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Make leis for Memorial Day

Make leis for Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a day to honor those who gave their lives in service to the country, and this year on the Friday, May 28, before Memorial Day, the Outrigger Hotels in Waikiki are offering a special lei making tutorial. The giving of lei has always been a traditional Hawaiian way to welcome, congratulate or honor a person, so what better way to spend Memorial Day than learning how to make a commemorative lei to honor veterans? Visitors to both Outrigger Reef on the Beach [map] and Outrigger Waikiki...
May 17th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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Race To Houston For Your Next Vacation

Race To Houston For Your Next Vacation
Athletes looking to combine a new race with their vacation plans should consider Houston for their next destination.  Low and flat, Houston is great if you are looking for a faster paced run, without much (or any!) elevation change.  There are half and full marathons going on year-round, but be aware that races run between May and September can mean very hot, very humid conditions so chose your run accordingly. Houston Half Marathon & Relay The Houston Half Marathon and Relay (or simply...
May 17th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 3
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New to Newbury Street

New to Newbury Street
Considered to be the premier shopping area in Boston, Newbury Street stretches for eight blocks from Arlington Street to Mass Avenue and features an eclectic mix of more than 300 retailers, restaurants, and salons. Trend-setter types will find lots to like here, including these recent arrivals. Lovely $200 frocks for women and hipster- London wear for the guys, Ted Baker ( 201 Newbury St., Boston, 617-450-8339)(Map) , the high-end British fashion retailer, has finally set up shop in Boston. Throughout...
May 17th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
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San Diego’s First Eco Spa: Blue Marble Spa

San Diego’s First Eco Spa: Blue  Marble Spa
Striving for a greener Earth, Blue Marble Spa exists on the shore where the land meets the sea.  Where what washes away gives new life.  Where forward-thinking ideas and people meet. Blue Marble provides a wellness experience that restores, cultivates and connects you with the vital energy all around you.  Your spa experience includes use of the private mens’ and womens’ relaxation rooms, steam rooms, and Hyatt Stay Fit gym.  The relaxation room includes healthy snacks, mint or lemon...
May 17th, 2010 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 2
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Enjoying the Arts in Niagara: The Shaw Festival

Enjoying the Arts in Niagara: The Shaw Festival
A Niagara institution since 1962, the Shaw Festival has grown into one of the finest theatre companies in North America, and produces 10 to 12 productions per year that are either the works of George Bernard Shaw or one of his contemporaries. Stationed in historic Niagara on the Lake, the Shaw Festival performs plays at four different theatres: The Festival Theatre, the largest with 860 seats, the Court House Theatre , with 320 seats, the Royal George Theatre,with 320 seats, and the Studio Theatre,...
May 17th, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 0
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Cocktails Served Ice Cold at Sydney’s Minus 5 Bar

Cocktails Served Ice Cold at Sydney’s Minus 5 Bar
Pubs are a dime a dozen in Sydney, but there’s none quite like Minus 5. Sure, it looks like your average watering hole at first glance. It’s got the obligatory restaurant, some fantastic harbour views, but what about the bar? Try and buy a drink and that’s when things get interesting. Firstly you’ll visit an air-locked “warming room.” Here you’ll rug up in a parka, ugg boots, and gloves before receiving a 20-minute timer. The reason for this will soon become apparent. Because, you see,...
May 17th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 1
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Indulge at Sublime Doughnuts

Indulge at Sublime Doughnuts
No matter what some people might say, not all doughnuts are created equal. And if you don’t believe me, then you haven’t been to Sublime Doughnuts (map) on Tenth Street in Atlanta. Now, I need to honest and let you know that I’m not a doughnut person. You won’t find me in line to buy doughnuts on a Saturday morning, or bring a dozen home. However, when I saw pictures of A-Town Mocha, S’mores and Oreo, I knew it was time to indulge my sweet tooth. These creations are introduced to Atlantans...
May 16th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Week Ahead in New Delhi

The Week Ahead in New Delhi
This week there are loads of event happening around Delhi. Here is a selection of some of the finest events in New Delhi. Each day has a different appeal. Enjoy and explore the diversity that New Delhi offers. Life just got a little interesting. Painting Exhibition and Other Events in New Delhi Monday – Boogie Night! DJ Roxy is playing at the 24/7 bar. Start your week with some techno and commercial music. Also, the Lalit hotel is one of the more pleasant places to visit in New Delhi. Where:...
May 16th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 1
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Fashion Trends, South Asia

Fashion Trends, South Asia
Throughout the developing world fashion often takes a unique angle when spending money on non essential items such as jewellery is simply not an option. As a result, people have resorted to using everyday household items, such as string and wood, to blend in with cosmetic trends such as earrings, bracelets and necklaces. When traveling to countries such as India and Sri Lanka it is very common to see children with small pieces of string tied through their ears, or colorful string attached to their...
May 16th, 2010 | jcampos | Read More | Comments: 0
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San Francisco Celebrates Parents-to-Be

San Francisco Celebrates Parents-to-Be
W San Francisco is putting on a party for parents-to-be at “Bump it Up,” a W San Francisco Preggo pampering experience on Wednesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m.  This very special pre-natal celebration will be held in conjunction with the release of Amy Tara Koch’s book, Bump it Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement (Random House).  Koch will also join the party to read excerpts from the book and sign copies for party guests.  Pre-natal party fun also includes a Lancôme...
May 16th, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
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Ancient History on Dublin’s Doorstep

Ancient History on Dublin’s Doorstep
Beyond all of the pubs, music, and food that travelers love about Ireland, there is a rich history to be discovered. Some of it is as recent as the last few decades, but some of it is as old as 5,000 years ago. Taking the time to see this side of Ireland during a visit to Dublin will help to give you a well-rounded perspective on what and who shaped Ireland into how it is today. One of the best daytrips outside Dublin to gain this historical perspective is Newgrange, in the Boyne Valley, County Meath...
May 16th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
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Taste Summer Freshness at Atlanta’s Farmers Markets

Taste Summer Freshness at Atlanta’s Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets have been around for awhile, but in the past few years, their popularity has skyrocketed. Now more mainstream, it seems like wherever you go, you will find a farmers market or two.  And Atlanta happens to be one of those places where you can find many. Ready to explore, and perhaps pick up some new items? Open your mind, and your taste buds to new experiences.  You just never know what you might discover and/or learn at a farmers market. Here are some suggestions on where to go....
May 16th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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Haitian Culinary Culture at Krik Krak

Haitian Culinary Culture at Krik Krak
I hope I’m wrong but it seems like the glaring spotlight on Haiti’s epic earthquake aftermath is flickering out and has all but given way to the usual celebrity news cycle and crisis-of-the-moment coverage like the Gulf oil spill.  I see startling parallels between Haiti and New Orleans as well.  Both were permanently altered by natural disaster exposing longstanding inequities bubbling just under the surface.  Both are also culinary hotbeds.  Here in NYC, you can do your part by keeping...
May 15th, 2010 | Steve Mirsky | Read More | Comments: 0
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Wood, Waves, and Wheels: Classic Vehicles on Eagle Mountain Lake

Wood, Waves, and Wheels: Classic Vehicles on Eagle Mountain Lake
If you enjoy classic boats, cars and motorcycles, Wood, Waves and Wheels is for you. This annual event takes place May 22, 2010 from noon until 5pm. The Fort Worth Boat Club hosts the show at its elegant venue along Eagle Mountain Lake. Classic cars and bikes are displayed on the lawn, while vintage boats float in the marina. Wood, Waves and Wheels is free to the public, with refreshments available for purchase. This is also a good time to check out the Fort Worth Boat Club building since it will...
May 15th, 2010 | Tui Cameron | Read More | Comments: 0
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Money matters in Turkey

Money matters in Turkey
You want to enjoy your stay in Turkey and not lose time wondering about the currency or run to a bank or museum when it’s closed. So, here are the basics: Currency Currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TYL). The most common banknotes come in the folwoing denominations: 100 50 20 10 5 There are bigger, but you will rarely have them and they are not gladly accepted either. Coins are 1 TYL 50 kurus 25 kurus 10 kurus 5  kurus 1 and 2 kurus coins also exist but nobody bothers with them. If for...
May 15th, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 0
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Chicago’s Trump Hotel Opens its Outdoor Terrace

Chicago’s Trump Hotel Opens its Outdoor Terrace
One of Chicago’s best outdoor dining spots  is about to open for the summer season: The Terrace at Trump (on the 16th floor of the Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago; 401 N. Wabash Avenue, map) known for its views of the Chicago River (and its famous bridges), Lake Michigan, and iconic structures like the Wrigley Building. The Terrace officially opens May 20 at 3 p.m.  and will be open every day from 2:30 to 11:30 p.m. Guests are seated on a first-come basis. Described as a “chic,...
May 15th, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 0
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Outdoor Oasis in Dublin

Outdoor Oasis in Dublin
One of my favorite places in all of Dublin is Herbert Park (map). There are so many endearing qualities about this outdoor space: the surrounding neighborhoods are incredibly charming to walk through, the flowers and trees are diverse and beautiful, and the pristine swans in the lake are a pleasure to observe. Beyond all of these characteristics of the park, it is also off the beaten tourist path. You are likely to only hear Irish accents as you take a stroll through the park. On a sunny day, there...
May 15th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
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Cheese Lovers in San Francisco

Cheese Lovers in San Francisco
The Cheese School of San Francisco is offering sizzling new classes for spring and summer. Our Summertime Fondue focuses on the lighter, brighter flavors of goat and sheep milk cheeses for fondue frolic and fun. Home Cheesemaking classes introduces students to the basic principles of cheesemaking at home The Remarkably Redolent and Ravishing World of Robiola is an exploration of all the unctuous goodness that can be found in the fast and sometimes confusing world of Robiola cheeses. Locavore’s...
May 15th, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
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Coming up: Greenwich Beer & Jazz Festival

Coming up: Greenwich Beer & Jazz Festival
Most beer festivals just highlight beer. At the end of May, though, Greenwich wll be going one better, and adding jazz music to the mix. Happy festival goers in front of the classical buildings at Greenwich The Greenwich Beer and Jazz Festival is held in a marvellous setting, on the lawns of the Royal Naval College.  While as you might expect from a Greenwich festival the local Meantime Brewery is contributing a large number of its beers, there will be real ales from as far afield as Cornwall (Skinner’s)...
May 15th, 2010 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
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First Look at Mister Milano in Palm Beach Gardens

First Look at Mister Milano in Palm Beach Gardens
It’s been a long time coming — probably over a year now — since this chic, upscale Italian restaurant in the Mirasol Shopping center has been claiming that it would open it’s doors. It finally happened this week, as copious amounts of food, vino and trendsetters filled the brand new, Mister Milano in Palm Beach Gardens. Taking over the space formerly occupied by Kokomo, Mister Milano is located just off the turnpike on PGA Boulevard. It’s the perfect location for the...
May 15th, 2010 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 1
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