21 posts tagged with Travel

Getting in just to shop for a bag at Hermès’s flagship boutique can take up a full day of your vacation.

Hermès’s new appointment policy at its most popular boutique is having some unintended consequences

The LXR & Co Shopping Experience (6)

Even if you don’t travel much, you’ve probably heard tales of Value Added Tax or VAT refunds from people who have made significant purchases while on an international vacation. The deal is pretty good for …

Celine SXSW

After a long and amazing week at South by Southwest, it feels good to finally be back in New York (minus the cold weather, of course). Last Thursday, Amanda and I jetted off Austin to …

24 hours from now, Bea and I will be off to warm, sunny Austin for a long weekend of learning about all things Internet-y at the 2014 South By Southwest Interactive Festival. (We’ll also be …

We’re all aware of how beautiful women’s bags can be (after all, we talk about them every day), but sometimes it’s the men’s bags that go unnoticed. There are so many beautiful bags for your …

MICHAEL Michael Kors Multifunction iPhone 5 Case

We’re getting toward the end of July, and that means one thing: one more solid month to make the most of getaway season and make some summertime memories with your best friends. Our previous adventure …

Celine Trapeze Bag

Summer is rolling right on, and so are we! In this week’s PurseForum Roundup, we take you over to our Celebrity Forums for a primer on the hot gossip spot of the PurseForum, enjoy some …

How To Pack Your Beach Bag

I went to the beach this weekend. On the surface, that sounds simple enough, but I am not a regular beach-goer. I’ve always loved the ocean, but I tend to be too much of a …

Flight 001 Go Clean Bags

When fashion writers talk about travel, we’re mostly concerned with what you’re going to take and what you’re going to put it in. Our advice ends where your trip begins, and after that, you’re largely …

Luxury, as with everything else, has its levels. Luxury perfume and cosmetics are the entry level, according to both price and deliberate positioning by designer brands. Handbags and shoes are the next step up; they’re …

While I was reading about the gorgeous new Bottega Veneta Suite at the Park Hyatt Chicago (above) yesterday, I got to dreaming about what it would be like to stay in a room like that. Anyone who’s ever picked up one of the Italian brand’s luxurious handbags knows exactly how luscious and soft the leather is, and rolling around on a couch of the same provenance must be what dreams are made of. Just as I was thinking about booking a trip to the Windy City to do just that, I realized that this was likely something Bottega had done before at other hotels.

As it turns out, I was right. In the past decade, Tomas Maier has designed at least two other luxurious hotel suits, both for St. Regis hotels in New York and Rome. There also seems to be talk of a St. Regis room in Florence, but since all the pictures I find of it are the same as the pictures from Rome, we’ll have to make due with just those two. Check out both setups after the jump – personally, Chicago is my favorite. (more…)