The Elusive Scent Of Autumn

As autumn unfolds, its splendors permeate everyday life: foliage falls on city streets and in forests, and the scent of pumpkin and spices burns in lobbies and living rooms all over. But one naturally occurring aroma eludes some noses and pleases those that can smell it: the katsura, or “caramel tree.” Native to Japan and China (and, at one point, possibly North America), the Cercidiphyllum …

Reef Rejuvenation at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Beyond the luxury, this resort's eco efforts are making life better for those above and below the water

There’s more than postcard views and luxury accommodation at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, which is located in the South Ari Atoll—a place that feels miles and miles away, in the middle of the Indian Ocean. While plenty of attention has been centered on the resort opening the world’s first-ever underwater residence, The Muraka, the property’s eco efforts are just as impressive. From their plan to …

Contemporary Artist Jojo Anavim Collaborates With Floral Innovator Venus ET Fleur

50 limited edition, hand-painted and diamond-dusted boxes filled with the brand's eternity roses

Developed over two years, contemporary artist Jojo Anavim‘s 50 unique, hand-painted flower boxes for Venus ET Fleur marry the spirit of neo-expressionist paintings with iconic commercial and editorial imagery from the ’50s through the ’70s. The limited edition collaboration carries the brand’s proprietary Eternity Roses—real roses that stay fresh and soft for up to a year, if taken care of according to the included guidelines. Each …