THE OWO

Own a Piece of British History Photos Courtesy of  Grain, London The OWO Residences by Raffles, Europe’s first Raffles branded residences, launches sales. Offering a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of Winston Churchill’s legacy, 85 homes are available in the impressive Grade II* listed former Old War Office building, which has been closed to

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The Carlton Tower Jumeirah Opens in Knightsbridge Following Complete Transformation

Photos Courtesy of The Carlton Tower Jumeirah Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company, opened its European flagship hotel, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge.. The opening followed an 18-month closure during which the illustrious A-lister haunt underwent an all-encompassing £100 million renovation – the most extensive in its history. The hotel’s enviable position supplies guests with unique access to the private Cadogan Gardens, presenting a green space and tennis courts, normally

Tyler Whitman | Million Dollar Listing New York

Photo Courtesy of KARJAKA Dominating the NYC Real Estate Scene Bravo network’s celebrity real estate agent Tyler Whitman gives us insight on the luxury high-rise real estate market. Tyler, who is originally from the south is dominating the NYC real estate scene. Currently, Tyler works for a start-up real estate firm, Triplemint, where he is part of the founding team. Despite the pandemic, real estate market is increasingly generating interest from affluent buyers nationwide. People’s desire

Father’s Day Gifts & Gets

Like throngs of others, this June you may find yourself struggling to find that perfect gift for the important “dads” in your life, whether that be your own father, husband, boyfriend, brother or other deserving and meaningful man. While the overarching gesture of giving—recognition and appreciation for a job being well done—is most important, there are certainly a myriad of gift ideas sure to evoke genuine joy and certainly gratitude. Here are a few gift ideas

The Fives Oceanfront

Photos Courtesy of The Fives Hotels & Residences A New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Puerto Morelos Edging the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea sits The Fives Oceanfront, a newly opened 93-suite luxury boutique hotel located in the charming bohemian fishing village of Puerto Morelos in Riviera Maya, just 25 miles south of Cancun. The oceanfront property announces it has been accepted into the membership of Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent

Chef Donald Young Puts The ‘Mag’ Back In Chicago’s Magnificent Mile with The Opening Of Venteux

Photo Courtesy of Pendry Chicago The City’s Youngest MICHELIN starred Chef Poised to Reinvigorate Downtown Dining & Nightlife with Debut of Swanky New French Brasserie in the Historic Landmark Carbide & Carbon Building One of the year’s most high-profile Chicago restaurant openings, Venteux will breathe a wave of new energy into Chicago’s most iconic downtown street as it opens doors at 224 N. Michigan Ave. Wednesday, May 26th. In his debut venture as Executive Chef-Partner, Donald

Aloft Tulum Debuts in Mexico’s Bohemian Paradise

Photos Courtesy of  Highgate New lifestyle hotel will be managed by Highgate; marks ushering in a new era of world-class service by the destination’s first internationally branded hotel Aloft Tulum, a brand-new, boho-chic inspired hotel managed by Highgate, opened today nearby Tulum’s desirable downtown district and its white-sand beaches. The four-floor property features 140 loft-style guest rooms and suites, a variety of lively spaces for socialization and music including a signature Ático Rooftop Lounge & Bar

Hollywood Park

Photo Credit: Hollywood Park and Binyan Studios Los Angeles County’s New Landmark Destination Nears First Phase Completion as Construction Progresses on Ambitious 300-Acre Mixed-Use Development; Inside Look Hollywood Park, the largest urban mixed-use mega development under construction in the Western United States, is set to bring a new level of retail, office, residential and entertainment to Inglewood starting in 2021. As phase one of construction continues for its retail, office, and residential districts, the development announces 50 percent completion,

An Unforgettable Fruity Flavor

Photo Courtesy of Culinary.net Fresh fruit is finally in season. When the sun is out and kids are hitting the pool, it’s also time to indulge in some sweet fruit flavors. Watermelon, berries, bananas and more can all be found near perfect ripeness at grocery stores or farmer’s markets during the warm summer months.  On a hot day, there is almost nothing better than trying something new that sounds delicious. Throw your apron on, prepare your

The Wave of Pandemic-Era Relocations Continue

While relocations eased slightly in April from the first quarter, the share of people moving from one part of the country to another is still well above pre-pandemic levels Nationwide, 30.6% users looked to move to a different metro area in April, down slightly from 31.5% in the first quarter but up from 26% at the same time last year, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. The small decline in

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

Letter From the Editor

Welcome to our travel issue. One long year later after being nestled in our homes, many of us are ready to start traveling again. 

In this issue, we have rounded up some great travel ideas. From new and notable restaurants to captivating destinations. This summer comes with infinite possibilities.

On the cover, we turned to The OWO Residences by Raffles. Situated at one of London’s most historically important and powerful addresses, the Old War Office, originally completed in 1906 and designed by British architect William Young.

Having undergone a monumental and painstaking transformation over the last five years, the London landmark is set to complete in 2022 and will also comprise the capital’s first Raffles hotel with 125-rooms and suites, a collection of nine restaurants and bars, and an immersive spa.

We hope you will, once again, enjoy learning and exploring new settings. 

The Warmth and Beauty of Travel Await You!

Selcen Kavruklar

Editor-in-chief 

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