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Elevate the Art of Elegant Living Featured Editorial by Selcen Kavruklar
Photo courtesy of Christopher Guy
D-ZYN CORNER By Carol Townsend
Wynn Resorts Acquires‘Smiling King Bear’ Sculpture by Spanish Contemporary Artist Okuda San Miguel
432 Park Avenue
Christopher Guy Elevate the Art of Elegant Living By Selcen Kavruklar
Small Space Big Style.
Sotheby’s Expands E-Commerce Program
Kathy Ireland Arrived in Las Vegas to Visit Her Partners and Display New Collections
The Hermosa Inn Arizona
Givenchy at Home The House of Givenchy
Top 3 Colors to Wear This Season
Christian Nava is the Latin Artist to Watch in 2018
The RealReal Brings Luxury Consignment to Las Vegas
Real Estate Market Trends
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The James New York - NoMad Celebrates Being Fully Unveiled
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Dear reader, Welcome to our March Design and Living Issue. Our admiration for design has always been prevalent in the genetic makeup of our publication. We can’t help but marvel on the artistry of good design. Design shakes us out of our trances, and jointly wakes us up and calms us down—reminding us all to probe, examine, think, and feel. Whether carefully annotated on our pages or envisaged in space we want to call home. Design is all around us. As we go into the highlight of our issue, we pay tribute to Christopher Guy Harrison, an award-winning internationally renowned designer and the founder and CEO of luxury furnishings brand, Christopher Guy. The CG brand has elevated the art of elegant living with presence in over 42 cities including showrooms throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and has taken a forefront in the world of luxury furniture. Since, we are talking about unprecedented design we were a bit enamored by 432 Park Avenue, and there is nothing like a skyline jewel overlooking Central Park, New York Harbor, and lower Manhattan. Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly and interior designer Deborha Berke, 432 Park Avenue has become one of the most coveted addresses in New York City and beyond.
We also tackle the challenge of designing a small space, a common denominator for high-rise living. Turn to page 28, for the perfect tips to mix a few key pieces to create the illusion of a larger abode and make a stylish statement. Elsewhere in this issue, we take you on a journey to Phoenix for a look at the stunning AAA Four Diamond boutique hideaway, called Hermosa Inn. Originally, the residence and studio of iconic cowboy artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, this one-of-a-kind boutique resort is the quintessential blend of modern luxury and authentic southwestern charm. I am thrilled to be sharing so many fabulous design ideas with you this month, and hope that it takes you away from your routine and is a haven for your imagination. Best wishes,
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D-ZYN CORNER Written by Carol Townsend, A.S.I.D. Interior Designer
March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb…
Don’t forget, room sized area rugs, with many different patterns and colors, could help you resolve some of the flooring issues.
Or in the words of one of my former classmates, March marches on.
Needing a whole room of furniture, or just the right accent chairs? The Furniture Place on 2111 N. Rainbow Blvd., can offer you some great choices. They have great option of area rugs as well and they have fun serving their clients.
What is it you need in your Tower home? Want a change of color? Stay neutral on the walls and change out art and accessories to achieve a bright new look. I always love going to the market and seeing the fresh flowers with a burst of spring color. Or, did you just move in? What is your main goal for making this place your home? Do you need new flooring? Look at the cost of doing that, because labor will be more. They will have to take up and haul down the old flooring materials, and that will be many trips, up and down the freight elevators. So, this will be a major investment. Over time, it could pay you back, in the future sale of your home, but you want the intrinsic value to be your enjoyment of the new flooring.
I see a lot of stretched canvas art, of many different focus points. Do you want the beachy feel in your home? They’ve got art and accessories for that. Do you want a Mediterranean feeling? There is art and accessories to for those needs. Wall coverings are making huge headways back onto the design pallet. These are not just those old papers your mom had all over the house. A centerpiece wall in one of the graphic design wall papers, can become a piece of art, on its own.
StageThis Interior Design Don’t forget, this is your home. The wow factor you are seeking needs to be in your desired tastes, so that when you come home, you FEEL at home. Stone or tile? Wood or carpet? There is so much to choose from. Take your time. Talk to experts who deal in installing flooring in a Tower environment. But don’t be talked into something, just because they say that’s what they installed downstairs or next door. Choose the products best suited to your taste. Interior designers can help. They are not salesman, they are consultants putting your design first. They color coordinate everything, but a good designer will also incorporate things you bring into the mix. All in all, when the projects are complete, the house has been cleaned and put back in order, it needs to say Welcome Home, to you.
Have fun with this process. Don’t get burned out by trying to do everything at one time. Remember that paint on the walls is just paint. If you don’t like a color, change it. I had a customer who lived with dark brown paneling and deep emerald green flooring, until I worked on a color chart, that suited her personality. When we changed all that, she was suddenly an outgoing, fun person. Yes, color makes a difference in how you feel. Happy March! For your home furnishing needs please visit www.furnitureplacelv.com FURNITURE PLACE 2111 N. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89108 702 988-1231
DESIGN | ART
Wynn Resorts Acquires ‘Smiling King Bear’ Sculpture by Spanish Contemporary Artist Okuda San Miguel Photos courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Resorts adds a new level of modern vigor to its world-class art collection with the acquisition of Smiling King Bear, a pop-surreal sculpture created by the famed Spanish contemporary artist Okuda San Miguel. At a towering 16-feet tall and executed in the artist’s signature prismatic style, the sculpture is a multicolored geometric masterpiece featuring a whimsical bear with a spiked crown, holding an equally imposing smiling ball. “We are delighted to include Okuda’s Smiling King Bear in the Wynn Resorts Collection of Fine Art. It is an exuberant, sophisticated and original statement of joy, and a colorful reference to a cherished childhood toy or the memory of a fictional character of benevolent protection,” said Roger Thomas, Executive Vice President of Design for Wynn Resorts. “Steve Wynn established the first important art collection in Las Vegas and has continued to add significant examples of 20th and 21st century art in each Wynn resort. The most delightful and rewarding aspect of designing our iconic destinations has been the selection and installation of these wonderful creations. Each work is selected for its beauty, joyous expression, and distinctive relevance to the art of its time.” Fashioned from fiberglass, aluminum, and highly pigmented synthetic enamel, Smiling King Bear originally arrived in the United States from Spain as part of an outdoor art exhibition in Downtown Las Vegas curated by global creative house, Justkids. After its acquisition, the sculpture was installed at Wynn Las Vegas during a meticulous multi-day process overseen by the artist, and is now on display in the Wynn Plaza rotunda as part of the resort’s continued appreciation and commitment to public art.
“It is great to be displayed in a prestigious Las Vegas resort like Wynn, and to continue the collaboration with Justkids in the United States. Wynn has a remarkable art collection and I am honored to be a part of it. The architectural elements of the hotel and its luminosity highlights the shapes and colors of my Smiling King Bear. This juxtaposition of classical and contemporary is very often part of my artistic concept, so the resort is a perfect fit for the sculpture,” said Okuda. Okuda is one of the most renowned artists among the contemporary art movement, celebrated for his unique geometric structures and patterns that have developed their own instantly recognizable iconographic language. Featured in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions, his works can be seen in streets and galleries around the world including India, Mali, Mozambique, United States, Japan, Chile, Brazil, Peru, South Africa, Mexico, many parts of Europe, and beyond. Highly sought after for large scale projects, Okuda is perhaps best known for his conversion of an abandoned Spanish church aptly named Kaos Temple, which has become a new icon of contemporary art.
About Wynn Las Vegas Wynn Resorts is the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. Wynn Las Vegas opened on April 28, 2005 and was once again named the best resort in Nevada on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 “Gold List,” a title received for the tenth time. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas feature two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,750 spacious hotel rooms, suites, and villas, approximately 192,000 square feet of casino space, 22 dining experiences featuring signature chefs and 11 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 103,000 square feet of retail space as well as three nightclubs, a beach club and recreation and leisure facilities. In addition to two luxury retail esplanades, a Strip-front expansion, Wynn Plaza, is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of 2018. For more information on Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, visit http://www.wynnlasvegas.co
DESIGN | ARCHITECTURE
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432 Park Avenue Posts All-Time Record for Highest Dollar Volume in Closings of Any NewYork City Residential Development Sales of Residences at 432 Park Avenue Exceed $2 Billion Co-developers CIM Group and Macklowe Properties announced today that 432 Park Avenue, the soaring 1,396-foot luxury residential condominium, has posted the highest dollar volume in residential unit closings of any New York City residential project. Recorded sales at 432 Park Avenue, the world’s tallest residential building, total more than $2 billion, a milestone that surpasses the total dollar volume of initial unit closings in any single residential project in New York City’s history. Among 432 Park Avenue’s significant closings are 48 residences more than $20 million each, confirming the building’s position as one of the most successful and desired addresses in the world. “The residents of 432 Park Avenue already know it to be an established building with an incredible array of amenities and exceptional service. With this significant sales accomplishment, it is clear that ‘432’ has become one of the most coveted addresses in New York City and beyond,” said Howard M. Lorber, Chairman, Douglas Elliman Realty, which is co-exclusive sales agent with 432 Park Avenue’s in-house sales team.
“In more ways than one, 432 Park Avenue has achieved unprecedented heights and we could not be prouder,” added Susan de França, President & CEO, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. “432 Park Avenue continues to be Manhattan’s market leader, and an incredible success story.” Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, 432 Park Avenue is a perfect square of architectural design, ascending to the very top of the Manhattan skyline with panoramic views of major local landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, Central Park, Lower Manhattan and Midtown Manhattan skylines, Hudson River, East River, and the Atlantic Ocean. The building’s residences begin 356’ above street level, guaranteeing stellar views from every home. The residences feature 12’6” finished ceiling heights, 10’ by 10’ windows, solid oak flooring, Italian statuary book-matched marble floors, vanities, and walls in the baths as well as countertops and backsplashes in the kitchens, and the finest interior finishes and appliances. Celebrated New York architect Deborah Berke, designed the residences interiors.
432 Park Avenue’s amenities and services are on par with the world’s leading five-star hotels, all in a private residential setting. The building’s 30,000 square feet of amenities include three full floors dedicated to dining, entertaining, and wellness, highlighted by a private restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef Shaun Hergatt, 75-foot indoor swimming pool, billiards room and library, executive boardroom with state-of-the-art teleconferencing equipment, 18-seat screening room and performance space, and a fitness center with yoga and treatment rooms programmed and managed by The Wright Fit. Beginning at approximately 100 feet above street level, these amenity floors are all double-height, with 28-foot ceilings and two tiers of 432 Park Avenue’s signature oversized windows flooding the interiors with natural light. The private porte-cochere entrance establishes an exclusive and secure arrival experience, a sentiment that carries through the interior. The handpicked staff includes veterans from the luxury hospitality and residential fields who provide top-tier concierge services and facilitate a lifestyle of effortless luxury. As an extension of the building’s dedication to the comfort and convenience of its residents, on-site climate-controlled wine cellars, accessory suites, studio apartments for guests and staff, private storage, and on-site parking are also available to complement the residences. Current availability at 432 Park Avenue includes a limited selection of half-floor and full-floor residences from 3,575 square feet to over 8,000 square feet, including penthouses beginning over 1,100 feet in elevation. For more information and current availability, please visit 432parkavenue.com.
ABOUT CIM GROUP Established in 1994, CIM is a vertically-integrated owner and operator of real assets for its own account, and on behalf of its partners and co-investors seeking to invest in urban real assets, net-lease assets, and other associated credit strategies, with a principal focus on North America.For more information, please visit www.cimgroup.com. ABOUT MACKLOWE PROPERTIES Macklowe Properties was founded in New York City nearly 50 years ago by Harry Macklowe. The company’s developments have totaled over 13 million square feet including: Metropolitan Tower, Worldwide Plaza, the General Motors Building, and the flagship Apple Store in the GM Building’s Fifth Avenue Plaza, known for its signature 32’ glass cube that is included on the American Institute of Architect’s list of America’s favorite architectural structures. For more information, visit www.mackloweproperties.com.
Written by Selcen Kavruklar, Editor-in-Chief Photos courtesy of Christopher Guy
Christopher Guy Harrison, is the founder and CEO of global luxury furnishings brand, Christopher Guy. Raised in France and Spain, British-born Christopher discovered his passion for design at a very young age. Influenced by his international background, his design carries on a sophisticated, highly-stylized luxurious French charm. From use of exotic woods and lacquers carefully handcrafted at his workshops in Central Java, each CG piece is graced with timeless elegance. His prestigious list of projects includes, the Ritz Carlton in Tokyo, the Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas, and Beverly Hills Hotel in California, to name a few. His work has garnered worldwide acclaim, and has been the recipient of numerous accolades including, Outstanding Design Award from the British Interior Design Association in 2004, and Design Icon Award by World Market Center Las Vegas in 2011. His furnishings have been featured in a host of Hollywood film productions such as “Ocean’s 13,” “The Interview,” and “Casino Royale.” March 2018
Christopher Guy furnishings have elevated the art of elegant living with presence in over 42 cities including showrooms throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and has taken a forefront in the world of luxury furniture. Christopher gives us insight into the Christopher Guy brand, in his exclusive interview with High Rise Life Magazine. Q: How would you describe your style? I would describe my style as having a contemporary mood with timeless values. My aim is always to add a subtle elegance into each product with a sprinkling of the Christopher Guy DNA design philosophy which is central to the brand. Regardless of whether a piece leans towards modern or classic, the question I always pose myself is if I would wish to display that item in my home. If the answer is no, then I would tend to go back to the drawing board. Q: What is design to you? It is becoming more of an eclectic look, a mix of materials and the art of bringing these together. Classic furniture has moved on I think, and I donâ€™t sense it will ever return to the previous levels of demand as the skills to make it has been decreasing at an alarming rate. Weâ€™re still incorporating a few classic designs but have moved to a cleaner, sophisticated, and timeless look.
The Georgian, Harrods
Q: Can you tell us a little about the design and ordering process? Every piece is handcrafted at my workshops in Central Java, which today covers more than two million square feet and where two-thousand of the world’s finest craftsmen bring my projects to life using a variety of materials, including certified Mahogany, various metals, marble, and limestone. Q: What is one of your favorite pieces you have designed? My signature patented “Chris-X” (chris-cross) leg design was inspired by the waistline of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, while the legs mimic the pose of a ballerina - drawing inspiration from the elegance, grace, and femininity of women from a bygone era. Redefining the posterior of a dining chair, I tapered the form without compromising the comfort, structural strength, or stability of the piece. Like many of my designs, inspired by the feminine form. The idea was to create a chair that was simple, sophisticated, and flexible enough to work in a variety of style categories. Q: How has the brand evolved over the years? The industry used to be localized and now it is very far ranging. Where you would once just sell within one’s own country as a brand, we now find ourselves supplying the four corners of the world. So, we’re developing ways to solve this through the creation of software. In the last five years I’ve been working on developing a software to solve this issue and ultimately help the CG brand.
The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas Q: Where do you spend most of your time? I reside between London, Singapore, and the US. Q: What is one of your favorite projects you have worked on? I would have to say, Harrods Georgian Restaurant. The project came by accident. It is a timeless restaurant built with passion. There is only one Harrods. I sought out inspiration from the elegance of the 1920â€™s and 1930â€™s mixing elements of modernism and classicism to create the perfect ambience.
Photos courtesy of Scorsetti Design LLC. Q: What did you think of the Las Vegas Market winter furniture show? We were delighted to share some of our latest creations with Las Vegas Market attendees. From elegant to sublime, our collection was very much at home with the splendor of Las Vegas style and luxury. Q: Are you currently working on any new interesting projects or collaborations?
full luxury, lifestyle collection. The addition of rugs with such a wonderful partner as Nourison Rugs in recent adds an exciting foundation for the CG look.
For more information, please visit official website www.christopherguy.com
Christopher Guy (CG) started in decorative mirrors and has since grown to include a
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Sothebyâ€™s Expands E-Commerce Program Acquires Viyet, the Online Marketplace for Interior Design
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Strengthening Sotheby's Position in the Market for Vintage and Antique Furniture, Decorative Objects and Accessories. Expanding Retail Offerings to Complement Existing Suite of Services for Buyers and Sellers Sotheby's is pleased to announce the acquisition of Viyet, the online marketplace for interior design specializing in vintage and antique furniture, decorative objects, and accessories. Viyet's business model complements Sotheby's existing suite of auction and private sale services at the high end of this market, providing clients with simple, fixed price opportunities whenever they wish to buy and sell. This acquisition advances several strategic priorities for Sotheby's including growing sales at a more accessible price point, welcoming more clients to the Company, and providing best-in-class service. Launched in 2013, Viyet serves both private individuals and the trade in the United States through its New York headquarters and a growing network of "curators" in 13 markets around the country. The Viyet team, led by CEO Elizabeth Brown, will join Sotheby's, while maintaining their brand and business operation. They will report to John Auerbach, General Manager of Sotheby's North American Art & Objects Division. "Sotheby's has centuries of experience and tremendous expertise, and Viyet is a digitally-native brand that knows how to leverage technology to serve today's consumers," said Tad Smith, Sotheby's CEO, adding, "and together we share a passion for client service at the highest level. We are delighted to have Elizabeth and her team on board and look forward to broadening the range of property we handle as well as expanding the services we can offer to existing and new clients." John Auerbach, General Manager of Sotheby's Art & Objects Division in New York, commented, "Our collectors buy across category and price point, and Viyet reflects how they shape and refine their everyday environments. Across all of Sotheby's businesses, our goal is to maximize value by matching property with the best possible audience of buyers. Alongside Sotheby's successful auction and private sale platforms, Viyet provides yet another venue for the sale of furniture and decorative objects." The Viyet model offers both buyers and sellers the opportunity to transact immediately, rather than wait for an upcoming auction, and provides Sotheby's a low-touch model to handle more moderately-priced items. Viyet does not take possession of property consigned for sale. Potential consignments are
evaluated on site, photographed, and catalogued for listing on Viyet.com. A "listed" price and "reserve" price are approved by the consignor and buyers can "Make an Offer" that can be accepted, countered, or declined by Viyet on the consignor's behalf. Once sold, Viyet arranges pickup and delivery. Viyet offers a range of furniture and decorative objects, with antique and vintage material being the most popular. The site generally offers items priced at $5,000 and below, and some have sold for as much as $100,000. Sotheby's vast sourcing network will provide an influx of antique and vintage material within that value range, focusing Viyet's offering more deliberately on those popular categories while simultaneously raising their average selling price. "Sotheby's is the perfect partner to help take Viyet to the next level. We are thrilled to introduce Sotheby's exceptional product assortment to our audience of savvy design buyers, as well as to align ourselves with the trust and design authority of the Sotheby's brand," said Viyet's CEO Elizabeth Brown. Viyet complements Sotheby's existing suite of services across several platforms, categories, and price points. Increasingly, clients are choosing to engage with Sotheby's online â€“ in 2017, online buyers spent more than $180 million, and 53% of all online bidders were new to the Company. In addition to facilitating online bidding in live auctions, Sotheby's successfully staged 36 online-only auctions across a variety of categories in 2017. ABOUT SOTHEBY'S Sotheby's has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby's became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby's presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby's BidNow program allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world. ABOUT VIYET Viyet is a New York-based e-commerce marketplace specializing in consignment services for pre-owned luxury designer furniture, vintage, and antique home goods. For consignors, Viyet offers a full-service solution encompassing all steps of the selling process, from photography to moving and delivery. For buyers, Viyet offers access to timeless pieces within a competitive marketplace. Viyet is a subsidiary of Sotheby's.
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Kathy Ireland Arrived in Las Vegas to Visit Her Partners and Display New Collections Photo courtesy of Kathy Ireland Worldwide
It is a great joy to return to Las Vegas, where our company, and partners, enjoy such extraordinary success because of the home industry. We are grateful for the tremendous support we receive from retailers, partners, and the visitors of this wonderful place.
Ireland and her team of executives landed in Las Vegas, where she spent two days highlighting her successful partnerships in the furniture and home industries, with Michael Amini, Bush Furniture, Pacific Coast Lighting and Nourison. Featured events included the new Michael Amini | Kathy Ireland® Home Designs furniture collection as well as KATHLEEN MARIE NEW YORK, a luxury collaboration with Nourison experiencing great success at Neiman Marcus and Horchow. Ireland’s agreements with Nourison, Pacific Coast Lighting and Bush extend into the next decade, supporting her Supermodel-turned-Mogul Forbes placement among America’s top 50 most successful women. Honored as one of the 40 Most Influential People in Furniture, according to Furniture Today last month, Ireland’s visit also highlighted potential relationships in the Furniture industry for Level Brands’ diverse and disruptive partners, I’M1, David Tutera, Romero Britto, and others. Level Brands is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Martin
Sumichrast as its Chairman and CEO. I’M1, EE1 and Kathy Ireland® Health & Wellness are led in marketing and creative, respectively, by Stephen Roseberry, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Kathy Ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®), and kiWW®’s Executive Vice President and Global Creative Director, Jon Carrasco. I’M1 was co-founded by Kathy Ireland and Tommy Meharey, a Marine, millennial father, global fashion model, concert producer, Vice President of Kathy Ireland® Weddings & Resorts, and the youngest member to serve on Kathy Ireland® Worldwide’s Board of Directors. Ireland co-founded EE1 with Nic Mendoza, the heir to a family with generations of extraordinary musical success. Notably, Level Brands and Kathy Ireland® Worldwide are committed to social responsibility as they require every partner, client, and licensee to support its Millennium Development Goals to improve the condition of lives around the world.
About Level Brands, Inc. (www.LevelBrands.com) Level Brands creates bold, unconventional, and socially responsible branding for leading businesses. With a focus on corporate brand management and consumer products marketing art, beauty, fashion, health, and wellness including the beverage space, entertainment, and real estate. Licensed brand marketing is at the core of the Level Brand businesses: Ireland Men One or I’M1, for millennial men and the women who love them; Encore Endeavor One or EE1, corporate brand management and producer of experiential entertainment events and products across multiple platforms; Kathy Ireland® Health & Wellness; Beauty & Pin-Ups, Level Brands’ hair care and disruptive women’s products brand. SOURCE Level Brands, Inc
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Photo courtesy of Hermosa Inn
The Hermosa Inn Arizona a Unique Boutique Hideaway
Written by Merilee Kern
Nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley, Arizona—an exclusive Phoenix enclave that’s just minutes from bustling Scottsdale—lies a AAA Four Diamond boutique hideaway called Hermosa Inn. Originally the residence and studio of iconic cowboy artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, this one-of-a-kind boutique resort is the quintessential blend of modern luxury and authentic southwestern charm. Here you’ll revel in world-class amenities amid a peaceful desert ambiance that’s punctuated by striking panoramic views of the neighboring Camelback Mountain.
With just forty-three casitas, The Hermosa Inn is ostensibly the most intimate of the region’s luxury resorts, which translates to highly personalized service that’s genuine and familial in feel. Having completed a $5.5 million renovation earlier this year, The Hermosa Inn unveiled ten new deluxe suite casitas and twelve completely renovated historic old-style rancho casitas. Each is designed to accommodate every type of guest, from hardened business travelers to honeymooners. With cozy in-room beehive fireplaces, openair patios, a lively bar and communal seating areas, on-site painting classes, free-use beach cruisers, seasonal poolside yoga, hot tub facilities, a business suite, and dining to-die-for, The Hermosa Inn is an ideal locale for small group getaways, from weddings, intimate family vacations, and bachelorette weekends to golf outings, board meetings, and executive retreats. Perhaps the most notable of The Hermosa Inn’s amenities is the AAA Four-Diamond LON’s restaurant. The newlyexpanded eatery features an authentic farm-to-table tasting menu, complete with top-rated signature cocktails and an awe-inspiring subterranean wine cellar. Lauded as one of the valley’s very best, the outdoor garden patio area is amply sized and replete with wood burning fireplaces, plush couches, and gorgeous fauna and flora that all surround a large tricking water fountain as the focal point. It’s truly the perfect gathering place for any occasion, as is the adjacent LON’s Last Drop bar—a cowboy-chic “watering hole” that’s part of the indoor section of the award-winning restaurant. Interestingly, this bar was named after Megargee’s most famous painting: “Last Drop From His Stetson,” which was commissioned by the Stetson Hat Company in the 1920’s, and to this day still appears on the inside of every topof-the-line Stetson hat. Having dined at LON’s, I can attest that the fare is worth the trip, alone. “We describe our food as globally inspired Arizona fare,” said Melanie Volkers, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Hermosa Inn. “It’s globally inspired because of the various techniques and influences our chefs use, and it’s Arizona fare because we source local ingredients whenever possible. Our Executive Chef is a ninth generation Arizonan who grew up on his family farm just north of Tucson. For him, farm to table is not just the latest culinary trend, this is truly his lifestyle. Menus are ingredient driven and will
change frequently based on what is available from the local farms.” Understandably, art abounds at The Hermosa Inn. Many original pieces of Megargee’s artwork are on display in the lobby as well as the restaurant. Additionally, copies of many of his works are in the guestrooms as well. Rich in history and culture and oriented toward luxury-level guest service, The Hermosa Inn is the antidote to the assembly line of bland chain hotels or even “one size fits all” resort properties where quantity trumps quality. The property also boasts many events that promote fun and frivolity among guest, who are given various ways to commiserate while they vacay. For example, they have a vibrant arts and culinary program of events throughout the year, and also offer painting instruction with a pro, wine dinners, artist demonstration brunches, cooking classes, and more. These are among the many reasons the property was recently named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards winner as the #1 Hotel in the West/Southwest and the #9 Hotel in the U.S. An amazing accomplishment by any measure. Speaking of art, during my own stay I participated in a lovely garden painting class with Carrie Curran, which involved an afternoon of entertaining and engaging art instruction while sipping champagne and nibbling on cheese and charcuterie. Carrie is regularly available at the property to provide guidance for an artistic journey perfectly suited for enthusiastic beginners to emerging professionals. Carrie teaches, inspires and guides participants as they use acrylic on canvas to create their very own keepsake masterpiece. Various themes and programs are available with Carrie onsite, at the resort all throughout the year. It’s a relaxing and highly worthwhile way to spend a few hours of your vacation day. But ultimately, at the heart of The Hermosa Inn is authenticity. Although the resort offers modern amenities like WiFi, high-definition TVs, and a refrigerator and Keurig in every suite, this cactus and flower-filled hacienda is overflowing with old-world charm. “We have not turned to technology to replace human interaction,” said Volkers. “In fact, we don’t even use electronic key cards: we still issue real keys at check-in.” I can attest that there is a decidedly residential feel to the property. It feels like a neighborhood. In fact, the property is duly tucked away in an actual suburban neighborhood that does promote a more relaxed sensibility than the more conspicuous resorts. For my part, from the moment I arrived, I felt transported and inspired, and by the time I left I was rejuvenated and ready to book a return visit. This all very much by design, but not driven by a numbers-hungry marketing engine. Volkers points out, “Our approach to hospitality is simple–we strive to create memories and exceed guests’ expectations every time so they return time and time again...it’s our people that truly make a difference.” 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.
TRAVEL | LEISURE
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The James NewYork - NoMad Celebrates Being Fully Unveiled The opening of Scarpetta’s new flagship and the introduction of The Seville marks the new hotel’s completion.
The James New York – NoMad celebrates being fully open with the opening of Scarpetta’s new flagship location in NoMad, following 10 years on 14thstreet, and the introduction of The Seville social cocktail lounge. The fully renovated property boasts 360 guest rooms, including 28 suites, 2 penthouses and 5,000 square feet of meeting spaces designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen. The opening of The James is a key development in the renaissance of the NoMad neighborhood, joining the company of prestigious hotels in the area. The Hotel’s developer GFI Development Company, has played a key role in the rebirth of the area. GFI Development, with CEO Allen Gross leading the charge, took on the development of the Ace Hotel New York in 2006, the first boutique hotel to open in the neighborhood. GFI and Allen Gross also developed The NoMad and now The James as the next hallmark in the renaissance of the NoMad area. “It has been a great joy to see the transformative affect that GFI Development’s properties have had on the NoMad neighborhood,” said Allen Gross. “We are proud to introduce The James New York – NoMad to the neighborhood as the next phase as we continue to lead the way in the revitalization of NoMad.” With a nod to the rich history of the neighborhood as the birthplace of the iconic “Manhattan” cocktail and the stunning beaux-arts style building that originally opened as the historic landmarked “Hotel Seville” in 1904, The Seville cocktail lounge is a new concept by LDV Hospitality finding a perfect home at The James New York – NoMad. An evolution of the prohibition-
themed speakeasy suite in the former hotel, The Seville is a fully realized social cocktail lounge curated to serve as an intimate, stylish hideaway in the traditions of prohibition-era NoMad, which was home to many famed speakeasies. The Seville’s tucked away, underground space will offer a curated music program and classic cocktails with a twist. Scarpetta’s move to the NoMad area sees the signature restaurant concept that first launched in New York’s Meatpacking District evolve in the beautifully designed space with exciting enhancements including an expansive bar and café as well as an expanded menu of seasonal, gourmet Italian fare. Speaking on the opening, LDV Hospitality founder John Meadow stated, “We could not be more excited and grateful for our newest hotel partnership to be with GFI, Denihan Hospitality, and Thomas Juul-Hansen. I am thrilled to reimagine our flagship Scarpetta location while bringing to life this iconic hotel with the James New York - NoMad.” With the introduction of these exciting venues The James New York - NoMad offers guests the perfect balance of sanctuary and scene; they can treat themselves to Italian cuisine at Scarpetta, indulge in delicious craft cocktails at The Seville and then retreat to the urban sanctuaries of their hotel rooms where they can unwind with in-room Kundalini yoga by Guru Jagat, calm their minds with meditation by Inscape, or sip on a juice or smoothie through the new in-room dining offerings. The James New York-NoMad is the perfect place to unplug and play and find balance when traveling.
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About the James Hotels The James Hotels, with ideally situated locations in Chicago and New York, are both sanctuary and scene. The James are all about balance and believe that the combination of personal well-being and total indulgence is the ultimate key to happiness. Targeting Urban Explorers seeking a calm and cool experience, The James serves up warm, modern spaces that draw inspiration from the energy of our communities. For more information, jameshotels.com/new-york/nomad About GFI Development Company GFI Development Company, LLC has successfully developed more than $1 billion of residential, office, retail, and hospitality real estate since its inception in 2007. Led by a senior management team, GFI Development Company focuses on opportunistic investments in major metropolitan areas. About Denihan Hospitality Denihan is a privately-held, full service hotel management and development company. The Company owns and/or operates boutique hotels in major urban markets throughout the U.S. More details can be found at www.denihan.com.
Photo courtesy of The Seville “The fully opened James New York – NoMad is the ultimate destination for urban explorers seeking a cool and calm experience,” stated Vera Manoukian, President and Chief Operating Officer at Denihan Hospitality. “At the James, we are passionate believers that balancing personal well-being and total indulgence is the ultimate key to happiness.” The James offers an array of boutique hotel rooms including Queen and King Deluxe guestrooms, King Jimmy Suites, and King James Suites. Acclaimed designer Thomas Juul-Hansen designed each room as a private sanctuary featuring locally crafted and custom designed furnishings conveying an eclectic and collected residential feel. The materiality of the guestrooms, from the intricately grated brass minibars to the hand-carved marble bathroom vanities emanates a luxurious modernity. The transformed lobby includes a rich palate of warm fabrics, conveying an approachable and comfortable refuge for guests and visitors alike. Jimmy Suites offer separate living and sleeping rooms, as well as two full bathrooms. James Suites offer the standout feature of customizable layouts; featuring a large living room with a pullout sofa, separate bedrooms and spacious bathrooms. The warmly designed penthouse suites feature spacious, residentially designed living rooms including space to dine or entertain, separate from the master bedrooms, as well as luxurious bathrooms with large tubs.
Accommodations include unique touches and amenities, such as dream interpretation books, yoga mats and meditation cushions, which guests can use with the in-room Four Bodies Wellness program offerings and eco-friendly Appelles bath amenities. Other in-room features include a curated pantry with a selection of local wines, spirits, and snacks, and as always, complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests have 24-hour access to the fitness center, which features state-of-the art equipment such as the extremely popular Peloton bikes. For in-room dining, guests can order breakfast, lunch or dinner from the menu curated and served by LDV Hospitality, ranging from health-conscious offerings such as the James Veggie Burger or a Chia Seed Parfait to more indulgent items like the Cinnamon-Challah French Toast or on-the-go items like an Energy Smoothie. To celebrate the grand opening, guests can book the Grand Opening offer that includes an indulgent tasting menu dinner for two at Scarpetta, craft cocktails from The Seville, breakfast in bed, complimentary room upgrades (based on availability) and 12pm early check-in OR 4pm late check-out. Guests can book now at: www.jameshotels.com/new-york/nomad/ special-offers.
About Scarpetta Scarpetta is LDV Hospitality’s Flagship concept. The original Scarpetta opened in New York City’sbustling 14th Street in 2008 to a critically acclaimed 3-star review in the NY Times. Thereafter, Scarpetta Restaurants opened at The Fontainebleau in Miami, The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Gurney’s Resort in Montauk, Gurney’s Resort in Newport, RI, The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, and The James New York - NoMad. About Seville: The Seville is a return to the throwback NY cocktail lounge adapted for today’s social life. A curated old school music program, ranging from 90’s New York hip hop to 60’s classic rock, will energize the room. With live performances and DJ sets by ‘The Ladies of the Seville,’ this is about music and cocktails that transport you to an authentic feel good place. About LDV Hospitality LDV is a boutique hospitality group that creates authentic and unique restaurant and cocktail bar experiences. Inspired by La Dolce Vita, “The Good Life,” founded by John Meadow in 2008. The LDV portfolio spans across eight cities throughout the country with its home in New York City, as well as The Hamptons, Miami, and Las Vegas.
FASHION | TRENDS
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Givenchy at Home The House of Givenchy Unveils an Exclusive Scenography at its Milan Sant’Andrea Store for the Arrival of Clare Waight Keller’s Debut Collections To celebrate the in-store arrival of artistic director Clare Waight Keller’s first collections for Givenchy, the house is delighted to premiere its spring-summer ready-to-wear and accessories lines in a true Givenchy “home” on the Via Sant’Andrea, in the heart of the Milan fashion district. Givenchy’s spring-summer 2018 collections for women and men was debuted on February 15th, 2018, three weeks prior to arriving in stores worldwide on March 5th. At the main entrance, classic wrought-iron gate elements evoke the original couture house Monsieur Givenchy founded in the 1950s at 3 Avenue George V in Paris. Inside, a space inspired by a typically elegant Parisian townhouse replicates the chic, cozy ambiance of Clare Waight Keller’s private home.
Ready-to-wear collections and new classics such as the GV3 handbag assume their natural places, forming a living tableau: a bag sits casually on an armchair, a dress drapes over the back of a sofa, and shoes line a dressing room area. Strategically placed mirrors echo the advertising campaign for spring-summer 2018 shot by Steven Meisel, a visual reminder that Givenchy’s past is reflected in its present, and the present points to its future. Traditional moldings adorn walls painted in a flattering shade of soft ivory, while plant arrangements suspended from the ceiling and antique rugs delineating intimate lounge areas lend warmth to flooring in parquet and burnished concrete. Furnishings evoke the intimist ambiance found in Givenchy’s current ad campaign: medallion armchairs mix with modernist settees, vintage 1970s light fixtures in metal or glass, and elegant groupings of greenery.
In this environment, architecture, design, luxury, music, art, culture, and people come together to celebrate an exciting new era at Givenchy. Its context is rich in meaning: history and heritage embrace different beauties and a poetic mood - sometimes with a romantic air, at others with the rock-inflected attitude that is central to Clare Waight Keller’s vocabulary for the house. Givenchy spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear collections debuted at the Givenchy store in Milan on February 15th, 2018 at 10am local time. “If you want to make changes to your nose, or any facial feature, you should weigh the pros and cons of a permanent solution vs. a temporary solution,” Dugar says. “You need to decide what it is you are really after and then determine if the procedure you’re considering will accomplish that.”
FASHION | TRENDS
Written by Jennifer Gonzales
Spring is just around the corner, and so are the newest fashion trends. Just like every other woman, fashion is a statement, something that helps contribute into making a great first impression. When walking into a room full of people, you want to be center of attention and one they’ll remember. This spring have a little fun in coordinating your outfits, let your personality shine through your clothes.
Blush is such an amazing color that pops and compliments any skin tone. It’s super feminine and gives off that feeling of sweetness and innocence. If you’re feeling adventurous you can pair this blush color with some lace, or some beads. It also looks great paired with other bold colors such as navy, black, and burgundy, it adds strength and elegance to the pink. It has been known that people who admire the color blush are ones that are hopeful, and positive.
It can be a challenge sometimes to figure out what goes great with the color lavender, or with any shade of purple. The main component when trying to rock this color, is pure confidence. Lavender is a favored color that a lot of people like to wear and is a popular color to wear during the spring. It looks great paired with any color jeans, and other pastel colors such as light blue and blush. Purple symbolizes royalty, wealth, wisdom, and sophistication. However, try not to wear too much of it, you want to create a balance.
Yellow One of the great things about yellow, is that it can be worn formally and casually. From blazers, to skirts, to shoes and bags, yellow is a color that is bold and gets you noticed almost immediately. If the wrong shade of yellow is worn, or if you’re wearing too much yellow it can become over powering. It is best that you wear yellow away from the face, such as a black top with a yellow skirt, or dark top and dark blue jeans, with yellow shoes and a matching purse. Yellow is a to go to color, that reflects happiness and puts out positive vibes.
This spring go find the perfect outfit, one that will leave you not only feeling good about yourself but that will make you stand out from all the others. You can never go wrong with Blush, Yellow and Lavender it is the top 3 colors that are never out of fashion and is always in demand this time of year.
ENTERTAINMENT | NEWS
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Christian Nava is the Latin Artist to Watch in 2018
Written by Yelena Brezhneva
Thatâ€™s right! Billboard is standing behind Pandoraâ€™s watch list that was released in December 2017 by publishing the list. Pandora is a leader in digital trends, conducting a most comprehensive music analysis using scientific algorithms to predict which artists are most likely to hit the Billboard 200 chart for the first time within a year.
Pandora’s team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording, personalizing your experience. The notable list of predictions is based on the likelihood of success, and many factors are taken into consideration, like growth on the platform, originality, cultural relevance, potential for growth and other data. Tiana Lewis, Lead Pop Curator, shared that “From trendsetters to hit makers, we’ve been watching these hip hop and R&B artists create a buzz on Pandora. We analyzed street cred, crew love, industry insights, social data and plenty of vibe to pick our faves for 2018. Look out for these artists to make moves in the next year.” Latin Pop sensation Christian Nava is a talented, young songwriter that shares the ‘we the people’ stories the old way, through songs. Each song is a story that’s coming to life with his piercing voice. Since the beginning of time and on every continent, people used to pass on history and stories using poetry and music. It was an art, and only a few would qualify to do that. Each country used such people to pass on their legacy. “Old-fashioned Pandora,” we might say. Nava could be called a Mexican balladeer, but he’s much more. His love of music took him further into a new genre that he’s creating by mixing new styles and delivery methods. Everything around us is evolving, including music. It is refreshing to see such a young man touching young souls and inspiring bilingual culture. Nava’s family doesn’t have a musical background. His personal interest in music was a natural reflection of his soul. It all started for him at school and he was never thinking about becoming a professional musician, he just followed his heart.
Las Vegas became a home for him and his family. Originally from Napa, California, he was drawn to Las Vegas, which was more favorable to a young aspiring musician. Music was taking up more of his time; he wanted to learn how to play the guitar and expand his skills. A key to success is to follow your passion. Music became his passion. Christian followed the lead of his passion, and it took him to a new heights. At first he was performing the classical Mexican genre; his Michoacán roots and influences are very strong. Since he was 16 years of age he has been writing his own songs. Now, at the age of 25, he has mastered his art and earned the love of his global fans. Nava has performed with big Mexican names like Banda Carnaval, Calibre 50, Banda El Recodo, Gerardo Ortiz (nominated by iHeart Radio Music Awards 2018 as Regional Mexican Artist of the Year as well as the Regional Song of the Year), and Remmy Valenzuela. Starting from his first on-stage experience in Las Vegas that brought in over a thousand people, Christian is used to big crowds. His strong fan base keeps growing and expanding. Christian’s individual vision evolved his personal style, and experimenting with many different genres of music brought him to finding his own. He’s a leader, not a follower, my friends. It is reflected in his hair cut, in his sense of fashion, in his lyrics, and in his music. He is CHRISTIAN NAVA. Pandora’s watch list reflects gifted and hard-working artists that will be impacting music for years to come. Well, Christian Nava is one. Remember that name⏤ and that you’ve heard it here first! Full list of Latin Artists to Watch in 2018 blog.pandora.com/us/latin-artists-to-watch-2018/ iHeart Radio Music Awards 2018 www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/8093956/ iheartradio-music-awards-2018-latin-nominees Instagram christian_nava_oficial
Yelena Brezhneva www.yelenabrezhneva.com Author, Mother of Three, Philanthropist, Las Vegas Personality and High Rise-Luxury Home Specialist with Sotheby’s International Realty
ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD
Driving Cuban Cuisine Cravings in Downtown San Diego Written by Merilee Kern
Photos courtesy of Havana 1920
“Havana 1920 celebrates my personal heritage, and with that, we created a place that really transports guests to Hemmingway’s Cuba,” said Joe Santos, COO of GBOD Hospitality Group, whose grandparents migrated from the United States to Cuba. “From music to décor to dishes and drinks to service, every guest is wrapped in the spirit Cuba.” San Diego tourists and locals, alike are hailing Havana 1920, which opened its downtown doors in late 2017 in the city’s famed Gaslamp Quarter. Conceived by the GBOD Hospitality Group and with a kitchen helmed by Chef Anthony Porras, Havana 1920 exudes history—“channeling Cuba’s hay days when the island became a playground for Americans to escape prohibition and hit a happening bar scene,” as cited in its promotional materials. Here, Latin food lovers can bask in authentic and classic Cuban cuisine while sipping from the eatery’s impressive collection of more than 150 rums, including French-style Rhum Agricole, classic British Navy, and the hard-to-find Appleton Estate Joy. Also notable is the entertainment, as the restaurant boasts live and decidedly festive music nightly. To this I can attest, having dined at the locale myself. While the starter options abound, I appreciated the concise entrée selections: just four dishes this destination does exceedingly well. As an Empenada aficionado, I tried two of the three varieties available: beef picadillo and ham and cheese. The morsels, which came three to an order, had fittingly flaky and tender dough while the savory filling had big, hugely satisfying flavor. The Ceviche Tropical appetizer was equally amazing. This mélange of shrimp, grilled pineapple, jalapeno, cucumber, tomato, onion and cilantro was presented in a sweeter format than the more common acid-driven ceviches, which was a welcome departure, indeed. With it, March 2018
I reveled in the authentic Cuban bread that Havana 1920 flies in from La Segunda bakery in Florida. For my entrée, of the four I chose the Cuban Style Roast Pork, cooked classic Cuban style—marinated in traditional seasonings and cooked to tender pulled meat perfection. Of course, a side of black beans, white rice and fried sweet plantains accompanied. Portions here are appropriate—not overdone or gluttonous, but certainly enough to satiate. Having been so enamored by my visit to Havana 1920, I sought out Santos to discuss what makes this eatery such an exciting and unique addition to downtown San Diego’s flourishing ethnic food scene. Here’s what he had to say.
preparing different cuisines: Latin, Asian, Italian and more. He spent time working for Eurest Compass Group, which thrived in corporate dining, and has worked for companies including Pfizer, San Diego Gas & Electric and Qualcomm. He also worked at two hotels in San Diego County, first at Arterra Restaurant and Lounge in Del Mar, Calif. and at Park Hyatt Resort Aviara in Carlsbad, Calif. where he learned different cooking techniques from many talented chefs he worked under, and also served celebrities such as Jim Carey and John Madden, to name a few. He earned his culinary certificate from Grossmont College in 2006. Does the restaurant have a “signature dish”?
Authentic. My grandparents migrated to the United States from Cuba; it represents my personal heritage. Havana 1920 is designed to transport guests to Hemmingway’s Cuba; to wrap you up in the spirit of Cuba. We have worked hard to create dishes and cocktails that incorporate ingredients and recipes that would make Grandma proud.
Our signature item at Havana 1920 has to be the sandwich Cubano, made with slices of slow roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread served with yuca frita. It’s served on the Cuban bread from La Segunda Central Bakery in Tampa, Fla. It’s the bread that makes our version of the sandwich special, and lends itself to our passion for authenticity. The Cubano originated in cafes that catered to Cuban workers in Key West and Ybor City, Tampa, two early Cuban communities in Florida; it really is a "working man's" meal.
Tell me about the chef’s background – what are some career highlights?
What is your personal favorite item on the menu?
Chef Anthony Porras has been working in the culinary industry for more than 14 years, with a wide variety of experience
It is really hard to pick one favorite item. Right now it’s the Ensalada de Aguacate, avocado salad. It’s made with Caribbean
How would you sum up the restaurant’s approach to Cuban cuisine?
avocados, tomato and onion on a bed of watercress with extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt and fresh lemon juice. It definitely transports you to the Caribbean with the first bite.
roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread; and the Elena Ruz, a Cuban turkey sandwich with cream cheese and strawberry on a sweet Cuban roll; among other small bites, sandwiches and plates.
every sense of the restaurant as we make this a flagship for this brand.
Menu aside, what is your personal favorite aspect of the eatery?
Beginning at 11 a.m., the ground level café will also serve a variety of cafecitos and espressos, including: Cafecito Cubano, the classic Cuban espresso served sweet and strong; a shareable version of the Cafecito Cubano, the espresso colada; Cubano cortado, Cafecito Cubano with steamed milk; Bombon, a combination of espresso and sweetened condensed milk; and Mexican mocha, a chocolate mocha with a kick of cinnamon and spicy heat.
At Havana 1920, we don’t want to be stagnant – we hope to always be adding in new things and ideas. We also hope to expand to offer cigar rolling classes, rum tastings, salsa dancing and more. The idea is to keep things fresh and exciting, while also making sure to stay true to our concept.
For me, it’s the ambiance. It truly transports me to another place. Guests reach the upstairs dining room by climbing a Cubana airlines stairwell lined with antique plane tickets and travel posters. The dining room is filled with homespun tables and mismatched chairs. You feel like you’ve left San Diego and have entered a home in Old Havana where you’ve sat down with family for a bite to eat. What can patrons expect from dining at this restaurant? Our goal at Havana 1920 is for everything the guest experiences– the food, cocktails, décor, music and ambiance– to take you on a journey to Cuba; Hemmingway’s Cuba that our grandparents lived in and experienced. What other qualities set this restaurant apart from other dining options in the area? In addition to being the only Cuban restaurant in the area, we’re very passionate about our entertainment and beverage program. Our décor really tells a story; it’s both unique and authentic with a variety of Cuban-style chairs, Cuban cigar boxes and a machine making fresh-pressed sugar cane juice for cocktails. What’s new and exciting at Havana 1920? We just launched lunch service on Jan. 8! A sampling of lunch selections, which are available starting at 11 a.m., includes classic Cuban croquettes filled with ham and béchamel or roasted chicken and béchamel; papa rellenas, mashed potatoes fried and filled with seasoned ground beef and peppers, or cheese and peppers; tostones, the Caribbean classic twice-fried green plantains served with Cuban mojo criollo and Havana Royale sauces; the sandwich Cubano, slices of slow
What might people not know about the restaurant, but should? First, our check presenters are actually cuadernos, school notebooks from 1940s Spain. They all have different animals on them, and our manager, Andrew Walsh, spent a lot of time and research to get them! Secondly, when it comes to the décor, one of our favorite pieces are the mini Bacardi rum bottles. Also notable is that we get our Cuban bread flown in from La Segunda Central Bakery in Tampa, Fla. La Segunda Bakery is a family-owned institution in the thriving Cuban district of Ybor City, Fla. that has been operating for 103 years. Why is the Gaslamp District the optimal spot for this restaurant? The draw of the Gaslamp gives us the exposure we love but mainly, we are the first Cuban restaurant (the first Caribbean altogether) in the area. It has been much needed. What are some of your long and short term goals for the restaurant? Our goals for Havana 1920 include consistency and expansion. We look forward to maintaining a high-level experience in
How will the restaurant maintain and/or elevate its image?
Any interesting factoids about the restaurant? Most of the décor is authentic to pre-communist Cuba and the 1920s, and belonged to my [Joe Santos] grandparents as well as a collector in Calle Ocho. Accommodating up to 80 guests and designed by GBOD’s own design team led by Colin Mangold, Santos’ vision for Havana 1920 is now a noteworthy reality. The intimate, 1,000-square-foot restaurant and bar is filled with authentic touches, from the variety of Cuban-style chairs to Cuban cigar boxes and a machine that makes fresh-pressed sugar cane juice for cocktails. It’s truly great escapism in the heart of downtown San Diego.
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
FASHION | NEWS
The RealReal Brings Luxury Consignment to Las Vegas Located in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace; Thousands of One-of-a-Kind Luxury Items The RealReal, the leading authenticated luxury consignment company, announced the opening of a Las Vegas popup shop at 3500 S Las Vegas Boulevard in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The 6,000-square-foot pop-up shop will feature one-of-a-kind luxury items, including women’s and men’s fashion, fine jewelry, watches, home furnishings, decor and art from top designers including Chanel, Hermès, Cartier, Rolex, Stella McCartney, Gucci, and more. Clients can also drop off items to be consigned. The RealReal’s staff of gemologists, horologists, art curators and authentication specialists will be on hand to answer questions and provide personalized service. “After seeing the success and adoption in San Francisco and New York, we’re excited to bring our pop-up concept to different markets across the country, starting with Las Vegas,” said The RealReal CEO and Founder Julie Wainwright. “We’ve created a unique, omnichannel business and our brick-and-mortar experience really brings our brand to life. It allows people to interact with our experts and get the personalized service they are looking for.” An omnichannel business, The RealReal is focused on bringing its luxury consignment experience to consumers across all touchpoints, including desktop, mobile, brick-and-mortar stores, and Luxury Consignment Offices.
The company’s permanent flagship store is located at 80 Wooster Street in Soho, NY. The RealReal has plans to open additional pop-up shops in the latter half of 2018. To support its brick-and-mortar expansion, The RealReal created RealReal360, an innovative commerce solution that offers a unified, real-time view of inventory, product, and customer activity across all platforms. Built from the ground up to scale with The RealReal’s fast-moving business needs, RealReal360 provides a centralized view of The RealReal customer and inventory across desktop, mobile, stores, and warehouse. For more details on the pop-up shop, please visit: therealreal.com/lasvegas
About TheRealReal: The RealReal is the leader in authenticated luxury consignment. With an expert behind every item, we ensure everything we sell is 100% real. We have 60+ in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items available online each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by brands from Chanel to Cartier, and hundreds more, supporting the circular economy. In eight Luxury Consignment Offices across the country, our expert staff provides free jewelry, watch and handbag valuations.
CALENDAR March 2, 2018 NASCAR Neon Garage – Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nv. Rev up your engines and hold on tight for a day to remember. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is coming to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and tickets are available for the NASCAR Neon Garage for an up-close, one-of-a-kind experience. Get in close to the action, meet your favorite racers, and have the best view of the victory lane celebration with this exclusive, all-access pass.
March 3, 2018 Wetlands Park Nature Fun Run – Wetlands Park, Las vegas, Nv. Get some exercise while helping celebrate 5 years of the Wetlands Park Nature Center with a 5K Fun Run and a 1K Nature Stroll. This untimed event on uneven terrain will get you out in the beautiful spring weather in a stunning conservation park. More anniversary activities follow the event including exhibits, live animals and more fun events for kids inside the Nature Center.
March 3-4 & 10-11, 2018
March 15, 2018 UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV. Prepare for the fight of a lifetime as Brazilian superstar Cris Cyborg makes the second defense of her UFC women’s featherweight crown against Russian knockout artist Yana Kunitskaya. Cyborg holds the title after a five-found win over former world titleholder Holly Holm this past December. Now she faces the continue her unbeaten streak against Kunitskaya in the main event, with the co-main event matching up legendary Frankie Edgar against the uprising Brian Ortega for the featherweight crown.
March 17, 2018
Dana Point Festival of Whales – Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CA.
Vegas Beer & Music Festival– The Downtown Events Lot, Las Vegas, NV.
Celebrate the annual gray whale migration at Dana Point for their 47th event with two whale-inspired weekends! Enjoy a myriad of vendors and activities from the shore including a parade filled with spectacular floats, costumes and giant balloons to kick off the event. There’s also a street fair including live music, a Pet Costume Contest, and a special area for kids. Both weekends are jam-packed with a variety of events, film screenings, concerts, runs/walks, BBQs, educational marine-themed events, whale watching excursions and so much more.
Struggling to find something fun to do for St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further than the Vegas Beer and Music Festival! Known as the Rock Star Beer Festival, this unique event celebrates craft beer and live music and is a collaborative effort of #rockstarbeer and many breweries to raise money for UNLV Beverage Management club. Walk around the event lot tasting over 50 craft beers while enjoying live music from national bands and DJs. The event will showcase multiple local and regional breweries and will also feature an after party.
March 17, 2018 Bon Jovi: This House Is Not for Sale 2018 Tour – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV. Global rock icons and newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi are making a pit stop in Las Vegas on their 2018 tour at the T-Mobile Arena. Rock out with the GRAMMY-winning band as they celebrate their return to the road with the rerelease of This House Is Not For Sale including two brand new songs, “When We Were US” and “Walls.”
March 17, 2018 Hermosa Beach Saint Patrick’s Day Parade– Hermosa Beach, CA . Starting at City Hall, join over 20,000 spectators in Hermosa Beach for the 23rd annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade down Pier Avenue. Over 100 local businesses, civic organizations and school marking bands will take part in the seven-block parade. The Irish theme will include bagpipers from the Emerald Society, floats, horses and fourlegged friends from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California, and the fantastic location will also include great dining, shopping and beautiful beach weather that Hermosa Beach has to offer.
March 17-18, 2018 savor sonoma valley– Sonoma Valley, CA . Experience the finest wineries throughout the towns of Kenwood and Glen Ellen through a Barrel Tasting event you won’t soon forget. Enjoy a variety of specialty wines including barrel tastings, current releases, and more as you meet with the winemakers and get to March 2018
know them in their beautiful wineries and boutique tasting rooms. There will also be a myriad of lunch options during this twoday event from local food trucks, deli’s, and restaurants, or if you prefer, you can bring a picnic to enjoy at the wineries beautiful picnic areas.
March 23-25, 2018 Palm Desert Food & Wine– El Paseo Shopping District, Palm Desert, CA. 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.
March 31, 2018 Bonnies and Bonnets Parade – Downtown, Campbell, CA. The traditional Easter parade is back for its 20th annual event in downtown Campbell! Starting at the east end of Downtown by the VTA Light Rail tracks and running along Campbell Avenue to Third Street, the parade will feature marching bands, dancers, animals, community groups, local organizations and more for a day of fun, family-friendly activities! Following the parade is the Annual Campbell Extravaganza held at the Campbell Community Center. experience what your dream wedding can be like.
CHAMPAGNE WITH CHRIS Christopher Guy Harrison hosted a wonderful event at the Last Vegas Winter Market sharing his latest collection with guests. Attendees were cordially invited to sip fine champagne from Taittinger Champagne while enjoying great company and delicious hors dâ€™oeuvres.
Las Vegas Winter Market, Las Vegas, NV January 28th, 2018 Photo credit Ash Photography
SOCIAL | EVENTS
ART WALK Sky Las Vegas, a SILVER WINNER FOR BEST CONDOS IN LAS VEGAS FOR 2017, celebrated the Holiday Season on a very high note. As residents gathered together at Sky Holiday Party, merriment and excitement were evident throughout the evening. Great food, drinks, music, and happy memories were shared by all in attendance. This very enjoyable evening brought Sky Las Vegas community closer together, as the much energized crowd was enthusiastic about many more future events yet to come.
The Forum Shops, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV February 8th, 2018 Photos by Ash Photography
YEAR OF THE DOG CELEBRATION Invited guests headed up to the 23rd floor sky lobby at the Mandarin Oriental to celebrate the Chinese New Year in an age-old tradition to bring health, prosperity and good fortune with General Manager, Donald Bowman. Among the attendees included NHL corporate members. The celebration involved a traditional Buddhist blessing, festive Yusheng Toss, and an exclusive reveal of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Limited Edition Year of the Dog bottle design.
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, NV February 15th, 2018 Photos by Edgar Frausto
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STITCHED The distinguished lifestyle destination for men, STITCHED hosted a thank you Soiree for their favorite industry brands at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Wraparound Terrace Suite. The brand’s owner and team held this Thank-You Soirée to show their appreciation for their favorite brands and vendors, working in collaboration with Beauty & Essex, Momofuku, Zuma, STK, Blue Ribbon, Maker’s Mark and Elliot & Co. Invited guests enjoyed a variety of delicious treats, fine drinks and even some pampering in the form of massages, hot towel shaves and mini-manicures.
Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV February 11th, 2018 Photo credit Ash Photography
STITCHED STITCHED held a private event at the STITCHED Lounge inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for an evening of fine tastings. Hosted by Cognac Martellâ€™s USA Ambassador Christopher Pienkowski, invited guests enjoyed Martell Cognac inside the designer lounge with great company
Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV February 17, 2018 Photo credit Ash Photography
REAL ESTATE | TRENDS
Real Estate MarketTrends Real Estate Market is Staying Hot Real estate market is continuing the same pattern that began Lack of supply shows that real estate market is still in demand. Nevada is showing an overall price increase of 10% and California 7.6% compared to last year. Sellers are trying to take advantage of the market causing a rise in prices. Buyers have to act quick and be ready to pay more than listed price for homes in low to mid 250k. Multiple offer situation is becoming an everyday reality and houses are sold with 20k above the listing price. Real estate market across the country is dictated by many factors including: taxation, mortgage rates, employment ratio, availability, life changing events like divorce, marriage, and investor influences. Freddie Mac reported A comprehensive income of $5.6 billion in 2017. Mortgage rates are climbing and projections show that this trend will continue throughout 2018. Divorce rates in Nevada are the highest compared to other places in US. According to US Censors Bureau, 30% of people never got married, 55% of people married at least once, and 12% of people married twice.
Written by Yelena Brezhneva They also share that every 8 seconds one person is born, imagine that while you are reading this, a child just got delivered. But every 11 seconds one person dies... do you think our population rate would decline? Not really, as every 26 seconds an international migration is happening as well. California has the most population in US â€“ 253.8 per sq. Mile. The United States population on February 14 was: 327,192,385 People will continue to be human, will keep getting married, have kids, move-in and move-out and contribute to real estate market. 2018 is promising to be better than 2017. Now let's look at details and some hard core data and statistics. LAS VEGAS Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reporting: Closed Sales increased 4.9 percent for Single Family homes and 3.1 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. All statistics are referenced from glvar.stats.showingtime.com
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California Association of Realtors® reports that they are experiencing lowest inventory in more than 13 years. Sales dropped in five of six counties in the Southern California region, with both Ventura and Orange County decreasing by double digits. “A severe shortage of homes for sale continues to push up home prices and erode affordability, which in turn is subduing home sales,” said C.A.R. President Steve White. “What’s more, with the passage of the tax reform bill that makes homebuying less attractive, homeownership costs will increase for many, which could reduce the desire and demand for buying a home.” Median prices are steadily increasing and that tends to slow the market down. As we see in 2017 CA opened with strong sales that declined by the end of the year showing the lowest sales. We see that sales at the lowest segment of the market declined but kept steady at the high-end segment. Home prices across CA state continue to grow. Forty-five of the 51 reported counties recorded a year-over-year price increase, with 19 of them growing at double-digit rates. Would you like to find out the value of YOUR home? Send me an email and I will be happy to check the value of your home for you. Sign up for my newsletter, please e-mail: Yelena@synergysir.com and you will receive real estate market report and other useful information.
D I R E C T O RY
ALLURE LAS VEGAS 200 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
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
JUHL LAS VEGAS 353 E Bonneville Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89101
ONE QUEENSRIDGE PLACE 9103 Alta Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145
REGENCY TOWERS 3111 Bel Air Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109
TURNBERRY PLACE 2747 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
LOFT 5 2715 W Pebble Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89123
PALMS PLACE 4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
SKY LAS VEGAS 2700 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
TURNBERRY TOWERS 222 Karen Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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
VDARA 2600 W Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89158
METROPOLIS 360 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
PARK HOUSE 8925 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89147
THE MARTIN 4471 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103
VEER TOWERS 3722 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
MGM SIGNATURE 145 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109
PARK TOWERS 1 Hughes Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89169
THE OGDEN 150 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101
TRUMP LAS VEGAS 2000 Fashion Show Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109
AQUA 388 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
LAFAYETTE BUILDING 140 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
INTERNATIONAL TOWER 700 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
THE ROYAL PALMS 100 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
COOPER ARMS 455 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
OCEAN CLUB 1310 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
QUEENS SURF 1750 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
HARBOR PLACE TOWER 525 East Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
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
MILLENNIUM TOWER 301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
SOMA GRAND CONDOS 1160 Mision Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
170 OFF THIRD 170 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
ARTERRA CONDOS 300 Berry Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
MONTGOMERY WASHINGTON TOWER
611 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
ST. REGIS RESIDENCIES 188 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
LUXE CONDOS 1650 Broadway Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
BAYCREST TOWERS 201 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
ONE MISSION BAY Channel St. & 3rd St. San Francisco, CA 94158
THE BRANNAN 219-239 Branna Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
333 BUSH STREET CONDOS 300 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
BLANC CONDOS 1080 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
ONE RINCON HILL 425 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
THE HAMILTON 631 Ofarrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
2006 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
BLU CONDOS 631 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
RITZ CARLTON RESIDENCES
690 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
THE HARRISON 401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
69 CLEMENTINA 69 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
BRIDGEVIEW 400 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
ROCKWELL CONDOS 1688 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
THE HAYES 55 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
888 SEVENTH STREET 888 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
LUMINA CONDOS 201 Folsom, San Francisco, CA 94105
ROYAL TOWERS 1750 Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94133
THE SUMMIT 999 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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 CANNERY SQUARE
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