All posts tagged: AVANT-GARDE

the best luxury suitcase to buy right now

With leisure travel season upon us, now is the perfect time to revisit a previous post about the best luxury suitcases. Your luggage creates a strong first impression on your fellow travelers; the people you seem to always randomly run into at the air terminal; the hotel staff; and even the private jet crew.  You wanna travel like a boss? Bring the right gear. Besides, a great suitcase just makes traveling more fun – and what better time for fun travel than now? To ensure that you’ve got the latest info on strong, smart, and chic luxury luggage, here’s a short rundown on what’s new since our last post.

the best luxury outdoor grills right now

Some people call it summer. Others call it Grilling Season. Call it what you will, it’s nearly here – yaaas! While Memorial Day may be the unofficial start to outdoor cooking season, we plan on firing up the grill long before the end of May. We’re Jones-ing for the rich taste of our favorite Grilled Skirt Steak recipe. And the dudes on the Sports Desk keep repeating the phrase “Fire. Meat. Good.” Clearly, outdoor grilling is a deeply-rooted primal urge – an atavistic act. So, when throwing a steak (or fish, or vegetables) on the grill, which brand is the best? Said another way: How do you grill like a boss?

The Best Luxury Sound Systems and Speakers Right Now

It’s hygge time, people: midwinter, post Valentine’s Day, spring still just a distant glimmer on the horizon. If you’re in the leisure class – or have the scratch to kick it that way – what does the highest-end embodiment of the Danish and Norwegian concept of winter coziness and comfort look like? Well, dear reader, it starts with the right sound system. After all, the perfect ambiance for a cold winter’s evening demands not just scented candles, cashmere throws, a good Bordeaux and the right reading material. Without the right sound system, the vibe could end up being harsh, not chill. And that would just be wrong. 

How to Watch the Black Panther film in a luxury cinema

Prince T’Challa will soon be in the house! And he’ll be accompanied by a Special Forces squad of smart and fierce women. Have you heard? Black Panther will be in wide release starting this Friday, just in time for President’s Day weekend. Yes, we figured you probably already knew, since it’s being buzzed about like crazy. It’s actually becoming a huge Thing, with people arranging to see the film with friends and family, some in African attire to pay homage to the first major studio film starring a black superhero. Here at Dandelion Chandelier, we are totally excited about this film, and we’ve been investigating the most luxurious options for viewing it on opening weekend. Happily, there are lots of ways to see it in royal splendor in glamorous cities all over the world.

What’s the modern way to welcome the new year?

How has social media changed the way we celebrate New Year’s Eve? Rather profoundly, it seems. Old acquaintance may actually be forgot and never brought to mind; old-school auld lang syne may be left in the dust – ignominiously swept up with the other detritus of the New Year’s Eve bash, and tossed away like used confetti. There’s a whole new way to ring in the new year, enabled by youthful energy and social media. Forget about a boring analog list of hand-written or spoken New Year’s resolutions, counting backwards from 10 and singing that song that no one knows the lyrics to anyway. At Dandelion Chandelier, our Head of Research investigated how our far-flung correspondents and their friends closed out 2017 and welcomed the New Year (thanks, girl!) Turns out there are at least 10 modern ways to clear the air before the start of a new year, honor the highlights of the passing year, and give a shout-out to the people who made a difference in our lives in the past 12 months.