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Toast National Cognac Day with These 3 Spirited New Cocktails

May 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Curious about cognac? National Cognac Day is June 4, making this “holiday” as good an excuse as any to take a fresh look at one of the world’s classic brandy varieties. Historically, this serious French elixir has long be... Read More

Opulent Indian Textures Enchant Dubai’s Culinary Palate

May 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Siddharth Dasgupta

A slew of increasingly sophisticated Indian restaurants have conquered the City of Gold’s gastronomic imagination. The presence of nearly 170 nationalities can only mean one thing: you’re never spoiled for choice when it comes to food. Dubai’s food cravings run the gamut: from cheap, street-side stalls where meat is skewered and whipped into perfect parcels of the Lebanese shawarma to diamond-encrusted, Michelin-starred affairs where getting a table might just involve bartering an organ or two.... Read More

Falling in Love with Lillet

May 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

Many bottles of ink have been spilled trying to distill the so-called art of living like a French woman into a user’s manual: how to tie a scarf like her, how to inhale croissants and not gain weight, as she does, and even how to raise children the “French way."... Read More

Louis XIII Teams Up With Hermès for One-of-a-Kind Collaboration

May 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Louis XIII has teamed up with three quintessential French luxury houses for a truly unique collaboration. Luxury goods maker Hermès, silversmith Puiforcat and crystal-ware purveyor Saint-Louis have joined forces with the famed cognac maker to create what the brand says is, “a bespoke tribute to the Louis XIII mythical journeys through the ages.”... Read More

Rarity of Foie Gras Expected to Increase Dramatically

May 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Sacre bleu! France is bracing itself for a summer onset of avian flu and halting all foie gras production. The price of foie gras is expected to rise rapidly, as France currently produces about 75% of the world’s supply.... Read More

Remarkable Coffee Experiences for the True Devotee

May 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Alex Mastin

Are you the type of person who fantasizes about a custom-made espresso machine? How about flying first class while drinking a French Press brew of one the most scarce coffees in the world? Inside are seven luxury coffee experiences for the coffee lover who's not afraid to spend.  ... Read More

An Afternoon With Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

May 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It can be hard to know what a world-renowned person will be like upon meeting them for the first time. Will they be humble and gracious or carry an air of self-importance? You always hope for the former but at times, can be let down by the latter.... Read More

Fancy Tipples: Rarified Bars Around the Globe

May 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Siddharth Dasgupta

If travel, for you, is an intoxicating blend of taste, spirit and the heady desires of the heart, then perhaps these bars will be just your style. These alluring bars are striking windows into the cultural fabric and social zeitgeist of some of the world's chicest cities.... Read More

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