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Should I Bring My Cellphone With Me to the Table?

Oct 31, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Every week, our resident experts Mindy Lockard and Coryanne Ettiene answer etiquette questions from modern day hosts, offering advice from both traditional and contemporary perspectives.... Read More

Ty Cobb Game-Worn Uniform Expected to Sell for $300K at Auction

Oct 28, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Just in time for the World Series! Sports memorabilia collectors around the world are expected to take this pitch very seriously.... Read More

7 Most Over-the-Top Halloween Parties

Oct 27, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Halloween is the second most expensive holiday, only after Christmas. Surprising, no? But when you factor in the elaborate costumes, makeup, gallons of candy given out, it all adds up. Then consider the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on a number of star-studded, over-the-top masquerades and costume balls that take place on Halloween night, or just before, every year from LA to New York City, and it all makes sense.... Read More

10 Most Extraordinary Parties in History

Oct 26, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Tales of a bygone era are often rich with costumed balls, masquerades, and black-tie galas. Romanticized nostalgia abounds in books and on film (fiction and non-fiction), chronicling these endless nights of unbridled debauchery and cool scenes filled to the brim with a city’s most fashionable set.... Read More

Pittsburgh Penguins' Suite 66 Scores Big as Luxury Experience

Oct 25, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Watching a hockey game from Suite 66 is like watching it in team owner and former NHL legend Mario Lemieux’s own private den. This is one of the most intimate sports-experience packages ever imagined. This private luxury suite of the Pittsburgh Penguins literally puts fans right next to all of the action — both on and off the ice.... Read More

Ski Resorts Offering Many Luxury Services This Winter

Oct 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

An early-season dusting recently rolled through some of America’s higher elevations, and seeing a touch of white on the mountain landscapes has plenty of people yearning for the chairlifts to start spinning so they can get some turns in. Skiing has long been the favorite winter time getaway for the country’s distinguished families, but there’s a handful of hassles that can ruin a day on the slopes. Lugging armloads of equipment to a crowded ski area only to deal with lodge food is enough to turn the experience sour, but luckily there is a banquet of bespoke services at your disposal this winter.... Read More

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2011 Features Bespoke Assouline Library

Oct 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Among Neiman Marcus’ fantasy Christmas gifts this year is a $125,000 bespoke library from French luxury publisher Assouline. Part of the famed retailer’s iconic Christmas Book, the library is a full-fledged installation including custom carpeting, objets d’art, and beautifully framed prints in addition to books.... Read More

Is it OK to Disinvite a Guest?

Oct 17, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

When entertaining, there are two secrets to a host’s success: An ability to bring together people and create lasting memories, and the foresight to see — and resolve — problems before they arise. Once a week, our resident experts Mindy Lockard and Coryanne Ettiene will weigh in with helpful advice to help the modern host tackle even the stickiest of situations with grace.... Read More

What To Do When Conversations Turn Bad

Oct 12, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

When entertaining, there are two secrets to a host’s success: An ability to bring together people and create lasting memories, and the foresight to see — and resolve — problems before they arise.... Read More

Altadis Introduces H. Upmann 1844 Reserve and Diamondback Cigars

Oct 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

We have tried and love Altadis’ H Upmann Sun Grown cigar (size Belicoso) but the company has recently launched the 1844 Reserve, which the folks there are calling "perhaps our finest H. Upmann yet."... Read More

 
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