Christopher Burch is a diversified entrepreneur with investments in various fields. He delves deep into creativity in all his endeavors, such as real estate, jewelry making, interior design and most recently, hospitality. Burch owns luxury homes for sale and renting in Palm Beach, Nantucket, Southampton, Florida and New York. He built the property in partnership with Philippe Stark, a well-known architect in the States and Alan Faena, an accomplished hospitality professional. Burch started C. Wonder, an accessory firm, in 2011 and developed apparel and home décor until the company’s sale to Xcel Brands. He established another home décor company in 2014, Cocoon9 in collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres. Burch co-owns Bur+Mah and TRADEMARK with Ellen DeGeneres. He also supports various independent firms such as BaubleBur, Brad’s Raw Foods, Blink Health, Chubbies, Soludos and Little Duck Organics. Christopher’s newest muse is his Indonesian creation, Nihiwatu, where he enjoys spending time.
Nihiwatu is a five-star international hotel that surpasses the dreams of every traveler looking for sleek hospitality far away from home. The serial creator stated that Nihiwatu’s result surprised him too since most projects always deliver less satisfaction than expected. When he bought the resort in 2012, he foresaw endless possibilities from renovating it. Chris marveled at the tranquility and beauty of the region and immediately made plans to take advantage of what nature offered. Nihiwatu is one of the few places in the world with a spa beneath a waterfall, rare and unique tourist destinations and hotel services that include a butler in every room. Chris bought the property in 2012 from a New Jersey couple in partnership with James McBride. He invested approximately 30 million into renovating the place and opened in 2015. Burch stated that he bought the hotel on the Indonesian Sumba Island for his children, and as a means to give back to the community in Indonesia.
Chris Burch and his partner give back to the community by contributing some of their profits through the Sumba Foundation. A sneak peek into the estate reveals that Nihiwatu has 27 private villas including Burch’s home, plunge pools in every villa and views of Nihi beach and the Indian Ocean from the plunge pools. The property has two storeyed houses that are connected by bamboo bridges. Nihiwatu’s staff includes yoga instructors, horse trainers, and surf coaches. Nihiwatu attracts international surfers during the high tide who travel to sport on the beach. Chris and James have plans to build more resorts for the millennial traveler in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
In recent years, fashion and fitness have both found themselves at the top of nearly everyone’s priority list. Across the world, we men and women both young and old taking steps toward achieving their dream look. From fitness to face pallets, it seems the evolution of beauty is certainly upon us. The makers of activewear label Fabletics are building and enjoying a significant amount of success due to the new trends. Since their 2013 launch, Fabletics has received tremendous amount of support from customers, and has big plans for the brand in 2017. Having already successfully opening 18 boutiques across the US, the fashion friendly fitness brand plans to open 12 additional locations over the next year, for a grand total of 30 boutiques.
The stores will begin opening to the public around March, with the first shop being launched in Frisco, Texas. Several other locations will be established and opened between March and July 2017. Fabletics makers say the goal of the boutiques is to give customers a hands on shopping experience, with the same perks and benefits offered through the online boutique. As online, the boutiques will offer athletic wear in the form of dresses, leggings, sports bras and swimwear.
Members of the Fabletics movement boast about their perks in online reviews and blogs, making the brand nearly irresistible for fashion and fitness lovers alike. In online reviews from well respected bloggers like The Krazy Coupon Lady and A Foodie Stays Fit, we learn about some of the benefits of VIP Membership, along with some of the most popular styles and items. Aside from the 50% discount for the stylish 2-3 piece outfits, VIP members also enjoy free shipping and hand picked outfit selections based on the results of a style preference quiz completed at signup. In the unlikely event that customers are unsatisfied, they can return their shipment within 30 days from the day the recieved the item.
While their online platform gives Fabletics the opportunity to reach more customers, the shopping experience that the new stores will offer further enhance the benefits or Membership for Fabletics customers.
When it comes to fashion and technology industries, there are numerous similarities. As a matter of fact, the two industries have seen numerous changes over the years. Many of us, including the liberal thinkers, consider this fact as true. Technology and fashion industries have grown together for a long time. For most of us, we have seen technology grow to become fashionable. On the other hand, fashion has grown to become technologically fashionable. The amazing part of the story is how the two industries have grown together. It also forms the basis of our argument. A glimpse of the present and past sheds light on what is ahead of us shortly.
According to Chris Burch, the dawn of the 70s brought us new technology. This was one of the best ways in which we could see technology growing with fashion. The introduction of the Boombox revolutionized the music experience because it allowed the user to walk around with their favorite stations and tunes. The technology came to us with two decks. While one was used to play the music, the other one could record the playing music. The use of this piece of technology went down to the 80s. For this reason, movie storyline was also added into this part of music.
The 90s saw a revolutionized way of technology where one could purchase a more personalized experience with the introduction of the Walkman into the market. This action was considered fashion, while you walk, you would listen to music. For more than one decade, this experience was made smaller with the introduction of the iPod into the market. This was the most up-to-date technology developed. As we can see, technology always grows with what people consider fashionable.
In the recent past, there has been a synthesis of technology and fashion. The two industries have grown to complement each other through growth and business. With the use of technology, fashion designers have delivered the best clothes in the market. They attribute their success through the growing technology. For this reason, technology brings out higher standards of functionality and fashion innovation. One of the Dutch fashion designers has announced his relationship with technology. She uses technology to develop fashion in most parts of her designs. She has considered the use of technology meaningful to fashion. With the use of fashion and technology, there are endless opportunities. One of her greatest success is when she used technology to design dresses which were worn by the British royal families.