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One Day with Demian Gabriel

"News from Nowhere" star Demian Gabriel

by Cyn. Zarco

It just happened to be Miami Film Festival weekend when Argentine model/actor Demian Gabriel (follow him on Twitter ) met his “News from Nowhere” director Paul Morrissey for a walk through Old Florida history. In from Mexico City, Demian was here for auditions and some fun in the sun. That’s my department — fun.
Our first stop: Cuban lunch at Boaters Grill, No Name Harbor in Bill Baggs State Park. This hidden waterfront boite on Cape Florida is great for grilled Florida lobster, paella, ceviche, and cold beer. Tip: Land by sea, no $8 parking fee.

No Name Harbor

Next stop, The Deering Estate.  Wedding planners were prepping. Seems we were the only ones interested in Charles Deering’s personal 1920s artifacts, inc. a 1st-edition hardback of Lolita. (Hmmm….He wintered here for five years with no TV.) Paul, a collector of antiques, specially liked the old-fashioned, block-ice fridge in the kitchen; Demian studied ye olde wine cellar behind a bank-vault steel door and a Prohibition-era faux wall. I loved the gated elevator. Made me think of Paris.

Deering Estate on Old Cutler Road

Paul wanted to see Vizcaya again, Charles’s brother James’s Italian Renaissance winter villa, so I sped through Coconut Grove only to find yet another garish wedding in the works, and the ticket booth just closed. Undaunted, Paul had me park by the delivery entrance, then we snuck into the garden cool as thieves.

What I wore: black-and-gold Ipanema flip flops, Klen Wash-on Sunscreen,  Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol perfume. Demian’s sunglasses: Ray-ban mirrored Aviators.

Photos:©Cyn.Zarco2012 

Behind the Scenes: The Eye Has to Travel

Kelly Lynch kisses "Magic City" hubby on Mitch Glazer Day.

Greg & Sandy in Covent Garden, London

"News from Nowhere" filmmaker Paul Morrissey & Demian Gabriel, Vizcaya

Greg and Mary Anne at the W Leicester Square, London

Morrissey, Glazer photos: ©Cyn. Zarco2012  

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: A Montauk Memoir

by Guy de la Toure´


   When I rented an apartment in Montauk on Long Island, I didn’t know I was following the footsteps of the founder of Miami Beach, Carl Fisher. Maybe my subconscious took me to this special place. My love of the 1920s and ’30s is why I live in South Beach.
   I read that Fisher bought Montauk, three times bigger than Miami Beach, for $2.5 million in 1925. He put in $7 million. It was his second, and last, dream resort build-out. His vision — Monte Carlo on the Atlantic. His motto:
                                                  “Miami in the winter, Montauk in the summer.”
But, dampened by the 1927 hurricane then the Depression, the heydays of Montauk Beach were short-lived.
   I had never been to Montauk before. I flew in to New York, rented a car and drove up on Thursday before the bumper-to-bumper weekend traffic. I loved it, especially riding horses on the beach and having lobster for BYOB lunch at Duryea’s Lobster Deck & Seafood Market. duryealobsters.com
 We watched the sun set (and Julianne Moore sitting nearby) at The Crow’s Nest Inn.  I wore my blue-and-white Swims loafers from Babalu. They matched the decor!
   One night we were walking in the dark in the middle of the road waiting for a taxi when we saw this “Psycho” – looking motel. Here is a picture of the Breakers taken with my iPhone 4.
The tales of Montauk live on. I couldn’t stop Google-ing. In the mid-Seventies, Mick Jagger rented a cottage from Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey for $5,000/month at the huge Eothen estate [now owned by J. Crew]. Mick’s good friend, photographer Peter Beard, also lived there. It didn’t take long for the Stones to turn it into their rehearsal studio.
Mick would bring in his own bottle of Grand Marnier to the Shagwong Tavern. Bianca would duck into the kitchen and shuck clams. shagwong tavern
   Mick wrote this song about Annie Liebovitz, their tour photographer:
Memory Motel
“We spent a lonely night at the Memory Motel
It’s on the ocean, I guess you know it well
It took a starry to steal my breath away
Down on the waterfront Her hair drenched in spray “
(c) 1975 Jagger-Richards/Rolling Stones-Virgin Records

 
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