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YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO STYLE

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ON THE TOWN

SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Look your best while hitting the streets

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ednikow Jewelers has been named by Town & Country magazine as one of America’s Leading Independent Jewelers and is the only jeweler listed in Tennessee or Georgia. n Mednikow is pleased to bring its national reputation for the world’s most beautiful designer jewelry and finely crafted custom pieces, as well as a collection of important diamonds and gemstones to Nashville. n Throughout the year, the best and brightest jewelry designers, as well as new, emerging talents will be introduced at trunk shows. n Founded in 1891, Mednikow is a fifth-generation family-owned and Tennessee-based business. The Nashville store is located at 2160 Bandywood Drive in Green Hills until Mednikow’s flagship store opens in early 2018 on Hillsboro Pike.

Jade Trau

Annie Fensterstock Myriam Gumuchian and Katherine Jetter

2160 Bandywood Drive, Nashville | 474 Perkins Extended, Memphis | 3384 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta

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Women Designers Show May 5-6 Mednikow invites you to join us as we welcome four fabulous women jewelry designers to Nashville!

Annie Fensterstock Myriam Gumuchian Katherine Jetter Jade Trau Each designer will be arriving with

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and all of the jewelry is designed to be worn with pleasure and delight.

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to say—and these four designers all say it beautifully—and with gemstones!

Jewelry by Myriam Gumuchian

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CONTENTS s/s 2017

DEPARTMENTS Memo | 8 What’s in store for spring at Levy’s.

The levy’s Guide | 13 Hotel Particulier’s elegance…Ask Mr. Etiquette…the perfect pants…the best outdoor eating and drinking…and more.

A social steakhouse | 18 Union Common continues to offer a convivial space to share small plates and meaty cuts.

The techie | 20 You may not need any of these high-tech toys. But you’ll certainly want them!

FEATURES The art of the pool | 50 You expect fine craftsmanship to go into every inch of your home. When the same attention to detail is applied to your pool— indoors or out—the results can be stunning.

A total body reboot | 56 Heed these five routines we’ve finagled from fitness experts, aimed at crafting the sleekest, most presentable you.

Essentials | 22 Stock up on all things platinum and the season’s best shoes, clutches, leggings and trousers.

on the run | 38 This season’s collections by Canali make the case for elegant nonchalance. THE MUSE

Blake Lively | 40 Whether she’s wearing couture or out in casual wear, this fashionista projects an effortlessly chic vibe.

If the suit fits | 60 Take your wardrobe to the next level with Levy’s made-to-measure service.

Wanderlust

No matter where the road takes you, you’ll be ready in the season’s hottest looks.

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In Good Company | 62 Levy’s gives back to the community, inviting family, friends and others to two events held at the store.

music | 64 Despite what some trolls say, we’re living in a Golden Age of original music. Give a listen to these four performers, and you’ll agree.

ON THE COVER: On her, dress by MC Planet by Innate and necklace by Carol Lipworth; on him, plaid sportcoat by Canali, shirt by Eton, striped tie by Dion, lapel flower by Hook & Albert and trousers by Zanella.

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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. EDITORIAL DIRECTOR DAVID LEVY Editor RITA GUARNA Art Director STEPHEN M. VITARBO Associate Editor DARIUS AMOS

Spring at Levy’s sneak peeks

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elcome to the spring 2017 edition of Levy’s magazine. In this issue, we tip our caps to the city we love and to you, our valued client. Levy’s loves Nashville—it’s the “it” city. A visit to Nashville is on everyone’s bucket list, and we understand why this is the case. No store in America has seen changes in their community like Levy’s has. But since our humble beginnings in 1855 near the river on Market Street to the thriving suburban areas surrounding downtown, Levy’s has been the constant in the clothing business. We are steeped in the Southern tradition of offering a comfortable and friendly shopping atmosphere. We hand select every piece of clothing and all accessories to make certain that they reflect our point of view and that each meets our high standards of style, comfort and fit. As always, we introduce you to exciting new items. This spring, let us show you must-have pieces like stylish men’s trousers from Brax and contemporary women’s clothing from Hotel Particulier, Sen Couture and Rino and Pelle. Get acquainted with Brax and Hotel

art assistant YVONNE MARKI Contributing Editors LEE LUSARDI CONNOR, MARISA SANDORA Contributing Photographer DANIEL SPRINGSTON PUBLISHING STAFF Publisher SHAE MARCUS

Associate Publisher AMY B. WEISS

Particulier now by turning to “The Levy’s Guide” on page 13. What else can you find in this issue of Levy’s magazine? Turn to page 38 and read about this spring’s collection from Canali, then flip to page 40 for a peek into the life of Blake Lively, whose effortlessly chic vibe is always in season. Want more? Take a look at the gadgets on page 20 and the pieces in our “Essentials” feature starting on page 22—you’ll certainly want one (or two or three) of those items. We invite you to stop by and experience the best in customer service and quality— our goal is to make your visit to Levy’s enjoyable. We are here to serve you and are happy to offer complimentary in-store alterations, giftwrap and office or home consultations. We offer a private shopping area, and our wardrobe consultants are happy to pre-select fashions for your convenience. Simply call us to schedule an appointment at any time. Stop by, call, or follow us on Facebook for details on upcoming trunk shows, pop-up shops and much more! We look forward to seeing you soon. ­—Ellen and David Levy

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. Advertising Inquiries: Contact Shae Marcus at 856.797.2227 or

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LEVY’S GUIDE THE PERFECT SUMMER SIP

The Negroni is still enjoying its moment. The classic Italian aperitif, made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and gin, is served over ice with an orange peel for garnish. Two industry trends have fueled its growth: the rise of bartenders as craftsmen and a shift in people’s preference for a more bitter drink. In fact, there are more bitter liqueurs on the market now than anytime during the past 60 years, notes Warren Bobrow, author of Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails. The bitter part of a Negroni comes from the Campari, of course, but mixologists have gotten creative and are making variations of the drink using other bitter liqueurs like the lighter and more orangy Aperol, Braulio, an herbal Italian amaro, and the complex, spicy China China from Bigallet. Traditionalists who prefer the classic Campari version will be glad to know it’s now even easier to enjoy: Campari released a bottled Negroni last fall. As of press time, the pre-mixed cocktail was available in a few markets nationwide (New York City is one), but if it’s a hit, you’ll soon find it coast to coast.

EASY ELEGANCE

There’s a reason French women look chic. They know how to keep it simple, with a style that comes across as effortless. American women can emulate that simplicity in pieces from the French brand Hotel Particulier. The contemporary collection founded in 2006 by husband-and-wife team Eddy and Roxane Rizal, already a favorite in Europe, is gaining traction in the U.S. The brand offers women “affordable luxury.” Streamlined silhouettes feature interesting details and luxe fabrics such as leather, cashmere and silk crepe. Check out the spring/summer collection at Levy’s, and we’ll bring out your inner Parisian.

PORTRAIT OF A BASEBALL GREAT

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Yankee hero Joe DiMaggio rarely granted interviews, carefully crafting a public persona that maintained his legacy while fiercely guarding his personal life. But in his last decade, the Yankee Clipper befriended a fellow Italian-American: Dr. Rock Positano. The good doctor shared his memories of DiMaggio with his lawyer-cum-writer brother, John Positano, who penned Dinner With DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero (Simon & Schuster; $26), shedding light on the enigma that was Joltin’ Joe. Positano, a foot doctor, successfully treated the center-fielder, and the two became close despite the fact that Positano was 40 years younger. Dinner With DiMaggio follows the story of their friendship from its star-struck beginning in 1990 through all its highs and lows over the next decade. Positano’s accounts of their times together reveal DiMaggio’s many rituals and quirks: the same meals at the same restaurants, the same pals, the same look—sportcoat and tie everywhere. DiMaggio also opened up about his relationship with Marilyn Monroe and his falling out with Frank Sinatra. Positano shares never-before-told stories of the famous people DiMaggio rubbed shoulders with. Positano’s loving tribute of a complicated man brings the baseball great to life and will have fans of the national pastime engrossed from cover to cover.

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THE LEVY’S GUIDE BETTER SWEATERS

If the idea of knitwear conjures up a vision of a sweet little old lady with a ball of yarn and two needles, we’ve got news for you: There are plenty of modern, sexy options in knitwear these days, and Grandma probably isn’t wearing them. Take the sleek designs of Julio Santiago, an Argentinian who now has a studio in Los Angeles. He creates artistic, unique knitwear using highquality Italian yarns and leather. These knits are bold, fun and functional. In fact, the designer says his purpose is “to empower women that want to experience the magic of going about their day with ease, confidence and elegance.” Stop in to Levy’s to see what Santiago has up his (knitted) sleeve for spring.

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. 34 HERITAGE AG JEANS AGAVE ALLEN EDMONDS ANDERSON’S BELTS ARMANI COLLEZIONI BALLIN BORGO 28 BOSCA BRAX CANALI CAROL LIPWORTH CIRCLE OF GENTLEMEN CULTURATA DAVID DONAHUE DEREK ROSE DION DONNA DEGNAN DONALD J PLINER DYLAN ELEVENTY ELISA CAVALETTI ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA ETON FLYNT GIMO’S GITMAN BROS. GOOD MAN BRAND GRAVATI GUCCI HASPEL HICKEY FREEMAN HILTL HOOK & ALBERT HUGO BOSS J BRAND JACK VICTOR JKT NEW YORK JONATHAN WACHTEL MAC MAGNANNI MAJESTIC FILATURES MAJESTIC INTL. MEASURE UP MEYER MINXX PESERICO PATRICK ASSARAF QUINN

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Can’t get away for spring break? No worries. Your best escape may be right here in the Music City. First, check into the Hutton Hotel, a boutique hotel in Midtown that’s famous for impeccable service and high style. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the lobby while you decide what to do first: Perhaps it’s a visit to Escape Day Spa for a deep-tissue massage or a lavender mint soothing salt scrub. (Save time for unwinding in the relaxation room, sauna or steam room.) Or maybe you’d rather head out into the rolling hills for a wine tasting at Arrington Vineyards. Sample four or eight wines either at the tasting bar or at an outside table or picnic spot. On Saturdays and Sundays through October, there’s live music. Fans of the Man in Black will want to visit the Johnny Cash Museum, open seven days a week on Third Avenue downtown. See memorabilia such as pictures, records, guitars, outfits Cash wore to perform—even Johnny and June’s marriage certificate. If the Possum is more your speed, head to the George Jones Museum instead. The 44,000-square-foot facility displays similar artifacts but also features a restaurant and rooftop bar where you can catch live music. Speaking of music, no Nashville staycation is complete without a visit to The Bluebird Café. Since 1982, this restaurant and club has been the country music spot—it’s where Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift were discovered. Just be ready to wait in line, as the club seats only 100, and it’s the hottest ticket in town.

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the levy’s guide Perfect pants In the market for pants? Choose a brand that specializes. Brax trousers have been sold to “discerning customers of all tastes” since 1950, and what were dubbed “the trousers of progress” have progressed. The company gave Germany its first pants with a zip fastener in 1960. These days, it’s known for stylish trousers that actually feel good. The fine materials and excellent finish ensure they’ll last, just like the impression you’re sure to make wearing them.

Take it outside

Enjoy springtime by heading to one of the city’s outdoor patios for a drink or a bite to eat al fresco. The new Thompson Nashville hotel in the Gulch has a rooftop bar called L.A. Jackson with amazing views of downtown. Sip a cocktail while nibbling appetizers like truffle fries and admire the sophisticated crowd. The Westin Nashville, across from Music City Center, also has a fun rooftop bar, L27. (It’s touted as Nashville’s highest—guess what floor!) L27 has seven cabanas you can rent poolside if you really want to get the party started. Or check out the large patio at Urban Grub, where Southern favorites like shrimp and grits and amazing charcuterie are served at tables surrounding an outdoor fireplace. Looking to grab a beer and catch a game? Try the two-sided bar at Double Dogs in Hillsboro Village or Sylvan Heights, where you can sit outside watching the big screens indoors. There are tables for outdoor dining too (more plentiful at Sylvan Heights).

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A wedding venue that’s both rustic and luxurious—that’s the Barn at Sycamore Farms, on 28 acres in Arrington. Opened last summer, the new facility features a cedar barn with crystal chandeliers, ladies’ and gentlemen’s lounges and two verandas that overlook an island in a two-acre lake, with a stone bridge connecting it to the mainland. The Barn is heated and air-conditioned and can accommodate parties of up to 400 either indoors or out, so you needn’t stress about the weather. If a birthday party, fundraiser or bar mitzvah is what you need to book, the Barn is perfect for you too. Trust us, country never looked so grand.

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Ask Mr. Etiquette

David Levy explains how to sail through life without giving offense. I have been invited to a “Black Tie Optional” function. Since I don’t own a tuxedo, what should I wear? —Bewildered in Bellevue Usually this means that a host would like to have a black-tie event but is trying to be considerate to those guys who don’t own a tuxedo and don’t want to rent one. Whether it is a wedding, social, or charity event, I would suggest wearing a black suit and accessorizing it with a white French cuff shirt with cufflinks, a black or silver long tie, and a dressy black shoe. Or, you can consider one of the new textured coats with a special pair of pants. Either way, you can express your own style. We always recommend that you consider owning a tuxedo. You will look the part and feel great. We have wonderful options, and in the long term, your own tuxedo is a worthwhile investment.

Man up Want to elevate your look and still be comfortable? Look no further than Good Man Brand, the menswear line created by Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. Colorblock polos, sweatshirts cut like bomber jackets and blazers, slim-cut pants, refined sneakers—this is casual stepped way up. Wilson makes clothes “for a guy who’s trying to take out a girl who’s way out of his league.” Good man! Who knows? She may see something in you that you’ve entirely missed.

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‘Social Steakhouse’ Midtown’s popular Union Common continues to offer a convivial space to share small plates and meaty cuts. Let’s drink to that.

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estaurants tend to come and go, with the “in” crowd moving on to whatever the latest and greatest place happens to be at any given time, but people keep flocking to Union Common, even two and half years after the eatery opened. The contemporary Art Deco-style restaurant filled a long-vacant spot where a dry cleaners used to be at the corner of Broadway and Division and was an immediate hit with its focus on small plates and sharing. “We call ourselves Nashville’s social steakhouse,” says General Manager Steve Lapiska. “So it’s kind of the idea of friends and family sitting around the table sharing food and letting the food and drink be a part of that conversation that they’re having.” Among the most popular small plates whipped up by co-executive chefs Benny Kaminski and Mike Martinez is the classic New Orleans-style BBQ shrimp. “People fight to get every last drop of sauce off of the plate,” says Lapiska. The restaurant is also known for its steaks, like the massive 24-ounce, bone-in, prime New York strip, but even that can be shared with the kitchen willing to cook parts of it longer than others and slicing it up for easy tasting. The bar scene is among the best in Nashville, with bartenders creating specialty cocktails with homemade infusions and fresh-squeezed juices. Happy hour is a popular time with a lively crowd seated around the large, U-shaped 27-seat bar. Dishes like the cheesecake beignets continue to entice repeat customers (and country music stars who have them airmailed to wherever they happen to be performing), but if you are looking to try something new, grab some friends and dig into “The Feast,” a shareable platter featuring filet mignon, balsamic glazed lamb chops, grilled jumbo shrimp, wild boar sausage, smashed fingerling potatoes, foraged mushrooms, roasted baby carrots, a whole roasted garlic bulb and red wine jus. “It’s taken on a life of its own,” says Lapiska of the platter’s popularity since its introduction in late fall. Spring brings new menu items and new cocktails, plus Mother’s Day and Easter brunches, so make a date to check out Union Common—or visit once again.

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RIDE OF YOUR LIFE Unlike anything on two wheels, VanMoof’s new SmartBike will make you rethink the phrase, “It’s like riding a bike.” Integrated LED lighting, an anti-rust chain and puncture protection tires will please veteran cycling enthusiasts, while luxuries like an anti-theft tracking system, keyless lock and smartphone compatibility appeal to all riders. $1,398.

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FIRE IT UP! Your grilling game doesn’t have to end when daylight fades, especially when the evening is still young. With the BBQ Grill Light and Fan by Sharper Image, your cookout can go well into the night—its four LED lights perfectly illuminate your grill, while dual fans pull the smoke you can’t see away from your space. Now that’s what’s cooking! $89.

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HEAD OF THE PACK Wish you can ride your bike to work but can’t stomach storing your helmet all day? Then you’ll be happy to know Morpher has come up with a practical and safe solution. The company has created a foldable helmet that’s flexible, so it fits flat in your office briefcase or gym bag but is strong enough to meet U.S. and European safety standards. It had yet to reach stores at press time, but you can snag one online if you don’t want to wait. $119.

You may not need any of these high-tech toys. But you’ll certainly want them!

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WORTH A LOOK Not looking forward to the in-flight movie? Pack the Avegant Glyph personal theater headset for your next trip and watch your digital content or streaming video on the crystal-clear screenless display. The retinal imaging technology, including LED projection onto 2 million microscopic mirrors, is said to replicate natural eyesight. $549.

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GET INTO THE SWING Now here’s a golf coach who won’t yell or make you feel bad the next time you bogey. Hook up with Zepp’s Golf 2 Swing Analyzer, it’s a sensor that attaches to your golf glove and analyzes every swing—club speed, tempo, length and more. Results are immediate: Evaluations will be sent to your smartphone while you’re on the course. The only thing it won’t do is carry your sticks. $150.

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ELEVATE YOUR DRIVING GAME You might not hit for distance off the tee, but you’ll want to travel far in the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Cart, which debuted last season at the British Open. The battery-operated “sports-cart” has a carbon-fiber roof and rear spoiler, as well as the types of amenities you’d expect from the luxury automaker—a mini fridge, 10-inch touchscreen, windshield heater, wipers, an 80-mile driving range on full charge and more. Price unavailable at press time.

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IT’S IN THE DETAILS

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Forget the gold standard: A pair of shades, quirky cuffs, a proper pen.These, and more, take you to platinum.

Clockwise from top left: water bottle by S’well, cuff links by Tateossian, cuff bracelet by Tulliani, castle pen by FaberCastell, Platinum cologne by Eleventy and sunglasses by Tulliani.

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Wooden clutches by J. Markell.

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WHO WEARS THE PANTS?

You do, of course. Check out the newest trousers for work and weekends.

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Spring/Summer 2017:

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

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gentleman need not raise his voice to get attention. He can say a lot with a few carefully chosen words and a soft-spoken yet confident style. The same can be said of Canali’s spring/summer 2017 offerings for men. This season’s line focuses on wardrobe classics—field jackets, polo shirts, light sweaters—and combines contrasting motifs and patterns as well as materials to create stunning looks that subtly stand out in a crowd. The pieces are refined but not loud. That way, people can 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? It’s true that he’s a bold creature of changing moods but he’s always refined, as the images at left suggest. He can be described as polished with an affinity for casual elegance. Of course, there’s always room for a bit of whimsy, but never for the haphazard. And Canali’s emphasis on innovation keeps him looking fresh and ready for anything.

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the muse

Living Lively Whether she’s wearing couture or out in casual wear, Blake Lively projects an effortlessly chic vibe. No stylist required. By Marisa Sandora

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lake Lively might be the most down-to-earth fashionista on the planet. Despite looking flawless in the couture gowns that designers are falling all over themselves to have her wear, the L.A. native doesn’t use a stylist to help her pick out her clothes—and she insists it’s no big deal. “I don’t understand why people make a fuss over that,” she told People. “Everybody in the whole world does all their own styling. They wake up in the morning and put their own clothes on themselves. It’s not that different.” And yet her life is different and has been since she burst onto the scene in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in 2007 and then Gossip Girl two years later. Most of us don’t have to dress for myriad red carpet events and the constant scrutiny that comes with being in the public eye. But Lively does it with a California coolness that is enviable. Part of her sartorial success comes from her choosing clothes that are perfect for her body. She frequently shows off her mile-long legs in short skirts, high hemlines and stilettos, and her killer curves are on full display in formfitting gowns that scream 1950’s bombshell.

She’s also not afraid to take risks. Lively, who met her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, while filming Green Lantern, is a hero to fashion experts who praise her ability to fearlessly mix colors and patterns and wear surprising silhouettes. Even while pregnant, Lively wowed on the red carpet, often donning stretchy clothes that hugged her growing bump, like the plunging pale yellow Gucci dress she wore to the Angel Ball in New York in 2014. One headline proclaimed it “may just be the most perfect pregnancy dress any celeb has worn on the red carpet, ever.” Next up from this mom of two little girls is All I See Is You, a relationship drama due out in August, in which she plays a blind woman who recovers her sight and literally begins to see her life differently. Lively has eyes wide open when it comes to appreciating her fairy tale life and the clothes that come with it. “It’s fun to dress up in a big sparkly number and a Cinderella-looking dress,” she said. “Because when you’re a little girl you play dress-up, and now I get to do it in big-girl life too.”

Hollywood ingénue Blake Lively oozes California cool, sporting touchable, undone hair even when wearing a glamorous gown.

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wanderlust No matter where the road takes you, you’ll be ready in the season’s hottest looks.

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This page, from left: plaid sportcoat by Hickey Freeman, pink shirt by Eton, pocket square by Barbara Blank, white jeans by Circle of Gentlemen, woven belt by Anderson’s; white jacket and bone pants both by Peserico, shell by Majestic, necklace by Carol Lipworth, bracelet by Levy’s. Opposite: turquoise sweater by Santiago, white leggings by Minxx.

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This page, from left: sportcoat by Q by Flynt, white sweater by Patrick Assaraf, white shirt, jogger pants, chain wallet all by Eleventy; white sweater by Santiago, white leggings by Minxx, jewelry by Fearless Memories. Opposite: blue tank by Lola & Sophie, white jeans by Second Yoga, necklace by Carol Lipworth.

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This page: nue-blue striped suit by Armani Collezioni, shirt by Circle of Gentlemen. Opposite, from left: windowpane sportcoat by Hugo Boss, white linen shirt by Borgo 28, pocket square by Levy’s, trousers by Eleventy, sunglasses by Remo Tulliani; knit top by Peserico, white tank by Majestic, grey leggings by Minxx, necklace by Carol Lipworth.

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This page, from left: dress by MC Planet by Innate, necklace by Carol Lipworth; plaid sportcoat by Canali, shirt by Eton, striped tie by Dion, lapel flower by Hook & Albert, trousers by Zanella. Opposite, from left: red dress by Hugo Boss, necklace by Carol Lipworth; grey suit and shirt both by Ermenegildo Zegna, striped tie by Eton, belt by Torino.

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the art of the pool

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You expect fine craftsmanship to go into every inch of your home. When the same attention to detail is applied to your pool—indoors or out—the results can be stunning.

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A pool tucked under the stairs? It’s possible, as evidenced by this striking lap pool in London. The client wanted a gym, changing area, spa and pool space in the same narrow room under the glass staircase off the entrance hall, so controlling humidity was key, as was using low-chlorine cleaners, to avoid dampness and harsh smells affecting upper rooms. The original arched brick wall gives the space character.

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This Eastern-themed pool in the basement of an urban home was designed as an escape from the hustle and bustle of life upstairs. Three Buddha heads inspire calm, as does the darkness of the area. A grid of recessed lights pulls the eye upward and makes the ceiling appear more distant. The walls and pool were covered in Portuguese limestone, unifiying the space and making it seem larger than it really is.

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This isn’t your average saltwater pool. Designed by its owner as a basin for thalassic therapy, this pool on the coast of St. Barts in the Caribbean is emptied and refilled with fresh seawater every two days (a small electric pump does the job). A series of stepped teak decks provide space to sit or sunbathe.

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A glass screen separates an outdoor kitchen from the lap pool that runs along the outside of the building. Indoor-outdoor pools can extend the use of the pool and function as a dramatic water feature.

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In this outdoor retreat on the southern cape of South Africa, water falls from the top of a concrete retaining wall that projects dramatically into the pool. Eucalyptus fencing poles were used to create rotating screens along the front of the house and poolside.

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FITNESS

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for a total body reboot What will you wear on the beach? Less! So it’s time to get physical— and heed these five routines we’ve finagled from fitness experts, aimed at crafting the sleekest, most presentable you. Read on....

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Striking while it’s hot. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is among the fastest-growing sports in the world, thanks in part to the sculpted physiques of superstars like Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey. “MMA fighters have broad shoulders, slim waists and well-defined arms. A lot of people want to train to look like that,” says Patrick Henigan, an American Council on Exercise (ACE)certified trainer and owner of Jacksonville Fitness Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. “Some elements of MMA, like wrestling and jiu jitsu, are too dangerous for the average person,” he says. “However, the ‘striking’ sports—boxing and kickboxing—provide an opportunity to learn a new skill, burn a ton of calories and sculpt your body.” While most people think boxing is mostly a matter of arm strength, Henigan explains, it actually involves the entire body—shoulder, rib cage, hips, legs. The same is true for kickboxing, a combination of karate and boxing.

HIIT with a twist. HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training—workouts of 30 minutes or so that include short bursts of intense activity punctuated by brief recovery periods. HIIT has been gaining in popularity as new research supporting its benefits is published, according to Pete McCall, ACE senior exercise scientist and San Diego-based certified personal trainer. Now some HIIT offerings tap into the energyboosting powers of music: The Zumba company has partnered with ACE to create STRONG by Zumba, a non-dance, HIIT-inspired workout that emphasizes music more than choreography (and that the company hopes will bring more men into the Zumba fold). Similarly, the popular Masala Bhangra program based on Indian dance has just launched a 20-minute HIIT-inspired workout. Called Transformation, it combines classic moves like burpees and squats with intervals of Bhangra and Bollywood dance moves. A downloadable version is available for $11.99 at masalabhangraworkout.com.

Climb time. Do you need to be efficient with

Putting the “fun” in functional. If you define a “summer-ready body” as one that’s fit for active fun, consider functional fitness training. This workout emphasizes core stability and motions needed for daily life. “It’s old-school stuff—picking things up, putting things down, doing pushups and squats—but it’s gaining in popularity,” says Tricia Brouk, owner of Brouk Moves, an in-home personal training company based in New York City. “Really, it’s what people pay tons of money to do at CrossFit classes.” One of Brouk’s favorite moves is the Farmer’s Carry. “I could give you two kettlebells and, if you carry them correctly for 100 feet, you will be working on posture, core, balance, strength and endurance, all at the same time.” To get your functional moves down, you could hire a personal trainer, or take a few sessions with a trainer at a gym. “Most important, grab someone—a friend, a partner, a spouse—and make yourself accountable,” Brouk says. “You’ll be more inspired to do functional training if you have somebody to throw a ball at.”

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videos and online workouts for quite a while, but now we have instructor-led group classes that are live-streamed from the studio for the home screen of your choice. “You get the energy of a live class from the comfort of your own home,” explains McCall. If your time zone or schedule don’t sync up with a live class, many services offer video-ondemand libraries of classes that you can access at your convenience. “Some people are just more comfortable working out at home rather than going to a gym,” McCall says. “On the downside, you won’t necessarily have access to all the equipment, such as medicine balls or dumbbells, they might be using in the class.” Check out dailyburn.com, which offers more than 600 kinds of workouts; booyafitness.com, with everything from Yoga Boxing to Body Weight Sculpting and beyond, including personalized workout plans; or lesmills.com, which offers every type of on-demand workout imaginable, including its own trademarked classes like BodyPump, Sh’Bam, and BodyAttack.

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your workout time? Then don’t focus on isolation movements (like bicep curls and bench presses) that develop specific “glamour” muscles. Instead, go for complex movements—those that use two or more joints, such as pulling a sled or doing a full-body row, advises Jason Walsh, Hollywood’s go-to action trainer, who has worked with such A-listers as Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone. Climbing is one of the most effective complex movements, Walsh says, and it’s the basis of a group cardio concept he founded called Rise

Nation (rise-nation.com). The program mainly uses the Versaclimber, a machine that provides a fast “vertical workout” that simulates climbing. “It burns twice as many calories as any other piece of equipment out there, and it recruits more muscles as well,” Walsh says. “It’s effective and efficient— and you can get in better overall condition by doing a workout for as little as 30 minutes, three times a week.”

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MADE-TO-MEASURE

If The Suit Fits

Want to take your wardrobe to the next level? Try made-to-measure on for size. Sure, you look sensational in the suits you’ve purchased at Levy’s. We carry the finest labels in the world and our tailors are the best in the business. But there may come a time when you want to treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind suit made just for you. That’s when we’ll introduce you to the world of made-to-measure.

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Evening fundraiser? Wedding? Office? Wherever you’re going, there’s a lapel for that. The classic day-to-day look of a notch lapel is perfect for single-breasted suits and sportcoats. Often found on double-breasted suits, peak lapels can be identified by their edges, which point upward toward the shoulders, and are equally suited if you’re headed to work or a blacktie affair. The rounded-edge shawl lapel is commonly found on dinner and tuxedo jackets and worn at formal occasions such as weddings, galas and black-tie events.

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OVERALL FIT

There’s a reason an off-the-rack suit may not feel right when you try it on—it’s not made specifically for you. A made-to-measure suit, however, is constructed according to your body measurements. How should it fit? Jackets should have smooth lines that follow the contours of your body, with sleeves ending at the wrist bone. The top button of a two-button suit, or the middle button of a three, should hit at the navel and never below. If a buttoned jacket creates X-shaped rippling, it’s too tight. There’s a lot to consider when finding the right garment, but not to worry—just allow our tailors to take your measurements, and we’ll handle the rest.

There’s an endless number of ways to give your suit a personal touch. Experiment with a variety of cuffs, stitching, lining and vents to satisfy your tastes and add style. Buttons are small but can play a large role in your suit’s overall appearance—change the type and color of your buttons from basic to an exotic material like horn or bone to enhance your look.

Choose materials and patterns that suit you (and the season) best. For Nashville’s warm spring and summer temperatures, choose more breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. If cold temperatures are in your future, garments made of wool and cashmere will keep you warm. And don’t forget to show your personality—colors and patterns, plaids and pinstripes will make your suit pop.

A lot of detail goes into the suit jacket, but don’t forget your lower half! You have plenty of trouser options from which to choose—pleats or flat-front, with or without belt loops. But what shouldn’t change is the fit: Trousers should sit at the top of your hipbones, slim downward and then taper below the knee. Your seat and thighs should be hugged comfortably by fabric and show no wrinkles or divots. The bottom hem should graze the top of your shoes, so about 1 to 1½ inches of ankle (or sock) show when you walk or sit.

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Levy’s recently gave back to the community, inviting friends, family and others to two events held at the store. This page, Levy’s hosted a celebration to commemorate the Re-New program’s six-year partnership with the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. Re-New helps furnish apartments for women in the YWCA’s transitional housing program. Opposite, Levy’s held a client appreciation party, which included catering by Union Common and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, and entertainment by Wild Life Crush.

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1 Tracy DeTomasi. 2 Julie Davis, David Levy and Cheryl Hays. 3 Janna Landry and Pat Shea. 4 Josh Winstock Catering provided a delicious spread. 5 Guests at the YWCA grabbed a copy of Levy’s magazine. 6 Sharon Roberson, David Levy and Pat Shea.

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7 Samples of Hattie B’s chicken. 8 Connie Thompson, Ellen Levy, Jackie Karr and Lynne Brantley. 9 Connie Cathcart–Richardson and Eddie Richardson. 10 David Levy and Sylvia Roberts. 11 David Levy and the Bristers. 12 Ellen and David Levy. 13 Wes Davis, Lynn Brantley and Matt Brooksher. 14 The fall/winter 2016 issue in print and on cake. 15 Marcus and Yolanda Henderson and Erica and J.K. Brister. 16 Susie Parsons, David Levy, Patsy King and Mike Horn. 17 Earl, Janet and A.J. Bentz and David Levy.

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MUSIC

SONIC BOOM

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Despite what some trolls say, we’re living in a Golden Age of original music. Give a listen to these four performers, and you’ll agree. By Mark Dowden

BEN HARPER Growing up to be a singer-songwriter was a natural path for Ben Harper. His grandparents owned a store called The Folk Music Center and Museum, whose patrons included Leonard Cohen and Taj Mahal. At age 9, Harper heard Bob Marley perform live, and Marley has been an influence ever since. Harper’s work spans blues, folk, reggae, rock and soul, with lyrical themes ranging from protest music to love songs. In mood and sonic range, his latest album, in particular, is a rewarding roller-coaster ride. The album: Call It What It Is Go-to song: “Shine” Deeper dives: “Fool for a

Newcomer Flo Morrissey, a 22-year-old Brit, was drawn to folk music from an early age. Her debut album features her original songs—earnest, pastoral works written from a teenage point of reference. Morrissey has said she gets along better with older people than kids her own age, and certainly her velvety voice sounds like that of a seasoned performer. Her latest effort, released this January, is an album of cover duets with Matthew E. White. These two have fantastic chemistry; the tracks bounce merrily along as the two performers trade verses. The album: Gentlewoman, Ruby Man Go-to song: “Look at What the Light Did Now”

Lonesome Train” and “In the Colors” from Lifeline

Deeper dive: A surprisingly hypnotic version of “Grease” (yes, that “Grease”)

AARON LEE TASJAN Ohio native Aaron Lee Tasjan writes gritty lyrics. The Smoky Mountain News put it this way: “Tasjan’s words are soaked in spilled whiskey, misunderstood tears and dusty memories. Each number seeps into the cracks of your troubled soul.” Roger that. In New York City, Tasjan found himself as lead guitarist of the New York Dolls and also formed his own band, The Madison Square Gardeners. But it was after moving to Nashville in 2013 that the heartachy lyrics started flowing like so much Tennessee whiskey, and his solo career blossomed. The album: Silver Tears Go-to song: “Memphis Rain” Deeper dives: “12 Bar Blues” and “Everything That I Have Is Broken”

NEKO CASE While attending art school in Vancouver, Neko Case cut her musical teeth as a drummer for local punk bands. She recorded lead vocals for songs that ended up on The New Pornographers’ first album, which was meant as a side project for its musicians but catapulted the band to surprise indie success. In 1997, as a college junior, Case went country on her first solo album. On the solo efforts that followed, she has explored the haunting genre of “country noir” with songs that are often emotionally raw and always cinematic. The album: The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You Go-to song: “Night Still Comes” Deeper dives: “Ragtime” and “This Tornado Loves You”

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“Right Now” by TV on the Radio “When the Tequila Runs Out” by Dawes “With Arms Outstretched” by Rilo Kiley “Lasso” by Phoenix “Be Thankful for What You Got” by William DeVaughn “Australia” by The Shins

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“She Walks in So Many Ways” by The Jayhawks “Occapella” by Lee Dorsey “True Sadness” by The Avett Brothers “Going Back to New Orleans” by Deacon John “These Words” by The Lemon Twigs “Sister Jack” by Spoon

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