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Committee Member: Kelly Sueda

Kelly Sueda

Hawaii - Art Collection Consultant

The best work advice Kelly Sueda ever got was to not just love what you do, but to LOVE what you do. And he does: as a consultant who helps clients build art collections, Sueda’s excellent taste comes into play every day, as he gets to meet “incredible and fascinating people.”

Q&A:

Favorite sport to watch?

Golf.

Favorite sport to play?

Golf.

Best vacation ever?

Crete, Santorini, Athens, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Bilbao.

Favorite dessert?

Deconstructed key lime pie by Michel Richard at Citronelle.

Best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Vegetarian dinner at Noma.

Dream Road Trip?

Dean Kamen, Malcolm Gladwell, Oprah Winfrey. One of the greatest inventors, one of the greatest outside-of-the-box minds, one of the most interesting people. What a conversation!

Favorite TV show as a kid?

Different Strokes.

Favorite movies?

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Glory, Forest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Lord of the Rings, Lost in Translation.

Favorite actress and or actor?

Amy Adams and Bill Murray.

Favorite bands?

Beatles, Queen, Panic at the Disco, Counting Crows, U2.

Most impressive live performance you ever saw?

INXS.

Car you drive now?

Maserati.

Car you’d like to drive?

Mclaren F1.

Best car youve owned?

Porsche 911.

Motorcycle?

Had a Harley Davidson Road King Custom, own a vintage 1946 Peugeot.

Wear a watch?

I wear an Apple Watch and own an Omega Seamaster, and a Rolex.

Got a favorite watch?

Omega Seamaster.

Got a dream watch?

Not really… but if I had to choose: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.

Cologne?

Tom Ford

Favorite beach?

Arvi in Crete, Greece.

Do you have any philanthropic interests/endeavors?

I support the Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu Biennial Foundation, and Kapiolani Hospital.

Luxury… what does it mean to you?

I think luxury is something that you feel the best doing, owning, or experiencing. It doesn’t need to be expensive to be luxurious. I find that often the most luxurious things are things money can’t buy.