THE LUXURY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE OF TEXAS
winter WANDERLUST TRAVEL TO UNPARALLELED DESTINATIONS
ultimate WISH LIST ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCES
all that GLITTERS HOLIDAY GLAM FROM LOUBOUTIN, CARTIER, OSCAR DE LA RENTA + MORE
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER } $5.95 US
holiday ENTERTAINING IDEAS, RECIPES + MORE
Affinity Collection AVA I L A B L E AT N E I M A N M A R C U S | T H E S H O P S A T W I L L O W B E N D , 2 2 0 1 D A L L A S P A R K W A Y, P L A N O , T X 7 5 0 9 3 N E I M A N M A R C U S | T H E S H O P S A T L A C A N T E R A , 1 5 9 0 0 L A C A N T E R A P K W Y, S A N A N T O N I O , T X 7 8 2 5 6 B A C H E N D O R F â€™ S | T H E P L A Z A AT P R E STO N C E N T E R , 8 4 0 0 P R E STO N RO A D, D A L L A S , T X 752 2 5 D E U T S C H & D E U T S C H | 3 74 7 W E S T H E I M E R R O A D , H O U S T O N , T X 7 70 2 7
W W W . I V A N K A T R U M P F I N E J E W E L R Y. C O M
DISCOVER A DALLAS
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.
L U X U R Y T I M E P I E C E S G I A C E R T I F I E D D I A M O N D S A N D G E M S E S TAT E J E W E L R Y B O U T I Q U E A N D B R I DA L C O L L E C T I O N S AC Q U I S I T I O N O F E S TAT E S
CRAVE-WORTHY RECIPES TO SATISFY ANY APPETITE
32 The Ultimate Wish List ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCES
62 Winter Wanderlust UNIQUE WINTER TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER â€¢ 2016
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
76 • P RIME LIST • EVENTS, GALAS AND FUNDRAISERS Fête and fête*ish 2016 • Houston PetSet Fierce & Fabulous Soirée
54 Luxury of Time
THE ‘CLASSIC VANA – BUTTERFLY’ … INSPIRED BY THE SPIRIT OF TODAY’S WOMAN
E X P E R I E N C E T H E S O U L O F A F R I C A N L U X U RY THE VANA RANGE OF ICONIC, SIGNATURE HANDBAGS ARE BEAUTIFUL
SUMMER 2017 COLLECTION TAKES THE SOUL OF AFRICAN LUXURY TO
AND TIMELESS HEIRLOOMS THAT EXUDE STYLE, THAT NEVER DATE, AND
THE WORLD TODAY.
THAT BRING CLASSIC ELEGANCE TO THE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL LIFESTYLE
“MY SIGNATURE RANGE SEAMLESSLY FUSES THE RICH COLORS AND TEXTURES
OF TODAY’S MODERN WOMAN. VANA’S HANDBAGS ARE MADE FROM
OF MY INDIAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE WITH DESIGN THAT EVOKES
THE FINEST SUSTAINABLE LEATHERS, CROCODILE, OSTRICH, PYTHON,
THE DIVERSITY, THE CONSCIOUSNESS, AND UBUNTU THAT ARE ONLY FROM
STINGRAY - SOURCED FROM SOUTH AFRICA, AFRICA AND OTHER PARTS
AFRICA, AND WHICH CULMINATE IN A REFINED AND TIMELESS, CLASSIC
OF THE GLOBE. HAND CRAFTED BY MASTER ARTISANS, THE VANA SPRING
CHARM THAT IS THE ESSENCE OF VANA.”
VANA-SHREE.COM VANA@VANA-SHREE.COM | +27 31 3123114 @vana_official |
publisher’s note PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Karyn Dean
please bring me this year… TOM KIRCHER
Better health and nothing material that comes from a store.
Lunch with Gordon Ramsay.
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.
A family vacation to Hawaii.
My own rec center or school where I could mentor kids.
For all my football teams to win their season. . THE LUXURY
LELED TRAVEL TO UNPARAL IONS DESTINAT
ultimate WISH LIST ONCE IN A LIFETIME
all that GLITTERS
IN, FROM LOUBOUT HOLIDAY GLAM DE LA RENTA CARTIER, OSCAR + MORE
} $5.95 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
A happy and healthy 2017.
ART DIRECTION & DESIGN LuckyYou! Creative Erin Loukili, Jaclyn Threadgill email@example.com
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Jennifer Dean Stavert firstname.lastname@example.org
MARKETING ASSISTANT Winona Vo email@example.com
CIRCULATION/ DISTRIBUTION Brian Stavert
JACLYN THREADGILL A white Christmas.
A great year with my kids.
CONTACT 311 Julie Rivers Drive Sugar Land, Texas 77498 281.277.2333 EDITORIAL INQUIRIES firstname.lastname@example.org
ES + MORE
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!
ADVERTISING INQUIRIES email@example.com
ON THE COVER
Six months of mountain hiking.
From our family to yours, wishing you
PUBLISHER Terry Dean
CHECK OUT… Find bonus content from each issue plus much more on prime-living.com
SUBSCRIBE AT prime-living.com ©2016 PRIME Living Magazine is a publication of SRG Services, Inc., published bi-monthly. Copies are mailed and handdelivered to households and businesses throughout Texas. This publication may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the express prior written permission of the publisher. The publisher assumes no responsibility to any party for the content of any advertisement in this publication. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position of the publication.
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.
© 2016 Texas Children’s Hospital. All rights reserved. MPR1544_092016
SUMMER IS ENDLESS ON CELEBRITY EQUINOX
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.
cocktails & conversation
cocktails & conversation THE PRIME LIVING GUIDE TO KEEPING YOU IN THE KNOW
1762 Gautier Cognac
10 12 14 15
• • • •
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
cocktails & conversation
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
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
cocktails & conversation
>> 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
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER • 2016
Tovi ews ubs c r i pt i onopt i onsf or PRI MELi vi ngmagaz i ne,pl eas evi s i t
pr i mel i vi ng. c om/ s ubs c r i be
Al r eadyas ubs c r i ber ? Tovi ewt hef ul lver s i onoft hi si s s ue,pl eas evi s i t
pr i mel i vi ng. c om/ c ur r ent i s s ue
PRI MELi vi ngmagaz i nei sal s oavai l abl eonnews s t andsat Bar nes&Nobl el oc at i onst hr oughoutTexas .
Published on Nov 1, 2016
Toasting to a season of luxe—the ultimate wish list, exclusive recipes and unparalleled destinations for your winter wanderlust. Plus, holid...