Hit the Slopes in Style

Whether you’re a serious skier, or prefer to just enjoy a hot chocolate and see and be seen on some of the hautest slopes in the world, there’s no sense in dressing like a schlub when you’re surrounded by so much natural beauty. Gone are the recent—and tragic---days of the giant, skiing onesies, sensible concoctions which unfairly add 50 pounds to your svelte and athletic body, and only seem to come in tacky, garish colors. (Why is this? So other skiers/snowboarders know you’re out there, and can see you in time to swerve? Either way, there’s no excuse to go rolling down the slope looking like a neon Pillsbury doughboy.) Read More


Hainan Rendez-Vous Marks the Resurgence of Luxury

It’s the return of the luxury lifestyle, in full force. Starting tomorrow (April 2 to 4), China will host 2010 Hainan Rendez-Vous, its first luxury lifestyle event in Sanya that will feature one of the largest private jet shows, luxury yacht displays, exclusive presentations of the most luxurious real estate properties, and a lifestyle collection, which is sure to wow any observer. Read More

Top Five orGLAMic Jewelry Companies

In honor of my birthday (and the fact that turned two this month) I want to bring you some of the best jewelry companies – because when in doubt, jewelry always does the trick! Ranging from luxury items to everyday wear, all of these jewelry pieces are eco-conscious, which makes their sparkle even more alluring. Read More


The Kaiser’s Entrée Into Bocce

Leave it to Chanel to design a double-C emblazoned bocce set. The sport, most played by the Euro set, has ancestry in the Roman Empire but can thank the Italianos for developing it into its present form. The luxury fashion house has always had a knack for producing lust-worthy sporting goods—there’s already an inflatable raft, hand-assembled bicycle, three-wheel scooter, fishing rod and reel, and more in the mix—so it's no surprise Mr. Lagerfeld found inspiration in this leisurely activity. Read More


Out of the Humidor: 7-20-4

In 1874 Roger Sullivan (R.G. Sullivan) began a small cigar showroom and manufacturing facility in Manchester, NH, at 724 Elm St. At the time, he was manufacturing what was then referred to as "clear Havana" cigars (indicating the filler tobacco was Cuban) under the brand name "Little Star Dust." Read More

Electronic Cigarettes Are Full Of Haute Air

Today, tobacco is responsible for one in five deaths in the U.S. In my household, smoking will always be frowned upon and never even an option because health is everything. With technology making anything possible, there is now a product that claims to be a “healthy version of smoking”. It sounded too good to be true, so I investigated, and in my opinion, it is. Read More


The 2010 CFDA Awards Nominees

With the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards just around the corner, we’ve heard some pretty unsettling rumors. But rather than pointing fingers, lets take a look at the positive buzz surrounding this year’s nominees. Conceived of to recognize outstanding talent and contribution to American fashion by all levels of industry professionals, this year’s awards are being held on June 7 at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center—the new home of New York Fashion Week starting in September 2010. Nominees were announced on March 7 at CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg’s Meatpacking District Studio, and are listed below. Read More


Most Expensive Golf Car

The golfing world has just become more luxurious. Sure a state of the art luxe golf car is nothing new. In fact, there are plenty of places that can customize your golf car to your taste, but the newest sensation in golfing transportation is about to debut and it is turning out to be an expensive and chic ride. The Garia Edition Soleil de Minuit was designed exclusively for the Top Marques Monaco 2010, the world’s greatest luxury show. The big reveal is scheduled for April 2010 in Monaco. Read More


The Suite Life: The View is Better from the Top

Ride in the same elevator as the ordinary folk? Not you. Welcome to the United Center’s 200-level Lexus Club, the most exclusive floor of the stadium club. With the Bulls and the Blackhawks both closing in on Playoff hopes, it’s time to get your ticket to the big game. Read More