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“Hulk changed my life,” Lou Ferrigno told me. And even though he admits to once being a nerd, a trait, I still see in his compassion, I wondered if becoming an icon of strength induced by anger, was actually the world’s way of painting fairness onto a person whose placid desire was to be stronger in the eyes of everyone, including himself.

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Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Red Carpet “For the eighth consecutive year, Mercedes-Benz is proud to support the festival and the Palm Springs International Film Society as a sponsor and official vehicle,” says Jill Martinette, Mercedes-Benz Regional Marketing Manager.

As the official vehicle of the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, Mercedes-Benz provided environmentally friendly luxury vehicles for Hollywood’s elite. The Festival, which runs from January 6-17, 2011, starts the winter awards season with a spectacular program of films and a celebrity filled red-carpet gala. Mark Wahlberg

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The morning I interviewed Lou Ferrigno, I felt un-strong. The familiar, brawny person in the mirror had become unfamiliar, and instead, what looked back at me was that inner nerd I no longer wanted to be. The irony was, this previous version of myself, a presumed weaker one, was in fact quite strong, a realization that who we once were, is rarely possible to ignore. And in life, if we’re lucky, we learn that our greatest weakness can sometimes serve as a foundation that will help to make us incredible. “Hulk changed my life,” Lou Ferrigno told me. And even though he admits to once being a nerd, a trait, I still see in his compassion, I wondered if becoming an icon of strength induced by anger, was actually the world’s way of painting fairness onto a person whose placid desire was to be stronger in the eyes of everyone, including himself. Here’s what I found out: Stefan Pinto: You said in one of your television interviews that you used bodybuilding as an escape while you were growing up. It’s hard to imagine you were a “nerd” and was teased in high school. Lou Ferrigno: Yes, bodybuilding saved my life because I overcome the nerd stage. I got picked on. I was fascinated with power and then I decided to take that direction because I knew that would make me feel good about myself. SP: I find that to be quite common among once nerdy guys. It was the same for Arnold; bodybuilding saved him... it certainly saved me. LF: Yeah. If you’re tough, you’re more of a man, “you’re not going to beat me up.” It was all I had. I did it to survive. I had nothing else. SP: So when you got the role of The Hulk... LF: 1977, I went down for the audition, they had a screen test and then I got the part, we started filming soon after. I had to put my bodybuilding competing on hold. SP: Were you looking to be an actor?

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LF: Not at the time. I was training for the Mr. Olympia competition. When I got the part for Hulk, it seemed everything just fell into place at the right time, and I was in the right place. SP: When you feel perfect to play a role, say The Hulk, do you think that the socalled Universe orchestrates everything so that you get it? I mean, you said you weren’t looking to be an actor, yet you got this incredible, so to speak, television role. LF: I didn’t think about it at the time. But looking back, I always felt that that character would be perfect for me, it was something I did realize when I read Hulk comic books. I always envisioned that someday I would eventually play a superhero and the role of The Incredible Hulk was a dream come true. SP: It sure was. How do you train to be a Mr. Universe? What does that involve? LF: Ah, you know barbells, dumb bells, working out, eating, dieting, training -Carla Ferrigno: Posing. LF: [nods] Tanning... SP: Do you miss that? It is part of who you are. That’s the essence of Lou Ferrigno. LF: No, I don’t miss competing. I still workout. At this stage of my life I’m just happy to maintain what I have. I’m 59 now. I enjoyed the competition and since I retired to do The Hulk TV series, I came back at 40 to compete again and I knew that I lost 17 years, but you can’t devote the same time as you used to. SP: You were out of it for 17 years, and you came back at 42, that’s a long time to be away from something you like. How do you continue to motivate yourself to make this type of comeback? LF: I have a tremendous passion for fitness, I love challenges and I am a very driven guy. I wanted to compete again as I felt I had unfinished business. When I retired [from competing] in 1975, I wasn’t in my best shape and then when I decided to come back to the sport, I had to compete against 90 body builders instead of

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70. Bodybuilding changes every decade and it was one of the biggest challenges of my life. It’s very hard and I’m glad I did it because I never have to look back and say “I should’ve done it one more time.” I had to deal with it even though it wasn’t the best time for me to do it. If I had continued and didn’t do The Hulk TV series, I would’ve won Mr. Olympia seven or eight times, like Arnold, but I chose to go into show business and I didn’t expect The Hulk to run that long as a series. SP: If you didn’t do bodybuilding, or followed that path, what do you think you would’ve been doing with your life? LF: That’s a good question. Probably... construction. I was a sheet metal apprentice. I worked a lot with my hands. But I didn’t like it. Probably quite a lot of different jobs. Luckily I didn’t have to make that choice. SP: Are you glad you did The Hulk? LF: Yes, it’s the best thing that happened in my life. SP: It changed your life LF: Oh yeah, ‘cause I was the Hulk my whole life SP: How do you feel about the last movie? How many were there, anyway? I forget, now. Was it two movies? LF: The last movie is better than the first one only as it’s closer to the TV series. The first one... I’m not so crazy about the CGI. That’s the direction it goes, all of these special effects. SP: Do you ever go “dressed” as the Hulk for Halloween? [Carla laughs] LF: I don’t think it’s a good idea. SP: Yeah, you’re probably right. You’ve said, “the charisma is gone, the camaraderie is gone [from bodybuilding] and you want to bring it back.” Have you brought it back? LF: Um... no. Everything is changed. Personalities have changed. Pumping iron


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is not what it used to be. It doesn’t have the personality it used to. When we started out, people who worked out, had nothing. Now, there is so much money involved, back then it was the love of the sport. We appreciated what we have. Today it’s not the same. SP: Do you think it’s done mostly to be admired? LF: Bodybuilding? SP: Uh huh LF: It has a lot to do with how you feel... about confidence. Because you want to be respected, as people. Most pro body builders have bad relationships with their fathers. We want to prove something. That’s a good question. It is self admiration, self respect. You see growing up I didn’t get admiration and respect. Bodybuilding gave me that. SP: I don’t think it’s something that’s negative. Everyone wants self respect, some never get it. LF: Oh yeah. But it’s a choice you make. Too many people work out, but they don’t sustain it, to be a champion or to be successful. It’s called being successful with yourself, with your body and your own personal power. SP: Do you think that’s different for women, though? Do women feel the same way? LF: It’s the same, exact way. Women have competitions. It doesn’t have to be about bodybuilding. It’s about your own genetic potential and how you appreciate yourself to what you do with your life; from taking care of your body and taking on a challenge to doing other things. SP: I want to talk about fame. You’re an American icon, a household name. You’ve worked hard to become Lou Ferrigno, the brand. Your name is even trademarked. Has recognition for doing something worthwhile changed, in that, people are now famous simply for being famous? What do you think is the fascination with fame, especially with the younger generation? 25

LF: There’s a mixture now of drugs, alcohol and no foundation. It’s worse today; people aren’t committed to themselves, they can’t be committed to relationships and they’re very vague in their minds. It has to do with their upbringing and the foundation you come from. I came from nothing. There are times I think individuals today have it too easy. You open the newspaper, people are breaking up, over spending, they take fame and use it in a negative way, feeling they can hide behind it, thinking they can live forever. Be careful how you handle fame. To me fame can be a great thing and I cherish it. SP: Were you always Lou Ferrigno? Some people become someone and the true essence of who they are, is lost. LF: I was always, and am always, who I am. I never judge people for who they are and nobody is better than anybody. I can’t pretend. You know how some people hide behind hats and sunglasses and put on a different show? That’s not who I am. Carla: It’s one of the reasons I married him. He’s gotten better, but he’s never changed. SP: How did you two meet? Carla: I was a therapist taking a break and decided that I would do this other job for a while -SP: What job? Carla: I managed restaurants. So, one night Lou came in with his friends. I threw him out... SP: Did you know he was Lou Ferrigno? Carla: No. I had no idea. I had been in a cult at that time, so I didn’t watch television... SP: Why’d you throw him out? Carla: Because he was rowdy and his friends were under 21. I got a call from the front that this man wanted to see the manager. Now, in those days, it was 1979, there were really no women restaurant or bar managers. Here he was; 300lbs, second year of the Hulk, super macho with all his guy friends surrounding him and he looked at me and said “I want to see the The Classic Male - Spring 2011

manager.” “I told him I was the manager, and I’m sorry you’re with people under 21 and you cannot stay.” He was being a macho Italian. I walked him to the front door. And he asked if there was anything we can do and I told him, no, there wasn’t. And he left. A week later, he returned -- by himself to ask me out on a date. SP: Where did he want to take you? Carla: He invited me to a Dolly Parton party in Hollywood. And I thought, “what a jerk! Trying to impress me with Hollywood parties!” SP [to Lou]: Do you think if Carla didn’t have the personality that she has, you wouldn’t have been so attracted to her? Do strong men respond to a stronger woman? [Lou looks at Carla] Yes, depending on the man. Most men want to control women they look down on weak women. But she has a strong personality. And I never wanted to be with a woman that I felt couldn’t be my partner. I need to be with a woman who respects herself not someone who has the brain of a donkey. [Carla giggles. It’s louder than usual] SP: A lot do! Especially nowadays. LF: It’s huge! [Carla is laughing and looking down at the floor, perhaps at her slipon shoes. Her toes are neat and her slippers are shiny silver, almost transparent]. SP: Anyway, I didn’t know this, but you were close friends with Michael Jackson... LF: Yes, for 20 years SP: And I don’t want to ask cliche questions, but obviously Michael Jackson is not synonymous with working out and muscle building. He’s a dancer. But you trained him. What was it like to train someone like Michael Jackson? Is it a completely different training regimen? LF: It was different because Michael and I became friends when we were together. It was my admiration for his passion for music and he admired my passion for fitness. So we collaborated and we had similar fathers.


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SP: How long did you train him? LF: On and off for 20 years. He would tour, take a break, train... Michael Jackson trusted me. He felt safe with me. He felt when I was with him, I didn’t want anything from him. I created a routine that worked for him. He had too many enablers and... Michael was a very smart guy and he was a huge fan of the Hulk. I never really had a big interest in music, so I wasn’t star-struck by him. But Michael inside was a very good guy. He reminded me a lot of myself when I was a kid and that’s why we got along so well. He let his guard down when I was with him and the same with me. We didn’t pretend. SP: Carla? Is that your family? [There’s a large picture hanging above a settee type sofa of the Ferrigno family. It is framed and looks like it might be a painting of a photo taken when everyone was much younger, when people still seemed to have time to pose for family portraits]. Carla: Yes! That was taken years ago! SP: They’re not teenagers anymore... Carla: No, no they’re not! SP: What are you doing now? Are you still a psychotherapist? Carla: When I met Lou, I took over his business. I have a business degree, I have a degree in divorce mediation, I have a psychology degree -SP: You’re smart. Carla: [laughs] yeah... and I have a PhD in men... so, I took over his business, and made a success of our lives. SP: One of the things about dating an actor and being married to an actor is understanding that an actor is a brand. Do you think that people in these roles have to pull that back in order to meet someone or for someone to be comfortable with them or does the person they’re with have to understand that type of genre of person? Carla: That type of genre of person is extremely narcissistic. They’re usually not educated -- that’s not true about some, like Edward Norton, for example, is highly ed27

ucated, he studied English Literature. But most, if they are educated, they are educated in an acting school, maybe in Yale in the acting program, they’re not getting what I call a real education… SP: Like Liberal Arts. Carla: Right, so they’re always involved in who they are and what they’re doing. And the big thing about actors and why they get divorced is because they meet and fall in love with each other’s images, each other’s PR but not about the person, and the person is usually pretty shallow and doesn’t have a lot to contribute. And most start out pretty young and never really live life. Look at Charlie Sheen, he never lived life. He’s been acting since he was young. They were never out in the world and experiencing life, their lives were... cushioned… LF: Lindsay Lohan. Carla: Lindsay Lohan. They’re cushioned by their own publicity around them. At such young ages they’re taught that they are everything. SP: So they’re living a version of themselves. Carla: They are and they never find out who they really are. And the reason they get involved in drugs, alcohol and letting their lives fall apart is they don’t know what the dark side of life is, and something is missing, they want to experience more life that they never got around to. So they drag themselves through DUIs, the drug addictions, the sex addictions and all that stuff. Self involved. They all started very young. I mean when I started, I knew I wanted to go into the world and have something to contribute. Yes, I was a beautiful, young girl -- so shallow -- but experiencing life. SP: I saw that movie “The Dilemma” and I think that both Vince Vaughn and Kevin James need to lose weight. And I know they know it. They can’t not know it. Carla: [laughs and slaps her thigh] All the years Lou did “King of Queens,” we were always talking to Kevin about training The Classic Male - Spring 2011

with Lou -- for free! SP: And he looks like he put on weight. Carla: He did! But you know what he always said... SP: Does he feel that it’s his character? Carla: Yes [smacks thigh] and he says he doesn’t think he’ll be successful so he’s afraid because he’s gained such success from being fat and there is a certain area in show business… SP: That’s an excuse. Carla: No, that’s what he wants. He wants to be that way. He has choices. His brother isn’t like that. He’s like that. And he wants to be that way. Whether it’s fear of no career or fear of being more handsome. Who the hell knows? All I know about Kevin is that he doesn’t want to be any different than he is. We’ve tried. SP: Are you glad your kids are grown? Carla: I am... I am... not that I wouldn’t love being [Carla, begins to cry] I can’t believe you asked me that [she says this while looking down. Both hands are in her lap]… [Lou looks at me. I swallow and wonder if I made him mad] SP: I ask you, as I have a 22-year-old sister, and I think it’s hard to raise kids today. Carla: I’m glad that we raised the kids in the years that we did. I think as a result of those three kids, and they’re very far apart, the two older ones had it easier. They grew up in a time that wasn’t quite as wild as what our youngest has experienced. And… it’s hard. And I’m really glad that they’re grown up. They have they’re own lives and all of that. I would never want to be 25 again [laughs] and I would never want to have a child again. And, I’m not even looking forward to grand children, sad to say that, but true. I’m done. I’ve done so much mothering. I was a mom that never had a nanny, travelled around the world, took them with me; a 24-hour-a-daymom. I gave, I think, a thousand percent. SP: “The Incredible Ferrignos?” LF: Our reality show. As of now, we’re talking to networks. It’s about changing


other family’s lifestyles and how we can help. Carla: It’s really a wonderful show. And, it’s not about us. It’s about other people and helping people in America. And God knows, people need help. But the truth is, at this time in our history, no one is interested in anything without a lot of controversy, a lot of fighting, a lot of sex, a lot of drugs and… SP: I don’t know if I agree with they’re not interested. I think people use that as a sedative, someone else’s life is worse than mine. Carla: That doesn’t help us, because we’re not that way. LF: Well it has a lot to do with the drama of the other families. The focus is on the other family and we’re the good police that show up and change a family’s lifestyle. SP: As a couple, you’ve been married 31 years, more and more people seem to be falling out of marriages, getting divorced. In fact, a recent media article went so far as to say that marriage may be out dated. What do you think of this notion and is there a secret to marriage longevity? LF: Open communication. SP: Open communication? LF: Right. Everything. Respecting each other. Being partners. Being best of friends. SP: I was going to ask you about pre-marital sex. Carla: Pre-material sex? It doesn’t seem like a question. SP: Well, I mean people say that’s old school, it doesn’t matter, If you really like someone you can sleep with them on a first date. Do you think it really matters? Carla: Yes I do. Absolutely. SP: I do, too. Carla: Absolutely. What I think about life, is that men and women, from the day they’re born, are led by hormones. I don’t care when our daughter says, “that’s old fashioned.” No, hormones are never changing. [Lou chuckles] 28

Men are still men. When a women has sex with a man, the first thing that happens is she loses all sight of anything that’s real. It’s over. You’re now bonded. SP: What does that mean? Carla: It means you’re bonded by oxytocin, whether you like him or not, whether you know who he is or not, and he will look great to you no matter what, nine times out of ten. It’s a bad choice. If you want something real, you need to get to know who that human being is before you start getting intimate. LF: [to Carla] You taught him something. SP: Do you think promiscuous women lose a valuable part of themselves? Carla: What I know about that is they become calculating, hard and used. I would never recommend a woman sleep with a man on a first date. I have come to the conclusion that it is very foolish to sleep with a man until you get to know him for at least four or five months. And pre-marital sex? I wouldn’t marry someone unless I had sex with them first, but you really have to know who they are. LF: [to me] No more sex on the first date. SP: Well it’s a very generational thing… Carla: Used up. Used up, right! SP: I said “used up?” [Lou chuckles] Carla: No, I did. I came from the generation that “free love” and “free sex” and all of those things. I was taught incredible morals and self respect, sexually. And when I went into the world, my mother was very liberal, avant garde and wild, but very connected to her man. She taught me morals, but she let me read magazines, romance magazines, that no other mother would let their daughters read. The ones where you’d find out the women were having sex and getting pregnant. So, I got an education before I went into the world. And I went through a generation where women would have sex with everybody, everybody, everybody, and I could never figure out how they did that. SP: Where’d they find the time? The Classic Male - Spring 2011

[Lou chuckles] Carla: The time? I don’t know. I just couldn’t understand it emotionally. Men would try and talk me into having sex, I couldn’t figure that that out either. SP: Did you know you were pretty? Carla: Um... not really. Not really. I never knew that, but I knew that men loved me, for whatever reason. But I didn’t do things that the women of my generation did. And now, I meet women that are fairly sad. They’re sad and they’re sorry. They feel regretful of the way they lived their life, the things that they did, the way they had sex with every man that came along, the way they got pregnant by different men; those were all things I chose not to do. SP [to Lou]: Do women still throw themselves at you? LF: They do but I am who I am, and I don’t feel that I need that attention. It’s the nature of some women. I enjoy respect, and will never step over the line. SP: What was the first strange thing that happened to you? LF: One time, I was at a show, signing autographs, this woman, she was kind of drink, threw her leg on the table and wanted me to sign between her legs. SP: Did you do it? LF: No, she had no panties on [Carla giggles] LF: I said “I can’t do that.” Then she asked me to sign one of her breasts. I said I really can’t do that. It was an embarrassing situation. I asked myself “what do I do now?” The person next to me was kind enough to say, “he’s not going to do that, if you want, he’ll sign a piece of paper or a picture.” She was just over excited. You have that sometimes and as a celebrity you may not be prepared for it. SP: Especially at the beginning because you feel, that they will laugh at you if you don’t, or will they think these things about me? LF: I knew an actor, I won’t mention his name, back in the 70s, he would sleep with six, seven women a day. They would throw their number at him, and he would be with


that person two hours later. These people have no desire to be with one woman. I wasn’t raised like that. I wouldn’t respect myself and it’s not how I like to be. Carla: I tell women to choose two top things that you want in a man. I chose a man with integrity and not a womanizer. Lou is a man who is fully who he was to himself and doesn’t have anything to prove to anyone. LF: The truth is if you’re unhappy, just don’t cheat on your wife. Carla: You know, the further you get into a conversation with a man, you know if he’s telling the truth. People say “oh, you’re so lucky.” Friends, some not so-friends, have all come onto my husband. They say, “yeah, he’s so great.” Well, you know, this is hard work. It’s not just luck. I chose well, so stop choosing the womanizing, insane, macho men and you’ll have something. SP: But don’t you feel that is a mentality, the fact that they’re saying, “oh, you’re so lucky” that’s a mentality that’s permeated it’s way through everything; you should instantly become famous, you should instantly lose weight, you can instantly find a man, just because. Carla: This type of thinking is ridiculous. We made choices. We talked about these things before marriage. We made deals. He made deals with me and I made deals with him. LF: It works both ways. It has to do with choice but so many people are in denial and people make wrong choices and don’t want to admit it. You can never figure out another person’s relationships. Carla: People are human, they make mistakes, they hurt you. That’s the way it goes. LF: [to Carla] You’re scaring him. He’ll never go on a date again. SP: No, no it’s okay. So, do you think vows are outdated? For some people they’re just words. LF: Well my word is better than a contract. My word is my bond. SP: Yes, but a lot of it, Lou, is your upbringing. You’re from Brooklyn and I find that with New Yorkers, their word is their bond. LF: Well, there are some of them that don’t keep their word. SP: Certainly having nothing to prove is fundamental. Speaking of nothing to prove, I measured my biceps with this device and posted it on Facebook [I show Lou the device I used to measure my bicep]. People commented like crazy. So, today I posted that I’m interviewing an “incredible” celebrity and if you guess cor29

rectly, you win the device I used. So, could I measure your arms -LF: I don’t measure body parts. SP: Seriously? [“Is he offended?” I wonder] Well, will you sign it? Her name is Rebecca. You need a Sharpie, though. LF: Sure. [Lou Ferrigno gets up and goes to the kitchen, presumably to find a Sharpie to sign Rebecca’s Facebook prize. I secretly hope she likes it]. Carla: Let me ask you a question, what do you think about social networks and relationships? Don’t you think it’s so available that the access is tremendous? There’s always something. SP: Well the irony is, you said you have to make a choice, when in fact we have too much choice. Do people want to date me or their formulated idea, based on a picture, of me? And the younger generation is being raised on pop music and pornography, both quite visceral and fleeting. The minute anyone decides that there is something minor about a person that they don’t like, the scroll, scroll mentality sets in with “what else is out there?” Carla: Dating can’t be hard for a handsome man like you. [Lou Ferrigno returns with a Sharpie. The bicep measuring device is already signed, “To Rebecca, dare to dream. Lou Ferrigno.” His penmanship is beautiful]. SP: Well, maybe I don’t date as much as I should, and now, Lou gave me some new advice. Lou: How old are you? SP: 40. Lou: Really? I thought you were 29. I’m impressed. Thank your parents, you have good genes. SP: Thank you. I think they know how grateful I am and are happy that I grew up.

“Yes, bodybuilding saved my life because I overcome the nerd stage. I got picked on. I was fascinated with power and then I decided to take that direction because I knew that would make me feel good about myself.” Lou Ferrigno

Stefan Pinto writes a national fitness

column and hosts a weekly radio show. The New York Times recently featured him in their “Styles” section. You may find out more at: PintoFactory.com

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Porsche Design Worthy successor to a legendary timepiece Porsche Design presents the P´6930 Chronograph. The styling of the new timepiece deliberately takes its cue form the design of the legendary P´6910 Indicator. The Porsche Design Chronograph offers a compellingly technical look and innovative material combinations. Fashioned from self-coloured or black PVD-coated titanium, the P´6930 Chronograph is powered by a highly accurate COSCcertified automatic movement. It is scheduled for launch in autumn 2010. Purity of form with technical styling The P´6930 Chronograph’s impressive-looking case measures 47 millimetres in diameter and is fashioned from titanium. Particularly light and corrosion resistant, the material is characteristic of Porsche Design. The bezel and sapphire crystal caseback envelop the titanium case in a rugged grip. Four screws ensure the integrity of the case and underscore the watch’s masculine appeal. One version of the chronograph features a blend of self-coloured and black PVD-coated titanium. Another version comes in an all-black finish. The resilient black PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coating is the outcome of a vacuum-based process that creates a condensate which leaves a protective matt-black deposit of metal nitrides on the watch. Like the P´6910 Indicator, the styling of the P´6930 Chronograph takes its inspiration from design elements of the Porsche Carrera GT. Built between 2005 and 2006, this high-powered sports car is a demonstration of advanced engineering and represents the distilled essence of 60 years of motor racing history. The Porsche Design P´6920 Rattrapante from the Indicator collection is a recipient of the Red Dot Award.

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Uncompromisingly functional The two push-pieces of the P´6930 Chronograph are modelled on the pedals of the Carrera GT and offer superb grip. The same goes for the Clous-de-Paris screw-down crown finished in black PVD-coated titanium. The interior profile of the natural caoutchouc strap sports a tyre-tread design, allowing air to reach the skin; it comes with a folding clasp fashioned from PVD-coated titanium. The automatic Valjoux 7750 movement features an energy-optimised rotor system designed to evoke a Carrera GT wheel rim; it can be glimpsed through the sapphire crystal caseback. Characteristic of all Porsche Design watches is the purist design, typography and colour of the dial, which facilitate crystal-clear legibility in all conditions. The main hands are partially skeletonised to prevent any obstruction of the indications. The coating of green and white luminous material on the main hands, numerals and indices ensures optimum legibility at all times. The Porsche Design P´6930 Chronograph is powered by an ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement and is furnished with a certificate of accuracy issued by the independent Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The Porsche Design brand Porsche Design is a luxury brand with particular focus on technically inspired products. The brand was founded in 1972 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, and since then its products have stood for functional, timeless and purist design. The product portfolio includes classic men’s accessories, a sport and fashion collection as well as electronic products and a men’s fragrance range. The products are designed in the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See, Austria, and sold worldwide in the brand’s own stores, shop-in-shops, high quality department stores and exclusive retail outlets. The venerable Swiss watchmaking house of Eterna is the licensee for the production and sale of Porsche Design watches.

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Shane Dwight Shane Dwight is a young American Roots Music artist for the 21st century – a killer blues player who can rock the house all night long with the best of them

Northern California native, now

terfront Blues Festival, the San Diego Blues Festival, and many more; Shane’s energetic performances and charismatic appeal have made him a repeat performer on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruises; Shane provided the house band for the nationally televised “Microsoft Insider Live”, appeared twice as a featured guest on Elwood Blues’ House of Blues Radio Hour, and received airplay on hundreds of radio stations worldwide.

Shane Dwight cut his teeth on the rough and tumble East Side of San Jose California, where his natural talents were influenced by the neighborhood’s diverse musical undercurrents. He became proficient at various styles, and played in jazz and rock bands before finding his groove with the blues. Shane’s popularity spread quickly, and in 2002 he easily won the Monterey Blues Festival Battle of the Bands. Since that time Shane has released several self-produced CDs and kept up a hectic schedule, appearing at countless clubs and festival Main Stages including Florida’s “Springing the Blues” Festival , Monterey Blues Festival, the Portland Wa-

Recently, Shane moved to Nashville, Tennessee and signed with the prestigious Intrepid Artists booking agency. This year he’ll be performing over 150 shows throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. On June 23, 2009 he will be releasing his first TWO internationally-distributed CDs. Shane Dwight’s rocket is definitely on the rise, and this is shaping up to be a one hell of a year for this genre-busting artist.

Nashville-based, Shane Dwight is a young American Roots Music artist for the 21st century – a killer blues player who can rock the house all night long with the best of them, and an introspective singer-songwriter whose voice rings true at alt-country, Americana, R&B, and flat-out Rock N Roll. There is no pigeonhole for Shane Dwight, and no single corral can hold this bucking bronco. Shane’s talent is so fierce and his inspiration so strong that his music draws in equal measure from classic blues and urban R&B, from alt-country and modern rock without compromising his integrity or missing a beat.

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It is all about

HER A man’s guide to keeping his lady happy!

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Four Sexy Suggestions for Couples

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Low-Fat Dessert If either you or your partner are dieting and dying for a sweet treat, try an indulgence that won't pack on the pounds: flavored body oils. You can choose a flavor you're craving (chocolate, peach, vanilla creme) and treat yourself and your lover at the same time. Don't worry about the calories; you won't consume enough to matter very much. You'll be working them off anyway when the sparks start to fly! Talk the Talk If you're involved with someone who reads romance novels, you might be tempted to tease her about them. However, you can use those books as a seduction tool that she'll be hard-pressed to resist. The words in those paperbacks are a prime example of how she wants to be talked to. Pick one up and learn a few choice lines. You'll be sure to sweep her off her feet. (Note: Be sure you choose one of her own books, and not one from the library or bookstore. There are many styles of romance novels, so you'll want to recreate the fantasy she herself most craves.) Call In Sexy Day When was the last time the two of you spent the whole day in bed? Plan a mutual day off work, and spend the entire day together, just like when you first met. Keep all of your props and necessities nearby, and make sure you have plenty of water --you'll need the hydration. In the evening, you can order in some Chinese and share that in bed too. The fuel will prepare you for the next round! "Male" Delivery Women often don't think about sending flowers to a man, but the truth is, everyone likes gifts. Skip the froufrou arrangements (you don't want the whole office to laugh), and send him a guy-friendly plant. Prickly cacti, a Venus flytrap, or a red hot chili pepper plant are all appropriately masculine. Have a suggestive note attached, and you'll be thanked in ways you never imagined. 35

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Every year around Valentine´s Day a panic sets in for most men. You want to show that special lady in your life how much she means to you but you don´t know how. With the help of a few Valentine´s Day ideas you can romance and impress your significant other.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the time has come to begin frantically searching for that perfect gift for your lady. You want to buy something that shows exactly how much you care for her but do earrings say I love you? A new puppy, or is it flowers this year? Get a grip! Stop running around trying to buy a representation of your love when you can instead romance her and truly show her your feelings. Ask yourself where you can go locally that will be both romantic and special. If you are lucky enough to be in a warmer climate, take a walk somewhere secluded. Hold her hand and look into her eyes as much as possible. Let her talk but be sure you are sharing your feelings with her as well. Stop along your walk and have an afternoon picnic. Bring along small sandwiches, strawberries and wine if it is permitted in the area. Do not forget napkins and try to anticipate any needs she might have. For those of you stuck in the cold weather right now, warm up together inside. If the two of you are not living with one another and she is coming to your place, you must clean up your apartment before she arrives. Cleaning your space from top to bottom including the bathroom and kitchen is definitely something most women find impressive. It shows that you are excited she is coming over and care how she feels in your home. Make her feel more welcome by cooking her favorite meal or something as close to it as possible. Do not forget the candles or the wine.

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If you have been together for a long time and share a home show her your appreciation by doing any chores that she dislikes. Go to the grocery store before she gets a chance to, dust and vacuum your house, or take the dog for a walk. You want to help her with something that is stressful. Let her know that you are there to help and that you would like to put her further at ease with a massage. This is not going to be a sit on the couch kind of back rub either. Have her lie down and spend as much time as you possibly can massaging out the knots and sore spots on her back, neck and feet. Afterwards, enjoy a warm bath together under candlelight and spend the night relaxing with a movie and delivery food. Regardless of how new or old the relationship is, you must remember to give her a card. Choose a card that expresses the feelings you cannot. If your relationship is new, pick something that is funny and cute or something sentimental if your relationship is long-term. Most women may not be expecting a gift but they are definitely expecting a card. Without one, your entire Valentine’s Day plan might fall though. For most women, Valentine’s Day is not about the present but about how you made her feel. If the woman you are with is truly worth it then you owe it to her and yourself to give her an amazing night. It is the simple ideas that work the best.

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Interviews

Do you feel that we, as Americans, spend too much time talking, and ultimately thinking about food? ANSWER: I think that there is way too much of the same information thrust in front of our faces over and over and over again. Unfortunately the truth is that many of us don’t heed this advice so we probably need to hear the same messages repeatedly. Most individuals have the mentality that there’s always tomorrow...that is until you develop pre-diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or something that scares the hell out of you. Then your back is against the wall and you make a change out of fear and that’s no fun.

“Incidentally, exactly how many “Men’s Health” covers were you on? I’ve found and heard, 16, 18, 20?” ANSWER: 20 total.

There is a statistic in the movie “Inside Job” that generation Y, is the first generation in the history of America to be less educated and mostly more unemployed than their parents. Do you consider economic restraints to be the primary hindrance to one’s influence?

*What does a Men’s Health cover model eat on Thanksgiving?* - working title (Include dishes that are surprisingly high in protein or nutritious, dishes we should stay away from (but still thank mom/grandma), and is sweet potato pie really bad (or good) for you? I’m going for a “Top 10” style list here. Just be yourself. Include a link to one of your books.

“LIVE A HIGH INTEGRITY LIFE!”

ANSWER: I believe the way the electronic age has progressed it has created a generation of lazy people. Everything is going at the speed of light, we expect everything at the click of a button, but there’s one thing that you cannot be impatient with and that’s achieving and maintaining your health. You’ve still got to get in the trenches and do the work if you want results. As a Men’s Health cover model, how do you feel about The Situation, a reality show celebrity ( Jersey Show) being a fitness role model -and on the cover of a major fitness magazine? (I know, I know, but it is timely, the younger generation will learn about you (now) and I love opinions). ANSWER: I have to be totally honest. I don’t

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know who The Situation is. If he’s living with integrity then I give him props. If not, I suppose he’s got some lessons to learn. When it comes to role models you’ve got to walk the talk. It’s about taking responsibility because people are looking to you for direction. They want to see how you achieved success and might look to you as a mentor to emulate. It’s something that should be taken seriously.

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Gregg Avedon, NASM-CP ANSWER: I’m a conservative guy when it comes to the Thanksgiving feast. I do a heaping plate of turkey with some fresh made cranberry sauce on the side. If there’s fresh cooked vegetables I’ll take a mound of them as well. But I steer clear of the stuffing, gravy, sweet potato pie and anything else that looks two steps away from its original source! Link to Muscle Chow at Amazon.com Incidentally, exactly how many “Men’s Health” covers were you on? I’ve found and heard, 16, 18, 20. ANSWER: 20 total.

Stefan Pinto writes a national fitness

column and hosts a weekly radio show. The New York Times recently featured him in their “Styles” section. You may find out more at: PintoFactory.com


Born and raised in Northern California, Anderson Davis most of his childhood camping, fishing, playing sports. As a child his Dad and Mom set a great foundation for Anderson and his siblings. Simple‌‌love God, be loyal, be kind and cherish family and friends. I try my best to live that every day.

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TCM: Where were you born? I was born in beautiful Northern California. TCM: What are your current projects? I currently just shot another National Commercial for “Craftsman” tools, which should be airing sometime in Feb. I’m also in the pre production phase of directing my first short film “Time Stops”, which has given me a newfound respect for all filmmakers. It has been an absolutely amazing , yet tiring process to make sure every aspect of the film is being dealt with correctly, you get into some very intricate details, but I have learned so much about the process over these last few months. In any case the end result should be great and I have had some amazing backing from Family and friends to make this film possible. Beyond that I just look forward to another year of moving forward , working with talented people in the business and enjoying my family and life. TCM: Talk about the video you did a few years back with Katy Perry. How was that? Well it was great, what else can you say about working with one of the most popular pop singers in the world , she’s was an absolute doll and a real sweetheart. It was just happy to have been cast as her boyfriend , I definitely would have to say Iv’e seen harder days of work, then being in bed with Katy all day. TCM: When did you get the acting bug? When I decided to start pursing this career is when I really got serious about acting, and I really enjoy the whole process of it. You watch it on TV and you think I can do that! It’s not that easy, I promise. Just like a doctors studies his work, you have to study acting if you want to be any good at it, study, study and more study.

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TCM: How do you stay in such phenomenal physical condition? Phenomenal shape would be pushing it! I’m in good shape but that just comes from years of being an athlete, I started playing sports when I was 4 and haven’t really stopped. I just try to stay in the gym and work hard, I don’t really think there’s any real secret to it, you just have to have a good diet and stay motivated. I hate the gym to be honest but my brother actually is one of the only people that can get in there and keep me motivated , so I guess the secret is to find that person.

ready made it to the top of the mountain , it those people down in the trenches making things happen, taking grenades you know. I guess that’s inspiring to just see those people that wont fall down regardless of how many whacks they take! TCM: Tell the readers something they may not know about you? I love to be in the outdoors, whether I’m out fishing , camping, riding quads/motorcycles, I absolutely love the outdoors and getting dirty. Yes I model and all that jazz but I’m the furthest thing from a model you will ever meet, personality wise.

TCM: What are your best attributes? First and foremost I’m loyal, I believe its a quality a lot of folks lack, for whatever reason but its one of the most important things I look for in friends and family. I can also find humor in about everything, which drives a lot of people nuts and makes me seem a bit immature, but you need to laugh. I give 100% not 120% because thats impossible , but 100% of myself to whatever goal I set, I hate the idea of failing and when you give 100% there is no failure because you did your best regardless of the end result. I guess in all I just try to be the most well rounded person I can be, as friendly and down to earth as possible.

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TCM: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Thats a good question , that’s not a game I like to play on paper! I have no idea, you know the ol saying , your never promised tomorrow. So I take things a day at a time and try to enjoy the small things, I guess in 5 years I can say I’ll be a happy young man , but beyond that “?”. TCM: Who is your inspiration? I’m inspired by so many things, if you look around its easy to find inspiration, their are so many people just striving and pushing to do live their dream, people working jobs they hate to pay the bills. I guess inspiration for me isn’t that person that’s al-

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J.A. Jake Abel is a young actor with his career on the rise as he builds an impressive repertoire in both film and television. He can be seen in the upcoming Dreamworks film “I Am Number Four,� being released on February 18, 2011, appearing alongside Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, and Dianna Agron.

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In 2009, Abel was seen with Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg, and Rachel Weisz in the film “The Lovely Bones” directed by Peter Jackson. In 2009, Abel was presented with the Rising Star Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival for his role in the film “Flash of Genius”. He worked alongside Greg Kinnear, Dermot Mulroney, and Lauren Graham.

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In 2009 and 2010, Abel garnered attention for his recurring role as the newly discovered third brother in the popular CW series “Supernatural”. He has also appeared on episodes of “ER,” “CSI: NY,” “Life”, “CSI: Miami,” and “Cold Case.” Abel played the villain “Luke” in 2010’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.” He was nominated for a MTV Movie Award for Best Fight with star Logan Lerman.

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Born in Ohio, Abel discovered his interest in acting early and relocated to Los Angeles at 16 where he currently resides.

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Open to professionals, media representatives and the general public 21st Monaco Yacht Show – 2011 From Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 September 2011 Open from 10am to 6.30pm Venue Port Hercules - Principality of Monaco Main entrance to the show: DARSE SUD entrance. Other entrances: CHICANE and PARVIS SUD. 56

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Ben Ainslie is Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor ever! His career in sailing began at the age of 8 with his family in Restronguet, Cornwall. Ben’s father Roddy was a proficient sailor who had skippered ‘Second Life’ in the first Whitbread Round the World Race of 1973-74. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a way of life, and by the age of 16 Ben was already Laser Radial World Champion. With the help and continuous support of both his parents, at just 19 years old Ben won his first Olympic medal - silver in the Laser class at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Four years later, again sailing the Laser, he achieved every athlete’s dream of Olympic gold at the Sydney Olympics. After Sydney, Ben changed focus and spent fourteen months with the ‘One World Challenge’ America’s Cup campaign, but soon felt that Olympic sailing, and in particular switching classes from the Laser to the Finn Class, was what he wanted to pursue at that point in his life. The move to the Finn meant Ben had to increase his bodyweight by 15 kilos to achieve the optimum weight for the larger Finn class. This gruelling training programme paid off when in 2002, a little over a year after changing classes, Ben won the Finn World Championships. He successfully defended this world title for the following 2 years, equalling the record of three wins set by Brazilian Jorg Bruder in the early ‘70’s. In 2005 he then made history to become the most58 successful Finn sailor ever by winning

his fourth successive Finn Gold Cup. It was gold again at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, in the larger Finn Class. After Sydney, Ben changed focus and spent fourteen months with the ‘One World Challenge’ America’s Cup campaign, but soon felt that Olympic sailing, and in particular switching classes from the Laser to the Finn Class, was what he wanted to pursue at that point in his life. The move to the Finn meant Ben had to increase his bodyweight by 15 kilos to achieve the optimum weight for the larger Finn class. This gruelling training programme paid off when in 2002, a little over a year after changing classes, Ben won the Finn World Championships. He successfully defended this world title for the following 2 years, equalling the record of three wins set by Brazilian Jorg Bruder in the early ‘70’s. In 2005 he then made history to become the most successful Finn sailor ever by winning his fourth successive Finn Gold Cup. It was gold again at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, in the larger Finn Class. After Athens, Ben was given the opportunity to join Emirates Team New Zealand and reenter the Americas Cup arena. His role was as an afterguard member and ‘B-boat’ helmsman. He successfully competed on the World Match Racing Tour on behalf of Emirates Team New Zealand. After a closely fought battle, Emirates Team New Zealand lost to America’s Cup defenders Alinghi. The Classic Male - Spring 2011


Ben Ainslie is Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor ever! In 2007 Ben was back on the Olympic circuit. Straight back into the Finn and straight back to winning ways. He secured an unprecedented fifth world title, at the Finn Gold Cup in Melbourne. Ainslie already held the world record for the number of wins in this long established and legendary Finn Olympic class.

Ben Ainslie CBE

Triple Olympic gold and silver medallist Honorary Doctor of Sport , Southampton University Three time ISAF World Sailor of the Year ISAF 2010 World Match Racing Tour Champion

The sailing at the Beijing Olympics 2008 was held in Qingdao a notoriously tricky venue with light winds and strong tides. Ben also fell ill with mumps days before the start of his Olympic defence, however Ben showed his champion spirit to win his third consecutive Olympic gold medal. This cemented his position as Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor of all time surpassing Rodney Pattison’s record of 2 gold and 1 silver Olympic medals. Since Beijing Ben has received many awards and accolades most recently he was honoured Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. Ben also became the only sailor ever to be crowned ISAF World Sailor of the Year three times (1999, 2002 & 2008) and British Yachtsman of the Year five times (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008). Ben is now fully focused on qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics, which would be his fifth consecutive games. DOB: 5th February 1977 Born: Macclesfield (grew up Restronguet, Cornwall) Height: 6ft Schools: Peter Symonds College, Winchester, Hampshire, Truro School, Truro, Cornwall Started sailing: Aged 8 in Restronguet Creek, Cornwall Current Olympic Class: Finn class Duration in current class: Since 2001 Greatest strengths in sailing: My greatest strength is that I never give up Biggest goal: Win a fifth Olympic medal and win the Americas Cup Other interests away from sailing: Football,

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cricket and golf Your most humorous moment in sailing: Destroying a boat whilst sailing with Iain Percy and then having to be rescued by the RNLI Have you ever had any major injuries?: A snapped ankle ligament kept me out of training for 5 weeks Who is the biggest influence in your life? : My parents, Roddy and Susan, who have given me endless time and support over the years

“By the time I leave Australia in January it will have effectively been my home for two months. Being down here allows me to spend a lot of time out on the water in the big breezes and really work on getting my sailing fitness back up to where it needs to be for the 2011 season and the 2012 selection process. By the sounds of the weather at home, Oz definitely seems like the best place to be at the moment!” Ben Ainslie

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“GRACE”

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“Gentleman’s Yacht”

This stunning yacht « Grace » is a newly built steel 158ft « gentleman’s yacht » with several exceptional features. Built in the style of the successful passenger vessels of the early 1900’s, she has all the modern electronics, technical systems and safety systems equipment required for modern operation and sailing.

Classic style Motor vessel “Grace” is a newly built steel 158 ft “gentleman’s yacht” commissioned in 2004, with several exceptional features. Built in the style of the successful passenger vessels of the early 1900’s, she has been lengthened (2007) to feature an elegant clipper bow, a fan tail and sober superstructure lines with a slanting funnel and masts (for flags, lights and antenna’s only). The hull and superstructure are built smooth and fair, and almost no “cosmetic” filler has been used. She has all the modern electronics, technical systems and safety equipment required for safe operation, but her lines are resolutely old fashioned. Teak decks, bronze railings, deck fittings and lights recall the golden age of travel by sea. “Grace” aims for high quality without being ostentatious or showing off in any way.

Mission “Grace” is certified by the Dutch Shipping Inspection and Bureau Veritas for unlimited world wide operations. Her dimensions (48.35 X 8.20 X 2.80 m, 353 tons) and ma60

noeuvrability allow operation to small and charming harbors anywhere. She has ice class and is also suitable for e.g. Arctic operations or Northern passages. Her maintenance is easy and undemanding. She can carry a (charter) party to very remote and normally inaccessible areas in royal style and in comfort and safety in any type of weather. Accommodation The traditional interior paneling and period furniture recall country house luxury. Much attention has been paid to insulate this interior from the steel and aluminium structures. The heating system is laid out with radiators and convectors with “arctic capacity”, as well as with air handling units, dividing the ship in 4 areas. The powerful Air Conditioning system will afford the necessary comfort during visits to warmer climes. There are 5 double guest cabins, (3 doubles and 2 twins) all with their own bathrooms. The dining room comfortably seats 10. The main salon is fitted with a large screen entertainment or presentation system and has large windows with low sills for outside viewing while seated. The library with long bookshelves has a fireplace and a The Classic Male - Spring 2011

humidor for good cigars. The aft deck (with a wet bar and ice maker and a large teak table for meals) has removable windows, affording panoramic viewing. There are further decks for sun bathing and open air entertainment. A party of about 10 can be accommodated in comfort. Two stainless steel professional galleys contain all the modern equipment to prepare first class meals for guests and crew. A wine store is provided. A well equipped commercial laundry handles quantities of washing and ironing. Ice Class “Grace” is built as a commercial vessel under Dutch flag and classed for unlimited world wide commercial navigation by the Dutch Shipping Inspection and Bureau Veritas. Strengthened hull, propellers and rudders allow certified operation through light to moderate ice.

Silent Operation The ship is fitted with a system of ship’s batteries and inverters that enables totally silent


mooring and anchoring at idyllic locations without disturbance.

No pollution A certified sanitary treatment system based on bacteriological activity and a bilge water cleaner with electronic control prevent pollution of the environment.

Sound proofing Generator encasing, “floating” floors, double glazing, insulation, elastic equipment mounting, vibration dampers etc. result in a very quiet ship and contribute to the on board living comfort.

Safety Safety and medical equipment for world wide operations are regularly inspected and replaced. Structural integrity of hull and systems, watertight compartments and double

STATIC, DYNAMIC AND DAMAGE STABILITY

Commercial vessels have to comply not only with static stability tests but also with rather complex dynamic criteria to show suffi cient stability in quite extreme conditions of waves and wind from the beam. Grace complies with these criteria in all loading conditions.

bottom, heavy exterior doors and windows, the Plimsoll load line mark etc. have all been subjected to tests and inspections of the classification authorities. Fire retardant materials have been employed throughout. Fire detection and extinguishing systems, ship’s alarm, communication systems and a sophisticated computerized equipment fault warning system have been installed according to the more demanding commercial standards. Exterior and engine room cameras have been fitted. Corrosion prevention by imprinted current system.

Performance

A maximum speed of 12.5 kts can be reached, cruising speed being 10 - 11 kts. Trolling valves fitted on the 4.97:1 reduction gear boxes allow slow operation with very low propeller rpm. There are 4 manoeuvring positions: the bridge, sb and port wings and the top deck. Precise manoeuvring in small harbors and narrow passages is possible with two balanced

rudders and a 75 KW bow thruster. A hand steering wheel provides emergency hydraulic steering or manual operation if so desired. A more than transatlantic range of 5300 nm at 10.0 kts has been calculated. mooring and anchoring at idyllic locations without disturbance.

No pollution A certified sanitary treatment system based on bacteriological activity and a bilge water cleaner with electronic control prevent pollution of the environment.

Sound proofing Generator encasing, “floating” floors, double glazing, insulation, elastic equipment mounting, vibration dampers etc. result in a very quiet ship and contribute to the on board living comfort.

Fire retardant materials are used in the interior. All doors are steel marine fi re resistant B15 and A60 doors. The interior walls are TNFself supporting bulkheads (steel sandwichedhigh density rockwool) instead of wooden framing.

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Champ de Mars in

Paris This apartment is located on Rue Charles Floquet that is a very quiet and chic street located on Champ de Mars in the most prestigious 7th Arrondissement in the Golden Triangle area of Paris. For serious inquries, please contact, Victoria Napolitano victoria@hopelesslyromantic.tv

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BASELWORLD Each spring show in Basel around 2,000 companies in the watches, jewelry, precious stones and related industries to new products and innovations. The best-known brands in the world are exclusively at

BASELWORLD.

A warm welcome to BASELWORLD – the World Watch and Jewellery Show.

BASELWORLD at a glance: * 100,700 visitors from 100 countries * 1,915 exhibitors from 45 countries * 2,900 journalists from 70 countries * 160,000 m2 exhibition area (Figures: BASELWORLD 2010)

Each spring, some 2000 companies from the watch, jewellery and precious-stone industries, together with related sectors, showcase their latest developments and innovations in Basel. The world’s most renowned brands display their collections exclusively at BASELWORLD. About 100,000 visitors from the specialist retail and wholesale trade make their way to Basel from all over the world to discover the current trends and view the latest creations from the watch and jewellery sectors. The presentation staged at BASELWORLD is truly unique, providing an opportunity to experience brand worlds at the topmost level.

Where Business Begins and Trends are Created

Enjoy the sophisticated ambiance that prevails at this leading world event. BASELWORLD offers you the ideal networking platform. Here you can forge valuable personal contacts in an exclusive business atmosphere. We invite you to experience this exceptional setting and to combine the fascinating world of watches and jewellery with business success.

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* In Basel, you are visiting the world’s biggest and most important event for the watch and jewellery industry. * BASELWORLD offers you a unique overview of everything that the industry has to offer globally. * It is here that you can see the new collections, creations and innovations of the year: trends are set at BASELWORLD.

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* The world’s most renowned brands showcase their collections exclusively at BASELWORLD and do not attend any other shows. * BASELWORLD offers you the rare opportunity to speak to the CEOs and owners of the brands in person. * Take part in the sector’s main networking event. All the key players from the watch and jewellery industries meet up just once a year: in Basel, each spring!


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BASELWORLD the Watch and Jewellery Show is adopting new communication channels: the most important trade show for the luxury goods industry is now to be found on the social media platforms. A move designed to give a considerable boost to exchanges of information and opinion with those who have an interest in BASELWORLD. Online communication is being made even more attractive for visitors, exhibitors and journalists at BASELWORLD. Apart from the website www.baselworld. com, the World Watch and Jewellery Show is now also represented in the Facebook and Twitter communities. With these profiles, BASELWORLD is giving its guests from all over the world the opportunity to engage in direct and uncomplicated communication with the show. And a platform is being created for exchanges of opinion between those with an interest in 65

BASELWORLD. Users will comment on and discuss innovations of BASELWORLD and its exhibitors, pool their experience and ask questions about the show. The latest information on the setting up of the show will be included in the profile contents, together with all the news on the world’s most important event for the watch and jewellery industry. It will be possible to convey more information on BASELWORLD, 365 days a year, even after the show itself has come to a close. The Classic Male - Spring 2011


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My Business Magazine is magazine devoted exclusively to your business . The magazine title can be your business name, and it will have articles about your business, as well as photos of your products, services, or location. We will edit and polish your original written content, and we can provide articles of interest related to your business. You can use your magazine as a marketing tool, hand it to customers visiting your business, and stay in touch with your repeat customers by providing useful information of interest to them on an ongoing basis by releasing a quarterly publication. These are high quality print-ondemand magazines with no minimum order. We can even make your magazine available on the iPad.

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The legendary Ritz Hotel on the Place Vendôme in Paris is nowoffering its welltravelled guests a further highlight: fully renovated, the largest suite in the famous establishment has been fitted out with a Porsche Design kitchen from Poggenpohl. To guarantee an exclusive ambience offering unequalled luxury and convenience in the most expensive suite, the managers of the Ritz decided in favour of Porsche Design kitchen P´7340. The 200 square-metre Imperial Suite boasts two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom (costing 10,000 euros a night). The suite’s regular guests include European and Arab royal families. The front of the Porsche Design kitchen is finished in Driftwood to match the rest of the interior. Driftwood, a brushed pine that beautifully imitates its name-

sake, has a natural-feeling touch and blends perfectly into the colours and atmosphere of the suite. A black worktop in satin-finish glass provides an exciting contrast to the warm Driftwood frontage. The innovative frame construction from aluminium, as the material characteristic of the Porsche Design brand, forms the backbone of the kitchen, uniting the materials of wood and glass to create a sophisticated, practical design that’s purist in looks.

kitchens are the handleless units with a precision system that automatically opens them in response to a nudge and closes them again after they are given a slight push. Doing away with handles emphasises the furniture’s uncompromisingly purist look.

Luxury kitchens in Porsche Design are produced in cooperation with premium kitchen manufacturer Poggenpohl. Porsche Design Group and Poggenpohl have been working together since 2005. In June 2010 the two luxury brands extended their partnership to 2014. A particularly impressive feature of the luxury Poggenpohl Porsche Design Kitchen c/o Poggenpohl Möbelwerke GmbH Poggenpohlstr. 1 32051 Herford Germany tel +49 [0] 5221 381 - 0 fax +49 [0] 5221 381 - 321 info@poggenpohl.com www.porsche-design.com

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Paris Ritz gives its most expensive suite a Porsche Design kitchen

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Porsche Lizenz- und

Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG PorschestraĂ&#x;e 1 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen Germany Tel.: +49 [0] 711 911 12919 www.porsche-design.com

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Porsche Lizenz- und

Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG PorschestraĂ&#x;e 1 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen Germany Tel.: +49 [0] 711 911 12919 www.porsche-design.com

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Porsche Lizenz- und

Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG PorschestraĂ&#x;e 1 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen Germany Tel.: +49 [0] 711 911 12919 www.porsche-design.com

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Fifth Floor Champagne Bar Harvey Nichols A stunning new Fifth Floor Champagne Bar has just opened at the flagship Harvey Nichols store in Knightsbridge in an exclusive collaboration with Champagne Perrier-Jouët.

Knightsbridge, London Fifth Floor Bar, Harvey Nichols

A stunning new Fifth Floor Champagne Bar has just opened at the flagship Harvey Nichols store in Knightsbridge in an exclusive collaboration with Champagne Perrier-Jouët. Inspired by the iconic anemone design for the Cuvée Belle Époque Champagne bottle, the interiors by Shaun Clarkson ID are a contemporary interpretation of the grand turn of the century art nouveau salons. It is a beautiful space, full of natural light. White dominates the colour scheme, from Chesterfield and chaise longue seating and chandeliers to the circular bar made out of a single piece of white corian. Swarovski crystal clad spotlights add sparkle while flashes of bright pink and green on the tabletops and backs of chairs add colour. Dark oak floor is trimmed with a bespoke carpet of swirling anemones, and the delicate flowers also illustrate the walls and the ceiling. 78

This theme of the delicate flowers continues through the drinks list with an excellent selection of Botanical cocktails including Wild Flower with notes of hibiscus (Absolut Vodka, fresh apples, pomme verte, hibiscus, served with griotte cherry and hibiscus flower), London in Bloom with orange flower water (London’s Beefeater gin, fresh lychee, lemon juice and rhubarb liqueur, finished with orange flower water) and Perrier-Jouët Garden Party (Beefeater 24, mint and elderflower combined with apple, green grape and a touch of wasabi and topped up with Perrier-Jouët Champagne). Seasonal favourites include a twist on a Gin and Tonic - served as a martini and drinks made with autumnal fruits such as figs, pears and quince. Champagne features strongly on the menu, from rare vintages such as Belle Époque Blanc de Blancs to Champagne The Classic Male - Spring 2011

flights. Created by the Bar team and Executive Chef Jonas Karlsson to allow guests a unique opportunity of experiencing Champagne usually unavailable by the glass, the flight includes four specially selected Perrier-Jouët Champagnes paired with bite sized accompaniments. Jonas’s food menu also features delicious treats such as Lobster cocktail, ‘Rossini’ burger, oysters and caviar, while macaroons, cupcakes and raspberry and white chocolate mousse provide a perfect sweet accompaniment to a glass of Champagne. Fifth Floor Bar, Harvey Nichols, 109 125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7R


Jonas’s food menu also features delicious treats such as Lobster cocktail, ‘Rossini’ burger, oysters and caviar, while macaroons, cupcakes and raspberry and white chocolate mousse provide a perfect sweet accompaniment to a glass of Champagne.

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________________________ Porsche Design Eyewear c/o Rodenstock GmbH Stefanie Biereder Isartalstr. 43 80469 Munich Germany tel +49 [0] 89-7202-120 fax +49 [0] 89-7202-749 stefanie.biereder@rodenstock.com www.porsche-design.com


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