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CONTENTS: New Year's / Perfect Presents / Holiday Wines


Where to Celebrate
Dining Out for New Year's Eve

Enjoy 2006's last supper

Big Chefs, Big Scoops
Openings, Trends and Chef Shuffles
Restaurant news you can use

December Culinary Calendar
Top Wine & Food Events
Eat, drink and celebrate


Freestyle Wrap
Top 10 Gift Ideas

An eclectic roundup of presents for the Constant Travelers, Tea Sippers, Movie Buffs and other loved ones



Got Schuss?
Top 10 Ski Resorts in the World
A selection of sparkling mountain retreats
More Top 10 lists

Looking for a Room?
GAYOT Hotel Search
Read and search thousands of hotel reviews




Top 10 Spots for New Year's Eve
From Aloha Spirit to German Cool

Caracas, Venezuela
Enjoy its Latin flavor, spice of the Caribbean and
perennial European atmosphere

Storm Watching in British Columbia
Sip a hot toddy in the eye of the storm

Biking in Burgundy
Tired of trips up the Eiffel Tower?

San Diego's Hotel Del Coronado
Some like it hot; some like ice skating by the ocean

More Travel Deals

Miami Movements

The Movement wants only the right people.
The Movement is happening now - surrounded by sand and sun and art and food and wine and beauty. The Movement is spreading through Miami. Like you, it demands notice. It evolves with your passions in mind.


Car of the Month

2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

A high-performance "White Knight"
See also: Aston Martin: Ever the Thoroughbred

Shopping for a Car?
Highlights of the 2006 L.A. Auto Show

Read Our Car Reviews

Beauty and the List
Holiday Spa Gifts
Top Spas

The Greening of Winter
Kale's the New King
Fight off illness with greens of the season
More Health Features




Cathartic Cooking and The Lazy Gourmands
Charlie Palmer's Practical Guide to the New American Kitchen
Drip and drizzle all you want---this book is washable

Food Adventures
Introducing Your Child to Flavours from Around the World

Baby-friendly recipes Mom and Dad might even sample

More Cookbooks


Intro to Bubbly
Champagne 101
Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

A Celebration of Champagne
The Origin of French Bubbly
Exploring the ins and outs of Earth's second "soft" drink
More Wine Reviews, News and Features

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'Tis the season for something bubbly, as we delve into the world of Champagne and other sparkling wines. Also featured will be the top winter beers and our wine gift guide.
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Raucous, ribald or relaxing — whatever you're in the mood for, GAYOT's list has the best spots to drink, dine, dance and crash on New Year's Eve.
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