JACKSON, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LUXURY MAGAZINE, the quarterly publication available exclusively to Luxury Card™ members, unveiled its Summer 2019 issue today: Adventure Travel, Island Escapes, and High-Design Superyachts & Private Jets. The premium publication offers trends and features across all categories of luxury lifestyle—from travel, adventure, and fashion to home design, real estate, and technology. Each issue also features as the cover art a well-known or up-and-coming artist, making every edition a unique collector’s item for our Cardmembers.
“There’s a reason the songs of summer are always about fun; it’s the season for surfing stupendous swells, camping by a lake, sailing unchartered seas,” says Editor-in-Chief Deborah Frank, “and this issue covers the top places to do it all, whether on an eco-conscious superyacht, an off-road motorbike, or in a high-performance SUV.”
Highlights from the Summer issue include:
Cover Artist: Kenneth Noland
American abstract painter Kenneth Noland is recognized as one of the great colorists of the 20th century. Noland was largely informed and popularized by art critic Clement Greenberg, who guided him to take abstraction in new directions. Noland’s series of simple graphic compositions—concentric circles known as targets, iconic chevrons, and horizontal bands of stripes—vary in layout to explore the effects of color. This issue’s cover art New Day (1967), currently on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art, comprises horizontal bands of pure and varied color; unchecked at the ends of the canvas, the stripes carry the viewer’s eyes back and forth across the surface.
Sky’s the Limit
Our editors take a close look at the unprecedented demand for private aviation. Noting a strong economy, companies like NetJets, Flexjet and VistaJet are competing to attract corporate and private travelers with cutting-edge new jets, the latest avionics and personal service. Industry giants Bombardier, Cessna and Gulfstream are deeply investing in new aircraft, focusing on the quality and personalization of the cabin interiors.
Catch Me If You Can
Sport fishing for marlin and sailfish is more sophisticated than ever with high-tech gizmos, color sonar and NASA satellite helping anglers find the best spots to lay claim. We explore the high-stakes “Fab Five” billfish tournaments from around the world where anglers fish big to win big. We also highlight the super-high-end spectrum of the sport fishing lifestyle, where megayachts and midday lunch breaks include A5 wagyu beef and personal GoPro footage of the day’s events.
We investigate the disappearance of coral reefs across the world and how local community efforts and NGOs can make a lasting impact. From the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to Seychelles off East Africa, we focus on 12 key reefs, talk to field experts about the health and longevity of the world’s oceans, and spotlight the best ways to see those pristine reefs that are still vibrant and teeming with life.
About LUXURY MAGAZINE®
LUXURY MAGAZINE is published by Luxury Card. The readership comprises Luxury Card members—affluent men and women across the United States, all with an interest in quality, value and service. Produced each quarter by a dedicated team, the publication features world-class editorial and offers a range of luxury categories in every issue, each with a seasonal theme and focus, to expand upon Cardmembers’ wide array of passions. Access LUXURY MAGAZINE anytime, anywhere, on any device at luxurymagazine.com.
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