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Affluent Magazine Sept / Oct 2010

Sept / Oct 2010


Old Palm Golf Club Acquired By International Investment Group

by Affluent Magazine

Old Palm Golf Club Acquired By International Investment Group Old Palm Golf Club, one of Florida’s most prestigious golf communities, was recently acquired by an international group of real estate investors led by ING Clarion Development Ventures III (CDV III), a closed-end fund with approximately $200 million in equity capital managed by ING Clarion Partners.
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Islas Secas: Where Sea Life Reigns and Humans are the Endangered Species

by Madison Freeman

Islas Secas: Where Sea Life Reigns and Humans are the Endangered Species Imagine a place that takes you back in time where animals and plants reign, where large volcanic rocks jut from the ocean like oversized black dominos, and where sea creatures are not imagined, but partner with you on your ocean adventure. This is Islas Secas, a private, 16-island archipelago, located just 25 miles off the coast of Panama. Read More

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina: Escape To Your Private Island Getaway

by Madison Freeman

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina: Escape To Your Private Island Getaway Discovered by Christopher Columbus nearly 500 years ago and serving as a stopping point for European explorers en route to new lands, Scrub Island remained relatively untouched for centuries. Graced by three pristine beaches shelving gently into the Caribbean Sea, protected coves, nature trails and stunning scenery, the 230-acre island is now home to Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina. Read More

Wear Winning Colors

by Sandy Dumont

Wear Winning Colors Colors send out powerful psychological signals that are subliminal. One rule of thumb is that dark colors are more powerful than light colors.  Read More

Are You Really That Busy?

by Debbie Mandel

Are You Really That Busy? A new vibrational energy in autumn replaces the slower, leisurely pace of summer.  Before we know it, we are falling behind in our homework, duties and social calendar. Our society is preoccupied with busyness. For some busyness is a sure fire strategy to create time for the self, “I wish I could, but I’m too busy to go out with you.” This excuse is a more polite form of saying no and works well to create less stress and more relaxation. Read More

Everyday Presence

by Rena M. Reese

Everyday Presence Being present requires more from us than merely showing up with our physical bodies. Truly being present asks that we have a conscious awareness and appreciation of the present moment. True presence is magnified by sincere appreciation of whatever that present moment holds-even if it is less than desirable. Read More

The Power of Desire

by Dianne Orwig

The Power of Desire Have you ever known someone who always seems to get what they want?  I’ve known a few people in my life that fit that description and, while I’m not crowing, I have on more than one occasion been tagged as one of those lucky people myself. My sister likes to call it being “spoiled rotten.” My best friend says it’s that “diva-like state of mind” that makes so many things go my way. Read More

Sex Appeal: What Kind of Influencer Are You?

by Sandy Dumont

Sex Appeal: What Kind of Influencer Are You? There are three centers of influence in the US – and in many other countries as well. The first is New York, home of the powerful financial center, Wall Street, plus national and international banks. Second, there is Washington, the political center of influence and power in this country. The third great center of influence is Hollywood, with its stars influencing us far beyond the big screen. Read More

Rolls-Royce Ghost: The Power of Simplicity

by Affluent Magazine

Rolls-Royce Ghost: The Power of Simplicity Rolls-Royce has a reputation for producing cars that transcend the mere automotive. There is a magic attached to the name, which stems in part from exquisite attention to detail and the fine materials used throughout. The new Rolls-Royce Ghost carries on that tradition of craftsmanship, design, and engineering. Read More

Precious Blind Fox Is Foster Dad to Orphans

by Julie Hauserman

Precious Blind Fox Is Foster Dad to Orphans A few years ago, wildlife rehabilitator Laura Nirenberg agreed to take custody of a young, wild fox because he was blind and could never be released back into the wild. She planned to use the fox in her work educating people about wildlife. What she didn’t know then was that the fox, now named Freddie, would transform into something remarkable: a foster father to orphaned baby foxes who come through her rescue organization, Wildlife Orphanage, Inc., in La Porte, Indiana. Read More
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