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COVER Heidi Holly
Thriving Entrepreneur & Real Estate Expert Editorial by Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-Chief
Makeup: Beatriz Ruiz Hair Stylist: Blanca Davila Photo by: Ella Gagiano Studios
Louis Vuitton Exotics Caravan at Las Vegas City Center
Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Debuts
Tory Burch Inspires Next Generation of Creative Talent at SCAD Hong Kong
The MGM Resorts Foundation Announces the 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference
12th Annual Power of Women Luncheon
Are You a Successful Woman?
By Carol Townsend
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3 Reasons Women Over 40 Shouldn’t Worry About Being Single Natalia Denegri is among 'The 25 Most Powerful Women' in People en Español
5 Spring Beauty Saviors
Balayage Vs.Ombré:What’s the Difference and Which Is Best ForYou?
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston Debuts as New Epicenter of Glamour
Yardbird SouthernTable & Bar Opens New Outpost April 2018
Real Estate Market Trends
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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Selcen Kavruklar Carol Townsend Yelena Brezhneva Jennifer Gonzales Merilee Kern
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Dear readers, Welcome to our April Women’s Issue. In our experience, the best advice of all comes from those who have been there. Women who had big, dreams—and achieved them. Who have gathered wisdom, experience, and success along the way. So, we turned our attention to—intelligent, influential, and inspiring women who’ve had successful careers—to share with us some amazing advice from the lessons they’ve learned. On our cover, we have thriving entrepreneur and real estate expert Heidi Holly, who is the Principal Broker/ Owner of LifestyleLV. Heidi Holly, is well on her way to be one of the most noted purveyors of homes in the Las Vegas real estate market, leading a remarkable team of women. In our interview, Heidi gives us valuable insight into being a successful businesswoman. We were further inspired by, CEO of American lifestyle brand, Tory Burch, who visited the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Hong Kong and shared her
entrepreneurial journey and global success with students. Tory Burch also highlighted the brand’s commitment to social responsibility and the Tory Burch Foundation, which aims to empower women entrepreneurs. She spoke about the Foundation’s global #EmbraceAmbition campaign that encourages women to embrace ambition. As we transition into spring, it’s time to give your beauty regime an overhaul. Turn to page 44, for the perfect spring beauty saviors for you to look your best this season. Here’s to all the women in your life who have contributed to your success, lifted you up, and inspired you and others in your community! Best wishes,
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D-ZYN CORNER Written by Carol Townsend, A.S.I.D. Interior Designer
Spring has Sprung… While our neighbors in the east are still fighting the cold winter, we are looking at sunny skies, warm temperatures, and budding plants. What can we do to revive our living spaces for a change of season? A recent visit to the markets say Big, Bold, and Beautiful is the key to this year’s trends. Throw your idea of what looks balanced out the window. Your space in the tower may look large because of high ceilings, but the space for furniture may be your challenge.
A huge rope, knotted and entwined on itself, hanging from the ceiling adds flair and texture to the space. You could even vine in some greenery to bring in life. How about that huge wall, opposite your media wall? Voila! Have you seen recent digital creations based on pictures you may have taken on some of your trips? There are some great industry leaders, taking those pictures, blowing them up, and making murals out of them. What a great way for you to bring one of your most memorable pictures to life in your home.
Let’s talk. There are so many furniture pieces today that are high on current style but sized for the new smaller spaces we see. Comfort is built into the smaller packages.
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StageThis Interior Design Want to add a water concept? I recently saw on the cover of a design magazine a mural depicting one of their client’s grandchildren, and out of the mouths of two of them, water is pouring forth. There are so many ways to get creative in your space. Recently, one of my clients showed me a picture she took from their balcony, looking over the Las Vegas strip. It was as good, or even better than some professional shots I’ve seen. There is a new company that will recreate the photos on wall sized glass sheets, creating a three-dimensional look not available on the large canvas art. We can mount LED lighting behind the glass, so that at night the lights of Las Vegas come alive on her wall.
And you know early Las Vegas was known for it’s (tacky) pink flamingos in people’s front yards…well I recently saw an twelve-foot flamingo, straddling a stairwell into a loft, and boy oh boy it was a fun look. The ways in which you can focus your friends’ and family on special artwork are endless. Look for some huge, and I mean huge, offerings at Design’s by Simmons on 1250 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89146. They have some over the top accessories that will add pizazz to any room décor. Come on out of the box, and let’s get creative.
FASHION | TRENDS
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Louis Vuitton Exotics Caravan at Las Vegas City Center Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce an exclusive exotics event at our Las Vegas City Center location from April 23 rd to May 7th. Clients will have access to our most extraordinary exotic leathergoods selection, handcrafted at our Louis Vuitton workshops in France. 18
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These rare and unique exotics are presented in our Capucines, City Steamer, and Twist. The Capucines expresses refinement with its elegant design. The City Steamer inspired by the iconic steamer luggage and Twist bag inspired by the Trapeze clutch reimagined by Nicolas Ghesquiere are now classics on their own. Each style’s shape is perfect for celebrating the delicate details of the exotic skin. In addition to this exclusive collection, clients will have the opportunity to further explore our made-to-order crocodile program, where they are invited to choose from four iconic shapes: the Alma, Capucines, City Steamer, and Twist, and 2 1 different colorways to create their own spectacular one-of-a-kind bag. Three colorways: the Sienne, Blanc, and Rose Peony, will be new offers for the Spring and available during the event. Louis Vuitton Exotics Caravan Louis Vuitton Las Vegas City Center 3720 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 103 Las Vegas, Nevada 89158
About Louis Vuitton Since 1 854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry, fragrance and stationery. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship. For further information: www.louisvuitton.com
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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Debuts Concept study of the first Porsche “Cross-Utility Vehicle” celebrates its world premiere The presentation of the Mission E Cross Turismo from Porsche at the Geneva Motor Show is a concept study of an electrically-powered “Cross-Utility Vehicle.” Designed for individuals with an active lifestyle, the demand-controlled all-wheel drive easily handles varied weather conditions for practical year-round use. The interior offers plenty of cargo space while an exterior mounting system offers a solution for larger items like surfboards or bicycles. The four-seater features an emotional design with striking off-road elements as well as a new display and control concept with touchscreens and eye tracking. The concept vehicle, which is 194.8 inches long, uses 800-volt fast-charging and can also be charged via induction or a charging dock and integrates seamlessly with a Porsche home energy management system. The road-ready Mission E Cross Turismo is a continuation of the Mission E study that Porsche presented at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) in 2015.
THE DESIGN: UNMISTAKABLE PORSCHE DNA With a low hood between powerfully curved fenders, the front of the Mission E Cross Turismo has ties to the Porsche 911. The vertical air intakes at the front, known as “air curtains,” provide one of the striking design features. Matrix Design LED headlights represent another style highlight. The typical Porsche four-point daytime running lights have been developed into narrow, three-dimensional glass elements. Embedded in four floating fenders, these lights also feature the new four-point turn signal. Off-road design elements include rugged wheel arches and door sills, a striking front spoiler and rear fascia, and a ground clearance indicative of the ability to travel on and off paved roads. The fly line is marked by a sporty roofline that tapers towards the rear, echoing the Panamera Sport Turismo. The dynamic design of the side windows is typical of Porsche style. The broad fenders and three-dimensional sidewalls with air outlets behind the front wheels reinforce the sporty crossover character of the 78.3-inch-wide concept vehicle. Distinctive side skirts with an off-road look and 20-inch wheels with 275/40 R 20 tires are among the vehicle’s other defining features.
THE VERSATILITY: EQUIPPED FOR ALL MOBILITY NEEDS The Mission E Cross Turismo gives an insight into how a series-production Turismo variant with cross-utility attributes suitable in equal measure for traveling, everyday life, and adventure could look. The 55.9-inch-tall four-seat concept is designed to be versatile. For example, a hatch is integrated into the backrests of the two individual seats in the rear to make loading long objects like skis easier. The backrests themselves can also fold. In the luggage compartment, there is a rail system with adjustable and removable belts to stow objects quickly and securely.
THE INTERIOR: VISIBLE LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES The interior features a new interpretation of classic Porsche elements for the digital age. For example, the instrument panel emphasizes the width of the vehicle with
With its exclusive Light Grey Metallic paint, the study is also immediately recognizable as a Porsche from the back. In addition to the flow-through roof spoiler, the vehicle also features a full-length light strip. The Porsche lettering illuminated in white is embedded in a three-dimensional cover with a circuit path graphic. The “E” in the “Porsche” lettering pulsates when the vehicle is charging, and the circuit paths illuminate, giving customers a tangible sense of the energy flow. The large panoramic glass roof extending from the windshield to the tailgate delivers a generous feeling of spaciousness.
Photos courtesy Porsche Cars North America, Inc. a wing-shaped top and bottom section. The dashboard has a clear horizontal arrangement with a wide display for the driver and front passenger. The free-standing instrument cluster is curved and angled towards the driver and consists of three circular display fields, digitally displayed on TFT screens. The center console between the front seats rises in the direction of the dashboard. The design elements in the interior also include visible lightweight structures, such as the dashboard and the sporty seats reminiscent of bucket-type racing seats, which feature illuminated Porsche lettering. The door panels have 3D elements with a structured surface. Anodized trim pieces in Nordic Blue around the air vents and the window switches provide a contrast to the black Aniline leather and Light Grey two-tone interior. Ambient cabin lighting further compliments all the design elements.
THE POWERTRAIN: SPORTY E-PERFORMANCE MORE THAN 600 HP Two synchronous electric motors with a system output of over 600 hp (440 kW) accelerate the Mission E Cross Turismo to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds and to 200 kmh (124 mph) in under twelve seconds. This performance is in addition to a continuous power level that allows for multiple launches in succession without losing performance, which is unprecedented among electric vehicles. Demand-controlled all-wheel drive with April 2018
Porsche Torque Vectoring, which automatically distributes torque to the individual wheels, transfers the power to the road.
THE CHASSIS: ADAPTIVE AIR SUSPENSION FOR COMFORT AND AGILITY All-wheel steering contributes to the exemplary agility and stability of the Mission E Cross Turismo, while the adaptive air suspension allows an increased clearance of up to 1.86 inches (50 mm). Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) is another feature available on board. This system provides active roll stabilization and prevents lateral inclination of the vehicle when cornering. It also helps reduce lateral instability over bumpy terrain.
THE DISPLAY AND CONTROL CONCEPT: A UNIQUE USER EXPERIENCE A highlight of the Mission E Cross Turismo is a new display and control concept. Intuitive operation and information such as the head-up display optimally positioned in the driverâ€™s field of vision enhance the driving experience. And thanks to the new connectivity solutions, the vehicle can also be perfectly integrated into a digital lifestyle. The result is a unique user experience. There are many important display and control options.
DRIVER DISPLAY WITH EYE TRACKING: The instrument cluster is comprised of virtual fields. These are assigned to the categories of Porsche Connect, Performance, Drive, Energy, and Sport Chrono. Using a camera in the interior mirror, the eye-tracking system can recognize where the driver is looking. The displays that the driver is interested in are then moved to the foreground, while the others are reduced into the background accordingly because of looking away from them. The displays are operated using smart-touch controls on the steering wheel. Passenger display: This screen extends over the entire width of the passenger side. The passenger can operate various apps via eye tracking and touch technology, allowing access to functions like media, navigation, climate control, and contacts.
options from the air-conditioning system to navigation can be set in advance via a tablet, smartphone, or smartwatch.
Touch control: a field in the center console features detailed information menus.
A personal travel assistant Porsche Connect already offers more than 20 digital services and apps. In the Mission E Cross Turismo, Porsche is adding another called the “DestinationsApp,” which demonstrates additional benefits the digital platform could offer in the near future. Using this app, a weekend trip can be planned quickly and easily in just a few steps on a smartphone. The app suggests travel destinations, enables reservations to be made quickly and effortlessly, and handles route planning. The driver can even tailor the chassis of the Mission E Cross Turismo to the selected route via the “DestinationsApp,” as well as choosing the most suitable music, climate control, and ambient lighting for the journey.
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These screens are situated in the multifunctional window panels (for seat adjustment and seat comfort functions) as well as in the finless air vents on the right and left of the dashboard. By swiping left and right on these touchscreens, the ventilation strength can be adjusted.
The 800-volt architecture in the vehicle ensures that the lithium-ion battery is charged for an NEDC range of approximately 250 miles (400 kilometers) in around 15 minutes. The concept vehicle allows flexible charging both on the move and at home and is compatible with the fast-charging network that is being established on European roads as part of the IONITY joint venture. At home or the workplace, the Mission E Cross Turismo can be charged via induction technology, and at home with a charging dock that can work in conjunction with the Porsche home energy management system. The latter option can be combined with the home’s own photovoltaic system to recharge using solar energy.
The “smart cabin” approach simplifies operation. The vehicle settings, interior climate, and ambient lighting are all automatically adjusted to the wishes of the occupants and the respective driving situation. The driver can also access a variety of information and adjust settings away from the vehicle: Customization Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Technical Information Two permanently excited synchronous motors hp / 440 kW 600 Demand-Controlled All-Wheel Drive seconds 3.5 seconds 12 < inches 194.8 inches 78.3 inches 55.9 inch 20 R20 274/40
Propulsion Electric Motor Output Drive Type )Acceleration (0-100 kmh )Acceleration (0-200 kmh Length Width Vehicle Height Wheel size Tire size
About Porsche Cars North America, Inc. | One Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354 USA: Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman; Macan and Cayenne; and Panamera. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6-mile driver development track, business center, and fine dining restaurant, 356. The company operates a second Porsche Experience Center near Los Angeles. That 53-acre complex features a driver development track with eight educational modules totaling 4.1 miles, a business center, and Restaurant 917. PCNA employs over 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 189 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the Porsche brand’s 70-year history of leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety, and efficiency. PCNA is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Source: Porsche Cars North America, Inc. At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000-plus motorsport wins to date. Follow us: twitter.com/porsche | facebook.com/porsche For Porsche apps: www.porsche.com/usa/entertainment/apps
WOMEN | INSPIRATION
Photo courtesy of SCAD Hong Kong, Tory Burch with SCAD HK Students
Tory Burch Inspires Next Generation of CreativeTalent at SCAD Hong Kong Spoke to students about her entrepreneurial journey, social responsibility and embracing ambition Chairman, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of American lifestyle brand, Tory Burch, visited the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Hong Kong for the first time on Friday, 9 March. The university for creative careers was honored to host the designer, who explored the UNESCO award-winning building and shared invaluable insights and experiences with the students. Following the celebration of her boutique opening at Alexandra House, Tory Burch talked to SCAD Hong Kong students about her entrepreneurial journey, from the company's launch in 2004 to her global business today. She also discussed navigating the changing retail and digital landscape.
Following the talk, SCAD Hong Kong's Luxury Fashion Management students had the unique opportunity to engage in one-on-one conversations with Tory Burch. The designer was highly impressed by the students' work, the innovative technology, creative learning environments and SCAD alumni and professor artwork adorning the walls throughout the Sham Shui Po campus.
Tory Burch also covered the brand's commitment to social responsibility and the Tory Burch Foundation, which aims to empower women entrepreneursâ€” a topic aligned with SCAD's dedication to equality and inclusion in higher education. She spoke about the Foundation's global #EmbraceAmbition campaign
SCAD's commitment to providing students with access to the best in class resources and connections have led to SCAD being recognized as No.1 for learning experience in Business of Fashion's "Global Fashion School" rankings.
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni employment rate. In a survey of Spring 2016 SCAD graduates, 98 percent of respondents reported being employed, pursuing further education or both within 10 months of graduation. The SCAD Collaborative Learning Center partners with leading global brands to offer authentic real-world collaborations and in-depth learning opportunities for SCAD students to research and solve challenging problems.
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, non-profit, accredited institution conferring bachelorâ€™s and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors and offers minors in more than 75 disciplines. With 35,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD is known as a thought leader, preparing graduates for professional success. At locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning, the diverse student body consists of nearly 14,000 students, from across the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Each student is nurtured and motivated by a faculty of nearly 700 professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience. These professors emphasize learning through individual attention in an inspiring university environment, and the innovative SCAD curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources.
that encourages women to embrace ambition. Inspired by Tory Burch's personal experience as a woman in business, the campaign aims to address the double standard that exists around ambition, often seen as a positive in men, and a negative in women.
Tory Burch Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Tory Burch. Launched in February 2004, the collection includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home, and fragrance. There are more than 200 Tory Burch boutiques across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia, and the brand is available at over 3,000 department and specialty stores worldwide and toryburch.com.
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The MGM Resorts Foundation Announces the 2018 Womenâ€™s Leadership Conference August 27 and 28, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas The event, which has drawn sell-out crowds, offers opportunities for development in leadership, career, and entrepreneurship, while exposing participants to networking and more
Photos courtesy of MGM Resorts Foundation The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is gearing up for the 12th annual Womenâ€™s Leadership Conference (WLC) on August 27 and 28 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The mission of the two-day event is to provide women, and men who attend, the developmental tools they need to continuously advance their lives and careers. The event had nearly 1,200 attendees last year and sold out early. Conference organizers are encouraging attendees to register early to ensure a seat and take
advantage of the early bird registration fee of $399. Early registration runs through April 27; after that, the cost will increase to $499. Registration includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures, a networking reception, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand. Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with others while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment of MGM Grand and other MGM Resorts attractions. Each year the event’s proceeds, after costs, are donated to a local nonprofit organization devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls. Last year The MGM Resorts Foundation donated 2016 conference proceeds to Dress for Success, Las Vegas Chapter. “We are thrilled to present our 12th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference. The growing popularity of this conference tells us how strong the demand is for forums that expand women’s personal and career skills development, present powerful women role models and thought leaders who express women’s perspectives and solutions to life and career challenges, and expose women to new peers and contacts,” said Phyllis A. James, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International. “No matter your frame of mind when you start this conference, you will learn something new and impactful by the time you leave this highly inspirational experience.” The conference, first established as the Women of Color Conference in 2007, was meant to provide women from all walks of life with education and development opportunities. Over the past decade, the event has grown, scope and reputation, drawing a devoted following. Over the years, men have played an increasingly important part in the conference, as supporters and attendees. Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference. For more information about the Women’s Leadership Conference, or to register, please visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org/WLC.
About MGM Resorts International: Dr. Margarita Lolis, M.D. is a board-certified cosmetic, medical dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon with over 20 years of experience. In her practice, she addresses common skin concerns such as acne prevention and treatment in both teens and adults, sun-damage, skin discoloration, wrinkles, changes to skin texture and loss of volume. On the medical side, she is a trusted expert in melanoma and over-all skin health. Dr. Lolis prides herself in honoring facial symmetry to deliver a natural look to her clients. She always recommends a healthy skin care regimen plus lifestyle habits that are aligned with her holistic approach to beauty. Dr. Lolis is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Society of Anti-aging. Her practice, Skin, Laser, and Surgery Specialists is in New York City and Bergen Country, New Jersey.
Makeup: Beatriz Ruiz Hair Stylist: Blanca Davila Photo by: Ella Gagiano Studios
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Thriving entrepreneur and real estate expert Heidi Holly, who with over a decade of experience helping homeowners has emerged as a top real estate agent with first-time homeowners through her unique philosophy of educating her clients. After experience in purchasing her first home, Heidi was inspired to create her own business to help first-time homeowners into the home of their dreams and guide them every step of the way. Heidi is the Principal Broker/Owner of LifestyleLV and has overseen countless first-time buyers as well as high-end transactions. She is well on her way to be one of the most noted purveyors of homes in the Las Vegas real estate market. LifestyleLV is an indomitable company that embodies the prestige and distinction of Heidi and her remarkable team of women. She brings to her firm a professional finesse that has been honed by over a decade of experience and numerous independent real estate projects. Heidi gives us valuable insight in our exclusive interview. Q: Can you tell us a little about your background? I’m originally from the Philippines. I was born in Manila and grew up in the city of Batangas in the Luzon Region. In September 1985, my family moved to the United States and we settled in the San Francisco Bay Area in the city of Fremont. I moved to Las Vegas in 2004 and it’s been my home ever since. Q: How did you get involved with real estate? My real estate interests began in California. Before I moved to Las Vegas, I had bought and sold my own properties in the Bay Area. In 2003, I had made an offer to buy a condo in Poipu, Hawaii that got rejected. This turned my interest to Las Vegas when a friend recommended buying into the real estate market. That’s when my real estate career really got started. I acquired a real estate license and bought my first home in the beginning of 2005. Eleven years later, I opened my own brokerage, LifestyleLV. Q: Can you tell us about LifestyleLV? Since the day I became a Realtor I knew I wanted to open my own real estate brokerage. I even hired a marketing team in 2005 to help find a name that suited my practice. In 2007, I registered the name LifestyleLV. I finally opened LifestyleLV as a fully operational real estate brokerage in May 2016. It’s almost been two years since our launch. I’m very proud of what my team and I have been able to accomplish in that time. We are in the Town Square shopping center, south of the Las Vegas Strip. We cater to all areas across the Valley, even the High Rises and other April 2018
condominium communities. We work with buyers and sellers, and help investors manage their rental properties. LifestyleLV was founded on several Core Principles, including unparalleled customer service, hard work, perseverance, and honesty. Every agent at LifestyleLV exemplifies these traits; it’s part of being on our team. There’s nothing new to these principles, but when they’re honestly applied, I believe it makes a huge difference in our—or any—business. Q: What do you think of current real estate market trends? The Las Vegas real estate market is on the rise and very hot at the moment. Sale prices are going up and so are the rental prices. It’s a great time to be in the business. Q: Do you think it is a good time to invest in Las Vegas real estate? I believe that it is a great time to buy in Las Vegas. I pay close attention to our high-rise market. Las Vegas has gorgeous high-rises at prices you couldn’t find in other big cities like San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. As far as growth is concerned, there are major projects going on throughout the city that we expect to result in new residents and investors. I’m thinking of the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium and Resorts World, just to name a few. Q: What do you think has attributed to LifestyleLV 's success? LifestyleLV has amazing staff who truly enjoy working for the company and serving the people of Las Vegas. Our team feels like family. When LifestyleLV’s team sits down for a meeting, you can usually expect we’ll be having a lot of fun brainstorming marketing strategies and sales pipelines. Q: How do you feel about Las Vegas' transformation into a Sports/Entertainment Capital? I’m thrilled that Las Vegas has become a Sports and Entertainment capital in the U.S. Sports can be good for everyone’s morale— they bring everyone together regardless of political inclination or religious beliefs. Sports bridge social gaps that are otherwise hard to mend. The Las Vegas Raiders have been under the Las Vegas spotlight. It’s exciting! Locals and businesses love them. They give generous support to noble causes. I feel fortunate to know the members of the Raiders family and to be working with them through the transition to Las Vegas. The organization has been very gracious to us, and we will take care of them in return. Q: Can you tell us a little about your involvement in community projects? I am passionate about participating in community and charity projects. I especially have a soft spot for kids afflicted with cancer. LifestyleLV is collaborating with the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation to raise money that will help kids and their families cope with the cost of battling cancer. Q: What are some tips you would give to new home buyers? Start by finding a real estate company or agent who fits your personality, has a track record of success, and who listens to
Photo by: Ella Gagiano Studios your needs. If you find the right agent, the home search becomes so much simpler. An agent does more than present local listings or take families on house tours. They negotiate to get homebuyers better deals, they introduce new families to their future city and home and give feedback to help families know their options. I’ve got to say it. If you’re in the market now, call Lifestyle LV! We’ll take care of you. Q: Any new developments or exciting news you would like to share about LifestyleLV? The most exciting news from LifestyleLV is that we are growing. LifestyleLV is looking for agents who fit the profile of the core principles I mentioned earlier. We operate as a boutique firm, providing personalized and focused attention to each client. As I alluded to earlier, we are about more than just doing work for work’s sake. Our team incorporates a lot of fun into the job by finding networking events, attending galas, and making sure each meeting is intermingled with some fun. Q: Can you elaborate on leading a successful predominately women team? LifestyleLV consists entirely of women agents at the moment, but we are happy to welcome male agents also. We only have one man in our team, Daron Robinson, who is our Marketing Director and Business Developer. I can say that we enjoy the success of the predominantly women brokerage, but we are very thankful
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for Daron’s leadership in making sure LifestyleLV is not lagging in the Social Media scene and in the latest marketing strategy. Q: How do you feel as a female role model and as a successful business woman in real estate community? I am proud of what my team and I have built. From the beginning I wanted to create a personalized, boutique real estate firm that could help families and investors navigate the Vegas real estate market. In that way, LifestyleLV is already a success. I’m excited to watch our team continue to grow and achieve even more. Q: What would be one career advice you would give to young women in the workplace? I would advise young women to be themselves. Learn to say “no” and take charge of their careers. Always strive for perfection and for the best. If you want to build a business or achieve a certain position, work hard to achieve it. Success doesn’t come overnight, and it certainly won’t be handed to you. Hard work and diligence pay off, but don’t sacrifice your happiness or beliefs along the way. Once you are “there,” then you’ll have built up the tried and skills to delegate and help others find their own success.
Q: What woman inspires you and why? Condoleezza Rice is my greatest inspiration as a female entrepreneur. Gender or racial biases did not deter her. She worked hard just like everyone else to achieve success. I am a woman immigrant, so English was not my first language. I didn’t let those obstacles hinder me. Everyone will hit obstacles along the way to fulfilling their dreams— don’t let anything stop you. Q: What is leadership to you and what do you think is the most significant barrier to female leadership? Leadership, to me, begins with hard work and taking brave steps that others can emulate. Leaders offer guidance and lead by example. They also acknowledge the influence of others, being quick to accept blame for themselves and generous to give credit to other people. Leaders bring energy to a group by not pretending to be a one-man-show. Success requires teamwork. That’s why I’ve surrounded myself with my team at LifestyleLV. If you would like more information about LifestyleLV Real Estate please visit, www.LifestyleLV.com.
Movement In-house Chopard mechanical movement with automatic winding 09.01-C, 159 components, 27 jewels, 25,200 vib/h (3.5Hz), 42-hour power reserve Functions Hours, minutes, seconds Case Four references in 30 mm wide and 10.95 mm thick, including: diamond-set stainless steel; stainless-steel and 18k rose gold; 18k rose gold; diamond-set 18k rose gold. With glare-proof sapphire crystals over dial and exhibition caseback with screws and Happy Sport logo. Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100ft) Dial Light blue, light pink or white textured mother-of-pearl, with gilded or rhodiumplated Roman numerals and hour markers, gilded or rhodium-plated cone-shaped hours, minutes and sweep seconds hands Bracelet/strap Lavender blue, matt pink or matt white alligator leather with polished steel or 18k gold pin buckle
Happy Sport This year marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic Happy Sport, the watch with freely moving diamonds between two sapphire crystals over the dial. To celebrate the milestone, CHOPARD has fitted the watch with an in-house automatic movement, with functions that include hours, minutes and a graceful sweep seconds hand. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal on the caseback, a rare visual treat on a ladiesâ€™ watch. The dial is made of rare textured mother-of-pearl that has naturally occurring wave-like motifs. There are four case options, including stainless steel, 18k gold or a combination of the two metals, with or without diamonds. The mother-of-pearl dials can be white or in a soft pastel shade of either pink or blue. Five bezel-set diamonds move freely between sapphire crystals over the dial. For more information and pricing visit: www.swisstime.ch
WOMEN | EVENTS
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12th Annual Power of Women Luncheon Honoring Kim Davis, National Hockey League, Ellen Patterson, TD Bank, and Margaret M.Smyth, National Grid, Breaks Records for United Way of NewYork City Record breaking event, raises more than $1 million to support UWNYC’s ReadNYC program.
Hosted by Cheryl Wills, primetime anchor, NY1 Live at 10, the Luncheon celebrates achievements of extraordinary female business leaders, whose professional accomplishments are matched by their commitment to philanthropy. Honoring Kim Davis, EVP, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs, National Hockey League, Ellen Patterson, Group Head, General Counsel, TD Bank Group, and Margaret M. Smyth, U.S. Chief Financial Officer, National Grid, the Luncheon raised more than $1 million—a record breaking number for the event—supporting ReadNYC. ReadNYC is UWNYC’s signature program helping students read on grade-level by third grade in our City’s most-challenged neighborhoods, while also empowering families and schools to build stable homes and communities. “It’s imperative that we give the next generation the opportunities they deserve. I’m proud that National Grid is committed to empowering others to live their full potential,” said Margaret Smyth. “Working with United Way, we can support education initiatives to empower women and future leaders of our local communities.”
Rallying the power of women, Luncheon proceeds are improving the lives of our City’s children. “We launched ReadNYC five years ago at our Power of Women Luncheon. We knew our work needed to make an impact, to affect systems change—I’m proud to say it has,” said Sheena Wright, President & CEO, United Way of New York City. “Today, nearly 50% of our ReadNYC 2nd graders are reading on grade-level—up from 10% in 2013—and our women leaders are a big part of that achievement.” Support from leaders in the room—and community—make UWNYC’s work possible. “I’m honored and humbled to be celebrated alongside an impressive list of honorees that demonstrate exceptional leadership and share my passion for giving back,” said Kim Davis. “UWNYC has done an exceptional job showcasing the Power of Women who work tirelessly to help build vibrant communities.” Uniting our cross-sector partners we created a 360-degree approach that’s helping NYC families move from surviving the thriving. “This is how you change the world,” said Ellen Patterson. “One opportunity, one open mind, one open heart, one brave step at a time—and thank you to United Way for making this possible.” For more information about United Way of New York City, visit www.unitedwaynyc.org.
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600 powerful business and community leaders came together at United Way of New York City’s(UWNYC) 12th Annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon, on March 7.
WOMEN | INSPIRATION
AreYou a Successful Woman? Written by Jennifer Gonzales Being a successful woman is one of the greatest feelings that you can experience. You’ve worked hard to get to where you’re at and had to over-come a lot of obstacles. You knew that the road to success wasn’t going to be easy, but in the end, was worth it all. An independent, successful woman has a lot to offer and can depend on herself to get things done. Enlisted down below are 5-character traits that a successful woman holds, it’s instilled in their character, is it in yours?
She’s Focused: A successful woman knows what she wants and creates a plan on how to get there. She doesn’t allow anyone to come in and speak negativity into her life. She knows what she is destined to be, and she isn’t going to stop until she gets there. She maximizes every asset and utilizes every resource she can get that will help her get to where she needs to be.
She Sets Goals: A goal is the object of a person’s ambition or effort, an aim or desired result. A successful woman sets herself short-term and long-term goals. That way she has a clear picture of what it is that she wants to do and when she will do them. Short-term goals are usually anything that can take place in the near future, whether it be two weeks from now, six months from now or in a year. Long-term goals are anything that can happen between one to five years.
She is Strong-Minded:
aren’t afraid to eat alone. They won’t allow others to influence them, or to knock them off track. They are not afraid to say “No” to things that won’t help them reach their goals. A strong-minded woman doesn’t have a problem with expressing an opinion.
She’s Driven: A successful woman is driven, she has a drive for her own pursuit of happiness and won’t let anyone crash in on her dreams. She motivates herself every day by seeing the bigger picture, and by knowing the result of her outcome. She’s willing to take on new challenges, especially if it will benefit her in the long run. She loves to gain insight and know the ins and outs of the career that she is trying to pursue.
She’s Realistic: A successful woman sets obtainable goals, she knows that she can’t be successful overnight, all great things take time. She acknowledges her strengths and her weaknesses. She uses strengths when needed but focus on getting better in the areas that she is weak. Learn to embrace all mistakes that you make on the road to success, because if you ever bump into it again you’ll know what to do different. Don’t allow yourself to become discouraged when a few things don’t work out the way you hope for it to. Continue to strive for what you want, because that’s how a successful woman accomplishes her goals— She never gives up.
To be strong-minded can come off to some as rude, but a strong-minded woman is someone who is confident in themselves. They know what they can bring to the table and
WOMEN | INSPIRATION
3 Reasons Women Over 40 Shouldnâ€™t Worry About Being Single Studies show that women are waiting longer to get married and to give birth than they were in the second half of the 20th century. Those women who remain unmarried and childless by their mid-40s comprise a relatively small percentage, though, and some social observers say they are still stigmatized.
FASHION | NEWS
“You know there is nothing wrong with you, and you don’t want to be typified or put in a box, yet there is an undeniable stigma attached to single status for a woman 40 and over,” says Lee Volpe author of Black Sheep Tries Bleach: Humorous Stories to Ease Life’s Growing Pain. “The anxiety of being an unmarried, childless woman can be overwhelming.” According to the Pew Research Center, the number of American women in their mid-40s who are childless is 15 percent, with 14 percent having never married by the age of 45. Volpe says that while the strong, single, independent businesswoman is championed in the mainstream media today, that progressive kind of thinking isn’t typical in society toward single, childless older women. “Those of us still single and childless get asked offensive questions like, ‘Are you married?’ and if not, ‘Do you have a boyfriend?’ Or if not, they say, ‘She must be a lesbian.’ If you are smart, attractive, and breathing, they view you as a social enigma.” Volpe gives three reasons why women over 40 shouldn’t worry about the negatives some associate with being single and childless: • You’re liberated. “Being childless and single, a woman can choose a personal rebirth,” Volpe says. “Too often we’re attached to the questions: ‘Is that what happiness is? Marriage and children? Am I not fulfilling my legacy as a woman if I’m not a wife and a mother?’ My internal voice was
fed up and ready to revolt. Mourning the loss of my unborn children, I found strength in women who never wanted the title in the first place, and gained more optimism looking at their full, limitless lives.” • More selective for Mr. Right. What we look for in a partner changes as we get older. Dating can be challenging for women in their 40s as the ratio of available men diminishes, but a woman’s focus, Volpe says, can be more on substance than on fleeting factors like looks or money. • Living solo doesn’t have to be sad. If you’re alone, you must make your own living and social life. When friends have children, it’s difficult to find hangout time, Volpe says. Then again, you have the freedom to make different gathering times with different people. “Your social network can expand even more if you’re not married,” Volpe says. “And work-wise, it’s better to depend on yourself than on someone else for both happiness and financial stability. Going solo, you will never be abandoned.” “It’s way past time to re-imagine life after Prince Charming failed to show up on his white horse,” Volpe says. “You have the freedom to make the life you want. Single, you can be inundated with endless possibilities. Don’t believe in fairytales; believe in yourself.”
About Lee Volpe: Lee Volpe is the author of Black Sheep Tries Bleach: Humorous Stories to Ease Life’s Growing Pains. After a short career as an actor, Lee found her voice as a humorist, and has never looked back. Since 2011, she has been making a name for herself professionally as an honest, Laugh Out Loud (LOL) humor writer, dealing with daily life and relatable situations. Applauded for saying what most are thinking, Lee has the unique ability of finding wit in the way and amusement in the angle. Marcia Corbino of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune described Lee as “Erma Bombeck meets Sex and the City.”New Jersey.
WOMEN | INSPIRATION
Natalia Denegri is among 'The 25 Most Powerful Women' in People en Español The Argentinian actress, businesswoman and producer, Natalia Denegri today has yet another accolade, after being named one of 'The 25 Most Powerful Women,' from the exclusive list in the magazine People en Español, which was announced publicly today on the program 'Un Nuevo Día.' The list will come out in the new edition of the magazine this week. This is all thanks to her outstanding humanitarian and entrepreneurial work. "To be chosen by People magazine as one of the most powerful Hispanic women is a great honor. And it means I am on the right path. I would like to thank you and assure you that I am not going to drop my guard; to the contrary, I am going to redouble my efforts. My work alone, however, is not enough. One just needs to read the newspapers or turn on the TV for a bit to see that there is much to do, to improve and change, and there are many women who are fighting to do exactly this. Besides the women present here, there are thousands of women all over the world trying to make it a better place. We entered a new century with enormous inequality in many areas; especially towards women. And although there have been significant improvements in that respect, we are still very far from being treated equally. It is the era of major technological developments: the fact that man landed on the moon is old news. And just as old are hunger, inequality, procrastination, and violence. Do we need to work in those areas? Of course! Is it enough? Definitely… Not. That is why I am committing here to continue working for women to be completely free. And to continue supporting my corner of the world by helping my fellow woman!" Natalia said.
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She had many successes in 2017: The United States Congress gave her an award for her efforts, as she obtained an airplane with the Hassenfeld Foundation, and went twice to Puerto Rico, taking medicine and food with her; she returned with 300 sick and special-needs American citizens who required urgent medical care after Hurricane Irma. Last September she also helped victims of the earthquake in Mexico, through the Red Cross. Denegri has been the only Argentine to win three Emmy awards for her documentary films, as the producer with her company Trinitus Productions. She also received numerous awards in Europe and the United States with the film she co-produced, 'UMA.' In addition to being a successful restaurateur, Natalia received the keys to the city of Miami because she is a true patron of many needy causes; and for her social work with her television program 'Corazones Guerreros,' to help families with autistic children. Natalia also edited her first book, "Corazones Guerreros," in which she includes the most relevant stories from her television show of the same name. The book was translated into several languages and is for sale in Italy through the publishing house Edizioni Infinito; she also presented it in Casa Argentina in Rome. She has finished her second book, called 'Corazón de Mamá,' which she will launch soon.
BEAUTY | TRENDS
5 Spring Beauty Saviors Written by Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor
Spring is that perennial time of renewal. It’s a season that beckons us to revitalize our self-care regime and amp up our beauty boosters. Here are five spring pick-me-ups that you will love.
Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer
FreezeFrames Cool Care Eyewear Don’t we all suffer from puffy eyes from allergies, beauty treatments, or fatigue? And, don’t we often hide our bad eye days behind a pair of shades? So, why not purchase one pair of sunglasses that both hides and helps heal your eyes? Try this product created by a medical professional to nurse puffy eyes. FDA-approved and recommended by plastic surgeons, FreezeFrames Cool Care Eyewear provides UVA protection in combination with cooling eye therapy. The company claims other devices can’t effectively reach the recessed tissues, structures and nerves around the eye that trigger inflammation and pain, but FreezeFrames do. The secret treatment comes in reusable Gel-Pads that soothe the puffiness with gentle cooling compression customary of how a nurse might apply ice to swollen, symptomatic eye areas. Prior to use, freeze or put in a cup of ice for 20-60 minutes, then magnetically click Gel-Pads into place within the FreezeFrames casing. It fits most any face, male or female, and targets the lower and upper eye areas, and even the nose-bridge area for Botox users. Or, you can apply the Gel-Pads around the temples for headaches or migraines. The pads remain cool for the medical standard of ten minutes, and you can repeat as many times throughout the day as needed for 10-minute intervals. www.FreezeFrames.com - $89.95
This spa-quality Nano-ionic facial steamer restores the moisture in a user’s skin to combat the effects of dry skin that may result in fine lines and wrinkles. It produces ultra-fine steam—thousands of times smaller than a typical steam particle—for easier absorption. The warm steam also helps open pores to assist in removal of make-up, dirt, and oil gently and easily. www.Panasonic.com - $99.99
Nanoe Moisture Infusion Hair Dryer Know someone who covets silky smooth hair? The Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer (model EH-NA65-K) is a great option. This dreamy dryer captures moisture from the air and infuses it back into hair with nanoe ions. The hair dryer also features three temperature settings—hot, warm and cool—to effectively style hair, while a cool shot button helps lock in hairstyles. www.Panasonic.com - $129.99
Simplehuman Touch Sensor Mirror
Tweexy Nail Polish Bottle Holder For the fashionista in the family who might be a little clumsy from time-to-time, there’s Tweexy—the original, patented, spill-proof and wearable nail polish bottle holder. Tweexy is a soft and flexible one-piece beauty staple that makes polishing nails easier. Tweexy simplifies the polishing process by eliminating the need for a flat surface to place your polish bottle on. It securely holds every branded and standard size nail polish bottle on the market. www.Tweexy.com - $9.99
The simplehuman sensor mirror is great for makeup application and grooming needs. This 8-inch round, 5x magnification wireless pedestal mirror contains a tru-lux light system that allows you to see subtle variations in your makeup color so you’ll always know when your makeup is color-correct, day or night. www.SimpleHuman.com - $200.00
As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern is an internationally-regarded consumer product trends expert and hospitality industry voice of authority—a travel, dining, leisure, and lifestyle expert who spotlights noteworthy marketplace innovations, change makers, movers and shakers. She reports on exemplary travel destinations and experiences, extraordinary events and newsworthy products and services across all categories. Reach her online at www.TheLuxeList.com, on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList and on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReviews.
BEAUTY | TRENDS
Balayage Vs. Ombré: What’s the Difference and Which Is Best For You? Sometimes it seems like your hair stylist is speaking a foreign language. Balayage. Ombré. Sombré. Foilayage. Translation please! Here's how to understand the difference between ombré, balayage and everything in-between, and how to figure out the best hair color solution for you. What is ombré? In French, ombré means "shade" or "shadow." In the hair color world, ombré is a dramatic, two-toned hair color effect that is typically darker at the top and lighter on the bottom. Often the dark, top section is your natural hair color shade and the bottom section is lightened with hair lightener. An ombré hairstyle can also be any color combination—natural blonde, brown or red,
or something unconventional like pink, blue, green or purple. It's versatile, customizable, and suitable for most long and medium hair lengths. A big plus with ombré hair color is that it's easy on the budget. You don't have to touch it up very often since the top section remains dark. The overall look of ombré hair color can change as your hair grows out, which many clients enjoy! www.HighRiseLife.com
The different types of ombré: A subtler version of ombré is called sombré. In a sombré hairstyle, the contrast between the two tones is softer. Another variation is called color melting. In color melting, two or three hair color shades may be used on each strand, and each shade is blended with the side of the hair color brush so that they appear to melt into each other. Like ombré, color melting can be done with natural-looking hair color shades or with any of the fun colors of the rainbow! What is balayage? In French, balayage means "sweeping." In the hair color world, balayage highlights are handpainted or swept along the surface of the hair. The application begins away from the roots and gradually becomes heavier as it travels along the section, culminating in the heaviest application of lightener or hair color at the ends. Because the hair color or lightener is concentrated on the surface of each section, the underside remains darker, which gives the hair a very natural, dimensional effect. The resulting subtle balayage hairstyle mimics a natural, sun-kissed effect that has been in high demand from celebrities, models, and high profile "it" girls for some time now. Balayage can be done on any hair color, from blonde hair to red hair to brown hair,
although it's typically not the first choice for super dark brunettes. It's beautiful on long hair and on medium-length hair. Like ombré, balayage highlights are cost-effective because they don't require frequent touchups, since the hair at the top is kept darker. The different types of balayage: Because balayage is a hand-painting technique, the artistry of your hair stylist comes into play and allows for many variations and beautiful color compositions. Hair color artists might combine several shades, for example, for a shimmering, dimensional result. If your hair is dark, they may opt for a foilayage technique. In foilayage, instead of allowing the balayage highlights to process in the air after they're applied, they're wrapped in foil, which provides more heat, and therefore amplifies the lightening process. Balayage may also be combined with conventional highlights placed closer to the face, or with fine, babylights placed around the face and hairline for a complexion-boosting glow. Find more information on balayage and ombré: www.matrix.com/blog/balayage-vs-ombre
TRAVEL | LEISURE
Exterior Ballroom Entrance Photos courtesy of Fertitta Entertainment
THE POST OAK HOTEL at Uptown Houston Debuts as New Epicenter of Glamour
Tilman J. Fertitta creates one of the world's luxury destinations with soft opening of legacy hotel and mixed-use development Businessman Tilman J. Fertitta is setting a new standard of luxury, comfort, and elegance in the nation's fourth largest city with The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston, an opulent soon-to-be five-star property with such unique features as a two-level Rolls Royce dealership inside the 38-story tower, a dazzling lobby with art by iconic American artist Frank Stella, and a glittering 16,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom with a private entrance now debuts as the premier gathering spot for high society galas this spring. Fertitta, Chairman, CEO, and sole owner of Landry's, Inc., Golden Nugget Casinos, and the Houston Rockets, has created one of the world's premier luxury destinations in a lush 10-acre setting located in Houston's tony Post Oak Uptown area, just steps
away from The Galleria shopping mecca and a short drive to downtown Houston. "Houston has never had a property like this and I wanted to be the one to deliver it," said Fertitta. "The Post Oak will stand up to the world's best hotels. Guests will see the attention to detail we put into every touchpoint and the level of luxury they will not find anywhere else in Houston. It will certainly be a game changer." The centerpiece of the development is The Post Oak Hotel, with 250 ultra-modern guest rooms- each over 500 square feet - and VIP suites, all with every possible amenity a guest could imagine, and dramatic views of the surrounding area. The hotel also includes a 5,000-square-foot Presidential Suite with a wraparound terrace, a private elevator, www.HighRiseLife.com
dubbed the "Stella Lobby," also provides a spectacular view of the posh pool area through massive floor-to-ceiling windows.
Rolls Royce Two Story Exterior fitness room and catering kitchen; a 1,500-square-foot Post Oak Suite; and 22 superbly-appointed residential apartment units with full kitchens, washer and dryer, large walk-in closets, and deluxe accommodations that can be rented on a short or long-term basis. Upon entering the three-story glass lobby, guests will be mesmerized by a grand chandelier inspired by the Dubai Opera House. The cascading fixture was custom built in Czechoslovakia with 15,719 crystals, including 739 Swarovski crystal balls, and 1,428 LED light sources, and shipped to Houston for installation. The lobby, with custom Calcutta marble flooring, Ebony Woodridge stone pillars, custom fabric wall panels, a hand-tufted silk abstract rug, and so many spectacular works of art from Frank Stella that it is affectionately
Other works of art from Fertitta's private American art collection, include pieces by Robert Motherwell, Alex Katz, Donald Sultan, Joseph Glasco, Friedel Dzubas, and Howard Hodgkin, are strategically placed throughout the hotel, giving it a museum-quality feel.
Four restaurants and bars on the first floor provide a wide array of dining choices, from freshbaked pastries to haute cuisine. The dining offerings promise such an elevated level of culinary excellence that the hotel also will attract Houstonians looking for the newest and best that the city's food scene has to offer. Celebrating their soft opening, Bloom & Bee, the hotel's main restaurant, emphasizes fresh locally-inspired cuisine and H Bar now serves up light bites with fine spirits, exotic cocktails, and libations. Slated to open this week, Craft F& B will offer a variety of pub-style fare with wood-fire pizzas, delicious burgers, and craft brews while Bouchée Patisserie serves as the hotel's patisserie offering freshly-baked pastries, specialty coffee and Parisian-inspired indulgences. Adjacent to the hotel you will find two of Houston's premier restaurants, Mastro's Steakhouse and Willie
Mastro’s Steakhouse Interior
Post Oak Pool
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Bloom & Bee Restaurant G's Seafood. Since opening its first Texas location in late 2017, Mastro's, the renowned steakhouse, has become the gathering spot for the glamorous see-and-be-seen crowd. Willie G's Seafood, a Houston institution that relocated to The Post Oak Hotel in January 2018, features a breathtaking array of fresh seafood on display, from whole Gold Spot sea bass to gigantic Maine lobsters and fresh-shucked Gulf oysters, and offers dining options that range from casual and white tablecloth service to an outdoor terrace. Both Mastro's and Willie G's carry an extensive list of wines. If a guest is looking for something extra special, more than 20,000 bottles are available and can be quickly delivered to any of the property's restaurants or the guest's room from the hotel's massive wine cellar, The Cellar at The Post Oak. With over 2,000 labels and rare vintages dating back to the 1800s, Master Sommelier Keith Goldston is available for recommendations on the very best wines from the cellar's staggering $3 million inventory. The master-planned mixed-use project also features 11 stories of Class A office space as well as a designer retail boutique, chic salon, luxurious spa, and state-of-the-art fitness center. In addition to the two-story Rolls Royce showroom located inside the hotel, an on-property dealership, Post Oak Motors, offers one-of-a-kind Bentleys and Bugattis available for purchase or just admiring. The hotel's luxury multi-brand boutique, 29Â° North, is now open on the first floor where guests and local fashionistas can find exclusive, first to Texas designers for men's and women's ready to wear, fine jewelry, accessories, and seasonal selections.
ABOUT THE POST OAK HOTEL AT UPTOWN HOUSTON
Exclusive labels include Masion Ullens, Zeynep Arcay, Tortoise, Isaac Reina, Stubbs + Wootton, Ormonde Jayne, Carner, Globeâ€“ Trotter and Magglia Francesco, and more. Guests will find unparalleled service as the hotel is on track to receive the state's first prestigious Forbes Five Star rating reflecting the highest quality of service and accommodations expected by the discerning global traveler. Before their arrival, guests will be contacted to ensure that their every want or need is met during their stay at the hotel including preferred room temperature, allergy notifications and any necessary travel arrangements. And since it's in Texas, expect the high-quality service to be cordial and attentive. "We want our guests stay to be luxuriously effortless," said The Post Oak Hotel general manager Jorge Gonzalez. "From the moment they step in to our lobby, it is our top priority to ensure they receive a personalized and unique experience." For more information please visit www.thepostoak.com.
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston is Houston's newest destination and singular mixed-use development for the discerning traveler. Set on 10 oak-studded acres, the sleek 38-story tower boasts 250 ultra-modern guestrooms and suites; 20 executive residences; and an elegant 35,000-square-foot conference facility, including the largest ballroom in the Uptown Houston area. Located mere steps from The Galleria and River Oaks District, The Post Oak Hotel caters to business and leisure travelers alike with lavish accommodations, five-fixture deluxe bathrooms, three televisions, sophisticated technology, and unobstructed views. While the standard guestroom offers 500 square feet of luxurious and abundant living space, the immense 5,000 square-foot, two-bedroom Presidential Suite is the most opulent of them all and serves as Houston's unmatched, ultra-luxurious suite offering extra concealment and discretion with private elevator access, media room, exercise room and secluded terrace. Unique amenities include a two-story Rolls-Royce showroom and on-site Bentley and Bugatti Post Oak Motors dealership, as well as signature restaurants including the celebrity acclaimed and Texas' first Mastro's Steakhouse and the relocated and reinvented, Houston-favorite Willie G's Seafood. The Cellar, the hotel's expansive wine collection with over 20,000 bottles, offers guests and restaurant patrons access to more than $3 million of the world's finest wines including vintages dating back to the 1800's. Additional offerings for an effortless experience include the indulgent Post Oak Spa, Salon, and the hotel's fashionforward boutique, 29o North. The Post Oak Hotel is among 35 properties in the nation honored in the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legends Collection, receiving the brand's top-level accreditation for its high-quality standards and unparalleled service. www.thepostoak.com. SOURCE: The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD
Photos courtesy of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Yardbird SouthernTable & Bar Opens New Outpost April 2018 The soul-satisfying dining experience soars to the West Coast James Beard-nominated and award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will officially make its Los Angeles debut April 2018. Yardbird Los Angeles will celebrate the grand opening with a star-studded red-carpet event featuring a performance by country music group, Runaway June. Nestled within the newly reimagined Beverly Center, Yardbird Los Angeles will bring a truly unique concept to the City of Angels. Focusing on the art of hospitality, the rustic, country-chic dining destination will highlight their internationally recognized upscale twist of Southern cuisine.
The sophisticated, craftsman-style, 6,000 square-foot-space will feature down-home elements paying homage to Yardbird's rural roots with a SoCal touch. Located conveniently on the street level of the luxury shopping destination, Yardbird Los Angeles will offer diners valet parking for easy access to the busy Los Angeles district. The sprawling open floorplan boasts indoor and outdoor seating options alongside meticulously designed private and semi-private spaces, optimal for special events. www.HighRiseLife.com
The ultra-hospitable atmosphere will be accented with industrial age fixtures, warm lighting, sleek leather banquettes, eye-catching art, and beer taps adorned with vintage items found in America's most inviting kitchens. Following suit of its sister locations in Miami, Las Vegas, and Singapore, Yardbird Los Angeles will have a focused offering of farm fresh and locally sourced ingredients, seasonal options and savory signature plates that reflect local culture while maintaining Yardbird's Southern DNA. As Southern cuisine continues to expand in popularity internationally, Yardbird Los Angeles will complement their cozy bar scene with a world class cocktail program, uniquely curated by Joshua Holliday and set to feature over 100 bourbon and whiskey options. Helmed by award-winning restaurateur John Kunkel, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is a best in class restaurant concept known for offering a unique and authentic dining experience built around the culture and traditions that are emblematic of the South. Kunkel states "We are excited to crack open the Los Angeles market and are committed to continually providing our guests with high-quality, made-from-scratch, classic Southern cuisine and exceptional customer service. Yardbird Los Angeles will offer guests a truly sensational dining experience highlighting the influence of California cuisine that will take the art of hospitality to a new level by combining a light yet flavorful menu with a venue designed for social gatherings."
ABOUT YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR Founded by John Kunkel in 2011, Yardbird Southern Table and Bar is founded on the premise of farm fresh ingredients, classic Southern cooking, culture, and hospitality. Yardbird has received multiple accolades including a James Beard nomination for best new restaurant, the south's best fried chicken by Southern Living, one of America's best Bourbon Bars by the Bourbon Review, best new restaurant by Bon AppĂŠtit and Restaurant Hospitality Magazine's "Coolest Multi-Concept Companies in the Land." ABOUT BEVERLY CENTER Beverly Center is Southern California's premier fashion destination with more than 100 specialty boutiques reflecting the diverse styles and tastes of Los Angeles, including a paramount portfolio of luxury retailers such as Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Los Angeles will be open seven days a week, serving lunch weekdays and dinner until 11:00 PM nightly. They will also be serving their foot stompin', soul healin' brunch on the weekends. For more information, please visit: www.runchickenrun.com
CALENDAR April 4th & 6th, 2018 The Composers Showcase & Postmodern Jukebox – The Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV Are you ready to feel inspired and transported to a new era? Then look no further than the Smith Center. This month, there are a variety of productions taking place including the Composers Showcase of Las Vegas which is sure to be a classical, musical evening. Local composers will showcase their talents, and each one is pre-screened for the best and brightest. If you prefer a different type of tune, be sure to check out Postmodern Jukebox’s performance. The mastermind behind this eclectic group transforms the idea of covers into different eras of time, arranging modern songs to feel as if you just stepped into a mid-1900’s lounge. Whatever your taste, the Smith Center certainly has it all.
April 4th-7th, 2018 The Nth 2018 – Encore at Wynn, Las Vegas, NV. Bring your whiskey-loving friends to the ultimate weekend of whiskey tasting and indulgence. The Nth returns to wow Las Vegas whiskey aficionados and invites them to savor, discuss and learn more about fine whiskies in the lavish, opulent atmosphere of the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. This 4-day event will include exceptional whisky tasting opportunities, mingling with master distillers and blenders, and taking pleasures in epicurean delights.
April 4th-8th, 2018 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show – Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA. Experience this one-of-a-kind botanical adventure located at the historic Cow Palace. This event invites guests to take a
lovely stroll through the gorgeous designer gardens with artfully arranged plants, trees and flowers in full bloom during this spring. If you need inspiration to revamp your garden and outdoor living, don’t worry- there will be thousands of unique items on display at this garden show that will surely catch your green thumb. There will also be demonstrations, seminars, professional gardeners, nursey owners, and more at this blooming event.
April 6th-8th, 2018 Silicon Valley Comic Con – San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA. The Silicon Valley Comic Con is here to bring together America’s two greatest superheroes: Pop Culture and Technology. Presented by Steve Wozniak and featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video games, consumer electronics, music and apps, this is a weekend filled with entertainment, geekery and more. Be sure to come out and see your favorite creators for autographs and panels, as well as your favorite stories brought to life for a weekend you simply cannot miss.
April 13th-15th & 20th22nd, 2018 Coachella – Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA.
to your favorite tunes, take in the fashion and artwork around the event, and enjoy a memorable time while staying as sustainable as possible with Coachella’s eco-friendly efforts.
April 14th-15th, 2018 Justin Timberlake - The Man of the Woods Tour – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV. Justin Timberlake’s forthcoming album Man of The Woods released February 2nd and his accompanying tour that kicked off on March 13th in Toronto has sold out dates across North America. Lucky for Las Vegas fans, there are two dates available to see this legendary performer bring the T-Mobile Arena to their feet.
One of the biggest and most renown music festivals is returning for two weekends filled with some of the biggest performers. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival showcases a large variety of musicians and bands on several stages, as well as beautiful art commissioned for the event to bring a new experience of color, beauty and individuality. Be sure to come out to dance
April 14th-15th, 2018 Las Vegas Celtic Society Highland Games – Floyd Lamb Park, Las Vegas, NV. Every April, the Las Vegas Celtic Society returns to Floyd Lamb Park for a weekend of bagpipes and sports. A variety of live Celtic music will be playing the entirety of the event, there will be a Highland Dance Competition, a Bagpipe and rum Band Competition, and tons more such as food vendors, kilts and toy vendors, whisky tastings, and even a children’s glen. This massive event is a fantastic way to feel the true heritage of the Celtic people and enjoy their history through their culture.
April 19th, 2018 Earth Day L.A. 2018 – Grand Park, Los Angeles, CA. Come join Grand Park, The Music Center and the Los Angeles Department of Water
& Power to celebrate the largest Earth Day event in Los Angeles. Earth Day L.A. offers visitors and locals a myriad of ideas and solutions on how to live clean and go green. This annual event features performances, tours, plant giveaways and demonstrations of the latest in green technology.
April 20th-21st, 2018 Las Rageous – Downtown, Las Vegas, NV. Head out for delectable morsels from more than 40 restaurants on this three-day food extravaganza. Organized by Palm Springs Life, the event brings together some of the best people in the food industry- chefs, vintners, and craft beer brewers- from across the country to celebrate all who share a love for good food and fine wine. A James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon prepared by celebrity chefs launches off this food-filled weekend in the beautiful tree-lined El Paseo shopping district, which will be followed with two days of grand tastings from local and regional restaurants, including more than 60 premium wines and some of the country’s most unique beers and ciders on taps. Make sure you mark your calendars for this annual celebration of flavor in the Coachella Valley.
April 28th, 2018 Festival of Colors – Woodley Park, San Fernando Valley, CA. Celebrate the traditional holiday of Holi in the San Fernando Valley for a day of color, cuisine and music. This event features nonstop live music from a variety of musicians, bands and DJ’s, yoga sessions with yoga teachers, food for the soul, free hugs and a ton of safe, eco-friendly colors. There will be “Color Throws” every hour starting from noon so prepare yourself for a vivid day of soulful, bright love.
SOCIAL | EVENTS
A LOT GOING ON HERE Invited guests and residents of Sky Las Vegas gathered for an evening of information. Char Luxury hosted this evening of education at the beautiful Sky Las Vegas residence and gave live market updates and answered questions. Attendees enjoyed fine drinks and savory bites with live DJ entertainment, as Tanada Couture displayed some of her latest designer gowns to residents.
Sky, Las Vegas, NV March 7th, 2018 Photo credit Ray Alamo
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ART WALK The Art Walk at the Forum Shops is filled with beautiful pieces for anyone to enjoy. Invited guests strolled through the venue to view beautiful artwork while talking with the artists and indulging in delicious treats. Featured galleries included SKYE Art Gallery, Exclusive Collection Gallery, Gallery of Music & Art, and Magical Memories Gallery.
The Forum Shops, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV March 8th, 2018 Photo credit Ash Photography
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Evening of Hope Evening of Hope brought the best culinary experience that benefitted Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, celebrating 40 years of helping our community with their mission: to provide emotional support, quality of life programs and financial assistance for children and their families affected by childhood cancer. The event featured live entertainment by Zowie Bowie, Children’s Art Gallery and auction, unlimited tasty bites from STK, Hugo’s Cellar, Top of Binions, DW Bistro and more, as well as an endless supply of drinks; the event was brought together by Hope Partner – The Revolution FMO, Courage Partner Centennial Toyota and Courage Partners Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Credit One Bank, and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.
Enclave, Las Vegas, NV March 10th, 2018 Photo credit Ash Photography
REAL ESTATE | TRENDS
Real Estate MarketTrends MORTGAGE RATES CONTINUE TO CLIMB… POPULATION IS BECOMING MORE DIVERSE… WE ARE WITNESSING HISTORICAL CHANGES Written by Yelena Brezhneva
FHFA index shows national increase in interest rates. We have seen mortgage rates continuously climb in the past year and expect increase of another point by the end of the year. Average interest rates are around 4.10 percent and expected to be around 5-6 percent close to end of 2018. Interest rates were still relatively low and we are witnessing the end of this historical phase. If you were thinking of investing or making a move to buy a house, you should focus and make it happen, as economy pulls out of reality and out of low mortgage rates. Rent is climbing up as well and catching up with rising housing prices. If you compare how much you are paying for rent annually, with current interest rates you definitely could afford to buy a house with that much money. There are still financial programs that help with down payment assistance for first-time home buyers, military etc. Make sure to consult professionals about opportunities that you might be missing
out. Derek Parent is one of the experts in CA and NV markets that could be a source of great knowledge for you. You can reach him at 702-331-8185 | derekparentteam.com. We will be seeing interest rates increasing in the next few years and experts are afraid that it will make it harder to make a purchase. So, don’t wait for it to go higher, make a call now and find out about your options. Henderson and North Las Vegas are currently among the 20 fastest-growing cities in the United States with populations over 100,000. Total Nevada population estimates in July 1, 2017 were 2,998,039. That number is projected to increase in 2020 to 3,174,394. There’s a big possibility for that number to be even bigger due to tax law changes in CA that stimulates migration to Nevada. We will be seeing even more changes in the future.
As Nevada continues to grow, its population becomes more and more diverse. The Language Projections: 2010 to 2020 from U.S. Census Bureau states “The population speaking Spanish, as well as the population speaking Portuguese, Russian, Hindi, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Arabic are projected to increase. Spanish is projected to remain the most commonly spoken non-English language. The populations speaking French, Italian, German, Polish, and Korean are expected to decrease over the next decade.” Older people project to outnumber children for the first time in US history by 2030, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the size of the older population so that 1 in every 5 residents will be retirement age. U.S. Census Bureau notes, “The population is expected to grow at a slower pace, age considerably and become more racially and ethnically diverse. Net international migration is projected to overtake natural increase in 2030 as the primary driver of population growth in the United States.” Now think how that would affect the housing market? We are witnessing historical changes.
AFFORDABILITY PEAK VS. CURRENT - CA HAI PEAK VS. CURRENT
Source: California Association of Realtors®
TOTAL HOME SALES VALUE FOR UNITS SOLD IN PERIOD - NV
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D I R E C 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 PLACE 2747 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
MANDARIN ORIENTAL RESIDENCES, 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
TURNBERRY TOWERS 222 Karen Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109
METROPOLIS 360 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
PARK HOUSE 8925 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89147
THE MARTIN 4471 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103
VDARA 2600 W Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89158
MGM SIGNATURE 145 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109
PARK TOWERS 1 Hughes Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89169
THE OGDEN 150 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101
VEER TOWERS 3722 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
NEWPORT LOFTS 200 Hoover Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
PLATINUM 211 E Flamingo Rd, 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
ONE QUEENSRIDGE PLACE 9103 Alta Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145
REGENCY TOWERS 3111 Bel Air Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109
AQUA 388 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
INTERNATIONAL TOWER 700 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
QUEENS SURF 1750 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
THE VERSAILLES 2601 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803
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
HARBOR PLACE TOWER 525 East Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
OCEAN CLUB 1310 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
1100 WILSHIRE 1100 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
LOS FELIZ TOWERS 4411 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Feliz, CA 90027
SKYLOFTS 801 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017
THE REMINGTON 10727 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
BUNKER HILL TOWER 800 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
METROPOLIS CONDOS 899 Francisco Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
TEN50 CONDOS 1050 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015
THE WILSHIRE COMSTOCK 865 Comstock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
EASTERN COLUMBIA LOFTS 849 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014
RITZ-CARLTON 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015
THE CENTURY 1 Century Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90067
W HOLLYWOOD 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
EVO CONDOS 1155 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015
SIERRA TOWERS 9255 Doheny Road, Los Angeles, CA 90069
THE MERCURY 3810 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005
WESTVIEW TOWERS 1155 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
D I R E C T O RY
ACQUA VISTA CONDOS 425 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101
DISCOVERY AT CORTEZ HILL 850 Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101
ICON 321 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
PARK LAUREL 2500 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
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
PARK PLACE 700 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
ARIA CONDOS 1441 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
THE GRANDE 1199 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
THE MARK 800 The Mark Lane, San Diego, CA 92101
PINNACLE TOWER 550 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
RENAISSANCE 645 Front 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
TREO 1240 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
829 FOLSOM 829 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
ARDEN CONDOS 738 Long Bridge 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
ARTERRA CONDOS 300 Berry Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
ONE RINCON HILL 425 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
THE HAMILTON 631 Ofarrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
LUXE CONDOS 1650 Broadway Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
BAYCREST TOWERS 201 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
RITZ CARLTON RESIDENCES
690 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
THE HARRISON 401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
333 BUSH STREET CONDOS 300 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
BLANC CONDOS 1080 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
ROCKWELL CONDOS 1688 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
THE HAYES 55 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
2006 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
BRIDGEVIEW 400 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
ROYAL TOWERS 1750 Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94133
THE SUMMIT 999 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
69 CLEMENTINA 69 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
LUMINA CONDOS 201 Folsom, San Francisco, CA 94105
SOMA GRAND CONDOS 1160 Mision Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
888 SEVENTH STREET 888 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
ST. REGIS RESIDENCIES 188 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
360 RESIDENCES 360 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
MONTEBELLO CONDOS 20488 Stevens Creek, Cupertino, CA 95014
PASEO PLAZA & VILLAS 130 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112
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
WASHINGTON TOWER 611 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
809 Auzerais Ave. San Jose, CA 95126 www.HighRiseLife.com