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Fine Dining on-the-fly: World’s Finest Airport Restaurants

Fine dining airside is finally taking off. Thanks to a growing number of Michelin-starred chefs


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Contemporary designers and 3D

On May 5th, 2016, at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan in New York, has opened the


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Design - the storyteller

Words we love to read or listen to. Words from books can animate our rooms – either projected in


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Gracie Carroll is the Toronto-based Fashion & Lifestyle blogger of GracieCarroll.com, and the Founder of TheChicCanuck.com. Raised in downtown Toronto by a mother in fashion and a father in music, Gracie has worked for Teen Vogue in New York and...


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Nevsky Prospekt

The beating heart of St Petersburg, the roughly 3 mile (4.5 km) long Nevsky Prospekt has been the centre of the city’s social life si

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Imperial Izmailovo

Vodka and forests, matryoshka dolls and domed churches: for a concentrated dose of iconic Russian images head for Izmailovo. J

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A stroll through the history of the most beloved ingredients

Any visitor to Russia will soon encounter a stalwart of the country’s culinary scene: beetroot. It comes in many different guises from drinks to salads, and no guide to the humble root vegetable in Russia’s past and present is complete without mentioning the country’s worldfamous beetroot soup: borscht

Early settlers to South Africa brought ingredients and culinary traditions that have taken root and come to form the diverse cuisine of the Rainbow Nation.

Beyond the winelands of Franschhoek, which were planted by French Huguenot refugees in the late 1600s, there is the Cape Malay community, originally from Indonesia and drafted in by the Dutch to work.

Few fruits have the cultural resonance or play such a central role in literature and religious iconography as the pomegranate.

From the bible to the Qur’an, Arabian Nights to the Greek myth of Persephone, the pomegranate, with its unusual structure and fleshy, blood-red seeds and juice have captured the imagination over centuries and become an integral ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine.

Ask anyone to name a luxury food and caviar will be top of the list. It’s difficult to think of a delicacy more widely famed for its price, rarity and the affluence of its consumers. But it wasn’t always so. The eating of salt-cured fish roe, or caviar, stretches back as far as the fourth century BC, when Greek philosopher Aristotle mentioned sturgeon roe being served during banquets. The Romans also believed caviar to have medicinal properties and imported it from what is now Ukraine.

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Why Einstein was relatively vegetarian

With his unruly hair and sparkling eyes, the theoretical physicist who came up with the world’s most famous equation – E=MC2 [squared] – has become the archetype for geniuses, mad scientists and eccentric professors the world over.

Why Einstein was relatively vegetarian