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CONTENTS

fall/ winter 2018

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FEATURES A BEAUTY & A BEAST

THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER

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Because you can’t get by on good looks alone, the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 is loaded with a monstrous V8.

‘Tis the season to enjoy these briny beauties from the sea, and these tips will have you savoring every last slurp.

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GONE TO THE DOGS

Enjoy your next luxury getaway with man’s best friend at one of these pet-friendly resorts. 48

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WILD WINES

These rebellious California vintners are breaking with tradition and yielding tasty results.

THE GOOD LIFE

These styles will keep you looking and feeling your best all season long. 66 DISCOVER MADE-TO-MEASURE

What you need to know when you look beyond off-the-rack for a suit that perfectly suits you.

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The Andrisen Morton Guide

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Behind the Scenes

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American Spirit

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The Leading Man

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Essentials

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Pursuits

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Book Review

Get a crew’s eye view of our fall fashion photo shoot. Laws Whiskey House glorifies a distinctly domestic drink—bourbon. Even as a bad guy, actor Michael Fassbender has got the goods. Stock up on this season’s must-have pieces.

ON THE COVER: Ermenegildo Zegna

Meet the SureFly—part personal helicopter, part drone and all high-flying fun. Retail expert Jack Mitchell talks about the relationship between shopper and salesperson.

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Here in Colorado, fall is a glorious time of looking forward... to cityscapes and mountainsides bursting with spectrums of gold, red and, of course, orange... to amazing bluebird skies, deep evergreen greens, lush rustic browns and velvety nights that entice the eye and envelop the soul... to bright white snow blanketing the slopes and a fireplace’s warm glow... to glistening holidays shared with family and friends. So with the cool days of autumn just around the corner, we’re heating things up with a new fall/winter 2018 collection that can compete with the vibrant changing leaves and myriad of colors that define fall and winter in our state. We’re excited to share this season’s specially curated collection from our buying trips to the top men’s fashion markets, from the finest tailored clothing, dress shirts and sportswear, cozy outerwear and knits, along with footwear, denim and so much more. You’ll find some of it featured in the following pages. As we embark on our 40th year in business, we know this milestone would never have come to pass without your undying support and friendship. Words cannot adequately express the depth of our gratitude. We look forward to many more years of serving you the only way we know how— with respect, integrity and humility. Warm wishes for a fabulous fall and year ahead from all of us! Yours sincerely, Craig, Dave, John and Lindsay

ANDRISEN MORTON 270 SAINT PAUL ST. DENVER, CO. 80206 TELEPHONE: 303.377.8488 WWW.ANDRISENMORTON.COM STORE HOURS MONDAY TO SATURDAY: 9:30 A.M. TO 6 P.M. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF RITA GUARNA ART DIRECTOR STEPHEN M. VITARBO SENIOR EDITOR DARIA MEOLI ASSOCIATE EDITOR DARIUS AMOS ART ASSISTANT YVONNE MARKI CONTRIBUTING EDITORS KAREN ALBERG, TIMOTHY KELLEY, DONNA ROLANDO, JOSH SENS CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER MATT SAYERS PUBLISHING STAFF PUBLISHER SHAE MARCUS NATIONAL BRAND MANAGER MONICA DELLI SANTI ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE CHRISTINA FERRERO DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION AND CIRCULATION CHRISTINE HAMEL ADVERTISING SERVICES DIRECTOR JACQUELYNN FISCHER SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, AGENCY SERVICES KIJOO KIM PRODUCTION/ART ASSISTANt ALANNA GIANNANTONIO ACCOUNTING AGNES ALVES, MEGAN FRANK PUBLISHED BY CHAIRMAN CARROLL V. DOWDEN PRESIDENT & CEO MARK DOWDEN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS SHAE MARCUS, CARL OLSEN VICE PRESIDENTS NIGEL EDELSHAIN, THOMAS FLANNERY, RITA GUARNA, CHRISTINE HAMEL A n d r i s e n M o r t o n Magazine is published by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in association with Andrisen Morton. Copyright © 2018 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, A n d r i s e n M o r t o n Magazine, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.782.5730; email rita.guarna @wainscotmedia.com. The magazine is not responsible for the return or loss of unsolicited submissions. Subscription Services: To change an address or request a subscription, write to Subscriptions, Andrisen Morton Magazine, 270 Saint Paul St., Denver, Colo. 80206; telephone 303.377.8488. A d ve r t i s i n g I n q u i r i e s : Contact Shae Marcus at 856.797.2227 or shae.marcus@wainscotmedia.com.

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GUIDE

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Don’t Miss These TRUNK SHOWS Trunk shows at Andrisen Morton give you the chance to meet representatives from some of your favorite designer brands and have clothing, shoes and other items custom-made for you. Mark your calendar for these upcoming events. September 14–15 HAMILTON AND SAMUELSOHN September 21–22 CANALI AND ETON

October 19–20 J BRAND October 26–27 BOGLIOLI AND HERNO

September 28–29 BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

November 8 LADIES NIGHT WITH AMP THE CAUSE

October 5–6 ISAIA

November 30–December 1 FAHERTY

October 12–13 ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA

December 1 SANTA SATURDAY

A MAN’S Brand Baldassari has arrived in

our store, and it brings with it the swagger of masculinity. The overall image the collection projects is one of a strong and confident man who exudes modern elegance for every occasion. Maurizio Baldassari released his first menswear collection in Milan in the ’80s. Now his sons Renato and Roberto are refining the look, from suits and sportcoats to dress shirts and sweaters. Even beyond the look, it’s an attitude. Get the clothes—and the attitude—now at Andrisen Morton.

You’re the BOSS If you’re like many of Andrisen Morton’s customers, you already frequent BOSS Luxury Barbering (403 16th St., Suite 300, 719.290.4336). But for those of you who don’t, here’s what you’re missing: exclusive, convenient and luxurious men’s grooming. It starts with a neck and shoulder massage before a precise haircut. That’s followed with a straight razor shave from an expert barber and a custom facial to make your

skin glow. BOSS members also can get massages, waxing, manicures, pedicures and everyone’s favorite…a long scalp massage and shampoo complete with hot steamed towels. Perhaps best of all, BOSS is a throwback to the days when barbershops had a social atmosphere and men could go and get away from it all, to escape the demands and challenges of life. No kids, spouses, bosses: At BOSS, you are the one in charge.

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Andrisen Morton General Merchandise Manager Lindsay Morton Gaiser has some advice for looking your best, along with her take on some fashion trends of the season: “Here’s a tip for you guys: Every man should add at least one new piece of outerwear every fall and winter to freshen up his look. So my first recommendation is a new brand in our store: Baldassari (see the Guide item on page 13). We’re excited to offer you Baldassari’s knit ‘swackets’ and outerwear, along with its wovens and soft jackets. They’ll make you look terrific. Ask a sales associate for Baldassari, and we know you’ll like what you see. “As for trends, knits (jersey and pique) continue to have a presence under sportcoats as a fashion-forward alternative to woven shirts. The five-pocket trend is still very strong, and we see the style coming in your favorite fabrics, such as wool, flannel, corduroy and gorgeous brushed cottons. “The sneaker trend continues to evolve, and we’re excited to have added Golden Goose to our shoe offerings (see item on right). Check them out, and I think you’ll become a fan too. “Whether you’re an athlete or a couch potato, the ‘athleisure’ look

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Everyone—from school kids to grandparents—is wearing backpacks. And for good reason: They’re an ideal solution for all the stuff we have to cart around with us these days. Andrisen Morton offers a line of backpacks that will not only carry your belongings, but also look great on your shoulders, using

innovative and luxurious natural leathers. Moore & Giles, for example, dates from 1933, but its backpacks are made for modern convenience. If you already carry a backpack, ask your Andrisen Morton sales associate about Moore & Giles. If you don’t use a backpack, it’s time you joined the rest of the world.

is hot. It’s ever-present in lines like

Ermenegildo Zegna and Brunello Cucinelli. You can pair a beautiful

jogger with a sportcoat for a very different but sophisticated look.

DISTRESSED and Dressed Think sneakers are just for kids? Sneakers are “in” again, and they’re for men of all ages. In addition to being comfortable and appropriate for most non-formal outings, they’re so cool and in demand that the really good ones—like Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, now available in our store—are becoming collector’s items. Golden Goose has created footwear that will remind you of your first great pair of sneakers. They’re refined enough to be worn no matter what your age, but fun enough (distressed is their trademark) to make you feel like a kid again.

“We have many new fall/winter collections that we’re thrilled to offer you. Have any questions or need advice? Ask me or any of our sales associates—it’s our job to make sure you look great.”

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Andrisen Morton is proud to feature more than 60 designer brands! See if you don’t find your favorites in the list below. Then stop by the store for a shopping experience you’ll love.

At Andrisen Morton, we’ve always prided ourselves on our level of customer service. Now, we’re not just raising it to the next level, we’re raising those levels through the roof with these above-and-beyond amenities: Exclusive Services: Can’t make it to the store during regular work hours? Need individual attention? Just say the word and we’ll open our doors for you. And since no customer likes to feel rushed, we can arrange to give you personal-

ized service in our store. We can even accommodate you by coming to your house or office. Now that’s incredible customer service. Personal Delivery: Need it now? Or can’t make the trip back to our store? We offer personal, private delivery throughout metro Denver, as well as to Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and even Vail! And if you want the perfect finishing touch, our gift-wrapping is always complimentary and, if we say so ourselves, beautifully done.

LOOKING COOL When It’s Cold Another winter is almost upon us. One bright note is that it gives us an excuse to buy new outerwear. And the new collections this year will help you forget that upcoming cold wave. Let’s begin with Herno, which was started when a young Giuseppe Marenzi developed an innovative line of raincoats after World War II in the rainy Italian Lake District. Today, Herno, known internationally, is still working to help you stay warm and dry. Another hot brand for the cold weather is KJUS, co-launched in 2000 by Lasse Kjus, an Olympic ski champion from Norway. With that pedigree, you can be sure that their ski apparel employs advanced fabrics that meet the requirements of the most demanding skier—and non-skier—even in Denver winters. The third medal winner here is MooRER. Think classy, modern, fun and functional. Their cold weather jackets look good over a suit as well as with more casual clothing. Ask your sales associate about this year’s outerwear, and give winter the cold shoulder.

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On the pages ahead, you’ll see the shots of our fall looks. Here you can see what happens “behind the scenes” as we work our way through the photo shoot—setting the stage, adjusting the lighting, fixing makeup and trying different poses. We hope you enjoy this little look behind the lens. Top left, model Tim Ryan and Andrisen Morton General Merchandise Manager Lindsay Morton Gaiser prepare for the shoot. At right, top and bottom: Ryan strikes various poses for photographer Matt Sayers at The Ramble Hotel in Denver’s River North Arts District. The hotel’s interior design blends vintage decor with modern accents, a rich color palette and vibrant textures.

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hen it was time for Alan Laws to christen his craft whiskey business, the word “distillery” didn’t quite cover it. He had a vision for a grain-to-glass facility that wouldn’t just exemplify the uniquely American tradition of making bourbon, but glorify it too. He wanted a place for people to explore their passion for whiskey, and he hoped to educate them about everything he and his distillers knew and loved about the spirit. That’s how Laws Whiskey House got its name. Here on Denver’s Acoma Street, the resident team of intoxicant aficionados can rattle off the names of the Colorado farmers who grow the “American mother” grains—wheat, barley and rye—and corn that gets mixed into the mash. In making their craft libations, they’re attentive to details right down to the barrel—a charred American white oak variety made by the Independent Stave Company in Missouri—in which these whiskeys are aged. Every step of distilling the award-winning A.D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon is carried out under this one roof. The Denver mountain air pressure and temperature shifts go into the making of

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the signature rich, complex and spicy bourbon. The mash is made by hand to coax out the bold, intense flavor with a fruity nose and an earthy taste. Laws believes a critical ingredient in making standout spirits is time. His unofficial motto is “There are no shortcuts,” and that sentiment rings true with every sip. The distillers rely on their palates, not production schedules, and let the whiskey dictate when it is ready to be bottled. Besides bourbon, Laws produces Secale Straight Rye whiskey. Both the bourbon and the rye are available with the coveted “bottled in bond” designation. For true whiskey wonks, this designation of a craft spirit is a rare treat. To earn the bottled-in-bond label, a whiskey must be made by a single distiller, aged for at least four years in a federally bonded warehouse and bottled at 100 proof. These requirements make it nearly impossible for most small distillers to create bottled-in-bond liquors. To see this time-honored tradition in action, book a tour, which includes an in-depth educational session and, of course, a guided whiskey tasting.

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ou’re forgiven if the name Michael Fassbender brings to mind his portrayal of the archvillain Magneto in the X-Men movies, starting with X-Men: First Class in 2011. That was an indelible performance—even though the star has dismissed it as merely “some dude shouting.” But you can’t find all of this versatile actor’s tricks in the pages of Marvel comics. He’s played everything from Apple founder Steve Jobs (in the eponymous 2015 movie) to a vicious slaveowner (in 12 Years a Slave, 2013)—to cite two roles that have earned him Academy Award nominations. Now 41, Fassbender was born April 2, 1977, in West Germany. But early on, his family traded an industrial neighborhood for Ireland’s County Kerry, where his parents ran Killarney’s West End House restaurant. At 17, after being cast in a play, Fassbender knew drama was his calling. So, it was off to the Drama Centre in London to learn his craft—until he dropped out in 1999 to tour with the Oxford Stage Company. His film debut as a Spartan warrior in the 2007 fantasy war epic 300 proved he was on the right track. (Before that, you’d recognize him only for his role in a Guinness commercial.) And his adherence to a 600-calorie-a-day diet to prepare for the role of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008) shows how far he’s willing to go for an epic performance. The year 2011 was especially big: That’s when Fassbender portrayed psychoanalyst Carl Jung in 2011’s A Dangerous

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Method and Rochester in Jane Eyre, and his full-frontal-nude scene as a sex addict in Shame set tongues wagging that nature had not shortchanged him. Critics say Fassbender is endowed with real talent too— despite recent clunkers like The Snowman and Assassin’s Creed—and works his best screen magic with roles calling for intensity. Indeed, Fassbender has a personal magnetism even Magneto might envy. People watch what he does and what he wears—he’s known to favor such brands as Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada and Louis Vuitton and has been seen in photo shoots in jeans, polos and designer shirts. Folks clamor for news of his personal life too, though there he’s a bit more guarded. “I’m not going to talk about my private life with a total stranger until I feel the need to,” Fassbender once told a reporter. “Why would I?” Well, we’re curious! Word has it that Fassbender lives in Portugal with his wife, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (an Oscar winner for 2015’s The Danish Girl), whom he met during the 2014 filming of The Light Between Oceans. The couple would surely have been swarmed by paparazzi when they wed in October 2017 on the Spanish island of Ibiza—but they managed to keep news of the ceremony secret until afterward. What more will we learn in years to come about this dynamo, on and off the screen? Whatever it is, it’s bound to be intense.

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BEAUTY IS A BEAST Engineers loaded the Aston Martin DB11 with a monstrous V8 engine that takes you 0–60 in four seconds—because you can’t get by on good looks alone. Leave it to Aston Martin to figure out a formula proving that eight isn’t always less than 12. The legendary British automaker has reinvented the mighty DB11, creating a lighter, easier-tohandle (who knew that was possible?) alternative to the previous 12-cylinder model. The new DB11—as well as its drop-top Volante trim—is powered by a German-made, 503-horsepower V8 engine that does the 0-60 mph sprint in a blistering four seconds—only one-tenth of a second off its sibling’s pace. And, of course, it’s packed with all the gadgets associated with the Aston Martin brand. Spoiler alert: This car is expected to make a bang in 2019’s Bond 25.

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The lightweight design of MercedesAMG’s twin-turbo V8 engine—tuned to Aston Martin’s specs— ensures the new DB11 has as much pep as its V12 sibling (though 503 horsepower also comes in handy).

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Luxurious details cover every square inch of the interior, from fullgrain leather seats to an automated up-andaway steering column. Even closing the door is an event, thanks to suede pulls.

Radio and climate controls are adjusted through the MercedesBenz COMMAND infotainment system. In addition to the 8-inch display, the car’s other electronic highlights include a 360-degree camera and Wi-Fi.

A pair of hood vents and a black bezel around the LED headlamps are two of this beauty’s distinguishing features.

This performer is also practical. Folding side mirrors are fully automatic and have hidden LED indicator lamps.

If this car isn’t sexy enough, opt for the Volante V8. It has the same ride and features—in a convertible.

The DB11’s sculpted body is matched by the various cuts and styles of its 20-inch, 10-spoke wheels.

Whether the lights are on or off, smoked-out blade taillights give followers an aggressive stare.

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Grocery shopping in an Aston Martin? Of course! The DB11 now comes equipped with a foot-activated trunk release, making it a heck of a lot easier to load packages.

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rom coast to coast, there are elegant hotels that not only treat you like a king, but respect your pup’s royal pedigree too. Pets are welcomed—not just allowed—in these luxe lodges, which pamper them with treats, concierge walking, lush grounds for romping and other perks. Five standouts are spotlighted on the following pages. Truth be told, it may cost a little more to take Fido along. But is your best friend worth it, or what? And think what you’ll save on kennel costs!

CYPRESS INN, CARMEL, CALIFORNIA

Dogs will know they’re getting the luxe treatment when they’re served grilled chicken in a doggie bowl. But what could be more appropriate for an establishment co-owned by actress and animal rights activist Doris Day? Right in the heart of Carmel, this historic landmark inn with 1920s-era Spanish architecture has been called the nation’s most dog-friendly hotel. But it’s not only the inn that loves our furry friends. The city, too, is simpatico and puts out a dog-friendly guide to its attractions. For instance, dogs can run along the beautiful Carmel Beach or stroll on a leash through the quaint village where store owners are ready with a doggie treat and water. Other highlights—for humans—are king suites with fireplaces, live music in the hotel’s cozy living room and breakfast with fresh fruit and baked goods. Also check out Terry’s Restaurant & Lounge for Moroccan chicken, grilled rack of lamb and other fare made with fresh local ingredients. Is the lodging industry going to the dogs? Que será, será!

Can’t imagine vacationing without your pet? Don’t worry—some luxury hotels go out of their way to keep Fido’s tail wagging.

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, HOUSTON, TEXAS Ruff will feel like a VIP (Very Important Pet) when he stays with you in this swanky spot in jumpin’ downtown Houston. The hotel’s pet policy, says management, is designed so that owners are stress-free and don’t have to worry about their pets. A concierge handles daily dog walks, and amenities like special bowls, toys and water bottles make the place seem like home. And if you prefer to take your own dog for a longer walk, nearby Discovery Green is a great option. Humans can find their luxury pampering at Four Seasons’ Spa & Fitness Center. Discover a variety of massages to nurture your body, or have some fun with yoga and wine at a group exercise class. This spa, with many eye-catching features, made the cover of American Spa magazine in 2016. Then there’s the spacious, newly renovated lobby, which not too modestly calls itself “Houston’s Living Room,” ready for sipping, socializing or just relaxing. Also, don’t miss the chic bourbon bar, Bayou & Bottle, or the Topgolf Swing Suite, featuring golf simulators. While your dog lives the life of Riley at this raved-about facility, maybe you can focus on your game.

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THE ST. REGIS ASPEN RESORT, ASPEN, COLORADO Want to trade walking the dog for relaxing poolside with a strawberry daiquiri or spend more time on the powdery slopes? At this resort you have only to whisper your wish, and guilt is gone. The staff at the redesigned St. Regis is happy to take the leash for a while, and also provides bowls, treats and a doggie bed while you leave your cares behind at the Reméde Spa. (Try the soothing waterfall, oxygen lounge or the cold-and-warm plunge pools.) There’s also a fitness center and gift boutique. Although most people come for the slopes, that’s only part of the outdoor fun in a region also known for horseback riding, bicycling and whitewater rafting. By day, take Rover for a romp at Ruby Park only a few minutes away. By night, Mountain Social beckons you to sip a cocktail by the fireplace and reflect on this best-ever vacation for you and your fourlegged friend.

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THE PENINSULA HOTEL, NEW YORK, NEW YORK Right down to its location—just four blocks from Central Park—The Peninsula is a pooch paradise. While you might visit for the abundant shopping and entertainment in Midtown Manhattan, your pet will love the park and the pampering that starts with a personalized welcome card and water bottle. Any dog 60 pounds or under is welcome. Fido will have all the comforts of home—a doggie bed, bowl and treats—and (if you’re in a suite) a collar, leash, bandana and small toy, all with the Peninsula logo. He’ll wag his tail and you’ll be worry-free as you discover the award-winning Peninsula Spa, the cutting-edge fitness center and the glass-enclosed pool. Perhaps, after a day of hitting the stores, your much-deserved rest will come on the sun terrace with its panoramic city views, followed by a taste sensation at The Peninsula’s signature Clement restaurant, and when the sun sets, a toast in the rooftop bar, Salon de Ning.

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THE COTTAGES AT NANTUCKET BOAT BASIN, NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS For a laid-back beach experience both you and your pet will love, this inn offers 17 “Woof Cottages” that are often in demand. Dogs are greeted by their own pet concierge, a lab/spaniel named Bailey, who knows this famous island like the back of his paw. Guests and their pooches have all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen to make favorite meals, doggie beds, personalized pet tags and nautical chew toys— just right for lodgings with views of the blue harbor. Dog-walking services are available, but visitors also may enjoy taking a long trek with their pet at neighboring Sanford Farm. After making their pet happy, visitors can indulge themselves with a first-class massage or spa treatment at the nearby White Elephant Spa, where the scenery rivals the serenity you experience. Or hop on a complimentary bike for a tour of the town, perhaps stopping for a bite at one of the many eateries. There’s also a free bus to Nantucket’s beaches—a not-to-be-missed destination.

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Don’t yawn next year when your neighbor opens his garage to show off his self-driving car—and by all means don’t ask with a snarky smile, “How high does it fly?” Fact is, by 2019 your own garage could be home to a self-driving vehicle that soars way above traffic. It’s the Surefly from the Ohio-based Workhorse Group, and it’s either a reimagined helicopter that can give you and your sweetheart a lift or a drone you can send home alone like a horse that knows the way. You decide. Set to hit the market next year for a close-to-theground price of under $200,000, the Surefly VTOL (vertical-takeoff-and-landing) craft has been building buzz since its debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show. It’s not the only “air taxi” in development, but while the others use electric motors alone, Surefly is powered by a gas combustion engine. It boasts a range of 70 miles, an hour’s flight time per tank and a maximum lift capacity of 400

lbs.—that’s two adults, or one adult and some stuff— thanks to eight propellers fixed in contra-rotating pairs on four arms. And to give you peace of mind that this is not your last adventure, its makers make triple-sure of Surefly. There’s full computer and electrical redundancy, and if the gas-powered generator fails, two 7.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery packs take over to assure a safe landing. If those balk too, there’s even a ballistic parachute to waft you to the ground. Did we say “garage?” With a fuselage and propellers crafted of carbon fiber, this nimble 1,100-pounder (for a helicopter, that’s svelte) can indeed fold its arms down to fit snugly into a standard car garage. And how high can Surefly fly? Workhorse puts its flight ceiling at 4,000 feet. For a personal vehicle so compact and nimble, that’s a lift for the spirits even in this techjaded age.

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YOUR OYSTER Open up and explore all the flavors these beautifully briny bivalves have to offer. By Daria Meoli

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ou’ve got to hand it to the oyster; it’s nothing if not diverse. The marvelous mollusk comes in more than 150 varieties, each with its own distinct taste and texture. For those looking to expand their oyster horizons or try these slippery little suckers for the first time this season, here are a few—forgive us—pearls of wisdom. While these gems of the sea can be enjoyed year-round, oyster aficionados agree that the briny bivalves are at their peak flavor between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. From the Hog Island Sweetwater to the First Light, the clever names for oyster varieties seem to go on forever. This nomenclature reflects where the oysters live, the type of water they filter and the way they are handled. However, there are only five distinct species of oysters found in the U.S.: Pacific, Atlantic, Kumamoto, European flat and Olympic.

Geography matters too. Oysters raised on the West Coast, such as the Kusshi, Raspberry Point, Goose Point and Royal Miyagi varieties, tend to be sweet, creamy, round and plump with deep edges. Their East Coast counterparts, including Wellfleets, Blue Points, Salt Ponds and Ram Islands, are usually brinier, chewier and narrower. Avoid an oyster if the shell is cracked, has holes or is open and will not close to the touch. Once the mollusk passes the shell test, the oyster meat should be plump and juicy and have a healthy sheen. To really taste each variety’s nuances, eat oysters raw. Whether you are ordering them at an oyster bar or preparing them at home, they should be kept alive until the moment before they are consumed. If you buy a bag of freshly harvested oysters and some are dead, all is not lost. These oysters can be grilled, fried or enjoyed in a stew or chowder. What to quaff with oysters? During the Civil War, Union General McClellan’s slowness caused Lincoln’s Secretary

of War to grumble that he was goofing off instead of pursuing Rebs. “This champagne and oysters on the Potomac must be stopped,” said Edwin Stanton—but even he couldn’t kill that classic pairing. Besides champagne, Vinho Verde or even Sauvignon Blanc are other good mollusk matches. But so are beers, such as India pale ales or fruity wheat beers—or porters, which offer a delicious break from the norm. A dry martini also pairs nicely. Whether you choose to savor these salty treats with a splash of lemon, with a hint of hot sauce or smothered in mignonette, there is one rule for eating oysters: Do not swallow them in one gulp. Oysters should be chewed to enjoy all the tightly packed taste. In the center of the oyster is a disc of muscle with a sweetness similar to scallops, and the belly pops with salty liquid. Chewing will mix these flavors together nicely. One last tip: Eating oysters can feel awkward, but slurp with confidence and don’t waste a drop of the salty goodness.

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Grown near Cape Cod, these hearty, meaty oysters are a bit rare but worth the hunt. Biting into the meat offers a burst of flavor with a creamy, citrus, vanillalike finish. Home: Massachusetts

KUMAMOTO

Originally a Japanese cultured oyster, this fruity and firm variety is now common in the Northwest. The Kumamotos are mild and sweet and have a melonlike flavor that makes them ideal for first-time oyster eaters. Home: Washington

Belons, a type of European flat, were originally brought to Maine in the ’50s by scientists hoping to repopulate the region’s oyster beds. Today they are flourishing off the Atlantic coast. Maine Belons are harvested by divers and have a strong flavor with a metallic-tinny finish. These bivalves are not for the faint of heart. Home: Maine

COFFIN BAY KING

Grown off the West Coast of Australia, Coffin Bay King oysters grow for six years instead of the usual 18 months and have up to 10 times more meat than the average oyster. While currently available only in Australia, Europe and Asia, this expensive delicacy (about $74 for one) can make for a sweet indulgence on overseas trips. Home: Australia

Wellfleets are exposed to the open air on the beach as the tides recede. This forces them to hold their shells closed tightly until the tide returns, giving their meat a firm texture. It takes between two to three years to cultivate these wild, potent, briny oysters. Home: Massachusetts

APALACHICOLA

These Gulf Coast oysters are harvested right off the bulge of the Florida panhandle. This area has been called one of the “oyster miracle places.” Apalachicola is the last place in the United States where wild oysters are still harvested by fishermen in small boats using tongs. Home: Florida

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In California, knowing the rules but choosing to break them has yielded some wonderfully unusual wines. By Josh Sens

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hen most winemakers describe their work, they lean on artsy or scientific terms. They talk about terroir or malolactic fermentation or the handmade magic required to coax the most out of their fruit. But Scott Sampler is not like most vintners. He speaks of spaghetti sauce. “That was the association I had from the start,” he says. “I was thinking of cooking low and slow, like the Sunday dinners my mother used to make.” Those dinners were served in the Silver Lake and Los Feliz neighborhoods of Los Angeles, where Sampler grew up. His father was a noted graphic designer. His mother was an actress of Italian descent. Among her specialties was pasta smothered in long-simmered tomato and meat sauce. Whatever the meal, wine was always on the table, and Sampler’s father often slipped him sips, developing his son’s appreciation for the stuff. But that didn’t make a winemaker of him. After college at UC Berkeley, Sampler returned to LA and worked as a script writer and music video director. It was the emotionally taxing end of a romantic relationship in the early aughts that sent him on a new path. Traveling around on what he calls a “breakup tour,” he wound up crashing with a friend whose home sat in the mountainous folds of the Malibu. Looking at the steepsloped property around him, Sampler thought, “Why not plant grapes and start making wine?” Fast-forward to the present. Sampler is the driving force behind the Central Coast Group Project (CCGP), a collaborative—and iconoclastic—winery that produces startling vintages in anything but the old-fashioned way. From his first release, in 2012, he has opted for what he describes as a “neo-primitive” approach. Another way to put it is that he makes his wine the way his mother made sauce—low and slow. He lets the grapes stay in contact with the skins and stems for anywhere from a month to six months. He stirs frequently throughout the process, tasting as he goes,

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not unlike an Italian home cook hovering over a stove. In the early goings, Sampler’s many wine-world acquaintances were skeptical of his process; they thought it sounded like a recipe for vinegar. It turned out to be a blueprint for beautifully subtle vintages that marry wonderfully with food. No matter the wine—a boldly structured Syrah; a red Rhone varietal red; a bright everyday white—Sampler stuck to his rule-breaking methods: long maceration, little sulfur, no new oak. There was no arguing with his results. CCGP wines have been embraced by sommeliers and have found a home at acclaimed restaurants from Le Coucou and Racines in New York to Craft and Spago in LA. “There is a certain amount of risk to making wine this way, because a lot can go wrong,” Sampler says. “But I’m working in small batches, and I’m watching things very, very closely. I’m basically living with the wines, and I know what I’m after, which is a clear, honest expression of whatever varietal I’m working with.” In his departure from convention, Sampler is unusual. But in California, he’s not alone. Elements of his rustic, low-sulfur approach are mirrored at wineries such as Piedrasassi, a Lompoc-based producer of unvarnished Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, among other varietals; and the aptly named Lo-Fi Wines in Los Alamos, where Mike Roth and Craig Winchester rely on native yeast and little to no sulfur to produce irresistibly drinkable Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. Like Sampler, Roth, a former chef, draws inspiration from his favorite kitchens, where the idea was to gather great ingredients and then not fuss with them. His wines, he says, aren’t meant to be collected, but to be enjoyed. To make them, he relies on just a few rules: They shouldn’t be overmanipulated, overripe or overpriced. “Ultimately, the standard is deliciousness,” Roth says. “Forget about the process for a minute. In the end, you want wines that are like food so good you don’t want to stop eating. The wines should be so gulpable, you want to pour yourself another glass.”

TASTING NOTES Lo-Fi 2017 Santa Barbara Cabernet Franc, $24 Bright, brambly fruit runs through this medium-bodied wine, a vintage so versatile it marries with almost anything from soup to steak. Delicious lightly chilled, it can even be enjoyed with a salad. Central Coast Group Project 2013 Fauve Syrah, $75 An opulent wine with a silken texture, it emanates aromas of wild berries and pink peppercorns, with just the right acidity to splice the lushness. Wonderful with roasts of all kinds. Central Coast Group Project 2013 Barrington Hall Wine Dinner Special Cuvée, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, $75 Notes of concentrated spice and fruit mingle with hints of rosemary, thyme and bay leaf in a wine that pairs beautifully with poultry.

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Clockwise from top left: Lo-Fi Wines founder Mike Roth doesn’t fuss much with the ingredients of a good wine; Scott Sampler is the driving force behind the Central Coast Group Project, which produces wines that can be found in restaurants across the country; Zach Jarosz and Ian Sergy focus on Rhone-style varietals at Archium Cellars in Santa Barbara County; enjoying a glass of red wine; Mutt Lynch Winery produces a family of reds for its Dog Series; enthusiasts participate in Blendfest, held annually in Paso Robles; Lo-Fi Wines’ Pét-Nat Rosé is made from hand-harvest and sustainably grown grapes. FA LL/WIN TER 2018 THE SUB STA N CE OF ST Y L E

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book review

No one knows more about selling than ANDRISEN MORTON’s friend and colleague Jack Mitchell. His newly released book, Selling the Hug Your Customers Way (available on Amazon), is a powerful read, guaranteed to improve your business and enrich your life. Why should I read this book if I’m not a salesperson?

We’re all selling something at various times in our lives. Doctors sell their healing ability when they’re with a new patient. Lawyers sell their persuasive talents and knowledge of the law. When we apply to a college or go on a job interview, we’re selling our qualifications. Day after day, in all walks of life, most of us are selling something to someone. How can customers find the right salesperson, one who won’t talk them into something that’s not right for them? (We’ve all been there!)

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Best-selling author and retail expert Jack Mitchell on shopper/seller relationships. By Karen Alberg Grossman

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You can usually get a feel for a sales associate in the first few minutes, if not seconds. First off, do they ask, “Can I help you?” (which is the exact wrong way to begin a relationship), rather than greet you warmly with a smile, allowing you to indicate when you need assistance. Do they look you in the eye? Do they want to know your name and get a feel for who you are before suggesting something? The right salesperson won’t rush you if you don’t want to be rushed and won’t schmooze if you’re in a hurry. They’ll ask how to reach you in the future; they’ll give you a business card so you can reach them. A good seller shows passion without pushing. What do you look for when you hire sellers?

They’ve got to have integrity—something few psychological tests pick up. They need to be positive and enthusiastic with a sincere desire to grow. They have to genuinely like people and revere customer service. If you shop at ANDRISEN MORTON, these are the types of associates you’ll encounter. What was the best sale you ever made?

Convincing Linda to marry me, 57 years ago.

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At Dependable Cleaners we know we’ve got big shoes to fill. We miss you Uncle Rick. In Memory, your friends and loving family at

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Andrisen Morton: Fall/Winter 2018  
Andrisen Morton: Fall/Winter 2018