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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August 12, 2022 39 min

Rich Diviney is a bestselling author, leadership & human performance expert, and retired Navy SEAL commander. In a career spanning more than twenty years, he completed more than thirteen overseas deployments. As the officer in charge of training for a specialized command, Rich was intimately involved in an extremely specialized SEAL selection process, which pared down a group of exceptional candidates to a small cadre of the mo...

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After graduating college in 1978, Dan Warnshuis relocated to Silicon Valley and began what would be a successful career in the technology sector. However, it was living in the Napa Valley wine country that made him quickly realize his passion for great food and wine. Once the wine bug bit him, he could not help but dream of creating his own wine label. Ultimately, his love for Oregon Pinot Noir revealed to him his path forward. Dan...

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Dr. Gerd Wuestemann began his tenure as President and CEO of Scottsdale Arts in March 2018. An arts entrepreneur at heart, he brought an immediate focus on innovation and growth to his organization, while executing a financial and cultural turn around. Scottsdale Arts is, today, one of the largest arts organizations in the Southwest, including Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA),...

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Some of Renee Dee’s dear friends join ICONIC Hour to discuss their thoughts on “Living Beautifully.” As curators of beauty in the home, these experts share their experiences over the years that have shaped how they define living beautifully and how those notions have impacted their own lives.

 

Jamilyn Fournier is the founder of The Collector’s House, a boutique luxury furnishings showroom featuring decor from artisans around the w...

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With an extraordinary history of travel and adventure and a love for the expedition world, Alison Levine is the perfect Godmother to usher in Seabourn’s Active Luxury voyages, a new category of cruising that the line is committed to launching with its new expedition ship this July. A native of Phoenix, Levine served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition in 2002, and in 2010 completed her bid for the Explo...

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Catherine Anaya is a three-time Emmy award-winning journalist and former television news anchor. Catherine currently hosts Conversations with Catherine, a YouTube series of conversations with everyday people, experts and leaders who are sparking change and making a difference through education, awareness, positivity and empowerment. She is also host of The Women’s Eye podcast, featuring empowering conversations with inspiring women...

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Third generation homebuilder Trent Hancock is the VP of marketing for Camelot Homes, and heads up G3 by Camelot Homes, an introductory luxury brand recently launched by the family-owned company. Trent brings a passion for sustainability, embracing new styles of architecture, and exploring the boundaries of what can be done in the world of home building. Joseph Bruner is a second-generation real estate professional specializing in v...

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Christopher Peacock began his career in London during the early eighties, working at Terence Conran’s furniture store in London.He launched Christopher Peacock Cabinetry in 1992, quickly establishing itself as the paradigm of beautiful hand-crafted classic British cabinetry, but made to order in the USA. Today, his company and brand is recognized as the ultimate in luxury cabinetry design and there are many hundreds of rooms of bea...

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Prior to launching Iconic Design + Build, Kaitlyn Wolfe gained experience as a project manager and interior designer at a residential construction company. During her time in construction, Kaitlyn saw an opportunity to elevate design within the industry. Iconic Design + Build was created to fill that void—to perfectly blend stunning aesthetics with feasibility and functionality. As a licensed general contractor, Kaitlyn pro...

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Caren Zucker is a director, producer and journalist who has told stories for more than 25 years across a broad range of subjects both domestically and internationally as a producer for ABC’s World News and Nightline. Zucker was the producer and co-writer of PBS NewsHour series Autism Now. Her oldest son Mickey’s autism diagnosis inspired a new direction in her reporting: to bring a better understanding of autism’s realities. 

 

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Buffalo Collection originated on a Bison Ranch in Western Colorado in the early 1990’s, with a previous showroom in Aspen. Meeting serendipitously in Aspen, Laura & Michael, fell in love, got married & relocated to Arizona, opening their flagship showroom in Old Town Scottsdale in 2011. Their stunning gallery space expertly blends modern luxury with Old World charm, featuring museum quality fine art and impressive high-end ...

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Matt Gottesman is a multidisciplinary creative, two-time founder, podcaster, writer, artist and Web 3.0 enthusiast. An agile digital marketer and strategist by trade, Matt has a background in helping some of the world’s most iconic brands (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) realize their potential… digitally.

 

Today, Matt constructs his own narrative by taking to the Internet to create, build and publish to the world through his own bra...

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Kris Moon is the president and chief operating officer at the James Beard Foundation. In his role as chief operating officer, Moon has held responsibility for all revenue at the Foundation and has worked to build the Foundation’s first-ever enterprise-wide partnerships with American Airlines and Capital One. Moon has also helped the Foundation to grow its major gifts and foundation funding. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Moo...

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December 2, 2021 48 min

President of PHX Architecture, Erik B. Peterson grew up in Chicago and received his Bach­e­lor of Archi­tec­ture degree from Iowa State Uni­ver­sity and his Master’s degree at Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity.  His career in the Southwest began at the famed Taliesin Architects, Frank Lloyd Wright’s firm in Arizona, where he gained knowledge of organic architecture principles. Now as President of the award-winning PHX Architecture, he pr...

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Boyer Vertical is an architect-led real estate development firm that specializes in developing sustainably-minded, architecturally-significant projects located in core urban and suburban opportunity areas of Arizona. We integrate architecture, development, and construction under a single purpose-driven real estate development platform intent on delivering timeless spaces and places for people to live, work, and play. More informati...

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Broan-NuTone believes that better quality air means a better quality of life. They lead the industry with forward-thinking residential ventilation products, customized climate and indoor air quality solutions that are all backed up by award-winning customer service. Headquartered in Hartford, Wisconsin, Broan-NuTone employs over 2,500 people around the world. 

 

Dave Jones has been a marketer and brand manager for over 11 years. He...

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Cullum Homes is a second-generation, family-owned integrated design, and construction firm specializing in luxury custom homes, architecture, interior design, and renovations. Founded by Rod and Kim Cullum as a home-based business in 1985, Cullum Homes was recently named National Custom Home Builder of the Year by the 140,000-member strong National Association of Home Builders. Starting as a 2-person firm, Cullum Homes has grown to...

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Keith Richardson is President of both Arizona Fireplaces and AF Distributors - industry leaders in retail and 2-step distribution centers that serve the southwest.  These two companies represent the largest combined part of the family business. The other related companies include AF Steel (fabricators and installers of structural steel in metro Phoenix for large commercial and residential builders), Modern Flames (manufacturer and ...

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Zang Toi was born and raised in a small village in Malaysia, the youngest of seven children. Toi moved to New York City 40 years ago to study fashion design at Parsons School of Design. Zang Toi has dressed celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Longoria, Farrah Fawcett, Melinda Gates, and even royalty, and this year celebrates 32 years of his brand. Zang’s 2021 collection is inspired by his love for his favorite city, Paris. Zang ...

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Lake & Skye began when founder Courtney Somer had her first daughter and learned to use the power of essential oils for healing. A long-time lover of fragrance and aromatherapy, she created simple and intentional blends, a creative outlet with a purpose that complimented motherhood. Somer envisioned the blends as gifts to give yourself to use throughout the day, whether you needed an extra boost of confidence, a moment of grati...

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