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end our year the way we be­gan it - with NERVO, but this time, in ad­di­tion to our in­ter­view, we hung out with them right be­fore their Lavo NYC show to shoot the In­ter­na­tional EDM DJ duo. Liv and Mim have been trav­el­ing, DJing around the world, re­leas­ing new mu­sic and con­tin­u­ing to con­nect with their fans.

We brought them to Grammy win­ner and mu­sic icon, Desmond Child's home (we have an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with Desmond fol­low­ing this in­ter­view), which was the per­fect lo­ca­tion for this shoot. We talked with them about what they're up to, who they've been work­ing with, where they'd like to per­form, their up­com­ing show for NYE at the W in Mi­ami and what fes­ti­vals you'll see them in dur­ing 2018.

ATHLEISURE MAG: We kicked off the year with an in­ter­view with you ladies and it's only fit­ting that we close it with you as well as you're grac­ing our Dec cover - what has been a snap­shot of this year from what you were up to per­son­ally, mu­si­cally, - what­ever you wish to share.

NERVO: We have had a year of ab­so­lute mad­ness. Lots of great things go­ing on that we just need to pinch our­selves some­times. We also are just do­ing our best to keep our heads above wa­ter and en­joy the lit­tle mo­ments you know… We think all tour­ing artists or just busy peo­ple in gen­eral are the same. There’s a lot of pres­sure mixed with a lot of adren­a­line filled mo­ments. It can be a lot some­times!

AM: You ladies are mul­ti­ple threats as you're DJ's, pro­duc­ers, song­writ­ers, com­posers, mod­els, brand am­bas­sadors, etc., so it was only fit­ting to have you shoot in Desmond Child's home - can you share some of your projects that you did this year or next year?

N: Tell us about it - Desmond Child is a to­tal leg­end. What an hon­our to be shoot­ing in his home! Love how we decked his house out.

So… We re­leased a bunch of mu­sic this year, in­clud­ing a few col­labs - one with New York based band Sofi Tukker and some oth­ers with more dance artists like DVBBS and Danny Avila, Oh, and then there’s the col­lab we wrote with Cheif Keef which was pretty spe­cial! We have been tour­ing mainly Europe for the sum­mer, but we also have our res­i­dency at Om­nia in Las Ve­gas, which gets us over to The USA about 16 times a year.

We have a bunch of new songs in the works which we are fo­cus­ing in on now. Quar­ters 4 and 1 are al­ways for mak­ing new mu­sic and that means tour­ing a bit less.

AM: What's the process like when you're cre­at­ing your mu­sic and how is it dif­fer­ent when you're cre­at­ing some­thing for an­other artist?

N: We’re more re­laxed when we make mu­sic for oth­ers or even for a col­lab­o­ra­tion. Some­thing about it be­ing less pres­sure. When it’s your own record sud­denly you feel like peo­ple are go­ing to hate on you if they don’t like it. It’s a part time job block­ing out that noise!

AM: How do you go about find­ing in­spiWe

ra­tion for up­com­ing projects?

N: We are con­stantly in­spired. To be hon­est we don’t have enough time to not be in­spired. We have so many un­fin­ished ideas that we just need an ex­tra 2 days a week to fin­ish. We must be ADHD or some­thing.

AM: What is a NERVO Christ­mas like do you make it home to Aus­tralia for the hol­i­day, do you guys cook and what gifts are you look­ing for this year?

N: It’s pretty low key and is the same ev­ery year. We have a huge lunch in our fam­ily home in Mel­bourne, then we all go to our Aunty Mary and Un­cle Max’s home for more food, and then we even­tu­ally pass out around 10pm with belly’s so full that we couldn’t dream of eat­ing din­ner! Left­overs are eaten for the next 4 days or so. We are Ital­ian/Aus­tralian so there’s al­ways SO much food!

AM: This NYE, where are you play­ing and what about 2018 makes you ex­cited to ring it in?

N: We are play­ing Mi­ami­i­i­i­iii! At the W Ho­tel. We can’t wait!! Mi­ami is just the best for New Year's Eve. We think we might hang around a few days and have some beach time and Cuban food.

AM: What's on your playlist at the mo­ment that gets you up and mov­ing?

N: Mas­sively in­spired by what Jax Jones is do­ing at the mo­ment. Sam­pling Booka Shade and flip­ping it into a 2017 an­them! Go JJ!

AM: Where are some fes­ti­vals/cities that you'll be hit­ting this year that we can ex­pect to see you per­form­ing at?

N: We are play­ing To­mor­row­land in Bel­gium again. Al­ways a yearly high­light! We are also play­ing Cream­fields in South Amer­ica. And of course every­one can catch us at Ushuaia in Ibiza and Om­nia/Hakkas­san in The USA for our res­i­den­cies.

AM: What is a gig that you would like to do ie. Su­per Bowl Half Time show, that you have yet to be asked to do but want to check off your bucket list?

N: Prob­a­bly Coachella. It’s such a great fes­ti­val and one of the only ones we have never been asked to play at. We don't think they like us. ha! Maybe we're too bub­bly or main­stream or some­thing... We dunno. But we have been to the fes­ti­val and it's such a great vibe. Al­ways per­fect weather.

AM: You're rock­ing a lot of fun styles through­out our Dec cover shoot, but what is your per­sonal style when you head out to play a set for NYE ver­sus when you're hang­ing out?

N: We like to dress things up when we play a gig. We love body suits, ly­cra, face jewels, creep­ers, teased up hair, more is more. When we are hang­ing out we’re a lot more chilled and ca­sual - for ex­am­ple we are lov­ing the Fenty clothes that we wore in the shoot for our travel/stu­dio days!

AM: You guys travel a lot, what are your 3 musts that you take with you no mat­ter what city you're rock­ing in to feel like you're at home?

N: Ii­jin snake skin sil­ver and gold shoes (for Liv), Hair­spray (for Mim), and our lap­tops (for both of us).

AM: The Win­ter Olympics are com­ing up and we're fans of curl­ing, what teams/sports are you cheer­ing for?

N: Ooohh we’ll have to check it out!! We do love to ski so that’s some­thing we would like to watch. Does Aus­tralia even have a team ? If Aus­tralia is com­pet­ing then we would have to go for them but if they don’t then we would go for Italy be­cause that is where our par­ents were born :).

NERVO YORK CRED­ITS

COVER + PG 14 | FENTY X PUMA Blocked Track Jacket + Blocked Taped Track Pant | OUT­DOOR VOICES Sport Bra | FENTY X PUMA An­kleS­trap Sneaker | FENTY X PUMA Mon­day Cap |

| FRAME Le Orig­i­nal Patch Jacket | FENTY X PUMA Hooded Zip Front Leo­tard | FENTY X PUMA Printed Bra | RUBEN GALARRETA Leg­ging Har­ness |

PG 16 | BLACK MILK Fa­tale Dress | LA­GOS JEW­ELRY Black Beaded Caviar Bracelet | ARTISTS' OWN Wrapped Bracelet, Charm Bracelet, Watch + Hat |

PG 19 | MCM Shear­ling Bag | ARTISTS' OWN Bra, Shorts + Scarf |

PG 20 | SPLEN­DID Racer­back Turtle­neck Sport Bra | EL­IZ­A­BETH ACKERMAN Palazzo Palm Pants | DIANA ROSH FUR Olive + Blue Fur Coat | LOVE KNITZ Hat |

PG 21 | DIANA ROSH FUR Mul­ti­color Coat | HAT ATTCK Arm Warm­ers | MIRA RAE Vel­vet Leg­gings | MCM Shear­ling Hat |

PG 22 | ROMPLY Blush Wrap Rom­per | HAT AT­TACK Hat | LA­GOS JEW­ELRY Ring | ARTISTS' OWN Bra |

PG 25 | ROMPLY Navy/Gold Ta­pes­try Rom­per | NINA JEW­ELRY Swarovski Ban­gle | MCM Polke Back­pack in Starry Eyed Bunny | ARTISTS' OWN Marcher Jacket |

Athleisure Mag read­ers know that a num­ber of our shoots take place in lux­ury apart­ments that have yet to be re­leased to the pub­lic or are be­ing sold. We tend to main­tain the pri­vacy of the home­own­ers; how­ever, this shoot was per­fectly aligned as it took place at Grammy-win­ning and Emmy-nom­i­nated song­writer/ pro­ducer Desmond Child's home!

He is one of the most ac­com­plished hit-mak­ers, hav­ing writ­ten and pro­duced more than eighty Bill­board Top 40 hits span­ning five decades in­clud­ing "Livin' On A Prayer”, “You Give Love A Bad Name”, “I Was Made For Lovin' You”, “Dude Looks Like A Lady”, “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” and “Wak­ing Up In Ve­gas.” From Aero­smith to Zedd, his genre-de­fy­ing col­lab­o­ra­tions also in­clude Bon Jovi, KISS, Mot­ley Crew, Joan Jett, Cher, Michael Bolton, Cyndi Lau­per, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguil­era, Kelly Clark­son, Car­rie Un­der­wood, Garth Brooks, Meat Loaf, Se­lena Gomez, Katy Perry, Sia, Mickey Mouse and Ker­mit the Frog, selling over 500 mil­lion records world­wide as well as down­loads, YouTube views and stream­ing plays al­ready in the bil­lions. His up­com­ing au­to­bi­og­ra­phy LIVIN' ON A PRAYER: BIG SONGS BIG LIFE with David Ritz is sched­uled for re­lease in the Fall 2018. Desmond Child was in­ducted into the Song­writ­ers Hall of Fame in 2008 and serves on its Board of Di­rec­tors as well as the Board of ASCAP. In 2012 he co-founded the Latin Song­writ­ers Hall of Fame and serves as its Chair­man/CEO. He is also Chair­man of The Foun­tains of Mu­sica Foun­da­tion, who’s mis­sion is to com­plete Alan LeQuire's aquatic bronze mas­ter­piece MU­SICA lo­cated at the en­trance to Nashville’s Mu­sic Row.

ATHLEISURE MAG: It was an honor to shoot in your beau­ti­ful home and NERVO was very ex­cited to see that they were in your apart­ment. Please share with our read­ers about how you got into the mu­sic busi­ness and whom you have worked with.

DESMOND CHILD: My beau­ti­ful mother, the late Cuban poet and Bolero com­poser Elena Casals, was al­ways writ­ing her ro­man­tic and soul­ful songs at her old up­right pi­ano on the dairy farm in Hawthorn, Florida, where I was born in 1953. At that time, I didn’t know that most peo­ple don’t write songs as a nat­u­ral ex­pres­sion of the ups and downs of or­di­nary life. I would sit on my mother's lap at the pi­ano and bang out long un­re­peat­able

clas­si­cal sound­ing im­pro­vi­sa­tions. As soon as I could sit up­right, she would make me play for her bo­hemian friends sit­ting around on the floor smok­ing and drink­ing dur­ing the Mad Men era when that was ac­tu­ally still good for you.

Not be­ing able to af­ford a gift, I wrote my first of­fi­cial pop song ti­tled “Birth­day Blues” at the age of 15 in 1968 as a birth­day trib­ute to a beau­ti­ful girl I was try­ing to im­press named Laura Stern. Af­ter that, I never looked back and kept writ­ing songs all the way into the Song­writ­ers Hall of Fame, where I was in­ducted into in 2008. That only took 40 years. ;)

ATHLEISURE MAG: Your home is awe­some and there were so many el­e­ments that were amaz­ing, but we all en­joyed your pi­ano - when did you de­cide that you would have th­ese no­table tal­ents sign your pi­ano, and are there sig­na­tures that you have yet to get, but still want to have in there?

DC: It was a ran­dom day, and I was walk­ing down 57th Street, and when I got to the Stein­way show­room, I looked through the win­dow and saw this gor­geous Stein­way D lit up like it was on a stage. I went in, sat down at it, and it seemed to just play it­self. I ended up buy­ing it on the spot, but I had to put it in stor­age for 2 years while my apart­ment was be­ing ren­o­vated. When the time fi­nally came to move-in the pi­ano, I had to hire a crane to lift it up on its side in a mas­sive wooden crate and slip it through the liv­ing room win­dow.

It was an in­cred­i­ble feat that tied up Fifth Av­enue traf­fic and pissed-off a lot of peo­ple.

As soon as I started do­ing writ­ing ses­sions with top stars or im­por­tant visi­tors, I would ask them to write their names in the pi­ano along with the date. It started to get crowded in there and some names are com­pletely un­rec­og­niz­able, so I guess I will have to cre­ate a map of the stars to keep track of them all.

Th­ese are the names I would love to have in the pi­ano: Joni Mitchell, Sir El­ton John, Aretha Franklin, Jen­nifer Hud­son, Sade, Imo­gen Heap, Paul Stan­ley & Gene Sim­mons, Bey­once & Jay Z, Steven Tyler, and Joe Perry. AM: Are there projects that you are work­ing on that you can share with us?

DC: I am just putting the fin­ish­ing touches on my auto-bi­og­ra­phy - LIVIN' ON A PRAYER: BIG SONGS BIG LIFE with David Ritz. I hope to re­lease in the fall of 2018.

AM: What is cur­rently on your playlist?

DC: I only play two records ever… AMOROSO by Jaoa Gil­berto, pro­duced by my dear late friend Tommy LiPuma, and Sade’s epic LOVE DELUX. Over the past 5 years I’ve added Con­cha Buika’s rare but ex­quis­ite al­bums. Any other mu­sic I hear is by ac­ci­dent.

AM: With New Years Eve just around the cor­ner, what's the per­fect playlist

As soon as I could sit up­right, she would make me play for her bo­hemian friends sit­ting around on the floor smok­ing and drink­ing dur­ing the Mad Men era when that was ac­tu­ally still good for you.

that we should be cre­at­ing to cel­e­brate the end of 2017 and the start of 2018?

DC: Any of Amy Grants 5 Christ­mas al­bums. Amy is my hus­band Cur­tis’ fa­vorite artist of all time…. It just ain’t Christ­mas with­out Amy Grant.

We en­joyed find­ing out more about Desmond Child and his home which is cur­rently on the mar­ket. We sat down with Louise Phillips Forbes of Hal­stead prop­er­ties to find out more about 1215 Fifth Av­enue #8CD as well as the neigh­bor­hood it re­sides in.

ATHLEISURE MAG: There are so many great as­pects to this apart­ment, from its lay­out to the IN­CRED­I­BLE views of Cen­tral Park - what can you tell us about this prop­erty?

LOUISE PHILIPS FORBES: What’s not to envy in this ex­cep­tional home?! It’s a full-floor com­bi­na­tion apart­ment with panoramic views of Cen­tral Park that are breath­tak­ing year-round, and an abun­dance of cus­tom de­signer de­tails like art-deco mold­ings and Vene­tian plas­ter walls. The grand and ex­pan­sive for­mal liv­ing room is an en­ter­tainer’s dream with four large pic­ture win­dows (man­u­fac­tured by Hope's) fac­ing west, high-beamed ceil­ings and a stat­uesque wood-burn­ing fire­place. Plus, the spec­tac­u­lar views carry through to the for­mal din­ing room. A peace­ful re­treat, the mas­ter suite also show­cases the Cen­tral Park views and fea­tures su­perbly crafted built-ins and an over­sized walk-in closet that re­sem­bles a lux­ury bou­tique. You can es­cape to the spa in the el­e­gant Vitro­lite tile and Ter­razzo mas­ter bath­room with a deep soak­ing tub, dou­ble sink van­ity, walk-in steam shower, and heated floors. But it's the park views that will trans­port you to an­other world. A culi­nary de­light, the eat-in chef's kitchen is the heart of the home with an open de­sign that in­cludes a sub­stan­tial ca­sual din­ing/liv­ing and me­dia area. Kitchen high­lights are the so­phis­ti­cated Ter­razzo coun­ter­tops, abun­dance of pantry stor­age cab­i­nets, and high-end ap­pli­ances. A cov­eted laun­dry room holds the side-by-side and full-size Miele washer and Asko dryer with a sink and stor­age. To top it off, there is a new state-of-the-art Lutron light­ing sys­tem and Cre­stron in­te­grated sur­round audio sys­tem with built-in speak­ers all through the apart­ment. Two over­sized bed­rooms and a sec­ond full bath­room com­plete the home with through-wall AC's in ev­ery room and great clos­ets through­out. It’s pretty close to per­fect!

AM: What ameni­ties are of­fered in this build­ing for res­i­dents?

LFP: A pre-war trea­sure, the Bris­bane House at 1215 Fifth Av­enue was de­vel­oped and built in 1928 by dis­tin­guished jour­nal­ist and colum­nist for Hearst news­pa­pers, Arthur Bris­bane, and de­signed by the renowned ar­chi­tec­tural firm Schultze & Weaver. The beau­ti­ful 16-story lime­stone-and-caramel-brick build­ing boasts an el­e­gant lobby and full-ser­vice ameni­ties, in­clud­ing 24hour door­man, live-in su­per­in­ten­dent, pri­vate court­yard, fit­ness area, cen­tral laun­dry room, per­sonal stor­age, bike stor­age, and pet-friendly at­ti­tude.

AM: Tell us about the neigh­bor­hood that is di­rectly around this build­ing and what neigh­bor­hood is this con­sid­ered?

LFP: A premier res­i­dence nes­tled near Carnegie Hill, this el­e­gant gem is con­ve­niently lo­cated across from Cen­tral Park and along Mu­seum Mile with easy ac­cess to world-class ex­hibits at the Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art, the Frank Lloyd Wright-de­signed Guggen­heim Mu­seum, and the Cooper He­witt Smith­so­nian De­sign Mu­seum, among oth­ers. Fifth Av­enue and Madi­son Av­enue beckon with high-end bou­tique shop­ping and fine art gal­leries, plus there is an abun­dance of dis­tin­guished restau­rants, charm­ing cafes, gourmet gro­cers, su­per­mar­kets, Equinox Fit-

ness Club, the 92nd Street Y, and many pop­u­lar re­tail des­ti­na­tions.

AM: For those that are in­ter­ested in pur­chas­ing this unit, how can they find out more in­for­ma­tion?

LFP: It would be very easy to call this stun­ning apart­ment home given the grandeur of the rooms, de­signer de­tails through­out, and abun­dance of Cen­tral Park views! To sched­ule an ap­point­ment, sim­ply con­tact me di­rectly and I will be happy to give you a pri­vate tour and dis­cuss the pur­chas­ing de­tails. You can reach me via email at lphillips@hal­stead.com or at 212-3813329.

AM: Where can read­ers find out about ad­di­tional prop­er­ties that you rep­re­sent?

LFP: Visit my web­site at http://louisephillips­forbes.com/ and click on the tab for “My List­ings”. You can view pic­tures, 3D floor plans, and videos along with de­tailed de­scrip­tions of each prop­erty I’m work­ing with from down­town to up­town. The avail­able homes range from a three-bed­room loft apart­ment in Tribeca to a 6-story grand town­house on the Up­per East Side.

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