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FEATURES Lambo’s Lightning | 34 The Italian automaker leaps into the hybrid vehicle race with the super-fast Sián.

Taking the fall | 46 It’s been a tough year because of the pandemic, so you deserve to treat yourself to Garmany’s best—whether you’re a guy searching for a new look or just refreshing your wardrobe with the season’s latest styles.

Nature Calling | 58 Award-winning photographer David Muench gives us unique perspectives of U.S. national parks and the globe’s most brilliant panoramas.

Kitchen Confidential | 64 Could your home’s busiest room use a new look? Here are four ways to go.

Falling for you

Show off your personality and embrace the effortless elegance of the season’s chicest and hottest styles.

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DEPARTMENTS Memo | 8 You can always count on Garmany, even during these uncertain times.

Garmany Guide | 10 Christian Louboutin shoes...A.L.C.’s celebrity style...Nicole Benisti coats...Count Basie happenings...and more!

the techie | 12 These high-tech toys are not necessities, but need-schmeed—we want ’em!

Women’s Shoes | 18 The return to normal won’t be easy, but finding the best footwear is a breeze— Garmany has all your favorite brands. THE MUSE

Scarlett Johansson | 24 The world’s highest-paid actress proves there’s nothing wrong with burning ambition if you’ve got a fiery talent to match.

men’s shoes | 37 Because you can’t always hide behind Zoom meetings, step up your footwear game with brands that will make a lasting impression. THE LEADING MAN

Grape | 68 Why not make dinner special by choosing a wine to match each course? A renowned sommelier-turned-wine-director suggests a trio of apt varietals..

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Outerwear | 74 Staying warm isn’t the only name of the game this season—you want to look your best too. You’ll accomplish both when you wear the season’s best toppers. After all, we won’t be cooped up indoors forever!

fitness | 84 With “smart” technology, you needn’t be Rocky to develop a home workout routine that packs a punch.

Pursuits | 86 Volkswagen hopes its Aqua will take “off-roading” literally to the next level.

spirits | 88 Give your classic cocktail a crafty spin by adding CBD—an instant shot of relaxation.

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Grooming | 92 Face the facts: You have to take care of the skin between your forehead and chin!

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sneak peek While you go through this issue and t’s been a memorable year—for better browse our store, you’ll of course see the or worse—for just about everyone. And new collections from some of fashion’s as the holidays approach and the desire to familiar and most trusted names. The men’s spend more time with loved ones increases, department features elegant sportcoats in it’s our hope at Garmany that all our family modern silhouettes from brands like Brunello and friends are bound for joyous days and a Cucinelli, Boglioli, Kiton and Ravazzolo. Our healthy and prosperous 2021. outerwear selection—most important for our We’re committed to doing our part Get the boot! p. 44 frigid winters—has stunning coats and jackets of making every day, not just the festive by Belstaff, Corneliani, Canada Goose, Herno, Loro Piana occasions of December, filled with merry and happiness. As a and Moose Knuckles, among other top designers. And you member of the community, it’s our responsibility to be certain can’t forget the little details: Accessories by Loro Piana, Paul that you not only look good, but feel good as well. With that in mind, we—like everyone else—faced extraordinary challenges Smith and Jonas Studios will give any outfit an elegant final touch. (A scarf or bracelet can make a great stocking stuffer and continued to pursue the finest clothing and the most too!) Though trips to the office and evenings spent at galas cutting-edge designers in the world. In other words, you don’t have decreased, there’s always a need to keep wardrobes have to travel into New York City or click endlessly online to fresh and up-to-date. find quality garments because Garmany has done it for you— In addition to the curated collections, we also have filled and we’re proud and excited to offer the fashions you love right the pages of this magazine with articles we know will here in our store. get you into the holiday spirit. For instance, learn about For instance, we welcome Christian Louboutin and his Lamborghini’s latest effort to make the world a better place as trademark red-soled shoes just in time for the holidays. The it rolls out a hybrid super car (page 34), take a virtual tour of fab footwear is the preferred brand of celebrities like Beyoncé, America’s national parks through the eyes of award-winning Rihanna, Ryan Gossling and Rami Malek, but at Garmany, photographer David Muench (page 58) or take advice from a our customers are like Hollywood royalty, and we believe renowned sommelier on the best wines to pair with the meals you deserve the very best shoes too. Also new to our store are you’re crafting at home (page 68). Of course, there’s a whole lot great brands for all the leading ladies out there: A.L.C., Alexis, more to make you feel your best, and we invite you to look for L’Agence, Nicole Benisti and Zimmermann. We’re excited to yourselves in the comfort and safety of our store. have them because each has a unique and sophisticated style, We wish you and yours a happy holiday season and just like all of our clients. You’ll see some of that elegance as you wonderful new year. We can’t wait to see you again soon! flip through the pages of the Garmany digital holiday magazine.

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BASIE BACK ON THE MARQUEE

As movie theaters began reopening in early fall, Red Bank rolled out the red carpet for Count Basie, whose name is now affixed to the old Bow Tie Cinemas on White Street. Now known as the Basie Center Cinemas, the facility features two movie theaters with 51- and 33-person seating, respectively. Of course, social distancing, mask requirements, maximum capacities and other state mandates will be enforced. According to the Count Basie Center for the Arts, the takeover of the Bow Tie theater was planned for April, but the announcement was put on hold because of the widespread shutdown. Events at the Count Basie Center for the Arts’ Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre for the remainder of the year have been canceled, but a new slate of shows is tentatively on tap for 2021. Visit thebasie.org for tickets and more information. Here are some highlights of next year’s schedule: Jan. 16: The Elvis Birthday Bash Feb. 12: Howie Mandel March 14: Kevin James March 19: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs Star Wars: The Force Awakens March 31: The Beach Boys

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We know which drink the ultimate action hero fancied: A martini shaken, not stirred, was James Bond’s cocktail of choice. But make no mistake, some of the lovable crooks drank well too. Enthused by the social lives of both fictional and real-life bad dudes like Tony Soprano and Al Capone, award-winning mixologist Vincent Pollard penned Behind Bars: High Class Cocktails Inspired By Lowlife Gangsters (Prestel, $14.95). This book takes a fantastical look at what went down and what might’ve been ordered in those Prohibition-era speakeasies and secret password night clubs. Pollard uses those ideas to concoct cocktails named for a sinister character: the Bonnie Parker, the Mia Wallace, the Vito Corleone and more. Recipes for each drink are accompanied by an illustration from comic book artist Shawn McManus. The piece is so boozy and fun, it’s almost criminal.

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The pandemic didn’t give us many reasons to leave our homes in 2020, but now’s the time to visit Garmany and see the new designers who have made their way to the store this year. We’re excited to safely show you the new collections, including these three in the women’s department: Given that she spent her early years as a stylist for Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gwen Stefani, among other notable leading ladies, it’s hard to imagine that designer Andrea Liberman’s career is getting bigger. Her ready-to-wear line, A.L.C., is one of the hottest in the industry. Known for bold prints, chic dresses and modern tailoring, the pieces are for women who want to look and feel their best— whether they’re meeting friends for dinner or dressing up for a virtual fundraiser. Cozying up in your favorite athleisure gear is fine when you’re quarantining at home, but you’ll need something warm and sleek when you venture outdoors this season. A new statement coat or jacket from Nicole Benisti is exactly what you need: The Canadian brand combines practicality with style to create a memorable look. Think fur-lined bombers, shearling zipped coats, slim silhouette puffers— and everything in between. The “sophisticated femininity” of Zimmermann’s collection of colorful and printed pieces (shown) are perfect when you need an escape—or when you simply want to brighten your wardrobe. The Australian designer, launched by sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, accomplishes both thanks to the comfort, breathability and a relaxed fit of its dresses, blouses and swimwear. In the dead of winter, those are things we’re all thinking about right now.

Not since Dorothy and her ruby slippers has a pair of women’s red shoes been so desired, and luckily you don’t have to travel to Oz for them: Garmany has them in stock. Of course, we’re talking about Christian Louboutin, the French footwear designer whose shoes and signature red-lacquered soles have been coveted and worn by A-listers like Beyoncé, Rihanna and Selena Gomez. Celebs might prefer versions embellished with Swarovski crystals, which might be your taste too, but you also can rock the brand’s understated yet equally elegant boots, pumps, flats and even sneakers. Each is crafted from the finest leather and calfskin with the highest attention to detail, from precise stitching to placement of rhinestones or other exotic materials. That’s a step up from Dorothy’s slippers. See your Garmany associate to try on your next pair of Christian Louboutin shoes.


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LET’S CLEAR THE AIR Take a deep breath. The first step toward relaxation is easy, but you’ll feel even better if the air is clean. The Dyson HP04 automatically senses and captures 99 percent of allergens, smoke, pollen, mold spores, pet dander and more—then projects purified air to a space as large as 800 square feet. It features thermostatic controls and is Alexa enabled, meaning you can heat or cool a space hands-free. That’ll make you breathe easy. $600

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IT GETS DOWN, NOT DIRTY The Jetsons had the luxury of do-it-all Rosie, but until that day comes, we can rely on iRobot’s Roomba S9 to keep things clean. The most powerful robot vacuum lifts, loosens and eliminates dirt, allergens, pet hair and other debris from all surfaces, and its advanced mapping technology allows it to navigate and reach all nooks and crannies. And there’s no immediate fuss to clean it—this Roomba can empty itself for up to 60 days. $1,099

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A SOUND SLEEP It’s been a tough year, but don’t lose sleep over it. Sound Oasis has your cure for sleepless nights: Its sound therapy system and Bluetooth speaker are preloaded with nearly two dozen soothing sounds from nature to help you relax. You also can sync it to your smartphone and computer, or perhaps download the company’s app for a seemingly endless playlist of white noise, tinnitus therapy, baby sleep sounds and more. One downside: Eventually, you’ll have to wake up. $60

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These high-tech toys may not be true necessities, but need-schmeed—we want ’em!

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CLEAN CALLING You wouldn’t dare scrub your phone with soap and hot water for 20 seconds, but you can disinfect it safely. The PhoneSoap 3 UV sanitizer uses ultraviolet light technology—no liquid, heat or chemicals—to kill 99 percent of the bacteria and germs, including cold and flu viruses. Just place your phone into the device (the largest smartphones with cases can fit), and within minutes it’ll let you know when the coast is clear. $80

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FULL STEAM AHEAD Your go-to dry cleaner presses your shirts and trousers to perfection, but he/she can’t follow you everywhere. In a pinch, the Conair GS38 Turbo Extreme Steam fabric steamer can be the next best thing. The lightweight handheld device packs a powerful punch, delivering a stream of steam that’s almost on par with commercialgrade machines. That means it quickly eliminates wrinkles, freshens clothing and even kills germs that might sneak onto your garments. $60

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THRIVE UNDER PRESSURE We all know the impact barometric pressure can have (pesky migraines), but unbalanced static pressure can create a different kind of headache—it leads to noisy HVAC systems, hot and cold spots, equipment failure and more. Even in the harshest climates, Air Monitor’s S.O.A.P. (static outdoor air pressure sensor) can sense static pressure within 1 percent of the actual value while giving you instant readings so you know if everything’s A-OK at your home or business. Contact Air Monitor for pricing.



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THE MUSE

Scarlett’s Fever

The world’s highest-paid actress proves there’s nothing wrong with burning ambition if you’ve got a fiery talent to match. By Haley Longman

Stardom, supposedly, takes some people by surprise. “Oh my,” they say, in effect, “I had no idea.” But Scarlett Johansson had ideas aplenty. As a child, the Greenwich Village-bred actress reportedly taught herself to cry on cue while looking in the mirror, aspiring to be like Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis. At seven she was jealous when a talent agent signed her brother instead of her, but she persevered. At eight she had just two lines in the Off-Broadway play Sophistry with Ethan Hawke. She began studying at the Professional Children’s School and made her film debut playing John Ritter’s daughter in the 1994 comedy North. When she played one of the title roles in the 1996 comedydrama Manny & Lo, a critic predicted great things “if she can get through puberty with that (peaceful) aura undisturbed.” Johansson turned 36 this November—well past puberty—and since 2018 she’s been the highest-paid actress on the planet. Yeah, she’s peaceful. And determined. If you’ve watched any of Johansson’s hundreds of press interviews, you know the gal can hold her own. She’s developed a reputation for standing up to reporters who ask inane questions about her sex appeal, her costumes, her diet, etc., when she figures if she were a male star they’d ask about— you know—the work. In 2001

her work included a teenage co-lead in the quirky film Ghost World, and when that was followed in 2003 by Lost in Translation and Girl with the Pearl Earring, ScarJo had made the transition to adult roles. As these films brought her first major award nominations, they also opened up the fashion door. Between 2004 and 2009, starlet Scarlett was tapped as the brand ambassador and/or spokesmodel for Mango, L’Oreal, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton, sometimes all at the same time. She was also the first-ever celebrity ambassador for Moët & Chandon, a champagne consumed at parties and awards shows by the rich and famous. Soon Johansson was in high demand for a slew of coveted roles, starring in three Woody Allen films— Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona; the rom-com He’s Just Not That Into You; and the sci-fi romance flick Her, Spike Jonze’s solo screenwriting debut. In 2010 she achieved a lifelong dream by performing on Broadway—in a revival of A View from the Bridge, for which she won a Tony. The actress’s most lucrative role? That would be the butt-kicking assassin Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in the Marvel franchise— Avengers: Endgame, released in 2019, became the highest-grossing film of all time. And of course the skin-tight catsuit Johansson’s character wears has inspired some of those press questions she doesn’t like. In an infamous junket interview for 2012’s Avengers, she called out a male reporter for asking if she wore undergarments under her costume. Ever since, she’s basically adopted the MO of giv-

ing sexist questions sassy responses. “I love my male audience...but I have to say that it’s more flattering to me when I have girls that look up to me and go, ‘Oh, I love that movie,” she’s said. “We want the approval of other girls. Guys think that we dress for them, but it’s so not true. We actually just do it for girls.” Most girls we know would give her style an A+. ScarJo’s look is perhaps most often associated with the old Hollywood glamour aesthetic, but her sartorial choices are as varied as her movies: she looks effortless in structured dresses, elegant in feminine, form-fitting gowns and cocktail dresses, sophisticated in an androgynous tailored suit. Her favorite designers include Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood and, of course, the Italian powerhouse duo Dolce & Gabbana. Johansson’s hair is ever-changing too; she wears it long or pixie-cut, blonde, brown or red as her roles change on-screen and as her personal style evolves in real life. Scarlett Johansson is a Dane as well as an American, a singer as well as an actress and a mom (to daughter Rose Dorothy, a child from her marriage to French advertising exec Romain Dauriac) as well as the fiancée of Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost of “Weekend Update” fame. And in 2019 she became one of a dozen performers in history to be nominated for two Oscars the same year: Best Supporting Actress for JoJo Rabbit and Best Actress for Marriage Story. Those statuettes went to others, true, but this star’s fever to achieve will undoubtedly continue to heat up the screen.

Scarlett Johansson has a resume many actresses would only dream of: two Academy Award nominations, endorsement deals with fashion houses and beauty lines and the title of the highest-paid actress in the business thanks to her role as Black Widow in the Avengers franchise.

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LAMBO’S LIGHTNING

The Italian automaker leaps into the hybrid vehicle race with the super-fast Sián. By Darius Amos

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Just when its flagship Aventador SVJ grabbed headlines for clocking a blistering 0-to-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds, Lamborghini went back to the drawing board. You wouldn’t expect the legendary Italian automaker to rest on its laurels, would you? For their latest showstopper, engineers packed the Aventador with hybrid technology and branded it the Sián (a word from the Bolognese dialect that means “a flash of lightning”). The result is a $3.7 million coupe that pairs a V12 gas engine with a 48-volt electric motor to create a total output of 819 horsepower and a top speed of 217 mph. While most hybrids use traditional batteries to store energy for later use, Lamborghini outfitted the Sián with a supercapacitor, which is lighter and saves and discharges energy at a better rate than a battery. A supercapacitor doesn’t have the same range as the batteries used in other electric vehicles such as the Tesla Model S or the Porsche Taycan, but we know Lambos are built more for the sprint, not the marathon. If you can get your hands on one, the Sián will be available in 2021 as a roadster—the most powerful drop-top ever built. Now, that’s a gift we’d love to unwrap.

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Never shy about wild styling, Lamborghini gave the Sián sharp edges in the front with aggressive, three-point LED running lights.

A mid-mounted V12 gas engine and a 48-volt electric motor work together to generate a total of 819 horsepower, making the Sián the most powerful car the Italian brand has ever built.

Speed demons can soak up the sun in the Sián roadster, which accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. The hardtop coupe is a tad quicker, with a sprint time of 2.8 seconds.

Vents above the wheels and enlarged side air intakes reduce drag and boost the car’s overall speed.


Rear styling lines behind the cabin are a throwback to the Countach, the iconic Lambo from the 1980s.

With six hexagonshaped taillights and dual hex tailpipes, there’s no mistaking this Lamborghini from behind.

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Built with carbon fiber and hybrid technology that incorporates a lightweight supercapacitor instead of a heavy rechargeable battery, the Sián has a power-to-weight ratio better than that of the Aventador SVJ, Lamborghini’s flagship vehicle.

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THE LEADING MAN

Style Knockout

As a big-screen boxer and in his bold fashion choices, actor Michael B. Jordan makes us believers. He’s a Creed with cred. By Haley Longman Moment, Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four and, perhaps most notably, the titular character Adonis “Donnie” Johnson Creed—Apollo Creed’s son— in the two 21st century follow-up films to Rocky, Creed and Creed II. Like his most identifiable character, Jordan’s style packs a punch. He’s known primarily for two very different yet important elements in men’s fashion: dapper formal wear and stylish streetwear. He loves a good black-on-black red carpet moment, a mock-neck shirt under a blazer paired with slim-fit trousers, a doublebreasted suit with a subtle pattern or print. He pairs classic pieces such as tailored shirts or polos with an out-there accessory or pair of shoes, but he isn’t a trend slave—he only follows those that work for him. People can’t forget the 2019 SAG Awards, at which Jordan boldly rocked a lilac and pink Louis Vuitton harness emblazoned with the brand logo over his double-breasted navy suit. Only Timothée Chalamet and Chadwick Boseman beat him to the punch with that divisive male fashion trend. And what good company to keep. Of course, Jordan has more in common with Boseman than their willingness to take fashion risks. They co-starred together in Black Panther, the highest-grossing film of 2018, with Boseman in the title role and Jordan playing the supervillain, Erik Killmonger. By some accounts, Jordan stole the show. The role took an emotional toll; he admitted to seeing a therapist after filming due to the intense method acting required. But Black Panther was a career game-changer for Jordan. By the following year, Coach tapped the then 32-year-old to be the first-ever brand ambassador and spokesmodel for Coach Men’s. He made

his debut in its spring 2019 campaign, and even worked with the Coach creative team to design his look for that year’s Met Gala; an all-black satin-and-sequin tuxedo, the jacket worn down to the knee for extra drama. Jordan still works with Coach, collaborating with creative director Stuart Vever on gender-neutral capsule collections sold both in-store and online. What else helped him snag his Coach gig, undoubtedly, is that Jordan has lots of street cred when it comes to streetwear. The guy knows how to rock a bomber jacket, cinched just perfectly to highlight the bulk up top, with slim-cut black jeans and Chelsea boots or high-top sneakers. He has a collection of graphic knit sweaters that most young males wouldn’t dare attempt (though his ring-ready upper body doesn’t hurt here). And his statement outerwear makes us wish it were cold year-round; the dude perfectly combines plaids with checks, neutral colors with bright ones, denim with denim. Next up for this millennial powerhouse? Off the heels of his 2019 role as Harvard lawyer Bryan Stevenson in Just Mercy, he’ll star in the action thriller Without Remorse, based on the book by Tom Clancy, now set for release in late February 2021. Jordan also has his own production company, Outlier Society, which strives to tell diverse stories through film. But despite his budding résumé, Jordan isn’t here for the money, the awards or the free clothes. The actor, who still lives at home with his parents in a house he bought in Sherman Oaks, just likes to make movies. “That’s one of the fun parts of becoming an actor,” he has said. “You can become whoever you want to be.” That’s whoever you want to, B.

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To “B” or not to “B?” That is the question when you’re sorting out Michael Jordans. One, the longtime Chicago Bulls star, is arguably the greatest basketball player ever. Another—the one with the middle initial—is a versatile actor of growing renown who has played a football quarterback on TV and a champion boxer in the movies. Indeed, 33-year-old Michael B. Jordan has won plaudits for his performances and rave reviews for his sartorial choices too—and that’s no Bull. “My name is Michael Jordan, so I’m always being compared to a person of greatness,” the actor has said. Greatness? So far, he seems respectful but not cowed. Michael Bakari Jordan was born in Santa Ana, Calif., but spent much of his childhood in Newark, N.J. , where he attended a high school for the arts (and took on the short-lived hobby of street racing, inspired by Fast & Furious). He started out as a model for brands like Toys “R” Us (R.I.P.) before deciding he wanted to give acting a go. His first big break was playing 16-year-old drug dealer Wallace, a minor yet pivotal character on The Wire, which proved his professional prowess from the get. That gig led to a three-year stint on All My Children, as well as additional guest appearances and recurring roles on TV, most notably as a high school quarterback on the NBC drama Friday Night Lights and as a leading character’s love interest on the same network’s Parenthood. By 2013, MBJ was hitting the big screen as the breakout star and male lead in the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station, based on the real-life story of a black man murdered by a white cop at a San Francisco subway stop. He then went on to play Zac Efron’s best friend in That Awkward

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Though some of his images look other worldly, all are out of this world. Award-winning landscape photographer David Muench learned the craft from his father then passed along lessons to his son—but he continues to give each of us unique perspectives of U.S. national parks and the globe’s most brilliant panoramas.

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David Muench often leads photography tours and workshops in Utah’s national parks. The sandstone formations found at Canyonlands, the state’s largest national park, and Arches (pictured) are some of the most photographed subjects during his workshops.

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This page: A crimson sky and snow-capped mountains reflect off the calm waters of this lake in Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park. Opposite page: With firm footing and a solid grasp of his camera, Muench captured the perfect light hitting the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in California’s White Mountains.

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This page: The swirling lines of ancient trees overlooking the Grand Canyon are reminiscent of the winding river that carved Arizona’s famous national park. Opposite page: Muench played hide-and-seek with the sun to demonstrate the use of shadow and light and create this unforgettable forest photograph.

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Could your home’s busiest room use a new look? Here are four ways to go.

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If you’ve been spending more time than usual lately in your kitchen, join the club. With restaurant dining banned or limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of us in recent months have been prepping, consuming and cleaning up three meals a day for our families at home. Naturally we’ve come to consider what we’d change about our kitchens, whether it’s adding more counter space, enhancing natural sunlight or simply making a design upgrade. Whatever it is, kitchen design starts with vision, plenty of which is found in a new book by Barbara Sallick, co-founder of the bath and kitchen products company Waterworks. It’s called The Perfect Kitchen, and it features many breathtaking incarnations of the room we’d all go hungry without. Here are four:


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This term needn’t mean stark or antiseptic. Bold lines and a mix of textures make this kitchen both clean and inviting at once. The rectilinear tiled backsplash adds some personalization and pop.

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A checkerboard floor is a timeless design element that works in almost any room. In this kitchen, it grounds the black-and-white space and contrasts well with the white cabinets and black countertops. Crown moldings, stainless-steel appliances and interesting hardware are smart and sleek accent choices.

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Bricks and boards of brown wood complement each other nicely without looking bare or boring. Above an extra-long bunkhouse table is a pair of brawny, rusty pendants that inject even more farmhouse flair, while the freestanding oven makes a style statement all its own.


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Sleek white cabinets and a center island give a burst of modernity to this kitchen, but the unexpected backsplash, with its lacquered turquoise sheen, conveys oldschool Americana vibes. Strong color accents like this one enliven the space, as do the two round light fixtures.

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Why not make dinner special by choosing a wine to match each course? Here, a renowned sommelierturned-wine-director suggests a trio of apt varietals.

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No law says you can’t get away with serving just one great wine at your next get-together. But maybe, given the vagaries of 2020, it’s your first for a while, and you’d like to step it up. To make the evening truly memorable, you can pair each course of your meal with its own bottle, one chosen to complement its individual flavors. What might such a dinner be like? We asked Andrew Fortgang, co-owner and wine director of critically acclaimed restaurants Le Pigeon and Canard in Portland, Ore., to be our sipping guide. He picked some underappreciated and unexpected varietals to enjoy with each phase of the meal, from appetizer to entrée to dessert.

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CHOCOLATE: When eating something sweet, Fortgang prefers drinking something sweet or savory with it. He loves dark chocolate with Banyuls, a dessert wine with some spice and herbalness from the Roussillon region in Southern France. A nuttier, oak-aged Tawny port is his ideal companion for milk chocolate, while he leans toward an amber-hued Madeira, made with white grapes, for white chocolate treats. BOTTLES TO TRY: Dark chocolate: Domaine de la Casa Blanca Banyuls, $27 Milk chocolate: Ramos Pinto Quinta da Ervamoira 10-Year Tawny, $41 White chocolate: Rare Wine Company Boston Bual Madeira, $60

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When assembling a plate of meat, cheese, fruit and veggies for a crowd, our expert likes to drink a wine from the country that the food on the charcuterie platter comes from: Italy, Spain or France, for example. “It doesn’t mean it’s a better pairing, but I like that connection,” he says. Generally speaking, though, this type of appetizer work best with a dry white wine like the Fino en Rama Sherry. “This is an unfiltered pinot, so it has a little more weight and texture but is still bright and dry,” Fortgang says of the selection. BOTTLE TO TRY: Valdespino Manzanilla en Rama Deliciosa, $15


GRAPE STEAK ENTRÉE: Many of us associate juicy steak with a nice bottle of red, and Fortgang agrees. “With steak, you have to have a wine that either has the tannin or the acidity,” he says. And the type of red you opt for depends on how you serve the main course. If you’re preparing your meat with lots of herbs and veggies, he likes a Cabernet Franc from Bourgueil. “It has weight and structure and depth and herbaceous qualities to mirror what you’re cooking,” he says. A barbecuesaucy steak is great with a Grenache (Garnacha), which has spicy and fruity flavors. BOTTLES TO TRY: Herbed/grilled: Domaine de la Butte Bourgueil (Cabernet Franc), $40 Barbecue flavor: Grenache (Garnacha), La Bruja de Rozas, Comando G, $30

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Staying warm isn’t the only name of the game this season—you want to look your best too. You’ll accomplish both when you wear the season’s best outerwear. After all, we won’t be cooped up indoors forever!


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Think Outside The Boxing With “smart” technology, you needn’t be Rocky to develop a home workout routine that packs a punch.

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AMERICANS HAVE BEEN doing many things at home these days, including exercise. But Tuesday has begun to look an awful lot like Wednesday. If your exercise habit has been KO’d by boredom, remember what used to be called “the gentleman’s sport” (popular with ladies too since the early 1990s). Boxing can pack a wallop as a fitness booster, and you don’t have to climb into an actual ring—or even have an opponent. The benefits of boxing with gloves are plentiful: it’s a two-for-one cardio and strength workout, and the punching, jumping and fancy footwork are calorie blasters. The routine can also sculpt muscles, improve hand-eye coordination and boost one’s mood. (Think about it: could anything release more stress than hammering all of your aggressions into a punching bag?) Models such as Gigi Hadid and Ashley Graham are modern-day fans, and actors Denzel Washington and Sylvester Stallone brought the sport big-screen attention decades ago in The Hurricane and the Rocky series, respectively. But this is 2020, folks. Now the hot pugilistic trend for both men and women is “smart” boxing, in which technology is used to track each strike, to measure every punch. And yes, many of these exercises can be done in your living room—all that’s required is the equipment.

Fightcamp is one of the newest smart home boxing workouts; subscribers get a free-standing punching bag, gloves and hand wraps and—here comes the technological part—little sensors placed inside the wraps that measure punch count and speed. Classes can be viewed via the app on a TV screen, an iPhone or an iPad, and each is divvied up into rounds, the goal being to try and top your punch count with each one. It’s a onetime fee of $1,200 for all the equipment, but just $40 a month for access to more than 200 classes. Even newer to the market is Liteboxer, a fitness startup that debuted in July 2020 as a personal, in-home boxing instructor. Liteboxer is to boxing what Peloton is to biking; its goal is to replicate in your living room a full-body boxing workout that you’d otherwise only get with a trainer in a gym. It’s a compact, 55-inches-tall piece of tech that doesn’t require a bag suspended from the ceiling that must be grounded with water or sand. Instead, the device provides a guided workout with a lighting system (think of the Simon game of yesteryear) and a voiceover and pump-up music via its accompanying app, which can be connected via phone or tablet. Users can choose to do a beginner’s “training camp” workout, take a class taught by boxing trainer Leyon Azubuike, kickboxer Eliza Shirazi or fitness trainer

Emily Collins, or jab to the beat of a song using a patented “rhythm technology.” Liteboxer also offers an option to compete against other subscribers, with your results shown side-by-side so that you can always be on top of your game. The $1,495 price tag covers the Liteboxer, gloves and doorstep delivery, and there’s an additional $29 per month for the subscription. If you just want to engage in casual cardio boxing rather than train to become the next Mike Tyson, there is also some less obtrusive equipment on the market. One popular option is British-based Corner—punch trackers that slide into your hand wraps or the provided wristbands. The cost is more modest too, at $140 for two trackers, two wristbands, a charger and the free app, which displays your stats. (If you go this route, hanging a punching bag is up to you.) Like any new workout routine, smart boxing requires dedication and habitual engagement. Yes, the technology enables users to get instant feedback on the speed and strength of their punches, but it’s recommended that you commit to doing the regimen at least three times a week for optimal results. No matter how often you do the routine or which smart technology you choose, if it’s right for you, this workout can be a champ.


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Air Apparent Volkswagen hopes its Aqua will take “off-roading” literally to the next level. Will it inherit the popularity the Beetle once knew? By Darius Amos Hanna-Barbera was on to something back in the 1960s when it put George Jetson behind the wheel of a futuristic flying car—even if it was only in an animated cartoon. While today’s mainstream market has yet to endorse driving the friendly skies, the day when motorists rise a few inches off the ground for a cruise around town may arrive sooner than you think. German automaker Volkswagen (not BMW or Audi) is working on a hovercraft concept vehicle it calls the Aqua. OK, so vehicles that use air-cushion technology aren’t totally new; various military branches and extreme sports groups already have their hands on them. The versions they use, however, are designed for uber-specific purposes: Armed forces employ them for heavy transport, while single-passenger varieties are found in exclusive Formula One race clubs. It’s only now, though, that the company

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that put the lovable Beetle in garages across the globe is aiming for the everyday driver to own a hovercar. The idea behind the Aqua actually comes not from German engineers but from a 21-year-old Chinese designer, Zhang Yuhan, who conceptualized the car for a Volkswagen competition calling for the next generation of off-roading vehicles. (She aced the “off-road” part of the assignment for sure.) As part of the entry, the floating Aqua was designed to navigate China’s congested city streets, conquer the country’s rocky and mountainous terrain and skim the surfaces of its waterways. While the non-civilian hovercrafts lack any resemblance to a road vehicle, Volkswagen’s modern and clean styling makes the Aqua look like a Passat that’s outfitted with a quartet of Back to the Future-

esque propulsion fans. Those cylindrical fans, powered by an eco-friendly engine (another engine is used to lift the car and keep the rubberized air skirt inflated), give the Aqua its go and help it reach a modest top speed of 62 miles per hour. When not in use, the outermost fans retract into their housing and give the impression that they’re rear wheels. The Aqua’s interior will deviate from the designs found in more familiar VW models. It will feature a telescopic steering wheel with a flexible column, while the gauge clusters are fully digital. Engineers haven’t revealed the type of infotainment or sound systems they’ll install, but we imagine it will have the same futuristic vibe as the rest of the car. As designed, the Aqua currently does not have doors—access to the cabin is gained through a rear hatch similar to the ones found on submarines. Volkswagen has yet to put a projected price tag on the Aqua, and just when it will be available to the public is unknown. That only helps fuel the hype. Sure, we won’t be breaking any speed records, but the novel sensation of taking our ride from the road to the river on a cushion of air may yet make Jetsons of us all.



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Happy Hour’s new smile Give your classic cocktail a crafty spin by adding CBD—an instant shot of relaxation. Whether or not you’re an advocate of the medical merits of marijuana, there’s no debating cannabis’s effects: a relaxed body and a heightened mood, to name a couple. And aren’t our favorite cocktails aiming for a similar lift? With that in mind, mixologists across the country have been experimenting with cannabidiol (CBD) as an ingredient in mixed drinks—you’ll find many of the craft concoctions in taverns from New York to Chicago, from Denver to Houston. CBD is derived from legal hemp plants and is an FDA-approved drug. It’s already widely available in neighborhood pharmacies and grocery stores such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and is used in over-thecounter food, beverages and cosmetics. In the world of spirits, putting CBD in a cocktail is like adding a liquid shot of relaxation—and it’s rumored to cut down on those dreaded hangovers. But there are a few things to remember before you start popping the stuff into your highballs. Like alcohol, CBD can affect people in different ways, so it’s wise to adjust your drinking habits. In other words, if you usually have two martinis after work, it might take just one CBD-infused version to unwind. And speaking of martinis, it’s important to know that regardless if you shake or stir your cocktail, CBD oil will float to the surface of the drink. Using the oil will allow you to smell and taste the CBD, whereas a few drops of tincture (hemp extract mixed with distilled alcohol) will mix seamlessly into your drink.

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CBD margarita

n 1½ oz. brandy n ¾ oz. orange liqueur n ¾ oz. lemon juice n 15 mg. CBD oil n lemon peel, for garnish n ice, for chilling

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Pour tequila, triple sec, CBD oil and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Give it a good shake. Rub the rim of a chilled glass with lime juice and dip it in coarse salt. Strain the cocktail into the glass.


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CBD mint julep

n 1½ oz. gin n 3½ oz. tonic water n ¼ oz. lemon or lime juice n 15 mg CBD tincture n lemon or lime wheel, for garnish n rosemary sprig, for garnish n ice, for serving

n 2½ oz. bourbon n ½ oz. simple syrup n 10 mint leaves plus 1 mint sprig n 1 dropper CBD tincture

n 1 oz. gin n 1 oz. Campari n 1 oz. sweet vermouth n ½ oz. blood orange juice n 15 mg CBD oil or tincture n blood orange, sliced, for garnish n ice, for chilling and serving Stir ingredients in a mixing cup with ice until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh chipped ice. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.

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Face Facts

Take care of that skin between forehead and chin! You may think they’re inevitable, those four woes that bedevil faces: lines, baggy eyes, clogged pores and razor burn. But while you’ll surely look different at 80 than you did at 30 (much more distinguished!), the fact is that you can face up to those villains as surely as you can choose a suit that fits.

DRAW THE LINE ON CREASES. Smiles and raised eyebrows are great nonverbal communicators, but do those horizontal lines across your forehead babble more than you wish to reveal about your age—or your worries? To combat such wrinkles, consider using products that contain retinol, which boosts collagen production and improves skin-cell turnover. If you wish to take it a step further, Botox injections will temporarily paralyze the muscles that contract and cause the wrinkles. That costly option, of course, can cause side effects such as headaches and bruising. To control wrinkles naturally, stay hydrated, limit sun exposure, don’t smoke and maintain a diet high in vitamin C and omega-3s, which reduce the risk of dry skin. De-stressing can also work wonders for those wrinkles— and help bring you peace of mind to boot.

BAG TIRED EYES. The good thing about baggy eyes is that in most cases they’re not cause for medical concern. But let’s face it, those dark circles under your eyes aren’t the most flattering facial feature. If catching up on shuteye doesn’t bring relief, consider taking an antihistamine—helpful in case they’re caused by allergies. Or add a nourishing cream to your care routine. Kiehl’s Age Defender, for example, contains rye seed extract that helps smooth and firm skin, while designer Tom Ford’s line of Research Eye Repair products contain skin-tightening ingredients such as caffeine and hyaluronic acid for hydration.

CLEAR CLOGGED PORES. Buildups of oil, debris and dead skin cells threaten to cause blemishes and ugly blackheads. Fight back with a mild cleanser that contains salicylic and glycolic acids, both of which will clear pores and dissolve dead cells, reducing the need to exfoliate or scrub. Moisturizing your face twice daily is important to keep good cells nourished; just avoid anything heavy such as avocado oil, which can reclog pores. You may also consider using a low-concentration retinol product, which will tighten skin and pores. Of course, consult your doctor or dermatologist before going this route.

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SOOTHE THE BURN. If you’ve been dealing with razor burn since high school, it’s time to change your routine, because unless you have supersensitive skin, those small, irritating red bumps don’t have to be a part of shaving. Avoiding razor burn starts with treating your skin right—and that means cleaning and moisturizing twice daily. If possible, skip astringents and those with alcohol, which will dry out and aggravate skin. Next, upgrade your razor—and that doesn’t mean use the five-blade disposables. Multiple blades may be too strong for sensitive skin, but a sharp, high-quality double-edge safety razor is ideal and requires fewer passes to trim hair. Need more than one stroke for a close shave? Lather up a second time to avoid a dry shave. In fact, a humid room after a hot shower is the ideal shaving environment because the heat and moisture will have opened your pores.

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