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ACCENT • THE MAGAZINE OF LIFE’S CELEBRATIONS • SPRING/SUMMER 2018

ACCENT: THE MAGAZINE OF LIFE’S CELEBRATIONS LUX BOND & GREEN SPRING/SUMMER 2018

TRENDS FOR SPRING

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Spring/Summer 2018

Table of Contents

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Gifts that Wow

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Welcome

What’s Happening

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Watches

Custom Jewelry

From the Runways

Weddings

President & CEO, John A. Green | Vice Chairman, Marc A. Green | Chief Financial Officer, David Bonney | Advertising & Marketing Director, Andrea Mascaro | Graphic Designer, Caroline Kambrich

Publisher, Stuart Nifoussi | Editor-in-Chief, Karen Alberg Grossman | Managing Editor, Jillian LaRochelle | Creative Director, Hans Gschliesser | Project Manager, Lisa Menghi Director of Production & Circulation, Christine Hamel | Advertising Services Manager, Jacquelynn Fischer | Production/Art Assistant, Alanna Giannantonio | Accounting, Agnes Alves, Megan Frank Published by, Wainscot Media | Chairman, Carroll V. Dowden | President & CEO, Mark Dowden | Senior Vice Presidents, Shae Marcus, Carl Olsen | Vice Presidents, Nigel Edelshain, Tom Flannery, Rita Guarna, Christine Hamel

Jewelry has been enlarged to show detail. Due to the fluctuating prices of diamonds, gold and platinum, prices are subject to change without notice and may vary depending on size, quality and availability. While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in this magazine, we are not responsible for errors or omissions. Accent is published by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in association with Lux Bond & Green. Copyright © 2018 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, Lux Bond & Green, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645. 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, ACCENT, 132 Park Avenue South, Winter Park, FL 32789, or by telephone 407.629.7944 Advertising Inquiries: Contact Shae Marcus at 856.797.2227 or shae.marcus@wainscotmedia.com Printed In The U.S.A. Volume 16, Issue 1. ©2018


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elcome to our 16th year of publishing Accent magazine. When our family began this journey in 2003, it was a novelty for a jeweler to write, produce, publish and distribute a magazine versus a catalog. We’re devoted to providing content that focuses not only on our products and services, but our community, as well as the lifestyle of our customers. It’s been a joy and a lot of hard work—and just like our industry, the magazine is constantly evolving. We are energized by our growing business as our team has been focused on delivering an extraordinary experience online, in-store and every other way you want to shop. Frankly, retail today is a completely different world, and we are quickly adapting to the new normal for shopping in 2018. We read, study, investigate and experiment to ensure that the LBG experience will exceed your expectations, whether you come to us for our world-class services or to find the perfect gift. We are proud to be able to say that for 120 years, our goals have remained consistent: to help celebrate life’s special occasions and fulfill our customers’ desire for exceptional beauty and luxury. We couldn’t do it without our staff, all of whom respect and uphold the core values of our family and customers. Most everyone who has read our magazine understands that we are jewelers who care deeply about our community’s health, our customers, our vendors and our fantastic long-tenured staff of almost 100 professionals. It’s no easy feat to find and offer the best classic and modern jewelry, the best-of-the-best watch brands, and unique and beautiful gifts for the home—all at outstanding values. It’s a team effort. We continue to be the architects for your special memories year in and year out. We are not just your jeweler, your watch haven or a place to buy gifts; we are your confidant, your friend and your trusted consultant. We have been busy working with our partners at Rolex, David Yurman, Patek Philippe, Roberto Coin and many others planning for new introductions, exclusive items and great experiences in our stores. Ongoing training and education will make a difference for every touch point of your LBG experience. We have been analyzing all the trends, focusing on beautifully made and affordable fashion jewelry, watches and gifts that reflect the way we live, interact and entertain. We want to make a difference in how you feel when you join LBG online in our social media conversations, of course in our stores, and out in the community. Your stories and your feedback help us continually improve. One of our favorite introductions this spring is a line of silver jewelry from Tara Hutchinson. She is US Army veteran who, after losing her leg to an IED on Valentine’s Day in 2006, turned to jewelry design. (Her occupational therapist recommended making jewelry as a way to work on her motor skills to regain movement from the injuries.) Hutchinson has been working hard and selling her pieces at local fairs in Texas, and she was given a spot at a recent industry trade show. After being drawn to her designs and then hearing her story, we decided to bring the collection to LBG. We were her first retail store relationship, and we are all proud to represent her work. Her words and infectious smile said it all: “My hope is, if you decide to purchase a piece of my work, every time you look at it you remember the sacrifices my warrior brothers and sisters have made for you so that you may live in peace.” In honor of her sacrifices for our country, and the sacrifices of so many others who live in our communities, a percentage of every sale will be donated to a veterans’ organization. We certainly hope you will visit with us this spring and summer to share your stories and let us continue to earn your trust. Hoping everyone’s wishes come true, The Green Family

EVERY BOX

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A. Interlocking polished and diamond circles, $395. B. Pavé diamond quatrefoil necklace, $445. C. Diamond bar necklace, $325. D. Gemstone briolette bracelet, gold filled, $165. E. Swiss blue topaz briolette earrings, gold filled, $275. F. Open pavé flower earrings, $625. G - J. Stacking bands with pavé and baguette diamond, $375 each. K. Pavé circle diamond earrings, $675. L. 18K gold-plate over ceramic stretch bracelets, with crystal over mother of pearl, $428 each. Bottom bracelet, $454. Ring, purple crystal over mother of pearl in 18K gold plate over ceramic stretch, $258. Ring with crystal over mother of pearl, 18K gold over ceramic, stretch, $328. All in 14K gold unless otherwise noted.

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M. Double-strand necklace with diamond drops, $895. N. Pendants in layered 22K gold leaf, $150 each. P. Uniform 8mm bead necklace, 17� long, in sterling silver, $225. Q. Ball earrings, 8mm, in sterling silver, $30 R. Uniform 8mm bead bracelet, in sterling silver, $100. S. Ippolita crystal over mother of pearl drop earrings, in sterling silver, $425. T. Pink topaz earrings in sterling silver, $125. Coordinating necklace in pink topaz, rhodochrosite and pink chalcedony, in sterling silver, $150. U. Drop earrings in sterling silver, $30. All in 14K gold unless otherwise noted.

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A. Tesoro Lockets

D. Diamond Bracelet with Earrings & Ring

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A. Tesoro Lockets Engraved oval locket, 23x20mm, in 18K gold, $1,095. Oval locket with pavé diamonds, 28x23mm, in 18K gold, $2,300. Most also available in sterling silver. B. Tara Hutch Using black Argentium sterling silver, Tara Hutchinson bonds 24K gold leaf by heat and pressure in a process known as Keum-Boo. Set of seven stacking bangles with four cupped discs, $325. Rose drop earrings, $295. C. Diamond & Gemstone Rings French-cut emerald and diamond ring, in 18K gold, $17,900. Sapphire and round diamond ring, in platinum, $12,000. D. Diamond Bracelet with Earrings & Ring Open-oval pavé diamond bracelet, $395. Teardrop pavé diamond earrings, $995. Triple-row wrap ring with pavé diamonds, $1,325. E. Gold & Mother of Pearl quatrefoil drop earrings, $255. F. Delicato bypass leaf ring with pavé diamonds, $315. Pavé diamond bar drop earrings, $215. All in 14K gold unless otherwise noted.

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G. Jane Taylor Tassel earrings, with green sapphire, white topaz and green quartz, $1,815. All white topaz, $1,575. Both in 14K gold. H. Kristin Ford Gemstone necklace in black spinel, with mixed gem briolettes, in sterling silver, $165. J. Delicato Pavé diamond in-andout hoop earrings, in 14K gold, $855. K. Lutece Halfway-round diamond wedding band, in 18K gold, $1,500. Available in other diamond sizes and in eternity band styles. L. Pearl Necklace & Earrings Tassel necklace with a Tahitian cultured pearl, in sterling silver, $50. Tahitian cultured pearl drop earrings, 14K wires, $195. M. Lux Gold Hoops Small hoop earrings in 14K gold, $65. N. Stacking Bands Channel-set halfway-round diamond band, in 18K gold, $1,050. Black diamond pavé eternity band, in 18K gold, $725. Curvy band with diamonds halfway round, in 14K gold, $480. Pavé diamond eternity band, in 18K gold, $1,150. Pink sapphire eternity band in 18K gold, $525 P. Lux Classic Signet Rings Octagonal top signet ring in sterling silver, $330. Cushion-shaped signet ring in 14K gold, $1,200. Most styles available in sterling silver, 14K or 18K gold.

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LUX BOND & GREEN ~ ENTERTAINING

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Mario Luca Giusti acrylic Lente turquoise tumbler, $17. Also available in royal blue, white, green, clear and fuchsia.

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Mariposa Infinity frame shown in 5”x7,” $89. Georg Jensen cobra candleholders, set of three, $245.

Georg Jensen HK pitcher 0.75L in polished steel, $325.

Coqui Coqui Yucatan Collection, scents for the home in Coco Coco, Tabaco, Flor de Naranjo and Rosas Frescas: available in candles, $75 or room diffusers from, $135.

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®ROBERTOCOIN

PRINCESS FLOWER COLLECTION

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L’Objet & Lito A FANTASTIC COLLABORATION, ALL ABOUT THE EYE SYMBOL

A universal and surrealistic talisman of good luck and a traditional symbol of protection, the single eye serves as a constant reminder to be self-aware, to quickly dispel negative energy and to always seek beauty in the everyday. Bookend 6GIFT4222 6” x 4.5” x 8” $225.

Whimsical and surreal decorative objects handcrafted from Limoges porcelain and brass with 24K gold-plated and resin details.

Bookend, $225.

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Bleu candle, $145. Gold candle, $195.

Assorted set of four plates 6” diameter, $200.

Vide Poche 9” x 5.75,” $225.

Paperweight 7” x 4.25,” $295.

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ORIGINATOR OF CULTURED PEARLS TO LEGENDARY JEWELER MIKIMOTO celebrates its 125th anniversary. Original Yaguruma Obidome Kimono Sash Clip

Praise to Nature Collection

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ince 1893, Mikimoto has celebrated the natural beauty, exceptional quality and timeless elegance that define the originator of the world’s finest cultured pearls. This year marks its 125th anniversary, a time to reflect and look to the future, ushering in a new chapter of the Mikimoto brand. When founder Kokichi Mikimoto successfully created the world’s first cultured pearl, he continued to innovate and develop new techniques and designs, rivaling those of his European contemporaries. At the 1937 International Exposition in Paris, he unveiled the Obidome Kimono Sash Clip, with exquisite detail and Art Deco style. Adorned with Akoya cultured pearls and precious stones, it demonstrated a novel versatility with 12 interchangeable settings that allowed the disassembling and reassembling of parts to form completely different pieces, including a brooch, rings and hair ornaments. To celebrate 125 years, Mikimoto proudly revisits this classic, vintage design and introduces the Yaguruma collection, featuring a belt, bracelet and pendants. Recently shown in Geneva, one of this season’s highlights is the Praise to Nature collection. Through exquisite craftsmanship, it’s the embodiment of a song of praise to the glory of the natural world. Fantastic gemstones—diamond, emerald, pink and blue sapphire, and aquamarine—appear throughout the new collections, dancing in a festival of color. In Kokichi Mikimoto’s pioneering spirit, the jeweler’s spectacular pearl collections continue to pay homage to natural origins and evolve with High Jewellery. “2018 is an important year that marks a pivoting point and clear transition to focusing more on High Jewellery, notably non-pearl jewelry,” says Yugo Tsukikawa, senior vice president of marketing and brand strategy, Mikimoto America. Outlining its future, Mikimoto extends its expertise and creativity to brand-new luxury gifts: photo frames in Akoya cultured pearl and diamond, thoughtfully designed in a lacework pattern, as well as radially cut mother of pearl. Both lines signify the next step for the lustrous pearl house, as its luxury offering extends globally and beyond jewelry, growing to meet the demands of today’s customer.

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1. Check presentation to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (left to right: Josephine Felder, Whitney Abel, honoree Joseph Cappa, Glenn Zinn & Kat Bow). 2. Brenda Henry with winner of the Nutcracker Sweets contest. 3. Nutcracker Sweets event at the West Hartford store. 4. Westport Playhouse Gala. 5. Hearts on Fire University with Stephen Talbot, Kat Bow & John Waizmann. 6. Tricia Schwartz with Jonathan Groff at the Westport Playhouse Gala. 7. Daria Gavrilova & Dominika Cibulkova at the Connecticut Open with trophy designed by Lux Bond & Green. 8. Gabriela Dabrowski & Yifan Xu at Connecticut Open Doubles Finals with trophy designed by Lux Bond & Green. 9. Westport Playhouse Gala. 10. Daria Gavrilova at Connecticut Open with Lux Bond & Green trophy. 11. Mary Elizabeth Burton, Manchester Road Race social media contest winner. 12. Glenn Zinn and Jen Bucari at the the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. 13. Glastonbury Little League, proudly supported by Lux Bond & Green.

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14. Dawn Valkoun & Trevor LaMarche at Wellesley holiday party. 15. Amanda Kennedy, Sam Kennedy & Nancy Haas at the Wellesley holiday party. 16. Roberto Coin dinner at Strega Waterfront. 17. Roberto Coin Cento cascading diamond lariat waterfall necklace. 18. President of Roberto Coin, Peter Webster, and John Green, president & CEO of Lux Bond & Green. 19. Mary Beth Mahoney & Sarah Phillips at the Wellesley holiday party 20. Christmas Wish CT check presentation with Mike Stacy. 21. Marc Green at SIHH 2018. The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève is an invite-only showcase of high-end watchmaking that happens every January in Geneva, Switzerland.

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timepieces

TIME TO SHINE

Diamond watches to reflect her beauty.

The Lady-Datejust 28 in Everose gold and diamonds is the perfect gift for the woman you adore, on Mother’s Day or any day. Let her know you appreciate her brilliance with this sparkling timepiece from Rolex.

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Unparalleled Craftsmanship

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ot all gold and diamond watches are created equal, for only Rolex combines art and science in its own foundry to create exquisite 18-karat gold. Its exclusive patented rose gold (Everose),

introduced in 2005, achieves its characteristic pink hue from a special composition that prevents the pink tone from fading. As for Rolex diamonds, they are of the highest quality in purity and brilliance, meticulously set by highly trained artisans in a rigorous process that ensures perfection. Our selection of gold and diamond watches is unsurpassed, each style as unique and exceptional as the woman who wears it. From top left, counterclockwise: Rolex Lady Datejust 28 in yellow gold and diamonds; Datejust 31 in yellow gold with white mother-of-pearl dial and diamond-set bezel; Pearlmaster 34 in Everose gold with diamond-set mother-of-pearl dial; LadyDatejust 28 in steel, Everose gold and diamonds; Day-Date 40 in Everose gold and diamonds; Pearlmaster 34 in Everose gold with diamond-set mother-of-pearl dial.

VISIT OUR STORE TO EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF THESE EXQUISITE TIMEPIECES.

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designers

TRUE TO FORM

Jewelry icon DAVID YURMAN talks inspiration, exploration and collaboration.

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t all started with a book on prehistoric art that fascinated 11-year-old David Yurman. In high school, he learned welding from noted sculptor Ernesto Gonzales, then lived an artist’s life in California before moving back east to Greenwich Village. In 1969, he met a beautiful young artist named Sybil (later to become his wife) while working for sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp. Then, apprenticing with

highly esteemed sculptor Theodore Roszak, Yurman designed a bronze necklace for Sybil that got picked up by a gallery and quickly sold out. This evolved into the Yurmans’ first business: selling their jewelry at arts and crafts fairs. David and Sybil got married in 1979, and a year later relaunched the company as David Yurman. Year one, a good omen: an award from the World Gold Council for the Starlight

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“Sybil’s works are lyrical with elemental forms, expressed with a poet’s subtle color palette.”

DAVID YURMAN

partnership between me and Sybil, along with our son Evan. We exchange ideas as well as artistic exploration. I’d like to think our success can be attributed to remaining true to our origins. When Sybil and I started the company, it was simply to make beautiful things to wear. The business was and is a vehicle for our creative expression.

necklace, precursor to the iconic Cable design. Known to be as philanthropic as they are creative, and now collaborating with their talented son Evan, the Yurmans’ designs are sold in the finest stores around the world, and their collections extend to one-of-a-kind rare gemstones.

HERE, WE CATCH UP WITH ARTIST/DESIGNER DAVID YURMAN TO BRING US UP TO DATE:

You and Sybil are a rarity in the fashion world; what’s the secret to being both business partners and life partners?

What inspires your designs these days? I continue to draw inspiration from art. I’m always inspired by what is modern yet enduring, new pairings of materials, or an unexpected combination of colored stones. My designs incorporate a wide range of cultural influences; we are not a brand driven by trend.

I think because we’re both artists and view life creatively, we have become soul mates. Ironically, we never set out to create a business. It sprang from the way we painted or did sculpture: a private moment, dreaming with our hands. From the beginning, as a painter and a sculptor, Sybil and I responded to each other’s creative ideas. We work and collaborate together every day. I credit Sybil with bringing much of the beautiful color to our collections. Her works are lyrical with elemental forms, expressed with a poet’s subtle color palette. Also, the way she’s always worn jewelry has inspired the casual, bohemian elegance for which our designs have become known. The stacking, the layering, the bold scales. I realized early on that we didn’t have to separate the worlds of form and color, of sculpture and painting—they merge organically in our various jewelry collections.

With such an extensive body of work, do you have a favorite collection or piece? For the past 30 years, I’ve evolved the Cable motif in my jewelry, reinventing the twisted helix into myriad designs. Cable provides a textural contrast to smooth, polished metal. It appears in elements as small as a bead or a clasp, and can be used as an elegant setting for a gemstone. In essence, Cable is the DNA of the brand.

What do you consider the main reasons for your success in this highly competitive business?

Thank you David and Sybil Yurman, for reminding us that in jewelry, as in nature, components that evolve organically form a stronger and more perfect union than if forced or contrived. It’s art imitating life. KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN

We could never have imagined when we started the company in 1980 that it would grow to the size and breadth it is today. The company’s roots are based on the collaborative

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FROM THE RUNWAYS

VIOLET VIEWS

Ippolita Lollipop ring $695

Ippolita Wonderland Primrose drop earrings $1,195

Ippolita Lollipop bangle bracelet $895

Amethyst gemstone pendant $125

Marco Bicego Jaipur amethyst earrings in 18K yellow gold $550

BOTTEGA VENETA SS 2018 / FIRSTVIEW

Amethyst earrings $125

Tanzanite earrings $140 Tanzanite necklace $225

ALL IN STERLING SILVER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED EVERY BOX

HAS A STORY®


FROM THE RUNWAYS

POLKA PRINTS Roberto Coin Princess Bangle Bracelet with black and white diamonds in 18K white gold $18,300

Roberto Coin Princess diamond fashion ring in 18K white gold $8,400

Diamond hoops $2,250

Delicato black agate and diamond necklace $960

Delicato mother-of-pearl diamond necklace $960

CAROLINA HERRERA SS 2018 / FIRSTVIEW

Roberto Coin Pois Moi bangle in 18K yellow gold $4,300

Delicato mother-of-pearl pendant $1,320

Black agate and diamond drop earrings $1,350

ALL IN 14K GOLD UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

EVERY BOX

HAS A STORY®


FROM THE RUNWAYS

TRANSPARENCY Bangle Bracelet with Marquise Diamonds $11,000

13 plus two-inch choker necklace in sterling silver $65

Diamonds by the yard, 18-inch $4,225

Gorgeous diamond earrings $13,500

Diamond solitaire earrings TRADE IN TRADE UP

From $350

Marco Bicego Masai diamond bracelet MADE IN ITALY CHANEL SS 2018 / FIRSTVIEW

$2,440

ALL IN 18K GOLD UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

EVERY BOX

HAS A STORY®


FROM THE RUNWAYS

UTILITARIAN

Hearts on Fire Beloved diamond pendant in 18K white gold $2,990

TAG Heuer Carrera women’s watch in stainless steel $2,250

Delicato diamond earrings in 14K yellow gold $475

Hearts on Fire Liliana diamond earrings in 18K rose gold and platinum $3,200

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CREATE YOUR OWN STACK Diamond wedding bands a. $6,850 b. $3,600 c. $36,500 d. $20,900

Ippolita Senso bangle bracelet in sterling silver $350

TODS SS 2018 / FIRSTVIEW

Cognac leather utility kit $250

EVERY BOX

HAS A STORY®


spotted

As Seen On‌

Our favorite stars share a love for our favorite brands! JILLIAN LAROCHELLE

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Louise Roe wore Marco Bicego to the Emmys.

TimothĂŠe Chalamet wore Jaeger-LeCoultre to the Academy Awards.

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giftware

SHATTERING STEREOTYPES Crystal is the New Black.

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few weeks ago, my dishwasher broke and an appliance repairman came to assess the damage. I offered him a beverage and presented it to him in one of the beautiful crystal glasses I recently received as a gift. I think he was confused as to why I was serving him a glass of plain water in such fine crystal at 11 a.m. on a routine Tuesday. But he seemed to appreciate and enjoy it. Thanks in part to Baccarat, a French company that has been providing beautiful giftware since 1764, I’m on a mission to incorporate things typically thought of as formal into my everyday lifestyle. This iconic 254-year-old brand wants to change the way we think about crystal. The message is, well, crystal clear: Let’s get rid of the misperception that crystal is just for special occasions. It makes perfect sense: We’re willing to wear our fine jewelry and apparel, drive our high-end cars and risk scuffing our best footwear, so why not allow ourselves the same luxuries at home? Life is too short to limit ourselves this way. It’s really a simple concept: Our lives are special, therefore every day should be treated that way. Imagine how decadent it would feel after a long, stressful day to sip your glass of wine from exquisite stemware. How much more enjoyable that morning juice would taste in a crystal tumbler. How radiant those fresh tulips would look as they bloom in a crystal vase. Celebrating a typical day should be a rule, not an exception. It’s estimated that half of Americans entertain in their homes at least once a month. That’s a lot of opportunities to take out that fine serveware, yet few of us do for fear of breaking something, or because it’s been ingrained in us to save the good serveware for holidays. Let’s move past that taboo and live for today. Go ahead and use that beautiful crystal; I guarantee it will bring a smile, even on an ordinary Tuesday morning. LISA MENGHI

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weddings

HALTER

Provides support for full busts. Accentuate with a simple pendant and a stack of thin bracelets so as not to compete with the unique shape of the neckline.

BEST DRESSED Styles to make every bride sparkle.

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Elongates the neck and torso, works for medium to large chests. Try a diamond collar necklace to mirror the neckline’s curves and top with button earrings.

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Elongates the neck, accentuates collarbones, feminizes petite and athletic shapes. Pair with a bold pendant or trend-right hoops.


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timepieces Left: Patek Philippe Ref 4960 400R Diamond Ribbon Joallerie Moon Phases Right: Patek Philippe Ref 4947 Annual Calendar

Sandrine Stern, head of creation at Patek Philippe

LADIES FIRST

When it comes to choosing a watch, PATEK PHILIPPE understands that women are looking for more than just a pretty face.

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any people think of us as a men’s brand, but women were among the first Patek collectors,” reveals Lisa Jones, vice president of Patek Philippe USA. At its manufacture in Geneva, Switzerland, each watch made and sold by Patek Philippe is recorded in detailed archives, which show that the first three sales in 1839 were made to women. When the brand claims a lifelong relationship between women and its complicated watches, the evidence is there: Several of its impressive technical feats were accomplished with female buyers in mind. The first “tiny pocket watch,” for example, was decorated with a rose to be worn by women. Ring watches from the early 1800s were modern marvels that never sacrificed usefulness in their pursuit of beauty. In 1868, Patek Philippe produced the first Swiss wristwatch made specifically for a woman, a Hungarian countess. And in 2009 came a true breakthrough: A new in-house movement was introduced in a ladies’ timepiece rather than a men’s—almost unheard of for a Swiss watch manufacturer. As head of creation, Sandrine Stern is dedicated to the idea that the movement be developed first, and the watch designed around the movement. Luckily, the thinness of Patek Philippe’s advanced movements allow for beautifully

feminine designs—not just “sporty” styles that are merely miniaturized versions of men’s watches. In 2012 the brand introduced a perpetual calendar (automatically accounting for leap years) for women, and it also offers moon phase and World Time options. Watches are produced fully in-house, with most highly complicated watches made by a single watchmaker from start to finish. “Five to seven years ago, more women began requesting complicated watches; not a watershed, but enough that we noticed it as a growing segment of the business,” Jones explains. “Today, businesswomen, international travelers, etc. have a practical need for complications like World Time.” According to Sandrine and her husband, Patek Philippe president Thierry Stern, customer feedback directly influences watch development; they frequently meet with collectors and incorporate requests to make ever more useful timepieces. “We don’t like to design something too specific for the moment; we want to create for the future,” Sandrine says. “We always want designs to be timeless and aesthetically beautiful,” Jones adds, “but at the end of the day the most important thing is what’s inside the watch. That’s what differentiates Patek Philippe.” JILLIAN LAROCHELLE

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A GOOD INVESTMENT Paul, Joanne and the $17.8 million Rolex.

TOP: BOB CHILD/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK. BOTTOM: MARTIAL TREZZINI/EPA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

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ollywood marriages are not known for longevity, but Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward had something special. They met in 1953 while understudies for the Broadway play Picnic; their friendship intensified in 1957 when they co-starred in The Long, Hot Summer. By the time filming was complete, the public learned that the two were living together. After Newman’s divorce from his first wife was finalized in 1958, the couple headed to Vegas to tie the knot. Ten years later, Woodward wanted to give her husband a special gift. She also wanted to voice her concern about his growing passion for car racing. When she walked into the Tiffany store on Fifth Avenue and saw a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona designed for the highperformance world of motor racing, she knew she’d found the perfect gift. But perfection required an inscribed message: “Drive Carefully, Me.” It is said the engraved timepiece cost around $300. The message must have resonated with Newman because he wore this watch throughout his racing years, and while filming the classic Indianapolis 500-themed film, Winning, in which Woodward also starred. This iconic Oyster timepiece became known as “The Paul Newman” and bore all the patina one would expect from many years of car racing, which contributed to its extraordinary value. Although best known as a screen legend and philanthropist, Newman was also respected in the world of motor racing, earning many wins including four national championships while competing in the Sports Car Club of America series. In 1979 he finished second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and in 1995, at the age of 70, he shared a win at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the oldest racer ever to accomplish that feat. His achievements as a race team co-owner in Can-Am and IndyCar were equally impressive. Newman wore this watch every day for more than 15 years. But one day in 1984, in conversation with his daughter Nell’s boyfriend James Cox, Newman learned that Cox didn’t own a watch. So Newman nonchalantly handed him his Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, saying only, “Keeps good time…” Cox and Nell ultimately separated but remained good friends. When the time came to sell the watch, it was consigned by both, with price expectations of over $1 million (a portion of proceeds would go to the Nell Newman Foundation to support environmental projects). When “The Paul Newman” went on the auction block at Phillips in New York on October 26, 2017, an anonymous phone bidder bought the watch for $15.5 million (after various buyer’s fees, the bidder actually paid $17,752,500). This selling price set a world record for the highest price ever paid for a wristwatch. Newman is surely smiling from heaven. DAVID A. ROSE

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nrico Libani is the US distributor and brand ambassador for the Neapolitan men’s clothing maker Cesare Attolini. Attolini is a “quiet” brand; among its luxury menswear neighbors like Kiton and Brioni, it flies below the radar due to its apex aesthetic, price and the company’s refusal to scale. “We’re a delicate brand,” says Libani, “like a jewel. We make 30 garments a day. To make more would upset the balance in our universe of quality. Part of my job is to protect this brand from the overzealous American market.”

two Patek Philippes. With the exception of Swatch, those not on his wrist are housed in a Wolf winder. “I was always an admirer of watches. About 20 years ago I began buying. My first was a 1979 Daytona, model 6265. Then, a 1974 Submariner, model 1680. My most recent was a 1661 Submariner. Next will probably be the Pepsi Rolex, with the blue and red bezel. I’ve been charmed by it for some time. “A favorite is my Patek Aquanaut. It’s the most unpretentious Patek, I believe, and the coolest and youngest, with no complications. I don’t find it to be excessive. And then there is my white gold Patek World Time, reference 5130G. This I purchased in 2014. I happen to think it’s a beautiful piece because of its complications. “Take cars,” he continues. “I only drive the Porsche 911 and have owned six of them. One cannot perfect something if one discontinues it immediately. Porsche is perfect for me because there is a generation of engineers behind every steering wheel with me. Imagine,” he implores, “all those years of passionate thought pouring into that 911 automobile. To me, it’s an expensive yet affordable car, because over time it offers a value steeped in pedigree and perfection.” In all things, Libani is a purist. “Levi’s 501s are the only jeans I wear. Classic. I believe Attolini makes the perfection of the jacket its number one priority as Porsche makes the car its priority and Rolex and Patek make the watch their priority. One business,” he says, raising a finger, “one focus. The constant improvement…of a constant. When one experiments too often, one cannot be perfect.” JAMES RARUS

ENRICO LIBANI’s pursuit of perfection extends from exquisite menswear to watches.

To understand Libani, one must understand Attolini, and to do that, one must think in terms of the peerless, like Porsche or Rolex. Cesare Attolini is peerless, and Libani is nothing if not Attolini’s authentic voice in America, a representative of the pure, striving for perfection. “I enjoy the iconic,” Libani explains. “Mr. Attolini makes the best jacket because his firm has pursued the perfect jacket since 1930. “My admiration and respect for Attolini is equal to the watches I enjoy. It’s the pursuit of not only the mechanically perfect, but also the aesthetically perfect. Mr. [Luciano] Barbera said, ‘You can spend 60 hours [sewing] and produce the ugliest jacket.’ I like that statement. A watch, like a tailored garment, not only must have iconic technical pedigree, but also aesthetic, visual pedigree. The fact that something pleases your eye and at the same time pleases through performance is a wonderful and rare win.” Libani considers himself an enthusiast, rather than a collector, of watches. His collection comprises two original plastic Swatches from 1983, two Zeniths, four Rolexes and

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MIXED-MEDIA MASTER The unretouched world of PAUL GERBEN.

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hen he started painting at age seven, encouraged by his mother, little did Paul Gerben imagine that his work would gain such widespread acclaim. A native New Yorker often seen pounding the pavement with Happy, his beloved shelter dog adopted seven years ago from the North Shore Animal League, Gerben is considered by many critics a new Andy Warhol, whose art reflects the urban energy he lives and breathes daily. He studied at Rhode Island School of Design and Philadelphia School of Art, but dropped out of college to cut hair for students who paid him with art lessons. His quest for knowledge is as insatiable as his drive. “I’ve always been an entrepreneur. I’ve freelanced at ad agencies and design companies, started my own branding business, worked as an art director at Condé Nast. I need to keep moving. These days, I do my best work at 2:00 a.m. when I can dive in with no distractions.”

His vast body of work ranges from abstract paintings to public sculptures, from tribal masks to mixed-media compositions. But it’s probably his celebrity portraits that most define him at the moment. His unpretentious photography precludes hair stylists, makeup artists, even retouching. “I like things natural. In preparation for these assignments, I spend time with the person, watch or read interviews with them, understand their essence. I go for a very organic shot, using only my small Leica. If I’m lucky, the natural light, the exact angle, the intrinsic expression all come together in one perfect moment.” Is he kidding? Celebrity clients allowing photo shoots without makeup or retouch? “As an art director for many years, I learned the difference between fashion shots and portraits. I make sure my subjects gain trust in me so they can be themselves at the shoot and ultimately appreciate the beauty in my unaltered images.” KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN

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Award-winning chefs across the country share their tastiest treats. 8. Dry in a 150ºF oven or dehydrator for 11/2 hours 9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. FOR GARNISH: 6 white pearl onions 1 Tbsp. canola oil 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley 1 loaf good crusty bread 1. Gently peel each pearl onion and cut in half. 2. Heat an 8” saute pan (cast iron works best) over very high heat. 3. Add 1 Tbsp. canola oil to hot pan. (It should begin to smoke almost immediately.) 4. Place pearl onions in pan, cut side down, and leave to sear for 60 seconds. 5. Remove from oil and let cool slightly. Separate onions into petals. 6. Slice bread, dress with olive oil and grill or toast lightly. 7. Pick parsley into individual leaves.

Dry-Aged Steak Tartare

DETROIT, MI

PRIME + PROPER

primeandproperdetroit.com Prime + Proper in Detroit’s historic Capitol Park, originally home to the grocer and butcher Peter Smith & Sons, takes its name from “prime” meats and “proper” service. The restaurant’s new-world take on an old-world steakhouse includes in-house dry-aging and butchering of premier, locally sourced meats by executive butcher Walter Apfelbaum, and meat and seafood dishes prepared by executive chef Ryan Prentiss using classic French technique and modern, international elements. The expansive two-story establishment in the 1912 Capitol Park Building is an homage to Detroit’s post-modern, neoGothic and Art Deco decorative traditions that still retain oldworld grit: a perfect reflection of the textures and depth of the taste sensations it serves up.

RYAN PRENTISS’ DRYAGED STEAK TARTARE

Steak tartare is deceptively simple. Sourcing quality ingredients is what turns simple dishes into great dishes. Use high-quality singleorigin olive oil, Jacobsen’s sea salt (we use it to season all of our steaks and chops) and a fantastic crusty semolina bread.

FOR STEAK TARTARE MIXTURE: 4 oz. NY strip 4 oz. filet 2 egg yolks 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (the “good stuff”) 2 tsp. Jacobsen’s sea salt 1 tsp. black pepper, toasted and ground

FOR CURED EGG YOLKS: 4 eggs 3 cups Diamond Crystal kosher salt 2 cups granulated sugar 1. Mix salt and sugar and place a 1/2” layer in an 8” x 8” baking dish. 2. Make small indentations in the salt/sugar mixture just large enough to hold the egg yolks. 3. Separate yolks but keep them whole, gently setting each into the indentations. 4. Gently cover yolks completely with remaining salt/sugar mixture. (Make more salt/sugar mixture if needed to completely cover.) 5. Leave for 4 days buried in salt/ sugar in a refrigerator. 6. Remove yolks from salt/sugar and brush off any excess. 7. Rinse yolks and pat dry. They should be translucent and slightly firm.

1. Slice beef against the grain, then small dice and place in medium mixing bowl. 2. Dress diced beef with egg yolks, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. Mix thoroughly. 3. Place tartare in a ring mold on a plate or shallow dish and form into a rough circle. Remove ring mold. 4. Garnish the top of the tartare with pearl onions and parsley. 5. Serve with grilled bread on the side and enjoy.

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KANSAS CITY, MO

BLUESTEM bluestemkc.com

Husband and wife restaurateurs Colby (chef) and Megan (pastry chef) Garrelts have redefined Midwestern cuisine. Whether in a modern but formal approach at their Bluestem restaurant, or in a casual take at their Rye Leawood and Rye Plaza restaurants, the Garrelts’ farm-to-table menus pay tribute to down-home Kansas City (think steak and BBQ) and comfort food (fried chicken and pie), taking family gatherings to new levels.

MEGAN GARRELTS’ BANANA CREAM PIE

1 pre-baked classic or graham cracker pie shell 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, melted 2 cups whole milk 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped (seeds reserved) 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch, sifted 4 large egg yolks 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened 3 very ripe bananas, sliced thin 11/2 cups heavy cream, whipped stiff 1/2 cup salted toffee, ground 1. Using a pastry brush, evenly coat the bottom and sides of a pre-baked pie shell with melted chocolate, then refrigerate to set chocolate. 2. In a medium pot heat milk, vanilla bean and seeds, and vanilla extract over medium heat for about 3 minutes to bring the mixture to just below boiling. 3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks and salt. Slowly whisk hot milk into cornstarch mixture in thirds as to not curdle egg yolks. Return

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ART ROGERS’ GRILLED LAMB CHOPS

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

MILK TOOTH

8 lamb loin chops from your favorite local farmer, brought to room temperature and seasoned with salt and pepper

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FOR BEAN STEW (CAN BE MADE 1 OR 2 DAYS AHEAD OF TIME):

mixture to pot and whisk constantly until pastry cream is thick, about 4 minutes. 4. Whisk in softened butter. Remove pastry cream from stovetop and discard vanilla bean pod. Fold in sliced bananas. Transfer pastry cream into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing wrap directly to the pastry cream surface. Chill the pastry cream for about 15 minutes so it is cool enough not to melt the chocolate when it is added to the pie shell. 5. Once the pastry cream is cool, fill the prepared pie shell and cover the top with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the pastry cream surface. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight. 6. To serve, slice the pie into 8 even slices, dollop each slice with whipped cream and sprinkle the pie slices with ground salted toffee. Alternatively, if taking the pie to an event or for a dramatic presentation, top the entire pie with the whipped cream and ground salted toffee. Keep the pie refrigerated for up to 3 days. Makes a 9” pie.

ROCHESTER, NY

LENTO

lentorestaurant.com The local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients that make up the majority of the dishes at Lento are reason enough to call it one of Rochester’s best eateries. Meat is butchered, smoked and cured, vegetables are pickled, and condiments, sauces and dressings are made—all in-house. No wonder executive chef and owner Art Rogers has landed on the James Beard Award’s Best Chef Northeast semifinalist list. The execution of the hearty offerings on a menu that changes daily elevates the farm-totable culinary feast from ordinary to extraordinary.

Call it breakfast, lunch or brunch— just do it at the converted-garage restaurant Milktooth. This Indianapolis casual fare hot spot, open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., was named on the 2016 Condé Nast Traveler “Two hundred and seven of the greatest restaurants around the globe…” list. Chef Jonathan Brooks spins everyday diner grub into fine dining, out-of-this-world seasonal dishes. An egg is black truffle honey-drizzled local sunny duck egg. Pancakes become tarte tatin Dutch baby pancakes. Drink from a selection of over 50 “booze” list items or nearly a dozen coffee and tea offerings while you wait.

1 cup dried white beans, soaked in cold water overnight 1/2 onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 large leeks, cleaned and white parts sliced 1. Sauté vegetables in oil until slightly softened, not browned. 2 Add beans and cover with water just until submerged. Simmer lightly until beans are al dente; keep testing to know when the beans are done. 3. Just before al dente, season with salt and pepper to taste. FOR RELISH (BEST WHEN MADE 1 OR 2 DAYS AHEAD OF TIME): 1 cup Sicilian green olives, pitted and chopped 2 Tbsp. garlic, chopped 2 Tbsp. rosemary, chopped 1/4 red onion, chopped Splash of white balsamic vinegar Extra virgin olive oil to taste Salt and pepper

JONATHAN BROOKS’ CRANBERRY WALNUT, GENEVA AND RACLETTE GRILLED CHEESE 2 slices cranberry walnut bread, not more than 1/2” thick Butter Geneva and Raclette cheeses Black truffle honey 1 duck egg

1. Mix all ingredients together and taste for vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. 2. Keep in mind the olives should be salty.

1. Butter both sides of bread slices and place onto flat-top grill. 2. Divide the cheese evenly on top of the buttered slices. Adjust the heat so the bread sizzles gently. 3. When the cheese is about halfway melted, use a spatula to flip one slice over on top of the other, and press lightly to melt. Keep turning the sandwich, pressing gently, until the sandwich is compact, both sides are crusty and the cheese is melted. 4. Fry the duck egg sunny side up. 5. Once the cheese is melted, top the sandwich with black truffle honey and the fried duck egg.

FOR RAPINI (BROCCOLI RABE): 1 bunch broccoli rabe 1 Tbsp. garlic, chopped 1 tsp. anchovy, chopped Sprinkle of chili flakes Salt and pepper 1. Chop off the bottoms of rapini. Blanch in simmering salted water for 20 seconds, then plunge into an ice bath. Set aside. TO PREPARE THE DISH: 1. Prepare a charcoal grill. 2. While waiting for the grill to heat, keep bean stew warm on a medium flame. 3. Grill the lamb chops to about 120ºF for medium rare, letting the chops rest off the grill for about 10 minutes. 4. While lamb is resting, sauté the rapini with the garlic, chili and anchovy. 5. Divide the beans between 4 plates, then the rapini, then the lamb. 6. Spoon over the relish and serve.

PRINCETON, NJ

ELEMENTS elementsprinceton.com

The accolades for Elements’ awardwinning Chef Scott Anderson have been as massive as the restaurant is small (9 tables, 28 seats all within view of the state-of-the-art open kitchen). Elements uses the freshest ingredients from local farmers and producers for a selection that changes daily and emphasizes tasting menus. Patrons will find classic dishes transformed by progressive, modern techniques into something revelatory and new. Innovation meets intimacy, all served to perfection on local artisan-crafted earthenware in this jewel of a dining destination.

SCOTT ANDERSON’S SEA BREAM SASHIMI FOR SEA BREAM: 2 oz. very fresh sea bream, sliced thin FOR CITRUS SAUCE: 1 oz. calamansi citrus juice (Substitute Meyer lemon juice if calamansi isn’t available) 1/2 oz. soy sauce 1 strip kelp/kombu seaweed 1 small handful bonito flakes FOR GARNISH: Thinly sliced cucumber Herbs like cilantro and mint 1. Mix all citrus sauce ingredients and let sit overnight. 2. Slice fish very thinly and dress the fish with the citrus sauce. 3. Garnish the fish with cucumbers and freshly picked herbs.

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elebrated as the annual event that signals the start of a new racing season, the Rolex 24 At Daytona is more than just a twice-round-the-track race. For drivers and fans, it’s the Super Bowl and the World Series combined, a race featuring the best international drivers from Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and other series who find themselves teamed up with drivers they don’t normally race. Among this year’s lineup: Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso, a Spaniard in his first endurance race, and F1 driver Lance Stroll from Canada. Former F1 drivers who raced: Juan Pablo Montoya from Colombia, Bruno Senna from Brazil, Paul di Resta from Great Britain and Pedro Lamy from Portugal. For those unfamiliar with this form of racing: IMSA (International Motor Sport Association) is the sanctioning body of the series that will hold 12 races this year (11 in the US, one in Canada). With three classes of cars competing simultaneously at top speeds, the excitement is intense. The three car classes are the “P” Prototype (the fastest and most technologically advanced cars on the track); the “GTLM” (sharing technical regulations with the GT cars

that race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans; manufacturers like Ferrari, Corvette, Porsche and Ford GT use this class as a proving ground for their street car market); and the “GTD” GT Daytona (makers such as Acura, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mercedes and Porsche modify their street cars to meet FIA GT3 technical specifications). This year marked the 56th running of this iconic event. Since the late Dan Gurney won the first race in 1962, each year has presented its own brand of drama. A 24-hour race in Florida in the month of January can present racers with various handicaps: fog or rain, mechanical problems, and driver fatigue, all of which can make for a very exhilarating event. Rolex became title sponsor for the race in 1991, and since then, a motivating factor for drivers has been the desire to go home with a Rolex timepiece. All winners of the race are awarded a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in two-tone steel and yellow gold. Engraved on the back: “Rolex 24 Daytona 2018 Winner.” In fact, the Rolex name is so synonymous with this event that many refer to the race simply as “The Rolex.” DAVID A. ROSE

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The ROLEX 24 At Daytona is not your ordinary car race.

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hen you’re celebrating one of the major achievements in life, the traditional country club dinner or beach vacation just won’t do. Whether you’re about to embark upon your adult life or saying goodbye to your working days, these are the times to mark the occasion with a unique and luxe experience. JULIANNE PEPITONE

ccessible only by sea, Spetses requires extra travel effort but is worth every minute. This exclusive island is a favorite for Athenians with means, and it offers options for myriad interests: visit historical naval sites, see the island by horse and carriage, or hop on a boat for waterskiing and sailing in the Aegean. After a day of exploring, grab your grad group and retire to the century-old Poseidonion Grand Hotel; its impressive Côte d’Azur-style architecture makes the spot a landmark on the Spetses skyline. Six can stay comfortably in the Royal Suite, which features three bedrooms, a separate living and dining area, and a private terrace. Wander downstairs to one of the two on-site restaurants offering gastronomy lovers the best tastes on the island, or enjoy an al fresco experience at the organic farm. The grounds include an open-air cinema, salon, spa, art gallery and many more ways to while away the heady days before entering the “real world.” poseidonion.com


RETIREMENT

Indulge and unwind at Remède Spa at the St. Regis Aspen.

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25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Venture out on a Botswana safari at &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta.

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ark 25 years of love, laughter and memories by going wild on an African safari. Botswana’s &Beyond Xudum is a private spot with only nine rooftop suite hideaways available. The property, which lies within a 672,000-acre wildlife concession, overlooks a seasonal lagoon and features several twisty canals. Each suite offers a dramatic panoramic view of the surrounding wilderness…but you’re here to see it up close! So staffers are happy to set up lodge experiences like guided bush walks, helicopter flights, motorized boat excursions and horseback safaris to help you explore the Okavango Delta area from different perspectives. Wildlife in this area includes elephants, large buffalo herds, tsessebes, hippos, lions, leopards and roan antelopes, not to mention 450 bird species. Once you’ve had your fill of safari, &Beyond Xudum is a lovely place to retreat at night with its unique upcycled objects amid luxe design; a playful tractor tire swing somehow seems at home alongside lush comfortable couches. The overall effect is one of earthy glamour, and the space

is a lovely change of pace at the end of a fruitful but busy day on the plains. andbeyond.com

fter spending decades at the office, you deserve to start your work-free life at Remède Spa, named the world’s best hotel spa by Travel + Leisure. Located inside the tony St. Regis Aspen, Remède is dedicated to après-ski indulgence at every turn: Champagne and truffle turndowns, ultra-cozy throws and a host of customized spa treatments (the comprehensive spa menu is centered around bespoke facials, massages and body rituals designed specifically for each guest’s needs). Options include the signature Remède Customized Bath, a relaxing soak incorporating minerals, essential oils, herbs and natural aromatherapeutic humectants like neroli, juniper, oat milk and honey ($75 for a 30-minute treatment). The 15,000-squarefoot spa includes 15 treatment rooms, one couples room, warm and cold plunge pools, a confluence pool and waterfall, oxygen lounge, vapor caves and more. Even better: Remède staffers are dedicated to surpassing guests’ expectations, with attentive service that’s never stuffy or pretentious. starwoodhotels.com/stregis

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en’s fashion has reached a tipping point. Millennials are dressing by their own rules, mixing dress up with dress down, suits with sneakers, sport coats with jeans. Willing to spend more on quality garments perceived as authentic, sustainable and comfortable, young guys are devising their own versions of Dress for Success (as well as new definitions of success). Recognizing this cultural shift, Z Zegna researched and developed Techmerino, a naturally enhanced Australian merino wool that offers freedom of movement and breathability, even on hot summer days. Drawing on its tailoring expertise, Z Zegna created Wash & Go suits: machine washable garments that maintain their performance features and fit, right from the laundry. And the cash guys will save on dry cleaning can now go toward a new Swiss timepiece, still the ultimate success symbol for any generation. KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN

WASH & GO

Tailoring meets performance meets convenience.

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Card-ven-ient: Effortless gifting, the gift card of choice A Mohegan Sun gift card is easily the perfect fit. For everyone. Call 1.888.226.7711 or visit mohegansun.com.

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TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

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DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THESE MUST-HAVES.

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DURABLE ON-BOARD BAG

Designed for ease of use (and now more than ever, style), diaper bags are the perfect personal item for stashing under airplane seats. Case in point: this premium vegan leather option from Freshly Picked, wearable as a backpack, crossbody, or purse. It has a wipeable, spill-resistant exterior and lining, metal feet so it never touches the ground, and 10 interior pockets with a spacious central compartment to keep your essentials organized.

HANDS-FREE PHONE CASE

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With two slots to accommodate your credit cards, driver’s license and/or cash, Bandolier’s luxury crossbody accessory liberates you from the need to carry a purse. It also turns your iPhone into wearable tech, keeping your hands free and your phone at the ready to snap photos (or Google directions, or pull up your mobile boarding pass). Coordinating small pouches that attach to the case are also available should you wish to carry additional small items like your keys, lip balm, or passport.

SMALL STEAMER

Clothes inevitably wrinkle when stuffed into a suitcase, but some international destinations, like Italy, do not provide irons in hotel rooms for safety reasons. (Who wants to spend their vacation ironing anyway?) The Lemontec Portable Travel Garment Steamer takes up less space than a single shoe, yet provides nine minutes of steam time and heats up in just over a minute.

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SCENTED ROOM SPRAY

Made from 100% natural essential oils, Masters of Mayfair’s Luxury Room & Pillow spray releases a calming lavender mist to reduce your heart rate and encourage feelings of relaxation. Spray onto your travel wrap and neck pillow to reduce stress and anxiety during your trip, then use on linens and pajamas to settle in once you arrive at your home away from home.

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ULTIMATE UNDIES

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Uncomfortable undergarments can ruin an otherwise fun excursion (or add to an already stressful day in transit). So if you plan to hike, bike, work out or even just walk, make sure to start with a solid base layer. Pair of Thieves’ Superfit boxer briefs are breathable and made with cooling mesh to wick away sweat below the belt. They also have four-way stretch, no-chafe seams and the softest waistband on the market.

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EYE MASK WITH HEADPHONES

1Voice Sleep Headphones Eye Mask helps you deal with noisy environments and uncomfortable sleeping arrangements so you can drift off and get the beauty sleep you deserve. It’s made of memory foam and covered with (removable, machine-washable) soft velvet to block out light. Built-in over-the-ear headphones eliminate the need for cords, and sound disks have an extra layer of memory foam over them for superior comfort—even for side sleepers. It’s compatible with any phone or MP3 player, no batteries required.

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PACKABLE ANORAK

Don’t get caught in the rain! The Mackage Sanna poncho is an extremely lightweight, waterproof, packable topper which can easily be transformed into a backpack. Perfect for sightseeing, cycling, or any other outdoor activity, this gray-day necessity conceals a practical collar hood and snap buttons to create a sleek and trendy cape silhouette.

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CHARGING CARRY-ON

The Away rolling carry-on is functional and minimal, featuring an unbreakable shell, well-designed interior compartments and an ejectable battery that connects to a USB cord for charging on the go. It comes in eight colors and fits enough to get you through a three- to five-day trip.

TSA-SIZED TOILETRIES

Don’t sacrifice (hair) style for size’s sake. Cult beauty favorite Pai-Shau now offers a Hydrate Gift Set, containing Replenishing Cleanser, Conditioner and Biphasic Infusion to leave hair hydrated, full of shine, and protected from UV rays and other environmental factors you may encounter as you travel between climates.

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Safeguard your treasures by keeping each piece separated in a softly lined compartment, and make sure the case fastens securely. Talk to us about your collection and we’ll recommend options that best fit your needs.

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EYE OF THE BEHOLDER Rick Guidotti is changing how we see.

Who inspired you to create Positive Exposure? As a fashion photographer, I worked in New York, Paris and Milan for companies like Marie Claire, L’Oréal, Revlon. It was exciting…but it was also frustrating. Because I was constantly told what the standard of beauty was. But artists see beauty everywhere, not just on the cover of a magazine. One day I was walking down Park Avenue and spotted a girl waiting for the bus. She had flowing white hair and pale skin, and she was gorgeous. She had albinism, and I went home and looked up images of people with this condition. I found only images of despair, disease and sadness. I thought, “This is not the beautiful girl I saw giggling with her friends!” I contacted the National Organization for Albinism and we set up a photo shoot. I shot this photographic essay on

the same set I had shot Cindy Crawford the day before—and when I showed these kids on the camera just how beautiful they were, they blossomed! They went from slouched shoulders to hands on hips and a smile that could light up New York City. It was a Life magazine cover story in 1998, and that’s how it all began.

How did that experience lead to Positive Exposure and your 2016 book, Change How You See, See How You Change? There’s a universal message; it’s not just about albinism. We’re all given the gift of seeing beauty with our own hearts—and once you realize beauty is everywhere, it’s like you start seeing in Technicolor. You’re enlightened. Everyone deserves to be seen for their humanity. When you look in a medical textbook for, say, [genetic anomaly] Trisomy 18, you see images of sadness. But I went to a Chromosome 18 conference and I saw these kids and adults laughing and playing—just being human! When we change how we see people with differences—when we see everyone for the humans they are—that’s how we change ourselves and our world. JULIANNE PEPITONE

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ick Guidotti had a glitzy career as a high-fashion photographer. But 20 years ago he gave it all up to create Positive Exposure, a not-for-profit that uses images to transform public perception of people living with genetic, physical, intellectual and behavioral differences. Positive Exposure’s educational and advocacy programs aim to create a more inclusive world—and to change how we see differences.

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Like a rare sparkling gemstone, KARRIN ALLYSON’s singing is unique, organic and multi-faceted.

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usic lovers most appreciate her blend of versatility and range. But what five-time Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson delivers on stage is so much more. A classically trained pianist who never fails to elevate her accompanying musicians while dazzling audiences, she sings blues, jazz, scat and ballads with her own unique spin. Initially a classical pianist, she began writing pop tunes and folk music right after college. But her passion soon evolved to jazz. “What really hooked me was the ability to improvise, to make songs my own and perform them differently each time,” she explains. “When I started, my influences were not just singer/songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt, but also Thelonious Monk and Nancy Wilson with Cannonball Adderley.” Allyson sings in three languages: English, Portuguese and French. She also does some teaching. “I try to impart to my students that we’re musicians first and foremost. We might be a musician who sings or a musician who plays an instrument, but we must strive to be great musicians; one’s instrument is almost secondary to overall musicianship.”

Allyson maintains that to truly appreciate the genre, young people need to see jazz performed live. “Jazz needs to be exposed to the general population if it is to become more popular. But perhaps it’s better if it remains exclusive, a mystical interaction between musicians that changes each time it’s played and becomes somehow competitive. This is what makes it so interesting to the listening audience. Pop is repetitive, attention-getting and fun, whereas jazz is for dreamers, for more creative types. Pop represents an art form of precision: putting on a great show by doing every song the same way every time. But getting on stage and just letting things unfold is also an art form, an art form of emotion. This is the essence of jazz.” Allyson considers herself as much an activist as a musician. “I want to do more things with music that will help people get in touch with their feelings. Making them feel good, making them smile, ultimately making the world a better place.” Karrin Allyson’s album of original songs will be released this year on her website, karrin.com. DAVID A. ROSE

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GEMS

Explore the little luxuries the world has to offer.

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FLY STYLE The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Private Jet program allows travelers to fulfill their most extraordinary travel dreams aboard a custom-designed aircraft, while enjoying personalized service every step of the way. Among the special itineraries set for 2019 are the “Latin Escape,” a 16-day adventure for those looking to explore the most exciting natural and cultural offerings of Central and South America (pictured above); “International Intrigue,” which includes visits to Asia, Africa and Europe; and “Timeless Encounters,” taking guests on a three-week journey across four continents, beginning in lush Kona, Hawaii, then visiting Bali, Australia, Dubai and Prague before concluding in London. Guests can tailor trips to their interests, discovering authentic flavors and connecting with local cultures and communities without the added stress of planning air travel, ground transportation, special excursions, meals or luxurious accommodations, as all are arranged through Four Seasons hotels and resorts. A bon voyage, indeed!

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PICTURE PERFECT

COME SEA ABOUT ME

James Bond might never give up his Aston Martin, but if 007 had to escape by sea, he’d definitely choose the new Hinckley Dasher. Designed by Michael Peters, this sleek 28-foot yacht was built from the ground up for electric propulsion and can reach speeds up to 23 knots. Better still, it features 3D-printed components, like various hardware styled in brushed titanium, as well as “artisanal” teak: faux wood that’s immune to the elements and was hand painted to look like grain-matched teak trim. Clever details include hidden cup holders that slide out with a tap and a windshield that lowers electronically so the driver can converse with passengers seated in the bow. Naturally, the boat’s proprietary touchscreen navigation and digital switching system is as discreetly integrated as everything else. Even Dr. No would say yes to this glorious craft.

If you want a unique photo op in the middle of Times Square, forget the bright lights outside and head inside the beautiful new Luma Hotel Times Square. It has recently introduced Alina, Manhattan’s first hotel robot butler, and encourages its guests to share pictures with the three-foot-tall machine as part of an Instagram initiative (by tagging @lumahoteltimessquare and using the hashtags #AlinaMoments and #RelayRobot). What makes Alina, who was created by Savioke, Inc., so unusual is that she uses advanced technology to fulfill and deliver guest requests directly to Luma’s 130 guestrooms. Designed to travel at a human walking pace, she can independently navigate between floors, even calling the hotel elevator when necessary. This takes room service to a whole new level.

GO FIGURES

Following up on their acclaimed Flora and Fauna books, Patrick Mauriès and Évelyne Possémé’s latest volume, Figures & Faces: The Art of Jewelry (Thames & Hudson), is devoted to the splendid jewelry collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. This newest tome offers 120 photographs of striking and witty works of art, and focuses on jewelry inspired by the human figure and face from the Byzantine era through the medieval and Renaissance periods and beyond. Among the artists celebrated by photographer Jean-Marie del Moral are René Lalique, Alphonse Fouquet, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Lurcat, Line Vautrin and Claude Lalanne.

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SIPPING through EAST ASIA

Asian whisky can be its own travel destination.

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East Asian whisky is wowing collectors and whisky fans. Top: Mizunara Cask bottle Insets: Yamazaki warehouse and exterior

his is the most visited distillery in the world,” says Ian Chang, the master blender for Kavalan, Taiwan’s first high-end single malt whisky. Glancing around the visitor center, where scores of families are dining and wandering, it seems to be the case. While not many Americans yet drop by this whisky mecca, roughly one million Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese and other travelers take advantage of the relative centrality of the nearby city of Taipei to partake in what has quickly become an award-winning Scotch-style whisky (its Vinho Barrique expression won “world’s best single malt” in 2015). In addition to family dining and distillery tours, guests can blend their own signature Kavalan whisky bottle to take home. In Taipei, travelers will find a lovely, friendly city with top-tier dining options, an active night-market scene (food stalls stay open well after midnight) and the stunning National Palace Museum housing 10,000 years of Chinese art and artifacts. In Japan, Suntory Yamazaki has been distilling for nearly a century, but it’s only been in the past decade or so that Americans have caught the Japanese whisky fever. “It’s hard to nail down quite why Japanese whisky has

taken off in the US,” says Gardner Dunn, Beam Suntory’s brand ambassador for Japanese whisky. It helped that industry guru Jim Murray awarded the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask “best world whisky” in 2015, beating out Scotch whiskies for the first time. There’s also a lightness to most Asian whiskies that appeals to Westerners who find Scotch too heavy. “There are three words we like to use: subtle, refined and complex.” Last year, the brand released a $1,000 Mizunara Cask expression, incorporating hard-touse Japanese oak barrels in the aging process, with some component whiskies aged up to 45 years. The Yamazaki distillery is an easy train ride from Kyoto (arguably the cultural center of Japan, where even the Four Seasons hotel is tucked amidst the stunning 800-year-old Shakusuien Pond Garden). While it doesn’t quite have the family summer vacation vibe of Kavalan, it’s beautifully situated among forested hills, and guests can tour the workings and participate in a blending experience. ROBERT HAYNES-PETERSON

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Fiore Collection 18 Karat Gold

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MAKING IT PERSONAL

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hen I was three, I received a tiny gold ID bracelet as a gift from my grandmother. The occasion, I recall, was the birth of my baby brother; the bracelet: a 14K gold delicate curved corner nameplate on a gold link chain scattered with soldered hearts. My name, Laurie Sue, was engraved in beautiful script. I believe that with this gift, my father’s mother wanted to tell me that despite the fuss over my newborn brother, I remained significant, uniquely me. I wore it on special occasions throughout my childhood, abandoning it as I got older though its message resonated through the years. Fashion is now in a new moment of personalization. A recent study by McKinsey & Company and the Business of Fashion declares personalization the “number one trend in 2018.” We increasingly pursue unique expressions of our individuality in styles that reflect who we are. In this era of computerized everything, disposable fast-fashion, and ubiquitous social media, we look to declare our personal stamp, to remind ourselves (and the world) that we are singular and extraordinary. Fortunately, there have never been more jewelry choices, or fewer rules. For some, it’s one-of-a-kind or vintage. For others, it’s statement pieces, or earrings that are oversized, mismatched

or solitary, all big trends on spring ’18 runways. We layer, stack, mix and match. We wear message jewelry, initial pendants, signet rings and custom-engraved everything. We choose unusual gems, exploded color, mixed metals and novelty charms. We go retro or modern, organic or geometric, bold or delicate. We look for the unconventional, the spiritual, the artisan-crafted. These days, there’s no wrong choice when seeking to convey one’s authentic self. (When my mother asks me if what she’s wearing is “in style,” I respond that if she likes what she sees in the mirror, if she feels like herself, then it’s in style.) As a college freshman, I suddenly got the notion to see if my little ID bracelet still fit. It did. I began to wear it all the time, a golden reminder of my individuality, my loving family and the new paths my life was taking. Then one day, the bracelet fell off my wrist, lost forever in the grasses of time. I was crushed, guilt-ridden for not taking better care of it. Perhaps there was something about that chapter in my life, a period of questioning and discovery and change, that made me yearn for the comfort and inspiration of that little bracelet. I mourn its loss, yet my journey of self-affirmation continues, as does my ability to express myself with all manner of fabulous jewelry. LAURIE SCHECHTER

ROBERTO COIN LOVE LETTER PENDANTS

Jewelry that defines one’s journey.

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