Newport, Rhode Island is one of our favorite vacation escapes, especially in the summer. And one of many joys of this seaside resort town is the numerous historic and beautiful Gilded Age mansions that are open to the public for visits (at least they were until COVID-19 struck). If you’d like to experience what the attraction is, read on. And take a virtual tour with 25 of our photos of the luxurious and historic Breakers mansion in Newport, including the interior of the house and its surrounding gardens.
Are you seriously considering – or actually planning – on building a valuable personal classic car collection? That’s a luxury dream shared by many, and if you’re ready to get serious, we’ve got some information that we think will be helpful. Our correspondent Tomas White has done the research, and he’s sharing the top 10 secrets of how to build a truly valuable classic car collection, including what to buy, maintenance, storage and more.
On a recent cruise to Alaska, we made a brief stop in the lovely and charming provincial capital of Victoria. Join us for the luxury of a magical evening visit at the Butchart Gardens in Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Here are some of our photos of a full moon summer night visit to the famous Butchart Gardens, including the stunning Sunken Garden.
We’ve been thinking for quite some time about the nature of luxury and its close partner, exclusivity. A traditional hallmark of luxury is, of course, the velvet rope that declares that some are members of the club and some are not. So what are we to make of one of the newest and hottest members-only clubs on social media? We nosed around a bit, and here are some surprising facts to admire about the hot social app Clubhouse, including background on the founders, how to join, who is a member, and what it’s like. Is it the new LinkedIn, only more fun? The new Davos, without all the snow and ice? Time will tell, dear reader.
What is “Gorpcore,” and who is it for? The hot fashion trends for 2021 are becoming more clear, and most are the direct result of life during lockdown for COVID-19. From “ath-flow” to “gorpcore,” there’s a whole new way to dress for work and play right now. One of them is the confluence of camping and street style. Looks that go from the office to the Great Outdoors. Our correspondent Funto Omojola has done the research. And she’s sharing what you need to know about the “gorpcore” luxury fashion trend (also known as hikingcore and “camping chic”); top brands and expert stylist tips on how to wear gorpcore.