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DEPARTMENTS Memo | 6 Andrisen Morton has new looks and a new look this spring.

The andrisen morton Guide | 11 The 411 on Tateossian and Megin Spivey bracelets...dressing up in FRAME denim...Bruli’s one-of-a-kind shirts...and much more.

the techie | 16 You may not need any of these new toys, but you’ll certainly want them!

Music | 18 The best cure for a fake-news hangover in this age of discontent: Spin some mind-cleansing tracks from these up-and-coming artists.

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ryan reynolds | 20 This ladies’ man may have finally settled down, but he’s still continuing a love affair with three women: his wife and two daughters.

a Practical Performer | 34 Ferrari’s GTC4Lusso is packed with groundbreaking tech, 680 ponies under the hood and seating for four—placing it in a class of its own.

Essentials | 22 It’s never been easier to refresh your look—and have some fun too.

Out of India | 36

the perfect fit | 56

With lush rainforests, whitesand beaches and eye-popping coral reefs, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer a scenic retreat like no other.

Discover the differences between bespoke and made-to-measure.

grooming | 60 These treatments are so quick, they’re the epitome of a “lunch-hour procedure”— and they’ll easily help you love the way you look.

spring for it | 42 Stay ahead of the sartorial curve with the season’s must-have looks.

filipino is the new thai | 70

fitness | 62

Get ready—the exotic flavor of the Philippines is coming to a restaurant near you.

Is your workout routine on the ropes? Here’s a remedy.

the sporting life | 66

wines by the water | 74

Streamsong’s two quirky tracks have been smashing the clichés about Florida golf. Now there’s a third course to play.

With these wine choices, the Mediterranean is but a sip away.

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pursuits | 68


Napa Valley’s wines are world-class—and so, as savvy travelers are discovering, is its newest boutique hotel, the Archer.

Can-Am’s Maverick X3 Turbo gobbles terrain —sandy, rocky, muddy or just plain rough.

on the move

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We know you’re going places. And you’ll look great getting there in the season’s latest fashions.


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brands from across the pond, slip-on sneakers and a new-look magazine!

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Every six months, men’s clothing literally resets with new styles, trends, colors, textures, brands and attitudes about what today’s man should or shouldn’t wear. Consequently, each fall and spring the store goes through a renewal, too. It’s always out with the old and in with the new. And this season is no different. We have so much wonderful new spring merchandise—from tailored clothing and casual wear to shorts, sportswear and swimsuits—we’re beside ourselves with anticipation to show you what may be our best spring collection yet! You’ll find much of it in our photo sections “Spring For It” and “On The Move.” This brings us to the Andrisen Morton magazine, which hopefully, you’ve already noticed has also been rebooted. The magazine is brighter, easier to read and now filled with more style advice and lifestyle features than ever before in what we’re calling The Andrisen Morton Guide. As we move forward with this new approach, you’ll find interesting articles on modern living, food, travel, clothing, celebrity profiles and more. So settle back, grab your favorite beverage and peruse the pages of the new Andrisen Morton magazine. Then come on in to revamp your personal style— from tailored classics to the newest looks. This spring, as always, we remain forever dedicated to exceeding your expectations on your every visit. And for that we are forever grateful. Until then…


Warmest regards, Craig, Dave, John and Lindsay

ANDRISEN MORTON 270 SAINT PAUL ST. DENVER, CO. 11797 TELEPHONE: 303.377.8488 STORE HOURS MONDAY TO SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Editor RITA GUARNA Art Director STEPHEN M. VITARBO Associate Editor DARIUS AMOS Editorial assistant ALENA WOODS art assistant YVONNE MARKI Contributing Editors LEE LUSARDI CONNOR, LANCE DEBLER, TIMOTHY KELLEY, NANCY MATTIA, MARISA SANDORA, JOSH SENS Contributing Photographer JOE KEUM 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 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. 11797; telephone 303.377.8488. Advertising Inquiries: Contact Shae Marcus at 856.797.2227 or


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Sneakerheads, rejoice: In a book simply titled Sneakers, author Rodrigo Corral offers what’s been called the “definitive exploration” of casual footwear and the cultural phenomenon it created. Spread over 320 pages, the tome offers not only a seemingly endless collection of photos but also interviews with celebrities, sports figures and industry gurus. One of its most fascinating tales? Designer Jeff Staple recalls how one of his collections actually incited a riot on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 2005. Meanwhile, ad genius Jim Riswold talks about making some of Nike’s best-known commercials (he’s the one who paired Michael Jordan with Bugs Bunny and created the “Bo Knows” campaign featuring Bo Jackson); Adidas’ Rachel Muscat and Jon Wexler chat about their superstar collaborator, Kanye West; and tennis champ Serena Williams makes a surprising revelation (sorry, no spoilers here). We think it all makes for an immensely enjoyable read. It’s available in bookstores and ready to entertain any and all footwear fanatics.

Men’s jewelry may have fallen out of favor for a while, but it’s back with a vengeance. Why the sudden popularity? First, know that the bracelets of today bear little resemblance to the stuff in your dad’s jewelry box. Today’s options really push the cool button. Skeptical? Tell us that a classic black leather bracelet from Tateossian isn’t the essence of cool. Or imagine wearing an actual dinosaur bone on your wrist. That’s Megin Spivey’s style—she gathers her inspiration (and raw materials) from all four corners of the world. Bracelets are back, totally reinvented, and ready to help you make your statement. You might be wearing a fossil, but you won’t look like one. Stop by Andrisen Morton and find your new favorite.



A major trend that may be sneaking up on you (excuse the pun) is how sneakers can enhance your look. When you think about it, it’s the sartorial trend you’ve been waiting for since you were a kid wearing Chuck Taylors. But, like all fun stuff, it comes with a warning: It has to be done right! Not just any sneaker will work with any outfit—trust your Andrisen Morton associate to help you find the perfect pair. We carry fine leather sneakers from renowned brands like Ermenegildo Zegna, Santoni, Magnanni, Tod’s and New Balance in a whole range of styles. So whether you’re looking for bold, masculine or playful, we’ll advise you on the best sneaker to complete your look.

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THE ANDRISEN MORTON GUIDE THE A–Z LIST 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.






When “dressing down” really means “dressing up,” your best friend is FRAME denim. FRAME was inspired by the European casual style of the ’70s, but it has an American-made pedigree. Think West Coast attitude with a Euro aesthetic. FRAME is a favorite of runway models when they’re on their own time— what does that tell you? Launched in 2012 but new at Andrisen Morton, FRAME grew out of its co-founders’ search for the perfect shade of blue jeans. Visit the store the next time you want to “dress down” and let us show you why we are so excited about FRAME.


If you’ve been to Andrisen Morton lately, you’ve noticed construction underway in Cherry Creek. New retail, restaurant and residential spaces are on the way as part of a sweeping long-term improvement of the area. A wider variety of retailers and open areas for shoppers will make Cherry Creek an even better place to spend some time, while enhancing Denver’s overall vibe. And it will make your trip to Andrisen Morton even more enjoyable, with more fun things to do close by after you come in to see us.


Clothes change. Styles change. And things that were out of the question yesterday are OK today. The trend of wearing a polo under a sportcoat is an emerging trend this spring. Now, the right shirt under the right sportcoat will ride the trend and look great. Of course, there’s no need to put your dress shirts away, but we’ll show you how knitwear will complete your look. You already know brands like Isaia, Kiton, Culturata, Canali and Ermenegildo Zegna have great sportcoats and tailored shirts, but these heavy hitters also have incredible polos and tees. Stop in the store to shop this fresh and exciting trend and add to your wardrobe!

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Without resorting to clichés, we all agree that Italians are known for their creative flair and the Swiss are respected for their precision and efficiency. But can the two actually be combined into one super-line of apparel? The answer: a firm “yes”—and it already exists. Bruli shirts are made in Ticino, an Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. The company uses fabric from small Italian weavers, and its detail-obsessed production processes recall authentic Swiss craftsmanship. Bruli shirts are new to Andrisen Morton, but they combine the best of Old World expertise and dedication. Ask our team to introduce you to Bruli, shirts made with both Italian style and Swiss excellence.

BEST BALLPARKS TO VISIT THIS SPRING On a business trip and have an afternoon to play hooky? You know taking in a ball game will provide nine innings of bright green stress relief. But in some towns, it’s not just the team that is the attraction—the ballpark itself is something to enjoy. We love going to Coors Field to root for the Rockies, but here are five other standout stadiums across the land to put on your baseball bucket list: San Diego’s Petco Park: The Padres’ performance hasn’t lived up to the awesomeness of its stadium, sadly, but that’s beside the point. Opened in 2004, this park features spectacular views of the San Diego skyline and excellent local food and drink options—and there are plenty of bathrooms and beer stands. You also can’t beat the San Diego weather. Chicago’s Wrigley Field: Known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall and the iconic red marquee over the main entrance, this 104-year-old ballpark retains its nostalgic appeal even after an extensive renovation that followed the 2014 season. Fans will appreciate new concession stands in an improved concourse opening this year. And check out Wrigleyville, the lively surrounding neighborhood. Pittsburgh’s PNC Park: The Pirates’ home has an intimate feel, with the highest seat in the stadium only 88 feet from the field. And every seat (except in the bleachers) features spectacular views of downtown and the riverfront. Opened in 2001 and built in the style of classic stadiums, PNC Park features archways, steel trusswork and a natural grass playing field that pleases purists, but also the latest amenities like a wide range of food options for fans. Boston’s Fenway Park (pictured): Catching a game at Fenway is a must for any diehard baseball fan, but to get the best local color and history of MLB’s oldest park, sign up for a tour, available year-round. You’ll see the iconic ballpark that has been home to the Boston Red Sox since it was built in 1912, and you can sit atop the Green Monster (its high leftfield wall) and check out the press box, the rooftop garden and a small museum. San Francisco’s AT&T Park: The Giants’ home opened in 2000, replacing iconic Candlestick Park. And the great views of San Francisco Bay are only part of the appeal of this award-winning stadium. Expansive concourses that feature top-notch dining options, an interactive play area for children and adults, the world’s largest baseball glove and boatloads of Willie Mays memorabilia are all part of the fun. 14


Craig Andrisen explains how to sail through life without giving offense. I see men wearing trousers with either cuffs or plain bottoms, as well as shirts with French or barrel cuffs. How should I wear these garments? —Baffled in Boulder Cuff the suit pants! It will dress up your look and give it better balance. If you’re wearing separate trousers, however, wear them without the cuffs. Individual trouser bottoms are usually a little more narrow and they tend to lay better on the shoe. For shirts, a French cuff is an absolute must for formal and dressy occasions. But avoid them for everyday wear—I don’t care whether you’re the president or not! For daily use, a barrel cuff—either one- or two-button, curved or mitered—is trustworthy and classy.


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: MARCH 23–24 Canali and Eton

APRIL 20–21 Boglioli

MARCH 30–31 Isaia and Pantaloni Torino

APRIL 24–28 Kiton Tour

APRIL 6–7 Brunello Cucinelli, J Brand and W. Kleinberg

MAY 4–5 Faherty

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Gadgets & Gear These new toys might not be a true necessity, but need-schmeed­— we want ’em!

GET A GOOD LOOK Are you still squinting to see what’s stirring in the distance? Feast your eyes on the Maven B3 binoculars, an incredible mid-range option for bird watchers, hunters and anyone who needs to zoom in on the action. The compact and lightweight body boasts elite optics that deliver superior low-light performance, razorsharp clarity and smooth focusing. Grab a set and see for yourself. $525.



A THRILLING GRILLING EXPERIENCE You already use your phone to pay bills and fly drones, but are you using it yet to grill a steak? With the Traeger Timberline 850 pellet grill and its smartphone app, you can remotely monitor the temperature inside the airtight gasket and the internal temperature of the meat. It also features three-tier stainless steel grates that accommodate six pork butts, eight rib racks or nine whole chickens. $1,700.


KILLER WORKOUT Not many float like a butterfly and sting like a bee these days, but you can sure try. The speed bag boxing kit from Killspencer Athletics lets fitness gurus and Rocky-wannabes hit like a champ while boosting hand-eye coordination. The welded steel frame and swivel hold the premium black leather bag securely in place so it’ll never go down for the count. $1,245.



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THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE If you live a made-to-measure lifestyle, you’ll want to add the Alchemy Eros road bike to your collection. Each titanium and carbon frame is handmade in the U.S., and owners can customize frame shape, brake system and color, among other features—in true bespoke manner. As for the ride? It’s fast on flats, comfy on long journeys and overall silky smooth. $3,500.



START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT Ditch the single-serve coffee pods and overpriced chain brews: You deserve a morning jolt from Dutch Lab’s Steampunk AKMA 3000 coffee maker. The avant-garde, Korean design features a three-liter tank for water, three deposits for grounds and three glass jars to collect brewed coffee. (That’ll keep you awake!) OK, so maybe at 3 feet tall it won’t fit on the kitchen counter—but you know it would look good! $5,200.


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OUT OF THIS WORLD At ease, James Bond fans—Bossa Sound’s Moonraker speaker system has nothing to do with the film series (though it’s perfect for a home theater). Despite its minimalist design, each speaker system delivers immense audio output (150 watts) and connects to wired and wireless equipment. Now that’s music to our ears! $2,400.

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Best cure for a fake-news hangover in this age of discontent: Spin some mind-cleansing tracks from these up-and-coming artists. By Mark Dowden


Proudly Southern, gay, Christian, post-punk, recovering from addiction and just months out of her teens, Julien Baker embraces what to some would seem contradictory strands of identity. Her songs are raw and intimate, giving the listener the sense, as writer Rachel Syme put it, of “eavesdropping on someone else’s prayers.” Concerned with themes of brokenness and redemption, Baker’s lyrics are fresh and honest. This latter-day pilgrim also happens to be highly listenable. The album: Turn Out the Lights Go-to song: “Appointments” Deeper dives: “Sour Breath.” Also check out “Blacktop” from Baker’s first album, Sprained Ankle.


Their hiatus may not set a record, but close: Slowdive, an English “shoegaze” band, went 22 years between recording sessions. The reunited band’s self-titled album, released last spring, shows the benefits of aging—or maybe just the benefits of creating art outside “The Scene That Celebrates Itself,” which the music press turned into a pressure cooker. On the new Slowdive, you’ll find meticulous songwriting and musicianship combined to produce a beautifully textured collection of tunes. The album: Slowdive Go-to song: “Sugar for the Pill” Deeper dives: “Slowmo” from the new album, “Celia’s Dream” from Just for a Day

ROSTAM As the musical leader and producer of Vampire Weekend, Rostam Batmanglij employed hand drums, harpsichord and strings to create a cheery, distinctive, genre-blurring sound. As the solo act Rostam (preferring to be mononymous), he brings the same signature techniques to his debut album, Half-Light. Rostam’s vocal style—somewhat hushed and often near-mumbling—is decidedly un-Vampire, but it’s pleasing and well-suited to his lyrics, which paint soft images of past memories. The album: Half-Light Go-to song: “Bike Song” Deeper dives: The short, haunting “I Will See You Again.” Also sample “In a Blackout” from Rostam’s collaborative album with Hamilton Leithauser.



The title Aromanticism, or the inability to experience romantic love, telegraphs this album’s bleak lyrical point of view. But singersongwriter Moses Sumney’s mood isn’t one of despair. In the solitary life, he seems to find both comfort and challenge. And so he wraps his blues in a package that sounds downright romantic, compact of dreamy harmonies, warm strings and Sumney’s own emotive, falsetto crooning. The songs may pack a series of existential bummers, but they also have the power of sonic seduction. The album: Aromanticism Go-to song: “Self-Help Tape” Deeper dives: “Plastic” and “San Fran,” both from the EP Mid-City Island




There are two kinds of playlists—the kind that makes an unobtrusive background soundtrack (meh) and the kind that keeps you on your toes, reaching to adjust the volume with each new song. This is the latter kind, with recordings that span seven decades and cover genres from R&B to trip-hop. “Jenny of the Roses” by Hiss Golden Messenger “Little Sally Walker” by The Rivingtons “Let Me Go” by Cake “Roadless” by Frightened Rabbit “Witness” by Benjamin Booker “Foggy Day” by Beegie Adair 18

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Ladies’ Man Ryan Reynolds may have finally settled down, but he’s still continuing a love affair with three women: his (very famous) spouse and their two daughters. By Lance Debler


Wilson, who acquires a superhuman healing factor that enables him to survive unfortunate events like decapitation—in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The role brought him a new level of fame: People magazine named him one of its Sexiest Men Alive twice before bestowing the top honor upon him in 2010, and fashion bloggers began obsessing over his dressed-upyet-laid-back sense of style. For the Origins premiere, he ditched the jacket of his black three-piece suit and cut a breezy figure, the sleeves rolled up on his dress shirt. It’s a relaxed look that has stayed on constant display: In 2016, when that X-Men role finally turned into what’s sure to be his franchise goldmine with the release of the official Deadpool film, he showed up in a camel-colored suit, no belt and enough “dapper” to drench the red carpet. By then, of course, he’d met and married Lively and spawned the aforementioned two daughters, James, now 4, and Ines, 2. So will Reynolds begin embracing his dad status and lay back even more? Could be. While promoting Deadpool in London, he hit the press trail with mostly grey hair, a matching salt-and-pepper beard and a pair of thick-rimmed black glasses. Of course, no one seemed to mind his mature new look: Courtesy of style watchers, Twitter users and just about everyone else on Earth, Ryan Reynolds was officially proclaimed Hollywood’s newest silver fox.

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Opposite page, clockwise from left: Ryan Reynolds strikes a dapper pose in a three-piece suit at a Hugo Boss event, gets laidback in leather for a photoshoot, hits the red carpet in a V-neck sweater and blazer combo at the 2009 premiere of The Proposal and gets totally casual while posing on a Harley-Davidson.


ith a wife and two young daughters at home, you might assume that Ryan Reynolds is ready to build an impassable man cave and retreat to it frequently. But you’d be wrong. “I’m just fine being surrounded by estrogen,” the 41-year-old (and better half of actress/lifestyle maven Blake Lively) once told an interviewer. “I grew up in a house full of testosterone. I’m the youngest of four boys, and my dad was a cop—and that’s intense. For whatever reason, I always got along great with girls.” No kidding. Before he settled into domestic bliss with Lively—they exchanged vows at a South Carolina plantation in 2012—he romanced several wellknown women. One of his most serious (but often forgotten-by-the-masses) relationships: a three-year union with angst-ridden rocker Alanis Morissette, to whom he was even engaged. Those looking for insight on the split need look only as far as Morissette’s 2008 Flavors of Entanglement album; she’s said it was inspired by the pain of the breakup, with the song “Torch” specifically based on Reynolds. The Canadian-born actor, meanwhile, rebounded quickly: He soon began dating Hollywood goddess Scarlett Johansson (the two were wed by 2008, with a divorce following three years later). Professionally, his career soared. In 2009, he first appeared as Deadpool—aka mild-mannered Wade


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Recipes from Local Restaurants

Colorado Rack of Lamb, Lavender Oregano Spaetzle, Tzatziki, Fig Gastrique (Serves 4) FOR THE RACK OF LAMB INGRE DI E N T S • About 12 medallions, about 1 1/2lbs INSTR U CT I ON S • With a sharp knife, remove fat cap from lamb chops and “French” the bones by removing the fat from them as well. • Cut medallions and rub with salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, and rosemary to taste. • Grill to 130 degrees, or medium rare. • Let rest 3–5 minutes before serving.

FOR THE LAVENDER OREGANO SPAETZLE IN G R E D IE N T S • 8oz Egg Yolks • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour • 1/2 cup milk • 3/4 teaspoon ground lavender • 3/4 teaspoon picked and chopped oregano • Salt and pepper IN S T R U C T IO N S • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. • Prepare a perforated pan with non-stick oil. Perforations should be approximately 1/4” large. • On a stove top, bring 4 quarts of salted water to a boil. Place prepared pan above boiling water. Spoon some of the pasta mixture into the base. Spread dough dontinuously until it drips into the water, forming small beads of spaetzle. Cook dough for about 3 minutes until it sets. • Transfer cooked spaetzel into an ice bath and cool the dough. • Repeat until all dough has been cooked. • Drain and cool the pasta on a separate tray. • Prior to serving, lightly cook in clarified butter until light brown. • Garnish with picked chervil

FOR THE TZATZIKI INGREDIENTS • 1 cup creme fraiche • 1/3 cup yogurt • 1/4 cucumber, brunoise • 1/4 lemon, zested • 2 cloves of garlic, grated • 1/4 teaspoon lemon oil • Salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS • Combine and mix ingredients. Let set for 1 hour. Serve beneath the spaetzle.

FOR THE FIG GASTRIQUE INGREDI ENTS • 1 cup red wine vinegar • 1/4 cup balsalmic vinegar • 3/8 cup sherry vinegar • 1/2 pound halved Black Mission figs • 3/4 cup sugar INSTRUCTI ONS • Combine all ingredients into a medium sauce pan. • Bring to a boil. • Reduce to a simmer. • Reduce mixture until nappe. • Strain through a China cap to keep seeds but discard the fruit. • Drizzle on base of plate before tzatziki.

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With groundbreaking tech and 680 ponies under the hood, Ferrari’s GTC4Lusso is in a class of its own. And there’s seating for the entire family!


Don’t let the spacious trunk and wagon-like silhouette fool you, this is every bit a Ferrari as Magnum P.I.’s 308 GTS—and it might be better! The legendary Italian luxury sports car maker has revamped its old FF model and renamed it the GTC4Lusso (one word, Ferrari says). Casual drivers will love the trunk space and seating for four. But enthusiasts will appreciate the power, falling for the 680-horsepower V12 engine and all-wheel drive/four-wheel steering combo—a first in the gran turismo class. Undoubtedly, this is a Ferrari!

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A front-mounted 6.2liter V12 engine cranks out 680 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. (That’s a big roar!) All that muscle catapults the Lusso from 0–62 mph in 3.4 seconds; it has a reported top speed of 207 mph. Catch your breath before you read on.

The big coupe obeys every steering command thanks to 20-inch front and rear wheels. The 117.7-inch wheel base, wide like other sports coupes, provides extra stability.

A sports coupe for the snow? Not only does the Lusso feature a rugged AWD system, but its four-wheel steering (when needed, the front and rear wheels will steer into a turn) gives it top-notch handling and control.

From sculpted sides and chiseled crease lines to aggressive angles, styling on the Lusso—which translates to “luxury”— earns higher marks than its predecessor, the Ferrari FF.

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A 10.3-inch touchscreen is mission control of the infotainment system. Together with the knob-and-button interface, the audio, phone and ventilation systems are intuitive and easy to navigate.

Like Formula 1 racers, Lusso drivers can control the car without taking their hands off the wheel. Controls for ignition, headlights, turn signals and windshield wipers are mounted on the front of the steering wheel. Rotary switches for the audio system are built into the back of the wheel spokes.

The Lusso’s two rear seats aren’t just for looks—two people can fit snuggly in the back. It’s unlikely that a pro basketball player can squeeze in (this is a sports coupe, after all) but this car has 16 millimeters more legroom than its predecessor.

The company’s trademark twin rear lights broaden the horizontal lines of the rear profile. Tailpipes remind those who follow behind the car of its raw power.


With an AWD drivetrain and ground clearance higher than any other sports car, driving in everyday conditions (including nasty potholes) is a breeze.

Unlike many luxury sports coupes, the Lusso provides ample trunk space. Pop the hatchback and stow your groceries, luggage or even a couple of golf bags. Going skiing? Fold down the 50/50 split rear seats to fit all your gear.


Ferrari’s prancing horse emblem is mounted front and center on the large single grille, which provides all the necessary air intake to cool the mighty V12 beneath the hood.

Double pane glass is used throughout the vehicle, including an optional panoramic moonroof, giving riders a sweeping view of the surroundings. Though noise is an expected quality of Ferraris, the glass, coupled with an improved exhaust system and extra soundmuffling fiberglass, keeps the cabin quiet.

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With lush rainforests, white-sand beaches and eye-popping coral reefs, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer a scenic retreat like no other. By Nancy Mattia

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This page, clockwise from top left: The on islands that are off-limits to tourists. f your bucket list includes vacationing on a remote island private villa at Jalakara, a boutique hotel, As for the isles you can visit, be forewarned: It takes where the water is blue and clear and the white sand is built into the hill and outfitted with a double hammock for resting or just time, patience and more time to reach them. To get sparkles like tiny diamonds, then pack lots of sunscreen gazing. The infinity pool at Jalakara is to Havelock Island, for example, you typically fly into and head to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a far-flung lined with Italian mosaic tiles and Indian granite; a French filtration system keeps New Delhi or Mumbai (14 hours nonstop from, for archipelago off the coast of India. the water clean, hygienic—and chilled. Sunsets like this that brilliantly color the example, Newark Liberty International Airport), take Considered one of the most gorgeous out-of-the-way sky are as mesmerizing as they are comanother flight to Andaman and Nicobar’s capital city, destinations in the world, this group of small islands mon on Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Grilled tiger prawns from local waters Port Blair (four hours), then get a boat ride (90 minutes admittedly doesn’t have the trendiness of St. Barts or the make a healthy and delicious dinner. by speed catamaran or two-and-a-half hours by ferry). glamour of Fiji. But think a minute: Isn’t that an addiOpposite: Take a stroll on the bottom of the Andaman Sea for a glimpse of colorful You will be amply rewarded. tional advantage? marine life, such as the striped IndoPacific sergeant. Scuba-diving is big on Havelock, especially from The UN doesn’t keep jaw-dropping statistics, but a first January to May, when the waters are calmest and the surface conditions glimpse of the stunning beaches here surely sets a high international mark best. Want to try something more laid-back? Go snorkeling in the sea for facial muscles gone slack. On 44-square-mile Havelock, one of the biggest and prettiest islands on the archipelago and the place you’ll likely spend around the Island, and you’ll get a close-up view of the colorful life that lies beneath, such as turtles, sharks and rays. There’s also an activity at the most time (Nicobar is still recovering from the 2004 tsunami), you’ll see Elephant Beach called Sea Walk that the whole family (ages 7 and up) some of nature’s finest work, including lush rainforests and exotic flora and can enjoy together. It involves strolling on the bottom of the Andaman fauna. If you want to delve deeper, literally, into this wonderland, there are excellent snorkeling and scuba-diving opportunities to satisfy that urge. And Sea and getting a close-up view of fauna, coral and tropical fish; a specially designed helmet allows you to simultaneously breathe and see yes, it’s just as gorgeous under the sea as above it. the fascinating sights around you. Calling the Andaman and Nicobar Islands “remote” is no exaggeration: Ever thought you’d go to jail on vacation? On these islands, it’s the thing These beauties are tucked between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, to do when you need a break from paradise. Ross Island is as famous for its with India to the west and Myanmar to the north and east. Though they breathtaking beauty and scenic views as it is for its ruins of a penal colony comprise almost 600 isles, only 36 are inhabited and just 17 are accessible to established in 1858 and active during the British occupation of India. But tourists. Jacques Cousteau, the legendary undersea adventurer, was so taken before those infamous days, Ross Island had an opulent life as a colonial with this area that he filmed a documentary here in 1991 called Andaman: base for the British military. Walk around the area today and see remnants of Invisible Islands. He studied not only the spectacular sea life but also the happier times, such as a bakery, a church, tennis courts, a swimming pool, mysterious tribal people who still live a Stone Age life (not just no Netflix; a bazaar, gardens and a ballroom. And while you’re doing the history thing, no running water either). They reside in the dense jungles and rainforests

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This page, clockwise from left: The or TV but do suggest guests “log on” to the beautiful visit the so-called cellular jail, a popular national meFestival of Panguni Uthiram is a colorful tropical surroundings, go swimming in the on-site pool morial monument in Port Blair where political prisoners annual event in Port Blair that celebrates the importance of relationships to Hindu or get a massage at the spa. Though remote, it’s close were incarcerated back in the early 20th century. followers. A scuba diver swims around a enough to go snorkeling at Elephant or Turtle Beach, Until recently, Andaman was the proud home of colorful coral reef deep down on the ocean floor; the Andaman and Nicobar Islands take in the pretty scenery at Radhanagar Beach, or hike Rajan, an elephant who famously swam in the gentle are renowned for their scuba-diving sites, considered some of the best in India. through the jungle, kayak or birdwatch. Since the British waters around the islands and became a YouTube star. Visitors enjoy navigating the tranquil owner, Marko Hill, is also a chef, there’s no doubting the How did he get there? Back in 1883, elephants were waters around the islands in small boats. Opposite: Rajan, the last of the swimming food—it’s fabulous. Seafood such as spiny lobster with brought to the islands to help with timber extracelephants, frolics in the Bay of Bengal a tasty nimbu hollandaise and sugar-cured tiger prawns tion for the burgeoning logging industry. Swimming, alongside a snorkeler; the three-and-a-half ton animal became a beloved tourist attops the daily dinner menu, and fruits and vegetables which elephants excel at, was the most efficient way for traction before his death in 2016. grown locally are used in dishes like the signature “threethe animals to go from island to island. But in 2000, way” papaya and coconut curry. logging was banned on Andaman, making the elephants obsolete. Most Though it hasn’t opened yet, the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa on Radhanwere shipped back to the mainland but a few, like Rajan, remained. Sadly, agar Beach plans to make future travelers’ dreams come true. Spread out though, in 2016, he passed away at age 66—but his legacy and those of the over 30 acres, the resort has 75 villas whose design was inspired by an other waterborne Babars remain a part of the islands’ history. indigenous tribe’s real-life huts, but they’re filled with luxury amenities— Where to stay in this magical world? With scenery so mesmerizing, this isn’t a camping trip, after all. By day, go for a scenic kayak ride; at night booking accommodations in a ramshackle hut would be a downer. Fortueat by candlelight at one of the resort’s fine dining establishments. Make nately, there’s Jalakara, an intimate boutique hotel on Havelock Island with time at the Taj’s holistic spa, where offerings include a detoxification called just six rooms and suites and a private villa, including the “Sky Room,” a Abhisheka; it starts with a body cleansing using the Holy Ganges water and teak pavilion with glass-paneled walls that’s accessed via a private staircase. is followed by a signature massage. Just ask the resort’s butlers what’s on ofWith an outdoor balcony overlooking the main villa lily pond and an en fer—they’re at your beck and call to make your getaway something special. suite bathroom with views of the jungle, even your moments spent inside When you arrive home after vacationing on the Andaman and Nicobar will give you an up-close and personal visit with Mother Nature. Like Islands, it may be difficult to make the transition back to the real world of everything about the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jalakara is distant, set crowds, noise and daily duties. But, fully renewed and rejuvenated, you high in the jungle and backing a rainforest. The property’s owners make a won’t regret your time in this faraway paradise. serious attempt at creating a relaxing environment—they don’t offer Wi-Fi

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LIMITLESS OPTIONS The client can select any detail—subdued or extravagant, simple or complex— that he desires. (Color-accented buttonholes, anyone?)

HAND CUT AND SEWN A tailor uses measurements to prepare fabrics for suit assembly.

FABRICS Bespoke shops have a library of fabrics, usually scores of them from a selection of more than 10 mills.


LIST OF OPTIONS Clients pick from a checklist of choices— for instance, number of jacket buttons, pocket style, vent options, pant pleats and cuffs.

MACHINE CUT AND SEWN Fabric is prepared in a factory, though some work is done by hand.

FABRICS Most shops offer a curated selection of fabrics from one to two mills. Using fewer mills guarantees price point and quality.

MEASUREMENTS There are fewer measurements taken than bespoke. Sales associates or made-to-measure specialists obtain numbers, then send them to a factory.

PATTERN These are based on standard suit sizes. The tailor or house cutter will modify standard patterns based on body shapes, such as shoulder width and jacket length.

PATTERN A new pattern is created for each gent. Because standard or base patterns are not used, the design is truly based on the customer’s body.

MEASUREMENTS The tailor will take as many measurements as needed for a perfect fit. Often numbers are recorded at the client’s home or office.





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TURNAROUND TIME From two to six months

PRODUCTION TIME Tailors can spend between 50 and 100 hours on one suit.

ALTERATIONS Extra material is hidden inside the suit to allow for extensive alterations.

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TURNAROUND TIME From six weeks to two months

PRODUCTION TIME Factory workers and tailors usually need 10 to 20 hours to complete a garment.

ALTERATIONS Adjustments and tailoring can be done, but the options are limited when compared with bespoke.

FITTINGS These are limited. Clients may be called in for a fitting once during the production and for a final fitting after completion.

STITCH TENSION Stitch tension is uniform throughout the entire garment.


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Unhappy with the mug you saw in the mirror this morning? These treatments are so quick, they’re the epitome of a “lunch-hour procedure” — and they’ll easily help you love the way you look.






Just how important is a nice smile? In a survey conducted by, 71% of women said that when it comes to a potential date, the first thing they look at is his teeth. If that isn’t reason enough to polish your grill, here’s one more: It’s easy. Your dentist can provide an in-office laser treatment and lighten your teeth anywhere from six to 12 shades in just one visit, which will take about 30 minutes. You can also try an at-home whitening treatment— Crest, for one, has six options in its 3D White line, including the Luxe Professional Effects kit that promises to remove 14 years of stains. Meanwhile, Go Smile offers an alternative to strips: Its Super White Snap Packs contain capsules of whitening formula that are applied in the morning and at night before bed for seven days. If you’re feeling extra DIY, try brushing with the contents of an activated charcoal capsule: Just as the substance absorbs impurities in your gut, it can also draw stains right off your teeth.

First, the bad news: That double chin you’re getting may be genetic, and any extra time in the gym won’t help. The good news: You can get rid of it with CoolSculpting. The procedure is modern technology’s update on liposuction, offering a non-invasive way to remove fat deposits (see ya, scars!) in a session that typically lasts from 35 to 60 minutes. So how does it work? A precisely controlled cooling treatment actually freezes—and kills—fat cells; in the following weeks, your body will naturally process and eliminate them. You may feel mild pinching, tugging, stinging and aching during the treatment, but those sensations will decrease as the area becomes numb. Afterward, you might experience temporary redness, swelling or bruising and a sensation of fullness in the back of your throat, but those side effects should disappear in a few days. Many patients see dramatic results between one and three months after a session; some see an improvement after just a few weeks.

You may have gotten away with au natural eyebrows so far, but men in their late 20s and 30s often develop a new (and decidedly different) hair growth pattern that can result in a messy look or, worse, the dreaded uni-brow. Fortunately, there’s a solution (and it doesn’t have to do with wax, because we all remember that scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin). Threading is an ancient Indian hair removal that uses—you guessed it—a thread to pull along hair in a twisting motion; that, in turn, traps the hair in a mini-lasso and lifts it right out. The method is ridiculously precise, and because hair is removed straight from the follicle, it won’t come back for about six weeks. Even better: The entire procedure can take as little as two minutes. Oh, and if you’re like Andy (aka that infamous onscreen virgin) and want to rid your chest of its fur, don’t think you’ve found a new way to avoid a wax job: Threading is generally done only on the face.

Already seeing a few lines? Consider microdermabrasion, a non-invasive, non-chemical remedy that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells on your face and stimulate the production of new skin cells that come with higher levels of collagen and elastin (the stuff that lets skin stretch and bounce back). The results: the debut of your younger, healthier-looking face. Microdermabrasion can improve a number of other skin conditions too, including light acne scars, clogged pores and rosacea. The procedure is pretty painless and, best of all, it takes about 30 minutes and will only leave your face with a healthy pink flush afterward—so you can head back to the office with no one the wiser.

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roped in Is your workout routine on the ropes? Here’s a “badass” remedy.


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f spring fever has you battling a case of workout boredom—or waging war on waistline expansion—battle ropes could be your answer. The practice of waving, thrashing and slamming thick ropes provides a fast, high-intensity workout with a big payoff. “Battle ropes are a great alternative for upper body training,” says Rob Sulaver, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and the founder of Bandana Training in New York City. “That’s why boxers and martial arts experts love them.” Football players are also drawn to the workout, says Franklin Antoian, founder of the top-ranked online personal training website iBodyFit. “It builds the skills they need—quickness, agility, power, speed and strength—in short bursts,” he says. Amateur athletes are drawn to battle ropes for the hard-core aspect they add to a workout. The concept was developed by John Brookfield, a renowned fitness expert who holds a number of world strength records (including one for bending 520 penny nails in about 90 minutes). Despite this fearsome lineage, battle ropes are an accessible workout. “It’s like learning to jump rope or ride a bicycle,” Antoian says. “It looks really challenging, and in the beginning it is—but you quickly get the hang of it. It’s great for both men and women, and you can do it no matter what fitness level you’re at.” The ropes are generally 30, 40 or 50 feet long and from 1.5 to 2 inches wide. They weigh between 25 and 50 pounds and can be made of polyester, rubber or even plain old hemp. The most common move—and the one you can find on numerous YouTube videos—is The Wave, in which two equal lengths of rope, secured by an “anchor” (such as a heavy piece of equipment), are made to undulate in ocean-like swells. This lends a play-like, graceful aspect to a super-challenging workout. The demands on muscles, as well as the intense cardio exertion, can make a 20-second interval feel endless. Studies have shown that a battle ropes workout burns as many as 112 calories in 10 minutes. There are technique variations within the Wave category— Tsunami, SideWinder and Rainbows, to name a few. But rope exercises can also consist of pulling, slamming or twisting, often while the user simultaneously does lunges, squats or even jumping jacks. “Battle ropes movements aren’t limited to a single plane of motion—they’re three-dimensional, and you can easily flow from one exercise to the other,” says Sulaver. “That lends itself to a lot of variety, and athletes find that interesting and fun.” Battle ropes newbies should combine 20- to 25-second work intervals with 20-second rest intervals, according to the American Council on Exercise; more experienced or highly conditioned individuals can use 30- or 35-second work intervals and 15-second rest intervals. In either case, a typical battle ropes workout should last no more than 15 to 20 minutes. While battle ropes are becoming increasingly available at gyms—many locations in national chains like Crunch and Equinox offer them—they also work well at home. “When I design a home gym for a client, battle ropes are always on the list because there are so many exercises you can do with them,“ Sulaver says. “They’re relatively inexpensive, and when you’re done you can put them away and they don’t take up a lot of space.” Battle ropes are also a good option for workouts in the backyard, where they can be anchored by a small tree or sturdy deck support, Antoian reports. “People who want a badass feel to their workouts tend to go for battle ropes,” Sulaver says. “Plus, the exercises look really cool. They give you great pictures to post on Instagram.”

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Streamsong’s two quirky courses have been smashing the clichés about Florida golf. Now there are three. By Josh Sens



n a lush swath of central Florida, at a triangle point between Tampa and Orlando, the flat terrain begins to wrinkle like a rumpled bedsheet. The air is warm, but a breeze is blowing as white-sand dunes rise into view. In the near distance, down a sleepy turnoff south of the city of Lakeland, a modern wood-stone-and-glass clubhouse stands lonely sentinel, its windows glinting in the daylight. Behind it stretch green fingerlings of fairway, bent and knuckled, fringed by knobby mounds and native grasses. Welcome to Streamsong, a slice of Scotland in the Sunshine State. From the day it opened in 2014, this upscale resort has upended preconceptions about Florida golf. While the stereotype features geezers riding golf carts on cookie-cutter courses carved through gated subdivisions, Streamsong offers something wild and otherworldly. Its location alone sets it apart—on a former phosphate mine, far removed from any residential sprawl. Here, there are no houses. But the land itself has plenty of life, marked by shaggy hillocks and sandy gouges, with elevation changes that are hard to come by elsewhere in the state. At its inauguration, Streamsong cut the ribbon on two courses, the Blue and the Red, designed, respectively, by Tom Doak and the duo of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. If you’re looking to name-drop in golf architecture circles, the names don’t

get much bigger than those three. True to their reputation as rugged minimalists, Doak and Coore/Crenshaw crafted layouts that required little earth-moving. On both the Red and Blue, the holes buck and roll with the dips and rises that phosphate mining left behind, their imprint lying gently on the land. Before you could yell “Fore!” Streamsong gained acclaim as a pleasure ground for purists, celebrated for its throwback style of golf. Unlike many Florida layouts, which require blunt-edged aerial assaults, the Red and Blue encourage creative play. You can launch high shots. But you can also bound your ball along the firm, wide fairways, making use of the quirky humps and hollows. Though the two tracks are a long way from identical—the Blue has larger greens; the Red has tighter tee shots, among other distinctions— both are shaped by a similar aesthetic. They are reminiscent of British links, except that they are nowhere near the sea. Although walking isn’t mandatory, it’s highly recommended, just as it is throughout the British Isles, where the philosophy holds that a caddie beats a golf cart any day. “As public-access, two-course complexes go, there’s none better in the United States,” raved Joe Passov, Golf magazine’s chief architecture critic, after seeing the property for the first time. That assessment was correct but it needs

updating: Today there aren’t two courses at Streamsong, but three. Last fall, the already sprawling resort expanded further with the opening of Streamsong Black. Designed by Gil Hanse, another noted architect, whose heralded course credits include Castle Stuart in Scotland and the 2016 Olympic Course in Rio de Janeiro, the Black is a kindred spirit of the Red and Blue—with magnified features. Located a mile southeast of its two siblings, it spreads across a larger footprint. It has broad-shouldered fairways, cavernous sand traps and dunes that loom like scale-model Himalayas. It’s a course that calls for power but also precision, as evidenced by the holes such as the short par-four 14th, with a green that’s reachable from the tee—if you can laser your drive along the proper line. As a complement to its time-capsule golf, Streamsong rolls out refined accommodations, its lodge honeycombed with 216 custom-designed guest rooms and suites. There are four casual and fine dining restaurants. There’s a full-service spa. There’s a convention center’s worth of conference rooms and meeting space. Inside, you’re coddled by contemporary comforts, just as you would be in a luxury hotel in Tampa or Orlando. Outside, though, the mood is different. Step onto the first tee and click your spikes. You get a funny feeling you’re not in Florida anymore.

Opposite page, clockwise from top: The Blue course features multiple elevation changes, fairways navigating wild grasses and deep-water ponds; the Red course boasts decadesold sand dunes, lakes and natural bunkers; the resort’s Lodge has a quiet loft/lounge area, along with a grotto-style, full-service spa and a fitness center; the Black course is known for its sand ridges akin to the Sand Belt Region of Melbourne, Australia; the Red course was designed by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw; guestrooms have floorto-ceiling glass with custom louvers, with many offering stunning water views.


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Do The Dunes! Can-Am’s Maverick X3 Turbo makes it look easy as it gobbles terrain— sandy, rocky, muddy or just plain rough. By Timothy Kelley


alk about your misleading monikers. Maverick is a gambler’s name, but here’s a sure thing. With the Maverick X3, Can-Am—the allterrain vehicle branch of Quebec-based Bombardier Recreational Products—has written a new chapter in side-by-side history. It’s a blissful union of traction and maneuverability. And for 2018, it’s available at $20,000. Hey, if “smooth” were all you cared about, you wouldn’t be out there in the wild. You’d be oozing down the avenue in a luxury limo with tinted glass. But you want the whole rugged world. Thus, a vehicle craftily constructed to take rocks, ridges, mud flats, dunes and dirt trails in stride very smoothly indeed. Just imagine where you’ll go next. This bodacious super-buggy, which goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, boasts a 120-horsepower, turbocharged, electronic fuel-injected 900-cc Rotax ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) three-cyl-

inder, liquid-cooled engine. There’s an ultralight, rigid chassis of tubular steel that the manufacturers say offers “53 percent better torsional stiffness” while “20 percent lighter than its closest competitor.” The transmission is shiftless (but not lazy!), and there are 14 inches of ground clearance and a four-link TTX suspension. Count on 28-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 six-ply tires on 14-inch aluminum wheels. And the shocks are by Fox—2.5 Podium HPG Piggyback with position-sensitive internal bypass technology that prevents harsh bottoming. Translation for all that? Exceptional performance! You’ll sit low to the ground in four-way adjustable seats in the heart of the vehicle, switching from two- to four-wheel drive while under way. This Maverick X3 is a two-seater, so take along a witness you’d like to impress. (Just remember not to look too goggleeyed yourself.) Heck, you may give up roads entirely. Was 20 grand ever so grand?


Your date with Lady Luck begins the moment you take the Maverick X3 Turbo out to try some tough turf. It enjoys maximum ground-hugging stability with a 64-inch width, and its turbocharged engine is tuned for torque.


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The super-buggy is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.

An ultralight, rigid chassis of tubular steel offers 53 percent better torsional stiffness, according to manufacturers.

There are 28-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 six-ply tires on 14-inch aluminum wheels.

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FILIPINO IS THE NEW THAI Get ready: The exotic flavor of the Philippines is coming to a restaurant near you. By Darius Amos


hile cuisines from mainland countries like China, India, Korea and Thailand have made their marks on Western cultures, Filipino food always seemed to lag behind. But thanks to internationally renowned chefs-turned-TV-stars like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, we’ve caught a glimpse of the good and tasty plates from the Philippines. Our thoughts now? Lemme try some of that! To prepare you for the influx of Filipino restaurants in a city near you, we provide the 411 on four Filipino staples (pictured on opposite page) that you’ll likely find on any menu. Enjoy!




The Philippines’ national noodle dish, pancit (PAHN-sit or PUN-sit) resembles Chinese lo mein in appearance, but it awakens different tastebuds when eaten. And depending on the home or restaurant, you’ll find different versions. The most common, pancit canton, combines an Asian egg noodle with a variety of chopped vegetables, meat (chicken, Chinese sausage and fish cake are popular options), soy sauce and a tangy splash or two of calamansi. In pancit bihon, chefs use a translucent rice noodle as the base for the mix of veggies and meats, and they often enhance it with a few sprinkles of patis (a savory sauce made of fermented fish and salt). A third kind, pancit palabok, features a thick rice noodle topped with a golden shrimp sauce, hard-boiled egg, chicharrón (crushed pork rinds) and other garnishes. Mastery of chopsticks not required!

Many Filipinos eat rice with breakfast, lunch and dinner—and a good number will even have it for dessert! Biko is a glutinous rice (short-grain, sticky rice) cake that’s mixed and topped with a delectable syrup consisting of coconut milk and brown sugar. And contrary to the name of its main ingredient, biko does not contain gluten, so those with Celiac can enjoy! Because it’s best served warm—though still appealing served at room temperature—biko is considered a comfort food and might feel as good as an affectionate hug from a loved one.

When translated to English, kinilaw literally means “eaten raw.” This raw seafood delicacy is closely related to ceviche or poke—it’s even eaten as a snack or appetizer—but there’s one major difference. In kinilaw, the acid in vinegar is used to “cook” the seafood, which is usually octopus, tuna, swordfish or mackerel mixed with calamansi juice, salt, ginger, chili peppers and other spices. Ceviche dishes, on the other hand, rely on lime juice. Tip: Check the description before ordering. Filipino cuisine includes a similarly named dish called “kilawin.” Some restaurants will use the names interchangeably for the raw seafood plate, but traditional kilawin features cooked goat, pork or beef instead of seafood.

Typically consumed as an appetizer, these savory spring rolls are just as palate-pleasing served hot as they are cold. And like pancit, there are several varieties that will satisfy vegetarians and carnivores alike. The most popular is deep-fried lumpia, a rice wrapper filled with meticulously chopped vegetables like bean sprouts, carrots, string beans and, if you choose, morsels of meat (chicken, shrimp, pork). The non-fried fresh lumpia can include those ingredients plus lettuce, coconut hearts and crushed peanuts along with a dipping sauce made of crushed peanuts, stock and garlic. For the true snacker, bite-size lumpia Shanghai is stuffed with ground pork or beef, minced onion and zesty Asian spices, fried and then enjoyed with either a spicy dip or sweet banana sauce.

Opposite page, clockwise from top left: pancit, the traditional Filipino noodle dish; biko, a glutinous rice cake dessert; kinilaw, a raw seafood appetizer that resembles ceviche; lumpia, a deep-fried rice wrapper containing chopped vegetables and meat.



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Wines by the Water

The weather’s warmer, and with these wise choices the Mediterranean is but a sip away. By Josh Sens


ith spring in the air and summer basking just around the corner, our thoughts turn to wines that are suited to the season. We find them in the vineyard-latticed hills of Sicily and Portugal, and along the sun-splashed shores of the Canary Islands, Corsica, Santorini and Sardinia. Here, across a generous swath of the Mediterranean, delicious grape varietals abound, giving rise to light, bright wines of wonderful complexity—qualities that make them ideal for warm-weather drinking.



Formed over the course of several million years, this volcanic archipelago—a property of Spain but more geographically proximate to Morocco—has ancient wine-making traditions. But only recently have its vintages gained recognition around the West. When Lindgren thinks of summer on these islands, she thinks of malvasia, a varietal with roots centuries deep.


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EVERYDAY s Bodegas los Bermejos, Malvasia Seco Lanzarote, 2016—$19 SPLURGE Ignios Origenes Baboso Negro, Ycoden-DauteIsora, 2012—$40

That’s the common theme. But every region offers something slightly different. To help us navigate the territory, we’ve looked to Shelley Lindgren, co-owner and wine director of the A16 restaurants in San Francisco and Oakland. One of this country’s leading experts on southern Mediterranean wines, Lindgren was keen to lead us on a tasting tour, replete with personal recommendations for must-try wines at each of our six stops.



Located 40 miles west of Italy and 80 miles southwest of France, this island is a cultural hybrid: It’s a French territory (and Napoleon’s birthplace), but many of its winemaking traditions are Italian. The three dominant varietals are Nielluccio, Sciacarello and Vermentino. “As someone with an affinity for Italian wines, I find Corsica to be a magical place,” Lindgren says. “There’s a minerally and citrus quality to the wines that I just love.”

EVERYDAY s Domaine, U. Stiliccionu, Vermentino, Ajaccio, 2016—$28 SPLURGE Domaine Comte Abbatucci, “Général de la Révolution,” Vin de France Blanc 2015—$53

On this Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea, the volcanic ash-rich soils are immune to the almost microscopic aphidlike insects known as phylloxera, so many of the vines are centuries old. Among the varietals that flourish is assyrtiko, a grape whose mineral qualities make it great for blending. Then again, Lindgren says, it’s also delicious on its own.

EVERYDAY s Gaia, Thalassitis Assyrtiko, 2016—$26 SPLURGE Hatzidakis, Assyrtiko de Louros, Vignes Centenaires, 2014—$89

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In the chill of winter, nothing beats a glass of port around a roaring fire. But when the days are long and sunny, Lindgren leans toward the crisp whites of Vinho Verde, from the mountainous province of Minho in northern Portugal.

EVERYDAY s Adega de Moncao, Vinho Verde, DOC, 2016—$23 SPLURGE Soalheiro Alvarinho “Primeiras Vinhas” Vinho Verde, 2016—$36

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You could spend a lifetime exploring the wines of Sicily and still feel you’ve only scratched the surface. Lindgren suggests starting along the volcanic slopes of Mt. Etna, where a host of younger plantings at high elevation provide the fruit for a range of subtle reds and whites.

EVERYDAY s Fattorie Romeo del Castello Allegracore Etna Rosso, 2012—$30 SPLURGE Benanti Serra della Contessa, 2004—$90

An island off the east coast of Italy, this is a starkly beautiful place known for starkly beautiful wines. Lindgren loves Sardinian vermentino, which mingles notes of minerals and stone fruits and pairs magically with a range of foods.

EVERYDAY s Jankara Vermentino di Gallura, 2016—$23 SPLURGE Capichera Vendemmia Tardiva, 2014—$62

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aiming for napa

The valley’s wines are world-class—and so, as savvy travelers are discovering, is its newest boutique hotel, the Archer. By Rita Guarna



id you ever think doing good could be as easy as drinking a glass of wine? The wildfires that spread through California’s Napa Valley this past fall destroying towns in several counties are now the stuff of legend: They forced some 100,000 people to evacuate their homes and burned nearly 250,000 acres; 40-plus people lost their lives, and more than 6,000 buildings were destroyed. While many of the area’s vineyards survived unscathed, nearly two dozen were damaged or destroyed. The region’s ability to bounce back depends in part on tourists, and the message is clear: Napa Valley is open for business and not shy about letting folks know it’s counting on the roughly 4 million thirsty visitors who travel there each year. From Highway 29, the main artery that runs through the valley’s heart, the world seems to consist of just one thing: row upon perfectly symmetrical row of waist-high grapevines. Indeed, there’s hardly a red or white wine that hasn’t been cultivated in Napa since grapes were first grown here in 1838. Yet it’s the Cabernet Sauvignon (known as “the king of reds”) that lures most imbibers, and visitors can sample countless varietals at the roughly 400 wineries. One of the region’s great moments came in 1976, when wines from Napa beat their French counterparts in a blind, side-by-side tasting, stunning the world. The competition came to be known as the Judgment of Paris, and it forever changed wine lovers’ perceptions of Napa, solidifying its reputation as a producer of some of the world’s best wines. First, get oriented by hopping aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. Yes, it’s touristy, but this threehour ride gives you glimpses of town centers and wineries in Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena through oversized windows. And the 140-seat train, which departs from downtown Napa, makes stops at various wineries. Or take off for a bird’s-eye tour of the area: A Balloons Above the Valley flight promises sunrise views with coffee and pastries followed by a champagne brunch. There are many wonderful places to stay, but ku-

dos to the Archer Hotel, a luxury boutique hostelry located in Napa’s downtown on First Street, for opening in November so soon after the devastation in the area. It’s cool enough to take your mind off fires. If hotels run a gamut from palaces to cozy hideaways, put this brand-new, five-story gem somewhere between, in happy medium territory. Savor the impeccable modern design along with an experience that is curated to a fare-the-well. There are 183 luxurious rooms including 40 balcony-blessed suites, some with cozy private gas fireplaces. Rooms feature beds outfitted with down duvets and down pillows (hypoallergenic ones available) and in-room laptop-size safes. There are Frette bathrobes, Ursa Major face wipes and Malin+Goetz bath amenities. (That means eucalyptus deodorant, bar soaps of lime, rum and peppermint, and a longhandled bath brush that reaches your everywhere.) You’ll enjoy complimentary Nespresso, Wi-Fi of course, a work desk and (when in Rome, you know) a wine refrigerator with temperature control. Opening very soon is a rooftop spa created by the famed Francis & Alexander design team, which promises to pamper you with amenities galore and a panoramic countryside view of this oenophile’s paradise. That brings us to Charlie Palmer Steak, an eatery captained by executive chef Jeffery (yes, it’s spelled that way) Russell, a Culinary Institute of America grad who once worked at Manhattan’s Michelinstarred Aureole and more recently delighted discerning diners in D.C. and Denver. Locally sourced ingredients and artisanal American beef claim the spotlight here, though of course the menu’s Wagyu options take their inspiration from the Far East. Try the Bone-On Tomahawk for Two or the 18-ounce ribeye. (You’ve got non-beef alternatives, too, such as the Snake River Farms Pork Chop or the Pan-Roasted Black Cod. For a side, try the Charred Broccolini with lemons and almonds.) Don’t dally overtime at the Archer, however— there’s too much exploring to do. Downtown Napa, on the banks of the Napa River, is filled with shops,

bars, restaurants and—yes, wine, at several wine bars. Start by taking a stroll and admiring the art courtesy of the Arts Council Napa Valley; every year, it curates a new set of sculptures from top artists as part of its Napa ARTwalk program. Also downtown is the historic Napa Valley Opera House, a nonprofit performing arts center that provides entertainment in an intimate setting. Another landmark, but of a far different variety, is the Oxbow Public Market. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., it sells everything from fresh fish and produce to kitchen gadgets and ceramic gift items. Besides getting your fill of good eats, you can listen to live music, watch a cooking demo and—yes again, partake of wine tastings. Fact is, there’s beer at the market, too, but you didn’t come here for beer. For the winery experience you did come for, it’s wise to do a little advance research (at, for example) to see which locations best match your interests. But you might start your day at the Beringer estate. Founded in 1876 by German expat Jacob Beringer, it’s the oldest continuously operating winery in Napa. In addition to a tasting of wines, you can poke around the Rhine House, a Victorian manse built by Jacob’s brother Frederick. Check out the stunning stained-glass windows, which in 1884 cost a thenwhopping $6,000 to install. From the oldest, move on to the most famous: Robert Mondavi. Established in 1966, it was the first major winery to open in the valley after Prohibition, and its eponymous founder is credited with doing more to put Napa on the map than any other viticulturist. Before he came along, wine wasn’t the staple in American households that it is today. In fact, even you—after this visit—may never think of wine in quite the same way again. “Voting with a visit” for the future of Napa is surely one of the tastiest, most warming ways you’ll ever do a publicspirited deed. Despite the fires of 2017, the wise betting says it won’t be long before Napa is better than ever. We can all raise our glasses and drink to that.

Opposite page, clockwise from left: A Balloons Above the Valley flight will ensure a bird’s-eye view of the area; the Napa Valley Wine Train offers a three-hour ride and stops at several wineries; the Archer Hotel’s rooftop is perfect for relaxing in either the sun or umbrella-provided shade; the Charlie Palmer Steak eatery offers artisan American beef and locally sourced ingredients; the Archer’s suites feature down duvets and pillows, along with Frette bathrobes and Malin+Goetz bath amenities; and Charlie Palmer’s Doughnut Wheel is the perfect ending to any meal.


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PACK LIKE A PRO Another trip, another bag to fill. Here are some handy hints to get what you need in your carry-on. By Darius Amos

There are some travel tricks that might never be solved, from getting around long security lines at the airport to avoiding baggage check-in fees. But a trip with less stress is indeed possible, and it begins when you’re packing at home—because whether you’re away for business or pleasure, you don’t want to get stuck ironing a dress shirt in the hotel room or discovering that you need another pair of trousers. How do you avoid those conundrums? With careful and thoughtful packing, you can fit everything you need into your suitcase without overstuffing it.



Start with a great bag, then think about what you’ll actually use. Are you going to meetings all day and dinners at night? What will the weather be like? Sort out the outfits that you’ll be wearing each day, choosing pieces that can be mixed and matched in case plans (or moods) change. Another just in case: Add an extra pair of socks and underwear. Now comes the fun: maneuvering and fitting your pieces into the bag. Shoes go first, taking their

proper place at the bottom of the bag. The heaviest items should go above the wheels, if your suitcase has them; otherwise, they should be next to the hinge that attaches the lid. And use those Ferragamo shoes to maximize space—before slipping footwear into their protective shoe bags, fill them with small things like socks, belts, ties and jewelry. WHAT’S YOUR METHOD?

Of the three most popular clothes-packing methods—rolling, folding or bundling—none is the hands-down best option. Regardless of which you choose, each has its pros and cons. Tightly rolled clothing is the best way to maximize your suitcase’s real estate, and it works best for items like T-shirts, shorts, pajamas and sweats as well as those made of synthetic fabrics such as nylon. But alas, rolling can create unwanted creases in some of your garments. So if you’re packing a couple of Eton dress shirts or Incotex pants, consider folding them along the creases they’re supposed to have. Folding is also the easiest and most familiar method but not necessarily the most space efficient, as it might leave

gaps between clothing stacks. That brings us to bundling—which is the strategic folding, almost origami-like, of all your garments into one package. The trick is to put pieces that wrinkle easiest on the outer layer and those you don’t mind being crumpled on the inside. For example, lay a jacket flat face down and arms extended, then place dress shirts and trousers flat on top of it. Finish the pile with sweaters, T-shirts and a core item in the middle such as a toiletry bag. Now the fun: Work backward tightly folding each item around the core until you have, ta-da, a completed bundle. If you’re a bundling rookie, you’ll likely need some time and practice before mastering this method. STASH THE SPORTCOAT

There is a way to effectively pack a sportcoat in a carry-on. Fold the sportcoat in half, shoulder to shoulder, then turn one shoulder inside out over the other so the lining is facing outward. For a suit, place the folded jacket in the middle of the outstretched pants and fold trousers around it. Voilà­—you’re ready to go!


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