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The Charleston Music & Heritage Festival, better known as ChazzFest, will celebrate music, food and culture of the American South on 22nd September 2007 in Charleston, SC. Festival-goers will experience four stages of world-class music, sample Southern foods from top chefs, meet craftspeople and celebrated artisans and be invited to make a day of it. […]
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I’ll admit to being highly sceptical about 10 Thousand BC “luxury bottled water” but I’ve decided to give it a mention all the same. The water is ‘harvested’ from the Coastal Glacier Range in British Colombia and retails for $7 per 375 ml bottle. Source Glacier Beverage Company Ltd. – the company that exclusively bottles […]
Ingredients: â€¢ 1 Endive â€¢ 1/2 Beef Sweetbread â€¢ 3 Morillas / Morels â€¢ 1 Egg â€¢ 2 Chalots â€¢ Olive Oil â€¢ Butter â€¢ Cream â€¢ Croutons â€¢ Sugar â€¢ Salt â€¢ Chicken Bouillon â€¢ Dark Bouillon Directions: Endive: Cook the endive in white bouillon (bouillon of chicken) and butter with a some sugar […]
A neatly-done video showing why the 5 star Mauritius Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa is the perfect spot to nurture your body and soul.
From the 8th to 30th September, the Northland Kauri Festival will take place. The event celebrates and honours the kauri tree, a New Zealand icon. During the festival you can encounter some of the world’s largest remaining kauri trees with Footprints Waipoua. Local guides will take you a mythological exploration of life in the […]
It was with great delight that I visited the small town of Evian-les-Bains, home of Evian mineral water, on Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman, as the French like to call it) last year. (You can read a little more about that trip on the special features here and here.) And it’s with considerable interest […]
A new wine bar called Proof in the Penn Quarter of Washington DC has an Enomatic wine serving system which keeps wine for up to 2 months by filling the space in the bottle with argon gas, displacing oxygen which would normally make the wine go off after a day or two. The Enomatic […]
The 32nd annual Virginia Wine Festival will be held at Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg on 15th and 16th September 2007. The event is widely considered to be one of the main wine festivals on the East Coast. This year it will feature a grand tasting of the Commonwealth’s award-winning artisan wines, gourmet pairing […]
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It’s been a promising summer for A Luxury Travel Blog with the total number of unique visitors to the site exceeding 20,000 for three consecutive months of June, July and August. The same three months back in 2006 brought in less than half the visitors that the site enjoys today (nearer one third, in […]
September in Banff, Alberta will be a month of culinary adventure and competition. As part of Regional Cuisine Month, restaurants in Banff will showcase some of their best cuisine. The month-long celebration will conclude with Alberta’s Best Culinary Festival on 28th-30th September 2007 at Cascade Lodge at Banff’s Mount Norquay. The festival highlights include an […]
The 2007 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest will have a new feature this year, called ”The Gallery Wing”. A multitude of art galleries in the Hudson Valley have been invited to exhibit during the festival taking place at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds from 7th-9th September 2007. Heading into its sixth year, the event brings […]
Ingredients: â€¢ 4 luxury langoustines â€¢ 1 lemon (cut into thin slices) â€¢ Salt & pepper â€¢ 2 garlic cloves â€¢ 2 stalks rosemary (in short pieces) â€¢ 2 tbsp flaked almonds â€¢ 4-5 tbsp olive oil Directions: Bring the langoustines to room temperature for approximately 10 minutes. Rinse briefly under cold running water and […]