Luxe Life from the March/April 2015 issue of Luxury Listings NYC
Colombina Fish, a whimsical new cutlery set designed by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas for Alessi, was created for preparing, serving and enjoying seafood. The 11 pieces in the collection include a shellfish cracker and fork, a caviar spoon and fish fork, knife and spoon. Made of 18/10 mirror-polished stainless steel, all of the fun pieces have handles with decorative fish-scale patterns. From $10; www.alessi.com.
A Force to Reckon With
Gravity is attractive, right? So, too, is the modern Masterpiece Gravity watch from luxury Swiss watchmaker Maurice Lacroix. Made of silicon — a “self-lubricating, glass-like material [that] is three times lighter than steel” — this limited-edition timepiece is super-accurate and, with a minimal 188 parts, is sure to be reliable. Bonus: It also features a sapphire crystal and a crocodile-skin strap. Available at Kenjo at 40 West 57th Street. $13,900; www.mauricelacroix.com.
Ride like an Arrow
Hop on board the single-speed bicycle revolution with the Detroit Arrow, a new hand-built bike from Shinola. (Single speeds are lighter and more enjoyable to ride, argue fans, since there are no gears to shift or extra machinery to weigh the bike down.) This stylin’ cycle features a leather saddle, cork grips, fenders and chain guard. Puncture-resistant tires with a reflective strip are designed to offer a smooth, pothole-absorbing ride. The Detroit Arrow is available in three men’s sizes, one women’s size and two color options. $1,000; www.shinola.com.
A sweet little sprig of spring, these lovely glass sandwich picks, adorned with a lily on top, are ideal for sprucing up your sammy or adding some floral fun to your favorite cocktail. Made in Mexico, these four-and-a-half-inch sticks come in a set of four. $30; www.lizziefortunato.com.
“The S-class is the car you buy when you’ve made it big,” according to Car and Driver magazine, and the new Mercedes-Benz 2015 S-class coupe is no exception. Luxe details permeate the entire driving experience, from the 449-horsepower biturbo V-8 engine to the “panorama” roof to the air you and your passengers breathe, which can be double-filtered, ionized or infused with aromatherapy. Optional super-swank additions include Swarovski crystal headlamps and a “hot stone” massage in the front seats. From $119,900;
Diva-worthy on Demand
You’re a busy gal (or guy), but you still deserve to look beautiful when you step out on the town. Enter Bella, a service that brings top-notch stylists to your doorstep, exactly when you need them. Beauty services range from blowouts and manicures to “elite” looks like airbrushed makeup. Schedule an appointment via the app and your A-list look is just a few taps away. From $50; www.wearebella.com.
Viva la Compagnie!
La Compagnie is a new airline that’s all business — business class, that is. The boutique airline, which launched last summer, offers round-trip business-class-only flights between Newark and Paris on Boeing 757s equipped with 74 angled “lie-flat” seats. Top-notch amenities include cosmetic kits from Caudalie, “preloaded” Samsung Galaxy tablets and French beverages like Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut. If you’re more an ale type, know this: Similar service to London will launch later this month. Round-trip flights to Paris start at $1,856;
In two hour’s time, you could be in the Hamptons — or you could be soaking up the sun at Bermuda’s “Pink Palace.” Billed as Bermuda’s “only luxury urban resort,” the pink-hued Fairmont Hamilton Princess — which boasts a new marina and an open-air bar/restaurant as part of a $90 million renovation — is an ideal early-spring getaway, just a short walk to nightlife, shopping and dining. The second phase of the renovation, which will include a new restaurant from Marcus Samuelsson, should be completed in May. From $449 per night; www.fairmont.com.
Store your serveware in style or make a statement at your next party with this unique French sideboard from the 1940s. This eye-catching, vintage piece boasts a travertine top, rosewood accents, elegant inlay doors and brass pulls — and it’s just one of dozens of drool-worthy designer furnishings and objects available at Décor NYC, a 6,000-square-foot upscale consignment shop at 159 West 25th Street. $6,595; www.decornyc.com.
Make your smartphone look even smarter with these sparkly cases from Dolce & Gabanna. Made exclusively for Luisa Via Roma — a Florence-based retailer of designer goods that often offers items the day after they hit the runway — these cute cases will make you the envy of all your friends. Trick out your iPhone 6 with the studded, laminated leather case ($245) or multitask with the studded, laminated leather phone clutch, perfectly sized for your phone and a few credit cards, plus a detachable chain shoulder strap for added wearability and portability. $1,445; www.luisaviaroma.com.