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the best of dandelion chandelier: essays on luxury life

And now we are two. Our second birthday here at Dandelion Chandelier is August 1, and to mark the occasion, we’re sharing some of the top-performing posts in our short history. And also some posts that we’re just really proud of, or that were especially fun to write (and, we hope, fun to read). Join the party! We’ve been focusing on one topic per day for the past week, as we counted down to our big day. We’ve shared posts in Travel and Adventure; Food and Drink; Fashion and Shopping; Sports and Fitness; Culture and the Arts; and Books. On the eve of our birthday, we’re closing this “best of” series with our top posts on life in luxury land, and the true meaning of a luxurious experience.

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.