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EDITOR IN CHIEF MARCO PERALTA

PUBLISHER MIGUEL PERALTA

PUBLIC RELATIONS MERCEDES PERIER

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ART DIRECTOR OLGA MILJKO

FASHION DIRECTOR ANNA RUIZ

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CONTRIBUTORS

GRAPHIC DESIGN: MARCO PERALTA WRITERS: GIULIANO GERONYMO, MARIANA GUIMARAES PHOTOGRAPHERS: OLGA MILJKO, EDEN BLANCO, LIGTHSEED STUDIO, EVA HART, FRANCOIS HALLARD MODELS: LAKEN MILIJKO, ANASTASIA MERKURYEVA WARDROBE: ANNA RUIZ MAKE-UP: MAGGIE STRUNK, FATIMA VELASQUEZ

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Do you want to become an editorial contributor? Contact Marco@ChicMiamiMag.com Copyright 2019 MIAMI LUXURY REPORT LLC - CHIC MIAMI MAGAZINE is published 4 times a year.

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Real Estate 16 RESIDENCES BY ARMANI CASA 18 ASTON MARTIN RESIDENCES 20 THE ESTATES AT ACQUALINA 24 TURNBERRY OCEAN CLUB 26 RITZ CARLTON 28 57 OCEAN CONDO 66 ARKUP

Featured 08 CHIC EVENTS 10 2019 SPRING FASHION GUIDE 46 CITY OF COLOUR 58 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO AWAKEN? 60 SPRING WITHIN 64 VIZCAYA PRESERVATION LUNCHEON Top: STELLA MCCARTNEY available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shorts: ALEXIS shoes: SAINT LAURENT available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland

Sponsors 02 BELLO SPAZIO FORNITURE 04 MIAVICTORIA 24 ATLANTIS ONE JETS BY KEB GROUP 30 BANKERS MORTGAGE LENDING 40 CL YACHTS 54 MERCY’S CHOICE

CHIC Women

Power Couples

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42 HANS LO & CARMEN LAU

34 IRINA ROSTOVA

44 GABRIEL & ANGELA COLLAZO

36 KSENIA LUTFULLINA 38 JULIANA FAUS 52 ASHLEY GADDI

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CHICEvents CHIC Things to do, ART, Sport events & Music. Spring is here. The temperature in Miami is getting hotter than ever. Thousands of travelers are heading south to sun-bathe in our never-ending turquoise waters. Here is the list of the most CHIC events you should be aware of.

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May 9, 10 & 11 at 8:00 PM 404 NW 26TH ST. www.nu-deco.org

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SUNFEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

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WORLD POLO LEAGUE BEACH POLO, MIAMI BEACH

April 26th - 28th COLLINS BETWEEN 21st & 22nd ST. www.miamipolocup.com

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THE ROLLING STONES CONCERT

MEMORIAL DAY AIR & SEA SHOW FESTIVAL April 20th HARD ROCK STADIUM www.hardrockstadium.com/events

May 2 - 5 DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH www.sunfest.com

Courtesy Credits 1: FAENA, 2: NU DECO, 3: miamipolocup.com 4: hardrockstadium.com/events, 5: Sunfest.com 6: usasalute.com

Memorial Day Weekend - May 25 - 26 ON THE BEACH / 11TH & 15TH ST. www. usasalute.com

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C H IC MMAGAZINE IA M I CHIC MIAMI

CO N SCIOUS - H OL IST IC - IN S PIRIN G - CRE AT IVE

A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR CHIC Miami magazine is a premium lifestyle publication & the preferred choice for luxury advertisers. We are inspired by fashion, branded real estate, wellness, ocean front living and luxury brands. Our main purpose is to create a one of a kind experience for our readers, who ultimately become part of our unique and Inspirational way of living.

We pay attention to every little detail and honor the importance of offering content of value. Our hearts and souls are engraved into this issue, and the material we present to you was very lovingly curated. We are particularly proud and excited about the featured section “CHIC Women.” The women we interviewed in this issue talk about their personal experiences, hard work, dedication, and passion for what they do. They share how they reached their life goals, and contribute with their story to empower other women.

Thank you for taking the time to read CHIC Miami. We sincerely hope you enjoy every page as much as we enjoyed writing it. Feel free to contact us with feedback, ideas and suggestions, we’ll kindly respond to you. We look forward to creating a relationship with you based on our mutual passion for the highest standards in life!

- Marco Peralta / Editor-In-Chief

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FASHION GUIDE

HOW TO INCORPORATE TRENDS INTO YOUR CLOSET SPRING COLLECTIONS OF 2019 ARE OFFERING US MORE THAN 100 TRENDS FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON. WE HAVE EXCLUSIVELY PRE-SELECTED 6 MAIN TRENDS OF SS19 THAT OUR CHIC WOMEN READERS CAN EASILY INCORPORATE IN THEIR CLOSETS. THESE STYLES ARE DEFINITELY HEAD TURNERS SO WHETHER YOU CHOOSE A BEIGE COLOR PALETTE FROM HEAD TO TOE OR ACCENTING WITH A SCREAMING NEON YOU WILL EFFORTLESSLY PULL OFF A SUPER TRENDY LOOK.Â

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6 TRENDS FOR SPRING 2019 THAT WILL REFRESH YOUR WARDROBE

Proenza Schoule Printed Tie-Dye Cotton-Poplin Shirt $950 available at www.modaoperandi.com

CALIFORNIA DREAMING TIE-DYE is one of the inescapable trends of spring 2019. Many designers tapped into the California lifestyle and presented us with plenty of options ranging from PRADA cocktail dresses to R13 screaming blazers and Proenza Schouler purses.

LET’S GET IT DONE The “Utility” trend. It comes as no surprise that women today are finally being recognized as powerful, industry leaders and the world’s top designers are taking note. Reminiscent of a utility worker uniform, designers are creating pieces with multiple pockets to allow a woman to store all the “tools” she may need. Whether it be a wallet, a phone or a tube of lipstick, with the utility look everything she needs will be within reach.

GONE FISHING Fishnets have long adorned the legs of the overtly sexy a have been embraced by the alternative and daring. Beginning in 2017, this trend has gone mainstream. Spring 2019 runways saw fishnets and crochet show up in the form of dresses, resort wear, shoes, accessories and more.

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ON THE BRIGHT SIDE Try to count how many neon colored outfits you saw in this season’s ruway shows and I’ll bet you lose count. Neon made its way up last year and is holding strong for SS 2019. There are way too many color combinations to mention, just make sure to bring out your bright side out when wearing neon. Dare to wear complete neon looks and use color blocking then you’ll be all set for spring 2019.

Off-white stripy color block heeled sandals $510 available at www.farfetch.com

EVERYTHING VS SHORTS IN THE NUDE Another trend you can’t skip is all nude everything. Designers like Max Mara, Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli, Maison Margiela and Celine (with newly appointed creative director Hedi Slimane) dressed their models in head to toe nude, beige, and overall neutral colors for the SS 2019 season.

Try to count how many neon colored outfits you saw in this season’s runway shows and I’ll bet you lose count. Neon made its way up last year and is holding strong for SS 2019. There are way too many color combinations to mention, just make sure to bring out your bright side out when wearing neon. Dare to wear coplete neon looks and use color blocking then you’ll be all set for spring 2019.

Why do I really want to highlight this trend? Simply because all spectrums of beige paired together in one complete look will always allow you to look sophisticated and elevated. And, if you wan proof, try to count how many nude dresses you saw at this year’s Golden Globe ceremony.

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Fashion Name Brands & Real Estate How Ultra-high-end Name Brands & Fashion Designers are transforming Miami’s luxury condo real estate. The Residences by ARMANI Casa, ASTON Martin Residences, The Estates at Acqualina, The RITZ Carlton, One Thousand Museum & Porsche Design Tower. These iconic condo projects are the most attractive options for demanding buyers & investors. Their signature ensures excellency, quality, and top-of-the-line products. Today, trusted names are essential in a competitive real estate market. Real estate has become one more luxury good. “In a way, it’s the ultimate luxury good in Miami”. It is relevant to mention that when we talk about “fashion” we are not only referring exclusively to designers, we are also including luxury name brands, and world renowned architects. As Coco Chanel once complemented both and said herself. “Fashion is Architecture”. It is a matter of proportions. Luxury Pre-Construction experts Miguel and Marco Peralta “The Miami Real Estate Twins”, explain the great benefits of investing in these type of developments. What’s the main reason these “Fashion Name Brand Buildings” are a good investment? The main reason is very simple; most educated investors are looking for quality. Buyers are attracted to these fashion brands because of their iconic prestige, quality, and exclusivity. When you invest in these brands, you are not buying only a condo, you are becoming part of a very exclusive segment of the world’s population. When investors buy a condo at The ASTON Martin Residences, they don’t say “I have a condo in Miami”, they say “I have an ASTON Martin condo” in Miami. “It’s simply a status thing”.

Our main focus is to create unique experiences for our clients. Our business depends on the quality of what we do, because our very own lives are invested in the outcome. Are you suggesting that fashion name branded projects offer more quality than non-branded condos? Yes, we believe that developers that partner up with fashion designers, luxury name brands, or world renowned architects that have a strong legacy can make a bigger impact. Joint ventures with names like “Giorgio Armani” or “Aston Martin” are brilliant. These Brands will never jeopardize their high standards by being associated with poor quality proyects. Mr. Armani for example, is very involved in every single detail of The Armani Residences. If you are conscious about quality and style, you don’t think twice when purchasing a condo at the Aston Martin Residences. These brands not only “lend” their names, they put their signature in the real estate they are associated with. Owning a condo at One Thousand Museum knowing that Saha Hadid was the architect is an assurance of top-of-the-line quality, construction and design. You can not go wrong investing in these iconic giant names. Today, buyers are more cautious about investing in luxury real estate. Their buying decisions are now made out of trust and confidence in their investment. These ultra luxury brands can definitely offer everything they are looking for.

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In general, we feel that the partnership between developers and high fashion brands bring a whole new level of quality to buyers in Miami. Would you say these fashion condos hold better value in today’s market? Absolutely! We have definitely seen in past years that buying a branded property, makes the condo hold it’s value better than others. Or at least that is the general perception when you choose between a fashionable condo and a non-branded one. You not only buying real estate, you are buying a unique concept. We are well aware in today’s most demanding market, having these fashion names behind the projects, it really assures a much better quality for the buyers. The logic behind it is very simple. You are buying the lifestyle that designer brands have created in the luxury world. It is a little ironic that two of these great developments have amazing names attached to them and the artists are no longer with us. This is definitely the case of the Estates at Acqualina where fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (1933 - 2019) designed the lobby. So is the case with One Thousand Museum where architect Saha Hadid (1950 - 2016) designed this prestigious gem. You want to talk about value? Investing at any of these developments is practically owning a piece of Architectural piece of ART. Marco & Miguel Peralta Broker Associates For Dezer Platinum Realty (305) 988-2269 / (305) 988-2774 theperaltabrothers@gmail.com Instagram: @The_Peralta_Brothers

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Through his Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio, legendary designer Giorgio Armani brings this inimitable sensibility and talent for understated elegance to the Residences by Armani/Casa.

“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.” Giorgio Armani

Residential interiors are modern and elegant yet truly relaxed with floor-to-ceiling windows offering incomparable views over countless miles of soft white sand and turquoise water. Spacious terraces create a seamless expansion of living space into the fresh air. Rich textiles in a palette of softly dramatic tones create an atmosphere of timeless sophistication throughout the lobby and common areas. Ambient lighting and artfully arranged furnishings ?offer a relaxing ambience for conversation.

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Mr. Armani’s vision begins here. Learn more about ARMANI/CASA Marco & Miguel Peralta Broker Associates For Dezer Platinum Realty (305) 988-2269 theperaltabrothers@gmail.com Instagram: @The_Peralta_Brothers


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ASTON MARTIN RESIDENCES PERFECTLY REFLECTING A NAME OF LEGEND

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A special edition ASTON MARTIN DB11 will be commissioned as the perfect compliment for a very select few residents. Every aspect of the Aston Mrtin Residences has been carefully considered to provide the perfect balance between maximisation of space, optimal light and views, and the needs of today’s modern cosmopolitan lifestyles. Marco & Miguel Peralta Broker Associates For Dezer Platinum Realty (305) 988.2269 (305) 988.2774 theperaltabrothers@gmail.com Instagram: @The_Peralta_Brothers

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LOBBIES BY KARL LAGERFELD

A breathtaking panorama of Atlantic Ocean and city views surrounds every residence.

THE ESTATES AT ACQUALINA A Celebration of Art, Architecture & Lifestyle Conceived as the World’s Finest Residences, The Estates at Acqualina offers dramatically proportioned and exquisitely designed residences that feature extraordinary terraces.

Imagine the charm of the Mediterranean villa combined with the luxury of a Florida resort on the beach. Here the elegant ambiance embodies the spirit of comfort & enjoyment on over four and a half acres along the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Located on the pristine white sand beaches of Sunny Isles, that is known as Florida’s Riviera.


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Residences at The Estates at Acqualina are priced from $4.2 to 9.0 million.

The Estates at Acqualina offers 245 luxurious residences from three to seven bedrooms in two, 50-story boutique towers, Via Acqualina 777 and Via Acqualina 888.

Penthouses & Single Family Home prices: Upon request.

Each estate in the sky will be delivered furniture ready, and equipped with the finest appliances, imported stone counter-tops, smart-home technology and 10-foot 6-inch ceilings. Each master suite will boast his and her bathroom suites with imported onyx counter-tops and walls and marble floors, a steam mist shower, a free-standing tub, an ocean-view shower and elaborate his and her dressing rooms.

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Marco & Miguel Peralta Broker Associates For Dezer Platinum Realty (305) 988-2269 theperaltabrothers@gmail.com Instagram: @The_Peralta_Brothers


When you find a residence that feels right, you just know it. When you enter a residence at Turnberry Ocean Club, you instantly appreciate the superb architecture. A luxury tower must contain more than just efficient floor plans and an innovating design, it must have a soul, provide a lifestyle and a level of service that is unrivaled.


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MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES OF OWNERSHIP For a limited time all buyers will have access to the prestigious “JW Marriott Miami Turnberry® Resort & Spa.”

3 STORIES DEVETOED ENTIRELY TO AMENITIES REDEFINING THE MIAMI DREAM, AS ENVISIONED BY TURNBERRY Marco & Miguel Peralta Broker Associates For Dezer Platinum Realty (305) 988-2269 theperaltabrothers@gmail.com Instagram: @The_Peralta_Brothers

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IN-HOUSE AIRCRAFT FINANCING AIRCRAFT CONSULTATION, ACCEPTANCE & DELIVERY SERVICES AIRCRAFT REFURBISHING AND DESIGN SERVICES AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT SERVICES FLIGHT CREW AND PILOT MENTORING SERVICES AIRCRAFT PARTNERSHIP / CO-OWNERSHIP PROGRAMS AIRCRAFT BROKERING SERVICES

We are known to be “The Expert” and are very proud to be the one stop to go place for customer satisfaction when it comes to acquiring these highly desired aircraft. There is no better way to enjoy the comfort of privacy when it comes to traveling from point to point. For more information about our services on these late generation aircraft please feel free to contact us.

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The EMBRAER Phenom 100 & 300 and the HondaJet will give you the most comfortable, efficient and technically advanced experience of an Executive Jet offering the largest cabin in its class with plentiful natural light and space delivering serenity throughout. These best selling light business jets offer true Private Jet travel experience for your needed mission and not to mention attract a crowd on the ramp on top of it!

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DISCOVER THE PRIVET SIDE of MIAMI BEACH

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, a private property that will include 111 condominium homes and 15 single-family villas, will bring together exceptional amenities and services with modern architecture and design unmatched in South Florida.


A LEGENDARY REPUTATION for EXCELLENCE IN THE HOSPITALITY WORLD, ONE NAME STANDS APART FROM ALL OTHERS: THE RITZ-CARLTON The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach is spread across seven acres with unobstructed vistas of lake, ocean and city. Piero Lissoni has taken full advantage of this incredible asset, and drawn the lines of each of these new Miami condos around their commanding views

Mercedes Perier Realtor Associate For Dezer Platinum Realty (305) 725-3479 periermercedes@gmail.com English - Portuguese - Spanish Financing Available by: Lending Banking Mortgage, LLC


EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE OF LUXURY At 57 Ocean, every amenity was carefully planned to ensure a healthy lifestyle.

A Limited Collection of 81 Tropical Modern Residences Located in Miami Beach. 2- to 4- Bedrooms Priced from $1.5 Million. GROUND BRAKING “SPRING 2019”

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We provide financing for The RITZ Carlton Miami Beach & other ultra luxury projects

Loan Options at Lending Bankers Mortgage It’s a great time to purchase or refinance, so let us walk you through the whole process. It’s easy!

FINANCING PROGRAMS INCLUDE: FOREIGN NATIONAL LOANS Up to 75 % financing Jumbo loans available Primary, second home and investment Corporate title acceptable.

US RESIDENTS AND CITIZENS Full Documentation: Up to 90 % financing. Corporate title acceptable Primary, second home and investment.

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Offer of credit subject to credit approval. Lending Bankers Mortgage LLC NMLS # 383682 is an equal opportunity lender. Licensed by the Florida Office of Financial Regulations Mortgage Broker # MBR352


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WOMEN FIERCE & EMPOWERED

CHIC MIAMI proudly features empowered women who know their strengths and are not afraid to embrace their weaknesses. Women that surrender control and trust their life paths. Always aware of their capabilities, and ready to take on bigger dreams


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A conversation with

MERCEDES PERIER BEING SUCCESSFUL STARTS WITH FEELING GREAT

Giving my best means understanding people’s needs and becoming the source to those needs.

Can you tell us a little bit about your background? When I moved to Miami in 2004, I was in between thoughts deciding what to do. I had no corporate experience but I wanted to be in sales. Honestly, I didn’t speak English properly and didn’t want to do just “any” type of work. During those times real estate was very different, not so aggressive I would say. I decided to take a leap of faith and believe in myself. So through commitment and dedication I became a real estate sales agent.

Would you say Real Estate was your way out? Definitely, real estate was the bridge that took me into different paths in life, it opened many doors for me. Thanks to the sales I made, I was able to diversify my investments and expand. I was determined to become financially free. I learned how to invest and remodel properties that needed repairs. Some of these properties I flipped for profit and others I kept and became a landlord. Real estate became a very important aspect of my life and I’m so grateful for it.

What other opportunities or areas did real estate open for you? A few years after being well-established as a real estate professional, I had the opportunity to become a partner in a diagnostic center. Even though I had no background in the medical field, I trusted my intuition and invested in it.

What other businesses or ventures have you been a part of? I have tried it all. A few years ago, I met a team of real estate brothers. I partnered up with them, and we are still in business today. We became a very dynamic trio due to our differences but similar goals and moral ethics. We started our own brokerage company for a while but it became a liability. Soon after, we became publishers of a real estate magazine dedicated to luxury living. We are now taking our publishing business to the next level, but I prefer to not to go into details for now. I really enjoy creating new businesses from nothing. But I also love adding value to start-ups that I find promising. Are there any other projects you want to tell us about? Yes!! About a year ago I was finally able to start a project that came from my heart. I followed my intuition, but mostly my dreams. I’ve always wanted to work with animals, specially dogs. This is how “Mercy’s Choice” came to life. Mercy’s Choice is an E-Commerce website that sells clothing and accessories for dogs. The focus of my brand is for these pets and their owners to have a similar look, a matching look. Everyone who loves dogs considers them as a family member. So we meet our clients needs with clothing and products that are of the highest quality.

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A large variety of distributors have asked me to sell their brands, but I’m very selective. This is why I am in the process to designing my own collection, and in the near future manufacturing my own products. Would you like to share and advice with other women that are eager to start their own business? Be fearless and confident about your dreams. Every dream is possible when you commit and take action to make it happen. Always stay positive! Success is not about how much money you make! Success is about loving what you do so much that it doesn’t feel like work. Trust me, abundance follows when you feel good about yourself.

For more information about my work you can visit: www.MercysChoice.com Instagram: Mercyschoice


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LIFE GIVES YOU GREAT OPPORTUNITIES ALL THE TIME. IT TAKES COURAGE AND TO TRUSTING YOURSELF TO SEE THESE OPPORTUNITIES BECOME A REALITY.

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A conversation with

IRINA ROSTOVA HELPING PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS

Attorney Irina Rostova helps foreign nationals to obtain U.S. residency (Green Card) through a program specifically designed for investors. Rostova built a firm that became one of the largest in Florida by volume of EB-5 investors that it represents.

Irina could you tell us about your background and what is it that attracted you to being an immigration attorney? Yes absolutely; I was helping a close family friend to research her options to immigrate to the United States. We determined that an investor visa would be best for her, but were disappointed to find that few Florida lawyers were proficient in investment migration programs. My background is in banking and economics, I felt that I could apply my experience to provide comprehensive support to the business migrant community. Through my work I assist a wide range of experienced international entrepreneurs, I educate them to help them understand the system in the United States and enable them to make informed decisions. How do you feel about being recognized as one of the Top 25 Immigration Attorneys in the country by EB-5 Investors magazine? Top 25 recognition for EB-5 attorneys is like our Oscars in this $7.5 billion dollar industry. The recognition is a result of a nationwide vote of EB-5 professionals: the nominations are made by industry peers and the voting ballot goes out to bankers, investment centers, and attorneys who work with the EB-5 program. Being selected as one of the best EB-5 attorneys in the country by my peers was a huge compliment and an acknowledgment of the quality of our work product. Can you give us a brief description about the EB-5 program?

EB-5 is a U.S. immigration program specifically created to attract investment into the United States. Foreign investors can obtain U.S. residency (Green Card) if they provide funding to qualifying projects, which generate significant new job creation (10 or more jobs per investor). The program became popular in the last few years, as it allows the investor and his family to earn permanent residency through an investment of $500,000. Would you share with our readers what was the most significant contributing factor to your success? Specializing early on and becoming an authority in EB-5 visas made all the difference for our clients and was the largest contributing factor to the growth of my firm. There are thousands of immigration attorneys in the United States, but only a handful who truly understand the complexities of the EB-5 program. I picked this niche because I wanted to make a difference. I read every precedent decision on EB-5 and became an advocate for it. When clients come in for a consultation, they quickly notice the difference in the level of knowledge between me and my staff versus someone who does not specialize in investor migration law. What do you perceive as the biggest challenge as a woman in your profession? A young female attorney can be improperly perceived as inexperienced. Long before I managed hundreds of EB-5 cases and received recognition at

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a national level in the legal community, it was just me and the client in the room. I remember some clients point blank asked my age when they met me; but a few minutes into our conversation they saw the level of detailed understanding I have in the process of investor migration. I encourage my investors to ask difficult questions - it is the only way they will discover my expertise. What would you say it is the one thing you enjoy most about what you do? I get to guide my clients through one of the most important transitions in their lives: immigrating to America. It is an incredibly responsible role, but very rewarding. I am able to make a positive difference in the lives of families, both, who are migrating to the United States and the families that are being helped through the job-creating program, which is EB-5. Nothing beats the feeling of seeing the families we represent succeed in America. I love celebrating with my clients as their children graduate from universities and as they expand their business endeavors and pursue their dreams.

How do you keep a work to life balance? Being a mom of two motivates me to be more efficient with my time. Scheduling and planning everything in advance is key; it enables me to find time to travel, be with family, and to continue to serve our clients.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years, what are your goals as a woman and as a professional? As a woman, I feel most accomplished: I am raising two amazing boys and get to experience all the wonders of the world anew through the their eyes. As a professional, my goal is never to lose sight of my core business values; I started my firm in order to help people. As we continue to grow, I want to always maintain a model of a boutique firm, where clients have a personal relationship with their legal representative. No matter how big we get, I want our clients to feel comfortable working with our staff and to continue to receive personalized attention.


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A conversation with

KSENIA LUTFULLINA TREATING CLIENTS AS INDIVIDUALS

Northwestern Mutual financial adviser Ksenia Lutfullina - A Fearless and determined CHIC woman. She made her way from Russia to the U.S. to build success on a foundation of determination and time-tested people skills.

When you arrived in the U.S. What was the most important thing for you? This country offers a lot to people who want to come here and work hard. I felt that I owed to this beautiful land to learn to speak their language properly. I knew instantly I wanted to make an impact by interacting and communication with people. And in order to do that, it was imperative to be understood correctly and also to be able to understand others in a business environment. I took this opportunity as an essential aspect of my continuing education. The ability to speak English to me was genuinely a way to advance myself and create better opportunities in this country. To me this was a way to honor my new home in America and immerse myself in a new ocean of possibilities. What is your experience as a woman in a business still dominated by men? This is a topic that has been discussed for a long time. In my experience, you have to work hard and prove yourself to succeed in any industry; specially in the financial environment that is still seen as a man’s world. The most important and basic thing I learned in my business is that you have to create the right image “a leader’ image”.

You have to look the part and play the roll. That means dressing professionally, in longer skirts and without too much jewelry or makeup. It means carrying a briefcase instead of a purse. You have to make such a great impression that people will want to do business with you. Many people make this decision as soon as they meet you. So, I worked hard on creating a polished image for myself . Now prospect clients immediately feel comfortable about working with me, without hesitation and confident that I am the right person for the job. Today I am projecting a firm belief in what I do, because I know who I am. How do you manage to balance your professional and family life? The challenge of having a successful career and having a great family is one that many women face. My career, my husband and my children are extremely the top priority for me. I have a growing practice, a 16-monthold daughter, a little boy on the way and a loving husband to take care of “all at the same time”. So the way I deal with it is by compartmentalizing my time to keep all things separately. When I’m at work, I completely focus on my business and my client’s needs. This sometimes requires leaving my house before everyone wakes up.

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I would only do this about 3-4 times a week and when I’m at home, I completely focus on my family. I must say I have a very well-balanced life that maximizes my time and gives me fulfillment and brings me lots of happiness. As a financial planner, what is your take on diversifying? When financial planners talk about diversifying, they’re talking about a wide variety of investments. My idea of diversification is based on the ability to interact seamlessly with the broad range of clients I work with. My business is all about people. It is about how I relate to their lives and how I can help them meet their financial goals. I’m very proud to be currently working with close to 400 happy customers and to see my client base growing rapidly. I have the ability to work with people from all backgrounds; Americans, Russians, Asians and Spanish speaking people. That is what diversifying means, to connect with a wide range of cultures like they are your own.

Contact Ksenia Lutfullina (305) 400-0327 -- Office (786) 419-0876 -- Cell ksenialutfullina.nm.com


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MY BUSINESS IS ALL ABOUT PEOPLE. IT IS ABOUT HOW I RELATE TO THEIR LIVES AND HOW I CAN HELP THEM MEET THEIR FINANCIAL GOALS.

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COMMUNICATION AND INCLUSION ARE MY PASSION Throughout my entire career, it’s been continuously proven that shifting our vibration and energy will naturally inspire those around us — organically creating an even better environment to ensure success and sustainable results.

When did you consciously become aware of your higher purpose in life? Considering I am a fully recovered workaholic and perfectionist; having worked for a very large accounting firm that only hires top talent, maturing as a professional I realized that impacting people’s lives has a lot of responsibility. I wanted to be the very best - probably contemplating world dominance. However, that came with a very big price tag as I was driven by the results I was seeing from those I was mentoring and coaching. I sacrificed pretty much everything until I didn’t recognize myself at the core. I realized that this version of myself was going against my value of authenticity. So I had to take a break and realign to truly walk the walk and talk the talk.

What was the biggest challenge to overcome before you decided to become a coach? My life growing up had many challenges which today have shaped my mission in my career. One of the biggest ones was moving from Brazil where I was born and raised to Caracas during a wonderful time for Venezuela. As a family we moved there and did not speak Spanish - 4 years later we moved to the United States and we didn’t speak English! This agility to quickly adapt, relate, and communicate have been the cornerstone of my moral fiber. Communication and Inclusion are my passion in all areas of my life as those obstacles growing up tumbled many along the way.

What inspired you to be a coach? Throughout my career I’ve had excellent coaches who I’m forever thankful; as I’ve also had - not such great ones. My inspiration to be the very best coach came from the obsession of seeing great results and continued top performance, particularly observing the changes that were happening to me. I really wanted to share the “Energy Coaching” process with people who are onto to bigger and great things. And of course with others that would love to be “the very best version of themselves”. Juliana, you developed a signature program for your firm On Purpose Talent called “The ALBA factor”. Could you tell us more about it? Yes! ALBA factor is like one of my babies. I’ve combined all my education and professional experience along with the Energy Coaching process to create this program that stands for: “Align - Lead - Build - Achieve”. ALBA takes you on a journey of maximizing your potential creating sustainable results. Having a full understanding of your limiting beliefs while creating new and empowering ones, to ultimately lead yourself and others. Alba in Spanish means “dawn”, also awakening and I just love how it all comes together. I get to sit in the front row of people’s journeys and witness their daily progress. It is truly amazing! This program is relevant for professionals, teams, organizations, and entrepreneurs. I’m really proud of this product.

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Did you ever feel a disadvantage for being a woman in your industry? I never felt a disadvantage in the Human Resource industry per se; however, with my Finance background, I earned a true “seat at the table”. Also being a business partner and having a well-rounded understanding of the business and its people. This mix caused friction with some Leaders as I trust many professions also experience. What they didn’t know is that they were messing with the wrong girl because I embrace my femininity and focus on the solution; which in turn, speaks for itself. I empower women and men to be their very best selves despite the environment, background and geography. And more importantly, I encourage all to be inclusive in and out of the office to become better citizens for our communities, because the world is asking for it and we are armed to do the right thing. Living in the digital age, I’ve created online content for the ease of accessibility and the global impact it can have. Having said that, I still believe in the power of being a Resource for People and increasing our Emotional Intelligence by connecting and communicating one-onone. Would you agree?

For more information on my coaching programs and HR Consulting: Juliana.Faus@onpurposetalent.com www.onpurposetalent.com Instagram: @juliana_faus


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SOME LEADERS REALIZED QUICKLY THEY WERE MESSING WITH THE WRONG GIRL I FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS AND EMBRACE MY FEMININITY.

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The CL Yachts Era “THE NEWEST NAME IN YACHTING IS OVER A CENTURY OLD” Shipbuilding is the only profession my family has ever known. My grandfather was a shipbuilder, and his grandfather before him was one as well. I represent the 5th generation of this family in an unbroken line of shipbuilders. Stories from my grandfather’s memoirs tell of his grandfather, who joined the crew of a British merchant ship where he served many years at sea. He gained much experience as a sailor during this time, and learned to speak English as well.

Eventually he returned to China and started his own repair yard in Shanghai, where he was able to offer repair and service to foreign ships due to his ability to speak English, which as a Chinese man in the 1870s, was a rare commodity. His son carried on this tradition and eventually passed on the trade to his own son in turn, my grandfather. My grandfather was a product of his time, and in his time, there was war. During World War II, he was forced to move operations from Shanghai to the then British colony of Hong Kong to

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evade Japanese occupation. His part in the war effort was to build powered cargo vessels to outrun the Japanese blockade. After the war, he diversified into the production of teak sailing yachts, and eventually, motor yachts, primarily for the US Market. Many of these teak sailing yachts, built in the 50s and 60s, are still sailing even now; a testament to the quality of construction that continues to define our products today.


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Our company was one of the first to ever build ships using fiberglass. We were pioneers in the development, testing, and use of this material, and we have literally written the manual that certain classification societies abide by today when it comes to fiberglass layup techniques. In 1977, we built the largest fiberglass motor yacht the world had ever seen, the 130’ Shango II. In 1979, we built the first ever all foam cored production motoryacht, the Cheoy Lee 48’ Sport Yacht. Foam cored hulls are now standard practice in the yachting industry. In my grandfather’s heyday, 90% of our products were built for the pleasure craft industry, but since then, we have diversified further into commercial vessels as well. The strength of our manufacturing yard today is its ability to construct hulls not only in fiberglass, but also aluminum and steel, and with over a century of experience, there are few shipyards in the world that can match our capabilities. Hans, when did your passion for yachts was born and can you describe the transition from Cheoy Lee to CL Yachts? In my generation, the shipyard has diversified far beyond pleasure craft, and we are now known for numerous commercial vessels, for example: tugboats, offshore supply vessels, patrol boats, and ferries, to name a few. However, the pleasure craft industry is and always has been the core of our passion. Yachts are our heritage, and CL Yachts represents a re-dedication to this industry, marking a new era in the history of Cheoy Lee.

It was important to us that this change went down to the philosophy of the company itself, so we examined what was important to us, and came to a conclusion. Our vision is to create timeless yachts that power the desire for adventure. We want to be a part of creating these treasured experiences that only a life well lived can offer.

How do you manage to keep the heritage of Cheoy Lee present in your new brand? At the same time, how do you make CL Yachts the focus for the future? In our case, being a family business, keeping the heritage of Cheoy Lee present in CL Yachts is simple. The CL in CL Yachts of course stands for Cheoy Lee, and it serves as a reminder of where we came from, and the long road paved by those who came before us. The values of Cheoy Lee is inherent in our product itself: the quality of construction, the reliability of our craft, and the seaworthiness of our vessels are what we have always been known for. We want our future customers to make these same associations when they think of CL Yachts as they made for Cheoy Lee. With a business as old as ours, heritage comes naturally. In our case, the focus on the future is more challenging. CL Yachts is a means to present ourselves to a new generation of clientele, and we are catering not only the aesthetics of the brand, but also the philosophy, and the change needs to go all the way down to the design of our products. We’re working with a design studio in Milan, and they are tackling our future with a holistic approach that will bring this change for both the brand and the product. Carmen, could you share what is it like to work with your husband Hans? What are the biggest pleasures from this collaboration? I had been working as an interior designer for more than a decade. When I was asked by my husband and his family to help design some interiors for their yachts, I was a little hesitant at first. I knew that Hans and I worked together as a couple, but did not know how that dynamic could change if we were to work together in a professional atmosphere. As an outsider, I had experience with yachts, having gone with Hans to various boat shows throughout the years, but as an insider, I needed to quickly learn the ropes. The biggest challenge when it comes to yacht design is the limited amount of

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space you work with; Hans helped me navigate the role while also giving me complete creative freedom. He had confidence in me and I could also turn to him for honest feedback. It turned out to be a great collaboration and the best part is knowing that the strength of our relationship takes us to the workplace as well! As a power couple, have you experienced any difficulties by working together? If so, how do you overcome them? We’ve been together for over a decade, having started dating since our college days. In that time, we’ve become well versed in each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Carmen and I have quite different personalities, and quite often she’s able to make up in areas where I’m having difficulty. There are of course times when we have trouble separating work life from our home life, and this is one of those things that we have to actively keep in mind. It can be difficult to remain objective considering that we’re emotionally invested in each other. However, I believe in the duality of how one’s greatest strength is also one’s greatest weakness. If this is true, than the opposite must also be true. In our case, while it may be difficult at times to work together as a couple, it is also what provides strength in not just our workplace, but our relationship as well. What is your professional advice to other couples working together that can take them to their next level? Be patient with one another. It’s easy to take each other for granted, given the relationship you have as husband and wife. However, the opposite is true. We have to be more thankful and more grateful to each other than ever before. Our strength as a couple allows us to do so much more than as individuals, a strength that wouldn’t be possible without the love we have for one another. So we remind each other of this love, by taking the time to show our gratitude. www.CLyachts.com


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Gabriel & Angela Collazo

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Love and Fear, Light and Darkness, Life and Death, Yin and Yang... The natural world is made up of interconnected and complementary dichotomies that cannot exist without their opposites. Life, by definition, is duality, it cannot be otherwise. The struggle to eliminate the unwanted side of the equation inevitably leads to its strengthening, not its demise. The world we inhabit is merely a projection of who we are which is why the wise man insists that to change the world, we must be the change. So, then, how can evil be defeated? The simple answer: WITH LOVE!

“ I wake up every day and say a morning prayer. It’s an intentional, mindful session that gets me in the mindset that a higher power is working in my life. This mentality orients me toward that which is more important than money, things, and ego: an attitude of giving, loving, and letting the Spirit of God guide me. I know that my purpose is to spread love through every aspect of my artistry. Whether it be art, music, poetry, or human relations, this mindfulness is present; this Spirit is present. Together, Angela and I can accomplish anything we put our hearts into, and this artwork is just that; it’s our passion; it’s our Spirit.”

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What was the inspiration behind this collection? Yes, in our experience we have found Angela and I find that humanity hungers for love yet feeds on hate. Beneath the Surfaces is about trudging through the murk of this negativity while wearing the armor of positivity. We clothe ourselves in light and this collection is about the battle for love and the grit we need to shine in this dark, hurting world. What’s it like Creating together and why do you do it? This one is easy: We are best friends and best friends love being together, and in that studio, we are together in every possible way. When we create art as a team, we are composing. The balance of our skills and strengths casts the tempo, the colors we chose are the lyrics, and the undulating textures we beat into the canvases act as the rhythm. Our hearts, minds, creativity, and energies are acting in unity, and we personify a song.

TITLE: PURE LOVE 2 MEDIUM: MIXED MEDIA ON FIBER RESIN SIZE: 49” H X 73” W

AND THE PATH TO LOVE STARTS WITH ACCEPTANCE AND LOVE FROM WITHIN;

By shining the light on the shadow; by acknowledging, validating, and allowing our suffering to express itself and run its course until it can be embraced. When this acceptance happens, we are healed and we are set free. Even if few comprehend the message of Almighty Love, artistic expression cannot help but be inspired by this higher ideal. Collazo intuitively knows this pervasive Love. It is clear as they project it onto the blank canvas. They hold the passion inside their hearts.

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SIZE: 37” H X 37” W

For more information about our ART you can visit: P. (321) 234-2279 A. 778 B HAROLD AVE WINTER PARK, FL 32789 COLLAZOCOLLECTION.COM IG: @ collazocollection

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Top: OFF-WHITE available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour. skirt: DELFI; sunglasses: GIVENCHY available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland. shoes: CASADEI; earrings: CELINE

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Giuliano Geronymo WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO AWAKEN?

Humanity is on a quest to define one of the most asked questions. As a collective, we are determined to discover answers in our lifetime while clearing the way for the generations who follow us.

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I first heard about the practice of meditation around the age of 14. A friend told me he sat in his room with his eyes closed and instantly began to experience a profound sense of peace, bright colors, etc. I gave it a try that night, but absolutely nothing happened. No sensations, no lights, nothing — just the darkness of the back of my eyelids! Towards the end of high school, I began searching & reading the works of highly regarded New Age leaders as well as texts from Buddhism and anything yoga related. A few years later, I crossed paths with a wise teacher & master healer, Christelle Chopard. Fascinated by her expertise in holistic consulting, yoga therapy, shamanism and other therapeutic methodologies, I began my formal training with her at age 22 to facilitate the DHARMI® Method — a simple, organic way to manage stress and align a positive intention into your life. Though, if I can be honest — I don’t feel my awakening ever “began”, per se. Since I can remember, I always knew there was more to life and each day reveals new “awakenings”. Do you believe everyone has the same ability to make meaningful changes in their lives? Absolutely! I have met “non-spiritual” people with as much wisdom as the high spiritual masters I’ve met. My current perspective is that being “spiritual” has nothing to do with how often you meditate, practice yoga or even the clothes you wear. To me, it has everything to do with wanting to cultivate the positive virtues within you such as honesty, integrity, kindness, etc. A dear friend of mine once shared with me a quote that I reflect on daily, “Querer es poder”. This Spanish phrase roughly translates to “wanting is power”. There is power in wanting to change. When your “querer”, or “wanting”, is so strong, you will succeed in polishing the valuable gem that you are.

Within you lies a seed. With proper nurturing and constant maintenance, it is bound to bear fruits to nourish you and those around you. Like all trees that give generously, you will always be provided for and your inner garden will always be satisfied. How do you see our collective population changing? The Information Age is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s easy to use our smart devices unproductively — I’m occasionally guilty! Yet, the same technology can be used to create positive impacts around the globe. I am noticing that we the people are uniting to hold our leaders and governing bodies accountable when their actions are not in alignment with good of all. Deep secrets that were once heavily guarded are being exposed and coming to light. As a collective, we are waking up to the reality of what has been going on for ages and we have chosen to co-create a positive shift in our trajectory in which integrity is highly valued. The ancient prophecies have spoken about this time — and it has finally arrived. What are some practical lifestyle changes that people can make to expand spiritually? As the spirituality & wellness movement continues to thrive in the limelight of the mainstream, it can be overwhelming to sift through thousands of fads and trends in search for practicality. Much like dating, give yourself full permission to try new foods, hobbies and spiritual practices to discover what resonates with you in each season of your life.

Just like any healthy relationship, spirituality requires creativity, curiosity and playfulness to continue growing harmoniously. Just like any healthy relationship, spirituality requires creativity, curiosity and playfulness to continue growing harmoniously. One of the greatest lifestyle changes you can make is to notice how certain people, places and situations either uplift or drain you (and vice versa). In time, your spiritual “instinct” will sharpen and naturally inspire positive shifts into your way of being. What message do you have for our reader? My upbringing in affluent areas of Miami Beach has introduced me to many high net worth individuals. My journeys have also brought me to remote indigenous lands in the jungles of South America where my smart-phone is as useful as a paperweight. Regardless of socioeconomic status, material resources and traditional expectations of “success”, I observe that those who are the most fulfilled are the ones who are focused on dedicating every waking moment towards contributing positively to our earth, including our brothers and sisters that share this planet with us. Most importantly, you don’t need to be a yoga instructor, life coach or guru to make a difference. A simple gesture of kindness like a warm smile or encouraging words are enough to weave goodness into the web that somehow interconnects us all. Giuliano Geronymo is a Holistic Stress Management Specialist organically-grown in Miami Beach. Currently based in Maui, Giuliano continues to guide others to successfully relieve stress, sharpen focus and increase productivity. Email Giuliano to evaluate how he can support you to awaken: GiulianoGeronymo@Gmail.com

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The Spring Within Staying healthy in the spring season A Chinese Medicine Perspective The energies of the Spring have an up and outward movement bringing forth and within the power and ability to bloom, create an manifest new beginnings and possibilities.

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The Spring is a loving reminder of growth & expansion. The promise of Spring’s arrival is for your soul to bloom. This season is when the Yang (hot energy) rises & magically starts to build up. Just like seeds sprout and push up and outwards towards the sun, the spring affects us with an upward energy being the season of activity, wind, sprouting, birth, creation and growth. This is a good time to nurture the yang energies within us, take action and start new projects. Any seeds planted this season will blossom faster than in any other season. The time to take any action towards your dreams is now! Why should we stay in harmony with the energies of the Seasons? The mind, body and spirit have different needs from season to season. For example, the Fall is the season of letting go. Just like the leaves fall from the trees, releasing negative emotions that have been trapped within us must go. Thus allowing for new energies to come through. The Fall help us create the space we need for new beginnings. If we do not let go in the Fall, it can show up as congestion in our bodies in the Spring (allergies, feeling bloated, and trapped emotions). When the liver energy is congested it will show up as more frequent outbursts of anger, frustration and agitation. This can interfere with our ability to tap into our highest potential and bring our dreams into fruition. By staying in harmony with the seasons, we can stay in harmony and in balance with our bodies.

What organs represent the spring? The Liver and Gallbladder are our internal organs most active during Spring time. According to Chinese Medicine the main functions of the Liver are to store blood, support the heart, and maintain a smooth flow of Qi (energy force) throughout the body and mind. When the Liver is balanced and well we can deal with stress in a much easier way while still being active and getting things done. The Gallbladder is responsible for decision-making, determination, and confidence. When both liver and gallbladder are in balance we feel more inspired and determined while feeling emotionally calm. What happens when Liver is not functioning well? When the Liver is clogged up or overworked and tired, the Qi gets trapped and forced upwards. This can result in headaches, neck and shoulder tension, dizziness, menstrual disorders, and emotional disturbance such as feeling resentment, aggression, edginess, and compulsiveness. Long term, these trapped emotions can lead to depression. How can we support the Liver and Gallbladder during spring so that our bodies will benefit? Because there is an increase to experience liver pathologies during the spring, it is important to first shift awareness into taking simple steps to harmonize both liver and gallbladder energies.

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How can we support the Liver and Gallbladder during spring so that our bodies will benefit? In regards to diet, spring is the time when we cook lighter meals. Also eat your greens! Liver is associated with the color green Foods like kale, sprouts, arugula, asparagus, spinach, collards, scallions, peas, and mint. Add sour flavors to your diet. The flavor associated with liver is sour, so lime, lemons, tomatoes, yogurt, vinegar, and fermented foods such as kimchee, sauerkraut and pickles will benefit overall health. Exercise and move your body, walk in nature to support emotions and an overall feeling of well-being. It is very beneficial to go to bed before 10pm as the liver meridian is most active at night. Relax and unwind. Because the energy of the spring is up and outwards, it is a good idea to make time for some downtime and resting in order to avoid feeling depleted. Acupuncture and herbs! Acupuncture treatments will bring body back to balance and also work directly with the organs and meridians most affected during this season. When in combination with a custom herbal formula, there will be an immediate relief of symptoms and a new fresh balanced body. Enjoy the energy of Spring! For private consultations on how to improve your health this season don’t hesitate to contact me. - Acupuncture - Herbal Medicine - Cupping - AIT ( Acupuncture Injection Therapy) marianaacupuncture@gmail.com


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Laurent-Perrier CELEBRATING OVER TWO CENTURIES OF DETERMINED WOMEN & REMARKABLE CHAMPAGNES One of our most exclusive and limited champagnes is named in honor of Alexandra. Has Alexandra always worked in the family business? Despite having grown up at the House of Laurent-Perrier in the tiny village of Tours-sur-Marne, France, Alexandra didn’t join the company until 1988. After graduating with a degree in Interior Design from the Camondo School in Paris, she began her professional life with an internship at a prestigious perfume house there. She continued on this path and became the Head of Perfume Creation for Paco Rabanne, a role which she held from 1985 to 1987.

Our success and longevity is inextricably linked to the efforts of many strong women who have been part of the house since our founding in 1812. Our history of remarkable women begins with our house’s namesake, Mathilde Emilie Laurent-Perrier. In 1887 her husband Eugene Laurent, then our owner and cellar master, died in an accident in the cellars. Instead of selling the house that she inherited, Mathilde-Emilie decided to take the reins, and the house flourished under her leadership. When she passed away in 1925, she left the house to her daughter, Eugenie who ran Laurent-Perrier until 1939 when she decided to sell it – to another woman, named Marie Louise Lanson de Nonancourt. Champagne Laurent-Perrier is still to this day owned and run by women of the de Nonancourt family – specifically Marie Louise’s two granddaughters, Stephanie and Alexandra de Nonancourt.

In 1988, Alexandra returned to Laurent-Perrier and worked in France and abroad. She became the head of the House’s marketing department in 1992, and in 1997, she became a member of Laurent-Perrier’s Executive Management Board. Today, Alexandra is fully involved in many aspects of LaurentPerrier’s business, with her primary focus being the strategy and development of this fiercely independent and family-owned house.

After many trials, Bernard and his cellar-master pioneered an entirely new way to craft rosé champagne: they decided to combine chardonnay grapes, which are white, and pinot noir grapes, which are red, in the same tank for both maceration and fermentation. This is a very difficult thing to do, because it means that all of the grapes have to achieve perfect ripeness and be harvest on the same exact day, and this happens very rarely in Champagne. Because we have to wait for the perfect vintage conditions for this to happen, we can only make Alexandra in the most extraordinary years. We’re currently offering our 2004 vintage, which is only our 7th release of Alexandra since 1982. The consensus among experts is that 2004 is one of the best vintages of the last two decades. We are limited to making a very small number of bottles for each release because we use grapes exclusively from the top Grand Cru vineyards in the Champagne region. Despite the challenges in making Alexandra, we are rewarded by an intricately woven and unique champagne worthy of bearing one of our owner’s names. Today, Alexandra is fully involved in many aspects of Laurent- Perrier’s business, with her primary focus being the strategy and development of this fiercely independent and family-owned house. Are there any plans to release a cuvée named after Stephanie?

Tell us more about the champagne that bears Alexandra’s name. Laurent-Perrier is best known for Cuvée Rosé, our iconic nonvintage pink champagne, which we have been making since 1968. In 1982, Alexandra’s father, Bernard de Nonancourt, decided to attempt the creation of the absolute epitome of high-end rosé champagne.

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Not at the moment, although we like to joke that the big “S” on the label of Salon champagne secretly stands for Stephanie. Laurent-Perrier owns the renowned champagne house of Salon, and we share the same cellar master. For purchasing Cuvée Alexandra and a wide variety of high-end wines: www.finding.wine 17501 Biscayne Blvd suite 500 Aventura, FL 33160 Tel. (561)-225-2645 Instagram: finding.wine email: info@finding.wine


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Is there a story behind the bottle shape and label? Even though we love to innovate, we always do so in a way that’s respectful of our history. The singular form of the Alexandra bottle was inspired by the 17th century hand-blown bottles that contained the very first sparkling champagnes served at the French Royal Court. The label itself is decorated with gold powder.

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