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Town & Country

Town & Country Summer 2021

Town & Country features the latest in luxury, from beautiful homes, sumptuous dining to exotic locations. In 11 gorgeous annual issues, Town & Country covers the arts, fashion and culture, bringing the best of everything to America's trendsetters

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R 99,78
R 285,34
10 Issues

in this issue

3 min
he’s got magic to do

For decades award-winning actor Ben Vereen—who originated roles on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar and Pippin and was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of “Chicken” George Moore in 1977’s landmark television adaptation of Roots—has proven to be a trifecta of talent, mastering film, television, and the stage. Not one to let his accolades outshine his purpose, Vereen talks here of his humble beginnings and why Black stories need to be told. Was there a choice you made, whether in your personal life or your career, that has greatly affected who you are today? BEN VEREEN: You know, I didn’t really prepare for this. I didn’t go, “Well, you know what, I want to be a star. I want to be on Broadway, I want to be in movies.” That wasn’t…

1 min
pop quiz

WHAT DO YOU GET THE GUY WHO IS EVERYTHING? Introducing the Canfield Speedway—the ultimate Father’s Day gift. Shinola’s first-ever automatic chronograph features a tachymeter, a scale on the bezel that converts time elapsed into speed traveled. This limited-edition watch puts both style and performance on the fast track. GIFT IN THE FAST LANE AT SHINOLA.COM the strap premium perforated leather Smooth and supple, the Canfield Speedway’s leather strap evokes the sporty style of a fine pair of racing gloves. the case polished stainless steel The 44 mm case features a heavy coin edge, anodized aluminum pusher collars, and an exhibition caseback that offers a full view of the engine at work. the dial tachymeter speed scale Reminiscent of a car odometer, the Canfield Speedway’s dial showcases a bold, tricolor tachymeter, which easily measures the speed of a vehicle over a known…

2 min
is that music we hear?

New York City in the summertime isn’t for everyone. It’s easy to love an afternoon in Central Park, a ride on the Cyclone, or a splurge at a Mister Softee truck (swirled cone with a cherry dip, please!), but finding joy amid the sweltering temperatures and teeming crowds is no small feat. To see a New York summer onscreen in In the Heights (opening in theaters and on HBO Max on June 11), however, you’d never know it wasn’t paradise. In director Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of the Tony-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes (which tells the story of Usnavi, a Washington Heights bodega owner, and the friends and family who surround him, and features a cast that includes Anthony Ramos, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Corey Hawkins, and Jimmy Smits),…

1 min
alumni association

David Solomon Goldman’s CEO, a Milken acolyte, was roasted for DJing a Hamptons concert at the height of the pandemic. Richard Handler The Jefferies chief is at war with former investors over a SPAC that belly-flopped. Gary Winnick The former Milken partner led the telecom giant Global Crossing until its splashy collapse in the early 2000s. Stephen Feinberg Billionaire boss of Cerberus Capital, which somehow bankrupted 204-year-old weapons maker Remington. GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO (PAGES); JEFF KRAVITZ/FILMMAGIC/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SOLOMON); ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES (WINNICK); PETER FOLEY/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES (HANDLER); JAHI CHIKWENDIU/WASHINGTON POST/GETTY IMAGES (FEINBERG)…

1 min
handle with care

STEP 1: The movement, the most vital organ, is de-cased. The gears, jewels, levers, and spring are all inspected. STEP 2: Key parts are lubricated and replaced, and the dial is polished to its original luster. STEP 3: Over 24 hours, the watch is road-tested in conditions simulating those on a wearer’s wrist. STEP 4: A machine like Tony Stark’s rice cooker tests for waterproofness and pressure seal. Feel free to go diving afterward. STEP 5: After two weeks of tuneups, case and bracelet are reunited, et voilà—a new look! And no recovery time, either.…

1 min
renewal notice

Long before Bulgari made it a house signature in the 1940s, the serpent had been an alluring and seductive symbol for centuries. The figure can be traced back to the Hellenistic period; it loomed especially large in ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Then there was Elizabeth Taylor, who gave the motif’s appeal a jolt when she wore a coiled gold snake armband in 1963’s Cleopatra. Its magnetism hasn’t waned since. Bulgari has continually revisited the theme in glamorous jewels, watches, and accessories. Recently, the maison tapped Mary Katrantzou to design a capsule collection of handbags (and a fragrance) featuring the iconic snake, which the Greek fashion designer did with her signature use of exuberant color and pattern. “The Serpenti holds powerful meaning to me personally as a symbol of rebirth and…