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Spa of the Week: Auberge Du Soleil

By Emma Reynolds

Set among 33 acres of olive groves, Napa Valley’s most acclaimed five-star resort, Auberge du Soleil, is one of Napa’s preferred getaways in California’s famed wine region. Though Michelin-starred dining and world-class amenities attract guests to the hotel year after year, it’s the Auberge Napa Valley Spa that keeps them coming back. Reserved exclusively for hotel guests, the spa is […]

10 Best Luxury Luggage Lines

By Olivia Cuccaro

When preparing for a trip, be it for business or pleasure, decisions on what clothing, shoes and accessories will tag along with you can be tricky. No matter the climate or occasion, when the choices are made you’ll need a stylish suitcase to accompany your travels – and to house your wardrobe for the duration if there’s more than one […]

Stay Energized: Best Exercises for Long Haul Flights

By Vivian Kelly The consequences of a long haul flight can leave you feeling tired and groggy, not to mention the increased risk of developing travel-related deep vien thrombosis (DVT). Hours of no movement and confined spaces means your blood circulation becomes stagnant, reducing oxygen levels in the blood and often causing swelling around the foot and ankles. However, there are plenty of […]

Fall Beauty Trend: The Dark Lip

By Kristen Shirley One of our favorite looks for fall, the dark lip worn with a nude eye, is also one of the season’s easiest to wear. At Rodarte, NARS Cosmetics makeup artist James Kaliardos used plenty of illuminators and highlighters to achieve glowing and slightly otherworldly skin. This allowed the very dark lip to be feminine and sweet, not […]

Shop The Cover Shoot: Nautical Fashion in Antigua

All aboard! Take inspiration from our nautical-themed January/February 2016 cover shoot, shot on location in Antigua, and shop our favorite nautical pieces. By Kristen Shirley

Introducing the Zegna World Pass

Luxury Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna brings its refined eye and high standards of excellence beyond the realm of fashion and tailoring and enters the world of lifestyle experiences with its introduction of the Zegna World Pass. Zegna believes that one of the most personal relationships a man has is that with his tailor. Creating a custom suit requires more than […]

Bulgari Announces New Exhibition: 130 Years of Masterpieces

Bulgari – jointly with the Houston Museum of Natural Science – is pleased to announce Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces, an exhibition of approximately 150 sizable pieces of jewelry from Bulgari’s Heritage Collection, including masterpieces from the historical archives of the company headquarters in Rome or on loan from private collections. This exclusive retrospective marks the first time the storied […]

Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

By Drew Taylor, Style Editor Go for glamour this holiday season, with gifts she’s guaranteed to covet. Bottega Veneta Gold Knot Minaudière This limited edition, mega-watt take on Bottega Veneta’s iconic Knot minaudière promises to light up the holiday party circuit. Dressed up in 18K yellow gold with a pavé diamond-embellished closure, it’s a gift she’ll treasure for years to […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

By Drew Taylor, Style Editor From your dapper grandfather to your sports-obsessed nephew, we’ve got the perfect gift for every discerning gentleman on your list. Cole Haan Prohibition Brief Transport him back to a simpler time with Cole Haan’s cheeky Prohibition Brief, part of the label’s Jazz Age-inspired holiday collection. The sleek leather briefcase comes equipped with a set of […]

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Luxury Essentials: 60 Seconds With Karma Royal Group CEO John Spence

John Spence, CEO and chairman of luxury holiday group Karma Royal, tells us about his favorite things. John Spence’s varied list of job titles is bewildering. He began as a music agent in the Eighties representing bands such as Bananarama, Eurythmics and Boy George’s Culture Club. Yale University recently appointed him as a visiting architecture fellow. But his principal role […]