The Last Word from the Jul/Aug 2016 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

TRD New York /
Jul.July 08, 2016 11:00 AM

Beachwear you need to bring on vacation

1Fold and Go: Tired of losing or destroying your sunnies? Foldable sunglasses from Persol may be the solution. They can be more easily tucked away and secured in a compact case – so no more leaving them behind or tossing them in a tote unprotected. $350; from

2 Made You Look: Three of the season’s best trends come together in this bohemian bikini collection from She Made Me. The hand-crocheted suit is adorned with dip-dyed tassels and cowrie shells. Mix and match styles to create your own beach look. Starting at $90; from

3Out of Office: No beach ensemble is complete without an oversized sun hat. Eugenia Kim offers a sly twist on the classic look with a message on the brim. If you forget to turn on your “out of office” notification, this hat does the job for you. Exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman. $485; from

4Mirror, Mirror: Get one of the hottest looks of the summer with split sunglasses from Dior. They kick the classic Aviator style up a notch with two-tone mirrored lenses. $555; from

5Ship to shore: Loro Piana brings a nautical touch to these mid-length swim shorts with a colorful yacht print. Pair them with a white linen shirt and espadrilles to lounge around on deck and you’re all set. $485; from

6Little black swimsuit: Turn a one piece into a statement piece with this one-shoulder swimsuit from Marysia Venice. It shows just the right amount of skin for lounging at the pool in style. $343; from

Yachts and accessories for enjoying the sea

1Spanish armada: From the Astondoa shipyard in Spain comes the 80 GLX, the newest addition to the GLX series. The fully customizable yacht hits a top speed of 31 knots and has plenty of room for guests. Below deck is a large master suite with three guest rooms, all with en-suite heads. Starting at $4.3 million;

2Three’s Company: Yamaha’s FX Cruiser SHO is a souped-up, ultra comfortable jet ski that offers a dual throttle system for maximum precision. With a rare third seat and extra storage space, it’s great for day trips. Starting at $14,999; from

3The New Benz: The impeccably sleek design of Mercedes’ first luxury yacht is likely to turn heads. A collaboration between Silver Arrows Marine, a British boat builder, and the Mercedes-Benz Style Italian studio in Como, the yacht was four years in the making. It can reach a maximum speed of 38 knots. Starting at $1.7 million; from

4Water wings: A father and son sailing trip led to the creation of the Subwing underwater tow board, which can be towed behind a boat or a jet ski, pulling riders below the surface. Think of it like flying underwater. Recommended towing speed is two to four knots. Starting at $295; from

5Stealth cruiser: The Delta 26 Open Black Edition can be used for ferrying guests to the main ship or as a day cruiser. It has a distinctive black exterior and orange Sunbrella interior with open walk-around decks. There’s a cabin and head below deck. Price upon request; from

6Take the top off: Like a convertible sports car, the hard top on the 88-foot Riva 88 Florida opens with a touch of a button. A pair of hydraulic arms lifts the roof section to reveal 40 feet of open cockpit space. The roof can be left partially elevated to create shade for passengers on the foredeck. Below deck are four en suite cabins and a saloon. Price upon request; from

Top trips for the seasoned traveler

1Surf from the sky: If you enjoy thrill- seeking as much as you enjoy surfing, then this nine-night heli-surfing vacation is for you. Surf aficionados will be carried by private helicopter high above New Zealand’s glaciers, waterfalls and rain forests to reach deserted reefs and beaches. Expert guides judge the perfect swells from the sky before lowering those daring enough straight into the water to surf only the best waves. When not surfing, expect to kick back in one of Queenstown’s luxury hotels. Nine nights from $17,215 per person;   

2Safari in style: This seven-country safari begins and ends in Madrid, and although adventure seekers must make their own way to and from the Spanish capital, for the rest of the trip they’ll be ensconced in a private jet, which will fly them to all destinations. Expect to float above the Serengeti in a hot air balloon, spot elephants in Botswana, face off with gorillas in Uganda and fly over Victoria Falls in a helicopter. 21 days, Feb. 17–March 9, 2017, from $92,500 per person;

3Go glamping: Want just a taste of nature? Head to The Resort at Paws Up’s Cliffside Camp on Montana’s Blackfoot River. And by “camp,” we mean safari-style tents featuring en suite master baths with heated floors, fine linens, rustic furnishings, personal chefs and camping butlers. Take a break from all the pampering and challenge yourself with some rappelling or white water rafting. One night from $1,035 per person (summer rate) through Aug 27;   

4Around the world: Why visit one country when you can visit 10? On this worldwide trip, modern-day explorers can channel Jules Verne and expect to visit some of the world’s most iconic places, including Machu Picchu, the Great Barrier Reef, the Serengeti and Easter Island. Travel is provided by a custom private Boeing 757. 24 days, Sept. 29–Oct. 22, from $76,950 per person;

5River tour: Travelers can explore Southeast Asia in opulence on board the Aqua Mekong, a floating five-star hotel. Drift along the Mekong River for three nights — all the way from Cambodia into Vietnam. Plus there’s time to explore Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Laos’ Luang Prabang World Heritage Site. 10 days, Feb. 1–10, 2017, from $19,495 per person;

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