Summer 2014


Jim Jonsin’s Grammy Winning Rebel Rock
In a candid interview with Jim Jonsin, Grammy Award winner and the founder and driving force behind Rebel Rock Entertainment.

90 Minutes With The Duke
Author and historian Scott Eyman tells the heartfelt story of his chance meeting with legendary actor John Wayne.

Analyzing Vincent Van Gogh Part II
The Secrets of the Bedroom with Art Conservationist Ella Hendriks

Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Unrelenting Quest for Beauty
Louis Comfort Tiffany’s paintings, sculptures and glasswork made him one of the most prolific designers of the late 19th century.

Chateau Carolands: America’s Downton Abbey
It is a tale of fabulous wealth and financial disaster, of great loves and betrayals, of wars, earthquakes, a murder, and most of all, about beauty, refined taste, art, and architecture.


Arts & Design

Mythmaker Marc Berhardt
His considerable body of illustrations and commissioned portraiture are often tongue and cheek, full of historic weight and sentimentality.

Whimsical Art In The Landscape
Series PART VI by Mary and Hugh Williamson, whose Bluffton,  SC  landscape is punctuated by topiary examples

Aquariums Gone Wild
Designing and constructing elaborate custom aquariums is bread and butter for the more than 25-year-old company — a remarkable craft revered on their popular Nat Geo WILD series, Fish Tank Kings, now in its third season.

Masterminds Behind Time
Masterpieces at Ulysse Nardin Trace back the century-long history of legendary Swiss haute horology brand, Ulysse Nardin.

Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby
American Literature Professor Sarah Churchwell eschews the “myths” surrounding Fitzgerald’s apocryphal hero.

Musée du Bagage
Explore the historic Museum of Baggage in Haguenau, France.

Haute Couture by Billionaires for Billionaires –
or Those Who Wish to Dress Like One

Remembering Iconic Author Tom Clancy
Novelist Ava Roosevelt reminisces on time spent with her friend and mentor Tom Clancy.

Grand Historic Lore of Garden Statuary
Find out how English artist Edwina Sandys keeps the garden statuary provenance thriving in the United States today.

Oh Say Can You Seat?
Admire authentic, handmade Italian furniture, only available in a Steven G. showroom.

Cheers to the Pink Martini
Go on an around-the-world musical adventure with the orchestral spectacle, Pink Martini.


Haute Cuisine

Historical Scoop on Ice Cream
Learn how to make this elite treat with President Thomas Jefferson’s personal recipe.

Bold & Brewtiful
The Rabbit Coffee Roasting Company shares the artistry behind roasting small batch artisan coffee.

The Best Craft Beer
The Brewers Association crowns 2014 World Beer Cup winners.

Cupcake Mania
See how one Miami cakery is taking the traditional sweet to a whole new level.

The Queen of Tequila
The first female Maestra Tequilera gives the tequila industry a fresh start.

So Delicious, So Seussical, So LoSasso
Celebrity Chef Dewey LoSasso cleverly incorporates his sense of humor into his whimsical menu of haute cuisine at AQ by Acqualina.

Aged for Perfection
NYY Steak’s master in-house butcher reveals his secret for arguably the best meat you’ll ever taste.

Buon Appetito!
Sultry Italian soiree dining Roberto Cavalli style.



Whale Shark Party Anyone?
Off Cancun Mexico, we hop into a tiny fishing boat with guides from Solo Buceo Dive Adventures. Cruising along the 420-mile Mayan Reef, we’re hoping to encounter whale sharks, the largest fish on Planet Earth.

Everything is Grand
A reminiscent, historic stroll through The Greenbrier, ‘America’s Hotel’ since 1778 and hotelier of 26 U.S. presidents

Luxurious South Florida Staycations

Five Star Eight-City Summer Tour Of Europe
In this issue, South Florida Opulence takes you on a five-star tour of eight historically rich cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark and the Netherlands and the fabulous upscale hoteliers that dote on your every need.


Condo Living/Law

Accessing a condominium unit when the owner is not present

Insurance Premium Financing
A Great Solution for Condo and Homeowner Associations



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Out & About

Social Living





Summer 2014