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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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  • pinitbutton Hello Fork & Cork, Goodbye Taste Addison

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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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  • pinitbutton Zyme 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella   Wine of the Week Review
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Zyme 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella


Price: $150

Rating: 16.5/20

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  • pinitbutton Four Seasons Introduces First Fully Branded Private Jet Service   Travel News


The future of luxury hospitality is upon us, as Four Seasons introduces the industry’s first fully branded private jet experience.


Scheduled to take its maiden flight in 2015, the Four Seasons’ retrofitted Boeing 757 will take 52 lucky guests (each trip) on multi-city journeys. These personalized itineraries include air travel, ground transportation, planned excursions, all meals and accommodations at a Four Seasons in each city. There are currently three trips open for reservations: Around the World, February 2015; Backstage with the Arts, April 2015; and Around the World, August 2015.

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Volvér Restaurant


Iron Chef Jose Garces Will Take the Stage at His Newest Restaurant in Philly

by Robert DiGiacomo


If chefs are the new rock stars, then Jose Garces is inviting you to a very intimate culinary jam session.


The Philadelphia-based “Iron Chef” recently opened Volvér, a high-end restaurant located in the city’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The latter is home to the city’s acclaimed orchestra and a presenter of jazz, dance, classical and pop concerts.

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“We Love You, You Bastard”

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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed by:
 Claude Lelouch
Starring:
 Johnny Hallyday, Sandrine Bonnaire and Eddy Mitchell
Released by:
 Les Films 13
Year:
2014

 We Love You, You Bastard   Movie Review


by Alain Gayot


The 18th annual COL•COA French Film Festival debuted at The Director’s Guild Theater Complex in Los Angeles, where renowned director Claude Lelouch’s 44th film, “We Love You, You Bastard” was presented by Axel Cruau, French Consul General in Los Angeles. Produced by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, COL•COA is the largest French film festival outside of France, bringing together 60 writers and producers and 20,000 attendees.


Once the Champagne de L’Argentaine and food from some of LA’s popular restaurants like Church & State, 9021Pho and Lexington Social House was enjoyed, a throng of VIPs, actors, directors and other moviegoers proceeded into the theater for the feature presentation of “Salaud, on t’aime” AKA stateside “We Love You, You Bastard.” After the credits rolled, “Mad Men” creator/executive producer Matthew Weiner moderated a Q&A session.

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  • pinitbutton Seghesio Family Vineyards 2011 Barbera   Wine of the Week Review
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Seghesio Family Vineyards 2011 Barbera


Price: $38

Rating: 14/20

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The Esquire’s design looks good next to an iPhone.


Harman / Kardon Esquire brings bluetooth conferencing to the portable sound doc world


Encased in classy aluminum and leather, Harman / Kardon’s Esquire portable speaker will be a boon for business travelers, as it doubles as a bluetooth conference system. The Esquire features noise-cancelling internal mics, dual drivers and a bass port for clear sound. It’s compatible with both bluetooth and NFC (near-field communications) technology, making it a great choice for clear conference calls while traveling.

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“Provence in the City” wine tasting event at Lafayette in New York


Provence in the City

by Michelle Kwan


Crisp, chilled rosé is commonly considered to be a warm weather drink, but that didn’t stop Provençal rosés from coming to New York City early this year. To be precise, they arrived ten days before spring at Lafayette restaurant in NoHo on an overcast Monday in March. This year’s “Provence in the City” tasting and seminar featured more than 60 different wines. Six were paired with four Provençal-influenced courses from Lafayette.

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Elizabeth Chambers Cellar 2011 Winemaker’s Cuvée Pinot Noir


Price: $32

Rating: 15.5/20

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