Necessary Luxury: Gelila and Wolfgang Puck

James Wojcik

The restaurater recently opened Cut in New York, with interiors by his designer wife.

“Where to begin!” Gelila says. “My tribal embroidered stole is my best-kept secret to looking effortlessly stylish. I like to pair it with my black Elsa Peretti bone cuff. I do all my drawing with Sakura Pigma No. 1 pens, and I carry them in a pink crocodile pencil holder. This way I never have to search for one when an idea comes.” “Can I get in here?” Wolfgang asks. “I’m a chocolate fanatic! I like 70 percent cocoa and prefer—yes, I’m biased—the chocolates made by one of our pastry chefs, like Kamel Guechida. I always want to be trying new restaurants, so I call my chef friends all around the globe for suggestions to eat where they live. Dean Fearing, of Fearing’s in Dallas, is who I last called.”