By LINSEY STONCHUS Luxury real estate agents Cissie Sullivan and Tracey Turner of the Sullivan Turner Team at Meybohm Real Estate provided a spectacular house tour and thoughtful answers in Luxury Portfolio International’s fourth episode of Friday Faces. Based in Aiken, South Carolina, the pair adore the town for its sporting lifestyle. The area is especially optimal for horse lovers, as evidenced by buyer behavior.
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 Summer and winter are peak times for travel, from beach-bound family vacations to ski holidays at mountain chalets, but fall, too, can be prime for extraordinary experiences. Travelers can not only take advantage of fewer crowds but enjoy things that only happen during the season. “For those who can get away in the fall, it is one of the best times to travel, with fewer people traveling and more availability for hotels, experiences and restaurants,” said Joan Roca, CEO and founder of Essentialist, a membership-based travel service that utilizes expertise from travel writers around the world.
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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