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Best of Culture & Lifestyle 2018

BY Riki Altman-Yee & Luis R. Rigual | December 18, 2017 | Feature Features National

Best of Culture & Lifestyle
JETLUX offers five-star transportation services from door to door.

BEST PRIVATE JET CHARTER
When Tom Osovitzki founded JETLUX in 2015, he set out to create a private charter company destined to soar above the others. After all, as a company rep asserts, “travel is about so much more than getting from destination A to B.” The benefits start with what JETLUX does not offer: namely the necessity of ridesharing or using impersonal apps. Instead it provides a full-service concierge to help clients access more than 6,000 of what the company states are “the safest aircraft options worldwide,” including a Bombardier Aerospace Global Express powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710A2-20 turbofans. And, while the most popular destinations requested by its elite clientele are Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, trips to Antarctica or Africa for seven to 17 passengers are totally within reach. Prices upon request, 2999 NE 191st St., Suite 600, Miami, 855.538.5893

BEST ART DEALER
By the time he opened his first gallery in Coral Gables in 1992, Gary Nader had already amassed a collection of Latin American artists surpassing every major museum. Today, his holdings—incorporating modern and contemporary masters—are valued at more than $200 million. In layman’s terms, that means every major collector, museum curator and artist considers Nader the go-to for Botero, Lam and Matta, as well as for Matisse, Miro, Monet, Picasso, Lichtenstein and countless others. Not one to hoard, Nader currently displays much of the work in his 30,000-square-foot museum, and he is selling off more than $120 million worth from his personal collection to fund a 70,000-square-foot Nader Art Museum Latin America and Towers in Downtown, slated for completion in five to 10 years. Gary Nader Art Center, 62 NE 27th St., Miami, 305.576.0256

BEST VIP CONCIERGE SERVICE
Sure, WGY (888.949.0808) books the basics and has contracted private airfares for clients (“We know everything from favorite flowers to the special drinks our customers like,” says WGY co-owner Justin Keeperman), but putting WGY to the test is much more fun. Clients are invited to partake in the à la carte program (a service most luxury concierges do not offer) for special requests like honeymoon arrangements and access to invite-only events around the world, but the membership program is best for those who desire constant attention. No request seems too outrageous: Success stories include relocating a family across continents and a New Year’s Eve adventure in Brazil involving a live monkey and Champagne party aboard a megayacht. If you can dream it, WGY can achieve it.

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