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Food & Drink, Travel

Insider’s Guide to Derby City

Louisville opens its arms to throngs of horse racing fans every spring. Derby City is the place to be: the bourbon’s flowing, the eating is good, and...
living is easy the first Saturday in May. If you’re headed to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby and want to see what else you might get up to...

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Travel

Reserve a Room, Plant a Tree

The Pacific Northwest is a region that is impossible to imagine without its iconic tree cover. Massive Douglas Firs blanket so much of Oregon...
that at times it feels like the land time forgot. Cedars make Washington State smell like the best cologne on earth, and without them, once...
you’ve downed a glass of the...

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Food & Drink

Amazing America: 10 Best Sarah Palin Quotes That Will Drive You To Drink

“America, prepare to be amazed,” Palins declares at the start of her new reality TV show Amazing America, her shoulders back and chest out...
displaying the proud confidence that only comes with blind ignorance. God, we love Sarah Palin. No other politician gives us as much comedic...
material as the shotgun-wielding hockey mom ex-govenor. So...

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Travel

The boot camp vacation that will blow your mind

At this time of year, the sudden urge to get into shape is universal. If you’re...
feeling a little soft around the edges thanks to months of cold-weather indulgence,...
we can’t think of a better time for a little boot camp getaway. The Lakes by Yoo, a...
glorious private estate nestled in the heart of...

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Food & Drink

Unfiltered: Understanding Your Coffee Bag Label

Unfiltered – a monthly column by coffee expert Sam Mylrea of CoffeeKind.com on...
what’s brewing in that world. Have you taken a good look at the label on your...
coffee lately? Today’s specialty coffee roasters are especially proud of the...
coffees they offer. Most work hard to source coffees that meet specific standards –...
coffees that are...

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Living, Uncategorized

New Music Monday: Edward David Anderson

Edward David Anderson is an artist as ancient as he is modern. In a time when the...
music business desperately flails about, grasping at any new trend that will save its...
sinking ship, he exists far outside its confines. Best known for his work with the...
revered Midwestern rock band Backyard Tire Fire who released...

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Living

Keepin’ it Cool with IZOLA

In 2005, Neil Rasmus (one of the men behind New York City’s biggest full service...
photo companies – Billy Farrell Agency) and Richard Brandt decided to bring some...
life to otherwise mundane objects by incorporating good quality with great design...
– thus began IZOLA. In 2010, the company started collaborating with Aesthetic...
Movement’s design team...

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Fashion & Style, Living

GM Makes A Custom Suit For Your Car

It seems that even cars want a sharp suit for spring. We know that clothes and...
four-wheelers don’t exactly go hand in hand (coordinating your sunglasses to...
your convertible doesn’t count), so consider us thrown for a loop when we heard...
the news that GM had basically hired a tailor to dress certain of its’...

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Fashion & Style

Meet Up Mondays: Lucio Castro

As far as conversational icebreakers go, we bet that Argentine menswear designer...
Lucio Castro can hold his own anywhere. The son of a brilliant scientist and a...
Telenovela actress from Buenos Aires, Castro studied medicine and film before...
enrolling at Parsons School of Design to study fashion in 1999. There, Castro...
produced a thesis collection...

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Living

This slick wireless speaker catches eyes and ears wherever you take it

There are certainly no lack of options to choose from as you shop for a wireless...
speaker, but it can be tough to find a portable sonic companion that both catches the...
eye, and offers the power and performance your ears crave. For an intriguing and...
attractive new take on old design, we suggest checking...

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Food & Drink

3 San Francisco Restaurants You Can’t Miss

We were in the City by the Bay the weekend for last, and we stopped by three...
restaurants that you must check out the next time you find yourself in the Bay Area....
They’re all owned by Doug Washington, Mitchell Rosenthal and Steven Rosenthal:...
Anchor & Hope, Salt House and Town Hall. Anchor & Hope...

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Food & Drink

Get a Taste of Spring at The Elm

Chef Paul Liebrandt honed his skills under some of the greatest Michelin-starred...
restaurants, from Paris’s Restaurant  Pierre Gagnaire to Marco Pierre White to Le...
Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford to Pied à Terre in London, and on top of the...
Liebrandt became one of the youngest chefs to earn a three star New York Times...

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Living

Electronic Music Cranks Up At Moogfest

Lovers of electronic music are headed to Asheville, N.C. for the annual Moogfest. a...
five-day festival featuring such artists as Kraftwerk, Zed’s Dead, Pet Shop Boys,...
M.I.A., Flying Lotus, Moderat, Riff Raff and dozens of others. It runs April 23 to...
April 27, 2014. View the full schedule here. Why Asheville? Well it’s the place...

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