Its that time of year, when industry insiders, artists, and film goers make their the annual sojourn to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. Nestled in the Wasatch Mountain Range, Park City is a destination for skiers and cinephiles alike, where young upstart directors about to break big mingle with the seasoned veterans of the business and all wait with baited breath to see which films will sell and which will win big. Click here to see the complete list of awardees announced at last night’s closing ceremony.
M+G Weekender Carry On Kit is perfect for holiday travel. Designed to meet TSA travel regulations (thank you!!!) This kit is complete with all the body and skin care essentials you for a get away including a gorgeous smelling eucalyptus deodorant (thank you again!!). M+G products use amino acid technology that purifies and hydrates without stripping or drying was founded on the principle simple and effective skin care for all skin types for all people.
Portugal is having a moment. It seems as though every person I know has just come back from or is headed there - Lisbon in particular with a jaunt to the gorgeous beaches in the south. I like the northern part of the country and the mountainous interior where there is less tourist traffic and where you can literally get lost in time. Years ago I spent two glorious weeks there on my honeymoon driving the along the Camino de Santiago to Oporto perched on the Duoro River drinking the most gorgeous Port wines (most unavailable for export) before heading to the lesser visited Obidos (an ancient walled city) and Ponte De Lima, nestled in the mountainous interior. The food is perfect, the people are warm and inviting, and vistas are spectacular.
Remotely situated in the north of Sweden, Faviken is a world class restaurant and six room inn about 500 miles from Stockholm. Located in the Are Municipality it is housed on the 19th century Fäviken, Egendom estate boasting the most exquisite untouched countryside and locally sourced Nordic cuisine. Close to the Are ski resort, the restaurant has just 24 seats expertly tended by head chef and visionary Magnus Nilsson, along with two additional chefs, seven staff and a gardener. If travel during northern cold winters gives you pause, there is plenty of warmth (via sun and fireplace) six months of the year.
Over 20 years ago, I purchased a long passport wallet from Hartmann made in their gorgeous belting leather. I liked the long size, wide width, and the fact that I could just grab it and go (clutch style). After everyday wear for two decades it needed to be put to bed. Sadness. My search for a replacement was futile until I found this gorgeous wallet from Cuyana that fit the bill (literally). Beautifully handmade in Argentina in four gorgeous on point colors, this is my new go to carry it all.
This Raden Hardside suitcase in Black Matte finish is hands down the best travel item I have ever purchased, ever. It is sleek, lightweight, beautifully designed AND is loaded up with tech. Proximity sensors use Bluetooth technology via iOS app and their cases have an integrated 7,800mAh battery along with two 2.1A USB ports to charge your devices when you are on the go.. I love that the ergonomic carry handle doubles as a scale so that I am never surprised by extra fees at the gate. It boasts a reversed zipper lining with polyurethane overlay for waterproof sealing along with a built-in TSA-approved lock. The polyester interior lining with mesh pockets, double-zippered sides keeps any packing system (if you have one) neat and accessible. The double-spinning Japanese wheel bases and polyurethane tires have 360° maneuverability and make pushing or pulling even they heaviest case effortless. After test driving this on a few international trips this winter, I bought one for every member of my family.