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Lap of Luxury

Austin Holt | February 21, 2018 | Lifestyle National

From once-in-a-lifetime globe-trotting experiences to everyone’s favorite ubiquitous gadget, these are the things our Man of the Moment, Dr. Pradeep K. Sinha, can’t live without.

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McLaren 570S

1. Keeping Time
“My prized possession: a Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle with an Openworked Skeleton dial. Vacheron is the oldest continuously operating watchmaker in the world, and the work they’ve done on this watch is just remarkable—seeing the intricate mechanism is a testament to artistry and technical knowhow.” $71,000

2. Dream Home
“I think somewhere, deep inside, I’m a closet architect/engineer/designer, or whatever you’d call that. We were able to build our house in Buckhead, and it really gave me the chance to design what I thought would be the perfect home, which was so gratifying. It’s a prototypical smart house, and it’s very eco-friendly—it earned the Natural EarthCraft house of the year award—but a lot of the actual design is based around our travels too, so there’s a lot of our own personalities built into it.”

3. Daily Commute
“I had a Bentley for a while—a magnificent car, but I hardly ever used it; I must have put only 1,200 miles on it in three years. And I thought, ‘What a shame; there’s this great car, and I only use it on special occasions.’ So when I got a McLaren 570S, I decided I was going to actuallydrive it. So that’s what I get to work in. A great car has to be used. Otherwise, it’s just a coat hanger in your garage.” $260,000

Dr. Pradeep K. Sinha Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery scuba diving

4. Expanding the Network
“When I first came to Atlanta, all my friends were lawyers and tech entrepreneurs, which was weird for me as the only doctor [laughs]. We got involved with a professional organization devoted to entrepreneurship, which is now one of the largest professional organizations in the world, called The Indus Entrepreneurs, or TiE. I recently came off a stint on the board of directors, but have loved working with them on and off for the last two decades I’ve been in Atlanta; entrepreneurship has always been a passion of mine, and this has been a tremendous way to meet some incredible people.”

5. Thrill-Seeking
“My youngest child has been to about 35 countries, and my oldest has been to about 45 countries, so we’re big world travelers. One of our last big trips was to Zambia, East Africa. This picture is one of my favorites from that adventure, of me and the family in Devil’s Pool overlooking the brim of Victoria Falls. Talk about an infinity pool.”

6. Getting the Shot
“Photography is something I’ve recently found a lot of joy in, especially with the amount of traveling we do. When we were in Africa, I found myself insisting to our safari guide (much to his chagrin) that we needed to get into a certain position so I could get the perfect shot of a baby lion. It wasn’t until later that I realized how risky that was—that lioness could have torn us to shreds—but I got some great images. Who knows? Maybe I missed my calling as a National Geographic photographer.”

7. Going Deep
“I’ve been a scuba enthusiast for a while now. One of the most unique dives was this one off the coast of Iceland between two tectonic plates. The water was so clear, but so cold, and even the best dry suit can’t keep the chill of 34-degree water out. But I got to touch two continents at the same time, so that was pretty cool.”

Dr. Pradeep K. Sinha Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery Obama

8. Feeding Students
“One cause I’ve been working with extensively is called Akshaya Patra. It’s an amazing organization that provides modern commissary equipment to schools in underserved communities in India as a way to encourage kids to go to school, get an education and break the cycle of poverty. The idea is that by offering free, unlimited food and transforming a school into that village’s main repository of nutrition, attendance rates will increase dramatically. Our last event in Atlanta saw about 800 people show up, and we raised nearly a million dollars, which is amazing.”

9. Go-To Gadget
“It may sound mundane, but I can’t live without my iPhone X. Not just for social media, but it’s connected to my office, my schedule—it’s my organizer. One of the things people talk about with the X is, ‘Are you really going to use it for all it can do?’ I use this thing extensively, for way more than Candy Crush and cat videos.” $999

10. Local Politics
“I’ve always had an interest in politics, but never truly became politically active until this last election cycle. It was a polarizing election to be sure, and I saw an opportunity to help certain voices to get across. We hosted Secretary [of State] Clinton at our home during the campaign, and it was fascinating getting to know her on a more personal level. I even had the chance to exchange some ideas with then-President Obama, which was a truly enlightening experience.”



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Photography by: McLaren | Scuba and Obama photo courtesy of Dr. Pradeep K. Sinha