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What’s The Best of the Luxury 2020 Resort Collections?
It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year: the luxury designer Resort/Cruise Collections for 2020 are now available. There have been sneak peeks for the past two weeks, and now the resort collections are open for business. Time to go shopping! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has the rundown on the top trends and best looks you need to know about in the luxury designer 2020 resort collections.
The Top New Wellness Trends You Need to Know for 2020
As the start of a new year approaches, we - like so many - resolve to be more fit, to eat healthier food, and to achieve serenity. Sure, we're likely to fall short. But hope springs eternal - and small steps forward are still helpful to our long-term well-being. Wondering how to increase wellness and well-being in the new year? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy (kick-boxing instructor extraordinaire) has researched the top new wellness trends you need to know for 2020.
Celebrating Good Deeds: The November Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those spreading light in the world. We’re celebrating good deeds and those who choose to shine in November 2019 And since this month is all about being thankful and sharing a meal with family, friends, and perhaps even strangers, it's the perfect time to shine a light on a group helping to bring a lot of people to the table who would otherwise go hungry. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen shares the inspiring story of Chef Jose Andres and World Central Kitchen.
The Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide: The World’s Most Expensive
What do you give a billionaire as a gift? Whether you actually have this as a legitimate question that needs an answer, or you're just day-dreaming about life as a boss, we have answers. Our research in the world of luxury often turns up funny, frivolous, cringe-worthy and clever items that are almost beyond belief. If that's your thing, here's our ultimate gift guide for the 1% with the most expensive, extravagant, crazy-rich luxury gifts ever. 
What are the Best Mommy and Me Designer Fashion Brands?
Whether its for the family photo, a big vacation, a holiday or birthday gift or just because, lots of people really love dressing as Mommy and Me with their little ones. Can it be done with style, though? Our correspondent (and mother of three) Julie Chang Murphy has the answers to this pressing question: what are the best chic luxury Mommy and Me (or Daddy and Me) designer fashion brands right now?
The Cool New Luxury Wearables are in the Fragrance Aisle
You've heard of luxury fitness wearables to track your movement, heart rate and the like. But how about wearable perfume, "visual fragrance," the scented tattoo and fragrance jewelry? Turns out the cool new luxury wearables are in the fragrance aisle. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has followed the scent, and here are the best luxury brands in wearable fragrance.
The Favorite Sneaker of the Rich and Powerful Right Now
A true status signifier is often extremely subtle. A baseball cap from an exclusive club. A toiletry kit from first class on Emirates or Cathay Pacific. Or a humble sneaker that just happens to turn up on the feet of tech moguls from coast to coast. If you haven't heard of the footwear brand On, then you might want to read up on it - because it's the favorite sneaker of the rich and powerful right now.
The Best Sparkling High Jewelry Gifts this Season
The haute joaillerie shows in Paris are held twice a year in Paris, just after the haute couture shows. A perfect gown requires a perfect necklace, no? Now, just in time for holiday gifting season, these stunning pieces are available in-store (but definitely NOT online). Which ones would make the best gift for someone who loves fine jewelry? Our intrepid correspondent Jillian Tangen volunteered to personally investigate this pressing issue. Now she's sharing the best luxury sparkling high jewelry gifts this season.
The Chic Luxury Gift Guide for Those who Love Snow
Looking for the perfect luxury gift for someone who loves winter, snow, fresh mountain air and the winter holidays? We've compiled a chic luxury gift guide with the best presents for those who love snow. Here are ideas and inspiration for winter aficionados of every stripe: the outdoor active types, and the ones who love sitting by the fire. Team Snow, this one is for you - a winter wonderland of luxury gifts. Let it snow!
The Best High Fashion Luxury Smiley Faces Right Now
You're surely already aware that it seems to be the 1970's all over again in many ways - some of which we love, and others of which we cannot wait to see disappear again. One of the most prominent '70's designer fashion trends right now is the smiley face. It's cropping up everywhere. So if you love it, here are some the best high-fashion luxury smiley faces right now.
The Best Winter Festivals of Snow and Ice in the World
If you're a member of Team Snow, and planning to embrace all that winter has to offer, you may be wondering where to find like-minded people. What are the best winter festivals of snow and ice in the world? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy put on her favorite puffer jacket and investigated. Here's how to find the best winter wonderlands this year.
Love the Luxury Experience of Nordstroms New York
Going retail shopping in New York City anytime soon? There are so many new luxury retail stores in town right now that an edit is in order. In our series "J+J Shop," our intrepid correspondents Julie Chang Murphy and Jillian Tangen are doing the legwork so that you don't have to. Recently, they took a trip to the new Nordstrom's women's store in Midtown. Here's their report; the headline is that there's lots to love about the luxury experience of Nordstrom's women's New York.
Feeling The Weight of Richard Serra’s Equal at the MoMA
There's a lot to see at the new Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. We're sharing what we saw on our first visit after the museum reopened in fall 2019 after a major expansion, one exhibit at a time. After seeing Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl's Window and David Tudor's Rainforest V (variation 1), we popped in to spend a few minutes with Richard Serra's monumental sculpture Equal (2015) at the new MoMA New York.
Luxury Fashion Brands Get in the Game with VR and Video
The hottest new luxury collaboration? It's not between a global luxury fashion brand and an artist. It's a partnership between a global luxury fashion brand and a game developer. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen explores how and why traditional global luxury fashion brands are aggressively getting into virtual reality (VR) and video gaming.
The most famous and beautiful works of art with clocks
Certain occasions, like New Year's Eve and birthdays, make us focus more than we usually would on the idea of clocks and the nature of time. Which got us to thinking: what are the most famous clocks in the world of the visual arts? Where are the most important artist's portrayals of clocks? What about famous art clocks? We did a bit of research and here are 14 of the most famous and beautiful works of art featuring clocks and timepieces in the world.

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