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The Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel Openings of 2020 @EliteTraveler

12th December 2019 // By Alex Martin

Take a look at our selection of the most anticipated luxury hotel openings 2020 / ©One&Only

Find out where you should be heading this year to experience the latest in luxury travel. From an eco-tourist’s paradise in the British Virgin Islands to one of the world’s deepest underground hotels in London, Elite Traveler takes you through its pick of the most anticipated luxury hotel openings 2020.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands

Opening: January

Rosewood Little Dix Bay is set inside an idyllic cove / ©Rosewood

Rosewood Little Dix Bay opens in January following a four-year closure and a huge restoration project. It returns with the same big emphasis on eco-tourism. In fact, in many ways, this region gave birth to the booming travel trend. The site was originally developed by conservationist Laurance Rockefeller over half a century ago and has set the standard for conservation ever since. Located on half-mile crescent bay over 500 acres, the resort’s rooms and suites are set just steps from the beach, with 24-hour butler service. Highlights include a cliffside Sense Spa and hilltop yoga platform with panoramic views – and the hexagonal-shaped Tree House Suites, perched on stilts in the lush gardens, with wrap-around terraces for an elevated perspective.

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Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa, Puglia, Italy

Opening: February

Each of Paragon 700’s 11 rooms has been individually designed / ©Paragon

There has never been a better time to visit the hill-top city of Ostuni, set in Italy’s charming southern region of Puglia. Its winding cobbled walkways and whitewash buildings are an Instagrammer’s dream. There is only room for boutique hotels here, and Paragon 700 will in February become the latest luxury offering that Ostuni has to offer. Set in a quintessential Puglian property, the hotel is being meticulously restored to boast 11 individually curated rooms with a cosmopolitan soul. In contrast to the whitewashed buildings of Ostuni, Paragon 700’s red brick façade cocoons a lush garden and swimming pool, a rare green space in the heart of the city, offering a tranquil and exclusive oasis just five-minutes from Ostuni’s main square.

paragon700.com

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, Chao Phraya River

Opening: February

Four Seasons Bangkok will boast beautiful riverside views / ©Four Seasons

Bangkok’s coveted riverside is already home to a number of luxury resorts, but Four Seasons Bangkok will be aiming to set a new standard when it opens in February. With 299 guest rooms including a number of suites, the hotel will sit amongst galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. It will also have its own collection of restaurants and bars as well as a stunning courtyard and an outdoor infinity pool boasting lovely views across the river.

fourseasons.com/bangkok

Pendry West Hollywood

Opening: Spring

Pendry West Hollywood has 149 luxury guestrooms and suites, and 40 residences / ©Montage

Whether its chic boutiques or modern fine dining, there are few hotter places than West Hollywood right now. The ultra-modern Pendry West Hollywood will slot perfectly into this fashionable district with interiors designed by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. The hotel will have 149 luxury guestrooms and suites, and 40 Pendry Residences with full access to the hotel’s services and amenities. Most excitingly of all, the hotel will also be home to a new restaurant from the famed Los Angeles chef Wolfgang Puck. There will also be a private membership club for the city’s elite.

pendry.com/west-hollywood

Cheval Blanc Paris, France

Opening: Spring

Arnaud Donckele will be in charge of Cheval Blanc Paris’s food offering / ©Cheval Blanc

Located in the heart of Paris, on the edge of the River Seine and mere yards from the Louvre, Cheval Blanc Paris will combine historical, cultural and contemporary features inspired by the City of Light. The hotel will be the fifth under the Cheval Blanc brand after Courchevel, Randheli in the Maldives, St-Barth Isle de France and St-Tropez. The Maison will be a residential haven for guests with meticulous French craftsmanship championed wherever possible. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the 36 rooms and 36 suites will offer views of famed landmarks and city life. There will also be a new gourmet experience from the three-Michelin-starred chef Arnaud Donckele. The restaurant will be located on the seventh floor and will have a large terrace offering unrivaled views. Donckele, who has earned the accolade of a 19/20 rating in the Gault Millau guide, is currently in charge of La Vague d’Or restaurant at Cheval Blanc St-Tropez.

chevalblanc.com

Six Senses, New York

Opening: Spring

Six Senses New York will cut a striking image in the banks of the Hudson / ©Xi

A Six Senses property in North America has been a long time coming, but it looks as though it will be worth the wait. Six Senses New York will be housed in two unique, twisting towers designed by world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels in an unparalleled location in between Manhattan’s Hudson River and The High Line. The hotel will have two restaurants that will fall in line with the brand’s approach to health and wellness. They will offer fresh and wholesome dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients. The rooms and suites are designed by Parisian firm Gilles & Boissier to embody contemporary, modern city living wedded to a calm ambiance.

sixsenses.comnew-york

One&Only Mandarina, Mexico

Opening: June

The property has been designed to blend in with the surrounding environment / ©One&Only

The Dubai-based hotel chain One&Only will add to its collection in June with a new property worthy of its ultra-luxury reputation. One&Only Mandarina is being built on a previously undeveloped stretch of coastline along the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. Its spectacular cliff-side setting overlooks the Pacific Ocean and sits on top of the surrounding rainforest. The hotel will be made up of 104 free-standing villas that float above the treetops or perch against the cliffs. The property has been designed to blend in with the surrounding environment and botany experts have been consulted to minimize the impact on the existing natural landscapes.

oneandonlyresorts.com

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Fun Christmas Card Ideas With Dogs @Shutterfly

Written by Shutterfly Last Updated: Dec 11, 2019

When it comes to sending Season’s Greetings, the best Christmas cards include the furry family members. And, as if it wasn’t hard enough to get everyone together for your holiday photo, including your pets adds even more of a challenge. Whether they’re full of energy, need to stay on a leash, or they see a squirrel, there are many obstacles to overcome in order to capture a picture-perfect moment. Although you may be unsure about wrangling your dog into the Christmas portrait this year, once you get the shot, you’ll realize all the slobbery licks to the face were worth it. As you gear up for the holidays, use these Christmas card ideas with dogs along with our top tips and tricks to get the paws-itively perfect family Christmas photos.

Dog Christmas Card Ideas And Tips

Taking a Christmas card photo with adults is one thing, but throwing kids and dogs into the mix can make things much more difficult. However, there are plenty of ways to capture festive photos of your tail-waggers. You just have to get creative. Including everything from outfit ideas, photoshoot locations and tips for getting and keeping your dog’s attention, these are some of the best solutions for taking family photos with your dog.

1. Wear Comfy And Coordinated Clothes. 

Happy family with dog labrador retriever are waiting for the New Year in Santa Claus hats while sitting near beautiful Christmas tree at home.

Before you pose for the camera, you should plan out what your family will be wearing for your Christmas photos. First and foremost, make sure that everyone is wearing clothes that they’re comfortable in and that they don’t mind getting a little dirty. Chances are someone will have to wrangle the dog at some point so just make sure that your outfits aren’t ones that need to be dry cleaned.  There’s something about color coordinating outfits that really ties everything together. If your family is planning on wearing similar colors or patterns, get the same colored accessory for your dog. Even if it’s just a bow or bandana, adding a festive piece to your dog’s attire will make for a very cute touch.

2. Dress Fido For The Occasion. 

If you feel like only adding an accessory isn’t going to do the trick, you can also dress your dog up for the photos. Make sure you avoid putting your dog in something that might harm them or cause any sort of discomfort. Play it safe with reindeer antlers, a Santa hat, or an ugly Christmas sweater, if they’re comfortable with it. Just remember that if your puppy isn’t comfortable there is no way you’ll get the shot. You should also avoid wrapping your dog in Christmas lights or putting him or her in a stocking.

3. Stick Close To Home. 

Cat and dog under a Christmas tree. Pets under plaid for a Holiday card.

On a day that’s filled with capturing special moments and a whole lot of love, a destination photoshoot location may sound appealing. Although, when you’re including your four-legged friends in your photos it can be beneficial to stay closer to home. Your dog is used to his or her daily routine and sticking to where there are familiar smells and surroundings will make it easier for your pup to listen to your commands. Plus, you may even be able to take some shots of your dog off the leash, which will be sure to unleash a whole lot of holiday cheer.

4. Get Your Dog Tired Before The Shoot. 

No matter how calm your puppy may be, it’s still going to be difficult to get him or her to stand still with everyone gathered around. Dogs are a smart breed and will most likely pick up on all of the excitement. With everyone all in one place, it could be easy for your dog to mistake the Christmas photoshoot for playtime. Before you take your Christmas card photo, wear your dog out by going for a walk or playing a game of tug-o-war.

5. How To Get And Keep Fido’s Attention. 

Gay Couple Celebrating Christmas at Home With Their Pets, Dog and Cat.

Consider your dog’s personality when it comes to getting him or her to look at the camera. Having a squeaky toy or something that they want on set could be the perfect distraction for your dog. Most dogs are food-driven so it won’t hurt to keep a couple of extra treats in your pocket. You know your dog better than anyone else so go with what you think will work best. If you’re unsure, set up a trial run and see what you can do to keep your puppy’s attention.

  • If you have someone behind the camera it will make it easier to get your dog to look at the camera lens. Just have the photographer keep a toy or treat near the lens.
  • If you are using a tripod to get your Christmas card shot, designate someone to be in charge of getting your dog’s pose ready while everyone else says cheese.

6. Don’t Forget To Take Breaks. 

Don’t put the toys or tug-o-war rope away after the pre-photoshoot playtime and don’t expect your dog to keep full attention for a whole hour. If you get to take photos for ten minutes, you’re doing great. Set up the shot with praise and treats and after you take a couple of frames, let your dog go crazy. Dogs will be dogs, so remember to have patience.

7. Be Prepared To Take Lots Of Photos. 

Christmas photoshoot with family dog.

Have your photographer take as many photos as possible. Or, if you’re taking your Christmas photos yourself, make sure to set the self-timer a handful of times. You never know which click may end up with the perfect candid shot and most of the time, the best photos are the ones that aren’t posed.

Family Christmas Card Picture Ideas With Dogs

There are many different ways to incorporate your dog into the family Christmas card this year. Use the following Christmas card picture ideas with dogs to help you get the perfect photo. When it comes to your family holiday card photo, if there’s one thing that’s for sure, it is that your furry friend needs to be included. Use the following photo ideas to help you decide how you will incorporate Fido in the family holiday photos.

8. Ready For A Close-Up.

If you have a small dog, pick up your pooch and take advantage of getting warm and snuggly with him or her. On the other hand, if you have a 100 pound Labrador Retriever, don’t attempt to pick him or her up instead, just lean down and get close.

9. Have Your Dog On A Leash With The Family.

If your dog is a little more on the hyper side or if you are taking your Christmas photos at a location that your dog isn’t used to, then it is a good idea to keep him or her on a leash.

10. Use His Or Her Natural Habitat As A Backdrop. 

Taking your photos somewhere your four-legged friend is used to will surely make your pup more comfortable with the camera and all of the excitement. When it comes to location, think backyard, inside the house or a nearby park you frequent often.

11. Use All The Photos You Can Fit.

Holiday card ideas with dogs.

Choose a dog Christmas card that allows you to add multiple photos. If you already have the perfect solo shot of your pup you would like to include in your custom Christmas card then select a card that features multiple photos. This way, you’ll be able to add the family photos you took and also solo shots of the furriest member.

12. Try For An Action Shot In The Snow. 

Nothing says, “Happy Holidays!” quite like a dog dashing through the snow. Action shots can sometimes be the easiest to get since you aren’t trying to keep your dog’s attention or get him or her to sit still and look at the camera. If you live in an area where it doesn’t snow, try out the sand. There’s nothing quite like a beach-themed Christmas card.

13. Have Your Pooch Represent The Whole Family. 

Christmas pug dog with Santa's hat and tie.

If for some reason your family can’t all be in the same place at once to get a Holiday photo, you can send a photo of your dog from everyone.

14. Try A Unique Angle.

Try taking the photo from a new and interesting angle. For example, taking a photo from above to showcase ta Christmas wrapping covered floor would make an excellent holiday card idea. Or get down to their level and take a dog’s eye view photo.

15. Present Them With A New Toy.

Cute golden retriever dog playing with ball at Christmastime.

Highlight the Christmas spirit in your dog’s eyes by giving them a new toy. Take the photo right as the see the gift or as they begin to play with it. Your pup is sure to show some serious gratitude, making it the perfect Christmas photo.

16. Give Them A Sign.

For an extra cute prop, give your pooch a sign to hold up. Whether it says “Merry Christmas!” or “Time to fetch some presents,” your loved ones are sure to love receiving the photos as a Christmas card.

17. Get Silly.

Holiday portrait of a Pitbull and a Sphynx cat in Christmas sweaters with blue snow flake background.

Don’t be afraid to show off the silly side of your pooch. Dress them in an ugly Christmas sweater, pose them in an old-fashioned photoshoot, and capture all the funny expressions they’re sure to make.

Dog Christmas Card Sayings

If you are including your dog in your Christmas card photo you can also go one step further and top of your Christmas messages off with a few dog Christmas card sayings. These are some of the cutest and funniest Christmas card messages that all of your recipients will appreciate. Mix and match these dog-friendly greetings with a few of your own words for a very hairy Christmas sentiment. 

  • We Woof You a Hairy Christmas!
  • Merry Christmas from our Pack to your Pack.
  • Have a fetching Christmas!
  • Unleash the holiday cheer this Christmas!
  • Have a paws-itively amazing Christmas.
  • Sending you pugs and kisses this Christmas
  • Canine I just say…you’re the best!
  • Paws a moment this Christmas to reflect on what the season is all about!
  • Merry Christmas. Hope it’s not too ruff!
  • Hounding you to have a Merry Christmas!
  • Dog bless you this Christmas!
  • Sending you all our puppy love this Christmas!
  • Happy howlidays! Hope Santa Paws brings you lots of treats.
  • Santa’s little yelper wants to wish you a Merry Christmas.
  • Have a warm and fuzzy holiday!
  • Wishing you Peace, Love, and Licks!
  • Johnson Family Tails of 2016
  • Have a Doggone Christmas!
  • I’ll do anything for a Cookie.
  • Deck the Paws.
  • Wreck the Halls!
  • Fur you, From us.
  • Feliz Navidog.
  • Yappy Holidays and a Happy New Year
  • It’s never chew late to wish you a Happy Holidays.

Resources Related To Dog Christmas Cards

Pets are a special part of your family and your holiday cards should reflect that. These pet Christmas card ideas and tips will not only help you make your Christmas card unique but also make it a lot easier to achieve the Christmas photos you envisioned. Once you’ve got the perfect shot, send out your perfect Christmas card to show off your furry friend for all to see. 

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The Patio of the Hôtel de Paris is transformed into a “Christmas village” @LaGazetteDeMonaco

For parties, the mythical palace welcomes in its Patio a festive space in the colours of Christmas where mingle among the fir trees, luxury and tradition, gourmet and crafts, shopping and entertainment until January 5th, 2020, from 10am to 7pm with night-time on Fridays and Saturdays until 9pm.

Fun and friendly workshops lasting 2 hours will be offered to visitors. They will address various themes such as cooking (preparation of sweet or savoury specialties), floral art, illustration, perfume or the making of Christmas decorations. And a personal creation per participant is key for each animation!

In the evening, every Saturday, artistic performances will amaze the senses of the visitors.

From 6pm an electro jazz vibe will echo in the Patio, followed by the show Aile Emoi by the Compagnie Rêverie Danse Verticale, at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Visitors will also be tempted by the gourmet greenhouse and its Christmas delights, to enjoy on the spot or take away.

And at nightfall, the greenhouse will become an ephemeral restaurant where visitors can dine under the stars and in the heart of the Hôtel de Paris.

The entire programme is available here.

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Spectacular Objects, Trips and Experiences for the Person Who Has Everything @RobbReport

A one-stop-shop for the most exceptional, bespoke presents available anywhere in the world.

BY THE EDITORS ON NOVEMBER 22, 2019

The Ultimate Gift Guide
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This collection of gifts is a fine example of what Robb Report stands for: excellence, access and exclusivity.

A horse-riding master class from equestrian superstar Jessica Springsteen? We can make that happen. Rocking out with Aerosmith at a closed-door rehearsal for the annual gala for MusiCares, the Grammys’ charity (you get to go to the actual gala, and the Grammys, as well)? Sure, no problem.

How about a round of golf with chef Thomas Keller or a whiz round a private racetrack with three-time Indy 500 winner Hélio Castroneves? We can make that happen. A meeting in Switzerland with cult watchmaker François-Paul Journe to receive your own F. P. Journe masterpiece? Or we can arrange for you to train—and then dine, because it can’t be all sweat and toil—with members of the 2020 US Olympic squad at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.

You won’t find any of these gifts anywhere else. That’s why it’s the Ultimate Gift Guide.

The Perfect Porsche Reimagined by Singer

1990 Porsche 911 restored and modified by Singer Vehicle Design
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We’ve taken the guesswork out of what to get your favorite car collector—with the help of Los Angeles–based Singer Vehicle Design. The boutique design-and-restoration house is offering one Robb Report reader the opportunity to own a Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer through the latest results of its Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS), and to partake in exclusive driving experiences with the Singer team.

Singer founder Rob Dickinson has teamed with Robb Report on a unique interpretation of the German marque’s air-cooled 911 variant, the 964 (built from 1989 through 1993), one of only 75 examples to receive DLS services.

“The Dynamics and Lightweighting Study represents a pursuit of the most advanced air-cooled 911 in the world,” says Dickinson. “In our 10th-anniversary year, I’m delighted that we’re able to offer one Robb Report enthusiast the opportunity to collaborate in reimagining their personal vision for this iconic sports car.”

Developed from a customer-supplied donor car (not included), the vehicle will comprise full carbon-fiber bodywork featuring visible carbon fiber for the exterior; a 500 hp, 4.0-liter, air-cooled flat-six engine mated to a six-speed gearbox with magnesium casing; and advanced aerodynamics that include an optimized rear ducktail and ram-air induction system.

As for the aniline-leather interior, think polished nickel for the trim, a titanium gear shifter and an 18-karat-gold tachometer, among other accents. Specifications will be outlined during the recipient’s in-house consultation and dinner with Dickinson himself. (A number of bespoke special wishes can be accommodated at additional cost.)

Singer’s Robb Report present also includes a private track experience with its test driver Marino Franchitti, complete with a keepsake open-faced helmet and race suit, as well as VIP access to the 2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, in July, and the invitation to ride shotgun with Singer during the event’s famed hill climb competition. Did we mention the nearly six-figure Track 1 DLS Edition carbon-fiber chronograph? It will match the car and make the gift, you know, even more timely. Viju Matthew

Starting at $2.75 million, the gift offer expires February 15, 2020. Deb Pollack, deb@singervehicledesign.com

Celebrate Aerosmith’s Golden Anniversary at the MusiCares Gala and the Grammys

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry with Aerosmith performs during the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest
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Fifty years of anything is impressive. Fifty years in one of the most explosive and debauched rock bands in American history is, frankly, remarkable. So it’s a serious hat tip to Aerosmith as they reach this particular anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, the band will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year at a special benefit gala held two days before the Grammy Awards in January in LA. Previous honorees include Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton and Aretha Franklin. It promises to be a spectacular night, with a silent auction of VIP experiences and memorabilia, followed by a tribute concert featuring renowned musicians playing their favorite Aerosmith tracks.

Robb Report has teamed with MusiCares, the Grammys’ charity, which affords musicians and others in the industry critical assistance during times of difficulty, to offer a reader an exclusive package. You will receive a pair of platinum tickets to the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala, an escorted walk down the red carpet at the event, unique access to the MusiCares Person of the Year rehearsal (which until now has been a closed event), plus a pair of platinum tickets to the Grammys and the Grammys’ after-party. Paul Croughton

BUY NOW: $35,000

This item is available on Robb Report’s boutique on Paddle8 starting November 25. For more information: robbreport@paddle8.com or 917-746-9845, ext. 3298. If you purchase a gift through our partnership with Paddle8, we may earn a commission.

Insider Access to Auction Napa Valley

Briana Marie Photography for Napa Valley Vintners | www.brianamarie.com
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Each June, America’s winemaking elite gather in Napa Valley to bid on some of the world’s finest vintages. This year, while being serenaded by Katy Perry, bidders at Auction Napa Valley raised nearly $12 million for local nonprofits. One bidder pledged $475,000 for a lot that included six magnums of Opus One – the cult 1979 Bordeaux blend created by Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild – plus a trip to Paris and Bordeaux, a wine tasting and dinner with the Rothschild family and a custom brooch from Van Cleef & Arpels.

Two Robb Report readers can join this exclusive auction celebration in June. Your base for four nights will be Meadowood Napa Valley, a luxury resort and private club with a three-Michelin-starred restaurant.

The celebrations will kick off with a private supper soirée, where you’ll delve into a special selection of wines from the deepest recesses of Napa’s cellars and take home four bottles of your choice.

Then comes the Napa Valley Barrel Auction at Raymond Vineyards. You’ll sample wines from 100 barrels, meet the winemakers and bid for cases, then enjoy a private vintner-hosted dinner. Save some energy for the big live auction celebration on the final day. Lucy Alexander

$30,000 per couple. Book by January 15. 

Exclusive Glass Chandelier From Pelle

Exclusive Glass Chandelier From Pelle
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In Manhattan’s Flatiron design district, husband-and-wife team Oliver and Jean Pelle design and build contemporary sculptural furniture and lighting. The couple met while studying for their master’s in architecture at Yale, and their work blends artistic innovation with a solid underpinning of engineering expertise.

Each item is sketched by hand, modeled and repeatedly tested before being individually handcrafted to order. The benchmark is that the piece be “useful and delightful,” Jean says. Since setting up Pelle in 2011, the small team has won several design awards and exhibited at Milan’s Salone del Mobile and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Pelle is offering Robb Report readers the chance to be first to buy its new Delft Palm Bubble Chandelier, a cascade of glass globes clinging to a central stem, decorated with Jean’s hand-painted botanical illustrations of palm fronds. The name alludes to the iconic cobalt blue of hand-painted delftware ceramics from the Netherlands. “It sits with you well because it’s a shade of blue that has been used for centuries all around the world, from the Middle East and China and then Europe,” she says.

The elongated, linear composition is ideal in a stairwell or loft and can be used in place of a floor lamp. Metal hardware can be ordered in any finish, and the fixture features five specially developed LED bulbs that, like incandescent bulbs, glow with a soft warmth. Lucy Alexander

From $13,600; $34,000 as shown. 212-645-2602, sales@pelledesigns.comCommission a Sneakertopia Museum Artist to Create an Original Piece

Sneakertopia Original Piece
COURTESY OF SNEAKERTOPIA

When Sneakertopia popped up in LA this fall, sneakerheads rejoiced. The museum celebrates not only some of the world’s most famous models from some of the world’s most high-profile collectors but also original work created by artists obsessed with them. Sneakertopia, which will be traveling to New York, Chicago and the Bay Area after its LA stint, is offering one Robb Report reader the chance to work directly with mosaic artist Jason Dussault, who has nine mosaics in the exhibition, including odes to Nike Air Force 1 and Reebok Shaqnosis. Dussault, who is represented by Manhattan’s HG Contemporary and London’s Maddox Gallery, uses tile, paint, grout, resin, vintage porcelain and even 24-karat gold paint to create these three-dimensional pieces.

Within each mosaic sits the shoe being depicted, so inside his sculpture of the Nike Mags, for example—a sneaker valued at $15,000 on the collectors’ market and worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future—is the actual piece. “The Nike Mags remind us that no one’s future has been written yet,” Dussault says. You’ll get to write a bit of it with this gift, however. Dussault will meet you at the museum for a private guided tour, and then together you can plan a custom, one-off mosaic. The gift includes a VIP membership to Sneakertopia as it tours the country. Janice O’Leary

Starting at $65,000, depending on size and scope of final project. Please contact concierge@sneakertopia.com to be put in touch directly with the museum’s curator.

A Stefano Ricci Wardrobe and Atelier Visit

Stefano Ricci
COURTESY OF STEFANO RICCI

It’s one thing to be a fan of a particular brand’s clothing but quite another to know a brand personally. And that is the opportunity luxury lifestyle label Stefano Ricci is offering a Robb Report reader. The family-owned company, known for dressing statesmen and artists, is providing not just a wardrobe but also an exclusive chance to be welcomed to Florence as a guest of the family, to witness what a Ricci spokesman calls the brand’s “100 percent made-in-Italy” manufacturing process. Your day will include a tour of the nearly 97,000-square-foot headquarters, lunch with a family member and an appointment with the brand’s master tailor, who will help you select the finest fabrics and guide you through your wardrobe experience.

And it’s quite the experience. You will be measured for three made-to-measure ensembles: a formal outfit, specifically a suit, shirt, hand-printed silk tie, leather belt and shoes; sportswear, namely a jogging suit in an exclusive wool-silk blend, with a zip polo, leather trainers and Vigor sunglasses; and black tie, consisting of a peak-lapel tuxedo, shirt, handmade silk bow tie and velvet dress shoes. Also included will be a handmade leather duffle bag, an exclusive travel humidor containing OpusX Stefano Ricci cigars and, finally, a leather cigar set that has a cigar cutter and lighter. It’s the ultimate collection, befitting one of Italy’s most esteemed names in luxury. And, of course, you. Paul Croughton

$50,000, including a night’s accommodation in a luxury hotel (airfare not included); Julian Balea, julian.balea@stefanoricci.com

Blend Your Own Cognac

Camus Cognac
COURTESY OF CAMUS

Camus is a family Cognac house based at Château du Plessis in the Borderies cru, the oldest of the six official Cognac terroirs in the Charentes region of western France. Five generations of the Camus family have cultivated the 690-acre estate since 1863, including a period as official Cognac supplier to the czar. In an industry dominated by multinational conglomerates, Camus is one of the last major Cognac producers to remain independent and family-run.

Last year, the family established its Atelier Rarissimes workshop, where it produces elite Cognacs housed in specially crafted cases. Camus is offering up to four Robb Report readers the chance to stay at the château, tour the vineyards and cellars and create an exclusive Cognac blend. (If you prefer, you can choose from a selection of exclusive vintages.) The bottle and case can also be designed to your personal specifications. With such options as crystal, precious metals, porcelain, rare woods and rich leathers, you can refine every aspect down to the last detail. Lucy Alexander

From $11,000 per person for a two-day stay, including all meals and exclusive Cognac, bottle and case, depending on materials. Alison Adams-Bonnin, a.adams@camus.fr, atelier.rarissimes@camus.frThe Ultimate Foodie Meal Plan

Truffle Tuber melanosporum mushrooms
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Ian Purkayastha is New York’s preeminent supplier of rare and exotic foods to Michelin-starred restaurants. His company, Regalis Foods, is the go-to importer for white Italian truffles, Russian caviar and a range of obscure ingredients, from mulberries grown in the foothills of the Hindu Kush to a black vinegar made from Korean marsh snails.

For Robb Report readers who like to host on a grand scale, Purkayastha has designed an exceptionally extravagant meal delivery subscription plan. Less Blue Apron and more Marie Antoinette, the ingredients will arrive on your doorstep quarterly, each reflecting the best of each season and sufficient to feed 15 to 20 hungry guests.

Every box of delicacies will contain a minimum of 4 pounds of caviar, 2.2 pounds of truffles, 10 pounds of live fish or shellfish, 10 to 12 pounds of specialty meats and 10 pounds of wild foraged mushrooms, with extras including mother-of-pearl spoons and 24-karat-gold truffle shavers. Seasonal variations include French Burgundy truffles, live red king crabs from Norway (delivered in a box of straw with piped-in oxygen) and Spanish Ibérico suckling pigs. Lucy Alexander

$49,000 per year; for an additional $25,000, Purkayastha will hand-deliver one of the four shipments and personally prepare a lavish meal for your guests. 718-361-8860, questions@regalisfoods.com

Golf and Dine With Thomas Keller

Chef Thomas Keller
PHOTO : MICHAEL BUCKNER

Chef Thomas Keller is California’s original culinary icon, holder of seven Michelin stars and America’s preeminent purveyor of French haute cuisine. Out of the kitchen, he’s to be found teeing up at Silverado Resort in Napa Valley, where one Robb Report reader and three guests are invited to join him for a round of golf before a meal at the French Laundry, regularly voted one of the world’s best restaurants.

The experience starts the night before, when your party will join Keller for dinner at one of his collection of Yountville restaurants: Choose from the classic French bistro Bouchon, American comfort food at Ad Hoc or modern Mexican at La Calenda. Relax at a luxury Napa Valley hotel, your home for two nights.

The next morning, you’ll join Keller for a round at Silverado, home to the annual Safeway Open on the PGA Tour. That evening, arrive in style at the French Laundry, courtesy of the restaurant’s private car service. Enjoy an exquisite tasting menu personally curated by Keller and chef de cuisine David Breeden, with wine chosen by head sommelier Erik Johnson. Keller will send you home with a very special French Laundry gift bag, including a signed cookbook. Lucy Alexander

$100,000, to be donated to Ment’or, a nonprofit organization that supports and trains young American chefs in their pursuit of culinary excellence. Accommodations and all food and drinks are included; robbreport@frenchlaundry.com

The Haas Brothers’ Little Monsters

Haas Brothers’ Little Monsters
COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

If you haven’t yet procured a piece from the Haas Brothers, well, the time is now. This month, the duo—whose products are as much collectible artworks as functional designs—are expanding their collection with home-goods company L’Objet, boasting bright new colorways that match the objects’ whimsical, zoomorphic forms. Our pick of the creepy-crawly litter is a bright container that’s likely to liven up your deskside—if, of course, it doesn’t scuttle away first. The vessel will be available at L’Objet’s pop-up at Maxfield in Los Angeles this month, but for Robb Report readers who’d rather not make the trip, we have a direct line for placing orders. Helena Madden

$950, info@maxfieldla.com

A Weekend at the Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari SH71 during qualifying for the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix
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The Monaco Grand Prix is a jewel in the crown of the royal city-state, ruled for more than 600 years by the Grimaldi dynasty, who oversaw the inauguration of the Grand Prix in 1929 and present the trophy to this day.

The Formula 1 race, considered the most prestigious, glamorous and technically challenging in the motor-racing calendar, takes place along vertiginous hairpin turns that wind from the hills to the waterfront and brings the tax haven to a standstill for a weekend each May.

One Robb Report reader and a friend can get close enough to smell the burning rubber from the VIP hospitality suite at the 2020 Grand Prix, courtesy of Roadtrips and the Automobile Club de Monaco, the event’s governing body. After helicopter transfer from Nice, you’ll have a 360-degree view of the circuit as it snakes through the streets and tunnels of the pocket-size principality. Visit the pit lane and take to the racetrack with a professional driver, tackling the chicanes and tight corners that have defeated many a champion—though hopefully avoiding the fate of Paul Hawkins and Alberto Ascari, two drivers who ended up in the harbor.

Stay for four nights at the five-star Hôtel Hermitage; dine nearby at Le Louis XV, Alain Ducasse’s Michelin-three-star restaurant; and take a private guided city tour. Following the Grand Prix, join the revelry at the Amber Lounge VIP after-party alongside F1 drivers and the Monaco beau monde. Lucy Alexander

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Sculptural Bookends

Vincent Pocsik Sculptural Bookends
COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

Yes, bookends can sometimes tell as compelling a story as the tomes they shelve. That’s designer Vincent Pocsik’s thinking, anyway. His sculptural stands tell a tale of fiery destruction, depicting the exact moment in which melting bronze solidifies once again. It’s a downright drippy form, one that by now is par for the course for Pocsik, as his work has a history of twisting conventional materials into surrealistic, fluid shapes. Here, the aesthetic serves as an unexpected beginning and end to your library’s narrative. For Robb Report readers, Pocsik will also sign his molten creations. Helena Madden

$700, sarah@lawsonfenning.com

Commission a Custom Wallpaper or Finish

Yolande Milan Batteau Wallpaper
COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

The world’s top decorators know that the surface of a wall—be it plastered, lacquered or swathed in leather—can say as much about taste as the painting hanging on it or the furniture in front of it. That’s where Yolande Milan Batteau comes in. The designer makes finishes and papers the old-fashioned way, adopting ancient techniques gleaned from deep readings of Renaissance painters’ writings. “I was getting commissions to create things that no one knew how to make anymore, so I turned to the old masters, and I became obsessed with the materiality of painting,” she says. “Now all my materials are imported from Italy, and we use as many earth pigments as possible.”

Her violets are, with a few exceptions, synthetic—crafting its hue organically requires boiling thousands of snails in vats for days on end. The rest, however, are decidedly all-natural.

Don’t mistake Batteau for being stuck in the past, though. She and her studio, Callidus Guild, have long innovated for a slew of prestige clients, crafting one-of-a-kind walls that are sometimes so intricate they resemble minimalist paintings all on their own. Want a surface that incorporates nine-karat white-gold leaves? Batteau has done it before—for Tiffany—and to make it truly shine, she has one of the few craftsmen with the right machinery on speed dial (he’s in Germany). Looking for an earthier sensibility? The artist-designer has made walls out of ceramic, from scratch, using a Japanese anagama kiln. And for four Robb Report readers, she’s eager to create new custom wallpapers or finishes, with some inspiration from the ancients, of course. Put her skills and your creativity to the test by dreaming up something that no one has ever done before—she’s more than game. Helena Madden

$60,000 for a room, studio@callidusguild.com, 718-783-0329

Rare First Editions of Adam Smith and Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin
COURTESY OF JOHN WINDLE

What to buy for the man or woman who has everything—and has even read everything? Might we recommend a rare book. As John Windle, a San Francisco–based antiquarian bookseller and dealer in medieval manuscripts, puts it, part of the magic of a first edition is that “it’s pretty much a certainty that the recipient doesn’t already have one.”

Windle is giving Robb Report readers the opportunity to buy rare first editions of two of the most important books ever published: An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith, and On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, by Charles Darwin.

The Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, is the foundation text of modern economics. The treatise by the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher was the first to encapsulate the liberal economic theory that developed into capitalism; Smith’s description of “the invisible hand” of the free market was profoundly influential to America’s founding fathers. The first edition contains contemporary handwritten annotations. On the Origin of Species introduced the theory of evolution when it was published in 1859; it is widely regarded as the most important scientific book ever written.

As well as acquiring the books, which can be done separately, you will have a private consultation with Windle on “the general concept of collecting famous rare books, what is worthy of your attention and money, how to buy privately from dealers or at auction and the care and feeding of your library.” Lucy Alexander

Smith: $187,500, Darwin: $125,000. Consultation is free at John Windle’s bookshop, or $350 per hour elsewhere, plus expenses. John Windle, 415-986-5826 or john@johnwindle.com

Iconic Bauhaus Lamp

Midgard TYP 113 desk lamp
COURTESY OF MIDGARD/AMEICO

To celebrate the centennial of the Bauhaus, German manufacturer Midgard has reissued one of its classics: the TYP 113 desk lamp. More commonly referred to as the Whip for its tubular steel arm, the new incarnation has updated internal wiring but looks identical to the fixtures that once clamped onto the Bauhaus’s studio desks. While scouring its archives ahead of the release, Midgard discovered a surplus of the original E27 rotary sockets, dating back to the 1930s, and decided to use them for a limited edition, with each lamp numbered and equipped with one of the vintage sockets that includes an on/off switch. Snap these collector’s items up while you can, though—only 100 are available. Helena Madden

$4,200. Ameico, Jeannette Purdy, jeannette@ameico.com

Masa Dinnerware

PHOTO : COURTESY OF MASA

33. Have Dinner With Chef Masa—and Take Home the Dishes

Lusting after a restaurant’s tableware? Good news: tea cups, sushi plates and glass carafes from one of the most exclusive establishments in New York are now yours for the buying—no reservation required. Designed by chef Masayoshi Takayama and long used at his eponymous Japanese “joint,” Masa, the collection is composed of earthy elements such as clay ceramic and draws its inspiration from nature. But it’s not all form and no function—the pieces are as much inspired by Takayama’s culinary experience as they are by lava rocks and lotus flowers. One plate, for instance, has large holes in it; Takayama made the porous platter to keep fried foods from getting too soggy. “I couldn’t find the perfect dish for this,” the chef adds. “So, I just designed it myself.” But what good is a plate without something delicious on it? Chef Masa is inviting one Robb Report reader and three guests to enjoy a dinner with him at his restaurant, where he or she can select 10 tableware pieces for purchase. Helena Madden

Starting at $4,000. Contact Jeannette Park for more details. jpark@masanyc.com, 212-823-9807.

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Gift Ideas for Pets ! @TandCmag

Because our four-legged family members like presents too!

By Lauren Hubbard, Nov 8, 2019

Does your pet really need a luxury bed or perfectly festive sweater? Probably not. But when it comes to gift-giving, even your pet (or should we say especially your pet) deserves a lavish show of your love. Here, we’ve rounded up our all-time favorite gifts to treat your dog or cat.

Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed

COURTESY K&H Pet Product
amazon.com $63.65

Give your favorite pup a warm place to rest their head with this cozy heated bed. 

Embroidered Velvet Pet Stocking

Sudha Pennathur
saksfifthavenue.com $30,00

We’re sure you won’t find a lump of coal in these precious velvet stockings.

Holiday Gingerbread House Cat Scratcher

Companion Gear
chewy.com $13.99

This cozy gingerbread house scratcher doubles as holiday decor. 

Cuddly-Coat Grooming Shampoo

Kiehl’s
$24.00

Keep them looking shiny and silky with this luxe dog shampoo.

Santa Mouse and Reindeer Cat Toy

OurPets
chewy.com $7.99

Look out Rudolf! These plush cat toys will keep your feline friend entertained all season.  

Isabella Blush Pet Bed

Haute House
$1 399,00

For the pet who accepts nothing less than the best. 

Dog DNA Test

Embark
$199.00 $129.00 (35% off)

If you’ve ever wondered about Fido’s pedigree, this DNA test can help you figure out your furry friend’s heritage.

Gingerbread House Hide & Seek Plush Dog Toy

Frisco
chewy.com $13.99

Some cute holiday themed toys are just what your pup needs to get into the seasonal spirit. 

Puppy Uppers Treat Canister

Jonathan Adler
$138.00

This elegant striped canister is one treat container you won’t mind displaying.  

Ambush Interactive Cat Toy

PetFusion
amazon.com $22.95

Make your indoor cat feel like a master hunter with a toy that keeps them guessing , like this one which sends an enticing feather popping out of its openings at random intervals—like a kitty version of Whack A Mole.

Cornelia Dog Sofa

Archie & Oscar
wayfair.com $196.99

Doesn’t your four-legged family deserve a sofa as beautiful as yours? 

Rugged Quilted Dog Blanket

L.L.Bean $49.95

It may be cold outside, but your dog won’t be with this ultra-plush quilted blanket. 

Lauren Hubbard is a freelance writer and Town & Country contributor who covers beauty, shopping, entertainment, travel, home decor, wine, and cocktails. Read the full article by Town & Country here

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Monaco’s Christmas & New Year Festivities 2019-2020 @RoveMeTo

If you are looking for something special for New Year’s Eve, Monaco has plenty to offer

Christmas & New Year Festivities in Monaco 2020 - Best Time
Photo by©Gilles Couturier

Winter holidays are the time for people to get rid of their everyday issues and try to relax. Monaco is famous for its Christmas markets, indoor parties, outdoor celebrations, parades, concerts, and activities for children. This country is the leader in entertaining activities, due to its numerous casinos and beautiful seashore.

Monaco Christmas Market 2020
Monaco Christmas Market
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On Christmas Eve, Monaco becomes the centre of special performances and gala dinners. Most hotels and restaurants offer special packages and organize colourful parties.

New Year’s Eve is equally impressive with its parties all over Monte-Carlo. It might be hard to choose where to celebrate. One of the best places to meet the new year at the stroke of midnight is the shining Casino Square.

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End-of-Decade-Worthy New Year’s Eve Experiences Around the World @RobbReport

These over-the-top celebrations from New York to the Maldives will have you toasting 2020 with proper fanfare.

By Devorah Lev-Tov ON DECEMBER 2, 2019

Burj Al Arab Jumeriah Dubai New Year's Eve
COURTESY OF BURJ AL ARAB JUMERIAH

It’s the end of a decade, the end of an era. As 2019 comes to a close and we prepare to welcome 2020 with hopeful hearts, it only makes sense to send off the last year—and last ten years—in style. A simple soiree won’t do this time around. Instead, think bigger: We’re talking two celebrations in two time zones via private jet, an epic house party at one of London’s toniest hotels, and a private party in Dubai for you and 49 of your closest friends. Here are 11 New Year’s Eve celebrations at luxury hotels worth splurging on—after all, how many times do you get to don your finest duds, pop the bubbly, and send off a decade?

Private Fly Package, Sydney, Australia, to Honolulu, Hawaii

fireworks New Year's Eve Sydney Harbour Bridge
COURTESY PRIVATE FLY

Since a decade New Year’s only comes along once every ten years, may as well celebrate twice, right? Private Fly’s New Year’s Eve Twice Package will fly up to eight people from Sydney, Australia to Honolulu, Hawaii in a Gulfstream G650ER, the world’s fastest flying private charter jet. Start off in Sydney, where you can catch the fireworks bursting over the famous Sydney Harbor Bridge at midnight. Then depart Sydney at 2am on the jet—which will be stocked with whatever food and drinks you request—and arrive in Honolulu at 8:30pm, ready to party all over again. From $275,000 for eight passengers.

Burj Al Arab Jumeriah, Dubai

Burj Al Arab Jumeriah Dubai New Year's Eve
COURTESY OF BURJ AL ARAB JUMERIAH

Want to ring in the new decade with 49 of your closest friends and family? Rent Burj Al Arab Jumeirah’s outdoor private event space, Palm Garden, for a little over $81,000, and the space is yours for the night. Celebrate with up to 50 people, including cocktails, a sit-down dinner, a countdown with Champagne, and incredible views of Dubai’s fireworks display from one of the highest points in the world. Dance under the stars as DJ performances and live entertainment continue into the early hours for 2020. Starting at $81,000; call the hotel to book.

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Whitsunday Islands

Inter Continental Hayman Island Resort Australia New Year's Eve
COURTESY OF INTERCONTINENTAL HAYMAN ISLAND RESORT

Ring in 2020 alongside Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, home to some of the whitest sand in the world. The InterContinental Hayman Island Resort’s New Year’s Eve experience for two  begins with a sunset helicopter trip to picture-perfect Whitehaven Beach where a bottle of Champagne awaits. Chopper back to the resort and settle into one of four private cabanas for live entertainment, indulgent seafood, loads more drinks, and front-row seats to stunning fireworks lighting up the star-filled dark sky. $1,350 per adult; just four packages for two people each are available.

The Little Nell, Aspen

The Little Nell, Aspen New Year's Eve
COURTESY OF THE LITTLE NELL
A legendary luxury hotel in snowy Aspen, The Little Nell is known for its epic New Year’s parties, and this year they’ll be going all out for their 30th anniversary. For those who want to be surrounded by other party-goers, the Dom Pérignon Party will transform the hotel into a chic circus with musical acts, dancers, and acrobats. Mingle in the Hennessy Lounge to the sounds of All That Jazz Sextet and dance to DJ Cyn in the Belvedere Lounge. The Dom Pérignon Lounge will host dueling DJs Niiko and Swae, while an Ice Bar will serve shots of Hennessy Cognac paired with freshly made donuts. Count down to midnight with a fire show leading up to sparkling fireworks over Aspen Mountain. From $650 per person, including bottomless Dom Pérignon, access to top-shelf liquor, canapés, oysters, and a cheese bar.

For a more private affair, book the VIP Cliquot Cats experience, either for the 8pm or midnight fireworks show. Arrive to a private Veuve Clicquot lounge in the Silver Queen Gondola Building with a DJ and drinks. Next, board your private snowcat (one of three available) to be driven to an exclusive seating area overlooking Aspen, complete with chairs, plush blankets, and a glowing fire pit. Here, you’ll be greeted by your dedicated host, who will serve Champagne, caviar, and blinis while you enjoy your front row seats to the fireworks show over Aspen Mountain. Rates are $12,000 per snowcat, which seats 12; drinks and food included.

Faena, Miami Beach

COURTESY OF FAENA, MIAMI BEACH

Miami is never a bad choice for a party, and the over-the-top Faena doesn’t skimp on celebrations. This year’s New Year’s Eve party theme is Tropical Baroque, combining the drama and glamour of Europe’s Baroque period with South American romance. The festivities begin at the hotel’s gilded Cathedral, where guests are greeted with Champagne and cocktails along with live performances. A decadent multi-course feast awaits at your choice of restaurants (pre-fixe dinner from $650 per person); choose Francis Mallmann’s Los Fuegos and indulge in black truffle and artichoke carpaccio, Osetra caviar and Hanging A5 Wagyu tenderloin, or dine at Pao on the ocean view terrace to savor dishes like Alaskan King Crab with trout roe and white truffle and smoked kama congee. After dinner, head to the Living Room or Tree of Life (tables from $500) and dance the night away. As the clock counts down to midnight, meet at Damien Hirst’s Golden Mammoth sculpture on the beach for exciting live musical performances (from Keba and the Usual Suspects, Jahzel Dotell, and Cimafunk), a dazzling fireworks display, and a few surprises along the way. Tickets from $250.

Palais Coburg, Vienna

Palais Coburg Vienna New Year's Eve
COURTESY OF PALAIS COBURG

Ring in the new year like the royalty you are at this palace hotel in Old World Vienna. Palais Coburg will adopt a Golden Twenties theme for the 2020 party, beginning with a gala dinner at either Clementine Im Glashaus ($325 for a seven-course meal with wine, a Champagne toast at midnight, and party admission) or in the Staterooms with star chef Silvio Nickel, who will share his best creations from 2019 ($875 for nine courses with Champagne toast, additional $770 for rare wine pairing, inclusive of Champagne toast and party admission.). At midnight, head to the Grand Portico Terrace for Champagne and fireworks to the sounds of the Blue Danube Waltz and the bells of Stephen’s Cathedral. Afterward, the party continues in the lobby with a specially choreographed performance by members of the Vienna State Opera Ballet. Keep celebrating into the early hours at the Golden Twenties main party, featuring two bars, visual effects, and a DJ. Starting to flag? Not to worry: The hotel keeps with Austrian tradition, offering sausages and goulash in the early hours to boost energy levels.

The Knickerbocker, New York City

The Knickerbocker New York City New Year's Eve rooftop Times Square
COURTESY OF THE KNICKERBOCKER

The Knickerbocker is renowned for its epic New Year’s Eve party, which always offers the best and closest (just 150 feet away) view of the Ball Drop in Times Square, but is still pleasantly away from the fray. In addition to the party on its St. Cloud rooftop, the hotel offers a $150,000 New Year’s Eve Experience that gets you more than bragging rights. The VIP experience includes luxury accommodations in one of the hotel’s four Tribute Suites, dinner at Charlie Palmer, VIP access to the New Year’s Eve party atop Times Square on the St. Cloud rooftop (with reserved seating in a private, illuminated Sky Pod), a dedicated butler for any food and beverage service, premium bottle service and top-shelf libations, personal luxury velour throws and hand warmers to keep you warm, a Champagne toast at midnight, and live entertainment all night long. Package starts at $150,000.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Maldives

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas New Year's Eve
COURTESY OF ANANTARA KIHAVAH MALDIVES VILLAS

If you want to get away from it all but still party until the fish come home, book a stay at one of the over-water villas at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas over New Year’s. To mark the occasion, a Moulin Rouge themed party will bring cabaret performances, live music, and fireworks to the idyllic island. Start the night with craft cocktails and a gala dinner in the company of stilt walkers, contortionists, fire shows and aerial acrobatics. After dinner, head to the party at SKY and count down under the millions of stars as fireworks light up the sky. Tickets $850 per adult and $425 per child.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Kona Hawaii New Year's Eve
COURTESY FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI

Get ready to hula you way into the next decade at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. The Kona hotel is hosting a Havana Nights New Year’s Eve Gala, complete with a rum bar, vintage cars for Cuban street vibes, and a cigar roller. Tasty Cuban bites include Cuban tamales, yuca frita, ceviche, lomo saltado, camaronep, Paella de langosta, pollo asada, flan de coco, and arroz con leche. The party, which is held at the grand entrance of the resort overlooking the signature pool and the ocean, will also feature live music by the band Impulse and a poem composer who types custom poems on the spot on a vintage typewriter. Stick around for the private fireworks show at midnight. From $395 per person.

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, Cabo San Lucas

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel Cabo San Lucas Mexico New Year's Eve
COURTESY OF THE CAPE

The New Year’s Eve party at The Cape is ideal for foodies and music lovers who also appreciate epic ocean views. The evening starts with a lavish dinner ($268 per person) prepared by multi-award-winning Chef Enrique Olvera at his restaurant on property, Manta. This year, he’s bringing the spirit of his famous restaurant Pujol for a one-night-only mash-up menu of both dining hotspots. After dinner, head to the rooftop party for musical performances by Breakbot & Irfane, Yuksek, and Aeroplane. while El Arco loom in the background. The morning after, The Cape is hosting The Cure Day, a poolside barbecue. Entrance to party from $225 per person, $450 per person for private cabana.

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