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A Letter From the CEO: Spring 2017

Jason Binn welcomes you to the Spring 2017 issue

From the beginning, my favorite part about DuJour has been that the topics that pique our interest run the gamut. Whether it’s real estate, culture, entertainment, or fashion, our goal is to invite readers to the places where luxury lives.

One such place, of course, is Hollywood, and over the course of the recent awards season it was a joy to hear about the buzz surrounding the group of actors we highlighted in the previous issue. The real estate world is another arena where luxury quite literally lives, and as of late, I’ve been honored to foster deeper connections than ever with many of the industry’s leaders. When the Naftali Group unveiled their chic West Village property, the Shephard, we fêted guests at the condominium’s gorgeous garden space in celebration of their accomplishment. When Douglas Elliman presided over two days of presentations at the City of Tomorrow Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit, we served as the media partner for the event’s VIP cocktail party on opening night. For this issue, our writers looked at some very exciting new real estate developments including the Ritz Carlton Residences’ impending arrival in Miami, and Moinian Group’s amenity-filled Sky building.

Art is another thing we tend to celebrate, and there’s no better place to do that than Miami. We kicked off Art Basel at the Confidante hotel along with JetSmarter, InList, and good friends like Mayor Philip Levine, Karolina Kurkova, Larsa Pippen, and Chris Bosh. As a nod to our love for the city and its ever-growing art scene, we had Romero Britto share his top picks with us for this issue. Of course, art encompasses film and music as well, and DuJour recently had the honor of hosting a screening of Simon Aboud’s This Beautiful Fantastic. We celebrated the inspiring film with a cocktail party in the Park Hyatt New York’s luxurious Onyx Room, and were thrilled to welcome music royalty Sir Paul McCartney. A special thanks is owed to Ernie Arias for making the night a success.

The most important luxury of all is family and friends. Recently, my children and I were fortunate to enjoy a memorable trip to the Greenbrier, in West Virginia, and I’d be remiss not to mention the fun-filled celebration we held at Megu at the Dream Downtown in honor of my birthday. Many thanks to Jon Bakhshi, DJ Fulano and the friends who attended. After all, what is life without good people around you? 

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