Final Destination 5 (Behind The Scenes)

This video gives you a chance to look BEHIND THE SCENES of: 0:11 Final Destination 5 Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there’s no way you can cheat Death. (IMDB) Production: New Line Cinema Practical Pictures Zide/Perry Productions Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures Budget: $40 million Box office: $158 Stars: Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher

All credits of this video is Behind The Scenes channel:…



Inside The Kingdom in Calabasas. Photo: courtesy

The city of Calabasas, Calif. is something of an anomaly. Despite being home to countless celebrities — namely the Kardashians, Wests and Jenners, who arguably ignited a celeb migration to the hilly enclave — as well as the inspiration for an entire Yeezy collection and the setting for Dior’s latest Cruise show, it’s a somewhat unremarkable Los Angeles suburb.

Sure, it’s wealthy — the median income was $124,583 in 2010, and it’s likely gone up since — pretty, and rife with gated communities, making it appealing to famous people like Drake and Justin Bieber who want privacy. But unlike, say, Beverly Hills or Brentwood, there aren’t many places for wealthy inhabitants to gather, “see and be seen” and spend their money. Development on this front has been slow: In 1998, Caruso, the company behind The Grove, opened The Commons at Calabasas, an outdoor shopping center whose tenants were always pretty basic. (There’s a movie theater, a Ralph’s, a Lululemon, a Barnes & Noble, Sugarfish and Chico’s.) It functioned as a town center, a place where people of all ages could hang out on a sunny weekend; but still, nothing in Calabasas matched the chicness the city now connotes to those who live outside of it — until now.

Calabasas’s first fashion-forward luxury shopping destination is The Kingdom, a new, multibrand accessories concept located within The Commons. The boutique is the brainchild of fashion-industry veteran Jason Salstein and real estate expert David Lipp. “We put our two hats together and thought, ‘Where can we open a concept like this that is void in the market, that has the affluence, that has the need for women who really don’t want to go over the hill and women who just want to go in their backyard and shop the best brands?'” explains Salstein as he shows me around the 1,400-square-foot store on a recent, 100-degree weekday afternoon.

Inside The Kingdom in Calabasas. Photo: courtesy

Meant to resemble someone’s fantasy apartment, The Kingdom is anything but basic with its velvet pink couches, shagreen and chinoiserie-printed wallpaper, mauve carpeting and Carrera-Calcutta marble. It’s decorated with antique mirrors, a carved black Italian marble fireplace, a sputnik Artemisia chandelier, a tiger-print velvet ottoman and artwork by Al Hirschfeld featuring Audrey Hepburn. It’s also filled with “‘wow’ moments for Instagram and people to take a little shoe-fie with,” as Salstein enthusiastically describes it. “We are big on Instagram and social media, so we wanted people who can’t visit the store who are in New York to feel like they are in the store.”

The inventory is equally, if not more, special. Comprising only shoes, handbags and jewelry, the offering is a mix of recognizable runway hits, classic, wearable staples and exclusive items. You’ll find brands like Saint Laurent, Gianvito Rossi, Gucci, Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik, Loewe, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Aquazzura, Golden Goose, Alexander Wang, Pierre Hardy, Francesco Russo and Paul Andrew. As we walk through, Salstein routinely points out special and exclusive items: Manolo Blahniks in custom colors and fabrications, $15,000 vintage Hermes bags, a reproduced Balenciaga brooch, a pair of JAR by Joel Arthur Rosenthal earrings. The store will also be stocking those sparkly Saint Laurent Nikki boots from the Fall 2017 runway, he tells me excitedly. They’ll cost around $10,000.

Inside The Kingdom in Calabasas. Photo: courtesy

The decision to focus on accessories, and to prioritize a mix of directional pieces with essentials, reflects the Calabasas shopper. “We obviously carry a lot of fashion-forward product but also know that, where we are, a lot of these women are moms… they go to soccer practice and they run around to Pilates and things like that, so we really wanted to have a lot of basics, whether it’s Valentino flats or just your regular Gianvito slides,” says Salstein. Though I’m no Calabasas expert, I feel comfortable asserting that you’re much more likely to see one if its residents in athleisure than a cocktail dress, but just because a woman wants to be comfortable doesn’t mean she isn’t looking to invest in something nice. “A lot of people out here, they’re just a jeans-and-a-T-shirt kinda girl and they really want to focus on their bag or their shoe.”

The location is also strategic. “The valley, Calabasas, Westlake Village have some of the highest net worths in the country; [there are] very good schools and it’s 20 minutes from Malibu, close enough to LA to get to work but far enough away that you feel like you’re in a suburb,” explains Lipp, the real estate expert. There’s also Caruso’s atypical success in an exceptionally challenging retail landscape — especially for malls. “There’s a waiting list of people who would love to be in here,” notes Lipp. “It’s a very healthy market.” He points to the on-site security and copious free parking as big draws as well. The area is also an easy stopping point for Los Angelenos on their way to Santa Barbara for the weekend.

Salstein, who describes the Commons as the “epicenter” of Calabasas, says the clientele is a mix of locals and tourists. Might a certain reality TV-famous family be responsible for an uptick in tourism (in what is literally just a suburb, you guys)? “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t [Kardashian-related],” says Salstein. “Calabasas is becoming more and more on the map, not only because of the Kardashians but because of Adidas, the Calabasas line, all the celebrities who are moving into [gated community] Hidden Hills. They feel like it’s safe; people look at them like regular people.”

Inside The Kingdom in Calabasas. Photo: courtesy

In other words, it’s precisely because Calabasas isn’t Beverly Hills that celebrities are drawn to it, and Lipp doesn’t think the area will change anytime soon — whether Kanye West starts designing school uniforms or not. “There’s not much more that’s going to happen here in the near future, maybe a hotel if it gets approved,” he says. “It’s a slow-moving community because people want it that way —  just like in Malibu. Rarely are things getting built. This is going to be downtown Calabasas forever.”

But if anything, the city’s refusal to evolve will continue to make The Kingdom stand out. Salstein wouldn’t name names, but says a number of VIPs, or their personal shoppers, have already come in to pull things; and that, while he wants to store to feel democratic accessible, they do have a back entrance and will lock the doors for private shopping if needed. Then, shoppers can pop over to Lululemon to purchase an outfit to wear with their Gucci slides or Balenciaga tote.

Tenerife Has Got To Be The Most Underrated Island Destination

Ibiza, Santorini, Capri: You’ve likely heard of them all, and probably wanted to visit. But have you ever considered Tenerife?

The largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Tenerife has an impressive mashup of personalities. The southwestern coast sparkles with fancy shopping malls, a zesty club scene, mega-resorts and restaurants galore. The more mellow North, meanwhile, is a collection of quaint fishing communities, vineyards, gardens, banana plantations, boardwalks and “secret” beaches. Then there’s Teide National Park, a downright otherworldly expanse home to ancient forests and Spain’s tallest mountain.

Throw some dolphins, whales and ultra-blue water in there for good measure, and there’s nothing this place doesn’t have.

Playa de las Teresitas, on the island’s northern coast

Puerto de la Cruz

Mount Teide

Playa de Las Américas
Europeans, especially Brits, have long considered Tenerife a go-to party destination, and millions of visitors hit the resorts every year. But it appears the rest of the world is starting to catch on: Tenerife was the second-most trending destination on Pinterest between October and December last year, a spokeswoman told HuffPost. The platform recently analyzed pin counts and words in captions to try to determine what sites are of apparent interest to travelers in 2017, and Tenerife was among the top.

Each of Tenerife’s major regions has a distinct personality: Spring break types should head straight to Playa de Las Américas, where shops, restaurant and nightclubs line the beach. Just a few minutes away is Los Cristianos, a quieter village where calmer vacationers can catch their breath by the pool.

Puerto de la Cruz might be the island’s best-kept secret, boasting the feel of a fishing village with cobbled streets, a harbor, hidden grottos and shady plazas. Explore the colonial homes in the city’s Old Town, or kick back in the botanical gardens.

Daredevils should make a pit stop at El Teide, a volcano and the highest peak in Spain within a national park that’s a UNESCO world heritage site. You can hike five strenuous hours to the top or chill out in a cable car with incredible views. Back at sea level, surfing is prime all over the island, and delicious local treats and farmers markets are ready to fuel a day of activities.

Teide National Park

A cable car from the Mount Teide summit, Teide National Park

Stand-up paddlers in a natural pool

View from Candelaria village

A surfer heads to the water

Puerto de la Cruz
To get to Tenerife, hop a flight to the island’s main airport, Tenerife South, from which you can bus or taxi or rent a car. From five-star to small and family-run, there are plenty of hotel options alongside the usual hostels and beachfront home rentals you find in such a place. Weather is almost always pleasant, but visiting in the fall or spring will help you avoid crowds, according to USA Today.

Postcard Reaches Its French Destination 43 Years After It Was Sent

Image via© Getty Image via CNTraveler.comWe’ve heard of snail-mail getting to its recipients against all odds quite a few times here at Condé Nast Traveler. There was the letter that had a hand-drawn map instead of an address on its envelope that was successfully delivered to a farm in West Iceland last year. There’s Potato Parcel, that delivers your message around the world, etched into a potato. But in France, one regular, run-of-the-mill postcard had a little more trouble getting to its destination than a map-dress or stamped potato. In fact, it took 43 years to find its way home.

Sent from Nice in France in 1974, the postcard finally made its way to Lorient, Brittany last month. That’s just over 800 miles, or about the distance between New York and Savannah, Georgia. According to local French news outlet Ouest France, the postcard read, “Dear Raymond, After several traffic jams, we have finally joined Marie-Louise and Raymond, who we came to have lunch with at their house. We’re leaving Nice tomorrow to go to Menton for a week.”

The postcard was noticed by a local postal worker in Lorient, who walked it all the way to it’s designated address before realizing the name written on the back of the card didn’t match the current residents. She hasn’t yet figured out just how it got into her delivery bag, whether it was found hidden in a forgotten corner or stuck in a locker and just placed back into circulation.

After the address’s current owners didn’t remember “Raymond Côtard,” the addressee, she continued her search, she told Ouest France. “I looked a bit. I asked the old owner of the bar opposite the address, but it didn’t ring any bells for him,” the unnamed postal worker said. “I’m going to continue my search. If I don’t find anything, I’ll keep it as a souvenir.” View our complete list of the best places to visit in the U.S.