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The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa Cape Town South Africa:LuxEcoLiving's Best Luxury Hotel 2016

LuxEco Living | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda Founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World When I say higher than a kite....believe me... a visit to Cape To...

Lion World Travel is LuxEcoLiving's Best Choice for Hotels and Safari Destinations in South Africa

LuxEco Living | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda Founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World TRAVELSMITH PRESENTS: THE CHUDA'S OUT IN AFRICA Preserving Afric...

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Tartine

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.25.2016 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by the Rodale's content team Avocado in the evening, avocado in the morning, avocado all day long! Avocados are one of our all-time favorite fruits....

No One Avoids Tabloids

Greg J. Stone | Posted 07.21.2016 | Media
Greg J. Stone

Sex, celebrity, crime or all three. That's the formula for tabloid stories. Unfortunately, the so-called mainstream media are becoming more like tabloids, and, to a lesser extent, vice versa.

13 Things You Can (And Should) Stuff In An Avocado

PureWow | Posted 07.20.2016 | Taste

We, like most of the world, are obsessed with avocados. And though we pretty much never tire of them, we’re always looking for new ways to eat them....

Rome's Restaurants Old and New

John Mariani | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Romans favor the same restaurants and dishes they always have, and everyone will have an opinion as to which restaurant serves the best pasta, the freshest seafood or the most flavorful lamb. Still, new restaurants do open that help diversify the city's dining scene. Here's a some of my favorites.

Gamble Family Vineyards Have a Century-Long History in Napa Valley

John Mariani | Posted 07.15.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

If you believed all the lyrical lingo on wine labels, you'd think that owning vineyards and making wine is some kind of idyllic life of dreamers and the gods who love them.

An Easy Bean Salad That's Perfect for Summer Parties

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.14.2016 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Katina Simonetta Jenkins, merchandising coordinator at Rodale's What should you bring to that last-minute cookout? This refreshingly...

Inside The Cheese Making Process At Beecher's Handmade Cheese

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Rome's Two Greatest and Grandest Restaurants

John Mariani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Sprawling across the broad terrace floor of the Rome Cavalieri Hotel, La Pergola is easily one of the most romantic restaurants in the world, purposely lighted that way and configured so that simply walking through it puts you in mind of all the sweeping American-in-Rome movies of the 1950s--"Three Coins in the Fountain," "A Light in the Piazza," "Roman Adventure," and "Roman Holiday."

Nancy's Organic Kitchen: Lazy Days of Summer for the Best Burgers

LuxEco Living | Posted 07.09.2016 | Taste
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World "Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that t...

Beloved Bill's Makes A Comeback In NYC By John Mariani

John Mariani | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

The East Side townhouse that is home to Bill's dates back to 1924 as a speakeasy, when food was not on most patrons' minds. After Prohibition loosen...

Indian Food's Modern Face Shown At India In New Canaan, Connecticut By John Mariani

John Mariani | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

"But this is New Canaan, not Manhattan!" So say many of chef/restaurateur Prasad Chirnomula's customers, whining about the prices at his superb...

Two Great Rome Hotel Where La Vita is Definitely Very Dolce

John Mariani | Posted 06.28.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Among Rome's few five-star hotels is the Cavalieri, now part of the Waldorf Astoria hotel company, which has invested heavily to update every aspect, from the rooms to the pool and spa, while maintaining the sprawling hotel's unique 1960s grandeur.

Reserve Cut -- A Glatt Kosher Steakhouse in NYC -- What's Not to Like?

John Mariani | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Reserve Cut clearly draws a large number of Jews of different ethnic cultures for whom everything on the menu is kosher enough, including wine, as approved by a Rabbi; that means dairy products may never be mixed with meat in any way and no shellfish may be served. Beyond that, the non-Jew need be no further concerned dining at Reserve Cut.

Murrieta's Well Refuses to Make Wines to Win Ratings Points

John Mariani | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Despite what many passionate winemakers will tell you about the excitement of what they do, the hard facts are that the science and making of wine are largely agricultural and biological. It's just that Idaho potatoes and New Jersey tomatoes haven't quite the romantic associations that a Napa Valley Cabernet or Chardonnay has accrued though literature and marketing.

La Gamelle Brings a Touch of Paris to NYC's Bowery By John Mariani

John Mariani | Posted 06.13.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Though now thoroughly gentrified, the Bowery (left)was once synonymous with downtown grit. As the old song goes, The Bow'ry, the Bow'ry! They say ...

5 D.C. Coffee Shops to Sit in Forever

Melina Delkic | Posted 06.20.2016 | DC
Melina Delkic

When I look for coffee shops, all I want is somewhere to sit forever. This characteristic -- sit-ability? -- encompasses everything. To sit in a coffe...

Two Great Italian Trattorias in NYC's Outer Boroughs By John Mariani

John Mariani | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Now that the food media have run low on hipster Brooklyn eateries to rave about, there is new interest in the once neglected boroughs of the Bronx and...

What Does American Bread Say About Our Culture?

Melina Delkic | Posted 06.07.2016 | Taste
Melina Delkic

No matter where I go in the U.S. -- New York City, Washington, D.C., small-town bakeries, or the most elaborate artisan bread stands I can find -- I don't find that warm, steamy stuff of my childhood. And that leaves a little hole in my heart.

Despite So Many Options, La Crema Wines Keep Their Own Style

John Mariani | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

I've always believed that Americans tend to like wines whose name they can easily pronounce, like Bolla Soave and Cloudy Bay, and shy away from those ...

Atrio Is NYC's Best Restaurant Way Downtown

John Mariani | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Despite the fact that so many of the world's finest restaurants, both in the U.S. and abroad, are in hotels, some people still place an onus on dining...

Mulberry Diaries: Tales of Urban Farming

Tara Fass | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Tara Fass

Speckled with light, French Impressionist Edouard Vuillard, First Fruits, 1899, Norton Simon Museum The tree at the center of this oil painting looke...

Dining Out in Annapolis, Part 2

John Mariani | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

The Blackwall Hitch 400 Sixth Street 410-263-3452 The odd name comes from a special mariner's knot used to hitch sh...

Top Five Restaurant Chains with Gluten-Free Menus (and What to Order)

Arielle Cole | Posted 05.25.2016 | Taste
Arielle Cole

Being gluten free is anything but easy, and eating at (almost) every restaurant is a hassle (if you have ever eaten with somebody who is gluten free, you know exactly what I am talking about). Luckily, restaurants are (finally) picking up on recent trends and offering options for us gluten-free folks.