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Join us at the gallery Saturdays to view art collections in person and/ or to introduce discussion about potential design projects

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James Yarosh Associates

Fine Art Gallery & Interior Design Services

Established in 1996, the James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery was founded upon and remains loyal to its vision: to represent fine art for art’s sake and to curate gallery collections and thoughtfully present art and interior design specification with an artist’s eye and understanding. Yarosh, an artist and well-published interior designer, offers a full-scale gallery and design center. Yarosh travels the world, studying how the greatest museums display their art, and visits artists’ homes to understand how the artists themselves live with their art. This study on both grand and small scale helps inform Yarosh’s work with his clients. Yarosh’s trademark ability is integrating art and design, resulting in visual excitement while allowing both disciplines to still stand on their own merits.

Yarosh represents a variety of artistic voices of our times by showcasing the works of both new and established, museum-recognized artists of excellence in a space designed to replicate the intimacy of an artist’s home.

“Yarosh, like many great interior designers, is part illusionist and part alchemist. The maximalists Tony Duquette and Juan Pablo Moyneux come to mind. I consider Yarosh a curated maximalist. His trained eye knows which stylish periods marry well together - such as Directoire and Art Moderne - and that they do not compete with the art being exhibited.”

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FEATURES Finding Focus | 58 Photographer Michael Yamashita discovered his ideal career: exploring other cultures with his camera.

Ferrari’s Hottest | 78 The F8 Tributo, the Italian brand’s new flagship, is a blend of its greatest hits and today’s charttopping tech.

What a comeback! | 82 Some hotels rest on their laurels, but not these four. They’ve remade themselves—with exciting results.

formal education | 106 It’s a fact that any man looks good in a tuxedo—as long as it’s the right one, of course. Consider these headto-toe tips to find the perfect look for your next special occasion.

into the wild | 118


It’s a jungle out there (and awfully cold too), but these hot coats will keep you protected.


rustic romance

We’re wild about the new fall fashions this season.



CONTENTS f/w 2019


DEPARTMENTS memo | 12 Visit Garmany for a memorable experience.

the garmany guide | 15 Faherty’s casual and classy style…the allure of Aquazzura…revival in Red Bank…and more.

the techie | 26 You may not need any of these high-tech toys, but you’ll certainly want them!

music | 28 These four artists are morphing pop music in unexpected and very welcome ways.

elements of men’s style | 30 Johnell Garmany solves your sartorial dilemmas.

women’s trends | 34 Find out how to capitalize on the season’s hot trends.

essentials for women | 40


Scarves, hats, shades and more—the best accessories can make your look.



emma stone | 54 Sexy, husky-voiced Emma Stone has shown amazing range and conviction as a performer, proving that she’s a gem.

essentials for men | 66 These cold-weather pieces are key to looking (and feeling) comfortable and cool. THE LEADING MAN

dwayne johnson | 76

The former professional wrestler has become a firmly established—and nattily dressed—screen star.

the sporting life | 110 At Alpe d’Huez in the Alps, great skiing matches up with unforgettable scenery, dining and nightlife.

Fitness | 112 Dance + martial arts + spirit of a game = great exercise, Brazilian style.

Pursuits | 116 Luxury goes wild in the Mercedes-Benz G 550, a masterpiece of tech that’s hyper-ready for an encounter with tough terrain.

Gourmet | 124 Bowls of tasty posole are like snowflakes—no two are exactly alike.

spirits| 128 Why are these cognacs so hip? Exacting production and ageing standards tell part of the tale.


grape | 134 Once typecast as plebeian and fish-friendly, Verdicchio now shows unsuspected depth and versatility.

Room Key | 138 Baltimore’s coziest luxe hotel, The Ivy, feels homey in a way that home itself can’t quite match.


directory | 142 Your guide to the Garmany experience.

grooming | 144 Here’s how you can clean up your complexion and get on with your life.


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A Memorable Experience

121 BROAD STREET RED BANK, NJ TELEPHONE: 732.576.8500 WWW.GARMANY.COM STORE HOURS MONDAY TO SATURDAY: 9:30 A.M. TO 7 P.M. Editorial Director JOHNELL GARMANY Editor in chief RITA GUARNA creative Director STEPHEN M. VITARBO senior editor DARIA MEOLI senior associate Editor DARIUS AMOS lifestyle editor HALEY LONGMAN editorial assistant GIANNA BARONE

art director VICTORIA BEALL Contributing Editors MICHAEL ARDIZZONE, Harry Dowden, Timothy Kelley, EVERETT POTTER, JOSH SENS

sneak peek wonderful to wear in a relaxed environment, Even as shorter days and cooler exuding a casual yet classy look. temperatures roll around, there’s always For the ladies, we’ve brought back a reason to embrace and celebrate the Jersey wide range of styles, colors and patterns Shore. Our area might be well known for both business and casual attire. Yes, the for glorious summers, its beaches and power suit is back, and Rebecca Taylor, boardwalks, but fall/winter here is always Veronica Beard and Jonathan Simkhai have memorable. From foliage tours in Holmdel What a heel! replaced the big-shouldered garments of and apple picking in Colts Neck to autumn p. 48 the 1980s with modern fits and silhouettes. dining in Rumson and holiday markets We know you’ll fall in love with those items as well in Asbury Park, there is truly something for everyone as the great dresses, sweaters, coats and more that fill to enjoy. And we’re excited to see rejuvenation—new Garmany’s second floor. restaurants, nightlife spots and housing, among You’ll see many of these trends and styles featured others—in Red Bank, Garmany’s hometown. For our in this issue of Garmany. Of course, we also filled the part, we’re proud to help you look and feel great while magazine with articles that will surely interest you. you take in the best that the Shore has to offer. On page 78, for instance, learn about the Ferrari F8 As we do for every season, we traveled the world Tributo, the brand’s latest model that combines new over in search of the finest men’s and women’s and old. Then turn to page 110 and read about Alpe clothing to bring back to you, our customers. One of d’Huez, a French skiing destination that will please any our thrills is discovering new brands (and welcoming thrillseeker. And on page 82, we feature four luxe hotels, back others) that we know you’ll love, and we each of them already globally renowned but made over guarantee you’ll like what you see when you visit us. with the finest accommodations and amenities. The layered look is in for guys this season—it’s After reading this issue, we invite you to visit us any stylish and functional (it’s easy to peel when the office time to relax, enjoy a drink and get to know our family temperature rises). A sportcoat by Brunello Cucinelli and staff of style professionals. We pride ourselves on or Kiton is essential to layer on top of a Garmany being a part of this community, offering you the very cashmere or fine-gauge merino wool sweater. For a best clothing and shopping experience. And please say more casual look, some of my favorite designers like hello—we look forward to making your next visit a Etro, Paul Smith and Rag & Bone are leading the memorable one. overshirt trend. A sportcoat hybrid, these pieces are

Contributing Photographers MICHAEL COGLIANTRY, DANIEL SPRINGSTON PUBLISHING STAFF group Publisher SHAE MARCUS Associate Publisher JODI BRUKER director of sales MONICA DELLI SANTI Account Executives KAREN AZZARELLO, JESSICA SALERNO Director of Production and Circulation STEVE SANBORN Advertising Services director JACQUELYNN FISCHER graphic designer, ad services VIOLETA MULAJ production art associate CHRIS FERRANTE Accounting AGNES ALVES, MEGAN FRANK, RANDY TASHJIAN 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 GARMANY Magazine is published by Wainscot Media, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656, in association with Garmany. Copyright © 2019 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, GARMANY, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656; telephone 201.782.5730; email The magazine is not responsible for the return


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Most true car enthusiasts are likely familiar with “My Ride,” the Wall Street Journal column by longtime automotive journalist A.J. Baime. Well, rev your engines, because Baime has turned his popular column into a book, which, like his weekly posts, is a must-read for any true car aficionado. In 100 Dream Cars: The Best Of My Ride (Rizzoli, $45), Baime highlights 100 of the most impressive wheels (including motorcycles) featured in “My Ride,” each with a descript profile of the vehicle, its technical specs and a poignant story about the relationship between car and driver. From a fast ’62 Lamborghini to a classic ’37 Caddy V-16 or the ultra-cool Tesla Model X, this curated collection is enough to make any gearhead googly-eyed.

What would you think of a womenswear label that expresses the opposite sides of your personality? Strength and sensuality. Intensity and nonchalance. Contemporary and classic. That’s the stuff of Jonathan Simkhai, and it’s a delicate and difficult balance. As a 2015 winner of the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, Jonathan Simkhai pushes boundaries but never crosses the border to phony. Customized fabrics, romantic detailing and contoured silhouettes are some characteristics of his collections. Jonathan Simkhai’s fall/winter line is here at Garmany. Your opposites will come together in perfect balance.



Looking down at people’s shoes used to be a sign of one’s shyness. These days, however, it’s an indication that someone wants to sneak a peek at your amazing shoes from Aquazzura. Who wouldn’t want to take a longing glance at the company’s footwear? It’s worn by Hollywood stars, European royalty and ardent fashionistas, from Oprah to Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna to Beyoncé, Amal Clooney to Cate Blanchett, just to drop a few names. The brand’s pedigree is equally varied and cosmopolitan. Its co-founder, Edgardo Osorio, was born in Colombia and raised between Miami and London; he’s made his headquarters in Palazzo Corsini in the heart of Florence. Maybe that’s why Aquazzura’s footwear was once described as “evoking the care-free spirit of a modern dolce vita.” So don’t fuss if people look at your shoes. They’re not shy, they’re just impressed.

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Until now, casual attire and beach wear have had bad reps. Too sloppy, too “frat house.” Faherty Brand has changed all that. Started by two brothers who revel in the outdoors, Faherty Brand brings style and class to casualwear. Its fall collection includes cardigans and other chilly-weather wear, perfect for watching a sunset on the boardwalk, a bonfire at the beach or just about any relaxing weekend event. Try one on here and you’ll notice the difference in their fabrics: They’re soft and cozy. Ask your Garmany sales associate about Faherty Brand and see what classy, comfortable and casual look and feel like.




Sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard are a picky pair. They couldn’t find the kind of versatile, classic yet cool clothes they wanted to wear, so they launched the brand, Veronica Beard, in fall 2010. It started with their signature dickey jacket, and since then the women have branched out to dresses, skirts, tops and leggings. This season, they’re doing “opulence meets outdoors.” (Think a glen plaid blazer paired with a bungee cord belt.) All the pieces are softly shaped to enhance the female form and designed to take you from day to night—breakfast meeting to dinner party and possibly a school pickup in between. Check out the second floor at Garmany and try on your next Veronica Beard pieces.

BANKING ON RED BANK Red Bank is red hot. Look around and you’ll see a booming real estate market. According to Debra Tantleff, founding principal of Tantum Real Estate, “Red Bank encompasses all the ingredients that make for a vibrant community and a desirable place to call home: eclectic arts and culture, a robust variety of dining and shops, beautiful open spaces, serene waterfront, mass transit infrastructure and a dynamic, walkable downtown.” A project that she created, The Element, is a new property on West Front Street featuring 35 apartments. In a prime location, it faces the Navesink River and Riverside Gardens Park and is neighbor to the Trinity Episcopal Church. Among other developments around town, Denholtz Properties is building 10 luxury condos, a development called Southbank, on the Navesink. In addition to moving its headquarters to our town, the company has purchased several underused buildings here to rejuvenate them, including the 57-apartment, mixed-use project The Rail @ Red Bank

Station. Saxum Real Estate has plans for 210 apartments on Riverside Avenue; that follows Saxum’s acquisition in 2016 of The Vault, an office-retail location on Broad Street. So why has our hometown market heated up? Developers give a nod to Mayor Pasquale Menna, crediting his administration with welcoming new investment. Describing her building’s positive impact on the community, Tantleff says, “Aesthetically, The Element transformed a vacant blighted lot in the center of town into an architectural landmark. Operationally, the building provides a significant tax ratable to the municipality and its annual budget. Organically, residents at The Element are already becoming an integrated part of the community both in terms of participation in community events as well as frequenting local businesses.” An increasing number of people and businesses want to live and work in Red Bank. And why not? We know how great it is and now the rest of the state is finding out.

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THE GARMANY GUIDE OUTERWEAR SOLUTION Named after a small river in Italy, Herno made its mark in the 1940s and ’50s by manufacturing trench coats suited for the humid and rainy climate around Lake Maggiore. Fast forward 70-plus years and the brand, founded by Giuseppe Marenzi, is still renowned for its Italian craftsmanship and has become synonymous with contemporary outerwear that includes luxury coats, parkas, puffers, bombers and other jackets. Like its original trench coat, Herno’s modern outerwear is constructed using innovative fabrics, meaning their pieces will protect you splendidly from the elements. The stylish designs and use of the finest materials available have helped the brand soar in popularity in the U.S. Herno president Claudio Marenzi has said, “Fashion for the Italian people is a part of life. It is something that we have in our blood.” We couldn’t agree more. Browse Herno’s collection of lightweight, highlyinsulating, fashion-forward coats for ladies and gents at Garmany.


Johnell Garmany explains how to sail through life without giving offense. I’m still unsure what to wear to a “cocktail attire” event. What does this mean? —Baffled in Belmar Your host is saying, “Get out of the business suit, lighten up and let’s have some fun.” That means no tie! A sportcoat, however, is a must—paired with an exciting shirt and a great pocket square. Depending on the occasion, where the party is being held and what your spouse is wearing, jeans can be appropriate but trousers certainly will give you a dressier look. And of course the accessories are key—shoes should be less serious, the belt should work with the shoes. Finally, make a splash with your socks. It shows a little more character when you’re kicking back with a cocktail.


Here are a number of can’t-pass-up distilleries/breweries in our area to warm you up in the cold weather. COLTS NECK STILLHOUSE StillHouse bills itself as one of the East Coast’s premier craft distilleries and the first full-service farm distillery in New Jersey. Drop by for cocktails, tours, tastings and special events in their brand-new facility. Fittingly, its located in the shadow of the very first distillery in the U.S., Lairds, where George Washington slept and imbibed. Bourbon and other whiskeys are specialties at StillHouse, but you can also enjoy rum, gin, vodka and more. Distilling is done on premises and, where possible, using local ingredients. The idea for StillHouse’s MuckleyEye brand goes back to the company’s founder, Geoff Karch’s childhood. His grandfather would bellow “holy muckleyeye!” whenever something amazed him. So now you have an expression to toast with, as well as a rallying cry. Head over to Colts Neck StillHouse to sample its spirits, and we’re sure you’ll yell “holy muckleyeye!” 304 RTE. 34, COLTS NECK, 732.526.1130, COLTSNECKSTILLHOUSE.COM



Don’t miss the following special events and trunk shows at Garmany. Trunk shows are an opportunity to meet representatives of your favorite brands and have items custom-made.

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Sept. 27 Rebecca Taylor women’s tailored collection

Auto Group and Nespresso to benefit Susan G. Komen

Sept. 28 Garmany Madeto-Measure with master tailor Enzo and G. Brown Shoes

Oct. 19 Canali, Hudson and Good Man Brand

Oct. 4 Meet-and-greet with Behno handbags founder Shivam Punjya Oct. 5 Isaia and Santoni Oct. 13 Cars & Caffeine with Ray Catena

Oct. 26 Patrick Assaraf and Marcolioni Nov. 1–2 Ravazzolo In Good Taste with branded Ravazzolo prosecco, limoncello and olive oil tastings Nov. 15 Rebecca Taylor

tailored collection for women Nov. 23 Brunello Cucinelli Nov. 30 “No Shave November ShaveOff” with Kiton and Good Man Brand to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering in honor of Larry Garmany Dec. 7 Shop with Santa with Veronica Beard fashion show and ladies’ lunch to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital

TRIUMPH BREWING CO. The Triumph Brewing Co. here in Red Bank is a brewery that’s also a full-service restaurant. Between the Red Bank location and its other destinations in Princeton and New Hope, the folks at Triumph have brewed more than 100 distinct beers. Their specialty? German lagers, particularly pilsners, but they have English-style ales as well. Check them out and you’ll know why their beers are a “triumph” for their customers. 1 BRIDGE AVE., RED BANK, 732.852.7300, TRIUMPHBREWING.COM

RED TANK BREWERY The folks behind family-owned Red Tank Brewery don’t just treat their customers as guests, they treat them as part of their clan. An integral part of the community, the Arcaras live here in Red Bank and have made Red Tank into more than a business; it’s a social outlet for people to come together and, if they care to, learn about the beer-making process. They use the best farm-to-table ingredients to make their brews with interesting names like Shenanigans Irish Red, The Amazing Lilly Blonde Ale, Sona Gold Kolsch and Darth Malt Black Saison. Unlike the industrial ambience of some breweries, Red Tank is personal and comfortable—just the right atmosphere for welcoming family, like you. 77 MONMOUTH ST., RED BANK, 732.865.9500, REDTANKBREWING.COM

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There’s a look that tells the world that you’ve got it. That look is embodied by Brandon Maxwell, a luxury ready-to-wear label launched in New York in 2015. The brand’s goal? To make women feel beautiful, sophisticated and powerful. The focus is on craftsmanship, with timeless garments that are impeccably tailored. Maxwell established his career as a fashion director to Lady Gaga, and his brand today is worn by many other iconic women, including Michelle Obama, Meghan Markle, Oprah and Queen Rania of Jordan. Yes, beautiful, sophisticated and powerful all apply to those ladies. The next person in that lineup… is you.




Buying from a brand you know is like buying from a friend—there’s a level of trust and familiarity. That’s why Garmany’s Italian-made private-label suits give you comfort because you know of our longstanding commitment to offering the very best products in fashion. Our private line includes both off-the-rack and made-to measure garments. The MTM option lets you have it your way—you select the fabric, linings, buttons and style designs to fit your taste. And you can’t get more personalized than a customized embroidered monogram on the lining. For a customer like you, we’ll fast-track your Garmany suit in about three weeks. You can’t trust many things in life, but you can count on the quality and value of a suit from your friends at Garmany.




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It takes a long time to build a good reputation and even more work to maintain it. Here’s a good example: Launched in 1968 by fifth-generation clothier Ciro Paone, Kiton is widely recognized as an icon of the Neapolitan tradition of tailoring. Its suits are legendary: It takes trained tailors up to 25 hours to create a suit worthy of the Kiton quality mark. The same skill and passion goes into the brand’s denim and five-pocket pants, which Garmany is excited to offer to our customers this season. Even a half century later, Paone’s passion for beauty, loyalty to classic style and pride in craftsmanship remain the brand’s guiding principles. That reputation has lasted through the decades, and it’s on display here at Garmany.


Everyone loves a mojito or Aperol spritz, but those drinks are so summer. Fall/winter is back in fashion, and ’tis the season for the hot toddy. Whether you’re in the mood for a nightcap or a cocktail to sip while cozying up to a fire, this drink will warm the body and soothe the heart. Never had one? Here’s an easy-to-follow, surefire recipe from The Bourbon Bible (Mitchell Beazley, $20), a collection of recipes curated by Eric Zandona, a spirits specialist at the American Distilling Institute. Cheers! Directions Ingredients n Add all the ingredients n 2 fl. oz. bourbon to a mug, coffee cup or glass n 1½ fl. oz. lemon juice, cup with a handle and stir to freshly squeezed dissolve the honey. n 4 fl. oz. hot water n Garnish with a lemon n 1 tsp. honey wedge and cinnamon stick, n 1 lemon wedge, for garnish if desired. n 1 cinnamon stick, for garnish

NO BULLYING ZONE When he takes off his Garmany suit after his day job at UBS Financial Services, Anthony Codispoti transforms into his alter ego as a seventh degree black belt, teaching self defense and life skills to boys and girls at his studio, The Phoenix Way Mixed Martial Arts in Shrewsbury. Codispoti has pioneered an anti-bullying program called the Stop Bullying Now Project, aimed at empowering kids and creating a culture where, he says, “the epidemic of bullying will not be tolerated.” His lessons also apply to adults who have been abused or experienced traumas. His work can be life-changing—boosting empowerment and self-esteem—so it’s worth your time to hear his unique approach. About that Garmany suit, Codispoti says, “I trust Johnell. I wear whatever he tells me to wear.” That includes everything from Canali and Isaia suits to Salvatore Ferragamo shoes. Garmany sells the finest clothes available, but you’ll have to talk to Codispoti if you want a karate uniform. 170 PATTERSON AVE., SHREWSBURY, 732.890.5039, THEPHOENIXWAY.COM




Anthony Sallustio, DDS, has been practicing prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics in central New Jersey since 1996. But his real calling is making people smile. In his practice, he rebuilds patients’ confidence as well as their smiles. Away from the office, he’s a founding member of the advisory panel of the Joan Dancy and PALS (People with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) organization. He started supporting the organization after one of his patients, Terry Magovern, told him about his fiancée’s brave battle with ALS. At the same time, he learned his mother’s friend was a nurse to an ALS patient—and it turned out that the fiancée and the patient were the same person: Joan Dancy. Magovern started Joan Dancy and PALS in 2005 with the support of Sallustio and his wife and practice partner Claudine Carbone. Dr. S (as he’s fondly known) knows a lot about

caring for others, a reason why he’s been a Garmany customer for more than 10 years. “They really take care of you,” he says, recalling a story to illustrate that point: He once visited the store for one pair of pants. The Garmany staff queried him on the state of his wardrobe and his upcoming social events. Long story short: Dr. S. walked out with a large armful of clothes, glad that he would be well prepared for his busy social schedule. He also notes that Garmany saves him time. “Shopping there is effortless,” he says. “When I walk in, they know what I want. I’m a busy person and I appreciate the time they save me.” With all that he has on his plate—which includes teaching at St. Joseph’s Medical Center—he and his wife are honored to devote their professional skills to treating ALS patients and families. “My wife, my staff and I are blessed to have the opportunity to help,” he says.


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Like a great performer who’s come back for an encore, the Etro fall/winter collection is here at Garmany. After a brief hiatus from our shelves, we had to offer the storied brand to our customers when we saw its new assortment of printed shirts. Etro, a family-run firm headquartered in Milan, has been synonymous with Italian style, elegance and quality since it was founded in 1968 by family patriarch “Gimmo” Etro. In its early days, the brand made paisley popular. Today, Etro’s shirts have been described as “bohemian glamour,” thanks to the company’s dedication to craftsmanship and skillful use of design and color. Ask your Garmany style pro about Etro’s printed shirts—their encore is just for you.




At Garmany, we know many of our customers flee to Florida in the winter months. And we’re right behind you! While vacationing in the Sunshine State (or whichever warm destination you choose), you’ll likely want to play a round or two of golf. While we can’t guarantee to help you with your putting game, our style pros can show you how to dress like a winner on the course. Garmany’s golf “department” features all the top brands that you and many PGA pros have come to trust. Made with cutting-edge tech fabrics, shirts and pants by Chervo, J Lindberg, Greyson and G/Fore, for instance, always keep you cool even when you’re pitching from the rough. And hats by Black Clover will keep the glare from your eyes when you’re lining up a 10-footer on the green. Stop by Garmany and get the looks you need to play the great game this season.


We at Garmany are always thinking about our customers—and not just how they look. When we come across businesses that might interest you, we’ll let you in on the secret. Here are three different establishments that you, our valued customers, might think are really cool. LE MALT ROYALE. This social club in Red Bank (22 W. Front St., 732.852.4220, was designed for ladies and gentlemen who appreciate the finer things. You can kick back with a cigar and an exceptional glass of wine (or something stronger) and enjoy live jazz or a bite from its exclusive menu. Think of it as a refuge from the mundane. YUMI. You might recognize Yumi from its location in Sea Bright, but there’s plenty more to enjoy at its Red Bank restaurant (9 Broad St., 732.842.8868, If you aren’t familiar, Yumi is an Asian restaurant specializing in small and large plates, as well as sushi and bento boxes. Another fast fact: It’s one of Johnell Garmany’s favorite eateries. DRIFTHOUSE RESTAURANT BY DAVID BURKE BAR AND GRILL. Celebrity chef and New Jersey native David Burke has opened his newest culinary experience in Sea Bright (1485 Ocean Ave., 732.530.9760, It features a new American menu created by Chef Burke and offers spectacular panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean and sunset views over the Shrewsbury River. The kitchen will be led by Executive Chef Robert Burke, David’s brother. Meanwhile David’s son, Dillon, is the co-founder of Front of House, a digital branding and marketing firm that helps restaurants market their food on social media. According to Dillon, Instagramming food is “a real business” and another way to let the public know about great restaurants. Follow @drifthousedb and see what the Burkes are cooking up!

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SLEEP ANYWHERE Comfort does not always have to come at the cost of efficient travel, and the Big Agnes Flume UL sleeping bag proves it. With a temperature rating of 30°F and a maximum weight of only 1.5 pounds, this bag is perfect for any trip in which packing light is a priority. Starting at $449.95.



Gadgets & Gear

A WISER WORKOUT The phrase “dumb kettlebell” might sound redundant, but a smart one does, in fact, exist. The KettlebellConnect by JAXJOX can connect to your phone (via Bluetooth, of course) to track your progress and, with the push of a button, alter itself to weigh anywhere between 12 and 42 pounds. Talk about a smarter workout routine! $279.


UNWIND WITH A DRIVE Some stress-relief methods are more effective than others, but this one is essentially fool-proof. That’s BodyFriend’s Lamborghini Massage Chair. Immerse yourself in the spa-like experience of a full-body massage without ever leaving home. With completely customizable, remote-controlled settings and heart rate sensors that compute the ideal types of stimulation, this chair might literally be the height of luxury. $30,000.


These high-tech toys might not be a true necessity, but need-schmeed—we want ’em!


WORK HARD, PLAY HARD Three minutes of video gaming can be an effective workout—if you’re using STEALTH’s Core Trainer. With a foam armpad to optimize comfort and cleanliness and two free connectable gaming apps, this device makes working out quick, fun and challenging. Three “trainers” with varying intensity are available: the personal, professional and plankster trainers. $149–$299.



IT’S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE Looking for a personal ski coach for less than $200? The Rossignol & PIQ Wearable Ski Sport Tracker is a hassle-free device that attaches to your boot and imports data (speed, carve angles, jump heights, rotations and more) to your smartphone. It even generates a report detailing what you did well and which skills you could improve upon—just like a coach would do. $190.



GET THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Grungy garage-born instrumentals are out, and smooth, technically proficient audio is in. Produce crisp sounds on the Roland TD-50KVX V-Drums set, a five-piece drum kit that blends electronic and acoustic beats. And you can march to the beat of your drum: Customize everything from the drum shell’s overtones to the cymbals’ thicknesses, and utilize 30 types of built-in sound effects. $8,000.

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New music needed? These four artists are tricky to categorize by genre and they’re morphing pop music in unexpected but very welcome ways. By Harry Dowden


Listeners may know her best as half of synth-pop duo Chairlift, by her former alias Ramona Lisa, or scribe for cuts from Beyoncé and Solange. This fall, however, NYC’s Caroline Polachek will release her debut album under her given name, and the initial singles promise crystalline pop explorations that are both anthemic and introspective. Leading the charge is “Door,” a sleek showcase for Polachek’s melodic hookweaving and intricate vocal runs. The album: Pang Go-to songs: “Door” and the balladic “Parachute” Deeper dives: Chairlift’s 2016 album Moth; guest vocals on Charli XCX’s “Tears”


Exploring the natural intersections between jazz and hip-hop, LA-based Kiefer Shackelford creates sun-dappled microcosms that showcase his production chops as much as his piano skills. Kiefer’s expressive compositions impress without ever failing to be catchy. You can hear the influence of jazz pianist greats alongside the bassy lineage of the late great J Dilla’s beats and the playful progressions of video game composers (is it strange that the Nintendo Wii Sports music comes to mind?) melded into a blend that’s Kiefer’s own. In an era where instrumentals can be a tough sell, Kiefer goes beyond the lo-fi beat cottage industry and shows off some truly 21st-century jazz—with riffs that will get stuck in your head. The album: Superbloom Go-to song: Teaser single “10,000 Days” Deeper dives: “Orange Crayon” and “Cute,” the groovy centerpieces of this year’s Bridges EP


A quick recap: 2010’s “BTSTU” takes the world by storm followed by 2011’s “Jasmine,” and the two tracks seem poised to reshape pop in his image. A leak of new material comes out in 2013, but years pass with no tunes. Suddenly, when all hope seems lost in 2019, two new songs appear. Jai gives his blessing (and streaming rights) to the infamous leak, and just like that Jai Paul is blaring out of speakers once again. Sounding as if they were beamed through a radio from a cooler dimension, the funky R&B compositions are as logical continuation of the path “BTSTU” wrought but still sound way ahead of their time. Even if we only get a few songs every decade, they’ll soundtrack many summers. The album: We can dream. For now, listen to Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones) guilt-free. Go-to songs: “He,” which can only be described as an absolute bop, and quiet storm “Do You Love Her Now” Deeper dive: “Str8 Outta Mumbai”


Philly’s Alex Giannascoli has spent years churning out affecting singersongwriter gems: bedroom pop, slacker rock, ramshackle Americana and a lot in between. Known by his stage name (Sandy) Alex G, he isn’t afraid to pull from far and wide when it comes to his work, populating his songs with opentuned guitars and pitch-shifted vocals. He captured the hearts early on of DIY showgoers and Bandcamp devotees, with artists such as Frank Ocean and Oneohtrix Point Never catching on and collaborating. The first singles from his upcoming release indicate a synthesis of the many stylistic routes and analogdigital crossover of his catalog. The album: House of Sugar Go-to songs: “Gretel” and the mournful yet rollicking “Hope” Deeper dives: “Bobby,” “Harvey,” bonus track “Sarah”





Songs “work” when they’re both relatable and aspirational. Love songs, to the listener, aren’t just about the love we have, but the love we wish we had (or had back). Music gives us space to entertain our loftiest dreams and ambitions. Here’s a mix of old and new that foregrounds those wishes and dreams. “I Wish” by Hayley Kiyoko “I Wish It Would Rain” by The Temptations “Dreams” by Solange “Call It Dreaming” by Iron & Wine “In Dreams” by Roy Orbison 28

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OF MEN’S STYLE which Johnell Garmany solves your sartorial dilemmas. What fall collections are you excited about? We had to bring back Etro when we saw this season’s line of printed shirts. They have a lot of fun patterns like florals and paisleys in fall colors. In terms of suits, Canali, Isaia and Garmany’s Made-InItaly line are wonderful whether you’re going to the office or a special event. And White Sand pants continue to be some of our favorites—they’re easy to keep casual with sneakers or dress up with a pair of lace-ups. What trends are you seeing this fall? More and more businesses are encouraging a relaxed dress code. Though you may not need a suit anymore, a jacket—even worn with a pair of five-pocket pants—is a must. You should always maintain an appropriate image and style. There’s also a renewed effort with formalwear. These days, men want to own their tuxedo, not rent one. It’s a smart investment. We have the basic black tuxedo but also have options in navy and dinner jackets in great colors like pink champagne. Another popular color this season is winter white, from sportcoats to pants. And overshirts are a big trend too. Rag & Bone and Paul Smith have some good-looking pieces this fall.


I want to invest in a new coat or jacket this season. What is the most versatile piece of outerwear for fall? There are a lot of great pieces for fall, but one


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of my favorites is a tan leather pilot jacket by Brunello Cucinelli. It’s sophisticated to wear to a business-casual office and stylish for your fall weekend activities. And a shearling coat by Gimo’s will keep you warm when it gets a little nippy out there. I also love technical-fabric jackets, and a Garmany top coat is another key piece for more formal occasions. And when winter hits? Canada Goose is one of our best sellers because the coats are super warm and always fit well—not like an oversized ski coat. Guys love the bombers and lightweight down jackets, but their parkas are a must-have for our frigid winters. And one of our newest and most popular collections is Herno; their puffer coats are fashionable and functional. So I have jackets and coats covered, but how can I dress for an office that tends to overheat during winter months? Layering is the smartest way to dress for this time of year. Skip the bulky wool sweaters and try one in cashmere or fine-gauge merino wool by Brunello Cucinelli. I like to top it with a sportcoat—it’s a classic look that’s easy to peel from when the office starts feeling like a sauna. Are jeans OK to wear to the office? As long as you’re in the right setting, dark wash denim can be work appropriate. A pair of jeans by Kiton, Jacob Cohen or Monfrère with a turtleneck or luxury knitwear under a sportcoat is a smart look.

Can I still wear sneakers in the fall and if so, what should I keep in mind? Good news: Leather sneakers are perfect for many environments, and we carry soft leather or suede slip-ons and low-sole from brands like Common Projects, Golden Goose and Santoni that are just as comfortable as your summer footwear. Church’s also has stylish leather boots and brogues that feel just like they’re sneakers. What’s the difference between an online custom suit and a made-tomeasure suit from Garmany? Yes, those companies will put together a suit for you using measurements you provide and they’ll deliver the garment in two weeks. But a suit purchased online will never be a perfect fit—it takes an actual person to do it right. We at Garmany take more measurements than you knew you had, source fabrics from the finest mills, pay attention to details like drape and lining and consider your lifestyle—for example, do you reach for journals on the top shelf or sit at the head of a conference table all day? Our expertise and personalized service set us apart. We’ve asked you this in the past, but do you have a new favorite coldweather accessory? Not quite. I still always wear a cashmere scarf from Isaia or Autumn Cashmere, or at least I keep one available in case the temperature takes a quick dip. Silk scarves look great and keep you warm too. We have a few by Kiton at several price points.

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Styles range from wild prints to Western-inspired suits.


The power suit is back and better than ever—and the innovation doesn’t end with can’t-miss colors and patterns (gingham, punk plaid, statement hues): Designers are also using all kinds of cinching to emphasize the waist, making this season’s iteration fiercer than ever. Enter Rebecca Taylor, whose tied middle gives this classic tartan style a modern upgrade. Up next, Veronica Beard, who shows us how to make a black and white peplum blazer even cooler: Simply top it with a leopard belt and layer over jewel hues—voilà! And leave it to Jonathan Simkhai to show us that bubblegum pink can look profesh. Extra points for showing off your silhouette.


Fashion rules are meant to be broken, so it’s no wonder clashing prints have been dominating the runways since spring. Plus, the trend is fun and easy-to-wear—we promise! Take a cue from Pam & Gela: Mismatched head-to-toe camo is as cool as it is kitschy. Just play with proportion and color to keep it stylish and not sloppy. Or you can follow Ganni’s lead and wear a slinky leopard midi skirt with a chunky graphic knit for a hipster-chic vibe that’ll turn heads for all the right reasons. The bolder the better, a la See by Chloé, who pairs a floral turtleneck with a ruffled plaid skirt. Pro-tip: Keep the rest of your look minimal to pull this look off. Welcome to the pattern party!

We’re used to saving our most coveted sequin outfits for festive occasions, but those days are finally over, as demonstrated on the fall runways. Shine bright like a diamond in Retrofête’s all-sparkle-everything ensemble, which is equal parts gorgeous and glam. Cinq à Sept’s shiny pantsuit is next in line: Pair with heels for extra sophistication, or throw on white sneaks to give your glimmery getup some casualcool edge. And if you’re wondering how to take a chunky sweater from basic to brilliant, turn to Badgley Mischka: Adorn with oversized jewel brooches and tuck into disco-ball inspired trousers for even more glitz. Flashy and fly!


Comfy and cozy, it’s no wonder sweaters are the fall go-to. But these aren’t just your everyday versions. Playful colors, cool cuts and exaggerated silhouettes make this season’s crop a standout. La Vie’s highlighter-pink peplum jumper is versatile and chic: If you’re a casual gal, simply pair with jeans or with a sleek skirt for the boardroom. Want some sexy with your sweaters? Look to Marissa Webb, whose slinky pullover exposes a shoulder for date-night perfection. Just want to snuggle up? Check out Rag & Bone’s over-the-top turtleneck. We’re living for the extra roominess.



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How to capitalize on the season’s leading trends.


Let’s face it: Black is the hero color of fall. It’s sophisticated, sleek and stylish…all without trying too hard. And we can’t forget versatile, flattering and easy to pull off. Nili Lotan proves how multitalented the shade is, showing us that playing with print, proportion and fabric makes a bold statement when sporting the dark hue. Leave it to Brandon Maxwell to give the LBD a seasonal upgrade: Skin-tight suede that hugs the body in all the right places? Yes, please. Extra points for the slinky satin coat and chunky belt on top. And we’re going gaga for Jonathan Simkhai’s lacy bustier-corset top, which should be every gal’s go-to for girls’ night out. Pair with trousers, strappy sandals and a sultry red lip. Hello, sexy!


If there’s one fall favorite that’s forever, it’s leather—and we’re thrilled. At J Brand, snakeskinembossed trousers finished with metallic zippers emit serious rocker-chic vibes. To complete the look, try them with a chunky knit sweater and booties—tada! And we can always count on RTA’s vision: They use the luxe fabric to take a classic trench from basic to badass. We suggest wearing it as a dress, as demonstrated on the runway. Talk about a showstopper! Last but not least, Vince, who offered a slick matching set suitable for work or play: The midi skirt and oversized blazer, complete with a waist-cinching belt, will look on-point with pumps, sneaks or OTK (over-the-knee) boots.




Green is the new neutral—for fall footwear, that is! What makes this color trend all the rage is it’s understatedly cool. Check out Aquazzura’s Western-inspired olive booties for a new take on the cowboy boot. We’re loving ’em styled with an all-beige ensemble. Going for sleek and simple? Slip into Manolo Blahnik’s classic BB pump: The elegant emerald hue in rich velvet will look très chic with a slick navy blue suit or slinky LBD. You choose! And go big or go home in Clergerie’s sky-high seaweed wedges. Wear with jeans and a tee to instantly elevate your look.

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Comfy boots or glamorous pumps, this season’s shoes are as diverse—and stylish—as ever.


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Sexy, husky-voiced red-haired Emma, just three decades old, has shown amazing range and conviction as a performer, proving that she’s a gem. By Haley Longman One look at actress Emma Stone and two things stand out: those stunning auburn locks and her large, green puppy-dog eyes. Hear her speak and you’ll instantly be charmed by her distinctively husky voice. Then watch her grace the red carpet and it becomes obvious that Stone’s sense of style is fully worthy of those physical gifts. The star, whose legal first name is Emily, grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a homemaker mom and a dad who was CEO of a general-contracting company. She’s spoken in many interviews of the panic attacks she suffered as a child, and, though therapy helped, her real salvation was performing in local theater. “My mom always says that I was born with my nerves outside of my body,” she told Elle magazine. “But I’m lucky for the anxiety, because it also makes me high-energy.” And highly persuasive, perhaps? A PowerPoint presentation titled “Project Hollywood” convinced her parents to let her drop out of high school and pursue acting full-time in Los Angeles, where Emily became Emma. (An Emily Stone was already registered with the Screen Actors Guild.) But, like many young L.A.-bound whippersnappers, she faced years of rejection with failed TV pilots (such as on the competitive reality show In Search of the New Partridge Family) and not-so-great auditions (she lost out to Hayden Panettiere for the lead role in ABC’s Heroes). By 2007, however, the 19-year-old had booked what became her big break: a supporting role as Jonah Hill’s love interest in the acclaimed coming-of-age comedy Superbad. The job offers began piling up; the budding starlet was cast in her first leading role in 2010’s teen comedy Easy A; she played a journalist in 2011’s Oscar-nominated The Help and was Ryan Gosling’s romantic partner for the first of three times so far in Crazy, Stupid Love that same year. She soon became Andrew Garfield’s on-screen girlfriend in The Amazing SpiderMan (and in real life too) along with its 2014 sequel before racking up a stunning three Academy Award nominations in four years: She was a contender for Best Supporting Actress for Birdman (2015) and for The Favourite (2018) and took home the statuette—for Best Actress this time—for 2016’s La La Land. In between the latter two was also

the critically overlooked Battle of the Sexes, for which Stone gained 15 pounds of muscle to accurately portray tennis champ Billie Jean King. “Emma’s very modern, but there’s a timelessness to her, too,” La La Land writer and director Damien Chazelle has said, explaining why he cast the doe-eyed talent in her Oscar-winning role of Mia, an aspiring actress trying to make it in the City of Angels. (Her jazzpianist beau Sebastian was played by Gosling.) Chazelle may as well have been talking about her sense of style. Just as Stone’s roles have grown increasingly notable, her sartorial choices have become more and more evolved. Nowadays, the style chameleon goes against the grain with unexpected looks on the red carpet, such as a show-stopping silk Louis Vuitton pantsuit or an elegant Chanel haute couture dress over ankle-length pants. But she is every bit as comfortable in a simple slip dress by Stella McCartney, or on the streets of New York in Madewell jeans and a tee. Her style has depth, much like her characters, and her bold fashion statements are representative of her all-around versatility. Stone’s prowess on-screen and on the carpet—she even proved her theater chops with a stint in Cabaret on Broadway—is likely what snagged her her next big gig: Last year she became one of Louis Vuitton’s ambassadors and the star of its fall/winter 2018 handbag campaign. Endorsements weren’t new to her, though, as Stone was also the face of Revlon for a few years, joining with her mother, a breast-cancer survivor, to promote awareness of the disease. “It’s true designers love her,” says Petra Flannery, her stylist for more than a decade. “But also Emma appreciates fashion from an artist’s point of view. Style is innate. It’s in her bones.” Next up professionally for this self-deprecating but determined Alister are two film sequels; to the decade-old action flick Zombieland and the animated blockbuster The Croods. She’ll extend her range even more in 2020, playing a villain for the first time as the title character Cruella in Disney’s live-action remake of 101 Dalmatians. One glance at Stone’s IMDb profile and it’s clear that her immediate professional future is well planned out. Beyond that, her high energy and great gifts promise decades of achievement to come.


Emma Stone has steadily ascended to the top of both the fashion world and the box office since her big break over a decade ago, often making the best dressed lists and starring as a range of diversified characters in blockbuster after blockbuster.



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Photographer Michael Yamashita discovered his ideal career: exploring other cultures with his camera. Few people have the privilege of living out their dreams, but Michael Yamashita is one of the lucky ones. The New Jersey native has combined his two loves—travel and art—for more than 30 years as a photographer for National Geographic magazine. Since graduating from Wesleyan University in the 1970s with a degree in Asian studies, the Japanese-American camera artist has spent decades taking indelible photos of people, street scenes and landscapes across the Middle East and Asia. He even retraced the steps of Venetian explorer Marco Polo and simulated life in the 13th century through his lens for one magazine-cover-worthy assignment (and subsequent book). Yamashita has published 10 photographic books, won innumerable awards, been featured in dozens of exhibits around the world and amassed a bevy of scrapbooks filled with his iconic images. It’s our privilege to share a collection of pictures from his impressive vault, sure to inspire a new generation of shutterbugs.

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In an image by photographer Michael Yamashita, Gandze monks study at a nunnery from scriptures hand-made in Derge Parkhang, one of Tibet’s cultural treasures.


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This page: Monks are unperturbed by a snowstorm outside the Labrang Monastery in China and await the start of morning prayers by exhibiting kshanti, or patience and forbearance, a highly regarded practice in Buddhism. Located in the Gansu Province in China, the Labrang Monastery was founded in 1709. Opposite page: A child sits on the Wakhan Corridor, a narrow strip of land in Afghanistan that extends to China.


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This page: Tibetan harvesters arrive in the market town of Sêrxü in China’s Sichuan Province on a motorcycle paid for with the profits from their lucrative trade of yartsa gunbu. Yartsa gunbu, called caterpillar fungus in English, is the priciest fungus in the world and has been called the “Viagra of the Himalayas.” Opposite page: Photographer Yamashita traveled through numerous Chinese villages that Marco Polo saw on his historic journey, including Tiznot, where women still wear traditional red garments.

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Like a Rock One-time third-generation pro wrestler Dwayne Johnson has become a firmly established—and nattily dressed—screen star. By Daria Meoli


Jungle and Skyscraper as well as three of The Fast and the Furious films. In 2015, Johnson premiered as the lead (and executive producer) in the HBO series Ballers. In the smash hit, Johnson plays a retired NFL player who becomes a financial planner for professional athletes. During his stint on that show, it wasn’t just Johnson’s acting that got audiences and critics talking; it was also his slick sense of style on and off the small screen. A far cry from the black briefs he wore as a WWE wrestling champ, Johnson’s sartorial choices now befit his current status as a Hollywood A-lister and a bit of a fashion champ. While slim, sinewy celebs can perhaps adopt any trend and look good, Johnson’s big build isn’t a natural for strutting in high-fashion duds—the actor must make style choices that accentuate and flatter his physique. Rather than dress his large body in even larger clothes, Johnson dons threads by Isaia and other Italian brands that demonstrate how an athletically built guy can look smashing in European tailoring. In the pages of fashion magazines such as GQ and Esquire and the posts of authoritative menswear bloggers, style watchers tout Johnson as the gold standard for how big men can make a big, but far from ponderous, impression in really cool clothes. Classic cuts rather than slim fits are the basis for Johnson’s wardrobe. As with any buff dude, alterations and custom-tailored pieces are essential to help him look his best. Johnson’s suiting is crafted to create breathing room under his arms

and around his shoulders to keep sportcoats from looking like straitjackets. Padding in the shoulders is kept to a minimum. Johnson tends to favor a tieless, open-neck look that complements his broad neck. His pants often are tailored with a straight leg and a slight taper to accommodate his muscular thighs. Off-screen and off the red carpet, the California native rocks T-shirts with a tightly fitted sleeve that hits mid-bicep, but also has more room in the torso and abs. This keeps the star looking casual without necessarily appearing gymbound. Biker jackets are badass, but the asymmetrical zipper and tapered waist can appear cartoonish on men who have some meat on their bones. Johnson has been photographed in a leather racer jacket, a version of the tough biker look that befits his beefcake frame. Now 47 and the father of three daughters, Johnson continues to make Hollywood headlines. In the coming year, he will appear in another installment of Fast and Furious, a sequel to Jumanji and the fifth season of Ballers. As he navigates red carpets and the late-night circuit to promote all of this new work, this officially recognized icon seems certain to keep fashion-minded fans impressed, both on and off screen. As for Johnson’s secret, you wouldn’t suspect that such simple things as humility and authenticity would be part of it—but just maybe they are. “You are the reason I’m getting this,” he told the viewing audience at home during his MTV acceptance remarks. “I’ve learned the most powerful thing we can be is ourselves.”


Wrestler-turned-box-office-champ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become a fashion star in his own right, making both custom suits from Isaia and casualwear from Gucci look stylish on his 6-4 frame. Johnson has the sartorial confidence to wear just about anything, whether it be a plaid suit or a fitted knit sweater.


ith one powerfully arched eyebrow, Dwayne Johnson could command an audience of thousands of rowdy wrestling fans. Today, his megawatt smile and formidable comedic timing draw big box-office ticket sales. Johnson has done what few other professional wrestlers have been able to do (OK, there’s John Cena): parlay a role in the ring into a successful acting career. Long known to World Wrestling Entertainment fans as “The Rock,” Johnson began professional wrestling after a football career was cut short by injuries. Wrestling is in his DNA. His original moniker, Rocky Maivia, was a tribute to two other pro grapplers in his family—his father, Rocky Johnson, and his maternal grandfather, Peter Maivia. By 1998, when he shortened his stage name to The Rock, his popularity was exploding. “When I first got to Hollywood, Hollywood didn’t know what the hell to do with me…a half-black, half-Samoan, 6-foot-4, 275-pound pro wrestler,” Johnson recalled, while accepting the Icon Generation Award at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Soon Tinseltown wised up. When The Rock hosted Saturday Night Live in 2000, the world got to experience his charisma, and his performance earned him fans outside the WWE world. His first movie acting credit was as the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns in 2000. His character was so popular that in 2002 it spawned an eponymous sequel. Johnson went on to become one of the country’s highest-paid actors, appearing in the movies Get Smart, Tooth Fairy, Moana, The Other Guys, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jumanji: Welcome to the



F8 Tributo, the Italian brand’s new flagship, is a blend of its greatest hits and today’s chart-topping tech. As if we needed another reason to sing the praises of Ferrari, the iconic Italian carmaker has rolled out yet another head turner. Gone from its lineup of speed demons is the 488, replaced triumphantly with the F8 Tributo. It’s easily the new flagship for the legendary brand, whose lineage includes some of history’s most recognizable and quintessential sportscars. (The Testarossa and 308 GTS come to mind.) And it pays tribute to many of its Ferrari ancestors, borrowing design elements from the F40 and the Pista. Performance, however, is all its own. The Tributo is muscled by a 710-horsepower V-8, the highest output ever for a Ferrari equipped with that engine size. Engineers say it can reach a top speed of 211 miles per hour and finish a 0-to-62 dash in 2.9 seconds, two stats aided by top-of-class aerodynamics. The Tributo, which has an estimated price tag of $350,000, has sexy curves, like many Ferrari models and unlike the aggressive lines found on competitors like the Lamborghini Huracán and McLaren 720S. Though styling has always been the company’s forte, Ferrari has never needed sex to sell.


One of the Tributo’s front-end features is the air intake system. Left and right vents provide cooling for the brakes and wheel arches, which naturally heat when drivers have the need for speed.

Boosting the car’s aerodynamics begins front and center. The S-Duct was specially designed to expel high pressure flow from the central bumper by deflecting it upward through the hood bonnet. Highway driving has never been this fun (or fast).

A 7-inch touchscreen is mounted in front of the passenger, giving the co-pilot a clear view of the car’s vitals and command of the infotainment system, climate controls and more. Drivers, after all, can’t have all the fun.

Twin LED displays flank a central tachometer on the driver’s instrumentation cluster. The screens show everything from the car’s gear selection to satellite radio stations so the driver’s head (and racecar focus) rarely has to shift.

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While you can select a variety of wheels, the optional starburst design is an aggressive twist on the classic five-spoke rim. The focal point of the wheel, of course, is Ferrari’s prancing horse on a field of yellow.

You can not only feel the power of the Tributo’s 710-horsepower engine, but also see it in action (unless you’re driving, of course). Ferrari’s engine-underglass bodywork offers a full view of the midmounted V-8.

Maybe you’d like to forget 1980s fashion, but the Tributo’s louvered rear window (a throwback to Ferrari’s legendary F40 of the late ’80s and early ’90s) is a style from that bygone era that Ferrari brings back with pride.

Rearview highlights include the return of Ferrari’s twin tail light cluster—a throwback to the brand’s old 308 models—and a lightweight carbon-fiber spoiler that doesn’t add many pounds but still lowers the car’s center of gravity.


Ferrari debuts its new steering wheel in the Tributo. The design features a flat bottom for added comfort and convenience and more on-wheel controls such as a push-button start and paddle shifters. Steering-column stalks are clearly things of the past.

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What a comeback! | GARMANY

Some hotels rest on their laurels, but not these four. They’ve remade themselves—with exciting results.


We admit it: It can be fun to visit an old dowager of a hotel, one whose genteel worn carpets whisper that it’s still trading on a reputation from decades ago. But how much more exciting to stay at an old place that has made itself dramatically new, so that a location full of great yesterdays—and great scenery—can also offer the ultimate hospitality of today. When we say the famous hotels on the following pages have recently been renovated, we don’t mean a repainted lobby here and a new sprinkler system there. We mean they’ve been stripped bare, reimagined, reconfigured, redesigned and studded with state-of-theart amenities to more than delight the luxury traveler with the most demanding 2020 foresight. Depending on what continent you’re headed to, might one of them be on your itinerary soon? CONTINUED...





BELMOND CAP JULUCA, Anguilla, Caribbean


Since it opened in 1988, this hotel, a cluster of Greco-Moorish-style villas, has been classed among the top upscale accommodations on this popular Caribbean island. A-listers such as Denzel Washington and Liam Neeson have been among its loyalists, booking their favorite villas year after year. But in 2017, when the hotel was acquired by luxury leisure company Belmond, it was long overdue for an update, especially after Hurricane Irma destroyed everything at the resort except a few villas. So in late 2018, the establishment reopened as the Belmond Cap Juluca, with two new restaurants, revamped guest accommodations, an upscale spa and a whole new aesthetic inspired by Moroccan design and architecture. Change is apparent with one’s first steps into the indoor/outdoor lobby, as crisp white linens, wicker chairs and an eye-catching chandelier replace the former Arabian-style décor. Guest rooms and suites boast handmade tiles underfoot, sprawling bathroom suites and unique accents that show immaculate attention to detail, such as tassels hung on the doors instead of donot-disturb signs. The cuisine here makes hunger a blessing—as an excuse to indulge. Grab an Italian meal on the waterfront at the new Cip’s by Cipriani, or savor Anguilla-European fusion at the revamped Pimms restaurant. What remains largely unchanged post-reno is the unparalleled staff attention—your stay comes with 24-hour butler service, with one staff member for every two guests. INSIDER’S TIP: Don’t leave this resort without at least one ride in the Belmond Buggy, a leather-seated, air-conditioned joy-ride vehicle reminiscent of Scooby-Doo’s Mystery Machine. RATES: Rooms begin at $675 a night.

THE OBEROI, New Delhi, India



It’s appropriate that the capital of India is home to what was once known as the nation’s fanciest hotel; now it’s new and improved after 50 years in business. Shortly after its half-century birthday, management of the iconic Oberoi, New Delhi went through a mid-life crisis of sorts, feeling that the hotel was outdated, and hoping to reinvent it with a more modern, relevant vibe that still spoke to its upscale clientele. Just shy of two years after construction began in 2016, Oberoi, New Delhi reopened, revealing a sleek, $100 million refurbishment inspired by the late Sir Edwin Lutyens’ New Delhi architecture. And what a reveal it’s been. All 220 guest rooms including 34 suites have been enlarged and outfitted with luxury amenities such as Italian marble bathrooms, teak floors and large picture windows. Natural light now hits just about everywhere, and 40 air filters were installed throughout the hotel to provide the cleanest, freshest, healthiest air in this heavily polluted city. Updated dining and imbibing options were added to the offerings too; the Oberoi hired two Michelin-starred chefs to run Omya and Baoshuan, the hotel’s Indian and Chinese eateries, respectively, and introduced the new rooftop bar Cirrus 9, where guests can sip mixed drinks while looking out on Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on one side and the Delhi Golf Course, India’s oldest, on the other. A hotel’s interior may change for the better, but the view outside? Nobody’s going to mess with perfection. INSIDER’S TIP: If you’re hankering for a smoke, head over to The Club Bar and Cigar Lounge, the latter of which is attached to The Oberoi, New Delhi’s bar and offers personal cigar lockers (and yes, the air purification thing applies here too). RATES: Summer prices start at $220 a night; winter stays go for around $290.



THE FIFE ARMS, Braemar, Scotland


Credited with “Scotland’s most exciting hotel opening of 2019” by Conde Nast Traveler, The Fife Arms has a lot of hype to live up to. The 19th-century hunting lodge with a many-gabled Victorian façade has always been architecturally special, befitting a facility 15 miles down the road from the royals’ Balmoral Castle. But for years it was underwhelming—a Financial Times writer recalled a sign warning of a leaky ceiling, next to which, sure enough, “a plastic bucket collected the rhythmic drops of water.” Well, forget all that! In December 2014, A-list art dealers Iwan and Manuela Wirth purchased the property, then closed it for four years of renovations, eventually opening its doors in late 2018 to rave reviews. Located in Braemar, a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, The Fife Arms underwent the overhaul of all overhauls; the renovation involved transforming 80 guest rooms into 46 more spacious ones and adding a spa, a garden and a bar, among other luxury amenities. But perhaps the biggest undertaking was imbuing artful touches into every room, including paintings by Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud and Queen Victoria. Antique furnishings and period wallpaper adorn the guest suites, and if you wander into a particular ill-lit corner you’ll stumble upon Victoria herself—in wax. Fife Arms’ eating establishments are Scotland through-and-through as well, from its neighborhood bar The Flying Stag to The Clunie Dining Room and the art deco bar Elsa’s, inspired by fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, a frequent visitor to Braemer. INSIDER’S TIP: This hotel is dog-friendly; the Wirths have blocked off several rooms for guests to stay in with their furry friends. RATES: Rooms start at $325 per night.

HOTEL LUTETIA, Paris, France



Making over a century-old Art Deco hotel in the heart of Paris’ Saint Germain neighborhood is quite an undertaking. That’s especially true when it’s the iconic Left Bank hostelry where Picasso lived for a short while in the 1930s, where author James Joyce allegedly wrote a portion of Ulysses, where the rooms housed Nazi officers during World War II. But architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte was up to the challenge, undertaking a four-year, $234 million renovation on Hotel Lutetia—the first renovation in its 100-year history—that concluded in 2018 and maintains the spirit of the original Lutetia while appealing to the 21st century traveler. Just what was involved in such a venture? Turning 233 pre-existing guest rooms into 184 larger ones, building a new courtyard, installing custom-built 19th century-style furniture and adding natural light to windowed bathrooms and common areas, among other things. The food and drink options have been improved upon too, with seafood expert and three-Michelin-starred chef Gérald Passédat at the helm of Brasserie Lutetia. Guests and locals can also enjoy a memorable meal at Le Saint-Germain Restaurant or the more casual L’Orangerie, or grab a creatively mixed cocktail at Bar Aristide or Bar Josephine, the latter named for French starlet Josephine Baker, who frequented the original bar. INSIDER’S TIP: Complete your experience at Lutetia by booking a treatment or taking a fitness class at the brand-new Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre. A 55-foot swimming pool drenched in natural light and an infinity-edge hot tub are among this luxurious spa’s many standout features. RATES: Stays begin at about $985 per night.


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Photography by Michael Cogliantry Photographed on location at Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club, Sloatsburg, N.Y. All jewelry and watches provided by Leonardo Jewelers, Red Bank, N.J.


On her: jacket by See By Chloé, tank by ATM, jeans by 3x1, shoes by Aquazzura. On him: leather jacket, sportcoat, sweater, shirt, tie and boots by Brunello Cucinelli.

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This page: coat by Gimo’s, pants by White Sand, boots by Common Projects, sweater, call to inquire. Opposite page: dress by Prabal Gurung, shoes by Manolo Blahnik.


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This page: leopard coat and blazer by Veronica Beard, jeans by Re/Done, boots by Aquazzura. Opposite page: sportcoat, shirt, tie, pocket square and pants by Kiton, shoes by Common Projects, sweater, call to inquire.

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re you ready for a lifestyle change where life becomes a series of minivacations? Awaken to the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Navesink River and enjoy the multi-colored sunsets each evening from the terrace. Custom built in 2015 and designed by Anderson & Campanella this exceptional waterfront shore colonial has over 6,600 square-feet of beautifully detailed living space. With five bedrooms, six full baths and a powder room all filled with natural sunlight from the numerous windows and glass doors that present ever-changing vistas of Harshorne Woods, wild bird life, boaters and fishermen across 1.35 acres.

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JACKET CUT Try a modern fit for a fashion-forward and flattering silhouette. This style is trimmer through the chest and shoulder than a traditional-cut jacket and it’s still black-tie appropriate.

JACKET SHOULDER The same rules for your sportcoats and suit jackets apply: The padding of the tuxedo jacket should not extend beyond the tip of your shoulders. If it does, the garment is too big.

JACKET LAPEL Wear a silk-faced peak lapel for highly formal occasions and a rounded shawl style when you want to soften your look. A notch lapel is versatile but the least formal for a tuxedo.

SHIRT FRONT A smooth bib-front shirt, perhaps in a pique fabric with room for studs, is a classic look. A shirt with no placket and concealed buttons is clean, while a pleated front worn with studs adds textural interest.

SHIRT COLLAR The best bet for the most formal occasion is the wing, a stand-up collar with downward points. For a more contemporary look, the mandarin and wide spread collar (ideal if you’re wearing a necktie instead of bow tie) are great options.



FORMAL EDUCATION It’s a fact that any man looks good in a tuxedo—as long as it’s the right one, of course.


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SHOES Patent loafers and oxfords are a sure-fire hit for the most formal events. Keep it low key by choosing the styles in suede or polished leather.

PANT LEG LENGTH See your tailor ASAP if your pants are bunching at the ankles (or showing them). Trousers should have half or no break. The half break is standard, showing a slight dent where the hem rests on the top of the shoe.

PANT LEG WIDTH The way the fabric drapes is key: Anything too tight will create wrinkles, while too much material will appear baggy. Find a cut that’s flattering to your waist, thighs and calves.



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JACKET LENGTH Most guys can follow these easy guides: Your jacket should cover your backside and, with your arms at your side, the piece should end between your thumb’s knuckle and base. Of course, if you’re an NBA center, we’ll work with you.


JACKET SLEEVE LENGTH The jacket sleeve should show about a half-inch of the shirt cuff—just enough for others to see your cuff links.



Consider these head-to-toe tips to find the perfect look for your next special occasion.


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the french connection If you make plans to ski at Alpe d’Huez in France this winter, there’s every chance that you’ll be one of the few Yanks on the slopes. Maybe the only one. Beyond the French who flock here from Paris and the provinces, the resort is also beloved by Brits. Together they set the tone of the resort, which manages to be both friendly and chic, appealing to families and to youthful partiers. The resort flies under the radar for most Americans, even though it was named Europe’s Best Ski Resort 2019 by European Best Destinations, the second time it’s been singled out. If you recognize the name Alpe d’Huez at all, it’s likely because it offers one of the toughest and most challenging climbing days during the annual Tour de France race in July. You come to Alpe d’Huez not for a stuffy, jet-set party scene like the one in Courchevel or for hardcore skiing as they do in Les Arcs, but for the terrific and varied skiing and the quietly chic accommodations, many of which are family-friendly. Getting here is easy as well, since it’s about a 90-minute drive south of Grenoble. I came to ski the legendary run called Sarenne, which is the single longest ski run in the world, at nearly 10 miles. Personal best aside, what I discovered was that Alpe d’Huez offers much more than mere statistics.


The skiing


Part of the Grandes Rousses massif, the village is located at 6,102 feet, set on a plateau below the mountain and surrounded by other peaks on all sides. It is a very beautifully situated resort, one of the best in the world. The slopes themselves are south-facing, so that long, sunny days are the rule here. For sun-starved Europeans in winter, that is a major attraction, and not all that common in the Alps. There’s a reason that the French call it L’Ile du Soleil, or Island of the Sun. It’s also one of France’s largest ski resorts, with 155 miles of skiable pistes when you include the neighboring linked resorts. That means plenty of interconnected skiing on the slopes of the neighboring villages of Auris, Villard Reculas, Oz en Oisans and Vaujany. As a skier, you get a sense of setting out on a different

At Alpe d’Huez in the Alps, great skiing matches up with unforgettable scenery, dining and nightlife. By Everett Potter

journey every morning, which is one of the primary reasons I love to ski in Europe. Alpe d’Huez is one of those rare resorts that offer a wide variety of skiing terrain at all levels as well. There are steeps—the longest vertical drop in the world at over 6,000 feet is here—but there is also an abundance of blue and green runs, with miles of moderately vertical, well-groomed slopes that are perfect for intermediates who want to feel like heroes on skis. All said, it’s pretty much a perfect destination for families or for couples and friends of different skiing abilities. My goal was to tackle the Sarenne run, which goes off from the summit of the Pic Blanc glacier. I reached it by the two-stage DMC gondola from the resort, the Télépherique des Grandes Rousses, followed by a ride in a cable car. Sarenne, at 9.9 miles, is the longest black run in the Alps. There were some tough bits, but much of it turned out to be surprisingly forgiving. What it really demands of you is endurance. Skiing nearly 10 miles is a real workout, and I made my fair share of stops on the way down to rest my burning thighs. The next day, my friends went back up the mountain for another challenge. Le Tunnel is a black run from the summit that requires that you ski through a corridor of rock and onto an icy mogul field. It can be dangerous enough that falling is a particularly bad idea. I had already made up my mind to leave them to the challenge and headed down some blue slopes until we met up for lunch. The slopeside lunch is a ritual in Europe and nowhere more than in France. You’re spoiled with choices at Alpe d’Huez. Our favorite was Chez Passoud, just above the village of Oz, where charcuterie was followed by tartiflette, a fondue made with the local Reblochon cheese. We also liked Chalet du Lac Besson, where lamb and seafood grilled over an open fire were delicious. Out of the way but also delicious was the classic Savoie fare at L’Altiport. For those who still have energy to burn after a morning on the pistes and a long lunch, La Folie Douce is famed for its views and for encouraging dancing on the tables. Many guests seem to oblige. It should be visited at least once during your stay. My

verdict: the champagne was great, the energy unbelievable, the dancing best left to agile 20-somethings.

The village Alpe d’Huez’s resort village is split into quartiers. The Viel Alpe quartier, also known as the Old Town, is best for nightlife. The chic-est shopping is on Avenue des Jeux. From an architectural standpoint, it’s a bit of a hodgepodge of chalet-style buildings and modern construction. That said, those mountain views, the high-season energy on the streets and that reliable sun together make the village a welcoming place. Our favorite dinner was at Au Montagnard, a classic in town with wood beams and lace curtains, where I enjoyed steak cooked on a hot stone one night and raclette the next. A slightly fancier meal was on offer at Le Cremaillere, which was also housed in a charming chalet building, and they had French mountain fare such as onion soup and Côte du Boeuf. Nighttime? If you intend to stay out until 2 a.m., then the New Sphere, Freeride Café and Underground Bar are where to head, as well as the tried and true Smithy’s Tavern. Since my idea of late night after a day of Alpine skiing is 9:30 p.m., I had a quick cognac. You should plan on arriving at least two hours later, just when they start getting lively.

Daria-I Nor There’s been a lot of buzz about Daria-I Nor, which just opened in December. The sister resort to Hotel Koh-I Nor in Val Thorens and Hotel Taj-I Mah in Arc 2000, Daria-I Nor is a “ski in, ski out” hotel with just 46 rooms, each with a private balcony, faux fur throws and phenomenal views. The darkened lobby has highback chairs and spotlights and feels like a chic urban club. The concept of wellness looms large here. The spa is 8,600 square feet, with the requisite pool, Jacuzzi and a hammam, as well as two saunas and a relaxing indoor pool with a fountain. The dining is on the formal side at L’Améthyste, while Table de Daria has traditional French mountain fare. It’s the most sublime hotel in all of Alpe d’Huez, a property I would gladly check into on a return visit. There’s no question that after my first trip here, I’ll be back.

Opposite page, clockwise from top: Skiing Sarenne takes endurance—at 9.9 miles, it’s the longest black run in the Alps; nightlife at Alpe d’Huez’s resort village includes a bevy of taverns, bars and cafes; guests at the Daria-I Nor hotel can enjoy traditional French mountain fare at Table de Daria; each of the hotel’s 46 guestrooms has a balcony with slopeside panoramas; aircraft and gondola rides offer breath-taking views of the Alps.

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Have You Tried Capoeira? Dance + martial arts + the spirit of a game = great exercise, Brazilian style. By Haley Longman


razil is known for nuts, soccer stars, bikinis and the supermodels who wear them. But have you heard of that South American country’s martial-arts-meets-dance workout, capoeira? If not, it’s not because it’s too new; capoeira dates back to the early 1500s. The masters of African slaves in Brazil didn’t permit them to fight, so the slaves created this art to disguise fighting with dancing. It also was (and is) a means of self-defense and self-expression. But only lately has it become an international workout trend. Capoeira’s maneuvers are choppy, with sweeping punches and kicks, spins and head-butts. Speed and technique vary slightly by type of capoeira. There are two main types: Angola (traditional) and Regional (usually faster and more aggressive). But across the board the so-called game’s fundamental movement is the ginga (the Portuguese word for “sway”), a back-and-forth motion intended to prevent oneself from being a stagnant target. In both forms, only the hands and feet touch the ground. In contrast to its cousin jiu-jitsu, capoeira has music as an intrinsic feature, one that sets the tempo and style of motions that are performed to traditional African instruments such as the berimbau (string instrument), the pandeiro (tambourine) and the atabaque (drum). There is also singing in Portuguese, and you’ll appreciate the lyrics more if you pick up a smattering of that language, predominant in Brazil. But mastery isn’t mandatory. Brazil attracts thousands of tourists yearly who gather round just to watch capoeiristas, as practitioners are called, in action. And since the 1970s, mestres, or masters, have been traveling to each of the continents to teach this art form, so that it eventually caught on beyond South America. Now fitness studios such as Abadá-Capoeira teach classes for around $18 a pop in New York and San Francisco. Other

all-encompassing gyms in cities like Los Angeles, London and even Tucson offer capoeira lessons to beginners and experts, and sometimes even kids, in single sessions or in bulk. What can a newbie expect? Many classes begin with stretching before students are divvied up into groups by skill level or age to practice various movements. At the end of each session, participants form a roda (the Portuguese word for “circle”) in which two dancers essentially face off and perform the moves they’ve learned. And though professionals don a capoeira uniform that typically consists of a white shirt and a pair of loose trousers, for novices standard workout clothes are fine—though roomy pants you can move in are preferred over shorts. Apart from its novelty and its cultural tradition, capoeira has clear benefits as exercise. It improves upper-body strength, cardio condition, stamina and overall flexibility— in fact, some capoeiristas are as flexible as professional yogis. Hollywood hasn’t failed to notice this phenomenon. Superheroes in the recent blockbusters Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther have used capoeira in combat. Dustin Hoffman was practicing the art when he first appeared on screen in Meet the Fockers (2004), and Cate Blanchett employed it to fight her enemies in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima (who is—you guessed it—Brazilian) counts capoeira among her workouts. Action star Wesley Snipes is trained in it, and Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Conor McGregor incorporates capoeira into his winning fighting style. “The human body can move in many ways,” he told a sports website in 2013, “and that’s what I’m trying to do.” Perhaps a well-known mestre said it best when he declared: “The more you devote to capoeira, the more capoeira will return to you.”

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Kiss the Road Goodbye


Spacious luxury goes wild in the Mercedes-Benz G 550 SUV, a modern masterpiece of tech that’s hyper-ready for an encounter with tough terrain. By Timothy Kelley

Once you leave the highway and take to rough turf, it stands to reason you’ll bid adieu to luxury, capaciousness and speed. But wait! The Mercedes-Benz G 550 stands reason on its head. Melting categories like so much candle wax, this cargo-hungry off-road SUV (with more than 100 cubic feet of cargo volume behind front and rear seats) is every inch a Mercedes. It was thoroughly redesigned for 2019, carries five passengers in comfort, boasts 416 horsepower with 450 lb.-ft. of torque and goes from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds. On-road or off-, the G 550’s engine shows a family resemblance to its racing-minded kin. It’s a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo, which means two turbochargers are sucking air into the cylinders, for more power with less engine bulk. It’s equipped with an independent suspension with a double-wishbone front axle and a rigid rear

axle. The vehicle boasts permanent all-wheel drive, and its ECO start-stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idling occasions—to save fuel and cut emissions—and quickly restarts it on green. (Don’t want this feature? Simply turn it off.) The latest G is still no curvaceous sweeping beauty. But in both tech and luxe there’s outsidethe-box thinking inside this box. And while the traditional side-opening swing gate (clumsy for narrow garage spaces) has its quibblers, some things didn’t need changing. The decisive door-lock “clack” and door-closing “clunk,” for instance, will sound just fine in the 2020s. Reportedly about 350 pounds lighter than its predecessor, the G 550 features a 9G-Tronic ninespeed automatic transmission that changes gears quickly and almost unnoticeably for the smooth-

est ride as you grip the Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel. And there’s a sequence of three lockable differentials controlled by dashboard buttons to maintain optimal balance between torque and traction. Almost five inches wider now, the G 550’s interior lavishes six extra inches of legroom on backseat riders. And drivers will savor the 12.3-inch flat-panel display screens showing gauges, while a multicolor ambient lighting setup makes for a surprisingly customizable interior. Was roughing it ever so swanky? The G 550 starts at $124,500, and with mpg ratings of 13 city and 17 highway there’s no quick payback at the pump. But if your accountant balks, take her for a ride—across the desert, perhaps, or to the parking lot of the trendiest restaurant in Beverly Hills. You only live once.

The Mercedes-Benz G 550 SUV gives new meaning to the phrase “peak performance,” declining to make the usual sacrifice of commodious comfort for the thrill of off-road adventure. It’s available in 24 exterior paint colors—and note the LED daytime running lights that ring the round headlamps.

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The stew of Mexico

Bowls of tasty posole are like snowflakes—no two are exactly alike. By Donna Rolando


propelled posole on a journey beyond its homeland to growing popularity in the States, at restaurants in LA, Houston and San Diego, for example—and perhaps soon an eatery near you. Just what is this dish that more and more Americans are putting on their culinary radar? The word originates with Nahuati, the language spoken by the Aztecs of pre-Hispanic Mexico, and may mean hominy (referring to the shelled, dried corn that is the star of this recipe). The large hominy kernels (cacahuazintle) are soaked (usually in water with lime) until they puff up; your taste buds can anticipate a chewy texture that smacks of corn tortilla. Other featured players are generally braised pork (for which chicken can be substituted—or, for a vegetarian dish, beans) and garlic. So get your stockpot or track down a restaurant that serves posole, and discover why it’s becoming so popular in

the U.S. Chefs love how this recipe, with its humble foundation, is just right for customization. And talk about variety! Among its many versions, posole comes in red, green and white—the colors of the Mexican flag. You won’t find any red or green salsas in the white version, while green can include tomatillo, cilantros or even jalapeños, and red relies more heavily on chiles like ancho. Then there’s the wide choice of toppings—everything from finely chopped onions, lettuce and radishes to avocado and lime—teamed up with tasty tostadas and crema. It should perhaps be mentioned that the corn so basic to this stew had sacred significance to the Aztecs, who believed the gods made humans out of corn-meal dough. But there’s no need to dig that deep to discover why this is a cherished taste sensation. Feel free to experiment! After all, that’s what posole is all about.

While meat, peppers and other spices may vary, every bowl of posole is made with hominy—shelled, dried corn.


ike treasured heirlooms handed down through generations, some recipes are prized for their constancy; chefs— even the home variety—follow them to the letter as though any change might break the culinary spell. (What would Grandma say?) But others are born with a wild streak, just begging for creativity. Posole, Mexico’s national stew (or is it more of a soup?), is the second kind—simple, yet so appetizing it’s a favorite on special occasions such as New Year’s and Christmas. (Don’t be surprised, though, to see it pop up on ordinary days as well, because why wait?) Indeed, this robust recipe originating from native Mexican tribes has the right stuff to warm up body and soul in the winter and still be a hit in the summer sunshine—it knows no bounds. It’s that anything-goes spirit—no two bowls are ever the same—that has

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SIX DEGREES OF COGNAC Why is this spirit so hip? Exacting production and ageing standards tell part of the tale. By Harry Dowden


rime novelist Mickey Spillane had a ready reason why his fictional hero, detective Mike Hammer, so often drank beer: “Because I can’t spell cognac.” But today pop culture has discovered the spirit, orthography be damned. Cognac is one of the most popular sips among the most influential stars. Appreciating a fine glass of XO is a sure sign of sophistication and taste, and its authenticity and no-compromises production are a big part of its appeal. Cognac is a complex beverage with a 500-year history and it takes its name from the area in southwest France where it is made under a set of strict guidelines. Brandies can be produced all over, but only those from Cognac itself may bear that moniker. Blends are composed of various eaux-de-vie (“waters of life”), twice copper-distilled wine (at least 90 percent Ugni Blanc varietal) that must age for a minimum of two years in oak (Limousin or Tronçais only, s’il vous plaît). The six blends on the following pages rest for much, much longer, however. A “young” cognac is still a delectable and smooth experience, but age brings the elixir to another level. Kick back with a snifter and the things you enjoy most in life—you may not be jet-setting in a G6 like some of cognac’s biggest fans, but you’ll feel on top of the world. (A quick note on nomenclature: Until only last year, for a cognac to be deemed XO—extra old—required that the youngest blend component have remained in oak for six years. But that minimum was raised to 10 years—cognacs with threads below that aged now receive the Napoléon grade, the next one down.)






Beloved by iconic singer Rihanna, Louis XIII is one of the most exceptional cognacs available. One hundred percent of the wines distilled for this blend are from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne cru, the premier subsection of six in the region whose harvests can be tapped for the beverage. Each bottle of Louis XIII contains 1,200 blend components, meticulously sifted through and chosen. This is after only a “small” portion of eaux-devie are selected for the elusive path. The kicker? The cognac’s age makes a long-in-the-tooth 10-year XO minimum look like the blink of an eye. The minimum age for a LXIII blend component is 40 years, and some threads surpass the century-old mark. The impressive age inspires a wide array of tasting notes, from the tropical to the earthy. The extended process has also lent the team a long-term vision that allows for careful consideration of processes, and an examination of our engagement with the passage of time. A collaborative effort with rapper and cognac connoisseur Pharrell Williams titled “100 Years” is both an homage to the lengthy creation process of the esteemed cognac and a plea to those who’d wish to pass on the tradition: a song, locked away, that will automatically release in 2117—if climate change and sea-level rise permit. Recommended pairing: Barring dramatic medical advances, most of us won’t be able to hear what could be Mr. Williams’ magnum opus. Instead, spin a copy of Random Access Memories from another of France’s fi nest exports, the electronic music duo Daft Punk. Their retro-futuristic sounds will lay the perfect backdrop for the waves of fl avor that a glass of Louis XIII offers.

A focus on techniques from the house of Courvoisier leads to an incredibly smooth product. Working closely with many growers across four crus, producers take pride every step of the way. That is refl ected not just in the distillate, but also in the oak that houses it. For both grape and wood, the process begins from the ground up. Two-hundred-year-old oak is selected by in-house coopers, and staves are dried for three years before the barrels are complete. A year’s worth of grapes undergo primary fermentation before they are ready for cognac’s signature double distillation. Sipping straight will be an immersive experience fi lled with big fl oral notes alongside caramel and dried citrus—think snacking on candied orange in a lush meadow. If you choose to mix it up a bit, Courvoisier recommends a classic sidecar: 5 parts cognac, 2 parts triple sec, 2 parts lemon juice, shaken well and strained. Recommended pairing: Take a listen to mile-a-minute wordsmith Busta Rhymes’ early-aughts party hit, “Pass the Courvoisier Part II.” Pharrell Williams’s hook and his production as part of the Neptunes are just as smooth as the indelible beverage.




Bold yet smooth, rich yet fi lled with subtleties, Hennessy has made a name as a luxury beverage of choice among creatives across different media. Arguably the fi rst to use the XO distinction, Henny, as it’s lovingly referred to, is an excellent sipper and all-around cognac. Notably using only the Ugni Blanc varietal, each bottle of Hennessy XO comprises 100 blending components. This depth of composition has led to a specifi c set of seven fl avor notes that describe the journey through a pour of the elixir: Sweet Notes, Rising Heat, Spicy Edge, Flowing Flame, Chocolate Lull, Wood Crunches and Infi nite Echo. These notes were deemed so evocative that acclaimed director Ridley Scott was commissioned to compose a sci-fi tribute exploring each of the “Seven Worlds.” The special Marc Newsom edition of the XO is another shining example of Hennessy’s collaborative spirit, showing a commitment to an aesthetic that prizes presentation alongside fl avor. The designer’s reworking of the distinctive decanter utilizes horizontal striations to visually highlight both glass and liquid, and creates a uniquely textured object that refl ects cognac’s many facets. Recommended pairing: Savor a glass or two while watching Scott’s sci-fi watershed Blade Runner. Get your hands on 2007’s The Final Cut to appreciate the director’s true vision for the fi lm as you do the same with the work of Hennessy’s blenders.

In a landscape of limited edition blends, many of which focus on the design of the bottle itself, Hardy has to be hailed not just for excellent cognac but also for refi ned aesthetics. Founded in the region by an English ex-pat, the house takes infl uence not just from the spirit’s production, but from other sources of specifi cally French creativity. Claiming a haute couture philosophy and decidedly feminine infl uences, Hardy produces cognac fi ltered through the lens of an atelier: Scents are cited as heavy stylistic infl uences, with tasting notes leaning toward the fl oral, and carafe designs explicitly infl uenced by bottles of fi ne perfume. Early collaborations with the Cristallerie Daum studio have resulted in beautiful collectibles whose contents are as intoxicating as their containers. Recent works with the Lalique brand highlight the seasons, paying homage to the passage of time so crucial to cognac and the springlike bouquet it can offer. Recommended pairing: Damozels & Deities is the most recent volume on 19th century stained glass from researcher William Waters and photographer Alastair Carow-Cox. Take in the beauty that glass working can achieve while savoring the bouquet of Hardy XO.


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This is a classic take on the spirit and one that has showed immense staying power. The blend, with up to 400 components, is referred to as a Cognac Fine Champagne—its grapes sourced exclusively from vineyards in two of the region’s crus, Grande Champagne (50 percent+) and Petite Champagne. The particular soil’s terroir encourages the level of ripeness in the grapes that makes the wine well-suited for the 24-hour double distillation process. The eaux-de-vie that are produced from the distillation processes each year can number in the thousands, but many will not meet the standards required for them to be set down for a transformation in oak. Years later, we are finally able to taste the product of this patience, hard work and informed selection. A drop of water can open up the cognac and enhance some of the more subtle fruity and spicy aromatics, just as it does with a fine whisky. Fatty cheeses and bold dark chocolates are among the great foods that pair well with cognac, but for its own XO, Rémy Martin recommends figs—a sweet treat that will bring out dried fruit flavors in the liquid that only time can develop. If you want your cognac consumption to be a truly cinematic experience, check out the limited-edition XO packaging for the Cannes Film Festival. A pointillist take on the Rémy logo evokes the bright lights of a marquee and the flash of the paparazzi. Recommended pairing: Kick back and take in the movie Port Authority, whose cast and crew made history voguing across the red carpet at Cannes. The film is a chronicle of romance in the NYC ballroom scene, whose traditions and uncompromising creativity will pair well with the warmth in your glass.

For more than 250 years, the house of Hine has patiently crafted fine cognacs. One of its main tenets is “finesse”—a word with deep history that has maintained relevance, much like cognac itself, and come to represent a certain sense of style and cool. So how does one finesse excellent cognac out of the soil? For Hine’s Antique XO, it means a blend of 40 distinct eaux-de-vies, crafted exclusively from Grande Champagne grapes, and an average component age of 20 years. The producers cite Cyrano de Bergerac and acclaimed Bach pianist Glenn Gould as inspirations/accompaniments for the blend. As with other producers, there is a crossover of disciplines and lifestyles that inform the making of the cognac—a balance between savoir faire and joie de vivre, a commitment to technique, and of course, a bit of finesse. This blend has a wonderful spice character, lending a particular boldness that evokes Cyrano’s noted panache. Recommended pairing: Light up a Macanudo Cru Royale while you savor a glass; the cigar’s bold yet balanced flavor will stand up to the cognac without overpowering it. The two powerhouses working together deliver maximum enjoyment.

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The Verdicchio we didn’t know

Once typecast as plebeian and fish-friendly, this varietal now shows unsuspected depth and versatility. By Josh Sens


Just as it’s unwise to judge a book by its cover, so is it unfair to judge a wine by its bottle. Consider the verdict on Verdicchio. For decades in the United States, the light, bright Italian white was widely associated with the glass container it frequently arrived in: a green, fish-shaped bottle, replete with fins and scales, a cork implanted in its gaping mouth. The bottle was unmistakable, and it inspired assumptions. Consumers came to expect a pale-colored wine, high in acidity but low in nuance, with little about it that would stand in the way of the seafood with which it was most often served. As a general rule, their assumptions weren’t wrong. Like wicker-bottle chianti, fishbottle Verdicchio was deemed an emblematic old-world-style table wine—inexpensive, easy-drinking, uncomplex. Not that there was anything wrong with that. But it also wasn’t all that Verdicchio could be. “We knew that Verdicchio was capable of being so much more,” says Gianluca Garofoli of Garofoli winery in Italy. “But it had reached the point where the bottle was more famous than the wine inside.” As a fifth-generation vintner in Le Marche (pronounced luh marKAY)—the eastern Italian region,

near the Adriatic Sea, that doubles as ground zero for Verdicchio production—Garofoli understood the roots of the varietal’s reputation. The name stems from “verde,” the Italian word for green, and true to its billing, most of the Verdicchio on the export market was bottled and consumed while it was young and green. It was wine for the people—not wine for sophisticates. Never was Verdicchio allowed to age. The Garofoli family envisioned something else. Verdicchio, they realized, was a varietal of vast, untapped potential. Its fruit could ripen quickly and give rise to subtle, structured wines that could age beautifully in the barrel and the bottle. Verdicchio could be much more than its dated stereotype— so long as you treated it respectfully. In pursuit of their goal, the Garofolis began fine-tuning their approach. They modified their farming practices, pruning vineyards to reduce yields and selecting only the choicest clones. At the same time, they began to experiment with aging techniques. In 1981, the family broke starkly with convention, becoming the first major Verdicchio producer to abandon the green, fish-shaped amphora in favor of a Bordeaux-style bottle—a new look for a wine that was not the same-old Verdicchio. In 1986, the Garofolis

released their first Verdicchio “classico,” a lovely demonstration of the grape’s great promise. But the bigger watershed came in 1991, when the family unveiled Podium, an old-vine Verdicchio that was striking from the get-go but all the more remarkable as it matured. “This is a Verdicchio that can age 10, 12, 15 years or even more,” Garofoli says. “It demonstrates how flexibile and sophisticated the varietal really is. We think of it as something like the Italian Chablis.” In the years since, the Garofolis’ influence has rippled across the Marche, part of a growing wave that has helped elevate the profile of the region’s signature grape. The results are further evident in the work of such producers as Umani Ronchi and Villa Bucci, whose beautiful releases are a celebration of the varietal’s diverse strengths. Showcasing the bright, refreshing notes that have long made Verdicchio foodfriendly, they are also wines of elegant body and intriguing flavor that grow only more compelling over time. “The truth is, Verdicchio can be many things,” Garofoli says. “It’s still a wonderful table wine, good for everyday drinking. But it’s a lot more than the wine you might think you know, poured from a bottle shaped like a fish.”

Opposite page, clockwise from top: The Marche region in eastern Italy has produced Verdicchio wine grapes for centuries; producers like Villa Bucci celebrate Verdicchio’s strengths, including an elegant body and intriguing flavor; the Garofolis of the Garofoli winery: Gianfranco, Carlo, Beatrice, Gianluca and Caterina; most of the Verdicchio on the market was bottled when the grape was young and green; Umani Ronchi’s CaSal di Serra pairs well with seafood; by pruning vineyards and reducing the number of grapes, vintners like the Garofolis can select the best of the harvest.

TASTING NOTES Garofoli 2016 Podium Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, $26 A lush, golden color, with honeyed notes that give way to refreshing hints of ripe stone fruit. It’s delicious with salmon and halibut, but also a worthy pairing with grilled pork or roast chicken. 2016 Umani Ronchi CaSal di Serra Verdicchio di Jesi Classico Superiore, $16 Medium-bodied, with a pleasing texture and sweet notes of cherry and nectarine. Try with fried calamari or garlicky shrimp. Bucci 2016 Verdicchio Classico dei Castelli di Jesi, $23 A full-bodied wine with a straw-yellow hue and perky flavors of apples and bitter almond. Enjoy with a pasta or shellfish risotto. 2016 Montecappone, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Ergo, $62 Smooth, delicate notes of almonds, peaches and apricots. Pair it with rich seafood such as salmon or halibut, but it also marries nicely with a roast pork loin.

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‘Charm City’ charmer

Baltimore’s coziest luxe hotel, the Ivy, part of the Relais & Châteaux “family,” feels homey in a way that home itself can’t quite match. By Rita Guarna



ell friends you’re spending a weekend in Baltimore and they may wonder why you’re visiting the poor cousin of “richer” New York, Philly or D.C. But this historic city is full of delights for the visitor. And if you hang your hat at The Ivy Hotel, you’ll feel like you’re visiting wealthy kin of your own. The only Relais & Châteaux hotel in Maryland, this restored 1890s red-brick brownstone stands proud in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood and strikes the perfect balance when it comes to service: impeccable, yet discreet. Think of this as a relative’s country “house” in the city. There is no check-in desk. Instead, a driver (yes, we were met and whisked to the hotel) drops you off at the entrance, where we were escorted through a small lower lobby into the elevator and up to the conservatory. There Simon, one of two concierges on call during our stay, greeted us and offered a glass of champagne and a tour of the property. (“Yes, please!”—on both counts.) In the conservatory we were regaled with tales of the place. A beautifully restored piano, for example, belonged to the heirs of the original owners and is often used. From there, we ambled past the mansion bar, where guests are encouraged to pour their own classic cocktails (there are recipe books there too, should you need inspiration), then into the tea room, library and game room. The home—er, hotel—is full of antique furnishings, including an 1880s billiards table, Tiffany glass windows and vintage books in several nooks with oversize armchairs. A beautiful 1930s globe caught my attention, and it was only the promise of high tea that lured me away. Comfy velour couches, roaring fires and floor-to-ceiling

murals invited us to relax. And relax we did. Here it’s easy to revive the endangered art of conversation while munching on finger sandwiches and scones. When I remarked to my companion that no one in the room appeared to be glued to his or her phone, one of the servers nearby smiled and said, “There’s no IT at high tea.” Indeed. Sated, we climbed to the third floor to check out our suite—No. 9. The hotel offers 18 guest quarters: nine suites and nine rooms, ranging from 285 square feet to 985, each with a fireplace, an oversized bathroom and a one-of-a-kind armoire-cum-mini bar, designed by local art students. Our room featured a four-poster bed, a heated limestone floor in the bathroom, double vanities and a giant soaking tub. Everything in the mini bar, including local beers, wine and snacks (Old Bay chips, anyone?) is included in the hotel’s rate. So are afternoon tea, internet, on-demand movies, car service (within city limits) and breakfast. It would have been easy to settle in and simply relax with a good book or two or three, but “Charm City” awaited. And did you know that in the mid19th century this—not Philadelphia, Boston or Chicago—was America’s second-largest city? Given the reputation of Baltimore (“Bawlmer,” if you speak the local dialect) as an important old-time port town, we decided to set sail on a boat tour courtesy of Art’s Cruises. Viewing the Inner Harbor from the waterside was fun, and we caught glimpses of Fort McHenry (where Francis Scott Key penned “The Star-Spangled Banner”), the U.S.S. Constellation and the somewhat cheesy characters aboard a ship flying pirate flags. We opted to skip the National

Aquarium, one of the largest in the U.S., and instead, once back on land, visited the Baltimore Museum of Art. It houses the world’s largest collection of Matisse works in a public museum and a contemporary sculpture garden amid three landscaped acres. Back “home,” we joined a group at a champagne soiree, the champagne paired with its classic 19th century companion: oysters. Executive Chef Mark Levy, a Briton formerly at the helm of the five-star The Point in the Adirondacks, yearned to keep his oysters ice-cold and wanted them passed around like other hors d’oeuvres. One member of his creative team fashioned a leather and steel contraption, and the roaming oyster bar was born, with a young man, Devon, shucking while chatting up guests. Speaking of food, Levy serves up a varied menu for guests and locals alike at Magdalena, the hotel’s 75-seat bistro. Here you’ll find something for everyone: mac-and-cheese fritters for the ironic highbrow, a saddle of Colorado lamb and a caviar service for the hungry masses. There’s a nod to local fare with oysters, crabs (of course), cod and rockfish. We sat outside in a beautiful backyard courtyard, but other options included the wine cellar (the restaurant has an extensive wine and whiskey list), the treasury in the home’s former vault and an upper area with small booths. Unlike dinner, breakfast is a guests-only affair, and it’s grand. Choose a made-to-order omelet or more elaborate eggs Benedict, waffles or the signature lemon soufflé pancakes. (They’re to die for.) With full bellies and promises to return, we bade concierge James a fond farewell as he summoned our driver. If only visiting real family could be like this.

Opposite page, clockwise from top: Suite Seven at The Ivy Hotel includes mirrored closet doors, a living room, two fireplaces and a bathroom with dual vanities, soaking tub and separate shower; original skylights, carved wood wainscoting and stained glass windows highlight the building’s three-story grand staircase; choose any seat in the living room, library or conservatory for afternoon tea; local seafood is abundant at Magdalena, the hotel’s 75-seat restaurant; visitors can enjoy morning coffee and evening cocktails in the inviting courtyard; guests are given concierge services and

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Sartorial FALL HESTRA Hestra has designed gloves for over 80 years using carefully chosen materials to craft timeless handwear with uncompromised quality.

PT TORINO Trousers that are purely and simply luxurious, inside and out. Authentic, innovative, and disruptively creative.

AUTUMN CASHMERE Autumn Cashmere incorporates a classic but creative use of color, texture and novel details, creating styles that are coveted in your closet for years.

SIMONNOT GODARD, ESTABLISHED IN 1787 Pondicherry exclusive multi-color woven, double-ply cotton pocket squares from the 60s.



Just as our designers take great pride in the clothing that bears their name, we are extremely proud of the amenities and services that make shopping at Garmany a pleasure. Our philosophy is that first-class customers deserve first-class care from the moment they walk through our doors. We aim to transcend the traditional retail customer relationship, creating instead a bond that exceeds expectations. Please take advantage of any and all of the services described here as part of your Garmany experience. Visit Garmany at 121 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ, or call us at 732.576.8500.

PRIVATE SHOPPING SERVICE You don’t have to be an A-list celebrity to get the red-carpet treatment at Garmany. Our private shopping service will enable you to sample your favorite designer collections at leisure with a knowledgeable member of our staff.



The Garmany parking lot is large, free and secure. And it puts you just steps from the welcoming red awning at our back door.




After choosing the perfect present, our complimentary gift wrap makes your Garmany gift extra special. For birthdays, holidays or milestone events, any day is a good day to take advantage of our professionally prepared gift presentations.

We’re just as pet friendly as we are kid friendly. A pet is a member of the family, and we want to make all your family members feel at home.

MOVIE THEATER We encourage you to bring the younger set to Garmany, and we attend to them as we would any other family members. Our secondfloor movie theater is a particular hit with kids. With our theater seating, a massive screen, high-def picture and awesome sound system, your kids can enjoy a variety of titles from our film library or bring along a favorite DVD of their own.



While most stores dread discussing their return policy, we can sum up ours in three words: No questions asked. All we do request is that you bring your purchase back within 31 days.

If our store hours don’t fit your schedule, call us. If you’re a morning person who finds 7 a.m. the ideal time for your Garmany Experience, we will arrange to be here. Does the commute put you on the platform at 9 p.m.? No problem. Shopping by appointment allows us to give you the personal attention and shopping time you need, when your schedule permits.


As talented as a local tailor may be, he can only provide the limited patterns and materials on hand. At Garmany, our Made-to-Measure service takes advantage of the relationships we have established with Italian manufacturers to deliver a suit that is smart and sexy—and a good value—in as little as one week. You won’t find a better shortterm plan to look your best.


GADGETS AND GEAR Big Agnes Flume sleeping bag JAXJOX kettlebell Bodyfriend massage chair Stealth Core Trainer stealthbodyfitness. com Rossignol/PIQ ski tracker Roland drum kit Symfonisk lamp

OLDFASHIONED SHOESHINE Garmany is one of the few places left where you can still get a meticulous hand shine. In just a few minutes, we’ll have your shoes looking lustrous, and you’ll feel ready to take on the world.


WHAT A COMEBACK! Belmond Cap Juluca The Oberoi The Fife Arms Hotel Lutetia


THE FRENCH CONNECTION Alpe d’Huez Chez Passoud

Like any gracious host, we always offer our guests something to drink. Whether you’re shopping in first-floor menswear or browsing the women’s collections upstairs, you’ll find a spot to relax, reflect and enjoy coffee, espresso, cappuccino or a cool drink. If the notion strikes you for something more bracing, we have wine, beer and a full bar.

HAVE YOU TRIED CAPOEIRA? Abadá-Capoeira SIX DEGREES OF COGNAC Louis XIII Courvoisier XO Hennessy Marc Newson Hardy XO Rare Remy Martin XO Hine Antique XO THE VERDICCHIO WE DIDN’T KNOW Garofoli winery Umani Ronchi Bucci Verdicchio ‘CHARM CITY’ CHARMER The Ivy Hotel


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Our on-site tailor shop is at your disposal for alterations to your Garmany purchases. We provide same-day service as a rule and can usually handle minor alterations while you wait. The same goes for emergency repairs and routine wardrobe maintenance, such as tightening loose buttons: Bring the garment in, and we’ll fix that button on the spot.

FERRARI’S HOTTEST Ferrari F8 Tributo

No matter where you are in Garmany, you’re only a few paces away from a spacious, comfortable changing room. We never planned on 49, but after we located them in the places we knew would be most convenient, that’s how it worked out.

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A central part of the Garmany Experience is superlative service in a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to browse in private, you’re more than welcome. When you need expert, individual attention, you’ll get it— instantly and for as long as you want. Our knowledgeable staff is well versed in all of the brands we carry, the trends of the season and how to fit every body type. They stand ready to advise you on all matters of wardrobe and accessories.

All brands and products featured in this issue are available at Garmany unless otherwise noted. Sources of those other brands and products are listed below.


A Garmany Gift Card guarantees your gift will be the perfect style, size and color. Purchase a gift card in the store or online in any denomination you choose for a remembrance that will dazzle any lucky recipient.



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Acne isn’t just for teens—or women. Here’s how to clear up your complexion and get on with your life. By Haley Longman


We all expect to get wrinkles, crow’s feet and fine lines as we age—it’s just a fact of life. But many guys long past adolescence have to deal with pesky pimples too. According to a study published in the Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology, about 40 percent of men have “adult acne,” with many middle-aged men among them. That could be partly because men’s skin is biologically different from women’s—thanks to higher levels of testosterone, it’s about 20 percent thicker, with more collagen, larger hair follicles and more production of sebum (an oily substance secreted by the glands), which can lead to breakouts. Sometimes the culprit is more surface-level, though: Did you know a dirty razor or a bacteria-harboring hat or helmet could cause pimples? The easiest way to keep breakouts under control is by establishing a baseline skincare regimen—and sticking to it. Over-the-counter acne products targeted toward men are less creamy and oily than women’s varieties, as dudes usually have enough sebum as is. But almost all acne products, regardless of gender, contain either benzoyl peroxide, which kills acne-causing bacteria and removes excess oil, and/or salicylic acid, which unclogs pores. Invest in a gentle, acne-fighting face wash, and wash your face morning and night (but not more often than that). Then, using a cotton ball, apply toner to your T-Zone (the area of your forehead, nose, mouth and chin)—the best are those that contain witch hazel, a natural astringent that reduces redness and inflammation. Finish things off with a thin layer of moisturizer (since guys’ skin is already pretty well hydrated), and exfoliate with a scrub no more than twice a week to remove blackheads and dead skin. If sporadic breakouts are your problem and you want to tackle zits one at a time, add spot treatments containing salicylic acid or glycolic acid into the equation. If none of the above is working, see a dermatologist, who can prescribe prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid or retinoids, which help to regulate cell growth and stop acne over time. The bottom line? Though skin composition and acne products vary between the sexes, the rules are the same for men and women: Consistency is key when it comes to preventing and treating blemishes. And, oh yeah, no picking or popping, please!


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