“Smart” jewelry is one of the Next Big Things in consumer technology, while sun protection is everyone’s concern. Why not bring the two together? Netatmo does just that with JUNE, the first bracelet that measures your sun exposure and provides sun protection advice. JUNE tracks UV intensity in real time and the total sun absorbed by your skin throughout the day, while its iPhone app calculates the suggested maximum daily exposure and notifies you when to slather on the sun block, which SPF to use and when to take cover. Created by French jewelry designer Camille Toupet to resemble a diamond with glimmering facets, JUNE comes in gold, platinum or gunmetal. $99.
Bang & Olufsen Form 2i Headphones
Audiophile extraordinaire Bang & Olufsen updated and relaunched its iconic Form 2 headphones — part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art — with new features including a microphone, a three-button remote and improved comfort, as well as a new name: Form 2i. Weighing barely more than 3 ounces, they’re ultra-light and stylish on-ear headphones with an impressive and honest stereo sound. And they still boast the spot-on sound profile upon which B&O has built its venerable brand: a combination of a good bass, a focused middle range and precise high-frequency tones. Available in six splashy colors. $129.
Armorz Stealth Extreme R Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Does the thought of dropping your beloved iPad and breaking the screen strike fear in your heart? The Extreme R, the world’s first Corning Gorilla glass tempered screen protector — newly introduced for the Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina — boasts unbeatable, shatterproof protection. Its specially designed, processed glass absorbs shock and safeguards your device from heavy-duty scratches and abrasions. Tapered edges enhance your iPad’s sleek profile while still reinforcing critical points of impact and bolstering durability. Also available for a range of phones and mobile devices. $89.95 (iPad Air); $69.95 (iPad Mini Retina).
You charge your phone every day, but how often do you clean it? Enter the PhoneSoap Charger, the only cellphone charger that sanitizes your phone while it charges. (You can also use it on anything else that fits inside.) Two UV-C lamps produce a specific wavelength of light to eradicate bacteria and viruses, even blasting away resistant “superbugs.” In just four minutes, your phone is squeaky clean. Designed to fit even the largest smartphones and charge any phone, it ships with a Micro USB cable but also has a standard USB port to accommodate other cables. $49.95.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
I imagine that when writer Hans Christian Andersen mused, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” he was standing at the edge of Copenhagen’s historic Tivoli Gardens, one of his favorite haunts, enlivened by the swirl of human happiness that surrounded him: children laughing; carousels spinning; games of chance played for prizes; lovers holding hands; hungry people whispering over sweets, hot drinks, beer and towering, open-faced smørrebrød, Denmark’s quintessential sandwich. That fairy tale lives on today at the second-oldest amusement park in the world, a spectacle of folly architecture, bakeries, gardens, rides, restaurants, puppet shows and joy ... and which also happens to be one of the city’s most storied places to convene for business.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.