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contents s/s 2016

features The cat’s meow | 30 Jaguar’s F-type S two-seater combines classic inspiration with a sassy new spirit.

A Rock and a hardscape | 42 In the hands of a talented landscape architect, natural stone helps define a garden, adding texture and contrast.

Tuscan Treasure | 62 On a hill overlooking Florence lies an exquisitely restored 45-room villa—Il Salviatino.

departments Memo | 8 Celebrate spring!

The Craig Guide | 13 Ferragamo footwear...the perfect pants...honored by Esquire...a haven for foodies...and more.

Essentials | 18 Stock up on stylish basics for spring and summer from John Craig.

On the run | 24 This season’s offerings from Canali make the case for elegant nonchalance. THE LEADING MAN

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Your guide to the season’s hottest styles for work and play.



He’s a rascal with class who thinks outside the box on screen and in his personal style too.

Sporting life | 50 Golf has a Gaelic accent at Lahinch on Ireland’s windy west coast.

Grape | 54 A beachy bastion of celebrities, Malibu is gaining new fame for the wine it produces.

Spirits | 59 In honor of National Tequila Day we serve up a half-dozen of the top tequilas in the world.

The techie | 64

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You really don’t need a drone or a new set of speakers, but you’ll probably want one of these cool gadgets.

On the cover: White sportcoat by Samuelsohn, striped shirt by Peter Millar Collection, silk bow tie and pocket square by Carrot & Gibbs.

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was shot on location at The Florida’s favorite time Ritz-Carlton, Naples—the of year has arrived— perfect five-star backdrop spring! With clear skies for our five-star clothing. and sunny days ahead, a What else is featured colorful new wardrobe is in this issue of John Craig a must. Every spring we magazine? We report look forward to showing on a wonderful local our clients ways to add market in downtown color to their wardrobe St. Petersburg as well with fun yet wearable as a sassy new two-seater pieces, such as soft Jaguar. Read about a jackets, which are perfect quintessential Gaelic for the warmer weather golf experience. Get the and less formal occasions. scoop on Luciano Barbera, In particular, we are Salvatore Ferragamo and seeing lots of blue this some of the other designer season, and we love brands we carry…and pairing it with pops of much more. pink and Nantucket red. This spring we also have Prints also continue to something very special be a big trend. They add to celebrate—our 20th interest to any outfit and anniversary! The month of March work surprisingly well with sportcoats sneak peek marks two decades of doing business that have a check or windowpane in our flagship store in Winter Park. pattern. Some of our favorites come Our company has grown tremendously from Sand, Stone Rose and the over the years—from one location to Peter Millar Collection. Linen blends eight. Every year we strive to bring you are popping up this season too— the finest menswear in the industry you’ll find them in garments like and provide first-class customer sportcoats and five-pocket trousers, service in your favorite Florida cities. and they add a sophisticated element Don’t forget to visit our new store in to knitwear items like polos and get your kicks p. 13 downtown St. Petersburg and our new T-shirts. expanded location at the redeveloped A selection of standout spring Sawgrass Village in Ponte Vedra Beach. We hope looks—from suits to sportcoats to swimwear— to see you soon. starts on page 32. This gorgeous fashion “story”

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john craig guide Luciano Barbera style

Ferragamo: a legacy of luxury

When he was nine years old in Bonito, Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo liked to watch the town cobbler tan leather skins, cut patterns, form them around a wooden foot-shaped “last” and sew the pieces together. Two years later, after the sudden death of his father, Salvatore traveled to Naples to study the art of shoemaking. It soon became a family affair, as 16-year-old Salvatore and his three older brothers emigrated to the U.S. and opened a small shop in Santa Barbara, California. In 1923, Salvatore relocated to Los Angeles and launched the Hollywood Boot Shop, which would serve silver screen stars and outfit films like The Ten Commandments. The young designer had arrived. Today, more than 50 years after Salvatore’s death, the Ferragamo name is still synonymous with luxury footwear that defies trends and stands the test of time. And the Italian brand is still owned by the Ferragamo family, including Salvatore’s widow, Wanda. New to Ferragamo? Come to John Craig, slip on a pair and feel the difference. Lace-ups, loafers, moccasins, monkstraps—we’ve got an extensive selection to choose from, in colors that go way beyond basic brown and black, to spice up your spring wardrobe.

In the late 1960s acclaimed photographer Ugo Mulas captured Luciano Barbera wearing a Saxony windowpane suit he had created for himself using luxurious fabrics from his family’s textile mill just outside Milan. The stunning blackand-white image appeared in L’Uomo Vogue, and Barbera’s fate as a designer was sealed. He was soon producing his own timeless menswear collection for the raffinato, or refined gentleman, whose quiet confidence and flair for color and pattern have become the label’s trademark. Today, just as in 1971 when the brand was born, the Luciano Barbera name stands for quality, made-entirely-inItaly craftsmanship and that uniquely Italian quality of sprezzatura. Barbera has described it as “knotting your tie or wearing your jacket in a natural way, leaving behind an effortless impression. The most forceful statement is understatement.” Indeed, Luciano Barbera designs are a study in unobtrusive elegance—a direct reflection of the man himself.

A focus on sports

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There’s much more drama in sports than the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, and Marc Aspland captures a lot of it in The Art of Sports Photography (Prestel, $49.95). In this gorgeous book Aspland, chief sports photographer at The Times in London for more than 25 years, shares 100-plus rarely seen images from his personal collection. Prominent figures such as David Beckham, Usain Bolt, Roger Federer and Mike Tyson adorn the pages in exciting action shots and penetrating portraits that tell a dramatic story. Iconic moments from some of the world’s most important sporting events—FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon, the Tour de France, the Olympics—are also featured, alongside images that simply show the joy sports brings to people around the globe. See, for example, page 58, where three young siblings play soccer in South Africa. The goalkeeper leaps through the air to deflect a shot while his brother and sister act as human goalposts. Whether you’re a sports fan, a photography enthusiast or simply someone who appreciates striking imagery, you’ll be captivated by Aspland’s remarkable work.


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On the move

Bigger isn’t always better, but in this case it definitely is. In mid-March John Craig Clothier will be moving from our cozy location at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club to a much larger store in the redeveloped Sawgrass Village in Ponte Vedra Beach. Over the past three years, Sawgrass Village has been transformed into a vibrant shopping and dining destination—and we are excited to be part of it. Drop by our new store and see what’s new for spring/ summer, then have lunch or dinner at one of the great restaurants at Sawgrass. Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine with a continental flair at Caffe Andiamo, or dine while watching your favorite college or pro teams on one of the eight 4K LCD TVs at Aqua Grill. Locally owned Trasca & Co. serves up paninos (its specialty), pizza and salads along with craft beers and coffees, while Nona Blue Modern Tavern, featuring a menu of “shareable” small plates, is scheduled to open this spring—just in time for the TPC. Nona Blue is the creation, by the way, of four-time Ryder Cup golfer Graeme McDowell.

Pants perfected

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We hear there are a few men in Florida who don’t yet have Incotex trousers in their closet. If you’re one of them, please do yourself a favor and stop by the nearest John Craig store to try on a pair. This Italian brand is the Maserati of men’s trousers, producing perfectly tailored, uniquely comfortable pants since 1951. It all started, in fact, with the 1951 line, the pioneer of smart casual style, and has expanded over the decades to include a military-inspired collection as well as a fivepocket collection. Details are among the trademarks of Incotex—the signature blue belt hook holder, for example, and the V-split on the belt to ensure maximum comfort. Then, of course, there are the fine fabrics—cotton and linen/cotton blends, chambray, super 130s wool and wool/ cashmere blends—and the wide range of colors. Think red and pink, French and royal blue, green and aqua, violet and purple along with traditional charcoal, stone and khaki. Visit John Craig to find a hue—or two—that’s right for you.

John Craig is proud to feature more than 75 designer brands! See if you don’t find your favorites in the list below. Then stop by one of our stores (there are eight) for a shopping experience you’ll love. AG Alan Payne Allen Edmonds Art of Shaving Bailey 44 Baxter Of California Bill Lavin Boglioli Byron Canali Carrot & Gibbs Castangia Circle of Gentlemen Citizens of Humanity Codis Maya Daniel Wellington David Donahue Derek Rose Dl 1961 Dolcepunta Donald J Pliner Eton Eyebobs Fish Hippie Gardeur Gravati Happy Socks Hickey Freeman Hiltl Incotex Jack Black Jack Victor Jan Leslie Johnnie-O John Varvatos Star Usa

Honored by Esquire

For more than three-quarters of a century, Esquire magazine has been advising men on how to look great, and for two decades John Craig has been helping men follow that advice. Once again, John Craig has earned a spot on Esquire’s prestigious Retail 100 list, which recognizes the finest menswear specialty stores in the country. Come see why we’re one of the few stores to consistently receive this distinguished honor.

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Foodie heaven

A plethora of sights and smells will greet you when you step inside Locale Market, a 20,000-square-foot foodie haven in St. Petersburg curated by chefs Michael Mina and Don Pintabona. Dine-in on farm-to-table fare or pick up provisions (pots and pans too!) to prepare gourmet meals at home—it’s up to you. Here’s a glimpse: Organic produce is artfully stacked, creating a colorful palette that will surely tempt your palate. Deeply marbled steaks, mouthwatering sausages and locally raised pork and poultry await carnivores at the butcher shop. The seafood department features fin fare caught from nearby waterways. Baked goods are always fresh from the oven, while the dessert shop offers 12 varieties of gelato and other indulgences to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Feel like grabbing a bite? FarmTable Kitchen plates only “farm-and-gulf-to-table fare” prepared daily. The chefs are committed to sourcing the best ingredients from local growers, and they use the same meats, handmade pastas and fresh breads found in the market. Special occasion coming up? Treat yourself and up to nine guests to a FarmTable Kitchen Experience, an exclusive eight-course chef’s tasting dinner in the intimate private dining room within the kitchen. Locale Market, 179 2nd Ave. North, St. Petersburg, 727.523.6300;

the john craig guide Mix it up in 2016

Color authority Pantone has “doubled down” this year, introducing for the first time twin “it” colors. The blending of powdery blue “Serenity” and “Rose Quartz,” a soft pink, has been chosen as the Color(s) of the Year. Traditionally used to symbolize male and female, this year’s selections transcend gender, as the cooler tranquil blue and the warmer rose tone have become true unisex colors. Rose Quartz conveys “compassion and a sense of composure,” says Pantone, while Serenity brings “feelings of respite and relaxation.” Together, the pastel pairing creates a sense of calm. Expect the soft hues to pop up in every 2016 collection for spring and summer—you’ll find them as solid tones as well as accent colors in sportcoats and jackets, ties and pocket squares, and polos and dress shirts. Wear both shades with confidence. These colors make a statement: They say you have style.

Ask Mr. Etiquette

Craig DeLongy explains how to sail through life without giving offense. An otherwise charming colleague wouldn’t dream of interrupting a business meeting to take a cell phone call, but he thinks nothing of texting during a meeting! If this keeps up they’ll put me in prison for what I’ll do, and I don’t look good in either stripes or orange. — Furious in Fort Myers You make an excellent point. Texting during a presentation is just as rude as interrupting a person. You wouldn’t talk over someone else, would you? Texts should be relegated to outside the meeting room—no texting under the table! If you must bring your phone with you into the conference room, set it to silent. (Even phone vibrations can be disruptive.) Another no-no: constantly looking at your cell phone instead of making eye contact.

the art of crafts

trunk shows Trunk shows give you the opportunity to meet representatives and purchase items from some of your favorite brands. Join us!

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February 24, Jupiter: Robert Talbott, Samuelsohn

MArch 16–17, Winter park: Hickey Freeman, Magnanni

FEBRUARY 25, 3RD STREET: Robert Talbott, Samuelsohn

MArch 17–18, 3rd Street: Eton, Canali, Ferragamo

FEBRUARY 26, BONITA SPRINGS: Robert Talbott, Samuelsohn

MARCH 18–19, PONTE VEDRA: Hickey Freeman, Magnanni

FEBRUARY 27, ST. PETERSBURG: Robert Talbott, Samuelsohn

MArch 19, St. Petersburg: Eton, Canali, Ferragamo

MARCH 2–3, WINTER PARK: Samuelsohn

MARCH 23, JUPITER: Gardeur, Hiltl

MArch 4, Bonita Springs: Cigars and Bourbon


MArch 9, Jupiter: Hickey Freeman, Magnanni

MARCH 24–25, 3RD STREET: Luciano Barbera, Donald J Pliner

MArch 10, 3rd Street: Hickey Freeman, Magnanni

MARCH 26, WINTER PARK: Gardeur, Hiltl, Donald J Pliner

MArch 10, Jupiter: Eton, Canali, Ferragamo

APRIL 7–8, 3RD STREET: Peter Millar

MArch 11, bonita Springs: Hickey Freeman, Magnanni


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APRIL 14, ST. PETERSBURG: Peter Millar

MArch 12, St. petersburg: Hickey Freeman, Magnanni

APRIL 15, WINTER PARK: Peter Millar APRIL 16, PONTE VEDRA: Peter Millar

If you order a beer in any respectable bar in America, the malted beverage you’re offered will likely have a name like “Mephistopheles Stout” or “Dead Guy Ale.” Chances are good it will have been brewed not in big steel vats in St. Louis but in small batches two towns over. Freestyle American craft beers made by small, independently owned breweries are the rage all across the U.S. You already know the fab four, but here are some obscure facts about each that you might not know: Lager Whoever coined the phrase “pop open a cold one” was probably drinking a lager, a name derived from the German word “lagern” meaning “to store.” Lagers are both processed and stored at low temperatures before they’re sold. Try Sierra Nevada’s Nooner Pilsner—chilled, of course. Pale Ale Something borrowed, something brewed. One of the most popular craft beer varieties in the U.S. today, pales actually date back to early-1700s England. Back then, malts were roasted with coke (the fuel derived from coal, not the beverage). For a great American pale ale, pop open a Deschutes Brewery’s Mirror Pond Pale Ale and enjoy! Amber Call it the pursuit of hoppiness. Once synonymous with pale ale, amber made the jump to the next level when brewers in the early 1900s began to add more hops, a flowery and flavorful preservative, to their recipes. For a burst of flavor, be sure to try Tröegs Nugget Nectar. Stout You may feel full with this heavy brew, but you’re not drinking a day’s worth of calories. The average stout contains just one more calorie per ounce than most mainstream light beers. So go ahead and have another. Give Firestone Walker Brewing’s Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout a try.

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Clockwise from top left, jeans by DL 1961, socks by Happy Socks and Robert Graham, shoes and sandals by OluKai, watches by Shinola. Opposite, shoes and belt by Salvatore Ferragamo.

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With luxurious textures and smart silhouettes, this season’s offerings make the case for elegant nonchalance.


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child’s first glimpse into a kaleidoscope—like the first time he spins and makes himself dizzy—can be a mind-expanding moment of discovery. “I still remember the sense of wonder I felt,” says Milan-based designer Andrea Pompilio, now heading into his third year as creative consultant for Canali. That’s why he showed different-sized slow-mo videos within a fragmented kaleidoscope image as a backdrop at a recent Fashion Week as his models strode across the catwalk to show off the line’s spring/summer 2016 offerings for men. That way, people could appreciate the overall impact of each jacket, sportcoat, suit or other garment while also seeing Canali’s relentlessly meticulous attention to fine tailoring and detail. Indeed, this family company has been a synonym for tailor-made Italian luxury since it was launched in 1934. Today it boasts ultramodern manufacturing facilities and some 1,800 employees worldwide, but it remains the essence of what makes “Made in Italy” a cherished label. For Canali, the values of wearability and comfort are always in harmony with the ideals of top-quality materials and precise craftsmanship. The Canali man? He’s a creature of kaleidoscopically changing moods, as the images at left suggest. “He’s a free spirit, audacious and unconventional, who plays with a casual elegance rich in details and opulent textile fabrics,” Pompilio has said. There’s always room for whimsy, but never for the haphazard. And a constant emphasis on innovation keeps the brand’s vision fresh, as it surely is for this season.

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the leading man

Rascal with class Actor Johnny Depp likes to ignore the rules and lose himself completely in a role. This abandon is reflected in his personal style too. By Timothy Kelley


above. And even when it’s theoretically a bit too much, he’ll somehow look great. On occasion, Depp’s film roles provide inspiration for his sartorial choices—consciously or not. When he turned up at the recent premiere for the movie Black Mass wearing a high-decibel, peach-colored suit, people wondered if he’d taken the role of gangster Whitey Bulger too much to heart. But he has also incorporated a pirate motif suggested by his costume as Captain Jack Sparrow, the character he’s played in the popular Pirates of the Caribbean series since 2003. “There’s only one man who can look red carpet-ready in a pirate kilt, caftan, handkerchief and cowboy hat, worn all at the same time and topped off with a gold chain or eleven,” wrote Details magazine not long ago. “And that man is Johnny Depp.” Like any true original, Depp is an exciting, unpredictable amalgam of influences. And he’s always worth watching.

There’s a bit of the rocker in film star Johnny Depp, who played guitar in garage bands before he ever memorized lines from a script. But there’s also a soulful intensity—seen in this hatted, necklaced, bespectacled and tattooed Depp of 2013—that makes him a potent performer in demanding movie roles.

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f attitude is all you’ve got, watch out. But if you’ve got attitude plus integrity and tons of talent, let the world watch out. That’s the way it is with Johnny Depp. This handsome, sometimes feisty actor first caught our eye in the ’80s Fox police show 21 Jump Street. Since then he’s ruffled feathers from time to time—and worn them too. As an actor he’s known for going deep, for being less concerned with box office than with thinking— and playing—outside the proverbial box. And he’s similarly intense about what he wears. “There’s something that’s authentic about Johnny, and you can see it in his eyes,” said Council of Fashion Designers of America President Diane von Furstenberg in 2012, when the group made Depp the first male recipient of its Fashion Icon Award. “He’s nice and naughty.” Depp’s affinity for accessories is well known. He’ll sport a hat, a scarf, a necklace, a bracelet, a bandana, purple sunglasses or maybe all of the

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the cat’s meow

Think you know Jaguar? It’s time to re-think. The F-type S two-seater combines classic inspiration with a sassy new spirit. And in 2016 it comes in a 6-speed manual transmission, delighting those who still prize the art of driving.


hen Ian Callum was a kid in Scotland, he wrote to Jaguar seeking tips on becoming a car designer and got a reply advising him to study technical drawing. It took a few decades and a few other automotive stops along the way, but today he is Jag’s chief designer. This elegantly sculpted two-seater shows that he hasn’t forgotten the brand’s sporty tradition.

The ’16 is the first Jag sports car to use electric powerassisted steering (EPAS), controversial with driving purists. Company engineers believe it now outshines the hydraulic alternative (for example, it can be programmed to adapt to different ambient temperatures) without compromising that sports car feel.

The 3.0-liter engine boasts 380 horsepower at 6,500 rpm; it takes just 5.1 seconds to get from 0 to 60. And when you’re toodling to the gym, won’t it be secret fun to know that if the laws allowed, you could be getting there at 171 mph?

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Matte black and chrome exterior trim helps give this Jaguar its elegantly assertive look.

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There’s driver-selectable “active sport exhaust” with center-mounted dual exhaust pipes, just in case there’s any question about this beast’s authority on the road. Vr-rooom!

Customers used to pay extra for configurable dynamic controls (such as interior lighting with five color choices) and 14-way power seats, but this year they’re standard on the F-type S.

This year’s F-type features an upgraded “infotainment” system and an app that lets you simply tap your smartphone to operate locks, windows, remote start, climate control—and a beep-and-flash in case you’ve forgotten where you parked your Jag.

The S is impeccably dressed— right down to the floor with 19-inch Propeller alloy wheels. And thanks to the Jaguar highperformance braking system with black calipers, these wheels can stop almost on a shilling. A recent test put the 70 mph-to-zero braking space at less than 150 feet, competitive with the industry’s best.

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Plaid sportcoat by Samuelsohn, shirt by Eton, tie by Robert Talbott, pocket square by Carrot & Gibbs, sunglasses by Prada.

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Patterned sportcoat and white sport shirt by Robert Graham, pocket square by Dion, trousers by Zanella.


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Suit by Hickey Freeman, dress shirt by Eton, tie by Salvatore Ferragamo, pocket square by Carrot & Gibbs, shoes by Magnanni.

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Sportcoat by Canali, sport shirt by Stone Rose, pocket square by Carrot & Gibbs, sunglasses by Persol.

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Sportcoat by Samuelsohn, plaid sport shirt by Peter Millar Collection, pants by Gardeur, loafers by Cole Haan.


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Sportcoat by Robert Graham, sport shirt by Stone Rose, shorts by Peter Millar, loafers by Salvatore Ferragamo.

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Sportcoat by Canali, sport shirt by Sand, pocket square by Carrot & Gibbs, boutonnière by Hook & Albert, trousers by Zanella, shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo.


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Blue sportcoat by Canali, striped sport shirt by Stone Rose, pocket square by John Craig, sunglasses by Ray-Ban.

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a rock and a hardscape

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What’s your pleasure? A Zen-like meditation garden? A luxurious poolside sanctuary? A lush spot for entertaining? In the hands of a talented landscape architect, natural stone helps define a garden, adding texture and contrast and providing the perfect foil for plants and flowers.

Stacked stone walls surround this intimate garden “room,” which is punctuated by a delightfully weathered stone pedestal and ribbed planter.


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This page, natural stone in neutral shades of grey enhances the sophisticated yet relaxed personality of this poolscape and outdoor living space. Opposite, pyramid-shaped stone finials, found at an antiques shop, stand in contrast to the graceful curves of the boxwood hedges below.

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This page, a stone Buddha sculpture serves as the focal point of a tranquil meditation space that borrows elements of classic Japanese garden design. Opposite, a meandering stone wall provides structure to a sculpted hillside while also creating one of the best seats in the “house.”

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the sporting life

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Golf has a Gaelic accent at Lahinch on Ireland’s windy west coast. Just don’t let that medieval castle ruin your game! By Michael Hiller


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he world has plenty of good golf courses—usually big, sweeping swaths of land that hug coastlines, hike up rocky slopes, pierce clouds and creep through timber. But there aren’t a lot of great ones, the kind that grab you from the first hole, squeeze you in the middle and draw you in so deep you can’t imagine playing anywhere better. Lahinch is one of them. Lahinch Golf Club, a 124-year-old golf course on the southwest coast of Ireland, is among the world’s finest. And you don’t go to Lahinch to gamble in a casino, dine in the Michelin-star restaurant or lie on a sandy beach (even though it’s one of Ireland’s foremost surfing locations). You go hoping to find that quintessential Irish golf experience that swirls in the back of your mind: emerald green grasses, salty ocean spray and heavy clouds cracking open with drenching rains that soak deep into your bones and can only be warmed by a peat fire and old whiskey. Standing on the third tee box of the Old Course at Lahinch Golf Club

recently, the churning Atlantic over my left shoulder and the Number 2 green to my right, I found it easy to pretend that golf originated here, in Ireland, rather than in Scotland, a few hundred miles east across the Irish Sea. A 30 mile-anhour rainstorm whipped in off the ocean, first slapping my ball off its wooden tee, then batting the tee shot into knee-deep rough. I popped the ball back to the fairway on my second shot, where it bounced between uneven patches of turf and soil as if the course were a pachinko machine. I saved par with a punch shot to the left edge of the green, allowing the wind to nudge the ball close to the hole for a tap-in. The rain stopped when my foursome reached the par-5 fourth hole, a narrow fairway that threads to a green tucked directly behind a 35-foot-tall sand dune known as Klondyke Hill. A burly man stood atop the dune, directing traffic. When he waved his red flag, I hit. My approach shot had to fly over the dune then land softly on the other side. “Sorry, lad,” the flag man called to me as I hiked to the

green. “The wind got the best of it.” The par-3 fifth hole is no less of a challenge: a 154-yard blind shot to a sunken green surrounded by yet more tall dunes. “There’s an old Irish saying about golf,” says the innkeeper of the Vaughan Lodge, a popular hotel near the golf course. “It says, ‘There’s no links without the sea, and no golf without the wind.’ And no one knew this better than Old Tom Morris.” Morris, of course, was the original designer of the Old Course at Lahinch (he didn’t take all the credit— he said Lahinch was the finest natural links course he’d ever seen) and also of another classic: the Jubilee Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. By the time my group walked off the 18th hole, we were humbled, sodden, exhausted—yet eager to play it again. But that would have to wait because Lahinch is more than a one-horse town. Across the street from the Old Course lies the Castle Course, a shorter, flatter 18-hole sibling punctuated by the ruins of a 14thcentury castle. And we played that next.

Clockwise from top: The single remaining wall of Dough Castle (1306) provides a dramatic backdrop to the seventh hole on Lahinch’s Castle Course. Famous for golf since the 1890s, Lahinch also has become a popular international surfing destination. Goats have roamed across the links since the early 1900s and continue to be a source of amusement to visitors. Stunningly beautiful scenery is an added bonus. A traditional heavy-on-the-protein Irish breakfast is required before hitting the links. Consider yourself lucky if you get this close. The shorter Castle Course can serve as a warmup for its bigger sibling, the Old Course, across the road.


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This beachy bastion of celebrities is gaining new fame for for the wines it produces. By Josh Sens


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n the early 1980s, while working as a studio musician in Nashville, Elliott Dolin did his share of California dreaming. But those reveries involved the Beach Boys, not buttery chardonnay. “All I pictured was fun, fun, fun, with lots of surf and sunshine,” says Dolin, 65. “Wine wasn’t even in the back of my mind.”
By the middle of the decade, though, Dolin had left behind his life as a versatile bass player, recording with such legends as Johnny Cash and John Prine. He’d embraced a new existence in Los Angeles, where he took a job as a real estate broker and fell in with a group of wine enthusiasts. Over regular business luncheons, Dolin saw his wine horizons widen. His palate sharpened. A passion developed. In 1998, he and his wife Lynn moved to Malibu, the upscale seameets-mountains city just north of

Santa Monica. Now better known around the world as an affluent hideaway for celebrities, Malibu was once recognized as a bright star in the wine world—it welcomed its first vineyards in the early 1800s. Though most of those vineyards were lost during Prohibition, the climate and the soil remained ideal for grape growing. The Dolins understood that promise when they planted 900 vines of chardonnay on a small, southwardfacing plot behind their home. Their first year of production, in 2009, was a bootstrapping test run, carried out at a custom-crush facility just up the coast. The result was so successful that the couple upped their ante, hiring a respected winemaker from the Santa Ynez Valley to help fine-tune their operation. Mission accomplished. Their second release, a 2010 Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards chardonnay, won a coveted Double Gold Medal from the San Francisco Chronicle, beating

out such iconic Napa Valley labels as Rombauer and Cakebread. “Before you knew it we’d made that leap from ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be nice to have a vineyard?’ to ‘Let’s try to make a serious go at this,’” Dolin says. Not that Malibu wines were a slamdunk sell. “When people think Malibu, they tend to think of movie stars and celebrities in big homes by the beach,” Dolin says. “But I always say if you turn your back to the beach you’re staring up at the mountains, and that’s an entirely different side of Malibu.” Joining forces with other Malibu vintners, the Dolins worked to raise the profile of a region whose temperate coastal climate and volcanic soils are comparable to swaths of Napa and Sonoma. As part of their efforts, they applied to have Malibu recognized as its own grape-growing appellation—a designation that was awarded in the summer of 2014. At 46 miles long and

Clockwise from top: Colcanyon Estate has made its mark with award-winning merlot, cabernet sauvignon and Bordeaux-varietal blends. Elliott Dolin of Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards rocks out on the bass guitar during the first annual Malibu Wine Festival. Flowing wine is always a welcome sight for enthusiasts. Dolin shows off a bottle of pinot noir from his vineyard. The stunning view of Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards. The perfect pairing: great wine with fresh fruit, cheese and crackers. Wine tasting has become a favorite pastime in Malibu.


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| grape eight miles wide, the Malibu Coast American Viticultural Area stretches through the Santa Monica mountains, its boundaries touching on Hollywood, Thousand Oaks and Beverly Hills. It includes such noted wineries as Montage Vineyards, a respected producer of chardonnay and pinot noir, and Colcanyon Estate, a property that has made its mark with award-winning merlot, cabernet sauvignon and Bordeaux-varietal blends. To drive the winding roads through the coastal mountains here is to stumble on delightful day-tripper destinations like Malibu Wines, where a tasting room opens onto sylvan picnic grounds. With Malibu real estate prices at a premium, vineyard acres aren’t easy to come by, so a number of local vintners acquire additional fruit from beyond the appellation. The Dolins, for instance, make a subtle pinot noir with grapes from Santa Barbara, as well as a Central Valley-sourced rosé. But their estate chardonnay, drawn from their original Malibu plantings, remains a Dolin signature, a complex wine that holds up as nicely as a summer sipper as it does as a companion to food. “If you told me all those years ago that this is what I’d end up doing, I never would have believed it,” Dolin says. It just goes to show that you never know where a dream may take you.

TASTING NOTES 2013 Dolin Estate Chardonnay $39 Judicious use of oak lends dimension to this well-structured white, which exudes hints of pear and vanilla on the nose. Those flavors give way to pineapple and citrus on the palate and resolve into a clean, smooth finish. A great warm-weather wine, perfect with seafood or grilled vegetables. 2009 Colcanyon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon $39 This lush, full-bodied red suggests ripe plums and dark cherries on the nose but plays on the palate in a medley of oak and summer berries. With its fruit-forward profile, it pairs beautifully with hearty roasts and braises.

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2011 Montage Vineyards Seven Sons Syrah $45 An intriguing dark red in color, the supple wine gives off complex aromatics that mingle hints of blueberry with clove and other wintry spices. Its round structure feels almost silky on the palate, which gives way to a long, smooth, berry-inflected finish. Clockwise from top: Malibu grapes have produced several awardwinning wines. Everyone knows the beverage of choice in this sea-meets-mountains city. This merlot from Colcanyon Estate won a bronze medal at the San Francisco International Wine Festival. Wine connoisseurs enjoy the Malibu Wine Festival. Jim Palmer shows off a gold medal winner from Malibu Vineyards.


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Artisanal agave In honor of National Tequila Day, July 24, we serve up a half-dozen of the top tequilas in the world. Salud! By Virginie Boone


here’s one drink with an eponymous anthem all its own: tequila. Recorded by the Champs in 1958—a time when this liquor was barely available in the U.S.—the sax-driven instrumental with the random yelps of “tequila!” seeped into brain cells as powerfully as a stiff drink. Back then Jose Cuervo was just about the only brand known. How things have changed!

Tequila Ley .925 Ultra Premium Extra Añejo Pasión Azteca It’s the bottle, not the tequila inside, that drives the price of Ley .925. The Diamond Sterling Bottle (or La Ley del Diamante), which boasts 4,000 diamonds set in a five-pound platinum bottle designed by Mexican artist Fernando Altamirano, fetches $3.5 million. A more reasonable option offered by the distiller, Hacienda La Capilla: the $225,000 version pictured, which is handcrafted in gold and pure platinum. Only 33 bottles were made, and each comes encased in a leather box with a series of pictures of the original Pasión Azteca by Mexican painter Alejandro Gomez Oropeza.

Gran Patrón Platinum Silver Tequila Among the producer’s higher-end offerings, triple-distilled and aged in oak to become both smooth and full-bodied, this is a remarkably citrus-tinged drink, with bursts of fresh agave and black pepper. Each bottle is crafted from crystal and hand-numbered, cradled in an elegant black case. It is a sultry sipping tequila priced at $195.

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Partida Elegante Extra Añejo Gran Reserva The top of Partida’s line, priced at $350 a bottle and limited in production, Elegante is aged a minimum of 40 months in American oak. Complex and velvety, it combines brooding layers of black pepper, toasted oak and dark chocolate around a persistence of almond, caramel, vanilla and coffee. It even suggests the undeniable goodness of maple butter and bourbon. Handcrafted, with each bottle numbered, it comes with a crystal decanter stopper and a sterling silver charm (called the Partida Tequila Spirit Bird) around the bottle’s neck. It makes an impressive gift.

Now there’s no drink that’s hotter; nearly 14 million cases of tequila were sold nationally in 2014, and sales keep climbing at an average yearly rate of 5.6 percent. Some of that growth has been powered by the priciest bottles—pure artisanal versions with price tags upwards of $300. Tequila is made from agave azul tequilana Weber, or blue agave, a Mexican plant with ties to the lily family that can take from eight to 10

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years to mature. (Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from more than 30 varieties of agave, including blue agave.) Just as bubbly must come from the Champagne region of France to officially be called Champagne, tequila must be produced in specific areas of Mexico. The spiky succulent is grown primarily in Jalisco, but the official tequila region extends into parts of four adjoining states. To make tequila, the pineapple-shaped piñas (hearts) of the agave plant are harvested by hand with a machete-like knife, cleaned and cut into pieces, then slowly baked, a process that extracts the sweet agave juice, converting its starches into sugars. The piñas are then mashed to separate the juice from the pulp, and the juice is mixed with yeast and fermented into alcohol. Water is used to cut the distillate to about 80 proof. Classifications have to do with how long the tequila is aged. Blanco or white tequila isn’t aged at all; reposado (which means “restful”) spends at least two months in oak; añejo (Spanish for “mature”) is wood-aged for a year or more; and extra añejo (a new classification added in 2006) is barrel-aged for more than three years. Since blanco never touches oak, it

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Rey Sol Extra-Aged Añejo Double-distilled and then aged six years in French oak barrels by Tequila San Matías de Jalisco, this dark-hued tequila in a smiling-face bottle (designed by Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante) carries a $250 price tag. The aging lends a smoothness that’s deliciously sublime on the palate, with a taste of chocolate and hazelnut. It’s hearty enough to stand up to red meat—or serve it as an accompaniment to dessert and coffee.

delivers the purest notes of agave, while añejo features deeper, woodier, tannic notes layered over the agave. All of the varieties have a place in mixology—or can be sipped straight. For a long while, the only brands available in the U.S. were adulterated “mixto” tequilas, which could contain up to 49 percent non-agave sugars—the kind more likely to give you a nasty headache the next day. (Remember those tequila-fueled nights in college? You were probably drinking mixto.) In the 1950s, singer and actor Bing Crosby and his buddy Phil Harris, both of whom knew their way around a tequila bottle, started their own import company specifically to bring in Herradura, a 100 percent blue agave tequila they discovered on a trip to Mexico. It would be the only “pure” tequila available north of that nation for the next few decades, positioned as a sipping tequila rather than a cocktail ingredient. Read about Herradura’s extra añejo at right below—along with five other standout tequilas on these pages. They are all, of course, made with 100 percent blue agave.

Casamigos Reposado Yes, this is George Clooney’s tequila, a partnership with friends Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman. More importantly, it’s a damn fine, small-batch, entirely legit tequila, made by a master distiller in Jalisco. The Casamigos team slow-cooks its piñas for three days and gives it an extra slow fermentation as well, looking to further capture the purity and intrigue of the plant. It’s then aged in American oak. The reposado ($50) is a caramel-laden and smoothly textured quaff that will go down easy after dinner, on the rocks, finishing with a hit of cinnamon stick that lingers on the tongue. No salt or lime required.

Herradura Selección Suprema Extra Añejo This caramel-colored concoction ($350) comes entirely from the Casa Herradura estate in Jalisco, the piñas cooked for 26 hours in stone and brick ovens. This is when the plants become dark orange in color and give off an intensely sweet aroma and flavor. After fermentation, the tequila is aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for four years. Upon release it becomes a celebration of vanilla, crème caramel and apple pie, with additional seasonings of citrus and allspice. Enjoy over ice.


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tuscan treasure

On a hill overlooking Florence, the luxe villa Il Salviatino promises a soothing immersion in the rural charms of the Renaissance. By Everett Potter

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he glories of Florence are legion, from walking awestruck through the Uffizi Gallery to marveling at the Duomo, the 15th-century cathedral with a spectacular dome designed by Brunelleschi that lies at the heart of this Renaissance city. Not to mention daily samplings of the world’s best gelato. But at day’s end, instead of staying in the marvelous but often congested heart of town, the cognoscenti head for the hills of neighboring Fiesole. Barely 15 minutes from the Duomo by taxi (assuming a local is at the wheel), Fiesole offers a tranquil aerie ideal for contemplating the marvels of Florence. And there’s no better place to make your overnight base than a spectacularly restored villa there called Il Salviatino. Long the favored hillside summer retreat of wealthy Florentine families and British writers such as Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Fiesole was the birthplace of Renaissance painter Fra Angelico. It features Etruscan and Roman ruins and a Roman theater that is still used today. Il Salviatino dates from the 15th century—it was once the home of the Bardi family of bankers. The years have brought many owners and several additions, including a tower, a conservatory and gardens. But for nearly half a century,

until 2007, it housed students for Stanford University’s overseas branch. That’s when veteran hotelier Marcello Pignozzo bought the run-down villa masquerading as a dorm, hired award-winning architect Luciano Columbo and poured millions of euros into restoring the buildings and the gardens. When they finished in 2010, they had 45 exquisite guest rooms and suites, some retaining 19th-century frescoes, along with public areas festooned with fine paintings and a blend of antique and modern furniture. Think of this as a country house hotel at the edge of the city. There is no check-in desk. Instead, you will be met, escorted and coddled throughout your stay by so-called “service ambassadors,” which is a bit like having a flock of concierges hovering just out of sight. This remarkably restored and reimagined villa has oak floors, red carpets, silver candelabras and a staircase in the entrance fit for a 1940s Hollywood movie. If there’s a favorite room, it might be the grand library, with Chesterfield sofas begging you to sit and read a book or maybe just contemplate the grandeur. The guest rooms are decorated in muted browns and yellows, the look classic and a tad conservative, and the marble bathrooms are opulent indeed. For those seeking a bit

more, there are suites to satisfy every fantasy. The top-floor Ojetti suite is on three levels with a glass-floored rooftop conservatory and a Jacuzzi overlooking the distant rooftops of Florence. There is a terraced pool area with three infinity pools that’s open from mid-April to mid-October, and pampering is available at the Spa Il Salviatino. During the summer, you can dine alfresco at La Terraza, which exudes a certain expected formality with its white linen-covered chairs—even with gravel underfoot. The designated dining room, Le Serre, offers more regimented gastronomy. And when it’s time to go into Florence there’s a shuttle that conveniently leaves you next to the Duomo. Il Salviatino is refreshingly 21st century when it comes to conveniences, and your room will have a Bose sound system, an iPod dock and a full-length mirror that conceals a TV. Yet what you’re likely to remember are not the electronics but the 12 acres of formal gardens and the private park that surround the hotel, as well as distant views of Brunelleschi’s dome framed by ancient pine trees. That is the true essence of Italian luxury. Il Salviatino, Via del Salviatino 21, Fiesole, Florence, Tuscany, Italy (00 39 055 904 1111;


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YOUR OWN DRONE You probably won’t want your kids to play with this “toy.” The DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K quadcopter drone is like a flying tripod with a stabilized camera, allowing you to shoot 4K video at up to 30 frames per second and capture 12-megapixel photos. You can track its location on a live map and bring it back to you with the touch of a button. Just stay away from the White House lawn. $1,259


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SOCIAL MEDIA ACCESSORY See how many “likes” your photos get when you use use the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens with your iPhone 6/6S or iPhone 6/6S Plus. The fish-eye and wide-angle lenses are perfect for snapping group selfies (or photographing landscapes), while the 10x macro and 15x macro lenses let you capture crystal-clear closeups. You’ll be the talk of Twitter. $79.99


Of course you really don’t need a drone or a new set of speakers, but you’ll probably want one of these cool picks.

WAY BETTER THAN BEATS It’s a tradeoff no more: The new Sennheiser Momentum on-ear wireless headphones let you leave the cables behind and still enjoy the same crisp, high-def sound. They’re easy on the eyes too, sporting sleek stainless steel sliders and super-plush ear cushions. $399.95


VIRTUAL REALITY BECOMES REAL The long-awaited Oculus Rift arrives in July. Prepare to have your visual cortex hacked. As far as your brain is concerned, there’s no difference between experiencing something on this revolutionary virtual-reality headset and experiencing it in the real world. There’s not much more to say, except that it’s Windows-compatible only. $599



SOUND SHOWCASE Estelon takes speaker design to a new level with the Extreme, a towering (more than six-and-a-half-feet!), curvaceous sculpture that delivers rich, dynamic, immersive sound. Close your eyes and you’ll think you’re listening to a live performance. $260,000 a pair




NOW THAT’S A WINE OPENER Want to have a glass of wine without committing to the whole bottle? You can—with the Coravin Model Two Wine System, which lets you pour wine without removing the cork! A thin, hollow needle passes through the foil and cork; the bottle is pressurized and the wine pours. Afterward, the cork reseals itself and what’s left in the bottle never comes in contact with oxygen. It just may transform the way you drink wine. $349.95

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STEALTH SECURITY You will sleep better at night—and worry less during the day—knowing that the Amaryllo iCamPRO FHD is on duty in your home. The security camera tracks moving objects (read: intruders) and monitors sound, sending you a text message (and taking a snapshot) when the motion or audio sensors are triggered. And, thanks to its 360 degrees of rotation, you can place it anywhere in a room and maintain the correct viewing angle. $249.90

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