Ski Season 2018: New Luxury Properties and Picture-Perfect Conditions in the Alps

Ski Season 2018: New Luxury Properties and Picture-Perfect Conditions in the Alps

I only recently learned to ski and confess that, in comparison to sporting a beach towel and sunglasses, the prospect of lugging heavy skis, boots, jackets, and bags of other equipment up a mountain in freezing temperatures never really appealed to me. Nevertheless, when living in Switzerland surrounded by world...
A Very Royal Tour: 48 Hours in Oslo

A Very Royal Tour: 48 Hours in Oslo

With a British royal wedding on the horizon, there seemed to be no better time than the present to go wheels up again on my self-proclaimed “royal tour” of Scandinavia. This time I stop over in Oslo, perhaps the most personally intriguing of all the destinations on my itinerary if...
A Luxury Stay in Buenos Aires | Five Hotels, Five Personalities

A Luxury Stay in Buenos Aires | Five Hotels, Five Personalities

Counted among the most cosmopolitan destinations in South America, Buenos Aires is a city that blends the vibrancy of modernity with timeless sophistication, art, history and old-world glamour. Walk down many of the city’s streets and you’ll find that the eateries and boutiques that line them are alive with these...
Curaçao: Color and Character in the Caribbean

Curaçao: Color and Character in the Caribbean

Truth? Adventure is not my gig. I’m the luxury guy. On a perfectly fabulous day, I’d rather spend hours poolside in a cabana sipping frosty cold cocktails, with intermittent visits to a spa, than hike to a waterfall. True story. For me, the up close and personal beauty of nature...
Isla Holbox: Undiscovered Escape on Mexico’s Yucatan Coast

Isla Holbox: Undiscovered Escape on Mexico’s Yucatan Coast

From a swaying hammock strapped to wooden posts I closed my eyes and listened. Dried palm leaves above my head rustled in the wind while providing refuge from the midday sun. The burst of fresh cut limes being squeezed at a rickety mojito bar nearby permeated the air. There were...
France: Je t’aime | Road Tripping from Paris to Cannes

France: Je t’aime | Road Tripping from Paris to Cannes

Like so many of my fellow road warriors, I must admit to having something of a soft spot for France if only because my heart always seems to beat differently the moment I touch down at Charles De Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France. Perhaps the feeling can be attributed to my...
Luxury 2.0: Brands Up the Ante for Travelers

Luxury 2.0: Brands Up the Ante for Travelers

“Someone should do a study of the human brain and how quickly it can adjust to luxury.” ― Tina Fey, Bossypants The stock market continues to soar to new heights. Silicon Valley continues to mint shiny new titans whose net worth is nothing short of staggering. And, according to recent...
A Very Royal Tour: 48 Hours in Copenhagen

A Very Royal Tour: 48 Hours in Copenhagen

  As I begin this account of my self-described “royal tour” of Scandinavia, allow me to say from the outset that if European royals or their biographies hold little or no interest to you, then you might just want to skip ahead to the “48 Hours in” section of these...
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What better way to celebrate a storied 90-year history in the fashion world than by staging an extraordinary and unique fashion event at Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain with none other than Kendall Jenner opening the show? Such was the case yesterday in the Eternal City as celebrities including Kate Hudson, Bella Thorne and Lottie Moss joined the...
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Tales from Ticino | La Dolce Vita in Lugano

Lazy meandering days by the lake. Balmy, temperate weather practically year round. Lingering lunches in rustic grottos where earthy fare is languidly served alongside countless glasses of local Merlot (though not a soul is counting). Beautiful, well-dressed throngs of residents who smile an inordinate amount of the time and almost seem to sway with an...
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Ten days. During a normal work week, that seems like an eternity. In other circumstances, that same length of time can pass in an instant. With that in mind and a partner-in-crime in tow, I set out to make the most of a whirlwind 10-day journey, from the southern reaches of Spain up to the...
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In these five notable locales, the jewel of Spain’s Canary Islands comes alive. 1. Explore Puerto de Mogán This picturesque marina, dotted with local shops and restaurants, is the perfect place to explore on a long, lazy afternoon. If you don’t plan on renting a car, there are buses from the city, so check with...
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Brighton: 48 Hours by the Sea

Just under an hour from London by train, the seaside enclaves of Brighton and Hove are a world apart from bustling London. The pace is slower, the scale of things more manageable, the locals friendly and, perhaps most importantly, a more provincial side of life in Great Britain comes into view. It’s the sort of...
Best of Menswear Spring/Summer 2016

Best of Menswear Spring/Summer 2016

Step into Spring/Summer 2016 looking your fashionable best. Neutrals are all the rage, as are pops of color and relaxed silhouettes. Greg Lauren’s collection was an all around standout. As were the collections from Loewe, Ports 1961, N. Hoolywood and Balmain. Below LivingWells picks the best looks in menswear for Spring/Summer 2016:
Best of Outerwear | Menswear Spring/Summer 2016

Best of Outerwear | Menswear Spring/Summer 2016

As the thaw of winter gives way to balminess of summer, a few smart wraps are generally essential to fashionably straddling the bridge between seasons. As the season dictates, be bold, be colorful or be classic, but, for the love of all things holy, be chic, With that though in mind, here are my picks...
72 Hours in Las Vegas

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When asked what city I consider to be quintessentially ‘American’, many people are often surprised to find that my answer is not New York, Los Angeles or even San Francisco. Instead, my response to this query is invariably Las Vegas. Why? Because Las Vegas is the kind of place that could only exist in America....
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Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

Sex. Drugs. Scissors. Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. Their names are often casually spoken with a familiarity generally reserved for a loved one. You might even be wearing an article of clothing that bears the imprint of one or the other as you read this.  But what do you know of the men behind the...
NYC's Most Artsy Hot Spots for Spring/Summer 2016

NYC’s Most Artsy Hot Spots for Spring/Summer 2016

What is summer without a little culture? To assist in planning your spring/summer NYC travel itineraries, I reached out to award-winning art historian and art consultant Natasha Schlesinger for her advice about the hot spots that showcase New York at its artsy best. Here are Schlesinger’s tips for exploring the cultural side of the Big Apple:  ...
Art in NYC: A Curator’s Guide to Frieze New York 2016 and Beyond

Art in NYC: A Curator’s Guide to Frieze New York 2016 and Beyond

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LivingWells Recommends | Farmhouse Inn

One of the most popular misconceptions about a globetrotting life is that it is always glamorous. Not only is such an assumption misguided, it is naïve at best. But every once in a while on a globetrotter’s journey, one comes across an experience or place that stands so far apart from the norm that it...