The Real Deal New York

The Last Word from the Nov/Dec 2016 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

By Maggie Peikon and Isabel Schwab | November 08, 2016 01:00PM

The jewelry you need to really sparkle1-S.Webster-Bracelet

1Wrist watch: Cast your bangles aside and update your arm candy with this colorful bracelet from Stephen Webster. The 18-karat rose gold cuff is adorned with 29.95 carats of square, round and faceted gems. The warm tones of the garnets, rubies and amethysts make this cuff a dazzling accompaniment to your fall and winter wardrobe. $12,000;
from www.neimanmarcus.com

2Modernized classic: Isn’t it time your pearl bracelet got an update? Sure, the pearl bracelet is timeless, but Loree Rodkin elevates the classic design by adding a modern, edgy embellishment. This bracelet is strung with white golden pearls, which meet a tassel ball adorned with 2.85 carats of diamonds. It’s a New Age classic with a tassel-trimmed twist. $6,627; from www.farfetch.com 

3Green with envy: To Van Cleef & Arpels, more is more. Twenty stones, to be precise. One eye-catching, colorful green 3-VanCleefPerleeCouleurs-Malachitemalachite stone and 19 diamonds (0.34 carats) make up this handmade Between the Finger ring from the Perlée collection. This ring is also enhanced with gold beads. Set in yellow gold, the bold piece will surely make someone you know green with envy. $9,900; from www.vancleefarpels.com

4Moon goddess: Calling all night owls, this Pamela Love necklace is for you. Without being ostentatious, the Moon Phase collar necklace makes a strong impression. The necklace depicts the phases of the moon with 5.73 carats of pavé blue sapphires on 18-karat yellow gold coins. At 16 inches  long, the necklace falls just right — and shows off those delicate collarbones you’ve worked so hard for. $18,800; from www.pamelalove.com

5Dripping with diamonds: What’s better than 5.25-carat diamond earrings? Diamond earrings that no one else will be wearing. Ever. These Diamond Slice Three Drop Earrings by Melissa Joy Manning are not only one-of-kind, they’re also socially and environmentally conscious, as this designer is known for using upcycled materials and ethically sourced stones. So you can feel good about wearing these raw diamonds set in 14-karat gold while running errands or hitting a black-tie gala. $11,000; from www.stoneandstrand.com

Where to retreat when you need to recharge1-hot-tub

1Spa getaway in the UK: This environmentally conscious luxury hotel is the perfect escape from frenetic city life. With a waterfront property that caters to adults only, the Scarlet boasts one of England’s most outstanding spas and features a wide variety of amenities and treatments for its guests — including cliff-top hot tubs, Ayurvedic therapies and seaweed wraps. Consider opting for one of the Scarlet’s perfectly planned Spa Breaks, which offer rejuvenating stays such as a yoga getaway, a wellness escape for two, or some solo time to spoil yourself. Spa Breaks start at $616 per person for three nights; from www.scarlethotel.co.uk

2West Coast wellness: If you’ve got seven days to spare, this full-immersion wellness program in scenic Malibu, is a game changer. The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu is described as a “luxury bootcamp,” and provides group activities such as hiking, core workouts, weight training and yoga. A daily nap is also on the schedule, and with a packed itinerary, you’ll probably need it. Guests stay in private accommodations and enjoy organic vegetarian meals. Be warned: There’s no caffeine or alcohol allowed! One-week rate starting at $6,800; from www.theranchmalibu.com

3Rejuvenation rocks: Mii Amo’s spa is set in a spectacular location with views of Sedona’s famed Red Rocks. Whether you’re 3-mia-amosearching for a spiritual awakening, a rejuvenating spa weekend, a renewed yoga practice or an inspiring workshop, you’ll find it here. The spa services are unique. For example, the Spirit of the Full Moon treatment begins with a foot bath while you write down your intentions for the coming month and is followed by a stimulating scalp and full-body massage. The treatment is offered only on days around the new moon. Four-night all-inclusive package starts at $1,086 per night; from www.miiamo.com

4Pura vida: At Ama Tierra, an eco-retreat in Costa Rica, guests enjoy mountain and jungle views from their casita’s private terrace. The Costa Rican pura vida way of life is evident here, with a focus on health, wellness and connecting with nature. Guests can enjoy yoga classes in an open-air studio — imagine doing balancing poses overlooking the Costa Rican mountains. Wellness offerings include detoxification therapy, aromatherapy massages, and nutritional and herbal consultations. Single-occupancy, seven-night yoga and wellness package starts at $1,595; from www.amatierra.com

5Wellness meets wanderlust: If you’re someone who prefers to have your getaways planned for you from start to finish,5-yogascapes Yogascapes is an ideal choice. Bringing together wellness, local cuisine, yoga and feel-good vibes, Yogascapes curates a variety of yoga retreats worldwide. An upcoming yoga retreat planned for Nicaragua promises surfing with a local guide, prix-fixe dinners at communal tables, eco-chic/rustic accommodations at Maderas Village, and daily yoga practices in an open-air platform.
Six-night package starts at $1,595 per person; from www.yogascapes.com

Winter fashion to get you through the chilly months

1Top it Off: The thick cashmere on this hat from Loro Piana will work just as well for a trek through the countryside as it will for a stroll down Madison Avenue. And best of all, it’s small enough to fit in your bag when you duck into a café for some hot chocolate. $375; from www.loropiana.com

2Hear me roar: Who says winter can’t be fun? This cheerful parka from Mr. & Mrs. Italy is ideal for layering over a cashmere 2-mr-mrs-italy-armypink-army-parka-with-fur-trim-armypink-green-product-4-505588134-normalsweater or throwing on top of a silk dress. If it’s really cold (or you just want to hide), the fluffy pink fur hood will protect your face from frigid winds. $2,217; from www.luisaviaroma.com

3Thumbs up: You’ll love flashing your hands to hail a cab when you’re wearing these statement-making gloves from Valentino. Crafted from leopard-print calf hair and supple leather, these cashmere-lined gloves are as cozy on the inside as they are stylish on the outside. $575; from www.net-a-porter.com

4Boot-i-ful: Trudging through the winter slush is never pleasant, but these calfskin trekking boots from Le Silla should make your journey a little more bearable. Wear them under jeans or over your long underwear, and hit the outdoors confident that your feet will stay snug and dry all day long. $988; from www.farfetch.com

5Twist and shout: Fight the winter blahs with this rainbow fox fur twist scarf from the spunky British brand Charlotte Simone. Beloved by celebrities like Rita Ora, the scarf can brighten even the most basic black ensemble — and it’ll probably make you smile too. $245; from www.bergdorfgoodman.com

The watch, car and jet that will make your heart race

1S is for Sleek: The sleek 2017 S90 packs a 250 horsepower punch, taking Volvo’s sedan performance and style up a notch. Owners will appreciate the power of the LED headlights, and other drivers will appreciate the adjustable brightness of the car’s high beams. The interior is equipped with a Bowers & Wilkins sound system, CleanZone air-purifying technology, pilot and park assist. Starting at $46,950; from www.volvocars.com

2Keeping it grande: Nothing completes a look more than a classic timepiece, and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Grande Tradition2-Jaeger-LeCoultre-Q5042420 Tourbillon Cylindrique a Quantieme Perpetuel is no exception. Jaeger-LeCoultre knows how to craft a timeless design, and this 431-piece, 42-millimeter automatic watch with 49 jewels belongs on a true watch enthusiast’s wrist. The sub-dials on the face show a perpetual calendar and the phases of the moon. Price upon request; from www.jaeger-lecoultre.com

3A bird, a plane or a flying car: Flying cars are no longer the stuff of science fiction. When the wings of the AeroMobil 3.0, a car-plane hybrid, aren’t in flying mode, they fold in, and the vehicle looks like a sleek, compact car that can fit in a standard parking space. To operate it as a plane, flight training and a private pilot license are recommended. The 3.0 has been undergoing finalizations and flight tests since 2014. AeroMobil will start taking pre-orders in 2017. Price not available; from www.aeromobil.com