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European Christmas Traditions

Dec 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Europe's winter holiday traditions date back before the dawn of Christianity, and incorporate many belief systems and cultural eras under the umbrella name "Christmas." From Roman festivities to peculiar legacies like the giant straw yule goat of Gavle, Sweden (pictured), a European Christmas is actually a rich and varied mish-mash of festivities. Here's a gallery of our favorites.... Read More

10 Thanksgiving Celebrations Around the World

Nov 21, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Families gather on the 15th day of the eighth lunar cycle to celebrate the autumn harvest. The Chinese reunite with family for a large three-day feast featuring mooncakes sweet cakes filled... Read More

10 Thanksgiving Celebrations Around the World

Nov 21, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

The day of grace and gluttony we know as Thanksgiving is more than just the big meal before Black Friday. It has rather noble origins. When our pioneering forefathers arrived on American shores, they left the Mayflower in a tragic state. Throughout the winter at sea they suffered from exposure, scurvy, and outbreaks of contagious diseases. When only half of the original crew made it to the New World, an Abenaki Indian greeted them in their native tongue of English. Days later, he returned with Squanto, a member of the Pawtuxet tribe, who was sold into slavery to an English sea captain.... Read More

Dean Court Hotel | York, England's Trendiest Boutique Hotel

Aug 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Gilly Pickup

The Dean Court Hotel has an enviable position in the heart of the history book of a city that is York, England. Surrounded by a host of sights and delights to entertain the visitor, this boutique-style hotel is the ideal place to stay for business or leisure.... Read More

Welsh Sea Salt Production Spans Millenia

Jul 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

Sea salt from Anglesey, Wales is arguably the most pure, flavorful, and brilliantly white, of any on earth. On the coast of this small island of 85,000 inhabitants, in northwest Wales, David and Alison Lea-Wilson’s Anglesey Sea Salt Company harvests the superlative product known around the world as Halen Mon Sea Salt.... Read More

A Gift Worth Giving

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Obama’s are back in fair with the Queen of England and her husband Prince Phillip, after a gift exchange that repaired their last un-royal gift giving debacle. President Obama and the First Lady have been on a trip to visit the royals, and... Read More

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