Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction, and knowing how to pamper yourself have long been major elements in defining your luxury lifestyle. The Summer 2015 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine includes a collection of trends from Luxury Portfolio International in the areas of Innovation, Exploration and Relaxation to add luxury to your life and inspire your own ideas.


Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Sun Time

While sun bathing can be quite pleasurable and give you a healthy glow, too much of it is detrimental to the skin, With the JUNE bracelet, from Netatmo, you can be sure to always get just the right amount of vitamin D without overexposing yourself to harmful UV rays.


Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Water Cycling

Take the ride of your life with the world’s most advanced water bike. The Schiller X1 combines an exhilarating and eco-friendly workout with the thrill of being on the open water.


Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Swing Lounge

When it comes to outdoor furniture, the Swingrest from Dedon is in a league of its own. A chic daybed with a state-of-the-art suspension system, the Swingrest can be hung from anywhere – be it over the water or the veranda.


Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Bag Tracker

Modern travel has been refined to a tee, yet lost luggage continues to have the potential to ruin a vacation – until now. Trakdot allows you to locate your checked bags anywhere in the world using a device that easily fits into your suitcase so you can enjoy peace of mind.


Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Gourmet Grill

The K1000HS Hybrid Fire Freestanding Grill from Kalamazoo is the end-all be-all of grills. These revolutionary grills put every outdoor cooking technique at your disposal with three heat sources to choose from: Gas, charcoal and wood. A must-have for any true grillmaster.


To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations, visit the summer edition of Ebby Halliday Realtors and Williams Trew Real Estate’s luxury-home publication, Grand Vie, where you’ll also discover many of the most exceptional homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.


Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction, and knowing how to pamper one’s self have long been major elements in defining the luxury lifestyle. Our fall/winter 2014 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine includes an innovative collection of trends to add luxury to your life.



Luxury river cruise specialists Aqua Expeditions will introduce an exciting new itinerary this year, ferrying guests along the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam. Traveling through an area rich in culture and history, you’ll experience the exotic appeal of Southeast Asia with such destinations as the ancient Khmer temples of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the restful beaches of Sihanoukville, the equally languid hills around Dalat in the Vietnamese highlands and the fast-paced city streets of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon.





It’s indulgent, decadent and the ultimate in personal well-being. The Dionisio bathtub from Visionnaire delivers a tranquil escape from everyday stress with an ideal shape that cradles the body and polyurethane padding upholstered in water-repellent leather for a most luxurious experience. Slip into the Dionisio and you’ll immediately feel a sense of self-rejuvenation wash over you in this superior bathtub.





Designed to optimize the skin’s electrical potential while gently massaging facial muscles and stimulating the deep layers of the skin, the Lancer Microcurrent Power Boost is the most advanced mechanism in skincare today. By activating the skin and underlying muscles with an electrical charge, the wand improves circulation and produces oxygen and nutrients to rejuvenate while removing toxins. Emblazoned with pure gold plating, the Microcurrent Power Boost is as lavish as it is effective.





The champions of first-class air, Etihad Airways (voted “Best First Class Airline” by the World Travel Awards six years in a row) takes luxury travel to new heights with on-board Residences. Designed for up to two guests travelling together, the Residences feature a living room, en suite bathroom with a shower and a bedroom for the most refined flying experience available. The VIP Travel Concierge will take care of all your pre-flight arrangements and once onboard the Etihad Butler handles all in-flight and après-flight needs. The in-flight chef is a nice touch, as well!


Grand Vie is the exclusive luxury property magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies. The summer 2014 issue was recently direct-mailed to almost 30,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Visit to learn more about the latest trends in luxury and to discover many of the most spectacular homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.




Technology to Save You Time

Our smartphones and tablets play a vital role in our lives, but it’s important to remember to make time for yourself. In our mind, technology should simplify your daily routine and deliver the ultimate luxury: time. Following are a few of our favorite innovations brought to our attention by our friends at Luxury Portfolio International. Each will provide peace of mind while saving you time.



The gold standard of home automation, you name it and the Control4 system does it. Your smartphone or tablet can be used as the command center for the entire home, conveniently integrating lighting, music, home theater, climate and security. Program the perfect “wake-up” setting with your favorite music, followed by a gentle opening of the shades and a brightening of the lights or impress your friends and get the hot tub bubbling with a touch of your smartphone.


Petnet SmartFeeder

Pet owners, you know this one: you’re out having a good time when suddenly it dawns on you that you forgot to feed your furry friend. No need to panic — with the Petnet SmartFeeder all you need is your smartphone to fill Fifi’s bowl wherever you are. Schedule regular feeding times, manage portions and even track your pet’s calorie intake to keep your beloved four legged family member happy and healthy, while giving you one less thing to worry about.



An automatic irrigation system is nice, but does yours know to skip a cycle when it’s been raining all day? Greenbox is an intuitive system that automatically schedules your watering program based on the local weather and can be easily controlled from your phone. Simply connect the valve wires of your existing watering system to the Greenbox and within minutes you’ll be saving water, money and never have to stress over the lawn again.


Goji Smart Lock

You don’t have to be home to know when someone’s knocking on your door. In fact, with the Goji Smart Lock you can instantly receive a picture of whoever is there. Suppose it’s a service professional and you forgot to leave the door unlocked — no problem, Goji can be controlled by your smartphone from anywhere in the world. Set your housekeeper up with scheduled access or lock up and keep your home secure no matter where you are.


In this day and age technology is everywhere and hopefully with these cutting-edge products you can use it to your advantage to find a little more time for you!