Life & Art

Going on a family vacation? Run it by this teen advisory panel first

Grandparents may be footing the bill, but teenagers are the most important demographic for travel agents to please
By NIKKI EKSTEIN A few weeks ...

Go to São Paulo for the art, stay for the food

The city has become one of the most dynamic food scenes in the world
By ALEX SCHECHTER Next month, São Paulo will welcome more than 900,000 culture ...

NOMOS’ new limited edition watches pay handsome homage to Bauhaus

Nine colourful Tangente spinoffs commemorate the 100th anniversary of the legendary German art and design school
BY EVAN ORTIZ & STEPHEN PULVIRENT ...

Wannabe wine connoisseurs can now buy instant cellars for US$5,000

Between answering emails, you can simply click on your iPhone or computer, and within 24 hours, 1 of 4 wine collections curated by Sotheby’s experts ...

Creel & Gow is where wealthy New Yorkers go for the oddest finds

Shoppers need to be quite careful when walking through the shop lest a tote bag (or a well-coiffed pooch) knock over a century-old vase, or someone lose a ...

Why Cuba is missing out on Asia’s big-spending tourists

There are hurdles on the way to that cigar-toting, mojito-slinging holiday in Havana
By KRISTINE SERVANDO So you think travel to Cuba from the US is a ...

This US$2.9m Welsh castle comes complete with fire-breathing dragon

Missing Game of Thrones? A renovated, 6-bedroom castle is up for sale in the small Welsh village of Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd. Dragon included
By COLIN ...

Forget the briefcase: Backpacks you can wear with a suit

With more variety than ever, there’s a backpack that’s right for you
By PAULA KNIGHT The briefcase is not dead, but among a younger generation of ...

Your next steak could come from a vending machine

Applestone Meat wants its 24/7 automated dispensers to become as ubiquitous as ATMs
By KATE KRADER The appeal of a vending machine is that it delivers ...

Perfume shoppers are moving away from gender-specific scents

By CATOR SPARKS / Pic By BLOOMBERG
The old “rule” of citrus scents for summer and woody ones for winter is vanishing. In fact, even the ...

Artisans spend hours working on these US$100,000 watch dials

Decorative arts at its most painstaking
By JUSTIN MASTINE-FROST / Pics By BLOOMBERG Get watch collectors riled up, and you’ll be flooded with a litany ...

Tired of waiting on Tesla? Order a Formula E racer for US$200,000

The 1st generation of electric racing supercars are hitting the secondary market
By NAUREEN MALIK / Pic By BLOOMBERG The first generation of electric ...