Lucidi Pevere has created a unique set of seating furniture on behalf of La Cividina inspired by the sleeping sections in a train, which despite being connected, still provides user privacy. With social distancing being the new normal, this couchette provides interchangeable, safe, and private pieces that are useful in...

If you’re finding yourself reluctantly glued to your desk or stuck indoors while longing for bits of nature, a micro terrarium just might be the delightful solution. Design studio Level Scapes has created micro terrariums in hopes of alleviating stress while sparking creativity and space optimization in homes and office spaces. The small but...

Indoor play has been a hot topic in 2020, but New York and Rome-based architecture practice Architensions stepped to the challenge in a geometric composition that beautifully fuses play, color, and imagination in Brooklyn, New York.  The project was just completed before the Big Apple went into lockdown in Spring 2020...

After months of lockdown, travelers the world over are looking forward to once again heading for the airport and jetting off somewhere glamorous and inspiring. Soon, there will be even more reason to get excited, thanks to four newly commissioned artworks by major international artists Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura...

Mycelium pendant lamps dangle above recycled-plastic dining tables inside Silo, a zero-waste restaurant in east London designed by studio Nina+Co. Silo is set within The White Building, a creative hub in the Hackney Wick neighborhood that contains studio space for artists and a craft brewery. The restaurant, which is headed...

There is a house, and then, there is your home. A big difference spans between the two. Your home is the place where you feel comfortable and complete. Turning a house into a home is the process through which a mix of personal elements should come together to create a refuge....

Over the last few years, technology companies have been pushing to deepen the integration of computing platforms with our daily lives. One of their goals is to assimilate computers into our surroundings to the point that we don’t notice we’re using them at all. Referred to as “ambient computing,” these technologies...

Infused with the legacy of the Spanish heritage, Cartagena is a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia's Caribbean coast, with beautiful beaches and breathtaking colonial architecture. The historic old town is a popular port of call for cruise ships, boasting a lively marketplace full of traditional Colombian artisans and yummy treats. These days,...

From outdoor adventures to ultra-chic lodging, here are some the best hotels to stay across the country as recommended by EV editors.     The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga   Set on 30,000 acres amid the unspoiled Sierra Madre range, this western resort executes the luxury dude ranch concept with impeccable skill: think...

Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in society. This exhibition—the first...

Ceramics is the home trend that keeps on growing. Websites are abundant with beautiful mixed matched pieces but with so many options, styles and pricing available - how do we narrow it down and start our own collection? Amy Young, founder and owner of the Austin-based online marketplace, THIRDS is sharing her tips...

Laura Rathe Fine Art announces the exhibition Bending The Lines, featuring new works by Gil Bruvel with an opening reception on March 21st 5-8 PM at 1700 Post Oak Blvd. Gil Bruvel subtly encompasses different concepts, primarily expressing a sublime, mundane subject—Nature. Yet, Bruvel’s technical skills and knowledge of colors reveal the...

Pink is on the rise, not only on the boards of rose-crazed art directors in fashion and design, but apparently also at the bar. Fueling the blush dreams of many Instagram artists, Rosé has taken off in the United States over the past several years. Nielsen reports that higher-priced rosés are...

It's not uncommon to find ourselves scouring our addictive social feeds for inspiration on color and other stimulating content, and more often than not, glimpses of amazingly-styled food seep through. From color to texture, to stories, there are true food artists out there creating fantastic visual artworks that even evoke tastes and smells through...

Do you ever get the feeling that you were born in the wrong country? I was probably Italian in another life and I think my obsession with coffee is proof of it. You may or may not be aware of the importance of coffee in Italian culture, but I suspect that...

Vancouver is one of the awesome cities where work takes us, and it's as quaint and hip as can be. On this occasion, we take you on a short virtual trip to one of our favorite eateries: L'Abattoir. This unsophisticated eatery exudes unequivocal character and a curated mix of flavors. L'Abattoir adds to...

It's no secret that Barcelona is one of the hottest (and most fun) European destinations, which makes it so much harder to decide on the best accommodations. Out of the hundreds of choices in Barcelona hotels, we've handpicked three top-notch selections for your next trip. If I were you, between...

We've talked before about the importance of creating a safe, comfortable, relaxing space in your actual home, to provide refuge, release and a space to explore and meditate. However, it's just as important to establish deep ties to the home within you, not just to your pile of bricks and wood....

Special thanks to our friends at Swift's Attic, in the heart of downtown Austin, for sharing these fun and easy summer recipes, out of their great collection of fresh summer concoctions. The stylish venue, on Congress Avenue, brings forth style and dimension from its historic interior to its menu. Under...

An indication of the fresh and blossoming season, the guys get an infusion of color while keeping undeniably relaxed.   TALENTS: Fashion Director / Photographer: Tania Quintanilla Stylist: Graham Cumberbatch Hair: Robert Lindsey Grimes Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Trevor Burchett Shirt by Engineered Garments ($163; By George). Shirt by Orley ($395; By George). Pants by Dries Van Noten ($460;...

Do you ever experience a moment of synchronicity or happenstance that has an instant way of getting your attention? It doesn’t have to be connected to a momentous event; rather it could be quite simple. For instance, on a whim, you call last minute for a Saturday night dinner reservation...

Native plants and a pollinator garden go hand in hand. The native plants used in rain gardens provide the perfect habitat for birds, bees, and beneficial insects. As we’ve seen species of insects like honey bees and Monarch butterflies becoming endangered, more and more gardeners have been incorporating plants to...

After basking in the beauty of Barcelona's architecture and rich history, as we did in our previous travel guide, comes the time to put something delicious in one's belly. Savor the yummiest and most unique venues in the area and, to help, I'll be happy to furnish my recommendation for places to...

It's time. Your financial situation is getting more complex and you have less time and energy to devote to it. You need some financial help, and decide it's time to go shopping for a financial advisor. Where do you go from here? Here are 8 key factors to consider before partnering...

Jamaica is probably synonymous to most with white beaches, a fruity drink, and delicious Caribbean food, but this tropical haven has so much more to offer! Full of unique adventures, Jamaica is a place for sightseeing expeditions, vibrant culture, history and natural wonders. If your bucket list includes amazing food,...

Growing up in a household with four other women taught me many lessons. One of the most fun: women's tastes don't always agree. Naturally, as we grew older, my mom, three sisters and I developed very different tastes in music, food, men and fashion. As we all grow stronger ties with...

Have you ever wondered what’s the driving force behind the success of today’s biggest mega stars? What’s the root of their success? Is it their drive, talent, beauty, innovation or business know-how? Although these qualities attract media and create high visibility, all mega stars have one common thread that is...

Dress up in layers of denim, crisp cerulean linens, and casual sweaters. We had tons of fun mixing it up in shades of urban chic blues.   TALENTS: Fashion Director / Photography: Tania Quintanilla Wardrobe: Graham Cumberbatch Hair: Jorge Buccio Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Macaden Arnell from The Campbell Agency   Suit by Tombolini ($1,295; Capra & Cavelli). Stadium...

Since my first year in college, I've been deeply interested in the story and work of Frida Kahlo. I found her paintings, often characterized by autobiographical elements, to be such a fascinating mix of surrealism and her powerful narrative. Her character was instantly engraved in my mind. One of the most...

Pack your bags, eclectics. EV is taking you to the gorgeous City of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Colorful, lively and historic, Cartagena is a perfect destination for elite tourists looking for sunny weather, tropical lush greenery and some pretty exquisite venues. Cartagena is a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia’s Caribbean...

The name may be familiar to you but Brazilian ambrosia is different from the American and European recipes. Made with milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon, this traditional, homely dessert has been around for centuries and was a part of some of the most sophisticated meals in Minas Gerais. Ambrosia is a common...

Delicious and very substantial, this traditional Brazilian dish is a national culinary staple (and easily found in local eateries). Feijoada is a stew of beans with beef and pork of Portuguese origin. It is also commonly prepared in Macau, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Goa and India. Brazilians typically enjoy this hearty meal...

Oftentimes the simplest advice is the best. For example, it’s a good idea to not talk religion or politics in social situations. While there are some instigators out there who may enjoy stirring the pot, this simple rule of thumb is one that many people follow and benefit from. Financial...

Let us transport you to the beautiful amazon with vibrant makeup, gorgeous jewels, and shimmering flowers of sapphire, gold, and emerald.   TALENTS Fashion Director / Photographer: Tania Quintanilla Styling: Coral Talavera & Jennifer Swanson Hair: Robert Grimes Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Roxanna Redfoot   Crème Eye Liner in Eggplant Purple ($24; Laura Mercier). Chaos Eyeshadow ($20; Urban Decay)....

Fall fashion gets a jolt of modern. In a whirlwind of unexpected layers, pops of color and playful prints, one can easily get swept away.   TALENTS: Photography: Tania Quintanilla Photo assistant: Rudy Arocha Model: Taylor Lovelace Wardrobe stylist: Graham Cumberbatch Wardrobe assistant: Kathryn Garza Hair Stylist: Ted Sabol-Williams Makeup artist: Clarissa Luna   Green leaf pants by St.John ($695; Julian Gold)....

Sharp, sophisticated and buttoned up: the essentials for the international jet-setter.   Inspired by James Bond (and with the help of a very friendly neighbor who let us borrow his beautiful vintage ride) the fashion team created a highly sophisticated men's shoot. Layered in luxurious pieces carefully selected by our uber-jazzy stylish,...

The sequins, the shine, the big hair. For some, the 80's were truly the best of ages. For us, it was the music. For some, it was the fashion. A decade marked by bold style, shocking colors, and rather strange silhouettes, the '80s were a time to experiment with big and...

In just under 10 hours, Austin can enter a new wing of the world just beyond the sliding doors of bustling Heathrow. Traveling on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, passengers in route are treated to impeccable service and amenities including multi-course meals and special cabin features that control the lighting, filter the...

Jet chartering from your smart phone is now easier with Jet Smarter, the app (for iOS or Android) that connects aircraft operators with fliers in real time. Founder Sergey Petrossov designed the app to give flyers access to the largest private jet marketplace in the world right from their mobile...

Trade in less-than-ideal-weather for a chic and sunny setting. Lovely primaries contrast with a gorgeous story of black and white perfection. Pack your bags, eclectics; here's a taste of impeccable style for jet-setters.   TALENTS: Fashion Director / Photographer: Tania Quintanilla Wardrobe: Robert Mitchell Hair: Robert L Grimes Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Breanna Young from Campbell Agency Dress...

In 1900 the average life expectancy in the USA was about 47 years of age; 46 for men and 48 for women. Now, just a little over 100 years down the road, the average life expectancy is 79. Advances in medical technology, improvements in living conditions, organ replacements, pharmaceuticals, etc....

Imagine a luxury suite in the middle of the woods, where the air incessantly smells of lavender and dreams. Imagine sitting down at a fine restaurant floating on water, covered in lush greenery, where your cell phone won’t even get a signal. Imagine detaching from it all and getting lost...

Don’t let ridiculous heat ruin your mood or, even worse, cramp your style. Mix it up this summer with vibrant color, breezy prints and casual pieces. Florals, shorts, sand and sun. The perfect elements for this breezy shoot. Our style team has put together a cooler-than-cool lookbook for gents who...

Modern Forms, by award-winning photographer Nicolas Grospierre, is a new publication edited by Alona Pardo and Elias Redstone, celebrating the 200-photograph archive that chronicles the photographer’s substantial visual collection of modernist architecture around the globe.   Grospierre, who is now based in Warsaw, interestingly, doesn’t have art, architecture or photography training. He started his career studying political science at...

Joah Spearman is the co-founder and CEO of Localeur, an Austin-based startup that has helped hundreds of thousands of travelers around the world experience local. Localeur’s iPhone app has been featured in Huffington Post, the LA Times, Mashable and countless other outlets. Before Localeur, Joah was the founder of SXSW’s...

With chunky knits and borrowed-from-the-boys tailoring, it's okay to relax those shoulders in the comfiest silhouettes.   TALENTS: Photographer: Tania Quintanilla Wardrobe: Graham Cumberbatch Hair: Robert L Grimes Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Alencia Lewis from Campbell Agency   Pleated Pant by Studio Nicholson ($386; Kick Pleat). Navy top by Studio Nicholson ($386; Kick Pleat). Turtleneck by Ralph Lauren ($425; Julian...

I was introduced to this sport by my friends at The Elephant Story, a wonderful and whimsical venue in Comfort, Texas dedicated to wildlife preservation and whose owners are deeply driven by their love of animals. They are so passionate, in fact, that the store is the only The World Elephant...

During the chilly winter months, the biggest treat for most is escaping to the sunny beaches of a tropical oasis. Located 179 miles from the coast of Florida, you will find a grand version of just that on Paradise Island. Imagine descending upon the turquoise waters of the Caribbean to...

From the park to the runway, the season's fittest trend is all about the sporting life. Get inspired with perfectly curated visions of athleisure.   Our style team created a hip visual story that artfully combined activewear with an urban flare, to create a look that I like to describe as fitness chic....

Located in the heart of Toronto’s most popular district, King West, you will find the cool, luxurious Thompson Toronto Hotel. This upscale venue opened in 2010 features works by renowned artists along with an exceptional rooftop lounge that has the best, breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the city. It’s a...

Jet Set Candy captures the spirit of favorite destinations and far-flung places. The collection includes over 100 whimsical original charms, representing six continents and 33 countries, meticulously crafted in sterling silver, vermeil and 14k gold. Each piece in their collectible, destination-specific range is thoughtfully designed...

Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. After Cyclone Ita devastated this petite Great Barrier Reef Island in April 2014, it was hard to imagine the property reemerge as such a beautiful haven for relaxation. Almost 12 months down the track, and following a massive rebuild...

Even from above, Grand Junction, Colorado is truly something spectacular to behold. Once you reach your destination, you will discover the gateway to stunning sceneries, the craziest adventures and extravagant accommodations, Welcome to Gateway Canyons!   Voted #1 in the state and #12 in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, Gateway Canyons...

Leaving behind the social media, along with the city pollution and fast-paced environment, I escaped to the Caribbean’s all-Inclusive resort Curtain Bluff. Located in Antigua and Barbuda, it has consistently ranked among the finest resorts and tennis centers in the world, and is a prime destination for weddings, family gatherings and...

Meet MM.LaFleur, a New York City-based fashion startup founded by Sarah LaFleur and Narie Foster, two former consultants who were tired of dressing in boring pantsuits, in collaboration with Miyako Nakamura, former head designer of Zac Posen. Started in 2013, the brand is tailored to make working women feel fabulous by...

Professional Liability can be complicated and to most is completely unknown. One of the questions I often get is: Why would I need Professional Liability when I already have a general liability policy for my business? General Liability is designed to address exposures relating to personal bodily injury or property...

The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa celebrates the next phase of its newly fashioned Palm Beach luxury philosophy by partnering with Jonathan Adler to redefine the guest experience with rooms full of elegant surprises, including his signature accents to add style, craft, and joy to the lives of resort...

These top-notch travel spots in Northern Territory have managed to unite the luxuries that elite jet-setters expect from the world’s best leisure destinations, with the majestic natural wonders of the Australian outback. Here are top picks for luxury hotels in Northern Territory, Australia:     BANUBANU WILDERNESS RETREAT (BREMER ISLAND, NT) The perfect antidote...

I had an unforgettable opportunity to visit with world-famous rocker Bret Michaels at the unveiling of his themed suite at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Here are some more fun and exploring in the area, for those wanting to make a quick escape to this Mexican beachside gem.   DINING WITH...

Discovering good bourbon is like striking gold. Or double gold, in the case of Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon. THE NAME OF THIS AWARD-WINNING SPIRIT CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION, BUT IT WAS ITS STORY WHAT GOT US REALLY INTERESTED.   Its name hails from historical ties to the Old Fitzgerald brand. It was long...