ONE HUMAN BEING ABOVE all deserves the best: Mother. A mother’s season of celebration should be 365-24/7. No token can compete with the love, support and affection of women who cherish and bear the torch of motherhood, but we come pretty darn close with our spoils. Make Mom sparkle, shimmer and glow with a gift from our medley of luxury staples this Mother’s Day.
Dazzle your mother on a day designed uniquely for her. The Audemars Piguet Millenary Hand-Wound is the ultimate Mother’s Day spoil. Its 18-carat pink gold casing paired with a shimmering alligator band exudes exquisite craftsmanship. The 116 brilliant-cut diamonds will surely provide the sparkle so befitting a matriarch. $28,400.
Dynamite comes in small packages. Mercedes Brunelli takes embellishment to a new level. Champagne Bubble is the title of this clutch gem, so let the festivities begin. Happy Mother’s Day. $595.
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The perfect summer tote has arrived. Seamless integration of genuine python and a jute rope base make The Ellis bag a must-have for the next island excursion or just bopping around Manhattan. Luxury, versatility and function make this tote unique and a mainstay for the global woman. $1,825.
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Give Mom a burst of peony. A refined blend of black pepper and notes of raspberry makes this scent perfect for any occasion. Mother will adore this signature waft. Peonia Nobile Eau de Parfum, 50ml /1.7 oz., $138.
Warmed or chilled? Mom deserves a choice: Either way, this brilliant brand is 100 percent organic fortified wine. Hints of cinnamon, brandy and invigorating mixed spices make for a delicious indulgence. From $20.
A mother’s glow is unrivaled. But the sun can be unbearable. Help your No. 1 avoid the glare with a pair of Perverse Toni Bologni aviators. Lightly tinted to perfection, the classic design and silhouette exude quiet style. No need to prove you are a star when you illuminate from within. From $60.
A ring should be regal. Need we say more? Treat your favorite person in the world like an empress. Birds of paradise floral design elements and unique custom craftsmanship make the Empress collection by designer Melánie D a showstopper. One look at the brilliant mixing of 18k green gold and tourmaline will make Mom the talk of the town. Available on request, starting at $35,000.
Trans-Atlantic commutes can be grueling; why not make the journey effortless and chic? Couture Cashmere is our culprit in designing the perfect tissue-soft, fur-trimmed shawl that mom will adore. The neutral leopard print lends functionality from day to evening attire. You may want to buy two, as this garment is a signature spoil — there is safety in numbers. From $495.
Galataport Istanbul, a new cruise and lifestyle destination on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, welcomed its first ship, SeaDream II, on Oct. 1. Approximately 150 passengers and crew from Bulgaria Varna arrived at 10 a.m. for a two-day homeport operation before continuing to Bulgaria Burgaz.
History and culture are etched into every corner of Greece. Beginning with its language, the oldest written language still in existence, and moving from the traces of passing civilizations and religions to pre-historic findings and works from many movements, there’s a wealth of culture to discover on your next trip to Greece.
The countdown to Halloween weekend is on! Are you are still unsure about plans? Do you go to a house party? Stay in to hand out candy? Try something different this year and join Philadelphia’s The Mütter Museum at its 6th annual Mischief at The Mütter.
There’s an aspirational rustic chic/farm-to-table restaurant genre often associated with Northern California’s wine country. When you drive down the main street of Napa, Sonoma or any of the other towns, it appears there are as many of them as there are vineyards. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this genre, as the quality of the food is consistent and ambitious chefs earnestly endeavor to elevate home-style dishes to a higher standard.
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 InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco announced a new amenity for guests in collaboration with Porsche. Porsche electric vehicle charging stations will now be located in the valet area of the hotel’s parking deck, allowing guests and visitors to top off the batteries of electric vehicles while enjoying a cocktail at Top of the Mark, enjoying farm-to-table fare at Nob Hill Club or staying overnight at the property.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Reykjavik with us.