. “There’s a whole network of people that own private cars similar to this,” Schoeffel says. “This is where someone entertains clients or travels the country. [As an event space] we can do things most caterers can’t. We have a huge kitchen right there [at the hotel] and our executive chef, Russel Cunningham, does a great job of tailoring his menus to trains. It’s a unique space and you have to make things that fit accordingly.” The cars are available now to rent for corporate or private events; the cost starts at $5,000 and runs up to $40,000 plus, depending on the food and beverages, the length of travel, and the number of cars required. Eventually, LHM hopes to sell experiences through Amtrak’s website. Until then, the Southern Hospitality, Silver Express, Silver Chalet, and Silver Shore are running on the Terminal Railroad Association’s freight lines. “We go over the MacArthur Bridge over the Mississippi River and into Illinois and do a quick loop,” Schoeffel says. “We then come back on the Chain of Rocks Bridge a little bit north, and then back under the Arch. You see the city from a different landscape. It’s a great vantage point.” But this isn’t LHM’s last stop at Union Station. The company also plans to add the St. Louis Aquarium, a $45 million attraction, new train-themed hotel rooms, a food-train park under the shed, and an outdoor plaza replete with a fountain and fire show at the lake. sl

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ROCK STAR The Eden Rock Hotel, St. Barths Written by Bridget Williams For those with the wherewithal, there are certainly an abundance of amazing resorts situated on insanely beautiful beaches around the world to choose from. While they are all a little slice of heaven in their own right, a select few have reached icon status, where checking in coalesces you as part of an enduring legacy. The Eden Rock Hotel on St. Barths in the French West Indies is one of those places. For the unitiated, to plainly relay its geographic location–wedged between another hotel and a glitterati party hotspot and under the flight path of the island’s tiny airport whose famously perilous runway terminates in the azure waters– belies its specialness. The heart of the property and one of the island’s most photographed landmarks–an assemblage of structures clinging like barnacles to a large rocky promontory in St. Jean Bay–was built 70 years ago as the first hotel on the island. The outcrop is enveloped by soft, white sand beaches, clear and calm turquoise sea, and a coral reef full of sea life. During Hollywood’s Golden

Era, the resort was frequented by the likes of Greta Garbo, Howard Hughes, and the Rockefeller and Rothschild families. By the time David and Jane Matthews spied the property as they arrived on the island via yacht in 1994, the shining beacon that had once drawn luminaries from around the globe was more of a dying ember. A year later they purchased Eden Rock from its original owner, legendary island aviator and local adventurer Rémy de Haenen, uprooting their four children from London to embark on a new adventure. Their resolve was tested two days after setting up camp in the downtrodden buildings of the hotel when Hurricane Luis roared over the island. Undeterred, during the ensuing years the family lovingly returned the property to its heyday. Unique as the island itself, which is devoid of monolithic high-rises and nondescript mega resorts that plague other island paradises, Eden Rock is an original, luxurious but with an eccentric side that swipes away any hint of pretentiousness that might try to make its presence known in the rarefied oceanic air.

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Bedroom in Villa Rockstar.

Bedroom in Villa Rockstar.

One-bedroom Contemporary Beach Room.

De Haenen Legacy Suite.

The embodiment of a boutique property, the interiors in each of the 34 highly individual accommodations located “on the rock,” dotted along the beach or set within lush green gardens, were conceptualized by Jane Matthews to be the antithesis of a corporate hotel experience. Rounding out the available accommodations and befitting the bevy of billionaires who can be spotted on the island in high season are Villa Nina and Villa Rockstar, the latter of which is a whopping 16,000 square feet and includes a recording studio featuring the legendary Neve mixing console used by John Lennon to record “Imagine.” Even if you’re not luxuriating in the Rockstar Villa, the celebrity treatment is doled out in equal proportion to all guests. In 2014 the Matthews family entered into a management agreement with the Oetker Collection, a collaboration that brings the number of “Masterpiece Hotels” under the Oetker umbrella to eight (other Oetker properties include Le Bristol Paris and Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Germany). “St. Barths is such an interesting and unique place in the world. There is so much more we can do together in St. Barths and for the good of the island, too,” remarked David Matthews at the time the partnership was announced. While guests benefit from stringent Oetker standards in guest services, long-time guests (70 percent are repeaters) will find that the little things they love that draw them back year after year remain unchanged. “True masterpiece hotels are like gold nuggets – nearly impossible to find,” said Frank Marrenbach, CEO of Oetker Collection. “Eden Rock was created by fine hard-working people and is a shining example of

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true hospitality.” With 200 individuals on staff, Eden Rock is the largest employer on the island. Befitting a property much larger in size, high-touch guest amenities allow for a truly customized stay that provides as much (or as little) activity as your heart desires. My recent visit was a balanced mix of both as my more laid-back travel mate was a fitting foil to my Labrador puppy-like personality. While he was wholly content to spend a day settled into an oceanfront chaise engrossed in a book with a cool drink within arms reach, my high-spiritedness was amply accommodated each day beginning with a vigorous morning workout in the well-equipped onsite gym or at the nearby track in St. Jean Stadium (donated to the island by part-time inhabitant and Russian businessman Roman Abramovitch, who owns the English soccer club Chelsea FC), followed by strolls along St. Jean Beach and taking advantage of Eden Rock’s complementary on-site water sports program to kayak, paddleboard and snorkel. With larger waves contained offshore by a coral reef, my preferred moments of repose were spent soaking up the sun while gently bobbing in the calm and cooling waters, either on a thick raft or on a nearby floating dock. We enjoyed a moment of calm in unison during a relaxing couples massage on the spa deck at the base of the rock where whisper sheer drapery allowed the sounds of the water and the cool ocean breeze to provide the soundtrack for the indulgent treatment. Services for body and face, which incorporate artisanal, locally produced Ligne St. Barth products, are also available in-room or in an oceanfront cabana.


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St. Jean beach at Sunset. Photo by Bridget Williams.

On The Rocks restaurant.

Haute but certainly not haughty cuisine adapted for the hot environment is offered under the direction of internationally renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who has served as Eden Rock’s consulting executive chef for the past four years. Open for dinner nightly, On the Rocks offers an exciting menu that masterfully showcases adaptations of Vongerichten’s personal favorite dishes. Lunch offerings at The Sand Bar provide a Caribbean-inspired riff on the menu at his ABC Kitchen in New York City. Masterfully executing Vongerichten’s vision is Chef Eric Desbordes, who transferred to Eden Rock from another Oetker Collection property, Michelin-starred Le Bristol Hotel in Paris. Ascending the wooden stairs to reach On the Rocks for dinner, it’s easy to spy giant tarpon gliding around the illuminated Eden Rock logo projected onto the water below. A large bar crowns the tiered space; beneath, tables abut the railing that outlines the rock’s perimeter. Patrons can choose a threecourse Chef ’s Menu or order à la carte. The promise of fresh burrata mozzarella, pancetta and heirloom tomatoes as a first 36 slmag.net

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course steered me to the tasting menu, while my counterpart enjoyed an equally satiating culinary romp through multiple courses that included Artichoke Velouté, Seared Foie Gras and Black Truffle Emulsion; Octopus Salad, Tomato with Tarragon, Olives and Lemon; and Black Angus Ribeye Roll, Gnocchi with Seaweed and Lemon Confit. Synchronous with the hotel’s new wellness program are special menu items at the Sand Bar devised in concert by Vongerichten and Wellness Director Aminata Clason-Diop that are free of gluten, lactose and refined sugar. My favorite among the offerings, and my preferred lunch selection each day, was the Kale Salad with red pepper, sundried tomato, pine nuts and almond. Clason-Diop leads a variety of daily group and private activities, including yoga, stand-up paddle yoga and hiking. We embarked on a challenging morning group hike with Clason-Diop up and down the peaks surrounding Colombier Beach, during which the long-legged native of Sweden barely seemed to break a sweat. Along the journey I was enraptured with tales of her multi-cultural heritage, being part of a


Photo by Bridget Williams.

Photo by Bridget Williams.

fascinating lineage of headstrong women, and her personal journey to dedicating her life to helping others find balance and optimize their lives through wellness. Columbier is one of 14 white sand beaches on St. Barths. Even though all are open to the public, they are rarely overcrowded, even in peak season. I love the feeling of remoteness offered by Saline Beach, a long stretch of sand without a building in site that is reached by a five-minute walk up and over a steep dune. A caveat: while topless sunbathing is de rigueur in most places, Saline is known for those seeking beach time au naturel. Though it’s hard to leave the comfortable confines of the hotel, off-property beaches, high-end boutique shopping and restaurants are definitely worth exploring. Renting a car is the best way to get around the island, and Eden Rock provides convenient on-site car rentals lasting a few hours or the duration of your visit. For me, no trip to St. Barths is compete without consuming copious amounts of Roman-style pizza al fresco at L’Isoletta on Rue du Roi Oscar II in Gustavia and dancing the night away after dinner and a cabaret-style show at the legendary Le Ti St.

Barth (tistbarth.com). While out wandering around Gustavia one afternoon following lunch with our toes in the sand at Do Brazil on Shell Beach (dobrazil.com), we stumbled upon The Sea Memory boutique, a tiny spot with treasures culled from around the globe, including pieces of furniture, home accessories and jewelry fashioned from stingray skin (seamemorysbh.com). Grey skies on the morning of my departure mirrored my mood; the bright spot being that my departure was being handled by Tradewinds Aviation, whose Pilatus PC-12 aircraft is the among the most posh of any cleared for takeoff and landing on St. Barths. A representative whisked us through customs in record time before ushering us to a private departures lounge for Tradewinds passengers at the transfer point in Puerto Rico, which eased the inevitable transition back to reality (flytradewind.com). Rooms at Eden Rock St. Barths from $650 €/night, including V.I.P. airport transfers and daily breakfast buffet, among other amenities. For more information or reservations, visit (edenrockhotel.com). sl slmag.net

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1) For messages that matter: custom hand-engraved onionskin stationery and envelopes from Nancy Sharon Collins (price upon request; nancysharoncollinsstationer.com). 2) The Lansdale Bouquet Journal from Dempsey & Carroll was designed in collaboration with fabric and wall covering company Schumacher ($30; dempseyandcarroll.com). 3) The Downing Desk from Kate Spade boasts hand-painted dots and polished brass hardware ($3,095; katespade.com). 4) Set of Love Notes from Dempsey & Carroll ($65/10 cards and 10 hand-lined envelopes; dempseyandcarroll.com). 5) The Paper Desk from Moooi is crafted of wood and cardboard finished with paper and polyurethane lacquer and topped with an Oak veneer work surface (price upon request; moooi.com). 6) The Racer rollerball pen from Chopard in red and black resin ($645; chopard.com). 7) The Cherry Blossom writing desk from Ambella Home is made of American white oak with a bone-color finish and a light grey wash. The base is hand-forged cast iron with antique gold metal leaf finish (price upon request; ambellahome.com).

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8) With minimal lines that harken to design cues from the 1930s, The Jolie two-drawer desk from Armani Casa is crafted in Italy of wood with a leather top, it is equipped on each side with pockets and a pair of drawers with leather pulls and wood rails (price upon request; armanicasa.com). 9) This desk clock from Mondaine is both multifunctional and stylish. The clock itself is magnetic and can be removed from its case and attached to any metal surface. Slide the clock back into the case and it can be used as a paperweight. ($255; mondaine-usa.com). 10) Boulevard writing desk from Boca do Lobo is made from mahogany with a leather top and brass handles lacquered in black on each of the thee drawers (price upon request; bocadolobo.com). 11) Best known for his stunning textiles and furniture, William Morris, an influential arts-and-crafts designer, is also the author of the four quotes in this set of notecards from Princeton Architectural Press. Comes with coordinating Morris Morris-patterned patterned envelopes ($14.95 for 12 notecards/envelopes; papress.com).

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BEHIND THE MUSIC Chicago artist Francine Turk brings her brand of cool to a collaboration with the late Prince of Darkness—jazz legend Miles Davis. By Arianne Nardo Photography by Anthony Tahlier with Chateau Marmot and The Golden Thread series photographs by Tom Van Eynde Hair and makeup by GLAM’D “Music is energy,” says Turk. “My paintings are energy. It’s all connected.”

Curiosity is a fiery impulse. It makes an innocent, 6-year-old girl sneak into her older sister’s room in search of an “off-limits” record collection. With a pounding heart and anxious little fingers, she meets friends Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and The Boss for the first time. Every rotation and hypnotic new sound is a risk—The school day is almost over, put everything back, she’ll be home soon. Still, she takes her chances again and again, exhilarated by the resonance of these vinyl masterpieces. Don’t all first acts of rebellion have a soundtrack? “That was my introduction to music,” says Chicago artist Francine Turk about her days growing up in Oak Lawn, Ill. “As a kid, I could go and have this escape with paper and pencils and music.” Leaving their indelible impression on her formative years and eventually her artwork, epic guitar solos and bass lines have become more than just muses for Turk. “Music is energy,” she says. “My paintings are energy. It’s all connected.” For her latest project, Turk found inspiration from one of music’s biggest icons: nine-time Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Miles Davis (aka the Prince of Darkness, a nickname bestowed upon him by his fellow musicians because of his cool stage presence). The exhibition, Next Level BadAss: Miles Davis & Francine Turk—opening this month for a pop-up exhibit at Chicago Illuminating Company (Sept. 21, 7-10PM; and Sept. 22, 10AM-6PM) before moving back to Turk's Prairie Avenue District studio for by-appointment viewings—is a deeply personal

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body of work, featuring posthumous self-portraits, sketches and drawings created by Davis (who died in 1991) alongside largescale paintings by Turk. At her studio, Turk gives us a sneak peek of two of her seven-foot-tall canvases, each brushstroke pulsing like a supersonic hit of cooler-than-cool reverb that plays raucous and sweaty before retreating into a velvety hum. So how does a rock ’n’ roll-reared painter and a trumpeter nurtured by New York’s underground jazz scene in the ’40s and ’50s end up on such a soulful continuum? Ask Turk and she’ll swear it was architected by fate. “There is absolutely no doubt that this is a spiritual assignment,” says Turk, whose work has hung alongside masters like Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Joan Miró at the KM Fine Arts gallery in Los Angeles. Here’s how the stars aligned: In Oct. 2014, Turk caught wind of the fact that Bob Dylan was going to be honored by MusiCares—the Grammys’ charitable organization devoted to providing critical assistance for music people in times of need—at its annual Person of the Year gala. Knowing the organization was a fan of her 2011 BadAss series of paintings portraying rock gods and rule-breakers like Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash, Turk offered to donate a portrait of Dylan for the gala and ended up being asked to create 80 original drawings as gifts for the night’s performers, too. Fast forward to February 2015, and Turk was rubbing elbows with music’s elite at the Los Angeles Convention Center, enjoying a front-row seat for performances by Jack White, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt and more.


Fine artist Francine Turk standing in front of her Chateau Marmont stationary sketches, part of the Next Level BadAss: Miles Davis & Francine Turk series.

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Turk was granted full access to Davis’ sketchbooks. “His drawings look like his music sounds—moody and intense," says Turk.

The buzz about Francine Turk was out—and had reached Darryl Porter, the director of the Miles Davis Estate. He arranged for a meeting with Turk’s business manager, Grace Lieberman, and explained that 2016 would mark Davis’ 90th birthday; that Don Cheadle was finalizing his decade-long passion project Miles Ahead, a biopic about the jazz legend; and that jazz pianist Robert Glasper had been granted the stems (a sub mix or partial mix of only some of the tracks of a song) to Davis’ original compositions and was conjuring up a new album. Then Porter referenced a trove of Davis’ original drawings and artwork that was tucked away for safekeeping at a fine art storage facility in California, and asked Turk if she would like to be involved somehow. And just like that, synchronicity stepped in. What happened over the next 16 months was, as Turk describes it, an artistic free fall. She had been invited into Davis’ world, granted unprecedented access to an immense archive of his personal sketchbooks, paintings, collages, loose drawings and notes. Pages upon pages lavished with figurative drawings, abstractions and explorations in love rendered in color, ink, marker and ballpoint pen awaited Turk’s translation. “Most people didn’t know he was a prolific drawer and artist,” says Turk. “His drawings look like his music sounds—moody and intense. [Although not formally trained] Miles was such a natural. His use of line is so instinctively and naturally beautiful, the way he could create tension with the weight of it. Yet he wasn’t even thinking about it. It’s one of the most incredible things I discovered in his sketchbooks.” Davis’ sketchbooks also had evidence of ordinary life— lists, notes, phone numbers and names. One name in particular

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The Chateau Marmont series was created on the hotel’s signature stationery

stood out to Turk: Muddy Waters. She had just completed a commission for the Hyatt Centric hotel in the Loop. Its subject? Chicago blues—Chess Records, Maxwell Street and, of course, the “father of modern Chicago blues,” Mr. Muddy Waters. Turns out Miles, a big fan of Waters’ two-chord blues, never missed seeing Muddy play at the Checkerboard Lounge when he was in Chicago for a gig. On some level, Turk had needed a sign. For months she had been learning about Davis’ life through the storytelling of his family and his inner circle, and by listening to his music— working her way from Kind of Blue (1959) to Bitches Brew (1970) to Tutu (1986). His first wife Frances, his youngest son Erin, his daughter Cheryl and his nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr., all shared with Turk their stories about Davis (including some colorful tales about the time he spent at Chateau Marmont, the legendary Sunset Boulevard hotel where he and Frances would live when he was performing on the West Coast). Immersing herself in this information was invaluable to Turk, but it was secondhand. Seeing Muddy Waters’ name was like Miles was speaking directly to her, giving her his blessing. “Seeing that name solidified that I was meant to do this,” she says. “It’s Miles and me and that’s it.” It also gifted her a revelation about her own work. “I realized that my purpose is to preserve—that is the essence of who I am as an artist,” says Turk. “All of my bodies of work, from my charcoal nudes to the BadAss series, are connected. They all have this golden thread of preservation—preserving history and beauty, and honoring legacy. With Miles, I’m supposed to preserve these stories so that other generations know his importance, and how he was beyond influential.”


Turk’s The Joint painting is also the cover art for Robert Glasper’s recently released album, Everything’s Beautiful.

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Turk totally in her element at her studio in Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue District.

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"Miles is the thread that ties everything together," says Turk of the inspiration behind her The Golden Thread series. Shown here: Four oil on raw canvas paintings from the Next Level BadAss: Miles Davis & Francine Turk exhibit

“Channeling Miles” has become shorthand for the creative groove that Turk has inhabited. It began with fragments. Working off photographs of his original drawings, Turk borrowed elements and stretched them, painting and layering, layering and painting. Her first piece, titled The Joint, was sent to the Davis family, who raved and passed it along to Glasper. It’s now the cover art for Glasper’s new album of remixes from the Davis archive, Everything’s Beautiful. Turk has since moved on to the large-scale paintings that will anchor the Chicago exhibit, as well as a series entitled Chateau Marmont. Created on the hotel’s signature stationery—an idea Turk had while on a pilgrimage to the hotel for this project—each piece is a vital narrative, capturing the scenes, moments, characters, musicians and loves that orbited Davis throughout his lifetime. “My uncle was a forward-thinker,” says Wilburn. “He was always evolving, never looking back.”

Back in her studio, Turk has become emboldened. “I’m hearing colors that I’ve never heard before,” she says, surrounded by the sketches and inky gestures made by her protagonist. “I hear contrast, I hear texture, I hear composition. If I’m listening to Kind of Blue, it’s about movement and energy—movement of the brush, movement of my body, the weight of the line. Miles was a master jazz composer. He was also so good at composing a page. The way he would place things. They say he was a genius because of the way he used space, the notes he didn’t play. It’s the same with the spaces on his drawings. I am learning so much from him.” sl The Next Level BadAss: Miles Davis & Francine Turk pop-up exhibit takes place Sept. 21 from 7-10PM and Sept. 22 from 10AM-6PM at the Chicago Illuminating Company, 2110 S. Wabash Ave., 312.326.9500. A panel discussion featuring Turk and members of the Davis family will kick things off Sept. 19 at Soho House Chicago (Soho House members only). Appointments for private viewings at Francine Turk’s studio can be made by calling 312.547.9000 or emailing grace@francineturk.com. francineturk.com

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Bibliotaph... Stargazing - Celebrating Celebrity in Portraiture

Compiled by Victoria Chase

For nearly four decades, portraits of celebrities, politicians and sports stars by photojournalist Volker Hinz masterfully combined the candor of an in-the-moment snapshot with the composition of a fine artwork. Volder Hinz - Volker Hinz (Stern Fotografie Porfolios) - Hardcover, 96 pages, teNeues (teneues.com).

Before becoming a bonafide star in his own right, jazz trumpeter Till Brönner played with legends like Natalie Cole. His passion for photography revealed itself after he received his first Leica camera. This collection of his black-andwhite portraits of celebrities and musicians come across as candidly cool given his personal connection with each subject. Till Brönner - Till Brönner: Faces of Talent - Hardcover, 208 pages, teNeues (teneues.com). Photographer Marcel Sternberger pioneered the technique of the "psychological portrait," and redefined the boundaries of portrait iconography in the twentieth century while working with influential figures in art, science, and politics. Jacob Loewentheil - The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Steinberger's Revelations in Photography Hardcover, 210 pages, Rizzoli (rizzoliusa.com). Sternberger Photographs © Stephan Loewentheil, 2015. All rights reserved. Image rights courtesy of Frida Kahlo Corporation. Featuring previously unpublished photographs from commissions for The New Yorker, TIME, and GQ, among others, photographer Martin Schoeller's latest volume pushes the boundaries of photographic styling and composition in novel and audacious ways. Martin Schoeller - Martin Schoeller: Portraits Hardcover, 260 pages, teNeues (teneues.com).

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bib 'li' o 'taph, [bib-lee-uhtaf, -tahf ]: a person who caches or hoards books Irish photographer Edward Quinn (1920-1997) made his debut as a professional photojournalist at an equestrian show jumping competition in Nice, France. This initiation established two constants of his work: the Côte d’Azur as a setting and animals as a subject. This book captures celebrities of the 1950s and 1960s with their beloved pets. Edward Quinn - Celebrity Pets: On the French Riviera in the 50s and 60s - Hardcover, 160 pages, teNeues (teneues.com).

Sante D'Orazio is regarded as one of the preeminent fashion and beauty photographers working today. This book is a compilation of Polaroids taken by D'Orazio while staging his shots. Sante D'Orazio and Glenn O'Brien - Sante D'Orazio: Polaroids Hardcover, 136 pages, Chronicle Books (chroniclebooks.com).

Hollywood Icons features approximately 200 photographs focusing on the screen idols that drew moviegoers around the world into theaters during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Hollywood Icons: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation - Robert Dance, with forewords by Terrence Pepper and Simon Crocker - Hardcover, 224 pages, ACC Editions (antiquecollectorsclub.com).

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Curating a Lifestyle: Memoirs of an Interior Designer Written by Amelia and Jeff Jeffers

Across a career spanning nearly 70 years, it is fair to say that renowned interior designer and antiques dealer Jay Suiter has seen it all. When he transferred from the Art Institute of Chicago to UCLA to study interior design in the late 1940s, America was adjusting to a new normal after the end of World War II. A booming economy and a growing dominance in technology, business and the space race allowed Americans to return their focus to a more refined lifestyle. Not since the early 1920s had such an emphasis on luxury and comfort been possible. Now, as department stores across the country saw an increased interest in home furnishings, the budding profession of interior design took off. Window displays were styled in the latest fashions, encouraging passersby to not only stop in, but to avail themselves of store designers who helped to recreate the look of the model rooms at home. For the first time ever, mainstream Americans had the means to hire a professional to assemble their perfect rooms. For new graduate, Jay Suiter, the opportunities were endless. After a brief (but exciting) first job working with acclaimed Hollywood costume designers Irene Maud Lentz and Travis Banton, Jay returned home to Kansas City, Missouri to help his ailing grandmother and settle in at the local high-end department store as in-house designer. Networking with other

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professionals throughout the Midwest, Jay met the owner of a large furniture store in Columbus, Ohio who offered a job Jay couldn’t refuse. With the move to Columbus, Jay pursued a passion cultivated by his grandmother’s taste for early European furnishings, opening an antiques business with a friend. Tending to the shop during hours away from his primary job, Jay found more and more opportunities to help buyers place the antique treasures purchased from his store in their homes. Soon, demand for his services outpaced his ability to keep up part-time, so Jay left his job to become an independent designer and fulltime shopkeeper. It was the late 1950s, and although most of America was enamored with the Bauhaus movement, Jay’s clients embraced his sophisticated, stately aesthetic. To meet the seemingly insatiable appetite of a growing audience, Jay sourced materials in the war-torn countries of eastern Europe, Russia and Denmark. Traveling alone, and with little more than a letter of credit from his local bank, Jay would check into a city’s toniest hotel and ask the concierge for the names of the best antique shops. After a purchase or two warmed the mood, he would then ask the shop owner for a referral to yet another dealer or two; going down rabbit hole after rabbit hole to maximize the visit. Behind the iron curtain, Jay had to purchase objects older than 120 years directly from


government offices. Communication home was non-existent on those trips; so Jay relied on an encyclopedic knowledge of construction and design and pure gut instincts to “buy right.” After each trip, Jay’s enthusiastic descriptions of his time away and the beautiful objects in transit preceded the delivery of a shipping container, filled to the brim with treasures and nearly all sold by the time it was unloaded. Buying trips became more frequent, and Jay’s shop grew to be the largest in Ohio. Having moved the prosperous business to an old barn in an upscale suburb, Jay outfitted the stalls with hardwood floors, maintaining an emphasis on staging. His strategy (and keen eye) was a huge success: women throughout Ohio visited the shop and regularly bought the contents of entire rooms. Initially he played to the majority of his clients’ tastes, displaying rooms of early American antiques, but slowly Jay influenced his customer base into an appreciation for good, early European things. Throughout his long career, he has seen design trends come and go, but his business was built solidly on the idea that good quality never goes out of style. Mostly retired now, Jay still advises close clients (more like close friends). His home is a reflection of decades of buying and collecting (as well as some of his grandmother’s things), placed with equal parts of a designer’s eye and a collector’s heart. With

a bank of memories like Jay’s, it’s easy to get lost with him in the stories. His favorite part of working with unique and beautiful objects day-in and day-out? “I just loved owning things for even just a short time, but,” he laments “you always remember the ones you sold and regret, or the things you didn’t buy, but know you should have.” One of his biggest regrets was when Garth Oberlander (the founder of Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers) called him to say, “Jay, you have got to buy this lamp!” (It was a Tiffany dragonfly lamp shade. And, no, he didn’t buy it.) Jay is also quick to remember innumerable successes, including a carved wooden charger with painted miniatures around the perimeter; purchased at a small auction in Cleveland for $250, it sold at Christie’s for more than $9,000. Over the decades, Jay bought and sold with the biggest names in the antiques and art business as well as private collectors at every level. Now, his name is considered one of the biggest in two industries. Humbly attributing his long ride to an old adage, at the end of our interview, Jay smiled and said “repetition is the mother of skill.” After a walk down memory lane with a legend, it is evident that his success should be attributed to something much more complex than that. sl Amelia & Jeff Jeffers are co-owners of two fine art, antique and bespoke collectibles companies: Garth's of Delaware, Ohio and Selkirk of St. Louis, Missouri.

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A Brief Primer on Two Great Old World Wine Regions, Part II

Written by Scott Harper, Master Sommelier

Clos Ste. Hune

Château de Beaucastel

Old World wine regions are some of the most interesting on the planet. With an abundance of history and delectable wines, it is only the mystery of what type of wine you are getting that makes Old World wine somewhat difficult to discern. Here, I dispel some of the mystery with brief descriptions and two recommendations for each region to add to your collection or to get you started drinking the delicious wines of these venerable regions. Alsace Alsace is located on the northeastern border of France between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River of Germany, about 275 miles from Paris. The wines are crisp, fresh and vivacious, lending themselves to the lighter fare. Picturesque half-timbered houses with their flower boxes brimming with multicolored blooms are more prevalent than one would think; combine this with breathtaking views of vineyards from the Vosges Mountains and you have a mind’s eye picture of a perfect spring day. German heritage is strong in Alsace; after all, control of the region has been volleyed back-and-forth between France and Germany for hundreds of years. If you asked an Alsatian if they are French or German, they are likely to tell you they are Alsatian, although it has been part of France since World War II. The

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German heritage is reflective in the wine in a number of ways. The bottles are tall and flute-shaped as in Germany and their labels denote the grape variety (although there are some blends), whereas in most of France the wine is named for the region. Many of the grape varieties originally hail from Germany, and Alsace is the only area in France where Riesling and Gewürztraminer are legally grown. As you can imagine, many of the wine producers and the language on the labels bear Germanic lineage. Alsace makes 90 percent white wine. Red wines grapes require a warmer and longer growing season, so the only red grape of note is Pinot Noir. The most important and highest quality grapes start with Riesling, one of the most misunderstood grapes. It is almost natural to think it is always sweet, as it makes some of the best dessert wines in the world, as well as some of the most mediocre sweet wines of limited character. But it also makes some of wine expert’s absolute favorite white wines on the planet, possessing an ethereal quality, tension, minerality and sense of place that many other grapes can only dream of. Other important grapes are Pinot Gris (same grape as Pinot Grigio), Muscat, and Gewürztraminer, with the secondary grapes being Sylvaner and Pinot Blanc. Alsace makes essentially three styles of


Vineyards in Alsace. Photo by Rémi Stosskopf.

wine: dry, sparkling and dessert. I tend to focus on the dry, but the others are worthwhile as well. For the taste of a vibrant spring day, a feel of refreshing renewing quality, elegance and complexity, for flavor without weight or oak, I look to Alsace and suggest you do as well. Suggested Alsatian Wines are Riesling Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune and Riesling Marc Tempé Saint-Hippolyte The Rhône Valley of France is geographically divided into north and south. While both areas make red and white wine, the Rhône is typically thought of as a red wine region. The north makes its red wines primarily from the Syrah grape, while southern Rhône is more noted for the Grenache grape. Both of these areas make top-notch, world-class wine, but the most famous and historical is southern Rhône’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape (which I touched on briefly in the previous issue). The Mediterranean climate and the presence of large, round quartz stones called galets in many of the vineyards’ soils help make Châteauneuf-du-Pape a warm wine that is full-bodied and can have an almost silky, velvety texture. In 1923, Châteauneuf-du-Pape created the prototype for other French wine regions by regulating their wine. While by law

Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines can be made with up to 13 grapes varietals, including white, they typically are made with a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mouvèdre, with Grenache being the majority grape. While there is a movement to use new oak, or at least judicious new oak, most Châteauneuf-du-Pape domains prefer to use no new oak in favor of large oak barrels called foudres. Using foudres emphasizes the flavor of the grapes and the place from whence they came as opposed to accentuating the flavors of new oak. Some of the other flavors you get from Châteauneuf-duPape are red fruits of cherry, kirshwasser, red licorice, raspberry, some black fruits, pepper and earthy flavors of forest floor, leather and what is called “garrigue,” which refers to the smell or taste of Provençal herbs and lowland shrubs. The papacy only lasted for 70 years in Avignon, but the wine still lives on as one of the greatest wines from the Rhône if not all of France! Try the wines with cassoulet or grilled or roasted meats seasoned with Provencal herbs. Suggested Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wines are Château de Beaucastel and Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. sl A Certified Wine Educator, Harper is one of 147 professionals in North America and 230 worldwide who have earned the title Master Sommelier.

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CARPOOL COOL Luxury SUVs for your most precious cargo Written by Andre James

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Bentley Bentayga

The resumption of school means that most of us with children will spend some portion of our week sitting idly in an idling car waiting for said children to be dismissed from the classroom or a bevy of after-school activities. Educate yourself on upping your carpool cachet with our cheat sheet on the latest SUV’s and crossovers that promise top-in-class space, comfort, technology and performance. Bentayga – The Bentley of SUVs | A total of 130 hours are devoted to the crafting of each Bentayga, at the home of Bentley Motors in Crewe, England. The Bentayga is the company’s first foray into the luxury SUV segment and they have put forth a vehicle aimed at dominating the upper echelons of the market. The car’s sculptural presence is unmistakably Bentley; on the front, the familiar Bentley matrix grill is positioned upright and wide and flanked by four floating LED headlamps. Options for

personalization are seemingly endless (certainly more than can be outlined here) with two of the more unique being an “Event Seat” that deploys from the rear load space and allows up to two adults to enjoy outdoor activities while shaded by the tailgate or illuminated by the built-in “stage lighting”; and a bespoke threepiece picnic hamper set, developed in conjunction with Linley, complete with china, cutlery and crystal glassware. Supported by a highly advanced Bentley chassis that provides exceptional ride quality in all driving conditions, the all-new 6.0liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine makes the Bentayga the world’s most powerful and fastest SUV. The chassis set-up (ride height, damping, roll control, electronic stability and traction controls) as well as the settings for the engine and drivetrain are controlled via a single rotary with four on-road driving modes. With a top speed of 187mph, standstill to 60mph can be achieved in just 4.0 seconds. MSRP from $229,100 (bentleymotors.com). slmag.net

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Jaguar F-Pace

BMW X5 xDrive40e – BMW’s first plug-in hybrid Sports Activity Vehicle | The first plug-in hybrid production model from the core BMW brand, the X5 xDrive40e combines the BMW’s award-winning 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine with an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery, integrated into its eight-speed automatic transmission. Able to travel approximately 14 miles on pure electric power, it’s ideally suited to short commutes and quick trips around town. The gasoline engine and electric motor churns out 308hp, enough to propel the X5 xDrive40e from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds. BMW’s xDrive, an intelligent all-wheel drive system, provides optimal stability and traction under all circumstances and road conditions. Exclusive, bespoke design touches on the model’s exterior clearly identify the BMW X5 xDrive40e’s hybrid capabilities. Most noticeable is the charging connection for the high-voltage battery located in the left front fender. Blue light effects also appear here at the start of the charging process to indicate the flow of energy. The exhaust system has a twin-tailpipe design with trapezoidal tips. A host of BMW ConnectedDrive options are offered, including Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, BMW Head-Up Display, the BMW Night Vision system with pedestrian and animal recognition, Lane Active Blind Spot Detection, Parking Assistant, rear view camera, Surround View and Speed Limit Info. All driver assistance systems are also available when driving in all-electric mode. The Adaptive LED Headlights, Comfort Access, as well as the full selection of 19- and 20-inch light-alloy wheels, are available to order for the BMW X5 xDrive40e. MSRP from $63,095 (bmwusa.com). 2017 Cadillac Escalade – Powerful capability and sumptuous amenities | Cadillac’s first major entry into the SUV market, the Escalade was introduced in 1999 as a competitor to Ford’s Lincoln Navigator. Not without detractors in the early years, the Escalade is largely responsible for transforming the brand as the cushy ride preferred by your father (or grandfather) into something more youthful and relevant.

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Updates to the Escalade for 2017 include availability of the award-winning Rear Camera Mirror and Automatic Parking Assist. Aesthetic additions encompass two new exterior paint colors and a new 22-inch wheel design. Escalade trim levels have also been renamed for better customer clarity: Escalade, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum. The product line includes the standard Escalade and the extended-length ESV edition, which offers a 14-inch longer wheelbase and approximately 20 inches more in overall length, maximizing space for third-row passengers and providing over 2.5 times the cargo space behind the third-row seat. All models are offered with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains, powered by a 6.2L V-8 engine backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission that is powerful enough to enable 0-to-60-mph performance in less than six seconds. MSRP from $72,790 (cadillac.com). Jaguar F-Pace – A performance crossover with unrivalled dynamics and everyday usability | Jaguar’s first performance crossover offering seating for five with class-leading rear kneeroom and ample stowage space, the Jaguar F-Pace amps up daily driving with outstanding dynamics including torque on-demand all-wheel drive system, Adaptive Surface Response for challenging driving conditions, All Surface Progress Control to make the most of the available grip and LowFriction Launch. An innovative feature for active families making its world debut on the F-PACE is Jaguar’s Activity Key. A waterproof, shockproof wristband with an integrated transponder, this segmentfirst, wearable technology supports active lifestyles because it allows the keyfob to be securely locked inside the vehicle. An all-aluminum supercharged V6 engine combined with the eight-speed automatic transmission deliver scintillating performance: a 380PS engine is exclusive to the all-new F-PACE First Edition and S models and can launch each from 0-60 mph in only 5.1 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. MSRP from $40,990 (jaguarusa.com).


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Mercedes GLS SUV

Maserati Levante – Embracing the aesthetic elements of Italian style | Levante, the name of Maserati’s first foray into the luxury SUV segment, was inspired by a warm, Mediterranean wind that can change from mild to gale force in an instant. The chassis has been specifically developed to offer unique on-road drivability and competitive off-road capability, with day-to-day comfort and practicality. Aesthetically it combines spaciousness and the lines of a coupé while achieving top marks in the market for aerodynamic efficiency. Innovative features of the 100 percent Italian-made car include: Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Forward Collision Warning and Brake Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, Surround View camera, and capacitive 8.4" Touch Screen display with brand new rotary control. There is a high level of customization within two cutting-edge packages: Sport and Luxury. The Maserati V6 engine with latest GDI and twin-turbo is available in two versions: 430hp and 350hp. The most powerful Levante makes it to 60mph in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 164mph. MSRP from $72,000 (maserati.com). Mercedes GLS SUV – Comfort, agile dynamics and best-in-class safety | Fresh from a 2017 model-year facelift encompassing exterior and interior enhancements, the new generation GLS SUV boasts improved efficiency, additional DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, an improved air suspension system with enhanced damping system, nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, state-ofthe-art assistance systems and the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz telematics, which includes internet access and remote-start capability. Notable enhancements to the exterior that bring the SUV in-line with the current Mercedes-Benz design idiom include a redesigned front end, and a contemporized rear with full LED tail lamps. Inside the cabin, the eye is drawn to a newly designed instrument panel with Media Display, a new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and a modified center console with touchpad.

The powerful GLS550 4MATIC with V8 bi-turbo engine featuring direct injection generates 449hp, some 20hp more than the preceding model. A 3.0-liter V6 bi-turbo engine in the GLS450 4MATIC produces 362hp, and like all GLS models has an ECO start/stop function. The top-of-the-line Mercedes-AMG GLS63 boasts 577hp and clocks 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. MSRP from $68,700 (mbusa.com). Porsche Macan GTS – An enthusiastic driving experience that enhances the current Macan range | More power, a reengineered suspension, GTS-specific exterior and interior appointments and new connectivity are among the upgrades that set the GTS apart from its siblings in the Macan family. Notable GTS styling is manifested in a plethora of black exterior accents – window trim finished in high-gloss black, matte-black on the lower body and the Porsche Macan GTS designation on the rear hatch, and standard 20” RS Spyder Design wheels finished in satin black – to name a few. Inside, a leather package with GTS sport seats with Alcantara seat centers is standard. An optional GTS interior package features a Carmine Red tachometer and deviated stitching, seat belts and embroidered GTS logos on the headrests. The standard PCM (Porsche Communication Management system) includes Sound Package Plus, eight speakers, a USB and aux-in interface, SiriusXM and HD radio, and Bluetooth capability. An optional PCM with Navigation module includes a hard-drive based navigation system that supports 3D navigation display, satellite image overlays and dynamic route calculation. The engine is based on the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 in the Macan S, with hardware changes and a unique calibration that allow it to turn out 360hp at 6000 rpm and propel the GTS from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds in conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package and a top track speed of 159mph. MSRP from $67,200 (porsche.com). sl slmag.net

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SOLITARY REFINEMENT Visiting Oregon’s wine country in the “quiet” season Written by Madeline Michaels An argument can certainly be made for partaking in the intensity of tourist high season in any given locale, but for me the downsides – bumper-to-bumper traffic, peak season rates and sharing every available piece of real estate with throngs of other vacationers ¬– do not add up to my idea of a relaxing sojourn. For a recent visit to Oregon’s Willamette Valley and its burgeoning wine industry, I strategically timed my arrival with the fleeting few weeks when the effervescence of spring is just becoming discernable in the air and the vineyards, along with the corresponding flurry of activity in the wineries, was just beginning to stir from winter hibernation. Just over a half-century on, what started out as a dream for David Lett, who planted the Willamette Valley’s first Pinot Noir vines in 1965, has exploded into a juggernaut of activity, spawning 647 vineyards across 17,237 acres. Anyone who has spent time in the Pacific Northwest is familiar with its laid-back ways and lack of pretense. In contrast to the more high-profile wine regions of California to the south, you’re more likely to encounter a Subaru than a supercar as you traverse the picturesque roads that connect the tapestry of vineyards. One vineyard owner aptly commented that the area was best described as “Napa clad in REI.” Until the fall of 2009, visitors to the Newberg area, a 45-minute drive from the Portland airport, faced a dearth of fullservice luxury lodging options. The opening of the Allison Inn & Spa seven years ago amply filled the void and subsequently 58 slmag.net

raised the profile of the region as a major destination rather than just a daytrip from Portland. The property is a labor of love for its owners, the Austin family, who have deep personal roots and business ties to the area. Their reverence for the project is palpable everywhere, from the private dining room where the hefty dining table was fashioned from a single slab of hand-hew black walnut by Ken Austin, Jr., to the more than 550 pieces of original and largely local artwork hand-picked by the late Joan Austin and her daughter Loni Parrish, an artist and gallery owner. “This place represents the family’s legacy,” explained Managing Director Pierre Zreik, who was hired following an interview process that included 11 members of the Austin family. In creating their heirloom, the family gave prominence to building with the environment in mind, resulting in the Inn being awarded LEED Gold Certification and thereby joining an elite group of properties around the world who have achieved this recognition for green construction practices and sustainable ongoing operations. Though situated on 35-undulating acres, planted with five-acres of Pinot Noir and two-acres of Pinto Gris vines, the hotel’s seemingly unorthodox site placement relatively close to the road was mandated by local zoning rules that prevent building multi-story structures in farmland. The 77 generously proportioned guest rooms (starting at 490 square feet) and eight suites (650-1,575 square feet) mirror the feeling of spaciousness found throughout the common areas.


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The tight color palette is guided by hues of nature – tree bark, fall leaves and the vineyards – that are omnipresent through the Inn’s dramatic glass-enclosed four-story circular staircase. Adding to this is an abundance of rich mahogany trim and ample use of pattern and texture expressed in velvet, chenille, metal, silk and glass. Each Deluxe guestroom boasts a gas fireplace, upholstered window seat, a deep soaking tub, a bespoke writing table made from Oregon walnut and a covered terrace that overlooks manicured gardens sprinkled with teal-colored seating and pieces of contemporary sculpture. Charged with carrying the banner of environmental and personal wellbeing throughout the 15,000-square-foot spa is Director Tara Calton. Having been brought on board before construction commenced, she has been intimately involved in the project and relays a deep sense of pride and connection to the spa program. Hotel guests are given complimentary access to the men’s, women’s and co-ed lounges (each with outdoor landscaped garden terraces and fire pits), fitness studio, indoor swimming pool with outdoor lounging terrace, sauna and steam rooms. Most notable among the many body and face treatments available is “pino-therapy," a pinot-inspired botanical and biological therapy produced by wine and grape seed extracts. Organic spa products are complemented by produce grown in the 1.5-acre chef’s onsite garden. Treatments are only as good as the person providing them, and The Allison has certainly perfected the art of securing

exceptional staff. “We are a happy staff,” commented Calton. “I feel like guests leave feeling like they’ve made real, genuine connections.” A state of relaxation carries over into The Allison’s “living room,” an airy space just outside the bar and Jory restaurant where overstuffed armchairs are situated around a large fireplace. Staff are extremely well-versed in local wines, and our first pours included a 2011 Matello Fool’s Journey Viognier from the Deux Vert vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton region and a 2012 estate-produced Pinot Noir from Austin Knoll. The latter, produced in collaboration with acclaimed Willamette Valley winemaker David Adelsheim (who founded his eponymous winery in 1971; adelsheim.com), makes The Allison Inn the first resort property in the region to produce its own wine. The hotel stocks 800 different labels and 40 by-theglass offerings, with 60-65 percent hailing from Washington and Oregon. Complimentary Thursday evening Celebrity Wine Tender tasting events bring together local vintners and oenophiles. If there’s one available for any meal of the day, snag a seat at the chef ’s counter at Jory to get a front row seat on the kitchen action and chat with the chefs while they work (which they are more than happy to do). I was fortunate enough to be seated there on more than one occasion and learned all about the local food economy, including the white truffle market, where the earthy gems can fetch as much as $120/lb. After complementing one sous chef on his expert garnishing skills, he smiled and remarked, “You eat with your eyes first.” slmag.net

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Under the direction of Executive Chef Sunny Jin, refreshingly humble in spite of an impressive résumé that includes time in the kitchens at The French Laundry and El Bulli, the locavore menus at Jory for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch are the embodiment of the garden-to-table philosophy. A theme of collaboration weaves its way throughout the culinary program. Jin has been working with Spa Director Tara Calton, who raises Berkshire and Duroc pigs, to develop hybrid breeds, raised on a vegetarian diet, for in-house charcuterie program. Jin forages for locally grown plants and vegetables, such as nettles, miner's lettuce, morels and wild onions, to enhance the richness of his dishes and leads guests on foraging excursions. In similar fashion to his executive level colleagues Calton and Zreik, Jin can’t speak highly enough about the spirit of excellence the Austin family seeks to instill at every level of The Allison’s operations. Citing what he thought was a nonchalant lunch conversation with an Austin family member about the

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success and potential of the then half-acre kitchen garden quickly turned into another acre being made available and the construction of a 30’x60’ greenhouse. “They truly want this to be a special place, and I am thrilled to be a part of it,” he added. Admittedly, I would say I am not by any means an expert in wine, but I do love a good story. And it seems that every winery we visited in the area was ripe with them, and being the off-season, the winemakers were happy to stop and chat awhile. The journey was made that much better with a custom picnic lunch created by Jory to nosh al fresco in-between stops. Alternately, a pit stop at Red Hills Market in Dundee (redhillsmarket.com) is certain not to disappoint. I give high marks to their Mortadella sandwich with truffled celery root remoulade, arugula and Mama Lil’s peppers. At Roco winery (rocowinery.com), a husband-and-wife collaboration founded in 2003, I learned about Rollin Sole’s unique take on the “stalker” style of winemaking, where he uses dried grape stalks instead of the conventional green ones to infuse his The


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Stalker Pinot Noir. The four-level gravity-fed winery at Domaine Drouhin is the first of its kind in Oregon and the centerpiece of the 225-acre estate. In McMinville’s charming historic granary district (granarydistrict.com), 10 tasting rooms, breweries, shops and restaurants are housed in historic repurposed buildings. My longest and most enjoyable tasting took place at the open-by-appointment-only Native Flora (nativeflora.com), owned by Scott and Denise Flora. More like an afternoon spent with friends, tastings take place in the airy combination kitchen / great room of their home, a California contemporary prominently positioned at the top of a hill with views that stretch for miles and miles. While pouring a glass of “The Jolly Rancher,” a delicious dry Rosé, Scott recounted that when he began looking at starting a winery on this piece of land he was told time and time again that it wasn’t suited for viticulture. After five years of research that involved identifying nine different soil types on the 33-acre estate, he remarked that he

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could ignore the naysayers because, “I knew we had a whole bunch of science in our favor,” adding that he was drawn to the area after retiring from a high-profile corporate job in Hong Kong because it reminded him of Napa in the 1960s. Producing 1,500 cases annually with an eye at maxing out at 3,000, Scott explained that his philosophy is “not to chase the dollar” and instead create wines that appeal to high-end collectors, a fete he accomplishes by being his own toughest critic. With each winery stop, only the bottles I purchased for my wine cellar rivaled the number of stories I collected. Luckily, at the end of each day the staff at The Allison Inn were happy to do the heavy lifting, carrying my haul inside and handling having it shipped to my home, so that shortly after my return, the cases, and their corresponding stories, were there for me to savor. The Allison Inn & Spa is located at 2525 Allison Lane in Newberg, OR. Rooms from $380/night. For more information or reservations, visit theallison.com. sl

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Written by Johnny Fugitt Photography by Carmen Troesser The story of Cleveland-Heath, the critically acclaimed and locally beloved restaurant in Edwardsville, Illinois, is the physical manifestation of the relationship between Ed Heath and Jennifer Cleveland. “Most of our best memories,” says Jennifer, “revolve around what we were eating, when we were eating it, and where we were when we were eating it.” It all began, as love so often does, with polenta. “When we met,” says Jennifer, “we were both at the early stages of learning to cook. He was, and still is, much further along than I am, but one of the first things I learned to make working with him at The Desert Edge Brewery in Salt Lake City was polenta.” Jennifer preferred course-ground pepper on the creamy, parmesan-topped polenta, but Ed favored finely ground black pepper. Ed fondly recalls “many philosophical discussions about what constitutes a true polenta. It was a funny topic in retrospect,” he adds, “because it is a microcosm of what we experience every day in the restaurant.”

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Two of Cleveland-Heath’s favorite dishes can be traced back to the next chapter of Ed and Jennifer’s relationship. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, the couple stayed in the Calistoga area to work at restaurants such as Jole, Ad Hoc, Farmstead and The French Laundry. “Our house was right up the street from the local market that had a deli counter where you could have sandwiches made,” remembers Jennifer. “In the mornings, we would walk to the market, get two cups of coffee with two BLTs, walk home, and eat them on the front porch.” The BLT served at the restaurant today features oven-cured tomatoes with garlic and thyme, Rensing’s thick-cut bacon, and basil mayo on toasted Pullman bread. For Ed, it’s Jennifer’s black-bean salsa that takes him back to their time in California. “During many summer parties, where all of our friends would get together and bring beer and food, Jenny would always bring this salsa...That salsa was the freshest, most creative version of salsa I had seen to that point, and it is a recipe passed down by Jenny’s mother, Sandy.”

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Jennifer grew up in Southern Illinois, so the move to Edwardsville was a homecoming of sorts. “Our vision for the restaurant is to be timeless,” says Ed. “We really want to be a place that makes people feel welcome and serves great food and drink...We may serve food that seems casual, but we always want it to have a touch of modern so that people of all ages, socioeconomic status, and preference can dine here in confidence that they will always get something that goes above and beyond.” Ed associates the opening of the restaurant with their Pork Porterhouse, perhaps their most iconic dish. Topped with a sunny side-up egg and served with a side of savory bread pudding, this collaborative dish between Ed and Jennifer is a pillar of the menu. When looking back at the opening of the restaurant, Jennifer recalls Ed’s baked gnocchi with Bolognese sauce. This traditional, comforting dish was on the menu when they first opened in November 2011 and returns for an encore about once a year.

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When considering the dish that best represents where they are today, Ed and Jennifer pointed to separate plates, but two dishes that equally express the restaurant’s evolution and maturation. Ed discussed the Crispy Pork Belly with Vietnamese Nuoc Cham sauce and the sweet-savory-spicy combination of mint, jalapenos, watermelon, cilantro and caramel. “We have casual elements with bits of refinement. It’s something that we can always fall back on because we know that it can make almost all people understand what we love to do.” “The dish that I think represents us today is the Okonomiyaki,” says Jennifer. “It’s a savory pancake topped with bacon, shrimp, cabbage, green onion, home-made barbecue sauce, Kewpie mayo, and bonito flake. It’s funny how this dish just took off. Rick Kazmer, now our Chef de Cuisine, added it to the menu not long after he started working with us in 2012. He was a great friend of ours from California, who moved all of the way out here just to work with us. It was one of the first dishes he put on the menu. It really represents all of the ways he’s worked to push our food forward.”

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It’s difficult to look ahead to the next chapter as Ed and Jennifer are in such a great place today. They are extremely proud of their staff, grateful for their regular customers, and enjoy giving back to the community. A semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef –- Great Lakes Region each of the last two years, Ed’s well-deserved accolades have thrust ClevelandHeath into the national spotlight. The fact that a little restaurant in Edwardsville could rise to this level of notoriety while serving BLTs, mac and cheese, and apple pie is truly remarkable. In the modern restaurant world, where novelty or pretension often precedes notoriety, Cleveland-Heath impressed the James Beard Foundation by doing the most difficult thing possible – serving familiar comfort foods. Awards, recognition and success are all wonderful things, but the most important things in life center on relationships. Cleveland-Heath is the expression of Ed and Jennifer’s journey, and it’s a treat to take part in their story by enjoying a meal at one of the St. Louis-area’s best restaurants. sl Johnny Fugitt is author of The 100 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America.

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FAR BEYOND BASEBALL Written by Jillian Thomadsen

Photography by Diane Anderson St. Louis Cardinals hurler Adam Wainwright has much more on his mind than earned-run averages, league standings, wild-card playoffs, and pennant races. In 2014, he and his wife launched the Adam and Jenny Wainwright Family Foundation. “We definitely wanted to give back,” Jenny says. “It took us a little while to figure out what our passions were going to be and we were both inspired by the Matthew 25:35 Bible verse: ‘I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you took me into your home.’ “Our Foundation focuses on meeting basic needs,” she says. “And we knew we wanted to do that and we heard that verse. These were the things that we felt most passionately about: Helping others with water, food, and shelter.” Since its inauguration, the Foundation has worked to improve living conditions in communities as near as St. Louis and as far away as Africa and South America. “[We get involved] anywhere there’s a need,” Jenny says. “We work with Operation Food Search here in St. Louis. We have helped partner with Water Missions and several other countries overseas where they don’t have clean water. Adam helped build latrines in Honduras a couple of years ago. Locally and abroad, our goal is to do things both places because there’s so much need everywhere.” Last summer, St. Louis-based Crisis Aid International asked the Wainwrights and other donors to help 800 severely malnourished East African children. “We have an ongoing feeding program in East Africa for 1,200 families,” says Pat Bradley, co-founder of Crisis Aid. “In July 2015, we started another feeding program for 800 children who were days from death. The situation for these children was so dire that we had to respond as quickly as we could.” The Wainwrights helped provide the means for Crisis Aid to serve the starving children Plumpy’Nut, a peanut-based paste 78 slmag.net

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Internationally renowned pianist and artistic director Carol Wong accompanied world-class singers, arranged through Opera Theatre of St. Louis, at this year’s Sing for Siteman. The annual event was held inside Haertter Hall at John Burroughs School to benefit research at the Siteman Cancer Center. Honorary chair, Elizabeth Mannen, spoke of the healing power of music, and her own experiences as a five-time cancer survivor.

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The event was held at Fleming’s Prime Steak and Wine Bar in Frontenac; the theme was Havana Nights; the purpose was to raise money for Make-A-Wish Missouri, an organization that grants wishes to children with lifethreatening medical conditions. “I’m so grateful for what the Cardinals and Cardinals Wives for Wishes [our hosts] have done. They provide hope, strength, and joy to children and their families who are fighting disease,” says Donn Sorensen, Governing Board Chair of Make-A-Wish Missouri. 3

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Lauren Weisberger, author of the New York Times bestseller The Devil Wears Prada spoke about her latest novel, The Singles Game at the event, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” held at the Chesterfield Athletic Club. The new book is the story of professional tennis and the entertaining world behind the scenes. A portion of the proceeds from the event went to Burns Recovered- Midwest Children’s Burn Camp.

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1) Andrea Randall, Julie Laux, Laurel Hecht, Lauren Weisberger, Kimberly Daws, Leeza Jedrzejczyk 2) Marcia Evers Levy, Gail Feldstein 3) Beth and Jessie Mayer 4) Stephanie Schwartz 5) Kate Critchfield, Molly Stephenson 6) Lauren Weisberger 7) Eileen Edelman, Regina Shapiro 8) Julie Peetz


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ST. LOUIS CABARET FESTIVAL

The St. Louis Cabaret Festival held its final performances at Jazz at the Bistro. Singers came from all over the country to be mentored by the Cabaret Conference’s faculty.

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Ranken Jordan’s annual “Tee It Up For The Kids” Golf Tournament was held at Norwood Hills Country Club. The day out on the links concluded with an evening of cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction. The Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital helps kids and families transition from the acute care hospital to home.

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GATEWAY TO HOPE POLO MATCH

It was all about polo, food, and drinks at Gateway to Hope’s Saint Louis Benefit Polo Match. The group secures comprehensive care and provides financial assistance for individuals in need who have been diagnosed with or are at high risk for developing breast cancer. The event was held at McGehee Polo Field at Spirit Valley Farms in Chesterfield, and was chaired by Diane Gantner.

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St. Louis native Cedric the Entertainer was honored at UNCF St. Louis’ “An Evening of the Stars.” Held at the Sheldon Concert Hall, national recording artist, LEDISI, performed in front of a packed audience. Proceeds from the evening were donated to The United Negro College Fund.

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MATT HALL 10 Things (Investors) Cannot Live Without Written by Matt Hall Photography by Suzy Gorman Family, friends, and money are all obvious responses when asked what one simply cannot live without. Matt Hall is the co-founder and president of Hill Investment Group, an investment management firm. A few years ago, he created a peer group called Evidence-Based Advisors. The group has grown to more than 1,000 members all over the world. It also led him to pen his first book, Odds On: The Making of an Evidence-Based Investor. So, we asked him to speak on behalf of investors everywhere, listing what it takes to secure your future. 1.

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