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LEVY’S

F/W 2018

FALL FASHIONS

TREND REPORT

CALIFORNIA WINES

PAMPERED PUPS

COOL GADGETS

GAL GADOT

FALL/WINTER 2018

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CONTENTS fall/ winter 2018

FEATURES GONE TO THE DOGS | 48 Can’t imagine vacationing without your pet? Don’t worry—some luxury hotels go out of their way to keep Fido’s tail wagging.

rebels in red and white | 54 In California, knowing the rules but choosing to break them has yielded some wonderfully unusual wines.

Yoga mans up | 58 In truth, this exercise has never been just for women. Now a new, tougher type makes that super-clear.

DEPARTMENTS Memo | 4 Levy’s is proud to give you the best.

The levy’s Guide | 9 The 411 on luxury fabrics...Mel Gambert custom shirts...Mednikow Jewelers comes to Nashville... and much more.

the techie | 14 No one truly needs these high-tech toys, but it sure would be fun to have them!

Essentials | 16 You’ll find the best shoes, scarves, belts, jewelry and more at Levy’s.

romantic rendezvous

Whether a first date or a night out without the kids, look your best with the season’s finest fashions.

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trend report | 32 Look for these nine fashion phenomena when warm weather returns next season. THE MUSE

gal gadot | 36 At 33, this Israeli native is a military veteran, a former beauty queen and a big-screen sensation.

PURSUITS | 60 With confidence built into its name, Surefly is the ’copter that doubles as a drone.

In good company | 62 The Levy’s team welcomes the Sartorial Group and continues its support of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund.

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From the “moonshine roots music” of Valerie June to the cosmic Americana of Sun Seeker, these contemporary artists are guaranteed to put you in good headspace.

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ON THE COVER: Holly wears a blouse by A Marsi, camisole by Hotel Particulier, leggings by Minxx, jewelry by Mednikow. Rudy wears jacket by Sand, shirt by Eton, satin tie by Levy’s. This page, sweater by Eleventy, jeans by AG.

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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: CLOSED

Proud to give you the best sneak peeks

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Levy’s is Nashville’s destination for luxury labels, on-site tailoring and outstanding customer service. Family-owned and operated since 1855, we provide the very best apparel and accessories in Nashville for men and women. We offer an extensive men’s made-to-measure program throughout the year, focusing on a client’s needs and style. And if you just need a place to drop in, grab a drink, chat with friends and relax a bit, we are that destination. Levy’s array of services includes complimentary alterations, closet consultations and personal shopping by appointment. We will continue to work hard each day to earn your trust and friendship and always have your best interest at heart, as well as the Nashville community. Every season, we introduce new and expanded selections of brands to our clients in the Nashville area. This fall, we invite you to discover Circolo, an Italian brand whose philosophy is “proudly

easy,” a modern easy and comfortable way of dressing. For men, we present the latest from Corneliani, and our women’s department features the very best from A Marsi, Di Bello, Meme and D.Exterior from Italy. And if you love Eleventy— ladies and gentlemen—you’ll surely fall for this season’s looks. We are also proud to welcome Mednikow Jewelers to its new home inside Levy’s. Please stop by and welcome their team to Nashville as it grows from current locations in Memphis and Atlanta. Welcome, also, to our new neighbors at Vertis Green Hills along with Char, True Foods and other fine restaurants. Whether you are a long-time 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 shopping needs. ­—Ellen and David Levy

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR DAVID LEVY Editor RITA GUARNA creative Director STEPHEN M. VITARBO senior editor DARIA MEOLI senior Associate Editor DARIUS AMOS lifestyle editor HALEY LONGMAN assistant art director YVONNE MARKI Contributing Editors LEE LUSARDI CONNOR, STEPHEN GARNER, TIMOTHY KELLEY, DONNA ROLANDO, JOSH SENS Contributing Photographer ALEX CRAWFORD PUBLISHING STAFF group Publisher SHAE MARCUS director of sales MONICA DELLI SANTI account executive CHRISTINA FERRERO Director of Production and Circulation CHRISTINE HAMEL Advertising Services director JACQUELYNN FISCHER graphic designer, ad services VIOLETA MULAJ 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, THOMAS FLANNERY, 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 © 2018 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:

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THE BEST FROM CASHMERE’S CAPITAL

Although Kinross—the women’s cashmere specialist—has connections in many parts of the globe (including Mongolia as a source for wool), its headquarters is in the world’s wool sweater epicenter: Scotland. And, true to its heritage, Kinross adheres to strict European cashmere production standards. From goat to garment, it’s known for premium quality, exceptional customer service and a strong social and environmental commitment. Kinross sweaters are a comfortable, stylish and versatile choice, whether you’re windowshopping in downtown Nashville or traveling through the Scottish Highlands.

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LEVY’S GUIDE FEELIN’ BLU

“Fanatics about fabrics and tailoring”— that’s how Blujacket describes its team. For more than 40 years they’ve been in the business of making fine men’s tailored clothing—suits, sportcoats, blazers and tuxedos. They rely on Italian wools, silks and linens—and a dedicated group of handpicked, experienced tailors. And Blujacket’s textile mills have their own sheep farms in Australia and New Zealand to ensure quality control. Here’s a brand you can rely on; count on Levy’s to show it to you.

KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON!

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As a Levy’s customer, you know about the fine craftsmanship, precision and heritage of many Italian, English and other European designers. But let us introduce you to Mel Gambert, a name that’s been synonymous with shirt-making since 1933, when Joseph Gambert opened his first shop in Newark, N.J. That’s right— one of the finest custom shirt makers in the world is based in New Jersey, and these made-to-measure garments are available at Levy’s. The company—now operated by Mitch Gambert—stocks more than 1,500 fabrics from the world’s best mills, including Albini, Canclini, Mileta and Thomas Mason, and makes luxurious shirts in various sophisticated styles, playful patterns and flattering fits made specifically for the individual. Visit Levy’s and ask us about Mel Gambert shirts; we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect fit.

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THE LEVY’S GUIDE TAYLORMADE FOR YOU

The name sounds as American as apple pie, but Paul Taylor is the Italian brand started by designer David Naman in 2007. Originally launched in select countries overseas, it recently hit the U.S.—and Levy’s jumped aboard! Paul Taylor complements Naman’s eponymous label, catering to welltraveled men who refuse to live a sedentary lifestyle. The pieces, from double-breasted topcoats to sportcoats with patch pockets, find common ground between storied Italian craftsmanship and English sartorial edge. And the impressive sportswear line will make you feel elegant but relaxed—and it fits right into your lifestyle. New to Paul Taylor? Let the staff at Levy’s introduce you during your next visit.

IT DOESN’T SOUND ITALIAN

You can’t tell by the name of the brand—though the designs give a hint—but Ingram is an Italian company. Founded in 1949 by Fabio Inghirami, the men’s shirt maker has mastered a proven formula for success: combining comfort, style and durability for garments that are an enduring pleasure to wear. Ask your Levy’s sales associate for Ingram shirts; you’ll be living proof that the formula works.

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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 DENIM ALBERTO ALLEN EDMONDS ANDERSON’S BELTS BALLIN BLUJACKET BORGO 28 BOSCA BRAX BUGATTI CAROL LIPWORTH CORNELIANI CULTURATA DAVID DONAHUE DEREK ROSE D.EXTERIOR DION DONALD J PLINER DONNA DEGNAN ELEVENTY ELISA CAVALETTI EMPORIO ARMANI ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA ETON GITMAN BROS. GRAVATI GUCCI HICKEY FREEMAN HOOK & ALBERT HUDSON HUGO BOSS JACK VICTOR J BRAND JONATHAN WACHTEL LEFT COAST TEE LEN BELTS LOLA & SOPHIE

MAC MAGNANNI MAJESTIC FILATURES MAJESTIC INTERNATIONAL MAURIZIO BALDASSARI MEL GAMBERT MEYER PATRICK ASSARAF PESERICO Q BY FLYNT R. HANAUER ROBERT TALBOTT RODD & GUNN ROYAL HIGHNIES SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SAND SANTIAGO SAXX SEVENTY SOUTHERN FIREFLY CANDLE SWIMS TORINO TRAFALGAR TRASK TRUE GRIT AND DYLAN TULLIANI UP VALENTINA’S DONNA VIGORELLA DEGNAN V K NAGRANI ZANELLA

WHAT MATTERS

A good reputation can only take a company so far. Regardless of where a garment is made or how old a company is, what really counts is that it makes you look great. So you may not care that Corneliani menswear distributes its products in over 70 countries. Or that the family-owned firm dates back to the 1930s. Or that its Italian design flair won it the Leonardo Prize for quality. But you will care that suits, sportcoats, shirts, scarves and ties from Corneliani will make you look fantastic this fall and winter. That’s what really matters.

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THE LEVY’S GUIDE LUXURY FABRICS 101

You know that the fabulous fall suit you just bought at our store is crafted of high-quality wool. But when you’re investing in the best, you might want to know a bit more. The finest wool used in both tailored clothing and knits is cashmere, made from the ultra-fine hairs of Kashmir goats. These revered creatures graze in various locations around the world, but the truly softest cashmere comes from goats in Inner Mongolia. (It’s so delicate that shepherds use special combs to collect it by hand.) The best cashmere uses only the down, which is prized for its long fibers, uniformity and ultra-soft hand. Another highly coveted luxury fabric comes from the vicuña: The yarn from this animal is considered even more precious than cashmere. Vicuñas were near extinct in the 1980s: Severe water shortages during Andean winters (June, July and August, which is also reproductive season for vicuñas) meant fewer new births. Fortunately, renowned fabric and clothing maker Ermenegildo Zegna stepped in to provide water—for the animals and local residents. From 5,000 vicuñas in the late ’80s, there are an estimated 150,000 today. Escorial is a relatively new fiber in the industry, founded in 1998 from a breed of very small sheep in Australia and New Zealand. The wool from these animals performs as a naturally coiled spring, providing fluidity, crease-resistance and comfort to your clothing. (These same properties are now possible using fine wools blended with a small percentage of stretch.) Of course, you should consider your garment’s durability when choosing a fine luxury yarn. Naturally, the finer it is, the more delicate the fabric. That means for a suit you plan to wear regularly, a sturdier blend (cashmere mixed with wool for the aforementioned stretch, for instance) is a better choice. The same logic applies to quality indicators of fine wools: super 120s, 150s, 180s, etc. The number indicates the thickness of the fiber, measured in microns. The higher the number, the softer, more expensive and more delicate the fabric. Let the buyer be informed!

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DIGS YOU’LL REALLY DIG

As a Levy’s customer, you have a refined sensibility and an appreciation for quality. So let us suggest a new residential community that’s sure to meet your impeccable standards. Vertis Green Hills here in Nashville has 310 homes and penthouses in multiple styles with luxury amenities, including a 24-hour modern fitness center, a yoga studio and a heated, resort-style pool. It’s like a small city, with more than 85,000 square feet of onsite dining and shopping. The sights? Spectacular, with beautiful vistas of downtown and rolling hills and—a highlight—views of our store! We like to keep our customers close, and when you move into Vertis Green Hills you’ll be a cufflink’s throw away.

A DIXIE GEM RETURNS

Our city just got even more beautiful. That’s because the fine jewelry retailer Mednikow has moved back into town and located in Levy’s, making it the perfect fit for these multi-generational businesses. Mednikow was a Nashville fixture back in the 1970s and ’80s, and the company has had a store in Atlanta’s high-end Buckhead district for about 20 years now. The Mednikow people’s jewelry gleams with timeless elegance and sophistication. And because they have a distinctively Southern sensibility, it’s only natural they’d come back to Nashville.

LOLA & SOPHIE: THE LOOK YOU WANT

Fashion has gone to the dogs in Gene Kagan’s home, but that’s a good thing. Kagan’s trendy line of clothing, Lola & Sophie, is named after the New Yorker’s two primpedup pups and is worn by sophisticated women around the world. The collections are based on neutral hues, have very little embellishment and are inspired by the designer’s global travels. (Kagan’s furry friends—a long-haired Chihuahua and a Havanese—had some influence on some of the brand’s more flowy pieces.) If you’re looking for the best from Lola & Sophie, Levy’s has what you want!

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HUSTLE FOR THAT MUSCLE PowerDot is the world’s first muscle stimulator and couldn’t be easier to use during your next exercise session. Simply connect to the accompanying app, pair the Bluetooth pods and select the muscle groups you’d like to target. Electronic stimulation painlessly activates your muscles, increases blood flow to certain areas and helps your body recover faster after a particularly intense workout. $449 for two.

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SAFE AND SOUND Ubtech’s newest robot, the bipedal Walker, made a big splash at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The bot can walk a security patrol in your home and responds to voice commands—but it also knows how to have fun. Walker can dance and play games, and Ubtech is hoping to create movable arms for the bot before its 2019 release. Price TBA.

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LISTEN UP! When packing for your next trip, you don’t have to worry about squeezing the ultra-compact Ultimate Ears Wonderboom speaker into your carry-on. This completely waterproof device is perfect for the pool or beach because it can float along with you in the water. The speaker has a hanging loop for extra portability—it can easily attach to any bag or bike for a day outdoors. And if you get it dirty? No worries—you can rinse it off and keep on playing your favorite tunes. $100.

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FUN FOR FIDO Hate leaving your dog or cat for the day? Petcube Bites camera lets you stay connected with your furry friend while you’re away. The camera has two-way audio, so you can tell Buddy to stop misbehaving or praise him for his good behavior—and make sure to fling him a treat remotely with the built-in food dispenser. $249.

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ESSENTIALS

HOT STUFF

Levy’s has all your must-haves for fall.

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Sneakers by Eleventy and Golden Goose Deluxe Brand.

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EMBELLISH YOURSELF Statement jewelry has a way of making you stand out in a crowd.

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Earrings and necklaces by Carol Lipworth.

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This entitles you to savings of $75 on any new men’s fall sportswear purchase of $375 or more.

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This entitles you to $100 on any new men’s fall suit, sportcoat and pant, or tuxedo purchase of $500 or more.

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TREND REPORT

Sneak peek at spring 2019 Look for these nine fashion phenomena when warm weather returns next season. By Stephen Garner Can we really forecast now what will be hot in menswear next spring and summer? Not perfectly, but fashion intel offers tantalizing hints, from the author’s visit to the fashion capitals of Europe—Milan, Florence, London and Paris. Here are some trends to expect:

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DOUBLE-BREASTED SUITS Yes, what’s old is new again. This classic appears in a plethora of offerings heading into spring 2019. While the traditional models are available, designers also are starting to push a new one-and-ahalf breasted model that has more of a shape and appears less boxy. And if you’re looking for a trendier version, there also are a variety of oversized models being introduced.

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A RIOT OF COLOR Designers throughout Europe have been showing various shades of light blues, pinks, oranges, reds and yellows in their collections. You’ll have a chance to step out of your navy, black and gray wardrobe to embrace these wonderful hues, due to arrive stateside next spring. (You needn’t wear head-to-toe pink; a pop of red or baby blue will definitely help you stand out from the crowd.)

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OVER-THE-KNEE SHORTS We live in an age of oversized, roomy silhouettes, so it’s only natural for our shorts to follow suit. While a roomier short allows for more “breathing room” in the summer heat, it also makes for a great look to pair with sandals and a resort shirt. Also look for styles that are a bit high-waisted, fitting just below the knee. Otherwise you’ll just look like a typical sloppy American tourist, and we don’t want that.

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SMALL SUNGLASSES In a trend that recalls The Matrix, sunglasses are shrinking— and not just for women. Often done in a rose-colored glass, these lenses are barely big enough to cover your eyeballs. But even if you’re squinting, you’ll look as sharp as a knife.

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RELAXED TROUSERS This trend has been sneaking back on the runways and into the streets since 2015. You can style trousers with a tucked-in shirt or a polo for a Riviera vibe, or layer them with a doublebreasted blazer and a T-shirt for more of a ’90s attitude. Look for pants that have a higher waist and a carrot leg; these tend to look the best on multiple body shapes.

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SUITS THAT LIVE LARGE The suit of spring 2019 promises to be a tad oversized and a bit dramatic, often in technical performance fabrics. It will range in color from the typical navy to bold highlighter hues. We’ve seen this oversized trend happening across product categories for a few seasons now, and tailoring departments are freshening up accordingly.

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FANNY PACKS We can’t escape this polarizing accessory: an unapologetically useful, but not always aesthetically pleasing “tourist” bag. Whether you call it a fanny pack, a bum bag or a waist pack, this bag is back from the grave in a big way. Clip it around your waist—or emulate early adopters who wear this shape across their chests. (Yes, you may have to feature it across your body or under your armpit to reach peak-level coolness.)

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STATEMENT STRIPES Stripes are everywhere. Far from the classic pinstripe, next season’s stripes are thick, bright and bold. They’ve been spotted on everything from tops and jackets to suits and trousers. If you’d like to try this look, opt for one eye-catching striped piece at a time. (You say you’re a veteran style risk-taker? Go for a suit with a thick, bold stripe from head to toe.)

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CAMP-COLLAR SHIRTS With the collar overlapping the lapels, these shirts brilliantly take a tailored ensemble down a notch. Whether you’re drawn to a vibrant pattern or a subdued one, camp-collar shirts have a natural affinity for any jacket in your closet.

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At 33, Israeli native Gal Gadot is a military veteran, a former beauty queen and a big-screen sensation. By Donna Rolando

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include the action crime thriller Criminal (playing the wife of heartthrob Ryan Reynolds) and the action comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses (she’s a secret agent). She’s clearly earned her comedy chops—but also looks forward unironically to at least two more spin-offs with Wonder Woman anticipated through 2019. Gadot was in law school when the acting bug bit her so hard she couldn’t ignore it. Although as a kid she always craved attention (at age 5 she soaked adult party guests with a hose just to get laughs), it wasn’t until her success with the Miss Israel pageant that she recognized her true calling and dropped the law books for a lucrative modeling and acting career. Today she pleads her case in the court of fan opinion—and her runway past can’t hurt when it’s time to dress to the nines and beyond. Gadot’s not shy about wearing a Christian Dior dress in a bright red or showing some skin with her crimsonsequined Armani Privé gown slit up the thigh. She’s also embraced Millennial Pink with a stylish Oscar de la Renta suit; yet at a ballgame, she looks like the gal next door in a beige trench coat, black leggings and flats. Hollywood’s glitz doesn’t seem to have gone to this star’s head—her priorities remain family: her husband, Israeli real-estate developer, Yaron Varsano; and their two daughters, Alma, 6, and Maya, 1. She imagines her films being a legacy to her children, and acting gives her months off for her favorite role of all: mom. Where is the limit for this star who apparently has it all— looks, talent, brains and commitment? One can only wonder.

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h, what a Gal! When Israeli-born actress and supermodel Gal Gadot took on the iconic role of Wonder Woman in the 2016 movie Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, she had a tough audience to please: DC Comics fans. But she came through like a warrior, repeating the role last year in Justice League and in the superheroine’s own big-screen saga, Wonder Woman. To those who have followed Gadot’s career since she played Gisele in the Fast and the Furious series starting in 2009 (in which she performed many of her own stunts), all of this was the fulfillment of an almost obvious destiny. At a youthful 33, this former supermodel and ubiquitous cover girl can look back on an illustrious life already: She was crowned Miss Israel 2004 at age 18, served as a combat instructor in the Israeli Defense Forces and just this year snagged a spot on Time’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. (In the magazine’s trademark star-does-star approach, her writeup was penned by none other than Lynda Carter, TV’s Wonder Woman in the 1970s.) Of course, the double-W is more than a career-maker for Gadot. It’s also a platform for promoting her feminist goal, which she defines as equality for all. “I feel I’ve been given such a huge opportunity to show the strong, beautiful side of women—finally,” she says. And Wonder Woman fits the bill because of her independent spirit. “She’s not relying on a man,” says Gadot, “and she’s not there because of a love story.” That’s not to say that Gadot does every thespian turn on a soapbox—indeed, she’s mixed things up. Her credits

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Whether a first date or a night out without the kids, look your best with the season’s finest fashions. Photography by Alex Crawford Location courtesy of Vertis Green Hills Styling by Wes Davis and Ellen Levy Makeup by Kelly Henderson

Opposite page, on her, blouse by A Marsi, camisole by Hotel Particulier, leggings by Minxx, jewelry by Mednikow. On him, jacket by Sand, shirt by Eton, satin tie by Levy’s.

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This page, jacket by Rino and Pelle, T-shirt by Majestic Filatures, velvet jeans by AG. Opposite page, hooded jacket and sweater by Patrick Assaraf, camo jeans by J Brand.

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This page, on him, ID jacket by Corneliani, shirt by Culturata, jeans by J Brand. On her, animal print blazer by Rino and Pelle, T-shirt by Majestic Filatures, jeans by AG, jewelry by Carol Lipworth and Mednikow Jewelers. Opposite page, sweater with fur cuffs by D. Exterior, jeans by AG, jewelry by Mednikow Jewelers.

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This page, on him, knit jacket by Circolo, sweater and shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna, jeans by Hudson. On her, reversible wrap by Rino and Pelle, tank top by Majestic Filatures, velvet jeans by AG, jewelry by Mednikow Jewelers. Opposite page, jacket by J Brand, sweater by Patrick Assaraf, jeans by Hudson.

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rom coast to coast, there are elegant hotels that not only treat you like a king, but respect your pup’s royal pedigree too. Pets are welcomed—not just allowed—in these luxe lodges, which pamper them with treats, concierge walking, lush grounds for romping and other perks. Five standouts are spotlighted on the following pages. Truth be told, it may cost a little more to take Fido along. But is your best friend worth it, or what? And think what you’ll save on kennel costs!

Can’t imagine vacationing without your pet? Don’t worry— some luxury hotels go out of their way to keep Fido’s tail wagging.

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Dogs will know they’re getting the luxe treatment when they’re served grilled chicken in a doggie bowl. But what could be more appropriate for an establishment co-owned by actress and animal rights activist Doris Day? Right in the heart of Carmel, this historic landmark inn with 1920s-era Spanish architecture has been called the nation’s most dog-friendly hotel. But it’s not only the inn that loves our furry friends. The city, too, is simpatico and puts out a dog-friendly guide to its attractions. For instance, dogs can run along the beautiful Carmel Beach or stroll on a leash through the quaint village where store owners are ready with a doggie treat and water. Other highlights—for humans—are king suites with fireplaces, live music in the hotel’s cozy living room and breakfast with fresh fruit and baked goods. Also check out Terry’s Restaurant & Lounge for Moroccan chicken, grilled rack of lamb and other fare made with fresh local ingredients. Is the lodging industry going to the dogs? Que será, será!

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Ruff will feel like a VIP (Very Important Pet) when he stays with you in this swanky spot in jumpin’ downtown Houston. The hotel’s pet policy, says management, is designed so that owners are stress-free and don’t have to worry about their pets. A concierge handles daily dog walks, and amenities like special bowls, toys and water bottles all make the place seem like home. And if you prefer to take your own dog for a longer walk, nearby Discovery Green is a great option. Humans can find their luxury pampering at Four Seasons’ Spa & Fitness Center. Discover a variety of massages to nurture your body, or have some fun with yoga and wine at a group exercise class. This spa, with many eyecatching features, made the cover of American Spa magazine in 2016. Then there’s the spacious, newly renovated lobby, which not too modestly calls itself “Houston’s Living Room,” ready for sipping, socializing or just relaxing. Also, don’t miss the chic bourbon bar, Bayou & Bottle, or the Topgolf Swing Suite, featuring golf simulators. While your dog lives the life of Riley at this raved-about facility, maybe you can focus on your game.

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THE ST. REGIS ASPEN RESORT, Aspen, Colorado Want to trade walking the dog for relaxing poolside with a strawberry daiquiri or spend more time on the powdery slopes? At this resort you have only to whisper your wish, and guilt is gone. The staff at the redesigned St. Regis is happy to take the leash for a while, and also provides bowls, treats and a doggie bed while you leave your cares behind at the Reméde Spa. (Try the soothing waterfall, oxygen lounge or the cold-and-warm plunge pools.) There’s also a fitness center and gift boutique. Although most people come for the slopes, that’s only part of the outdoor fun in a region also known for horseback riding, bicycling and whitewater rafting. By day, take Rover for a romp at Ruby Park only a few minutes away. By night, Mountain Social beckons you to sip a cocktail by the fireplace and reflect on this best-ever vacation for you and your four-legged friend.

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Right down to its location—just four blocks from Central Park—The Peninsula is a pooch paradise. While you might visit for the abundant shopping and entertainment in Midtown Manhattan, your pet will love the park and the pampering that starts with a personalized welcome card and water bottle. Any dog 60 pounds or under is welcome. Fido will have all the comforts of home—a doggie bed, bowl and treats—and (if you’re in a suite) a collar, leash, bandana and small toy, all with the Peninsula logo. He’ll wag his tail and you’ll be worry-free as you discover the awardwinning Peninsula Spa, the cutting-edge fitness center and the glass-enclosed pool. Perhaps, after a day of hitting the stores, your much-deserved rest will come on the sun terrace with its panoramic city views, followed by a taste sensation at The Peninsula’s signature Clement restaurant, and when the sun sets, a toast in the rooftop bar, Salon de Ning.

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THE COTTAGES AT NANTUCKET BOAT BASIN, Nantucket, Massachusetts For a laid-back beach experience both you and your pet will love, this inn offers 17 “Woof Cottages” that are often in demand. Dogs are greeted by their own pet concierge, a lab/spaniel named Bailey, who knows this famous island like the back of his paw. Guests and their pooches have all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen to make favorite meals, doggie beds, personalized pet tags and nautical chew toys—just right for lodgings with views of the blue harbor. Dog-walking services are available, but visitors also may enjoy taking a long trek with their pet at neighboring Sanford Farm. After making their pet happy, visitors can indulge themselves with a first-class massage or spa treatment at the nearby White Elephant Spa, where the scenery rivals the serenity you experience. Or hop on a complimentary bike for a tour of the town, perhaps stopping for a bite at one of the many eateries. There’s also a free bus to Nantucket’s beaches—a not-to-be-missed destination. FALL/WINTER 2018

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In California, knowing the rules but choosing to break them has yielded some wonderfully unusual wines. By Josh Sens

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hen most winemakers describe their work, they lean on artsy or scientific terms. They talk about terroir or malolactic fermentation or the handmade magic required to coax the most out of their fruit. But Scott Sampler is not like most vintners. He speaks of spaghetti sauce. “That was the association I had from the start,” he says. “I was thinking of cooking low and slow, like the Sunday dinners my mother used to make.” Those dinners were served in the Silver Lake and Los Feliz neighborhoods of Los Angeles, where Sampler grew up. His father was a noted graphic designer. His mother was an actress of Italian descent. Among her specialties was pasta smothered in long-simmered tomato and meat sauce. Whatever the meal, wine was always on the table, and Sampler’s father often slipped him sips, developing his son’s appreciation for the stuff. But that didn’t make a winemaker of him. After college at UC Berkeley, Sampler returned to LA and worked as a script writer and music video director. It was the emotionally taxing end of a romantic relationship in the early aughts that sent him on a new path. Traveling around on what he calls a “breakup tour,” he wound up crashing with a friend whose home sat in the mountainous folds of the Malibu. Looking at the steep-sloped property

around him, Sampler thought, “Why not plant grapes and start making wine?” Fast-forward to the present. Sampler is the driving force behind the Central Coast Group Project (CCGP), a collaborative—and iconoclastic—winery that produces startling vintages in anything but the old-fashioned way. From his first release, in 2012, he has opted for what he describes as a “neo-primitive” approach. Another way to put it is that he makes his wine the way his mother made sauce— low and slow. He lets the grapes stay in contact with the skins and stems for anywhere from a month to six months. He stirs frequently throughout the process, tasting as he goes, not unlike an Italian home cook hovering over a stove. In the early goings, Sampler’s many wine-world acquaintances were skeptical of his process; they thought it sounded like a recipe for vinegar. It turned out to be a blueprint for beautifully subtle vintages that marry wonderfully with food. No matter the wine—a boldly structured Syrah; a red Rhone varietal red; a bright everyday white—Sampler stuck to his rule-breaking methods: long maceration, little sulfur, no new oak. There was no arguing with his results. CCGP wines have been embraced by sommeliers and have found a home at acclaimed restaurants from Le Coucou and Racines in New York to Craft and Spago in LA. “There is a certain amount of risk to

making wine this way, because a lot can go wrong,” Sampler says. “But I’m working in small batches, and I’m watching things very, very closely. I’m basically living with the wines, and I know what I’m after, which is a clear, honest expression of whatever varietal I’m working with.” In his departure from convention, Sampler is unusual. But in California, he’s not alone. Elements of his rustic, low-sulfur approach are mirrored at wineries such as Piedrasassi, a Lompocbased producer of unvarnished Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, among other varietals; and the aptly named Lo-Fi Wines in Los Alamos, where Mike Roth and Craig Winchester rely on native yeast and little to no sulfur to produce irresistibly drinkable Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. Like Sampler, Roth, a former chef, draws inspiration from his favorite kitchens, where the idea was to gather great ingredients and then not fuss with them. His wines, he says, aren’t meant to be collected, but to be enjoyed. To make them, he relies on just a few rules: They shouldn’t be overmanipulated, overripe or overpriced. “Ultimately, the standard is deliciousness,” Roth says. “Forget about the process for a minute. In the end, you want wines that are like food—so good you don’t want to stop eating. The wines should be so gulpable, you want to pour yourself another glass.”

Clockwise from top left: Lo-Fi Wines founder Mike Roth doesn’t fuss much with the ingredients of a good wine; Scott Sampler is the driving force behind the Central Coast Group Project, which produces wines that can be found in restaurants across the country; Zach Jarosz and Ian Sergy focus on Rhonestyle varietals at Archium Cellars in Santa Barbara County; enjoying a glass of red wine; Mutt Lynch Winery produces a family of reds for its Dog Series; enthusiasts participate in Blendfest, held annually in Paso Robles; Lo-Fi Wines’ Pét-Nat Rosé is made from hand-harvested and sustainably grown grapes.

TASTING NOTES Lo-Fi 2017 Santa Barbara Cabernet Franc, $24 Bright, brambly fruit runs through this medium-bodied wine, a vintage so versatile it marries with almost anything from soup to steak. Delicious lightly chilled, it can even be enjoyed with a salad. Central Coast Group Project 2013 Fauve Syrah, $75 An opulent wine with a silken texture, it emanates aromas of wild berries and pink peppercorns, with just the right acidity to splice the lushness. Wonderful with roasts of all kinds. Central Coast Group Project 2013 Barrington Hall Wine Dinner Special Cuvée, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, $75 Notes of concentrated spice and fruit mingle with hints of rosemary, thyme and bay leaf in a wine that pairs beautifully with poultry.

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In truth, the ancient practice has never been just for women. Now a new, tougher type makes that super-clear. By Lee Lusardi Connor

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or many men, working out means pushing ever harder, building strength and muscles and sweating a lot. That’s why so many are taking up yoga. Yoga’s physical benefits are well documented. They include better sleep, improved cardiovascular function, heightened immune-system performance and weight loss. Oh yes, and increased sexual stamina. Still, for years, fitness aficionados regarded yoga as a “feminine” practice. “For many, the idea of yoga has had an airy-fairy, stretchy, skinny, dancer, female-body connotation,” says Virginia Gallagher, founder and owner of the Hot Asana Sweat & Soul chain, which has locations in North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire and Colorado. “While a yin-style practice does have a meditative quality, a yang-style targets the muscles and blood and is a more ‘power’ approach. That’s the entry door the U.S. male population needs to get into yoga.” And ever more yoga studios are finding ways to open that door. Fierce Grace is a new yoga system that blends strength and flexibility and has taken off in the U.K. It recently opened its first U.S. studio in New York City. The hot yoga classes are geared to either gender and any age or ability level, says Kelly Isaac, co-owner of the New York studio. “Still, knowing that a lot of guys feel intimidated about attending a yoga class, we made our branding a bit macho and tongue-in-cheek—for example, photos of tattooed guys in leather doing yoga poses,” she says. “Our space is cool, open, not too pretty, and our practice is strong, and that is more appealing to guys.” Military personnel make up a big chunk of participants in Hot Flow and Heated Power Vinyasa classes at Hot Asana’s Southern Pines, N.C., studio near Fort Bragg. Gallagher also created the 21-Day Power Yoga Course for Men’s Health magazine at the behest of one of her devoted clients, a sergeant in the Special Forces. “For military personnel, our approach is intense enough that it doesn’t feel unmasculine in any way,” Gallagher says. Warrior Sculpt, “a soulful yet fierce fusion of yoga and weights” offered at the national fitness chain Life Time, was also created with a holistic approach in mind. “This class filled the space in between kinds of workouts people tend to gravitate to,” says Katie Haggerty, group fitness national brand manager, who developed the program. “There are people who wouldn’t dream of entering a yoga studio, and people who do yoga or related exercises but don’t

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Droning On! With confidence built into its name, Surefly is the ’copter that doubles as a drone. By Timothy Kelley

It’s like nouvelle cuisine cooked up a ’copter. Planned for a 2019 debut at a price under $200,000, the Surefly from the Workhorse Group is powered by a BMW 600-cc, twin-cylinder generator engine that responds to joystick commands. You’ll need a pilot’s license to fly it, but because it’s classed as a light-sport aircraft, that credential requires fewer hours of training than does a standard helicopter pilot’s license.

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capacity of 400 pounds—that’s two adults, or one adult and some stuff— thanks to eight propellers fixed in contra-rotating pairs on four arms. And to give you peace of mind that this is not your last adventure, its makers make triple-sure of Surefly. There’s full computer and electrical redundancy, and if the gas-powered generator fails, two 7.5-kilowatthour lithium-ion battery packs take over to assure a safe landing. If those balk too, there’s even a ballistic parachute to waft you to the ground. Did we say “garage?” With a fuselage and propellers crafted of carbon fiber, this nimble 1,100-pounder (for a helicopter, that’s svelte) can indeed fold its arms down to fit snugly into a standard car garage. And how high can Surefly fly? Workhorse puts its flight ceiling at 4,000 feet. For a personal vehicle so compact and nimble, that’s a lift for the spirits even in this tech-jaded age.

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HYPNOTIC GROOVES

From the “moonshine roots music” of Valerie June to the cosmic Americana of Sun Seeker, these contemporary artists are guaranteed to put you in good headspace. By Mark Dowden

VALERIE JUNE

“Organic moonshine roots music” is how Tennessee native Valerie June Hockett describes her body of work, but there’s nothing imitative about it. A skilled songwriter and musician, she effortlessly blends blues, bluegrass, folk, soul and classic pop into original ballads that are at once earthy and ethereal. Her voice, too, is one of a kind—high, light and twangy, raw, achy and emotive. That voice alone makes her recent release, The Order of Time, an absolute treat. The album: The Order of Time Go-to song: “Love You Once Made” Deeper dives: “If And,” as well as the powerful “Workin’ Woman Blues” from the album Pushin’ Against a Stone

SUN SEEKER

Lilting, starkly melodic, whimsical and sometimes psychedelic, Sun Seeker is one of the more inventive current bands to emerge from a Nashville basement. Alex Benick (guitar), Asher Horton (bass) and Ben Parks (drums), now 22, have been hanging out and collaborating since eighth grade. Like one of their 1960s inspirations, The Band, these guys possess the poise and musicality to sound polished at a young age. They call their sound “cosmic American music,” and you’ll find it highly listenable. The album: Biddeford, their debut EP Go-to song: “Won’t Keep Me Up at Night” Deeper dives: “Might Be Time” and “Sunny Day Girls”

R.L. BOYCE

Mississippi Hill Country blues is a loose boogie style that can have a hypnotic effect on listeners. One of its foremost masters is R.L. Boyce, a protégé of the great R.L. Burnside. Although he started as a drummer, Boyce was destined to sing and play guitar, which he does with improvisational abandon. Every track on the album Roll and Tumble was recorded in one take, capturing the backyard-jam ethos of the Hill Country. Boyce’s extemporaneous lyrics are awesome. The album: Roll and Tumble Go-to song: “Been Around the World” Deeper dives: “Child of God” and “Going Down South”

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER

After partying through his 20s and playing in a punk band, Californian M.C. Taylor moved to North Carolina to reboot and study folklore at Chapel Hill. A folk-rock breakthrough followed. Hiss Golden Messenger, with its shifting guest lineup, revolves around Taylor as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Through funky tunings, he blurs the line between minor and major keys, “so that the weight of the emotion rests solely on the vocal melody and the lyrical content,” he explains. Hear the sublime results on his latest. The album: Hallelujah Anyhow Go-to song: “When the Wall Comes Down” Deeper dives: “Gulfport You’ve Been on My Mind”; “Saturday’s Song” from Lateness of Dancers

POINT COUNTERPOINT

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The core of this playlist comprises chill female vocals, from the narcotic quality of Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star to the shifting falsetto of Joni Mitchell. A nice counterpoint is supplied by some iconic male voices—Sly Stone, Brian Wilson and Steve Miller.

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“Teenage Talk” by St. Vincent “Love and Mercy” by Brian Wilson “The Fall” by Rhye “I Summon You” by Spoon “California” by Mazzy Star “Ruby, My Dear” by Thelonious Monk

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“One of These Mornings” by Moby “Baby” by Ariel Pink “Family Affair” by Studio Rio and Sly & the Family Stone “The Flight Tonight” by Joni Mitchell “Black Orpheus” by Arturo O’Farrill “Take the Joker and Run” [Acoustic Demo] by The Steve Miller Band

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