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LEVY’S FALL FASHIONS BEAUTIFUL BERMUDA

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO STYLE

FORMALWEAR 101 BOUTIQUE BOXING LEE BRICE HOUND-WORTHY HOMES

LEE BRICE: DRESS LIKE A ROCK STAR BOUTIQUE BOXING 5 HOUNDWORTHY HOMES ROYALTY REBORN IN BERMUDA

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the good life

FEATURES formalwear 101 | 14 Take these tips to ensure you’ll score high grades—sartorially speaking—at this season’s most important holiday events.

Dogged design | 42 Top interior designers show no fear of furdotted furniture—and, unapologetically, let their homes go to the dogs.

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DEPARTMENTS Memo | 4 When fall arrives, fashion only gets more exciting at Levy’s.

The levy’s Guide | 9 Why Hollywood loves Hudson Jeans...Joshua Trent’s made-to-measure clothing...rockin’ with country star Lee Brice…and much more.

ESSENTIALS | 16 It’s never been easier to refresh your look—and have some fun too.

FITNESS | 52 Why is “boutique boxing” so popular? It’s great exercise, and the bag won’t knock you flat.

ROOM KEY | 56 After a $100 million restoration, Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess is looking—and feeling—more splendidly royal than ever.

In good company | 60 See why Nashville Fashion Week was a time to remember!

MUSIC | 64

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Your next journey deserves a memorable soundtrack, and these breakthrough artists belong in the queue.

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ON THE COVER: Levy’s dressed country music star Lee Brice for the cover of “Boy,” the first single off his self-titled studio album scheduled for release this November.

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MEMO LEVY’S 3900 HILLSBORO PIKE, SUITE 36 NASHVILLE, TN 37215 615.383.2800 WWW.LEVYSCLOTHES.COM STORE HOURS MONDAY TO SATURDAY: 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. THURSDAY: 10 A.M. TO 7 P.M. SUNDAY: 1 P.M. TO 5 P.M. (NOV. 19 TO DEC. 24) EDITORIAL DIRECTOR DAVID LEVY Editor RITA GUARNA

Our favorite time of year sneak peeks

Jean therapy! p. 9

Local pride! p. 24

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e think of new beginnings upon spring’s arrival, but in fall, fashion is first on our minds. That’s because there’s something very exciting about wearing warm sweaters and jackets on a cool day or sliding on a pair of boots for a family hayride. You’ll see our enthusiasm translated in the pages of this fall/winter edition of Levy’s magazine. But you’ll also get a fashion thrill in our store—when you see the new selections in person and when you speak with our associates. Those connections, we believe, separate us from online shopping. Recently, the National Retail Federation released its inaugural report by Toluna Analytics that finds “brick-and-mortar stores are still the cornerstone of American retail.” The report adds that only about a fifth of U.S. consumers are primarily online shoppers; more than threequarters are shopping at brick-and-mortar stores just as much or more than last year, and the majority go to stores because they prefer to shop there. Clothing shoppers are one of the largest segments of consumers seeking a store experience versus online, the study says. We never take positive news for granted, so you will always see new ways to shop at Levy’s. Take, for example, J Trent men’s shirts. The brand was launched by two millenials who studied men’s anatomy for two years and came up with 99 shirt sizes that fit 95 percent of all men. When you

shop at Levy’s, five minutes is all you need to find your own unique “Personalized Fit”—and you’ll have a made-for-you shirt in less than two weeks. And if you’re not part of that 95 percent, J Trent will make you a customized shirt for a one-time fee. We’re also excited about Joshua Trent, which delivers custom men’s suits, sport coats, pants and topcoats in about two weeks. Joshua Trent features personalization that surpasses most other brands in the industry. Read more about the two on page 9. And there are many more wonderful features in our magazine. We are especially thrilled to present “Royalty Reborn” on page 56. We enjoyed our honeymoon at the Hamilton Princess in Bermuda and are ready to return for a second honeymoon! Earlier in the year, we were named The Legacy Award winner by Nashville Fashion Week. See pictures on page 60 of the awards dinner. However, we won’t take that honor for granted: We will continue to work hard every day to earn your trust and friendship and always have your as well as the Nashville community’s best interest at heart. Whether you are a longtime customer or someone who has never visited the store, we hope to see you soon and allow us to show you what a wonderful experience you will have when you trust us with your sartorial needs. Do come by in November and December for the latest in fashions and for our now famous Soup Saturdays, which take place Dec. 2–23.

Art Director STEPHEN M. VITARBO managing Editor LANCE DEBLER Associate Editor DARIUS AMOS Editorial assistant ALENA WOODS art assistant YVONNE MARKI Contributing Editors LEE LUSARDI CONNOR, MARISA SANDORA Contributing Photographer DANIEL SPRINGSTON PUBLISHING STAFF Publisher SHAE MARCUS National Brand Manager MONICA DELLI SANTI Director of Production and Circulation CHRISTINE HAMEL Advertising Services Manager JACQUELYNN FISCHER Senior Art Director, Agency Services KIJOO KIM Production/Art Assistant ALANNA GIANNANTONIO Accounting AGNES ALVES, MEGAN FRANK PUBLISHED BY Chairman CARROLL V. DOWDEN President & CEO MARK DOWDEN Senior Vice Presidents SHAE MARCUS, CARL OLSEN Vice Presidents NIGEL EDELSHAIN, RITA GUARNA, CHRISTINE HAMEL LEVY’S Magazine is published twice a year by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in association with Levy’s. Copyright © 2017 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, LEVY’S, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.782.5730; email rita.guarna@wainscotmedia.com. The magazine is not responsible for the return or loss of unsolicited submissions. Subscription Services: To change an address or request a subscription, write to Subscriptions, LEVY’S Circulation Department, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.573.5541; email christine.hamel@wainscotmedia.com.

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LEVY’S GUIDE MAKING WAVES IN THE JEAN POOL

WHERE ART MEETS CRAFT

Few brands symbolize impeccable taste and superior craftsmanship like Gucci. The company traces its roots to 1920s Florence, where it began as a purveyor of high-end small leather-goods, introducing the iconic horse-bit loafer in 1953. The popularity of that shoe endures, thanks to its butter-soft leather and hint of glamour, and these days Gucci offers new, creative takes on its signature loafer, along with so much more. From dragon appliqué, metallic snakeskin sneakers to brown leather brogues featuring the iconic red and green stripe, the shoes work everywhere from the bar to the boardroom—anywhere men want to look sharp and stand out. A Gucci shoe will you get noticed. Stop into Levy’s to check out our huge selection of Gucci shoes and discover why this Italian luxury brand has stood the test of time.

Peter S. Kim is covered with tattoos and considered a quiet guy—not quite how one would imagine a corporate CEO. Then again, his product, Hudson Jeans, is also unlike many others. Hudson Jeans, a premium denim maker based in California, began in 2002 and has quickly gained a large following thanks to its range of timeless washes and colors as well as its masculine and rugged look. Many fans also love the Union Jack logo and distinct triangle shape on the back pockets. Who loves Hudson Jeans? We do, of course, but Hollywood’s leading men such as Ben Affleck and Liev Schrieber are also often spotted sporting them. Check out the men’s collection of Hudson Jeans at Levy’s.

HE’S ALMOST ITALIAN

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If being Italian were a matter of expertise, fashion guru Hugo Jacomet would be right there with pasta and that leaning tower. His new book, The Italian Gentleman: The Master Tailors of Italian Men’s Fashion (Rizzoli, $53) gives an in-depth look at the designers, tailors and artisans who for generations have defined Italian style. In its lavishly illustrated pages, more than 50 iconic Italian menswear fashion houses are celebrated for creating the world’s finest men’s clothing— with neckwear, shoes and accessories very much included. Surely we can forgive Hugo for being, you know, French.

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THE LEVY’S GUIDE THE A–Z LIST With dozens of designer brands to choose from, you’ll always find what you’re looking for at Levy’s. See if you don’t find your favorites in the list below. Then visit the store for a shopping experience you’ll love.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING TRUE GRIT ADD CAMBIO TO YOUR COLLECTION

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Are you still searching for a pair of trousers with a flawless fit that hugs your hips and accentuates your curves? Stop looking and head to Levy’s, because we have exactly what you want: It’s called Cambio. The German brand has gained global acclaim for creating women’s pants that combine comfort with elegant style. The designs incorporate expert craftsmanship and breathable fabric, catering to customers who seek a tailored fit suitable for business or evening wear. Avoid the stress of pants shopping and check out the Cambio collection at Levy’s.

Recreating the ultra-soft feeling of your favorite pair of jeans, True Grit produces everyday clothing with an “added sense of Californian sophistication.” The American company was founded in 1991 and has established itself as one of the world’s top makers in the casual luxe category. How do they do it? True Grit uses top-quality fabrics and classic silhouettes in its collection. Its signature half-zip pullovers deliver a harmonious blend of comfort and elegance, while its Sherpa jackets—perfect for the fall or winter— come in a variety of prints and textures. Stop by Levy’s to experience the comfort of True Grit.

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FIT FOR KINGS

Remo Tulliani is royalty in the world of men’s accessories—his collection of timeless and sophisticated leather goods is praised by discerning gentlemen across the globe. At Levy’s, we’re proud to offer our customers the superior quality and craftsmanship of Tulliani products. The leather belts are a must-have, and they’re a great gift for the holidays! Another fantastic gift from Tulliani is “Courting Kings,” the designer’s entry into the realm of publishing. The 456-page, leather-bound book (available on Amazon) profiles 20 leading men of their respective industries, from sports broadcasting to merchandising and buying. And they’re not randomly chosen industry “kings”—each has helped guide Tulliani on his path to success. Whether you’re looking for fine leather goods or a great read, Tulliani has you covered. Stop by Levy’s to see the selections.

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THE LEVY’S GUIDE WE’LL SIZE YOU UP

Levy’s is pleased to be Nashville’s exclusive source of Joshua Trent made-to-measure clothing. Joshua Trent is manufactured by one of the largest and most modern clothing factories in the world, and the line features affordable, luxury, made-to-measure suits (with or without a vest); sportcoats; trousers and topcoats made from the finest Italian fabrics. At Levy’s, we use Joshua Trent’s modern “Fit Tools” system to accurately measure you with extensive model options. And thanks to modern order entry technology, Joshua Trent suits arrive in less than three weeks (often sooner!) and a second fitting will assure your desired fit. Stop by the store and suit up with Joshua Trent! If you hear us discussing J Trent at Levy’s, we’re talking about the brand’s “Personalized Fit,” individually made shirts. These shirts are the brainchild of two millennial men who were in search of garments to fit their unique physiques. They spent years developing an algorithm of 99 different sizes of shirts that fit 95 percent of American men. Levy’s has those 99 shirts (look for rows of blue gingham check shirts), and after three easy measurements, we enter those numbers into J Trent’s app. Within five minutes, you will be modeling one of the best-fitting shirts ever. It’s fun and easy—in virtually no time (two weeks or less), we have your shirt ready for you to enjoy for years.

LESSONS IN BOW TIE HISTORY

Like many wardrobe staples, the bow tie has military origins. It was part of the Croatian army uniform in the 17th century, as a strip of scarf to hold shirt collars together. When well-dressed Frenchmen got hold of it (their word cravat gained currency in centuries 18 and 19) it evolved into the bow we know. In the late 1800s, “black tie” attire featuring a black bow gained popularity among wealthy members of the Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park, N.Y. Nowadays, of course, men wear bow ties with suits and sportcoats too, not just tuxedos. Ready to become a bow tie guy? Levy’s has an up-to-date collection of formal bow ties in stock for any special occasion.

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ROCKIN’ WITH LEE BRICE

Lee Brice wants to keep it real. The country music singer-songwriter—and loyal Levy’s customer—has long been known for heartfelt takes on everyday moments in life, evidenced on hits like “I Drive Your Truck,” “Hard to Love” and “I Don’t Dance.” But on his new, self-titled album, out Nov. 3 on Curb Records, he seeks to strip down the music, not just the message, to its most raw. “There are no computer tricks, no artificial sounds,” he explains. Brice, who lives in Nashville with his wife, Sara, and three kids, hails from South Carolina. “I grew up in Sumter, one of the 20 most violent places in America. It’s this tiny little town and it’s rough, which makes you real tough,” he explains. “But the last thing you have to worry about is showing somebody how tough you are. For us, it’s working hard and doing right.” Despite his rough edges, Brice grew up listening to gospel quartets, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks—and his Aunt Henrietta, “who could play one note and pierce your heart,” he remembers. She played “church music” on the piano, and “it felt good!” he says, and her influence is all over his new record. With its thick grooves, squalling guitars, tumbling drums, sheets of steamy B-3 organ and wide-open vocals, Brice’s new music has a gospel influence and is also undeniably southern. The first single from the new album is called “Boy” and is a tribute to Brice’s sons Takoda, 9, and Ryker, 3. (Brice also wears attire from Levy’s on the cover of “Boy.”) “It’s my way of saying how proud I am to be their dad,” he says. The family recently welcomed a baby girl, Trulee Nanette, “and we wanted to share this song for our boys before she arrived.” Brice is on the road 200 days a year, so he cherishes the time he spends at home with his family in Nashville. “When I’m home, I work harder and dig deeper into living,” he says. “You know, you have to live so you have something to work from and write about.”

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FORMALWEAR 101 The holidays in Nashville mean you’ll be off to many Black-Tie Optional, Black-Tie and White-Tie events. Levy’s can provide great advice to help you score high grades, sartorially speaking, with these formalwear tips. BLACK-TIE BASICS

Black Tie: The words conjure up images of life’s most meaningful moments—weddings, fundraisers and redcarpet events. What’s the secret to looking sensational? First, start with a great tuxedo, one with either a notch or peak lapel that fits perfectly. Next, you’ll need a shirt. There is no one correct style— formalwear today is about personal taste. Whether your shirt is pleated, pique or French/plain front, there’s a collar for every man: rounded, wing, point, spread or cutaway, as these shirts—Eton’s spread, wing and cutaway collars—show below. Then there’s the finish. No formal look is complete without an appropriate bow or neck tie and a stud set. (A cummerbund is optional and should be worn with a bow tie only.) Remember, have some fun and let your personal style shine. AVOID RENTALS

Avoid renting a garment unless it is absolutely required by a bride or groom. Rental tuxedos are usually made with inexpensive fabrics, and the sleeves typically have closed sleeve construction (cheaper) to make alterations easier. Also consider that dry cleaning rarely removes all the sand, perspiration, etc. from most men’s clothes. Plus, after five events, it would be a wise investment to own your own tuxedo.

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Every well-dressed man should own a tuxedo that’s tailored to fit. Whether you’re preparing for a wedding, prom or black/whitetie affair, Levy’s can dress you for every memorable occasion. We offer everything you need to present a picture of elegance, from sophisticated dinner jackets, custom tuxedos and shirts to finishing touches like stud sets, cummerbunds and silk neckwear. Our experienced in-house tailors are available to make any adjustments for the perfect fit. For more formalwear rules, visit levysclothes.com and click on men’s formalwear.

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Clockwise from top left, lace-up boots by Wolverine, necklaces by Fearless Memories, camouflage underwear by SAXX, gold bullet pen by Freedom Cartridge, green metal water bottle by S’well.

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Clockwise from top left, crocodile shoes by Alan Payne, python leggings by MINXX, crocodile belt by Torino, stingray money clip, card case and python handbags all by J Markell.

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Clockwise from top left, grey tuxedo by Hickey Freeman, black formal shoes by Mezlan, socks by Pantherella, white dress shirts by Eton, bow tie and braces by Dion.

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Orange shirt by Marc Nelson, blue and gold baseball hats by Levy’s.

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IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS

From top to bottom, pendant necklaces and earrings by Carol Lipworth, Nashville-themed cufflinks by Jonathan Wachtel.

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SHAKE A LEG Get a move on and stock up on these pretty pants from Levy’s.

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Black and maroon velvet leggings, velvet bell bottoms, Benjamin skirt leggings, all by MINXX.

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The weather might be frightful, but it’s never been easier to stay warm and look stylish.

Blue, grey and pink frosty tipped quarter-zip fleece pullovers, all by True Grit for men and Dylan for women.

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Photography by Daniel Springston

This page, on him, light tan coat, brown cardigan, grey shirt, wool pocket square, and blue pants with chain, all by Eleventy. Opposite, on her, sequin fleece-lined jacket by Daniela Dallavalle for Elisa Cavaletti, pants by Eleventy. On him, brown wool sweater by Ermenegildo Zegna, check dress shirt by Strenströms, patterned scarf by Eton, pants by BRAX Feel Good.

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This page, on her, turquoise and black dress by Knitss, leather necklace by Carol Lipworth. Opposite, on her, velvet jacket by Donna Degnan, white tank top by Majestic Filatures, navy pants by MAC, leather necklace by Carol Lipworth. On him, purple and blue jacket by Canali, blue dress shirt by Stenströms, paisley pocket square by Levy’s, navy pants by Ballin, braided black belt by Anderson’s.

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This page, on her, short sleeve red sweater by Santiago, velvet flocked pants by MAC, leather and onyx necklace by Carol Lipworth. On him, plaid jacket and grey turtleneck by Eleventy, black jeans by AG Jeans. Opposite, on her, black jacket with crown patch and striped shirt by Eleventy, black leggings by MINXX. On him, blue suit and check dress shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna, patterned tie by Canali, wool pocket square by Eton, braided black belt by Anderson’s.

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This page, on him, leather jacket by Flynt, plaid shirt by Michael Bastian, tan pants by Eleventy. Opposite, on her, white vest by Dylan, plaid shirt by Levy’s, jeans by AG Jeans. On him, grey zip-up sweater, cashmere hoodie and white shirt all by Patrick Assaraf, grey trousers by Eleventy.

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Some fussy homeowners may insist on a “no pets” policy, but others are happily sharing their abodes with man’s best friend—including some who create flawless spaces for a living. In her new book, At Home with Dogs and Their Designers, Susanna Salk presents several top interior decorators who have no fear of fur-dotted furniture—and, unapologetically, let their homes go to the dogs.

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Mary McDonald shares her Los Angeles abode with five roommates—Jack, Lulu, Boris, Eva and Violet. When the pugs aren’t frolicking outside, they can be found relaxing indoors on anything cozy, from a plain overstuffed pillow to an ornate ottoman, complete with paw-like feet.

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This page: FoxyLady—aka Jonathan Adler’s pup—splits her time between NYC and Shelter Island (in between occasional retreats to Palm Beach). And while the pooch has a fancy Lucite dog bed, she often can be found lounging on some of Alder’s mod furniture and blending in with the carefully curated artwork and decor. Opposite page: Betsy Burnham says her dogs—Lola, Nina Garcia and Felix— are “totally spoiled.” And, apparently, they enjoy entertaining: When visitors arrive, Nina and Felix are always first to run to the front door, traipsing across the home’s dark hardwood floors and a vintage zebra hide, which Burnham describes as the perfect entry rug.

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This page: Martyn Lawrence Bullard says his Wheaton terrier, Daisy Olympia Green (makes for the perfect monogram), considers this comfy guest room to be her space. But that doesn’t mean she’s territorial. “Occasionally,” says Bullard, “she is known to share the bed with a guest or two.” Opposite page: When Windsor Smith’s German shepherd—named Sur after the spectacular California spot—isn’t riding shotgun up and down the Pacific Coast Highway in a ‘66 convertible Corvette (a favorite pastime), he can be found patrolling Smith’s “great room,” resplendent with Ralph Lauren’s bone-black, high-gloss paint on the woodwork.

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This page: Carolyne Roehm’s pack of pups has taught her the art of amnesty: She’s learned to forgive them when they gnaw on her belongings—even the carved stretcher of a signed piece of 18th-century furniture. When the precious pooches aren’t chewing up Roehm’s Sharon, Conn., home—which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has a name itself, the Weatherstone— some can be be found taking up space in the reading/television room in front of a giant fireplace. And, as you can see, at least one likes to cuddle with a 19th-century bust of a Roman emperor. Opposite page: Steven Gambrel’s Labradoodle, named Sailor Anderson Gambrel, favors the library of his NYC townhouse as a hangout but is shown here on the abode’s original staircase. Covered in red sisal, it’s good for traction and readily forgives muddy paws.

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FITNESS

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Why is “boutique boxing” so popular? It’s great exercise, and the bag won’t knock you flat. By Lee Lusardi Connor

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emember all those smoky noir boxing movies? OK, now forget ’em. Today, in certain discriminating quarters, pugilism isn’t violence. It’s a trendy fitness activity. “Look at boxers—they’re some of the leanest and most powerful athletes on the planet,” says Rob Sulaver, an American Council on Exercise-certified trainer who is founding trainer at New York City’s Rumble boxing studio. And with boxers as their inspiration, celebrities like singers Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo and actor Kevin Hart— along with a bevy of supermodels—have lately come to Rumble and other boxing “boutiques” for the exercise. They’re not risking a shiner. “We always say, ‘Get fit, not hit,’” says Cam Andrews, owner of three Title Boxing Club franchises in greater Boston. With today’s new-style boxing workout, you punch not an opponent but a heavy bag, usually in a class situation, he explains. “It’s not about fighting. It’s about getting a fighter’s workout to get in shape.” As boxing goes solo and the bag stands in for the foe, the activity also boasts new amenities—it’s offered in studios and upscale gyms unlike that sweaty Philly joint where Mickey Goldmill coached Rocky. “For a long time, if you wanted to box, you had to go into an intimidating environment, use smelly gloves and be around scary people,” says Todd Wadler, cofounder of BoxUnion in Los Angeles and West Hollywood, whose clubs feature alkaline water stations and shock-absorbent floors imported from Spain. “Now you’re seeing owners make a real investment in making locations welcoming and attractive.” Almost anyone can box for fitness, says James Lloyd, franchise development manager at Title Boxing Club International, which has 167 clubs in 36 states. “You can go into a club and see everyone from an 8-year-old to Lou in our Norwalk location, who’s taking the class at age 90, going at his own intensity.” In class, Lloyd says, a trainer should give each boxer personal attention to set his or her workout at the appropriate level. “A lot of people think of boxing as a strictly upper-body activity, but the legs are very important,” says Sulaver. “Boxing trains all major muscle groups and strengthens the core. It’s very similar to high-intensity interval training.” “Boxing is a great workout that keeps people excited and interested,” agrees Kevin Plancher, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who has advised national sports teams. “However, to avoid potentially serious head and body injuries, leave sparring with a partner to the semi-pros and pros. And when you work with a bag, use proper technique—don’t just hit as hard as you can.” He notes that up to half of all boxing-related injuries involve the hands and fingers. To protect hands, Dr. Plancher advises, use standard, heavily padded, 16-ounce boxing gloves; if the studio doesn’t provide that size, be sure your hands are taped and wrapped inside your gloves. Heavy bags filled with sand or grain provide too hard a surface, he adds; try to find a gym whose bags use a special composite foam (as BoxUnion’s do) or are mostly filled with water (as are Rumble’s). Besides its physical benefits, boxing is also a powerful way to mentally recharge, practitioners contend. Says Lloyd: “You get to release all kinds of stress.” And even if you don’t plan on giving someone a one-two punch combo, there’s satisfaction in knowing you could. “When you strap on boxing gloves,” says Sulaver, “you feel like a badass.”

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Corn Pudding SERVES 6

IN G R E D IE N T S • 3 Tbs Butter • 2 1/2 cups fresh corn • 1/3 cup sugar • 1 tsp salt • 2 cups heavy cream • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg • 2 eggs

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ROOM KEY

royalty reborn

After a $100 million restoration, Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess is looking— and feeling—more splendidly regal than ever. By Rita Guarna

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sn’t it every girl’s dream to be a princess? It was almost as nice, I can report, to spend a few days living like one—at the Hamilton Princess on the beautiful island of Bermuda. I’d stayed at Bermuda’s other “Princess”—the Fairmont Southampton, formerly the Southampton Princess—decades ago and vowed to check out her sister urban luxury resort someday. What better time than right after a comprehensive restoration? The Hamilton Princess sits on the outskirts of Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital and financial center, and first welcomed guests in 1885, two years after a real-life princess, Louise, a daughter of Queen Victoria, was enchanted by the island. It was Louise who inspired the five-star resort’s name. No doubt she’d be equally pleased with its recent $100 million facelift. Only the best for royalty! The Pink Palace, as the hotel has been called, does not disappoint. While I was still awed by its classic exterior, there, suddenly, was a contemporary lobby with jaw-dropping, museum-quality pieces by noted artists. Lots of hotels have fine art, but this one makes you feel as if you’ve walked into a world-class gallery. Any old dame is sure to feel like young royalty feasting on cuisine by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson or taking a curated art tour, ogling the more than 60-piece collection by the likes of Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Tom Wesselmann, or lying semi-submerged on beach hammocks suspended over vibrant blue waters, or unwinding at a new Exhale-branded spa, a sprawling—8,200-squarefoot—yet serene spa and fitness center overlooking the harbor. Less than two hours from the U.S. East Coast, Bermuda is part of a 21-square mile, 180-island archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic. It’s perfect for those craving prim-and-proper British civility (think afternoon tea and cricket matches) amid gorgeous beaches and friendly people clad, of course, in the shorts that share the island’s name. It’s no wonder the resort is popular among both vacationers and businesspeople: It’s amazingly well-

run; soon after arriving I felt that here all my needs would be met. Rooms and suites come with harbor, garden, pool or city views. Ours overlooked the harbor, and I must admit that sipping a cocktail on the balcony above the 60-berth marina and watching the comings and goings of superyachts can be hypnotic. Bathrooms are modern marble marvels with a lovely line of Le Labo Rose 31 toiletries. When it’s time to dine, the Hamilton Princess offers choices that put to shame the cookie-cutter eateries at many resorts. The 1609 Bar and Restaurant, named for the year the first colony was established here, is the only one at the new marina and offers fresh-from-the-boat seafood, salads, sandwiches and burgers. We loved the charred octopus, crispy conch fritters and fish tacos for lunch. For breakfast, the Crown & Anchor boasts a huge buffet (a la carte choices too), and you can dine alfresco. The hotel’s crowning culinary glory is Marcus’, Chef Samuelsson’s ode to island fare. The “Ol’ Man’s Shrimp & Grits” was lick-your-plate good; the “Steak Frites” a carnivore’s delight. We ate there twice, and both times were wonderful: fresh, delicious food (think multilayered flavors), great service and perfect people-watching. While you can easily lounge around the hotel and feel completely content, a playground beckons. For one thing, Bermuda is a golf lovers’ dream, with more courses per capita than anywhere else in the world. One award-winning course, Robert Trent Jones’ Port Royal, has stunning views of the ocean. In fact, the 16th hole requires a 235-yard shot over the Atlantic. As one would expect, Bermuda is one of the best places to sail (no wonder the island played host to the 35th staging of America’s Cup this summer, beating out respected sailing venues like Newport and San Diego). You don’t need to be a professional contender to enjoy the sport: The island’s Great Sound, with warm water and perfect wind—usually around 10–15 miles per hour—makes it ideal for an afternoon of zipping along the sea. Lazier types will delight in one of the pink-

tinged sand beaches (the hue comes from crushed coral from the nearby reef) that line the 75 miles of coastline. Most of the action is at sea level, of course, but if you want to see everything, head underground too. The Crystal & Fantasy Caves in Hamilton have beautiful natural rock formations that are reflected in the caves’ 55-foot-deep pool, giving it an otherworldly feel. History buffs will rejoice in the maritime heritage of this British naval stronghold. Some 91 old forts dot the island and many are open to the public. The Royal Naval Dockyard (it’s been there since the 17th century) is interesting but a tad touristy, as it’s close to the cruise ship port. Check out Fort Hamilton in Pembroke Parish for a less crowded look at old military might. Another fine choice, Fort St. Catherine, is located in St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was founded in 1612. You’ll be exploring on foot, as no car rentals are allowed. If you must have wheels, rent a scooter (remember to “drive” on the left). Or, better yet, buckle up in one of the Hamilton Princess’s two-seat Renault Twizy electric vehicles. The narrow, four-wheel Twizy, a compound of “twin” and “easy,” was designed by Renault’s Formula One racing team and can travel up to 50 miles on a single charge. We found it perfect for touring St. George and drove it to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, one of the oldest cast-iron lighthouses in the world. All that exploring is sure to make you hungry again. Why not try the fish chowder, which is about as close to a national dish as you’ll find? It’s a Manhattan-chowderesque number prepared with tomatoes and onion and seasoned with black rum. Should you get thirsty, every bar proudly serves the Dark ’n Stormy, the island’s signature cocktail. Made with dark rum and ginger beer, the tipple is trademarked by Gosling’s Rum, the oldest and largest export business on the island. It’s a refreshing concoction that in no way resembles the cloyingly sweet rum punches we’ve all tried on other islands. Raise your glass to offer a royal toast—not so much to this delightful visit, but perhaps, to your next.

Opposite page, from top, left to right: Watching yachts taxi in and out of the marina is a leisurely activity at Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess; famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson created a menu inspired by island fare for his restaurant, Marcus’; the iconic hotel offers rooms and suites overlooking the ocean, garden, pool or city; visitors can take in the oceanfront view from Marcus’, a dip in the infinity pool or enjoy the more than 60-piece art collection by renowned artists likes Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Tom Wesselmann.

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Nashville Fashion Week was a time to remember. David and Ellen Levy of Levy’s were recipients of the 2017 Legacy Award, presented by the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee during this year’s Nashville Fashion Week Fashion Forward Gala. The award is given to individuals who have put Nashville fashion on the map and acknowledges them as industry leaders who set the standard for fashion. “Ellen and I are thrilled to have been honored during the 2017 Nashville Fashion Week,” David says. “It says a lot about our wonderful family and associates who guide our store.” Adds Ellen: “Toronto designer Patrick Assaraf wowed the crowd Friday night at Nashville Fashion Week, and the Saturday Gala was just as exciting.”

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MUSIC

TRAIL MIX

Doesn’t your next journey deserve a memorable soundtrack? These breakthrough artists belong in the queue. By Mark Dowden

EARL ST. CLAIR

Earl Johnson II, known by the stage name Earl St. Clair, began his musical career as a producer and writer. He claims he didn’t even know he could sing until recently. But sing he can, in a husky, gutsy voice that lingers in memory. His musical style—gritty, soulful and swaggering—is equally reminiscent of James Brown and Outkast. Of his debut album, St. Clair has said that he wanted to make something original, something that would last for more than 10 years, something that makes people feel. Give a listen, and you’ll agree that he succeeded. The album: My Name Is Earl Go-to song: “Ain’t Got It Like That” Deeper dives: “Perfect” with Bibi Bourelly and “Good Time”

CHICANO BATMAN

I’m not sure I’m equipped to explain the retro Latino power vibe of Chicano Batman, an L.A. foursome that’s been making the rounds of Bonnaroo, Coachella and some of the other big festivals. The band has a one-of-a-kind sound that blends funk, psychedelia, Brazilian Tropicalia, pop from the 1960s and ’70s, and other genres in songs that are slightly weird and very wonderful. While their latest album displays the broadest range yet, all the tracks are united by a common thread of grooviness. The album: Freedom Is Free Go-to song: “Friendship (Is a Small Boat in a Storm)” Deeper dives: “Jealousy” and “Angel Child”

JASON ISBELL The musical journey of Jason Isbell began in northern Alabama, where family taught him to play various instruments, beginning with the mandolin (easy for a kid to grip) at age 6. After a stint in the Driveby Truckers, Isbell set out on his own, recording a series of solo efforts and albums with his band, the 400 Unit. His 2015 album, Something More Than Free, debuted at No. 1 on three Billboard charts—rock, folk and country. His 2017 release, The Nashville Sound, which is up for CMA Album of the Year, raises the bar for articulate Americana. The album: The Nashville Sound Go-to song: “Tupelo” Deeper dives: “Codeine” and “Alabama Pines” from Here We Rest

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER

After performing as the indie duo The Fiery Furnaces, siblings Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger embarked on solo careers in 2011. Eleanor, a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, creates airy, acoustic pop that occasionally deals with dark themes. Her latest album, New View, has been called “keenly observed, totally genuine and eminently listenable.” Fun fact: The Spoon song “Anything You Want” and the Franz Ferdinand song “Eleanor Put Your Boots On” are both written about her. The album: New View Go-to song: “He Didn’t Mention His Mother” Deeper dives: “Open Season” and “Because I Asked You”

NEIL YOUNG

OPPOSITES ATTRACT A good playlist contains small surprises, zigging

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between genres to create transitions that bring a smile to the listener’s face. Can Elbow, Middle Kids and Neil Young play nicely in the sonic sandbox? Totally! Hearing is believing:

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“Your Love” by Middle Kids “Stay Alive” by Jose Gonzalez “All Wash Out” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Breezy” by Look Park “Jealous of the Moon” by Nickel Creek “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” by Neil Young

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