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Vienna Introduces New Restaurants for 2015 Restaurant Week

Share: Vienna introduces new restaurants for 2015 restaurant week. A new restaurant for a top chef, a crossover store for a luxury sparkling wine brand and high-end patisserie, a bastion of traditional Viennese dining culture – and that’s just for starters. There’s never a dull moment on the Austrian capital’s restaurant scene. One of Austria’s best chefs launched his own restaurant in January 2015. Christian Petz, whose career highlights include cooking up a storm as chef de cuisine at the Meinl am Graben restaurant, helping the Palais Coburg Wien on its way to a Michelin star and providing the...

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Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Hosts Third Annual Cheese & Wine Festival

Share: The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort will be hosting its third annual Cheese & Wine Festival in Los Cabos, Mexico on March 7th. After the destruction of Hurricane Odile this past September, the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort is celebrating the rebirth of Los Cabos with the return of its third annual charitable Cheese & Wine Festival. On Saturday March 7, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m., locals and tourists alike will come together to indulge in wine, bread and cheese from 10 of the industry’s best cheese and wine vendors. “As Los Cabos continues to rebuild from the hurricane, it is important for us to help bring fun, light-hearted experiences back to the community for both locals and visitors to enjoy,” said Renato Mendonca, General Manager of the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar. “With the Sheraton being the only resort in the area with two five star diamond award-winning fine dining restaurants, we pride ourselves in bringing one-of-a-kind culinary experiences to Cabo. And similar to previous events, our Cheese & Wine Festival will benefit a local charity, Sarahuaro AC Foundation, which provides women and children with workshops focused on community action and building self-esteem.” The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar emphasizes creating events in the best interest of the local community all while providing guests with extraordinary culinary experiences. The resort strongly pushes programs that...

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Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Wine Auction 2015 Nets $1.8 Million

Share: ***POST-EVENT ALERT & PHOTOS*** LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO’S WINE AUCTION 2015 NETS $1.8 MILLION The Triennial Event Contributes to Remarkable $4.5 Million Raised over the Past Three Months by The Women’s Board of Lyric Opera. WHO: The evening’s guest list welcomed Chicago’s philanthropic elite, including:Erica and Jim Sandner, Marilynn and Carl Thoma, Shirley and Patrick Ryan, Kim and Miles White, Nancy Searle, Christina and Ronald Gidwitz, Caryn and King Harris, Cathy and William Osborn, Tina and Byron Trott, Stephen Kaplan and Alyce Sigler, Nancy and Scott Santi, Alex and John Nichols, Lindy and Michael Keiser, Alpana Singh, Peter...

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Art and Music Round-up

Share: Thursday is one our favorite days of the week, here at Luxe Beat Magazine. We feature articles on art, music and topics with a cultural bent. Here is a round-up a few from our collection: City of Dreams Artist Layla Fanucci Born in San Francisco in 1957, Layla Fanucci’s artistic talent was first expressed in music. Fanucci, along with her brother and sister, was encouraged by her parents to study multiple instruments, learning to play the piano, clarinet, and guitar. She went on to teach the guitar, putting herself through San Francisco State University by giving lessons. She...

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The Langham’s Chuan Spa & Health Club

Share: Wellness-focused spa earns prestigious award from renowned luxury travel resource. Chuan Spa & Health Club (330 N. Wabash), located in The Langham, Chicago, announced it has received a Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide. The wellness-focused destination, seamlessly integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies and treatments, is the only spa in Chicago to receive this prestigious status, as showcased on ForbesTravelGuide.com. Chuan Spa is the latest addition to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.  “We are thrilled to receive the top ranking—the first in the state of Illinois and...

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