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Affluent Magazine December 2009

December 2009


Holiday Manners

by Joy Weaver

Holiday Manners It is the season for socializing! Company parties, neighborhood functions, and family gathering are just a few of the social get-togethers we are most likely to attend. Although excellent manners should be a part of our everyday habits, this season calls for more advanced awareness of civility. Many of the basics are overlooked, so take a minute to review this list, it will help you both personally and professionally during this special season. Read More

The Greystone Inn at Lake Toxaway is Truly a Tar Heel State Hidden Gem

by Affluent Magazine

The Greystone Inn at Lake Toxaway is Truly a Tar Heel State Hidden Gem Beautifully nestled in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, between the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, Lake Toxaway, N.C. sits today as one of the South’s best kept secrets.  That wasn’t always the case.  Less than three hours by car from Charlotte, N.C. and Atlanta, GA, a rustic chic getaway like few others, Lake Toxaway, N.C. once served as the respite of choice for many of the early twentieth century’s most elite members of society.  The likes of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and John D. Rockefeller and their families were frequent visitors to this exclusive mountain community for fourteen years, enjoying the crystal blue waters. Read More

Four Seasons Residences, Austin Defining Luxury Living

by Affluent Magazine

Four Seasons Residences, Austin Defining Luxury Living Occupancy is slated to commence in early 2010, Four Seasons Residences, Austin is sure to become the premiere landmark address in Texas.  With stunning views of Downtown Austin, the State Capitol, Hill Country and Lady Bird Lake, these residences will define luxury living in Texas.  Read More

Carl F. Bucherer: Timeless and Authentic

by Affluent Magazine

Carl F. Bucherer: Timeless and Authentic Passion for beauty, love of detail, and uncompromising realization of technical challenges are the qualities on which Carl F. Bucherer was founded and still characterize the family business today. Carl F. Bucherer is an independent watch brand with 90 years of experience. Carl F. Bucherer stands for uncompromising quality as well as highly beautiful and stylish products. It combines the best of sophisticated watch complications, watchmaking craftsmanship with fine jewelry-making skills. Read More

The House of Graff

by Affluent Magazine

The House of Graff The House of Graff is synonymous with the most fabulous jewels in the world. Graff diamond jewellery is exceptional; the quality, the style and workmanship are the best in the world. Laurence Graff “The King of Diamonds” has a passion for diamonds that began from an early age. His inherent feeling for diamonds goes beyond the stones themselves. Read More

Allure of Paneri

by Affluent Magazine

Allure of Paneri Founded in Florence in 1860 as a watchmaker’s shop, workshop and school, Officine Panerai was for many years the official supplier of precision instruments for the Italian Navy, mostly for the underwater special corps. The projects developed by the company at the time - including the Luminor and Radiomir watch - were covered by military secret until 1997, when the brand was purchased by the Richemont Group and launched on the international market. Read More

The 22nd Annual Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach February 11 - 15, 2010

by Affluent Magazine

The 22nd Annual Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach February 11 - 15, 2010 Not to be confused with the Miami Boat Show, The Yacht and Brokerage Boat Show in Miami Beach February 11 - 15, 2010, is a multi-million dollar presentation of yachts including the world's most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts and superyachts from the world's foremost custom boat builders.  The in-water-only display presentation covers more than 1.2 million square feet of space over a mile-long strip of Indian Creek Waterway, featuring new and pre-owned vessels valued at more than a billion dollars. Read More

The Cayman Islands: A World-Class Caribbean Destination

by Affluent Magazine

 The Cayman Islands: A World-Class Caribbean Destination Nestled in the Caribbean just 480 miles south of Miami, the Cayman Islands is a spectacular trio of islands including Grand Cayman and its sister islands - Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Boasting pristine beaches, world-renowned diving spots, distinctive sporting and culinary events, and a multitude of various attractions, the Cayman Islands is an unparalleled warm-weather destination. Whether it is a family vacation, girl’s getaway, diving adventure or romantic escape, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Cayman. Read More

Agent Spotlight: Susan Monus- One of Los Angeles's Leading Real Estate Professionals

by Affluent Magazine

Agent Spotlight: Susan Monus- One of Los Angeles's Leading Real Estate Professionals Susan Monus is a leading Los Angeles real estate professional specializing in beachfront and landside estate properties in Malibu. She achieves unparalleled levels of client satisfaction evidenced by her repeat client base. Susan's business background, corporate experience and education from the University of Pennsylvania are among the distinctions that enable her to provide clients unique dimensions of expertise, knowledge and service. Read More

The Year of the "Roth"

by Robin S. Davis, CFP

The Year of the I've said it before and I'll say it again, when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) gives you a gift, find a way to take advantage of it.  One of the best gifts they will ever give you is to allow money to grow tax-deferred during your lifetime with subsequent withdrawals being completely income tax-free. In 2010, the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act (TIPRA) will give millions of people the chance to open a Roth Individual Retirement Account (Roth IRA).  Read More
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