For over ten years, the Jaipur, India-based brothers and founders of Trunks Company, Priyank and Paritosh Mehta, have been on a mission to revive the steamer trunk and support local artists who make them. This week, they’ll be exhibiting 11 of the most ornate examples of the company’s work at the Salon Art + Design fair at thePark Avenue Armory, from a library trunk with quilted leather lining that’s embedded with speakers and lit with LED spotlights to a hand-painted red, white and navy blue Games Island Trunk that unfolds to become a tiny casino featuring amusements like Jenga, poker and chess. About a dozen craftspeople work two to three months on each of the trunks, which are meant to be statement pieces in a home rather than accompanying their owners on a trip, says Paritosh. “We’ve been commissioned to craft a trunk in the shape of the Taj Mahal Palace by the hotel, and to make a trunk for a collector to display his watch collection,” he says. “We’re building a whole lifestyle around heritage trunks.” Next year, though, the company plans to debut its most practical collection to date: hand-painted trunks with wheels that one can actually travel with.
The New York-based artist Frances F. Denny once considered “magic” an empty word, relevant only in fiction and fairy tales. “It felt a lot like bibbidi-bobbidi-boo,” she says. It wasn’t until Denny spent time alongside modern-day witches, photographing them for what eventually became her 2020 book, “Major Arcana: Portraits of Witches in America,” that the term began to gain real-world resonance for her. Starhawk, one of her subjects, described magic as “the art of changing consciousness at will,” spurring Denny to think about how that might work in her own practice. The result is “Spellwork,” a collection of floral still lifes on view at the Manhattan gallery Clamp starting Nov. 9. In each image, the stillness of daffodils, nasturtium and other blooms is interrupted by iridescent traces of plastic childhood accessories sourced from Denny’s daughter’s playroom: beaded bracelets and birthday candles, star-shaped wands and glitter bouncy balls. Plastic is “the inevitable material of parenthood,” says Denny. “It’s both a container and a shield.” Tying back to the project’s origins, the titles of each piece in “Spellwork” borrow from rituals and incantations in Starhawk’s book, “The Spiral Dance.”
Hedi Slimane’s line of fragrances for Celine, which debuted in 2019, draws from a journal of the designer’s personal olfactory memories such as a bergamot and coriander seed-scented sail down the Seine as a 20-year-old or the palo santo that reminds him of the nine years he spent living in Los Angeles. The brand’s newest perfume is designed to bring Slimane
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Leo Trippi is thrilled to announce it has won World’s Best Ski Travel Agent at the World Ski Awards for an unprecedented tenth consecutive year. A multi-award-winning luxury travel company, Leo Trippi specialises in exceptional luxury ski holidays and tailor-made escapes. In celebration of retaining this title for the past decade, Leo Trippi is sharing its “10 Coolest Experiences”, commemorating 10 years at the top and looking ahead to the next 10. Oliver Corkhill, CEO at Leo Trippi & Co-Founder, Viadi Group comments:
Years ago, before a mortgage and kids, my husband and I rented a house, sight-unseen, for a year in France's Loire Valley. The property, a sprawling farmhouse with multiple outbuildings, was situated just outside Chinon amid sunflowers, vineyards and an assortment of dogs, goats and chickens that often wandered nonchalantly into the road between our house and that of our neighbor, from whom we bought firewood and eggs.
Allegiant is filling in its route map, adding 12 new routes and one new airport. The additions — which all start in May 2024 — will beef up the carrier's presence at 22 airports from Los Angeles to Newark.
As Executive Chef and Owner of Eleven Madison Park Chef Daniel Humm has received every accolade possible in the culinary world, from three Michelin stars to being named ‘Best Restaurant in the World.’ But when it came time to reopen after the pandemic he had a much different vision for the kind of cooking he wanted to do. I spoke with Chef Humm about the vision behind his switch to an all plant-based menu, his new book ‘ Eat More Plants ’ and why you better have a few Wimbledon titles under your belt before you barge into his kitchen.
There are the typical Black Friday travel deals and discounts and then there is a showstopping new offer from Air Tahiti Nui, the flagship carrier of French Polynesia. In honor of 25 years of service, Air Tahiti Nu has developed a new multi-flight pass, for $1,525, which includes round-trip tickets to four international destinations to be used over the course of a year.
When your clients embark on a river cruise with award-winning AmaWaterways, they will unpack once and explore a world of unparalleled experiences while cruising through Europe, Asia, Africa or South America. The picturesque summer months offer unique opportunities with this river cruise line along legendary rivers. Here are just a few reasons you should encourage your clients to embark on an AmaWaterways river cruise this summer!
AnneMarie McCarthy, Lonely Planet's destination editor for France, recently traveled to Normandy for an autumnal foodie tour that was packed with farm-to-table treats and cozy accommodations. Here, she shares some tips and insights for anyone planning a similar trip.
You know those people who drink iced coffee all year round, no matter the temperature? Well, that's how I feel about hot chocolate. I don't need to wait for leaves to start falling—or for snow to to top the roofs of New York—before I begin melting squares of Portugal’s Vinte Vinte chocolate in the morning. (Or whenever I damn well please.)
Most passersby don’t even notice the Bentley or Rolls Royce often parked in front of the entrance to the Le Negresco Hotel in Nice. The legendary five-star property on the French Riviera has been entertaining business leaders, royalty, and celebrities since it opened in 1913.
It just got cheaper to visit the City of Lights by train this summer. In celebration of the upcoming 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games in Paris, Eurostar announced an increase of train service— between London and Paris — to accommodate the spectators, participants, and travelers, at a discounted price.
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