Here’s something for non-vertiginous jetsetters: Cox & Kings’ Nepalese Heli-Golf, a two-hole golf course laid out 14,500 feet above sea level, the highest tee-off spot on the planet. Hop on a helicopter in Kathmandu and glide over Everest’s base camp to Kongde Lodge for a high draw, or a well-struck putt. After a few lungfuls of crisp cold air, you can head to nearby Gokarna Lodge—former golf course of the Nepalese royal family—for a full 18 holes.
South Beach Shimmy
Red-hot sipping spot Wall at W South Beach recently reopened after a seven-day, hold-the-presses hiatus, revamping the dance room and adding a stylish slew of international DJs to the roster. Devoted boogy-ers will notice the new, super sleek golden couches and a come-hither platform. Grab a booth and bask in the Technicolor lights and utter exclusivity while DJs Behrouz, Aloo and Fashen keep the bass thumping and adrenaline pumping.
Montblanc Rewrites Luxury
The pen is usually mightier than the sword, but a few diamonds could clinch it. Whether you’re scrawling a note or the next great American novel, write it in style with Montblanc’s Skeleton Fountain Pen, which has a platinum-plated finish and a flourish of sparkling .55-carat diamonds. Limited to just 380 pieces worldwide, this natty nib is sure to set you apart from a servile scribe.
Mollusks Over Manhattan
Seafood lovers are sure to celebrate the opening of the John Dory Oyster Bar in Manhattan’s Ace Hotel. The culinary spot is helmed by Chef April Bloomfield, who also heads the kitchen at Ace’s The Breslin. Boasting a floor dating from 1904, John Dory has a decidedly old-school feel, with black tiled walls, copper countertops and simplicity straight-up—only bar stools here. Revelers can sample shucked fare or sip luxe libations from master mixologist Sasha Petraske (think a Bottlerocket: tequila, honey and jalapeno). If you like it on the QT, book the hush-hush table in the basement kitchen.