SPOIL THEM ROTTEN, WHY DON’T YOU? There is no doubt February is all about the ultimate love statements. Shower your lover with gifts of desire and luxury. From hand-dipped sweet treats to brilliant exotic diamonds, your expressions of affection will send your significant other into blissful daydreams.
There is no time like Philip Stein. Of course, we chose a red wristband for passion. Revel in beauty, balanced with design elements to help the wearer “live in tune” with Earth’s natural frequencies every day and on all occasions. $250.
Designer Yoshinobu Kataoka is the brilliant mastermind of Kataoka Jewelry, founded on the goal of making women who rarely wear jewelry want to wear jewelry. Lavish pairings from rose emerald sapphires to round, brilliant-cut diamonds make this brand highly sought after. The talented craftsmen and women of Kataoka design one product at a time to present perfection to the consumer. $1,680–2,800.
Give her the Peryton Insouciant for your next weekend getaway. Functionality at its finest, this classic cream cross-body handbag will have her draped in bespoke brilliance. Designer Gina Love infuses passion and affection of artistic craftsmanship to create limited quantities of immaculate leather goods. Make her less pedestrian and the polar opposite of ordinary with a rare gift from Peryton. $3,620.
Belgian chocolates — need we say more? Make an indelible impression with a romantic rendezvous: Do not just buy the chocolates; make it an adventure. A quick weekend jaunt to Brussels to create your chocolates with world-renowned chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud will illustrate thoughtfulness, preparation and planning. Be sweet, make the sweets and surprise your sweetie with chocolate by Laurent Gerbaud. $69.
Keith and James
Flatter him or her with a fedora. Designer James Keith helps you top off your ensemble with amazing millinery. Be the red in the room. The signature red suede brim of each hat is eye-catching while screaming passion, style and … “Will you be my Valentine?” $495.
A black heart for Valentine’s Day? Well, yes, especially if it is an interpretation from designer KZ Noel. Grab your global-influenced jewel, layer it and pepper your sweetie pie with this amazing collection. Buyer beware: Once you start with KZ Noel, your addiction will long to be fed from season to season. The good news is you can rest assured your neck and wrist will sparkle and dance. $2,200.
Becker Vineyard Rosé
Taste the rosé. Jump on the jet and make it a date if you really want to say “I love you” at Becker Vineyards, along the Fredericksburg Wine Road in Texas. Liquid libation always makes a thoughtful and provocative gift, and perhaps the rosé will set the mood. $19.95.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but 18k gold and rubies are no slouch, either. Simon G. makes it easy for onlookers to gawk and for any jaw to drop. Fit for a queen, this ultimate luxury brand is what Valentine’s Day is all about. Celebrate, live and love in grand style with these exquisite gems and baubles. $2,970.
Keep it classic and timeless this Valentine’s Day. Authentic alligator is never not cool. Jada Loveless tickles and delights with flirty, vibrant colors in exotic skins. This time, wow with the pink clutch. You are sure to be a winner in the Valentine’s Day gifting category. $6,900.
Deep Dive Dubai, home of the deepest swimming pool for diving in the world, opened in Dubai, in the Nad Al Sheba neighborhood. Guinness World Records verified the pool as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving at a depth of 60.02 meters, or almost 197 feet, holding 14 million liters of water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
As more travelers return to the skies, American is here every step of the way to ensure an elevated and seamless journey. Experience flying freedom with AirPass, American’s all-inclusive, pre-paid travel membership program.
Family gatherings are extra special this year and we chose to celebrate a milestone birthday in New Orleans. The JW Marriott New Orleans, across the street from the historic French Quarter, is ideally situated for exploring the city. Streetcars roll in front of the property and are especially fun for first-time visitors. Within a ¾-mile radius, we could walk to the National WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sazerac House, Harrah’s Casino, the Shops of Canal Place and numerous restaurants.
For the third year in a row, Regent Seven Seas Cruises broke the company’s world cruise opening day booking record. The 2024 World Cruise sold out around 11 a.m. on July 14, after going on sale that morning at 8:30 a.m. Fares started at $73,499 per guest for a deluxe veranda suite, up to $199,999 per guest for a master suite.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Aqua-Aston Hospitality, with hotels in Hawai’i, Florida and Costa Rica, introduced an intelligent text messaging platform at its hotels and resorts, streamlining real-time communication with guests. Since the mobile technology has been implemented, the platform has been successfully used to answer guest questions, manage check-in, deliver amenities, quickly communicate updates on services, send alerts and enable contact-less check-out.
As the vaccine rolls out and travel picks up, it’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Okinawa with us.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
After more than a year of staying home and social distancing, Americans are ready to experience live entertainment again. According to Allianz Partners USA’s Vacation Confidence Index survey, 55 percent of Americans plan on attending at least one ticketed event before the end of 2021, with 16 percent planning to attend three or more events.