Experiential

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach Celebrates Art Basel

Every December, the international art scene convenes in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach, and the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, a restored 1953 Morris Lapidus–designed landmark with its own $10 million art collection on display, has special offerings to celebrate the show. The hotel’s in-house art aficionado, known as the Art Basel Ambassador, is on hand […]

Catch Waves with the Pros at Four Seasons Maui

As a part of the Four Seasons’ new collection of professionally led wellness and cultural events, the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is offering a new surf camp package (from $5,000 per person) that will be led by professional surfer Dave Kalama. From December 4 to 9, Kalama will lead groups of no more than […]

Ultimate Private Islands: Bahamas: Musha Cay

At Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay—700 acres spread across 11 private Bahamian islands that illusionist David Copperfield acquired in 2006—guests choose their adventure. With 40 beaches, a host of watercraft, and a specially trained staff that can pull off everything from the mundane to the unimaginable, this one-of-a-kind property offers plenty of […]

Ultimate Private Islands: Fiji: Dolphin Island

If private islands have a downside, it is that they are at times too private—cut off from the communities and cultures that make most destinations worth visiting. Not so at Dolphin Island, a 13-acre Fijian hideaway that is blissfully secluded yet never feels far removed from Fiji. Set just offshore from a forested peninsula on […]

Holiday Baking Classes at the St. Regis

St. Regis is celebrating the holiday season with hands-on baking classes led by renowned pastry chefs at two of its East Coast locations. Located only two blocks from the White House and dating back to the mid-1920s, the St. Regis Washington, D.C. will host a Thanksgiving-themed class November 13 and a winter-inspired class December 4, […]

A New Spin on the Smokers’ Retreat

Cigar lovers can now take their smoke with a shave at the Havana Club in La Quinta, Calif. This new cigar lounge-meets-barbershop, which opened in September at La Quinta Resort & Club, features 14 lines of seasonal cigars from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Honduras (about $10 to $55 per cigar), and a grooming menu […]

La Réserve Gives Tesla Roadsters a Ride

The roads along the shores of Lake Geneva are a bit rowdier with the debut of La Réserve Genève’s new fleet of five Tesla Roadsters, but make no mistake, this is a quiet riot. Situated just outside Geneva, Switzerland, La Réserve is now home to the largest fleet of the Silicon Valley–developed sports cars on […]

Sport: Get Up, Stand Up

As my one-man outrigger canoe capsized in the Bora-Bora lagoon, I remembered the first rule of Kainalu XT training: Respect the water. I had gone into the paddling session with the mind-set of an experienced kayaker—overconfident and in control, rather than attuned to the subtleties of an unfamiliar canoe in unknown waters. Even in the […]

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