Ultimate Bespoke Eyeware
Your clients wouldn’t want just any frames on their faces, would they? Ultimate Bespoke offers custom-made eyeglasses from Indivijual, designed to flatter each client’s unique look, solving hard-to-fit issues and providing “unparalleled precision in the fit of the bespoke eyewear.” How bespoke are these glasses? The team starts its process with a blank sheet of paper, sculpting one-of-a-kind creations. The frames use hard-to-come-by materials, like organic plastics from Italy and German hardware.
Beat the Arizona Heat
Apparently proximity to the ocean factors very low in planning a hot beach party. We hear that summer 2012 will welcome Scottsdale, AZ’s first high-end beach club, Scottsdale Beach Club. Beach-goers will enjoy a resort-style pool with daybeds and lounges, private and VIP cabanas with private plunge pools, a restaurant, a poolside taco bar, an LED video screen and a clubhouse area with video games, billiards, shuffleboard and flat screen TVs. We dig the floating stage that overlooks the pool. Live music, anyone? Nice touch: The beach club will be open to the public.
Lufthansa’s First Class Plans
Talk about exclusive—Lufthansa’s new First Class section on its A380 planes will have only eight seats that are totally isolated from the other cabins. Instead of overhead storage, the seats will have floor-level trunks that can hold standard rolling bags, and that serve as footrests when the seats stretch out to become beds.
On the 747 planes, meanwhile, half of the first class seats are being adapted into permanent beds, so that each guest gets both an upright chair and a sturdy bed with a real mattress. And the top-tier experience doesn’t begin upon boarding: In the airline’s Frankfurt hub, the first class lounge is on a separate level with its own gate, so that guests can exit right from the lounge onto the plane.
All Night Nosh
Late night nibblers will flip over this find: The Pacific Dining Car is a must-stop destination during a stay in L.A. It’s one of the city’s oldest restaurants, run out of an old railroad car. We hear the original car was set down in 1921 and has been in downtown L.A. since 1923. The 24/7 establishment is best known for its cowboy steak, blueberry or banana walnut pancakes, strawberry shortcake and a simple cup of joe. If you’re lucky, you may be able to do a little “star” gazing at this culinary hotspot.