Let the Games Begin! Haute Living’s Olympic Coverage

While today marks the official start of the Winter Olympics, we here at Haute Living have been preparing for the games for months. In fact, back in September, our travel correspondent Shandana Durrani got her passport stamped as she jetted from her native New York to Vancouver in order to bring our readers an insider’s perspective about what it is that makes the city haute. If you happened to miss her coverage, you can read the entire article online here.

Some highlights include her coverage of Market by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-La hotel, and of the Four Seasons Whistler. Whistler is home to the skiing and snowboarding events, and happens to be a three-hour drive from Vancouver. Shandana’s priceless advice on the subject: To get on the slopes as quickly as possible, tell your private jet pilot to touch down at nearby Pemberton Airport.

That got us thinking: it’s a busy time of year, with fantastic events happening all across North America, starting with the Grammy’s in L.A. at the end of January, the Super Bowl in Miami last week, Fashion Week in New York happening now, the Winter Olympics kicking off today in Vancouver, and Award Season in full swing in Hollywood through March. These are all can’t-miss events, but we understand that the terrors of commercial travel are enough to make you RSVP your regrets. We don’t want you to do that, so Haute Living Editor Christina Bohnstengel put together “Flying Private to the Party,” which appears in the current editions of Haute Living Miami and Haute Living New York. Christina gives you the skinny on the private airports that service these destinations; You may have already missed kickoff in Miami, but if you follow her advice from here on out, you will be on time to either catch the models on the catwalk, watch the torch be lit, or strut the red carpet, whichever the case may be.