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Now you can charter a private jet with your iPhone and pay with Apple Pay -

When a company like Skyjet launches a specialized iOS app for their exclusive clientele, you can bet your top dollar that it will have all the perks …

Apple Pay

Why Sushi Restaurants Are Paying More Attention to Wine

In New York City, there has been a flurry of recent activity by sushi restaurants looking to expand their wine lists. Garrett Smith, previously a sommelier at Restaurant Daniel, has begun in a new role with Sushi Nakazawa. The owners of that restaurant have signaled that they want to "beef up" …

Warren Buffett was right, trains are awesome at telling you what's going on in the economy

Warren Buffett once said that if he were stuck on a desert island and allowed only one number to know how the economy was doing, he would pick railcar traffic.<p>Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Ethan Harris and Alex Lin have run the numbers, and they found that of six weekly indicators (railcar …

This uber-luxurious Japanese sleeper train will feature duplex suites and glass walled observation spaces -

If you’re one of the many who dreamt of riding in a Ferrari but didn’t think they could any time soon, your thoughts might just change with this …

Luxury Lifestyle

Top 6 must visit and see spots in New York according to the chef concierge of the Mandarin Oriental NY -

New York City is a destination bursting with culture. With its countless cultural institutions, attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants and …

New York City

Six of the most exclusive restaurants in the UK -

Earlier this month Steve Plotnicki and Opinionated About Dining released their list of the top 50 restaurants in Europe. Only seven establishments …

Ice Cream

Archer Hotel, New York

Joining the cluster of hotels south of Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan is the boutique Archer Hotel, a new brand from the privately-owned LodgeWorks Partners. The brand's philosophy is represented by a fictional, enigmatic yet gracious host named Archer, who makes himself present in the smallest …

Hospitality

RIBA Awards 2014 winners announced

<b>News:</b> the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London has announced 56 winners of this year's RIBA Awards, including John McAslan's …

The 2014 iPhone Photography Awards

On 10 June 2014 the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) announced the winners of their 7th Annual Contest in the Photographers of the Year and …

How Coffee is Processed Around the World

One of the most charming aspects of any in-depth relationship with coffee is getting to know the beverage's nuances from country of origin to country of origin. But as romantic as it sounds to credit a coffee's terroir with its final flavor, how the coffee itself is processed after harvest accounts …

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My Sustainable Travel Manifesto

Some people look for the pool. Others head to the concierge.<p>Me? The very first thing I do when I arrive at a hotel is stand in the lobby and take a visual 360.<p>Can I tell what country I’m in (or even what continent I’m on) from the décor, the staff uniforms, the architecture? If not, I head for the …

California coast's best hotels | CNN Travel

Beer Tour Alert: 9 Craft Beer Hotspots in Munich to Visit on Your Beer Trip to Germany

<b>The best beer in Munich is not at the Hofbräuhaus. Beer awesomeness awaits you, but not necessarily at the places you've heard about.</b><p>Mormons gravitate to Salt Lake City, Muslims to Mecca and Catholics to the Vatican. For beer-lovers across the world, true north is Germany, the global home of beer …

This suite in Bali has a floor made of glass -

Last year we were raving about the hospitality industry’s newest offerings in our list of the world’s top 5 underwater hotels. We understand though …

Bali

Top 5 must do Luxury experiences in Tokyo -

The famous Tokyo slogan ‘a night that never sleeps’ is the most apt way to describe the city with the most exotic and vibrant vibe in Asia. Already …

Japan

La Compagnie, an all-business-class boutique airline to fly between Paris and New York City -

In what seems to be a mash up of a Boeing 757-200 and a private jet, French company, La Compagnie has announced the launch of an all-business-class …

New York City

First Look: New Yves Behar-Designed “Smart” Cup Knows Exactly What You’re Drinking

Can Vessyl take the pain out of having to count your calories?<p>Health and fitness monitors are great and all, but one of the pain points for wearers is that most existing products still require you to manually log what you’re eating and drinking throughout the day.<p>That’s where a San Francisco-based …

Cover Versions: 25 of the best Andy Warhol record sleeves

<b>The most literal of the ‘pop’ artists, there’s so much more to Andy Warhol’s cover artwork than that massive yellow banana.</b><p>From a few doodled figures …

Can Big Data Boost the Paltry Number of Female and Minority Tech Workers?

Say you’re a re­cruit­er at a tech com­pany in Sil­ic­on Val­ley, Bo­ston, or New York City, and you need to hire a new en­gin­eer quickly. You don’t …

Apple launches new cheaper iMac, starting at $1,099

A more competitively priced all-in-one<p>Apple is introducing a new iMac model today with a $1,099 price point. That’s $200 less than the usual starting price for Apple’s all-in-one computer, and it follows a similar price cut given to the MacBook Air earlier this year. The new 21.5-inch base model …

The million-dollar app that says 'yo'

Can you really call it a messaging app when there's no actual message-writing taking place?<p>A new mobile app called Yo lets users interact with friends and contacts in zero characters -- yes zero. And you thought 140 characters was tough! In place of an actual message, users send and receive push …

AAA: Iraq turmoil likely to keep U.S. gas prices high

As turmoil continues in Iraq, U.S. consumers are paying above-average gasoline prices that hit a six-year high Wednesday for June 18 and are likely to remain up this summer, according to the AAA.<p>While gasoline prices often peak in spring and drop in June, that's not happening this year. In fact, …

Fed Slows Pace Of Bond Buying, Keeps Rates Steady — For Now

<b>This post was updated at 5:30 p.m. ET.</b><p>The Federal Reserve said today it will further curtail its bond purchases because of an improving U.S. job market, but it offered no hint as to when it might start raising short-term interest rates.<p>A statement from the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee said:<p>…

The recent shut down of bus companies like Fung Wah, part of the federal government's widespread crackdown on the commercial bus industry, prompts the question: are you actually less safe traveling by bus than other transit modes?

How Unsafe Is the Commercial Bus Industry?<p>Are you actually safer flying or taking a train?<p>By ·<p>The recent shut down of bus companies like Fung Wah, …

Ritz-Carlton Berlin’s soon-to-be-open Fragrance bar will serve drinks designed around your favorite scents -

Ritz-Carlton