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FEATURES Still Lives | 32 Like her renowned husband, fashion photographer Frances McLaughlin-Gill imbued images—posed or not—with a lively feeling of spontaneity.
What You Sea Is What You Get | 48 Who could remain shy while living in this dazzling architectural wonder? It’s perfect for helping a family come out of their shell.
Dinners That Made History | 56 A new volume recalls a few of recent history’s more memorable evening repasts, with hosts and hostesses you’ll recognize.
On the Town | 62 So long, leggings and joggers. The return to normal means the return to fashion that feels and looks good.
What’s in Store for Spring?
After a year of uncertainty, one thing has always been definite: You can count on Garmany for the hottest looks of the season.
ON THE COVER: On him: sweater by Autumn Cashmere, pants by Marco Pescarolo. On her: jacket by Golden Goose, hoodie and shorts by Jonathan Simkhai. Photo by Michael Cogliantry.
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DEPARTMENTS Memo | 10 At Garmany, we’re ready when the world returns to normal.
The Garmany Guide | 13 Try on Drumohr’s regal fit...take a walk with Gianvito Rossi...dine out in Red Bank...and much more!
essentials for women | 24
Spirits | 80 Movies and TV have given us many swaggering characters who prosper on the far side of the law. Now a new book imagines their favorite cocktails.
When a hard day’s done, let this dispenser pour your optimally chilled glass. After all, as an oenophile, it’s smarter than you are.
service directory | 86
essentials for men | 28
Your guide to the Garmany Experience.
Travel | 68 Till you’re prepared to pack your bags and fly, let virtual touring please your eye.
Indulgence | 84
Spring’s must-haves are versatile enough to keep you looking cool all season long.
Celebrate warm weather with brighter, lighter pieces.
Spotlight | 88 Veronica Beard provides easy elegance for every situation—from Zoom meetings and interviews to wine tastings and shopping.
Food | 72
Four U.S. places think they’re tops in meaty magic. Let these barbecue recipes duke it out—which gets your vote?
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A Return to Normal
Garmany 121 BROAD STREET RED BANK, NJ TELEPHONE: 732.576.8500 WWW.GARMANY.COM STORE HOURS MONDAY TO SATURDAY: 9:30 A.M. TO 7 P.M. Editorial Director JOHNELL GARMANY Editor in chief RITA GUARNA creative Director STEPHEN M. VITARBO senior associate Editor DARIUS AMOS lifestyle editor HALEY LONGMAN
art director MICHAEL FORTE Contributing Editors MICHAEL ARDIZZONE, DONNA ROLANDO Contributing Photographers MICHAEL COGLIANTRY, DANIEL SPRINGSTON
sneak peek time you leave behind the athletic gear and After months in quarantine and more than a lounge wear that you donned throughout the year under pandemic restrictions, the return to pandemic. The return to normal means the normal is as anticipated as any given summer return to fashion that looks and feels good, and along the Jersey Shore. It will be a relief, a Garmany is ready to help you take that step. As weight lifted off everyone’s shoulders when you’ll see on the following pages, we’ve upped we’re given the proverbial “all-clear” to resume our game to a new level and are bringing you life as we knew it: long days at the beach or a more from the world’s top designers. relaxing afternoon lunch, longer nights on the Our women’s department is full of town with friends or an intimate dinner with Seeing Red! p. 18 wonderful and chic dresses, skirts, shorts loved ones. At Garmany, we are excited to see and shoes from names you know and love: Christian the light at the end of the tunnel, and we can’t wait to see Louboutin, Zimmermann, A.L.C., Charo Ruiz and the Shore return to its vibrant, lively self. Veronica Beard, to name a few. Ladies, we know you’ll be Whether we’re welcoming customers into our store pleased when you see the collections on our second floor. or joining the revelries in town, being among the Discerning gentlemen will also find the hottest trends community is something we’ll never take for granted, and names in the industry while browsing the floor. and we can’t wait for the hustle and bustle to begin From Paul Smith tees and Crosley shirts to On running again. It starts with the return of the “Broadwalk” sneakers and Christian Louboutin shoes (yes, guys, we pedestrian plaza, where parts of Broad Street and other have them for you too!) to Moorer coats and Gimo’s roads are closed off to traffic. This encourages people to jackets, the best looks are here for you. go out, soak up the warm weather and interact with one You’ll see plenty of these great pieces in this issue, which another—something many of us missed doing over the has a curated collection of other stories that can bring a past year. And nothing brings a town to life like good sense of normalcy during these trying times. For instance, restaurants and taverns, whether they’re in the heart learn about a “smart” wine dispenser that keeps your vino of town or just a stone’s throw away. We know we can chilled at just the right temperature and dishes facts about count on some of our favorites here in Red Bank, such it to you too (page 84), take a virtual tour of some of the as Nicholas Barrel & Roost, or others in the surrounding world’s most iconic destinations (page 68) or follow the area (Beach Tavern in Monmouth Beach and Red Horse steps to create authentic barbecue dishes just like they do in by David Burke in Rumson) for a good meal and a good the ’cue capitals of the U.S. (page 72). time. In this issue of Garmany, we’re happy to offer you Of course, there’s a whole lot more to make you look even more things to do and places to dine this summer— and feel good, and we invite you to see for yourselves in turn to the Guide on page 13 for our suggestions. the comfort and safety of our store. We look forward to As you safely return to eating out, participating in seeing you all soon! activities and celebrating the company of others, it’s JOHNELL GARMANY
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FIT FOR A KING, LITERALLY
The folks in the Scottish Highlands take a loch-sized pride in their wool. And a major source of that pride comes from Drumohr, a family-owned company that has been making exceptional knitwear since 1770. Yes, Drumohr is older than America. The Robertson family crafts their products in the Highlands with two unique qualities: a warmer and more luxurious type of yarn, and the “razor blade” pattern that’s recognized around the world. The brand has become synonymous with style and quality, so much so that among its storied clientele is the British Royal Family. Ask us about Drumohr and be outfitted like a king.
Many sisters grow up being best friends and confidants, but it’s not often they became business partners. That’s the story of Zimmermann, an Australian-based brand started by sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, who began Down Under in 1991 with a line of girly dresses. Their collections today are worn around the globe, including here in New Jersey. Their line of flirty dresses with feminine silhouettes, flattering swimwear, blousy tops and accessories such as sandals and sunglasses are all available at Garmany. Stop by the store and pick up a few new favorites.
SHOES THAT PASS THE GUT TEST
When you’re shopping for shoes, whatever you buy has to pass your checklist: looks and design, material and texture, quality and comfort, and finally, the one with veto power: gut instinct. Now consider Gianvito Rossi’s women’s collection. Since debuting at Milan Fashion Week in ’06, Gianvito Rossi has won over the shoe-lovers of the world. Today, with tons of fans, including many high-profile stylistas like Kate Middleton, Eva Longoria and Demi Lovato, the line can be found here at Garmany. Ask an associate about Gianvito Rossi, and we bet it will check all the boxes on your list.
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THE GARMANY GUIDE “MACHO” IN ITALIAN
Can a clothing line be elegant and masculine at the same time? Can it employ old-school artisans and yet still have cutting-edge styles? The short answer to both is Baldassari, one of Garmany’s favorite lines of knitwear and sportswear this season. Trends change, but the brand’s overall image remains the same—Baldassari personifies a strong and confident man who exudes modern elegance. In short, macho. The look was born in the petri dish of fashion, Milan, specifically the Brera district. It was there, in the 1970s, that Maurizio Baldassari absorbed the industry savvy that would inspire him to start his own line. This spring, look for his collection at Garmany. Try on Baldassari and wear macho.
FIT TO A TEE After a long time away from golf, we’re ready to resume our relationship with the sport that brings as much joy as it does frustration (those darn sand bunkers!). Though you’ll have ups and downs on the course, you can always dress like a winner thanks to Garmany’s golf “department.” To get you started on the right foot, we’re ready to outfit you in top brands like J. Lindeberg, Chervò and G/Fore. Chervò actually started out on the slopes, but added golf to its collections in the early ’90s. Designed and created in Italy, Chervò takes pride in golfwear that makes you look good, but also inspires you to feel confident and comfortable. J. Lindeberg also made a name for itself in the snow, but the U.S. brand’s golf game—pants, shorts, polos in stretch and moisture-wicking fabrics—is just as strong. With influences from parent company Peter Millar, Beverly Hills-based G/ FORE has evolved from colorful gloves to pro-level accessories and apparel. Ask your Garmany associate for advice about our finest golfwear—we promise we can make you look good on the greens. For tips to improve your game… you can ask but we can’t promise anything.
SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR THE PNC BANK ARTS CENTER
The PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel hosts some of the best entertainment and biggest stars on the planet within easy reach of the Jersey Shore. Some acts may be postponed and the State of New Jersey’s guidelines may change, so be sure to call or check the center’s website often for the latest information: banksartscentre.com. June 11: Halsey June 11: Thomas Rhett & Cole Swindell July 3: Steely Dan & Steve Winwood July 7: James Taylor & Jackson Browne July 12: Backstreet Boys July 15: Chicago – The Band July 16: The Black Crowes July 20: Dave Matthews Band July 23: Chris Stapleton July 24: Megadeth & Lamb of God July 27: Matchbox Twenty & The Wallflowers July 28: Disturbed, Staind & Bad Wolves Aug. 2: The Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald Aug. 3: Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick Aug. 7: Kidz Bop Live Aug. 13: Hall and Oates, KT Tunstall & Squeeze Aug. 14: Goo Goo Dolls 2021 Tour Aug. 15: Santana & Earth, Wind and Fire
THE WILD SNEAKER CHASE These days, it seems like we’re always trying to find the perfect sneaker. “Sneakers” have changed their image in recent years, and the Golden Goose brand is a major reason why. They’ve been reinvented from basketball and track shoes into classy and cool footwear that’s suitable for business casual offices and nights on the town. Both men and women can wear Golden Goose all year round, and they’re durable enough to take anything you can throw at them. In your quest for the perfect sneaker, chase a Golden Goose at Garmany; we think you’ll have finally found it.
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WHERE DO YOU WANNA EAT? RUNNING ON CLOUDS
When multiple Ironman winner Olivier Bernhard retired from professional competition, he partnered with two friends and started On in 2010. Their goal was to “change the world of running” and, according to industry observers and about 3 million runners around the world, they’ve succeeded. The On Cloud is the world’s lightest, fully cushioned running shoe. When you slip it on (no need to tie the laces), you will sail through the day without a second of foot fatigue. Run, don’t walk, to Garmany and pick up a pair today. They’re available in a variety of colors to fit all your needs.
A BRAND WITH PERSONALITY
Women’s clothes have a personality of their own, and Rococo Sand is brimming with it. How to describe their collections? Start with fun-loving and free-spirited. Then add a chic, understated glamour that’s refreshing and—there’s that word again—fun. And while Rococo Sand has plenty of personality, it won’t overshadow yours, just enhance it. Find the brand’s latest collection of bohemian-inspired dresses, kimonos, skirts and more at Garmany. Visit us and you just might find the perfect match to your personality.
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Garmany is more than a place where you can pick up an excellent suit. Like a good friend, we want to share our experiences with our customers. And when we come across a good restaurant, we let our friends know. Here are some of our favorites for a good meal and a good (socially distant) time among friends—and as outdoor dining season approaches, they’re the perfect place. • Charlie’s of Bay Head. In short, a picture-perfect experience. Eat, relax and enjoy waterside views of Twilight Lake just off of Bay Head Harbor. With fresh seafood, prime cuts and unforgettable scenery, it’s the ideal way to end a day at the beach—or any day for that matter. 72 Bridge Ave., Bayhead, 732.295.1110; charliesofbayhead.com • Gabriella’s Italian Steakhouse. Upscale but not uptight is a good way to describe this Garmany pick in Red Bank. Gabriella’s is a family place that features premium steaks and classic Italian dishes. The kids’ menu even offers spaghetti and meatballs— you can’t go wrong with that. The outdoor patio is a treat, just like the raw bar. 447 Rte. 35, Red Bank, 732.456.6699; gabriellasnj.com. • The Bistro at Red Bank. Whether you’re catching a show at the nearby Count Basie Theater or just in the mood for a good BYO in the heart of town, stop in at The Bistro at Red Bank. Since serving as the original chef since 1996, George Lyristis has been the creative force behind The Bistro at Red Bank, as well as Greek Eats and TEAK. (You’ll read about them in a minute.) From calamari salad to chicken teriyaki to homemade pastas, the creative menu has been called “American cuisine with an Asian soul.” 14 Broad St., Red Bank, 732.530.5553 • Catch 19. Sure, the food is great: Catch is a market-style place where you can select your cut of fish, then have it cooked and seasoned to your taste. But Catch 19 is more than food, it’s a social
experience. Social togetherness is their foundation. Mixed media art, including paintings by the legendary Peter Max, make Catch 19 unique. Set in downtown Red Bank, their brilliant specialty dishes and entrées make this a complete package. 19 Broad St., Red Bank, 732.268.8543; catch19redbank.com • Char. You have to love a restaurant whose slogan is “Because everybody loves seconds.” Char Steakhouse is a New York-style steakhouse in Red Bank that features only the finest cuts of dry-aged, prime beef, and its fish is delivered fresh daily. The towering windows make the experience unforgettable, and the trendy vibe makes it a place to be. Their best recipe? Great food, atmosphere and hospitality are the key ingredients. Stop by Char and make sure you order seconds. 33 Broad St., Red Bank, 732.450.2427; charsteakhouse.com • Birravino. If you’ve seen the PBS television show Eat! Drink! Italy!, you know Vic Rallo. After you’ve digested a few episodes and have worked up an appetite, thank your stars that one of his restaurants is in Red Bank. Rallo’s mission is to celebrate Italian food and culture, and Birravino is that mission come to life. One of Johnell Garmany’s favorite spots, the eatery sports a menu consisting of smaller portions similar to those found in Italy, and a large selection of wines and beers. On Rallo’s many visits to that country, he’s taken all he’s learned and put it together in Birravino. 183 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, 732. 842.5990; birravino.com • TEAK. From the successful team behind The Bistro at Red Bank comes TEAK, a unique fusion of Asian-American cuisine in downtown Red Bank. True to its blood lines, TEAK offers guests a casual yet high-quality experience. They spin magic from eclectic ingredients and fresh local products for a meal you won’t forget. Try executive chef George Lyristis’ creations and you’ll thank us for the recommendation. 64 Monmouth St., Red Bank, 732.747.5775; teakrestaurant.com
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There’s a fine line between retro and modern styling, and Retrofête walks it perfectly. This New Yorkbased company blends a cool attitude with a retro-esque flair (hence the name, Retrofête). Their line is not made for a quiet evening with Netflix; it’s more like a loud night out and a splashy entrance. Founders Ohad Seroya and Aviad Klin have conjured up the life of disco— mastering sequins, lace and draped silhouettes—without looking dated. Want to bring life to the party? Retrofête is your answer. Head to Garmany’s second floor women’s department to find your Retrofête attire.
A ROUND OF APPLAUSE
We at Garmany want to tip our hats to all the frontline heroes in Red Bank and the surrounding area. Our store has always prided itself on being a partner with the community, and we’ve never been prouder of the healthcare heroes and first responders here. In these times when the consequences of this pandemic are literally life and death, we salute all those who put themselves in the forefront to serve their neighbors. We are eternally grateful!
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The Count Basie Center for the Arts is one of Red Bank’s hometown treasures. Here’s a quick preview of the tentative summer season; call or check the website for the latest schedule as it can change. The Center has expanded, so see the lineups for each venue: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre, Pop-Up Stage, the Vogel and Basie Center Cinemas. 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, 732.842.9000, thebasie.org.
FASHION DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
Don’t be afraid to admit if you became content throwing on loungewear during the course of the pandemic. It might’ve even been your outfit of choice—sweatpants, T-shirts, athleisure wear—as you ventured to the grocery store or picked up a to-go order from your favorite restaurant. We get it: That clothing is comfortable. But the time has come to put the joggers and yoga pants to rest, save the athletic gear for the gym and look beyond the super-relaxed clothing standards of the quarantine. In other words, let’s get back into fashion. As things slowly return to normal, as we head out for more outdoor dining experiences with friends, remember that dressing up and looking good is still your No. 1 option. At Garmany, we’re always ready to help you find the latest styles and refresh your closest.
HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH THEATRE: June 12: Ringo & His All-Starr Band June 18: Train June 25: Happy Together Tour July 10: Maks & Val Live — Featuring Peta & Jenna July 11: Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up July 16-18: Phoenix Productions Presents: The Wedding Singer July 22: Dion July 30: An Evening with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
Aug. 17: One Night of Queen Aug. 21: Steve Hofstetter Aug. 26: Paula Poundstone Aug. 27: An Evening with Three Dog Night Sept. 11: Vic DiBitetto Sept. 24-26: Phoenix Productions Presents: A Chorus Line Sept. 28: Christopher Cross Sept. 29: Masters of Illusion Sept. 30 Tommy Emmanuel, CGP with Andy McKee
ONE MEMORABLE STEP
In a 1980s pop song, Brit Chris DeBurgh serenades a “Lady In Red,” singing the lyrics, “I’ll never forget the way you look tonight.” While we’re not certain, we can only guess that the mystery woman was wearing a pair of red-soled Christian Louboutin shoes. The French footwear designer’s elegant boots, pumps, flats and even sneakers are some of the most coveted in the industry—they’ve been wanted and worn by celebs like Beyoncé and Rihanna. It’s a desire for shoes made from the finest leather and calfskin with the highest attention to detail, from meticulous stitching to precise placement of materials like Swarovski crystals. And, of course, the signature red-lacquered soles. See your Garmany sales associate to try on a shoe you’ll never forget.
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STYLE IN THEIR DNA
Whether you’re talking about fast cars, fine art, design or cinema, there’s an unmistakable artistic flair that’s built into the DNA of all things Italian. In the case of clothing, President’s has it. Founded in Tuscany in 1957, the men’s sportswear brand is definitely tutto Italiano. That tells you the styling is impeccable and designed to outlast any trend. And most of all, its collections look good on everyone. Ask your Garmany style pro to show you President’s line, and you can wear clothing with Italian DNA. Then all you’ll need is a Lamborghini or a Ferrari to go with it. Garmany does not carry those.
SAFE PASSAGE AT GARMANY
While browsing the Garmany website is pretty cool, there’s nothing like an in-person visit. If you’ve been taking every precaution over the past year and haven’t been out often, you might be wondering what we’re doing to provide a safe shopping experience. At Garmany, safety always comes first. We check staff and customer temperatures at our doors, and hand sanitizer and social-distancing reminders are posted throughout the store. Those who aren’t quite ready for face-to-face contact can opt for curbside pickup, set up FaceTime and individual shopping appointments or use our Garmany On the Go service (our mobile style unit). So, as we ease back into normalcy, feel secure in putting Garmany back on your list of overdue shopping stops. Call us at 732.576.8500 or visit garmany.com for more details.
The doors around town are open. To safely welcome back visitors, Red Bank has put together a helpful guide: A Social Distancing Guide for Visitors–Moving Forward, which you can find at VisitRedBank.com. Pent-up demand for getting out and active is at an all-time high. With that in mind, here are some suggestions for safe outings in and near Red Bank. At the time of printing, all people are required to wear masks inside shops, restaurants and other public spaces. All restrictions may be subject to change at any time in accordance with state mandates. in play. Not only have you been feeling cabin fever and needing your Shore fix, but many beach retailers and businesses desperately miss your patronage. • Trap Door Escape Room. Trap Door Escape Rooms are story-driven adventures and quite an experience. Scary? Maybe. But don’t fear COVID: Trap Door Escape Room of Red Bank has a set of precautions in place, including wellness screenings as you enter and other preventative measures to protect their staff and patrons. Try to escape at trapdoorescape.com. • Flow Paddle Yoga. Never heard of paddleboard yoga? Then
maybe now’s the time to try it. They also offer aquatic fitness classes and more launching from Maple Cove in Red Bank. Call 732-823-YOGA (9642) or visit flowpaddleyoga.com. • Riverside Gardens Park. Next to the Navesink River, the park is a great way to get out and about, with plenty of space to spread out. Find out more at RedBankNJ.org • Red Bank Marina. Take to the water in a private motorboat, rowboat or kayak. Visit redbankmarina.org. • Jersey Shore. Blessed with fresh air and plenty of space, the beaches of the Jersey Shore are back.
A.L.C.’S PERFECT FIT
If you haven’t visited us in a while (we know last year was tough), you might’ve missed out on some of the top-notch brands that debuted in our store in 2020. But you’re in luck: You can stop by Garmany and see what those brands are offering this season! We’re excited about A.L.C., designer Andrea Liberman’s line of sophisticated ready-to-wear clothing. The former stylist for A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gwen Stefani, Liberman designs pieces known for bold prints, chic dresses and modern tailoring. Sounds perfect for ladies who wants to look and feel their best—perfect for you!
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Dorothee Schumacher was ahead of her time when she launched her eponymous clothing brand more than 30 years ago. Her clothing then, as it does today, combines femininity and strength for the woman dressing for success as well as on-trend fashion. Think pieces that highlight beautiful proportions, masterful drapery and a feminine aesthetic that translate easily into everyday life. And her collections are characterized by nonchalant elegance with a playful coolness. It’s time you’ve caught up with the latest from Dorothee Schumacher, so ask your Garmany team member to introduce you to her spring/ summer collection.
GARMENTS OF GOLD
No matter your style, you have to admit that the right pair of denim is worth its weight in gold. Well, Garmany has struck gold with Jacob Cohen. Company patriarch Tito Bardelle launched the brand in 1985, and his son, Nicola, has perfected the formula. Made in Italy and designed for discerning men, Jacob Cohen can be counted on for comfortable, high-quality fabrics that are elegant and ontrend. Not only customer-friendly but eco-conscious as well, Jacob Cohen uses natural dyes and eschews harsh chemicals in the coloring and fixing process. That means when you try on a pair of Jacob Cohen jeans, you look good, feel good and are doing good.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
If you’re a big fan of Kiton, you’re going to be really excited when we tell you about Marco Pescarolo. A cousin (though more like a close sibling) to the Paone family, the owners of Kiton, Marco Pescarolo is one of Kiton’s suppliers for jeans and casual pants. But the Naplesbased pantmaker has also had his own line of luxury denim and trousers since 1999. The trousers and five-pocket pants are defined by their slim, flattering fit with an emphasis on comfort. Each pair has a touch of whimsy too—embroidered on every item is the mask of Pulcinella, a mischievous puppet known in Neapolitan theater. Stop by Garmany to try on a pair for yourself and see why they’re one of our favorites this season.
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Say “Fedeli” and high-quality cashmere comes to mind. But at Garmany, we don’t want you to think this fine Italian brand, known widely for its luxury knitwear, is a one-trick pony. In fact, it has a product line that couldn’t be further from cashmere: Fedeli makes one of the best swimsuits on the market. The company opened its first swimsuit boutique in the beach fashion magnet St. Tropez. Check out its new swimwear collection—which includes fun patterns (think hot air balloons and starfish) and bright colors—at Garmany, because now Fedeli can make you look good in the winter…and in the summer.
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ESSENTIALS FOR WOMEN
Complete your look with the season’s hottest shoes, jeans and accessories— all available at Garmany.
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This page, clockwise from top left: sunglasses by Bottega Veneta and Gucci; bags by MZ Wallace; sneakers by Golden Goose; jeans by (from left to right) Rag & Bone, AG, Rag & Bone, L’Agence. Opposite page: shoes by Aquazzura, Christian Louboutin and Gianvito Rossi.
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This page, clockwise from top left: hats by Black Clover; sunglasses by Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent; belts by Dorothee Schumacher; jewelry by Dripping in Gems. Opposite page, shoes by Manolo Blahnik, Gianvito Rossi and Christian Louboutin.
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ESSENTIALS FOR MEN
COLOR ME COOL
Bright hues and playful patterns will add personality—and style— to your warm-weather wardrobe.
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This page, clockwise from top left: swim trunks by Fedeli and Vilebrequin; sweaters by Maurizio Baldassari and Autumn Cashmere; five-pocket pants by Marco Pescarolo; golf shirts by Greyson. Opposite page: button-up shirts by Fedeli.
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ESSENTIALS FOR MEN
BEST FOOT FORWARD
Take a step in the right direction and stock up on shoes with flair and style.
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This page, clockwise from top left: sneakers by Golden Goose; shoes by Santoni; sneakers by Common Projects; sandals by OluKai. Opposite page: sneakers by Common Projects.
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Like her renowned husband, fashion photographer Frances McLaughlin-Gill imbued images—posed or not—with a lively feeling of spontaneity.
Frances McLaughlin-Gill’s thoughtful photographs often had a cinematic vibe, showcasing models adorned in the dainty and glamorous fashions of the mid-century period. Here, her subject poses in a pink cotton lace dress and gloves with just the tiniest hint of a mischievous smile.
Whoever said spouses in the same line of work could never forge a healthy relationship should take note of Leslie Gill and Frances McLaughlin-Gill. During the 1940s and ’50s, in just 10 years as a married couple, they made fashion photography history while surrounding themselves with a circle of famous colleagues and friends. Together they turned their craft into fine art, combining boldness with originality while experimenting with the era’s new technologies. But McLaughlin-Gill was a precedent-shattering talent herself both before and after her marriage. The first female fashion photographer put under contract by Vogue, she lived until 2014, and in her 95 years was a stylist, a teacher (at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts) and a film and TV-commercial producer too. If she’s best remembered for her arresting photographic images on the page, it’s because they—like Gill’s stills—were charged with a new intimacy and sense of play that are still honored and emulated in fashion camera work today.
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This page: Though McLaughlin-Gill captured many posed images, she also thrived on spontaneity. In this image shot for Glamour, the photographer caught model Barbara Mullen in a moment of serenity. Opposite page: McLaughlin-Gill was a perfectionist when she staged photos, ensuring that all details, from the colors of a dress to the positions of models’ hands and props, were to her liking.
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This page: In another iconic photo by McLaughlin-Gill, the models’ poses with their parasols are just as memorable as the dresses the duo wear. Opposite page: Pictures by McLaughlin-Gill frequently appeared on the cover of Vogue. Actress and model Sunny Harnett, shown here, was one of her favorite subjects.
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What’s In store for spring?
AFTER A YEAR OF UNCERTAINTY, ONE THING HAS ALWAYS BEEN DEFINITE: YOU CAN COUNT ON GARMANY FOR THE HOTTEST LOOKS OF THE SEASON. Photography by Michael Cogliantry Photographed on location at Garmany, Red Bank
On him: sportcoat by Ravazzolo, polo by Baldassari, pocket square by Simonnot Godard, pants by PT Torino. On her: dress by Alexis.
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This page: dress by Zimmermann, earrings and necklace by Dripping in Gems. Opposite page: sweater, sweatshirt, pants and sneakers by Brunello Cucinelli, sunglasses by Bottega Veneta, bracelet by Jonas Studio.
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This page: shirt by President’s, shorts by NN07, sunglasses by Gucci. Opposite page: dress by Veronica Beard.
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This page, on her: dress by A.L.C., sneakers by Golden Goose. On him: T-shirt by Paul Smith, pants by Marco Pescarolo, sneakers by Golden Goose. Opposite page: dress by Retrofête.
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This page: blouse by Charo Ruiz, shorts by Marissa Webb, sunglasses by Gucci. Opposite page: shirt by President’s, shorts by White Sand.
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What you sea is what you get
Who could remain shy while living in this dazzling architectural wonder? It’s perfect for helping a family come out of their shell. When a family of four wanted to live in a home that was unconventional and one with nature, architect Javier Senosiain ran with the idea—all the way to the ocean. His brainchild is the famous Nautilus House, a sea-inspired abode in Mexico City that resembles a giant psychedelic mollusk. Explore this eccentric home with us on the following pages. It’s alive with vibrant shapes and colors, and on the practical side there’s very little danger—even after a wild evening—of accidentally coming home to the wrong house.
The execution of the Nautilus House in Naucalpan, Mexico, is as innovative as it is visually fascinating: It’s made using a technique called ferrocement construction and molded with concrete, which ensures that it’s both earthquake-proof and maintenance-free.
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This page: Curl up on the couch in the family/TV room, which is the belly of the creature. Granted, this may not be the most practical use of space, but it sure looks cool! Opposite page: No, you’re not hallucinating. This home features grass carpeting beneath stone pathways and staircases that add to the fairy-tale feel.
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This page: The striking entrance of the Nautilus House features tiny pieces of stained glass that reflect a rainbow of natural light in the foyer. Opposite page: Lush grass surrounds this curvy sitting-room couch in one of many circular, spiralized rooms within the structure.
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Born in Brooklyn, NY, John Livoti and his family are second generation Sicilian Italians. John grew up in the grocery industry and aspired to one day open his own Gourmet Market close to home. He believed some of the best memories are made around the table. His idea was to create a warm and inviting shopping experience - a vision that would put quality, consistency, freshness and value at the forefront. In May of 2010, Livoti's Old World Market was born in the heart of Aberdeen, NJ. Offering the Monmouth County Community a grocery shopping experience like never before. A place where quality, flavor and freshness stood behind every idea and product. Authentic Italian Specialties, fine Italian cheeses and gourmet deli meats, seasonal catering and Italian bread; John Livoti's mission of bringing an Authentic taste of Italy to Central Jersey, finally came true. A foundation of loyal customers and a decade later, John Livoti has grown his vision into a thriving brand alongside his family, who are actively involved in each location. Offering unique Italian cornerstones like Italian Gelato, Brick Oven Pizza and even a Chocolate Fountain; Livoti's full line of Bakery, Catering, Deli, Floral, Grocery, Meat, Produce and Seafood Departments were all designed with your family in mind. With four great Monmouth County locations in Aberdeen, Marlboro, Middletown and Freehold, Livoti's Old World Market will not dissapoint!
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DINNERS THAT MADE HISTORY Most of us think we know the ingredients of a successful evening meal: delicious food served beautifully in an enchanting setting, great company with sparkling conversation. But a dinner that’s absolutely unforgettable, one in which culinary triumph is only the starting point? For that we turn to the pages of Legendary Dinners, From Grace Kelly to Jackson Pollock, edited by Anne Petersen and published by Prestel. This new volume recalls a few of recent history’s most memorable evening repasts, with hosts and hostesses you’ll recognize. Even if your own next dinner party won’t include any AAA-list guests, you’re bound to draw inspiration from these tasty pages. Let them enliven your idea of what dinner can be.
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n 2 turbot steaks (about 1 lb. each and 1¼–1½ inches thick), unboned and skin on n salt and crushed pepper n 2 Tbs. olive oil FOR THE HOLLANDAISE SAUCE: n 3 egg yolks n 2–3 Tbs. orange juice n salt and white pepper n 1¾ sticks butter, cold n tarragon or dill n ½ Tbs. julienned zest of an organic orange, to garnish
Heat the oven to 425°F. Rinse the turbot steaks under cold water and carefully pat them dry. Cut off the cartilage ends. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof, nonstick skillet over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium. Add the fish and fry about 4½ minutes without moving the steaks, until they start to turn brown. Turn the steaks over. Finish cooking 9–10 minutes on the middle rack in the oven. To make the hollandaise sauce, heat a water bath to boiling, then reduce the heat. Put the egg yolks, orange juice, and a little salt and white pepper into a small saucepan and stir until smooth. Place the pan over the water bath and beat until you have a foamy mixture. Chop the butter and add, a few pieces at a time, beating constantly. The sauce should have a creamy consistency. Tear or chop tarragon or dill, then stir it in. Skin the fish on both sides and lift the fillets off the bones. Serve with sauce hollandaise and garnish with orange zest, and herbs, if desired. TIP: If the hollandaise turns out too thick, add 1–2 tablespoons warm orange juice.
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It’s been more than 35 years since filming began on Out of Africa, and millions of people continue to dream about the romantic love portrayed by Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. It was the memoirs of Danish writer Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke, and a declaration of love to Kenya and to the man in her life, Denys Finch Hatton. The eccentric baroness was an exceptionally gifted host on her farm, located at the base of the Ngong Hills that stretch southwest of Nairobi. The present-day Karen Blixen Museum displays the menu for a dinner that the couple hosted for Prince Edward on Nov. 9, 1928, which would end up being one of her happiest nights. Her west-facing dining room, which doubled as her study, offered spectacular views of the plains and its vast hunting grounds. At the start of the mini rainy season in November, the coffee blossoms gave off their slightly bitter aroma. It was heavenly…and surely enough to make the overindulged royal visitor swoon! And Blixen was able to rely on her chef Kamante, who could not speak nor read English. Instead, Blixen—a magnificent writer who was also a skilled painter—illustrated each menu for him (the plates, glasses, flatware, fish and vegetables). A total of six people would be dining with the Prince of Wales that evening: Blixen and Finch Hatton were joined by the prince’s private secretary, Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles, and his adjutant, Piers Legh, as well as Vivienne de Watteville, a Swiss writer, and her English colleague and aviation pioneer, Beryl Markham. The dinner was a great success. Kamante was praised for his culinary skills, with the prince gushing that the meal was the best he had ever been served in the colony. Blixen’s brown hair curled up at her earlobes, and her drop earrings twinkled in the candlelight. She gleefully waved at Finch Hatton across the table. And wished life could stay this way forever.
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Norwegian Salmon with Quail Eggs (Saumon de Norvége en Bellevue) YIELDS 8 SERVINGS
n 1 fresh salmon with skin (gutted, gilled and scaled; about 2½ lb.) n salt and black pepper n 3 sprigs thyme n 3 slices organic lemon n 3 leaves white gelatin n 1 cup fish stock n 1 cucumber n 1¼ cups crème fraiche n 7 oz. whipping cream FOR THE GARNISH: n 20 hard-boiled quail egg n 4 Tbs.. trout caviar n 10 cherry tomatoes n 2 handfuls fresh herbs, such as chervil, dill and chives
Heat the oven to 300° F. Rinse the salmon inside and out under cold water and pat dry. Season the inside of the belly with salt and pepper, then place the thyme and the lemon slices inside. Place the salmon on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bend the tail toward the head, tying it in position with kitchen string. Cover the cookie sheet with aluminum foil and roast the salmon for 70–90 minutes. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and leave the salmon to cool. Pull off and discard the skin. Soak the gelatin minutes in cold water for five minutes. Heat the fish stock until it simmers, but do not let it boil. Squeeze out the gelatin, then add to the fish stock and stir until it dissolves. Leave to cool a little. Wash the cucumber, then slice very thinly on a mandoline, or use a vegetable slicer. Brush the fish with the fish stock (you might have to heat it so it can be brushed; do not boil), then cover with cucumber slices and also brush with the fish stock. Cover loosely and chill until the gelatin sets. Just before serving, season the crème fraîche and whipping cream with salt and pepper and beat together until stiff. Transfer the whipped cream mixture to a pastry bag with a star tip and use to decorate the fish. Garnish with the quail eggs, trout caviar, cherry tomatoes and herbs.
It was June 25, 1963, the third day of President John F. Kennedy’s visit to West Germany. The West Germans— grateful for the care packages and development aid the Americans had provided after World War II, and full of admiration for the young, dynamic politician, who brought hope to the Western world—had been showering him with love and affection from his very first day. He was something of a global superstar; he’d been expecting, even factoring in, the jubilation. This trip was followed by 700 reporters from all over the world. They recorded Kennedy’s every comment, every gesture, analyzing and reading much into whose hand was shaken and for how long. Kennedy’s wife Jackie, heavily pregnant, had stayed at home, and the President was accompanied by his sister, Eunice Shriver. Jackie’s sister, Caroline Lee, who was married to a Polish prince, had also been invited to the reception being hosted by Kennedy for Adenauer at the American Club of the United States Embassy in Bonn on June 24. She wanted to get her hair done beforehand—on a Monday, of all days! The embassy finally managed to find a hairdresser open in Düsseldorf, and she was flown there by helicopter. The exquisite, European-inspired dinner menu was a reflection of the way the Kennedys held court back in Washington. It included Norwegian salmon à la Bellevue, tournedos à la Henri IV and chilled Grand Marnier soufflés. This whole salmon, garnished with wafer-thin cucumber slices and halved quail eggs, made for a light and refreshing change from the traditional Rhineland cuisine usually eaten by Bonn’s politicians.
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Fried Chicken with Asparagus, Artichokes, and Fava Beans SERVES 6-8
n 12 small artichokes juice of ½ lemon n 10 oz. podded fava beans n 3 double chicken breasts, with bones and unskinned n salt and pepper n 6 Tbs. olive oil n 3 sprigs rosemary n 2 garlic cloves n 3 bay leaves n 7 oz. chicken broth n 2 bundles green asparagus n 2 organic lemons n 6–8 Tbs. good-quality olive oil
With a serrated knife, cut off the artichoke stems 1¼ inch above the bottoms. Remove the outermost leaves and cut off the tips of the remaining leaves to ½ inch above the bottoms. Using a small, sharp paring knife, cut out any woody parts. Halve each trimmed artichoke and remove the hairy chokes with a small knife or melon baller. Immediately plunge the prepared artichoke halves in a bowl of cold water and lemon juice. Heat the oven to 325°F (convection ovens 300°F). Blanch the fava beans in a saucepan with plenty of boiling water 1 minute, then drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again. With your fingers, open the skins at one point and gently squeeze out the beans. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large nonstick, ovenproof skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the breasts and fry 3 minutes on each breast side. Use two skillets, if necessary. Turn the chicken breasts onto their bone sides and add the rosemary. Transfer the skillet(s) to the oven and roast the chicken breasts 30–35 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, take the artichokes out of the water and pat dry. Heat the remaining oil in a wide skillet over medium-low heat. Add the artichokes and fry 2 minutes, then season with salt and pepper. Lightly crush the garlic cloves. Add them to the skillet together with the bay leaves and the chicken broth. Continue cooking the artichokes, turning them occasionally, until tender and the liquid has almost cooked away. Cut off about ¾ inch at the bottom of the asparagus stalks, then peel the bottom third. Bring plenty of salted water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the asparagus and blanch 3 minutes. Lift the asparagus out of the pan and drain. Wash and rub dry the lemons, then cut them into wedges.
In 1928, fashion designer Coco Chanel bought a piece of land on the Côte d’Azur and had the La Pausa villa built on it, which became a swanky, relaxed retreat for herself, all her friends and her lover, the Duke of Westminster. Lazy days were spent surrounded by fragrant lavender, with lunch served as a buffet—a modern sensation at the time. Meals at La Pausa were the antithesis to the dinner parties at Eaton Hall, the duke’s enormous main residence in Cheshire, in the English countryside, at which up to 60 guests would regularly be pampered and entertained by a legion of liveried servants. The motto? It’s all about relaxation! There was never a strict menu; instead, guests served themselves from a large buffet, eating as much or as little of whatever they wanted, however they wanted. Plates were filled with chops, steaks, poultry and roast beef, along with lots of vegetables and salads. Chanel was always the last to arrive, wearing black velvet pants, her pink satin pajamas just showing underneath. She would couple this with a sweater and pearls. There was no dress code at La Pausa. Some got dressed up for the meal— some didn’t. Chanel would grab a plate of salad, sit down, entertain her guests magnificently for as long as she felt like it—then leave once she grew tired. La Pausa soon became a legendary place for high society to gather, with Chanel inviting the world into her home, including, among others, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí and friends of the duke, such as Winston Churchill, so her lover could relax too. Years after the end of the affair—the pair’s love gradually faded, with the duke traveling less and less frequently to the French Riviera refuge—Chanel sold La Pausa. In 2015, the Chanel fashion house bought the villa to restore it to its original condition. Today it is used to display jewelry to potential wealthy buyers.
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Lobster in Celery Vinaigrette YIELDS 4 SERVINGS
n 3 Tbs. white wine vinegar n 3 Tbs. kosher salt n 2 live lobsters, 1 lb. 2 oz.–1 lb. 5 oz. each FOR THE VINAIGRETTE: n 4 celery sticks n 2 Tbs. Taggiasca (Cailletier) olives n a handful fresh cilantro, leaves and stems n juice of 1 lemon, about 3 Tbs. n salt and pepper n 3 Tbs. good-quality olive oil
Fill a very large saucepan with water until just below the rim and bring to a rolling boil. Add the vinegar and the kosher salt. Add the lobsters, one at a time, and cook five minutes. Lift out with tongs and leave to cool. To dissect the lobsters, separate the claws from the bodies by pulling them down and twisting, then pulling them off. Separate the heads from the tails. On a cutting board, press the lobster tails flat, then, using a heavy, sharp knife, halve them in the middle. Remove the intestine. Release the flesh in the claws by gently bending the small sections of the claws down, then pushing them back and carefully pulling out the meat together with the feathery cartilage. If you bend the sections too far back, the feathery cartilage will get stuck in the meat and will have to be removed later with a knife. Tap the shell with a big knife sharply, but not too heavily, so you can open the shell and get out the meat in one piece. Now crack the leg shells and remove the meat. To make the vinaigrette, wash and peel the celery, then cut into paper-thin slices. Pit and very finely chop the olives. Wash and spin-dry the cilantro, then finely chop. Stir together the lemon juice and the salt and pepper, then gradually whisk in the olive oil. Stir in the prepared ingredients. Add the lobster and marinate at least 30 minutes in the vinaigrette.
There had never been a more spectacular media event than the wedding of Hollywood actress Grace Kelly and Rainier III, the prince of Monaco. From the bride’s arrival to the dress to the cake, every detail was carefully choreographed. To this day, wedding planners, tailors and pastry chefs still receive requests from clients wanting to “have a wedding like Grace’s.” Six hundred guests gathered in the Cathédrale NotreDame-Immaculée de Monaco at around 9:30 a.m. on April 19, 1956, before the bride, accompanied by her father, finally entered the church to organ music. There had been much speculation about her dress in the newspapers, and it didn’t disappoint: a creation of several hundred yards of silk, taffeta, and 125-year-old Brussels lace, embroidered with thousands of pearls. The bell-shaped silk skirt below the tight-fitting waist, supported by three petticoats, billowed out around her like a giant, soft cushion. The pair exchanged vows in French, in front of thirty million viewers worldwide. Awaiting the bridal couple and their guests after the ceremony was the lunch feast at the palace, consisting of a buffet of caviar, salmon, cucumber salad, shrimp, chilled lobster, eggs in aspic, chicken and champagne. Rainier used his sword to cut the cake—a masterpiece baked by the pastry chef at the Hôtel de Paris. Six tiers high and weighing more than 440 pounds, it was modeled on Monaco’s castle, decorated with sugary recreations of scenes from Monegasque history. On top stood two cherubs, who held up the crown of Monaco. The marriage was a reasonably happy one, and they had three children. In 1982, however, the story came to an abrupt end when Grace succumbed to her injuries following a car accident. Her daughter survived. The couple’s magnificent wedding ceremony, however, continues to act as a blueprint and inspiration for fairy-tale weddings to this day.
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FOR THE BORDELAISE SAUCE: n 4 shallots n 2 Tbs. butter, chilled n 1 Tbs. granulated sugar n 2 Tbs. light soy sauce n 1 quart full-bodied red wine, such as Merlot n 7 oz. beef broth FOR THE BROCCOLI: n 5 black peppercorns n 1 shallot n 1 Tbs. white wine vinegar n 7 oz. dry white wine n ½ tsp. granulated sugar n 2¼ sticks butter n 4 egg yolks n salt n dash lemon juice n 9 oz. broccoli FOR THE GRILLED TOMATOES: n 2 ox-heart tomatoes n ½ sprig rosemary n 2 sprigs thyme n 1 Tbs. olive oil n salt and pepper FOR THE STEAKS: n 4 Manhattan (rump) steaks, about 7 oz. each n salt and pepper
To make the Bordelaise sauce, peel and finely chop the shallots. Melt one tablespoon of the butter in a skillet. Add the shallots and sauté until they are translucent. Add the sugar and let it dissolve and caramelize slightly. Stir in the soy sauce and 1 cup of the red wine. Simmer until the wine has almost completely cooked away, then add the same amount again. Continue like this until all the red wine has been added. Pour in the beef broth, then transfer the sauce to a small saucepan. To make the hollandaise sauce for the broccoli, crush the peppercorns. Peel and thinly slice the shallot. Put the white wine vinegar, white wine, sugar and crushed pepper into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook to reduce by half, then strain through a fine strainer into a bowl suitable for a water bath, squeezing out the shallot. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat until the whey separates from the butterfat and collects at the bottom of the pan. Line a fine strainer with paper towels. Strain the butter—it should be goldenyellow and clear. Add the egg yolks to the white wine reduction, which should be warm but not hot, and briefly whisk with a handheld mixer or with a whisk. Place the bowl onto a not-too-hot water bath and continue whisking until the egg yolks start to bind and set as they are heated. Now take the bowl off the water bath, and continue to whisk. Work in the warm, liquid clarified butter, at first drop by drop, then in a thin stream, whisking continuously. Season the sauce with a little salt and lemon juice. Keep warm until you are serving, ideally over the water bath; the water bath should not boil again. Divide the broccoli into florets. Add to a saucepan of boiling salted water and boil 2 minutes, then drain and keep warm. Wash and pat dry the tomatoes, then halve them crosswise. Pull rosemary needles and thyme leaves off the sprigs and finely chop them. Brush the cut surfaces of the tomatoes with the olive oil, then sprinkle them with the chopped herbs and pepper. Place the tomatoes with their cut sides down onto a hot grill or into a chargrill pan until the grill pattern is burned into the tomatoes’ cut sides. Turn the tomatoes over, sprinkle with salt and keep warm. Season the steaks with salt and coarsely ground pepper, place them onto the hot grill or into a chargrill pan, and cook 3–4 minutes on each side. Just before serving, bring the Bordelaise sauce to a boil and whisk in the cold butter. Make sure you always stir the sauce in the same direction, because this allows the butter to emulsify better. Transfer the steaks to four plates and spoon the bordelaise sauce over. Place a grilled tomato next to each steak. Add the broccoli to the plates with the hollandaise sauce spooned over.
All excerpts and photos are reprinted with permission from Legendary Dinners: From Grace Kelly to Jackson Pollock by Anne Petersen. Prestel © 2021.
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One fine day in December 1940, Hollywood’s biggest stars received the following elaborately worded invitation: “I am commanded by His Imperial Highness Prince Michael Alexandrovich Dimitri Obolensky-Romanoff to request your presence at a soirée he is giving in his own honor. Cover fifty dollars. Bring your own wine, and kindly fee the waiter. Harry Gerguson, Comptroller to the Imperial household.” Stars and starlets, directors, film producers and the media flocked to accept the rather brazen invitation to open Romanoff’s restaurant, in Beverly Hills. They drank the wine they had brought themselves, and dutifully paid the eye-watering price for the first two courses. Located on what was then a rather sleepy Rodeo Drive, Romanoff’s became the new “in” place for Hollywood’s high society from day one. Images of illustrious personalities, including many portraits of the host himself, hung on the colorfully papered walls. Elegant booth areas were reserved for regular patrons near the bar, and the menu also catered perfectly to guest tastes, with steaks and turkey proving particularly popular. The restaurant became known for its chocolate soufflé and the Strawberries Romanoff dessert, for which the berries are soaked in orange-flavored liqueur and served with soft-serve vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. The Pasta à la Romanoff, with its green asparagus and strawberries, also became an instant classic. Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Alfred Hitchcock, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield were frequent guests. But the restaurant’s heyday began to wane in the late 1950s. And on New Year’s Eve 1962, Prince Michael Romanoff of Russia opened his doors for the last time. His restaurant sold for a handsome sum, allowing the restauranteur to retire with honestly earned gains.
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SO LONG, LEGGINGS AND JOGGERS. THE RETURN TO NORMAL MEANS THE RETURN TO FASHION THAT FEELS AND LOOKS GOOD.
Photography by Michael Cogliantry Photographed on location in Downtown Red Bank
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On her: dress by Zimmermann, shoes by Gianvito Rossi. On him: jacket, vest, shirt, jeans and sneakers by Brunello Cucinelli.
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world’s great sights
Till you’re prepared to pack your bags and fly, let virtually touring please your eye. By Donna Rolando It’s a truism of travel that there’s nothing quite like going to famous places to see them for yourself. But in point of fact there is something sort of like it. It’s called staying comfy at home and seeing them anyway. For many of us, that will remain the preferred “sightseeing” alternative till there’s just a little less COVID-19 in the air. Fortunately, today’s technology enables more vivid viewing of distant attractions than ever before. Virtual touring is fun in itself and a perfect tool for choosing and planning your next physical journey. Meanwhile, it won’t cause you to suffer jet lag and your legs won’t go to sleep as they do on a long jet flight. There’s even talk that virtual travel may still prevail in some places after the pandemic as an eco-friendly solution to overtourism. The ancient city of Petra, featured on the following pages, is a perfect example. Foot travel is deteriorating its famed Treasury building, but virtual travel is as light a carbon imprint as you can get. Here are six storied places so fascinating and dramatic that you may be subtly changed by the sight of them—even if it’s only on a screen.
THE VATICAN AND ROME VATICAN CITY AND ITALY Have you reunited with your inner muse during time spent in quarantine? Well, put down the paintbrush long enough to take a lesson from the master— Michelangelo, that is—during a tour of the Sistine Chapel. Begin your journey with a 360-degree view of the Italian Renaissance artist’s much-celebrated ceiling, and don’t miss the chapel walls famous for frescoes depicting events from the life of Jesus and much more. Why stop there? Many of the Vatican’s museums are just a few keyboard strokes away. Art lovers will also appreciate Raphael’s rooms, bursting with frescoes of the High Renaissance by Raphael and his pupils. The list goes on with the Pio Clementino Museum, Chiaramonti Museum and New Wing available through museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html. Next stop, Rome—for a virtual walk and an opportunity to check out the famous Colosseum and explore other notable sites, such as the Appian Way, described as the most ancient street in the world. Or downtown Rome, the historic heart of the Eternal City, with its Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. You may not be able to toss a coin in the fountain, but you will probably feel lucky you came. Both are available to tour at joyofrome.com/virtual-walk-touring-from-home/.
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THE GARDENS OF VERSAILLES ÎLE-DE-FRANCE, FRANCE You may not be able to walk in the footsteps of French royalty, but a virtual experience of the famed gardens they inspired is the next best thing. In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned work on the almost 2,000-acre gardens and set in motion a 40-year project. His vision? The grounds should be as outstanding as the palace—quite an undertaking, considering that the land was woods, swamp and meadows. The monumental task of creating these gardens was entrusted to French landscape architect André Le Nôtre, who designed a national treasure. Today the gardens are recognized the world over and have earned their place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Experience the gardens at //en.chateauversailles.fr/ discover/estate/gardens and then explore the palace through a fully immersive look at the Versailles of the 17th and 18th centuries. Even the masked ball held by Louis XV is there to discover. In Paris itself, of course, there are many world-renowned landmarks, including the Louvre, home to da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” the Notre-Dame Cathedral and Eiffel Tower. Google Arts & Culture is offering virtual tours of the Eiffel Tower at: artsandculture.google.com/ streetview/tour-eiffel/, and the Louvre itself is sponsoring tours at louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne.
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
The name Death Valley imparts a sense of dread. Exposed rock and sand combined with a heat so intense, the sweat on one’s neck crystalizes into salt is hardly the stuff a dream vacation is made of. Or is it? Sure, the park is a land of extreme contrasts: It holds the record as the hottest place in the world and stands out as the driest and lowest spot in North America. But Death Valley is worth exploring for its diverse landscape—everything from snow-capped peaks and sand dunes to rugged canyons and badlands. You might be surprised that the 3.4 million acres known as Death Valley are home to an abundance of wildlife. Almost 400 species of native wildlife and more than 1,000 plant species thrive in the park, which consists of 11 mountain ranges and even oasis-like environments. It has made those who have witnessed the vitality of Death Valley question whether its name is justified. The good news is that you don’t need to pack water bottles—summer’s heat calls for a gallon of water a day in Death Valley—to discover this national park virtually. The National Park Service has the Death Valley Explorer Series and other videos that take virtual visitors inside the park while still in their PJs. Choose one or all at nps.gov/deva/learn/photosmultimedia/ videos.htm.
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PETRA, MA’AN GOVERNORATE JORDAN To beat the pandemic blahs, you might catch an old Indiana Jones movie and dream of what you’d be willing to do to discover an ancient city. Or you might inject a dose of realism into your adventure. One of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, Petra in Jordan’s Ma’An Governorate, can be explored through a joint effort of Google Street View and Queen Rania. Happily, virtual footprints do not compromise the sandstone monuments or buildings like The Treasury, which has receded up to 40 millimeters over 10 years. And they sure beat enduring the desert heat to experience what was once a crucial crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra has been around since the prehistoric times, and the virtual tour will be an opportunity to learn the life and culture of the Nabataeans, its once-nomadic Arabian inhabitants. Situated between the Red Sea and Dead Sea, much of this ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site was carved into rock mass. Here, in buildings such as the Treasury and the Monastery one can see ancient Eastern customs merge with Hellenistic architecture. To experience Petra over a latte, go to: secretldn.com/ explore-petra-jordan-google-street-view/.
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What’s the largest living thing on the planet? You might think it’s a whale shark with a weight of over 20 tons. Think again. The largest living thing on earth is the Great Barrier Reef, which exceeds the United Kingdom in land mass. This unique ecosystem is big enough to be visible from space. One of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef is made up of more than 3,000 reef systems and coral cays, as well as hundreds of islands. This World Heritage Listed Site is a tourist hotspot, but with travel concerns, why not safely satisfy your yearning for discovery virtually? The reef ’s brilliant coral formations in crystal clear waters attract a great variety of fish—1,625 species, to be exact. There’s also the Great 8—those star attractions of the reef: manta rays, great turtles, the Giant Clam, clownfish, whales, sharks, potato cod and Maori Wrasse. To take a dive into the reef, try a virtual tour made possible by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation—swimsuit is optional. This is more than the typical video experience. The foundation’s Seaview360 camera offers a variety of views that the tourist can navigate for the full virtual dive experience. Check out the virtual tour at readersdigest. co.uk/inspire/animals-pets/take-a-360-virtual-divearound-the-great-barrier-reef.
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TRAVEL HANG SON ĐOÒNG VIETNAM Think caves are only for bats? Discover why Hang Son Đoòng in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park captures the heart of explorers the world over (even the armchair kind) in a 360-degree virtual tour from National Geographic: nationalgeographic.com/newsfeatures/son-doong-cave/2/#s=pano37). This national park is situated south of Hanoi between Laos and the South China Sea. Its connection to the Truong Son mountain range with its large limestone massif explains the formation of hundreds of caves. The length of these cave systems exceeds 200 kilometers. Most outstanding is Son Doong, the world’s largest cave. Just follow the river (digitally, of course) and find the cave entrance to begin your exploration. Scientists estimate one of its stalagmites, Son Doong, is 2 to 5 million years old and was formed over millennia. Whether you hunger for fine art Vatican style or a walk on the wild side in Death Valley, virtual tours invite discovery and learning. And with the pandemic causing travel jitters for many, they’re an opportunity to expand your horizons from safety of your home.
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Memphis Chicken The epicenter for Tennessee barbecue is Memphis. Here, meats are prepped in both wet and dry methods, with the sauce of the former comprised of tomato and vinegar. Pulled meats such as chicken are sought after as a solo dish or on top of easy-to-pick-at pizza and nachos. INGREDIENTS n 1 chicken, cut up pieces or an equal amount of your preferred pieces n ¼ cup Memphis meat rub n ¼ cup Memphis barbecue sauce n ¼ cup white vinegar n vegetable oil n about 1 cup each of hickory and apple smoking chips (soaked in water for 30 minutes) DIRECTIONS n Trim chicken pieces of any
excess skin and fat. Pat dry with paper towels. n Brush all sides of the chicken with the vegetable oil and generously sprinkle Memphis rub, coating all sides and even under the skin where possible. Slightly pat chicken to assure a good rub adhesion. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes. n Preheat a grill to mediumlow heat (250°F) and set up for two-zone cooking. n Prepare the mop sauce by combining the barbecue sauce and vinegar in a mixing bowl. Whisk until well blended. n Place chicken on the cooler side of the grill, skin side up. Arrange chicken so that breasts and wings are furthest from the fire, followed by legs with the thighs being closest to the flames. n Place smoking chips on the coals. If using a gas grill, wrap them in foil with several pierced holes and place on top of the burners. Cover and allow to cook, while maintaining (250°F). n After an hour brush all sides of the chicken with the
basting sauce, but return chicken to the skin side up position. Rearrange chicken pieces if it seems any are in danger of burning or under cooking. Cover grill and continue cooking. n After 15 minutes, check chicken with an instant read meat thermometer. You’re going to shoot for 160°F for the breasts and 180°F for the other pieces. Rearrange chicken and replenish charcoal as needed. Continue to cook until desired temperature is reached. Total cook time is usually about two hours. n Prior to removing chicken from the grill, place directly over the fire for about five minutes per side or until slightly seared and grill marks are prevalent. n Brush again with the mop and dust with remaining Memphis rub. Remove from grill and cover with aluminum foil. Allow to rest for 10 minutes. Brush again with and remaining mop sauce, if desired. n Serve it “dry” with Memphis barbecue sauce on the side or brush it on to serve it “wet.”
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Carolina Pulled Pork Vinegar and pepper sauce are the marks of North Carolina’s famed Eastern Style barbecue, and pulled pork sandwiches like the one pictured here are a classic example of this brand. Pitmasters cooking in Lexington Style use a tomato-based barbecue sauce. INGREDIENTS n 1 (5 lbs.) bone-in pork shoulder roast n 1 Tbs. salt n ground black pepper n 1½ cups apple cider vinegar n 2 Tbs. brown sugar n 1½ Tbs. hot pepper sauce n 2 tsp. cayenne pepper n 2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes DIRECTIONS n Place the pork shoulder into a slow cooker and season
with salt and pepper. Pour the vinegar around the pork. Cover and cook on low for 12 hours. Pork should easily pull apart into strands. n Remove the pork from the slow cooker and discard any bones. Strain out the liquid, and save two cups. Discard any extra. Shred the pork using tongs or two forks, and return to the slow cooker. Stir the brown sugar, hot pepper sauce, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes into the reserved sauce. Mix into the pork in the slow cooker. Cover and keep on Low setting until serving. n Scoop pork onto a white bun and garnish liberally with your favorite coleslaw.
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St. Louis Ribs Rectangular-cut St. Louis-style ribs have more meat and fat than baby backs, making them more flavorful. A tomato- and vinegar-based sauce gives these ribs an even bigger boost in the taste department. INGREDIENTS n 3 lbs. spareribs n 2 Tbs. brown sugar n 2 tsp. kosher salt n 1 tsp. garlic powder n 1 tsp. onion powder n 1 tsp. oregano n ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper n ½ tsp. chili powder n ½ tsp. mustard powder n ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper n 4 Tbs. butter, cut into cubes n 1 cup barbecue sauce DIRECTIONS n Preheat oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet with alu-
minum foil. If your ribs have a thin membrane over the bones on the backside, remove by carefully sliding a knife under the membrane and then peeling it away. n In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and seasonings. Rub mixture all over ribs until well coated. n Evenly distribute butter cubes over ribs, wrap tightly in foil, and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake until very tender, about 2½ hours. n Switch oven to broil, unwrap ribs and brush all over with barbecue sauce. n Place back on baking sheet and broil until sauce starts to caramelize, five minutes.
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Texas Brisket The secret to Texas brisket is simplicity: no messy sauces—just a full brisket cut, basic dry ingredients and plenty of patience to allow the meat to smoke to perfection. INGREDIENTS n 6 cups hickory or mesquite chips or chunks, soaked for 1 hour in cold water to cover and drained n 1 beef brisket (5 to 6 lbs.), with a layer of fat at least ¼-inch thick, preferably ½-inch thick n 1 Tbs. coarse salt (kosher or sea) n 1 Tbs. chili powder n 2 tsp. sugar n 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper n 1 tsp. ground cumin DIRECTIONS n Rinse the brisket under cold
running water and blot it dry with paper towels. n Combine the salt, chili powder, sugar, pepper, and cumin in a bowl and toss with your fingers to mix. Rub the spice mixture on the brisket on all sides. If you have time, wrap the brisket in plastic and let it cure, in the refrigerator, for four to eight hours (or even overnight), but don’t worry if you don’t have time for this—it will be plenty flavorful, even if you cook it right away. n Set up a charcoal grill for indirect grilling and preheat it to low. No drip pan is necessary for this recipe. n When ready to cook, toss 1½ cups of the wood chips on the coals (¾ cup per side). Place the brisket, fat side up, in an foil pan (or make a pan with a double sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil). Place the pan in the center of the
hot grate, away from the heat. Cover the grill. n Smoke cook the brisket until tender enough to shred with your fingers; six hours will likely do it, but it may take as long as eight (the cooking time will depend on the size of the brisket and heat of the grill). Baste the brisket from time to time with the fat and juices that accumulate in the pan. You’ll need to add 10 to 12 fresh coals to each side every hour and toss more wood chips on the fresh coals; add about ¾ cup chips per side every time you replenish the coals during the first three hours. n Remove the brisket pan from the grill and let rest for 15 minutes. Transfer the brisket to a cutting board and thinly slice it across the grain, using a sharp knife, electric knife, or cleaver. Transfer the sliced meat to a platter, pour the pan juices on top, and serve at once.
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n Grilling method: indirect grilling n Advance preparation: four to eight hours for curing the meat (optional); also, allow yourself about six hours cooking time
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Gangster sips Movies and TV have given us many swaggering characters who prosper on the far side of the law. Now a new book imagines their favorite cocktails. Illustrations by Shawn McManus
Running a mob empire is thirsty work. With all that bootlegging, racketeering, shylocking and extortion, it’s no wonder so many gangsters have been known to enjoy a stiff drink. After all, a mob bar is a place of business—it’s where deals go down, where friends get together and where enemies get whacked. Behind Bars: High-Class Cocktails Inspired by Lowlife Gangsters by Vincent Pollard and Paul Sloman pairs cinema’s baddest mobsters with signature cocktails. These boozy recipes excerpted straight from the book are so much fun, it’s criminal.
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SPIRITS FRANK WHITE: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, KING OF NEW YORK
TONY SOPRANO: JAMES GANDOLFINI, THE SOPRANOS
In the opening scene of King of New York, Christopher Walken’s Frank White is released from prison as his associates murder the Columbian dealers Emilio El Zapa and King Tito and then steal their stash. In honor of Frank White’s Columbian connection, this exclusive recipe uses two very Columbian ingredients: aguardiente (the national spirit) and lulu (the national fruit).
When the mafia boss is looking for something a bit more sophisticated than his usual go-to, beer and wine, James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano often turns to Scotch on the rocks—usually Glenlivet. This original cocktail includes an amaretto as a nod to Tony’s Italian background. However, as this cocktail works equally well with Tony’s favorite whisky, the base spirit has been switched out for Glenlivet 12.
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• 1 oz. aguardiente (Mil Demonios) • 1 oz. Tio Pepe fino sherry • 1 oz. lulo syrup • 1 oz. lime juice • 1 flake Maldon salt
To make the lulo syrup: Wash and peel fresh lulo and cut into quarters. Gently heat about one cup sugar and one cup water until the sugar is dissolved. Add the lulo and cook for five more minutes. Allow to cool at room temperature. Strain well, bottle, refrigerate and use within 10 days. To make the drink: Shake all the ingredients with ice for 15 seconds. Strain over rocks into a chilled glass.
• 1½ oz. Glenlivet 12 • 1 barspoon Luxardo amaretto • 1 barspoon Cointreau • 1 barspoon Bénédictine • lemon zest, for garnish
Stir the ingredients with ice for about 25 seconds and strain into a chilled coupe. Take a large strip of lemon zest and, holding the pith side up, squeeze gently to express the oils over the drink. Cut the strip of zest and place on the edge of the glass as garnish.
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One classic American drink that makes great use of ingredients of Italian origin is the Martinez. First published in O.H. Byron’s The Modern Bartenders’ Guide in 1884, it most likely is much older than that and often thought of—some say erroneously—as the godfather of both the martini and the Manhattan. Equal parts Old Tom gin and Italian vermouth, it is sweetened with a liqueur made from Marasca cherries that doesn’t really taste like cherries but adds an earthy complexity to classic cocktails.
Throughout Jim Jarmusch’s French New Wave hommage The Limits of Control, the “lone man” (played magnificently by Isaach de Bankolé) consistently sips espressos in the cafes he frequents while awaiting instructions for his next mission. A guilty pleasure for a lot of bartenders, the Espresso martini is a drink that is now finally making its unironic comeback.
• 1½ oz. Hayman’s Old Tom Gin • 1½ oz. Italian vermouth • ¼ oz. Luxardo maraschino liqueur • 2 tops Bogart’s or Angostura bitters • lemon zest, for garnish
Stir the ingredients with ice for about 25 seconds and strain into a chilled coupe. Take a large strip of lemon zest and, holding the pith side up, squeeze gently to express the oils over the drink, gently rubbing the zest around the rim of the glass before curling and dropping into the glass.
• 2 oz. vodka • 1 oz. espresso • ¼ oz. coffee liqueur • ¼ oz. simple syrup • 3 coffee beans, for garnish
Shake the ingredients for around 15 seconds. Double-strain into a chilled coupe. The fresh espresso should create a smooth, foamy texture in the drink, not unlike a Guinness. Garnish with three coffee beans.
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When a hard day’s done, let this dispenser pour your optimally chilled glass. After all, as an oenophile, it’s smarter than you are. By Haley Longman We easily brew an individual cup of morning coffee these days. Why not be equally spontaneous with a glass of wine in the evening? That’s the idea behind the Plum, a wine dispenser that’s an oenophile’s dream—its makers say it will “automatically preserve, chill and serve any bottle, by the glass.” That old custom of opening a cherished bottle just to enjoy one glass, then letting the rest deteriorate? Why, they think that’s just Plum crazy. Launched in 2017 by tech expert and CEO David Koretz, the Plum holds two standard 750-milliliter bottles of wine in separate cooling chambers so that you can enjoy, say, either a Chardonnay or a Merlot on a given moment’s impulse. Using artificial-intelligence technology that’s beyond our comprehension, the Plum determines which varietal it’s holding (and the region it hails from), chills each one to its recommended temperature and automatically dispenses the perfect pour each time with a button-push. A 7-inch touch screen displays the labels and specific details about the wine. Why bother Googling such minutiae when you can have it at your literal fingertips? The Plum’s special double-cored needle automatically pierces corks or
even screw caps. And after the bottle is opened, the needle injects preservative argon gas as it extracts liquid, so that the wine stays fresh. Thus the Plum’s AI technology also preserves wine for up to three months, letting you drink by the glass—just as you would in a restaurant—without feeling pressured to consume a whole bottle in a day or two. (Though, Scout’s honor, this thing won’t judge you if you do.) The latest iteration of the device is what the brand calls Plum Integrated, a plug-and-play variant that can be installed directly in a 24-inch-wide cabinet in your kitchen or bar and will lie flush against it. Its sleek design is not as obtrusive as would be, say, a bread maker or an air fryer plopped on the kitchen island, and you can choose from black or stainless steel to match the aesthetic of your space. Plum and Plum Integrated retail for $2,499 and $3,499, respectively. Many local hardware stores carry them, as do luxury home goods chains such as Williams-Sonoma. And as for that price tag, some will find it well worth it for a product that Plums the depths of convenience—while scaling the heights of techie class. It’s like a cooler, but cooler.
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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 safe and pleasurable experience. 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 us at 121 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ, or call us at 732.576.8500.
SAFETY FIRST At Garmany, we always put the safety of our customers and staff first. We know you’ve been careful over the past year, and rest assured your health is our priority. Temperature checks will be performed on all who enter, and hand sanitizer and social-distancing reminders are posted throughout the store.
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 —as well as FaceTime appointments and home delivery for those who prefer a socially distant experience—will enable you to sample your favorite designer collections at leisure with a knowledgeable member of our staff.
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TAILOR SHOP Our on-site tailor shop is at your disposal for alterations to your Garmany purchases. Following Italian tradition, our tailors focus on precision and craftsmanship to perform your alterations and repairs by hand to ensure the best care and quality. Of course, the team is more than happy to work with you if you require emergency, same-day service.
SHOPPING BY APPOINTMENT If you’re not ready for in-person shopping— or if our store hours don’t fit your schedule, call us. Shopping by appointment allows us to give you the personal attention and shopping time you need, when your schedule permits.
47 PRIVATE CHANGING ROOMS No matter where you are in Garmany, you’re only a few paces away from a clean, comfortable changing room. We never planned on 47, but after we located them in the places we knew would be most convenient, that’s how it worked out.
LOUNGE AND 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.
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Elegance for Every Woman Veronica Beard covers all your bases—from Zoom meetings and interviews to wine tastings and shopping. Sisters-in-law Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard shared the same vision when they started their eponymous label 11 years ago: creating sophisticated pieces like tailored pants, dresses, shirts and more for the modern woman. That emphasis hasn’t changed, but the pandemic and time spent in nature inspired the Veronicas to expand their brand’s collection to include more laid-back, out-of-the-office looks. Think easy and eccentric—not casual and careless, the way some of us threw on outfits during quarantine. Visit Garmany to see the full spring/ summer line from Veronica Beard, which includes tops and dresses in florals, shorts and rompers with texture and pants and skirts in various prints.
“Wanderlust” is one of the themes of Veronica Beard’s SS21 collection, which features floral and coastal design elements. Pandemic days spent in nature inspired company founders Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard to include a laid-back vibe in some of their pieces.
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