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DESIGN | INNOVATION 18 Excellence Meets Innovation 24 A Life Without Reservations 28 Next-Gen Changemakers AUTOMOBILE | RIDE 30 Lexus Presents its Vision of Future
Electrification with the World Premiere of the LF-30 Electrified Concept
36 REAL ESTATE 36 HFZ Capital Group's 88 & 90 Lex Signs Record-Breaking Penthouse Deal
40 2020 Begins with Lowest Housing Inventory in Two Years TRAVEL | LEISURE 42 Palmaïa, The House of
AïA An Exclusive New Beach Enclave in the Riveria Maya
44 Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Opens on the Golden Shores of Malaysia
ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD 50 Sweet, Luscious Snacks for Loved Ones
HEALTH | BEAUTY 46 Melt Hearts with These Valentines Day Lashes by Jennifer Gonzales
52 5th & Sky Rooftop Gardens &
Lounge Delights Atop Downtown San Diego by Merilee Kern
54 Bellagio's Mayfair Supper ENTERTAINMENT | NEWS 48 Love on The Ledge
Club Celebrates America's Appetite for The Spectacular
ART | CULTURE 56 Renowned Artist Carol Bove
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Dear reader, Welcome to our Design and Innovation issue. The state of innovation has never been more robust with creativity being unleashed around the globe. There are terrific examples of new initiatives, as you read throughout the pages of this issue. On the cover, we have 56 Leonard Residence, one of the most architecturally significant global landmarks to grace the Manhattan skyline. The cascading 60 story structure at the corner of Church and Leonard Street, envisioned by world-renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron and Alexico Group was named one of New York City's 10 most important buildings of the past decade. I hope 56 Leonard and the innovative design ideas featured in this edition leave you inspired. Cheers!
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D-ZYN CORNER Stage This Interior Design Written by Carol Townsend, A.S.I.D. Interior Designer
moved into my new home four years ago the 22nd of January. Do any of you ever have the feeling that time is skipping a few miles ahead of us?
So, at this time of the year I update the ‘inventory’ of my household goods, by making a photo library of what we have accumulated and seeing through the lens of my camera what might look a little worse for the wear. Why would I do something like this do you ask? There are a number of factors at play. One thing is that it’s very easy to get into a rut and excuse that old chair that my husband insists is his one and only love of his life. That may be the case, but an old, dilapidated chair is not only ugly, but after a while it is not enhancing the comfort that he claims. Throwing nice looking covers over it when we have company still doesn’t hide the fact that it’s no longer comfortable to sit in. Now if you are dreading going out and buying a new sofa, sectional or just a decorative side chair, holding tightly to the wallet in your purse or back pocket, I have great news for you. The pricing of new furniture is no longer the burden on our budgets that it used to be. You can find some wonderful new pieces for half the cost we experienced back in the 80’s and 90’s. Now you may think I’m being redundant, but before you head out on your new mission, sit down, look through some of the latest decorating magazines and see what is being offered. Tear out pictures of some of the items that you think would look great in your home. This small step before you go out into the fashion world can save you from becoming overwhelmed by all the choices. If you are in the Las Vegas area, stop by one of my favorites: Design’s by Simmons located on 1250 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146 for some unique designer furniture. Keep to your color theme or if you are ready to throw out the baby with the bath water and begin again, look at the latest color pallets being offered. The color schemes run on a five-year cycle so it just may surprise you to know you are still ‘trending’ and don’t need to start from scratch.
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 decision-making 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 many happy hours with your new decade of decorating your palace! Carol S Townsend A.S.I.D email@example.com Look for my latest books, Glitz, Glamour & Murder and the sequel. Follow the Money available on Kindle, get ready for my 2020 offerings as well!
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Excellence Meets Innovation Four Seasons to Debut New Hotels, Resorts, Private Residences and More in 2020 Anticipated openings embody the company's commitment to setting the highest standards for guest experiences in its growing global portfolio. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, continues to expand its global portfolio with strategic openings of new hotels, resorts and branded private residences in the world's most desirable locations.
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Bangkok at Chao Phraya River "An unwavering commitment to service and quality, a strong operating model and alignment with hotel owners who share our vision places Four Seasons in an enviable market position as we continue to grow our portfolio and strengthen our global development pipeline," says John Davison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "As we begin a new decade, we continue to elevate the experience for our guests and enhance our product offering, affirming our passionate dedication to excellence and the industry-leading innovation that has defined our brand for nearly 60 years."
Working in concert with its partners, each new development authentically reflects the character of the destination, envisioning new ways for travelers as well as residents to experience the world of Four Seasons. Recent innovations have included the company's first standalone Private Residences, fully serviced by Four Seasons, in London at Twenty Grosvenor Square, a technology-led development with Comcast in Philadelphia, the Athenian riviera conversion of the iconic Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, and the company's first all-inclusive wellness retreat in Hawaii. Soon, having just opened its collection of traditional chalets at the foot of the Mont d'Arbois slopes with Les Chalets du Mont d'Arbois, MegĂ¨ve, the company that also introduced the first private jet will debut its first resort with an onsite winery in Napa Valley.
Planned Openings in 2020 Six new openings are anticipated for 2020, including the return of Four Seasons to Bangkok with the glorious newJean-Michel Gathy-designed landmark along the Chao Phraya River, debuting www.HighRiseLife.com
with nearly 300 stunning guest rooms and over 350 beautifully appointed Private Residences. Also opening in the Asia-Pacific region early in the year is a third address in Japan, in the Otemachi area of Tokyo facing the Tokyo Imperial Palace. In Europe, Four Seasons will debut in Spain for the first time with a new hotel in central Madrid, an assembly of several historic buildings now fully restored and reimagined, and highlighted by a rooftop restaurant by three Michelin-starred Spanish celebrity chef Dani GarcĂa. Long established as the premier luxury hospitality brand in California with seven existing locations,
wellness retreat in the fully refurbished Lodge at Koele on the Hawaiian Island of Lanai; and the completion of its full suite of historic chalet offerings in the French Alpine community of MegĂ¨ve.
Looking Further Ahead
Four Seasons continues to expand its presence in the northern part of the state with the spring opening of its second hotel in San Francisco, a soaring building in the Embarcadero district. Also scheduled for 2020 is the highly anticipated opening of Four Seasons resort in Napa Valley, including a unique collection of Private Residences as well as Four Seasons first on-property winery in partnership with acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Also in the United States, a recently announced hotel in New Orleans is expected to open in late 2020 in the city's historic World Trade Center.
2019 Highlights Planned openings for 2020 follow an exciting year as Four Seasons celebrated a significant number of new openings around the world in 2019, including its first entry into Greece with the rebirth of the legendary Astir Palace Hotel in Athens, and the company's return to Montreal with a stunning and sleek new hotel in the heart of the city's Golden Mile, featuring the opening of the restaurant MARCUS with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. Additional openings included a new hotel in the Garden City of Bengaluru, its second in India; the return of the brand to Philadelphia (located within the Comcast Center, the city's tallest building) as well as a second hotel in Boston at One Dalton Street; a third address in Mexico, this time on the pristine beaches of the East Cape of Los Cabos; the company's first all-inclusive
In addition to announcing new properties in San Francisco and New Orleans, Four Seasons also unveiled plans for new hotels in Okinawa, Japan; Nashville and Minneapolis, USA; Cartagena, Colombia; and a second resort in Cabo del Sol, Mexico. The company also previously announced new Four Seasons projects in Dalian, China; Makkah, Saudi Arabia; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Caye Chapel, Belize. Also in 2019, Four Seasons announced plans for a new, fully customized Four Seasons Private Jet that will continue to take luxury travel to new heights as it continues the journey first introduced in 2015.
A Growing Residential Portfolio Building upon Four Seasons 35-year history in branded residential following the opening of its first Private Residence in 1985, the company continues to strategically enhance its portfolio of exclusive Private Residences in markets around the world. In the next five years, Four Seasons residential portfolio is expected to double, with more than 90% of all development projects including a residential component. The company's global portfolio is on track to exceed 7,000 homes, affirming Four Seasons as the world leader in luxury property management services. In 2020, Four Seasons anticipates to open 9 new Private Residences including three standalone private residences in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Marrakech. Four Seasons Private Retreats, the company's collection of designer villas and residences, is expected to exceed 1000 homes over the next three years, allowing guests to rent exclusive Four Seasons homes that perfectly marry residential experiences with the comforts of Four Seasons amenities and legendary service. For more information, please visit fourseasons.com.
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Critically Acclaimed 56 Leonard Named Top Building
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of the Decade
56 Leonard, the critically acclaimed 60-story tower, conceived by world-renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron and Alexico Group, has been recognized for redefining the New York skyline. The iconic TriBeCa tower was named one of New York City's 10 most important buildings of the past decade by Curbed New York, a publication for American real estate and urban design. This accolade further cements 56 Leonard as one of the most imaginative and architecturally significant global landmarks to grace the Manhattan skyline. The cascading 60 story structure at the corner of Church and Leonard Street reveal breathtaking views of the cityscape, rivers, bridges and beyond. In an unprecedented collaboration between artist and architect, this iconic tower is seamlessly integrated with a specially commissioned 40-ton, 48 ft-long, 19 ft-high stainless steel enigmatic balloon-like form sculpture that
both prop-up the building and be squashed by it at its base, by internationally celebrated, Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor. This monumental mirror sculpture is Kapoor's first permanent public artwork in New York City. 56 Leonard, which recently served as the setting for Vogue magazine's January 2020 issue featuring Cardi B, offers one final penthouse for sale. At over 700 feet in the sky, Penthouse 57 a 5,252-square-feet, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom condominium with 1,763 square feet of outdoor living spaces spread across three terraces and balconies â€“ is listed for $24.5M. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the exclusive marketing and sales agent for the building. For more information, visit www.56leonardtribeca.com.
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A Life Without Reservations Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Continues Global Growth with Rosewood Residences As a new decade dawns upon Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the ultra-luxury hospitality company is intensely focused on the global expansion of its branded residential business, Rosewood Residences. With 15 existing residential projects globally and an additional 14 in the pipeline, Rosewood is intent on continuing to grow its residential business with a guest-centric approach, while staying true to the brand's A Sense of Place philosophy. This strategy has been at the core of the brand's remarkable hotel growth and will remain central to the company's ascent as the preferred option in luxury living. Rosewood Residences occupy the most sought-after locations at select Rosewood Hotels & Resorts properties around the world. Perhaps the best-known precursor to today's branded residential lifestyle is The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, located on New York's Upper East Side. Conceived in the 1930s, few hotels have risen to global prominence like The Carlyle, which was known as the "New York White House" during the Kennedy era in the 1960s. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is building upon the success and heritage of its existing properties through the development of new hotels and residences across the globe. "Approximately 50 percent of Rosewood's pipeline properties have a residential component and we expect this ratio to increase over the coming years," said Karl Bieberach, chief development officer for Rosewood Hotel Group. "As we set off into a new decade, we are expanding our residential resources in order to better support
our owners and developers in their sales and marketing processes while strengthening relationships with buyers of Rosewood-branded residences. We remain focused on delivering truly differentiated products for Rosewood Residences owners, who, by choosing to live a Rosewood-branded lifestyle, are among our biggest brand loyalists."
A Residential Vision for a New Decade Rosewood Hotels & Resorts residential offerings include two main categories: for-sale residences and for-lease serviced apartments. The brand's unrivalled design ethos and genuine residential style offer a unique opportunity to enhance the way affluential explorers live, by making a larger array of residential offerings available, regardless of category. In addition to residential components within mixed-use hotel projects, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts plans to embark on stand-alone residences. "We are excited to continue the growth and development of Rosewood Residences, a sector of the brand beloved by our most loyal Rosewood guests," said Irene Hoek, vice president of global residential development for Rosewood Hotel Group. "Within each ultra-luxury Rosewood Residence, the unique culture of the dynamic locale is embraced and showcased from start to finish. This model will continue to be at the forefront of all future developments we lead across the globe." www.HighRiseLife.com
A Life Without Reservations Whether clients rent or own a Rosewood-branded residence, living the Rosewood lifestyle comes with perks and benefits that are unmatched in hospitality. Aside from a myriad of luxury amenities and the highest level of security, the Rosewood lifestyle unlocks the opportunity to savor more of life's precious moments. From taking care of party planning, running errands, organizing social agendas and home repairs, the qualified team at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will oversee the residences' needs. Complementing the brand's renowned, intuitive service and recognizing the most loyal owners, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has launched Rosewood Reserve, an exclusive program available to residence owners, offering advantages and benefits at all properties across the globe. Benefits of Rosewood Reserve include preferred rates on rooms, food and beverage and spa, room upgrades, and additional VIP courtesies including access to a global concierge to assist with all travel related requests. Rosewood Residences span a collection of unique properties in dynamic cities with for-sale residences and serviced apartments such as at Rosewood Abu Dhabi, as well as within quiet vacation destinations like Tuscany, Italy at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is enhancing the portfolio with the development of residences around the world. Current for-sale and serviced residences include:
Rosewood Residences Hong Kong In March 2019, Rosewood Hong Kong and Rosewood Residences Hong Kong debuted on Victoria Harbour. New York-based designer Tony Chi created an unprecedented "vertical estate" concept that includes 186 branded serviced apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom residences. Six different residential layouts ranging in size from 473 to 2,055 square-feet, occupy levels 58 to 63 of the sparkling new tower. In addition to a separate lobby, Rosewood Residences Hong Kong feature additional separate floors offering a luxurious lounge as well as a dedicated fitness center, separate changing rooms with steam rooms, and a private marble-clad swimming pool for the exclusive use of its residents. Each tier within the tower features semiprivate lifts to enhance a sense of privacy and residential exclusivity. Additionally, a separate set of lifts connects Rosewood Residences Hong Kong to the luxury shopping mall, K11, where residents will find an endless variety of curated shopping experiences and dining options supplementing the vast array of eight restaurants and bars located within the Rosewood tower. Rosewood Residences Hong Kong is unlike any other serviced residential complex in Asia and has set a new standard for luxury rental living. Residents have access to Rosewood Hong Kong as well as Asaya, an integrative wellness facility that includes an additional full-service fitness center, retail area, ateliers, consultation facilities, treatment rooms, private terrace and a vibrant dining concept serving wholesome fare. For more information, please visit https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/hong-kong/residences.
Rosewood Residences Guangzhou Offering a differentiated, stylish hotel experience in mainland China, Rosewood Guangzhou and Rosewood Residences Guangzhou opened in September 2019 in the heart of Guangzhou's cosmopolitan Tianhe District. Located on the top 39 floors of the 108-story CTF Financial Centre, the property is the tallest five-star hotel
in the world and has become an instant icon and a fitting symbol of Guangzhou's ascent as an international economic hub. Rosewood Residences Guangzhou features 355 serviced apartments spanning from studios, one and two-bedroom apartments to ultra-luxurious duplexes specifically designed for longer-term stays. Conceived by Perception, a Hong Kong-based design firm, each unit elevates the concept of urban living with expansive living space, tasteful furnishings and a genuine and thoughtful approach to service for all residents. Designed with long-term stays in mind, each residence includes convenient amenities, such as in-room washing machines, as well as a full kitchen with an oven and dish washer. Rosewood Residences guests have the option to enjoy added benefits and services, including private elevator access, butler service, a personal chef, shopping assistants, grocery delivery, drivers, catering, and more. For more information, please visit www.rosewoodhotels.com/guangzhou/residences.
Rosewood Residences Mayakoba Rosewood Mayakoba, one of Mexico's top resorts, offers villa residences situated along the property's tranquil lagoons. Available for both rental and purchase and ranging from 3,497 to over 6,000-square-feet of interiors, each luxury Riviera Maya residence is uniquely appointed and offers unsurpassed luxury and privacy amid the resort's lush natural beauty. Developed by RLH Partners and designed by Thom Filicia, Rosewood Residences Mayakoba feature two, three and four-bedroom floorplans, including a full kitchen, dining room, media lounge and enclosed garage. With expansive outdoor living and pool areas, the residences are ideal for relaxing and entertaining and bring the surrounding nature to the forefront of the living experience. Each of the residences are ideally located just steps from the resort's main lobby, Sense Spa, property's golf course and beach club, allowing residents to enjoy full access to the world-class amenities and services of Rosewood Mayakoba. For more information, please visit www.mayakoba.com/rosewood-residences/.
Rosewood Residences Half Moon Bay Set to launch in 2023, Rosewood Half Moon Bay boasts one of the most spectacular white sand beaches in the world. Comprising 132 spectacular oceanfront acres, the destination will feature a limited collection of residences in addition to the resort. This collection of 25 Rosewood Residences is being developed by Replay Destinations and designed by Studio Piet Boon, known for their exceptional craftsmanship and eco-contemporary aesthetic. Rosewood Residences Half Moon Bay will offer stunning views of the bay with 2-, 3-, or 5-bedroom hillside residences, as well as an intimate 4-bedroom design set just 50 feet back from the sea. For the larger residences, floorplans also offer easily customizable spaces and multipurpose rooms, ideal for everything from a private yoga or in-home art studio to an additional guest bedroom suite or walk-in closet. Featuring unobstructed ocean views, private infinity pools, hammocks and open-air shower gardens with live orchid walls that invite the outdoors inside, the design and architecture of the residences reflect a modern take on the Caribbean vernacular, with color palettes inspired from the depths of the sea to the enlivened spirit of the sun. Owners will also enjoy access to the luxurious amenities available at Rosewood Half Moon Bay, including Sense, A Rosewood Spa, an array of water sports and activities, and several dining outlets including an iconic cliffside cocktail lounge. For more information, please visit www.halfmoonbayantigua.com.
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Next-Gen Changemakers -New World Development Sets "Sustainability Vision 2030" to Reduce Energy and Carbon Intensity by 50 percent -Adrian Cheng Convenes Innovative Thinkers at Inaugural Sustainability Forum in Hong Kong to Drive Collaborative Actions to Address Climate Change
riven to bring actionable solutions to environmental and societal challenges locally and globally, Adrian Cheng - Executive vice-chairman and General Manager of the New World Development and Founder of the K11 Group - launched his inaugural Sustainability Forum on 16 January at K11 ATELIER King's Road Office Building, K11 Group's latest project incorporating smart technologies, green design, art and craftsmanship, a triple platinum green and healthy building and the first in the world to be awarded WELL platinum pre-certification.
• Sustainability themed Art Exhibitions: NWD unveiled two exhibitions that aim to raise awareness about the impact of climate change: "Carbon's Casualties", a photography exhibition presented by K11 Art Foundation in collaboration with The New York Times featuring climate change photography captured by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times' staff photographer Josh Haner; and "Disruptive Matter" organized by K11 Art Foundation, which brings together current ground-breaking projects and ideas emerging globally in our shift towards a renewable, post-fossil world.
Mr Adrian Cheng, Executive Vice-Chairman and General Manager of New World Development and Founder of K11 Group and Culture for Tomorrow, and Mr. Lance Lau, 10-year-old climate activist.
The Forum's participants included Peter Bakker, President & CEO of WBCSD, who presented a keynote speech on how the Council is working with over 200 leading businesses to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world; Tony Armstrong, Senior Vice President of the International WELL Building Institute; and Lauren Sorkin, Acting Executive Director of the Global Resilient Cities Network. It featured sustainability advocates from companies ranging from Arup, BNP Paribas, CLP Group, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) and the Kering Group. The Forum also brought together impact-driven start-ups and social enterprises such as Grassroots Initiatives, Green Queen, Humansa, LightBe, post-consumer waste recycling company Miniwiz and Root Impact.
Under the New World Sustainability Vision 2030, New World Development references the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals to standardize property development and management practices, establish targets such as energy and carbon intensity reduction by 50% based on 2015 levels and infuse its synergistic ecosystem businesses with the elements of Green, Wellness, Smart and Caring, to provide long-term benefits for everyone in the community. Its achievements are recognized by its listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index and the number one ranking among diversified listed businesses in Eastern Asia on the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark, among others. The Forum, themed "Activating Change in a New World Order", was organized through Adrian Cheng's non-profit organizations Culture for Tomorrow and K11 Art Foundation. It brought together more than 200 social entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups and artists to encourage intergenerational dialogues, share ideas and explore partnerships that help tackle issues around climate change, sustainable cities, circular economy and impact investing. During the Forum, Adrian Cheng launched partnership-led platforms that aim to deliver social impact: • Adrian announced his support for Lance Lau, a young student climate activist, and demonstrated his support for aspirating leaders dedicated to tackling climate change and other sustainability issues. • Impact Kommons, NWD's impact-focused start-up accelerator: NWD announced Hong Kong's first UN Sustainable Development Goals-focused accelerator program, Impact Kommons. The 8-week program will provide potential funding, coaching and support for the next generation of changemakers combating environmental and social challenges, with an aim to scale solutions for a better tomorrow. • World Business Council for Sustainable Development: NWD announced that it is the first real estate company in Hong Kong to join the WBCSD, a CEO-led organization of over 200 international companies, which focuses on helping companies to contribute solutions to societal and environmental challenges around the world. NWD will be working on public-private projects with WBCSD in the coming year under the themes of "Circular Economy" and "Cities & Mobility".
Mr. Adrian Cheng, Executive Vice-chairman and General Manager of NWD said, "Our first Sustainability Forum brought together a number of key business leaders to inspire and build knowledge on sustainable living. We recognize that sustainability is, and must remain, a top business priority for the Group if we are to be able to create shared value and provide long-term benefits for our shareholders and other stakeholders in the community. We are building a collaborative culture that will convene like-minded changemakers to drive sustainability and social progress and create a win-win situation for corporations and society." Ms. Ellie Tang, Head of Sustainability of NWD added, "This Forum is our way to jump start the new decade with action-oriented commitments and projects to continue placing sustainability at the core of our business and to empower our partners, tenants, consumers to make a positive impact in society. We will continue to drive UNSDGs through New World Sustainability Vision 2030 across all of our businesses, in order to reduce our environmental impact by half, improve the well-being of 20 million stakeholders and enhance the quality of life of 300 million people." Mr. Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development said, "It's great to see more business here in Asia focused on sustainable development, equipped with targeted goals and concrete actions. Well-designed cities and mobility systems are a crucial element to achieve our vision of a world in which more than nine billion people can live well, within the limits of the planet. We are excited to work together with NWD to accelerate the transformation of our urban systems and achieve resilient, healthy and sustainable cities for all." For more information on the Group's effort to promote sustainability, including "New World Sustainability Vision 2030", please visit www.nwd.com.hk.
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Lexus Presents its Vision of Future Electrification with the World Premiere of the LF-30 Electrified Concept - Lexus Electrified vision promises unmatched driver fulfillment and enjoyment of automobiles - 'LF-30 Electrified' new concept embodies the vision of Lexus' electrification - Futuristic exterior foreshadows the Lexus Electrified vehicles towards 2030 - An innovative, interior that leverages autonomous driving technologies, a newly designed cockpit, and other advancements - Boasting four in-wheel electric motors, steering by wire, and Lexus Advanced Posture Control, LF-30 can offer a dynamic experience unlike any currently available
In its continued efforts to deliver innovative and amazing experiences, Lexus unveiled its "Lexus Electrified" vision for an upcoming generation of electrified vehicles. Headlining this moment was the debut of the Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept, which made its world premiere at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019. Since the brand's creation in 1989, Lexus has endeavored to deliver to its customers innovative and amazing product and brand experiences that stimulate the five senses. Since the launch of the RX 400h in 2005, Lexus has led the world as a pioneer in electrification technologies such as the two-stage reduction gear and the multi-stage hybrid system which leverage technology to offer excellent performance and the direct driving sensation characteristic of Lexus Hybrid vehicles. The "Lexus Electrified" vision unveiled today targets a fundamental leap in vehicle performance, handling, control and driver enjoyment -- even as mobility within our society continues to change with autonomous driving and vehicle electrification. Evoking the original fun of driving, Lexus is developing new advanced posture control and other electrification technologies to further evolve driving pleasure, and to fundamentally transform the essence of luxury vehicles of the future. Towards this February 2020
end, Lexus is drawing on the lessons learned developing the core technologies found in Lexus' popular range of gasoline-electric hybrids, including battery management, power control modules, and electric motors. In particular, the technology of Lexus Electrified enables integrated control of powertrain, steering, suspension, and brakes, realizing the ultimate potential of the motor control technology cultivated in HV. With this technology, we can control the driving force to provide ideal vehicle posture according to each driving situation. Lexus endeavors to continue providing enjoyable and safer driving vehicles. To advance this goal, Lexus plans to unveil its first BEV in November 2019 â€“broadening its response to the needs of various regions around the world, including the development
of HEVs, PHEVs, BEVs, and FCEVs. Moving forward after that, Lexus plans to expand its electrified vehicle lineup â€“ launching its first PHEV and a new dedicated BEV platform early in the coming decade. By 2025, Lexus will have available electrified versions of all Lexus vehicle models, and we are aiming for the sales of electrified vehicle models to outpace those of conventional internal combustion engine vehicle models.
Lexus LF-30 Electrified highlights The LF-30 Electrified concept vehicle embodies the "Lexus Electrified" vision. For its exterior styling the advanced image expected of a BEV has been channeled into artistic qualities that result in a futuristic form, and an interior that assertively weaves in autonomous driving and other
new technologies aims to manifest Lexus' distinctive worldview. Performance is rooted in Lexus Electrified components, adding Lexus' latest technology to its leadership in development of HEV systems. Precise electric motor control enables instantaneous adjustments to posture not possible with conventional vehicles. Furthermore, the LF-30 Electrified employs numerous advanced technologies with a look ahead to the year 2030- such as a new-concept cockpit based on a human-centered design philosophy and a steer-by-wire system. In taking up the challenge of expressing a new design that could only be achieved with a BEV powered by in-wheel electric motors, Lexus visually articulated the LF-30 Electrified's unique energy flow. The vehicle form is meant to visually express the energy created by the wheels set at the corners of the vehicle body streaming toward the vehicle cabin and past the driver to directly flow onto the road surface. Taking advantage of a hoodless vehicle shape made possible by being a BEV, Lexus' signature "spindle" form has been further evolved to span the entire vehicle architecture. The window glass, which continually stretches from the front to rear, the muscular fenders, and the wing shaped headlights form the contours of the Lexus iconic spindle. The shape of the body is fashioned with an elegantly flowing front which transitions into a linear and sharp rear. In addition to the wing-shaped headlights, the sharpness of the rear lights and side air intakes combine to achieve both excellent aerodynamics and cooling performance, resulting in styling fused with function. The opacity of the side windows can be freely adjusted, providing occupants with expansive views of the surrounding scenery and a high level of privacy at night and in other situations. The color of the front face of the vehicle and luminescence patterns help identify from the outside whether the vehicle is being operated in its normal mode or in its autonomous driving mode, reflecting Lexus' pursuit of both a high level of styling and functionality. The exterior color 'voltaic sky' employs a leading-edge metal-infused coating to achieve a unique quality tinted by a touch of blue green. To manifest in a higher dimension Lexus' fundamental human-centered philosophy, the cockpit was designed based on the new Lexus concept of "Tazuna." Inspired by how a single rein can be used to achieve mutual understanding between horse and rider, the steering controller-mounted switches and head-up display have been coordinated to a high degree, creating a space that enables the driver to focus on driving while controlling various functions, such as the navigation and audio system and driving-mode
selection, without having to shift one's vision or operate manual switches. As an indication of the future image of a Tazuna cockpit, the LF-30 Electrified employs next-generation interfaces, such as gesture control and enhanced presentation of vehicle information through AR (augmented reality). The resulting interior is one that provides comfort and convenience for both driver and passengers. With the layout of the front passenger seat echoing that of a first-class seat on an airliner, the interior is one in which a sense of openness and a sense of envelopment coexist. All switches and other controls being comfortably within reach and a gesture-control large-screen display for the passenger seat add to the achievement of interior comfort and convenience. The rear seats use artificial muscle technology to mold to their occupant, and can support various modes such as reclining, relaxation, and alert functions. A Mark Levinson audio system creates a
next-generation listening environment, in which minute speaker control establishes ideal acoustic spaces for music listening pleasure for the driver and each passenger, and speakers built into the headrests not only provide an optimal audio environment but also have a noise-cancelling feature that contributes to enhanced quietness. A glass roof above the rear seats features voice control and a gesture controlled "SkyGate" display window that uses AR to display various types of information, such as a realistic star filled sky, user-favorite videos, and even navigation. In addition to its unique design, the interior also indicates the direction of next-generation luxury by using sustainable materials to reduce environmental burden. Yakisugi (charred cedar), a traditional Japanese material, is used in the floor and steering controller while recycled metal was processed into fibers for use in creating the pleated door trim. This approach expresses Lexus' distinctiveness and innovative spirit. To achieve a fundamental leap in vehicle performance, handling, control and driver enjoyment, the LF-30 employs numerous state-of-the-art technologies even beyond advanced posture control. In-wheel electric motors for each of the vehicle's four wheels and low positioning of the battery enable better handling of inertia and high-level driving performance. Autonomous driving technologies and drone support vehicle technologies look ahead to the year 2030 and the widely expanded value that vehicles can offer. Lexus Advanced Posture Control technology regulates the drive-power output from high-torque electric motors to adjust vehicle posture in tune with human sensibilities. Completely independent control of front and rear drive wheels allows appropriate provision of front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive, depending on the driving situation. Compact and lightweight drive-power units expand freedom in vehicle packaging and are used to enable the driver to enjoy ideal driving, regardless of the road surface or driving conditions. Positioning Lexus Advanced Posture Control technology as a core element of the 'Lexus Electrified' vision, Lexus intends to widely apply this technology throughout its lineup of electrified vehicles. The steer-by-wire system eliminates a mechanical connection to allow more flexible turning control depending on driving
conditions, and a more precise steering feel aligned with the driver's intention. It also contributes to a greater sense of openness by allowing the steering controller can be shifted forward and out of the way during autonomous driving. As a next-generation BEV, LF-30 uses wireless charging technology to simplify daily charging, and AI-based energy management to enable optimal distribution of electric power to both the vehicle and the home, and charging control coordinated with the user's daily schedule. Onboard AI distinguishes the voices of vehicle occupants, and uses personalized information stored on the driver's control key to serve as a partner. It facilitates the adjustment of elements of the interior environment, such as air temperature and audio, and the setting of navigation routes and destinations, while also making proposals for activities after arrival. It also understands the driver's preferences and helps them control the suspension and powertrain settings in real-time according to the driving scene. The LF-30 Electrified also carries the 'Lexus Airporter' drone-technology support vehicle. Using autonomous control, the Lexus Airporter is capable of such tasks as independently transporting baggage from a household doorstep to the vehicle's luggage area. Based on the latest autonomous driving technology concept of 'Lexus Teammate', the LF-30 Electrified features advanced driving support functions in the form of a Chauffeur mode and a Guardian mode. Occupants can enjoy both comfort and peace of mind during autonomous driving with advanced posture control technology being employed. Furthermore, a self-parking function and a front-door pickup function in which the LF-30 Electrified autonomously moves from driveway to doorstep provide an especially high level of convenience. In addition to the LF-30 Electrified exhibition, the Lexus booth at Tokyo Motor Show will contain "Lexus Senses theatre," a space where people can experience the "stimulation of the five senses." It consists of two experience spaces, audio and visual. In Theater 1, the sensual engine sound of Lexus LFA stimulates hearing with 360Â° 3D sound. Theater 2 offers a visually stimulating experience with the Lexus LC model by projection mapping - which changes its appearance according to the time of day and the viewing angle. In this booth layout you can appreciate the Lexus philosophy, while enjoying sensory stimulation through "real experience."
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REAL ESTATE | DEVELOPMENT
Photos by Colin Miller, Courtesy of HFZ Capital Group
HFZ Capital Group's 88 & 90 Lex Signs Record-Breaking Penthouse Deal 36
FZ Capital Group is pleased to announce a record-breaking deal at its luxury development, 88&90 Lex, a "happy coupling" of two distinct buildings in the heart of NoMad: one an art deco classic and the other a sleek and modern tower. A contract has been signed for the last Penthouse in 90 Lex, Penthouse A. Originally listed for $11M, the Penthouse sale would become the most expensive sale on Lexington Avenue in history. "We are pleased to announce the sale of our last Penthouse in 90 Lex," said Ziel Feldman, Chairman and Founder of HFZ Capital Group. "This reflects a major milestone that demonstrates the thoughtful design, desirable amenities and ideal location our buildings offer." Located inside 90 Lex, Penthouse A is a sprawling four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath corner residence that redefines urban indoor and outdoor living. As the building's crown jewel, newly constructed Penthouse A crowns the top of 90 Lex's existing structure and comprises an expansive layout framing a gracious, 38' x 18' private courtyard. With interiors by acclaimed architecture firm Workshop/APD, Penthouse A includes an open kitchen that cohesively flows into the living/dining room. 88&90 Lex was reimagined to seamlessly reflect the intersection of two distinct eras and architectural styles â€“ the pre-war and the post-war â€“ from 1927 to 1958. 88 Lex features high ceilings and gallery-inspired art walls, while 90 Lex presents graciously scaled living areas, and clean lines that accentuate the floor-to-ceiling windows. The unique buildings, combined into a single living experience, offer a collection of condominium residences that range from spacious studio- to four-bedroom units to Maisonettes and Penthouses. Residents have exclusive access to approximately 10,000 square feet of private amenities for health, wellness and leisure. A 60-foot L-shaped swimming pool and adjacent whirlpool are situated beneath a sunlit atrium for a wealth of warm, natural light. Additional lifestyle amenities include a residents' lounge and screening room, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a children's playroom. For additional information, please visit www.88and90Lex.com.
REAL ESTATE | MARKET TRENDS
2020 Begins with Lowest Housing Inventory inTwo Years Price Growth is Accelerating Faster Than National Average in Markets with The Largest Inventory Declines - Inventory across the U.S. declined by 12 percent year-over-year in December - The December U.S. median listing price was $299,950, up 3 percent year-over-year - Nationally, homes sold in 79 days in December, two days more quickly than last year
December saw the largest year-over-year decline of housing inventory in almost three years with a dramatic 12 percent decline, pushing the number of homes for sale in the U.S. to the lowest level since January 2018 according to the December 2019 Housing Trends report released today by realtor.com. Based on realtor.com's analysis, the inventory decline is accelerating across all price levels, including the luxury market. In December, inventory of homes priced under $200,000 declined by 18.1 percent year-over-year, higher than the 16.5 percent drop in November. Mid-tier housing priced between $200,000 and $750,000 also declined at an accelerated pace, up 10.2 percent year-over-year compared to November's decline of 7.4 percent. Listings of homes priced over $1 million shrunk by 4.4 percent year-over-year, up from nearly 2 percent in November. "The market is struggling with a large housing undersupply just as 4.8 million millennials are reaching 30-years of age in 2020, a prime age for many to purchase their first home," according to realtor.com Senior Economist, George Ratiu. "The significant inventory drop we saw in December is a harbinger of the continuing imbalance expected to plague this year's markets, as the number of homes for sale are poised to reach historically low levels." The inventory shortage gripping the U.S. housing market is showing no signs of slowing anytime soon. December's 12 percent year-over-year inventory decline is an acceleration from November's drop of 9.5 percent and equates to a loss of nearly 155,000 listings compared to December 2018. Additionally, new listings are failing to restore
the market to equilibrium as the volume of newly listed properties also declined by 11.2 percent year-over-year. On a local level, the tech havens of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.; Seattle-Tacoma Bellevue, Wash; and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif. all saw inventory declines of more than 30 percent in December as well as listing price growth above the national median. Only three of the 50 largest U.S. metros saw inventory increase over the year: San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas (+8.8 percent); Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis. (+7.4 percent); and Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nev. (+4.8 percent), which all had year-over-year declines in their median listing prices. Overall, the median U.S. listing price grew by 3 percent, to $299,950 in December, which is a deceleration compared to last month, when the median listing price grew by 3.6 percent over the year. At the same time, price growth is continuing to heat up in metros where inventory declines were greatest in December. Of the 50 largest U.S. metros, 42 saw year-over-year gains in median listing prices, with 33 of the 50 growing faster than the national rate and 12 of those growing faster than December 2017's rate of 8.2 percent. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif. (+21.0 percent); Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. (+13.1 percent); and Birmingham-Hoover, Ala. (+11.1 percent); posted the highest year-over-year median list price growth in December. All three markets also saw double-digit declines in their housing inventories. The steepest price declines were seen in Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky.-Ind. (-5.0 percent); Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis. (-4.1 percent); and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugarland, Texas (-2.9 percent). In December, 13.2 percent of active listings saw their listing prices reduced, virtually unchanged from a year ago. Among the nation's 50 largest metros, 15 saw an increase in their share of price reductions compared to this time last year. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Ore.-Wash. saw the greatest increase in the share of price reductions in November, up 14.7 percent year-over-year. It was followed by Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Ind. (+3.1 percent) and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugarland, Texas (+2.6 percent). Nationally, homes sold in 79 days in December 2019, two days more quickly than December 2018. However, in the 50 largest U.S. metros, the typical home sold at a nearly identical pace. Raleigh, N.C.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Rochester, N.Y.; saw the largest decreases in days on market with properties spending 13, 11, and 8 fewer days on the market than last year, respectively. Meanwhile, properties in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif.; Buffalo Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H.; sold 22, 10, and 9 days more slowly, respectively.
TRAVEL | LEISURE
Photos Courtesy of Palmaïa, The House of AïAw
Palmaïa, The House of AïA An Exclusive New Beach Enclave in the Riveria Maya The Newly Constructed Ocean-Front Resort Delivers a Distinctive Retreat Through Immersive Programming and an Ethos of Sustainability Palmaïa, The House of AïA, invites guests to celebrate the complexity of the Riviera Maya while reconnecting with nature, the sanctity of life, and the true human spirit. In a region dotted with resorts and hotels, Palmaïa stands apart with its location between a pristine white sand beach and cool-water cenotes on the cusp of the undisturbed jungle, and thoughtful programming created for guests to explore and step outside their usual comfort zones. The founder and visionary behind Palmaïa, Alexander Ferri, designed the resort experience after his own way of living, with the belief
that inner exploration and respect for nature and community is key to bringing people together to create meaningful change. The resort is a place where visitors can seek personal growth through the property's curated rituals and deep connecting ceremonies. One of the jewels of the experience is the Architects of Life program led by the in-house Shaman Balder. Alongside hand-selected visiting teachers and guides, Balder will lead guests through rituals such as cacao ceremonies, yoga, multi vibrational sound healing,
meditation, plant ceremonies, and ancient practices that inspire reflection, exploration, and connection. The resort will also feature a Rituals of Sound program that pays homage to the music environment of Tulum and Mykonos, but in a more exclusive relaxed setting available only to guests. Palmaïa will become a stage for creative experimental musicians who will transport guests through curated deep beats, and deep-fusion electronic music with acoustic overlays. These music rituals will take place in various forms daily from 4 p.m. until midnight allowing all ages to enjoy some conscious fun. "There is a growing community of unconventional thinkers and spiritual seekers that gather in small communities around the world to embrace creativity, music and the environment. Together we are creating a new modern collective consciousness," said Ferri. "Palmaïa was designed to be one of these gathering points, and currently the only natural, forward thinking beach enclave of its kind. A safe place where we can create positive change within the boundaries of modern society." Perfectly matched to its surroundings of the Caribbean Sea and jungle, Palmaïa offers travelers all oceanfront suites, each with its own private terrace for views of the Caribbean ocean in seven distinctive layouts. They include suites for families with bunk-bedding for children as well as open plan suites for adults, suites with swim-out access to one of the hotel's four infinity pools; and suites nestled among the ocean-side jungle - all designed sustainably and without the use of animal products. A Nomadic Guide will be assigned to each traveler to attend to guests needs throughout the stay, and for parents, Palmaïa operates the only holistic fun children's activities program in hospitality run by certified Waldorf Educators. While on property, guests can dine from a selection of four restaurants along with a rotating food truck, each serving ethically sourced food from trusted farms and fisheries around Mexico. Executive Chef Eugenio Villafaña, who has trained at
numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, oversees the culinary programming. This includes creating parallel plant-based menus for each dining venue, a unique culinary offering in Riviera Maya and throughout the hospitality industry. Leading the plant-based dining programming is Noma alumni, Mauricio Alvarez. The signature fine-dining restaurant LEK serves gastronomic Mexican; Mar de Olivio is a destination for redefined Mediterranean cuisine; and the Oriental-fusion restaurant Ume merges Thai and Continental cuisines for à la carte dinner experiences highlighting sensual fragrances, exotic flavors, and densely rich hues. Su Casa, an integrated beach bar and restaurant on the dunes offers a laid-back Caribbean beach ambiance, with toes-in-the-sand comforts while El Caminante, offers an authentic food truck experience with a daily rotating menu. Eolo Beach Club plays beats by visiting sound artists, two pool bars serve fresh fruit cocktails and custom creations based on guests' mood, and the exclusive Atlas Club creates libations late into the night and houses a Health Café where guests can relax in a more modern city loft environment while sipping matcha lattes and snacking on avo-toasts. The resort also includes a jungle spa, Atlantis, where ancient ceremonies like the storied Temazcal are included in the menu of services. At Atlantis, one is guided by the Book of the Nine Paths to Health, designed to treat emotions as root causes rather than physical pain. Treatment rooms feature floor to ceiling windows that look out onto the foliage and are immersed between natural cenotes used for rituals and meditation. The fitness center is also hidden in the jungle. Guided by the philosophy that personal growth is the path to connect with Nature, Palmaïa was conceptualized without disturbing the original landscape of nature. The resort was designed with sustainability in mind and strives to become one of the first true carbon-neutral properties in the world in 2021 by compensating the energy Palmaïa uses by building solar panels on the resort and in other parts of Mexico. Additionally, guests will not find plastic water bottles on property and all bathroom amenities will be refillable and made with 100% biodegradable ingredients and essential oils. For reservations and information about Palmaïa, The House of AïA, please visit www.thehouseofaia.com.
TRAVEL | LEISURE
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Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Opens on the Golden Shores of Malaysia Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas Announces the Opening of the Brand's First Luxury Hotel in Malaysia Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is ready to welcome discerning travelers to the golden shores of the country's south-eastern coastline with authentic luxury and indigenous-inspired hospitality. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is located along a pristine 17-kilometre beachfront facing the South China Sea, in a new high-end resort development that offers a range of luxury accommodation nestled in lush tropical gardens. Desaru Coast is in Johor Darul Ta'zim and spans over 16 square kilometers. It is near Iskandar Malaysia and is easily accessible via a 45-minute drive from Malaysia's Senai International Airport (JHB) and a two-hour drive from Singapore. Additionally, visitors from Singapore can travel to Desaru Coast by ferry, followed by a short drive.
The 108 key resort is comprised of 90 tastefully decorated en-suite deluxe rooms in low-rise traditional Malay buildings that overlook the gardens, lagoon and ocean. They are adorned with indigenous materials and fabrics, such as woven textiles, renowned Malaysian wicker elements and silhouettes of traditional Malay crafts. Thirteen stand-alone double story luxurious one- and two-bedroom pool villas are located around a lagoon. Their design draws heavily from traditional kampong houses that are designed to suit the tropical Malaysian climate with floor-to-ceiling windows, slanted carved wooden panels, louvres and vents under the roof, and wide-open doors that allow natural airflow to cool the interior.
Five expansive family sized three- and four-bedroom residences, ranging from 288 to 597 square meters, offer guests utmost privacy with an infinity pool, spacious contemporary living areas, full kitchens and chef and butler services. Additionally, Anantara Desaru Coast Residences' real estate portfolio comprises a further fifteen luxurious three- and four-bedroom beachfront residences for sale, starting from 1.75 million dollars. Managed and serviced by Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, the development offers the option for each owner to participate in a flexible resort-managed rental program and generate investment income when not in-residence. Dining at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is a gastronomic nod to fresh coastal dining with an array of options ranging from freshly caught seafood to flavors from across Asia and gourmet international dining, to Dining By Design, Anantara's private dining experience in exotic locales. Al fresco beachside dining is served with aplomb at the breezy, Sea. Fire.Salt. which specializes in succulent grilled seafood and steaks served beachside. The Turmeric restaurant serves authentic local Malaysian fare and delicious Thai, Chinese and international cuisine. The elevated Observatory Bar is set to become everyone's favorite hangout spot, enjoying 360-degree views of the lush resort and ocean and an extensive range of top wine and spirits, and imported cigars. Two swimming pools offer refreshing freshwater alternatives to the azure ocean waves, while kids and teenagers alike can laze the day away playing the latest high-tech games or partake in cross-cultural educational activities in separate dedicated clubs. A signature Anantara Spa and well-appointed health and fitness center offer wellness fanatics and adrenaline junkies a welcome respite to relax or revive. Attractions in the area include The Els Club Desaru Coast, comprised of two beautifully manicured golf courses that feature 45 holes in total.
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas' first venture into Malaysia, is a joint venture between the Bangkok-based international hotel group and its Malaysian partner, Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd. (TAR&H), a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Commenting on the opening of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, Mr. Thomas Meier, Minor Hotels' Senior Vice President of Operations â€“ Asia, said that the company is thrilled to be a part of one of Malaysia's most anticipated new tourism developments and to establish it as an international luxury destination. "We are all set to offer discerned travelers authentic Anantara luxury on Malaysia's golden shores," he concluded. For more information or to make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH | BEAUTY
Melt Hearts with These Valentines Day Lashes Written by Jennifer Gonzales
Tis the season of love, or tis the season for making others fall in love? How about falling in love with yourself? Being beautiful is full time work, but you are worth the time and investment. Aside from treating yourself to some fine wine and chocolates get ready to lash yourself this year.
Classic Lashes Not only are they lightweight and create more of a natural subtle look, it compliments your eyes no matter what color they are and still is able to create the look of a thicker lash line. What does classic lashes say about you? It simply states that you not only have confidence within yourself but the beauty that burns within, grabs the attention of others.
Flirty Lashes Being considered a popular look among eye lashes, flirty lashes are a great look for anyone who is looking to flatter or be flattered. What does flirty lashes say about you? You are mesmerizing, captivating and flirtatious. A perfect combination that will make this valentine one to remember.
Mink Lashes With a luxurious look and feel, mink lashes create more of a fuller and thicker look. These lashes are made for the bold. What does mink lashes say about you? You are made for the spotlight you are independent and arenâ€™t afraid to be noticed. A true attention grabber, you wonâ€™t have a hard time getting someone to notice you.
ENTERTAINMENT | NEWS
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Love on The Ledge
Skydeck Chicago Toasts to Love in the Sky 48
Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower, the breathtaking, thrilling observatory destination that was recently exclusively named a 2019 TripAdvisor Top Ten World's Most Popular Attraction, today announces its fifth annual "Love on The Ledge" social media contest. The distinguished event gives courageous couples the chance to tie the knot or renew their vows in a private, romantic ceremony high above the city at 1,353 feet in the sky. Up to four lucky couples will be chosen to hold a private wedding ceremony or vow renewal on the nation's highest observation deck, taking place the morning of Sunday, February 9, 2020. Each ceremony will be held on The Ledge at Skydeck, the observation deck's glass boxes that extend over 4 feet from the building's façade and offer unforgettable views of the city and skyline. "Skydeck is a place to make lasting memories, and we are thrilled to support couples in their ultimate celebration of love in such an exciting landmark in Chicago," says Skydeck General Manager Randy Stancik. "There's nothing like having the entire city beneath you to mark an extraordinary life experience." Each winning couple will enjoy a private 15-minute vow renewal or wedding ceremony with the Chicago skyline as the backdrop and can be accompanied by up to eight guests for the experience. In addition to sweeping, one-of-a-kind views of the city, Skydeck will be decked out with romantic floral and décor. Additionally, couples will receive a stay at Swissôtel in downtown Chicago for a pre-ceremony getaway, professional photos taken during the ceremony from atop the tallest building in Chicago and special offerings onsite, including breakfast and a champagne toast. Skydeck at Willis Tower boasts breathtaking views spanning up to 50 miles and four states and has seen more than 1,000 proposals, 116 weddings, 18 vow renewals and tens of thousands of dates at Skydeck and on The Ledge. For more information, please visit www.theskydeck.com. February 2020
ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD
Sweet, Luscious Snacks for
Love d Ones
Valentine’s Day naturally brings thoughts of hearts, flowers, sweetness and love. Because it also occurs during American Heart Month, it’s a perfect opportunity to start taking care of your own heart and the hearts of loved ones. Part of the charm of the day’s celebrations is in giving family and friends flavorful foods to enjoy from chocolates and candies to other sugary treats. However, the festivities don’t have to be completely focused on unhealthy bites in order to make someone feel special. This year, it can be easy to share in the fun of Valentine’s Day by serving those you love with sweet, seasonal treats. For example, these Frosted Watermelon Cutouts make for ideal snacks for children and adults alike whether it’s an after-school treat or a sweet dessert with just three ingredients, heart-shaped cookie cutters and minimal time spent in the kitchen. If you’re really looking to impress that special someone, this Watermelon and Chocolate Dessert Board calls for creativity and plenty of tasty morsels like berries, cashews, almonds and dark chocolate. Without any baking or cooking required, simply spread out the ingredients for a platter that’s just as visually appealing as it is appetizing. Both recipes include the benefits of watermelon, which boasts plenty of vitamin C to boost the immune system’s defenses as a cholesterol-free, fat-free and sodium-free food. Plus, watermelon draws its red color from the powerful antioxidant lycopene (12.7 mg per serving), which may help protect cells from damage, and the healthy treat is American Heart Association Heart-Check
Certified with just 80 calories per serving, making it the perfect centerpiece for Valentine’s Day recipes.
Frosted Watermelon Cutouts 1 seedless watermelon, cut into 1/2-3/4-inch thick slices 4 brownie bites 1 cup frosting (any flavor) Using heart-shaped cookie cutters, cut shapes out of watermelon slices or simply use cut watermelon wedges, if desired. Top heart shapes with brownie bites and add frosting as desired.
Watermelon and Chocolate Dessert Board Servings: 6-8
1/2 medium seedless watermelon, cut into wedges and cubes 1 cup fresh raspberries 1 cup fresh red cherries 1 cup strawberries, trimmed and halved 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup roasted, salted cashews 1 cup chocolate covered almonds 1 bar dark chocolate, broken into squares 1 cup coconut chips mint leaves, for garnish On serving board, arrange watermelon in center and surround with raspberries, cherries, strawberries, cranberries, cashews, almonds, chocolate and coconut chips. Scatter mint leaves around board for garnish. Find more Valentine’s Day inspiration and recipes at watermelon.org, courtesy of Family Features.
ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD
5th & Sky Rooftop Gardens & Lounge Delights Atop Downtown San Diego Written by Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor
Photos Courtesy of 5th & Sky Rooftop Gardens & Lounge
Often when I’m out-and-about in downtown San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter, I’m indelibly drawn to Theatre Box—a 73,000-square-foot luxury theatre, dining and entertainment complex encompassing one full city block. This collab between TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, and the Sugar Factory (with locations nationwide) has been epic. It not only launched TCL Chinese Theatre’s first luxury dine-in cinema, but also what’s become a hugely popular Sugar Factory confections, retail, gelato bar and café; the Sugar Factory American Brasserie eatery; and a sexy Chocolate Lounge where decadence reigns supreme. It’s no
surprise that celebs like Val Kilmer, Pitbull, Nick Cannon, Scott Disick, Sofia Richie, Evan Ross, Ashlee Simpson and Faithe Herman have famously spent time at the locale. Now adding to the allure of this downtown playground is 5th & Sky Rooftop Gardens & Lounge, a stylish rooftop restaurant and bar that debuted in August 2019. Offering elevated cocktails and crave-worthy cuisine in a lush, Japanese-style, open-air garden setting, at 5th & Sky you’ll be treated to spectacular views of downtown San Diego as well as the Coronado Bridge. It’s a fabulous place to eat, imbibe and socialize
under the stars. Various firepits warming the patio-style seating, an ever-buzzing sushi bar and a hand-painted mural by artist Kahori Maki further sets the mood of this venue’s chic communal space, where you’re likely to leave having more friends in your social circle than when you arrived. Given the Japanese orientation of the eatery, fresh sushi selections are the star of the show. Options unsurprisingly include the Gaslamp Roll, filled with crab, avocado and asparagus, topped with smoked filet mignon, avocado mousse, crispy shallots and unagi sauce. Other creative sushi selections include the Smoker Roll—a filling of cream cheese, avocado and smoked salmon topped with nori, smoked unagi and toasted sesame seeds; and the Gaudy Roll—a nori-filled delight with crab and cucumber, topped with ahi tuna, salmon, Hamachi and avocado. The sharing-friendly menu also boasts a bevy of signature small plates from the kitchen, many of which I’ve also personally sampled and savored. My favorites include the pork belly and citrus-marinated yellow watermelon pops with jalapeño-maple syrup; and the Hawaiian Bigeye tuna poke with mango, cucumber, seaweed cracker and house shoyu sauce atop sushi rice. Both had a decent amount of pepper-driven heat for those who like to keep it spicy. Also, a huge hit were the green shrimp ceviche mini tostadas topped with a generous portion of citrus-marinated shrimp, cucumber, cilantro, red onion, serrano pepper and a lime avocado mousse. From the land, my personal fav is the piquant BBQ short rib sliders with apple chipotle slaw—a plate of three savory samples you’ll surely long for later on. Had I any room to spare, I would have indulged in the white cheddar lobster mac and cheese—a dish rife with fresh lobster ensconced in a blend of white cheddar and fontina cooked in a creamy sauce. The food at 5th & Sky is certainly rivaled by its beverage program, which includes both traditional and some over-the-top cocktails all complemented by a curated wine list and local craft beer. Signature drinks to wet your whistle include the lychee martini, a combination of Belvedere vodka, yuzu, lychee and black cherry; spicy tamarind margarita, made with Don Julio Blanco tequila, tamarind vodka and lemon with Tajín rim; Oaxacan on Sunshine, a combination of Pierde Almas mezcal, Aperol, lemon and agave; and Double Black Smash, made with whisky, oranges, fresh berries and basil; among others.
The locale is open Thursday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Happy hour is offered from 4 to 6 p.m. daily, with half-priced cocktails and select appetizers. 5th & Sky also sets the mood for late-night energy, offering bottle service packages and often hosting various live DJs to keep the nightlife kicked into high gear. In all, 5th & Sky is a lovely addition to downtown San Diego—an elevated alfresco restaurant and bar experience offering an intimate setting to relax, mix and mingle amid the picturesque San Diego skyline.
About Merilee Kern, MBA As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist. As prolific consumer trends, lifestyle and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, Merilee keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme. The best-of-the-best across all product, service and travel categories—as well as noteworthy marketplace change makers, movers and shakers—are spotlighted in her exclusive cross-media platform that reaches multi-millions each month through several syndication channels: print and online publications as well as broadcast TV and terrestrial radio. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com / Instagram www. Instagram.com/LuxeListReviews / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor / Facebook www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList / LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.
ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD
Photos Courtesy of MGM Resorts International
Bellagio's Mayfair Supper Club Celebrates America's Appetite for The Spectacular Cuisine Inspired from Supper Clubs of Eras Past Takes Center Stage at Bellagio's New Fountain-side Dining Concept Boundary-breaking musical performances, towering seafood displays and the world's finest cuts of meat greet guests dining fountain-side at The Mayfair Supper Club, which opened at Bellagio Resort & Casino on New Year's Eve. Look inside The Mayfair Supper Club defying typical dinner service with an immersive and evolving entertainment experience centerstage of the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas. The CIGAR, The Mayfair Supper Club’s edible chocolate and hazelnut dessert showpiece arrives hickory-smoked under a glass cloche. The Mayfair Supper Club’s full-scale, live entertainment transports dining guests to the glamorous supper club world of yesteryear when music and cuisine intertwined in an all-night destination.
The Mayfair Supper Club’s classic Martini at Bellagio served with a choice of olives, twist or onion. Martin Brudnizki’s main dining room design at The Mayfair Supper Club draws inspiration from the whirlwind glamour of old Vegas and Hollywood, and the restaurant’s waterfront locale. The Mayfair Supper Club’s lead vocalist, LaShonda Reese, performs at Bellagio’s new fountain side dining concept that evolves from a swinging prohibition-era jazz club to a late-night dance party. Captivating guests with live entertainment, surprise performances and a coveted location overlooking the iconic Bellagio Fountains, The Mayfair evolves from a swinging prohibition-era jazz club to a late-night dance party. Guests are transported to www.HighRiseLife.com
A Glimpse into The Mayfair
the glamorous supper club world of yesteryear when music and cuisine intertwined in an all-night destination. Through a multi-act production by No Ceilings Entertainment and its creative team, The Mayfair defies typical dinner service with not only live music, but immersive, full-scale productions on stage and throughout the restaurant that make guests feel the show all around them. "Supper clubs of the mid-1900s were the foundation for our country's best artists and cuisine, which The Mayfair celebrates and modernizes for the 20s of today," said MGM Resorts International President of Events and Nightlife Sean Christie. "Combined with spectacular entertainment overlooking unrivaled views of the Bellagio Fountains, The Mayfair delivers an experience that can't be found anywhere else in the world." The stunning space by London and New York-based Martin Brudnizki Design Studios draws inspiration from the whirlwind glamour of old Vegas and Hollywood, and The Mayfair's waterfront locale. Guests are brought into a world inspired by mythology and tales of Neptune with elements such as a statement bar with a sea-green Murano glass canopy, coral-inspired wall lights, scalloped-edge banquettes, and a ceramic shell wall. Textures and colors are richly layered to create a decadent and sophisticated backdrop for an evening of dining and dancing. February 2020
•Menu. Indulgent appetizers kick off the night starting with the Wagyu Handroll with Caviar layered with horseradish cream, tonkatsu sauce and a glittering gold leaf. Headlining the evening are quintessential American entrees prepared tableside like the Mishima Farms Wagyu Prime Rib, which is slow roasted for seven hours. The Mayfair's curtain call features whimsical delights and visual extravaganzas exemplified by The CIGAR, an edible chocolate and hazelnut cigar showpiece that arrives hickory-smoked under a glass cloche. •Cocktails. The Mayfair introduces theatricality to American paradigm cocktails such as the Lemon Drop, topped with a citrus bubble that pops and releases scents enhancing the flavors of the drink. Additionally, four champagne cocktails are served with a split of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne to keep the libation flowing, such as the Julep made with Hennessy VSOP, apple cider syrup, burnt cinnamon and mint. •Nightly Entertainment. Entertainment evolves throughout the evening and the week to deliver new experiences for guests each time they visit. Dinner service begins with a world-class pianist filling the venue. As the sun sets, the energy rises with performances reminiscent of the showroom era of Las Vegas entertainment. The Mayfair's lead vocalists transport guests back through history with a multi-piece band to dazzle diners. As the evening continues, The Mayfair explodes with performances that immerse guests in the rule-breaking era of prohibition supper clubs with every performer, bartender and waiter joining the production. •Mayfair After Dark (Friday-Saturday from 11 p.m. – 3 a.m.). As the curtains close on traditional dinner hours, the vibe shifts for a fresh take on Las Vegas nightlife. Live musical acts and performances illuminate the evening for an all-night dance party. A late-night dinner menu featuring a variety of delicious offerings from steak and sushi to salads and desserts is available until 2 a.m. •Jazz Sundays. Every Sunday night, the Jazz Age reigns supreme. During Jazz Sundays, The Mayfair's band and vocalists serenade the dining room with original versions from the Great American Songbook, perfectly paired with the restaurant's contemporary take on American classic cuisine. •Creative Team. Along with No Ceilings founders Dennis Jauch, Kim Willecke and Phil Shaw, The Mayfair creative team includes Musical Director Jean-Francois Thibeault; Choreographer Dana Foglia; Costume Designer Charlie Le Mindu; Script Writers Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst; and Makeup Artist Romero Jennings, Director of Makeup at M.A.C. Cosmetics. The Mayfair Supper Club is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 3 a.m. For more information, please visit The Mayfair Supper Club's website.
ART | CULTURE
Photo by Carol Bove, Photos Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner
Renowned Artist Carol Bove Installs Sculptures on Claremont McKenna College Campus Four sculptures from the internationally renowned artist Carol Bove was unveiled the week of January 13 just outside Collins Dining Hall as the latest addition to Claremont McKenna College's distinguished public art collection. The sculptures—two created for Claremont McKenna and two previously exhibited to great acclaim in New York and Leeds, England—are a mixture of found metal, steel beams, petrified wood, and painted and polished stainless-steel tubing. Together they comprise Bove's most extensive permanent public installation to date. "We are getting to a critical mass of public art," said Trustee Christopher Walker '69, chair of Claremont McKenna's Public Art Committee, who commissioned and funded the Bove sculptures on the Claremont McKenna campus. Bove's sculptures will join three other works installed in recent years to create a diagonal swath of significant public art on the Claremont McKenna campus: • an imposing painted and neon tube abstract mural by Mary Weatherford (b. 1963), titled "From the Mountain to the Sea," in the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum; • an untitled 40-foot white-painted stainless-steel totem between Appleby and Phillips Halls, one of the last works created by celebrated artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015); • and "Meet in the Middle," a sculpture of streetlights and benches in front of Roberts Pavilion, created by the conceptual artist Chris Burden (1945-2015). The Bove sculptures were chosen by an art advisory panel of Trustees and prominent curators after reviewing proposals of four noteworthy artists. Each artist visited campus in the spring and summer of 2018 and selected a site for a proposed work, then submitted a formal presentation to the art advisory panel. Bove "instantly loved the site" on the quad outside Collins Dining Hall, Walker recalled, "among the four proposals, each on its own unique and creative, the panel was clearly drawn to Carol's creative vision for the Claremont McKenna campus, voting unanimously for its approval." Walker, an avid art collector who has donated and loaned many pieces to Claremont McKenna, praised President Hiram E. Chodosh for his enthusiastic support. "Hiram is a true visionary and appreciates how art makes a campus special," he said.
Chodosh said the Bove sculptures "unleash the power to disrupt and inspire our engagement with the physical environment in which we live and learn." Walker, who has served on the Boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles) owns art by three of the four artists who made presentations, he has a Bove piece, "Cutting Corners," inside his Los Angeles home. He had previously met Bove at art fairs, and in summer 2018 saw her exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery in London. "It is the right moment in her career to have her first big public art commission in the heart of the campus," Walker said. Although Bove has two sculptures installed at the sculpture park at The Contemporary Austin in Texas—and has had several outdoor exhibitions, including on New York City's High Line—the Claremont McKenna sculptures are only her second public installation on the West Coast (the other is a white, looping, steel sculpture, titled "IO," commissioned by the city of Beverly Hills). Philipp Kaiser, a well-known curator and the chief executive director of artists and programs at Marian Goodman Galleries in New York, Paris, and London, acted as a consultant to the committee. A former distinguished fellow in the humanities at Claremont McKenna, Kaiser has been following Bove's work for more than 15 years as he served on exhibition juries. He has seen her go through different creative phases. "She's a remarkable artist," Kaiser said. He calls her large-scale pieces "both sensual and refined" and said that they make a bold claim for autonomous sculpture but are at the same time relational and talk to each other. "It's sculpture about sculpture."
neighborhood of Los Angeles. Owner Chris Grant has worked with Bove for five years. Standard Sculpture also is modifying the other three sculptures, which have previously been exhibited elsewhere, with new metal components to connect to footings for their permanent installation at Claremont McKenna. The four sculptures to be installed beginning on January 13 and over the course of three days, with the artist present on the initial day, are: • "The Enigma of Pleasure" (2019). Made for Claremont McKenna, this work includes scrap metal left in its rusted state, folded and crushed steel that has been painted orange, and a highly polished black steel disc. It is 80-inches high by 74-inches long and 46-inches wide. • "Cretaceous" (2014). A second sculpture made from rusted mild (low carbon) steel and ancient petrified wood, this work was first shown in a joint Carol Bove/Carlo Scarpa exhibition that opened at the Museion Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Italy, in 2014. • "Lingam" (2015). Made of steel I-beams and 16-million-year old petrified wood, this installation was first exhibited in 2015 at David Zwirner in London as part of the artist's solo presentation The Plastic Unit. • "Four Loops" (2019). This white, looping tubular glyph was created for CLAREMONT MCKENNA. Measuring 267-inches long by 79-inches high and 34-inches wide, the loops will appear to float in space. They are constructed from 8-inch diameter stainless-steel pipes that are bent by multiple tons of hydraulic force. The raw steel is coated with many layers of sealant and liquid urethane and has been sanded and polished to a mirror reflective surface.
Bove's recent sculptures to be installed at Claremont McKenna incorporate both found metal, gleaned from shipyards and scrap yards, and manipulated stainless steel tubing. Some of the tubing is crushed or folded, then painted, resulting in what critics describe as an almost fabric or clay-like appearance.
A catalog about the Bove sculptures at Claremont McKenna will be published in spring 2020, featuring an essay written by professor and chair of UCLA's art history department Miwon Kwon and a conversation between the artist and Philipp Kaiser. Similar catalogs were published at the time of the Ellsworth Kelly, Chris Burden, and Mary Weatherford installations. The Kelly and Burden sculptures were donations from Trustee George Roberts '66, P '93. The Weatherford mural was acquired for the College by a group of trustees on the Public Art Committee in 2014.
Her looping, tubular pieces are part of a family of sculptures that Bove calls "glyphs" (a glyph is a hieroglyphic character or symbol.)
Walker summed up the committee's philosophy concerning public art acquisitions for Claremont McKenna.
In the catalog published for Bove's 2016 exhibition Polka Dots, arts scholar and curator Johanna Burton describes Bove's work this way:
"We're not going to have a museum. We're not going to have a sculpture garden," he said. "These sculptures along with other present and future public art loans, gifts, and acquisitions throughout the campus are going to be part of the academic life at Claremont McKenna." To that end, Walker said, confetti seating will be installed near the Bove installation next summer so that students can contemplate the sculptures at length.
"The raw, found steel tends toward the lyrical in the way only things made by chance can be in an effort to destroy or minimize massive lengths of junk steel, tools that compress or shred can lead to aesthetic results. Finally, the modified square tubes, prodded into shapes with a custom hydraulic press, are often dressed in paint that so fully melds with the metal as to look like its skin." One of the four sculptures that are to be installed were engineered and fabricated at Standard Sculpture in the Glassell Park
"Chris Walker's extraordinary generosity and leadership and Carol Bove's vision and brilliant creativity join here to put the public arts in the heart of the liberal arts at Claremont McKenna," said Chodosh.
CALENDAR February 1st, 2020 SANTANA – House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV. Santana is masterful with taking the audience to new heights of happiness with several blues songs written by greats like B.B. King and when they tear into Who Do You Love you will find yourself singing along and jumping to deep guitar riffs.
February 2nd, 2020 San Francisco Half Marathon – San Francisco, CA. The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon is a runners’ favorite for its scenery and value. A fast and certified course through San Francisco’s scenic Golden Gate Park, the race has been selected as Road Race of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America several times. After the race, follow the runners and walkers into the post-race area for food, drinks, free massages, and other offerings.
February 2nd, 2020 Big Game Watch Party – Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, NV. Pick your team, throw on your jersey and head on over to the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip for the Big Game Watch Party.
February 6th-9th, 2020 LA Art Show– Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA. L.A. Art Show fills a giant space with modern and contemporary art from 100 galleries in 18 countries at Los Angeles Convention Center. Littletopia is a popular section with humorous and irreverent artwork.
February 7th- 16th, 2020
February 9th, 2020
Beer Week – San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco, CA.
Academy Awards – Hollywood, CA.
If you're a lover of experiences and socializing, there's probably an event for you! Enjoy hundreds of tasting events, brunches, and dinners during SF Beer Week.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the best films of last year and the people who created them at the Academy Awards, viewed by invitation-only at Dolby Theatre and live on television.
February 23rd, 2020
February 28th, 2020
Fashion Show + Afterparty – W Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA.
Great Wines of Italy-Beverly Hills Grand Tasting – Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA.
Raging Runways promises festival fashion, DJ music, a fire-filled half time show, aerial silk performers, and clothing vendors on the rooftop of W Hollywood for age 21+. Watch as we transform the rooftop of the iconic W Hotel into a “Raging Wonderland.” Our Fashion Show & Festival Marketplace will feature your favorite festival brands & accessories sold on site, a fire-filled half time show, glitter station and some of Desert Hearts hottest DJ's.
The annual wine tasting extravaganza is Beverly Hills’ largest premium Italian wine event, with more than 70 top-tier Italian producers on showcase. Taste Italy’s best wines with internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling.
SOCIAL | EVENTS
KRUG CHAMPAGNE TASTING The house of Krug invited guest to a Krug tasting around their most recent creation Krug 2006 with Krug US Ambassador Roberto Loppi set inside one of the awe-inspiring units at One Queensridge Place. The event was sponsored by Char Luxury Real Estate & Cirrus Aviation.
One Queensridge Place, Las Vegas, NV. December 10th, 2019 Photos by Ashok Photography
Fusion in the Color of Passion Red Magic | Big Bang MP-11 Drawing the gaze with its striking bright red case in high-tech ceramic, entirely developed and produced by Hublot... This model reinvents horological performance, with a manufacture movement offering an unparalleled power reserve of 14 days via seven barrels which are visible from the dial side. Available in a limited edition of 100 pieces, the new Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic embodies the full splendor of Hublot's Art of Fusion.
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Hublot is adorning the Big Bang\ MP-11with its exclusive red ceramic symbolizing passion, power, endeavor and glory. Fully polished, this original case and bezel material offers a distinctive contrast with the iconic H-shaped screws of the Big Bang in black titanium, and with the crown and the strap in black rubber â€“ another of the manufactureâ€™s signatures. The result: a bold, striking and innovative design in the true spirit of Hublot. www.hublot.com
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SKY LAS VEGAS HOLIDAY PARTY Residents enjoyed a memorable evening filled with delicious food and live entertainment by Illusion Entertainment at the annual Sky Las Vegas holiday party. The Residents captured the night in a photo booth sponsored by Char Luxury Real Estate. There was something for everyone to take home from this spirited, good-willed evening with gifts donated by vendors who provide service to the building.
Sky Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. December 14th, 2019 Photos by LV Photo
SOCIAL | EVENTS
WHISTLEPIG CELEBRATED THE ANTICIPATED ARRIVAL OF PIGGYBACK RYE TO NEVADA Hosted by Samuel Bracamontes the event took place at the historic Mansion 54 in the heart of downtown Las Vegas where hundreds of local attendees welcomed PiggyBack Rye.
Mansion 54, Las Vegas, NV. January 15th, 2020 Photos by Carlos Macias
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