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‘ LETTER PUBLISHERS “Today is a a great day to have the greatest day ever.” Santiago Arana, Managing Partner of The Agency, every morning jumps out of bed, claps his hands, and says something along those lines to motivate, accelerate, and do all possible to make each day just so. You will read about Santiago in these pages. From busboy to magnate. One of the greatest American entrepreneurial stories of our time. As is Jared Leto. There are no words to express how honored we are to have Jared, Shannon, Tomo, and Thirty Seconds to Mars on the covers of these winter issues. The greatest cult rock band of all time. These pages filled with life, culture, fashion, yachts, jets, auto, travel, and so much more are inspired by our personal relationships, our passions, our commitment to the relentless pursuit of "what if?" Here's to an amazing 2018 and beyond. Best,
‘ LETTER EDITOR'S It’s not everyday you see a rock band on the cover of a luxury magazine. And we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! Featuring the band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, on the cover of our winter issues was remarkable. I was elated to interview Academy Award winning actor, Jared Leto, and discuss the band’s evolution and upcoming European tour. As well as their latest hit single, ‘Walk on Water,’ which is a thought-provoking, ardent and anthemic song that’s topped alternative rock radio for four consecutive weeks. We feature another rockstar; Santiago Arana, the rockstar of real estate. His underdog story is overwhelming, his success is extraordinary, and his sincerity is humbling. I love winter because it means skiing in Aspen, [pictured left], celebrating the holidays and spending time with family and friends. In keeping with the winter season, we share a feature about the best winter wines, and close out the issues with the best places to ski in 2018 juxtaposed with a feature on where to experience the best waterfront dining in the U.S. Putting these winter issues together has been an amazing experience, and I’m so happy to share it with you! See you in the spring,
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SNOW POLO IN ASPEN Polo Returns to the Rockies BY SHANNON ROBB Photography By Nick Tininenko
ith snow-capped Aspen Mountain as a breathtaking backdrop, the much-anticipated St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship was held in mid-December at Rio Grande Park in the heart of Aspen, Colorado.
"Aspen is now a meaningful stop on the summer and winter international polo circuit," said Marc Ganzi, who grew up in Aspen. "With the World Snow Polo Championship, World Cup skiing and X-Games, people can now consider Aspen a home to major international sporting events. That is something that the city of Aspen can be proud of."Â
The event joins St. Moritz as one of the world's top snow polo tournaments and one of Aspen's major international sporting events. It is the only snow polo event in North America and kickoff to the social season in Aspen.
U.S. Polo Assn. defeated defending champion Flexjet in a rematch of the 2016 final to win the coveted St. Regis World Snow Polo title. In front of a record crowd ELEVATEDLUXURYLIFE.COM
For the fifth consecutive year, Melissa and Marc Ganzi, co-founders of Aspen Valley Polo Club, along with polo ambassador and St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras and his wife Delfina, hosted the star-studded glamorous weekend of sport, socializing and style. Figueras is one of the sportâ€™s most popular and well-recognized players in the world.
The final stop on the World Polo Tour where players compete for valuable points in the final snow polo event of the year attracted some of the biggest names in polo which was evident throughout the three days of competition.
U.S. Polo Assn. (Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Nic Roldan), making its fourth finals appearance in five years, relied on its team chemistry to jump out to a 4-1 halftime lead. Flexjet (Melissa Ganzi, Juan Bollini, Alejandro Novillo Astrada) found its offensive punch in the second half, outscoring U.S. Polo Assn., 3-1, but ran out of time. Nic Roldan, the team's field general, was named Most Valuable Player for the fourth time in five years after scoring three goals. Roldan finished with 11 goals for the tournament. Javi, a 7-year-old stallion, ridden by Alejandro Novillo Astrada and owned by the Ganzis' Wellington, Fla.-based Santa Rita Polo Farm, was Best Playing Pony. U.S. Polo Assn. now joins past winners: 2016, champion Flexjet (Melissa Ganzi, Jason Crowder, Jesse Bray); 2015, U.S. Polo Assn. (Grant Ganzi, Nic Roldan, Juancito Bollini); 2014, Piaget (Marc Ganzi, Jeff Hall, Nic Roldan); and 2013, St. Regis (Nacho Figueras, Nic Roldan, Brandon Phillips).
including a sold out VIP tent and worldwide ChukkerTV audience, U.S. Polo Assn. reclaimed the coveted trophy it won in 2015 and avenged last year's loss to Flexjet by controlling most of the game and holding off a fourth-chukker rally for a thrilling 5-4 victory.
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"This event was really successful," Roldan said. "This was probably one of the most successful and competitive ones and we just had a great time." Roldan is one of the top-rated American players and youngest player ever to win the U.S. Open at age 15. "The excitement always builds for this event," Roldan said. "It's another great way to promote polo to fans who haven't watched it before. You have some of the greatest players out here. Snow polo is such a fun event. It's great because the spectators are really involved when they
can see the game slower, on a smaller field. There were two other games to determine the places for the remainingÂ fourÂ teams. St. Regis (Marc Ganzi, Nacho Figueras, Nico Pieres) captured the St. Regis Snow Cup with an 8-7 win over Icon Global Aspen Valley Polo Club (Bernie Uechtritz, Carlitos Gracida, Nacho Novillo Astrada) in the subsidiary. Pieres, making his snow polo debut, scored on a incredible back shot off the post for the game-winner as time ran out. Figueras was named MVP. Fendi, an 11-year-old black mare ridden by Figueras, was selected Best Playing Pony. After two shootouts, Audi (Jim Miller, Magoo Laprida, Luis Escobar) defeated Moet (Mike Azzaro, Jason Crowder, Bash Kazi/Omar Mangalhi), 6-5, to finish fifth in the six-team tournament and win the Aspen Valley Snow Cup.
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U.S. Polo Assn. also won Saturday's fun Celebrity Chukker with actor Sterling Jones, Sarah Magness and Nacho Novillo Astrada with a 2-1 victory over St. Regis (actress Saye Yabandeh, ESPN announcer Tucan Pereyra Iraola, Nacho Figueras). Jones scored two goals including the game-winner.
Guests in the sold-out heated VIP tent that featured Alpine luxe furnishing, were able to relax and watch world-class snow polo in a fun, festive atmosphere. They were treated to signature St. Regis Aspen Resort rituals including afternoon tea, a fine array of light fare and iconic St. Regis Bloody Mary cocktail.
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THE GREATEST CULT ROCK BAND OF ALL TIME JARED LETO, SHANNON LETO & TOMO MILIČEVIĆ TAKE THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS TO NEW HEIGHTS
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ot many people in the world can say they are a rockstar and a movie star. Jared Leto proves himself boundless as he fluidly navigates the worlds of rock and film. The Oscar winner is the frontman in Thirty Seconds to Mars, which also consists of his brother Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević. After years of successful albums, sold out tours, countless awards and broken records, the band gained a worldwide cultlike following. But for four years, their fans heard only radio silence. Finally, their new single dropped in August, “Walk on Water,’’ and was just the kind of formidable, patriotic sound that their fans, and the nation, had been craving. Hailed by critics, Billboard describes the song as an “anthemic chorus and heartstirring, propulsive rhythm.” The single spent four weeks topping the charts on Alternative Radio and the band won MTV’s 2017 Best Alternative Artist Award at the EMA’s. Their accompanying music video is lionized in its own right. Directed by Jared Leto, it was filmed on a single day in all 50 States by 92 professional film crews and through 10,000 fan submissions. The final product is a unique, historic snapshot of America on July 4th, 2017.
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JARED LETO at live performance in Toronto.
What's your interpretation of the bands evolution?
The song very much speaks to the times that we’re living in. It's a song about change, it’s a song about standing up and fighting for what you believe in, it's a song about freedom. It’s, at its core, I suppose a bit of a folk song, a gospel song, wrapped up in an anthemic and celebratory feeling. It's the first single off the new album, we haven’t put music out in over four years, [nearly five years by the time the album comes out] so it’s been a long time coming, and we’re excited that we’re sharing new music, and playing music on stage. 2018 is going to be a very busy and exciting year!
Right now, Walk on Water has been number one on alternative radio for four weeks, and that’s been incredible - we never expected that. It’s exceeded any expectations that we’ve had. We’ve been gone for a long time so we had very humble expectations but the response to the song has been incredible… and we are very very grateful and really happy about how things are going. We just put a European tour on sale, and in a lot of ways, that’s a very definitive bit of research and a good way to gauge the reaction of what you’re doing is your ticket sales; are you speaking to people and connecting with your audience… it's been our biggest and most successful tour to date. So things are going really well. We’re playing the biggest shows of our entire careers - so a lot to be thankful for.
What was your goal with 'Walk on Water'?
Is the public's reaction to Walk on Water what you hoped it would be?
[Jared Leto] Our music and the band in general has evolved right alongside our own lives. My brother and I have been doing this since we were kids, and as we grow, the music grows, as the music grows, we evolve. It's an incredible thing to share this with my brother. To be a part of something that was supposed to be impossible - it's just absolutely mind-blowing. We never dreamed that we would have the success all over the globe that we have it's absolutely humbling and we’re really grateful for it.
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THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS live in TORONTO. From left to right: Shannon Leto, Jared Leto & Tomo Miličević.
JARED LETO at live performance in Toronto.
The song and music video have a strong patriotic/anthemic tone. Why did you go this route?
I always hope to be part of a solution rather than a problem. I try my best to participate in life and be a responsible citizen of the planet theres so much more
The bridge between reality and a dream is good old fashion hard work. I’ve always found that the luckiest people in the world that I’ve met are also the most hard working, so there’s something to it. ”
What would you say to the dreamers?
Where do your tendencies come from?
I wouldn’t say anything because we all need to learn from our challenges and our difficulties - but if I had to say something I suppose I would say to keep dreaming and keep working hard, not worry so much and to breathe deep and to know that things are going to be ok. All of us go through times where we face uncertainty and imbalance, but I’ve always found that with a lot of hard work and creativity you can find solutions to almost any problem.
We live in uncertain times, there’s a great deal of instability. There are really important questions being asked… it's a tumultuous period. These times always provoke art and artists to consider or reconsider their perspective or point of view, so I think you’re right, there’s opportunities to explore different avenues in times like these. Life goes beyond politics, and art that celebrates something as pure or beautiful as nature is worthy as well. You don't have to be a part of any narrative, but there's an opportunity there if you choose it. If music or art can move or change a person, then it can change the world. Art and music has certainly inspired me, and changed me, and taught me, and provided me inspiration and comfort. It has been a soundtrack for my life and a powerful companion for me.
that we can do. To protect the planet and species within it. We’ve taken so much and we have the ability to give back so much more. You were 27 when you started the band. What would you say to your 27 year old self?
Walk on Water
[ Intro ] (Do you believe?) Walk on water [ Verse 1 ] Can you even see what you're fighting for? Blood lust in a holy war Listen up, hear the patriot shout ? "Times are changing" In the end, the choice was clear Take a shot in the face of fear Fist up in the firing line Times are changing
[Chorus] Do you believe that you can walk on water? Do you believe that you can win this fight tonight?
[ Verse 2 ] Look at the sky, see a dying star White lies, it's a man on fire Making love with the devil hurts Times are changing A thin line, the whole truth The far right, the left view Breaking all those promises made Times are changing
Above: Where The Brain Belongs | Oil on Canvas 162 x 130 cm (By Koichi Enomoto) Courtesy of Taro Nasu Gallery (c) Kei Okano
The Greatest Show Miami's Art Week, Art Basel BY OLIVIA DAANE
Find a conversation that suits you, and a shoe that fits, whether in the hallowed halls of the VIP preview or dancing alongside Hirst’s gilded wooly mammoth “Gone but not Forgotten” at the Faena Hotel. 300 lighted drones is debuted daily in the Faena District, the installation is by Studio Drift and it rises like an iridescent flock of birds.
If you attend (and you are lucky if you have the chance) try to find some bearings within this art mecca that spans South Beach to the Design District. It’s an amalgam of art creators, purveyors, collectors, A-listers and full gawkers who attend Art Basel, Art Miami, NADA, Aqua, Untitled, Spectrum, Fridge, Pulse, Scope, Design Miami
While it may seem like a smoke and mirrors labyrinth both to those attending and others reading of the success and fallout in art columns worldwide and just trying to keep up with the action, pause, focus and remember the artist making the work. The artists and curators are consciously intending the dialogue. Go, if you go, with open eyes and heart.
and Red Dot to name just a few of the exhibitions held yearly during the first weeks of December. All the parts cast in this ‘Greatest Show’ matter. They are a mix of subtle and not so subtle ingredients of an artful hot pot.
rt Basel Miami is a week full of art hopping around the colorful oceanside city of Miami Beach. It has been called a moveable feast and other less-savory things. Nonetheless, it has a become a tradition. This artful uprising could be considered an examination of east meets west, tech meets tactile, right brain collides and cooperates with left. If you don’t focus, all can be lost in the kaleidoscope of Art Basel, albeit fun.
Above: Sanya Kantarovsky & George McCracken, ‘Infinitely Repeating Pattern’, 2017 Photography: Tina Tyrell Models: Bruno Di Corcia & Nicolás Guagnini
Small/ 46 Medium/ 48 Large/ 50 X large/ 52 XX large/ 54 USD 800 (+ VAT) Above: Sanya Kantarovsky & George McCracken ‘Infinitely Repeating Pattern II’, 2017 Printed cotton shirt, Edition of 25 + 5 AP
Edition of 25 + 5 AP (KANTAROVSKY-2017-0060) Mixing historical
Compressing cultures, compressing files, compressing environments like the dreamy bisections of blended material: part ocean, part fire of Dan Rees’ work at Galeria Murias Centeno in the Nova section. They are easy on the eyes but no less an overt commentary than the political hammers of Manuel Ocampo’s “Yes, Sir! No, Sir!, Right Away, Sir!” at Tyler Rollins Fine Art. ANTENNA SPACE works by XU Qu render chamber pots into a ceramic reliquary.
My first, focused conversation was with Jamal Cyrus (showing with Inman Gallery’s exhibition at Positions in the main convention of Art Basel Miami Beach). We talked about music as the great communicator and the cultural dream machine the art world can be. He chatted affably and accessibly about his installation of album covers: some actual, some altered, some fresh off his creative mind press. He is using his artistic license to create an apocryphal record company; selling a mix of these actual and imagined album covers from Sanya Kantarovsky & George McCracken varying storefronts. one is “Pride Record ‘Infinitely Repeating PatternThis II’, 2017 Printed cotton shirt FindingsTokyo”.
ritual; smashing the shared experience of our universal languages together (just like the crowds smashed together for these few days vying for a look). It’s a challenge to separate fact from fiction. Artists have the honor of reminding us we can venture into both of these realms: pragmatic and romantic, but warn us not to turn a blind eye and miss the lessons of audible, visual, spiritual and political stories. It’s a mishmash, of real and ephemeral, we live in that art mirrors.
The Faena District is a cool, new hood, too hip for its own good. Art reserves the right and when executed this well can effectively comment on the disco dance between man and nature, uplifting our hearts as it brings our hipness down to earth.
Above: Stefan BrĂźggemann | Beats per Minute, 2017 | Vinyl lettering and acrylic paint on canvas (40 paintings) 70 x 50 cm each | Parra & Romero Gallery (Madrid and Ibiza)
Have artists stepped up to the plate? Has the audience? Questions one interior designer attendee, “I have seen this all before… it is as blind as our politics.” Yuri Patterson’s digital interior landscape at Mother’s tankstation limited, Natalie Czech, Matt Neuman,
Jamal Cyrus, Kelly Reemsten, - all these artists and curators are in their own way trying to find the poetry in an everchanging technological, spiritual and political landscape. They are attempting this repeated conversation right now with eyes open. What a fitting Big Top Art Miami Week lends to host these voices amidst oysters and champagne, VIP green cards with BMW private driver access, DJs and Cristal freely flowing. It’s a part choreographed and part freeform dance, a fancy gift wrap around our universal fears and maybe that’s just the spot that needs filling right now. A kaleidoscopic portal like those by Haegue Yang (Kurimanzutto
Above: Stefan Brüggemann | Beats per Minute, 2017 | Vinyl lettering and acrylic paint on canvas (40 paintings) 70 x 50 cm each
investigating sound and silence of Israel Martinez (Arredondo \ Arozarena gallery) quietly stops me in my tracks with its beauty, as much as Sanya Katarovsky’s and George McCracken’s “Infinitely Repeating Pattern I” a loud, limited edition installation of shirts for sale beckoning a look at the Western Male (Tanya Leighton gallery).
An apothecary-esque tribute of teal and green glazing backdropped by I-Ching covers give the viewer the feeling of stepping into a curio shop of ideologies “reshuffled”. The deeper connection to the Parkes incident and palace in flames- a contemporary nod to a previous mockery of conquerors worldwide. Artist Koichi Enomoto showcased by Taro Naso Gallery so blatantly and vibrantly displays the pressure cooker of humanity evolving with technology. There’s that mishmash again and it’s just as part stunning, part bland, part honest, part contrived as the crowd drawn to bow at its feet. The performance
Natalie Czech: "A poem by repetition by Yvonne Rainer", 2017 4 archival pigment prints | 4 frames | 56 x 70.6 Courtesy Kadel Willborn, DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany
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' The World Upside Down ' by Yvonne Rainer
When does the sky look like the sea and the sea look like the sky The world turned upside down The sky a vast abyss The sea a burning cosmos waging peace keeping war The language belongs to the liars Wheres the compassion Depends on what you mean by ' where's'
Anri Sala Light pushing #2 2002 Photographie noir et blanc sur papier barytÃ© / Black and white photograph on baryta paper 49.5 x 60.5 cm / 19 4/8 x 23 7/8 inches Edition 1/5 AS02 5 Prix/Price : EUR 15 000 H.T./excl. VAT
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Opposite Page, Bottom Left: Lemniscate #7 | 2017 | Woodcut mono print on paper | 14 x 14'' (By Matt Neuman) Bottom Right: The Sugar Awakens | 2017 | Dye sublimation print | 32 x 24'' | (By Scott Alario) Courtesy of the Artist and Kristen Lorello, NY.
Artist Natalie Czech takes the poem by Yvonne Ranier highlighting each word found with the lyrics on the John Lennon Imagine record sleeve. Backdropping the sleeve against floating clouds and blue sky, she manages to create a sun spot. A visually striking result to an intellectual and intuitive creative process. She yokes together modes of communication and melds mediums asking the viewer to find their place on the planet and their own humanity amidst the repeated chaos of human foibles.
Kabinett project) to help us bear the frightening pace of our information age and the blatant repeating of historical mistakes too big for any Cinderella slipper whether designer, glass or clay. Chantal Crousel of Gallery Chantal Crousel took such care and time with me to explain the ephemeral beauty of Anri Sala’s film still, “Light Pushing #2” another laser view on coexistence. She’s a true eye and voice of art as a cultural necessity. She told me this article on “all of the art in Miami Dec 5-9” would be an “impossible task.” She said you, the reader will “finish the stew,” find the meanings, fathom the beautiful, the ugly, the nonsense and use it as you will. Has it all been done before? Perhaps. Here is a toast to it happening every year and us playing our part in the play. Every role counts in the reinvention of hope and our place in the infinite wheel of art and time.
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Santiago Arana's Entrepreneurial Success Story is Proof of the American Dream BY WHITNEY HUBBELL
PHOTOGRAPHY BY COURTNEY LINDBERG
work hard, but the sound of nearby gunshots is earth shattering. To Bolivian native, Santiago Arana, these gunshots were not only an omnipresent distraction, but also a wakeup call.
Santiago won a scholarship to study his masters in Finance, but the program was only taught in English. He didnâ€™t speak a word of English, but that did not deter him. He left Bolivia with $120 in his pocket and landed in Santa Barbara, California where he crashed on a couch at his aunts home.
During this particular event, Santiago was working in an office located next door to government headquarters. The Bolivian government was riddled with corruption, and the country was in major social unrest; amalgamated by an assassination attempt on the president and more than 45 casualties. A distraught Santiago was in earshot of the chaos and called his father; together they decided that he should leave the country, continue his studies, and return when the countryâ€™s state of affairs was more stable.
magine just graduating from college and in your first job trying to focus and
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From Left to Right: Mauricio Umansky, Santiago Arana and Billy Rose (The Agency's Powerhouse Trio)
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“I always thought that, whatever I’m going to do, I’m going to do it 100% and I’m going to make sure I use my time in the most efficient way.” This drive pushed him up the ladder in the fine dining world, and allowed him to make a very decent living. But once Santiago got to the top, he wanted more. He recalls that someone told him, “‘In real estate, you can make a good living selling a couple houses…. or the sky is the limit!’” The latter really resonated with Santiago.
For eight months, Santiago slept on a couch while studying English. He worked as a busboy in a restaurant, since he couldn’t speak English yet. After 4 months of language immersion, Santiago’s English improved, and he asked to be promoted to a waiter, to which the restaurant manager permitted. Now, 13 years later, that same restaurant manager works for Santiago. Over the course of the year that he worked at the restaurant, he waited on a a beautiful girl who eventually became his wife. He fell in love with her and moved to Los Angeles where she lived and continued working in the restaurant industry.
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Santiago made the leap into real estate and worked tirelessly, but over the course of three years, he sold only a couple houses. In an industry where connections and word of mouth are paramount to success, Santiago was at a disadvantage. He admits, “I didn’t know anyone. I didn’t have any friends or family. I was in LA by myself, I knew my wife, but that was it.” A big follower and fan of Tony Robbins, Santiago kept in mind a quote, 'the reason for not succeeding is not the lack of resources, but the lack of resourcefulness.' He worked on his resourcefulness and slowly began to grow his rolodex, finally gaining some momentum. Suddenly, alongside the rest of the country, Santiago was blindsided by the crash of 2008. A microcosm of the national economy, the real estate business was utterly immobile. It was a crushing blow, and now with a young family to consider, Santiago decided to go back to the restaurant world. As he pulled into the parking lot to submit his application, Santiago had an epiphany. He had never quit anything in his life before, so why now? Thinking to himself he said, “I’m going to stick to real estate and I’m going to make it happen, no matter what.” In this pivotal moment; whether it was a gut feeling, divine intervention, or dumb luck, this decision inevitably led him to become one of the top Realtors in the United States. Looking in the rearview mirror, it’s clear that his life and career could have gone down two very different roads. Especially given the fact that his real estate career was not matured and the state of the economy was in crisis. With the help of his innate persistence, he sought mentorship from a successful realtor. He learned to capitalize on his upbeat and likable personality,
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Santiago Arana with wife, Kyle and kids, Cole (6), and Dylan (8)
and during open houses he thrived in the realm of forging new relationships. He slowly but surely started to figure out the formula to success, which he outlines in four steps. “First; know who you really are, define what you want, have unbreakable faith that it's going to happen, and lastly, work your ass off to make it happen.” Santiago says, “I stuck to it, worked really hard, put the energy into the universe and it came back to me.” By April 2012, the economy began its upturn and Santiago, now experienced with 6 years in the industry, used that momentum, and his business exploded to a new level. By the end of the year, he was named among the Top 250 Realters in the United States by the Wall Street Journal, and has since made the list each year consecutively, exponentially increasing his ranking. In 2013, he joined The Agency as a Principal and Partner, along with Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky. He has worked with celebrities, he has broken records, and today, he’s on track to exceed $500 million in sales. Not bad for a busboy.
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SIX OF THE BEST WINTER WINES Perfect for Fireside Conversation & Slow Cooked Meals BY TAMARA PAYNE
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Wine is evolving—spurred by lots of influences and trends, and most importantly, the freestyle ways of the natural-wine world. At the same time, natural lists will proliferate in spots with more diverse cuisines. I took the opportunity to put together a selection of fuller-bodied reds and a Sparkling Blanc de Blancs — the kind of wines that we think are perfect for fireside conversation and comforting, slow-cooked meals.
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he holiday celebrations may be over, but that is no reason to leave wine in the cellar until the next gathering. After all, a good bottle of wine is a great way to unwind after a cold, wintry day. Here at the Santa Barbara Wine Collective, a group of six like-minded producers who focus on the unique terroir of Santa Barbara County, we offer a selection of different varietals with elegance, balance and a sense of place that we recommend for the colder months.
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The Hilt Sparkling ‘Blanc de Blancs’ Sat. Rita Hills I am not sure why so many relegate their Sparkling/Champagne drinking just to New Year’s Eve. It’s light, refreshing, and insanely versatile when it comes to pairing with food Plus, I cannot think of a better way to cure winter blues than with a bit of bubbly. This wine will be a perfect pairing for an array of foods. My favorites are fries, bacon, potato chips, popcorn, potato latkes, cheese, and nuts.
Brewer-Clifton ‘Gnesa’ Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills The Gnesa vineyard is a small vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills planted exclusively to Chardonnay. I picked this wine due to its complexity that borders on the taste of that elusive, savory “fifth taste,” umami. Fans of these wines find their individuality and character is unsurpassed and, because of that, they are some of the most fascinating and compelling wines in the world. I would pair this Chardonnay with some typical food pairings such as chicken, lobster, Comté and Gruyère cheese and mushrooms.
Typically, I would not include a Pinot Noir in a list of winter wines, but this Pinot Noir is sourced from the famed Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley. The wine is one of the first established vineyards in Santa Barbara County and displays a lovely layering of dark raspberry thyme, cherry, anise and dill while showing plenty of earth notes. Expect a big and ripe wine that will stand up to some comfort food. I would choose to pair this with pork roast, rack of lamb or a long-cooked pinot-braised duck with spicy greens.
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Caâ€™ Del Grevino Grenache Santa Maria Valley The Caâ€™ Del Grevino Estate produces not only produces Santa Barbara County Signature Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, they also produce some great Italian and Spanish varietals. This Grenache opens with deep aromas of blackberry, blueberry and pepper. It is finely textured yet not oversized. Licorice and white pepper accents with blueberry and raspberry flavors are discovered through the juicy finish. The perfect pairing would be long-slow roasted pork, lamb, rabbit and based on hearty Spanish or Portuguese cooking. The wine can handle being paired with dishes with a bit of spice, too.
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Babcock Winery ‘Upper Crust’ Syrah Sta. Rita Hills Bryan Babcock was one of the ‘Founding Fathers’ of the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation. Constant research and discipline are shown in the consistency of his wine portfolio. When I think of winter wines, I always think of Syrah, which is a bit of an undiscovered find. Granted, I prefer the cool-climate version that has a bit more of a spicy character. Best described as big, brooding, Syrah is known for its powerful black fruit flavors and savory undertones. This varietal is not for the faint of heart or palate, but it’ll warm you up in a hurry. Pairings for this wine would include grilled meats, venison and wild boar.
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Cabernet is the ‘go to’ red wine during the winter months. We are all eating rib-sticking dishes, accumulating mass for hibernation, and Cab is a no-brainer pairing. But it’s also more than a dining companion; it’s a thinking person’s wine. It’s layered. This wine offers notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, currant, spice, and tobacco. You can typically expect more ripe fruit flavors upfront. Cabernet Sauvignon is right at home with rich, intense meat dishes—beef, lamb, and venison, in particular—where its opulent fruit and decisive tannins make an equal match to the dense protein of the meat. With a mature Cabernet, opt for tender, slow-cooked meat dishes like pepper steak, brisket, roasts, duck, goose, lentils and mashed potatoes. ______ California wine countries both north and south, have seen their share of tragic events this fall and winter…Now more than ever is a time for comfort and community. There is nothing better to help get you through challenging times or this midwinter weather than a great gathering, a memorable dinner and a fabulous glass of wine. Tamara Payne, General Manager Santa Barbara Wine Collective santabarbarawinecollective.com
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Steve continues to take things to a higher level, his persistence and tenacity have positioned Van Dam Custom Boats to be synonymous with all things deemed uniquely fluid, luxuriously dynamic and intricately detailed.
After rebuilding a 36’ sailboat and marrying experienced sailor and co-founder, Jean Hodge, in the early 1970’s, Steve Van Dam’s instruction from Canadian master boat builder, Vic Carpenter, propelled him to branch out to perfect the art of shaping wood in his own way. He moved the operation from his first boat building shed in Harbor Springs, Michigan to expanded facilities in Boyne City, Michigan, and maintained his visceral belief in legacy craftsmanship, that continues to drive the company mission today.
his is a story of drive, passion and legacy. Steve Van Dam’s dream of sailing to far off places began with a small wooden boat on Lake Macatawa, not far from his family home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Motivated by self-reliance and a passion to learn, Steve complemented these qualities with a love of wood and water — shaping the undercurrents of what Old World masters term, "a calling."
40 years later, he is still handcrafting classic wooden boats alongside wife, Jean, and son, Ben. The vision has not faltered- to deliver a creation that can be hailed as, 'the only one in the world'. The classic wooden boat designs are incorporated with highly evolved engineering, creating a finished product that is strong, beautiful, and singular. Every Van Dam creation is different, but each fulfills a vision, a dream.
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Celebrating their 40th year in operation, Van Dam Custom Boats strives to bring each client’s dream to reality with one constant at the forefront; the never ending pursuit of perfection and a dedication to ensuring the future of quality, hand made watercraft. The words ‘production line’ or ‘spec plans’ are not words that you will hear in the shop or in conversation about their creations. Each boat is designed and built to be as individual as its owner…truly the only one in the world. Whether an exotic design like Alpha Z, an early 1900’s Art Deco runabout like anniversary launch Catnip or a stylish yacht tender like Tender To Faith, each boat is bespoke and crafted by hand, always.
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“If you want to differentiate yourself by the boat you own and you want it to be a true representation of you…or if you want to show your appreciation and love of true craftsmanship, we are the right solution for you,” says company president, Ben Van Dam. A naval architect in his own right and son of founders Steve and Jean, Ben notes that the company has never intended to build a production model and looks past the fact that there are cheaper, faster and less structurally sound methods of building boats. “Wood is dynamic. Something we humans could never create. There is just a natural beauty about wood.” It is very evident the appreciation and respect the company has for this natural, sustainable resource. Wood is the foundation of all they do, and they do it well.
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Founder Steve Van Dam with son, Ben Van Dam, President working on a bespoke wooden boat.
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The cold molded process used at Van Dam Custom Boats affords owners a strong, lightweight vessel that is water tight and impervious to rot or cracking from swelling. Van Dam boats are built so that the raw wood never has to interact with, or react to, the element of water. An impressive lifetime guarantee backs this claim against water damage (based upon yearly inspection of the boat) and to date, there has not been one single claim since the first build in 1977.
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This extraordinary offering on Safety Bay at the south end of Flathead Lake is like no other. Situated on 4.10 acres with 404 feet of lakeshore and views of Bull Island and beyond, the 5,928 square foot architecturally designed home has been restyled and updated to satisfy the lifestyle of the most sophisticated estate owner. Warm hardwoods, floor-toceiling windows, double-sided propane fireplaces, and crown moulding add a stylish elegance to this lakeside retreat. There is a gallery leading to the private Master Suite wing, a theater room, wine cellar, and gourmet kitchen with Subzero, Wolf and GE appliances. In
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Decades later, the local lifestyle pulses strong from this history. The Power of Four — Aspen’s four ski mountains — also represents the myriad recreational possibilities of all four seasons here. The Aspen Idea — the concept of a community that nurtures mind, body, and spirit to fulfill a complete human being — lives on in Aspen’s worldclass class arts, cultural, environmental, and athletic institutions.
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Rubey presents a unique opportunity to create your own legacy on the last available lot in the Rubey Family Subdivision. Land within this subdivision has never been available for purchase - until now. Spread over 5.28 acres and with approvals to build up to 19,750 SF, the property is a rare gem in a community known for its strict growth controls and predominant open space - offering unheard of potential to create a family compound within walking distance to downtown Aspen. Private and secluded, this south-facing jewel receives abundant sunlight and boasts panoramic views spanning from Aspen Mountain (front and center) to Majestic Mt. Sopris. Adjacent to hiking and biking trails and within earshot of a mountain stream, it embodies the best of what Aspen has to offer.
arely do history and opportunity come together as perfectly as they do on Red Mountain’s Rubey. During Aspen’s rebirth as a cultural, intellectual, and recreational hub in the 1950s, noted architect Fritz Benedict, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright who would go on to transform Aspen’s built environment, bought a ranch on Red Mountain. One could say it was all uphill from there. As the town welcomed artists, physicists, industry leaders, and other great minds, and as their influence made it what it is today, Red Mountain became the prized perch from which to participate in Aspen’s evolution.
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The 2019 BMW i8 Coupe also made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show. The enhanced hybrid 2+2 seater has increased power and range over its predecessor and has been the world’s best-selling hybrid sports car since 2014. Using optimized BMW eDrive technology, and with hybrid-speciﬁc all-wheel drive, combustion engine driving the rear wheels and the electric motor driving the front wheels, the BMW i8 Coupe achieves 369 hp (12 hp more than its predecessor), a peak torque of 184 lb-ft, and accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds (preliminary) with a top speed of 155 mph. The lithium-ion battery, located centrally in the car’s underbody, and its cell capacity has
The all-new BMW X2 is the latest addition to the BMW X family. The ﬁrst-ever BMW X2 has a distinctive exterior design that combines the fast-moving body language and lowslung proportions of a coupe with the robust construction of a BMW X model. The cutting-edge 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine together with the 8-speed automatic transmission propel this
emotional sports activity coupe from 0-60 mph in just 6.3 seconds, yielding 228 hp and a peak torque of 258 lb-ft. The BMW X2 will arrive in dealerships in spring 2018. Pricing will be announced closer to market launch.
ne year after the BMW X2 Concept appeared in Detroit, the all-new BMW X2 made its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show on Monday, January 15, 2018. The BMW press conference was held at 9:35 a.m. EST at the BMW stand at COBO Center, One Washington Boulevard Detroit, MI 48226. In addition, the 2019 BMW i8 Coupe also made its world debut at the show and will be featured alongside a number of electriﬁed BMW vehicles.
The BMW X7 iPerformance Concept introduces a new model concept for the premium segment that utilizes BMW eDrive technology with a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine creating an exceptionally efﬁcient and dynamic plug-in hybrid powertrain that excels in all driving situations,
The new BMW i3s is a sportier and more powerful variant of the BMW i3, the best-selling compact battery-electric vehicle in the premium compact segment worldwide since it launched in 2014. The ﬁrst ever BMW i3s provides an even sportier interpretation of silent mobility with zero emissions and features a high output 184 hp electric motor that generates peak torque of 199 lb-ft. The BMW i3s accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds and has a top speed of 100 mph. The BMW i3s uses a lithium-ion high-voltage battery developed by the BMW Group with a cell capacity of 94-ampere hours (Ah). Like the BMW i3, the BMW i3s applies the concept of sustainability throughout the interior and exterior of the vehicle, incorporating recycled plastics, renewable raw materials, natural ﬁbers, and open-pored, unbleached eucalyptus wood in the design.
been increased from 20 to 34 Ah and a gross energy capacity from 7.1 to 11.6 kilowatt hours. Also showcased alongside the all-new BMW i8 Coupe will be the BMW i8 Roadster, which made its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2017. The BMW i8 Roadster takes the BMW i8’s combination of locally emission-free mobility and highcaliber performance and adds a top-down driving experience. The BMW i8 Roadster features a retractable, all-season fabric soft-top which can open and close in less than 16 seconds and while the vehicle is in motion at up to 31 mph. The two-seat BMW i8 Roadster stows its soft-top in the perpendicular position in the rear of the vehicle when opened and takes up very little space, maximizing storage capacity. The new BMW i8 Coupe and BMW i8 Roadster will be available in spring 2018. Pricing will be announced closer to market launch.
The 2018 BMW X3 is the third generation of the pioneering premium compact Sports Activity Vehicle. The dynamic handling qualities of the BMW X3 are linked to its ideal 50:50 weight distribution between the front and rear axles, its meticulously honed chassis, and xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system which debuted in 2003 in the ﬁrst generation of the BMW X3. The BMW X3 uses a 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder inline gasoline engine and an 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission yielding 248 hp and a maximum torque of 258 lb-ft, accelerating from 0-60 in 6.0 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph. The BMW X3 is available in U.S. showrooms with a MSRP of $42,450 plus $995 Destination and Handling.
The BMW M5 has been regarded as the quintessential high performance sports sedan since its initial iteration launched in 1984. The 2018 BMW M5 marks the debut of the ﬁrst ever M-speciﬁc all-wheel
The ﬁrst-ever BMW M3 CS made its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2017. It is a special-edition model and delivers a blend of high performance and complete everyday practicality. The extensive use of carbon ﬁber-reinforced plastic has kept the BMW M3 CS extremely light and lowered the overall weight by approximately 110 pounds less than a standard BMW M3. The M TwinPower Turbo technology 6-cylinder inline engine produces 453 hp generating a peak torque of 443 lb-ft and accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, making it the quickest BMW M3 to date. The BMW M3 CS will be available to order in the U.S. starting in May 2018. Pricing will be announced closer to market launch.
drive system, M xDrive, which allows the BMW M5 to reach new heights of dynamic performance and delivers poise in all driving situations. Thanks to a 4.4-liter V8 engine featuring M TwinPower Turbo technology, the BMW M5 produces 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of peak torque, skyrocketing from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, making it the quickest and most agile to date. The 2018 BMW M5 will be available with a MSRP of $102,600 plus $995 Destination and Handling, appearing in U.S. showrooms in spring
including running with zero local emissions. With a generously-sized, six-person interior, the BMW X7 iPerformance Concept offers an interior with a state-of-the-art infotainment system brimming with connectivity that provide an unmatched experience by any BMW past or present. As a result of the interplay between precise, pared-down forms and an open sense of space, the driver and passengers are immersed in a unique, modern setting. The production model of the BMW X7 will debut in 2018.
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ICHOLAS AIR IS a private jet program that delivers exceptional service, reliability, flexibility, and convenience to their members. Nicholas Air maintains perhaps the industryâ€™s newest fleet with an average aircraft age under 5 years and aircraft types selected for their versatility and efficiency. Choose from their fleet of Pilatus PC-12s, Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Citation CJ3, and Citation Latitude jets. Their stringent policy of retaining a new fleet provides their members with the conveniences of flying in aircraft that offer all the latest safety and technological advancements. The ability for members to select a specific aircraft type when they are booking a trip ensures the member receives the consistent experience they expect from private air travel. Each aircraft, well appointed and with upgrades to enhance cabin comfort, becomes the ultimate setting for family time, an in-flight business meeting, or a few moments of silence and reflection in the sky.
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Very few Jet Card providers can make the statement of “Our Planes, Our Pilots.” With Nicholas Air as the Owner and Operator, their members see and feel their attention to detail, their commitment to quality, and the professionalism of Nicholas Air flight crews. Some providers own their planes, but don’t operate them. Some providers operate their planes, but don’t own them. At Nicholas Air, they do both.
From the Personal Travel Representatives in their Operations Center, to the pilots who shake your hand planeside, Nicholas Air takes incredible measures to maintain their world-class culture of extraordinary customer service. As a Member, you will quickly discover that their staff is your staff. Door to door, Members appreciate the hassle-free and highly personalized level private air travel with Nicholas Air’s extensively trained aviation
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Guaranteed availability ensures your jet is ready with as little as 10 hours’ advance notice, allowing you to fly on your schedule in the aircraft of your choice. They understand that your time is valuable so they go above and beyond to ensure a stress-free private air travel experience and the most efficient use of flight hours. They have access to over 9,000 airports across the U.S. alone, providing the added convenience of landing that much closer to your final destination.
no initiation or membership fees, no repositioning fees, hours that never expire, multiple aircraft options, and no long-term commitment. Although they are Membership based, Nicholas Air also offers an introductory “Pay As You Fly” option with their Smart Card which offers simple hourly rates for individual trip needs. Their Jet Lease program offers a monthly payment system
without the upfront financial commitment of an asset and the Jet Share offers the same benefits of whole aircraft ownership at a fraction of the cost. Aircraft Management services provide all the benefits of aircraft ownership without the hassles of complex flight operations and regulatory compliance.
Nicholas Air serves Members across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Whether you’re flying fifteen hours a year or hundreds of hours a year, they offer an ideal membership program to suit all your travel needs. Their innovative approach to private air travel presents four flexible options to become a member, the most popular being a Jet Card. For those who prefer a specific aircraft type, purchasing
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From Colorado's Rocky Mountains to Canada's White Glaciers, We Explore the Best Places to Find the Best Pow
Pictured: Whistler Heli-Skiing has exclusive rights to heli-ski an area of big mountain terrain that is 54 miles long and 33 miles wide. Their tenure is 432,000 acres, making it over 50 times the size of Whistler Blackcomb, allowing guests to ski on 173 glaciers and 475 runs. The glacial climate, vast wilderness and abundance of powder snow, make this area ideal for the dream. whistlerheliskiing.com
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JACKSON HOLE Wyoming
1 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) continues to famously deliver legendary powder snow, 4,136 continuous vertical feet, 2500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert skiing and snowboarding and a genuine “Last of the Old West” atmosphere. Neighboring the legacy U.S National Parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton and operating in Bridger Teton National Forest, there is no more spectacular setting for a destination resort in the world. Now with twelve nonstop cities flying to the newly expanded airport, Jackson Hole is one of the
most easily accessed destination resorts in the Rockies. JHMR is independently owned and operated and is committed to the next generation of skiers and riders by continually reinvesting into the guest experience. For Winter 2018.19 look for a new state-of-theart ski school facility located in the Sweetwater mid-station area. jacksonhole.com
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TELLURIDE Colorado According to local legend which is fact according to locals, the origin of the name Telluride stems from the magical town’s mining days. When it came time to change crews, after dropping the current group of miners down valley and having filled the train up with a new group ready to get to work, the conductor when starting the journey back would pull the whistle and yell “To Hell You Ride!” In 1889, Butch Cassidy’s First Major Recorded Crime occurred in Telluride. Cassidy robbed the
San Miguel Valley Bank and made off with $24,580 or $665,943 in today’s dollars. Telluride Ski Resort offers a world-class experience unlike any other mountain resort in the country, period. While the ski terrain is universally lauded, the resort is defined by a collection of unmatched elements. Telluride’s location and size also allow guests to revel in a peaceful atmosphere, where lift lines are nearly non-existent and the people are authentic and friendly. If you love to ski but hate big crowds, then Telluride is the place for you. tellurideskiresort.com
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Meanwhile, Park City Mountain is the largest ski area in the United States with runs that literally pour onto Park City’s Historic Main Street. Both resorts are so intertwined with this historic mining towns that it’s hard to tell where the town ends and the resorts begin. The town continues to reinvent itself, with a grand arts district in the works, devourable food, cocktails and craft beers served under snow-covered roofs, as well as a brand new fleet of 100-percent-electric ski busses. parkcitymountain.com ELEVATEDLUXURYLIFE.COM
A mining boomtown that went bust after the rich veins of silver dried up, Park City is clearly booming again. A true ski town on the back of the formidable Wasatch Range, Park City is home to two of America’s most iconic resorts: Park City Mountain and Deer Valley. Deer Valley, a skier’sonly resort just ranked as the #1 resort in North America for 2018 by SKI Magazine, is known for its white-glove service and individual attention.
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Aspen Snowmassâ€”Four Mountains, Endless Possibilities Spend an hour exploring Highland Bowl, a day at Buttermilk, a week at Aspen Mountain, or a whole season discovering Snowmass â€” no matter how long you stay, you will never have the same experience twice. Aspen Snowmass is more than just four mountains of terrain. It is a destination for living well. A place where the mountains challenge and thrill you by day, and where a vibrant cultural scene greets you at night. A place where just as much devotion is reserved for a polished groomer as a perfect line through the powdercovered trees, and where people know the value of staying out late and rising early for first tracks. Plus, Highlands Mountain iconic slopeside bistro, Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, is a legendary. The wine list includes an ever-changing array of international varieties and fine Champagne. aspensnowmass.com
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Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary options and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication. Offering more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven legendary Back Bowls in winter.Â Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vailâ€™s founders, and a
modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth. vail.com
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Whistler Blackcomb is widely considered the number one rated ski resort in North America. Whistler and Blackcomb are two sideby-side mountains which, combined, offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receive on average 456 inches of snow annually, have one of the longest ski seasons in North America, and are a part of the premier mountain resort network, Vail Resorts.
Pictured: The world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which links the tops of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Photo Courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb whistlerblackcomb.com
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Founded in 1936 as Americaâ€™s first ski destination resort and nestled in the Smoky Mountains of south-central Idaho, Sun Valley is an outdoor utopia, offering year-round recreation, culture, dining and shopping. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, fishing, shooting, horseback riding, trail running, and over 40k of groomed Nordic trails.
A skiersâ€™ paradise with over 2,054 acres of skiable terrain, 3,400 vertical feet of constant pitch, almost no lift lines, and two mountains, Bald and Dollar, Sun Valley offers something for everyone. Bald Mountain challenges skiers and riders of all abilities, while Dollar offers the perfect setting for first-timers and families with numerous terrain parks and gradual pitches. sunvalley.com
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Northstar California Resort is a multi-season destination offering effortless family adventure, just five miles from the Truckee Tahoe Airport. During the winter months, Northstar California is home to meticulously groomed runs, award-winning terrain parks, and alpine activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. The Village at Northstar features boutique shopping, elevated dining experiences, a yearround outdoor skating rink, movie theatre, alpine-chic lodging and more. New this season, Northstar’s Platinum program expands with Platinum Terrain, an exclusive trail combining the resort’s signature grooming and unprecedented standards for providing consistent, premium conditions. NorthstarCalifornia.com.
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Geoffrey's Malibu he story behind T Malibu’s Most iconic restaurant Holiday House, a historic hotel located in the heart of Malibu, opened its doors in 1948, and immediately established itself as the ultimate hospitality destination, attracting stars like Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe, and John F. Kennedy. 35 years later, in 1983, Holiday House ended its glorious
run when Harvey Baskin, a financier and nature lover, purchased it and created what is known today as Geoffrey's Malibu. Baskin proved to be a genius at cultivating the natural beauty that came to be the calling card at Geoffrey's Malibu. He redesigned the space so that every table in the house had a panoramic view of the ocean, one in which there were no boundaries between the restaurant and
the splendor in which it was surrounded, a vision that still holds very true to Geoffrey’s Malibu today. An Oceanside Dining Experience. Enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific coastline complemented by waterfalls and tropical plants, creating a romantic Mediterranean meets Malibu atmosphere. Guests can enjoy our California-style international cuisine during a relaxing weekday lunch,
weekend brunch, or candlelit dinner with surrounding fire pits. Every table in the house has a panoramic view of the ocean, one in which there are no boundaries between the restaurant and the splendor in which it is surrounded. Escape the stresses of life and unwind at Geoffrey’s Malibu for an unforgettable oceanside dining experience. geoffreysmalibu.com
During this time, The Marine Room has earned countless accolades. Renown critics have described its privileged setting on La Jolla’s finest beach and the thrill of being “eye-level” with the crashing surf at high tide. The culinary artistry of Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and his team has been called “world-class” for its devotion to fresh seafood, seasonal variety, hand-selected local ingredients and award-winning desserts. Others have defined the experience as “sophistication with a sense of delight.” marineroom.com
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dining outlet work with ingredients from over 160 local farms, and 75% of the food served is from Hawaii Island. The comfortable and spacious accommodations at the Resort are housed in intimate two-story bungalows arranged in small crescents along the beachfront and golf course. Additional features include an Ocean Adventures team, eight tennis courts, a spa with 14 treatment rooms and salon services, and a Cultural Center with classes and activities highlighting Hawaiian culture. uluoceangrill.com
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Tanner's at Pasea Hotel Offering some of the best views of the Pacific Ocean, Tanner’s offers an unforgettable Huntington Beach restaurant experience. Featuring a 72” wood-fired inferno grill, guests can enjoy the essence and soul of
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Plnthouse Award winning plantbased chef and wellness entrepreneur Chef Matthew Kenneyâ€™s second concept, Plnthouse, the good kitchen, is every veganâ€™s dream. Located at the luxe 1 Hotel South Beach, this breezy cafe's aesthetic is designed to complement the beach vibe of the property and features a menu of whole, healthful, plant-based items. Not only offering seated table service, Plnthouse also features a grab-and-go component for those heading straight to the sand.
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The Strand House is a sophisticated yet comfortable familyowned restaurant conceived by a small group of South Bay families out of their love for great food, wine and friends. In 2011, The Strand House opened its doors, leading the culinary revolution of Manhattan Beach. With 180° sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, world travelers and locals alike may come for the view, but stay for farm fresh chef-
driven cuisine. The menu highlights the bounty of produce available year round in Southern California. Each week, the chefs roam the farmers market sourcing directly from the best farmers and purveyors around. The Strand House is also home to a thoughtful and carefully crafted cocktail and wine program that is sure to please each of our guests.
After an urban revitalization project in Manhattan Beach, the area’s first and only luxury boutique hotel, Shade opened. The hotel received many accolades, including a place on Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List, in addition to being the magazine’s #6 reason to visit Los Angeles. Shade was also named one of the top 25 trendiest hotels in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.
The Strand House In 2011, the owner of Shade opened one of his favorite pieces of work, The Strand House. They feature farm fresh, chef-driven dining in an environment that is reminiscent of an elegant yet welcoming oceanfront beach house, complete with stunning ocean views. thestrandhousemb.com
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An extraordinary offering on Flathead Lake... 404 frontage feet on Safety Bay with views of Bull Island & beyond. An architecturally designed 3-bed main home with private Master Suite wing, theater room, wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, large office, & wraparound decks/patios, a 3-bed guest home, 2 attached garages and a 2-car detached ATV garage/storage building on 4.1 acres. The property includes a gated entry with security system, paved circular driveway, is beautifully landscaped & gently slopes to the lakeshore. A 35 foot dock/lift system with 30 amp power is in place. Just a short drive to Polson and close proximity to everything NW Montana has to offer: Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, Whitefish Resort, Blacktail Ski Resort, Jewel Basin Hiking area, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Swan Lake.
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An opportunity such as this comes around only once in a lifetime! Deer Creek Ranch is the perfect property to establish a family legacy estate. Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Swan Mountains near Bigfork, Montana, the natural beauty of the area is in perfect balance with the beautiful, custom designed home that was inspired by the land that surrounds it. The mansion sits on 73 amazing acres of meadow surrounded by the best of what Montana has to offer: grand mountains, big sky, amazing wildlife, blue water, lush forests and is just minutes away from Flathead Lake and in close proximity to the Jewel Basin Hiking Area and Glacier National Park. This log, timber, and rock home is 14,235 sq ft with 5 bedroom suites, 6 baths, and features architectural detail that will delight the senses and take your breath away. The property also features a large, private guest house. Western elegance at its finest. Can you hear that? Opportunity is knocking.
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Finally, a ‘smart’ defense device to match our tech-advanced lifestyle. Named one of the Top 20 Most Innovative Products by Bluetooth SIG, Tigerlight’s D.A.D (Defense Alert Device) is definitely something you want to have in-hand. It’s no ordinary pepper spray, but an instrument of protection augmented with technology you can actually rely on. It’s endorsed by top Self Defense Trainers, Military and Police Trainers as the #1 Non-lethal personal defense device in the world, regardless of price. It’s a fourin-one device with chemical spray, flashlight, bluetooth GPS, and an app with state-of-the-art technology. The best part is its one-touch GPS notifier to alert contacts if you’re in danger. The moment you press the chemical spray button, it simultaneously alerts contacts of your exact location. In addition to location alerts, the device also has dual utility as a flashlight. Because of this, if an attack occurs, it’s 10,000 times more likely to be in hand than any other defense device. Additionally, it is 10 times more likely to remain in hand during a sudden, physical attack. Why? The hand strap. Most people would drop any device not secured to the hand if physically attacked. Countless survivor testimonies substantiate Tigerlight's claim that it’s the #1 defense device to carry at all times. In Kortney Blatter’s case, her D.A.D. stood between her an attacker while she was abroad. As a 17-year-old girl living in Italy, 6,000 miles away from home, her parents urged her to carry the defense device while she was out at night. When she and a friend were approached by an attacker on the streets of Italy, she was prepared with the D.A.D. and sprayed the attacker. Simultaneously, D.A.D. notified her family in Utah, via the app, email, and text, that their daughter was in danger. They subsequently used GPS tracking to identify her location and ensure her safety. Kortney says, “I’m SO grateful for this incredible technology! It has given me peace of mind and more confidence going into scary situations. EVERYONE should have a D.A.D.!"
spray or a taser, the attacker has a split second to defend themselves, a quick reaction, that impacts the effectiveness of victim’s defense. The gadget is coated with a beautiful, scratch resistant metalized finish, which adds to its stealth nature. The device is created from light-weight polycarbonate, the same material used to make bullet resistant windows as well as NFL football helmets. If needed, it is also highly effective as an impact/striking device, all adding to the number of ways D.A.D.® protects its user like no other device can.
"I’m SO grateful for this incredible technology! EVERYONE should have a D.A.D.!"
D.A.D.’s chemical spray is more than two times as likely to incapacitate an attacker than normal sprays or other non-lethal devices like stun guns. Pepper sprays and stun guns have a 50% - 70% stop rate, whereas a D.A.D. has more than a 96% stop rate. The reason: the chemical spray is superior due to the pattern and velocity of which it is disseminated. And more importantly, the stealth method of disbursement does not allow the attacker to close their eyes or hold their breath, which dramatically increases the D.A.D.’s ability to incapacitate attackers. When using a non-inconspicuous protection device like regular pepper
To set up DAD’s location alerts, you simply download their app and complete the easy-to-follow instructions. After setting up the contacts you want to alert in case of danger, you can also test -Attack Survivor the system and the device with their ‘practice canister.’ You can also change the settings to include location alerts for ‘crowd alerts’ which would notify anyone who has the app (not only your contacts) within a mile radius of your distress and pinpoint your location. This ‘crowd alert’ technology is crucial and could be life saving, especially in cases of college campuses where attacks have occurred in crowded areas but have devastatingly gone unseen and unheard. Help could have been a single touch away - if more people had the app.
“I hate to think what would have happened without it.”
-Kortney Blatter attack survivor
Jessica Blatter, Kortney’s Mother Kortney Blatter, attack survivor
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Yet, while it is recommended that bath linens be washed at least three times a week, and bed linens once a week, many often wait much longer to wash them. That means hundreds of thousands of homes are allowing germs and bacteria to thrive on the products that touch their skin every day. In fact, according to entrepreneur Ahad Arif, “90% of towels contain sickness-causing bacteria.” When Arif realized this, he knew that there was a desperate need for a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable product. This sparked the creation of Aloft Home, an innovative bed and bath linen manufacturer with a new line of linens that redefines the industry. Utilizing technology that is no different than that in active wear brands like Lulu Lemon, Arif decided to take those same principles and apply them to the bed linens space.
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