High Rise Life Magazine, October 2020

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HOME | DECOR 12 D-ZYN CORNER AUTOMOBILE | RIDE 16 Rolls-Royce Cullinan A Desert Adventure Awaits

DESIGN | INNOVATION 18 Jerde Announces a Global Slate of New Projects Showcasing Diverse Architectural Typologies

24 The Age of Nesting is Here




26 REAL ESTATE 26 Brooklyn Point Brooklyn’s Tallest Building, Commences Closing

29 Raleigh Masterplan in Miami Beach 30 Metropolis 32 Extell Announces New Partnership with Corcoran Sunshine

34 Condo Prices Climb BUSINESS | SELF-DEVELOPMENT 36 Key Factors to Know About The Greatest Disruptor of Wealth

TRAVEL | LEISURE 38 Four Seasons Hotel Chicago 40 Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Reveals Extensive Reimagination

ENTERTAINMENT 43 A Festive Fall Treat 44 Aqua Restaurant 46 Five Iron Golf Continues to Pioneer Urban Golf Experiences


STYLE | BEAUTY 48 Fall Glamn

by Jennifer Gonzales

HEALTH | BEAUTY 50 Daily Practices to Help You Nurture Inner Peace

52 Tips on Reducing the

Hyperpigmentation of Melasma

54 Authentic or Artificial? ART | CULTURE 56 Morrison Hotel Gallery Debuts ‘Silver Screen’ A Virtual Exhibition of Hollywood’s Most Iconic Faces

58 ‘Discover The Unseen’

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Dear reader, Welcome to our October issue of High Rise Life magazine. When it comes to innovative design, it’s all about pushing boundaries and reimagining what we thought was possible. On our cover, we take a closer look at innovative design as we explore St. George's Mansions, the ultra-luxurious residential development jointly developed by Sino Land and CLP Group. Elsewhere in this issue, we celebrate the brands, designers and innovative ideas that are changing the landscape in a post-pandemic world. We hope you find this month’s reads interesting and engaging, and that they offer you challenging new ideas and perspectives. Cheers!

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

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D-ZYN CORNER Fall KitchenTrends

As the leaves start to fall, the days start to get gloomier and the landscape changes in color around us. This soft change of season is the perfect time of year to make your home cozier and more comfortable as we prepare to spend more time indoors this Fall. Darren Watts, Wren Kitchens Showroom Development & Design Director, reveals his personal favorite trends this season

1. Marvelous Marbles – faux yet luxe We are loving the swirling unique aesthetic of faux grey veined marble splash backs. Not only do they suit all types of kitchens from traditional to contemporary, but they offer a seamless smooth look. This luxe look is very adaptable to all types of designs and it is much easier to clean compared to traditional tiles, just one clean swoop with soapy water and you’re done!

2. Forest Greens – earthy and timeless Nothing says fall more than earthy forest green cabinetry – marry it with golds or brass and a modern black Belfast – you just cannot go wrong! This traditional yet modern design offers a super sophisticated timeless aesthetic. Plus, this versatile color palette is a trend that is here to stay, and you can play around with how you accessorize it depending on how you feel and what season it is. Think deep greys and blacks during the cooler spells and neutral creams and terracotta accents in the summer.

3. Layer upon layer – for that cozy feel As the temperature drops it is natural to add layers, but most forget to add textural design to their interiors, especially within the kitchen. This year’s trend is to add several layers to create a luxurious cozy feel. If you have wooden flooring, think about layering it up with a seagrass rug and a smaller thick pile rug on top. And for bench seating add throws and sheepskin rugs on them – so not only does it have a visual impact, but it is also cozy when guests dine. Also do not forget to add blinds and curtains on your bi-fold doors for that extra warmth and comfort.

4. Dark Wooden Tones – mid-century influence Warmer and darker wood grains are back in such as rich walnut timber worktops and Italian grained cabinetry. This look is influenced from the rise of old meets new and mid-century furniture. Tie it in with lashings of soft furnishings and marry it with muted or bold tones such as brick terracotta or even deep aubergine.

5. Structured Simplicity – create a calming space To feel calm and collected this season, clean sweeping lines offer a minimalistic and practical space to live in. It is all about choosing high-quality materials and items that put strong lines and functionality at the forefront. It is essential to have integrated appliances and hidden storage to ensure the smooth look isn’t disrupted.

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan A Desert Adventure Awaits Luxury conveyance is no longer confined to an urban environment. As Rolls-Royce clients the world-over seek to conquer the most challenging terrains and enjoy life’s most enriching experiences, they wish to pursue this unbounded access in ultimate luxury. Enter Rolls-Royce Cullinan, taking the marque’s patrons to the edge of adventure in uncompromised luxury. Cullinan is Rolls-Royce as it’s never been seen before. Effortless, everywhere, Cullinan takes the world in its stride and takes visionaries and explorers on the epic adventures they dare to undertake. Now, adventure awaits as “the Rolls-Royce of SUVs” embarks on an expedition completely off the beaten track and into the beauty and mystery of the Arabian desert. 16

A local patron of luxury took his Sapphire Black Cullinan and brought supreme liberty to life as he took the world-famous Rolls-Royce ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ off-road and onto the graceful and imposing dunes. Discovering new horizons on the golden sands, the outcrops and the steep sandy cliffs, Cullinan became a force of nature, and lead by the Spirit of Ecstasy, surfed over high and low terrains with absolute authority. Undulating smoothly and quietly, Cullinan floats across this unforgiving landscape, making the journey seamless and magical. Over 2,000 skilled men and women are employed at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ head office and manufacturing plant at Goodwood, West Sussex, the only place in the world where the company’s super-luxury motor cars are hand-built. www.HighRiseLife.com

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JERDE Announces a Global Slate of New Projects Showcasing Diverse Architectural Typologies In addition to its vast portfolio of commercial and hospitality destinations, JERDE has announced the opening, construction and development of new projects around the world that explore mixed-use, urban villages, civic, cultural, and residential design. As evidenced by the wide range of typologies, the iconic and internationally renowned architecture and urban planning studio has expanded its expertise in recent years, taking on projects of varying scale and programs. Design Principals are based in the Los Angeles headquarters and in Singapore, and the firm has additional offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong Currently under construction, JERDE creates a mixed-use project masterplan for Distrito Armida, attracting young professionals, families and business owners with a modern outlook and appreciation for urban living. Yet to proceed into the development stage, JERDE’s masterplan for Trinity Gardens allows for the infusion of visceral and organic energy as locals are encouraged to make their individual spirit shine through the neighborhood. “Though we may be known in some circles for our expertise and deep portfolio in retail design, we have never considered ourselves as being specialists in any one project type,” says JERDE CEO Paul Martinkovic. “We’ve always prided ourselves on finding creative design solutions to problems, no matter the typology, and the range of projects we are working on now reflects that.”

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Shanghai World Trade Center, Shanghai, China With its third phase now complete, Shanghai World Trade Center is the new social hub and heart of the community that delivers a vibrant urban village integrated into the pulse of the existing neighborhood. JERDE’s architectural design is composed of two modern towers rising above a commercial podium of diverse programs and amenities, and a low-rise apartment hotel reminiscent of a wooden box. The ‘new Bund’, sized at 132,000 square meters, offers a dynamic range of dining, entertainment, work and lifestyle destinations all walkable and complementary to its surroundings.

U-Place, Kawagoe, Japan Recently opened and located near the train station bringing visitors from Tokyo, this civic-oriented vertical village is a conduit to Southern Kawagoe, home to the City’s main performance theatre, civic plaza, and numerous museums. U-Place’s program is anchored by the City’s municipal offices on the third floor, with a hotel on the upper floors, and a porous two-level retail experience at the ground level that plugs seamlessly into the urban fabric of the neighborhood. The latter includes an intimately scaled alleyway through the middle of the project that caters to women and connects the old City street to transit and the civic center.

Maryam Island, Sharjah, UAE Nestled in the center of Sharjah overlooking the Arabian Sea, Maryam Island is a 230,000 square meter site master planned by JERDE and




currently under construction. The new site will offer mostly residential apartments complemented by retail outlets, four- and five-star hotels, waterfront food and beverage outlets, a relaxing 900-meter promenade, as well as a ‘souq’ and various facilities such as a spa, a fitness club, a swimming pool, and a children’s play area. Opportunities and offerings are provided for living, vacationing, socializing, conducting business, or simply carrying out the daily communal lifestyle. The island has been envisioned as a tightly packed, low scale environment of interwoven villages. This is the place in Sharjah where all communities can gather to exchange ideas, better understand and celebrate the cultural heritage of The Emirates.

Distrito Armida, Monterrey, Mexico With views of the iconic mountain skyline of Monterrey, JERDE’s latest masterplan was developed for Distrito Armida, a district situated in the south-eastern edges of San Pedro Garza Garcia known for its modern office offerings. To support these new offices, a full-spectrum community has been conceived in a space covering 25 hectares. The architectural studio has created a multi-phased mixed-use project design approach to support a fully serviced lifestyle. Phase one incudes an office tower and retail at the south end of the site which is currently under construction and set to open in 2021. Future phases include connection to an adjacent hospital and school, as well as residential towers that will open in a couple of years. Distrito Armida will attract young professionals, families and business owners with a modern outlook and appreciation for urban living.

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Qiantan Cultural Center, Shanghai, China Ushering a new era of community and cultural exchange is Qiantan Cultural Centre, JERDE’s mixed-use project that builds on the heritage of Shanghai’s Pudong Districts. Currently under construction, the 2,240,000 square foot site includes the design of an urban ribbon that acts as a green belt to introduce nature into the projects and all of its connective elements, integrating the project’s 33-storey office and mid-rise hotel towers, cultural center and diverse retail offerings with the surrounding neighborhood. Within walking distance is the Huangpu River, and just upstream, the famed Shanghai Bund. The New Bund 31 will be the epicenter of art, culture, and creativity -- a place that people feel naturally drawn to.

Trinity Gardens, Bucharest, Romania To be developed over 35 hectares, JERDE has created a large-scale integrated mixeduse project masterplan for Trinity Gardens in Bucharest set to combine culture, shopping, entertainment, hotel, offices and residences. The district has been designed to breathe new life into the surrounding community while creating a new landmark within the city and country itself. Adjacent to the tranquil serene Herestrau Park and Lake, Trinity Gardens will be a natural complement that integrates nature into a vibrant and active destination, and a dynamic experiential environment -- a new urban paradigm that brings man and nature together. Complemented by a promenade, central plaza, high-end fashion court, a retail arcade and a market hall, each space ensures that locals can bring their own individual spirit to infuse with the visceral and organic energy of the neighborhood.



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St. George's Mansions Penthouse Sino Land Company Limited is delighted to announce that a penthouse at St. George’s Mansions, the ultra-luxurious residential development jointly developed by Sino Land and CLP Group in the legendary Kadoorie Hill, has been sold by tender 22


The penthouse of Flat A, 23/F Tower 1, with a saleable area of 3,330 sq ft and a 2,933-square-foot roof, has been sold at HK$238 million (HK$71,471 per sq ft). The penthouse, with four en suite bedrooms, is replete with smart home features and thoughtful provisions. Residents can enjoy exclusivity with a dedicated private lift lobby. The transaction includes three parking spaces. ‘We are delighted that the project is well received by families, those who have lived in the legendary neighborhood for generations, and who hold positive outlook for the market. St. George’s Mansions is the second residential project of the Group to receive WELL v2™️ pre-certification, following exquisite waterfront Sai Kung project, 133 Portofino. The coveted accreditation is a testament to the team’s effort to provide a healthy built environment for residents with the provision of air quality monitors and ultraviolet light air purification systems, as well as touch-free technology,’ comments Mr. Victor Tin, Group Associate Director (Sales) of Sino Group. St. George’s Mansions, the ultra-luxurious residential project located in Kadoorie Avenue, Kadoorie Hill, is designed by world-renowned Robert A. M. Stern Architects. The careful selection of natural stones from Europe and construction materials adds to the grandeur of the development, which provides 175 exquisite residences, with five special units featuring private rooftop terraces in the Legacy Collection and Heritage Collection. Each residence in the collection provides a saleable area of more than 3,000 sq ft and a private roof to enjoy the sweeping greenery at the prime and strategic location atop Kadoorie Hill. The image comprises computer edited and processed image of the surrounding environment of the Development which was taken at the height of approximately 65 meters above the Development site on 29 April 2019 and computer graphic of the Development. Furniture, decorative items, lights, gardening, plants, and trees are not standard provisions and will not be included in the actual flat. Please refer to the sales brochure for details of the fittings, finishes and appliances. The image represents an artist’s impression and is for reference only. It is not for the purpose of displaying the final appearance of the Development or any part thereof upon completion nor the view from any part of the Development. The view of a residential property of the Development is affected by its orientation, level, surrounding buildings and environment. The surrounding environment, buildings, facilities, or environment of the Development may change from time to time. The image shall not constitute or be construed as giving any offer, representation, undertaking or warranty, whether express or implied by the Vendor. “Heritage Collection” is a marketing name only and will not be shown on the Deed of Mutual Covenant, Provisional Agreement for Sale and Purchase, Agreement for Sale and Purchase, Assignment, or other title deeds of the residential property. It shall not constitute or be construed as giving any offer, representation, undertaking or warranty whether express or implied by the Vendor. For details, please visit www.sino.com. October 2020



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The Age of Nesting is Here Beko’s new report explores long-term impact of global lockdowns on the home -Months of 24/7 occupation have fundamentally transformed the role of the home -Consumers’ collective concerns about hygiene, wellbeing and immunity will continue to influence how we live -Homes will adapt to become ‘blended spaces’, able to fluidly facilitate different kinds of work, rest, recuperation and play “The Age of Nesting”, a new report released today by Beko, Europe’s leading home appliance brand, in collaboration with The Future Laboratory, explores the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the home. Pre-pandemic, we existed in an era of Hyper Visibility – where presenteeism, non-stop scrolling and a focus on the ‘experience economy’ dominated our attention and our eyelines. Under lockdown our attention turned inwards. The home became a workspace, school, gym, restaurant, hospital and even holiday home; forcing people to undertake all areas of their once external lives within the home space. The report forecasts that this shift towards a more local, internally focused mindset is set to remain, heralding a new Age of Nesting. A shift to homeworking, a boom in at home entertainment and domestic wellness are just three emergent trends that have been realized overnight; and by 2030, the Age of Nesting will be in full flow. The legacy of lockdown, combined with new behavioral shifts, will have fundamentally transformed where we live, how we live, and the homes we live in: • Rurban Revolution – an increased focus on health, hygiene and recuperative living will lead to an urban exodus that will reboot the suburbs, exurbs and rural areas, while providing cities with an opportunity to become more human-centric. Young people who were previously drawn to cities are finding that high rents, relatively low salaries and the impact of city life is having a detrimental effect on health, leading to 24

Millennial and Generation Z Nesters looking to rural and city-adjacent areas for better physical and emotional wellbeing • Multi-modal Properties – the home will adapt to become a ‘blended space’, able to fluidly facilitate different kinds of work, rest, recuperation and play. Whether in re-imagined mega-cities or urban hubs, Generation Nesters’ reliance on the home will lead to space utilization and functionality placed at the top of the agenda • Pandemic-proof Living – consumers’ collective concerns about hygiene, wellbeing and immunity will persist and shape the younger generation, with the home of the future viewed as a pandemic-proof space and hyper-hygienic, super-sustainable innovations coming to the fore. Home innovations are being designed to reduce exposure to viruses and pollutants and to maximise personal hygiene. Just like the vanity room – a place to wash your hands when entering the home which developed in the wake of the Spanish flu – houses will have entrances where decontamination can take place as you move from the outside world to your inner sanctuary . Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik, Beko’s parent company, said: “The past nine months have changed our lives forever, and businesses and governments have an important role to play to help us adapt to this new world order. The home will undergo a radical shift, as we rethink where and how we live and look for solutions that reflect increasing concerns over hygiene, sustainability and wellness. This report outlines the trends we can expect to see over the next ten years, and some of the innovations that will help us tackle today’s biggest problems.” Chris Sanderson, co-founder of The Future Laboratory said: “Now, more than ever, brands and organizations must be prepared for a future in which they help humankind to feel secure, supported and inspired. If businesses are not prepared for this, in many ways they deserve to become the casualties of a new paradigm shift in how we broker the way we live, work and play.” www.HighRiseLife.com

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Brooklyn Point

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xtell Development Company announced that Brooklyn Point — the first-and-only for sale residences located above City Point, a 600,000-square-foot mecca of retail, dining and entertainment opportunities — has commenced closings and first move-ins. Featuring amazing views as well as over 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, including the highest residential infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere, Brooklyn’s tallest building has created a new level of living in Downtown Brooklyn. “Brooklyn Point’s success is a testament to the reputation of the Extell brand, as well as the building’s incredible amenities, breathtaking views, and amazing value coupled with a 25-year tax abatement,” said Ari Alowan Goldstein, Senior Vice President of Development at Extell. “Additionally, with the neighborhood continuing to reopen and the area’s energetic atmosphere returning to a new normal, residents will be thrilled to call Downtown Brooklyn home and enjoy everything it has to offer.” In addition to closings commencing, and the return to in-person appointments and tours, the building’s first model residences will be unveiled. Designed by Brooklyn-based interior design firm White Arrow, the firm developed a unique story and color palate for each of the spaces, taking inspiration from Brooklyn Point’s interior designer Katherine Newman. Additionally, White Arrow incorporated many custom pieces from local Brooklyn designers into their design to celebrate and support the community. The firm sourced 100% hand painted wallpaper by Sarkos, rugs from Pieces and Cold Picnic, and furniture and lighting from Sun at Six, Moving Mountains, Pletz, Bower, and more. Situated across the street from Downtown Brooklyn’s new Willoughby Square Park, the 720-foot, 68-story building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and offers 483 luxury residences ranging from studios to-three-bedrooms.

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Adding to the building’s allure is an unprecedented array of lifestyle amenities and services spanning over 40,000 square feet. In addition to the highest residential infinity pool, the landscaped rooftop is outfitted with a sundeck and an outdoor movie screening space, making it the ultimate private pool club. The health and wellness offering includes a 65’ indoor saltwater swimming pool, 35-foot rock climbing wall, studio rooms, and a squash/basketball court. To complement residents’ wellness experience, Brooklyn Point’s spa will also include an infrared sauna, steam rooms and a hot tub. Social and entertainment amenities include the triple-height Park Lounge, featuring a signature bar, salon, fireplace, and co-working space, as well as a chef’s demonstration kitchen, wine library, game lounge, screening and performance room, private study, and children’s playroom. Brooklyn Point’s amenities also include an outdoor oasis, designed by award-winning landscape architecture firm Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. The ninth-floor landscaped terrace will include al fresco dining areas with gas grills, a putting green, fire pit, lounge areas, terrace bar and the Forest Adventure children’s playground.

Photos by Nicole Franzen

Downtown Brooklyn has undergone a renaissance, transforming into a hub for innovation, economic growth and cultural development. Iconic institutions such as the Brooklyn Historical Society, BAM, Barclay’s Center, The New York Transit Museum and the Brooklyn Museum are cultural neighborhood staples. Only one stop away from Manhattan, residents will have a variety of convenient transportation options with 11 subway lines and the Long Island Railroad all within close proximity. Pricing starts at approximately $900,000 and Brooklyn Point buyers also benefit from a 25-year tax abatement. For more information, please visit www.brooklynpointnyc.com.




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Raleigh Masterplan in Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board approves restoration of the historic Raleigh, South Seas and Richmond hotels as well as construction of a new 175-foot residential tower Real estate owner and developer Michael Shvo has won approval from the Historic Preservation Board (HPB) of the City of Miami Beach to move forward with the three-acre master plan development of The Raleigh Hotel, together with the South Seas and the Richmond, located on Collins Avenue and 18th Street in Miami Beach. The board approved The Raleigh Master Plan to fully restore the three properties and to unify them as one site in order to operate them as a luxury hotel and condominium building, as presented by developer Michael Shvo, chairman and CEO of SHVO, and his partners. The approved plan includes construction of a new 175-foot oceanfront residential tower behind the Richmond and South Seas. “The Raleigh Hotel is the crown jewel of Miami Beach,” said Shvo. “This approval marks a new milestone in the partnership between SHVO, South Beach and the surrounding community. SHVO will continue to honor Miami’s rich history and culture. We vow to play a significant role in the city’s continued growth and transformation.” The plans, which were submitted to the board in April, will restore The Raleigh Hotel and its iconic pool, and the historic frontage of the

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Richmond and South Seas Hotels to their original 1941 grandeur, conceived by legendary architect L. Murray Dixon. Shvo and his team worked diligently over the past 18 months with the HPB and held over 100 meetings with Miami Beach stakeholders to ensure that the proposed plans would maintain the building’s original façades, effectually restoring the streetscape, as Shvo describes it, “exactly the way it was when it was originally built.” This includes the removal of the penthouse floor that was added to The Raleigh in 1961, the restoration of the original façades of the South Seas and the Richmond hotels. The Raleigh Hotel was purchased from Tommy Hilfiger in February 2019 for $103 million. They purchased the Richmond and South Seas for a combined $140 million in August 2019. Given the Raleigh’s storied history, SHVO is committed to returning it as a cultural beacon for the greater Miami community. Last year, SHVO installed The Raleigh Gardens, an immersive and free temporary installation on the grounds of the hotel, featuring extraordinary sculpture from Les Lalanne.



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Metropolis Redefining DTLAs’ skyline, mixed-use community, Greenland USA revitalizes downtown neighborhood and delivers community and economic benefits Greenland USA, a leading developer of large-scale developments in New York and Los Angeles, today announced that Metropolis, the 6.3-acre mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, has received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for its fourth and final tower, Thea at Metropolis, and concludes major construction on Metropolis. The milestone demonstrates that Greenland USA has fulfilled its promise to deliver multiple community and economic benefits while revitalizing Downtown Los Angeles into an exciting, vibrant community five years after the project first broke ground. Thea at Metropolis, a 56-story luxury tower featuring 685 residences for lease, is expected to welcome its first residents this winter. 30

Metropolis’s additional buildings, the boutique Hotel Indigo and luxury condominiums Tower I and Tower II, opened in 2017 and 2018. Tenants for the 70,000 square feet of ground-floor retail are expected to be announced soon. “Delivery of Metropolis’s final residential tower is an incredible achievement and a testament to Greenland’s commitment to Los Angeles,” said Winston Yan, the General Manager of Greenland USA, Los Angeles. “We are proud to deliver an on-time program of this scale in the United States. Throughout the lifecycle of this project, we have created more than 430 permanent, full-time jobs while employing 1,700 union workers daily. By developing a new walkable, www.HighRiseLife.com

inviting community in the center of LA, we expect the local economic impact to be strong as new families and young professionals as well as commercial tenants call Metropolis home.� Previously the site of an underutilized parking lot, Metropolis has emerged as a skyline defining, mixed-use development across 6.3 acres of Downtown’s Central Business District offering more than 1,500 residences, a 350-room boutique hotel and 70,000 square feet of prime retail. Metropolis Tower I opened in 2017 and features 308 residences across 38 floors. It offers studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom residences and penthouses. The largest Tower I residences have corner locations with southwest- and northwest-facing views, including Downtown, greater L.A. and the Hollywood Hills.

Metropolis Tower II opened in 2018 and features 514 residences, some with balconies and terraces. Residences include studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms. A signature amenity (shared with Thea at Metropolis) is the 67,500 square foot outdoor Skypark complete with a heated pool, cabanas, garden pavilion, kids play area, dog park, and more. Thea at Metropolis features 685 for-lease residences across 56 floors, some with balconies and terraces. The tower is full amenities and like Towers I and II, it comes with 24/7 lobby ambassadors. Hotel Indigo is a 350-room boutique hotel with a prime location in the rapidly growing Downtown Historic Core. It features an elegant lobby lounge and bar, a sky lounge on the top floor with breathtaking views of the LA Skyline, an outdoor pool with views of LA LIVE, pool restaurant and bar, cabanas, fitness center, a hotel business center, valet parking and concierge service. Retail opportunities are available across more than 70,000 square feet in the Hotel Indigo and three residential towers. Retail spaces offer street frontage along the primary pedestrian connection between the hotel, residences, Financial District, L.A. Live and the Convention Center. Greenland USA participated in the City of Los Angeles’s Parallel Design-Permitting Process for major project developments which allowed the design process and the permitting process to run concurrently and helped the project to run efficiently and to be delivered on schedule. For more information, please visit metropolislosangeles.com. October 2020


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Extell Announces New Partnership with Corcoran Sunshine Top Brokerage Firm to Support Sales and Marketing Efforts for Central Park Tower Nationally acclaimed real estate developer, Extell Development Company, announced a strategic partnership with Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group (CSMG), the industry leader in the planning, design, marketing, and sale of luxury residential developments. In collaboration with Extell Marketing Group - Extell’s in-house sales and marketing firm - CSMG will become the co-exclusive sales and marketing firm for Extell’s landmark condominium development: Central Park Tower. “We have a long-standing and successful relationship with Corcoran,” said Gary Barnett, Chairman and Founder of Extell Development Company. “With Corcoran on board, we are taking a fresh look at how to showcase Central Park Tower. Now that it is nearly complete, we will have new model residences, new listings, and exceptional pricing for today’s market.” “Extell has developed some of the most distinguished residential properties in the world, and are consistent innovators in terms of building design, workmanship and amenities,” said Pamela Liebman, President and CEO of The Corcoran Group. “Having previously worked with Gary and his firm on projects spanning several decades, we are thrilled at the opportunity to join forces once again on this remarkable tower.” Central Park Tower officially became the tallest residential building in the world at 1,550 feet when it topped out in the fall of 2019. Located on West 57th Street, along the corridor known as “Billionaires’ Row,” Central Park Tower is the definitive New York skyscraper, offering endless views, exquisite architecture, the best floor plans on Central Park and an unprecedented level of service. Extell pioneered the development of Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row with One57, the first supertall condominium on West 57th Street. And now with Central Park Tower, Extell solidifies its position as the foremost developer along the corridor. Designed by top architectural firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), a firm responsible for the design of some of the most ambitious supertalls around the world, Central Park Tower represents the firm’s dedication to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient and striking architecture. The grand residential interiors were designed by Rottet Studio and offer the firm’s trademark level of custom details and finishes. The 179 ultra-luxury two-to-eight-bedroom residences begin on the 32nd floor of the building and range in size from 1,435 square feet to over 17,500 square feet. At the base of Central Park Tower is Nordstrom’s first full-line department store, which opened last year. The approximately 300,000-square-foot, seven-story store represents the company’s biggest statement for its brand and is the culmination of a 25-year search for the perfect site to open a New York flagship store. Pricing for current availability at Central Park Tower starts at $6.5 million. Closings are anticipated to commence at the end of 2020. For more information, visit www.centralparktower.com. October 2020



Condo Prices Climb 5.4% in August Lagging 11.9% Growth for Single-Family Homes Remote work, the desire for privacy and record-low mortgage rates make single family homes more desirable during the coronavirus pandemic. But condos could make a comeback if single-family home prices continue to surge. Condo sale prices in the U.S. increased 5.4% year over year to a median of $266,000 in August, trailing growth in single-family home prices, which surged 11.9% to $343,000, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That is the largest price-growth gap between the two property types since 2014.


About one in five condos (21.9%) sold for above the price at which it was listed, up slightly from 19.2% in August 2019. That compares with one of every three single-family homes (33.6%), up from 24.3% a year earlier and the highest share on record. “Home prices have been growing across all property types, as record-low mortgage rates have suddenly equipped Americans with more buying power. But condos have experienced relatively modest price growth because the coronavirus pandemic has motivated many homebuyers to instead bid on single-family

homes, which typically offer more space and privacy,” said Redfin lead economist Taylor Marr. “But if prices of single-family homes continue to surge to unsustainable levels, condos may make a comeback, as they could become the only type of home that buyers in some areas can afford while also avoiding intense bidding wars.” Interest in single-family homes has already started to decline slightly; about a third (34%) of saved searches created by Redfin.com users filtered exclusively for single-family homes in September, down from a peak of 37% in July,


indicating that living in a single-family home is becoming less of a priority for house hunters.

Condo Supply Climbs, Single-Family Home Supply Plunges Condos have seen relatively sluggish price growth, in part because they are not as desirable among homebuyers during a pandemic, but also because the number of condos buyers must choose from has been on the rise. The supply of condos for sale in the U.S. climbed 3.6% in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, while the number of singlefamily homes plummeted 26%. New listings of condos surged 18.4% year over year in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the second-consecutive month of double-digit gains. That compares with an increase of just 1.8% in new listings of single-family homes, explaining the large gap in supply growth between the two property types in the chart above. “Many Americans are putting their condos up for sale because they’re realizing that owning October 2020

a single-family home is now possible for the first time, thanks to record-low mortgage rates and remote work,” Marr said. “Landlords have also been selling condos that they previously rented out because the rental market has been showing signs of weakness due to the coronavirus.”

Condo Sales Are on the Rise, But Single-Family Homes Still Sell Faster and Attract More Bidding Wars Condo sales climbed 11.8% in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, outpacing the 10.8% increase in sales of single-family homes and surpassing the pre-coronavirus (February) growth rate for the first time. One might expect to see stronger home sales in the single-family market given robust homebuyer demand, but the supply shortage has put a lid on how far single-family home sales can grow, according to Marr. The typical condo was on the market for 36 days before going under contract in August, four days faster than a year earlier. Still, that trails the pace of the typical single-family

home, which spent just 30 days on the market before going under contract—nine days faster than the prior year. Nationwide, 40% condos went off the market within two weeks in August, up from 33.3% a year earlier. But single-family homes saw much higher growth, with 50.1% of properties going off the market within two weeks, up from 35.2% in August 2019. These measures indicate that condos aren’t attracting as much competition as singlefamily homes; just 41.3% of condos faced bidding wars in August, compared with 56.6% of single-family homes. “There’s high inventory, not much competition, and minimal buyer demand for condos right now,” said Seattle Redfin real estate agent Jessie Culbert Boucher. “Sellers are getting more flexible in terms of prices and realistic expectations, but it can take them a number of months to be willing to let things go for lower than they expected.” For more information, visit www.redfin.com. 35


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Paying taxes isn’t a favorite pastime of most Americans. And in retirement, paying higher taxes can be an unwelcome surprise when the financial plan did not account for them. A survey by Nationwide revealed that over one-third of current retirees didn’t consider how taxes could impact their income when they were planning for retirement. Less than half said they know how to leverage their financial accounts to minimize their tax burden. “One of the greatest disruptors of wealth and its potential is taxation,” says John Smallwood, president of Smallwood Wealth Management and author of It’s Your Wealth – Keep It: The Definitive Guide to Growing, Protecting, Enjoying, and Passing On Your Wealth. “Most financial strategies are missing the fundamentals, leaving you to pay much more in taxes than you should over your lifetime. “There are some fundamental concepts of taxes that apply to the financial planning process. The goal is to have multiple sources of retirement income that balance out taxes and fees. That way, if one or more of the sources dries up, or if tax law changes a source or two, then the impact on your portfolio will be minimal.” Smallwood says the following items related to taxes are important to know when creating a retirement plan: • Tax deferrals. Tax deferral strategies are intended to defer paying taxes on certain assets, based on the concept of moving from a higher tax bracket to a lower tax bracket in the future. But Smallwood cautions, “The tax rate in the future may not be in your favor. If you defer and do not end up in a lower tax bracket, you can lose. You might end up paying more than if you had not deferred.” • Qualified plans. Specific rules and potential penalties apply when you withdraw from tax-deferred retirement accounts, Smallwood says. Withdrawing before age 59½ brings a 10% penalty. At 70½, there are required minimum distributions (RMDs). “With RMDs, there is a 50% penalty for not withdrawing the right amount of money.” he says. “Plus, depending on the account, you have to pay taxes according to your bracket.” • Compound taxes. Tax strategy when you are saving for retirement is one of the most important parts of a wealth plan. “For example, a 45-year-old with a savings rate of 6% and putting away $51,000 per year could accumulate a healthy balance of $2.5 million by age 65,” Smallwood says. “But with compound taxation, money is eroding all the time. Each year that an account grows, the investor’s tax liability grows along with it. Interest earnings, along with dividends and capital gains, get larger over time as the investment gains in value. If the gains the first year include $30,000 worth of interest but at the 30% tax bracket, then you’ll have to pay $9,000 more in taxes.” • Systematic withdrawals. Systematic withdrawals, if done properly, can significantly reduce the tax impact on an investment portfolio. “Let’s say, late in 1989, you placed a lump sum of $100,000 in an S&P 500 index fund with a good track record,” Smallwood says. “Instead of leaving the funds in the account, however, you took $6,000 from the account each year and repositioned those assets elsewhere. After 20 years, the fund balance would have reached $243,191, an annual gain of 7.92% that exceeds the return earned by leaving the funds in the account. Why? Because taking those withdrawals undercuts the impact of compounded taxes. Over time, the tax obligation would be $30,451, or $13,622 less than leaving the money in the account.” “Good retirement planning includes all the possible tax implications and gives you options,” Smallwood says. “Organizing income sources so that they hit your tax return the right way should be a deliberate strategy every year.” About John L. Smallwood, CFP John L. Smallwood is a senior wealth advisory and president of Smallwood Wealth Management and affiliated companies, providing investment consulting and financial plan design for corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals. He is the author of It’s Your Wealth – Keep It: The Definitive Guide To Growing, Protecting, Enjoying, And Passing On Your Wealth, and a previous book, Five Ways Your Wealth is Under Attack.www.johnlsmallwood.com. October 2020



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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago Iconic luxury hotel to debut extensive transformation this fall 2020 Iconic luxury will be reimagined as Four Seasons Hotel Chicago announces a Hotel-wide transformation. Just steps from the Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue shopping district, the 347-room Hotel celebrated its 30-year anniversary last year with the commencement of this multi-million dollar renovation. Re-emerging this fall as a vibrant hub of culture, style and energy, the Hotel will offer guests a taste of Chicago’s rich history and unique vibrancy through all-new designs and guest experiences. Building upon the hotel’s premier Forbes Five-star Status, the revitalization includes a reconceptualized lobby and social lounge; a new restaurant and bar in partnership with James Beard Award-winning Chef Jonathon Sawyer; newly designed specialty suites and apartments; and enhanced event spaces. “We are creating a destination where guests can revel in cultural immersion with locally inspired food, drink, art and music that delivers


the quintessential Chicago experience,” says Stephen Wancha, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

Art and Style Enlisting international architecture and interior design firm Rottet Studio, the vision of the Hotel’s new interiors is to steep this iconic Hotel in new-fashioned luxury and style that includes both wit and contemporary embellishments. Shifting to a lighter color palette and an open floor plan, the redesigned lobby will encourage guests to linger longer for socializing, live entertainment, and engaging food and beverage offerings. Additions of a day bar and a social lounge with varied seating areas evoke a sophisticated yet inviting living room vibe. Setting the backdrop for a culturally immersive getaway, expert Chicago-based art consultant Shashi Caudill is curating an extensive collection to be installed throughout the Hotel - a permanent exhibition


that will be ever evolving under Shashi’s creative and thoughtful eye. For the lobby, guests can expect contemporary photography representing a wide range of cultural viewpoints. For the guest rooms, Shashi created a collection that was contemporary with a nod to modernism. Varying in medium and style, the artwork consists of photography, drawings and abstract expressionism by both local and international artists.

Music To create a multisensory experience for guests, the Hotel is collaborating with BELLOSOUND to curate music programming inspired by Chicago’s diverse music scene. Each and every track in the soundtrack of Four Seasons Hotel Chicago will be thoughtfully orchestrated to make guests feel connected to the city they are in, as will the new lobby experience featuring live entertainment by both local music legends and up and coming acts in genres such as jazz, blues, and house.

Food and Drink Based in the food and drink capital of the world, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago will further enrich the guest experience through new restaurant and bar offerings designed to draw guests in time and time again. To bring this vision to life, the Hotel has partnered with Food & Wine Magazine “Best New Chef” and James Beard Award-winning Chef Jonathon Sawyer to open a new signature restaurant and bar. Featuring well-travelled New American cuisine, the menu will draw on Chef Sawyer’s global experiences, including time living in Italy and France and travelling to Japan and other culinarily-rich destinations. “It is a momentous time to join the team as the Hotel is going through a true renaissance,” says Chef Sawyer. “The restaurant will be a key part of this new era for the Hotel and I’m excited to have the opportunity to do something spectacularly surprising with the ultimate food city as my muse.”

Modernised Specialty Suites and Apartments The crowning touch of the Hotel’s recent guest room and suite renovations, renowned San Francisco-based design firm BAMO returned to Four Seasons Hotel Chicago to also redesign the one and two bedroom suites and two and three bedroom apartment units. The second phase renovation of the suites and apartments will again infuse residential- inspired palettes and décor with a Chicago-centric sophistication. Highlighting the unrivalled views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan, the renovated suites will serve as a warm inviting perch from which to appreciate Chicago’s renowned architecture. Topping off the full guest room renovation, Rottet Studio will entirely redesign the Presidential Suite, introducing a refined neutral color palette with blue and gold accents. The expansive and light-filled Presidential Suite includes sweeping lake views, a living room with a fireplace, a dining room with seating for eight, a powder room, and two king bedrooms complete with two stunning marble bathrooms. Occupying the corner of the 46th floor, the 2,700-square-foot luxury suite is a truly remarkable home-away-from-home for families or couples seeking extra space. October 2020

Elevated Event Space Throughout the 7th and 8th floors, more than 23,000 square feet of event space, including the Grand Ballroom, will be reinvigorated with new décor and furnishings, leaving no detail untouched. The perfect backdrop to weddings and social events, the new design will preserve elements of the post-modern detail while contrasting this aesthetic with beautiful contemporary touches. “Over the past 30 years, we’ve been so fortunate to host many exceptional events from social celebrations to charity galas and corporate events,” says Jamie Breslin, Director of Catering at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. “I am excited for the forthcoming awe-inspiring enhancements to pair with our dedicated service, which is always aimed at exceeding our guests’ expectations.” Be Among the First to Experience the New Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. For more information, please visit www.fourseasons.com/chicago/. 39


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Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Reveals Extensive Reimagination Timed to its 40th anniversary, the iconic Dallas hotel introduces newly renovated rooms, a redesigned lobby and locally inspired programming, including a partnership with artisanal cowboy boot company Miron Crosby 40


Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, the inaugural property of the ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collection, today unveils newly refurbished guestrooms and suites, an inviting lobby and inspired guest experiences as the latest elements of the property’s extensive, multi-year reinvention. Redefining the concept of residential luxury – a concept that the Mansion itself introduced when it first transformed from a private estate to an award-winning boutique hotel 40 years ago – the reimagined property was conceived by a team of leading designers and architects, including world renowned interior designer Thomas Pheasant and Dallas architecture firm, three, who’s president, Gary Koerner, was the designer and project architect that introduced the Mansion in 1980. Together, the team celebrates the original building’s quintessential characteristics and charm while simultaneously incorporating a fresh and convivial sense of style. In addition to the redesigned spaces, several new, unique services and partnerships further provide the utmost in ease and highlight the Mansion’s Texas heritage. From custom designed, handcrafted cowboy boots by bespoke boot boutique Miron Crosby to unprecedented services from Dallas’ prestigious retail magnate Neiman Marcus, the one-of-a-kind offerings deliver the ultimate guest experience while celebrating the property’s distinctive Dallas roots. Together, the artful redesign and exclusive services and amenities create an inspired interpretation of modern splendor that sets a new standard for luxury hospitality at large. “Since its inception, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek has been a beloved gathering place for the local community and visiting travelers alike, and it is with great pride and pleasure that we welcome guests to experience the next chapter of the Mansion’s illustrious story,” said Andrea Gates, managing director of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. “Offering a modern interpretation of the property’s signature, residential style, the new Mansion reflects the pinnacle of luxury hospitality in today’s times. We’re thrilled to mark our 40th anniversary with the official reintroduction of the hotel and look forward to the countless memories to come over the next 40 years and beyond!” Originally built in 1925 as a private estate, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek boasts original architecture influenced by 16th century Renaissance Italy and meticulously restored features including hand-carved fireplaces, marble floors and stained-glass windows. Inspired by these offerings and the Mansion’s distinctive and distinguished spirit, Pheasant’s entirely customized approach creates an undeniably refined yet residential atmosphere that highlights the Mansion’s rich history at each turn. From the artfully curated October 2020

bookshelf niches in each guestroom, to the subtle motifs in the carpets and cabinetry drawn from preexisting elements of the property, to the unique corridors adorned with photographs of modern ranch memorabilia, each detail of the redesign perfectly portrays Rosewood’s guiding A Sense of Place philosophy, wherein the local sensibilities of the destination are realized throughout all aspects of the property. “With its incredible setting and story, the Mansion has always evoked an animated and engaging atmosphere that makes its guests feel warmly welcomed and instantly at home,” said Thomas Pheasant. “Taking this residential quality to the next level, while at the same time honoring the Mansion’s rich heritage and history, was the focus of the renovation, and I’m honored to have had the opportunity to build upon the property’s legacy and usher in the next iteration of what is surely one of the most cherished hotels of our time.”

Lobby Upon arrival, guests are welcomed into a newly designed, bright and airy entry rotunda that brings the hotel’s pristine and verdant Turtle Creek setting into its interior, akin to a glassed-in garden conservatory. Inspired by the hand-carved decorative columns of the original estate, the entryway’s plaster dome, with a leaf-like design cascading down the ceiling, evokes the old-world whimsy of the property. The dome detail was handcrafted by Casci Ornamental Plaster whose founder collaborated on the original plaster barrel ceiling found within the Mansion’s famous library in 1925. Over the course of six months, 12 master craftsmen worked tirelessly to create the plaster ceiling, which transports guests into a dreamlike state and sets the tone for the incomparable journey that awaits inside. An inviting lobby living room features separate concierge and registration areas and ample lounge seating to provide a comfortable and casual experience where guests can enjoy beverage service. Throughout the room, classic residential design elements blend with contemporary décor to further evoke its residential quality, including rich wood paneling, custom-made tables, and chairs and locally sourced objets de art.

Guestrooms and Suites Situated across the hotel’s nine floors, 142 new, expertly appointed accommodations span from 450 to 2,650 square feet, offering some of the most generously sized rooms in Dallas. Boldly reimagined by Thomas Pheasant, the spaces retain several of the original rooms’ and suites’ most beloved elements, including French doors, petite balconies, and bold crown molding. Each of the guestrooms, suites and corridors further honor the original property and its Southern 41

setting with specially commissioned photography showcasing Texas, Dallas, and the original estate. Elegant design details are drawn from the estate’s most storied spaces such as the wood paneled library and ornate façade. Combining these elements with modern comforts and amenities, the accommodations offer an entirely unique experience and provide an idyllic home away from home for guests. Within each guestroom and suite, a calm color palette of purples, greens, peaches or blues is mixed with cream and beige tones to conjure a comfortable and inviting environment, while sophisticated custom furnishings, millwork, textiles and art produce a look that is truly timeless. Exceptional craftmanship is showcased through intrinsically residential design details, including mahogany wood paneling, white-washed oak flooring and mirror-paneled double doors. Damask wall coverings featuring satin brass and bronze accents serve as an impressive focal point of each individual space, complemented by completely custom-made furnishings from Thomas Pheasant’s signature Studio Line that range from chairs and coffee tables to nightstands and desks. Spacious, fully renovated bathrooms are enveloped in a warm patina with French brass finishes and offer custom Waterworks fixtures and an oversized walk-in shower.

One-of-a-Kind Art A specially curated art collection includes approximately 50 custom-created works scattered throughout the newly designed spaces, each carefully commissioned by Eaton Fine Art to exude casual luxury and introduce patrons to the property’s history and the destination of Dallas. Guests are greeted by sophisticated abstract paintings and sepia-toned photography showcasing the hotel’s surrounding Texan landscape. Within the guestrooms and suites, local Dallas photographer Sil Azevedo was commissioned to capture striking shots of the Mansion, emphasizing the architectural details of the property through distinctive vantage points. Guest corridors are lined with large-scale “portrait-style” photographs of classic Western symbols such as tooled silver spurs and other horse tack. Adding to the residential ambiance of the hallways are 128 ceramic vessels, each different in shape and size, commissioned by prestigious potter Sara Paloma. The entire collection sophisticatedly embodies Rosewood’s A Sense of Place philosophy, creating a feeling of ease and familiarity for all guests.

Bespoke Partnerships and Programming Guests of the hotel also enjoy exclusive amenities and services carefully curated to elevate the residential and distinctly Texan nature of a visit to Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Fusing the property’s history and a shared appreciation for hand-craftsmanship, detailing and artisanship, the Mansion has created custom boots in collaboration with Miron Crosby, a local bespoke cowboy boot brand based in neighboring Highland Park Village, that celebrates and embodies the property’s unique heritage and charm. Made of calf, Nile belly crocodile and kid skin and featuring intricate inlay and applique design details, the boots beautifully highlight


the Mansion’s iconic quatrefoil motifs, which are displayed throughout the property and grounds. Guests may browse and purchase The Mansion Boots or add their own custom elements to the design on mironcrosby. com. In addition to the partnership with Miron Crosby, a new partnership with luxury retailer Neiman Marcus affords guests residing in the hotel’s top suites with one-of-a-kind shopping experiences, including unprecedented and private early access to the brand’s flagship store before it opens to the public. For those who would rather remain at the Mansion, a selection of high-end clothing and accessories will be hand delivered to their suite following a custom consultation with one of the brand’s sophisticated stylists. Suite stayers also receive access to a Lexus to utilize throughout their stay through the property’s partnership with the luxury automobile brand. Also coinciding with the redesign is the debut of new associate uniforms, further emphasizing the property’s commitment to sophisticated style and design. Created by California-based designer Sigal Gold of Styleworks LLC, the uniforms are inspired by the hotel and the historical narrative of Dallas at large, with special styles issued for each department – from plaid suede jackets complemented by caps and ascots for the valet attendees to lapel waistcoats featuring bespoke embroidery for the bartending team. Building upon an earth-toned base, vibrant and unique design elements, including custom crest buttons and cufflinks showcasing the Mansion seal, adorn each outfit. The unveiling of the new guestrooms, suites and lobby marks the latest of the Mansion’s many recent developments following the introduction of a new pool and event lawn in 2018. The hotel’s larger renaissance also includes the appointment of Sebastien Archambault as executive chef, launching a new chapter for The Mansion Restaurant, a highly acclaimed culinary icon in Texas. For more information, please visit rosewoodhotels.com/mansion.



A Festive Fall Treat This ultimate fall dessert is filled with caramel sauce, topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting and drizzled with even more caramel sauce. Family and friends can enjoy every morsel of this moist, autumn-themed cake.

Pumpkin Caramel Spice Cake Nonstick cooking spray 1 box spice cake mix 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin 1 cup water 1/2 cup canola oil 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups caramel sauce, divided 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese 2 tablespoons milk 1 cup powdered sugar 1 carton whipped topping

Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray 9-by-13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In bowl, mix cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil and eggs until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 30-33 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in middle of cake comes out clean. While cake is hot, using end of wooden spoon, poke holes throughout top of cake. In microwave, heat 1 1/4 cups caramel sauce. Pour sauce into holes of cake. Let cool completely. In bowl, mix cream cheese and milk. Gradually add powdered sugar while mixing. Mix until smooth. Fold whipped topping into mixture. Spread frosting over cake, pressing frosting into holes of cake. Smooth out frosting. Drizzle remaining caramel sauce over frosting. Find more dessert recipes at Culinary.net, courtesy of Family Features.

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AQUA RESTAURANT Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus warms up nights with live music performances this fall and winter 44


Overlooking stunning views of the Bosphorus, Aqua at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus welcomes the new season with its chic restaurant serving tasty fish and seafood dishes, and a new stylish bar. Distinguished by its impeccable service, creative menu and live performances, Aqua invites guests to enjoy the beat of Istanbul and the unparalleled Bosphorus as they dine. Aqua, the main restaurant of the Hotel, welcomes the season with an updated and dynamic concept, embracing guests with different expectations. In addition to its new dinner menu of primarily seafood, Aqua introduces an exclusive bar area with a special bar menu. This year the restaurant hosts prestigious live performances and invites guests to enjoy savory and entertaining gatherings. With its impeccable service and select seafood dishes, Aqua provides a great venue to reconnect with loved ones, business breakfasts, family gatherings or dining in style. Starting on Sunday, November 1, 2020 Aqua will resume its much-awaited brunch service, Sunday Festival, with live performance of Hande Ates. With an ambiance evoking the dynamism of Istanbul, Aqua offers guests delicious dishes created by the Hotel’s Head Chef Savas Aydemir and his talented team. The menu, always prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients that are 90 percent sourced from local producers of the Aegean, Black Sea and Mediterranean, features seafood varieties including caviar, octopus, shrimp, king crab, lobster and oysters with appetizing presentations to delight the fans of this cuisine. Select flavors cooked at live stations spark curiosity while appealing to all senses. In addition to fish and seafood varieties, the menu also includes an array of sushi and sashimi, as well as picture-perfect desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Adil Cakici.

On the other hand, the bar also offers a special menu of diverse flavors for different tastes. The creative cocktails that head bartender Onder Cagli prepares with inspiration from the dynamic atmosphere of Aqua add charm to the overall experience. Aqua will offer a different entertainment program each month. During the month of November, Barbaros with his worldly repertoire takes the stage on Wednesday nights. Friday nights the 90s with Jale and Ümit Sayın, and Saturday nights the renowned Turkish performers Sibel Tuzun, Zeynep Talu, Zuhal Olcay and Yeni Turku taking the stage (consecutively) promise guests an experience full of music and entertainment. Last but not the least, the pianist Aslı Gural highlights Tuesday evenings, which offer leisurely wine tastings with Cheese N’Toast. Thursday nights spice up with live performance of Ayse Evrim. Resident guests as well as city guests will be able to enjoy Aqua’s offerings in its fresh and chic ambiance in style. With a rich palette of experiences, Aqua will host guests who wish to attend only the live performances in the bar area. Aqua invites guests to enjoy its leisurely programs on the beautiful Bosphorus as the team continues to implement the enhanced Four Seasons health and safety program, Lead With Care, throughout the Hotel. October 2020

For more information, please visit www.fourseasons.com.



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Five Iron Golf Continues to Pioneer Urban Golf Experiences Five Iron Golf, a brand that prides itself on pushing the boundaries of traditional golf by simultaneously exceeding the needs of core golfers, entertainment enthusiasts, and everyone in between, is coming to Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. Five Iron Golf Las Vegas, located at 3215 South Rancho Drive, is set to launch this January in the newly opened AREA15, an immersive art, event, and entertainment complex just off the Las Vegas Strip. AREA15 is the world’s first purpose-built experiential entertainment complex offering live events, immersive activations, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. Five Iron Golf’s second floor, 6,200 square-foot space will include eight simulators, a putting green, and the quintessential Five Iron Golf entertainment offerings, including a full bar, widescreen TVs, shuffleboard, and more. “From the colorful murals on our walls to the lounge areas surrounding each simulator to the events and experiences we host, every detail in every Five Iron is designed to create a vibe that drives connection and community,” says Five Iron Golf’s Co-Founder and COO Nora Dunnan. “When we learned about AREA15’s vision to reimagine Las Vegas’ culture by bringing immersive experiences like Five Iron into one vibrant, design-focused space, we knew it was the perfect spot for our West Coast debut.” Bolstering its national presence, Five Iron Golf brings its hallmark golf-centric hangouts to the Mid-Atlantic region with Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. Five Iron Golf Pittsburgh, the largest of the three with 14,000 square feet, will host eleven custom-designed hitting bays. Aligning with all Five Iron Golf locations, there will be a dedicated golf instruction simulator with additional technology meant for capturing data, analyzing the golf swing, and getting accurate real-time feedback. Five Iron Golf Pittsburgh is projected to open in the spring of 2021 at 2 PPG Place, just outside of the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh. Five Iron Golf D.C., opening in early 2021, will be located at Terrell Place, a historically renovated building. Occupying approximately 12,000 square feet, Five Iron Golf D.C. will be in good company in the heart of Penn Quarter—downtown Washington, D.C.’s most desirable neighborhood for culture, tourism, nightlife, and entertainment. Blocks from the renowned Capital One arena, ten simulators, a putting green, and a variety of alternative entertainment options, including ping-pong, pool and shuffleboard, makes this D.C.’s newest and best pre-game spot for sporting events, concerts, and more. “Our strategy in expanding to Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas is the same—to create a place for the local golf community to take lessons, practice and play in our leagues, while making golf accessible and entertaining for everyone,” says Five Iron Golf’s Co-Founder and CEO Jared Solomon. “Expanding into Pittsburgh and D.C. allows us to further target urban golfers in cities rich in history and culture.” With each new venue, Five Iron Golf remains consistent with its mission of providing an accessible and appealing space for golfers and non-golfers alike. Flexible event spaces, full bar service, and dining featuring locally focused menus are set against a colorful and urban backdrop. Five Iron Golf’s commitment to practice and performance is highlighted by top-of-the-line technology, experienced teaching professionals, leagues, club storage, complimentary use of best-in-class equipment, and in-house club fitting services and repairs provided by The Fitting Lab. To learn more about Five Iron Golf, visit www.fiveirongolf.com.

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Fall Glam

Written by Jennifer Gonzales

There is something about boots that seem to never go out of style no matter what time of the year it is. They make great fashion statements and can make any look go from casual to classy. So, whether you are looking to rock a nice pair of boots on a girl’s night out or run errands in the city, there is a boot that will best suit anything that you wear. This fall get ready to add a new accessory to your wardrobe and try some of these looks.

It is a Chill Vibe Feeling casual but want to switch it up? Sweaters and anything leather are easy combinations that you can put together. Choose your cutest leather dress with a sweater underneath and pair it up with a nice set of knee-high boots and you are ready to conquer the day.

Suited up Blazer jackets are a must have. If you do not have any, you need to go out and buy some. You can wear blazer jackets with any kind of jeans or even dress pants that will still stand out with the right knee-high boots. It is a look that you can have fun with when going out to dinner or that interview that you are trying to land.

Animal Print Lovers Who does not love animal prints? They are always in style just like knee-high boots. What if we put together an outfit that had both! Do not be shy, find the coolest animal patterned knee-high boots and wear them with your favorite animal patterned outfit, the more the merrier.

Nice and Classy Flowing maxi dresses are not just made for summer, they are now a beautiful piece to wear during the fall. Ones that have a slit in them accommodate knee-high boots nicely. It best suits any occasion because it is comfortable, and it is classy.

Fur Coat Everyone has a favorite pair of jeans that they cannot live without. Match those jeans with a colored fur coat, maybe a nice burgundy color along with knee-high boots and you have created the best fall combo.

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Daily Practices to Help You Nurture

Inner Peace

“Every day, we go through a certain routine to maintain our outward appearance or hygiene. We take a shower, brush our teeth, change our clothes, and maybe put on makeup and style our hair. We do all of this because it is healthy and socially encouraged. But how much daily care do you put into maintaining your inner self? Are you giving your inside as much attention as your outside,” Dr. Brad asks. “Many of us might argue that the inside is more important, but if we’re being honest, few of us probably take the time to actively maintain our inner peace on a consistent basis.” Recommended practices include:

1. Energy Healing Energy healing may be the easiest, most effective way to maintain your sense of inner peace. Practicing The Emotion Code on yourself or with a practitioner on a regular basis could help you address emotional energy that could become trapped, especially when you’re going through difficult times. Each session can even be done from far away or by proxy, and only takes a few minutes. Spending just a few minutes a week or a month to take care of your emotional health is more than worth the investment.

2. Meditation Like energy healing sessions, meditation only needs to take a few minutes each time. You can meditate as often as you like, but consistency is key. Use a guided recording or go your own way. The idea is to spend a few minutes alone with yourself, taking a break from the rest of the world to focus on your breathing, relaxation, and feeling at peace.

3. Gratitude Gratitude is one of the highest (if not the highest) vibrations you can feel. Try taking a few minutes every day to focus on it. Be grateful for the things you have, but also focus on the non-material aspects of your life, including love, creativity, talents, and friendship.

4. Self-Care Self-care is critical to maintaining inner peace. If you neglect your own needs, you are bound to be more stressed and frustrated when things get busy or difficult. No matter how tight your schedule is, take time to take care of yourself. Take a walk or a power nap. Buy yourself a little something. Feed yourself good food. Get to bed a little earlier.

5. Service Notice others around you, especially those closest to you. They are likely stressed just like you might be. Ask how they are doing, listen to them and tune into their feelings. Think about how you might help in a meaningful way. Practice serving out of love and understanding. Small acts of kindness go a long way, not only serve them but to lift you as well. “Do things that make you feel good about yourself,” Dr. Brad says. “It doesn’t need to take hours a day, but self-care can go a long way to helping you feel at peace or bounce back from a tough day.” About Dr. Bradley Nelson Veteran holistic physician Dr. Bradley Nelson is one of the world’s foremost experts on natural methods of achieving wellness. He has trained thousands of certified practitioners worldwide to help people overcome physical and emotional discomfort by releasing their emotional baggage. You can find a practitioner of his methods at www.DiscoverHealing.com/practitioners.



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Tips on Reducing the Hyperpigmentation of


Blame it on the hormones? Well, maybe. “In some cases,” notes Jennifer Wong, a certified registered physician’s assistant specializing in dermatology with Advanced Dermatology PC, “the dark skin patches called ‘melasma’ occur at the same time a woman experiences hormonal changes. But we’re still learning about the nature of the connection.” In this country, as many as six million people a year – ninety percent of them women – experience darkened patches of facial skin, usually brown or gray, the result of overproduction of the skin pigment melanin. “In particular,” says Wong, “women with darker skin tones are more susceptible because their skin has more active melanocytes – the skin cells that produce melanin. Genetics also seems to play a role: having a family member with melasma increases the possibility of developing it yourself.” And, of course, there is the role of the sun. “The sun triggers our melanocytes,” observes Wong. “With melasma, little exposure may cause the discoloration. Unlike ‘age spots,’ melasma is not due to cumulative sun, and often occurs in young women. In some cases, even the light of our computer or cell screens can contribute to melasma.” Melasma usually appears on the center forehead, over the brows, on the bridge of the nose, on the chin, and on the upper lip. “All places that get sun exposure,” observes Wong. “In some cases, melasma occurs on other frequently exposed areas like our forearms.” When melasma co-occurs alongside hormonal changes due to pregnancy, birth control pills, or hormone replacement, it can spontaneously resolve when hormones return to previous levels, for example after the pregnancy or if medications are discontinued. “But in other cases,” notes Wong, “melasma persists. While it is medically harmless, its appearance on one’s face can be distressing. Fortunately, we have a number of options to lighten melasma. With that in mind, Wong makes the following suggestions: 1. First, get a clear diagnosis: “It’s important,” says Wong, “to rule

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out any skin condition that requires medical treatment. A skin specialist can do an examination and, if needed, a biopsy. Once you have a clear diagnosis, you can work with your provider on a treatment plan.” 2. Skin lighteners can help: “In particular,” notes Wong, “topical use of hydroquinone – or HQ – can be effective. HQ comes in varying strengths, including less concentrated over-the-counter formulations, as well as combined with other topicals, such as the retinoid tretinoin and a corticosteroid, in a so-called ‘triple cream.’ Other topical lighteners include azelaic acid and kojic acid. Your skin-care specialist can help guide your choices.” 3. Choose OTC products with care: “An alarming number of OTC skin lighteners contain mercury,” advises Wong, “a neurological toxin that can also injure the children and partners that people come into close contact with. Your skin specialist’s guidance can be especially helpful because some products do not clearly identify ingredients, using different terms for mercury, including calomel, cinnabaris, hydrargyri oxydum rubrum, or quicksilver. In addition to hidden mercury, we have also seen products with unlisted steroids, which can cause skin damage.” 4. Outpatient procedures can help, too: “Lasers,” explains Wong, “can penetrate down to melanocytes to block melanin production, while chemical peels can remove hyperpigmented surface skin. Again, your skin specialist can explain outcomes, time involved, and side effects to help customize a treatment plan that is the best fit.” 5. Throw shade on the chance of reoccurrence: “The sun activates our skin’s production of melanin,” notes Wong. “Melasma can be triggered by minimal exposure, regardless of season or weather, so patients will want to be vigilant about protecting themselves from the sun – every day, all year. A broad-spectrum SPF 30 mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide can help physically block rays. Patients will also benefit from protective clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.” “Fortunately,” Wong concludes, “patients can take action now to reduce the appearance of melasma, as research continues to connect the dots between hormones and other factors.” For more information, please visit www.advanceddermatologypc.com.





Authentic or Artificial? Tips to See If Cosmetic Surgery Fits You

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the saying goes. But when it comes to cosmetic surgery for enhancing appearance, industry experts say social media postings of attractive people can skew a patient’s perspective and expectations. Cosmetic surgery is a personal decision that can permanently change one’s appearance, so patients need to learn beforehand what type of enhancement will complement their natural look – and what might be overdoing it, says Dr. Scott Miller, a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon. “An ‘Instagram face’ is not authentic beauty,” Dr. Miller says. “Personalized balance and proportion are more important than stereotypical perfection standards. Patients should be asking what they should do, not what they could do. Not every wrinkle needs to be filled or flattened. Sometimes the take is not worth the give.” Dr. Miller offers five tips as a guide to how much cosmetic surgery – if any – is right for you: Do it for the right reasons. Men and women of all ages choose cosmetic surgery for various reasons, and in most cases, it’s a want, not a need. “If they’re considering doing it to please someone else, that’s a red flag,” Dr. Miller says. “If they are doing it to address something about their face or body that’s bothered them for a long time, or has hindered their personal or professional life, those are good reasons. If cosmetic surgery will make them more self-confident, great, but it’s not healthy to expect that other issues in their life will suddenly fall into place. They need to have reasonable expectations.” Less is sometimes more. “A cosmetic surgeon’s goal should be to optimize the patient’s natural beauty, a look that’s pleasing to the person and one that transcends trends,” Dr. Miller says. “Sometimes patients and surgeons push the envelope, and the results look disproportionate to the body. A good partnership between patient and surgeon respects the art of less is more. Surgery has its place, and it can produce fantastic results, but there are other tools and tricks as well.” Don’t make it an experiment. “If you want to experiment, do it with your hair, clothes, makeup and nails,” Dr. Miller says. “But do not do it with your face. Trends in facial surgery come and go, but unlike other aspects of fashion and beauty, you usually can’t go back and change a surgery.” Learn from what you see. Dr. Miller says it is easy to spot some people who have had cosmetic surgery, and that’s not always a good look. “The best cosmetic surgery is cosmetic surgery you can’t see,” he says. “Some patients say they can tell on the street when someone has had filler or a facelift, and I tell them the only cosmetic surgery you can see is usually badly done surgery. It creates an artificial look that decreases the body image.” Be on the same page with your surgeon. “Patients should feel heard, and they should choose a cosmetic surgeon whose philosophy of beauty they share,” Dr. Miller says. “True beauty is idiosyncratic and personal. When done right, the surgery respects one’s body while augmenting aspects of the body in a way that is complementary to their physique. There is no one perfect look. A cosmetic surgeon’s job is to help patients reveal their best self.” “Cosmetic surgery should not be an impulsive decision, but one that is very carefully thought out,” Dr. Miller says. “It can enhance one’s unique beauty, but it’s not about making them look like a celebrity.” About Dr. Scott Miller Dr. Scott Miller is a board-certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon and the founder of Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center. He earned his medical degree from the University of California Irvine, College of Medicine and performed his plastic surgery residency at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. Dr. Miller took a prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship with world-renowned plastic surgeon Bruce Connell, M.D.; is an attending surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.; and a voluntary clinical instructor and assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of California, San Diego. A sought-after speaker, he has published numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters and has been honored many times for his contributions to aesthetic surgery. www.MillerCosmeticSurgery.com. October 2020


Photo by Bert Stern for Vogue, in the Fall of 1961




Morrison Hotel Gallery Debuts 'Silver Screen' A Virtual Exhibition of Hollywood’s Most Iconic Faces Lights, camera, action! When, in Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson laments, “We had faces! They don’t have faces like that any more,” she may as well have been paying tribute to the men behind the camera who helped define those faces through discernible plays of light and shade. Seventy years later, Morrison Hotel Gallery pays tribute to those iconic faces, as well as the photographers who helped immortalize them. Starting October 8th, Silver Screen continues the gallery’s lineup of extraordinary online exhibitions with a journey through grandiose portraits from the gilded age of Hollywood as well as candid snapshots of mere mortal actors who doubled as onscreen deities once they stepped in front of the camera.

Featuring rare works from the exclusive Condé Nast Collection, Silver Screen will be held in collaboration with Carla Valderrama. As the founder/creator of Instagram’s celebrated This Was Hollywood (IG handle @thiswashollywood), Valderrama has catalogued an exhaustive library of photographs from the birth of Hollywood on through its Golden Age and beyond. Valderrama’s book, This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars and Stories debuts on November 17th, 2020. To view the Silver Screen exhibition or browse through Morrison Hotel Gallery’s expansive collection of fine music photography, visit www.morrisonhotelgallery.com.

Photo by Floyd McCarty , 1955

During a time when so many people have begun rediscovering those famous faces and reliving those dazzling moments from the comfort of their couches at home, Morrison Hotel Gallery is thrilled to celebrate the famed personas that audiences have celebrated over nearly a century of Hollywood history, as well as the photographers who captured and cast them in moments that have become as legendary as the people themselves.

Photo by Barry Feinstein, 1959

Photo by Cecil Beaton for Vogue, August 15, 1964

Via Silver Screen, film fans will explore all of their favorite icons, reliving key movie moments and stepping behind the scenes to meet the people behind the legendary personas. In one moment, we’re transported back to 1960, when Sid Avery brought together The Rat Pack for a raucous Ocean’s Eleven photoshoot. In a scene captured a few years earlier, we find Audrey Hepburn, graceful as ever as she casually bicycles through the Paramount lot with her dog onboard in the basket. Fast-forward through silver screen history to Elizabeth Taylor, the epitome of elegance, getting fiery while flipping off photographer Timothy White as she steps from a limo.

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Photo Courtesy of AlienUfo Museum

‘Discover The Unseen’ Alien Ufo Museum Coming to Las Vegas For as long as mankind has fixed his gazes upon the heavens, the age old question has remain: ‘Are We Alone In The Universe?’ As our tools for exploring this vast universe continue to improve, the answer to our question comes more clearly into focus. It’s now estimated that for every grain of sand on planet Earth, there is another Earth like planet capable of sustaining life.

So, Can We Truely Be Alone? The answer has become much more evident and definite now, through the development of recent space and planetary explorations and undeniable UFO evidences. UFO activities and close encounters around the globe are in full swing, even though major world governments continue to cover-up the existence of UFOs publicly. To date, thousands of witnesses have been identified throughout the world and spanning every branch of the armed services, agencies and countries. 58

The weight of testimony, along with supporting government documents and mass public and official sightings, establishes beyond any doubt the reality of extraterrestrial life forms, UFOs and secret advanced energy and propulsion technologies resulting from the study of their crashed vehicles. We are sharing this immense space with other civilizations and it is so critical that a full disclosure of this long suppressed information take place. It is knowledge of profound importance to which all people throughout the world should have an inalienable right to know the truth about this important issue and it is time to put an end to the secrecy surrounding it. Therefore, an intergalactic blockbuster initiative is coming to Las Vegas in 2021 which is ‘out of this world’ and will completely change and transform your perception of reality and your current paradigm beyond Matrix. For more information, please visit www.alienufomuseum.com. www.HighRiseLife.com


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