Fall is here, and it’s time to start getting ready for this year’s ski and snowboard season. Before you know it, the powder will be coming down hard and you’ll be on the hunt for new gear. Much like the realms of fashion and technology, the game is constantly changing when it comes to both looking and performing your best. There are plenty of new goodies out there this season; so no matter if you’re shopping for sleek new outerwear or you’re in the market for a new board, you’ll find what you need to keep on point.
Authier’s outerwear is always impressive, and its 2016–2017 collection hits the mark again. The 100-year-old brand, led by Lee Keating of Performance Ski Aspen along with Italian designer Gustavo Sangiorgi, brings loads of earth tones, fur-trimmed collars and subtle hints of plaid that prove the 1990s fashion revival is still going strong.
Canada Goose Borden Bomber
Canada Goose jackets are always a safe bet when it comes to looking stylish on the slopes, and though we’ve all seen a million of its standard black parkas, the brand makes an effort to stay on trend. Bomber jackets have been all the rage since spring, and this hybrid parka-meets-bomber brings the trend to the slopes with perfection. Although this model is available in the standard black and navy, we favor the military green. It’s not your conventional technical ski jacket; but if you’re more of a chalet bunny, this bomber is exactly what you need. $800.
Jones Storm Chaser Snowboard
The influence of surf on the snowboarding world is hard to ignore as more board builders experiment with surfboard design cues to improve performance in the loose stuff. This Storm Chaser board delivers huge levels of float through big, fluffy powder thanks to design features learned from Jones’ partnering with Chris Christenson, the expert surfboard shaper. $599.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Global Business Travel Association, the world’s largest business travel and meetings trade organization, recently released a statement from GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang regarding the Biden administration’s recent announcement that the U.S. travel ban will be relaxed in November for vaccinated travelers from 26 Schengen countries, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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.
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.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Nice, France, with us.