Saturday, October 23, 2010

Take the Plunge

You're fed up with the Gansevoort in MePa. (You're fed up with MePa. Period.) But that doesn't mean you need to shirk the Gansevoort for good.
Consider the Gansevoort Park Avenue, and its Plunge Bar. There's a pool with a bathing beauty (er...painted on the floor), wraparound rooftop and killer pasta. That's right. I said pasta. Eat that, models!
Wanna know more? Read my full review at amNY.
Bottoms up!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Most Haunted Bars in America

You asked for it.

Halloween's right around the corner, and you're getting ready to party, all dressed up at your favorite watering hole. But have you ever wondered if the undead like to drink as much as you do?

Wonder no more, fellow imbibers. We've fearlessly lassoed (yes, that's a word) America's most haunted bars for Wine Enthusiast. Click on the image for all the gory details.
And Happy Halloween!

Could You Do Seven Hours in a Spa?

We could. And you can too. Check out my Luxe Life column (above) for Wine Enthusiast .
If Wine Enthusiast magazine could be compared to Gilligan's Island (an analogy that somehow works, keep reading)...Luxe Life would be the Mr. and Mrs. Howell on the ship.
Extravagant. Over-the-top. Dedicated to the finer things in life.
That's why the Guerlain spa in New Orleans blew my mind. Seven hour spa treatments?
Click on the image to read more.

Trend Watch: Mobile Mixologists

Amsterdam has always been forward-thinking. Take its liberal marijuana laws, for example. (We're just saying...)

Now you can add a mobile mixology academy to this modern city's long list of cool traits. The trend has already popped up in New Orleans, as I reported for Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Just click on the image above to read all about it.


Interested in Trying Exotic Meats?

No, we don't mean SPAM. (Ewww!)

If you're interested in trying alternatives to basic beef, click on the above image to read my article, "Wild at Heart" published in Wine Enthusiast's November issue.

It outlines some great, sustainable options served at several stellar restaurants.

Dig in!