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Volume 50 . Issue 3 . 2018




24 what’s new

Trending - A Guide to Everything That Should Be On Your Radar Right Now


Swirl & Sniff: Trefethen Family Vineyards Celebrating its 50th anniversary as one of the few remaining family-owned wine estates committed to the craft


Fisker E-Motion Auto Review How Henrik Fisker is Electrifying the Industry

34 in style

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Elegant Accents The Latest Timepieces and Luxury Jewelry

38 fashion

Fashion Forward Stylish Wares for Your Next Luxury Adventure Featuring Net-A-Porter and the Balmain Capsule Collection

40 travel

Viva México Jetset’s Top Picks for the Best Resort Destinations South of the Border

54 escape

Italy Reborn: The Resort at Pelican Hill

altitude: 58 profile

Elevating Expectations: Journey Aviation’s Charismatic, High-Energy CEO Fabian Bello 14




altitude: 60 industry

Matching Patterns in Business The Key to Innovation By Barry LaBov

64 estates

Positive Power How Relationships and Attitude Impact Success By Ken McElroy


70 finance

For Things To Change First I Must Change What if the way to keep up with change… is to slow things down? By Robert Kiyosaki

76 inspire



Rewarding Relationships The Art of Balanced Communication Every individual you interact with will live their day-to-day lives according to what they perceive in that moment to be their most important set of values or priorities By Dr. John Demartini

82 feature

Chris Pratt America’s Wingman By Si Si Penaloza

84 miss jetset

Ready for Takeoff Dancer, Actress and World Traveler Lara Sebastian Named Miss Jetset 2018 By Tom Zenner


90 buyer’s guide The Affluent Buyer’s Guide In-Flight / Real Estate / Time / Yachting

100 real estate

Prime Properties The Choices Extend As Far As Your Imagination




Luxury Events Wine Festivals / Yacht and Luxury Auto Events ISSUE 3 . 2018


World Renowned Jetset’s Executive Editorial Team

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



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 or

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 or email the Demartini Institute at

Ken McElroy

Barry LaBov

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

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


elcome to our 50th Issue of Jetset Magazine. Over the years, we’ve been immensely proud to present the most engaging, relevant narratives and interviews, illuminating seismic shifts in the economy, technology and lifestyle. Our editorial team leverages exclusive access to international events, premieres and insider experiences, allowing us to deliver an impressive scope of feature stories. With every edition, we explore salient issues from global citizenship to rising investment trends to what matters most to the ultra-high net worth individual today. Speaking of celebrating the big 50, we tip our hat to the Trefethen Family in Swirl & Sniff: Trefethen Family Vineyards. This formidable clan has enjoyed a distinguished position in the wine industry for decades, celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2018. Their innovation and responsible stewardship of the land contributed to Napa Valley gaining momentum globally. While this achievement has led to business prosperity, the third generation of the family is poised to lead the winery to stellar new heights. When it comes to dizzying heights, the meteoric rise and rise of Chris Pratt has resulted in pure box office gold. Veteran film festival insider Si Si Penaloza unravels the hype in her exclusive profile of Hollywood’s latest leading man. We’re also thrilled to present Dr. John Demartini on Rewarding Relationships, an uncompromising exploration of how to cultivate a sense of solidarity with colleagues and peers. Only Demartini can break his robust approach down to a core ethos, easily adopted into your everyday professional interactions. In Matching Patterns in Business, Author Barry LaBov believes it’s time to recognize that the more skilled we are at recognizing patterns, the better decisions we make as business leaders. Many of us in nominally disparate industries—intuitive technology, mass communication, narrowcasting, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency—are working on the same advancements from a dynamic range of angles. You’ll be amazed at where synergies lie in this new century. While we thrive on publishing with distinct house style and syntax, our enduring goal is the creation, design, and care of content that serves our affluent audience in meaningful ways. To this end, we are thrilled to commission works by celebrated thought leaders such as Robert Kiyosaki. His contribution to this esteemed anniversary issue, For Things to Change… First I Must Change, should be required reading on the executive syllabus. Trend junkies will get a kick out of What’s New: A Guide to Everything That Should Be On Your Radar Right Now, while long time Jetset fans will be tickled at our crowning of Miss Jetset 2018 Lara Sebastian. One might argue this was meant to be; not only is Lara worldly and strikingly beautiful, she’s has logged more miles on private jets than a lot of seasoned pilots. Wishing you all prosperity second to none. Here’s to the next 50 issues! Sincerely,

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Tetra Hotel

What could be better than having a hotel room in a spectacular remote setting? How about staying in a futuristic, multi-story pod? Taking inspiration from architect David Ajasa-Adekunle’s TetraShed modular office concept, the engineering firm WSP has created a stunning concept hotel utilizing 42 freestanding triangular pods. The top floor of each pod has a bed placed under a skylight and the other levels hold a bathroom, living room and office area. Versatile common areas can be used as gathering places or for bars and restaurants. Stay tuned. The first Tetra Hotel location will be announced this summer with more destinations to come.




Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Ludwig II King Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as the Swan King, was a devoted patron of the arts, so it’s only natural that Montblanc would create an incredibly artistic limited-edition writing instrument to honor him. Its cap is adorned with translucent lacquer and an intricate guilloche design representing the white feathers of a swan, and the champagne gold-coated clip shows the swan’s graceful neck and head. The pen’s solid gold nib features an engraving of the fairy tale Neuschwanstein castle.


ESAVOX – Lamborghini-Inspired Speaker Dock IXOOST has spent two years making its dream come true – the creation of ESAVOX, a speaker dock worthy of Lamborghini enthusiasts. Designed in carbon and wood, it recalls the most iconic features of Lamborghini cars. Its central element is the original exhaust which puts all other elements into proportion. The passive shock absorber system dampens vibrations. Two amplifiers create the ESAVOX engine and the integrated Bluetooth® 4.0 technology makes it easy to drive the music stored on your smartphone, tablet or computer.


Bentley Eyewear Collection Resulting from a very successful collaboration between Bentley Motors and the luxury eyewear designer Estede, the Bentley Eyewear Collection reflects a timeless yet modern style. Each pair of sunglasses in the limitededition series speaks the sophisticated design language of the legendary bespoke British car marque. The famous Bentley “B” is set in hand-polished enamel coating and the carefully-engraved surfaces reflect the patterns of Bentley’s sumptuous leather quilting. Available in a choice of 18k solid gold or platinum.


Chanel Boy Bag

The newest versions of the Chanel Boy Bag are creatively colorful and attention-getting, but they retain the popular design’s clean lines, rectangular shape and striking clasp. Thanks to its versatile chain strap, it can be worn multiple ways. The Boy Bag was originally created by Karl Lagerfeld, and this iconic design has a colorful history all its own. It owes its name to Gabrielle Chanel’s first love, English polo player Boy Capel. Oh, boy, what a tribute. ISSUE 3 . 2018


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Peugeot Beneteau Sea Drive It’s amazing what can happen when two innovators, Peugeot and Beneteau, collaborate to create a new boating experience. The result is the Sea Drive Concept that marries Beneteau’s Ship Control® technology with Peugeot’s i-Cockpit® digital environment. The motor boat features a compact steering wheel to enable easy and agile handling and a large, 17-inch touchscreen that displays the Ship Control® interface to provide instant access to the boat’s most important functions. Together, the two companies have created a radically new piloting experience.


Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 Fans of the Aston Martin Vantage V600 will be happy to learn that this legendary vehicle has been reborn as the Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600. This customer-commissioned, limited run model was inspired and influenced by the original 1998 V8 model. The new Vantage V600 has a commanding road presence and incorporates aggressive styling cues that hint at the power that lies underneath. Its upgraded version of Aston Martin’s impressive 6.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine delivers a driving experience designed to excite the senses.




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Takeoff // What’s New


The PAL-V Liberty Flying Car The world’s first flying car production model — the PAL-V Liberty — recently made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. This historic breakthrough in the evolution of flying cars combines state-of-the-art technologies from the aerospace and automotive


Rosetti Superyachts 48m Sub-500GT Building upon the popularity of its first 85m Supply Vessel concept, the renowned Italian designer Rosetti Superyachts has introduced the 48m Supply Vessel. This sub-500GT is a “pocket-sized” version of her larger cousin and can provide adventurous owners with the space to carry large tenders, enable touch-and-go helicopter operations or create an open-air beach club with infinity pool. The master stateroom with his-and-her bathrooms is on the upper deck, and the lower deck can accommodate eight guests in four spacious cabins.



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Takeoff // Taste

Trefethen Family Vineyards By tami austin


ver 400 wineries are nestled in Napa Valley. For many of us, discovering what sets them apart is the journey every wine aficionado can appreciate. With some wineries less sophisticated than others, those that get it right understand that the quality of grapes produced in the vineyards requires the utmost attention to detail, thus creating a style and taste that can’t be duplicated. It’s the passion behind the winery that brings winemaking to the next level. Which takes us to the world-renowned Trefethen Family Vineyards, celebrating its 50th anniversary as one of the few remaining family-owned wine estates committed to the craft of 100 percent estate-grown wines in the Oak Knoll District. And just like the preservation of fine wine, preserving the history behind the winery and vineyards, as well as aiding in the foundation of what Napa Valley is today, was and is most certainly part of the business plan for the Trefethen family legacy. Dating back over 130 years ago, during Napa’s first era of viticulture and winemaking, the Goodman brothers established Eshcol Ranch and constructed a three-story wooden gravity-flow winery designed by architect Hamden McIntyre. (It’s known today as the McIntyre building). The winemaking success of the Goodman brothers helped the boom in Napa and ended after the phylloxera parasite epidemic and Prohibition. The McIntyre building and several adjoining farms were purchased by Eugene and Catherine Trefethen in 1968 with the idea of selling



grapes, not to start a winery. However, their son John and daughter-inlaw Janet wanted to make wine. With much thought and consideration, the building was restored twice, initially after the purchase in 1968 and then following the 2014 earthquake. The recent renovation was completed in 2017 and the doors opened to yet another remarkable new beginning. The McIntyre building remains as the heart of the winery. The first floor is still used to age wine while the second floor houses a tasting area with mesmerizing views of the vineyards. When visiting Trefethen Vineyards, guests have a variety of ways to sample wine. Distinct flights are available daily along with the option to enjoy a two-hour Historic Winery Tour. For those who prefer a reserve tasting experience, with advance reservations, guests will be escorted to the former family home to experience a flight of Trefethen’s most highly-allocated estate-grown wines. So here’s a toast to the Trefethen Family -- to continued success as you begin to pass the torch to the next generation, your children, Hailey and Lorenzo Trefethen, as one of the most respected Napa Valley estates producing world-class wines.

The Taste 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon — This cab is a full-bodied wine that shines at the nose with an explosive bouquet of plum, cherry and spice with notes of clove, licorice and black pepper. Succulent blackberry fruit soak the pallet with grippy tannins ending with a delightful finish.


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How Henrik Fisker is Electrifying The Industry by David Haraldsen Photography by Fisker

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n an industry built on innovation, Danish-born Henrik Fisker has played a lead role in the conceptualization and development of some of today’s most prominent luxury vehicles. Jetset sat down with Fisker to discuss his latest masterpiece (affectionately named the “EMotion”) and the past, present, and future of the electrified automotive industry. Fisker parlayed a lifelong fascination with automobiles into a college degree in transportation design, followed by an impressive career with BMW. His initial entry in the automotive world came in 1989 with BMW’s first attempt at an electric vehicle. “It was a little strange because they weren’t really cool at the time,” he observed. “It was a little tiny city car with lead acid batteries [and] probably like a 40-mile range.” Fisker later developed the infamous BMW JETSETMAG.COM

Z8, a model which helped reinvigorate the brand’s reputation and consumer profile. His next career move took this creative genius to British manufacturer Aston Martin, owned at that time by Ford Motor Co. He held positions at both companies concurrently, working as the head of global advanced design for Ford and the Design Director and a board member at Aston Martin. During his tenure, Fisker’s magnum opus was undoubtedly his work as head designer for both the bestselling V8 Vantage model and the popular Aston Martin DB9. He left Ford/Aston Martin in 2005 and has been designing under his own brand name ever since. The Fisker Karma, the world’s first plug-in hybrid-powered vehicle, is probably its namesake’s best known design, establishing

Fisker as one of today’s most innovative automotive designers. His next breakthrough is nearing fruition in the form of the EMotion, with solid state battery technology that Fisker believes will bring electric mobility to the masses. “We need to get to the next level in electrification where we truly can provide a better experience in every single area than a gasoline car. And that’s what the solid state battery can do,” he commented. Fisker’s talented team has spent the last couple of years focused on bringing solid state technology to market. While it’s still too early for any final numbers, Fisker believes the EMotion’s solid state, allelectric performance could theoretically feature a battery range of 700 miles, with a 400-mile range option also potentially available. A target 0-60 time of <3.0 seconds, top speeds just north of 160MPH,

and charging in under five minutes are also on the radar. “People are starting to get the feeling that electric cars can be exciting, and once we get the really long range, like the 700 mile range, people can start traveling with their electric car because that’s probably one of the weakest points [with EVs] right now,” he commented. “And we also need to be able to get really ultra fast charging so that people feel comfortable that if they go somewhere they can also charge quickly.” From his perspective as a pioneer in the EV market, Fisker believes we’re currently in the middle of the biggest change the automotive industry has seen since the invention of the gasoline engine. Says Fisker, “It’s not just about electric vehicles. It’s about autonomous vehicles, it’s about fully connected vehicles, and it’s about a radical change in the perception of the automotive industry.” ISSUE 32 . 2018 2017


Takeoff // In Style

The Latest Timepieces and Luxury Jewelry By karen brost

ULYSSE NARDIN: Freak Out Fasten your seatbelt. Ulysse Nardin has expanded its Freak Out universe from one timepiece to four. This game-changing line, the most maverick collection in Haute Horlogerie, breaks traditional rules. Freak timepieces have no crowns, dials or hands. What they do have is a “flying carousel” tourbillon and two super-light silicium impulse wheels in the center that replace the traditional anchor and anchor wheel. Each wheel has 18 teeth and activates an alternator that transmits energy to the balance staff – first in one direction, then the other. With four models forged from titanium to choose from, it’s time to get your Freak on!



CHANEL: Code Coco The latest timepiece by Chanel exudes the company’s signature style. Available in steel or steel and ceramic, this elegant timepiece features a clasp named Mademoiselle which is inspired by the 2.55 handbag designed by Coco herself in 1955. The design of the timepiece also features Chanel’s iconic quilted motif. Each Code Coco watch model is available with or without diamonds. These sparkling gemstones were Coco’s favorite because she felt they offer the greatest value in the smallest volume.

CHOPARD: L.U.C 150 All-in-One An important occasion like the celebration of a company’s 150th anniversary merits the creation of an exceptional timepiece, and Chopard has delivered on that promise. The L.U.C 150 All-in-One is the most complex model ever created by Chopard Manufacture. In fact, five patents have been registered for this model with fourteen complications. Available in platinum with a blue-grey dial or rose gold with a verdigriscolored dial, the L.U.C 150 All-in-One is chronometer-certified and bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.

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ROLEX: Oyster Perpetual Daytona


Timeless. Surprising. Free-spirited. These are just a few of the words that could be used to describe this exquisitely feminine timepiece fashioned in glimmering pink gold. Its innovative design features 29 polished or diamond-set rings entwined around the watch’s mother-of-pearl or diamond-pavé dial and is highlighted by 4.80 carats of alternately snow-set and bezelset gems. A white galuchat leather strap, provides the finishing touch.

Rolex began creating the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 1963, but never before has it produced one like this. Fashioned of 18 karat Everose gold, this timepiece replaces the traditional tachymetric scale on the bezel with a dazzling gradation of sapphires in rainbow hues. The case is further adorned with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds and the dial features 11 baguette-cut sapphire hour markers, each one brilliantly matching the color of the corresponding point on the bezel.

Harry Winston launched its iconic Project Z timepiece line in 2004 to redefine the genre of luxury sports watches through masterful technical achievement and nextgeneration materials and design. The latest model, the Project Z12, continues that longstanding tradition. Its concentric design is highlighted by a large, arched bridge made of the company’s exclusive alloy, Zalium™. The new HW3306 auto-winding caliber delivers an impressive 68 hour power reserve.

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Takeoff // In Style BULGARI: Divas’ Dream

PIAGET: Manchette Collection

Bulgari’s Divas’ Dream jewelry collection was inspired by the iconic divas of our time and celebrates the essence of Italian femininity. It also draws inspiration from the sophisticated mosaics of ancient Rome to pay tribute to Bulgari’s historic heritage. The collection includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. The exquisite necklace shown here is designed in 18 karat rose gold and is richly adorned with rubellite, amethyst, tourmaline and pavé diamond gemstones.

Manchette is the French word for cuff, and Piaget has been adorning its clientele’s wrists with its unique designs of cuff bracelets since the 60s. Now, the house of Piaget has reinvented this collection with stunning pieces studded with diamonds and exotic gemstones like Ceylon blue sapphires and Tanzanian red spinels. The piece shown above, the Extremely Piaget cuff, is fashioned in 18 karat white gold and set with a hand-engraved amethyst and 601 brilliant-cut diamonds.

CHOPARD: Red Carpet Collection


The House of Chopard has long had a love affair with the art of filmmaking. Last year, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival and the 10th anniversary of Chopard’s glamourous Red Carpet Collection, the company introduced no fewer than 70 one-of-a-kind pieces. The collection includes an enchanting Kunzite necklace with matching ring and earrings, a diamond and emerald accents watch, pearshaped sapphire and diamond earrings and a stunningly sumptuous emerald and diamond necklace.


CHANEL: Coco Avant Chanel Collection Chanel’s Coco Avant Chanel Collection pays tribute to the signature style the fashion house inherited from its legendary founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. This high jewelry collection was inspired by key elements of Chanel’s signature style: lace and ribbon. It features 11 jewelry sets created in gold that include necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, watches, brooches and headbands accented with morganite, cultured pearls, spinels, moonstones, Padparadscha sapphires and diamonds.

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Takeoff // Fashion

STYLISH WARES FOR YOUR NEXT LUXURY-SEEKING ADVENTURE NET-A-PORTER & BALMAIN CAPSULE COLLECTION When two power players like the French fashion house Balmain and the luxury online destination Net-A-Porter collaborate, you just know something good is going to happen. And it did. The result is the stunning Capsule Collection inspired by the glamour of Cannes, St. Tropez and the Cote d’Azur. The collection’s yacht-worthy pieces include a chain-embellished silver-and-gold striped sequined crepe camisole, embellished leather sandals and an oversized crinkled silksatin shirt. Embossed gold buttons steal the show on several sailorinspired pieces in the collection, including the plissé silk-crepe gown, woven mini skirt, leather belt and crepe jumpsuit. Accessorize your favorites with Balmain’s striped leather shoulder bag. As Net-A-Porter advises shoppers on its website, “Embrace the spirit of yacht life as the Parisian fashion house’s signatures are given a fresh spin for summer, inspired by nautical style – expect a jet-set closet destined for the most dazzling of destinations.”



HERMÈS MÉDOR ROCK WATCH Throughout history, pyramids have been known for their ability to conceal secrets, and the new Hermès Médor Rock watch conceals one of its own. Its pyramid-shaped cover magically springs open to reveal the dial. This dazzling watch is available in a choice of finishes, one set with diamonds, and in boldly curated colors.

SKIS BY FOUR SEASONS. SKIING BY MOTHER NATURE. This winter, customize every aspect of your visit to Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole and carve down the mountain on something truly unique. Designed exclusively for our Resort, we invite you to try these handcrafted skis. Book today by contacting your Travel Professional, calling (307) 732-5000 or visiting

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our top picks for the best resort destinations south of the border By david haraldsen


ew things compare to the relaxation and serenity of a tropical getaway to an exotic foreign destination. The highly acclaimed luxury resorts scattered along Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sunny coastal towns offer a unique experience found only in this rather unusual part of the world. From ancient Mayan ruins and white sandy beaches, to some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most sought-after golf courses, Mexico has something for everyone. Banyan Tree Mayakoba



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Bringing modernity and sophistication to Los Cabos, the newlyopened Viceroy Los Cabos escapes the ordinary with a design and experience unlike any other. The property’s dreamscape design, originally concepted by Mexican architect Miguel Angel Aragonés, embraces the allure and fluidity of water beside its minimalistic and pure white infrastructure. With elevated walkways surrounded by water connecting the resort’s buildings and unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez, the water element appears to exist organically throughout the resort’s dreamscape design. Formerly known as Mar Adentro, the latest property from Viceroy Hotel Group has been reconceptualized after undergoing renovations and luxurious enhancements, including a brand new beachfront pool and bar, a refreshed and vibrant lobby and arrival experience, cinema room, new dining venues, meeting rooms and a state-of-the-art fitness center curated by Los Angeles-based celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. The property offers five distinct and modern dining outlets, each providing a fresh and local experience reflective of Baja’s history and culture. Nido Restaurant, meaning “nest” in Spanish, draws in guests’ eyes with a latticed, nest-like structure that appears to be floating on water in the center of the resort. With an international ceviche menu and innovative handcrafted cocktails, Nido is both a visual centerpiece and social epicenter for guests and locals. Likewise, JETSETMAG.COM

Viceroy Los Cabos’ beachside eatery Nidito, meaning “little nest,” overlooks the picturesque infinity beach pool and ocean. Located in the main building of the resort, Casera Restaurant and Otro Bar feature elevated home-style Mexican cuisine and a Tequila Library, along with a vibrant rooftop bar with scenic ocean views that is set to open later this year. Further highlighting its connection and commitment to the arts, Viceroy Los Cabos has debuted “A Canvas for Discovery” artist-inresidency series, in which the property will display specially-curated works by rotating artists of various art mediums. Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Spencer Mar Guilburt is the first to showcase his vision and talents. After completing a dedicated, 70-feet-tall mural on the exterior of Viceroy Santa Monica in Los Angeles, Guilburt recently completed a corresponding piece at the Los Cabos property. Through this exploration of art and innovation, Viceroy Los Cabos aims to inspire visitors to engage in thought and conversation. Viceroy Los Cabos’ dedicated “Head of Vibe” has curated fresh and one-of-kind programming for guests — on and off property — including learning to surf with a local pro, an exclusive “fishing with the chef” experience, scuba diving with underwater photography, fluorescent night dives and custom tequila-making classes. Minutes away from downtown San José del Cabo, guests can immerse themselves in the local culture by exploring the city’s weekly art walk, Colonial architecture and colorful sights. With a seemingly endless list of possibilities at Viceroy Los Cabos, extraordinary experiences are not far out of reach.

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Villa Del Palmer Beach Resort & Spa

Just beyond the village of Loreto, Mexico, a mere ninety-minute flight from Los Angeles, on the southern end of the Baja peninsula, lies Danzante Bay and The Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa. This 4,500-acre master-planned community is the brain child of renowned Mexico developer Owen Perry. From the resort’s exquisite shoreline beaches, visitors can enjoy crystal blue-green warm waters through a bevy of activities including fishing, whale-dolphin watching, kayaking or simply taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of what Jacques Cousteau once called “The Aquarium of the World.” The resort boasts 188 beautifully-appointed luxury suites with large terraces, all providing stunning ocean and mountain views. Directly adjacent to the hotel is the 39,000-square-foot Sábila Spa and Wellness Center where you can indulge and relax from a day at the beach or golf course. Three great restaurants onsite offer anything from casual dining to a full gourmet experience. The signature Danzante restaurant and bar offers a unique combination of Mexican fusion cuisine integrating fresh fish, seafood and steaks into tantalizing dishes, making this culinary experience a must. But the true jewel of Danzante is the newly-opened 18-hole Rees Jones-designed golf course. With five sets of tees stretching

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out to 7,237 feet, this magnificent golf course offers players a fair or challenging test, depending on how much they want to take on. Each hole at TPC Danzante Bay is part of a visually awe-inspiring journey, meandering through canyons and mountain terrain all the way up from the dunes of the beach to the famous cliffside peninsula and home to the par 3, 17th hole. Perched hundreds of feet over the Sea of Cortez, the setting here is indescribable and worthy of several selfies and golf swing videos. This signature hole will surely become a must play for any Jetset golfer visiting Mexico. If, like me, you fall in love with Danzante Bay (and what’s not to love?), you may want to check out some of the newly-released home ownership opportunities. The El Cardon home sites, set in a 734-acre master planned development, feature approximately one-half acre lots with outstanding golf course, mountain and ocean views starting at $285,000 US. Want a little more? Check out the limited collection of Baja contemporary two-to-five bedroom single family estates starting from $1.7 million. Having toured a recently completed home, I was awed by the finishes and designs and the integration into the surrounding terrain. Danzante Bay, with its beautiful water and beaches, incredible golf and dining, is truly a Mexican paradise.

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An utterly unique fusion of Mexican culture and Asian hospitality is available for the discerning traveler at Banyan Tree Mayakoba, one of the most immersive resort experiences in Mexico and the only allpool-villa resort in the Riviera Maya. Nestled within lush mangroves and tropical lagoons, the resort boasts an almost unimaginable combination of pristine nature and luxury accommodations. From its award-winning Banyan Tree Spa and PGA championship golf course, to an extraordinary selection of dining options and activities, Mayakoba is truly a sanctuary for the senses. Each of Mayakoba’s 123 private pool villas has been elegantly adorned in Mayan-inspired designs and offers a wide array of amenities. With spacious interiors featuring separate living and study pavilions, private pool, whirlpool, and terrace, each villa has been strategically positioned to ensure superb views of the ocean, lagoons, or exquisite gardens. Villas feature a 30 to 50 square-meter private pool (larger than the standard plunge pool) to give you plenty of space to soak up the sun or just relax. Further enhance your escape to paradise with personal services such as spa treatments, in-room dining, and romance-themed packages, all offered in the privacy of your villa. If fine dining is your raison d’etre, you won’t be disappointed with any of the resort’s palate-pleasing restaurants. Banyan Tree’s

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signature eatery, Saffron, overlooks the Mayakoba waterways and serves authentic Thai cuisine. The skill and passion of Saffron’s topnotch team of native Thai chefs is apparent in every dish they serve. For the more adventurous diner, there’s the popular HAAB Destination Dining experience. This multi-sensory journey takes guests into the nearby jungle for a melding of the four sacred elements (water, earth, wind, and fire) as utilized in ancient Mayan culture, customs, and cuisine. While each of these choices is more than worthy of a visit during any stay, one notable option we simply cannot overlook is the resort’s romantic Ixchel Destination Dining offer. Ixchel (which translates to “Moon Goddess”) features a traditional trajinera (or gondola-style boat) and combines the beauty of the property’s lush tropical surroundings with delicious cuisine for an unforgettable dining experience as you sail through the channels and mangroves of Banyan Tree Mayakoba. When you’re ready to relax, a staff of handpicked and expertly skilled Thai therapists is on-site at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa. Each therapist has completed hundreds of hours of rigorous training in Thailand, and every treatment is certain to both relieve

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and rejuvenate. We recommend the “Rainforest” treatment for a refreshing experiential journey through eight different hydrotherapy options including a cascading rain walk, aromatherapy steam chamber, jacuzzi, and themed showers, all intended to wash away your stress and invoke a feeling of serenity. The property is also the proud home of PGA championship golf course El Camaleon, designed by legendary golf pro Greg Norman. El Camaleon Golf Course plays host to the annual OHL Classic at Mayakoba and made history in 2007 when it became home to the first PGA Tour event outside the US and Canada. Known for its diverse characteristics and unusual hazards, among them cenotes (sinkholes) and fresh water canals, this world-class course provides golfers with an unprecedented opportunity to play like the pros. A stay at Mayakoba truly is unlike any other. And with the resort’s certified commitment to creating a positive impact on the environment, you can take comfort in knowing your luxurious getaway is taking place in one of Riviera Maya’s most sustainable five-star resorts.

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One of Mexico’s finest tropical escapes awaits at Mahekal Beach Resort, perfectly positioned along the sunny Playa Del Carmen coast. Renowned for its rich history, friendly staff, and “magical” allure, Mahekal is the perfect solution for affluent travelers who want more from their time south of the border than one might find at the typical “all inclusive” resort. The lush landscape, white sandy beaches, and views of the neighboring island of Cozumel provide the perfect backdrop for this stunning oceanside retreat. Located just steps from Playa’s popular Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue), Mahekal’s pristine resort property includes an array of luxury amenities and services that guarantee memories to last a lifetime. Upon arrival at Cancún International Airport, guests are greeted with a warm smile and a refreshingly cold margarita (an amenity you will almost certainly appreciate, given the warm air and humidity). The greeting is led by the property’s resort concierge, Boli, and a genuinely friendly staff that seem fully committed to ensuring your experience is never to be forgotten. A short ride through Quintana Roo brings you to Playa del Carmen and this remarkable one-of-a-kind resort. With its deep roots in local culture and tradition, Mahekal’s history dates back over 50 years when a local family decided to build six thatched-roof palapas (huts) on the beach for travelers to rent. Every peso of profit was reinvested in new bungalows, and today the resort features more than 100 individual palapas and includes recent enhancements completed via a three-year, $16 million reimagining.

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Rooms at this exquisite resort come in an assortment of floor plans ranging from oceanfront casitas to jungle bungalows. You’ll find seaside beach houses with private plunge pools and outdoor moon showers, as well as Treehouse Rooms that afford the opportunity to fully enjoy the resort’s lush gardens and fauna. One amenity you won’t find, however, is a TV in the guest accommodations. It’s Mahekal’s way of encouraging travelers to engage with the resort’s natural environment and escape from the cares of city life. Two-bedroom suites, luxury penthouse units, and longer term stays via La Residencia make Mahekal Beach Resort the perfect choice during your visit to Playa del Carmen. Light fare and gourmet cuisine are available at on-site restaurants Cocina, Fuego Restaurante y Cantina, Itzi (named after a Mayan princess), Boli’s Bar, and the property’s flagship Las Olas Restaurant and Bar. Other notable dining options include the “Catch of the Day” program, boasting fresh oceanic selections delivered directly off the boat, and the Mayan Culinary Casita, an epicurean adventure featuring a taste of Mayan culture that’s guaranteed to make an impression. Both were favorites of Jetset during our stay. Mahekal’s Revive Spa sets the stage for additional relaxation, with Mayan-inspired treatments in a 2,500 square-foot facility that infuses bohemian styles with rich, colorful Mexican accents. The spa utilizes locally sourced organic ingredients, and the entire experience has been meticulously designed to achieve the ultimate feeling of tranquility. Additional amenities include on-site fitness and dive centers, a nightly beachside fire pit, complimentary use of the resorts bicycles, a local artisan boutique, and a plethora of activities designed to satisfy any appetite for adventure.

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The Grand at Moon Palace, located in the Yucatán Peninsula just minutes from Cancun International Airport, offers the opportunity to revel in opulence along the region’s Caribbean coast. Boasting an impeccable melding of modern luxury, smart technology, and fivestar hospitality, The Grand’s all-inclusive resort packages provide everything guests need to make the most of their time in this playful Mexico destination. A stay in one of the resort’s 1300-plus lavish suites includes a myriad of opulent amenities aimed at meeting the needs of the most demanding of jetsetters. Rooms are equipped with a double whirlpool jacuzzi tub, aromatherapy oils, a selection of premium spirits, and a complimentary bottle of wine, all included as standard features along with 24-hour room service and nightly turndown service. The Grand’s Presidential Suites provide expansive space for guests who desire even more from their upscale accommodations, with an elegant open living room, dining and bar area, outdoor terrace, and two separate sleeping quarters with private baths and showers. As the most luxurious of Moon Palace Cancun’s three impressive resorts, The Grand offers its guests VIP access to a plethora of services and activities available on-site and at its neighboring sister properties. These include a family-friendly water park, tennis and

The Grand Lobby Bar at Moon Palace Cancun

basketball courts, fitness centers, mini-golf, an arcade, a bowling bar, a variety of non-motorized water sports, and a network of enormous swimming pools. Dining options are plentiful at The Grand, with more than a dozen bar and restaurant choices. Whether you’re craving local Mexican cuisine or looking for flavors of a different variety, the property’s ample menus feature culinary inspirations from around the globe. You’ll find everything from USDA choice meats and fresh seafoods, to the finest Asian, French, Italian, and Lebanese cuisine. Several bars are also located throughout the massive Moon Palace property, while Unique, The Grand’s own nightclub, offers an upscale after-hours experience. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun is home to Awe Spa, offering adult guests a menu of services not typically available in a resort setting. The enchanting spa facilities feature a full-service beauty salon, invigorating massage and hydrotherapy treatments, and the trendy Fish Spa Experience where the Awe Spa has pioneered new therapeutic treatments using authentic Garra Rufa Fish.

The property’s clever and challenging 27-hole golf course is the brainchild of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus and includes three intelligently integrated nines, all of which have been named after the region’s pristine Caribbean landscape. Known as Jungle, Lakes, and Dunes, each 9-hole course offers a unique set of challenges for players of all skill levels. The Jungle nine requires daring golfers to traverse the flora and fauna of the surrounding jungle’s dense forest as they navigate the course. Making even the slightest of errors on a tee shot here leaves players digging out of rugged shrubbery. The Lakes also delivers a formidable challenge to both novice and expert golfers. Its precarious wetlands network puts every shot at risk of ending up in a water hazard or bunker. The Dunes is certainly the most demanding nine and sits firmly atop the list of crowd favorites at this rather unusual 27-hole golfer’s paradise. And for those looking to improve their game, the Moon Palace Golf Academy provides a chance to learn from the pros. All-inclusive golf packages are always available and each stay includes resort credits that can be used for a variety of activities and services.

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Specializing in top-of-the-line steaks and seafood, Harry’s has gained notoriety as one of Cancun’s absolute best high-end steakhouses. Offering a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, with elegant architecture that’s been designed to incorporate lagoon views and waterfall features throughout, the restaurant provides discerning diners with a noteworthy selection of fine USDA Prime cuts and is one of the few places in Mexico to offer certified authentic A5 grade Japanese Wagyu Kobe beef. Fresh seafood options are also available via the restaurant’s raw bar, and wine enthusiasts will appreciate Harry’s cellar replete with more than 400 different wines sourced from around the world.

Harry’s Tomahawk Steak


For a unique take on local Mexican cuisine, Porfirio’s features a flavorful variety of gourmet options from which to choose. Drawing inspiration from dishes often found on the streets of Mexico, the impressive menu takes advantage of traditional ingredients to create an exquisite assortment of deliciously satisfying items. The innovative contemporary restaurant concept features an upscale atmosphere with colorful decor and views of the surrounding lagoon. Porforio’s is also home to an extraordinary collection of tequilas and mezcals. With a selection of around 100 labels, we might recommend letting one of the restaurant’s tequiliers help you find the optimal pairings for your meal.



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On the northernmost tip of Key Largo, surrounded by mangroves, and just a short boat ride from North America’s only living coral reef rests Ocean Reef Club. A private club community like no other, deeply rooted in family values and time-honored traditions. Situated on 2,500 acres of unspoiled paradise, Ocean Reef provides a long list of unsurpassed amenities to its Members including a 175-slip marina, two 18-hole championship golf courses, state-of-the-art medical center, K-8 school, private airport and more. There are only two ways to experience Ocean Reef Club’s Unique Way of Life – as a guest of a member or through the pages of Living magazine. Visit to request your complimentary copy. ISSUE 3 . 2018


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Coastal retreat brings the essence of Mediterranean luxury to Newport Beach by tami austin photography Courtesy of Pelican Hill



here’s nothing like the convenience of private jet travel. When you land at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, it’s just a 15-minute drive down the coast to The Resort at Pelican Hill, a world-renowned, 504-acre luxury resort that captures the essence of Italy in Southern California. From the moment you arrive, you’ll see how the resort’s design was inspired by 16th-century Italian architect Andrea Palladio (15081580). Seeking to revive the principles which underpinned ancient Roman architecture, he stressed the importance of proportion and symmetry and the correct use of the classical orders. You’ll marvel over the expansive Palladian-inspired architecture and timeless setting which looks as though it’s been there for ages. From roof tiles that replicate those on Italian buildings to courtyards with flowing fountains to lush Mediterranean landscaping and archways that frame picturesque coastal scenes, Italy has been reborn here. The lobby’s massive, 28-foot rotunda emphasizes grand proportions and perfect symmetry. Just outside the lobby doors, the balcony lures guests to pristine golf course views nestled against the endless grandeur of a mesmerizing ocean backdrop. JETSETMAG.COM

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concept with 50-60” flat-screen television, luxury bedding and spacious bathrooms featuring a marble walk-in shower and deep soaking tubs. You can also arrange for a personal concierge, butler and cook upon request. If you’re parents on date night, your children will enjoy Camp Pelican with two age-appropriate youth programs providing an entertaining resort vacation on their own terms. When it’s time to become one with mind, body and spirit, you can escape to the The Spa at Pelican Hill. Upon your arrival, you’ll find a grand-scale rotunda that opens to the soothing sights and sounds of an elaborate water feature. Before or after your service, be sure to visit Acqua Colonnade to enjoy the sauna, steam room or roman soaking pools.

Coliseum Pool with Ocean View

“Beyond beautiful weather and photo-worthy sunsets, guests can expect memorable experiences, tailored to their preferences and priorities. Our approach is anticipatory and personalized, so that each guest enjoys their desired amount of adventure, relaxation or even a mix of both!” says Kate Starr, director of public relations. Within walking distance from the lobby is The Coliseum Pool, measuring 136 feet in diameter that was built with 1.1 million mosaic glass tiles cut and laid by hand. It’s eloquently displayed between private cabanas and tiered decks offering expansive golf course and ocean views. Whether you’re planning a business trip or family vacation, Pelican Hill offers a variety of accommodations, including Bungalows that feature spacious guest rooms with luxury amenities. There are also private two- to four-bedroom Villas that include one- to two-car garages. This just may be your next home away from home. Villas come complete with a gourmet kitchens, a great room

Andrea Ristorante Tableside Risotto

If a round of golf is on your agenda, the ocean views from nearly every hole of both Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf courses (Ocean North and Ocean South) will impress you. These pristine courses cover 400 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean and are in a league of their own — ranked among the best in the country. For dining, there are a variety of options designed for al fresco seating on heated ocean-view terraces. Andrea, the resort’s signature restaurant, offers fresh, authentic Italian dishes led by Chef Luigi Fineo. An ideal dish to try is the signature risotto prepared tableside. The Coliseum Pool & Grill restaurant is geared toward casual poolside dining and Pelican Grill offers Napa-inspired cuisine. Piccolo, available exclusively to resort guests, offers a globally-inspired menu of Tapas-style portions. And for those on the go, Caffè & Market offers gourmet food and wine to go along with gelato and espresso. Please visit or contact 855-467-6800 for more information.

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Journey Aviation’s charismatic, high-energy CEO Fabian Bello by tom zenner Photography by Journey Aviation


abian Bello, CEO of the South Florida-based private business charter company Journey Aviation, is a charismatic, high-energy leader with the kind of global vision and business sensibilities it takes to send a company soaring to a higher altitude of performance. It was his strong combination of people skills and business acumen that enabled him to make a seamless transition from serving in an executive role in the logistics industry to the competitive, high-stress environment of private business jet aviation.


Journey Aviation’s Fabian Bello possesses many characteristics that set him apart as a leader in business aviation, but one of them is somewhat surprising. His experience with private planes before starting at Journey Aviation wasn’t just limited, it was non-existent. He didn’t fly on them, and he certainly wasn’t making strategic decisions and leading a dedicated team of over a hundred employees in the aviation field. But he’s found his new role fascinating and exciting, and his success is grounded in core business principles. “It boils down to authenticity,” he says. “We must be genuine and trustworthy to really stand out in this industry. I have developed incredible friendships throughout the world before a single stitch of business came into play. I am honored and very proud of this as I believe it is the single most contributing factor to my personal and the company’s success.” JETSETMAG.COM

For the Cuban born Bello, it’s all about relationships, and he’s continually developing and leveraging them to make Journey Aviation a true global player. Even though he came from a different business background, he brought with him the ability to be a “challenge solver.” “The management skills were most certainly useful,” he tells Jetset. “And working for a European company while making changes throughout South America and on a Global Business Process Board allowed me to have an innate understanding of how to get multiple cultures to work together. In business aviation, whereby we operate heavy worldwide jets, it is imperative to have the ability to connect with the world. I don’t see my business as regional. It is more of a oneworld scenario for me. Same sky, same airplanes, same demands.” Journey Aviation provides exclusive private jet services to Fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals, politicians

and celebrities. The company works with customers and clients who demand the highest standards of privacy, discretion and professionalism. And, of course, safety is of the upmost importance. The aircraft charter game is played in a high stress environment. Some leaders, like Bello, find ways to channel these inherent stresses into fuel and energy to create a work environment team members can thrive in. “We go out of our way to make it fun. It is a very high stress environment and I make it a point to crack jokes, both with my team and clients, to keep the good spirits going.” A vibrant, positive corporate culture is vital to the strength of a company, and Bello has forged that, along with an insistence that company growth comes from building one relationship at a time. Bello’s decision to make this career leap was like most professional decisions he’s made— strategic and timely. The strong

economy is great for the industry and his company. He has some sound advice for fellow Jetset readers looking to increase their private air travel with Journey Aviation or another company. “Find someone you can trust that will always look out for you. They need to value the relationship as a whole, rather than someone who wants the ‘one trip.’ And once you find that person, don’t beat them up solely on price every time. It takes a lot to pull off a successfully pleasant trip, and when they are quoted and put together solely on price, you usually wind up getting exactly what you paid for.” It comes down to a simple phrase. “Elevate Your Expectations.” It’s a mantra for Journey Aviation and a deft explanation of the way its new leader is successfully guiding his company.

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ave you ever lost your car keys and tried to find them by mentally walking through where you’d been since you last had them? It’s actually an effective method of finding something you’ve lost. Why? A lot of it has to do with how the brain stores and recalls information contextually, or based on the setting and circumstances surrounding an event. This way of storing information is what helps us identify patterns quickly, which is important in decision making. The more skilled we are at recognizing patterns, the better decisions we can make.



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Pattern matching is the brain’s natural tendency to see patterns in what we perceive, then to make connections with the patterns we already have stored in our memory to develop new patterns. We try to understand what happens in life by matching it to something similar that’s happened to us in the past. This pattern match then informs our responses. It’s not something we have to consciously think about; rather it’s simply the way our minds work. For example, you walk into a restaurant and are shown to a table. You see a chair at the table and sit down. How do you know it’s a chair? Your brain recognizes the pattern of what a chair looks like, whether it’s blue with four legs or grey with a pedestal. Another example is learning to read. The brain identifies patterns in the letters and how they’re arranged to form words. Then it recognizes patterns in the way the words are ordered to form sentences.

it and identifying the patterns. For example, if a company wanted to improve the customer experience, they could look for the patterns in customer behavior. How often do they complain? What are they complaining about? Why did they purchase in the first place? What drives their decision to repurchase? The data collected can help identify patterns. Looking at these patterns can then inform future decisions on how to improve the customer experience, which in turn feeds new patterns. Pattern recognition explains why experienced people are better at making decisions than inexperienced people. It’s not just a matter of education and natural talent. A person experienced in a certain area has created more patterns as they’ve made decisions and assessed the results. That’s why a more experienced person has a greater likelihood of making the right decision.

While pattern matching is innate to individuals, in business it requires a more deliberate effort. It’s not something that most companies do naturally. Business patterns must be discovered. Those that proactively seek out data to help them identify patterns have realized great success in developing products, brands, technologies, services and much more. Companies who come up with the “next big thing” are masters at pattern recognition. They look at existing patterns and develop new patterns in response to them. Take Uber for example. They identified a pattern of negative experiences in the taxi industry — difficulty hailing a cab, inconsistent experiences, dirty cars, unfriendly drivers. Uber took that data and disrupted the industry by creating a new pattern that flipped every negative in the taxi industry. They united the convenience of technology with transportation. Today, Uber is in 632 cities around the world. Pattern matching can also be used to solve a business challenge. It involves breaking a challenge down by analyzing the data behind

Creativity is also a result of pattern recognition. Steve Jobs once said, “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.” He viewed creativity as a person’s ability to connect experiences they’ve had or observed, and synthesize new patterns. It’s about identifying patterns that are often quite different and combining them to create a new pattern. Mark Twain supported Jobs’ concept of creativity when he said, “all ideas are second-hand.” Innovation often comes from using existing ideas, combining them in different ways or modifying them to make new ones. As intuitive as technology is today, no machine has yet to compete with the human brain’s ability to match patterns. Like any muscle that grows stronger with use, the more businesses use pattern matching, the easier it is to detect new patterns that can inform ideas and decisions. Patterns are out there waiting to be discovered. What will they tell your business?


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very year in December we gather about 150 of our employees and do a two-day book study. The idea is to not talk business, but rather to focus on something that we can all benefit from: personal development. Personal development begins with selfawareness. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been my experience that income rarely exceeds personal development. Sometimes income takes a lucky jump, but unless you learn to handle the responsibilities that come with it, it will usually shrink back to the amount you can handle




ach and every year I watch grown men and women break down in tears publicly at this annual company event and then I watch them take big bold steps to improve their relationships with their families, friends and co-workers. This annual book study has done three primary things for my company. It has lowered employee turnover significantly, we have increased interest to work for us, and we have a very strong company culture. A strong culture is about strong relationships. These relationships are the glue that keep our company together. It’s the reason we continue to be one of the top employers in Arizona and in the nation based on various employee polls. When I graduated from school, I honestly believed I was ready for the world. Boy, was I wrong. I was so tired of text books and sitting in classrooms that I didn’t study much for about 10 years after college. What I soon realized is that things were moving fast and I wasn’t. This was mostly because I stopped learning and pushing myself, so in the last 20 years I jumped back into personal development and started with reading books. I never stopped. I am grateful to be able to share some of these books and teachings with my own employees each and every year like the book I recently finished, Big Potential, by Shawn Achor. My company studied his last book, The Happiness Advantage, a few years back so I was familiar with the author and his story. In Big Potential, he says, “In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. By pursuing success in isolation — pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard — we are not just limiting our potential, we are becoming more stressed and disconnected than ever.” This statement defines relationships at their core. What you want is to become a magnet, pulling people toward you and helping them channel their energy toward their big potential. That collective energy will simultaneously provide you with momentum and assistance to reach your goals.

We all know that success doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We spend the first 22 years of our lives being judged and praised for our individual attributes and what we can achieve alone, when for the rest of our lives, our success is almost entirely interconnected with that of others. Our relationships matter. If you know anything about Ray Dalio, you know he is one of the wealthiest men in the world and author of Principles. He says, “While making money is good, having meaningful work and meaningful relationships is far better.” He goes on to say, “There is no amount of money I would take in exchange for a meaningful relationship, because there is nothing I could buy with that money that would be more valuable.” I’ve had the pleasure of hiring hundreds of people over the last 20 years. Like anything that you do repetitively, you gain experience and wisdom with each interview, and over that time I have had some incredible people work for me. I always look at everyone with a great deal of wonder as they share with me their own personal journeys. ISSUE 3 . 2018


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“I started hiring people primarily for their positive attitudes as opposed to just their experience. It has proven to be a formula for success.”

I remember one young kid that I interviewed named Kyle. He stuck out because of his incredible positive attitude. Kyle seemed to be grateful for his personal situation and was truly appreciative of just getting the interview. He looked at the world similarly to the way I did, with wonder and amazement. Looking back now, I can see that my company was just one small chapter in Kyle’s overall journey. He had a plan all along for himself. The truth was I didn’t have a position for Kyle, but I hired him anyway because of his great attitude. I knew that no matter where I put him, he would have success in that role. He wasn’t experienced and he certainly wasn’t qualified. During my interview with Kyle, he shared his personal journey which included his relationships with his family and friends, which he valued. Kyle told me he had plenty of setbacks in his life just like everyone, but he always learned great, valuable lessons from all of

Organization) and YPO (Young Presidents Organization), and I belong to both, have amazing attitudes and value relationships. Money is literally and surprisingly not the primary goal for most successful entrepreneurs. So this is the lesson. How can a young kid with a below average GPA and no experience succeed financially in a dog-eat-dog world of business? Why was it that Kyle was able to start a business with no knowledge or experience and make it successful? What was it

them. He had recently lost his father at the young age of forty-eight and this was obviously a huge loss to a young man. What he chose to focus on was how grateful he was to spend most of his young life with his dad. He literally radiated as he spoke about his father and all their adventures. It should be no surprise that everyone in my company loved Kyle. He always asked what he could do or what he could learn next. Kyle was inquisitive and always asking great questions. From this point on, I started hiring people primarily for their positive attitudes as opposed to just their experience. It has proven to be a formula for success. No one in my company is at all surprised that Kyle went on to be a financial success. Relationships, attitude and money are definitely connected. I have witnessed it personally on hundreds of occasions. Nearly every entrepreneur that I know in both EO (Entrepreneurs

that made people trust Kyle? I believe Kyle has been successful in his life because of the way he treats all of his relationships, and, of course, his positive attitude. His family, his friends and co-workers are all important to him. The not-so-surprising result is that Kyle is important to them, too. In all relationships, there needs to be an equal exchange. You give and you get back. While it may never be exactly equal, the exchange needs to feels equal. My experience is that when someone feels valued, they typically reciprocate and tend to trust. That was over fifteen years ago, and today Kyle is a very successful business owner with many employees. We still keep in touch and when we talk, he continues to be grateful for me hiring him with no experience. His story shows that magical things happen to people that have healthy relationships. Things show up in their lives.


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Altitude // Estates Our attitude defines who we are. It’s impossible to have a positive life with a negative attitude. Unfortunately, for many, managing their attitude is a daily struggle. It’s tough for someone to live life battling negativity and even tougher for those around them. I believe your attitude is shaped largely by the environment and generation into which you were born and your level of self-esteem. Our attitude about any state or condition in our life is always within our power to choose. Attitudes are rooted in one’s own beliefs. They do not form overnight, but rather, throughout the course of one’s life, and they can be modified, if you are aware of them. Attitude is one of the most important factors in helping you get through the highs and lows of life. Since attitude spells how a person copes, whatever perspective you may hold will invariably have an effect in your performance and the way you handle rejection. It can also determine your personal health. It is simple, really. A positive attitude produces much more favorable results while negative attitudes only serve to generate


failure. Remember that a person whose heart is not in what he or she is doing will never be half as productive as someone who has the right attitude. We all have within us the power to respond to any given situation in any way we want regardless of the circumstances. According to a Stanford Research Institute study, the path to success is comprised of 88 percent attitude and only 12 percent education. This doesn’t imply that education is of little importance, but it only goes to show how vital it is to foster the proper attitude in regards to success. Once you have achieved the right attitude, it then becomes much easier for things to just fall into place. I believe that in most cases, people’s attitudes are a result of their own individual self-esteem. However, improving one’s self-esteem is easier said than done. It cannot be improved by just “positive thinking” (although the cultivation of a positive attitude in general will certainly assist the task), and is certainly no overnight job. I like Steven Covey’s suggestion that we can improve our selfesteem by identifying our weaknesses, then setting goals and establishing behavioral patterns which will allow us to eliminate those weaknesses. As Covey says, we build self-worth by “making little promises to ourselves, and then keeping those promises.” JETSETMAG.COM

The great comedian Richard Pryor said, “When you ain’t got no money, you gotta get an attitude.” Now I’m not sure if he meant positive attitude, but you get the point. This is a true statement. It’s funny, too. In order to become wealthy, your attitude and self-worth have to rise along with your net worth. You must feel you deserve to have money, you must never cast yourself as the victim, you must stop settling (for less) or feeling as if you’re just getting by, and you must make the most of what you have. This is a hard concept for many of us to grasp, for most of us feel as if we’re already doing the best we can — but are we, really? Only in the last 25 years or so has the world of mainstream finance begun to acknowledge that attitude and human emotions play a part in our investment decisions. They believe, based on the evidence of years of relevant experience, that your attitude directly affects your financial outcome. I think that Playwright Tennessee Williams said it best: “You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.” One disability in life you can control is a bad attitude, and developing a positive attitude will pay off handsomely.

Ken McElroy is the co-partner of MC Companies, a real estate investment, development and management company located in Scottsdale, Ariz. He is the author of the bestselling books, The ABC’s of Real Estate Investing, The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing, and The ABC’s of Property Management. McElroy is also a contributor for The Real Book of Real Estate by Robert Kiyosaki, and The Midas Touch by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki. McElroy’s fourth book, The Sleeping Giant, is dedicated to the new class of entrepreneurs who are emerging in today’s economy.

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Altitude // Finance

We all know the world is changing. We also know that the rate of change is accelerating. The question is: Are you keeping up with change, or are you being left behind? What if the way to keep up with change… is to slow things down? By Robert Kiyosaki


love my work, and that is the problem. I am the type of person who goes to sleep thinking about work and wakes up thinking about work. Fun is starting my day with a to-do list. My game was to count how many of my to-dos I had completed by the end of my day. Money and success seem to come easy for people who have high-performance to-do lists.

The problem was, I began to notice the more money I made and the greater success I attained, the more irritable I became. I became less patient with other people. I was losing compassion for my fellow human beings, especially those who seemed to be struggling with the changes and challenges life was bringing them. More success meant more stress. More money meant more expensive toys. More success and more money meant more ego.


Finally, my cardiologist said, “If you don’t make changes, more drugs will kill you.” When I asked him what to do, he simply said, “Meditate. Make meditation a life habit, just as brushing your teeth is a life habit.” Of course, I promised I would meditate 30 minutes a day, as he suggested. I now had meditation at the top of my to-do list. The next morning, I got up, sat in a quiet room, and began to meditate. My meditation lasted 30 seconds. I could not shut my mind up. I could not find stillness or peace and quiet. My mind was reading off my to-do list as I attempted to meditate. Soon it was clear that my mind was not going to let me meditate. My mind was not going to let me find the stillness I was seeking. After 30 seconds, I gave up and did not attempt to meditate again for 10 years. During the decade that followed, I became more successful and made much more money, more money than I had ever dreamed of. As you can guess, my ego grew in proportion to my wealth. Rather than drive a Ferrari, I now wanted the most exclusive, expensive, limited-edition Ferrari. I got angry at the Ferrari dealer for not offering me the latest and greatest Ferrari first, so I took my business to a Ferrari dealer in California, a dealer who did a better job at feeding my ego and making me feel “special.” JETSETMAG.COM

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If a person is stressed, not happy, and not at peace, more medicine or drugs cannot fix that.â&#x20AC;? - Hal Elrod, Author of Miracle Morning

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Altitude // Finance “Small wonder people are emotionally bipolar, more irritable — and afraid of becoming poorer, not richer.” - robert kiyosaki


At the same time, I noticed the world going nuts … stressed out like I was. Kids were walking into schools and killing kids with semi-automatic military-grade weapons. When Donald Trump won the U.S. Presidential election and Hillary Clinton lost, the world went “bipolar” — schizophrenic spewing of nothing but hate for both candidates. Our news went bipolar, too — pro-Trump or antiTrump — no longer reporting the real and more important news. The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank no longer asked the U.S. Government for permission to print money … aka QE, Quantitative Easing. The “New Normal” means the Fed has more power than the U.S. Government, printing $4.5 trillion. And they did it without asking the taxpayers if it was OK to increase the national debt, which is debt that taxpayers and their kids will shoulder for generations. QE, the New Normal, is a way to save friends of The Fed at the Big Six Banks. At the same time, QE — printing fake money — is destroying the real value of money for real people. The fake money that QE creates destroys the income, savings and retirements of real people by lowering interest rates to near zero and blowing the real estate and stock and bond markets into bubbles ready to burst. The New Normal means the number one income-generating asset for the U.S. Government is student loan debt, the worst debt of all. Today, the student loan default rate is nearly 20 percent. When a student defaults on student loan debt, most will have their credit rating ruined for life. Making matters worse, many of the students who do graduate are not prepared for the real world, a world where AI, artificial intelligence, is taking more and more jobs, not only in the United States but all over the world. JETSETMAG.COM

Small wonder people are stressed out, working harder, emotionally bipolar, more irritable — and afraid of becoming poorer, not richer, as the world accelerates into the future. About five years ago, I did a talk for a group of young entrepreneurs on my favorite subject: money, business and investing. After my presentation, a young man in the audience introduced himself and handed me a copy of his book. His name was Hal Elrod and his book was titled Miracle Morning. As a younger man, Hal was in a near-fatal car-motorcycle accident. He was on the motorcycle. His book, Miracle Morning, is about the process he used to repair and rebuild himself … physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Miracle Morning was saying the same things my cardiologist had been trying to get into my thick head. Before starting my todo list routine, I would start with 30 minutes of meditation, read a spiritually uplifting book for 10 minutes, do light exercise for 10 minutes and write positive thoughts in a journal for 10 minutes. Of course, for me, the problem was the meditation. So, I put Miracle Morning aside and went back to my to-do list morning ritual — and made even more money. About three years ago, I was sued for the third time in my life. I was never sued when I was poor, but after I got rich, the lawsuits followed. As anyone who has been in a lawsuit knows, it does not matter if you are innocent or guilty. All someone has to do is accuse you and you are guilty. Defending yourself in court is expensive, emotional and time consuming. You are not in court to prove your guilt or innocence, but to “settle,” which only means how much the person who has money will have to pay.

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Altitude // Finance “The Miracle Morning and Holosync processes have made me more creative and more clear mentally.” - robert kiyosaki One good thing about being poor is that people don’t sue poor people. My concern is that, as the world grows more bipolar and the gap between rich and poor widens, law suits will increase. If you are rich or plan on becoming rich, hire an attorney to protect your assets today, not tomorrow. Keep nothing in your own name. As I sat at my desk, head in my hands, wondering why I was being sued again, I saw another book. It was sitting on my desk, put there by someone on my staff. The book was The Holosync Solution from the Centerpointe Research Institute. It was the perfect book, at the perfect time, because the book explained in simple language a meditation process that fit my cardiologist’s advice, the Miracle Morning process and my personal logic system. I ordered the program from and began meditating, finally, even with my mind screaming my to-do list as I meditated. I am not endorsing, recommending or suggesting you purchase and use the Holosync method of meditation. There are many meditation processes, and many are free. I am only saying that it is the system I use and that works for me. It works because I am both Asian and Western, and the Western scientific logic incorporated in an ancient Eastern meditation process works for me. The program states that it takes about two years for the Holosync process to begin to show results, so I trusted and used the process for two years before I began to notice real changes. Today, I still have problems. We all have problems. I still have my to-do list. The difference is that I start my day with the Miracle Morning process, and then I begin my to-do list. That one hour before starting my day has made a magical difference in my life. The differences I see are many. My cardiologist is happier because I am healthier without the need for more prescription drugs.



As he has said, “If a person is stressed, not happy, and not at peace, more medicine or drugs cannot fix that.” And I am happier. I was always pretty happy because I love what I do. Now I am happier doing what I love. And I am richer, because I am healthier and happier. The Miracle Morning and Holosync processes have made me more creative, more clear mentally and calmer in my communications to staff and customers. So, even though the world seems to be growing a bit more nuts, more bipolar every day, I do not have to be sucked into the global, swirling insanity. One great thing about meditation, studying spiritual books and journaling happy thoughts — before starting my to-do list, before listening to the stock market reports and before reading my financial books — is I can step back and choose to participate or not participate in the world’s insanity. Today I spend more time looking at the trees, flowers, birds, and rabbits than watching CNN and Fox attack or defend President Trump. The world is just the world. There is a lot of change, both good and bad, going on … with or without me. Rather than change the world, I’ve learned that all I need to do is change me. I work on my mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being every day — before I go to work.

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.

Altitude // Inspire



f you are like most people, you have probably experienced moments when you have felt extremely frustrated while trying to effectively communicate within one of your intimate personal or professional relationships. This could be with your spouse, your partner, your ex, your children, your executive team member, your manager, your employee, your vendor or your customer. Or it could be with your friend.




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Altitude // Inspire Relationship miscommunications can certainly be disheartening and definitely distracting and/or time consuming. If this form of miscommunication has happened repeatedly or is happening more frequently than you want to endure, then the following words could shed some inner light on your outer dilemma. Every individual you interact with will live their day-to-day lives according to what they perceive in that moment to be their most important set of values or priorities. Each perception, decision and action they will make or take will be based upon whatever they believe will give them the greatest advantage or the greatest benefits based on what they value most. To expect another individual to live according to your highest values and not their own will be foolish, frustrating and certainly futile. No individual can consistently and persistently attempt to live outside their own set or hierarchy of values. If you project your highest values onto them, you will probably end up becoming angry and aggressive, feeling betrayed and bitter, critical and challenging and despaired and depressed. It is not that they are doing anything wrong. You are simply unrealistically expecting them to act in a manner that is improbable — that is, act according to your highest values and not their own.


Other individuals are not going to be as committed or dedicated to your values as you are. Although, when they are initially infatuated with you and put you on a pedestal, they may transiently attempt to be. But they are ultimately committed to their own fulfilment of what they value most. You may be saying inwardly, “but wait a moment. They promised... They should... They are supposed to... “Such imperative ideals are exactly what they are: social idealisms that generally overlook the true nature of human behavior. Any time another individual appears to be temporarily committed to your fulfillment, it is because it is also helping them fulfill what is most important to them at that moment. If they perceive that doing what you feel is most important helps them fulfill what they feel is most important, the relationship and the communication seems to go smoothly. But when you exaggerate your self-importance and feel superior to the individual you are attempting to communicate with, you will tend to project your highest values down onto them. In other words, if you believe that your highest values are more important than theirs, you will become ‘self-righteous’ and will begin to think that you have more to offer than they do. That is, you believe you are more intelligent, more successful, more wealthy, more experienced, more JETSETMAG.COM

“Every individual you interact with just wants to be loved and appreciated for who they are.” - Dr. Demartini influential, more attractive, or more inspired. You will tend to talk down to them, carelessly, because you care less about their highest values than your own. You will think you are right, because you think your values are more important than theirs! And so you will expect them to live according to your highest values and not their own. However, they won’t do this! They will do what every human being does: make their decisions according to their own highest values. The instant you project your unrealistic expectations onto them, you will probably begin to feel betrayed by how they are failing to meet those unrealistic expectations. Yet the other individual never actually betrayed you. You betrayed yourself by expecting them to live according to your highest values and not their own. These unrealistic expectations can result in anger and aggression, feelings of betrayal and bitterness, despair and depression, a desire to escape, frustration and futility... all of which make it challenging to effectively communicate and relate.


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Altitude // Inspire On the other hand, when you minimize your own selfimportance and feel inferior to the individual you are attempting to communicate with, you will tend to project their highest values down into you. And you will wrongly begin to think that you have less to offer than they do. You will tend to talk up to them, carefully, and even walk on egg shells because you temporarily care more about their highest values than your own and you will think they are right! And you will expect yourself to attempt to live according to their highest values and not your own. However, you won’t be able to sustain this! You will eventually do what every human being does: make decisions according to your own highest values. The instant you project their unrealistic expectations onto you, you will probably begin to feel you are betraying them by failing to meet their expectations. Yet you never actually betrayed them. You betrayed yourself by expecting to live according to their highest values and not your own. Again, placing these unrealistic expectations upon yourself can result in negative emotions, like those who project their unrealistic expectations on others experience. When you neither exaggerate, nor minimize, your selfimportance and feel neither superior nor inferior to the individual you are attempting to communicate with and reach a state of equanimity, you will tend to communicate effectively and ‘heartfully’ with reflective awareness and expression. If you are married, this approach is the one that keeps the wedding ring on the finger. It creates an equitable, sustainable fair exchange and a more lasting relationship dynamic where you both feel appreciated and loved. Every individual you interact with just wants to be loved and appreciated for who they are. And who they are, their identity, revolves around their highest values, which are the key to their most meaningful, fulfilling and purposeful expression or state of being. The same holds true for you. By determining what another individual’s top three highest values are, and by determining what your own top three highest values are, you will then have the means to communicate effectively between each other. By linking your top three values with theirs, you will enhance the communication experience and create a more enduring dialogue. Ask yourself the following two questions and answer them repeatedly 25 times with different and meaningful answers for each of your top three values and theirs.



Two Questions “How, specifically, is what is most important to them — their top three highest values or priorities — helping you fulfill what is most important to you — your top three highest values or priorities?” Then “How, specifically, is what is most important to you — your top three highest values or priorities — helping them fulfill what is most important to them — their top three highest values or priorities?” If you cannot see how what they are dedicated to is helping you fulfill what you are dedicated to, you will want to change or fix them. If they cannot see how what you are dedicated to is helping them fulfill what they are dedicated to, they will want to change or fix you. No one wants to be changed or fixed; they only want to be loved and appreciated. The greater the number of connections or links you can make between your highest values and theirs, the greater your communication with them will be. I encourage you to make well over a hundred. When you value yourself and others equally, you create a respectful equity position with your relationships and reduce the probability of having frustrating miscommunications. And when you help other individuals fulfill what they would love most, they will help you fulfill what you would love most. 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

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Altitude // Feature Finance Profile

America’s Wingman By Si Si Penaloza


qual parts rakish rogue and boyish wonder, Chris Pratt is a star for the here and now. If smooth talking Tom Cruise was the embodiment of late 80s bravado and hubris, bumbling Pratt presents as the counterpart for our current zeitgeist. A golden retriever of a movie star that we can all agree on, at a time when consensus in the national dialogue seems impossible.


Pratt pulled off the ultimate transformation meme in a mere two years — from oafish sitcom chubster to the most bankable movie star in the biz. Indeed, his proprietary brand of plucky affability seems to transcend cultural divides. His leading man aplomb in Jurassic World helped the raptor flick roar into the biggest opening weekend in movie history. By the numbers, Pratt is a juggernaut at making top-grossing pictures. After Guardians, which grossed nearly $775 million worldwide, he scored even bigger with Jurassic World, which banked $1.67 billion worldwide. Among a small cohort of superstars who can cherry pick projects; Pratt is the 1% of the A-List 1%. Make no mistake, 2018 marked the summer of Chris Pratt, the king of popcorn blockbusters. Starring in both the Marvel odyssey and the dinosaur sequel means that no matter who takes in a higher gross, Avengers versus Jurassic World, Pratt stands victorious either way. Since 2014, his films have made over $3 billion worldwide, more than the titles starring Robert Downey Jr. or Jennifer Lawrence over that time frame. While Pratt is the hottest property in Hollywood right now, he seemingly doesn’t harbor even an ounce of Tinseltown vanity. An antidote to the preening likes of millennial celebs, this dude seems truly humbled by it all, a far cry from the faux modesty perfected by more cunning peers. Perhaps gaining global recognition only now, well into his late 30s, has served him well. A bacon, cheddar and jalapeños kind of guy, Pratt comes by his signature, wide-eyed golly gee earnestly. His mom still works as a supermarket meat packer and has for over 25 years. Pratt’s origin story is as boggling as that of a Marvel hero. The Washington state native dropped out of college at 19, migrating to JETSETMAG.COM

the warm shores of Maui, living out of his van and occasionally a tent. As if scripted for talk shows, actress Rae Dawn Chong is credited with discovering the beach bum while he was working at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, of all places. Over the next decade, he logged primetime comedic cred on Parks and Recreation, and theatrically in Bride Wars and The Five-Year Engagement. No one did optimistic man-child or deadpan wiseass better. It wasn’t until he got jacked enough to play a Navy SEAL in Zero Dark Thirty that Pratt began to shake his on-screen doofus persona. One buff selfie “reveal” as a guest on Conan sealed the deal. From doughy boy-next-door to divinely chiseled jock who can deadlift 320 pounds, Pratt is the first to poke fun at his newfound fame. His Instagram is an endearing gift, a moveable feast of intimate video clips; we swoon voyeuristically as he french braids hair or frolics with newborn lamb on his San Juan Islands farm off the coast of Seattle. Even the most alpha of males gleefully admit to having a man crush on this guy; he’s the grateful “rescue dog” America loves to love. Given such dizzying momentum, what’s next for the megastar? On top of the next Lego Movie installment and Avengers follow up to Infinity War set for May 2019, Pratt’s Cowboy Ninja Viking just inked a splashy release date: June 28th, 2019 — the weekend before the 4th of July. We may be looking at a sequel to the Summer of Pratt should the graphic novel adaptation resonate with fans. The story follows the transformation of a patient suffering from multiple personality disorder into a super-soldier. Pratt has been trying to get A.J.Libman’s cult comic made since 2014, and now he’ll be producing it with Universal Pictures, the studio behind Jurassic World. With three solid franchises on the go, the only way is up for America’s wingman.

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Altitude // Miss Jetset

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Dancer, Actress and World Traveler Lara Sebastian Named Miss Jetset 2018


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ara Sebastian calls Los Angeles home, but rarely will you find her among stereotypical Angelenos sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Ringing true to the title of Miss Jetset 2018, Laraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playgrounds are of the more exotic type â&#x20AC;&#x201D; exciting tropical and far-flung beaches and hot spots around the world. The latest and greatest installment of the contest, which has become a social media sensation in itself, could not have found a more deserving and fitting winner. In fact, you could say this dancer and actress, who continuously divides her time crisscrossing the globe for work, leisure and auditions, is straight out of central casting for the role of Miss Jetset. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worldly, strikingly beautiful and has logged more miles on private aircraft than a lot of seasoned pilots.

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Altitude // Miss Jetset Lara entered the competition with a strong social media following, and because she’s become a digital celebrity due in part to her modeling and creative videos, she was well aware of the Miss Jetset competition. “I had first heard about the contest from my Instagram followers and saw that it would fill up my feed and explore page during the submission process,” explains Lara. “Feeling that this was something very prominent and fun, I decided to take a shot at becoming a part of this awesome opportunity.” As someone who enjoys all forms of competition, Lara has also recently discovered a passion for playing poker and is intensely dedicated to her development. She spends countless hours studying the craft and is optimistic about taking over the poker world in the next year. “I wanted to challenge myself at the highest level and the fact that poker is a heavily male-dominated industry only fuels my fire,” Lara says with a smile. When I interviewed our new Miss Jetset for this story, she was doing what she typically does between two to three weeks out of every month — traveling. This time it was to the United States Virgin Islands, a place of paradise she visits frequently, as she and her boyfriend share a house there. Lara says that her bags are always packed, personifying the Jetset lifestyle in every conceivable way, and she understands how fortunate she is to be able to visit exciting locales on private planes. “It is a big commitment to travel all over the world, but it’s something that I thoroughly enjoy, meeting new people and experiencing other cultures. Exploring the world has always been one of my life’s major goals and I’m beyond lucky to voyage in style.”

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- Lara Sebastian, Miss Jetset

Apart from traveling, another of Lara’s leading goals is to continue pursuing her dance and acting career. When she’s not in the air or on foreign soil, she’s keeping her schedule open for training and auditions. Starting from a young age, Lara fell in love with the art of dancing and began to take her talent seriously while she was living as a child in Calgary, Canada. With a desire and passion to seek out bigger stages, she moved to Vancouver after finishing high school and became part of a principal dance company. Soon after, Lara made the next logical step of moving to LA where she could audition for major artists, commercials, film and TV. “I knew that I had made the right decision to live in LA when I appeared on Dancing with the Stars, performing live to an audience of millions,” Lara recalls. “The adrenaline rush when I hit that stage felt like magic and I am very proud to have been part of such an amazing show.” The cash and prizes for winning the Miss Jetset competition are staggering and enticing. With over $100,000 in financial incentives waiting for the winner, it’s a potential life-changing victory for most women. However, apart from money, the exposure offers a tremendous spotlight that will shine for someone like Lara, who graces the cover of this commemorative issue with significance and poise. “Winning Miss Jetset is going to give me a great platform and expand opportunities to push through all of my dance and modeling endeavors,” Lara says. “I still have so much ambition as a professional

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dancer and performer, and I also have a lot of personal dreams of traveling to places I have yet to discover.” A look inside Lara’s well-worn passport shows stamps from Canada, Italy, France, Spain, Russia, Thailand, Bali, St. Barts and more, and this was just from the past year alone! A self-confessed, experienced and well-documented foodie, Lara makes it a point to enjoy the cuisines of each country and culture she visits. “When I travel I want to enjoy myself. I am a big foodie, so I have to counterbalance exercise with the great food that I eat. It is essential that I work out at least five times per week and keep my body in healthy shape. I’m for sure not going to skip drinking wine and eating bread on my journeys, so exercise is a must for me.” For the next year, Lara is going to be living an even more exciting life as our Miss Jetset 2018. With her new title and platform, she aspires to use it for favorable causes. “I just want to have a positive impact and become involved with charity work,” states Lara. “First up, I plan to share a portion of my winnings with a charity that is near and dear to my heart.” Congratulations Lara Sebastian, our reigning Miss Jetset 2018! An extraordinary, thrilling and unforgettable year is just about ready for takeoff, so come on board! ISSUE 3 . 2018


Lara Sebastian

Emily Guglielmo

Shelley Jane

Brette Powers

Mishela Gutierrez

Abigail W.

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Alberta Zemyra Rollins

Alina B.

Alix Lovell

Alize Marrero

Amber Martinez

Andrenece Wilson

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Bonnie Mercado

Brie Crenshaw

Brittany Knouse

Candy Rose

Carly Ackley

Celestine Osei Tutu

Chelsea Skinner

Cheryl Norman

Christi Cook

Christy-Anne Lopez

Elisa Armetta

Elizabeth Chevalier

Emily Parish

Emily Spaulding

Erica Simonson

Erin Marie

Esther Vargas

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Gentille Chhun

Grace Yan

Haleh Saberi

Haylee Hendricks

Heather Reed

Heloine Moreno

Isadora Simone Cardoso

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Jessica Kisiel

Jessica Nicholson

Jessica Padilla Pennington

Jessica Rei

Jessica Shea

Jessy Felix

Johanna Godinez

Julie Xander

Kanika Batra

Kara Smith

Karishma Shetty

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Joey Courtney

Ashley Perkins

Denisa Coca


Alexandra Danielle

Keela Green

Kelsea Eskew

Kenya Gossett

Kiara Moore

Kimberly Grice

Kitty Bedard

Kizzy Fialho

Kourtney Reppert

Kristie Sparks

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JetSuiteX Joins Forces with ACI Jet to Improve Air Travel By Jamie Wilson


irline travel. The very term usually conjures up a flashback of a weary travel experience. The wasteful requirement to show up at the airport well in advance, the indignity of security screening — a necessity but nonetheless painful — and interminable waiting in long lines. Once onboard, you are shoehorned next to another passenger (or two), with knees tucked carefully under your chin as if auditioning for Cirque du Soleil, and then treated slightly better than cargo for the duration of your flight. For many, this is more than an inconvenience — it is the travel equivalent of dental surgery without anesthesia. However, there is a far more appealing, comfortable and forwardthinking option. JetSuiteX, launched in April 2016, offers an experience unlike any other in the marketplace of air travel. It’s a “public charter” service that provides customers with the ease and convenience of traveling on a charter flight at the cost of flying a commercial airline. By design, the spacious interiors of the JetSuiteX Embraer EMB-135 aircraft offer only 30 comfortable leather seats with business class legroom —a far cry from the 50 or so seats airlines cram into the same space. This is a place where one can truly relax —or get that last little bit of work done without being a contortionist. When the time came to choose an FBO to team with to launch service at Santa Ana’s John Wayne Airport (SNA), JetSuiteX partnered with California-based ACI Jet. Since opening at SNA, ACI Jet has been a leader in providing an exceptional experience for the aviation community of the greater Orange County area. ACI Jet’s newly-renovated private FBO terminal allows passengers to go from parking to departure in just 15 minutes — all while maintaining the highest levels of safety and security. Rather than parking at the crowded airport garage and lugging baggage



around, JetSuiteX customers can valet their car and walk in to a seamless check-in process before relaxing at ACI Jet’s FBO. Spacious and filled with every creature comfort and complimentary beverage and snack imaginable, ACI Jet’s FBO is ideally suited for JetSuiteX’s unique business model that touts passenger comfort, productivity and efficiency. “JetSuiteX is a revolutionary product that is centered around delivering an outstanding airport experience, and we believe that the environment at ACI Jet matches the vision we have for changing aviation,” says Rachel Porges, VP of Marketing, Sales & Product Development for JetSuiteX. “JetSuiteX has become known for innovation and service, so it’s a natural fit to partner with a company like ACI Jet, which demonstrates those same values every day.” JetSuiteX was “cleared for departure” from Santa Ana’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on June 5, and now offers multiple flights per day to Las Vegas. Potential future destinations include regions currently in the JetSuiteX network and beyond.

About ACI Jet ACI Jet is a leading California-based business and private aviation service company, enabling aircraft owners and operators the freedom to focus on their businesses rather than their travel accommodations. Organically grown, from a single aircraft operation to a multi-base fleet operator, and privately owned since its founding, ACI Jet is the premier provider of aircraft ground support services, maintenance and inspections, full-service aircraft management and private jet charter services on the West Coast. More information can be found by visiting us online at

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ale Mai`a #9, set in a prime location overlooking the 9th & 18th fairways of the Kohanaiki golf club, benefits from spectacular sunset and ocean views and is within walking distance of the key amenities of the Kohanaiki Club. Designed by Sunnland Architects, the home features vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows for lots of light and pocketing sliding glass doors that open to expansive lanais and beautifully landscaped grounds. It offers elegant living within a casual atmosphere distinctly identified by world-class service and vibrant surroundings. Exquisitely furnished by Ownby Design, the Hale has 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in the main house and has a separate Guest Hale with 1 bedroom, 1 bath and a private swimming pool and spa. Each Hale



Mai`a has a private enclosed garage with storage closet and space for a large luxury automobile and golf cart. The Kohanaiki Club is an equity club and Membership is offered by invitation only. Hale Mai`a #9 | 4 Bedrooms, 4½ Baths | MLS#619049 | $3,775,000

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enowned Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille has released its latest work of art in the form of an absolutely brilliant timepiece for women. Recently unveiled in Paris and dubbed the RM 71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman, the model marks a new milestone in the brand’s rich history with designs envisioned by Cécile Guenat, the company’s Ladies’ Collection Director. The RM 71-01 is available in ten breathtaking dial and gem-set case variations, each of which is a unique work of art adorned with mother-of-pearl, onyx, diamond, and black sapphire. The model also features the brand’s first-ever, in-house automatic tourbillon movement. Even more impressive, the movement has been manufactured almost entirely of grade 5 titanium that reduces weight while still providing the durability and quality consumers have come to expect from the exquisite watchmaker. Produced in an extremely limited run of only 5 units each of the 10 variations, and with an estimated price tag just north of $450,000 USD, this is one timepiece worthy of adorning even the most royal of wrists.



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295ʼ/90m Royal Huisman Schooner 2004 ATHENA*

230ʼ/70m Lurssen 2007/2016 SAINT NICOLAS*

for Sale & Charter

for Sale & Charter

205ʼ/63m Codecasa 2003 APOGEE*

199ʼ/60m A&R 2012 EXCELLENCE V*


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180ʼ/55m Heesen 2011 QUITE ESSENTIAL*

173ʼ/53m Oceanco 2000 SUNRISE*

for Sale & Charter

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171ʼ/52m Amels 2004/2016 NITA K II*

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223ʼ/68m Nobiskrug 2010 SYCARA V*

218ʼ/66m ISA 2014 OKTO*

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190ʼ/58m A&R 2007 LADY SHERIDAN*

188ʼ/57m Feadship 1986/2016 MINDERELLA


for Sale

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161ʼ/49m Feadship 1990/2015 MQ2*

147ʼ/45m Sunrise 2014 ATOMIC*

140ʼ/43m Cantieri Di Pisa 2002/2017 ELEMENT*

for Sale & Charter

for Sale

for Sale

130ʼ/40m Westport 2001/2016 ENDLESS SUMMER

125ʼ/38m Benetti 2015 IRON MAN*

110ʼ/34m Feadship 1987/2016 CASUAL WATER

for Sale

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for Sale

102ʼ/31m Oceanfast 1989/2011 AP

85ʼ/26m Vicem 2006 ESSENCE OF CAYMAN*

55ʼ/15m Hinckley 2007 FORE ACES

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The choices extend as far as your imagination.


ne of the great things about luxury estates is that they are as individual as their owners. And the process of narrowing down your choices can be an enjoyable adventure. Since the possibilities are virtually endless, we’ve put together a collection of prime properties for you to consider. This is a great place to begin your search, because you’ll find plenty of properties in the following pages to inspire you.


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In the heart of the Nation’s Capital, an extraordinary opportunity to reside in Kalorama: home to Ambassadors, former Presidents, and celebrities. This residence showcases a handsome traditional facade, gently transitioning to extraordinary modern finishes inside. Natural light showers ideal interior entertaining spaces while maximizing an irresistible indoor-outdoor flow to magnificent landscaped gardens. Enjoy a stylish, urban lifestyle with this home only steps from fine dining, shops, and museums.

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Upon entry, one absorbs every detail of this gorgeously appointed, custom-built home. A massive handmade oak door (reclaimed Oak from property!) welcomes you home. This stunning residence seamlessly combines elegance and nature. Gorgeously sited overlooking Zachary Taylor Nature Area, all four levels are afforded views of wildlife and nature. Within easy distance of downtown DC, and offering 7,000+ sq ft of living space, this home is the perfect backdrop for the story of your life.

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“TREAT EVERYONE LIKE THEY ARE SOMEONE.” ............................................................................................................................................ Whether they’re in Hong Kong, England, Spain or Toronto, Grace Yan’s clients turn to her to help their businesses grow. An expert in commercial real estate, her hard work, extensive international and legal experience, along with the belief that every client on every level be treated with respect, has earned her an exceptionally loyal following. “My goal is to help more people grow their business, whether they want bigger commercial space, more locations or more investment properties around the world.” “As a woman in business, especially in commercial real estate where there are so few women, I believe in treating everyone with equal respect.” A dedicated fitness enthusiast, AFLCA Fitness Instructor, as well as an accomplished pianist and artist, Grace’s wide-

ranging interests and passion for meeting people give her a unique ability to put people at ease. “My highest priority is that my clients have complete satisfaction. It’s not just a goal—it’s a promise to everyone I have the privilege of working with.” A philanthropist who donates to and works with many charitable organizations, Grace works diligently to pave a smooth journey for every one of her clients in their quest to own real estate. Grace Yan was selected as one of the Distinctive Women of Canada 2016/2017, nominated for Miss Jetset 2016/2017, and voted Miss Jetset International 2018. She is a Top Realtor with Coldwell Banker Commercial M.C., and is regularly featured on MSN and in many national and international publications.

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Final Descent // Events JULY 20 – 29, 2018 FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY Napa, CA Napa’s most acclaimed festival, Festival Napa Valley, attracts over 10,000 people each year for over 10 days of events that celebrate wine culture. Blending the beauty and bounty of Napa Valley with the very finest performing arts, the festival pairs world-class performances with culinary and wine pursuits staged in iconic wine country settings. More than 200 artists, wineries, resorts, theaters, restaurants and vintners participate each year.

AUGUST 2 – 6, 2018 SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre - Australia

The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere. It first ran in 1968 and since then has played host to over three million visitors who arrive to be entertained, educated and inspired by this wonderful pastime enjoyed by millions each year. SIBS offers more than 220 exhibitors across two venues and more than 266,900 square feet of undercover hall space, full of exhibits. Return home with memories to last a lifetime.

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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. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world.

The US Open bears little resemblance to the tournament started in 1881. It has evolved from an exclusive men’s singles and doubles tournament in Newport, Rhode Island, to a two-week sports and entertainment extravaganza held in Flushing, N.Y. More than 700,000 fans enter the gates annually at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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Final Descent // Events SEPTEMBER 18 – 23, 2018 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 to 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 FedEx Cup and to determine the PGA TOUR’s season-long champion.


Paris Fashion Week has been a Mecca for the “fash” pack, and naturally these fabulous people need fabulous parties. As well as all the serious work (runway events and trade shows), PFW is also a great excuse for grand openings, promotional events and lavish celebrity-studded parties thrown by anyone who’s anyone. Paris, being one of the cultural metropolises of the fashion world, has no shortage of experience in throwing big parties or a lack of luxurious party locations.

The Toronto International Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 6 – 16, 2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Toronto, Ontario 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 and grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. As a premier cultural institution, TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world.

SEPTEMBER 26 – 29, 2018 THE MONACO YACHT SHOW Port Hercules, Monaco

This annual, one-of-a-kind, event is a hub of international superyacht business with billionaires and industry leaders from around the globe. Awards, business lunches, gala dinners and cocktail parties are some of the many events organized on board the yachts, at the stands, or in the Principality’s top hotels. MYS curates the exhibition of extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s most respected shipyards.

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SEPTEMBER 27 – 30, 2018 TELLURIDE FESTIVAL OF CARS AND COLORS Telluride and Mountain Village Set among the canyons of the San Juan Mountains, Cars and Colors is placed against the spectacular backdrop of the area’s September fall foliage. Throughout the span of four days, vintage, exotic, and highend restoration vehicles are showcased throughout town. Classic and vintage motorcycles or airplanes more your taste? They’ve got those too. With four distinct Concours venues, there is something cool for everyone.

SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 2, 2018 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 31 – NOVEMBER 4, 2018 FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Fort Lauderdale, FL FLIBS is the largest gathering of in-water boats on earth and attracts boating enthusiasts young and old from all over the country. Every year, the show exhibits a vast array of the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, this show has something for everyone.

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ucked into the ruggedly serene Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Big Cedar Lodge is a remote haven of natural beauty, overlooking the pristine 43,000-acre Table Rock Lake. With genuine Ozarks hospitality and unmatched attention-to-detail, this premier wilderness resort has received numerous awards including being named the number one resort in the Midwest by Travel and Leisure magazine for three consecutive years. The resort features a collection of lodges, cottages and cabins rooted in rustic elegance and complete with all of the modern comforts and amenities. Beyond the allure of your accommodation, Big Cedar is home to numerous world-class restaurants and attractions like an 18,000-square-foot spa, championship golf and dynamic land and water adventures including hiking, bass fishing, water skiing and much more. Whether you are looking for an adventurous outing or a relaxing retreat, Big Cedar Lodge is your perfect getaway. Call or visit the website today to book your stay.

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Jetset Magazine - Issue 3, 2018  

Cover: Miss Jetset 2018: Lara Sebastian - Jetset Magazine, and digital content, is a luxury mainstay created only for the most elite and pre...

Jetset Magazine - Issue 3, 2018  

Cover: Miss Jetset 2018: Lara Sebastian - Jetset Magazine, and digital content, is a luxury mainstay created only for the most elite and pre...