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Cities With Great Abstract Art Transformed Into Great Abstract Art

Cities With Great Abstract Art Transformed Into Great Abstract Art Aug 5th, 2013 at 5:00PM: Jazzberry Blue is an artist who creates consistently pleasing abstract art. Jazzberry Blue's recently released abstract art pieces based on cities around the world have impressed the art community. Something I find especially cool about the cities chosen so far for this project is that they are all great destinations for viewing abstract art. Coincidence? Maybe. Either way, these beautiful...

Call An Ice Cream Truck On Demand Today With Uber

Jul 19th, 2013 at 11:33AM: Today is the hottest day yet in New York City's latest heat wave, and the summer weather is no less forgiving in many other cities in the western hemisphere. To help beat the heat, car service app Uber is offering ice cream trucks on demand, today only from 11-5 p.m. in 33 cities worldwide. The stunt is to help promote the app's expansion to new cities in the United States and in Australia,...

IKEA To Launch Budget Hotel Chain In Europe

IKEA To Launch Budget Hotel Chain In Europe Mar 9th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Meatballs for room service? That might be a bit of a stretch, but Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA is launching into the accommodations business, collaborating with Marriott to create a budget-friendly hotel chain in Europe. The hotels - which will be called "Moxy" - promise to offer contemporary stylish design at an affordable price, though the rooms will not feature furnishings from...

From Ankle To Arch: Italy's Culinary Diversity

From Ankle To Arch: Italy's Culinary Diversity Jan 21st, 2013 at 12:00PM: Go to your local supermarket to buy pasta and you'll find about a dozen different shapes from which to choose. Travel from the ankle to the arch of the heel in Italy, though, and you'll find 150 different types. And those are just the pasta types that begin with the letter "C." Each of Italy's 20 regions has a distinct cuisine. Pizza crust thickens and thins. Ingredients go in and out of...

Galley Gossip: Interview With A Saudi Airline Flight Attendant

Galley Gossip: Interview With A Saudi Airline Flight Attendant Nov 5th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Where are you from, Ahmed? Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I'm Jeddah based. What are the requirements to become a flight attendant for Saudi Airlines? High school minimum, English language (reading writing and spoken fluent), minimum age is 19, maximum age is 35, flight attendant diploma or courses has a priority. How long was your flight attendant training? 3 months. But the new procedure is 6...

Video Of The Day: Switzerland By Train

Sep 17th, 2012 at 7:00PM: Without a doubt, Switzerland has some of the most scenic railways in the world. Not only do trains send travelers past the snow-covered Swiss Alps and vast valleys covered in green, but these systems are also a modern engineering marvel. The video above shows the variety of rail traffic passing through the country. Filmed throughout the Canton of Ticino, it is so artfully done is almost...

Miracle In Milan 2012: Italy's Muscular Metropolis Goes Global

Miracle In Milan 2012: Italy's Muscular Metropolis Goes Global Apr 18th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Rome stands for romance, history, art, architecture and fab food. Florence is for culture; Venice is for moody beauty and atmosphere. What about Milan? Milan is where the technocrat Prime Minister Mario Monti comes from, the little gray man whose job is to save Italy from bankruptcy. Bankruptcy seems unlikely: in the midst of this unending "recession," Italy prospers and Milan is booming. ...

Get to know the real Milan, Italy, through Milan Dreaming

Jan 3rd, 2012 at 1:00PM: While spending a few months living in Milan, Italy, New York-based filmmaker Francesco Paciocco decided he wanted to create a short film called "Milan Dreaming" that told the story of Milan through its essence, people, and places. The background music, "A Necessary End" by Saltillo, gives the video a slight sense of darkness as you see locals going about their everyday business. While the...

Moleskine notebooks introduces new bags, reading, and writing accessories

Moleskine notebooks introduces new bags, reading, and writing accessories Apr 12th, 2011 at 9:30AM: Few products (analog, at least) get travelers, writers, and artists as excited as Moleskine. The classic black Moleskine notebooks have been used by Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, and Oscar Wilde, as well as many a journaler and design-lover. A new collection unveiled this week at Milan's Salon del Mobile is the stuff of many travelers' dreams. The Reading, Writing, and Traveling series from...

New "crumpled" city maps for tourists

New Dec 1st, 2010 at 12:30PM: Milan-based industrial designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso centers on themes of sustainability and durability in his work. A 2008 honors graduate of the Politecnico di Milano, Pizzolorusso's oeuvre includes a waste paper bin made entirely out of recycled paper (designed with Ricardo Nannini and Domenico Orefice) and an award-winning prototype of a map of Rome's fountains. It is Pizzolorusso's...

Daily Pampering: Luxury travel shopping experience in Milan

Daily Pampering: Luxury travel shopping experience in Milan Nov 16th, 2010 at 4:00PM: What do you get for the fashionista who has everything? A luxury travel trip to Milan to explore high-end boutiques along Via Montenapoleone and attend two exclusive trunk shows with industry leaders Valentino, Stella McCartney, Dior, and more. The luxury travel package, worth more than $13,000, is offered by Pure Entertainment Group and includes everything from a suite at The Four Season Hotel...

Tree cathedral grows in Northern Italy

Tree cathedral grows in Northern Italy Sep 8th, 2010 at 1:00PM: Anybody that's ever been to Europe has surely been inside one of the continent's many cathedrals. But even if you've seen all the stone and stained glass you'd ever care to see, the Northern Italian city of Bergamo is giving the cathedral a fresh look by making one of the structures entirely out of living trees. The man behind the work is the recently deceased Giuliano Mauri, an Italian artist...

Hotels to see-and-be-seen during 2010 Fashion Weeks

Hotels to see-and-be-seen during 2010 Fashion Weeks Aug 26th, 2010 at 3:00PM: Fall means fashion - it's the time of year when designers debut their latest creations for the coming year and vy for a cover shot on the world's most fashionable magazines. From New York to Paris, Fashion Week is meant to prove one important point: you are what you wear. While some hotels are contributing to the fashion scene this year, others are hosting a meeting spot for those who want to...

Top 10 best international cities for shopping

Top 10 best international cities for shopping Jul 19th, 2010 at 4:30PM: It's a familiar feeling... The sweaty palms, a racing heartbeat, shortness of breath. You've dreamt about this moment and it's finally here - staring you in the face with a come hither look that says, "You know you want me" and the reality is, you do. You fumble for your wallet in the bottomless pit of a bag you carry around and rush toward the "sale" sign you spotted through the endless faces and...

Luxury travel and fashion unite inside the Armani Hotel Dubai

Luxury travel and fashion unite inside the Armani Hotel Dubai Apr 29th, 2010 at 4:30PM: Cities often serve as a mecca for fashion trends. From New York City to Milan to Paris, fashion knows no limits when it comes cat-walking down the boulevard. Each new season boasts a new must-have fabric, cut or hemline, but there's more to fashion than what you wear. While most bank accounts can't justify the $1,000 gladiator sandals or an Alexander McQueen ostrich feather dress (starting price...

Europe hotel rates down 12%

Europe hotel rates down 12% Jan 17th, 2010 at 12:00PM: Paris in the springtime? Beach time in Barcelona? These trips might not be as expensive as you think. According to a new report from hotel price comparison site trivago, Europe hotel prices are 12 percent less than in January 2009. Read: get your passports and hop across the pond! Among the findings: Dublin, Ireland: The average price of a standard double room is 84 pounds (approximately...

Italian answer to swine flu--automatic holy water dispensers

Italian answer to swine flu--automatic holy water dispensers Nov 12th, 2009 at 10:30AM: Visitors to many Italian churches will see a new addition next to the door--automatic holy water dispensers. Priests have been noticing that worshipers are reluctant to put their hands in the font containing holy water for fear of catching swine flu. About thirty people have died in Italy from the disease and people are a bit jittery about sharing the same water as hundreds of strangers,...

Photo of the Day (9.29.09)

Photo of the Day (9.29.09) Sep 29th, 2009 at 5:00PM: Today's Photo of the Day comes from Milan-based photographer, il lele. This photo was taken in the city of Fatehpur Sikri, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It's a great moment captured - and it's easy to appreciate the simplicity & contrast of the image. Il lele has alot of great portraits and environment shots on Flickr, so take the time to check them out. Fatehpur Sikri was...

Photo of the Day (07.05.08)

Photo of the Day (07.05.08) Jul 5th, 2008 at 6:30PM: I wanted to pick a great 4th of July shot to feature today, but then came across this amazing composition by pirano. Taken in Milano Centrale station, this photo manages to capture the hurried rush of two people running to catch their trains. But at the same time, being taken in black and white, the photo miraculously makes the central station seem very calm and organized. Definitely a shot...

Air One kicks off flights from Boston and Chicago to Milan

Air One kicks off flights from Boston and Chicago to Milan Jun 25th, 2008 at 9:30AM: When most people are asked to think of an Italian airline, they automatically think of Alitalia, the struggling national carrier known for mediocre service that was almost bought out by KLM and Air France earlier this year. Few outside of Italy actually know of the nation's second largest carrier, Air One, a privately held company that until now has flown mainly to domestic destinations. With the...

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