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/////////////////////////////////////// / ///// 52 JENNIE NUNN 92 86 JACK SAVAGE MARK ELLWOOD 78 68 CHRIS BERTRAM HEIDI MITCHELL 68 MELISSA MAHONEY WRITER WRITER WRITER WRITER WRITER Los Angeles native Jennie Nunn, who inks “By the Book” (page 52) is a former full-time editor at 7x7, California Home+Design, and Sunset. Her work has appeared in publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, The Denver Post, Luxe Interiors+Design, C, Hospitality Design, AFAR, 5280, Gotham, and more. She’s currently based in Denver, Colo. Jack Savage, who wrote the “Water Warriors” feature story (page 92) is the author of multiple books about Chris-Craft boats. He lives in a historic farmhouse near Wolfeboro, N. H., and spends time plying the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee in his Chris-Craft Lancer or sailing the coast of Maine in his Bristol Corsair.  Mark Ellwood uncovers Scotland’s whisky warriors in “Scotland: Distilled and Decadent” (page 86). He writes for the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Condé Nast Traveler, where he is a contributing editor. Ellwood is the author of Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World, which explores our culture’s snowballing obsession with deals and discounts, from Prada to Primark. DREAM BOAT: Chris-Craft XK-19 (a TAKE-AWAY IN WHISKY RESEARCH: Isolated communities like those of the Outer Hebrides are finding ways to thrive in a globalized world. It will help keep the economy even as traditional industries like fishing ebb away.  Chris Bertram, who interviewed Darren Clarke in “Bahamian Bliss” (page 78), was editor of UK Today’s Golfer magazine and was publisher of National Club Golfer magazine before becoming a freelance writer. In addition to interviewing the world’s top golfers for various media outlets, he also edits the Courses & Travel section of Golf World magazine and covers numerous sports for the BBC.  Heidi Mitchell, who interviews cover star Joe Deitch in “Master of the Multiplier Effect” (page 68), is a journalist and editor with more than 20 years’ experience writing about culture, travel, trends, real estate, politics, and people. She was the editor in chief of Town + Country Travel for four years before going freelance six years ago. Mitchell is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and Travel + Leisure, among other publications. She splits her time between Chicago, New York City, and Greenwich, Conn. Melissa Mahoney, who frames Joe Deitch in “Master of the Multiplier Effect” (page 68) is a truth seeker who uses her lens to capture her subject’s soul. Early success as a fashion photographer brought her to the couture capitals of Paris and New York. Fate led to her transition as a celebrity photographer when she shot Aerosmith, capturing multiple tours from the U.S. to Europe. A model, rockstar, barista, or pan handler get the same love in front of her lens. TOP INTERVIEW: Texas State Senator TOOL OF THE TRADE: Canon.  sweet little hot-rod of a boat from the 1970s). BUCKET-LIST INTERVIEW: Not so much an interview, but I would go back in time and meet my grandfather, Harold “Bus” Nunn. He played pro football for the AFL team, the Boston Shamrocks, and was director of safety for The Manhattan Project.   my own boat as the sun comes up, and breakfast at Akwa Marina in The Weirs. FAVORITE SPIRIT: Nothing isn’t improved an ad hoc hour debating the elite golf courses of Britain and Ireland. Heavenly for a golf course nerd like me. with a slug of Campari. INTERVIEW WISH LIST: Tiger Woods (the SURPRISE DISCOVERY: Chris-Craft built and sold sailboats as well as powerboats in the 1960s. TOP TODAY SHOW MOMENT: I didn’t realize that Savannah Guthrie was pregnant when I handed her a snifter of Russian vodka to sample during a segment in Sochi! only major golfer of the past 30 years I haven’t spoken to). Outside of sport, Barack Obama. TOP LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE MEMORY: Early morning cruise on TAKE AWAY IN INTERVIEWING LISA GENOVA: Awareness and BUCKET-LIST TRIP: A return to compassion is everything. And, never take mental health for granted.  Caracas, Venezuela, where I spent time growing up. Not a great destination today, sadly. FAVORITE DENVER RESTAURANT: The Plimoth.  TOP DARREN CLARKE MOMENT: We spent NEXT TRIP: Mozambique, where I first traveled in 2006. It looks like the Maldives, but there’s none of the anodyne honeymoon factory-type hoteling. FAVORITE GOLF COURSE: I’ve played all 100 of Golf World’s Top 100 in GB&I, but Royal County Down in Northern Ireland is my number one. Out of the UK, Morfontaine in France and Pinehurst in North Carolina. Wendy Davis, champion of women’s rights, for a September issue of Vogue magazine. PHOTOGRAPHER CURRENT BOSTON OBSESSION: CURRENTLY READING: The Goldfinch Bristol lounge at the Four Seasons has been around forever. Great piano bar and wine list. (94 percent done!). PHOTOGRAPHER I MOST ADMIRE: NEXT TRIP: Suzhou, China. FAVORITE WORD: Exceedingly. Annie Leibovitz, not because she’s a woman. You see one of her photos, you know its hers. And Michael Thompson. He has a gift of making every celebrity look their best. CO N TRI B UTORS 68 78 92 68 86 52 12 ISSUE ONE | ASPIRE ASPIRE | ISSUE ONE 13