Long ago, staying in a cheap hotel in New York City conjured up images of a filthy room in a questionable neighbourhood, with a surly receptionist and only the bare necessities consisting of a bed, dresser, toilet and TV, none of which necessarily worked properly.  Today, New York City’s most affordable hotels are the most
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Following the school year’s longest stretch without a break, October half-term is the perfect time to escape Britain – but unless your child’s school has a two-week holiday, you’ll be competing with everyone else for the same fares and wanting to avoid excessive flight times. This is the time of year to pursue three things:
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Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty Images) With exceptions, the American wine industry hasn’t been known for innovative marketing . Wine Industry Sales and Education (WISE) has been attemptiing to change the industry’s outlook since 2008 when it became the first wine industry Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) sales and marketing training ground and certification program. Since then, WISE has branched into
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Committed dandy and literary bohemian Julian Maclaren-Ross once described Fitzrovia’s Newman Passage as Jekyll and Hyde Alley, on account, one assumes, that someone might enter with a decorum befitting Dr Henry Jekyll and emerge as evil as Mr Edward Hyde. Maclaren-Ross ventured that the dark, narrow passageway might be somewhere “one sometimes guided girls in
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Brooke Williamson joins Sur La Table National Chef Joel Gamoran on “Scraps.”Scraps Sur La Table National Chef Joel Gamoran continues to scour the U.S. for the TV show “Scraps,” collaborating with esteemed chefs to host dinner parties starring produce and proteins that would otherwise become food waste. Season 2 spans 10 half-hour episodes and airs on FYI and A&E
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Lonely Planet Magazine’s November issue is out now! © Lonely Planet Lonely Planet Magazine’s November issue (UK) has hit the shelves and this month’s edition features a flurry of original weekend escapes, all-American adventures in Colorado and some of Europe’s best train trips. Start planning your next trip with the magazine’s latest destination mini-guides, available
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(CNN) — “You play the piano? Look at this — a violin by the inventor of the piano, made in 1705,” says Dai-Ting Chung, senior consultant for the Chimei Museum’s violins collection. He points at a shelf dedicated to Bartolomeo Cristofori, the Italian instrument maker who created the piano while working for the Uffizi administration
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Paris’s city centre is going car-free for the first Sunday of every month to help improve air quality and share public spaces more fairly. Starting 7 October, the move is part of the French capital’s Paris Respire initiative, spearheaded by Mayor Anne Hidalgo. It’s already in place in several parts of the city, but will now
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