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FEATURES british invasion | 100 The McLaren 570GT is a high-performance sports car with everyday comfort and driveability.
venice by twilight | 102 Early evening in the “city of canals” brings a special magic that daytime tourists miss.
the art of the pool | 120 Fine craftsmanship goes into every inch of your home. When the same attention to detail is applied to your pool, the results can be stunning.
weekend warriors | 132 These three casual looks for guys and gals will cover your off-hour adventures.
barhopping europe | 140 If you only have time for one drink in these storied European cities, let it be in one of these classic bars.
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DEPARTMENTS Memo | 16 Thanks to technology, it’s even easier for us to be here for you.
The Garmany Guide | 23 The perfect summer sip…a new brewery…suit up in Samuelsohn…cool water bottles…Ask Mr. Etiquette… and more.
the techie | 32
fitness | 130
Whether she’s wearing couture or out in casual wear, this actress projects a chic vibe. No stylist required.
Try these five routines we’ve finagled from fitness experts, aimed at crafting the sleekest, most presentable you.
on the run | 68
gourmet | 136
Blake lively | 64
This season’s Isaia collection is about bold prints and colors.
essentials for men | 72
You may not need any of these high-tech toys. But you’ll certainly want them!
Warm weather’s best in shoes, ties, shirts, pants, sunglasses and more.
music | 34
THE LEADING MAN
Despite what some trolls say, we’re living in a Golden Age of original music. Give a listen to these four performers, and you’ll agree.
Game of Thrones launched this red-hot Chilean into the limelight, but it’s his rugged style that’s keeping him there.
Clothes talk | 36
pedro pascal | 88
Men’s looks | 92
trend report | 38
Whether you’re going to work, running errands or attending a black-tie event, there are accessories to finish every look.
This season, styles range from super-sweet to oh-so-sexy.
Sporting life | 126
Johnell Garmany solves your sartorial dilemmas.
Essentials for women | 42
The latest bags, shoes and accessories for spring and summer.
Located at the bottom of the Emerald Isle, Old Head of Kinsale will soar to the top of your favorite golf locales.
pursuits | 128 To motor or not to motor? That is the question with the trim, agile Motoped Cruzer, which is ready for both.
Using indigenous ingredients, three chefs honor culinary traditions dating back to America before Columbus.
grape | 150 You can find splendid pinot noirs down south—South Africa, that is.
Room Key | 152 Find creature comforts galore, redesigned public spaces and heavenly Mediterranean cuisine at The Lowell in New York City.
heritage | 154 Aficionados have been shopping for clothing at Garmany since 1989.
directory | 158 Your guide to the Garmany experience.
Grooming | 160 These four takes on the undercut range from conservative to free-spirited.
ON THE COVER: Iliana wears a navy jacket by Veronica Beard and sunglasses by Prada. Photographed for Garmany by Michael Cogliantry.
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GARMANY GUIDE THE PERFECT SUMMER SIP
The Negroni is still enjoying its moment. The classic Italian aperitif, made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and gin, is served over ice with an orange peel for garnish. Two industry trends have fueled its growth: the rise of bartenders as craftsmen and a shift in people’s preference for a more bitter drink. In fact, there are more bitter liqueurs on the market now than anytime during the past 60 years, notes Warren Bobrow, author of Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails. The bitter part of a Negroni comes from the Campari, of course, but mixologists have gotten creative and are making variations of the drink using other bitter liqueurs like the lighter and more orangy Aperol, Braulio, an herbal Italian amaro, and the complex, spicy China China from Bigallet. Traditionalists who prefer the classic Campari version will be glad to know it’s now even easier to enjoy: Campari released a bottled Negroni last fall. As of press time, the premixed cocktail was available in a few markets nationwide (New Jersey is one), but if it’s a hit, you’ll soon find it coast to coast.
NAMED FOR A PALACE, FIT FOR A KING
Perfection is not about extremes; it’s about balance. Named for Palazzo Zileri in Vicenza, Italy, Pal Zileri balances traditional craftsmanship with avant-garde style, calling the result “avant-craft.” (You’ll call it magnificent.) The line’s creative director, Mauro Ravizza Krieger, has been working with the company’s new ownership to put Pal Zileri into more and more stores around the world, including ours. It takes 180 steps to make one of Pal Zileri’s suits, but just a few steps to come into Garmany and try one on.
PORTRAIT OF A BASEBALL GREAT
Yankee hero Joe DiMaggio rarely granted interviews, carefully crafting a public persona that maintained his legacy while fiercely guarding his personal life. But in his last decade, the Yankee Clipper befriended a fellow Italian-American: Dr. Rock Positano. The good doctor shared his memories of DiMaggio with his lawyer-cum-writer brother, John Positano, who penned Dinner With DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero (Simon & Schuster; $26), shedding light on the enigma that was Joltin’ Joe. Positano, a foot doctor, successfully treated the center-fielder, and the two became close despite the fact that Positano was 40 years younger. Dinner With DiMaggio follows the story of their friendship from its star-struck beginning in 1990 through all its highs and lows over the next decade. Positano’s accounts of their times together reveal DiMaggio’s many rituals and quirks: the same meals at the same restaurants, the same pals, the same look—sportcoat and tie everywhere. DiMaggio also opened up about his relationship with Marilyn Monroe and his falling out with Frank Sinatra. Positano shares never-before-told stories of the famous people DiMaggio rubbed shoulders with. Positano’s loving tribute of a complicated man brings the baseball great to life and will have fans of the national pastime engrossed from cover to cover.
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THE GARMANY GUIDE THE A–Z LIST
A BREWERY TRIUMPH
Garmany is proud to feature more than 100 designer brands under one roof! See if you don’t find your favorites in the list below. Then stop by our store for a shopping experience you’ll love.
Triumph Brewery, which doubles as a full-service restaurant, takes beer seriously; over the years it’s brewed more than 100 varieties. The emphasis is on German lagers, particularly pilsners, but there are English-style ales as well. Established in Princeton and New Hope, the brewery will be opening a third location in Red Bank soon. Watch the website for updates. 101 OAKLAND ST., RED BANK, 609.924.7855; TRIUMPHBREWING.COM
CLOSET CAPERS & MORE
At Garmany, yesterday’s customer service won’t do. Today you can contact us via FaceTime and one of our sales associates will help you—just as if you were in the store. Then, let’s say you have a last-minute meeting and need something to wear immediately. Garmany now offers same-day delivery within Monmouth County. We can even arrange for our sales staff to make house calls or meet you at your office. Afraid to go through your closet? Our style consultants can give you a free wardrobe audit— at your home—to revamp and refresh your look. And what if you’re on vacation? For valued customers like you, we’ll dispatch a sales associate to your location, even if you’re in a place like Palm Beach. Or we’ll ship you some of our select inventory—in your size, of course—to try on, with absolutely no commitment. Talk to us about all these innovative options. We raise the bar on service ever higher; no one else will jump as high for our customers.
OUR HELPING HANDS
As a family-owned business, Garmany is committed to helping our community by giving back. Organizations we’ve supported—with more than $200,000 raised in 2016—include the Boomer Esiason Foundation, Autism Speaks, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, JBJ Soul Kitchen, Tigger House Foundation, Susan G. Komen Foundation and Meridian Health System. Partnering with these organizations, we hope to change people’s lives for the better and to inspire others to do the same.
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THE GARMANY GUIDE PETER MILLAR’S ON THE BALL
A medieval clothier? A golfer in Victorian England? Nope, “Peter Millar” was a label that entrepreneur Chris Knott saw on an antique lawn-bowling ball given to him by his mother. The ball reminded him of things he loved—“timelessness, luxury, the sporting life”—so he borrowed the name to christen the clothing company he started in his garage in 2001. This was no will-o-the-wisp. Knott honed his sartorial sense as a teenager working at a clothing store in his native Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, and went on to be a sales rep for Burberry, Hugo Boss and Joseph Abboud and to market cashmere sweaters under the name Barcelona LLC. He started the Peter Millar line with knit shirts—and high-end golf shops soon had trouble keeping them on the shelves. Today you can select distinctive tailored clothing, outerwear and even swim trunks from Peter Millar, but the line’s Golf Collection has made a particular smash. It has outfitted the International President’s Cup Team, and its windbreakers, jackets, jerseys, polo shirts, T-shirts, golf shorts and other items are designed to assure maximum comfort from course to clubhouse. “If we won’t wear it, we won’t make it,” says chairman and CEO Scott Mahoney. (Both he and Knott are avid golfers.) Mom’s gift keeps on giving. Perhaps there’s a perfect Peter Millar gift waiting at Garmany for a deserving soul in your life—like you, maybe.
WHAT THE BASIE BRINGS
Since 1984, Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre has presented some of the biggest names in entertainment. Among this spring’s highlights: May 2: Julianne and Derek Hough: Move–Beyond May 4: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano May 13: Schubert’s Great Symphony, presented by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra May 17: Buddy Guy May 18: Charlotte’s Web May 19: Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin May 25: BobFest: War & Peace—the Music of Bob Dylan June 1: Johnny Mathis June 2: The Midtown Men June 3: Bianca del Rio, Not Today Satan Tour June 8: Ron White June 9: Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll June 10: Season Finale with Zhang & Bronfman June 17: The Fab Faux with The Hogshead Horns and The Crème Tangerine Strings.
99 MONMOUTH ST., RED BANK, 732.842.9000; COUNTBASIE THEATRE.ORG
A DELI, REALLY
Who says a genuine New York deli can’t be found in New Jersey? Not Susan Shapiro, the mastermind behind Shapiro’s New York Style Delicatessen on Broad Street. Her traditional Jewish establishment honors the traditions her ancestors brought from Poland and Russia, combining classic recipes with newer family faves. 51 BROAD ST., RED BANK, 732.212.1600; SHAPIROSDELI.COM
BOTTLES THAT ARE S’WELL
An estimated 50 billion plastic bottles are dumped in landfill sites each year in the U.S.— and more than 200 billion globally. What can you do? Buy S’well. S’well was launched in 2010 with a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles. Its bottles are beautifully crafted, composed of non-leaching and nontoxic stainless steel. And they’ll keep your drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12. Grab one at Garmany.
TURN OVER A NEW LEAF IN 2017 King of color Pantone has dubbed “Greenery” the color of the year. The yellowgreen hue (specifically Pantone 15-0343) symbolizes a return to nature. If you’re not the outdoorsy-type, go ahead and pick the color anyway. Green is, after all, the shade of money—certainly an important factor in our lives. The company has chosen a color of the year since 2000, and the hue tends to influence trends in automotive and interior design, architecture and fashion. So look for Greenery in clothing and accessories, in solid tones as well as accents. The color was already spotted on runways this season. Expect to see more of the hue in everything from sneakers, sweaters and shades to polos, ties and wallets. To freshen up your look, add some Greenery to your wardrobe.
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JUST IN, JUST FOR WOMEN
What’s new in women’s fashions at Garmany? A lot! Here’s a quick rundown of brands and designers: Brandon Maxwell. Beautiful, sophisticated and powerful are not mutually exclusive, and this creator’s work proves it. He’s been the fashion director for Lady Gaga since 2012; others who brandish the Maxwell brand are Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Hudson and Reese Witherspoon. Caroline Constas. This designer spends time every year in Greece, as her travels fuel her inspiration. At the same time, the New York-based Canadian’s collections transcend any destination with their sophisticated, feminine feel. Jonathan Simkhai. Strength and sensuality commingle in Jonathan Simkhai’s designs (pictured). His collections inspire confidence— they’re a perfect example of how clothes can energize your personality. Paul Andrew. Since 2013, his line of footwear has set itself apart. Inspired by things like classic films, modern art and exotic cities, his creations are thoughtful and elegant. (Name drop: Cate Blanchett wears Paul Andrew.) Robert Clegerie. Here’s footwear with a decidedly French accent, combining innovation and classic design. Known for its iconic looks, the line prides itself on its creativity, quality and savoir faire. Roberto Cavalli. Just the name conjures up the stunning creations worn by famous actresses on the red carpet. But you don’t need to be an A-lister to wear Cavalli; find his offerings here at Garmany. Ronny Kobo. With her Torn brand drawing on influences from fine art, world travel and anthropology, she’s never boring. Don’t you be either. Ask a Garmany sales associate about Ronny Kobo. Salvatore Ferragamo. When you think how Salvatore Ferragamo has shaped the world of fashion—his footwear has been seen on Sophia Loren and Princess Diana, for starters—you can appreciate the brand’s gravitas. Ask your Garmany salesperson how you can get your Ferragamo fix. Sea NY. Urban-rustic? Feminine with an edge? Founded by lifelong friends Monica Paolini and Sean Monahan, Sea NY is those things and more. Check out their line at Garmany and find out exactly where your edge is.
RAVAZZOLO: IT’S IN THE DNA
Blood runs deep, especially in a craft like tailoring. Andrea Ravazzolo, the 30-something president of Ravazzolo, can trace his lineage back 120 years to tailors who plied their trade in northern Italy. The Ravazzolo brand that exists today has been around almost half of that time—an impressive pedigree. From the beginning, Ravazzolo has taken the path of craftsmanship over expedience. Yet, with all their history, Ravazzolo has evolved for the 21st century. For 2017, the 7/24 Travel line of suits and blazers sports a new wrinkle-free fabric that they developed. Their clothing isn’t widely available—it’s for a discerning audience—but it is featured at Garmany, for customers like you.
IN-STORE SPECIAL EVENTS: THE 411 Don’t miss the following special events and trunk shows happening at Garmany. Trunk shows are an opportunity to meet representatives of your favorite brands and have clothing, shoes and other items custom-made. March 4 Pal Zileri Santoni March 17 and 18 Awl & Sundry Baldassari Inis Meáin Kiton Sealup March 24 Pam & Gela Saloni Isaia Di Bianco PT01 March 25 Isaia Di Bianco PT01 April 1 Canali Good Man Brand Salvatore Ferragamo April 5 Ravazzolo April 8 Garmany Custom Rodd & Gunn Magnanni April 21 Jonathan Simkhai April 22 Boglioli KJUS
April 28 Rebecca Taylor April 29 Samuelsohn May 4 The Balvenie Whisky Tasting, by invite only May 5 Rachel Zoe May 13 American Cancer Society event at Detour Gallery, in memory of Larry Garmany June 10 Father’s Day event featuring Savarin, Indian Motorcycle, Dunhill September 8 Second Annual Garmany BOOM! event benefiting the Boomer Esiason Foundation and its fight against cystic fibrosis October 12 Veronica Beard Fashion Show and Ladies’ Lunch with St. Jude
THE PROMISE OF PROMS
In January and February, Garmany held its first-ever prom events. And while you can get the perfect prom dress here anytime, these fun festivities focused on that important occasion to help your prom queen feel her best. Don’t wait until the last minute to pick out a prom dress. Ask your fashion associate for more details.
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THE GARMANY GUIDE SAMUELSOHN’S SECRET TO GREAT SUITS When it comes to suits, a key to quality construction is a canvas layer sewn between the wool and the lining. It’s a step on which luxury suit makers like Samuelsohn refuse to compromise, despite that it’s easier to fuse a suit’s wool directly to the lining with adhesive. This hidden canvas layer is what makes a Samuelsohn suit drape for years. Of course, Samuelsohn menswear is about more than quality construction. The company’s buyers scour the globe to find the best fabrics, from the specialty tweeds of Scotland to the luxurious silks of Spain’s finest mills. It’s no surprise the company will only sell its designs through high-end retailers like Garmany, who know measuring is one of the most important steps of the suit-buying process. After all, a luxury suit only feels like luxury if it fits perfectly.
YOUR PARISIAN ESCAPE
No passport is required for an evening of dining sure to delight the most demanding Francophile’s taste buds. Red Bank’s own O Bistro Francais brings you on a Parisian escape. What makes the restaurant unique is that they’ve really nailed the “country French” feel: a casual atmosphere with home-style cooking. A peek at their menu and we see favorite French dishes—Filet de Boeuf (beef tenderloin), Coquille St. Jacques (sea scallops), and Poulet Roti Frites (roasted chicken)—along with seasonal specials that are served with a modern twist. Its authenticity is thanks to Chef Marc Fontaine (former owner of the locally popular Bienvenue) and his partners Thierry Guizonne (owner of Chez Lucienne in New York) and Frederic Chirol (from Le Bernardin and La Goulue, also in New York). So leave the world behind for a while and escape to the French countryside for dinner, lunch or brunch at O Bistro Francais.
SHORE THINGS: YOUR CHECKLIST
The weather’s warming, and the Jersey Shore awaits. Which of these delights are already in your summer repertoire, and which will be 2017 discoveries? Asbury Park Pedal Boats. Have fun and burn calories too in a swan-shaped pedal boat on Wesley Lake, between Asbury Park and Ocean Grove. Beach Tavern. Whether you eat big, eat small or enjoy their raw bar, the welcome mat is always out at this waterfront eatery in Monmouth Beach. There’s sushi night, lobster night, taco night and happy hour all day Sunday. Cape May Food Tours. Hungry for sightseeing, or just plain hungry? Either way, entrepreneur Mary Ockrymiek has your answer. She offers two scrumptious experiences: the Historic Downtown Food Tour and the West Cape May Food Tour. Jersey Shore Pirates. Firing water cannons, finding hidden treasure, battling enemy ships…what kid can resist all that? At this spot in Brick, youngsters immerse themselves in piratical mischief. Johnson’s Popcorn. You know you’re approaching this Ocean City institution (in business since 1940) when you pick up the aroma of hot caramel wafting down the boardwalk. Stop in and watch the popcorn being mixed in large copper kettles. Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum. Ever sit in the cockpit of a World War II-era Soviet MIG? Or climb an air traffic control tower? There’s all that and more at this attraction located at the Cape May Airport. Hands-on fun and educational activities are here for kids, and the All Available Boats exhibit commemorates the heroes of 9/11. Lucy the Elephant. This legendary denizen of Atlantic City stands six stories tall and weighs 90 tons. Have you climbed her spiral staircase? She’ll reward you with spectacular views. New Jersey Maritime Museum. Learn about scuba diving, the 1930 S.S. Morro Castle disaster and more by browsing at this Beach Haven facility that showcases our state’s maritime past. Pizza. Who’s got the Shore’s best? We could argue for years. But surely two
contenders are Fratelli’s in Middletown and Sam’s Pizza Palace in Wildwood, an open-air seaside joint. Popcorn Park. This isn’t your ordinary zoo. Of today’s 200-plus residents, some were abandoned by traditional zoos, others were illegally owned or could no longer survive in their natural habitat. The seven acres in Forked River earned their name because you can feed popcorn to any of the animals. Every creature was rescued from danger or exploitation; your entrance fee benefits the Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey. Shut Up and Eat! Don’t let the name of this breakfast place scare you away; it’s lots of fun. Waitresses dress in pajamas, and there are toys for your kids to play with. You get a discount if you wear your PJs in the door. Silverball Pinball Museum. You needn’t be a pinball wizard to love this classic Asbury Park attraction, one of just three of its kind worldwide. Vintage pinball games date back to the ’50s, and there’s a real arcade with more than 180 pinball and other machines to challenge you. Take a taffy tour. For decades taffy has been a local specialty. At the James Candy Co., a fixture on the Atlantic City boardwalk, you can tour the factory. And at Shriver’s in Ocean City, watch taffy being made through a floor-toceiling glass window. Willow Creek Winery. Wineries at the Shore? Sure. This establishment on Cape May Island has regular wine tastings and tours. Surrounded by the ocean and bay, the 50-acre vineyard enjoys a unique microclimate for growing wine grapes—and there’s a light tapas menu. Windmill Hot Dog Stand. This Long Branch landmark is a Dutchstyle windmill; its old-fashioned countertop will evoke memories. Try the cheese dogs!
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RIDE OF YOUR LIFE Unlike anything on two wheels, VanMoof’s new SmartBike will make you rethink the phrase, “It’s like riding a bike.” Integrated LED lighting, an anti-rust chain and puncture protection tires will please veteran cycling enthusiasts, while luxuries like an anti-theft tracking system, keyless lock and smartphone compatibility appeal to all riders. $1,398.
FIRE IT UP! Your grilling game doesn’t have to end when daylight fades, especially when the evening is still young. With the BBQ Grill Light and Fan by Sharper Image, your cookout can go well into the night—its four LED lights perfectly illuminate your grill, while dual fans pull the smoke you can’t see away from your space. Now that’s what’s cooking! $89.
HEAD OF THE PACK Wish you can ride your bike to work but can’t stomach storing your helmet all day? Then you’ll be happy to know Morpher has come up with a practical and safe solution. The company has created a foldable helmet that’s flexible, so it fits flat in your office briefcase or gym bag but is strong enough to meet U.S. and European safety standards. It had yet to reach stores at press time, but you can snag one online if you don’t want to wait. $119.
You may not need any of these high-tech toys. But you’ll certainly want them!
WORTH A LOOK Not looking forward to the in-flight movie? Pack the Avegant Glyph personal theater headset for your next trip and watch your digital content or streaming video on the crystal-clear screenless display. The retinal imaging technology, including LED projection onto 2 million microscopic mirrors, is said to replicate natural eyesight. $549.
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GET INTO THE SWING Now here’s a golf coach who won’t yell or make you feel bad the next time you bogey. Hook up with Zepp’s Golf 2 Swing Analyzer. It’s a sensor that attaches to your golf glove and analyzes every swing— club speed, tempo, length and more. Results are immediate: Evaluations will be sent to your smartphone while you’re on the course. The only thing it won’t do is carry your sticks. $150.
ELEVATE YOUR DRIVING GAME You might not hit for distance off the tee, but you’ll want to travel far in the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Cart, which debuted last season at the British Open. The battery-operated “sports-cart” has a carbon-fiber roof and rear spoiler, as well as the types of amenities you’d expect from the luxury automaker—a mini fridge, 10-inch touchscreen, windshield heater, wipers, an 80-mile driving range on full charge and more. Price unavailable at press time.
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Despite what some trolls say, we’re living in a Golden Age of original music. Give a listen to these four performers, and you’ll agree. By Mark Dowden
BEN HARPER Growing up to be a singer-songwriter was a natural path for Ben Harper. His grandparents owned a store called The Folk Music Center and Museum, whose patrons included Leonard Cohen and Taj Mahal. At age 9, Harper heard Bob Marley perform live, and Marley has been an influence ever since. Harper’s work spans blues, folk, reggae, rock and soul, with lyrical themes ranging from protest music to love songs. In mood and sonic range, his latest album, in particular, is a rewarding roller-coaster ride. The album: Call It What It Is Go-to song: “Shine” Deeper dives: “Fool for a
Newcomer Flo Morrissey, a 22-year-old Brit, was drawn to folk music from an early age. Her debut album features her original songs—earnest, pastoral works written from a teenage point of reference. Morrissey has said she gets along better with older people than kids her own age, and certainly her velvety voice sounds like that of a seasoned performer. Her latest effort, released this January, is an album of cover duets with Matthew E. White. These two have fantastic chemistry; the tracks bounce merrily along as the two performers trade verses. The album: Gentlewoman, Ruby Man Go-to song: “Look at What the Light Did Now”
Lonesome Train” and “In the Colors” from Lifeline
Deeper dive: A surprisingly hypnotic version of “Grease” (yes, that “Grease”)
AARON LEE TASJAN Ohio native Aaron Lee Tasjan writes gritty lyrics. The Smoky Mountain News put it this way: “Tasjan’s words are soaked in spilled whiskey, misunderstood tears and dusty memories. Each number seeps into the cracks of your troubled soul.” Roger that. In New York City, Tasjan found himself as lead guitarist of the New York Dolls and also formed his own band, The Madison Square Gardeners. But it was after moving to Nashville in 2013 that the heartachy lyrics started flowing like so much Tennessee whiskey, and his solo career blossomed. The album: Silver Tears Go-to song: “Memphis Rain” Deeper dives: “12 Bar Blues” and “Everything That I Have Is Broken”
NEKO CASE While attending art school in Vancouver, Neko Case cut her musical teeth as a drummer for local punk bands. She recorded lead vocals for songs that ended up on The New Pornographers’ first album, which was meant as a side project for its musicians but catapulted the band to surprise indie success. In 1997, as a college junior, Case went country on her first solo album. On the solo efforts that followed, she has explored the haunting genre of “country noir” with songs that are often emotionally raw and always cinematic. The album: The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You Go-to song: “Night Still Comes” Deeper dives: “Ragtime” and “This Tornado Loves You”
LET’S GET DRESSED Your night out will go better if you turn the act of getting
dressed into a pre-party. Pour yourself a “dresser”—an aperitif or cocktail to sip as you prep— and put on some feel-good tunes. This playlist will do nicely: “Right Now” by TV on the Radio “When the Tequila Runs Out” by Dawes “With Arms Outstretched” by Rilo Kiley “Lasso” by Phoenix “Be Thankful for What You Got” by William DeVaughn “Australia” by The Shins
“She Walks in So Many Ways” by The Jayhawks “Occapella” by Lee Dorsey “True Sadness” by The Avett Brothers “Going Back to New Orleans” by Deacon John “These Words” by The Lemon Twigs “Sister Jack” by Spoon
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OF MEN’S STYLE ...in which Johnell Garmany solves your sartorial dilemmas. I’m refreshing my spring/summer wardrobe. Where should I start? First, printed short sleeves are hot now. They’re cool and fun. Then you’ll need a Samuelsohn sportcoat, and we’ve got a great selection. Their signature “ice wool” fabric will keep you cool as the weather heats up. And their “featherlite” jackets are water-repellent to protect you from the spring rain. In terms of colors, vivid hues are back in. We’re seeing greens and even reds. Ravazzolo makes a red jacket that’s a perfect complement to your new spring wardrobe. Shoes? Ferragamo is always worth checking out. But don’t overlook Di Bianco. For sportswear, Cucinelli is very popular. It’s a look that says “everyday elegance.”
I’m always confused about footwear. My dress shoes are too formal and running shoes are too casual. Any suggestions? Try sneakers! You can wear them for a lot of occasions. We have a wide selection, but let’s start with Golden Goose and Common Projects. Golden Goose is known for its distressed detailing. Common Projects is casual and polished. Then there’s Magnanni. Their footwear is flexible, comfortable and will look good anywhere. Lanvin has rich
natural fabrics. Opt for either vibrant colors or neutrals depending on what you’re wearing. What’s the trend in tuxedos? We’re seeing a move toward a nice range of colors, for example grey, navy and brown. A few worth noting: Isaia makes a nice black and white dinner jacket, while there’s a navy tuxedo from Pal Zileri that will definitely make you look sharp. I’m always afraid of committing a fashion faux pas. What’s the biggest mistake you see men making these days? One of my pet peeves is in swimwear, especially when men wear baggy trunks that fall below the knee. Shorter trunks—a few inches above the knee—are more flattering, especially for a guy who’s a bit shorter than average height. I want to treat my husband to a nice garment for his birthday. What do you suggest? A Kiton shirt is one of the best things a man can put on his body. They’re a pleasure to wear. Treat him to a Kiton shirt, and he’ll never forget your generosity. I’m tempted to go for made-tomeasure, but I’m wary of the price point. Do you have any ideas? Garmany has an excellent option for you: Our
made-to-measure line of suits starts at $775. You get tremendous value for the suit, and, of course, you’ll be treated to our usual impeccable service. Can you recommend a denim that looks good anywhere but is still casual and comfortable? Check out the brand Jean Shop, which is wellknown to denim connoisseurs. They’re trendy, super-comfortable and made with Japanese selvedge denim. You can count on their excellent quality and fit. The only problem is, you might not want to take them off. I want to accessorize, but I don’t want to overdo it. What can you suggest? I get a kick out of novelty cufflinks. They don’t overpower your appearance, but they’re a good way to show your personality. Jan Leslie’s designs are a lot of fun. And you have to see Deakin & Francis’ designs to believe them. Another overlooked accessory, if you will, are wallets. Don’t get by with a boring wallet. Check out our selection from Dunhill, a British luxury brand. Their wallets are extremely high-quality, and they’ll make a great impression when you pull them out to pay the check. With all the graduations and weddings coming up, how quickly can you turnaround a made-to-measure suit? Garmany is known for Copley’s Saturday-to-Saturday service. Come in on a Saturday, talk to our staff to select a suit, get fitted, and your beautiful new garment will be ready when you come in the next week. We try to make outfitting you as easy and quick as possible.
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FOR SPRING AND SUMMER Styles range from super-sweet to oh-so-sexy.
TIE THE KNOT
It all started when street-chic fashionistas were spotted rocking hoodies tied around their waists. And now, all manner of bows and ties have surfaced on the runway, where the approach is more polished. Cue Cinq à Sept, whose twist on the classic white blouse is trendy with ties attached to a metal circle and finished with a bow in front. An added bonus? The wrap-around effect instantly whittles the middle. And as if leather trousers weren’t edgy enough, Marissa Webb ups the fierce-factor by adding a dramatic knotted bow at the waist. Feminine and pretty more your taste? You can always count on Rebecca Taylor, who takes a floral ensemble from frumpy to fly with a spot-on front-knot detail.
COOL IN KHAKI
These days, khaki has gone from meh to major: 2017’s iteration is far from the salesclerk staple. The textile has been reclaimed on the spring runways and is featured in everything from asymmetrical cut pants and sleek skirts to oversized utilitarian jackets. Enter Veronica Beard’s militaryinspired jacket emblazoned with pretty lace to give war-wear some panache. Sultry more your style? Give Cinq à Sept’s off-theshoulder coat a try. The belted waist creates a gorgeous silhouette. And if you want to wear your khakis to work after all, slip into Marissa Webb’s high-waisted pencil skirt, which is finished with a belt knotted in front (two trends for the price of one!). Pair with a silky blouse—outfit complete!
One word to describe the spring runways: rufflemania. Models swished down in relentless waves of frills that adorned everything from ethereal gowns to blouses. But the styles we’re waiting to get our hands on? Those that balanced the flounce effect with everyday ease and wearability. Take Jonathan Simkhai and Rachel Zoe’s feminine frocks: Simkhai’s voluminous ruched skirt pairs perfectly with a body-hugging top, while Zoe does tiers of ruffles, with the bare shoulder adding sizzling sex appeal. For a sleeker take on the trend, opt for Brandon Maxwell’s updated version of the classic shift, or consider Ramy Brook’s ruffled top, which takes work-wear to a new level.
Love it or hate it, athleisure is here to stay—no surprise, given that the clothes are comfortable and practical. If you haven’t been a fan of the laid-back look, check out this season’s version, which is remarkably streamlined and tailored. Take, for example, Rag & Bone and Vince, who go full-set with matching sweat suits that have just enough wiggle room. Keep it comfy by pairing with slip-on sneaks, or take your look from Pilates to party by pairing your sweats with heeled booties. Matchy-matchy not for you? Pam & Gela’s athletic ensembles have just the edge you need: Breakaway tracksuit flares (hello, ’90s!) paired with a graphic hoodie will have you looking comfortably cool in no time. Just don’t forget the choker!
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How to capitalize on the season’s best new trends!
It’s official: The off-the-shoulder phenomenon isn’t going anywhere, and we’re fine with that. After all, when a trend emerges that seriously flatters everyone—the silhouette slims the arms and draws attention to the neckline and shoulders—our goal is to scoop it up in every style. This season’s stunning standout? The one shoulder! Options range from boho-inspired minis, as seen at Saloni and Love Shack Fancy, to streamlined LBDs, a la Ramy Brook. This evolution is the perfect balance of sleek and sexy, so no wonder it remains a favorite for yet another season. Give ’em the cold shoulder, ladies!
EARN YOUR STRIPES
Fashion’s favorite print— stripes—is timeless and always makes a strong statement. This season, expect no less. At Veronica Beard, our hearts pitterpattered over the horizontal chunky black and white stripe short-sleeved sweater. The top was paired with a gingham mini, making mixing prints look effortlessly cool. McQ’s verticals were virtually impossible not to love. His buttondown shift was a standout, making the frame look long and lean. And Rag & Bone took a navy suit from plain to posh with a splash of up-and-down red lines. Stripes are clearly slaying it in 2017.
THE SHOES TO WEAR NOW
Clockwise from top left, Saloni, Alexander McQueen, Sophia Webster, Veronica Beard, Paul Andrew, Raina.
In 2017, it appears ankles are the body part to emphasize. From slinky-thin wraparounds, a la Sophia Webster, to Paul Andrew’s buckle-strapped booties, shoes for showing off ankles have never been more on trend. And leave it to Stuart Weitzman, the purveyor of the movement thanks to his Nudist heel, to give us our favorite shoe in two new skin-flattering pastels that are equal parts hot and haute. So whether chunky or dainty, colorful or neutral, one thing’s for sure: This footwear brings the gaze to the slimmest part of the legs—walk on with your bad self!
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What do you get when you cross a sports car with a vehicle built for everyday comfort and driveability? The McLaren 570GT, a high-performance yet refined ride. McLaren’s new 570GT features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, lightweight carbon fiber chassis and aluminum body, allowing an impressive power-to-weight ratio that lets you go from zero to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. But compared with the 570S, it’s more refined and practical, with a softened suspension, more headroom and more luggage space.
That powerful engine pumps out 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. The car features a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, but there is also a manual mode controlled via steering-wheelmounted rocker-shift paddles.
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venice by twilight Early evening in the “city of canals” brings a special magic the daytime tourists miss. By Everett Potter
ou’re intrigued, no doubt, by the Venice that draws travelers—the historic city of canals, the place that inspired Shakespeare and Thomas Mann, the venerable city-state that 800 years ago was a trading power with no peer. So yes, sightsee as much as you like during the day. But twilight is when this magical place—the best walking city I’ve ever visited—becomes a stage set with a glorious role for you. The ochre walls seem to glow, the lights of the palazzos go on and there’s little doubt that you’re in the most romantic city in the world. CONTINUED
Evenings in Venice are known more for their lively cafes than crowded nightclubs. Venetians are known to partake in highly ritualized consumption of light cocktails and food throughout the night.
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of prosecco from the Veneto blended with white peach purée and served ice cold. It’s beyond delicious, and having just one requires willpower. You’ll be in good spiritual company here—Truman Capote, Orson Welles and Charlie Chaplin all haunted Harry’s, as did Ernest Hemingway and the heiress and art patron Peggy Guggenheim. Today there will be well-dressed Venetians inside and perhaps too many tourists. So visit Harry’s at least once. But for a true giro di ombre, head to other places for a tipple as the sun goes down, to bacari that are more local and more chic. Wander the streets as the many church bells mark the time, with a backdrop of kids shouting in a square as they thump a soccer ball off a thousand-year-old wall. One memorable night I stood outside of La Fenice, the fabled opera house. The performance was sold out but you could hear opera emanating from the windows and doors, filling nearby streets with a performance too big to be contained within four walls. No other city is quiet enough for quite this experience. Your next stop could be Al Prosecco, which is on Campo San Giacomo all’Orio, one of Venice’s great neighborhood squares and away from the wellworn tourist routes. Here you can watch the locals on the square and sip some of the city’s finest prosecco, even sampling the slightly more sophisticated prosecco fermo, a non-effervescent version. Venice is remarkably safe after nightfall. I’ve always thought that for that reason it’s the best city on Earth in which to get lost. Eventually you’ll find your way to wherever you’re going, thanks to the kindness of strangers or maybe a street map from your hotel stuck into a back pocket. (Note that your phone’s GPS may not work well in the stone maze.) I know from experience about getting lost. One night I left a restaurant with a group of friends, offering to lead everyone back to our hotel. I pride myself on my innate sense of direction, and so we walked left and then right, down one passageway and then another, into a square and beyond, as they talked and I
Feel those cooling breezes wafting in from the lagoon? Pretty soon you’ll notice that the masses of day trippers have departed with the sun—budget tourists who’ve left for their hotels on the mainland in Mestre. That’s fine. Now the curtain has risen and Venice has become your secret show. But this isn’t Berlin, Rome or Prague—it’s not a place for partying. The fact is that restaurants are stacking their chairs not long after 10 p.m., while many bars close by 11. It’s the rare boîte that stays open until midnight. So I prefer to be in league with the locals, who choose twilight to leave their homes for a local bar or café for an aperitivo. In Venice, that drink is a highly ritualized one and is typically either an ombra or a spritz. An ombra is a tiny glass of red or white wine that is tossed back quite quickly. A spritz is an aperitivo of white wine, Campari and a shot of seltzer or sparkling water. Prosecco, the bubbly white wine made in the hills of the Veneto region, is also a favorite. This is also when classic Venetian wine bars, or bacari, offer snacks called cicchetti, the Venetian version of tapas. They can include baccalà mantecato (creamed salt cod) on warm polenta, or polpette (breaded morsels) of meat, cheese or tuna. There could be sardele in saor (sardines with sweet and sour onions and sultanas) or ovosodo con arringa (hard boiled egg topped with herring fillet). My favorite is seppioline alla griglia (grilled baby squid). The best way to enjoy these true Venetian cicchetti is to do as many locals do and engage in a giro di ombre, literally an ombra-crawl, hitting various small bacari. In this twilight ritual you literally rub shoulders with a wide range of Venetians relaxing. And after a while you realize you’ve also eaten dinner—there’s no need for a formal meal. It’s a cool melange of sightseeing, dining and drinking. But where to go? For decades, the favorite tourist haunt for an aperitivo has been Harry’s Bar, which opened in 1931 and claims to have invented the Bellini, named after the Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini. The cocktail consists
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navigated with confidence. Less than 10 minutes later, we found ourselves standing in front of the restaurant we had just left. Was it a touch too much prosecco? Or had we been bewitched? So throw caution to the wind. For a glimpse of the real Venice, head to Osteria al Squero, which has a terrific northern Italian wine selection and a creative array of cicchetti. It’s across a canal from one of Venice’s last remaining squeri, or gondola workshops, and you can watch this ancient craft while sipping your wine. Then head back to the labyrinth of canals big and small, of twisting alleys and winding passageways leading in and out of myriad squares. Even at twilight, it’s an architectural feast for the eyes, with stone doorways and balconies and elaborate stairways, worn by hundreds of years of footsteps and weather. If you want to go really local, squeeze into Osteria alla Ciurma in the Rialto. It will be jammed with regulars standing, or perched on a stool if they’re fortunate, under a ceiling hung with vintage fishing boats. Have an ombra, order some cicchetti and try to blend in. For a hipper locals’ place, go to Al Merca, also in the Rialto. A bar by default, it serves ombra and cicchetti but there’s nowhere to sit. You can stand on the edge of the square and rub shoulders with some of the city’s cooler kids. Feeling full now? Just walk some more. The Adriatic laps at the city’s feet and the crush of visitors has left its mark, but never has decay seemed quite so splendid. By this point, the need for gelato has probably kicked in. Lots of small shops sell it, but I love Gelateria Nico on the Dorsoduro, which is ridiculously good. I like to end my evenings in Venice by walking across St. Mark’s Square. It’s when the Café Florian is emptying and it’s a good time to sit, listen to a budding Vivaldi playing to the nighttime crowd and have a final glass of wine or a coffee. Then to the pier to be transported like an Italian film star in a vintage wooden launch to the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, which lies across the Grand Canal on the island called Giudecca. I first stayed here 25 years ago—it dazzled me then and it still does. It has extraordinary views of the Doge’s Palace and the Venetian Lagoon. There are rooms with balconies overlooking the water and the hotel’s private garden, as well as suites in various sizes, all decorated in an opulent, gilded style. Few places in Europe can rival the sense of grandeur here. Outside there are elaborately tended gardens along the water and the only swimming pool in Venice, remarkable especially for its Olympic size. The legend is that the measurements were mistakenly given in meters rather than feet; hence the gargantuan dimensions of this salt water pool. It will be spotlit when you return late at night, so head to bed and arise by midmorning for a palatial breakfast. Then join the gathering sunbathers around its perimeter in midmorning. Put on your hippest shades and relax, for this is the ultimate spot in Venice to recover from the previous evening’s giro di ombre.
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Opposite, from top: Visitors of the Belmond Hotel Cipriani can dine with a magnificent view. Seafood Antipasti is a popular dish at A Beccafico. This page: Even after a long day, a gondolier works into the evening and seeks his next riders.
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art for art’s sake Be a savvy collector by acquiring this season’s gallery-worthy looks.
Photography by Michael Cogliantry Styling by Marcellas Reynolds Shot on location at Detour Gallery, Red Bank
Opposite, from left, blue sportcoat, striped shirt, tie and pocket square, all by Kiton, white jeans by Brunello Cucinelli. White dress by Cinq à Sept, jewelry by Kendra Scott.
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This page, from left, red sportcoat and white shirt by Kiton, tie by Isaia, pants by PT01, sneakers by Lanvin. Gingham dress by Marissa Webb, shoes by Sophia Webster, drop earrings by Kendra Scott, gold broach by Elena Hecht Designs. Opposite, navy jacket by Veronica Beard, jeans by J Brand, sunglasses by Prada.
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This page, from left, red plaid sportcoat by Boglioli, sweater by Brunello Cucinelli, shirt by Garmany, jeans by Jean Shop, shoes by Magnanni. Striped blouse and skirt by Caroline Constas, pink pumps by Manolo Blahnik, jeweled pin by Elena Hecht Designs. Opposite, black and white tux by Isaia, shirt by Eton, bow tie by Garmany.
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Leather jacket by Rebecca Taylor, pink lace blouse and skirt by Marissa Webb, pink leather clutch by Milly, sunglasses by Prada.
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This page, from left, lace shirt by Rebecca Taylor, green sequin pants by Ganni and wedges by Sophia Webster. Plaid sportcoat, shirt and light blue tie, all by Isaia, jeans by J Brand and shoes by Common Projects. Opposite, black dress by Rebecca Taylor, shoes by Aquazzura, bracelet by Kendra Scott.
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This page, from left, blue and white dress by Sea, orange heels by Paul Andrew, jeweled pin by Elena Hecht Designs. Blue suit by Ravazzolo, shirt and tie by Isaia, pocket square by Albizzati. Opposite, vest, navy jacket, sweater, shirt, pants and sneakers all by Brunello Cucinelli.
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the art of the pool
You expect fine craftsmanship to go into every inch of your home. When the same attention to detail is applied to your poolâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;indoors or outâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the results can be stunning.
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A pool tucked under the stairs? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible, as evidenced by this striking lap pool in London. The client wanted a gym, changing area, spa and pool space in the same narrow room under the glass staircase off the entrance hall, so controlling humidity was key, as was using low-chlorine cleaners, to avoid dampness and harsh smells affecting upper rooms. The original arched brick wall gives the space character.
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This Eastern-themed pool in the basement of an urban home was designed as an escape from the hustle and bustle of life upstairs. Three Buddha heads inspire calm, as does the darkness of the area. A grid of recessed lights pulls the eye upward and makes the ceiling appear more distant. The walls and pool were covered in Portuguese limestone, unifiying the space and making it seem larger than it really is.
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This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t your average saltwater pool. Designed by its owner as a basin for thalassic therapy, this pool on the coast of St. Barts in the Caribbean is emptied and refilled with fresh seawater every two days (a small electric pump does the job). A series of stepped teak decks provide space to sit or sunbathe.
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A glass screen separates an outdoor kitchen from the lap pool that runs along the outside of the building. Indoor-outdoor pools can extend the use of the pool and function as a dramatic water feature.
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In this outdoor retreat on the southern cape of South Africa, water falls from the top of a concrete retaining wall that projects dramatically into the pool. Eucalyptus fencing poles were used to create rotating screens along the front of the house and poolside.
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THE SPORTING LIFE
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Located at the bottom of the Emerald Isle, Old Head will soar to the top of your favorite golf locales. By Josh Sens
o play the most jaw-dropping golf course on the planet, you don’t have to travel to the end of the earth. It only looks that way. Sleepy two-lane roads wind through the unspoiled countryside of County Cork, Ireland, spilling south toward the coast, where the Emerald Isle gives way to the Celtic Sea. Here, a diamond-shaped promontory known as Old Head of Kinsale rises from the water, its shale and sandstone bluffs towering some 200 feet above the waves. Across its wind-blown crown stretch the firm green fingers of a layout so arresting, its beauty verges on surreal. Nine of the 18 holes at Old Head Golf Links cut hard along the cliffs. All 18 holes provide a coastal panoramic. Also looming into view from every green and tee box is a 17th century lighthouse, perched on a jagged point, Old Head’s farthest incursion into the sea. From the day it opened, in 1997, the links inspired a kind of wide-eyed wonder. Even seasoned travelers were stunned by the surroundings, which prompted Links magazine to hail the layout as “the most spectacular” golf course in the world.
“Are there courses with better bunkering? More artistry in their architecture? Greater prestige on the global stage? Sure,” says Joe Passov, chief architecture critic for Golf magazine. “But for the sheer sense of thrill, even an element of danger, there was and is nothing like Old Head. It’s a golf course setting more awe-inducing than any you’ll see.” In keeping with its priceless vistas, a round at Old Head does not come cheap. The pair of Irishmen behind the project, Patrick O’Connor and his late brother, John, dreamed up the course as a high-end getaway for golf-loving globetrotters. Accordingly, green fees top out at 260 pounds, or roughly $325, during peak season. The majority of guests come from overseas, happy to pay prime rates for a chance to cross the course off their bucket list. As a return on their investment, golfers are a treated to a layout with the improbable features of an Escher painting. Several tee shots and approaches encourage heroics, with long, forced carries over sheer cliffs and chasms. At Old Head, hazards take on a new meaning.
Consider what awaits you on the second hole, a 402-yard par-four whose unforgiving fairway elbows sharply along a bluff. Take a few steps from the tee box, and you’re peering at a dizzying 200-foot drop. When the fog blows in at Old Head, golfers are warned not to wander for obvious reasons; the next step could be a doozie. Better to wait until the visibility clears. Not that staying put at Old Head is much of a hardship. The course is part of a luxury resort, with a spa, 15 well-appointed cliff-side suites, and a clubhouse bar and restaurant overlooking the Atlantic. Nor is it the only local attraction. Nearby, sits the community of Kinsale, a historic fishing port-turned-tony resort town that is regarded by many as the culinary capital of Ireland, brimming with fine restaurants, wine bars, cafes and pubs. Every October, the town plays host to the Kinsale Food Festival, a three-day celebration of wining and dining marked by foodie walking tours and elaborate tasting menus. But enough about food. The stars of this golfers’ paradise will always be the scenic course and fabled layout of Kinsale.
Opposite page, clockwise from top: A focal point of the coastal panoramic, a 17th century lighthouse is visible from each green and tee box of Old Head Golf Links. Too much slice or hook off the tee might send your shot into the sea—talk about a water hazard! Power up before your round with a traditional Irish breakfast, including bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes and more hearty treats. With its variety of restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs, the nearby town of Kinsale is considered the food capital of Ireland. The late John O’Connor, along with his brother Patrick, designed the award-winning golf course at Old Head.
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Pedal Pusher To motor or not to motor? That is the question with the trim, agile Motoped Cruzer, which is ready for both. By Timothy Kelley
ound those pedals to build your calves—or vroom away with a gas-powered 49-cc engine that will take you roughly 100 miles on a gallon. With the Motoped Cruzer, you can do either—or switch back and forth to match your moods. It’s the perfect commuting vehicle for a green, vigor-conscious age that prizes muscle cars less than actual muscles. They say everything’s up to date in Kansas City; that’s where the Cruzer’s put together. Indeed, perhaps only the latest know-how could do justice to such an authentic throwback. This motorbike honors the ones used in board-track “motordome” races in the 1910s and 1920s. Alas, the steeply banked wooden tracks of that era are gone. But wood isn’t forgotten; the Cruzer features inlaid fenders of ebony, pine, maple and African blood wood with matching tank trim. And the Brooks saddle is lush aged leather. The Cruzer has been getting noticed— reportedly comedian Conan O’Brien is a thrilled owner. It has a mountain-bike frame, and its made-in-U.S.A. 1.38-gallon fuel tank is brushed, 16-gauge, 304-grade stainless steel. (The engine comes from China,
but we won’t tell if you don’t.) There are 24-inch wheels, a DNM adjustable front and rear suspension and Hayes 9-inch hydraulic front and rear disc brakes. With a two-speed automatic transmission and a top engine speed of 24 mph (with a little momentum you’ll hit 30) the Cruzer won’t break speed records, but it sets the bar high for classy transportation. And if you wish, it can be customized and equipped to suit your needs, with an added surfboard rack, saddlebags or a cooler for beverages. What could be cooler? The Cruzer fills up at any gas station, and of course you’ll never be stranded as long as you’ve got legs. Licensing can be simpler than it is for a full-sized motorcycle because many states deem anything under 50 cc a “motorized bicycle,” and the Cruzer gets in just under the wire. (Check your state’s laws.) We’re not promising instant success with the opposite sex when you show up at the beach with this baby. But you’re free to imagine the possibilities!
Motoped’s lightweight Cruzer (128 lbs.) boasts a single-tube frame with 2.8-inch walls of 4130 chromoly—that is, a steel alloy with chromium and molybdenum that boasts a favorable strength-to-weight ratio.
Peddle away or take an easy ride, guided when it’s dark by the LED head lamp. When the motor’s on, you can still pedal to give it an assist.
A “hog” this isn’t: Both front and rear tires are 24 inches by a svelte 3 inches.
The Cruzer has a standard seat height of 32 inches—or choose an optional 30 inches instead.
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for a total body reboot What will you wear on the beach? Less! So it’s time to get physical— and heed these five routines we’ve finagled from fitness experts, aimed at crafting the sleekest, most presentable you. Read on....
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Striking while it’s hot. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is among the fastest-growing sports in the world, thanks in part to the sculpted physiques of superstars like Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey. “MMA fighters have broad shoulders, slim waists and well-defined arms. A lot of people want to train to look like that,” says Patrick Henigan, an American Council on Exercise (ACE)certified trainer and owner of Jacksonville Fitness Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. “Some elements of MMA, like wrestling and jiu jitsu, are too dangerous for the average person,” he says. “However, the ‘striking’ sports—boxing and kickboxing—provide an opportunity to learn a new skill, burn a ton of calories and sculpt your body.” While most people think boxing is mostly a matter of arm strength, Henigan explains, it actually involves the entire body—shoulder, rib cage, hips, legs. The same is true for kickboxing, a combination of karate and boxing.
HIIT with a twist. HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training—workouts of 30 minutes or so that include short bursts of intense activity punctuated by brief recovery periods. HIIT has been gaining in popularity as new research supporting its benefits is published, according to Pete McCall, ACE senior exercise scientist and San Diego-based certified personal trainer. Now some HIIT offerings tap into the energyboosting powers of music: The Zumba company has partnered with ACE to create STRONG by Zumba, a non-dance, HIIT-inspired workout that emphasizes music more than choreography (and that the company hopes will bring more men into the Zumba fold). Similarly, the popular Masala Bhangra program based on Indian dance has just launched a 20-minute HIIT-inspired workout. Called Transformation, it combines classic moves like burpees and squats with intervals of Bhangra and Bollywood dance moves. A downloadable version is available for $11.99 at masalabhangraworkout.com.
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Putting the “fun” in functional. If you define a “summer-ready body” as one that’s fit for active fun, consider functional fitness training. This workout emphasizes core stability and motions needed for daily life. “It’s old-school stuff—picking things up, putting things down, doing pushups and squats—but it’s gaining in popularity,” says Tricia Brouk, owner of Brouk Moves, an in-home personal training company based in New York City. “Really, it’s what people pay tons of money to do at CrossFit classes.” One of Brouk’s favorite moves is the Farmer’s Carry. “I could give you two kettlebells and, if you carry them correctly for 100 feet, you will be working on posture, core, balance, strength and endurance, all at the same time.” To get your functional moves down, you could hire a personal trainer, or take a few sessions with a trainer at a gym. “Most important, grab someone—a friend, a partner, a spouse—and make yourself accountable,” Brouk says. “You’ll be more inspired to do functional training if you have somebody to throw a ball at.”
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videos and online workouts for quite a while, but now we have instructor-led group classes that are live-streamed from the studio for the home screen of your choice. “You get the energy of a live class from the comfort of your own home,” explains McCall. If your time zone or schedule don’t sync up with a live class, many services offer video-ondemand libraries of classes that you can access at your convenience. “Some people are just more comfortable working out at home rather than going to a gym,” McCall says. “On the downside, you won’t necessarily have access to all the equipment, such as medicine balls or dumbbells, they might be using in the class.” Check out dailyburn.com, which offers more than 600 kinds of workouts; booyafitness.com, with everything from Yoga Boxing to Body Weight Sculpting and beyond, including personalized workout plans; or lesmills.com, which offers every type of on-demand workout imaginable, including its own trademarked classes like BodyPump, Sh’Bam, and BodyAttack.
your workout time? Then don’t focus on isolation movements (like bicep curls and bench presses) that develop specific “glamour” muscles. Instead, go for complex movements—those that use two or more joints, such as pulling a sled or doing a full-body row, advises Jason Walsh, Hollywood’s go-to action trainer, who has worked with such A-listers as Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone. Climbing is one of the most effective complex movements, Walsh says, and it’s the basis of a group cardio concept he founded called Rise
Nation (rise-nation.com). The program mainly uses the Versaclimber, a machine that provides a fast “vertical workout” that simulates climbing. “It burns twice as many calories as any other piece of equipment out there, and it recruits more muscles as well,” Walsh says. “It’s effective and efficient— and you can get in better overall condition by doing a workout for as little as 30 minutes, three times a week.”
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weekend warriors Three casual looks for guys and gals to cover your off-hour adventures. Photography by Michael Cogliantry
Styling by Marcellas Reynolds
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From left, knit shirt by Veronica Beard, patch jeans by J Brand, shoes by Aquazzura, tassel necklace by Kendra Scott. Green jacket by Moncler, shirt by Bevilacqua, pants by J.W. Brine.
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This page, from left, pink dress and beige sweater by Leo & Sage, blue heels by Manolo Blahnik, clutch by Milly. Hoodie and swim trunks by Orlebar Brown, shoes by Cole Haan. Opposite, from left, suede jacket by Gimoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, green shirt by Good Life, pants by J.W. Brine, shoes by Common Projects. Off-the-shoulder shirt, white denim shorts, and baseball hat, all by Rag & Bone, sneakers by Robert Clergerie.
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Using indigenous ingredients, three chefs honor culinary traditions dating back to America before Columbus. By Liz Donovan
the oldest American ingredients have once again found a place on our table. On the following pages, meet three top chefs who are drawing from the past to transform local native foods into culinary delights.
hey say everything old gets new again. Thanks to today’s growing interest in foraging, food preservation techniques and local organic farming—practices Native American tribes have relied on for centuries—
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Jerome Grant Sweet Home Café, Washington, D.C.
Food and cultural identity are deeply entwined, especially in the Smithsonian kitchens run by Jerome Grant. Just as he did in a past gig at Mitsitam Café, the restaurant at the National Museum of the American Indian, Grant seeks to educate minds as well as palates at Sweet Home, located in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. His goal? To make meals that are more than meals. “They’re edible exhibits,” he says. With no previous experience in indigenous foods, Grant began working as a sous chef at Mitsitam (the word means “let’s eat”) and worked his way up to executive chef. There he invited Native American chefs from around the country to share their dishes so he could observe various tribes’ different methods. (After his departure from Mitsitam, chef Freddie Bitsoie took over as executive chef.) At Mitsitam, Grant sourced buffalo from The InterTribal Buffalo Council, a collaboration of dozens of tribes, and rice from the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota; now at Sweet Home he works with African American farmers, who provide the collards, catfish and oxtail. “These niche products represent the cultures,” he says. “I have the chance to be an educator and showcase these cultures by helping people identify with these foods.” Using traditional culinary techniques is important too. Both smoking and stew-making were employed by Native Americans, who needed a way to preserve proteins, and by freed slaves who had moved west and worked on ranches, he explains. At Mitsitam, these techniques are used in a Western bison and pinto chili. Sweet Home features Son of a Gun Stew, an upscale interpretation of the ranchers’ dish. At Sweet Home as at Mitsitam, says Grant, simplicity is key, and showy technique never upstages nourishment. “We shouldn’t lose sight of what food truly is,” he says—and, he might add, what it’s been for a very long time.
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John Rivera Sedlar Eloisa, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The opening of this modern Southwestern restaurant, named for John Rivera Sedlar’s grandmother, brought the storied chef back home to the city of his birth, where he presents artistically curated dishes inspired by recipes from both his grandmother and his great aunt, who was celebrated artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s personal chef for more than a decade. Once called by the now defunct Gourmet magazine the “father of modern Southwest cuisine,” Sedlar is intent on bringing native flavors and ingredients back to Santa Fe, where more “modern” styles of cuisine have recently prospered. “Native cuisine has come full circle,” he says. “It was the first cuisine of America, and now it’s the newest.” Inspired to help struggling native farmers sell their crop, Sedlar hosted a “corn dinner,” where chefs were invited to dine with the farmers and learn ways to use the heirloom varieties of corn in their restaurants. Sedlar, for example, makes his own tamales and tortillas from masa, a corn-flour dough, and serves up corn ice cream for dessert. At Eloisa, hue is as important as flavor, as dishes are decorated with colorful shapes and designs. The “Salmon Painted Desert,” for example, showcases both bold Southwestern tastes and a presentation that celebrates arid New Mexico. Images of Sedlar’s grandmother appear in the restaurant and even on servingware. O’Keeffe’s influence is apparent too—Sedlar spent time in her house as a child and has brought ingredients the artist enjoyed, such as sage and lavender, and vegetables she grew in her garden—beets, carrots and watercress—into a special tasting menu called “The O’Keeffe Table.”
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Ryan Swanson Kai Restaurant, Phoenix, Arizona
If you dip into one of the indigenous dishes at Kai Restaurant in the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass resort, expect to be taken on a journey both spiritual and gustatory. The menu, crafted by chef de cuisine Ryan Swanson, guides the diner through a fourcourse culinary experience, from “the birth,” a light bite to pique the appetite, through “the beginning” (appetizers) and “the journey,” a selection of hearty Southwest-inspired entrées, to a culmination in “the afterlife,” the divine dessert round. Swanson crafts his menu around native ingredients grown locally by the Pima and Maricopa tribes. “They’re famous as farmers,” he says. “They built all their farms near the river—that’s how they grew their food supply.” He tells of three “sister ingredients”— corn, beans and squash—that, grown in the same plot, help each other thrive. “The corn shields the others from the sun, and the beans and squash provide nutrients to the soil.” Corn is one of the staples at Kai— Swanson even turns it into flour to use in pasta dishes. He’s also especially drawn to the black tepary bean, a rare bean that native farmers have brought back from near extinction. The land around the resort inspires the “Native Cactus” dessert, a sweet parfait made from prickly pear cactus and accented with a consommé from nopales cactus, grenita from a prickly pear and syrup from a saguaro cactus, finished with a salty chip from a nopales cactus. Also in the dessert is wolfberry leather, made from one of the 12 species of the nutrient-rich local wolfberry. Predicts Swanson: “In five or 10 years you’re going to see a lot of these ingredients go mainstream. Maybe you’ll even see black tepary beans in Whole Foods.” SPRING/SUMMER 2017
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BARHOPPING X4 EUROPE4 4 X4 If you only have time for one drink in each of these storied cities, let it be here! By Everett Potter
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The Connaught Bar London
I’ve been haunting European watering holes for decades, but I don’t think I’ve ever sat in a more spectacular drinking establishment than the Connaught Bar. It’s located in the five-star Connaught Hotel, London’s most sublime cocoon of luxury. I used to meet friends at the hotel’s lively, clubby and more casual Coburg Bar, which is still there. But in 2008, designer David Collins oversaw the construction of the dramatic Connaught Bar, an Art Deco temple to all cocktails and a nod to the hotel’s heyday. Collins was essentially given carte blanche to go over the top, and he did just that, inspired by English and Irish Cubist art of the 1920s. The result is a palace with textured walls of platinum silver leaf, mirrors galore, low lighting and leather banquettes, and it feels like a set with you at center stage, a throwback to the glorious, dandified 1920s. You might well think of Brideshead Revisited, and indeed, all the Bright Young Things of today are the habitués. You might go with a drink like Vieux Connaught, made with Ron Zacapa 23 rum, Bulleit Rye, a blend of dry vermouths, Bénédictine, saffron smoke, and Angostura and orange bitters. Or go gaga over the limited-edition champagnes, spirits and liqueurs. You can even speak with Agostino Perrone, director of mixology at the Connaught Bar, if you want something more extravagant. But the classic reason to settle in here—apart from a celebrity sighting like Gwyneth Paltrow, a frequent visitor—is to order a drink from their legendary Martini Trolley. It’s martini as sacrament, painstakingly prepared tableside, using made-in-house bitters and vermouths. These martinis are always stirred, never shaken. Little wonder then that the Connaught Bar took home the “World’s Best Bar” award at 2016’s Tales of the Cocktail festival.
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Dry Martini and Speakeasy Barcelona
The concept of Dry Martini and Speakeasy, which opened 30 years ago, might have been dreamt by a Spanish surrealist like Salvador Dali. It starts with a bar called Dry Martini. Now, hidden in the backroom of this classic cocktail bar is a very small restaurant called Speakeasy. So the bar is in the open, quite public, and the restaurant is hidden. Got that? Speakeasy started as an informal restaurant for bar-goers who needed a little sustenance after a few martinis too many. A password was even needed to gain entry. It’s no longer password-protected, so you can now safely reserve a table there. It’s still charming and has a playful air of mystery, vaguely recalling a romanticized version of New York and Chicago speakeasies during the Prohibition Era. There are just a handful of tables in a handsome setting, with walls of stacked liquor and wines, all backlit. But for my money, Dry Martini is the main attraction. It’s all about green leather, velvet drapes and brass fittings. There’s a wooden bar and wooden paneling, and it looks and feels like a classic English hotel bar from the 19th century. It began life as a so-called “Martineria” serving only martinis. It serves other cocktails now, but you will do well to stick to the original, because you will rarely have a tastier one anywhere in the world. Waiters clad in white jackets make an absolutely perfect signature dry gin martini, presented on a silver tray, poured from a shaker right in front of you into a classic martini glass. These guys are masters of the martini art, which is why Dry Martini was singled out as one of the best gin bars in the world by industry journal Drinks International. It’s long been considered the best bar in Barcelona, and I like it because you rub shoulders with lots of locals here, not just wide-eyed visitors.
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Harry’s New York Bar Paris Generations of Americans have made a beeline to this venerable watering hole since it opened in 1911 as “The New York Bar.” The first bartender, Harry MacElhone, ended up owning the joint and more than a century later, his family still does. Long a haunt of writers, artists and expats—Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald drank here, along with other members of the so-called “Lost Generation” of the 1920s—it’s still quite clubby. I can still recall the first time I saw the ad for Harry’s in the back pages of the International Herald Tribune, decades ago, long before the Internet came along. It gave the bar’s name and in parentheses read “Sank Roo Doe Noo.” Code? Well, sort of. It’s a phonetic pronunciation of the bar’s address, 5 Rue Danou. The ad ran for years in the IHT, and it was designed so that a newly arrived Yank in Paris, unfamiliar with the French language but eager to go to the storied Harry’s, could shout it at a taciturn Paris cab driver and get there in a hurry. Even today, the bar itself is a set director’s dream—think Midnight in Paris— dimly lit, with wooden walls lined with a century’s worth of memorabilia. This is a classy drinking establishment, and there’s a piano bar downstairs with red banquettes, a space where George Gershwin is said to have penned “An American in Paris.” In the 1940s, Harry’s was a favored haunt of British novelist Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond. In Casino Royale, in fact, Bond referred to Harry’s as the best place in Paris to get a “solid drink.” Solid drinks are still what to expect here, and the food is completely beside the point. Harry’s claims credit for inventing both the Bloody Mary and the Sidecar. In this dimly lit bar, the bartenders in white coats will look at you sideways if you ever utter the term “mixologist.” The best advice is to man up and go for one of the preferred tipples: a Manhattan or a dry martini.
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You can call it time travel to the Weimar years, to a burlesque bar with tassleclad women on trapeze swings. Prinzipal Kreuzberg is a self-proclaimed “Rabbit Hole” where Alice in Wonderland and Lord-knows-who-else might be found in anything-goes Berlin. On weekdays, it’s a decent and classy bar that offers cocktails and jazz. But on Saturday nights, it becomes something else—Cabaret with a side of David Bowie, with elaborately costumed and un-costumed participants who might keep you out until dawn. In this small, packed space with blinking lights, there’s a touch of Moulin Rouge Paris of the 1920s mixed with the Berlin portrayed by Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli. It’s all a bit raunchy, as the Weimar years were. Entrance is through an unmarked doorway on Oranienstrasse in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood. Think lots of crystal glassware, bowtie-wearing bartenders, mirrored walls and the odd sense of being inside a burlesque star’s dressing room, which, in fact, you might be, since the doors to those rooms are usually open. Waitresses in corsets and feather boas serve you drinks that use syrups, infusions and bitters that are all made in-house. They have bizarre concoctions like the Bloody Betty, made with vodka, Scotch, house-spiced tomato and white balsamic. They get even stranger, like the Eflatun Royale, with cognac, lavender, lemon and crémant. There’s also the oddly named Potion of Sykei, with gin, fig-infused vermouth and blue cheese. Of course, not everything may be what it seems. Berlin has long been the mistress of the tease, documented so well by Christopher Isherwood in his Berlin Stories, the very basis of Cabaret. So while there are plenty of femme fatales disrobing on stage, other “ladies” may well be something else indeed. A Saturday night spent here is decadence writ large.
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Jerry Thomas Speakeasy Rome The Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, a hidden boîte in Rome, is sort of the anti-Rome, the last thing you’d expect to find in the city. The bar, which opened in 2010, is named after a legendary or possibly fictional 19th-century American bartender. That’s sort of beside the point. Getting inside is the challenge. In a 21st-century version of the old speakeasies, where entry was provided only to those who knew the password, the password for Jerry Thomas Speakeasy comes from a multiple choice question on the bar’s website. The question always has something to do with some aspect of the cocktail, and it changes all the time. Recently the question was, “Which one is the most known drink by Trader Vic?” You could choose from Zombie, Mai Tai or Suffering Bastard, though most Americans of a certain age would know that the middle response was the correct answer. Armed with the password, you can now make a booking for the same evening. But where is this place? In Vicolo Cellini, an otherwise nondescript street near Chiesa Nuova. Inside it’s small, dimly lit, and jammed with about 40 people. It’s a bit of a squeeze, but I’ve always felt that the best bars are small spaces. If you can’t find a spot on one of the vintage leather couches, you’ll be perched on a barstool, filling out the requisite membership card and paying in cash for the privilege of drinking with Roman hipsters with perfect stubble to the sounds of jazz. The downside is that it can be awfully smoky. The upside is that if you’re one of those Yanks who think that dinner in Trastevere and a stroll along the Tiber is the real Roma—I count myself among them—it’s a passport to a side of the Eternal City that you never knew existed. Plan on sticking to classics like Manhattans, Sazeracs and Old Fashioneds, because the entire place is an homage to the American cocktail. The hours are restricted to Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
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South Africa, that is, where you might not expect to find such splendid pinot noirs. By Josh Sens
n recent decades, as oenophiles awakened to emergent wine regions around the world, South Africa remained largely out of sight and mind. Blame politics and preconceptions. The country’s Apartheid-era isolation didn’t help. But even after the boycotts ended, South African vintners faced stiff competition from a global market that paid their labels relatively scant attention. Asked for impressions of South African wine, outsiders were apt to mention Stellenbosch, the heat-baked region outside Cape Town that has staked its claim with such sun-worshipping varietals as granache and cabernet sauvignon—if they knew to mention anything at all. But as with so much else in South Africa, the country’s wine-making reputation has changed. It is now seen as a hotspot for pinot noir. Actually, cool place is more like it. At first blush, that might sound unlikely. Pinot noir, after all, is a notoriously temperamental grape that performs most willingly in cool-climate settings like Burgundy, Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the fog-blanketed Sonoma Coast. It can stand some heat but doesn’t tolerate relentlessly high temperatures, and South Africa, of course, gets a ton of sun. Yet the country is also home to microclimates with just the sort of traits that pinot noir prefers.
Consider the appellation called the Cape South Coast, which stretches southeast of Cape Town over rolling terrain, close to the Atlantic Ocean, covering a collection of grape-growing wards and districts including Elgin Valley, Walker Bay and Hemel en Aarde. The soil here, rich in clay and shale, is primo for pinot, and so are the climatic conditions, freshened by the ocean’s kiss. More than 60 wineries operate around the Cape South Coast. Many are small and family-run, and the finest of them share in the conviction that the smartest way to treat pinot noir is pretty much to get out of its way. “When you are harvesting quality fruit, it’s not necessary to manipulate the wine,” says Jean-Claude (JC) Martin, head winemaker at South Cape Coast winery Creation Wines. “What you do instead is guide it gently through the process so as to preserve the sense of place.” Like many winemakers, Martin recognizes pinot noir as “the heartbreak grape,” a nod to its fragility and beauty. But he loves it fearlessly. Born in Switzerland, he first fell for the varietal in his late teens while working his family’s vineyards on the slopes of Lake Bienne. In 2002, he and wife Carolyn, a native of South Africa, purchased the land where their winery now sits, on
Hemel en Aarde Ridge, transforming what had been a sheep farm into a happy place for pinot noir. Creation’s vineyard grows at nearly 1,000 feet above sea level, less than 10 miles from the Atlantic. A combination of the clay soil and the ocean’s cooling influence gives rise to elegant wines that favor bright fruit flavors and fresh acidity over weighty oak and tiresome tannins. “That’s what we think pinot noir should be,” Carolyn Martin says. “Ageworthy wines that pair wonderfully with food.” Pinot noir of similarly splendid subtlety and structure can be found at respected estates throughout the South Cape Coast. They include venerable properties like Botanica and its Elgin Valley neighbor, Boschendal, a winery whose roots reach back to 1685, as well as relative newcomers like Stellar Winery, whose delicate, fruit-forward River’s End pinot noir is made with organic grapes. Stellar released its first wines in 2003, one year after JC and Carolyn Martin established Creation. At the time, South African pinot noir flew largely under the radar. But those were the old days. The world is changing quickly. And one of the truths of our brave new age is that undiscovered wine regions don’t remain that way for long.
Clockwise from top: Founded in 1685, the picturesque Boschendal is one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa. Ginny Poval, Botanica’s winemaker, is a self-taught American who relocated to South Africa and planted her first vineyard there in 2009. Take a sip of Creation’s Pinot Noir and you may detect red berry aromas, elegant vanilla and a whiff of wood spice. Botanica’s vineyards, where grapes for The Mary Delany Collection are grown. Visitors are treated to dramatic mountain views at Boschendal. Boschendal’s Elgin Pinot Noir comes from one of the highest planted vineyard sites in the Elgin Valley.
TASTING NOTES Creation Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, $30 This balanced, elegant pinot noir opens with bright berry notes and gives way to a clean, refreshing finish. It marries beautifully with mild fish and poultry. Boschendal Elgin 2014 Pinot Noir, $35 A complexly structured wine, this pinot noir has hints of cranberry and red cherry on the nose and notes of clove and spiced oak on the palate. It’s a wonderfully food-friendly wine. Botanica Mary Delany Collection 2013 Pinot Noir, $25 Starting with crisp acidity and refreshing berry notes, this delicate pinot noir shows a feisty character with a bright and spicy finish. It has slight undercurrents of the oak in which it is aged. Try it with roast chicken or shellfish. Stellar Winery, 2014 River’s End Pinot Noir, $14 On the nose, this organic wine gives off woodsy hints, almost like a morning walk through a dewy forest. But given time to open, it becomes a medley of blackberries and ripe cherry, with just enough tannins for a dry and elegant finish.
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Inside The Lowell, you’ll find creature comforts galore, gorgeously redesigned public spaces and heavenly Mediterranean cuisine. Oh, and you can step outside too. By Rita Guarna
he glories of Gotham are almost endless, from marveling at the works of art along Museum Mile to walking the winding trails of Central Park—and of course there’s the Great White Way. Not to mention some of the world’s finest restaurants. But at day’s end, instead of staying in teeming, touristy Times Square, those in the know head to Manhattan’s residential Upper East Side, where well-kept townhouses dot quiet, tree-lined streets. The picture of classic New York style, The Lowell is one of the best places in town to lay your head. And fill your belly. Built as a luxury apartment house in the 1920s, it’s a sophisticated home-away-fromhome, with its 74 rooms and suites designed by residential designer Michael S. Smith, who is known for his work in the White House—he decorated former President Obama’s private residence—and his modernist take on traditional design. Think of it as a well-appointed pied-àterre where you’ll want for nothing. There is 24hour room service, a fitness center and a fireplace attendant (you don’t think they’d expect you to fan your own flames, do you?). Most of the hotel is dedicated to spacious suites that are perfect for families—complete with terraces, kitchens and, yes, those cozy wood-burning fireplaces. In March, Charles Masson, one of the country’s most respected restaurateurs, and chef Christian Delouvrier, the legendary epicurean, opened Majorelle at The Lowell. Named after the iconic garden in Marrakech, it features a seasonally driven menu with such treats as Delice au Foie Gras et Pomme Fondante (foie gras with warm apples) and Ris de Veau sur Lit de Mache
et Truffes (veal sweetbreads, mache salad and truffles). Masson is best known for his role at the family-owned French restaurant La Grenouille. Delouvrier, renowned for his cuisine at fine restaurants in Paris and in such Manhattan eateries as Lespinasse and La Mangeoire, offers a French menu accented by flavors from Morocco and elsewhere in the Mediterranean. A five-star boutique hotel privately owned by the Chartouni family, The Lowell is the brainchild of Dina DeLuca Chartouni, a city-born and -raised woman, who wanted to create a haven, but one that would make a major statement. She called on Smith and Mark Pinney, the Londonbased architect for the Armani and Burberry stores, to help her realize her vision, which most recently guided a two-year renovation of the hotel’s public spaces. And, ah, those spaces. The design’s centerpiece was put in place with the long-awaited opening of Majorelle. The restaurant is framed by marble columns and features a custom-patterned grey and ivory marble floor, vaulted wood arched ceilings, and deep blue silk velvet on the chairs and banquettes. And there’s a retractable roof over the adjacent terrace that makes indoor/ outdoor dining possible year-round. (It’s also the place to be to enjoy Masson’s passion for floral artistry, including exotic plants and fountains!) Connected to Majorelle is Jacques, an intimate bar with French oak wood paneling, an antiqued mirrored ceiling and a marble bar. Here you’ll imbibe expertly crafted cocktails such as the Bleu de Marjorelle—my favorite—consisting of
Bombay Sapphire Gin, elderflower, cucumber and basil. It’s the perfect guests-only hideaway for entertaining over cocktails and light fare from noon to 4 p.m., when The Club Room opens to the public. That space features a library of art books surrounded by French oak parquet flooring, hand-painted paneling and a wood-burning fireplace. Was indulgence ever so civilized? Staying at The Lowell almost derailed my plan for a city weekend getaway. The hotel is so perfect that I was tempted not to leave at all. But leave—at least for a little while—you must, as there is art to see, music to hear and a great city to experience. Recently opened is The Met Breuer, a satellite space of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the shell of the old Whitney Museum. The Marcel Breuer-designed edifice was acquired to expand The Met’s more contemporary works. And spring is the perfect time for the New York Philharmonic to usher in new talent alongside its repertoire of standbys. New talent too is showcased at The New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival in May. On Broadway there are the thought-provoking new musicals Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away. Or see a revival, say, Allison Janney in Six Degrees of Separation or Kevin Kline in Present Laughter. Of course, don’t forget about fair-weather fun. After strolling Central Park, take to the water on a paddleboat or monkey around in the zoo. If you’re too tired to walk back, just tell the cabby to take you home—to The Lowell. THE LOWELL, 28 EAST 63RD ST. AT MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N.Y. (212.838.1400); LOWELLHOTEL.COM.
Clockwise from top: There’s plenty of room to spread out in a Deluxe Junior Suite complete with a terrace. In the 1,000-square-foot Hollywood Suite, decorated with one-of-a-kind artwork and memorabilia, there are two large seating areas, one with a wood-burning fireplace, and one with a large dining or meeting table. Book the Penthouse Suite for a romantic evening, where you can enjoy views from the 17th floor. Charles Masson, managing director of the hotel’s new restaurant, Majorelle, is a veteran of famed eatery La Grenouille. The gorgeous Garden Suite features two private terraces, one with a fountain, pictured here, and one with a dining area. The entrance to the hotel is on a quiet, tree-lined street off Madison Avenue.
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THE GARMANY EXPERIENCE
Where Aficionados Shop for Clothing
armany, the men’s and women’s clothing store in Red Bank is a revelation to first-time visitors. The place is luxurious and large—about 40,000 square feet—like a fine department store, but the feeling is intimate and clubby, like a collection of boutiques. In the apparel industry, this retail concept is known as “shop-in-shop”: There’s a dedicated room for Isaia menswear, a room for Canali, a room for men’s denim, and on and on. Garmany has a knack for developing loyal customers, some of whom visit regularly from as far away as the West Coast and Bermuda. It doesn’t seem to matter that Red Bank, a Jersey Shore community with a vibrant retail, restaurant and arts scene, is off the beaten path. What’s the draw for these customers? Owner Johnell Garmany explains: “Shopping here is an experience, and the foundation of that experience is the way we treat people. Garmany is a family-owned, family-operated store, and we treat everyone—customers, staff and suppliers—like family. We offer customers warmth and hospitality; expert, personalized style counsel; and world-class designer fashion, some of which isn’t available elsewhere on the East Coast—or the West Coast or Bermuda, for that matter.” Another important part of the Garmany experience is the ambience of the store. Johnell and his late father, Larry Garmany, came up with a plan to engage all five senses of their customers. The experience begins with music, which is always playing not just inside the store, but also in the parking lot and on the sidewalk in front of the store. “We play upbeat tunes, so people
come in happy,” says Johnell. “Sometimes they even come in dancing!” The next sense engaged—again, before the customer even crosses the threshold—is the sense of smell, with a unique scent called Laurentino. “We conceived it as a men’s cologne, and it’s become very popular with women too,” explains Johnell. “One day we spritzed Laurentino in the vestibule to get rid of a musty smell outdoors. Customers walked in asking, ‘What is that wonderful smell?!’ From then on, we made it a signature scent that people associate with entering the store. Now we have customers using Laurentino as we do, both as a personal scent and an ambient scent. Some customers buy Laurentino to spray in their clothes closets at home.” Once inside the store, and already feeling happier and more relaxed, the customer encounters a visual feast. The bright, airy, welllighted architectural space is full of well-dressed mannequins. “That’s so we can show complete looks, and no one will have any trouble visualizing combinations,” says Johnell. There are also racks of shoes, stacks of sweaters, rows of display cases filled with jewelry, sunglasses and other accessories—all artfully arranged and kept meticulously clean. The staff is welcoming and never comes on too strong. “We treat customers not like they’re coming to shop, but like they’re visiting our home,” says Johnell. “What’s the first thing you offer to guests? Something to drink. We offer water, cappuccino, wine, beer, single malt Scotch. On Saturday, we offer bagels with fixings. And we’ll happily order customers lunch
in the store.” That leaves one more sense—the sense of touch. “Some stores give off a do-not-touch vibe,” notes Johnell. “Not us. We want customers to touch the merchandise. After all, dressing is a sensual experience, in that you’re laying fabric or leather next to your skin. We want you to experience the luxurious hand of the materials—whether silk or linen or simply denim—as part of your visit.” Besides delighting the senses, Garmany offers a range of customer amenities—private shopping service; a movie theater for kids; old-fashioned shoe shines; a large, free, private parking lot; 47 private dressing rooms. Why so many dressing rooms? “We have a large store, but we designed it to feel intimate,” explains Johnell. “Each space is like a small boutique, with its own dressing rooms. The customer needs only to walk a few steps to try something on.” A merchant philosopher in the mold of Harry Selfridge and John Wanamaker, Johnell laments the decline of the department-store experience: “I’d say there are three major differences between Garmany and today’s department stores. The first is that we have style consultants, not sales clerks. Department store clerks size you up by how much you may be about to spend, and then treat you—or ignore you—accordingly. At Garmany, everybody is welcome, and browsing is encouraged. If you want help, we’re going to help you; you’re one of the family.” Another major difference is selection of merchandise. “Department stores buy a lot of basic, ‘vanilla’ clothing in grey, navy and black,
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and hope it sells,” notes Johnell. “We do the opposite: Almost everything in our store has been selected with one or more customers in mind. We have more specialty items, more fashion choices, more unique pieces here, because we know our customers.” A third big difference is tailoring. “Department stores do basic alterations, but they’re not attuned to the subtleties of fit,” Johnell continues. “The importance of fit is very underrated! At Garmany, by contrast, we have old-world, inhouse tailors who can do complicated alterations, transforming any garment to fit the customer perfectly.” Flipping the question around, how is shopping at Garmany different than shopping online? “It’s actually like the department store com-
parison: The same major differences apply,” says Johnell. “Shopping online, you don’t benefit from style consultants, unique selection gathered in one place or personal tailoring. There’s a big difference between trying on a whole look in person and buying online, sight unseen, the individual items that make up a look.” Point taken. But isn’t shopping online at least more convenient? “If you’re buying socks and you know just what you want, then maybe so,” he continues. “But online, you can’t try on clothes and know you really like the merchandise and have the right size. Factor in the need to go to a tailor for alterations, and the convenience advantage goes out the window. It’s a phantom savings. Not only will you look better when you shop at our store,
but I guarantee you’ll find it less stressful and more convenient in the end.” Taking stress out of the shopping experience is, in part, the role of Garmany’s style consultants. They do it by virtue of their training and their attitude. Says Johnell, “Our staff has a knowledge of sartorial heritage and tradition, they understand the intricacies of fit, and they’re passionate about fashion and style. More than that, we have a sense of responsibility to the customer. We’ll never let someone buy a garment that we don’t think looks good on him or her. By the same token, when we know for sure that the customer is going to get compliments on a piece—when the customer really looks fantastic—we’re going to say, ‘Hey, you need to get this!’ “We have a very high trust factor in our customer
Clockwise from top left: At 40,000 square feet, Garmany is similar in size to a large department store, but inside there is an intimate vibe of a collection of boutiques; Johnell and the late Larry Garmany believe the foundation of the Garmany experience is the hospitality and warmth offered to all customers; the store opened in 1989 on Broad Street in Red Bank, where it still stands; Larry Garmany’s philosophy of treating all shoppers, staff and suppliers like family continues today.
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THE GARMANY EXPERIENCE
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Johnell Garmany recalls the cosmopolitan style of his father, Larry, and the origins of their clothing store.
relationships. And the relationships grow in depth over time. Really, we regard a lot of our clientele more as friends than customers, and the feeling is mutual. So when we advise a customer to push the style envelope a bit with a particular look, we do that from a standpoint of personal regard as well as expertise. Invariably the customer is happy with the result.” Garmany carries some of the world’s best-known luxury brands—and also some obscure brands not available for hundreds of miles around. How does an independent retailer discover sources of the best merchandise? “We travel a lot,” answers Johnell. “We attend the major seasonal fashion markets, such as Pitti Uomo in Florence. And we leverage our relationships in the industry to find artisanal producers and emerging designers. For example, we manufacture Garmany socks and underwear in Peru, close to the fabric sources.” A heightened appreciation of craftsmanship is just one way in which the Garmany customer has evolved in recent years. “People are less interested in brand labels today and more interested in discernible value, as reflected in authentic craft, luxury materials and quality construction,” Johnell explains. He ticks off other notable trends: “Rules have been relaxed, leading to the rise of ‘high-low’ pairings, such as dressy sneakers worn with tailored trousers or a tailored cashmere sportcoat worn with jeans. Customers are more confident and individualistic in what they wear. For example, guys who wore only black or brown dress shoes five years ago are now trying blue, green and even red
shoes. Men are much more attuned to cut and fit—the silhouette of a jacket, the taper of a pants leg. They’re more likely to have tailored clothing made-to-measure. And men are more likely to be collectors of what they like—jeans, shoes, cuff links, belts. Customers are more devoted to physical fitness, and as a result, they’re more interested in athletic wear—and in the way all their clothes fit.” How has Garmany responded to these trends? Says Johnell, “Today we stock more denim, sportswear and casual accessories, including a full range of athletic wear for women. We offer more merchandise at accessible price points, so we can satisfy truly any customer, of any age, who’s interested in looking good. Our range of made-to-measure lines has grown. We’re presenting some new, more youthful designers. In short, the taste level remains a constant, but our range of merchandise has expanded. Our style consultants have a more important role than ever, because we’re not just selling suits and separates; our customers are interested in creating complete, pulled-together looks.” Looking beyond the merchandise, it’s apparent that the Garmany experience itself is evolving. The store is offering more events that go beyond fashion, such as a recent Balvenie Scotch tasting. Adds Johnell, “We’re also doing more to extend our relationships beyond the customer and into the community. For example, we’re increasingly active with humanitarian causes that have local roots, such as the new Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Red Bank. If something is important to our customers, then it’s important to us.”
Johnell, your father was born in Cuba before the revolution. How did he come to the U.S.? After Castro overthrew Batista in 1959, my grandfather was one of the few who wasn’t pro-revolution. Not only was my grandfather against Communism, he hated Castro’s methods. He knew that his son Larry would be drafted into the military when he turned 13, so when Larry was 12, my grandfather resolved to get out of the country. They escaped by fishing boat. On board were my grandfather, my father, my aunt and a cousin along with the boat crew. They took a risk—in those days, if you were caught escaping, you were shot on the spot. Freedom lay only 90 miles away, but it took a long time to get there. The fishing boat became stranded on a tiny island off the Florida Keys, and the family lived for days on rice pudding that they’d brought with them. Eventually they hailed a passing British Navy destroyer and were rescued. The rescue made all the newspapers. Did the family land in Miami? Initially, yes, and then they moved to Brooklyn. That’s where Larry learned to speak English, attended high school and got his start in business. He wasn’t the best student, but he always had a phenomenal work ethic. He had jobs as a librarian and a gas station attendant. In fact, he was part owner of a gas station before he turned 20. How did Larry get into the fashion business? After saving and borrowing $10,000 to invest, he partnered with his best friend’s father to open a clothing store. This was in the early 1970s, when Larry was in his early 20s. Even at that young age, Larry had great sartorial style. He sold fashions from Italy and France, which were novel in America at the time, and everything just really took off. The store was successful from the start, and soon there were several stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Larry made a big bet on Red Bank, opening a store here in 1989 when the town had seen better days economically and was jokingly known as Dead Bank. Today Red Bank regularly shows up on lists of the best towns in America for quality of life. So was it a brilliant decision to move here, or did Larry get lucky? Maybe a bit of both! After the family moved from Brooklyn to New Jersey, people here used to comment on how Larry dressed. They’d say, “You have to open a store here! There’s nothing like your style in New Jersey!” So he opened a store, and we didn’t sell a single thing for the first 13 days! But Larry was undaunted. He always considered 13 to be his lucky number because he was born on the 13th. People predicted we’d be out of business in six months, but other stores fell by the wayside and we flourished. We gave customers what they wanted and treated them like VIPs. That’s our formula for success to this day.
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Just as our designers take great pride in the clothing that bears their name, we are extremely proud of the amenities and services that make shopping at Garmany a pleasure. Our philosophy is that first-class customers deserve first-class care from the moment they walk through our doors. We aim to transcend the traditional retail customer relationship, creating instead a bond that exceeds expectations. Please take advantage of any and all of the services described here as part of your Garmany experience. Visit Garmany at 121 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ, or call us at 732.576.8500.
PRIVATE SHOPPING SERVICE You don’t have to be an A-list celebrity to get the red-carpet treatment at Garmany. Our private shopping service will enable you to sample your favorite designer collections at leisure with a knowledgeable member of our staff.
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.
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After choosing the perfect present, our complimentary gift wrap makes your Garmany gift extra special. For birthdays, holidays or milestone events, any day is a good day to take advantage of our professionally prepared gift presentations.
We’re just as pet friendly as we are kid friendly. A pet is a member of the family, and we want to make all your family members feel at home.
MOVIE THEATER We encourage you to bring the younger set to Garmany, and we attend to them as we would any other family members. Our secondfloor movie theater is a particular hit with kids. With our theater seating, a massive screen, high-def picture and awesome sound system, your kids can enjoy a variety of titles from our film library or bring along a favorite DVD of their own.
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SHOPPING BY APPOINTMENT
While most stores dread discussing their return policy, we can sum up ours in three words: No questions asked. All we do request is that you bring your purchase back within 31 days.
If our store hours don’t fit your schedule, call us. If you’re a morning person who finds 7 a.m. the ideal time for your Garmany Experience, we will arrange to be here. Does the commute put you on the platform at 9 p.m.? No problem. Shopping by appointment allows us to give you the personal attention and shopping time you need, when your schedule permits.
GARMANY GIFT CARDS: A FLATTERING FIT
As talented as a local tailor may be, he can only provide the limited patterns and materials on hand. At Garmany, our Made-to-Measure service takes advantage of the relationships we have established with Italian manufacturers to deliver a suit that is smart and sexy—and a good value—in as little as one week. You won’t find a better shortterm plan to look your best.
BRITISH INVASION McLaren cars.mclaren.com VENICE BY TWILIGHT Harry’s Bar harrysbarvenezia.com Al Prosecco alprosecco.com Osteria al Squero osteriaalsquero.word press.com Belmond Hotel Cipriani belmond.com
OLDFASHIONED SHOESHINE Garmany is one of the few places left where you can still get a meticulous hand shine. In just a few minutes, we’ll have your shoes looking lustrous, and you’ll feel ready to take on the world.
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.
PEDAL PUSHER Motoped 844.459.8881, motoped.com NATIVE TONGUE Sweet Home Cafe nmaahc.si.edu Eloisa eloisasantafe.com Kai Restaurant wildhorsepassresort. com/kai
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BARHOPPING EUROPE The Connaught Bar
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.
GOING SOUTH Boschendal +27 21 870 4200 boschendal.com Botanica Wines +27 21 865 2313 botanicawines.com Creation Wines +27 28 212 1107 creationwines.com Stellar Winery +27 27 216 1310 stellarorganics.com SPRINGTIME IN NEW YORK The Lowell 212.838.1400, lowellhotel.com
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Our on-site tailor shop is at your disposal for alterations to your Garmany purchases. We provide same-day service as a rule and can usually handle minor alterations while you wait. The same goes for emergency repairs and routine wardrobe maintenance, such as tightening loose buttons: Bring the garment in, and we’ll fix that button on the spot.
LINKED IN IN IRELAND Old Head Golf Links +353 21 477 8444, oldhead.com
+44 20 7314 3419, the-connaught.co.uk Dry Martini and Speakeasy +34 932 175 072 drymartiniorg.com Harry’s New York Bar +33 1 42 61 71 14 harrysbar.fr Prinzipal Kreuzberg +49 30 61627326 prinzipal-kreuzberg. com Jerry Thomas Speakeasy +39 06 9684 5937 thejerrythomaspro ject.it
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A central part of the Garmany Experience is superlative service in a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to browse in private, you’re more than welcome. When you need expert, individual attention, you’ll get it— instantly and for as long as you want. Our knowledgeable staff is well versed in all of the brands we carry, the trends of the season and how to fit every body type. They stand ready to advise you on all matters of wardrobe and accessories.
All brands and products featured in this issue are available at Garmany unless otherwise noted. Sources of those other brands and products are listed below.
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A Garmany Gift Card guarantees your gift will be the perfect style, size and color. Purchase a gift card in the store or online in any denomination you choose for a remembrance that will dazzle any lucky recipient.
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Make The Cut
CLASSIC: What is the undercut? Longer on top and buzzed on the sides is the long and short of it. This classic cut is all about contrast and gives the wearer a unique, refined look that’s on trend. There are myriad variations, but the classic undercut is usually parted or slicked back, like the greasers of the 1950s. Longer hair will give you more volume, making it feel a bit like a pompadour. Use pomade, gel or wax to style. (Pomade will give slicked back ’dos a glossy shine.)
These four takes on the undercut range from conservative to free-spirited.
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LAYERED: For a messier, deconstructed look, have your stylist add layers to longer hair on top, then brush it forward, creating a touseled style that makes you look cool and relaxed. A bonus? The layers will add fullness and depth to your hair, visually amping up your locks. To style, use a matte product so hair doesn’t get too clumpy or wet looking.
LONG: Like the look of long hair, but don’t want to appear unkept or like you played in an ’80s hair band? Try a long-hair undercut. The combination of short sides and long on top is eye-catching and modern, allowing you to express your wild side while still getting the job done. Ask your stylist to take a bit of weight out of your hair when cutting to keep things flowing.
TOP KNOT: Another great way to style an undercut with more length on top? Pull it back into a top knot (or man bun). The top knot has been hot for a few years now, but showing off your undercut while the rest of your hair is up will wow in a whole new way. Don’t stress about styling. Just gather hair, twist a bit and tie. The messier the man bun, the cooler it looks. Just remember to keep the sides short.
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