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The exterior of La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico


by Jill Becker

 

Much has changed at the historic La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, since it debuted in 1922. Lucky for us, though, since its 2013 multi-million-dollar renovation, much has also stayed the same here on the Plaza.
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  • pinitbutton House of Dows 2011 Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC Red Blend   Wine of the Week
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House of Dow’s 2011 Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC Red Blend

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by Sophie Gayot

 

A decadent weekend brunch is never out of season. With newly appointed hotel executive chef Cyrille Pannier at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, the Sunday feast has become bigger and better, with some ten different stations to choose from. Pannier has also joined forces with Mette Williams, the chef de cuisine of the hotel’s on-site restaurant Culina Modern Italian, to add a few of Williams’ dishes to the already expansive brunch menu.
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  • pinitbutton Trefethen Family Vineyards 2013 Dry Riesling   Wine of the Week
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Trefethen Family Vineyards 2013 Dry Riesling

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  • pinitbutton The Woodstock of Europe: Isle of Wight Attracts Thousands of Sail Boats, Musicians & Garlic Lovers

 

How Garlic Flew on the Wings of War

 

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Artist Liz Sydenham captures scenes of the life on the Isle. Here, a yacht in the harbor of Yarmouth.

 

 

by André Gayot

 

Garlic is not usually associated with England. However, the small Isle of Wight, a sentinel of Great Britain off its southeastern coast in the English Channel, produces a surprising amount of the fragrant bulbs. One would think the Romans introduced garlic to their former 1st century colony, but it was not them. In fact, it was much much later and due to an unbelievable combination of circumstances.

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  • pinitbutton Abercrombie & Kent Offers Luxury at Altitude with First of its Kind Lie Flat Seats
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A&K’s fully lie-flat seats allow passengers to travel in comfort


Starting in the Fall of 2014, Abercrombie & Kent Private Jet Journeys will be the first luxury private jet line to offer fully lie-flat seats.


Offering personalized trips for small groups, Abercrombie & Kent has been a leader in luxury travel since 1962. Whether it’s an Arctic cruise, a tour through the vineyards of France or an excursion across the vibrant Indian subcontinent, Abercrombie & Kent will design an elaborate adventure customized for any group.

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Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper

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Genre: Action, Drama
Directed by:
Scott Waugh
Starring:
Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi
Released by:
DreamWorks Studios
Year:
2014

 Need for Speed   Movie Review


Based on the popular video game series of the same name, “Need for Speed” was created with the intention of making the ultimate car chase movie. Directed by Scott Waugh, a former stuntman, the film follows the story of Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), an exotic sports car mechanic seeking to avenge the death of his friend the only way he knows how — through a high-stakes street race.
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An Evening at the Beach

on August 04th, 2014
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The fourth annual “Evening on the Beach” presented by Audi

 

by Sophie Gayot

 

Despite Los Angeles’ proximity to the ocean, it’s practically impossible to dine at the beach, toes in the sand, with a meal prepared by an on-site chef. It may be even more difficult to enter the Jonathan Club, one of the city’s oldest social clubs, which operates a seaside bungalow just off the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. For years, the exclusive space has allowed members to enjoy the surf, sand and on-site amenities, but for one night in August, the doors will be open to all.

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  • pinitbutton Starfield Vineyards 2012 Cuvée À Gauche Bordeaux   Wine of the Week
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Starfield Vineyards 2012 Cuvée À Gauche Red Blend

Price: $55

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  • pinitbutton Wine & Roses Hotel, Lodi   Review
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The exterior of Wine & Roses Hotel in Lodi, California


by Becky Sue Epstein


Surrounded by greenery and stone-clad architectural details, the verdant Wine & Roses hotel resides on seven acres in the middle of one of California’s newest wine regions. Seventy wineries under the burgeoning Lodi appellation near Sacramento are just minutes from this property, which takes full advantage of its location — particularly at its modern, high-end Towne House Restaurant, which features dozens of good local wines and draws both travelers and locals alike.

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