10 Movies Every Prep Should Reverence

Whenever you’re at the country club, drop one of these movie lines, and you will surely get a thumbs up. And if you haven’t seen these entire movies grab your popcorn because it is a preppy offence. So sit back and begin watching.

METROPOLITAN

Year: 1990. Director: Whit Stillman. What Makes It Preppy: NYC debutantes. Discussions on social mobility. A bar that we’re pretty sure is Dorrians. All the characters play bridge. Quote: ” I’ve always planned to be a failure anyway, that’s why I plan to marry an extremely wealthy woman.” – Nick Smith

SCHOOL TIES

Year: 1992. Director: Robert Mandel. What Makes It Preppy: Elite prep school. All-star Football team. Because Chris O’Donnell is in it. Everyone wants to get into Harvard. Quote: “No sir. You will never forget what happened, because I’m going to stay here to always remind you it happened whenever you see me. You played me. I’ll definitely use you to get into Harvard.” – David Green

IGBY GOES DOWN

Year: 2002. Director: Burr Steers. What Makes It Preppy: Igby’s uniform. Getting sent to military school. Rampant family dysfunction. His mom’s name is Mimi. Ollie, his Republican brother (played perfectly by Ryan Philippe). Quote: “I’m drowning in assholes.” – Igby

AMERICAN PSYCHO

Year:2000. Director: Mary Harron. What Makes It Preppy: New York investment banker-Patrick Batemen=dark prep. Twisted rich people. Working at your father’s company. Quote: “There is a split second of complete panic as I realize that Paul’s apartment overlooks the park… and is clearly more posh than mine.” – Patrick Bateman

FATHER OF THE BRIDE

Year: 1991. Director: Charles Shyer. What Makes It Preppy: George & Nina Banks in everything they do. George’s navy blue tux. THAT house. Steve Tyrell’s version of “The Way You Look Tonight”. Quote: “Well this nitwit will no longer be not ripped because I’m not paying for one more thing I don’t need. George Banks says NO!”

RUSHMORE

Year: 1998. Director: Wes Anderson. What Makes It Preppy: the fact that it is a Wes Anderson film. The beekeeping society. Rushmore in its entirety. Max Fischer’s uniform. Quote: “My top schools where I want to apply to are the Sorborne and Oxford. My saaftey is Havard.” – Max Fischer.

SCENT OF A WOMAN

Year: 1992. Director: Martin Brest. What Makes It Preppy: Charlie Sims (Chris O’Donnell) attends New England prep school. The duo stays at the Waldorf-Astoria.Lt. Col. Frank Slade knows how to tango (in spite of being blind).Quote: “Whoo-ah.” – Lt. Col. Frank Slade

TRADING PLACES

Year: 1983. Director: John Landis. What Makes It Preppy: Louis Winthorpe III, enough said. Coleman the butler. Mortimer and Randolph Duke.. “The Heritage Club”. Squash. Women in headbands. Women in headbands EVERYWHERE. Quote: ”Can you believe it? He was wearing my Harvard tie. As in my Harvard tie. He definitely went to Harvard.” – Louis Winthorpe III

THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

Year: 1999. Director: Anthony Minghella. What Makes It Preppy: Princeton alumni. A detrimental passion with Chet Baker (but we get it). Gwyneth Paltrow’s ENTIRE wardrobe in this. Quote: “I have forever had the notion that it would be better, to be a fake somebody… than a real nobody.” – Tom Ripley

DEAD POETS SOCIETY

Year: 1989. Director: Peter Weir. What Makes It Preppy: Welton Academy’s four pillars: Discipline, Excellence, Honor and Tradition. Knox Overstreet. Quote: “Guys, you must endeavour to discover your own voice. Because the more time you take to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, “The majority of men lead lives of silent desperation.” Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!” – John Keating

Newport Beach Country Club

In classic Newport Beach fashion, our new Clubhouse looks as inviting as it lives. Perched above the famed Pacific Coast Highway and spanning nearly 65,000 square feet, this two-story centerpiece makes an iconic architectural statement on coastal California’s beloved Craftsman design. Residential style meets resort sophistication in a soaring wood-and-glass gathering place befitting its coveted Newport Center locale.

Enter spacious yet intimate interiors that celebrate our one-of-a-kind climate and culture. Move seamlessly between stylish gathering spaces that blur the lines between indoors and outdoors. Mingle with friends and family among glass-walled rooms and covered verandahs, where golf and coastline views surround. Settle into a beach-inspired palette that’s comfortable, casual and cool. Make yourself at home within a vibrant Club scene that could be nowhere but Newport Beach.

On The Court: 23 Signs you are A Serious Tennis Player

For the Love of the Game

 

  1. A whole section of your closet is dedicated to your tennis clothes.
  2. On a professional level, you are knowledgeable about all the stats of the top 10 male and female players.
  3. You’re a member of the USTA.
  4. Your tan lines are awkward after playing tennis outside. There is nothing cool about a tennis polo shirt and sock tan.
  5. You are glued to your TV all day watching and enjoying the Tennis Channel.
  6. Each time you’re stuck on the court and you ask yourself “What would Serena do?” you conquer on.
  7. You are superstitious regarding the number of times you bounce the ball before you serve.
  8. You specifically named your strong go-to shot, mine is the “Mikiller cross court forehand”.
  9. As a matter of fact, you prefer the court surface. Team #hardcourt.
  10. Your version of the Oscars is the US Open.
  11. Slamming your racquet feels so good even when you know quite well you shouldn’t be doing so.
  12. Each time you break a string, it is an indication that you’re playing a strong game.
  13. The best smell in the world is a can of fresh new tennis balls.
  14. You get mad whenever you are playing against a “marshmallow hitter” or “pusher” (AKA opponent that gets EVERYTHING back).
  15. To you, the ultimate high on the courtyard is being in “the zone”.
  16. Rather than clubbing on a Friday night, you would be seen playing “Queen of the Court”.
  17. Callouses are all over your hand, and you really think it is super sexy.
  18. Whenever you hear the term “tiebreaker”, you have a mini anxiety attack.
  19. When it comes to what kind of racket you use, you aren’t going to change as you are a brand loyalist.
  20. You know the word “bagels” isn’t just a breakfast item, but it actually means beating someone 6-0, 6-0 in tennis.
  21. You feel great pressure during match point, and nothing can be compared to that feeling.
  22. Your backyard, all over your home and your car is always littered with tennis ball.
  23. Nothing else ruins your day as much as a double fault.

 

VIP Guide To The Monaco Yacht Show

Top notch tips to help you as a Yacht owner at the upcoming 2016 Monaco Yacht Show to enjoy your time to the fullest as the show is coming up in less than two weeks time.

Since the show’s inception in 1991, MYS has gone from just being pleasure boats parade to being a platform for high-end brands to display their products in the face of a captivated audience of yacht owners and magnificence consumers.

Contained by the show itself is an extensive range of brands offering inspiration on anything from interior furnishings to liquors and the hottest champagnes to stash in your onboard drinks cabinet.
Also present is the smorgasbord of attractions in Monaco itself, from haute couture and jewellery boutiques to an array of fine dining restaurants and exclusive bars, to the world famous Monte Carlo Casino. And for an excellent reason, this is why the place is called a Millionaires’ playground.

Where to shop:
In Monaco, you are sure to find every luxury retail designer – The glitter of Cartier and Van Cleef, the aromas of Davidoff and Dior, the style of Valentino and Gucci. The centre of luxury shopping is the renowned Cercle d’Or, while another home to stores includes the galleries of the Métropole Shopping Centre, the AlléesLumières, and the Fontvieille Shopping Centres.

Where to eat:
Of all the renowned cuisine names to ply their trade in Monte Carlo, perhaps the most eminent of them all is Joel Robuchon, owner of an amazing 26 Michelin stars across the world. For an exquisite state of the art dining experience, you should visit his restaurant in the Hotel Metropole. Guests can enjoy refreshments on the restaurant’s terrace while taking pleasure in a view over the lively streets of Monte Carlo and Port Hercules Marina.

Where to party:
The Monaco institution; is a sophisticated mix of piano bar and disco Living Room. Their dress code is strict, and the club doesn’t kick off until midnight or thereabout when the resident DJs begins to do their thing. Music is diverse, and there is a good food menu alongside a heated, year-round terrace.

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Get Inspired:
Without the luxury trimmings, a superyacht is nothing!!! This is where the Monaco Yacht Show comes into its own, offering a stunning collection of luxury stuff that will supplement your yacht and the experience enjoyed by its guests. Champagne brand Lanson is going to be at Monaco this year, hopefully, to persuade yacht owners that theirs is the tipple to serve on-board.

Beyond a doubt, the best-represented luxury sector will be interior brands – it is barely a bombshell given how the fitting out of a yacht’s interior is such big trade. Some of the companies exhibiting in Monaco will include: Guarda Marbles & Stones, Boutsen Design, Crystal Caviar and Club Pierre Brochard.

5 of the Largest Megayachts at The Monaco Yacht Show

The French Riviera is known as the best location to scratch your late summer superyacht itch. But the true 200-foot-long and above megayachts don’t showcase itself to be seen by potential buyers until the Monaco Yacht Show later in the month. It’s only appropriate that some of the world’s largest yachts come to show off in the world’s second smallest country that’s synonymous with luxury as Monaco, is a home to the greatest number of millionaires and billionaires per capita in the world. So here’s a glimpse of the over 500 yachts and countless toys (the whole lot; from personal submarines to fully enclosed “limousine tenders” that allow yacht owners to sail without even feeling like you’re on water) that will be showcased between September 28 and October 1.

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Solandge

In 2013, the Solandge was built and launched by the Lurssen shipyard, and it is the largest yacht that will be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. The interior of this outstanding yacht was designed by Aileen Rodriguez while its exterior was designed by EspenOeino with an offer to true luxury on six extraordinary decks as it was intended to be a home-away-from-home on the high seas.

Solandge is going to be showcased this year again at Monaco after winning the 2014 ‘La Belle ClasseSuperyachts’ Award from the Monaco Yacht Club and ‘Best Exterior’ in the first-ever Monaco Yacht Show Awards. There are a lot of chances that it could still win those same titles this year also.

 

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Silver Fast

The Silver Fast is a 252-foot-long yacht also designed by EspenOeino but with a striking new all dark silver paint and it retains the super-sleek style and unique hull lines of her much-prized predecessors.

She’s also designed to be ultra fuel efficient. Only stopping once to refuel, she recently completed a passage from Australia (where the Silver Yachts shipyard is located) to Europe.

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Stella Maris

This 236-foot-long superyacht exterior profile, also designed by EspenOeino. It has continually received wide acclaims and is ever ready for immediate delivery to a buyer who can afford her approximate 85 million dollar price tag. TheStella Maris provides luxurious accommodations for 14 guests and additional accommodations for 19 crew members. Her range is approximately 5,500 nautical miles with a Top speed is 17 knots.

 

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Yalla

This 239-foot long superyacht, designed by Omega Architects. She has a luxurious accommodation for 12 guests which is spacious and well-equipped. The accommodation includes a large Owner’s suite on her main deck, two double guest staterooms and two twin guest cabins (each with Pullman beds).

 

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Yersin

This multi-purpose yacht was built and designed by the Piriou Shipyard to be able to carry out extended, long-distance voyages in extremely harsh weather conditions. It’s classed as a “passenger ship” and has been designed to be a clean and environment-friendly as well. A yacht built for an owner who wants to go on adventures (as well as travel in the lap of luxury) with a range of over 15,000 miles.

A Toast to Summer! Cheers to Fall!

Labor day has come and gone. Enjoy the best wines of the Summer, and preview this Fall’s most sought after Collection of Reds!

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Join us in raising a glass to Summer’s end and to all that Autumn has to offer.

To make your upcoming plans even more memorable, Private Club Marketing’s partner The Luxury Marketing Council will be providing 20% off, shipping included*, through the Member-Only Wine Program until September 20, 2016.

A Toast to Summer
Cheers to Fall

 

* Prices reflect the retail price less 20% (Retail pricing noted with LMC member pricing to the right. Shipping is included with the purchase of 6 bottles or $250 order.

Steps in making the most sought out drink in the U.S. Open

For the last ten years, The Grey Goose and Chambord-filled Honey Deuce cocktail has been the trademark of the US open.

The US Open has the Honey Deuce, while the Kentucky Derby has the mint julep.

In 2007, the drink was created by Grey Goose mixologist Nick Mautone, which contains the tasty combination of lemonade, and raspberry liqueur and vodka and this has become the signature cocktail of the tennis tournament.

The frozen honeydew melon balls used as a garnish is the best part of the drink that makes it unique, making it look like tennis balls. This unique look reminds the tennis fans what the US Open is really about (this doesn’t mean that the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center food and drinks aren’t great though).

Mautone, Grey Goose, “I decided to blend the lemonade with vodka to satisfy the spectators’ thirst in the late summer heat. The Chambord adds a raspberry tang. Besides, honeydew melons are always at their peak in the summer, the melon balls are an appropriate finishing touch.”

Since the drink became a brand, almost a million Honey Deuces have been sold.

Steps involved in making a Home-made Honey Deuce cocktail.

Ingredients

3 oz Fresh squeezed lemonade

.5 oz Chambord or premium raspberry liqueur

1.25 oz Grey Goose vodka

Frozen honeydew melons for garnish

Crushed ice

Steps

Fill a chilled highball glass with ice and add Grey Goose vodka.

Add lemonade and then top with Chambord.

Garnish with a skewer of honeydew melon balls (note: put the honeydew melon in the freezer a day before to freeze, then to create melon balls, use a melon baller).

In 2016, for the first time, the ingredients are being sold in a home delivery pack for as low as $6.99 per drink—with ten cocktails per order, delivery and tax inclusive. Cocktail Courier will send all you need to prepare the Honey Deuce cocktail at your home bar. The lemonade, raspberry liqueur, vodka, honeydew melon, skewers, and even a melon baller are all included in the $6.99 package. That means you can still pretend you’re in the middle of Arthur Ashe Stadium sipping the US Open’s official drink even if you’re at home.

New Twists on an Old Favorite: 2016 Updates to the “Arnold Palmer” Cocktail

The classic “Arnold Palmer,” might as well be the official beverage of golf. Named after famed PGA tour rock star, Arnold Palmer himself in 1960 at the U.S. Open at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver. This mix of iced tea and a generous splash of lemonade started out as a refreshing post-round soft drink but more than five decades later in 2016, we still love the classics, but things have gotten a whole lot more exciting at the club bar. Ask your favorite mixologist (even if that’s you) to whip up one of these ingenious 2016 updates to an old favorite.

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1. The Dirty Arnold

In a wickedly delicious ‘Dirty Arnold Palmer,’ the flavor and kick of each base ingredient gets souped up with a 21+ twist. Start with your basic half iced tea and half lemonade mix. Add a healthy pour of sweet tea infused vodka (now available from a number of top-shelf brands) and a splash of classic Italian _limoncello_. Summer perfection that packs a punch.

 

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2. Tamarind Treat

When you’ve left it all on the course and are ready for a well deserved beverage, there’s nothing more refreshing than a cool drink with a unique kick. For an inventive and surprisingly tasty take on the citrus flavor of a traditional Arnold Palmer cocktail, substitute a dose of tamarind nectar for the lemonade. As it has recently become widely available in U.S. markets, the lemon, apricot, and date notes of this global fruit juice has been gaining epicurean attention. Swirl with iced tea and a jigger of vodka to complete your masterpiece.

 

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3. Arnold’s Mint and Berry Mocktail

If you’d like to keep your wits about you out on the course, the fresh flavor of this updated soft beverage will give you a kick without any alcohol. The trick is to take the basic tea, lemon, and sugar flavors of the original drink and pump them up. Basic black tea is brewed with a hefty handful of crushed mint leaves thrown in, while the classic lemon base is replaced with its punchier cousin, strawberry lemonade.

The Newport Beach Country Club Has a New, $40 Million Clubhouse

That club life though. Orange County residents who want a little extra something something this summer might try their luck at procuring a membership to the Newport Beach Country Club, which has just unveiled its all-new, $40 million, 56,000 square foot Clubhouse.

This private, two-story structure has been designed in the Craftsman style, a signature look for Orange County.  Here, residential style meets resort sophistication in a chic gathering place made of wood and glass.

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Six Trends in Affluent Golfer Spending

The economic clout of the affluent is staggering. As of 2015, the Top 1% possess half of the world’s wealth. That number is up from 44% in 2009. The Top 10% own 88% of the world’s wealth, up from 83% in 2009.

Golf and wealth are closely linked… as income increases, so do golf participation rates. The participation rate for individuals in the $150,000+ income bracket is about double those in the $50K-$75K range, and about five times greater than the participation rate of those in the $30K or less group. The median annual household income for all Americans was approximately $52K in 2015, compared to golfers whose average household income was about $96K.

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