Month: October 2017

Cocktails with a View: 7 Rooftop Bars in Dubai

Enjoy cocktails in the clouds with these rooftop bars offering the most awe-inspiring views of Dubai’s skyline The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country with paradoxical contrasts. Indeed, while its seven emirates are rooted in Islamic traditions, the country is still host to veritable influences. While Ajman & Umm Al Quwain provide glimpses of the country’s pre-oil days, Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, and Dubai play hosts as glamorous playgrounds for tourists and non-Muslims alike. Despite its profound traditions, the UAE has opened its arms and doors to a mosaic of culture, providing some truly world-class experiences. Dubai...

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Tequila Corralejo Launches Limited Edition 1821 Extra Añejo

Award-winning Tequila Corralejo has released a limited edition, 1,000 cases of 1821 Extra Añejo in the United States. Produced using only the finest 100% Blue Weber Agave tequila at Hacienda Corralejo in Guanajuato, Mexico, the expressions include silver, reposado and añejo. As one of the very few tequilas produced in Guanajuato, Mexico, Corralejo’s deep roots and production methods are unique in the tequila industry, dating back to 1755, when Hacienda Corralejo became the first estate in Mexico to produce tequila as a commercial venture. The 1821 expression is an ode to Mexico’s rich history and hard-fought sovereignty led by Don...

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Exploring the Enchanting Channel Islands from Oxnard

Touring the Presidential Suite at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard,  I admired the 1,600 sq. ft. space that includes a spacious master bedroom complete with a king-size bed and balcony looking out to the Pacific Ocean. There is an adjoining bathroom with a large inviting whirlpool soaking tub. The second bedroom features two queen-size beds and a full bathroom with walk-in shower. The grand living room and dining area have another balcony looking out to the picturesque Channel Islands. Appreciating the views, I wanted to learn more about the Channel Islands chain that runs from...

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous – Exclusive Bars Around the World

From rubbing shoulders with well-known faces to elite guest lists, we’ve recently researched into the world’s most exclusive bars and members clubs, illustrating what it takes to paint the town red like the rich and famous. Here are just a few to add to your bucket list! 5 Hertford Street – London, UK – So secret that even the membership cost isn’t revealed to the applicant, this West London spot is frequented by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney. Metropolitan Club – New York, USA – Opened by the famous banker JP Morgan, the membership costs a cool $5,000...

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How to Prepare for a Sabbatical Year

If you are stuck in your office browsing through pictures with tropical beaches and dazzling mountains, you could be just tired or in need of a real, extended break. The idea of a sabbatical year (or half-year) emerged in academia, but applies to most careers and can help avoid burnout. Humans are explorers, conquerors, and although we have settled into 9 to 5 routines, our ancestral wondering lust did not die with this. There is something about going on an adventure that makes people rediscover the simple pleasures, think more about their role in the world and emerge with...

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