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The List: Grapevine Getaways

Instead of mourning the passing of summer, the waning days provide a great excuse to start planning one’s next trip to foreign shores. Given that it’s the harvest season, this week we tour the world’s great wine regions to take a look at eight hotels that place guests among their own private vineyards. After all, vacations and fine wine go hand-in-hand.

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The Chef’s 8: Justin Taylor, Andaz West Hollywood

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: chefs. Next in our series is Justin Taylor of Riot House at Andaz West Hollywood.

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The Chef’s 8: Pedro Abascal, Thompson Playa del Carmen

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: chefs. Next up is Pedro Abascal of Thompson Playa del Carmen.

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The Chef’s 8: Daniel Quintero, China World Summit Wing

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: chefs. Next in our series is Daniel Quintero of Grill 79 at Shangri-La China World Summit Wing.

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10 Questions: Pierre Zreik, The Allison Inn & Spa

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Pierre Zreik, of The Allison Inn & Spa in Oregon.

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The Chef’s 8: Franz J. Estermann, Vana Belle

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: chefs. Next in our series is Franz J. Estermann of Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort in Thailand.

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Spotlight: Where Good Taste Lives in Sin City

In a city resplendent with gourmet dining and endless entertainment options, it takes a lot to stand out; to separate one’s self from the throng. At The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, expectations are exceeded thanks to the presence of a live music venue, one of the city’s hippest nightclubs and a variety of dining establishments. Read on as we dive deep into the array of dining choices available to guests.

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Trip Tips: Taking in Europe and its National Dishes

European nations didn’t just use military might to assert their dominance in Colonial times; they also took to the kitchen to integrate their potential colonies. Centuries later, those culinary creations survive as national dishes, and what better way to get to know Europe than via the dinner table? Read on as we take a look at some of our favorite national dishes, and provide a little inspiration on where to stay along the way.

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The List: Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Around the Globe

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is a national holiday in Mexico that marks the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a historically vital victory for Mexico over a numerically superior French army. Just like St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, the day has grown over time to become a broader celebration of Mexican culture with parades, dancing and traditional Mexican food. While the event is obviously celebrated with gusto south of the border, more and more celebrations are popping up globally to mark the event. Below, we take a look at some of the more unique global events, some in far-flung destinations with little direct links to Mexico.

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The Chef’s 8: Chris Cummer, Andaz Wall Street

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: Chefs. Next in our series is Chris Cummer of Andaz Wall Street.

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