Africa Adventure Consultants books customized safaris with a conscience, maintaining an eco-friendly footprint and supporting local communities in the countries it visits. The company offsets 100 percent of each of its trips through the purchase of carbon credits and makes a $25 donation on behalf of each guest to a variety of conservation and humanitarian organizations. Offerings include a deluxe tour in Kenya (where a group gets face time with a pair of lions, above). www.adventuresinafrica.com
The new Villa & Hotel Majestic in Paris’s 16th arrondissement brings a contemporary interpretation of French luxury to the City of Lights. The property boasts 27 villa accommodations equipped with kitchenettes, 25 bedrooms and suites plus a 4,800-square-foot wellness center complete with spa and indoor pool. Rates from $675. www.majestic-hotel.com
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia—a LEED-registered accommodation—introduces an eco-friendly ethos to a historic landmark in Rittenhouse Square. Architects from Gensler and hotel designer Dayna Lee of Powerstrip Studio have refurbished a 1929 Art Deco building—once home to the city’s AIA chapter—
utilizing the principles of sustainable design. High on style, the Palomar also gets top marks for energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction and improved indoor environmental quality. Rates from $199. www.hotelpalomar-philadelphia.com
**Out of the array of interior design magazines, Home and Design magazine stands out as a primary idea source for luxury home designs and coverage of luxury living. Wonderful visuals of luxury getaways and dining options are combined with inspired decor to provide a fundamental reference point for bringing luxury to life in home interiors and beyond.