By LISA KLEIN Attending a major event for a favorite sport is a bucket list item for many, and specialty travel agencies can make it happen and then some. No matter the sport, impossible-to-get tickets, VIP seating, nonstop concierge service and an invite to the most exclusive parties can be had with help from the experts. “Everything we do is on a custom basis,” said Duane Penner, vice president of sales for the U.
By LISA KLEIN Each year the international design community meets in Milan for the Salone del Mobile, a showcase of the best furniture, materials, textiles and accessories in the industry. Usually held in April and celebrating its 60th year in 2022, this year’s edition took place Sept. 5-10 and was dubbed the "supersalone" for its grand comeback from last year’s pandemic cancellation.
By LISA KLEIN A vacation can take travelers anywhere on the globe, but a scuba diving trip can make them feel like they are on a whole other planet. Whether gliding through the calm Caribbean or braving shark-infested waters in a far-flung locale, learning to dive lets consumers explore a rarely seen side of the natural world. "Our company’s vision is ‘experience and encounter new wonders in another world,’ and it is truly that – another world,” said Cameron Akins, vice president of Florida-based travel agency Caradonna Adventures.
By LISA KLEIN Like with most goods, although maybe more surprisingly, online sales of fine art have soared during the pandemic. Traditionally purchasing in-person and through the experts at galleries and fairs, many collectors have begun buying pricey art with the click of a button instead, somewhat driven by necessity over the last 18 months. “Beginning in 2020, we saw a significant increase in sales, and for all types of art,” said Sarah Meller, senior director of brand and marketing at online art dealer Saatchi Art.
By LISA KLEIN Miami is a dynamic city that has international homebuyers flocking to Florida’s southern shore. Home to a collection of high-end residences connected to hospitality brands, luxury lifestyle brands such as Aston Martin, Fendi Casa, Missoni, Porsche, Armani Casa and Baccarat are erecting their own towers to house the global elite. “We have buyers from all over the world – Miami is a very international city,” said Jesse Ottley, president of development sales for Cervera Real Estate, a Miami brokerage firm working with the Aston Martin Residences.
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