Sanctuaries at Sea

On a Celebrity cruise, luxury is the standard. When it comes to accommodations, that means so much more than a place to lay your head. Think onboard private retreats with the contemporary feel of a boutique hotel. The suites and staterooms are statements in design, decor, and craftsmanship, and more importantly, they enhance the cruise vacation thanks to new services, amenities, and exclusive events that accompany each class.

Bermuda: Paradise Is Closer Than You Think

Mark Twain once said, “You can go to heaven if you want. I’d rather stay in Bermuda.” Upon arrival, it’s easy to see why. Although it’s only 21 miles long and 1.75 miles at its widest point, the island paradise boasts nearly 75 miles of impeccable coastline surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters. The sophisticated British overseas territory, with art galleries, craft markets, and historic fortresses, is as rich in culture as it is in natural beauty—with a whole lot of pink.

Jason Strauss: The House That Strauss Built

Before the breakup of the Seagram Spirits and Wine Group in the late 2000s, the powers that be decided it was time for something new. The premium Scotch whiskey brand Chivas Regal needed a makeover. It had to be something fresh and edgy, something that would generate buzz. And even though the luxury liquor was a favorite of Jim Morrison and enjoyed multiple mentions in the world of pop culture, the rebranding had to be something that would get the masses talking even more. Enter Jason Strauss and Noah Tepperberg.

The Art of EPIC Residences & Hotel

EPIC Residences & Hotel has made quite a splash on the Miami scene since opening its doors in early 2009. Located at the convergence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, it has become one of the haute spots that is redefining the area. Contributing to the buzz of this luxury locale is the permanent art collection displayed throughout the property. Diana Lowenstein, owner of the eponymous Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts (DLFA) gallery, along with her daughter, Flavia Lowenstein-Elortegui, personally selected works from various artists.