Elementi Beverly Hills

Photo credits: Douglas Friedman, Joe Bryant and Marc Angeles Inspired by the Pacific Coast Highway bridges and waterfalls, designer Michael Chen has interpreted the beauty of the California Coast’s natural and man-made elements into an equally stunning home, but with an Asian twist and jetliner views. Located in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Hills enclave of Trousdale

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Why EQ Beats IQ in Driving ‘True’ Leadership Success

In many way’s to your ability to influence people—a proficiency that is driven by one’s Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ). Leadership is more about soft skills—the ability to inspire, persuade, guide, sway and communicate in a way that’s “heard” rather than just “listened to”—than it is about being the best relative to hard skills.  As a leader, if you do not understand your team’s motivations and feelings, you will never be able to establish an optimally-functioning team

Heron Welcomes First Residents in Water Street Tampa

Photos Courtesy of  Strategic Property Partners Strategic Property Partners, the Tampa-based developer behind Water Street Tampa, welcomes its first residents to Heron, the first residential rental building to open in the highly anticipated waterfront neighborhood. The building is now offering in-person tours for potential residents, following a successful pre-leasing period in which more than 25 percent of the 420 rental residences were reserved before the building opened for tours. This rendering shows Heron, a new residential

Ocean Bay

Breaks Ground On Luxury Resort Residences in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Photos Courtesy of Ocean Bay – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Ocean Bay, a new luxury destination in the Caribbean that has claimed the final undeveloped property along Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, today announced the release of its premier, oceanfront section of private residences and penthouses. Each of the three-bedroom beachfront residences in this new release have sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea. All are

Spring Detox

It’s no surprise that after what we endured in 2020, we have been made more aware of what we put in our bodies. We been trying to drink more water, eat more healthier, and take more vitamins so that we can boost our immune systems. There are so many different remedies that you can try to be the best version of yourself. How about finding the right detox? Detoxes don’t just aid in weight loss, they

Avenue Bellevue

Massive Transaction with NYC-Based Silverstein Capital Partners is Largest in Bellevue’s History Photos Courtesy of  Avenue Bellevue, LLC Avenue Bellevue, LLC, in partnership with Fortress Development, announced today it has secured financing for its flagship project, the two-tower luxury condo, hotel and retail development currently under construction in downtown Bellevue, Washington. The $700 million-transaction with Silverstein Capital Partners (SCP) is the largest construction loan in Bellevue’s history—and one of the largest recorded in the U.S. since

A Trendy, Edible Gift for Mother’s Day

Courtesy of Family Features Every Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show your mom just how special she is and how grateful you are for all she does. Make her day with a present that wraps the personal touch of a handmade craft and the novelty of a quirky trend into one unforgettable gift. This year, upgrade your usual flower fare with an arrangement that’s beautiful and delicious: a California cheese bouquet. Customizable with ingredients tailored

Infuse Living Spaces with Color

From experiences to surroundings, the past year has brought a renewed focus on feeding the soul. In an era of overstimulation and information overload, many are finding a new appreciation for living life minimally but with maximum experiences. That mentality is increasingly evident in all aspects of life, especially with home design and decor. After all, spending more time at home means more time to discover what truly evokes happiness. At the same time, as the

Hungry Artist

David Datuna on Take A Bite Out of Hunger NFT Series Photos Courtesy of Dole Packaged Foods, LLC The Dole Sunshine Company has joined forces with acclaimed artist David Datuna to create an NFT (non-fungible token) collection inspired by their Sunshine for All™ rallying cry. The aim is to increase awareness of food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide, while raising funds toward alleviating hunger today. The works will be available for purchase via NFT auction platform Rarible.com on May 6 at 3:30pm PST. Inspired

Elementi Beverly Hills

Photo credits: Douglas Friedman, Joe Bryant and Marc Angeles Inspired by the Pacific Coast Highway bridges and waterfalls, designer Michael Chen has interpreted the beauty of the California Coast’s natural and man-made elements into an equally stunning home, but with an Asian twist and jetliner views. Located in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Hills enclave of Trousdale Estates, Elementi has recently listed at $65 million, or the Bitcoin equivalent. Not a stranger to drama or luxury, Chen’s design

4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Home

People are spending more time at home, where their living spaces have become classrooms, gyms, offices, restaurants and more. The additional time at home provides a unique opportunity to make changes to create healthier living environments.  In fact, a majority of Americans (54%) report being more concerned about having a healthy home since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent online survey of 2,000 adults conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of

Letter From the Editor

Dear reader,

This issue of High Rise Life magazine is dedicated to architecture. Throughout this issue, we explore contemporary architectural thinking and architects that are strategically involved in the creation of our built environment and urban design. The range of articles is both diverse in form and content.

We intentionally displayed architectural projects through visually striking imagery. A key example of this can be found in our cover story feature of one of Southern California’s most photogenic homes —Elementi in Beverly Hills. 

Inspired by the Pacific Coast Highway bridges and waterfalls, designer Michael Chen has interpreted the beauty of the California Coast’s natural and man-made elements into an equally stunning architectural masterpiece. 

Selcen Kavruklar

Editor-in-chief 

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