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Insider tips on The Best First Luxury winter ski Trip to Deer Valley Utah

Insider Itinerary: The Best First Trip to Deer Valley Utah

What’s so magical about Deer Valley, Utah? The readers of Conde Nast Traveler just named it the best ski resort in North America for 2020. But is the hype actually true? In a word: Yep. It’s hella good skiing and also wonderful for apres-ski. In this edition of Insider Itinerary, our correspondent Jillian Tangen shares her luxury insider tips on the best first family ski trip to Deer Valley, Utah, including where to stay, eat, ski and what to do with kids while you’re there.

Astonishing Fall Adventures at the New York Botanical Garden. © Dandelion Chandelier.

Astonishing Fall Adventures at the New York Botanical Garden

Even in 2020, it’s still possible to experience the amazing beauty of the autumn season in New York, dear reader. This week we went in search of a forest ablaze with fall foliage, pumpkins and gourds and a bit of pre-Halloween spooky fun. And we found it all in the Bronx! Here’s our report on the astonishing fall adventures to be had right now at the New York Botanical Garden, including fall foliage and a display of pumpkins and kiku chrysanthemums. From now until mid-November, it’s the perfect place to revel in autumn joy.

new luxury tech gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony, the XBox Series X and the PlayStation 5

Do the New Xbox and PlayStation Redefine Luxury Tech?

Even casual observers of the gaming sector need to know: in just a couple of weeks, it’s gonna be game on. Our correspondent Jeanette Settembre has the download on everything you need to know about the new gaming consoles – Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S – which are sure to be among the best 2020 luxury tech holiday gifts. ‘Cause if anyone on your holiday gift list is a gamer, you need to know about the latest updates on the most popular gaming consoles – and you need to pre-order one now.

See the Stunning New Textile Art Exhibit at the MoMA. Photo Credit: Dandelion Chandelier.

See the Stunning New Textile Art Exhibit at the MoMA

New York City is coming back to life this fall after a brutal spell of loss and lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The surest sign that there is reason for hope? Our favorite museums are open again! We recently visited the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and discovered a marvelous new textile art exhibit called Taking a Thread for a Walk. We love art museum exhibits devoted to textiles and weaving, and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s a fascinating look at gender, race and class in the arts – and an uplifting vision of how a simple thread could connect all of humanity.

how to avoid weight gain and stay healthy during the holidays this year

The Best Tips on How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are coming, and you know what that means. Even in this era of social distancing and face masks, there can still be opportunities for lots of holiday fun. And lots of temptation in the realm of food and drink. If you’re looking for some expert advice on how to balance it all, read on. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen went right to the source, and she’s sharing the best expert tips from her personal trainer on how to avoid unwanted weight gain and resist temptation while enjoying yourself so that you and yours can stay healthy during the holidays this year.