TURNING OUR BACKS to Old Man Winter leaves us preparing to dance in the rains of April. This time of year is no cliché, and global citizens must sophisticatedly prepare for inclement weather conditions. Integration of technology into your lifestyle can lighten your load, reduce chaos and make your journey more relaxing. This month’s spoils offer a melodic celebration of fashion, style and luxury that intersects with technology.
Grabbing your trench coat is a necessary evil to combat the elements. Do the rain and the world a favor by broadcasting your best interpretation of military-influenced style. This season Reiss makes your selection of this wardrobe essential a bit easier with the Pisa and Almond trench coats. Almond, $500; Pisa, $540.
Brave the whistling winds in the Sandpoint Jacket by Canada Goose. The deep snorkel hood repels the elements while the lightweight yet durable fabrics keep you agile and on the move. $395 and up.
Be the leader of the pack. The women’s Outdry Ex Eco Jacket is the first high-performance, environmentally friendly rain jacket. Waterproof, breathable and fully seam-sealed, it covers all the bases. Increase your globility with the comforts of this gem in your wardrobe arsenal. $199.
The Pasotti parasol will literally have you monkeying around in the rain. Handmade in Italy, the Pasotti collection offers a unique assortment of umbrellas to fit your fancy. Sixty years of bespoke craftsmanship make Pasotti a must-have for your next inclement adventure. Dance in the rain with this gorgeous pinstriped work of art. $239.
LARRY D. THACKER
Drip Galaxy is the title of this work. Celebrate beauty and elements of rain in the confines of your home. A quick jaunt to northern Tennessee reveals the brilliant work of Larry D. Thacker, a native Tennessean who works primarily in paint and assemblage and leans toward abstract. Adorn the walls of your estate with this masterpiece. Art prices vary.
A beast, for sure, the Matador BeastL28 backpack is your perfect daypack. Feather-light at 20 ounces, the Beast boasts a 28-liter capacity (about 1 cubic foot), water-resistant exterior and premium Nifco hardware, all qualities you need to hit the ground running. $89.99.
Don’t let the vibrant colors fool you — this watch is not a game or a toy. Let’s just say you can spoil your wrist during your athleisure. The Casio GST-S110 features the strength and dignity of metal, making it practically indestructible. A new, irregularly shaped solar panel allows more exposure to light regardless of the watch’s hand positions. $130.
RADO WATCH CO.
A trilogy of silicon nitride ceramic, anodized aluminum and hardened titanium work in sync to create the HyperChrome Ultra-Light watch by Rado. Scratches are inevitable on most timepieces. Rest assured your wrist will be evergreen and flawless due to the scratch-resistant ceramic. $2,850.
Supercharge your computing experience with the Xplore XSLATE R12 tablet PC. The two-in-one device gives you all the high-performance capabilities and complete computing functions in a single platform. Xplore tablets are MILSTD- 810G-tested for resistance against a variety of extreme environmental elements, so you can trust this family of mobile rugged tablets to preserve the integrity of your personal files. Finally, a breed that can handle your vigorous movement and demands. $2,695 and up.
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United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Alaska Airlines recently debuted its new Pixar-inspired, special-edition aircraft livery. On both sides of the Pixar-themed Boeing 737-800 aircraft, travelers spot recognizable faces from the Toy Story franchise, including Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie. Rex the Tyrannosaurus appears on the boarding door and the little green aliens show up on the aircraft’s winglets.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.