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SLOW Cosmetics at Aleenta Hua Hin, Thailand

The first single-use plastic free hotel group in Asia, the AKARYN Hotel group is extending its forward-thinking approach to organic beauty. As the SLOW beauty movement sweeps the world, Aleenta Hua Hin, located on the golden sand stretch of Pak Nampran Bay, Thailand has embraced this trend with the introduction of their SLOW (Sustainable, Local, Organic and Wellness) cosmetics philosophy. Using a true ‘farm-to-facial’ approach to wellness, Aleenta Hua Hin now relies on completely natural and organic ingredients, many of which are grown on their own farm – in everything from the cosmetics used in the Ayurah Spa to...

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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney set to debut at 1 Martin Place in October 2019

The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts has today announced that as of 18 October 2019, The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts will be responsible for the management of the hotel located at 1 Martin Place, currently The Westin Sydney.  The hotel will be re-branded The Fullerton Hotel Sydney. 1 Martin Place forms the southern face of Martin Place, a bustling pedestrian boulevard and public gathering place located in the civic heart of Sydney’s CBD. The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts presently owns and operates two award-winning hotels in Singapore: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (opened in 2001) and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore (opened in 2010). Both...

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Simple Yet Stunning

  Set the menu for easy entertaining One of the best-kept chef secrets to hosting the most memorable at-home parties is keeping the food simple and adding small details to make it special. After all, a host who isn’t hard at work in the kitchen is a host who can spend more time with guests. One way to make every minute in the kitchen count and provide crowd-pleasing food is by using wholesome, quality core ingredients like olive oil, fresh bread, cheese and artisan chocolate to create flavorful dishes that are easy to prepare, and leave you with more...

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October Wellness Fest at Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort

This October, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, located on the beautiful coast of Kassandra in Halkidiki, Greece, has launched the new October Wellness Fest programme. Designed to detox, de-stress and promote relaxation in line with the resort’s wellness philosophy, throughout the month of October, guests of Miraggio will be granted free entrance and unlimited access to the Myrthia Thermal Spa and are invited to join the 5-day ‘Discover The Myrthia Thermal Spa’ programme. Miraggio’s Wellness Director, Victoria Yanakova, was kind enough to share with us the idea behind this month-long wellness celebration and some of the benefits of the thermal...

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Golf in Full Swing This Fall and Winter in Scottsdale

The days are sunny and warm, and the nights are cool and clear; sure signs Scottsdale has put another summer season in the books and is cruising into the most wonderful time of year for golf travelers from around the globe. Read on for the latest from Scottsdale’s most popular golf properties, just in time for fall and winter travel plans: FRESH CUT GRASS The redesigned, rerouted Phoenician Golf Club opens for play Nov. 1, following a 10-month renovation and debuting an all-new 18-hole golf course which better accentuates the natural rhythm and flow of the Phoenician’s beautiful Sonoran Desert setting....

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Something About Mary Jurek Design

Entertaining is more than just cocktails and crudités. Décor, ambiance and good company (of course!) are the secret ingredients to successful entertaining. The style of the hostess’s tableware is influential in setting the tone of any given soirée. It’s an extension of the host’s personality. Would martinis be so popular if not served in the decadently iconic cocktail glass? I think not! The luxury of design is what draws us to classically elegant pieces. Like those designed by artisan Mary Jurek. I discovered Ms. Jurek’s tableware collections and was immediately drawn to her work. I reached out to her...

Sombra Mezcal Announces 12 Bartender Finalists of Its First-Ever Sustainable Virtual Cocktail Competition Judged by Trash Tiki

Sombra Mezcal, a spirit distilled to sustain the land and the people of Oaxaca, announces the 12 finalists of its first-ever sustainable cocktail competition, “Shake and Stir to Sustain the Land and the People,” judged by Trash Tiki. Sombra Mezcal sets the highest standards for eco-friendly production at its palenque in Oaxaca to ensure consistent quality and innovation from the fields to the bottle. More than 100 bartenders from across the U.S. submitted cocktail recipes showcasing Sombra Mezcal with at least two demonstrably sustainable ingredients. They included vegetable tops and tails, fruit pits, nutshells, herb stems and onion skin ash. Sombra Mezcal collaborated with...

An Insider’s Guide to Art Fairs

By Jeremy Larner Art fairs have seen a tremendous boon over the past decade. Taking place throughout the year, and on every side of the globe, they attract a sophisticated and discerning crowd. Art fairs are an extension of any gallery’s program and often set the pace, tastes, and prices for the upcoming year. The art fair movement is in part occurring due to a shift in the demographics of art collectors, as we’re seeing a younger and wider range of art collectors become the faces of the art scene. These Cultural Experiences Are Entering Travelers’ Must-See Lists Attending...

Luxury eyewear – how to get it right, every time

Most of us will wear glasses at some point in our lives, whether for distance, reading or simply being able to see in the sun. Choosing the right pair can be a daunting task, especially for those of us who are conscious about being on trend. Here’s a guide especially for the luxury-living consumer, so that you make the right decisions. Shop designers you trust In the eyewear sphere, there are some big names out there for both regular glasses and sunglasses. You’ve probably heard of Ray-Ban and Oakley, because these are known for putting out iconic frames. You’ll...

Britain makes acquaintance with Korean tradition of ‘Temple Food’

The Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism will hold various events to introduce temple food, which is rooted in Korean traditional culture, from October 22 through 26 at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter referred to as the Korean Embassy), the Korean Cultural Centre UK, and Le Cordon Bleu in London. Kim Ji-young, the Head Chef of Balwoo Gongyang, a one-Michelin-starred restaurant in Korea for 2017-2018, will host the three-day event.   Korean temple food categorically bans the consumption of all meat and animal by-products, but what is less known is that it also shuns the use of five...

Sombra Mezcal Announces 12 Bartender Finalists of Its First-Ever Sustainable Virtual Cocktail Competition Judged by Trash Tiki

Sombra Mezcal, a spirit distilled to sustain the land and the people of Oaxaca, announces the 12 finalists of its first-ever sustainable cocktail competition, “Shake and Stir to Sustain the Land and the People,” judged by Trash Tiki. Sombra Mezcal sets the highest standards for eco-friendly production at its palenque in Oaxaca to ensure consistent quality and innovation from the fields to the bottle. More than 100 bartenders from across the U.S. submitted cocktail recipes showcasing Sombra Mezcal with at least two demonstrably sustainable ingredients. They included vegetable tops and tails, fruit pits, nutshells, herb stems and onion skin ash. Sombra Mezcal collaborated with...

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Ultimate New Year’s Eve Experience Returns To The Knickerbocker Hotel

The ultimate New Year’s Eve experience returns to The Knickerbocker Hotel with an extravagant celebration and the closest live view of the event in the world. Located just 150 feet below the world-renowned Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway, the luxury lifestyle hotel presents two exclusive New Year’s Eve packages for their largest annual event. Each package includes tickets for two to the one-of-a-kind rooftop party at the hotel’s St. Cloud rooftop bar and lounge, along with a two-night minimum stay in the hotel’s luxurious accommodations.   “People from all over the world turn...

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