Looking to add a little out-of-the-ordinary to your everyday life? Here are our suggestions for how to dress, travel and dine like a true vip.
WHERE TO STAY
Located at the very top of the former Olympic ski jump in the French Alps, L’Apogée Courchevel attracts international skiers with its extensive slopes and true Alpine atmosphere. Off the slopes and away from the hustle, the hotel feels like a cocoon of rustic glamour and luxury surrounded by peaceful woodlands and sweeping views of the valley.
WHAT TO EAT
Beep Beep (POT)
VIP dining doesn’t need to be extravagant. Celebrated for his “food that isn’t fancy,” L.A. chef Roy Choi reinvents Korean food and Koreatown through the eyes of an American with Korean roots. Choi’s latest restaurant POT puts a spin on a classic meal with the Beep Beep dish spiked with chili and sea urchins—a must-order for foodies in the area.
HOW TO ARRIVE
Looking for an extra fly way to travel? Thanks to Jumpjet, private jets are no longer exclusive to celebrities. Open in 100 cities across the country, Jumpjet dominates the “affordable private travel” space with extremely reasonable annual and per-person fees. Sign up for an elite membership and receive a free trip for your first guest.
WHAT TO WEAR
IF & CO.
If your accessory game is on point, you’re always looking for the next best bling. IF & Co. creates the highest of highend pieces for true VIPs from the hiphop community to young Hollywood.
Securing a custom piece from celebrity jeweler Ben Baller himself suggests you’ve got some serious swag. For the rest of us, the brand’s online store features rings, earrings and pendants that are available for purchase, like this dope 9MM Bullet Piece (Partially Iced).
HOW TO SAY IT
Unless you’re going to your typical burger joint, be sure to take a look at the menu beforehand to avoid embarrassing mispronunciations. Here’s one for the road:
FOIE GRAS /fwa-gra/ A luxury food product made from the liver of a duck or goose that has been specially fattened; pronounced [fwa-gra].