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National Cocktail Day! Recipes from top NYC mixologists

Share: Today is National Cocktail Day! Here are a few cocktail recipes crafted by mixologists from The Skylark and Maxwell’s Chophouse, both located in NYC. Each venue boasts a stellar cocktail program from renowned mixologists.  Maxwell’s Chophouse The contemporary steakhouse opened in NoMad this past November following a super successful 14-year run in Boca Raton, Florida. Maxwell’s recently appointed Juan Arboleda (Employees Only) to create the restaurants’ new beverage program. Arboleda has created an innovative list of specialty cocktails inspired by the steakhouse itself with a number of fat-infused and washed cocktails including: Duck, Duck, Goose Created by mixologist...

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Spring Break 7 Alternatives

Share: As spring brings warmer temperatures, it’s time to get out and explore beyond the beach – from mountain biking down a volcano in Ecuador, to touring formal gardens in Russia or visiting remote birding sites in Iceland. Farther south, you can spring forward all the way to fall, when the fishing is great in Patagonia. Here are seven alternative spring breaks: Mountain bike Cotopaxi: The Andes highland region of Ecuador sees spring-like weather all year, making a mountain biking tour of the foothills around Cotopaxi National Park with Adventure Life ideal. Ride to waterfalls, lakes and Inca ruins...

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Spring on the Spa

Share: Few things herald the arrival of spring like young shoots pushing through the soil, buds coaxing their way into bloom, and skin that hasn’t seen the light of day since fall emerging from layers of winter clothing. To help get those newly exposed limbs ready for prime time, we’ve curated a selection of treatments from top resort spas in the U.S. that will leave skin rejuvenated and glowing just in time for the warmer weather. Put your best foot forward in the Adirondacks: As winter snow turns to spring thaw, hikers can once again hit the Adirondack trails...

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Just Spices a Dash of Deliciousness

Share: Let’s face it: for many people, buying spices feels as mundane as buying socks, a slightly annoying chore that brings little to no joy into your life. And once spices are in the cupboard, they tend to stay there gathering dust. With a mission to change that perception, transform how we think about spices, and show the huge difference that they can make, Germany-based Just Spices brings a delicious new approach to American shores, with 20 organic spice blends and two everyday essentials, available exclusively through its website, www.justspices.com. A spice trip around the world Just Spices has gained throngs of...

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Luxury Barware

Share: Entertain in style with barware from Nachtmann. Nachtmann’s colored Highland Tumblers are ideal for whisky aficionados, design buffs and cocktail enthusiasts. The Nachtmann Muse series of wine glasses brings mid-century elegance to Olympian heights through Greco-golden glamour. The Highland colored tumblers come in Smoke, Aqua, Amber and Reseda (green), each featuring a different cut-crystal pattern. Packaged individually, they make great hostess gifts and can be mixed and matched, or collected by color to fit the occasion or personality of the lucky recipient: green for the avant-garde, smoke for the classic minimalist, and amber for the mid-century modern classic....

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