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THOUGHTS ON THE WORLD OF LUXURY AT LARGE

What Color Palette Best Captures the Wintry Spirit of January?

Months tend to evoke certain colors and moods, at least in the parts of the world with four distinct seasons. Some are obvious, and some perhaps more subtle, or at least open to debate. We like letting the color palette of the month help us decide what to wear – and sometimes even how to refresh our home décor. It can even guide us to the perfect tabletop look for a dinner party. So, what color palette and aesthetic best capture the wintry spirit of January? Well, dear reader, there are at least three ways to frame that question.

creative ways people are already weighing in on the subject of on how to say goodbye (and perhaps good riddance) to 2021 and welcome the new year 2022 on social media this New Year's Eve (NYE).

10 Creative Ways to Greet the New Year 2022 on Social Media

New Year’s Eve is fast-approaching – are you ready? From where to go, to what to watch, to what to wear we’ve covered a number of pressing matters related to the big night. Now, though, comes one more possibly perplexing question: what’s the best way to mark the end of one year and the start of the next one on social media? Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has a roundup of creative ways people are already weighing in on the subject of on how to say goodbye (and perhaps good riddance) to 2021 and welcome the new year 2022 on social media this New Year’s Eve (NYE).

what to expect in the new year in life and love with her yearly horoscopes and predictions for every Zodiac sign in 2022

Life and Love Forecast for Every Zodiac Sign in Yearly Horoscopes 2022

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 2022? Will it be a better year than 2021? What are the prospects in 2022 for each sign of the zodiac? If these questions are on your mind as the new year approaches, we’ve got answers. Expert astrologer Remy Ramirez previews what to expect in the new year in life and love with her yearly horoscopes and predictions for every Zodiac sign in 2022.

The sighting of a hidden robin's nest on a New York City terrace proves to be for a mom and her kids the ultimate spring luxury experience

Robin’s Nest Sighting Proves This Year to be the Ultimate Spring Luxury

It has been said that “one swallow does not make spring, nor does one fine day.” But when you live in an apartment in New York City, the arrival of even a single emissary from the natural world can be cause for jubilation. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen is sharing her first-hand experience this spring, along with her three daughters, of observing a family of baby robins hatching on her city terrace. With adorable photos to illustrate what she saw! Just in time for the beginning of Spring, it’s a reminder that sometimes the most precious luxury experiences are free. Here’s our account of the surprise luxury experience of sighting a robin’s nest in New York City this spring.

COVID-19 quarantine practices and silver linings that made our lives better that we hope to continue.

10 COVID-19 Practices That Actually Made Our Lives Better

As more Americans are fully vaccinated and long-term quarantine and lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic finally ease, what have we learned? Were any of the changes we were forced to make during the COVID-19 Great Lockdown(s) actually good? Are there silver linings from this terrible time that we can hope to maintain as we re-emerge from our cocoons? Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum reflects on 10 COVID-19 practices that actually made our lives better and that we hope to continue as we collectively define what life in the New Normal will be.