Author: Private Clubs Editor

Our 5 Favorites from Ken Fulk’s New Design Collaboration

Celebrated San Francisco-based designer Ken Fulk (Can you say Battery Club!) has created an exclusive collection in partnership with home retailer Pottery Barn. A cross between Gatsby-era elegance, fun and practicality, we are transported to a world of luxe and sophistication. For his line, the Virginia native landed on wanderlust as a touchstone. “I’m constantly marveling at the world,” he says. “Not just traveling to exotic places, but also traveling back in time, trying to re-create that child-like sense of awe we lose as adults.”

11 Reasons to Make Megève Your Next Alpine Vacation

1. The five-star luxury of M de Megève

M de Megève finds a balance between Alpine charm and modern design. The hotel, which reopened last year after extensive renovations, now has 42 rooms and suites offering high-end comfort with a warm vibe. The downstairs bar with fireplace is the perfect place to relax après-ski, and in-house dining can be done casually at Le Bistrot or more formally at Le SoMMet du M de Megève. The Cinq Mondes-operated spa, with its gorgeous treatment rooms, hammam, sauna, and heated indoor pool, is the icing on the cake.
Stephanie Duval

Women Players Are Golf’s Future, Offsetting Men’s Decline

(Bloomberg) — While headlines proclaim that golf is in decline, Mike Whan presides over a part of the game that is surging ahead.

“What’s cool is that there were 300,000 more females in the game of golf last year than the year before,” Whan, commissioner of the LPGA since 2010, told Sports Line colleague Erik Matuszewski. “Last year, 180,000 new young girls joined the game. There hasn’t been an increase like that in forever.”

Yellowstone, Disneyland and Other ‘Private Clubs’

Last year more than three million people visited Yellowstone National Park, and another 16 million visited Disneyland. But it turns out, most of them didn’t see the best parts. These and other popular destinations have their own inner sanctums, where the price of admission can reach six, even seven figures. What else don’t you know about the private club world? OZY got a peek at some havens for the very, very rich.