Portland Food Hall Throws Open the Doors on Friday Downtown

“With Pine Street opening ahead of us, we needed to do something different,” says Andres Ochoa The third food hall to set up shop downtown in the past year will opens its doors at 11 a.m. on April 14, at 827 SW 2nd Ave. Located next door to Luc Lac and across the street from … More Portland Food Hall Throws Open the Doors on Friday Downtown

Community Leader Couple Lists Historic Laurelhurst Estate For $3.25 million

One of three original estates in Seattle’s Laurelhurst neighborhood is for sale. 5155 N.E. Latimer Place is a grand and glorious estate built in 1925. The estate started its life as a horse and carriage house, and just hit the market for $3.25 million. The street was named after the Latimer family, which lived at … More Community Leader Couple Lists Historic Laurelhurst Estate For $3.25 million

World’s tallest building: Unique glass-lined skyscraper called The Big Bend, in New York City

The Big Apple will be home to what is set to be the tallest building in the world with a unique design that may just be an architectural feat New York City, a hot residential market and an attractive property playground for wealthy investors, is increasingly home to the trendy emergence of tall and slender … More World’s tallest building: Unique glass-lined skyscraper called The Big Bend, in New York City

6 Smart Suitcases Rolling Luggage into the Digital Age

Although much of travel has embraced the digital age, luggage has remained decidedly low-tech. Now, joining the ranks of jetlag-fighting airplanes and hotel concierge apps is a new wave of suitcases that are making the trip from point A to point B decidedly more enjoyable. Established outfitters like Rimowa and start-ups like ArloSkye and ModoBag … More 6 Smart Suitcases Rolling Luggage into the Digital Age

An Inside Look at Bora Bora’s First Luxury Opening in a Decade

Fifty years after the debut of the first overwater bungalow, the stilted accommodation remains the pinnacle of tropical luxury. The latest example of the overwater phenomenon—French Polynesia’s new Conrad Bora Bora Nui—is certainly no exception. Opened April 3, the resort is making history as Bora Bora’s first five-star luxury opening in a decade. The sprawling … More An Inside Look at Bora Bora’s First Luxury Opening in a Decade

The Lucid Air, a 1,000 hp Electric Car, Makes Its Debut

The designers behind the Lucid Air (lucidmotors.com) are clear about the inspiration for their electric luxury sedan. “We wanted to create an executive-jet experience for the road,” said Peter Rawlinson, Lucid Motors’ chief technology officer, in December. Moments earlier, in a warehouse in Fremont, Calif., he had pulled a black silk cover off the Air, … More The Lucid Air, a 1,000 hp Electric Car, Makes Its Debut

Spanish Revival Estate Offers Variety of Lake Washington Vistas

Four water-facing stories and multiple decks let you choose the view. This hillside estate in Laurelhurst looks Spanish Revival from a distance, but up close has some distinctly modern touches. The home speaks to many different eras for a reason: It’s had a lot of different lives. According to historical documentation compiled by the listing agent, … More Spanish Revival Estate Offers Variety of Lake Washington Vistas

Lexus Launches the Speedy 42-Foot Sport Yacht

Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda arrived at a Miami Beach waterfront mansion earlier this year piloting the new Lexus Sport Yacht (lexus.com), a 42-foot one-off concept. It was fitting that Toyoda—who is also the chief branding officer for Lexus, Toyota’s luxury-car division—was at the helm for the boat’s debut: He authorized the project 2 … More Lexus Launches the Speedy 42-Foot Sport Yacht

8 Extraordinary Jewels at Bonhams’ Auction this Month

Jewelry auctions are attracting a lot of attention these days for both record-breaking prices and uncovering hard-to-find collectibles or jewels with a fascinating provenance. On April 24, Bonhams in New York will offer 133 jewelry lots featuring some of the most desirable trends and collectibles, including colored diamonds; signed pieces from the likes of Cartier, … More 8 Extraordinary Jewels at Bonhams’ Auction this Month

Sonoma’s Newest Restaurant Reinvents Fine Dining

Sonoma County’s hyperconscious new restaurant presents a stunning reinvention of the fine-dining experience. It is admittedly obsessive. Chef Kyle Connaughton—who formerly headed the research and development kitchen for Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in the United Kingdom and has cooked at restaurants from Spago in Beverly Hills to Michel Bras in Japan—rethought every detail of the … More Sonoma’s Newest Restaurant Reinvents Fine Dining