Halloween is on the perfect day this year (TGIF!), meaning that you can celebrate with parties, costumes, and candy all weekend long. In the days leading up to All Hallows' Eve, in between pumpkin carving nights and spooky movie marathons, we've been compiling some pretty great photos that encapsulate everything we love about this holiday, from eerie clowns to spooky witches.
Usually it's not that difficult to select 10 or so photos of a property for a feature, but we must admit, when it came to this property in Parrot Cay of the Turks and Caicos Islands, we had a hard time being selective. Just look at it; can you really blame us? On the market for $39 million, this seven-acre beachfront compound looks like something a yoga guru dreamt up one night after seeing a triple rainbow.
While it’s not every day that you find yourself with the option of sampling of insects with your evening cocktail, it’s certainly possible at the Mandarin Bar at Tokyo’s luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Always curious to try new things, we were eager to learn more about these exotic bites. Thomas Combescot, Food & Beverage Director at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, was kind enough to give us a behind-the-scenes look at this culturally significant snack.
United States-based Chris-Craft is gearing up to debut their new Catalina 34 yacht at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show tomorrow morning, which will give the company the opportunity to chat about how their new flagship of the Catalina range utilizes the industry's top technology.
Passengers on KLM World Business Class flights departing from Amsterdam are getting some new cuisine options thanks to Dutch chef Richard van Oostenbrugge. Having officially begun on October 26, the Royal Dutch Airlines' new meals will be available until January 22, 2015, so you have more than enough time to try them out. Not sure what to expect? These photos are a pretty good start.
Pronto may not be the fanciest gadget (soon to be) on the market, but it's something everyone is going to want. Promising to charge up 12 times faster than its competitors, Pronto capitalizes off of the very familiar term "time is money," because no one wants to sit around waiting for their phone to charge. With an already successful Kickstarter campaign (as of this article they have made $299,616 with a goal of only $50,000), this little portable battery pack is definitely on our wish list.
Sent over from the five-star Destination Kohler in Kohler, Wisconsin, this recipe for Duck Confit Butternut Squash Risotto looks like a great way to refresh your cooking skills. Chef Trent Hazelberg from the resort's Cucina Italian Restaurant came up with this dish, giving step-by-step directions on everything, from preparing the duck to getting the perfect risotto. If you're a cooking novice, you may want to do a trial run before inviting all of your friends over, just in case.
Hozier may not have been a household name this time last year, or heck, even five months ago, but the Irish musician is certainly on his way to being one now. Putting his own spin on the blues and gospel of the 1950s, Andrew Hozier-Bryne is exactly how he appears to be: charming, soft-spoken, intelligent, modest, and incredibly sweet.
Have you seen the newly renovated Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill gin distillery in Hampshire? It's pretty dang cool. The site opened to the public early in the month, showing off the unique glasshouses in which the 10 botanicals (juniper, lemon peel, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, liquorice, and angelica) that make up the Bombay Sapphire taste are grown.
The heavy-duty M-Freedom digital speaker has a retro radio look to it, mostly thanks to the lone dial on the top. The simple design is encased in leather and has a brushed metal front panel that the 30w carbon fiber speakers sit in. With a range of 100 meters, the gadget is able to switch between up to 16 different devices without having to log in and out and sounds pretty great for being so small.
Is it still cool to reference Portlandia's "put a bird on it" sketch? Artist Dave White must think so, since he literally put birds all over this Albion E-Type Art Car. Okay, that may not be entirely fair, because the luxury auto actually looks pretty cool. Commissioned by a private collector, the Jag has been on view at Loughran Gallery's Albion Exhibition in London as part of a bigger exhibition of White's work.
We've been putting together a Halloween-inspired cocktail roundup for years now, but the previous features may as well cease to exist, because this one is where it's at. We've collected recipes from some of the world's best bars, mixologists, and spirit brands to give you some amazingly spooky options. Make sure not to skimp on the barware though, because trust us, dressing one of these up in the right glass is sometimes all you need to set the right mood. With some great for the night of and others perfect for the morning after (i.e. hangover), we have so
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