May 2017

We take time to smell the roses and marvel at how our gardens grow in our prettiest issue.

Dressing, a natural act

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How the beauty and complexity of the natural world have inspired fashion designers for centuries is the focus of “Force of Nature,” opening this month at the Museum at FIT.

An Indian artist for our time

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In the quietude of The Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ South and Southeast Asia Galleries lies an exhibit for the garden of the soul. “An Artist of Her Time: Y.G. Srimati and the Indian Style” (through June 5) is, in curator John Guy’s own words, “a modest show.”

The transit of Janis

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Janis Siegel – the only original female member of The Manhattan Transfer – talks with WAG’s Gregg Shapiro prior to the longtime group’s 2017 tour and gig at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill.

Revisiting the Russian Revolution

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As the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution approaches and America’s relationship with Russia commands the headlines, Seymour Topping looks at Russia’s troubled present and a scary moment in its recent past.

The gardens of the Mediterranean

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“But now it’s nearly summer and with the heady scent of jasmine, the bouquet of frangipani and the (literally) intoxicating smell of Dame de Noche, from May to September, it’s the gardens of the Mediterranean that most work their siren charms on me,” writes our Wanderer, Jeremy Wayne.

A British accent on fashion

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Jane Wilson-Marquis is the British-born, Putnam Valley-based fashion designer known for her one-of-a-kind custom work. In our September 2016 profile, she spoke of a dream – an atelier in New York City – and it has now come true with oliver + jane on the Upper East Side.

Sunscreen and the American man

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All right, men, it’s that time — warm enough to spend the days outside, whether it’s hitting the sports fields, barbecuing with your friends or perfecting your tan line. However, it’s important not to be in the summer sun without practicing proper skincare.