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Hope Gainer
HOPE GAINER, President of Hope International is a global imagemaker, marketer and branding expert with over 30 years of lifestyle experience with a focus today on the luxury market. She also produces unique, upscale events around the world. Gainer is a founding member of the Florida Luxury Council and a contributor to several luxury magazines including Haute Living, South Florida Opulence, Ultimate Boating & Lifestyle among others. She also represents spectacular ‘trophy’ real estate properties. Gainer is a first generation German American, raised in Chicago, Ivy League educated at Cornell University, Glamour Magazine “Top Ten College Winner”, Barons “2000 Global Achiever for the 21st Century” and nominated to the 2007/2008 “Who’s Who in Real Estate”. Her work has won Andys, Clios and International Film Festival Awards.

Entries by Hope Gainer

Recycling Old Lovers -- Good Or Bad Idea?

(18) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 5:54 AM

Can we go back in time successfully to reunite with long lost lovers?

Every once in awhile, I read about a couple rediscovering each other decades later and living happily ever after. But is that a dream or reality?

I tried that, thinking I would be another one of those...

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Burn Baby Burn -- 'Middle East Meets Miami' in a Fashion Extravaganza

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 2:00 PM

We have all heard not to "throw the baby out with the bathwater". But no one's told us not to burn the baby poolside? Or at least, no one told this couture designer, LeiMarco who wanted to burn and be reborn again during his recent fashion extravaganza during Art Basel...

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Eat, Pray, Art: From Burma to Boca and Back

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 7:08 PM

This is a story about a young lady that almost did not happen as she was in her mother's womb when their country of Burma was taken over. The pregnant woman from a prominent Burmese family was thrown in jail. But, luckily, the story has a happy ending for this...

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What's All the Artsy Fartsy Fuss About?

(0) Comments | Posted December 26, 2013 | 5:41 PM

Fashion's 15 minutes of fame are over. The new kid on the block is art. By this I mean, the 'see and be seen' place of the moment is no longer fashion shows, but art fairs. And the granddaddy of them all is Art Basel. Everyone seems to come out...

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Pros Paint Rosy Picture of Miami Real Estate Market

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 2:29 AM

This past week industry experts came together to talk shop. In their case, the topic was Miami real estate at the first "Haute Living Real Estate Summit " held at the W South Beach Hotel. The most successful real estate developers and brokers shared their opinions and differences...

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Male Menopause -- Fact Or Fiction?

(56) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 5:43 AM

Who knew men have menopause?! Well it is actually called andropause.

Hallelujah ladies, we are not the only gender that goes through menopause!

Male menopause or andropause, can occur in men as early as 35. It is caused by a reduction in the body's production of testosterone and other hormones....

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Diversity Abounds in Asian Art

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 8:15 AM

Even in art, Asia cannot be lumped together as one region. Just like other continents and regions, there are unique cultures, lifestyles and language that spill over into the art world that influence the artists in each geographic area. For example. we need to distinguish all the different types of...

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Why Are Some Of The Best Baby Boomer Women Still Single?

(384) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 6:16 AM

While sitting alone on a hot summer's day in sunny South Beach, I was pondering why so many great women I know are still single, including myself. And a few good men too. I am really referring more to the Baby Boomer generation. Of course, there are girls in their...

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As Summer Ends, South Florida Beckons

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 5:13 AM

The same story line appears as we get ready to enter the Fall season in South Florida. The Miami real estate market continues to show heavy sales volume, declining foreclosures and rising prices. It stays mainly a cash market with low inventory levels.


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Tea for Two - The Inn at Irving Place Hosts Lady Mendl's Royal Tea Room

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 3:39 PM

Who said you have to cross the pond to have a proper tea? I had the pleasure of tea for two with my British friend, Harriet, with cucumber tea sandwiches, clotted cream and jam with homemade scones. Before sipping the tea of our choice, we toasted with a glass of...

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Miami Beach's Biggest Mansion Bought by American Businessman/Bachelor for Entertaining

(2) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 6:30 PM

A successful Washington D.C. entrepreneurial bachelor, Bill Dean had the vision to buy the late S.S. Kresge's, historic home in Miami Beach. Just before going to auction in 2009, Dean grabbed this Mediterranean Revival estate built in 1937 which served as the summer home for the man whose company later...

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Celebrity Custom Couture for A-Listers and Common Folks

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 6:20 PM

One of Miami's best kept secrets is couture designer, Ema Savahl. This blonde beauty came to the sunny shores of South Beach 20 years ago from Europe and created her very own American dream. Ema has built her designer label from scratch with her signature look of...

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Art for a Cause -- Marrying Creative Passion With Conviction

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 5:04 PM

Finding one's calling in life is truly a treasure. Monaco-born artist and activist, Vanessa Roux has had a love for animals and nature since childhood. She always had pets and played in her garden. In her teens Vanessa starting drawing the animals in her play world and later...

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The Shift in Luxury Travel 'White Gloves & Silver Service' are OUT & 'Style' Is IN

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 2:30 PM

White gloves and silver service are out. Pink sunglasses are in. That is according to co-founders, Serge Dive and Sarah Bell of LE Miami, a unique new trade show like none other to set the scene for the next evolution of contemporary luxury travel. "The luxury world segregates...

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Summer Is Upon Us... But Then Again Every Day in South Florida Is Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 4:49 PM

After all, we live in paradise...and it seems these days like everyone wants a piece of our paradise! Foreigners are flocking to our sunny shores. Almost one out of three international buyers in Florida are buying in Miami and Miami Beach. About two-thirds of them are from Latin America, with...

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A Touch and Taste of Gold in Sunny South Beach

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 2:30 PM

Hey, who knew eating and drinking gold could be so much fun and good for you too? Since the XV century, gold has been used in medicine to improve mental capacity, regenerate deficient organs, increase blood circulation, relieve arthritis, stimulate cellular activity and inhibit nervous disorders like breakdowns, fears and...

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East Meets West as Art Fairs Continue to Take Over in Asia

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 1:23 PM

The art world is taking the world by storm, and art fairs are becoming the new hotspots to hang out at!

I first discovered this cultural phenomenon decades ago while in college at Cornell University, when I joined the Johnson Art Museum designed by I.M. Pei on campus. Then when...

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South of France Meets South Beach

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 10:42 AM

Normally, I take my transatlantic trip to St. Tropez in July. But this year, I only have to walk around the block from my home in South Beach to feel like I've landed along the Cote d'Azur. Thanks to Halle Berry's current squeeze, French actor Olivier Martinez, along with partners...

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