Life & Art

Nikki Beach wants to remake itself as a chill resort brand

But don’t worry: The clubs aren’t going anywhere
By NIKKI EKSTEIN Close your eyes and imagine you’re at a Nikki Beach club — the original in Miami, or ...
Casio AE1200WH-1A World timer

Here’s a US$25 watch we can get behind

The Casio AE1200WH-1A World Timer, at less than 1 dollar per time zone
By JACK FORSTER One of the things you’ve gotta talk about when talking about ...

Dessert wine is the new Scotch

Sommeliers are making a serious play for your after-dinner drink. Here are 6 styles to look for
by Megan Krigbaum / BLOOMBERG Banking on the upswell ...

This 40-room hotel is now a US$6.2m mansion

Once a concrete ruin, a relic from Arizona’s gold rush was converted into a posh private home. Now it’s on sale for the 1st time ever
By JAMES TARMY ...

How Brooklyn changed the neighbourhood restaurant

Giving a newly sophisticated dining class what it’s asking for — and more
By KATE KRADER & JAMES TARMY On a recent Tuesday evening, Mettã, in ...

For these billionaires, it’s all about cruise fleets

The industry keeps growing, and niche markets are ripe for deep-pocketed disruption
by Fran Golden / BLOOMBERG IT WAS a cold and cloudy July day in ...

Sourced wood, jewellery’s latest trend

By HYLA BAUER
Of late, women who have a taste for bold jewellery have turned to the high-low mix of precious gems and gold set in wood, leaving ...

Overworked? For US$375 a month, this private club offers stress cure

The latest wrinkle in the US$3.7t-per-year global wellness industrial complex
By NIKKI EKSTEIN You know the type: The corner suite executive who ...

After Portlandia, Oregon’s culture capital is ready for a new narrative

With 3,000 new hotel rooms and a jumping restaurant scene, Portland is consciously evolving beyond caricature
By HANNAH WALLACE Every year in late ...

A MoMA curator’s art-filled mansion is on sale for US$6.5m

Rubin was known for his art collection, less so for his Westchester estate. Maybe that will change
By JAMES TARMY William Rubin (1927-2006), the head ...

Enjoy the best cruises without being surrounded by tourists

It’s becoming easier to find a private oasis on 4,000-passenger ships
By ERIC ROSEN There’s a new way for the crowd-averse to set sail — ...

Home prices are falling in one of America’s richest suburbs

In affluent enclaves in Westchester County, New Jersey and Connecticut, a federal cap on state and local property tax deductions has begun to bite hard as ...