If there’s a traveler on your holiday gift list who has reduced mobility or faces other physical challenges, Magna-Ready clothing can help relieve some of the stress around getting dressed while away from home. Created by entrepreneur Maura Horton in response to her husband’s experience with Parkinson’s disease, this smart, fashionable line of magnetic apparel clothing features clever adaptive choices such as pull tabs to make putting on pants and shorts easier to do, patented magnetic button closures, flat seams, cleverly placed pockets — and even specialty rises in pants for persons in wheelchairs.
Business- and travel-ready options for men include chino twill pants, rainwear, sweaters, long- and short-sleeve dress shirts, jeans, polos and sleepwear. The women’s YARROW collection offers fashionable dresses, tunic tees, cardigans, skinny jeans and a selection of long- and short- sleeved blouses. Other specialty collections include ULEX by Magna-Ready gym clothing and casual wear, with cool track shorts and pants in seated and standing fits, plus magnetic zipper track jackets, women’s athleisure and hooded wraps.
2. Stylish and Sustainable Carry-On from Vaan & Co.
Sustainable and oh-so-swish, the new retro urban Hardy Duffle from Vaan & Co. is fashioned from upcycled, 100-percent leather, with a design created through the technique of “hand- patching,” ensuring each and every bag is completely unique. Roomy, sturdy and with a gender-neutral design, the Hardy Duffle is available in both tan and black and will look great whether your destination is a remote island resort or a 5-star city hotel.
Vaan & Co. was established in 2015 by a family with more than a quarter century in the fashion industry. Along with the Hardy Duffle, collections include cellphone wallets, crossbody bags and totes. The Men’s Collection offers a bespoke line of Dopp Kits, wallets, crossbody bags, backpacks, money clips and duffels. New this year: the Western Collection made with rawhide, the quirky Nomad Collection of handbags, the Royce Collection of crossbodies and handbags and a wide selection of beautiful herringbone, floral and animal prints.
3. Coffee and Device Roller Bag Holder
Searching for fun travel-themed stocking stuffers? The Luggage Travel Cup Caddy from reimot is perfect for those on the go, taking the spill out of juggling hot coffee and electronic devices. The insulated, two-compartment caddy slips over the handle of your roller bag, freeing up your hands and giving you a place to slip your hot beverage or water bottle, while offering a second space to rest your mobile device or glasses.
The patented design folds flat for storage and the Velcro closure keeps it snugly in place. The design fits any roller bag, with handles measuring 5.9 to 6.6 inches wide, and holds up to two eight- to 24-ounce cups. It comes in a huge range of colors and prints, so you can coordinate your airport look. There’s even a camouflage pattern, in case you don’t want anyone to see what kind of coffee you ordered.
The UNESCO World Heritage neighborhood of Balat rivals İstanbul’s Old City for its historic significance, with an added splash of color. Its cobbled hilly streets boast a full rainbow of houses, cafés, restaurants and churches painted in pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues — parts even surpassing my native San Francisco’s steep, colorful corridors. The most vibrant stretch of homes, dating anywhere from 50 to 200 years old, runs along Kiremit Caddesi.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts certainly has a lot to celebrate, starting with an incredible growth story. Over the past five years, IHG has acquired or launched six new brands: Six Senses® Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Vignette™ Collection, voco™ hotels, avid® hotels and Atwell Suites™. Most recently, IHG reached an important milestone with its 6,000th open hotel. The company looks to further expand its portfolio by 30 percent with 1,800 hotels in the development pipeline, with significant focus on growth in the luxury segment where IHG is positioned as one of the top two hotel chains.
It is amazing to be marking the 19th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards with our December issue. We look forward to hosting a gala evening at The Ritz-Carlton LA Live in Los Angeles on Dec. 6 to present the best the industry has to offer, all selected by you.
At nearly 30,000 square feet, United Airlines’ newest United ClubSM now welcomes Newark Liberty International Airport travelers with its modern design, enhanced amenities, culinary offerings, locally sourced art and furniture and Manhattan skyline views. Seek airport solace at the new location in Terminal C3, near Gate C123.
Palm Springs became a destination of legend when Hollywood’s biggest and brightest during cinema’s “Golden Age” turned the desert community into their glamourous backyard. While restaurants and hotels epitomizing definitive Palm Springs luxury open, adapt and change with the times, it says something that one of its hottest restaurants sets up an outpost back in Los Angeles. And that’s exactly what chef Michael Beckman and restaurateur Joe Mourani did on the southern tip of the always-evolving Fairfax District.
Resort guests have never liked them, and now the White House and President Joe Biden plan to target them: resort fees. Whether it’s adding them on to resort amenities, like WiFi or access to the hotel gym, resort fees exist and frustrate many.
Experience the beauty of Alaska and save 60 percent off cruise fares on your second and fourth guests. Plus, drinks, WiFi and tips are all included.
My husband and I recently traveled to London, England, on vacation, our farthest trip since the pandemic started. We were there for longer than a week and planned to squeeze in as much sightseeing as possible during our stay. Ahead of our trip, we knew we would want to mix in some relaxation, so we booked a couple’s massage at The Lanesborough’s spa halfway into our visit.