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Polo Lifestyles is a monthly modern luxury publication curated
around the jet-set and glamorous world of professional polo.

Self(ish) Care: We all need to be selfish sometimes

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of selfishness is the act of seeking or concentrating on one’s advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others. Based on this definition, you could assume that being selfish is a negative quality. It is implied that in order to concentrate on one’s personal gain, then one must take something away from another individual. What if you do something for yourself that does not affect other people, is it still considered selfish? The answer is yes, but we need to be a little selfish to improve our mental well-being. Three Types of Selfishness There are three types of selfishness: positive, negative, and neutral. According to Dr. John Joh

Common Mistakes for Fat Loss Post-Workout

Why would you work your butt off for one hour only to counter-act your results within the hour following your workout? Well if you are ill-informed or unfamiliar with the truth, then you just might be doing that. Mistake 1: My Workout is Over Once I am Physically Done with my Work… This cannot be further from the truth. In fact, physical exertion and post-workout nutrition go hand-in-hand. The most common thing I hear as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer is “I am working my butt off, but I am not losing weight.” The first thing I tell them is, let’s look at what you are doing post-workout. If your post-workout nutrition is off, then your workout was only 50% of what it c

Scarcity to Abundance: My Cup Runneth Over

The above quote has been interpreted and translated many times and has even appeared in popular rap lyrics. The general meaning of this verse is, “I have more than enough for my needs.” This is not meant to be a literal or factual based quote, and in fact, it could have very little to do with material wealth at all. The quote implies that when we are satisfied with what life has presented us, if we get that “enough”, then we have abundance in all its glorious manifestations: love, health, wealth and a lust for life. How the Universe Works: The Law of Attraction “If you want love and abundance in your life, give it away.” Mark Twain This spiritual concept of abundance seems paradoxi

Think Global, Act Local

As someone who works day in and day out in the world of philanthropy, I can tell you it is an exciting time in the sector. The growth of global wealth has unleashed new and innovative thinking on not just how to support a safety net of charitable giving, but how to positively transform entire systems and achieve true progress on intractable and pressing issues. Critical to this “bigger picture” thinking is not abandoning a more local approach, but with intention, trying to connect the local giving in which many philanthropists engage to more global aspirations and frameworks. In other words, it is about combining the “act locally” to the “think globally.” This mode of thinking is advancin

Investing in Contemporary Art for First-Time Buyers

I recently caught up with an old friend after several months of being unable to meet in person due to the banes of life. Chiefly, our professional careers and various business ventures making a social life near impossible. Like me, my friend meditates by indulging in a good, hour-long cigar. So, for once, we agreed to catch up at our usual drinking hole at the Mayfair Hotel cigar terrace and unwind. After cutting and lighting my private blend Madamfo Club cigar, we both felt the weight of the world lift from our shoulders as we eased into a conversation about everything from the plummeting pound sterling to potential investments in Africa. Our discussion soon broached on the topic of invest

Dior's London Pop-Up Nestled inside Harrod's Department Store

After opening a temporary boutique on Champs-Elysées, Dior is back with another project that highlights Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Fall 2019 collection. Dior travels across the channel into British territory to open a pop-up store with Harrods department store. The boutique is a celebration of Dior’s longstanding relationship with the U.K. From August 3rd to 31st, visitors will have access to a selection of ready-to-wear, footwear and bags, such as the Dior Book Tote. The décor of the pop-up is transformative. It reprises the colors and inspirations of the show, done in variations of black with green, Harrods’ signature color, and red or white checks. Dior has also dressed English taxis, te

Aston Martin Americas partners with Hamptons icon to rally for Women's Health Awareness

When Antonella Bertello received the call from Aston Martin to partner on a rally to benefit Women’s Health awareness, she didn’t think twice. Antonella is owner of The Baker House 1650 in East Hampton, New York – an ultra-luxe boutique Bed & Breakfast catering to some of the world’s most recognized celebrities including a recent stay from Princess Noor Pahlavi of Iran. Owner of her own beloved Aston Martin Rapide and self-proclaimed ‘Girl Bond,’ Antonella was quick to jump at the chance to host other Aston Martin owners to raise fund and awareness for The Maurer Foundation, the Long Island-based non-profit whose mission is to save lives through breast health education, prevention and health

Newport International Polo Series

Photos by Paige E. Williams With spectacular Newport summer weather on tap, Saturday's exhilarating exhibition polo match finished with USA reigning victorious over South Africa with a final score of 11-9 on August 3rd. Globally, South African polo is among the most competitive, and the USA squad was well prepared to meet the challenge, as intense play unfolded in the close match. Never more than a point separated the two teams, often tied scores and multiple lead changes played out all the way to the final period of regulation play in the Newport International Polo Series XXVIII, Presented by Brahmin. With the South Africa and US national flags rippling over the pitch, the national anthem

Sotogrande's Copa de Bronze

Photos by Katerina Morgen SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN - The first tournament of the 48º TIP came to an end at Santa Maria Polo Club with Dos Lunas winning the high goal Bronze Cup. The team, composed of Joaquín Pittaluga, Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña, Martín Iturraspe and Luis Domecq, defeated La Indiana by 9 goals to 7. This was the first big final of the summer season at Sotogrande, which is set to last until the end of August. In the medium goal Bronze Cup, Sainte Mesme and Ayala secured debut wins. DOS LUNAS: Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña 5, Luis Domecq 1, Joaquín Pittaluga 8, Martín Iturraspe 5. Total: 19. LA INDIANA: Michael Bickford 2, Bautista Ortiz de Urbina 6, Gonzalo Pieres 9, Rosendo Torreguitar

Letter from the Editor Sept 2019

Our ninth issue of Polo Lifestyles in 2019 is also our anniversary issue. We've come a long way from the inaugural magazine we published in September 2017, but our roots and core purpose behind Polo Lifestyles remain the same: promote luxury in and around the polo lifestyle. Our partners and advertisers agree with the strategy. As we launch our premiere polo event, Polo Lifestyles Santa Fe International Polo Open, next month in Santa Fe, N.M., and expand the brand to include an experiential day of polo and luxury, we thought it apt to review just why polo is the ultimate brand association this month. Luxury brands clamor for position and titles at polo events around the world -- from Car

Inside Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

This year, the Monterey car week saw more of a mix between old and new than ever, with golf course lawns dotted with a gleaming candy-color assortment of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, and Bugattis of both the vintage and modern variety. The pinnacle of the week, Sunday’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, came the morning after a controversial, botched Sotheby’s auction in which a 1939 Type 64 silver coupe failed to sell at all. The no-sale auction proved to be by far the most dramatic event of the week. But that’s not to take away anything from the cars themselves. Bugatti, celebrating its 110-year anniversary, showed off the new Centodieci, a nearly $9 million vision in white inspired b

The Gourmand's Getaway (The Polo Lifestyles Way)

A weekend getaway has many mental and physical benefits and has long been a popular choice for travelers, but in 2019, it is actually the number-one trend in travel. When deciding where to visit for the weekend, a couple of things might factor into your decision-making (as they did mine): proximity and a unique experience. Feeling refreshed, recharged and re-invigorated are often top of the list when deciding on how to spend that precious time. So, a spa visit or a brisk hike might be penciled into the agenda. For me, as a chef, there is nothing more fulfilling than the chance to explore a terroir unhurried, to follow the journey of regional food from farm to table. The Point Reyes Seashore,

Polo: The Ultimate Brand Association

Introduction by Josh Jakobitz, Polo Lifestyles editor What’s in a name? And what is a name worth? While luxury brands clamor for partnerships in the Sport of Kings – titles and presenting sponsorship naming rights – some rising tournaments resist corporate takeover and the diluting potential for decision-making. Certainly, though, polo remains the ultimate brand association in the luxury industry. Many of the world’s best-known polo tournaments – Cartier Queen’s Cup, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, King Power Gold Cup, Land Rover Polo Open – are solidly anchored by the title luxury brand. Often, the title sponsorship creates a draw to other brands considering, and ultimately sponsoring, the thr

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