pursuitist.com Archives - 29 August 2016, Monday

  • Viento y Mar, A Classic Florida Estate

    pursuitist.com 26 Aug '16, 7pm

    Many of the most beautiful South Florida homes date back to the time of Addison Mizner. Mizner, did more to set the tone of South Florida’s resort style during the first building boom of the 1920s and 1930s than any other architect. His Mediterranean and Spanish Revival estates are kn...

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    The Overhead Compartment with Omar Miller

    pursuitist.com 23 Aug '16, 4pm

    Spending your life surrounded by world class athletes can be daunting due to their extraordinary size. But for Omar Miller, not only is it all in a day’s work (he is one of the main characters on HBO’s hit series Ballers) but because he stands 6’6″ he actually sees eye to eye with mos...

  • Conrad Hotels To Take Over/Refurbish Hilton Bora Bora Nui

    pursuitist.com 23 Aug '16, 3pm

    “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Hilton Worldwide and bring the Conrad brand to the South Pacific with the debut of Conrad Bora Bora Nui,” said Louis Wane, owner of Conrad Bora Bora Nui. “With our magical location in Bora Bora and the Conrad brand’s modern approach ...

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    Dream Home: Life Without The Electric Bill

    pursuitist.com 23 Aug '16, 3pm

    Luxury comes in many forms these days, in some cases it is the luxury of time or of ease, but certainly not having to pay an electric bill is a form of luxury. This charming mid-century home in Houston’s Lynn Park area has a powerful lure that goes beyond its classic style. The five-b...

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    Dream Home: The Value Of A Protected View

    pursuitist.com 20 Aug '16, 8pm

    A view is amazing but a protected view is something even more special. And when that view isn’t just a modest slice of vista but a full panoramic view sweeping over the bay, the ocean, city, and mountains, it’s even more special. This four-bedroom home in San Diego’s Roseville-Fleetri...

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    Classic Dream Home: Traditional In Squirrel Hill

    pursuitist.com 19 Aug '16, 8pm

    Pittsburgh is looking pretty interesting lately. Not only was it named the best city for beer lovers but it also has two of Bon Appetit’s “Top 50 Best New Restaurants” including one, Morcilla , in the top ten list. Add to that great universities and a ranking as one of the nation’s be...

  • Inside Miami's Hipper than Hip EAST Hotel

    pursuitist.com 19 Aug '16, 5pm

    The goal of every Swire property is to give back to the community at large. Swire has signed on as the sole hotel corporate sponsor for the YoungArts Foundation, a Miami-based arts academy focused on the growth and development of young artists, whose notable alumni include Vanessa Wil...

  • Dream Home: 32-Room $10 Million Estate in St. Louis

    pursuitist.com 19 Aug '16, 2pm

    The 6-bedroom/14-bath property features dramatic formal living and dining spaces, including soaring 25’ vaulted barrel ceilings and limestone and marble floors. The home is further graced by 16 fireplaces. The first-floor master suite bedroom with fireplace, Palladian windows and “his...

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    Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown: Exclusive Sneak Preview

    pursuitist.com 17 Aug '16, 2am

    Stepping inside the new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown on Barclay Street, the frenetic pace of life and work in Manhattan transitions to a moment of peace and calm. The two-story lobby layers architectural elements in response to the ever-evolving urban landscape that surrounds ...

  • Luxury Travel Trends For 2016

    Luxury Travel Trends For 2016

    pursuitist.com 16 Aug '16, 1pm

    As the term “luxury travel” continues to be defined and transformed, Pursuitist presents the latest trends, innovations and topics in high-end travel experiences for the affluent consumer. Today, we present our forecast of the emerging luxury travel trends for 2016. Luxury travel is a...

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    Muhammad Ali's Gloves Find A New Home

    pursuitist.com 16 Aug '16, 1pm

    After an icon dies, valuables attached to that icon often increase in value. Goldin Auctions auctioned off Muhammad Ali’s “Fight of the Century” gloves for $606,375, a price $218,000 than when they were last sold in 2014 as ESPN reported . The gloves, which were worn in 1971 during th...

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    Camps Bay, Cape Town's Elite Suburb

    pursuitist.com 16 Aug '16, 1pm

    Capetown, South Africa is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The affluent suburb of Camps Bay, with its white sand beaches and green slopes, attracts locals and visitors seeking relaxation and entertainment. The area particularly heats up in the winter months when...

  • Never Stop For A Red Light Again? Audi Launching Traffic Light Information System

    pursuitist.com 15 Aug '16, 5pm

    Audi just introduced an innovative new feature that is able to let drivers know exactly when the traffic light they are at will change. Dubbed a “traffic light information system,” the new feature will be available on select 2017 Audi Q7, A4 and A4 allroad models arriving this fall. T...

  • Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Preview -

    pursuitist.com 15 Aug '16, 4pm

    One of the most important dates in the classic car calendar is almost upon us — the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and with it special events to celebrate BMW’s centenary, 50 years of the Lamborghini Miura and the 60th anniversary of the Ford GT 40 knocking Ferrari off its perch at...

  • Christopher Norton Departs Four Seasons For Equinox Hotels

    pursuitist.com 15 Aug '16, 4pm

    The upscale leader in fitness clubs has selected a former Four Seasons executive to lead and grow their luxury hotel business. Christopher Norton, the former President, Global Product and Chief Operating Operator of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, has been named the Chief Executive O...

  • Hermès Galop Perfume -

    pursuitist.com 15 Aug '16, 3pm

    Paris luxury brand Hermès is marking a fresh chapter in its history with the launch of a new fragrance called “Galop”, honoring the brand’s strong and historic ties with the equestrian world. More than a mere fragrance, “Galop” captures a part of the luxury brand’s heritage, harnessed...

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    The NY NOW Summer 2016 Show

    pursuitist.com 15 Aug '16, 2pm

    The NY NOW trade fair is one of the biggest biannual shows in the gift and homeware industry. For the 2016 Summer edition, taking place from August 20-24, the show will once again highlight innovative and sustainable design ideas as well as emerging trends. NY NOW The biannual trade f...

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    Viking Meadows, Classic Indiana

    pursuitist.com 15 Aug '16, 2pm

    Westfield, Indiana, located approximately 30 minutes outside of Indianapolis has landed on multiple ‘best places to live’ lists and is known for great schools and family-centered living. Viking Meadows is a subdivision that has a variety of both newer and older homes. This home sits i...

  • Rancho San Leandro, A Historic Estate Lists In Montecito

    pursuitist.com 12 Aug '16, 6pm

    The property sits on a knoll of nearly six acres overlooking the Pacific and gently shadowed by the Santa Ynez Mountains. The surrounding area evolved from polo fields where celebrities such as Clark Gable frolicked to become the exclusive gated community of Ennisbrook. The Rancho San...

  • Visiting Old World Wisconsin

    pursuitist.com 12 Aug '16, 6pm

    Old World Wisconsin is a travel back in time to a different era. A family-friendly destination, Old World Wisconsin is an amazing open-air museum located near Eagle, Wisconsin. Opened in 1976, the museum is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, and it portrays housin...

  • Pursuit Of Kohler: Inside The American Club Resort

    pursuitist.com 12 Aug '16, 5pm

    For a remarkable escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, step back in time to a different era. Kohler and the American Club offers historic appeal, uncompromising service and gracious hospitality which guests will never forget. With its Tudor architecture, soaring roof peaks a...

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    Dishes with Celebrated Chef/Author Eric LeVine

    pursuitist.com 11 Aug '16, 5pm

    He’ll be in NYC later this month for the Art of Catering Food conference, but before Eric LeVine teaches those future chefs all about the industry, Pursuitist caught up with the award-winning chef, restauranteur and author to dish a little about recreating the casual dining experience...

  • The Ultimate Safari: A Luxury Diamond Hunting Excursion in Africa

    pursuitist.com 09 Aug '16, 6pm

    The day-long exercusion includes limosine and private air transfers to Port Nolloth with luxury villa, private chef, and gourmet breakfast and lunch accompanied by a selection of wines from Ellerman House’s impressive collection. Benguela Diamonds is named after the predominant curren...

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    The Overhead Compartment with Shawn Hatosy

    pursuitist.com 09 Aug '16, 1pm

    Loyalty. Allegiance. Devotion. How far would you go for family? When it comes to TNT’s high stakes drama “Animal Kingdom,” there are no limits. The series follows the story of the Cody family, a working-class crime family of four brothers and their mother. Shawn Hatosy plays Pope Cody...

  • Hope Hampton and the History of One NYC Townhouse

    pursuitist.com 08 Aug '16, 12pm

    Hampton’s townhouse has been substantially modernized since her era. The home has three large windows overlooking Park Avenue and Brick Church and providing one of the city’s most desired commodities, natural light. The home is entered via an ornate iron and glass front door leading t...

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    Inside Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

    pursuitist.com 06 Aug '16, 12pm

    Buildings defining architectural evolutions brought about by social change are becoming more difficult to find, except in older, multicultural cities where there has been great political disruption. This story is not about new architecture, it is about the changing function of older a...

  • First Look: Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat, Nicaragua's Newest Luxury Resort

    pursuitist.com 05 Aug '16, 7pm

    Guests will have their own ATV to get around (think Jurassic Park without the dinos), and experiences are rooted in an active-outdoor lifestyle include hiking, horseback riding, skeet shooting, sports fishing and more complemented by opportunities for thoughtful inner reflection throu...

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    Art Meets Home In Azle, Texas

    pursuitist.com 05 Aug '16, 3pm

    Art can appear in unusual places. In the small town of Azle, Texas, noted muralist Herbert Gabler, has created a unique home that serves as a portfolio for his custom painting business. In many cases, when you buy a home, the first thing you do is paint. Painting this home might decre...

  • Hang 10 At Gili Lakanfushi, the Ultra-Luxe Maldives Escape

    pursuitist.com 02 Aug '16, 1pm

    Luxury surf seekers can hang ten at Gili Lankanfushi , the award winning private island and eco resort in the Maldives. They recently opened a dedicated surf center offering year round lessons for beginners to pros. The resort partnered with renowned surfing company Tropicsurf to offe...

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    Stephan Siegrist Walks the World's Highest Highline on Kilimanjaro

    pursuitist.com 01 Aug '16, 8pm

    Imagine looking up to see someone walking “effortlessly” across the African sky. Swiss professional alpinist Stephan Siegrist pretty much did just that in the summit region of Kilimanjaro late last month. The Mammut Pro Team athlete set a world record by walking a highline* at 5,700 m...