Described as an all-in-one indoor vertical growing system, Gardyn lets you grow more than 30 kinds of plants in your home with minimal effort. That’s thanks to Kelby, a “smart Gardyning assistant” which alerts you when your plants need water or light and if they’re ready to be harvested. Gardyn ships with a selection of 30 different plants, ranging from basil to kale and cherry tomatoes, and you can expect your first harvest within 4–5 weeks. After that, simply order more seeds via the app and enjoy 100 percent organic, GMO-free produce you’ve grown yourself. From $899.
SONY WH-1000XM4 HEADPHONES
These noise-canceling cans from Sony are highly regarded for great sound quality, top-notch noise canceling and strong battery life. Sound is crystal-clear thanks to LDAC audio technology, which transfers three times as much data as normal Bluetooth audio and brings sound quality close to that of a wired connection. The noise- canceling capabilities are customizable in the accompanying app, which means you can still hear announcements if you’re in transit. Also enjoy smart features such as Speak-to-Chat, which automatically pauses music playback when you speak, and compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant. $349.99.
IROBOT ROOMBA I7+
Let this robot vacuum take care of the cleaning while you make the most of the better weather. With automatic dirt disposal and self-charging, you can forget about the Roomba i7+ for up to two months, so you won’t have to think about vacuuming at all. However, in an emergency you can call the Roomba i7+ via your smart assistant or the iRobot Home app. Robot vacuums keep getting better, and this one is iRobot’s best effort yet, with customizable cleaning schedules and customizable maps of your home. $799.99.
LG GRAM LAPTOP
Premium laptop users who prefer Windows will be happy to hear LG released an updated version of its ultra-light Gram series. Available in 14-, 16- and 17-inch versions, even the largest laptop is thinner than most magazines and weighs just 1.35 kilograms. The first Gram series was lauded for its design but criticized for lackluster performance, rectified this time around with 11th Gen Intel Core processors and beefed-up specs all around. From $999.99.
There may not be snow in Los Angeles this season, but Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is certainly full of the holiday spirit, with Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s events happening in the hotel’s gorgeous event spaces.
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The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
Everyone loves a good Christmas tree, but these iconic hotels around the world take it one step further with designer-styled trees illuminating lobbies and public spaces, wowing all who enter. From Lela Rose to Louis Vuitton, don’t miss these ultra-luxury trees redefining tree decorating as we know it.
In addition to intimate settings, smaller staff-to-passenger ratios, and personalized food and beverage options, river cruises have the advantage of providing a deeper dive into a region’s culture, food and history. The Rhine, Rhône and Danube in Europe and the Mississippi River and St. Lawrence in North America have much to offer travelers with their itineraries, tying together beloved cities and lesser-known destinations along their routes.
With the holidays right around the corner, travelers are preparing for holiday travels. For those looking for a last-minute getaway filled with holiday cheer, consider Croatia. With a variety of winter activities perfect for travelers and locals alike, the Christmas countdown in Croatia is in full swing. Leading up to Christmas, Advent in Croatia makes it even more worth your while to visit the country with free winter incentives. If you plan on visiting Croatia, here are five cities going all out for the holiday season: