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From the Editor-In-Chief The things we do for love…. Among the trappings one would expect to find in the nursery of a newborn girl, mine had one striking exception – a shiny yellow football helmet. A first gift from my father, it represented not, as one would guess, his desire that his first born be a son; rather, it was the manifestation of his desire that I grow up unfettered by any preconceived notions (as well as a premonition of my hard-headedness). Somewhere there exists a photograph of me wearing said helmet while setting my father’s hair in pink sponge rollers, which may or may not have been what he had in mind. Over the years, my parents saw to it that I was exposed to a number of cultural and athletic pursuits. With the benefit of hindsight, one activity I wish I would have stuck with is piano lessons, having taken just enough of them to realize how many more I need. At the time, the lessons were torture, and I went kicking and screaming to each. Perhaps what is most frustrating is that when I break out my old lesson books, I still mess up on the parts circled multiple times in red ink and marked with PRACTICE! in bold letters by my instructor. Clearly, Carnegie Hall was not in my future. Like most parents, I’ve dedicated a great deal of time and effort to seeing that my daughter has similar opportunities; scattered around the house are testaments to the various attempts. To my dismay, piano lessons were a non-event. Guitar lasted a bit longer, enough for a school talent show debut as part of a fledgling trio. Sports are on-going and leave a trail of equipment with every passing year (I never remember the need for so much “stuff” when I was playing). Nothing seemed to take root until my then seven-year-old caught a snippet of Project Runway, and then it was like a light switch flipped on. We’ve gradually made the progression from sketches to duck tape bags and clothes and now to sewing the real thing, which has put me on a first name basis with the ladies at the fabric cutting table at Joann’s. Efforts to facilitate my fledgling designer recently resulted in the utterance of four words that fill my husband with dread: “I’m going to IKEA.” While I relish in the company’s cheap chic image, he despises what he says is MDF parading around in hipster clothing. As much as I covet the exquisite European furniture lines carried at Voltage in Cincinnati, I don’t think my 10-year-olds newbie interest in fashion is worthy of a suite of B&B Italia; so I set off to West Chester with the man who has inspired my overinflated sense of do-ityourself capabilities, my father. After bringing everything home, I peered at the neatly stacked boxes in wonderment of the magic of flat-packed furniture. My first thought was, “Certainly this couldn’t represent a whole room’s worth of stuff?” After tearing into my first box, I began to believe that the curious Swedish product names translated into English meant the equivalent of “Where’s the @#*$& Allen wrench?” The exercise also gave me an inkling of why, by and large, Europeans seem more content to live in smaller, minimally decorated apartments – the thought of putting rooms and rooms of this stuff together would certainly be deterrent enough! Surprisingly, I assembled everything by myself in the span of one afternoon. As I basked in the glow of my accomplishment – freshly painted walls, new flooring and furniture, the ideal sewing studio - my daughter came into the room and coyly remarked that a new drum set would fit just perfectly in the corner. Bridget Williams, Editor-in-Chief


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Antique Chic Interior Designer Matthew Carter creates enviable living spaces both inside & out Written by Bridget Williams Photography by Eric Williams The bane of many homeowners is the tradeoff between in-town conveniences at the expense of privacy and a bit of wiggle room. With its enviable closeto-town location, this home truly has the best of both worlds: the ease of neighborhood living and a gracious home surrounded by a supremely enviable, lushly landscaped lot that allows the homeowner to feel as though they are part of a world to their own. Interior designer Matthew Carter was tasked with creating the design scheme for the interiors of the 1940s era home and an adjacent newly built pool house. From the onset, he was given plenty of raw materials to work with. “[The homeowner] came to the table with a lot of great things and a great sense of her own personal style,� said Carter. A brick walkway leads to a pediment supported by ionic columns. To the left, a screened porch is concealed within the mature landscaping. Plantings are carefully executed and boast leafy magnolia trees, laurel bushes and stands of Victoria Blue salvia. A unique Drivable Grass paving system nearly makes the motorcourt indiscernible from the rest of the landscape.


A series of antique Oushak rugs cover the floors of the entry hall. 15

Interior Designer Matt Carter selected Italian inspired Janus Et Cie Furniture covered simply in white outdoor fabrics for the chic pool house.

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Usability and comfort were important considerations throughout the interior design process, as well as a desire to have the end result reflect the homeowner’s personality. According to Carter, he and the homeowner “share a love of clean, classic looking backgrounds that make antiques look modern.” It is a job so well done, in fact, that the casual observer may not realize that all of the furnishings are either antique or vintage, as they look perfectly au courant in their chic surroundings and complemented by the homeowners outstanding and eclectic art collection. “We used a nice mix of high and low, including found items, to keep the look more approachable,” added Carter.

The faux bois wallcovering in the entry hall is cut in 24” squares and installed in a checkerboardlike pattern. The antique Ikat is from Jayne Thompson antiques.

A vignette in the entry hall sets the scene for what is to follow. Above the classic wainscoting is a unique contemporary faux bois wall covering made from 24” squares installed in a checkerboard pattern that spans the length of the hall. A contemporary painting in bold colors depicts a man on his steed. On the center hall table, tomes covering a variety of topics surround a papier-mâche figure found at the Marche Au Puces in Paris. Underneath is a pair of stools with delicate needlepoint upholstery; their delicate colors mimic those found underfoot in one of several antique rugs that fill the space. 18 19

A silk & wool Tibetan rug anchors the floor in the library. Warm textiles of linen velvet, silk ikat, old leather and faded linen floral blends with the original cherry paneling.

The living room is home to a collected assemblage of the client’s artwork. The room’s sofa and chairs features comfortable down filled upholstery in linen, silk velvet and Fortuny cotton accents.


The spacious island top in the kitchen is fashioned from reclaimed walnut. Mosaic tiles from Ann Sacks surround the cooktop.

Eclectic styling can also be found in the cherry paneled library. A silk and wool Tibetan rug anchors the room. Above the sofa is a lively painting depicting the original “Ocean’s 11” cast. The “rat pack” era is also called to mind in the lines of a tray table with slim chrome legs and sunny yellow leather top. The coffee table hints at Middle Eastern styling, while a hexagonal wood table with intricate inlays of mother-of-pearl next to a tufted leather armchair is most decidedly Moroccan. The soothing living room is a study in serenity. Upholstery in creamy linen and silk velvet matches the color of the walls. Accent pillows are Fortuny. A large monochromatic painting hangs above the sofa. The coffee table is fashioned from an antique European door displaying great character and patina. Pale blue silk drapery with grey arrowroot shades give presence to the tall windows. Muted hues are also found in an antique Sultanabad layered over a bound sisal carpet. Painted cabinetry in cream on the upper cabinets and black on the lower is found in the spacious cook’s kitchen. Stainless steel open shelving, mounted on a wall of mosaic tile from Ann Sacks that surrounds the range with steel back splash, keeps plates and other serving pieces within easy reach. The spacious island is topped with reclaimed walnut. 21

Carter took an antique European door with great character and patina and placed it within a simple Parsons style table to create a unique coffee table. An antique Sultanabad over sisal anchors the seating area. The living room fireplace features a commanding painting of a peace sign from the client’s collection.

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Drapery hardware in the dining room is custom made and bows out from the wall creating additional dimension to the glazed linen stripe curtains. The round table with saber legs is from Rose Tarlow- Melrose House. Silver leaf tea paper applied to the ceiling creates a wonderful reflective quality at night.

Drapery hardware in the dining room is custom made to bow out from the wall, creating additional dimension to the glazed linen stripe drapery. Silver leaf tea paper covers the ceiling and creates a wonderful reflective quality when dining by candlelight. Antique velvet and burlap cover the dining chairs. During temperate weather, there is no shortage of options for relaxing or entertaining in the out-of-doors. The sound of falling watering coming from spray jets integrated into the raised limestone pool deck drowns out nearby street noise. A tree swing beckons from beneath the canopy of a towering mature shade tree that anchors a verdant lawn to the left of the pool. Lounge chairs and seating areas are strategically placed around the pool to accommodate varied desires for sun or shade. Closer to the home, a teak sectional with steely colored upholstered cushions surrounds a built-in fire pit. At the opposite end is the yard’s pièce de résistance: a pool house with a rolling roofline that calls to mind the thatched storybook cottages found in the English countryside. The same stone seen on its façade is also found on the fire pit and privacy wall. Sliding shutter doors open to reveal a chic living room. Carter selected Italian-inspired furnishings from Janus Et Cie for the main seating area. The building also contains a full kitchen with copper countertops and stainless steel appliances, a dining area with a concrete table that accommodates 10 and a full bath. Even when enjoying the best of both worlds, this home still presents its own unique conundrums. Take dinner in the dining room or al fresco? We should all be so fortunate! sl 24

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Contemporary Cincinnati Written by Steve Wilson and Alice Gray Stites Today, exciting contemporary art is not just happening in New York, LA, London, and Paris. Our region boasts a wealth of outstanding projects by artists from all over the world. The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati has been presenting an especially dynamic program of exhibitions, especially since Raphaela Platow became director 26

in 2007. Often joined by friends, colleagues, and other art-lovers, Laura Lee and I have made the hour-and-a-half pilgrimage from Louisville to see installations at the CAC recently. We have seen exhibitions that have been truly inspiring, and which make us very excited about the prospect of collaborating with Raphaela and her staff when 21c opens next door in 2012.

Installation of Ernesto Neto: Dancing Allowed. Photography by Tony Walsh. 27

Last winter, the mesmerizing, tactile work of American sculptor Tara Donovan covered the walls, halls, and even a ceiling at the CAC. Made from large quantities of mass-produced, everyday items like straws, Styrofoam cups, buttons, tape, and pins, Donovan’s large-scale pieces fill any space they occupy, creating a multi-sensory environment for the viewer. Standing in front of her wall of plastic straws, it was impossible not to sense movement—the sculpture almost seemed to reach out and envelop the viewer! Although the exhibition had been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the artist re-configured it to respond directly to the exhibition spaces at the CAC. And this is no easy feat! The CAC, which opened its doors in downtown Cincinnati in 2003, was designed by Pritzker-winning British architect Zaha Hadid, whose work is anything but subtle: strong forms, sharp angles, carefully articulated spaces, and choreographed circulation are hallmarks of her renowned practice. Artists and curators who work within must truly engage with the design so that the architecture does not overwhelm the art. In Donovan’s case, the variety of undulating, reflective, tactile materials, installed directly on all surfaces and planes in the CAC, really created a dynamic conversation between the exhibition space and the artworks, significantly enhancing the viewer’s experience of both the art and the architecture. Subsequent exhibitions have created other kinds of conversations with their surroundings. In Marilyn Minter’s “Chewing Color,” the artist’s signature photographs and enamel paintings on aluminum feature models—or parts of them—adorned in high fashion but dripping smeared makeup, or splashed with food, mud, and more. These images of flawed perfection held their own within the geometry of the galleries, especially her video, “Green Pink Caviar,” which was used by Madonna as a set background for her 2008 European tour. The title of Minter’s show refers to the artist’s process of photographing models as they lick icing, sugar, and other foodstuffs from under glass. “I wanted to shoot painting with the tongue,” Minter says.

Opposite page - Contemporary Arts Center, 2003. Photography by Roland Halbe.

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This page - Contemporary Arts Center Opening, 2010. Photography by Brad Smith. Opposite page, top/bottom- Marilyn Minter, Bazooka, 2009, enamel on metal, 76 x 114 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Salon 94, New York. Installation of Tara Donovan. Photography by Scott Beseler.

The CAC shares our belief that art shouldn’t be confined to galleries and museums. This spring works by American artist Shepard Fairey began appearing all over the city of Cincinnati. As part of his one-person exhibition, “Supply and Demand,” the celebrated young street-artist and activist turned art-world star asked for proposals for sites to install site-specific versions of his graphic, poster-style murals, which often feature the faces of Andre the Giant, rocker Patti Smyth, and a host of political figures. Inside the CAC, Fairey’s work covers the vast column in the lobby, as well as the gallery walls, creating an especially vibrant back-and forth with the architecture—an effect not at all surprising from an artist of his notoriety. Fairey has recently been the subject of legal action because of his unsanctioned use of an Associated Press photograph of Barack Obama. The resulting work became an icon of the 2008 campaign. This spring, alongside “Supply and Demand,” CAC visitors can see the poured “waterfall” paintings of renowned American artist Pat Steir. “Water and Stone” presents the latest work by Steir, who is now in her fifth decade of experimenting with painting to create magnificently lyrical works. The CAC is also currently showcasing the multi-sensory, site-specific work of Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto. “Dancing Allowed” features Neto’s

hallmark soft, stocking-like material, sometimes filled with aromatic spices or malleable Styrofoam pellets. As the exhibition guide explains, “The soft, stretched stockings are redolent of the exterior organic world, yet they are also evocative of our skin, our interior body systems, and our senses. The spices and powders emit aromas and never leave residue, enhancing the experience through different textures and scents. Neto brings new life to the very concept of sculpture and architecture by creating these soaring spaces and immersive environments that invite engagement on many levels, both formal and philosophical.” Last spring, the art world was wowed by “Anthropodino,” Neto’s massive installation at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. This year, and for many more to come, art lovers will look to the CAC for innovative programming that engages both site and surroundings while offering a truly global perspective to its audiences. sl Steve Wilson is a philanthropist and arts patron who seeks to engage the public with contemporary art in new ways. 31

Deco, No - 18th Century Italian, Yes Written by Kirby Camm, Bittners It has always fascinated me how certain antiques are visually ahead of their time, such as the illustrated antique Italian console table. I find this table extremely interesting because it appears to be from the Art Deco period, which would date it around 1935. The giltwood nude woman center support just cries out Art Deco to me, and the alabaster base it sits on also has a Deco feel about it. All in all, at first glance, this console table looks Deco. Upon closer scrutiny - by examining this antique from top to bottom and from front to back - there is no doubt in my mind this console table is late 18th century Italian. I continue to be amazed that the look of this Italian console is some 150 years ahead of its time. Rarely do you find antiques that are so forward-looking; it is more common to see designs from earlier antique periods incorporated into newer ones. While it is hard to explain, although this console table seems to be Deco at first glance, at the same time it does not appear to be Deco to the trained eye; it is this idiosyncrasy that makes this piece particularly remarkable. As said previously, the striking giltwood nude on the alabaster plinth gives the illusion this piece is Art Deco, but what makes this antique older than it seems is determined by several key factors. The patina and general aged look evidence that it is older than it appears. The dullness of paint colors and the wonderful appearance of the gold gilt work cannot be duplicated. These characteristics can only be acquired with age and much more than 75 years if the piece were from the Art Deco period. One would note that the original giltwood paw feet on the base of the piece are not a Deco trait. The fauxpainted top also has an earlier feel about it and is something that would not have been done in the Art Deco period. Lastly and most important, this piece is not constructed like an Art Deco furniture piece would have been made in the 1930s. All things considered, this is a fabulous antique by anyone’s standards, but being 18th century Italian and appearing Art Deco gives this piece sophistication and complexity that you do not often find in antique furniture pieces. sl 33

New York by Design

Written by Bridget Williams

Trump Hotel Collection heralds the renovation of a landmark and the debut of a 46-story tower in SoHo Having arrived in The Big Apple under the cover of darkness, I arose in time to greet the dawn and watch as golden rays of sunlight illuminated a fresh blanket of snow as yet untrampled by the daily crush of humanity that traverses the walkways of Central Park. Taking in the Currier & Ives view from my suite at One Central Park West in the Trump International Hotel & Tower, the thought occurred to me that one would have to be extremely jaded not to be smitten by this idealistic perspective of the city.


In January of this year, the 52-story property, which soars above Columbus Circle, was in the midst of a stealth $30-million renovation of its 167 guest rooms and suites, making the interior views just as tongue-wagging as the neck craning that takes place from the sidewalk perspective. The dramatic transformation is happening in two stages, with the first half completed in April and the balance finished by the end of September. “As the crown jewel of the Trump Hotel Collection, Trump International Hotel & Tower New York is committed to delivering the best hotel experience available anywhere in the world, and maintaining our luxurious room product is a key part of that,” explained Donald J. Trump, chairman and president of The Trump Organization. “When completed next Labor Day, the voluptuous fabrics and opulent finishes of the redesign will put us in step with the elegant, classic-contemporary feel of the other Trump Hotel Collection properties.” Seeing both the “before” and “after” in person, I can attest that the interior changes are dramatic, sophisticated and will undoubtedly cement the property’s reputation as a key player in Manhattan’s luxury lodging scene. In each of the rooms, a color palette of gray and aubergine with neutral accents of ivory and caramel puts a comfortable spin on contemporary urban interior design. Seating is upholstered with plush, high-contrast velvets and silky fabrics and paired with rosewood, mahogany, maple and walnut finishes. Further softening each room’s urban aesthetic is a handcrafted Schonbek crystal chandelier suspended over a cozy dining table. Rounding out the tactile experience is Luxe shagreen fabric, burnished gold leaf, bronze, sumptuous purple velvet draperies and opulent silk accent walls. With spacious walk-in closets, European-style kitchens, marble bathrooms and the aforementioned views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, a stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower provides the comfort of a residential experience during business or pleasure travel. In the mornings I began my day by swimming laps in the 60-foot indoor pool or working out in the 6,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, during which time I met a number of building residents who had nothing but accolades for the property. 35

New York by Design As the only Five Star hotel with a Five Star restaurant in New York, guests have the option of dining at renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s namesake restaurant (winner of the 2009 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurant), at the more casual but equally chic Nougatine or indulging in a luxury in-room dining experience. C o m b i n i n g Fr e n c h , A m e r i c a n a n d I n d o c h i n e s e ingredients with tableside preparation, the chic confines of Jean-Georges create a memorable experience. Nougatine is bookended by a bank of windows overlooking Central Park and an exhibition kitchen. Stopping in for a prix fixe lunch following a busy morning strolling the gilded streets of Manhattan, we chose from an extensive seasonal menu that including favorites like warm green asparagus salad, goat cheese gnocchi with caramelized baby artichoke and parsley, tuna ribbons with avocado and spicy radish in ginger marmalade, and red snapper crusted with nuts and seeds in sweet and sour jus.


Trump Hotel Collection properties across the US are renowned for their signature guest services program, the Trump Attaché, and the pampering extends to even the smallest members of the family. Trump Kids is a comprehensive program that includes special touches as part of every facet of a child’s experience, from personalized “in residence” calling cards presented at check-in (which made my 10-year-old feel extremely grown up) to pintsized spa treatments (milkshake pedicures anyone?). The Trump Baby Attaché will even pre‐stock the guest room and kitchen with necessary supplies so that families can travel lighter. When it is tea cup pups rather than tots in tow, Trump Pets rolls out the red carpet with amenities such as a plush dog bed and blanket inspired by famed photographer William Wegman; an in-room dining menu offering irresistible gourmet treats; a water bowl and fresh bottled water; a personalized selection of toys; and, dog walking service arranged by the concierge. Trump International Hotel and Tower, One Central Park West, 888.448.7867,

Representing the Trump Hotel Collection’s next generation of luxury hospitality, Trump SoHo New York officially opened on April 9 of this year as the neighborhood’s only luxury hotel condominium. Located at 246 Spring Street, the dramatic 46-story silver-glass tower designed by Handel Architects boasts unrivaled views of the city’s spectacular skyline, the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building. The top floors are crowned with ten spectacular penthouse suites ranging from 1,194 to 2,331 square feet. The 391 well-appointed rooms (just 12 per floor) meld classic interior design elements with uptown chic and boast floor-to-ceiling windows, custom designed furnishings by Fendi Casa, and custom bedding by Bellino. All guestrooms and suites feature the Control 4 interface system to control room environmental settings, as well as flat screen televisions, three dual-line telephones and wireless highspeed Internet access. 37

Property amenities include: world-class dining at the elegant Quattro Gastronomia Italiana (a second incarnation of one of Miami’s top dining destinations known for its authentic Northern Italian cuisine), outfitted in a palette of emerald green and tan and complete with custom Murano chandeliers, black granite, beveled mirrors and buttery leather seating; 12,000 square feet of customizable meeting and event space (one of the largest in SoHo); an 11,000 square-foot Spa at Trump, which boasts New York’s only authentic luxury hammam and a state-of-the-art fitness center with Technogym equipment; Bazaar lounge; seasonal Bar d’Eau on the lush 6,000-square-foot pool deck with cabanas and a full-sized Bocce court; and, The Library, an intimate space suspended above the lobby outfitted with notable tomes from TASCHEN.


Guests and owners enter through a dramatic two-story conservatory into a grand lobby with 22-foot ceilings that is reminiscent of hotels of the early 20th century. Adding to the drama are four ceramic columns covered by a chocolate and a soft blue plaster, along with intimate seating areas. A landscaped Urban Plaza adjacent to the hotel extends from Spring Street to Dominick Street, with decorative lighting and spacious seating areas. Trump SoHo, 246 Spring Street, 877.828.7080, 39

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One of my favorite aspects about a visit to New York City is sampling from the dizzying array of outstanding dining and nightlife options. Continuing with the theme of forwardthinking design exemplified by the Trump Hotel Collection, we have selected a few notable destinations that create a dinner/ nightlife theatre experience using innovative cuisine presented in expertly styled environs. Based on the number of write-ups in culinary magazines and newspaper reviews, Executive Chef Missy Robbins of A Voce Columbus, located next door to the Trump International in the


Time Warner Center, is the “it girl” of the NYC dining scene. Having honed her skills most recently as executive chef at Chicago’s Spiaggia, Robbins’ finely tuned rustic Italian dishes arrive on artfully composed plates that rival the restaurant’s sweeping vistas of Central Park. (10 Columbus Circle, 3rd Floor, Having recently moved from an historic townhouse on the Upper East Side to the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, the most environmentally advanced skyscraper in the world, Aureole New York remains a bastion of celebrity Chef Charlie Palmer’s commitment to farm over factory food. Under

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the direction of Executive Chef Christopher Lee (who cut his culinary teeth at Jean-Georges), the modern American cuisine at Aureole recently earned a 5-Diamond AAA rating for the 13th consecutive year. (135 West 42nd St., Proof that a good concierge is worth his or her weight in gold, an expert staff member at the Trump International recommended Tamarind Indian restaurant and was able to get our group a coveted table on short notice. The setting for this culinary journey, highlighting the distinct regions of Punjab, Hyderabad, Goa, Madras, Lucknow and Calcutta, is understated

and elegant, accompanied by service as warm as the copious baskets of deliciously perfumed roti that helped us savor every last morsel. (43 East 22nd St., Billing itself as an “eco-friendly nightclub,� the interior of the 6,000-square-foot Greenhouse, designed by Bluarch Architecture, is L.E.E.D. certified and built entirely from recycled or recyclable materials. Most notable are the tufts of faux boxwood protruding between small lacquered or vinylcovered disks fitted with color changing LEDs. (150 Varick Street, sl 41

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It has been over ten years since TASCHEN's original New York Interiors was published and while much has changed in the Big Apple since then. Handpicked by editor and author Angelika Taschen, this spanking new collection of interiors explores an array of homes as dizzying as the diversity of the New Yorkers themselves. Peek into the apartments of artist Terence Koh, artist and director Julian Schnabel, musician Rufus Wainwright, porn diva Vanessa del Rio, and actress Julianne Moore—among many others. Peter Webster, Angelika Taschen - New York Interiors - Hardcover, 300 pages, Taschen,

Arriving in New York in 1967, Paul McDonough's visual experience became high-octane, as spontaneous aesthetic and the metropolis collided in the improvisational theater of street photography. This first-ever monograph of his powerful work reveals the intimacy in actions and relationships found in the crowded streets of urbania. Paul McDonough has taught at Pratt Institute, Yale University, Cooper Union, Marymount College, Parsons School of Design, and Fordham University. His awards include NEA and Guggenheim grants. His work is in numerous public and private collections. Paul McDonough (Photographer), Susan Kismaric (Contributor) - Paul McDonough: New York Photographs 1968-1978 - 90 pages, Hardcover, Umbrage Editions,


bib 'li' o 'taph, [bib-lee-uhtaf, -tahf ]: a person who caches or hoards books Peaceful Places: New York City leads both residents and visitors on an unexpected path. Author Evelyn Kanter shares the inspiring, restorative pockets she has come to love over a lifetime of exploring and living in New York City. While her native Manhattan serves up many calming spots, this unique guide reflects New York's colorful ethnic diversity, revealing the unexpected sanctuaries, gardens, vistas, beaches, neighborhood strolls, and peaceful cafテゥs that can be found throughout the city. And by knowing when to go or where to head once inside, visitors can escape the crowds even at popular, tourist-heavy destinations like Grand Central Station and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Evelyn Kanter - Peaceful Places: New York City - 300 pages, Menasha Ridge Press,

This book presents the epic story of New York in photographs, photo-portraits, maps, and aerial views窶馬early 600 pages of emotional, atmospheric images, from the mid-19th century to the present day. Supplementing this treasure trove of images are hundreds of quotations and references from relevant books, movies, shows and songs. The city's fluctuating fortunes are all represented, from the wild nights of the Jazz Age and the hedonistic disco era, to the grim days of the Depression and the devastation of 9/11 and its aftermath, as its broken-hearted but unbowed citizens picked up the pieces. Reuel Golden - New York: Portrait of a City - Hardcover, 572 pages, Taschen,

Hidden pockets of wilderness still exist within the urban environs of New York City, and in Legacy Joel Meyerowitz invites us to discover them. This beautiful body of work is the result of a unique commission Meyerowitz received from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to document the city's parks. During the course of this project, Meyerowitz honed in on the 8,700 acres within the five boroughs of New York City that still exist in their original pristine state, as well as areas within parks that have been left to revert to wilderness. Phillip Lopate (Author), Joel Meyerowitz (Photographer), Michael Bloomberg (Introduction) - Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks - Hardcover, 300 pages, Aperture, 43

Ault Park Concours d’Elegance

Photography by Tony Bailey and Eric Williams

In spite of oppressive heat and a forecast of popup thunderstorms, organizers of the 33rd annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance orchestrated another successful event. The 2010 event’s featured theme “International Designers and Coachbuilders”, served as a tribute to the quality and craftsmanship of automobiles from around the world, with representation from the United States, France, Germany, Great Britain and Italy. A tribute to the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo included a display of pre-war through modern day Alfas. Drawing a great deal of attention was a special “Life’s a

Beach” display that featured vintage beach cars including a Ford Woody Wagon, VW Microbus, and a open air two-seater made only for sale on the French and Italian Riviera. Taking the William K. Victor Best of Show Award was a 1935 Duesenberg SJ Roadster presented by the Auto Museum of Cincinnati. One of 35 created, Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton commissioned it as a gift for Prince Serge M'Divani, a Soviet Georgian noble. Featuring coachwork by Bohman & Schwartz, the 75-year-old classic weighs more than 5,000 lbs and boasts 265 horsepower.


2010 Award Winners William K. Victor Best of Show Award - 1935 Duesenberg SJ Roadster

Class Awards Antique Through 1924 - 1924 Stutz Bearcat Pre-War Vintage, Non-CCCA, 1925-1942 - 1933 Buick Series 50 Convertible Early Classic, CCCA, 1925-1934 - 1929 Cadillac V8 Sport Phaeton Late Classic, CCCA, 1935-1948 - 1938 Packard 1608 V-12 Collector American, 1946-1968 - 1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible Collector Asian, All Years - 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR V Spec Collector Foreign, 1946-1975 - 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Sports Classic Through 1959 - 1935 MG PB Roadster Sports Contemporary, 1960-1975 - 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Racing, All Years - 1956 Bandini Barchetta American Performance, 1961-1971 - 1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible Future Classic, 1975-Present - 2006 Spyker C8 Spyder Motorcycles Through 1975 - 1963 Triumph 120c Special Display, Historic Hot Rods - 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Special Display, “Life’s a Beach” Vintage Beach Cars - 1934 Ford Woody Station Wagon, 150-B

Marque Awards - International Designers and Coachbuilders France - 1937 Delahaye Germany - 1930 Mercedes Benz 540K Cabriolet Great Britain - 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Brewster Town Car Italy - 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV United States - 1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible 45

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Campania, Italy

Written by Scott Harper, MS

Central and northern Italy, but especially the central Italian region of Tuscany, led the wine renaissance in the 1970s, improving vineyards, wineries and altering tradition, all for the improvement of the quality and perception of quality of their wines. Southern Italian wines have undergone a longawaited renaissance as well, a long time coming, for it once possessed the finest wines of the Roman Empire. Southern Italy still makes inexpensive everyday wines, but in particular, the southern region of Campania is noted for the very best wines of southern Italy and arguably among the best wines of the entire country. Campania is located on the west side of the Italian peninsula on the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is part of the Mediterranean Sea. It is south of the region of Rome, Lazio; northeast is Molise and to the southeast is Basilicata. Campania is the twelfth largest region with the second largest population in Italy, and its capital, Naples, is one of Italy’s most important economically. Colonized by the Greeks, the region is hilly and mountainous and is noted for its natural beauty with the popular tourist destinations of the Amalfi Coast, the Island of Capri, Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. It makes excellent wine for the tourists, locals and national market, besides supplying good everyday wine to be consumed with pizza. After all, Campania invented pizza. You get all of this in a fantastic Mediterranean climate. This region has done an excellent job of keeping their indigenous grapes, a unique attribute of Campanian wine. Where many other regions of Italy use, in part or whole, the international French varieties such as Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to make their wines, Campania has stayed true to their interesting varietals. This is fitting since these grapes make top quality wines, albeit the average wine drinker has never heard of them or can pronounce such grapes as Aglianico. The number one red grape in Campania is Aglianico; it is planted throughout southern Italy and reaches its zenith in Taurasi. Taurasi is both the name of the place as well as the wine. Taurasi is a wine of great body, black fruits, structure and age ability, as it can be austere in its youth. Taurasi must be aged three years, one of which must be aged in wood. To be labeled Riserva, it must be aged an additional year; half of the additional time is to be spent on wood. A couple of the best producers are Mastroberardino and Feudi di San Gregorio. The 1968 Taurasi Mastroberardino is considered one of the most legendary wines of the region. Other areas for good quality Campanian Aglianico are Irpinia and Taburno – look for the Ferrara winery. 48

There is a wine with a great myth made in Campania, and where usually wines attached to a legend or myth do not quite add up to the story, this wine is quite good. The wine is called Lacryma Christi Del Vesuvio, meaning “Tears of Christ,” and is made red or white. The story goes that when Lucifer was expelled from heaven, he took a part of heaven with him and dropped it in the Bay of Naples on the coast of Campania. When Christ noticed, he cried, and where his tears dropped, the vines of Vesuvio sprang up. The vines for Lacryma Christi are planted in the volcanic soil of Mount Vesuvius. The white wine comes from a blend of indigenous white grapes: Coda Di Volpe, Verdeca, Falanghina and Greco. The red wines are made from a blend of indigenous red grapes: Piedirosso and Aglianico. The top producer is Mastroberardino. The two top white wines from Campania, and arguable all of Italy, are Fiano Di Avellino and Greco Di Tufo; they both go well beyond the typical light, dry and crisp Italian whites. In Fiano Di Avellino, Fiano is the name of the grape with Avellino being the place. The Fiano is noted for being full-bodied and full flavored, yet elegant with the aroma of hazelnuts and the unusual ability of a white wine to age a few years in the bottle. Greco Di Tufo is made from the ancient Greco grape brought from Greece, and the Tufo refers to both the town of Tufo and the volcanic soil called Tufa that the vines flourish in. Greco Di Tufo is lighter than Fiano but more aromatic with crisp acidity and the flavor of almonds. The top producers are Colli Di Lapio, Mastroberardino and Feudi di San Gregorio. Other good quality white wines from Campania are Taburno from the Falanghina grape – look again for the Ferrara winery. For delicious off-the-beaten path wines, try the wines of Campania. You will get wines full of true Italian character and flavor. The reds from Aglianico will impress you with their structure and age ability, and the whites of Fiano and Greco will make you rethink what you know about Italian whites. sl

Scott is General Manager of the Bristol Bar & Grille-Jeffersonville and is Wine Director/ Sommelier for the 5 Bristol Bar & Grille’s in Louisville and Indiana. He teaches wine through Bellarmine University. Scott is a Master Sommelier and a Certified Wine Educator. 49

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Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Photography by Tony Bailey

America’s Premier Equestrian Event With worldwide television, annual attendance approaching 100,000, a world-class venue, and a 30-year sponsor that is the envy of virtually every sporting event, the Rolex-Kentucky Three-Day Event has long been regarded as America’s premier equestrian event. With the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games coming to the Kentucky Horse Park in September, this year’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, had added significance. The World Games feature World Championships in the eight disciplines recognized by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). They are held every four years and this is the first time they are being held in the United States. Final test events for the World Games were held in conjunction with “Rolex Kentucky,” as the event is commonly known. These events in jumping and dressage added to the schedule and the excitement. (The Rolex Kentucky competition itself served as the final test event for eventing.)


Rolex Kentucky, an HSBC Classic Series event, is America’s only four-star competition and it was the final prep for September’s Games. The world’s best horses and riders vied for $250,000 in prize money and one of the most coveted championships in equestrian sports. A win by U.S. rider Bruce Davidson in the 1974 World Championship gave the U.S. the right to host the next championship in 1978. Those World Championships were awarded to the brand new Kentucky Horse Park and they proved to be a huge success, paving the way for the annual Rolex Kentucky event. Interestingly, the success of Rolex Kentucky over these last three decades was a big factor in the awarding of this year’s World Games to Kentucky. William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain, a multiple Olympic and World Equestrian Games medalist, emerged as this year’s Rolex Kentucky champion. Fox-Pitt, who has crossed the ocean six times to compete at Rolex Kentucky, claimed the win against a record field of 53 entries. 61

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

“When you come to a four-star competition like this, you never really know what will happen,” said Fox-Pitt after finally gaining his first Kentucky win. “It’s great for me to finally win here and I know that Cool Mountain has come out of this a better horse. Hopefully he’ll step up to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games back here in the fall.” Placing second for an incredible eighth time was Phillip Dutton, a two-time Olympic team gold medalist for his native Australia, who now rides for the U.S. Dutton’s second-place finish on Woodburn was enough to earn him the Rolex U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) Four Star Championship for the third time in the four years since he’s been a U.S. citizen. "Woodburn is a great horse and hopefully he’ll win one of these days,” said Dutton who won the event with Connaught in 2008. “Maybe that win will come here in the fall!”


In addition to its featured competition, Rolex Kentucky presents a number of entertaining exhibitions and demonstrations. The United States Pony Clubs’ Prince Philip Cup is contested by youngsters from around the country who have to qualify to get there. First place was awarded to the “Gummi Bears”, a team of junior riders from the Louisville area representing the Covered Bridge Pony Club. That competition is complemented by a “Celebrity Round” where former Pony Clubbers, including past Rolex Kentucky champions, Olympic and World Championship medalists, entertain the crowds in the youth-oriented Pony Club games. Those who prefer driving to riding had their chance to get behind the wheel of a new Land Rover and tackle an imposing off-road course. The long lines proved the popularity of the attraction and everyone’s success on the course proved the ability of the Land Rover.

Rider Tara Ziegler appeared at the first horse inspection wearing a stylish outfit previewing Dubarry of Ireland’s Fall 2010 clothing collection. She wore a Yarrow jacket with Buttercup shorts, both in Dubarry’s own Connacht Meadow tweed, together with Dubarry’s Chamomile ruffle shirt and a pair of iconic Dubarry Galway boots. Photo by Michelle Dunn. 63

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Rolex Kentucky also featured a magnificent Trade Fair with over 175 merchants selling everything from souvenir t-shirts to saddles, making for a shopping experience suiting everybody’s taste and budget. From the famous Dubarry of Ireland vendor standing in a bucket of water to illustrate the waterproof properties of the company’s boots to the beautifully crafted saddles at Antarès Sellier, the fine jewelry of Designs by Loriece, and the popular fashions of British Toad Hall, the Trade Village was a shopper’s dream come true. This year’s event also marked the retirement of the event’s longtime director, Jane Atkinson. For more than three decades, “Janie,” as she is known to virtually everyone,


has dedicated her life to the Rolex-Kentucky Three-Day Event, serving the last 25 of those years as the event’s Executive Director. Her tenure with the event is ending after this year, although she has one more duty as eventing competition manager for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games this fall. With the culmination of the Rolex Kentucky ThreeDay Event, the eyes of the equestrian world now focus on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Given the incredible success of Rolex Kentucky over the last three decades, there is little doubt that this fall’s Games will help reinforce Kentucky’s reputation as the “Horse Capital of the World!” sl

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Sip, Savor & Stroll at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse, 6pm, to benefit Inner City Youth Opportunities, Cincinnati Opera presents Otello, 7:30pm, Chiquita Classic Nationwide golf tour benefit tournament at TPC River’s Bend, Keeneland Concours d’Elegance in Lexington, KY, 9am-4:30pm, Hangar Bash at Bluegrass Field presented by Bluegrass Motorsports, 7-11pm Cincinnati Opera presents La Bohème, Furniture Fair Golf Event; dinner at Paul Brown Stadium, outing at Wetherington Golf & Country Club, Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club Celebrity Golf Scramble at Summit Hills Country Club, 9am, Porsches2Oxford, Gallery Talk with curator James Crump at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 2pm, Cincinnati Pops Best of Broadway at Riverbend, 8pm,

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Bethany House Services 16th Annual Golf Outing at Maketewah Country Club, Chris Hall Memorial Golf Outing at Heritage Club in Mason, Inside Story Gallery Talk with curator Glenn Markoe at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 1pm, Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women’s Open, Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Cincinnati Pops Movie Music Spectacular at Riverbend, 7:30pm, Jerry Wuest-Pete Hershberger Dinner Gala & Golf Classic for the benefit of Parkinson’s Disease, Boys Hope Girls Hope 25th Annual Pro/Am Golf Tournament at Kenwood Country Club, Coca-Nutz! Golf Classic at Maketewah Country Club, An Art Affair to Remember at Triple Crown Country Club for Family Nurturing Center, 7pm, Wild About Wine at the Cincinnati Zoo, 6:30pm, Bloom for Stepping Stones Center, 6:30pm, 7th Annual Rockin’ Lobster Party for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati, 6pm, American Cancer Society’s Cincinnati Golf Classic at Kenwood Country Club, 67

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Cruisin’ for a Cure

The annual Ault Park Concours D’Elegance weekend kicked off with a beachthemed dinner and live auction at the Drees Pavilion in Devou Park to tie-in with Sunday’s car show special display “Life’s a Beach” Vintage Beach Cars. The evening included a a vintage swimwear fashion show by Bette Sherman, a “California beach” buffet dinner by Jeff Thomas Catering and a martini bar by Bonefish Grill.

Alida & Byron Alsop, Claudia Merrick

Photography by Tony Bailey

Larry & Sandy Brueshaber, Evelyn Kirschner

Theresa Durham, Lindsay Bell, Dana Dalrymple, Mary Beth Heimphrey, Beth Towning

Jim & Donna Lennox, Karen & Jack Griffiths, Kim & Jim Wilson

Greg & Cynthia Kenny

Jon & Ann Keeling, Maggie Little, Barbara Perez, Bill Kellehel, Brenda Benzar


Melissa Scovanner, John Scovanner,  Cassie Scovanner

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Bette & Tom Sherman

Susan Sheehy, Herb & Mary Krombholz

Photography by Tony Bailey

Principled Leadership

Jack and Karen Cassidy were named recipients of the Drake Foundation’s 2010 Diamond Award and Johan and Susan deRoos were bestowed with the 2010 Spirit of Drake Award at a “Principled Leadership” event that featured former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Toni & Bryce Bezdek, Michelle & Chris Gabbard, Brandon & Lindsey Gehring

Amy Merritt-Rinaldo, Mary Beth Puryear, Lori Deaton

Dr Mark Goddard, Bryce Bezdek, Rudy Giuliani, Chris Gabbard, Brandon Gehring

Melody & Larry Davis

Carlos Lott, Mary Beth Puryear, Brendan Keefe

Bruce Erikson

Keri Gillespe, Kevin Burger, Lindsey Gehring, Brandon Gehring

Johan and Susan deRoos, Rudy Giuliani, Karen Bankstom

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Guns & Grapes

Elk Creek Hunt Club and Winery in Owenton, KY hosted Guns & Grapes Charity Cup 2010, a ladies sporting clay tournament, winery tour and testing event to benefit Junior Achievement.

Amy Armstrong Smith, Cynthia Morin, Kacie O’Connor

Photography by Tony Bailey

Melanie Helmes, Jessica Murphy, Traci Lasita, Sheila Estes

Martia Callahan, Betty Stawn, Jody Sansonc, Linda Cooper, Shannon Kuhl

Lynn Matthews, Shannon Barrow, Allyson Cook, Karen Rend

Kay Geiger, Denise Hertlein, Donna DeGraag, Tim Stevenson

Marilyn Coleman, Nancy Burns, Patricia Hakes, Julie Belton, David Todd

Diana Devore, Connie Fryer, Alexa Johnson, Bob Messmer

Jackie Konen, Melissa Lutz, Chuck Butz, Cindy Jackson, Alison Shimal

LeeAnn Wildey, Angie Jennings, Gerry McCrath, Trisha Brush


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Light up the Night

Joyce Dickman, Leslye Harris, Wendy Travis

Jackie Bryson, Donna Smith

Corinn Taylor, Sylvia Richard

Lori Nuckdlls, Teri Letsinger

Rodney Williams, Nicole Kitchen

Martin Wade, Kathy Davis, Marilyn Wade


Angela Nickell, Kelly Scholl

Ed and Tami Besl, Murray Sinclaire

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Martin & Marilyn Wade were the presenting sponsors of the 2010 Women Helping Women Light Up the Night Gala. Held at The Freedom Center, the “Hot, Hot, Hot” theme was complimented by sala entertainmain by Acapulco and the Midwest Latino Dancers, dinner by the bite created by the Do Downtown Restaurant group and Mojito and Caipirinha bars.

Kathy Davis, Kendall Fisher

Photography by Tony Bailey

Debby Cowles, Sandra Lett

Fred Steinbeck, Grady Gibson, Sherry Steinbeck, Suzanne Gibson

Gina Cioffi, Cora Bowling

Maria Putnick, Ed Wolterman, Nancy Wolterman

Andrea and Michael Heines

Barbara Shells, Jim Washington

Shelly Brownell, Julie Tople, Julie Highley, Daniell Conwell, Melissa Weidmer

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Man & Woman of the Year Gala

Photography by Tony Bailey

Geoff Leder of Keating Muething & Klekamp, PLLÂ and Jennifer Wolfe of Wolfe, LPA were crowned Man & Woman of the Year by the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Candidates competed to raise funds in honor of 2010 Girl and Boy of the Year, Catherine Liska and Eli Galliers.

TJ Wooton, Shari Wooton, Erin Boyle

Maggie Beckmeyer, Bobbi Owens

Teresa and Michael Rohrkemper, Mark Rulli, Michele Plessinger

Catherine Liska, Lee Ann Liska


Paula, Keith and Brandon Showes

Mark & Kristi Rulli

Bob & Jennifer Wolfe

Judi & Ashley Dunn

Christine Duque, Michael Kubiak

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Russ Wiles Golf Reception

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival hosted a cocktail reception and silent auction at The Original Montgomery Inn to kick-off their annual Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tourment.

Debbie & Bill Stemm, Michelle & Rob Plouch, Beverly & Tom Borchers

Photography by Tony Bailey

Jarrod Pitstick, Katy Brown, Nicole & Heath Geiger

Patty & Tom Warburg, Rosie Gibson, Tom Warburg

Dave Back, Holly Wight

Ashley Scheker, Ryan Caldwell


Brian & Ashley Leuzininger

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Larry & Cindy Youse

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The Event

The Contemporary Art Center’s annual benefit bash lived up to the hype, delivering a pulsating urban street party to celebrated Shepard Fairey’s return to xCincinnati and the opening of Ernesto Neto: Dancing Allowed and Pat Steir: Water & Stone. All proceeds benefit the CAC’s artistic & educational programs!

Allan Berliant, Jennie Rosenthal Berliant, Christian Strike

Ernesto Neto, Raphaela Platow, Steve Wilson, Laura Lee Brown

James Cheng, Nfii Ndikintum, Juliana Ndikintum, Andrea Cheng

Joyce Elkus, Stan Kaplan, Pat Steir, Yvonne Van Eijden, Alice Weston

Howard Starnbach, Joan Reckseit, Nancy Starnbach

Lois Rosenthal, Dick Rosenthal, Jennifer Cureton, Dolores Rowland, Michael Cureton

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Enjoy your bourbon responsibly. Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 45.2% Alc. by Vol., The Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, KY ©2008.

Sophisticated Living Magazine - Cincinnati Edition  

July/August 2010 Issue

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