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Cosmetic Smile Land’s End uncovered G-20 Summit MIGHT be coming to Cabo LIFESTYLE publications


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Welcome to the LIFESTYLE Magazine Here, you’ll find great tips for your Cabo vacation, as well as advice regarding villa rentals, activities and services you can’t miss while visiting our sunny shores. In this issue, we talk about the the G-20 Summit coming to Mexico, our favorite artist Yandi Monardo, Flying private to Cabo & our ongoing specials. LIFESTYLE is Los Cabo’s most comprehensive Concierge & LIFESTYLE Management Company. Created to offer one of a kind personalized luxury experiences, LIFESTYLE ensures that you live the lifestyle you deserve while in Los Cabos. The first destination club management company in the area & possibly in the industry, today LIFESTYLE has redefined the concept of turn key services. Our in-house work force has over a decade of experience in the hospitality & management industry, offering our clients something more than just attention to detail and highly personalized service; they ensure peace of mind while in Los Cabos. LIFESTYLE Villas a division of LIFESTYLE, is a carefully handpicked selection of stunning beachfront, ocean & golf view villas and condominiums in Los Cabos’ most prestigious developments. Where LIFESTYLE Villas differs from many other villa rental companies is that each LIFESTYLE Villas is managed by LIFESTYLE and have been standardized. We have high thread count linens, bathrooms, safes, VOIP, wireless internet, fully stocked kitchens ready for you or your chef to prepare any meal. Another differentiating factor is that we include many services when renting directly with us, which include: • Pre-arrival destination planning • Pre-arrival grocery shopping & stocking (groceries billed prior to departure) • One arrival airport to villa private transportation in luxury late model SUV • Arrival welcome cocktails & appetizer • Meet & greet by your LIFESTYLE concierge who is on call during your stay • Breakfast prepared fresh in your villa the first morning (groceries not included) • Daily housekeeping (except Sundays & Holidays) • L’Occitane toiletries • Daily hand delivery of NY Times fax We hope you enjoy our magazine and we look forward to working with you & providing an unforgettable experience that leaves you longing for your return.

Sincerely,

Alejandro (Ali) Ordonez & Sheri Ordonez

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This year we introduced art work by Yandi Monardo in a small selection of our villas, in an effort to showcase local talent and slowly incorporate a Geo Cultural experience for our guests & home owners. We chose Yandi’s series of work as his pieces have local inspirations & on some paintings he actually used clay gathered from the Miraflores region. All his artwork is for sale & the following are some samples.

For more information about Yandi’s work as well as his workshops, you can contact him directly. For our guests in residence, we can schedule a meeting with the artist so he can explain his work & inspiration. E-mail: yandimonardo@yahoo.com.mx Mobile: (624) 174-4145 Web: www.monardoyandi.com


cabo art FeStIVal End the week with some culture. Visit Plaza Amelia Wilkes (Cabo’s Town Square) across from one of our favorite restaurants DOC Wine Bar & Mi Casa Restaurant. Starts at 6pm until 9pm. As always, many artists will be there doing their stuff and selling their art.

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President Felipe CalderÓn visits Los Cabos

President Felipe Calderon & Governor Marcos Covarrubias visit a local school to kick start a new “personal I.D.” program that is being implemented for all Mexican children. He also inaugurated a Hospital and lastly attended a meeting with the Private Sector to announce that he is pushing for the G 20 to be hosted in Los Cabos in October 2012 This past summer we had the honor of having our president FELIPE CALDERON visit our state. On this trip, he visited school children to announce a new system for ” Personal I.D.” cards that is being implemented for all national children between the ages of 4 – 17 years old. He also inaugurated a new hospital in San Jose del Cabo “Juan María de Salvatierra” & then went off to a luncheon meeting with State officials & the local business and developer sector. This meeting was held in a resort along the corridor, where security was very tight & well orchestrated. The President officially announced that Mexico will host the 2012 G20 summit for the first time ever & that he is personally naming Los Cabos as his personal choice to host this very important and influential

meeting. He officially announced that a convention center will be built if Los Cabos is chosen as the host of this sought after summit. The Municipality has already donated a piece of land for the future convention center where many meetings will take place. The President stated that Los Cabos fits all of the criteria necessary which include: a safe destination, high standard service tourism based service providers, good infrastructure & between 8-10,000 high standard hotel rooms. The President was in a great mood, joking & speaking frankly with the attendees of the meeting. Everyone left the meeting with a true sentiment of hope & excitement to know that Los Cabos is a top contender for this important world summit. Not only will it

help economically, but it will help combat the overwhelming negative & misleading press that confuses travelers about the general safety in Mexico. The President also commented that the new proposed highway between San Jose del Cabo & Cabo San Lucas is a go, as all entitlements & zoning have been authorized. There’s a little more red tape to go through, but that project is a go. Gracias Señor Presidente por su visita y por creer en nosotros, sus palabras nos han llenado de esperanza. Estamos orgullosos en saber que usted ama y cree en nuestro destino y en el futuro de nuestro estado. Cuente con todo el apoyo sincero de nuestra parte y de la comunidad de Los Cabos.


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SEPTEMBER 16th Independence Day

OCTOBER 11th PUERTO LOS CABOS WORLD CUP, GOLF TOURNAMENTS 11 - 15th Annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

Events held in Cabo San Lucas. http://www.loscabosbillfishtournament.com

12th Todos Santos Fair and Festivals

Event held in Todos Santos. October 12 is the date of the festival of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the patron saint of Todos Santos. This date is celebrated as the founding of the town of Todos Santos. There are usually activities, including a fair and live music in the plaza, most of the week of the 12th. There is dancing to live music in the evenings on the zocalo. And lots of food and drink.

OCTOBER 12th Dia de la Raza

This day also celebrates Columbus’ arrival to the Americas, and the historical origins of the Mexican mestizo race which blended the Spanish and the indigenous.

14 - 16th Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament

Anglers compete for tuna, dorado and marlin. Friendly competition, cash prizes. http://www.bisbees.com

18th Fiesta de Cabo San Lucas

Is a festival which celebrates the patron saint of Cabo San Lucas. Every October 18th, streets are closed off downtown for a parade. The festival features dancing, music and food vendors.

18 - 22th Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament

A dramatic shotgun start kicks off this fishing tournament featuring big cash prizes. Anglers from all over the world converge on Los Cabos to compete for record marlin. http://www.bisbees.com

Events Calendar

OCTOBER 26 - 29th Puerto Los Cabos World Cup

And exciting big-game sportfishing competition, a celebrity golf tournament and an all-star concert. Tournament boats leave from either the Cabo San Lucas Marina or the Puerto Los Cabos Marina. Divisions include “Heaviest Black or Blue Marlin over 300 lbs” and “Heaviest Gamefish.” http://www. igtournaments.com/plc-worldcup.htm

november DAY 2th - 5th Western Outdoor News Tuna Jackpot Tournament Annual Mercury/WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament. Event held in Cabo San Lucas. http://www.loscabostunajackpot.com

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Whale Migration Oct 15th - April 15th

Starting October until mid-April, all along the peninsula you will be able to see the migrating whales. Many whales enjoy the warm waters of Los Cabos, including the Gray Whale, Blue Whale, Sperm Whale, Humpback and Fin Whale. Some of the whale activity viewable from shore includes breaching (jumping into the air), sounding (showing the tail fin as they dive) and spyhopping (where the whale lifts its head to the surface and looks around).


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Family taking pictures.

A beach of a time! A rare view of a magical beach in Cabo San Lucas Written by Ali Ordonez

When you live in paradise, you truly have to continually remind yourself how lucky you are.   An experience like this is one of those that puts it all into perspective. What an experience this was.  Juliane Warriner- CEO of A Matter of Taste (one of Cabo’s Top Catering Companies & a long time friend) & I decided that we have to see this natural wonderful occurrence first time by SUP. Living here over 15 years we had experienced it by air, boat and by hiking to it, but never on our Stand up paddle boards.  For those who aren’t familiar with it, Stand Up Paddle Surfing or SUP is the worlds fastest growing sport.  I am very fortunate to have been involved in the early days of this sport as one of my brothers (Sean Ordonez) has been closely tied to the pioneering of SUP and other water sports, including: Wave sailing (windsurfing in BIG waves), tow in surfing (Towed into waves by wave runners because the waves are too big to catch paddling), kite boarding & no SUP.

Sean Ordonez testing his new prototype BIG RED 2005.

Sean Ordonez catching what may have been the longest SUP ride at that time, summer 2005, scorpion Bay.


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There is a lot of talk on how often this phenomenon happens, but Mother Nature in this sense doesn’t adhere to a specific calendar.  It has to do with the consistency of the currents, wind direction and ground swells over the past months that make this possible.  So as a rule of thumb its been every other year or so and the length of exposure, well I don’t think its ever been exposed for so long from my recollection. If anyone has hard facts, please share them we would love to learn more. So, Juliane and I launched from The Medano Beach Club & Cabo SUP location at 6am.  We got to the arch at 6:45 am after a nice paddle.  The water temperature was actually cooler on Medano beach than out at Lands End. We were happily surprised to see at least 50 or more fishing boats go out that day, which is always a good indicator of the local occupancy. We landed on the beach to the north side of the Arch or as you face the Arch from inside the bay to your right.  On this beach there was less of a riptide effect, so we opted to go safe and land here.  We then crossed over to Lands End by jumping a small rock between outgoing and incoming waves.  Once on the beach at Land’s End, we were surprised to see a cute couple with their daughter had already beat us out there!.  Regardless it was actually a lovely sight to see the father shoot pictures of his wife and daughter.

Julianne and exposed arch waiting for the sunrise!

Beach exposed under the Arch at Land’s End. Julianne & Ali.

Viewing the cruise ships coming into the bay.

It makes me think back to the days of Pirates and how they must have felt if they had a similar experience.  Did they bury treasures here? I am sure their rude and rough nature must have swept away for a bit with joy and happiness as they touched ground and experienced Land’s End.

A different view of the Arch

The beach is huge this year, it extends all the way to where the sea lions hang out, this might be a pain for them as they have to walk on sand to get to their usual resting spot.  This explains why we saw more

sea lions swimming and simply floating in the water. Visit our shores, you will be greeted with warmth in the air and in the spirits of everyone who welcomes you with open arms.  Los Cabos and Baja California Sur is a magical place on earth.  Its a destination where you will never run out of things and places to see.  Help us protect our natural resources and when you go to the beach, make it a custom to pick up any trash you see.  Have a great day and enjoy another beautiful sunny day in Cabo. One Love.


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FlYIng PrIVate to cabo did you knoW tHat baJa CaliFornia sur is tHe only state in mexiCo tHat Has 4 international airports? SJD SAN JOSE DEL CABO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT & FBO MMLS CABO SAN LUCAS INTERNATIONAL FBO LAP LA PAZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LTO LORETO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

I think this re affirms the long term growth potential for development that this incredible state has. If you haven’t been to our local FBO’s lately, take a peek. The Cabo FBO road & facilities have been

improved & the SJD FBO has been moved to another terminal that is also a step up from the last one. This summer we aligned ourselves with ATI Jet Charter for our upcoming fall/winter season. This will give our clients access to the best priced private jet travel & also to their Medical air ambulance division. You never know when you’ll need this service, but now you can deal directly with the service provider and avoid from being overcharged in the event of an unforeseen incident. So the next time you feel like flying private or if you or anyone you know requires medical evacuation out of Mexico, give us a call as we are certain we can get you the most competitive prices in the market.

tHe FolloWinG is a note From our private air partners Welcome to the world of private flying, where you will leave behind the indignities associated with airline travel...  We are ATI Jet Charter, a company with more than 20 years experience flying high profile business people, celebrities, top government officials and some European Royals.  We have our main base and corporate offices in El Paso, Texas, and operational bases in Eagle/Vail Valley, Colorado, Teterboro, NJ, Van Nuys, CA, and Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands.  We also operate ATI Airmed, an air ambulance service with intensive care unit capabilities for those who have been struck by disaster away from home. Our fleet consists of 4 comfortable and luxuriously appointed Learjet 55’s, one luxurious Learjet 35 which is convertible to ambulance, and one dedicated ambulance Lear 25.  We exclusively operate Lear jets, the most trusted and reliable, best built light and mid size jets that have millions of flight hours

after flight regardless of which aircraft was assigned to them for the trip, unlike those big name fractional operators where there’s a myriad of aircraft types and configurations. of proven track record without structural failure even under the worst weather conditions. Some high profile professionals and corporations in our Eagle and West Texas regions have second homes in Cabo, and routinely fly here; we serve both San Jose and Cabo San Lucas airports, depending on what the customer requests.  You will enjoy the consistency of stepping on an airplane that looks just like the one you just flew with us last month: all our fleet has the same corporate paint scheme and the same interior configuration and appointments, so customers have an exacting standard and know what to expect from us, flight

All our captains must meet the requirement of having a minimum of 3000 hours in Lear jets before we allow them in the left seat, so rest assured your crew is experienced on the aircraft they’re flying.  All their training is done at Flight Safety Learjet training center in Tucson, AZ, and reinforced with recurrent, periodical training at our home base in El Paso, TX.  We have operated accident free since company inception, and that’s the result of our safety policies and crew training. We invite you to check with us when planning your next Cabo trip (www.atijet.com), and our partners on the ground LIFESTYLE can put together for you the ultimate Cabo experience. 


www.atijet.com Van Nuys, California Vail/Eagle, Colorado El Paso, Texas St. Croix, Virgin Islands

ATI Jet Executive Charter • ATI Jet Resorts, LLC. • ATI AirMed • ATI MedAssure CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS 7007 Boeing Drive, El Paso, TX 79925 800-527-2767


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outdoor zIP lIne adVenture

mexIco´S PremIer adVenture comPanY

experience cabo’s premier extreme eco-adventure with zip lines, rappelling, rock climbing and more Exhilarating and exciting, our Outdoor Adventure combines amazing activitieswith the impressive scenery of Boca de la Sierra, a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve. Zip line across canyons above a beautiful desert stream, rappel down a rock wall, traverse various suspended bridges, climb the famous Crazy Ladder and more.

This thrilling adventure brings out the child in all of us. Upon arrival at the Base Camp, you’ll be met by our friendly and bilingual guides who will give you all necessary instructions. Then you are off for an adventure of a lifetime! Rappel down and climb up rock walls, cross commando and hanging bridges, hang from the Tarzan Swing,

climb the Crazy Ladder and zip line on 10 lines, including sideby-side lines for racing your friends and the Monster line of over 1,700 feet (550 meters) long. Safety is our primary focus. We are the only zip line operator in Cabo to offer doublesecurity zip lines, and our Outdoor Adventure has been designed to meet all standards set by the ACCT, the world’s leading challenge course trade organization.


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outback & camel SaFarI enjoy a unique desert experience with a nature walk, camel ride, visit to a virgin beach and delicious regional cuisine. This adventure takes you on a voyage of discovery as you journey away from the tourist areas and delve deeper into the stunning outback and secluded wonders of the Baja peninsula. Enjoy spectacular views, a gentle nature walk, camel ride and delicious cuisine as you explore Rancho San Cristobal on this exclusive adventure. Explore a seaside ranch, which includes a working sea turtle sanctuary in our unique and fun Mercedes BenzŽ Unimog 4x4 truck. Along the way our expert guide will introduce you to Baja and the surrounding area. Experience a guided nature walk and learn about the area’s spectacular flora and fauna. Head to a beautiful and peaceful beach for a once-in-lifetime camel ride overlooking the sea. Enjoy a tequila tasting and tortilla making lesson before a delicious lunch. Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific as you savor an authentic Mexican lunch prepared with regional spices and flavors and sip cool refreshing beverages. Spend time with your new friends on your journey back to Cabos, sharing stories along the way.

did you knoW? A camels hump does not store water. It stores fat, lessening heat-trapping insulation around the rest of the body.


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explore cabo’s underwater world as you swim, power-snorkel and kayak on a guided adventure Head off to explore some of the most beautiful coves and beaches along the coast – passing homes of the rich and famous on the way. Our expert guide will educate you on the area and sea life while you keep an eye out for dolphins and, in the winter, humpback whales. We will then drop anchor in a spectacular cove where you can swim, power-snorkel with water scooters and kayak in the clear, protected waters while looking for rays, sea turtles and tropical fish. While in the water, our guides will be right there with you, keeping you safe and teaching you all about the diverse and beautiful sea life below. After working up an appetite, finish off your adventure with light snacks and drinks. On our way back, cruise past the famous Land’s End arch and Lover’s Beach for anupclose look at this spectacular natural wonder and keep an eye out for the resident sea lions. Conditions permitting, we’ll swim to a secluded beach and then head back to the Marina

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sail into a beautiFul and romantiC sunset

The gold and red hue of the sky creates a stunning backdrop to the natural beauty of the rugged desert coastline and views of Cabo San Lucas. As the sun slowly disappears into the horizon of the dark blue Pacific, our voyage takes us past the famous Arch where the view is simply breathtaking. Celebrate with a toast to this peaceful time of day and gaze up in awe as the stars appear one-byone in the clear Mexican sky. Refill your glass and sit back and enjoy the evening or join the crew in sailing these world-class yachts, even stepping into the captain’s role, the experience is yours to create. This is truly a unique experience in Cabo


dive the “the world’s aquarium” for an unmatched mexico dive experience Whether you are a beginner or experienced diver, Cabo San Lucas and Cabo Adventures provide everything you need to experience and explore some of the best diving in the world. Our highly qualified, PADI-certified dive team is there to make sure you have an outstanding and safe dive experience. You will travel to the dive sites aboard our 47-foot Scuba adventure, the most comfortable and welldesigned dive boat in Cabo–approved by the US Coast Guard, with full bathroom and fresh water showers aboard. Our highly experienced dive masters will accompany you for your safety and comfort. Rest assured knowing that we have been in the scuba diving business for more than 15 y ears and will take care of everything.

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land’s end (the point) Depths start out around 25 ft. with the opportunity to dive the canyon. Calm conditions allow you to get up close and personal with the resident sea lions that call this spot home. Loads of structure and life-covered rock walls are home to tropical fish, lobsters, hawkfish and even schools of tuna. Eels are another common sighting. Currents can get a little strong and unpredictable so dives here are best suited for the intermediate to advanced diver.

neptune’s FinGer Also located in Cabo Bay, this dive brings you to rock piles and boulders covered in sea sponges, gorgonias and sea fans. The usual colorful display of tropical fish complete the picture with a good chance of a visit from a sea turtle. With the help of local protection agencies and volunteers, sea turtles are making a comeback here in Cabo.

peliCan roCk sand Falls Located in Cabo Bay alongside the rocky cliffs that lead the way to Land’s End, this area offers dives starting at 20 feet. Drop down the walls with sea fans and schools of goat fish, puffers, eels, parrotfish and angels. Other common sightings are lobsters, jacks,rays and the occasional white tip reef shark. Most famous for Jacques Cousteau’s discovery of the “Sand Falls”, this is a great choice for a quick trip that’s only a 5 minute boat ride from the Cabo marina.

nortH Wall This is one of the best locations for beginning divers and those taking “resort” courses but it still holds wonders that even very experienced divers will enjoy

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dolPhIn SWIm exPerIence

a Fun dolPhIn adVenture WIth an excItIng rIde everyone dreams of swimming with dolphins, and our dolphin Swim experience is your chance to chat, cuddle, play and swim with these charming and affable creatures. Designed for those who want the comfort of a shallow platform (through most of the program) as well as an exciting swim encounter. From the platform, you will get to know your dolphin up close and personal – learning all about these gentle and amazing animals. You also enjoy a thrilling ride with your dolphin. This is truly a unique and magical experience full of unique interaction and fun water activities.

dolpHin enCounter An unforgettable introduction to dolphins Our Dolphin Encounter is designed for non-swimmers and families; it is an ideal introduction to dolphins. This encounter takes place in the shallow water of our seawater pool - where you’ll get acquainted with these friendly and curious characters and learn about their anatomy, physiology and the history of the ocean’s most inspiring and intelligent mammals. Feel their smooth skin, feed them their favorite treat, kiss and play with them and communicate one-onone using your newly learned hand signals – just like a trainer.

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dolPhIn kIdS An unforgettable experience especially designed for kids At Cabo Dolphins we believe people of all ages should have the chance to experience our friendly family of dolphins. So we designed this program specifically for young children, age four to nine,

to provide them with the chance to interact and get closer to dolphins than they ever dreamed possible. Set in shallow water for safety and comfort, you are sure to see ear-toear smiles and hear giggles of delight, as the kids experience their encounter.

traIner For a daY An educational and unique dolphin adventure If you love dolphins, or have ever thought about being a dolphin trainer, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you at Cabo Dolphins. Developed for people who want to learn more about training marine mammals, our Trainer for a Day

program gives you the chance to spend an educational day working beside our dolphin trainers at our dolphin center in Cabo. You’ll learn animal care, training methods and experience fun in-water activities. A career as a dolphin trainer may be yours!

dolPhIn SIgnature SWIm an exciting swimming adventure with two dolphins Our Dolphin Signature Swim is the ultimate dolphin swim, providing the smallest group size and most interaction available anywhere. Interacting with two dolphins, you’re ensured the best possible opportunity to develop a close, personal bond with your new

dolphin friends. During this deepwater, intimate swim, you’ll discover all there is to know about dolphins, from the best possible teachers the dolphins themselves - as they communicate and flirt with you in the comfort and safety of our specially designed pool.

toP tIPS For our adVentureS sea tours:

land tours:

Bring a bathing suit, sunscreen, hat, light sweater in the winter and for evening tours, money for souvenirs and photos. For divers, we recommend that you avoid diving within 24 hours of a flight. Certified divers must bring their diving ID.

Bring closed-toe shoes, change of clothes, light sweater and money for souvenirs, snacks and photos. For safety reasons, persons with a history of convulsions, vertigo and cardiac problems and expecting mothers may not participate.

For reservations please contact:

dolpHin proGrams:

expeCtinG motHers:

Director of Hospitality

For the dolphins safety cameras are not permitted in the pool or observation area. Please check tour-specific limitations.

Restricted from the Dolphin Programs, Outback & Camel Safari, Outdoor Zip Line Adventure, America’s Cup, Sunset Sailing, Scuba Diving and Snorkel & Sea Adventure.

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FOR THE BEST CABO EXPERIENCE

THINK LIFESTYLE Enjoy our special and take advantage of Cabo’s best added value concierge villa rentals You might notice that we don’t have hundreds of villas on our site & that’s because we only rent villas that have been carefully handpicked, due to their location, amenities, architecture and layout. The villas that you see on our site are managed and fully operated by LIFESTYLE, Cabo’s premiere Concierge & LIFESTYLE Management Company. Voted Cabo’s Best Property Management & Customer Service in 2010. You have the peace of mind knowing that you have a support team of over 40 staff assuring that your vacation is flawless. High thread count linens, fully stocked kitchens & added value services makes LIFESTYLE Villas the best value in rentals.

We want you to have an experience of a life time each and every time. When booking directly with LIFESTYLE Villas you will enjoy every 4th night free & the following services (worth over $450 USD) at no cost to you.

We include the following services if you Book directly with LIFESTYLE Villas: • Pre-arrival destination planning • Pre-arrival grocery shopping & stocking (does not include grocery items) • 1 arrival airport to villa private transportation in luxury late model SUV • Arrival welcome cocktails & light snack • Meet & greet by your LIFESTYLE concierge who is on call 24/7

• **Breakfast prepared fresh in your villa the first morning (Groceries not included) • Daily housekeeping (Except Sundays & Holidays) • L’Occitane toiletries • Hand daily delivery of NY Times fax

Viva Mexico! Book now - 4th Night free

and complimentary cook services* *offer valid on new reservations staying Sept 1-Oct 31, 2011, breakfast & lunch, set menus, groceries not included.


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• Villa Amanda Blue Sea Compound, Beachfront Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Sleeps: 11 Ft2: 5,808

• CASA JUAN MIGUEL CABO DEL SOL, OCEAN & GOLF VIEW Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Sleeps: 8 FT2: 4,100

Services & Activities you should consider: • YACHTS • GOLF • PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION * Applicable on new reservations for travel through December 16, 2011, excluding holidays, 4 night minimum. To receive all of the above services, the rental must be booked directly through LIFESTYLE Villas. If booked through a third party broker or agent, you will enjoy a Personal Concierge & Daily Housekeeping (excluding Sundays & Mexican holidays). Ask your Agent for special pricing on the above mentioned services. **Services may vary depending of current promotions


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Blue Sea Compound,

Blue Sea Beachfront Villas Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 11 Sleeps: 20 FT2: 12,200

VILLA RENTALS

LIFESTYLE Villas is a carefully handpicked selection of stunning Beachfront, Ocean & Golf View Villas and Condominiums in Los Cabos’ most prestigious developments. On the contrary to other villa rental company, we manage every home we rent, and therefore we are able to maintain superb Quality Standards in every property.

Casa Stamm

Cabo del Sol Ocean & Golf View Villas Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Sleeps: 8 FT2: 3,900

Casa Corona

Cabo del Sol Ocean & Golf View Villas Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Sleeps: 12 FT2: 5,000

Villa Gracia

Punta Ballena Ocean & Golf View Villas Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Sleeps: 8 FT2: 4,500


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Villa Amanda

Blue Sea Compound, Beachfront Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Sleeps: 11 Ft2: 5,808

casa bella

Cabo Colorado Ocean & Golf View Villas Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Sleeps: 10 FT2: 6500

Long Term Rentals More and more people are relocating to Los Cabos for its great weather, natural beauty and Lifestyle. LIFESTYLE can assist you to find that perfect long term rental. Some of our LIFESTYLE Villas are available on a long term rental basis.

Agave Azul

Cabo del Sol Ocean & Golf View Villas Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Sleeps: 10 FT2: 4,400

All LIFESTYLE clients have access to the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar resort amenities. This includes discounts at the different restaurants, access to gym, pools, spa and the Kids’ Club. The Kids Club is a safe place for school-aged children to spend time outside the home with other kids. It provides play and childcare in a stimulating environment, offering new opportunities for children to develop and learn and bringing peace of mind to parents who want to spend some time shopping, having spa treatments, etc. Since the schedule of events changes seasonally, please contact us for the current list and more detailed information.

Villa ColibrĂ­

Puerta del Sol Ocean & Golf View Villas Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3.5 Sleeps: 8 FT2: 3,850

Toll Free: 1-888-655-9589 US Tel.: 619-564-4399 US Fax: 619-955-6624 Mexico: 011-52-624-144-4954 Email: info@lifestylevillas.net

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VIlla Serena

blue Sea comPound, beachFront Villa Serena is a 6,103 square-foot exclusive beachfront residence with five bedrooms and five and one-half granite and marble bathrooms. Situated on the sea, this contemporary home is magnificently appointed. The living room, dining room and master bedroom have breathtaking views over the infinity edge pool to the pristine white sandy beach and the calm warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. Just off the spacious cantera stone tiled patio, you have a quiet beach for practicing early morning yoga or taking a long walk to enjoy hours of serenity. The state-of-the-art granite countertop kitchen lends itself to entertaining in style whether you love to cook or prefer to have your LIFESTYLE Concierge arrange for a private chef to prepare mouthwatering cuisine.

villa details | Master Suite: King sized bed, Jacuzzi tub, wall safe, ocean view | Guest Suite 1: King sized bed, en-suite bathroom | Guest Suite 2: Two Queen sized beds, en-suite bathroom | Guest Suite 3: 2 Full sized beds + 1 Twin Trundle bed, en-suite bathroom | Guest Suite 4: Two Twin sized beds, en-suite bathroom

Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Sleeps: 11 FT2: 6103


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VIlla omega

blue Sea comPound, ocean VIeW LIFESTYLE Villas proudly presents Villa Omega, an exquisite ocean view villa, featuring 4800 square feet of air-conditioned space with four beautifully appointed suites and four and one-half marble and granite bathrooms. The tastefully decorated living room, dining room and master bedroom pocket doors open up completely to allow unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez. The beautiful landscaping, infinity edge pool, Jacuzzi and white sandy beach will make you forget you are in the desert. For those who love to cook, the state-of-the-art kitchen with a granite island is the perfect place to prepare some local fare. Alternately, you can sit back and relax under the poolside palapa while your personal chef prepares a delectable meal for you and your guests.

villa details | Master Suite: King sized bed, en-suite bathroom, Jacuzzi tub, wall safe, ocean view | Jr. Master: King sized bed, ensuite bathroom, bath tub, wall safe, ocean view | Guest Suite 3: King sized bed, en-suite bathroom, court yard view | Guest Suite 4: Two Twin sized beds, en-suite bathroom court yard view.

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Sleeps: 8 FT2: 4800


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caSa nIrVana Punta ballena, ocean VIeW

Casa Nirvana is a beautiful, one of a kind modern home in the exclusive Punta Ballena gated community. This 4,500 sq ft. second row home in the Las Residencias community offers space, natural light, quality construction and a pleasingly and consistently imaginative approach to both design and presentation. This home makes a statement from the moment you enter the main entrance. An enchanting water feature complete with Oklahoma stone greets you and provides a delightful introduction to a well designed home. With high, arched ceilings and marble floors throughout this home, offers a feeling of spaciousness and light.

villa details | Master Suite: King sized bed, en-suite bathroom, ocean view | Guest Suite 1: King sized bed, en-suite bathroom | Guest Suite 2: King sized bed, en-suite bathroom | Guest Suite 3: 2 Full sized beds, ensuite bathroom | Casita: Queen sized bed plus one full sofa, en-suite bathroom Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Sleeps:12 FT2: 4500


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caSa alegrĂ?a

cabo del Sol, ocean & golF VIeW LIFESTYLE Villas is proud to present Casa Alegria. This beautiful Spanish/ Mexican villa features 6,000 sq. ft of interior living space, 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Overlooking the 18th hole & Cabo del Sol club house, the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez make a stunning backdrop for this villa. Casa Alegria also features a gourmet kitchen, an impressive executive office, and private caretaker’s quarters that makes for a wonderful private studio. Pocket doors open on to huge terraces, infinity pool, poolside entertainment area and fire pit. Cabo del Sol is only a 10 min drive to downtown Cabo San Lucas. From Casa Alegria you are within walking distance to the Cabo del Sol beach and Sheraton Hacienda del Mar hotel. As a LIFESTYLE Villas guest, you will have access to the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar facilities: pool, spa, gym, restaurants, and will receive discounts on green fees at Cabo del Sol and other major courses in Cabo.

villa details | Master Suite: King-size bed, en-suite bathroom, ocean view | Guest Suite 1: One king-size bed, en-suite bathroom | Guest Suite 2: One king-size bed, en-suite bathroom | Guest Suite 3: One king-size bed, en-suite bathroom | Guest Suite 4: One queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom | Guest Suite 5: Two twin-size beds, en-suite bathroom Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 2.5 Sleeps: 12 Ft2 6000


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caSa Juan mIguel cabo del Sol, ocean & golF VIeW

Casa Juan Miguel is a beautiful ocean view villa, featuring 4,100 square feet of impeccably designed Spanish and Mexican architecture, located in the exclusive gated community of Cabo del Sol. This villa boasts great ocean and golf views of the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. This 4 bedroom and 5 bath home offers ocean views from the master, living, dining and kitchen area. You will find marble and granite finishes throughout this newly built villa. This villa is great for families!. You will enjoy the outdoor living areas that include a wet bar covered by a palapa, table for 8, gas grill and a large terrace for lounging under the sun. If you need an additional home or two or three or four, we also have Agave Azul, Casa Stamm, Casa Corona & Casa Alegria which if added together, would total 24 bedrooms with Casa Juan Miguel. A perfect location for a family reunion, corporate getaway or wedding celebration.

villa details | Master Suite: King sized bed, en-suite bathroom, ocean view | Guest Suite 1: Queen sized beds, en-suite bathroom | Casita 1: 2 Twin sized beds or one King sized bed, en-suite bathroom | Casita 2: Queen sized bed en-suite bathroom Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Sleeps: 8 FT2: 4100


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one medano beach ocean & golF VIeW condoS

Los Cabos newest contemporary Condominium tower, One Medano Beach is located 75 meters from the best swimming beach in Cabo and across the street from the new mall called Puerto Paraiso which is home to world class shops and restaurants. It is a block from the marina and walking distance to everything in town. One Medano Beach is neighbors with the new Don Koll project, Hacienda and a block from our favorite hang outs: Esquina Bar, The Office, Edith’s, Billygans, Baja Cantina & Nikki Beach. Brand new 1 & 2 Bedroom condos managed by LIFESTYLE. Secured building, private entry codes & underground parking. Best location and units on the beach in all of Cabo. Common area pool, Jacuzzi, out door grill and shower to rinse off after coming in from the beach. Babysitting, private catering or drop offs available. Access to discounted golf, fishing and many

villa details | King sized beds, en-suite bathroom, Jacuzzi tub, wall safe

tHe rate inCludes tHe FolloWinG serviCes at no additional CHarGes | Destination Planning

| Pre-arrival grocery shopping

| Complimentary Welcome Package: Mexican Salsa, Chips, Guacamole and Fresh Margaritas or Lemonade | Meet & greet by your personal concierge whom is on call 24hrs a day | Mid stay housekeeping (except Sundays and Holidays) Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 4 FT2: 2250


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COSMETIC SMILE One of the greatest things about living in Mexico is the fact that health care is much more affordable compared to US standards. Over the years as our small town transforms into a city (Los Cabos population is now 248,000) the quality of products and services continue to improve. So if you are thinking about moving here or vacationing but are doubtful about the health care services, our destination is continually improving with new hospitals, clinics & doctors. For us at LIFESTYLE, providing insider knowledge & added value services for our customers is an integral part of our business model. Our customers get to enjoy peace of mind knowing that they have a company that can direct them to the very best

of everything, so they in turn don’t have to waste their precious time on finding out the hard way. Generally due to liability reasons, as a Concierge & LIFESTYLE Management Company, we should not be recommending any type of healthcare practitioners, but due to the fact that we are located in a foreign country, we find it necessary to be informative & provide you with as much information as possible, so you in turn can make the appropriate decisions. With this said, we would like to introduce you to our House Dentists- Cosmetic Smile, owned by Dr. Limon & Dr. Kobayashi. Their new offices are located in the plaza in front of Home Depot, next to the GREEN TEA Deli. Stop by and visit them the next time you are in town.


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Welcome, it is our pleasure to serve you and your family. As we like to say at Cosmetic Smile…. “YOUR SMILE IS THE REFLECTION OF YOUR SOUL” Cosmetic Smile Cabo is a modern family dental concept that is focused in providing high tech professional services to obtain an adequate dental diagnosis and treatment. We are a team with up to date skills & knowledge committed in designing a beautiful and healthy smile surrounded by a great environment. Our office consists of private individual rooms creating a relaxed and peaceful environment. We’ll take your historical data and input it in our system, so we know exactly when, what & where we did our last work. You can watch us work on your teeth on our flat screen TV or if you have little ones, we can play some cartoons to keep them occupied. You can rest assured that the same doctor will treat you every time you visit, nobody else besides your personal dentist will treat you. We invite you to stop in and visit us to say hello & ask about our ongoing specials. We hope you enjoy your time in Los Cabos and look forward to meeting you. Sincerely, C.D.E. Guillermo Limon Avila & C.D. Shiro Kobayashi

Plaza Los Arcos Infront of Home Depot

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C.D.E. Guillermo Limon Avila

C.D. Shiro Kobayashi


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Cloud Computing Is There a Silver Lining? by Dan Solheim from www.Inteluxe.com

For those of you who’ve had their head in the clouds, there’s a new geek buzzword that has hit the mainstream called ‘cloud computing’, thanks to Apple’s marketing machine. As we all know, technology has changed our vocabulary and grammar quite a bit in the last ten years, creating verbs out of nouns (e.g ‘text’ and ‘message’), and coining catchy phrases such as ‘tweet’ and ‘shoot an e-mail.’ Let’s face it, technology isn’t going away anytime soon, and has become woven into our culture and language, impacting all generations, geographies and lifestyles. Now that we have a cool new buzzword, let’s get one thing straight, it’s not called cloud computing because it had descended from heaven, was touched by God, or is even in the sky for that matter. Cloud computing is just a catchy term for a service that provides you computing power by means of the Internet. By computing power, I mean applications, storage and hosting. Back in the big monolithic computing days, the hip thing to say around the office would be ‘clientserver’ computing or distributed computing environment’. It’s all pretty much the same concept; the

marketing folks just got a hold of the concept and applied a far more user-friendly title so as not to alarm the neophytes. Now that you know that there’s computing power in the sky, what can it do for you and your business? The first thing you need to think about is how valuable your data is. Is it something you need secure and available 100% of the time? Nowadays, documents, contacts, contracts, photos, music, etc. are all things you need securely available whenever and wherever you are. Now that you know there’s a cloud somewhere in which you can put all of these wonderful things, without worry, what does it really cost and how secure is it? Cloud computing services, such as Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s EC2 network are very affordable in the beginning. Generally, it’s a pay-perusage type model without any setup fees. You are automatically billed monthly and you don’t have to deal with anyone in person. They allow you a highly available and scalable platform for email, storage and applications with a relatively low cost barrier to entry, as well as an easy to manage web-based interface. One advantage to clout computing which

users may find helpful is that is that you don’t have to be an IT genius to deploy and manage a very scalable and secure n e t w o r k . S o u n d s great, right? It absolutely is, but you also have to remember that in this scenario, you are renting vs. buying and the advantage starts to become a trap as you grow. Using the Cloud is great for startup companies and businesses of around 20-30 users. Beyond that, the scale of economy starts to tip towards a heavy monthly fee with no equity whatsoever in your favor. And, once you are hooked it’s not easy to move to another service or even “de-cloud” without downtime and costly IT professionals helping you. They don’t want you to leave and make it difficult to do so. Take SalesForce.com as good example of a ‘dark could’ in the sky. If you want to get a backup or data dump you need to upgrade to the enterprise version and then send in a request. When they finally send you what you


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need, you’ll have no idea the format of the data, or how quickly you can migrate to another platform. In the mean time, your users are still on and racking up a monthly fee on an enterprise plan instead. It’s a painful transition and needs to be factored into the overall cost of doing business in the ‘cloud’. It’s important to consider an exit strategy, as you don’t have control over long term pricing, and the terms of service can change at any time. The net concern about cloud computing is security and privacy. Since your slide slice of heaven is

only as strong as your password, it can easily be compromised unless you keep on top of changing it on a regular basis. Also, do you really think your data is private in a ‘cloud’? I sometimes wonder how easy it would be for a company to mine your valuable contacts and market to them, or even look at your drawings for your next big product patent. There’s a lot of assumed trust that is given to the people who hold your cloud, but can they really ensure that your data is safe? And even if we can trust our cloud holders, it may not be them who will compromise you and your business

Stay tuned for cost comparisons and detailed descriptions on the advantages and disadvantages on the services you have to choose from.

If you have any article suggestions, questions, or just need a tip from an expert email: dan@inteluxe.com.


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LE will be offering Cooking Starting in October- LIFESTY r villa. Learn some delicious classes in the comfort of you ing fun in your own Kitchen. Mexican recipes all while hav

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Join CABO SUP ev ery Monday from 5pm on, for free Stand Up Paddle le ssons. Refreshmen ts & snacks also provided. No expe rience necessary. Located in front of Medano Beach Club next to Casa Dorada .

Puerto Los Cabos- Stay with LIFESTYLE and get up to $30 USD off of every round of golf at any of the Questro golf courses.



Lifestyle Villas e-Magazine Sep 2011