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8 Stylish Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas for All Types

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

The 48-hour countdown to Mother’s Day has started. Tick, tick, tock. If you haven’t done your gifting though, there are many (mostly) quick online-enabled gifts that’ll show your mom that you love her and that you know how to shop for her — she doesn't need to know that it was a bit last minute. Here’s our gifting tip sheet for mothers of all personality types!

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Dinner in the Sky Makes Your Epicurean Fantasies a Reality

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Years ago, during a 2 a.m. conversation with a bartender, I laid out my fantasy wedding while we watched I Love Lucy — this is going somewhere, I promise. The plans got more and more ridiculous as time went on, finally ending up with my riding a black bear down the aisle and the wedding party dining from banquet tables suspended off the Cliffs of Moher. 

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The Celebrity Secret to Healthy Eating: Z.E.N. Foods Founder Talks Hollywood Diets, Cupcakes and Zac Efron

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you’re one of the people who has ever tried a meal delivery service, you know the entire experience can be—less than satisfactory. Everything is prepackaged, frozen, boring and makes you feel like you’re on a diet—and no one wants to feel like they’re on a diet. 

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Adam Tihany-Designed Oro Restaurant Opens With Michelin-Starred Executive Chef Davide Bisetto

May 1, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Interior designer Adam D. Tihany is incredibly well known for his restaurant work, including Thomas Keller’s Per Sé and BouchonLe Cirque 2000 and Sirio for the Maccioni family, and Daniel Boulud’s Daniel in New York City. He's so iconic that Rizzoli even published a book about his interiors called Tihany: Iconic Hotels and Restaurant Interiors. Wanting to tap into some of that esteem, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice hired Tihany to design their new restaurant project, Oro. 

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8 Ways to Feast Like a Medieval King, Queen or Viking!

May 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

If you’re binge watching VikingsGame of Thrones or any other lusty/bloody medieval dramas of the season, then you already know that if the royals aren’t brawling or bedding, they’re feasting. And they don’t bother with utensils either (except maybe a dagger — that wedding still hurts, GOT). Here’s a lineup of equally kingly feasts that you can order in the modern age — trencher by special request — and not to worry, there are no bloody surprises in the third act. 

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Award-Winning Chef & Author Normand Laprise Dishes On New Quebec Gastronomy Restaurant

Apr 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that before I interviewed Chef Normand Laprise, I wasn't exactly sure who he was. I suppose I can be forgiven since Laprise isn’t quite a household name in America (not yet anyway), though he certainly is on the other side of the border. Not only was Laprise voted best chef in Canada, but his recent cookbook, Toqué!: Creators of a New Quebec Gastronomy, won "Best Cookbook of the Year"  for Canada at the Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards, as well as a prestigious James Beard Foundation award for excellence in the category "Cooking From a Professional Point of View."

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Chef Jetzabel Rojas Barragán Chats Culinary Idols & Refining Mexican Cuisine at Viceroy Riviera Maya

Apr 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

The award-winning Viceroy, Riviera Maya continues to rack-up endless “best of” accolades, but perhaps their most powerful secret weapon is their talented chef, Jetzabel Rojas Barragán. I managed to catch up with this busy young woman after she had just knocked everyone dead at the 2014 Cancun-Rivera Maya Wine & Food Festival. Interesting — and a little sad in this day and age — to note that she was the only local female chef that participated in the gourmet event.

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At $2,000 a Seat, Most Expensive Restaurant in the World is a Sensory Overload Experience

Apr 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

New restaurants open all the time, but the upcoming SubliMotion at the Hard Rock Hotel in Playa d'en Bossa in Ibiza, Spain is a little different. According to Business Insider, SubliMotion will be "the most expensive restaurant in the world," costing over $2,000 a person. 

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The FareTrade Re-Inspires Culinary Members' Clubs With Top Chefs & Artisan Suppliers

Apr 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We are loving the uprising of monthly members' clubs that have been popping up all over the place, from men's shaving clubs to cute DIY project boxes, and the culinary world has seen quite a few. You can join ones that send you unique coffee blends or ones that target craft beer enthusiasts, but The FareTrade really stands out to us as the one we want to sign up for immediately. 

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The New Marriott Marquis DC Announces 5 Dining Experiences Including Sports Bar, Speakeasy & Lobby Bar

Apr 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Francesca Berchiolli  |  1 Comment

The new Marriott Marquis DC opening on May 1 has announced their five dining and entertainment options. Each establishment will offer its own experience, accompanied by Americana-inspired menu options and serving the freshest ingredients from local sources including their own rooftop garden. The vision behind these culinary delights is Executive Chef and DC-native Chef Matthew Morrison.

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