Memorial Day weekend is fast-approaching, and with it the unofficial start to the summer season. So we decided to take a journey through the world of paintings to find the most influential, beautiful, famous and evocative masterpieces – both historical and contemporary – on the season of summer and the joys of summertime. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of some of the most stunning paintings we could find that will help us all get in the mood for the arrival of the summer season.
In this time of social distancing, when it’s really tough to travel and hard to visit loved ones in person who may be thousands of miles away, there are still ways to give a thoughtful gift that will remind the recipient of home. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list showing how to give the gift of a taste of home to a loved one who is homesick during the COVID-19 pandemic with one of these hometown gifts by mail.
Sometimes the best part of an elegant restaurant meal is the grand finale: the dessert. And not just because of the taste (although of course, there’s that). A brilliant pastry chef is an artist, and the best desserts are a treat for all of our senses. With that in mind, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the best restaurants with the most beautiful and delicious restaurant desserts created by famous pastry chefs in New York City right now. Forks in the air!
Where you can you find a craftsman for a tailor-made pair of custom couture eyeglasses or sunglasses that are precisely designed for your face? Our intrepid correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has tracked down the artisans who specialize in custom eyewear, and she’s sharing her list of the best brands in the world right now for chic bespoke luxury eyeglasses and sunglasses tailored for your eyes only.
Whether you’re planning a journey to celebrate National Poetry Month in April, or just a book worm who also loves traveling the world, you may (as we often do) find yourself in search of a luxury literary boutique hotel with a bibliophile’s sensibilities. Which made us wonder: what are the best luxury hotels in the world for book lovers? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the world’s best luxury literary hotels with a library and a focus on books, reading and story-telling as their sine qua non. Intrigued? Read on.