A decade on from Hurricane Katrina New Orleans is in prime party mode

Abigail Gullo, the New Yorker who runs the bar at the much-hyped new restaurant Compere Lapin, has a theory about her adoptive city: ‘They say you have to be successful to live in New York, beautiful to live in LA, but in New Orleans, you can just be yourself.’A 6 in fleur-de-lis tattoo on her arm, the official Louisiana symbol, tells of her Big…

Vacation like Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey on the private island of Jumby Bay in Antigua

WINTER IS COMING. It’s that time of year again when those of us in cooler climes spend the morning commute negotiating slippery snow slush and dreaming of escaping to warm weather destinations. There are a fair few hotels in the world to choose from, but few as fantastic as this. Nestled just two miles north of Antigua lays one of the most remarkable…

Why Hong Kong still reaches new heights

Ever since the UK handed the former British colony back to China — 20 years ago this week — there have been protests over democracy.They are likely to get louder. But this sense of being caught between two worlds is why the city remains such a fascinating place to visit.A New York minute is still a Hong Kong second; the Star Ferry on Victoria…

Why So Many Americans Fear Fine Dining Restaurants: Start With Good Manners

A model presents a creation by designer Sadeem Alshehail and Nuun Jewels by designer Nourah Al … [+] Faisalin during a tea time fashion show at the Bristol hotel in Paris on January 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images        Most…

Stress-free Seattle: Uncover the charms of a coffee city

Seattle may not have the iconic sights of New York or the glitz of Los Angeles, but nor does it have the frenetic pace and brashness.Known as the U.S.’s tech capital (Microsoft and Amazon are based here), it also has the terrific backdrop of the Mount Rainier National Park, home to the famous 4,392m-tall snow-capped peak.And now that Virgin Atlantic…

Egypt: Egyptair to Operate 55 Flights Sunday

EgyptAir will operate on Sunday 55 flights to move 3,399 passengers to different destinations.The flag carrier said in a statement on Saturday that 42 international flights will head to Baghdad, Erbil, N’Djamena, Lagos, Doha, London, Milan, New York, Paris, Abuja, Rome, Dubai, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Bahrain, Istanbul,…

Shanghai on the up! This shiny city will leave you buzzing

Living in Shanghai makes New York seem provincial, says a transplanted U.S. professor, now running the Chinese offshoot of New York University. Professor Joanna Waley-Cohen, Provost of NYU Shanghai, thinks it has something to do with the sheer size of the place (population 25 million) and partly the infrastructure – ‘subway system, ubiquitous…

In search of a Swiss master: On the trail of Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti was a mountain goat. As a boy he disappeared into the meadows above the village of Stampa in Bregaglia near the Swiss-Italian border.When the sun was high he daydreamed in a cave in the hillside. A farmer tried to employ him in the fields but the future painter and sculptor just gazed at the sky.Delightful: Soglio is almost as…

Groningen in the secret gem of the Netherlands

Where does a dad take his seven-year-old when she claims to be the only one of her friends to have never gone abroad?New York? Too far. Rome? Too expensive. Disneyland Paris? Not very, well, foreign.So I take Kitty to the Netherlands, a country still associated in my imagination with wooden slip-on footwear, mice on staircases, canals and windmills.The…

After a long ride, will anyone save this Tokyo carousel?

From the shrines of Nikko and the temples of Kyoto to the castles of Matsumoto and Himeji, the Japanese are fiercely proud of the country’s centuries-old monuments of cultural heritage.Not so for a 113-year-old carousel in the nation’s capital. Despite a celebrated history that includes roots in Germany, a visit by Theodore Roosevelt, a stint in…

Raine Square’s Tim Ho Wan shuts its doors after less than a year as CBD crisis grows

Camera IconTim Ho Wan in Perth has shut up shop after less than a year. Credit: Justin Benson-CooperShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkA Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant that opened to much fanfare at the newly developed Raine Square appears to be the latest eatery to shut its doors in Perth – lasting less than a year.Famed…

‘Lyon’s a great, weird city’: Bill Buford’s five years in the heart of France’ …

There is a chapter in Bill Buford’s book Dirt – his hugely entertaining account of a five-year journey into the earthy, primal food culture of Lyon – in which he persuades local farmers that he should help in the killing of a pig. The blood from the animal will be used to make the pungent Lyonnaise speciality, boudin noir.As with much of his…

It’s been a long, long year,…

I flew on United’s new ultra-premium transcontinental… Business Insider – Thomas Pallini • 11hUnited Airlines is back at New York’s John F, Kennedy International Airport, having returned in March after a six-year absence that started when the airline ended flights to California from the airport…

Chris Kennedy

After covering state and federal politics for the local paper while attending Washington College in Chestertown, Md., Kennedy quickly determined that he lacked the requisite objectivity for journalism and joined the nearest Republican congressional campaign.Since moving to D.C. a short time later, Kennedy’s career has included stints on Capitol Hill…

In this oft-overlooked Colorado…

I flew on United’s new ultra-premium transcontinental… Business Insider – Thomas Pallini • 2hUnited Airlines is back at New York’s John F, Kennedy International Airport, having returned in March after a six-year absence that started when the airline ended flights to California from the airport…

Martinis or apple wine?

A little of New York’s flair is also evident in Germany’s banking capital. Viewed from the River Main, Frankfurt’s skyline with its many skyscrapers is by no means inferior to that of other metropolises around the world. There is one important difference, however: “Mainhattan” is not a megacity. Frankfurt has only around 700,000 inhabitants,…

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