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Dominique Crenn: San Francisco Chef Leads the Way

Poetry on a Plate

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Dominique Crenn: San Francisco Chef Leads the Way

Guide.Michelin.Com/US In San Francisco, Chef Dominique Crenn puts poetry on a plate and is an inspiration to women chefs and entrepreneurs everywhere.

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Switzerland’s Peak Experiences

Time Travel from the Alps to World-Class Cities

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Switzerland’s Peak Experiences

Switzerland in summer is a sensual overload: cool mountain breezes and deep blue lakes, blisteringly hot cobblestone lanes and chilled ice cream treats. Travelers who want to understand why affluent Europeans have vacationed here for generations must…

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Summer in the City: Mozart and Me

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Summer in the City: Mozart and Me

The Mostly Mozart concert series at Lincoln Center  is one of my favorite things about summer in New York City. A great attraction for tourists and local music lovers alike.

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A Spa of One’s Own

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A Spa of One’s Own

Hotels Magazine

Hotels are bringing the spa and wellness experience into the privacy of the guest bathrooms.

“We’ve had the mattress wars and the pillow wars,” says Don Genders, CEO of Design for Leisure, a company that builds spa and wellness facilities around the world. “Once they’ve given you a good night’s sleep, hotels are going to the wellness and relaxation elements.”

The Royal Monceau has jumped on the current Parisian rage for hammams and installed them in 20 larger rooms and suites. In the Park Hyatt Istanbul, the traditional Turkish bath, offered in 25 spa rooms and four terrace suites, provides an authentic local experience. General Manager Gözde Eren compares in-room spa treatments to “ordering room service.”

A private sauna can double as a piece of furniture or be built into the room, as at the Hotel Forsthofalm in Leogang, Austria. The 200-square-foot bathrooms at the Bardessono in Yountville, California, double as private spas. Massage tables are cleverly concealed in bathroom cabinetry, and the massage takes place in the bathroom. When the treatment ends, the guest is conveniently close to the steam shower or the adjacent outdoor shower. Very California.

Written by Beverly Stephen

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The Art of Travel

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The Art of Travel
This month Susi explores the world of travel — on our planet and beyond — through the eyes of an artist, a documentary filmmaker and a teacher.

PATRICE SAMARA

Patrice Samara is president of Triumph Communications Group, Inc., a Strategic Consulting, Communications, Global Events, Media Production, Publishing & Market Representation organization and COO of Wordeee, a publisher. She is an Emmy award-winning documentary producer and lifelong entrepreneur.

Samara is an inveterate travel junkie and foodie.

Website: www.triumphnewyork.com

NEME ALPERSTEIN

Neme Alperstein is a retired New York City elementary public school teacher who taught for 29 years. She is currently a Teaching With Primary Sources Teachers Network mentor for the Library of Congress.  She is also a doctoral student whose focus is STEM learning through video conferencing.

Alperstein (along with California friend and colleague Pam Leestma) was NASA’s first recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for technology and science.

MARGRIT NEWMAN

Margrit Newman is an avid world traveler who incorporates the cultural and natural aesthetic of her adventures in places such as Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America into her artwork. She is fascinated by the confrontation of the real and abstract world, which is reflected in her painting/photography works. Newman also created a series of “Magic Dolls” inspired by voodoo and tribal art from South America.

Website: www.margrit-newman.com

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Avocado Toast 2.0

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Avocado Toast 2.0

QSR Only in Brooklyn–a restaurant that serves avocados and only avocados in the sprawling Industry City Food Hall.

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Accidental Restaurateurs

Extreme fried Chicken

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Accidental Restaurateurs

Everett Potter’s Travel Report. Just when you thought nothing new could happen to fried chicken along came the Honey Butter Fried Chicken Folks

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Eating Louisiana

Culture and Cuisine

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Eating Louisiana

FlavorForays.com Louisiana culinary immersion

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Why San Francisco is a Gastronomic Paradise

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Why San Francisco is a Gastronomic Paradise

Stellar ingredients, talented chefs and a discerning dining public keep San Francisco at the top of the dining game.

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Let’s Travel! Radio March 2017

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Let’s Travel! Radio March 2017

American Folklore, Books, Filmmaking

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