Author: luxebeat

Ed Sheeran’s Australia Tour Keeps Getting Bigger

Share: Ed Sheeran was recently filmed surprising a teenage fan in a Canadian shopping center to perform a duet with the aspiring teenage singer, but that’s just the latest in a number of surprises Sheeran fans have experienced lately. In particular, Ed Sheeran’s Australian presence just keeps getting bigger. First, the British troubador announced a new Australia tour after already touring the country once this year. Then, Sheeran’s fellow Brit, the singer Passenger, joined the new tour. Finally, they announced a second date in Melbourne. The New Tour Sheeran’s Australia tour was announced back in April, and tickets have...

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2015 Top 10 Luxury Grills and Smokers

Share: By Max Good, Director of Equipment Reviews & Keeper of the Flame, AmazingRibs.com Note: We rate and review as objectively as possible, measuring temperatures, slamming lids, turning dials, studying warranties, and kicking casters, but inevitably intangibles such as look and feel have to be considered. We consider them among the best of breed in the wide world of luxury priced cookers. They are listed in order of manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), but actual prices can differ particularly since many of these items are often highly customized. Please click the links to read our complete detailed review and...

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An $18,000 Airbnb Weekend Stay

Share: By Dr. Rosanna Garcia I recently booked through Airbnb a stay at a lovely home in Leuven, Belgiuim, for the end of May. The simplicity and quaintness of the room reminds me of Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles.  Besides its charm, I chose this room because previous guests had described their stay as ‘amazing’, ‘magnificent’, and ‘excellent’.  The last Airbnb guest wrote that it was a ‘pleasure to sit down and get to know [the hosts] a bit better over some wine and snacks.’ It’s the locals you meet through home sharing that adds to the foreign travel...

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Ragtop Romance of Mine

Share: When I was really young, I used to know all the automobile models, and would point them out when my parents and grandparents were driving. But somewhere between late high school and early college, my car passion, as it were, turned to convertibles. To be fair, these weren’t just any or all kinds of convertibles. After all, even Volkswagen makes convertible models. No, the objects of my affection were the big, boat-like kind. These were the kind that former auto executive George Romney derided as “gas-guzzling dinosaurs.” My goal was to own one of these in the non-too...

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New technologies help realise Vineyard of Future

Share: By Nick Carne SOUTH Australia’s vision of a “vineyard of the future” is already producing results for the vineyards of today. University of Adelaide researchers with combined expertise in engineering and plant biology have developed three new techniques for monitoring grape and vine performance, with others in the pipeline. The first – an iPhone app to measure canopy growth – is being beta tested by a leading wine company prior to being released through iTunes. The second is a new way of measuring vine water status using near-infrared spectroscopy (wave lengths above our visual range). The aim is...

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