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Tea Over Time A brief look at the teapot as an evanescent vessel changing over time.
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Publishers’ Letter Welcome to the first edition of Annapolis Home Magazine in 2015! Inside this issue are stories about street-legal supercars, teapots, homes, kitchens and baths What these diverse topics share is extremity; their decor and design span a range of moods, from tempestuous greens of a kosher kitchen outside of Washington, D.C. to the temperate whites of a waterfront kitchen on the Bay, to the supreme confidence of a hybrid race car in an audacious yellow, dressed down for street use. What we find valuable in the stories within this issue are not just the wild swings in creativity, but something more important: that each space or object succeeds because of its esprit, that quality of effervescence and confidence that only accompanies compositions thought about and thought through entirely. This is when true design happens. We hope that as you delve into these stories, some of their radiance will stay with you and help define and inform your own choices at some point in your design fluctuations and developments. This past fall, we celebrated five years of publishing Annapolis Home Magazine. Our original mission not only continues but also is strengthened: To bring to you stories that open your eyes and senses to the evolving creativity and beauty of Annapolis area and Eastern Shore homes and the professionals working in our region. Thank you for accompanying us on this design journey, this excursion in this time.
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One of the greatest American dance companies of all times, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, performs at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C., February 3–8, 2015. This is part of the reason we love living in the Annapolis area; in less than an hour’s drive, we have access to some of the top cultural events in the world. Ailey, choreographer and activist who died in 1989, brought the African American cultural experience to modern dance, significantly changing the perception of American dance. For details and tickets, go to kennedy-center.org.
While you are in D.C., plan to visit the National Gallery of Art to see what will be an incredible exhibition, Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence. This is the first major retrospective exhibition ever presented on the Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo’s paintings of mythological and religious works. The show runs from February 1 to May 3, 2015. For more information, go to nga.gov.
Robert Haywood, Ph.D., studied art and architectural history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the Vice President of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County Gala takes place on Saturday, January 31 at the Hilton, BWI Airport. The event, Carnival Around the World “Cuban Nights,” includes a cocktail reception, dinner, auctions, entertainment and dancing with a salsa beat. The Gala begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 8:00 p.m. Valet parking is complimentary. Tickets are available for $150 each and can be purchased by contacting the Arts Council at 410.222.7949, or online at acaac.org.
The Annapolis Opera’s main event this season is a fully staged production with sets, costumes, and orchestra of the Mozart masterpiece Così fan tutte, a comic tale of love tested by deception and seduction. Performances will be held on Friday, March 13 and Sunday, March 15 at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. For tickets, visit annapolisopera.org.
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NEO-ROCOCO Photo Courtesy Royal Ontario Museum This teapot, designed by George Owen, was made by Royal Worcester Porcelain Company in England. Owen embraced the Neo-Rococo style in the 1830s and 1840s. The revival style was characterized by extravagant shapes, bright rich colors, and scrolled gilding. It was especially fashionable with up-and-coming industrialists who could afford to spend money on their homes.
Tea Over Time ANTIQUITY Yixingware Photo Courtesy Shanghai Museum Yixingware teapots date back to the Sung Dynasty (960â€“1279) when purple clay was first mined around Lake Taihu in China. Their unpretentious earthy tones and subtle beauty flourished and matured in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1573â€“1911). The one pictured here, created in 1900, continues the tradition.
CONTEMPORARY Photo Courtesy Clay Art Center This tea set was created by Matt Towers for TeaTime, an exhibition presented in 2014 by the Clay Art Center, a not-for-profit ceramic art organization in Port Chester, NY. The teapot retails for $1,500. View this tea set and other contemporary interpretations of the teapot in the on-line exhibition at clayartcenter.org.
BAUHAUS Photo Courtesy Grete Marks, Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Modernism Collection In typical Bauhaus style, this tea and coffee pot was designed in 1930 by Grete Marks and manufactured at Haël Werkstätten Factory (Marwitz, 1923–34). The main concept of the Bauhaus was “form follows function.” Objects were designed to be mass-produced; simple lines and minimal decoration were key.
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Symphony A Visual
By Manning Lee | Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon
A board mounted shawl valence with a high contrast lining is finished with a beaded tassel tip.
A backsplash with an inset mosaic design is masterful. Instead of causing confusion, it suggests sunshine sparkling on the Bay. Similar colors and geometric patterns continue throughout this home. Opposite top: This homeâ€™s interior landscape is composed of variegated greens and reflects the lush views outside.
When you live on the water, a part of you is always absorbing its music, its beauty, its infinitely shifting countenance. These many moods and inflections are reflected in paint, furnishings, fabrics, and materials of this waterfront home in Edgewater. The owners purchased the property in the fall of 2013 and hoped to never move again. Their goal was to create the personal sanctuary they had always envisioned. For guidance, they turned to interior designer Ty Christian, who had worked with the couple on other projects. Christian owns and is the lead designer of Parkemoor HOME, now based in NYC. The family room, the kitchen, and the eat-in area culminate into one great room that opens up to the outside with several sets of oversized windows. For the homeâ€™s overall palette, Christian chose blues and greens from the river, hillside, and sky just outside the great
wall of windows. These tones repeat artfully and effortlessly throughout the home. To assist with the rest of the transformation, Christian called in a team of talented professionals. The home’s expansive scale was wonderful, yet needed definition and mediating. Undaunted, Brian Fleming, owner of Compass Stone and Tile Studio in Annapolis coordinated the stone and tile throughout the home. For the great room, they chose a porcelain tile flooring called Keystone Iron arranged in a Versailles pattern, which tones down the room and makes it less overwhelming. Next they chose the backsplash’s Erbium custom colored glass. This added a touch of playfulness while anchoring the blues and greens used throughout the rest of the great room. Christian enlisted the help of Audrey Taylor of Reico Kitchen and Bath of Annapolis to design the kitchen. “The homeowners love to cook and simply love to entertain,” explains Taylor. She created a concentrated workspace by designing a large island with fifteen different cabinets, corner cabinets, and drawers.
In the bathroom a band of glass tiles from Compass Stone and Tile Studio is finished to the floor with light bardiglio subway tiles. Embroidered sheers connect the upper and lower windows.
Blues and greens manage to converse with each other without overpowering the room or detracting from outdoor views.
Here, one has control and fingertip access to cookware and utensils. Jason Hepp of Hepp Building and Remodeling, Inc. executed her design. For window treatments in the eat-in kitchen and throughout the house, Christian summoned Margaret Blunt, founder of Sew Beautiful. Bluntâ€™s confidence working with odd shaped windows, her quest for perfection, and her extensive knowledge of fabric informs her remarkable design, a unified and elegant ensemble that beckons and pays tribute to sun and water. In the eat-in kitchen, Blunt designed a casual board mounted shawl valance in a fun geometric print with a high contrast lining finished with a bright bead tassel tip. The beading, when the sunlight hits just right, mimics sunlight dancing on the water. The master bath exudes a royal milieu. One is enchanted by the sunâ€™s glow through the window sheers and soothed by the plumb shaded walls. The walls have a band of glass tiles and are finished to the floor with a light bardiglio marble subway tile that continues into the glass-encased shower. The huge yet beautiful set of bay windows with lower casement windows and upper arch windows frame the room. Blunt
made the most of the space, subtly calling attention to finely woven fabrics that manage to defer to the views. The window treatments are upholstered silver embroidered faux silk, embellished with tassel trim and crystal bead fringe shaped in a teardrop complimenting the teardrop crystals in the chandelier. Embroidered sheers connect the upper and lower windows and form a stunning backdrop to the vintage Cheviot Carlton cast iron claw foot tub. The floor’s dark, polished bardiglio marble adds depth to the décor. To the untrained eye, this waterfront home is indeed lovely. But, to the trained eye, fabrics, stone work, color, and detail cohere to become an intricate visual symphony. There’s no level of the home where the eye may turn without an emotional response. To look and to examine closely is to uncover unceasing notes of beauty. AH
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Airspace & Traffic Control By Jerri Anne Hopkins â€˘ Photography by Marcus Chacona
The square footage has not changed, but the kitchen feels more spacious with white walls accentuated simply by deep mahogany countertops and touches of red.
Two islands form a channel that controls the flow of friends and family, while protecting the chef.
Families, in-laws, and office suites are not the only places that harbor dysfunction and pathological triangles. A quiet killer lurks among us. It thrives upon confusion. Upon useless niches and ill-fitting cabinetry. Upon fear that there are deep problems. That you will blow your retirement income solving these problems. The culprit? The well-meaning but design-less kitchen. If you find yourself the owner of one, be strong. You are no longer alone; help is available. However, you must be ready to give up control and call professionals. This is what one family in Stevensville did; they have been living happily in their bay front brick colonial ever since. Before coming under a professional’s care, its twenty-fiveyear-old kitchen had outdated appliances lined up against one wall. Several doors led to dining and living areas throughout the house, creating a high-traffic area. A brick chimney and fireplace dominated one end. The space was cluttered and crowded, in need of air, light, and circulation. There was another great crime: it faced the glorious Chesapeake Bay but had poor access to the lovely views. When he could take no more, the owners’ son, Chris Frank, an architect with the firm Hammond Wilson, drew up preliminary plans for a new design, then turned to Mark T. White, CKD, CBD, founder of Kitchen Encounters in Annapolis, for a treatment plan. White and a team of professionals, including interior designer Lisa Publicover, ASID, founder of Lisa Publicover Interior Design, refined Frank’s design concepts. They were able revive this space and, without changing its square footage, double its storage capacity and make it open, beautiful, and functional. Publicover guided the overall interior design, and Frank handled the renovation. The porch was transformed into a sunroom, with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the Bay. The wall between the new sunroom and kitchen was removed so that the two rooms now flow together harmoniously in the light-filled open space. White, who focused on the kitchen and bath, explains that doorways in the kitchen were moved slightly, both to gain more room for counter space and to improve the traffic flow. The arched doorway from the kitchen into the foyer area leads to two closets, which were converted into much-needed pantry storage, and allows visitors entering through the front door a view directly through the house to the Bay, making the entire house feel more open and spacious. White transformed the layout into a more user-friendly workspace and created a traffic pattern that keeps the workspace out of the direct flow of people but still accessible to friends and family. Directly across from the cooktop, there are two islands: the first holds the large farm sink, completing the kitchen’s golden triangle—the relationship between the sink, cooktop, and refrigerator. In the best and most enduring kitchens, this relationship is strong and uncomplicated.
During the home’s renovation, many doors were widened slightly, creating more air space without increasing actual square footage.
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The second island sits just outside where the back wall of the kitchen used to be, thus separating the kitchen from the sunroom without detracting from the open space effect. Both islands have an overhanging countertop where barstools offer seating convenient to both kitchen and sunroom. The two islands divert traffic away from the central working space, while still allowing the cook to be part of the fun. White credits Publicover with much of the success of the kitchen. “She helped pull it all together with the decorative elements, finishes, and fixtures.” With her guidance, the refrigerator and dishwasher were clad in wood. The countertops are elegantly polished black granite, while the floor is Brazilian cherry to match the rest of the house. The few touches of color are a soft pale green on the walls and a deep apple red in the rug, stools, tea kettle, and a few vases and other implements, which add a vibrant pop of color to complete the classic look of the kitchen.
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Publicover says, “It really takes both a kitchen designer and an interior designer to make a kitchen truly great. Mark made sure the kitchen is easy to work in and yet easy to move around in without everyone getting in the cook’s way, for both intimate and large parties. And I got to add the elements that brought all the pieces together decoratively. My favorite parts are the tray ceiling, which gives the kitchen the feeling of height, and the lighting fixtures.” Publicover also assisted White in making over the master bath. The bath was cramped, with a big closet, tub/shower combination, and a two-sink arrangement. But the homeowners wanted a free standing soaking tub and comfortable shower. White borrowed some space from a hall closet and gave them a free standing tub and a glass-fronted shower, both with views of the Bay, as well as plenty of storage with cabinets above and below a new two-sink countertop. Wainscoting, soft colors, and classic tiles encourage tranquility. Now, in this home’s most important and used areas— the kitchen and bath—light reigns over dark. All the rooms are on speaking terms, with no competition. The troublemakers have been banished to the dump. The conditions are ideal for harmony: traffic is controlled and airspace is plentiful. AH
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Deborah Zakheim will tell you “I like color. I’m not afraid of it.” Take one look at her kitchen and you won’t doubt her for a second. Zakheim, a fabric designer, studied at Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She got a chance to flex her design muscles soon after her retirement when she and her husband Don decided to renovate the kitchen and family room of their house outside of Washington D.C. When the Zakheims purchased the 1970s contemporary several years ago, the kitchen was boxed in and outdated. To Deborah it just “didn’t feel good.” So, she painted it. Black. She is, after all, a woman who is not afraid of color. It was clear, however, that paint could only go so far in fixing the house’s design issues.
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After living in the house for about a year, the Zakheims began talking to architects and designers about remodeling the kitchen. Designer Ellyn Gutridge of Signature Kitchens, Additions & Baths was brought in to consult on cabinets. Deborah soon realized that she had found a designer who would listen to her, and Gutridge soon found that the Zakheims were clients with whom she did not need to compromise her own design values. Deborah’s color sensibility is immediately evident in the finished space. Bright green is used to dramatic effect as is the dark wood of the cabinets, which are brown topped with a black glaze. Large bright green glass panels provide a great reflective quality, bringing the house’s natural setting indoors. The original kitchen failed to take advantage of one of the property’s best features, its heavily wooded yard that backs to a forested park. A new large picture window over one of the sinks provides not just a magnificent view but also a means to bring the ever-changing natural light into the room. The space looks different in the afternoon than it does in the morning, when, according to Deborah, it “sort of glows.” And it changes with the seasons. The reflection of the bare trees in the winter softens the contrast with the dark cabinets, and the vibrancy of spring heightens
the intensity of the vivid green. The green is used frequently through colored glass panels, which also have a reflective quality that tempers the color. But make no mistake about it, the green is bold. It carries the rest of the room on its strong shoulders. It has chutzpah. Although one would be tempted to simply label this the “green kitchen,” that would be an over-simplification. A bright blue glass pendant light hangs over an island clad in white. Both provide welcome visual counterpoints as does a panel of dark blue glass, which adds another layer of visual flavor. Two side-by-side tall vertical windows help break the expanse of a long wall, appearing as a pair of contemporary columns. They are a feature of the original house the Zakheims insisted on keeping in deference to the architectural integrity of the outside facade. Integrating those windows into the new interior was only one of the issues Gutridge faced in translating the Zakheims’ vision into a coherent and functional design. She recalls that “it was really challenging to connect
The greens in this kitchen reflect ambient light inside and out, and change with each season.
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the spaces in the kitchen, to provide a cohesiveness.” The renovation required the removal of interior walls and a marriage of kitchen and family room functions. Gutridge nestled a comfortable seating area at one end of the new space. A substantial island helps pull the main space together. The deep tone of the cabinets rounds a far corner, creating a dining alcove with a wall of frames housing photographer Howard Schatz’s “Botanica” portfolio, a vividly colored nature series that provided Deborah Zakheim with the initial inspiration for the kitchen’s dramatic palette. With its sleek surfaces, its integration of nature, and its vivid colors, this is a thoroughly modern kitchen. But it is also rooted in ancient ritual. It’s a kosher kitchen. Meat and dairy have to be kept separate and Gutridge created a design with a place for two of everything, right down to the kitchen sinks. One of those sinks sits under the large
new picture window, a place that seems to float in the trees, a place Deborah half jokingly calls Central Park South. It’s a place about which she smiles and says, without irony, “I love to stand there and wash dishes.” And perhaps it is the place where she will spot a cardinal flying by and find the inspiration for her next project, thinking, “I am not afraid of color.” AH
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TheÂ McLaren P1 is considered the long-awaited successor to the McLaren F1, combining hybrid power and Formula 1 technology.Â
The P1 does not have the same three-seat layout as its predecessor. It sports a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive design that uses a roof structure safety cage called MonoCage.
Donâ€™t worry that, once behind the wheel of the McLaren P1, youâ€™ll go too fast. The speed is automatically capped at a mere 217 mph. The P1 2015 model (which is unchanged from the 2014 model) retails for approximately 1.5 million and joins the growing wave of hybrid supercars that are equipped for the track as well as the road. It can be driven in several modes, powered by the engine and electric motor together, or solely by the electric motor. In E-mode, the McLaren
The P1 concept car debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Deliveries to retail customers in the UK began in October 2013. The entire first production of 375 units was sold out by November 2013.
P1 can travel more than six miles with electric-only power. When the 211-pound battery is empty, the engine will automatically start to maintain drive and charge the battery. In addition to the battery being charged via the engine, the McLaren P1 is also equipped with a plug-in charger, which can recharge the battery, from empty, in only two hours. For more information, go to cars.mclaren.com.
Kymberly Taylor has a BA in Journalism from Boston University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.
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FIVE YEARS of Annapolis Home & the debut of Looking Good! Photography by Joe Messenger
TH Media celebrated the fifth anniversary of Annapolis Home and the launch of Looking Good at the home of Drs. Edward Vesely and Angela Miele. Their home was featured in the second issue of Annapolis Home Magazine and was designed by Chip Bohl, built by Lundberg Builders, with interior design by Farnady Interiors. Drawing on her Hungarian background, Katalin Farnady planned the anniversary party with an Eastern European flair. Little House of Flowers in Gambrills created the floral decor. Guests included many of the business owners and professionals who advertise in the magazines, many of whom have been with Annapolis HomeÂ since its inception. Guests enjoyed fine Hungarian cuisine and a folk dance performance by theÂ Rozsafa Ensemble from Washington, D.C.
From left to right: 1. Hungarian folk dancer, Angela Miele, Edward Vesely, Katalin Farnady, and Borek Hlousek • 2. Chris Neumann and Rebecca Neumann, Elba Pacheco, and Jay Graham • 3. Kimberly Chappell and James Chappell • 4. Mike Steranka, Jane Sinclair, Kymberly Taylor, and Robert Haywood. • 5. Cindi White, Mark White, and Brad Lundberg. • 6. Gail Lundberg and Jennifer Voshell.
From left to right: 7. Samantha Gladhill and Ryan Gladhill • 8. Kristin McMahon and Valerie Gravel • 9. Hawthorne Haywood and Julia Reese. • 10. Julie Bass, Margaret Blunt, and Rob Blunt. • 11. Patrick and Kim Mohr, Erin Olexia, Gina Fitzimmons, Mike Prokopchak, and Jessica White. • 12. Elba Pacheco and Robert Haywood. • 13. Deborah Caruso-Apter, Andy Apter, Ellen Valle, and Brian Valle. • 14. Bret Anderson, Kymberly Taylor, and Mark Vanreuth. • 15. Taryn Chase, Mia Cranford, and Brian Valle. • 16. Terry Cassidy, Day Weitzman, Mary Ann Treger, and Matt Ciminelli.
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The Iron Rooster Comfort Food at Its Best By Christine Fillat
Photograph by Geoffrey Hodgdon
The Iron Rooster is a new classic eatery on the city dock in Annapolis. It has been open since October 17, and already folks queue up for tables. “There’s a really cool buzz about this restaurant. It gives people another reason to come to downtown Annapolis,” says Kyle Algaze, owner. It took a mere thirty days to transform the restaurant’s space, formerly occupied by Maria’s Italian Restaurant. With its white washed walls and collection of rustic farmhouse ephemera, the Iron Rooster has the cozy atmosphere of a grandparent’s home, where you can get whatever bellybusting tasty grub you may desire. One may order breakfast all day, and bacon on demand. Entrées cross over into breakfast territory where cornmeal pancakes are paired with crab cakes or short ribs. Eggs adorn several selections on the menu.
Straight Up on Dining Out We started out with a crisp Bloody Mary garnished with pickled asparagus, olives, celery, and Old Bay—a delicious drink, nice and spicy. For appetizers, we chose Oysters Roostafella: three oysters stuffed with a pleasing combination of cornbread, spinach, and bacon, topped with a poached quail egg. The BLT and Deviled E is a basic deviled egg, sprinkled with crunchy bacon bits. The eggs were rather cold, perhaps not my favorite temperature for deviled eggs, but nicely paired with cherry tomatoes. The chicken and waffles is Kyle Algaze’s favorite item on the menu. He is issuing a throw-down to Washington D.C. chefs: Which capitol city makes the best chicken and waffles? The Iron Rooster’s tender chicken with a perfectly crispy exterior will pose quite the challenge. And the waffles have just a hint of sweetness, with a savory white gravy. Definitely a home run, this dish is the sort you could imagine homesick Midshipmen from the Naval Academy lining up for. There has been a lot of talk about the meatloaf, so we had to try it. Generous slices of meatloaf are covered with the white gravy, and topped
with poached eggs. Mashed red potatoes and broccoli spears are on the side. This is a heavy dish, the very definition of comfort food. Although it could have been more tender, the meatloaf is good and a little bit goes a long way. The dish could be easily shared. The Maple Bourbon Pecan Torte arrived in a petite cast iron skillet, with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The skillet was hot, but the pie was not. However, this minor detail did not take away from the excellent pie. This is exactly the pecan pie of which dreams are made. Would it have been better if it were served hot? Perhaps, and we just may have to revisit this classic homage to good home cooking and try it again. “Hospitality is our focus,” states Algaze, “We want people to feel like they’re coming to our house. First and foremost is the taste. It has to taste good. Then we serve something you could do at home but don’t want to clean up.” What’s not to like there? Welcome to the family, Iron Rooster; you are destined to be an Annapolis favorite.
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HOME & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GUIDE Architects Purple Cherry Architects
410.990.1700 | purplecherry.com (pg. 1)
Stephen T. Terhune, Architect 443.994.6100 | steveterhune.com (pg. 37)
Custom Builders Apter Remodeling/Craftsman
Blackketter Craftsmen, Inc
Tailor Craft Builders
Hepp Building & Remodeling
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410.571.7707 | pyramid-builders.com (pg. 2-3)
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410.626.8602 | youngerconstruction.com (pg. 31)
Lundberg Builders Inc.
410.643.3334 | lundbergbuilders.com (pg. 39)
Design Professionals 314 Design Studio
Interior Concepts Inc.
Annapolis Design District
Julie Bass Interiors
Design Solutions Inc.
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annapolisdesigndistrict.com (pg. 4-5)
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The Winter Wonders of Zermatt At the Omnia Hotel in Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, the mountain lodge, a quintessentially American concept, has been reinvented for its European environment by the New York–based architect Ali Tayar. This dialogue between two cultures was the starting point for the design. While the materials and the craftsmanship reflect the tradition of the Valais, the furnishings are inspired by a warm, handcrafted modernism. This era in twentieth-century design is revisited in the Omnia in the works of a group of European-born American designers whose European roots heavily influenced the American scene. They include Mies van der Rohe, Raymond Loewy, Vladimir Kagan, and Eero Saarinen. Disappear for a week or two and experience the Omnia’s architectural homage to great artists, its Alpine snow, and an après-ski culture unlike any in America. Here, you’ll find the dialogue strictly European. For more information, visit the-omnia.com.
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IS AMERICA PREPARED TO RETIRE? Two-thirds of us have no financial plan. 64% of Americans have no financial strategy at all. That’s right—no plan whatsoever to build wealth or keep it. Only 17% of us have a written financial plan that is updated regularly. So congratulate yourself if you are in that group. Just 38% of the 36% having written financial plans retain a financial advisor. The really troubling part: 37% of those with written plans are doing their financial planning on their own. Another 12% of respondents with written plans have consulted a friendor family member who isn’t a financial services professional for advice. How much planning have you done? Retiring without a financial plan is an enormous risk; retiring with a financial plan that hasn’t been reviewed in several years is also chancy. A relationship with a financial advisor can help to bring you up to date about what you need to do, and provide you with more clarity and confidence when it comes to the financial future.
RPS regularly hosts free dinner seminars to enable you to learn more about planning for retirement and how RPS can help. We also offer a variety of events for our clients and guests throughout the year.
Please join us for a NO obligation seminar and dinner! Mike Steranka, CEO
January 20th, 2015 at 6:30pm 301 Severn Ave. Annapolis, MD Complimentary Valet Parking. Choose which date is best for you and your guests.
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February 3rd, 2015 at 6:30pm For Reservations call,
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