Whether they’re streamlining our daily routines or merely giving us something to appreciate, these new launches capture a sense of merriment.
As the pandemic rolls into the new year, the question of traveler safety continues to surround major airlines. Starting Feb. 1, however, Bay Area residents will have a cleaner, more luxurious flying alternative in the form of Set Jet private charter flights. The membership-based program is opening a new service between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Las Vegas, with one-way flight costs between $460 and $490 per person, including taxes and fees. Beginning with two flights per week per city pair, Set Jet aims to expand regular services with increased demand. It’s station at APP Jet Center within Hayward Executive Airport will have you saying “bon voyage” to crowded terminals and welcoming a future of safer air travel. 21889 Skywest Drive, Hayward
Working from home sounds much more appealing following news of Proper Hotels’ decision to offer its Kelly Wearstler-designed hotel suites as workspaces. Rooms can be booked by the day, week or month for a maximum of six guests. The announcement comes as a result of Proper Hospitality’s partnership with Industrious, a nationwide workplace provider. Guests will have unlimited digital access to The New York Times, printing services, a smart TV, touch-free in-suite service and other amenities for optimal productivity. Sounds suite! 1100 Market St., San Francisco
Those on the lookout for timeless, quality accessories need look no further than ethical, Bay Area-based fashion label Cuyana. The direct-to-consumer brand launched its first jewelry collection this fall, starring mix-and-match styles such as stud, hoop and drop earrings made with 14K plated gold and recycled brass. “Our jewelry collection mirrors our ‘fewer, better’ philosophy in the sense that it is versatile, timeless and made sustainably,” says Cuyana co-founder and CEO Karla Gallardo. “We intentionally designed each piece to be dressed up or down, so that customers can get many wears out of just a few pieces.” From classic staples to striking statement makers, this collection consists of pieces for every occasion. Stanford Shopping Center
Boeing 747 airline pilot Carlos Satulovsky will finally launch Elation Hypercars, Silicon Valley’s new go-to destination for high-end electric vehicles, after six years in development. Satulovsky and CTO Mauro Saravia, a championship-winning race car constructor, worked in tandem with top race engineers to produce limited volumes of models. The Elation Freedom is a hypercar developed to travel up to 62 miles per hour in 1.8 seconds, utilizing high-performance electric motors that produce zero emissions. The car’s name comes from the feeling of pure delight drivers are sure to experience while behind the wheel.
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