ON THIS ISSUE
For issue 8, we continue to carefully hone our craft, gaining on experience and telling the stories of those most experienced in their fields We highlight the way environments, adventures and even failures play roles in our perspective and in turn, we evolve. Our cover stories this issue highlight two men who have burst through hurdles, forced change and truly embraced the unknown to alter entire industries.
Brett Ratner shares personal insight on what it takes to accomplish dreams and how sometimes those dreams reveal themselves in the most unexpected of ways. He also shares the importance of mentorship and of support as the guiding wind in the sails of success. His “he who tries will never fail” approach to life has produced a discography recognized the globe over. He also speaks to his latest venture in the spirits industry with the launch of Hillhaven as well as takes us within Hillhaven Lodge, the property with some of the walls most worthy of embodying the saying: “If these walls could talk.”
Rande Gerber, who created the concept of hotel bars as the ultimate in nightlife destinations, similarly shares how he forged through an industry that’s as fickle as any. Since the 90’s Gerber has been molding hospitality, leaving his indelible signature on concepts we all enjoy, worldwide. He recently teamed up with George Clooney and Mike Meldman to launch Casamigos Tequila, a super-premium tequila brand that’s changing the game in the spirits world due to its massive strides in just a few short years, dubbing it the world’s fastest growing tequila.
Similarly within are interviews with such noteworthy actors and artists as Ethan Peck, grandson of Gregory Peck and Salvatore Ferragamo ambassador; Julien David, a designer who’s collaborative spirit drives his business and Javier Martin, an artist who truly sheds light on his figures, most often female forms.
And on the note of experience we highlight vintage watches and the release of the Jaguar F-Pace 35T R-Sport which as the latest Jaguar incarnation and the first SUV in the brand’s offerings, bows to its predecessors while taking its own moment in the spotlight for all of its new found glory.
As we move into a third year publishing this book we acknowledge those who have inspired us through their experiences, mentored us with their wisdom and taught us that in the true pursuit of the dream, greatness will reveal itself.