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Home Sweet

Second Home DREAM UP YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

21 Nature is the New Neutral DRAW INSPIRATION FROM PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR.

62 A Sumptuous Escape to St. Barts FINDING A LITTLE PIECE OF FRANCE IN THE CARIBBEAN.

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9 • COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION • KEEPING YOU IN THE KNOW Talking Points • In the Mix • Wealth Nostalgia • Bucket List • Design 39 • C  ONNOISSEUR • PRIME’S GUIDE TO DISCERNING TASTE Table Talk • Uncorked • Main Dish • Bragging Bites • Entertain 51 • T  HE GENTLEMEN’S ROOM • FOR THE MAN WHO COMMANDS THE VERY BEST Driver’s Seat • Cigar Notes • High Tech • Outdoors

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57 • ESCAPE • GREETINGS FROM DESTINATIONS NEAR AND FAR Enlightened Explorer • Point of Interest 69 • L  IVE WELL • FEEL GOOD, LOOK GOOD, BE GOOD Health Buzz • Feel Good • Focus & Function • Look Good • Be Good

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76 • P  RIME LIST • EVENTS, GALAS AND FUNDRAISERS 17th Annual Dinner of The Rienzi Society • Second Annual Cooking up a Cure • The Truffle Masters 2017 • 2017 Houston Heart Ball Underwriters’ Reception • Wishes Do Come True Gala

72 Going Green

Design Inspiration


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e’re so excited that color influencer, Pantone, announced “greenery” as their 2017 color of the year, while SherwinWilliams’ color of the year is “poised taupe.” If you’re in denial about the impact these color selections will have on your purchasing decisions, need I remind you of that oh-so-famous scene from “The Devil Wears Prada?” Where Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) explains to Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway) that the color of the items they were examining—cerulean—wasn’t just any blue, but in fact the blue that would heavily impact the fashion and design industries as well as what Andrea was wearing. So, when Pantone speaks, we listen! It’s with that iconic scene in mind that we curated some fashion, design and beauty brands with the color greenery. Uncover our greenery selections in “Green with Envy” (page 18), “Nature is the New Neutral” (page 21) and “PRIME Finds” (page 72), plus we touch on empowering you to go green this year throughout the issue. With this being our annual “Home & Entertaining” issue, we thought it would be fun to dream—and write—about owning a second home. Although it was a challenge, we narrowed down our dream home destination to four fabulous scenarios. You too can dream big when you read about them in “Home Sweet Second Home” (page 26). Regardless if you’re entertaining this spring in your current home or your second home, you’ll find inspiration for creating an intimate outdoor soiree in “Sit a Spell” (page 48). And in true PRIME style, we shared opportunities for new experiences in “Sipsational” (page 16) where you can create your own liquor just in time for your spring soiree! Before you go, be sure to check out “In the Mix” (page 12). With the assistance of Frank Krockenberger, Beam Suntory, we pay tribute to the next movie in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” saga. As I leave you with this Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) quote, “Where did all the rum go?” Spring into green!

kdean@prime-living.com THE LUXURY

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PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Karyn Dean

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PUBLISHER Terry Dean

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ART DIRECTION & DESIGN LuckyYou! Creative Erin Loukili, Jaclyn Threadgill erin@luckyyoucreative.com

GRAPEFRUIT ROSEMARY

Recipe courtesy of Sparkling Ice

1 ounce vodka 0.5 ounce elderflower liqueur 2 ounces grapefruit juice 0.5 ounce vanilla syrup Sparkling Ice Essence of Water rosemary sprig, for garnish grapefruit slice, for garnish In a cocktail shaker combine ice, vodka, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice and vanilla syrup then shake until cold. Strain into an ice-filled glass and float with Unflavored Sparkling Ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and grapefruit slice then serve.

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DEEP IN THE HEART

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>> FOR THE CREATIVE DESIGNER

BESSA If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind

statement piece for your home, then you’re in luck. In celebration of their anniversary, Bessa created an exclusive limitededition piece inspired by Antoni Gaudí’s designs. The table is dominated by flowing organic lines and is made of 100 kilograms of solid brass, which reminds one of the architectural façade of the Casa Batlló. Inspired by the colors and geometric shapes of the tiles in Casa Batlló’s roof, the Gaudí table is covered with 300 triangles. Each one is manually foliated with silver and gold leaf as well as artistically painted. bessadesign.com >> FOR THE INDECISIVE FRAGRANT PURVEYOR

BON PARFUMEUR We don’t wear the same outfit every day,

>> FOR THE FANTASY DESIGNER

CIRCU Much more than a furniture brand, Circu teams up

with parents to help them truly appreciate their inner child and their children’s visions and perspectives. Being in a Circu-inspired room is like living in a dream world somewhere between fantasy and magic. There is a fanciful room for every child—or inner child—from a space-themed room filled with stars and your very own spaceship to a mermaid-inspired room with a clamshell bed. circu.net

but instead we mix and match to suit every experience. So why not the same with fragrance? A fragrance playlist for every mood, every experience, every emotion, which brings together all of the olfactory families in a comprehensive collection. Bon Parfumeur incorporates the traditional values of a French Perfumery but interweaves a cool, contemporary and effortless luxury; an “easy luxury.” Their perfumes are designed to be layered and collected. The essences of the product mix on the skin and reveal themselves. By choosing the emotion and then superimposing them, each individual can express himself or herself through mixing and matching. bonparfumeur.com/en/

>> FOR THE LUXURY TRAVELER

The award-winning Hotel Valencia Riverwalk has undergone a complete transformation with the first major renovation in the hotel’s 14-year history. Internationally acclaimed architect and designer Lauren Rottet transformed the boutique property into an alluring blend of Spanish Colonial and modern Mediterranean styles. The hotel’s enticing new restaurant, Dorrego, draws its inspiration from the rich culinary heritage of Argentina. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is resetting the bar in San Antonio for sophisticated luxury. hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com

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AZKARRA The last several years have seen a rise in

interest—and sales—in luxury threewheelers. One of the most recent launches is by Atelier Girfalco Limitée with their Azkarra concept. Looking like something straight out of a big-budget movie, it offers a sporty driving experience and represents the perfect combination between classicism and modernity. The Girfalco team gave great attention to the comfort and ergonomics of the cockpit. The driving experience causes your heart to pound faster as you try to control it with your breathing. You feel one with the road where all of your commands are obeyed instantaneously and surgically. Truly a magical moment that you might expect on the big screen. girfalco.com/azkarra-s.html

>> FOR THE ROLLS-ROYCE FAN

PROJECT CULLINAN Project Cullinan is the term for the British manufacturer’s developmental program to

produce an “all-terrain, high-sided vehicle.” This latest development vehicle will travel to numerous locations around the world in a challenging testing program to ensure that the end product will be “Effortless…Everywhere.” Project Cullinan was expected to enter the Arctic Circle to undergo cold-weather durability and traction testing earlier this year. Later in 2017, it will travel to the Middle East to endure the highest of temperatures and challenging desert conditions. “This is an incredibly exciting moment in the development of Project Cullinan both for Rolls-Royce and for the patrons of luxury that follow us around the world,” says Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Bringing together the new four-wheel drive system and the new ‘architecture of luxury’ for the first time sets us on the road to creating a truly authentic Rolls-Royce, which like its forebears will reset the standard by which all other luxury goods are judged.” rolls-roycemotorcars.com >> FOR THE LOVE OF FLOWERS

DALLAS ARBORETUM | ATELIER GIRFALCO LIMITÉE | ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS

DALLAS BLOOMS: FLOWER POWER

Touted as the largest floral festival in the Southwest, this year’s Dallas Blooms theme is “Peace, Love and Flower Power,” and runs through April 9. The festival features tulips, daffodils, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming plants. Each weekend, Dallas Blooms will highlight a different 1960s theme and incorporate headlines, music, TV, fads and fashion from the swinging ’60s. Some of the themes include Vibrations of a Nation “Peace Love Freedom Fest,” a music festival throughout the gardens; Ed Sullivan Show-Celebrity Weekend, starring Arboretum volunteers reenacting celebrity appearances; and Fashion Forward Weekend, where guests can create flower wreaths, dress paper dolls and get henna tattoos. dallasarboretum.org

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