TIVOL 2020

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Just Reward:


Mask Up


For The Books

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Holiday Gift Guide

Love Endures


Home Sweet Home Worth the Wait

Once Upon a Time



In the Loupe


110 Years at TIVOL

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Stronger Together

Above and Beyond Dream Tours: Virtual Travel

Hunter’s Club

Adopting and Adapting During a Pandemic


Cristo Rey Kansas City


Craftsmanship’s New Home:


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Can Rolex Save the Sea?

Patek Philippe’s new production facility

Hart’s Desire U.S. Muscle



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Red & Rowdy:


Vino’s Partners


Boulevardier cocktails make a comeback

Cathy’s Recipe:

Thomas Keller’s butternut soup

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CEO: Cathy Tivol PRESIDENT: Brian Butler VICE PRESIDENT: Hunter Tivol McGrath MARKETING DEPARTMENT MANAGER, CONTRIBUTING WRITER: Lauren Ditty CREATIVE MANAGER, CONTRIBUTING WRITER: Annie Steinert PHOTOGRAPHER: Julie Sidebottom WAINSCOT MEDIA EDITOR IN CHIEF: Rita Guarna CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Stephen Vitarbo SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Darius Amos LIFESTYLE EDITOR: Haley Longman FOUNDING EDITOR: Karen Alberg Grossman PUBLISHING STAFF GROUP PUBLISHER: Shae Marcus ACCOUNT MANAGER: Lisa Menghi DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION: Susan Windrum CIRCULATION MANAGER: Kathy Wenzler AD SERVICES DIRECTOR: Jacquelynn Fischer GRAPHIC DESIGNER, AD SERVICES: Violeta Mulaj PRODUCTION ART ASSOCIATE: Chris Ferrante ACCOUNTING: Steve Resnick, Megan Frank PUBLISHED BY CHAIRMAN: Carroll V. Dowden PRESIDENT & CEO: Mark Dowden SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS: Shae Marcus, Carl Olsen VICE PRESIDENTS: Nigel Edelshain, Thomas Flannery, Rita Guarna, Steven Resnick, Diane Vojcanin Prices are subject to change without notice and may vary depending on size, quality and availability. TIVOL is published by Wainscot Media, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 in association with TIVOL. Copyright © 2020 by Wainscot Media LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, TIVOL, 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, TIVOL, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656; telephone 201.573.5541; Advertising Inquiries: Contact Shae Marcus at 856.797.2227 or shae.marcus@wainscotmedia.com. Printed in the U.S.A. Volume 23, Issue 2. ©2020

ON THE COVER: TIVOL platinum diamond stud earrings, $49,890. Marco Bicego 18K white gold and diamond Masai necklace, $3,830. Assael baroque Tahitian pearl necklace with diamond clasp, $29,800. Rahaminov 18K rose gold emerald-cut diamond ring, $141,950. Marco Bicego 18K white gold Masai bracelet, $4,030. Penny Preville 18K rose gold mixed-shape diamond bangle, $6,830. Roberto Coin 18K white gold Venetian Princess diamond bangle, $9,800. Penny Preville 18K rose gold thin diamond bangle, $3,635. Roberto Coin 18K white gold Symphony tassel bangle, $8,300. Kwiat 18K white gold Starry Night diamond bangle, $9,650.


More Than Just Jewelry

It was about 2007, and for a couple of years my husband Mark and I had talked about trading in my diamond for an emerald cut. Our daughter Brooke had been working in NYC for Fabrikant, a well-known jewelry and diamond business. Because of our close, long-standing relationships with our vendors, Brooke was able to go to Antwerp, the heart of the diamond industry at the time. While there, as part of her education, she looked at literally thousands of loose diamonds. Unbeknownst to me, Mark had asked Brooke to see if she could find a replacement diamond for me. Close to the end of her stay, she called Mark to tell him she had found the perfect stone. It checked all the requirements Mark and she had discussed except for one tiny detail – it was quite a bit more expensive, even with the trade-in of my stone. Brooke pretty much insisted that this was the stone for mom. So Mark, being his typical generous self, relented and bought the stone. He trusted Brooke’s judgment completely even though he hadn’t laid eyes on it. After Brooke’s death in 2011, the significance of her involvement in my receiving this particular diamond adds immeasurably to its personal value. Wearing the diamond daily is like carrying Brooke with me wherever I go.



TUDOR: 2019 vs 2020

Last fall, TIVOL had the pleasure of hosting a TUDOR watch event at J. Rieger & Co. It was a speakeasy-style event in the distillery’s Hey! Hey! Club, which pays homage to the days of Prohibition. Guests enjoyed great food and drinks while viewing the newest TUDOR watches. This year, due to the pandemic, TIVOL took a new approach to the event to keep our clients and staff safe—we hosted a virtual party with Boulevard Brewing Company, featuring an online tasting event followed by a discussion about TUDOR watches.




Every spring, TIVOL is pleased to welcome Penny Preville to our stores for an event showcasing their newest styles. This year we had to change those plans. We were grateful to be able to host a virtual trunk show, featuring private appointments with Penny Preville herself! From her home in New York, Penny took the time to virtually meet our clients and walk them through the new 2020 spring collections.


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When COVID-19 struck and TIVOL closed our doors, we had two huge concerns: How could we keep our staff, and how could we make this happen when we had such little revenue coming in? We needed to pivot quickly if we were going to be successful. We gave all our staff remote access to their work computers so they could easily work from home.

tions remotely about special orders and repairs. Keeping great communication with our clients was vital to us. We're fortunate to have sales associates who have built close relationships with their customers over the years. The sales associates spent much of their time at home catching up with their clients just as they might with old friends. All our staff was able to quickly adapt to the new communication needs; we were constantly emailing within departments and meeting via Zoom. In some ways, being apart brought us all closer. Each department jumped in wherever needed, and employees lent a hand to co-workers who were juggling teaching their children from home on top of their work duties. Friendship and connection long have been the building blocks of what makes TIVOL a wonderful workplace. We are grateful to see that foundation held strong even during these tough times. We all adapted to a new way of doing business. Thinking outside of the box became the norm. More than anything, we are so thankful that we were able to keep our entire staff busy. That means the world to all of us.


Once all the departments were set up, we were able to tackle projects that we never had time for when we were open. The staff in our inventory department worked diligently during the "Stay at Home" orders to develop a serialization project that streamlined our inventory system, making it much easier to track and manage our products when we reopened. The marketing team created a new strategy for our blog and social media to highlight KC businesses supporting the community, as well as stories about our sales associates. Our photographer also was able to set up an in-home studio to take pictures for social media and blog posts. The back office staff rotated answering our store phones from home, enabling us to respond to customers’ ques-





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IN A YEAR LIKE THIS, WHAT YOU GIVE HER SHOULD BE MORE THAN A TOKEN OF YOUR LOVE. IT SHOULD CONVEY YOUR ADMIRATION FOR EXACTLY WHO SHE IS. MARCO BICEGO Classic yet contemporary is key to the Marco Bicego aesthetic, and the Marrakech Onde collection, named after the city in Morocco, is an example. The collection features yellow and white gold coils formed into hand-twisted strands created with the designer’s signature “corda di chitarra” technique. The coils in the earrings, bracelets and necklaces join together at sparkly diamond stations. These pieces make the perfect gift for the woman who likes traditional jewelry with a sophisticated (and literal) twist. What love might the Marrakech express? Left, 18K gold three-strand hand-twisted Marrakech Onde statement bracelet linked together with pavé diamond stations. Right, from top, 18K gold five-strand hand-twisted Marrakech Onde long pendant linked with pavé diamond station; 18K gold hand-twisted Marrakech Onde link necklace with double sided diamond pavé station; 18K gold hand-twisted Marrakech Onde three-link earrings on a pavé French hook; 18K gold hand-twisted Marrakech Onde concentric earrings on a pavé French hook.


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DAVID YURMAN Show the woman in your life how much you care by giving her a piece (or two) from the legendary brand’s 2020 offerings. The Starburst Collection, inspired by fireworks, features clusters of gold and diamonds, while the new Renaissance pieces reinvent the classic David Yurman Cable with the addition of precious stones, mixed metals and diamonds. Satisfaction guaranteed.


Clockwise from top, Starburst cluster necklace in 18K yellow gold with pavé diamonds; Starburst cluster earrings in 18K yellow gold with pavé diamonds; Renaissance ring with pearls, 14K yellow gold and diamonds; Renaissance ring in 18K yellow gold with full pavé diamonds; diamond Renaissance bracelet in 18K white gold.


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PENNY PREVILLE The perfect personalized gift doesn’t have to be monogrammed or engraved. Chronicle your beloved’s achievements and personality traits with a talisman from Penny Preville’s Medallion Collection. Whether she’s a nurturer, a protector, a provider, a giver or a healer, there’s a pendant—in white, yellow, or rose gold—that honors her special talent. Each jeweled necklace comes on an 18-inch plain chain and can be worn alone or layered with other necklaces she loves from her ever-expanding collection. From left, 18K eight-point wheel medallion with diamond hinged bale; 18K diamond and sapphire mini evil eye medallion with diamond hinged bale; 18K lotus medallion with diamond hinged bale; 18K moon padlock with diamond crescent.



ROBERTO COIN Roberto Coin epitomizes Italian luxury, blending modernity with the classical in each handmade design. The new Love in Verona Collection features the iconic four-petal flower pattern along the surface of each piece, which represents the architecture of the City of Gold and pays homage to Roberto Coin’s notable Princess Collection. New additions to the Princess Collection include necklaces featuring beaded strands of gold tassels, which elevate any look. And of course, each and every special piece features the designer’s signature: a tiny ruby placed by hand inside. Clockwise from left, Venetian Princess locket necklace in 18K yellow gold with tassel and diamond accents; Barocco diamond tassel necklace in 18K yellow gold; Royal Princess Flower flexible bangle in 18K yellow and white gold with diamonds; Love in Verona earrings in 18K yellow gold with diamonds; Love in Verona ring in 18K yellow gold with diamonds.


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Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold and white gold diamond drop earrings, $7,890. Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold Africa Collection diamond necklace, $13,390. Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold Africa Collection necklace, $9,770. Robert Procop 18K rose gold pink and orange sapphire hoop earrings, $28,600. Pasquale Bruni 18K rose gold crystal and diamond necklace, $4,850. Robert Procop 18K yellow gold orange sapphire Celebration ring, $49,060. Robert Procop 18K rose gold pink and orange sapphire bracelet, $71,500.

Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold 45mm hoop earrings, $720. Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold beaded XL hoop earrings, $1,900. Mariani 18K yellow gold diamond station necklace, $24,900. Pasquale Bruni 18K rose gold floral pavé diamond ring, $14,200.

TIVOL 18K white gold XL inside-out diamond hoop earrings, $89,320. TIVOL 18K white gold eight-row diamond bracelet, $120,000. Kwiat platinum diamond cross necklace, $31,200.

Roberto Coin 18K white gold floral diamond earrings, $17,600. Penny Preville 18K white gold diamond necklace, $33,795. Kwiat 18K white gold graduated diamond necklace, $36,500. Roberto Coin 18K white gold diamond bracelet, $24,500.


All pieces are Assael: 18K white gold pearl and diamond drop earrings, $23,200. Long pearl necklace with 18K white gold and diamond ball clasp, $64,000. Short pearl necklaces with 18K white gold and diamond ball clasp, $27,000. Three-row pearl bracelet with 18K white gold and diamond clasp, $18,500.


Mother/daughter duo Celeste and Stella have become great friends of TIVOL over the years. They are proud owners of the Columbia, MO-based boutique My Sister’s Circus. With merchandise from designers in Los Angeles and New York, their boutique offers everything from fitted tees to flirtatious skirts and dresses. They’re the “go-to” place for the perfect outfit for that special occasion. They recently began designing masks and have teamed up with TIVOL to share their favorite mask and jewelry combinations.


110 years of TIVOL


From humble beginnings in a small shop in 1910, TIVOL has since grown into a staple of our community. We have endured hard times and celebrated many of life’s achievements. We are proud of the years behind us, and we look forward to the future ahead!

Charles Tivol fulfilled his dream and opened a jewelry store that bore his family’s name in downtown Kansas City’s Altman Building on Petticoat Lane.


During World War I, Charles continued working at TIVOL.


Harold Tivol was born on September 28, 1923. That same year the Country Club Plaza was founded in Kansas City.


Charles continued to work at the jeweler’s bench at TIVOL while his son Harold was in the Army in World War II.



Harold Tivol returned safely from World War II and began his career at TIVOL.




TIVOL opened the new Hawthorne Plaza location at 119th and Roe in Overland Park, and welcomed the growing population of Johnson County, Kansas.


TIVOL recovered from a devastating 1977 flood that killed 25 people and caused nearly $100 million in damage to Plaza area properties.


Cathy Tivol’s daughter Brooke Tivol McGrath, passed away suddenly at the age of 28. Hunter joined the TIVOL team and represents the fourth generation at the store.


The third generation Tivol family member, Cathy Tivol, started her career at TIVOL and joined the company’s management team several years later.


During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, TIVOL staff worked diligently to overcome the obstacles of 2020. During this year, TIVOL also celebrated its 110th anniversary.



After an extensive search, TIVOL found the perfect advertising spokesman to represent the store: Harold Tivol, courtesy of John Muller. That same year, Hunter Tivol McGrath was born.

Amidst the Cold War and rampant flooding in the Kansas City area, TIVOL moved to the beautiful Country Club Plaza location. The flagship store still remains at this wellselected location after three expansions.


ABOVE and BEYOND TIVOL has always gone above and beyond for our customers, but these featured stories are a few that take the cake! They are shining examples of our TIVOL culture and customer service.

Going the Extra Mile (Or 4,833 Miles) Several years ago we were on a tight deadline on a special order for a client. The client had gone to Switzerland and needed a ring flown to him for a special occasion. Luckily, one of our sales associates, Ray, had a passport and was ready and willing to head there immediately. Fourteen hours and 4,833 miles later, Ray touched down in Geneva with the ring safely in hand; he was able to deliver a large fancy yellow diamond ring right to the client’s front door. The client was absolutely thrilled to see Ray show up with that little black box. Since Ray only had a few hours to spend in Geneva, he had just enough time to take a leisurely stroll around Lake Geneva. While taking in the sights, Ray ran into another TIVOL customer. They were able to catch up and chatted over a warm cappuccino. Talk about a small world!


Choosing TIVOL Fine timepieces have become great collectible items in recent years: Several brands and styles now have long waiting lists. TIVOL always wants to help our customers acquire their dream watch, so when a customer is put on a watch waiting list, we diligently keep track and let them know when one becomes available. Our sales associate Dom recently had a watch become available for Patrick, a customer-turned-friend. Patrick was no longer living in Kansas City, but stayed in touch with Dom regularly. They often talked about sports and their families. When Dom found out over Father’s Day weekend that the watch had become available, he called Patrick first thing on Monday morning. With a sound of shock in his voice, Patrick replied, “You’re not going to believe this! My daughters just gave me this watch yesterday for Father’s Day!” Of course, Dom was understanding, but Patrick badly wanted to give Dom his business for being such a great sales associate and friend over the years. Patrick ended up returning the watch his daughters bought for Father’s Day and purchased the watch from Dom and TIVOL . What a great compliment to Dom and a wonderful gesture on Patrick’s part. We are so grateful for the loyal relationships our staff builds with their customers.


Special Delivery There is no place our team won’t go to deliver a memorable gift. When a local sports figure took his wife to the hospital to welcome their first child, he called Gary right away. The expecting father had mistakenly forgotten to purchase a push present for his wife! He frantically asked Gary to choose a beautiful Cartier watch to have engraved with a special message. Gary was able to have our team work on the project quickly so he could bring it to the hospital the same day. The TIVOL team came through, and Gary drove the gift to the hospital himself. The hospital had recently built a new maternity wing, and Gary got a little lost. Thinking he was family, the staff escorted Gary right to the room of the new parents! New mom and baby were happy, healthy and so excited to see Gary! It was certainly a special delivery.

Dreams Come True Harold Tivol was one of a kind. No matter what a customer’s budget or reason for shopping, he felt strongly that if customers see something they love, they should try it on, touch it and feel it. This mentality has long since been part of the TIVOL shopping experience. Many years ago, a 12-year-old named Caroline came into TIVOL with her parents. Even at a young age, she had exquisite taste and was instantly drawn to a sparkling Beaudry ring. Sales associate AJ Paddack offered to let Caroline try on the ring so she could wear it around the store as her parents shopped. That day, Caroline vowed that one day she would have a diamond engagement ring from TIVOL. After several years had passed, Caroline had graduated from college and moved to Washington, D.C. But when it came time for her boyfriend to propose, of course they made the special trip home to TIVOL. Caroline’s dreams came true when she said “yes,” and she proudly wears her TIVOL diamond ring every day.

Birthday Surprise in a Pinch


It happens to the best of us, and sometimes even our customers. Every now and then a customer calls saying they have forgotten their wife’s birthday and they need the perfect gift the next day. A few years ago, John called our sales associate Dom at 5:15 p.m. (the store closes at 5:30) needing a diamond necklace for his wife’s birthday the next day… on the West Coast! Dom jumped into action. He used FaceTime to call John and show him options for the special gift. They chose a stunning Kwiat diamond necklace, but how could Dom ship this to arrive by the next day? Our shipping department was already closed for the day. Luckily, our shipping manager,Toni, is amazing. From home, she was able to create an overnight shipping label and send it to Dom to print at the store. Dom gift wrapped and packed up the necklace and rushed to the nearest shipping facility. He arrived just before they closed. We are happy to report that John received the gift the next day at 10:30 a.m., just in time to surprise his wife for her birthday. At TIVOL, we are problem solvers. We’ll make you look good.

Cristo Rey Kansas City A Community Investment that Pays Dividends

In 2006, a dedicated group of Kansas Citians cheered when the ribbon was cut and Cristo Rey Kansas City opened its doors to the inaugural class of students. Their long-held dream was to bring ambitious academics and workforce training to bright and highly motivated young people in our community. And, they did. Now in its 14th year, Cristo Rey is continuing in Kansas City’s workforce homegrown talent trained by homegrown businesses.


Three critical things gave the founders of Cristo Rey the courage to begin this venture: faith, the guidance of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, and the support of committed people across the metro.

Fabricio invests in his future every day. In class at Cristo Rey and on the job at TIVOL, he has learned that hard work gets results. The school’s blend of college and career prep is an investment that pays dividends for the right students. In class, Fabricio isn’t afraid of asking questions or staying after the bell rings for clarifications.

ROI TO THE COMMUNITY: Every Student. Every Year.

of graduates are accepted to college of graduates have four years of work experience of graduates have a record of community service

“It’s a joy to work with Fabricio and watch him grow,” said Sarah Wheeler, office manager at TIVOL. “He is always more than willing to do anything asked of him and always has a big smile on his face. You just can’t help but smile too.” Fabricio’s future plans include making a name for himself on Cristo Rey’s FIRST Robotics Team and pursuing a degree in engineering.


If you’d like to learn more about Cristo Rey Kansas City and its innovative programs in the classroom and on the job, visit CristoReyKC.org, or call 816.457.6044.

The work study environment at TIVOL inspires confidence and the sure knowledge that he is surrounded by seasoned professionals to guide him. Fabricio is learning to work and working to learn. At TIVOL, he earns approximately half of the cost of his own education.

Thank you to Weddings by Hannah, 2016 Main Event Space, Gown Gallery, Good Earth Floral Deisgn Studio and East & West Designs.

Written By: Hannah Schumm of Weddings by Hannah

Due to the pandemic, rescheduling the ceremony and reception is a common practice these days. Brides want to have the day they’ve been dreaming of (and paying for), and who can blame them? Keeping all of their plans intact, they are moving the festivities to another date when they don’t have to worry about last-minute curveballs, including adjusted guest lists and safety concerns.



It takes some time and flexibility, but it’s really important to coordinate with your entire vendor team when keeping the entirety of your plans together. However, it will all be worth it to have the peace of mind that your wedding experience doesn’t have to change when you reschedule. You can have your cake and eat it too, just on another day!


From top to bottom: Penny Preville 18K yellow gold pearl lariat necklace, $5,500. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold Garden Flower diamond drop earrings, $5,460. Henri Daussi 14K yellow gold round and marquise diamond station band, $1,100. Rahaminov 18K yellow gold and diamond engagement ring, $23,470. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold classic diamond bangle, $4,795. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold mixed-shape diamond bangle, $6,545. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond station bangle, $5,315.

The modern micro wedding is the most appealing to an easy-going bride who is taking the pandemic in stride. She was never obsessed with the idea of a big formal or traditional wedding, so something whimsical and spontaneous excites her.



We are often full of wonderful ideas when it comes to personalizing place settings or glamming up a space. However, with weddings, those ideas can get costly. A smaller guest count decreases the amount of money spent on food and beverage, which allows us to turn up the creativity on design. At a recent wedding of 20 guests, we monogrammed each linen napkin so the bride and groom had a set of memorabilia to cherish when they entertain as a married couple—definitely an added bonus for a smaller group. Smaller guest counts also allow for more intimacy, promoting stronger memories with the ones closest to you. The natural and organic experiences with a smaller group can be so romantic as well, not watered down with some of the drama that comes with an evening filled with formalities.


From top to bottom: Mariani 18K white gold and blackened gold ombre diamond necklace, $34,860. Rahaminov 18K white gold and black diamond coil bracelet, $22,000. Kwiat 18K white gold invisible link diamond necklace, $26,000. Roberto Coin 18K white gold triangle diamond earrings, $7,100. Rahaminov platinum three-stone diamond ring, $72,960.

We have had several clients opt for elopement and for rescheduling their big party post-COVID. I have had couples with just their parents and siblings in a big church originally planned for 500 guests, or in their living room in front of the fireplace in jeans and t-shirts.



The classic elopement covers your wedding “bases.� You are married, you can share insurance, you can start building your life together. The business of being married is complete and you get to keep your original wedding date. This allows brides to feel more settled with the uncertain future and focus mostly on a party instead of the legal formalities that seal the deal.


From top to bottom: TIVOL 18K white gold pearl and diamond pendant necklace, $5,995. Penny Preville 18K white gold pearl and diamond drop earrings, $6,470. Rahaminov platinum solitaire diamond engagement ring, $29,975. Henri Daussi, 18K white gold diamond wedding band, $2,420. TIVOL 18K white gold diamond bangle designed by Charles Tivol, $9,850.

With all the changes and adjustments that COVID has required, etiquette and expectations have had to change as well. We love the bride who is willing to ride this wave and make up her own rules as she goes. In a normal climate, there is so much planning-related stress that comes with pleasing everyone and conforming to traditional expectations. It can be a relief to release brides from these regulations and embrace the opportunity to write their own script.



Brides may opt for a bolder wedding gown, a boozy ceremony or casual brunch. They are also happy to include their guests in whatever way they can through a virtual experience on Facebook or Zoom. Without rules, magic tends to emerge.


From top to bottom: Henry Daussi 18K rose gold diamond and pink sapphire band, $800. Penny Preville 18K rose gold floral mounting, diamond sold seperately, $2,630. Penny Preville 18K rose gold Moonstone hoop earrings, $2,420. TIVOL 18K rose gold pearl and white topaz tin cup necklace, $2,640. Penny Preville 18K rose gold and diamond floral bracelet, $16,545.


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Finding the perfect piece of jewelry and creating a cherished memory

Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold Jaipur Collection chain necklace, $19,020. Jewelmer 18K yellow gold South Sea pearl and diamond necklace, $8,610. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold three-row diamond ring, $5,030. Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold Princess Flower Collection diamond hoop earrings, $5,300.


David Yurman 18K yellow gold and diamond Stax Collection bracelet, $35,000. Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold Lucia Collection diamond ring, $5,600. Annamaria Cammilli 18K yellow gold Uno Collection diamond earrings, $3,760. Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold Princess Flower Collection diamond bracelet, $5,900. Rahaminov 18K yellow gold mixedshape diamond bracelet, $66,000.


All pieces are by David Yurman. Sterling silver pavé diamond men’s band, $4,500. Sterling silver men’s cigar band, $425. Sterling silver and blue lapis men’s braided leather bracelet, $575. Sterling silver pavé diamond Curb Collection men’s chain ID bracelet, $8,500. Sterling silver pavé diamond men’s link bracelet, $7,200. Sterling silver 18” box chain, $240. Sterling silver and sapphire Waves Collection dog tag, $3,900. Sterling silver and 14K yellow gold 18” box chain, $310. Sterling silver diamond cross pendant, $2,700. Sterling silver St. Francis amulet, $350. Sterling silver and 14K yellow gold 18” box chain, $270. Sterling silver and sapphire Waves Collection pendant, $2,600.


Pasquale Bruni 18K white gold pavé diamond floral pendant necklace, $8,650. Annamaria Cammilli 18K orange apricot gold Collier Dune Collection diamond necklace, $20,990. Roberto Coin 18K white gold Pois Moi Luna Collection pavé diamond bangle, $14,500. Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold Pois Moi Luna Collection pavé diamond bangle, $14,500. Pasquale Bruni 18K white gold pavé diamond floral ear climbers, $16,200. Roberto Coin 18K white gold Venetian Princess Collection diamond bangle, $9,800. Roberto Coin 18K rose gold Byzantine Barocco Collection diamond bangle, $6,500. Marco Bicego 18K white gold and diamond Jaipur Collection ring, $4,100.


Rahaminov platinum three-stone diamond halo engagement ring, $69,680. TIVOL 18K white gold pear-shaped diamond halo engagement ring, $13,280. Rahaminov 18K yellow gold emerald cut bezel set engagement ring, $74,995. Henri Daussi 18K yellow gold oval cut halo engagement ring, $56,340. TIVOL 18K rose gold oval diamond halo engagement ring, $4,480. TIVOL 18K rose gold round solitaire engagement ring, $17,325. TIVOL 18K yellow gold cushion cut solitaire engagement ring, $179,000. TIVOL 18K white gold round diamond engagement ring, $28,970. TIVOL platinum Art Deco heirloom diamond engagement ring, $12,690.


David Yurman blackened sterling silver and black diamond men’s band, $1,950. Rahaminov 18K rose gold and diamond men’s band, $6,600. David Yurman platinum crossover diamond eternity band, $5,900. David Yurman 18K yellow gold and diamond Lanai Collection crossover band, $1,650. TIVOL platinum emerald cut diamond eternity band, $11,995. TIVOL 18K yellow gold baguette and round diamond band, $3,460. David Yurman 18K yellow gold textured men’s band, $2,900. TIVOL 18K rose gold and platinum men’s band, $1,704. TIVOL 14K rose gold oval and round diamond band, $3,495.


Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold mixed-stone necklace, $2,990. David Yurman 18K yellow gold diamond tassel necklace, $9,500. LAGOS sterling silver and 18K yellow gold Caviar Collection blue topaz bracelet, $1,350. LAGOS sterling silver and 18K yellow gold Caviar Collection diamond bracelet, $4,500. David Yurman sterling silver blue topaz stud earrings, $1,700. David Yurman 18K white gold tanzanite and diamond ring, $7,900. LAGOS 18K yellow gold Caviar Collection diamond bracelet, $12,300.


Robert Procop platinum pink and blue sapphire pendant necklace, $6,820. Robert Procop 18K pink and orange sapphire and diamond bracelet, $71,500. TIVOL 18K white gold sapphire and diamond ring, $5,600. Robert Procop platinum pink and blue sapphire statement earrings, $9,900. Rahaminov 18K rose gold pink sapphire and diamond hoop earrings, $19,800. Rahaminov 18K rose gold rainbow sapphire coil bracelet, $44,900.


Jewelmer 18K white gold and cultured South Sea pearl necklace, $9,000. Clothing provided by MRGN.


LEFT: TIVOL 18K rose, white and yellow gold diamond line bracelet, $5,995. Carelle 18K yellow gold diamond Brushstroke Collection ring, $2,250. Cartier Santos two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold watch, $9,100.

RIGHT: TIVOL 14K white gold black diamond beaded necklace, $23,850. David Yurman sterling silver black diamond men’s signet ring, $2,550. TUDOR black PVD and stainless steel 41mm Black Bay Dark, $4,625.





Penny Preville 18K rose gold diamond huggie hoop earrings, $3,390. Penny Preville 18K rose gold leaf and diamond ring, $1,420. Penny Preville 18K rose gold mixedshape diamond ring, $2,530. Penny Preville 18K rose gold flat link necklace, $5,775. Penny Preville 18K rose gold link necklace, $7,405. Penny Preville 18K rose gold diamond edge medallion, $2,755. Pasquale Bruni 18K rose gold floral pavĂŠ diamond bracelet, $6,400.


RIGHT: Henri Daussi 18K rose gold black diamond band, $4,700. David Yurman black titanium and diamond chevron bracelet, $2,800. Panerai Goldtech ceramic 42mm Submersible watch, $26,700.

LEFT: David Yurman sterling silver and 18K yellow gold Stax ring, $2,350. David Yurman sterling silver and 18K yellow gold Stax bracelet, $2,700. Kwiat 18K yellow gold diamond bangle, $14,300. David Yurman 18K white gold Deco men’s band, $950. David Yurman tiger’s eye Spiritual Bead bracelet, $495. David Yurman black onyx Spiritual Bead bracelet, $395. Shinola stainless steel Runwell with leather strap, $750. RIGHT: All pieces are Penny Preville: 18K yellow gold floral diamond stud earrings, $4,995. 18K yellow gold star and moon diamond chain necklace, $5,050. 18K yellow gold diamond bar necklace, $2,720. 18K yellow gold crescent moon diamond necklace, $1,785. 18K yellow gold diamond cluster bangle, $4,290. 18K yellow gold bezel set tapered diamond bangle, $7,605.


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All pieces are Armenta: Blackened sterling silver and 18K yellow gold hematite and quartz drop earrings, $5,700. 18K yellow gold clover scroll necklace, $3,690. Sterling silver and 18K yellow gold turquoise ring, $1,490. Sterling silver mixed-stone ring, $845. Sterling silver menatite and tourmaline ring, $790. 18K yellow gold white sapphire eternity band, $1,290. Blackened sterling silver and champagne diamond stacking ring, $1,290.




LEFT: Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold Masai double strand diamond necklace, $14,010.

RIGHT: Precision Set platinum men’s band, $3,300. Cartier Drive de Cartier 41mm automatic watch, $6,250.


LEFT: All pieces are LAGOS: Sterling silver pyramid tassel earrings, $700. Sterling silver and 18K yellow gold citrine stacking ring, $450. Sterling silver and 18K yellow gold diamond stacking ring, $595. Sterling silver and 18K yellow gold Caviar Lux stacking ring, $1,000. Sterling silver Caviar Link bracelet, $295. Sterling silver rope loop station bracelet, $350.


RIGHT: Faber-Castell Initio black fountain pen, $225. David Yurman 18K yellow gold and forged carbon men’s band, $1,500. TAG Heuer stainless steel Autavia watch, $3,350. LEFT: All pieces are Marco Bicego: 18K yellow gold diamond drop earrings, $1,650. 18K yellow gold Petali Collection diamond and mother-of-pearl necklace, $2,600. Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold Petali Collection necklace, $2,590. 18K yellow and white gold five-row diamond ring, $6,390.


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LEFT: Rahaminov 18K white gold diamond necklace, $55,280. Brady Legler 18K white gold enamel and white sapphire bangle, $7,380. Kwiat 18K white gold diamond station bangle, $14,300. Brady Legler sterling silver and white enamel knife edge ring, $250. Brady Legler 18K white gold and white enamel knife edge ring, $1,750. BELOW: Rahaminov platinum pear-shaped diamond ring, $22,770. Precision Set platinum diamond band, $1,490. TIVOL 18K white gold diamond bangle designed by Charles Tivol, $10,495. Shinola stainless steel 34mm Birdy, $525.

RIGHT: Roberto Coin 18K white gold inside-out diamond hoop earrings, $14,300. Roberto Coin 18K white gold diamond station necklace, $4,420. Roberto Coin 18K white gold Cento diamond pendant necklace, $10,500. Roberto Coin 18K white gold Cento threerow diamond ring, $11,900. Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous 34mm watch, $12,800.


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The effects of COVID-19 have impacted all engaged couples, requiring changes in plans, locations and/or guest counts. On one hand it can be stressful, emotional and financially draining. On the other hand it can be freeing, empowering and innovative. We have loved watching new ideas emerge and our couples be released from limits put on by tradition or etiquette. As we have seen more COVID weddings, we get to feel the excitement from guests as they take part in an original experience. Our couples feel pure joy to see their wedding day play out after what may have been several revisions. The weddings of today have definitely been a shake-up to what we’ve been used to, but hopefully some of the lessons learned are here to stay!


From left to right: Jaeger Le-Coultre SS Automatic, $9,400. Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold cufflinks, $2,000. Jan Leslie sterling silver marcasite gunmetal cufflinks, $595. David Yurman 18K yellow gold cable band, $1,950. David Yurman sterling silver and black diamond eternity band, $2,950.


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In this coronavirus era, some travelers have understandably chosen to postpone major trips out of an abundance of caution. For them—and maybe for you—it’s a perfect time to plan ahead instead, to take a break and check out destinations for possible future journeys. Happily, the internet is eager to help. No one claims that screen images are the equal of being present in the flesh, but they’re great for inspiration. And you may be surprised how dramatically and intimately an online virtual tour can show you a travel destination you’ve always dreamed of seeing. That you can take such a trip in your pajamas is just one of those small pandemic pluses we’ve all learned to find. Here are a half-dozen virtual tours we recommend for travelers who have temporarily become the armchair kind:


This spectacular site is one of the Emerald Isle’s most visited tourist attractions—and the most visited natural one. You’ve seen it if you’ve caught the movies The Princess Bride, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or Leap Year. The cliffs span nine miles across Ireland’s beautiful west coast, also known as the Wild Atlantic Way, rising as high as 700 feet over the ocean. They’ve been noted in records as far back as the first century A.D. The virtual tour provides the full Cliffs of Moher experience, offering a glimpse of the shimmering Atlantic as well as the fields back inland from all the most popular vantage points, including O’Brien’s Tower, a round stone structure near the midpoint of the cliffs that was built in 1835, and the dome of the Visitor Center (that’s “Centre” if you’re Irish). Where to watch: cliffsofmoher.ie /virtual-visit-tour/


The elected leaders (or doges) of the Venetian republic lived in this Gothic-style castle and ruled there for more than 1,000 years, and it has long been one of Venice’s most notable landmarks. Also known as Palazzo Ducale, it has now been a public museum for almost a century. The online tour is just as extensive as one on foot would be (though undoubtedly less exhausting), as you’ll begin in the sprawling interior courtyard through the Porta del Frumento and make your way to the Institutional Chambers, the New Prisons of the Palace and the Chamber of the Council of the Ten. Along the way, you’ll marvel at the architecture and paintings adorning the walls and ceilings from Tintoretto, Veronese, Titian and more. Where to watch: palazzoducale .visitmuve.it/en/virtual-tour/


Stalactites hold “tite” to a cave ceiling, while stalagmites are on the ground where you “mite” trip over them. Got them straight now? You’ll see these and much more when you virtually visit this national park, located in southeastern New Mexico’s Guadalupe Mountains. The park contains more than 100 caves or limestone chambers, including the wellknown Carlsbad Cavern, featuring paved walking trails, elevators and lights. The virtual tour takes you into the cavern’s Big Room, which is about 4,000 feet wide, and along for the ride with a tour guided by a park ranger. It even lets you soar through the calcite formations as if you were a bat. (Seventeen species of bats call the park home.) Those on foot can’t do that. Of course, there are 61 other U.S. national parks waiting to be virtually toured too, from Hawaii Volcanoes (with an up-close look at the lava tubes in the Klauea and Mauna Loa active volcanoes shown here) to Yosemite to the Great Smoky Mountains. Where to watch: artsandculture.google .com/project/national-park-service




Ever think you’d find a work of art under—or just above—the deep blue sea? This recently opened museum on the famous Great Barrier Reef, three years in the making, seeks to entice divers and snorkelers, draw in sea creatures and inspire ocean conservation. Above sea level sits Ocean Siren, a sculpture of a young native girl that changes color according to the ocean’s temperature using data collected by the Davies Reef weather station. Submerged under water are three more exhibits, including the expansive Coral Greenhouse, which has 20 sculptures within it designed to withstand waves. More exhibits are coming in 2021. While taking your virtual swim of MOUA, feel free to wear flippers to make the on-screen experience feel more authentic, and humming that catchy “Under the Sea” tune from The Little Mermaid is OK too. Where to watch: moua.com.au




Fun fact: Charles Darwin’s visit to the Galápagos Islands at age 26 reportedly helped inspire his theory of evolution by natural selection. Who knows what theories you’ll discover when you pay an (online) visit to this international treasure of 20 or so islands, located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador? It’s where wildlife and sea creatures, many of them found only here, take center stage, and where human visitors can get up close and personal. Diving, snorkeling, hiking and kayaking are popular activities on these islands as well. The virtual tour won’t allow for any of that, of course, but you’ll still get an underwater look at the Islands and an up-close glimpse of these creatures in their natural habitats. Where to watch: google.com/maps /about/behind-the-scenes/streetview /treks/galapagos-islands/


One of the seven wonders of the world, this is a fortified structure in the northern part of the country that, with all of its branches, runs more than 13,000 miles. Its original use some 2,000 years ago was as a military defensive system, but now it is China’s most popular tourist spot and one recognized the world over. Spectators come to admire its scenic views and magnificent architecture. The most visited section of the Wall is Mutianyu, which is fully restored, but more adventurous folk may prefer the hiking trails of Jinshanling. You don’t have to choose if you go the virtual route, as the 360-degree online tour gives you a first-person view of the whole thing. Where to watch: youvisit.com/tour/doilan


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TIVOL Watch and Jewelry Repair Trusted For Over 110 Years

By Hunter Tivol McGrath, Vice President of TIVOL

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that our way of life, family, loved ones and jobs are all held in a delicate balance that can be toppled much more easily than many of us ever imagined. Unfortunately, I know this all too well. My sister, Brooke, passed away suddenly nearly 10 years ago in 2011 after attending my wedding three days prior. A few years later, my grandfather, Harold Tivol, passed away. I bring them up because I now treasure pieces they used to own.

during quarantine. Every piece holds meaning and can trigger memories of an occasion or of loved ones. When my grandfather passed, he left me his Patek Philippe Aquanaut. I don’t wear it often, but I do for special occasions. Sometimes I’ll wear it if I just want to feel closer to him, or remember him and his contagious laugh. The same is true for my wife when she wears a pair of Penny Preville earrings that belonged to my sister.

At TIVOL, we handle meaningful pieces every day. However, a client might only shop for a special item once a year. A watch to commemorate a promotion, birthday or Father’s Day. A ring for an engagement, anniversary or Mother’s Day. I even purchased a pair of earrings for my wife for all she has done for our family

I treasure each and every piece I own. The next time I see you in the store, I would love to hear a story about what you are wearing that day, or a piece you hold close to your heart. Jewelry and watches aren’t simply trinkets. They are physical representations of memories and love.


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A trusted instrument of discovery for nearly a century, the Rolex chronometer has accompanied explorers and adventurers into the planet’s wildest, most challenging realms—from its deepest oceans to its highest peaks, its remotest caverns to its lonely poles—unfailingly keeping track of time and helping to advance our knowledge about the world we share. The founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, saw the world as a living laboratory. He used it as a testing ground for his watches throughout the 1930s, sending them to the most extreme locations, supporting explorers who ventured into the unknown. But as the world has continued to change, exploration for pure discovery has given way to exploration as a means to preserve the endangered natural world. Through the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Rolex is continuing the legacy of its founder, supporting the explorers of today on their new mission: to make the planet perpetual. Since 1976, the Rolex Awards for Enterprise have supported and championed exceptional individuals who take on the major challenges of our time, sharing a spirit of enterprise and a desire to make the world a better place. These awards are designed to stimulate new ways of thinking about common problems and to celebrate those who embody the belief that anyone can change everything. Associate Rolex laureate and marine bio-geochemist Emma Camp, Ph.D., is one such individual. With Rolex’s support, she is working to repopulate coral reefs ravaged by a warming climate, acidifying water and other human-inflicted damage. In 2016, Camp led a dive team to New Caledonia that documented, for the first time, 20 species of coral thriving under conditions previously considered by science to be too hot and too toxic for them to survive. Most corals prefer clean, crystal-clear waters low in nutrients and sediment, stable in temperature and rich in oxygen, but the corals Camp and her team found thrive amid hostile conditions, in the murky waters around mangroves where “conditions are comparable to, or even exceed, what is predicted for the open ocean under climate change in the year 2100.” By identifying similar hot spots of resilience along the 2,000 kilometers of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral assemblage, and studying the behavior and genetics of these ultra-tough coral

survivors, Camp hopes to uncover the mechanisms supporting these corals’ unique ability to tolerate stress, to establish a network of hot spots of reef resilience, and most importantly, to understand how the “super corals” can be used in adaptive reef management. She plans to partner with ecotourism companies to further these aims. Camp is, in essence, striving to make our coral reefs perpetual. If you share Camp’s enterprising spirit to make our planet perpetual, then consider one of Rolex’s extraordinary dive watches: the Submariner, the Sea-Dweller or the Deepsea. Launched in 1953, the Submariner was originally created specifically for underwater exploration and diving, but over the years, it has become a go-to watch across all walks of life in, on and out of the water. The Submariner’s Oyster case is waterproof to a depth of 1,000 feet and provides optimal protection from water, dust, pressure and shocks. The Submariner’s unidirectional rotatable bezel is key to the functionality of the watch. Its engraved 60-minute graduation allows a diver to monitor diving time and decompression stops accurately and therefore safely. Manufactured from a hard, corrosion-resistant ceramic, the Cerachrom bezel insert is virtually scratchproof, and its color is unaffected by ultraviolet rays, seawater or chlorinated water. Beginning at $7,900, the Submariner and Submariner Date are available in Oystersteel, Oystersteel and gold, and gold with a variety of dial and bezel colors. For the dedicated diver, Rolex offers the Sea-Dweller, launched in 1967, and the Deepsea, unveiled in 2008. They are the fruit of decades of collaboration with diving professionals. Rated to a depth of 4,000 feet and sized at 43 millimeters, the Sea-Dweller’s 60-minute graduated, unidirectional rotatable bezel enables divers to safely monitor their dive and decompression times. For those who want to go deeper, the Rolex Deepsea is waterproof to a depth of 12,800 feet. Housed in a 44-millimeter Oyster case reinforced with the patented Ringlock System, the sleek black dial features large Chromalight hour markers and hands filled with luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow for legibility in dark conditions. Beginning at $11,700, the Sea-Dweller is available in Oystersteel and yellow gold or Oystersteel. The Rolex Deepsea is available in Oystersteel and begins at $12,600.

Opposite page, middle: Through the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, associate Rolex laureate and marine bio-geochemist Emma Camp, Ph.D., is working to repopulate coral reefs that have been impacted by climate change and other human-inflicted damage. She and her team have been studying coral found throughout the globe, including New Caledonia in the South Pacific and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.




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TAG Heuer stainless steel Lady Link with mother-of-pearl dial, $1,650. Baume & Mercier Clifton Moonphase, $3,800. TAG Heuer stainless steel Formula 1 automatic, $1,850. Panerai stainless steel Luminor Due automatic, $6,400.


Shinola stainless steel Harbor Monster, $1,450. Jaeger-LeCoultre 18K rose gold Rendez-Vous Moonphase automatic, $23,800. Cartier two-tone Panthère de Cartier, $8,100. Shinola gold tone PVD stainless steel Canfield, $700. Jaeger-LeCoultre 18K rose gold Reverso Classic Duoface, $20,000.


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THE RECENTLY FINISHED PATEK PHILIPPE PRODUCTION FACILITY WAS PUT TOGETHER LIKE A SWISS WATCH. By Christen Fisher In April 2020, Patek Philippe officially completed construction on a new, state-of-the-art manufacture. This flagship production facility on the outskirts of Geneva unites all of the company’s Genevan ateliers under one roof and provides abundant space for rare handcrafts professionals, as well as employee training facilities and a restaurant. While Patek does not anticipate that the new premises will “noticeably increase the volume of watches produced from the current 62,000 pieces per year,” it does expect them to accommodate production operations for the next two to three decades by streamlining manufacturing and assembly. The Geneva architectural firm Frisk de Marignac Pidoux created the highly contemporary building design, while Frei & Stefani SA in Thônex was responsible for its interior architecture. A work of art in itself, the $633 million structure brings to mind a luxury ocean liner and yet complements the surrounding landscape of the municipality of Plan-les-Ouates. Occupying almost 1.5 million square feet over 10 floors, six above ground and four below, the building contains more than 14,000 tons of rebar steel—enough for two Eiffel Towers—and almost 300,000 cubic feet of concrete. Its basement volume is about the same as 90 Olympic-sized pools, while that of the entire building is the equivalent of approximately seven Airbus A380 planes. The building’s 10 floors are divided into five segments and reached by 20 freight and passenger elevators and four staircases. The ground and first floors are dedicated to watch production, as well as the finishing of moving parts, including plates, wheels and bridges. The second floor is reserved for machining, manual polishing, the assembly of exterior parts, such as bracelets and cases, and gem-setting. The second-floor ateliers also craft spare parts required by customer service. Antique timepieces are restored here as well. The third floor is allocated to research and development endeavors, while the fourth floor is dedicated to Patek’s famous rare handcrafts, including manual engraving, enameling, guilloching and wood micro-marquetry. The fifth floor

contains a penthouse restaurant with seating for 880 as well as four VIP lounges, all with panoramic views of the spectacular Swiss landscape. It’s a Patek Philippe tradition to mark key events in the corporate history by launching limited-edition commemorative watches. So in tribute to the commissioning of the new production building, Patek released a limited-edition Calatrava. The new Reference 6007A-001 features a 324 SC caliber self-winding mechanical movement in a 40mm polished stainless-steel case, a rarity in the Patek collection. The display back boasts an imprint of the Calatrava cross and “New Manufacture 2019” inscription to commemorate the year the first work groups moved into the new building. The gray-blue dial has a white-printed five-minute scale at the periphery, a white-printed railway scale with triangular markers around the center and applied Arabic numerals in white lacquered 18K gold. Pierced baton-style hour and minute hands in white lacquered 18K gold, a white lacquered bronze sweep second hand and a date aperture at 3 o’clock complete the piece. This symbol of Patek Philippe’s new chapter is presented on a matte gray-blue calfskin strap embossed with a delicate textile motif. As only 1,000 pieces were made, you might instead consider a classic Calatrava, which with its pure lines and traditional sensibilities embodies the same spirit as the commemorative edition. The Calatrava is the very essence of the round wristwatch and one of the finest symbols of the Patek Philippe style. First introduced in 1932, the Calatrava is available as a manual-wind, time-only watch or a mechanical self-winding watch in platinum, rose gold or yellow gold with various dial and embellishment options. Calatravas are sized from 37mm to 39mm for men and 34.6mm for ladies, and each has a sapphire crystal caseback and is water-resistant to 30 meters. Supremely elegant, the Calatrava charms each new generation of watch lovers with its timeless, understated perfection. And if the new Patek production facility lives up to its promise, it will be good news for watch connoisseurs yet unborn.



Kevin Hart awards himself a statement-making luxury watch with every big career achievement, so the comedian and actor has quite a number by now. “Your passion for it grows as your financial situation grows,� the 41-year-old has said of this hobby. Here he sports a yellow gold Rolex Datejust to promote his 2019 comedy tour, Irresponsible.

FACE TIME Actor-comedian Kevin Hart is always ready to crack you up, but he’s serious about his discerning watch collecting. Just three examples from his impressive vault of luxury timepieces prove the point:

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“The effort watchmakers put into making something unique,” Hart says, “that’s what I love.” The craftsmanship shows in this Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph.

The actor has quite a few styles of the Rolex Submariner like this well-worn one, which he shows off all over Instagram.


anniversary Cosmograph Daytona in platinum. Among his dozen Rolexes are a very uncommon DayDate II 18 ct. yellow gold with baguette diamonds and a ruby dial, plus of course the classic yellow gold President Day-Date, which Hart pairs most often with jeans and a tee. The funnyman even wore his own personal Rolex Sea-Dweller in the 2015 comedy Wedding Ringer, as it fit his CEO character’s persona (and no, it wasn’t part of the script). “I think you can tell a lot about the man by the watch that he wears,” Hart has said. “Seeing the variety of watches and the different levels of how crazy this game can get is mind-blowing. It makes you respect the whole craftsmanship of a watch.” To this creative dude, horology is another art, like fashion or music. “That’s what I love.” But you didn’t think Hart’s collection stopped there, did you? Rounding out his vault are three other cornerstone brands—Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille—in an exclusive collection in which pieces start at about $85K. Collectors ogle those beauties, sure, along with his Nautilus Moonphase and Nautilus Travel Time chronographs by Patek Philippe and his Platinum Tourbillon Chronograph and limited edition ExtraThin Royal Oak by Audemars. Yup, the guy can dress the wrist from a very long list. To celebrate turning the big 4-0 last year, Hart bought himself the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Split Seconds Chronograph set in platinum on a black leather strap. It’s reportedly worth $300K. (Hart’s net worth has been estimated at $200 million.) Still, for this dad of four, collecting isn’t only about spending money and showing it off, but also about choosing investment pieces that will tell a story about his legacy. “When it’s all said and done, my kids will have my watches that they can attach to various projects that I’ve done,” Hart once told an interviewer. “You can have various pieces of luxury, but nothing happens without the hard work first.”


They’ll tell you size doesn’t matter, but watch them smile as they say it. The illustrious acting and standup comedy career of 41-year-old Kevin Hart has taken him to great heights, but ceilings are safe—the man still stands just 5’4”. And of course it does matter; he has made comedy hay out of being short since long before his 2006 debut comedy album, I’m a Grown Little Man. And as his wallet has grown over the years of success, he’s been able to indulge a passion that he confesses “had always been there”—for luxury watches. True enough, most kids growing up in a rough Philly neighborhood with a single mom and an absent dad battling drug addiction don’t end up owning a slew of shimmering, world-renowned timepieces. But a sense of humor can beget a sense of the possible, and that was apparently known by Hart. (Also, don’t jump to conclusions here: Hart’s late mom was not a bone-weary domestic but a systems analyst in the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services at the University of Pennsylvania.) The comedian put his childhood woe through the meat grinder of stand-up, but audiences didn’t always gobble it up. He was booed off the stage several times, and one night he had a piece of chicken thrown at him. But he started winning comedy competitions, and he got his big break in 2000 after Judd Apatow cast him in the college comedy Undeclared. That role led to hosting gigs, stand-up specials, comedy tours and top billing in big-budget franchises like the 2012 movie Think Like a Man. And Hart began marking each big career achievement by treating himself to a new watch. His first serious mechanical watch purchase was a Rolex Submariner, followed by a stainless steel Rolex Daytona—his favorite piece to date because “it’s such a hard watch to get,” as he told Haute Times. “After that I became a Daytona-head. I probably went through all of them.” And he’s probably not exaggerating, as the comic has an Everose Daytona and a 50th

Self-proclaimed “Daytona-head” Hart has the classic Rolex timepiece in stainless steel, Everose pink gold, platinum and this yellow gold model.

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The pride of Detroit boasts Italian supercar statistics, but make no mistake: The new GT is 100 percent American ingenuity, power and style. For starters, the twin turbo V-6 produces 660 horsepower and can generate speeds in excess of 215 mph. For luxury inside, the driver’s gauge cluster and center stack are wrapped in suede. The most recent incarnation (which starts at $500,000) is a design throwback to the GT40, Ford Motor Company’s legendary model from the mid-1960s that inspired the film Ford v Ferrari. One of two appearance options is the Heritage edition, which comes with a paint scheme reminiscent of the Le Manswinning 1968–69 racecar. For a modern look, there’s the Liquid Carbon package, a $250,000 add-on featuring a clear paint coat meant to showcase the intricate carbon fiber weave of the GT’s body.


Maybe there’s nothing as American as apple pie, but the Corvette comes darn close. Chevy’s legendary sports car has gone through various makeovers since its 1953 debut, but its eighth iteration is the most dramatic. Beginning this model year, the ’Vette is now equipped with a mid-body engine, joining the upper echelon of European exotics such as Porsche, McLaren and Lamborghini. The 6.2-liter V-8 yields supercar performance (490 horsepower, 2.8-second 0–60 time) without the accompanying supercar price (it starts at $59,995). And it’s filled with innovative tech: a front-axle lift system that can lift the body two inches in three seconds, cameras that monitor curb clearance and a rear camera that displays on the rearview mirror.



Driving enters a different stratosphere when you pass the $1 million price level: This is the world of Bugatti, Pagani, Koenigsegg and America’s own Hennessey. In 2017, the track-only Hennessey Venom F5 claimed the “fastest car in the world” title when it conquered the 300-mph barrier, and now it’s ready for the roads. The first production Venom F5 will be available in limited quantities in August at a hefty $1.8 million price tag. Named after the highest-category tornado, the Venom F5 is shaped similar to the McLaren Senna but is powered by a good old, made-in-the-U.S.A. V-8 engine with a 1,817-horsepower output.


TIVOL is proud to partner with KC Pet Project! TIVOL pet name tags are available in store and online.

$75 of each pet tag purchase will go directly to KC Pet Project!

Adopting and Adapting During a Pandemic 2020 has been a year of great change and accomplishment for KC Pet Project. With the city-wide stay- at-home order going into effect in March, not only did the organization have to quickly transition their fundraising event to be a digital one, but they also needed to quickly find homes for all of the animals housed in their facility. Once it was clear we would all be at home for a while, KC Pet Project started a month-long campaign to move every pet that they could out of the shelter into foster homes or with adopted families. More than 900 individuals and families signed up to be emergency fosters for the pets at their shelter, and more than 450 pets were adopted in just a few weeks. In May, not a single adoptable dog or cat was living in the shelter­— they were all in foster homes. KC Pet Project created a virtual adoption strategy that successfully found homes for hundreds of pets. Foster families even participated in Zoom meet-ups with potential adoptive families. The shelter is now doing virtual adoptions as well as in-person adoptions.

When visitors arrive, they are paired with an animal care team member who safely escorts them through the facility to look at adoptable pets. Throughout the pandemic, the interest in adopting pets has been high, and their team has enjoyed helping their pets find homes, even through difficult circumstances. Being in the new shelter at the KC Campus for Animal Care has made a huge impact on the way the shelter has been able to operate. At the former shelter on Raytown Road, they would often find themselves at maximum capacity, limiting their ability to effectively grow programs due to space constraints. Now, however, while still taking in 30-50 animals on most days, the new campus allows them to effectively care for the animals and accommodate visitors while adhering to social-distancing guidelines. The end goal? Finding homes for their animals. While in-person events have been cancelled for 2020, KC Pet Project has come up with several online and virtual options, including their Caturday House Party in August to raise funds for the cats

in the shelter. The event featured inhome cocktail kits for everyone to enjoy from their couches and a produced live-stream event from their Facebook page of fun cat-themed videos. TIVOL is also supporting our pets through our adorable dog tag purchases. With each pet name tag purchased, TIVOL will donate $75 to KC Pet Project. KC Pet Project is also excited to expand their new Animal Services Division, which will bring more community programs for residents and pet owners. The Keep’Em Together, KC initiative supports keeping families and their pets together. As our community goes through this difficult time, the shelter expects to see more assistance needed to keep pets with their people. Donations to the Keep ‘Em Together, KC initiative help provide vaccinations, microchips, food and other resources to ensure no one has to give up their pets because of financial hardships. To find out more about KC Pet Project and all of the ways they help animals in our community, visit kcpetproject.org.

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Boulevardier INGREDIENTS n 1 ¼ oz. bourbon or rye whiskey n 1 oz. Campari n 1 oz. sweet vermouth

DIRECTIONS Stir ingredients with ice in a mixing glass until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass or serve on the rocks. Garnish with an orange twist.





READY TO ENTERTAIN? A WORLD-RENOWNED SOMMELIER AND WINEMAKER SUGGESTS DISTINCTIVE PAIRINGS FOR A DINNER’S FIRST MOMENTS—AND ITS LAST. Perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve hosted a get-together for an evening meal. Now that we are slowly bringing back small events and gatherings, we can celebrate with family and friends. After all this time you certainly want your occasion to be special. The wine you serve with your main course will be chosen to be compatible with the entrée, certainly. But will it also suit your appetizer and dessert courses? To make a dinner truly memorable, says Rajat Parr, founder of Sandhi Wines in Santa Barbara, CA, think about giving these opening and closing chapters of your dinner’s story their own pairings. The sommelierturned-winemaker recommends ideal varietals for the first and final courses of your meal.


These two dessert-time aphrodisiacs have a lot in common—both contain antioxidants and are often go-tos after a long day, for instance—but finding the perfect combination and balancing of flavors can be difficult. “Some people like red wine with chocolate, but it’s not easy [to pair them] unless the red wine has residual sugar,” Parr says. He recommends a dry or off-dry “reddish brownish” Bual Madeira alongside milk chocolate, and a colorless white port— that’s a sweet varietal made in Portugal— for its white chocolate counterpart. If you’re serving dark chocolate that contains more than 75 percent cacao (and thus tends to have a more bitter taste), the higher alcohol content in a red zinfandel or the “off-dry ripe style” Italian-made Amarone are both great and surprising options. Bottles to try: Milk chocolate: Barbeito Bual Madeira 1982, $130 White chocolate: Dow’s White Port, $15 Dark chocolate: Tommaso Bussola Recioto Classico 2015, $54


Hors d’oeuvres, anyone? The type of dip you serve before a meal alongside raw vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and celery, should not determine what type of wine you present with it, Parr advises. No matter what, “you want light, fresh white wines with an herbaceousness to them,” he says. His picks? A vinho verde from Portugal, a sauvignon blanc or a light-bodied chenin blanc, derived from France. Bottle to try: Habit Chenin Blanc 2018, $30


There are two universal tips to keep in mind when pairing wine with cheeses, Parr says. One is that very few cheeses work with a heavier red wine due to the competing and complex flavors. And two, “young cheese goes best with younger wine, and more aged cheese pairs with slightly older white wines.” With that said, our sommelier suggests serving an exceptional chardonnay alongside cow’s milk cheeses, whereas fresh goat cheese goes nicely with the more herbal-toned sauvignon blanc. Aged goat cheese is best with a vintage bottle of sauvignon blanc or a white Bordeaux, which is essentially sauvignon blanc blended with gold-skinned grapes found in France and Australia called Sémillon. Another important thing to keep in mind? “Wines that are too oaky can cause bitterness with cheese,” Parr adds.

The sweeter the dessert, the sweeter its accompanying wine should be, our expert says. “As an overarching rule, dry wines won’t work with sweet things.” For cake, he loves a sparkling or still moscato or, if it’s a chocolate cake you’re indulging in, a sweet rosé such as Italian varietal brachetto is an unexpected pick. The French wine sauternes is an ideal companion to fruity pies, Parr says, and there is only one type of vino he’ll consider when eating cookies or biscotti. “That’s a vin santo, a sweet Italian wine,” he declares. Bottles to try: Cake: Vietti Moscato 2018, $12 Fruit pies: Château Climens 2016, $82 Biscottis/cookies: Felsina Vin Santo 2007, $40


Bottles to try: Fresh goat cheese: Vacheron Sancerre 2018, $40 Aged goat cheese: Domaine de Chevalier 2012, $60 Cow’s milk cheese: Louis Michel Chablis 2017, $90



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with brown butter, sage and nutmeg crème fraîche

There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup when it’s chilly outside. This is one of my favorites! Ingredients: 1 3-3½-lb. butternut squash 2 tbsp. canola oil 1 pinch Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste 2 sprigs sage 1 cup thinly sliced leeks, white and light green parts only ½ cup carrots, thinly sliced ½ cup shallots, thinly sliced ½ cup onions, thinly sliced 6 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 2 tbsp. honey 6 cups vegetable stock, plus extra if necessary 8 sprigs thyme, 2 sprigs Italian parsley, 2 bay leaves and ½ tsp. black peppercorns, all wrapped in a bouquet garni packet made of 2 green leek leaves 4 tbsp. unsalted butter ¼ cup crème fraîche 1 pinch nutmeg*, freshly grated 1 pinch Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste 1 splash extra virgin olive oil, to garnish * Sometimes I cheat and use bottled nutmeg.

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a small baking sheet with foil or parchment. Cut the neck off the squash and set it aside. Cut the bulb in half and scoop out and discard the seeds. Brush each half inside and outside with about 1½ teaspoons of the canola oil. Sprinkle the cavities with salt and pepper and tuck a sprig of sage into each. Place cut side down on the baking sheet and roast for one hour, or until completely tender.


Thomas Keller’s Butternut Soup

Remove the squash from oven and let cool, scoop out and reserve the flesh (discard sage). Meanwhile, using a paring knife or a peeler, carefully peel away the skin from the neck of the squash until you reach the bright orange flesh. Cut the flesh into ½inch pieces (you should have about 4 cups). Put the remaining canola oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat, add the leeks, carrots, shallots and onions to cook, stirring often, for about six minutes. Add the diced squash, garlic, 1½ teaspoons salt and ½ teaspoon pepper to cook gently for three minutes, reducing the heat as necessary to keep the garlic and squash from coloring. Stir in the honey and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock and bouquet garni, bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the squash is tender. Add the roasted squash and simmer gently for about 30 minutes for the flavors to blend. Remove from the heat and discard the bouquet garni. Transfer the soup to a blender, in batches, and purée. Strain the soup through a sieve into a bowl. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning. Let the soup cool, then refrigerate until ready to serve. Place the crème fraîche in a chilled small metal bowl and stir in nutmeg to taste. Whisk until it holds a shape. Cover and refrigerate. Reheat the soup. If it is too thick, add more vegetable stock. Heat a skillet over high heat. When it is very hot, add the butter and rotate as necessary to brown the butter evenly, scraping up any bits that settle in the bottom. As soon as the butter is a hazelnut brown, pour it into the pot of soup. Be careful not to leave the butter unattended as it can burn very quickly.


Ladle the soup into six serving bowls. Top each with a dollop of crème fraîche. Grind black pepper over the top and drizzle a little olive oil over the top to serve.

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