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Meet 9OH20: World's First Sommelier-Crafted Bottled Water

Jul 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Look in the beverage section of any supermarket or convenience store and you'll see that there may have been a time when water was water… but that time is long behind us now. Coming in from places around the world (often at alarming price points,) meet what may be the most extreme extension of the bottled-water trend to date. Called ‘Beverly Hills 9OH2O,’ the luxury bottle is being billed as the world's first sommelier-crafted water.... Read More

Hotel Valley Ho's Modern Summer Fare: ZuZu's Tuscan Kale Salad

Jul 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

When Arizona temperatures sizzle, the Hotel Valley Ho's Cafe ZuZu satisfies reduced appetites with its most popular light menu option: the Tuscan Kale Salad. Under the direction of Chef Charles Wiley — recognized as one of America’s best hotel chefs by the James Beard Foundation and Food & Wine Magazine — ZuZu’s seasonal American-fare menu features the kale salad among other standouts, including seared Ahi sliders, roasted tomato and goat cheese casserole, and the always-popular Zuzu Burger with Virginia Bacon, balsamic onions and Maytag blue cheese. ... Read More

TV Personality Chef Johnny Prep Teaches Healthy Eating Habits to America’s Youth

Jul 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

It's hard to keep from smiling when meeting Chef Johnny Prep. Standing at over 6 feet tall, his firm grip, toothy smile and tinge of Midwest drawl give off magnetic energy. So, it’s no surprise the former Michigan State Football star-turned-engineer-turned-classically-trained-chef is a hit on TV and online, particularly with children. The self-proclaimed soup enthusiast recently released his second family-friendly cookbook, “The Magic of Cooking with Broth."... Read More

Celebrate Life With These Summer Tequila Sippers

Jul 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s Happy Hour somewhere in the world, right? While National Tequila Day is past and done, we don't really think you ever need an excuse to try out some new spirit recipes featuring the blue agave-sourced liquor. Besides, there's always a reason to celebrate — whether it be a friend's birthday or your newly invented Amanda Bynes drinking game — so here's a few top-shelf tequila drinks to get you started.... Read More

Take a Journey Through the Caribbean's Culinary Delights

Jul 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

The Caribbean Islands instantly conjure up mental images of lush, tropical surroundings, crystal clear waters, and endless blue skies. Water sports abound, as do fabulous golf courses and world class tennis facilities. And what's not to like about a Caribbean Happy Hour as popularized by Tom Cruise in the movie "Cocktail"?... Read More

Epic Milkshakes and Fabulous Floats to Cool You Off During Summer Months

Jul 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Recent heat wave-induced ponderings brought up the thought: If Cleopatra bathed in milk, why couldn't the modern version be a giant, frozen milkshake bath? Okay, so actually bathing in ice cream probably isn't the best idea—for many obvious reasons—but you can still drink the sweet concoction for all three meals of the day if you want to.... Read More

Harrods offers The Dalmore Paterson Collection for $1.5 Million

Jul 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

If the name “Dalmore” rings a bell, there are some good reasons for that. It may be just one of several dozen whisky distilleries in Scotland, but it just so happens to have some of the oldest stocks in the business. And when it bottles some of that stock and makes it available to the public, it's been known to fetch record prices.... Read More

Experiencing the Traditional Delicacy of Whale Meat in the Faroe Islands

Jul 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Tamar Fleishman

The Faroe Islands are a chain of 18 islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of Scotland and right between Iceland and Norway. The people of the islands have a true Viking heritage, with Norwegian and Celtic backgrounds. You can get there by taking the Faroese airlines, Atlantic Airlines...and financially, it makes sense to make a grand trip out of it by flying from Reykjavik, Iceland (other flight origin options include places like Denmark and Norway).... Read More

Molecular Mixology Recipe for The Portón Tigre

Jul 19, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you need to take a break from your favorite bar (happens to the best of us) but don't want to give up on the crazy unique cocktails your choice bartender makes, check out this molecular mixology recipe for the Portón Tigre. While it may be a tad complicated for the novice, this drink definitely seems worth taking a stab at.... Read More

Wow Friends With Chef Dana Herbert's Banana Cupcakes

Jul 18, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Bananas are one of our favorite fruits to bake with, always tasting great in breads, candies, and of course cupcakes. Chef Dana Herbert used bananas to create his very own delectable cupcake recipe and lucky for us, decided to share!... Read More

Johnnie Walker Partners with Alfred Dunhill on Special Edition Blue Label

Jul 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

As far as blended whiskies go, it doesn't get much more prestigious than Johnnie Walker Blue Label. But that doesn't mean the label can't step up its game.... Read More

Funky Foodie Microbrews: From Bacon Maple Ale to Louisiana Oyster Stout

Jul 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With microbrew enthusiasm taking over most of the Western world and beer coming into its own as a “foodie” tipple, craft brews are taking more and more inspiration from the garden, orchard, spice cupboard and even the sea. Flavor combinations you would have only seen on a plate five years ago are now on tap, or in the bottle. Some are more drinkable than others, but you’ve got to love the experimental bent of these food-inspired brews.... Read More

Bruce Lee Didn't Drink, Fronts Johnnie Walker Blue Label Campaign

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Unsurprisingly, many advertisements these days are created with a host of special effects from talking animals to blockbuster-caliber explosions. This week Johnnie Walker released the latest video for the "Keep Walking" campaign, an effort that has been ongoing for some time now, replete with an entirely CGI Bruce Lee on-screen.... Read More

Exploring New Greek Cuisine From The Heart of Halkidiki

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

They say that all people in Greece are governed by religion and tradition. The third governor is food. Eating is thought to cure everything. You have a cold? You must eat. Having relationship trouble? Eat! You will have no strength for tears on an empty stomach. In short, food is love.... Read More

Fun Creamsicle Cake Recipe From Chef Dana Herbert

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Making a surprisingly unique cake is one of the best ways to impress a crowd. Instead of opting for a traditional white or chocolate cake, try something different that will make you look like a professional baker — like maybe this recipe for a Creamsicle Cake from Chef Dana Herbert.... Read More

Celebrity Chef Dana Herbert Is Fighting Cancer With The World's Biggest Wedding Cake

Jul 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With the nicknames "The Sugar Daddy" and "King of Cakes," it's obvious that Delaware loves Chef Dana Herbert. Even though he already had his own bakery in Bear, called Desserts by Dana, the talented chef didn't become a worldwide baking sensation until he won the first season of TLC's Cake Boss: Next Great Baker back in 2011 — which awarded him a new car, $50,000 and an apprenticeship at Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey.... Read More

Freshly Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini & Portobello Mushrooms for the Summer

Jul 8, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Even the most diehard fans of Italian food need to sometimes take a break from the carb-heavy pastas and breads. To give you a lighter alternative, Chef Sal Scognamillo of Patsy's Italian Restaurant in New York City is sharing his favorite vegetable grilling recipe. Either served with other BBQ favorites or solo, this summer combination of eggplant, zucchini, and Portobello mushrooms would make a great meal to enjoy on a sunny afternoon with friends.... Read More

Win a Nespresso Pixie Steel Lines Bundle!!!

Jul 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Earlier this week we teased you with the promise of a Nespresso giveaway and today we are here to deliver. During the month of July we are excited to announce your chance to win a shiny new Nespresso Pixie Steel Lines! It doesn't stop there either; on top of wining this adorable machine, we are throwing in an Aeroccino Plus and a selection of the three latest Grand Cru: Vanilio, Ciocattino and Caramelito. Originally going by the slightly less exciting names Vanilla, Dark Chocolate and Caramel, the initially limited edition capsules were so popular Nespresso added them to the permanent selection. So rest assured you will love them too.... Read More

Wine Battles Brings Competition to Tasting Parties

Jul 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If there's one thing wine connoisseurs love doing — aside from tastings — it's talking about wine with like-minded folk. Wine Battles takes the casual chat one step further and offers the first tournament-style wine game where you can drink, socialize, rate and learn about all different kinds of wine. Based in San Diego, Wine Battles makes sipping grapes accessible and fun, allowing anyone feel like a professional sommelier among friends.... Read More

The Future of Coffee: Nespresso Delivers Frothy Deliciousness in Under a Minute

Jul 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Most people are pretty picky about their coffee. Whether you take it with cream, half ‘n’ half, sugar, Splenda, decaf, soy, a squirt of caramel syrup or a dash of cinnamon, there is an 83% chance that you drink the stuff if you live in the United States. No matter your preference, there is one thing we can all agree on: there is no one-pot-fits all. The scenario leaves regular consumers with essentially three choices: put up with cheap coffee that is not quite right; spend a ton on prepared or to-go varieties; or step into the 21st century and purchase a one-cup coffee maker.... Read More

Decadent Red Velvet and Bacon Cake From Cake Boss Winner Chef Dana Herbert

Jul 1, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The nice thing about gourmet cakes is that you can decorate them however you want, whether it be with fondant or icing. Celebrity pastry chef Dana Herbert definitely knows a thing or two when it comes to desserts — just check out his Season One win on TLC's Cake Boss: Next Great Baker or visit Desserts by Dana in New Castle, Delaware. Lucky for us, he has decided to share some of his favorite cake recipes with us. This one in particular combines the classic red velvet with the trendy use of bacon, and just so happens to be one of Chef Herbert's favorites.... Read More

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