Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Babysitter’s Club

Some people might think that babysitting is just a way to earn a few extra dollars a week. One teenager, who is only 14, has found that babysitting can be a very profitable business. She has had to hire a CEO in order to keep up with all of the money she is making. The young sitter has reportedly made about $480,000 a year from the job. She started a few years ago, and her clientele has blossomed into about 190 clients. She has a nanny service which helps her make the money she does each year. Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG says some teens have what it takes to develop a business that is successful. They know how to organize the business, and they know how to get the best out of the people they work with. This could be the start of a new venture for teenagers across the country.

Jason Halpern and JMH Development On the Move

TO DREAM A DREAM: THE JASON HALPERN WAY

Jason Halpern, founder and managing principal of JMH Development has revealed project plans for Miami Beach project.

THE SOUTH OF FIFTH NEIGHBORHOOD

It’s right here that a new luxury condo building will be going up. It’s been officially called the Three Hundred Collins. This a 5-story building. Who is designing it? It’s being done by famed-designer Thomas Juul-Hansen. This is the same guy who did the One57 place in New York. Those of you who already know of this property, you are somewhat familiar with his work.

 THE SOUTH OF FIFTH PLANS

The plans call for residencies on floors 2-5. There will be a lobby and amenity room on the first floor. There will also be a parking lot behind the building. Inside the condos and penthouses begin at $1.2 million. Many of them are going to up at least $9 million. This is an exclusive place. Only those who have serious cash here in Miami will be allowed in. The space for each residency varies. The average space is about 1500 square feet. Some will be only 1000 square feet, others will be closer to 3700 square feet. There will be big terraces. Most of the condo and penthouses will have marble and wooden floors and high ceilings.

 THE PLATFORM

The bathrooms will be made of marble. There is also going to be a rooftop deck and a huge pool, as well as a fitness center. This is not another condominium being put up in Miami. Miami, especially South Miami, already has tons of condos. This project is something different.

The project is expected to be confirmed in April and begin construction soon after. Halpern doesn’t expect completion to be until 2017. There is another project on board for Miami too.

 

 

 

Three Sisters with 285 Years Among Them

Do you strive to live to a nice old age? Do you hope to pass the century mark and just keep going? Maybe you should seek some advice from a group of sisters who seem to be doing just fine in the UK. These woman just might make up the oldest sister group in the UK.

The next in line is Etta McAusland, and she is currently 95. The eldest sister, May Gavin, will be 100 soon. Just think of all the things that these sisters have lived through together. If you are looking to live a long and happy life – and you want your siblings at your side as you do – you just might want to have these three women as your inspiration.

Christopher Cowdray Grows More and More

Christopher Cowdray is now the CEO of the Dorchester Collection. Now, this collection has since spanned to cover several different hotels throughout the world, and while it is not as large as many of the other hotel chains, it is one of the most prestigious. Since being around in 1996, the hotel chain contains 10 different locations. Christopher Cowdray, from Zimbabwe, became the CEO of the company due to his tireless work in the industry and his experience with working and managing hotels throughout the world. Knowing a bit more about the Dorchester Collection can help shed some light on his overall career though.

First, looking at the different hotels it is possible to see where the Dorchester Collection focuses most of its time. The Dorchester is the original hotel purchased by the company (Brunei Investment Agency is the parent company of the hotel chain). This hotel has been the main stay of the hotel chain sin 1986. It is located in London, but it is no longer the only hotel located in the United Kingdom that is managed by the Dorchester Collection and Christopher Cowdray. Coworth Park, located in Ascot was purchased and refurbished in 2008 and then reopened in 2010. Following this, Christopher Cowdray acquired the 45 Park Lane hotel in 2011. This is actually the smallest hotel in the entire collection as it has just 45 rooms, but it is the perfect boutique hotel for those who are looking for it.

Inside the United States, while the Dorchester Collection did originally have a hotel located inside of the city of New York, it now is focused on the West Coast as The Beverly Hills Hotel has been open since 1995 and the Hotel Bel-Air opened up in LA in 2011 (after two years of renovations). The rest of the hotels managed by the chain are in Europe. There are two in France with the Le Meurice and The Plaza Athenee. The Le Richmond in Switzerland is operated by the company and is actually the oldest hotel in Geneva and then there are two in Italy, with the Hotel Principle di Savoi and Hotel Eden.

Beyond just hotels though, Christopher Cowdray managed and overseas several different restaurants and spas. Many of these are located inside of the hotels, although not all of the hotels feature their own restaurants, so it just adds to the intrigue and sophistication of the collection.