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63 Barcelona Memory Lane GAUDI’S INFLUENCE THEN AND NOW

30 A Texan, Leader, Family Man & Friend JAMES A. BAKER, III, SECRETARY OF STATE

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9 • COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION • KEEPING YOU IN THE KNOW Talking Points • Style • In the Mix • Nostalgia • Bucket List • Wealth • Design 37 • C  ONNOISSEUR • PRIME’S GUIDE TO DISCERNING TASTE Table Talk • Uncorked • Main Dish • Bragging Bites • Entertain 49 • T  HE GENTLEMEN’S ROOM • FOR THE MAN WHO COMMANDS THE VERY BEST Driver’s Seat • Cigar Notes • High Tech • Outdoors • Style

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ou’re either one of those people who gets excited about the healthy living choices you’re putting on your New Year’s resolutions list, or you’re like me and wish that January was in an hourglass that you could turn upside down and voila—it’s February! Regardless of which side you take, who says that healthy cannot also mean amazing and relaxing? Discover 10 bespoke spa locations in “Unrivaled Tranquility” (page 22) offering distinct services such as having your chakra worked on, a full body exfoliation with salt from the Dead Sea, or a massage in the trees. As for me, I intend to add several spa days to my list, all in the name of healthy living of course. If your idea of venturing on the path to health and well-being involves new beauty products then check out “Juicy New You” (page 73). In honor of National Grapefruit Month—February—we rounded up a few products with grapefruit-y goodness in their essential oils. While you’re at it, be sure to peruse the “Winter Warrior” (page 72) products that are sure to help ward off dry skin. If you’re looking for even more ways to get healthy, one of our favorites for 2017 is the Peloton—a new breed of bike with a sleek design and the ability to interact with users around the world. For a spin on biking for better health, flip to “New Year Tech-Cercising” (page 52). Fellow cocoa lovers, we shared one of our new hot chocolate recipe favorites and don’t miss one of my other favorites in this issue—three bucket list experiences that all include chocolate. Yes, you heard correctly. See “For the Love of Chocolate” (page 18) and be sure to check out the chocolate train! Wishing you a healthy new year!

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IDOLE DE CHRISTOFLE

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vomFASS Elevating gift giving to an art form, the flagship vomFASS store in The Woodlands

Celebrating everyday elegance, Idole de Christofle offers chic Parisian style to any look. The collection’s debut marks a new era for jewelry by the renowned French brand as it presents, for the first time ever, white gold finishes with diamond pavé embellishment. Designed by Studio Putman, the collection references the brand’s patrimony as the House of Christofle was founded in 1830 when Charles Christofle took control of his family’s small Parisian jewelry shop. christofle.com

offers a unique selection of the finest artisanal oils and vinegars as well as an outstanding collection of the finest Clase Azul tequilas, brandies, cognacs, grappas, Irish single malt whiskies, Scotch, absinthes and liqueurs. Most of the oils, vinegars and spirits can be sampled from the cask before purchase and, once selected, are decanted into elegant bottles. Absinthe, “la fée verte” (the Green Fairy), is an anise-flavored spirit, derived from botanicals. For that one-of-a-kind Valentine gift, consider an absinthe fountain, which is modeled in the way absinthe was consumed in Parisian cafes back in the late 19th century. The fountain is not used to pour absinthe into glasses, but rather to add iced water to absinthe, often poured over a sugar cube in a perforated spoon. Better yet, take your Valentine shopping with you for a tasting experience you’ll both remember. vomfassusa.com >> FOR THE HEALTH-CONSCIOUS TIMEKEEPER

ORIGIN For those wanting to get away from the Fitbit-watch look but reluctant to give up the

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As the preeminent source of fine French chocolate, zChocolat is widely celebrated for their distinctively shaped line of signature chocolates, developed by World Champion Chocolatier Pascal Caffet. With a flair for artisanal details and boundless customization options, the zChocolat brand has epitomized the expression “chic à la française” since its founding in 1999. Ultra-luxury brand zChocolat takes gourmet gifting to the next level. zchocolat.com

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health tracking features, you’re in luck. Origin by Grayton is a classic self-winding watch with a leather strap that connects to your phone for fitness tracking and smart features. The goal was to create a timepiece that would last for generations, but also has the convenience of modern features. It combines the best of watchmaking and technology in a traditional mechanical watch with a smart strap that easily connects to your phone for activity tracking, notifications, calendar reminders, music control plus more. The Grayton smart strap and the accompanying app are compatible with both iPhone and Android phones. It also features a USB port at the end of the strap that connects to any USB power source. Style and fitness can now coexist. indiegogo.com/at/origin-watch


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MIZU INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CLINIC + FLOAT CENTER

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One of the hottest new health trends is where health and wellness meets relaxation. Throw in a luxury environment and you have MIZU Integrative Medicine Clinic + Float Center located in Houston and opened in 2016. MIZU offers three private suites; each includes a state-of-the-art floatation pod, a shower and changing rooms, ensuring all patients have a secluded, luxurious experience.  Floatation Therapy, also known as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST), has been shown, through clinical research, as a means to induce deep relaxation, promote meditation, reduce stress hormone levels, relieve joint and muscle pain, and lower blood pressure. Each floatation pod, resembling a sleek, futuristic spaceship, is filled with a highly saturated solution of magnesium sulfate salt and water, causing the body to naturally float and the musculoskeletal system to decompress, relax and stop fighting gravity.  Additional services offered at the clinic include preventive care, wellness exams, chronic care management, herbal medicine, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy and nutritional medicine. mizumed.com >> FOR THE PAMPERED ENVIRONMENTALIST

PALOMA Helping to revolutionize the beauty industry,

recently opened Paloma provides a refined, nontoxic beauty experience. This next-generation salon offers toxic free nail polishes, polish removers and organic creams. Paloma founder Maryam Naderi utilized her extensive beauty service experience from around the world and founded the salon concept on the belief that beauty and wellness can coexist. “My mission was to create a beauty destination for the modern person to enjoy a toxic free nail experience in an aesthetically appealing environment,” Naderi says. Offering custom waterless manicures, pedicures and exfoliate massages, Paloma invites guests to enjoy luxurious amenities and service. facebook.com/palomabeauty >> FOR THE CAKE DREAMER

SUSIECAKES Offering a variety of nostalgic desserts in a friendly,

old-fashioned neighborhood experience, SusieCakes recently opened a second location in Plano. Owner Susan Sarich honors her grandmothers, Mildred and Madeline, in her dedication to their baking traditions. “You most likely recall a cake as part of your life’s milestone celebrations. Cake has the unique ability to connect us with the people and events of our past,” Sarich says. Offering the services of a celebration specialist, a cake connoisseur is available for guests to work with to create their dream custom confection. Equipped with an iPad full of photos for inspiration, the celebration specialist hosts tastings by appointment and guides guests on creating the perfect dessert spread for any celebration. susiecakes.com

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