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The annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic was held May 9-13

 

Five Days of Glitz, Glamour and Cocktails

by David Farley


The first half of May 2014 was a wild one for New York City. May 5 saw the annual James Beard Foundation Awards and all its post-gala debauchery; May 12 was the re-opening party of the revamped Tavern on the Green; and May 9-13 was the annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic. If you happened to attend all three, it’s likely that your liver is begging you to slow down, while your head is hoping to hit the pillow for longer than a few hours at a time.

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  • pinitbutton Efeste 2010 Final Final   Wine of the Week Review
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Efeste 2010 Final Final


Price: $28

Rating: 14/20

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View of Jerusalem’s Old City from the Mount of Olives (Photo Credit: Noam Chen)

 

Pope Francis to Visit Jerusalem’s Historical Sites


Pope Francis is scheduled to make a pilgrimage to Israel from May 24 to 26. The papal visit will be the Pope’s first-ever to Israel, and will mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s historic trip to Jerusalem.

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Subterranean treasure: Cenote Ik Kil near Chichen Itza


Exploring the Ancient History and Natural Wonders of Quintana Roo

by Sylvie Greil


Snorkeling with enormous turtles in warm, turquoise waters; scaling ancient jungle pyramids; exploring phantasmagorical sinkholes amid stalactites and stalagmites… the “Riviera Maya” feels a million worlds away. Continue reading “Top 7 Things to Do on Mexico’s Riviera Maya” »



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Cinnabar 2012 Mercury Rising


Price: $22

Rating: 14/20

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Wonderland brings to life never-before-seen fare like this inventive vegetable dish, baby vegetables in the garden.

 

New Fleet of Ships to Feature “Dynamic Dining”
by Patricia Mack


A few months ago, news broke about the impending arrival of Royal Caribbean’s latest fleet of luxury cruise lines, to be part of the lines’ latest Quantum class. The luxe ships are slated to offer everything from simulated skydiving, an indoor sports complex and beautiful cabins designed with full functionality in mind. Now, word has come that the Quantum class will also elevate its dining options.

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  • pinitbutton Signorello Estate 2011 Hopes Cuvée Chardonnay   Wine of the Week Review
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Signorello Estate 2011 Hope’s Cuvée Chardonnay


Price: $70

Rating: 15.5/20

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Tacos at Lotería Grill

 

Eat, Drink and Save Dinero


With Cinco de Mayo falling on a Monday this year, some of the city’s best eating and drinking spots have upped the ante with a three-day weekend full of deals, drinks and Mexican food.


West Hollywood’s Tortilla Republic is hosting their own block party on Sunday, May 4th. The booming affair runs from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. and will feature DJs, a live mariachi band and VIP suites complete with bottle service. Of course, $6 margaritas and crispy chicken flautas will also be available.

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ManaTea ManaTea Infuser – Product Review

ManaTea Infuser


Your Tea Just Got a Whole Lot Cuter


Hipster owls are so yesterday. Here comes the manatee! Your tea-drinking experience won’t ever be the same with the addition of this adorable animal tea infuser.


While this little product might not steep your tea as quickly as metal infusers, it still fulfills its purpose. The ManaTea is made from food-safe silicon, is easy to use and surprisingly stable — the cute creature’s flippers keep it from falling into the tea cup. The manatee’s body holds a good amount of tea and works well for medium to large tea leaves. It’s also very easy to clean.

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Addison Cooks Up a New Foodie Fest

by Whitney Filloon


When it comes to food-centric festivals, the city of Addison certainly has plenty to boast of: There’s Oktoberfest, WorldFest and the perennial favorite Taste Addison. Fans of the latter may be slightly disappointed to hear that the annual event won’t be returning in 2014, but Addison is cooking up something totally new that promises to be a big draw for the Metroplex’s serious foodies. Come May, Fork & Cork will replace Taste of Addison as the city’s largest annual food event.

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