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Dear reader, Welcome to our real estate issue. In this issue, we share forces behind exquisite residential developments, swoonworthy interiors, and unforgettable architectural design. On the cover, we have Avora residences designed for modern living, showcasing dramatic waterfront views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. Elsewhere in this issue, we explore current real estate trends and what the data points towards in the upcoming months. And how to win a bidding war with historically record setting prices and low interest rates. There is plenty of reason for optimism as we navigate through this pandemic. Cheers!
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ow as much as ever, your home may be a sanctuary for all kinds of expression, from thinking and dreaming to working and playing. Over the past year, homeowners began to consider the intersection of function and design in new ways.
Weekend warriors are dedicating themselves to creating more organized living spaces and making their homes better places for learning, working and living. If you’re considering upgrades to your home, consider these DIY ideas from the experts at Royal Building Products that can increase beauty and resale value. Home Office: Spending more time at home may mean storage space is at a premium, especially if you’re relying on a makeshift home office. You can add a high-impact and functional element to your office with a built-in bookcase or workstation. Consider your materials carefully since they have a big impact on your final results. For example, a versatile alternative to wood is synthetic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) trim, which you don’t need to sand or prime before painting, ultimately saving time, energy and money. While PVC is slightly more expensive than some wood options, it also requires less maintenance long-term. Bathroom: By updating worn-out items, modernizing fixtures and creating a more functional space, you can expect to recoup up to 50% of a bathroom’s remodel cost, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. If you’re considering an on-trend look like shiplap, a practical solution like Royal prefinished PVC Shiplap can help create a clean, comfortable space. It’s waterproof, mold resistant, flexible and works well in spaces with many slants and angles. Plus, it’s lightweight and easy to install. Entryway: A home’s foyer offers the first impression of its interior, teasing the personality of architecture and decor found with each step deeper inside. Whether bold and dramatic, tranquil and serene, or something in-between, the entryway often sets the tone for a home’s ambience. Details like decorative molding and lattice trim can create a striking entryway for almost any home style. Exterior: Whether you’re sprucing up an outdoor living space or simply want to boost curb appeal, subtle enhancements can make a big impact. For example, board and batten shutters offer an attractive, low-fuss way to highlight your home’s windows. Painting the front door is another lowcost way to freshen up your exterior. Or invite a touch of nature by adding flower boxes to your front porch or windows. Find more creative inspiration, tools, tips and practical steps for every level of DIY-er at buildroyaldiy.com.
Select a Trim Style to Match Your Home’s Style The right style of trim can transform a room into a whole new space. A good rule of thumb is to keep the style of trim consistent with your home style and from room to room. Craftsman: The craftsman home style pairs well with simple, tailored and purposeful doors and minimally ornamented window casings while white, light beige and cream-colored crown moulding can create roomier spaces. Colonial: This home style’s rustic simplicity and rich detail call for interior trim that lends a touch of stately courtliness. Choose multi-piece trim and wider baseboards, wainscoting and crown moulding to adorn family room floors, walls and ceilings. Cape Cod: This practical and quaintly unassuming design can be accented by subtle interior trim such as transom windows and sidelights that surround multi-paneled entry doors, casings for double-hung windows, picture rails and frame walls. Modern: The clean expansiveness of this home style lends itself to unadorned window and door casings as well as baseboards. You can go minimalist and use trim merely to protect walls and floors. Alternatively, you could rely on trim to create an appealing contrast with the wall colors. Ranch: Open, informal and inviting, this style needs trim work that flows from room to room. Many styles work, from simple baseboards to more formal trimmed windows and cabinetry in the kitchen, fireplace mantels in the family room and passageway casings. Courtesy of Family Features. March 2021
REAL ESTATE | DEVELOPMENT
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GREENWICH WEST Parisian-inspired Greenwich West Brings Loft-style Living and Abundant Outdoor Space to New York’s New Downtown Corporate Hub Strategic Capital, Cape Advisors, and Forum Absolute Capital Partners today announced that closings have commenced at the partnership’s new and highly anticipated Downtown residential tower, Greenwich West. Located at 110 Charlton Street and created entirely by a team of celebrated French designers, Greenwich West brings 170 loft style residences and a thoughtfully curated selection of amenities to one of Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods, West Soho. At 30 stories, one of the tallest buildings in Hudson Square – the future home to Disney’s 18
ABC and Google’s East Coast headquarters the full-service condominium provides scenic panoramas of the Hudson River, New York Harbor, and Statue of Liberty. “Located at the nexus of some of New York’s most prized neighborhoods and within close proximity to the waterfront and an amazing selection of shopping, dining and entertainment options, we’re excited to welcome residents’ home to Greenwich West and enjoy everything the building and surrounding area has to offer,” said Philip Gesue, Chief Development Officer
for Strategic Capital. “A building like no other in New York with its Parisian and New York design influences, Greenwich West continues to attract buyers from all over the world with its attainable pricing and value, prime downtown location and contextual design.” In addition to closings commencing, and the return to in-person appointments and tours, the building is nearing completion and is set to unveil the amenities and first model residences later this fall. The collection of homes will be beautifully furnished in collaboration with www.HighRiseLife.com
leading home décor store Design within Reach (DWR), best known for their accessible modern design and sleek offerings. Showcasing the beautiful residences, buyers will be able to recreate the one-of a-kind looks upon moving in and will be able to purchase DWR’s iconic pieces, both past and present, through an exclusive partnership. The thoughtful collection of curated pieces selected specifically for the tower, which complement the architecture and interiors, include staples like the Saarinen table, Emmy Sofa, Edel Console, Raleigh Bed, Pacha Chairs, Tiki leather couch, Aura Credenza and more. Greenwich West features architecture by acclaimed Paris-based architecture firm Loci Anima, with interiors by Parisian designer Sebastien Segers, known for his private homes, spas, and boutiques for clients such as Giorgio Armani and Christian Dior. The light-filled homes, ranging from studios to three-bedroom residences including penthouses, impart a bespoke quality and feature gently curved, hand-plastered interior wall corners to echo the building’s exterior architecture. A variety of residences feature substantial private terraces, including the collection of soaring penthouses that crown the top floors of the building, with only a handful remaining available for purchase. Residence 19B is an expansive two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home on the market for $3.755 million and boasts more than 120 square feet of outdoor space with beautiful city and water views. Pricing begins at $1.1 million and goes up to $7.95 million.
A stunning arrival experience welcomes residents’ home and will set the luxurious tone for the building the moment one enters. Residents will make a dramatic entrance up grand marble stairs to a double-height lobby detailed in travertine, leather paneled walls and rosewood millwork. The lobby boasts a captivating wall of windows framing views of the courtyard Viewing Garden, designed by legendary French botanist Patrick Blanc, creator of the vertical garden. A symbol of health and well-being, the Viewing Garden will be home to multiple plant species artfully planted on walls reaching up to 18 feet in height.
Greenwich West includes a full array of amenities and services including a 24-hour attended lobby, onsite resident manager, porter and handyman staff. At the building’s crown and open to all residents is a beautiful rooftop terrace. Featuring multiple lounge and seating areas, the terrace is designed with peaceful, landscaped vignettes and offers breathtaking views of New York City, the Hudson River and beyond. Additional amenities include a lounge with a fireplace, top-of-the-line fitness center by The Wright Fit with yoga studio and steam rooms, and a children’s playroom that has been designed in partnership with leading local institution Children’s Museum of the Arts. An automated parking garage with direct secured access to residential elevators, a supplemental laundry facility, bicycle storage and additional private storage for purchase are also available. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for Greenwich West. The development is being built by Plaza Construction, an affiliate of Strategic Capital and known to be one of the foremost builders of luxury residential projects in New York. For more information visit www.greenwichwest.com. 19
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andsea Homes Corporation, a publicly traded residential homebuilder, has announced that Avora, its contemporary waterfront condominium community in Weehawken, is nearly 90% sold. With over 10 contracts signed in just the past eight weeks, Avora continues to attract buyers who are seeking a high-quality home in a full-service luxury building surrounded by waterfront views and amenities. “After a year of adjustment, buyers are looking for an upgraded and more personalized at-home experience, and Avora uniquely checks every box on their list,” said Jed Lowry, Division Vice President at Landsea Homes. “With optimized layouts, customizable spaces and well-rounded amenities, Avora exceeds buyers’ expectations for post-pandemic living. We are pleased with the sales velocity since the beginning of the year and expect it will remain strong throughout the spring.”
Avora offers a collection of 183 one- to three-bedroom residences with flexible layouts designed for modern living, showcasing dramatic waterfront views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. Sought-after home features include gracious and functional floor plans, towering ceilings and outdoor terraces, and many homes also include a bonus space that can easily transition into a work-from home office, personal gym or study zone. “There are only a few more opportunities to purchase one of our beautiful waterfront homes,” said Stephen Ferreira, Landsea Homes’ sales manager for Avora, who is working alongside Robyn Daly. “We are seeing serious sense of urgency with the rush of new inquiries, so we highly encourage buyers to act quickly and schedule an appointment to view our luxury Gold Coast lifestyle.” Current availability includes a two-bedroom, two-bathroom corner residence with astonishing Hudson River views, a serene master suite with a private balcony, and a bonus room off the main living and dining area that is ideal for a home office. Other must-see homes include a sprawling two-bedroom, three-bathroom residence with a spacious open kitchen that leads onto an expansive private terrace, a sun-bathed living room enveloped in Hudson River views, and a generous den. Pricing begins at $825,000.
Avora offers a suite of resort-style amenities, including a contemporary lounge, children’s playroom, private screening room, virtual golf and game room, fitness center, expansive sun deck with an outdoor swimming pool
and dining terraces, on-site pet grooming and private parking. Residents also enjoy elevated concierge service and programming powered and personalized by LIVunLtd. Avora’s new “Your Life. Your Style.” initiative brings interactive virtual classes to residents and prospective buyers 21
through partnerships with local businesses and well-known professionals in the community. Residents also enjoy the conveniences and perks of living in the Port Imperial neighborhood on New Jersey’s Gold Coast. Enveloped in waterfront views and endless green space, neighborhood outdoor attractions include the Hudson River Promenade and Weehawken Waterfront Park. Mere moments from Avora, the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal offers a convenient commute to downtown Manhattan with frequent departure times. Nearby grocery stores include Whole Foods and Acme, while beloved local restaurants include Marcus at NoHu Rooftop, Molos, Steven’s Cafe, Thirst, Porter, The Highwood and more. Connected to the coastlines of Weehawken, West New York and Guttenberg and close to Jersey City, residents can also easily explore and enjoy the diverse amenities in vibrant neighboring towns. On the heels of successful sales at the Avora community, the New York Metro Division for Landsea Homes is expanding into Manhattan with two highly anticipated residential developments: an ultra-boutique condominium at 212 W. 93rd Street on the Upper West Side and a Scandinavia-inspired condominium at the corner of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue called FÖRENA. With architecture by ODA’s Eran Chen and interiors from GRADE New York, 212 W. 93rd Street introduces a limited edition collection of 20 luxury homes, the majority of which feature a generous private terrace, paired with a full complement of amenities. Sales with Compass Development Marketing are now underway with pricing starting at $1.875 million. Launching sales in April, FÖRENA is the latest landmark condominium from Morris Adjmi Architects and will bring 50 serene, handcrafted homes to the nexus of Downtown’s most interesting neighborhoods. The Eklund | Gomes team at Douglas Elliman is handling sales, with pricing starting at $1.3 million. For more information about Avora and the remaining homes, please visit www.landseahomes.com.
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Central Park Tower Colin Cowie Announces Partnership with World’s Tallest Residential Building Lifestyle planner to the stars Colin Cowie - who’s designed events for everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Tom Cruise - is partnering with Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in world and home to the highest private club. In this first-ever collaboration, Colin will curate a bespoke living experience as the building’s exclusive lifestyle specialist and event planner for the residents of the ultra-luxury skyscraper along Billionaires’ Row.
Here, a five-sense approach and specialized staff have created a definitive experience throughout the building from ambiance that will be precisely formulated to ensure 24/7 comfort and tranquility to lights that adapt with the setting sun to music will grow in tempo from morning to night to custom seasonal scents are diffused.
For the Central Park Club, an exclusive offering of approximately 50,000 square feet of thoughtfully curated luxury services and amenities, Colin’s team will offer year-round experiences. Activated by Colin’s expert team, the space will feature such celebrity chefs as Alfred Portale, Laurent Tourondel, and Gabriel Kreuther, who will create an unparalleled food and beverage program.
The defining feature of Central Park Club is the 100th Floor, the highest private residential club in the world. Located over 1,000 feet above grade, the 100th Floor will house a private ballroom, a private bar, a dining room, a full-service kitchen, and wine and cigar lounges. The stunning interiors of the 100th Floor were designed by the internationally celebrated design firm Rottet Studio, who also designed the building’s residential interiors. Additional amenities at Central Park Tower, located on the 14th and 16th floors, will include an expansive outdoor terrace with swimming pool and cabanas for entertaining, private screening room, residents’ lounge, children’s playground, a full floor of health, wellness, and spa amenities with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and more. For more information, please visit www.centralparktower.com. March 2021
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wning a second home can provide retirees – or even younger families a mountain retreat or a house at the beach for those family vacations or quick weekend getaways.
But if buying a second home is on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2021, be sure to consider all the upsides and downsides before committing, says Patrick Rush, CEO of Triad Financial Advisors and the Forbes Books author of Gain Big and Give Back: Financial Planning with Intention. “Many retirees end up regretting it,” Rush says. “They feel they are forced to go to that second home every weekend just because they spent so much on it. A vacation property or second home can certainly provide a lot of joy, but it rarely works out financially.” That does not stop people from buying them, though. The National Association of Home Builders estimates that Americans own about 7.4 million second homes, which is about 5.6 percent of the total housing stock. “People tend to purchase a second home either as a rental property or a vacation home, which they might also rent for part of the year,” Rush says. “But unless you are in a hot real estate market, the return on investment usually isn’t worth the hassle. There are better ways of growing your money.” Rush says a few things to know about investing in a second home include: Real estate does not automatically mean easy money. People mistakenly believe real estate provides a guaranteed return, but that is not always true. Rush recalls one client who, over Rush’s vehement objections, withdrew all his retirement money to build an expensive second home. The client was certain the house would pay off, but he eventually was forced to sell it for half his investment. Consider the overall impact on your life. Most people do not have endless streams of money, even if they have done well for themselves financially. So, a splurge in one area often requires a sacrifice in another. “If you want the second home, then perhaps an Alaskan cruise won’t be in the budget,” Rush says. “It comes down to what your priorities are.” Upkeep can become overwhelming. People tend to overlook the ancillary costs that make owning a second home expensive, Rush says. Take those into consideration as you make your decision. “Property taxes, homeowners association dues, insurance, and maintenance start to add up,” he says. “Renting the house out when you aren’t using it does provide an income stream but managing the property and dealing with tenants is a hassle. You can hire a property manager, but that has its own disadvantages.” Renting can work just as well. While it might feel exhilarating to own a mountain home in North Carolina or a Pacific Ocean beach house, Rush says another option is simply to rent a place for a week or a weekend whenever you need a getaway. None of this means a second home is always a mistake, Rush says. One client whose parents died and left her a generous inheritance wanted to invest the money in a beach home. Rush warned her of the potential pitfalls. She teared up. She agreed it might not be the best financial decision, but when she and her sister were growing up, their parents took them every summer to Sunset Beach on the North Carolina coast. She wanted to continue that tradition for her children, her sister, and her sister’s children. “It was a reminder that it’s not always about the numbers,” Rush says. “You have to weigh the return on investment against the emotional benefit. Financially, it wasn’t the best choice, but to her, it meant so much more. It was about keeping her parents’ memories alive. Some things truly matter more than money.”
About Patrick Rush Patrick Rush (www.patrickrushtfa.com), the Forbes Books author of the Amazon Bestseller Gain Big and Give Back: Financial Planning with Intention, is the CEO of Triad Financial Advisors. He is a Certified Financial Planner and NAPFARegistered Financial Advisor. With more than two decades of experience, Rush has received national recognition as a top financial advisor by Forbes, Barron’s and the Financial Times, and Triad Financial Advisors was recognized by the Invest in Others Foundation as a “Charitable Champion.”
Top 5 Commercial Real Estate Trends to Know in 2021 Written by Ben Crosby
A tumultuous 2020 has left its mark on a multitude of economic sectors. What are the consequences of the pandemic crisis on the commercial real estate market in 2021? What can be expected will depend to a large extent of where the property is, and which segment of commercial activity is being considered. At any rate, there is by all accounts a huge pent-up demand. The U.S. savings rate has doubled over the last year. The stock market is on fire, which is a good thing, but it is also making investors nervous. Equities seem to be poised for a major pullback. Savvy investors are starting to investigate diversifying more of their assets in real estate so they can dodge that bullet.
Agriculture The first half of 2020 saw very few transactions because low-priced commodities and depressed rents made sellers hold on to their land. Since late last summer, however, commodity prices have swung back up. It is expected that sellers will soon find their way back to the table. Parts of the country where agricultural land is set to increase significantly in value are the Southwest, the Mississippi Delta and the Midwest. The Mississippi Delta has excellent soil and water reserves going for it. The Midwest has always performed strong. In the Southwest, there is a growing market in Arizona where people are finding better access to water than they do in California, and the South Texas market is looking solid as well.
not believe how we relied on those Chinese imports? That is why there will continue to be an increase in demand for manufacturing land in this country. Where will the new factories be constructed? Expect investments to happen in the Midwest with its vast pool of skilled workers. When factories left, these workers stayed in place. Places such as Kentucky and Indiana have very friendly business climates and plenty of land that is suitable. And let us not forget the Southeast and - again - Florida and Texas. Where governments understand the opportunities offered by cost-sharing, valuable brownfield-projects will see the light of day and cities will finally be able to get rid of their ugly marks. Distribution centers are the backbone of the current surge in e-commerce as is industrial land. Did you know that for every $1 billion dollars of new money spent online there are one million square feet of new warehouse space needed? Expect more demand for land that can carry those warehouses. Internal migration towards the Southern and Western states was already mentioned, so these are the regions where these new warehouses will be built.
Senior housing Retail In the past, developers have made mistakes by counting rooftops and not people living permanently in dwellings. Thus, the boom and bust of retirement communities in Miami, for example, where retail investments went awry because the patrons that shops relied on would simply not show up for months on end. Developers have learned their lesson and are finally focusing on levels of occupancy primarily. There will be plenty of opportunities on the horizon in 2021 in those places to where business and people are moving, so those are the Western and Southern states first and foremost with a special mention for Texas (is there anyone NOT moving to Texas in 2021?). South Dakota is also on the radar as a place that has a thriving business climate that is conducive to attracting a lot of newcomers and let us not forget about Florida which has the second fastest growing economy in the country.
Industrial Heavy industrial manufacturing has been making a comeback in the last few years. Companies are reshoring and this makes for promising investment opportunities. Remember how we were shocked to run out of essential medical supplies at the onset of the pandemic and could March 2021
Senior housing is going to see sustained growth. This segment has done well for quite some years now with occupancy rates of 95 percent and higher. Especially assisted living units will continue to be in high demand. Where can all these seniors in need of care be found? In the Southeast and the Southwest (Arizona!) and do not forget the Texas coastal line.
Online retail Finally, for commercial land in retail, it is a mixed picture for 2021. A great many businesses have suffered and even closed throughout 2020. Will the surge in e-commerce that is firing on the demand for warehouses previously mentioned sound the death knell for all brick-and-mortar shops? No, it will not. Businesses that can continue to function in a hybrid model where you are able to order online and pick up your order or have it delivered will survive in great numbers. These shops will be found wherever people will be found. Commercial real estate, whether agricultural, industrial, retail, senior housing, or online retail will offer a great many opportunities for land investors in 2021 if they do their homework and understand how market dynamics differ significantly not only across sectors but also across regions in the United States. As always, the real estate investor’s ability to adapt to sweeping technological changes, will determine how successful they will be. 29
How to Win a Bidding War in 2021 Nine unique strategies to help homebuyers win that do not require paying all cash or waiving contingencies Today’s housing market is one of the most competitive in history, with 56% of Redfin home offers facing competition nationwide in January. To help buyers prepare to inevitably compete for a home, we asked Redfin agents to share the best unique strategies for winning bidding wars in 2021. The tactics below go beyond basic bidding-war techniques like waiving contingencies, offering all cash and/or above the asking price and free rent back, though buyers should also consider those strategies, which are often highly effective. 30
1) Consider a condo over a single-family home Buyers who want a better shot at winning a bidding war should consider purchasing condos, which have attracted less competition than single-family homes during the pandemic because they often feature shared spaces and amenities. In January, 58.7% of offers for single-family homes written by Redfin agents faced competition, compared with 54.8% for townhouses and 44.6% for condos. Condos have been selling for a record 17% discount to single-family homes, another potential draw for buyers. “Single-family homes in Seattle
are hot, hot, hot,” said local Redfin real estate agent Sarah Rollinger. “Townhomes are picking up steam, but condos are still 110% a buyer’s market. I have seen a lot of canceled condo listings, so we have quite a backlog of condo sellers on top of the current inventory.”
2) If you cannot waive contingencies, sweeten them for the seller Shorten the contingency timeline: One of the best ways to make an offer more competitive is to waive contingencies, such as the inspection contingency and the appraisal contingency. Buyers who do not feel comfortable doing this
can instead opt to expedite the contingency timeline, meaning they agree to wrap up their inspection or appraisal more quickly than normal.
offer more competitive. It’s also great when the lender is local because that means they know the ins and outs of the market.”
of their money by covering taxes and paying above the appraised amount in the event of a low appraisal.”
5) Start low, bid high
8) Prepare to lose before you win
Sign a low-appraisal addendum: If you cannot waive the appraisal contingency, another option is to cover the difference if the appraisal comes in low. For example, if you offered $400,000 and the appraisal ends up at $375,000, you can agree to cut a check for $25,000 when the deal closes.
A lot of successful buyers today win by making an offer that exceeds the asking price. This also means that a lot of buyers end up exceeding their budgets. To prevent this, San Diego Redfin agent Jim Johnston recommends searching only for homes that are $50,000 to $75,000 below what you can afford, so there’s room to negotiate if necessary.
With more than half of offers facing competition these days, it is more likely than not that you will get into a bidding war if you are in the market for a home. Go into the process mentally prepared to lose more than once.
3) Be open to making offers sight-unseen Speed is key in a seller’s market as competitive as this one. If you are interested in a home but live far away or just have not been able to tour it, you can still throw your hat in the ring. Video tours and 3D walkthroughs have made sight unseen offers much more feasible during the pandemic. Almost two-thirds (63%) of people who bought a home last year made an offer on a property that they had not seen in person, the highest share since at least 2015 and up from 32% a year earlier, according to a survey Redfin commissioned in November and December. “My client lost out on even seeing a house because the seller accepted an offer before starting showings,” said Colorado Springs, CO Redfin agent Ashley Farrell. “The listing went active Tuesday and showings weren’t scheduled to begin until Thursday, but the seller received five sight-unseen offers and was under contract by Wednesday afternoon. The winning bid was all cash, $45,000 over the $380,000 asking price, and waived the appraisal and inspection contingencies.”
4) Choose an agent and lender who are willing to communicate constantly with the listing agent In a fast-paced real estate market, constant communication is essential. Buyers should work with agents and lenders who are willing to keep in contact with one another and with the listing agent to gather intel about what the seller is looking for and ensure that the seller knows the buyer is serious. “When I’m dealing with a multiple-offer situation, a huge plus is when the buyer’s lender contacts me to introduce themself and let me know that they’re on top of everything,” said Sylva Khayalian, a Redfin listing agent in Los Angeles. “Sometimes I get calls from lenders before I even reach out to them to confirm a buyer’s pre-approval, and I love that because it reassures me that I’m not going to have any communication issues and makes the buyer’s
Once you have identified those properties and are ready to start bidding, research recent home sales in your area to determine how much the typical winning bidder is offering above the asking price, said Raleigh, NC Redfin agent Pam Lewis. Then offer more. “If most winning bidders in your area are offering 5% more than the listing price, then offer 6%,” Lewis said. “And make your offer amount an odd number.”
6) Consider releasing your earnest money early Earnest money is a deposit buyer put down to show sellers they are serious about purchasing a home. Typically, a buyer deposits this money into an escrow account when they go under contract on a home, and it is applied to the purchase price at closing. In today’s competitive market, some buyers are offering to release these funds to the seller early as a non-refundable deposit—typically within a few days of going under contract, according to Seattle Redfin agent Heather Stovall. “This is an enticing offer for many sellers because it means they immediately receive and can keep the funds regardless of whether the transaction closes and can put those funds toward the purchase of their next home if needed,” Stovall said. “Of course, releasing earnest money early can be a risky proposition for buyers. If a buyer’s financing falls through or they lose their job and cannot complete the purchase, they don’t get the earnest money back after it has been released.”
7) Offer to pay some of the seller’s costs Homebuyers can make their offers more competitive by offering to pay for expenses that are typically covered at least partially by the seller. These costs can include transfer and recordation taxes, along with title insurance. “On a scale of 1 to 10, the competitiveness of today’s market is a 10,” said Maryland Redfin agent Zachariah McBride. “I have only won by having my buyers help the seller net mostly all
“I have clients who have been trying to buy a four-bedroom single-family home in the $650,000 to $800,00 range since November. They started relatively conservatively, offering just over the asking price and maintaining some contingencies,” said Alexandria, VA Redfin agent Matt Ferris. “Three months in, they’d submitted seven failed offers and came around to being overly aggressive. They finally got an offer accepted on a home this month. The home they have under contract is nice, but smaller than the first one they bid on, and they are paying $10,000 above what that first home closed for. They also had to bid on its sight-unseen before it came on the market and waive all contingencies. It’s a lesson in making offers as strong as possible early in the process.” It is also wise to know when to walk away. It is OK to put your search on hold if you reach the point where you are not comfortable making the aggressive offers that are often necessary to win in today’s market. You do not want to end up with buyer’s remorse, after all.
9) Get creative Some buyers and agents are going to great and unusual—lengths to win bidding wars. Here are a couple of fun examples: • A frothy market: “I’m working with a hop salesman who is offering beer tasting to the sellers.” — Ellen Hudson, Redfin agent in Portland, • In it to win it: “I researched the seller and found out he’s a former professional athlete. I fine-tuned the offer so that his jersey number—64—was included in the offer amount (964,000 Canadian dollars) and the deposit amount (64,000 Canadian dollars). We ended up beating out a higher, all-cash offer.” — Michael Craigmyle, Redfin agent in Vancouver, B.C. For more information visit www.redfin.com.
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Jade Mills Honored as The No. 1 Coldwell Banker Realty Agent in The Nation Coldwell Banker Realty is honored to announce that Jade Mills, a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Ambassador affiliated with the Beverly Hills office, has been ranked as the No. 1 top-performing sales associate out of more than 45,000 Coldwell Banker Realty sales professionals in 2020 based on adjusted gross commission income. Mills achieved a total sales volume of half a billion dollars in 2020.
Hills Chamber of Commerce and is on the Board of Governors at Cedars-Sinai. The Aviva Foundation has honored her for her support, charitable work and continuous effort to improve the foundation. She was named the International Ambassador for Coldwell Banker in recognition of her established alliances and global relationships with international markets.
Among her achievements, Mills is known for breaking the record for the highest sale in the State of California when she sold The Chartwell Estate for $150 million and earlier The Spelling Manor at $119.7 million, both in 2019. She had previously set the same record when she exclusively represented the buyer of the Playboy Mansion in 2016 for $100 million. She is frequently named a “Showbiz Real Estate Elite” by Variety, where she was most recently named again for 2021.
She also serves as co-chair of the International Luxury Alliance, an elite network of professionals focused on the highest level of client service and business integrity.
Her awards include being named to “The Thousand” ranking by REAL Trends as published in The Wall Street Journal, as well as one of the “Most Influential People in LA” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. She also is consistently named to the Society of Excellence, Coldwell Banker Realty’s highest honor, reserved for only the top sales professionals affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty. Mills has facilitated more than $6 billion in real estate transactions in fewer than 15 years. She is currently a board member of the Beverly 32
“On behalf of the entire Coldwell Banker Realty family, we congratulate Jade Mills on another career milestone and personal record-breaking year. The dedication and professionalism demonstrated in her career serve as an inspiration to all in the business of real estate and ensure a continued path of record success.” — M. Ryan Gorman, president and CEO Coldwell Banker Realty “Jade continually breaks records that appear insurmountable, yet she always exceeds her best year after year. She brings excellence, grace and a strong work ethic to her real estate business, and I couldn’t be happier to congratulate her on this well-deserved achievement.” — Jamie Duran, president, Coldwell Banker Realty in Southern California www.HighRiseLife.com
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Hennessey To Offer 1000 Hp Upgrade For Mclaren 765lt The track-focused British supercar just got even faster - 1,000 bhp 765LT - The most powerful MCLAREN ever offered by HENNESSEY - 0-60 mph in 2.1 seconds - The quickest MCLAREN by HENNESSEY The Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) team is taking one of the quickest and fastest factory stock vehicles in the world, the 2021 McLaren 765LT, and making it even faster. This has been the mantra for John Hennessey and his team of craftsmen for the past 30 years: If it’s fast from the factory, let’s make it faster and even more fun to drive! “The new 765LT is underrated from the factory. We tested it on our in-house dyno and it delivered about 765 HP – at the rear wheels. This means it’s producing closer to 865 bhp in bone stock form,” March 2021
said company founder & CEO, John Hennessey. “Upgrading the 765LT to 1,000 HP will drop the 0-60 mph time to just 2.1 seconds, which is just nuts.” The HPE1000 upgrades to the 765LT include upgraded air filters, re-mapped factory ECU calibration, stainless-steel exhaust downpipe upgrade, high-flow exhaust componentry, and chassis dyno calibration. Cost for the HPE1000 upgrade for the McLaren 765LT is $24,950.
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London Concours 2021 Celebrates Porsche In The ‘Great Marques’ Class 34
• The London Concours has announced the first of its 2021 ‘Great Marques’ celebrating Porsche cars through the ages • The ultra-rare cars on display span from the ‘50s to the modern day, from the Porsche 356 to the 997 GT3 RS 4.0 and the Carrera GT • The fifth annual London Concours will take place from 8-10 June, taking in a VIP Preview Day, Style Edition and Supercar Day The London Concours has revealed Porsche as the first of the ‘Great Marques’ classes to appear at the Honorable Artillery Company HQ from 8-10 June: Celebrating over 70 years of iconic sports car design, from 1948 to the present day, the display will feature 12 of the rarest Porsches ever made. Among them, models such as the iconic 911 930 Turbo, one of the most sought-after 911s of the modern era, and a ’55 Porsche 356 T1A GS Carrera Coupe – one of the earliest GS Carrera Coupes ever built. Joining the 930 Turbo will be a beautiful lightweight 911 2.7 RS. Built as a homologation special, only 500 of the early ‘thin-gauge’ lightweight 2.7 RS models were ever built. The first model to wear the ‘RS’ moniker, the 2.7 represented for many the pinnacle of the 911’s career. Sporting wide wheel arches and the iconic duck-tail spoiler, the car’s distinctive profile is immediately recognizable. Another road-going homologation car, the legendary Porsche 959 was originally designed to compete in the infamous ‘Group B’ rally class. The 959 destined for the London Concours is one of just 292 cars produced. When it was launched, the 959 was ‘the fastest road-legal car in the world’ serving as a testbed for Porsche for both turbocharged power and all-wheel drive – technologies which have made their way into many modern Porsches. Sitting alongside these two is one of the most critically acclaimed sportscars of the 20th century. The spiritual successor to the original 2.7 RS, the 997 GT3 RS 4.0-litre’s striking rear wing, and aggressive front splitter provide a visual nod to the car’s ‘RS’ pedigree, while the race bred 4.0-litre ‘Mezger’ engine provides the car with an aural thrill unlike any other. Paired with an exquisite six-speed manual gearbox, the RS 4.0-litre’s 493hp and 460Nm of torque and low 1,360kg weight, mean it can propel itself to 60mph in just 3.5 seconds. The car’s hydraulic steering rack and sense of ‘feel’ behind the wheel secured its place as driver’s car royalty. These five cars are part of a 12-strong line-up of the most significant cars from the marque’s 72-year history, which itself is one of eleven classes and features that will grace this year’s London Concours, hosted 8-10 June at the Honorable Artillery Company HQ. Andrew Evans, London Concours Director, said: “When it comes to significant marques in the world of motoring, they don’t come much bigger than Porsche. Throughout the marque’s history it has created some of the most important and collectable cars in the world, and undoubtedly some of the world’s greatest driver’s cars. We’re thrilled to welcome an eclectic selection of some of the company’s rarest and most interesting vehicles from the past seven decades, to the London Concours this summer.” Previously held over two days, the London Concours 2021 shifts to a three-day event to capitalize on visitor demand for more luxury brand content – from jewelry to bespoke suits – and modern supercars. The three days will be a VIP Preview Day, Style Edition and Supercar Day. At the heart of each day will remain the collection of nearly 100 rare and iconic luxury cars of all ages that has quickly cemented London Concours as one of the UK’s top motoring events. The London Concours takes place from 8-10 June 2021. Tickets are available from londonconcours.co.uk/tickets.
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Waldorf Astoria Brings Unforgettable Experiences to Xiamen Waldorf Astoria Xiaman opens as fourth hotel under Hilton’s iconic luxury brand in Greater China Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, most iconic luxury hotel brand, today announced the latest addition to their growing portfolio of hotels with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Xiamen. Featuring 245 well-appointed rooms and suites, Waldorf Astoria Xiamen launches as the fourth Waldorf Astoria hotel in Greater China and the sixth in the Asia Pacific region, representing a milestone opening for the company in 2020. 36
“The opening of Waldorf Astoria Xiamen is a significant step forward for the storied Waldorf Astoria brand as we continue to elevate the level of luxury hospitality all over the world,” said Dino Michael, Global Category Head, Luxury Brands, Hilton. “We are thrilled to welcome this property to our family of 32 iconic Waldorf Astoria hotels including Asia’s own Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok and Waldorf Astoria
Beijing here in China, all of which provide guests with our legendary True Waldorf Service experienced through the lens of the world’s most sought-after destinations.” Situated nine kilometers from the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, in the heart of Xiamen within the Siming District, Waldorf Astoria Xiamen evokes a modern and refined reimagination of the coastal city’s unique www.HighRiseLife.com
cultural traditions as a seaside port at the intersection of global culture in Asia. “As the sixth Waldorf Astoria hotel to open in Asia Pacific, Waldorf Astoria Xiamen is part of the growing momentum of Hilton’s Luxury estate in the region. This launch follows closely on the back of our recent signing of the first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Japan which will open in Tokyo in 2026. As we look to open 17 more hotels across our three luxury brands in our regional pipeline over the coming years, Waldorf Astoria Xiamen will be a shining example of how our team pulled out all the stops to a truly remarkable hotel during one of the most challenging moments in history. We have every confidence Waldorf Astoria Xiamen will be a destination that is highly sought after and on top-of- mind for travelers within and beyond China,” said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton.
New Heights of Design at an Opulent Garden Mansion Waldorf Astoria Xiamen taps into the rich past of this historic port city along China’s southeast coast for its inspiration and aesthetic. The uniquely designed space transports guests back to the city’s culturally rich beginnings with a neo-classical fusion of Nanyang tradition, reinterpreting European architectural style of contemporary elements and exquisite details through the lens of Waldorf Astoria’s enduring commitment to aesthetic sensibility and classic splendor. The grand garden mansion offers discerning guests a sanctuary of serenity and natural light immediately as they are welcomed through the Trellis, a modern and palatial space for dining and socializing, into a reception area flush with rich emerald blues. Rich botanical life and details abound to complement the earthy charm of the city itself, while circular elements are a motif within the hotel’s innovative design, referencing harmony, togetherness and the intertwining of local and international culture.
World-Class Dining with Traditional Flair Waldorf Astoria Xiamen’s exquisite restaurant offerings will raise the bar on fine dining in the city. Brasserie ONE offers sophisticated all-day dining in a lavish environment, with a menu of Western and European dishes of premium beef and seafood with tableside service. The hotel’s classic Fujian restaurant HOKKLO is inspired by the unique ke jia dialect of the Fujian region, with a menu of rare and
traditional dishes, from stir-fried mud crab to bird’s nest congee, that invites guests to indulge in a contemporary yet uncompromising approach to authentic Fujian cuisine, where traditional cooking methods meet innovative presentations. Live cooking from the acclaimed chefs provides a visual feast in addition to the delicacies on offer, all of which are devised from the freshest sea and farm to table ingredients. The Chef’s Table option at HOKKLO offers an unparalleled fine dining experience with menus customized to each guest’s unique preferences. At Peacock Alley, guests can bask in the breeze of Xiamen over afternoon tea at the lush outdoor garden terrace or the elegant Art Deco inspired interior. The Alley’s wedding photoshoot-ready Grand Staircase and sprawling terrace all make for unforgettable social events and gatherings. After nightfall, bar and lounge 1387 offers refined salon culture, from wine tastings to live music in a speakeasyinspired space.
Light and Elegance in Suites Waldorf Astoria Xiamen feature rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows with abundant sunlight and breathtaking views. All guest rooms are appointed with top tier amenities including Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries, beds from Simmons for world-class comfort and bathrooms outfitted with spacious bathtubs from KA for ultimate relaxation and indulgence. Discerning guests can also choose between two design experiences in the guest rooms: a light design of lush aqua blues that calls to mind the sparkling serenity of Xiamen’s coastal landscape, or a richer, warmer palette of earthy tones in a nod to Xiamen’s vibrant tea culture.
Indulgence and Revitalization at the Waldorf Astoria Spa The nature-inspired spa at Waldorf Astoria Xiamen brings urban and chic revitalization to new heights, with private outdoor terraces and deluxe treatments including the exclusive Aroma Hydrothermal Therapy Experience. The 24-hour fitness center boasts state-ofthe-art equipment and amenities that include an enormous outdoor swimming pool, healthy green foliage and a playground, all on a spacious fifth-floor terrace overlooking the city. To give guests peace of mind throughout their stay, Waldorf Astoria Xiamen joins a new industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection, the Hilton Clean Stay program, which is an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection developed in collaboration with Dettol-maker RB and Mayo Clinic. This program includes focus deep cleansing on frequent-touch areas like light switches and door handles, contactless check-in, guest-accessible disinfecting wipes and more.
Award Winning Guest Loyalty Program, Hilton Honors Waldorf Astoria Xiamen is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. For more information, please visitWaldorf Astoria Xiamen.
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Paul Gauguin Cruises Unveils Renovated m/s Paul Gauguin Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, is pleased to announce a ship renovation, featuring luxurious enhancements, that took place during The Gauguin’s drydock ending on March 9th in Singapore. The vision of the renovation was to enhance The Gauguin’s elegant Polynesian signature with a chic and fresh style to enrich guests’ experience sailing the islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji and the South Pacific. 38
Large Environmental Upgrades in line with Paul Gauguin Cruises’ Values Minimizing the impact on the environment is one of the highest priorities of the company. In 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises took two major measures in this field. The line eliminated the use of heavy fuel oil by using a much cleaner fuel (LS MGO Low-Sulphur Marine Gas Oil) and committed to offsetting 150 percent of its carbon emissions. The Gauguin’s most recent environmental upgrades follow this path and include water treatment and consumption optimization along with energy-saving initiatives.
An Empowering Experience Dedicated to Guests’ Highest Expectations The Gauguin is outfitted with a look designed by Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel that evokes South Seas elegance and the storied islands that the iconic ship sails. The refurbishment enhances the historical interior of the vessel made of warm and dark woodworks and strengthens the local identity. The fresh palette incorporates lagoon shades, a wide range of green and natural tones, warm color touches, organic patterns and woven textiles. Exotic panoramas and traditional artwork www.HighRiseLife.com
transports guests into the local environment. All the Gauguin’s staterooms and suites, as well as the public spaces, were renovated: Le Grand Salon, three restaurants, Piano Bar, La Palette Lounge, Spa and Salon, Boutique, Pool Deck, and Reception area.
Ongoing Onboard Upgrades To accompany The Gauguin’s renovation, amenities were enhanced for a full guest experience. Guests will be able to enjoy complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi and a virtual museum of over 150 paintings of artist Paul Gauguin during their voyage. These new enhancements will provide guests of The Gauguin an even more luxurious, all-inclusive experience, which encompasses dining in all three of the ship’s restaurants and 24-hour room service; complimentary beverages including select wines, beer, and spirits; and onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff.
The Gauguin’s Polynesian Signature Paul Gauguin Cruises was created to provide enjoyable, meaningful, and authentic experiences with the communities, cultures, and natural wonders that make Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific so alluring. Every detail of The Gauguin’s renovations reflects her home including the ship’s
décor, artwork, special Polynesian dishes in the restaurants, enrichment programming, and cultural activities aboard led by Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins, the ship’s troupe of Tahitian ambassadors and entertainers. Itineraries following the renovations include: 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus; 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands; 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands; and 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands voyages. Guests have exclusive access to the line’s private island Motu Mahana, and a private beach in Bora Bora. Paul Gauguin Cruises offers a wide range of outdoor activities embracing the natural wonders of the South Pacific such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and SCUBA diving excursions. For more information on Paul Gauguin Cruises, pleases visit www.pgcruises.com.
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The Bradford Rooftop Opens atop AC Hotel Bridgewater NJ-Based Hospitality Leader Briad Management Services, Inc. Delivers a Sophisticated Drinking and Dining Experience 40
he Bradford, the newest venue from Briad Management Services, Inc., opens today atop AC Hotel Bridgewater, a 150-room Marriott property that offers an oasis of sleek design, inspired by classic styles of European soul and Spanish roots. Located in Bridgewater, New Jersey, steps away from downtown Somerville, the multi-room, indoor/outdoor rooftop offers a drinking and dining experience like no other in the area. Upscale, sophisticated, and energized by its modern design, unmatched views, and curated music, The Bradford provides world class spirits, service, and superior shareable plates for locals and tourists alike to enjoy. The Bradford’s concept and vision comes from Founder, Chairman and CEO of Briad Management Services, Inc., Brad Honigfeld. “Brad has traveled the world to bring a unique rooftop experience to his home state of New Jersey,” explains Rick Barbrick, President, Co-CEO and COO of Briad Management Services, Inc. “He spearheaded the design process in collaboration with famed Los Angeles restaurant + nightclub designer John Sofio, President and Founder of Built, Inc., while overseeing even the smallest of details with his talented team of executives and operators. The food, fine spirits and wines were all selected and approved by Brad.” The project was built by Briad Construction Services, a division of Briad, led by Chuck Pagnotta, Senior Vice President, Construction and Design. The 7,000 square foot space, located on the hotel’s seventh floor, boasts both indoor and outdoor seating options, providing a safe, fun and flexible environment that offers multiple atmospheres throughout the day or night. Each space, including The Library, Tap Room, and outdoor bar has its own look and feel, designed to provide guests opportunities to lounge, party, and play. The areas are upscale and chic, with sleek floors, comfortable seating, ample landscaping, and modern wall décor, with spectacular views of Somerset County and the Watchung Mountains. The outdoor area has fireplace heaters and covered dining areas, making it the perfect location to dine no matter the season. The Bradford’s menu, curated by Chef Jonathan Kavourakis (TAO Group – Beauty & Essex, VANDAL, Stanton Social; The Brookdale), offers a wide variety of small plates, as well as a handful of entrée options including the Shrimp Cocktail, Mediterranean Spiced Meatballs, the 14oz Prime NY Strip, and The Bradford Burger. The dishes are designed for sharing and brought to the table steadily and continuously throughout the meal, holding true to The Bradford’s desire for an energized, interactive experience. The bar menu features an expansive collection of premium sprits, craft cocktails, universal wine offerings, and draft beer options. Signature sips include refined twists on classic cocktails such as the Peanut Butter Old Fashioned, Curious Cucumber, and Purple Paradise. “We’re thrilled to finally open the doors of The Bradford to the public,” said Matt Troisi, Briad Management Services, Inc.’s Director of Special Venues. “We’ve thoughtfully curated each part of The Bradford experience to ensure every visit feels like a special occasion.” The Bradford and AC Hotel Bridgewater uphold the highest health and safety standards, as put forward by Marriott International. The Bradford’s opening days and hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 4:00 PM to close. The kitchen is open until 10:00 PM, with a Late-Night Menu available on select evenings. For reservations or to book a private event, please visit www.thebradfordrooftop.com. March 2021
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A Brunch Spread Fit for
From tasty small bites to a filling feast and even dessert for breakfast, brunch options are nearly endless. Take your spring brunch to the next level with recipes that appease appetites of all kinds. First, start with portioned pastry cups perfect for appetizers. Bring out the protein-packed breakfast burritos for the main course then, for a final touch of sweet deliciousness, offer up lemony doughnuts to cap off the feast. Find more breakfast recipes at Culinary. net.
Bite-Sized Breakfast Appetizer-sized portions and small bites of all sorts are ideal for breakfast spreads, and these Pastry Brunch Cups are perfect for starting a morning meal with loved ones. Or, if a busy schedule looms, try baking a batch and separating into appropriate serving sizes for a simple way to meal prep heading into a new week. 42
Pastry Brunch Cups Servings: 18 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese 2 sheets puff pastry 18 eggs 2 cups diced ham chopped fresh green onions Heat oven 375 F. In small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk flour with butter. Gradually pour in milk, whisking each time. Bring to simmer, whisking until mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat; stir in Swiss cheese. Set aside. Use rolling pin to thin out puff pastries. Cut each into nine squares. Line pastry squares in muffin cups, pressing bottoms down firmly and moving pastries up sides for edges to come up just over muffin tins. Fill each cup with 1 teaspoon cheese sauce. Crack one egg into each cup and sprinkle each with diced ham.
Bake 10-15 minutes until eggs set. Sprinkle with chopped green onions.
Power Brunch with a ProteinPacked Burrito A well-rounded brunch calls for a multitude of dishes and beverages, but it wouldn’t be complete without a proteinpacked recipe to get the day started. This delicious Breakfast Burrito is loaded with colorful veggies and Silver Fern Farms 100% grass-fed strip steak. Hailing from New Zealand, home to some of the world’s most natural tasting beef and lamb, this premium cut of beef is aged 21 days and minimally processed with no added growth hormones or antibiotics. The animals are grass-fed year-round and allowed to roam and graze freely, so the beef offers a lean, flavorful texture that tastes just as nature intended. Visit silverfernfarms.com to find more at-home brunch inspiration. www.HighRiseLife.com
Breakfast Burrito 1 Silver Fern Farms New Zealand 100% Grass-Fed New York Strip Steak (10 ounces) oil salt, to taste pepper, to taste 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise 4 large mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2-1 teaspoon chili powder 1 tomato, finely chopped 8 eggs 1/2 cup milk 4 large tortillas 1 cup spinach 1 1/2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup cilantro 1 avocado lime wedges (optional) hot sauce (optional) Remove steak from packaging and set aside 10 minutes. Once steak reaches room temperature, heat pan over medium-high heat. Rub steak with oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Heat pan to medium heat and add splash of oil. Pour egg mixture into pan and cook, lifting and folding eggs until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Do not stir constantly. Lay tortillas on flat surface or plate. In center of tortilla, add cooked veggies and top with thinly sliced beef. Add handful of spinach, scrambled eggs, crumbled feta, cilantro and avocado. Fold bottom of tortilla and roll. Serve with lime wedges and hot sauce, if desired.
Dine on Deliciously Sweet Doughnuts Brunch is never complete without something sweet to cap off the morning feast, and doughnuts are often the perfect complement to an array of main courses.
Add cumin, paprika and chili powder; stir through.
These Lemon Ricotta Doughnuts pair the bite-sized morsels with lemon curd (if that suits your style) for a sweettart combination. They’re made using Domino Golden Sugar, which is made from pure cane sugar and is less processed than white granulated sugar, as one you can always trust in your favorite recipes. It works cup-for-cup just like white sugar but with a golden color and distinct hint of molasses flavor.
When veggies are tender (about 2 minutes), add tomato and cook until soft. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Visit dominosugar.com to find recipes perfect for entertaining and celebrating throughout the year.
In large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and salt and pepper, to taste.
Lemon Ricotta Doughnuts
Cook until medium-rare, approximately 3-4 minutes each side. Remove from pan and cover loosely with tinfoil to rest 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add splash of oil. Add onion; cook 1 minute. Add red bell pepper and mushrooms; cook 1 minute.
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 7 minutes
Doughnuts: Vegetable oil, for frying 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cups Domino Golden Sugar, divided 2 tablespoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons lemon zest 5 large eggs 1 3/4 cups ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract Lemon Curd (optional): 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups Domino
Golden Sugar 2 large eggs 2 egg yolks 4 lemons, zest and juice only 1/8 teaspoon salt To make doughnuts: In large saucepan, preheat oil to 350 F. Prepare cookie sheet with paper towel to drain doughnuts once out of hot oil. In bowl, mix flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Add lemon zest, eggs, ricotta cheese and vanilla extract; mix until well combined. Use ice cream scoop to scoop small amounts dough into oil, 4-5 pieces at a time. Fry each batch until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Keep oil at or near 350 F; if oil is too hot, doughnuts will turn golden brown but centers may still be raw. Remove from oil and drain in paper towel. Repeat with remaining dough. While still hot, toss doughnuts with remaining sugar. To make lemon curd, if desired: In large bowl of stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and egg yolks, one at a time. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and salt. Transfer mixture to saucepan and cook at lowmedium heat until thick and creamy, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool before serving with doughnuts. Courtesy of Family Features.
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Raise the Bar at Home with Five Bartending Tips From Butcher & Still Mixologist Luigi With its knowledgeable bartenders, authentic Prohibition-era atmosphere and handcrafted cocktails, Butcher & Still’s bar has become a roaring refuge within Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island for Abu Dhabi’s community. Behind the bar stands the maestro of mixology - Luigi Landi – one of the restaurant’s skilled bartenders. A true showman, the Italian is beloved by guests for his innovative cocktails and charisma. Was it really a night at Butcher & Still if you 44
did not sample his handmade Breaking the Law or watch in awe as he revealed his Disappearing Lemon trick? With this passion in mind, we are delighted share his top five tips to elevate your bar at home to impress loved ones and guests alike. Have the tools of the trade; pair with expert technique - To create great elevated cocktails, you need these basic tools to impress your guests. www.HighRiseLife.com
ny great bar starts with the essentials such as shakers, the right glasses, jiggers, cocktail strainers, and more. “It is essential to have a bar stocked with essential tools. They make your life easier and really take your drinks to the next level and will allow you to perform basic techniques. This is where the artistry comes in is being able to shake, stir, muddle, and throw your cocktail to perfection.” Learn the classics - Every new home bartender should learn classics. It is necessary to develop those skills and to have basics to fall back on when you do not want to make something complicated. “My recommendation is to start with a base that you love whether it’s whiskey, gin or vodka, and then learn the classic beverages such as an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Martini, etc. If you can do these correctly, you will already be the star of your next dinner party.” Invest in the right ingredients - Less but better. A great cocktail is only as good as the ingredients that make it up. Simplicity is key, with every great bartender letting the ingredients speak for themselves. “Just like the cuisine of my country (Italy), great mixology begins with the finest ingredients. The most important place to start is with the highest quality spirit you can afford. From there you can experiment with making fresh juices, bitters, garnishes. These should complement the spirit in a beautiful way.” Pay attention to your ice - One of the most unappreciated elements of mixology is the ice. Whether it is just used to chill the beverage or offers something more artistic, this is a fundamental component of Butcher & Still’s bar experience. “I think ice really adds something extra. You should be very selective with which one you choose. Some cocktails pair better with crushed ice, for example. It is also important to consider it as a decorative element. An Old Fashioned just looks better with an ice ball or a big cube of clear ice with a special stamp on it. It says something unique about you and the drinks you make for your guests.” Add creativity - Once you have acquired a certain level of skill, the next step is adding creativity, to add your own showmanship. “When I am behind the bar, I like to show my personality in the drinks I make and in the way I interact with the guests. You should always be trying to learn. It should be like art, and you should make people think whether it’s adding a special technique you learned or an unconventional ingredient.”
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EDUCATIONAL OMAKASE EXPERIENCE IN CELEBRATION OF CHINESE NEW YEAR Zuma at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas hosted an Educational Omakase Experience in Celebration of Chinese New Year paired with Johnnie Walker Blue Year of the Ox limited Edition Bottle. The educational dinner was led by Diageo Hospitality’s On-Premises Educator Samuel Bracamontes. Omakase Dishes Included Spirited Pairings with Johnnie Walker Gold and Year of the Ox. Zuma, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV February 12, 2021
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ART | CULTURE
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Tradition Meets Tech 79-Year-Old Artist Lio Faridani Makes Entire Collection Available via NFT Lio Faridani, has been painting on canvas in various forms for nearly 70 of his 79-years on this planet. His works have, in fact, sold to aficionados and collectors around the world and received accolades at many an exhibition. Now the artist is proving that age is indeed a state of mind by making his entire collection available via NFTs – a promising new funding model for art and media. NF what? To put it simply, an NFT is a digital asset. It is encrypted with the artist’s signature on a digital ledger (aka the blockchain) which is at the heart of all cryptocurrencies - with probably the most recognized being bitcoin. NFTs allows buyers and sellers to verify authenticity and ownership to ensure a buyer has the original art. Maybe most notable though is that NFTs are predicted to increase the profitability of artworks for collectors and artists alike. Just look at the numbers. NFT
markets have seen trading volume growth from $12 million in December to $342 million last month.
exciting that I am now combining both realms and can count myself as an early adopter of digital art sales.”
For his part, Faridani, with a little help from his son, who is CEO of an online media solutions agency, has digitally minted all his artwork, which is now available to the crypto community – and beyond. And he has taken it one step further. Each buyer receives not only the NFT but also the physical painting, which is delivered right to their door.
Born in 1942, Faridani is self-taught. His wide ranging portfolio comprises various mediums from sketches to watercolors to acrylics and oils in styles ranging from abstract to realism and is especially known for his majestic oversized pieces. His art can be found in collections around the world including Canada, Italy, Switzerland, the United States and United Kingdom. “Modernization is making art in all its iterations more available to the public. I fully believe that NFTs will have a monumental impact to the art world by cultivating an entirely new audience of enthusiasts,” he added.
“I have always embraced innovation but have also learned a thing or two about the importance of traditional methods over the past seven decades. That is why I am including the physical works as a component of my NFT sales. It is important to me that my clients have the actual original that they can touch and feel along with the NFT,” said Faridani. “I find it truly
For more information about Lio Faridani and his NFT collection, go to opensea.io or contemporaryarts.ca. 47
HEALTH | BEAUTY
How to Look Your Best on Your Next Zoom Call Fine Jewelry Designer Denise Cox Shares Her Tips for Adding Sparkle to Your Zoom Look It is one year into the Covid pandemic and many of us have grown accustomed to working from home and conducting business via video conference. While wearing comfortable clothes may have been a perk at first, women are now eager to step up their fashion game. The challenge? How to make an impact from the neck up since this is where our attention is focused when on Zoom meetings. According to artist and fine designer, Denise Cox, the answer to looking more stylish and put-together during virtual meetings is simple: adorn yourself with beautiful jewelry. “Not only can jewelry enhance our appearance, but it can also invoke a sense of joy especially when you wear one of your favorite pieces,” says Cox. “You communicate that joy to others effortlessly. By putting on a special necklace or an eye-catching pair of earrings, you will feel more polished, delighted, and ready to take on the day. It is a minimal effort for maximum impact. And no one will know if you are still rocking a pair of lounge pants on the bottom,” she adds. Cox offers these 5 tips to up your accessory game and look your best on your next Zoom or other video conference:
Think Big. Statement necklaces are a great way to show off your personal style, brighten your face and maybe even spark some much welcome non-work conversation. Cox predicts that statement necklaces will be the showstoppers at all the upcoming awards shows and considers them the ‘must-have’ piece for spring. The Earrings Have It. Now’s the time to break out those special occasion earrings you have not worn in ages, according to Cox. And the bigger and sparkler, the better! Pull your hair into a bun or ponytail, put on some dangling earrings and voilá - instant wow! Go Bold in Gold. Cox believes solid and gold-toned jewelry is always classic and looks rich and sophisticated on camera. Gold really reflects the light and adds a glow to your complexion on video calls. “We all respond to gold,” she says. A Pop of Color. Wearing jewelry with color is another way to bring that ‘something extra’ to your Zoom look, Cox says. She particularly loves the royal blues of lapis lazuli, rich red and orange corals, and especially turquoise! Cox insists that using color allows you to show off your personality and sense of style every single time.
Treat Yourself. While it is fun to rediscover jewelry, you have not worn in a while, nothing beats buying that brand new piece. With spring on the horizon, it is a great time to splurge on those new silver earrings or that perfect necklace you have had your eye on. We have all been practicing a bit of delayed gratification during these difficult times, Cox points out. And you have probably saved money by not travelling or going out to dinner as much, so why not indulge in the perfect piece of jewelry? Denise Cox specializes in designing jewelry with a purpose and her one-of-kind pieces and exclusive collections can be purchased at denisecoxdesigns.com.
HEALTH | BEAUTY
Simple Self-Care Tips
When easing into a new year, many experts encourage more self-care. From paying more attention to your mental health to pampering yourself from head to toe, now is the perfect time to start showing yourself a little extra love. Make time to decompress. The past year shows that every rose comes with thorns, like working from home or legitimately needing to shop online. Managing a work-home balance may be harder than ever and late deliveries can make those online orders a real headache. Add the challenge of staying healthy, less social interaction and worries about the economy, and stress is probably a constant in many lives. That’s why it’s important to take a step back and unwind. Lock yourself away for 30 minutes of quiet time so you can let those stress endorphins settle down. Read a book, listen to music, meditate or simply be, without interruptions or demands. Keep up familiar routines. Even if you’re sticking closer to home, skipping your normal beauty routines can throw you off your game. Make it a point to get dressed and ready for a day as if you’re planning to be out and about. Looking your best can translate into feeling your best, and it means you’re ready for a surprise video call or a days-late delivery you weren’t expecting. Give special care to your “sole-mates.” They may not be at the top of your beauty regime, but your feet are the toughest, hardest-working part of your body. Because they take you everywhere, when you show your feet the love they deserve, it shows, and can help you feel better literally from head to toe. Even if you’re not comfortable going back to the salon just yet, you don’t have to sacrifice self-care. For example, the Amope foot care line is easy to use at home so you can get long-lasting hydration and visible results. An option like the Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File uses finely ground diamond crystals to smooth hard skin effortlessly, and you can wrap up your home pedicure with coconut oil-enriched PediMasks that leave your feet soft, smooth and nourished in just 20 minutes. Maintain social connections. Contact with friends and family outside your home may look different than it has in the past but nurturing those relationships can be an important aspect of self-care. Regular contact with loved ones, even if it’s just by text, phone or video, can help curb loneliness, reduce boredom and lift your spirits. Set goals and start chasing them. If you feel like time is standing still, you’re not alone. However, setting goals and working toward them can help you feel more productive and accomplished. You may be surprised what you can achieve, from starting a new fitness routine or learning a new language to finally organizing an overrun closet. Put yourself at the center of your love story and find more ideas for satisfying self-care at amope.com, Courtesy of Family Features. March 2021
HEALTH | BEAUTY
4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Home People are spending more time at home, where their living spaces have become classrooms, gyms, offices, restaurants and more. The additional time at home provides a unique opportunity to make changes to create healthier living environments. In fact, a majority of Americans (54%) report being more concerned about having a healthy home since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent online survey of 2,000 adults conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. If you’re looking to improve your living space, consider these tips for making your home the healthiest it can be: Create an ideal sleep environment. Most people sleep most comfortably when the air is slightly cool, so target a room temperature between 65-70 F. If this is cooler than you keep the home during the day, consider using a programmable thermostat that automatically lowers the temperature at bedtime. Also, remove distractions that may keep you awake and, if necessary, use a white noise device for uninterrupted sleep.
comfortable. For example, third-party testing has shown the Carrier Infinity Whole Home Air Purifier inactivates 99% of select viruses and bacteria trapped on the filter, such as those that cause common colds, streptococcus pyogenes and human influenza. The purifier was also tested by a third party against the murine coronavirus, which is similar to the human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. In that testing, the purifier inactivated 99% of coronavirus trapped on the filter. Update fire protection. Since the pandemic began, people are also more concerned about fire safety precautions in their homes, such as smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. Smoke alarms should be installed on each level of your house and inside each bedroom. Test smoke alarms monthly and replace batteries as needed. In addition, install a fire extinguisher on each level and consider one for the kitchen, as well. Make sure to check extinguishers routinely and replace every 10-12 years.
Improve indoor air quality. Maintaining heating and air conditioning filters is a concern many homeowners reported. According to the survey, 49% of respondents are concerned about reducing dust, pollen and other indoor pollutants as part of their filter maintenance.
Install carbon monoxide alarms. Another cause for concern amid COVID-19 is the potential for dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO) in homes. CO alarms should be installed on each level of the home and outside sleeping areas, and it’s important to test them monthly. Consider installing alarms with a 10-year battery, such as the Kidde Wire-Free Interconnect 10-Year Battery Combination Smoke & CO Alarm for less hassle. It offers wire-free interconnect capability, a voice warning feature that accompanies the loud alarm tone and verbal announcements such as “replace alarm” at the end of the alarm’s life.
In addition to changing air filters on a frequent basis, air purifiers and humidifiers can help make the air inside homes fresher, cleaner and more
To learn more about creating a safer, healthier home, visit carrier.com/healthyhomes, Courtesy of Family Features.
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