Garmany: Fall/Winter 2015

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rockin’ in rio

eton: swedish design, born in the usa

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high marks make the grade with this season’s hottest looks

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& interior design services for the art collector I so wish it was not true. Larry was beyond gracious, a friend to my gallery and a giant in our business community. Mo had me buying clothes at Garmany in my early twenties, long before I had any business shopping there. I feel like I grew up knowing I could be armed with proper dress for anything in life I faced, able to run into Garmany for good advice and grand style that I could always count on. Larry was generous to me, a business role model and a showman in dress to admire. He, Johnell, and everyone at Garmany made me feel like family when I visited, and for that, I will always be very grateful. Because of these memories, I share in this great sadness and loss. Sending love, James Yarosh

With special thanks to Larry Garmany, pictured with me at our first fine art event in 2007, which began our on-going “Windows at Garmany� public art display collaborations. 732.993.5278 Located in the former 1917 firehouse loft at 45 East Main Street, 2nd floor, Holmdel, New Jersey Gallery Hours: Open to the public Saturday 12-4pm, Weekdays and Evenings by appointment

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fall/winter 2015

features Luxury, Meet Power

Beneath the elegant exterior of Bentley’s Mulsanne beats the heart of a world-class race car. 88

On the Move

We know you’re going places. And you’ll look great getting there in the latest fall fashions from Garmany. 92

The Romance of Rio

With beauty, beaches and the bossa nova, this South American metropolis stirs the passions. 96

Something Old

The unexpected touch that gives a room true distinction? It could be a well-placed item with an intriguing history. 102

Some Like it Hot

Once a year, a tiny town shows the world how to do chili—alias “Texas Red.” 130

high marks

On the curriculum this fall: looking your very best. (There’ll be a test.)


p. On the cover: Lace top by Clover Canyon, jewelry by The Golden Goose, Rumson.



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The Sporting Life

Skip the crowds and come to Montana, where America’s largest ski area combines perfect powder with the flavor of the West. 124

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departments Invitation to Style Remembering Larry 16 The Garmany Guide

Shoes by Santoni…the Basie’s the place…Manhattan-caliber haircuts… the Robbie Burns cocktail…Isaia’s little bro…count on Eleventy… Johnell Garmany welcomes back the turtleneck…and more! 23

Listen up!

However you get your music, here are four artists you mustn’t miss. 38

Women’s Fashion Trends From structured sweaters to lacy layers, style is surely in season. 40

Essentials for Women

Boots and booties in basic black, purses with distinction, the “berry” best, coats for the younger set. 45 ICON

Emily Blunt

This charming young Brit is unafraid to make bold choices on stage, on screen—and in fashion. 58



This four-wheel, off-road rascal gobbles tough terrain for the sheer kick of it. 128

Essentials for Men

Don’t forget the finishing touches this fall, from sunglasses to pocket squares to shoes. 63



Miles Davis

For the Picasso of jazz, nothing was merely incidental, in music or in attire. 86

Simply Scandinavian That’s incomparable Eton shirts—but they were born in the U.S.A. 122 ROOM KEY

A Beauty on the Beach

Luxury has a Gallic accent at the Cheval Blanc on the Caribbean isle of St. Barts. 140

Service Directory


The Argentinian varietal Malbec has regained its reputation for subtlety and balance. 133


A sip of calvados between courses can take a meal from good to great. 137

Look Good, Keep Well

Ways to optimize your health and your appearance— starting with a smile on your face. 144


Your guide to the Garmany Experience. 142


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Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Garmany family. Tom DeFelice and the staff at Circle BMW

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garmany 121 Broad Street Red Bank, NJ telephone: 732.576.8500 Store Hours Monday to saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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here to begin? My father Larry Garmany was my hero. He taught me everything I know about business, most of what I know about style, and much of what I know about how to be a good human being. Larry was famously energetic. He rose before dawn, exercised every morning, got to work early and stayed late. He packed a lot of living into every 24 hours. He was meticulous—in the way he dressed, of course, and also in the way he did business and treated people. Larry taught me that there is no substitute for attention to detail. He believed in the power of personal presentation. Dress, grooming, fitness, scent, a firm handshake, the ability to change someone’s day with a few kind words—all of these things mattered. Larry saw image not just as a way to improve one’s own life, but also as a matter of respect toward others. When it came to the social graces, face it, the man was old school! He believed in holding the door for people, removing one’s hat indoors, and saying please and thank you. Knowing how to dance was a virtue. Larry hated foul language and bad manners. Like many immigrants to this country, my father was highly patriotic.

He believed that America was the land of opportunity and the greatest country ever. Having lived under Castro’s regime in Cuba, he never took freedom for granted and never felt entitled. Larry preached determination, grit, self-reliance, love of family and love of country. He also fostered the careers of many people in business—people who worked at our store, of course, as well as other businesspeople in Red Bank. He was a tireless booster of the town, beginning two decades ago, when it was a bit down at the heels and full of unoccupied storefronts. He made a prescient bet on building America’s best independent clothing store in Red Bank. He succeeded, and the town flourished too. And as anyone who knew Larry appreciated, he was relentlessly upbeat. In the days following his death, whenever I found myself feeling really blue, I would hear his voice telling me to cheer up and enjoy life. Yes, sir! His sound advice will always stay with me, and he’ll always be my hero.

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Contributing Editors virginie boone, Michael Hiller, Maria Lissandrello, Francesca Moisin, Everett Potter, josh sens, Mimi Smith, Luca Sumberac

Contributing Photographers michael cogliantry, Daniel Springston Publishing staff

Publisher Shae Marcus

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National Brand Manager monica delli santi

Advertising Account Executive Karen Azzarello

Director of Production and Circulation Christine Hamel

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Vice Presidents Rita Guarna, christine hamel G A R M A N Y Magazine is published by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in association with Garmany. Copyright © 2015 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, GARMANY, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.782.5730; email The magazine is not responsible for the return or loss of unsolicited submissions. Subscription Services: To change an address or request a subscription, write to Subscriptions, Garmany, 121 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701; telephone 732.576.8500. Advertising Inquiries: Contact Shae Marcus at 856.797.2227 or

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Alexa Chung and AG: Perfect together


years of fashion Whether you’re a hard-core fashionista or simply an admirer of beauty, you’ll enjoy Nathalie Herschdorfer’s Coming Into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast (Prestel, $65). This celebration of fashion photography, drawn from a museum exhibition, brings together some of the finest work from that publishing house’s legendary archives and the best of New York, Paris and Milan. Via the volume’s 208 images you’ll look through the lenses of renowned photographers and witness how the art of fashion photography has evolved—and how it has reflected change in society. (Among chapter titles are “The Golden Age” and “The New Wave.”) Early Vogue and Vanity Fair covers recall styles of a bygone era that feels very remote—yet also evokes a timeless elegance that speaks eloquently to us today.

The collective sigh of relief you hear is from fans of Alexa Chung, who are thrilled that the former model and TV host has designed another collection for AG Jeans. She continues the laid-back vintage vibe that she showed off in her first collection for the premium denim brand this past spring (the super-popular button-front mini skirts are back, thank goodness), but she adds a little Western flair for fall. Take, for example, the collared corduroy shirtdress with silver snap closures down the front or the longsleeve chambray romper with front flap pockets or the mid-length A-line skirt in deep blue denim—all of which would work well with a comfy pair of cowboy boots. “The first collection was very focused and stripped back,” Chung has said. “With the second collection it was more about exploring where else we could take it.” We wonder what’s in store for spring 2016!

Step up to Santoni

Forty years ago, Andrea Santoni began creating fine footwear by hand in a small workshop in the Italian province of Macerata. Today, the workshop is much larger, but the shoes are still made by hand and the company is still 100 percent family owned. (Andrea’s oldest son, Giuseppe, is now at the helm.) All parts of the shoe are hand-cut, hand-burnished and handstitched. As a result, a pair of Santoni shoes can take up to six months to create—from conception to ready-to-wear. We think you’ll agree it’s worth the wait.

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Who’s at The Basie?

The social circuit

Look good, feel good and do good this fall by attending events that benefit the local community. Here’s a list of some of our favorites taking place in Monmouth County. And don’t forget to stop by Garmany to help you find the perfect outfit to wear. October 24: Family & Children’s Service celebrates 106 years of service at its annual gala—themed “Welcome to Hawaii”—at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown. Head to to learn more. November 13: The Arc of Monmouth’s 49th annual Winter Glow Ball—themed Saturday Night Fever—takes over the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park. Reserve your spot at November 27: For the 22nd consecutive year, Tim McLoone’s Holiday Express will provide the musical entertainment at the annual Red Bank Town Lighting on Broad Street. Get the details at

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Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre on Monmouth Street is top of mind for savvy Shore residents looking for great entertainment. Here are a few shows to look forward to: October 18, 3 p.m.: Enjoy an afternoon of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies and frolicking maidens at Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. October 20, 8 p.m.: America’s Got Talent Live: The All-Stars Tour features some of the most popular performers from the hit variety competition series. November 4, 7:30 p.m.: Join celeb chef, TV host and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich for an intimate evening of conversation and storytelling about our collective love of Italian food. Ric Vallo of Red Bank’s own Birravino will be asking the questions. November 17, 8 p.m.: Combine classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music and you get Black Violin, formed by Wil Baptiste and Kevin Sylvester a decade ago. December 31, 9 p.m.: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes return for an epic New Year’s Eve party, playing hits like “I Don’t Want to Go Home” and many other classics.

Dive into the spirit world

Did you know that actor Dan Aykroyd markets a vodka in bottles shaped like a skull? That’s one of the things you’ll learn in a new book, Distilled, from Absinthe & Brandy to Vodka & Whisky, the World’s Finest Artisan Spirits Unearthed, Explained & Enjoyed (Mitchell Beazley, $19.99). Authors Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley report on a dramatic transformation that’s under way, with crafty craft distillers like Aykroyd—they call them “mavericks”—creating innovative spirits that exude unique personality and character. The authors have scoured the globe for the best in this burgeoning field. They start you out with the basics—how a distiller creates a product and how you can best sample it. Then they suggest new and classic brands they call “hidden gems.” Throughout, their passion for their subject matter is contagious. If you’re a casual drinker, this volume can add richly to your enjoyment. And if you’re a virtuoso, even you will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the emerging universe of artisan spirits.

Cool in Cashmere

Soft, comfortable, natural, beautiful—you’ll want to live in Garmany’s luxurious cashmere separates. They’re made especially for our store by a worldrenowned cashmere company in Scotland. In the collection you’ll find timeless classics for both men and women—cardigans, V-necks, turtlenecks, vests—all meticulously crafted according to strict European cashmere production standards. The result? Our garments will actually improve with wear and washing, and hold their shape and resist pilling longer than other cashmere garments. Come in to Garmany to experience Scottish quality at its finest.


A cut above Remember those days when you had to cross the Hudson to get a great haircut? Thankfully, those days are gone and there are salons with Manhattan-caliber talent right in Red Bank. One of our favorites is Christine Zilinski’s Salon Concrete, located in an expansive space with an industrial vibe in the heart of downtown. Her motto is “Every strand counts”—and she means it. Glen Goldbaum chose a spot by the train station for Lambs & Wolves, which opened in 2008. Fun and edgy, it’s known as much for hair styling and coloring as for the cool parties, performances and events it hosts. Yanni Erbeli Salon is a relative newcomer to the scene, making its debut in 2013 at the top of a spiral staircase in downtown. Brooklyn-born Erbeli began styling hair as a teenager as a way to get girls to notice him. Now they line up to meet him!

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A new way with whiskey

If you’re still drinking your whiskey “straight,” it’s time to mix it up. Literally. The world’s most masculine beverage has made its way onto mixed-drinks menus across the country. “Whiskey’s pleasures are diverse and delicious,” notes Warren Bobrow, author of Whiskey Cocktails. “And much to the surprise of traditionalists, it’s a versatile spirit that’s extremely adaptable when it comes to mixology.” Here, we present Bobrow’s Robert Burns Cocktail, a tipple that honors Scotland’s most famous poet. Every sip is pure elegance, whether it’s served straight up or in a martini glass with a flamed orange zest twist. That said, if you’re a “wee tim’rous beastie,” as Burns himself wrote, steer clear: This cocktail is not for the faint of heart. If you can handle it, though, it’s a truly luxurious way to start an autumn evening. The Robert Burns Cocktail n 2 oz. Scotch whisky n ¾ oz. Italian vermouth, such as Carpano Antica n Dash of orange bitters n Dash of absinthe n Orange zest twist (optional) Fill a cocktail shaker three-quarters with ice. Pour all the liquid ingredients over the ice. Stir gently to combine. Strain this into a martini glass. Singe the orange zest by holding it firmly behind a lit match and pinching it to release its natural citrus oils. (Be careful to spritz the citrus oils into the glass.)

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Go forth and be sporty

You don’t have to be an athlete to wear the active line from Kjus (pronounced “Shoos”). Just be willing to look like one. The collection has the feel of the outdoors—and for good reason. Not only was the company co-founded by Olympic ski champion Lasse Kjus, its headquarters also overlooks a golf course and is surrounded by mountains in Huenenberg, Switzerland. Kjus creates activewear made of innovative, high-performance material with a distinctive, clean design. (Very Swiss!) For the active lifestyle—or just the look thereof—you can count on Kjus as you do on an efficient Swiss timepiece.


Ask Mr. Etiquette Johnell Garmany explains how to sail through life without giving offense. I see pictures of Hollywood guys standing on the red carpet in tuxedos and sneakers. Is this crazy pairing now permissible, or is it an affront to polite society? —Flummoxed in Rumson It’s both, because the answer depends on social context. Let’s say you’re wearing a funky tuxedo jacket with jeans to a casual party. Sneakers work just fine. But if you’re attending a black-tie affair, then you shouldn’t stray far from the norm of black patent leather shoes. How far can you stray? Black calfskin shoes are OK, or, if you must let your freak flag fly, embroidered velvet slippers.

One of the most exciting lines this season at Garmany is Eidos Napoli. Launched by the Isaia family in 2013 as a standalone brand, Eidos aims to provide younger customers with high-quality, accessible, versatile tailored clothing that can be dressed up or down. And with creative director Antonio Ciongoli at the helm (formerly at Michael Bastian and Ralph Lauren), the line has rounded out its lifestyle collection with the addition of outerwear, sport and dress shirts, sweaters, neckwear, scarves and hats. The products are entirely made in Italy of fabric from the finest mills in the world—but at a fair price point, with fully canvassed suits starting at $1,295, and jackets from $895. Stop by the store to try some Eidos on for size.

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Meet Thakoon

When Thakoon Panichgul applied for jobs as a designer, he wasn’t successful. “So the only way to do it was on my own,” the Thailand-born, Nebraska-raised designer has said. Since his debut ready-to-wear collection in 2004, Thakoon (pronounced Tah-koon) has carved a niche in the fashion world for his feminine, modern, highly detailed designs and eye-popping prints. Fans include Michelle Obama (who wore a floral-print Thakoon dress at 2008’s Democratic National Convention), Emma Stone (who donned a pink two-piece of his making to the 2014 Met Gala) and Vogue editor Anna Wintour (who notably promoted his work in the 2009 documentary The September Issue). This season, he presents a collection of floaty dresses and skirts, color-blocked wool coats and vests, and chunky shearling sashes in an earthy palette of terracotta and navy with rich red and magenta accents. Wear the pieces layered, as Thakoon showed on the runways, or as deconstructed elements.

The look of Milan

You can’t count to Eleventy, but it’s a brand you can count on. Born in the fashion and design epicenter, Milan, Italy, in 2006 as a small line of polo shirts, it has expanded and gained international prominence with collections of meticulously crafted, easy-to-wear apparel. Eleventy has been likened to Brunello Cucinelli—but with prices that will leave you extra cash to gas up your Italian sports car. So the next time you’re out shopping on Milan’s Via della Spiga—or at Garmany right here in Red Bank—give Eleventy a whirl.

A happy Halloween, guaranteed

Even the fussiest kids will have a great time at Happy Day Farm. They can kick off the spooky season by tackling the amazing 10-acre corn maze (New Jersey’s biggest), exploring the 10-acre pumpkin patch, going for a hayride, traveling the corn stalk tunnel, scaling the hay mountain, whirling on the tire swings—let’s just say there’s plenty for kids to do at this farm in Manalapan. Oh, and don’t forget the corn cannon, the petting zoo, the pony rides and the live entertainment. Drop in on the fun Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 19 to Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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TRUNK SHOWS: Your all-access pass

Trunk shows at Garmany give you the opportunity to meet representatives of your favorite brands and have clothing, shoes and other items custom-made. Upcoming trunk shows include the following: SATURDAY, September 26

Isaia Robert Graham Scarpe di Bianco Saturday, october 3

Baz Persaud Garmany custom suits Vince friday, october 9


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It’s show time!

Raising the fitness bar Running. Yawn. Spinning. Ditto. Zumba. Great, but so last year. Time for a new workout? One that will keep your mind and your body engaged? Here’s a trio to try. The Bar Method in nearby Shrewsbury is favored by celebs for creating flat abs, sculpted arms, a lifted butt and long, toned legs using a fast-paced form of interval training. At Pure Barre in Red Bank, participants utilize the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements that burn fat, sculpt muscles and create long, lean physiques. And you can try a bunch of different workouts—pilates, yoga, barre, cardio strength— at Renaissance Pilates in Red Bank. Then, of course, there’s Underground Gym in Red Bank, where the focus is on old-school full-body exercises like squats, dips, pull-ups, push-ups, presses, etc. (You may spot Johnell Garmany breaking a sweat here!) Post-workout, head to Healthy Habits in Red Bank or Healthfair Marketplace in Little Silver to stock up on natural and organic groceries and produce, vitamins, gluten-free foods and so much more.

You be the reviewer

The Two River Theater, conveniently located on Bridge Avenue in Red Bank, continues to welcome more than 55,000 patrons a year to experience great American theater. Here’s what’s on the agenda this season: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, November 14– December 13: The Stephen Sondheim musical tells the bawdy story of a slave’s attempts to win his freedom by helping his naïve young master woo the girl next door. A Little Shakespeare: Pericles, December 2–15: A cast of high school students performs this professionally produced 70-minute play for audiences age 9 and up.

Red Bank boasts a host of great restaurants; here are three new ones we’ve heard about. Your assignment is to try a meal at each and come into our store and tell us about it. Give us your restaurant “review”—then we’ll tell you about some of our local favorites. Deal? Catch of the Day Word has it that one tempting thing about the pan-seared “dayboat” scallops at Catch is the sweet Cajun BBQ glaze. This new restaurant seeks to combine the “market-style” concept with a traditional seafood approach. You can see the choices, select your cut of fish, have it prepared your way and then choose from other menu items to round out the meal. If you like the art on the walls, buy it, as Catch is affiliated with the Gotham Fine Art Gallery next door. Earth Pizza Green pizza in Red Bank? In a sense, yes. This family-owned, eco-friendly restaurant claims to make the best organic and

gluten-free pies on the planet (or maybe that’s for the planet). It uses simple, healthy, organic and all-natural ingredients, and its 75 percentorganic menu also offers sandwiches, salads and desserts. Robinson Ale House Just last year, New Jersey restaurateur Tim McLoone opened this place and named it after his wife’s family, natives of Red Bank. And while the ambience (picture an alehouse from the 1930s and ’40s) is said to match the name, the menu and energy are definitely modern. You can get your Jane burger on a gluten-free bun, for example, and there are vegetarian options. McLoone wanted to give locals an excellent option for lunch (many area restaurants are open for dinner only), but you can enjoy their flat iron steak or fish and chips anytime. And how could you not love a place that has a grilled cheese bar?

From Italy with love

In the hands of the Italian luxury knitwear house Fabiana Filippi, delicate fibers such as silk, cashmere and fine-gauge merino wool become garments with a special lightness, fluidity and grace. Soft to the touch, FF’s sophisticated, super-comfortable fashions are artfully designed to flatter the female form—thanks to the two brothers who started the company in 1985. (It’s named for a daughter of one of them; she’s now part of the design team.) The brand’s signature muted palette (off-white, beige, taupe, grey) returns for the fall in a wide-ranging collection that includes shearling vests and coats, boxy capes, long cardigans and wide-leg pants. Your Garmany sales associate can help you browse the selection.


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Southern comforts

The A-to-Z List With more than 100 designers under one roof, you might think we hardly have room to move. Quite the contrary! Our designer shop-within-a-shop concept does offer a boutique feel, but the store is light, airy and spacious—with the convenience of 49 dressing rooms. See if you don’t find your favorite brands on the list below. Then stop by for a one-of-akind shopping experience you’ll love. 0039 Italy 3x1 jeans A. Cantarelli Allegri Amanda Uprichard Amy Matto Anya Hindmarch Argenti Artico Autumn Cashmere Badgley Mischka Belfstaff Bogosse Brioni



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Charleston native Pauline Sokol Nakios’ design philosophy is simple, and something we can all agree with: Comfort is key. So you can expect luxury fabrics (lots of cashmere) and loose, architectural silhouettes from the creative director of Leo & Sage—easy boat-neck and crewneck sweaters, sandwashed silk blouses and flowing open cardigans. Just don’t expect them to be humdrum basics, however. Each piece in the fall/winter collection has a stylish, modern twist—a sleeveless turtleneck with exaggerated side slits and a high-low hem, a swingy silk blouse with a beautifully pleated back, a cotton and silk sweater with a unique “mesh” back detail. Stop by the store and let one of our associates show you how to incorporate Leo & Sage into your wardrobe this season.

It’s all in the game

YESTERcades in Red Bank is a gamer’s paradise, with a nod to the arcade games of old. You can go low-tech with a pinball machine or high-tech with Xbox. If you’re a purist, there’s PacMan. And if you’re looking for the latest releases, YESTERcades has them too. Whether you’re a youngster or are passing yourself off as an adult, you’ll be at home here—the place was made for all generations of gaming enthusiasts. And $25 gives you access for the whole day. (Of course, you’re far too busy to spend an entire day at YESTERcades, right? Yes?) YESTERcades, 80 Broad St., Red Bank, 732.383.7873;

Dieting? Don’t overdo

Many baby boomers are overachievers who do nothing halfway. When they turn their attention to trimming down and dropping a couple of clothing sizes, they’re apt to diet with a vengeance. That can be a mistake, warns Tom Bilella. Bilella, a chiropractor and certified clinical nutritionist, is the founder and director of the Nutrition Treatment Center in Red Bank. “The ‘more is better’ idea isn’t true,” he says. “Too many low-calorie diets overly restrict healthy fats your body actually needs.” And when you limit caloric intake too severely, it can put your system into what it sees as starvation mode, making it actually more likely to retain body fat. Too-stringent dieting can also lead to fatigue. The best answer for gradually losing body fat and staying healthy? A balanced, comprehensive approach, with a sensible diet (one that prudently limits sugary, salty and fatty foods and keeps portion sizes moderate), regular exercise and plenty of sleep. And once you’ve embarked on your path to good health, stick with it!

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in which Johnell Garmany solves your sartorial dilemmas.


My wife tells me that looser-fitting suits are making a comeback. Please don’t tell me I have to invest in all new suits. Don’t worry! Some of the suits on the runways this season have looser fits, but that isn’t what the average man is wearing right now. Other than lapels getting a bit wider, fashion has leveled off, so we are still seeing men wearing fitted suits with sportcoats on the shorter side. If you do want to invest in a new suit, however, I would suggest moving beyond the standard grey and navy and experimenting with color, like other shades of blue, for example, or patterned suits, like plaid. I guarantee you’ll stand out and get compliments.


What’s your favorite item of clothing in the store right now? A Boglioli jacket. It doesn’t have a lot of construction or padding, it’s very light and soft, and it fits wonderfully! You should try one on the next time you’re in the store.


I wear a lot of black. What other “colors” are popular this season? Blue and green are both very popular for fall and winter. We have some fantastic suits with green hues and sportcoats in olive and hunter green.


Clockwise from top, Moncler wool skullcap, Magnanni Lorenzo wingtip boot, Boglioli sportcoat and Z Zegna suit.


Winters in New Jersey have been brutal in recent years. Any tips on how to stay warm and still look put together? Parkas really ruled last year and will this year too—for both men and women. Moncler and Canada Goose are on fire. We also brought in a new sportswear line, Kjus, that is well-known in the ski world. Their coats are down-filled and a bit dressier. Leather shearling coats, by Gimo’s, for example, are another popular item. And they’re even cooler this season; we’re seeing laser-printed suede shearlings with interesting patterns.


What about cold-weather accessories? Hats? Scarves? We sell tons of skullcaps in wool or cashmere. For the past few winters, people have been shopping more for function than form, but that’s changing. Scarves are still huge, and we carry so many different types—from cashmere to silk—that there’s something for everyone. I was never a scarf person, but since I started wearing them I can’t leave the house without one in the winter. My neck feels naked otherwise. I wear scarves for function mostly, but some are so nice that I want to keep them on after I take my coat off.


I’d love to try different patterns or colors this fall, but I’m not sure I can pull it off. Any advice on stepping out of my comfort zone? Wear something with confidence and it’s going to look good. It’s fun to be creative every now and then. And, when in doubt, just come in to Garmany! My wife insists that turtlenecks are back in style. Seriously? Definitely! Both turtlenecks and denim shirts are back. To pull these off, you should avoid anything that’s too bulky. Go for a clean, light look. A turtleneck can be topped with a leather jacket, by Vince or Rag & Bone, or a tweed jacket. Pair a denim shirt with a solid knit tie, and it would look terrific under a sportcoat or even with a three-piece tweed suit by Ermenegildo Zegna. I would avoid a printed tie with denim, though. We are also seeing a lot of what I call double layering—an overcoat on top of a down vest, for instance. People want to be warm! And the way they’re doing it is hitting the runways too.



What one new shoe should I add to my collection? There’s been an explosion in trainers—basically, designer sneakers. Some are suede with patent leather or velvet toes; Lanvin has a great offering. In October, we will be introducing Common Projects, a line of leather trainers with a very clean, understated look. Brogue boots, like the ones by Magnanni, are also big. They’re great because they work with jeans as well as dress trousers.


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Rhiannon Giddens

That’s not a typo. Australian native Nicky Murphy calls himself Chet Faker as an homage to the jazz trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker. An electronic musician, Faker uses multi-track layering and echoes of early house music to produce an infectious yet mellow sound. His vocals have an emotive, slightly spaced-out quality that can put audiences in a happy trance. This is danceable party music. It’s also baby-making music. Play it with caution.

The co-founder and leader of the Carolina Chocolate Drops says her calling is to breathe new life into old songs. Rhiannon Giddens does it remarkably well—with the Chocolate Drops; as a member of the New Basement Tapes, the T-Bone Burnett project that set rediscovered Bob Dylan lyrics to music; and on her first solo album, released this year. While she switches with ease between banjo and fiddle, Giddens’ main instrument is her glorious voice. She performs songs by Nina Simone, Dolly Parton and obscure folk singers and blueswomen of the early 20th century, as well as tunes of her own. Trained in opera, Giddens can deliver a song in any style with utter conviction.

The album: Built on Glass

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The album:

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Go-to song: “Shake Sugaree,” a cover of an

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Go-to song: “No Diggity,” his 2011 cover of a Blackstreet song from the ’90s

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old Elizabeth Cotton tune Deeper dives: “Cornbread and Butterbeans” with the Carolina Chocolate Drops and “Forever Young” as a duet with Iron & Wine

Marti Jones

A musical chameleon, Marti Jones has written and recorded in various styles, from jangle pop to Southern-style soul, since the mid-80s. She took time off to raise a daughter with her husband, the producer Don Dixon, and in recent years she has focused more on painting than performing. But last year saw the release of a new album consisting entirely of original bossa nova tunes. They prove to be the perfect vehicles for Jones’ light, clear voice, as refreshing as a caipirinha on the beach. The album:

You’re Not the Bossa Me Go-to song:

“You Solve Me”

Deeper dives: “Black Coffee in Bed,” Jones’ cover of the Squeeze classic; “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass”

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Leon Bridges was working as a dishwasher, writing songs and singing at open-mic nights around Fort Worth, when he released two demo songs on Soundcloud in late 2014; Columbia Records signed him in December, and he soon found himself touring with Sharon Van Etten. Bridges’ sound has been said to resemble the ’60s soul and gospel stylings of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Certainly he sings from the heart, and you’re likely to find yourself singing along. The album: Coming Home Go-to song: “Coming Home”

Deeper dives: “Lisa Sawyer” and “Brown Skin Girl”

Rediscovered with pleasure Each of these dozen songs is a classic in its genre and of its day. This is a fairly chill mix, punctuated by some rawness (courtesy of Heartless Bastards) and energetic high points (The Stones! The Kinks!). Try this playlist during cocktail hour or on a country drive. “This Tornado Loves You” by Neko Case “Shine” by Daniel Lanois “Any Major Dude Will Tell You” by Steely Dan “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel” by Studio Rio and Nina Simone


“Sway” by Heartless Bastards “My Buddy” by Chet Baker “Out of Time” by The Rolling Stones “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” by Jeff Buckley

“Do You Realize?” by The Flaming Lips “Pueblo Nuevo” by Buena Vista Social Club “Feels Like Rain” by John Hiatt “Victoria” by The Kinks

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fall & winter


From structured sweaters to lacy layers, style is definitely in season.

Dare to flare

If 2014 was the year of the boyfriend jean, then 2015 is the year of the flare. We’re talking ultra-wide-legged denim, and you’ll love how they flatter—truly! The fitted waist creates the illusion of a whittled middle, while the high rise makes legs look impossibly long. Tuck a crisp white button-down into Rag & Bone’s indigo bells for a casual-smart look, or make a sleek statement in J Brand’s all-black ensemble, which is not only versatile—dress it up or down—but indubitably chic.

Sport a coat

This fall, the classic blazer plays second fiddle to menswear-style car coats. What’s to love? Long lines that make you look your leanest, plus ease of wear that will make it your absolute preferred transitional topper. In fact, the très chicest will toss it over a blazer. (Proof: Eleventy’s great grey coat!) Or take your lead from Veronica Beard and toy with proportion, wearing your coat with tight cropped cargos and highheel booties.


Show your shape in the new sweaters

When the weather gets chilly, we can’t think of anything cozier than slipping into a chunky wool cardigan. And this season’s permutations are the best yet—the often oversized silhouettes have been revamped into structured styles that enhance, rather than camouflage, the body. Prime examples: Thakoon Addition’s maxi-length number elongates the frame. And Vince’s sweater vest, complete with a waterfall collar, adds movement and definition. Pair with black skinny jeans and sneaks for cozy comfort, or go all out sophisticate with a turtleneck, leather pants and boots.


Not your granny’s lace

Peek-a-boo peasant tops adorned with delicate floral detail and laser-cut patterns (show your skin, ladies!) take sex appeal to a coy new level. Rebecca Taylor’s modern take mixes the romance of lace with the toughness of leather, while Roberto Cavalli’s high-neck versions go glam in a sea of sequins. For a flirty feel, layer your lace over a silky slip dress, or go more rugged and pair your frilly blouse with ripped jeans. Top it off with a leather moto for vixen-like vroom.

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Binge on fringe


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Get ready to shake and shimmy! From the roaring ’20s to the revolutionary ’70s, swinging fringe has been adding life to everyday wardrobes—and this season you’ll find the swishy tassles on the hem of a pencil skirt or along the sleeves of a leather jacket. But what makes 2015’s vintage unique? Think dainty and delicate. The lightweight fringe on Roberto Cavalli’s body-hugging pieces creates ethereal balance. And Fabiana Filippi’s fringed cardigan gives a fluid monochromatic ensemble some daring dimension.

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Turn heads with a touch of fur

From jackets emblazoned with fur to floor-dusting dresses complemented with a stole, the fall runways were flooded in furry accoutrements, giving everything from daytime threads to eveningwear an added dose of luxury. Think of this season’s fox, mink, nutria and more—real or faux—as more of a statement accessory, guaranteed to make everyone’s head turn while you keep toasty. Just for fun, slip into Veronica Beard’s floral maxi and shrug some fur over your shoulders. If athleisure’s more your thing, rock the trend with Fabiana Filippi’s fur-trimmed joggers and pullovers.

Clockwise, from left, Veronica Beard, Roberto Cavalli and Stuart Weitzman.

Walk in style—and comfort

Designers aren’t over foot-friendly shoes just yet—yes, comfort remains key—but this season it’s not in the form of minimalist tennis shoes or slip-on sneaks. Instead, kick around in brogues, which afford the comfort of a man’s shoe fit for a woman. Pair Rag & Bone’s maroon brogues with a fitted cropped pant to avoid looking weighed down. (Tip: To counterbalance the masculine feel of brogues, expose some ankle so the thinnest part of your leg peeks through.) And if your style is funky, Stuart Weitzman’s studded ankle version would team up quite nicely with a frilly skirt. Edgy and feminine? Totally trendy!



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Keep warm from head to toe with these skullcaps by Autumn Cashmere.



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essentials for men Old Man Winter doesn’t stand a chance against high-tech outerwear by, clockwise from top left, Kjus, Moncler, Kjus and Canada Goose.



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They’re anything but basic: sweaters and zip-front hoodies in luxurious fabrics by Quinn.



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Perfect for layering when the mercury drops—soft, comfy sweaters by Autumn Cashmere in a variety of blue and grey colorations for fall.



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Step out in style with slip-ons and lace-ups by Salvatore Ferragamo and Di Bianco (bottom right).


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Casual footwear gets kicked up a notch with, clockwise from top left, suede wingtips by Magnanni, chukka boots by Andrea Ventura, a trio of trainers by Lanvin and suede sneaks by Rag & Bone.

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icon Jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer Miles Davis was an original who gave thought to every note of music—and to the distinctive sartorial notes he struck as well.



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For the Picasso of jazz, nothing was incidental— not the notes he played on the trumpet or the absence of buttons on his sportcoat sleeves. By Maria Lissandrello


f anyone knew from cool, it was Miles Davis. The legendary jazz musician got his start in the mid-1940s, moving from his native St. Louis to Manhattan to study at Juilliard—and play the trumpet with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and other cats on the bebop scene in Harlem. Even as a teenager, he had a sartorial style that was well thought out. Although his Brooks Brothers suits came from the friendly neighborhood pawnshop, Davis made them his own by slitting notches in the lapels in homage to the Duke of Windsor. Nothing about his appearance—or his music—was incidental. When he raised his trumpet to his lips, he controlled every detail. Designer and fashion illustrator Joe Eula recalled the instructions the jazz great gave him for an outfit he was to wear onstage: “When we talked about the jacket, we knew it could be no more than 54 inches from one arm to the other, straight out.” It was calculated, you see, to reveal no more than an inch of Davis’ bespoke shirts and cufflinks. And when he turned his back to his audience (something he was wont to do—a statement, some said), the natural drop shoulders were perfectly orchestrated, his jackets cut to accommodate his slouchy playing posture. By the mid-’50s, the Juilliard dropout had transitioned to the Ivy League, getting his suits custom-made at Harvard Square’s Andover Shop. There, owner and jazz fan Charlie Davidson came to know his preferences: English tweed and madras jackets with a natural shoulder and narrow lapel, chinos and flannel trousers, and broadcloth shirts with button-down collars. On Davis’ feet, Bass Weejun loafers—a

choice that made other men question their own footwear. Davis became so renowned for his fashion sense (wearing “what the well-dressed man will wear next year,” said Down Beat magazine in 1960) that press releases on his upcoming gigs reported not just the musical program but his outfits too—pink seersucker jackets, skin-tight trousers, Italian-cut suits, handmade doeskin loafers, a beige pongee suit. In the 1950s and ’60s, the trumpet player and band leader emerged as one of the most famous jazz artists in the world, not just for his music but for his image too. He was the subject of a Playboy interview and became the first jazzman to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. A pivotal point in his career came in 1959, when his band released what would become the best-selling—and most influential—jazz album of all time, Kind of Blue. Romantic, melancholic and beautifully melodic, it ushered in a new jazz style. Ever-evolving both in his music and his wardrobe, Davis rewrote the jazz rulebook in the late 1960s by incorporating electric instruments into his band, creating a looser, rock-influenced improvisational style. At first, on albums like In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew, it was dubbed “jazz-rock” or “fusion.” But when the ’70s arrived he abandoned jazz completely—and his sartorial style became as funky and avant-garde as his music. Somehow he managed to get away with wearing purple bell-bottoms, kipper ties and hexagonal glasses. It was part of the trademark swagger and confidence of Miles Davis. And yeah, he was still cool.

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luxury, meet

power Beneath the elegant exterior of Bentley’s Mulsanne beats the heart of a world-class race car. By Luca Sumberac


eauty. Class. Poise. Think of Bentley Motors, and those are some of the words that come to mind. However, what most people don’t realize is that the automotive institution also has deep roots in speed, power and racing. Enter the Bentley Mulsanne, a luxurious limousine-like sedan with raw power that harks back to Bentley’s rich history of automotive excellence. It’s no coincidence that the vehicle derives its name from the renowned


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Rarely if ever in automotive history has such an agile dynamo also offered such regal comfort.

This page: The Mulsanne brings unmistakable grandeur to the road, with zesty performance ing down the Autobahn at speeds straightaway on the legendary Circuit that belies its aristocratic luxury. Its handcrafted interior reflects meticulous craftsmanship—in well over 100 mph. de La Sarthe, home to one of the most one option, Apple iPad workstations with Internet access are integrated into retractable “picThe exterior features the iconic races in auto sports—24 Hours nic tables” in the rear cabin. Opposite, from top: an optional classic “flying B” hood ornament, a 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and a wheel crafted from a single piece of aluminum. unmistakable Bentley headlights, of Le Mans. A race, by the way, that a beautiful polished stainless steel Bentley has won six times. Even more grille and unique 20˝ alloy wheels (21˝ alloys available as an upgrade). Want impressive? Bentley ranks fifth in the total number of Le Mans wins, placing to ensure your Mulsanne’s uniqueness? How about some customization? behind Jaguar, Audi, Ferrari and Porsche. Spring for the exterior accoutrements available with the Mulliner Driving Let’s be clear. The Mulsanne is not a supercar; it’s not even a sports Specification option, which adds “Flying B” wing vents and the iconic “Flycar. It’s something more. It melds the best of luxury, comfort and perforing B” radiator mascot. Still not enough? With more than 100 exterior paint mance cues and wraps them up in one of the classiest bows on the market. colors, 24 interior hide colors or a bespoke option in which you’ll work with Spy the Mulsanne (consider yourself lucky if you do) and you’re instantly Bentley to create a custom color scheme, there are plenty of combinations struck by its contours—the elegant yet powerful lines emanate regalness. that will make your Mulsanne like no other—crucial if you plan on pulling And like the most stately of kings, it commands attention. After all, it’s up to a swanky gala. big—Henry VIII big. At just over 18 feet long and almost 6,000 pounds, So what powers this three-ton piece of art? Credit goes to a 6.75-liter, it’s the type of car you’d imagine seeing on Rodeo Drive shepherding twin-turbo V8 that produces 505 bhp and 752 lb. ft of torque. All that power sheiks, earls, viscounts and baronesses on extravagant shopping trips, or means the Mulsanne is capable of going from 0 to 60 in 5.1 seconds and can chauffeuring Hollywood royalty during a weekend getaway in Monaco. reach a top speed of 184 mph! Those are impressive numbers for a car that And herein lies its genius: It’s also easy to imagine the Mulsanne scream-


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weighs more than a Chevy Suburban. And inside? Whether you’ll be enjoying the Mulsanne in the driver’s seat, riding shotgun or taking up the rear, you’ll be greeted by an interior second to none. For starters, it’s dripping in leather—16 cowhides, to be precise, carefully curated to avoid any defects. Complementing the leather is one continuous veneer that wraps around the entire interior. Take your pick of Burr Walnut, Dark Stained Burr Walnut or Piano Black. If those options don’t catch your eye, you’ll be able to choose from eight other veneers. There are plenty of amenities on board—12v sockets, 14 speakers standard (audiophiles may want to upgrade to the 20-speaker Naim system) and programmable settings to adjust for different drivers. Oh, and let’s not forget the option of adding a frosted-glass bottle cooler with accompanying champagne flutes (ideal for those who prefer to be chauffeured)! At the end of the day, the Mulsanne won’t break any track records, it doesn’t get great gas mileage (11 mpg city/18 mpg highway) and its poster might not adorn the walls of 12-year-old car lovers. But none of that matters. It doesn’t need blistering speed. It doesn’t need exotic looks. It’s built for enjoyment of a higher class. The Mulsanne stands out without even trying—and that’s what makes this car so special.

The Mulsanne at a Glance

base price $306,425

Weight 5,919 lbs.

Dimensions length 18 feet, 3 inches, wheelbase 10 feet, 8 inches

Drive rear-wheel

Engine 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V8 with cam phasing and variable displacement

Gearbox 8-speed automatic

Suspension Air springs with continuous damping control; four driver-selectable settings

Output 505 bhp @ 4200 rpm, 752 lb.-ft. torque @ 1750 rpm

Top speed 184 mph

0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds

Weight-to-power ratio 11.8 lbs./HP

Closest competitor Rolls Royce Ghost Series II

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We know you’re going places. and you’ll look great Photography by Daniel Springston

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This page, from left, unlined jacket by Boglioli, tan sweater and blue sport shirt by Isaia, jeans by C of H and brown boots by Magnanni; orange and tan sweater by Leo & Sage, jeans by Rag & Bone, grey booties by Manolo Blahnik and metallic handbag by Etienne Aigner. Opposite, from left, black peplum sweater by Alexander McQueen, camo-print velvet pants by J Brand and black booties by Vince Camuto; grey wool coat, white knit sweater, jeans and sneakers by Rag & Bone.

getting there in the latest fall fashions from Garmany.

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From left, asymmetric-front car coat by Vince, black pants by Veronica Beard, booties and crossbody bag by Rag & Bone; leather jacket by Belstaff, black sport shirt and T-shirt by Rag & Bone, grey jeans by 3X1 and black boots by Wolverine.



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From left, suede coat by Gimo’s, sweater by Quinn, jeans by J Brand and black boots by Wolverine; navy coat with fur-trimmed hood by Mackage, jeans by Rag & Bone and suede booties by Manolo Blahnik; brown and blue plaid coat, navy sweater and check shirt by Isaia, grey jeans by G Star Raw and navy sneakers by Lanvin; blazer with camo hood and khaki green pants by Veronica Beard, strappy heels by Manolo Blahnik.

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the romance of


With beauty, beaches and the bossa nova, this South American metropolis stirs the passions.


By Everett Potter

or some destinations, the arrival of the Summer Olympics would be the biggest news ever. But it’s just one more feather in the cap of next year’s host city, Rio de Janeiro, whose “Carnival,” the world’s largest, draws 2 million revelers into the streets each spring. You probably know Rio even if you’ve never visited. Movies delight in the art deco statue of Christ that presides over the harbor, rising more than 100 feet from its perch on a 2,300-foot mountain called


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The idea of building a large statue atop Corcovado was first suggested in the mid1850s. It came to fruition in 1931, when Christ the Redeemer made its debut, arms outstretched as a symbol of peace.

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This page, Cariocas enjoy a game of football on Ipanema beach. Opposite, from top, the tranquil pool lounge at the Hotel Santa Teresa, a perfect place to relax and have a drink or a light meal; Selarón’s Steps in Lapa, a colorful tiled stairway created over the course of 20 years by the late Chilean artist Jorge Selarón; a Zen-like suite at the boutique Hotel Santa Teresa.


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Corcovado. And if you’ve seen images of the conical mountains, the undulating coastline and the colorful architectural heritage of the city’s 450 years, you realize Rio looks like something the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí might have conceived. But you simply must come in the flesh, not so much to learn as to luxuriate—in the sights, the sun, the tastes, the beat. You’ll keep returning. Along fabled strands like Copacabana and Ipanema, high-rises face the surf of Guanabara Bay. The hippest of the 6 million Cariocas—Rio residents—can be seen going from apartment to beach in nothing more than a skimpy black bathing suit and flip-flops, cell phones to their ears, wraparound designer shades de rigueur, their tans at a level of perfection most of us can only dream of. But above their neighborhoods rise mountains that are a patchwork of jungle and shantytowns known as favelas. Rio is stylish and hedonistic, but it’s also a big city, with some spots as glamorous as Paris and others as edgy as Detroit, often within a few blocks. To experience the world’s most mannered beach rituals, choose cool Ipanema and hang out at the area marked Posto 9, the epicenter of beach hip. Styleconscious Cariocas set up their umbrellas alongside the thundering surf, but surprisingly few ever swim, as riptides can be fierce. Instead, they preen and socialize, in a display of exhibitionism and vanity of the highest order. Women wear tiny bathing suits known as fio dental—dental floss—while men favor an abbreviated Speedo-like style called a sunga. The hyper-fit play volleyball as well as the uber-athletic hybrid of soccer and volleyball called futevolei. If you’ve spent the day with “The Girl from Ipanema” playing in your head, grab a chopp, a Brazilian draft beer, at Garota de Ipanema on Rua Vinicius de Moraes, where Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes penned the legendary song in 1962. It introduced the world to the sound called bossa nova or “new beat.” With a few well-chosen words of Portuguese, you can handle Rio’s taxi drivers and have them take you all over the “Cidade Marvilhosa”—marvelous city. The Chácara do Céu museum in Santa Teresa is the former home of industrialist Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya. He collected Brazilian, European and Asian art, but his modernist house is equally fascinating. Then head to Praça Tiradentes, a public square in the city’s center, ditch the cab and walk to Real Gabinete Portugues de Leitura, fall / winter 2015 99

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a 19th-century library whose main reading room is a veritable cathedral of books reaching to the sky. Walk a few blocks to a pedestrian-only street called Gonçalves-Dias and step into the magnificent eatery known as Confeitaria Colombo, a riot of Art Nouveau mirrors and stained glass from 1894. Grab a seat at one of the marble tables, order a hearts-of-palm salad, and follow it with a cafezinho, Brazilian coffee, and traditional Portuguese sweets. You’ll find the brightest star for lodging in the hilly Santa Teresa neighborhood. It’s the Hotel Santa Teresa, which was formerly a 19th-century fazenda, or ranch. This Relais & Châteaux property boasts high style and amazing views of the bay. Inside there are 44 suites decorated with folk art from the Amazon and mid-century modern pieces by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues. Simple fourposter beds and a Zen-like minimalism are hallmarks of the rooms. There is a slate swimming pool, perfect for a sweltering Rio day, and a neighborhood that has in the past decade evolved from edgy to hip. The fazenda’s former senzala (slave quarters), now houses the lively Bar dos Descasados. When it comes to dining, nearby is Aprazível, which has fine views, a welcoming garden and a menu that highlights Brazilian seafood, with dishes such as orange-infused tropical fish with coconut rice and roasted plantains. Zuka is more cutting-edge, offering fusion cuisine that takes Brazilian ingredients and blends them with European staples— rack of lamb with passion fruit, for example. Zazá keeps the emphasis on Asian accents, and diners lounge on throw pillows—try the grilled namorado (perch) served with caramelized plantains. Then it’s time to go out. Cariocas say it doesn’t matter whether you are rich or poor in Lapa, because everyone comes to this neighborhood for the same things: music, dancing and a well-made caipirinha, the national cocktail of sliced limes, sugar, ice and cachaca, a sugar-cane liquor. Among the best clubs are Rio Scenarium, an eccentric boîte that’s jammed with antiques as well as partygoers and a live band playing samba or chorino. You can also dance and hear music at Carioca da Gema, which began the Lapa revival and is filled with bossa nova lovers every night. I also like Centro Cultural Carioca. A former dance hall, this two-story space has samba lessons downstairs while in the vast, windowed upstairs hall, an array of performers play various styles of Brazilian music. The blending of music and food is part of the extraordinary melding of cultures that defines Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s liveliest and most surprising cities.


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This page, dancing at Carnival, a world-famous, five-day celebration that takes place 40 days before Easter. Opposite, from top, drummers getting into the samba groove during Carnival; one of the the many colorful, architecturally rich streets in Rio’s Bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood; riding a cable car up to iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city.

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aybe it’s an antique rug. Or a vintage sign from a French grocery. Or your great-grandfather’s steamer trunk. A treasure from the past can add texture, detail and character to an interior—and often it has a special story to tell. See the antique African stool tucked under the side table on page 106? Designer Barbara Westbrook carried it on her lap on a flight back from Malawi! Reprinted with permission from Gracious Rooms by Barbara Westbrook. Copyright © 2015. Published by Rizzoli International Publications Inc.



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Repurposed objects create a oneof-a-kind look in the bedroom—an antique trestle table serves as a nightstand, an old crock becomes a lamp, a pitcher turns into a vase for blooming branches. At the foot of the bed, an antique trunk with wonderful strap hinges and folkloric painting is the ideal foil for the subdued hues of the linens.

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In the dining room, French armless walnut chairs slipcovered in monogrammed ecru linen balance the rusticity of the antique trestle table and vintage â€œĂŠpicerieâ€? sign. The wrought iron chandelier is at once elegant and informal.

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This page, a restored vintage trunk serves as a visual focal point in the bedroom, while an antique area rug helps to ground the space. Opposite, from top, the living room brings together an array of textures—mohair, leather, tapestry, iron and wood. Of special note: the vintage coffee table and lamps fashioned from iron architectural fragments. In another bedroom, a dark-stained reclaimed fir bed and antique trunk with leather detailing add to the refined, masculine look.

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high marks

Garmany has spent years schooling the area’s stylish. Here,we offer a tutorial on making scholarly staples look smart. Any questions? Photography by Michael Cogliantry Styling by Jamie Grace


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From left, white cropped sweater and navy striped skirt by Veronica Beard; navy suit, dress shirt and burgundy tie all by Canali.

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This page, from left, grey sweater, vest, sport shirt, tie, pants and shoes all by Eleventy; fur vest, blazer, top, pants and shoes all by Eleventy. Opposite, long wool vest, sweater and pants all by Rag & Bone. Stilettos by Manolo Blahnik, belt by Garmany and sunglasses by Prada.

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This page, plaid quilted jacket, sweater and sport shirt all by Etro, pants by J.W. Brine. Scarf by Etro and boots by Billy Reid. Opposite, black puffer jacket by Moncler, cowlneck sweater by Leo & Sage and ribbed beanie hat by Moncler.


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This page, from left, black sweater by McQ by Alexander McQueen, white shirt by Rag & Bone, pleated coral skirt by McQ by Alexander McQueen and shoes by Manolo Blahnik; motorcycle sweater by Autumn Cashmere, grey jeans by Rag & Bone and sneakers by Lanvin. Opposite, colorblocked, mixed-media jacket by Belstaff.


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This page, lace top by Clover Canyon. Opposite, blue windowpane suit, check shirt and plaid tie by Isaia.

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This page, vine-pattern dress by Clover Canyon. Opposite, black puffer jacket, blue sportcoat, striped shirt, grey trousers and micro-print tie all by Brioni. Shoes by Di Bianco.

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This page, from left, plaid sportcoat, navy sweater, plaid sport shirt and tan pants all by Eidos; white fringed sweater by 360 Sweater, burnt orange sleeveless turtleneck and denim skirt by Rag & Bone. Opposite, brown raincoat, plaid sportcoat, green sweater, blue sport shirt, pants and tie all by Ermenegildo Zegna.

Shot on location at Monmouth University. All clothing, footwear and accessories available at Garmany. Jewelry and watches available at The Golden Goose, Rumson.


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Scandinavian... but born in the USA

For incomparable Eton shirts, there are other stops along the way.


ounded by husband-and-wife team David and Annie Pettersson in the village of Gånghester, Sweden, Eton has been synonymous with quality men’s shirts since 1928—but Eton hasn’t always been its name. The original name, Shirt Factory Special, changed in 1948 following a visit by the two entrepreneurs to England. “They fell in love with Eton, a

charming English town with a storied history, and a new brand moniker was born,” says Chris Donohue, Director of Sales in North America. Today the company’s luxe shirts, ties, scarves and pocket squares are sold around the world, yet this still partly family-owned operation continues to pride itself on superior garments that take up to six months to craft.

This international story actually begins in America, as 90 percent of Eton’s extra-long staple (ELS) cotton comes from San Joaquin County in California. (The rest is grown in Egypt.) “ELS, which accounts for only 3 percent of the world’s cotton, has superior fiber qualities, such as stronger filaments and higher torsion thread, which is why we use it exclusively,” Donohue explains.

After harvest, raw fibers are shipped to Italy, where they’re spun and woven by some of the world’s most highly skilled artisans. Albini Group, located in Albino, Italy, is famous for its looming, and Eton is its largest partner. “Besides conceiving new patterns and color combinations for our shirts and ties, we also constantly invent novel weaving techniques that continuously revolutionize the market,” says Donohue. Above, Johnell Garmany checks out the complex process.



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In Switzerland, all shirts next go through a specialized—and top-secret—finishing process, wherein scientifically trained workers actually alter the cotton’s molecular structure to make it more wrinkle-resistant. Most manufacturers try to prevent creases with a formaldehyde-based topical treatment that coats fibers, but that method has two drawbacks: Sealing cotton means it can’t “breathe,” with the result that clothes tend to trap heat, and the substance washes off after several dry-cleaning cycles. Says Donohue: “While that procedure takes four days to complete, our finish is accomplished over the course of four weeks.”

Cutting, sewing and trimming of Eton garments happen in Eastern Europe, at exclusive production facilities bordering the Black Sea. It’s an exceptionally controlled 40-step process that alone takes one month to execute. “By remaining hyper-focused on shirts, ties and other accessories, we’ve been able to perfect our manufacturing process since Eton’s earliest days,” says Donohue.

At a time when many clothing manufacturers use the quickest production methods to meet bottom-line pressures, Eton opts for the refinement that only an investment of time can provide. And while many competitors outsource some operations, again to save money, Eton owns its entire international production process. It is therefore able to control all aspects of the creation of each shirt, assuring unparalleled quality. —Francesca Moisin fall / winter 2015

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the sporting life About an hour south of Bozeman, Montana, you’ll find the magnificent Big Sky Resort, with some of the most thrilling powder skiing this side of Switzerland. And you won’t spend half the day waiting in lift lines.



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big sky’s the limit

Skip the crowds and come to Montana, where America’s largest ski area offers perfect powder, breathtaking vistas and the flavor of the West. By Everett Potter


’m not exaggerating when I tell you I can smell the adrenaline in the tiny tram at Big Sky Resort, which is rapidly ascending a sheer rock face to the 11,166-foot summit of Lone Mountain. Crammed inside with me are a dozen pumped-up skiers, gazing out at the seemingly limitless expanse of peaks and the vast sky that gives sprawling Montana its nickname—“the Big Sky country”—and names this resort as well. Big Sky Resort, which was opened in 1973 by the late, legendary NBC newsman Chet Huntley, is directly below. On the mountain’s north side is Moonlight Basin, a real-estate-development-turned-ski-resort that merged with Big Sky a couple of years ago. Like most of the other skiers and boarders on this tram, I’ve been happily skiing between the two, which is easy enough because they are connected. Michigan-based Boyne Resorts, which operates them both, added even more terrain when it acquired a private ski area on Spirit Mountain. With these properties combined, the new Big Sky Resort offers 5,750 acres of terrain, nudging ahead of Vail’s 5,289 to become the largest ski area in America. It’s why my tram-mates are so jazzed about accessing the gnarliest in-bounds terrain this side of the Alps. “It’s blowing a little hard up here,” says a guy wearing enough gear to ascend Everest as we step out of the gondola. Hard? I’m being blown backwards on my skis. The wind actually clocks at 80 miles per hour, but I won’t learn that until I ski down Marx, one of Big Sky’s famous Dictator Chutes. That’s dictators as in Castro, Lenin and Marx (an honorary dictator, I guess). I am sweating bullets as I ski down the thick, wind-blasted powder on Marx, which

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the sporting life Clockwise from left: The Mountain Guest House at the Yellowstone Club, which has openings for new members; Karl Marx didn’t actually get to be a dictator, but this run named for him is one of Big Sky’s famous “Dictator Chutes”; Scissorbills Saloon serves a mean grilled elk steak.

turns out to be steeper than anything I’ve ever wanted to ski. How steep? Let’s put it can be hard to leave one’s 860-square-foot, two-bedroom Cowboy Cabin. Cowboys should have it so good, with handsome leather chairs, drop-dead views of the Spanthis way: If I fell, I’d probably end up in Utah. ish Peaks range and a private alfresco hot tub. Steep, yes. But later I also cruise my way into corduroy bliss. There are dozens Just outside Big Sky Resort is the legendary Buck’s T-4 Lodge, a rambling but of well-heeled doctors, lawyers and corporate chiefs from Minneapolis, Detroit and comfortable place with a slight roadhouse feel, with log walls, stone fireplaces and Chicago. They’re enjoying the exceptionally long and well-groomed runs and the trophy heads. The star attraction here is the restaurant, arguably the best in the area, absence of crowds at both Big Sky and Moonlight Basin. Nearly 40 percent of the and a wine cellar that has been winning Wine Spectator’s Awards of Excellence for terrain is ideal for beginners and intermediates. Big Sky Resort lies about an hour’s drive south of Bozeman, which is well two decades. A destination for those who love cross-country skiing is Lone Mounserved by major airlines. Yet this is not Colorado or Utah, or even Wyoming. There tain Ranch, which is one of the greatest dedicated Nordic resorts in the United are no crowds or lift lines here, despite the fact that the Big Sky area has some of the States. Even if you’re not staying there, it’s a treat to enjoy an evening sleigh ride most extraordinary natural attractions in the lower 48 states. Yellowstone National followed by a three-course dinner in the candlelit lodge. There’s another great skiing option adjacent to Big Sky Resort, but it’s only Park is a few miles down the road from the ski resort. The Gallatin and Madison Rivers, nirvana for the fly-fishing set, are within casting distance. And the skiing is as available to member-residents. The Yellowstone Club, which opened in 1999, owns the 9,860-foot Pioneer Mountain, with more than 2,000 skiable good as it gets: On a typical day, when you jump on a high-speed acres. Memberships remain available—the current total of 460 quad there will typically be empty chairs ahead of and behind you. will rise to 864 before it’s capped. (To buy, you must pass muster You can ski more in a morning here than you can all day at another from a board that includes Microsoft founder Bill Gates and resort where you have to wait in line for 20 minutes after every run. BIG SKY RESORT GETTING THERE New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.) The numbers tell the story: Big Sky draws about 370,000 skiers a United, Delta, Frontier, Alaska Then there’s the other Yellowstone, the park, easily accessible year, while Vail gets 1.7 million. You will have no trouble finding a and Allegiant airlines serve to all of us. This national treasure gets just three percent of its 3 place to sit at lunch. Dinner is fun, not a mob scene with Type A’s Bozeman–Yellowstone International Airport, which is million tourists in wintertime. From Big Sky, you can arrange to jostling for reservations. 38 miles north of Big Sky. head into the park with an outfitter on a snow coach tour to see The ski village offers a welcome bustle, and there’s an activity FOR MORE INFORMATION bison and elk herds and observe the geysers steaming in the winter center where non-Alpine sports like tubing, zip-lining and snowVisit cold. Wolf sightings are also possible. shoeing are offered. There are bars and restaurants here, though if The park welcomes cross-country skiers, snowshoers and you’re used to Vail or Aspen the vibe seems pretty sedate and cowboy-flavored. Places like Scissorbills Saloon and the Cabin Bar & Grill invite you to snowmobilers. There are tracks set for cross-country skiers, and the park’s unplowed tuck into hearty steaks and Montana elk. Lodging choices run the gamut, but condo- roads and trails are fair game for those on snowshoes. There are also miles of backstyle accommodations rule. The Lodge at Big Sky and The Summit at Big Sky both country wilderness to explore, but unless you’re an experienced backcountry skier offer condos at the mountain’s base, as does the Big Sky Resort Village Center, which or snowshoer, contact one of the park’s nearly two dozen licensed guides to take you safely into the wild. Snowmobilers will also need to go with a registered company. is a bit more upscale. Whether you take your skiing straight or pair it with these other activities, don’t I prefer staying over at Moonlight Basin, where lodgings are a bevy of newly come to Big Sky for a scene, or to be seen. Come for true Montana hospitality and a built homes, condos, town homes and cabins, all adhering to a strict Western stonechance to try Wild West skiing in the biggest mountain complex in the United States. and-timber aesthetic. My favorite is the Cowboy Heaven luxury suites, where it



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f you’re searching for your weapon in the war against the ordinary, we’ve found it. The 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 is not the kind of vehicle you buy for a quick zip to Whole Foods. The farmers’ market crowd might not appreciate its best-in-class 110-horsepower engine, high-output cams, direct-flow intake covers or agile suspension—specs that not even the most extreme, race-modified side-by-sides can touch. But what a lesser UTV won’t do is eat up every inch of wild terrain you can throw at it, from salt flats to deep woods mud to sand dunes. Tap on the gas and this beast grunts with raw power. Once its 29-inch Outlaw II tires grip the earth, the four-stroke DOHC twin cylinders fire the XP 1000 like a rocket, plopping every other two-seat UTV in its class in the rear view mirror. You don’t need a master’s degree in applied physics to know that this four-wheeler is going to be a whole lot of fun. Inside the open cockpit, the 2015 RZR delivers thoughtful details you’d expect from

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once a year, a tiny town shows the world how to do chili—alias “texas red.”


erlingua, Texas, population 58, isn’t much to look at—a dusty ghost town of caliche roads, prickly ocotillo and sagebrush tangles. But on the first Saturday of November each year, this patch of desert west of Big Bend National Park bustles with thousands of chili fans and hundreds of cooks who arrive to compete in the town’s world-famous Chili Appreciation Society International Chili Championship. Almost overnight, the air fills with the scent of wood smoke, too much beer and simmering pots of Texas red. It’s a rowdy crowd that shares a love for country music, the Lone Star State and chili con carne, a spicy dish born on the cattle trails near San Antonio whose primary ingredients are red chiles and meat. Every other ingredient, from tomatoes to onions to seasonings, is subject to intense debate. But on one thing every Texas chili-head agrees: Real chili contains no beans. Use beans in your chili at this cook-off and you’ll be instantly disqualified. Frank Tolbert, a journalist and historian who was considered the state’s leading authority on chili until his death in 1984,

regarded beans as heretical. “Heaven help us one and all,” he wrote in response to a Yankee cook who espoused a beany recipe. “You might as well throw in some puffed rice, or a handful of shredded alfalfa, or a few maraschino cherries!” A line from the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off ’s anthem says: “If you know beans about chili, you know that chili has no beans.” Texans are no more bashful about chili than about anything else. “Chili concocted outside of Texas is a weak, apologetic imitation of the real thing,” insisted Lyndon Johnson. In 1977, the legislature proclaimed chili the “state dish,” declaring, “The only real ‘bowl of red’ is that prepared by Texans.” Of course, not everyone agrees. Nontraditionalists across the U.S. not only dare to include beans, but also like to put their own spin on this classic, adding turkey, pork, even spaghetti to their chili pots. Some say those dishes are more properly called stews or soups or casseroles. And some call them delicious. But in Terlingua, they won’t call them chili.

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This Argentine varietal has regained its reputation for subtlety and balance—and hard times actually helped. By Josh Sens


on’t cry for Malbec, Argentina! The truth is, the wine for which that country is best known came through the economic crash of the late 1990s and early 2000s. It didn’t just survive; it flourished. Over time, the downturn had an unexpected upside, as runaway inflation corrected an imbalance in the market. In the sour climate, it no longer made sense to bottle low-end Malbecs because it was pretty much impossible to turn a profit on them. So vintners slashed production of their two-buck chuck—the subpar swill they’d been pumping out for years, staining Malbec’s image around the world. “So much cheap stuff had been getting out there

This label announces a subtle, widely suitable varietal—a far cry from the not-so-distinguished table wines that recently diluted the distinction of the Malbec name.

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Clockwise from top left: Winemaker Paul Hobbs with Bertrand Vigouroux, whose family has produced Malbec in France for 150 years; wine caves at Argentina’s Pulenta Estate winery; the wine-making Pulenta family: Hugo, Don Antonio, Eduardo Jr. and Eduardo; the Viña Cobos winery in western Argentina.

early aftermath of the crash it gushed out in even greater torrents. Much of that it was hurting Malbec’s reputation,” says Paul Hobbs, a veteran wineit was over-oaked and over-extracted, with all the subtlety of a sledgehammaker and wine importer. “It was a serious problem. But the Argentine mer. Some of it was fraudulently labeled. economy solved it for us.” “It got so bad that there were ‘Malbecs’ on the market that didn’t contain As it happens, Hobbs lent a hand as well. A former winemaker for Robert Mondavi, Hobbs has roots in Malbec that run decades deep. He first turned any actual Malbec,” Hobbs says. “We used to joke that they were born with a birth certificate of Bonarda [a less nuanced grape varietal] but his mind to it in the late 1980s, when he traveled to Argenwere traveling with a Malbec passport.” tina and was struck by the varietal’s vast untapped potenMeanwhile, Hobbs kept at it, and when the economic tial. Though Malbec grew abundantly around Mendoza, tasting notes crash crushed the low end of the market, the Malbecs he the country’s largest wine-making region, its quantity far had championed came to the fore. Hobbs has since been outstripped its quality. Most Argentine Malbec wound up Cobos Malbec 2011 $210 joined by a growing number of Malbec producers who are in inexpensive blends known as “criollas”—ho-hum table A dark, elegant wine that opens with out to show the grape for all that it can be. Among them wines with not much to recommend them other than their hints of coffee and caramel, but are wineries such as Riglos and Pulenta Estate, in the bargain-basement price. Hobbs envisioned a different fate plays out on the palate with bright berry and cherry notes. rolling folds of the Mendoza region, on terrain that inches for Malbec, a noble French-born grape that he believed toward the Andes foothills, where the climate and the soil just needed to be treated with more dignity. Pulenta Estate give rise to complex fruit. Using old-vine fruit grown by Nicolas Catena, one Malbec 2011 $29 Like Hobbs, the vintners on these properties lean of Argentina’s most respected vintners, Hobbs began a The first impression: French oak toward low-tech practices, a minimalist approach that deep dive into Malbec, applying Old World practices to and mulling spices. But those wintry lets the winning traits of the grape shine through. Their New World wine production. The result was Malbecs of notes make way for a springtime symphony of lavendar and vintages demonstrate impressive range—some lean and unusual refinement, not the high-alcohol brutes that so honeysuckle, followed by a clean supple, others round-bodied and robust. And contrary to many consumers had come to know. plum-tinted finish. Malbec’s stubborn reputation as a varietal best suited to In 1999, Hobbs co-founded Viña Cobos, a Mendoza Riglos Gran steakhouse fare, these wines are strikingly food-friendly, winery, where he experimented with varied root stocks, Malbec 2012 pairing beautifully with sirloin, sure, but also with pasta, planting the varietal on new sites that showcased Malbec’s $35 seafood, curries and more. distinctive terroir. The wines he produced earned wideA juicy but balanced wine that never grows too jammy, it mingles “To a lot of people, it used to seem that Malbec had spread accolades for their bright notes and balance. But in floral flavors with a ripe minerality, a serious problem,” Hobbs says. “But the bigger problem the world of Malbec they were the exception, not the rule. and a just-right touch of tannins was, we didn’t really understand the grape.” Cheap Malbec still flooded the market, and in the tickles the tongue.



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A sip of calvados between courses can take a meal from good to great. By Virginie Boone


he dinner is splendid, but its many fine flavors are starting to confuse your taste buds. That’s the moment for what the French call le trou Normand (literally, “the Norman hole”). It’s a traditional break in an elaborate meal to cleanse the palate, aid digestion and prepare for the next course. And it usually features calvados, the world’s pre-eminent apple brandy. Calvados has been made by the Normans in northern France for at least 400 years. At one time, it is said, some farmers paid their rent with barrels of the fermenting cider from which the brandy is made. But it was only in 1942 that calvados was given an officially protected name in France’s system of AOCs (appellations d’origine controlees), geographically protected zones linked to specific wines and other agricultural products.

Taking a break to sip an apple brandy like Château du Breuil Calvados from the heart of Normandy reawakens the taste buds, restores the appetite and prepares you for maximum enjoyment as the dinner proceeds.

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spirits Clockwise from top left: Apples give calvados its distinctive flavor; the brandy shares its name with a geographical “department” in Normandy: the Château de Falaise in the Calvados region is more than a thousand years old; barrels of calvados produced by Boulard await shipment.

There are actually three specific AOCs known for calvados. But the heart of this brandy’s homeland is one called Pays d’Auge. That’s where, around 1960, Christian Drouin Sr. bought a farmhouse surrounded by apple trees. He hoped to supplement his income by selling the fruit, but prices at the time weren’t compelling enough. Yet Drouin’s friend Pierre Pivet, a native of the area, happened to have a mobile still and was in the habit of visiting farms to help farmers distill cider. He suggested Drouin give it a go. He did, stocking away much of what he made within his cellar until 1979, when his son Christian Drouin Jr. figured it might make sense to actually sell a bit of the stuff. It turned out to be exquisite. The family was soon offering the world single-vintage bottlings of calvados, igniting a wave of new interest in the spirit, especially among Michelinstarred chefs. Christian Drouin’s namesake firm continues to have the world’s largest selection of single-vintage calvados, with each vintage representing the year of distillation, usually the calendar year after harvest. And Drouin still farms its original roughly 50-acre orchard in the town of Gonneville-sur-Honfleur, as


well as a second property known as Domaine Coeur de Lion in Coudray-Rabut, which tourists can visit. These properties provide roughly half of the apples required yearly to make Christian Drouin brandy. The other half are sourced from nearby longtime growing partners, all of whom subscribe to diversity, growing apples in four categories: sweet, bittersweet, bitter and acidic. When they’re ready to harvest, apples are shaken gently out of trees, to be gathered from the ground by hand. Ripening varies among the types of apples, beginning in late summer and extending through the winter. Farmers store the earlier-ripening varieties so that the distillers have all four kinds at their disposal once they’re ready to press the apples into cider. And pears are sometimes included in the mix as well. Often the cider is pressed at the farm in order to take advantage of the wild yeasts that are present for fermentation, then double pot-distilled and aged a minimum of two years in used sherry, port or oak casks. How do you know when this timehonored Gallic palate-cleanser has done its job? Suddenly, you’re absolutely ready for the next course.

five to try Calvados Roger Groult Réserve 3 Year Old Calvados Run today by a member of the fifth generation of the Groult family, JeanRoger, this producer in the heart of the Pays d’Auge farms about 57 acres planted with some 5,600 apple trees. One of its signature processes is double-distillation over a wood fire. It then ages its calvados in 100-year-old oak casks. This reserve-level calvados was named “world’s best” at the 2014 World Drinks Awards; it’s meant to be a pure expression of the fruit, enjoyed as an aperitif or within a cocktail, a combination of crisp green apple and caramel-vanilla. It’s also made in eightyear-old and 12-year-old versions.

Christian Drouin Fine Pays d’Auge Calvados Made in the Pays d’Auge by Guillaume Drouin, grandson of Christian Drouin Sr., this is the youngest of the producer’s appellation calvados, aged a minimum of three years. It possesses intriguing amounts of body and depth around classic notes of white flowers, caramel, vanilla and apple.

Christian Drouin Pommeau de Normandie A combination of three-quarters apple juice and one-quarter calvados, Pommeau is aged three to four years in oak and is lighter in alcohol than a typical straight-up calvados, at 17 percent instead of the more common 40 percent. This gives it a refreshing

quality that’s ideal with food, or as an aperitif, while retaining that signature scent of baked apples and brown sugar. Served chilled in a tulip glass, it’s also a popular accent in cooking as well as a nice addition to cocktails, especially when paired with champagne or Prosecco.

Domaine Louis Dupont Calvados VSOP Aged five years in oak barrels, a quarter of them new, this is just one of many worthy calvados produced by the Dupont family, another Pays d’Auge stalwart, which traces its roots in the region to 1703. Dupont’s use of new oak is provocative as well as innovative, but the wood flavors are balanced by striking tones of vanilla, almond and licorice. This is an effective digestif, enjoyed slowly after dinner.

Germain-Robin Heirloom Apple Brandy Founded in California’s Mendocino County in 1982 by Hubert GermainRobin, a native of Cognac, and Ansley Coale, Germain-Robin uses locally grown heirloom apple varieties such as Black Twig, Wickson and Ribston Pippin for this rare American apple brandy, distilling each variety separately, then blending distillates that range in age from six to 15 years. The calvadosinspired result is then aged in French Limousin oak. It tastes exquisitely of green apple with a floral back note and just a hint of butter.


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From top, Should you tire of relaxing on the beach, a tranquil pool awaits at the Cheval Blanc St.-Barth Isle de France. Enjoy cocktails for two with a breathtaking view from this private ocean-facing perch.


f the Hotel St.-Barth Isle de France were a woman, you could say she married well. French luxury brand LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) could have its choice of lovely “mademoiselles” when searching for a suitable match in North America, but the boutique hotel on Anse des Flamands, probably the prettiest beach on the island, won out and after a year-long engagement (read: renovation), it joined the exalted Cheval Blanc family. (Other family members include Courchevel in France and Randheli in the Maldives.) Perhaps the best part of the union is that it appears that little has changed at the beloved hotel, now called the Cheval Blanc St.-Barth Isle de France. The staff—the hotel’s heart and soul—remains the same: affable, accommodating to a fault and decidedly French. The only difference is that now they don charming seersucker uniforms. Similar too are the guest quarters—40 suites, bungalows and villas, which feel less like hotel rooms than the bedrooms of a Provençal family. The whitewashed country furnishings have been upgraded with the brand’s signature taupe plus accents of the palest salmon-pink, which you’ll find on everything from beach towels to pillows to glassware. Thankfully, the popular daily fashion shows remain too. They feature resort wear from the hotel’s closet-sized boutique stuffed with everything from Pucci bikinis and stylish caftans to straw hats and jewelry. Don’t be surprised if the model, Roxane, looks familiar: When she’s not strolling the sandy catwalk, she’s taking your dinner order in a charmingly halting English. Oh, yes, the food. As a French territory, St. Barts not surprisingly has a cuisine that reminds you of dining in the south of France. Chef Yann Vinsot oversees a pair of excellent eateries on this property: La Case de L’Isle, featuring sophisticated FrenchCaribbean plates (plus a 150-odd selection of wines and champagnes) and the more casual La Cabane de L’Isle, site of the fashion shows. Only eight miles across, St. Barts (short for St. Barthélemy and sometimes spelled St. Barth) is a hilly (thanks to a number of volcanic peaks) speck popping out of the northeast Caribbean in the French West Indies. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 (who named it for his brother Bartolomeo), the island was settled by the French and owned for a while by Sweden before returning to French control. It became chichi


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after the Rockefellers and Rothschilds fell for its charm in the mid-’50s. With no direct flights, getting to St. Barts isn’t easy. Some folks fly to St. Maarten and take a short flight or ferry across. A more civilized crossing (read: easier) is flying to San Juan, then boarding a tiny puddle jumper. One of Tradewind Aviation’s multiple daily flights will do nicely. Its Pilatus PC-12s are comfortable and sturdy—important features as the eight-seater threads between two jagged peaks before touching down on a teensy runway. (Flights from St. Thomas and Antigua are also available.) While the atmosphere is relaxed, folks do dress to impress while shopping or dining in the capital city, Gustavia, with its yacht-lined harbor. (The island hosts one of the world’s most thrilling yacht races, Les Voiles de St. Barth.) Luxury brands abound along with unique boutiques, often outposts of exclusive Parisian designers. Prefer to test your sea legs with a more gentle cruise? Rent a catamaran with crew for a day-long or half-day tour. Our captain, Miguel of St. Barth Sailor, anchored in the bay near Colombier, where we swam to the beach (the only one of 16 beaches not easily accessible), after which we sipped champagne and nibbled on a gourmet lunch prepared by Cheval Blanc (lest we miss the restaurants’ gastronomic delights too much). Back on terra firma, we proceeded to Bonito, where fashionistas flock to enjoy a delicious Latin American menu alongside unrivaled views of the harbor from an open-air pavilion. If your “cruise” doesn’t offer enough of a respite, the spa back at Cheval Blanc will chase away any lingering stress. It offers signature Guerlain treatments. (It’s the only Guerlain spa in the Caribbean.) Try the Solar Escape, a body massage combined with a facial, or let a beauty coach choose an indulgent experience for you. Do you think you could enjoy an island with no casinos, no all-inclusives, no cruise ships in port? An island with no poverty, no crime, no beach vendors? With unfailingly polite people, awe-inspiring vistas, white sand (or shell or stone) beaches and top-notch cuisine? I do. Clockwise from top, a private pool, one of the many amenities of the tucked-away Garden Suites; modeling the statement-making fashions available at the tony boutique; snorkeling in the blue waters of the Caribbean right in the resort’s backyard; the ultimate in luxury: a three-bedroom villa set on the white sand beach; salade niçoise, perfect for a light lunch.

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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.

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

that’s a wrap! 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.

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 second-floor 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.

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.

pets welcome 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.

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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.

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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 short-term plan to look your best.

LUXURY, MEET POWER Bentley Motors THE ROMANCE OF RIO Hotel Santa Teresa +55.21.3380.0200, SOMETHING OLD Barbara Westbrook 404.355.9430,

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THE SPORTING LIFE Big Sky Resort 1.800.548.4486,

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.

GRAPE Viña Cobos +54.261.479.0130, ST. BARTS: A BEAUTY ON THE BEACH Cheval Blanc St.-Barth Isle de France +590.590.27.61.81, stbarthisledefrance.cheval

shopping by appointment

Tell It to Us Straight

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.

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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.

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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.

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Oh, Joe!

A new study found that folks who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee (about two Grandes at Starbucks) had a 25 percent lower risk of developing melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, over 10 years. Researchers theorize that something in the roasting process produces vitamins that may protect against UVB damage. —Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Go ahead, daydream


It might just help you multitask. Turns out daydreamers have a better working memory, which helps you retain and recall details— even in the midst of distractions.


—University of WisconsinMadison


Eat fruit, veggies first

Believe it or not, the first food you select from a buffet triggers what you’ll take next—and how much. So say researchers who studied 124 diners. Head to the salad and fruit first, and you’ll be less likely to sabotage your day’s eating. —Plos One

Cuff ’em

The only way to get a truly accurate blood pressure reading is to cuff both arms. When a person’s systolic pressure varies by 10 or more points between arms, the risk of heart attack or stroke increases 38 percent. Plus, a big difference between arms could be a sign of peripheral artery disease, or clogged arteries. —American Journal of Medicine


Spending this much time doing resistance training could improve your long-term memory by as much as 10 percent. —Acta Psychologica

The percentage increase in the number of men going to plastic surgeons for both surgical and nonsurgical procedures in 2015 thus far. —American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Beware the grouch

Did you know that a negative attitude can be passed along from one person to another just like the flu? Apparently, we mimic each other’s nonverbal cues, then internalize them, making them our own. Of course, we can’t always steer clear of a sourpuss, thus the best move: Do not engage. —University of Notre Dame

Beet it to low blood pressure

Drinking just one cup of beet juice every day can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension, according to recent research. Study participants’ systolic blood pressure (the top number, which measures the pressure in your arteries as your heart beats) dropped 8 points. Diastolic BP (the bottom number, which measures pressure between heartbeats) dropped 2 to 5 points. The reason? Beetroot contains high levels of nitrate, which the body converts to nitric oxide, which in turn improves blood flow and relaxes arteries. —Hypertension


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ANTHONY SALLUSTIO, DDS Dr. Sallustio is a proud and active member of the American College of Prosthodontists. The ACP is the professional association of dentists with advanced specialty training who are the experts in creating optimal oral health, both in function and appearance including dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns, and teeth whitening.


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