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How to Pick Food and Wine Pairings That Pack a Punch How to Pick Food and Wine Pairings That Pack a Punch

Don’t Snooze on these Surprising Spring Selections

The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and the year’s first flowers are in bloom -- it’s almost spring, and we can’t wait. It’s time to get outside and fire up the grill in the outdoor kitchen and spend some time with friends and family in the backyard.

This year, we’re especially excited about the fresh seasonal produce and discovering the best food and wine pairings. We've put together this guide to help you find an intriguing wine to emphasize the exciting and indulgent flavors of the season.

Set Sail with the World’s Most Stunning Super Yachts Set Sail with the World’s Most Stunning Super Yachts

A Look at the Best Smart Features on the World’s Luxury Yachts

Nautical exploration is what shaped the world as we know it today. When humanity took to the sea, it led to some of the most significant advancements in civilization, science, and technology.

Because of its significance, it’s been romanticized over and over in literature, movies, and music. As President John F. Kennedy put it: “All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.”

Ships have become yachts; travel for necessity has become travel for pleasure. And that's allowed technology to act in aid of stunning comfort and incredible luxury.

 

Here, we’ll take a glimpse at some of the best smart features of the world’s luxury yachts. Get ready to set sail.

Watches That Add Timeless Style to Your 2019 Look Watches That Add Timeless Style to Your 2019 Look

The Latest, Greatest Watches for Classic Sophistication

It all started with a little rebellion. In the 1540s, Protestant reformer John Calvin rose to power as the head of the church in Geneva. During that time, he banned wearing jewelry throughout Switzerland. It would be one of his most significant acts, though he may not have known it at the time.

That’s because Swiss jewelers weren’t going out quietly. Instead, they learned how to make watches.

The first watches were a kind of spherical pendant -- a stylish and practical addition to your wardrobe. Roughly a century and a half (and a few major technological developments) later, England’s Charles II popularized the waistcoat. To keep up, pendants were flattened and rounded out. Thus, the pocket watch was born.

A few more centuries and one World War later, and the watch migrated to the wrist. What began a bit of a joke (a bracelet that tells time?) was transformed by military pragmatism into an indispensable part of men’s fashion.

Today, wristwatches can do a lot more than just keep track of time. They can make phone calls and control your smart home. They can connect you to a world that’s always online.

But there’s something to be said for a classic timepiece. Here, we’ll show you some of our favorite watch designs to help start your New Year with a timeless look.

Is Your Home Ready for the Holidays? A Checklist Is Your Home Ready for the Holidays? A Checklist

A Guide to Making This Season Special

With Halloween just a few days behind us, you’re probably so full of candy that you haven’t even started thinking about the holiday season.

But Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and the winter holidays aren’t far behind. Before you know it, you’ll be out of time to get ready for the festivities ahead!

Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered. From meal preparation to playlist selection, there are plenty of ways to make your holiday season unforgettable.

That’s why we’ve put together this helpful checklist, to help you get a head start on some of your holiday cheer. In it you’ll find helpful hints for your kitchen, living room, and more.

To get the most out of this season, just keep reading.

Feeling Down? Crank Up the Volume! Feeling Down? Crank Up the Volume!

A Fascinating Way Music Affects Your Mood

How do you deal with a bad day?

Do you spend some time alone, meditating on your problems? Do you relieve stress at the local batting cages?

Well, according to a study by the University of Queensland, you may just want to turn the Metallica up to 11 and bang your head for a while. Sort of.

The study found that, contrary to previous evidence, loud, aggressive music like metal or punk can relieve anger and sadness, and help listeners calm down. It’s just one of the surprising ways music can influence your mood.

What Will This Summer Taste Like? What Will This Summer Taste Like?

Unique Food Trends Poised to Spice Up (and Sweeten) the Season

Summer is almost here. You might be planning a big escape and looking to experience something new this year, but if all you’re focused on is travel, you’re missing one of the best parts of the season.

Of course, we’re talking about all the decadent food trends hitting eateries this year. And they can hit your next dinner party, too.

Here, you’ll find some cool, unique flavors you can experience this summer. Just keep reading to find out more.

Is Your Own Garden the Perfect Spring Oasis? Is Your Own Garden the Perfect Spring Oasis?

Rejuvenate Your Mind in Your Own Backyard

With the weather finally warming up, you’re probably thinking of all the amazing places you can escape to this year. So, what are you doing? Exploring the temples in Bali, catching a movie at the Cinematheque Française?

What if we told you this year’s big relaxation spot was your own backyard? It’s time to enjoy the season in your own private spring garden. Keep reading to find out how can you transform your space into the ultimate spring retreat spot.

3 Unforgettable Destinations You’ll Have to See to Believe 3 Unforgettable Destinations You’ll Have to See to Believe

Your Next Vacation Just Got a Little More Spectacular

Spring has finally arrived and 2018 is in full swing. That means it’s time to start thinking about your next getaway. But where do you go when you can go anywhere?

Easy. You pick the most striking, intriguing and unforgettable places you can find. In fact, we’ve done some of the work for you. Below, you’ll find our top three recommendations for this year’s best high-end vacation destinations.

Keep reading after the jump.

Ring In The New Year With Celebrations Abroad Or At Home Ring In The New Year With Celebrations Abroad Or At Home

Here Are 6 Destinations Sure To Inspire A Memorable New Year’s Eve

December has arrived, and that means the new year is just around the corner.

If you haven’t made plans yet to ring in 2018, why not make this the year you indulge in one of the world’s best New Year’s Eve celebrations?

You can celebrate with hundreds of thousands of people if you desire, or you can tailor your experience to a private setting while still experiencing the festivities.

Below, we explore five destinations perfect for New Year’s Eve and weigh in on another celebration option (one that requires much less travel).

What to Get the Person Who Has Everything What to Get the Person Who Has Everything

Our Recommendations for Gifts that Will Impress

On the hunt for that perfect Christmas gift? It can be tough to find that option that stands out, the gift that your loved one will continue to use all year long.  One of the things we love about smart technology is that there is an option for everyone; it’s a gift that can be personalized to fit any home or person. If you want to go beyond the basics with your gift-giving this year, consider one of these options.

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