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Everyone knows that the coach or economy airline product in the back of the plane runs from miserable to unacceptable. The "best" options are really the "least worst."
As cruise ships and theme parks begin to offer visitors more ways to interact with their attractions by using phones and tablets during rides or shows, it has become nearly impossible to find a place for a family vacation where the focus is solely upon relaxation, enjoyment and a genuine break from our hectic lives.
Here are a few things we've eaten that might lend themselves to home cooking.
This successful, yet discreet art dealer, has single-handedly witnessed the major changes that have occurred in the global international art scene.
Dream about getting married on a tropical island or in a nautical celebration by the sea? These light and airy gowns won't weigh you down.
The lights dimmed. The crowd settled. The room fell silent with anticipation. It may have been day one of ESSENCE Festival, but this audience of young men and women were not here for Usher or Kendrick or Mary.
Beginning in 1988 in Paris, the first Dîner en Blanc was hosted by François Pasquier as a get together among friends to celebrate and to enjoy an adventurous dining experience.
Our travel days coincided with not one but two prospective industrial actions, and, as usual, it was difficult to get reliable and useful updates from news media -- or indeed from railroad employees, at least one of whom was a positive volcano of misinformation.
I've heard that with age comes wisdom; I'm more apt to say awareness. My appreciation for the good things that have come my way has grown. My understanding of the part I've played in some of the bad things has deepened.
Take in the California coast by horse. Saddle up on Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Ride's relaxing excursion along Butterfly Beach or view the ocean from on high on their Mountains and Bluffs ride.
The award for summer's most popular fruit? Watermelon -- by a landslide. The trick to ingesting more watermelon all season long? Spike, scoop and juice it into blush-pink cocktails.
Our Costco shopping list typically looks a little like this. Toothpaste. Check. Enough toilet paper to last us the year. Check. Cheez-Its. Double-check. But, it's also making its way up the ranks to becoming our new budget-beauty destination.
Recently, at the 2015 Sustainable Brands Conference, I was struck by something Harvard Business Review contributor and the author of "What Great Brands Do," Denise Yohn, showcased on the main stage. Her visual read: "A BRAND IS WHAT YOU DO, AND HOW YOU DO IT."
For the past several years the term pop-up has been, well, popping up more and more when it comes to dining. Traditional sit-down restaurants will never go out of style, but we're seeing more and more inventive ways to serve food in unexpected environments for limited chunks of time.