Happy Friday, readers! It’s the last weekend in August and we’ve got the perfect way to spend it: reading another edition of Insider Life. We’ve got a ton of stories on the docket, spanning real estate, travel, and fitness. Today, we’re telling you about the millennial New Yorkers maximizing their pandemic pads, introducing you to a nutritionist in the Hamptons, and showing you an under-the-radar island in Greece.
Let’s get to it!
In a time where the comfort of home has become more important than ever, some millennial New Yorkers are bringing in the big guns to deck out their pandemic pads. Flush with quarantine savings (and some high off of scoring once-in-a-lifetime apartment deals), wealthy millennials are dropping as much as $45,000 on interior designers to revamp their space.
29-year-old McKenzie Ryan has been named by Forbes as one of the top power brokers in New York City – the youngest person ever to receive the recognition. So far this year, the Upper West Side native has closed over $34 million in sales for Compass, the brokerage at which she founded the asset-advisory team.
An exclusive preschool in Singapore is promising to teach toddlers to survive the digital age. The Silicon Valley-inspired school offers programs based on career paths – like CEO, engineer, athlete, or chef – and teaches kids skills like cooking and coding, as well as grit and empathy.
Luxury fashion brands, influencers, and yacht owners are flocking to Milos, a hidden Greek island that’s home to dozens of colorful beaches and a relaxed vibe. The low-key island has become a pandemic hotspot for people looking for pristine beaches and more privacy than is offered on Santorini or Mykonos.
As a certified nutrition specialist in the Hamptons, Charlotte LaGuardia spends her days working with clients to make an impact on their lifestyle through food. From negotiating with personal chefs to being sent very personal photos, LaGuardia shared what a typical day looks like keeping people healthy in the Hamptons.
Vintage home decor sellers have quietly taken over Instagram. The community has exploded during the pandemic, as we’ve spent more time at home, becoming increasingly aware of how our spaces look and feel. Now, vintage resellers are capitalizing on that, taking over social media to offer up quirky, one-of-a-kind wares.
Peloton’s hotly anticipated rowing machine could finally be on its way after years of speculation. 9to5Google.com analyzed Peloton’s latest Android app update, and found coding that referenced rowing – an indication that the company may soon be launching a rowing machine.
A new tiny-home community outside Atlanta is aiming to change the way people live. The 500-square-foot cottages cost up to $200,000, and are built around communal areas that are designed to encourage socialization among neighbors.
- An NBA hall of famer is selling his Texas mansion – complete with a gym and full-size basketball court – for $8 million. Take a look inside the estate.
- A town in Italy is selling run-down homes for just over $1, but there’s a catch: Buyers must commit to renovating them within three years. See the homes here.
- Jeff Bezos reportedly had an unlimited soft-serve machine installed in his $175 million Beverly Hills home. Get the deets on his ice-cream fix.
- Warby Parker says your smartphone is ruining your eyes – but that’s good for its business. More on that here.
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