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Berry Trifle Recipe

Just because we’re celebrating in smaller numbers this year doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate in big, extravagant fashion when it comes to food. Our Berry Trifle with Vanilla Cream is a showstopper, both in its dramatic colorful presentation and its deliciousness. It’s the type of dessert that you can leave out while playing board games next to the fire and there won’t be leftovers. This berry trifle recipe is sorta healthy. Sorta. An Episode of Friends We first heard of…

A Classic Étouffée

There’s something about New Orleans cuisine that’s pretty darned special. Case in point, the classic étouffée, which translates into “smothering” — an homage to the cooking method. You can make étouffée with almost any seafood, but the original was created with crawfish.  Best of New Orleans Finding the best seafood étouffée in New Orleans was no easy mission. There are many iconic restaurants in the Big Easy, and a number of them are hailed for their interpretation of this beloved…

3 New Orleans Hotels to Know

We know; you probably went to Mardi Gras in college and many of you are grateful there was no social media back then. Because if there’s any place where what happens there should stay there, it’s New Orleans. But since your first visit to the Big Easy, a lot has changed. (Not just you, either). Especially in recent years, where there are hotels that are more than just post-revelry crash pads. New Orleans is as cultural as it gets in…
New Orleans hotels
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Top New Orleans Restaurants

New York may be the melting pot of the U.S., but New Orleans is the melting pot of cuisine. A fusion of Spanish, French, Native American, and West African, New Orleans offers some of the best food in the United States. There are times to tighten your belt, but a weekend in NOLA is not one of them. Here are seven essential restaurants. A big shout out to Alicia, who gave us her latest list plus her favorite classics of…
New Orleans restaurants
New York City

The Review: Koloman

If you haven’t had Austrian food, you’re in for a treat. We would go as far as to say that Austrian food is the unsung hero of cuisine. This goes way beyond schnitzel, but that’s pretty darned good too. And now there is a new-ish Austrian restaurant in NYC. But does it measure up to the real thing in Vienna? This is the review. Overview We’ve said this before, but Austrian cuisine is worthy of a foodie’s attention. While we’ve…
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A New Ski Hotel in British Columbia

There are certain people who do something and you know it’s going to be good. Case in point, the owner of Eleven Experience, who is a former Blackstone guy turned philanthropist and hotelier. His hotels aren’t a 10, they’re an Eleven. And this is the newest hotel in the collection. About Eleven Experience There are some people who know their real estate. And you can say that someone who worked at private equity firm Blackstone for over two decades, falls…
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New York City

RH Guesthouse – The Dining Room

Restoration Hardware is so 2015. You must mean RH, which is the new name of the company turned lifestyle brand. And it wants to dominate your home, vacation, and culinary life. In addition to its footprint in NYC, there’s now the RH Guesthouse, which is all about the comfort food — and the caviar. Overview New York thrives on exclusivity nowadays, given all the private clubs that sprouted up these past two years. But now there’s a new concept, in…
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Road Trip

Piaule Catskills

If you’d said five years ago that one of the hottest destinations would be the Catskills, we wouldn’t have believed it. Mainly because there were no good places to stay. But now, boutique luxury hotels have surfaced all over the place. And this winter is prime time to get your hygge on at the new Piaule hotel. The Scene The Catskills has become the easy getaway for New Yorkers who need a break from city life. After just a two-and-a-half…
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The Pendry Washington D.C. Opens

If you think the Pendry hotels came out of nowhere, they kind of did. Considered the more casual sister of the Montage portfolio, the Pendry has popped up all over the country. And now there’s one in the Nation’s capital. Here are the broad strokes of the new Pendry Washington DC, and why it wants to be on your list. Overview You know the Montage, for its luxury hotels from Beverly Hils to Utah, and Palmetto Bluff. The Montage hotels…
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New York City

Vegan Restaurants to Know

It felt like only yesterday when vegan meant bland, uninspired, and just plain weird in restaurant terms. And that enjoying a cocktail, heaven forbid, was mutually exclusive to any vegan restaurant experience. But luckily, life is about progress. And at these vegan restaurants, you won’t miss the meat, or forgo the booze. PLANTA Queen Overview The founders of PLANTA are all about guilt-free pleasure. That’s why they committed to serving accessible, actually good vegan food back in 2016. And they’ve…
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The Dry Challenge: The Guide to Mocktails

Some things get better, and more relevant, with time. Case in point: the need to dust off contributor Hilary Sheinbaum’s classic every year, the Dry Challenge. In fact, she’s on the circuit, from Good Morning America to CNBC, sharing key lifestyle guidance — and mocktails — that will get you through January and beyond.   The Beginning of The Dry Challenge When Hilary published the Dry Challenge in December 2020, the state of travel and life looked and felt a…
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