From Employee to Entrepreneur

Becoming Your Own Boss in 2021 Maybe you have dreamed of launching your own business for years but could not summon the nerve – or the capital – to pull it off. Perhaps 2020 proved disastrous to your career aspirations when the company you worked for downsized or shut down altogether – and out the door you went. Either way, 2021 could be the time to ask yourself this question: Are you ready to go from

Working from Home for The Holidays

Tips to Stay Productive The holiday season brings families together, but it also means added distractions for the many people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How can remote workers keep their focus sharp and their productivity high while noise and interruptions surround them? And what can businesses do to ensure their employees are not slacking and projects are on track? “Working from home creates a different psychological vibe from the all-business environment of

Greenland USA Announces Completion of Metropolis in Downtown Los Angeles

Redefining DTLAs’ skyline, mixed-use community, Greenland USA revitalizes downtown neighborhood and delivers community and economic benefits Photos Courtesy of Greenland USA Greenland USA, a leading developer of large-scale developments in New York and Los Angeles, today announced that Metropolis, the 6.3-acre mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, has received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for its fourth and final tower, Thea at Metropolis, and concludes major construction on Metropolis. The milestone demonstrates that

Raleigh Masterplan in Miami Beach

Historic Preservation Board approves restoration of the historic Raleigh, South Seas and Richmond hotels as well as construction of a new 175-foot residential tower Photo Courtesy of SHVO Real estate owner and developer Michael Shvo has won approval from the Historic Preservation Board (HPB) of the City of Miami Beach to move forward with the three-acre master plan development of The Raleigh Hotel, together with the South Seas and the Richmond, located on Collins Avenue and

Brooklyn PointBrooklyn’s Tallest Building, Commences Closings

Photos Courtesy of Williams New York Extell Development Company announced that Brooklyn Point — the first-and-only for sale residences located above City Point, a 600,000-square-foot mecca of retail, dining and entertainment opportunities — has commenced closings and first move-ins. Featuring amazing views as well as over 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, including the highest residential infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere, Brooklyn’s tallest building has created a new level of living in Downtown

Extell Announces New Partnership with Corcoran Sunshine

Top Brokerage Firm to Support Sales and Marketing Efforts for Central Park Tower Photo Courtesy of  Extell Development Company Nationally acclaimed real estate developer, Extell Development Company, announced  a strategic partnership with Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group (CSMG), the industry leader in the planning, design, marketing, and sale of luxury residential developments. In collaboration with Extell Marketing Group – Extell’s in-house sales and marketing firm – CSMG will become the co-exclusive sales and marketing firm for Extell’s

The Age of Nesting is Here

Beko’s new report explores long-term impact of global lockdowns on the home  Photo Courtesy of Beko -Months of 24/7 occupation have fundamentally transformed the role of the home -Consumers’ collective concerns about hygiene, wellbeing and immunity will continue to influence how we live -Homes will adapt to become ‘blended spaces’, able to fluidly facilitate different kinds of work, rest, recuperation and play “The Age of Nesting”, a new report released today by Beko, Europe’s leading home

JERDE Announces a Global Slate of New Projects Showcasing Diverse Architectural Typologies

Photos Courtesy of JERDE In addition to its vast portfolio of commercial and hospitality destinations, JERDE has announced the opening, construction and development of new projects around the world that explore mixed-use, urban villages, civic, cultural, and residential design. As evidenced by the wide range of typologies, the iconic and internationally renowned architecture and urban planning studio has expanded its expertise in recent years, taking on projects of varying scale and programs. Design Principals are based

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Iconic luxury hotel to debut extensive transformation this fall 2020 Photos Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Iconic luxury will be reimagined as Four Seasons Hotel Chicago announces a Hotel-wide transformation. Just steps from the Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue shopping district, the 347-room Hotel celebrated its 30-year anniversary last year with the commencement of this multi-million-dollar renovation. Re-emerging this fall as a vibrant hub of culture, style and energy, the Hotel will offer guests a taste

Tips on Reducing the Hyperpigmentation of Melasma

Blame it on the hormones? Well, maybe. “In some cases,” notes Jennifer Wong, a certified registered physician’s assistant specializing in dermatology with Advanced Dermatology PC, “the dark skin patches called ‘melasma’ occur at the same time a woman experiences hormonal changes. But we’re still learning about the nature of the connection.” In this country, as many as six million people a year – ninety percent of them women – experience darkened patches of facial skin, usually

Letter From the Editor

Dear reader,

Welcome to our food issue. Whatever the case, and wherever I might be, the alchemy of great food, service, and hospitality always sets the mood.

When it comes to Thanksgiving recipes, everyone has their non-negotiables. Yet we should always make room for new traditions.

On the cover, Michelin-starred chefs Simone Zanoni and Michael Bartocetti of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris share their own favorite recipes that are easy to recreate at home for a perfect festive Thanksgiving.

It’s hard to believe that four years ago this month our team decided to launch High Rise Life magazine. What a wonderful ride we’ve been on since! We want to thank our advertisers, and readers—they’re the ones who make all of this possible, allowing us to continue highlighting incredible stories.

From my table to yours, happy Thanksgiving.


Selcen Kavruklar


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