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Louisville: A stunning covered porch is the crowning touch on a multi-year renovation of a home in The Springs. Architect: Frank Pierce / Interior Design: Libby Rush & Crystal Smith of Bittners / Contractor: Todd Stengel Photo: Robert Burge Lexington: Interior designers Libby Rush and Crystal Smith of Bittners collaborated to create the feeling of a luxury hotel as part of a multi-year home renovation. Photo by Robert Burge.

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"It'll be our point in common," my daughter said, looking at me with the same pleading puppy dog eyes that convinced me to bring home an actual puppy from a spring break trip to Palm Beach back in 2009. We were standing in Squid Ink, the chic onboard tattoo studio on Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady that looked nothing like the seedy surroundings I'd imagine one would find in a similar establishment on dry land. And, while I am convinced that the aforementioned puppy, who is now a senior citizen and will live forever just to spite me, has left a forever mark on my heart, I was curious, but not completely convinced about putting a permanent mark on my forearm (or anywhere else on my body for that matter). Just then, like something out of a movie, an Asian woman walked into the studio with her sister. Overhearing our conversation, she grasped my wrist, pointing to the area where we planned to get inked, and said that the spot, known as "The Spirit Gate" acupuncture point, is essential in traditional Eastern medicine. Related to matters of the heart and memory, she reminded us that getting the same thing on opposite wrists meant that they'd be united when we held hands. We felt it must have been fate after hearing all that, and we booked an appointment for the following night. One of my life's greatest treasures is the unique bond I have with my daughter, my only child, which has continuously strengthened and evolved over the years as she has progressed into adulthood. After spending a week together in May for her graduation from the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon, France, I wasn't expecting to see her again until Christmas. So, when the opportunity presented itself for her to join me on the Valiant Lady's virgin voyage in the Mediterranean, I jumped at the chance. You'll be able to read more about our experience, her first cruise and my first in twenty-six years, in the September/October issue. Fear of the unknown had my palms sweaty as we signed in at Squid Ink the following evening. I wondered if our little exercise in unity insulted the expertise of the tattoo artists, who were handselected from the world's best studios. This would likely be the most expensive dot they ever applied. Yes, I said dot. Our "point in common" is literally just that (apologies to my Instagram followers who were hoping the promised reveal would be much more dramatic). However, I will say our tattooists took time and care to ensure that our experience was as equally satisfying for us as it would be for someone who was getting a much more intricate piece of body art. For years both my daughter and I had expressed curiosity about what getting a tattoo would feel like, and I was relieved that the pain I expected was more like a sandpapery scratch. With the two of us back to living on different continents, each morning when I put on my Apple watch, I look at that dot and smile at a memory indelibly tatted on my heart.

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Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 2.5-4lbs Foxhollow Farm Grassfed Beef Roast 1 tbs dried oregano 1 tbs dried basil Zest from 1 lemon 1⁄2 tsp salt 1⁄4 tsp black pepper 1⁄2 tsp red pepper flakes 2 tbs grapeseed oil 3 cups dry white wine 3 cups unsalted chicken stock 3 large carrots chopped in half 1 large onion, quartered 1 head of garlic, sliced in half lengthwise 1 bunch parsley, 1⁄4 bunch minced, remaining parsley tied together with twine 1 bay leaf 6 small to medium carrots, chopped in 1-2 inch pieces 1 large summer squash, chopped in 1-2 inch pieces 1 small bunch of leeks, sliced lengthwise 1 pint of cherry tomatoes 2 tbs butter 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 1 tsp olive oil


1. Preheat the oven to 300°. Bring roast to room temp & pat dry. Mix oregano, basil, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, salt, & pepper together. Add grapeseed oil to form a paste. Rub the paste over all sides of the roast. 2. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high & add 1 tbs grapeseed oil. Once hot, place roast in the pot & sear for 3 minutes on both sides. Pour wine & stock around roast & add large carrots, onion, garlic, parsley bunch, & bay leaf. Bring to a simmer, cover, & transfer to the oven. Cook for 3 hours for a 2.5lb roast (add 1⁄2-1 hour cooking time for each extra pound of meat). Remove the pot from the oven & set it on the stove. Transfer roast to a plate & strain broth into a large bowl. Discard veggies. Move 2 cups of broth to a separate bowl & set aside for quinoa. 3. Move roast back to Dutch oven & add remaining broth along with peeled carrots, squash, & leeks. Return to the oven & cook for an additional 20-30 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Remove from oven & place roast on a cutting board. 4. Bring broth and veggies to a boil & then drop heat. Add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes, until sauce has reduced. Turn off the heat & stir butter into the sauce. Taste for seasoning & add additional salt & pepper if desired. 5. While the vegetables are cooking, warm a medium pot over medium heat & add 1 tbs olive oil. Add quinoa & toast for 2 minutes before adding reserved 2 cups broth and 1⁄4 tsp salt. Bring to a boil, cover, & reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes until broth has been absorbed. Remove from heat & keep covered until ready to serve. Use forks to shred meat into large chunks & return them to the pot. Serve warm over quinoa & garnish with minced parsley.



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A Pair of Talented Designers at Bittners Collaborate to Create a Luxury Hotel-At-Home Feeling 24

"Discerning," "refined," and "a thoughtful decision maker" are a few of the adjectives interior designers Libby Rush and Crystal Smith of Bittners used to describe their client David Graeser. Working collaboratively for more than three years as part of a team that also included contractor Todd Stengel and architect Frank Pierce, they created an oasis of tranquility for both the homeowner and his lucky houseguests. The seeds of their collaboration took root three years ago, around the time that the dedication of the Graeser Family Education Center, the first completed building at the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, was announced. David's parents, Emil and Nancy, were critical early benefactors of the Gardens, a legacy continued by their five children, including David. He is active in bringing an authentic Japanese Garden with a Bonsai house to the grounds. It's a project with special meaning to David as his father had a deep affinity for Bonsai trees, and the family has pledged to match up to $500,000 in donations for the project.

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Knowing that he would be hosting family for the dedication, David enlisted the services of contractor Todd Stengel to transform the second floor of his home in The Springs neighborhood into a luxury retreat for guests. Todd, in turn, introduced David to Libby, who called on her frequent collaborator Crystal to join the project team. When asked about their proclivity to partner with one another, Crystal summed it up simply by saying, "Libby and I just love to work together." Libby added that "When one of us gets busy, we can divide and conquer to keep a project moving forward." In addition to their individual commissions, the pair has four projects presently in the works. With a directive to make the guest suites evoke the feeling of "a suite at the Four Seasons," Libby and Crystal chose fine linens from Bedded Bliss and unique vanities, Waterworks fixtures, and finishes such as mother of pearl and marble. As part of the no-expense-spared renovation, the team directed their attention to the first floor to create a similar aura of refined opulence once the second floor was complete. Working from the ground up, Libby and Crystal selected new rugs from Anabel's Oriental Rugs for the entry, the living room, and the den to adorn hardwood floors that had been added as part of an earlier phase of the multi-year renovation. Along with accent pillows and art, the rugs allow Libby and Crystal 28

to introduce subtle variations in color into what is otherwise a very neutral palette. Further accentuating a curved wall in the den is "Nailed It" wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries. Todd Stengel is also credited with overseeing the renovation of the handsome and hardworking kitchen, which is defined by custom Paragon cabinets, Imperial Danby marble countertops, and GE Profile stainless steel appliances. Outfitted with custom trim work from Cox Interiors, the living room has a door that initially provided access to an undersized covered porch perched above the fall away lot. Architect Frank Pierce is credited with devising its replacement, what Libby calls a "wonderfully over-the-top outdoor haven" that provides a fantastic sight line all the way from the front door to the porch's fireplace and beyond to a green screen of arborvitae, affording privacy from the neighboring backyard in this compact neighborhood. To complement an outdoor gourmet kitchen with a tiled backsplash and prep island with a raised top for dining, Libby and Crystal chose peppy upholstery for the seating area, oriented around the fireplace. Adding to the ambiance are copper Bevolo sconces and a lantern, which hangs from the oval-shaped double-height ceiling ringed in square windows surmounting raised panel wainscoting. "It's a really special place," said Crystal. "You are in the middle of town, but it feels like an oasis." sl














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AN IMMOVABLE FEAST StayOne made it easy to plant myself in a luxury Parisian home for a few days. Written by Bridget Williams / Photography by Tony Bailey For a few sweet days in May, I pretended to live the Parisian pied-àterre life by booking an exquisitely updated four-story, 18th-century home in the heart of the Latin Quarter through StayOne (stayone. com/en). Situated just a few blocks from the sparse third-floor flat lacking hot water and a toilette that Ernest Hemingway shared with his wife Hadley on Rue Du Cardinal Lemoine, my temporary home was equally worthy of writing about and thankfully and decidedly more opulent, with a private garden and a heated pool. A luxurious lobby and turndown service at a five-star hotel paled in comparison to my all-too-short routine of waking early to savor a cup of Mariage Frères tea at daybreak and listening to a sleepy city coming to life. Gradually, the wake-up chirps of myriad birds gave way to the chipper voices of young children setting off for school. From a cushy sofa in the garden, which was bursting with red-orange blooms of climbing roses that stretched up to a second-floor terrace, I'd nonchalantly wave to the dapper businessman casually smoking as he peered down at me from a nearby balcony and wondered if he was covetous of this private greenspace. Then, moving back inside, as my family and friends slept off their jet lag, I took time to appreciate contemporary interiors worthy of a feature in Architectural Digest and indulge in thoughts of becoming an expat. The idea for StayOne began percolating after Thomas Bennett and his wife completed a high-ticket renovation of a villa in the south of Spain. Rather than have it sit empty when they weren't in residence, they opted to rent it, a decision they quickly

regretted as their first tenants trashed the place. After vowing "never again," Bennet discovered that his experience is why nearly half of all vacation homeowners opt to leave their properties vacant for most of the year. Setting out to create a community that links homeowners with qualified holiday renters, Bennett co-founded StayOne in 2018 with Jorge Munoz. "Our view is you don't need to be transacting with strangers," explained Munoz. Unlike other vacation rental platforms, potential renters become members of StayOne by filling out a questionnaire with the option of linking their social media accounts to increase their circle of influence. Similarly, Every StayOne home is individually vetted and must pass 300 quality checks to ensure it meets the community's high standards. Having launched with just ten members, StayOne now boasts more than 50,000 clients in 70+ countries. Their portfolio surpasses 3,500 homes in 250 destinations, many of which are unavailable elsewhere. After securing $5 million in funding, led by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the company expanded into the United States, opening a headquarters in Miami earlier this year. From ancient to contemporary, city to countryside, StayOne properties encompass everything from a stunning farmhouse positioned on the edge of a tranquil Catskills swimming creek in New York, to a magnificent eight bedroom villa on the site of a former medieval watchtower with a breathtaking view of Italy's Lake Como.



The 18th century home was completely renovated in 2016

Newly designed and thoroughly chic, this stunning Ibiza villa available through StayOne boasts panoramic island vistas and space aplenty. Photo by Jon Izeta


Available through StayOne, this spectacular, sumptuous home in an exclusive, gated community in Costa del Sol, Marbella is set in beautifully manicured gardens with a stunning backdrop of the Sierra de las Nieves mountains as well as the sea.

This impressive French Riviera home in Cassis sits over the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The charming village and port of Cassis are both less than a 15-minute walk away, and there's a private pathway from the home leading down to the beach. Available to rent through StayOne, the home is a renovated former hotel where Virginia Wolf used to stay and is, therefore, an expansive space, perfect for large groups.


Villa Peduzzi overlooking Italy’s Lake Como. Photo by PetrinaTinslay

The level of trust facilitated by the StayOne business model means that a feeling of mi casa su casa extends from homeowner to renter. In Paris, the homeowners’ daughter was at the property to greet us upon arrival and go over the home’s particulars. The homeowner checked in daily to make sure we were pleased with our stay and to see if there was anything that we needed. When my daughter left something behind, she went above and beyond to locate it and reunite her with the missing item. What I found to be most beneficial was a neighborhood guide assembled by the homeowners that I used daily to inform my selections for everything, from choosing the perfect patisserie at breakfast to a hotspot for a nightcap. Particularly helpful was a list of establishments that were recommended we bypass. As part of its expansion into the United States, StayOne is taking trip planning up a notch by launching bespoke itineraries for its members. For example, Coast to Desert: Wellness Escape will combine a week's stay in Malibu with a private yoga

instructor and chef followed by a luxury private helicopter charter to Palm Springs. Paris isn't lacking in options for travelers in search of opulent accommodations. However, there was certainly something exceptional about the opportunity afforded by StayOne for our multigenerational group to vacation at our own pace with ample room for stealing a quiet moment or enjoying a convivial aperitif. This adaptability is something I don't think we would have experienced in a traditional hotel setting and allowed for truly exceptional moments and memories in the City of Lights. sl A few Latin Quarter recommendations from our hosts: • Inside the cozy and eclectic Narro Restaurant, located next door to Hemingway's first residence, chef Kazuma Chikuda, offers French, healthy, and contemporary cuisine using locally sourced ingredients (72 Rue de Cardinal Lemoine; • Pastries at Carl Marletti (51 rue Censir; and Sébastien Dégardin (200 Rue Saint-Jacquesl are as beautiful as they are delicious. • For afternoon tea with what the homeowner described as "the best cheesecakes in Paris," head to L'heure du Thé (23 Rue Lacépède) • Located in a former mansion and situated on the banks of the Seine at the edge of the Latin Quarter, Lapérouse first opened in 1766 and remains a classically Parisian establishment (51 Quai des Grands Augustins;


Ed Ruscha, Hollywood, 1968. Collection of the Pomona College Museum of Art.

Lights, Camera, Los Angeles: LA Steals the Scene By Wendy Cromwell

A new dawn is lighting up the Los Angeles art world. Once upon a time in Hollywood, New York was the center of culture and commerce (as far as the art market was concerned). Now, Los Angeles has its own healthy art market, focused on showcasing artists and less centered on churning out the big bucks associated with New York. And guess what? Collectors and curators are paying attention! Think of Los Angeles as your talent pool, with artists cast in the starring roles. What's happened in the past 20 years to elicit this sea change? As recently as two decades ago, Los Angeles was basically the boonies to New Yorkers, namely the cultural intelligentsia that powered the art market (art dealers, museum curators, critics, collectors, and auction houses). Old School New York After World War II, the art market shifted from Paris, where it had been based since the 1920s, to New York. Why? New York was just across the pond from Paris and a haven for European artists during the war. This dynamic fostered a vibrant art scene fueled by Wall Street money. In addition, New York offered a tradition of philanthropy and patrons supporting cultural institutions, then nonexistent in Los Angeles. Post-war New York offered a dense art ecosystem, solidifying the art market's long-standing presence there…until now, that is! Obviously, Los Angeles was just waiting for her close-up all along. LA Waits in the Wings While New York was busy being the center of the universe, a Post-War art scene driven by Surrealism was bubbling up in Los Angeles. Surrealism refers to a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example, by the irrational juxtaposition of images. New York had Marcel Duchamp, the radical thinker who emigrated from France, bringing Conceptual art to America; Los 38

Angeles had Man Ray, a Surrealist who relocated to Los Angeles from France because he was drawn to Hollywood. Sur-real for sure! Ed Ruscha, one of the most successful artists from Los Angeles since the 1960s, was deeply influenced by Surrealism, as were a host of other artists like Ed Keinholz, one of Ruscha's peers, as well as David Hammons, who also lived and worked in Los Angeles early in his career. East Coast Ideas vs. West Coast Imagery Not surprisingly, much of Los Angeles' artistic output has been image-based (spoiler alert: imagery is trending big-time in today's art world). The consensus was that Post-war New York was the hub of intellectuals, where the cultural elite gathered to discuss big ideas. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, artists were more chill, inspired by the landscape, the water, sunlight, and movies (and the good vibes). A few key practitioners based in Los Angeles redefined art in the second half of the 20th Century. Still, it took time for everyone else (aka the market) to notice and take them as seriously as their East Coast contemporaries. • David Hockney (b. 1937) moved to Los Angeles from London in 1966. He observed the light dappling the water of his swimming pool and painted portraits of friends and lovers. • Based in Santa Monica, Richard Diebenkorn (1922 - 1993) made abstracted compositions inspired by light, water, and the architecture of his surroundings, all of which influenced his masterful Ocean Park series. • The crew known as the "Light & Space Movement" (think artists like James Turrell, Mary Corse, and Larry Bell) created sculptures and paintings about phenomenological effects: air, fog, and refracting Pacific light. • John Baldessari (1931 - 2020), an influential artist and teacher at CalArts, appropriated photos from movie stills to question the nature of perception. His shadow looms large over the dominance of photographic imagery in contemporary art

Show You the Money Until recently, art made in Los Angeles consistently underperformed at auction compared to work by New York artists. Here's the deal: since the beginning of the contemporary art market, which is generally regarded to be the Sotheby's auction of Robert and Ethel Scull's art collection in 1973, New York-based artists like Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns commanded the highest prices. That changed in 2018, when David Hockney's Portrait Of An Artist (Pool With Two Figures), 1974, sold for $90 million at Christie's, making Hockney the most expensive living artist on record. Now that's how you make a splash! In 2019, Ed Ruscha's Hurting the Word Radio #2, 1964, achieved an auction record of $52.5 million at Christie's (bought by Jeff Bezos, btw). However, many - myself included - believe Ruscha is probably undervalued, simply because he was insulated from the market for many years because he lived in LA! The Art World Goes West A few key factors helped LA steal the scene: the weather, the vibes, less expensive real estate than New York (more bang for your buck), some of the best art schools (talent incubators), galleries opening that can afford to represent this emerging talent because of the low rent… you get the picture. Additionally, the art ecosystem is anchored by museums that support these emerging artists and collect locally, such as UCLA's Hammer Museum, whose Made in LA biennial offers artists career-defining big breaks. The The Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard is currently in the middle of a mega expansion led by Herzog & de Meuron. Takeaway Collectors of Contemporary art always seek out the new, and Los Angeles is newly trending, putting emerging artists in the spotlight. Watch as the wave rolls on… sl

John Baldessari, Overlap Series: Palms (with Cityscape) and Climbers, 2000. Collection of The Broad.

David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972

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Robert Irwin, Miracle Mile, 2013. Collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Prior to founding Cromwell Art 18 years ago, Wendy Cromwell was Vice President of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art for nearly a decade. She ran a Fortune 500 corporate art collection before that, and consulted for several blue-chip art galleries while in graduate school. Wendy received her Master of Arts in Modern Art from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and graduated from Smith College with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. Wendy is past president and current board member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors and a member of the Appraisers Association of America. For tasty bites of art world knowledge delivered to your inbox monthly, subscribe to the Cromwell Art Snack.


Entrance to the International City of Gastronomy & Wine on opening weekend


The newly opened International City of Gastronomy & Wine in Dijon, France, is an ideal starting point for a deep dive into French food and wine. Written by Bridget Williams

It all started in November 2010 when UNESCO added the "Gastronomic meal of the French" to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This designation recognizes how pairing the right recipes with the right wines strengthens social ties. Three years later, France chose four cities—Dijon, Paris, Tours, and Lyon—to establish a Cities of Gastronomy network, with each city asserting a specific theme. As Dijon is the capital of Burgundy and its terroirs are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, Dijon's International City of Gastronomy ( has an emphasis on French wine. A decade in the making, the City officially opened to the public on May 6 of this year. Over half of the structures that comprise the 16-acre development are repurposed and restored buildings that date as far back as the 12th century, including several with Burgundian polychrome roof tiles arranged in geometric patterns that signified the region's opulence to visitors arriving from distant lands. More than a tourist destination, the site is a fully functioning eco-friendly neighborhood with market-rate and affordable housing integrated within its shops, exhibition halls, demonstration kitchens, schools, restaurants, cinema, and wine cellars. Curio by Hilton SainteAnne Dijon is still under construction and scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2023 as a four-star hotel with 125 rooms and suites. United by an underlying bee and honeycomb theme, the heart of the site is a gourmet village with 12 different "pop-up" style shops that were certainly a buzz during our opening weekend visit. French purveyors of everything from cheese to china showcased their wares. The butcher proudly boasted that he only spoke French and only butchered French meat in the boucherie. The various entities within the City work collaboratively to source the finest produce and products and minimize food waste. We made a beeline for the three-floor Cave de la Cité wine cellar, housing 3,000 reference wines and offering tastings of 40

250 by the glass. Oenophiles will want to make a reservation to access the Grand Cru cellar, which holds some of the world's most prestigious Burgundy wines. Our jaws dropped when we discovered that you could taste Romanée-Conti, one of the world's most expensive wines, by the glass! While professionals will benefit from a branch of the internationally recognized Ferrandi cooking school and a wine school operated by the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne, home gourmands are also amply accommodated. They can get inspiration from an outpost of Paris' Librairie Gourmande gourmet bookstore and partake in regularly scheduled classes and demonstrations covering everything from making mustard to chocolate workshops for children. Dijon was an established epicenter for epicurean delights long before the UNESCO designation. One of our foodie favorites is the Les Halles market. This 19th-century covered market became a national monument in 1975 and is open four mornings a week, with Saturday drawing the biggest crowds. Opting to rent a fabulous historic apartment with quirky contemporary interiors a stone's throw from the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy during our last visit allowed us to shop the market and create a meal à la française (visit for rental information). If you'd rather leave the cooking to someone else, I'd recommend the Michelin-starred Loiseau des Ducs (; L'Epicerie & Cie for homey French cuisine in a charming setting (estaurant-lepicerie. fr/index-uk.php); the indulgent eight-course tasting menu at Michelin-starred William Frachot ( restaurant-dijon-centre); and hyper-local eating at Cibo (cibo. restaurant/en/home/). Boasting one of the most complex craft cocktail menus I've seen, Monsier Moutarde is a lively spot to kick off or cap off an evening ( sl

Morning view from our rental apartment in Dijon.

“Vinostronomic” restaurant La Table des Climats in the International City of Gastronomy and Wine

L'Epicerie & Cie

The section of the threelevel Cave de la Cité at the International City of Gastronomy and Wine holding the grand crus.

The Place de la Liberation in Dijon

Vignette from the first large-scale exhibition devoted to pastry in France at the International City of Gastronomy and Wine

Dijon’s Darcy Gardens


GOLD STANDARD Compiled by Bridget Williams

Clockwise from top left: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36. Available from The Richter & Phillips Company in Cincinnati, Diamond Cellar in Columbus and Nashville, Reis-Nichols Jewelers in Indianapolis, Davis Jewelers in Louisville, Simons Jewelers in St. Louis, and Nouvel Heritage Gold Thread ring ($2,100). Available through Reis-Nichols Jewelers in Indianapolis and at Ray Griffiths 22K gold signet coin ring ($3,850; Marlo Laz Fine Jewelry Southwestern Sardinia necklace ($7,840; Vendorafa “Bamboo” bracelet in 18-karat yellow gold, set with brilliant white diamonds ($4650.00). Available through Heffern Fine Jewelers in St. Louis and at Darius Jewels Sisters ear pendants ($7,200;


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Written by Andre James / Photos courtesy of Bentley Motors To provide its customers with a curated selection of features that enhance the well-being and comfort of the vehicle’s occupants, Bentley Motors recently announced a new Azure range. It will be a permanent offering across the Bentley model line-up, including Bentayga, Bentayga EWB, Flying Spur, Continental GT, and Continental GT Convertible. More than just a specification, Azure includes tactile and visual clues designed to reduce stress and promote well-being, along with driver assistance technologies for smoother, safer journeys. The Azure development team engaged creative neuroscientist Katherine Templar-Lewis, from Kinda Studios, whose wide-ranging research on the external factors that influence stress was vital in defining the ‘well-being behind the wheel’ concept the Azure feature suite embodies. Considering everything from light to the patterns we see around us to the impact of in-car posture and the importance and thermal comfort, Katherine’s research, paired with Bentley’s measurements, gives a science-based analysis of the relaxing experience of traveling in a Bentley. This Science-Informed Design approach uses various interdisciplinary methods to create the most positive sensation of wellness and comfort for Bentley drivers and 44

their passengers. This approach involved designing not simply for the senses of vision, hearing, touch, and smell, but also the position of our bodies (proprioception), gravity and acceleration (vestibular), temperature and even the body’s internal sensation (interoception). “We know from the scientific research undertaken by our specialists that increased agency comes through choice, and we have taken a holistic approach to well-being behind the wheel, uniting technology, design, and craftsmanship to deliver driver and passengers to their destination more relaxed than when they set off,” said Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors. Defining Azure’s focus on comfort are up to 22-way adjustable seats, enabling passengers of all heights and weights, from the 95th percentile male to the 5th percentile female, to find their ideal seating position. At the same time, the heating and ventilation functions help maintain the body’s optimum temperature for comfort and alertness. Research has shown that when we slump, our bodies take in up to thirty percent less oxygen, reducing our cognitive function and placing stress on the body. Azure features a massage function with six programmable settings to promote constant micro-adjustments in muscle and posture to combat this.

Another key element of the Azure range is Bentley Dynamic Ride, a 48V active anti-roll control system that cushions driver and passengers from excessive movement. In addition, all Azure models feature the Touring Specification of driver assistance systems. Combined, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Traffic Assist, and Bentley Safeguard offer a suite of onboard radar and camera systems that constantly monitor the surrounding traffic and roads and intervene if necessary to prevent or avoid an accident. Of the Azure cabin accouterments, Maria Mulder, Head of Color & Trim at Bentley Motors, said, “We consulted with neuroscientists to understand the interrelationship of color, texture, tactility, and even scent to create an atmosphere of relaxed serenity. When we see pleasing forms, shapes, and colors, our brains release chemicals such as dopamine that make us feel good and are good for our body and sense of well-being. Sensory receptors convert physical stimuli into neural activity, creating changes in our brain and nervous system. Every fabric, sound, motion, color, and touch continuously impacts our nervous system, and the Azure cabin has been finessed accordingly.” The Azure interior design specification includes ‘wellness quilting’; the fractal patterns of precisely crafted diamond quilted

upholstery create an eye-pleasing interplay of light and shade and provide an irresistible invitation to explore them with one’s fingertips. And while Bentley customers will always have access to the full range of wood veneers, the Azure range offers three open pore veneers; Dark Walnut, Crown-Cut Walnut, and Koa, whose softer, satin, reflective quality evokes a mood of calm. Azure customers also have a full range of 15 hide colors and color splits to choose from, with contrast stitching as standard and seat piping as a no-cost option. Complementing these visual pleasures are Azure illuminated treadplates, Bentley ‘B’ foot pedals, mood lighting, and a duo-tone steering wheel with heating function. The Azure range builds on a tradition established in its early days, when the Bentley Boys were racing and winning at Brooklands and Le Mans in their thunderous racing green machines, and founder W.O. Bentley was obsessive in his pursuit of smoothness and refinement. “I have put up with a lot of noise in my time, but I don’t like it,” he wrote in his autobiography, adding, “I hate noise for the sake of noise. To me, 70 mph in silence is far more creditable than a noisy 80 mph.” Today’s Bentley’s Azures are quieter at 150 miles an hour than anything W.O. Bentley would have experienced at 70. sl


Russacks St. Andrews. Photo by Alex MacLeod


A trio of bucket list-worthy golf destinations in Scotland and packing suggestions for looking good on the greens. Written by Elliott Greene Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts recently launched a collection of bespoke upscale hotels near some of the world's most prestigious golf courses. Staying true to its name, each Marine & Lawn property embraces the harmony between sea and land while paying homage to local tradition by restoring historic landmark properties and transforming them into distinctive locally inspired properties set in high culture environments. All restaurants feature concepts, dishes, and flavors inspired by the destinations and embrace local culture with design elements sourced from within the community. Meticulous attention to detail establishes a unique sense of place for guests, weaving centuries of golf history and legends of once-in-alifetime destinations into design details throughout each hotel. Steeped in history and serving as a living museum to golf and its founders, Russacks St. Andrews ( rusacksstandrews) is set alongside the legendary "Old Course" in a renovated iconic 1800s building. Each of the 123 guest rooms sport design touches reflective of the destination. Ideal for group 46

getaways, the property's four-bedroom Links Townhouse provides the resort's abundant amenities with the added benefits of a highend kitchen, dining and living areas, a cozy home cinema, and total privacy. Set in a notable foodie destination, Rusacks St. Andrews teamed up with food innovators White Rabbit Projects to create a range of Scottish-inspired dishes using the best in-season, locally sourced ingredients at its three restaurants and bars, two of which overlook the first and 18th holes of the Old Course at St. Andrews (which hosted the 150th Open Championship this past July) and the North Sea. There's even a rooftop putting green and a Blendworks Experience at 18, in partnership with Eden Mill, Scotland's first single-site distillery, which at one point distilled and bottled products in the basement of what is now Rusacks St. Andrews. The Blendworks Experience offers two-hour blendyour-own-gin sessions guided by an Eden Mill expert, using several specifically distilled 'body spirits' and 'hero botanicals.'

Russacks St. Andrews Rooftop Putting Green. Photo by Alexander Baxter

Russacks St. Andrews


Marine North Berwick


Marine Troon. Photo by Robbie Lawrence Photography

Located in one of Scotland's most treasured seaside towns, the 84-room Marine North Berwick ( marinenorthberwick) appeals to more than just golfers with a spa, pool, a fitness center, and two restaurants and bars featuring local cuisine inspired by the spirit of its Scottish surroundings. Following a comprehensive renovation, the "Grand Old Lady" once again revels in her former glory as a luxury landmark on Scotland's Golf Coast. The hotel overlooks the 16th hole of the historic West Links course at North Berwick Golf Club and boasts scenic views of the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock.

Reopened this past spring, Marine Troon (marineandlawn. com/marinetroon/) encompasses 89 guest rooms, two restaurants and bars featuring locally-inspired cuisine, and expansive meeting and event spaces. Along with its attractive golf offerings, the hotel is a wellness haven with a new fitness and leisure center complete with an indoor pool, squash court, sauna, and steam facilities. In addition, the hotel provides unobstructed views of the 1st and 18th fairways of Royal Troon's Old Course, which has played host to nine Open Championships. sl


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A Bugatti 57 S wins Best of Show at the 2022 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Written by Andre James / Photos courtesy of BMW Group Classic The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, held on the shore of Lake Como in Italy, is heralded as the world's most traditional beauty contest for historic cars. In the 16th century, Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio had a palace designed to serve as his private residence; in 1873, it became one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, the Villa D'Este. The hotel has been hosting the Concorso d'Eleganza since 1929, with the majestic Villa d'Este palace, gardens in the style of the Italian Renaissance, and the glittering waters of Lake Como serving as a stunning backdrop for the exceptional automobiles on display. At the culmination of the three-day festival this past May, an international jury of experts selected a 1937 Bugatti 57 S, owned by Andrew Pisker of Monaco, as the overall winner out 52

of a field of 51 outstanding classic cars from different eras of automobile history. With seven different classes on display, the Bugatti Type 57S competed in class A, 'The Golden Age of Elegance: The Art Deco Era of Motor Car Design.' The technical excellence comes from Bugatti, while the elegant convertible body is the work of Vanvooren, based in Courbevoie in the suburbs of Paris. The convertible still makes an impression nowadays with its proportions and clear lines. It is the first of just four Bugatti Type 57S cars built with a Vanvooren convertible body. One of its previous ten owners, a Vice President of General Motors, swapped the Bugatti inline eight-cylinder powerhouse for a Buick V8 for test purposes. Following some extensive research, the original straight eight-

Bugatti Bolide

The 1937 Bugatti 57 S at the entrance to the Renaissance gardens surrounding the Villa d’Este

cylinder engine – which had been lost for over 40 years – was found via an Internet search, a true modern-day miracle. Alongside the Type 57S in class A was a rare Bugatti Type 59 Sports race car from 1934 and a Type 57C Stelvio Cabriolet with Gangloff bodywork from 1937. Having served as a factory race car in 1934 and 1935, the Type 59 Sports was converted into a sports car and successfully competed in races until 1937. It only had five owners, one of which was King Leopold III of Belgium in the 1930s. This vehicle now counts among the most significant racing Bugattis and is widely admired for its originality. The Type 59 was awarded the FIVA Trophy for Best Preserved Pre-War Car. In the 'Concept Cars and Prototypes class, the new Bugatti Bolide¹ starred as one of seven prototypes on display, winning the

coveted Design Award of the class. Bolide answers the question of what a Bugatti would look like if it was stripped back to its cutting-edge essentials and based around the iconic 8.0-liter W16 engine. After the concept was unveiled in 2020, the desire from customers worldwide was so strong that Bugatti decided to produce a small production series of 40 units of the Bolide, which immediately sold out. "The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is one of the most beautiful and significant events in the world of classic cars and luxury sports cars," said Christophe Piochon, President of Bugatti Automobiles. "We are humbled that a Bugatti vehicle should win the prestigious 'Best of Show' Award among such renowned competition." sl


From its perch atop East Gros Ventre Butte, Amangani literally sits at the pinnacle of ultra-luxury options in the valley since it opened in 1998 as the first Aman resort in the United States.


Amangani has set the bar for luxury lodging in Jackson Hole for a quarter century. Written by Bridget Williams Mountains are magical. From their snow-capped peaks to the mesmerizing duet of light and shadow enacted upon ancient rock faces that jut dramatically from the valley floor, it's little wonder that humans have heeded the Tetons' siren song for at least 10,000 years. With so much protected acreage in the area, Native American and 19th century Anglo-American fur trappers and explorers would likely find the pristine vista of peaks towering above the ess curves of the aptly named Snake River— perfectly captured by Ansel Adams in a 1942 photograph—familiar and still awe-inspiring. However, outside of this, present-day life in Jackson Hole, with its luxury resorts, multimillion-dollar homes, and upscale boutiques, bears little resemblance to the rough, rugged, and isolated life they eked out in this harsh environment. At press time, the most expensive residential property in Jackson Hole was listed at $65 million, a far cry from the $1.25 an acre on offer due to the Homestead Act of 1862. From its perch atop East Gros Ventre Butte, Amangani literally sits at the pinnacle of ultra-luxury options in the valley since it opened in 1998 as the first Aman resort in the United States. A contemporary expression of the alpine aesthetic designed by architect Ed Tuttle and rendered in wood, stone, and glass, the built environment captures the alluring and enduring mystique of the American West by playing a supporting role to the Tetons' majesty. 54

As soon as we landed at the Jackson Hole Airport, the only commercial airport entirely located in a national park, and onethousand-feet higher in elevation than Denver International Airport, I stopped to gawk at the scene from the jet bridge. Within minutes, my nemesis altitude announced its arrival via a pesky headache. It was something I was anticipating and learned to conquer by drinking lots of water and getting a good night's rest, which I knew would be assured by the tranquility and comfort of my room at Amangani. Admiring the vastness of the landscape en route to the resort lends the property a remote feel. However, if you are keen on a hike to the crest of the butte (led weekly by affable GM Stuart Lang, who's a delight to converse with), you'll see just how centrally located Amangani is to the area's significant points of interest. From the peak, you can spy the ski resort (, the town of Jackson Hole, and the National Elk Refuge ( From here, there's a trail leading to the 51,000 square foot National Museum of Wildlife Art (, the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to wildlife art. The museum's striking Idaho quartzite façade, which overlooks the Elk Refuge, makes it appear one with the landscape. It's well worth a visit, followed by lunch at Palate, their on-site restaurant, which is top-notch.

Amangani lobby and Zinc Bar

The Lower Lounge at Amangani


Amangani boasts what is likely one of the world's most photographed infinity hotel pools.

Decadent truffle-topped fries at The Grill at Amangani


The Grill specializes in local and sustainable ranch meats, fresh fish, and seasonal produce.

Spring Gulch Suite

Deep soaking tubs are positioned to take advantage of Grand Teton views. Photo by David Stubbs.

Back at Amangani, upon entering, the eye is drawn down a central staircase where a wall of windows frames the view of the mountains. Then, head down another level to gawk at what is likely one of the world's most photographed infinity hotel pools. There are just 40 suites, generously sized between 485 to 780-square-feet, all oriented to the view and boasting an expansive terrace to soak it all in. After putting my things away in a closet big enough for a month's stay, I downed a bottle of water and dove into bed for an altitude-headache-busting catnap cradled by a pillowy mattress resting atop a platform frame. Each morning during my stay, I reveled in the heavenly feeling of waking before dawn. I'd brew a cup of espresso, lift the remotecontrolled blackout shades, open my terrace door to admire the still-starry sky, and let the thin, crisp mountain air invigorate my senses. I relished a different style of soaking it all in at night: an indulgent bath in a windowfront tub complete with luxurious bath amenities from Aman's eponymous skincare line. Amangani's The Grill restaurant serves three meals daily, focused on hyper-local ingredients, including produce from nearby Vertical

Terrace of the Grand Teton Suite

Harvest Farms, the first three-story greenhouse in the Northern Hemisphere. Under the direction of Executive Chef Manual Fernandez, globally influenced seasonal menus offer ample diversity to satisfy nearly every culinary persuasion. In the adjacent Zinc Bar and library are intimate seating areas, with those positioned near fireplaces perennially occupied. The libations menu highlights locally brewed beer and regionally distilled spirits, with the later mingled with seasonal ingredients to comprise creative cocktails such as a huckleberry martini and a spicy hibiscus margarita (my personal favorite). Small in size but substantial in its offerings, the four-room Aman Spa is a welcome respite after a day on the slopes or the hiking trail. I treated myself to a 105-minute Après Ski Dream. This luxurious ritual encompassed a detoxifying foot scrub, an exfoliating dry brushing session, and a massage with antiinflammatory CBD massage oil incorporating warm basalt stones and amethyst crystals, and capped off with a glass of champagne. A well-equipped fitness room with a separate yoga studio and the infinity pool, maintained at a dreamy eighty-five degrees yearround, out the spa level amenities.


One of Ansel Adams’ most famous photographs was taken near this spot in 1942 to help promote and protect the wild, western landscape from development.


As many as 8,000 elk migrate into the 25,000-acre National Elk Refuge every fall. A sleigh ride is the best way to safely get close to the wildlife.

Skiers admiring Cody Bowl at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Amangani's dedicated Ski Lounge in Teton Village sits at the base of the Bridger Gondola.

If you aim to roam where the deer and the antelope play, you should book a tour with one of Amangani's in-house guides, who can take you from ritzy to remote at this four-season resort in short order. Our customized wildlife safari was led by Andrew Whitford, who arrived at the property 16 years ago and said he immediately "drank the Kool-Aid" of the Aman brand. "It's a tasty one," he said with a laugh. Andrew is one of those Zen-like people possessing an innate sense of adventure combined with profound reverence for the environment that provides his adrenaline rush. "I am fulfilled by the surroundings and love being able to share it with others," he explained. Although he's a GoPro-sponsored athlete, Andrew insists that testing yourself in the wilderness doesn't have to be a death-defying experience to be impactful. "Everyone can be humbled by nature," he explained. Andrew boasts an encyclopedic knowledge of the area and a gift for educating without being pedantic; he has a particular knack for making nature's less savory circle-of-life aspects more palatable. Armchair adventurers will undoubtedly find themselves enraptured by his tales of exploits in the great outdoors, including a run-in with a grizzly bear.

A gallery in the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the only museum in the world dedicated solely to wildlife art.

On the lookout for wildlife in the National Elk Refuge.

Other non-ski-season activities that the resort arranges are day trips to Yellowstone National Park, hot air balloon flights, horseback riding, mountain biking, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. In the winter, snows average more than thirteen feet on the mountains and five feet in the valleys, bringing a whole new set of adventure activities. Just twenty minutes away from the resort and accessible by a complimentary shuttle, the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is the largest in Wyoming, offering nearly 2,500 acres of high-thrill skiing and snowboarding terrain, including Snowcat powder skiing and heli-skiing. Amangani's dedicated Ski Lounge in Teton Village sits at the base of the Bridger Gondola. Other powder-perfect pursuits include traveling to an old trapper's cabin via snowmobile, soaking in the Granite Hot Springs in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, dogsledding, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. At Amangani, Aman's signature brand of minimalism combined with over-the-top service and amenities provides a luxurious home base for an incredibly restorative experience. Regardless of the season and whether your pace is passive or pulsepushing, it's a cinch to be enveloped by the atmosphere of the American West on and off-property. sl


Of Note... Swing Time Compiled by Colin Dennis

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This page, clockwise from top left: Breguet Tradition Quantième Rétrograde 7597 - Regal monochrome ($42,303). Available through King Jewelers in Nashville and at Marco Bicego Jaipur Color Collection blue topaz stackable ring ($1,270). Available through the Diamond Cellar in Columbus, Reis-Nichols Jewelers in Indianapolis, Davis Jewelers in Louisville, King Jewelers in Nashville, Simons Jewelers in St. Louis and at Fred Leighton retro aquamarine, ruby and diamond cocktail ring ($37,500). Available through King Jewelers in Nashville and at Chopard Imperiale Joaillerie 36MM ($55,900). Available through Moyer Fine Jewelers in Indianapolis, King Jewelers in Nashville and Patrizia Daliana Linea Classica intaglio earrings ($250; Etho Maria “Evil Eye” ring in 18-karat yellow gold, turquoise, mother-of-pearl, black onyx, and blue ceramic, set with brilliant white diamonds ($3800). Available through Heffern Jewelers in St. Louis and



Maserati unveils the MC20 Cielo, a head-turner with horsepower. Written by Andre James / Photos courtesy of Maserati Maserati's super sports car is now also a spyder. The MC20 Cielo announces its special features through its name: MC stands for Maserati Corse ('Racing'); 20 refers to 2020, the year that began the brand's new era; Cielo ('sky') highlights the fact that it is a model devoted to driving pleasure in the great outdoors. Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab and produced at the historic plant on Viale Ciro Menotti, the spyder is 100% made in Italy and 100% made in Modena, as is the coupé version. Both models come equipped with a 621-HP V6 Nettuno twin-turbocharged engine, which Maserati says will make the 0-62mph sprint in 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph. What distinguishes the spyder from its coupé sibling is a stateof-the-art electrochromic (smart glass) retractable roof. It can instantly be transformed from clear to opaque at the touch of a button on the central screen, courtesy of Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology. The roof is also best-in-class in terms of thermal insulation and of opening and closing speed, which is just 12 seconds. Just as striking as the roof design are the butterfly doors, which serve the practical purpose of providing easier access into and out of the cabin while showing off the carbon fiber cockpit and the completely unmasked front wheel. 64

The Primaserie first edition of the MC20 Cielo features an exclusive new three-layer metallic color known as Acquamarina. Interacting with light to reveal itself in a surprising way, the base color is a pastel grey inspired by racing, reminiscent of the MC20's sporty DNA, accompanied by an iridescent aquamarine mica that enlivens the hue and makes it exceptional. In addition to the parking sensors, rear-view camera, and blind spot monitoring included in the MC20 since model year 2202, the spyder adds a wide range of Active Safety Systems such as an autonomous emergency brake, traffic sign information, and a new 360° camera. MC20 Cielo comes equipped with an optional High Premium Sonus faber audio system. The MC20 Coupé system, an EISA awardwinning in-vehicle audio system, has been specifically optimized to fit the spyder's cabin's unique acoustic and positioning needs. The system's 12 speakers are situated to elicit the Natural Sound that distinguishes Sonus faber audio systems. The in-car experience is managed from the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Multimedia system and from Maserati Connect. Pricing will be announced closer to the model's on-sale date in the coming months. sl

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Michael Jung sets a new five-star record with a win at the Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park. Written by Bridget Williams / Photography by Tony Bailey

Essentially an equestrian triathlon, the sport of Eventing consists of three distinct elements: Dressage, Cross-Country, and Show Jumping. Eventing was first introduced at the Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1912 under the name “The Militaire.” The winner is determined by the horse-and-rider combination with the fewest combined penalties from the three phases. The Fédération Equestre Internationale (International Equestrian Federation – FEI), the world’s Governing body of equestrian sports, designated the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian as a Five Star Eventing competition. The FEI uses stars to denote the level of Eventing competitions, and Five Stars is the highest designation. The longest-running Five Star in the Americas, the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian, is one of only seven annual Five Star three-day events in the world, along with Badminton and Burghley in England; Luhmuhlen in 66

Germany; Pau in France; Adelaide in Australia; and the Maryland 5 Star in the United States. Riders compete for a chance to win $375,000 in prize money and a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which is awarded to any rider who wins Land Rover Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton, and Land Rover Burghley Five Star Events in succession. Riding FischerChipmunk FRH, German Michael Jung set a new record score at the five-star level—20.1 in dressage—en route to a first-ever four-time win of the Kentucky Three-Day Event. Finishing 11.6 penalties ahead of Britain’s Yasmin Ingham, the youngest rider in the competition who made her Kentucky debut on Banzai Du Loir, Jung’s history-making victory clinched his 11th five-star win. “I’m so happy to have this horse bring me back to Kentucky,” said Jung. “It’s a special moment, and it’s made better by having spectators here.” Doug Payne and Quantum Leap rounded out the top three.



In addition to top-notch competition among the world’s best riders and horses, the Land Rover Kentucky Event featured extensive shopping and browsing in the Sponsor Village, The Hill, and International Trade Fair with almost 200 booths and tents. Land Rover Kentucky sponsored the tailgating for the Cross-Country segment of the competition. In addition, a special farm-to-table benefit dinner benefitted the event’s designated charity, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the nation’s leading source of private funding for equine medical research that benefits all breeds of horses. Along with the main event, the weekend also featured a twoday show jumping competition, including a demonstration of the

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Happy Birthday Cancer and Leo! This summer allows you to create exactly what you desire for your life with divine timing! To see what this summer has in store for you, check out your July & August Sophisticated Stars! ARIES



March 21st – April 19th

April 20th – May 20th

May 21st – June 20th

Aries, as we start the month, you may be preparing for an exciting move or renovation. The beautiful new moon in Cancer will be exerting its energy in the first two weeks of July in your house of home and real estate, making it an excellent time to find and win your real estate bid or sign a new lease. You may celebrate a big career victory within five days of the full moon in Capricorn on July 13th. As far as love and romance go, at the new moon in Leo, July 28th, you may see an excellent opportunity for more romance and fun in your life. Welcome it Aries! The new moon in Virgo on August 27th is your best time to start a new fitness routine and stick to it.

Taurus, what an exciting summer the Universe has in store for you! As we start July, there is a flurry of stimulating communication and energy for you regarding a new potential contract or exciting opportunity. At the full moon in Capricorn on July 13th, you'll finalize a long desired international or long-distance trip, public relations plan, or higher education path. At the new moon in Leo, you'll look towards sprucing up your home or selling or purchasing a new home. The Universe saved the best news for last as you'll enjoy the romantic new moon in Virgo landing in your 5th house of romance on August 27th, gifting you with more summer fun, love, and romance!

Gemini, as we start July, the new moon that landed in your second house of earned income is still going strong for two weeks, making it a perfect time to ask for a raise or secure a lucrative job offer. You may get upbeat financial news at the full moon in Capricorn on July 13th. Keep pressing forward Gemini. The new moon in Leo may lead to exciting news via a celebration-worthy new contract. Hit the pause button at the full moon in Aquarius on August 11th in your travel zone. Take time to reflect and do not react. At the new moon in Virgo in your chart's home, family, and real estate zones will deliver success in all of these areas of life. Good for you Gemini!

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June 21st – July 22nd

July 23rd – August 22nd

August 23rd – September 22nd

Cancers tend to love summer. Not only is it birthday time, but it's also a time of new beginnings! As we start July, the kind and benevolent new moon in Cancer that landed at the end of June will be gifting you fresh energy for the first two weeks of July. You can utilize this new moon for whatever you'd like to manifest, but you must plant seeds for your desired outcome in the first two weeks of July. You may decide to change your relationship status at the full moon in Capricorn on July 13th. At the new moon on July 28th in Leo, you may start a new job or other business opportunity or role. This new moon energy will be active for the first ten days of August.

Leo, you love fun and have a childlike sense of play and wonder! However, the first two weeks of July require you to focus more on balance and well-being in body, spirit, and mind, making it an ideal time to add meditation, yoga, pilates, or other wellness activities to your life. The full moon in Capricorn could see you leaving a role or accepting a new position or job that will excite you, dear Leo! Either way, this will work out for your benefit. The new moon in Leo on July 28th is your gift from the Universe, ushing in anything you'd like to create in your life, from love to career, to becoming an expat. So, Leo, utilize this new moon to create a life that gives you joy!

Virgo, during the first two weeks of July, the new moon in Cancer will be lighting up your social life! You may welcome excellent romantic news within five days of the full moon in Capricorn on July 13th. If you have or want children, you may hear exciting news at this full moon regarding your children or happy news of adoption or pregnancy. At the new moon in Leo on July 28th, you would do well to start a wellness routine. Your dreams may also be enlightened or prophetic at this time, so record them in a journal or make an audible note reminder. Protect your health within five days of the full moon in Aquarius on August 11th. At the kind new moon in Virgo on August 27th, draft your plan for your upcoming year and take action towards your dreams and goals.

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December 22nd – January 19th Capricorn, July starts with new energy in your partnership and marriage zone as the new moon in Cancer that occurred at the end of June still exerts its delightful energy during the first two weeks of July. This is a wonderful new moon to meet someone who would desire a longterm commitment and marriage. Ask a friend for LIBRA SCORPIO SAGITTARIUS September 23rd – October 22nd October 23rd – November 21st November 22nd – December 21st an introduction if single and wanting a serious relationship. This same Libra, you have the energy, Scorpio, as we start July, Happy summer Sagittarius, new moon could also drive, and opportunities for you are gearing up to go you adventurous soul! As deliver a profitable business stellar career achievement on an overseas journey, and we start July, you should partnership or contract. At and success for the first you are ready for adventure, be relishing in a financial the full moon in Capricorn two weeks of July. The new culture, and exploration! victory, and the first two on July 13th, a long-held moon at the end of June The Universe says, "Your weeks of the month will dream could manifest into in Cancer governing your wish is my command," so allow you to expand reality. Make wise choices house of career status and your first two weeks of July your wealth and financial at this time, as it could be acclaim has activated your will be about expansion, success. At the full moon life-changing for you. The desire for success and the growth, and exploration. At in Capricorn on July 13th, ability to achieve it! The the new moon in Leo on you'll finalize a new exciting new moon in Leo on July 28th lands in your financial full moon in Capricorn on July 28th, you'll celebrate a income-earning contract dream house. Finally, at July 13th, landing squarely career promotion or other or offer. The new moon in the new moon in Virgo on in your house of home, work-related victory that will Leo landing in your broad brings many successful prompt you to raise a glass thinking 9th house governed August 27th, you'll be ready to take on a new journey opportunities related to a in celebration. This new by Sagittarius's guardian internationally or a new real estate or exciting family moon energy in your house planet Jupiter will have you celebration-worthy venture. venture. With the new moon of career will last two weeks in your element, gifting in Leo on July 28th, your and can be life-changing, you the keys to weaving a social life is due to become Scorpio! As a side note, life of your desires. This lit! It's also an excellent time the full moon in Aquarius may include international to start a successful social governing your house of or long-distance travel, media campaign. Finally, home and parents could see embarking on a new thrilling at the new moon in Virgo you needed at home, so keep journey in higher education, on August 27th, it's time your schedule light. or taking on a new and to pursue namaste and You'll be in social butterfly exciting project dealing with equilibrium in body, mode at the new moon public relations or media. spirit, and mind. This new in Virgo on August 27th, As a side note, at the full moon can start you on the enjoying a summer of fun moon in Aquarius on August most successful wellness and friendship! 11th, a sibling may need plan in years. your help. This full moon has some challenges, but the 3rd house rules not only siblings but vehicles, so keep your schedule light. Finally, the new moon in Virgo on August 27th, in your house of career status and acclaim, will grant you a deeply held career wish or goal!



Aquarius, you are gifted this summer with obtaining your fitness goals! The benevolent and loving Universe endowed you with a new moon landing in your house of health and fitness on June 28th. That new moon energy will continue its intensity during the first two weeks of July, so start your fitness and nutrition plan before July 5th for the best results. If you are entertaining taking on a new job opportunity, the good news is that at the full moon in Capricorn on July 13th, secret VIPs will be rooting for you and working on your behalf behind the scenes. It's also an excellent time to start a holistic wellness routine that encompasses fitness, nutrition, and wellness in body, spirit, and mind. It's also an ideal time to have the focus to work on a book, composition, thesis, business plan, or other projects that require working diligently alone. The new moon on July 28th in Leo may see you getting engaged or married. You may take on a new goal or project with your spouse if you are already married. This new moon in your partnership sector may indicate a new and profitable business partnership or contract. Please note that the full moon in Aquarius on August 11th will likely be a bit emotional. Take care of your health and well-being, and keep in good spirits. The new moon in Virgo on August 27th brings good financial news, making it a perfect time to apply for a new mortgage, loan, or other investment or benefit from selling a business or other exciting financial contract.

Dear Pisces, summer is a delightful time for you, as you see art in everything! As July begins, you'll be in the mood for romance and fun, and the Universe will deliver! The new moon that landed in Cancer on June 28th is still strong in the first two weeks of July and could see you celebrating a pregnancy or exciting news regarding your children, even if they are adults. At the new moon in Leo on July 28th, you'll be delighted to have the stamina, commitment, and planetary support to start a fitness and nutrition lifestyle you'll stick to and love! The full moon in Aquarius on August 11th in your wellness zone is challenging, so take preventative measures before then to ensure a healthy start to summer. The new moon in Virgo on August 27th will usher in two weeks of love and romance that may lead you to the altar. This same new moon may also bring to light an exciting and engaging business partnership that gives you cause to celebrate!

January 20th – February 18th

February 19th - March 20th

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ANGEL'S ENVY EXPANDS TO MEET DEMAND Written by Bridget Williams / Photography by Bill Wine

"We had a good problem in that we were turning away nearly as many visitors as we were able to host," said Dee Ford, Brand Home Manager for the Angel's Envy Distillery Experience. Ford spoke during a celebration for media, bourbon industry VIPs, elected officials, and special guests that marked National Bourbon Day and the distillery's recently completed expansion. When it opened at 500 East Main Street in November 2016, the Angel's Envy Distillery was the first full-production whiskey distillery in downtown Louisville. The $8.2 million expansion, which adds five tasting rooms, additional bar space, an event space with a dedicated catering kitchen, a designated room for the "Bottle Your Own" experience, and a larger retail area, will increase annual guest capacity by 64,000. As a result, Angel's Envy can now open its doors to more than 100,000 guests annually. "Angel's Envy has seen significant growth over the past several years, and that will only be amplified with our Brand Home expansion as we can now better meet the incredible demand from 78

visitors who want to tour our facilities and experience our distillery. We're proud to be part of such a strong community in Louisville and will continue to invest in our hometown," said Gigi DaDan, Angel's Envy General Manager. Construction began in late 2020 with a team comprised of Joseph & Joseph, Contagious, and Sullivan & Cozart responsible for the design and build of the expansion. The finished spaces pay homage to the brand's founders and future and incorporate materials indicative of their craft, such as one-of-a-kind tasting room chandeliers made from strips of copper and barrel staves. Distillery visitors will begin their tour in a newly added vestibule that opens directly into the production space, akin to a cathedral for bourbon lovers. It provides an up close and personal look at the grain-to-bottle experience, where capacity is presently two million proof gallons per year. One of the new experiences added as part of the expansion is an opportunity for fans to fill their own 750ml bottle of Angel's Envy's distillery-exclusive Single Barrel release. Tours can be reserved online at

clockwise from top left: Katie Molck and Sarah Shadburne. Titus Teague prepared a drink at the newly opened Toasting Bar. Shea Van Hoy and Lisa Benson. Marita Willis and Sharon Swisher.

Kentucky State Senator Morgan McGarvey and Gigi DaDan, General Manager at Angel’s Envy. Gigi DaDan, the General Manager at Angel’s Envy and Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jacquelin Coleman.


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Homage to the West Indies, the Apiary; Bluegrass 10,000 , 7:25am; Champions for Children Summer Networking Social, 5:30pm, Country Boy Brewing LexArts Hop, downtown Lexington; Keeneland Concours d’Elegance; Homage to Havana, the Apiary; Run for Recovery 5K, Keeneland; Woodford Humane Society Sumer Gala, 6pm, Keeneland Entertainment Center;



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Shelbyville Horse Show. Shelby County Fairgrounds. Horseman’s Club Charity Gala tickets (with proceeds benefitting HorseSensing) can be purchased at Triple Crown Trot 5K, 8am, Coolmore; Tacos and Tequila, 6pm, Limestone Hall; Children’s Advocacy Gala, 7pm, Kroger Field; Walk for Wishes, 8am, Evans Orchard in Georgetown;


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A Night for The Nest, 7pm, The Longship Club at Kroger Field; Community Housing Charity Gala, 6pm, Hilton Lexington; Lexington African-American Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 7pm, Central Bank Center; Bourbon on the Banks VIP Reception & Bourbon Auction, 5pm, KY History Center & Museum;





A benefit for KET held at Castle & Key.

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Photos by Daniel Roberts



Brandi Skirvin and Christopher Edwards opened their home, christened “Halcyon” for a Keeping Up Appearances-themed indoor-outdoor event to benefit LexArts, complete with a luxury finger-food buffet with musical accompaniment.





Small Batch, Big Odds 1) Bo Lanter, Kyndall Lanter, Tim Guthrie 2) Sarah & Alex Smith 3) Caitlin Gilliam, Brett Connors 4) Amanda Fort, John Reesor, Whitney Adams, Matt Karutz 5) Michele Ripley, Doug Boyd, Jan Fernheimer Halcyon Days 1) Beatie Clay, Tom Curlin, Julia Kirkpatrick, John Roth, Katie Hurt 2) Gay Ann Schaye, Marby Schlegel 3) Craig Wahlgren, Shannon & Joseph Hillenmeyer 4) Brandl Skirvin, VMA, Chris Edwards 5) Frank Butler, Marcey Deaton 6) Beth Ann Haydon, Kam Stanley


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31ST ANNUAL SAYRE HOSE SHOW Combined Test & Dressage event held at Masterson Station Equestrian Park.


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1) Sofia Bauer with Joe’s Blazing Aaron 2) Erin Woodall, Shawna White 3) Ellie Kroger with Kape Everest 4) Olivia Ellis, Smart Transition, Virginia Lane, Laina Schmitt, Blizzard, Catherine Meyer, Joe’s Blazing Aaron 5) Maddy Evans with Short, Sweet & Sassy 6) Colleen Felton, Alexis Patinos with Starry Night 7) Aubrey Garley, Ruth Rosendaul 8) Olivia Richardson, Cynclair Dicken, Elsa Rodgerson, Jane Stilz, Ethan Greer 9) name


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A private vintner dinner featuring Hundred Acre wine was held at the Iroquois Hunt Club as part of the events leading up to the Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction & Derby Gala.




1) Joe T. Richardson, Ewing-Anne Dunn 2) Bud & Mindy Taylor 3) Brian Niemeyer, Kristi Martin 4) David Kanoth, Karee Rowen, Peter & Patty Best, Brendan Rice 5) Claire Oosterveen, Brooke Skalla 6) Samatha Graham, David Schlaifer 7) Danny & Brittany Persaud 8) Johann Moonesinghe, Andrew Harris, Max Sample 9) Nancy Evans, Martha Crane

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Land Rover sponsored the tailgating area set up during the cross-country portion of the Kentucky Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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TASTE OF THE BLUEGRASS A benefit for God’s Pantry Food Bank.

Taste of the Bluegrass 1) Misty Beard, Tamara Schneider 2) Andy & Denise Kopp, Cameron Shoaf, Lisa Ezell Allen, Stephan Scott, Frank Shoaf 3) Morgan Richardson, Emily Donahue 4) Matt Bowling, Hayley Harmon 5) Justin Logan, Mandy Noell


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Carlo Vaccarezza hosted a dinner and auction at his restaurant, Frank & Dino’s, to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.


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1) Reuben & Jena Stansbury 2) Sandy Hawley, Kaoru Tsuchiya-Hawley, Carlo Vaccarezza 3) Johnny & Suzie Oldham 4) Ryan Meador, Angel Denton, Mindy Lynn Coleman, Michael Huang 5) Greg & Beth Brown 6) Nick, Nancy & Drew Nardiello 7) David Anderson, Samantha Rogers 8) name 9) Mike & Kitty Manganello 10) Luis Saez, Brian Hernandez, Joel Rosario, Johnny Velasquez 11) Nancy LaSala, Mindy Lynn Coleman

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This invitation-only event to benefit the Lexington Cancer Foundation was held at The Apiary.

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1) Max Sample, Amanda Gale 2) Anthony & Rebecca Houston 3) Rob & Tamu Broadrick 4) Alex Vehlein, Luther Deaton, Jr. 5) Natalie & Michael Hale 6) Heather Ryan & David Dube 7) Cosha Shearin, Tondra Taylor, Kellie Hart, Shelly Winterberg 8) Kristi Martin, Carrie Patterson, Mike Richards 9) Jenn Falcome, Brenda Rice, Mark Falcome

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In advance of a limited-time public viewing, LexArts hosted a VIP preview party at Ashland – Henry Clay Estate, where all 160 hand-painted horses and foals that are part of the 2022 Horse Mania event, were on display. From here, the horses will be dispersed to be put on display around the city.


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1) Savannah Sullivan, Amy Sweetall, Nancy Wiser 2) Fran Elsen, Jayme Jackson, Allyson Mattingly, Jenn Baker 3) Ross Boggess, Megan Rowe, Najwa Abu-Taha, Natalie Appell, Tristan Nolen, Taylor Clark 4) Brandl Skirvin, Chris Edwards, Hannah Legris, Andrew Stihl 5) Ellie & Marla Webb 6) Abbey & Sarah Rowe 7) Cassie & Davis Bertram 8) Artist Wylie Caudill 9) Jenny Walker, Colin Doherty, Donna Eads


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