Have you ever dreamed of getting schooled about diamonds? Van Cleef & Arpels recently conducted a New York pop-up of its Paris-based school of instruction in haute joaillerie. Our head of research, Jillian Tangen, spent a brilliant day at the School of Jewelry by Van Cleef’s. Here’s her report.
In a world full of luxury hotels, with new ones opening all the time, which ones are the best? In our ongoing series, we share our finds. They’re hotels and resorts at which we’ve personally stayed (with no promotional consideration involved). We’d recommend these to friends and family – and to you, dear reader. In this edition of best luxury hotels in the world: the Beaumont in London.
In a city filled with wondrous works of art from every conceivable time period and genre, and from hundreds of nations and cultures, which one is the most beautiful of all? This fall in New York City, the art critics and experts have reached an uncommonly uniform consensus. The most beautiful painting in New York City – at least for another few weeks – is Visitation, an oil painting by the Italian Mannerist Jacopo da Pontormo (1494–1556). You can see it for yourself from now until January 6, 2019 at the Morgan Library & Museum.
When in London, you really should take time for a proper British tea at least once. It’s a deeply civilized ritual, and when you’re in the right setting, it can be great fun. And delicious. The only dilemma is this: there are hundreds of options for afternoon tea in London. Which one’s the best? Said another way: is the best afternoon tea in London at Claridge’s?
You can view the whimsical and dazzling glass sculptures of the artist Dale Chihuly all over the world: London, Singapore, New York, Boston, California. Even Nebraska. His work has been included in over 200 museum collections worldwide. But there is perhaps no better place to see it than in the region of his birth: Seattle. Specifically, at the Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle at Seattle Center.