1. Morgan Grays has infused its classic style into environmentally friendly bags. Its Green line sports organic canvas exteriors and organic cotton linings with vegetable-dyed trims. Laptop case, $590; large tote, $620; half duffel, $650. (www.morgangrays.com)
2. Light up a room with the natural beauty of Marsia Holzer’s driftwood lamps. From her kayak, the designer scours the beaches of the Hamptons to find the driftwood she crafts to form the base of each lamp. $1,200. (www.marsiaholzer.com)
3. Recuperate from the hassles of travel with a good night’s sleep on organic bedding from Vivetique. The Natural Aurora mattress is constructed from organic cotton, hemp, latex and Pure Grow wool. $4,800. (www.vivetique.com)
4. Fashioned from all-natural banana leaf fibers, luxury carpets by Nanette Lepore for Doris Leslie Blau add a lush vibe to any room. The organic fibers feel like silk and colors are derived from nontoxic dyes. 10 x 7 rug, $8,400. (www.dorisleslieblau.com)
5. Staples Cabinet Makers resurrects wood from razed barns, mills and houses to create one-of-a-kind furniture. The reclaimed wood takes on new life as functional art. Armoire with antique chestnut doors $3,295. (www.staplescabinetmakers.com)
Kathleen Plate has breathed new life into recycled glass with her innovative jewelry line. Each piece is handcrafted from beverage bottles. Coca-Cola recently commissioned Plate’s Smart Glass Jewelry to create its own exclusive line of baubles. Clear bracelet, $55. (www.smartglassjewelry.com)
Did the new film Oppenheimer rouse your interest in the nefarious world of international espionage? You can go straight to the real-life setting for covert actions this November (Nov. 10–12), when La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe hosts a specially themed “Spies, Lies and Nukes” weekend. The hotel actually served as the retreat location for Manhattan Project scientists, who stayed at La Fonda on the Plaza to take a break from the stress of their work. During the weekend, the property’s La Fiesta Lounge will make a tasty nod to those days by serving up a special Atomic Martini.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) believes business travel is a fundamental force for good and brings the industry together to connect, innovate and set new standards. With members from across the globe, GBTA engages the many voices of business travel to build a collective future, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers to come together, connect with peers, grow their network and shape the future of the industry.
Ever want handcrafted martinis and freshly shucked oysters delivered straight to your room? The Read House’s New Martinis & Pearls service has you covered. Shining in 1920s-themed decor, the historic hotel in the heart of Chattanooga offers a true Gatsby-esque experience, now further elevated with this upscale amenity. Guests can now indulge in their perfectly chilled martini, made to order, and “pearls” (oysters) in the comfort of their room.
If your idea of fun in New York City is to get the adrenaline flowing and your heart racing rather than engage in more relaxed pursuits like shopping, seeing Broadway shows and visiting museums, here are four activities that are anything but low-key:
Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
There are two Hollywoods: A catch-all name for the American entertainment industry and the physical place where it was born. The latter continues to draw tourists with the original Walk of Fame; historic hotels, movie and live production theaters; and a full spectrum of pop cultural phenomena.
Whether you call secondhand fashion treasure troves “thrift stores,” “fripperies,” “charity shops,” “vintage boutiques” or something else, shifting the paradigm from “old clothes” to “new finds,” you may find the best, most conversation-starting souvenirs inside these shops and neighborhoods located in the world’s most fashionable cities and a few unexpected places.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the launch of a new mobile product feature for members: IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect. This feature is now available exclusively in the IHG One Rewards mobile app for both iOS and Android users and will automatically connect IHG One Rewards members to WiFi upon arrival at more than 5,000 IHG hotels worldwide — no separate passwords or log-ins needed. This is in addition to the exciting benefits of being an IHG Business Edge member. IHG Business Edge provides small- and medium-sized businesses access to a user-friendly portal that displays comprehensive spending and savings data while providing the convenience of direct booking with a guaranteed discount.
While the 372-passenger Viking Polaris expedition ship, launched in September 2022, falls midway in size between Viking Cruises’ intimate river cruise ships and large-scale ocean ships, it is operated with the same attention to detail and personalized service.