JACKSON, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LUXURY MAGAZINE, the quarterly publication available exclusively to Luxury Card™ members, unveiled its Winter 2019 issue today, celebrating Cold-Weather Adventures, Top-Line Technology & Gear to Get Now. 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.
“Winter is one of my favorite seasons because in addition to warm-weather escapes, the snow and ice offer even more remarkable adventure options,” says Editor-in-Chief Deborah Frank. “With challenging terrain comes customized, sport-specific gear, and we have everything you need to stay safe, warm, and satiated for the holidays and beyond.”
Highlights from the Winter issue include:
Cover Artist: Zao Wou-Ki
Across his prolific career, Chinese French artist Zao Wou-Ki sought to capture the raw forces of nature through oil paintings, watercolors, prints, and ceramics. Wou-Ki means “no limits,” a seemingly apt name for an artist who bridged artistic styles and cultures without ever being tied down to one. The cover art, titled 01.09.94, is characteristic of Wou-Ki’s late-period works as described by François Jacob: “They present for us the birth of light, the origins of water, and beyond these turbulent upheavals of matter, a distant sense of the life energy coming into being in their midst.”
Snowsports Trends and Travel
In “The Call of the North” our editors take a close look at wave hunters willing to brave the frigid conditions to surf the sea snow. Explore five destinations that come alive when the temperatures drop and surfers flock to enjoy solo sessions on perfect peaks under the northern lights and during oceanic snowstorms. Explore an alternative cold-weather adventure in our feature “The American Alps”—a new network of catered ski huts offering hot meals and warm beds to ski tourers in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. We also examine making the change to custom equipment in “Switching Gears.”
Architecture & Design
Smart home libraries get a chic makeover with 21st-century amenities and stunning environments. Our editors explore architectural and design firms from around the globe that combine technology, functionality, tradition, and innovation to create unique, tailored spaces to enjoy all those stories.
London is filled with glorious nooks and crannies. Here we reveal all those secret spots that only the locals know and take you to those authentic hideaways where only the locals go.
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. A unique feature of our signature publication is that each issue showcases an artist’s work as the cover art, making it a limited-edition collector’s item. Access LUXURY MAGAZINE anytime, anywhere, on any device at luxurymagazine.com.
About Luxury Card
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1 Credit card weights from 10/6/2018 uscreditcardguide.com article, “The Heaviest Credit Cards List.”
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3 Information as of December 2019. The earn rates at which points can be accumulated vary among credit card competitors and can impact the relative dollar value of the redemption.
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