What It's Really Like to Captain a Yacht and Live Life on the High Seas

Captain Chris Stollery, yachts, catamaran, interview
LUXURY YACHTS | by: CHARTER WORLD

Captain Chris Stollery talks about the Berret Racoupeau-designed luxury catamaran LIR, his years of professional experience as well as life aboard this fantastic vessel. LIR is a beautiful Victoria 67 sailing yacht and at 20.44 meters (67 foot) provides comfortable and stylish accommodation in four spacious cabins to up to eight charter guests in total. All cabins have their own en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, and feature contemporary and elegant decor.

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Will the Exclusive Rancho Santa Fe's Casa Del Sol Break Auction Records?

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HOUSE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

It’s no secret that San Diego is one of the best places to live, with year-round sunshine and a relaxed SoCal atmosphere, but some of the city’s hottest neighborhoods are kept hush-hush—like the renowned Rancho Santa Fe. Heading to auction without reserve on February 26 is Casa Del Sol, a sprawling family compound that spans over eight acres. If you want to live in your very own resort spa, one that can rival that of The Four Seasons, you may want to watch the above video and mark your calendar. 

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Wireless Speaker or Art Piece? pandoretta° Sound System is Both

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TECH | by: MILA PANTOVICH

pandoretta° is the newest wireless sound system from Austrian tech brand Poet Audio and we love its unique look. The piece of tech resembles an art piece more than it does a speaker—especially when displayed on one of their wood bases. The 360-degree system promises to be the finest in the world, with seven speakers and a 170-watt amplifier that delivers high-end sound streamed from your smartphone and computer. 

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Gesture Aims to Be the Best Chair for 21st Century Posture

HOUSE | by: JUSTLUXE TEAM

We hear that sitting is the new smoking. That is a problem, because many of us sit a lot. Which of course means we slouch, hunch, lean and generally have awful posture. Chairs however have always been designed with the idea in mind that the users will be sitting, with good posture, at a desk for no more than a few hours. Today that is not necessarily the case. You might prop your feet up and rest your laptop on your legs, or lean in on your elbows to look down at a tablet. Maybe you have adopted the “computer pose,” with your shoulders hunched inward and forward towards your monitors.

Designed by a team of scientists who started from scratch, the Gesture Chair was created with all sorts of postures in mind. In fact, manufacturer Steelcase conducted a study observing over 2,000 individuals and their behaviors in order to create a chair that would support the habits of a 21st century person. 

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Which is the Best, Bordeaux or Burgundy? The Ultimate Wine Rivals Battle It Out

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LUXEEPICURE | by: ALEXANDER WESTGARTH

Few topics can start an argument among oenophiles more quickly than the Bordeaux versus Burgundy debate. The friendly rivalry between these two celebrated wine regions has existed for centuries, and both camps are steadfast in their belief that their region of choice showcases not only the best of the vine, but also the very heart and soul of France herself. Is there really a winner in this race? Not likely, as it’s far too easy to fall in love with both.  

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5 Luxury Goodies That Would Make a Goat Proud

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LEISURE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

The Chinese New Year is the first day of the lunar month and is celebrated in a very big way over the course of 15 days. Starting on February 18, this year marks the Year of the Goat (or sheep), which is typically the most likable animal on the Chinese lunar calendar, because it is gentle and calm— Julia Roberts was born in the year of the goat and who doesn't love her?

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Our Favorite Grammy Moments: From Sam Smith's Four Wins to Prince's Epic Side-Eye

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ARTS & CULTURE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

This year's Grammy Awards were three-and-a-half-hours of somber moments that threatened to bog the entire evening down. Thankfully, there were some pretty great highlights that broke through the gloom—aside from the red carpet style. Legends were brought to the stage in big ways (Paul McCartney performed with Kanye West and Rihanna, and Annie Lennox joined Hozier for a two-punch performance) and Sam Smith made everyone smile with his joyful acceptance speeches. Beck surprised everyone (especially Kanye) with his Best Album win and Sia sung Chandelier with a dancing Kristen Wiig. And then there was Prince. 

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Husk Nashville: An Edible Love Story Courtesy of James Beard Award-Winning Chef Sean Brock

LUXEEPICURE | by: NICOLLE MONICO

Over the past few years, there have been a handful of restaurants that  have lingered in my memory long after the fact. These include Nobu in Las Vegas, Addison at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, Sea Side by Notos in Greece, and now, Husk in Nashville. More than just a dining destination, Husk is an epicurean journey.

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Does Your Valentine Love Pink? Gift Them Amosu's New $2.8K Limited Edition iPhone 6

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TECH | by: MILA PANTOVICH

If your Valentine has a pink obsession, we might have just found you the perfect gift. London-based brand Amosu has released a limited edition pink iPhone 6, and with only 10 available, you should probably hurry. Sure, the phone is exactly the same as any other iPhone 6—it has a 4.7-inch display and 64GB of memory—but Amosu assures that this one is the world's first iPhone 6 to have a pink encasement.

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The Fifty Shades Penthouse is Real—And Here is What It Looks Like

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HOUSE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey already know about Christian Grey's penthouse apartment in Seattle's Escala, but only the diehards know that it's a real building. When the author E.L. James heard about the luxury condominium being finished in 2009, she decided to make it the kinky character's home—after making some fictional additions, of course. 

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Eco-Friendly Arcadia 85 Yacht is Swathed in Solar Panels

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LUXURY YACHTS | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Innovative Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts are known for their eco-friendly designs and their Arcadia 85 is no different. Soon to enjoy its US debut at the 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, the nearly 85-foot long vessel looks like a super cool combination of a luxury yacht and a James Bond-like hideaway.

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Therapeutic Cradle Rocking Chair is Inspired by Autistic Children

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HOUSE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Handmade in New Zealand, the Cradle chair from Richard Clarkson Studio is a beautiful interpretation of that old rocking chair in your parents attic—the one that may or may not be haunted. Crafted using local materials, the big basket-like seat allows adults to relive the innocent joy of being rocked to sleep. Plus, not only does it look neat, the design was inspired by autistic children and serves a very therapeutic purpose. 

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