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HOME | DESIGN 14 Freshen Up Your Indoor Spaces This Winter
16 Get Your Home Organized for the Holidays
REAL ESTATE 24 Three Light Luxury Apartments 28 The Brooklyn Tower 32 The First Non-Profit City in The World 33 The 41st Annual Bild Awards 34 How Landowners Can Easily Lower their Tax Liability
36 Homebuying Demand Reaches All-Time High
AUTOMOBILE | RIDE 38 Rolls Royce Motor Cars Announces First Fully Electric Car
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40 Consider Food Sensitivities ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD 42 The St. Regis Macao Celebrates the Festive Season
45 ’Tis the Holiday Baking Season TRAVEL | LEISURE 46 Santo Mauro,
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48 The All-New Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale
50 The Hythe 52 Flamingo Las Vegas ART | CULTURE 56 Kip Omolade Releases
Hyper-Realistic Portrait Print to Support Times Square Arts
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hen cold winter days keep you inside, you may find yourself bored with your surroundings. Waiting for the sun to make its next appearance can provide the perfect opportunity to give your indoor spaces a fresh and appealing mini makeover. Even if your budget is tight, you can still make small changes to transform a room. Consider these ideas: Bring stylish flair to your space with a new color scheme. Rather than replacing all the furniture, which can be costly, focus on smaller accessory pieces such as pillows and decorative items. Create variety by using multiple hues of the same color or mixing two or more complementary colors. Introduce new accent furniture. Smaller and less cost-prohibitive than centerpieces like a couch, for example, accent pieces such as end tables or a coffee table can provide subtle changes to the look of a room. You could also opt to refinish a piece of furniture you have on-hand to create a look that’s all your own. Morph your room by simply rearranging what you already own. Adjusting the orientation of your furniture and decor can let you see your favorite room from a whole new perspective. Whether it’s a flea market find, such as an old window frame that you paint and add a display shelf to the base, or a series of photos from your favorite vacation destination, adding some DIY art can not only update your room, but make it more personal, too. A new look for your favorite room can go a long way toward chasing away those winter blahs, so find ways to update your space for a cozy retreat that you can enjoy despite the cold weather raging outdoors. Find more ideas at eLivingtoday.com.
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Get Your Home Organized for the Holidays Written by Marty Basher
The holidays can be an overscheduled, stressful time of year, what with visits and parties, gift giving and dinners. The best way to get through the season relatively unscathed is to go at it with a plan!
you’ll want to bring your best appetizers to share, or dinners with the family that need to be managed.
Starting with all things edible
Getting your kitchen prepped and ready is key: Make sure your kitchen is spotless at the start of the holidays. For one thing, you’ll be less stressed about people coming in and witnessing a bit of a mess, but also, you’ll find it easier to put your hands on the gravy boat the very moment you need it.
A huge part of the holidays, from Thanksgiving through to New Year’s Eve, is about eating. Even if you’re not throwing your usual annual parties this year, there will be gatherings where
Wipe down all the dishes and glassware, as well as platters and serving dishes and cutlery, to make sure it’s all ready to use.
From what to cook and decorate with to what to wear and gift giving, putting a plan in place will help you to get it all done with grace.
Get rid of extra kitchen clutter. If you tend to use the island as a repository for mail, lunch bags and other detritus the rest of the year, get rid of it! Same with small appliances that you don’t use all the time. You’ll need every bit of counter space you can find. Purge the pantry of any past due items, reorganize what’s left and make sure you have everything you need for your favorite recipes. A mad dash to the store at 7 p.m. on party night is best avoided! Snacks are an important addition as holiday periods mean lots of people, big and small, milling about claiming to be starving! Stocking up on essentials like water, canned www.HighRiseLife.com
goods, wine, beer, mixes, and so on, just makes good sense. Don’t forget napkins, paper towels and toilet paper!
by having to scramble. The only caveat here is that kids are likely to change their minds about what they want from Santa, so don’t go too early for their items!
Make menu plans for parties and for every day, for the entire duration of the holidays. It will save you time and energy in shopping and cooking if you can plan it in advance. This is also a great time to check in with any guests who might be coming by, or staying for a few days, about food allergies or intolerances that you need to be aware of.
Have a supply of gift cards or other simple gifts, like wine or chocolates, on hand for the person who gives you one that you weren’t expecting, or in case checking your list twice still doesn’t prevent you from forgetting your boss!
If you can cook or prep certain items in advance—cookies and desserts, come to mind, as well as casseroles for the freezer—do it! Save yourself time in the kitchen when you’d rather be in the living room, enjoying a glass of holiday cheer.
Decor matters Decorating the inside of your home for the holidays is an important part of the process and, like the food preparations, needs a little planning to get it right. Go through all your decorations and throw out broken pieces that are simply adding to the clutter. Before you go buy anything else to add to your existing collection, think about a theme or color scheme that would work inside your home. If you work with a theme, you’ll choose pieces more judiciously and spend less time getting it all coordinated and pleasing to the eye. To change decor from Halloween to Thanksgiving and then on to Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, it’s best to have clearly labeled storage bins for each type of decor so you can switch them quickly and easily. Don’t forget music, which is so important for setting a festive mood.
What to wear These days, a lot of you will have pared down your wardrobes for work at home scenarios, but if going out on the town or to friends and family is in the plans for your holidays, you’ll need to look out for what everyone is going to wear. Check what fits, what needs repairs or cleaning and what doesn’t fit and can be donated or thrown out. For yourself, for your kids… Make sure you aren’t stuck panic buying an outfit for your little ones because they outgrew last year’s outfit six months ago!
Check your gift list… twice There is nothing worse than forgetting an important gift, so like Santa, make a list and check it twice. Get your shopping done as far in advance as you can. For one thing, you’ll avoid the crowds and the possible disappointment of items being out of stock or unavailable. Supply chains are tighter this year, post pandemic, and it’s not time to add to your stress November 2021
Don’t forget wrapping paper, gift bags, tags and tape. You can never have too much of these and classic colors and designs don’t go out of style, so you can hold on to the leftovers for next year.
Planning for company Whether just for an evening of cocktails and nibbles, or for family staying for a few days during the holidays, it’s important to plan for company. Even if your invitation says, “Cocktails at 8”, you should always be prepared for a guest or two who might need to stay the night. Having some extra toothbrushes and paste, a few t-shirts for sleeping, and sets of clean sheets and towels, will make a surprise guest easy to manage. For a planned stay of a few days, having essentials for your houseguests makes it a smoother event for everyone. Set up where they are going to sleep so it’s as comfortable as can be. Little touches like a few toiletries, guest towels, water bottles and a little sign that tells them what the WIFI password is all excellent and welcoming details. Make room in closets and dressers for extra coats, boots and clothing by storing some of your own items in bins or hanging racks, in the basement or garage, just until everyone goes home again. Check that your first aid kit is stocked and has a supply of allergy medications, cold and flu meds and other over the counter remedies for anything from headaches to heartburn, so you can manage any small incident without having to run to the store. Finally, remember that it is the holiday season and it’s the time to be with loved ones and reflect on the year gone by. Overscheduling and stressing out are the enemies of these joyous moments, so go over your calendar and make sure there’s time earmarked for the little things, like the local tree lighting ceremony, or just a twilight walk in the brisk, wintery air. You’ll be glad you did because some of these little moments are the best memories of all. About the Author Marty Basher is the design and organization expert with Modular Closets, modularclosets.com. Marty regularly contributes on topics of DIY renovations, home design, organization, improvement and more, helping homeowners get the most out of the spaces in their home. 17
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OVERALL DEVELOPMENT National real estate investor and developer Lightstone has developed 40 East End Avenue, a new 20-story Upper East Side boutique condominium designed by internationally renowned architect Deborah Berke Partners and Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects. The building features 28 bespoke residences comprising half- and full-floor, two-to-five-bedroom homes, a maisonette with its own private courtyard and outdoor kitchen, and a duplex penthouse with a private rooftop terrace. Nestled within the Upper East Side’s quietly serene East End enclave, 40 East End overlooks the East River and is just steps from the intimately charming Carl Schurz Park. Starting at $3 million, residences at 40 East End are now available for immediate occupancy.
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE A modern interpretation of the area’s historic architecture, the 20-story tower grows from an articulated base, stepping back neatly as it rises. The textured façade, composed of charcoal and gray brick detailed with elegantly tailored hand-cast ornamentation, evokes an intended timelessness with a contemporary lens. The custom blend of brick references the limestone facades of the prewar buildings that line East End Avenue. The variety of the blend was carefully selected to add visual and textural interest to the building.The materials of the façade were selected to age beautifully over time and give the building an enduring, anchored feel. Double-height windows at the street level allow for a welcoming connection with the quiet tree-lined streets. Residences at 40 East End have been thoughtfully designed with light-filled gracious layouts, ceilings as high as 14 feet, and oversized casement windows with sweeping views of the East River and city skyline.
Many homes have Juliet balconies and private terraces, inviting effortless continuity between indoor and outdoor living. The unparalleled level of finishes and details create intimate interiors of maximum comfort, functionality and luxury. Natural white oak hardwood floors laid in a herringbone pattern, refined millwork casing and detailed crown molding work together to create depth and character in the expansive spaces. Ideal for both cooking and entertaining, spacious kitchens are outfitted with Italian Arabescato Cervaiole marble-slab countertops and backsplashes hand selected from the Apuan Alps in Tuscany, Italy; high-gloss lacquer Italian cabinetry custom-designed by Padini complement the space; upper cabinet doors featuring a unique woven metal mesh panel and beveled trim add a refined pattern to the kitchen composition; state-of-the-art appliances by Gaggenau are present. Master Bathrooms feature Italian Arabescato Cervaiole marble floors and walls detailed with fluted mirror-backed Bendheim glass; 6-foot cast iron soaking tubs; large walk-in showers and private water closets.
Elegant powder rooms are composed of port black stone slabs and millwork wainscot walls. The spaces also feature a polished nickel vanity with a white onyx countertop, Waterworks Henry faucet and hammered nickel sink. In the secondary bathroom a custom marble mosaic floor composed of Bianco Marcchieta and Nero Marquina is elegantly framed by a Nero Marquina surround. Each residence is equipped with functional luxuries including a large-capacity Whirlpool washer and vented dryer; radiant heat flooring; powder rooms and multi-zone heating and cooling systems for customized controls.
Arriving through the signature bronze filigree entry doors on East End Avenue or by the marble paneled porte-cochere for a discreet, covered vehicular entrance, residents are greeted by an intimate and welcoming lobby with a 24-hour doorman-concierge. Chevron-patterned marble floors; walls of ceruse white oak paneling with bronze inlay; and a stunning concierge desk that serve as a stylish focal point. Behind the desk, commissioned artwork by Parisian painter Julien Colombier portrays the lush foliage found at nearby Carl Schurz Park. The adjacent double-height Parlor Lounge features a custom chandelier and a curved staircase clad in marble and bronze. Just off the lobby is the soaring, double-height Parlor Lounge with a wet bar, dramatic chandelier, and sculptural marble staircase with bronze cladding. The second-floor suite of amenities includes: a well-appointed library, a sophisticated game room, a gourmet catering kitchen for entertaining, and a fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness center.
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The Maisonette (tri-level, 4-bed/3-bath, 2-power rooms and private garden, listed for $9,945,940) A one-of-a-kind residence at 40 East End, The Maisonette is a dynamic three-level residence with 4,888 SF of interior and 608 SF of exterior space, including four bedrooms, three full www.HighRiseLife.com
bathrooms, two powder rooms and a two tiered lushly landscaped private garden with an outdoor kitchen for the ultimate urban oasis. With its own private entrance on 81st street, surrounded by lush landscaping and trees, this unique home has all the benefits of independence and privacy of a traditional townhome without sacrificing the luxury and ease of a full-service building. The generously scaled residence features ceilings as high as 11-feet, a private elevator, oversized casement windows, custom moldings, 8-foot doors, a sprawling private landscaped garden and natural white oak flooring. Welcoming you into the home is a formal entry foyer and gallery, lined with marble floors, leading to an oversized living/formal dining room which overlooks the private garden. The garden comes complete with a signature water feature, an irrigation system, and outdoor kitchen with a built-in gas grill. At the center of the home and connecting all three levels is a spectacularly designed grand staircase. The open chef’s kitchen boasts high-gloss lacquer painted Italian cabinetry complemented by hand-selected Italian Arabescato Cervaiole marble slabs and a gracious kitchen island for entertaining. Upper cabinet doors have a unique woven metal mesh panel and beveled trim, adding a refined pattern to the kitchen composition. The kitchen is supported by sophisticated appliances by Gaggenau including a double oven, a dishwasher and a full height wine refrigerator.
The sprawling master bedroom suite on the second floor faces the garden and features two large walk-in closets. The ensuite master bathroom features hand selected Arabescato Cervaiole marble, fluted mirrored glass panels, and a custom Italian vanity with Waterworks Henry collection fixtures, finished in polished nickel. The master bathroom also features a deep, 6-foot soaking tub, oversized shower, private water closet, and radiant heated floors. In addition, a Butler’s pantry boasting a wine refrigerator, ice maker, sink, a Gaggenau dishwasher and a dumbwaiter connecting the pantry and kitchen one floor below is present along with a library. For more information, please visit www.40eastend.com.
REAL ESTATE | DEVELOPMENT
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Three Light Luxury Apartments Will Bring 450 Residents to the Heart of the Power & Light District as Demand for Downtown Living Continues to Grow The Cordish Companies and Kansas City Power & Light District today officially commenced construction on Three Light Luxury Apartments with a ceremonial groundbreaking event at the project site in the heart of the Power & Light District. Executives from Cordish and the Power & Light District were joined by Eric Bunch, Fourth District Kansas City Councilman; Brian Platt, City Manager, City of Kansas City, MO; Lantrina Stewart, 24
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Multifamily Housing; Paul Neidlein, JE Dunn Construction Company; and numerous community and business leaders to recognize this major milestone. Following the success of its predecessors One Light and Two Light Luxury Apartments, which have remained 97% occupied through the pandemic, Three Light’s construction
begins the third stage of luxury living in the Power & Light District. Three Light’s opening will bring the total number of new apartment units to downtown Kansas City by The Cordish Companies to 900 since the opening of One Light in 2015. Additionally, the Three Light project is creating 500 construction jobs. “Three Light is a sign of great optimism and progress for downtown, especially needed www.HighRiseLife.com
as we continue to navigate the ongoing effects of the pandemic,” said Nick Benjamin, Managing Partner of The Cordish Companies’ Midwest portfolio. “We are proud that One Light and Two Light have become vital parts of the renaissance of downtown Kansas City and are eager to see the vision for Three Light start to reveal itself to the community as work progresses and the tower begins to rise.” “This next phase of development at the Power and Light District is a symbol and example of what successful development in Kansas City can and should be,” said Brian Platt, City Manager, City of Kansas City, MO. “The real estate market in Kansas City is strong and continuing to build momentum, and we look forward to future mixed income developments here that also include workforce and affordable housing.”
Twenty-Six Stories Of Light Situated at the vibrant intersection of the Power & Light District and Crossroads Art District, Three Light will bring another 450 residents to downtown. The 26-story, 288-unit building will feature 19 floors of studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and penthouse apartments, a seven-story garage with 472 parking spaces and 7,600 sq. ft. of retail space on the first floor. Units offer floor-to-ceiling windows with inspiring views of the city, gourmet kitchens, luxury Quartz countertops, private balconies, finishes typical of high-end condominiums and more. “We are extremely excited to be introducing Three Light Luxury Apartments to the Power & Light District and downtown Kansas City,” said Emelyna Aurich, Director of Property Management for Cordish Living. “Three Light will offer its residents a first-class living experience with spectacular views, resort-style amenities and curated concierge services. We look forward to welcoming more residents to downtown Kansas City in the fall of 2023.”
An Elevated Living Experience Like its sister properties, Three Light will boast a suite of amenities that will rival any apartment or condo building anywhere in the United States. The building will feature over 30,000 sq. ft. of indoor
and outdoor amenity space including an exterior deck overlooking 14th Street, infinity pool, indoor-outdoor bar, demonstration kitchen and theater room. Additionally, Three Light will have a sky bridge directly above Walnut Street linking it to Two Light, allowing residents of both towers to share their buildings’ social amenities. Building amenities include: An expansive outdoor terrace featuring an infinity-edge pool and outdoor spa with views of downtown Kansas City Demonstration and entertainment kitchen State-of-the-art jazz-inspired theater room experience Club room featuring a full-service, indoor-outdoor bar and fireplace Indoor-outdoor party room Fitness center Business center and conference room A variety of coworking experiences Controlled-access building, including parking garage Pet-friendly community 24-hour lobby attendant and personal concierge services Valet dry cleaning and laundry services Exclusive resident events
Celebrating Kansas City’s Vibrant Musical Heritage Three Light celebrates the city’s rich musical legacy with visual salutes to Kansas City jazz legends Count Basie and Charlie “Bird” Parker. Interior design riffs marry musical instruments
with luxury function – black and white piano keys, warm wood tones, bold brass notes – all in the pursuit of the ultimate resident experience. “Three Light’s character will be enhanced by honoring Kansas City’s long-standing jazz heritage through art and interior design,” said Marnie Sauls, Executive Director of Residential Management for Cordish Living. “The mural featuring Kansas City jazz legends, Count Basie and Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, will be replicated on the side of the building by acclaimed Kansas City-based artist, Alexander Austin.” Austin also completed two major murals on the exterior of Two Light that pay special tribute to great people and moments in Kansas City’s history.
An Award Winning Team Three Light will be constructed and designed by an award-winning team including Kansas City-based JE Dunn Construction, Hord Coplan Macht, RD
Jones + Associates, and Selbert Perkins Design. Hord Coplan Macht and RD Jones + Associates served as the lead project architect and interior designer for Two Light, respectively. All have been nationally recognized for their work on Cordish projects as well as many others around the country. Several of these awards and recognitions include: “It’s been a great honor to have built with The Cordish Companies on landmark downtown projects that have helped to reinvigorate and serve a vibrant Kansas City,” said Paul Neidlein, Midwest President of JE Dunn Construction. “From the vision the company had with the Power & Light District, to One Light, Two Light and now Three Light Luxury Apartments, we are grateful for the relationship we have with The Cordish Companies and the positive impact the company has had not only on the Kansas City skyline, but also in our community. This project will be built with the goal of using close to 100% local onsite construction labor and 22% of the work is awarded to MBE/WBE firms. We are honored to work with The Cordish Companies to prioritize a local and diverse workforce.” Three Light brings the total amount of streetcar-related investment in downtown to more than $1.1 billion and brings the total number of market-rate new construction downtown apartments announced since the beginning of construction of both the streetcar and One Light Luxury Apartments to more than 7,500. For more information, please visit ThreeLightKC.com.
REAL ESTATE | DEVELOPMENT
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The Brooklyn Tower
Takes the Crown as Brooklyn’s First Supertall Skyscraper
DS Development Group and SHoP Architects announce the topping out of The Brooklyn Tower at 9 DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn—the borough’s first supertall skyscraper—at 1,066 feet. Here heritage and modernity meet: The landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn has been creatively incorporated into an imaginative new building that soars to 93 stories and sets a new standard for the borough. Formed by interlocking hexagons and dramatic cascading setbacks in a facade of shimmering bronzes and deep blacks, the Brooklyn Tower is a monumental new residential building in Downtown Brooklyn with unprecedented views over city, river, and harbor. The project will house residences for sale and lease, with retail at its base. Rising from the native geometries of the neighborhood streets, the Tower’s striking form draws inspiration from the hexagonal composition and patterning of the historic Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn and its landmarked interior, where locals could once open a savings account for as little as a dime. Designed by esteemed architects Halsey, McCormack & Helmer (1931-1932), a significant expansion of Mowbray & Uffinger’s building (1906-1908) on the same site, the historic structure has been celebrated by critics for its civic-minded urban design and was designated a New York City landmark in 1994. As one of the largest savings banks constructed in the country, the institution played a critical role in the development and growth of Brooklyn and serves as a prominent gateway to the Fulton Street Mall shopping district. Decommissioned as a working bank, the space will become publicly accessible once again as a new retail flagship. The 115-year-old
structure is being carefully restored and thoughtfully integrated with the new tower through the introduction of a retail entry at Flatbush Avenue Extension and at Fleet Street (one of the tower’s two entrances), where residents will enter the tower’s main lobby through the Ionic colonnade. On the roof deck, residents will be able to swim, lounge, and barbeque around the historic dome. The distinctive materiality of The Brooklyn Tower incorporates white marble at its base and evolves to blackened stainless steel and shades of bronze and copper as the tower ascends. The facade powerfully holds its shape, texture, and materiality at every angle, deploying a wide variety of fluted, cylindrical, and triangular shapes arranged in a strongly vertical composition between oversize glass panes. This combination of effects gives The Brooklyn Tower an expression that is at once welcoming, seriously dramatic and extravagantly playful. Globally recognized for its historic architecture, verdant tree-lined streets, abundant greenspace, vibrant culinary
scene, and thriving creative community, Brooklyn has long enjoyed and celebrated a unique cultural identity distinct from the other boroughs. Brooklyn welcomes and sustains a diverse population from all backgrounds, fostering deep contributions across a variety of industries. The design of the Brooklyn Tower honors the undeniable spirit, expressive culture, and rich diversity and history that Brooklyn is known for, standing proud as a symbol of these everlasting attributes. The Brooklyn Tower is bound by DeKalb Avenue, Fleet Street, and Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn. This is of the most connected neighborhoods in New York City, with unrivaled transportation access to 13 subway lines, 11 commuter trains via the LIRR at Atlantic Center, and 22 Citibike stations. Downtown Brooklyn lives at the intersection of three of Brooklyn’s most beloved Brownstone neighborhoods (Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, and Fort Greene), with proximity to DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights. Downtown Brooklyn is the third-largest central business district in New York City and home to a robust technology and innovation sector, shopping along Fulton Street and nearby Atlantic Avenue, and more than 100 arts and cultural institutions, including centers for the neighborhood and the city the Brooklyn Art Museum, BRIC, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Barclays Center. Brooklyn is a major culinary destination, with nearby DeKalb Market Hall, Grand Army, Gage & Tollner, Roman’s by Andrew Tarlow, and the famed Junior’s Cheesecake. Residents will also be in proximity to some of the city’s finest public parks and greenspaces, including beloved Fort Greene Park just five blocks away, the recently revitalized Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the borough’s flagship Prospect Park. Significant new growth in the residential and hospitality sectors has ushered in a new era of 24/7 living 29
in the neighborhood, while other streetscape transformations are underway. “Today marks a significant milestone for Brooklyn and New York City as The Brooklyn Tower reaches its peak, continuing Brooklyn’s long history of design innovation and bold thinking,” said Michael Stern, Founder and CEO of JDS Development, the developer and builder of the project. “We take great pride in the thoughtful work that SHoP and our JDS Construction team have done to create this unprecedented new tower, while carefully preserving the historic Brooklyn landmark.” The Brooklyn Tower represents yet another large-scale adaptive reuse project in New York City by JDS Development Group. The firm is known for complex assemblages, self-performing construction in New York City projects, and moving markets through transformative, design-forward projects that have raised the bar for new development real estate and challenged the status quo. The Brooklyn Tower is the third large-scale, mixed-use project by JDS and SHoP in New York City, which include the iconic 111 West 57th Street on Central Park (another supertall 30
with a landmarked adaptive-reuse component) and the American Copper Buildings on the East River. Additional large-scale projects are in the works for the Lower East Side at 247 Cherry Street, and in Brickell, Miami, at 1 Southside Park. “The SHoP team is thrilled to be a part of a project that is so impactful to one of the world’s most acclaimed skylines,” said Gregg Pasquarelli, Founding Principal of SHoP Architects. “As more people look to move to Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, the detail that went into the texture and shape of the structure was critical. We wanted it to remain authentic, with that baroque, Brooklyn charm, but also look crisp and modern to capture the borough’s constant state of growth and influence.” The Brooklyn Tower features approximately 550 residences—150 residences for purchase and 400 residences for lease—with almost 100,000 square feet of retail at its base. The project also includes over 100,000 square feet of amenities, including state-of the-art health and fitness spaces offering diverse
programming, and unprecedented, elevated outdoor loggias for skyline lounging and recreation. Thirty percent of the rentals are designated as affordable housing. Residences for purchase start at an elevation over 500 feet, where most penthouses cap nearby new development projects, and offer sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling windows of the Manhattan skyline, the East River, the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor, Prospect Park, and all of Brooklyn. Residence interiors were designed by AD100 design firm Gachot Studios, with amenity interior design lead by Krista Ninivaggi of Woods Bagot, and landscape design by HMWhite. The building will engage a wide network of creative talent from the borough and beyond in the project. Douglas Elliman is the exclusive marketing, sales, and leasing agent. The Brooklyn Tower is anticipated to launch residences for sale in early 2022, residences for lease mid-2022, and open for occupancy late 2022, forging a new residential and commercial destination for New York City. For more information and to stay informed on the project’s progress, please visit thebrooklyntower.com. www.HighRiseLife.com
REAL ESTATE | DEVELOPMENT
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The First Non-Profit City in The World His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Mohammed bin Salman Misk Foundation, announced the launch of Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Non-Profit City, the first non-profit city in the world, to be a model for the development of the non-profit sector globally and an incubator for youth and volunteer groups as well as local and international non-profit institutions. HRH the Crown Prince said: “This will be the first non-profit city of its kind which will contribute to achieving the goals of Mohammed bin Salman Misk Foundation in supporting innovation, entrepreneurship and qualifying future leaders by defining non-profit work in its internal operational concept and in terms of opportunities and youth training programs it will provide. In addition, the project will provide 32
services that contribute to creating an attractive environment for all beneficiaries of the city’s offerings.” HRH added: “Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Non-Profit City which implements the Digital Twin model, will host academies, colleges, ‘Misk Schools’, a conference center, a science museum, a creative center offering a space to support the ambitions of innovators in sciences and new generation technology such as AI, IOT and Robotics. It will also feature an arts academy and arts gallery, performing art theatre, play area, cooking academy and integrated residential complex. In addition, the city will host venture capital firms and investors to support and incubate innovative enterprises to drive community contributions from around the world.”
Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Non-Profit City, the first non-profit of its kind, is located on a land dedicated by His Highness the Crown Prince, in Iraqi neighborhood, adjacent to Wadi Hanifa, on an area of around 3.4 sq km. The city’s masterplan embodies a humancentered, advanced digital metropolis designed to be sustainable, pedestrian-friendly, and will allocate more than 44 per cent of the total area for green open spaces to promoting sustainable development. The announcement of Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Non-Profit City is led by the goal of creating a vibrant Saudi youth talent system to shape the future of the Kingdom and the world, by encouraging learning and developing leadership skills among youth. Details surrounding development phases and progress of the city will be announced in the coming months. www.HighRiseLife.com
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The 41st Annual Bild Awards
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Great Gulf Continues to Lead in the Industry as Home Builder of the Year for Mid/High-Rise
GREAT GULF was recognized as Home Builder of the Year Mid/High-Rise at the 41st Annual Building Industry and Land Development Association Awards. This is a seventh win for Great Gulf as home builder of the year. This award recognizes the mid-rise or high-rise builder who sets the standard for the rest of the industry through their professionalism and dedication to excellence. They are a leader in improving the overall image of the industry through their commitment to quality, caring for their customers and staff and contributing to their community. The builder exemplifies excellence in design and construction quality, customer care and professional development of staff, and contribution to the community, the industry and to BILD. A key component of the judging process is a customer satisfaction survey, which ensures that the end-user’s experience is factored into the award criteria. November 2021
“What a great honour and achievement to receive the title of Home Builder of the Year Mid/High-Rise by BILD. This prestigious Pinnacle Award celebrates the work of the entire Great Gulf Group,” said Niall Collins, Great Gulf President Residential. “I would like to recognize Tucker HiRise, the High-Rise Development Team, the Mid-Rise Development Team, the Design Group, Sustainability and Building Sciences, Customer Care, Sales and Marketing, Construction and Procurement, Housing and Land Development, H+ME Technology, Draft, and First Gulf for their ongoing commitment to excellence.” Great Gulf was also recognized as a finalist for Home Builder of the Year Low-Rise and Best Semi-Detached/Townhome Design-Milton Village. Learn more at www.greatgulf.com 33
REAL ESTATE | INVESTING
How Landowners Can Easily Lower their Tax Liability Written by Pat Snyder 34
onservation easements are a boon to landowners, which allow them to lower their tax liabilities and conserve valuable natural and historic resources. Conservation easements have gained in popularity in the last few decades; the total number of acres protected under conservation easement by 2015 was 21 million acres, an 834 percent increase from two million acres in 1995 (source: National Conservation Ease Database 2020). This number continues to grow as more landowners learn how conservation easements may be of financial benefit, create legacy opportunities, and how these tools can be used as a long-term solution to protect and preserve natural resources that benefit the communities where they are located. Let’s look at what conservation easements are, and why—if you own land that holds value—it makes sense to investigate the benefits landowners stand to gain from conservation easements.
What is a conservation easement? A conservation easement is a legal agreement that transfers certain rights, such as the right to develop a property, and grants the right to enforce that agreement to a land trust or government agency. Conservation easements are almost always permanent. The land itself is still privately owned and can be sold or used in other ways, within the confines of those restrictions. The land being placed in a conservation easement must have some public benefit and must be accepted by the land trust, but the easement does not always require public access. Normally the conservation will be focused on protecting one or more of the following: important plant and wildlife habitat, water quality, forest stewardship and preservation, scenic enjoyment, and/or historically important land. Most of the time, the easements are donated by landowners and in return, the owner receives a tax incentive for the donation. In some cases, such as land that has very sensitive natural resources, where public use is a significant conservation objective, a trust may decide to buy the land or pay for an easement instead of receiving it through a donation.
Why donate a conservation easement? Landowners choose to donate conservation easements for several reasons such as protecting the land from development and protecting natural resources. Some want to leave behind a legacy that will remain in perpetuity. Additionally, federal tax benefits for donations may be substantial and allow for a landowner to offset the value of the donation by taking a deduction of up to 50% of their adjusted gross income for up to 15 years until the donation value is met.
How do you set up a conservation easement? To fully understand this topic and its applicability, it will require consultation with many professionals including some or all the following: your local land trust organization, land brokers, land and ecological planners, appraisers, attorneys, accountants, surveyors, fauna and flora consultants, and other professionals. The first place to start is often with a local land trust to discuss the property and landowner goals, to see if there is potential for a conservation easement and to identify what the process is for putting an easement in place. From there, further evaluation of the property and negotiation of the easement terms will need to take place. State laws differ on the formalities that need to be adhered to when you donate a conservation easement, so it is always recommended to hire the services of an attorney to make sure the grant covers nothing more or less than what you want to donate and is compliant with all state and federal laws that are applicable in your locality. And, if the tax benefits are important, the landowner will want to discuss with their tax advisor to learn how the donation might financially benefit them before agreeing to any easements. In short, conservation easements are legal agreements through which landowners transfer certain rights to a land trust or public agency to meet altruistic, legacy, conservation, or land management goals and they may receive federal and/or state tax benefits for these actions which protect privately held wildlife habitat, water quality, and forests. Pat Snyder is a Managing Broker with National Land Realty, the nation’s fastest growing land brokerage company.
Homebuying Demand Reaches All-Time High The seasonally adjusted Redfin Homebuyer Demand Index hit a new high amid relative strength in the number of homes being listed Redfin’s Homebuyer Demand Index hit a new all-time high since at least 2017, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This is a tell-tale sign of strong ongoing housing demand during a time of year when the market typically slows. The Redfin Homebuyer Demand Index is a seasonally adjusted measure of requests for home tours and other home-buying services from Redfin agents and Redfin partner agents to whom the company refers business. The market also continues to speed up, with an increasing share of homes selling within two weeks. Demand is accelerating as the number of homes listed for sale is decreasing at a slightly slower rate than in 2019 and 2020. New listings are down 12% for six weeks earlier, but this is a smaller drop than the 18% decrease over the same period in 2019. “The economy is recovering strongly, and mortgage rates are still near all-time lows. Those two forces combined have caused homebuying demand to hit a record high,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl 36
Fairweather. “People who tried to buy a home in the spring are coming back for round two, only to find the market is still quite difficult because of a lack of homes for sale. A lot of homebuyers wish they had bought last year, now that it’s not just homes that are more expensive, but also gas, groceries and dining out. Many buyers today are limited to move-in ready homes because it is so difficult and expensive to purchase new appliances or find contractors to make improvements.” Key housing market takeaways for 400+ U.S. metro areas: Unless otherwise noted, this data covers the four-week period ending November 14. Redfin’s housing market data goes back through 2012.
The median home-sale price increased 13% year over year to $357,881. This was up 30% from the same period in 2019 and up 2.1% from a month earlier. Over the same period in 2019, prices were down 0.1%, and in 2020 home prices rose 0.6%. www.HighRiseLife.com
Asking prices of newly listed homes were up 13% from the same time a year ago and up 27% from 2019 to a median of $354,725. Pending home sales were up 7% year over year, and up 51% compared to the same period in 2019. New listings of homes for sale were down 3% from a year earlier but up 11% from 2019. Since the four-week period ending October 3, new listings are down 12%, a smaller decline than over the same period in 2019 (-18%) and in 2020 (-15%). Active listings (the number of homes listed for sale at any point during the period) fell 22% from 2020 and 41% from 2019. 45% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within the first two weeks on the market, above the 40% rate of a year earlier and the 29% rate in 2019. Since the four-week period ending September 19, the share of homes under contract within two weeks is up 1.8 percentage points. During the same time in 2019, the share fell 2.4 points. 32% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within one week of hitting the market, up from 28% during the same period a year earlier and 18% in 2019. Since the four-week period ending September 12, the share of homes under contract within a week is up 2.6 percentage points. During the same time in 2019, the share fell 1.9 points. Homes that sold were on the market for a median of 24 days, more than a week longer than the all-time low of 16 days seen in late June and July, November 2021
down from 31 days a year earlier and 46 days in 2019. 44% of homes sold above list price, up from 35% a year earlier and 21% in 2019. On average, 4.4% of homes for sale each week had a price drop, up 0.9 percentage points from the same time in 2020 and up 0.1 points from this time in 2019. The average sale-to-list price ratio, which measures how close homes are selling to their asking prices, has declined just 0.1 points from 100.6% to 100.5% over the past month. In other words, the average home sold for 0.5% above its asking price. Other leading indicators of homebuying activity: Mortgage purchase applications increased 2% week over week (seasonally adjusted) during the week ending November 12. For the week ending November 10, 30-year mortgage rates fell to 2.98%. Touring activity is outpacing 2019 by at least 5% through November 14 relative to the first week of January according to home tour technology company Showing Time. The Redfin Homebuyer Demand Index rose 6.7 points during the week ending November 14 to its highest level on record since the data began in 2017 and was up 23% from a year earlier. For more information or to contact a local Redfin real estate agent, visit www.redfin.com. 37
AUTOMOBILE | RIDE
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Rolls Royce Motor Cars Announces First Fully Electric Car In an historic announcement, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced today, that on-road testing of its first fully electric motor car is imminent. In announcing this seminal moment for the marque, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said: “Today is the most significant day in the history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars since 4th May 1904. On that date, our founding fathers, Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce, first met and agreed that they were going to create ‘the best motor car in the world’. “Using the most advanced technology available to them at the time and by applying their remarkable engineering minds, these two pioneers elevated early internal combustion engine cars, from noisy, uncomfortable and rudimentary means of transportation, by setting a completely new benchmark of distinction. “The cars they created, introduced to the world a true luxury experience and secured for Rolls-Royce the ultimate pinnacle position that it 38
continues to occupy, unchallenged, to this day. The marque has continued to define the very best in internal combustion motoring for more than a century. “Today, 117 years later, I am proud to announce that Rolls-Royce is to begin the on-road testing programme for an extraordinary new product that will elevate the global all-electric car revolution and create the first – and finest – super-luxury product of its type. This is not a prototype. It’s the real thing, it will be tested in plain sight and our clients will take first deliveries of the car in the fourth quarter of 2023.”
A Prophecy Fulfilled “The use of electric motors is not a new concept for Rolls-Royce. Sir Henry Royce was fascinated by all things electrified, and his first venture, named F. H. Royce and Company, created dynamos, electric crane motors and patented the bayonet-style light bulb fitting. www.HighRiseLife.com
“However, it was Charles Rolls who truly prophesied an electrified future for automobiles. In April 1900 he experienced an early electric motor car named the Columbia and declared its electric drive to be ideal. “Rolls said, ‘The electric car is perfectly noiseless and clean. There is no smell or vibration, and they should become very useful when fixed charging stations can be arranged. But for now, I do not anticipate that they will be very serviceable – at least for many years to come.’ “Charles Rolls’ prophecy has been the subject of constant consideration during the marque’s Goodwood era. But we have not been satisfied that available technology could support the Rolls-Royce experience. Until now.
and we will travel to all four corners of the world to push this new motor car to the limit. “You will see these test cars on roads, around the world. Look out for them they will be in plain sight. They will be tested in all conditions and over all terrains on their multi-million-mile journey – that will literally accelerate Rolls-Royce into the future.”
A New Name: A New Legacy “This Rolls-Royce is the fulfilment of a prophecy and it represents a promise kept as we embark upon a unique undertaking. It is the beginning of a new legacy for our brand. In that spirit, we have decided on a completely
“Now is the time to change the course of the future of luxury. We embark on this bold new future with a huge advantage. Electric drive is uniquely and perfectly suited to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, more so than any other automotive brand. It is silent, refined and creates torque almost instantly, going on to generate tremendous power. This is what we at Rolls-Royce call ‘waftability’. “At Rolls-Royce, we have been experimenting with an electric powertrain for some time. In 2011 we revealed 102EX, a fully operational all-electric Phantom. We followed this in 2016 with our fully electric 103EX, which represented our vision for the marque several decades into the future.”
A Remarkable Undertaking “Charles Rolls’ prophecy and my promise have led us to a seminal moment for the marque. Rolls-Royce has embarked on an historic and unique undertaking, which today becomes a reality. Our designers and engineers have worked relentlessly to bring us here: we are now ready to commence road-testing of the first all-electric Rolls-Royce in history. “This fundamental change in our powertrain technology requires that we challenge every single aspect of the product before we offer it to the most discerning and demanding individuals in the world – our Rolls-Royce clients. “To do this, we have conceived the most demanding testing programme in Rolls-Royce’s history. We will cover 2.5 million kilometres – a simulation of more than 400 years of use for a Rolls-Royce, on average
new name for this car. A name that is as powerful and evocative as the nameplates that have served us so perfectly for the past century – names like Phantom, Ghost and Wraith. It’s a name that perfectly fits the ethereal and other worldly environment within which our products exist – a name that we have reserved especially for this moment: Spectre. “Spectre is a name given to otherworldly beings synonymous with great power and apparition; creatures of an alternative realm that make their presence felt through fleeting manifestation. A spectre forces the world to pause. It dominates the space it occupies. Then, as quickly as it appears, it dissipates, leaving a wake of exhilaration, energy, and intrigue. “This name perfectly matches the extraordinary Rolls-Royce that we are announcing today – a motor car that makes its presence felt before disappearing into a world inaccessible to all but the very few. As a quintessentially British brand, we have selected the British spelling, however the meaning is universal.
An Extraordinary Future “With this new product we set out our credentials for the full electrification of our entire product portfolio by 2030. By then, Rolls-Royce will no longer be in the business of producing or selling any internal combustion engine products. “Spectre is the living fulfilment of Charles Rolls’ Prophecy. My Promise, made on behalf of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, is kept. Now we begin a remarkable undertaking. I am proud that we will continue to propel the world’s most progressive and influential women and men into a brilliant, electrified future.” November 2021
HEALTH | BEAUTY
Consider Food Sensitivities
When Making Your Holiday Menu This Year Written by Dr. Chad Larson
When it comes to your health and the holidays, family gatherings and home-cooked feasts can take a toll on more than just your waistline. Factors such as stress and indulgent treats, exacerbated by cold and flu season, can strain your immune system at a time when it’s more important than ever for it to be in peak condition. While we may not have perfect control over invisible threats in our environments, such as viruses and bacteria, some immune insults are more easily managed than others. Along with stress management, getting good sleep (and enough of it), keeping up personal relationships and exercising, one critical way to support your immune system is through a thoughtful diet. Whether you’re planning your own holiday feast menu or taking a seat at your loved one’s table, the meal choices you make matter. Our immune systems can be dysregulated by metabolic issues such as diabetes that stem from diets high in fats, sugars and processed foods — all popular staples on many holiday menus. And for those with food sensitivities, the wrong choice can cause acute and chronic imbalances that make you more vulnerable to pathogens. The foods we choose have a very direct effect on our immune systems and ability to fight off illness. This holiday season, take control of your health and plan a delicious feast while keeping food sensitivities top of mind. Consider these common holiday treats and meals that might leave you feeling less than 100 percent: Sugar intake: Studies show that foods with a higher sugar content can suppress your immune system for around five hours after a single exposure. Just 75 grams of sugar can hinder the immune system by weakening white blood cells, which your body needs to fight off infection. During a season where sweet treats are always within reach, sugar consumption can add up quickly. For context, there are approximately 32 grams of sugar in a slice of pumpkin pie, 25 grams in a slice of
jellied cranberry sauce and 39 grams in a can of Coca-Cola. If you can’t shake your sweet tooth, remember that moderation is key and aim for roughly 25 grams recommended by the World Health Organization. Gluten- and wheat-containing foods: Your holiday spread is likely packed with gluten and wheat, from stuffing and rolls to pie crust and even breadcrumbs on a green bean casserole. While the well-known celiac disease impacts around 1 percent of the American population, six times as many suffer from non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) — millions of people experience inflammation, the immune system’s first line of defense. Research conducted at Columbia University Medical Center in 2016 also confirmed that wheat exposure for individuals with gluten sensitivity triggers a systemic immune reaction and accompanying intestinal cell damage (a condition referred to as non-celiac wheat sensitivity). Ultra-processed foods: If you are planning to prepare any meal that is grain-based, it is most likely ultra-processed. Examples are breads, cookies, pastries, cakes, pies, chips, and muffins. Ultra-processed food consumption has been associated with inflammation, oxidation, and immune system dysfunction. Ultra-processed foods have also been shown to increase the risk of obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia all major causes of chronic disease today. Unfortunately, ultra-processed foods do not represent an occasional indulgence or treat, they have become a staple, making up almost 70% of the diet. Dairy: You may want to hold the butter or milk in your mashed potatoes or enjoy pumpkin pie without whipped cream. It’s common for aging adults to experience a decrease in lactase production — meaning it’s difficult to break down lactose in the dishes we’ve come to love in our Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 65 percent of the global population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy. This can lead to the weakening of contractions in the large intestine or bacterial overgrowth, among other symptoms. Immune reactivity to dairy proteins can also be a problem.
Ultimately, don’t restrict yourself unnecessarily from your favorite holiday foods, but do enter the holiday season being aware of your options. Keep a record of any potential reactions throughout the year and plan your menu accordingly. But what if you’re unaware of a food sensitivity? The process of identifying a reaction and pinpointing the cause can be a long and taxing journey of eliminating foods and slowly reintroducing them one at a time. Because there can be significant cross-reactions between food we eat, it’s often difficult to determine the exact cause of digestive discomfort. Food sensitivities are increasingly common. But rather than self-diagnosing perceived symptoms, current lab technology allows us to test for food sensitivities and take the guesswork out of treatment. The Array 10 test from Cyrex Laboratories can detect autoimmune reactivity to 180 food antigens in cooked, raw, modified or processed forms of common products like dairy, eggs and grains. By identifying dietary-related triggers early, you can work with your doctor to minimize reactive foods ahead of your holiday dinner. With diet protocol in place — one that takes all food sensitivities into consideration, you’ll be ready to spread holiday cheer with your immune system in tip-top shape.
About the Author Dr. Chad Larson, NMD, DC, CCN, CSCS, Advisor and Consultant on Clinical Consulting Team for Cyrex Laboratories. Dr. Larson holds a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD
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The St. Regis Macao Celebrates the Festive Season 42
he St. Regis Macao is celebrating the festive season with a range of exquisite dining experiences at The Manor and The St. Regis Bar in December.
The Manor Just in time for the year end festivities, The Manor welcomed Janet Yuen as its new Restaurant Manager. A Hong Kong native, Janet brings with her 14 years of fine dining restaurant experience including key roles in Michelin-starred restaurants. Together with Executive Sous Chef Michele Dell’Aquila and Sommelier David Duan, they form the dream team trio at The Manor. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, The Manor will offer a six-course festive set dinner featuring Brittany Scampi, Artichoke Fagottelli with Red Prawns, Rhug Estate Pheasant and Panettone paired with Valrhona Dulcey Chocolate and Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream. To celebrate the arrival of 2022, The Manor will present a six-course New Year’s Eve dinner featuring Ōra King Salmon and Sea Urchin, Britany Lobster, Saffron Risotto, Seabass and Langoustine, Smoked Pigeon, Japanese Akaushi Beef and Five Chocolate Variation and Gold. Guests are also welcomed to choose from a selection of exquisite wines to complement their dishes. For those who wish to celebrate the festive season at home, the culinary team at The Manor has prepared exceptional take-home delights including the Roasted Whole Turkey Ballotine stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Foie Gras, 9kg Pomegranate Glazed Bone-in Gammon Ham Set and festive log cake.
The St. Regis Bar For rum and chocolate lovers, The St. Regis Bar will be presenting the Xocolate X Rum experience where guests can enjoy a set of four different unique rums with chocolates and rum cocktails from December 1 to 31. To farewell 2021, guests are invited to count down to 2022 in the style of The Great Gatsby at The St. Regis Bar. Millionaire Jay will be hosting the event throughout the evening with unparalleled performances by resident artiste Aaron Lo, Rita Portela, Jandira and friends to countdown to the new year. Guests can order gourmet fare including Calvisius Beluga Caviar, Alaskan King Crab, Blackmore Wagyu Beef Tartar and much more to celebrate the New Year at the best address. For more information about The St. Regis Bar, visit www.thestregisbarmacao.com. November 2021
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FOOD | RECIPE
' ’Tis the Holiday Baking Season One of the best parts of the holidays is the aromas and flavors of the season, from walnuts and cinnamon to peppermint and nutmeg. Sweet treats and mouthwatering desserts can bring family and friends around the table to celebrate the season together, one bite at a time. During your festive gatherings this year, choose walnuts as the star baking ingredient. As many home cooks turn to wholesome ingredients that offer health benefits this holiday baking season, California walnuts make for a perfect addition to almost any dish and are an excellent source of omega-3 ALA (2.5g/oz). With a buttery flavor that elevates traditional and modern recipes, home bakers can do more with walnuts in the kitchen. Part pumpkin, part cheesecake, this Walnut Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart spices up the classic pumpkin pie recipe. Top it, or other favorite desserts, with light and airy Vanilla Walnut Whipped Cream flavored with honey and vanilla to complement festive dishes.
Walnut Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart Total time: 2 hours, 30 minutes Servings: 12 Sweet Tart Crust: 1 1/4 cups flour 1/3 cup California walnuts, finely chopped 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/3 cup salted butter, softened 1 large egg nonstick cooking spray Filling: 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup California walnuts, coarsely chopped whipped cream, for serving (optional) To make sweet tart crust: In medium bowl, stir flour, walnuts and powdered sugar. Stir in butter and egg. Using fork, stir well until soft dough forms. Gather into ball and wrap
tightly. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, or until dough is easy to handle. Preheat oven to 350 F and coat 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom with nonstick cooking spray. Lay pastry dough on lightly floured board and roll into 11-inch circle. Press dough into bottom and sides of prepared pan and poke with fork on bottom and sides. Bake 20 minutes. To make filling: In medium bowl, whisk pumpkin and cream cheese until smooth. Add brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, egg and egg yolk, beating until incorporated. Pour into prepared crust and top with walnuts. Bake 40 minutes, or until filling is set when pan is gently tapped. Remove from oven and let cool. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve each slice with dollop of whipped cream. This holiday season, pick up a bag of walnuts for all your baking needs. To discover more festive dessert ideas, visit walnuts.org. 45
TRAVEL | LEISURE
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Santo Mauro, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Madrid Offers Global Explorers Immersive Luxury in the Heart of the City The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, has announced the opening of Santo Mauro, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Madrid, marking The Luxury Collection’s debut in the fabled city. Located in the traditional aristocratic district of Chamberí, the hotel serves as a gateway to Madrid’s most exciting and desirable experiences and is just steps away from an array of cultural attractions, including the Sorolla Museum, charming flamenco shows at the Teatros del Canal and Andén 0 Metro Station, an exhibition space in a restored tube station. The historic building, with an intriguing past dating back to the 18th century, served as the former residence of the Duke of Santo Mauro. An emblematic oasis in the heart of Madrid, the guest rooms, public areas, restaurants, and gardens have all undergone a thoughtful renovation. The property consists of three buildings surrounded by pristine gardens with centuries-old chestnut trees, all of which can be admired from the hotel’s enchanting garden terrace. Adorned with elegant custom furniture and art pieces, the 49-guest-room property features 10 magnificent suites offering select outdoor balconies overlooking the hotel’s lush greenery.
Elevated Palatial Interiors At the helm of the transformation, renowned interior designer Lorenzo Castillo, ensured the next chapter of the building’s journey honored its Spanish heritage through stunning décor that reflects the hotel’s remarkable location in the heart of Madrid. Guests residing at the hotel will enthralled by the opulent, clean design details as each renovated space provokes a sense of unparalleled authenticity. The guest rooms have been refreshed with natural materials such as stone, marble and wood. Furnishings of plush leather, midnight blue velvet and silk have been introduced to bring a modern but elegant feel to the renovated palace. A color palette of neutral earthy tones ensures a balance between traditional warmth and add a modern touch throughout the palatial guest rooms and suites. Steeped in history, the hotel’s interiors evoke that of a Spanish noble house of the 18th century, which often saw styles of design collide. Eras effortlessly coexist, from the Georgian English Library complete with warm oak shelving, vibrant green and gold velvets to The Chinese Lounge displaying a graceful mix of oriental influences, with wall coverings www.HighRiseLife.com
and fabrics in different rich chinoiserie patterns. Sophisticated tones of black and gold lacquered furniture and Qing Dynasty portraits adorn the walls throughout the property nodding to the decorative taste of the building’s illustrious past owners. “Madrid is simultaneously a spirited, modern metropolis and a place of discovery imbued with the rich history of the Spanish capital,” said Philipp Weghmann, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. “The destination is a natural fit for The Luxury Collection and our global explorers who seek immersive cultural experiences, and we cannot wait to welcome them at Santo Mauro, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Madrid.”
A True Epicurean Destination A city of grand gastronomic culture, the hotel introduces acclaimed Chef Rafael Peña, who has honed his skills in some of the world’s best kitchens and owns his own popular restaurant, Gresca, in Barcelona. Rafael will take over the culinary concept at La Biblioteca and El Jardin and present menus
inspired by the meals of noble houses with sensational tasting menus and dedicated offerings for the Spanish ritual of late breakfast and the afternoon snack ‘La Merienda’. As the name hints, La Biblioteca is home to treasured books and antiques, providing an inviting atmosphere of effortless sophistication to serve couples, families, friends, and groups alike. Those looking for a more relaxed dining experience can unwind in El Jardin, the garden of Santo Mauro, which offers a stunning, new outdoor terrace. For after dinner drinks, El Bar is the perfect spot to seek out serving cocktails and snacks designed to perfectly pair with each drink.
Wellness and Relaxation This tranquil escape from the city comes complete with an indoor pool, perfect for those who want to unwind after a day of exploring Madrid’s bustling center. A new spa and fitness area will debut as a part of the second phase of the renovations which is set to commence in summer 2022.
Exceptional Meeting and Event Spaces With the hotel’s grand architecture providing the perfect backdrop, Santo Mauro is poised to welcome all occasions from business meetings to special events with seven spaces to choose from. A part-outdoor event space is also set to be revealed in summer 2022. For more information, please visit marriott.com.
HEALTH || LEISURE TRAVEL BEAUTY
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The All-New Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale A modern reflection of the classic yacht club lifestyle, the all-new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale is now confirming arrivals for its opening in early 2022. A prime beachfront address in the heart of a celebrated vacation city, Four Seasons is bringing unrivalled style and legendary service to one of the world’s top yachting destinations.
terrace overlooking the ocean, spa and wellness offerings, Kids For All Seasons, oceanfront dining at Evelyn’s Table, and Honey Fitz, the lobby cafe and champagne bar. Just above the lobby is a dedicated level of event spaces, while the uppermost floors of the 22-storey tower are home to 42 Four Seasons Private Residences.
General Manager Mazen Saleh, who was most recently Resort Manager at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, talks about the enduring appeal of the area: “Each of South Florida’s coastal communities has its own unique charm. From beach to city, Fort Lauderdale has a youthful and vibrant spirit, and we are channeling that energy, along with yacht club-style traditions, into our team and all the experiences we are creating for our guests.”
“As worldwide travel gradually resumes, Four Seasons is continuing to expand its portfolio with an aim to offer the very best luxury hospitality experiences that welcome guests from near and far with renewed excitement and our unwavering commitment to the highest standards,” says Antoine Chahwan, Four Seasons President, Hotel Operations - Americas East. “In Fort Lauderdale, in concert with our esteemed owner partner Nadim Ashi of Fort Hospitality, we are poised to usher in a new era in one of America’s most beloved seaside communities.”
Among the Hotel’s features are 189 accommodations including suites and hotel residences, an expansive third floor pool 48
Global Visionaries Fort Hospitality, led by developer and entrepreneur Nadim Ashi, is committed to delivering the highest standards of quality. Together with Four Seasons, the collection of South Florida properties within its portfolio is recognized for being the region’s finest hotels, resorts and residences. At Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale, Ashi envisioned bringing an inspiring sense of possibility to this next-generation coastal city and selected a global design team to create a beachfront address with a foundation of style. Beginning with award-winning Miami-based architect Kobi Karp, the building’s curved silhouette is emblematic of the sleek lines of a luxury yacht, creating a free-flowing appearance that catches the best of both the ocean and the city. The fresh white materials and clean contemporary lines were drawn from the city’s modern and youthful spirit. Inside, London-based and internationally renowned Tara Bernerd & Partners was chosen www.HighRiseLife.com
massage. Featuring products by local and global experts, guests can sample exclusive brands in the experiential boutique before relaxing in soothing lounges complete with salt-wall saunas, aroma steam rooms and ice fountains.
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to design the Hotel’s public spaces, rooms and suites. Seeking inspiration from Fort Lauderdale’s yachting heritage, an era when frolicking in the sun first put Florida on the holiday map, Tara Bernerd’s design marries a Riviera lifestyle with the freshness and elegance of mid-century modernist design. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, based in London and New York and known for designing some of the world’s best hotels, restaurants, bars and private members’ clubs, imagined the Hotel’s expansive Ocean Terrace including the pool experience and oceanfront restaurant, Evelyn’s Table. Here, Martin Brudnizki sought to create a space that exudes the tradition of a yacht club and the glamour and fun of Four Seasons in Fort Lauderdale. In this sense, the design features a polished palette of blues, whites and woods along with beautifully rounded detailing to create a nautical feeling that is sophisticated and fresh.
enjoyed on the third level Ocean Terrace, featuring panoramic Atlantic Ocean views from two horizon-edge pools – one serene and one more playful. From morning aquafit to weekend Sunset Hour gatherings, there’s activity all day long. Attentive Four Seasons service brings cocktails and poolside fare. Those who prefer their toes in the sand can also hit the beach, with a dedicated area for Four Seasons guests. Before heading out, guests can create their own picnic from Honey Fitz, stop by the beach toys station, and let the Beach Concierge plan the perfect day, including local water sports.
Spa Serenity Inspired by the infinite waterways that weave through Fort Lauderdale, the spa journey at Four Seasons reflects the movement of water, from transformative facials to the signature ebb and flow
At Evelyn’s Table, coastal cuisine meets eastern Mediterranean flavours in a space that blends seamlessly with the glistening ocean waters it looks out upon. Named for Evelyn Fortune Lilly Bartlett - a Fort Lauderdale luminary most notable for the beauty she bestowed upon the city - the atmosphere is both sophisticated and fun. An inviting all-day lounge, Honey Fitz takes its name from the Presidential yacht made famous by John F. Kennedy. Entering from the grand space that welcomes guests to the Hotel, awake to gourmet coffee creations and pastries by day and enjoy wine and champagne by night. An additional restaurant concept overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard will debut in fall 2022.
Celebrations at Four Seasons With an atmosphere of a private yacht club and attentive Four Seasons service, the new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale brings expertise, exceptional cuisine, and personality to weddings, milestone celebrations and gala events. Meeting planners can also consider the benefits of sun-lit spaces offering inspiring ocean views along with an outdoor beachfront terrace, and plenty of ways for attendees to spend down time, just moments away from the city’s best shops, restaurants, marinas and entertainment. For more information please visit, fourseasons.com.
The outdoor spaces further come to life by celebrated boutique firm Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design, headquartered in Miami Beach with addresses in Palm Beach and The Hamptons. On the ground level, guests can stroll through the sculptural green gardens that line the paths from the Hotel to the beachfront boulevard. Elevated on the third-floor Ocean Terrace, varietals of tropical palms and greenery frame the Hotel’s Ocean vistas while also creating a sense of privacy. The collective result is modern and inviting, balancing retro elegance with a vibrant contemporary attitude. Beginning with the moment of arrival, guests are embraced by the charismatic personality of Fort Lauderdale. A Place in the Sun: Pools and Beach Long days in the sunshine may be best November 2021
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Photos Courtesy of DiamondRock Hospitality Company
A Luxury Collection Resort,Vail Colorado DiamondRock Hospitality Company announced the debut of The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail. The resort is Marriott International’s only Luxury Collection alpine resort in North America. The design was led by the award-winning firm of Wilson Ishihara. “The Hythe is now among the most luxurious resorts in Vail and is positioned to continue delivering robust returns on our investment,” said Mark W. Brugger, President and Chief Executive Officer of DiamondRock Hospitality Company. “DiamondRock was the first lodging REIT to invest in Colorado’s Vail Valley when it acquired the Vail Mountain Resort in 2005 for $65 million ($189,000/key) and it has been an outstanding investment for the Company. The resort generated approximately $11 million of EBITDA in 2019 and comparable luxury ski resorts have recently sold for values of $1 million to $2 million per key. We project our $8.4 million incremental capital investment to reposition the property
into a luxury resort will generate over an 80% return for our shareholders, and our year-end undepreciated investment basis of $305,000 per key is a fraction of market value and replacement cost. The resort as a Luxury Collection hotel is expected to generate stabilized EBITDA of over $17 million which represents a low 6.1x EBITDA multiple on our year-end undepreciated investment. Importantly, the repositioning also represents another milestone in DiamondRock’s strategy to curate a collection of exceptional urban lifestyle and experiential resort hotels.” About The Hythe. The Hythe boasts 344 luxury rooms, many of which have fireplaces and kitchenettes. The resort is nestled at the base of Vail Mountain where guests can conveniently access the gondola to some of the best skiing in North America, explore a plethora of outdoor experiences designed for every season, or take in the dozens of shops and art galleries along the charming and bustling cobblestone streets
of Lionshead Village. The Hythe serves as a gateway to Vail’s most exciting and desirable experiences, whether guests are looking to partake in exclusive alpine excursions or rejuvenate at the on-site recovery focused spa. The Hythe’s namesake, “haven,” will be fully enjoyed by guests with rooms and suites offering elegant and opulent spaces, creating a true respite. The interiors of The Hythe are inspired by the origin of Vail Village, and the beautiful surrounding nature that drove people to the incomparable destination. Pioneering spirit, camaraderie and a mutual love of skiing can be felt in each elevated design element. Adorned with elegant custom furniture and art pieces, entering the lobby brings guests into a majestic and serene Rocky Mountain design scheme. Punctuated with glamorous 1960’s touches and historic ski references, the space brings guests a sense of unparalleled revelry. Visitors will be pulled in by thoughtful, clean design details such as local Colorado calacatta marble quarried from the Rocky Mountain, carved wood feature art inspired by the local shepherding tradition of Arborglyphs, marble flooring textured to evoke snow fall on the landscape, carved black stone walls, and Douglas fir siding wood panels inspired by an alpine chalet. Mile High Wellness. Guests of The Hythe will have access to world-class spa and recovery focused wellness offerings from the signature Well & Being Spa. The spa will be home to a curated Recovery Lounge designed to prime and recuperate mountain explorers using indigenous ingredients, such as pin cherry and pine. The spa will offer innovative treatments such as an altitude-combatting oxygen bar, halotherapy, and Vail’s only Himalayan salt lounge. The spa will keep guests of all skilllevels ready for every outdoor adventure that awaits them. With a sleek and calming design scheme, the Well & Being Spa is tonal, textured and infused with scents of alpine flora, changing seasonally to match the scents.
Mountain Meetings & Personal Events. The resort has the premier meeting space in Vail with 29,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, comprising more than 20 sophisticated venues with alpine-modern style. Highly personalized service, unique arrival and departure gifts and distinctive offerings are shared with guests to honor the same passion that the legendary founders of Vail Ski Resort felt upon summiting the peak. Event guests will have access to The Hythe’s “Inspired Stewards,” providing masterful execution, innovation, and service to all attendees. For couples seeking an unparalleled venue to say “I do,” The Hythe will offer rare experiences and truly one-of-a-kind wedding packages. All couples will be paired with a “Romance Steward,” to meet all aspects of their wedding needs, from selecting a venue and booking a musical act, to arranging unforgettable moments for their guests while they’re on property. Mountain-Forward Cuisine with Colorado-Sourced Fare. Offering a series of unforgettable epicurean moments, The Hythe will be home to four brand-new culinary spaces that blend seamlessly into the heartbeat of the resort. With a convivial and mod atmosphere, the dining concepts at The Hythe are set to serve as the must-visit
destination in Vail – for both hotel guests and visitors alike. Whether fueling up to hit the slopes with a morning coffee, savoring a multi-course dinner with friends, or enjoying a night-cap after a day well-spent in Vail, the dining experiences at The Hythe will be grounded in a deep appreciation for the local land, its nourishing properties and the passion shared over a meal. Most notably, The Hythe’s farm-to-table dinner concept, “Margie’s Haas,” is a tribute to the cherished World War II-era resident and local cook, Margie Haas. Celebrating her flair for hosting, the restaurant is inspired by the Haas’ homestead where troopers from the 10th Mountain Division on their way to Denver stopped in for one of Margie’s home-cooked meals. The restaurant offers contemporary alpine cuisine with a fresh approach to classic recipes and ingredients. Lit by modern chandeliers accompanied by long farmhouse tables, wood, earth tones with pops of metallic bronze, the cozy homemade feeling in an atmosphere of effortless sophistication will serve couples, families, friends and business groups alike. Helmed by Executive Chef Patrick Dahms, the menu brings a modernized concept of his 35 years of experience in Alpine cuisine, inspired by his upbringing in Germany and his travels in South Tyrol in Italy and the Austrian Alps. For more information, please visit www.thehythevail.com.
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Flamingo Las Vegas Kicks Off its Milestone 75th Anniversary Celebration In 1946, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and business partner Meyer Lansky famously opened the Flamingo Hotel intending to bring Hollywood glam to the desert. They created the first resort-style hotel on the Strip and forever changed Las Vegas. Flock to Flamingo Las Vegas as the “Forever Fabulous” resort at the heart of the Strip celebrates its milestone 75th anniversary. Now through the end of the year, guests can enjoy anniversary-themed offers at the resort, from a social media sweepstakes to hotel, spa and wedding packages. The Flamingo will also honor its dedicated Team Members with 75 Days of Appreciation. Additionally, invited VIP casino guests will attend an exclusive 75th anniversary dinner. “With 75 years of rich history, including some of the biggest names in entertainment on the famed Strip, Flamingo Las Vegas has continued to evolve and thrive, though most of the resorts built around its era are long gone,” said Dan Walsh, Senior Vice President and General
Manager of Flamingo Las Vegas. “At the heart of the ongoing success of the resort are our dedicated Team Members, many of whom have called the Flamingo their home for over 30 years. We look forward to showing our gratitude and commemorating this milestone with our Team Members, guests, partners and community.”
Social Media Sweepstakes To enter the #75YearsofFab Sweepstakes, share a creative photo of a favorite memory that took place at Flamingo Las Vegas on Twitter or Instagram and tag @FlamingoVegas with the hashtags #75YearsofFab and #Sweepstakes from now through Dec. 13. The prize package includes a two-night stay in a Flamingo suite, a $300 food and beverage credit, a $250 spa service credit, two tickets to a show of your choice at Flamingo Las Vegas and two tickets to ride the nearby High Roller Observation Wheel.
The resort offers more than 3,500 guest rooms and suites, including the recently renovated Flamingo Rooms and Suites, as well as unique Bunk Bedrooms and Suites. The refreshed rooms feature contemporary, retro-chic designs with vibrant hues of gold and bright pops of flamingo pink.
At the Spa at Flamingo Las Vegas, guests can unwind in one of three whirlpool tubs set at different temperatures, a eucalyptus steam room, sauna and relaxation room. The spa is also set to complete a refresh of its facilities this winter. Sparkling Diamond Body Polish – In celebration of the resort’s 75th anniversary, the Spa at Flamingo Las Vegas has created the Sparkling Diamond Body Polish treatment. This signature treatment begins with a sparkling whipped sugar body scrub to hydrate and exfoliate the skin. Then, experience a moisturizing body butter massage to soothe tense muscles. Finally, enjoy a take-home gift of Flamingo’s Signature Body Scrub.
Weddings Known for its picturesque wedding venues on the Strip, Flamingo Las Vegas features four romantic ceremony settings. The three outdoor locations are surrounded by swaying date palm trees, lush gardens and cascading waterfalls. At the same time, the indoor chapel incorporates a blossoming garden theme with a stunning glass chandelier in the center.
Additional Offerings “Wayne: Up Close and Personal” at the Wayne Newton Theater Having achieved “headliner” status for the first time in his career at Flamingo in the 1960s, Wayne Newton – Mr. Las Vegas – is set to return to the iconic resort with a limited engagement of “Wayne: Up Close and Personal” in the Wayne Newton Theater inside Bugsy’s Cabaret. “Wayne: Up Close and Personal” presents the entertainer in an intimate setting where he will interact with the audience, perform some favorite songs and share personal career highlights through songs, film clips, anecdotes and audience Q&A. Dates to be announced soon.
“Piff the Magic Dragon” at the Flamingo Showroom In “Piff the Magic Dragon,” Piff and Mr. Piffles, the World’s First Magic Performing Chihuahua™, perform a selection of their greatest hits from a repertoire that stretches over six previous critically acclaimed solo shows. Each routine features their signature approach to conjuring that puts a new twist on the traditional magic show.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” at the Flamingo Showroom “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” is the most sickening eleganza extravaganza in Las Vegas herstory. From the creative team behind the Emmy® Award-winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race, the critically acclaimed Las Vegas revue is everything you love about the TV show and then some. With over-the-top costumes, visually stunning sets and jaw-dropping performances, “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” serves the audience a drag experience like they’ve never seen before. Each show features six queens, including Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Vanessa “Vanjie” Matteo and Yvie Oddly.
“X Burlesque” at the X Burlesque Theater Provocative, daring and scintillating, “X Burlesque” brings adult fantasies to the stage in a bubbly production show led by a troupe of gorgeous dancers. Running as the city’s hottest topless revue for more than 19 years, “X Burlesque” beauties bare their assets
all while playfully interacting with the audience. With bits set to music by hot contemporary artists, numbers range from frisky to rated ‘X’ hence the show’s seductive name.
Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse Named after the iconic Flamingo Las Vegas founders, Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse embraces the resort’s rich history while presenting it in an elevated, modern way – from menu, design and atmosphere. Guests are transported from the moment they arrive, as they enter through the bakery façade, and pass the kitchen and dry-aged meat cooler, giving the illusion of discreetly entering through the back as many did decades ago. The restaurant offers six unique experiences – the patio and lounge, the centerpiece bar, private dining in one of three private dining rooms perfect for groups, the raw bar, the ornate dining room and the hidden speakeasy – The Count Room. Bugsy & Meyer’s menu features steakhouse classics and throwbacks with modern enhancements, along with a wide selection of rum cocktails, prohibition-era libations and contemporary cocktails.
Flamingo Holiday Festival From Nov. 19 through Jan. 2, the resort will transform into the Flamingo Holiday Festival. The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat will transport guests to a winter wonderland with spectacular pink and white lights and other whimsical ornamentation. Meanwhile, the Wildlife Habitat’s Patio Bar will become the Festive Flamingo Bar, where guests can imbibe seasonal beverages beside a crackling fire pit. Friday through Sunday, visitors can also enjoy drinks from a pop-up holiday bar, as well as sweet treats from the pop-up location of SWEET SIN by Claude Escamilla, The LINQ Promenade’s popular pastry shop. Throughout the holiday season, several bars and restaurants at the resort will serve a specialty menu of spirits, including Festive Flamingo Bar (Patio Bar), Flamingo Wildlife Habitat Pop-Up Bar, Garden Bar, Bird Bar, Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse and Flamingo Social Bar.
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Photo Courtesy of Kip Omolade
Kip Omolade Releases Hyper-Realistic Portrait Print to Support Times Square Arts Artist donates proceeds from the sales of a Times Square inspired print Kip Omolade’s “Diovadiova Chrome Kitty Cash V” limited-edition print is available on his website. A portion of the proceeds will go to Times Square Arts which is an organization that collaborates with contemporary artists to present site-specific, thought-provoking work in Times Square. Each print of “Diovadiova Chrome Kitty Cash V” is hand-signed and numbered by Kip Omolade. The work looks like a chrome mask against a bright, golden background, but the original is an oil painting. Within the mask, there are reflections of Times Square. The portrait is inspired by Omolade’s experiences as an African American teen in the 80’s. The former graffiti artist and Marvel Comics intern would travel with his friends from Brooklyn to visit Times Square. They would play arcade games or watch Kung Fu movies or just enjoy the excitement of “The Deuce”. Kip Omolade’s career has led him to exhibiting in galleries around the world. His special commissions include portraits for the rapper 2 Chainz. A few years ago, the Grammy award winner revealed the paintings at his 56
Versace mansion wedding. Despite Kip’s success, Times Square remains an important setting for his art. He says, “I always knew that “Diovadiova Chrome Kitty Cash V” would somehow exhibit in Times Square.” Through a serendipitous series of events, the painting was acquired by Viacom and exhibited at their headquarters in Times Square. About the Artist Born in Harlem, NY Kip Omolade began his art career as a graffiti artist while interning at Marvel Comics and The Center for African Art. He continued his studies at The Art Students League of New York and The School of Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, Art Basel Miami, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Good Morning America, Huffington Post, Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose have also featured his work. Special projects include ESPN, Red Bull, Nike, 2 Chainz, The Versace Mansion, Fantasia Barrino and Sony Music. His work is in the permanent collections of Viacom and Hallmark Cards. For more information, please visit www.kipomolade.com. www.HighRiseLife.com
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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
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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
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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
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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 1737 N Las Palmas Ave, 865 Comstock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Los Angeles, CA 90024
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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
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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
BAYSIDE AT THE EMBARCADERO
1325 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
HARBOR CLUB 100-200 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
MERIDIAN 700 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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
ONE HAWTHORNE 1 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
THE HARRISON 401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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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
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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
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GRAMERCY TOWERS 1177 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
THE 88 CONDOS 88 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95113
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CITY HEIGHTS 175 W Saint James St, San Jose, CA 95110
PLANT 51 88 Bush St. San Jose, CA 95126
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RYLAND MEWS 400 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112
PARK TOWNSEND 46 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110
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88 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107