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How to Travel the World in Chic and Comfortable Style
We all know how stressful packing can be. And how hard it is to look polished and presentable when you're at the airport and on the plane. While we can’t help you with every element of your packing decisions (although we do have some thoughts on the luggage you should carry), we can help you think about what to wear when traveling by air for business or for vacation. Here are 7 tips on how to travel the world in chic and comfortable style.
Our Top Picks In The World Of Luxury This Coming August
Our luxury calendar provides a comprehensive overview of the top events unfolding around the world every month. It's great fun to compile, and every month as we polish it off, we reflect on the entries that we most passionately want to be a part of in the coming weeks. If schedules and money were no object, and we had to choose the top ten activities in the luxury sphere that we’d personally love to do, here’s what they’d be for August 2018. How about you?
july sparklers: those who choose to shine
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights people, groups and institutions who have recently spread light in the world. Everyday, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re sharing some of their stories. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all.
best luxury hotels in the world: the Whitby in New York
In a world full of luxury hotels, with new ones opening all the time, which ones are the best? In our ongoing series, we share our finds. They're hotels and resorts at which we've personally stayed (with no promotional consideration involved). We'd recommend these to friends and family - and to you, dear reader. In this edition of best luxury hotels in the world: The Whitby Hotel in New York.
Two hours in London: the best spots for a quick visit
We’ve all been there: on a business trip, not much down time, in a sophisticated beautiful city that we long to go explore. What to do with only two hours to spare? We always ask our local work colleagues what we should do if we have a precious couple of hours to sneak out and experience at least a taste of what their city has to offer. Now we’re sharing those ideas with you – so that even if you have only 120 minutes, you can still have a meaningful immersion in the life of a great city. These are the best spots for a quick visit if you have only two hours in London. We promise, you'll be back for your next meeting on time.
Luxury Spa Insights On How Best to Lose Weight
Have life's stresses started to catch up with you, your energy level, your sleep cycle and/or your waistline? Sometimes the most precious luxury is time away for self-care. The days of deprivation diets and punishing push-ups are over - you can be kind to yourself and still get results. What are the latest luxury spa insights on weight loss? Here's what we learned about getting fit and trim like a boss during seven days of self-care: the latest in luxury spa insights on how best to lost weight.
Luxury insider tips on the best first trip to Nantucket
Planning a trip to Nantucket this summer? Insider Itinerary is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier that shines a light on the best places to see, stay, and dine in some of the hottest travel destinations worldwide. Our far-flung correspondents are sharing their inside tips on how to best experience their chosen cities, especially if you’re visiting for the first time. Consider it your local luxury GPS. In this edition, we share luxury insider tips on the best first trip to Nantucket.
Equestrian Is the New Ski in the World Of Sporty Luxury
Luxury track suits? Designer ski pants? Dear reader, those are so 2017. One of our brilliant friends, founder of the obscenely chic luxury brand F.WORDS, has turned us on to the latest and most inspired way to embody both luxurious and sporty style: equestrian chic. An added benefit? On or off a horse, your rear view will receive nearly as much acclaim as Kim Kardashian’s. If you care about such things.
the best of the paris high jewelry shows july 2018
Lifelike flower petal rings, a watch inspired by a chic Parisian apartment, a necklace reminiscent of the traditional adornments of the Kenyan Masai tribe, a tiara with nearly one thousand white diamonds, a bracelet that appears on the hand of the wearer as if it is a golden tattoo, a cuff inspired by the play of light on snow in Northern Europe. The July 2018 haute joaillerie presentations drew their inspiration and romance from literally every corner of the world. You can call it high jewelry, or fine jewelry, or even fine jewellery. We just call it gorgeous.
How to See the Stunning Wildflowers in Crested Butte
It’s wildflower season in the Rockies, and there’s no better place to see them in Colorado than Crested Butte, the state's official Wildflower Capital. This idyllic setting in the Gunnison Valley is lovely year-round, but there’s perhaps no better time to visit than mid-July, when the mountain blooms are at their peak. Intrigued? Here's how to plan your own walk on the wild(flower) side.
the best luxury suitcase to buy right now
With leisure travel season upon us, now is the perfect time to revisit a previous post about the best luxury suitcases. Your luggage creates a strong first impression on your fellow travelers; the people you seem to always randomly run into at the air terminal; the hotel staff; and even the private jet crew.  You wanna travel like a boss? Bring the right gear. Besides, a great suitcase just makes traveling more fun - and what better time for fun travel than now? To ensure that you've got the latest info on strong, smart, and chic luxury luggage, here’s a short rundown on what’s new since our last post.
Top Destinations for Luxury Culinary Travel Right Now
Love fine food and wine? Love to travel the world looking for wonderful luxurious experiences? Then you, dear reader, are a culinary tourist. And you’re not alone. From visiting Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris to scoping out the local food truck scene in Bangkok; from sampling the offerings at the local wineries and craft breweries in the Hamptons to a glorious sojourn in Tuscany, delicious experiences abound.
luxury restaurants embrace a new kind of meat

Forget everything you once knew about hamburgers. And meatballs and sausages, too. There's a whole new kind of meat making its way to gourmet tables around the world - and its not traveling by hoof. Clean meat - also known as lab-grown, cultured, or bio meat - is on a rapid trajectory to join plant-based burgers and other ground meat dishes on the menus of fine dining establishments and home grills everywhere. Meatless meat (or is it fake meat?) is officially a Thing now. Are you in?

Love good music? Why not stay at a lyrical luxury hotel?
If music be the food of love, how should we think about a music-inspired luxury hotel? Surely, they must be romantic, exciting, even intoxicating. No matter the genre -- classical, pop, chamber music, hip-hop, jazz, or rock-and-roll -- across the globe there are unique hotels that will bring you closer to the music, fellow-music lovers, and performers. And perhaps even to the very best version of yourself.
The Best Luxury Fashion and Design Events this July
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar for Fashion and Design highlights notable events in the world of auctions, antiques, art fairs, gallery shows, design shows, fashion and beauty around the globe in July 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. And don't forget to check out our list of the best luxury items to shop for in the month of July.
The best in the world of entertainment this July
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Entertainment Calendar highlights notable new events in theater, film, popular music and television in July 2018. It's a quick read, after which you'll be pop-culturally literate all month! For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. And for a list of fantastic new books being published this month, click here.
The Best New Events in the World of the Arts in July
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar for The Arts highlights noteworthy events around the world in July 2018 in ballet, modern dance, performance art, classical music, opera and jazz –plus notable new art museum exhibits and installations. Looking for a transporting cultural experience? Look no further. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here

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