By LISA KLEIN Light fixtures are an oft-overlooked part of home décor, but savvy interior designers know that they can be some of the most important elements in a room. Not just for seeing when it gets dark, lighting can be the spark that electrifies the overall interior atmosphere. “You can walk into a space and see the lighting and sometimes you don’t even notice it,” said Julia Buckingham, creative director and founder of Julia Buckingham Interiors, Chicago.
By LISA KLEIN Branded residences are booming worldwide, with top luxury brands such as Fendi, Missoni and Aston Martin infusing their signature styles into an entire building. Developers and architects work closely with each company to create homes like no other, with every detail adhering to the quality and feel of the brand. Below, Rodolfo Miani, partner of the Argentina-based BMA Architects & Associates, discusses the design process behind the Aston Martin Residences in Miami, which will be ready for occupation in 2022.
By LISA KLEIN Most would tell you that they feel a lot better after returning from a relaxing vacation away from it all but may not take a trip specifically to focus on their own wellness. However, wellness travel – taking a holiday that enhances one’s physical and mental health – has been gaining in popularity over the past few years. “Traveling for leisure, away from the stresses associated with work and the overall stress of daily life, people generally have time to really think about themselves, their lives, their physical and mental health and their state of well-being,” said Anne Dimon, president/CEO of the Wellness Tourism Association (WTA).
By LISA KLEIN Communication is essential in business and personal life to help consumers make connections with others in a meaningful way. Making small talk is a way to open the door into new relationships, but there is more to it than a meaningless exchange about the weather. Practicing some fundamentals is the key.
By LINSEY STONCHUS In the new episode of Friday Faces, luxury agent Richard Bocchieri of Netter Real Estate showcases his remarkable on-the-water property as he discusses his all-time favorite books, coffee order and architectural styles. The New York native grew up working for a butcher in Brooklyn before making his way to West Islip, New York. Now a real estate veteran of 34 years, Mr.
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