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THE MILG AUSS A pioneering anti-magnetic watch developed for scientists and engineers, blending ingenious design and irresistible style. It doesn’t just tell time. It tells history.



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C O N T E N T S Spring/Summer 2018 3 Events at Reis-Nichols 6 BJ Nichols’ Top 5 Spring Favorites 10 Spotted: As Seen On


12 From the Runways: Polka Prints 14 From the Runways: Americana





16 Speed: Racing Against Time 17 Black & White Watches 18 Timepieces: Back in Time


20 From Our Artisans’ Yours 22 Earring Envy


24 Spectrum of Hues

Stuart Nifoussi

25 Designers: David Yurman


27 Celestial Styles

Karen Alberg Grossman

28 Designers: Heather B. Moore


29 Pretty in Pink 30 Updated Classics 33 Blissful Beauty: New Engagement Ring Styles 35 Engagements: Ring in the News 37 Weddings: Best Dressed 39 Finishing Touches 40 Photography: Eye of the Beholder 42 Spirits: Sipping Through East Asia 46 Auctions: A Good Investment 47 Ocean Blue Watches 48 Perfect Gems 51 From the Runways: Edgy Pearls 52 From the Runways: Fringe Elements 53 Giftware: Baccarat 54 Food: Eat Happy 56 End Page: Making it Personal

Jillian LaRochelle This Page: Cobalt with white gold mokume inlay, $1,485; 18K yellow gold with mokume inlay, $3,415; Damascus steel with mokume inlay, $945; Damascus steel, $430; Damascus steel, $430; zirconium & Damascus steel, $620; cobalt & meteorite, $1,200; zirconium & meteorite, $1,160; titanium & meteorite, $940

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

On the Cover: Jewelry by Sloane Street, featuring co-founder and brand model Charlotte Gadbois. 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 Reis-Nichols. Copyright © 2018 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, Reis-Nichols, 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 Printed In The U.S.A. Volume 16, Issue 1. ©2018

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Designer Marco Bicego Visits Indy

Marco Bicego visited Indianapolis in October, bringing with him an amazing, exclusive and extensive collection of his jewelry designs. Hosted at Laurel Hall, guests of this intimate event had the opportunity to have their favorite and new Marco Bicego pieces signed by the designer himself. As a surprise, Bicego made the event a night to remember by demonstrating how to cook tagliolini o fettuccine ai porcini for all our guests to taste.

Stylin’ with David Yurman

The new David Yurman in-store boutique was revealed in September, as Reis-Nichols finished the construction of our Keystone at the Crossing store. More than 100 guests spent the evening shopping David Yurman’s newest fall collections and specialty pieces as they worked one-on-one with Travis Ngo, an expert David Yurman stylist. A skilled calligrapher was also on-site to personalize journals with attendee names throughout the night.


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events Grand Reopening and Annual Holiday Party

Reis-Nichols Jewelers celebrated the holiday season and our Grand Reopening all weekend long on December 1st and 2nd. The Fashion Mall Commons at Keystone store entertained more than 800 guests, featuring Chicago-based crooner Sam Fazio and his band, a Champagne chandelier, and an expanded selection of holiday jewelry not always in store. This elegant affair was an event to remember proving “the best is yet to come” for our local, family-owned jewelry store.

“Jewelry Land” Greenwood Holiday Party

Guests of our Greenwood store holiday party were transported back to a beloved childhood board game, Candy Land. The evening was spent sipping, savoring, and shopping the night away with sugar and sweets and all the sparkle! All in attendance experienced the joy of the holidays through the eyes of a kid again, especially at the candy bar!


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JB Star 3.15 ctw fancy yellow diamond ring, radiant-cut center, 18K, price upon request Marco Bicego Black Mother-of-Pearl Lunaria earrings with diamonds, 18K, $4,100

This season we’re seeing gemstones across the rainbow and lots of blue watches.



Fancy Yellow is magnificent and JB Star creates show-stopping rings that are truly extraordinary. In Indianapolis, you’ll only find them at Reis-Nichols.

Designer Marco Bicego consistently creates new collections with creative techniques and gemstones. Like many of our designers, he is a true artist and his Black Mother-of-Pearl Lunaria collection is gorgeous.

John Hardy’s new creative director, Hollie Bonneville Barden, is bringing a fresh look to the brand. This necklace, hand-made in Bali by local artisans, is fun yet wearable every day.

This new twist on a classic Cartier is clean and stunning. Blue is definitely one of the most fashionable colors right now.

Roberto Coin’s Venetian Princess Collection is simply beautiful and this bangle is no exception.

John Hardy Classic Chain Collection hammered wave necklace, sterling silver & 18K yellow gold, $1,995



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Cartier Tank Americaine automatic, stainless steel on blue alligator strap, $5,750

Roberto Coin Venetian Princess Collection bangle, 18K, $17,500

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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. Its 12 interchangeable settings 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.


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Recently shown in Geneva, one of this season’s highlights is the Praise to Nature collection. Its exquisite craftsmanship is 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 house’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 nonpearl 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.

MIKIMOTO celebrates its 125th anniversary.


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As Seen On‌

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

Lea Michele wore Penny Preville in a photo posted on Instagram. Leslie Mann, with husband Judd Apatow, wore Roberto Coin to the Academy Awards. 10

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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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POLKA PRINTS John Hardy, sterling silver & 18K yellow gold, $1,300

Ippolita, mother of pearl & diamonds, 18K, $2,495


Ippolita, 18K, $4,495

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Reis-Nichols, sterling silver, $55

Reis-Nichols, 4.03 ct ruby with 3.14 ctw diamonds, 18K, $22,740

Reis-Nichols, 14K, blue line, $905; red lines, $1,080


Reis-Nichols ear climbers, sapphires & diamonds, 18K, $1,575

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TAG Heuer Carrera on blue quilted leather strap, stainless steel, $4,100


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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

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


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


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Black & White We don’t need to tell you the month of May is already here. Get race ready with a black & white watch!

Cartier Santos Automatic, stainless steel on black rubber strap, $6,650 TAG Heuer Aquaracer, stainless steel & ceramic with diamond bezel, $3,200 IWC Big Pilot Automatic, stainless steel on black leather strap, $12,900 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Duetto, stainless steel on black alligator strap, $8,300 Rolex Skydweller, stainless steel and 18K, $14,400

PROUD TO SPONSOR The 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by Reis-Nichols, has a long history of celebrating Indiana’s most civic-minded, academically driven young women. Serving as a 500 Festival Princess provides young women with countless opportunities for leadership and professional development. The 33 women selected as 2018 500 Festival Princesses represent 14 Indiana colleges and universities and 21 cities and towns across the state. Reis-Nichols is proud to sponsor this group of high-achieving women!

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timepieces R E I S S U I N G T I M E P I EC E S F RO M T H E PA S T


he past decade in watchmaking has been marked by an undeniable trend: the introduction of “vintage reissue” models. Today, many watch companies are offering as many “old” models as new ones, and for companies with long, storied histories, vintage reissues allow them to connect with their roots, embrace their particular heritage and inject new life into the icons of their past. These vintage reissue models have enjoyed almost universal popularity; they mimic groundbreaking style from decades ago, and at the same time carry with them all the luxury, polish and reliability of a modern, state-of-the-art timepiece. While there are certainly many vintage purists who cherish the pursuit of an original, authentic model, there are a handful of reasons why a watch enthusiast might choose to purchase a vintage reissue instead. First, these updated versions may look like their vintage ancestors on the outside, but often what beats inside them is an updated movement. Modern movements are easier to service and less prone to malfunction. In many cases, modern reissues utilize automatic movements (an automatic movement is one in which a watch’s mechanical movement is wound automatically by a weighted rotor that moves with the motion of the wearer’s wrist). Depending on the design of the original, many companies have found ways to incorporate a date function into the dial’s layout. Last, many vintage watches seem small by today’s standards, so brands have increased the size of their vintage reissues by a few millimeters. Another primary reason why vintage reissues are so desirable is their lower cost when compared to many vintage models. In some cases, the original vintage versions of these watches are so rare and coveted that they’re either prohibitively expensive, or in some cases, simply unavailable no matter the budget. So vintage reissues allow watch enthusiasts access to iconic designs at a fraction of the cost. There’s also a much lower cost of ownership of a vintage reissue piece; they’re covered by warranty if bought from an authorized dealer, and there’s no fear of purchasing a watch that has been altered in any way.

Vintage reissues allow watch companies to connect with their roots and embrace their particular heritage.”

No manufacturer has led the way with vintage reissues like Tudor. Perhaps because the brand was not sold in the US between 2004 and 2013, Tudor chose to re-enter the market with the Heritage Collection, a line that reminded its audience of the iconic sport models that the brand released in the ’60s and ’70s. Back then, many of the components of a Tudor watch were made directly by Rolex; today, the brand remains linked to the world’s most famous watchmaker, but Tudor has become a powerhouse in its own right. Tudor’s offerings are still held to a similarly high standard as Rolex’s, but the brand started to produce manufacture movements on its own in 2015. As a result, its product line is a remarkable marriage of modern watchmaking and vintage styling.


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The first splash Tudor made in the vintage reissue market came with the Heritage Chrono.”

hough vintage Tudor Submariners remain in demand, Tudor waited until 2012 to reinterpret its iconic dive watch with the Black Bay and Pelagos references. Both models echo the design codes of the Tudor Subs from the 1960s and 1970s. Subsequent editions of the Black Bay added various colors and case materials to the line, including the Black Bay Bronze launched in 2016, and the two-tone Black Bay Steel and Gold, which launched last year at Baselworld. With the global cult following that the Black Bay has amassed since 2012, it’s easy to forget that the very first splash Tudor made in the vintage reissue market was with the Heritage Chrono. The style, released in 2010, is a modern take on the Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph from 1971, nicknamed the “Monte Carlo.” The update featured an automatic movement—virtually a necessity in a modern sport watch. There are smaller updates as well: the two subdials are reversed; the bezel markings now allow for the watch to be used as a GMT (the original bezel featured a tachymeter); the indices are painted with Superluminova instead of Tritium. The styling of the Heritage Chrono, particularly the “homeplate” dial, recreates the feeling of a vintage watch, but with modern updates.


qually impressive is Tudor’s 2017 release of the Heritage Black Bay Chrono. With this introduction the brand welcomes its first fully integrated chronograph with self-winding movement, column wheel and vertical clutch. Since the introduction in 1970 of the Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph (its first chronograph), Tudor has continued to produce watches that are closely tied to the world of motorsports. In the same way, since 1954 Tudor has been constantly improving its professional divers’ watches. The new hybrid Heritage Black Bay Chrono dares to combine the aquatic heritage represented by the Black Bay family with the queen of the racetrack: the chronograph. Remaining faithful to the Black Bay aesthetic with the famous snowflake hands—a brand signature since 1969—the Heritage Black Bay Chrono model offers optimum readability against the domed matte black dial.


These brands stand as remarkable examples of how a watch manufacturer can strive to produce new, cutting-edge designs, but also look to its past for inspiration.” he reissue that garnered the most buzz recently was the TAG Heuer Autavia. In early 2016, TAG Heuer announced the “Autavia Cup,” an online competition allowing TAG Heuer fans to vote on the design of a historic Autavia reissue. The voting began at Baselworld 2016, and offered fans 16 different versions of the Autavia from which to choose. In the end, the fans chose the Autavia 2446 Mark 3, a design from 1966 known as the “Rindt” Autavia after Austrian Formula 1 world champion Jochen Rindt. Original versions of this watch have been known to sell at auction for tens of thousands of dollars, so this reissue allows many TAG Heuer fans to have access to a watch they likely would never be able to afford. Like many other major manufactures, TAG Heuer increased the case size to 42mm (the original was 38mm) and added a newly designed automatic movement, the Heuer-02 Chronograph Calibre. The new design also added a date window in the bottom subdial. With its vintage styling and historic fan-involved development, the 2017 TAG Heuer Autavia sets the bar high for what a company can accomplish with a vintage reissue. These four brands stand as remarkable examples of how a watch manufacture can strive to produce new, cutting-edge designs, but also look to its past for inspiration. When you consider what these brands all have in common—a long history of iconic design, a distinctive vision for what they want their watches to be and a reputation for building reliable, impressive movements— it’s no wonder why these vintage reissues are in such demand. Decades down the line, these timeless designs will become the next timepieces for collectors to covet.


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Hands... TO YOURS

It takes several artisans, each with their own unique skill, to create true works of jewelry art. The jewelers at Reis-Nichols have been doing just that for nearly 100 years. Meet a few of our artisans and learn more about their special skills.

ANDRE, MASTER JEWELRY DESIGNER Award-winning jewelry designer

Experience: 45 years, 36 with Reis-Nichols Unique Skills: hand sketching, hand fabrication, hard fire enameling, wax carving, mold making


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BRENT, AUTOCAD DESIGNER Award-winning jewelry designer


Experience: 20 years as bench jeweler, 15 with AutoCAD, all with Reis-Nichols

Experience: 23 years, 5 with Reis-Nichols

Unique Skills: designing 3D computer models of jewelry from scratch

Unique Skills: stone setting, assembly, hand engraving


LAURA, BENCH JEWELER Experience: 15 years, 11 with Reis-Nichols

Experience: 34 years, 20 with Reis-Nichols

Unique Skills: stone setting, work in platinum, pearl stringing

Unique Skills: stone setting, polishing


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Clockwise, from top: David Yurman, hearts with diamonds, $990 Stephen Webster, diamonds, $1,200 Ippolita, mother-of-pearl ear climbers, $795 David Yurman, diamonds, $2,500 David Yurman, turquoise & diamonds, $2,900 Marco Bicego, $1,830 Armenta, with blackened sterling silver, $1,790 Roberto Coin, diamonds, $2,400 Penny Preville, diamond ear climbers, $1,795 Jade Trau, owls with diamonds, $1,160 Penny Preville, diamonds, $3,520

Earring Envy

All in 18K yellow gold

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Color, color everywhere! Stunning gemstones from across the rainbow


Reis-Nichols, 13 ctw of rubies with diamonds, 18K, $11,790; Sloane Street, 5.69 ct fire opal with diamonds, 18K, $8,800; JB Star, radiant-cut fancy yellow diamonds, 3.66 ctw, 18K, price upon request; Reis-Nichols, green tourmaline & diamonds, 18K, $6,500; David Yurman Novella Collection, blue & purple sapphires, $3,200; David Yurman Chatelaine Collection, amethyst with diamonds, sterling silver, $2,500


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Jewelry icon DAVID YURMAN talks inspiration, exploration and collaboration.


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.”


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.


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.

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.

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? 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

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. 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


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Celestial STYLES Another emerging spring statement is donning the moon and stars from the sky. Most of these looks are subtle — small star or moon-shaped earrings (or one of each!), forms inspired by celestial shapes and accents on larger pieces.

EF Collection, diamonds, 14K, necklace, $450; earrings, $495

Penny Preville, locket with diamonds, 18K, $4,455

IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar with Moonphase, 18K on brown alligator strap, $38,000

Stephen Webster, black opalescent quartz with diamonds, 18K, $4,950

David Yurman, Starburst Collection, sterling silver, $1,250


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Capturing Cherished Moments

with Heather B. Moore


child’s handwriting is something that doesn’t last forever, but with Heather B. Moore you are able to capture their handwriting on a charm that is designed to last a lifetime. A name, drawing, or sweet message are all great ideas for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or any day of the year. Precious metals like 14K gold and sterling silver are used, and every letter, number and symbol is hand-stamped by trained artisans. Start or grow your Heather B. Moore collection today.

Growing Your Collection.

Most Heather B. Moore collections grow one piece at a time — your story is an evolution. Over the years you can create a one-of-a-kind collection that not only captures your proudest moments, but also reflects your personal style. After your first piece, your collection begins to grow organically as you design new pieces based on life events.

A Mother’s Day gift for a new mom.

One gold initial charm for each child.

A personalized Harriet stone that keeps him close to your heart.

Pretty IN Pink From rose gold metals to rose-colored gemstones and accents, rose is all the rage this spring.

Stephen Webster, Lady Stardust Collection with pink opals & diamonds, 18K, necklace, $10,750; earrings, $7,000; Reis-Nichols, opal & pink sapphires, 18K, $2,350; Rolex Datejust with diamond dial, 18K on pink leather strap, $23,250; Armenta, peach moonstone & champagne diamonds, blackened sterling silver & 18K yellow gold, $1,790


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Updated CLASSICS As the years pass, fashion evolves, but true style never fades. A look at the latest designs inspired by always-classic jewelry.

Classic: Hoop Earrings

Now: Front-to-Back Earrings Diamonds are set to be seen from every angle of the earring for a more fashion-forward look. Reis-Nichols, 2.78 ctw, 14K, $4,880

Classic: Riviera Necklace Modern Diamond Chain


This classic Riviera necklace suspends from a chain — modern, and affordable!

Classic: Three-Stone Ring

Reis-Nichols, 18K, $3,200

Now: Three-“Star” Stones Diamonds are set separately to ignite the beauty of each individual stone. Reis-Nichols, 18K, $5,100

Classic: Tennis Bracelet Cut & Style Variations


Baguette diamonds are set with round brilliant diamonds on each corner for a unique appearance with a vintage feel. Reis-Nichols, 4.25 ctw, $10,450

Classic: Stud Earrings

Now: Halo Added The classic diamond stud earring is surrounded by a halo of additional diamonds for a bigger look in a cushion-cut shape. Reis-Nichols, 1 ctw, 14K, $2,995


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April 2018

Know Your Diamond COLOR GRADE




Look for diamonds graded by GIA, the creator of the 4Cs. Learn more at




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Blissful Beauty Three’s No Crowd Three-stone rings that charm Reis-Nichols, emerald-cut center with two tapered baguette diamonds, approx. 1 ctw, 14K, $5,795*; Precision Set, two trillion side stones, 14K, $3,820*; Precision Set, two oval side stones, 14K, $3,370* *center diamond sold separately

RosĂŠ All Day

Hello, Halo!

Soft rose metal and stones are unique & fresh

Surround your center diamond with classic looks that pop

Reis-Nichols Collection (from top), 1.3 ctw, 14K, $2,400; 1 ct morganite center with .65 ctw diamonds, 14K, $1,705; .52 ct morganite with .32 ctw diamonds, 14K, $1,180

Reis-Nichols Collection (from top), 1.1 ctw, 14K, $3,960; 1.09 ctw, 14K yellow gold, $2,745; 1.24 ctw, 14K, $7,815

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Proposals Congrats to these couples on their happily ever afters! We love that you love your Reis-Nichols rings.

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RING IN THE NEWS How to prep your new stunner for its first selfie.


TO KEEP YOUR RING SPARKLING LONG AFTER ITS SOCIAL MEDIA DEBUT: Clean it every few days using a formula that’s safe for your specific stone and metal type. Buy specially formulated cleaners directly from your jeweler. Steer clear of abrasive “household hacks” like toothpaste, lemon juice or pure ammonia.

Be careful about when and where you wear your ring. Leave it in your jewelry box while cleaning, cooking, and hitting the beach or pool, which can expose it to damaging chemicals, oils or forces that can bend the setting or chip the stone.

It’s also best not to wear your ring while applying lotions, makeup, hairspray or perfumes, which can leave your jewelry covered in dulling residue. Consider a “last on, first off” rule for for all of your jewelry, bridal and otherwise.

ou keep staring at the ring on your finger, watching it sparkle in the light. It finally happened! The partner you want to spend the rest of your life with has slipped the ring of your dreams on your hand. It’s all so exciting. Once the shock has worn off, it’s time to let your friends and family in on the exciting news. You know everyone will be dying to see what the ring looks like, so posting a hand selfie to Instagram or Facebook is a must. First, make sure your ring is clean and sparkling (see tips at left). Then get a manicure in a seasonally appropriate hue or a never-fail shade of nude. Choose a background that will let your hand and your ring stand out: nothing too bright or busy. Sunlight will ensure your stone sparkles its brightest. Try a few different angles until you’ve captured your hand and ring looking their absolute best. Lastly, compose a caption that captures your feelings, maybe with a fun hashtag to boot. We love Ashlee Simpson’s #hedidgood, or the classic #isaidyes.

By Kristie Nicolosi, president and CEO of The Kingswood Company. As an expert on jewelry care and cleaning, Nicolosi has offered contributions to a variety of publications, including Martha Stewart Weddings and The Knot.


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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.


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 diamond button earrings.


Camouflages broad shoulders, wows on taller women. Bring focus to hands and wrists with a statement right-hand ring or bold cuff.

BEST DRESSED Styles to make every bride sparkle.

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Slims round faces, works well on small to medium chests. Fill the frame with a lariat necklace, or go for contrast with a choker.


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




Flatters small chests. Choose drop earrings that graze the exposed shoulders, or long layering necklaces that dip well below the neckline.

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GIFTS The one know they’ll love!

Treat Yourself!

Bring family and friends! Beautiful seating! Private party room available! 8685 River Crossing Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46240 317.669.0955

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Finishing Touches

The flowers have been ordered, your hair appointment has been made, your dress has been altered and it’s time to complete your look... Pearls and diamonds are the icing on the cake.

Mikimoto Akoya pearl necklace and stud earring set, 18K, $2,500; Mikimoto pearl bracelet, 18K, $1,100; Reis-Nichols diamond necklace, 18K, $3,000; Penny Preville Enchanted Flower earrings, 18K, $10,570; Roberto Coin Princess Collection bangle, 18K, $7,900


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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



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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Asian whisky can be its own travel destination.


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



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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BLUE At this year’s shows in Basel and Geneva, Switzerland, blue watches were everywhere. Our Swiss brands are at the forefront of this emerging style with blue dials, straps and accents in rich blue hues.

Tissot Bella Hora Piccola, stainless steel, $385 Patek Philippe Twenty-4, stainless steel with diamond dial & bezel, $12,135 TAG Heuer Monaco, stainless steel on blue alligator strap, $5,400 Tudor Blue Black Bay, stainless steel on blue leather strap, $3,100 Shinola Guardian, stainless steel on oxblood leather strap, $750


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Explore the little luxuries the world has to offer.


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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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.


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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Mizuki, Petal Collection, 14K, $695

John Hardy, 36� Naga chain, sterling silver, $1,750

Ippolita, curved ear wire, 18K, $2,495


Mikimoto, ear climbers, Akoya pearls & diamonds, 18K, $1,200

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Mizuki, Tahitian Keshi Black Pearl, 14K, $1,050


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FRINGE ELEMENTS Penny Preville, diamonds, 18K, $8,250

Honora, 14K, $165

Reis-Nichols, pearl tassel with diamonds, 18K, $5,400


Armenta, champagne diamonds, blackened sterling silver & 18K yellow gold, $2,490

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SHATTERING STEREOTYPES Crystal is the New Black.



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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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


PRIME + PROPER 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.


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.




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.


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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Banana Cream Pie




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


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.


LENTO 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.



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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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


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