ICONIC HOUR

ICONIC HOUR

Welcome to ICONIC HOUR! Hosted by Renee Dee, publisher of digital luxury lifestyle magazine ICONIC LIFE. ICONIC LIFE, our digital luxury lifestyle magazine, celebrates the art of living beautifully with features on exceptional design, architecture, style, cuisine, luxury travel and living your best life. ICONIC HOUR showcases the vibrant people behind the products, the dreams behind the designs and the innovation behind inspiring ideas. Our mission is to be the storytellers behind the stuff and curators of the iconic. Beautiful design alongside compelling stories keeps our readers engaged and coming back for more. Join us on our journey to live beautifully. Be ICONIC. Grab your coffee or a glass of wine, because it's ICONIC HOUR!

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May 5, 2021 38 min

Stacey has been offering private chef and catering services in Arizona since 2007. Her creations focus on seasonal ingredients and she loves to use the flavors of the Southwest in her cooking.

Stacey and her team work with top executives, athletes, and celebrities for special event catering and with reaching nutritional goals. Because she feels everyone should have access to the healthiest and most locally sourced food, she has mad...

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Owner and founder of Refined Gardens, Jeremy McVicars loves creating master plans for luxurious backyards and outdoor spaces, complete with outdoor amenities and even swimming pool design. We talked with McVicars to find out what’s trending now!

 

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Crown Canyon is an ultra-luxurious community of just nine lots, on one of the most sought-after pieces of land in Arizona. Named after crown jewels, each lot is a rare gem of exceptional quality and design. This collaborative project will be built by Bedbrock Developers, with interiors by Mara Interior Design. Three of the nation’s top architects, CP Drewett, Swaback, and Bing Hu have crafted architectural masterpieces for these lo...

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March 25, 2021 54 min

One of the most influential urbanists of all time, Doug Farr is a legend in his own right. He co-chaired the development of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) and has served on the boards of urban sustainability organizations including the Congress for the New Urbanism, Bioregional, EcoDistricts, and Elevate Energy. Based on his pioneering sustainable design practice, Doug authored two urb...

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Creative husband and wife duo, Alex and Michael Toccin, met as college Freshmen and have been bringing out the best in each other ever since. After establishing individual careers in the fashion industry, they decided to start working together and never looked back. No day is the same for the creative duo — from overseeing design and marketing for their fashion labels — TOCCIN and LDT — to creating lifestyle content for their socia...

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ICONIC LIFE Publisher Renee Dee is joined by Brad Leavitt, President of AFT Construction, and Mark LaLiberte, founder of Construction Instruction, to make a very special announcement. March 2021 will mark the beginning of the Net Zero ICONIC Home; an incredible year-long journey of building a net-zero home and launching a conversation around sustainability and healthy living. We will be following the creation of Mark's home, sh...

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ICONIC LIFE had the pleasure of working with several incredible brands on the ICONIC HAUS designer show houses last year. As part of our DESIGN LAB series, publisher Renee Dee sat down with two of those brand partners; Crestron and Brizo. Jeff Singer, Senior VP of Global Residential Marketing at Crestron, and Seth Fritz, Director of Design Futures at Brizo, share the latest in residential innovation and how they helped bring the IC...

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Vanessa Shaw is a highly accredited and internationally recognized Business Success Coach who leads a dedicated team of professionals at The Business Growth Academy that helps turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality. Described by her clients as engaged, articulate, and astute in business, Vanessa has a genuine passion for coaching and mentoring business owners. Her mission is to impact the lives of over one million businesses...

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January 6, 2021 21 min

In this episode, host Renee Dee shares her process for journaling with gratitude, sharing how to get started and why putting thoughts on paper can be a gamechanger for you in 2021. As a huge fan of making a list, writing down goals, putting thoughts on paper and sending handwritten notes, she wanted to help everyone create amazing results for your business, personal life and even your long-term health.

 

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December 31, 2020 42 min

2020 presented many challenges and refined what “normal” life really is. It was a period of struggle, frustration and change. On the upside, Renee Dee was able to speak with some of the most creative, passionate and successful people in various industries, learning something unique and meaningful from each. It is ICONIC HOUR’s hope that listeners also took away key insights from the episodes of 2020. Sit back and listen to some of ...

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Ryan Jacobson is a renaissance man—a lover of bourbon, mixology, guitars, building motorcycles and sophisticated sound. Ryan built the Alchemy Bar in his home, a personal place to entertain like-minded connoisseurs of the finest mixology...of course, crafted by Ryan. While his profession is building, his passion is creating craft drinks and learning and knowing everything he can about proper technique, making clear ice and distille...

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It takes a village to build a HAUS. From the architecture, to the build, to the sale of the house, we’re so honored to have partners that are passionate about bringing this project to life and determined every step of the way.

 

ICONIC HAUS is a luxury designer showhouse that puts 20 marquis and award-winning design talents and influencers under one roof for an 18-day show that is open virtually to a global audience to benefit The ...

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As a fashion lover, model and influencer, Laura Madden knows all about what’s trending. Right now, that’s taking any and every step to help the planet. She supports sustainable fashion brands and reports on the intersection of style, sustainability and self-esteem, so she’s helping us adopt new shopping habits and transform the current pieces in our closets. 

What does it mean to be sustainable and recycle fashion? How can style an...

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Kentucky born & bred, Chad Perkins and Sara Ahlgrim grew up surrounded by bourbon culture, which developed a serious interest in the spirit in their early 20s. The launch of a local Lexington, KY bourbon bar brought them together, sparking a friendship and a partnered exploration of the whiskey world.

In 2016, their combined passions for bourbon and video production led to the creation of their own YouTube channel, It's B...

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In this episode of ICONIC HOUR, Renee Dee talks with Roderick Wyllie of the San Francisco-based landscape architecture and urban design firm Surfacedesign to learn more about bringing the outside world into our new daily lives. 

The award-winning practice focuses on creating dynamic parks, plazas, waterfronts, civic landscapes and private garden design ideas that cultivate a sense of connection to the built and natural world and p...

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“What’s my backdrop going to be? What are people going to see on ZOOM?” 

President of Cullum Homes, Rod Cullum, is one of Arizona's most reputable luxury home builders. Cullum Homes is an award-winning luxury custom home builder with over 35 years of experience in the Valley’s most prestigious neighborhoods, with projects throughout the northeast greater Phoenix area, including Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. 

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Sheree Hartwell is the owner of the FORD/Robert Black Agency in Scottsdale, Arizona. She started modeling at age 12 and, upon finishing college, decided to go into the business side of modeling. Sheree worked as an agent before buying the agency from Robert Black in 2005. In addition to running FORD/RBA, she is the Southwest District Director for Fashion Group International, a professional organization with over 5,000 members in th...

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Fashion designer Kevan Hall’s creative eye, elegant perspective, and intuitive design process make him any fashion lover’s best friend. Rather than worshiping trends or creating designs that speak more about him than the wearer, Hall’s penchant for glamour and understanding of the psyche and style of a woman wanting to look her best are his greatest assets.

In this episode of ICONIC HOUR, Renee Dee talks with Kevan Hall about his f...

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Brad Leavitt of A Finer Touch Construction is making great strides in the building industry with an understanding that what he builds is more than just a home for his clients. His builds reflect a place or time that holds special meaning; the architecture and character speak to a certain aesthetic style, and, above all else, fulfill the unique lifestyle of a family. 

 

In this episode of ICONIC HOUR, Renee Dee and Brad Leavitt delv...

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Four Landscape Hotels We’re Loving

Entertaining Without Borders

 

Concepting, designing and building a hotel from the ground up is no easy feat even for the most seasoned hoteliers, so for two sisters from the small resort town of Sedona, Ariz., the thought that their first endeavor would cause a global industry stir was nothing short of a dream come true.

 

Ambiente, A Landscape Hotel, will be North A...

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