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.
Villa specialist Maya Luxe offers guests curated and bespoke accommodations in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. This local company works with companies in the region to provide unique itineraries for guests to enjoy, from tequila tastings to cooking classes to in-house spa services. Unlike other rental companies, Maya Luxe caters to a high-end market in which homeowners enjoy a concierge service to help them provide the best experience for guests.
Copa Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary by showcasing a Boeing 737-800 NG in an aircraft livery that harkened back to the airline’s look in the 1990s. During that time, Copa Airlines launched an expansion of their network to become the Hub of the Americas®, changing the way to travel to and connect in our Continent.
Ah, the romance of train travel ... even commuters feel it. There’s something oh so Alfred Hitchcock, Agatha Christie and Harry Potter about chugging down a track on the way to some wonderful — perhaps even mysterious — destination, your bag neatly tucked above you, a book in your lap, your journey ahead. The scenery outside passes by like a film in fast motion. The seats (comfortable on most global trains, even in second class) feel like super-plush movie theater lounge chairs. Each train car, like a narrow living room, boasts its own mood depending on fellow travelers and the ministrations of attentive staff.
It’s time to start planning your next trip. Take a visual journey through these U.S. locations where historically significant moments in the Civil Rights movement occurred.
Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
For the first time ever, visitors and locals in Dublin, Ireland, can immerse themselves in a series of discovery trails through augmented reality. The Dublin Discovery Trails app, developed by Peel X and funded by Failté Ireland and Dublin City Council, brings Dublin’s Docklands to life in a new and unique way. Dublin’s Docklands served as one of the world’s largest docks in the 19th and 20th centuries, in which countless ships entered and exited the port every day. This hub of trade and industry meant many people worked the docklands and interacted with one another daily.
Australia's Whitsunday Islands are an unimaginable destination. As many screensavers or wanderlust-worthy documentaries as you may come across of the 74 continental islands off the central coast of Queensland, located within the Great Barrier Reef
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.