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Lending Solutions from Your Expert High-Rise Lender

Featured Editorial by Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-chief Photo by Ella Gagiano Studios

home | Interior Design 12 D-ZYN CORNER by Carol Townsend

STYLE | TRENDS 18 Power Trio : Hublot X Wild Customs X Laurent Picciotto

22 Somiar Threads : The Expression of a Labor of Love Crafted by Hand

REAL ESTATE 24 NEMA By Crescent Heights

Officially Opens Its Doors in Chicago

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30 500 Folsom Begins Leasing Luxury Residences in San Francisco's Fast-Growing 'East Cut' Neighborhood 32 Realm Group Acquires Second High-Rise Multifamily Development Site in Downtown Los Angeles www.HighRiseLife.com

24 REAL ESTATE | High-Rise 34 The Jewel of Downtown Calgary Le Germain | Penthouse 2002

REAL ESTATE | MARKET TRENDS 36 Luxury Home Prices Up 1% Amid Falling Sales and Surging Supply

BUSINESS | DEVELOPMENT 38 Bleutech Park: The First Digital Infrastructure City of Its Kind in The World, Selects Las Vegas As Inaugural Site to Break Ground With $7.5 Billion Project

40 The Superstar Paradox: 5 Reasons Overachievers Miss the Mark By Merilee Kern AUTOMOBILE | RIDE 44 Karma Automotive SC1

Vision Concept Debuts at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD 46 Serea Opens Its Doors at The Iconic Hotel Del Coronado

49 Marbled Cherry Cheesecake 50 Seabourn Unveils: Dining

Experiences, Design Of "The Restaurant" On New Ultra-Luxury Purpose-Built Expedition Ships

TRAVEL | LEISURE 52 The Luxury Collection Debuts Its First Resort in Çesme, Turkey

54 The Return of a Legend Raffles Singapore Officially Reopens ART | CULTURE 58 Frist Art Museum Presents Groundbreaking Exhibition



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Dear readers, Welcome to our Real Estate issue. In recent years we have worked hard to improve our coverage of major trends shaping the luxury real estate market. Whether it's the next twist in mixed-use development or the ultra-luxe new high-rise on the market. Turn to our cover story on page 26, as we get the latest in high-rise lending from the industry expert Derek Parent with The Parent Team of CrossCountry, Inc. or turn to our market trends as we cover the major trends in the industry, we like to bring you the smart “tell� on the story first. Enjoy this issue as we transition into fall. Cheers!

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

Stage This Interior Design Fall in Love with Color! Every season is a great season for showing off your beautiful home. I think this is so very true in our desert, where I live. Now that we are getting past the high 100’s in temperature, we can take a step back, take a breath in, and marvel at the late summer sunrise and sunsets our city has to offer. You might ask how interior design effects your health and well-being. I’m glad you asked. The right Color can change your disposition from grouchy to sunny, angry to sweet, depressed to on top of the world.


Color has always been an essential stepping-stone in my evaluations for taking on a new client. I once refurbished a 600-room hotel in Northern California where the line-on-premise manager was a manic depressant. A real ball of joy to work with. I was interviewing the owner of the property and this person, and he kept eyeing me like I was his worst enemy. I had begun the premise of the remodel by identifying a key factor in which they had very few professionals rent from them more than once. The customers I had spoken to repeated a main


theme. The rooms were dark (chocolate brown, orange and black) as the main color scheme and the carpets although professionally cleaned on a monthly basis were brown shag. You can already see where this is going, right? Anyway, when I spoke to the two men at the initial interview they both looked at me and said, “Color! We have color. Orange is on the color wheel as is brown. Harsh reality is that most men in the world think brown, beige, and orange are the only colors on the color wheel. Having been a hands-on designer, since I was seven, I love color. So, what is a healthy color? Believe it or not, it depends on your personality. Remember when I spoke about color choices in a previous article? If you are a cool color person, brown orange and beige would never be in your color palette. Cool blue, cool green, cool lavender, these choices as your 90% color would make you feel like all was right in your world. Adding in the splash of color with accessories adds the zing to the palette. If you are a warm color person you would have your eye on warmer whites, warmer browns, warmer reds…getting my drift here? As a warm color person myself, I add touches of metallic golds and coppers to my décor. I can sit for hours in a room that is based on my colors zone and never turn on a TV. Don’t be fooled by the design magazines. They will tell you that this season’s colors are X, Y, and Z. But look them from a healthy mind perspective. Would you go crazy in September 2019

a room painted in the colors they are suggesting? Would you get a headache after sitting there for an hour? Your mind and body can easily react to the color surrounding you. I had a customer one time who had every wrong color in her house, opposing her natural color balance. She hated inviting anyone over because she hated her house, but she didn’t know why. When we did her color analysis, she changed her whole decorating schematic (it’s only paint people) and she found her joy! You bought your home because you fell in love with the city views. Get excited by having your friends over for a late summer’s eve meal in a dining room that revolves around YOUR season’s color palette. Change is in the air. Capture it with love, food and friends. You will find lots of colorful accessories just around the corner, at any of your favorite shops. Indulge in decorating for the fun of celebrating. So, let’s grab this late summer by the colorful paints, fabrics and accessories offered in our local stores, and let’s get living! Carol Townsend A.S.I.D. carolstownsend@gmail.com Don’t miss my latest books on Kindle and Amazon! Glitz Glamour and Murder and the sequel Follow the Money under Carol Daems Townsend








ild Customs. Hublot. Rock, guitars and watches – fused together by Laurent Picciotto. Their joint creation: The Classic Fusion Wild Customs. A watch that uses iconography to tell the story of rock'n'roll, and symbolises the revolution the independent guitar maker is about to unleash on the music world with the Gyrock – an innovative mechanism designed by Laurent Picciotto. In aged titanium or bronze, the Classic Fusion Wild Customs is the very embodiment of chutzpah and innovation. A love affair between watchmaking and music. “Everybody knows Laurent and his passion for exquisite machines – watches, electric guitars, motorbikes... Ardent, original, innovative and surprising, he is a key player in the watchmaking world. Often the first to see the magic in off-the-wall projects, he is unique and different. It was with him that we opened the world's first Hublot boutique at 271, Rue Saint- Honoré 75001, Paris. By coincidence, Wild Customs and Hublot Saint-Honoré, of which he is the owner, both came into being in 2008. So, when we were designing a watch for Hublot Paris Saint-Honoré, we were immediately taken with his idea to create a watch as Wild as his guitars.” - Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of HUBLOT “Hublot and Wild Customs – two adventures I have been following since they began, and that share the same depth of passion and rock'n'roll attitude. Their passions run parallel in many ways: expertise, mechanical brilliance, emotion and fearless innovation, time and time again.” - Laurent Picciotto, Founder of Chronopassion and Boutique Hublot Paris Saint-Honoré, Owner of Wild Customs As the world's first Hublot boutique opened at 271, Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, the City of Light was awakening to the sound of Wild Customs electric guitars – instruments conceived at the place where the boldest expressions of craftsmanship, jewellery making and industrial design come together. The point of fusion of these two worlds is Laurent Picciotto, a passionate, adventurous collector and lover of fine watches and electric guitars. His pioneering spirit awakened an affinity with Hublot from the moment the Big Bang was conceived, and also propelled him into the Wild Customs adventure, where his goal is to revolutionize the electric guitar industry. Together, they have created the Classic Fusion Wild Customs, a watch that showcases the distinctive design and creative force that drives them. A wild, rock'n'roll spirit that inspires them to innovate ever further by designing brand new materials and revolutionary mechanisms. The Swiss watch brand has obtained several patents for its products: scratch-resistant Magic Gold, colored ceramics and sapphire crystals and its Unico, Meca-10 and Tourbillon manufacture movements. Wild Customs will unveil the Gyrock, its patented mechanism designed to revolutionize the use of pickups on an electric guitar, in Nashville this July. Rock'n'roll, Innovation and the Avant Garde The body of its 45-mm case is cut from blackened bronze or aged titanium in tribute to the "relic" technique employed by luthiers. Engraved on the bezel, stylized skulls – a classic emblem of rock music – alternate with an Art Deco pattern that adorns the watch from case to dial. An homage to the avant-garde spirit and the industrialization of the early twentieth century, inspired by the famous Empire State Building and its magnificent hall. Exuding the energy of rock music, the lightning seconds hand in surf green celebrates the pioneering spirit of the 1950s and 1960s – the golden age of the electric guitar – and its unrivalled creativity. The watch is driven by a self-winding mechanical movement. Featuring a strap in brown vintage leather or black leather stitched onto rubber, the Classic Fusion Wild Customs is available in a limited edition of 2x100 numbered pieces, accompanied by a plectrum in blackened bronze and aged titanium and an exclusive presentation case inspired by the two brands. The Classic Fusion Wild Customs is available exclusively from the Hublot Boutique at 271 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris until the end of July, and from other partner boutiques from August. For more information, please visit www.Hublot.com. September 2019



The Expression of a Labor of Love Crafted by Hand

Somiar Threads Photos Courtesy of Somiar Threads Written by Jennifer Gonzales



omiar Threads are becoming highly favored in the shoe industry. Handmade and produced with the best fabrics and leather, Somiar delivers quality and offers multiple styles that best fits any occasion. Each shoe is uniquely designed not only to look your best, but to also make sure that you feel your best. “Somiar” means “To Dream” and that’s how it all got started, with a dream and a determination for success. Now, Somiar is known world-wide and can be spotted from those who’ve walked the red carpet such as Mario, DJ Nasty and David Correy.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got involved in the shoe industry? Somiar is owned by three founders, and growing up in urban Philadelphia, sneakers and fashion brands were always a “thing.” For our parents purchasing these sneakers was not easy because of the price tag and when we did get them, we had to take care of them and would only get one pair. Once, we were older and able to purchase these sneakers on our own, we splurged on buying sneakers and high-end brands, but quickly noticed that often time we purchased these expensive brands and the quality was flawed and had a quick turnover. With that being said, we decided to start designing our own shoes and boots. The three of us had a similar up-bringing, but different tastes and Somiar embraces that, having such versatile styles.

Q: What’s trending for the Fall season? Somiar boots will be trending for the 2019 Fall season! On a serious note, the Fall Fashion season is calling for all gaudy, high couture Chelsea-style boots, for a dressier look. The traditional Chelsea style is made up of suede and not too intricate of detail, but now people want complex details, like multi-chained and belted looks. As for casual ensembles, we have seen a high demand for hiker and combat styles, with ridged soles and rugged details. We have some things in the works and are looking forward to expanding our colors and patterns this Fall/Winter season.

Q: Can you tell us about your company Somiar Threads?

Q: What are the top 3 popular designs for the season?

“Somiar” means, “to dream” in Catalan, which is a dialect spoken in Spain and our shoes came to life with just a dream, in Spain. Spain is the home of some of the best and longest generation of hand engineers of leather goods, especially shoe cobblers. Because Spain has the finest leather treatment in the world, it was what we valued most, the quality in their work and their leather. We visited the family business, as it was important to us that our shoes were not being manufactured in a “sweatshop.” Once we met them, their 20-year, family-owned history of cobblers, and the way they welcomed us, it became the beginning of an amazing partnership.

For us, The Legend and The Valdez are a crowd favorite. We restock and they go quickly. The Winged Valdez also has been popular with our celebrity clients, so we barely have them on-hand. We love getting feedback and ideas from our client base or as we call them, our Somiar Family, and want to deliver. They are constantly demanding The Legend and The Valdez and have even requested them in different colors.

Q: What makes Somiar Threads unique? Somiar is unique in many ways. First, we are not just a mass-producing, high-cost shoe brand, with annual markup. We are a family-owned, family-driven company. Secondly, we create shoes for quality. We understand that the average person works hard for their money and deserves style and quality. Most shoes are just glued on and their resistance to movement, like walking, is minimal and faulty, causing the soles to wear or detach and you find yourself purchasing another pair of shoes. Somiar is composed of the finest leather and Blake-stitched, stacked outer soles with rubber taps that allows you to re-sole your shoe, making them timeless, yet providing traction and safety. Furthermore, because of the quality of the leather, they shape to the owner. Everything from crafting and inspecting the shoes to packaging and shipping the shoes has a personal touch and we pride ourselves on that. Q: What do you enjoy most about what you do? Knowing three men from Philadelphia can partake in something so big, like the fashion industry, keeps us going, but staying with the fashion trends and designs is fun and really drives us. There are so many styles for fashion, especially now for men, so the three of us having different tastes, are attracted to different things. The creation of these styles allows us to fuse and blend our ideas to handcraft and produce unique looks. Also, our travels to Spain to see our handcrafters is meaningful and motivating. September 2019

Q: What are some of Somiar Threads greatest accomplishments? One of our greatest accomplishments has been to work with so many celebrities. Especially, celebrities that we listened to on the radio when we were younger, that we would’ve never thought we’d meet, let alone wear something that we created. We still get excited to work with new celebs and see how they style our shoes. Our greatest accomplishment of them all is coming from what we knew to being heard and having the opportunity to compete with brands that have been around for decades. We compare to compete, and we are honored to do so. Q: Any helpful tips on shoe care that you can share with us? Our top tips for any shoes are the use of shoehorns and shoe trees. Shoehorns help with preserving the back of your shoe and easily placing them on your foot without too much impact to your foot or the shoe itself. Also, shoe trees are not just for shaping shoes, cedar shoe trees help to keep the interior of your shoe fresh and free of sweat. Therefore, shoe trees restore shape, scent, and preserve the longevity of your boots and shoes. Our shoes collection come with shoe care tips, shoehorns and shoe trees, as we want you to truly care and maintain your shoes. Q: Anything exciting launching soon or that you would like to share with us? Yes, we have a lot of new, never seen styles and are excited to release them. So sign-up, reach out and stay tuned.

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NEMA By Crescent Heights Officially Opens Its Doors in Chicago The city's tallest rental residence welcomes its first residents NEMA Chicago – the latest addition to Crescent Heights' NEMA family of luxury rental residences – welcomes its first residents and officially brings its unparalleled lifestyle offering to the city. Since opening its leasing showroom in January 2019, NEMA has surpassed projections with its unprecedented pre-leasing success. Located at the Grant Park corner of Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road, NEMA Chicago's 800 luxury rental residences include access to a 70,000-square-foot collection of bespoke amenities, tech-powered service, and some of Chicago's most impressive lake, park, and skyline views. Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, NEMA's sleek exterior pays homage to the city's grid structure, drawing inspiration from the Willis Tower and highlighting the building's "Made in Chicago" motif.


"With the NEMA brand, we've redefined luxury rental living and are thrilled that the time has come to welcome NEMA Chicago residents’ home," said Bruce A. Menin, Managing Principal at Crescent Heights. "From breathtaking views and extensive amenities to locally inspired interiors by Rockwell Group, everything about NEMA Chicago is thoughtfully crafted for this city. The local community craves this attention to detail and appreciates a premium product, and the response has been reflective of that based on our pre-leasing success." From entertaining to wellness, the collection of amenities offered at NEMA sets it apart from other top rental options in Chicago. With a strong focus on the city that inspired it, NEMA offers an elevated, modern home for Chicagoans. Key highlights include:


• Amenities – With a professionally appointed fitness center; yoga, Pilates, and spin studios; squash and basketball courts; a boxing ring; a golf simulator and more, NEMA Chicago is a one-stop-shop for all fitness or wellness interests. Catering to a variety of lifestyles and curated for residents' ultimate convenience, NEMA also comes complete with an in-house sports bar The Station; multiple lounges and terraces; indoor and outdoor pools; a Chef's kitchen; a CoWork space, and a Kids Club. • Technology – An array of leading-edge tech attributes establishes NEMA as Chicago's smartest residence. Select features include Chicago's first full-building, managed, gigabit-capable internet connection; building-wide private mesh network, capable of streaming 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) content; smart elevators; a custom resident app; and smart-home-ready residences. • Views – As Chicago's tallest rental residence, NEMA gets the benefit of incredible views of Lake Michigan, Grant Park, and Chicago's iconic skyline. • Service – 24-hour concierge and maintenance staff to tech concierge and fitness instructors, the NEMA team is all about service with a genuine smile and time-saving resources. Partnerships with leading specialists further expand service options to include housekeeping, salon and spa services, dog walking, and personal training, just to name a few. September 2019

• Art – NEMA Chicago hosts a curated collection of multi-media pieces by local and renowned artists including Tom Burr, Michel François, and Philippe Decrauzat, among others. • Sustainability – Designed to meet the demanding LEED certification standards, NEMA is built and operated with a list of sustainable strategies, including the use of recycled materials, energy-saving appliances, low-energy LED light fixtures, and a Green Cleaning Policy to reduce the use of potentially hazardous chemical, biological, and particulate contaminants. All NEMA buildings are unified by commitment to the established quality standards, and no two NEMAs are alike. The brand's tagline "Home Made Better" hints at its core values: NEMA is community-minded, locally inspired, and at your service. Always designed with local inspiration and sustainability in mind, each NEMA building boasts a thoughtfully curated calendar of resident events that range from ski trips and speed networking to philanthropic endeavors—fostering a stronger community inside and out. Architecture, interior design, and art at each NEMA are inspired by the city it calls home, which is apparent throughout NEMA Chicago. Personal, tech-powered service offers NEMA residents an assortment of lifestyle-enhancing comforts. More information on NEMA Chicago and details on leasing can be found by visiting www.rentnemachicago.com.


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Lending Solutions from Your Expert High-Rise Lender Written by Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-chief

The Parent Team is thrilled to have been acquired by CrossCountry Mortgage. Under Derek Parents leadership the latest acquisition has allowed The Parent Team to expand their mortgage products and programs nationwide. CrossCountry Mortgage is proud and honored to be included on the prestigious Inc. 5000 List. as a trusted resource for both their customers and referral partners. In our interview, Parent discusses everything from lending solutions, tips in purchasing and financing a home in 2019, getting approved for high-rise condominium, to why refinancing may be good option. Here is what the expert lender had to say.






Q: What do you love most about the lending process? This may sound cliché, but I honestly LOVE what I do. I am incredibly passionate about being a lender. Every day, I get to be a part of a huge milestone moment in people’s lives by making it possible for them to achieve the American dream of home ownership where they’ll create long lasting memories for years to come. I also really enjoy being innovative, taking on challenges and thinking outside of the box. Whether I’m working with a client who gets turned down the first time or filling an industry need like we did by bringing conventional financing for high-rises to the Las Vegas strip. Q: What are some lending solutions you offer at CrossCountry Mortgage? We pride ourselves on our niche products that meet the changing needs of today’s homebuyer. Of course, our expertise in condo financing will continue to set us apart from any lender in Las Vegas, but many of our clients today are choosing to create their dream homes exactly how they want them, so renovation and construction loans are increasingly in demand. We have a dedicated renovation department and our renovation loan programs include FHA 203(k) Limited, FHA 203(k) Standard, Fannie Mae Homestyle and VA renovation, each offering low down payment options and low out-of-pocket costs. On the construction side, we offer One Time Close (OTC) Conventional Construction to Permanent Financing for both the lot purchase and the home build itself. We offer a variety of terms that allow for the payment of interest only during construction, and we handle the entire process in-house to make everything less complicated for the customer. And because homebuyers prefer to close as quickly as possible, we offer our FastTrack Credit Approval program. Our customers appreciate the competitive edge we give them to buy the home they want before someone else does. With FastTrack, they are conditionally approved for a loan before they see their first house, underwriting is complete before they pick a house, and we clear all credit conditions before they sign a purchase agreement. It all results in getting them to the closing table in as few as 10 days after they sign the agreement. Who does that? We do. Q: Do you think it is a good time to refinance with current interest rates? Right now, is a GREAT time to refinance with rates being low. Refinancing is a great way to save money, consolidate debt as well as make upgrades to your home to increase value. Q: How do your services differentiate from other lenders? Hands down, our knowledge and expertise wins every time. We specialize in fall out deals because so many realtors and buyers turn to us when other companies are unable to figure out how to get a loan done. If you’re a buyer or realtor, save yourself the time, energy and money from the start and come to us first! Also, lending has been my passion for 20 years and I’m committed to helping anyone who wants to become an owner achieve that goal. Our loans range between $70,000-$3 million. Many lenders won’t even touch a loan under $150,000. My team and I are here to make home ownership possible for everyone. Q: As an expert high-rise lender, what are some key things buyers should consider when shopping for a loan in today’s market? Specifically, with high-rise and mid-rise condos, I have over 175 condo projects approved for financing and the list grows every day. Other lenders in town will charge buyers for a condo questionnaire to get financing on the project approved which ranges between $300-$500. My clients will never pay for a condo questionnaire as I cover this fee every single time and it’s likely September 2019

already on my list. The danger with other lenders charging buyers for this is if a project is not financeable, the buyer loses out on that $300-$500 in addition to all other fees incurred for the transaction. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your Affinity Benefits Program and the value it brings to companies and their employees? Recruiting and retaining top talent is critical in today’s workforce and our Affinity Benefits Program is a partnership we created with businesses to offer all their employees a $2,198 home ownership benefit at NO COST to the company or employee. With unemployment at an all-time low, it’s essential for companies to provide added value and create a positive work environment. This program was designed to help companies boost their corporate culture and build loyalty by giving back to their employees for FREE. Additionally, we can qualify buyers with a job offer or transfer letter 60 days before they start day one on the job. It’s a phenomenal tool I look forward to supporting our business community with. Q: As a busy business professional and high-rise resident, what attracted you to buy a condominium? Well, it’s funny because as a young kid living in Rhode Island, I watched many boxing matches taking place on the Las Vegas strip. To now own a piece of the Las Vegas strip is a wild dream I never could have imagined! I literally live on Las Vegas Blvd. That’s crazy! At the end of the day, the lifestyle is the ultimate selling point. My building is extremely secure so it’s safe, I have the luxury of walking downstairs and dining at any 5-star restaurant of any kind of cuisine I wish, and the convenience factor can’t be beat. Q: Any exciting news you would like to share with us? I’m extremely focused and committed to supporting the rapid growth and giving back to our great city through home ownership so I’ve recently joined the Las Vegas HEALS Board of Directors to help elevate healthcare in southern Nevada as well as the President’s Club of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. Lastly, I’m excited to serve on the Leadership Committee for the 2020 Scale the Strat where we’ll fight for air climb all the way up the Stratosphere tower! Please join us February 23rd! It’s a blast!

Derek J. Parent-Branch Manager, NMLS# 182283

For more information about Derek J. Parent and The Parent Team at CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. please email derek. parent@myccmortgage.com or call 702 331-8185.



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500 Folsom Begins Leasing Luxury Residences in San Francisco's Fast-Growing 'East Cut' Neighborhood Architecturally distinctive building includes 32 penthouse apartments with floor-to-ceiling views of downtown and the Bay; Private tours of the new 42-story luxury skyscraper are now underway San Francisco skyline watchers will have a chance to lease in the city's newest architectural eye candy. Named for its prime downtown address, 500 Folsom announced it has begun pre-leasing. The 42-story tower has 537 residences, including 32 penthouses spanning the top four floors and 109 below-market-rate apartments. Leasing rates will begin at $3,500 per month for residences that range from 480 sq. ft. to 1,366 sq. ft. 500 Folsom defines high-end vertical living in San Francisco. The impressive structure, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Fougeron Architecture, rises boldly in the city's burgeoning 'East Cut' neighborhood. Residents of the 440 ft. tower's upper floors have unobstructed city views and glimpses of the Bay Bridge, Oracle Park and the new Chase Center. The building has breezy, light-filled apartments with high-end finishes and appliances, as well as the social and wellness amenities downtown


city dwellers expect. Amenities include an expansive club room and two outdoor terraces. The building's sprawling ninth floor offers residents a hot tub, BBQ areas, two sun decks with stunning views and a fire table, a Fit Club fitness center and community garden. 500 Folsom's other fitness amenities include the HIIT Zone, a high intensity training room featuring PelotonÂŽ bikes and TRX rack system and a Flex & Flow yoga studio with ballet barre. The building is also equipped with a dog-washing station and six levels of underground parking. 500 Folsom's architectural prowess, stylish finishes, spacious rooms and curated amenities put it on par with any of San Francisco's elite downtown residences. Offering an attractive live-work-play lifestyle starting at $3,500 a month, 500 Folsom's more attainable price point is sure to attract the Bay Area's newest tech transplants. www.HighRiseLife.com

High-end details 500 Folsom offers residents a truly upscale living experience. Residences include high-end kitchen appliances by GE, Caesarstone countertops and full-size washers and dryers. Green living in an urban jungle 500 Folsom is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification standards. The building features natural ventilation through operable windows, exterior shading, high-performance glass and an energy-efficient hydronic heat pump system at each residence. The structure is equipped with low-flow fixtures and photovoltaics to pre-heat boilers, while a rainwater harvesting and greywater system collects, treats and recycles water for landscape irrigation. Additionally, the building uses high-recycled content and other materials that meet strict low-emissions and low-VOC standards. A location for living, working and playing Home to the city's new Transbay Transit Center, Salesforce Tower, Salesforce Park and many of the biggest names in tech, 500 Folsom's neighborhood – The East Cut – is where it's all happening downtown. Residents of this bustling hub are near San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Ferry Building and sought-after restaurants and shops along the Embarcadero. Global tech companies such as Facebook, Google, Salesforce and Slack also call the East Cut home. The East Cut boasts a Walk Score of 96, with ample public art, abundant Bay views, highly accessible transit and extensive dining options. Achieving winning design 500 Folsom residents will have the opportunity to live in an architecturally significant building designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the same firm responsible for the Transbay District's master plan and numerous landmark projects, including the International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport, Moscone Center's recent expansion and Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. The building's foundation consists of two midrise podium blocks, designed by Fougeron Architecture, that along with the tower form a gateway and paseo, linking Folsom Street to Clementina Street and the future location of Oscar Park. The entry space, with its broad opening and high ceiling, is described as an "urban living room". It invites residents and guests to occupy the space, which is bookended by retail. The tower's developer is Essex Property Trust, Inc. Apartment Home Features: • Full-size, in-residence washer and dryer • Beautifully designed studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and townhomes • Four floors (32 units) of premium penthouse-style apartments with upgraded appliances and finishes • Hardwood-style vinyl flooring • Glass-tile kitchen backsplash, with upgraded stone backsplash in penthouse units • Quartz countertops • Stainless steel appliances • Private balcony (select homes) • Studios ranging from 480–733 sq. ft. • One-bedroom residences ranging from 605–921 sq. ft. • Penthouse residences up to 1,366 sq. ft. Community Amenities: • Social Space, community room equipped for cooking, dining and entertaining • Sunset Terrace, for sunbathing, dining or enjoying the sunset • Bay Terrace, offering Bay or city views • Paw Spa, self-service pet grooming station • Fit Club, a comprehensive fitness center with weight and cardio machines • Flex & Flow yoga studio September 2019

• HIIT Zone, a high intensity training room featuring Peloton bikes • 24-hour concierge service • Package-receiving service with refrigerated storage for grocery deliveries • Pet-friendly • Underground gated parking garage • Bike storage • Targeting LEED Silver Certification • Ground-floor retail For more information, please visit www.live500folsom.com.



Realm Group Acquires Second High-Rise Multifamily Development Site in

Downtown Los Angeles Plans Construction of 36-story, 422-unit mixed-use high-rise multifamily building Photo Courtesy of The Bascom Group Realm Group, LLC a joint venture between Realm Real Estate, LLC of Newport Beach, California and The Bascom Group, LLC of Irvine, California, has closed on a 1.5-acre site located in Downtown Los Angeles at 675 South Bixel Street. Realm Group entitled the site for the development of a 36-story, 422-unitmixed-use high-rise multifamily building, to be built as one of the premier residential towers in Downtown Los Angeles. HFF's capital team, led by Charles Halladay, Jamie Kline, Nicholas Lench and Samuel Godfrey facilitated the land financing. Starwood Property Trust provided the debt financing for the land purchase. The international modern, concrete, steel and glass tower has a loft style design and will feature a rooftop sky lounge providing striking views of the city's skyline along with an expansive 40,000 sq. ft. amenity deck on the 5th floor with an inviting pool terrace, market leading amenities including a spacious dog park, making it one of the largest amenity decks in Downtown Los Angeles. The project is located within walking distance to a robust variety of employment, transportation, retail, restaurant/bar and grocery options. Grocery Outlet, Whole Foods, Target, Teragram Ballroom and Starbucks are a few of the notable nearby retailers. The well-located project boasts a Transit Score of 100 and a Walk Score of 95. Darrin Olson, principal of Realm Group, commented, "Bixel Tower represents an important component to Downtown Los Angeles' ongoing successful revitalization as the city is facing a severe housing shortage. The development will be a premier asset in Downtown Los Angeles with best in class amenities. The quality conveyed in Bixel Tower will appeal to a broad spectrum of renters." Todd Cadwell, Development Manager of Realm Group, adds, "We are excited to successfully obtain the city entitlements, close on the site and begin the next phase of development." Bixel Tower represents Realm Group's second high-rise development project in Downtown Los Angeles. Realm's original high-rise development project is in the Fashion District and is designated as an Opportunity Zone. The Fashion District Tower will consist of a 33-story, 452-unit mixed-use multifamily community. Realm Group entitled the project and subsequently For additional information, please visit www.bascomgroup.com.



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REAL ESTATE | Featured High-Rise


Downtown Calgary LE GERMAIN PENTHOUSE 2002

Inner-city luxury living awaits you in Le Germain Residences! The residences of Le Germain boast 36 exclusive and sinfully lavish homes. Residents include prominent Canadian CEOs, Calgary’s most well-respected surgeons and members of the Calgary Flames NHL hockey team, just to name a few. While there may be other high-rise living towers in Calgary, there are none who compare to Le Germain in terms of prestige, privacy and opulence. A Le Germain address tells those around you that you have arrived. Located in the heart of the city, only steps to the shops, eateries and entertainment of Stephen Avenue, a few minutes’ walk to the Saddle Dome and Stampede Grounds and easy access to the mountains for year-round fun — luxury and location combine at Le Germain. With over 2600 sq. ft of living space, Penthouse 2002 is a luxury two-story penthouse in show home condition. Floor to ceiling windows offer unobstructed views of the Calgary Tower, downtown Calgary and the Rocky Mountains. The Penthouse offers two bedrooms plus a flex room that could be used as a den or additional


bedroom. A polished contemporary design, extensive upgrades and mill work can be found throughout. A grand foyer leads to chef’s kitchen with custom cabinets and marble countertops on a huge center island, ideal for entertaining. Elite S/s Miele appliances, including a gas stove, built in cappuccino maker and wine fridge open to large dining area and huge two-story Cathedral ceiling great room with full length windows throughout. Custom made Canadian hardwood flooring is found throughout main floor. A grand staircase leads to an impressive master retreat that boasts three large walk-in closets and a five-piece master bath with marble vanities, Kohler fixtures, a glass surround shower and soaker tub perfect for relaxing after a long day. A spectacular loft area with glass panel railings overlooks the great room, provides breathtaking views of downtown Calgary and the mountains — a perfect perch for reading in the afternoon sun. Completing the second floor is a second bedroom, a unique bedroom/flex room with a Murphy Bed and built in storage along with an updated three-piece bath. www.HighRiseLife.com

A 940 sq. ft terrace overlooking Stephen Avenue provides the ultimate outdoor entertaining space. This amazing complex offers hotel-amenities, concierge service, fitness center, spa, room service, valet parking, turn down service and so much more! Included with the unit are two secure underground parking spaces and two storage lockers. Don’t miss out on the finest that inner-city living has to offer! Call to arrange an exclusive appointment to experience this condo today. Le Germain Penthouse #2002 509 20 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0E8 3 bed | 3 Bath | 2600 sq.ft. $1,995,000.00 USD Reese Dossa reese@rdlvhomes.com 702.465.0754 S.0180731 **Inclusion that there is a local surgeon who would take on an immediate lease for a negotiated 1-3-year term.

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Luxury Home Prices Up 1% Amid Falling Sales and Surging Supply The average sale price for luxury homes nationwide increased 1 percent year over year to $1.64 million in the second quarter of 2019, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This marks a modest return to the trend of rising luxury home prices, which was interrupted by a 1.7 percent decline in the first quarter of this year.

luxury inventory and the biggest increase in two years. Supply of homes priced under $1.5 million increased just 2.1 percent annually.

For this analysis, Redfin tracked home sales in more than 1,000 cities across the U.S. (not including New York City) and defined a home as luxury if it's among the 5 percent most expensive homes sold in the quarter. In the other 95 percent of the market, home prices increased 3.2 percent year over year to an average of $322,000 in the first quarter, a continuation of seven straight years of increases.

"Luxury home sales have been relatively soft since early 2018 when the tax code overhaul made it so that people with big mortgages and those living in high-tax states and counties couldn't deduct as much from their annual tax bill," said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather. "But wealthy Americans who would otherwise be considering a multi-million-dollar home purchase may now be a bit spooked that the economic expansion they've been enjoying for the past decade could soon be nearing its end."

Sales of homes priced at or above $1.5 million declined 4.6 percent year over year last quarter. That's the third consecutive quarter of dropping sales in the category, though the decline was much smaller than the 13.8 percent dip last quarter. Sales of homes priced under $1.5 million dropped 6.7 percent year over year. Supply of homes priced at or above $1.5 million increased 18.7 percent in the second quarter, the fifth straight quarter of rising


The minor gain in prices, along with dipping sales and a significant increase in supply, suggests that demand for luxury homes is tepid, especially compared to the past few years.

"Business owners and people with large investments are paying close attention to the escalating trade war and other uncertainties in global markets," Fairweather explained. "Despite the fact that the economy at home is continuing to grow, these and other signs that a recession could be looming are likely causing well-heeled homebuyers to feel extra cautious about www.HighRiseLife.com

a big purchase or investment. The Fed's rate cut is unlikely to have a big impact on the course of the economy and especially on the luxury housing market, where buyers are the least rate sensitive. As a result, I expect to see continued caution in the high-end market as the future of the economy becomes clearer to those whose wealth is most closely tied to it." Luxury homes are selling slightly faster than they were last year. The typical luxury home that sold in the second quarter went under contract in 68 days, down slightly from 71 days a year before. That's the fastest luxury homes have sold in at least a decade. The typical non-luxury home that sold during the same time period went under contract seven days faster than a year earlier, in 56 days. Just 1.3 percent of homes priced in the top 5 percent sold above list price in the second quarter, down from 1.6 percent a year earlier. That's a much smaller share of homes sold above list price than the other 95 percent of homes; among those, 23.4 percent sold above list price in the second quarter.

Biggest price gains Two Las Vegas suburbs are among the cities with the biggest increases in luxury home prices in the second quarter. In Paradise, Nevada, where home prices in the top 5 percent of homes increased 46.8 percent year over year, more than any other city, the average luxury home sold for $1,079,000. In Henderson, Nevada, seventh on this quarter's list, the average luxury home sold for $1,223,000, up 16.4 percent from the year before. September 2019

Cities in Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg and Tampa, also experienced some of the biggest increases in luxury home prices. Though it's typical for Florida cities to be among the regions with the biggest increases in the category, this is the first time since the third quarter of 2017 a Florida city hasn't topped the list.

Biggest price declines Seattle, Washington, D.C., Honolulu and San Jose—some of the most expensive real estate markets in the U.S.—are among the cities where luxury home prices have dropped the most. In Seattle, home prices for the top 5 percent of the market declined 14.4 percent to roughly $2.2 million in the second quarter, and in San Jose prices in the same category dipped 8.2 percent to $2.37 million. "Part of the reason prices for luxury homes in Seattle are dropping this year is because it experienced a bigger market boom in all price ranges (especially the high-end market) in the last six years than most other cities, with Amazon and other tech firms bringing folks into the area quickly with high salaries. A bigger rise tends to lead to a bigger fall, and luxury is usually one of the first markets to feel the crunch," said local Redfin agent Tamar Baber. "Now that the market has cooled down a bit, high-end buyers are scrutinizing their home purchases very carefully. Some of them feel the country could be headed toward a recession and aren't willing to spend $2 million, $3 million or $4 million on a home right now unless it meets their exact specifications. Luxury sellers are slowly adjusting their pricing accordingly." For more information, please visit www.redfin.com.



Bleutech Park

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The First Digital Infrastructure City of Its Kind in The World, Selects Las Vegas As Inaugural Site to Break Ground With $7.5 Billion Project Bleutech Park Las Vegas will break ground in the Las Vegas Valley in December of this year as the first city in the world to boast a digital revolution in motion, redefining the infrastructure industry sector. The net-zero buildings within their own insular mini-city will feature automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies from solar/wind/water/kinetic, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, supertrees, and self-healing concrete structures. Bleutech Park Las Vegas is sponsored by Bleutech Park Properties, Inc., a Real-Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that is supported by


leading institutional investors and private equity investments. This project will cost over $7.5 billion upon completion in six years. Bleutech Park will redefine the mixed-use environment featuring workforce housing, offices, retail space, ultra-luxury residential, hotel and entertainment while showcasing energy generation and storage, waste-heat recovery, water purification, on-site waste treatment and localized air cleaning, introducing a new high-tech biome to the desert valley. Some of Bleutech's strategic partners include construction contractor Martin-Harris Construction and technology leader Cisco. This project will bring life to new technologies and alter the future of construction design. Smart


convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities in a project like this challenges the way we define both of those solutions. It opens our thinking to what is truly possible and reveals just how expansive the connected community’s concept really is." Finally, photovoltaic glass will be standard in all structures, turning entire building exteriors into single solar panels, committed to zero-carbon emissions and harvesting solar energy for use and providing 100 percent grid-independence. Aerial construction will be utilized in the creation of Bleutech Park Las Vegas, and unmanned aerial systems will aid in hard-to-reach or unsafe places during construction. "Bleutech believes in the rise of digitization and robotics in construction as this will increase productivity and efficiency," said Bleutech Park Properties, Inc., CTIO, Bertrand Dano. He continued, "Wearable technology will increase workplace safety, particularly in heavy lifting and repetition. We believe in the future of robotics and their ability to improve jobsite safety and employee's health." In summary, these new technologies could create close to a Super-Workforce of the future. Robotics will be an essential part of the technology ecosystem providing 365/24/7 security using biometrics and other state-of-the-art technologies, adding an unsurpassed level of security in real-time, to both residents and visitors. Bleutech is committed to the creation of jobs and raising job quality. Job creation is anticipated to exceed 25,000 jobs and provide on-the-job training programs with the latest technology to train the construction workforce of the future. Significant efforts to bring "Made in the USA" manufacturing jobs to Las Vegas for the Bleutech Park project, will contribute to the total number of local jobs in the Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas Laborers Union Local 872 Business Manager & Secretary Treasurer, Tommy White said, "Laborers Local 872 is honored to join with Bleutech in building this state-of-the-art development. This is going to be a project unlike any other and it is great to see Las Vegas step to the forefront. With cutting-edge technology, innovative training methods and exceptional specialty construction materials, we look forward to providing Bleutech with the skilled workforce required to achieve the excellence only this project will deliver."

buildings equipped with new, self-healing, energy-generating, and breathable materials will move Las Vegas forward in ways never contemplated or experienced in one place. With the use of unmanned aerial systems and AI, the construction site will become a living, breathing blueprint. Integration will become seamless with technology, more efficient, effective and safer. Guy Martin, president of Martin-Harris Construction said, "We are excited to once again help redefine construction methods here in Las Vegas." Flooring systems within Bleutech Park Las Vegas will capture and reuse the energy of human movement throughout the park including common areas and parking structures. Resources for heating, cooling, lighting and electricity will be harvested on-site. Bleutech Park buildings will be connected to a broader highly sustainable network of super trees allowing a 95 percent reduction in imported water consumption and an opportunity for improved biodiversity. Interface points amongst all technologies will be used throughout Bleutech Park, working in unison with our strategic partners, we are able to spring forth the IoT with cutting capabilities and applications. "We look forward to playing an integral role in this ground-breaking initiative, which will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to its guests and visitors. It will push the envelope of innovation and bring together technology solutions that once seemed like pure science fiction," said Mike Grigsby, with Cisco's Smart+Connected Communities group. "The

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Las Vegas developer, Khusrow Roohani, has been a driving force in bringing this connected infrastructure to Las Vegas, "I'm honored to finally see this project come to life here in Las Vegas, as the first of its kind in the world. This city is the perfect place to unveil these amazing technologies; Las Vegas will never be the same." Bleutech also aims at tackling issues such as affordable housing through the development of "Workforce Housing." This unique approach intends to serve the housing needs of people employed in jobs that the general population relies upon to make the community economically viable, such as nurses, police officers, teachers, firemen, and multiple others within a description of service to their communities. Workforce Housing is the cornerstone of Bleutech Park's vision and commitment to support a diverse workforce and ensure Las Vegas' economic, cultural, and health benefits accrue to people of all income levels. It will be designed architecturally with the latest technology, providing grid-independency to its residents, high-tech security and autonomous transportation. Local architect of record, Melvin Green, principal at KME Architects said, "Our goal is to provide creative, attractive and functional workforce housing that will meet the needs of the Las Vegas community as a whole, by providing a harmonious ecosystem that promotes less traffic congestion, more connectivity and greater interaction amongst the residents and their work environment; thereby improving the health of our community." To stay up-to-date with Bleutech Park Las Vegas, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @Bleutechparklv.





The Superstar Paradox: 5 Reasons Overachievers Miss the Mark How overachievers can stop sabotaging their own success—or level of satisfaction after attaining superstar status Written by Merilee Kern, MBA


n today’s fast-paced business climate where nothing is certain but rapid-fire change, masses in business and work life have surrendered themselves to “overachievement” in pursuit of career success. Not just ordinary success, but rather the kind that exceeds expectations courtesy of excessive “above and beyond” effort put forth. Some relent to a life of overachievement willingly and enthusiastically as they yearn to earn, while others grievously succumb to a multitude of pressures (both external and self-inflicted) and work themselves to extremes in order to achieve and maintain an enviable stature and lifestyle overall. While overachievement certainly has it’s tremendous share of virtues, having induced profound innovation, breakthroughs, productivity and abundance for individuals, organizations, industries and economies at large, there’s oft a dark side to this extreme approach to advancement. For some, yes, dreams come true, but throngs of others miss the mark despite best efforts. “This often happens because they’re aiming for achievements instead of at a deeper understanding of themselves and of what they want,” asserts Keren Eldad, a certified business coach and keynote speaker—trusted advisor to industry-leading executives, acclaimed entrepreneurs and premier organizations like Beyond Capital, Luxxotica, Van Cleef & Arpels, YPO, LVMH and IWC. “It’s a silent story shared by many who present a happy, accomplished and enviable image: one of putting on pretenses and internally writhing with angst and anxiety, of never having enough, of insecurity, doubt and dissatisfaction—a state I have coined the ‘Superstar Paradox,’” Eldad says. “The paradox is when pursuing the illusory things we think we want actually produces undesirable results like strain to keep up low self-worth and general unhappiness—and those consequences actually impede our ability to attain what we want. It can become an exhausting and hugely debilitating vicious circle.” According to Eldad, the Superstar Paradox is a tough condition to solve because there’s one major, difficult hurdle to get past: admitting there’s a problem. “This requires relinquishing our main armor: that we know everything; that we have things ‘figured out,’” she says. “The key lies in accepting that ‘we don’t know what we don’t know’ and developing the courage and means to swap illusory happiness for a bona fide pursuit of wisdom that can bring true fulfillment, power and possibility.” That’s easier said than done, of course, and as daunting and even enigmatic as it might seem, taking that proactive first step is critical. So, in the spirit of “starting somewhere,” Eldad offers the five foundational insights below to help ensure some of your overachievement behaviors or mindsets won’t actually be undermining your success—or your level of life satisfaction even after you’ve actually realized superstar status. September 2019

● Reframe your success story. Overachievers often believe that success only comes from power, money or status. Yes, those things are important benchmarks for career measurement, but being successful in life overall should be the true Holy Grail. So, if you are a C-suite executive, or aspire to be, but are riddled with anxiety, stress, pain and dissatisfaction–with relationships suffering in that wake–it’s evident that money and status isn’t proving as worthwhile as it can and should be. To initiate needed change, be brave enough to reframe your personal story, from cover to cover. Life isn’t meant to be one-dimensional or even work-centered, so actually sit down and map out what you would hope for each facet of your life to look like if it were a true success. Sure, start with career goals to get the juices flowing, as that might come most easily, but then do separate exercises for as many other areas of your life that you can break down. This can include marriage, children, extended family, friendships, professional networks, social media/networking, investments, travel, physical fitness, self-care/beauty, fashion and style, transportation, entertainment, hobbies and passions and so on. Life is abundant. You’ll soon see that life fulfillment means—and needs—so much more than what happens on the work front. It can be a means to an end, but there’s much in between. Once you start mapping it all out, you might come to the realization that you’ve been missing out on quite a lot in your quest for career glory. Reframe your success story with a more holistic approach—know what success “looks” like for each facet of your one and only life and commit (for real) to get there on all fronts. ● Classify and conquer your “fatal flaw.” One definition of a “fatal flaw” is that which causes an otherwise noble or exceptional individual to bring about their own downfall, which can be their own death—whether figuratively or literally. The idea that any particular fatal flaw is holding us back is a primary reason why so many overachievers become hooked on their actualized achievements and come to rely on fake confidence and aggrandizement versus operating from a place of vulnerability and authenticity. This in an effort to hide or cover up that flaw, whether consciously or unconsciously. Sometimes the phrase “character flaw” is synonymous, with this notion revealing a bit more that the flaw is about the person, themselves, and not really his or her circumstance. One report cites that, “Heroes have a fatal flaw which they wrestle with on a consistent basis. This may open them up for specific conflicts later,” again underscoring that this most sinister kind of flaw can not only hurt you now, but also well into the future. So, to achieve true superstar status fostering genuine, lasting happiness, it’s imperative to discern if you have a fatal flaw and, once identified, work wholeheartedly to resolve it—or learn how to effectively function at a high-level amid it (if that’s even possible). One piece of published research identified


“Ten Fatal Flaws That Derail Leaders” that included things like "don’t collaborate," "resist new ideas," and "accept their own mediocre performance" with one particularly eye-opening point of note: that the flaws identified “sound like obvious flaws that any leader would try to fix. But the ineffective leaders we studied were often unaware that they exhibited these behaviors. In fact, those who were rated most negatively rated themselves substantially more positively. Leaders should take a very hard look at themselves and ask for candid feedback on performance in these specific areas. Their jobs may depend on it.” ● Course-correct crippling self-constructs. A common obstacle to a "superstar" realizing genuine happiness is their own reliance on self-esteem, which is different from self-acceptance. Self-esteem is defined as “a positive or negative orientation toward oneself; an overall evaluation of one's worth or value” and, for overachievers, depends on external conditions being met (i.e., what they are achieving) and how they then "rank" against the others in their society. Self-acceptance, which is a critical factor in genuine happiness and authenticity, is founded on other key self-constructs like self-compassion—a person’s ability to forgive them self for essentially being human and, thus, imperfect. Overachievers and aptly accomplished superstars are susceptible to being heavily dependent upon the opinions of others, their corresponding status and their perceived stature versus understanding, and primarily relying on, self-acceptance. In many cases, this feeling of unworthiness is what coaches like me consider to be fatal flaws for the overachiever. It’s that “something” about themselves they feel makes them “less than.” That which they feel if others knew in full, it would cause those others to disrespect or outright reject them. Resolution here can be found when an overachiever consciously fights back against the urge and instinct to beat themselves up for not being exactly "done" or for other self-assessed shortcomings, and replace those notions with ideation promoting high self-esteem characteristics. According to reports, this can include “being open to criticism, acknowledging mistakes and being comfortable with giving and receiving compliments,” while also knowing what your values are and living life accordingly. Some or all of which may sound easy but given these insecurities have forged a well-honed path in an overachiever’s mind over time, it’ll take deliberate and sustained effort to course correct. But, once the mind starts to habitually recognize internal dialogue promoting low self-worth, combating it will become perfunctory. Truly happy superstars are steadfast with the practice of being kind to themselves; unequivocal in their belief that self-criticism is self-defeating. Statistics seem to confirm Eldad’s contention across departments, including entrepreneur mental health issues; divorce, suicide and anxiety rates; escalating workplace stress and dissatisfaction, anti-depressant use, narcissism disorder data in relation to anxiety and panic disorders ... the ominous list goes on. “It’s time to stop living life for achievements, money, accolades and the validation of other people,” Eldad urges. “It is my hope that those locked in patterns causing anxiety and misery–and a life devoid of meaning, purpose, self-love and happy relationships–seek and find a trusted way to question themselves and find out who


they really are and what their authentic path is, leading to genuine answers and clarity. First, you must admit and even embrace the notion that ‘you don’t know what you don’t know,’ which is to say that you have a few things left to learn, and then actively aspire to attain that knowledge and wisdom. In doing so, you may actualize profound happiness—the truest measure of success.”

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.



Karma Automotive SC1 Vision Concept Debuts at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - SC1 Vision Concept Makes North American Debut at Pebble Beach - Karma's full BEV Concept Previews Company's Future - Guests Offered First Chance to Drive New 2020 Revero GT

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Southern California-based luxury electric automaker and high-tech incubator Karma Automotive and North American debuted its SC1 Vision Concept car at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Featuring the best of tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies and design, the SC1 Vision Concept's next-generation technology, artful aesthetics, customized elements and a pure electric platform reveal bold statements about the direction of Karma's future product offerings in both technology and design. The SC1 Vision Concept features state-of-the-art technology with artful aesthetics, customized elements and a pure electric platform that reveal bold statements about the future of Karma Automotive. "The SC1 is a signpost to Karma's future," says Karma CEO Dr. Lance Zhou. "Designed and engineered in less than 12 months, SC1 is a full battery electric vehicle that explores the brand's striking design language and the innovative technology integration possible through our collaborative Open Platform strategy." The SC1 Vision Concept seamlessly integrates a new infotainment architecture with 5G connectivity and a humanized communication system with touch, voice, eye and graphical interfaces. Artificial Intelligence understands conventional language and commands, while a camera-based eye tracking system is capable of biometric identification, allowing for the multi-modal authentication of occupants. The eye-tracking system monitors a driver's irises, eyelids and gaze – should the driver become distracted or fatigued, AI safely takes control of the vehicle. With the help of eight radars, six Lidar sensors, and half dozen external cameras, the SC1 Vision Concept is readied for autonomous driving in the future, with cityscape and points of interest displayed in augmented reality. Both driver and passenger can immerse themselves in comfort with an all-new surround audio system with dedicated sound environments for both driver and passenger. Karma will soon offer audio capabilities like the SC1 Vision Concept's system through the company's guided customization program. "The SC1 Vision Concept draws its inspiration from Karma's pioneering spirit," says Andreas Thurner, Karma's VP of Global Design and Architecture. "The SC1 is thought-provoking it conjures a new definition of luxury and style with distinct Karma DNA." The SC1 Vision Concept features a one-off florescent orange paint scheme with flakes of violet mica capturing stunning sunset colors, juxtaposed by a darker palleted interior fading from black to deep indigo. A bold body design is reminiscent of an H-1 aircraft, with impressive length stretching from the car's front axle to windscreen. Striking patented articulating hinge doors open in a winged motion, gently rising and forward, rotating around front wheels. The SC1 Vision Concept's interior prioritizes simplicity and ease of use, eliminating excess to reveal a stratified design with a multi-dimensional in-cabin experience. The car's battery is housed in a center tunnel cascading down from dashboard into seats, before gliding upward to the deck lid. The SC1 Vision Concept was displayed on the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, August 18. During Monterey Car Week, Karma Automotive also showcased its new 2020 Revero GT alongside the Karma GT designed by Pininfarina at an exhibit on Peter Hay Hill. Guests also had the opportunity to drive the 2020 Revero GT themselves. Learn more about Karma Automotive at www.karmaautomotive.com.

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Serea Opens Its Doors at The Iconic

Hotel del Coronado Highly anticipated concept brings new dining experience to Coronado's burgeoning culinary scene



Photos Courtesy of Serẽa Menu highlights include an innovative selection of ingredients creatively prepared to complement their origins and the region: • Lobster croquettes with Italian sturgeon reserve caviar, roasted garlic aioli, chive • Del Pacifico shrimp al ajillo with squid, chorizo sofrito, hoja santa pesto, rustic sourdough • San Diego sea urchin with charred scallion relish, lime, olive oil • Glazed California black cod with crispy snap pea, pea vine, herb gnocchi, pea vine salsa • 26-oz. charcoal grilled angus t-bone with chickpea, beet, cabrales cheese and beet green mojo verde


erẽa, the new sea-to-table dining experience created by boutique hospitality powerhouse Andy Masi's Clique Hospitality for the Hotel del Coronado, is now open. The concept comes as part of the iconic hotel's reimagination, which includes a multi-phase renovation to preserve, revitalize and re-introduce various aspects of the property, slated for completion late 2021.

"We have been working on this concept with The Del for a long time," said Andy Masi, founder of Clique Hospitality."It was important to our team to create a concept that mirrored the future-looking vision of the hotel and honored its history; we also wanted to create a memorable experience for locals—something special that keeps guests and visitors to the hotel coming back time and time again."

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Serẽa's kitchen is helmed by Clique Hospitality Partner and Executive Chef JoJo Ruiz, and offers an expertly curated menu of sustainable seafood, meats and other signature selections with a Mediterranean flair. Ruiz, a San Diego native, has cultivated long-standing relationships with local and regional fishermen from Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, Catalina Offshore Products, Baja California's Pacifico Aquaculture, Los Angeles-based Superior Seafoods and other local and regional purveyors--all of which will be prominently displayed on the plate at Serẽa. Serẽa also offers various whole fish, freshly caught and sourced locally, sold by the pound at market price. Guests can choose their own catch from the restaurant's fresh fish display, to be expertly deboned tableside and prepared over an open fire and seasoned with olive oil, lemon and salt.


"Clique Hospitality is an amazing partner for this next phase of The Del," said Harold Rapoza Jr., general manager of Hotel del Coronado. "Their expertise in hospitality and creating memorable experiences pairs perfectly with our vision for this iconic property and it's our pleasure to introduce Serẽa as one of the hotel's newest additions, with more unprecedented leisure, culinary and business experiences to come as we continue through this exciting reimagination over the next three years." In addition to its impressive culinary offerings, Serẽa's beverage program is curated by seasoned spirits professional and Clique Hospitality Lead Mixologist Eric Hobbie. The menu boasts an impressive selection of beer, wine, sake and other spirits in addition to a specialty cocktail menu that honors the history of The Del and the nautical nature of Serẽa, including the ultra-luxe Fugu Del, made with Beluga platinum vodka, marcona almond orgeat, Meyer lemon, 2006 Dom Perignon Champagne and a caviar bump. Designed by celebrated interior design firm Studio Munge, Serẽa is a distinct Southern California oasis, offering a luxurious yet inviting atmosphere complemented by leather, worn wood and a soft color palette, with an interior that opens up to an expansive, two-tiered patio complete with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Serẽa is open daily at 4 p.m. and on Saturdays for lunch service beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, please visit www.sereasandiego.com.

"Clique Hospitality is an amazing partner for this next phase of The Del. Their expertise in hospitality and creating memorable experiences pairs perfectly with our vision for this iconic property and it's our pleasure to introduce Serẽa as one of the hotel's newest additions, with more unprecedented leisure, culinary and business experiences to come as we continue through this exciting reimagination over the next three years." -Harold Rapoza Jr., General Manager of Hotel del Coronado.




Marbled Cherry


Individually portioned desserts are ideal for entertaining, and these smooth, creamy mini marbled cherry cheesecakes with vivid holiday color are a perfect single serving that is sure to brighten any dessert table. 18 chocolate cookies with white filling 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 can (21 ounces) Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling, divided • Heat oven to 350° F. Line muffin tins with 18 paper liners. • Place one chocolate cookie in bottom of each paper liner. • In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Fold in half of fruit filling. Fill each muffin liner about three-fourths full with mixture. • Bake 20-25 minutes, or until done. Cool. Top each cheesecake with spoonful of remaining fruit filling. Find more recipes at culinary.net (http://www.culinary.net). Courtesy of Family Feautures.

September 2019



Seabourn Unveils

Photos Courtesy of Seabourn

Dining Experiences, Design Of "The Restaurant" On New Ultra-Luxury Purpose-Built Expedition Ships Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury travel experience, has given travelers a glimpse of the eight dining experiences, as well as a first-ever look at The Restaurant, on its two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022. Diners are sure to be delighted for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout their adventures with Seabourn. Each dining experience showcases the high quality and breadth of cuisine crafted by Seabourn's skilled chefs from top-quality ingredients with an eye toward the latest culinary innovations and trends, and service by talented staff who are always at the top of their game. "We're proud of our legacy in the culinary arena, cultivated over more than 30 years by a team intent on producing fresh, delicious and memorable cuisine equal to the finest restaurants anywhere," said Gerald Mosslinger, vice president of Hotel Operations for Seabourn. "These eight dining experiences and the venues themselves – have been designed with expeditions in mind, with inspired details that keep bringing the luxury expedition experience to life, and where guests can unwind to share memories of the day over a wonderfully prepared meal, glass of wine or perfectly crafted cocktail."


As with any Seabourn ship, all dining experiences are complimentary, and guests can dine when, where and with whom they choose. Premium spirits, fine wines and other beverages are complimentary everywhere on board, with several special selections also available for an additional charge. Starting with the first voyages in 2021, expedition travelers will find an appealing array of tempting dining experiences including: The Restaurant: Fine dining in an elegant, open-seating dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner The Colonnade: A more casual alternative for buffet or table service breakfast and lunch, and themed dinner served tableside, including family-style menus by Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller. The Patio: Casual, alfresco dining for lunch, weather permitting Sushi in The Club: A variety of sushi bites are freshly made to order here every evening. Seabourn Square: A sociable oasis serving delectable specialty coffees, pastries, sandwiches and homemade gelati throughout the day and into the evening


Pantry in the Bow Lounge: Help yourself to freshly prepared light fare and refreshments as you scan the horizon Constellation Lounge: A nod to the heritage of Seabourn, the Constellation Lounge is the spot for early-riser’s pastries and beverages, elegant afternoon Teatime and cocktail-time tapas 24-Hour In-Suite Dining: Choose from a varied menu anytime or have dinner from The Restaurant menu served course-by-course in your suite or on your veranda. A fixture across the entire Seabourn fleet, The Restaurant offers a stunning, elegant setting to enjoy an impeccably prepared meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The work of design icon Adam D. Tihany, The Restaurant is a masterfully curated space anchoring food and beverage service on Seabourn Venture and her soon-to-be-named sister ship. Located on Deck 4, The Restaurant is a stunning setting serving perfectly plated dishes that rival the finest restaurants in any city or hotel, to be enjoyed in classic open seating, where guests dine when, where and with whom they wish. The venue also offers an expansive wine selection, with Old World and New World labels that includes a number of fine complimentary choices. Guests can also browse the extensive list of premium wines available for an additional charge to please the most sophisticated palates. Tihany has kept natural elements at the forefront of his work for the expedition ships, and The Restaurant features design inspired

by the abstract, geometric nature of snowflakes, merging bold lines and shapes with a softness reminiscent of falling snow. Leather wall paneling with visible stitching brings a unique three-dimensional diamond arrangement to the space, while blue and green carpeting with geometric patterns surrounds a central porcelain floor that recalls the natural sediment of a geode. Overhead abstract diamond lighting fixtures of ribbed glass and metal details are inspired by the symmetry and complexity of snowflakes, and bronze mirror details add a touch of sparkle throughout the space. Seating in The Restaurant is similarly noteworthy, with dining chairs fashioned by the product arm of Tihany Design. Designed for comfort, the chairs beckon with rich burgundy leather against a textured fabric seat back, with exposed rivet details and wood frame echoing the tactile craftsmanship found elsewhere throughout each expedition ship. As a crowning touch, the dining space is elevated by a sophisticated wine display encased in bronze framed glass. Seabourn continues to represent the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel with intimate ships offering key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas and all 100% ocean front; superb dining in a choice of venues; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times; award-winning service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home on board. The ships travel the globe to many of the world's most desirable destinations, including marquee cities, more than 170 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and lesser-known ports and hideaways. For more details about the award-winning Seabourn fleet, or to explore the worldwide selection of Seabourn cruising options, visit www.seabourn.com.

September 2019



The Luxury Collection Debuts Its First Resort in Çeşme, Turkey

The Opening of Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Çeşme Marks the Brand's Second Location on the Turkish Riviera; A Regal Blend of Unrivalled Luxury Combined with Authentic Experiences Await Global Explorers 52


Epicurean Moments & Local Wellness Safran fuses ingredients and techniques from across the continents, serving inimitable mezze dishes, bursting with local and seasonal flavors at the heart of its menu. The contemporary pan-Asian kitchen, Hemera, dedicated to the region's best seafood, is a showcase of gastronomic flair. Guests are offered the opportunity to bid for the finest catch from local fishermen during a weekend auction of fresh fish and seafood. Both restaurants use regional produce to enhance every dish, from seasoning with herbs grown on-site to the inclusion of mastic gum, indigenous to Çeşme.


Photos Courtesy of Marriott International, Inc.

he Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International Inc., today announced the opening of Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Çeşme. Owned by Reges Turizm Inşaat A.Ş., Reges joins an impressive collection of more than 110 hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries and territories. The opening marks The Luxury Collection's third hotel in Turkey, joining the brand's existing properties in Bodrum and Ankara. Having set the tone for a regal experience from its conception, Reges derives its name from the Latin for King: Rex. The two buildings that comprise the resort even resemble a crown when viewed from above. Curved around an idyllic natural cove and bathed in sunshine for more than 300 days of the year, Reges is spread across two kilometers of Çeşme's Boyalık Bay. The 93 guestrooms and 11 suites feature oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the sapphire-hued Aegean Sea. Inspired by the surrounding lush nature, the guestroom design features gold-dipped leaves, peacock feathers and jacquard patterning, with splashes of turquoise energizing the neutral color palette. Crafted from locally sourced marble, the sleek in-suite bathrooms combine traditional elements of fretwork and gold fixtures, with modern indulgences such as rainfall showers and signature Byredo products. State-of-the-art technology has been integrated discreetly, from ultra-modern flat-screen TVs to intuitive systems which personalize temperature and lightingpreferences – reinforcing the hotel's commitment to an unmatched level of service.

Additionally, the resort offers unique, immersive experiences for guests to discover the rich culinary history of Çeşme through its series of Epicurean Moments. Well known as a wine-making region, the Çeşme peninsula is perfect for gourmet adventures. To inspire guests to sample local delicacies, the resort regularly hosts a series of wine and cheese pairings, grape harvesting experiences and olive oil tastings, each meticulously designed as a celebration of the diverse flavors of the region. Additional cultural experiences, from curated tours of Çeşme Castle and the Alacati Windmills to a tour of nearby Ephesus, have been designed by the Concierge team to showcase the most extraordinary facets of Çeşme and beyond. Spa Reges spans over 1,400 square meters and takes an indulgent-yet-authentic approach to healing. A menu of signature treatments has been developed through extensive research into regional rituals and wellbeing. The spa's six treatment rooms are further complemented by a traditional Turkish Hammam, sauna and steam room. Airy cabanas, with indoor and outside spaces, are artfully placed around two turquoise swimming pools and an idyllic private beach. For those looking to stay active, there is a 24/7 fitness suite with cutting-edge Technogym equipment. Or take the action outdoor for wind and kite surfing, activities that Çeşme is a favored destination for thanks to its shallow waters and strong breezes. The resort offers unrivalled access to world-class training, as well as the annual PWA windsurf tournament. Unforgettable Meetings and Events A combination of personalized service, expert knowledge and an extraordinary setting places Reges at the forefront for creative gatherings and lifetime celebrations in Turkey. Ultra-modern facilities include four dedicated meeting rooms, dressed in a neutral palette and kitted out with state-of-the-art technology, offering a curated scene for boutique meetings and break-out sessions. Catering for over 300 people, the resort's impressive outdoor spaces offer myriad opportunities for memorable and romantic moments, creating the perfect backdrop for spectacular, al fresco wedding parties. For more information or to book, visit RegesCesme.com.

Influenced by the dancing lines of a Whirling Dervish, the tiered design of the resort's architecture fans out like a spinning skirt, reinterpreting the ancient Sufi ritual for a contemporary audience. This thoughtful approach extends to the light-filled lobby, where the ancient Japanese practice of Kintsugi – the art of appreciating imperfection – is recrafted through modern Turkish design, with gilded embellishments adding depth and story. "Çeşme is a breath-taking Turkish resort town that overlooks the glistening Aegean Sea, and its natural beauty and offerings, including clear waters with unparalleled diving sites make this a truly special location for The Luxury Collection's third hotel in Turkey," said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. "We are thrilled to uncover this hidden treasure for our global travelers who are sure to develop a deep connection with this remarkable destination."

September 2019



Photos Courtesy of Raffles Hotels & Resorts

The Return of a Legend Raffles Singapore Officially Reopens Singapore's heritage treasure invites guests and visitors to experience a new era of unparalleled luxury Raffles Singapore is delighted to officially announce its highly anticipated reopening, heralding an exciting new chapter in the iconic property's rich history and heritage. A flagship property within Accor, the world's leading augmented hospitality group, Raffles Singapore is now welcoming guests and visitors, following the iconic hotel's careful and sensitive three-phased restoration, which began in February 2017. "There are few hotels in the world whose names have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located – and none more so than the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The newly restored Raffles will provide an experience like no other," said Christian Westbeld, General Manager, Raffles Singapore. "It is our wish and desire that our guests will continue to create treasured memories at the hotel, while rediscovering what makes it so special the distinctive architecture, heritage and legendary service." The meticulous restoration led by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was also supported by Aedas, a leading global architecture and design firm. Together, the designers created a refreshed social haven that delivers a compelling mix of culture, beauty and gentility. Exquisite new suite categories, vibrant lifestyle experiences and exclusive dining concepts are designed for international visitors and Singaporeans to meet, stay, shop, dine and celebrate.


Discerning travelers can expect new levels of unrivalled comfort and inimitable service with enhanced suite experience, brought to life by the fabled Raffles Butlers, while enjoying the new and reimagined spaces at Raffles Singapore. Jeannette Ho, Vice President, Raffles Brand and Strategic Relationships, Raffles Hotels and Resorts, commented, "We are very pleased to be part of the reopening of the iconic Raffles Singapore officially returning to the city, refreshed, reimagined and revitalized. This is where it all started and faithful to its roots, Raffles Singapore reinvents emotional luxury. As the hotel concludes its restoration and embarks on the next chapter, the return of this flagship property to Raffles Hotels & Resorts paves the way for the expansion of the brand as we deliver this same level of unparalleled service and sublime experiences to new destinations in cities such as Udaipur, London and Boston." The revitalized Raffles Singapore offers luxurious all-suite accommodations, across nine distinct suite categories: State Room Suites, Courtyard Suites, Palm Court Suites, Personality Suites, Residence Suites, Promenade Suites, Grand Hotel Suites and Presidential Suites. Residence, Promenade and Studio suites, are the three latest additions to the hotel's existing line-up. The total suite count increases from 103 suites to 115 suites. www.HighRiseLife.com

The Raffles Arcade has been newly outfitted with a charming Raffles Boutique and various bespoke retail brands. Guests and locals will also delight in exploring the worldly restaurants and bars at Raffles Singapore, including restaurant collaborations with Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence, France; venerable French Master Chef Alain Ducasse; and Chef Jereme Leung, known for his innovative Chinese cooking. At the refreshed Long Bar, travelers will continue to enjoy the hotel's most famous cocktail, the original Singapore Sling, along with the timeless tradition of tossing peanut shells on the floor. Christian further added, "Raffles Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world and its restoration has been carefully designed to preserve its unique historic charm, while creating extraordinary experiences for our esteemed guests – a dedicated commitment from all of us at Raffles Singapore and also from our owner, Katara Hospitality." First opened in 1887 and declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore Government in 1987, Raffles Singapore has through the years, gained both local and international recognition as an oasis for the well-travelled. It is a national treasure among Singaporeans who deeply value its historical significance and unique heritage. The last restoration was conducted from 1989 to 1991 where the hotel closed for two and a half years. For enquiries and reservations, please contact Raffles Singapore at +65 6337 1886 or email singapore@raffles.com.

September 2019



Frist Art Museum Presents Groundbreaking Exhibition

"Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists" September 27, 2019-January 12, 2020


Christi Belcourt (MÊtis). The Wisdom of the Universe, 2014. Acrylic on canvas. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Purchased with funds donated by Greg Latremoile, 2014, 2014/6. Š Christi Belcourt

he Frist Art Museum presents Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, the first major museum exhibition exclusively devoted to Native women artists from all over the United States and Canada, ranging across time and media. Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) and developed in close cooperation with leading Native artists and historians, the groundbreaking exhibition offers multiple perspectives to enhance understanding of Native art practices. Hearts of Our People will be on display in the Ingram Gallery from September 27, 2019, through January 12, 2020.

domestic needs of their communities, but also goes beyond the longstanding convention of treating these artworks as unattributed representations of entire cultures. The contemporary works on view highlight the intentionality of the individual artist and demonstrate how artists have been influenced by the preceding generations.

Women have long been the creative force behind Native art; however, their cultural contributions have been overlooked historically. Hearts of Our People not only helps visitors understand the traditional role of Native women artists in serving the cultural, economic, diplomatic, and

The exhibition is organized by Jill Ahlberg Yohe, PhD, associate curator of Native American Art at Mia, and Teri Greeves, an independent curator and artist and member of the Kiowa Nation. During each step of the curatorial process, the curators worked closely with an all-women Exhibition Advisory


Approximately 115 objects made from ancient times to the present day are featured, including traditional textiles, baskets, beadwork, and pottery, as well as painting, photography, sculpture, video, and installation art. The works are drawn from Mia's permanent collection and loans from more than 30 institutions and private collections.

Board, which they established to provide knowledge and insights from a wide range of nations. The panel comprises 21 Native and non-Native scholars from across North America, as well as Native artists, some of whose work is included in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue. The panel worked collaboratively to develop the major themes of the exhibition and advise on the objects selected, as well as to determine the structure and content of the catalogue, programming, and community engagement activities. The exhibition planning process began with a question: Why do Native women make art? The curatorial team responded by organizing the exhibition into three core themes: Legacy, Relationships, and Power. In Legacy, visitors will see ways in which Native women artists acknowledge their lineage while simultaneously addressing the present moment and speaking to the future. For example, Rose Simpson (b. 1983) customized her 1985 El Camino to evoke www.HighRiseLife.com

Dorothy Grant with Robert Davidson. Hummingbird Dress, 1995. Wool, 42 x 58 in. Denver Art Museum Collection: Native Arts acquisition fund, 2010.490. Photograph © Denver Art Museum. © 1989 Dorothy Grant and Robert Davidson

the blackware style of Pueblo pottery made famous decades ago by Maria Martinez (1887–1980), paying homage to a traditional design, while also transforming the vehicle into an empowering and modern identity statement. The second section, Relationships, presents examples of how bonds exist within the human community and beyond to include animals, the weather, the earth, and other entities the Western world does not typically recognize as having volition and agency. Métis artist Christi Belcourt (b. 1966) hopes that paintings like Wisdom of the Universe will remind viewers of the interconnected nature of existence on

this planet. The highly detailed depictions of an array of vegetation inhabited by small insects and birds (all of which are on Canadian endangered lists) evoke First Nations beadwork art. Belcourt encourages us to abandon unsustainable paths in favor of an abiding relationship with the earth. The third section of the exhibition, Power, includes works created for diplomatic purposes and to express the power of older women within a community. The mask made by Haida artist Freda Diesing suggests the woman's status through the abalone shell adornment and her lip piercing, or labret. The hand-carved work also reveals the power of women as artists. While anthropologists

Sisseton Dakota artist. Tablecloth, ca. 1900. Wool cloth, beads, brass, and cotton. National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution (12/814). Photo by NMAI Photo Services

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and art historians have historically identified Haida carving as a male activity, Diesing defied these assumptions and brought a greater awareness to the fact that women have long created carvings in the Northwest. "Throughout the exhibition, visitors will see similarities across cultures and communities, but they will also notice many differences," says Frist Art Museum Curator Katie Delmez. "Native Americans are not a monolithic group, and each tribe, nation, or community has its own unique culture, history, and present. Perhaps most important, each Native artist, like artists the world over, brings her own life experience, skill, and individual style to her art."

Crow artist. Dress, ca. 1930. Wool, elk teeth, and ribbon. Denver Art Museum Collection: Gift of the L. D. and Ruth Bax Collection, 1985.46. Photograph © Denver Art Museum


CALENDAr September 1st, 2019 Taste of Los Angeles – Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles, CA. This Labor Day weekend join the Los Angeles Times for 3 evenings of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations. Dozens of hand-picked local restaurants each evening will showcase our city's rich and diverse culinary scene by serving you their best. Sip, savor, and celebrate Southern California's most inspired food and drink.

September 5th - 8th, 2019 The Other Art Fair – Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA. Presented by Saatchi Art, in partnership with Bombay Sapphire, The Other Art Fair showcases work by 140 talented independent artists with artworks starting from $150, each hand-picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with the confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience.

September 6th - 7th, 2019 Party on Catalina Island – Descanso Beach Club, Catalina Island, CA. The Original Catalina Wine Mixer at beautiful Descanso Beach Club is one of SoCal’s most unique and entertaining wine and music events. And with last year’s sell-out crowd, it’s also becoming one of the most popular. Join your fellow wine lovers, foodies at the 5th Annual Catalina Wine Mixer.

September 7th, 2019 Muse ‘til Midnight: The Allure of Music – LACMA, Los Angeles, CA. LACMA's annual dance party will be curated by independent record label Ninja Tune and internet radio pioneer dublab to showcase the allure of music, inspired by the exhibition The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China. Enjoy access to several current exhibitions, as well as multiple performance stages, art activities, a cash bar, and food for purchase during this evening's one-night-only activation.

September 12th - 18th, 2019 Cesar Millan - My Story: Unleashed – MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV. Cesar Millan, the world’s most celebrated dog behaviorist, will bring the story of his remarkable life to the stage for the world premiere of his one-man show Cesar Millan – My Story: Unleashed. Now for the first time ever, Cesar Millan will share his authenticity, honesty and bravery during this once-in-a-lifetime experience. A gifted storyteller, Millan will resonate with the human breed through emotion, comedy and lessons for every species. Don’t miss your chance to see Cesar Millan live on stage for the world premiere of – My Story: Unleashed.



September 13th, 2019 Eric Clapton – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV. Ahead of his fifth annual Crossroads Guitar Festival, Eric Clapton will be hosting a limited run of solo concert dates in September 2019, including a Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena Friday, September 13th. Eric Clapton’s band will include Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Steve Gadd, and Chris Stainton with Sharon White and Katie Kissoon on backing vocals.

September 15th, 2019 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival – Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA. Voted one of the best festivals in San Jose, the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival has something for everyone. The festival features a large selection of local artisans, entertainment by popular bands throughout the day on our main stage, boutique wines from Northern California vineyards, a variety of food offerings to taste including gourmet food trucks, a Kids-Zone with crafts, carnival games, and rides, souvenir wine and beer glasses, a silent auction, a NEW Community Raffle and much more. Mark your calendar to close out the summer at the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival!

September 19th - 21st, 2019 LA Fashion film Festival – LA Fashion Festival, Los Angeles, CA. Poised as a cornerstone of LA fashion events, the festival returns in 2019 as LA Fashion Festival (LAFF), showcasing progressive ideas via an immersive cultural experience of film, retail, innovation, and beauty influences. A 3-day festival taking place on September 19, 20, & 21, the LAFF 2019 program will include daily screenings of fashion films, workshops, masterclasses, pop-ups, lectures, and stimulating experiences, with the awards show taking place on the final evening.

September 20th - 21st, 2019

September 22nd, 2019

iHeartRadio Music Festival – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV.

The 71st Emmy Awards – Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA.

Lineup featuring Alicia Keys, Cage the Elephant, Camila Cabello, Chance The Rapper, Def Leppard, French Montana, Halsey, Heart, HER, Miley Cyrus, Mumford & Sons, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band, and more.

The Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. The Emmy Award is a symbol of peer recognition from more than 23,000 voting members of the Television Academy.

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The White PartyBroker Appreciation Julian Crider with The Ivan Sher Group hosted a lavish Inaugural White Party at 26 Meadowhawk Lane inside The Ridges in collaboration with High Rise Life Magazine, Lalique, Aquazzura, Land Rover & Jaguar of Las Vegas, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Nevada Properties, and WFG National Title Insurance Co. Attendees were cordially invited to a sunset wine tasting while enjoying captivating views, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and live DJ entertainment.

The Ridges, Las Vegas, NV. July 17th, 2019 Photos by Ozlem Dalmaz




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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 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

St Regis 1030 East 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



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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

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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

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The Harrison 401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

750 2nd Street

750 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Bridgeview 400 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Rockwell Condos 1688 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

The Towers at Embarcadero

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

City Heights 175 W Saint James St, San Jose, CA 95110

Plant 51 88 Bush St. San Jose, CA 95126

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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

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690 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

88 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107