Week 01–1, November 2021
“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” 〜 Dr. Seuss
By LuxPin Team
◆ Jayco has unveiled its latest camper van: the $210,750 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based 2022 Terrain. Over the past few years, Jayco has been looking to “put a ton of focus in the van segment.” Demands for RVs have remained strong as RV makers continue to face supply chain challenges.
◆ South Florida’s real estate market is growing at exponential rates. Properties in the Sunshine State have been flying off the market at the speed of light, setting record after record (just check out Miami Beach’s most expensive penthouse). And the latest listing to make the news is truly a special one. We’re talking about the only private island in Palm Beach that just hit the market for an eye-watering $210 million.
◆ Planning a winter getaway and in need of travel inspo? Private jet company XO just unveiled three exclusive packages at some of the hottest winter destinations. Whether you’re a ski or snowboard enthusiast, love exploring nature, or want to relax by a roaring fire at a luxurious resort, they’ve scouted the best luxury destinations of winter 2021/2022.
◆ Alberta, Canada, is the perfect winter getaway for travelers seeking snow globe-perfect scenery, lots of activities, and a slower pace. It’s all about how people want to travel nowadays. You get to see the country instead of airport to airport.
◆ Here, we take a look at nine of the most prominent female architects whose work is changing city skylines around the globe and reinventing how we think about art and the future of architecture.
◆ One lucky buyer can own the only home in the world with a mural by the famous Italian Renaissance artist if the $547 million price tag is not an issue. The villa in question is Casino di Villa Boncompagni Ludovisi, also known as Villa Aurora. Located in Rome, the 16th century home was built as a hunting lodge for Italian cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte, who commissioned Caravaggio to do a ceiling painting.
◆ Flying chefs are slowly returning to the sky after the pandemic suspended the high-touch service. Inflight chefs are responsible for food preparation and taste but do not cook from scratch onboard. Only a handful of airlines worldwide have food experts onboard, with some retiring the service due to high costs.
◆ I took a 35-hour Amtrak train from Denver to San Francisco, and there were some highs and lows. I loved the affordable ticket price, extra legroom, and stunning views throughout the trip. But there wasn’t any Wi-Fi, the bathrooms were cramped, and the whole ride was slow.
◆ My family of 4 got the chance to try Epcot’s new Space 220 restaurant on our recent Disney trip. The galactic eatery had so many fun, immersive details that made our lunch pretty magical. The restaurant only offers adults a prix-fixe menu, so our bill was $280, but it was worth it.
◆ With museums, hiking trails, historic sites, and more, there’s much to do in Richmond, Virginia. Whether you’re looking for a culturally enriching trip, a shopping getaway, or an outdoorsy excursion, Richmond has a little bit of it all. Here are some of the must-do activities and sights for your Richmond trip.