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6 Weird Ways To Get Your Food Served Around The World

6 Weird Ways To Get Your Food Served Around The World Sep 4th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Monik Markus, Flickr Now that food trucks are a staple in pretty much every metropolis, people have to get really creative to think about how to serve food in an edgy manner. But from fries in a vending machine to sparkling water in a public fountain, there are plenty of places around the world that will make sure that you have an unforgettable eating experience. 1. Coin-operated Belgian...

Eating And Drinking In Valencia: Fartons, Paella And Orange-Flavored Cava

Eating And Drinking In Valencia: Fartons, Paella And Orange-Flavored Cava Jul 19th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Sean McLachlan A holiday in Spain is all about the food. Oh, and there's the art, the nightlife, the beaches, the countryside, the beautiful people, but really it's all about the food. It's one of the great world cuisines, and as you eat your way around the country you find some amazing regional variations. I've just spent the last three days chowing down in Valencia on Spain's Mediterranean...

12 12 12 Is Coming, Like It Or Not

12 12 12 Is Coming, Like It Or Not Dec 6th, 2012 at 4:00PM: 12 12 12 is more than just next Wednesday and an unusual calendar date. The Mayan calendar has it as a time of transformation and evolution. Basically the end of time as we know it, Mayan's believed 12/12/12 was also the beginning of a new cycle of evolution for planet earth, humanity and the cosmos. With a focus on the planet surviving, a number of events and promotions are planned by...

Luxury Vacation Guide 2012: Caviar in the surf

Luxury Vacation Guide 2012: Caviar in the surf Jan 5th, 2012 at 10:00AM: No Luxury Vacation Guide would be complete without a nod to cruise vacations. But there are cruises and then there are luxury cruise vacations. Seabourn sails a fleet of small yacht-like ships to exotic destinations around the world. On board, passengers are pampered with fine cuisine, luxury suite accommodations and the highest crew to passenger ratio in the cruise business. That allows for...

Think Small: Why Small-Batch Champagne Is Better

Think Small: Why Small-Batch Champagne Is Better Nov 7th, 2011 at 11:00AM: There's a quiet revolution underway in Champagne. A grape-accented battle against the goliaths of the bubble-laced industry. It's called terroir, that mostly untranslatable French word that refers to the influence of soil and weather on wine (it's also creeping into the food world too). Big Champagne doesn't really have any terroir. It's one soiled little not-so-secret aspect of the...

Daily Pampering: The May Fair London offers luxe Champagne parties

Daily Pampering: The May Fair London offers luxe Champagne parties Jan 24th, 2011 at 4:00PM: Indulgence flows like, well, Champagne, at newest bar program. Aptly titled 150 at The May Fair, (after the magnum, 150cl of liquid) the semi-private bar experience offers a new series of programs where guests can order premium magnums of vintage champagnes paired with a menu of small plates prepared by the new head chef at the hotel's restaurant, Silvena Rowe. What would we opt for? The most...

European cheeses: holiday entertaining with the taste of travel

European cheeses: holiday entertaining with the taste of travel Nov 30th, 2010 at 1:30PM: I work part-time in a cheese shop, and I'm also a contributing editor at culture, a consumer cheese magazine. I can't help noticing that, despite a still-sluggish economy, people don't want to do without their cheese. Especially if they've fallen for a specific type during their (usually European) travels. Not everyone who bellies up to the counter is a globetrotter or a cheese geek, but...

Daily Pampering: Caviar and champagne coffret gifts

Daily Pampering: Caviar and champagne coffret gifts Oct 21st, 2010 at 4:00PM: It's time to start thinking about the holidays, and with the holidays comes holiday gifts. But of course, there's always one person on your list who makes shopping complicated. What do you get the person who has everything? West Hollywood's Petrossian Boutique and Restaurant came up with the solution: an awe-inspiring caviar and champagne coffret priced at $490. Nothing says luxury quite...

Daily Pampering: The Lanesborough & Laurent-Perrier Master Class

Daily Pampering: The Lanesborough & Laurent-Perrier Master Class Sep 16th, 2010 at 4:00PM: The Lanesborough, one of London's most exclusive hotels, is partnering with Laurent-Perrier, creator of unique and elegant Champagnes, to bring guests a dinner they'll never forget. On September 28, The Lanesborough will host a unique tasting of Laurent-Perrier champagnes presented by David Hesketh, Managing Director of Laurent-Perrier UK and distinguished Master of Wine. The master class...

Do something quirky and photograph the evidence - Souvenir tip

Do something quirky and photograph the evidence - Souvenir tip Apr 25th, 2010 at 1:31PM: The word "souvenir" means "to remember" in French, so the best souvenirs are memories. But the best memories are quirky ones. I once knew a man who had to pour champagne on the cruise ship captain's head on every single cruise he went on. He did this at the kick-off party for every cruise, but also did it on the night when the crew built the champagne tower -- just to see if he could get away...

Five travel gift ideas for Mother's Day

Five travel gift ideas for Mother's Day Apr 19th, 2010 at 2:00PM: You need options – fast. Mother's Day is less than month away, and moms want to travel. They want to get out on the road, be treated like royalty and experience all the luxuries for which they don't have time day to day. With a whole world at your disposal, how do you choose? Well, I poked around and thought you might be interested in the following deals for Mother's Day. Here are five ideas...

Beat the cold at Le Domaine de Lonvilliers this Valentine's Day

Beat the cold at Le Domaine de Lonvilliers this Valentine's Day Jan 30th, 2010 at 8:00AM: The tough part about Valentine's Day is that it's in February, making the weather too cold to do anything really fun outside. So, trade in the snow for a spot on the beach this year. Le Domaine de Lonvilliers on St. Martin is offering a great new package. Spend three nights at the resort (free room upgrade based on availability), and receive roundtrip boat transfer from the airport, a bottle of...

Daily Pampering: Three ways to spice up Valentine's Day from around the world

Daily Pampering: Three ways to spice up Valentine's Day from around the world Jan 29th, 2010 at 4:00PM: You want to do something for Valentine's Day this year, but you don't know where to turn. Travel is always a great idea, and the economy is definitely cutting your way. There are deals everywhere. Of course, this just makes the choices even harder. Well, I just happened upon three packages from Regent Hotels that will make your decision a little harder ... how can you narrow even this short list...

Rock like Romeo for Valentine's Day

Rock like Romeo for Valentine's Day Jan 29th, 2010 at 8:00AM: Want to become Romeo? Ladies, want to turn your husband or boyfriend into the most romantic character who never lived (and didn't even do that long)? Check out the latest deal from the Romeo Hotel in Naples, Italy; it's designed to turn even a guy like me into a real romantic. For a rate starting at 625 euro, you'll be able to spend two nights in a Deluxe Harbor View Room, enjoy champagne and...

Kimpton's rub down will make every day Valentine's Day

Kimpton's rub down will make every day Valentine's Day Jan 26th, 2010 at 2:00PM: Nobody should have to rub one out on Valentine's Day alone ... nothing is more depressing. So, let Kimpton help you get the contact you need. At 41 hotels , you can take advantage of the "Rub the One You're with" package from February 1, 2010 through the end of March. Your stay will include a private one-hour massage instruction class. Using the whole "teach a man to fish" concept, you'll make...

Five Valentine's Day deals in New England

Five Valentine's Day deals in New England Jan 20th, 2010 at 8:00AM: Nothing says "romance" like a roaring fire on a chilly evening on Valentine's Day. Through the windows, you can see snow-laden trees and pure white landscapes. From the warmth of your room, you can enjoy the winter wonderland outside, as you settle down for the perfect evening with the perfect person in your life. If this is how you envision your Valentine's Day this year, turn your thoughts to...

Celebrate romance in the UK with Red Carnation

Celebrate romance in the UK with Red Carnation Jan 16th, 2010 at 10:00AM: The Red Carnation hotel group is rolling out the red carpet for Valentine's Day. At all its UK properties, romance will be shaped by luxury, leaving you to focus on the person with you. You'll be greeted with a bottle of pink champagne, and every evening will be punctuated with a unique romantic turndown service. Enjoy chocolate covered strawberries at any time in your room, and dine on culinary...

Daily Pampering: Luxury Avenue in Cancun changes travel shopping completely

Daily Pampering: Luxury Avenue in Cancun changes travel shopping completely Jan 13th, 2010 at 4:00PM: What do you do when your wallet starts to itch? If you're sunning yourself in Cancun, Mexico, have a car take you from your resort to the new Luxury Avenue. This new travel retail destination has brought together in one place such stores as Mont Blanc, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo and Zegna -- creating a shopping experience reminiscent of South Beach or Cannes. Luxury Avenue is within...

Four Twitter deals for Valentine's Day getaways

Four Twitter deals for Valentine's Day getaways Jan 12th, 2010 at 4:30PM: You may not be able to say how you feel in 140 characters or less, but you sure can get leads on the best Valentine's Day experience that way. So, instead of tweeting a feeling, use the white-hot social media platform to grab the top travel specials for the most romantic day of the year. Several resorts are running Twitter-only Valentine's Day specials this year, so follow the right people, and...

New Year's Eve deals: Front-row, distinguished and out of town

New Year's Eve deals: Front-row, distinguished and out of town Dec 9th, 2009 at 1:00PM: New Year's Eve parties are filling up fast, and the hottest spots are likely to go soonest. Whether you want to be as close to the ball as possible or plan to avoid the crowds, there are plenty of deals out there. New York City is always a top spot, with people from around the world soaking in live what many only see on television. But, that's just the start. See below for a few suggestions on...

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