The arrival of smart doorbells and connected cameras heralded a new era in home security, and SimpliSafe connects the technological dots to provide all-around security for your home. Invest in the 3.0 kit and you will get a base station, motion sensor, keypad and open/close sensor, to which you can add a selection of eight different sensors depending on your needs. You might also try out the SimpliSafe monitoring package for $15 per month, and the no-contract deal means you can opt out at any time. From $229.
ROKU STREAMING STICK PLUS
Streaming content is here to stay, and the major players such as Amazon and Apple released devices that encourage you to consume media from within their ecosystems. In contrast, Roku connects to all the major streaming platforms without pushing you in a particular direction. The Streaming Stick Plus can handle 4K HDR content and offers a simple interface, plus a great remote control integrates with your TV. Another great feature is the price, which beats out comparable rivals by some margin. $49.
EUFY SMART SCALE
Gone are the days when the humble bathroom scale would simply display your weight. These days, smart scales such as this offering from Eufy are capable of providing a health snapshot including metrics such as body fat, muscle mass, bone mass and BMI. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or monitoring a health condition, the smart scale will send your data to the Eufy app for easy visualization. It can handle up to 16 users, perfect for families, and is compatible with both Apple Health and Google Fit. $44.99
EPSON HOME CINEMA 5050UB HOME THEATER PROJECTOR
Upgrade your home cinema experience with a dedicated projector and you will wonder how you ever watched movies on a TV. This clever model from Epson uses pixel-shifting technology to provide 4K performance without the price tag, and with true 4K projectors coming in at around $5,000, you stand to save some serious cash. It’s also easy to set up and provides great contrast and brightness for viewing in varied conditions. $2,999.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.
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.
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.