Quarantines in luxury resorts – Generation Z “Old Money” aesthetics – Shortage of infinity pools
Hello, readers! We’re back in your inbox this week with a packed edition of Insider Life, bringing you all the best stories on real estate, travel and more. Today, we’ve got a ton of options for your weekend readings – from wealthy people quarantined in the Caribbean to a man who spends his days coordinating jets for the rich and famous.
Let’s dive in.
If this has been forwarded to you, register here. For more of our newsletters, register here.
The rich have found a way around the ban on travel to the United States: by quarantining themselves at luxury resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico. The rule prohibits people from entering the United States if they have spent the previous two weeks in certain areas, including the United Kingdom and the EU. Some travelers are therefore paying exorbitant prices to stay at the resorts until they can enter the United States.
How to stay in a luxury hotel becomes a legal vacuum.
Gen Z and Millennials are bringing back an âold moneyâ aesthetic – think country clubs, dining, polo, and yachts. It rejects the ‘new money’ of the 2010s, exposed by both Instagram influencers and wealthy millennials wearing hoodies, and adopts a preppy vibe that hints at an aristocratic and upper-class lifestyle.
Why the preparation is back and bigger than ever.
Kyle, a 34-year-old technician in the Bay Area, still felt broke despite making $ 175,000 a year. He was earning a lot and was not yet rich – until he started saving an additional $ 70,000 a year after moving to Phoenix to work remotely.
He explains how the move changed his lifestyle.
Marina Shiferman, a San Francisco real estate agent and real estate coach who earns $ 500,000 a year, told us that starting her workdays on Sundays and having slow mornings is key to her schedule. On Wednesdays, she has âCEO Days,â where she focuses on the big picture: business planning and idea creation.
Here’s what a week looks like for her.
People flock to Colorado for its mild winters, great outdoors, and access to the outdoors, but air pollution threatens the outdoor lifestyle that attracts people. In the past three months, three out of four days in Colorado have seen air quality alerts, and it’s starting to have an impact on how people spend their days in the state.
Learn more about Colorado’s battle with poor air quality.
As the group’s director of private jets for the world’s largest private charter brokerage firm, Andy Christie faces many of the extravagant demands of rock stars and the ultra-rich. From a woman who spent $ 40,000 to cross the country to have her hair cut, to a man who hijacked his plane to get KFC, he shared a glimpse of a day in his life.
What is it like to coordinate travel for the rich.
There is a dearth of luxury swimming pools. Materials like gravel are scarce and contractors are expensive and hard to find, forcing pool builders to set minimum prices as high as $ 500,000 and turn away customers who are desperate for a pool in their backyard. We spoke to seven luxury pool designers, who described the unprecedented demand.
Here is what they told us.