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CONTENTS 18- DIOR THE LEGENDARY IMAGES 26 JENNIFER LOPEZ DEBUTS

NEW SHOW IN LAS VEGAS 28 THE RETURN TO LUXURY - KILIAN HENNESSY 32 BEST VALENTIES GIFT TRENDS 36 GALIA LAHAV INTERNATIONAL

PHOTO SHOOT 40 INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT

OF OVERSTOCK.COM 47 CHIC LA SECTION 50 COVER STORY FEATURING

LISA VANDERPUMP 58 POWER OF WOMEN LOS ANGELES 64 ENTICING EATS LA - PUMP 68 PRICE UPON REQUEST 70 CHIC JEWELER NEW YORK

CHRISTOPHER DESIGNS 77 CHIC MIAMI SECTION 80 ENTICING EATS MIAMI - LA MA 82 POWER OF WOMEN MIAMI 92 INTERVIEW WITH DANNY JELACA 94 CHIC SPAS MIAMI 99 CHIC NEW YORK SECTION 102 CHIC SPAS NYC 104 POWER OF WOMEN NEW YORK 107 CHIC SAN FRANCISCO SECTION 108 CHIC SPAS SAN FRANCISCO 113 CHIC REAL ESTATE SECTION 126 INTERIOR DESIGN TIPS BY DAHLIA

✶ POWER OF WOMEN ISSUE ✶

A RETURN TO REAL LUXURY WITH

KILIAN HENNESSY

PAMPER YOURSELF

THE ULTIMATE SPA LIST EXCLUSIVE PHOTOSHOOT AT

LISA VANDERPUMP’S BEVERLY HILLS ESTATE

CHIC FASHION FROM

GALIA LA HAV TOP REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN THE US CHIC REAL ESTATE

INTERIOR DESIGN BY

DAHLIA

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LISA VANDERPUMP Nationally distributed to Newsstands and Subscribers. On the Cover: Lisa Vanderpump Coming next is the Chic Metropolitan Jet setter Issue.


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‘Power of Women’ & What is New at Chic Metropolitan Magazine

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hat’s new at Chic Metropolitan Magazine We searched across America to fnd the most amazing women to feature in this issue. Meeting them and listening to their advice and stories was one of the best things I have done since starting my company. I cannot wait for all of you to hear the advice they shared with my team and me. What does it mean to be featured in our Chic Metropolitan “Power of Women” issue? Tis is the question that was addressed by my editors, who wanted to assemble the creme de la creme who lead their individual industries and inspire your women to pursue their passions, while charting their own paths to success. We wanted to provide exclusive insight into each woman’s journey, and highlight the steps they took to succeed in their respective felds. Additionally, we wanted to ensure that we featured women in all areas of business from coast-to-coast, so as to better represent a wide spectrum of achievement. It was truly an honor to meet each of these outstanding women at our “Power of Women” photo shoots! One particular standout moment was our Lisa Vanderpump cover shoot, which featured over $1 million in diamonds by Christopher Designs, Inc of New York. What separates our publication from others is that we go below the surface and pose unique questions to each honoree, assembling not only an outstanding magazine that stuns with its glossy pages of premium photographs, but informs readers as well. It is all about our CHIC TOUCH!

I’m also proud to announce an exciting new feature. We have broken our Chic Cities into sections for your convince. Now you will be able to turn directly to a city such as Los Angels and discover all the great venues, restaurants, shopping and nightlife that particular destinations has to ofer! Our Chic Cities are curated by our experienced travel, dining, fashion, nightlife, and wine editors. I would like to personally thank Lisa Vanderpump for being on our “Power of Women” cover, as well as all of the other great women that are profled within its pages. My hat goes of to all of them! What’s next, you may ask? We are not wasting any time! Te Chic Metropolitan “Jetsetter Issue” is coming next, and wait until you hear who is on the Cover!. For now, it’s all about the “Power of Women.” Please enjoy and keep living the Chic Life! You can fnd more exclusive celebrity interviews, event party photos, the digital issue at www. chicmetropolitan.com CHRIS ROJAS CEO & FOUNDER CHIC METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE

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✶ POWER OF WOMEN ISSUE ✶

R E W N O E P OM W

A RETURN TO REAL LUXURY WITH

KILIAN HENNESSY

PAMPER YOURSELF

THE ULTIMATE SPA LIST EXCLUSIVE PHOTOSHOOT AT

LISA VANDERPUMP’S BEVERLY HILLS ESTATE

CHIC FASHION FROM

GALIA LA HAV

TOP REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN THE US CHIC REAL ESTATE

INTERIOR DESIGN BY

DAHLIA

RESTAURATEUR, DESIGNER, ACTRESS AND HUMANITARIAN

LISA VANDERPUMP

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CEO/FOUNDER CHRISTOPHER ROJAS DESIGN DIRECTOR GC DESIGN STUDIO

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR ELENA VERTLIB SENIOR WRITER MELISSA MCAVOY

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR KATIE PEGLER FOOD & EVENT EDITOR CHRISTINE RIOS SENIOR WRITER DANIEL BEAN

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WHAT’S CHIC IN LAS VEGAS RIGHT NOW

JENNIFER LOPEZ JENNIFER LOPEZ DEBUTS NEW LAS VEGAS SHOW “JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE” AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO M A R I O GU A R DA DO - ED I T O R LA S VEG A S - CH I C MET RO PO LI TA N MA G A ZI N E P H O T O G RA PH ER: D EN I SE T RUSCELLO

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OLLYWOOD AND GLAMOUR ARRIVED ON THE LAS VEGAS Strip tonight with Jennifer Lopez’s premiere performance of her headlining residency  “JENNIFER  LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE”  at  Te AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Te global superstar brought the sold-out audience flled with fans and celebrities (Justin Bieber, Ryan Seacrest, Rebel Wilson, T.I., Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kelly Osbourne, Leah Remini, Gina Rodriguez, Hoda Kotb, Camilla Belle, Wilmer Valderrama, Ryan Guzman, Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, Nicole Scherzinger, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kiesza, Pras, and her entire “Shades of Blue” cast including Ray Liotta, Sarah Jefery, Warren Kole, Santino Fontana, Gino Pesi and Dayo Okeniyi) to their feet dancing to all her hits. Te incredible show included guest performances by Ja Rule (“I’m Real”), Ne-Yo (“All I Have”) and closed with Pitbull (“On Te Floor”).  Directed by Nappytabs, the husband and wife team of Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo, the spectacular show features Lok,” “Get Right” and “Love

Don’t Cost A Ting.” A truly unique production supported by a fve-piece live band and 16 dancers, showcasing extravagant costumes and state-of-the-art technology in sets, lighting, video and special efects, the audience experiences Lopez up close and personal, yet larger than life.  Seamlessly interweaving diferent parts of the life of Jennifer Lopez - the Actress, the Dancer, the Pop Star - Lopez’s Las Vegas show truly portrays who she is, where she’s been and where she’s going.  Tickets and VIP packages for performances through June 2016 are currently on sale. General ticket prices range from $59 to $229, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at JLoVegas.com or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box ofce. Prices for VIP packages vary depending upon the show date. All shows are scheduled for 9 p.m.  Te show is being promoted by Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation and Fuse Network. For more information on the show and tickets, visit www.jlovegas.com. 

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Killian Hennessy a ReTURn TO

Real lUXURy They say that scent is the only sense that bypasses logic and goes straight to the emotions.

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hey say that scent is the only sense that bypasses logic and goes straight to the emotions. When you frst catch a waft of Kilian Hennessy’s fragrances, all doubt of this is removed. At a time when the luxury perfume market seems saturated with similar marketing campaigns, and copycat scents, Kilian has chosen a unique path. I frst met Kilian at Saks Bal Harbor for the launch of his new perfume, Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi. Strolling in from the autumn sun, he had an air of confdence and that bit of reserved mystery you might expect from a scion of one of France’s premiere luxury families. Born into the world of luxury, having struck out on his own, Kilian Henessy is creating new sensory experiences for the modern sophisticate. A blend of sight, feel and scent; Kilian’s line is the frst perfumed jewelry line for women. As Kilian himself explains, “We got to thinking about how to make our perfume visible and beautiful. It really is in our DNA, because everything we make has to have the capacity to last a lifetime, and jewelry is something you pass down.” Solving the problem of scented jewelry was not easy, and making metal and stone exude the right scent at the right time took inspiration and science. Teir solution involves microencapsulating a scent onto the jewelry’s silk chord, or by spraying a caged piece of porous ceramic. Both of these methods allow for ‘recharging’ at home to keep the scent powerful yet seductive, and of course enable discerning buyers to choose one of fve scents that best suits their desire. Tis olfactory seduction is matched by designs that convey power, sensuality and taste through use of gold, geometric shapes, and featuring onyx, a stone that creates its own aura of power and mystery. “Our philosophy is a ‘return to real luxury.’ Real luxury is not dispensable, is not created in factories then thrown away when fnished. Real luxury lasts, it means quality as much as creativity. It means built to be part of your life, your family, forever. “

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CHIC BEAUTY

RING By Kilian Lights & Refections Ring $250 Available at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour

THE HEIR, APPARENT Heir to a line of luxury pioneers, the Henessy line of cognac-makers, Kilian decided to be independent from family tradition, creating his own luxury brand, with the ambition of refecting his distinct personality and aspiration to create a feeling of uncompromising luxury combined with true elegance. Kilian has spent time with the most prestigious perfume houses, worldclass luxury brands such as Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Alexandre McQueen and Giorgio Armani. After these successful experiences, he created his own unique approach to scent, business and design. Today, the world of Kilian includes a total of twenty seven scents, spanning fve diferent fragrance collections; “L’Ouevre Noire”, “Arabian Night”, “Asian Tales”, “In the Garden of Good and Evil” and “Addictive State of Mind”. We sat with Kilian to explore his world, and his passion for multi-sensory luxury experiences. Tell us how where you grew up and what inspired you to do this business? “I grew up in France, surrounded by the Cognac business of our family, Hennessy. Luxury and the luxury business have been a part of my life since birth, and towards the end of university I was drawn to the fragrance business – I often say it just ‘clicked’ for me. Years of working with fabulously talented people at Dior, Caraban, Gucci and others taught me the diference that true creativity can make. My time as marketing director at L’Oreal also gave me amazing exposure to how we can work with consumers to co-create magical experiences. After all of this, I decided to prove to the world that I could create something special on my own, independent of the Hennessy legacy I so cherish. It is from this that our fragrance lines were born.

EARRINGS By Kilian Lights & Refections Holiday Earrings - $325

When did you launch the scented jewelry collection? What was your inspiration? Where can our readers purchase it? Our philosophy is a ‘return to real luxury.’ Real luxury is not dispensable, is not created in factories then thrown away when fnished. Real luxury lasts, it means quality as much as creativity. It means built to be part of your life, your family, forever. Real luxury also meant surprise and a new take on life. Experiences that are new and delightful. So we decided to put a face to perfume, to make what is invisible, visible. After all, we live in a world that is image driven, and we asked ourselves, how do you create a scent that matters in this visual world. Our answer is a system that blends sight and scent. In our jewelry, there is an elegant ‘cage’ system, where a piece of specially created ceramic absorbs the scent, releasing it at the right time and right amount. Our customer can recharge this weekly at their discretion, to maintain their desired efect. We were proud to launch at Saks this week.

TRAVEL SET By Kilian Voulez-vous Coucher Avec Moi Travel Set $185 Available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Why did you launch your Kilian Home Collection? We were so excited at the possibilities of this blend of sight and scent that we couldn’t help ourselves and created a line for the home. Beautiful, luxurious materials are possible for home decoration that are not for jewelry, so we explored these new mediums. Your newest perfume is “Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi”. Could you tell us more about it? Our ffth scent collection is reminiscent of the garden of good and evil,

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EARRINGS By Kilian Lights & Refections Earrings $350 Available at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour

expression a visual facet. We’ve brought elements like engraved shield motifs, strong angles and deep onyx to create a sense of owning who you are and not being afraid of a little seduction.

seductively reminding admirers of original sin. We playfully named this scent after a commonly used phrase to hint at pleasures to come. Tis scent has a complexity that reveals itself like the unfolding of a story, the pages of a book. Te fragrance contains a gorgeous blend of gardenia from Brazil, sandalwood from Sri Lanka, and other mysteries.

What is your favorite perfume in your collection? For myself, I love “Intoxicated.” I fnd the blend of Turkish cofee, with wood scents to be…intoxicating! I’m proud to say, it has just won awards best perfume and best marketing. For women, I love all of our fragrances, but have a special place in my heart for “Good Girl Gone Bad.”

Is there a perfume in your collection that reminds you of Miami? For me Miami is very sexy, hot, exotic, and sultry: just like our “Voulez Vous Couchez Avec Moi.” You recently opened boutique in Lugano. How many boutiques are you in right now? We are fnding our customers want us in many locations, so we’re lucky to be expanding rapidly. We’ll have our second location on Madison Ave in New York next year, another is being discussed for Dallas and more in Miami and Los Angeles.

What is your favorite city besides Paris? New York What was your inspiration for “Straight to Heaven”? Tis is a unique perfume – a very simple formula that relies on very strong concentrations of powerful scents. We’ve used patchouli and souveil wood as statements that cannot be ignored.

We are doing Women of Power Issue. Which one of your scents represent power? All my fragrances express power, and the jewelry that goes with them brings that

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S. STORMY SIMON’S PATH FROM ENTRY LEVEL assistant to President of Overstock.com is one composed of many elements, both in terms of business acumen and personal ethos. It is a path that demonstrates the importance of family, determination, and an unwavering passion for learning. I had the pleasure of interviewing Stormy and gaining some additional insights into her current position, as well as the challenges and achievements along the way. Can you provide us a snapshot of your background and what sparked your interest in business? I think I’ve always had an interest in marketing; it was just innate. When I was 11 years old I had this notebook; I’d watch a commercial and then rewrite it to refect what I thought the advertisers should be doing to make the ad more efective. I went to college for a short time, but I always tended to fnd jobs that I worked just to stay engaged. I took a summer job and within one week, I was promoted to assistant to the president. I began seeing the insights of proft and loss statements, using Salesforce, and meeting with the CFO; that one year of college that I had began to come together in this really rapid-fre way and prevented me from ever going back to school. I’m not saying that college is not good or the right thing to do, but for me that’s what kind of made me think, “Oh, I’m in, like I am in…I get this and I can do it.” From there, I had a variety of jobs; I was the producer of the number one country radio morning show here in Salt Lake City, which was fun, and I also did event planning for groups of up to 15,000 people; that particular role gave me the skills that I still apply today. I had these great experiences in diferent industries that were diverse enough that I felt I was getting my college education all along the way, and I became passionate about each individual industry. It was all on-the-spot learning; I kind of walked into it and being that I was a single mom, working was always something I had to do.

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Who were your early infuences or people from whom you drew inspiration? Defnitely my mom; she always told me, “You are your word. It doesn’t matter if you’re working in a convenience store, are a landscaper, or whatever it is that you do, you should be of your word, and don’t become your job.” She was a super-strong woman who made me very tough. I’d get in the most trouble for lying. It was alright not to know, but you couldn’t lie. When I look back, she was that force that made me realize I could be very intense - my mother was extremely intense but I saw it as a good thing. What lead to your initial interest in working at Overstock.com and what were some seminal moments on your journey toward your current position as President? I moved back to Utah after September 11th and heard about this dot-com. Te only way in the door was through a temp agency. I walked in, met with the CEO, and got the job. At that point, I thought of going back to school to fnd out what career I would be most suited for; I thought of business, psychology, or related felds. About 3 months in, this light switched on in my mind and I realized that

What challenges have you encountered as a woman in the workplace, and how do you believe perceptions have changed in terms of attitudes towards female business leaders? It’s interesting. Te world has changed so much. When I was younger, there would always be challenges. I didn’t just walk into any job; I always knew that when I took a job, I would get promoted, work really hard, and be able to prove myself once I got in the door. In some of the positions I had along the way, you had male supervisors, and they would treat you like a girl; their expectations and the way regarded you would have a lot to do with your gender. Now the world is diferent and that is no longer the case. However, I do think there is a big diference in male vs. female in business, and for me it was about being true to myself, which is what my mom always told me to do; I have a lot of passion, I am outspoken, tenacious, I am woman, and I am unapologetic for it. So can you be a woman and not be a bitch? I guess that’s in the eyes of the beholder, but when you’re in a very male-dominated state like Utah for many years, you can speak to that. I think the path has changed a lot in the past 10-15 years. I live here so I can say it. If I lived outside of the state, I might take ofense to it. I believe that perceptions have also progressed a great deal. Unfortunately, what I think has also changed in some instances is that a woman will try to be more like a man in the workplace, and I just never want to be that person. I always want to

We have to make the right decisions for the business and have a team that talks; you have to be able to trust your team and getting to that point takes tough decisions. this new e-commerce thing was really going to be revolutionary and change human behavior. In terms of psychology, e-commerce was changing my behavior as well; I was going online to Overstock.com and it occurred to me that women everywhere were probably doing the same thing; it was the fun new way to browse and shop. About 3 months later, I had the idea of the “Discover the Secret of ‘Te Big O’” campaign. After I pitched the campaign to our Founder and CEO, Patrick Byrne, I was given a small budget to put it together. I was successful in its implementation, and it really helped Overstock as a retailer, both in e-commerce, and in the mind of the consumer. Another pivotal moment was when we had some warehouse problems during the 2004 holiday season. We’d had some management turnover, and Patrick called me on Tanksgiving. He told me that he needed me to run the warehouse the next day, which was Black Friday. I basically walked into the warehouse and ran it for a few months and it turned out that I did a pretty good job. Tis industry wasn’t really defned yet, and I had the opportunity to raise my hand and have the relationship with our Founder and CEO to say, “Hey, have you thought about this? Maybe we should do this.” So we really pioneered many ways to ship furniture online, and we were the frst to do so. eBay had a consumer-to-consumer business model and Amazon was the largest book retailer; we were shipping couches and rugs. Overstock was a really unique place to be.

be me. I remember being a little girl and seeing women burning their bras on TV around 1975. I asked my mom, “What is this? What is happening?” She told me that there were a lot of good things going on, but then she also said, “Tey’re burning their bras; you need a bra. You’re a woman, right?” Her point was to never let go of your femininity. My mom used that moment to reinforce our discussion, and I will remember that forever. I want equality, of course; equal rights, equal pay, and equal opportunity as a woman, but without adopting the traits of a man. I hope I’ve never been promoted or received an opportunity because I was a woman, but because of my hard work. What is your personal philosophy in regard to efective management? I think it depends upon on who you’re talking to. I play by afliation. I love team sports; I love watching them and I love the coaches. I can be a hard coach, but I trust the team. It’s interesting at Overstock because I started at an entry level position, and I subsequently have been honored enough to not only develop an industry, but do it while rising through the ranks I think the philosophy is just now emerging that you can’t take things personally, which I do sometimes. We have to make the right decisions for the business and have a team that talks; you have to be able to trust your team and getting to that point takes tough decisions. If I said that everybody could be led equally, that would be a lie. Some love you and some hate you. But regardless, your word has to be right, you have to stay true, and you’ve got to believe in the mission.

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What role does social media play in establishing a deeper connection between you and your customers? For Overstock and its customers I absolutely love it! Customer service is my baby; I love that department and I believe it’s the backbone of the company. It’s a transparent way for customers to have their voices heard through those channels. Te bad part of social media is that some people sit behind their computer screen and are extremely mean, not just with businesses or business leaders but also with consumers, people, humans, society; you see some people going online and saying the most horrifc things that they would never say if they weren’t anonymous. I sometimes wish that people would feel like it was just best to be kind most of the time. What do you feel are the most important characteristics for a leader to possess? Authenticity and belief are very important to me. You’ve got to be able to rally the troops, and be a cheerleader. Tose are very important qualities to have as a leader. Being that tech and e-commerce is constantly evolving with new innovations and strategies, how do you keep apprised of key developments in a 24-hour news cycle? As much as I can; everyday you go through and look at the tech section and run the company, because we’re a platform, an e-commerce company. For me, having people with their thumb on the pulse of diferent arenas close by is the only way to stay apprised of key developments. It’s also a matter of those people knowing which developments are key vs. those that are just interesting. So when you hear of a new social interaction that’s gaining ‘likes’ or trending up on Facebook or Twitter, those are the ones that get brought up and we think, “We should be aware of this. Let’s look at this and fgure out what to do next.” It’s constantly evolving and keeps you on your toes.

I recently read about your win in the ‘Innovator’ category of the 2015 Women Tech Awards presented by Te Women Tech Council; what role do you believe an innovative spirit has in terms of personal success? I was so excited! I was legitimately surprised and danced up to the stage; I was a happy camper. We’ve never had a technical generation like this one. You see an 11-month-old baby swiping on an iPhone and looking at pictures; it’s crazy! You have to be innovative, because we’ve never traveled this path before. If you sit back and watch, that’s an ok seat and you can still participate from there. But if you begin brainstorming, you can knock down the weeds and create a new path. All of us are trailblazers, because consumers are deciding where they’re going to spend their money online, and retailers have to answer to that in their own way. Everybody’s innovating and it’s happening everywhere. What is your vision for the future of Overstock.com? We recently purchased a company called SpeedRoute and developed a technology with a blockchain that can act as a security exchange in the crypto securities world. It’s called tØ (tee-zero); the trade is the settlement and it’s really a platform that allows small to midsize traders to compete with the biggies. Tere’s a real stock exchange, and it’s a great answer to avoiding the wait that comes with the standard T+3. If you step of and look at what we have, it’s a platform and a connective tissue, as well as a logistic solution; we operate on behalf of our partners as well as ourselves. We’ve got a huge opportunity to go global; we have a warehouse in China that we opened in May, and we’re starting to sell our own products there for select marketplaces. Getting within a swipe of our consumer is everyone’s initiative with the mobile platforms and apps. It’s all about being where the consumer is at the time they want to be there, and explaining the brand in whatever form they want to interact with it. It’s still the Wild West and I think there is much more to be discovered and uncovered; we just want to be at the forefront of it.

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it her lavish lifestyle or her brutal honesty, Lisa seems to always keep it classy and polished. While visiting, I asked Lisa a few questions about love, life and business. MM How do you manage running all these business and being on TV and your personal life? LV “I fnd that you need a balance in work and family. With the support of my husband Todd, I have been able to continue to take on new projects. It’s very important to support each other and Todd is very protected of me and always makes sure I’m support in my business projects and my philanthropy work.

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MM You have conquered almost everything you touch. Is there anything you still want to conquer. LV “I’m very excited about our new LVP Sangria line that I’m working on with my daughter Pandora. Te line has taken of over seas and we’re ready for a big push in the US.” MM What advice can you give young women to follow the steps of of a power of women? LV “Follow your dreams and never question yourself. Hard work and determination will give you the strength to achieve your goals.” If starring in two hit reality shows wasn’t enough, Vanderpump also is the owner of three top Los Angeles restaurants, including Villa Blanca, PUMP and SUR which is featured on Lisa’s other Bravo series, Vanderpump Rules. While balancing her professional life, Lisa always make family a priority as she has been married to long time love Ken Todd for more than thirty years.

She is also the proud mother to Pandora and Max and who can leave out her beloved animals which include the famous Giggy. Vanderpump has had her hands full, but has a loving family that is always there to support her next venture or cause. Outside of her daily grind of taping multiple shows and running three successful restaurants, you’ll fnd Vanderpump giving back by supporting several charities and using her celebrity to bring awareness to many causes near and dear to her, like Family Equality. Back in March 2015, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star had the distinguished honor of speaking at the United Nation’s “Stop Ebola and Build for the Future” relief concert. In a speech that was meaningful and thoughtful, Vanderpump showed that she is not only beautiful and successful, but articulate and educated. Behind the strong British persona, bares a loving mother, wife and philanthropist that stands to show young women that they can achieve success in many avenues while always maintaining an extreme level of class.

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What is your secret to success? Te secret to my success is staying true to my conviction. Not looking for a no but the yes! Hiring a good team is essential and knowing I can’t do it all.

How do balance running a business and personal life? Balancing my personal life and business has been an on going work in progress. I do believe having dinner at the end of the day with no phones or interruptions is key. I try to leave the business at the office and know when I get home I need to be present. Especially with my kids. What advice would you give other young women considering getting into fashion? My advice to young designers is to absorb as much as you can. Knowing all aspects form production, costing, tech packs, fabric sourcing and essentially all ins and outs of running a business. All the knowledge you have can only make you a better designer.. It will set you apart from the other designers. What’s is your favorite thing about your business? My favorite part of being a designer is creation of an idea and turning it into something that make woman feel fantastic. How would you describe your personal style? My personal style I always said is “disheveled sexy”

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What is your secret to becoming one of the top Real Estate agents in LA against some of the top agents in the World? Success in this fast-pace marketplace requires hard work, passion, dedication, great service, being authentic and trustworthy, and of course mastering every detail of the business. Tose are givens. You also need to be listening constantly – to the client, to the ‘buzz’ and to your instincts – thinking one step ahead of your competition and competitors. But being successful is not just about taking what comes your way and being really good at managing the daily actions of real estate and a team- I think it has even more to do with what goes on inside you: understanding what you really want and how you can manifest it through the power of positive thought. I also attribute much of my success today to my business partner Joyce Rey, amazing friends, clients and colleagues who believed in me. How do you balance running a business and personal life? Work is what I do but it doesn’t defne my entire existence; having a balanced life is very important to me. Yes I work really hard, but I make sure to pencil out time for personal growth, for my family and friends, nature, travel, giving back, my yoga and health and ftness. You have to be determined and proactive about setting aside time; if you wait for there to be time for your personal life, it will never happen. I know I wouldn’t be as successful in my career if these important parts of my life were missing. What advice would you give other young women considering starting a Real Estate agent career? Real estate is a great career choice: you are your own boss, you can earn a salary that matches your efforts, you use your social skills and connections, and you meet interesting people and see beautiful architecture. Every day is different, which for me is super important – it keeps me engaged and alive. You can take real estate to any level you want. I would highly recommend starting as an assistant or apprentice to learn from the best in the industry. What is your Power of Women outft for big meetings? Unlike this photo, I’m not a dress girl at all. My style leans more toward leather pants and blouses with a designer handbag and shoes. Outside of work, I’m the complete opposite: bohemian and casual.

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What current listings are you working on right now? I’m currently very excited to be representing one of the most expensive homes in the U.S.: “Palazzo di Amore,” which was listed for $149 million. It is truly a one-of-akind estate situated on a rare 25-acre parcel in Beverly Hills. It has received a lot of international media attention and my goal for 2016 is to fnd that buyer for this exceptional property.

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What is your secret to success? I am stubborn and selfsh. Tose are horrible things to for a Persian woman to be. But I took time for myself and my profession, because I believe that I am making a difference and that my work is important. I also get things done. I don’t just talk about it. I do it. Every time. How do balance running a business and personal life? I learned in high school to focus 100% on what I am doing at the moment. If I am in surgery, I am mentally there and nowhere else. If I am with my husband and kids, it is the same (for the most part). Tat is how I make things work. I have also learned that you can have it all, but not at the same time. I can be doing really well at work and my kids’ grades will be dropping. So I just have to take an afternoon off of clinic to make sure that I stay on top of my kids’ education. You have to be fexible as those needs are changing all the time. What advice would you give other young women considering becoming a plastic surgeon? I love my job. It gives me purpose and joy. If you want it. Go get it.

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What’s is your favorite thing about your business? Being a plastic surgeon means that I can be a scientist and an artist at the same time. I can also be a business-women and experiment with advertising and social media. Everything about it is me. How would you describe your personal style? I used to think scrubs were sexy. Maybe I still do, a little. I am a big Sarah Pacini and Intermix fan. I love a little Euro and a little edginess in my style. In life, I teach my daughters to show class and beauty in everything they do... how they dress, school projects, relationships, etc. Tere’s nothing more attractive than dignity and class.

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What is your secret to success? Transparency is key to curating long term relationships in business. I work with some of the most exclusive luxury brands and I have found that saving time on small talk is key. Te sooner you can establish deliverables, the sooner you can curate a return on investment for yourself and your clients. But at the end of the day it’s hard work that brings success. How do balance running a business and personal life? Very carefully. Being the blessed mother of two sons Hunter 9 and Hudson 7, I have to balance wearing multiple hats in my personal and professional life. Be it jetting off to New York for an event, or taking my sons to baseball and tennis, there has to be organization and balance. What advice would you give other young women considering becoming a luxury brand connector? Get out there! Great a strong business plan that give you a strong base so that you’re not jumping around. You really have to know your market and focus on it, then you’ll be able to allocate your time in the right avenues to market yourself for success.

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What’s is your favorite thing about your business? Te experience. Every client brings a unique story and passion. One day I’ll be trying on a high jewelry collection from my client for Piaget on Rodeo Drive and the next creating an unveiling event for Bentley in NYC. Tey all have a story and a exclusive experience. How would you describe your personal style? Classic and elegant. Tailored, timeless pieces suit my personality. Fashion icons I love are Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Aniston are women that I love. I like to dress for success and bring my own elegant twist to my wardrobe.


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What is your secret to success? It is my frm belief that true success is the result of the passion and inspiration that is derived from engaging in a profession that you love. I have always been a romantic. I feel uniquely privileged to help people fnd the love that they truly deserve… At the end of the day, there is nothing more important than the discovery of love in one’s life. Te vast majority of people have patterns of behavior in relationships that do not serve them well. I facilitate people uncovering and removing the obstacles to fnding and maintaining the lasting love they have been searching for their whole lives. For every person whom I guide to love a derive a deep personal satisfaction. How do you balance running a business and your personal life? As an entrepreneur and a mother I understand things can feel a bit overwhelming. However, I could not imagine my life any other way. I feel that as an entrepreneur and businesswoman I am an example for my child that it is possible to be both a dedicated parent and an accomplished professional. I have instilled in my son the values of commitment to a profession with an unwavering commitment to family.

What other advice would you give other young women starting a business? Tis may sound cliché, but I strongly believe in following your heart. If you pursue what truly ignites your passion then you can accomplish anything. One of the major benefts of running your own business is that it allows you the fexibility to create your own hours, which facilitates great availability for family commitments. What is your favorite thing about your business? I simply enjoy helping people fnd love at the highest level possible. I myself have been blessed. Many people hold erroneous beliefs at an unconscious level they are unworthy or undeserving of love. As a licensed Ph.D. psychologist, I have a repertoire of clinical skills that reveal the obstacles that prevent my clients from achieving the healthy relationships they deserve. Helping people overcome negative beliefs about themselves and assisting them in developing their capacity for insight is simply transformative for my clients. Witnessing the happy couples I have matched and the marriages that have materialized from those matches could not be more rewarding. I am truly blessed to provide this service.

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Where did it all begin? I founded Christopher Designs in 1981 after apprenticing for decades under master jewelers in Europe and the US.

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What CHRISTOPHER DESIGN piece is ft for a princess? I have designed Engagement rings from $97,000 to $3,000. My belief is that all women deserve and should be able to aford a well made unique designer ring What is the diference between Christopher Designs and diamond brands like Chopard, Harry Winston, and GRAFF? I’m fattered to be included in such great company. Christopher Designs is my personal inspiration and vision. From the cut of each of my Crisscut diamonds to the craftsmanship of my Engagement rings and jewelry. I am personally involved and every piece is manufactured in the United States in our New York studio.

What other gemstones is Christopher Designs known for where? Besides our many patented diamond cuts we have Yellow and Pink Diamonds, and many Natural Gemstones throughout the line. From fr red Rubies, to deep blue Saphires, Green Tourmalines, Morganites, Tsavorites and Mandarin Orange Citrines. We source only the best color to set alongside our Crisscut diamonds.

8.43ct Emerald Crisscut center with 1.48ct round diamonds

Where are the pieces made? As the principal designer and chief architect of the Christopher Designs brand I insist in being present at the manufacturing stage. Tat is why all our jewelry is strictly manufactured in our New York studio. Where do you get diamonds? We partner with some of the largest sight holders in the world. We have very stringent parameters for our rough procurement. All our suppliers must be Kimberly process compliant and certifed. Who is an artistic director and designer for your most exclusive pieces? I am the principal designer for the brand. My inspiration comes from classical literature, art, and music.

9.73ct Sapphire center surrounded by 1.92ct round diamonds

Do you make customized pieces for celebrities? Yes, we’ve made quite a few one of a kinds for some of the most famous people in the world. 10.33ct Crisscut Emerald center and 2.75 Fancy-cut sides surrounded by 2.08ct round diamonds

Do you have any quotes that you would like us to feature in this editorial from the founder? In life it is important to be passionate about what you do and unique in your approach, always challenge the trends.

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What is your philosophy behind Carat, Cut, Color, Clarity for the perfect engagement ring? Cut is the most important of the C’s! Cut harnesses all the available light from any environment and redirects it through the table of the stone and into the human eye. Tis is the sparkle, the fre, the passion of the stone. I hold XX cutting patents. All reinventions of traditional diamond cutting rules. I broke the rules to maximize the brilliance and ofer her something unique, Crisscut! What diferentiates CRISSCUT from other diamonds? Uniqueness. Crisscut challenges traditional cutting techniques and parameters. I pushed myself to improve, to reinvent, to ofer something more than generic diamonds. After all, she is the one your heart chose, she is the one, doesn’t she deserve a stone as unique as she is? How and when did you develop the CRISSCUT diamond? Crisscut was a happy accident. I was faceting a diamond and slipped at the cutting wheel. What I saw intrigued me, it was interesting and diferent. I decided to continue the pattern the same way and Crisscut was born! Years of trial and error followed until I perfected the angles to maximize the brilliance of the stone. I was awarded a patent for my labor of love in 1997. What is the value proposition that CD ofers to its customers? A truly unique designer diamond line. I am one of the few designers in the world that ofer my branded Crisscut diamonds in multiple shapes. We manufacture exclusively in the US and I personally inspect and approve each ring before it leaves our studio.

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11.00ct Crisscut Emerald center and 3.46ct Crisscut Round sides surrounded by 0.17ct round DIAMONDS.

“Cut is the most important of the C’s! Cut harnesses all the available light from any environment and redirects it through the table of the stone and into the human eye.” From Christopher Designs Crisscut Round Collection

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Christopher Designs ring with 2.01ct Crisscut Cushion surrounded by 1.33ct round DIAMONDS.

What advice would you give to a gentleman in the market for engagement ring? Follow your heart. You fell in love and decided that she was the one! When selecting a diamond and an engagement ring chose something as unique as she is. Don’t be persuaded to follow trends or accept limitations. What kind of diamond certifcation does Christopher Designs ofer? Te vast majority of our Center stones are certifed by the GIA. Tis certifcate is recognized and accepted as the benchmark around the world. What is your favorite shape? Tat’s like asking which of my children do I love most? I love them all equally they each have their own passion and fre, each ofering something very special. Who is your inspiration muse? I believe you have to open, to receive inspiration in whatever form it presents itself. I read the classics, I paint, I listen to many forms of music. I open myself to the creative universe and it is my muse. Christopher Designs ring with 10.09ct Fancy Intense Yellow diamond center and 0.39ct Yellow diamond sides surrounded by 2.08ct round diamonds.

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LA MAR AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL B Y ELENA V ERTLIB

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A TASTE OF PERU IN THE HEART OF MIAMI. If you are looking for a taste of

the acclaimed Peruvian cuisine, La Mar is the restaurant for you. Featuring the cuisine of celebrity chef Gaston Acurio, La Mar ofers diners the chance to explore authentic and diverse favors of Peru. A truly unique gastronomic experience, whether its novo-Andean, Asian-Peruvian fusion and traditional seafood cebiche and a rich palate of other tastes.

La Mar’s dedicated Cebiche bar ofers a choice of 15 diferent dishes including Clásico with fuke, cilantro, aji limo, red onions, choclo and leche de tigre, and Nikkei with tuna, red onion, nori, avocado, daikon, cucumber, and tamarind leche de tigre. Te culinary journey continues at the Anticuchos bar, which serves a reinvented version of popular Peruvian street food with varieties of Wagyu beef, chicken, octopus, whole jumbo prawn and Peruvian asparagus used with exciting efect.

AMBIENCE: Overlooking Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, the atmospheric is just as chic as it is relaxing - and fts perfectly into the Mandarin Oriental DNA of a chic, modern, classy, and peaceful sanctuary. La Mar provides a mix of indoor and outdoor seating with three lively bars and specialty cocktails. MIND BLOWING DISHES: LA MAR ARROZ CON MARISCOS Succulent seafood sits atop a bed of favorful rice, a truly sumptuous balance between land and sea. LA MAR CAUSA CANGREJO A Peruvian classic, Causa Cangrejo combines the textures of potato and crab, bathed in a yellow chili sauce with an accent of lime and onion that is simply fantastic. CHIC COCKTAILS: EL CLASSICO grey goose vodka, house-made chicha morada, lime, spanish sparkling wine ALBAHACA PISCO cucumber and lemongrass infused barsol quebranta-vodka, cucumber-basil purée, lime, peychauds bitters http://www.mandarinoriental.com/miami/fne-dining/la-mar-by-gaston-acurio/

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WOMEN WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A POWER WOMAN IN MIAMI? WE TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THESE FABULOUS FEMMES WHO MEAN BUSINESS IN THE MAGIC CITY AND BRING THEIR UNIQUE KNOWLEDGE INTO THE AREA.

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TRINAROBINSON THIS NBC 6 NEWS ANCHOR BRINGS HER SMARTS AND SASS AND THE NEWS INTO SOUTH FLORIDA WITH AN IMPRESSIVE BACKGROUND AND ATTITUDE TO MATCH. What is your secret to success? My secret to success really has been being able to do a lot of diferent specialties within my industry of television news, a kind of “Jane of all trades.” I anchor the 11am and the 5:30 pm newscasts at NBC6. I am also an Investigative Reporter, and currently handle the daily breaking news, and I am a Meteorologist. I’ve also worked as a Medical and Business Reporter. You garner a lot of knowledge and opportunity when you can handle a variety of situations whether it be a plane crash, or hurricane coverage, or putting scammers out of business who are victimizing South Floridians.

What advice would you give other young women considering starting a business? My advice: live your dream, nurture your dream, fulfll your dream. No one is going to care about your career and your development more than you. So, invest in you.

How do you balance running a business and personal life? I work for WTVJ/NBC6 News, which is owned by NBC-Universal, which is a multi-billion dollar conglomerate; however, as a news personality, you manage your own image and your own career. News is a 24/7, 365 day year business. So, it’s all consuming while you are on the clock. Miami is a news mecca and there are few big stories that occur across the globe that don’t have some kind of South Florida connection. So, with such a busy and demanding schedule, I’ve learned to be selective in what I do outside of work and the charities and events that I lend my name to. It’s just physically impossible to take on every event—even if I often want to do more.

How would you describe your personal style? My personal style is varied. I have a very professional yet polished and sophisticated look for the office and on-air, however, after hours I like to be a bit more daring when it comes to fashion. Although, with both looks I would say my signature is vibrant colors and clean, yet interesting, lines.

What’s is your favorite thing about your business? Tere are two things I love about the TV News Business. I’ve interviewed everyone from Presidents to mega-super stars. In addition, no day is the same in the TV business. Every day is new and exciting and presents a whole host of new challenges.

What makes a woman powerful? I think self-introspection makes a woman powerful. A woman who knows who she is and what she wants and is willing to work to achieve her goals makes a woman not only powerful but confdent.

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What is your secret to success? My secret to success is a combination of focus and passion. Never giving up on your goals and how you see yourself in the future. My favorite quote is “Te harder I work, the luckier I get.” How do you balance running a business and personal life? Balancing a business, friends and a family certainly becomes very challenging at times. As I travel quite frequently and work with people in many diferent time zones, time management is critical. I try to carve out time for myself each day by waking up early in the morning to work out, read, and organize my tasks. Technology is a great help while traveling to assist my kids with their homework through Facetime, to talk with teachers and coordinate with my staf. I’ve learned that in the end what’s most important is devoting all of my extra time to what matters most which is my family. What advice would you give other young women considering starting a business? If you have passion for what you do, it won’t feel like work and the money will follow. You need to be prepared to give your all and never forget that running your own business is 24/7. Surrounding yourself with a close inner circle of trusted team members is also a major key to success. What is your favorite thing about your business? When I was a little girl I had a dream that I would talk to people all over the world, and that has truly become a reality. I always had a vision of working globally, hence the name “OneWorld Properties.” When I was younger I would pretend that I was on the line with a client from France while I had someone calling me from Russia on the other line, and my dream has defnitely come true. Today, I go to sleep responding to emails from China and I wake up to emails from Brazil. Being able to travel and expand into new markets is what I love most about my business, and it gives me a competitive edge to learn global strategies that I can apply locally. How would you describe your personal style? My personal style is a modern take on Audrey Hepburn. I love classic elegance even when dressed in jeans, although I don’t mind spending the weekend in yoga pants when I’m with my kids.

PEGGY FUCCI THE CEO OF ONEWORLD PROPERTIES FOLLOWS HER DREAMS AND MAKES OTHER’S DREAMS HAPPEN WITH FOCUS AND PASSION THAT SHOWCASES HER TALENTS

What makes a woman powerful? To me what makes a woman powerful is the ability to balance it all. When you love your business, what you do, and know what you’re talking about - that’s powerful. Also, a great pair of shoes with a great purse always helps!

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JILL EBER What is your secret to success? Hard work, commitment, and focus. You have to want to be the best at what you do and be willing to forego a lot of other things in pursuit of being the very best in your chosen profession. It is so important to have the right support system. In my case, fortunately, I have an excellent team and I chose the right partner. Also, I love what I do.

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How do you balance running a business and personal life? I’m not sure I really do. I don’t know how to disconnect. I do take time for exercise and try to take time for travel including a passion of mine, which is scuba diving. I like to swim with sharks. It’s exciting and unpredictable...just like business can sometimes be! For me, though, my business and personal life tend to mix together and I thoroughly enjoy both.

JILLS THIS MAGICAL DUO BRINGS THEIR REAL ESTATE KNOWLEDGE INTO MIAMI AND KNOW THE MARKET BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN SOUTH FLORIDA

What advice would you give other young women considering starting a business? Learn the market the best you can and get support. If possible, align yourself with another agent that you can trust and has the same work ethic. I was very fortunate to meet my partner, Jill, early on in my career. Our relationship together is one of the most powerful features of our success. Plus, we trust, respect,t and really like each other, which is great both personally and professionally.

What’s is your favorite thing about your business? Te best part of our business is the people we meet and have the opportunity to work with every day. From celebrities and CEO’s to local neighbors and friends, we get to sell the most beautiful homes and condos and help people realize their dreams. It’s a great way to make a living. Also to work with family is incredible. I love having my sister Felise Eber beside me. She is amazing, as are Danny and Hillary Hertzberg. How would you describe your personal style? Passionate and fun. I really want to do my business to the best of my ability and I put a tremendous amount of efort, time, and expense into making sure my clients get what they need and feel good about the service and results we provide. I want them to know I am always doing the best I can and am tireless in helping them reach their goal. What makes a woman powerful? I think knowledge, drive, caring and focus empower you and gives you the confdence to achieve whatever goals you have.

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JILL HERTZBERG What is your secret to success? My secret to success is hard work, knowledge and having a positive attitude. I think if you put all those things together you can enjoy what you do and when you enjoy what you do and fnd it interesting, it keeps you motivated and eager to learn. Knowledge is power. How do you balance running a business and personal life? It’s not so easy to balance your personal life and your business because mine are intertwined. I actually fnd each one more fun with the other in it. It is important to set aside time for yourself. For me, running is a big part of my daily routine and it helps me start my day right. What advice would you give other young women considering starting a business? I think you have to set realistic goals and in the beginning you just have to work as hard as you can and then success will come. If you start humbly and keep doing the best you can, eventually that business will breathe success. What’s is your favorite thing about your business? I don’t have one favorite thing I have a lot of favorite things. I love the people that I meet, the deals that we negotiate, my team, my partner, my family and my company, they are all interesting parts, they are all connected. How would you describe your personal style? I think I try to be current in style. I would like to say I lean towards the conservative professional look and I always care about how I am presenting myself and the same goes for my team. Everything we do ties into being a luxury brand. What makes a woman powerful? A woman is powerful who feels good, if you feel good inside then that confdence exudes and you are able to convince people of what you are trying to accomplish. A powerful woman is nurturing and empowers other women to be the best they can be.


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DR MELANIE H ROSENBLATT, MD MELANIE ROSENBLATT, MD IS A GRADUATE OF STONY BROOK SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.... DR. ROSENBLATT IS BOARD CERTIFIED IN ANESTHESIOLOGY AND PAIN MANAGEMENT. I think the secret to success is knowing what I am good at and knowing my limitations. Firstly, I am passionate and committed to my work. I am in the business of changing lives, often saving lives, and it is a privilege to help people when they are most vulnerable. I work hard. Most people around me would describe me as a workaholic, but I don’t see it like that because I get so much personal satisfaction out of my work. In addition to hard work and commitment, the main secret to my success is surrounding myself with hardworking, talented, committed people and treating them with the respect they so deserve. How do you balance running a business and personal life? Work hard. Play harder. I think it is important to put focus and energy into whatever I’m doing. I am a terrible multitasker. My work is a total and complete commitment. But when I am done for the day, or fnished with a project, I am done! My family then gets equal energy and attention. What advice would you give other young women considering starting a business? Be prepared to work hard. Engage help and support where you can. Listen carefully to successful people around you. What’s is your favorite thing about your business? I get so much satisfaction out of my work. In my practice, I get to relieve sufering and change lives. Everyday is special for me. How would you describe your personal style? I am energetic and innovative. I am not afraid to try new things, but I am also very frm in my beliefs. What makes a woman powerful? I think what makes a woman powerful is her ability to take care of herself and her family, to be able to stand on her own, yet be able to be part of a team. A powerful woman knows how to be soft when appropriate, yet strong when needed.

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TAMARA MEDVEDEVA What is your secret to success? Te key to success is to do what you are most passionate about. If you love it, you will make it. How do you balance running a business and personal life? Living between two cities, it is not easy but I make sure to prioritize between work and personal activities. I set realistic expectations for myself for any particular week and make sure to build in some downtime to recharge. What advice would you give other young women considering starting a business? First, you have to love or at least have a strong interest in your fled. You also have to surround yourself with great mentors, believe in yourself, and work hard.

TAMARA MEDVEDEVA & JULIA MEDVEDEVA THESE OWNERS OF SARTORIAL, A LUXURY MENSWEAR SHOP, KNOW WHAT MAKES FOR A WELL-DRESSED MAN, BY OFFERING HIGH-END QUALITY AND SERVICE.

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What’s is your favorite thing about your business? Te fact that my line of work is truly a balance between the art and the science. How would you describe your personal style? Despite the fact that I am in the fashion industry, you cannot call me trendy but I do like to put together new looks and practically never repeat the same outft. Also, esthetics and functionality have to live in harmony. So the overall look should be polished, yet comfortable, and it should bring out the best in a person. What makes a woman powerful? A powerful woman is frst of all, a risk-taker. Compared to men, women are naturally risk-averse, and I think that the women that make it in business, and life in general, have a higher risk-tolerance. As they say, life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

JULIA MEDVEDEVA What is your secret to success? I do not think there is any secret. I believe that hard work and a 100% dedication to what you do always pays of in the end. How do you balance running a business and personal life? It is also a hard work to keep this balance, and it is very important to have people around you who support you and what you do. I am lucky to have them in my life. What advice would you give other young women considering starting a business? To do something you are passionate about, believe in yourself, and worry less. What is your favorite thing about your business? Fashion business combines a lot of things: art, history, culture, economics, etc. I love this complexity. How would you describe your personal style? I do not believe in trends. I believe in timeless pieces that create a simple but elegant look. What makes a woman powerful? Being resistant to the difficulties a modern woman, sadly, still faces in her professional life. Not letting anyone or anything defne her, but creating her own path.


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What is your secret to success? Early on, my parents encouraged me to always give my best efort, and to take pride and excel in whatever I did. Our success in our office is a product of that commitment: a result of years of training and the use of the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. We are one of the few offices in which both our facility and our staf are certifed in all types of sedation. We ofer our patients the highest possible standard of care in a luxurious setting. How do you balance running a business and personal life? Te key is “balance.” Having a happy family life defnitely infuences a positive state of mind, and ultimately, how you are perceived professionally. Tis positive energy permeates into your office environment and helps make your business strong and successful.

What advice would you give other young women considering starting a business? Go for it! Education and a strong work ethic are basic. Always keep your main goals in mind.

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THIS PRESIDENT OF SEDATION DENTISTRY IN SUNNY ISLES KNOWS WHAT MAKES FOR A MILLION DOLLAR SMILE AND HOW TO MAKE HER PATIENTS FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.

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What is your favorite thing about your business? My favorite thing is the satisfaction that I get when I am able to change a person’s life for the better. I enjoy treating my patients like my family, always trying to make them feel at home: the best compliment is when a patient refers a friend or family member. How would you describe your personal style? Classic, simple, professional. What makes a woman powerful? Te way in which you conduct yourself and treat everyone with respect has a lot to do with the way that you are perceived. Power comes from being the best that you can be. What makes a million dollar smile? Since a smile makeover is, for the most part, an elective treatment, careful planning and expertise is paramount. You only want to do this once, and do it perfectly. Tere is a technical answer to this that is complicated. Basically, a beautiful smile should lack noticeable imperfections. Te teeth should have a certain bilateral symmetry and the color should be healthy and go well with the complexion of the person’s skin. Te gums should be healthy and the lips should be uniform and compliment the outline of the teeth. All of this would make for a beautiful smile. My greatest sense of accomplishment is after treatment is completed, that frst look in the mirror by the patient. Tat look of disbelief quickly transforms into a newly found confdence. Tat’s what makes a MILLION DOLLAR SMILE!


What do you think is the top priority to being success as a Power of Women? To be truly successful you need to balance all aspects of your life. Be successful in personal life , fnancially , socially, family, physically and spiritually

How do you balance running a business and personal life? I am lucky enough to work on my projects from home for the most part while caring for my 6 month old son as well as scheduling meetings and appointments when it’s convenient for me. I always take a little me for the gym and usually once a week my husband and I will have a date night , just the two of us.

LISA HOCHSTEIN

A MEDIA PROFESSIONAL KNOWS HOW TO BALANCE WORK AND HER PERSONAL LIFE AND EXUDES PURE PROFESSIONALISM WHEN IT COMES TO NEWS.

What advice would you give other young women to follow your career? Never settle and know your worth, don’t be afraid to take risks and put yourself out there What is your Power of Women outft do you where down the red carpet? I like to stand out and be creative when I dress. Tink the most important part is feeling comfortable and confdent in what you put on. What current projects are you working on right now ? Currently my husband and I are fnishing the design for our medical spa and getting ready to focus on the interior design of our new home on star island. Aurora Suite

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ANNY JELACA, HAIR STYLIST KNOWN by his work with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell and many more-has become one of the most popular and successful hair sensations in the Miami area along with his new luxury hair salon based in South Beach, Miami Florida. Allure magazine has named him “makeover pro” of Miami and his salon was featured in InStyle Magazine for “best cut in Miami”. As a currently one of the most popular sought after hair stylist in one of America’s top glamorous cities, we were excited for him to share an exclusive ChicMetropolitan interview to talk on his success and personal journey.

Danny Jelaca Stylist Hair Salon 500 South Pointe Dr #120 Miami Beach, Fl 33139 Book a reservation T 305.604.9696 www.dannyjelaca.com

KAILEE: What makes a successful hair stylist?

Jelaca: I think having passion in the industry. I think you can actually be successful in any industry if you have passion. KAILEE:: Would you say your career helped discover your pas-

sion or your passion helped you discover your career? JELACA: I would say my passion helped me discover my career. KAILEE: How is that? JELACA: I love interpersonal communication; I love a one-

on-one [interaction]. I feel well with a client in the chair, and I love how I make her feel good. I love the beauty industry and to make someone feel great. One of the great things about my life is that every hour on the hour I make someone feel great and look great and I feel like that’s honestly one of the best feelings about my life.

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like Jennifer Lopez and Naomi CampbellJELACA: I’ve worked with a variety of celebrities, both A-

list and local. I’ve worked with Milla Jovovich, Cameron Diaz, Ivana Trump, Kelly Preston, Oliver Stone, there’s a lot [laughs]. My most recent was Sharon Stone KAILEE: What celebrities have you not worked with yet that

you are dying to work with? JELACA: I would say I’m interested in the girls now that are

very relevant. I would love to work with Ariana Grande, I feel like she would be really relevant for me. KAILEE: Do you have any special projects you are working on? JELACA: In 2016 I’m coming out with a new product hair

care line, Danny Jelaca luxury hair care. It’s a luxury hair care line with all diferent essentials. It caters to the “jetsetter”. Tey are hair products that will hold in a variety of climates, they are

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designed to handle static, dryness, humidity. I really wanted to create something to cater to all climates and all textures and to repair and restore hair whether wet or dry. KAILEE: What have you learned about the industry

along the way that has made you grow the most? JELACA: Obviously being around professionals who

have passion in the industry has made me grow. I mean I’m a specialist, I believe in departmentalizing, my salon is departmentalized. I have a team of specialists. I have a specialist who just does balayage, I have someone who just does treatments, someone who just does highlights, someone that just does cutting, someone who just does extensions, etc. I truly believe in special-

izing. I feel like being around people who had a similar passion to me defnitely made me grow. It’s my great pleasure now to say that I’ve worked with some really great professionals in the industry like Luis Gignac, Johanna Stella, and Horst Rechelbacher. Doing fashion shows, KAILEE: What really helped push your passion? Te salon, runway work, red carpet work- what was the engine that pushed you to be apart of all these things?

ly’. I just had that drive, that passion to have things done a certain way and gravitated towards other professionals who were similar. I’m very proud of my salon, I feel like next in line is that I’ve given everyone one of my clients everything that I’ve always wanted to give. It’s a true refection of who I am as a person. I’ve changed all of my insights around the salons I’ve worked for. It got to a point where I really wanted to open a salon of my own and bring other professionals up with me KAILEE: What have you not done yet that you really want to do during your career? JELACA: I’ve had a really full career already. I’ve done

all the major fashion shows, major runway shows, red carpet, I’ve done flm festivals, Sundance flm festivals,

Te Oscars, Te Emmys. I think I do really well with more red carpet. I’m a true, real stylist. I’ve done a lot of editorials and covers of magazines but I can really see myself contributing a lot to red carpet and do a lot more of it. I feel like its sort of where I belong. I’d like to have my business, run my salon, and having my line of product be my next step forward and passion. I think that my line of product will help give my passion to other stylists as well.

years old and opened up my salon when I was 43 and I’ve worked in the industry for almost 23 years before opening the salon. And this whole time working, I would always thinking about how things should be done diferent. I would see things and think, ‘Oh, I would do that diferently’ and, ‘I would treat that client diferent-

JELACA: I would say stay passionate towards your

best skill. Like if you are a cutter, an up-do-ist, I would say be a specialist towards your best skill. Identify who you are, know who you are. If you are good at editorial, be an editorial specialist. If you are good at salon, be a salon specialist. Get to know yourself. Be specialized. I think people want a specialist. If someone wants a treatment they are going to go for someone who can do ‘the best treatment’, if someone wants a cut they are going to want someone who does ‘the best haircut.’ People who work in magazines want to hire ‘the best fashion artist’. So I would say for someone in the industry to identify who you are, know who you are and run with it.

KAILEE: What is the diference between a hairdresser

and hair stylist? JELACA: I cut and style hair. I don’t’ do treatments,

color, etc. Although I appreciate all of those - I shape the hair. I love all the eras, the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and integrate them into current periods. I love to create a shape, a silhouette. KAILEE: Is there any other fnal things you would say

KAILEE: So you would like to see yourself as infuJELACA: Well I’ve had my salon for 3 years, I’m 46

industry what advice would you give?

that really helped you or represents your success today?

ence for other stylists as well? JELACA: Wow that’s a good question [laughs]. I mean JELACA: Oh, yes I would love to teach. KAILEE: If you were to give somebody advice on how to help infuence their personal style as a hair stylist, makeup artist, or anyone else in the fashion

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this is all I’ve ever done. I’ve done this for 26 years. I would choose a great city like Miami, New York or Chicago where people will appreciate you. Be someone who loves the industry and loves their clients. And surround yourself with all the beauty that inspires you.


CHIC TOP LUXURY SPAS MIAMI

TOP 5 LUXURY SPAS Travelers from around the world come to Miami to enjoy sun, sand and luxury. Our spas don’t disappoint, offering world-class luxury, treatments and service for locals and the world-weary alike. We’ve chose fve amazing Spas in the Miami area that redefne luxury. BY ELEN A VE R TLIB

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Mandarin Oriental Spa Located on Brickell Key, this luxurious spa is a fve-star sanctuary of Asian luxury and serenity. Te holistic, tri-level spa features 18 private treatment rooms, including six stunning VIP suites, with foor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bay. Two of the spa’s spacious, split-level Mandarin Suites include a personal multi-jet tub and oversized shower; one is custom designed for Tai massage; and two are especially designed for couples wishing to share their experience. If you are looking to get away and relax your mind and body while getting the best treatments in Miami, Mandarin is the spa for you.

EDITOR’S PICK: ILLUMINATING OXYGEN FACIAL is the best facial Mandarin ofers. It transforms the skin with a unique beauty experience that delivers pressurized oxygen directly to the skin’s surface, with instant cooling and hydrating efects. Skin looks and feel years younger, visibly lifted, toned and hydrated.

Viceroy Spa Designed by Philippe Starck, the Viceroy Spa creates a sense of space that is unique and very “South Beach.” Tis delightful, surprising experience creates its own magic of beauty and spa-centric luxury. With its beautiful yellow chandelier in the center of relaxation area, marble foors, baroque style chairs in the swimming pool, and giant bookshelves, you cant help but feel a bit like an “Alice” in your own Miami Wonderland, about to be transformed into a more beautiful version of yourself. EDITOR’S PICK: We recommend ReVersive Anti-Aging Facial for lasting beauty results. Utilizing the revolutionary time-reverse technology of the BARBOR Re-Youth Complex, this luxury facial reactivates the skin’s own anti-aging mechanism and reclaims lost radiance as it visibly smoothens fne lines and wrinkles. An unexpected perk: You’ll get to take home BARBOR Re-YOUTH complex cream and masque.

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The Ritz-Carlton South Beach Spa Praised as one of the best in South Beach, Te Ritz –Carlton South Beach Spa is an ideal haven that ofers rejuvenating body therapies and sumptuous beauty treatments using world-renowned products and techniques. With its friendly staf and ultra luxury products and environment, it is easy to get lost in the calm fow of luxury.

EDITOR’S PICK: Taste of Te Tropics body treatment Unique to South Beach Location, the Ritz-Carlton Spa ofers a blend of exotic sweetness and scents of local fruits that will take you on a relaxing and revitalizing journey. Fresh mango and guava have been incorporated into a 50-minute invigorating body scrub by spa specialists, bringing vitamins and powerful natural anti-oxidants of these super-foods together for unbeatable results. After your treatment, you will receive an exclusive Mango Guava candle as a souvenir to remind you of your Taste of the Tropics.

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daybeds is surrounded by drapery and vintage Moroccan rugs, for a touch of the exotic while you destress. Te Resort also ofers a state-of-the-art 24hour gym, with the latest in strength-training and cardio equipment and rooms for group or personalized trainings sessions. EDITOR’S PICK: Try their customized massage option where you can build your own massage, choosing amongst the many varieties of touch, diferent styles, and oils. Additionally, massage enhancements can include but are not limited to cutting edge therapies like “Biotic Wave”, “Oxygen Inhalation” and “Power Nap” – come see the long list of options for yourself!

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Located in Miami Beach, visiting this luxury spa is to experience modern elegance. Walking through the doors, one is soothed by the muted colors and professional health care accents, while invigorated by the scents, chic atmosphere and fabulous staf. Te Spa at Te Miami Beach EDITION ofers guests a wide range of services, set in nine private treatment rooms that include a custom Hammam room, as well as a detox room with a steam shower and far-infrared sauna, a Beauty Lounge for nail, hair and makeup services, spacious locker rooms with a steam room, and a spa shop retail featuring “best of products,” and specially curated beach and loungewear. A central relaxation area with custom-designed


Biltmore Hotel Spa

Located on the 7th foor of iconic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, this spa never fails to disappoint. Te experience of entering this space of earth tones, natural wood appointments and gently murmuring fountains immediately creates a calming separation from the hectic outside world. A true haven of luxury, the Biltmore Hotel Spa ofers a wide selection of therapies, treatments and experiences designed to help guests relax, refresh and achieve lasting wellness.

EDITOR’S PICK: Te Biltmore’s New Japanese Tea Ceremony Embark on an alluring therapeutic experience for the mind and body. Based on a calming massage, marrying gentle and comforting movements and Tai stretches, along with a silky body moisturizer to envelope the body in softness and hydration. Your relaxed mind and body will absorb the unique fragrances and drift into a deeper meditative state with a scalp and foot massage and concludes with a refreshing facial therapy, including a cleanse and destressing massage. Discover the intriguing, healing benefts of tea in this decadent rite of passage.

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Featuring everything you need to have a Chic New York Experience. Here are our Chic Top picks... Restaurant - Eleven Madison Park • Spa - The Spa at Mandarin Oriental • Power Lunch - The Grill Room at The Four Seasons • Hotel - Crosby Street Hotel • Museum - Getty Villa • Nightlife - Top of the Standard • Must see - Time Square

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TOP NY LUXURY SPAS Travelers from around the world come to the Big Apple to indulge on what the sophisticated city has to offer. Yet, after a day exploring the city, it’s important to take the time to indulge on a little luxurious escape at a chic spa. We’ve chose fve amazing spas in the New York area that will pamper you with pure luxury.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York Te Mandarin Oriental’s spa is one of New York’s most luxurious. A well-appointed, 35th-foor space will foor-to-ceiling windows serves as the setting for treatments like the $870 Oriental Harmony—a set of massages performed by two therapists, a soothing foot bath, and a body scrub. Find your center in the yoga room, take a lap in the pool, sip tea in the Oriental Tea Lounge and unwind in the steam room. 60th Street West 60th Street, 80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023 http://www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork/luxury-spa/

Cornelia Spa at The Surrey Sophisticated and minimalist, the Cornelia Spa concentrates on customization, tailoring every treatment to its clients’ age, diet, and stress-specifc health and beauty needs. Appointments are preceded by brief consultations, during which personalized plans are drawn up, and services range from Reparative Caviar & Oxygen Quench facials to Champagne Shimmer Pedicures and Hot Stone Massages 20 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021 http://www.corneliaspaatthesurrey.com

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The Spa at Trump Soho It’s ftting that a Trump spa has a menu of massages that feature precious gemstone-infused oils. In addition to its more opulent services, this quiet, Middle Eastern-inspired retreat is one of the only places you can get a traditional Turkish Hammam skin treatment, as well as threading, henna and Ayurvedic therapy. 246 Spring St, New York, NY 10013 https://www.trumphotelcollection.com/soho/new-york-city-day-spas.php

Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza Wine and skincare unite at the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, set inside one of the city’s most famous hotels. Caudalie is built on the idea that grapes and their vines are benefcial to the skin, so the treatments work with wine-induced rejuvenation in mind. Enjoy a Crushed Cabernet Scrub, a Merlot Wrap, a Red Vine Barrel Bath, a Wine Maker’s Massage or a Vinotherapie Infusion Facial. 1 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019 http://us.caudalie.com/spas-2/spas-vinotherapie/spa-usa/le-plaza-newyork.html

Shibui Spa Start your tranquil, Eastern-infuenced Shibui experience with an early yoga class before treating yourself to a reviving service (like the $400 Bamboo Glow—a body scrub followed by a private shower with yuzu sea algae wash, a mint mineral soak, and a moisturizing massage). Tere’s also an in-house salon where you can book appointments for everything from waxing to eyelash extensions. 377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013 http://www.thegreenwichhotel.com/shibui-spa/

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N JUST TWO YEARS, SHEILA ROSENBLUM HAS BECOME A FORCE IN THE MALE-DOMINATED HORSE RACING WORLD. Te Manhattan mother of two owns over twenty racehorses stabled at Belmont Park, where she leads two all-female syndicates with top trainer Linda Rice. She also shares ownership of two horses with racing world doyenne Vivien Malloy, also a close friend and mentor. Rosenblum’s horses recently had four major wins; and her star, La Verdad, who ran second at this year’s Breeders’ Cup, has won over $1.6 million to date. “It’s rare for anyone to have such a great streak,” Rosenblum says, “especially someone who’s relatively new on the scene like me!” starting point and everything else falls into place, miraculously enough. It truly thrills me, which is why it allows me the opportunity to build the syndicate and have the girls join me and do fun, miraculous things together with these magnifcent, beautiful animals. As a result, some great new friendships have resulted, and old friendships have strengthened with some great shared memories. What makes a woman powerful? Confdence! Tat will always lead to success. It’s as simple as that.

What is your secret to success? Hard work, perseverance, and good old-fashioned luck! How do you balance running a business and personal life? My kids and family come frst, then my four-legged family comes second. It’s not exactly easy sometimes, but because I’m passionate about both, they tend to dovetail pretty smoothly. It’s certainly hard work. First and foremost, I’m a mom to Erik and Kara and then I run Lady Sheila Stable. I set aside a certain amount of hours a day for the business and even though I’m self-employed, my ballet years gave me the ability to stay focused and get things done. Tey also primed me to be a little bit of an over-achiever and I move fairly quickly. What advice would you give other young women considering starting a business? It’s ideal if you’re fortunate enough to work in something that truly speaks to you, your passions and your strengths. I’ve found that it’s crucial for someone to do their utmost in utilizing obstacles to their advantage. To me, I try to eliminate the concept of setback and fnd a way to work with it, around it, or through it. I realized early on that challenges can very easily Oftentimes, people get sidetracked with starting new projects midstride, but it’s best if you stay focused and complete the ones you’ve begun. Be ambitious, of course, but be reasonable. And most importantly: don’t give up — ever. What is your favorite thing about your business? Well, the horses! [laughs] Honestly, I adore everything about them and I have such a wonderful time with them. Everything from watching them run, play around— I guess “horse around” is appropriate, right? My love for the horses really is the

What makes a million dollar smile? Hmmm…. that’s a good question. Well, I keep thinking of people who have beautiful “million dollar” smiles. And though some are bought and paid for [laughs], others are truly a lovely sight. And the more I think of it, the more I realize that all of those people have a real zest for life and a tremendous sense of humor. Tey express themselves in beautiful ways, often poking fun of themselves and never taking themselves seriously. Tat’s really how to live life to the fullest. Be willing to make mistakes, and once you do, own it, correct it if you can, and don’t make the same mistake twice. Remember: none of this is easy. Success is elusive. Can you describe your Fashion style? My style is defnitely something I’d call eclectic classic — does that makes sense? Downplayed elegance with fabulous accessories, really. I’m a dress girl. I love seeing women in dresses and love it when they show some leg in a nice heel, but then I love jeans and shirt and blazer…with some great boots. So…the classics, but I like to mix it up with a twist of modern and eclectic. Tat really defnes my personality too, I think.

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TOP SF LUXURY SPAS Powerful women all need to escape and retreat and recharge. Our San Francisco, LA, and NYC Editors chose the top spas in those powerful cities for the busiest women to feel relaxed, even if it is only for one day. BY CH RI STI NE RI OS A N D K E L LY J A CK S ON

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Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Tis gorgeous 40,000 square-foot, Spanish Mission-style spa is one of the only luxury spas in the country with its own thermal mineral water source. Te star here is the Bathhouse, where you can relax by the freplace, enjoy the water ritual featuring exfoliating showers, mineral water soaking pools, herbal steam room, dry sauna, and cold plunge showers, as well as indulge in a signature treatment. Outdoors you’ll have access to outdoor thermal mineral pools and a whirlpool, as well as cabanas and a ftness center EDITOR’S PICK: ENERGIZING DETOX KUR Tis purifying journey will leave you completely invigorated. Your treatment starts with a stimulating dry brush exfoliation, followed by an energizing, detoxifying salt scrub, nutrient-rich marine algae wrap, mineral bath soak, and fnally, a full body massage. You’ll leave feeling frmer, more toned, and thoroughly revitalized. AWARDS Ranked one of Travel + Leisure’s top 25 spas.

Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa Tis contemporary oasis epitomizes the perfect blend of nature and nurture, utilizing expert therapists to guide you on a holistic path to wellness. Te environment is serene and peaceful, a welcome respite from the busy city below. Elements of earth abound: languish in the heated outdoor meditation pool, linger by the freplace, or lie back and relax in the Somadome, your personal meditation pod. Treatments include massage, scrubs, facials, as well as the healing arts: acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and energy work. EDITOR’S PICK: INFRARED SALT RITUAL Tis restorative and detoxifying treatment is the perfect way to keep toasty on a cool day. Te treatment pairs Himalayan salt crystals and stones with an Amethyst Biomat to warm and nourish your body and soul. Your experience includes a Himalayan salt scrub, infrared wrap, and warmed Himalayan salt stone massage. Te treatment will leave your body fully relaxed, restored, detoxifed, revitalized, and replenished. AWARDS #4 Top Hotel Spa in U.S. in Travel+Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards. #5 out of 30 for hotels in Northern California in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards for Best in the World.

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HOW DO YOU SPEND OVER $30,000 A DAY?

The Claremont Club & Spa Te newest addition to the Fairmont Hotel Collection does not disappoint. A day at the Claremont will leave anyone feeling like a princess. Everything from the view to the décor screams regal. Start out with a pre-spa hydrotherapy ritual, including a stop in the eucalyptus steam room and a soak in the oversized whirlpool jacuzzi overlooking the San Francisco Bay skyline; then indulge in a luxurious facial, lose yourself in a lavish body treat-

ment, or soothe your soul with acupuncture. EDITOR’S PICK: HYDRAFACIAL™ Meet the ultimate in facials. Your esthetician will simultaneously cleanse, exfoliate, and infuse your skin with active serums using state-of-the-art technology. Te treatment concludes with your choice of LED therapy or lymphatic drainage. Your skin will be luminescent.

Located in Miami Beach, visiting this luxury spa is to experience modern elegance. Walking through the doors, one is soothed by the muted colors and professional health care accents, while invigorated by the scents, chic atmosphere and fabulous staf. Te Spa at Te Miami Beach EDITION offers guests a wide range of services, set in nine private treatment rooms that include a custom Hammam room, as well as a detox room with a steam shower and far-infrared sauna, a Beauty Lounge for nail, hair and makeup services, spacious locker rooms with a steam room, and a spa shop retail featuring “best of products,” and specially curated beach and loungewear. A central relaxation area with custom-designed daybeds is surrounded by drapery and vintage Moroccan rugs, for a touch of the ex-

Labelle Day Spas & Salons Since business has been running for the last 40 years, powerful women in Downtown San Francisco high rises have been visiting Labelle Spa. Bella’s (Owner) spa has also treated icons ranging from Audrey Hepburn and Maria Shriver to Condoleezza Rice and Paris Hilton.Tech CEOs in Silicon Valley visit the Palo Alto location. But you don’t have to be rich and famous to get the star treatment. In fact, every client is welcomed with a warm foot soak that precedes the skin and body treatments. Anti-aging treatments can make any busy CEO look like a fresh and relaxed teenager. Labelle ofers roughly a dozen facials alone, as well as full-body skin treatments, makeup, and hair design. Bella’s scientifcally designed treatments come in bottle form as well, and clients can purchase her proprietary cleansers, toners, and scrubs to take home with them. EDITOR’S PICK: Bella’s caviar and carat facial, a medley of caviar ampule, sea buckthorn, and pure gold. Swava is the aesthician to ask for. With 29 years in the business, she specializes in the Gold facial as well as “back facials” for those long work days when you have been sitting at your computer for too long. Downtown San Francisco 233 Grant Avenue San Francisco, CA 94108

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otic while you de-stress. Te Resort also ofers a state-of-the-art 24-hour gym, with the latest in strength-training and cardio equipment and rooms for group or personalized trainings sessions. EDITOR’S PICK: Te Essential Journey Tis is the perfect introduction to the Meadowood all-suite spa experience. You will start with a Wellness Sojourn where your trained therapist will delve into your state of well-being, and utilize aromatherapy to customize the ideal massage, body treatment, or facial, to help you reach your optimal state. By the time the blinds raise signaling the end of your journey, you’re sure to be in a full state of bliss. AWARDS #4 Top Hotel Spa in U.S. in Travel+Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards.


Best Bikini Wax for Busy Business women SenSpa In the heart of the Presidio lies an urban oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco. Now, an old war-era army barracks may seem the last spot to go to for relaxation, but SenSpa defes all expectations. Enter the doors, and fnd your escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Te vast treatment menu includes a plethora of exotic add-ons, including reiki, brainwave massage, and cranisosacral therapy. From the moment you wrap yourself in one of their lush robes and sink into one of their ergonomic relaxation chairs, you’ll be saying “ahhh.” Order some organic cuisine and wine from the café and get ready to relax. EDITOR’S PICK: THE ISLAND INDULGENCE Lie back and let yourself be transported to the islands as your body is rocked like the ocean waves as you are rhythmically stroked and kneaded in this soothing and energizing treatment. Your experience includes a scrub and massage utilizing tropical oils. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the ultimate island destination.

BEST BRAZILIAN WAX Female executives have many responsibilities and often catch themselves inundated at the ofce till all hours of the night. Rushing home to go on that date with your husband that has been long overdue, one often realizes you forgot an important step; your bikini wax. Fear not females: the best Brazilian waxer (who is straight outta Brazil herself ) is in your backyard of the fnancial district in San Francisco. Near the Transamerica tower you will fnd a gorgeous and efcient wax locale. Carla has numerous high powered execs who only have ten minutes to spare. She is gentle and fast and gives you a warm spa pillow to lay on and then a cool towel for the apres wax. She is a perfectionist and will not let you leave until you have the smoothest and cleanest wax. Priding herself on shape and best hair regrowth; clients all agree with proof in her 5 star reviews. All of this in a classy ofce right near your high rise and fnished within ten minutes. https://www.bbwax.me/

Spa Terra at The Meritage Resort & Spa Napa Valley Just as you cross into the world-renowned Napa Valley, you’ll fnd Spa Terra at the Meritage Resort. Set inside an Estate cave, 40 feet underground, below 9 acres of vineyards, this is the quintessential wine country resort, where you can fulfll a full day’s itinerary without ever leaving the property. Mother Earth (and a welcome glass of sparkling wine) beckons you inside the 22,000 square foot Florentine Estate cave to fnd your serenity in its whirlpools, steam grottos, and soothing water walls. Enjoy a treatment in one of the 12 treatment rooms (including 4 for couples’ “Love for 2” packages), and then cross over to the other side of the cave for an Estate wine tasting. EDITOR’S PICK: MERITAGE FACIAL Tis signature facial treatment is a Napa Valley original. Your aesthetician cleanses, masks, and moisturizes your skin and décolleté using only products specially formulated with grape seed extracts. Tis antioxidant rich treatment will restore balance and vitality to the skin. AWARDS #4 Top Hotel Spa in U.S. in Travel+Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards.

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A consistent top producer in Marin County, Chelsea began her real estate career in 2003. Previously, she spent nearly a decade in the fnancial industry, the majority of her focus in institutional equity research sales to domestic and foreign institutions in the U.S., Italy, Switzerland, and the U.K. Chelsea’s extensive research and sales experience, combined with her managerial skills demonstrated by running a successful equity sales team in London as a Managing Director with Bank of America Securities, and her personal interest in real estate, made for an easy transition into residential real estate sales. Chelsea grew up in Marin and currently lives in Mill Valley. She knows the Bay Area extremely well, not only as a long-time resident, but as a successful realtor. Having grown up in a family of top-producing real estate professionals, she constantly had exposure to the market and was presented with the highest standards of business ethics. The success that Chelsea has established in her business endeavors is based on her exceptional level of integrity and professionalism. As a client of Chelsea’s, you will always come frst and she will continuously strive to give you the best experience possible in buying or selling your home. She looks forward to the opportunity of doing business with you.

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his is the one you have been waiting for in Mill Valley! Located in a picturesque, lush setting near hiking trails and an easy commute to San Francisco. Enter through a private gate to fnd a wonderfully situated home on a spacious, mostly-level lot. The kitchen/great room features doors that open out to a wonderful patio and level yard with plenty of room to play and entertain. The property also features a one-bedroom, one-bathroom legal apartment, which has both interior & exterior access. Located in close proximity to downtown Mill Valley, restaurants, shops, hiking and biking trails, and a quick commute to San Francisco adds to this very special property. Not to be missed!


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PARTNERS TRUST O: 310.818-5788 | F: 310.919-3756 | CalBRE#: 01413280 23410 Civic Center Way, Suite C1, Malibu, CA 90265 MADISON HILDEBRAND PRESIDENT OF THE MALIBU LIFE TEAM & FOUNDING PARTNER OF PARTNERS TRUST MALIBU Madison Hildebrand, President and Founder of The Malibu Life, Inc., is one of the world’s most recognizable faces in the world of real estate. Bringing 10 years of experience and career sales of over $250 Million, Madison acts as a Founding Partner of Partners Trust Malibu offce and is recognized internationally as a top producing agent year after year. Madison incorporated The Malibu Life, Inc., enlisting a team of 8 specialists who work together to make record transactions, exerting passion, professionalism, integrity, and uncanny industry knowledge. Madison’s ability to connect and communicate with a wide range of clientele is guided by his passion for travel, and his experiences living in various countries, states, and cities.

JENNIFER CHRISMAN FOUNDING PARTNER OF PARTNERS TRUST MALIBU Having been raised in Malibu, Jennifer Chrisman, Partner at The Malibu Life, inherited the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in the Malibu community at an early age. It’s no wonder that Jennifer knows of every hidden gem in Malibu, as well as its neighboring communities. She has distinguished herself within Malibu’s real estate arena so much so that her name has virtually become synonymous with luxury property. Not only that, but a savoir faire to the bone, Jennifer’s reputation for amiable intermediary action between buyers and sellers are rivaled by few. Jennifer is Malibu’s land expert.

24142 MALIBU ROAD $7,488,000.00 The Miller House, 1973, was designed by famed architect Edward Fickett, FAIA, for a Malibu Artist and has never before been offered for sale. Known as the “Architect to the Stars,” Fickett was a pioneer of California Modernism. The Miller House is a superb example of his classic period featuring soaring high beamed ceilings, paneled walls and abundant natural light. Built on an exceptional section of the famed Old Malibu Road, this property has been lovingly cared for and respectfully refreshed. The home features Fickett’s original concept —to see and hear the ocean from all areas of the home. A welcoming entry courtyard and the home’s open foor plan lead you down to the ocean via a private stairway. A rare feature of this beach side home is the expansive backyard deck, descending to a lower patio and grassy yard ending in another private deck overlooking the ocean, all of which provide ultimate coastline views and extensive space for private entertaining. The huge Artist Studio, multiple decks, and ingenious foor plan allow you to craft this Home to express your dream of Malibu Life. This price and unparalleled property offer a unique opportunity to capture a piece of architectural signifcance on the beach. 24142maliburoad.com

266 QUADRO VECCHIO DRIVE, PACIFIC PALISADES $8,200,000.00 Perched above Pacifc Palisades and the Pacifc Ocean sits this architectural masterpiece. Designed by famous and award winning architect, the late Stephen Kanner, this home showcases an optimistic take on both modernism and sustainability; punctuating the idealistic panoramic views of the Queen’s Necklace, the whitewater coastline, cityscape, and unspoiled mountain terrain. Most of the furnishings were custom designed for the home and could be negotiated with the purchase of the real property. quadrovecchio.com


REAL ESTATE

BEVERLY HILLS, CA

JOSH FLAGG Josh Flagg Beverly Hills, Rodeo Realty 202 N Canon Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-623-8703 josh@joshfagg.com http://www.joshfagg.com

With over ten years in the real estate business, Josh Flagg has taken the real estate market by storm.

728 N. KILKEA DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90046 Stunning new construction located in prime West Hollywood. With high ceilings and an open foor plan, this home is an entertainer’s dream. The 5 bedroom 5.5 bathroom house is designed with incredible attention to detail. The gourmet Italian kitchen features Miele appliances and fows directly to the indoor and outdoor living areas. Outdoor living room with freplace creates the ultimate LA living experience. Stunning zero-edge pool and spa enhance the backyard. This home is truly one of a kind and shouldn’t be missed!

Josh has sold over $1,000,000,000 worth of property and is a top realtor at one of the most prestigious real estate frms in the United States. His record selling achievements include the most expensive house in Brentwood and the most expensive house in Beverly Hills south of Sunset Blvd just to mention a few. Josh’s extensive sales record includes several high-profle sales. He was the listing agent for the famed Dorothy Chandler estate in Hancock Park and Merv Griffn’s sprawling Bel Air estate. Josh has worked with several celebrities and a variety of high-end clients, and he is committed to maintaining the utmost privacy and confdentiality for all of his clientele. As the market has shifted, once again, so has Josh. Josh now represents some of Los Angeles biggest builders and developers. While there are over 20,000 real estate agents in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, Josh and his unique approach to the business stand out. Josh’s dedication and enthusiasm towards his clients is unmatched. He has a reputation for going the extra mile. High-end residential real estate in Los Angeles is all about connections, and Josh Flagg’s are unmatched. Between Josh’s vast business network and unrivaled commitment to every listing he is involved with, it is no wonder Josh is one of the most sought-after agents in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

810 N. ALPINE DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 Located in the desirable fats of Beverly Hills, this gated Mediterranean estate is situated on almost half an acre. Grand entry with beautiful wrought iron staircase. Original painted ceilings and wooden beams throughout. Large gourmet kitchen has four ovens, island, breakfast area and opens to the family room. Outdoor patio area located just off the formal dining room, great for entertaining. Master suite features his and hers walk-in closets, separate bathrooms and freplace. Spacious bedrooms all featuring en suite bathrooms. Guest house with 1 bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms. Backyard has both a full sized tennis court as well as a large pool


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NEW YORK, NEW YORK

PEGGY ZABAKOLAS Mobile 631-745-7649 peggyz@nestseekers.com peggyz.com

845 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA, 77A 3 BED/ 3 BATH, 2,476SQ.FT. ASKING: $7,250,000 CC: $2,500, RE TAX: $4,468 Live in the clouds on the 77th foor in this newly renovated 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom home designed by DGD Group Design with state of the art renovations. This 2,476 sq.ft home affords breathtaking panoramic Northern and Eastern views fooding the entire residence with natural light all day long. Enter your new home and immediately be wowed by the soaring 12ft ceilings and foor to ceiling windows affording you breathing views stretching from Central Park, the George Washington Bridge all the way to Long Island. The grand common space is perfect for entertaining with White Oak Herringbone foors, a Pedini Chefs Kitchen, and generously sized bedrooms. Peggy Zabakolas, Esq. is a founding member of The Serhant Team as featured on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing NY. Her knowledge of luxury real estate coupled with her legal expertise led her to record breaking sales and a reputation as a tenacious negotiator. An expert navigator of the complex NYC real estate process, she is the perfect partner for any client’s needs. Recent accolades include The Serhant Team being named the #1 Team in New York, and #6 Team in the Nation as ranked by The Wall Street Journal.

200 CHAMBERS, 24A 3 BED/3BATH, 2,201SQ.FT. ASKING $4,695,000, CC: $2,345, RE TAX: $1,664 VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS! Enjoy this expansive 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom home with foor-to-ceiling windows offering triple exposure and breathtaking sights from every room! The A line, the most coveted line in 200 Chambers at over 2,200sq.ft. opens into grand living with an open gourmet kitchen, top of the line appliances and a large center island with seating complimentary to the functionality of the space. Perfect for entertaining, the kitchen spills into the dining area boasting Eastern Skyline views. Each of the three large bedrooms feature tranquil views of the Hudson River and generous custom closets.


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THE JILLS® Jill Hertzberg | 305.788.5455 Jillh@THEJILLS.COM Jill Eber | 305.915.2556 Jille@THEJILLS.COM TheJills.com 1682 Jefferson Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

5446 NORTH BAY ROAD, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA New modern masterpiece built by Todd Michael Glaser rests on a 30,740 sq. ft. lot on upper North Bay Road. +/-186’ of waterfront on wide bay with downtown Miami views. Approximately 13,000 sq. ft. of interior, elevator, gourmet kitchen, palatial master suite, marble master bath, rooftop deck, 95’ pool, private dock, 1BR/1BA waterfront guest cabana. 8 bedrooms, 8 full and 2 half baths | $37,000,000 Represented by: The Jills, Jill Eber & Jill Hertzberg | T: 305.915.2556 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate | thejills.com

The Jills®, the leading real estate agents in South Florida and Miami Beach, have sold more than $2.8 billion in real estate since 2005. Their expertise and knowledge of the luxury market has helped them achieve record-shattering sales, including the sale of the Versace Mansion and the second highest recorded sale in Miami ever, the $47 million 3 Indian Creek. They were recently named Coldwell Banker’s No. 1 sales team worldwide for the fourth consecutive year and were named the #1 Sales Team in Florida for the past 4 years as well as the #1 Sales team in America in 2012 and 2013 as ranked by The Wall Street Journal.

1 CASUARINA, CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA Enjoy 937’ of waterfrontage in this 3.6 acre Mediterranean estate in the exclusive gated Gables Estates with views of Biscayne Bay, the ocean and Miami Skyline. With grand interiors on 3 fully fnished levels, this private oasis showcases resort like amenities: gym, game room, tennis court, pool, guest house, private beach & boat dock. 9 bedrooms, 10 full baths and 5 half baths | $67,000,000 Represented by: The Jills, Jill Hertzberg & Jill Eber | T: 305.788.5455 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate | thejills.com


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MONTECITO/SANTA BARBARA

TIM DAHL Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services California Proporties Luxury Properties Specialist GRI, SFR, TRC Office: 805-565-4032 Mobile: 805-886-2211 Email Tim@timdahl.com

843 PARK HILL LANE

Panoramic ocean views.Behind the gates a Don Nulty designed Hilltop Villa offers privacy situated on 4.42 acres.High quality home and separate guest house features many amenities that the most discerning buyer seeks. Master bedroom on the main living foor. Media/game room, gym, golf simulator, bedrooms, offce, and much more. So much more. Price Upon Request

Tim Dahl, Luxury Home Specialist, a life long California resident, Santa Barbara homeowner and active real estate investor in two states. In the world of high-end real estate, expertise, commitment and impeccable service are just the beginning of Tim’s pledge to his clients. Tim understands high-end buyer’s mindsets and concerns. One of his most powerful fortes is his easygoing charisma, something that not only makes for pleasurable client collaborations, but also helps him craft rewarding outcomes for all parties involved. “Coming together is a Beginning, keeping together is a process, working together is a success” - Henry Ford

3977 ROBLAR AVE

Private and gated, exquisite Italian Villa on 22 Acres with some of the best views in the Santa Ynez Valley, four bedrooms with six bathrooms. High ceilings and attention to custom details throughout, this special home features a formal living room adjacent to a grand entry that includes a beautiful bar, formal dining areas and a setting that is elegantly designed for world class entertainment Price Upon Request


REAL ESTATE

ATLANTA, GA

DEBRA JOHNSTON

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Berkshire Hathaway Luxury Collection Buckhead Office Mobile: 404.312.1959 Debra.Johnston@BHHSGeorgia.com DebraAJohnston.com

421 BLACKLAND ROAD ATLANTA, GA 30342 LIST PRICE $10,000,000.00

Imagine a luxury residence designed by a team of craftsman in the most desirable location in Buckhead, Tuxedo Park. The attention to detail is exceptional. From the moment you walk in, experience the light filled two story living room with limestone fireplace, wide plank walnut flooring and Donghea lighting. The mahogany doors open to gardens and beautiful views of the pool and private grounds. The tile barrel ceiling in the kitchen and solid granite slab island are surrounded by gorgeous custom cabinetry. The construction is exceptional and has Crestron automation and energy efficient geothermal heating and icynene insulation. Visit 421BlacklandRoad.com Simply the best in real estate. From penthouses to mid century modern to classic estates, Debra provides all of her clients with exceptional service, knowledge of the market, professionalism and creativity with a passion for real estate. As a result of her accomplishments and record sales for 2015, Debra continues to be one of the top agents in Buckhead. Being a recipient of the Chairman Circle Platinum award ranks her in the top 1% in the company nationwide.

1325 MONTE CARLO ATLANTA, GA 30327 LIST PRICE $6,750,000.000

Buckhead Mediterranean estate situated on a peninsula overlooking a private lake. This 2.9 acre estate is surrounded by lush grounds, a new sports court, batting cage, a brick herringbone drive and motor court, and double edge infinity pool. Open the mahogany doors to a breathtaking two story living room, spectacular kitchen, master wing with his/her baths, and terrace complete with a theater, wine cellar, and billiards. Newer construction with whole house generator. Visit: WWW.1325MONTECARLOATLANTA.COM


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here from California, learning about what type of homes they liked. It was a good thing because the next weekend I was identifying properties on their behalf and one just hit the market that I knew was an exact match for them. Tey decided to move forward based on my recommendation. 3. What do you believe sets Buckhead apart from other afuent neighborhoods in Atlanta in terms of lifestyle and community? If you live in Buckhead, not only do you have great schools both public and private, but you’ve got proximity to everything; airports, great restaurants, and shopping all within 10 miles. You don’t have to get on the highways unless you’re going to the airport. It’s a vibrant community that is beautiful with lots of green space.

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HEN LUXURY REAL ESTATE AGENT DEBRA JOHNSTON decided to leave the security of the corporate world to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, it began as a part-time endeavor. Now, years later and with a proven list of accomplishments in the world of real estate, she uses her business acumen, along with her passion for design, architecture, and fne attention to detail to ensure she fnds the perfect home for each client.

1. Could you provide us with a snapshot of your background and what lead to your interest in the world of high-end real estate? I spent half of my career in Corporate America before going into real estate. My focus was management consulting, and systems work with companies like KPMG and Ernst & Young. I then took a job with Coca-Cola and spent 15 years in marketing; so my experience is in computers and marketing. But my love of architecture and design really started pushing me. I wanted to do something entrepreneurial and ended up getting my license on the side; I sold real estate at night and it just took of. In real estate, as soon as I found the perfect match for my clients, I got to see the end result, really experience it, and form new friendships; it was and continues to be very rewarding! If you’re doing what you love and whatever you put into it is what you’re going to get out of it. My experience from the corporate world; project management, strategy, negotiation, and doing the right thing has guided me. Additionally, I have a genuine love for design and architecture, and I really believe that luxury is in the attention to detail. Real Estate is my full time job, it’s a business that I take very seriously. 2. What skills have you found to be the most useful in your career as a real estate agent dealing in luxury real estate? I think that what’s been most useful is having great people skills, really listening to what the client is looking for and intuition to quickly formulate solutions. It’s also about the details. I recently spent the day in the car with new clients who had moved

4. I had heard that the flm industry was growing in Atlanta with the arrival of Tyler Perry Studios. Has this had an efect on your business? Actually, the flm industry is going gangbusters here; in addition to real estate, I work as a flm locations consultant. In fact, I use my own home as a location for two shows; Satisfaction on USA Network and Being Mary Jane on BET, which has a direct tie-in to my real estate business. My focus is to continue to build the bridge between Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York. Tere are many industry people going back and forth between L.A. and New York and they’re looking for rentals and possibly looking to purchase, so I am heavily involved in the flm industry. In addition to Tyler Perry Studios, you’ve got production going on everywhere; there are probably 15-20 going on right now. I think that as more flms and television shows are being shot in Atlanta, people begin to see what the city is really like; we have a thriving music industry and lots of great venues and restaurants. Folks enjoy the city and consider relocating here. 5. Have you seen a trend in terms of the desirability of older homes versus homes that are newly-constructed? It’s almost as if homes are being designed around what people want to use the living spaces for. Tere’s a trend towards lots of natural light and open transitional spaces; it’s a mixture of contemporary and traditional. Part of the appeal of older homes - and specifcally ones in Atlanta - is that they have the larger and fatter lots. New homes that are being constructed have a larger foor plan, but the lots are very small. Tere’s less backyard and here in the South, people love to have a pool. To get that larger lot we have to fnd an older house that, with some renovations, will become somebody’s dream home. However, some clients may not have the time to renovate. In that case, they’ll either be in the market for an older home and we’ll fnd one in the best condition possible, or one that was already upgraded by the previous owner. 6. Is there a particular achievement or special recognition of which you are especially proud? Tis year, I became a Chairman’s Circle Platinum member, which is given to those who rank in the top one percent of sales associates companywide for Berkshire Hathaway, which I am very proud to be a part of. 7. What is your personal philosophy when it comes matching a client to their perfect home? Listening to exactly what the client is looking for and then fnding it. I’m always looking for properties that may not be immediately obvious, so it’s really important to have a strong network of agents and information so that I know exactly who has what. It’s about distinguishing yourself and building your brand. I’ve worked very hard over 12 years to create my brand, Debra Johnston.

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