CONTENTS | Departments mingle; Voices for Children’s Wine Women & Shoes takes over the Canfield-Wright House. 56 AGENDA The Beach Polo Cup returns to Hotel del Coronado; paint the town at San Diego Museum of Art’s Mini Monet workshop; go wild at San Diego Zoo’s Food Wine and Brew party; hit the greens at the Scripps Clinic Invitational Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines; and more! 58 PROFILE La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley toasts his Tony win. 60 STAR San Diego native Lili Simmons sounds off on her burgeoning acting career and starring in Showtime’s Ray Donovan . STYLE & BEAUTY 63 SPOTLIGHT Alessandro Michele’s madcap vision extends to the home with the launch of Gucci Décor. 64 ACCESSORIES Forget the “it” bag. This season, it’s about the boot. 66 ACCESSORIES Classic accessories get a fierce makeover with fall’s bold scarlet renditions. 68 VOYEUR Fashion month’s buzziest moments— from the front row 70 WATCHES Timelessness endures with these classic designs. NOW IN SAN DIEGO 35 SPOTLIGHT Art San Diego heads to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the first time. 36 NOW Salt Culture’s Sophie Machado sounds off on her go-to S.D. haunts; Solana Beach’s GRACEDBYGRIT debuts a subscription box service; a roundup of all the cultural happenings going on now; Joie lands at Fashion Valley; and more! 35 SOCIETY & CULTURE 49 SPOTLIGHT A chic peek of Voices for Children’s Wine Women & Shoes fashion extravaganza 50 ON THE SCENE It was a Jimmy Buffett-approved affair at La Jolla Playhouse’s Innovation Night; art and fine furnishings collided at Poliform’s Pedro Escapa mix and 22 MODERN LUXURY SAN DIEGO SEPTEMBER 2017 | MODERNLUXURY.COM SOPHIE MACHADO PHOTO BY BECCA TEAL BATISTA; “CRIMSON SKY” ACRYLIC ON BIRCH PANEL BY KATE TAYLOR 36 72 ARBITER Celebrating the debut of his ﬁrst fragrance, Jason Wu offers his take on the world according to Wu. 16 18 20 32 LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER LETTER FROM THE EDITOR GET THE LOOK CONTRIBUTORS 74 PROFILE Entrepreneurs Patrick Herning and Kathryn Retzer give us the scoop on their new size-inclusive e-retailer, 11 Honoré.