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best luxury hotels in the world: the montage deer valley
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 our top picks for best luxury hotels in the world: our review of the Montage Deer ValleyIt's also on our list of best ski resort hotels, especially for a visit during the holidays.
How to Talk About Sports This Week: April 28, 2019
This Week in Sports Talk (TWIST) is our weekly recap to help you learn how to talk about sports right now. If you’re just starting to learn about sports, or want a quick summary of the headlines, or even if you just want to fake a modicum of sports knowledge at work or at the bar, read on. Here’s what you need to know to talk with a sports fan the week of April 28, 2019.
Top 10 Picks in the World of Luxury May 2019
Our Luxury Calendar provides a comprehensive overview of the top events unfolding around the world every month. Some are micro-luxuries (like a really good book) and others are on a grand, epic scale. As we polish off our research we always dream a little dream about the entries that most intrigue or excite us – the ones we most passionately want to be a part of. If schedules and money were no object, and we could do anything we like, here are our top picks in the world of luxury experiences and events in May 2019.
What are the Best Luxury Boot Camps in the World?
Sometimes we get a bit off track with our diet and workout routines. Sometimes we get waaaayy off track. For those moments when a big event, vacation or pool party loom large on our calendars and our weight does, too, intensive intervention is required. Yep, we're talking Boot Camp. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy, who is a badass kick-boxing instructor in her free time, has the cure. She's rounded up the best luxury weight loss-focused boot camps in the world right now. Here's where to go when you're ready for the ultimate weight loss and fitness experience. Its how to lose weight fast when money is no object.
The Most Important Film Festivals in the World
Previously, we've rounded up the best music, jazz, dance and classical music festivals in the world. Now it's time for the cineastes among us. What are the most important film festivals in the world? Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has compiled our list of the top 10 best film festivals in the world: Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, Toronto and more.
Where are the Most Beautiful Gardens in North America?
New research indicates that spending time in a garden is excellent for our health. To help you find the nearest lovely spot, we embarked on a round-the-world tour. The result is our five-part series on the most beautiful gardens in the world. We're sharing our top picks of the best gardens in Central and South America; Europe; Asia; the Middle East and Africa. These are our top picks for the most beautiful gardens in North America - the best gardens in the United States and Canada.
The Best Chic Rain Gear for Spring Showers This Year
We love April, don't get us wrong. But we're not wild about the rain showers that usually come along with it. Is it possible to stay both chic and dry? Actually, it is, dear reader. Whether its stylish raincoats, umbrellas, rain boots or rain hats, there's a wide array of fashionable rain gear out there right now. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up the best chic rain gear for spring showers this year.
The Most Elite Summer Equestrian Events in the World 
As summer kicks into full swing, so does the world of equestrian sports. July, August and early September are home to some of the best events in horse sport and horse racing. And also to some of the best fashion and people-watching you'll find in the summer months. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up the most elite summer equestrian events in the world for 2019.
What are the Best New Books Coming in May 2019?
New month, new books! Book Light is our curated list of the titles we’re most excited about that are being published in the coming month. We’ve also got a few thoughts on the perfect books to read in the month of May. Our intrepid team has been exploring the most-anticipated new books for May 2019 and here’s what we found. These are the new releases, and our picks for the best new books coming in May 2019.
How to Talk about Sports This Week: April 21, 2019
This Week in Sports Talk (TWIST) is our weekly recap to help you learn how to talk about sports right now. If you’re just starting to learn about sports, or need a quick summary, or even if you just want to fake a modicum of sports knowledge at work or at the bar with some semblance of credibility, read on. Here’s what you need to know to talk with a sports fan the week of April 21, 2019.
How to Shop for Chic Clothes for Work Like a Boss
Succeeding at work requires many things: hard work, smarts, resilience, and mentoring. A little luck is always helpful. And so is the right wardrobe. But who has time to shop? And even if you have the time, do you have the skills of a stylist? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy breaks down all the options for getting professional assistance in building and curating your work wardrobe. From personal shoppers, to clothing box styling services like Stitch Fix, to renting clothes for work, she's covered the bases. Here's how to shop for chic work clothes like a boss.
Luxury Insider Tips on the Best First Trip to Ljubljana
Insider Itinerary is an occasional series 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 destinations, especially if you’re visiting for the first time. Consider it your local luxury GPS. You’re welcome! In this edition, our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy shares her luxury insider tips on the best first trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The Best Places for Coffee in New York City Right Now
The already highly-caffeinated denizens of New York City have lately entered a Golden Age of Coffee. New roasters and artisanal brands have taken over the city (some of the best coffee in Manhattan is at the new Hudson Yards). Some coffee purveyors have erected enormous temples to a cup of Joe (yep, we’re looking at you, Starbucks). Others feel almost like science labs. Which ones are worth the trip? Our intrepid correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has rounded up the best places for a cup of coffee in New York City right now.
The Best Tattoo Artists and Parlors in the World
Tattoos are a core part of the modern luxury milieu, and the best tattoo artists are significant influencers and partners in luxury fashion and culture. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has rounded up the 10 best tattoo artists and parlors in the US, plus some top international tattoo artists and studios. And for those who aren't ready for a full commitment, she's also listed the top temporary tattoo brands that you should know about.
How to Talk about Sports This Week: April 14, 2019
This Week in Sports Talk (TWIST) is our weekly recap to help you learn how to talk about sports right now. If you’re just starting to learn about sports, or need a quick summary, or even if you just want to fake some sports knowledge at work or at the bar with some semblance of credibility, read on. Here’s what you need to know to talk with a sports fan the week of April 14, 2019.
The Best Makers of Couture Millinery in the World
It’s hat season! No, not wool fedoras and ski hats and beanies. The season for ornate, whimsical, structured, romantic millinery - for spectacular special occasion and race day hats. A hat for Easter, and spring and summer weddings. Something brilliant for the Kentucky Derby, Ascot, and the Central Park Conservancy Hat Lunch in New York. Plus garden parties, graduations, outdoor concerts and more. But where to find a chic chapeau that will signal confidence and creativity - not kookiness? We’ve rounded up the best makers of couture millinery in the world. Here's where to find the perfect special occasion hat for you.
The Best Luxury Gifts for Mother’s Day this Year
Ok, kids, it's time. Yes, time to start shopping and planning for Mother's Day this year. But what to give Mom, your Grandmom, your Mother-in-law, your Godmother, or that special person who has been like a mother to you? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has come up with a variety of gift ideas and options for Mother's Day - from micro-luxuries to grand gestures, we've got the ultimate gift guide for Mom. These are the best luxury gifts for Mother's Day this year.
Best Places for an Epic Guys Weekend This Year
One of the greatest joys in life is just hanging out with your friends. And sometimes a guys' weekend away is just what the doctor ordered. We've shared the best places for a luxurious Girl's Trip. Now it's your turn, dudes. But where to go on a weekend trip with your oldest and closest male friends? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up the best places for an epic guys' weekend this year.
The Best Places in the World to see a Sunrise
Sunsets get a lot of attention - on social media, in film, and in our memories and stories about our vacations. But what about the sunrise? It takes a lot more work and discipline to catch a sunrise. Making it far more of a luxury experience - you're far more likely to have the place all to yourself, and you'll have the pride of knowing that you made some sacrifices in order to chase a transforming experience. So where are the best places in the world to see a sunrise? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has rounded up the top destinations for the best sunrises on earth.
The Sweet Summer Joy of the Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard
There are a handful of ways to get to the island of Martha’s Vineyard for vacation: private jet, private boat, commercial airline, commercial ferry or public ferry. Of these, in our humble opinion, the best mode of transportation by far is the Steamship Authority’s ferry service.  Here's a photo journal of the iconic summer joy of the ferry to Martha's Vineyard.

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