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Tory On: Summer 2014

We talk to Tory about the new Summer 2014 collection. Here wearing the Jessa top, Eliana pant and Maquis bag, she tells us about the inspirations, the looks, the accessories and how it all ties back to her own gardens.

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  • Spotlight on: Tory's Garden slide1
  • Spotlight on: Tory's Garden slide2
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The Summer 2014 collection is here. And as you’ll find out, much of the inspiration stems from Tory’s own garden. Learn all about it here.

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Dips in the pool and dappled sun rays. Palm fronds waving in the warm breeze. Bare legs and shorter hemlines. Filmed by Robert Nethery, with Julia Holter’s jazzy In the Green Wild as soundtrack, models Bette Franke, Lindsey Wixson and Oli Lacey have one message for us: summer’s calling.

Shop the Summer 2014 Collection.

  • Word of Mouth: Alexander Calder at Christie's
  • Word of Mouth: Alexander Calder at Christie's
  • Word of Mouth: Alexander Calder at Christie's

Alexander Calder is perhaps best known for his gently bobbing mobiles, those playful wire works that exist somewhere between sculpture and free-floating drawing (an “inky” contour here, a dab of “red paint” there). But there’s more to this artist’s oeuvre. Did you know, for instance, that he painted a trio of Braniff planes in the Seventies? Or that the famous Ellies, the elephant-shaped prize given to winners of the National Magazine Awards, is a design of his? Or that he was a jeweler, who whipped up beautiful steel and brass brooches and rings? And a painter and printmaker too? This week you can check out some of Calder’s other works at an online-only auction at Christie’s — or swing by the Tory Burch Madison Avenue flagship to see all the pieces going under the virtual hammer. The special pop-up exhibition, which features Calder’s illustrations, gouaches and jewelry, launches with a private shopping event on Wednesday and opens to the public on Thursday and Friday.

From left: Rattle in the Orange, 1969; Untitled, 1965; Le Cheval-Caillou, 1968

Jill Brooke On: The Need to Say No

If you’re looking for advice on saying no to the bullies in your life, keep reading. Author Jill Brooke — who’s been featured on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer and The Perri Peltz Show on Sirius — shares a few tips from her latest book.

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Tory Entertains: Easter Lunch

For this quintessentially spring holiday, Tory’s lunch table is a spread of seasonal favorites — asparagus, sugar snap peas, rhubarb. The meal kicks off with a touch of heat — and a nod to the most Easter of motifs, thanks to Sriracha-infused deviled eggs — and progresses through to a cooling finale, courtesy a velvety custard tart.

Menu by Chef Adam Ben’Ous

Insta-Flowers: Dutch Flower Line

Whether it’s a posy of pastel peonies or a batch of ranunculus blooms, nothings says Easter quite like beautiful spring flowers. The colorful blooms here come courtesy of New York flower market Dutch Flower Line, which uploads photos daily to its Instagram — so even if you can’t make it to the market in person, you’re so close to the bouquets, you can almost smell them…

In Memoriam: Gabriel García Márquez

“There is always something left to love.” — Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Few writers can transport us to realms quite like Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel Prize winner from Aracataca, Colombia. One of our favorite novelists, he embodied the spirit of powerful storytelling — weaving tales full of beauty and wonder. For all the hours we’ve lost in your imagination… thank you.

Katty Kay On: The Confidence Code

In researching their bestseller Womenomics, journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman discovered a curious thing: even some of the most successful women, at the top of their careers, lacked the self-assurance that many of their male colleagues had. So the pair did their homework and dug deeper, resulting in their new book The Confidence Code, which explores the culture and reasons behind this confidence gap. While the science of it all makes for a fascinating read — just wait till you get to the chapter about genes and brain plasticity — the authors have peppered in plenty of engaging (and personal) anecdotes as well as a handy how-to guide to upping your confidence factor. Here, we talk one-on-one with Katty.

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Meet the Stylist: Martha Ward

With a penchant for print-mixing and feminine pieces and a love of Sixties fashion, London-based stylist Martha Ward is the perfect guide to Spring style. Here, the founder of Martha Magpie — who also happens to be a contributing editor at vogue.co.uk — shares her tips, plus her hometown’s can’t-miss shopping stops.

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French bistro Le Bilboquet caused a shockwave through New York’s Upper East Side when its doors shut last winter. It’s where ladies who lunch, well, lunch — alongside a host of bold-faced names such as Sting and Bill Clinton. Fortunately for its devoted following, it reopened in a new location a few blocks away on East 60th — and the late-night table dancing and perennially packed lunch hour have returned as well. As the mercury rises and our thoughts turn to the perfect spring salad, we couldn’t think of anyone more fitting than Chef Julien Jouhannaud there to consult on the ultimate Salad Niçoise.

  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival
  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival
  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival
  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival

With the Tribeca Film Festival kicking off tomorrow, we’ve put together a checklist of some of our favorites to watch — all documentaries because, sometimes, real life can be greater than fiction. There’s the highly-anticipated world premiere of Dior and I, which chronicles the creation of Raf Simons’ first Dior couture collection. For the musically-inclined, there’s an homage to James Brown — exploring his rags-to-riches story and his civil rights work — produced by Mick Jagger. The Other One: The Long Strange Career of Bob Weir throws a spotlight on the Grateful Dead’s lesser-known guitarist — the one who wasn’t Jerry Garcia. And speaking of trips, the lineup is rounded out with experimental film On a Human Scale which reimagines the people of New York City as an audiovisual instrument. What’s on your must-see list?


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