The Next Williamsburg?

By Linette Semino  It seems that Long Island City’s well-publicized real estate boom is just beginning, but residential buildings began popping up more than a decade ago. “Once upon a time, Long Island City was a hotbed of industry, but over the last decade, it’s become a hotbed for residential development thanks to a 2001…

A Sanctury Upstate

By Peizhao Sun If dealing with stress and rolling eyes isn’t part of your daily routine, you are either a true unicorn-incarnate, or you’re just way too deep in the Upper East Side ethos. New York is wonderful, but that doesn’t give you the right to be in denial about the demanding nature of the…

A Whole New World

By Peizhao Sun & Lisa Bernstein In the age of rediscovery and redefinition, everything and everyone follows the natural urge of pursuing the new and the modern. The completely new and redesigned Orlando World Center Marriott is the best result of this exciting trend. Being the largest Marriott in the world, the immense resort hotel…

Chef Morimoto delighting River North with JAPONAIS

By W. A. Muller Critically acclaimed Japanese Chef and star of Food Network’s Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, Masaharu Morimoto brings his passion for cooking and expert culinary techniques to Chicago in collaboration with prominent local restaurant, Japonais to create Japonais by Morimoto. Japonais by Morimoto opened in February 2014 and features a brand new menu showcasing Chef Morimoto’s wide ranging signature cuisine, a…

Sidebar Hospitality Brings Two Jems to Chicago

By W. A. Muller Hubbard Inn, located at 110 West Hubbard Street, features European inspired small plates, quintessential mid-century cocktails and old world décor, making this eccentric River North establishment one of Chicago’s preferred dining and nightlife destinations. The dinner menu consists of flatbreads, snacks, salads and smaller portions, perfect for sharing. The bacon-wrapped dates, seared scallops and lamb meatballs…

A Royal African Safari

By Joe Alexander Photos by Phil West David and Lauren Bush Lauren, Natalie Portman, Grace and Robert DeNiro and Hilary, Chelsea and Bill Clinton, are just a few of the New Yorkers who have followed the call of the wild to experience the world’s most amazing wildlife habitat…Africa. We put our planning in the hands…

Luxury on the High Seas

By Jennifer Pelaez Explore and circumnavigate the globe to the most exotic and culturally enriching destinations in high maritime style aboard Azamara Club Cruises’ majestic vessels, Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey. Redefining luxury cruising, Azamara Club Cruises is a 5-star-brand that resembles a boutique hotel at sea, offering a more intimate experience than the immense…

Dushi Curacao

By Hillary Latos Though the country of Curacao suffers from the “homonym syndrome” often getting confused with the local orange bitter liqueur or nearby Venezuelan metropolis Caracas, this cosmopolitan Dutch Antilles island is one of the jewels of the Caribbean.  Throughout the island you may also hear the local colloquialism “dushi” which unlike its North…