You deserve the very best. And you know what? Treating yourself on a regular basis is the best way to keep your spirits flying high all year. So go ahead, indulge. Here are our picks for the best ways to revel in luxury in every room of the house.
Luxury condos are always trying to stand out from the pack, offering more creative amenities and options. The latest trending high rise amenity? Private pools — for every unit. Each of the 100 condos in Mumbai's Bandra Ohm will have a crescent-shaped balcony pool made of aquarium-grade acrylic.
When I was a teenager, I was mystified by the holiday tipping guides in magazines: do all grownups have a hairdresser/dogwalker/doorman, and fret annually about how much/whether to tip them? Growing up- and 14 years in customer service- has taught me that it doesn't have to be so fraught...
I've been pretty good this year, so I've put together a list of things I'd like Santa to bring me. As you can see, some of them might not fit through the chimney (or under the tree) but I can't help hoping that, with a little faith, some of them will appear on Christmas morning (or someday). A girl can dream.
Here in the land of the Polar Vortex, the hot gift on everyone's list is a remote car starter. Is there anything more luxurious than getting into a pre-warmed car? Here are some luxuries large and small that will get you through the winter:
Maybe it's the slow change to cool, deep-autumn weather that has me thinking of Lars von Trier's film, Melancholia. The beautiful, surreal (or too-real?) film features a wedding taking place at a beautiful home and its grounds:
It's been a few years since "staycation" was the buzzword of the summer, but the idea of "traveling" in your own hometown is still a popular concept for budget-friendly vacations. With luxurious linens and a whole host of conveniences, staying in a hotel is always a major treat, even when it's just a few blocks from your front door. But that hotel feeling? You can get that anytime. Even at home. All you need is a little boutique bedroom overhaul.
Bay area company Shelter Co.* is known for creating a "luxury camping" experience for events like weddings and retreats, bringing their set-up to just about any place you might be able to pitch a tent.
It comes right out of the taps! It's clean and clear and safe to drink! You don't have to carry it! You can even change the temperature dramatically on a whim! To see how a 21st-Century woman with a middle-class American upbringing can possibly be so amazed by indoor plumbing, let's lay out the Running Water Timeline of the past few months...