Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Luxury Is...A Little Relaxation on National Hammock Day

Hastens Hammock
Hastens Hammock

Relaxation. It's arguably the one thing that's more important than the accumulation of wealth.

If you own or head a multi-million dollar empire, a little rest and relaxation can be hard to come by - unless you have a huge team to take care of all the details of your business. In that case, hats off to you. You've mastered the game.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton Launches Thought Leadership Series on LinkedIn

Ritz Carlton Jamaica
Ritz-Carlton Jamaica +Photo Credit: Sarah Ackerman

Have you ever wondered what has made Ritz-Carlton such a successful and iconic brand in the luxury hospitality industry?

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston revolutionized hospitality in America by creating luxury in a hotel setting:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Take the Bus in Luxury

Electric superbus

Here's a way to put a positive spin on taking the bus. This Superbus concept developed in the Netherlands is a muscle car in a limousine body. A very sporty and future forward limousine body with butterfly doors. It has the capacity to carry up to 23 passengers at a time, and no matter where you may be seated, it is all first class.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Karl Lagerfeld's Genius Continues: Fall/Winter 2014/15 Chanel Haute Couture Show

Chanel Fall/Winter 2014 Couture
Photo Credit: Yannis Vlamos

When it comes to luxury fashion design, Karl Lagerfeld never disappoints. In haute couture every detail counts, and with Chanel's fall/winter collection, no detail was overlooked.

Monday, June 30, 2014

All Art Is Priceless

Monet's "Water Lilies"
Fine art has always been a staple accessory adorning the walls in the homes of high society members. From times prior to age of the 15th century Renaissance and modern day, fine art has been a symbol of societal stature and prestige.

In my young adulthood I gained an appreciation for fine art in every form. Whether it be music, clothing designs, the art of sport, paintings, cars, etc., the artistic styling of products are vastly more important to me than the name brand. I believe artistic creativity should be rewarded appropriately, and you can see this same characteristic reflected in the lifestyles of fine art connoisseurs.