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Retail Chatter #8

June Haynes | Posted 12.29.2014 | Style
June Haynes

Is everyone spending the $895 price tag for sneakers with the Chanel label, or $975 for the Givenchy sweat pants to hit the gym, or simply has this new casual become the lifestyle of the fashionistas?

Paradise Found: Indian Ocean Escapes

Jacada Travel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichés of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that.

Budget Trips to Napa: Save Your Money for the Wine!

Oyster | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Napa is certainly not known for being cheap -- and if you're booking some last minute flights to get away for Columbus Day, well, better stick to bread and water for dinner tonight (or the rest of the month, really). But at least we can help you out with finding some value-packed hotels.

The 12 Top Bucket List Restaurants In America

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 12.10.2014 | Taste
Abby Tegnelia

Here are NiC's picks for the dozen most "wow" restaurant dining experiences in the U.S. with food so good, one meal is worth the price of the entire vacation. Here they are, in alphabetical order.

Is It a Luxury Apartment Building or a Hotel? Hotels With Gorgeous Apartment-Style Rooms

Oyster | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Oyster

These days, more and more hotels are catering to the ever-growing crowd that seeks a home-away-from-home vibe by offering guests super-sized suites with tricked-out amenities.

Let's Talk About Luxury

Christa Dowling | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

Throughout centuries luxury has had a meaning of the absence of vulgarity. There are many quotes of how people understood Luxury. Here are some of these quotes through centuries from businessmen, poets, writers, artists and others...

The Dichotomy of Pain and Pleasure (And How to Activate Your Joy and Heal the World)

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Christiane Northrup's, and what she recently said about the dichotomy of pain and pleasure on this planet truly hit home. While ...

12 Luxury All-white Kitchens With a Tasteful Attention to Detail

Dering Hall | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

How amazing are these 12 luxury all-white kitchens designed by top architects and interior designers?

Fall's Can't-Miss Auctions (PHOTOS)

Departures Magazine | Posted 11.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Departures Magazine

We’ve rounded up the world’s eight most bid-worthy auctions coming before the end of the year—from a Nordic design sale in London to a high-fashion Holy Grail in Miami, and even an amateur archeologist’s treasure trove in Dallas.

Good Luxury: In Search of Style + Compassion

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.07.2014 | Style
Miriam Ava

It recently struck me that the marriage of ethics and aesthetics in the premium segment of consumer goods seems to be considered a luxury too extravagant to indulge in by the fashion industry.

New York Fashion Week 2014: Where Celebrities Stay

Oyster | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Already, we've seen plenty of celebs out and about in the city, and most are shacking up in their usual haunts -- i.e. the city's hippest, most luxurious hotels.

A Return to Camp: The Ideal Summer Vacation

Nola Weinstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Travel
Nola Weinstein

Sure, there's the Full Moon party in Koh Phangan, Yacht Week in Croatia, desert dancing at Burning Man, and the allure of Ibiza, but there is nothing like the simplicity of camp.

The Suite Life in Florence

Jinna Yang | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Jinna Yang

This is one of the most luxurious hotels in Italy, and if you've been thinking of doing something special for your mom, wife, and/or hubby (you go, you sugar mama, you), I would most definitely recommend bringing them here to treat them for a night of two.

The 10 Best Luxury Ranches Around the World

Fodor's | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

From Montana to Texas, and Argentina to New Zealand, these ten ranches are great places to enjoy wide-open spaces while luxuriating in first-class extras.

Travel: 5 Amazing Luxury Hotels

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Abby Tegnelia

Summer means travel, and time to think big, from private bungalows in the tropics to romantic Tuscan villas and stunning escapes closer to home. Behold, the five luxury hotels on the CS Bucket List.

A Material And A Spiritual Girl

Cameron Silver | Posted 09.28.2014 | Style
Cameron Silver

Lately, the news has been so heavy between the conflicts in Gaza and the Ukraine, the missing Air Malaysian flight, ISIS, Boko Haran and basically anything Monsanto. It's made me question my love of luxury amidst a very depressing time. I've needed to balance the material with the spiritual.

What Is the Most Luxurious Airline in the Sky? You Will Be Surprised

Richard Bangs | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Flying to Africa from North America can be a brutal two-day exercise. If there is a transit that begs for comfort and indulgence, this is it. M...

A Steamy Tuscan Town

Oyster | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Tuscany is a dream destination for many -- rolling green hills, charming medieval towns, stone farmhouses, and acres of vineyards are what usually come to mind. But there's a side of Tuscany many may not know about -- a steamy side.

Extreme Open Houses

Toni Haber | Posted 09.10.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

Rather than a traditional open house, agents host events aimed around an activity, such as a wine tasting or kid's carnival, to draw in more prospective buyers.

Being a Tourist in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Judith Fein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Judith Fein

Last week, some friends came to visit my hometown. "We know it's a drag to have to be a tour guide in your hometown, but what if you became a tourist with us?" one of them suggested.

Luxe Digs Where You Can Hide From Roving Hordes

Oyster | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Worried about a Game of Thrones-style invasion on your next trip? Roving hordes? Zombie armies? We totally feel you. Travel can be a bit scary, and if you're the type that likes to feel extra secure when you get away, you might appreciate the idea of staying in a hotel that's, well, fortified.

The 12 Most Luxurious Hotels In Europe

Oyster | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Now, you may not own a tiara, but that doesn't mean you can't at least dream of laying your head to rest at one of these penultimate establishments.

The Biggest Name in Luxury You've Probably Never Heard of...

Duane Wells | Posted 08.05.2014 | Style
Duane Wells

I was first introduced to work of Marc Marmel by Gay L. Harwin, who is, in addition to being one of the most influential attorneys in Los Angeles, one of the chicest women I know.

Voyage of the New World

Mark Eveleigh | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Mark Eveleigh

Her looks might be respectfully olde-worlde but Dunia Baru (New World) has brought hundreds of years of Sulawesi shipbuilding traditions to a level of near-perfection.

Making the Retail Experience a Luxury in Its Own Right

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 07.27.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

As each new season greets retailers with a staggering number of shoppers choosing to shop online or via mobile as opposed to visiting stores, every retailer from small local boutiques to global superpowers has tried to keep up with the exploding demand for shopping online.