An Igloo Resort, Finland and the Northern Lights

Anyone who follows a travel account on Instagram has likely seen photos of glass igloos set against the picturesque backdrop of northern Finland. These igloos are part of the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, a legendary stop on any avid adventurer’s global itinerary....

Pampered Adventure at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Over the past couple of years, Iceland has become one of the hottest tourist destinations for American adventure-seekers – it’s a relatively short flight away, it’s budget-friendly, and it’s ravishingly beautiful. Of all the small nation’s attractions, none seem to be...

Exotic Dining … With Giraffes

Located just outside of Nairobi on 12 acres of private land, Giraffe Manor is the ultimate African retreat. The Manor itself – originally a family home and converted into a hotel in 1984 – was built to resemble a Scottish hunting lodge, and today serves as an icon of...

Old School Architecture Reinvented to Excite

Located deep in the pine tree forests of Lebanon, Paul Kaloustian’s “House in a Forest” is a highly unique structure that emphasizes the relationship between architecture, art, and nature. Taking advantage of the immense height of the forest’s trees, Kaloustian turned...

The Guggenheim – Always a Delight

The Whitney may have moved downtown, but the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and its impressive collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art remains as eye-catching as ever on New York’s Upper East Side. Designed by renowned...

Gilligan’s – Perfect Summer Pop Up

Nothing says summer like a weekend trip to Montauk, but some people simply can’t escape the craziness of life in the city and make it out East. The good news is that a little slice of Montauk just opened on West Broadway – Gilligan’s, the SoHo Grand’s summer...

Urban Radish – LA’s Specialty Market and Urban Eatery

As larger and larger swaths of Downtown Los Angeles continue to undergo the process gentrification, small business owners from across Southern California have answered the area’s call for the trappings of modern urban living. Urban Radish, a specialty market and urban...

Luxury Watches. Customized for You.

If you are not from across the pond, you may not be familiar with the Bamford Family, the owners of the UK’s answer to John Deere. However, more interesting than the heavy equipment empire built by his grandfather and run by his father is the way in which George...

Thunder on Ice Adventure: Whistler, Canada

Looking to add an adrenalin-fueled adventure to your bucket list … how about racing down the world’s fastest Olympic ice track in your own 4-person professionally piloted bobsled? Thunder on Ice, located at the Sliding Center in Whistler, Canada (home to the...

World’s Most Unusual Restaurant – Zanzibar, Tanzania

You’ve traveled far and wide. Had gourmet dinners in the finest 5 star restaurants. But until you’ve visited The Rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean, your gastronomic experience is not complete. This charming, exclusive eatery located on the shores of Michanwi...

Get Your Magic On at Magic Castle

Imagine if Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry were located on a hill in Hollywood, mere minutes from the Bowl, Madame Tussauds, and the Walk of Fame. Now imagine that Hogwarts housed five bars, a world class dining facility, and attracted polished and dapper...

Barefoot Luxury at the Great Barrier Reef

A unique experience without equal, on a private island in Great Barrier Reef Park, Australia. When you want to get away from it all and unwind in luxury, The Bedarra Island Resort (www.bedarra.com/au) features eight villas boasting private balconies, sublime views...

LA Dog Parks

Lately, more and more people have been telling me how much I look like Harden logo, and to be honest, I’m not surprised. We do bear an uncanny resemblance, and I’m just about the most stylish dog that I know. When I think of Harden, I think of adventure—of running...

The Future of Manhattan Skyscrapers

While most New Yorker’s are lucky if they even have a laundry machine in their building, a select number of the city’s wealthiest denizens are reaping the benefits of ever-advancing amenities in the city’s most exclusive skyscrapers. NEF, a Turkish developer, is...

Gjusta

Anyone with even the slightest foodie predilections has no doubt either heard of or been to Gjelina, the standout farm-to-table small plates restaurant with a perpetually lengthy wait on LA’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Well, say goodbye to those hour-long waits forever,...

Out’N’About Treehouse Resort in Oregon

The Out’N’About Treehouse Resort isn’t your conventional resort as they don’t have a spa nor infinity pool, but what they do offer is something pretty desirable – nature and all the activities therein.  Nestled on 36 private acres of pasture and woods, the treehouses...

Carbone

Scoring courtside seats to the NBA Finals is arguably easier than scoring a reservation before ten o’clock at Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi’s new-school take on an old-school red sauce joint. Packed every night with celebrities, scenesters, and a first rate, maroon...

The SoHo Grand

For almost twenty years the SoHo Grand has served as a gathering place for hipsters and glitterati alike. Famously christened “SoHo’s Living Room,” this pet-friendly, amenity laden hotel is perfectly situated in the thick of some of the city’s top restaurants, bars,...

Momofuku Milk Bar Baking Class

If you have a couple of hours free and $95 laying around, we here at Harden cannot think of a better use of said time and money than partaking in a Momofuku Milk Bar Baking Class. First and foremost, all participants are provided with cake, chocolate, cream fillings,...

Vertigo Grill, Bangkok Thailand

Feed your sense of daring and adventure at this rooftop bar/restaurant overlooking Asia’s gem, Bangkok. Perched 61 floors above the city on the roof of the sultry Banyan Tree Hotel, Vertigo and its Moon Bar are tops for great views, and for trading the sub-zero...

The Pedal Tavern

Next time you and 15 of your closest friends are visiting trendy bars in Milwaukee’s Third Ward and Walker’s Point, add some fun to your pub crawl with the Pedal Tavern, a 16 seat traveling bar operated by pedal power. Just cycle your party from spot to spot while...

Buying Restaurant Reservations

Nowhere is the competition for reservations at the best restaurants more cutthroat than in New York City, where the hottest eateries are often booked solid for months. Indeed, how many times have we here at Harden tried to get a table at Carbone for 8:30 on a Tuesday...

Four Seasons Jet

Travel to new heights aboard a luxuriously appointed private jet featuring Four Seasons service and amenities, as well as custom activities that empower you to follow your passion. Extraordinary itineraries crisscross the globe and allow you to discover up to 10...

Faralda Crane Hotel

Yes … you read it right. This hotel features three beautifully appointed suites suspended 164 feet above the ground atop an industrial dockside crane. Arguably the most unique hotel in the world, and certainly the most expensive in the Netherlands, the Faralda Crane...

9 Must Have Wine Appliances, Apparatuses, and Apps

It takes years to achieve the kind of knowledge and understanding necessary to really be a full-fledged wine connoisseur. Well, it either takes years, or it takes a bank account that is large enough to purchase these nine must have wine gadgets and gizmos.   Wine...

Giorgio Baldi

This quintessential Italian restaurant is discreetly nestled between the Palisades and the far western tip of Santa Monica, it is known for its classic yet innovative italian menu, delicious meats and a beautiful infusion of truffles with their handmade pastas.  The...

Art Basel

The world’s stage for Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Basel is held tri-annually in 3 different locations spanning the globe.  Initially founded in 1970 by a few basel gallerists, with the goal of connecting the international art community, Art Basel has grown to be...

Javelina Restaurant Review

From Per Se to Mamoun’s, Manhattan offers a culinary landscape the breadth of which is unmatched anywhere in the world. Whether its pierogis at 4:30 AM or a hamburger stuffed with braised short ribs, foie gras, and black truffles, this island has it all—except for...

The World’s 10 Most Beautiful Temples

Temples are some of the most underrated travel destinations on Earth. Regardless of the deity that it honors, a temple represents the pinnacle of a society’s architectural achievement. We here at Harden strongly believe that the world’s great temples are all...

The Traveling Gin Company

Next time you’re in London at a concert, gallery opening, or even a wedding, you might experience one of the most interesting pop up bars on the planet. The Traveling Gin Company descends upon an event on two wheels – an old fashioned bicycle – and serves...

Barnes Foundation

When people think of Philadelphia, certain historical and educational attractions usually come to mind–chief amongst them Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. However, we here at Harden ardently believe that another site...

Luxury African Safari by Horseback, Kenya

At the heart of a private, 275,000 acre game ranch in the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro sits ol Donyo Lodge, one of Africa’s most luxurious retreats for big game viewing. Nestled on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park, ol Donyo is right in the path of...

30 Books To Read Before You Die

In today’s world of Netflix, social media, and smartphones, people are turning to books for entertainment less and less–and we here at Harden are dissatisfied with this societal shift. There is something innately special about getting lost in a fictional world...

10 Best Burgers in NYC

There was a time not too long ago when serious burger buffs scoffed at New York’s burger scene. Of course, this is no doubt difficult to believe for anyone who has visited our city in the past decade or so–fifteen years into the new millennium and New York...

Middle of the World, Ecuador

If you’ve ever wanted to be King of the World, you might want to start at the place where you can truly straddle the Northern and Southern Hemisphere with one foot in the north, and one foot in the south. Of course, you’ll have to travel to Pinchincha, Ecuador and ask...

Is All Cashmere Created Equally?

When you think of Cashmere it typically brings to mind the idea of luxuriously soft comfort and expensive prices. Much like diamonds and pearls cashmere comes from relatively humble beginnings–the underbelly of a Mongolian goat. You might say Mongolia really?...

Sushi Nakazawa

Chef Nakazawa–a former apprentice of the famed Jiro–serves up fresh, traditional, and perfectly simple sushi from behind the Italian marble bar at his eponymous omakase restaurant. Since Sushi Nakazawa opened its doors a few months back, connoisseurs of...

The Bowery Hotel

Not long ago, the Bowery was New York’s answer to LA’s Skid Row, a fact that idle twenty-somethings paying nearly $600 per night for a room are wont to disbelieve. Of course, these days the gentrification of the Bowery is not just underway–it’s long over, and...

Redefining Men’s Style

Imagine a debonair jet-setting man of means. Perhaps he is sitting on a Gulfstream V, leaving the Côte d’Azur and the Hôtel du Cap and returning home to his TriBeCa loft. Or maybe he is leaving the Mandarin Oriental Macau in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce, headed to...

How to Eat at Eleven Madison Park Without a Reservation

What if we told you that you could circumvent a certain three Michelin Starred restaurant’s $225/person tasting menu and perpetually packed reservation line on pretty much any given night of the week? Impossible, right? Well, not so fast, because we here at Harden...

12 Incredible Places in London

Everyone knows that London is a beautiful city, but not everyone truly understands the depths of this beauty. Here are ten incredible places in London that you never knew existed. Petersham Nurseries After five minutes in this rustic getaway you won’t even remember...

The Best Men’s Salons

Let’s get one thing straight–it’s 2015, and men these days are expected to be just as well groomed as women. Of course, that means going to a salon–an experience many a male would rather forgo. But any fellas out there who consider going to a salon “too...

The Whitney

On May 1st of this year, New York’s legendary Whitney Museum of American Art–a longtime hallmark of the Upper East Side–reopened downtown. Located at the southern entrance of the High Line in the Meatpacking District, the new Renzo Piano designed building...

La Mamounia

Unabashed Moroccan decadence. No statement better describes Marrakech’s fabled La Mamounia hotel. To set foot inside La Mamounia’s gates is to surrender to a total sensory experience, and to spend a night at the hotel is to live a twenty-first century rendition of...

Cashmere 101

Almost every one is familiar with cashmere—the word alone evokes images of luxury and prestige. What most people are not familiar with are its venerable history…