EXPLORE It was Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman who said, “Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” Our passion to pioneer and experience the unknown is what satisfies our true sense of adventure. And in this issue of ONE Life, we take you on a journey around the world to inspire your own exploration of new places, tastes, travels, philanthropy, design and more. We tantalize your taste buds with flavors from the most intriguing restaurants in key cities around the world; Sydney’s The Dining Room, Cartagena’s Vera and London’s Spring are just a few showcased in the coming pages. Adding more stamps to our passport, we venture into the heart of philanthropy in Africa and savor the finest wines from all over the world that are on every collector’s hot list. Each culture has a way of distinguishing itself through fashion. For our debut editorial fashion spread, we chose a location in stunning Cartagena, Colombia. We also explore destination boutiques near and far, from Texas and Florida to Milan, Paris and São Paolo. At home in South Florida, I am delighted by the endless new activities and bold transformations taking place. Blessed with beautiful weather to bask in year round, our cityscape is being enhanced by celebrated global architects, and we are emerging as one of the most culturally rich areas in the world. One visionary making waves in Miami is Argentine art cognoscente Eduardo Costantini. We look at his latest project, Oceana Bal Harbour, and discuss the Jeff Koons sculptures and diverse collection of impressive works that will adorn the residential masterpiece. We also offer a glimpse into Costantini’s lifelong dedication to the art community
and how he is interweaving art and real estate. With a renaissance taking place on the Miami River, we examine the renewal of an area rich with history. The river is now poised to elevate Miami to that of the world’s preeminent river cities, including London, Paris and Hong Kong. Moving luxury inland, the $1 billion Metropica mixed-use project in Sunrise is a refreshing alternative to city living, offering the natural beauty of its neighboring Florida Everglades as well as an abundance of shopping, entertainment, dining and nightlife. It’s sure to be a destination that defines the modern way of life. As we celebrate the spring and summer months, I encourage you to travel the least trodden path, ignite your passions, expand your horizons and live this one life to the fullest. Remember, life is truly your own exploration.
Mayi de la Vega Founder and Chief Executive Officer ONE Sotheby’s International Realty 10
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