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Updated 8/11/2023 – The Luxury Lifestyle Awards, the international organization dedicated to selecting, recognizing, and celebrating the best in luxury, has named Christopher Parr of Pursuitist the Official Winner of the Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World, learn more here.
Founded in 2008, Pursuitist is the only ad-free and independent leading luxury publication, with over 30 million unique monthly web visitors and over 700 thousand combined social followers. Curating and reviewing the very best in luxury, the 5-star travel & lifestyle guide is the utmost authority on rating high-end experiences, products, and destinations.
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s most influential luxury lifestyle and travel publications, the award-winning Pursuitist.com engages affluent connoisseurs with luxe content and reviews that speak to their high-end interests.
“Setting itself apart from other brands, Pursuitist.com shines with its unique 5-Star Gold Award section, showcasing personal experiences and recommendations that resonate deeply with luxury consumers. They not only influence and inspire readers to experience the product or service themselves, but also fosters trust and awareness, making Pursuitist an invaluable player in the media industry,” said Alexander Chetchikov, CEO and Founder of Luxury Lifestyle Awards.
“Pursuitist is honored to be recognized as the Best Luxury Influencer and Blogger in the World by The Luxury Lifestyle Awards. Our mission is to curate the very best for our discerning readers, empowering them to make informed choices in their pursuit of happiness,” added Christopher Parr, the Founder of Pursuitist.
About Christopher Parr
For over 20 years, Christopher Parr has been a luxury influencer to the influencers. Renowned as a marketing and content leader, he has launched luxury brands and consulted for entities spanning high-end fashion, luxury appliances, automotive industries, luxury hotel chains, and technology companies. He stands as the go-to source for the latest in luxury travel experiences, tech, cars, and gadgets. Writers, editors, and producers alike turn to him for the newest trends.
Indeed, Parr is the ultimate luxury insider. One minute he’s at a wine tasting with John Legend in Napa, and the next, he’s on a Lexus yacht with A-Rod, driving BMWs with Chef Thomas Keller of The French Laundry, or attending a Four Seasons Hotel opening with founder Isadore Sharp.
In between, Parr is often spotted at prestigious events — from Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel, and Dior runway shows to events at Cannes. He’s known for experiencing the most expensive drinks in Cognac, touring legendary suites and exclusive resorts, and enjoying VIP experiences at world-renowned destinations like The Ritz-Carlton, Nobu Hotels, Walt Disney World, Aman Hotels, One&Only Resorts, Rosewood Hotels, and more.
Even during his first-class flights home, Parr doesn’t stop. It’s not unusual to discover him interviewing celebrities like Chris Pratt and Margot Robbie about their favorite travel destinations, restaurants, and travel hacks.
Parr’s long-term dedication to the luxury travel industry, being the utmost authority on classic and authentic luxury experiences and products, and his support for emerging new lux brands and selfless mentoring of journalist newcomers made him deserving of the title ‘Best Luxury Influencer and Blogger in the World.’ This is amplified by Pursuitist being the only ad-free, independent luxury publication, delivering unbiased recommendations devoid of commissions or affiliate influences.
As the premiere travel, auto, leisure, food, style and online destination, Pursuitist has been featured in Elle Magazine, New York Magazine, Hyperbeast, New York Times, Gawker, WWD, Vogue, TechCrunch, USA Today, Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood, Gizmodo and more.
Our Mission: To be trendsetters, broadcasting the latest buzz. To inspire, educate, be relevant. Pursuitists are ahead of the curve & authentic. It is about the experience, beyond just expensive products. Pursuitist is luxury redefined.
Pursuitist features the leading writers in the luxury industry. Current and past luxury bloggers, award-winning journalists, writers and influencers have included:
|Christopher Parr – Founder
Christopher Parr, Founder & Editor of 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
Kimberly is a New York-based writer and On Camera Host. She is the founder of Jetsetera and her work has appeared in numerous publications and websites including Just Luxe, Sherman’s Travel and USA Today. Follow her on Twitter: @kimberlyfisher1
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 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 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