Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

evoJets, Luxury, POSHGLAM

Holiday Hot Spots for Travel

Gulfstream3 Holiday Hot Spots for TravelNext time you’re waiting in an overcrowded airport terminal for your delayed flight to appear back on the board, imagine the possibilities of chartering a private jet directly where you need to go. Access to remote locations, zero wait time and complete control over your itinerary are just the beginning – and the luxurious possibilities are endless.

Thanks to our friends at evoJets, a posh private jet company offering private jet service in New York, Aspen and everywhere in between, we can do more than just imagine.

With the holiday and winter travel season on the horizon, most affluent travelers are beginning to consider which glamorous remote islands to jet off to and where the best powder skiing will be.

Read on to see where the nation’s elite travelers will be spending the holidays and this upcoming winter season.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI)

The largest of the BVIs and typical entry point for private jets and super-yachts, Tortola’s Road Town is the capital of the archipelago and attracts an abundance of wealthy travelers all year round. Lush green mountains overlay pristine sandy white beaches, with a rich international landscape of high-end boutiques, luxury resorts and gorgeous seaside properties.

Weather in NYC taking a turn for the cold? No problem! Charter a beautiful Challenger 300 supermidsize jet for around $60k round-trip and be there in just 4hrs flat. It’s like flying in your living room, but your personal flight attendant fluffs your pillows for you.

Philipsburg, St Maarten

The Dutch portion of Saint Martin, comprising the lower half of the island, is Sint Maarten. Philipsburg is the capital of this Caribbean oasis and plays host to thousands of wealthy international travelers from around the world. With one of the most impressive natural harbors in all of the Caribbean, Philipsburg welcomes hundreds of cruise ships and mega-yachts to its shores every month. A main draw of St. Maarten is easy access to nearby St. Baart’s, a short boat ride or plane hop to the southeast.

Direct flights to St. Maarten and St. Baart’s from anywhere in the northeast US can range from $20-$40k each way.

Aspen, CO

Perhaps the most coveted location for affluent travelers in all of the United States is Aspen. Home to $25-million dollar slope-side estates on some of the country’s finest ski resorts, this gem in the Rocky Mountain region has exuded wealth and exclusivity for nearly 100yrs. Aspen-Pitkin airport sees some of the highest private jet traffic in the world, with celebrities, billionaires and CEOs comprising the guest lists of many of this quaint little ski town’s upscale restaurants and lavish hotels.

Charter jets to Aspen can range anywhere from $10-20k from Los Angeles and $20-$30k+ from NYC each way. But hey, it beats flying to Denver and renting a car for the treacherous 4hr drive through the mountains, right?

Vancouver, British Columbia

Most commonly known for its heralded ski resort, Whistler, Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada. Breathtaking bay views sheltered from the Pacific Ocean are viewable from all over this emerald metropolis. Rich wildlife and rustic mountain charm border the sleek modern streets of the city. Sprawling resorts and luxury properties dot the mountains to the north and Vancouver Island to the east.

Private jets from New York for a 5-day round-trip to Vancouver typically run anywhere from $50-70k, with plenty of room for friends and all the ski equipment you can fit aboard.

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Saturday, October 25th, 2014

London, Luxury, POSHGLAM

Remembering Oscar de la Renta |

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“My role as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best” – Oscar de la Renta. 1932 – 2014

To mark the passing of the master of elegance who dressed every First Lady since Jackie Kennedy, we take a look back to when Oscar de la Renta met Lisa Armstrong:

Anna Wintour telephoned Oscar de la Renta twice during our interview: the two are old friends and, it seems, as thick as thieves. Yet perhaps wisely, America’s master of elegance declined to be drawn on whether the editor of US Vogue was, as rumoured, instrumental in his decision to hire Dior’s fallen designer John Galliano.

The announcement that Galliano was joining the house, albeit initially only for three weeks, came last Friday. There are plenty who consider it a little soon for the disgraced designer to be publicly resurrected (see panel below). But de la Renta doesn’t give a hoot what the plenty think. He will be 81 this year and has had a brush with cancer, but has a posture worthy of Baryshnikov in tailoring worthy of Savile Row (in fact, the impeccable three-piece he is wearing when we meet comes, as do all his suits, from Spain). He looks as fit as a flea. READ MORE HERE

Photo Credit: Hayden Williams Illustrations

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Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Beauty, Luxury, POSHGLAM

Tom Ford, Open Bouquet | Cafe Rose

CAFE ROSE Tom Ford Tom Ford, Open Bouquet | Cafe Rose
Iconic American fashion designer Tom Ford knows a thing or two about smelling good. It’s rumored that he enjoys bathing, quite often; some say even up to four times a day. Thus when a bottle of his Cafe Rose Eau de Parfum (1.7 oz, $215) recently fell into my lap (gifted) I was intrigued and pleasantly engaged. On one part questioning does Ford bath in parfum, and on the other enticed as I’m quite fond of anything that contains elements of rose. Café Rose is part of a series of four fragrances’ comprised in Jardin Noir, which are said to represent the ‘darker’ and more ‘thrilling’ side of the flowers: hyacinth, rose, lily and narcissus. Essentially three precious rose essences ballet with striking spices and coffee to make up the aromas of Café Rose. The notes unravel with saffron, black pepper and Rose de Mai at the top, and continue with middle notes of Turkish rose oil and Bulgarian rose and then finish with base notes of incense, resin, amber, sandalwood and patchouli.

Exploring the opening bouquet invites the olfactory sense into a light fresh and sugary rose smell that moves toward a large dose of white musk and smoky incense. The white musk is rather substantial initially, yet decreases over time where tiny elements of coffee and incense emerge. Overall this is not too rich of a composition; it’s well-blended, even and not overly sweet-smelling. The projection is long-lasting; I smelled remains of it the subsequent morning. Since a fragrance is reasonably one on one with your body chemistry and with any of the five senses individual recollections arrive; it is relevant to sample Cafe Rose. Perhaps one of the four Jardin Noir blooms will conjure up an individual aroma personally to suit your style.

Bonus buy: unique to Tom Ford parfum this scent is unisex; it is just ‘another’ something special to share with your lover.

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Beauty, Giveaway, Luxury, POSHGLAM

Tweet this Giveaway |@KloraneUSA Dry Shampoo

Screen Shot 2014 10 15 at 6.25.24 PM Tweet this Giveaway |@KloraneUSA Dry ShampooEver wake up too late for school or work and rush out the door with dirty hair? Klorane has the solution for freshening up your locks last minute. It’s perfect for a busy lifestyle!

The gentle dry shampoo with oat milk is available in a travel-friendly size making cleansing and volumizing between regular shampoos even more convenient. Simply shake, spray and brush — hair is left clean, soft and full of volume with a light, refreshing scent. A cult favorite among celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Karlie Kloss, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Rashida Jones and legendary Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, it is also the go-to dry shampoo for celebrity hairstylists Rob Talty and Tony Chavez. This easy-to-use product is available in the travel-friendly 1.06 ounce bottle, a 3.2 ounce size and a 1.7 ounce non-aerosol, eco-friendly bottle.

Klorane is giving away a bottle of this beauty to a lucky POSHGLAM Reader. All you have to do is Tweet this Giveaway @POSHGLAM on twitter and follow the steps below:

1) Tweet the Giveaway Post, and tag @POSHGLAM on Twitter
2) Snap a #Selfie on your phone and post it to Instagram or Twitter with the #POSHGLAM Hashtag
3) Send the Instagram or Twitter url to: via email with “Klorane Giveaway” in the Subject

Deadline: October 29th, 2014. Good luck!

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Luxury, New York, POSHGLAM

Langham Place, Centrally Located Luxury with Plenty of Room

Langham Place Studio Place and Empire Studio Place with Nespresso 785x523 Langham Place, Centrally Located Luxury with Plenty of RoomNew York City post war is small scale living, hotels and apartments are usually tiny in caparison to other metropolises’. As a seasoned traveler to the Gotham City I’m accustomed to packing lightly for smaller spaces, think grandeur lobbies and quaint rooms. However on a recent jaunt at the Langham Place on 5th Avenue I was pleasantly surprised by the vastness that welcomed me. I stayed in one of the 214 guestrooms, my specific room; the Prime Place was 420 square feet. This was a hefty proportioned room with a generously large marble bathroom fitted with an immense garden-sized soaking tub and TV (which is conveniently situated within the mirror). Inside I was able to unpack and arrange my belongings sans the tight claustrophobic feeling some lodgings ration. Each room is enveloped in relaxing shades of beige and highlighted by Italian walnut and rosewood finishing’s. The beds are divine; the sleeping arrangements included well-appointed Pratesi linens. As for the in-room dining, I treated myself to dinner and breakfast; it was served in a timely fashion and absolutely delish on both occasions. Langham Place Spa 785x533 Langham Place, Centrally Located Luxury with Plenty of Room Langham Place caters to those that enjoy a one stop shop: spa (future home of Chuan Spa), Julien Farel Salon, gym, restaurant and lounge on site. The Measure Lounge entices visitors who desire small bites with an American / Brit twist, unique drinks and hosts live jazz nightly at 8 p.m. Then Ai Fiori, Alta Marea Group’s Michelin-starred space caters to those that desire a more formal foodie experience of French and Italian food. With room to stretch and a view to die for, I felt as if I were sitting on the lap of frills, the ultimate Manhattan treasure for travelers looking for space is the Langham Place on 5th; it tops my list of best five star hotels in New York City.

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