The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to shift how we interact with the world, from shopping at the grocery store to spending time with family and friends to the establishments we frequent, be it a restaurant or a gym. The world is starting to open but with no vaccine and public regulations still in place, like wearing a mask, social distancing and reducing indoor capacity, it’s unsettling for most to dive back into daily life. This includes exercising at the once-beloved indoor gym.
As offices remain closed and many schools are shut in lieu of virtual learning, we’re spending more time than ever in our homes. Home workouts via fitness apps, YouTube videos or virtual subscriptions are skyrocketing but many aren’t used to working out at home. Where to begin? For the luxury market, the answer is creating a gym from scratch
Enter Amazon. Company leaders announced Tuesday it’s going to start carrying high-end brands. They’re calling the new venture Luxury Stores, and it’s only available through the app for prime members and by invitation only. If you have Amazon Prime and you haven’t gotten your invitation, click here. The first designer being featured is Oscar de la Renta. You can open your Amazon app and see the fall/winter collection along with handbags jewelry and accessories.
Restaurants going belly up
Luxury retailers aren’t the only ones struggling. It’s a tough time to own a restaurant. And it seems selling take-out is not enough. According to the National Restaurant Association, 100,000 eateries have closed in the last six months. That means one in six have either closed down permanently or for the foreseeable future. And nearly 3 million restaurant employees are out of work. Those that are still open are struggling. Last
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September 14, 2020: All those who are under the misconception that luxury and sustainability don’t go hand in hand need to have a second thought. A leading Malaysian interior designer, Andreas Budiman, has debunked the myth like a boss with his innovative eco-friendly yet plush interior design and home renovation projects. The founder of Malaysia’s top interior design studio AND Studio, Mr. Budiman specializes in creating sustainable homes that can save on energy costs
A name of big repute across Malaysia and Singapore residential renovation scene, AND Studio is a full-service interior design and home renovation firm. The company offers specialized design consulting and home remodeling services and caters to all kinds of home renovation projects. Whether it’s a luxury makeover just for the kitchen or an overall makeover of an entire home, Mr. Budiman and his team are ready to work for
Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith and his wife Dani Willis have lodged paperwork for extensive renovation to their recently purchased $6.6 million home in Sydney’s Vaucluse.
The athlete, 31, is seeking to completely remodel each level of his four bedroom and six-bathroom abode from the basement to the master suite.
A larger gym, a mammoth extension to the kitchen and a no-expense-spared living room for entertainment purposes is all part of Steve’s vision for his impressive new three-storey property, according to The Sunday Telegraph.
Plans for the renovation by Precision Planning has been lodged by Steve and Dani’s finance adviser Trent Tavoletti from Titan Finance.
As well as making the
As I look outside the room of my window at The Standard East Village on this Saturday night in late summer, it offers an expansive view of Manhattan with the Empire State Building due north and Third Avenue below me. On a typical weekend night, the city outside would be teeming with life: students on a bar crawl, streets jammed with cabs and Ubers, out-of-towners traipsing, or stumbling, around on the lookout for late night shenanigans. On this particular Saturday night however, the city that never sleeps is decidedly, well, taking a catnap. There’s nary a pedestrian in sight. The occasional cab has ample room to rumble down the street. Even the Empire State Building, glowing in stark bright white, looks lonely.
Thus is the heart of an otherwise bustling tourist destination that, much like the rest of modern life, has been turned both upside down and inside out