Getting Your Kitchen Organized for Holiday Cooking and Entertaining

Written by Marty Basher As leaves turn color and temperatures drop, we are happily reminded of the upcoming gift-giving, family-gathering, carol-singing season. With only three months left in the year, interwoven with various observances and religious festivities, it is time to get your kitchen organized and ready for the holidays. For some people, preparing for the holidays often translates to stress, chaos, and breaking the bank; however, an organized and well-stocked kitchen will greatly reduce any

Ditch the Bird for Holiday-Inspired Fish Dish

Salmon Baked in Foil with Smoked Cranberry Chutney Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and since there is a shortage on smaller turkeys for smaller gatherings this pandemic, we have an excellent alternative for you to consider. Ideal for vegetarians or those looking to ditch the bird this year, you can now impress your family and friends with this holiday-inspired fish dish. Calling for a dozen ingredients, this Thanksgiving-ready meal is easy to cook up in less than

New Circa Resort & Casino Launches in Downtown

Vegas’ First Adults-only Resort Debuts World’s Largest Sportsbook, Year-Round Pool Amphitheater, High-Tech Transportation Hub and More Photos Courtesy of Circa Resort & Casino Circa Resort & Casino, downtown Las Vegas’ first resort-casino built from the ground up in four decades, is now open. The 1.25 million-square-foot, the adults-only property pays homage to Vegas’ Golden Era through vintage design, old-school hospitality and nods to the city’s history while introducing high-tech advancements and cutting-edge amenities.  Las Vegas pioneers

Ritz-Carlton Reserve-Zadún and Private Jetaway Launch an UltraLuxe Cabo Villa Retreat

The world-renowned Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand partners with luxury travel company, Private Jetaway to offer the “UltraLuxe Jet-to-Villa Retreat” Photos Courtesy of Private Jetaway™ Private Jetaway, a luxury travel company with private jet-to-villa ultra-luxury packages, announced the partnership with Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, the latest resort in the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio in San José del Cabo, Baja California. Ritz-Carlton is one of the eminent luxury hospitality brands in the world and their Reserve brand is their

It’s  Time to Teach our Children How to Eat Sustainably

Top tips from celebrity cook  The food we eat can have a huge impact on the world we live in. Being environmentally conscious when it comes to the food, we eat can often seem a daunting and restrictive task, with many fearing that their entire diets will need to change. However, cooking and eating green can be as exciting as it can be easy! To help people achieve their green goals, Wren Kitchens have teamed up

Winter Is Dangerous for Skin Cancer Too

Chilly temperatures may have you pulling on cozy sweaters and coats, but don’t be fooled: You can’t stop protecting yourself from skin cancer just because winter is coming, says Angie Seelal, RPA-C, of Advanced Dermatology P.C. When the sun is shining bright, it is easy to remember that ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause skin cancer – the most common cancer across the globe – are reaching your skin. “But overcast skies and winter weather don’t

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Homemade Menu

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 dinner Photos Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel George V. Paris Braised Turkey and Pumpkin Ravioli del Plin, by Simone Zanoni, Michelin-starred chef of Le George Ingredients (serves 6) For the dough • 550g flour • 320g egg yolks • Olive oil as needed For the

Wearing Your Face Mask AND Avoiding Acne Nobody Wants Maskne

‘Maskne.’ The nickname may be cute, but the reality is not: Unsightly pimples that erupt in our face-mask zone. “But,” notes Sharon Hochhauser, a board-certified family nurse practitioner who specializes in dermatology with Advanced Dermatology PC, “we can take steps to prevent mask-related breakouts so that we feel comfortable wearing our masks and confident about taking them off when it’s safe.” As research has increased on the role face masks play in preventing COVID-19, so have

Resort Towns Are Becoming Permanent Destinations

Homebuyers fleeing big cities during the pandemic Popular second-home destinations including the Jersey Shore, Cape Cod, Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs and Bend, OR are heating up and becoming full-time residences for homebuyers who have the luxury of working remotely, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Redfin’s ranking is based on year-over-year change in home prices, home sales, the share of homes that sold above their list price, the speed of

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

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.


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