High Rise Life Magazine - November, 2018

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Yo u r E x c l u s i v e G u i d e To H i g h - R i s e L i v i n g




Featured Editorial by Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-Chief

Photo Courtesy of Philipp Plein



D-ZYN CORNER By Carol Townsend









G SONSIE AND KENTARO KAMEYAMA at Hotel D’evreux, Place Vendôme Paris Fashion Week







LEVI’S© ANNOUNCE AW18 Collaboration with Justin Timberlake


By Jennifer Gonzales

OCEANIA CRUISES REVEALS All-New Owner's Suites Furnished Exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home



ACADEMY AWARD WINNING MAKEUP ARTIST VE NEILL HONORED WITH “EXCELLENCE AWARD,” Presented by Steve Carell For the Metropolitan Fashion Week Awards


PERRY ELLIS INTERNATIONAL, INC. Announces Launch of 90’s Archive Collection, ‘Perry Ellis America’




WALLY'S SANTA MONICA, THE WINE AND FOOD MECCA, Announces Opening of Its Next Dining & Shopping Haven in Santa Monica

EATALY LAS VEGAS Opens at Park MGM This December


CENTRAL PARK TOWER, Tallest Residential Building in The World, Launches Sales


FOUR SEASONS TO DEBUT FIRST-EVER Private Residences in Los Angeles at Gateway to Beverly Hills


Make Fremont Street Your Backyard By Iris Tsui



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Dear reader, Welcome to our Fashion issue. At High Rise Life magazine, we love the creative surge of individualism, those who don’t play by the normal rules, the curious revolutionaries who think differently and leave us inspired.

Over the past two years, our team has spent relentless hours perfecting layouts, reviewing hundreds of mood boards, emails, and working on cover interviews through the night.

We have collaborated with artists, authors, curators, photographers and fashion designers throughout the following pages to give you the latest on the fashion world.

Today we salute all of them and their efforts as we mark our two-year anniversary. If it weren’t for all of them, we wouldn’t celebrate today. Their contribution has been, still is and certainly will be crucial to everything that makes High Rise Life magazine a vibrant reality and a monthly event.

This month’s cover star, the German Fashion Designer Philipp Plein has made a dramatic statement with his bold, unexpectedly sexy, and unbridled luxury style. Having launched his fashion clothing label in 2004, Plein now has more than 200 stores worldwide. His refusal to conform within the fashion industry has led to massive success with fans like Paris Hilton, Rita Ora and Lindsay Lohan amongst many. In our exclusive interview, the self-made, rock star of the fashion world shares with us the latest on his growing empire.

Because after all, November is a month of gratitude and most importantly we want to share our gratitude with you— our reader. Thank you!

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

Getting Cozy for Fall Fall is in full color display, and we are looking at the winter holiday season right around the corner. In October and November, we take our decorating cues from the beautiful colors of the trees changing into bright golds, oranges and dusty browns. Pillows and accessories hint of harvests with pumpkins and fall foliage on their faces. I love this time of year with the wonderful throws for the sofa in soft wools knitted to keep us warm at night. Let’s look at what that means for you, in your piece of paradise. You made a bold and unique decision when you purchased your piece of real estate―in the sky. Whether you are looking out onto the unique landscape of the southern Nevada desert, or the metropolitan landscape of southern California.


An entirely different view of your world is afforded from these heights. You get to see the changing seasons from a different landscape. It affords you the opportunity to design this special space, not only for your personal comfort, but also to tie into the world around you. Your home in the sky also has unique challenges. How do you fit your huge new purchase in an elevator, and get it in your home? I have a customer who recently purchased a beautiful new leather sofa “pit” which comprised of several pieces in unique sizes and living on the 24th floor was a challenge to those delivering. It looks magnificent looking out over the beautiful Strip of Las Vegas. I can get excited about her Christmas party, with friends and family, sitting on this new furniture and chatting in front of the fireplace.


Stage This Interior Design The lights of the holidays are exciting as well. Think about the fact that your singular piece of real estate gets to view those glittering lights from a bird’s eye view. You can go simple, or extravagant in your own designs, based on the personal choice of your holiday plans. This summer I found a place online that can mount photos on glass. This added a great dimension to the artwork because we could backlight it for evening enjoyment, giving the room a wonderful, colorful focal point. Did you see a special dining room set you would like to add to your party plans? That new sofa caught your eye? When can it be delivered? How soon can you sit on it, enjoying the spectacular view, with a glass of your favorite wine? Make sure you plan well as the closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas you get, the harder the stores have finding a delivery spot for all their buyers.

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I love this time of year. I was born during the holiday season. It warms my heart knowing that those around me are enjoying the sights and sounds of the holidays, with their friends and families. Look out on your special vista, watch the population below scurrying to their destination, and enjoy your holiday in your very special place in the sky. Get a wonderful tree and place it where you can view it from anywhere in the room. Have fun! Let your imagination out to play. Your piece of real estate is waiting for your next move! Enjoy sharing your holiday spaces with friends and family. Happy Holidays everyone!



Photos Courtesy of Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

New Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo Make World Premiere 453 Horsepower Twin-Turbo V8, Sport Suspension and Wide Array of Equipment Porsche today announced the forthcoming addition of two sporty models to its Panamera range. The new Porsche Panamera GTS and Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo models add new breadth to the lineup for customers seeking a sportier driving experience positioned between the Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo variants. 18


As is typical with any Porsche “GTS” model, the standard equipment list and chassis setup are oriented with enthusiastic driving in mind. The chassis now sits 0.39 inches (10 millimeters) lower than other Panamera models. The Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management (PASM) dampers, which are included as part of the standard Air Suspension, are recalibrated for these models. Large brakes (390 millimeters in diameter at the front, 365 millimeters in diameter at the rear) provide exceptional stopping power. Other standard equipment highlights include the Sport Chrono package, a Sport Exhaust system including tailpipes in black, the Sport Design package with black exterior elements, and black 20-inch Panamera Design wheels. Matching the aggressive exterior aesthetic, black Alcantara ® and anodized aluminum lends an athletic look to the interior. A heated multifunction sport steering wheel in Alcantara trim and the Connect Plus module for a wide range of digital services are also standard. With the optional GTS Interior package, drivers can contrast elements of the interior including stitching, GTS logos, and the tachometer in either Carmine Red or Chalk. In conjunction with the new model announcement, Porsche also announced that an optional head-up display with multiple configurations will become available for ordering on all models in the Panamera line-up. A FIRST FOR THE PANAMERA: HEAD-UP DISPLAY WITH MANY CONFIGURATION OPTIONS

A four-liter twin-turbo V8 engine generates peak output of 453 horsepower from 6,000 to 6,500 RPM and peak torque of 457 lb.-ft. from 1,800 to 4,500 RPM. As compared to the previous Panamera GTS with a naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8, the current engine offers an increase of 13 horsepower and an additional 73 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine, which sends power to all four wheels through an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission via the standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system, allows both the Porsche Panamera GTS and Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo models to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.9 seconds. The former reaches a top track speed of 181 mph, or 179 mph for the latter.

The GTS models offer all the same innovations as the second-generation Panamera range. These include the digital Porsche Advanced Cockpit, optional assist systems such as Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control, and optional rear axle steering. The GTS also offers a highlight that is new to the entire Panamera range – the head-up display. The display can be configured by the driver and projects relevant information directly into their direct line of sight in color. EVEN BETTER FOR DAY-TO-DAY DRIVING: THE FIRST EVER PANAMERA GTS SPORT TURISMO As is tradition at Porsche, GTS derives from Gran Turismo Sport and several historical Porsche models. Porsche’s first road-approved sports car, the 904 Carrera GTS, was launched in 1963. This was followed by the 924 GTS and 928 GTS models, which cultivated the concept throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 2007, the GTS nomenclature celebrated its revival with the Carrera GTS. The first generation of the Panamera GTS followed in 2011. Now, the new Panamera GTS is available in both sedan and Sport Turismo body styles. With a large lift gate, low loading edge, increased cargo capacity, and 4+1 seating configuration, the new GTS variant is the perfect combination of everyday practicality and outstanding performance.

The new Panamera GTS models are available to order now. In the United States, the Panamera GTS carries a starting MSRP of $128,300; the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo is available with a starting MSRP of $134,500. Both prices exclude $1,050 for delivery, processing and handling and are expected to arrive in U.S. dealerships in the second half of 2019. For more information please visit, http://www.porsche.com.

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Written by Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-Chief

Philipp Plein has made a dramatic statement in the fashion world with his bold, unexpectedly sexy, and unbridled luxury style. His passion for rock and roll and keen eye for impeccable quality are strong characteristics of the Philipp Plein brand. His fashion shows have made media headlines with Jet Skis and swimming pools, and performers like Snoop Dogg and Rita Ora entertaining guests, while the space turns into an urban catwalk with bold non-stop drama and style that screams chic.


The German-born Plein was influenced by his passion for the arts, travel and foreign culture at a young age. In 1998 he entered the world of design. Initially, producing exclusive furnishings in steel and leather. His involvement in leather craftsmanship led him to experiment with leather garments and accessories, and finally to launch his own fashion brand in 2004.

Asia, more than 120 mono-brand stores, over 500 retail clients worldwide. His most recent boutique at Wynn Las Vegas, sets the tone with its richly veined white marble, modern Murano glass chandelier, and maxi crystal studded skull welcoming customers at the entrance. The space shows just how an ambitious collection of adjectives can work together to showcase a truly awe-inspiring brand.

Today the world of Philipp Plein enjoys remarkable success with corporate headquarters in Europe, North America and

In our exclusive interview, Philipp Plein shares with us the latest on his fashion empire. Here is what he had to say.


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Photos Courtesy of Philipp Plein


Q: What has been an inspiration or driving force behind the Philipp Plein brand for you? The Brand was established 19 years ago and was always a result of a long research of fabrics and innovative technologies; often driven and influenced by my personal taste, experience and the hunger for success. I’m a self-made man, started from stainless steel furniture and slowly step by step I’ve built a now well-established brand through the years.


Q: What is fashion to you? Fashion for me is life, continuous improvement every day, research, inspirations from the world around me; being always aggressive, outrageous sometimes, bringing fashion over the limits. I always say to my employees—only the sky is the limit. Everything is always possible in fashion, surprising people every fashion show and every collection I’m drawing. Q: How would you describe your personal style?


My personal style is always cool, not aggressive, always actual; leather bombers, jogging pants, studded booties, Bling bling t-shirts, amazing embroideries and prints are the mirror of my personality.



Jack Bedirian, VIP Client Manager j.bedirian@philipp-plein.com Philipp Plein at Wynn Las Vegas Philipp Plein at The Shops at Crystals, Las Vegas Philipp Plein at Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills Opening of New Philipp Plein Boutique at Wynn Las Vegas Q: How do you balance creativity with commerce? I just work 24 hours a day. I think that work always pays off. I’m unstoppable and my brain keeps on working even if I’m sleeping. I’ve built a brand, an empire in few years and I’m still growing and learning every day from my mistakes and from my success. Q: Can you tell us about your newest location at the Wynn Las Vegas? This new location is exciting! Las Vegas is really rock n’ roll as I am, and Wynn has always been one of my favorite locations in Las Vegas. I’ve waited for more than one year to choose and obtain the right location and now that I’m there I will make Las Vegas proud to have Philipp Plein. The first location in Crystals is going well and I’m expecting a great success from my last CASH MACHINE at Wynn. Q: What are some of your favorite pieces from your latest Fall/Winter Collection? I’m the one always designing the men’s collection and choosing fabrics, metal accessories, lining, thinking about what I would like to wear every day. All my collections are astonishing, aggressive, but

classy. Absolutely wearable by everybody, but at the same time super luxury and expensive. I like everything I’m designing. Q: Can you tell us about your creative collaboration with Playboy? With Playboy we’ve signed a contract for licensing on February 2018, presenting few looks already during NYFW. Then I’ve created a capsule collection which is sexy, affordable, outrageous, cool and at the same time exclusive. I’ve promoted a DJ CRAZY BUNNY show all over Europe and in HK, showing our Playboy collection in our DOS store. I’m proud of this collection. We’ve worked really hard on it, but the result is a great success worldwide. Q: Any new exciting projects or news you would like to share with us? We have just signed a contract with Universal for a capsule of Scarface, we are planning to do a collaboration with Pablo Escobar Inc., with Rolls Royce and even with Dragon Ball. We will have 2 new store openings in Europe soon….and a lot more. ALWAYS STAY TUNED.

For more information or to shop the brand please visit, www.philipp-plein.com. November 2018



Introduces 'Her', The New Fragrance for Women Cara Delevingne is captured by Jurgen Teller in a series of candid images around her home town of London and recorded her own rendition of ‘Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner’, a song dedicated to the city she loves, as the campaign’s accompanying soundtrack. Her Eau de Parfum is a vibrant, fruity and floral fragrance created by master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. It opens with a burst of red and dark berries, featuring floral notes of jasmine and violet at the heart, with a base of dry amber and musk. Top notes: Red and dark berries - blackcurrant, blueberry and raspberry Heart notes: Jasmine and violet Base notes: Dry amber and musk “Her Eau de Parfum by Burberry is unique because it is a memorable signature. To achieve that, you need a strong accord, an olfactive story that translates your vision. The combination of these sunburst berries and British spirit blended with the ambery musky accord brings this unique signature. You can immediately recognize when someone is wearing it. It’s a signature scent.” Francis Kurkdjian The new bottle is inspired by the archival design of Burberry’s first fragrance, ‘Burberrys for Men’, which launched in 1981. Made from smooth curved glass, the bottle can be personalized with engraved initials on a gold charm around its neck. www.Burberry.com



Spinel and Stingray Leather Silver Ring, All Black Leather Silver Earrings, and Python Leather Silver Bracelet at guerreiro.com.

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G Sonsie and Kentaro Kameyama at Hotel D’evreux, Place Vendôme Paris Fashion Week Following the tremendous success of their last season, Kentaro Kameyama has chosen to showcase his new line at this season of Paris Fashion Week at the Hotel d’Evreux, Place Vendôme, produced by Fashion Week Studio.

Photos Courtesy of Kentaro Kameyama & G Sonsie

This exciting new collection is the result of a collaboration with G Sonsie, a women’s fashion company that offers high fashion swimwear, activewear, sportswear, cashmere sweaters and other fashion clothing. Both Kentaro and G Sonsie are based in the heart of Los Angeles, California’s Fashion District. Kentaro Kameyama and G Sonsie launch their exciting new collaborated line after Paris Fashion Week, which ran through Oct. 3rd. Japanese-born and Los Angeles based designer, Kentaro Kameyama is the newest member of fashion’s “in” crowd as the winner of season 16 of Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated series “Project Runway.” His fashion-forward collection impressed the show’s judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and this year’s finale guest judge, Jessica Alba. The collection was a featured spread in Marie Claire Magazine.


Kentaro Kameyama’s dress designs are often streamlined, understated, and neutral yet display whimsical characteristics. It’s as though this classical pianist and composer is combining his creativity in the music world with his vision for flamboyant fashion. During this show, guests got to enjoy an incredible performance by Electronic R&B Singer/Songwriter JABS, who released the track U&ME featuring Willow Smith. JABS admits being shy, but found it possible to express herself through music. She later found herself opening shows for Jaden Smith and released a music video “All Good” in 2017 directed by Jada Pinkett Smith. This Avant-Garde and Couture collection was presented at the Hotel d’Evreux, Place Vendôme.


White Python Leather Silver Earrings, and All Black with Diamonds Silver Sculpture Ring at guerreiro.com.

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Written by Jennifer Gonzales



Fall is finally here! All year round you have been keeping an eye out on hairstyles you want to try, make-up trends that you want to flaunt and more importantly outfits that you want to wear to complete your fall look. Be fun and creative with your wardrobe this fall with these vibrant colors. OLIVE GREEN Although there are different shades of green, olive green, is one color that is extremely neutral that it can go with any outfit. It can also be resembled as elegant or sporty.

DEEP REDS Reds never go out of style when it comes to fall. Burgundy is one of the most popular colors that’s trending right now. It’s best paired with blush-toned pieces to create feminine allure.

MUSTARD YELLOW If your feeling adventurous, mustard yellow is this year’s festive fall color. You can pair with complimentary colors like burgundy.

BURNT ORANGE Want to make a bold entrance? Burnt Orange is the color to try, you can wear it with colors such as, green or gold.

PURPLE A color that is so intriguing and divine that it’s a great color to experiment with. Even though any shade of purple is in, ultra violet is taking the forefront this fall.

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Photos Courtesy of Metropolitan Fashion Week, Steve Carell, Ve Neill & Eduardo Khawam

Academy Award Winning Makeup Artist Ve Neill Honored With “Excellence Award,” Presented by Steve Carell For the Metropolitan Fashion Week Awards Winners Recognizing Outstanding Achievements in Fashion & Costume Design For Motion Pictures & Television Were Announced at Closing Gala, October 6th at Los Angeles City Hall Celebrating 'The Most Fashionable Week In Hollywood'.


The Metropolitan Fashion Week announced winners of its fashion and costume awards honoring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures and television, during the 6th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala and Fashion Awards, held at the iconic Los Angeles City Hall Forecourt and Rotunda on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

the award to Ms. Neill was actor STEVE CARELL, best known for The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Foxcatcher and star to the upcoming movies Beautiful Boy and Welcome to Marwen. America Next Top Model AVA CAPRA and Metropolitan Fashion Week Founder and President EDUARDO KHAWAM hosted the event, which was attended by over 1200 industry VIP’s celebrities, costume and fashion designers.

Three-time Academy Awardâ winner Makeup Artist, VE NEILL (A Star Is Born,Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire) was honored with the “Excellence” Award. Presenting

Winners in the motion picture categories included a tie for Costume Designer of the Year – Motion Pictures: RUTH CARTER for her costume design in www.HighRiseLife.com

Capsule Collection by Douglas Tapia BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios) and MARY E. VOGT for her costume design in CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Warner Bros. Pictures); Costume Designer of the Year – Television: JACQUELINE DEMETERIO for her costume designs in YOUNGER (TV Land); Outstanding Ensemble For Make-Up Artist & Hair Stylist - Motion Picture or TV: JOEL HARLOW, CAMILLE FRIEND & KEN DIAZ for BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios); Fashion Designer of the Year: Fashion Designer DOUGLAS TAPIA (Venezuela). Award presenters included former Miss Universe and actress ALICIA MACHADO; celebrated Hollywood Medium TYLER HENRY, who was also filming segments of the fourth season of his TV show Hollywood Medium; Telemundo52 - Acceso Total Host ELVA SARAY; and MetroFW Fashion Director NIVEEN HEATON among others. BEBE CORONEL and JAQUIE RIVERA performed the Academy Award Winning song “City of Stars” to celebrate the event’s location in the heart of Los Angeles. In addition to the Metropolitan Fashion Awards, the Gala showcased a unique, exclusive one-of-a-kind runway fashion show featuring Fashion Designers MELLARDI, Giovanni Testi, Erick Bendaña and introducing the Metropolitan Fashion Capsule Collection by Douglas Tapia, hats by Arturo Rios

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and makeup exclusively by Cinema Makeup School. A special segment of Haute Couture and Avant Garde Masterpieces was also showcased, inspired by the KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit currently on display at the California Science Center, and designed by over 15 international fashion designers. The show is produced and directed by EDUARDO KHAWAM, fashion expert, producer and TV personality for Telemundo and the CW, and Executive Producer PAUL JARAMILLO. During the 2018 Closing Gala MetroFW, NAZIK UTUCHIAN,Designers’ Director, announced that next year’s 2019 Metropolitan Fashion Week will be held at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Dates to be announced.

ABOUT METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK Metropolitan Fashion Week events are held in dramatic, non-traditional venues that showcase not just best fashion designers or costume designs, but the most beautiful venues each city has to offer. MetroFW is one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in the United States, with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.



Photo Courtesy of Perry Ellis International, Inc.



Perry Ellis International,Inc. Announces Launch of 90’s Archive Collection, ‘Perry Ellis America’ Perry Ellis International, Inc., fashion house for iconic menswear label Perry Ellis®, announced the launch of Perry Ellis America®; a limited-edition capsule collection of the brand's famed sub-label, which first debuted in 1984. A homage to the original collection, PEI is exploring its archives to recreate some of its most recognizable Perry Ellis America pieces, while introducing new additions inspired by the bold logos and vibrant colors of the 90’s. From prep to grunge, to logos and back, fashion guru Perry Ellis (Mr. Ellis) defined American fashion for generations. In 1984 – in partnership with Levi’s – Mr. Ellis launched Perry Ellis America, the very first clothing collaboration of its kind. The collection fused luxury fashion with everyday classics to create a fresh, unique direction in American sportswear; a concept that would be imitated but never duplicated. PEI will once again take American sportswear into new territory with the introduction of Perry Ellis America. The unisex collection will revisit the fashion history Mr. Ellis helped to create, by bringing 90’s streetwear staples back for a limited time for enthusiasts around the world. The first of five Perry Ellis America capsules became available on October 10 at Matches Fashion, followed by a global rollout with retail partners including HBX, Bloomingdale’s, and Ron Robinson at Fred Segal. The collection is available at the brand new www.PerryEllisAmerica.com. “Initially, Perry Ellis America was Mr. Ellis’ answer to his personal need for true, weekend casualwear,” said Perry Ellis brand Creative Director, Michael Maccari. “Rooted in denim, it [Perry Ellis America] still had the true sportswear handwriting of his collection but was meant to tie back to jeans. As it evolved in the 90’s – when the streetwear trend became bolder and more prevalent – the line transitioned into graphics, logos, color blocking, nylon, etc. At that time,

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logo-heavy track suits, anoraks, and sporty outerwear were staples of the line, lending a more laid-back look than in previous iterations. The new Perry Ellis America establishes a true casual collection, rich with the bold logos that made the original line a success and helps to reinforce our history and our foundation in the same way that it did for Mr. Ellis with the first launch.” The first limited edition 12-piece capsule will include an assortment of instantly recognizable hallmark Perry Ellis America styles, including reissued nylon tracksuits, washed denim, color-blocked outerwear, and an assortment of logo-heavy fleeces and tees. Perry Ellis America will launch with an evocative new campaign entitled “The New America,” that was developed in collaboration with Hypebeast, and features a diverse group of young, stylish influencers including athlete and model, Cordell Broadus. Broadus and the other influencers in the campaign reflect the youth of today’s America – a group that is not held back by past conceptions of race, gender or religion. They are worldly and diverse – finding their way by creating new opportunities for themselves in fashion, music and art. They combine international inspiration with American heritage to create a style that blends references of both old and new into a fresh contemporary aesthetic. They are the ultimate expression of the New America. “The relaunch of Perry Ellis America marks the next stage in the rollout of our “Life Ready Since 1976™” brand positioning,” said Perry Ellis brand President, Melissa Worth. “We are reaching into our archives to bring the brand’s rich heritage to life, bringing the past to the present.”




Levi’s Announce AW18 Collaboration with Justin Timberlake

Levi’s® have announced the launch of its collaboration with award winning musician and actor, Justin Timberlake. Together they are launching the Levi’s® x Justin Timberlake Fresh Leaves collection, a modern take on iconic Levi’s® pieces inspired by Justin’s love of music. The collection will be sold worldwide at select Levi’s® stores and on Levi.com. The name “Fresh Leaves” derives from the concept of Timberlake making his own mark and offering a fresh spin on timeless pieces. He worked with the Levi’s® Design team to reinvent some of the brand’s most iconic pieces in unexpected ways, resulting in classics with a twist. “Clothes are as important to a musician’s creative process and performance as the music itself. This Levi’s® collection is my attempt to share some of my experiences with fans,” said Timberlake. The capsule collection is all rooted in quality craftmanship and premium fabrics. Key pieces include a new addition to the Levi’s® fit portfoliothe 501® Slim Taper- inspired by how Justin wears his 501® jeans. Timberlake first partnered with Levi’s® when he was asked to customize the Levi’s® Trucker Jacket for the 50th anniversary of the jacket. The partnership evolved as Levi’s® celebrated the launch of his tour by creating pieces for his pop up in NY and then provided custom pieces for the tour itself.

Photos Courtesy of Levi’s®




Photos Courtesy of Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises Reveals All-New Owner's Suites Furnished Exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home New Generation of Suites are the Only of Its Kind at Sea Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line unveiled the first of many exciting enhancements coming to the line’s acclaimed 1,250-guest ships Marina and Riviera: an altogether new generation of Owner’s Suites furnished exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home. “The Owner’s Suites furnished exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home are signature elements of our brand and truly iconic,” stated Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises. “As we are always looking for ways to elevate the guest experience we took the opportunity to completely re-master these suites and provide our guests with an entirely new experience. Everything from the furnishings to the artwork is new, and guests will feel as though they are sailing aboard one of the world’s most glamorous yachts or living in an opulent estate home.”


Sporting a color palette that is quintessentially Ralph Lauren, the suites are resplendent in navy, white, crème and camel. Fabrics and upholstery are a mélange of solids and stripes, with pops of metallic, silver, and gold. Attention to detail is paramount and the rooms are layered in a way that only a Ralph Lauren Home room would be dressed. Even details such as the red, white and blue striped fabric selected for the outdoor cushions on the suites’ verandas harken back to Mr. Lauren’s label as “America’s designer” and reminding us of his charitable work in restoring the Star-Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Guests will enter through the breathtaking foyer with a limestone and black cabochon inset floor, walls of inset Georgian wood paneling, and a mahogany and quartzite bar. Spacious and airy, this grand room features dramatic sea-views from floor-to-ceiling windows dressed in Ralph www.HighRiseLife.com

LaurenGrimaldi-weave sail fabric, along with a self-playing ebony piano that provides the perfect interlude for in-suite entertaining. The elegant living room is anchored by a new saddle-suede sectional sofa accented with deep navy cushions and accompanied by a mahogany Lounge Moderne chair upholstered in navy and white Super-Yacht Stripe. The centerpiece of the dining room is the Mayfair dining table with a new Barrett Knurled chandelier overhead. The master suite, which is an entire retreat unto itself, has taken on an entirely new persona with a new Cote D’Azur king-size bed, elegant Mayfair Bergere side chairs upholstered in Sutton Suede Doe and dramatic nickeltrimmed lighting accents. Finally, the wraparound teak verandas feature stylish pieces that were custom-crafted by Ralph Lauren Home for Oceania Cruises. Designed by Los Angeles based Trevor R. Howells Interior Design, the Owner’s Suites reflect Ralph Lauren’s appreciation for sailing, Hollywood glamour and timeless, classical beauty. “The Ralph Lauren Home furnishings, lighting, fabric, and accessories along with the art

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selection have been carefully curated to highlight the fabled American brand’s ever-present mix of modern luxury and timeless style,” stated Trevor R. Howells, principal designer and Ralph Lauren alumnus. Howells specifically selected furnishings to highlight Ralph Lauren Home’s unique design presence in a world filled with sameness. Utilizing fabrics such as the “super yacht stripe” and signature pieces such as the Clivedon carved chairs and Pall Mall cocktail table, the Owner’s Suites aboard Marina and Riviera capture the joy of travel, the thrill of adventure and surround travelers with the impeccable style of Ralph Lauren Home. The new Owner’s Suites will debut on Riviera in April 2019 and Marina in May 2020. Further details on additional enhancements and new guest experiences coming to both ships will be revealed in early 2019. For more information about Oceania Cruises visit oceaniacruises.com, or call 855-OCEANIA.



Photos Courtesy of Benoit Linero

NoMad Las Vegas officially opened its doors to the public Friday, Oct. 12, bringing the refinement of a European home to Park MGM, the city’s newest resort. Conceived by Sydell Group in partnership with 2017 World’s Best Restaurant winners Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, NoMad Las Vegas offers highly personalized and holistic service paired with understated sophistication, comfort and intimacy.



Designed by French architect Jacques Garcia, NoMad Las Vegas’ 293 rooms and suites, situated on the top four floors of Park MGM, reflect Garcia’s timeless style, with a distinct New York sensibility. Each room is thoughtfully appointed with custom-designed furnishings, hardwood floors, Bellino linens, custom Argan bathroom products and original art-work curated by Paris- based design studio be-poles, who have been an integral part of the NoMad hotels from inception. “I am so pleased to be bringing our NoMad family to Las Vegas and can’t wait to share it with the world,” said Andrew Zobler, Founder & CEO of the Sydell Group. NoMad Las Vegas marks the first Las Vegas culinary offerings from Humm and Guidara’s Make It Nice, whose portfolio includes the NoMad hotels in New York and Los Angeles, Made Nice and the famed Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, which has garnered six James Beard Foundation Awards, has three Michelin stars, and was ranked the No. 1 restaurant by the World’s 50 Best in 2017. The classical theatres of France inspire the design of NoMad Bar, an all-day dining destination with

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breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night menus curated by Chef Humm. During the day, a velvet Austrian sheer curtain, custom-made by the Rosebrand theatre production company, cloaks the bar. In the evening, the curtain rises to reveal a bar environment reminiscent of its New York counterpart, which is No. 1 in North America and No. 4 among the World’s 50 Best Bars. Chef Humm said, “It is an honor to be a part of this incredible culinary community. The entire NoMad team is excited to bring our brand of delicious food and gracious hospitality to the millions of people that visit and love this amazing city. We feel so very lucky to be welcomed here.” NoMad’s eclectic and always-evolving beverage program is created and managed by Bar Director Leo Robitschek, whose passion for the perfect cocktail has earned him critical acclaim, including the 2014 James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program and the “America’s Best Bar Team” honor at the 2017 Spirited Awards. The Restaurant, a NoMad signature, will make its debut in November 2018 along with private dining spaces and meeting rooms.


The Milk & Honey Ice Cream Sandwich is Chef Daniel Humm’s play on his favorite sweet combination of milk and honey. Photo Courtesy of Dylan + Jeni.

The NoMad Bar Manhattan is a classic cocktail served in The NoMad Bar, where the beverage program is created and managed by Make it Nice’s award-winning Bar Director Leo Robitschek.

Guidara said, “We’ve always been inspired by the theatricality of Las Vegas and have been waiting for the right opportunity to come here and be part of this incredible hospitality scene. And finally, we found that opportunity. We’re so excited to bring the NoMad to The Strip. There’s nothing more fun than serving people looking to have fun and there’s no better place in the world than here to do that.” The first-ever NoMad Casino sits beautifully poised under the historic Tiffany glass ceiling that is original to the former Monte Carlo. The high-limit gaming floor, with blackjack, baccarat and roulette, takes inspiration from the old-world glamour of European casinos and the playfulness of the hotel’s new home on the Las Vegas Strip. Taking cues from the Tiffany ceiling, Garcia’s design draws on its pentagonal shape, mirrored in the casino’s geometry, leaning in an art deco direction as a nod to the 20th century building. The bar at the Casino showcases Robitschek’s expertly crafted cocktails.


Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts International President, said “We have long admired the expertise of Sydell Group and Will and Daniel to create hotels and destinations that cultivate such a strong sense of place. Arriving at NoMad Las Vegas through its private entrance, you immediately feel transported to a world of romance and refinement, where you can craft an entirely new kind of Las Vegas experience for yourself.” Opening in spring 2019, guests will be drawn to the NoMad’s luxurious and tranquil pool, a garden-like oasis inspired by the Majorelle Gardens of Morocco. Room reservations for NoMad Las Vegas can be made at nomadlasvegas.com. Restaurant reservations at NoMad Las Vegas can be made via OpenTable.


The Wine and Food Mecca, Announces Opening of Its Next Dining & Shopping Haven in Santa Monica Wally’s Santa Monica, new location on Wilshire near 2nd, is a feast for the senses. The upscale, wine focused retail-restaurant concept, open from 10:00AM-2:00AM, combines the best of several worlds; a show-stopping array of wine & spirits, artisanal cheeses, caviar, a gourmet market, and a world-class, bistro-style restaurant. The gorgeous space is complete with thousands of wines adorning the twenty-foot walls, communal marble tables, a wine-cave inspired private room, and an expansive open kitchen. As soon as you walk in you are immediately transported to the finest vineyards around the world. Our award-winning wine list, featuring 100 plus wines by the glass, lets you discover something delicious to pair with our celebrated California-French inspired menu. We have something for everyone from the hottest, boutique Sancerre to the famed Screaming Eagle. Our unrivaled selection of spirits and artisan cocktails will also satisfy any palate. When seeking a rare, special vintage you are invited to enter The Vault, the ultimate fantasy cellar for any wine aficionado. For your everyday wine or spirits needs our team of experts will guide you to the perfect selections to enjoy at Wally’s Santa Monica. Take away and delivery are also available. “Wally’s has become everything we have always dreamed of,” says Wally’s President and Co-Owner Christian Navarro. “With inspiration from my partners Maurice and Paul Marciano, we have created a one-of-a kind gastronomic paradise where people can come together to enjoy life.” Wally’s well-earned reputation for providing the finest wines, spirits, and artisanal delicacies has now become the best spot in L.A. to eat, drink, and rejoice any day or night of the week. Designed to be a one-stop shop for all things delicious- plan a visit soon so you can drink it all in. WALLY’S SANTA MONICA 214 Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica, CA, 90401 www.wallywine.com

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Opens at Park MGM This December Italian Culinary Destination Will Open its Sixth U.S. Location at New Las Vegas Resort Eataly, the authentic Italian marketplace, announced today it will open its Las Vegas location at Park MGM, the city’s newest resort, in December 2018. Las Vegas marks the sixth U.S. location of the Italy-based company, which has more than 35 stores worldwide. The 40,000-square-foot culinary destination, located directly on the famed Las Vegas Strip, will serve as Park MGM’s main entrance and feature unique food counters, bars, cafes and dining experiences offering traditional Italian food in a vibrant ambiance. Eataly Las Vegas will feature al fresco dining, as well as several areas dedicated to live cooking demonstrations. “We are thrilled to partner with MGM Resorts International and Sydell Group for this exciting new venture,” said Nicola Farinetti, CEO of Eataly USA. “With each of their many distinctive properties, both organizations have demonstrated their dedication to quality – something that we value above all at Eataly.” The Eataly Las Vegas experience will offer authentic Italian dishes, from tried-and-true Neapolitan pizza and pastas to specialties such as regional Italian street food and hand-pulled mozzarella and burrata cheese made in-house, all helmed by Executive Chef Nicole Brisson. A wide variety of Italian desserts and sweets, including beloved favorites like house-made gelatos and cannoli, will round out the Eataly experience. Guests will be able to explore the flavors of Eataly while dining, along with enjoying the opportunity to shop high-quality products to bring the essence of Eataly home. The venue will offer a variety of


premium food selections such as cured meats, cheeses and fresh seafood as well as an assortment of artisanal Italian favorites imported from Italy - from bronze-extruded pasta to extra virgin olive oil. Unique keepsake items, gifts and fine housewares that embody Italian design also will be on the shelves for visitors to purchase. “Eataly Las Vegas will showcase our continued evolution,” explains Farinetti. “We are integrating our retail store and restaurants further than ever before to create a more immersive and interactive experience surrounding premier food offerings. We can’t wait to share our country’s delicious cuisine and culture with the Las Vegas community – while Eataly will always remain authentically Italian, we are also excited to incorporate the culture and ingredients of the American Southwest throughout the venue.” Eataly Las Vegas will join Park MGM and Nomad Las Vegas’ spectacular culinary program, which includes: Roy Choi’s Best Friend, Hogsalt Hospitality’s Bavette’s Steakhouse and NoMad Restaurant by renowned Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, among others. A partnership between Sydell Group and MGM Resorts International, Park MGM evokes the residential spirit, intimacy and individuality of a boutique experience on a resort scale. In addition to its formidable food and beverage portfolio, the new property features beautiful guest rooms and suites, the 5,200-seat Park Theater with A-list entertainment, lounges, pools, meeting spaces and more. For more information, visit www.Eataly.com.


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CALENDAR November 3rd, 2018 Grand Ave Arts – Los Angeles, CA. While the rest of the country scoffs at the idea of Grand Avenue becoming L.A.’s Champs-Élysées, we’re too busy making the most of the Downtown street’s cultural treasures. For one afternoon, 11 institutions will celebrate their Bunker Hill home with free performances, exhibitions and tours. Most of the action takes place on Grand Avenue between Temple and Sixth Streets. Highlights include the chance to conduct a small chamber orchestra at the Colburn School; an “instrument petting zoo” at the Walt Disney Concert Hall; a sugar skull workshop at the Los Angeles Central Library; a recital from up-and-coming LA Opera resident musicians; a performance by the LA Chamber Orchestra on the Grand Performances stage; a Day of the Dead celebration at Grand Park and free admission to MOCA. Other participating institutions include the Broad, REDCAT and the Music Center.

November 3rd, 2018 LEAP Sandcastle Classic – Ocean Beach – San Francisco, CA. Teams comprised of architects, engineers, contractors, designers, corporations, and local elementary school students work together to build giant sand sculptures. The funds raised by teams and sponsors make it possible for LEAP to continue to provide arts programs to Bay Area students.


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Tropicália Fest – Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA.

Carlos Santana – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NV.

Celebrate Mexican heritage and music of all genres during this year’s massively expanded Tropicália Fest, with headlining sets from Morrissey, Cardi B, Chicano Batman, Kalu Uchis, Mac DeMarco and Mazzy Star. The two-day music fest arrives at the Queen Mary events park in November.

An Intimate Evening with Carlos Santana is among the most in-demand Las Vegas concerts! The famous Mexican performer sings the favorite songs from his entire career. Fun evening for all Santana and a fusion of Latin/rock music fans guaranteed!

November 7th - 11th, 2018 Professional Bull Riders World Finals – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas hosts the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals at the T-Mobile Arena Nov. 7-11. Watch top competitors go head-to-head with plenty of affiliated concerts, parties and events all over the Strip for country-loving cowboys and cowgirls. You may even catch a few rodeo stars sitting down next to you at the blackjack tables.


November 15th, 2018 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards – MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV. The annual Latin GRAMMYs recognize outstanding Latin music by honoring the achievements of international music creators in 49 categories for Spanish- or Portuguese-language recordings. The annual broadcast ranks as one of the highest-rated and most-watched specials each year around the globe in more than 80 countries.

November 16th - 18th, 2018 San Francisco Hip-Hop Dance Festival – Palace of Fine Arts Theater – San Francisco, CA. This festival will feature excellent professional dance companies from around the world. In addition, master classes taught by some of the visiting artists will be offered, along with a VIP Performer party to celebrate the convergence of artists with the public.

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November 21st - 25th, 2018 San Francisco International Automobile Show – Moscone Center – San Francisco, CA. The San Francisco International Automobile Show features the world’s major auto manufacturers displaying their concept cars, SUVs, trucks and vans, totaling almost 800 vehicles in all.

November 30th, 2018 Fleetwood Mac – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV. Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac are set to travel through 50+ cities ending in Spring of 2019. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature the newly announced line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

November 27th, 2018 Justin Timberlake – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles welcomes Justin Timberlake to The Forum as he brings his latest tour to The City of Angels. Timberlake's The Man of The Woods tour hits over 25 dates in the United States and Canada, including LA. Be ready to hear classic hits and new cuts from his latest album, The Man of the Woods, on his first solo tour since 2014.


AS GOOD IN A GIN FIZZ AS IT IS IN THE HALL OF FAME Tanqueray Ten invited guest to an educational happy hour hosted by Bill Codman at the Juniper Cocktail Lounge. Guests enjoyed a walk-through of the history of Ramos Gin Fizz while savoring cocktail fusions created by Tanqueray Ten.

Juniper Cocktail Lounge, Park MGM- Las Vegas, NV October 4, 2018 Photos by Mike Kirschbaum



BALLSFEST 2018 The “Sunday Funday,” backyard-style fundraiser was emceed by television personality Jillian Lopez as guests enjoyed live entertainment, professional caricatures, an interactive photo booth and additional activities. Ballers, alongside their family and friends, each had individualized seating areas, personalized with blankets and pillows that had the respective Ballers names stitched onto them. Frank DeBlasi, founder of Ballsfest, hosted a “Baller Ceremony” where each honoree was individually seated in the “Baller Throne,” teased by DeBlasi with a brief “roast,” and presented with an extravagant gift or experience from respective sponsors.

Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas, NV October 14, 2018 Photos by Ash Photography

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2018 AREAA NATIONAL CONVENTION The 2018 AREAA National Convention celebrated its 15-year anniversary at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, raising awareness about the issues affecting AAPI homeownership. Sponsors included, Bank of America, Chase, US Bank and Wells Fargo amongst many. Randy Char 2018 AREAA National President gave opening speech and welcomed 39 national chapters across North America. Guest speakers included, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Anthony Chan, Chief Economist at JP Morgan Chase, Sherry Chris, CEO of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, and celebrity real estate icon and tv personality Ryan Serhant.

ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV October 19, 2018 Photos by Ash Photography

2018 AREAA NATIONAL INSTALLATION GALA Guests enjoyed a memorable evening of live entertainment hosted by Allyn Hoang, an Emmy award-winning journalist and reporter at NBC Dallas-Fort Wort as AREAA chapters celebrated the installation of Tom Truong as the new president of AREAA National.

ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV October 20, 2018 Photos by Ash Photography


Central Park Tower, Tallest Residential Building in The World, Launches Sales The Most Remarkable Residences Ever Sold in New York City! Photos Courtesy of Central Park Tower Nationally acclaimed real estate development firm Extell Development Company announced today the launch of sales for the tallest residential building in the world. A beacon of glass and steel rising 1,550 feet on famed Billionaire’s Row in New York City, Central Park Tower will be one of the most prestigious addresses in the world. Offering endless views, exquisite architecture, gracious layouts and an unprecedented level of service, Central Park Tower will be the definitive New York skyscraper. “Over a decade of planning and collaboration with the world’s most talented architects, engineers and designers has resulted in Manhattan’s newest iconic structure,” said Gary Barnett, Founder and President of Extell Development Company. “Central Park Tower introduces a level of design, quality and service that hasn’t been seen before. This building will stand out in New York City history as the singular residential offering that redefined luxury living.” The tower is located on West 57th Street, New York City’s most prestigious corridor, with Central Park directly to the north and the dynamic hub of Columbus Circle to the west. Extell pioneered what is now known as Billionaire’s Row with One57, the first supertall tower on 57th Street. Located above the Park Hyatt’s five-star flagship hotel, the record-breaking glass tower overlooking Central Park is home to the most expensive residence ever sold in New York City at $100.5 million.


Central Park Tower was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), a firm dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient, striking architecture on an international scale. AS+GG has collaborated with clients across the globe to design nine of the world’s tallest and highest-performing buildings. Currently, AS+GG is responsible for the design of the next world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower now under construction in Saudi Arabia, as well Wuhan Greenland Center and Greenland Tower Chengdu, both currently under construction in China. With their breadth of experience, AS+GG is uniquely suited to deliver an iconic, landmark building like Central Park Tower. The building’s façade distinguishes itself from its surroundings by combining elements of glass, satin-finished stainless steel, and light-catching vertical and horizontal details that accentuate the interplay of texture and light. At a height of 300 feet from the street, the tower cantilevers to the east, creating Central Park views for all north-facing residences. The definitive aspects of living in Central Park Tower are the extraordinary views and floor plans. The grand living and entertaining spaces are strategically positioned in the corners of the residences to maximize multiple panoramas and citywide views. Structural elements are discreetly located between the residential units, resulting in floor-to-ceiling windows, unencumbered views and gracious layouts. www.HighRiseLife.com

“One of the greatest responsibilities of architecture is to continue to elevate experiences yet create structures that are elegant and respectful,” said Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. “Central Park Tower was designed to take advantage of the spirit of the great city of New York and create an address worthy of its location on Billionaires Row and Central Park.” The interiors of these grand residences are designed by Rottet Studio, whose credits include The Surrey Hotel in Manhattan, The St. Regis in Aspen, The Beverly Hills Hotel Presidential Bungalows and The River Oaks in Houston. Rottet’s interiors are marked by a distinguished level of detail and incorporating unique and custom finishes to create an unparalleled interior environment. Starting on the 32nd floor, the 179 ultra-luxury two-to-eight-bedroom residences range in size from 1,435 square feet to over 17,500 square feet. Located within the tallest residential tower ever built will be one of the world’s most exclusive private clubs, Central Park Club. The Club will offer approximately 50,000 square feet of thoroughly curated luxury amenities spread across three floors, each location providing a unique experience complemented by five-star service. The first club level, located on the 14th floor, will feature a residents’ lounge with billiards, screening and function rooms. The centerpiece of this floor will be a 15,000-square-foot outdoor terrace with a spectacular

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60-foot swimming pool, cabanas, bar, screening wall, food and beverage service, and an outdoor children’s playground. The health and wellness center on the 16th floor will include a 63-foot indoor swimming pool, state-of-the art fitness center, basketball court, regulation squash court, sauna, steam and treatment rooms. The Club will culminate on the 100th floor at an elevation of over 1,000 feet. The plans for this remarkable space are yet to be revealed. At the base of the building will be the new 320,000-square-foot, seven-story Nordstrom NYC Flagship store that represents the company’s biggest and best statement of the brand. After a 30-year search for the optimum site, the Seattle-based fashion retailer selected Central Park Tower as the location for its largest single-project investment in its over 100-year history. Extell is co-developing Central Park Tower with SMI USA (SMI), the US subsidiary of Shanghai Municipal Investment, a leading infrastructural investment company responsible for the esteemed Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building in the world. Extell Marketing Group will exclusively handle the sales and marketing for Central Park Tower, with first closings slated for late 2019. For more information or to schedule a private appointment at the sales gallery, please call 212-957-5557 or visit www.centralparktower.com.



Photos Courtesy of Binyan Studios, renderings of the Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles

Four Seasons to Debut First-Ever Private Residences in Los Angeles at Gateway to Beverly Hills New luxury development will also be the first Four Seasons standalone residential project in North America Construction is underway with more than half of the units already sold for the first residential project in Los Angeles from Four Seasons, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, developed in partnership with Genton Development Company, a privately held real estate investment company and developer in Southern California. Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles, located at 9000 W. 3rd Street, is the company’s first standalone residential project in North America and


joins London’s Twenty Grosvenor Square as one of only two worldwide. “As we continue to grow and strengthen our residential offerings globally, we are excited to introduce our first residences in Los Angeles with an exceptional standalone project, and with partners who share our dedication to offering residents the finest real estate in the world,” said Paul White, president, residential, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “With an existing presence through two hotels in the city, as well as an additional


three properties in Southern California, this is an important market for us to expand our residential business, giving guests and locals who have come to love our brand the opportunity to make Four Seasons a more permanent part of their lifestyle.” “We are developing a world-class luxury living experience nestled in a dream location between Beverly Hills and Melrose where the best in dining, culture, art and fashion are waiting outside our doors,” said Jonathan Genton, CEO of Genton Development Company. “The world’s best designers and architects came together to create exclusive visionary designs for 59 private homes that come with Four Seasons services and amenities. This will soon be the most coveted private address in the city.” Four Seasons standalone residential projects are a unique offering that exist outside of a hotel or resort, and offer the finest amenities, experiences and genuine, personalized service delivered by Four Seasons staff. Four Seasons is directly involved in the design and development process of each residential project and is the only hospitality company to fully manage the property on an ongoing basis once complete, ensuring that the highest levels of quality and service are upheld. “A Four Seasons Private Residence is more than simply an address; it is a lifestyle choice– one that is marked by the exceptional experiences and genuine, personal service that only Four Seasons can deliver,” continued White. “We look forward to introducing residents to a new Four Seasons experience in Los Angeles very soon.”

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ABOUT FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE RESIDENCES LOS ANGELES Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles will be located just steps from the boutiques, restaurants, and galleries of Beverly Hills and Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The 12-storey building will include 59 luxury condominiums and townhouses, including a 12,000 square-foot penthouse with an outdoor living oasis and unobstructed views of the surrounding city. The 59 total residences across three wings The Tower, Wetherly Wing and Almont Wing– are designed by architect Callison RTKL and award-winning interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard and feature an open-concept design and private outdoor spaces that take advantage of year-round natural light and panoramic city views. The onsite amenities will include an elegant and comfortable in-house theatre, private kitchen and chef for in-residence dining and catering, world-class fitness centre with options for personal training and private yoga sessions, outdoor pool with private cabanas, massage room, and a 24-hour concierge all managed by Four Seasons. Residents will also have access to the services and amenities offered at neighboring Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, including exclusive access to event spaces, spa facilities, and the Hotel’s dining outlets, Culina, Vinoteca, Windows Lounge, and Cabana. For more information about the Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles please visit, reflectionsofla.com.



Make Fremont Street Your Backyard Downtown properties are hot for the taking and residents agree, work and play where you live for the ultimate Las Vegas lifestyle Written by Iris Tsui



On May 15, 2005, the glittering city of Las Vegas turned 100 years old. More than a century ago, the 110 acres of hot dusty desert land was auctioned near the Union Pacific Railroad; today you know this real estate as downtown Las Vegas.

Considering the more than 2 million people living in Las Vegas, the dense population of Downtown may not seem revolutionary. However, the pivotal resurgence of the residential market activity is capturing the attention of marquee businesses, investors, and those longing for vibrant city living.

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For downtown, there are 31 available listings in coveted high-rise properties. Pricing ranges from the high $200,000 to just under a million. Based on sheer availability alone, it’s clear there’s a market of people who want to play, work, and live in the same quarters. For this smart city in the making, we are seeing a new look on Las Vegas’ founding turf.

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With a residential revival here, the hope is to build a city that not only understands the restrictions of parking, transportation, entertainment, and work within proximity to each other, but to expound on the limitations and think ahead exploring innovative solutions. In an exclusive interview with Las Vegas’ Deputy Director, Jason Thompson, plans to build more residential developments seemed to be a point of excitement for downtown. He elaborated on a couple unique projects the city can expect to see in the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2020. Both projects in Symphony Park will be Humphrey Style wrap buildings where a parking structure is built and contained within the residential units. The developments are headed by two groups

called Sutherland and Aspen Heights who are amongst the many investors who have identified Downtown Las Vegas as a burgeoning place to work, play and live. “We’ve seen proof of concept on some of the rental product and as market demands For Sale product, you’ll see more people want to invest and purchase”, says Thompson. With the limited available units one can look to invest or live in downtown, the demand is clearly speaking for itself. and we eagerly await the next incredible chapter. Catch it here in High Rise Life!

ABOUT IRIS TSUI Iris Tsui is a Las Vegas Realtor, writer, and an unintimidating salsa dancer. Iris works at GK Properties in Las Vegas. Email her at iris.tsui@highriselife.com Follow Iris on Instagram @iristsuirealty and Facebook at www.facebook.com/iristsuirealty

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

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

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

TURNBERRY PLACE 2747 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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

TURNBERRY TOWERS 222 Karen Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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

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

THE MARTIN 4471 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103

VDARA 2600 W Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89158

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

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

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

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

NEWPORT LOFTS 200 Hoover Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

PLATINUM 211 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

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

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

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

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

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

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

AQUA 388 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

INTERNATIONAL TOWER 700 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

QUEENS SURF 1750 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

THE 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

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

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

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

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

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

WESTVIEW TOWERS 1155 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035

BUNKER HILL TOWER 800 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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



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

THE GRANDE 1199 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

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

RENAISSANCE 645 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101


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

PARK PLACE 700 West Harbor Drive, 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

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

BAYCREST TOWERS 201 Harrison 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

BLANC CONDOS 1080 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109


690 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

THE HARRISON 401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


2006 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

BRIDGEVIEW 400 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

ROCKWELL CONDOS 1688 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

THE HAYES 55 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

69 CLEMENTINA 69 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

LUMINA CONDOS 201 Folsom, San Francisco, CA 94105

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

THE SUMMIT 999 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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


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

THE WATERMARK 501 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

San Jose

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


WASHINGTON TOWER 611 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

360 RESIDENCES 360 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

MONTEBELLO CONDOS 20488 Stevens Creek, Cupertino, CA 95014

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

PLANT 51 88 Bush St. San Jose, CA 95126


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