Looking For Global Real Estate: Buy Shanghai

Over the last five years of observing and reporting on the Chinese housing market, one thing is certain. China real estate is beyond bubble. It’s post-bubble. Or even bubble-proof. With the urbanization trend still in effect, and with real estate the preferred investment for a growing middle class who don’t have enough money to shuffle … More Looking For Global Real Estate: Buy Shanghai

Step Into Seattle’s Underground With New Pioneer Square Cocktail Bar

A new subterranean bar called The Sovereign will hit Pioneer Square next week for a grand opening on Wednesday, September 28. The bar, currently soft open mode this week ahead of the official opening, sits in the basement of the historic Maynard Building and comes via the owners of The Forge Lounge, located on the pedestrian … More Step Into Seattle’s Underground With New Pioneer Square Cocktail Bar

The Most Expensive Suburbs of America’s 10 Biggest Cities

It’s no surprise that big cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are home to high earners — but they’re not the only places where wealthy individuals settle down. Residential real-estate firm Engel & Völkers took a look at the most expensive areas surrounding America’s 10 largest cities. “These suburbs — from Bronxville to Los Altos … More The Most Expensive Suburbs of America’s 10 Biggest Cities

New York’s Newest Art Gallery

Emmanuel Babled’s designs at the new Twenty First Gallery. New York City art ace Renaud Vuaillat has eschewed tradition with the launch of his latest Manhattan outpost. Opened in May on a tree-lined street in West Chelsea, Twenty First Gallery (21stgallery.com) is set within an elegant 19th-century brownstone adorned with exposed brick, hardwood floors, and original marble … More New York’s Newest Art Gallery

Louis Vuitton Launches Fragrance

The collection includes seven scents that were years in the making. Louis Vuitton doesn’t do anything halfway. For the brand’s debut fragrance collection, master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud traveled the world searching for the notes that make up the seven new scents. Tuberose-based Turbulences was conceived while Cavallier Belletrud and his father, also a perfumer, walked … More Louis Vuitton Launches Fragrance

Forged Carbon Fiber Jewelry Becomes The Latest Trend In Men’s Jewelry

Forged carbon fiber started to become news a few years ago. Traditionally, while very light, durable, and certainly cool looking, it has been a little hard to work with. Carbon fiber composites and forged carbon fiber bring new flexibility and wider usage. In fact, Lamborghini is diving into forged carbon fiber, investing heavily in the … More Forged Carbon Fiber Jewelry Becomes The Latest Trend In Men’s Jewelry

Candy Store’s Mission is to Spread Sweetness

Lolli and Pops, an upscale candy store that opened in Bellevue Square, has effectively enticed sugary cravings on the Eastside. Since the store first opened in late August, the biggest challenge has been keeping enough product on the shelves. “The opening has just been so amazing,” said CEO and founder Sid Gupta. “It has been so overwhelming. It’s performing … More Candy Store’s Mission is to Spread Sweetness

Seattle Becomes No. 1 U.S. Market for Chinese Homebuyers

There’s been a large increase this year in Chinese buyers looking for property in the Seattle area, and a new tax on foreign buyers in Vancouver, B.C., is expected to amplify the trend. A growing wave of money from China and other foreign countries is pouring into the Seattle-area housing market, helping drive home prices … More Seattle Becomes No. 1 U.S. Market for Chinese Homebuyers