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The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer

The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer

by Jeff Hoyt

We haven’t bought our turkey yet. Black Friday is still two weeks away. Is it too early to go holiday shopping? Not if you have your eye on a one-of-a-kind item like the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer!

This old-school trailer designed by Brad Ford is the perfect gift for the Bourbon or Rye lover in your life. “I wanted to create something that would express the brand’s unique character, yet would also elevate an activity that all of us are familiar with,” said Ford. Check out the video in which Ford explains his inspiration.

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on November 07th, 2012
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FestiGals is an educational and bonding weekend

FestiGals is an educational and bonding weekend

An entertaining and enriching “Girls Getaway” in New Orleans

by Patricia Mack

FestiGals was created by Diane Lyons, a veteran New Orleans meeting and special events planner, who was touched by a simple phrase so often voiced by women visitors to the city — “I HAD NO IDEA!”

“The feedback from groups would be that they had “no idea” just how exciting and diverse our city is,” Lyons said. “I started thinking, ‘what if I created an experience specifically tailored to the needs and interests of women?’ ”

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Better Place electric car charge station

Better Place electric car charge station

The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) is driving to a greener future. Or at least it’s hoping its guests will. The hotel chain recently installed electric car charging stations in the car parks at some of its Australian hotels in New South Wales. IHG recently announced five new participating hotels: Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, Crowne Plaza Terrigal, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Holiday Inn Sydney Airport and Holiday Inn Old Sydney. This brings the number of IHG hotels with charging stations to eight.

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by Sophie Gayot

Who can talk about Margrit Mondavi’s exciting life better than herself? I recently attended a dinner with the second wife of the late Napa Valley iconic vintner Robert Mondavi. Besides the meal we shared at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air restaurant, I also was lucky enough to have a private discussion with the gifted storyteller.

Allow me to share a few words about the lady from Switzerland who brought so much to the Valley and is now the Vice President of Cultural Affairs of Robert Mondavi Winery: generosity, joie de vivre, witty, artistic, colorful style and simplicity.

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