The Kardashians are known for their crazy, over the top lives, but wouldn’t you love to be invited to one of Kris Jenner’s epic Christmas parties? Yes, we’d go too.
Kris loves her Christofle silver; here she is showing off her Mood flatware set, which comes in its own gilded 24 kt gold egg. It’s so stunning it practically needs its own security team:
Last year, we traveled to Portugal, and the trip was a revelation. The country, which for years was ruled by the Estado Novo dictatorship, is now in the midst of a spectacular design renaissance. Everywhere you see the contrast between traditional Portuguese buildings festooned with centuries-old tiles and clean, modern design. There’s also a move to bring the country into the future, but there are strong traces of a Portuguese point of view.
Here’s an example. At the Six Senses in Douro Valley, one of the hotels where we stayed, they carefully renovated an existing manor house from the 19th century to minimize the impact on the hills and the surrounding villages.
So while the exterior looks like this …
Summer’s here, and although we can’t all be sailing with Beyonce and Jay Z around the Mediterranean, you can definitely live la dolce vita at home.
Here’s how you do it.
Since almost everyone goes barefoot on yachts, experienced crews work hard to minimize the presence of breakables onboard. But how do you stay safe while making sure that your uberprivileged guests feel pampered?
The secret, for countless A-listers like Steven Spielberg, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, and Prince Albert II and Charlene of Monaco, is a new kind of acrylic glassware that looks and feels like crystal, but doesn’t break.
Developed by Italian designer Mario Luca Giusti, it’s so stunning that even seasoned yacht-setters are often surprised when they hear it’s not crystal. And paired with the latest in unbreakable dinnerware, they make an irresistibly smart combination.
Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti admiring the pieces at Mario Luca Giusti in St Tropez: