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The Finest Places in the Emerald City

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Robert Kiyosaki Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad —the #1 personal finance book of all time—Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. He is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor who believes the world needs more entrepreneurs. With perspectives on money and investing that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned an international reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage and has become a passionate and outspoken advocate for financial education. His most recent book, Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students—and “B” Students Work for the Government, a Guide to Financial Education for Parents, was released in April 2013. He is currently working on two books that will publish in 2015: Second Chance and 8 Lessons in Military Leadership. To learn more, visit richdad.com.

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Daymond John An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from his initial $40 budget by growing FUBU into a six-billion-dollar brand. The founder of FUBU, Presidential Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship and co-star of ABC’s hit series Shark Tank, John is a celebrated pioneer in the fashion industry, a best-selling author, a branding guru and a highly sought-after motivational speaker. John’s track record as an award-winning entrepreneur includes receiving over 35 honors including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His firm Shark Branding offers advice on how to effectively communicate to consumers through innovative means and connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions. John has two best-selling books, Display of Power and The Brand Within. His third book, The Power of Broke, is being released early in 2016. To learn more, visit daymondjohn.com or sharkbranding.com.

Dr. John Demartini Dr. John Demartini, one of the world’s leading authorities and educators on human behavior and leadership development, is the founder of the Demartini Institute, which offers an extensive curriculum of more than 72 courses on self-development, life mastery and leadership. Demartini’s knowledge is the culmination of 39-plus years of crossdisciplinary research, and he travels internationlly full time, addressing audiences in media, seminars and consultations. He is the author of more than 40 self-development books, including the bestseller The Breakthrough Experience, and he has produced numerous audio CDs and DVDs discussing financial and business mastery, relationship development, health and healing, the art of communication, and inspiring education and leadership. Demartini has been featured in film documentaries such as The Secret; The Opus; and Oh My God, alongside Ringo Starr, Seal and Hugh Jackman; and he has shared the stage with influential educators Stephen Covey, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump. He has appeared on Larry King Live, The Early Show and Wall Street, as well as in publications Shape, Leadership, Success, Prestige, Entrepreneur and O. To learn more, visit drdemartini.com or email the Demartini Institute at info@drdemartini.com.

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Ken McElroy has more than 26 years of experience in multifamily asset and property management and development. MC Companies is a full-service real estate investment and property management group that since 1985 has developed, built and managed multifamily housing communities. Currently it owns more than 8,000 units in several states, including Arizona, Texas, Nevada and Oklahoma. McElroy is the author of the best-selling books The ABC’s of Real Estate Investing, The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing, and The ABC’s of Property Management. He is also a contributor for The Real Book of Real Estate by Robert Kioysaki, as well as The Midas Touch by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki. McElroy’s fourth book, The Sleeping Giant, is dedicated to the new class of entrepreneurs emerging in today’s economy. McElroy is also an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), holding several board positions including president. He has enjoyed inspiring people worldwide, appearing and speaking for various programs and leading industry events. He has been featured on hundreds of syndicated radio and TV programs, as well as spoken with and written articles for many industry blogs. To learn more, visit kenmcelroy.com.

Barry LaBov, a two-time Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and inductee into the Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame, is founder, president and CEO of LABOV Marketing Communications and Training in Fort Wayne, Ind. LABOV was founded in 1981 and has a client list of national and international brands in a variety of industries, including automotive, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, financial services, private aviation, healthcare and higher education. LaBov has authored or co-authored more than a dozen business books, including The Umbrella Story series of business parables. LaBov has been published in national and international publications as well as appeared on CNBC and Fox Business channels. In addition to its Fort Wayne headquarters, LABOV also has operations in Phoenix and Indianapolis. Barry LaBov’s blog on business and leadership can be read at barrylabov.blogspot.com.


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A GUIDE TO EVERYTHING THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR RADAR RIGHT NOW

TRENDING WINE: ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

The late Robert Mondavi is regarded as the Godfather of California wine, and his eponymous winery is one of the most well-known in the world. Just released to celebrate Mondavi’s 50th anniversary in the business, this 2013 Cab is a crowning achievement for the brand. Full-bodied, polished, and rich with tremendous purity, it is a bottle Mondavi himself would surely be proud of.

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TRENDING COLLABORATION:

Louis Vuitton & Jeff Koons, “Masters” Two of the biggest names in fashion and art came together for this epic collaboration celebrating the greatest masters in art history. Works from iconic names like Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, and Van Gogh are reimagined in the pieces of the hottest LV collection in years. Inspired by Koons’ noteworthy “Gazing Ball” series of paintings from 2015 (which reimagined beloved masterworks like Mona Lisa and The Kiss), the 51-piece Masters collection is only available in select stores and at exclussive pop-ups. It features everything from bags and wallets to scarves, laptop sleeves, and key chains. Koons says he intends for the collection to help “erase the hierarchy attached to fine art and old masters,” but whether people view them as homages or misappropriations, their striking sartorial appeal is undeniable.

TRENDING LUGGAGE:

The Samsara Smart Suitcase A Kickstarter campaign launched this innovative piece of luggage, and it famously raised five times its original funding goal in record time. With a price tag of under $690, the Samsara Smart Suitcase will set you back about the same as a piece from the biggest name in the all-aluminum suitcase arena, Rimowa, but offers so much more in terms of included tech. Brilliant design and features like USB ports, and an integrated app, and a removable power bank that can power a mobile device up to 10 times makes this possibly the most efficient piece of luggage ever designed.

TRENDING TIMEPIECE:

Bell & Ross - BR03-94 AeroGT Orange Skeleton Inspired by the AeroGT concept supercar, this bold piece from renowned French luxury watchmaker Bell & Ross is guaranteed to leave an impression. With a 42mm x 42mm square case brightly accented in orange (with sharp, angular bridges reminiscent of the engine chassis of the AeroGT), the head-turning BR03-94 AeroGT Orange Skeleton proudly showcases its gorgeous

skeletonized chronograph movement front and center. Aggressive, sleek, and unmistakable: the watch is the perfect homage to the car it was inspired by. Limited to only 500 pieces, this head turner is a perfectly unique addition to any watch collection. For more incredible original timepieces (including another from Bell & Ross), turn to Page 30 for our exclusive watch and jewelry roundup. ISSUE 3 . 2017

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Takeoff // What’s New TRENDING WHISKEY:

Royal Salute 30-Year-Old The Flask Edition Royal Salute was originally created to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and their latest release is nothing less than regal. The 30 Year Old The Flask Edition is an exquisite, robust whiskey that comes with not only a gorgeous decanter but also (as the name might imply), a custom-made porcelain flask complete with a funnel and wooden serving tray. Want one? Act quickly, as The Flask Edition was first exclusively released in China and sold out immediately.

TRENDING AIRCRAFT:

Eviation Alice Commuter This revolutionary all-electric aircraft from Eviation was just unveiled at the Paris Air Show where it made headlines across the aviation world as the potential “Tesla of the Sky.” The Alice seats up to nine passengers, has a cruise speed of 240 knots, and uses lithium-aluminum fusion technology to allow for a 600mile range off of a single charge. This makes it the perfect plane for quick jaunts like LA to Vegas when it takes to the skies in (hopefully) 2021.

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Takeoff // What’s New TRENDING ARTWORK:

Andy Warhol, “Self Portrait” Nothing perfectly embodies the sensibilities of history’s preeminent pop art master than this turquoise work. The piece — Warhol’s first-ever self-portrait — sold for $7.7 million on June 28 at a Sotheby’s auction in London. Aptly titled Self Portrait, it was taken in a dime store photo-booth in 1963 or 1964. Decades before selfies became ubiquitous, the man who once said, “in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” made this prophetic, quintessentially Warholian piece.

TRENDING HOTEL:

Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast A former 11th-Century palace set on cliffs high above the Mediterranean, the Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of the finest luxury hotels in Italy, if not all of Europe. The Amalfi Coast is one of the premier luxury destinations in the world, and this hotel allows you to savor it all (you are just a short boat ride from sights like Positano or Pompeii). With its carefully preserved fresco-covered ceilings, terraced gardens, and stunning infinity pool overlooking the picturesque waters below, this is without question an idyllic place to stay this summer.

TRENDING RESTAURANT:

Beauty & Essex LA

It began in New York’s Lower East Side, a complete one-ofa-kind restaurant concept hidden behind a front of a pawn shop on Essex Street. Then it expanded to Las Vegas, with an equally lively and exciting location at The Cosmopolitan. And now, Chef Chris Santos has broken ground on a Hollywood location that might just be the best one yet. Beauty & Essex LA occupies over 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor seating (a first for the brand) and serves all of Santos’ signature dishes, including the absolute must-try grilled cheese and tomato soup dumplings.

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Casa Aramara is the only ultra-luxury 5-star private estate in Punta Mita, Mexico. Casa Aramara is exclusively for those special guests with the most discriminating taste who expect nothing but the BEST food, service, location, activities, and accommodations. It comes complete with over 30 world-class highly trained staff members at your service. For rates and availability, please email info@CasaAramara.com.

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TRENDING SERVICE:

Taste of Blue

In our last issue, we wrote about the world of luxury concierge services and interviewed one of the preeminent names in the industry, The Bluefish founder Steve Sims. For over two decades, Sims’ team has built an advanced network of relationships with the finest travel, leisure, and entertainment organizations on earth. And while The Bluefish is famous for opening doors across the globe for its members, it’s also notoriously exclusive, only accepting about one tenth of yearly applicants. That’s where Taste of Blue comes in. This innovative new service offers Bluefish hallmarks like exclusive access to events, luxury travel perks, and business service discounts, all for a low annual membership fee of just $295. Think of it as Bluefish Lite: all the same access for a fraction of the cost and minus the selective application process. And the best part? It’s all easily accessible via an innovative new app for your iPhone. “The idea with Taste of Blue was to provide the world with the same elite access that our members have been enjoying for years,” Sims says. “We know that some people can’t afford or don’t require all the amenities of a personal concierge, but we still want them to be able to taste the Bluefish experience, hence the name.” Taste of Blue gives you your own private concierge in your pocket, on call 24/7. Sign us up. TasteofBlue.com

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etset travelers that have only viewed the exciting and vibrant country of Japan as they are landing in Tokyo and then shuffling from one meeting to the next have been missing out. Thankfully, they now have a new way to actually get to know this exotic land a little more intimately — and in five-star fashion, with amenities, dining, service, and accommodations that match a worldclass luxury hotel or cruise line. Train Suite Shiki-shima is a 10-car train operated by East Japan Railway that only has 34 passengers on board at a given time. There are so many amazing features to partake in and enjoy, including a dining car with a menu devised by a Michelin-starred chef that resembles a top restaurant in New York, Paris, or Tokyo. JETSETMAG.COM

Every detail onboard has been meticulously designed and refined to be best in class. Even the champagne-gold color of the train is stunning, and the vessel drips opulence and style from beginning to end. The service is impeccable and includes limousine transport, and your luggage picked up at your home and delivered directly to your personal cabin on board so you don’t have to bother with it. On each end of the train are glass-enclosed observation cars, allowing you to enjoy the sweeping Orient landscape and countryside. Itineraries range from two to four-day trips. And if your travels in the near future include Eastern Japan, you might want to book a suite quickly because they are filling up fast.


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THE BELL FCX-001 HELICOPTER By tom zenner

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or helicopter aficionados and those working in the aeronautic industry, the news of production of new lines of choppers dramatically evolved in the areas of efficiency and safety should come as no surprise. But those of us who want to, need to, and enjoy traveling in them, are going to be excited about how cool, sleek, and sexy some of these latest designs are. One in particular that has caught our eye is heads and (no) tails above others that will soon be churning off assembly lines is the Bell FCX001, which, as you’ll notice in the photos, has a rotor-less tail boom. The FCX-001 looks like something tailor made for James Bond, as much a part of his ensemble as one of the Tom Ford two-piecers

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Daniel Craig seems to fancy. Just a few of its ultra-cool and unique design elements: Morphing rotor blades, safer and more advanced landing gear, and a virtual cockpit that seats just one pilot, allowing the captain of this modern airship to essentially fly this aircraft in tandem with the computer (another modern evolution indicative of the helicopters this sophisticated Bell model is on the forefront of). The FCX-001 is going to literally remove the dashboard for the pilot, but the view is going to improve drastically for passengers, as it has plenty of windows for them to enjoy the views for every moment of this stealth, stylish, yet ultra-safe ride. Consider us ready for takeoff.


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The Latest Luxury Jewelry and Timepieces By McKenna Leiva

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hile Baselworld in Switzerland a few months prior usually snags all of the headlines, the first week of June (i.e. “Jewelry Week”) is when Las Vegas presents arguably the world’s largest gathering of fine jewelry and timepieces. The most notable shows of the week are JCK/LUXURY — which features a staggering 4,000 vendors displaying their newest, cutting-edge designs, and encompasses the 1,000,000 square feet of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in its entirety — and COUTURE at Wynn Las Vegas: a dazzling exhibition of designer jewels that are truly one of a kind. Here are some of our favorite pieces from our favorite week in Vegas.

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This utterly breathtaking engagement ring from the Pirouetta collection simply exudes romance. With an extraordinarily enchanting design, the Kirk Kara Pirouetta includes handcrafted details, featuring peek-a-boo diamonds and signature filigree. The design radiates passion, with 5/8 ctw of diamonds and a customizable option to add the 1 karat oval stone pictured above. ($4,550)

These two stacked engagement rings exemplify the best of Alor’s Ecoearth Bridal collection. 14 karat yellow gold with an elegant, crisscross cable motif featuring 0.13 and 0.15 total karat weight. Center stones are available separately (Alor prefers Diamond Foundry lab-grown diamonds). (Price Varies Depending Upon Center Stone)

One of the most exceptionally unique pieces on display at Jewelry Week, this stunning necklace is guaranteed to turn heads. Made of 18K yellow gold with a dazzling array of G/VS diamonds, black diamonds, and faceted black diamonds, the Shooting Star is a true marvel of design. ($174,980)

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CHRISTOPHE CLARET 21 BLACKJACK WATCH

Perfect to wear for a night out on the town in Sin City, Christophe Claret’s limited edition 21 BlackJack Watch was created to appeal to casino lovers, as the watch allows you to actually play three games: cards, dice, and roulette. This truly one-of-a-kind luxury timepiece includes a pair of miniature dice, a roulette with a viewable rotor as its wheel, possesses 40 jewels and 501 parts. ($200,000-$225,000)

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ZENITH

The most popular new Rolex of 2017, the Cosmograph Daytona first made its debut in 1963, created to meet the needs of professional racing drivers. Available in 18-karat white, Everose, or yellow, gold (pictured), and with a dependable chronograph and bezel, it permits drivers to measure speeds up to 400 miles per hour. This luxury watch is the ideal choice for those in the world of motorsport. (Price On Request)

With an innovative design, the limited edition Bell & Ross BR X2 Micro-Rotor Automatic is delightfully bold with intricate mechanical movements. The timepiece is a favorite for Bell and Ross President Carlos Rosillo, who wore the limited edition watch to Baselworld 2017. ($65,000)

The Zenith brand has released a new ladies timepiece in a multitude of bright, bold colors. A stand out in the Zenith Elite collection, all options include a Moonphase complication, stainless steel case, and diamond bezel. Made up of stainless steel and a transparent casing, this allows the wearer to view the intricate inner workings of the movement. ($7,100)

COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA

AUDEMARS PIGUET

ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE HOTEL BYBLOS Audemars Piguet celebrates the 50th anniversary of the epochal Hotel Byblos Saint-Tropez with the release of a duo of new limitededition watches, the Royal Oak Offshore summer editions. The first timepiece being a luxurious rose gold men’s version limited to 50 pieces, and a women’s watch in steel with a diamond set bezel that is limited to 20 pieces. Both are motorized by self-winding chronograph movements, obtain white rubber straps and include white tappiserie dials. (Women’s $29,000, Men’s $47,500)

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NEW ELITE LADY MOONPHASE


CHRISTOPHER DESIGNS

L’AMOUR CRISSCUT DIAMOND EARRINGS Founder of Christopher Designs Christopher Slowinski has described this L’Amour piece as “the embodiment of innovation and perfection.” A beautiful addition to his hallmark Crisscut stone, these striking earrings are eye-catching yet classically simplistic. From the Renee collection, the white gold earrings are the perfect choice for the modern woman. ($30,790)

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UR-106 FLOWER POWER The UR-106 features the brand’s signature satellite hours in a mode that has never been seen before. Three satellite hours dance across the dial to display the most illustrative of chronographic blooms. Felix Baumgartner admits creating the watch was a monumental challenge, but Urwerk has surpassed even the loftiest of expectations. ($96,000)

Named Best Statement Piece Over $30,000 at JCK, within the 13.46-karat opal centerpiece of this ring an astonishing palette of colors whirls hypnotically. The opulent gem consists of ocean blue diamonds and sapphires, as well as a magnificent grassy green tsavorite garnets. As no two opals are exactly alike, this unique ring is a statement indeed. ($160,000)

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OSCAR HEYMAN

PADPARADSCHA SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE Oscar Heyman never fails to create outstanding, elegant pieces, yet the gold and platinum transcendently breathtaking. Including 45 oval padparadschas, 45 round diamonds, and 45 pearshaped sapphires, this luxurious necklace is one to be worn by royalty. The design is simple but sophisticated, and a sure stand out at Jewelry Week. ($350,000)

GABRIEL & CO.

18K WHITE GOLD WATERFALL RING Gabriel & Co. is known for producing unique, high-quality jewelry. That is why it is no surprise their latest white gold waterfall ring is impeccable in every aspect. Winner of Best Ring Design ($2,501-$10,000) at JCK, this piece adds panache to any ensemble. ($9,010)

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BRILLIANT EARTH

5 CT. EMERALD-CUT DIAMOND RING Brilliant Earth specializes in providing fine jewelry from pure and ethical sources and striving to bring more transparency to the industry. Named Best Bridal Design over $10,000 at JCK, this magnificent engagement ring is made from recycled platinum and features a 5 ct. emeraldcut diamond surrounded by an ingenious configuration of 0.9 ct. t.w. of ethically sourced diamond accents. ($149,500)

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JULEZ BRYANT

Konstantino draws inspiration from the whimsical tales of Greek mythology, and this sterling silver and 18-karat gold multi-stone bracelet certainly gives off an essence of pure magic. From the company’s Nemesis collection, this rare design would have truly been worthy to elegantly dangle on the wrist of a Greek goddess. ($6,850)

The design of Julez Bryant’s custom argyle pink diamond ring is one right out of a fairytale. Rose gold is indubitably the color of the year, and this engagement ring is an eternal must have, but especially one for this year’s wedding season. A unique piece that exudes femininity and elegance, this, in all facets, is utterly divine. ($699,000)

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DISCOVERING PUR A VIDA LUXURY Evening at the Treehouse, Rosewood Puerto Papagayo, Costa Rica

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our top picks for the best resort golf destinations to experience this summer By Chelsea Pezzola

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s a professional golfer, I am always searching for incredible golf experiences. And no true Jetset summer is complete without a luxurious getaway that not only fuels your craving for adventure but satisfies your need for relaxation as well. So in that spirit, we have decided to highlight some of our favorite golf resorts in the nation. Combining the serene beauty of nature, the fierce challenges created by world-class golf course designers, and the sensual luxury of five-star dining, spas, and amenities, each of the following resort golf experiences is a perfect way to enrich your summer.

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CAREFREE, ARIZONA:

BOULDERS RESORT & SPA Escape to a natural architectural haven on the West Coast by venturing to the remarkable Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree, Arizona. Not only will you be swept away by the multi-million dollar renovations made to the resort in 2016, you will find yourself secluded in the natural splendor of the Sonoran Desert. The resort offers 61 one, two, and three-bedroom casitas, seven restaurants and lounges, an abundant array of athletic activities, and a brand new clubhouse that accentuates its two championship Jay Morrish-designed golf courses. Whether you’re in the mood to relax or test your athletic abilities, there is no shortage of options at this resort.


Boulders Spa Garden

Boulders Resort - Hole 3 Discovery Lounge

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When watching PGA professionals take on desert golf at Boulders, it’s hard to focus on their shots as you become entranced by the beauty of the enveloping scenery. But despite the beauty of the course, its challenging design is what has won it numerous awards including GOLFs “Platinum Medal,” and Golf Digest dubbed it one of “America’s 25 Best Resort Courses.” Known for its rugged beauty and Southwestern flare, the resort offers a 6,811-yard, Par 72 Championship North Course and a 6,726 yard, Par-71 Championship South Course. Each course provides six different tee markers making sure a golfer at any level is accommodated. There’s no doubt that while being whisked away by the beauty of the 12-million-year-old unfettered granite boulder formations, the slithering Chuckwallas lizards native only to the Southwest, and the towering Saguaro cacti that line the fairways, your game will be challenged in new and exciting ways. The resort also allows you to enhance your golf experience by offering unique golf packages that fit every vacation want and need. These packages are especially distinctive, as they are center around everything from gender, to fitness, to age. The first and main package, “Boulders Stay & Play,” includes nightly accommodations in one of the private casitas, one round of golf per person, per night, a lunch voucher, and complimentary access to the Boulders Spa facility with unlimited fitness classes.

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Other packages include the “Fore Ladies Spa & Golf,” an exclusive, ladies-only trip allowing women to focus on and improve their game while savoring health-conscious snacks, participating in off-course fitness classes, and receiving the pampering of their choice at the fabulous Boulders spa. Meanwhile, with the “Golf Fit” package, LPGA Teaching Professional and Golf Conditioning/Fitness Specialist, Nichol Cavarra, explores the importance of fitness for golfers and provides each participant with personalized programs to have them maximizing their full golf potential. There are also junior specific packages along with packages that allow players to receive more specific instruction from world-renowned golf coach Donald Crawley. After sharpening your golf game and challenging your body physically and mentally on the course, you can alleviate stress at the aforementioned spa which draws upon Eastern and Western influences to create a unique ambiance of healing and tranquility. The spa offers access to Vichy treatment rooms, hydrotherapy tubs, facials, couple’s massages, shiatsu rooms, and more. Meanwhile, its bamboo accents, hand-sculptured water fountains, aromatic candles, and Japanese gardens will have you lost in a sea of relaxation. This resort golf experience encompasses is an escape from reality that will leave you feeling better about your golf game and rejuvenated overall. TheBoulders.com ISSUE 3 . 2017

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NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT

Mystic Rock

Changing up the scenery and vibe, we head to the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Whether wanting to embark on a more rugged luxury or maintain a high-end French-inspired feel, Nemacolin offers it all. The resort provides guests with five different lodging options amongst its vast, expansive property. These options include the Chateau Lafayette, Falling Rock, The Lodge, personal townhomes, and luxury vacation homes. Each accommodation brings an extraordinarily different atmosphere to the resort experience, leaving guests to discover their own ideal resort getaway. Regardless of which lodging location you select, you will have access to countless outdoor activities including its two immaculate Pete Dye golf courses. The courses at Nemacolin remind me of what Pete Dye once said: “Life is not fair, so why should I make a course that is fair.” These courses provide quite the challenge to any golfer’s game. Dye’s own Mystic Rock course is a Par 72 with a slope rating of 149 from the championship tees, which is one of the highest ratings in the country. It has received numerous accolades such as “Number One Best Golf Course in Pennsylvania” and “Top-40 Best Resort Course” by Golf

Autumn Restaurant

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Digest and Golf Week, respectively. This Pete Dye course sits on acres of scenic highlands where the tree lines test the golfer’s abilities off the tee while looming mounds and ridged landscapes surrounding the greens test the golfer’s approach shots. Nemacolin recently expanded its golf experience with the inclusion of a second Dye course, Shepherd’s Rock. This highlyanticipated, 7,151-yard, Par 72 course opened July 1st, and already has the media buzzing with Forbes placing it on its list of “The Nine Most Eagerly Awaited New Golf Courses of 2017,” and Golf Vacation Magazine labeling it as one of the “Top Pete Dye Designs to Play in 2017.” Sitting on top of the Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains, this course will offer challenges like Mystic Rock but with new breathtaking mountainous views that are sure to “wow” its guests. Similar to Boulders, Nemacolin enhances its golf experiences by offering packages such as the “Stay and Play,” “The Double Dose of Dye,” and even an unlimited golf package which allows guests to customize exactly what they want from their experience. The resort also offers guests access to the wonderful Nemacolin Golf Academy with one of GOLFs “Top-100 PGA teaching professionals,” Eric Johnson, and access to extravagant locker rooms featuring billiards, televised seating areas, bars, and much more. Nemacolin.com


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Cooperhead Course - Hole 5

Cooperhead CourseBeach - Hole- 3rd 12 Hole St. Regis Monarch

PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA:

INNISBROOK GOLF & SPA RESORT

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Heading to The Sunshine State, we travel to the famous Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort located in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area. This resort is known for its championship golf courses and is even home to the PGA’s very own Valspar Championship, which it has hosted for most of the last 25 years. With 72 holes of lavish golf, golfers should be prepared for all types of challenges. Beginning with the Cooperhead Course, a 7,340-yard, Par-72 Lawrence “Larry” Packard design, even the greatest of PGA professionals are challenged by its length and tightness. And its recent six-month renovation has the course in the most prestigious shape its been in to date. With the extensive re-grassing of all fairways and roughs, rebuilding each green, and reshaping the bunkers, golfers have no excuses for bad shots. Renovations also included all new tee boxes, some of which were expanded upon from the original designs and some which were moved forward to create a whole new level of difficulty for players of all levels. Cooperhead allows golfers to directly compare their games to some of the PGA’s best —names like Jordan Spieth, Adam Hadwin, and Charles Schwartzel — while taking on the notorious finishing holes known as “Snake Pit”...I think you can guess how it got its nickname. The other three Lawrence “Larry” Packard-designed courses bring the same level of difficulty. The Island Course, a 7,310 yard,


Cooperhead Course

Par-72, is surrounded by Lake Innisbrook and water daunts six of the eighteen holes, leaving the golfer no choice but to rely on their accuracy. The North Course, a 6,325-yard, Par-72, is the most similar in terms of terrain to the Cooperhead Course, yet provides new tests with its extremely difficult par threes and its length added during the new renovations. The last of the four courses differentiates itself greatly from the others. The South Course is a 6,442-yard, Par-71, links-style course, challenging one’s game with its rolling hills and strong breezes from the Gulf of Mexico. The uniqueness and the distinct challenges presented by each course gives guests complete fulfillment to their overall golf experience while allowing you to play like a champion. Named by Golf Digest as one of the “Top-75 Golf Resorts in America” and by GOLF as a “Top- 100 You Can Play,” this resort is a golfer’s dream. When stepping away from the championship golf, the resort offers a number of other amenities and actives to round out the

Innisbrook Executive Suite

full resort golf experience. Be sure to visit the new Salamander Spa for a Golfer’s Muscle Melter Massage after your celebratory rounds to restore the body and mind with the sole purpose of recovery. In regards to lodging, Innisbrook is a Salamander Hotel & Resort property that offers 550 spacious guest suites and rooms and focuses on a “back-to-nature movement” in which they help guests feel at one with the pristine nature that surrounds them. On property, the resort offers three different restaurants and two bars in which they have recently appointed Thomas McKinney-Stehr as the new Executive Chef. McKinney-Stehr, a well-known name amongst the Tampa Bay region, has over 30 years of expertise in hospitality and serves up a taste of European influences mixed with a Floridan flare. One can also tap into their athletic side again by visiting one of the 11 tennis courts, the state-of-the-art fitness center, one of six heated swimming pool complexes, or go hiking at the on-site nature preserve. Without a doubt, this sprawling, 900-acre resort is nothing short of spectacular. InnisbrookGolfResort.com

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LAPLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT Staying in The Sunshine State, we head down the coast to the gorgeous LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort found on the beachfront of Naples, Florida. To start, the resort is home to the second oldest golf course in North Naples. The 18-hole, Par-72, Robert Cupp-designed course was first established in 1958 as the Palm River Golf Club but was officially taken over by the LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in 2001. The new management refurbished some of the course’s older features and created a private tropical oasis that without a doubt challenges one’s game. With 14 of the 18 holes featuring water hazards and over 3,000 palm trees lurking around the fairways, this course is all about placement and challenging the golfer’s accuracy. Maintaining the Old World Florida feel, guests are greeted before and after by the elegant clubhouse that features a wraparound veranda, a grill room, a golf shop, and full practice facility enabling golfers all they need before and after a round. This old Florida course

LaPlaya - Hole 6

LaPlaya Baleen Cuisine

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will allow you a unique golf experience not offered many other places by tying together the historic feel of golf and contemporary tropic beauty. The resort features 189 guest rooms including eight suites and gives guest access to a state-of-the-art fitness center with rotating fitness classes, beach butler service, private poolside cabanas with cold towels and sorbet service, and countless water actives including boating charters, paddle boarding, parasailing, and more. Guest may also find themselves sneaking away to the SpaTerre, a massive, 4,500-square-foot spa focusing on elegance and a soothing decor, or to the famous BALEEN restaurant located on the resort’s very own private beach. The latter, recently named by Gulfshore Life magazine as the “#1 Best Restaurant for Waterfront Dining,” is known for its unique and incredible Floribbean coastal cuisine that is only enhanced by the nightly Gulf of Mexico sunset views. From the oceanfront golf to the incredible pool and first-class beachfront service, this resort golf experience is every beach lover’s dream. LaPlayaResort.com


nemacolin.com

Visitors to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort have always enjoyed the challenges of our Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock golf course which recently skyrocketed 19 spots to No. 40 in Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses”. And if that isn’t news enough, we’ll be adding a second Pete Dye-designed course, Shepherd’s Rock, in July 2017, making Nemacolin one of the top golf destinations in the world. So now is the perfect time to plan your next golf trip here! Call 800.422.2736 or visit nemacolin.com to book your golf vacation package.

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT PUNTA MITA Venturing further south, we head to the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. Located at the point of the Riviera Naya region and deemed by Forbes as “The Most Surprising Luxury Resort in Mexico”, this stunning resort is home to two Jack Nicklaus golf courses and offers a tropical golf experience that allows guests to savor the beauty of the seaside while testing their game against the ocean breeze. The Punta Mita Pacifico Golf Course is surrounded by both the Pacific Ocean and Banderas Bay, exposing golfers to water views on almost every hole and allowing them to catch jaw-dropping wildlife sights like whales during their seasonal migrations. This 7,014-yard, Par-72 is great for all golfers, as the numerous tee boxes allow one to choose the level of difficulty the course will play. The Pacifico Golf Course is also home to the legendary “Tail of the Whale,” the world’s only natural island green. This optional, 199-yard, Par-3 green literally sits in the Pacific and awaits golfers’ shots from the mainland tee box. The green can only be reached by

The Pacifico Golf Course - Tail of the Whale

Punta Mita Pacifico Golf Course

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foot during low tide and by an amphibious golf cart during high tide. It is a tee shot unlike any anywhere else in the world. Nicklaus then challenges golfers’ short games as they head over to the Punta Mita Bahia Golf Course. This course is known for its undulating fairways and greens making iron shots more difficult and putts harder to drop. Although it may test the golfer’s patience, it also rewards them with an incredible ambiance, as its signature hole is located on the beach just steps away from the famed El Faro surf spot. Off the course, guests are welcomed by 139 casita-style guest rooms and 38 sumptuous suites that create a modern take on the Mexican culture. The Punta Mita resort is home to three separate Richard Sandoval restaurants that embody the Four Seasons’ luxury culinary ideals by drawing upon contemporary Asian fusion, fresh seafood-centric Latin cuisine, and local Mexican classics. Guests can also indulge in the luxury of the Apuane Spa. With its recent renovations, the spa uses inspirations from the region’s native Huichol Indians and the natural beauty of Punta Mita to create feels of restoration, rejuvenation, and ideal self-relaxation. FourSeasons.com/PuntaMita


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By Si Si Penaloza

B MoPOP - Museum of Pop Culture and the Seattle Space Needle Photo by Tim Thompson

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illionaire Paul Allen knows a sound investment when he sees one. The Microsoft co-founder’s active investing in Seattle’s real estate should be a clear indicator of how desirable the city is. Because of its rich culture, thriving tech scene, and incredible dining and entertainment, we can see why Seattle has become the single hottest real estate market in the country (see Page 128). So from chic hotel hotspots and incredible culinary experiences to tremendous museums and championship golf just an hour or two away, enjoy our guide to making the most of your next trip to one of America’s greatest cities.


W Sound Suite

W Sound Suite Recording Booth

W Living Room

W Sound Suite

Extreme WOW Suite Bedroom

Extreme WOW Suite Living Room

STAY: W Seattle The recent beneficiary of a highly anticipated $18 million renovation, W Seattle is intrinsically connected to the city’s thriving empires of tech, music, and design. All 415 guest rooms and nine stylish suites have been transformed, finalizing the multi-phase renovation that included the hotel’s signature Living Room and Trace restaurant. In a nod to the city’s reputation as a defining music capital, the hotel is now home to the first W Sound Suite in North America. The smashing space functions as a private music studio for professional recording artists, studio musicians, and all hotel guests who wish to record in style while on the road. The Sound Suite is the brainchild of W Hotels North American Music Director Paul Blair, professionally known as DJ White Shadow, and best known for his collaborations with Lady Gaga. His attention to detail ensures a shrewd studio feng shui and top tier recording equipment, optimized for professional use. Imagine a sky-high studio with sweeping views of Mount Rainier. The active volcano is an icon of the Pacific Northwest, inspiring artists for generations. Take a romantic getaway an octave higher in the Sound Suite by having your own personal recording session, complete with all the

bells and whistles of a W stay: cocktails and gourmet coffee delivered on demand, lavish amenities throughout, and a divine bed to escape to at the end of the night. This new initiative illustrates how the evolving wish and whimsy of the modern hotel guest comes to life in the cultural programming of W Hotels. W Hotels dub their lobby areas “Living Rooms” and the W Seattle version is a destination in itself, allowing guests to dive right into a key social hub of the local scene. The northwest corner features a series of oversize wallpaper panels depicting a record collection with many titles from Seattle’s most beloved bands. This certainly gives the space a ‘sonic lodge’ feel, an eclectic mix of materials influenced by Emerald City lore and legend. Similar ingenious design touches can be found throughout. Grand timber “lodge poles” inspired by Northwest Native American culture greet guests on arrival, while tree ring flooring is a clear nod to the region’s logging past. Our favorite decorative element? A threestory fireplace with a built-in DJ booth, cleverly clad in industrialinspired stainless steel tiles evoking an airplane turbine, a tribute to both Seattle’s rich music and aviation histories. ISSUE 3 . 2017

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PLAY: Chambers Bay An hour drive from Seattle one will find Chambers Bay, a course that excites on all fronts and lures you back time and again. Celebrating a decade of excellence this year, Chambers Bay is heralded as the “#1 Public Golf Course in Washington State” by Golf Digest. After hosting 2015 U.S. Open, golfers from across the country and VIP guests from 27 countries flocked to the course. With no sign of resting on such laurels, Chambers Bay leadership has secured the honor of hosting the inaugural US Amateur FourBall Championship in 2019. Carved into the site of a former sand and gravel mine adjacent to Puget Sound, the course boasts divine views of the sound framed by the iconic Olympic Mountains. Designed by the esteemed Robert Trent Jones II, Chambers Bay possesses all the attributes of the world’s greatest golf courses. Imagine a dramatic links landscape with deep dunes and hypnotizing holes dotted along archetypal Pacific Northwest geographical features. (The most impressive feature to discerning surface snobs? The entire course is planted in pristine fescue, the grass found on traditional British links.) Risk and reward opportunities abound, and wide fairways welcome all golfers to swing away. While playing Chambers Bay, you will notice how distinct each hole is, and you will certainly remember each over a sundown pint at the clubhouse. Jones’ fairways roll true, but the design alchemy of the course forces you to be accurate. Consult with the resident golf caddies on strategies from tee to green that will get you around the course most effectively. Paying attention to yardages will help you set up great birdie opportunities. Be sure to take full advantage of your tee time by checking into Tacoma’s exclusive Hotel Murano for their Championship Experience. Three USGA championship courses are yours to conquer with complimentary same-day replays at Chambers Bay, Gold Mountain, and the Home Course. Negotiations are also underway to develop on-site hotels and accommodations to attract even more guests at this booming golf hotspot.

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EAT: Scout, Thompson Seattle

SHOP: Pike Place Market

Located at the Thompson Seattle, this high-end addition to Huxley Wallace Collective’s standout collection of restaurants offers incredible atmosphere and curated selections of fresh oysters sublimely paired with an inventive cocktail menu. Heartier fare of pork cheek bourguignon and a dry-aged strip loin arrive on plates with major curb appeal. On select dates every month, Scout offers wildly popular five- or 14-course Chef’s Counter dinners that are guaranteed to wow even the most discerning gourmands. For a classic downtown ode to authentic Pacific Northwest fare, opt for tableside cart service.

Aside from the Space Needle, perhaps no landmark more perfectly represents Seattle than Pike Place Market. The purest showcase of regional ingredients, this is a definitive Seattle culinary and cultural destination. A perennial destination, Pike’s new MarketFront is drawing even more Seattle food junkies to the west side of this historic agricultural trading post, as there are now 40 additional farmers and craftspeople on hand. On sun-kissed mornings, crowds gather to take in the convivial vibe — think fresh coffee, hot pastries, and local buskers — and help provide Pike Place Market with its one-of-a-kind charm.

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MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project)

Chihuly Garden & Glass

RELAX: Museum of Pop Culture

RELAX: Chihuly Garden and Glass

The celebrated EMP Museum (founded by Paul Allen in 2000) has now been re-opened as the Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP for short. Given the behemoth breadth of what the museum houses (including extensive archives on sci-fi and video games), the reboot marks a playful refresh for a new generation. One of the city’s most beloved cultural gems, MoPOP frames an inspiring dialogue on where we are at as a society. So whether you wish to indulge your inner Trekkie, or trace the impact of Seattle cultural icons like Kurt Cobain by touring Nirvana’s historic legacy, this is Seattle’s premier cultural showcase.

Adjacent to MoPOP in Seattle Center — home to the Space Needle and other incredible Seattle landmarks like the city’s renowned Science Center and former home of the SuperSonics, Key Arena — you will find another incredibly unique museum. Chihuly Garden & Glass provides an intimate look at the influences of another Seattle cultural icon, artist Dale Chihuly. Both a comprehensive look at Chihuly’s unparalleled work and an immersive visual experience, the Garden features incredible sights not found in typical museums like hypnotic live glass-blowing demonstrations, and an exquisite “International Fountain” that is perfectly synchronized to music. ISSUE 3 . 2017

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PLAY: Gold Mountain Golf Club Few discoveries thrill an avid golfer more than the mastery of a hidden gem. The original of the two courses at Gold Mountain, the Cascade Course is shorter than its sibling the Olympic and quintessentially Pacific Northwest in spirit. The back nine features dramatic elevation changes, while the front is fringed with towering evergreens for ample shade. A well-appointed pro shop awaits, where you can brush up on shot selection strategies direct from insiders. The Cascade Course is certainly less demanding than the Olympic course, allowing for a more meditative atmosphere. Imagine wide open fairways that are immaculately groomed to perfection. Once you’re up to speed on these greens, you’ll relish the tricky breaks in play. Feeling energetic? Get out there early and take full advantage of the 36 hole special. Revel in that priceless feeling watching a well-driven ball soar through scenic fairways framed by towering timber. Olympic at Gold Mountain is one of the premier public courses in Washington and a must play when visiting the region. Dense croppings of trees give players a feeling of isolation, and the design lends itself easily to repeat play, delivering more athletic thrills the second time around. The hubris-slaying, uphill Par-4 4th is one of the most confounding on the course, but oh so deliciously so. A thoughtful and stellar series of links, the heroic Olympic leaves you wanting more. Rather desperately. This lengthy course features a handful of long, challenging holes while also presenting opportunities for low scores. Celebrated cuisine anchors Gold Mountain’s clubhouse, as well as the ability to host 300 banquet guests.

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Hitchcock - Photo by Suzi Pratt

EAT: Hitchcock, Bainbridge Island Brendan McGill, chef and owner of Hitchcock on Bainbridge Island, reigns supreme as Washington’s oracle of regional cuisine. His signature dishes combine refined French flair with localized Pacific Northwest ingredients. The tasting menu shows off his virtuoso techniques — smoking, pickling, sous vide — across a dazzling array of dishes. McGill’s plates are meticulously detailed balancing acts; sublime yellowtail is grounded with sweet pea pearls and silken pork belly pools in a divine fruity reduction. Every dish is an experience. Front of house service is top notch, fixing Hitchcock firmly on the must-try map of destination dining.


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Goldfinch Tavern

RELAX: Olympic Sculpture Park

EAT: Goldfinch Tavern

2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the Olympic Sculpture Park. The outdoor branch of the Seattle Art Museum, the park is a vehicle for contemporary art, as well as an ideal spot for picnics, scenic strolls, and serene contemplation. The expansive green space features indigenous plants and walking paths that wind past works by top-caliber artists such as Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois, and Alexander Calder. (Calder’s cherry red Eagle steel sculpture has inspired a legion of photographers.) The park’s gift shop and café remain big draws, as is a free annual series called Summer at SAM.

Drawing Seattle’s well-heeled elite, Ethan Stowell’s Goldfinch Tavern boasts the most spectacular Elliott Bay views in downtown Seattle. Perched in a prime spot at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, this is a swoon-at-first-sight kind of place. The menu is focused on upscale, sophisticated Pacific Northwest cuisine, and Stowell executes an impressive seafood lineup to complement the maritime vibe. Hamachi crudo is a must, as is the sweet dungeness crab when in season. For turf lovers, the kitchen’s Wagyu steak game is on point. Needless to say, this see-and-be-seen hotspot draws major power players come lunch time.

SHOP: The Shops at The Bravern

Affluent travelers always flock to Seattle’s leading luxury shopping destination, The Shops at The Bravern, and the center’s recent partnership with Virtuoso only signals more incredible perks. The agreement treats refined travelers to an elevated VIP shopping experience through signature services such as complimentary welcome gifts, concierge service, car transportation, personal shoppers, and stylists available by appointment. This is where you can shop the legendary Neiman Marcus shoe department, and take in the latest in luxury accessories at stores such as Hermès, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Prada. In addition, the area’s first and only Bottega Veneta is now open and luring leather hounds in a big way. Sugar Factory American Brasserie is set to follow, and a nearly 20,000-sqaure foot spa and salon by beauty guru Gene Juarez (one of the most notable salons in Seattle with over 10 locations). Linger after a power shopping session at one of the many exemplary on site restaurants, a great way to wind down after a classic Seattle day.

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EAT: Shuckers, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel Oyster aficionados absolutely make a reservation at Shuckers, one of the city’s oldest and most esteemed oyster bars. The cozy wood-paneled resto-bar is perfect for kicking back after strolling Pike Place Market. The perennial hotspot offers a whopping nine preparations of seasonal bivalves and impresses international guests and locals alike with perfectly seared fish entrees and a divine array of raw bar offerings. We may be purists, but hedonistic chowhounds can also order any oyster a la Rockefeller, house-smoked, or a la Olympic (baked with Dungeness crab and bacon on top).

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STAY: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

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A Seattle landmark since 1924, the Fairmont Olympic offers an elegant haven and top-notch service. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this magnificently preserved beacon of Renaissance Revival architecture is as grand as it gets for Seattle. Recent renovations mark a return to splendor, to a time when important hotels symbolized the social and economic savoir faire of a city. The Fairmont Olympic Hotel shares deep roots with the city, situated on the original University of Washington campus grounds. The hotel’s loyal executive clientele certainly appreciates the 450room hotel’s prime downtown location and timeless glamor. And adorned in chic flapper-era style, the impressive lobby honors the hotel’s grand past and has played host to many a power meeting. Guestrooms are tasteful retreats with soft pastel colors and period inspired furnishings, while fresh fruit and flowers add a touch of home. Bath products are from Le Labo’s tremendous Rose 31 line and come in recyclable packaging that exemplifies the brand’s eco-friendly choices. A rooftop herb garden and apiary are the crown jewels of Fairmont’s sustainability portfolio. Be sure to order the hotel’s Honey Ale, made with honey from the rooftop beehives. Featuring a plush pool deck setting and 20-foot hot tub, JETSETMAG.COM

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the 42-foot swimming pool, tucked into a solarium on the third floor, is a rarity among city hotels, and its imposing glass walls open to the sky come summer. The hotel contains three tremendous restaurants: The elegant Georgian, The Terrace Lounge piano bar, and local institution Shuckers. The hotel boasts popular private party spaces; the Boeing company retains a private suite for entertaining. Sip Darjeeling under ornate crystal chandeliers at The Georgian, pose for a portrait on the grand mahogany staircase and feel like royalty in the Fairmont’s grand European lobby. Speaking of Camelot, John F. Kennedy stayed in the Presidential Suite during his visit to Seattle. 60 years later, it is no less regal.


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he is undoubtedly one of the most talented actors of her generation, possessing an uncanny ability to effortlessly inhabit a wide range of characters. Although she is currently most famous for her role on HBO’s smash hit Westworld, every character in her oeuvre is real, honest, and brimming with emotion, whether or not the project meets her talent. So it shouldn’t come as such a surprise that Evan Rachel Wood has slid so gracefully into her latest role...as a rock star.

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ast year, Wood formed the group Rebel and a Basketcase with her fiancee and artistic abettor, Zach Villa, and I have been invited to meet the two at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. With its sleek interior, lively atmosphere, and ample music memorabilia, the hotel is the perfect place to encounter a rock star power couple for the first time. The duo is there to perform a special concert to celebrate the launch of Hard Rock’s new WAX program, which allows each guest to have a Crosley record player and a basket of vinyl delivered to their room upon request. It’s a very cool, very Hard Rock program, and I couldn’t think of two more appropriate ambassadors than Wood and Villa. The Rebel and a Basketcase experience is both auditory and visual, with striking pastel images that recall vintage Bowie and music that is a beautiful, freeing assault incorporating an array of genres as disparate as the characters in Wood’s filmography. (Electronic Pop, 80s Glam Rock, Contemporary Alternative...there is a lot to feast on here.) Lyrically it’s a little easier to characterize. The unifying theme of songs like “Today” and “Oh Yeah” is one of freedom — freedom of expression, freedom from inhibition, freedom from dogmatic gender roles. “Why can’t I just be me?” Wood asks repeatedly on the latter track, a single from last year. If you’ve been following her career, you would know that she is not one to readily conform. It may sound like a cliché, but Wood literally has been acting her entire life. She grew up in North Carolina amongst a family of thespians and film professionals. Her father was the director of a local theatre company where as an infant she first appeared in a production of A Christmas Carol, and throughout her childhood honed her skills. By the time she was a teenager, Wood had already appeared in films alongside the likes of Al Pacino and Nicole Kidman, and at the age of fourteen, she earned her first of three Golden Globe nominations for playing a troubled teenager in the controversial movie Thirteen. Both the film and Wood’s performance felt like a revelation.

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Wood quickly developed a knack for stealing scenes. She was riveting as Mickey Rourke’s estranged daughter in The Wrestler and heartbreaking as a tragically naive intern who falls for George Clooney in The Ides of March. But it wasn’t until Westworld that she had another front-and-center starring showcase with the kind of widespread attention as Thirteen. The sci-fi series debuted last fall as the biggest new show in HBO history (yes, even bigger than Game of Thrones), and was just awarded an astounding 22 Emmy nominations, including one for Wood (her second) for her lead role as android “host” Dolores Abernathy. Her character’s journey was tragic, heart-rending, and profoundly cathartic. In a cast that included titans like Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris, Wood shone brightest. To a different degree, the same might be said about her performance at the Hard Rock. Despite some minor technical difficulties and obvious growing pains (it’s only the band’s second or third show with this lineup), Rebel and a Basketcase pulsate with vibrant energy and emotion. While Villa is clearly a seasoned pro, flashing classic guitar god poise, Wood is far less polished, far less calculating, and, just as she is on-screen, undeniably captivating. Towards the end of the show, she boldly stage dives head-first into the crowd. “That was my first time crowd surfing!” she exclaims enthusiastically afterward. One gets the sense that Wood might be having the most fun of her entire life in these performances. It is only fitting that someone who grew up acting in plays would meet her fiancee on-stage in front of a crowd, but that is exactly how Wood and Villa came together. In a meet-cute maybe even too far fetched for Hollywood, the couple first laid eyes upon one another while acting in John Hughes Cabaret with the theatre company For the Record. Both were playing characters from Hughes’ Breakfast ISSUE 3 . 2017

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Wood as Dolores on Westworld (HBO)

Wood in Clooney’s 2011 film The Ides of March (Sony Pictures)

Club: Villa the Judd Nelson role (“Rebel”), and Wood the Ally Sheedy character (“Basketcase”). The creative chemistry was immediate, the rest is history. Villa seems like a calming, grounding force in the hectic life of a young actress and mother, and both describe their professional relationship as utterly symbiotic. Both write, produce, and conceptualize visuals. Both collaborated to direct their new, blithely 80s video for “Today.” After a while, I get a strong feeling that Wood is the unbridled id — all raw inherent talent — whereas Villa is her more calculated left-brain counterpart. “There are certain things he hears that I just don’t,” she tells me, “he’s really good at fine-tuning the sounds and the instruments; he gets into the minutia where I am like ‘this is so out of my realm.’” Yet she goes on to say: “But then I will come in with these big stupid ideas — ‘it needs an Enya chorus!’ — that somehow work.” It’s “macro/micro,” Villa says. Westworld doesn’t return until some time next year, and while plot details are scarce — “I literally know as much as you,” Wood jokes — one thing we do know is that it would be unwise for her character to not have a central role again. The success of the show’s brilliant, labyrinthine first season hinged primarily on the strength of her performance. Delores was the perfect stand-in for the audience. She personified our confusion. And it was because Wood made this inhuman character so utterly compelling, so feeling, and inexorably human, that the entire journey was so emotional.

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“There are certain things he hears that I just don’t. He’s really good at fine-tuning the sounds and the instruments; he gets into the minutia where I am like ‘this is so out of my realm.’” - Wood on working with Villa When I ask her about the heart-wrenching moment when (spoiler alert!) Dolores finally reaches the end of “the maze” and learns the truth about her existence, she reveals that she bawled her eyes out on set that day. “That was tough,” she confesses. Aside from Westworld, both Wood and Villa assure me that a full-length album should be out “very soon,” and Wood admits she wants to start transitioning more into writing and directing. She has a script she co-wrote with Jenny Slate (Obvious Child), a dramedy she hopes will be “kind of revolutionary for women,” and intends to direct in the immediate future. Later as the bar is closing and Wood has gone to bed, I candidly ask Villa if he thinks she can pull it off. “Yes,” he says without hesitation. “She can do anything.”

For more on Evan Rachel Wood and Rebel and a Basketcase, visit JetsetMag.com for the complete, extended story.


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THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND INSPIRING BUSINESS MINDS WORKING TODAY

EVAN SPIEGEL SNAPCHAT

HOW HE IS CHANGING THE WORLD: The youngest self-made billionaire in the world, 26-year-old Evan Spiegel founded Snapchat shortly before dropping out of Stanford in 2012, and the rest is history. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Spiegel should feel extremely flattered. In the past year, Facebook (whom Spiegel famously turned down a $4 billion offer from) and Instagram have shamelessly aped all of Snapchat’s core features. One thing they can’t copy? The cool quotient. Snapchat remains the go-to app for millennials and teens who reject the manufactured, like-based infrastructure of its competition. And Spiegel? He seems focused on constant innovation and a foundation quietlycreated in February that aims to support “arts, education, and youth [services] over the course of the next 15 to 20 years.”

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JOEY FAZIO

HEARTS AND MINDS OF AMERICA, GUARDIANS FOR HEROES HOW HE IS CHANGING THE WORLD:

After starting his first business in his teens, Joey Fazio dropped out of college and joined the Air Force. Several years and a few failed business attempts later, he found himself broke and sleeping on an air mattress in his mother’s house. It was there he stayed until he made his first million. Today, amongst other things, he manages the assets of athletes, musicians, and celebrities; owns the sports supplement company FitStrong and multiple Denny’s and Crunch Fitness franchises; and invests in commercial real estate. But his true passion is giving back to disabled veterans like himself and his father. Working with Hearts and Minds of America and Guardians for Heroes, Fazio helps veterans cope with the inherent traumas of war. “I truly believe we will end the relentless suffering of PTSD in the near future,” he tells Jetset. “Nothing will satisfy me more than to give these brave, selfless men and women their lives back.”

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MARK BIRNBAUM

EMM GROUP, CATCH

HOW HE IS CHANGING THE WORLD: By revolutionizing restaurant and hospitality experiences and transcending normative chef-driven restaurant culture. Birnbaum’s EMM Group has been responsible for some of the New York’s hottest restaurants and nightclubs, but perhaps his greatest claim to fame is the phenomenon known as CATCH. Unlike most restaurants, CATCH is just as much about the experience as it is about great food and service. It manages to find a perfect balance between vibrant atmosphere and fine dining experience, perhaps no more emblematic than at its LA location. There, on any given night, one is liable to spot a who’s who of Hollywood elite, scores of paparazzi camped outside, and Birnbaum in the middle of it all, adroitly running the show.

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JENNIFER ESPOSITO

JENNIFER’S WAY

HOW SHE IS CHANGING THE WORLD: With her New York-based Jennifer’s Way Bakery and Jennifer’s Way Kitchen cookbook, Esposito is helping to make good-tasting gluten free cuisine more accessible. Best known for her work as an actress in movies such as Crash and on Showtime’s The Affair, Esposito used the lessons she learned from her battle with celiac disease to open the bakery, write the best-seller Jennifer’s Way, and inspire countless others facing the condition. “I just wanted to help people like me find gluten free food that actually tasted good,” she tells Jetset. As a neophyte female entrepreneur, Esposito has had to overcome many obstacles and opponents, but the strong-minded Brooklyn girl has never quit in her pursuit to help those like her dealing with the condition, giving a voice to both those with celiac and fellow female entrepreneurs along the way.

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ANTHONY SARANDREA

SITEFLOOD

HOW HE IS CHANGING THE WORLD: An entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and philanthropist, Anthony Sarandrea is helping countless companies across the world grow their businesses through a wide array of innovative digital marketing methods. He runs a profitable portfolio of websites ranging from commerce to content blogs, and his award-winning company, SiteFlood, works with businesses of any scope and budget to find the most efficient way to grow their business through analytics, paid search (PPC), SEO, and social media. SiteFlood counts several Fortune 500 companies amongst its clientele, and Sarandrea is passionate about giving back and using his prodigious talents as a digital marketing expert to help provide as many entrepreneurs as possible with the proper tools to succeed.

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NOĂ‹LLA COURSARIS MUSUNKA

MALAIKA

HOW SHE IS CHANGING THE WORLD: A model who has appeared in Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair, Musunka turned to philanthropy as a means to give back to her native country, The Democratic Republic of Congo. Through her grassroots nonprofit organization Malaika, Musunka works tirelessly to empower Congolese girls and their communities through comprehensive and completely free education and health programs. Musunka founded the organization in 2007, and today her projects impact the lives of tens of thousands of people. Frequently appearing alongside President Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative panels, the passion and devotion Musunka has demonstrated in her global fight have made her one of the most sought-after speakers in the world on the subjects of women’s education and human rights. Photography by Jem Mitchell

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BARRY LAMBERT ANANDA HEMP

HOW HE IS CHANGING THE WORLD: Self-made in the truest possible sense, Barry Lambert grew up on a dairy farm in Australia and eventually sold his company, Count Financial, for $400 million to the very bank where he first started out as a teller. Today he is a shining example of an entrepreneur using their success to make a positive impact. Always philanthropically involved, Lambert discovered the cause of his life after his granddaughter Katelyn was diagnosed with a genetic abnormality that causes blackouts and uncontrollable seizures. After futilely exhausting countless medical remedies, Lambert’s family finally found one that worked…Cannabidiol, or CBD. Inspired by Katelyn’s miraculous recovery, Lambert has donated over $50 million in the last two years to cannabis research, and through his latest venture, Ananda Hemp, has begun releasing revolutionary, non-psychoactive CBD products that are now legal in all 50 states.

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AHMAD HARB

EXECUTIVE STYLES

HOW HE IS CHANGING THE WORLD: Alongside his partner Jay Gentry, Harb is revolutionizing the way people think about hair, makeup, and wardrobe styling. Their company, Executive Styles, delivers on-site style services to weddings, photo/ video shoots, and more. Harb and Gentry’s vision for the company was to make quality styling services not only affordable, but easily accessible anywhere. Executive Styles implements an advanced network of professionals from the worlds of fashion and hair and makeup to service their client’s needs. The company’s overnight popularity has lead to a rapid expansion and caught the attention of many top industry professionals, but Harb says they remain focused on their dream. “We just want to help change the way people think about styling,” he says.

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Honest Advice for Entrepreneurs By Daymond John

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launched FUBU in my early twenties. As many of you know, I started out sewing hats in the living room of my mom’s house with the money I made working at Red Lobster and selling them on the street corner. I managed to turn that into a $4 billion clothing empire. I am not bragging when I tell this very familiar story; I just want to remind you that anything is possible and take the time to carefully illustrate some of the steps that got me from Point A to B. It wasn’t blind luck, and it certainly didn’t happen overnight. For those of you who have launched successful brands of your own (of any scope and in any industry), then you know the tremendous amount of blood, sweat, and tears that go into building a brand. You have to live and breathe it. You have to represent it at every turn and constantly be thinking about how you can further it. It’s a painstaking process, but when it does finally take off, you feel immense pride and ownership in seeing your baby grow and evolve into something beyond you, something bigger with a life of its own.

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“For those trying to launch a new brand, I cannot stress the importance of finding knowledgeable people in your field and doing the proper market research.” Invest in Financial Intelligence In my last Jetset article, I wrote about the importance of educating our new workforce for the jobs of tomorrow. I talked about the antiquated, inept nature of our education system and lamented the fact that people today are not taught basic financial intelligence. Kids come out of college with insane credit card debt. They are brought up in the culture of “you need money to make money.” But whether you are operating a billion dollar business or launching a clothing line or simply managing your portfolio, you need to have sound financial intelligence.

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As a Jetset reader, odds are you have already scaled to great heights in your field. Every true entrepreneur has tales of success and failure, lessons learned and crises overcame. And when Jetset told me they were running their first ever Entrepreneur Issue — aimed at honoring and educating entrepreneurs both young and old — they asked me what I wanted to write about, what wisdom I had to share on the subject. My first thought was to offer five rules for those launching a brand for the first or fifteenth time. So whether you are young and hungry like I was, or far more seasoned and simply looking to break into a new field, here are a few things I wish I would have known back when I was that kid in Queens with dreams of a brand of my own…. JETSETMAG.COM

This extends beyond going to business school and getting an MBA. Now despite the fact that I never went to college, I will never disparage higher education. But I will say that your education doesn’t stop when you grab that diploma. If you are a real entrepreneur, then your business education is a life-long work-in-progress. It never ceases. For those trying to launch a new brand (or any business venture), I cannot stress the importance of finding knowledgeable people in your field and doing the proper market research. Conduct cost analysis, interview people, study similar companies and market trends. The better your financial education, the better your brand. Period. And be smart with your money. Never let that financial education go to waste. Take Affordable Steps Don’t go out and try to build Rome in a day. If you have ten pieces of product that you can’t sell, then raising $10,000,000 to have a million pieces of crap just puts you in a far deeper hole. You may think you are doing great but you are really just leveraging your brand to death. One of the top reasons a lot of new entrepreneurs fail is not because they lack funding — just look at Silicon Valley, where thousands of VCs out there are just dying to inject nascent businesses with cash — it’s actually the opposite. Many businesses fail because they are overfunded.


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“No matter where you are at, take affordable steps. Don’t overextend yourself or ever allow yourself to be dug into a hole.” If someone was starting a company and they went out and borrowed ten times what they are worth and mortgaged their house to fund it, I would tell them they are being extremely foolish. Same for the man with $100 million in assets who seeks a billion dollars in funding to launch a brand. No matter where you are at, take affordable steps. Don’t overextend yourself or ever allow yourself to be dug into a hole. For six years while I was launching FUBU I was still taking shifts at Red Lobster. Why? Because it gave me medical benefits, kept the lights on, and kept me fed (perhaps too well). Now I was only making about $35,000 a year, but over the course of six years, that added up to over $200,000. That’s over $200,000 that I didn’t have to borrow, $200,000 of debt that I didn’t have hamstringing my fledgling business. Never lose that mentality.

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Rethink OPM Everyone in business is familiar with the concept of OPM, or “Other People’s Money.” Countless billionaires built their entire careers off of OPM. (Heck, our new president has often bragged about his OPM prowess.) But one of my mother’s greatest contributions JETSETMAG.COM

to my financial education, was getting me to think about the “M” in OPM as something beyond money. Other People’s Manufacturing. Other People’s Mentoring. Other People’s Manpower. Other People’s Mindpower…the list goes on. Regardless of how much capital you have, you need to constantly be leveraging. You need to constantly be thinking of ways to utilize other people’s assets. When I got my first $50,000 order, I was ecstatic….until I realized I didn’t have the money to actually fulfill it. Determined to find a solution, I went to the printer who used to charge me $6.25 a pop to screen print a shirt. I told him to instead charge me $7.50 per shirt, ship the shirts directly to the retailer, and in turn the retailer would pay them. Why did it work? Because it was Other People’s Manufacturing. It was a win-win-win scenario. The retailer got to do business with someone they knew had an established business and could trust (not some kid in a busted Nissan), the printer got a new retail contact they could possibly exploit later (and an extra $1.25 a shirt), and I got paid without lifting a finger or (most importantly) giving up a single point of precious equity. Always be thinking about how you can utilize other people’s assets to benefit all parties.


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“You must create trust with the people who buy your products and make them invest in you and your business.” Find a Way to Catch Fire When I was trying to make FUBU grow, I knew I needed the proper spokespeople to help it reach the next step. The biggest rapper on the planet at the time was LL Cool J, who had just signed a multi-million-dollar deal with The Gap. Lucky for me LL was from Queens and still lived there. We knew where he lived, so my crew and I camped out at LL’s house for hours, determined to talk to him. When he finally came outside, we showed him the clothes. LL was a businessman, he had financial education, so he was reluctant to wear a product for free when he was getting millions to wear another. But I convinced him that wearing FUBU would prove he still represented where he came from, still hadn’t forgot his roots. He reluctantly took some clothes. A little while later, The Gap aired a commercial featuring LL rapping while wearing nothing but Gap clothes...that is nothing except the FUBU hat they inexplicably let him wear (and mention by name when he spelled out the brand’s acronym in his rap). After that, our orders went through the roof. The next year, we cleared $300 million in sales. In one master stroke, my brand had caught fire. My advice? Find your LL. Find that one person or demographic or venue

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that is going to best help drive your brand into the stratosphere (and at minimal cost). If you are launching a clothing company, you could borrow or spend a ton of capital on a massive marketing budget...or you could just mail one article of clothing to 100 demographically relevant celebrities with a hand-written note. If just one of them wears it on their Instagram, you just did more for your brand than a million dollar marketing campaign ever could.

Know Your Brand...And Protect it at All Costs Your customers are part of your company’s ecosystem. You must create trust with the people who buy your products and make them invest in you and your business. Their belief in what you do will result in returns beyond imagination. But never lose sight of who your audience is, what they want, and above all else, what your brand is. I knew FUBU to its core. I knew that LL was the perfect person to help it grow. If I could have gotten a hat on Steven Tyler, I would have probably said no, because despite his legendary fame, he was not my brand. Never lose sight of your brand. Never lose sight of your core audience. Follow these steps and some day you might be telling tales of your brand in the pages of your favorite magazine….


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USING VIDEO TO MARKET YOUR BRAND BY BARRY LABOV

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f you’re an active Facebook user, then you know how ubiquitous video content is on social media nowadays. You’re hard-pressed to open your page and not see a string of videos posted or liked by friends. In fact, today video posts seemingly outnumber photos and traditional status updates. Video is changing the way we communicate with each other; rather than emails and letters that can be as lengthy as we want them to be, short videos can be much more effective in communicating a message with efficacy — especially to those whose time is in high demand.

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It started with (the now defunct) Vine, moved on to Instagram videos and Snapchat (which everyone is copying nowadays), and now an increasing number of people are viewing and creating their own video content. This shows no sign of slowing, and thus video should always be in consideration for any comprehensive marketing strategy. According to CodeFuel, 64 percent of consumers are more likely to buy a product after watching a video about it. Video is a great way to generate excitement about a new product or help customers get more out of a product they already own. Short video tutorials can engage customers and provide them with key information. They can deliver instructions on how to operate a product or troubleshoot a problem efficiently and expediently, increasing customer satisfaction in the process.

Email marketing is another opportunity to implement video. According to research conducted by Email Monks and GetResponse, using video in emails increases click-through rates by 55 percent, and email forwarding by 41 percent. For people inundated with emails throughout the day, messages containing short videos can be a refreshing change. By using videos in emails to showcase products, brands, and services, companies can engage both current and prospective customers in an exciting, new way. Of course, not everything you may want to convey will always fit into a brief, one-minute-or-less video. In these cases, it’s better to break content up into a series of videos. That accomplishes two things. Firstly, it helps keep your videos short — most people will stop watching after around a minute — and secondly, it spreads your content out, in turn creating more opportunities to connect with your audience over a period of time. Some of the most effective video content is user-generated. According to YouTube, 3.5 billion hours of video are watched on its site each month. While not all the videos on YouTube are usergenerated, people are becoming millionaires by starting channels that focus on everything from how-tos to video game playthroughs to toy reviews. Nowadays, a successful business needs a Youtube channel, and companies would be wise to court the platform’s stars to market their products and services and raise awareness. User-generated content can be incredibly effective. One tactic is selecting brand representatives and sending them free product to try with the agreement that they will create short videos that show their excitement about the product and how they’re using it, then share them on social media sites. It’s easy to “like” a video on Facebook, which expands a video’s reach beyond the initial brand representative’s network. To further encourage people to purchase a product, some videos should include a call to action, whether its to visit a product’s site, or provide a coupon code that can be used on the purchase of the product.

Video can also be a highly effective way to communicate your brand to customers, prospects, employees, suppliers, entire industries, and more. The average Internet user spends 88 percent more time on a site with video than without. A company’s site should be one of the primary outlets for conveying and strengthening a brand. Video is also a more personal way to communicate and share a brand. Short videos about what makes a particular business unique, its products, services, and brand story are all reasons for visitors to stay on a site longer. The longer someone remains on a site, the more likely they’ll associate with that brand, which could prompt anything from purchasing products to investing to applying for a job and more.

Surprisingly, despite all the potential video has for marketing products and promoting brands, (according to Kantar Media) only 24 percent of companies are using it to market to consumers. Perhaps companies are intimidated. But while producing a video may be seen as a daunting task at first, when you remember that brevity and succinctness are key when conveying your brand, it can be much easier. If done well, a one-minute video can convey a message equal to pages upon pages of copy (which we all know audiences would never read). And video doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon, which means that it’s always going to be a valid consideration when devising a marketing strategy for selling products or developing and strengthening brands. Here’s to going viral.

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f you look at some of the biggest, most valuable companies in the world — names like Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook — many would wager that their success is primarily attributable to luck (“Not everyone can be like Mark Zuckerberg”). But the truth is, one of the biggest reasons why these companies became massively successful is because they hired the right people early on. The entire strategy at these companies attracts the

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Hardly a day passes without someone asking me for business advice. I’m sure most entrepreneurs experience the same thing. Be it a student, a struggling entrepreneur, or an up-and-comer at a large company, most people want that “one top tip,” that single piece of advice that can place a person on the path to success. If only things were that simple. The reality is that there are myriad things that contribute to business success. But here are five steps to nurturing the right workplace environment.

# 1. The Power of Vision: “Where Are We going?” If there were one thing I wish I had understood earlier in my career, it would be the power of having a vision. You cannot start planning if you do not know where you are going and what you wish to become. Unfortunately, not all employees are fully aware of where their organization is heading, but having a clear-cut vision can rectify that problem. Everyone in the organization will be kept in the loop, and this awareness will give them the focus to best carry out their assigned responsibilities. Companies with vision have a BHAG. Meaning “Big Hairy Audacious Goal,” the term was first coined by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their 1994 book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. A well-thought-out BHAG encourages companies to define visionary goals that are more strategic and emotionally compelling. Because a great vision is inspiring. It gets you and everyone in the organization excited to come to work; it’s the cathedral that disciples arrive every day to passionately construct. But this is not mere abstract thinking — a vision must also be both strategically sound and reasonably tangible.

#2. Culture: It Needs to Be Personal. Once the vision is set, you can move on to building the next important piece, the corporate culture. Two of the most important aspects of this are keeping it authentic and making it personal. Your company culture needs to be an extension of your own consistently held and clearly demonstrated beliefs, and this goes beyond dollars. You should be personally invested in the fate of your company; after all, it’s your baby. Your fingerprints should be clearly visible on everything in your company, and its culture should be a reflection of who you are as a person and what you care about. Steve Jobs was a visionary perfectionist; those ideals still permeate to everything Apple does today. Culture can make or break a company. According to a Bain & Company survey of 365 companies in Europe, Asia, and North America, 81 percent believe that a company lacking a high-performance culture ISSUE 3 . 2017

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“If you create a culture where people love coming to work and are moving in the same direction, you will land where you set your heights.” is doomed to mediocrity, yet fewer than 10 percent succeed in building one. Culture is not something you simply write on a wall. You need to nurture it. It constantly evolves from day to day and you need to give it the freedom to grow. There’s a reason an oftcited Gallup survey discovered 70 percent of American workers are disengaged on the job. Companies and leadership can easily get caught up in the everyday struggles and forget the importance of creating an inspiring overarching culture for employees. This is especially important for entrepreneurs and small businesses to keep in mind. You don’t need to be a Fortune 500

company to develop and implement a great culture. You don’t need Facebook’s money, Zappos’ popularity, or even an office slide to build the culture you want. No, the best way to keep the focus on the culture is to assign ownership. It sounds simple, but companies need someone who is directly responsible for their culture. Of course, this person can’t do it on their own, but deputize someone to focus on culture and push everyone else in the right direction (whether they’re hiring candidates or managing company events). Remember, chase the vision, not the money. If you create a culture where people love coming to work and are moving in the same direction, you will land where you set your heights.

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#3. Hire Slowly, Fire Quickly. Hiring and firing is a routine part of company growth. This may seem obvious, but many companies are running at such a blistering pace that they oftentimes discount the importance of selectiveness in favor of expediency when filling positions. This one hiring mistake can kill a company’s culture and seriously hurt JETSETMAG.COM

a company’s profitability. Hiring slowly and methodically to find the most appropriate people that fit your company’s culture is of the utmost importance. At our company, we hire for attitude only; we only want positive people in our organization. I firmly believe that someone with a great mindset and positive attitude can and will learn anything. In most companies, attitude trumps experience every single day. In the last five years, our company has won numerous local and national awards. These awards are the result of employee surveys. The reason this is important is because we continue to attract the very best new people. To ensure this, we have a hiring process that consists of three interviews in three different locations with three different people. I want to make sure that we are hiring the right people, and that is worth taking the necessary time. Inversely, be sure to fire quickly because believe it or not, the people you fire are more important to culture than those you hire. By handling toxic people expediently, you will command the respect of the rest of your staff, maintain the culture, and reduce workplace stress.

#4. Functional Systems: The Keys to Working Less. Business systems are often overlooked by many small business owners, as it can be hard to focus on operations when you are busy growing a company. However, developing systems is the only way to truly work less in the long-run and better understand the direction of your business every day. Every business has several key systems that, when run properly, will help the business to be profitable. Monitoring these systems and watching key measurements within them will let the owner know when to make changes and when to keep plotting the same course. Here are my top four systems: Workspace: This comes back to vision and culture. A pleasant working environment with clearly defined goals can really make a difference in employee morale and is usually just a matter of thinking about your employees needs. Good morale brought about by small tweaks to office design or décor can help to increase job satisfaction and productivity making for a more successful, happier


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business. Once a positive system with a clear vision is in place, your office will function more productively. Bookkeeping: Keeping up to date with how your business is doing financially is paramount. Keeping track of expenses will help you to make good buying decisions, and watching the inflows of your business will tell you if your sales and sales conversion are working. This can be done by using software or by hiring a bookkeeper. In either case, the owner must analyze the reports to truly understand if the business is profitable. KPIs / Measurement Systems: KPIs are Key Performance Indicators you must define and keep track of throughout the year. Each measurement should be reviewed with a particular frequency and then adjustments must be made to the business based on the trends the measurements show. Workflow: Define how the work flows within your business. How does a file or order flow through the business? How does the phone get answered in your business and how does the call get handled? What happens when you take on a new client/customer? How does the work get tracked? Who makes the decision when there are conflicts? Define the inputs of each employee involved. Where are the handoffs within the workflow? Look for places with no coverage and define it. You want to build a business that runs efficiently without you and this can only be done with well-defined systems.

#5 Transparency: “The Currency of Trust” Transparency is a powerful thing in all relationships. The reason most leaders are not transparent is because they believe they

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will be viewed as less authoritative — that the credentials they’ve worked so hard to attain will lose their power, leverage, and gravitas — if they peel back the curtain. But people want to relate to their leaders. People want to know that their leaders have experienced the same problems and personal hardships. It humanizes them. If you survey the workplace — aside from the need for job security and career advancement opportunities — employees want to be a part of a workplace culture that puts a premium on delivering the truth. They desire their leaders to be proactive in sharing where the company is headed and forthright about its future. When leaders are transparent, problems are solved faster. By being open and honest about company problems, employees can help find solutions. And several heads are always better than one. A culture that values transparency in the workplace breeds engaged employees. In fact, Harvard Business Review’s 2013 employee engagement survey revealed that 70 percent of those surveyed say they’re most engaged when senior leadership continuously updates and communicates company strategy. And employees don’t just quit their jobs, they quit their bosses. The 2014 CareerBuilder survey revealed that 37 percent of the 3,008 employees surveyed were likely to leave their jobs due to a poor opinion about their boss’ performance. As people become more transparent with one another, their relationships deepen. And who is responsible for leading that move towards transparency? It’s the leadership of the business. Transparency has to start at the top. Begin making these changes today and be closer to having the company you want tomorrow.


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How Being Selfish Can Ruin Your Business By Robert Kiyosaki

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obody likes cheap people. Just yesterday, I tipped a porter at the airport only a dollar for handling one small piece of luggage. My rationalization was, “It’s only a small bag.” And although he seemed OK with my one-dollar tip, I felt terrible because I felt cheap. But being cheap is not only shameful and embarrassing in social settings, it can be absolutely detrimental when conducting business.

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“We all appreciate people who listen to us. The next time you are conducting business, make sure you are actually listening to the people you are working with.”

We all know cheap rich people. I have one friend in particular who is extremely wealthy...and extremely cheap. He is so cheap, it’s often comical. Two years ago, he and his wife hosted a party for a few friends where they shared stories and pictures from their dream vacation to Italy. The couple raved on and on about their luxurious trip: the sumptuous meals, picturesque vineyards, and the fine wines they discovered. We all shared a few bottles of their “new favorite wine” from their “new favorite vineyard” (which was quite good). At the end of the evening, guests were each given a bottle of the storied vino as a gift. My wife Kim and I thought it was very generous of them to transport their special wine all the way from Italy and to give us each a bottle. When we got home, Kim — somewhat of a wine connoisseur — turned the bottle upside down and found a U.S. big-box price sticker on the bottom. The Price? $6.99. Now, my mother taught me long ago that, “It’s not the gift that counts, but the thought behind it,” but after we stopped laughing, we couldn’t help but wonder what the “thought” really was.

hiding behind airline curtains with a bloody mouth was catastrophic negative press for the airline. Even worse, with his insensitive reaction, United CEO Oscar Munoz only escalated the situation and turned it into a full-blown PR nightmare. It’s frustrating because simple respect and generosity may have delivered a totally different outcome (or possibly even circumvented the disaster completely). Let this be a lesson to all CEOs on how not to conduct business. As prominent business people, we are all going to be faced with

I realized they did not have to give us anything. We have enjoyed their company and friendship for years, so the bottle of wine was quite unnecessary. I did my best to remind myself that “it’s the thought that counts.” My problem was I had a difficult time finding pleasant thoughts about my rich (but cheap) friend. I still love him, but miserly moments like that one scar my memory...and make me not want to do business with him. A successful person should never be cheap in any circumstance, but especially when they are dealing with potential business partners.

crises (PR and otherwise), at one point or another. It’s inevitable. But if we learn to handle them with grace and generosity, we can weather the storm and gain people’s respect in the process. Remember when Walmart gave all their employees raises? I bet some cheap people on the board hated the idea. They were probably thinking solely about their bottom line. But not only was it the right thing to do for their workers, it ended up improving their stock price, employee morale, and public perception. Kindness and Generosity always pay dividends.

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would apply this to my professional life. We all appreciate people who listen to us. The next time you are conducting business, make sure you are actually listening to the people you are working with. Make sure you’re not just waiting your turn to talk and trying and close the deal without actually understanding the person and their needs. In Sunday school I was taught, “Give and you shall receive.” I have found this works in business as well as in life. I have found that the more I give, the more money drops to the bottom line. In 2002, the real estate market here in Phoenix (where I live) was not just hot, it was simmering. Most properties were being sold before they were even listed for sale. In large commercial real estate transactions, the first dollars to be cut often come from the real estate agent’s commission. Many times, the real estate broker is the first casualty — sometimes cut out of the deal entirely. I took the opposite strategy. In 2002, I went to the number-one broker in Phoenix and instead of cutting his commission, I offered him a raise. My offer was a ten percent commission (rather than six), plus ten percent ownership in the property. In other words, I wanted him to become my partner, not just my broker. I know this sounds foolish to most “cheap” real estate investors — especially investors who think they’re being smart screwing the real estate agent — but I knew better.

Being generous to the best real estate agent in Phoenix ended up paying off handsomely to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. Immediately, the best deals came to us. While most competing real estate investors were working up a sweat, spending days beating the bushes looking for the best deals, the best deals were falling on our laps. Kim, myself, and our agent have made much more money being generous than we would have if we were greedy and cheap. Remember this when you are doing business. Remember that instead of looking solely at a one-time payout, you are building relationships that could be exponentially more beneficial for decades to come. So often, deals get torpedoed by egos. There is an old saying that I’m sure you’ve heard: “Would you rather have ninety percent of a million dollars or a hundred percent of nothing?” Most people choose the latter. They want it all. That’s the price for being cheap. Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad — the #1 personal finance book of all time — Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. He is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor who believes that each of us has the power to makes changes in our lives, take control of our financial future, and live the rich life we deserve. With perspectives on money and investing that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned an international reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage and has become a passionate and outspoken advocate for financial education.

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Honest Advice for Entrepreneurs By Bettina Bathe

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f you are a successful entrepreneur, there’s a high probability that at some point in time, you are going to be tempted or persuaded to write a book. Either you or those around you will come to the conclusion that you have an important story or valuable wisdom that you need to impart with the world. But then what? If you don’t already have a publisher secured, get ready for a long, frustrating, and expensive road. Luckily for you, I have been through it all and have some invaluable advice I am happy to share. I published my first book in 2003. A passionate lover of aviation, I spent a vast majority of my adult life as a pilot — flying everything from Cessnas to DC3s to King Airs — and as my career progressed, I had been toying for some time with the idea of writing a children’s book series about a female pilot. I wanted to truly understand my audience, so I would fly over different locales with my children and listen to their observations, which I would later incorporate into the stories so that they captured that ineffable perspective of childlike wonder and exploration. The series would be titled “Violet the Pilot,” and take readers all around the world on educational adventures.

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then began meeting with publishers and pitching my idea. Much to my chagrin, they all “loved” the concept, but still wanted to hire in-house writers to actually write the books. Basically, they wanted to take my baby from me and pay me pennies on the dollar so that someone else could raise it. “Sure you’re an accomplished pilot, but leave the book-writing to professionals,” they said. (Let this also be a lesson that no matter how successful you are in one field, people will still try and pigeonhole you to one talent.) So, I figured if they didn’t need me, then I didn’t need them. I would go it alone. I started doing my homework. I went online and researched self-publishing and found reputable literary programs near me. It’s very important that you study books in your space; whether it’s a self-help book, a romance novel, or a children’s book like mine, you want to fully understand the mechanics of how to write your genre. Then I trademarked my concept — an integral step if you have a unique intellectual property like mine — and started searching for an illustrator. I scoured the internet, academic world, and publishing

You can go entirely on your own (which is a tough process, especially in my field), or, do what I did, and find a publisher you like and work out a share of the profits. You want make sure you receive your fair share, and without a literary agent this can be tough, so you need to be a skilled negotiator. You also want to maintain as much control as possible. (I wasn’t crazy about the level of control I had with my first publisher, so I found a different one and structured a better deal for the rest of the books in the series.) You then need to begin devising a marketing campaign. (Rejoice if you’ve made it this far, as this is where you can finally start to recover some of your investment.) For macro-marketing, contact TV and radio stations and create a website and social media profiles for your book. Then, pinpoint your target audience and figure out how to best reach them. I phoned schools, libraries, and aviation companies to try and connect with both children and my industry. Next I started pre-selling signed copies. I can’t stress how important this is, as you can recoup a substantial portion of your costs up front. Contact bookstores to do signings wherever else you can; it’s great revenue.

“You want to find an editor who not only brings experience, but truly understands your vision.” - Bettina Bathe circles for a talented illustrator capable of capturing what I was looking for in Violet: a whimsical interpretation of my daughter. (This process taught me that illustrators always want to own the characters they draw, so if you have illustrations, be sure to structure an agreement that gives you ownership to not just the property, but the likeness as well.) The next step was finding an editor. In publishing, good editors are utterly invaluable. You want to find one who not only brings experience, but truly understands your vision. Once I had settled on the right one, we began the crucial, painstaking process of actually crafting the first book. This meant illustration, proofing, revisions, rewrites, and developing a cover design. This is where it is important to point out the obvious truth of self-publishing. It’s not cheap. And regardless of how much cash you have, you’ll certainly feel leery about pumping money into something with no guarantee of an ROI. That’s where finding a distributor comes in. If you Google “How to self publish a book,” you will find countless independent publishers.

After that, it’s largely beyond your control. Your baby is off in the world, and all you can do is be a proud parent, promote it as best you can, and prey it’s a hit. I got lucky when Violet took off, as I was able to see a return on my investment and continue the series (now we are in the process of turning it into a TV show), but there are no guarantees. Publishing is a tough industry, and self-publishing can be a scary process. If you fail, it only hurts more because you poured everything into it. But when your book is actually successful, it’s all that more gratifying. Because you truly did it on your own. And isn’t that what being an entrepreneur is all about? With over 20 years of flight experience, Bettina Bathe is an aviator through and through. An accomplished children’s author, she is the creator of Violet the Pilot, and has self-published four books in the beloved children’s travel series, which she’s currently adapting for television. She currently lives in Calgary, Canada with her family. VioletThePilot.com ISSUE 3 . 2017

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A GUIDE TO AVOIDING UNFULFILLMENT BY DR. JOHN DEMARTINI

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t any moment, each of us has a unique set of priorities, a hierarchy of values ranging from least to most important in our lives. When we set goals that are in alignment with our true highest priorities, we are inherently inspired to act and thus have the highest probability of fulfilling them. When we set goals that are in alignment with our lower values, we decrease the probability of their fulfillment. And when we set goals for or upon others that are aligned with their true highest priorities (or highest and most intrinsic values), they are then less likely to let us down.

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Altitude // Inspire After working with hundreds of thousands of attendees and clients at the seminars I present at or in the consulting I do around the world, I have found that there are a series of common unrealistic expectations that undermine people’s overall level of fulfillment. These unrealistic expectations consistently lead to what I have initially observed and later coined the As, Bs, Cs, Ds, Es, Fs, and Gs of unfulfillment: Anger / Aggression Blame / Betrayal Criticism / Challenge Despair / Depression Exit / Escape Frustration / Futility Grouchiness / Grief

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1. Unrealistic expectation for other people to live in some purely one-sided manner. Monopolar behavior is unsustainable and unrealistic to continuously expect. If I were to approach you and state that you are always supportive, never challenging, always nice and never mean, and so on, you would innately know that it is a subjectively biased distortion. The same goes with opposite generalizations (always mean and never nice, always cruel and never kind‌). But if I were to approach you and state that sometimes you are nice and sometimes you are mean, etc., you would be far more likely to believe it. This is because we have an intuitive, built-in thermostat that lets us know our own real and balanced nature. Because you have a unique set of values, when others support your highest values it brings out one side (nice), and when they challenge your highest values it brings out the opposite side (mean) of your complete and balanced nature. Expecting others to be one-sided is unrealistic, and will lead their minds/bodies to inwardly respond, or compensate with a neural feedback of things from the alphabet of unfulfillment. 2. Unrealistic expectation upon other people for them to live outside their (or our) highest values.

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Every decision people make is based upon what they believe at any particular moment will give them the greatest reward over risk. They will not necessarily live in accordance with your highest values unless they are either temporarily infatuated with you, or by doing so they believe they will receive some greater advantage in accordance with their own highest values. It is not so much that others betray you. It is more that you are projecting your highest values onto them and expecting them to live in accordance with your highest values more than their own. 3. Combination of unrealistic expectations #1 and #2. These two unrealistic expectations bring about a compound feedback response. Others will not live long-term in a one-sided manner or live according to your highest values. Others want to be loved for who they are, not necessarily what you unrealistically expect them to be. 4 Unrealistic expectation upon yourself to live in a purely onesided manner. It is certainly unrealistic to expect yourself to be always supportive and never challenging, always nice and never mean, always positive and never negative, etc. Again, when you perceive that your highest values are being supported, it will bring out one


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“Setting realistic, objective expectations can set you free of a lot of unnecessary feelings and allow you to fulfill what you truly value most.”

7. Unrealistic expectation upon the collective society to live inside your own highest values. To expect the entire society around you to live in your highest values is delusional. With everyone having a unique set of values, to expect others to live in accordance with your highest value is certainly unrealistic. Others can only make decisions according to their own highest values and not yours. side of you (nice), and when you perceive your highest values are being challenged or threatened, it will bring out the other side of you (mean). 5. Unrealistic expectation upon yourself to live outside your own highest values and inside other’s highest values. Only during times of infatuation with others can you temporarily attempt to live in accordance with their highest values, or when you believe that doing so will provide you more advantages over disadvantages to your highest values. As Emerson stated, “envy is ignorance and imitation is suicide.”

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6. Unrealistic expectation upon the collective society to live in a purely one-sided manner. Society is composed of a super culture of counter cultures giving rise to collective supportive-cooperative-agreeing-nice and challenging-competitive-disagreeing-mean behaviors. We as a collective society require both support and challenge to maximally adapt, evolve, and grow. Over-support can make us juvenile dependents and over-challenge can make us precocious independents. Both behaviors are required for our overall stability and psychological infrastructure. JETSETMAG.COM

8. Unrealistic expectation upon mechanical objects to function in a one-sided manner. To expect your mechanical devices to support you without challenging you would also be unrealistic. Phones can set you free and at the same time can constrain you to your office. Cars provide you free mobility but add to traffic jams that limit your mobility.

9. Unrealistic expectation upon mechanical objects to live inside your own highest values. To expect current machines to read your mind and only do what aligns with your highest values is certainly unrealistic.

Comparing your current reality, which is balanced and two sided, with one or more of these nine one-sided, unrealistic expectations will lead to unfulfillment and even depression. So the next time you are feeling unfulfilled, review the above list and see which one or more of them just might be underlying your current feelings of dissatisfaction. Setting realistic, objective expectations can set you free of a lot of unnecessary feelings and allow you to fulfill what you truly value most. Just remember to be realistic. Dr. John Demartini is the founder and CEO of the Demartini Institute, a human behavior specialist, international best-selling author, educator and consultant. For more information, visit DrDemartini.com.


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harlize Theron doesn’t play. Her latest film, Atomic Blonde (out July 28), only further lays stake to her claim as the most badass actress in Hollywood. In the picture, Theron kicks ass on a level usually only seen by the most hardened, venerated, (and, yes, testosteronefueled) action heroes in cinematic history. Her MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton is like a female Jason Bourne, dispatching her foes with dazzling precision and unflinching brutality, implementing her hands, feet, and an array of weapons or whatever other tools are within arm’s reach. By the time the credits roll, you realize that this is one of the great action heroes of recent memory...she just happens to be female.

“I think it’s about time that women get a fair shot in all that matters,” Theron tells Jetset while in Berlin amidst a whirlwind press tour for the film. It would seem that Blonde could not come at a more opportune time, as women have irrefutably been dominating the box office as of late. Beauty and the Beast is the biggest film of the year, Wonder Woman is the biggest film of the summer (showing better legs than any superhero movie in over 15 years), and the last two Star Wars movies were each anchored by strong female protagonists and completely obliterated box office records. Meanwhile, newfound action heroines like Theron, Scarlett Johansson, and Angelina Jolie are becoming more consistent draws than most of their male counterparts. We could be witnessing the precipice of a long-overdue, female-led renaissance in cinema. “She’s just as good as a man,” Theron says about her character. “You can take this story and you can flip it and it works exactly the same way.” In one of many standout action scenes from Atomic Blonde, Theron breathlessly slams an attacker onto a collapsible wooden table. The scene required her to master 30 intricate moves of choreography, and the crew to constantly replace the myriad pieces of furnature she kept destroying during the confrontation. Take after take, they watched in amazement until, as director David Leitch says, “[we were] down to our last table.” Leitch (who, off the buzz from Blonde, is currently shooting next summer’s massive tentpole Deadpool 2) goes on to say that “[Theron is] very fluid and precise, understanding just how and where to land for maximum impact on camera.” But Theron has been making maximum impact for decades. Growing up in South Africa under the shadow of apartheid, she found performance at a young age to escape a somewhat tumultuous childhood. She began ballet dancing and then modeling (logical, considering her transcendent beauty), and at age 16 she was awarded a one-year modeling contract. The contract allowed her to travel Europe, before moving to the US where she studied dancing and, eventually transitioned into acting. As story has it, while she was living alone in Los Angeles trying to break into the film industry, a 19-year-old Theron got into a heated dispute with a teller who wouldn’t cash a check so she could pay her rent, and the argument was overheard by a talent agent. Intrigued by Theron’s fiery passion, the agent handed her his card. ISSUE 3 . 2017

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Altitude // Cover Feature Two years later, she was appearing in films. Throughout the ‘90s and early 2000s, Theron acted in over a dozen movies — some great (Cider House Rules), others not so much (Reindeer Games) — but most of the press clippings focused more on her beauty than her talent. Then came her revelatory performance as real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s Monster. The passion project (which Theron was also a producer on) gave the actress an opportunity to truly demonstrate what she was capable of. As a result, Roger Ebert hailed her work as “one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema,” and Theron would take home almost every conceivable acting award for the film, including the Oscar for Best Actress, a first for a South African. Theron would go on to deliver strong performances in films both large (Hancock) and small (The Burning Plain). Two years after Monster, she received her second Best Actress nomination for her stirring work in North Country and begun regularly producing films. By the time she reached her self-described “Bitch Period,” Theron

According to Leitch, Theron worked hand-in-hand with the stunt team to learn advanced movements, develop choreography, and conceptualize the stunning, raw fight scenes in the film. Her conditioning, skill, and tenacity meant that Leitch didn’t have to “cheat” the audience with effects or editing as is often the case in today’s studio action pictures. He was able to do longer takes, and complex, intricate moves like the aforementioned bit with the table. And by the time cameras rolled, Theron was in near-superhuman shape. “Your body gets to a place where you’re actually functioning on such a high level that you recover a lot faster than you would if you were not that fit,” she says, citing an incident where one day the pain was so unbearable she could barely sit, while the next day she felt fine. When you watch the film, the result is something viscerally more impactful than what you’re used to seeing in the CGI-stuffed action pictures of recent memory. “I just saw an incredible amount of potential in exploring her through this journey,” Theron says. Every single shot you see of Theron fighting is really her, and by the end,

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had become one of the most talented, respected, and powerful actors on the planet. The aforementioned epoch is what the actress has playfully dubbed her trio of strong, uncompromising, and somewhat unlikable characters in films Young Adult, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Prometheus. All three films (as well as the subsequent Mad Max: Fury Road) are tremendous showcases of the full extent of Theron’s power, mastery, and range. The same can be said about Atomic Blonde. To prepare for the role, Theron trained rigorously for up to five hours a day for three months, pushing her body to its maximum capability. Fortuitously, her ballet training from all those years prior would come in to play, and Leitch — a respected stunt performer himself with over 50 credits to his name — was so impressed by Theron’s veracity and devotion that he began to expand the fight choreography and tailor elaborate scenes to her awesome capabilities. “She has exceptional athletic ability,” he says, “realizing that it would be a wasted opportunity not to capitalize on [it], I modified the fight choreography and the directives to our stunt team.” His primary imperative was simple. “Go bigger.” She can handle it. JETSETMAG.COM

because you’re actually watching her in these masterful scenes, you feel like you are experiencing everything the character endures right along side her. “It was important for me to show a lot of what this woman goes through,” she says. Over the film’s 115-minute running time, Theron’s character gets bloodied and bruised and beat up in a way we are not necessarily used to seeing. But she goes on to say: “I think the physical brutality that she experiences and the marks left on her face and on her body is very much the empathy of her.” Theron describes the film as “brave,” “refreshing,” “provocative,” “thought-provoking,” and “at moments, uncomfortable.” All are accurate characterizations. It is truly an experience that leaves the viewer shaken, but nevertheless deeply entertained. In a summer with a surprising amount of great movies, it is easily one of the better action pictures of recent memory largely because of Theron’s performance and its artful, balletic, and unflinching action. But for the actress, what really attracted her was always something deeper than how kick-ass the fight scenes felt. “[It’s] not just the physical stuff but...her emotional journey,” she says. “There’s something about her that she has to win.” One might say the same about Theron.


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ithout a doubt, Rich Froning appears to be Superman. If you are unfamiliar, Froning is the four-time CrossFit Games Fittest Man on Earth individual champion, two-time Affiliate Cup team champion, and a living legend in the global CrossFit community. With his unrelenting, mind-blowing toughness and his insane work capacity, Froning puts together competition performances that inspire. But in reality, Froning is a true superhero to the youth of Mustard Seed Ranch, a children’s home serving those ages five to seventeen who have experienced upbringings of abuse, neglect, and loneliness. The soft-spoken, devoted man of faith is also the father of two young adopted children and a loyal friend to the community of Cookeville, Tennessee, where he was raised. Promises of fame and fortune haven’t tempted him away from his home, and he gives back to it whenever he can.

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Froning first discovered Crossfit in 2009, when the sport was still in its infancy. Broadly defined, Crossfit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. Since its inception, the sport has grown rapidly, and with its growth, Froning has soared. His first appearance at the Crossfit games in 2010 resulted in a second-place finish, narrowly missing first only due to a workout movement he hadn’t mastered yet. The drama surrounding his finish fueled a fire in him and those watching, leading to a four-year reign as Fittest on Earth and hundreds of thousands of fans. In a way, he was the sport’s first superstar, and through it all, his humble nature and kind heart have defined who he is as a competitor, teammate, and star. His endorsements — from Reebok to Advocare to Rogue — have grown but Froning remains the same level-headed champion. Even after his retirement from individual competition in 2014, his success continued, as his team, Crossfit Mayhem Freedom, won the Affiliate Cup Championship two years in a row at the Crossfit Games. But Froning’s success has never deviated him from his goals. Anyone from Cookeville will likely describe Froning the same way: “He’s just Rich.” His presence doesn’t elicit cries of greatness or adulation, rather a smile and a wave. He has been in his community forever; he’s a Cookeville High and Tennessee Tech graduate, and his wife, Hillary, is a kind, genuine small business owner. They are both community anchors with a great love for their hometown. That spirit led to the founding of Rich Froning’s Mayhem for Mustard Seed Ranch, a competition he hosts annually to benefit the children of Mustard Seed Ranch. Life at Mustard Seed Ranch is communal, with children living in a home with a set of live-in house

parents, who become Mom and Dad. These parents take the kids to school, soccer practice, dance recitals, doctor’s appointments, and so much more. They experience life alongside these kids — joy and pain, victory and loss — and help equip them with life skills they desperately need, teaching grace, mercy, and the redemptive power of love. Children at the ranch get the opportunity to work with their hands: feeding the cattle and pigs, tending the horses, and making crafts in the woodworking shop. This ownership helps the kids claim Mustard Seed Ranch as their own, learning responsibility and duty in the process. The Froning family realizes that their own adopted children could have easily ended up in need of a refuge like Mustard Seed Ranch, which has only reinforced their commitment to the families there. As the Crossfit games approach again for 2017, Froning remains a pillar in his sport, his community, and his family. An immaculate champion for both the fitness-minded and children in need...a superhero for all. ISSUE 3 . 2017

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A Unique Luxury Racing Retreat By David Haraldsen

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magine owning a home at a world-class racetrack. If you’re an adrenaline junkie such as myself, there is no greater dream. Now imagine that place was not just your run-of-the-mill racetrack, but the largest and most unique on earth. That’s exactly what you have with Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. After a recent visit, it is easy to see why Spring Mountain has a reputation as one of the best private racing clubs in the world. A performance paradise for the discerning racer or entry-level enthusiast, this stateof-the-art motorsport resort and thriving retirement/vacation home community offers something for everyone with a plethora of heartpumping activities, luxury amenities, and innovative track offerings that distinguish it from all other racing locales.

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Gracefully situated on over 300 acres of cascading Nevada landscape — just a short drive from the excitement of thriving downtown Las Vegas — Spring Mountain holds the record for “longest track in North America” with an impressive 6.1 miles of combined road course. Even more impressive, future developments will add an additional 500 acres to the property and expand the track to a length of over 15 miles, thus surpassing the infamous Nürburgring as the world’s longest racetrack. The racing circuit offers more than 50 different track configurations, with fast corners, a variety of elevation changes, and long straights further adding to the thrill of the resort’s famous track replicas (including the Watkins Glen “Bus Stop” and Laguna Seca’s “Corkscrew,” to name a few). The challenging road course and its unprecedented variety of configurations are the reason why one major manufacturer offers to send its customers to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School to learn how to drive their new Corvettes, and why the Cadillac V-Performance Academy is proud to call Spring Mountain home. Spring Mountain also provides hands-on training in a variety of vehicles including one of today’s hottest (and one of my personal favorite) race cars, the Wolf GB08. As an exclusive dealer for championship Italian Sport Prototype manufacturer Wolf Racing Cars, Spring Mountain sells a complete range of Wolf models, including the record-setting GB08SM. Wolf designed this breathtaking model directly in tandem with Spring Mountain and it’s tailored specifically for the challenges of North American road courses. The

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result is something that provides what is perhaps one of the closest experiences to actually getting behind the wheel of an F1 car. The resort is an authorized Radical dealer as well, and has both the SR3 and high-powered SR8 models on-hand for purchase. In a nice touch, buyers gain access to their entire team of expert technicians who can keep your Wolf or Radical in race-ready condition, so all you need to do is Arrive and Drive. Beyond racing, membership at Club Spring Mountain grants access to an assortment of five-star amenities and accommodations. Activities on-site include the exhilarating new Jetpack America experience at Lake Spring Mountain’s 18 million-gallon freshwater reservoir and a full-service spa. The club’s luxury trackside condominiums, private garages, and immaculate, 8,000 square-foot clubhouse are all impressive, to say the least, and there are a number of attractive real estate investment opportunities to be found at Spring Mountain Estates, with new developments breaking ground every day and a handful of stunning residential homes already completed. Having visited many of the world’s most esteemed racetracks and members-only clubs, I must say that few experiences compare to spending a day (or two, or three) at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club. The generous staff, extremely well-organized operations, and the extensive selection of both racing and non-racing activities make it a unique and exciting opportunity for both driving enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. SpringMountainMotorSports.com ISSUE 3 . 2017

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Labrador Retrievers flush these marvels-of-flight (and will even deliver the birds right to your hand). If (like our editors) you’ve never hunted quail, their flushing antics may best be described as a fighter jet bursting to flight underfoot, but doing so without your knowledge. Needless to say, the tiny winged masters provide little room for error to those in pursuit with a shotgun. Prepare for the challenge of a lifetime. In addition to quail, members can hunt whitetail deer, wild pig, Osceola turkey, and yes, even gators. You can fish for bass and crappie in Lake Suwannee and popular species like redfish, trout, and flounder at the mouth of the river with the same name. Offshore sportfish are attainable via help from The Club’s astute guides, and you can even don snorkel gear and hunt for delicious scallops at your leisure. On the latter subject, The Club’s executive chef prepares a hearty breakfast at the beginning of every day and a sumptuous lunch for a mid-day break, but dinner is where the staff really shines.

Hunting is something that we seldom feature in Jetset, so when we showcase a hunting experience, you know it’s going to be a good one, and there are few better places in America to hunt than Gilchrist. The Club’s roughly 85 members enjoy the most stunning cover imaginable while in hot pursuit of their evasive game. Earlier this year, a few unabashedly city slicker Jetset editors were invited down to Florida to partake in all that The Club has to offer. That meant fine cuisine, Southern hospitality, and experiencing life as it is known to the club’s members: activities like wild pig hunting, cracking at sporting clays (basically clay birds on steroids you shoot with a shotgun), tossing tomahawks, fishing for bass and crappie, and of course, the best quail hunting known to man. You see, bobwhite quail are truly an American sporting bird, and hunters travel to Gilchrist from across the globe to chase these darling game fowl. Out in the pristine wilderness, business-minded pointing dogs cover terrain to track and hold quail, while spirited

The team adroitly infuses fresh ingredients and secret recipes with meats and seafoods from the region and beyond to create a truly exquisite feast after a day of authentic outdoor adventure. One of the guiding principles they adhere to at The Club is, “Time is not the master of the game, you are,” and across the board it appears as though the staff always strives to ensure they are doing as much as possible to service their members and guests. The prevailing axiom is that at The Gilchrist Club, “members are family,” which in turn makes it quite hard to leave. Luckily, Gilchrist currently has a few select, private memberships still available. Even better, while The Club is accessible via the Orlando, Tampa, and Gainesville commercial airports, if you’re flying private, they will make special accommodations for you to land at a private strip only eight miles from The Club. Now that’s hunting in style. For more information on private memberships, call (352) 4637070 or visit GilchristClub.com. ISSUE 3 . 2017

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West Creek Ranch

The most significant land and estate property in the American West East of Moab, north of Telluride and west of Aspen lie the majestic red canyons formed by the Dolores River as it winds its way up the Colorado border with Utah. One of the world’s most stunning landscapes, it would take none other than the founder of The Discovery Channel, John Hendricks, to create a home among the red rock canyon country of Gateway— a unique destination where humanity can pause and contemplate its relationship with nature. This is a place where the planet truly opens up to tell its epic geologic story. Residence The main residence features more than 22,000 square feet of exquisite indoor living space that includes eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms on four levels, in addition to a Creekside Guest House and cabin with helipad. Equestrian Facilities & Livestock West Creek Ranch is home to equestrian stables and irrigated, wood-post fenced pastures containing several American bison and horses—all included in the sale. Recreation A complete range of outdoor adventure and sporting activities, as well as dinosaur fossils and Native American rock art, complete this offering of a unique and spectacular swath of the American West. WestCreekRanch.com Exclusively marketed by

Kerry Endsley 303.570.0267 kerry.endsley@sothebysrealty.com


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Seattle Has Become the Premier Real Estate Destination by Matthew Von Daven Bay Vista Condominiums, Penthouse Offered at $13,800,000 USD

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he jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle has become one of the most desirable cities to live in all of North America. The lush green foliage, bustling metropolis, incredible restaurants, art, culture, and no state income tax are just of a few of the reasons so many people are flocking to the Pacific Northwest for a taste of the Seattle lifestyle. (Check out our profile on Page 46 for more on how Seattle is one of America’s premier cities.) The Emerald City’s economy is thriving, and as a result, real estate prices have just reached an all-time high. Because of this recent influx of interest, the market has reached astounding new levels of value. Throughout Seattle and its affluent suburbs, homes are hitting the market and selling at record pace. In fact, a recent survey released on June 23 found that Seattle was tied with Denver for the lowest number of available homes for sale, at .98 months of inventory. That means that if no new homes went up for sale, every single available home on the market would be gone in less than a month! With a market this fiercely competitive, buyers need someone they can trust to navigate the treacherous waters. That’s where Scott Wasner comes in. With over two decades of experience in sales and JETSETMAG.COM

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If Wasner is the perfect trusted ally in this market, then Sotheby’s International Realty is the ideal company to have behind him. One of the most respected names around the globe, they bring the level of trust and deep resources one wants when dealing with high-end properties. With 880 offices in 69 countries and territories, Sotheby’s International Realty is as big as they come. With them in your corner, you can be rest assured that you will always find the best deal on a purchase and get the best price for your property on the other end. Furthermore the Sotheby’s brand offers a global lifestyle of unparalleled access ranging from Sotheby’s Auction House to RM Sotheby’s to Sotheby’s Wine. And Wasner’s service-oriented philosophy means that he is constantly working for his clients. He is as hands-on as one can be, and dedicated to helping you through every part of the process. “I just

Whidbey Island Washington Contemporary Residence Offered at $2,995,000 USD

marketing, Wasner is one of the most trusted and respected names in the Seattle real estate. As Founding Director of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, he specializes in negotiating complex real estate transactions for clients seeking to sell or purchase luxury properties. Over the years, Wasner has earned the respect and repeat business of even the most discriminating buyers and sellers for being an invaluable advisor in a difficult and desirable market. Wasner specializes in stunning luxury properties in the most desirable markets in the Seattle area. These range from magnificent downtown condominiums with sweeping views of the Space Needle or Puget Sound to grandiose luxury homes in some of the region’s most desirable suburbs and islands. These homes stand as the absolute pinnacle of the thriving Seattle market and many of Wasner’s sales have set records for his clients for price per square foot.

Cristalla Condominiums Penthouse Offered at $5,995,000 USD

want to do what’s best for my clients,” he says, “at the end of the day, I have a responsibility to make sure that whether they are buying or selling, they are getting the best possible deal in this market with zero margin of error.” Wasner’s business acumen, work ethic, negotiating skills, and wealth of experience make him the perfect trusted ally in North America’s hottest real estate market. Scott Wasner Broker & Founding Director scott.wasner@rsir.com 206-910-1410 ISSUE 3 . 2017

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Hidden Jewel in Lost Canyon Lost Canyon | $3,395,000 4+ Bed | 6 Bath | 6,614 SQFT

Warm and inviting with a touch of contemporary, this beautiful home located in Scottsdale’s private and guardgated Lost Canyon neighborhood exudes a private resort-style setting taking full advantage of its gorgeous 4+ acres of pristine desert, complete with your own private wash, boulder outcroppings, some of the finest city light & mountain views available, and it all comes turn-key including ALL furnishings. Upon entering you immediately notice the marriage of home and desert with beautiful glass walls that extend into the foyer, perfectly framing a stunning pond feature that is also in perfect view of the formal dining room. Enjoy the seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining with your chef’s kitchen with 3 ovens, top-of-the line appliances and wine cooler, formal dining, gorgeous wet bar with amazing views, grand living room with fireplace, high wood-beamed ceiling, and large retractable doors that let you continue the entertaining outdoors. Enjoy your own spa like private retreat with this gorgeous master with his and her closets, cozy fireplace and sitting area, with access to your backyard oasis. TourFactory.com/1706635

Silverleaf | $7,995,000 7+ Bed | 11 Bath | 13,580 SQFT | TourFactory.com/1656878

Sonoran Crest | $2,995,000 5+ Bed | 5.5 Bath | 6,685 SQFT | TourFactory.com/1669845

Silverleaf | $2,700,000 4+ Bed | 5.5 Bath | 4,766 SQFT | TourFactory.com/1694258

Silverleaf | $1,895,000 4+ Bed | 4.5 Bath | 4,798 SQFT | TourFactory.com/1728453


Silverleaf | $1,850,000 3+ Bed | 3.5 Bath | 4,012 SQFT | TourFactory.com/1084378

Grayhawk | $995,000 4+ Bed | 2.75 Bath | 3,440 SQFT | TourFactory.com/1694262

Windward | $849,000 5+ Bed | 4.5 Bath | 4,307 SQFT | MLS/5619647

Optima Camelview Village | $302,000 1 Bed | 1 Bath | 794 SQFT | MLS/5599854

Integrity in Real Estate at its Best The W Group is comprised of a group of professionals who all share a common goal; to provide the utmost professionalism, integrity and excellent service that all our clients are accustomed to receiving. We follow three guiding principles: commitment, knowledge, and integrity and as such over ninetyfive percent of our business are referrals. It would be our privilege to help you find or sell your unique property. No one will work harder or more professionally for you.

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Offered at $2,625,000

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CHELSEA PLANTATION - BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA Established early 1800’s and comprised of 5892 acres, this Historic hunting plantation is considered the most beautiful in the area. Spectacular house and grounds, with numerous improvements and over 7 miles of waterfront. Chelsea Plantation is a place where one can watch dolphin play while hunting quail from horseback. $32,775,000

TARVA - SOUTHWEST GEORGIA PLANTATION Established in 1836 with 4968 acres of beautiful hunting land located in the center of world class plantations. Gorgeous Greek Revival house built in 1848 completely restored and surrounded by live oaks. You and your guest can be on a mule wagon hunting quail within 30 minutes of landing at the Albany Airport. $21,150,000

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REAFAIRE FARM 480+ acres, 3/4 mile race track

$4,995,000

This property is so beautiful, you will be amazed, enchanted, and will fall in love the minute you enter the front gates and gaze upon the peaceful, rolling pastures and woodlands. The winding mile drive leads to a lovingly restored 5,100 square-foot, one-level farmhouse, perfectly sited to allow panoramic majestic views from sunrise to sunset. The farm includes three fishing lakes, a rippling creek, a 44 stall commercial barn, 14 stall family barn, miles of walking and riding trails along a wooded creek bank, and a nice 3 bedroom 2 bath caretaker home with barn. All buildings are in pristine condition. An incomparable equine facility, with every available amenity for nonpareil equestrian lifestyle. It's located in Montevallo, Alabama, a remarkable small college town of culture, community, historical preservation and progressive innovation. Check out the city's impressive website and you'll want to move to Montevallo. Located midstate, just minutes from Interstate 65 & a major airport. Private flight 20 minutes to the gulf coast, 30 minutes to Smoky Mountains.                          View more at www.ausleyteam.com/montevallo Resting S Ranch is a 35 acre estate in the heart of the protected and coveted area of Indian Springs. Set against the backdrop of Oak Mountain, and it's 10,000 acre state park, this property is a short interstate trip to downtown Birmingham & the international airport. Over the handsome bridge, the  long driveway  winds through pastures with horses and donkeys, past an enchanting waterfall, a spring-fed pond, home to swans and geese.  The drive is bordered by a mature pecan grove planted alongside the classic stack-stone fencing which the owner brought from the Historical Registry of Lexington, Kentucky.

RESTING S RANCH $5,900,000

The centerpiece of the estate is the 13,000 squarefoot home, an architectural masterpiece which joins today's electronics, commercial-grade building with art-quality details, exquisite antiques,  and extraordinary indoor and outdoor living spaces. View more at www.ausleyteam.com/indiansprings


SHOAL CREEK

SANCTUARY Shoal Creek is renowned in the golf world for the Nicklaus-designed course, the breathtaking Appalachian scenery, the historic Georgian country club's ambience and haute cuisine, but few are aware of the paradise 1,500 acre residential neighborhood that surrounds the course. The acreage homesites, even those bordering the course, offer total privacy amidst a natural woodland. Within this enclave, nestled behind 20-foot manicured hedgerows, and overlooking the stunning course is  6 Greenbrier, a 4-acre sanctuary of glorious gardens and residential structures. The estate reflects the refined taste, the love for art and beauty, of its owners. The 13,000 square foot residence pairs latest technology with museum quality finishes throughout. All the fixtures, wrought iron railings, numerous mantels and fountains are carefully chosen antiques or were custom made for the home. Numerous outdoor living spaces allow maximum enjoyment of the tranquil landscape: Star gazing by the fire pit on the majestic 100foot stone terrace, morning coffee on the peaceful covered porch (part of 2600 square ft master suite), the pool and pool house with waterfall, hot tub, fire pit and tiki bar. Even the luxury 2,400 guest house has a private terrace with golf course view, as does the artist studio, a work of art in itself.   More land available.  View it all at www.ausleyteam.com/shoalcreek  $6,995,000

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Total Renovation! A New Beachfront Masterpiece with a new pool, spa and pool deck has been cre-

ated on the picturesque white sand beaches of Marco Island. A complete renovation has turned this beach house into a superior coastal creation. Upon entering the 12 x 13 foyer you will discover a 28-foot octagonal beach room with unimpeded views of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico centered perfectly. The home offers mild, pleasing colors which add to the calming effect it creates as you gaze out to the azure waters of the Gulf. Home includes an elevator, spiral staircase, observation deck, along with new flooring, roof, baths, paint (inside and out), impact doors and windows, landscaping, lighting, and much more. Viking appliances (including the gas cooktop) are found throughout the completely remodeled kitchen. The home is also located only 200 feet from the magnificent Hideaway Beach Club which offers wonderful lunch and dinner in an opulent setting or a casual dining experience next to the beachside pool. Now offered at $5,795,000.

306 Seabreeze Dr. . Marco Island, FL

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Juniper Hills Manor Serving as one of the most inspired Alpine Estates ever built in Lake Tahoe for the avid and youthful Outdoor Enthusiast. Blanketing 20 acres, the primary residence boasts 14,750 sq. ft. with 6 en-suite bedrooms, wine cellar, media room and library! The landscape is dotted by unique, storybook amenities including a 1,029 sq. ft. Caretakers Quarters. A true see-to-believe beauty with luxury and solitude emanating from the Grand Estate. 16284 Tewksbury Drive, Lake Tahoe Offered at $6,900,000       

1,029 sq. ft. Caretakers Quarters Climate Controlled Over 1200 Bottle Wine Cellar Family Barn Swimming Pond Media Room Detached 6 Car Garage Soccer Field/Kids Tree House

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AUGUST 20, 2017 PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE The Lodge at Pebble Beach, CA

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is often said to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. Two hundred of the most prized collector cars in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf: the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. There, the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world.

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AUGUST 26, 2017 CONOR MCGREGOR VS. FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 US OPEN New York, NY

The biggest fight in the history of combat sports sees the 49-0 Mayweather come out of retirement for one last bout against the always-entertaining McGregor. Fighting in his first professional boxing match, the larger, younger multi-title UFC champ is still a big underdog against the undefeated Mayweather, but given his unpredictable nature, McGregor can’t be counted out.

More than 700,000 fans enter the gates annually at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to watch the sport being played at the highest level. The US Open is always an exciting spectacle for tennis fans, as it gives them an opportunity to witness players complete the coveted Grand Slam.

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Final Descent // Events SEPTEMBER 20 – 24, 2017 PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA As the birthplace of golf in Atlanta, East Lake was the first club and course built in the city and the birthplace of legendary golfer Bobby Jones. Jones established the measure of greatness in golf and now the 30 best players on the planet compete on his home turf for all the fame and fortune of the FedExCup and to determine the PGA TOUR’s season-long champion.

SEPTEMBER 27 – 30, 2017 THE MONACO YACHT SHOW Port Hercules, Monaco

SEPTEMBER 7 – 17, 2017 2017 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Toronto, Ontario

This annual, one-of-a-kind event is a hub of international superyacht business with billionaires and industry leaders from around the globe gathering for three days of festivities. Awards, business lunches, gala dinners, and cocktail parties are some of the many events organized onboard the yachts, in the stands, or in the principality’s top hotels. Witness an extraordinary collection of superyachts built by the world’s most respected shipyards.

TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. What began as the “Festival of Festivals” over 40 years ago, has become the world’s most important publicly attended film festival, attracting over 480,000 people each year. The event is now a who’s who of Hollywood elite, with many exclusive parties and recent Oscar winners for Best Picture like 12 Years a Slave, The King’s Speech, and Argo all debuting at the festival.

This September, fans will have the opportunity to visit one of the nation’s top courses and stand front row as an International Team led by Nick Price will arrive ready to avenge their incredibly narrow 2015 defeat. U.S. Team Captain Steve Stricker will face monumental pressure as he tries to continue the U.S. Team’s success on home soil.

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SEPTEMBER 26 – OCTOBER 1, 2017 THE PRESIDENTS CUP Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, NJ

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SEPTEMBER 26 – OCTOBER 3, 2017 PARIS FASHION WEEK Paris, France Perhaps the most popular of the four main fashion weeks (the others being London, New York, and Milan), Paris Fashion Week has forever been a Mecca for sartorialists. As well as all the serious work (runway events and trade shows), PFW is also a great excuse for parties, galas, and lavish shows making this one of the premier affluent destinations. Witness all of the biggest names in the industry as they unveil their latest collections and hautest couture to the world.

SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 3, 2017 FINE ART ASIA Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Fine Art Asia is recognized by the international art world as Asia’s leading annual fine art event, showcasing a wide range of collectible fine art from both East and West. It attracts curators, dealers, major collectors, connoisseurs, and all art lovers from around the world.

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OCTOBER 20 – 22, 2017 LOST LAKE FESTIVAL Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix, AZ In an attempt to capitalize on the burgeoning festival market, Lost Lake Festival aims to be one of the largest music festivals in the world. Tens of thousands of people will gather in Phoenix in October when the weather is perfect for the inaugural iteration of this epic celebration of music, art, and cuisine featuring performances from major artists like The Killers and Chance the Rapper.


Join 27,000 industry professionals for the most important three days of business aviation, with over 1,100 exhibitors, 2 static displays of aircraft – one inside the exhibit hall and the other outside at Henderson Executive Airport, and over 50 education sessions. Visit the NBAA-BACE website to learn more and register today.

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