Mann's Jewelers: Spring/Summer 2024

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1 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Nancy Mann PRESIDENT Robert Mann GRAPHIC & LAYOUT EDITOR Katie MacAllister GRAPHIC ASSISTANT Melina Fedele EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Rita Guarna CREATIVE DIRECTOR Stephen Vitarbo SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR Darius Amos ASSISTANT EDITOR Kirsten Meehan CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Robert Beringela, Stacey Freed, Haley Longman PUBLISHING STAFF PUBLISHER Lizette Chin DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Catherine Rosario ADVERTISING SERVICES DIRECTOR Jacquelynn Fischer CIRCULATION MANAGER Fern Meshulam PRODUCTION ARTIST Christopher Ferrante ACCOUNTING Kasie Carleton, Urszula Janeczko, Bruce Liberman, Steven Resnick PUBLISHED BY Wainscot Media CHAIRMAN Carroll V. Dowden PRESIDENT & CEO Mark Dowden SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS Lizette Chin, Rita Guarna VICE PRESIDENTS Nigel Edelshain, Thomas Flannery, Noelle Heffernan, Maria Regan, Steven Resnick MANN’S JEWELERS 2945 MONROE AVENUE, ROCHESTER, NY 14618 585-271-4000 2 Illumannations 4 Fabulous in Rochester 8 Let The Stars Decide 10 Ask the Doctor 12 Italy’s Surprise 18 Casual Chic 25 For Mom, With Love 30 Just Desserts 34 While The Paint Goes On 42 The Butterfly Effect 44 Two Hulls For The Long Haul 47 Designer Spotlight: Temple St. Clair 48 Planet Yoga 50 Flower of The Desert 51 What’s In Her Bag? 52 What We’re Loving 55 MJ Love Stories 63 Classic, Remixed 67 Lucky No. 10 68 Gifts For Guys 70 Smart Power 74 In Record Time 76 The Briefcase Motorbike Some creations shown are one-of-a-kind or available in limited quantities and are subject to prior sale. Some pieces are enlarged to show detail. Prices are subject to change according to market fluctuations and may also vary depending on the size, quality and availability of diamonds and precious stones. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, we are not responsible for errors or omissions made during the printing process. ACCENT is published by Wainscot Media, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656, in association with Mann’s Jewelers. Copyright ©2024 by Wainscot Media LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, Mann’s Jewelers, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656. 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, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656, or by telephone 201.573.5541. Advertising Inquiries: Contact Lizette Chin at Printed In The U.S.A. Volume 22, Issue 1. ©2024 Cover photography: Ali Reed,, @alireedphoto contents SPRING/SUMMER 2024 Mann’s 1

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Purchasing jewelry shouldn’t only be for special occasions. Currently, there are so many trends that are easy to lean into. At MJ, we work hard to curate collections that are fun and affordable, that both women and men can buy for themselves. There are a million reasons to treat yourself to something that just makes you happy, or marks a milestone. Have you achieved a personal or professional goal? Finally landed a significant piece of business you worked hard for? What about something that helps recreate a memory? Consider a classic or colorful enamel locket holding a visual of a person, pet or place you love... JUST GET IT!

Is it time to elevate your personal style? Would great earrings or daintily layered necklaces tie all of your summer looks together? Would a great timepiece tell the world you’ve got great taste in addition to simply telling time?

Are you beginning a new chapter in life? Consider something with a diamond to signify strength and resilience. Sometimes the best jewelry purchases are a secret message to yourself, something beautiful to the viewer, but empowering to the wearer. Is there a gemstone that resonates with you? A stone with healing properties, or maybe even an evil eye or a religious symbol that speaks to you? JUST GET IT!

My current philosophy is…if not now, when? When is a good time to take the vacation you’ve dreamed of or enjoy the special bottle of wine you’ve been saving? When do we start drinking out of our Baccarat and using our china and silver flatware other than for holidays only? Every day should be a “special occasion,” and I’m over breaking out the special stuff just a few times a year. Why not set a beautiful table even if it’s just to serve takeout?

And as for jewelry, when is a better time to treat yourself to the piece of jewelry that makes you feel empowered? Or stylish? Or valued? Is treating yourself to something you deserve an act of self-love? Does it bring you joy? Every now and then it just feels good to say “I deserve this” or “I’ll take it!” Again—JUST GET IT!

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Fabulous in Rochester


Photos Ali Reed, Ali Reed Photography

Hair Suzanna Amalfi, Sooz Salon

Makeup Jerica Santana

Jewelry Mann’s Jewelers Location Arena’s

Do you know what’s actually really awesome? Getting older. I know, right? Hear me out, I’m not the only person in fashion who’s praising aging. Naomi Campbell just closed the Dolce & Gabbana Show, and Pamela Anderson is going sans makeup and having a full-on fashion icon moment. The freedom and confidence that come with this transition allows me to be accepting, loving and wholly present at this moment in time. It’s just about the best that I have ever experienced.

I’m currently at the airport solo (because I can do that), looking at the gals who have their tiny tots and strollers in tow and are chasing tiny humans around the seats. THEY ARE EXHAUSTED! Gosh, I remember that. The sweet-looking redheaded mother “sitting” across from my computer just looked over at me and smiled, then sighed. We connected for that brief moment in a busy terminal. “I get it girl. You’re gonna be OK, OK?” You’ll get there. It seems like a lifetime from now. I see you, you’re in a pink sweatsuit, actually sweating. Too many bags, too many wipes (also never enough wipes), too many snacks (and never enough of the right ones) and not a coffee in sight because that will probably spill anyway. You got this.

YOU also matter. Ya know what no one ever told me as a young mom and wife? It is absolutely within your right to put yourself first. Yep, I said it. Your health, mental wellbeing and happiness (not just all the time happy but the feeling of joy that comes from your insides out). And ya know what? If anyone tells you you’re selfish, self-absorbed or neglecting others, tell them to call I’d love chat them through this. Without your own self-reflection and self-worth, you can’t find gratitude for those small beautiful things. Yes, babies are small and beautiful. But it’s more; it’s even smaller than them. It’s being able to see the things in between and feel their beauty. To bring you more joy and love to share with others. Ever wonder why sunsets and sunrises never get old? It happens two flipping times a day ALWAYS, but we allow our brain to let in that “awe” and it turns into a joy we can’t find anywhere else. That’s what I’m here for.

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Above: Stephen Webster High Voltage Cocktail Ring in 18k white gold with aquamarine and diamonds, $25,000

Putting that all in perspective gives you more time to show yourself how awesome you are. This allows you the opportunity to lock yourself in the bathroom for a longer shower, and the freedom to ponder your closet looking for an outfit that doesn’t just check “at least I’m not naked” off the list.

So here’s to being fabulous, and not naked. (Unless you are a Miu Miu model because, apparently, they have a “no pants required” policy.) So let’s just leave that for the runway. You have to wear pants, cool? But it doesn’t mean you have to wear uncomfortable stiff jeans… you can wear…wait for it…sweats. Yup, it’s possible I will get fired but I’m gonna give you the creative freedom to dress up your cool, new, clean, STAIN-FREE sweatpants. So grab a grey-flecked pair of joggers and scrunch them a little up on your ankle so you can see the kick-ass shoes you never wear, Hanes tank and cashmere cardigan. The best part? You can wear gold AND silver (love mixing metals right now) choker necklaces layered up, with tiny gold and diamond hoops stacked up your ear. This is the look that will make your teenage daughter reconsider calling you uncool, she’ll take back the eye roll, and maybe just maybe

Preppy is right on time. I’m so ready dig into vintage websites for an that I can make into a dress. I’m down for pulling out my dad’s tweed and having Fatima reconstruct of Izod golf shirts (you know one is not enough) and a cotton cable knit over my shoulders. The best accessories colorful stretchy gold bangles; them like you’re adding Swatch watches arm. Hmmm, maybe this will I take up tennis? Ha, JK pickleball gals is more my jam, easier to cocktail.

Skirts galore! Inspired Woman

Wait, what if we did a hybrid show? Netflix, I think I’m onto something. Oh wait—would that just be Fran Drescher in The Nanny? Sorry, my brain easily gets sidetracked lately, hope that image (or laugh) isn’t in your head all day. Full skirt or mini? Low slung or high waisted? All are “Yes, please.” You can mix and match these like apps at Applebees. I’m a fan of full skirts with a slim top, and a not-so-delicate morganite choker necklace (OMFG Stephen Webster). Not sure the look is for me but LOVING micro minis paired with a long spring coat and a slinky top, think Britney—but not now Britney. That’s to be left to the bowels of Instagram.

From top: Jade Trau Posey Duo Chain Earrings in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $5,300. Sutra saddle ring in 18k white gold with blue sapphires and diamonds, $13,000. Roberto Demeglio Gio Nautical Stretch Cord bracelets in 14k rose gold. Available in multiple colors, $1,232 each.

Bows and rosettes are bringing a little bit of girly charm to an otherwise manly spring. We get to have it all, remember? You get to wear your oversized blazer with a tulle top covered in roses. You sure as hell get to wear oversized pinstripe trousers with a sexy white top adorned with tiny black bows. You also get to be a badass in it. You can strut into your afternoon meeting with confidence in your gold and diamond stack bracelets. OWN it, girl.

The best part of Spring fashion? Giving zero craps what anyone will think. here with my gonna embrace treatments, buying and lots and lots (Sooz, why so Because I matter. THAT’S the amazing about growing your own (“getting older” doesn’t scratch the surface this evolution).

I’m dancing the music I want, Ya know what? And IYKYK, their parents. They see me love big, live loud and laugh uncontrollably. That is my gift to them. That is what I want for them and I wish that for you.

Love hard.

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From top: Sutra earrings in 18k rose gold with pink sapphire and diamonds, $9,100. Roberto Coin Venetian Princess bangle in 18k yellow gold with white enamel and diamonds, $26,700.

Let the Stars Decide...

Aries: March 21 - April 19

The first star sign— get ready to dip your horns and charge ahead this year. Turn challenges into opportunities with your go-forward attitude. You may be full of passion and unafraid to be outspoken and direct, but don’t let stubbornness cramp your style.

Aries Celebs: Lady Gaga, Elton John, America Ferrera, Lil Nas X

Leo: July 23 - August 22

Like the lion, you’re a natural leader and can be bold, showy and protective. Yet you’re also the social director with the inside scoop on where to eat, drink and be merry. With eclipses on the calendar, 2024 will bring some shakeups.

Leo Celebs: Jennifer Lopez, Helen Mirren, Jason Momoa, Tom Brady

November 22 - December 21

are as unique as your halfhalf-horse centaur Zodiac symbol. Spiritual, adventurous, brutally honest and adaptable, go all in when you set your mind to something. Your curiosity, optimism and energy carry you through 2024.

Sagittarius Celebs: Taylor Swift, Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Jamie Foxx

Taurus: April 20 - May 20

Your down-to-earth ways make you a loyal friend and good listener. But, guided by Venus, the planet of love, your steadiness doesn’t mean you don’t seek passion and romance. You delight in the senses and strive for beauty in all you do.

Taurus Celebs: David Beckham, Gigi Hadid, Gal Gadot, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Virgo: August

Don’t let the maiden symbol fool you. Virgos may be humble and sympathetic, but folklore full of shapeshifting and warrior types. Your intelligence helps you strive for excellence, but keep stubborn tendencies from holding you back.

Virgo Celebs: Zendaya, Beyoncé, Prince Harry, Idris Elba

Capricorn: December 22 - January 19

Symbolized by a sea-goat, your ambition and tenacity help you strive to be the GOAT. Use your ability to see the big picture to curb some of your harsher tendencies and let your fun and mischievous side shine through.

Capricorn Celebs: Michelle Obama, Timothée Chalamet, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Denzel Washington

Floral Ring in 14k white gold with London blue topaz, Hampton blue topaz and diamonds, $4,540. Sutra pink sapphire saddle ring in 18k gold with white enamel, pink enamel and diamonds, $9,000. Stephen Webster Dragon ring with ruby, diamonds and faceted golden South Sea pearl in 18k yellow gold, made to order, $24,000. Roberto Coin Princess Flower ring in 18k yellow gold rhodonite and diamonds, $7,950.

It’s a goodsign whenyour jewelrybrings the stars down from the heavens.Setyour sights on starlitnights anddaringdays withgems andprecious metals that celebrateyour best self.

Gemini: May 21 - June 20

How lucky are the Zodiac twins? You see any new situation as a welcome challenge. You may have to work hard this year to find balance, but your charisma and quick wit help you find joy in your choices.

Gemini Celebs: Naomi Campbell, Venus Williams, Blake Shelton, Neil Patrick Harris

Libra: September 23 - October 22

Possible turbulence ahead this year, but your natural tendency to seek equilibrium and harmony will help your symbolic scales balance. Some say Libras are flighty, but that’s just because you can’t get enough of people and ideas.

Libra Celebs: Kate Winslet, Will Smith, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow

Aquarius: January 20 - February 18

Oh, you clever human. You’re independent, creative and ready to make the world a better place. Don’t be afraid to let your quirky flag fly as you help friends, family and colleagues embrace new ideas.

Aquarius Celebs: Harry Styles, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Ed Sheeran

Cancer: June 21 - July 22

Sometimes called “moon children,” this first celestial water sign is a ride-or-die friend. You’re in tune with your emotions, but sometimes, admit it, you can be a little dramatic. Like your crab symbol, you tack sideways taking in different perspectives.

Cancer Celebs: Selena Gomez, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Margot Robbie

Scorpio: October 23 - November 21

Yes, Scorpios can be intense, but that leads to deep empathy for others. This year, corral your self-confidence, intuitiveness and ambition into passion projects that help you reduce stress and rekindle connections with friends.

Scorpio Celebs: Drake, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts

Pisces: February 19 - March 20

Pisces may be symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, but you’ve got a tight hold on this celestial body that governs creativity and dreams. Your sensitivity and compassion make you a deep, spiritual explorer and a kind friend.

Pisces Celebs: John Travolta, Elizabeth Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Eva Mendes

Temple St. Clair Astrid Moonface ring in 18k yellow gold with blue moonstone and diamonds, $10,000. Temple St. Clair one-of-a-kind Tolomeo Ring in 18k yellow gold with black opal, mixed sapphires and paraíba tourmaline, $170,000. Stephen Webster Vertigo Lost Horizon Cocktail ring in 18k white gold with aquamarine and diamonds, made to order. Price upon request. Ippolita Rock Candy gold cluster ring in 18k yellow gold. Shown in Summer Rainbow colorway, $2,995. Handmade platinum and 18k yellow gold bypass ring with a fancy yellow shield-cut diamond and a colorless shield-cut diamond. Price upon request.

ASK THE DOCTOR Menopause Makeover!


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Menopause is having a moment, or so they say. What exactly is all the hype?

FINALLY—we are talking about menopause. As a surgeon primarily taking care of women, it’s a really exciting change to see. Women are taking agency over their own health. With a better understanding of research, many women are pursuing hormone and non-hormone therapies for the symptoms they are experiencing. The common triad of symptoms includes mood swings, hot flashes and metabolic changes that affect the overall body habitus. As women’s metabolisms slow, they accumulate more fat in the abdomen and internally around the organs. The actual weight gain can be modest to significant, and changes in body morphology can be even more distressing.

So, a Menopause Makeover! Tell me more.

At various stages of our lives, hormonal changes can cause women’s bodies to change. We are always talking about pregnancy and breastfeeding, hence the popularized Mommy Makeover, but menopause is no different. The hormonal changes can leave women with a body that is quite different than what they’re comfortable with, despite consistent diet and exercise. The Menopause Makeover is a way to similarly address changes in the breast and abdomen to make a woman feel comfortable despite these life changes.

What is typically involved?

A Menopause Makeover typically includes a breast procedure and a tummy tuck, with personalized liposuction to address any areas of concern. Most women are frustrated with the abdominal fat that accumulates in menopause despite previously always having a flat tummy. An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with liposuction around the waist and bra area can help give these women the torso and waist they are accustomed to. A breast lift or a breast reduction are most common, but some women lose upper pole volume and desire a small breast implant for that upper pole fullness. Liposuction may be added to other areas of the body such as inner and outer thighs to improve contour as well. Similarly, our skin loses collagen during these years as well, and this loss of elasticity leads to sagging skin in all areas of the body, which can be addressed with

It’s never too late in life to feel good about yourself! This 53-year-old active and healthy patient worked out every day but struggled to get rid of excess skin. She is now 6 months out from a tummy tuck, liposuction to her armpit fat and love handles and a breast lift and augmentation! She looks and feels amazing!

minimally invasive technology like Renuvion for skin tightening, or with skin removal procedures throughout the body.

Am I too old to be looking into plastic surgery?

You’re not too old! I hear this concern every day from women who feel like it’s too late to pursue these types of procedures. We will make sure your health is optimized so that you have a safe and successful surgical journey. It’s worth it to feel confident and comfortable in your skin, and to be your best self despite your age. I promise, we are treating so many women who are in all stages of menopause and just thrilled with their results and their confidence. You deserve that too.

I’m not as healthy as I was in my 20s and 30s. How do I know if I’m a good candidate?

Safety always comes first. During your personalized consultation, we will take a medical and surgical history to make sure that you are an appropriate candidate for these outpatient procedures. We will often coordinate care with your other providers to maintain the highest level of safety for your entire surgical experience.

Oh, I’m intrigued.

So now what?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for a Menopause Makeover or any type of plastic surgery, first call our office to speak to a Patient Consultant to book your personal consultation. I will evaluate your overall health and your surgical goals, and we will develop a plan to help you look and feel your best at any age.

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Italy’s Surprise

Yes, Milan is a business and fashion hub, but it’s also an enchanting place to discover art, history and unforgettable dining.

IF ROME IS FOR ROMANTICS and dreamers, Milan is for realists and doers. If Italy has a city where type As feel at home, it is Milan. Derided by naysayers as a place only for business, it is also a world capital for fashion and design, a place of dynamic and creative energy. Like everywhere in Italy, there is great beauty as well. You just need to look a bit harder for it here.

Modern-day Milan seemed to change overnight in 2015 when it hosted the World Expo. That sixmonth, over-the-top fair welcomed about 20 million visitors and cost more than 2 billion euros. I visited that year, my first visit since the early ’90s, and the event put the city back on the map. Much of that money went to build or rebuild its infrastructure, reminding everyone that it was a place that excelled in fashion, design, and—yes—business, as it elbowed Rome out of the way. A place of energy and understated luxury, Milan sought to show the world that it was indeed the gateway to modern-day Italy. It worked. I’ve visited the city every year since 2015, and the old canals are

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The sun rises over Cathedral Square and the statue of Vittorio Emanuele II, who held the title of king of Italy from 1861 to 1878.

This page, from top: Bedrooms at the Excelsior Hotel Gallia have panoramic views of Milan; Italian Christmas cake is a must-try; cocktails from Camparino in Galleria do not disappoint. Opposite page, from top: There’s no shortage of elegantly dressed visitors at Piazza del Duomo; Acanto at Hotel Principe di Savoia serves creative twists on classic Italian dishes.

now lined with bars and restaurants; the museums are gleaming; and art, fashion and design are the sexy components of any visit. New developments are resurrecting old industrial zones. If you’re here during Fashion Week in September or the Salone del Mobile, the international furniture fair at the center of the annual design week in April, you can almost feel the creative energy in the air.

To explore Milan, it helps to have a plan. For example, visiting Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” is not something you can do on a whim. Viewing times must be booked in advance, often weeks or even months in advance. Milan, on the other hand, is not Rome. (That inevitable comparison again.) You don’t need a week to do it justice. Spending just two or three days here is perfect. Stay in a great hotel, sip an aperitivo in a different bar each night, dine well, see some art and perhaps catch an opera at Teatro alla Scala, which also must be booked well before you arrive.

The must-sees in Milan make up a short and very doable list. Start with the Duomo, Milan’s Gothic cathedral, which looms over the Piazza del Duomo in the very heart of the city. Plan to see the wonders inside but go the extra mile and buy a ticket to visit the rooftop, going 20 stories up via the stairs or the elevator to see the gargoyles and carvings and the views over the city and, on a clear day, the Alps as well. Flanking the Piazza is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade, which is elegant, much-Instagrammed and still worth a visit, if only for window shopping.

Suppose you arrive in the city by train. In that case, you’ll enter the splendid and awe-inspiring Milano Centrale, the central railway station known for its grand architecture and soaring entry hall, a masterpiece of Art Deco and Fascist art remodeled under the eye of Mussolini. Inside, you’ll find the Mercato Centrale Milano, a two-

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story food hall filled with artisanal cheese and bread, a place to savor some of the best tastes of Milan.

Speaking of masterpieces, it’s worth visiting La Scala even if no opera is being performed. The setting for the first performances of such masterpieces as Madame Butterfly, Nabucco and Turandot has a splendid museum, and admission allows you to at least peek into the famous theater.

That seminal year of 2015 also saw the opening of the Fondazione Prada Milan, an art gallery housed in a former distillery and designed by the architecture firm OMA, headed by architect Rem Koolhaas. Showing cutting-edge contemporary art, its Bar Luce was designed by film director Wes Anderson.

My other museum favorites include the Pinacoteca di Brera, which ranges from the Renaissance to Italian Futurism of the 1930s. Contemporary Italian painting can be seen at the Triennale di Milano. At the Zona Tortona industrial complex, redesigned by British architect David Chipperfield and opened in 2015, the Museo delle Culture features contemporary art from around the world. Among my favorite small museums is the Villa Necchi Campiglio, one of Milan’s so-called “case museos,” or house museums. In this case, it’s a 1930s-era house with a private garden, a swimming pool and a tennis court in the city’s heart. Designed by architect Piero Portaluppi in 1935, it shows off the lifestyle of the Milanese upper class of the 1930s. It reminds me of the elegance of a period film by Bernardo Bertolucci.

More time? Wander through the Quartiere Arcobaleno, which is filled with brightly colored houses that may remind you of a visit to the island of Burano. On a lazy Sunday, check out East Market, a combination of flea and artisan markets in an old factory.

Is it aperitivo time yet? The craze for the Aperol Spritz was born here, in the city that birthed the aperitivo hour. It might be a Negroni, an Americano or one of a dozen other classic cocktails. Where to drink one is the quest. You could start at Galleria, where the cocktail shakers have been shaking since 1915. It is an excellent place to begin because Campari, the company that produces a bittersweet liqueur emblematic of Milan, owns it. It’s elegant and delicious. One story above is Terrazza Aperol, where you can sip your Aperol Spritz at the drink’s birthplace. Other bars are worth exploring—such as Bar Basso, my favorite, a vintage watering hole that claims to be the source of the aperitif, though its cocktail list now stretches past 500 creations.

The food scene in Milan is dynamic, but while you can try restaurants serving cuisine from all over the globe, the food of Lombardy and nearby regions is likely one reason you came to Milan in the first place. I love a splurge at formal restaurants such as Acanto, in the Hotel Principe di Savoia, where

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This page, from top: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is picturesque any time of day, but it’s a true photo-op destination at sunset; a mosaic bull in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II; Via Mazzini is always teeming with life. Opposite page: Statues atop the Gothic spires of the Duomo overlook Milan.

Chef Alessandro Buffolino interprets classic Milanese dishes. La Véranda in the Four Seasons Hotel Milan is another choice for exquisite fare in an understated setting. For more casual dining, I’ve been to Rovello 18, which offers a brief, handwritten menu of Italian fare with dishes from all over the country and a wine cellar with more than 800 offerings. Paper Moon draws a stylish crowd with various pizzas and a crowd that leans toward fashionistas. The classic Milan trattoria? I think it just might be Al Matarel, where Veal Milanese and Osso Buco, risotto and polenta are the stars, in a comfortable place that is popular but not trendy, a place to eat but not to be seen.

Where to stay? Milan has no shortage of luxury hotels, from the Four Seasons Hotel Milan to the Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel. The Park Hyatt Milan and the Bulgari Hotel Milano are also impeccable choices. My favorite happens to be the Hotel Principe di Savoia, a 1927 dowager that is a member of the fabled Dorchester Collection. The hotel’s semi-neoclassical façade dominates the Piazza della Repubblica.

Prized by models, editors, fashionistas and celebrities during Milan Fashion Week in September, this place feels like a boutique hotel yet has 257 rooms and 44 suites on 10 floors. The Art Deco structure was given a $50 million refurbishment in 2009 by architect Thierry Despont. I loved the Il Salotto Lobby Lounge, a long room with high ceilings where cutting “la bella figura” is everything. The spritz I had at the Principe Bar made me feel I’d arrived. Check out the rooftop Club 10 Spa, with its heated swimming pool, hydro-massage tub, and the requisite sauna and steam room. This is a hotel where even a modest room wraps you in elegance. In a city famed for innovative fashion, design and architecture, an elegant hotel stay is your best bet for tasting the very best. And Milan’s best is very fine indeed.

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Casual Chic

It’s comforting to know your jewelry works well wherever you go.

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GUCCI Interlocking G cutout suede slides, $700 at MyTheresa. Goshwara amethyst and pink opal ring in 18k rose gold, $3,950. Frances Valentine Super Crewneck Pima Cotton T-Shirt, $108 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Fendi Roma 50mm Square Sunglasses, $380 at Nordstrom. + NET SUSTAIN high-rise jean, $300 at Net-a-Porter. Roberto Demeglio Gio Nautical stretch cord bracelets in 14k rose gold. Available in multiple colors, $1,232 each.
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Goshwara amethyst and pink opal earrings in 18k rose gold, $2,700. Jewelers 35” bezel set diamond necklace in 14k yellow gold, $14,995.
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Roberto Coin Navarra Wide Band ring in 18k yellow band, $3,200. Alice + Olivia Finely Denim Button Down, $330. Chloé Nama Stitch Ankle-Strap Flatform Sandals, $850 at Neiman Marcus. Ippolita Riviera Sky Nova Cluster Bead Chain bracelet in 18k yelllow gold, $8,995. FRAME Le Crop Mini Bootcut Jeans, $228 at Neiman Marcus. Ippolita Rock Candy Double Wedge Pebble Post earrings with turquoise in 18k yellow gold, $3,500.
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LOEWE x Paula’s Ibiza Petal Raffia Basket Bag in Natural, $1,500 at Bergdorf Goodman.
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Casual & Chic

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Zara Alpaca blend open knit sweater in Ecru, $69.90. Goshwara one-of-a-kind blue chalcedony carved ring in 18k yellow gold, $11,000. MACH & MACH Sequined floral-appliqué Mary Jane flats, $720 at MyTheresa. LESET Lauren knitted slim-leg pants in black, $150 at Net-a-Porter. Valentino Garavani printed silk-trimmed straw bucket hat, $790 at Net-a-Porter. Mann’s Jewelers octagon door knocker earrings with diamonds in 14k yellow gold, $1,575. Roberto Coin oval link chain bracelet in 18k yellow gold, $4,100.

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1980s New York by two artists, husband and wife duo David and Sybil Yurman. The ethos of their eponymous brand reflects every part of their origin story—each design is articulated with an artist’s eye and love of detail. These pieces turn that studied approach to the serene beauty of pearls, a timeless symbol of love. The signature twisted helix of David Yurman’s Cable motif cradles these luminous pearls, accented with white diamond pavé for added brilliance. Delicate, elegant and memorable, this is a gift worthy of the mother figure in your life.

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Some names need no introduction; they simply stand on their own. It’s impossible to talk about pearls without speaking the name Kokichi Mikimoto, who cultured them for the first time in 1893. Mikimoto’s legacy has continued for over a century as the brand constantly defines—and redefines—the way we wear the treasure of the sea. Browse the Classic Collection, which carefully showcases the Akoya cultured pearls with diamonds and white gold, or the Classic Elegance Collection, which ups the sparkle with a bolder application of diamond. Whether you’re looking for understated elegance or an eye-catching statement piece, with Mikimoto, the possibilities are endless.

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Clockwise from top left: Classic Akoya cultured pearl and diamond pendant, $2,350; Akoya cultured pearl graduated strand necklace with diamond rondelles, $16,000; Classic Elegance White South Sea cultured pearl and diamond earrings, $14,000. All set in 18K white gold.


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roberto coin

Vicenza-based design house Roberto Coin describes each piece of jewelry it creates as the end point of a journey, one that moves through cultures, times and places. The influences along this journey make the company’s collections recognizable for their unique flair, perfectly embodied in this season’s offerings. The brand spotlights

Venice—where Roberto Coin himself was born—with its Venetian Princess line, highlighted with bold turquoise and signature flower shape. As the bright hue provides pops of color, the darker banding around the stone makes the design even more memorable.

Accented with sparkling diamonds and 18K gold, these pieces will turn heads wherever in the world you might roam.

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Clockwise from top left: Diamond Turquoise Venetian Princess necklace, $3,270; High Polished Diamond Gold Medallion necklace, $7,900; Diamond Turquoise Venetian Princess earrings, $5,150; Diamond Navarra wide ring, $6,100; Diamond Navarra bangle, $7,400.
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From left: Charles Krypell flower earrings with morganite and diamonds in 18k white gold, $5,200. MJ on Trend, multi-shape diamond band in platinum, $7,250. Mann’s Jewelers pink sapphire eternity bands in 18k rose gold, from $1,125 each. Charles Krypell flower pendant with morganite and diamonds in 18k white gold, $4,995. From left: Bellarri butterfly ring with prasiolite, amethyst and diamond in 14k rose gold, $2,990. Stephen Webster Magnipheasant hinged bracelet with diamonds in 18k rose gold, $9,800. Stephen Webster Fly-ByNight crystal haze ring with white mother of pearl and diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $6,250. MJ on Trend bezel set bangles with diamonds in 14k yellow and rose gold, $2,795 each.
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From left: MJ Jardin earrings in 14k yellow gold with round and baguette cut diamonds, $2,750. Sydney Evan floral motif charm necklace in 14k yellow gold with diamonds and colored stones, $8,270. Goshwara one-of-a-kind ring in 18k yellow gold with emeralds and diamonds, $14,500.

While The Paint Goes On

Every project has a beginning and an end. For San Francisco artist Nicole Mueller, it’s what’s in between that matters most.

There’s a little piece of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s philosophy that’s ingrained in the mind of Nicole Mueller, and it brings the San Francisco-based artist pure happiness when she paints. “It’s not the destination; it’s the journey,” Emerson once said, and Mueller, 35, lives by that rule. Instead of celebrating the inspiration beforehand or basking in the triumph of a completed project, Mueller most revels in the process, the “state of possibility”—and simply watching her abstract art develop.

“For me, the direction of a painting typically unfolds in the process of making it,” she says. “It’s a very active process and engages me completely while I’m in the midst of painting.” That’s not to say that Mueller—a Maryland Institute College of Art grad who’s exhibited in her home state and as far away as Argentina—doesn’t seek or appreciate inspiration when she creates large-scale pieces, murals and installations, including a recent public mosaic at a recreation center in Tempe, Arizona. But just as with the candid conversations she has with other visual artists in her “Beyond the Studio” podcast, the true joy of her craft comes in the doing.

When artist Nicole Mueller isn’t creating public murals and curating collections for her solo exhibitions, she can be found painting in her San Francisco studio. Opposite page: “Lilt,” acrylic on canvas, completed in 2022, was one of several paintings displayed at the China Basin building in San Francisco.

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This page: Mueller completed “Whorl,” an acrylic on canvas, in 2022. It was featured as part of Abstract Now at the James Baird Gallery in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada. Opposite page: “Flurry,” acrylic, collage, spray paint on canvas, was finished in 2019.
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This page: Mueller showcases colors and depth in “Ablaze,” an acrylic on canvas, which was completed in 2022. Opposite page: This piece is part of her 2018 collage collection “Quotations,” acrylic on PVC.

The Butterfly Effect

I’vealwayslovedbutterflies.Delicateandethereal,theyaresymbolsof happinessandgoodluck.Surroundyourselfwiththeseharbingersofhope,often associatedwithrebirthandtransformation,asthewarmweatherapproaches.

Temple St. Clair Precious Flutter Earrings

Nothing says spring like this boxed set of Flutter napkin rings in lilac & periwinkle, with rhinestone accents. Packaged in a gift box as a set of four, these stunning handmade metal and jeweled napkin rings are sure to make every tabletop scintillate.


These stunning earrings in 18k yellow gold offer a cascade of butterflies crafted from blue moonstone, tsavorite, diamonds and mixed color sapphires. Elegantly mismatched, these spectacular earrings are both timeless and distinctive, and a welcome addition to any woman’s personal collection.


Butterfly Ring

I love this delicate yet dramatic butterfly ring crafted in 14k rose gold, featuring ombre pink sapphires and diamonds. The bypass design encircles the finger and suggests playful movement like a butterfly in flight. A visual delight!


Baccarat Lucky Butterflies

A Baccarat signature and available in a range of hues, these graceful butterflies elicit a subtle but colorful glow. Beautiful solo and impactful when displayed as a group, these butterflies infuse light and energy wherever they are placed.

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Jay Strongwater Butterfly Objet

This special egg is hand-painted in 15 shades of sunset-inspired enamels, and enhanced with over 700 twinkling crystals. Lift the lid to reveal a single jeweled butterfly floating against a violet interior. Cast in pewter and finished in 14k yellow gold, hand-painted with translucent enamels and hand-set with sparkling Swarovski crystals, at 8.75” high, this fine objet d’art is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.



Precious Petites Turquoise Butterfly Bracelet

Crafted in 14k yellow gold, this beautifully detailed butterfly bracelet is perfectly executed in turquoise and diamonds. Each individual gemstone is carefully cut and hand-polished to create this striking design, impactful enough to be worn alone or as a welcome addition to what’s currently on your wrist.


MJ Precious Petites Butterfly Earrings

So many wonderful details in these lighthearted earrings make them fun and easy to wear. Crafted in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, the asymmetrical design gives them visual interest.


Versace Butterfly Garden by Rosenthal

One of my absolute favorites! An enchanting pattern featuring colorful flowers and whimsical butterflies in different sizes and colors, this dinnerware collection will certainly create an impactful tablescape. Be sure to wow by layering all of the patterns together, thus creating a dynamic visual with sophisticated details.

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two hulls for the long haul

With sleek designs and unmatched efficiency, catamarans have catapulted into the luxury-yacht conversation.

Records were broken and headlines written when the San Diego Yacht Club sailed the twin-hulled Stars & Stripes to victory in the 1988 America’s Cup regatta. It was the first time a catamaran sailing yacht had raced in the oldest international competition still operating in any sport—and numerous speed standards were set along the way.

Since grabbing that win, catamarans have vastly changed the world of sport sailing, and they’ve raised their profile in the world of luxury yachting. In decades past, aesthetics limited the popularity of catamaran yachts, which were typically boxy and less sexy than traditional monohull designs. But manufacturers such as Lagoon and Sunreef have dramatically improved the looks of these vessels. And here are other reasons why enthusiasts are talking about catamarans:

• Roominess. No matter where you stand, sit or sleep aboard a catamaran, space is rarely an issue. From the cockpit to the cabins to the salon, every area on this yacht feels roomier because the features are spread out over two hulls. This provides ample opportunity to fit in more luxury amenities such as panoramic windows, trampolines, large sunbathing decks and king-sized beds. It’s not unusual for a catamaran to come equipped with four large bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Oh, and no more ducking to walk through halls or pass through entryways—there’s always abundant head space in every room.

• Efficiency. Science says a catamaran’s two hulls, in general, improve hydrodynamics when compared with a monohull of similar weight. That’s because dividing the total displacement of water between two hulls reduces drag, or resistance. Increased use of solar power also heightens efficiency. Because of the wide design, there’s more surface space to install solar panels—thus increasing energy production—on a catamaran than there is aboard a monohull.

• Speed and maneuverability. As the Stars & Stripes proved, catamarans are usually faster than monohulls—whether they move via power or sail—because of less drag. This makes it a breeze to cruise local rivers and bays—or the Caribbean or Mediterranean. And the design makes the crafts easier to maneuver in close quarters, as when docking. For starters, an engine is mounted on each hull, allowing a catamaran to pivot easily without the use of the rudders. These yachts also often have shallow drafts, meaning that the keel (the vertical piece that extends downward from the hull to provide stability) does not go far below water line. This allows them to anchor closer to the shore and reach places other yachts cannot go.

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Manufacturers such as Lagoon and Sunreef have improved the design of luxury catamarans. Unlike models from decades ago, which many deemed dull and “boxy,” today’s vessels combine sleek aesthetics with the boat’s overall roominess and efficiency.

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Q: What is your idea of perfect happiness?

TSC: Simply my morning routine: TM (meditation) followed by espresso with oatmilk, fresh blueberries, and my ashtanga yoga practice.

Q: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

TSC: Exhibiting my work at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris and having one of my pieces acquired for the permanent collection there.

Q: What is your current state of mind?

TSC: Stressed and concerned for humanity and the planet: climate change, war, destruction of natural habitats, mass extinction, warming of the oceans, migration…

Q: When and where were you the happiest?

TSC: Snorkeling over a coral reef in the Galapagos holding my youngest son’s hand while watching reef sharks below and sea lions all around.

Q: What is your greatest fear?

TSC: Losing my sight. Irrational perhaps but so much of what I do and what I love to do (drawing, painting, observing nature) relies on my vision.

Q: What is your greatest extravagance?

TSC: Fashion & Art: periodically I’ll treat myself to something truly collectible.


Q: What is the quality most like in a man?

TSC: Humility.

Q: What is the quality woman?

TSC: Strength.

Q: Which talent would you most like to have?

TSC: To be able to free dive and hold my breath for 4 minutes.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

TSC: My Breville espresso machine!

Q: What do you value most in your friends?

TSC: Commitment and passion for profession, family, and deep cultural interests.

Q: Where would you like most to live?

TSC: Hard for me to say –I love my home in NYC, I love my life in Italy but when in Paris or Nairobi, I think I want to try both of those for a while.

Temple & Proust
From top: Magna Rings in 18k yellow gold with indicolite tourmaline or blue zircon and diamonds, price upon request. Tolomeo Pendant in 18k yellow gold with multi-colored sapphires, $35,000. Deer Bracelet in 18k yellow gold with diamonds. $85,000
St. Clair’s original artwork that inspired the Deer Bracelet Mann’s 47

planet yoga

This ancient practice inspires a globetrotting quest for harmonies— between body and mind, people and nature, rigor and release.

Humans have been touting both the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga since the discipline’s earliest days, believed to date back more than 5,000 years. Though much has changed since the beginning (the introduction of such practices as hot yoga and aerial yoga, for instance), what’s remained the same is yoga’s purpose of creating harmony between mind and body, as well as between humankind and nature. In his newest book, A World of Yoga: 700 Asanas for Mindfulness and Well-Being, renowned yoga instructor Leo Lourdes takes readers on a global tour in celebration of this ancient practice. At-home sessions in the Hamptons with designer Donna Karan, stretches on a secluded island in the Maldives with model Elle Macpherson, downward dog with singer Dua Lipa as the sun sets over the equator: Lourdes has done and seen it all. Perhaps you too will be inspired to connect with natural surroundings in this way on your next journey.

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Clockwise from top right: End the day with waterside sunset meditation in the Sanga Parsva Urdhva Hastasana (gathering half-moon) pose. A sunrise stretch of Surya Ekatak (sun gazing) will get your blood flowing, loosen your muscles and correct your posture, the perfect way to start the day. Midday bayside yoga featuring Parivrtta Banarasana (twisted lunge) can help yogis make the transition from morning activities to an afternoon siesta.

flower of the desert

The agave plant and its kin give us tequila—and four other liquors that are fast gaining clout in the cocktail world.


Just one kind of agave plant— blue Weber agave—is used to produce tequila. And because tequila is made from agave steamed in above-ground ovens, it doesn’t have the same smokiness as Mezcal. Roughly 90 percent of all tequila in the world is produced in Jalisco, Mexico; the other 10 percent is made in nearby Mexican states, where it is strictly regulated by the DO.

Drink it: Pass on your collegedays shot glass and chill out with tequila in a rocks glass or goblet. It’s an ideal spirit to consume neat or shaken with ice and strained into a vessel without ice. Of course, it’s the star of the show in many cocktails, including margaritas and palomas, and can be used in place of other spirits to make tequila martinis, mules and old-fashioneds.


If you spent the past year or so sipping espresso martinis, you may be switching your order in 2024. While coffee-flavored cocktails remain on trend, agave-based liquors—those used in margaritas and palomas, for instance—are together poised to challenge vodka for American cocktail primacy. Move over, White Russian; it’s Mexican coffee’s time to shine. Agave is a leafy, flowering plant that’s native to the hot and arid regions of North America (Mexico and the southwestern United States, for example). When the sap of the plant is fermented, distilleries can produce smoky mezcal and other agave spirits. But not all agave drinks are created equal: In the same way that France governs Champagne, Mexico and its Denominación de Origen (DO) have influence over the way agave spirits are classified. Below are five you should know:

Most of the world’s mezcal is produced in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where mature agave plants (more than 40 varieties can be used) are roasted in underground, wood-fired pits and crushed. The smoky liquid is then fermented with airborne yeast and water for up to a month before it’s distilled in clay pots or copper stills. The new spirit is aged in oak or glass before bottling.

Drink it: Though many accompany mezcal with an orange slice and salt, traditionalists prefer sipping it neat from a small wine glass. To drink it like a pro, however, enjoy it from a small clay bowl called a copita. And remember to sip slowly—not as a shot—so you can appreciate the flavor from the first taste to the last.


Tequila rules in Jalisco, but the town’s big enough for two great agave spirits. Raicilla is made from the wild agave varieties found along the coast as well as in the mountains. The processes also depend on the geography.

Coastal raicilla is roasted in subterranean pits and wood-fired stills, while the spirit produced in the mountainous region is cooked in above-ground ovens and copper stills.

Drink it: Raicilla was first legally imported into the U.S. in 2014, and it’s been winning new fans ever since. That’s likely because it doesn’t have the strong smokiness of mezcal, and it’s more aromatic than tequila. Night clubs and bars throughout New York City and Los Angeles use it as a cocktail ingredient.


Named for the Mexican town where it is produced, this spirit derives from the regionally grown agave Pacifica plant. In a process similar to that used for mezcal, the hearts of the agave plant are roasted in underground ovens, and the juices ferment naturally in vats before they’re distilled in copper stills. Because of the extreme heat (Bacanora is located in the Mexican state of Sonora, just south of Arizona), fermentation can be completed in as little as two days.

Drink it: On its own, Bacanora, which has a mild flavor with notes of grass and apple, is traditionally sipped neat. It can be infused with regional ingredients such as anise and uvalama, a grape-like fruit, making it more pleasing on the palate.


A close cousin of mezcal, this spirit is distilled from a plant called the desert spoon shrub, not agave. Many experts—such as Mexico City native David Hernandez, director of bars at the Mexican resort Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal—classify it as an agave spirit because it’s produced just like mezcal.

After the shrub has matured, it’s roasted in ovens, and the juices are fermented, then distilled in pot stills. Though sotol is produced in Mexican states, it’s not limited by the DO, opening the door for production in the U.S.

Drink it: Earthy-flavored sotol can be sipped like its cousins, on the rocks or neat. Depending on the region in which it’s produced, sotol can have flavors like banana or lemon or even sweet notes such as honey or chocolate.

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Paislee owner shares she isn’t with her likes to cook, travel, design.

of Fatima’s beauty selections are available for purchase locally at Scott Miller.
What’s in her bag? All
Fatima Bayram
Saint Laurent Sac Patent Leather Hobo Bag Touchland Power Mist Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Mac Glow Play Lip Balm in Rouge Awakening Byredo Eyes Closed Eau de Parfum Saint Laurent YSL Monogram Small Flap Wallet in Grained Leather Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Hydrating Lip Balm in Bright Brick

What We’re Loving

We’re into what these brands are offering this season. collection at

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MJ Love Stories

Erica & Mercedes





We met at a Cinco de Mayo bar crawl back in 2019!


Erica: My favorite thing about Mercedes is that no matter how her day, week or month is going she always puts her friends and family first. Her ability to give is incredible.

Mercedes: I respect Erica’s work ethic and ability to always put herself in other people’s shoes.


We love getting dressed up in fancy clothes and trying a new bar or restaurant...but we also love staying in, making homemade pizza with a glass of wine and a nice movie.


Erica surprised me with a mimosa saying that she had the day off. We had already planned a fall photoshoot with our photographer Taylor Attili, but Erica was going to have work after; so finding out she was actually off was the first surprise of the day. After the photoshoot at Wickham Farms, Erica said wanted to get some pictures over at Oak & Apple Cidery. When we parked the car, Erica seemed a little nervous and said she needed to grab something from the trunk. We started taking more photos, when Taylor positioned us back to back and I could feel Erica shaking. When I turned around, she was down on one knee. Through many tears, it was the easiest “yes” of my life. When we hugged, we heard a celebration coming from the deck. It was all our family and friends. Erica had planned for them to all be there!


We got married & had our reception at The Cracker Factory. The vibe was industrial, boho and modern.


Mercedes wore a beautiful Maggie Sottero dress with lace embroidery.

Erica’s suit was completely custom from head to toe. Vince from One Custom Clothier was so awesome.


We chose “Beyond” by Leon Bridges for our first dance. We can easily relate our relationship to the words and meaning of the song. It always got us in our feels before the wedding and still does.


Our experience was exceptional. For two younger individuals new to big jewelry purchases, Mann’s Jewelers was the best. They made us feel very comfortable and welcomed. Vicki was the best!


Prioritize & don’t forget the little things. Always prioritize each other and NEVER stop dating.

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Adriana & Jesse





We met 10 years ago during a night out with mutual friends. A month later, we ran into each other and instantly hit it off. The rest is history!


Adriana: I love Jesse’s heart. He has the most tender heart, would do anything for those he loves and puts 110% into everything he does.

Jesse: Adriana is unapologetically genuine and passionate. This spreads across her relationships to her work ethic.


We love to explore and go on adventures—coffee shops, art exhibits, local events, new businesses, trying new food and thrifting!


Jesse proposed on Christmas Eve in 2021 with a bottle of Champagne that we had gotten together during a trip to Paris. He wrote “Marry me?” on the bottle. We were surrounded by family, and it was the happiest night.


Our theme for the day was loosely based off the Beverly Hills Hotel. We coined the term “The Highline Hotel” after our reception venue. We had personalized hotel keys for all of our guests as part of our table seating chart display and hotel-themed signage throughout. We had almost 2,000 candles across all of our dining tables and floating baby’s breath clouds hanging above. Of course, we also had an olive bar with eight different kinds of olives for dirty martinis. It truly felt like an intimate dinner party for 180 guests which was exactly what we had hoped for.


My mom, sister, sister-in-law and mother-in-law traveled to NYC for a girls weekend to find my dress. I had scheduled four appointments at different bridal showrooms. It was my first appointment at Woná Bridal and the third dress I tried on when I found THE one. Fitted, long sleeve, off the shoulder and head-totoe beading. It had a removable cape and a blue ribbon sewn into the interior.


“Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. We were honored to have that song, along with the rest of the music throughout the dinner service, played by a 19-piece swing band called The GateSwingers.


The best and so seamless! It was never a question on whether we would be going to Mann’s Jewelers. Although we were not quite sure on the style bands we wanted, we attended Wedding Band Weekend where there was such an amazing collection and endless styles to choose from. Nancy and Vicki were so amazing to work with. It was such a fun experience!


Experience new things together! Whether it’s trying a new restaurant or movie, to traveling and life changes.


Choosing an amazing group of vendors who you can trust and that understand your vision, will make all the difference in your planning experience. We had an exceptionally creative team of vendors who became friends, and helped execute our vision perfectly. Shout out to Mann’s Jewelers, The Highline, Avvino, Pistil & Pollen, Mary-Kate Murphy & Settepani Bakery.

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Custom Catering & Events for Over 20 Years

Weddings • Corporate Events • Intimate Home Dinners • Galas • Fundraisers • Kosher Catering • Milestone Life Celebrations

classic, remixed

This refreshing spin on the sweet sip will keep you cool all season.

cucumber kiwi gimlet



n 8-10 kiwis, halved and peeled

n 1 cup distilled water

n 1 cup sugar


n 2 oz. gin

n ½ cucumber, sliced lengthwise

n 1 Tbs. lime juice

n 2 oz. kiwi simple syrup

n 1 cup ice, for shaking


To make the simple syrup, cut kiwis in halves or quarters and combine with water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stir then reduce heat to mediumlow for 45 minutes, stirring periodically. Once liquid thickens, remove kiwis. Use a fine mesh strainer to transfer liquid from saucepan into pouring receptacle. Allow to cool in refrigerator.

In a shaker, add the gin, lime juice, simple syrup and cucumber slices. Gently muddle the cucumber to release its flavors. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 30 to 40 seconds. Strain into a coupe or tall, thin glass. If using a tall glass, create a pretty effect, as in the picture, by lining the inside with a long, thin, spiral cut cucumber slice.

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lucky no. 10

With promising terrain and a famous name behind it, the new course at North Carolina’s historic Pinehurst may be 2024’s most exciting debut. By Robert Beringela

It’s known as “the cradle of American golf,” fertile ground where the game has grown and flourished. It saw its first stirrings of life back in 1895, when Boston soda-fountain magnate James Walker Tufts acquired the acreage that became Pinehurst Resort in the Sandhills region of central North Carolina. To onlookers, it seemed like a frivolous purchase—a vast expanse of exhausted timberland—and Tufts was roundly mocked by locals for his folly.

Little did they know.

In 1897, Pinehurst opened its first golf course, a modest project that gained momentum three years later, when Tufts hired Donald Ross to run golf operations. A Scottish-born golf professional, Ross was a gifted player, but his greatest talent was in golf course architecture. After finetuning the first course, he built a second, aptly named Pinehurst No. 2, which he described as “the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed.”

The golf world agreed.

With No. 2 as its anchor, Pinehurst evolved into a magnet for major competitions, including the U.S. Open and the Ryder Cup, while drawing the greatest talents in the game, from Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan to Arnold Palmer, Babe Zaharias and beyond. As the resort’s reputation grew, so did its arsenal of courses.

A third. A fourth. A fifth. A sixth. Today, Pinehurst is home to nine 18-hole courses. And now another is in the works, the first new course at the resort in nearly three decades: Pinehurst No. 10, a rollicking design that ranks as the biggest headline course opening of 2024.

Like its nine Pinehurst siblings, No. 10 has a marquee name behind it. Its architect is Tom Doak, a looming figure in his trade. Call him the Donald Ross of modern golf course design. Noted for his work at properties ranging from Bandon Dunes in Oregon to St. Patrick’s in Ireland and Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania, Doak was given a remarkable canvas at Pinehurst. Situated four miles south of the main resort clubhouse, his routing spills through a sandy wonderland of dunes and ridges, incorporating the dramatic humps and hollows left behind by early 20th-century mining operations. Towering pines fringe the property. Creeks and ponds splice and dot the grounds.

Doak has said the site is “topographically distinct and drastically different from anywhere in Pinehurst. It is bigger, bolder and more dramatic.”

In this inviting setting, Doak has delivered a compelling complement to Pinehurst’s other courses—a brawny, rumpled layout that seizes on striking elevation changes, with holes that dip and

rise as much as 75 feet, giving way to views of the entire property. In keeping with Doak’s fondness for find-your-ball fun, fairways are wide—the architect doesn’t want you hunting through the pines for wayward shots—but strategic placement is central to good scoring. You’ve got to place your drives in the right place if you want to have a chance to attack the flag with your next strike. Large, undulating greens will add another layer of intrigue, as will quirky features that follow the natural tilt of the land. Consider the eighth hole, a wild ride of a par-4 that requires a blind tee shot over a Matterhorn-like dune to a fairway with a moonscape’s worth of wrinkles, which tumbles toward a large, punchbowl-shaped green.

In recent months, No. 10 has been open for limited preview play, and the official ribbon cutting in April caused a stir—but it’s not the only big news out of Pinehurst. In June, the No. 2 course will host the 2024 U.S. Open, marking the fourth time it has staged the national championship. And then there’s this: Though the resort has yet to make a formal announcement, word is that plans are in the works for yet another course, by an equally impressive architect, on equally intriguing land.

Pinehurst No. 11? Something to watch out for in the year ahead.

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Opposite page, clockwise from top: The Sandhill region of North Carolina provides Pinehurst No. 10 with an abundance of coarse grass, tall pines and plenty of sand; architect Tom Doak and design associate Angela Moser; large undulating greens encourage golfers to attack the flag.

Alex Sepkus ‘Old Bridge’ Band

Gifts for Guys

Robert’spicks for the summer season

Accutron Legacy 521

There’s something wonderful about the fine details in an Alex Sepkus band; each piece is hand-carved under a microscope to give it rich, vibrant, yet organic looking detail. Each is truly a handcreated work of art. This 18k yellow gold and diamond band is a wonderful representation of the brand’s attention to detail.

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Elvis was about as cool as it got, and so is this watch with it’s unique shape! Similar to the legendary TVs he had set up throughout Graceland, this piece is a throwback to the classic model he wore. You too can wear the same watch as “The King.”


Vintage Watch Movement Cufflinks

Not only is this the perfect gift for any watch enthusiast, but also the man who wants to add a subtle statement to his wardrobe. These cufflinks are crafted from authentic watch movements from the early to mid-20th century!


Baccarat ‘Harmonie’ Tumblers

Having a drink in the right glass just makes the whole experience better. From the weight in your hand to the thickness of the crystal walls, nothing makes a drink taste better than world-class barware from the artisans at Baccarat.


20” 5mm Cuban Link Chain

All the men I know like this style chain the best—and for good reason!

This 14k yellow gold Cuban Link chain is big and bold without being too blingy and over the top. There’s a comfort you feel wearing a substantial chain around your neck. It’s the perfect piece that you, your son & probably the whole family will covet.


‘Amphora’ Damascus Steel Sommelier’s Corkscrew

William Henry creates beautiful and useful pieces of art! From their pocket knives to this magnificent wooly mammoth tooth inlaid corkscrew and bottle opener with Damascus steel, you’ll never go wrong selecting one of their unique items as a gift.

Nobody designs as nicely as the Italians, and it’s evident in this versatile, everyday piece from Marco Dal Maso.



‘Axis’ Watch Winder

putting on your automatic watches and not having them show correct time and date? An automatic watch winder is the perfect solution! Plus, it’s not good for the oils your watch to sit for too long and dry Keep them warmed up and to go with a watch winder from Wolf!

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Lash Double Wrap Woven Leather Bracelet

smart power

Two new sports cars from historic makers go hybrid with neither apology nor compromise.

In their beginnings, luxury sports-car manufacturers likely never fathomed adding a usable backseat to their models, let alone designing a family sedan. An SUV in their lineup? Not in their wildest dreams. But as we know, times change, and the auto industry adjusts. Not only do today’s top European makers create all the aforementioned vehicles, many are also entering the hybrid industry, where they’re combining their robust combustion engines with hushed, battery-powered motors. It’s all in the name of eco-friendliness, but the two hybrids below promise performance plus—and sleek looks to spare.


Who says a cutting-edge supercar has to cost half a million dollars? British automaker McLaren discovered the formula for an entry-level super sport when it rolled out the Artura. Drivers get the best of both worlds behind the wheel of this two-seater: A twin-turbo V6 teams up with a lithium-ion powered motor to generate 690 total horsepower and a top speed of around 205 miles per hour. Those numbers are enough to rival Artura’s sibling, the mighty McLaren 750S. The sleek, aerodynamic design also aids power and efficiency, so drivers will always feel comfort and speed whether they’re highway driving in hybrid mode or cruising suburban streets in regular mode en route to the country club. There’s more to appreciate inside too, with luxurious leather and microsuede stitched into every crevice of the cabin. An electrically operated top allows drivers to go from hardtop to open air in 11 seconds at speeds up to 30 miles per hour—or go with the electrochromatic top, which can dim to let as much light in (or keep it out) as you want. Starting at $238,000.


Achieving the next milestone before anyone else has been one of Lamborghini’s hallmarks throughout its 60-plus-year history. However, few imagined the luxury sports-car maker would replace the now-defunct Aventador line with its first hybrid entry. Enter the Revuelto, Lambo’s first plug-in hybrid, which started hitting roads and highways late last year as a 2024 model. Three battery-powered electric motors already make it the most eco-conscious vehicle in company history. The battery pack supports an all-electric drive mode when it’s fully charged, but the motors are most impressive when they work with the mid-mounted, gas-powered V12 engine. Combined, all four motors can propel the Revuelto to a top speed of 218 miles per hour behind horsepower of approximately 1,001. In the cockpit, engineers say Revuelto drivers have more legroom and headroom than they would have in the Aventador—and there’s enough room behind the seats for a golf bag as well! Starting at $608,358.

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In Record Time

You’ll fast become on trend wearing one of these luxury wristwatches from Mann’s Jewelers.

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Frédérique Constant 40mm Classics Vintage Rally Healey automatic watch with British Racing Green index dial on brown leather strap, $1,995. Frédérique Constant 40mm Classics quartz chronograph triple calendar watch with silver white dial on black calf leather strap with stitching, $1,195.

the briefcase motorbike

Portable products are king these days; in 2024 you can take everything from a barbecue grill to a blender to a vacuum cleaner “on the go.” So next time you’re packing up for a camping adventure or a scenic drive, add this electric bike to your list of to-brings—it’s the first full-size motorbike that can transform into the size of a carry-on and inconspicuously blend right in with the rest of your stuff.

The Icoma Tatamel Bike, an import from Japan, is a tiny electric motorcycle that packs a punch despite its petite stature. Its exact specs? Unfolded, the bike is 48.4 inches long, 25.6 inches wide and 39.4 inches tall. Once you fold in the wheels, bars and footpegs, it’s just 27.2 x 10.2, about the size of a briefcase, perfect to keep under your cubicle at work to make your commute more interesting, or in your car’s trunk for spontaneous jaunts wherever your travels take you. It weighs 110 pounds but doesn’t

require heavy lifting, as the wheels in the back help scoot it along with ease. This bike is intended for short meanderings through inner-city streets or trails—it’s not for embarking on a cross-country biking trip. But it can surely get you from point A to point B seamlessly, with a top speed of 25 mph and a range of 19 miles per charge. It’ll charge to its fullest in three hours if plugged into the wall. And if you forgot your phone charger at home, the optional AC output will allow you to power up those personal devices too. This beauty always provides a worry-free commute, freeing you from the headaches of venturing into narrow city streets and finding parking.

All of these bells and whistles earned the Icoma Tatamel a prestigious “CES Innovation Award” at the Consumer Technology Association’s tech trade show in Las Vegas. Another fancy feature is that if this yellow isn’t your thing, you can customize the replaceable side panels to your liking. Essentially, the Tatamel is a transformable toy for big kids with bucks—it retails for $4,000. Learn more at

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The Icoma Tatamel Bike redefines mixing business with pleasure. Riders can easily and playfully scoot around town on the electric motorcycle before folding the vehicle into a briefcase-size carryall for quick transport into the office.
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Take along this award-winning compact bike, and it will return the favor.
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