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The Grand Wailea on Maui's South Shore is the ultimate Hawaii experience for new couples — or singles who need a break from the stressful mainland.
There’s an element of mystery to all the castles and beauty of their individual stories. Royal families and the elite would live within an outrageously extravagant confinement of castle walls, while commoners would only dream of what was beyond the fortifications that kept them out.
World traveler David Duran yukked it up with Pam Ann, née Caroline Reid, to discuss her upcoming performances at Sydney Mardi Gras and in-flight disasters.
Located in the center
everything within one of the
most beautiful and illustrious
cities in Europe, the 4-year
old property has a secret
weapon hidden below their lobby level. The moment you exit the elevators and enter The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, a sense of tranquility is immediately felt.
It’s that time of year again, the one day where we are either happy in love, or not so much. Luckily, either way, it’s a good excuse to have a few cocktails. Below are some perfect cocktails for Valentine’s Day. Whether you are celebrating with your sweetheart, or wanting to eat your feelings away, enjoy and drink responsibly.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE, the largest of seven member Emirates, and the second largest in population of the seven, in addition to being the financial capital of the Emirates. It has modern buildings and surroundings similar to Dubai, but at a much smaller and more controlled level.
The Japanese owned and inspired hotel turned 40 this year, and although it has been a landmark property to residents on Park Avenue for decades, this once mostly business traveler hotel, is excited to show off all it has to offer to every type of Manhattan visitor.
The menu is presented in categories such as Starters, Rarely Celebrated, Top Chops & Steaks, Steak Frites, Entrees, and Sides. Starters include selections from the raw bar such as local oysters and classics such as Fluke Ceviche and Steak Tartare.
Inside the lobby, a brilliant 8-foot chandelier, inspired by Coco Chanel’s vintage brooch adorns the slim elegant lobby. The chandelier is completely encrusted in Austrian glass crystals and resembles a sunburst. The design group didn’t stop there. Their desired theme of “timeless glamour” is seen throughout the property from the lobby, to guest rooms to the spa and ballrooms.
In 1939, Guerlain opened its first “Institut de Beauté” at 68 Avenue de Champs Elysées and invented an exclusive facial massage technique. Today, that facial massage technique remains just as unique and exclusive as it was the day it was created. The Guerlain name dominates the spa industry and in New York City, one of their best locations is within another iconic name, The Waldorf Astoria.
Ah, Beverly Hills, the place where the rich and famous live. The beautifully manicured streets, lined with high-end shopping and obnoxious tour busses passing by, trying to catch a glimpse of a celebrity. We’ve all seen it on television and on the big screen, but most of us have not ventured to actually visit and stay the night.
When planning a Vegas trip, it’s easy to be completely dependent on the hotel property you choose to stay with. They might offer you shows, food and even free play, and although they might all be great offers, don’t be afraid to step outside and check out some other Vegas top spots.
I didn’t venture further out into Alabama, and not sure I am ready to just yet, but Mobile did win me over. It’s completely unexpected and beautiful. The food scene has already taken off, and gems like Panini Pete’s serve up some kick-ass food. The antique shops are plentiful and the boutiques full of local artists make it worthwhile.
Etihad Airway is the premier airline for all flights in and out of Abu Dhabi. With direct flights from NYC and recently announced Los Angeles and Dallas, with more to come, the company is making sure that they stand out above the rest, providing a level of service that is incomparable to others.
What I didn’t know in advance was that nobody checks for train tickets in Belgium. I would validate that later in my trip when a group of locals were laughing at me as I struggled to purchase a metro
ticket before the train arrived to the station. Better safe than sorry though, right?