Month: January 2019

love fine jewelry? flont is the secret to luxury life

Love fine jewelry? But living on a bijoux budget? We feel you. Which is why we’re so excited about the continued success of Flont. The fine jewelry sharing service is an answered prayer for those who dream of diamonds and precious stones, but who lack the resources to buy them outright. Like so many other companies in the sharing economy, Flont is the secret to luxury life that’s actually accessible to people living in the real world. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen breaks it down for us.

the best luxury gyms in the world right now

We’ve shared the latest trends in fitness, wellness, and studio-based workouts. Now, to dream a little dream, we’re assessing the best luxury gyms in the world. With all the fabulous at-home workout equipment on the market, is there actually a gym worth leaving home for? Sure, some high-end fitness studios are morphing into private members-only social clubs. But what about the rest? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy gives us the run-down on the best luxury gym experiences money can buy.

perfect books to read for valentine’s day this year

So many books, so little time! Reading can be one of life’s sweetest luxuries. But how to quickly find the next great volume to dive into? To lend a hand, we’re sharing our Dandelion Chandelier Recommended Reads: books that we’ve personally read and loved – some brand new, and some published long ago. Selected to suit the season, we think they deserve a place on your nightstand. Or your e-reader. In your backpack. Or your carry-on bag. You get the idea. In this edition, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum shares our picks of the best books to read for Valentine’s Day this year.

the best new luxury fragrances this spring 2019

Spring is coming, and its time to think about how you’ll celebrate the new season with some new elements in your fashion and beauty routines. We’ve shared the trends you need to know in fashion and handbags. Now our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy – after visiting the beauty floor at Saks – shares the best new luxury fragrances this spring 2019. Spoiler alert: think sensual not sweet.

how to talk about sports this week like a pro

TWIST: This Week in Sports Talk is our weekly recap of how to talk about sports this week like a pro. If you’re just starting to learn about sports, or need a quick summary of what’s up in your favorite league, or just want to know why your spouse keeps obsessively checking the sports scores during important social occasions, here’s what you need to know to talk with a sports fan the week of January 20, 2019.