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JEWEL Visit our salon at NorthPark Center to view our spectacular selection of fine and contemporary jewelry including JB Star, Roberto Coin, Gucci and Temple St. Clair, and luxury Swiss timepieces by Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger LeCoultre, Louis Moinet, Rolex, Ulysse Nardin, and Vacheron Constantin as well as certified pre-owned timepieces.

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CRAVE-WORTHY RECIPES TO SATISFY ANY APPETITE

32 The Ultimate Wish List ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCES

62 Winter Wanderlust UNIQUE WINTER TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

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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 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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THE ‘CLASSIC VANA – BUTTERFLY’ … INSPIRED BY THE SPIRIT OF TODAY’S WOMAN

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publisher’s note PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Karyn Dean

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SANTA BABY,

please bring me this year… TOM KIRCHER

Better health and nothing material that comes from a store.

KARYN DEAN

Lunch with Gordon Ramsay.

COURTNEY MOORE

JAMES KUZILLA

A Red Rider BB gun.

ALEX DEAN Food, family and football.

JENNIFER DEAN STAVERT

Can I just ask for wine?

A shopping trip to Williams-Sonoma and a mini-kitchen set for my little one.

BRIAN STAVERT

A family vacation to Hawaii.

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My own rec center or school where I could mentor kids.

TERRY DEAN

ERIN LOUKILI

For all my football teams to win their season. . THE LUXURY

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JACLYN THREADGILL A white Christmas.

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A great year with my kids.

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Celebrate the season with a Hotty Toddy by Bulleit Bourbon. Find the recipe on prime-living.com and in PRIME’s annual “Texas’ Luxury Recipe Guide.” Photo courtesy Bulleit Bourbon

Find ideas to inspire a healthy, happy 2017!

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From our family to yours, wishing you

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It’s said that everything is bigger in Texas, from our wide-open spaces to our legendary places, from our down-home hospitality to our incredible culture. It’s only fitting that our specialty pediatric care would be as vast and comprehensive as the state we call home. Texas Children’s Hospital offers more than 40 subspecialties, ensuring that children receive the best possible treatment, no matter what.

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SUMMER IS ENDLESS ON CELEBRITY EQUINOX

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INTRODUCING MODERN LUXURY VACATIONS IN THE CARIBBEAN—ALL YEAR LONG.

Experience the tropics on sailings from 7 to 11 nights. Treat the kids to Summer Camp at Sea or jazz it up in New Orleans on our newest Signature Event Sailing. Enjoy stylish staterooms, globally inspired cuisine, and superlative service—in summer as well as winter. To book or learn more, visit CelebrityCruises.com, call 800 CELEBRITY, or contact your travel agent. © 2016 Celebrity Cruises. Ships’ registry: Malta and Ecuador.


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TALKING POINTS WHAT’S TRENDING STYLE ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD IN THE MIX TOKI AND CREAM WEALTH YOUR LEGACY AT WORK DURING YOUR LIFETIME 16 • NOSTALGIA CHRISTMAS STRING THEORY 18 • BUCKET LIST ON DISPLAY 20 • DESIGN LAYER ON THE LIGHTING NOVEMBER/DECEMBER • 2016

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TALKING POINTS

THE DALLAS AREA TRAIN SHOW

The January 2017 train show is organized by the North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs and is geared toward model train enthusiasts and families looking for a fun day’s outing. There will be many operating train layouts to see, and clinics to attend as well as home layout tours. Learn what it takes to build a meticulous layout, how to set up an operating system for your railroad, and how to create the perfect landscape with water, trees and painted backdrops. dfwtrainshows.com >> FOR THE RARE ITEM COLLECTOR

WEALTHSOLUTIONS A rare find is this limited edition oak fountain pen with a drop

>> FOR THE AVID GOLFER

GARIA GOLF CAR Through innovation, research, and an unwavering

passion for design, Garia has completely reimagined the traditional golf cart. Crafted from only the highest quality automotive materials, and through the most revolutionary design in the industry, Garia creates vehicles that perform even better than they look. Recognized as much for its functionality and usability as for its modern Scandinavian aesthetic, the Garia is not just your average golf cart—it’s a golf car. The Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car combines signature Garia features with the design flair of Mercedes-Benz style. Among standard Garia features, such as 45 degree golf bag holders, a built-in refrigerator and automotive-style handling, to name a few, the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car features an integrated onboard touchpad displaying graphically enhanced vehicle information, including everything from speed to the golf course layout. garia.com

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of the world’s oldest cognac enclosed in a special capsule mounted on the pen’s cap. “Our search for uniqueness in creating rare collectibles had to lead us to the world of pens. Montegrappa is one of the most respected creators of fountain pens. I believe it will find favor with both pen and rare spirits aficionados worldwide,” said Maciej Kossowski, president of Wealth Solutions. The distillation belongs to Wealth Solutions’ collection and was purchased in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors. The Gautier cognac bottle dating back to 1762 was, during the event, granted the honor of the oldest cognac sold at a public auction to date. This fact has also been confirmed by an official entry in the Guinness Book of Records. wealth.pl >> FOR THE NO FUSS MALE TRAVELER

DAPPAD Stratajet—a private luxury jet company—

teamed up with DAPPAD—a personal styling service for men—allowing for quick phone access to a professional stylist. A box of clothing is delivered straight to the jet before flight. Jonny Nicol, Stratajet founder & CEO, commented,“Stratajet prides itself on being the world’s first real-time private jet booking platform, giving customers total control and freedom. We’ve built on that proposition by partnering with DAPPAD to add another layer of professional service and help our customers take control by removing the fuss of traditional shopping. Rather than it having to take hours to find the style that is right for you, the DAPPAD stylists do this hard work for you.” stratajet.com

WEALTH.PL | NORTH TEXAS COUNCIL OF RAILROAD CLUBS | GARIA | STRATAJET | DAPPAD

>> FOR THE TRAIN ENTHUSIAST


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>> FOR THE SELF-AWARE

SUNGLASS MEMORY MIRROR

>> FOR THE OUTER SPACE ADVENTURIST

Located in select Neiman Marcus stores, sunglass shoppers can “try before they buy” with the new Sunglass Memory Mirror from MemoMi and Luxottica Wholesale NA. “At Neiman Marcus we strive to enhance our customer experience. The Sunglass Memory Mirror adds the whit and whimsy back to eyewear shopping,” said Scott Emmons, head of the Neiman Marcus Innovation Lab. This new technology allows sunglass shoppers to better engage with the product and create shareable shopping experiences. The technology ensures that the customer is seeing sunglass options with perfect clarity and color. Customers view side-by-side ultrahigh definition video TryOn comparisons of the item at the store and are then able to share via email and social media platforms, as well as with the sales associate for future recommendations. memorymirror.com

TOUR OF RUSSIAN SPACE PROGRAM The MIR Corporation—whose name means “peace” and “world” in Russian—offers custom journeys to Russia. On this exclusive tour inside the Russian space program, select guests will witness the manned launch of the Soyuz spacecraft on its way to relieve the crew of the International Space Station, tour Russia’s premier cosmonaut training and experience the live Soyuz International Space Station docking at Mission Control Center. The exclusive nine-day tour is slated for Sept.24-Oct. 2, 2017. Optional cosmonaut training will have you experiencing up to 4 Gs on the world’s largest centrifuge, the TsF-18, donning a Russian-engineered Orlan space suit—created especially for spacewalks—and performing a series of operations designed to simulate typical space tasks. mircorp.com

>> FOR THE BLACK CARD VIP

SELECT | MIR CORPORATION | MALKA MEDIA GROUP

SELECT This “white glove” digital and mobile

concierge industry leader recently announced their newly expanded travel program. It’s the culmination of a long-standing effort to bring together unpublished rates from private hotel booking services into a unique and unified destinations platform. Members can expect access to exclusive events, savings, and perks at thousands of locations across the globe. Members receive insider pricing and VIP treatment at premier restaurants, hotels, retailers, entertainment venues, and more every time they go. meetselect.com

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