LABOR Day has now come and gone. It’s these liminal times that creep forward and remind us that the earth is turning, always turning. Now, the heat is supposed to give way to a kind of crispness, if it hasn’t already, and the drought will, with any mercy, turn to rain. There’s a finality to it, a sense that something is over.
And yet, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are on a yacht in Europe. Yacht season is basically over, you say. Labor Day happened. It’s fall now.
But what a narrow a way to think, how priggish. See, here’s a little lesson, one that’s best learnt sooner rather than later. Yacht season is never over. Somewhere in the world it’s a good time to go yachting.
Yes, the Hamptons may be over, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z certainly heeded those dates, leaving behind their home and hang times with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
But have yacht, will travel, as they say. And Beyoncé and Jay-Z really have yacht. They traded their small yacht in the Hamptons, a dinghy really, for, well, a “super yacht” or “mega yacht” if you prefer. I do not know the difference.
They boarded the thing in Croatia and it has a name: LANA, according to TMZ. It’s “longer than a football field” and is equipped with a “pool on the deck, a theater, a spa with professional masseuses” and a thing called “foldable terraces.” There are items aboard to keep the young and the young at heart occupied, like a jet ski, wakeboards, skis, and “inflatable paddleboards.”
All for the crisp, cool price of $2 million a week. In the end, seasons are a mindset, and one traversed easily with the right kind of bank account.
(SOURCE: Vanity Fair)