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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 the food we’re serving. 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…
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Founder's Note

A PhD in Life

What a difference a year makes. I know, we’re not out of this pandemic fully yet.  But I venture to say that there’s a lot of joy to be back in the world.  I know, because I’ve officially ventured beyond the U.S. and Caribbean borders.  I just returned from Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Traveling again is the gift that gives…
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Best of NYC, New York City

Top NYC Pizza – The Real List

We felt like it was our public service, to provide a real best pizza list.  We’re not naming names, but a recent list was almost completely rubbish.  Because really, you’re not crossing bridges for a slice or traveling to the nether regions of NYC on a regular basis.  Also pizza is a hot (no pun intended) industry these days, as…
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Food

The Tajarin with White Truffle Pasta Recipe

Our motto is always be prepared.  For white truffle season, that is, which begins at any moment.  Because we love you, we have the truffle dealer (yes, they deliver to your doorstep) and the recipe for truffle pasta. Yes, truffles go great on potatoes, rice and even burrata.  But there’s nothing like a classic tajarin. You need this tajarin with…
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Destinations

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo

One of the silver linings of a post-Covid world is that off season is the new in season. But then again Lake Como is, and always has been, a good idea — this fall especially. The hotels are staying open a few weeks more. The weather has been unseasonably warm and glorious. The lake, encircled by trees, is where to…
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Hotel Reviews

JK Place Paris

It’s only been recently that the Left Bank has gotten some notable hotel love. There was a whole decade when it was cool to hang on the left, but you always stayed on the right. Well, the tables are turning, and J.K. Place, of the famed Italian hotelier, has opened a Paris outpost — rive gauche. Here’s the review of…
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Celebrity Travel

The Most Lavish Celebrity Weddings

Everyone needs a little mind candy. Enter in the lifestyles of the rich and famous, best represented by their lavish nuptials. Castles, diamond tiaras, $130,000 in champagne and caviar. How’s that for a start? These are the most lavish celebrity weddings and experiences that only a whole lot of coin can buy. Couple: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Location: India…
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Best Of The Best

Best Pastas in the World

Life is too short not to eat pasta.  And there’s no better reason to travel, then to eat.  You put the two together, and it’s a have pasta, will travel situation.  In other words, a very good place to be.  These are five restaurants with the best pastas in the world.  And yes, we suggest you travel for a plate.…
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Best of NYC, New York City

Shukette – The Best Middle Eastern Food in NYC

We have to say, lately New York crushes the restaurant scene. And it’s not just the usual suspects either. Shukette brings the best of Israel, Syria and Lebanon to New York City. Set in a surprising corner spot in Chelsea, where you’d expect a pizza parlor, but instead, there’s a new go-to spot. It’s some of the best Middle Eastern…
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Travel Buzz

The Cheval Blanc Paris Arrives

When LVMH, the Paris-based luxury empire opens a hotel in their hometown, expectations are high. But, as they do with their clothes, bags, and shoes, it looks like they will not disappoint.  This is not a so-French-it-hurts hotel, though. Instead, it’s modern, contemporary and young. The Cheval Blanc Paris is unique from their other properties, which include St. Barths, Courchevel, St.…
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Food

The Best Focaccia Recipe

Sometimes you come across a dish and it’s the best thing you ever had. In fact, you crave it, searching high and low for ingredients and recipes to re-create that food nirvana. But you just can’t seem to make a suitable version at home. Well, that dish is the focaccia from Six Senses Kaplankaya in Turkey. And we have the…
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