Week 03, November 2021
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” 〜 Robert Louis Stevenson
By LuxPin Team
◆ 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.
◆ In the spirit of heading home for the holidays, Tiffany & Co. is reconnecting with its downtown New York City roots. This week, the iconic jewelry store opened a pop-up in Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood and is complete with events like hand-painting gift boxes, calligraphy, and even tarot card readings.
◆ In Midtown Manhattan, an epic race is underway as new luxury residential buildings strive to outdo each other with over-the-top amenities. This race isn’t limited to Billionaire’s Row — The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria recently announced that it will open not one, but four private, residents-only bars within its 50,000 square feet of amenities.
◆ Give the trip of a lifetime with an over-the-top package from Magellan Jets and IYC. This $1.5 million gift includes a week at sea on a new superyacht, and you’ll arrive in absolute style aboard the Gulfstream G650.
◆ They say “there’s no place like home for the holidays,” but really, there’s no place on Earth that does the holidays quite like Disney. Each year, Disney cast members deck the halls (and streets, shops, hotels, and even some attractions) at the theme park resorts, and let’s get a peek behind the scenes to see how they pull it all off.
◆ Ready to feel old? Nov. 16 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”. After you’re done questioning the passage of time, you can move on to celebrating, and there’s no better way to do just that than by visiting a few of the movie’s famed locations. To help Potterheads honor the film’s anniversary, home rental company Love Home Swap is allowing travelers to spend a night near a movie filming location for just $11.
◆ A culinary and cultural bounty awaits during a drive through Mexico’s diminutive central state. Tlaxcala’s fertile valleys are studded with pre-Hispanic ruins, Baroque churches, rural communities that continue to use ancient agricultural techniques, and haciendas once dedicated to the production of pulque, the fermented agave drink.
◆ Tequila, Mexico lives up to its Pueblo Magico designation. Nestled deep within the state of Jalisco in central Mexico, the tiny community of Tequila, which was designated a Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) by the Mexican Secretariat of Tourism, has been experiencing somewhat of a renaissance. And that is in no small part thanks to its signature drink. equila, Mexico lives up to its Pueblo Magico designation.
◆ Whether you’re looking for seven decks of entertainment, a family-friendly trip, or a diving-focused Caribbean voyage, you’ll find it here. Here are the most exceptional yacht charters coming to the high seas in 2022 that are sure to inspire your next voyage, whether you want to relax along the Amalfi Coast or explore remote corners of the globe.
◆ As cell phones have pushed phone booths around the world into the endangered relic territory, the UK has deemed that thousands of its iconic red phone booths will be protected. The British telecommunications regulator Ofcom has proposed new rules to save about 5,000 of the country’s 21,000 booths — known as phone boxes in the UK — due to the fact that they’re still in use, especially during emergencies.
◆ Looking for an affordable winter escape? Whether you’re dreaming of heading south to sunnier shores or hoping to hit the slopes this ski season, winter getaways can be expensive. Choosing the perfect destination can be key to saving on your next vacation, so check these 10 places for their great winter activities and rates and find properties with affordable prices in each.
◆ Singer Nick Jonas and fashion designer John Varvatos may have come from different worlds, but they connected so deeply on a getaway in Cabo that it inspired the name of their tequila, Villa One. Now, they want to pass along that same kind of opportunity by giving one fan vacation to the same resort, the One&Only Palmilla.