High Rise Life Magazine - May, 2019

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Featured Editorial by Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-Chief Photo by Ella Gagiano Studios Location KAOS at Palms Casino Resort



D-ZYN CORNER By Carol Townsend











































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Dear readers, Welcome to our May Entertainment issue. Entertainment is taking on a whole new meaning with the new Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas with over $690 million renovation that touches virtually every aspect of the property.

On the cover, we have industry veterans Ronn Nicolli and Ryan Craig, who serve as Senior Vice President of Creative Strategy and Senior Vice President of Nightlife, Daylife, and Events. In our exclusive interview Nicolli and Craig give us insight into creating KAOS.

The completely reimagined resort with a slew of fivestar culinary offerings, unrivaled art collection valued in the multi-millions and the star-studded opening of its latest Day and Nightclub KAOS marks a new era for the Palms.

Enjoy this issue as we explore the latest in entertainment news. Cheers!

Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-Chief selcen@highriselife.com

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

Get Your Home Ready for Summer! May is the month that shows us the promise to come. Winter is behind us and summer is around the corner.

wood. Use a wicker low sided tray, add a coconut, palms and nuts and you have your focal interest.

So, what should we be doing to bring summer into our home? Color! Light fabrics, a new look!

Throw big white and green textured pillows on the floor inviting the kids to sit down in a casual arrangement.

Why not bring the beach to your home? Looking at the new furniture offerings for summer, I see lots of rattan and wicker. A white wicker sectional with white linen cushions‌so clean so open air in look. Dab color onto it with great floral pillows. Green and white tropical pillows add the spark from the outdoors. Add in green and white stripes and a throw in green and white chevron pattern.

The surroundings decor can be palm trees, even a cactus to add color from the outdoors. At this time of year, cacti are in full bloom, it would be great to see one added to the mix, bringing the desert flora and fauna to the party!

A burlwood cocktail table? Paint it white and you have a contemporary look, with the great texture from the


There are so many great light fixtures now that are very updated in look but reflect the sea. A chandelier that is made from stones or shells would be great hanging over the dining room table or over your master bedroom bed. Splash around cook side table, in www.HighRiseLife.com

they use soft, delicate music to take the worries away. There is a place and time for heavy music that has you up and dancing, this is not the night club, we want to have it mellow and charming. Artwork can reflect a day at the beach. A row of colorful chaise lounges in the sand, with the water just beyond. A sailboat regatta under way with the beautiful winged boats gliding through the crystal blue water. Birds caught in flight, just drifting with the air currents. Tan and white textured woven fabric tied together in a beautiful area rug. Or a big white rug with a palm leaf centered on its face. Be old, be bright, be light! The beach is casual, fun and different. That is what we want after a long winter. Escape to the great outdoors by bringing it inside. I have a client who changed their home’s entire personality by putting in white porcelain tiles last year. It gives them a myriad of choices, all year round as to how to decorate. It certainly should be fun bringing the muted colors of the beach in this season. A big white, nubby fabric sofa, a wonderful area rug in summer color, the soft creamy colors of yellow and white on the wall, accented by huge pieces of artwork.

gray or white. Add in wicker chairs in the bedroom, swivel chairs allow you to use the space to look out and gaze into the view. Keep your accessories light and fun. Whites and colorful pillows on the bed. Make it fluffy and airy, just like the look at the high-end spa resorts. I always feel so serene when I go onto a spa and want to keep that feeling when I walk back out into the world. That can be accomplished at home as well. Simple, light monotone colors, serene wall coverings, candles that bring the scent of the sand and the beach into your home. Sand tones, soft yellows and beiges as the main color in the rooms. Add light, sheer draping at the windows, bringing the feeling of soft evening breezes coming in off the beach. Surround yourself with the same kind of music. Have you been to a spa lately? Remember May 2019

They have the huge windows, floor to ceiling in their home high in the Las Vegas sky. So, without having to worry about neighbors looking in at them, they have some great options for their window coverings. Too bright during the day? Lower the textured window blinds, allowing them to look out but keep the sun out doors as well. At night up go those blinds so they can see the great expanse of the city and the golf course beyond their door or window front. They have a huge round dining room table, where one of the Moroccan style beaded chandeliers would be great. Add some colorful, non-matching wicker chairs around it and the party can begin. Again, have fun in your home in the sky, you deserve it! Carol Townsend, ASID Stage This Interior Design carolstownsend@gmail.com



Small Car Big Apple

The Mint Concept introduces the new typology of the premium city car as an accessory for the modern, urban lifestyle Reductive, decluttered interior design features innovative digital UX Represents a global design effort among Genesis design studios in Europe, Asia, and North America

Genesis Reveals Mint Concept Photos Courtesy of Genesis



Genesis revealed the Mint Concept at Hudson Yards, ahead of the opening of the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The Mint Concept introduces the all-electric, luxury car for the city, a new vehicle typology, featuring organic design and an innovative interior user experience. "As a brand, Genesis embraces progressive design values, and the Mint Concept reinforces this commitment from a previously undiscovered perspective," said Manfred Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President and Global Head of the Genesis Brand. "Mint belongs in the city, and we are proud to introduce our evolution of the ideal city car in New York."

THE ELECTRIC LUXURY CITY CAR: A NEW VEHICLE TYPOLOGY The Mint Concept respects city life and the challenges it dispatches on a regular basis. The lightweight runabout reimagines the iconic shape of the city car, tailored to the needs of modern lifestyle. Mint is both highly maneuverable and exhilarating to drive. "The Mint Concept disconnects the physical dimensions of the vehicle from its positioning as a premium product, calquing the city car of the past to today," said Luc Donckerwolke, Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group. "The Mint Concept is a designer's Occam's razor that challenged us to visualize a scaled-down interpretation of our signature aesthetic." The Mint Concept represents a holistic collaboration among Genesis design studios located around the world, led by Genesis Global Advanced Design in Germany, Genesis Design Team in the U.S., and the Namyang Design Center in South Korea.

STYLED FOR THE CITY Inside and out, the Mint Concept posits an expanded definition of Genesis brand design cues adapted for a two-door, two-passenger city car with a reduced footprint. Finished in Hunter Green matte paint, the Mint Concept beautifully stretches a three-box design to the corners with extremely short front and rear overhangs. "The Mint Concept is a new urban icon that marries classic proportions with forward-looking, minimalist design," said Donckerwolke. "The Mint Concept instantly finds purpose and meaning in the city, just as so many people who call the world's most densely populated metropolises home." May 2019


The Genesis design hallmarks are evolved and designed specifically for the Mint Concept. Quad Lamps in front and back stretch to the corners, to enhance the feeling of presence and stance, with their respective top light elements connecting to form wraparound light bands. The Crest Grille appears as a closed sculptural element with a slight opening for the reduced cooling requirements of the battery pack. The signature Parabolic Line wraps around the body of the Mint Concept, with a sweeping uptick toward the concave rear. The overall motif skews to the sportier side of Athletic Elegance. The G-Matrix pattern serves a functional purpose on the lower half of the vehicle, used for efficient cooling and airflow circulation around the battery floor; it is also the basis for the Mint Concept's aerodynamic wheel design. In lieu of a conventional trunk with a rear hatch, the Mint Concept features a generous parcel shelf designed for occasional use. Access to the rear compartment is provided by scissor-style side openings engineered with a lowload-in point to allow for easy stowage and retrieval. The interior of the Mint Concept offers ample space to stash temporary items that are essential for day-to-day life, with focus on portability and accessibility. The rear-mounted and centered charge port facilitates connections to charging stations.


that runs across the width of the passenger compartment and in the repeating pattern for the floor and cargo area. The center console, which houses a central control knob, can be folded, turning the floating front bench into a settee. Ingress and egress are made easier, thanks to the automatic swiveling capability of the instrument panel and the bench seat.

Like a carefully furnished city dwelling constrained by space requirements, the Mint Concept takes advantage of every cubic inch of its interior. The cozy space for two is made to feel expansive, using lightweight textiles, cognac leather, and mullion-free windows.

The oblong steering wheel is surrounded by six copper Graphic User Interface (GUI) information screens that call attention to critical vehicle functions individually. A seventh screen mounted flush in the steering wheel displays primary vehicle information while allowing the driver to maintain focus on the road ahead.

"The interior styling of the Mint Concept takes influence from the Korean tradition of embracing the empty space, as well as modern European furniture design," said Donckerwolke.

The versatility of the Mint Concept extends to the design and engineering of its high-density, battery-electric powertrain, which is capable of an estimated 200 miles per full charge and 350-KW fast recharging.

The G-Matrix pattern features prominently as the defining element of the interior, both in the thin, gunmetal balustrade

For more information on Genesis and its new definition of luxury, please visit www.genesis.com.




Written by Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-Chief Photo by Ella Gagiano Studios




ou can’t miss the neon-orange wire-frame Lamborghini Twin Turbo Countach "parked" in the main valet by British artist Benedict Radcliffe. The new Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is anything, but ordinary and is making a BOLD statement with over $690 million renovation that touches virtually every aspect of the property. The completely reimagined resort with its unrivaled art from Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol amongst many, a slew of top-quality restaurants from award-winning chefs such as Bobby Flay and Michael Symon, and the star-studded opening of its latest Day and Nightclub KAOS marks a new era for the Palms. KAOS, which boasts a 73,000-square-foot dayclub and 29,000-square-foot nightclub, will be Palms’ grand re-entry into Las Vegas’ night and daylife scene with exclusive residencies with Marshmello, Kaskade, G-Eazy, Above & Beyond and Cardi B. Owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta turned to industry veterans Ronn Nicolli to serve as Senior Vice President of Creative Strategy and Ryan Craig to serve as Senior Vice President of Nightlife, Daylife, and Events. Nicolli and Craig, who bonded as friends while working at Wynn Las Vegas in 2005 bring a lot of experience to the Palms. In our exclusive interview Nicolli and Craig give us insight into creating KAOS.

Photo by Ella Gagiano Studios

Q: What attracted you to get involved with the redevelopment of the Palms? Nicolli: The Palms really needed to bring in a strong localized team that would play into that ideology that property comes first. When we met with Frank and Lorenzo in our initial meeting—we realized we had a shared vision which made it even more amazing. Craig: The team and a great foundation that was already in place was a selling point. We had all worked together at some point. The collective vision was there from the start which made it very attractive. We knew we can build a great team off this foundation and be successful. Q: How is it like working together? Nicolli: I think we complement each other well. What I am not good at Ryan is amazing at. The pairing of us together came at a great time in both of our careers. Coming over here and building this culture together with thirty-years of combined experience really made sense. Craig: We fit together well. Ronn and I met at the Wynn and worked there together for eight years. We both grew into executive roles and even when I went on to other properties, we stayed connected and remained best friends. It’s great to reunite again. Q: What do you love most about the new Palms? Nicolli: I think what I love the most is the culture and makeup of this company. They make you feel like you are a part of the family. The team is collectively supportive, and environment is positive. It feels good to be here. Coming here every day is very inspiring.

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Craig: They really accomplished a great all-around experience here at the Palms. From the best dayclub and nightclub, to amazing dining like Scotch 80 Prime or Vetri Cucina. You can have elevated lounge experience at APEX Social Club or go enjoy a relaxing movie at the theater. There is something for everyone. Q: What makes KAOS unique in comparison to other venues in Las Vegas? Nicolli: I don’t think I’ve ever seen technology like this at any other club in the entire world. We can transform each night into a truly special experience. Craig: It’s the first of its kind. It’s beyond festival quality. The technology is just amazing and extends beyond the club and up the side of the Ivory Tower in the form of an LED wall, which streams live shots of the dayclub and nightclub to the outside world. We’ve got multiple stages for inside and outside. It’s a very interactive space that can be customized based on the artist that we have on that day or night.

Photo by Clint Jenkins

Q: Can you tell us a little about the impressive lineup? Nicolli: We have the most diverse music lineup. The Marshmello residency, I think, was a huge one for us. He’s shaping up to be possibly the top EDM artist in the world. There’s an opportunity to experience so many different sounds on any given weekend. Craig: We have performers, DJ’s, producers—it’s more of an experience that caters to everyone, rather than one musical genre from house, hip-hop to Latin music. You get to see a global star like J Balvin, who would normally perform in arena in an intimate setting at KAOS. Q: Any exciting or upcoming news you would like to share with us? Nicolli: We have a pool side concert series that is going to come out in the summer. The space has so many identities that we have yet to unveil. We are going to see a lot of exciting things that come out of KAOS. Craig: We have some big names in our lineup we have not announced yet. Thursday is our industry night. You can expect some great surprises.

Photo by Tony Tran


Photo by Clint Jenkins



Photos Courtesy of Tom Ford



Tom Ford

Named Chairman of The Council of Fashion Designers of America


he Council of Fashion Designers of America announced Tom Ford as the next Chairman of the CFDA, effective June 2019. Ford was ratified by the CFDA Board during a meeting at the CFDA offices. He succeeds CFDA's current Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg.

Tom Ford is an award-winning fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. In April 2005, the American born designer announced the creation of his eponymous luxury brand, beginning with menswear. Today, the TOM FORD brand offers a complete collection of Menswear, as well as Womenswear, Accessories, Eyewear, Beauty and most recently underwear and timepieces. Ford previously served as the Creative Director of Gucci Group, where he designed for luxury houses Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent until 2004. Ford, who began his career as a design assistant for CFDA Member Cathy Hardwick, has been a member of the CFDA since 2000. He has won a total of seven CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year (2015, 2008), Womenswear Designer of the Year (2001), Accessory Designer of the Year (2002), Board of Director's Tribute (2004), International Designer of the Year (1995), and the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award (2014). Ford has shown his collections in London, Los Angeles, and New York. "I have had the privilege of being a member of the American Fashion community for many years and have experienced what the CFDA does for its members and the industry as a whole," Tom Ford said. "Having lived and worked in each of the global fashion capitals of the world, I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to further the voice of American Fashion and its designers. As the Chairman, I look forward to continuing the incredible work Diane has done over the last 13 years. Diane is a true force and her contribution to the CFDA and to American fashion is immeasurable. We all owe her a great deal." "I am so excited that Tom Ford has agreed to come and lead the CFDA," Diane von Furstenberg said. "American Fashion could not wish for a better visionary to further grow its impact in the global landscape. Tom is a role model for all of us, and we are very lucky to have him as the next Chairman of the CFDA." "Diane has been an incredible partner who helped build CFDA into a world class organization," CFDA President and CEO Steven Kolb said. "I'm excited to now work with Tom to further strengthen the organization and support American designers with new creative and business opportunities." Von Furstenberg was named President of the CFDA in 2006 and became Chairwoman in 2015. Past CFDA Presidents were Stan Herman, Carolyne Roehm, Perry Ellis, Mary McFadden, Bill Blass, Herbert Kasper, Oscar de la Renta, Norman Norell, and Sydney Wragge. For more information, please visit www.CFDA.com.

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Neymar Jr. and Diesel Fragrances to Unveil a Co-created Fragrance


Fragrances has teamed up with Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. Together, they have created a new, game-changing fragrance. The collaboration reflects Diesel Fragrances' vision of modern masculinity and bravery. It's also a testimony to Neymar Jr.'s incredible journey, from his childhood days playing football in the poor neighborhood of Jardim Glรณria, at Praia Grande, to his rise to global fame. If there's one person who knows what it takes to make it, it's Neymar Jr. With around 250 million followers on social media, Neymar Jr. is ranked in the top ten of the world's most famous celebrities. His relentless optimism, his cool determination, and his loyalty to family and friends make him a true role model for the young generation. He is the first celebrity from the world of sports to front a Diesel Fragrance. A veritable co-pilot, his role largely exceeds that of a traditional spokesperson. Neymar Jr. was involved with all aspects of the fragrance, from its initial creation to the story of the soon to be unveiled campaign, and including the bottle, the juice, the recent announcement on Instagram. "I took part in the most important decisions," said Neymar Jr. "It had to be a daring fragrance, and it also had to be related to what I like. I wanted a fragrance telling my own story and what bravery means to me." The release coincides with Neymar Jr.'s first decade as a professional athlete, and it also marks the 10th anniversary of Only The Brave, Diesel's signature fragrance for men. According to Neymar Jr., "You have to have bravery in life if you want to achieve great things, no matter what professional area you are in." The full campaign, starring Neymar Jr. in a playful mood, will debut on 19 May.


Photos Courtesy of Diesel Fragrances



Shaping The Future of Wellness This revolutionary new product, “The Ultimate Support Pillow,” is designed to improve your quality of life.

Under the navigation of Shea Arender, Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra CEO, Orchestra Health Solutions is conducting the future of wellness and through its partnership with Gabriel Durand of Gabriel Paris, LLC., Orchestra Health Solutions is thrilled to present The Neck Sofa®. The Neck Sofa’s breakthrough patented technology took over two years to develop and research, the key innovation being the inner supportive structure that provides the best support to the head and neck you can find. The Neck Sofa® features light memory foam and a washable soft Velour pillowcase, making for an ideal multi-use pillow designed to fit your body. The Neck Sofa® is a professionally recommended pillow for its functionalities and health benefits, perfect

for not only those recovering from medical conditions but also anyone suffering from muscle pain, stiffness, fatigue and tension. For example, the regular and side positions provide comfort and support for using a computer at work, watching TV, reading and other uses recommended by a doctor, while the massage position helps you relax for a massage or nap. The Neck Sofa® is also perfect for easing discomfort while traveling. Not only that but using the Neck Sofa® over time can help you adjust your posture and position, preventing aches and pains down the road. Whether you have a medical condition, or you just suffer from the aches and pains that afflict everyone at some point, the Neck Sofa® could be your solution for a more comfortable and balanced life.

Shea Arender, Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra CEO, Orchestra Health Solutions

Buy on-line at www.necksofa.com and enjoy a 15% discount using coupon code “HRL15”

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Photo Courtesy of ASCAP

Iconic Hit Songwriter Jeff Lynne To Be Honored with Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award At 2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills May 16 28


New Wave Pioneers Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke of Blondie to be Honored With Ascap Golden Note Award & Pop/Alternative Phenoms Billie Eilish and Finneas to Receive Ascap Vanguard Award


he 36th annual 2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards is shaping up to be a can't-miss event on the music industry calendar. The slate of hitmaking talents that will be lauded at the invitation-only celebration in Beverly Hills on May 16 includes iconic songwriter and ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne, who will receive the ASCAP Founders Award, and punk/pop pioneers Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke of Blondie, who will accept the ASCAP Golden Note Award. Additionally, pop/alternative phenomenon Billie Eilish and her collaborator/producer (and brother) FINNEAS will take home the ASCAP Vanguard Award. ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams commented: "It is so exciting to have legendary music heroes and groundbreaking talents of all eras sharing our Pop Music Awards stage and recognized for their distinctive contributions to music." Williams continued, "Jeff Lynne has led a singular career and we are all fortunate that his musical genius has been felt so widely. His legendary stature is well-deserved, and ASCAP is very proud to present him with our highest honor." "Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke electrified an underground music scene and later mainstream listeners when they married punk and pop with Debbie's enviably cool lyrics and voice. Their experimentation with nearly every genre — rock, punk, reggae, rap, disco— anchored by their roots in great songwriting, is what truly sets them apart." "Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell are mesmerizing the pop world with their inventive songs and sounds that speak for a new generation of music listeners. Their music shows us how classic themes of love and desire can manifest themselves in song in endlessly fresh and compelling ways."

JEFF LYNNE – ASCAP FOUNDERS AWARD HONOREE Jeff Lynne is a Grammy award winner, prolific songwriter, record producer and co-founder of ELO. Whether as part of ELO, co-founder of the Traveling Wilburys, or writing and producing for such artists as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Brian Wilson or Tom Petty, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member has written some of the 20th century's most beloved pop hits. Songs like "Mr. Blue Sky," "Don't Bring Me Down" and "Learning to Fly" — the list goes on — have won Lynne a cherished place in the hearts of pop fans around the world. Between 1972 and 1986, Lynne wrote and produced twenty Top 40 hits and fifteen Top 20 smashes in the U.S. ELO has sold over 50 million records worldwide. The ASCAP Founders Award is presented to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Each

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is a musical innovator with a unique style of creative genius that will enrich generations to come. Previous recipients include Sir Paul McCartney, Desmond Child, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Patti Smith, James Taylor, Billy Joel and Carly Simon.

DEBBIE HARRY, CHRIS STEIN, CLEM BURKE OF BLONDIE – ASCAP GOLDEN NOTE AWARD HONOREES Front-woman Harry and guitarist/conceptual mastermind Stein have been with 1980s game-changers Blondie since the beginning, as has drummer Burke, whose powerhouse playing always distinguished Blondie's sound. Harry's persona, and the band's boundary-pushing pop, shaped the look and sound of many chart-topping female artists who followed in the last three decades, from Madonna to Lady Gaga to Katy Perry. The iconic group has sold 40 million records including timeless hits "Heart of Glass," "Rapture," "Dreaming" and "Call Me," and the band's influence continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art. The ASCAP Golden Note is presented to songwriters, composers, and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Previous recipients include Duran Duran, Lindsay Buckingham, Trent Reznor, George Michael, A Tribe Called Quest, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys and more.

BILLIE EILISH AND FINNEAS – ASCAP VANGUARD AWARD HONOREES The sister/brother team Billie Eilish and FINNEAS have been collaborating and releasing music together since 2015. Eilish has gone on to become a global superstar, shattering many records since the March 29 release of her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (Darkroom/Interscope). The album reached #1 in North America, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, Norway and Finland and is now the biggest debut of the decade (male, female or group) in the US, the second-biggest of 2019 for any album, shifting 313,000 units in the first week. The debut full-length also hit #1 on Apple Music in 70 countries and iTunes in over 60 countries across the world, surpassing Apple Music's previous record and is currently the most ever pre-added album since the music platform launched. FINNEAS is Billie's sole collaborator and producer, and solo artist in his own right. With a string of single releases under his belt and sold out shows across the U.S, the 21-year-old Los Angeles native is setting his sights on writing and producing for other well-known artists, as well as releasing more solo material later this year. The ASCAP Vanguard Award recognizes ASCAP members whose innovative work is helping to shape the future of music. Past winners include Portugal. The Man, St. Vincent, Nine Inch Nails, Janelle Monae, Beastie Boys and Bjork. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.



Photos Courtesy of Clique Hospitality

Clique Hospitality's NewYork-Inspired Restaurant Concept 'Greene St.Kitchen' is Now Open New York-inspired street art and culinary dining destination, Greene St. Kitchen, celebrated its grand opening in conjunction with the grand opening of KAOS Dayclub and Nightclub at PALMS Casino Resort in Las Vegas with an action-packed star-studded weekend. The culinary, design-driven restaurant created by Andy Masi's Clique Hospitality, pays homage to the avantgarde art scene of New York City's Soho district during the '80s - a time when hip hop, punk, street/pop art and food all blended together to create a cultural melting pot. Drawing inspiration from the art community, Greene St. Kitchen toys with guest's taste buds with its casual, yet refined menu of modern American cuisine.



Executive Chef Joe Zanelli, whose resume includes working with some of Las Vegas' most respected culinary restaurants and chefs, helms the kitchen. He most recently led the week-long Supper Series pop up at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival for Greene St. Kitchen. Offering shared plates and larger plate options, Greene St. Kitchen features hot and cold dishes, tableside hot rock offerings, vegan options and only the freshest seafood. Standout dishes include the Crispy Duck Pancakes, Jidori Chicken Kebabs and Whole Steamed Striped Bass. While the chefs alone are cuisine artists, Greene St. Kitchen mixologists reveal the artistry in each cocktail. Just as the Soho artists pushed the boundaries with each piece, the mixologists push the envelope with creative, innovative and unique cocktails with a twist. Handcrafted to taste, each drink at Greene St. is a true masterpiece. While the journey into Greene St. Kitchen is not your average one, guests begin through a fully-functioning, throwback video arcade with classic games lining the walls and a 1980s 8-bit video-inspired tiled floor. The "speakeasy" arcade leads guests to a soda pop machine. Spoiler alert: there's no soda there, but a tunnel entrance where they are greeted by an art installation

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from graffiti artist SLICK. Down the short pathway are layers of tags representing graffiti legends such as SEEN, P-NUT, BLAZE and STAY HIGH 149 from NYC-based graffiti artist CES. Upon entering the multi-room restaurant, designed by Rockwell Group, is an interplay of gritty and lush moments found in urban street life. In the dining lounge, a stunning gold, bird cage-like bar offers guests inventive craft cocktails and features an art piece from LA-based graffiti artist RISK. A backdrop set by prolific graffiti/street artist VHILS is exhibited throughout alongside artwork from BIKISMO. Murals from husband-and-wife visual artists DabsMyla give the dining rooms a touch of whimsy and grandeur. LA-based artist Cleon Peterson showcases his striking visual artwork and colorful pop culture art is displayed from Kenny Scharf. The restaurant also honors acclaimed street art photographer, Martha Cooper, with a gallery of some of her most noteworthy photographs that document the 70s and '80s graffiti and hip-hop scenes in NYC. The open-air garden patio serves as an al fresco dining oasis with a lively mural from modern pop artist POSE. The collection, sure to wow patrons, is curated by Palms' Creative Director Tal Cooperman. For more information, please visit greenestkitchen.com.



Photos Courtesy of CATCH Hospitality Group

Michael Vignola Named Executive Chef at Catch Hospitality Group's Catch Steak Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum and Tilman J. Fertitta will open a new concept steak house in New York City this fall



Catch Hospitality Group, known for its successful seafood-centric CATCH restaurants with locations in New York, Los Angeles, Playa del Carmen and Las Vegas, will open their first ever sister restaurant, CATCH STEAK. As announced in the New York Post, Michael Vignola, former Corporate Executive Chef at BR Guest Hospitality overseeing Strip House & Bills Bar and Burger will serve as Executive Chef. Working with Chef John Beatty, CATCH Hospitality Group Director of Culinary, Chef Vignola will create and develop the menu, design the kitchen space and oversee the CATCH STEAK kitchen. The new concept steak house created by Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum and Tilman J. Fertitta, the power players behind Catch Hospitality Group, will combine the authority of a classic steakhouse with the fun, sexy vibe of a Catch Hospitality Group property. The 15,000 square foot theatrical venue, designed by Rockwell Group, will take over the former La Sirena space in New York's Meatpacking District. Set to open this fall, CATCH STEAK will remix memorable steakhouse motifs in a style that is lighter, brighter and fresher than its category counterparts. CATCH STEAK will set the tone for a more approachable steakhouse experience, serving a curated collection of the world's best cuts and globally influenced dishes in a shareable style. "I am thrilled to be joining Catch Hospitality Group," says Chef Vignola. "Overseeing the creation of the menu at CATCH STEAK is a unique opportunity to be part of a visionary team that truly approaches dining differently, creating authentic and elevated experiences through enhanced food, service and vibe." For more information, please visit catchrestaurants.com.

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Photos Courtesy of Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Cattle & Claw at Sofitel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills Celebrates One Year Introduces New Seasonal Menu 34


Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is commemorating the one year anniversary of Cattle & Claw with the launch of a new menu just in time for the spring and summer months. The laidback, SoCal eatery will be enhancing its offerings with seasonal fare that celebrates the core ingredients which inspired the restaurant's creation – lobster and beef. Located in the heart of Los Angeles at the intersection of Beverly and La Cienega, Cattle & Claw has quickly become a destination for foodies across the city and beyond as it offers omnivores a place to enjoy two of the world's favorite foods – lobsters and burgers. With the introduction of its latest menu, guests can enjoy a colorful selection of shareable appetizers and family-inspired entrées among the blooming ambiance of the restaurant's garden patio, decorated with florals. Diners can begin their meal with a Summer Kebab featuring locally-sourced, freshly grilled veggies and beef, or a Lobster Minestrone made with cannellini beans, tomato and squash. Pizza-lovers can rejoice with a choice of meatball or lobster pizza, and those looking for a pasta dish can enjoy the ravioli stuffed with lobster and mascarpone potato served in a light cream sauce with asparagus and cherry tomatoes. Guests seeking ultimate decadence will be delighted by the Cattle & Claw's two crowning achievements of the seasonal menu: the Lobster Burger, made with a lobster patty and a grilled beef patty, both smothered in melted brie and lobster aioli, and the Lobster Paella, a SoCal-take on the traditional Spanish dish that is topped with whole Lobster and which can be served as individual portions or family-style. Locals and travelers alike can experience the best of SoCal's food and drink scene at Cattle & Claw's Boozy Brunch. Taking place on the garden patio every Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., and every Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the restaurant's terrace features an outdoor DJ, Lobster Roll, 10oz Lobster and combo towers. The top-notch selection of drinks includes fresh jar cocktails, a selection of local craft beer, and the eatery's exclusive Lobster Bloody Mary. All you need to join in and celebrate a year of success at Cattle & Claw is a love of beef and lobster mixed with a splash of Southern California-cool. For more information on the restaurant's new menu, or to make a reservation, please visit www.cattleandclaw.com, or call 1-310-770-1654.

Lobster Paella at Cattle & Claw May 2019



Photos Courtesy of Nickolas Muray (American, 1892–1965). Frida on a White Bench, 1939. Carbon print, 15 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives



Frist Art Museum Presents 'Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection' Among the more than 150 works on view will be seven painted self-portraits by Kahlo, Rivera's Calla Lily Vendor, and numerous portraits of the Gelmans, plus more than fifty photographs that provide insight into Kahlo and Rivera's passionate love affair and how the couple lived, worked, and dressed. Husband-and-wife collectors Jacques and Natasha Gelman were glamorous and wealthy Eastern European refugees who married

in Mexico in 1941, took part in Mexico City's vibrant art scene, and acquired art mostly from their artist friends. In 1943, Jacques commissioned a full-length portrait of Natasha from Rivera, Mexico's most celebrated painter. "The Gelmans formed close friendships with many artists in this exhibition, often acting as patrons and promoters of their careers and assembling one of the finest collections of modern Mexican art in the world along the way," says Frist Art Museum curator Trinita Kennedy.

Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886–1957). Portrait of Natasha Gelman, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 1/4 x 60 ¼ in. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © 2019 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico City / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York May 2019


Born in 1907 in Coyoacán, a suburb south of Mexico City, Kahlo had a difficult childhood, facing a bout with polio at age six and a bus accident at the age of 18 that left her disabled and often bedridden. "It was during her recovery from the accident that Kahlo began to paint, in part because she was bored in bed. She spent hours alone with an easel and a mirror painting her own face," says Kennedy. "She never attended art school, but as she considered a career as an artist, she sought out several of Mexico's leading painters, including Rivera, whom she had met several years earlier." Their friendship became a courtship, with the two marrying in 1929. Unfaithful to each other, the pair divorced in 1939, only to remarry in 1940. In the early twentieth century, Mexico's artistic avant-garde was closely tied to political and social revolution. Following Mexico's civil war from 1910 to 1920, the government enlisted male painters to produce monumental murals in public buildings. Rivera was a revered figure in this muralism movement and an avowed Communist. "Using art, which could be understood by the masses, Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros and others helped Mexico fashion a new identity rooted in its own unique history," says Kennedy. Rivera's artistic works, as well as his vocal opinions on the role of art, would shape the development of Mexican culture throughout the first half of the twentieth century. "His depictions of Mexican traditions and everyday life soon came to epitomize Mexican culture at home and abroad, including the United States," says Kennedy. Like Rivera, Kahlo infused her work with mexicanidad, an identification with Mexico's distinct national history, traditions, culture, and natural environment, but in a much more personal way. About a third of her paintings are self-portraits, the works for which she is now most celebrated. They accentuate her distinctive appearance, characterized by a v-shaped unibrow, deep brown eyes, mustache, carefully coiffed hair with braids, and indigenous Mexican clothing. In Diego on My Mind (Self-Portrait as Tehuana), for example, she crowns herself with a festive indigenous Mexican headdress known as a resplandor. Known primarily in artistic circles during her lifetime, Kahlo's paintings began to attract widespread international attention in the decades following her death. Her work and life story continued to resonate in pop culture with the success of Frida, a 1983 biography by Hayden Herrera, and the 2002 biopic Frida, starring Salma Hayek.


Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886–1957). Calla Lilly Vendor, 1943. Oil on Masonite, 59 x 47 1/4 in. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © 2019 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico City / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York The exhibition includes more than fifty photographs of Kahlo, most of which were taken by noted photographers, such as Lola Álvarez Bravo, Nickolas Muray, and Edward Weston. There is also a special gallery focused on Kahlo's unique personal style, which offers insight into her wardrobe, hairstyles, and jewelry. The exhibition concludes with haunting black-and-white photographs of Kahlo's crutches, corset, and bed, taken recently at the Casa Azul, her former home in Coyoacán, by contemporary artists, including Patti Smith. "Directly associated with her pain,

these objects are venerated as relics," says Kennedy. "As the photos attest, Kahlo's ability to create magical paintings despite the suffering caused by her broken body captivates and inspires many of us today." The works collected by the Gelmans offer an unrivaled opportunity to encounter the chaotic and creative Mexican art world of the first half of the twentieth century in all its complexity. For additional information, visit FristArtMuseum.org.



Detox Your Way Into Summer Written by Jennifer Gonzales



Detoxes are coming back and are way more popular than ever before. They offer a wide variety of flavors and are infused with benefits. Detoxes are great for boosting the immune system, jump starting the metabolism, maintaining hydration, help with weight loss, improve digestion, help improve skin appearance, prevent bloating, help with fatigue and so much more. It’s super effective and it’s a great asset to add to your daily routine. Enlisted below are the top three that you must try. DETOX FOR WEIGHT LOSS Combine cucumber, lemon, ginger and mint into a glass and you’ll have results in no time. Cucumbers are a great asset, it helps keep you hydrated, delivers antioxidants, lowers blood pressure, and boosts your bone health. Lemon, is great source of vitamin C, helps with digestion, supports weight loss and improves the skin. Ginger just like cucumbers serves multiple purposes, but one of the key ingredients is that it helps with inflammation and overall great for cardiovascular health.

DETOX FOR CLEAR SKIN Kiwis, raspberries and peach are a girl’s best friend when it comes to having clear skin. Kiwi is a great source of fiber and is packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. Raspberries help prevent and can heal skin that has been damaged from UV exposure, contains high fatty acids which can help repair skin barrier and fight inflammation and just like kiwi is packed with vitamin C, which helps fight signs of aging. Peaches are great for helping with removing dark circles and blemishes. It contains macronutrients which helps in removal of wrinkles, it helps firm skin’s pores and helps stimulate tired skin.

DETOX FOR STRESS RELIEF Lemon, mint and basil leaves are a stress reliever in a glass. Lemon naturally works to help reduce mental fatigue, exhaustion and anxiety. Mint leaves are known for offering calmness and basil leaves are known to help with relieving stress. Combine all these in a glass and prepare to be at ease.

May 2019



Photos Courtesy of St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

A New Landmark of Bespoke Luxury Arrives in Hong Kong With the Opening of The Destination's First St. Regis Hotel Brand-new property welcomes discerning guests with modern, sophisticated design by AndrĂŠ Fu and unparalleled standards of service St. Regis Hotels & Resorts announced the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Hong Kong, marking the debut of the iconic luxury brand in the destination. Founded more than century ago by John Jacob Astor IV with the opening of The St. Regis New York, St. Regis has since become a symbol of uncompromising refinement and bespoke service. As the ultra-luxurious global brand expands its portfolio of hotels, The St. Regis Hong Kong brings its legacy of butler service and signature rituals to the city.

Kong as seen through the masterful eye of renowned interior designer AndrĂŠ Fu, combining classic elements with modern sophistication. Signature design elements throughout the luxurious and inviting spaces incorporate artisanal details as an homage to the rich culture of the city. Opening in Wan Chai, a dynamic hub with both commercial and cultural aspects, Hong Kong's latest luxury hotel is just steps from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center and Golden Bauhinia Square, and minutes by car to Admiralty, Lan Kwai Fong in Central, and Victoria Peak.

The St. Regis Hong Kong is a jewel of architectural creativity, a curated mansion that celebrates cultural diversity and timeless elegance in Hong

"Hong Kong has long been considered the point of convergence for East and West, and we are thrilled to open the first St. Regis property in



this exciting destination," said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. "The hotel's incredible architecture and design beautifully capture the energy of Hong Kong all through the lens of St. Regis' signature glamorous spirit and sophistication." A residentially inspired retreat designed for business travelers and culture seekers, the 27-story St. Regis Hong Kong offers 129 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites. Each guestroom features warm, inviting touches where discerning guests experience the signature St. Regis style living, with impeccable service meeting effortless luxury. Wood flooring and accents are infused with an understated Asian sensibility, deep soaking bathtubs offer the ultimate in relaxation, and expansive windows frame harbor and city views. Guests of The St. Regis Hong Kong are at the center of an immersive residential experience, where careful and thoughtful attention is paid to their every detail and desire through the brand's signature Butler Service. This personalized, round-the-clock service is a St. Regis tradition and in addition to a seamless, end-to-end experience for all guests, allows for each guest's stay to be customized according to their tastes and preferences. Services include private in-room check-in, unpacking and packing, beverage service and garment pressing. Guests can also make plans or arrangements for special occasions simply by informing their dedicated Butler, who will then take care of all the details to ensure a memorable celebration. The hotel will also introduce eButler chat – where guests can contact their dedicated Butler through the Marriott Mobile App, available 24 hours a day, or by scanning an electronic Butler contact card that connects the guest to reach the Butler via a dedicated line, email, and apps like WhatsApp and WeChat. "Hong Kong has always been one of the most attractive destinations for global luxury travelers,

and the St. Regis brand is synonymous with timeless luxury and impeccable standards of hospitality," said Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer and Managing Director, Greater China, Marriott International. "We are very glad to add The St. Regis Hong Kong to Marriott International's strong luxury portfolio in the market. The St. Regis Hong Kong represents the very best of the St. Regis brand, with its distinctive design, exquisite fine dining and truly exceptional service." The St. Regis Hong Kong will introduce an exceptional dining experience with award-winning chef Olivier Elzer. Guests will be invited to indulge in French haute cuisine in L'Envol along the banquettes of its main dining room or, in the intimate private dining salon. With 20 years of experience, Elzer is highly regarded as one of the top French chefs in Hong Kong, acclaimed with a combined 18 Michelin stars to his experience. Rùn, the signature Cantonese restaurant is led by renowned chef Hung Chi-Kwong, winner of the Silver Award in the 2012 Best of the Best

Culinary Awards, famed for developing his own unique mastery and contemporary interpretations of the rich gastronomy of Cantonese cuisine; delivering delicate and innovative seasonal dishes. The captivating ambience of The Drawing Room transforms throughout the day where guests may enjoy all-day dining including a reimagined Afternoon Tea experience with views of the Terrace. The St. Regis Bar is a contemporary venue for an after-hours digestif with comfortable seating and a warm atmosphere and is set to become an iconic destination in the city's sophisticated nightlife scene. The St. Regis Bar also promises a superb selection of bespoke cocktails skillfully crafted by expert mixologists as well as an impressive wine list, featuring more than 800 wine labels and 100 champagnes. The signature St. Regis cocktail, the Bloody Mary, is given an intriguing new twist using a delicious mix of Cantonese ingredients including dried tangerine peel, five spice and Kowloon soy sauce, and aptly reintroduced as the Canto Mary. Every evening, guests are treated to splendid live performances by international jazz musicians, a wonderful complement to the excellent drink’s menu and the remarkable skills of the bar's mixologists. The St. Regis Hong Kong is also an all-encompassing events destination with nearly 12,000 sq. ft. of event space across five venues. With state-of-the-art conference facilities, reception venues, and thoughtfully arranged pre-function spaces, each event has a venue to suit. The sophisticated Astor Ballroom, which spans 5,576 square feet with a cathedral high ceiling design, is perfectly suited for grand-scale events, while the Rockefeller Room is a versatile space for corporate meetings or more intimate affairs. Offering exclusive direct lift access from the 72-bay private carpark, the hotel's opulent Astor Ballroom is the definitive address for unforgettable social or business gatherings. The St. Regis Hong Kong also boasts an outdoor verandah, heated swimming pool and poolside bar as well as a health club with a spa treatment room among other luxurious amenities. For more information, please visit www.marriott.com.

May 2019



Photos Courtesy of Silversea Cruises

Silversea Unveils the Most Elegant Ship Ever to Sail the Galapagos Italian whispered luxury combined with amazing expedition experience will redefine luxury in the destination 44



ilversea unveils new details of Silver Origin, the cruise line's first ever destination-specific ship, which will unlock deep travel experiences for guests in the Galapagos Islands from the summer of 2020. One of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships ever and designed entirely with these unique islands in mind, Silver Origin will combine Silversea's local destination expertise with the cruise line's trademark level of luxury to offer guests the ultimate destination experience. From summer 2020, the 100-passenger, all-suite Silver Origin will build on Silversea's accrued know-how in the Galapagos Islands to form deeper connections between guests and the destination. In addition to the ship's pioneering design and guests' unique experiences ashore – which will be led by Silversea's Expedition Team, who are certified by the National Park of the Galapagos – this immersive concept will see guests enjoy Ecuadorian culture on board, through insightful content, including daily briefings, lectures, videos, and scientific information; authentic local cuisine, prepared by expert Ecuadorian chefs; and various other luxurious enhancements. Offering the highest Zodiac-to-guest ratio in the region, at 1:12.5, Silver Origin will offer a luxurious outpost from which guests will enjoy personalized experiences throughout the Galapagos Islands. Every aspect of guests' cruise experience will be tailored to take them closer to the authentic beauty of the Galapagos Islands in luxury. Perfectly crafted and with the utmost attention to the comfort of guests, the interior design of Silver Origin will whisper luxury, inspired by the understated Italian elegance that pervades Silversea's fleet of intimate ships. Yet, it will also take influence from the Galapagos' unique natural environment to strengthen guests' engagement with the destination, with each space enhancing the experience. Bright, colorful motifs and regional materials will accentuate the design. Silver Origin's public spaces were designed by HBA Miami, while GEM – Design for Cruise Ships, the team behind the interior design of Silver Muse, oversaw the interior design of the ship's suites. Basecamp, an elegant lounge in which guests can socialize before and after excursions, will be among Silver Origin's most innovative spaces. Connecting with the ship's Zodiac embarkation area to represent the synergy between destination and ship, it will host educational activities, through which guests will be able to interact with the onboard Expedition Team to learn more about the rare wildlife, amazing landscapes and captivating history of the Galapagos Islands, before and after experiencing these attractions first-hand. Basecamp will feature a large, interactive digital wall—through which guests will be able to access destination-related content, including pictures, videos, excursion previews and scientific presentations. With floor-to-ceiling windows for sweeping views of the destination, Silver Origin's Explorer Lounge will host daily briefings and lectures from the ship's Expedition Team. The elegant venue will feature a large video wall and wide HD screens in different seating areas to optimize guests' destination experience. It will also be a sophisticated space in which guests to relax, with a bar and piano. With Silversea's all-inclusive approach, guests will enjoy complimentary drinks throughout the ship, including spirits, champagne, and many varieties of wines. Located at the very front of the ship, the beautiful Observation Lounge will offer an elegant hideaway to guests, benefitting from incredible views on the destination. It will be the ideal place for guests to relax with a book from the library, which will be carefully curated by Silversea's destination experts and will be the most extensive destination-focused collection the cruise line has ever had on one ship.

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Silver Origin will feature eight different suite categories to offer guests superlative comfort—the largest of which, the Owner's Suite, will offer a panoramic view on the destination. Guests in every suite will enjoy the use of a private balcony, while certain suite categories will feature an innovative Horizon Balcony, which can convert to enclose the balcony with a floor-to-ceiling window for added space and better shelter from the elements. Plus, a first for Silversea, selected suite categories will incorporate an ocean-view bathtub, as well as an ocean-view shower that is accessible from the balcony for guests' convenience and comfort. With culinary immersion offering a means to travel deeper into Ecuadorian culture, expert local chefs will take guests on a journey of culinary discovery in Silver Origin's two dining venues: The Restaurant and The Grill—each of which will be able to accommodate all guests at full capacity. Authentic flavors; fresh, local ingredients; and regional wines will complement international cuisine to inspire the palates of diners, showcasing the best of Ecuadorian culinary heritage in refined settings. In the Restaurant, guests will enjoy an abundance of natural light and far-reaching views as they dine; in The Grill, a sophisticated open-air venue that can be partially enclosed for comfort, Silversea's signature Hot Rocks concept will enhance guests' dining experiences, with Ecuadorian twists enhancing the offering further still. Silver Origin will be one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships ever built, thanks to state-of-the-art technology and solutions designed specifically for sailing the Galapagos Islands: the ship's dynamic positioning system will allow Silver Origin to automatically maintain position to protect the sea floor; fresh water purification systems, installed in each suite, will enable the ship to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bottles; an advanced Waste Water Treatment System will meet or exceed the strictest regulations in the market; and Silver Origin will meet the highest standards of energy efficiency in the segment. The technological


innovation of Silver Origin will complement Silversea's significant efforts to make a positive impact on the natural and economic environment of the Galapagos Islands, including the cruise line's contribution to the Floreana Island Ecological Restoration Project. "Silver Origin will elevate our industry-leading offering in the Galapagos Islands, unlocking meaningful experiences for guests, as they travel in ultimate luxury," says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea's CEO. "Ever since the early planning phases, every decision on Silver Origin has been made to strengthen the connection between our guests and this spectacular, unique destination." "The natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands makes it one of the world's best cruise destinations," says Fernando Delgado, Silversea's Vice President and General Manager of Canodros C.L. "Silver Origin will enhance Silversea's award-winning cruise experience here, raising it to an even more incredible level for guests' enjoyment. I am excited to personally welcome Silver Origin to the region and introduce the ship to our valued guests and trade partners." Silver Origin will see the highest crew-to-guest ratio (1:1.16) and the highest ratio of qualified guides per guest (1:10) in the Galapagos Islands, enabling unparalleled levels of personalized service. This will extend to the in-suite experience, as Silver Origin will be the only ship in the Galapagos Islands to offer butler service to all suites. For more than five years, Silversea has taken guests closer to the authentic beauty of the Galapagos Islands with the best luxury cruise product in the archipelago; the cruise line's Silver Galapagos, which will be replaced by Silver Origin, recently garnered the top spot among small ships in four award categories at the 2019 Cruise Critic's Cruisers' Choice Awards, including 'Best Overall Ship,' 'Best Shore Excursions,' and 'Best Value' for the second consecutive year. For more information, please visit www.silversea.com.



Photos Courtesy of Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Hotels

Travel Options That Will SpoilYou Superbly Written by Merilee Kern

With America having suffered a harsh winter from coast to coast, would-be wanderers are rejoicing as the weather warms and vacation venues beckon with stellar offerings. In fact, industry growth this travel season is indubitably (and understandably) poised to impress as outlined in the Skift Global Travel Economy Outlook 2019 and numerous other reports. But as the hospitality trade has exponentially upped their game across the board, it’s getting much more difficult to hon in on travel destinations and service purveyors worthy of our hard-earned dollars, and, more importantly, treasured down time. With that in mind, here’s an apt assortment of travel purveyors that’ll pamper you with a purpose.

FAIRMONT KEA LANI MAUI First, we’ll start all the way out in the west most United States—a journey across the Pacific Ocean—to the uber-fabulous Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, Hawai’i’s only all-suite and villa luxury resort. They’re currently offer discerning travelers an expertly curated and indulgent itinerary featuring Maui’s most luxurious experiences through its “Luxe Villa Adventure” package. This elite bundle features a sumptuous stay in the resort’s exclusive collection of residentially appointed two- and three-bedroom private villas boasting 1,800 and 2,200 square feet of living space, each replete with the creature comforts of home. This includes a full gourmet kitchen with appliances and service ware, dining area, outdoor barbecue grill, multiple flat screen TVs, walk in closets, oversized marble bathroom and large soaking tubs. They each also boast a sizeable private, furnished courtyard with plunge pool for a more secluded respite from their numerous large-scale community pools with cabanas (one adult-only).


However, that’s just the beginning of this sumptuous stay. Travelers reveling in the richness of this celebrity designed package will also enjoy a signature in-villa barbeque by a private chef, with options for the desired menu items. For my visit it was surf and turf all the way (Black Angus beef filet with grilled lobster tail), served with a savory tomato shrimp penne dish, wasabi-laced potato salad, grilled island-grown asparagus and wild mushrooms all finished with a delectable crème brûlée. The package also proffers two Willow Stream Spa wellness experiences, plus access to other spa amenities like steam rooms, saunas, various Hawaiian rain experience showers and a heated stone mud bench and foot bed. Rounding out this incredible package is the private yacht charter aboard ‘Satisfaction’—Maui Yacht Charters’ 58-foot power yacht. On my recent excursion on this three-bedroom nautical beauty, I nibbled on cheese and charcuterie as a pod of migrating whales escorted our ship out to sea for a memorable Maui sunset. www.Fairmont.com/KeaLani www.HighRiseLife.com

INTERCONTINENTAL SAN DIEGO HOTEL Next, we’ll trek to the most southern city in California where the InterContinental San Diego hotel awaits. Having just opened in September 2018, this scenic Bayfront property has brought a new wave of sophistication to the downtown area while creating a social epicenter for locals and travelers, alike. The 400-room property is located on the historic grounds of Lane Field—the San Diego Padres’ former baseball stadium from 1936 through 1957. From my corner suite, I was able to enjoy the glow of fiery SoCal sunsets because all of the chic and sophisticated accommodations here feature full-length, floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the bay—oft also with the famous San Diego skyline and iconic Coronado bridge in view. Location-wise, this property is perfectly situated for those wanting to get out-and-about on the town. The InterContinental San Diego Hotel is just steps away from the Embarcadero, which docks both the famed USS Midway and Maritime Museum of San Diego, plus several cruise ship ports. It’s close to downtown hotspots, including Little Italy, the San Diego Convention Center, Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village and more. Guests can enjoy spectacular dining experiences at the hotel, which boasts San Diego’s only Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, as well as Vistal restaurant, which serves coastal California-inspired cuisine spearheaded by award-winning chefs. www.InterContinentalSanDiego.com

Photos Courtesy of InterContinental San Diego Hotels

THE PORTOFINO HOTEL & MARINA REDONDO BEACH If marina vibes are more your thing, the Portofino Hotel & Marina Redondo Beach—one of many distinctive hotels helmed by Noble House—is a perfect respite for both leisure and business travelers. Having recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation, this picture-perfect property proffers authentic Southern California lifestyle in a casual, nautical-chic environment replete with maritime, yacht and seascape visuals evoking a true sense of place. The Portofino boasts breathtaking Pacific Ocean and King Harbor views from sunsets and sailboats to dolphins and pelicans—all framed in the floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies allowing you to

bask in the beauty that is Redondo Beach. King Harbor is also home to its own colony of California sea lions, with many rooms offering front-row viewing of the mammals frolicking, feeding and basking in their natural habitat. The Portofino offers unique amenities, including BALEENkitchen, nationally recognized for serving eclectic cuisine amid stunning marina views. It’s ZAGAT-rated as "One of the Top 10 Best Restaurants for Waterside Dining in LA.” To this I can attest, having reveled in multiple gourmet dining experiences at the eatery, which far transcends that of a typical hotel haunt. Between meals you can take a dip their heated pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean and work out in their state-of-the-art fitness center with treadmill, elliptical trainer, recumbent bike, free weights and more. One must-do whilst partaking in The Portofino: enjoy their complimentary Beach Cruiser bikes for a ride along the local oceanfront path that runs for over 27 miles up to Malibu! Complimentary bike locks, baskets, helmets and children’s bikes are also offered based on availability. There’s also wireless, high-speed Internet access available in the guest rooms and public areas and a 24-hour business center. Whether you visit The Portofino for work or play, the newly renovated sun-splashed waterfront guest rooms and suites, which feature a casual beach look incorporating hues of blue, yellow and white, are a perfect setting for an unforgettable reprieve. www.HotelPortofino.com

Photos Courtesy of The Portofino Hotel & Marina May 2019


Photos Courtesy of Atlantic Hotel & Spa Fort Lauderdale

ATLANTIC HOTEL & SPA FORT LAUDERDALE Next a touch northward in South Florida is the AAA Four Diamond-rated property The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, which is located right on Fort Lauderdale beach. This luxury all-suite boutique hotel—a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio—is an exceptional oceanfront destination for relaxation and fun-in-the-sun. With unrivaled seaside views, this hotel overlooks miles of golden shoreline. The property has 106 spacious suites, featuring private balconies with panoramic ocean vistas, large marble bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchenette with mini refrigerator, dual stovetop burners and microwave, in-room Lavazza coffee maker and a large desk. Their skyline and oceanfront view rooms offer sweeping sights of the surrounding area. Choose between the glittering cityscape of Fort

Lauderdale or the calming blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic Hotel & Spa has gone through great lengths to cultivate an ever-attentive staff that’s devoted to providing superior service and catering to every whim. This is especially true while pampering guests at its award-winning, on-site Spa Atlantic where they use nourishing elements derived straight from the sea to improve skin quality and enhance your well-being. Decompress in its sauna, steam, room and Jacuzzi as a space to relax before and after one of the many treatment services they offer. The options are seemingly endless, with treatments specifically for couples, prenatal, deep tissue and body melt massages. You can glow from within with one of their facials or select a body wrap for head-to-toe treatment. Salon experiences are also offered.

There are multiple dining options at the Atlantic, with fine dining offering fresh dining favorites from the land and sea. Coastal, the signature restaurant of The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, will make your mouth water with Italian-inspired coastal cuisine. The beautiful oceanfront views of the Atlantic Ocean serve as the backdrop for its dining room and patio seating. Led by Executive Chef Rocco Honig, relaxed, yet stylish, dining venue serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour. There, dogs are welcome to join their parents on the patio and dine off their special Atlantic bark BISTRO menu. For more casual fare al fresco, check out SKY Bar on the hotel’s 5th Floor Oceanfront Terrace. It’s definitely “the place to be,” as the 5th floor is also home to a heated outdoor pool, whirlpool tubs, a 24-hour gym, the spa and The Oceanview outdoor social area. www.AtlanticHotelFL.com

About Author 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.




Photos Courtesy of Extell Development Company

Brooklyn's Tallest Building Brooklyn Point, Tops Out Located Above City Point, Downtown Brooklyn Skyscraper Reaches 720 Feet

Nationally acclaimed real estate firm Extell Development Company announced today that the company's first Brooklyn project, Brooklyn Point, has reached a major construction milestone. Rising to 720 feet high, the 68-story building has cemented the title as the tallest building in Brooklyn. Construction is progressing on schedule at Brooklyn Point and first closings are slated to commence in early 2020. The tower offers a new level of luxury living in the borough and an unmatched 25-year tax abatement. It is the first and only for-sale building at City Point which is the largest food, shopping and entertainment destination in Brooklyn. "As the tallest building in the borough, Brooklyn Point represents a milestone for Brooklyn. The Brooklyn marketplace now competes with Manhattan and has significant demand for Extell quality homes," said Ari Alowan Goldstein, Senior Vice President of Development at Extell. "We are experiencing tremendous success because our buyers appreciate the value of outstanding design, amenities, and unparalleled views coupled with the savings of a 25-year tax abatement."



Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the skyscraper is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with interiors by AD100 designer Katherine Newman. Offering a mix of studio to three-bedroom residences, the luxury homes have been curated to reflect a sophisticated design aesthetic that combines art and utility, resulting in a modernist sensibility that embraces and reinterprets the past. "At Brooklyn Point, we wanted to honor the creative spirit of Brooklyn, while crafting a new landmark for the borough's downtown," said KPF Design Principal Rob Whitlock. "To that end, we picked up on the diversity of scale and texture of the site's context in the building's expression. Brooklyn Point features a sculptural faรงade, with an eclectic materiality that plays with light and shadow, giving the tower an elegant solidity." Adding to the building's allure is an unprecedented array of lifestyle amenities and services spanning over 40,000 square feet. The building's roof will feature the highest residential infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere, offering breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Adjacent to the pool is a landscaped rooftop retreat outfitted with a sundeck, al fresco dining areas, changing rooms, showers and an outdoor movie screening space. The property will feature a comprehensive health and wellness facility with a 65' indoor saltwater swimming pool, 35-foot rock climbing wall and yoga studio, Pilates and cycling studios, and a squash/basketball court. To complement residents' wellness experience, Brooklyn Point's spa will also include an infrared sauna, men's and women's steam rooms, and hot tub. Social and entertainment amenities include the triple-height Park Lounge, featuring a signature bar, salon, fireplace, and co-working space, as well as a chef's demonstration kitchen, wine library, game lounge, screening & performance room, private study, and children's playroom. Brooklyn Point's amenities also include an outdoor oasis, designed by award-winning landscape architecture firm Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. The ninth-floor landscaped terrace will include al fresco dining areas with gas grills, a putting green, fire pit, lounge areas, terrace bar and the Forest Adventure children's playground. Located at City Point, a 600,000-square-foot mecca of retail, dining and entertainment amenities, Brooklyn Point residents will have access to everything this neighborhood destination has to offer. City Point is home to a Trader Joe's market, Target, Century 21, Alamo Drafthouse movie theater, and DeKalb Market Hall, an epicurean food hall with over 40 vendors, including Katz's Deli, Ample Hills Creamery, Pierogi Boys, and more. Brooklyn Point is close to 11 subway lines and will be across the street from the new 1-acre Willoughby Square Park. Pricing for the studio to three-bedroom residences start at $850,000. Brooklyn Point benefits from a 25-year tax abatement. The Sales Gallery is located at 384 Bridge Street. For additional information, please visit brooklynpointnyc.com or call 718-222-5770. May 2019



Photos Courtesy of Danny Forster & Architecture

World's Tallest Modular Hotel Set to Rise In New York City This Fall Highlighting Marriott International's Vision to Disrupt the Way Buildings Get Built. The 26-story, $65 million modular tower plan marks turning point for industry confidence in prefabrication The world's tallest modular hotel – which will carry a brand of Marriott International is on track to be stacked in late fall in New York City with prefabricated and pre-furnished guestrooms. Once erected over a 90-day period, the 360-foot-tall tower will represent a milestone for Marriott's ongoing initiative to encourage hotel developers in North America to embrace modular for new construction projects. To be topped with a modular roof and modular rooftop bar, the world's tallest modular hotel is expected to open in late 2020 as the AC Hotel New York NoMad. "In North America, the construction process hasn't changed significantly in 150 years and it's ripe for innovation," said Eric Jacobs, Marriott International, Chief Development Officer, North America, Select and Extended Stay Brands. "The world's tallest modular hotel in one of the world's greatest destinations will act as a game-changing symbol to ignite even greater interest in modular among the real estate and lending industries."



FULLY FINISHED GUEST ROOMS The 168-room, 26-story AC Hotel New York NoMad is scheduled to rise at 842 Sixth Avenue with prefabricated guestrooms arriving at the hotel site fully constructed, inside and out. Besides finished, painted walls, each "module" will contain a fully outfitted guest room – with beds, sheets, pillows, flooring and even toiletries. The hotel's roof and rooftop bar are expected to be produced using modular construction, and its more customized public areas such as the restaurant and lobby are expected to be constructed using traditional methods. Prefabrication is a process that Marriott has found typically reduces the construction timeline, curbs site waste and noise, and results in a higher-quality product produced with factory level precision. The time savings comes from the ability to perform two crucial functions simultaneously – building the public spaces on site while manufacturing the guest rooms offsite.

modular manufacturers to help them better understand the untapped demand that hotel development companies represent. Since the launch of Marriott's initiative, the company's development partners in North America have opened 31 Marriott-brand hotels – all low-rise structures – that incorporate prefabricated guestrooms and/or bathrooms, including a Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites in Folsom, Calif.; a Courtyard by Marriott in Pullman, Wash., and three AC Hotels in Oklahoma City, Louisville, Ky., and Chapel Hill, N.C. To date, the largest Marriott-branded modular-built to open is the 354-room, dual-brand Courtyard and TownePlace Suites by Marriott property in Hawthorne, Calif., while the first to also incorporate a prefabricated

elevator bank was the Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites in Prairie, Wisc. Later this year, a developer will start stacking the first modular-built Moxy hotel in the United States in downtown Oakland, Calif. The company continues efforts to support developers interested in leveraging prefabrication, most recently launching modular versions of its prototypes for four of its higher-volume brands: Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott. Underscoring its commitment to igniting demand for modular construction, Marriott this year is offering an incentive to development companies that leverage prefabrication for guestroom construction. For more information, visit achotels.marriott.com.

"This is the moment where modular construction takes center stage," says Danny Forster, a leading modular building advocate whose firm, Danny Forster & Architecture, designed the project. As he explains it, "This hotel takes every advantage of off-site manufacturing, as you might expect. But it does so in a way that defies expectation. We wanted to demonstrate that modular building can do more than just harness the efficiencies of the factory. It can produce a graceful and iconic tower. And yes, it can do so at the rate of an entire floor a day."

MARRIOTT SEES A MODULAR FUTURE Marriott, which has the largest pipeline of hotels in North America, began researching modular construction in 2014 to offset lengthening hotel construction times – a trend attributed to the nation's building boom and resulting labor shortages. Since 2011, Marriott has seen the average time to build and open a hotel in North America increase by as much 50 percent, depending on factors such as location and size of property. Since 2015, Marriott has been educating owners, franchisees, architects, lenders, consultants, general contractors and other stakeholders across the industry about the benefits of modular by hosting town halls, factory tours and stacking events. The company also worked with leading

May 2019



West Coast Buyers are Now More Likely to Win the 1st Home They Bid On San Jose, Seattle and San Diego Saw Big Year-Over-Year Gains in the Share of Homebuyers Winning the First Home They Make an Offer on Fifty-six percent of buyers nationwide who purchased a home in the first quarter closed on the very first home they made an offer on, according to a report from Redfin, the technology powered real estate brokerage. This is up from 52 percent a year earlier and is the highest first offer success rate in three years.



Below is a ranking by first-offer success rate of the 25 largest metro areas Redfin agents serve


The report is based on an analysis of home offer and purchase data from thousands of people who bought homes with Redfin agents nationwide over the past five years. The biggest year-over-year increases in first-offer success rates were seen in some of the West Coast markets that were uber-competitive last year. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of people who purchased a home in the San Jose metro area in the first quarter of 2019 successfully purchased the first home they made an offer on. A year earlier, only 25 percent of San Jose homebuyers successfully purchased the first home they made an offer on. More than half (53%) of San Diego homebuyers last quarter closed on the home that was the first one they bid on, up from 38 percent a year earlier. In Seattle, the first-offer success rate increased to 59 percent last quarter, up from 45 percent in the same period last year.


First-Offer Success Rate (Q1 2019)

First-Offer Success Rate (Q1 2018)

YearOver-Year Change


Charlotte, NC



+12.4 pts


San Jose, CA



+38.2 pts


Minneapolis, MN



+14.5 pts


Denver, CO



-2.0 pts


Seattle, WA



+14.8 pts


Baltimore, MD



-8.5 pts


Raleigh, NC



+2.7 pts


Chicago, IL



+1.4 pts


Miami, FL



-5.3 pts


San Francisco, CA



-1.9 pts


Boston, MA



-0.4 pts


Atlanta, GA



+0.1 pts


San Diego, CA



+15.5 pts


Las Vegas, NV



+11.6 pts


New York, NY



+4.0 pts


Houston, TX



+11.3 pts


Riverside, CA



+8.8 pts


Philadelphia, PA



+0.9 pts


Washington, D.C.



+5.6 pts


Portland, OR



+3.7 pts


Austin, TX



-12.1 pts


Los Angeles, CA



+8.2 pts


Phoenix, AZ



-7.2 pts


Dallas, TX



-0.9 pts


San Antonio, TX



-12.4 pts





+3.8 pts

"Last year homebuyers had to pull out all the stops to land a home in competitive West Coast markets, but this year there are more homes for sale and the odds are more in the buyer's favor," said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather. "In San Jose, the market has dramatically slowed from a year ago, and it's actually now easier to get an offer accepted in San Jose than in many other parts of the country." San Jose now has the second-highest first-offer success rate in the nation, behind Charlotte (70%). Not every market is moving in buyers' favor. In San Antonio, Austin and Phoenix, the first-offer success rate fell from over 50 percent last year to under 50 percent this year. Both Austin and Phoenix were top migration destinations in the latest Redfin Migration Report. Austin and San Antonio saw the largest decreases in the nation, each falling 12 points. As more people continue to move to affordable inland markets, buyers in those areas can expect to encounter more competition in their search for a home. For more information, please visit www.redfin.com.

May 2019


CALENDAR May 3rd - 5th, 2019 Beachlife Festival – Seaside Lagoon, Los Angeles, CA. This inaugural surf-inflected music fest will take over the Redondo Beach coastline for three days, with a laid-back lineup that includes the likes of Bob Weir, Brian Wilson, Violent Femmes, Willie Nelson, Best Coast, Ziggy Marley, Grace Potter and more, plus a preview night performance from X. The inaugural beachfront fest comes from restaurateur Allen Sanford and Pennywise singer Jim Lindberg.

May 5th, 2019 How Weird Street Faire – Downtown San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. One of those unique, only-in-San-Francisco type of festivals, the 19th annual "Weirdest Show on Earth" is fun for everyone. At this street fair, dancers, DJs, artists and other performers come together on 10 music stages to celebrate the eclectic beauty of the community. Be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones, generate waves of joy, and expand our consciousness. All the fun happens near the intersection of 2nd and Howard Streets in the South of Market District.

May 5th, 2019

May 5th - 18th, 2019

May 9th - 23rd, 2019

Canelo Alvarez Vs. Daniel Jacobs – Lady Antebellum – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV. Pearl Theater, Las Vegas, NV.

CAAMFest – San Francisco, CA.

Don't miss this highly anticipated 12-round unification fight between Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion, and Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs), IBF Middleweight World Champion. The champion-vs.-champion event will take place Saturday, May 4 at T-Mobile Arena.

CAAMFest is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films; annually presenting approximately 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Since 1982, the festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.


Lady Antebellum announced their first-ever Las Vegas residency. As the first country act to headline the venue, the trio combines their chart-topping songs with unparalleled production and multidimensional staging. Known for taking their headlining run worldwide, Lady A brings Nashville to Sin City with stripped-down performances each night that often feature the songwriters behind the group’s fan-favorite hits.


May 11th, 2019 Ariana Grande – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV. Having pretty much taken over the world in 2019, Ariana Grande is pop's biggest star. With hit after hit reaching the coveted number one spot, Ariana's infectious pop melodies, powerful vocals and astonishing range have taken the young songstress from Nickelodeon star to worldwide sensation. At the age of 25 Grande has delivered three platinum selling albums, garnered 18 billion streams and transformed from party pop child star to dangerous woman. The princess of pop, Ariana Grande, is heading to Las Vegas for a one-off show.

May 11th, 2019 Carrie Underwood, Maddie And Tae & Runaway – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV. Carrie Underwood will launch an all-female Cry Pretty Tour 360 in May 2019. The new tour will kick off on May 1 in Greensboro, N.C., and will play 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada, including stops in Las Vegas, Toronto, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, Boston, Atlanta and more. Carrie will be joined by openers Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.

May 23rd, 2019 SF International Arts Festival– Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA. San Francisco International Arts Festival’s mission is to embody an imaginative microcosm of the Bay Area’s arts community, to present innovative projects that are focused on increasing human awareness and understanding and to promote a multicultural international performance platform that inspires local and global audiences. Catch the performances at the Fort Mason Center and enjoy the contributions of artists from France, Japan, Lithuania, Ireland, Serbia, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the US.

May 24th, - 26th 2019 The Final Los Angeles Salsa Festival – Los Angeles Marriot Burbank Hotel, Burbank, CA. The Los Angeles salsa festival has united Latin dance & music enthusiast from all over the world. Providing the best Latin bands, dancers and instructors of our generation. Founded by legendary salsa promoter the late “Albert Torres”. This year’s festival celebrates its 21st anniversary at the beautiful Los Angeles Marriott Burbank hotel. Don’t miss the most talked about Latin dance festival of 2019! May 2019



EVENING OF STYLE Porsche Design celebrated the launch of their new sportswear Porsche Design x PUMA Collection. Guests enjoyed an evening filled with live DJ entertainment and savory delights.

Porsche Design The Shops at Crystals, Las Vegas, NV. April 18, 2019 Photos by Ash Photography




Los Angeles

Long Beach

Las Vegas


May 2019

ALLURE LAS VEGAS 200 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102

PALMS PLACE 4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

SKY LAS VEGAS 2700 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

TURNBERRY TOWERS 222 Karen Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109

WALDORF ASTORIA LAS VEGAS 3750 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89158

PANORAMA TOWERS 4525 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103

SOHO LOFTS 900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

VDARA 2600 W Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89158

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

PARK HOUSE 8925 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89147

THE OGDEN 150 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

VEER TOWERS 3722 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

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

PARK TOWERS 1 Hughes Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89169

ONE LAS VEGAS 8255 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89123

TRUMP LAS VEGAS 2000 Fashion Show Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

NEWPORT LOFTS 200 Hoover Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

PLATINUM 211 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

JUHL LAS VEGAS 353 E Bonneville Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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

ONE QUEENSRIDGE PLACE 9103 Alta Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145

REGENCY TOWERS 3111 Bel Air Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

TURNBERRY PLACE 2747 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

AQUA 388 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

WEST OCEAN TOWERS 411 West Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

QUEENS SURF 1750 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

THE SOVEREIGN 360 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

COOPER ARMS 455 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

LAFAYETTE BUILDING 140 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

THE ROYAL PALMS 100 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

THE VERSAILLES 2601 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803

HARBOR PLACE TOWER 525 East Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

OCEAN CLUB 1310 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

THE ROYAL PALMS 100 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

GALAXY TOWER 2999 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803

1100 WILSHIRE 1100 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017

METROPOLIS CONDOS 899 Francisco Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

THE CENTURY 1 Century Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90067

THE CALIFORNIAN 10800 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

PERLA ON BROADWAY 359 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

RITZ-CARLTON 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

THE MERCURY 3810 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005

WILSHIRE REGENT 10501 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

EASTERN COLUMBIA LOFTS 849 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

SIERRA TOWERS 9255 Doheny Road, Los Angeles, CA 90069

THE REMINGTON 10727 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

EVO CONDOS 1155 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015

SKYLOFTS 801 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017

THE WILSHIRE COMSTOCK THE LINE LOFTS 865 Comstock Avenue, 1737 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Los Angeles, CA 90028

LOS FELIZ TOWERS 4411 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Feliz, CA 90027

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

W HOLLYWOOD 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

CROWN TOWERS 10701 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024



San Jose

San Francisco

San Diego



ACQUA VISTA CONDOS 425 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101

THE GRANDE 1199 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

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

RENAISSANCE 645 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101


1325 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

HARBOR CLUB 100-200 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

MERIDIAN 700 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

TREO 1240 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

CITYFRONT TERRACE 500 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

HORIZONS 555 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

THE METROPOLITAN 165 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

SMART CORNER 1080 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

DISCOVERY AT CORTEZ HILL ICON 850 Beech Street, 321 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego, CA 92101

CORTEZ BLU 801 Ash, San Diego, CA 92101

ALTA CONDOS 575 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

ELECTRA 700 W E Street, San Diego, CA 92101

LA VITA 300 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101

PINNACLE TOWER 550 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

ARIA CONDOS 1441 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

829 FOLSOM 829 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

ARTERRA CONDOS 300 Berry Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

ONE MISSION BAY Channel St. & 3rd St. San Francisco, CA 94158

THE BRANNAN 219-239 Branna Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

170 OFF THIRD 170 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

181 FREMONT 181 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

ONE RINCON HILL 425 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

THE HAMILTON 631 Ofarrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

333 BUSH STREET CONDOS 300 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

CATHEDRAL HILL TOWER 1200 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109


690 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

THE HARRISON 401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


750 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

BLU CONDOS 631 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

ROCKWELL CONDOS 1688 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

THE HAYES 55 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

69 CLEMENTINA 69 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

ONE HAWTHORNE 1 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

SOMA GRAND CONDOS 1160 Mision Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

THE SUMMIT 999 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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

MONTGOMERY WASHINGTON TOWER 611 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

ST. REGIS RESIDENCIES 188 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

THE WATERMARK 501 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

ARDEN CONDOS 738 Long Bridge Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

72 TOWNSEND 72 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

FOUR SEASONS RESIDENCES 765 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

GRAMERCY TOWERS 1177 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

THE 88 CONDOS 88 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95113

MONTEBELLO CONDOS 20488 Stevens Creek, Cupertino, CA 95014

PASEO PLAZA & VILLAS 130 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112

PLANT 51 88 Bush St. San Jose, CA 95126


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


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