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Couture Fruit from Japan Becomes a More Popular Luxury Gift
Lots of people say that they prefer luxurious experiences to a more traditional luxury purchase, like designer fashion. So, where does eating $50 strawberries fit into that mix? There's a long tradition of giving highly cultivated and shockingly expensive fruit as a luxury gift in Japan. Now, thanks to a company called Oishii Berry, the pricey haute couture produce trend has arrived in America from Japan, with the launch of the "Tesla of strawberries." They run just over $6 each. How much would you pay for a strawberry, dear reader, if it was really, really good? We're thinking that this is a dazzling romantic gift idea. 'Cause nothing says "I love you" like expensive produce.
Go Bright Day or Night in the Top Luxury Fashion of Spring Summer 2022
The reports are in and it's official: the future of fashion is bright. Neon bright. At least for the next 6 months or so. One of the top trends in luxury fashion for spring summer 2022 is an explosion of bright, happy neon colors for day or night. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy shares a rainbow of neon bright luxury designer fashion looks - including activewear, apparel, accessories, and shoes - perfect to stay on trend this spring summer 2022.
5 Surprising Blooms for a Romantic Gift this Valentine’s Day
A gift of flowers is de rigueur for Valentine's Day. And a red rose is traditionally the go-to bloom. Why give red roses on Valentine's Day? Well, no sweetheart would be disappointed with a dozen long-stemmed red roses. It's a very safe (read, dull) choice. But what if you want to do something new? Something bold, different, creative and more personal? We asked our expert ace floral artist Miko Akasaka for help. And she's given us some fresh fun new ways to give flowers for Valentine's Day this year. There are, in fact, beautiful and romantic alternatives to roses! Here are 5 unexpected types of flowers - and fresh ways to give roses - that would make a brilliant and surprising Valentines Day gift in 2022.
10 Maternity Wards Best in the World for Giving Birth in Luxury
A friend of ours is expecting her first baby. And in the flurry of preparations for the Big Event, we began to wonder: what are the best and most luxurious maternity wards in the world? If money is no object, how can you welcome your little princess or prince into the family? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up the 10 best and fanciest luxury maternity wards in the world, used for giving birth by celebrities, royalty and the global elite.
10 Baby Stroller Picks for the Best Luxury Rides for Little Ones in 2022
One of the simple and wonderful joys of new parenthood is a stroll outside with your new bundle of joy. And if you're lucky, you can introduce your Baby Sweet to the world in a sturdy and stylish stroller. So, what is the best luxury baby stroller to buy for your child (or godchild, niece or nephew) to perambulate in comfort and style? Our ace correspondent (and mother of three) Jillian Tangen is sharing her list of the 10 best (and most expensive) luxury designer baby stroller brands and models to ensure that the little ones in your life experience a true luxury ride in 2022.
20 Valentine’s Gift Shop Finds Perfect for Him in 2022
Valentine's Day is drawing near and you know what that means. Gift shopping time! But no worries - our correspondent Jillian Tangen has you covered. Here's our luxury gift guide full of ideas on what to shop for the best romantic and most wanted Valentine's gifts for him. They're what to gift your boyfriend, best friend, father, husband, brother or any other special man in your life on Valentine's Day 2022.
Romance and Love Horoscope for 2022 for Every Zodiac Sign
There's nothing wrong with looking to the stars for hope and insight - especially at a time like this! So, what does astrology have to say about romance and love predictions for 2022 as Valentine's Day approaches? Expert astrologer Remy Ramirez previews what to expect in the new year with her romance and love horoscopes for 2022 for every sign of the zodiac.
Weekly Top 10 Sports News Headlines and Major Events: Jan 16, 2022
This Week in Sports Talk (TWIST) is our weekly report on the big sports news headlines and major events, plus a preview of what's up next. For January 16, 2022, here are the weekly top 10 sports headlines to know: the big stories and major events in sports news this week, including football, basketball, tennis and hockey.
20 Valentine’s Day Gift Shop Finds Perfect for Her in 2022
Valentine's Day is drawing near and you know what that means. Gift shopping time! But no worries - our correspondent Jillian Tangen has you covered. Here's our luxury gift guide to shop for the best romantic and most wanted Valentine's gifts for her. They're what to gift your girlfriend, best friend, mother, wife, sister or any other special woman in your life on Valentine's Day 2022.
10 Luxury Accessories and Top Brands to Buy When Enjoying Caviar
We all know that caviar is a quintessential luxury item, prized for generations by aristocrats and celebrities the world over. And in the deep winter of our pandemic discontent, we feel it is moving from luxury to necessity. You feel us, right? Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the best brands of caviar and the luxury accessories you need to fully enjoy them, including spoons and serving dishes. And don't forget the champagne!
What are the Best Products and Tips to Plan a Staycation 2022?
Here's hoping that the third time's a charm when it comes to coronavirus variants. It's looking like another potential stretch of staying close to home and staying safe this winter - and you know what that means for long weekends and school breaks. Staycation! So, what are the best luxury products to buy, clever ideas and secret tips for planning the perfect staycation in 2022? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has suggestions on how to plan and execute the perfect luxury staycation at home in 2022. 
10 Cultural Events You Need to Catch for the Best NYC Winter 2022
Need ideas on what to do in New York City during Winter 2022? If you love music, dance and theater, you're in luck. And its not too soon to start planning. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the 10 best cultural events you really owe it to yourself to catch in NYC in Winter 2022, including music, dance, theater, art, live performances and more.
10 New Romance Novels Right on Time for Valentine’s Day 2022
We love a great love story, and there's no better time for one than the dead of winter. Hot romance and cold weather are a timeless pairing, even if its only on our screens or between the covers of a book. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 10 of the best new romance novels from our favorite authors to buy and read, arriving right on time for Valentine's Day 2022.
10 Best Places in the World to Spend a Romantic Valentine’s Day
Valentine's Day is approaching. Have you made your plans yet? If not, you might want to think about luxury travel destinations for Valentine's Day this year. If you're planning on limiting yourself to romantic spots in the continental US, check out our list here. But if you're fully vaxxed, undaunted and can get into the country of your choice, then you can spread your wings. Here are our top 10 picks for the best luxury travel destinations and beautiful places in the world to spend a romantic Valentine's Day trip.
11 Most Romantic Charming Places to Visit Now in New York City
As New York City comes back to life after the long hard months of the coronavirus pandemic, we think it's the perfect moment to think about romance. Remember that? When we could leave our homes and meet someone at a restaurant, or take a long walk along the Hudson, or ply the waters of the pond near the Boathouse in Central Park? Some things have changed in Gotham, but the enduring romance of the city is alive and well (if you know where to look). Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 11 most romantic and charming places for couples on a date to visit in New York City right now. Of course, if you're with the right person, the supermarket can be really romantic. So choose your companion wisely, dear reader.
12 Luxury Hotels and Resorts Best for Valentine’s Weekend 2022
Where can you go if you're looking for a luxurious romantic weekend getaway with that special someone? One that's in the continental United States, so that you don't get caught up in the travel crazy that's currently involved with an international trip (trust us, you don't want to do that right now). Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 12 of the best luxury hotels and resorts for the perfect romantic Valentine's Day weekend getaway trip in 2022.
21 Memoirs and Books Essential to Read Now by Top Black Authors
We remain in a moment when many people are earnestly seeking to learn more about how Black people experience life in America. Also a moment when many of us who are Black are looking for inspiration and reminders of our rich heritage and the courage of our ancestors. There are many ways to do that, of course. One is reading memoirs written by 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 21 exceptional memoirs and non-fiction books written by top black authors to read right now to better understand the lived experiences of African Americans. 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.
16 New Advice and Self-Help Books Best for Every 2022 Goal
To help you keep your new year's resolutions, maybe some expert input would be useful. But what to read that will actually make a difference in making progress toward our 2022 goals? We've curated a list of 16 of the best new advice, motivation and self-help books to help achieve 2022 goals and resolutions, including in personal finance, career, relationships, fitness and healthy eating. These are all new releases from 2021, so the advice is hot off the press. Now, let's do this!
7 Trends and Expert Tips to Stay Smart about Fitness in 2022
What are the top fitness trends for 2022? Many of us (almost all of us) have a New Year’s resolution that involves health, fitness, exercise, and getting or staying in shape. Our correspondent (and kick-boxing instructor) Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the top 7 trends and expert tips in the world of personal fitness and exercise for 2022, including new wearable tech, outdoor training, home gyms and more. No excuses this year, dear reader — there’s something out there for all of us.
Detox Food Programs in 2022 Best to Cleanse Body and Mind
The beginning of a new year or a new stage in your life is often a really good time to hit the "reset" button. Especially when it comes to what we eat. But what are the best ways to cleanse our bodies, and what are the best programs to help us detox and reset our bodies and minds? Our correspondent Natasha Marsh has interviewed nutritionists and dieticians about the best new tactics to try right now, including smoothie cleanses, the plant-based diet detox, intermittent fasting and more.
12 Best Snowboarding Luxury Resorts Right Now in the World
Lots of people ask about the best places for a ski vacation in America or in Europe, and we've shared our insider's guides on both of those pressing matters. But what are the best places for a luxury snowboarding vacation? You know, places with great terrain parks, monster half-pipes, a chill vibe and respect (not resentment) for the sport. Our intrepid correspondent and long-time snowboarder Lindsey Graham shares her research on the 12 best places in the world to find luxury snowboarding resorts. Ready to ride?
10 Healthy Eating and New Food Trends You Need to Know in 2022
New year, new food and nutrition trends. Health, fitness, wellness and sometimes weight loss are top of mind for many of us right now. So we went in search of what’s trending in healthy eating and wellness for 2022. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of words and phrases you need to know to eat healthy (or at least on-trend) this year. Here are the top 10 healthy eating and new food, nutrition and diet trends you need to know in 2022.

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