JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 65T
If you like listening to music while you exercise, it pays to get headphones designed for the purpose. Instead of bulky over-ear models or uncomfortable buds, go for the Jabra Elite Active 65t — secure-fit, wireless earbuds that are sweat-, water- and dust-resistant, so you know they’re built to last. With five hours of battery life, you’ll have music for long training sessions, and a built-in accelerometer helps to measure performance with an accompanying app. $169.
ROKU STREAMING STICK PLUS
So-called “cord cutters” continue to replace traditional cable TV packages with streaming services, and Roku leads the market. The company’s Streaming Stick Plus offers upgrades to 4K HDR video and Dolby Atmos audio support, so you know you’re getting a top piece of kit. Plus, as a result of Roku’s famous neutrality, you’ll get access to Netflix, Amazon and almost every other streaming service, with Apple iTunes the only notable exception. Take it with you on business trips and enjoy streaming services anywhere with a WiFi connection. $70.
AMAZON ECHO BUTTON
Tech giant Amazon continues to develop devices for a new line known as Alexa Gadgets, and the first is the Echo Button. You can use the Buttons to play single- and multi-player games from the Alexa Skills store, bringing parlor games into the 21st century. It makes a great addition to your home for after-dinner fun, with Trivial Escape Tap, Party Foul and Button Monte games available from launch. Now there’s no need to dredge up the board games of your childhood to keep guests entertained. Pack of two, $19.99.
GLYPH ATOM SSD
For business travelers using sensitive documents on the road, it’s important to have a backup. The Glyph Atom SSD, a pocket-sized external drive, can slip easily into your jacket pocket, giving you secure access to your files wherever you are. Available in 275GB, 525GB and 1TB versions, the Glyph Atom is extremely durable thanks to the solid-state drive, aluminum construction and rubber casing. Mac users will also be pleased to hear it is one of the few drives on the market that works directly with Apple computers without the need of a dongle. 275GB, $150; 525GB, $250; 1TB, $440.
Since Cheval Blanc, an extraordinary, newly designed and refurbished 72-room hotel owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, launched in September 2021, it has been the talk of the town. Le Tout-Paris remarks about its WOW factor … and the hard-to-get reservations for the 30 seats at Plenitude, the intimate, first-floor gastronomic outlet headed by chef Arnaud Donckele, who earned three Michelin stars at Cheval Blanc Saint Tropez. Reservations are also recommended for Limbar, the ground-floor bakery/café/tea shop/bar where we watched Pastry Chef Maxime Frédéric preparing desserts and an absolute must-have for dinner at Le Tout-Paris, the 7th-floor, all-day brasserie. This brightly colored space, with its raised seating and Fauve-like floor tiles and the adjacent Milanese restaurant, Langosteria, both have access to terraces facing the Seine River, with amazing views encompassing Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
Nevada-based The Spa at Green Valley by Well & Being and The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being celebrate the start of 2022 with new health, wellness and spa treatments available through March 31. Both spas offer an array of treatments for guests wanting to relax and unwind before 2022 kicks into full gear.
To allow visitors to safely and responsibly enjoy their trip to Barbados, the island announced streamlined port entry protocols. Barbados’ Ministry of Health and Wellness released the following protocols for all travelers planning on coming to the island.
Go ahead, take a nice, deep breath. Because a Seabourn voyage is all about this moment you’ve come so far in life to embrace. It’s not an escape, it’s an arrival.
Mar Del Cabo launched a new luxury beach fishing experience with an interactive paella workshop for guests. The Los Cabos-based hotel offers guests an immersive experience that takes them through the journey of creating paella, starting with a fishing session.
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COJE Management Group raised the bar when it comes to cuisine and cocktails. The Boston-based group, founded by Chris Jamison and Mark Malatesta, offers guests the ultimate dining experience with old-world hospitality and an array of cuisines for every guest to enjoy. With culinary director Tom Berry incorporating the cuisines he encountered during his travels to South America, Cuba, Japan, Southeast Asia and France, each restaurant has distinguished itself as a must for anyone visiting Boston and each is designed exclusively in-house using inspiration from different regions and countries around the world.