Travel

12 Fun Things to Do in Santa Monica

With its opulent beaches and array of other attractions, the seaside town of Santa Monica, Ca. has long been a top tourist destination. With that in mind, here are a few of the many entertainment options available when visiting Santa Monica, compliments of city's Visitors Bureau and tripsavvy. Santa Monica has always been an [...]

By |2018-09-14T21:49:19+00:00September 14th, 2018|Santa Monica, Shopping, Travel|

13 Stunning Aerial Photographs of Beaches

Crystal-blue water. Pale sand. Candy-color umbrellas, scattered about like sprinkles on a cake. Is there anything more delightfully transporting than an aerial view of the beach? We think not. So, as you clock that painful nine-to-five for far too many days of the summer, take a moment to indulge the wanderlust. Breeze through our selection of [...]

By |2016-10-17T19:30:36+00:00August 8th, 2016|Travel|

10 Luxurious Cliffside Hotels with Unbeatable Views

If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing the world from hundreds of feet above a river valley or the top of snowcapped peaks—all while ensconced in the lap of luxury—there are places where this vision is a reality. Satisfying a need to soar is as simple as staying somewhere with an elevated perspective. Take your pick [...]

By |2016-10-17T19:30:42+00:00January 7th, 2016|Travel|

What to See in Paris Right Now

Hôtel Bachaumont Recently reopened after an extensive restoration by designer Dorothée Meilichzon, the hotel—which served as a clinic after its closure in the 1970s—now sports stylishly updated Art Deco–inspired interiors. Experimental Group runs the chic glass-roofed restaurant and the cozy wood-paneled bar. From $314/night; hotelbachaumont.com Tory Burch The designer’s first stand-alone Paris boutique is a [...]

By |2016-10-17T19:30:44+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Architecture, Interior Design, Travel|

21 Images of the World’s Most Beautiful Pools

Few things are more seductive than a cool swimming pool on a sweltering summer day. Looking at a photograph of a beautiful pool brings about a multi-sensory rush: the slip of chilly water against the skin; the sweet, vaguely ammonic scent of chlorine; and the pleasantly dulled-out quality of underwater sound. Swimming is a near universal [...]

By |2016-10-17T19:30:47+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Real Estate, Travel|

THE DESIGN LOVER’S GUIDE TO PALM SPRINGS

Palm Springs is officially ­­happening—again. The fabled Rat Pack retreat and cradle of midcentury California modernism has regained its prerecession vitality, riding a wave of energy and interest not seen since the city’s postwar heyday. All the telltale signs of revival are there: new hotels, a vibrant culinary scene, intriguing cultural attractions, and shopping galore. [...]

By |2016-10-17T19:30:49+00:00February 11th, 2015|Architecture, Real Estate, Travel|

New York’s Upper Fifth Avenue Has World’s Priciest Retail Rents

It obviously costs a pretty penny to do business in the world's top shopping destinations, such as Melrose Avenue here in Los Angeles. But nowhere is it as pricey as New York's Upper Fifth Avenue, according to a new study that ranks the world's most expensive retail districts. According to the “Main Streets Across the [...]

By |2016-10-17T19:30:49+00:00December 15th, 2014|Bel Air, Beth's Blog, Real Estate, Travel|

Swim With The Stars

At Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady’s Los Angeles home, an infinity pool offers views of the city, with the Pacific Ocean in the distance. The poolhouse at Ricky and Ralph Lauren’s Bedford, New York, estate is encircled by towering pines. At Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber’s sleek Mexico home, the pool overlooks the Pacific. A [...]

By |2016-10-17T19:30:52+00:00September 3rd, 2014|Architecture, Entertainment, Travel|

150 BEST SUSTAINABLE HOUSE IDEAS

OUTSIDE IN HOUSE; PUERTO NATALES, CHILE; FERNANDA VUILLEUMIER A solar-exposure study was performed before situating this single-story dwelling: In winter, the sun warms heat-retaining exposed stone and concrete portions of the home; in summer, when the exposure angle changes, a deep overhanging roof acts as a shield. The building is made from inexpensive materials readily [...]

By |2016-10-17T19:30:53+00:00August 11th, 2014|Architecture, Travel|