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Spring Fashion

Local and luxe styles for the coming season

Gold Standard A chat with Swan Ball jeweler Temple St. Clair

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Tennessee’s First SMILE New and Minimally-invasive Surgery for Myopia (Nearsightedness) is First Major Advance in LASIK Technology in 25 Years, Reducing Dependence on Glasses and Contacts short pulses is used to make small incision in the cornea to create a disc-shaped piece of tissue. This tissue is then removed by the surgeon though the opening which causes the corneal shape to change, permanently changing the prescription. SMILE has a proven track record of success. It has been used internationally since 2011 and more than 750,000 procedures have been performed worldwide. Dr. Wang noted that currently, the procedure has not been approved to treat large amounts of astigmatism and cannot treat farsightedness and that LASIK is still a better option for a majority of the patients seeking laser vision correction.

The first major advance in LASIK technology in 25 years, the SMILE procedure, was performed in Nashville recently at Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center by its director, internationally renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIYT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics). “We are extremely very excited to be the first again to introduce the next generation laser correction procedure to the state, helping out patients with this new and minimally invasive procedure,” said Dr. Wang. Myopia is a common eye condition in which close objects can be seen clearly but distant objects are blurry without correction. LASIK and PRK have been the main stay treatments for myopia for over two decades. But SMILE, which stands for SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction, has unique advantages over LASIK. The SMILE surgery is minimally invasive as the surgeon needs only to create a small, precise opening to correct vision. No flap is needed. The laser incision is smaller than 5 millimeters for SMILE, compared to approximately 20 millimeters for LASIK. This

helps the cornea to retain more of its natural strength and reduces the risk of rare flap complications. Dry eye after SMILE is also reduced compared with LASIK, as nerves responsible for tear production during the cornea remain more intact in SMILE. One of the state’s first SMILE patients was Margaret Coleman, 34, a manager of the world-famous Bluebird Café, in Nashville, which was prominently featured in the ABC TV drama “Nashville”, among others. Ms. Coleman has had poor eyesight all of her life, legal blind in both eyes without correction. Ms. Coleman’s 3D Laser SMILE procedure went beautifully and she is thrilled to have her crystal clear new vision and newly gained independence on glasses or contacts and being one of the first patients in the state to receive SMILE!

Dr. Ming Wang, a Harvard & MIT graduate (MD, magna cum laude), is the CEO of Aier-USA, Director of Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center and one of the few laser eye surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics. He has performed over 55,000 procedures, including on over 4,000 doctors. Dr. Wang published 8 textbooks and a paper in the world-renowned journal Nature, holds several US patents and performed the world’s first laser-assisted artificial cornea implantation. He established a 501c(3) non-profit charity, Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which to date has helped patients from more than 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge. Dr. Wang is the Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year.

“I am so happy!!!”, exclaimed Margaret at her postop visit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser for SMILE procedure for -1 to -8 D myopia with up to 0.5D astigmatism. During a SMILE procedure, a femtosecond laser with precise

Dr. Ming Wang can be reached at: Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center 1801 West End Ave, Suite 1150 Nashville, TN, 37203 615-321-8881

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Contents March 2018 | Vol. xxv, No. 3




Step Right Up!


Spring Forward


A Doggone Good Time


Gold Standard


May the Force Be With You


Pretty in Pink

Heart Gala brings the circus to town

Strutting the catwalk at Unleashed for Nashville Humane Association

Local and luxe styles for the coming season

Temple St. Clair talks storytelling, her signature piece and Cheekwood

Stars for Wishes is out of this world


Honoring the Man in Black at the Ballet Ball Patrons Party


Keep Talking


Worth All the Care


In Our Words Things are heating up

Connecting at Conversations at Oz


Behind the Scenes Janice Elliott Morgan

Finding a sense of place at the Antiques & Garden Show


Nsider Swan Ball Unveiling, Nashville Fashion Week Kick-Off, Antiques & Garden Show Bourbon Party and more

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Claire Marr wearing Rachel Zoe jacket and trousers (Duet) and an emerald and diamond ring (King Jewelers). Photographed by Cameron Powell at Peter Nappi Studios. Styling by Lacie Thorne. Hair and makeup by Alicia Campbell. For more fashion inspiration, check out our Spring Forward feature on page 44.

44 Monique Lhuillier dress (Gus Mayer); Ruby and diamond earrings (King Jewelers)




Taking Vows


State of the Art




Best Behavior


Local Flavor


Pencil In



Latest Nashville weddings

DeMoss-Janaitis vows

Everett Raymond Kinstler

A sneak peek at the costumes for the Ballet Ball

Expert etiquette advice from John Bridges

What’s cooking at Sperry’s and Deacon’s New South

Calendar of March events

Spring fashion tradition

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Things are heating up I know I’m probably jinxing myself by even saying this, and I’ll probably regret it, but I think spring is here to stay! I refuse to accept Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction that there are six more weeks of winter, especially when we’re experiencing recordbreaking highs in February. Regardless of what the weather decides to do, we are looking forward to warmer days ahead with our spring fashion feature. Styled by Lacie Thorne and photographed by Cameron Powell at Peter Nappi Studio, this year’s issue showcases the most stylish and stunning trends from a mix of local designers and high-end luxury brands. Turn to page 44 to seek some fashion inspiration for the coming season. Of course it wouldn’t be spring without our calendars heating up

too, and we’re already beginning to see an influx of events to cover. In this issue, we’ve got beautiful photos from the Antiques & Garden Show (page 39), Heart Gala (page 25) and Unleashed (page 28). As you well know, these events are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the spring social season, so keep your eyes open for tons of fabulous party coverage in the coming months. Speaking of spring events, we’re counting down the days to the Ballet Ball. In preparation, we got a sneak peek at some of Nashville Ballet costume designer Billy Ditty’s original looks for the black-tie gala. Drawing inspiration from Johnny and June Carter Cash, Billy has outdone himself yet again with these chic and ethereal looks. Check them all out on page 68. BY NaNcY FloYd

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Janice Elliott Morgan When it comes to fashion, there are few in Nashville who are more knowledgeable on the subject — or have better taste — than Janice Elliott Morgan. A buyer for Gus Mayer since 1992, Janice is responsible for bringing some of the biggest labels and designers to Nashville. A go-to boutique for high-end styles, Gus Mayer carries the collections of, among others, Carolina Herrera, Christian Siriano and Zac Posen, all of whom have visited Nashville personally as part of Gus Mayer’s partnership with the Symphony Fashion Show each spring. When it comes to fashion, Janice may be an expert, but she encourages others to trust their own instincts. “Don’t be a slave to trends,” she says. “Be true to your own personal style.” We chatted with Janice about her favorite designers, her biggest fashion faux pas and five staples that every woman should own. by Nancy Floyd photograph by Daniel Meigs

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be? Anna Wintour on one of her nicer days! What annual fundraising event do you look most forward to every year? Without question, the Symphony Fashion Show because it gives Gus Mayer a wonderful opportunity to give back. The fact that it benefits our award-winning symphony is a plus.

What are five staples every woman should have in her closet? A little black dress, a great blazer, a leather jacket, a great fitting pant and black pumps What is one fashion trend you wish would go out of style? Men in pants with their rear showing

The Basics

Name: Janice Elliott Morgan Profession/Title: Buyer for Gus Mayer Hometown: Mayfield, Kentucky Zip Code: 37027 Years in Nashville: 35 years Number of gowns in your closet: 10

What are your favorite designers/ brands to wear? Like a mother, it’s impossible to choose my favorite child, but a few of my favorites are Zang Toi (who designed my wedding gown), Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera, Zac Posen [and] Monique Lhuillier. Who is your favorite local fashion or accessories designer? Margaret Ellis, who was such a trailblazer and talent

What was your biggest fashion faux pas? Wearing a Norma Kamali catsuit with gigantic shoulder pads — a look that we all loved in the ‘80s Which Nashvillians have the best personal style? Those who are true to their own style and wear it with confidence What is one luxury you can’t live without? Starbucks and Champagne — but not at the same time For a quiet getaway, where do you like to go? For peace and quiet in Nashville, I love a long walk in Percy Warner Park. My favorite out-of-town quiet getaway is Blackberry Farm. What’s the best new Nashville restaurant? The 404 Kitchen. With the new larger location, it’s much easier to get a last-minute reservation. When you have out-of-town guests visiting, where do you take them? I take our Gus Mayer guests to Table 3 in Green Hills for dinner. What’s the best shop for buying a gift? Gus Mayer, of course What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever been given or would give to someone else? Don’t be a slave to trends; be true to your own personal style.

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American Heart Association Patrons Party 1.23.18

The Brentwood estate of Johnathon and Newman Arndt was awash in red light in honor of National Wear Red Day and the generous patrons of the American Heart Association. Likewise, the host couple’s ballroom was filled with guests donning red attire to show their support of the organization. After a brief thank you from Heart Gala co-chairs Lisa and Michael Wiechart, everyone enjoyed healthy — and tasty — appetizers from Corner Market Catering while renowned jazz pianist Bruce Dudley entertained.

Co-chair Elizabeth Wells, Blake McMeans, Co-chairs Sharon Hale and Tori Alexander

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Jason Crabb, Amy Grant, Jonathan Cain

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Evening of Promise 1.26.18

Co-chairs Tori Alexander, Sharon Hale and Elizabeth Wells used green linens, a boxwood wall and tennis rackets to implement an apropos tennis theme for Blake McMeans’ Evening of Promise. The highlights of the night included Holly Williams and Chris Coleman serenading the crowd and an incredibly successful live auction — with a trip to Fishers Island via private air going for $26,000! But the real treat was when a high school principal shared about hearing Blake speak during his own high school days and what a huge impact it made on him and his choices. by Lauren Langston Stewart photographs by Daniel Meigs

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Nashville Fashion Week Kick-Off

Continuing on their quest to end childhood hunger, The Bridge Ministry hosted the Love Rocks Hunger event to raise vital funds to feed children in need. Every seat at the private concert represented a child who would be fed for an entire year through the Bridge to Kids program, which is currently feeding 2,300 children per week. Guests enjoyed appetizers and a tour of the facility before the exciting main event — a private concert from Jonathan Cain and Amy Grant!

A large crowd gathered at Noelle for the official kick-off of Nashville Fashion Week. Co-founders Connie Cathcart-Richardson and Marcia Masulla shared that the week-long event will be held April 3-7 at Oz Arts Nashville, marking the first time that all of the runway shows have been held in one location. The week will begin with a Nashville Designer Showcase on Tuesday, April 3, featuring collections from local stars Ona Rex, Any Old Iron and Truly Alvarenga, among others. The Kick-Off Party also served to announce that this year’s Fashion Forward Fund recipient is Maria Silver, the mastermind behind Black by Maria Silver.


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The setting may have been brown, but the Bourbon Party — now a firmly established tradition at the Antiques & Garden Show — was certainly not drab. Surrounded by the glowing patina of antique furniture and decorative arts, guests sampled a variety of Brown-Forman’s specialty crafted spirits and noshed on Southern fare. The sounds of Boy Named Banjo’s popular American-roots tunes could be heard throughout the show floor, much to the delight of the crowd. by Holly Hoffman photographs by Daniel Meigs

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cheekwood supporters gathered for “the second most exciting night of the year” at the Swan Ball Unveiling, hosted at Karyn Frist’s magnificent abode. Co-chairs Beth Alexander and Patti Smallwood staged a 1920s radio show to make their announcements — and as a nod to the Gatsby-esque inspiration for the whitetie gala’s décor. Everyone was thrilled to sneak a peek at featured jeweler Temple St. Clair’s beautiful baubles and to learn that the entertainer for Swan Ball would be Huey Lewis and the News! by nancy floyd photographs by eric englanD continued on page 18

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Grow Wild 2.8.18

Jennifer and billy Frist welcomed supporters of the Nashville Zoo to their hilltop home to celebrate the success of the Grow Wild capital campaign. In addition to taking in sweeping views of the city, guests viewed photographs of the attractions funded by the campaign — the white rhino exhibit and Sumatran tiger habitat among them — that will make our zoo a national destination. Among those snacking on bites from Kristen Winston was special guest Arnaud Desbiez, an expert in giant anteaters, who was visiting from Brazil. by Holly Hoffman photographs by Daniel Meigs

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Swan Ball Jewelry Party 2.8.18

ladies and gentlemen flocked to Maxine and Frank Majors’ lovely Belle Meade manse to meet Temple St. Clair, the featured jeweler at the Swan Ball, and to admire her beautifully wrought 18-karat gold pieces. While the ladies tried on Temple’s iconic amulets, men made their way to the kitchen, where cocktails and snacks like ham and biscuits from Kristen Winston awaited them. Quite a few guests left with a new treasure, including Swan Ball co-chair Beth Alexander, whose husband, Dave, gifted her with a swan coin ring. by Holly Hoffman photographs by Daniel Meigs continued on page 20

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Noted: Songs, Sips & Stories 2.8.18

Renewed hosted their third annual Noted: Songs, Sips & Stories fundraiser for an enthusiastic crowd at City Winery. Guests enjoyed sips during the lively cocktail hour before an evening of songs and stories courtesy of seven talented singersongwriters. Kelleigh Bannen and a crew of her very talented friends — including Cassadee Pope, Maggie Rose and Natalie Stovall — opened the night before hit songwriter Rivers Rutherford took the stage. by NaNcy Floyd photographs by Eric England

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Wine Women & Shoes 2.10.18

More than 600 people gathered at Music City Center for Wine Women & Shoes in support of the YWCA and their mission to provide domestic violence services to women and children in need. Through the afternoon of shopping, sipping and celebrating, upward of $350,000 was raised for the YWCA’s services, which include the 51-bed Weaver Domestic Violence Center — the largest in the state — as well as the 24-hour Crisis & Support Helpline and Re-New. The organization’s president and CEO, Sharon Roberson, said that one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence, reinforcing the necessity of the critical services they provide. by lauReN laNgstoN stewaRt photographs by laurEn langston stEwart continued on page 22

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the Hearts of Hope Luncheon, held around Valentine’s Day, is about sharing love and compassion with those who are seeking shelter and recovery from some of the most difficult situations in life. Every year at this beloved event, Nashville Rescue Mission program participants — women often marginalized in society — are treated as the guests of honor as a reminder that they are loved and seen. Tia Roach, a graduate of the Rescue Mission’s Life Recovery Program, gave a moving testimony about how the program dramatically changed her life, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The program was a much-needed reminder that change is possible and that there is always hope for tomorrow. by Lauren Langston stewart photographs by Lauren Langston stewart

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african Leadership’s Director of Sudan, Tito Iranga, joined the Fabulous Friends for Africa for their annual Valentine’s Day celebration at The Factory at Franklin. The party raises money for African Leadership, an organization that partners with local leaders on the ground in Africa who have been actively working in their communities to break the cycle of poverty. Tito enraptured the crowd with his stories of the refugee camps he serves and the 800,000 people living in them. by Lauren Langston stewart photographs by Mary Dea heLDMan

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here were no fire-eaters or clowns in tiny cars, but just about every other character from the circus appeared at the 44th annual Heart Gala. Co-chairs Lisa and Michael Wiechart came up with the playful theme Big Hearts Under the Big Top and brought the show to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Aerialists, stilt walkers, hula-hoopers and jugglers from Beyond Wings Circus entertained guests throughout the night at the black-tie affair. In addition to meandering through the halls during an animated cocktail hour, performers took to a small stage in the lobby to show off their unique skills. Every performance — especially the twin contortionists — brought the crowded room to a hush. Amos Gott of AmosEvents lent his expertise and captured the essence of an oldfashioned circus with décor that included bold red and white stripes and charming vintage circus posters. The spectacle continued in the Laura Turner Concert Hall, where the stage became center ring for a circus extravaganza show. The ringmaster welcomed the talented troupe onto the stage before Beyond Wings debuted a new act. Much to the amazement of the enthusiastic audience, a hula-hooper rolled onto the stage on top of a walking globe while twirling multiple hula-hoops. During a fabulous meal from Kristen Winston that ended with flourless chocolate cake topped with caramel corn, Sharalena and Dick Miller received the Martin E. Simmons Award for their many years of volunteer service and advocacy. A video of 18-year-old stroke survivor Will NeSmith prompted a wave of generous donations from across the room and served as a reminder that the real purpose of the night was to support the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s missions of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. As the program ended, Late Party attendees rushed in and joined the crowd of guests, who were already out of their seats and dancing to The Atlanta Allstars. by Holly Hoffman photographs by Daniel Meigs continued on page 26 Jim and Betty Lou Burnett, Bill and Jeanne Stejskal

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A Doggone Good Time Strutting the catwalk at Unleashed for Nashville Humane Association


ou know you’re heading into a great party when you take the elevator ride up to the ballroom with a 50-pound bulldog wearing a pink party dress. For eight years running, Nashville Humane Association’s Unleashed dinner has gone to the dogs. Humans and their four-legged (and sometimes three-legged!) pals are all invited to get gussied up and head to Hutton Hotel for a fabulous night of drinks, dinner and pup appreciation. And this year’s event was one for the barks … uh, I mean books. Chair Marcia Masulla hosted the event along with Kelly Sutton and Woody Wood, and while guests enjoyed a delicious sit-down dinner — with a Pedigree treat bar for the pups, naturally — adoptable pooches got their time in the spotlight. Cute canines including Flash, Brownie, Lulu and Alexis strutted down the catwalk with local luminaries like Titans star Logan Ryan and his wife, Ashley; WSMV’s long-time sports newscaster Rudy Kalis and our very own Nfocus editor, Nancy Floyd. And forgive me for a moment of bias as I proudly report that Nancy and her pup partner Chewbacca inspired the most awwws from the crowd when they did a few impressive tricks at the end of the runway. Work it, Chewie! The best part? This year’s Unleashed event raised a record-breaking $61,000 to further the Humane Association’s mission to protect the well-being of animals in Davidson County. And just a couple days after the party, they happily announced that all the Unleashed stars were adopted into new forever families. Happy tails — I mean trails — to you, pups. Until we meet again.

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May the Force Be With You Stars for Wishes is out of this world


uests of Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Stars for Wishes event are used to spotting stars in the crowd — Jonathan Cain, Kellie Pickler and Richard Marx are just a few special guests in recent years — but when they arrived this year, they were greeted by stars from another galaxy. Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Rey and Stormtroopers were among those mingling in the cocktail hour at this lively fundraiser and concert, thrilling both adults and kids alike. The Star Wars characters posed for photos with enthusiastic attendees, but their true mission was announcing that Wish Kid Gabe, a 13-year-old battling lymphoma, would be receiving his wish and taking a trip to Disney. The event changed up the venue this year and relocated to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the perfect complement to the entertaining lineup, which was comprised strictly of country artists. Tim Rushlow, Maggie Rose and Lee Greenwood all graced the stage, riling up the crowd, alongside three Wish Kid hosts, Lily Paris, Jalan Sowell and Jessica Meyer. The dinner at this shindig is just as much of a star as the performers, and the three-course meal didn’t disappoint. Greg Biggers, the culinary mastermind behind East Nashville’s hip newcomer Fort Louise, prepared the dinner for this crowd of 400. Coupled with an impressive auction that included a Justin Timberlake VIP experience and Les Paul guitars signed by Peter Frampton and George Strait, there was something to whet every appetite. And with $314,000 raised to advance Make-A-Wish’s mission of granting life-changing wishes for kids battling critical illnesses, Stars for Wishes was a certified smash that was out of this world!

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Pretty in Pink Honoring the Man in Black at the Ballet Ball Patrons Party


t was an evening of pink to celebrate the Man in Black at the Ballet Ball Patrons Party. Co-chairs Adrienne McRae and Suzanne Smothers have been joking all season about choosing blush and rose gold as the décor theme for the upcoming black-tie gala, which will honor Johnny Cash’s legacy, but you know what? It works! Designer Bruce Pittman teased the ladies that he felt like he was in Steel Magnolias as he was decorating War Memorial earlier in the day for the party. Putting on an exaggerated Southern drawl, he laughed, “My colors are blush and bashful.” The end result was breathtaking with tables outfitted in the palest of pink tablecloths and topped with candlelight, greenery, roses and pairs of well-loved ballet slippers, some signed by dancers and others dipped in rose gold glitter. Johnny Cash was never far from anyone’s mind as two large black-and-white canvases of the country icon hung behind the bar, and a Cash-inspired painting (in pink) from Rob Hendon was available for auction. John Carter Cash and his wife, Ana Cristina, provided the evening’s entertainment, whetting everyone’s appetite for the Johnny Cash-themed performance that will take place at the ball. Before the music and dance began, John Carter reminisced about attending ballet performances with his mom, June Carter, around the world when his father was on tour, cementing his love for the art form. Ana Cristina kicked off the performance with two original songs from her new EP and a heartfelt rendition of “At Last.” John Carter joined his lovely wife for a duet of his parents’ hit “Jackson,” accompanied by dancers from the Nashville Ballet. It was just a sneak peek at what’s to come in early March, but if it’s any indication, this year’s Ballet Ball will be one for the ages.

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Keep Talking Connecting at Conversations at Oz


z Arts Nashville changed the way we experience the arts when it started bringing contemporary performances from international and local talent to its West Nashville location. The nonprofit also offers special educational experiences to the community, and its Conversations at Oz does exactly that while raising money for continued programming. This unique event brings people together for an evening that celebrates the many aspects of our city. Now in the third year, it is a must for those interested in the past, present and future of Nashville. Co-chairs Aylin Ozgener and Arnita Ozgener rounded up community leaders and innovators to serve as table hosts and lead conversations in topics as diverse as the city itself. More than 30 luminaries covered subjects that ranged from music (legendary Brenda Lee and CMA CEO Sarah Trahern) to education (TSU’s Isaac Addae and KIPP Nashville’s Randy Dowell) to soccer (John Ingram and Will Alexander). Lively discussions included everything from what to drink (Blackberry Farm’s Roy Milner and Proper Saké Co.’s Byron Stithem) to how to get around town (Megan Barry, Mark Deutschmann and Bob Mendes). During the cocktail hour, guests worked their way through the crowd to chat with table hosts, pausing only for passed appetizers — especially the smoked oysters — from Levon Wallace, chef at 21c’s Gray & Dudley. Eventually, they sat down at intimate tables of eight. While the topics may have differed, everyone enjoyed the same extraordinary meal. Red wine braised short ribs with polenta and greens were followed by old-fashioned Pickin’ Cake with bourbon custard for dessert. Conversations at Oz was a night of vibrant discussions, interesting personalities and varying perspectives on a multitude of topics. It also furthered the mission of Oz Arts to continue bringing contemporary arts educational experiences to the community.

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Worth All the Care Finding a sense of place at the Antiques & Garden Show


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he Antiques & Garden Show always brings a bit of color and warmth to the cold and bleak winter season. With “A Sense of Place” as the theme, co-chairs Kim Holbrook and Robin Puryear built a lineup of speakers and events that explored the things that give meaning to our surroundings. They set the tone for the weekend at the Preview Party, which was brought to life by co-chairs Liza Coleman, Shea Ghertner and Hugh Howser. Hundreds of partygoers came to the Music City Center for a first glimpse at the antiques, decorative accessories and, of course, gardens. Early arrivals were thrilled to spot Charles, the ninth Earl Spencer. The towering keynote speaker wasn’t hard to find as he walked through the aisles. Other lecturers at the party included florist Lewis Miller, and Jane Sloan happily introduced him to fans of his pop-up “Flowers for the People” project. Cheekwood’s entry garden went to new heights, literally. “Water Sense” used the historic estate’s inherent beauty — grand architecture, elegant water and exuberant gardens — to create a true sense of place. In an abstract interpretation of the estate, water streamed down the mansion’s central staircase which embraced the Shell Fountain in the Wisteria Arbor and served as a backdrop to a rich horticultural display. The other gardens were equally impressive. In Poise & Ivy’s “Spirit of Nature,” guests entered through a dramatically lit stone chapel that opened onto a quiet garden. Kathi Gilliland dedicated the peaceful space in memory of Landy Gardner. Electric Flora took us “Beneath the Surface” for a different view of plants. Partners Phillipe Chadwick and Nick Maynard were inspired by Story of Flowers, a short film by Azuma Makoto, which played continuously within a wall of palms. People took a moment to sit and enjoy the soothing sounds of water and the calming blue of painted crepe myrtle stems in Todd Breyer’s “Timpani di Tivoli.” It was a pleasant respite after shopping. This year’s Antiques & Garden Show was another successful effort in raising funds for Cheekwood and ECON charities. It was also rewarding for the crowds who filled the floor show and lecture halls and came away with a new appreciation for their own sense of place. by Holly Hoffman photographs by Eric England continued on page 40


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Gold Standard The official jeweler of the Swan Ball talks about storytelling, her signature piece and Cheekwood by Holly Hoffman photographs by Daniel Meigs


he official jeweler of Swan Ball 2018, Temple St. Clair’s career in jewelry began in Florence, Italy, when running an errand for her mother. Thirty years later, she continues to fashion pieces with diamonds, rare colored gems and distinctive gold work in collaboration with Florentine goldsmiths who practice centuries-old techniques. Inspired by art, mythology, history and travel, she uses flora and fauna to convey a story with every piece. Temple raises awareness for arts and environmental groups with jewelry designed to benefit those causes. In addition to receiving industry honors, she has published two books and is the third American jeweler — and first American woman — whose work is represented in the permanent collection at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre. The Tolomeo pendant, the piece selected, is based on the ancient theory that the Earth was the center of the universe. She brought that and an array of her highly collectible items to the Swan Ball Jewelry Party in February. Temple will return for the ball on June 2, but until then, her pieces can be seen at AshBlue, the exclusive retailer of Temple St. Clair in Nashville. We sat down with the captivating jeweler to talk about storytelling, her signature piece and Cheekwood. Tell us about your background and how you became a jewelry designer. I completely fell into jewelry design because of a love of cultural arts, art history, literature, [and the] history of art and architecture. I was living and studying in Florence, Italy, and literally sent on an errand for my mom to set an ancient coin in a piece of jewelry. I tracked down a goldsmith in Florence, and when I went into his workshop, it was as if I’d passed through a time machine into the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, all these periods that I’d been studying. I became fascinated with the artisanal world in Florence and started working with them, learning about it and starting to explore all my cultural interests through jewelry, and that’s what I continue to do 30 years later. You say you are a storyteller. Where do your stories come from and how do you tell them through your work? For me, storytelling is more my interpretation of things that I research and love. So that could be a story in mythology about Diana, the goddess of the forest and the hunt, [or] it could be looking at Tibetan paintings … and then looking at that art and the history of how those came to be. It could be my interest in nature where I go down a route of looking at how we represent animals in our storytelling. Whether it’s in fairy tales or mythology or in our statuary, it’s basically anything that catches my interest where I want to go deeper and research it. Then, in the jewelry, I reinterpret my findings and my impressions.

How do you go from the idea or concept to the piece of jewelry? So the earrings I have on are deer. I don’t think I’ve ever seen deer earrings before except on me. But within the storytelling, these in particular fall under my Tree of Life collection, which is inhabited by flora, fauna and [the] beautiful natural world. But it also is connected to mythological stories. ... The deer in particular is related to this imagery of a Buddhist garden where these gazelles and wild creatures are living peacefully with human beings. The jewelry is not necessarily a literal translation of the story, but it’s an allusion, or it’s a piece, and it’s something to stimulate the imagination. So I think that what appeals to people with my jewelry is that if [they] pick up on those universal stories, whether they know them literally or not, it’s sort of what connects us. That big universal storytelling is what connects us as human beings, and storytelling is such a huge connector in that way. [Jewelry] is our first form of human adornment, and it’s a huge social and cultural piece of our lives, so it’s connecting all of that. What part of your work gives you the most satisfaction? That’s a hard question to answer. Of course, the creative part. I love the research, the travel. But everything from sourcing incredible gemstones — the jewelry world hasn’t really changed much since the Middle Ages in terms of the artisans involved, the people that find great stones, how things move around the world, and [it’s] all built on connectivity of relationships. So that’s the business part of it, but I love it because it’s very personal, and people are continued on page 60

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very passionate about their materials; they’re passionate about their craftsmanship. Then, ultimately, people are passionate about the things that they buy. So all of that is important to me, and I enjoy every part of that. Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry? Or pieces that you wear more frequently than others? My rock crystal amulet is my most signature piece. The one that I wear all the time is 30 years old. It’s pretty much the first piece — one of the first pieces — with a natural rock in it. It is representative of my philosophy around jewelry because it’s an amulet, synonymous for charm or talisman, and really that was the first form of human adornment. So it’s my signature piece. I add new [amulets] thematically with each seasonal collection, and … they’re really fun because they’re very much the center of so many collections and through the line of all of my work. What would you recommend somebody buy as their first piece of Temple St. Clair jewelry? Often a rock crystal amulet. Again, that’s kind of the signature piece; it’s where the history and storytelling begins. You give back by donating proceeds from certain pieces to charity. What causes are important to you and what drives your philanthropic interest? My husband and I work together. He is a former dancer, and so we’re very involved in the arts. The arts are very important to us [as well as] the environment. So we go down those two roads in terms of what we find and where we think we can make a little bit of an impact or bring some attention to. So that’s what’s interesting about coming down here. Cheekwood is about the arts and nature, really, so it marries these two things that we love. It’s a good fit. I was going to ask you how Cheekwood fits into that ... It fits in perfectly. I was at Cheekwood today and seeing it for the first time. ... And I was showing the young women that work with me some of the decorative motifs that are very Italianate and are from 15th-century Italy, certain things that were well loved and brought here in the ’20s, things that have been helping people fashion their environments. So it makes perfect sense for me. And I’m also from the South. Although I’ve lived away for a long time, there’s an understanding. It’s not foreign to be here and to support something that so much supports the arts and a botanical garden. All of that is just right up my alley. What sort of pieces did you bring for the Swan Ball Jewelry Party? Well, basically, we did many different facets, to use a jewelry term, for this event. … I brought pieces that represented my main collections, which is Celestial, Tree of Life, of course rock crystal amulets … This is another reason the fit is so interesting: By chance, swans are part of one of my most recent collections. So I brought some of those pieces as well. So that’s really fun. Some of those pieces are newer pieces; some were from last fall’s collection, and there were swans, so it couldn’t be more perfect.

Have you thought about what you’ll be bringing to the Swan Ball? We’ll be bringing things representative of my main collections. Basically, there’s a Temple pyramid. So my fine jewelry is at the base and then high jewelry and haute couture. The Golden Menagerie was a [haute] couture collection. So I’ll be bringing all three tiers of this work. The high jewelry is dictated by very rare, interesting gemstones: both the classics — great Colombian emerald, Burmese ruby, Kashmir sapphire — to the crazy ones like Lightning Ridge black opal and tsavorite from Africa. [With] the high jewelry, that’s a constant flow because those are often one-of-a-kind pieces. It will depend what I have in May — of what comes down for that — because those pieces, as I say, just flow in individually. And I’ll have a few couture pieces with me as well. I understand you’re donating a piece of jewelry to the Swan Ball? I am donating a swan amulet to the ball, and I’m going to set one. I haven’t decided exactly whether I’m going to do one that will be unique for the Swan Ball, not one that’s readily available. ... I’m thinking of setting it with just a pink diamond because this one right now just has white diamond pavé, so I might just do a beautiful shade of a pink diamond and create a very special one just for the Swan Ball. You have recently celebrated some amazing accomplishments. In addition to 30 years as a jeweler, you released The Big Game (the final chapter of your haute couture collection), published a second book, The Golden Menagerie, and your work was inducted into the permanent collection at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre. What are you working on next? I’m working on various things as I produce two fine jewelry major collections a year. … We’ve just launched [the spring collection], and I have a few of those pieces. I’ll have a few of them during the Swan Ball. The spring collection is Earthly Delights, and part of the inspiration is looking at “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Hieronymus Bosch. … There are bees and honeycombs and gazelles and snails and all these funny creatures that inhabit that world. My fall collection, which is in the works — and I’m starting to see early samples — is based on the Silk Road and a journey along the Silk Road, which has always fascinated me. … [and was] inspired by a trip to Dunhuang, which is a site in China on the Silk Road in very far western China near Tibet. I went there last year. My son studied in China last year, so … that sort of motivated this collection. And I’ve got the haute couture things in the works, more at the sketching point of view, and I can’t really share that yet. So before I see you all [again], I’ll be in Italy for about a month, and then I’m going to Bhutan in the Himalayas for a week or so. Then I’ll be coming to the Swan Ball.

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Tony Bennett “He and I are only two days apart in age. He’s been like a brother to me. I’ve painted him maybe four or five times, and I did a charcoal drawing of him at the Portrait Gallery.”

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A Thousand Words Sharing stories with portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler Everett Raymond Kinstler, one of the most prolific portrait artists of our time, is first and foremost a storyteller. Instead of putting words to paper, he weaves his tales in oil paints and chronicles the narrative of his subjects with brush strokes across blank canvases. And whether he was illustrating comic books as a teenager or painting the likenesses of some of the most influential individuals in the fields of film, literature, television, music or politics, his life’s work has always told a story. “From a very early age, I was interested in storytelling, narrative,” he says. “And nothing through the next nine or so decades has changed.” Of course he doesn’t shy away from telling actual stories about his subjects either. With more than 2,500 portraits under his belt and a client list that includes everyone from Richard Nixon to Dr. Seuss, John Wayne to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he has plenty of tales to tell. At 91, his recall for details is impressive by anyone’s standards, and in a recent conversation, he flitted effortlessly between memories of President Ronald Reagan (whose portrait he painted for the White House and the National Portrait Gallery) to James Cagney to Carol Burnett and back again. It’s the natural overflow of a lifetime spent sitting with and studying his subjects attentively to capture the essence of who they are and transfer that to the canvas. “I never judge,” he says. “I have opinions. I have likes and dislikes but my role as I see it is someone like an actor. I’ve got a part to play. I want to give it my best shot. I want a good painting.” Good paintings are in no short supply when it comes to Everett Raymond Kinstler’s portfolio. With two official White House portraits (of Presidents Ford and Reagan), 100 works in the National Portrait Gallery (more than any other living artist) and 40 permanent pieces in The Players Club, his paintings are forever woven into the fabric of American history. And although he admits that, if given the opportunity, the thought of painting Beethoven, Winston Churchill or even Jesus Christ would be a thrill, he’s quite content with his place in the world. “Here’s the answer I’ve come up with, and this is the truth,” he says. “I’m painting the very people I should be painting.” American Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler will be on exhibit at Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery from March 23 to July 14.

Katharine Hepburn “I had an enormous admiration for her and she was the leading movie star of my life. There was no one like her. I painted her four or five times, and it was a very, very frustrating, demanding, enjoyable, rewarding experience that lasted over several years.”

James Montgomery Flagg “He created the ‘I Want You’ poster of Uncle Sam and was my mentor when I was very young. I gave the eulogy at his funeral when he died in 1960, which was a full page in Time magazine. He was that famous.”


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Everyone knows Johnny Cash as the Man in Black, but when Nashville Ballet costume designer Billy Ditty needed to channel Cash’s legacy into ensembles for the upcoming Ballet Ball, he didn’t opt for the obvious dark hue. Instead, his vision was practically the exact opposite. Inspired by the juxtaposition between the rebellion of outlaw country and the refinement of ballet, Billy created eight costumes that are at once ethereal and edgy. Pairing feminine fabrics, delicate layering and intricate detailing with inky eye makeup and modern-day pompadour hairstyles, Billy has created show-stopping looks that will be turning heads at Ballet Ball. Steal a peek at four of these brilliant masterpieces before they’re on display at the black-tie gala. by Nancy Floyd

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Expert etiquette advice from John Bridges

Re-StRung My husband and I are getting a divorce. We’d been married for 23 years, and he’s given me jewelry over the years. Now he wants it back — at least the pieces he chooses. I’m appalled. I was involved in virtually every purchase, but now he says he knows I won’t wear it anymore, and he’s talking to his lawyer. I haven’t worn it very much, so I guess I can let my lawyer handle the settlement. I suppose I shouldn’t care, but I do. What do I do? Our children are involved in this mess. —Anonymous, Nashville It sounds as if your husband’s been stashing away the ammunition for a couple of decades. He’s aiming at the target now, and he’s hit it. It’s not a pretty situation, but maybe you’d actually be glad to have the jewelry gone — provided he coughs up the cash. (May I ask: Who’s getting the house?) Money isn’t everything in this situation, especially if you’d like to pass the pearls along to the children. But does he have a lady just waiting to wear them? Your friends may be stunned to see a familiar bangle on an unfamiliar wrist. Your lawyer can handle the deal, more than likely to your benefit, but he’s got you in a tizzy now. You might want to let him have his wedding band back. If the engagement ring has diamonds, keep it. You can have it reset, along with the rest of your life.

A LittLe Off the tOp For the second time, our daughter has brought her boyfriend home for a weekend. Her father didn’t like the idea the first time, but he finally agreed to let them share a bedroom. I told him they’re not teenagers anymore. But this time, when the boy got to our house, his hair was dyed pink. (He’s in a band. That’s how he makes a living.) Her father was livid and wouldn’t talk to him, or her, throughout the weekend. I was shocked too, but I figured the whole thing would get over. Now our daughter is talking about a wedding. What can I say to anybody? —Anonymous, Brentwood


The boy’s hair is not your fault. The color will grow out. Let’s just hope everybody can wait. I suppose that your daughter knows her father, so she might have been thoughtful enough to give you a heads-up. The boyfriend, on the other hand, may have been clueless. He could have pulled a cap down over the color, but eventually, simple manners would have demanded that it come off. The hair is not a permanent deal. (Trust me, if the wedding comes about, your grandchildren will not be born with pink hair.) The thoughtlessness, however, may be something to worry about. That’s how their children would be raised. Now is the time for everyone to sit down and talk. An explanation from your daughter and the boyfriend would be more than nice. Your husband’s listening would be even better. But you might want to talk about the color of his head at the ceremony. Make sure it will match her colors.



by John bridges

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John is the author of How To Be a Gentleman and the co-author, with Bryan Curtis, of other books in the GentlemannersTM series. Send your Best Behavior questions to, and check out his up-to-theminute advice on life’s puzzling problems every Friday at

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Steakhouse Classic What’s cooking at Sperry’s and Deacon’s New South by Carrington Fox

Deacon’s New South 401 Church St. 615-994-1994


Photographs by Eric England

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For more than 40 years, this pubby, clubby steakhouse on the fringe of Belle Meade has been synonymous with “dining out” for patrons who crave a menu of culinary classics. How many relationships — romance and business alike — have been cemented over Sperry’s candlelit tables laden with shrimp cocktail, prime rib, filet Oskar, rack of lamb, surf and turf and bananas Foster? The answer is surely a number surpassed only by the number of steps logged by diners circling the bountiful salad bar, a novelty that launched Sperry’s to the top of Nashville’s fine-dining food chain in 1974, when brothers Houston and Dick Thomas debuted the concept named for their great-grandfather. These days, Sperry’s is run by the next generation, Houston’s son Al Thomas and wife Trish. In 2006, the Belle Meade icon crossed the county line, opening a fireplace manteled and dark wood paneled location in Cool Springs, with expanded private dining. And while salad bars may not be the rarity, they were in the 1970s, and Sperry’s dressings are still the cream of the crop. Bottled under the Sperry’s brand, housemade Green Goddess, blue cheese and roasted garlic are available at Sperry’s Mercantile, next door to the Belle Meade flagship. The charming meat and seafood market also carries an array of steak seasonings and sauces, along with a roster of soups and meals prepared by Al’s sister Anne Clayton, who’s helping her brother introduce the Sperry’s tradition to another generation of Nashvillians who love good food.

Just to set the record straight: Deacon’s New South is not named for a character from the Nashville show. Deacon was the college nickname of owner Andy Marshall, whose A. Marshall Family Foods is the parent company of the beloved Puckett’s restaurants and several other eateries in Nashville and Franklin. The ninth nameplate in the Marshall empire occupies the ground floor of the L&C Tower in a storefront that formerly housed Bank of Nashville, where it seamlessly blends the sleek contemporary aesthetic of new Nashville with the elegant art deco elements of the iconic skyscraper. Executive chef Travis Sparks oversees an omnivorous menu that sources seasonal vegetables from local farms and dry ages beef (including a shareable 48-ounce tomahawk ribeye for $130) in a display case visible from the dining room. Just as the restaurant’s design marries old and new décor, its menu merges traditions of Europe and the South in inventive dishes such as confit of marble potato with sorghum, bacon and ricotta; meatloaf crépinette with potato purée, apples and cranberry; and a bacon burger with lettuce, roasted shallot crème fraîche and cheddar. Serving lunch, afternoon snacks, happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch — in the heart of a downtown that once again thrums with energy — Deacon’s promises to establish the dazzling L&C tower as a Southern landmark all over again.

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March 2018 02 What: Food for Thought

For: Benton Hall Academy When: Fri., March 2, 6:30 p.m. Where: Nashville Farmers’ Market Tariff: $60-65 per person Info:

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What: Ballet Ball For: Nashville Ballet When: Sat., March 3, 6 p.m. Where: The Schermerhorn Co-chairs: Adrienne McRae and Suzanne Smothers Tariff: $650 per person Info:


What: All That Jazz For: Nashville Opera When: Sat., March 3, 6 p.m. Where: Noah Liff Opera Center Co-chairs: Jason Bergeron and Sue Claxton Tariff: $125 per person Info:

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What: Ballet Ball Late Party 03 For: Nashville Ballet When: Sat., March 3, 8 p.m. Where: The Schermerhorn Tariff: $175 per person Info: What: A Red Carpet Evening 04 For: Belcourt Theatre When: Sun., March 4, 5:30 p.m. Where: Belcourt Theatre Co-chairs: Amos Gott and Holly Hoffman Tariff: $100-325 per member, $125-350 per non-member Info:



What: Tennessee Flavors For: Nashville State Community College Foundation When: Tues., March 6, 6 p.m. Where: Nashville State Community College Tariff: $65 per person Info: What: Swan Ball Late Party Kick-Off For: Cheekwood When: Wed., March 7, 6 p.m. Where: Home of Lyndsey and Clark Rollins Info:

09 What: Casino Royale

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Iroquois Steeplechase & Kentucky Derby

For: Best Buddies When: Fri., March 9, 5:30 p.m. Where: Omni Hotel Tariff: $300 per VIP, $250 per person Info: nashvillegala

10 What: Havana Nights Gala

For: Interfaith Dental Clinic When: Sat., March 10, 6 p.m. Where: Rocketown Tariff: $200 per person Info: interfaithdentalclinic. com/gala


What: Mad Bash For: Adventure Science Center When: Sat., March 10, 6:30 p.m. Where: Adventure Science Center Tariff: $175-500 per patron, $100 per person Info:


What: Winter Lights For: Family & Children’s Service When: Sat., March 10, 6:30 p.m. Where: Vanderbilt Student Life Center Tariff: $200 per person Info:

18 What: Couture Construction

For: Habitat for Humanity When: Sun., March 18, 6:30 p.m. Where: Dillard’s Nashville Tariff: $50 per person Info:


What: An Affair of the Hat For: T.J. Martell Foundation When: Thurs., March 22, 5 p.m. Where: Stacey Rhodes Boutique Tariff: $10 per person Info: What: Athena Awards

22 For: Cable

When: Thurs., March 22, 6 p.m. Where: City Winery Tariff: $100 per person Info:


What: Iris Ball For: Oasis Center When: Sat., March 24, 8 p.m. Where: Marathon Music Works Tariff: $175 per VIP, $125 per person Info:


What: Lifesaver Breakfast For: American Red Cross When: Mon., March 26, 7:30 a.m. Where: Omni Hotel Info:

28 What: Frist Gala Patrons Party

For: The Frist Center When: Wed., March 28, 6:30 p.m. Where: The Frist Co-chairs: Dara Russell and Mary Jo Shankle Party note: Invite only Info:

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Always Looking Good 1995

Nfocus has a long history of covering fashion, with our first spring fashion issue hitting stands in February 1995. The clothes — suits and dresses that were more Murphy Brown than Melrose Place — came from gone-but-not-forgotten stores Grace’s, McClures, Harry B’s and even Castner Knott. Only Gus Mayer and Jamie remain, and their items were included then just as they are now. In comparison to today’s color-rich pages, our early issues had only black and white photographs. So, regrettably, we will never know if the outfits modeled in 1995 were as brilliantly hued as this cover girl’s cheery hot pink and sunny yellow ensemble.

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Nfocus Nashville March 2018  
Nfocus Nashville March 2018  

Spring Fashion: Local and luxe styles for the coming season. Gold Standard: A chat with Swan Ball jeweler Temple St. Clair.