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HAUTE LIVING MAGAZINE
 
ISSUE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013
 
 
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Cover Story: There is so much going on in San Francisco right now, that we gave this issue two different covers—both of which celebrate music and life during this holiday season. From classical to hip hop—our double cover is shared by piano virtuoso Lola Astanova and chart-topping artist Swizz Beatz. Growing up in the USSR, Lola Astanova overcame incredible odds to become one of the classical music industry’s most celebrated pianists. From being featured in UNESCO ’s Prodigies of the 20th Century to her debut at Carnegie Hall, Astanova’s is that rarest of virtuosos: one who has truly lived up to the ‘wunderkind’ label.

Meanwhile, Swizz Beatz, the rapper, producer, painter and haute horlogerie collector shows us another facet: businessman. As the first ever co-owner in Monster Inc., Swizz is helping founder and CEO Noel Lee bring his Bay Area business take over the luxury electronics market. There’s an inspiring meeting of minds between Swizz and Noel, and if we were taking bets, we’d put our money on Monster.

We’ve also featured those who devote themselves to philanthropy in this issue, from IfOnly founder Trevor Traina to fashion designer Rachel Roy to Smile Train devotee Angie Balfour.

 
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Center Stage: Lola Astanova’s Inspiring Rise from the USSR to Carnegie Hall

 

If you stopped the average person on the street and asked them to describe a classical musician, ...

 
 
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Swizz Beatz and Noel Lee: Listen Up

 

One is the CEO of one of the world’s most famous consumer elec-tronics. The other is a Grammy Award-winning hip hop superstar. One was born and raised in San Francisco.

 
 
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Batting a Thousand: Angie Balfour

 

Grant Balfour has met his match. Wife Angie Balfour not only shares the Oakland A’s relief pitcher’s hard-bodied physique, but also his love of baseball and passion for philanthropy.

 
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The Wish Master: How Trevor Traina Makes Dreams Come True

 

When Trevor Traina arrives in his impeccable office by Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco, he blurts out the first thing on his mind ...

 
 
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Day in the Life: Rachel Roy's Fashion Calendar

 

If you follow celebrity trends, then you’ve definitely seen Rachel Roy’s creations on any number of A-listers. Her famous clientele includes Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson ...

 
 
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What’s Cooking for Brad Farmerie

 

Chef Brad Farmerie is a man of many talents. The AvroKO Group partner and Executive Chef not only has prepared his favorite dishes for Martha Stewart, but also heads ...

 
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