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. Personally, if schedules and money were no object, and we could do anything we’d like, here are our top picks for the best luxury events and experiences in the world in August 2020. Consider it your luxury calendar of the can’t-miss events in fashion, art, music, sports, travel and culinary arts in this month of August.
Wondering who the most influential African-American interior designers are right now, and how to find an exceptional black design professional for your next project? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has done the research, and now she’s sharing the names and recent work of the top black interior designers to know right now.
In the heat of summer and the height of outdoor tennis season, there are several new (and sensational) luxury tennis apparel collections dropping. Just when we need it most! Yay! What are the top new luxury tennis apparel brands and collections right now? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of our top picks of the best tennis clothing and tennis tote bag brands right now.
Thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a moment when many people are earnestly seeking to learn more about how black people experience life in America. And there are several ways to do that effectively. One is reading a broad selection of memoirs written by eloquent and honest black writers. Empathy and knowledge can help build bridges. And understanding can begin – or be further deepened – by listening to stories. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has gathered a list of 20 exceptional memoirs written by top black authors to read right now to better understand Black Lives Matter and the African-American experience. We’ve all added in some of our favorites. Making time to immerse yourself in one or more of these is an excellent way to support brilliant writers. And to hurry along the change that we all so urgently hope for.
Sending a birthday cake or a gorgeous layer cake for the holidays can be a fantastic luxury gift. Or even just an excellent micro-luxury for you to arrange for your own delight. If you’re all in on this idea, what are the best luxury layer cakes to order by mail? Our ace correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 10 best gourmet mail-order layer cakes to order online right now for birthdays, holidays and parties. Forks in the air!