Winter is coming, and it’s time to clear out of town, Team Sand. So many choices on where to go, and so little time. To help you make your great escape, we here at Dandelion Chandelier have talked to our luxury class friends who belong in the “never winter” camp, and who have the means to go wherever they choose in the world. Herewith is an overview of the places south of the border where the glamour crowd will be soaking up the sun to mark the end of the year. Depending on what kind of vacation you’re after, and who you’re bringing along, we hope one of these ideas will inspire you to start packing
‘Tis the day before Thanksgiving, and all through the house/mansion/chateau/penthouse/pied-a-terre/castle/villa, the denizens of Dandelion Chandelier world are in a frenzy. Some are packing franticly for themselves and two or more kids; others are welcoming waves of houseguests at a rate that threatens to become a tsunami; some are brining turkeys, or baking multiple pies. One is fuming at the airport because his flight just got cancelled.
A short while ago in Manhattan, I was invited to a cocktail party to celebrate the opening of master chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa’s newest hotel in Miami Beach. The soft launch of the property is timed to coincide with Art Basel Miami in early December (the official opening is in January 2017).
Holiday party season is almost upon us, and you know what that means: time to sparkle and shine head to toe, and to have some well-deserved fun. Before the festivities begin, you’re going to want to spend some time at the salon getting fluffed and folded — hair, eyebrows, mani-pedi, you know the routine. In the rush of holiday shopping, concerts and other special events, plus all the duties of regular life, we here at Dandelion Chandelier frequently find ourselves longing for a proper luxury facial at our favorite spa before the whirl of holiday parties, but never have the time to get one. Enter the perfect solution: facial masks! They won’t completely substitute for a professional facial, but they are certainly a lot better than nothing, especially in a pinch. But which ones are worth the time and the expense? Our crack team of correspondents has investigated, and our report is below.
Here at Dandelion Chandelier, we’ve noticed that a lot of wealthy people are avid cyclists, either outdoors or on a stationary bike or both. It’s a strong pattern in finance and tech, in particular. Golf used to be the sport of the business elite, but cycling seems to be poised to surpass it. In fact, if you’re an entrepreneur pitching your business to investors in Silicon Valley, you’ll find it a distinct advantage to be able to do so while on a bike.