Welcome to Pursuitist, your definitive guide to luxury, redefined.
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s most influential luxury lifestyle and travel blogs, the award-winning, ad-free, Pursuitist.com, engages affluent connoisseurs with engaging content that speaks to their high-end interests.
Curation by Pursuitist
Our editors have diligently curated a rich list of the finer things in life to share with affluent consumers and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs). There’s a reason why USA Today named Founder and Editor-in-Chief Christopher Parr a “Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger,” Forbes has called Pursuitist “The Best Luxury Blog,” and the iconic John Legend has given us the legendary label of “The Louis Vuitton of luxury blogs.”
And the Champagne keeps popping with industry recognition. As the premiere luxury lifestyle and travel guide, Parr and Pursuitist have been selected as the official winner in Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ 2023 list of the “Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World.”
Since 2008, Pursuitist has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Vogue, CBS, Condé Nast Traveler, iHeartRadio, NPR, Gawker, WWD, Vogue, TechCrunch, USA Today, Deadline Hollywood, Gizmodo and many more.
A Close-Knit Circle of Friends
Pursuitist is a tribute to elegance, sophistication, and the extraordinary. Founded after a team of freelance journalists visited Cannes, Cognac and spent a month in Paris in the spring of 2008 — we decided to launch our own destination, away from the click-bait, pop-ups, spam and bad links. We’re not an organization, but rather a close-knit circle of friends. We are top journalists, insiders, and enthusiasts who love curating the finest life has to offer. This award-winning, ad-free sanctuary is the type of blog we envisioned, the one we’ve always wanted to read.
No Ads, No Money, Not a Business Per Se
At Pursuitist, there are no paychecks, no hidden agendas, no advertisements, and no commissions. We’re a community united by a shared labor of love. Born from our collective passion and playful spirit, we exist purely to share our favorite luxuries with the world. Our belief transcends the traditional business paradigm – for us, it’s all about celebrating and sharing the extraordinary, rather than profiting from it.
Ever since our inception in 2008, we’ve been wholeheartedly immersed in the luxury industry, sharing our finds, and enriching your experiences. We operate independently and with utmost integrity, uninfluenced by commissions, affiliate links, or any form of commercial sway. This firm commitment to transparency and authenticity has established us as the foremost ad-free, independent luxury publication.
Our mission is straightforward yet powerful – to empower you, our discerning readers, in your pursuit of happiness. We firmly believe that life is fleeting, and it should be savored with delight, unforgettable experiences, and moments of shared joy. This belief is the cornerstone of our endeavor, the driving force that motivates us to enhance your life with enriching experiences.
Inspire and Educate
We aim to inspire and educate, staying at the forefront of luxury trends and innovations. We bring to you not just the world of luxury, but also the art of living well, emphasizing a balanced, fulfilling life.
Your Definitive Guide
We are more than curators; we are connoisseurs and influencers with a repertoire that spans Arts, Auto, Epicurean, Family, Green, House, Style, Tech, and Travel. Guided by our Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Parr, recognized as one of the Top 10 Luxury Travel Bloggers by USA Today readers, we are your definitive guide to the finest life has to offer.
Our family extends globally, with esteemed contributors from Vogue, ESPN, Mashable, New York Post, Luxist, Conde Nast Traveler, TechCrunch, Car & Driver, Glamour, Saveur, and more, hailing from France, England, and the US.
We invite you to step into the world of Pursuitist, where luxury is an immersive experience, not just a matter of price. Join us in this extraordinary journey to discover life’s delights, create unforgettable memories, and indulge in the art of living luxuriously.
Pursuitist features the leading writers in the luxury industry. Current and past luxury bloggers, award-winning journalists, writers and influencers have included:
Christopher Parr, Chief Content Curator for Pursuitist, is an award-winning luxury marketing leader, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences, and a pioneer in web publishing. He was named one of the Top 10 Luxury Travel Bloggers by USA Today Readers. Parr created Pursuitist as a curated list of the good things in life. Follow him on Twitter: @pursuitist
Carrie Coolidge is based in Manhattan. From 2009 to 2011, Carrie served as Co-Editor of Luxist, the luxury lifestyle website at AOL where she ran the Luxist Awards, a program that honored the very best in fine living. From 1996 to 2009, Carrie was a Staff Writer at Forbes magazine. Carrie is also the author of six books, including “The Closet Entrepreneur”. Follow her on Twitter: @carriecoolidge
Pursuitist automotive and lifestyle contributor Brian Armstead has been involved in print, radio, web and television for over 47 years. Forbes, Detroit Press, and on the radio. Follow him at Brian Armstead
Ramsey Qubein is a freelance travel journalist covering hotels, cruises, airlines, and loyalty programs from around the globe. Forbes, Condé Nast Traveler, CNBC.
Katya Bychkova is a beauty and style expert based in NYC. Face mask enthusiast and frequent traveler Katya contributes to top lifestyle publications. Follow her on Twitter: stylesprinter.com
Kate Michael is a Writer, Emcee, On-Camera Host and Fashion/Commercial Model. Follow her on Twitter @theauthentikate
Deidre Woollard has been writing both fiction and nonfiction for years. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Spalding University and her short fiction has been published in literary magazines and anthologies. She served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods. Follow her on Twitter: @Deidre
|Stacy Steponate Greenberg
Stacy Steponate Greenberg (ESPN) brings over 15 years of travel and marketing experience to Pursuitist. Stacy spent 11 years at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in various capacities, serving stints as Director of Marketing for the St. Regis and Sheraton brands, and Senior Director for Starwood Residences. Follow her on Twitter: @StacyGSG
|Paul Bradly Carr
Paul has written for the Guardian, the Telegraph, TechCrunch, the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic. He was co-founder of the Friday Project and NSFWCORP and is currently investigations editor at Pando. Follow him on Twitter: @paulcarr
Erica’s work has been published in a number of esteemed outlets, including Mashable, CNN, Forbes, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Business Insider, and The Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter: @ericaswallow
Kim-Marie Evans, AKA Luxury Travel Mom, is a freelance writer specializing in luxury and family travel. Follow her on Twitter: @LuxuryTravelMom
|Jared Paul Stern
Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others.
Luxury hotel expert, USA Today contributor, luxury travel writer, blogger, beach girl, animal lover and founder of Luxe Social Media. Follow her on Twitter: @LuxeTiffany
|Vilte S. Holstad
After living in Paris and working in the fashion industry, Vilte is a publicist and freelance writer in Venice Beach, California. Follow her on Twitter: @vilteco
Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is a contributor for JustLuxe and an editor for Holiday Goddess, the online destination for chic women travelers from the editors of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Conde Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, and BBC. Follow her on Twitter: @VickiArkoff
Susan’s work has been published in a number of esteemed outlets, including Robb Report, Luxist, JustLuxe, The London Telegraph and Caviar Affair. Follow her on Twitter: @susankime
Roxanne Genier is the co-founder of both LuxeInACity and Agence Luxury. She is currently on a road trip from Montreal to Buenos Aires to curate the best in luxury travel. Follow her on Twitter: @LuxeInACity
|Shandana A. Durrani
Her work has appeared in numerous publications and websites including Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour, Cigar Aficionado, Wine Spectator, Silverkris, Haute Living, NYMag.com, Jetsetter.com and Justluxe.com. Follow her on Twitter: @missadvnture
Leila Cohan-Miccio is a New York-based writer, past editor of New York Magazine-owned blog Grub Street Boston and has contributed to Saveur, Splitsider, and Crushable. Follow her on Twitter: @leilacohan
Gretchen Kelly has written for New York Post, Luxury Travel Advisor, Frommers.com, Executive Travel, Interior Design, The Travel Channel.com and many other publications and websites. Follow her on Twitter: @gretchenkelly
R. Simon has been published in the Economist, Vanity Fair, Business Insider and many more.
| Kimberly Fisher
Kimberly Fisher an NYC-based writer and on-camera host that has written for Just Luxe, Sherman’s Travel, Huffington Post, USA Today and many other publications and websites. Follow her on Twitter: @kimberlyfisher1