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Carlo Galasso @ FERRARI, MASERATI,

ALFA ROMEO, ROLLS-ROYCE

From Paypal to Mars THE EXTRAORDINARY GENIUS OF ELON MUSK

Collision in NOLA FROM SEED TO SUCCESS

Breakfast on the Bridge A ONE-OF-A-KIND FUNDRAISER

Robert Sweep JEWELLERY FOR YOUR HOME

Montblanc’s Exquisite New Collection @ CALGARY JEWELLERY

Bugatti Niniette THE SEXIEST SPORT YACHT ALIVE

Alfa Remeo Giulia Quadrifoglia A HEART-THUMPING ROAD TEST

The Ritz-Carlton A FORAY INTO LUXURY YACHTS

Maserati Levante UPPING THE BAR FOR SUVS

The World’s Largest TV C SEED DOES IT AGAIN WITH THEIR 262

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CHRONOMASTER I Heritage 146


The Heritage 146 chronograph inspired by a 1960s watch features a retro look with a brown or blue dial, a 38 mm-diameter steel case and a column-wheel El Primero movement chronometer.

HERITAGE 146

Subtly reinterpreting an historical model, the Heritage 146 is a unique offering combining the best of the Manufacture’s past: design, history and true rarity. As one of the first historical watchmakers to be organised as a full-fledged Manufacture, Zenith has a legacy of more than 150 years upon which to draw. It naturally celebrates this heritage by periodically relaunching some of its iconic vintage models.

Vintage design and a high-precision ‘engine’ The new Heritage 146 offers a chronograph with central sweep-seconds hand and 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, as well as a tachymetric scale. This two-counter dial without a date window reflects a configuration typical of 1960s chronographs.

The case of this exclusive edition now frames two dial options: tropical brown or blue sunray-patterned with rhodium-coated baton hands. However, its key difference lies in the fact that it beats to the lively rhythm of 36,000 vibrations per hour, dictated by the automatic high-beat El Primero Calibre 4069. Regulated and adjusted to meet chronometer standards, this 254-part columnwheel chronograph calibre – wound by an oscillating weight adorned with “Côtes de Genève” – drives an extremely accurate tenth-of-a-second display and has an over 100-hour power reserve. Its high-frequency mechanism is housed in a 38 mm-diameter vintage-style steel case that is waterresistant to 50 meters and features a fluted crown as well as two round pushers. The screw-down sapphire crystal caseback has an anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The final touch is set by a racing-style strap in a choice of brown or blue rubber-lined calfskin leather.

Vintage chronograph lovers are bound to find it irresistible!


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Allusion. Large 3 seat sofa in leather, design Roberto Tapinassi and Maurizio Manzoni. Wing. Cocktail and occasional table, design Renaud Thiry. Vento. Floor lamp, design Carlo Zerbaro. Manufactured in Europe.

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STUNNING LOOKS. DRAMATIC PRESENCE. MEET YOUR OBJECT OF DESIRE

MASERATI GHIBLI. starting from $86,600* Now that you’ve met, go beyond desire and experience Ghibli. A unique expression of Italian design, the car has a hand-stitched leather interior that redefines luxury in a sports sedan. Its twin-turbocharged V6 engine with up to 404 hp delivers the unforgettable sound and the thrilling performance of a grand-touring sports car. Discover style, sophistication and power in the extraordinary Maserati Ghibli.

*Maserati Ghibli MY2017 base MSRP $86,600; Maserati Ghibli S Q4 MY2017 base MSRP $95,800. Not including dealer prep and transportation. Actual selling price may vary. Taxes, title, license and registration fees not included. Š2017 Maserati North America, Inc. All rights reserved. Maserati and the Trident logo are registered trademarks of Maserati SpA. Maserati urges you to obey all posted speed limits. Please contact dealer for more information.


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COLLISION CONF @ NOLA

YADA, YADA, YADA, ...

I was a bit surprised when I first heard that Collision Conf for 2017 was being held in New Orleans. “The Big Easy”, as it’s nicknamed, is known more for Blues music, Cajun cuisine and the incontrovertible Mardi Gras than it is for a throbbing tech scene, I thought.

Every startup is remarkable in some way, or it wouldn’t ‘start’ in the first place, let alone making it to the beta series of a prestigious startup conference. Yada Events is one such startup that stuck out above the crowd of alphas and betas at Collision.

Yet that’s exactly what New Orleans got a taste of this May - In a “collision” of two very different worlds, “NOLA” got immersed in geek culture and the heady startup buzz of Bay Area lore. The melting-pot of future-enabling ideas brought to life by technizens, mixed with a unique blend of centuries old culture and history is not easily found elsewhere and had to be experienced in person. What’s extraordinary about New Orleans is that it is a world within a world - while being within the continental US, you still feel like you’re visiting a far away land with a very unique and exciting culture. It’s French, but not quite; Spanish but not really Spanish. It’s some mix of both those plus African, Cuban, and Latin, within the larger context of being American - a true melting pot if there ever was one. Nowhere else do you see blended cultures and traditions celebrated in such an easy and vibrant manner. NOLA, what an amazing and unforgettable delight you are!

While there may be many factors that determine the success of any startup, the key ingredient that sets Yada Events apart from others is that it has a real and meaningul purpose. Yada wishes to do for events what Salesforce did for CRM, facebook did for social, twitter for breaking news, Pinterest for ideas, and so on. Yada wants to make it easier to organize, discover and participate in events. I met the lovely Mehram Sumray-Roots, co-founder of Yada Events, who is inspired and driven by its vision and purpose. The Yada team has the very real opportunity to touch the lives of a large portion of humanity and in doing so make our lives just a little bit easier. Wish you guys the very best of luck - stay true to your vision and you will one day get there! http://yada.events


FOR THE LOVE OF ALFA It’s been called a “baby Ferrari” by perhaps the most ardent of Italian automobile aficionados in Calgary, Carlo Galasso. “This is a sexy, mid-engined Italian exotic carved down to affordable scale”, says another. “It’s an absolute blast driving this junior supercar”, said.. actually, that was me.. I said that. Don’t let that superlow price tag fool you, and make no mistake, the Alfa Romeo 4C is no baby. Get behind the wheel and it will make a run for your heart, making it thump like it’s about to jump out of your chest, as it harnesses the power of hundreds of thundering horses under the bonnet - it’s addictively fast as it kicks it up to 62 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds! The multiple G’s of pressure produced by the caged beasts may induce a flighty lightness of being if you’re of even a slightly feeble build yourself. But, don’t just sit there gaping at it, get yourself over to Alfa and take this tantalizing Italian carbon-fibre beauty out on a date ;-)


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ART & DESIGN

ROBERT SWEEP In the latest spring edition, Robert Sweep anticipated the new and upcoming shift to interior functionality and exquisite materials and designs. The intricacy and sophistication of brands exclusive to Robert Sweep, showcase ideal statement pieces that compliment the most luxurious home. This year, interior professionals are noticing the importance of accentuating such items and are educating clients on the importance of statement lighting. Think of it as an extension of your interior combined with a prominent feature for your home. Your lighting sculpture should capture and highlight your most loved stylish pieces but also steal focus as the main artistic feature in the room. Lighting is one of the most overlooked elements in good interior design. It is the pinnacle of presenting your statement pieces. Vogue magazine describes lighting as ‘the perfect way to show off your unique design sensibility’. It’s a way to reinvent your living space from flat or dated décor. Without adequate light exposure, your surroundings cannot truly be appreciated. If you think of all the artistic mediums out there, it is evident that lighting plays an important role in setting tone and creating mood. That’s why it is so famously relied upon in artistic culture; even the beauty of true artists cannot be captured without the perfect combination of light.

Anglepoise Giant Floor Lamp

Anglepoise Introducing Anglepoise, an iconic British brand that has endured the test of time. Pioneered in the 1930s, Anglepoise has built an empire on stylistic energy efficient tasks lamps across both commercial and domestic interiors. Over the years, they have attracted some of Britain’s most accomplished designers, such as Sir Kenneth George, who received knighthood for his services to design. Shortly after Sir Kenneth George became Design Director in 2003, Anglepoise was approached by The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre to make a giant version of the definitive 1227 Original lamp. It was learned that Dahl himself owned the 1227 Original lamp and it stood on his writing desk as he wrote his most celebrated masterpieces. The GIANT 1227 received such praise and hype from the few created, that Anglepoise had no other choice than to extend it into volume production. The Original 1227Born in 1935, the Anglepoise Original 1227 remains to this

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Fortuny Lamp

day the heart and soul of their legacy. Being one of the most classic pieces, this lamp is crafted with ultimate flexibility and perfect balance. Although this design has been refined over the years, it is still considered an archetypal Anglepoise lamp. Today, this timeless and classic design is part of a five-piece collection. The GIANT-Type 75Designed by Sir Kenneth George, The GIANT type 75 is a striking modernist alternative to the original 1227 GIANT. It features precision machined components and a rotating shade. Its impressive boldness and large physique is beautifully crafted. The timeless and contemporary structure illuminates space with design of balance and architectural elegance. It is the centre of British modernism. 80 years celebration Britain’s award winning designer Paul Smith partnered with Anglepoise to commemorate their 80th anniversary since

first production. Anglepoise is still leading in architectural, functional and impressive design. Paul Smith Edition The Paul Smith collection is a striking interpretation of the Anglepoise lamp, bringing his quintessential design and mastery of colour to highlight its modernist form and mechanical function by whimsical and frolicsome colour. The Paul Smith Edition is available in various colour combinations. Pallucco- Italy Conceived through the experimentation of art, architecture and contemporary design, Pallucco presses upon freedom of expression combined with diverse idioms and styles of the fashion industry. Pallucco has become a historical brand in the sphere of design, specialising in the production of decorative lamps and interior furnishings in the late 1970s. The nonconformist style offers a new concept of image and design

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while reviving ancient techniques. Fortuny Lamp The Pallucco Fortuny lamp is the perfect combination of discreet elegance and the reinvention of an ageless and revolutionary piece. The collaboration between Pallucco and distinguished photographer Peter Lindbergh was inspired by non other than Mariano Fortuny’s stage lamp, which revolutionised lighting in the early 1900s. Pallucco’s modern use of fabric and colour creates a futuristic and dynamic interpretation. The Fortuny’s elegance is never overstated. It is height adjustable and has a rotating mechanism for your convenience. It’s rhythmic sequence and semi gloss texture pays tribute to the progressiveness of this modernist and iconic piece. COMING SOON- GEORG JENSEN This summer, Robert Sweep is adding distinguished Scandinavian brand Georg Jensen to his boutique! Acknowledged for quality and craftsmanship, Georg Jensen is the answer to any sophisticated occasion. Known for possessing functionality and beauty, this brand offers distinctive vigour that continues to resonate today. Immerse yourself in the serene flowing forms and exquisitely sculpted items fostered through a team of designers from all around the world. This stunning brand specialises in everything from silverware, to jewellery and home living.

The INDULGENCE COLLECTION The INDULGENCE champagne cooler This state of the art cooler chills champagne in class and refinement. Made from polished stainless steel, it is the ideal addition to any entertaining occasion. The elliptical opening looks organic and the slant of the cooler holds the bottle at the perfect angle for easy removal. Placed anywhere in your home, The Indulgence Champagne Cooler will look magnificent. The INDULGENCE Delights bowl This stunning Helle Damkjær design is the perfect combination of aesthetics and form, delivering unique shape and functionality, pleasing to all senses. The INDULGENCE vase The slender opening of this vase makes room for only a single or few flowers. Its minimalist shape is festive and tasteful. Made from polished steel, when kissed by light, the vase is designed to reflect its surroundings leaving an everlasting impression. Diane James If you haven’t already heard of Diane James, you would most certainly believe these floral arrangements were real. Featured in prominent magazines such as LUXE and Architectural Digest (to name a few), Blooms by Diane James is the accessory of choice for legendary interior designers such as Michael Smith, Mario Buatta and Celerie Kemble. Made from the most prestigious quality of materials and fabrics in the US, Diane James luxury faux floral arrangements stay fresh and lively without the necessary attention and care needed to prevent real plants from wilting.

GEORG JENSEN - Indulgence Champagne Cooler

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Green and White Blossom These spectacular arrangements come in glass vases, filled with planters by hand. Made from natural-touch fabrics, real bamboo, preserved moss, the green and white blossom will give you years of enjoyment. Each stem is designed and fitted one at a time in a fixed gel substance, designed perfectly to imitate water. They come in a selection of bouquets, orchids and greenery to brighten any space.


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M O N TB LAN C CELEBRATES IT’S

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The sharp precision of Montblanc is second to none; from the smooth glide of its legendary fountain pen; to the impeccable movement of timepieces crafted in its

Swiss horlogerie. A visionary since its founding in 1906, Montblanc entered the world of watchmaking in 1997. Twenty years later, the company is continuing on its path of state-of-the-art luxury, celebrating its 110th anniversary with additions to its two renowned collections: the classic 4810, and the refined Bohème. Taking its name from the 4,810 metre height of Europe’s highest mountain, the Mont Blanc, the 4810 collection is a statement to Montblanc’s pioneering spirit. Two new 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim

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Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon

models, in elegant white gold and red gold versions, showcase the Maison’s patented complication. ‘Exo’, Greek for ‘external’, indicates the screw balance positioned outside of the tourbillon’s rotating cage. The impressively lightweight cage is disconnected from the balance wheel, which means an all-new level of precision and isochronism for the wearer; while a newly added quick stop-second function allows the user to set the time to the exact second with an immediate restart of the movement. True to its name, the Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim boasts an exceptionally thin profile of only 10.14 mm on the 42 mm case, set atop an understated black alligator strap. An 18K white gold version contrasts the dark blue aventurine dial, evoking a star-strewn night sky underneath skeletonized regate-shaped hands. A second version in 18K red gold features a shimmery guilloché dial in the iconic Montblanc Star pattern, with red gold-plated, SuperLumiNova®-enhanced hands and 18 diamonds at the number XII, while the bezel sparkles with 68 diamonds totaling 1.326 carats.

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Finally, a 4810 Dual Time model marks another first for Montblanc, with the debut of its dual time complication designed for the modern traveler. With a 24-hour subdial with day/night indication, and different-colored home time and local hour hands (one blue; the other, red gold), changing the destination time while traveling becomes a snap. And as always, no Montblanc timepiece is released without undergoing its extensive Test 500 for durability, simulating over 500 hours of real-life wear. While the 4810 models exude unisex appeal, Montblanc’s additions to its feminine Bohème collection are just for the ladies. Rife with exquisite technique

including

guilloché,

gem-setting,

miniature gold-work, and hand-painting, and set with delicate details such as leaf-shaped hands, floral Arabic numerals, and interchangeable straps, the new Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim is a dedication to the contemporary woman. In a special anniversary edition, Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Anniversary takes its design from Montblanc’s first fountain pen, Rouge et Noir, and draws on the mysterious symbol of the serpent, with the diamond-scaled, ruby-eyed creature coiling around the dial in blue lacquer.

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ICONS & LEGENDS

ALFA INTERVIEW BY: SAM DHAND

His love of cars, particularly sports cars of the Italian variety, drove him from a very young age to dabble excel at creative and exciting ventures within the automobile landscape. He brought us the much loved “car bra”, a rage among automobile aficionados looking as much to dress up their baby as to protect it from the elements. Many a heart-thumping racetrack rides over the years have landed him at the helm of one of Alberta’s most enviable premium automobile dealership collections: Rolls-Royce; Ferrari; Maserati - his name is Carlo Galasso, and his latest offering to the car lovers of Alberta is another much loved Italian brand. We caught up with Carlo, for a conversation behind a pulse racing 505 hp engine in the Giulia Quadrifoglio from none other than Alfa Romeo!

Alfa Romeo is Italian, and Italian cars have a soul...

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I FELL IN LOVE WITH ALFA ROMEOS WHEN I WAS 12 YEARS OLD. THE FIRST DEALERSHIP WITH ALFA ROMEO EXISTED ON MCLEOD TRAIL, I WENT IN THERE WITH MY DAD THE FIRST TIME, HE LOVED CARS JUST AS I DO. I WENT TO THE SPORTS CAR SECTION AND THERE WAS A SPIDER AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. WE ENDED UP BUYING THE FIAT INSTEAD,..(LAUGHS)... BUT I NEVER FORGOT ABOUT THE ALFA ROMEO

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Sam dHand: Congratulations on your acquisition of dealership rights

Sam dHand: You’ve got quite a collection of exclusive luxury and

to Alfa Remeo Calgary and Edmonton. This is a moment you’ve

high value brands in your portfolio. What’s next for you guys?

chased after for many years. Tell us a little about it.

Carlo Galasso: We’re building a new store at the corner of Heritage

Carlo Galasso: I fell in love with Alfa Romeos when I was 12 years

& Blackfoot, its three times the size of this store - It will house all four

old. The first dealership with Alfa Romeo existed on Mcleod Trail, I

brands.

went in there with my Dad the first time, he loved cars just as I do. I went to the sports car section and there was a Spider and I fell in love with it. We ended up buying the Fiat instead,..(laughs)... but I never forgot about the Alfa Romeo. It’s always been in my heart and I had to fight very hard to get this store, and yesterday they announced that I also got the Edmonton store, and I had to fight even harder to get that one. Sam dHand: You seem to have a special fondness for the Alfa Romeo brand. Is there some history behind this fondness? Carlo Galasso: My family was born in a small town called Sant’Andrea, it’s not more than a village inside of a mountain with a few hundred people. I don’t know why but Mr. Marchionne chose Cassino to build all the Alfa Romeo vehicles that we currently get, the Stelvio & the Giulia. Cassino is a few minutes from my mum & dad’s hometown where they were born . So the cars that I am selling today were built on the ground where my mother & father were born. Six of

Sam dHand: Where does Alfa Romeo fit in the luxury automobiles strata? Carlo Galasso: Alfa Romeo is being touted as a premium brand and it competes with Audi, Mercedes & BMW, it wouldn’t be entry level, but more for a successful family. It’s Italian and Italian cars have a soul. The Graduate introduced Alfa Romeo to more people and once they experienced one they knew that Alfa Romeos are amazingly special vehicles. There’s a saying that ‘Unless you’ve owned or driven an Alfa Romeo you’re not a true Auto Enthusiast’. Sam dHand: What shall we take a spin in today? Carlo Galasso: The special model that we’ve got waiting for us to drive today is called the ‘Quadrifoglio’. The Quadrifoglio is a four leaf clover in Italian. Quadro means four and Foglia means leaf. In the early days when Alfa Romeo was racing in Formula 1, they had a

my relatives still work at the plant! So I fought hard to make sure that I get the brand for both cities and I’m going to make sure that we sell as much as I possibly can. (Touchwood) Sam dHand: What’s the Edmonton market like for these car brands? Carlo Galasso: I’ve nurtured the Edmonton market over the last 10 years and its grown to be a strong market for us too. I think the manufactures supported my vision and gave me & my partner the Edmonton store because I’ve worked hard to grow and make it prosper there. They love cars out there. Sam dHand: What drove you to bring such iconic brands to Alberta? Carlo Galasso: The thing that I love about the brands that I represent is that they like to create original examples, Rolls-Royce has realized that for them to become the premium car brand in the world they need to make authentic examples. We were in London a month ago where they unveiled the brand new Phantom, and myself, my client and my son were the first in the world to view the car publicly, it was

streak of bad luck and they weren’t winning, so somebody decided to put a 4 leaf clover on one of their race cars, and from then on they started to win again. So the 4 leaf clover for Alfa Romeo meant it was good luck and that it was a special vehicle. It was like when Enzo Ferrari showed up in the race with redheads on the engine..? It meant it was trouble for everybody! So that’s what the 4 leaf clover

a great honour!

meant, that severe competition should be expected and also for

Alfa Remeo too realized that in order for them to come back they

part of their racing heritage.

had to gain the hearts and minds of everyone again, just like they did back then, remember Graduate when Dustin Hoffman was driving the little Alfa Remeo?.. well that captured people’s hearts, they were quirky little vehicles but when you drove one you knew they were magic. They’ve captured that again and the FCA group have done an amazing job of putting the reliability into everything, they’re amazing cars now. Ferrari is a unique example as well, everything in it is authentic.

good luck. That’s why on the side there’s the 4 leaf clover emblem as

Sam dHand: What’s it like to drive the Quadrifoglio? Carlo Galasso: My son & I had the Quadrifoglio on the race track in New Orleans and I was going around the corner and I looked down at my dashboard and it read 137 and I didn’t feel it and it was even more amazing because it was miles/hour! What FCA did is that they brought the best of their team to work on this car, this is like a baby Ferrari.

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THE GENIUS OF

ELON MUSK A

At one point in Elon Musk’s childhood, his parents were afraid he may be deaf. An avid daydreamer, he had the tendency to look

off into space when spoken to. A workup revealed that his hearing was just fine; his mind was simply busy conjuring up the next venture on his ambitious list – a trait that would prove to serve him well. Growing up in South Africa, Musk was a quiet child who struggled to find acceptance and a niche for his big ideas. At age 12, he taught himself computer coding – in 1983, this was no common feat, years away from today’s plethora of STEM education opportunities – leading to the creation of a video game which he then sold for $500. This would be the first of the countless projects conceived by the modernday magnate and inventor – some profitable; some not; some earthshattering, and others failures to launch; but all with one thing in common: the visionary creative genius that has driven their conception. With some of his latest undertakings now challenging the boundaries not only of science and technology, but of the universe itself, one thing is certain – this is a man not afraid to take risks and to embrace uncharted territory. The son of a Canadian model and a South African engineer, Elon Musk is known to most as co-founder of Tesla Motors, the groundbreaking company that has redefined the electric car industry. But Musk’s entrepreneurial streak got its start much earlier. After graduating from University of Pennsylvania, he enrolled in the physics graduate program at Stanford, only to drop out after just two days; choosing instead to try his luck in the booming dot com market. In 1995, together with his brother, Musk founded his very first company – a directory service called Zip2. After selling it four years later, he went on to co-found X.com, an online payment system that later became PayPal. In 2003, Tesla Motors was incorporated, with Musk the CEO and chief engineer of the futuristic automobiles.

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The lure of outer space has fascinated Musk

company that develops and manufactures

since childhood; guided by the dream of

rocket

human life one day expanding beyond

undertaking was the “Mars Oasis,” a

Earth, he conceptualized SpaceX in 2001, a

miniature experimental greenhouse on Mars

technology.

Another

visionary

– an initial step to the goal of colonization of Mars, which Musk believes a realistic goal for humankind. In the meantime, he is working to make life more sustainable here on Earth: in addition to Tesla’s paving the way for environmentally-conscious driving, he created SolarCity, now the second largest American solar power provider; and has chaired the Musk Foundation, which provides solar-power energy systems in disaster-stricken areas. The recipient of too many awards and recognitions to list, Musk’s incredible efforts

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have named him 21st on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People, the 2013 Fortune  Businessperson  of the year, and one of Business Insider’s Top 10 Business Visionaries  of 2016. But as his biographer Ashlee Vance has written, the innovator has always been driven by ideas rather than success – and he is not planning on stopping. Whether it’s self-driving electric cars or a new life on another planet that the future holds for mankind, it’s safe to say that we will be hearing Elon Musk’s name in it again.

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164 ELBOW RIDGE BLUFFS Quiet cul-de-sac and serene setting overlooking reserve and the sound of absolutely nothing. Welcome to this 2-storey WALKOUT gem with over 5600 sq ft of developed living space, 6 bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms and enough storage to stay a lifetime. A large foyer with den off to the side greets you as you enter this one owner home. Traditional touches escort you into the formal dining room, perfect for large family dinners & formal living room with gas fireplace and ample windows for maximum sunlight. The kitchen creates an inviting and intimate setting. Appreciate beautiful views overlooking this peaceful property as you enjoy breakfast in the bright nook. The vast second floor wrap around deck with pristine view of the backyard creates a perfect outdoor living and entertaining space. Custom touches throughout include a walk in pantry hidden from the kitchen through cabinetry as well as a large mudroom with built-ins and access to the triple garage. A relaxed second floor area has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, two bedrooms with private ensuites. The very spacious master retreat includes an upgraded walk-in closet, custom built-ins and luxurious 5 piece ensuite. There’s also a gym/bonus room off the master accessed from the hallway. The fully finished walkout level features a media room and enormous rec/family room with fireplace, wet bar, built-ins and French doors to the lower exterior patio. Also on the walkout level are the sixth bedroom and another full bathroom. This location is extremely rare to find and pride of ownership will leave you feeling like you want to come back….and stay forever.

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20 ASPEN RIDGE MANOR A culmination of French Country exterior and modern elegant interior collides in this captivating Aspen Estates home. This home has been evocatively conceived from every angle. Offering a 5 car garage with breezeway into home, 9 fireplaces, & 9 bathrooms this home exudes a warm and glamorous feel. Majestic 20ft. ceilings with barreled accents, custom lighting from Bocce and illustrious rare horizontal 9ft. fireplace. Floor to ceiling wenge cut oak panelled wall and expansive windows offering immense sunlight. Striking contemporary kitchen offering a seamless granite island, Viking appliances, walk-in pantry, with impressive cabinetry. The butler pantry presents amenities suitable for serving large dinner parties and leading you into the regal dining room with detailed ceiling and built-in cabinetry. Grand dual staircases provide easy access to second floor and lower level walkout. The second floor offers generously proportioned rooms each with their own ensuite. Upper bonus room, custom gym with 1/2 bath, infrared sauna and 2nd office or large storage room offer an atmosphere separate from the rest of the home. Lower level walkout incl. features such as custom built wine room holding appx. 1800 plus bottles of wine, media room, expansive oval wet bar, games room & golf simulator room with doors onto patio & easy access to backyard. Exterior landscaping with impressive outdoor living spaces including two levels of seating area with outdoor fireplaces, built-in BBQ, hot tub access & intricate hard landscaping surrounding property. Stone pillars, cedar, hart board and stucco accentuate the grandeur offerings of this exquisite home.

Offered at $5,999,900


LUXURY TRAVEL

LUXURY ON THE WATER

THE RITZ-CARLTON FORAYS INTO LUXURY CRUISES & THE LUXURY YACHT WORLD

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The newest venture from The Ritz-Carlton takes its legendary service, luxury amenities and beautifully designed spaces to sea. Each of the three custom-built yachts in its fleet features 149 suites, several lavish duplexes, a spa, a signature restaurant and a bar with on-board

entertainment. While the first voyage doesn’t set sail until 2019, future passengers can visually explore the journey that awaits. Named The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, this venture represents a unique foray into the cruise industry

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for a luxury hotel operator. The first of three lavish cruising yachts in this series is scheduled to take to sea in the fourth quarter of 2019, and distinguishes Marriott International as the only provider of luxury accommodations both on land and at sea. “The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will have a distinctive personality and the vessels are sure to be true stand outs in some of the most glamorous ports around the world,” said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. “This unique combination of

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yachting and cruising will usher in a new way

includes both overnight and daytime ports of

of luxury travel for guests seeking to discover

call, guests will be offered a uniquely curated

the world in a relaxed, casually elegant and

destination experience.

comfortable atmosphere with the highest level of personalized service.”

will measure 190-meters, accommodate up to

Itineraries are being developed with an intent

298 passengers, and feature 149 suites, each

to combine the lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton’s

with its own private balcony. The yacht will also

luxury resorts and the casual freedom of a

feature two 138 square-meter lavish duplex

yachting vacation. Calling at intimate and

penthouse suites, with modern craftsmanship

signature destinations alike, voyages will range

and interior finishes jointly designed by The

from seven to ten days. The first ship will cruise

Ritz-Carlton and leading cruise ship design

a wide variety of destinations depending on

firm, Tillberg Design of Sweden. The onboard

the season, including the Mediterranean,

experience will reflect the sublime comfort

Northern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin

and unparalleled level of individualized guest

America. Due to the intimate size of the vessel,

service for which the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand

the yacht will call at unique locations typically

is recognized; a first in the cruise industry.

not accessible to large cruise ships, from Capri and Portofino to St. Barths and the old town of Cartagena. With a relaxed pace, that

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The specially designed small capacity vessel

“The Ritz-Carlton is known for its legendary service and high standards,” said Douglas


Prothero

Managing

Director,

The

Ritz-

Carlton Yacht Collection. “We are delighted to collaborate with The Ritz-Carlton as our hospitality operator in offering the most exclusive yachting experience to be found at sea in a venture that will give new meaning to curated luxury travel,� continued Lars Clasen, Managing Director, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Throughout the journey, guests will indulge in a cruising style that is unparalleled in the ultra-luxury cruise and private yachting sectors. The Ritz-Carlton yachts will feature a restaurant by Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg; a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa; and a Panorama Lounge and wine bar, offering a wide variety of on-board entertainment. Additionally, the yacht will offer one-of-a-kind curated destination journeys through collaborations with local chefs, musicians and artists, allowing guests to experience the locations in unique and experiential ways, both onboard and ashore. Reservations will open in May 2018. The ships of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are also available for private charter. www. ritzca rlton. com/ en/ y a cht s .

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LUXURY REAL ESTATE

PERCHED ON THE HILL IN THE ESTATE COMMUNITY OF

PATTERSON HEIGHTS

42 PATINA LANE SOUTH WEST, PATTERSON HEIGHTS, CALGARY, ALBERTA OFFERED AT $2,798,000

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Welcome to Patina Lane, an exclusive street perched on

theatre room and a complete nanny suite on the second walk‑out

the hill in Patterson with architectural design capturing the

level. The quality of construction is outstanding from the millwork

most spectacular views in the City. When you walk into this impressive

detailing to the engineered structure. The curb appeal of this home is

home, your ‘jaw will drop’ when you see this view! This masterpiece

spectacular. The lighting and decor are absolutely exquisite. There is

was built with elegance and grandeur and offers fabulous amenities

no other home in the City with this unique design and location!

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for grand‑scale entertaining and family living. Features of this stunning five bedroom home include over 6,900 developed square feet, a ‘Gone

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with the Wind’ double staircase, a Par T Golf Simulator, an elevator

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shaft connecting all three levels, four fireplaces, a professional home

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LUXURY REAL ESTATE

LOCATED IN THE EXCLUSIVE ESTATE COMMUNITY OF

STONEPINE

56 GRANITE RIDGE, CALGARY, ALBERTA OFFERED AT $6,500,000 A contemporary ‘tour de force’ home with James

stone‑clad wood burning fireplaces on the outdoor deck and

Bond styled architectural elements. A resplendent

lower terrace, a butler’s pantry behind the main ‘Chef’s Gourmet’

South courtyard is completely surrounded by flowering trees.

kitchen, upper level offices with mountain views, incredible

Over 7,800 developed square feet of luxurious living space.

panel millwork detailing throughout and a cutting edge lower

Other features include a ‘railroad train’ workshop, a professional

level entertaining space with a curved walk-behind bar area, a

gym with an indoor pool, state-of-the art technological features.

billiards area and a lower patio with a built-in outdoor kitchen.

An indoor ‘potting room’ that opens onto the breath‑taking park-

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like backyard is ideal for summer gardening. Enjoy amenities

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such as an opulent dressing room off the main floor master suite,

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A PASTOR AL ACREAGE SET ON 4.31 ACRES IN

SPRINGBANK HILL 3028 85TH STREET SOUTH WEST, CALGARY, ALBERTA OFFERED AT $3,998,000

First time on the market!

A pastoral acreage in the middle of

the home include over 5,500 developed square feet, SIX upper level

Springbank Hill. A rare opportunity to live on 4.31 acres and be within

bedrooms, formal dining and living room areas, a country kitchen open

five minutes to all major amenities, schools, and recreational facilities!

to the breakfast nook and family room, an inviting front veranda, a deck

This beautiful home was built in 1998 and was architecturally designed

expanding to the East and Southerly portion of the home, a heated

by John Haddon. The rolling hills, natural landscape, pasture and play

oversized triple garage and a lower level walk-out with a former ballet/

areas are magical and the timeless classic architecture of the home is

yoga studio and another bedroom.

perfect for the serene setting. The land features a fabulous well at 5 GPM, numerous grazing and pasture areas, pockets of trees for kids

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forts and treehouses and set in behind the property is a creek and

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the pathway system for the Springbank Hill community. Features of

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LOC ATED IN THE AWARD-WINNING COMMUNIT Y COMMUNIT Y OF

ELBOW VALLEY 268 SNOWBERRY CIRCLE, CALGARY, ALBERTA OFFERED AT $3,998,000

This magnificent ‘Robert Stern’ styled masterpiece was designed by

fireplace, an incredible South veranda, and a lower level theatre room,

McDowell & Associates and was built by Granville Homes. The yard

family room area, guest bedroom and walk-behind bar area. There is

and views are truly stunning! Features include outstanding architectural

no other home in the area that matches this location and quality!

detailing, over 7,400 developed square feet in the main house, four large bedrooms on the upper level, a detached carriage house with

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a four car garage below, another attached three car garage, post and

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beam ceiling detailing in the main living room, a wood‑burning stone

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LOC ATED IN THE COMMUNIT Y OF

WEST SPRINGS 20 WEXFORD PLACE SOUTH WEST, CALGARY, ALBERTA OFFERED AT $2,749,800

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac on one of the largest lots in the

windows flooding the interior with streams of natural light, custom

community of West Springs, this “Elle Decor” architectural masterpiece

designed and built cabinetry and millwork throughout, ‘designer’ light

boasts over 6,100 square feet of developed living space showcasing

fixtures, wide plank European White Oak hardwood floors, imported

the highest quality of finishes throughout. This incredible home was

Italian floor tiles in every bathroom, beautiful quartzite countertops

custom designed and built with the most discerning ‘eye for design’.

throughout and the highest quality of appliances, including Wolf

The interior design and space planning elements are outstanding.

and Miele. The quadruple, tandem garage is oversized, heated and

The exterior architecture boasts peaked rooflines, extensive natural

completely finished with epoxy floors and also allows adequate height

stone detailing (Atwood Castle Stone) and a coveted outdoor dining

for a car lift.

and living area complete with a stone‑clad, wood burning fireplace

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and an architecturally striking pergola. The fabulous floor plan offers

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FIVE beautiful bedrooms, a total of SIX bathrooms, incredible large

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A SPECTACUL AR CUSTOM HOME IN THE EXCLUSIVE SPRINGBANK COMMUNIT Y OF

GR ANDVIEW PARK 33 GRANDVIEW GROVE, CALGARY, ALBERTA OFFERED AT $2,640,000

This fabulous custom built bungalow offers over 6000 sf of developed

level impresses with a family room and games area, a stylish wet bar, a

living space and is situated on a beautiful, 2 Acre parcel boasting a

wine room, a designated media room, an exercise room as well as two

private pond and lovely views. The exterior architecture is outstanding,

additional bedrooms, each with a bathroom. The colossal garages can

from the extensive brick and timber detailing to the magnificent large

accommodate parking for at least five cars and car lifts. The lovely pond

windows bringing the outdoors in, to the multiple outdoor entertaining

is ideal for skating and playing pond hockey in the winter months. This is

areas complete with ambient fireplaces. The main level features a

a special home for a special family!

gigantic great room, a ‘gourmet chef’s’ kitchen complete with high end appliances, including a ‘Forno’ pizza oven, a spacious dining room, a den

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with solid wood built-ins, a luxurious master retreat and 6-Pc ensuite, as

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well as a large guest bedroom with a sitting area and ensuite. The lower

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EXCEPTIONAL LUXURY HOME WITH GORGEOUS MOUNTAIN VIEWS IN

ROCKY RIDGE 29 ROCKCLIFF GROVE NORTH WEST, CALGARY, ALBERTA OFFERED AT $1,649,800

Spectacular mountain views with private, cul-de-sac, location backing

heated floor and opulent steam shower. Walkout basement features

onto impressive pond and green space, in this 4,228 livable square foot,

radiant, in-floor heating, large recreation room with home theatre and

5 bedroom + 4.5 bath, SAM Award nominated property, built by Crystal

blackout curtains, wet-bar with fridge and dishwasher, large 5th bedroom

Creek Homes! Brilliant curb appeal with impressive front elevation,

and plenty of storage. This home also boasts an oversized triple garage,

nestled on a 0.20 acre pie lot with fully-finished, walkout basement.

impressive laundry room, Goldenrod exposed aggregate driveway and

Main level showcases 10 ft ceilings, stone fireplace, beautiful Maple

patio, huge extended deck, central air-conditioning, alarm/security

hardwood flooring, Hunter Douglas remote blinds, chef’s dream kitchen

system, and it’s just steps to great amenities, pathways, the amazing new

with huge island, exotic granite countertops, high-end stainless steel

YMCA Northwest Recreation & Sportsplex, new Renert Private School,

appliances, gorgeous copper hood fan, custom cabinetry, walk-in pantry,

and close to Tuscany LRT station. The perfect family home.

built-in wine fridge and reverse osmosis water filtration. Lavish curved

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staircase to second level leads to large bonus room, perfect for media

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and entertainment, three large bedrooms, large master with stunning

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mountain views, walk-in closet and luxurious 6-piece ensuite bath, with

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SOPHISTIC ATED INNER-CIT Y HOME WITH MODERN DESIGN ELEMENTS

WEST HILLHURST 2305 THIRD AVENUE NORTH WEST, CALGARY, ALBERTA OFFERED AT $1,088,000

Fabulous inner-city home with sophisticated modern design elements!

kitchen area. The exquisite open stairwell features open risers and leads

This strikingly appointed ‘West Hillhurst’ home is set on a beautifully

to the second level bedroom quarters. The master bedroom features a

landscaped lot with mature trees and a sunny South ‘courtyard-styled’

cozy fireplace and large walk-in closet. The luxurious ensuite features a

terrace.

Features include two outdoor balconies, unique window

frameless glass shower with multi-head jets and a rainfall extension, a

designs, 3100 developed sf of living space, three bedrooms, three full

Bain Ultra jetted soaker bathtub and double floating vanities with raised

bathrooms, a double detached garage, exposed aggregate front steps

sinks. The laundry room is conveniently located on the second level.

and sidewalks, and an upper level office/lounge area. The designer

Lower level spaces include a recreation room featuring a three‑sided

‘Elle Décor’ kitchen features sleek European cabinetry with horizontal

fireplace and an additional bedroom with full bathroom.

windows below the cabinets, Hanstone Quartz countertops, a computer

elements from the custom millwork detailing to flat painted ceilings and

desk area and a high-end appliance package (Subzero refrigerator,

tigerwood floors are truly impeccable!

Design

Electrolux gas cooktop/oven and Asko dishwasher). The formal dining area features a built-in server, illuminated by a designer light fixture. The

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main living room features a stainless steel framed gas fireplace, a door

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Team Philosophy Our firm, Engel & Völkers, is a global company, with over 725 Engel & Völkers offices in 39 countries on 6 continents. We are specialists for the brokerage of high-end properties in the world's most beautiful locations. The Starnes Group at Engel & Völkers delivers excellence in real estate through superior client service, expert market knowledge, exemplary marketing, technical and negotiating savvy, extensive resources and contacts, and most importantly, total dedication to your needs. Headed by Rachelle Starnes, a Private Office Advisor and Award-Winning Realtor within Engel & Völkers, The Starnes Group at Engel & Völkers Calgary is a group of professionals dedicated to the highest standards of confidentiality and discretion. The Starnes Group is supported by Licensed Associate Broker Mel Loewen, who has worked in Calgary as a Broker for 30 years in all aspects of real estate. The dedicated Advisor Team includes Alicja Rudolf and Jeff Tincher, our Senior Licensed Real Estate Advisors; Niki Taggart and Katina Martin, our Real Estate Advisors specializing in acreages and communities of Springbank and South of the city and Christopher Zee, our Real Estate Advisor specializing in real estate investment portfolios for our International Market speaking fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. Clients choose The Starnes Group because the team offers a high level of knowledge, including a superior level of service and counsel to Sellers and Buyers. The Starnes Group serves discerning clients in the upper echelons of their fields who seek expertise in the purchase or sale of residential properties throughout the city and surrounding areas. Our clients have included leaders in the private business sector, natural resources, financial services, real estate development, law, entertainment, technology, apparel, and hospitality. Please give us a call if you are thinking about selling your unique property and we would be happy to meet with you to discuss our marketing strategies, our views on current market conditions and our perspective on the future real estate market.

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CALGARY’S FINEST

PEACE BRIDGING THE GAP FOR MILLITARY FAMILIES WORDS: KATE MISSINE :: IMAGES: JULIE VINCENT PHOTOGRAPHY

In the pre-dawn darkness on June 17th, 2017, Calgary’s iconic Peace Bridge was abuzz with action. “The first time I saw the bridge, I thought, wouldn’t this be a great place to have lunch?” recalls George Brookman, co-chair of Calgary’s Breakfast on the Bridge, as staff members rushed around him setting up Canadian flaginspired red and white décor. “Here we are, at 4 o’clock in the morning, and we’re about to produce the third Breakfast on the Bridge to benefit military families.”

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A well-known Calgary businessman, Brookman first got the idea

night of the year, under the Peace Bridge’s landmark red and white

for the event when his friend, Murray McKan, organized the ‘Field

arches.

of Crosses’ event as a tribute to fallen soldiers.

“Our vets and their military families make a number of amazing

“He [Brookman] was struck by the event and thought, ‘wouldn’t

sacrifices,” commented Abbot; “This is a small drop in the bucket

be great for us to do a fundraiser for the military families to try

but it’s the right thing to do.”

to address some of the post-traumatic stress disorder issues?’” told us Fraser Abbot, director of Business Development at Hotel Arts, which organized and catered the event. The next step was to plan Breakfast on the Bridge: a one-of-a-kind fundraiser aiding the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre in supporting military families and victims of PTSD; held on summer solstice, the longest

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Coinciding with Canada’s 150th anniversary, Breakfast on the Bridge 2017 gathered an elite crowd of 250 community leaders, movers, shakers, and philantropists. Walking down a path lined by uniformed servicemen to the sounds of the Canadian anthem, guests were greeted by a cocktail hour serving the signature


cocktail French 75, named after an artillery gun used in World War I. A sunrise ceremony took place at 5:30 am, followed by speeches and memorable performances. Representatives of the Calgary Flames Foundation, TELUS, TD Bank and others were among the invitees, joined by notable figures including Minister of Veteran Affairs Ken Hare, Canadian businessman W. Brett Wilson, and Calgary Stampede Indian Princess Savanna Sparvier. The keynote speaker and guest of honor was Canada’s Minister of Defence and veteran of Afghanistan, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, who gave a powerful talk on Canada’s role within the world. Soulful melodies by singer songwriter Don Amero and bagpipe musicians set a moving mood, as attendees were served breakfast courtesy of Hotel Arts featuring all-Canadian specialties such as beaver tails. The event raised around $150,000, with proceeds going to support the families of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. “It resonates with me because my dad had PTSD when he came back from the second World War. We now look back and realize, if only we’d known,” commented Charles Hamel, Calgary Military Family Resource Center board chair. “It was just so wonderful to see George have this vision and then make the vision come to reality.”

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LUXURY AUTOMOBILES

THE LEVANTE S

MASERATI’S

FABULOUS ITALIAN STALLION

MAKES ITS MARK IN THE LUXURY SUV CATEGORY WORDS: KATE MISSINE

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When you hear Maserati, you think speed demon. An ultra-fast, low, beautifully impractical affair, with just enough room for a thrill-seeking driver and one lucky

companion zooming down the open road. The 2017 Levante S is about to change all that. Make no mistake though. The Italian brand’s very first luxury crossover SUV may come with plenty of carseat space, but its sporty heritage marks it unmistakably a Maserati – a drive for everyday adventurers and outbound explorers.

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Sleek and dynamic as one would expect from a Maserati,

doesn’t sacrifice speed for comfort, easily hitting 100

and sporting the brand’s iconic bold grille, the 2017

km/h in 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 264 km/h.

Maserati Levante S, which debuted at the 2016 Geneva

Fuel efficiency doesn’t suffer either: Levante scores

Motor Show, is, according to the company, “a turning

10.9 l/100  km on the NEDC test cycle, with 253  g/km

point in Maserati’s history.” Named after the warm

CO2 emissions. A lightweight body, 50-50% weight

Mediterranean wind that can instantaneously shift

distribution, and the lowest centre of gravity in its class

from mild to gale force, the Levante S is a master of

deliver an agility not typically seen in an SUV.

adaptability, maneuvering from smooth city sailing to off-road trekking at a turn.

Offered standard are the Levante’s active-air suspension, with five ride heights and six levels, along with Maserati’s

Powered by Maserati’s signature 430 hp V6, the SUV

acclaimed Skyhook shock absorbers that ensure all-

terrain comfort; and the intelligent Q4 All-Wheel-Drive

In the cabin, seating for five and plenty of cargo room

and new Torque Vectoring system that combine handling

are outfitted in fine Italian leather, wood or carbon-fiber

capabilities that face on- and off-road conditions with

trims and a choice of Sport or Luxury packages, including

ease, ensuring safety on rough surfaces or in extreme

an exclusive Zegna Package silk interior. A number of

weather conditions. An eight-speed automatic ZF

high-tech innovations include adaptive cruise control,

gearbox allows for seamless gear shifts and a choice

numerous safety warning systems, and a new 8.4-inch

of four drive modes, “Normal”, I.C.E., “Sport” and

touchscreen, along with Apple CarPlay®, Android

“Off-road”, with each intelligently directing engine,

Auto and Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound. The 2017

transmission, suspension and electronics to provide the

Maserati Levante S starts at around $84,000.

most effective driving experience.

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STUNNING 360Ëš VISTA FROM THIS MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY!!

BEAUTIFUL WINTERGREEN WOODS

MLS# C4122319 You’ll experience a journey of delightful surprises when viewing this exceptional home. This 3183 sq. ft. walk-out bungalow on 2 acres in Wintergreen Woods has tremendous views of the golf course and the rolling hills beyond. Backing onto a 13 acre environmental reserve offers lots of privacy. But it is the interior of the home that is truly impressive. The inlaid Travertine marble floor in the entry sets the tone. From there, a very open and bright great room and dining area with huge windows overlooks the back yard.

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$ 1,299,000 An expanded custom kitchen with top grade appliances and loads of windows showcases the front view. The master suite truly has all the features you would love: large sleeping area with wrap-around windows, a huge closet, and a beautiful en suite. Downstairs are 3 large bedrooms, a family room, a large craft room, a full bath, and a private, well-appointed home office. And finally, a place for fun over the garage, with a billiards area, a wet bar, and a commercial grade indoor golf simulator.


MLS# C4092116

NEW PRICE

P R I V AT E H I L LT O P R E T R E AT

MLS# C4110357 Exceptional home, exceptional location, exceptional setting, exceptional features, and exceptional views! One of the best locations in the unique community of Saddle & Sirloin, bordering onto crown land and close to K-Country (tremendous selection of riding/hiking trails), features a very large common pasture (you can keep horses on your own lot too), a 100’x200’ outdoor riding arena, and a picturesque picnic shelter located right beside Bragg Creek, which meanders through the common land.

NEW PRICE $ 899,000 This exclusive home includes an elevator, expansive master bedroom and ensuite, a gourmet kitchen, a comfortable family room, a library and, many other fine features. Entertaining in this home is a delight with its gorgeous living room/dining room highlighted by three arched windows rescued from a demolished church. The view is so incredible that a second storey loft, with deck, was incorporated. All this is just a 30 min. drive from Calgary!

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LUXURY AUTOMOBILES

$13 MILLION

ROLLS-ROYCE SWEPTAIL EVOKING THE SPIRIT OF THE 1920’S ROLLS ROYCE VINTAGE MODELS

In 2013, a valued long-time customer – an automobile connoisseur and discerning collector of unique cars, yachts, and aircraft – approached the RollsRoyce Motor Cars design team with a very particular request: a coachbuilt two seater coupé featuring a large panoramic glass roof, that evokes the classic RollsRoyce spirit of the of the 1920s and 1930s.

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Director of Design Giles Taylor wasted no time sketching out the concept for the client’s dream machine – a process culminating in a spellbinding addition to the Rolls-Royce bespoke lineup: the RollsRoyce Sweptail. “Sweptail is the automotive equivalent of Haute Couture,” said Taylor. “This customer came to the House of Rolls-Royce with an idea, shared in the creative process where we advised him on his cloth, and then we tailored that cloth to him. You might say we cut the cloth for the suit of clothes that he will be judged by.” The ‘suit’, in this case, is a sublime creation of carbon fiber and glass, sweeping over the two-seater coupe’s elegant lines and into the exquisite interior. Upfront, the focal point is the brand’s iconic Pantheon grille, the largest of any modern-era Royce, milled from solid aluminum and hand-polished. Tapered ‘swept tail’ rear ends, inspired by the early 20th century Phantoms, lend the car its name and signature silhouette, accented with a sweeping roofline, round doors, and a raked stern coup de gras borrowed from its racing heritage. The bodywork wraps seamlessly under the car akin to the hull of a yacht, with no visible boundaries. Giving the automobile its truly distinct personality is the panoramic glass roof; one of the largest and most complex ever seen, it allows the cabin to be flooded with natural light and unveils the interior – a masterpiece in its own right. Clean-lined and minimalist, the highlight here is on the quality of materials and impeccable handcrafting. Polished Macassar Ebony and open-pore Paldao adorn the cabin in abundance, the play of dark and light emphasized by contrasting light Moccasin and Dark Spice leathers. A sleek Macassar dashboard embeds a nifty titanium clock, and a wood-and-glass hat shelf lines the rear. Hidden along the sides is a pair of carbon fiber and leather attaché cases, along with a set of matching custom luggage for the discerning traveller in the trunk. In a final touch of luxe, the center console conceals an automated champagne cooler; at the press of a button, a bottle of vintage champagne – of the client’s birth year, no less – appears along with two crystal flutes. A car that serves its owner’s every whim, as if by magic – could we expect any less from the automaker that conceived the bespoke automobile?

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LUXURY TECH

WORLD’S LARGEST

WIDESCREEN TV C SEED UNVEILS THE WORLD’S LARGEST 4K WIDESCREEN TV - C SEED 262

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Excellent news for the happy few whose living room is large enough to accommodate a display with a world record diagonal of 262 inches or 6,65 meters: You can stop thinking big and start thinking giant.

Austrian-based luxury electronics brand C SEED has earned worldwide recognition and a prestigious design award with groundbreaking outdoor entertainment systems, collaborating with Porsche Design to launch the world-record C SEED 201 outdoor

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TV and, recently, teaming up with L-Acoustics to create the amazing C SEED 125 outdoor sound system. Now these technology innovators have turned their attention to indoors, where up to now conventional wisdom dictated that full cinematic entertainment is only available in a private movie theater in a remote corner of a luxury mansion. C SEED changes this game, introducing the 262, an enormous 6144 mm by 2574 mm 4k LED TV display with black LED technology for higher contrast, latest UHD technology for a really dynamic picture and a color spectrum far beyond conventional TVs, and ultra-high 800 nits brightness for the perfect viewing experience even in bright daylight conditions. The unit comes with an integrated 4k media server and six integrated high-end speakers for total quality sound in a 7.1. or 9.1 cinema surround configuration and a motorized custom high end fabric cover to hide the screen at the click of a button. Effective immediately, the new C SEED 262 is available around the world. www. cs e e d . tv /i n d o o r-tv

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LUXURY AUTOMOBILES

BUGATTI

UNVEILS THE CHIRON INSPIRED

SEXY & SPORTY SUPERYACHT

BUGATTI NINIETTE 66

In an ingenious collaboration with renowned yacht designer Palmer Johnson, the legendary French automaker Bugatti unveiled the Bugatti Niniette 66, named after the nickname of Lidia Bugatti, daughter of Bugatti’s founder – a 66-foot long, limited-edition sport superyacht that draws its inspiration from the Bugatti Chiron, the brand’s spectacularly powerful, $2.6-million automobile.

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What do you get when a supercar maker teams up with the name behind

some of the world’s most prestigious yachts? A sport vessel so luxurious, it can only be a Bugatti.

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In the works since 2015, the sleek, futuristic machine is the

Below the deck, the cabin eschews multiple rooms in favor of

body of a wave-breaking vessel, with the soul of a sports car.

an expansive salon, set with sofas and entertainment tech. The

Harnessing the Chiron’s thrilling DNA, the yacht, made of carbon

flowing lines and horseshoe silhouette are, again, a nod to the

fiber composite, shows Bugatti’s signature engineering in a

Chiron’s iconic look, with trademark details throughout like the

symmetrical layout and sweeping curves, and hits a top speed

playful ‘macaron’ skylight. Further alluding to its automotive

of 44 knots – and makes for an impossibly smooth sail as you

heritage are the textures: rich leather and nubuck juxtaposed with

luxuriate in one of its sumptuously outfitted spaces.

polished metal and carbon. A king-sized bed centers the master

An airy upper deck in naturally blue morta oak wood and leather seating opens to the salt-scented breeze, with a sophisticated, vaguely space-age infotainment control panel and helm chairs.

bedroom sanctuary with plenty of personal space; and marbleaccented baths and fully-equipped galley kitchen ensure every need is covered.

At the lower level, a sun pad, lounging area, and champagne bar

With a not-yet-disclosed price point (but rumored to hover

are complemented by a private Jacuzzi, and a fire-pit for cozy

somewhere in the $2 to $4 million range) and only 66 yachts

gatherings.

available for sale, deliveries of the limited-edition yacht to its fortunate recipients will begin March 2018.

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Calgary's premier luxury lifestyle magazine

Luxury Living Calgary's Finest #115  

Calgary's premier luxury lifestyle magazine

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