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eNTERTAINMENT | NEWS 18 Fashion Santa Continues to Spread the Holiday Cheer Across the Map

health | beauty 20 How to Recognize & Handle Stress This Holiday Season 24 Does Your Skin Have a



Holiday Hangover

automobile | ride 34 Rolls-Royce Completes Black Badge Family with Cullinan www.HighRiseLife.com

36 Real estate 36 Albion Residential Completes First Branded Luxury High-Rise Development 40 Downtown Miami's First Luxury Branded Mixed-Use Tower

42 Resorts World Las Vegas Announces New Amenities and Summer 2021 Opening 44 Existing-Home Sales Climb 1.9% in October

entertainment | food 46 sbe Continues to Innovate

Culinary Experiences with Launch of Its Latest Brand Gourmet Breakfast Eatery EllaMia

48 Edible Masterpieces The Most

Coveted Menu Items from Four Seasons, and Where to Find Them

travel | leisure 54 HAKUCHOZAN Named Japan's Best Ski Chalet for Second Consecutive Year 56 Escape the Winter Blues

ART | CULTURE 58 'Hollywood Re-Loaded' Terry O'Neill CBE Last Exhibition

53 Think Outside the Oven this Holiday Season

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D-ZYN CORNER Stage This Interior Design Written by Carol Townsend, A.S.I.D. Interior Designer




appiest of holidays and let’s get ready for 2020! I hope by the time you are reading this you have pushed yourself away from the turkey at Thanksgiving and are rolling up your sleeves for the onslaught of the holidays to come.

Do you have a theme you use for your holiday tree? Do you have an annual party for friends and family? Do you have your decorator on your calendar so that when it is time to party you are not in bed trying to overcome decoration fatigue? I have customers who normally have someone decorating their home so that on the 8th of December they are just as ready to hold up a wine glass for a toast when the parties begin. Themes are great because then a quick trip to the stores keeps you focused on what you want your home to look like. That can cut down on hours of shopping and being confused by everything bright and shiny you see in their aisles. Trees galore, some sparkling with white lights, some with colored lights, some even sophisticated enough to let you choose between white or colored with a push of their LED button. Have a desire to do something different this year? Photos from your travels can now be made into glass ornaments. What fun reminiscing over the trips you have gone on with the friends around your table and tree. Don’t forget the Black Friday offerings. Many stores now extend their sales beyond that day so you can scoop up some wonderful bargains. Let the outside in and the inside out. We live in an area where we have fairly nice climates. Yes, it might get a bit chilly and outside warmer towers can handle that. Also, let your food reflect your joyous time with your friends. Sparkling champagne served in silver and blue crystal. Moscow Mules served in copper mugs is the norm—why be normal? Serve them in silver mugs or gold mugs, have a wonderful time whatever you do. If you are embarking on a project, large or small, consider your many options. Don’t let the project overwhelm you. A professional can make the project easier, freeing up your time and helping you make your decisionmaking process fun rather than stressful. If you are worried about cost, that becomes part of the plan. I’ve said this before but working with a professional can save you time and money. Let them do the hard work so you can enjoy the time with those you love. Wishing you happy decorating for the holidays! Carol S. Townsend A.S.I.D Stage This Interior Design carolstownsend@gmail.com Look for my latest books, Glitz, Glamour & Murder and the sequel. Follow the Money available on Kindle.

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Fashion Santa Continues to Spread the Holiday Cheer Across the Map 4 cities. 4 charities. 4 Ritz-Carlton locations. Endless Selfies with Fashion Santa. All backed by 1 iconic brand. 18



here's no denying that the Holiday season is here, and world-renowned Holiday Fashion icon, Paul Mason, known as Fashion Santa, is ready to attack the map. All for a great cause of course!

Paul Mason, is known to be quite the philanthropist with a big heart and loves to support charitable initiatives.

"What better time of the year to give back than at the Holiday Season," says Paul Mason. "It's the one time of the year that people really do open up their hearts, and their pockets, to support the initiatives they love--or that touch home!" Mason always wanted to find a partner that aligned well with his charitable initiatives during the Holiday season, and that would allow him to eventually expand past borders and spread the Holiday cheer abroad. In 2016, Mason partnered with The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, Washington for the first time to host a selfie with Santa evening fundraiser for charity. Where people from near and far lined up for hours to take selfies with Fashion Santa for a great cause. Luckily, year after year, we have been able to grow the initiative into a US-Canada tour, to 4 locations, and make an even bigger impact. Last year, Mason expanded the experience to 4 Ritz-Carlton Hotels, including his hometown of Toronto. "We are thrilled to see our partnership with Paul Mason expand from 1 property to now 4," says Marcus A. Loevenforst, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. "Since our first event in 2016, Paul has worked alongside our Ladies and Gentlemen to create meaningful impact through our social and environmental responsibility program, Community Footprints." This year, the Fashion Santa Holiday Tour will be going to 4 cities from the 3rd to the 19th of December, all paired with their own local hospitals a part of the Children's Miracle Network.

His work doesn't stop here at the Holidays, Fashion Santa has heart all year round. Whether it's running in the Terry Fox Marathon, supporting a local fundraiser, or a local fashion designer at Toronto Fashion Week, Paul Mason is always willing to go the extra mile. Fashion Santa welcomes his fans, and the general public to come out and support these amazing causes. If you see him on the street, trekking through the airport, or at one of The Ritz-Carlton lobby bars or lounges, don't hesitate to say hello. Stay tuned as Fashion Santa gears up to be more present than ever before on Social Media, follow along @FashionSanta on Instagram.

Photo Courtesy of Paul Mason

"I wanted a partner that had heart," says Paul Mason. "But also, a brand that made sense with the direction that I am building my Fashion Santa brand. So, when I was connected with The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, and it was a hit, I knew we had to take it to more cities."

• The Ritz-Carlton Montreal, December 4 • The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, December 6 • The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, December 11 • The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, December 19

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How to Recognize & Handle Stress

This Holiday Season




very day, we face stressful and anxiety provoking situations, ranging from breaking a toenail to losing a loved one. Just like all the fingers on our hands are not equal, similarly everyone deals with challenges in their own way. How we cope with these challenges can have a meaningful effect on our health and wellbeing. This can be especially true during the holiday season. As much as it may be festive and fun, we all face stressors that are connected or related to our unique life story.

Holiday stress and anxiety is normal and inevitable, but the good news is that it is also temporary. By leaning into the fact that we are going to encounter experiences that will likely stress us out, it will help us to feel empowered by knowing the right way to handle it. Even though we as human beings stress about everything, every single day, there is something about this time of year that can truly bring out and magnify all these negative emotions. A survey conducted by Healthline reported that 62% of the individuals they surveyed concluded that they felt a significant increase in their stress level during the holiday season. By comparison only 10 percent reported no stress increase at all. (Holiday Stress and the Brain, 2015). The reality is that the holiday season has become a burden to many families around the world due to financial demands, political differences, missing loved ones, not having any friends/family to celebrate with, or feeling just plain lonely, etc. How can we learn to recognize stress during the holiday season and empower ourselves with a solution? Here are a few ideas that can really make a difference: 1. If you find your sleep pattern is becoming out of control, implement effective steps to correct it right away. This is one of the beginning signs that our body sends to let us know that we may be in distress. Always listen to your body when it speaks to you in order to stay re-energized during this busy season. Even though we may be running around tirelessly, it’s significant to effectively regulate our energy by getting enough rest so we can function effectively. We should expect to lose some sleep during this busy time, but you should always make plans to minimize the impact it has on your body. 2. Monitor eating habits. If you find that they are changing from what they once were make note of it. If your intake has increased/decreased in an unhealthy way, then your stress level could be taking a toll on your body. If this is the case, you must take the necessary steps to get the problem resolved quickly. Food and our relationship with it can be the deciding factor in determining our overall state of well-being, both mentally and physically. To be realistic, what you ingest during the holiday season can make or break you. Of course, it’s always great to splurge sometimes, but this can get out of hand if we are not careful, therefore we should closely monitor any changes to ensure we stay healthy. 3. Muscle tension could also be another way to recognize when stress might be invading your life. There is no doubt that muscle tension is caused by the physiological effects of stress. This is another way our body might be trying to communicate with us that something is wrong. One important piece of advice to help alleviate this problem is to pack and travel with your exercise gear and make time to engage in as much physical activity as possible. This will not only help you to stay in shape, but it will get those endorphins elevated which will keep you feeling great. Another big stressor during the holidays might have to do with spending time with a difficult family member. Whether it is a mom that won’t stop nagging or a jealous cousin who passes judgement on you like it is her job, we have all experienced a relative that may not be easiest to deal with from time to time. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to avoid being around them. However, here are 3 tips to help you keep the peace and enjoy your time, regardless of the company. 1. Set clear boundaries surrounding the topics you will or won’t discuss during family gatherings. It will be very beneficial by helping to avoid being pulled into anxiety provoking discussions. When push comes to shove, walk away from the environment to regroup and regain your composure. Remember you are always in control and it’s not worth it to attend every conflict you are invited to. 2. Consider this: might it be possible that sometimes difficult family members or co-workers are difficult because they feel they have not been heard or understood by others. Therefore, acknowledging them by thoroughly reflecting on what they are saying could help de-escalate the situation. There is a difference between listening to respond versus listening to understand. Listening to respond escalates conflict and listening to understand stops them before they start. When you listen to understand, you are not necessarily in agreement with someone’s opinion, but simply acknowledging that you understand their viewpoint. During the holiday season, make as much effort not to shut others out as possible. Be available to listen, not necessarily respond. Be approachable.

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3. It is also beneficial to pause for a minute and look inward, evaluate our behavior, and decide whether we could be contributing to the problem. Everyone can be difficult at times, including ourselves. Sometimes people send signals they are not even aware of that could trigger a negative response from others. Understanding how we may be doing this so we can implement an action plan in order to ensure it doesn’t continue can always be helpful. Remember, you are always in control of yourself right now and in the future. Take comfort in that fact. We all have been through this rodeo before. Yes, we may have struggled in the past, but it was a great learning experience. Now that we are aware of how much of an impact holiday stress can have on us, we should be better prepared for next time. Do the best you can to get your mind ready for what is to come. Starting earlier is much better on an already anxious mind than waiting until the last minute. Expect some deviations from your normal routines/structure but have a plan in place to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. While pleasing others during the holidays, don’t forget to please yourself. To learn more, please visit embracinglifebook.com and embridgecounselingservices.com.

About Emeka Anyiam PhD, LMFT Founder and CEO of Embridge Counseling Services. Dr. Anyiam holds an Undergraduate degree in Sociology, a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Doctoral degree in Ministry. With over a decade of experience as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida, Dr. Anyiam’s passion is teaching and guiding others to truly embrace their situation, good or bad, so they can become the best version of themselves.





Holiday Hangover What to Do When Libations Take a Toll on Your Skin

'Tis the season…for eating…and drinking. We’re all aware of the effects binge drinking can have on our health, but that doesn’t stop most of us from overindulging during the party season. What many people don’t realize is that drinking alcohol in excess can have a negative impact on our appearance. Alcohol dehydrates your body including the skin, your body’s largest organ. This happens every time you drink. Extra cocktails can be adding years to your face in the form of wrinkles, poor texture and lack of radiance. Dr. Gretchen Frieling is a Boston Area Board-Certified Dermatopathologist. She explains that frequent alcohol consumption is also thought to deprive the skin of vital vitamins and nutrients. “Over time, drinking heavily can have other, more permanent, detrimental effects on your skin. Rosacea, a skin disorder that starts with a tendency to blush and flush easily and can eventually lead to facial disfigurement, is linked to alcohol. Since alcohol increases your blood flow, it often causes blood vessels in your face to dilate (sometimes permanently) and often burst, leaving behind broken capillaries and red spots that are difficult to get rid of,” offers Dr. Frieling. Here’s a look at what alcohol can do to wreak havoc on your appearance. Brittle hair. What's worse, drinking too much doesn't only affect the appearance of your skin; it will dehydrate your hair, making it more prone to breaking and split ends. Weak, brittle hair in addition to premature wrinkling, can easily add 10 years to someone’s appearance. Dark circles, bloodshot eyes, and even blindness. In much the same way that alcohol causes broken capillaries on your face, it irritates and enlarges the tiny blood vessels on the surface of your eye (the sclera) causing a "bloodshot" appearance. If vanity doesn’t get your attention, how about blindness? “Because excessive drinking robs the body of some nutrients required to maintain eye health, it can lead to a condition called alcoholic optic neuritis, which impairs eyesight and, over time, can result in blindness,” cautions Dr. Frieling. Some tips to avoid a “skin hangover” include… 1. Stay hydrated. Aside from giving up booze altogether, Dr. Frieling says it is possible to minimize the unwanted effects of alcohol by constantly staying hydrated. “That means drinking a full glass of


water for every cocktail you have. Drink even more water before you go to bed to flush the alcohol out of your system, so you wake up less dehydrated, puffy and flushed,” she advises. 2. Take care of your skin before bed. Taking care of your skin before hitting the sack is also crucial. Dr. Frieling advises fully washing your face and then applying a moisturizer, like a hydrating serum before getting into bed. “Sleeping with dirty skin makes it prone to clogged pores and acne.” 3. Prop pillows and use tea. One of the best ways to minimize the eye and face puffiness is to sleep on two pillows, slightly propped up. In the morning, rubbing ice cubes all over your face helps, too. “One of the best ways to deflate eye puffiness and reduce the redness is to place cold tea bags over the eyes. The tannins in the tea help constrict blood vessels,” adds Dr. Frieling. 4. Cover up what you can’t cure. To camouflage the redness in the face, use a green-tinted primer before applying makeup, which should help neutralize any redness. If you must use foundation, look for a lightweight, moisturizing formula. Avoid powders, as they are often more drying. 5. Consider lasers. When at-home remedies aren’t making much of a difference. There are pricier measures you can take to minimize the effects of alcohol. “Certain laser treatments can reduce redness and spider veins on the face. It’s important to see someone who is well trained to administer the laser treatment,” suggests Dr. Frieling. 6. Choose your booze wisely. If you are going to consume alcohol know that different alcohols have different effects on the skin, but as a rule, the clearer, the better. Vodka, gin, and tequila leave your system quicker. “If you’re going to drink anything, drink vodka that doesn’t have a grain in it, like potato vodka. It’s a lot clearer and smoother, so it gets in and out of your body quickly,” says Dr. Frieling. Most dermatologists agree that although everyone metabolizes alcohol differently if you can remember to drink in moderation and stay hydrated, you can save your skin. For more information please, visit www.gfacemd.com.


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Jolly Holiday Written by Jennifer Gonzales

Photos by Chepe Jose

With Salsa Superstar


Frankie Negron



alsa Music Superstar Frankie Negron is changing the way we perceive the music industry. With having the capability of specializing in different genres of music, such as, pop, rock, gospel, R&B, hip hop, and Reggaeton, Frankie Negron is always looking for ways to set the bar just one more notch. Being named “The Genre’s Next Definitive Voice” by All Music Guide since 1997, Negron has won multiple Grammy and Billboard award nominations. He also has been presented with two Premio Lo Nuestro Awards for “Song of the year,” has several number one singles, four gold, and platinum albums and nine Billboard Top 40 Hot Latin Tracks including, “Por Tu Placer” “Comerte A Besos” “Princesa” and “Inolvidable.” However, it doesn’t stop there, Negron was selected to perform the album’s Spanglish hit, “Holding on to Love” on an episode of ABC’s One Life to Live, where he also appeared with a speaking role. He has spent the past few years performing for his fans but has always returned to where it all began…the studio. Frankie Negron says, “I have a great time on stage, and I enjoy bringing my music to the masses, but I missed the creative part of the music.”

We were able to get together with Frankie Negron for an interview with High Rise Life and here’s what he had to say. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got started in the music industry? I went to music school as a young child and I also went to an arts high school. I got my big break at 17 when I met Sergio George, a huge Latin producer. Q: What separates your music from other Latin/salsa singers? I would say that what separates my music is my style of delivery of genre. I incorporate all my upbringing and “likes” into my music. Q: How do you plan on changing the music industry? I really don’t plan on changing the music industry since it’s constantly changing and evolving. I’m more interested in adapting to the change. Q: What inspires you to keep producing music? Life and love inspire me to do music. My fans inspire me to keep going. Some of the stories I hear on how my music inspires many, keeps me going and fuels me to create more.

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Q: What has been one of your major accomplishments? The Grammy nods and platinum songs are a big accomplishment but to me what I get the most pleasure from is how my music has touched so many. To be able to travel the world doing what I love and taking the stage in so many countries is what I can consider my biggest career accomplishment. Q: Besides music are there any other hobbies that you enjoy? I enjoy fishing, gardening, playing pool and poker. Q: What are some life lessons that music has taught you along the way? Music has taught me so much about life. Too much to make. Let’s just say I grew up in music and it’s taught me to love, to heal, how to keep going and uplift others in the hardest times. Q: What do you think has contributed to your success? God has been the biggest contributor to my success. He gave me a talent and I decided early on that I’d make this my life’s path. I have done it for all the right reasons and life’s rewarded and blessed me for it. Q: What are your future plans after you retire from singing? I’ll never retire from singing. It’s not a job like a desk job. It’s who I am. They’ll be phases to my career. I’ve already gone into some of those life phases and I’m currently in one. I’m not only experimenting with different genres but I’m also collaborating more. I can see myself writing and producing more for other younger up and coming artists as well in the future.

Q: Are you hosting any festive events for the holidays that we should know about? Or is there anything new that you’d like to share with us? I have some amazing things hailing for the new decade that I’ll be sharing soon. For the holidays it looks like I may be in Dubai for New Year’s Eve (fingers crossed) but I know for sure that I’ll be in Vancouver and Columbia in December.




Photos Courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Rolls-Royce Completes Black Badge Family With Cullinan Rolls-Royce debuted Black Badge with Wraith and Ghost in 2016 followed by Dawn in 2017 “Black Badge reflects the desires of a distinct group of Rolls-Royce clients: men and women who take risks, break rules and build success on their own terms. Indeed, before we launched Black Badge in 2016 the idea of creating a product that would satisfy this subversive cohort – that is highly dynamic and wilfully rebellious in aesthetic – caused a great deal of internal debate. However, once the marque’s designers, engineers and craftspeople began pursuing this dramatic alter ego, it became clear that these motor cars could not only exist comfortably beneath this revered and historic brand but they would define a new space within the super-luxury market. In this spirit, the time has come for Rolls-Royce’s boldest and darkest expression of Black Badge yet. The King of the Night, Black Badge Cullinan.”


Cullinan Goes Black Created to satisfy overwhelming demand from younger, more adventurous clients, Cullinan in its silver badge guise, was launched to global acclaim in 2018, immediately becoming the world’s pinnacle super-luxury SUV. Combining luxury in its purest form with genuine practicality and off-road capability, Cullinan unequivocally delivered on the promise of an experience that is Effortless, Everywhere. The Rolls-Royce of SUVs did much to reach a new group of clients looking for unfettered access to the world’s wildest places and most enriching experiences. Yet, within this group exists a subset of individuals who seek to subvert the motor car’s domineering presence by permanently cloaking it in the night. Cullinan has conquered the world’s wildest reaches. Now it is time for Black Badge Cullinan to conquer new urban frontiers.


Black Badge Cullinan Exterior: The King of the Night While clients can draw on the marque’s 44,000 ‘ready to wear’ paint options or commission an entirely individual Bespoke hue, it is anticipated that many will opt for Black Badge’s signature Black. Multiple layers of paint and lacquer are meticulously applied and hand-polished 10 times at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, representing the most comprehensive surface finish process ever applied to a solid paint colour. The depth and intensity of Black Badge Cullinan’s coachwork serves as the perfect canvas upon which to throw a contrasting hand-painted Coachline into stark relief. On the prow of the motor car lies the defining expression of Black Badge. The Spirit of Ecstasy mascot, which has taken many forms throughout the marque’s history, is presented in high gloss black chrome. For the first time this finish extends onto its mounting plate, creating the darkest Black Badge yet. This transformation pervades the other symbols of Black Badge. The ‘Double R’ badge on the front, flanks and aft invert to become silver-on-black, while chrome surfaces such as the front grille surround, side frame finishers, boot handle, boot trim, lower air inlet finisher and exhaust pipes are darkened. While they appear black, the vertical grille bars remain polished, reflecting the blackened surfaces that surround them to add a frisson of movement that hints at the motor car’s dynamic intent. The overall effect artfully simplifies and enlarges the motor car’s exterior design graphics, emphasising its imposing proportions and confident stance. This is further dramatised by all-new 22-inch forged alloy wheels, reserved exclusively for Black Badge Cullinan. Designed in the Black Badge house style, the gear-like graphic emphasises the model’s vast reserves of power while also recalling an infinitely occurring lemniscate. The gloss black and polished design also creates the perfect stage for the marque’s first ever coloured brake caliper. The high gloss Red paint has been specifically developed to withstand the rigours of elevated temperatures generated by the motor car’s uprated braking system while still offering a perfectly smooth finish befitting of Rolls-Royce.

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• Black Badge family defines taste patterns of a new generation of super-luxury consumer • Cullinan introduced as darkest, most urban expression of a Black Badge motor car yet • First time marque’s proprietary Architecture of Luxury has undergone Black Badge treatment • 6.75-litre V12 engine now delivers increased power (600PS) and torque (900NM) • Drivetrain and chassis re-engineered for enhanced dynamic performance • Curated collection debuts striking Forge Yellow leather and Technical Carbon veneer • Bespoke alloy wheel introduced in Black Badge house style • Infinity lemniscate symbol continues to codify noir expression of Rolls-Royce



Photos Courtesy of Albion Residential

Albion Residential Completes First Branded Luxury High-Rise Development 19-story apartment building features 20,000 square feet of usable outdoor space, 7,000 square feet of retail 36



lbion Residential, a Chicago-based firm specializing in the acquisition and development of luxury rental apartments, completed its first-ever branded development, the Albion Oak Park. A high-rise rental development, the newly opened property enhances the residential experience with the creation of a collaborative community and luxury-driven amenities in a transit-oriented location in this top tier Chicago suburb. Located at 1000 Lake Street, Albion Oak Park features 265 units ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments with a dedicated concierge. Anchored by 7,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor, its architectural structure perfectly complements the community's high-end services and offerings with layouts and amenities varying by floor. Amenities include 20,000 square feet of usable outdoor space including a rooftop lounge and terrace, outdoor chef's kitchen and resort-style pool with private cabanas. Additional features include a wellness center, podcast studio, pet spa and indoor dog run. Residents have access to a Club Room, outfitted with a kitchen, shuffleboard, video games, six televisions and more for entertaining, as well as a Frank Lloyd Wright lounge, which provides an atmosphere ideal for reading, studying or working from home. The community also offers an interactive, hotel-style 7,000-square-foot lobby that is open to the general public. "Albion Oak Park was designed to deliver an environment that combines the best of what the city and the suburbs have to offer in a unique, yet vibrant community," said Albion's Vice President of Development Andrew Yule. "We are grateful to our partners, as well as the Village of Oak Park, for helping us bring this vision to life. With our resident-centric services and focus on community integration, Albion Oak Park introduces a new level of living."

Albion Oak Park was developed in partnership with Willton Investment Management. "We have been very pleased with the professionalism of the entire Albion team and we are proud to be a part of this phenomenal development. This is certainly the highest quality multifamily project in Chicago suburbs, and we look forward too many future projects with Albion," said Navish Chalwa, Director of Acquisitions at Willton. A grand opening celebration on November 13 featured executives from Albion Residential and local dignitaries, including Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb and Oak Park trustees. Albion Oak Park was developed in partnership with Wilton Investment Management and funded by CIBC and Associated Bank. The project is managed by Southfield, Mich.-based Village Green. Clark Construction served as the general contractor. For more information on Albion Oak Park, visit www.albionoakpark.com.

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From The Top

Remarkable modern design frame this exquisite luxury Las Vegas condominium at Sky Las Vegas with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with 1,781 sq. ft. living space. The unifying theme of the residence is sophisticated simplicity with spectacular views of the strip and engaging vistas with its wrap glass around balcony. Featuring 9’ ceilings, Floor to ceiling windows, built-in stainless-steel Bosch appliances, European marble & quartz in kitchen and bathrooms, designer light fixtures and wall mirrors, with custom built-in cabinetry, mosaic backsplash, and hardwood floors throughout. Turnkey, move-in ready with own private parking space. This is maintenance free living at its finest. Amenities include access to an outdoor recreation area with over an acre of pool and

garden space complete with putting green, outdoor fire pit, barbeque area, and dog run. Indoor amenities include a social room overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, a spa and fitness center, business center with private meeting room, private screening room, billiard room with bar, valet parking, concierge services and state-of-the-art security. Enjoy the distinction of being in a high-rise luxury condominium directly on Las Vegas Boulevard. Sky Las Vegas’ Strip location, coupled with an impressive list of luxury amenities, It’s the ideal Las Vegas location for someone seeking immediate access to the city’s world-class shopping, dining and entertainment venues and incomparable luxury right on the Strip.

Please Call to Schedule a Viewing.

2700 S. Las Vegas Blvd Unit 3102 Las Vegas, NV 89109 3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 1,781 sq. ft. $899,000

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Downtown Miami's First Luxury Branded Mixed-UseTower

Photos Courtesy of Royal Palm Companies

Royal Palm Companies Launches Sales of Legacy Hotel & Residences




eveloper Dan Kodsi reinvents the modern Miami skyscraper with first-of-its-kind amenities, including the city's first seven-floor rooftop atrium, a first-of-its-kind medical and wellness center, a members-only business lounge and flexible living spaces. OneWorld Properties will be leading marketing and sales.

Miami-based real estate developer Royal Palm Companies (RPC), officially launched sales for Downtown Miami's newest mixed-use tower, Legacy Hotel & Residences, the soaring branded skyscraper in the heart of mega-project Miami Worldcenter (MWC). On the heels of the successful completion of PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter residential tower and its famous Sky-Port, developer Dan Kodsi aims to transform Miami's skyline again, this time in the hospitality and branded residence market. Located at 942 Northeast First Avenue, Legacy is expected to break ground in 2020 in the heart of one of Miami's most sought-after neighborhoods. Bringing international flair to the downtown skyline, the neo-futurism-inspired tower features 278 branded residences sitting atop a 255-room hotel. OneWorld Properties will be leading marketing and sales. RPC continues its path to change the paradigm in real estate development with first-of-its-kind amenities, including ground floor retail, a hotel and microLUXE residences. Signature pieces of the tower include a sophisticated members-only international business lounge, dramatic cantilevered, Singapore-inspired pool, downtown's largest hotel pool deck set on one acre, a first-of-its-kind medical and wellness center, all topped with the project's signature amenity: the city's first enclosed rooftop atrium, taking up the top seven floors of the tower. Designed for the innovative and cosmopolitan traveler seeking a home away from home, Legacy Hotel & Residences aims to disrupt the condo space by introducing microLUXE living to Miami. The concept will offer homeowners luxury small living with the flexibility to live in or rent their home without rental restrictions, which will fulfill the demand of a rapidly growing and more international downtown core. Legacy's microLUXE residences range from 400 square feet to 949 square feet with studios and two-bedroom units. RPC takes the micro-living movement to the next level with their microLUXE concept, where each residence will offer the functionality of a micro-style home with the high-quality design and superior finishes of an elite luxury condominium. All residences will be equipped with a full kitchen and washer and dryer combinations. "When travelers come to Miami and stay on the beach, they find themselves inevitably crossing the bridge to the mainland, where all the latest attractions are; from Wynwood, the Miami Design District to the American Airlines Arena and Pérez Art Museum Miami. We've seen the tourism growth and are filling a void for the leisure traveler who doesn't have a downtown hotel with resort-style amenities in the center of it all," said Dan Kodsi, Developer at RPC. These small ergonomic but bespoke residences by RPC's in-house design team in collaboration with Kobi Karp Architects and IDDI will offer buyers the freedom to rent their microLUXE residences without any restrictions. Residents will have the option to rent on their own or through the tower's hotel rental program, offsetting carrying and maintenance costs. "With our experience selling Downtown Miami through previous projects during its various real estate cycles, we understand the downtown buyers and their demands," said Peggy Olin, CEO of OneWorld Properties. "We are bringing our buyers from over 60 countries an alternative pied-à-terre – the piece that was missing— for residents who seek small living and large experiences," she said. Legacy Hotel & Residences will become an iconic centerpiece of Miami Worldcenter, one of the largest private real estate developments underway in the United States. The ten-block project will include world-class retail, hospitality and residential uses in the center of Miami's urban core. Providing unmatched accessibility, Legacy Hotel & Residences is conveniently located next to I-95 and I-395, as well as the Virgin MiamiCentral Station, the Metrorail and Metromover stations. Legacy Hotel & Residences start at $300,000. For more information about the development, visit the on-site sales gallery. Information can soon be found at www.legacymiami.com.

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Resorts World Las Vegas Announces New Amenities and Summer 2021 Opening US $4.3B resort to feature 110,000-square-foot casino floor, 3,500 guest rooms and luxury suites, 5,000-capacity theater and more 42



esorts World Las Vegas has unveiled updated plans for the US$4.3 billion luxury resort-casino to include new amenities such as a 5,000-capacity state-of-the-art theater scalable to host A-list residencies and corporate events; a dynamic 75,000-square-foot nightlife and daylife concept; a 50-foot diameter video globe which will display over 6,000 square feet of captivating LED content; and additional luxury suites, villas and penthouses with individual lobby experiences, open balconies and a sky casino. Projected to open in Summer 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas will combine traditional and modern architecture, weaving a new luxury hotel experience into the fabric of Las Vegas with Asian-inspired touches, progressive technology and world-class guest service. "Our team has been working diligently to perfect the vision for Resorts World Las Vegas and we are excited to begin sharing that concept with Las Vegas and the greater hospitality communities," said Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World Las Vegas. "We believe Resorts World's unique design and commitment to providing cutting-edge amenities and captivating experiences, is the foundation to curating a thoughtful resort experience that aims to redefine the luxury hotel standard in Las Vegas." In addition to the new entertainment venues and guest room enhancements, the resort is expected to feature a myriad of premier facilities and amenities, including:

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• Next-generation 110,000-square-foot casino complete with slots, table games, high-limit gaming areas, private gaming salons, dedicated poker room, and a 14,000-square-foot Entertainment Zone, which includes a race and sports book and featured live entertainment; • Two resort towers housing 3,500 guest rooms; • 350,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space; • 27,000-square-foot world-class spa; • 220,000-square-foot pool complex with seven unique pool experiences including an 1,800-square-foot infinity pool with spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip; • 100,000-square-foot West Tower LED screen (one of the largest LED building displays in the world) and 19,000-square-foot East Tower LED screen; • Extensive food and beverage portfolio featuring a wide range of cuisine from authentic street food to Michelin star dining, including concepts new to the Las Vegas Strip. Resorts World Las Vegas will seamlessly blend the technology and luxury appeal of an urban contemporary resort with the traditions and time-honored details of the Resorts World brand. From a lush outdoor pool oasis with bold accents and rustic textures, to an interior color palette of warm gold and cream hues, each space will have its own identity and will be equally as inviting and immersive as it is unique. Additional details about the project, will be announced in the coming months.



Existing-Home Sales Climb 1.9% in October Existing-home sales rose in October, a slight recovery from the declines seen in September, according to the National Association of RealtorsÂŽ. The four major U.S. regions were split last month, with the Midwest and the South seeing growth, and the Northeast and the West both reporting a drop-in sale. Total existing-home sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 1.9% from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million in October. Despite lingering regional variances, overall sales are up 4.6% from a year ago (5.22 million in October 2018). Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist, said this sales increase is encouraging and he expects added growth in the coming months. "Historically-low interest rates, continuing job expansion, higher weekly earnings and low mortgage rates are undoubtedly contributing to these higher numbers," said Yun. "We will likely continue to see sales climb as long as potential buyers are presented with an adequate supply of inventory." The median existing-home price for all housing types in October was $270,900, up 6.2% from October 2018 ($255,100), as prices rose in all regions. October's price increase marks 92 straight months of year-over-year gains. Total housing inventory3 at the end of October sat at 1.77 million units, down approximately 2.7% from September and 4.3% from one


year ago (1.85 million). Unsold inventory sits at a 3.9-month supply at the current sales pace, down from 4.1 months in September and from the 4.3-month figure recorded in October 2018. "The issuance of more housing permits is a very positive sign and a good step toward more inventory," said Yun, citing the latest data for housing starts. "In order to better counter and even slow the increase in housing prices, home builders will have to bring additional homes on the market." Properties typically remained on the market for 36 days in October, up from 32 days in September and consistent with October 2018 numbers. Forty-six percent of homes sold in October 2019 were on the market for less than a month. First-time buyers were responsible for 31% of sales in October, down from 33% in September and identical to the 31% recorded in October 2018. NAR's 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers – released in late 2019 revealed that the annual share of first-time buyers was 33%. Individual investors or second-home buyers, who account for many cash sales, purchased 14% of homes in October 2019 unchanged from September but down from the 15% figure recorded in October 2018. All-cash sales accounted for 19% of transactions in October, up from 17% in August but down from 23% in October 2018.


Distressed sales5 – foreclosures and short sales – represented 2% of sales in October, unchanged from September but down from 3% in October 2018. "It is great to see home sales rise along with an increase in housing permits," said NAR President Vince Malta, broker at Malta & Co., Inc., in San Francisco, CA. "Both home buyers and the home sellers are being rewarded by these developments, and we see that conditions remain extremely favorable for real estate investment in America." Realtor.com's Market Hotness Index, measuring time-on-themarket data and listing views per property, revealed that the hottest metro areas in October were Fort Wayne, Ind.; Pueblo, Colo.; Columbus, Ohio; Rochester, N.Y.; and Colorado Springs, Colo. Active listings on Realtor.com increased by over 1% from one year ago in only a few of the largest metro areas: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington (16%), Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise (14%), San Antonio-New Braunfels (9%),Detroit, Warren, Dearborn (5%), Atlanta, Sandy Springs (5%), Denver, Aurora, Lakewood (4%), Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington (4%), and Myrtle-Beach, Conway (4%). Mortgage rates were trending downward since July through September, but slightly rose in October. According to Freddie Mac, the average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage increased to 3.69% in October, up from 3.61% in September. The average commitment rate across all of 2018 was 4.54%.

Single-family and Condo/Co-op Sales Single-family home sales sat at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.87 million in October, down from 4.77 million in September,

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but up 5.4% from a year ago. The median existing single-family home price was $273,600 in October 2019, up 6.2% from October 2018. Existing condominium and co-op sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 590,000 units in October, about even with the previous month and 1.7% lower than a year ago. The median existing condo price was $248,500 in October, which is an increase of 5.6% from a year ago.

Regional Breakdown Compared to last month, October sales increased in the Midwest and South regions, but sales are up in all regions from a year ago. Median home prices in all regions increased from one year ago, with the West region showing the strongest price gain. October 2019 existing-home sales in the Northeast fell 1.4% to an annual rate of 690,000, with no change from a year ago. The median price in the Northeast was $296,700, up 5.7% from October 2018. In the Midwest, existing-home sales increased 1.6% to an annual rate of 1.29 million, up 2.4% from a year ago. The median price in the Midwest was $209,900, a 6.7% jump from a year ago. Existing-home sales in the South increased 4.4% to an annual rate of 2.35 million in October, up 7.8% from a year ago. The median price in the South was $234,900, a 6.0% increase from this time last year. Existing-home sales in the West declined 0.9% to an annual rate of 1.13 million in October, 3.7% above a year ago. The median price in the West was $410,700, up 7.8% from October 2018. For more information please visit, www.nar.realtor.


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sbe Continues to Innovate Culinary Experiences with Launch of Its Latest Brand Gourmet Breakfast Eatery EllaMia New Luxury Coffee Shop Concept Debuted at Iconic St Martins Lane Hotel in Heart of London 46



be, the leading international hospitality group that develops, manages and operates award-winning brands, today announced the launch of its luxury coffee concept, EllaMia – marking its first foray into the deep, rich culinary world surrounding coffee. As the newest brand in sbe's ever-expanding and innovative portfolio, EllaMia opened yesterday at the St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Covent Garden, with future hotel and residential locations coming soon in key markets like New York, Doha and Dubai and more than 20 locations expected globally by 2021. "I'm extremely proud to launch EllaMia in London, one of the culinary capitals of the world," said sbe Founder & CEO Sam Nazarian. "The style and elevated atmosphere of the St Martins Lane Hotel is the perfect setting for EllaMia's debut, and we couldn't be more thankful for the partnership and continuous support of the hotel's owners and staff. At sbe, we constantly strive to provide extraordinary, innovative experiences and we can't wait to see our latest concept grow into a successful brand with locations around the world." A beautiful and sophisticated new venue, EllaMia is lovingly named after the two daughters of sbe's Founder & CEO, Sam Nazarian. EllaMia is a joyous, sophisticated coffee brand that will transcend the ordinary with its special and authentic blends, engaging atmosphere and effortlessly chic aesthetic and service. The original concept and design for EllaMia was developed by award-winning London based interior design group Blacksheep, architectural firm CRTKL and sbe subsidiary Dakota Development, which is led by its President and founder Joe Faust. Adorned in subtle floral patterns, dusty pink hues and brushed gold details, the coffee shop will be the ideal spot for Londoner's to get their daily caffeine fix and will offer guests a range of artisan barista coffees, teas, kombuchas and freshly made smoothies and protein shakes. These will include the likes of a Mixed Berries and Honey Smoothie or Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Shake, with an option of gluten and soy free chocolate whey protein powder, or vegan hemp and pea chocolate whey protein powder. Seeking to bring a slice of Los Angeles' craft coffee culture to London, a highlight of EllaMia's menus will be a unique selection of warming, spiced lattes such as Black sesame, Turmeric & Lemongrass and Lavender.

EllaMia will also serve a selection of light bites, including appetizing breakfasts which will be available until 11.30am and encompass an array of pastries and healthier options such as Greek yogurt with passion fruit, Bircher muesli and a Protein Smoothie Bowl made with almond milk, neat vanilla whey protein powder, oats, nut butter, frozen banana, walnuts, pecans and a dusting of cinnamon. From 11.30am, guests will be offered a selection of freshly made sandwiches and savory dishes, such as Crayfish, avocado and lemon mayonnaise on granary bread or a Pequillo pepper Goat's cheese quiche. The menu will also contain an assortment of healthy and sweet bites to carry guests through the day, such as a Dairy free orange, pecan and goji berry oatmeal bar or a more indulgent Hazelnut praline slice. EllaMia will be open from 6.30am on weekdays and 8am on weekends, making it the perfect place in Covent Garden for a pre work pick-me-up or a morning catch-up. EllaMia will be open until 8pm daily. EllaMia is an integral part of sbe's global expansion plan of 50 hotels nationally and internationally by the year 2021. This expansion will be across all sbe hotel brands from SLS, Delano, The House of Originals, Mondrian and Hyde, in key global cities from Paris to Dubai and Buenos Aires to Mexico City, to mention a few. December / January 2019-20



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Edible Masterpieces


The Most Coveted Menu Items from Four Seasons,and Where to Find Them Spotlighting iconic, well-loved and highly shareable "Masterdishes" from around the world www.HighRiseLife.com


fter a record-setting year in cuisine, boasting 27 Michelin stars at 18 dining establishments worldwide, Four Seasons is spotlighting its Masterdishes – the most coveted, shareable and iconic menu items from all over the world to guests, followers and locals alike. Ranging from newly conceived creations to recreated classics, these Insta-ready dishes and drinks showcase flavor mastery, passion and technique, and are as distinct as the restaurants and bars where they originate and the artisans who created them. Every Friday from November 22 until December 27, 2019 on Instagram, Four Seasons will be spotlighting a selection of Masterdishes via @FourSeasons and #FSMasterdish. With the festive period fast approaching, culinary enthusiasts are invited to experience Masterdish creations for themselves at Four Seasons restaurants and bars or digitally through the dedicated hashtag. "Four Seasons is home to some of the very best restaurants and bars in the world," says Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations. "With Masterdish we are placing our most iconic dishes center stage, celebrating the passion and artistry that are at the root of everything we do." Restaurants and bars are the heartbeat of Four Seasons hotels, offering communities inviting spaces to gather, connect and dine. Read on to explore the very first global sampling of standout creations and beloved signature dishes from Four Seasons restaurants and bars worldwide. Travel to Geneva, Mexico City, Seoul and Vail, among other culinary destinations as Four Seasons explores some of the most buzzworthy creations to date. Food fans should stay tuned for more Masterdishes as they are unveiled by following @FourSeasons and #FSMasterdish. A Feast for the Eyes and Taste Buds White Millefeuille Chef Patron Anne-Sophie Pic La Dame de Pic London, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square Its first broadcast appearance on BBC's MasterChef: The Professionals launched Chef Anne-Sophie Pic's take on the classic "thousand leaves" dessert to social media stardom. Crack into its pristine façade to expose layers of crispy triple-folded puff pastry, Tahitian vanilla cream and jasmine jelly. A sheet of royal icing covers the delicacy for added crunch, while dollops of voatsiperifery

pepper-infused milk foam flank either side. The dazzling dessert fuses purity, lightness and surprise, easily earning the title of most Instagrammed dish in the two Michelin star restaurant. Roasted Scampi Surrounded by Chef's Garden Executive Chef Massimiliano Sena Il Lago, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva In this complex piece of culinary art, 35 different vegetables are featured in various preparations, inspired by memories of Chef Massimiliano Sena's childhood on Italy's Sorrento Coast. The vibrant plate features roast scampi served in its own bisque surrounded by a garden of seasonal produce and topped with a squid ink tuile. Within the first hour of its social media debut, Sena's star dish generated incredible intrigue, garnering more than 100k views on Instagram and encouraging eager tasters to visit Michelin-starred Il Lago to see and taste the work of art firsthand. Spaghetti with Ham, Ceps and Black Truffle Executive Chef Christian Le Squer Le Cinq, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris One of the most sought-after menu items at three Michelin star restaurant Le Cinq, Chef Christian Le Squer's luxurious take on a much-loved classic never fails to impress. Profiled on France's Top Chef and online in French Vogue, a dedicated @fsgeorgevparis Instagram story achieved more than 12.5k views, while a post on @lecinqparis earned the most-liked photo of the year. Perfectly al dente noodles are tossed in butter and parmesan and carefully laid out side by side to form the walls of a rectangle. Inside, ham, truffles and cep mushrooms are glazed in jus and drizzled with truffled cream. Topped with a thin parmesan crust and adorned with gold leaf, this rich, savory and tender architectural masterpiece is served throughout the year and is a "must-try before you die" for Parisians and international travelers alike. Steam, Smoke and Flames Haute Chocolate Pastry Chef Andrew Schweska The Remedy Bar and Flame Restaurant, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail Recently voted one of the world's best hot chocolates by Travel + Leisure, a video of its epic marshmallow drop amassed the highest number of organic views on Four Seasons Instagram channel in 2018. At any given time, someone is eagerly taking a slow-motion capture of the suspenseful splash in Vail's The Remedy Bar, Flame Restaurant or in the comfort of their guest room or private retreat. Piping hot Valrhona chocolate, heavy cream and steamed whole milk are churned tableside and poured over a hand-made dark chocolate lattice, resulting in a perfectly timed marshmallow plummet and

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pillow landing. First featured by Forbes more than seven years ago, it remains one of the most popular items on the menu at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, a must-visit après ski destination. Billy the Kid Mixologist Joshua Ramirez Fifty Mils, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City Recognized as one of the world's best bars, Fifty Mils is a bustling local hotspot, with urbanites and travelers indulging in its eclectic menu of Mexican-inspired creations, reinvented classics and barrel-aged cocktails. The most popular item, Billy The Kid, evokes the Wild West in the heart of Mexico City, named after the infamous American outlaw. It features a blend of butter-fat washed Bulleit bourbon, Żubrówka vodka, caramel tea, freshly squeezed lemon juice, homemade cinnamon and saffron syrup, Angostura Bitters and salt. As a final step, a blowtorch is used to heat the barrel and release smoky aromas that blend with classic flavors for a surprisingly balanced and refreshing sip. Smoked S'mores Pastry Chef Chelsea Spaulding BOURBON STEAK, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC The perfect end to an award-winning dinner at DC culinary institution BOURBON STEAK is this sophisticated riff on a nostalgic childhood favorite. Receiving critical acclaim from Bon Appetit and The Washington Post among other local and national media outlets, this head-turning confection


features chocolate praline mousse, toasted marshmallow ice cream, hazelnut streusel and homemade marshmallow, all smoked under a cloche with the smoldering ember of a wood-burning grill. Dessert lovers will want to get their cameras ready as a cloche is delicately lifted tableside, revealing this exquisitely crafted version of the classic sweet treat. Those Who Know, Know Barbecue Pork Buns Executive Chinese Chef Chan Yan Tak Lung King Heen, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong When Chef Tak's famous Barbeque Pork Buns left the hallowed halls of Lung King Heen to make an appearance at Four Seasons Pop Down earlier this year, hundreds lined up for a taste. Staying true to the magic of simplicity, Chef Tak's signature twist is the addition of pine nuts for an added layer of texture and complexity. Holding its three Michelin stars for 11 consecutive years, reservations are a must for Lung King Heen, or for any of the other award-winning restaurants at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, which made history when it brought home an unprecedented eight Michelin stars earlier this year, setting the record for the most stars in one hotel, anywhere in the world.

Ms.Frida Head Bartender Keith Motsi Charles H., Four Seasons Hotel Seoul Inspired by artist Frida Kahlo, this original craft cocktail is only available at Charles H., voted best bar in Korea and named for the legendary bon vivant and writer Charles H. Baker Jr. Light and refreshing, aromatic notes of bianco tequila, bergamot and lavender evoke the artist's signature scent with a flower garland garnish inspired by the colorful flower crown she often wore. On a lively evening, those enjoying a drink may even find head bartender Keith Motsi dancing on the bar, bringing a smile to patrons' faces. Shanghainese Braised Pork Executive Chinese Chef Wang Yong Jin Sha, Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake A Shanghainese version of the classic dish, Jin Sha's famous pork is braised with abalone in sweet soy sauce and yellow wine. Celebrity chef Wang Yong, GQ China's Chef of the Year, adds sugar to enhance flavor, while wine breaks down the fat for flavorsome, succulent, "melt in your mouth" texture. Delicate pork belly cubes are served atop a sauce-painted plate and are so tender they can be broken apart solely with chopsticks. Known as a bucket list destination, Jin Sha is the only restaurant in Hangzhou to be awarded four stars by Forbes as well as Black Pearl's Three Diamond status, China's most prestigious dining accolade. To learn more about Four Seasons Masterdishes, visit www.fourseasons.com.




hen most families think of holiday cooking, they typically picture baked goods and time spent in the kitchen near the oven. This year, you can take your seasonal meal prep outdoors with cooking methods often overlooked during the winter: grilling and smoking.

As one of the most popular dishes during the holidays, turkey is an easy way start creating festive flavors using a grill or smoker. To help keep your bird tasty and juicy, this Art of the Turkey Brine requires just a few simple ingredients before transferring the turkey to the grill. Pair it with this Sweet ’n’ Savory Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing that combines a soft, familiar interior with crispy edges. If you’re aiming to create dishes like these in your own backyard this season, head to a destination like Ace Hardware for all your grilling essentials and holiday inspiration. With 72% of U.S. households located within 15 minutes of an Ace store and products from Big Green Egg, Traeger and Weber all under one roof, it’s a helpful place to take your holiday meals to the next level.

Art of the Turkey Brine Recipe courtesy of chef Jason K. Morse of 5280 Culinary and Ace Hardware Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: About 2 hours; allow 2-3 hours to cool Servings: 6-8 1/3 package 5280 Culinary Brine mix 2 quarts water, plus additional for cooling and covering turkey, divided ice 6-8 pounds turkey breast with rib cage, cleaned 1 5-gallon Ace Hardware bucket and lid In pan, mix brine with water. Heat to high 5 minutes to dissolve sugar and salt. Cool brine mixture; add ice water and mix well. Place turkey in bucket and cover with water and brine. Place bucket in refrigerator or cooler. Brine 45 minutes per pound. Remove turkey from brine. December / January 2019-20

Heat wood fire grill to 350 F. Cook turkey 20 minutes then turn temperature to 275 F. Cook 1 hour, 40 minutes until internal temperature reaches 170 F. Allow turkey to rest about 15 minutes prior to carving to allow juices to settle.

Sweet ’n’ Savory Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing Recipe courtesy of chef Jason K. Morse of 5280 Culinary and Ace Hardware Prep time: 15 minutes, plus 1 day for drying Cook time: 20-25 minutes Servings: 10-12 1 package cornbread 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, ground 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and diced 1/2 cup celery with leaves, diced 1/2 cup yellow onion, peeled and diced 1/4 cup dried blueberries 1/2 cup dried apples

1 teaspoon fresh garlic, crushed barbecue rub 1-2 cups low-sodium chicken stock nonstick cooking spray Cook cornbread according to package instructions; allow to cool. Leave uncovered and let dry 1 day. Break into medium pieces. Heat wood fire grill to 350 F. Heat medium skillet and add sausage. Cook until half done and fat is rendered. Add carrots, celery, onion, blueberries, apples and garlic. Saute until caramelized. Add cornbread pieces and stir to combine. Add chicken stock until slightly wet or pasty; stir well to combine. Season, to taste, with barbecue rub and transfer stuffing from skillet to pan lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Grill, uncovered, 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Internal temperature should reach 155 F when fully cooked. Find more ideas to change the way you think about holiday cooking at acehardware.com, Courtesy of Family Feautures.



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HAKUCHOZAN Named Japan's Best Ski Chalet for Second ConsecutiveYear Niseko's pioneering ultra-luxury ski chalet with dedicated butlers and private chefs wins prestigious industry award again. The World Ski Awards announced that Hakuchōzan, a stunning 7-bedroom chalet in Niseko, Japan, was voted by industry experts and winter enthusiasts as Japan's Best Ski Chalet in 2019. This is the second year in a row that Hakuchōzan has won this prestigious award. "We are so honored to be recognized by our industry peers and guests alike for our enduring commitment to excellence in the ultra-luxury accommodation category. Hakuchō pioneered as


the only ski chalet in Niseko that was fully staffed with butlers and private chef, all trained to create sensational memories for our guests," said Michael H. Chen, the Chairman of HakuLife and brainchild behind the concept of bringing Swiss Alps' catered luxury to Niseko. "I would like to thank my amazing team for all their hard work, dedication, and unwavering passion for ensuring each guest's stay at our properties receive the highest attention to detail, and that each guest's experience is individually curated and special."


"Hakuchōzan has raised the bar for luxury in Niseko. We pride ourselves on creating sensational memories for our guests – it is truly the essence of our brand. Our stream of repeat guests is a testament to the quality of the HakuLife team," Chen added. On the back of Hakuchōzan's success, Chen and his team will be launching HakuVillas, another HakuLife managed property, this upcoming winter season in Niseko. HakuVillas will boast the most luxurious 3-story penthouse in Grand Hirafu, Niseko, alongside 3 full-floor villas, each with its own private onsen and immaculately furnished. HakuVillas will also house a gym, an indoor golf simulator, a spa, and the HakuSteak restaurant, which will be serving modern Kaiseki cuisine featuring the renowned HakuSteak. These new properties will all come with their own team of butlers and private chefs and will open its doors to guests from December of this year. HakuLife was founded to create sensational memories for its guests. HakuLife brings to Niseko a whole new standard of international luxury and white glove VIP service. In top resort destinations around the world including Courchevel, Verbier, Zermatt and Aspen, VIPs are accustomed to exquisite properties fully staffed with chauffeurs, chefs, and butlers ready to cater to their every need – all in their native languages. VIP customers coming to Niseko deserve the same. Today, in Niseko, this level of service had been only available at Hakuchōzan, a luxury 7-bedroom property that can accommodate up to 16 guests, and delivered by experienced, handpicked HakuLife team who are all from luxury hospitality industry, from 17 countries and speaks 18 languages. This service will now be available at the 4 properties in HakuVillas. Beginning with white glove airport pickup service and a bottle of Dom Pérignon on arrival at HakuLife, guests are pampered with service and an attention to detail that were previously available only in Europe and North America. Guests wake up to welcoming breakfast aromas through the property, and a toasty fireplace taking the chill out of the morning air. They are whisked off to their favorite ski lift by our HakuLife chauffeurs, and in the afternoon, they return home to a welcoming apres-ski snack later, treated to a restaurant-quality, home cooked meal prepared by a HakuLife private chef. For more information please visit, www.hakulife.com.

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Travel | LEISURE


Winter Blues

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Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA Opens in the Maldives A new private island in the Maldives redefines the deluxe all-inclusive experience Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA will officially open on December 4th, 2019. A real first in terms of spectacular and unusual design and with an outstanding deluxe all-inclusive offering, guests will be wowed by this exceptional new resort. Unusual to any private island, Emerald Maldives houses a wraparound reef which means guests are never more than a few footsteps away from an encounter with exotic fish, turtles or manta rays. The 120-villa resort is located on the Raa Atoll, renowned for having some of the most diverse marine life in the world and boasts one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. "With Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA, we wanted to create a sanctuary for guests who wish to escape the pressures and stress of modern-day life. For couples, the new resort offers intimacy and an oasis of calm and connection, while for families, the island is a fun-filled haven and the perfect recipe for long lasting


memories," comments Simone Scarapicchia, Partner and Director of Sales & Marketing for Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA. Designed by architect Edward David Poole, each villa exudes contemporary and tropical influences to create modern and unique interiors. From the outside, the villas blend harmoniously with the backdrop of the serene, tropical island and on the inside awaits nothing short of a masterpiece. Poole's striking design includes enormous sparkling, white marble bathrooms with lavish silver mirrors and color blocked bedrooms with exotic marine life wall art to compliment. All guests stay on deluxe all-inclusive basis, which means when they arrive at Emerald Maldives, everything is taken care of. Deluxe all-inclusive allows guests to dine at any of the four resorts' restaurants as many times as they wish during their stay. They have unlimited access to the villa mini bar, which is fully restocked daily, enjoy premium spirits and all non-motorized water sports at no additional cost.


When it comes to dining, Emerald covers cuisines from every continent with four fantastic restaurants to choose from and each with their own menu, style, theme and ambience. Boasting the first and only South American restaurant in the Maldives is the popular Amazonico, serving dishes like ceviche with passion fruit dressing and meats and fish from the huge open fire grill which takes center stage in this atmospheric restaurant. Nestled in the center of the island amongst the palm trees, there are red lanterns which are strategically placed to mirror the effect of an open campfire, offering guests an authentic rainforest experience! Carefully curated by head Chef Aldo Cadu, other culinary highlights include Asiatique's live cooking shows in front of the teppanyaki grill and fresh Maldivian lobster at the Beach Club Grill Restaurant. The signature Aqua Restaurant offers bare-foot luxury at its finest, and with a variety of cooking stations chefs are able to bring guest's culinary dreams to life. Emerald Maldives offers extensive water sports facilities, and some of the best diving in the Maldives at the five star Diving Centre where guests can even get their PADI license. Spanning 1500 sqm, the resort's Dolphin Kids Club is one of the largest in the Maldives

with its own zip wire that journey's from one side of the island to the other and welcomes kids from the age of 3-12 on a complimentary basis. Home to a sumptuous haven of tranquility, Emerald SPA, can be found a secluded corner of the private island, offering a range of Balinese and Thai treatments across 10 air-conditioned treatment rooms, as well as a Turkish bath, sauna and jacuzzi. Elemis treatments are also available for guests seeking a sensory wellness experience with a difference. Situated on one of the quietest parts of the island, the Yoga Pavilion is the perfect setting to truly switch off and offers breath-taking sunrise yoga sessions. The resort has also been built with sports and fitness lovers in mind with two large tennis courts, two paddle courts and an air-conditioned Gym & Sports Centre with a state-of-the-art Technogym. Personal trainers are available to all guests too. The resort has prioritized sustainability by using long-lasting Langhi Langhi leaves to build the canopies, and solar panels on every villa to power the entire resort's hot water. In a bid to reduce single-use plastic waste, the resort uses paper straws as well as glass bottles and the island is home to a recyclable water irrigation system and composting facility. For more information, please visit www.emerald-maldives.com.

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Photos Courtesy of Bran Symondson / Terry O'Neill / HOFA Gallery

art | culture


'Hollywood Re-Loaded' Terry O'Neill CBE Last Exhibition



OFA Gallery is greatly saddened by the passing of the legendary and iconic British photographer, Terry O'Neill CBE. To commemorate Terry's life and illustrious career, HOFA extended the world-renowned photographer's last exhibition, a provocative collaboration with artist, Bran Symondson, titled 'Hollywood Reloaded', which concluded on November 27th at their gallery on Maddox Street. HOFA Gallery auctioned one of the works from the collection and donating the proceeds to the Prostate Cancer UK. The 'Hollywood Reloaded' collection recently launched at Annabel's to critical acclaim. The exhibition is a bold and brash reinvention of Terry O'Neill's portraits of Hollywood icons posing with guns. Portraits of stars like Michael Caine, Brigitte Bardot and Roger Moore, each with a sleek firearm in hand, are pockmarked by bullets fired by ex-Special Forces turned artist and reportage photographer, Bran Symondson, using the same gun as in each portrait. Guns and the violence they symbolize become subjects, displacing Hollywood stars and the glorified ethos they mediate as well as create. Before his passing Terry said of the collaboration: "What Bran has done with my photographs is astounding. He's taken such time and consideration when creating his art – he really has transformed my photographs into something entirely his own. It's been a thrill for me to work with a young artist such as Bran, to listen to his thoughts and process. And I can't be more pleased with the results." Bran Symondson said about Terry on hearing the news, "He was a photographic legend, so being given the chance to work with him, especially on his last exhibition, will remain my life's biggest honour." He adds, "My only wish is that I could have met him sooner in life, he had so much to give."

Photo Courtesy of Iconic Images

HOFA Gallery and Symondson extend their profound condolences to Terry's family and close associates. They are deeply proud to have had the privilege of working with Terry on his last exhibition. As many who have worked with him will attest, he had a kind, warm and endearing personality which carried over in his work and relationships with the celebrities he photographed.

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CALENDAr December 1st, 2019 Christmas Parade – hOLLYWOOD, CA. Music at the grandstands begins at 5 p.m., and the Hollywood Christmas Parade begins at 6 p.m., with giant balloons, floats, costumed characters, bands, equestrians, and celebrities leaving Orange Drive (east on Hollywood Blvd., south on Vine St., west on Sunset Blvd.).

December 1st - 31st, 2019-20 Gingerbread House – Fairmont, San Francisco, CA. Fairmont San Francisco’s two-story, life-sized Gingerbread House in the hotel’s grand lobby has become a must-see attraction for guests from near and far. Fairmont San Francisco’s talented culinary and engineering teams have joined forces to meticulously plan construction of this year’s enormous Gingerbread House, which will be even larger than last year’s stunning, two-story-high Victorian!

December 1st - January 5th, 2019-20 Enchanted Forest of Light – Descanso Gardens, CA. Enchanted Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens. There are a variety of large-scale light displays, many of which are interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds.

December 6th - 8th, 2019 Echo Park Craft Fair– Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA. The Preview Party on December 6th launches the Holiday Fair. Enjoy an evening of treats, cocktails, and music while mingling with the artists. The Preview Party takes place in support of Inner-City Arts, an oasis of learning, achievement, and creativity for young people, located on LA's Skid Row. This event will feature only artists in our Mack Sennett and Effie Street spaces.

December 15th, 2019 Ariana Grande – MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV. Don’t miss Ariana Grande live at MGM Grand Garden Arena with special guest Social House.



December 30th - 31st, 2019 maroon 5 – Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV. Maroon 5 is one of pop music’s most enduring artists and the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band has achieved three GRAMMY Awards and has become “the most successful group in the history of the Billboard Hot 100” with 14 Top 10 entries. Don’t miss Maroon 5 live new year concert at Mandalay Bay.

December 31st, 2019 Gatsby's House New Year’s Eve – West Hollywood, CA. There is no other place on Earth to celebrate New Year's Eve than Gatsby's House. This party is only for the movers and shakers who can dance to Top 40 Open Format Hits from the 90s to today's music. Dress code: Dress to impress. Flapper, roaring 20s, zoot suits/tuxedos encouraged. Otherwise, upscale cocktail attire.

January 4th, 2020 The Yoga Expo – Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, NV. Stretch, twist, balance and bend all day long when The Yoga Expo comes to the Pasadena Convention Center. Beginning and experienced yogis alike can benefit from this full day of classes and workshops led by local yoga teachers. All different styles of yoga are represented, from classical forms like Hatha and Vinyasa to newer innovations like acroyoga and partner yoga. Find the style that suits you best and deepen your practice with pranayama and meditation. When you’re ready for a break, take in the live music, maybe pick up some new equipment from the many exhibitors, and taste local and sustainable food and beverages. The event includes classes for all levels, including complete beginners.

January 9th - 12th, 2020 Los Angeles Boat Show– Pomona, CA. See the all-new 2020 boat models making their West Coast debut! The Los Angeles Boat Show is the premiere show featuring boats throughout North America. For 64 years, the Los Angeles Boat Show has been the ultimate destination for boating and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts, featuring sport fishing boats, performance boats, ski boats, cruisers, jet skis, pontoons, motorboats, cabin cruisers, dinghies/inflatables, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more! See’em, touch’em and sit yourself down at the helm!

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social | events

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES CELEBRATES 21YEARS & COUNTING Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas hosted their 21 Years & Counting Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. The Gala featured a James Bond Casino Royale theme with attendees playing blackjack and poker prior to a gourmet meal by Executive Chef Michael Goodman. Attendees dressed in their best James Bond attire to support RMHC’s mission of keeping families together when they need it most. With the support of 380 attendees and folks that donated from home, more than $342,000 was raised for RMHC families. RMHC honored longtime supporter, MGM Resorts Foundation and gave the 2019 House Hero award to Katlyn’s Dream, a local nonprofit that supports RMHC and families with children in the hospital in memory of their daughter, Katlyn. A past family from RMHC, from the Hualapai Tribe in Arizona, shared how RMHC made a positive impact in their lives while their little one underwent heart surgery at a local hospital. A special thank you goes to Maria Silva with Fox5 News for emceeing this elegant evening.

Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. October 31st, 2019 Photos by Joseph Durkin



Fashion designers Joey Tierney and Brittney Cade Dirnt celebrate the launch of Simone Kidd with Celebrity Guests Hollywood fashion mavens Joey Tierney and Brittney Cade Dirnt hosted a chic seaside soiree in Newport Beach to toast the launch of Simone Kidd. The luxe fashion label is a collection of pure silk dusters, a timeless wardrobe staple made to fit every vibe and occasion in your wild and beautiful life—from gala to rock concert to summer yacht party. The trunk show event was held at A’maree’s in Newport Beach—where Simone Kidd is exclusively sold—and celebrity guests like The Hills star Audrina Patrdige and Revenge actress Christa B. Allen wore dusters from the Resort 2020 collection. Other notable guests included Green Day’s Mike Dirnt, actor Malcolm McDowell, and featured a live performance by Beckitt Rex. Designers Tierney and Dirnt also donated 50% of event sales to Tower Cancer Research Foundation's youth leadership division, Cancer Free Generation. “Enjoying the Ride” is the message embroidered in every Resort 2020 duster, and it’s the perfect motto for the new decade ahead!

Newport Beach, CA November 23rd, 2019 Photos by Jen Lowery Photo

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Los Angeles

Long Beach

Las Vegas

dis t ribu t i o n D irec t o ry Allure Las Vegas 200 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Palms Place 4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Sky Las Vegas 2700 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Turnberry Towers 222 Karen Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas 3750 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89158

Panorama Towers 4525 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Soho Lofts 900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Vdara 2600 W Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89158

Metropolis 360 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Park House 8925 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89147

The Ogden 150 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Veer Towers 3722 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

MGM Signature 145 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Park Towers 1 Hughes Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89169

One Las Vegas 8255 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Trump Las Vegas 2000 Fashion Show Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Newport Lofts 200 Hoover Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Platinum 211 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Juhl Las Vegas 353 E Bonneville Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Loft 5 2715 W Pebble Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89123

One Queensridge Place 9103 Alta Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145

Regency Towers 3111 Bel Air Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Turnberry Place 2747 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Aqua 388 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

West Ocean Towers 411 West Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Queens Surf 1750 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

St Regis 1030 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

Cooper Arms 455 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

Lafayette Building 140 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Royal Palms 100 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Versailles 2601 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803

Harbor Place Tower 525 East Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Ocean Club 1310 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Royal Palms 100 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Galaxy Tower 2999 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803

1100 Wilshire 1100 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Metropolis Condos 899 Francisco Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

The Century 1 Century Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90067

The Californian 10800 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Perla on broadway 359 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Ritz-Carlton 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Mercury 3810 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Wilshire Regent 10501 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Eastern Columbia Lofts 849 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Sierra Towers 9255 Doheny Road, Los Angeles, CA 90069

The Remington 10727 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Evo Condos 1155 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015

SkyLofts 801 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017

The Wilshire Comstock The Line Lofts 865 Comstock Avenue, 1737 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Los Angeles, CA 90028

Los Feliz Towers 4411 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Feliz, CA 90027

TEN50 Condos 1050 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015

W Hollywood 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Crown Towers 10701 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024



San Jose

San Francisco

San Diego

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Acqua Vista Condos 425 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101

The Grande 1199 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

The Mark 800 The Mark Lane, San Diego, CA 92101

Renaissance 645 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Bayside at the Embarcadero

1325 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

Harbor Club 100-200 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Meridian 700 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Treo 1240 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

CityFront Terrace 500 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Horizons 555 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

The Metropolitan 165 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Smart Corner 1080 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Discovery at Cortez Hill Icon 850 Beech Street, 321 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego, CA 92101

Cortez Blu 801 Ash, San Diego, CA 92101

Alta Condos 575 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Electra 700 W E Street, San Diego, CA 92101

La Vita 300 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Pinnacle Tower 550 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Aria Condos 1441 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

829 Folsom 829 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Arterra Condos 300 Berry Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

One Mission Bay Channel St. & 3rd St. San Francisco, CA 94158

The Brannan 219-239 Branna Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

170 Off Third 170 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

181 Fremont 181 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

One Rincon Hill 425 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

The Hamilton 631 Ofarrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

333 Bush Street Condos 300 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Cathedral Hill Tower 1200 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

One Hawthorne 1 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

The Harrison 401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

750 2nd Street

750 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Bridgeview 400 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Rockwell Condos 1688 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

The Towers at Embarcadero

69 Clementina 69 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

One Hawthorne 1 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

SoMa Grand Condos 1160 Mision Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Summit 999 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

888 Seventh Street 888 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Montgomery Washington Tower 611 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

St. Regis Residencies 188 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

The Watermark 501 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Arden Condos 738 Long Bridge Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

72 Townsend 72 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Four Seasons Residences 765 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Gramercy Towers 1177 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

The 88 Condos 88 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Montebello Condos 20488 Stevens Creek, Cupertino, CA 95014

City Heights 175 W Saint James St, San Jose, CA 95110

Plant 51 88 Bush St. San Jose, CA 95126

AXIS Homeowners Association

Onyx Condos 912 Campisi Way, Campbell, CA 95008

Ryland Mews 400 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Park Townsend 46 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110

38 North Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95110

88 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107