The Big Moneymen of Palestine, Inc.

July 1989 – Fortune A real estate deveoper based in Washington, Mohamed Hadid traces his roots to Daher al-Omar Alziadani, The Bedouin tribesman who used a scimitar to carve Palestine–however briefly–from the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century. Born in Nazareth during the 1948 cold war, Hadid grew up in Damascus and Beirut, where his […]

Aspen: The Call of the Wild

From The New York Times Magazine, Jan. 21, 1990. The sun first peeks over the Continental Divide just after six on New Years Day, and partic­ularly at this hour, it seems there could be no more beautiful place on earth than the Roaring Fork Valley—red-tinged clay, bright white snow and a pure blue in the […]

French Romance

May 2003 – Leading Estates of the World, by Pamela Kelsey AS THE GATES OPEN in Holmby Hills, a solitary vision of fairy tale splendor greets you. Seldom in real life does one encounter such beauty, such pure perfection—even in the glamour capital of conspicuous consumption surrounding Rodeo Drive. When renowned architect Richard Landry was […]