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TABLE OF CONTENTS
42 LINDSAY ELL
36 Editor’s Letter COVER FEATURE 42 LINDSAY ELL TransitionEll
56 OLIVIA DAANE Quintessential
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC 68 ASPEN SNOW POLO The Real Stars
78 THREE YEARS
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92 ANTHONY JAMES Switches And Ashes
98 DESMOND CHILD The A-List Is Large
118 LAWRENCE KRAUSS
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130 PAUL MILLER
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148 GUILLERMO ZAPATA Let Me Entertain You
JETSET TRAVEL 106 PATAGONIA Modern-Day Explorers
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REAL ESTATE MAGNATES 156 DARIN TANSEY The Real Deal
166 CRISTAL CLARKE Effortless Luxury
176 THE STOCKTON GROUP The Fabulous Five
186 DAVID MARTIN & EIGHTY SEVEN PARK Suspending Serenity
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With every page we bring you a personal interaction with the best of the best in their field, from Guillermo Zapata, restaurateur-entertainer to Desmond Child, one of the worlds greatest hit makers- both standouts in the field of American Dreams come true. With each of these dreamers and doers we meet the spark within ourselves and ask, “What if...I do?” as they teach us that the only “never-ever” they faced was the prospect of not trying. Here’s to our three years in review: Mayer, Lambert, Clooney, Leto et al. They pushed us as they graced our covers. As we met the challenge, we grew to learn that with intention and action we are unstoppable and anything is possible. America lost one of our true heroes in the passing of Paul Volcker in December who said “Vision without execution is just pure hallucination.” We couldn’t agree more. Here’s to all things Elevated and 2020 vision ahead.
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dreamed of having a number one song ever since I was a little girl. That just happened during CMA week in Nashville!” Lindsay Ell’s dreams are coming true. In technicolor. She’s on tour in Germany. We got a hot minute with this hot and supernatural star on a fastpaced rise and learned her time is precious and so is she.
Olivia Daane (OD): How is Germany? What’s the vibe? What’s the response? Do you enjoy touring?
Lindsay Ell (LE): “It’s opening my mind to how small the world is. They sing to the lyrics of the songs which is crazy! We played a little bit of Kings of Leon and everybody lost their mind. I’m building every market. Earning the next stripe up the totem pole. Growing my music on an international platform opens doors you wouldn’t have thought possible.” OD: Of all the countries, what has been your favorite you have toured so far?
LE: Listeners in the UK invest so much in an artist. They know your whole catalogue. Uk fans will hold a special place in my heart because of their dedication.They are not there for a single...not for a moment...they are there for your whole career. But Tokyo is my favorite city so far. I have people coming up to me saying “Can I touch your hair?”...like they've never seen a blonde in real life. OD: What do you mean by “How logical everything is” in Tokyo?
LE: The train system...it is three times the size of London and yet it is so efficient. It is the biggest city I have ever seen. When you are driving into downtown Tokyo, it is like three Manhattans from one end of your peripheral vision to the other! I walked into a 7-11 and a stranger walks up and helps me. Everybody is helpful and friendly in a city that is so big you wouldn't expect that. It's so clean. Not one gum wrapper. Everybody is so dedicated to their job. If their job is polishing a spoon, they are going to be the best at that.
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“I HAVE KICKED IT INTO A WHOLE NEW GEAR.”
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OD: When it comes to earning your stripes...building your career… what is your goal in the next 5 years?
LE: My goal would be to travel worldwide headlining arenas and crossing genres. OD: Like your Continuum project covering John Mayer...what other genres and artists interest you for collaboration and interlacing sounds?
LE: I don't consider everything I do straight country. Country has become so broad. If I am going to be a Sheryl Crow or John Mayer, I want to write real songs with real lyrics. I would love to be able to collaborate with Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth. At the end of the day music is music. Boundaries only hold back experiences for the listener to discover new music. I believe this album I’m working on now (with producer Dan Huff) will sit in that space, in the blurred line arena. OD: Gorgeous, talented and intelligent! How does Lindsay Ell not have a boyfriend?
LE: I was on the road 280 days last year. Right now I am single. It’s the time to hit things hard. Good luck finding a boyfriend who doesn’t mind this schedule! I’m hoping that one fine day I will meet someone in this walk of life. I just turned 30. I have a lot to do. Being a woman in this industry, it's like being the energizer bunny that needs to run faster. My friends are starting families. I wouldn’t trade this for anything, but sometimes you look in the
mirror and say when is a balance going to be something I prioritize. It’s a weird head space….you set these goals for yourself in life. You always move that bar higher and higher, which is good, but at the same time...when are you happy or satisfied?! It’s a lot of pressure on your psyche. OD: It can be mind unraveling that constant seeking. You can become addicted to the next stripe. How do you fuel this ongoing desire. What is that next threshold?
LE: Will I ever stop?!! Do I push things away? Am I scared that the wrong things in my life will slow me down? At least I will know I tried my best and hardest. There's a part of this that is out of my hands. That is out of all of our hands. Do we become perfectionists to the point we lock ourselves out of everything? OD: Like locking out relationships? Do you ultimately want a family?
LE: I definitely want to get married and share all this with someone. Whether I want to have kids or adopt them will depend on timing. I try not to stress about my biological clock until my doctor just told me my eggs are the best for freezing they will ever be now! Everything is coming so fast. OD: You electrify an audience. It is moving so fast. It must seem surreal how it is coming faster and faster.
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LE: Just when I thought I couldn't fit one more thing in my schedule, I fit five. Just when you think you've reached the fastest speed that you can feel, life surprises you. It’s fascinating and scary at the same time. OD: What’s scary about it?
LE: I guess it is wondering if there will ever be relief or release from the pressure. I know it is pressure I put on myself. Being in a continuum of that is terrifying. Like I will always have that weight. Ever since I was little. I graduated as valedictorian from high school a year early. I was such a nerd. My parents made me go into university and I was trying to do two things at once. So...completely unlike me, I dropped out of business school because I knew if I didn't do this I would be the most miserable person. I could have never gone to a show without a pit in my stomach. You just figure out ways to keep staying alive. Like figuring out ways to stay relevant through so many cycles. I am most proud of staying alive. I have had to fight and kick and scream. I haven't had the easiest path. I will kick and scream to gain respect in a confident way. Never lose that drive because of the love you have for your path. OD: What have you learned the most from being onstage this past year and a half?
LE: I feel like I know who I am more. There is a level of honesty you can have in front of an audience. This next album is going to show that. I am peeling the layers. This is me behind closed doors. Coming out the other side as being somebody who is going to be able to take control of their life. The band I have right now is the band I have always been waiting for. They push and inspire me. I have clicked into a whole new gear. As a live performer, my show is the best it's ever been, and I am always thinking how can I make it better. I've never been comfortable in my own skin until now. Through every set back and transitional time in your life ...transitional to the point you feel like you've been through the work and setbacks to the point you reach a breakthrough... it is worth it once you get to the other side.
“AS A LIVE PERFORMER, MY SHOW IS THE BEST IT’S EVER BEEN, AND I AM ALWAYS THINKING HOW CAN I MAKE IT BETTER.”
Photography by TAYLOR KELLY
Lindsay Ell is one brave star rising. She’s fought and won her ticket to the other side. She is not just a pretty face. She knows what she’s doing as she builds markets and fan bases worldwide, as she fosters her musicianship and cultivates her strengths and individual style. Right now she’s in
Frankfurt headed to soundcheck on a stage that has held Joplin, Hendrix, Ellington, Sinatra… “It’s pretty cool,” she chimes. We agree. Cool and smart and inspiring. Her voice on the phone and in song is real and appealing. An effortless timbre. Like someone you are going to trust. Lindsay Ell is in transition.
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MANOLO VALDĂ‰S La Dama India, 2017, oil and collage on board 90.6 x 70.1 in - 230 x 178 cm
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TYPE-A BOHEMIAN, OLIVIA DAANE, FINDS HER VOICE ELEVATED WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS
n 2011 my wife and I walked into LivAspenArt Gallery on the Aspen mall; the exhibit was hip and flowing with good vibes. Young and old were mixing and mingling over a group showing of local artists. The vivacious, captivating gallery owner introduced herself as Olivia. An intoxicating enthusiasm carried the
conversation. Her animated gestures and the passion she held for her artists was apparent. We felt very comfortable in her gallery and interested in the artists she represented with such zeal. My wife and I bought a piece from her that night... and I remember thinking that she was the type of person any artist would be lucky to have as a champion of his or her work.
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“IT’S THE ENERGY OUTSIDE THE BOX I SEEK”
Olivia, 49, was top of her class, receiving a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1992, she then went on to study at the University of Syracuse undergraduate and graduate courses in Florence, Italy followed by an apprenticeship with respected artist Paul Harmon. Our paths were to cross again in the near future. After finding my studio at Aspen Highlands, it put me in the special place of being Olivia’s closest neighbor. Our studio doors are twenty feet apart. We share many ideas of the art world and the creative process. What works, what doesn’t, how to manage the business of being an artist, other arty and not so arty things as well. The opportunity to write about her came to me. So on a blustery afternoon at her Aspen studio, I got to talk artist to artist about what makes her a Type-A Bohemian atop the Continental Divide who shares her love of painting through the beautiful wings of butterflies.
“Holy lucky me!” is the first thing out of her mouth as we settle into the chairs in her studio, where canvases are in various states of completion. She is bouncing with excitement as I begin the interview. Mostly because she is heading to a self-admitted major milestone; showing her work at Aqua Art Miami during ArtBasel and ArtMiami week where she will be unveiling an impressive ceramic installation. I ask, “What makes you think you are so lucky?” “Because you channel something and share it with someone whether it’s paint or words, and it touches them.” “And that makes you lucky?” “Yes, to do it for a living is fantastic”. It is apparent to me that she has embraced the sacrifice it requires to deliver your vision and connect with your audience. “Do you feel like you work all the time?”
With no hesitation she answers, “YES, there is the sense that your work is never done... always thinking the next piece will be better, always more to give and no guarantee that you will receive what you seek. Always thinking, what could be? Then finding the time to do it.”
As most things that happen in Aspen, where the world’s most influential come to share ideas and play, she sat next to the Chief of the Open Forum at the Aspen Ideas Festival who was working for Mike Pompeo the Secretary of State. Being in charge of selecting persons to participate in the summit, he asked Olivia to participate after learning of her multi-faceted talents. At the conference, she interacted on The challenge of being supported by one’s artistic efforts design, biomimicry, and how limits are self-imposed. The conference alone can be monumental on its face. Olivia does this in reinforced the idea to Olivia that we should look to nature for design addition to being a super mom to her 20 year old daughter, and ideas that might improve our odds of sustainability. Describing Ki-Lin and her 11 year old son, Daane. her experience she excitedly states, “I like to think outside the box.”
I have to stop her for a moment. “Come on Olivia, isn't that a I ask, “What is it about the butterfly?” Her eyes light up,“They represent throwaway statement?” I suggest the box is pretty big, “you really both the very real potential of transformation as well as the magical parts think outside the box?” of life that give us wings, help us dream. They are temporary and fragile.” She considers, and recalibrates, “It’s the energy outside the box I One can sense the passion she pours into painting these magical seek.” It is apparent that she has found that energy and shares it creations. The buoyancy, her enthusiasm, is ever present in each stroke through the wings of the beautiful butterflies she paints. of the brush.
I can attest to the power of her work, one of her baby butterflies resides in my daughterâ€™s room, a beacon of energy and excitement to anyone close to it. One of her truly favorite possessions, as I imagine it is to the hundreds of collectors that have one as well. Walking by the Opera Gallery Aspen, which is one of thirteen global locations, I see her butterfly paintings hanging next to a Sam Francis. I canâ€™t help but smile. The Type-A bohemian atop the Rockies has truly found and continues to find herself in the best of company. I feel very lucky to call her friend, and colleague. To those who collect her beautiful work, they should feel lucky as well.
When in Aspen, do yourself a favor and find Olivia Daane, the quintessential guarantee to an unforgettably memorialized visit.
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Hiver Bleu, 2018, oil on canvas, 36.2 x 23.6 in - 92 x 60 cm
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ome artists are made. Others are never known or long forgotten. Anthony James is the artist of right now. He is hip without even trying. He will hate that sentence. Collectors are gathering and wanting a piece of his abstract sculpture that speaks to the transformations in the world we all sense coming. He is not being “made” as an artist and he is unforgettable. That praise and identity of “it man” is not a goal, for he dismisses the idea that he can or should control the truth he attempts to convey with his abstract sculpture. In fact, he would rather the gesture that is “art” be left alone, perhaps, as he says with part sadness and part disappointment, “The minute we touch truth, we make it dirty.”
Anthony tries to explain why he is a sculptor by telling the story of how he loved boxing when he was younger. He was quite good at it, as he is at most things…a natural. He really does not want me to cite this prowess. As for boxing, “I liked the one-shot-kill of it,” he says with a bit of danger in his tone as he compares it to the strokes that work in painting and sculpture. I managed a few words with this intelligent and seductive artist during some of his needed downtime. Really though, he is creating and thinking about creation all the time. His latest series Icosahedron is selling great guns through Opera Gallery and Anthony is freshly off resounding success in Miami during ArtMiami/ArtBasel and just “done with it all” for the moment, enjoying just “being a human being.” I am sorry to tell you Anthony, but there is nothing “just” anything about the mind and man harnessing perfect, hard surfaces to hold infinite expressions of beauty, nature and creative catastrophe.
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“THE MINUTE WE TOUCH TRUTH WE MAKE IT DIRTY.”
Olivia Daane (OD): How did you become interested in visual arts? What made the young Anthony James tick?
Anthony James (AJ): I grew up in Essex. Mum took me to the museum every Sunday. It was the best day of my life every Sunday. She loved the impressionists...Degas, Cézanne. I had no idea of any trauma at that time that this might be soothing. I just loved escaping to the museum. OD: So there you are staring into Monet’s water lilies and delicious paint, drawing and painting yourself with what was quite a mature hand at an early age. What pushed you into your current medium and genre?
AJ: As an artist I realized there was something different than what was experienced in this art (the representational and expressionist work in the museum). I want a visual display of the spirituality of the cosmos. The divine, the divine within us all. OD: Your work “Birch Quad,” birch contained in boxes held in aluminum and glass walls, evokes a sense of an interplanetary forest. Forests both truncated and reflecting the infinite. They are beautiful and
elegant like a glimpse, a sliver of the multi-dimensional universe, but also seem like an investigation in a lab where we are viewing a specimen of a time long gone. Birch is known as magical material and at one point was used for switches in the classroom to quell spiritual disobedience.
AJ: I am never married and I’m never single.
AJ: We are all connected. It is all connected. There is nothing coincidental about the birch tree being used and being hermaphroditic...I like this idea of infinity...because it reminds of the divinity inside us all.
AJ: I hate the word scarce. I am not in the business of scarcity. The opposite of scarcity is abundance.
OD: All I can do is use words to talk around a subject and hope the reader lands in some experience of knowing as they add their eyes to the marks. How do you convey the intangible, the spiritual through constructed materials? What do want me to write about your work Anthony?
AJ: All I do is I make an object. I make a philosophy. Art, like boxing, the perfect strike, is only a gesture. OD: How old are you?
AJ: I am 46. Old enough to be your daddy. OD: Are you single? Married?
OD: What do you love?
AJ: Beauty. OD: Dislike?
He seemed dismayed by this. I reminded him in other dimensions “full” and “empty” co-exist; that energy can be quaquaversal. He let me speak and agreed on the difficulty of definition, containing meaning, stopping time like his initial
breakout work of a smashed and burned Ferrari suspended in a box- a beautiful disaster. You can almost hear the metal bending, the tragedy both faked and real. One can sense the alchemy of his materials going from paper to ash and metal to liquid. I have never had an interview like this. The pauses in conversation are as tantalizing as the words. I feel like I want to go on a magic carpet ride with him. He flew on one as he told me how Madonna once invited him over “for a cuddle.” How she and Blondie were the only true loves of one man. He wants normal time home watching a movie in bed.
I asked if there would be popcorn. He said that would be spoiling someone. He also became very quiet and intense as he explained, “When you try to evolve and make yourself better…it is deceitful. You must surrender to your true self.” Anthony is BEING an artist, his true self. His neon Icosahedron, geometric globes of 20 triangular facets: universal, transcendental, calculated orbits embody all that is and ever will be and that cannot in the long run be quantified by human being or artist; yet, they have been captured for us to investigate and bask in by this savant. Surrender. On his bedside - Christiane Court and Marion Kagerer: Anthony James: Morphic Fields
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You may not know the name Desmond Child, but you know the songs: Waking Up in Vegas, Dude (Looks Like a Lady), You Give Love a Bad Name, Livin’ on a Prayer, I Hate Myself for Loving You. The A List is large...Aerosmith, Selena Gomez, Cher, INXS, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, Kiss, Jonas Brothers, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood: all know his name and his brilliant music well. 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of Livin’ La Vida Loca, the first digitally recorded song to make it to #1 on the Billboard Chart. Desmond Child is an exceptional artist, innovator, trendsetter and life-liver. He stops at nothing and doesn’t care if that approach bothers you.
Written by OLIVIA Q. DAANE
Photograph by CURTIS SHAW CHILD
Photograph by NADINE JOY
Success, in his world, is setting your mind to something and making it happen. Make it happen he has with hit songs, Broadway plays, an autobiography and documentary Two: The Story of Roman and Nyro which chronicles one of his proudest achievements, raising his sons Roman and Nyro in a twodad household, with friends cheering them on like godfather Bon Jovi. Desmond grew up “very poor” in the projects of Liberty City, Miami, “think the movie Moonlight,” he explains, with a songwriter, single mom staring into the windows of furniture showrooms with living rooms where everything matched and hadn’t been scavenged and wrapped in plastic. Now he likes to make his nests as unique as his music. His family unit, home environments and work successes are all those of dreams. Dreams he makes come true. Desmond draws his own life lines. The picture he paints daily is an inspiration to both fellow musicians and audiences and a reminder that anything is possible!
Desmond Child (DC): My solo write for Barbara Streisand, Lady Liberty. It’s an important song, now more than ever. OD: You believe in the melting pot of America. The American Dream. What is you background? Were your parents musical?
I saw him in the New York Times and I said I have to work with this person! We just completed Livin’ On A Prayer: Big Songs Big Life! OD: What fuels you?
DC: I just keep going! I’m a Scorpio. Generally, I wake up and look forward because NOW IS NOW!
OD: If you weren’t an ASCAP Founders Award, Grammy Award DC: My mom was Cuban, dad Hungarian. winning singer/songwriter/producer/ My dad left Hungary after WWII. The boat stopped in New author/playwright…what would you be? Is there York. My mom was the beloved, Cuban poet and songwriter, anything left?
Elena Casals. I didn’t know people didn’t write songs. My mom, DC: I’d be a visual artist, a sculptor. aunt and uncle were Cuban exiles. At age 14, I would sneak into hotels with my cousin Iggy with all the “snowbirds.” OD: What is on your screen?
OD: Someone who inspired you along the way?
DC: I watch the news and try to find real news: NBC, BBC.
DC: Laura Nyro (named one of Rolling Stone’s “most gifted OD: Listening to? singer/songwriters of modern times”) and her album, More Than Just a New Discovery. DC: Buika. She’s an African woman raised in Spain. I love Latin music. It brings me back to my roots. OD: A performance of note? OD: Something you dream of doing?
DC: The Appel Room as part of Lincoln Center’s “American Songbook” showcase. DC: I want a show of my music like Burt Bacharach & Friends. I would invite singers to come with me like a troop OD: Labor of love? to perform all over the world. DC: I’ve spent three and a half years on my autobiography with OD: What are you reading? my co-writer David Ritz. He wrote the books on Ray Charles, DC: Curtis is the reader! Deepak Chopra. Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin.
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Olivia Daane (OD): You always have so many irons in the fire. What recent current creative endeavor excites you?
Photograph by CURTIS SHAW CHILD
Desmond has more than eighty top 40 hits to his name, #1 hits spanning five decades, a broadway musical Cuba Libre on the way (a true story about two glamorous sisters Bebe and Miriam who were mistresses to Batista and Castro). He has worked with everyone from Ricky Martin (who influenced his merging of Latin and Rock sounds) to Alice Cooper. He has carved out, created and now serves as Chairman of the the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, is raising twin boys, age 16 now, “They are businessminded,” created homes that redefine individual environment (one called “The Birdhouse” in Nashville, another a tribute to the Jazz Age in his NY apartment). With his music, he merges Rock with Latin, anthem with pop, history with current events. He tells stories. Real ones like the real news he seeks. From a disjointed and difficult childhood, “I am trying somehow to bring my mom and dad together,” Desmond has a big life indeed. When he wants something, he unapologetically will get it. He knows no other way and by the way, it is working.
It is the 40th anniversary of the band that gave him his start while a student at NYU, Desmond Child and Rouge (dance club hit Our Love is Insane). They are going back into the studio. The album, “DESMOND CHILD LIVE”, was just released via BMG in Oct of 2019 showcasing Child's global mega-hits recorded at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. His documentary about raising his sons with lifelong partner Curtis Shaw, Two: The Story of Roman and Nyro garnered awards as “best of” and “audience favorite” at film fests around the country. His performance series An Evening with Desmond Child directed by Richard Jay-Alexander met with rave reviews. “I didn’t have a B plan. I just said the A plan’s gotta work.” Desmond believes in socially conscious albums like Walls which he just produced for Barbara Streisand. He has a husband who is his biggest fan and loving partner. There is simply nothing he cannot do. He is living proof of the benefits of taking life on in a big way, bravely and with passion. What is next for this music legend? Thriving is the only option. Expect big results.
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atagonia Heliski (PHS) has taken flight. “Patagonia is not just puffy coats...it is a place”, exhorts Justin Lozier, the owner and co-founder. He and his wife Catalina Lalor have created “more than a ski vacation and ski trip. It is so much more than going skiing, it is a chance, an opportunity to be part of something new, exploring a region for the first time in history. It is a unique opportunity to be a modern day explorer.” Patagonia defies ordinary and so does this crew and heli operation. PHS has been running for four years in Argentina and now they have opened this space in Chile at the The Mitico Puelo Lodge in the Puelo Valley. It is small. The potential is vast.
Olivia Daane (OD): Why Patagonia?
Justin Lozier (JL): I met my wife in 2005, who is now the General Manager of Patagonia Heli Ski. I was ski-bumming in Vail and she was on a work travel program. Her work visa expired and I followed her to Argentina. I wanted to find a place I could carve out my own life and style of living. I have never gravitated to the commercial lifestyle. Nice things are nice but I am a seeker. I am after a deeper meaning. I believe there is something more to life than what it seems. So, I went to Patagonia. I spent a ski season in Bariloche. I have been guiding since I was 19. I fell in love with the place, the culture and with Catalina as well! I was 4 when I started skiing in Michigan. My father was a National Ski Patroller and taught the whole family how to ski. I was a seeker with an affinity for nature. The mountains called me.
far away it feels like Khubla Khan. Your crew is unparalleled. You said you would rather be called founder than owner and leader than boss?
JL: I oversee every aspect of PHS. I am not foolish enough to think I am the best ski guide in the world. If you intend to do something great and want to be the best at what you do, it is imperative that you surround yourself with the best people possible to accomplish the task. It is not my intention to dictate orders...I have found a team. I believe in them and their abilities. I lead following the vision of this business and its future. I put the pieces in place to follow that path. Anyone can be an owner if you have the money, but to truly create something from zero is much more special. OD: How do you fuel yourself for the intense physical and mental work each day holds?
OD: I have seen in the past few days, terrain unlike any I have ever seen. The climates from ocean to temperate rain forest to massive glaciated terrain…
JL: It is pure passion! It is just passion. I do not do anything special. This is just what I love and care about deeply.
JL: It is extraordinarily diverse, particularly from the Chilean side where we go from our new base at Mitico Puelo Lodge. From a temperate rainforest, to an alpine glacial environment within a 10-minute flight, there is a lot going on. Massive fluctuations in humidity, temperature, wind and storm systems, from a hanging wet and warm event, you can go up into a meter of snow, things then get cold, starry skies and you are skiing powder!
OD: You are putting a lot of high stakes energy out there! How do you wind down?
OD: This can pose strategic issues. You have surrounded yourself with some incredible people on and off the snow to help make the best, sound decisions and create a rich experience: GM Catalina guides like Harrison Brickman (lead guide and director of Snow Safety), guide Mark Rikkers of Global Powder Stoke, pilots like Erich Hermann and Patricio Letelier of Eco Copter, hostesses (and Mitico Puelo lodge manager) like Valeria Kurguzkina and her staff serving up incredible meals and wines from her nearby vineyard. They help create a rarified elegance, comfort and expert s k i exploration in a place so far,
JL: Honestly, when I am out in the field doing my thing, it is a lot of work and taxing on the body but it is not taxing on the soul. I do not feel like I need rest after that. I feel enriched. I feel good you know! PHS is a compounded challenge: to run a competent and safe heli ski operation, to do it in a part of the world where it has never existed before, to do it with the very small team we have. I am the leader of this effort but it is the people in our organization that help me rise to the occasion and achieve the goal. Catalina Lalor: The dream was to adventure as a family. Our two daughters live with us at the lodge. I wanted to help people. It is exciting because the pieces are falling in place. JL: This is all I have ever wanted. This is everything to me. Oh the glaciers, it is tremendous. You can never forget the power that they ultimately have and just to respect them.
“I AM A SEEKER”
Some people have taken on the role of mentors in this quest to join forces with, and champion this magical world of omnipotent nature. Justin Lozier, Founder Patagonia Heliski, and his wife Catalina Lalor, General Manager, have birthed and are trail-blazing with PHS, taking lucky snow seekers into raw terrain, not to besmirch and tamper with nature by touristic overuse
and exploitation, but to educate us, to make us earn our adventure, to give people a taste of these WILD PLACES we need so badly for our existence, both body and soul. Global Powder Stoke owner and guide Mark Rikkers recently kept all engaged and alert on this previously unexplored terrain in Patagonia. He extols “traveling the world and skiing remote, wild and untapped terrain.”
He is another leader, his own curiosity sparking ours. Mark brings together people, curating groups that will jive like the Shilling family and Bill Oliver, travelers on this journey in September. Mark curates groups who will handle the terrain and each other in global, exotic destinations to exceed their personal goals of doing things in ways few get to experience “places a bit more experimental,” Mark says with a gleam in his eye.
Won d e r i s n ot a bi g e n ou g h w ord f or t h e juxtapositions moving participants from emerald lodge, lawn grasses and chewy temperate rainforest to the most massive glaciated terrain imaginable. Rikkers calls it “guiding game on!” Justin loves the challenge, the puzzle. That’s the exciting part. That is the reason he does it. That is the reason why, if you are ready for an adventure that pushes boundaries, this is the trip for you. Justin and his team
will keep you safe and you will come back forever changed by the honesty of the landscape and the truths it opens within you. The physical and mental treasures we all hold inside are just waiting to be ignited and polished by the pure fierce beauty of Patagonia. The energy of creation is tangible here, like a life force at and under one's fingertips. As Justin says, “It feels good!” Only the lucky few will hear and answer the inner call to Patagonia, a place that stuns the eye and stirs the spirit.
113 JL: Patagonia is so much more. It is so beyond me. My interest truly lies in sharing that experience with other people. It is just real. I love powder skiing and the mountains; bringing people into that environment, to feel something inside themselves,Â to experience a sense of freedom, wonder, to be overwhelmed by earth and its natural beauty while being kept safe. That is where I find my joy. On his bedside: The Avalanche HuntersMontgomery Meigs Atwater, Bugaboo Dreams: A Story of Skiers, Helicopters and Mountains- Topher Donahue On his playlist: Ray LaMontagne, The Disco Biscuits
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awrence Krauss was just back from recording eighteen podcasts in sixteen days around the world “involving the most interesting people in the world, everything from art to science to literature,” for the new Origins Podcast which was released in June. “I have created two new, independent organisms: there is the non profit called The Origins Project Foundation and for-profit Origins Project, LLC. We have recorded everyone from Ricky Gervais, Brian May, Nobel Laureates to Noam Chomsky, amazing people from all areas of life. People in science, literature, Hollywood, it’s just amazing!” Lawrence Krauss is a famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist,
former professor at ASU, Yale and Case Western, author of best-selling books including The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe From Nothing. His awards include The US National Science Board Public Service Award, Humanist of the Year, AAAS Award for the Public Understanding of Science, Book of the Year for Quantum Man and the Oersted Medal. He is both lauded and determined to help the public understand and get excited about science and galaxies far away. ASU ended his original Origins program in July of last year. Lawrence wound up on the wrong side of a misconduct accusation that was subsequently proven false. That tangle did not stop the momentum of his illustrious career. He is already light
years into his new project. He has never marched to anyone’s drum and thankfully the world continues to benefit from his mind-expanding research and ability to convey it in an appealing way to the public at large. Here are some words from one of Stephen Hawking’s closest partners in quantum physics crime.
the universe, a potential reading of the play Copenhagen with some well known actors and a discussion with the author, an event on free speech and academia, and eventually an event on creativity and collaboration in music versus science with guests like Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and some famous scientists.
Olivia Daane (OD): What is going on right now for you? Lay it down for a the lay-people of theoretical physics!
OD: What is the most exciting thing going on right now in science and tech, an intriguing piece of this puzzle right now on the planet? We are changing and invariably going to have to change more.
Lawrence Krauss (LK): My podcast The Origins Project, which has already become one of the most popular science podcasts on the web, with an amazingly diverse set of guests LK: Gravitational waves, there is so much to explore in this connecting science and culture. For example, I just met with world. Terrestrially? The possibility of quantum computers. Brian May, guitarist for Queen, at his Machine learning is going to change the home outside London. He is also on the world in huge ways. Technologically New Horizons Mission to Pluto and manipulating quantum mechanics, beyond. He has a PhD in Astronomy. I atomic systems in brand new ways is talk to him about that, about space going to change the way we can do tech exploration, what got him interested in and will have a butterfly effect throughout music and science and how the two society. Quantum computers (the 1 and mesh together. That symbiosis fascinates 0 system), like an electron, can be me. Go to www.TheOriginsPodcast.com. spinning at both directions at the same Next our new tax-exempt non-profit time; so you can do not just a single Origins project foundation (Go to computation, but if you don’t disturb www.OriginsProjectFoundation.org) is the electron, you can do many in now going great guns. We have now parallel at the exact same time. If we can organized two great travel expeditions do it...we can do computations that with amazing speakers. First one was to would take literally longer than the age the Mekong Delta with Richard of the universe right now. Also, we will Dawkins and Richard Somerville, have the extreme ability to do neural and in September we are heading on networks leading us into the later part a cruise to Greenland with author of the century where machines will be Photograph by NANCY DAHL Ian McEwan and neuroscientist Ray able to do things better than people and Dolan. This who are interested can go to the website to that will change society. book. It has advisors from six Nobel Laureates to (German film director) Werner Herzog, amazing OD: Social critic Anthony Haden-Guest says, “human people. The idea is that science and culture are the beings will always have mystery to them and that is same. They both force us to reassess our place in the what will always separate us.” cosmos. I bring together people from a wide variety of LK: I do not think I agree. What we mean by human will disciplines to look at foundational questions: from our change. Machines will have mystery too; it will just be a new understanding of space-time to exploring origins different kind of mystery. If it’s better or worse, who can of violence. say... but it will be different. Who is at the top of the food OD: Next up?
LK: The first Origins public event tentatively scheduled for spring 2020. Possible new events include a panel on life in
chain is not going to be clear. Humans and machines will be different. We can celebrate that or worry about it. Fortune favors the prepared mind. OD: What is something in nature that excites you?
LK: Everything about nature fascinates me! The universe continues to surprise me. Most recently the fact that we are surrounded by gravitational waves, these undulations of space and time that we canâ€™t see, that I thought would be impossible to ever detect. We built detectors that can detect even those! That allows us to see into distant universes and black holes! We are opening new windows in nature. Each new window surprises us. The imagination of nature is so much greater than the imagination of human beings. OD: Something man-made that wows you?
LK: I guess self-driving cars surprise me. OD: If you were not a world-renowned cosmologist, teacher, thinker, author...what would you be?
LK: I have dabbled in acting. I have been a villain in a Werner Herzog movie and we are making some more. I like movies. A movie star. What I would love to be is a musician, but my problem is I have no musical ability. Although, I look good on paper. I soloed with The Cleveland Orchestra. I wrote a libretto for Gustav Holst The Planets. I was front and center between each movement. I read the narration along with images from NASA for each next movement. I got a Grammy nomination for the liner notes for the music from Star Trek. I talked about how the music captured the themes, the feeling of Star Trek.
“EACH NEW WINDOW SURPRISES US.”
OD: On your bedside?
LK: I always have about seven or eight books open. I read twenty-two in the the eighteen days we filmed the first podcast research on topics as diverse as recovered memory, to paleontology to novels. I will open my Kindle and see...I just got home and everything is a pile. For personal pleasure, I just read The Doomsday Machine – Daniel Ellsberg. For the podcast, I have read everything from A Natural History of Beer – Rob DeSalle & Ian Tattersall, Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics – Stephen Greenblatt, The Myth of Repressed Memory – Elizabeth Loftus, Regenesis – Ed Regis & George Church, The Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times – A.C. Grayling and transgender author Jennifer Finney Boylan’s book, Long Black Veil: A Novel. OD: What is on your playlist?
LK: With playlists, I let Apple choose it for me. I like independent music, blues, rock and roll. I work out to music every day. OD: How do you refuel from all this brain expansion and physical exertion?
LK: I enjoy binge watching on Netflix...Amazon. Last year it was, Game Of Thrones. OD: Can you share some thoughts on your work with Stephen Hawking?
LK: We talked about many things from the nature of black holes to the possibility of a universe from nothing(also the title of Krauss’ 2012 book). That was a subject of great interest to us both. He was remarkable. When I was with him, he was the most pig-headed, stubborn person I ever met and that’s probably why he survived so much. Just to be able to get up each day required the most intense dedication of anyone you can imagine. He would have been be so excited to see the photo of that distant black hole, an amazing vindication of our understanding of science. Steven changed our thinking on black holes and seeing the image is something I never thought I would see. They took eight telescopes turned into earth-sized ratio telescope so they could image a black hole fifty-five million light years away.
OD: You think that things are likely or unlikely, that there is no prime mover, but nature is so brilliant...we are a part of nature! So do we have a purpose within a larger system?
LK: Enjoy that illusion. If it keeps you going... I have no problem with it. We make our own purpose. It (life) is a remarkable accident that we should just enjoy. Rare events and coincidences happen all the time.
Krauss is a non-conformist with a tremendous mind. Instead of listening to the choir preaching to the choir, he is bringing the choirs together. He does not want to disturb your worldview, he just asks you to peer inquisitively into his. And the Oscar goes toâ€Ś
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Olivia Daane (OD): What is your OD: Biggest curiosity? latest project?
PM: Why people vote against their own interests. I really hope we can Paul Miller(PM): This year I’m change things in 2020 with all aspects working on an initiative with National of the political landscape. Geographic in Abu Dhabi, and will be putting out a new album with some OD: Why music? great folks from bands like The Police and electronic music. I’m also PM: Music was a hobby that took over! finishing my next book, and I wrote a I was planning on being a diplomat. composition celebrating the 50th OD: What’s different about right Anniversary of the Internet, called now when it comes to art and Quantopia. It’s going to be a busy year. communication?
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PM: Everyone has access to information, but so few use it. I believe everyone is an artist. OD: Latest National Geographic exploration?
PM: Abu Dhabi. We made a series of short films about what global composers and artists like me can engage when we look at complex cultures around the world. I am intrigued by the paradoxes of moving toward a post fossil fuel economy in Abu Dhabi. It’s complicated. We shot footage at the Louvre, Masdar, and many other amazing places in Abu Dhabi. I plan on going back in 2020. OD: Something man-made that inspires you?
PM: I’m deeply into architecture and I have to admit, I’m a huge fan of architects like David Adjaye and Bjarke Engels. Bjarke’s ideas around environmental resilience and New York are amazing - The Dryline. OD: Something nature made?
PM: The most amazing thing we can see nature doing is the fact that weather is a chaos driven system. The Lorenz Effect shows chaos theory in Nature, or something like the “Three Body Problem” of Edward Poincairé - are phenomena that show the amazing complexity in Nature. We think we are above nature - we have barely scratched the surface. These kind of things inspire me. Plus the fact that they are super cool. OD: Mentor? Inspiration?
PM: My biggest inspirations are from composers like Iannis Xenakis and John Cage on one hand, or GrandMaster Flash on the other. OD: Greatest strength? Biggest challenge?
PM: I’d say my greatest strength is to be flexible. You’d be surprised at how far that can take you. My biggest challenge is to remember that many people OD: How do you wind down? are totally inflexible, so it’s a bit of a paradoxical PM: I read books all the time. scenario. Whenever I need to chill I just read all the time. OD: How do you fuel up? PM: I’m a huge fan of Paul Stamets and his books like “Mycelium Running” - bioremediation is one of the biggest things that can be done to help step up the battle against climate change.
OD: If you weren’t a DJ, explorer, entrepreneur, artist....what would you be? (That’s tough with you Paul because you do so many things so well!)
PM: I really wish I had time to focus on urban
planning and design. That’s something that has really fascinated me for years. All the kinds of music I make is kind of a reflection of the urban context. I’d love to see if there’s more ways I can bring that to the forefront. OD: What’s on your bedside(book)?
PM: I’ve been listening mostly to old stuff like jazz from Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, or dub reggae from Scientist and King Tubby. And a bit of FK Twigs. OD: What’s next?
PM: I am focusing more on my art in 2020 and beyond.
I’m writing this to you from Bonaire but yes, I love islands Places like Ascension Island where Darwin really saw his theory of Evolution in action. That’s on my bucket list.
PM: Current reading - Chris Hedges “Empire Of Illusion,” Lauren Michele OD: Someplace you want to go Jackson “White Negroes,” Chen Qiufan you haven’t yet? “Waste Tide” and stuff like Laphams PM: I really want to check out Quarterly Journal. more remote islands. OD: What’s on your playlist?
OD: Also can you give me a bit on your involvement with WeRiseUp.
PM: WeRiseUp is an amazing collective of folks pursuing a strong vision of progressive culture. I’m an Executive Producer on that film project. It’s a really life affirming film and I look forward to seeing it get wider release in 2020.
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Bedrooms: 4 / Baths: 4 / Half Baths: 1
This sophisticated 56-acre estate lies on a private island offering expansive views of the salt marshes and river and is connected by a causeway to Spring Island. Its unique architecture seamlessly blends Lowcountry vernacular with Japanese influences. It’s a true work of art.
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“TO CONTINUE TO INNOVATE AND DO SOMETHING NO ONE ELSE IS SET UP TO DO.” –Ricardo Moraes
I remember the first time I tasted Nouvelle cuisine in France prepared by Les Frères Troisgros. I was 9. It was unforgettable: elegant, artful, beautiful food; so delightful in its presentation, each bite was a bittersweet dissolve. The kitchen and stage from which this gastronomic genius appeared was behind closed doors. L'Atelier Paris Haute Design, a French luxury kitchen design company, just relaunched in 2019 with Ricardo Moraes at the head of the table. Their bespoke kitchens speak to this power of cuisine and aim to marry a level of function and elegance born to inspire the modern-day chef with each kitchen environment rich with history and style. Here is why Ricardo has taken the reins and is quickly earning the equivalent of Michelin stars for kitchen design.
Olivia Daane (OD): Where are you now? What is your vision for L’Atelier?
Ricardo Moraes (RM): Right now I am in Miami. We have showrooms in Miami, Paris, New York and LA to give people a taste of the possibilities. My wife Maria (who is an architect and interior designer) and I are bringing this brand, that began in the 1830’s, back to its glory. I always loved entertaining. Our projects are unique and customized for people who are passionate about cooking. We start with the floor plan and work with the person or chef who uses the kitchen and what they need it for...meals for events, 200 people or small dinners. The goal is to bring this brand back to glory and open showrooms in London and possibly Dallas next...to continue to innovate and do something no one else is set up to do.
OD: Your designs are sigh-worthy. Literally swooning. You are modernizing but not losing the roots of artful construction. What is a ballpark on one of your fabulous and functional kitchens?
RM: It’s pretty open-ended...$150,000-$800,000. We are integrating design and technology for home cooks and professional chefs alike. OD: This type of attention to design must make for some high performance days onsite. How do you refuel to stay creative and innovative?
RM: We have a vineyard in Bordeaux and we try to put the noise of the city behind us. We go there about five times a year and for sure during harvest. I avoid reading the news because it is not going to help me in any way shape or form. I listen to chill music. I am a fanatic about cars. I love my new 911 I just got for my birthday. It is just incredible. I am loving spending time on this farm cultivating a crop and watching the whole cycle of a plant growing into a fruit. It is pretty magical. It is all up to the weather.
OD: What would you be doing if not designing and bringing these spaces to life?
RM: I have no idea! I didn’t plan for this. That is how I have been my whole life. I knew I wanted something smaller than my last company and more curated to just bring enjoyment to people. Ricardo is a lover of life and loving his ability to carefully hone these kitchen environments just like he has learned to slow down with the wine growing seasons. He is installing a kitchen in his chateau in France which dates back to the 1400’s. “This will be my dream kitchen. Let’s put it this way...it is going to be stunning! If someone really loves cooking and has the budget...we are above mainstream but we are not stratospheric. It looks incredible. Never insult your customer by being outrageous. We are happy to do a range with 6 burners up to a full-blown commercial kitchen. I wanted to make sure we were in line with reality. L’Atelier is function and elegant design within reach. Ricardo’s reality is delicious…and beautiful. A link to true craftsmanship of years gone by with an eye on the needs of the now.
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Energy begets energy. Guillermo Zapata feels it. He seeks and charges ahead with his. Living large as not only restaurateur (owner of wildly successful SUR Restaurant in L.A.) but also as actor, producer and TV personality (Vanderpump Rules). He loves what he is doing. “America is a country that helps you pursue your dream. You can dream and dreams can happen. I am full of passion!” He sources energy from the sun, ocean, travels and all the people that make up the cast of his life, which has now actually become a reality show Vanderpump Rules launching into Season 18 on January 7th. The American dream is alive and well in the path of this preternaturally positive entrepreneur, artist, family man and unabashed people person.
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Guillermo Zapata (GZ): “I was born in Argentina...in the city of Buenos Aires. At the age of 22, I came for the first time to L.A. I was an actor in Argentina and my goal was to see Hollywood, not to live here. I took a vacation in 1992, and after 10 days, I loved it so much. The day I was to leave, I was drinking a coffee at Cafe Luna and they hired me as a dishwasher. I knew I had to start at the bottom. I never went back to Argentina.” Olivia Daane (OD): What was your first big break in that L.A. scene? You were already an actor in Argentina and your father Rodolfo Zapata was true entertainment industry royalty in Latin America.
GZ: The job opened the door. I got a job! I told my father... and they all thought I got a part in a movie...about the dishwasher job...he hung up the phone. The key was to know the language, so I studied hard and focused every day on learning English. The restaurant involvement was an accident, but I liked it! I did some modeling and then in 1998 I opened SUR which is open still...so, I must have done something right! OD: You are an actor and a restaurateur. Tell me about Vanderpump Rules and what you are working on now and how acting came back into the picture?
GZ: My father just passed at eighty-seven. He was a famous, Argentinian legend: a singer and actor. So, I got the desire for performance from him. Like a musician, that gene never goes away but sometimes it takes time to make your first love come alive the way you want it to. Now I’m producing, filming. Just never give up! Always pursue your dream. I am just at the beginning of what I want, it will never stop. In 2005, I partnered with Lisa Vanderpump Todd, Ken Todd along with my wife Natalie and we made SUR go to the next level. It was 2,000 square feet, now it is 9,000 square feet. The food is great but we also innovate...I am always thinking “What else we can do to entertain people?” Lisa became very popular on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Bravo was looking to do something. The restaurant is a show! I mean everyone working here is a character. I see it every day. Voila!... Vanderpump Rules became a reality.
OD: If not this triple threat of dashing restaurateur, entrepreneur and actor, what would you be doing?
GZ: Zoro? Superman? Astronaut?….I wanted all this as a kid, but I wanted to be a performer most, so for me I am just blessed to be doing this at the top. In 2020, you will see me in my film I am acting in and producing, “La Sombra del Gato” directed by Jose Cicala. I am excited for the next things that are coming in my life. OD: It is tangible, your ability to inspire. Who is your inspiration?
GZ: My father. He started from being very poor and became very successful. Every person around me has been an inspiration from my teachers to my co-workers, wife, kids. There is not just one person. I believe in God and the energy that comes from God. I bring the positive from each person I meet into my life. My wife (and partner in SUR Restaurant) of seventeen years is a great mother to our two daughters, Lou (14) and Miarose (11). On his bedside: GZ: I like positive books and to ke e p my s el f p o s it ive i n everything: The Three Questions, Don Miguel Ruiz, Charming Your Way to the Top, Michael Levine and A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle. On his playlist:
GZ: Eclectic from my travels. I like to absorb the music from each country. I collect music for the restaurant like chill, house music. (SUR is now known for the atmosphere created by Guillermo’s worldly curation)
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OLIVIA Q. DAANE DARIN TANSEY
35 EAST DILIDO DRIVE
arin Tansey is Executive Director of Sales on the Eklund/Gomes team for Douglas Elliman Real Estate. He is based in Miami. This is why he calls it home and will have no problem selling you yours.
OD: People are good at sales because they believe in what they are doing. What makes you a fit for real estate and this particular area?
DT: I have the ability to grab a large sector of audience. I have never worn blinders.
Olivia Daane (OD): How long have you been in Miami with Douglas Elliman?
OD: So...there is no myopia.
Darin Tansey (DT): I have been with them a total of seven years now, thirteen in South Florida. Each year gets better and better in my career. Eklund/Gomes wanted someone to continue their expansion into South Florida. Given the North Eastern migration here, it is constant growth. I was one of four selected to Eklund/Gomes. The exposure that this particular team has within the massive company and global presence of Douglas Elliman...it is impactful.
to now be living in what some call the “country of Miami!”
& DT: In Iowa where I grew up 0-20, it is a different mindset OD: You said the market is looking good?
DT: There is an abundance of supply, so the deals are there for the buyer and there are opportunities you can find with a professional to help you find that price and property you want. It is overwhelming if you are just looking online for the “elusive deal.”
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OD: What is a property you are excited to have your hands on right now?
DT: I am really excited about 35 East Dilido, a brand new 7,000 square foot home on the Venetian Islands (6 manmade islands dating back to the early 1900’s - spanning between Miami Beach and Miami). The causeway, aka the bridge that connected them, was the longest wooden bridge in the world at one point. The architecture of this home is ultramodern with a warm touch. It is placed on Biscayne Bay overlooking the city skyline of Miami Beach, but there is also an interior garden, which you don’t see often in South Florida. It is highly coveted because of the location which makes it easy to take a car to the Wynwood/Design District or the new hip and trendy Sunset Harbor neighborhood. OD: What is a factor that is important to you in your own living space?
DT: Quality of life. Location in the US and within a city. I love my South of 5th neighborhood. I can walk to the beach, marina, fifty-plus restaurants, entertainment.
OD: You are cranking and living the life! What do you do to unwind?
DT: I am up early with my rescue lab/chow mix watching the sunrise on the beach. Sunset Harbor is a healthy neighborhood. I am an avid golfer. I go to the gym. I love to drink and collect wine. OD: Where do you go when you hit the road?
DT: The Dominican Republic. I leave the glitz and glam of Miami Beach to go to a thirdworld country and give back to the world.
160 The charitable organization, the Dominican Joe Foundation, was founded by my close friend Joe. We give hundreds of children a chance with education, supplies, health and wellness, dentistry and tools to go out into the world.
guiding and leading, it is an opportunity to assist people with their investment in a major asset in their lives. The roof over the head that is not just about the fast buck, but long standing relationships with clientele.
OD: If you were not a real estate agent?
OD: You are clearly a standout in everything you do. What is unique about this round with Douglas Elliman?
DT: Architecture or finance...the intricacies of what keeps our world running. OD: What is your long game?
DT: I am a salesperson at heart. I have been selling something ever since I was sixteen. I always want to get better. I just had a twelve-million dollar sale. You celebrate the win and you go on to the next. January 1 is coming up and in my mind everyone is back to zero. I am a competitive guy.
DT: There is a culture within and a family. There is a certain feeling within Douglas Elliman. They don’t just take anyone. It is a good feeling to be in a group of select professionals dedicated to being the best of the best. OD: Something manmade you admire?
DT: The Freedom Tower has a level of significant architecture and meaning behind it. It changes us and moves us. The pieces that shape and change the fabric that we live in.
OD: What is a passion within your career?
DT: Mentoring younger agents is a passion of mine. The basics can get lost. A lot of money at stake tends to bring the wrong qualities out of people. But for the professionals who look at this career as consulting,
OD: Something in nature?
DT: I am captivated by seeing the sunrise over the ocean and hearing the waves crash on the beach. As simple as it sounds.
Nothing simple about it. A good man with a competitive drive; now handpicked to be part of a team within a company that will foster his passion to excel and his heart’s desire to give back. Darin Tansey is not just closing deals, he is the real deal. On his playlist: Lost Desert. “I am an electronic music fan. Deep house music is an art and it is great for work-outs.” On his bedside: Brian L. Weiss, Many Lives, Many Masters. Malcomb Gladwell – “His short versions fit my short attention span and short time”. WSJ. Miami Herald.
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ristal Clarke is at the pinnacle. She is a star among listing agents with her genteel manner and cold, hard stats as back-up. Her sales set the standard in customer satisfaction and record dollar amounts in some of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the world. She stopped for a moment to tell us how she lives, works and stays at the top. Olivia Daane (OD): Your professional distinctions in the sales and acquisitions of estates and land in Montecito, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch and Summerland, California are unparalleled. How did you get here? What makes real estate such a forte for you?
Cristal Clarke (CC): I have a good understanding of what my clients want and when the right property comes around, they hear it in my voice and they trust me. OD: How do you gear up for what must be pressure-filled days?
CC: I am a swimmer. I swim in the most amazing 50 meter pool right o ff t h e o c e a n . Th a t i s m y meditation. I do yoga and I ski. I just love being outdoors and the weather in Santa Barbara makes it easy to be outdoors year round.
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2166 MISSION RIDGE ROAD – Photography by DAVID PALERMO
168 OD: If you weren’t a real estate “mogul” (Cristal laughs gently at this title), what would you be doing?
CC: I am humble...but I am the #1 agent for all the agents in Santa Barbara...
CC: I would be involved in landscape. I absolutely love landscape. I love being in gardens. I would be a landscape architect. Santa Barbara has the most amazing garden, Lotus Land. You must come see it.
OD: You are at the top, so what is a goal? How do you stay on top?
OD: What is your greatest strength, what comes naturally to you? What is a challenge?
CC: I always strive to be current with what is new, the latest technology. It is an ever-changing market. OD: Are people getting more into tech or trying to go more natural and analog with their homes?
CC: I am ver y good at communicating with my clients CC: People just want to simplify and providing the best service I their lives and what comes with can. What I am selling is a 1333 E MOUNTAIN DRIVE that is technology. They want to fabulous lifestyle here. They live the lifestyle that we have here. understand it. It falls very naturally. I always want to be available for my clients, so I am always working to OD: What is a glam factor amenity in the homes create a nice balance. My work is never done, but you sell beyond the location that is clearly such a because of the environment I live in, balance is possible. dream for many? OD: Why choose you to curate the important choice of home purchase and environment?
CC: When you come into a home and you are able to push one button and the house is set for you. If you are
leaving what is a second home, you press one button and it goes on vacation mode. Easy.
their dreams and walk the path of where they want to go.
OD: How is the market for you out there?
OD: What is your platform on environmental concerns?
CC: Busy! The last two years have been phenomenal. I had the highest beach sale in 2017 and 2019. It has been a very strong market.
CC: Water is so precious. We have to be sensitive to our environment and consider the source of our water and ways to reuse it. OD: What best describes your own home?
CC: To be with such great clients and help them fulfill
CC: The tranquility and peacefulness and beauty.
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OD: What is your favorite part of your job?
On her bedside - The Wirtz Gardens, Patrick Taylor; The Last Swan, Marella Agnelli; Aspen Style, Aerin Lauder. On her playlist- Gary Clarke Jr.
Photography by CARLOS ERIC LOPEZ
Tranquil, peaceful, beautiful and a keen business woman. She balances hard work with a relaxed vibe...just like her backyard where she walks the walk of a love of architecture, outdoors and people. Cristal is correct; her voice is indeed soothing. It conveys assurance, knowledge and enthusiasm. Her sales numbers and accolades are mirrors to the environment she creates, transforming effort into effortless luxury.
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ye Stockton, Tom Dunn, Patrick Barrett, Bari Wiens and Brooke Maline are the fab five of The Stockton Group with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty - The #1 Brokerage Team of 2018 and coming in with an even stronger 2019. They are training for real estate the same way they train for athletics and life and that means no halfways. The sky is the limit and their focus is Vail/Beaver Creek/Bachelor Gulch. Olivia Daane (OD): What moves you right now? What makes The Stockton Group unique? It takes more than business acumen to hit these numbers!
Tye Stockton (TS): What moves us now and every day is our relentless commitment to improving what we do for our clients: better negotiations, internal tools, how we collaborate. We are a team, so we put a lot into our back of house service so we can have success out in the field. OD: Stockton boasts a small but well-rounded team that is proud of its diverse backgrounds. It takes a commitment to live in the mountains and a resort like Vail. How do you succeed in connecting people to this place and particular lifestyle? What do you each bring to the table?
Patrick Barrett (PB): Our team is set up to service anybody, any type of client. With our diverse backgrounds and experiences, we know how to identify with different clients, and different client needs. I have a great deal of experience with Latin American clients,
and speak fluent Spanish from time I spent in South America as a volunteer after college. That has been an integral part of my success in the real estate business, as we have a strong international clientele in Vail. Tom Dunn (TD): I was raised in Galveston an graduated from the University of Texas. I moved here to ski and ride my bike. I spent time on the mountain and went from concierge to property management. My service background and lifestyle choice helps me serve clients who want what we have. Bari Wiens (BW): With a graphic design and marketing background and from a real estate family myself, I knew real estate would be on my career list. I love the Sotheby’s brand with their global reach. We are a team and act like our own individual brokerage. Brooke is extremely efficient in handling all of our back of house items. OD: What is the landscape of the Vail market? Is there a finite amount of property to move in a place as sought after in your gorgeous mountain valley?
TS: We deal in obsolescence replacement. Right now we have five or six new construction projects. We have a reputation for handling those projects soup to nuts. We employ technology to make those come alive: elaborate floor plans, renderings, animation; we do it all under our umbrella of service. We can start from the beginning or come in to sell at the finish line. This last year we shattered records! OD: What is a goal as a company, a brand and a leader?
TS: We just celebrated that we were the only group passing 100 million in sales for a few years now. We have our eyes set on $200 million and we would have reached it had we not moved a big deal into January. We look at numbers not as a metric but how we achieve a quality level of service: 3-D tours, professional copyrights, copious notes on finishes and unique features in the homes. More than 90 percent of our listings don’t involve electronic lockboxes...we show up and we greet people. We don’t want to be #1 by a little bit, we want to be #1 by a mile!
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Tye loves skiing, hiking and fishing, the outdoors, time with his kids and wife and tinkering with his 78 landcruiser. He promises, “Selling real estate is still one of my favorite hobbies. Balance in life is a battle.” There are clearly no halfway’s for him at home or as a business leader. “I task my team with staying involved in the community, not because it is good for business, but because you care about it.” Tye serves on the board of Bravo! Vail, for whom he used to set up stages and Ski Club Vail because he wants to support his own kids and others to get outside. His drive comes partly from athletics with his background as a college baseball player. “We can keep kids pushing themselves, we can increase their chances to be good citizens and active and successful in whatever their endeavors are in life.” The Stockton Group gives beyond their business passion. After a recent 19 million sale Pat and Tye closed, they took funds from this marquis sale and gave the neighborhood the opportunity to give back to an organization of their choice.
TS: Most of us want to be in a community where there is an accountability. It is fun when you have clients in town and you are taking them around and everyone knows your name; for those people to feel that connectivity in our community. It is important for our buyer to buy the whole lifestyle. We all have only so much QTR (quality time remaining)!
OD: You have the luxury of connecting to the community as well as to this world-renowned backyard to nature and the chance to feel the seasons. Perhaps that is how Stockton can be #131 in the nation?
TS: How many people can grab our bike or skis and take a 2 hour vacation?! We think of ourselves as global real estate advisors and we love our relationship with Sotheby’s International Realty. It connects us to the best brokers across the real estate landscape. We stay light years ahead of our competitors utilizing those tools, innovating and being creative to serve our clients the very best we can. OD: What is your hottest listing up for grabs right now?
TS: We have an amazing property listing on what we consider the single, best site in Vail Valley- 375 Mill Creek Circle. It is ski-in/ski-out designed by Fitzhugh Scott and Gordon Pierce, pioneers for the architecture and design in Vail Village. The woodworking is Hawaiian koa, which is very rare and it was built by the best builder, Shaffer construction. This is not mountain modern, it is a timeless Austrian hunting chalet. With a re-fresh, this house will be there forever and won’t ever fall out of style.
This team brings themselves into the job. It is clear they care about each other and they will care about you. The Stockton Group is on a mission to break records while building a foundation to stand the test of time just like their current listing. Fearless leader Tye Stockton knows they’ve got what it takes, “We are poised for $200 million in 2020 and there is no looking back for this group!” Their playlist: TD: Del Mar, Leon Bridges...honestly I admit my 16 year old daughter Ella and I listen to the same obscure playlist including really bad gangster rap... but it is good.
Patrick Barrett: I am a child of the 80s, married to a Texan with a two and a four-year-old. Our house goes from George Strait to Whitney Houston to Baby Shark…loud. Bari Wiens: Susan Tedeschi, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Widespread Panic, Dr. John TS: Our choice in music selection is just as diverse as our talent as a team. My roots are in Tallahassee...so Southern rock: Allman Brothers, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Faith Hill, Kenney Chesney. Music tells us a story about our lives. I love reggae because I grew up at the beach.
Ultimate Privacy with Sweeping Ocean & Mountain Views Wailuku, Maui | 5.75 acres | 8,032 sqft living | 5BR/5.5BA | Pool & Spa | Gourmet Kitchen + Outdoor Kitchen | Ocean & Mountain Views | Call for Pricing Gated estate set on a mountain top for ultimate privacy and security with sweeping views of the central isthmus and the north and south shorelines. This vantag point is unmatched by any other on Maui. Open spaces allow trade winds to circulate, projecting eaves keep rain out without closing windows, and the use of clerestory windows brings outside light into the home. Nishikawa Architects was influenced by the iconic work of C.W. Dickey, and this property was the winner of BIA Hawaiiâ€™s 2016 Grand Award for design excellence. The property embodies the aloha spirit of island lifestyle with maximum privacy. It offers a unique combination of proximity to the airport, hospital and shopping while preserving seclusion. Reached by a winding private road that arrives under the porte-cochere of the main entrance, the unique setting and landscaping of the site itself is reminiscent of a hilltop chateau or private island.
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DAVID MARTIN THE SOUL OF MIAMI BEACH LUXURY SOARING ABOVE THE SURF Written by OLIVIA DAANE Photography by EIGHTY SEVEN PARK David Martin is the President and cofounder of Terra and the mastermind behind some of Miami's most architecturally significant condos including Bjarke Ingels-designed Grove at Grand Bay, the Rem Koolhaas-designed Park Grove, and Rene Gonzalez-designed Glass. Meet the man and mind that now adds to his successes, Eighty Seven Park, a Miami Beachfront luxury tower complete with a private residents' park that is bringing open space and serenity-driven architecture to Miami Beach with its off-thecharts design team including Renzo Piano Building Workshop and RDAI. Martin understands the DNA of the neighborhoods he develops. His investments are made to enhance the vision of the residential and
business communities around his projects, to bring design and people together. The assets he builds become assets to the community in tax revenue and a better quality of life for his buyers, their neighbors and neighborhoods. He is known for creating spaces that are catalysts for new families and commerce. The evolution of the neighborhood is key to him. Eighty Seven Park is about to open in Miami Beach and is almost sold out. David is all about the process and detail. He knows it has to be correct from inception to completion. His voice expresses this focus and unwavering intention to be a part of architectural and city-planning history, to make a difference in cityscapes and lives, “The site is very unique, 250-feet-plus of ocean, 500 feet of park.
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the park was the heart and driving force of the building, the pulse of the project. Everything is on purpose. One of the design decisions at Eighty Seven Park was to have the building perpendicular to the ocean, rather than parallel. This was the least greedy use of the available building space and part of what David credits as the conscientious path to a project that is “not just mere shelter, not extravagance but innocence, something quiet, something architecturally significant.” He stresses, “With Renzo, the building looks clean and simple but with details that are complicated. It was an honor to work with the Renzo Building Workshop team. They are dedicated to excellence and quality control.” How does he make these utopias “NOT EXTRAVAGANCE, become realities? “Decisions, a lot of decisions. It is a jigsaw puzzle. You are BUT INNOCENCE, constantly trying to make informed SOMETHING QUIET” decisions
The setting is an attribute. The terraces are large and the outdoor/indoor living is real and useable. It is design-driven. RPBW, RDAI, every decision was pored over to deliver something perfect. It is a sanctuary in its neighborhood and perfect for the discerning market we are in. The fact is Miami Beach has green space and a peaceful arrival; we get a flavor of Miami Beach, but we also have access to Bal Harbour!” Every choice in planning is key to Martin as is his choice of team. “I have a few friends who are great mentors. I want the best people involved to come in and understand the particular place and environment and what our city could become. We work with local and international architects. We even do design competitions to get the best architect for the projects. Renzo was the best choice for Eighty Seven Park. The chemistry matters.” Martin understood
versus rushing, staying methodical. All the decisions you make up front, how you manage risk...at the end of day to get the best drawings into the builders hands and stay on schedule. I also have a great team.” He believes the key thing is to make smart decisions with research behind them. “I even make focus groups and think tanks.” This is his work and his passion in Miami because “when you are able to look at contributing to a city’s growth and infrastructure, the big constant is the role our projects play within that city, the physical variety. Eighty Seven Park is low impact.” David has the mind of an engineer and the heart of a humanitarian who understands the responsibility he has to his clientele and to the growing populations around them. He cares about “how we help solve the impacts that exist and the ones we will create.” In that sense, he is a steward of these properties and the surrounding environment. Eighty Seven Park is another star in his development fleet. As for how he feels about the pressures of work? He is doing what he does best, making wise and informed decisions with wise and talented people around him, “It feels good and it is a big driver for me from a capitalist and social perspective. Economic development, job creation, residents who come with purchasing power to benefit small business. There’s really only one right way of doing things.”
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