The World’s Most Expensive Macaron Comes With A Sky Suite

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As if a night at the St. Regis Ball Harbour wasn’t luxe enough, you can now add the world’s most expensive macaron to your experience – but it’ll cost you. As part of an exclusive partnership between the hotel and French glassmaker and fine jeweler Lalique, guests can indulge in the Crystal Macaron package, which includes white tea and gold desserts within a Dahlia-shaped crystal box of the French Maison.

There are good cookies, like the chocolate chip, and then there are great cookies, like the macaron. Then, in a league of their own, there are the world’s most expensive macarons.

But that’s not all: The St. Regis is selling new custom cocktails in Lalique crystal glasses for $200 each, which you can have engraved with your name or the memorable date of your luxurious Lalique experience.

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For $9,703 (a play on the resort’s address – 9703 Collins Avenue), you’ll also snag a one-night stay inside a new sky palace suite. Located on the 23rd floor, the Royal Sky Palace Suite offers four bedrooms, a living room, and two dining areas for up to eight guests. The expansive suite features two King master bedrooms and two Queen interior bedrooms, all with walk-in showers. With four 210-sq.-ft. balconies overlooking the ocean. The Royal Sky Palace Suite offers an al fresco dining experience unlike any other. The suite can also connect with another Royal Sky Palace Suite to convert into an ultimate, eight-bedroom Grand Palace Suite. Not to mention the complimentary butler service.

Who said Florida couldn’t be chic?

Come into the world of St. Regis Bal Harbour and Lalique.

 

 

 

 

Honeymoon Hot Spot: Sandals Royal Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Do you love the idea of a tropical beach vacation, but hate the thought of sharing your slice of paradise with mobs of fellow travelers?

Sandals has you covered. The company recently announced a new line-up of individual overwater bungalows that come complete with spacious accommodations, dazzling views and (obviously) boat service to the main resort. These overwater bungalows are the first of its kind in the Caribbean.

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Couples can admire the majestic beauty of the ocean from their private infinity pool and Jacuzzi or either of their two outdoor showers.

Sandals Royal Caribbean, Montego Bay is changing the all-inclusive game by adding these overwater bungalows to their private island resort. Perched on a deck floating above turquoise waters, these over-the-water suites feature see-through glass floors for ocean viewing, a private infinity pool and oh yeah, your own private butler.

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Get your best Instagram captions ready, as other amenities include a private infinity pool, glass-bottom floors and a hammock hanging over the clear, brilliant turquoise water. Oh, and a personal butler is included in the package because, at that point, why would it not be? .

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You don’t even need to step outside to appreciate the Caribbean‘s best crystal-clear waters. With see-through glass floors, you can experience the ocean from the comfort of your luxurious suite. These glass floors deliver an immersive journey of the Caribbean’s finest turquoise waters and rich marine life. Lit water ensures you can enjoy the sea anytime day or night. Every suite captures the height of luxury with stylish king-size beds made from teak adorned with soft Egyptian linens and plush pillows for the ultimate sleep experience. Each villa will receive their own personal butler, trained in accordance to the exacting standards of the Guild of Professional Butlers, who provide butlers to nobility and celebrities. 

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Your ultimate Spa to treat your body and mind. Soak in the view while you soak in the tub, to wash of the salt of your skin. Don’t forget your favorite skincare!

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You know you’ve arrived when you’re in an overwater bungalow with your own private butler. Green Ice Tea, please….

Unfortunately, the spectacular suites aren’t exactly budget friendly, staying at one of the heavenly properties, which are located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, will set you back about $4,000 per night. Did we mention it’s also all inclusive?

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Talk about lifestyles of the rich and famous. Until a cheaper option appears, the rest of us plebeians can merely gaze upon them wistfully.

The much-anticipated Over-The Water Suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica are available for enjoyment starting November 2016. Sandals Royal Caribbean is now accepting reservations, which will likely sell like hot cakes.

More info at Sandals

 

Hermès Out of Africa

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Hermès has been searching through its archives and has discovered a beautiful luggage case that was specially designed for the Out of Africa author Karen Blixen.

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Otherwise known as Isak Dineson, the case was one of two supposedly designed for the writer during the 30s, the first being in 1930 and the second, more complicated version in 1935.

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Reportedly the latter consumed 368 hours of work and is an extraordinarily complicated piece of luggage, truly worthy of an aristocrat facing the demanding African landscape.

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Both pieces feature delicate inlays and engraving, with most pieces finished with a baronesses’ crown and the author’s DBF monogram which stood for Dineson Blixen-Finecke, a combination of her maiden and married names. Her full title was in fact Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke.

As you can see there are a gargantuan amount of little pockets, nooks, crannies and vials that were made to house everything from spirits to smoking accessories, from playing cards to writing instruments, from perfume to sewing items, and from cosmetics to jewellery. She would have rivaled Mary Poppins.

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Sadly and interestingly, the case never seemed to make it to Africa. Blixen left the continent in 1931, (her fledgling coffee plantation at the foot of the N’gong Hills having been hit by drought and financial hardship) and so no one really knows who commissioned the exquisite case for her.

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It’s a beautiful thing and if you’re going on an extended safari, you could do a lot worse than ask Hermès to make a third…

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