STORY at Macy’s teams up with Well+Good to demystify wellness with curated products, health tips and experiences at 36 stores nationwide
STORY at Macy’s, the ever-changing, narrative-driven retail concept inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide, unveils its latest theme: “Feel Good.” Now through April 2020, Feel Good STORY brings a fresh focus on wellness and uses merchandise curation and events to explore simple and actionable ways for customers to find greater balance, energy and nourishment. In partnership with the award-winning fitness and wellness media platform, Well+Good, Feel Good STORY leverages its expertise in the field to help define and demystify what it means to live a healthy life through both editorial tips and product picks.
The wellness-focused retail narrative invites discovery through three curatorial spaces and each introduces merchandise and experiences to help you feel Balanced, Energized and Nourished. The Balanced moment is all about mindfulness and invites guests to pause for a complimentary meditation in partnership with Calm, the number one app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. To feel Energized, customers are invited to explore something new, from weighted arm bangles by Bala to an in-store barre fitness class. Finally in Nourished, healthy habits are the focus with new takes on snacking from Dada Daily and alcohol-free elixirs by Seedlip.
STORY at Macy’s product curation meets with editor-approved intel from Well+Good to add a simple, informative layer to the experience. For example, shoppers will discover that to get a good night’s sleep, editors suggest “cooling down your bedroom,” alongside the dodow, a glowing timer that teaches you to fall asleep. Additional tips cover topics like the benefits of dark chocolate, relaxation techniques, and how to maximize your crystals. Well+Good also supports STORY’s merchandise curation by leveraging its 2020 Wellness Trends to inform product selections like snack-able chickpeas. Within these broad moments, STORY at Macy’s and Well+Good take aim at trending topics like sleep, self-care, exercise, hydration, muscle recovery and healthy snacking.
“Well+Good decodes and demystifies wellness to help our community live a healthy lifestyle in a way that works for them,” said Alexia Brue, co-founder of the award-winning media company Well+Good. “Partnering with STORY at Macy’s allows us to share our rigorously researched editorial content in a new and exciting way, giving people in-person tips to feel more Balanced, Energized and Nourished.”
To bring the Feel Good experience to life, STORY energizes its in-store environment with meditation spaces in partnership with the Calm app at all locations and a range of community-centered events focused on wellness. The concept will host events featuring local experts in the health and wellness space for cooking classes, panel discussions, journaling and meditation workshops, a manicure bar, yoga and barre classes, and mocktail-faking workshops.
A special selection of STORY at Macy’s wellness product will also be available on macys.com, curated by the three focus areas. From a lavender mimosa candle by Paddywax in Balanced and collapsible foam roller by Brazyn Life in Energized to a mocktail faking kit by Luckies of London in Nourished, online shoppers will be able to discover something that will make them feel good, too.
Thompson Hotels Lifestyle Brand Expands To Nation’s Capital, In The Heart Of Bustling, Emerging Navy Yard Neighborhood
The Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the opening of Thompson Washington D.C., the Thompson Hotels brand’s first property in the nation’s capital. Located in the emerging Navy Yard neighborhood, the new hotel features 225 sleek and modern guestrooms and suites, along with restaurant and bar concepts by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, positioning Thompson Washington D.C. to serve as amodern hub for locals and visitors against the backdrop of the city’s dynamic waterfront neighborhood, located less than one mile from Capitol Hill and other major D.C. monuments and museums.
Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels is an award-winning boutique lifestyle hospitality brand with a collection of stunning, dynamic properties. Each of Thompson Hotels’ urban and resort location offers a carefully layered environment that molds into its surrounding community. Evoking thought through in-the-know perspectives, guests are provided tailored stays with connections to world-class culinary offerings, arts and entertainment, and groundbreaking design. The Thompson portfolio of lifestyle hotels includes The Beekman and Gild Hall in New York City; Thompson Nashville; Thompson Seattle; Thompson Chicago; The Cape in Los Cabos, Mexico; Thompson Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya, Mexico; Thompson Zihuatanejo on Mexico’s Pacific Coast; and its newest property, Thompson Washington D.C. in the Navy Yard neighborhood.
The newly built 11-story property is designed as a sophisticated lifestyle hotel, with architecture by New York-based Studios Architecture and interiors by award-winning firm Parts and Labor Design. The hotel’s deeply textured façade and large industrial-inspired windows are a visual standout that embody the historic industrial language of the neighborhood, The Yards, a 42-acre waterfront development at the center of Capitol Riverfront’s Navy Yard neighborhood. As the first lifestyle hotel in the growing mixed-used development, Thompson Washington D.C. is designed to be a social anchor in The Yards community, joining dozens of specialty retailers, restaurants, high-end residences, and cultural attractions. Situated on D.C.’s scenic riverfront, outdoor parks such as the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail and The Yards Park are all mere steps from the hotel, inviting visitors to walk around and explore.
“We are proud to introduce the sophisticated and evocative Thompson Washington D.C. to the nation’s capital,” said General Manager Sherry Abedi. “Thompson Hotels is a brand that has always boldly pushed the norms of a traditional hotel experience, and we look forward to super-serving our global visitors, World of Hyatt members, and the Washington, D.C. community with a stylish destination to eat, drink, connect and relax. We have already felt a warm welcome from the neighborhood’s residents and local businesses.”
The hotel’s interiors were inspired by the Thompson brand’s signature mid-century modern aesthetic and the area’s notable Navy Yard, incorporating industrial patterns and textures found in the neighborhood’s historic naval structures. The hotel’s 225 guestrooms, including 17 suites, boast floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking views of the Anacostia River and Nationals Park. Two expansive Thompson Suites also feature stunning outdoor terraces with views of the Washington Navy Yard. Each guestroom features custom headboards upholstered in a mélange wool boucle from Holland complemented by sherry and plume-colored leather framed in a dark oak. Additional room elements include bathroom vanity tops made of green onyx and Brazilian white avalanche marble, 400-thread-count SFERRA linens, Tivoli radios, 55″ flat screen HD TVs, D.S. & Durga custom bath products, and kimono-style robes. The hotel’s mini bars are stocked with locally sourced items, including guilt-free snacks and candles from Frères Branchiaux Candle Co., where 10% of proceeds benefit Washington, D.C.’s homeless shelters.
Among Thompson Washington D.C.’s many standout features is its signature restaurant,Maialino Mare, from famed Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). The restaurant – a coastal sister to the original Maialino in New York City – focuses on seafood-forward pastas and other seasonally-inspired dishes sourced from local farmers and fishmongers, complemented by a robust Italian wine list and rustic desserts. Maialino Mare’s interior reflects a nod to Italian tradition but is rooted in the local metropolitan, modern setting and community. The Roman-style trattoria is led by executive chef Rose Noel who was most recently executive sous chef at USHG’s Manhatta restaurant. Parts and Labor Design crafted the restaurant, along with the adjacent Thompson Bar Room, which offers cozy bar and booth seating. Diners are invited to stay late and enjoy a menu of curated cocktails, wines, and beer. Maialino Mare will open with dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m. daily; breakfast and lunch will be introduced in the weeks to follow. The Thompson Bar Room will open at 3:00 p.m. daily.
Anchovy Social, the hotel’s rooftop bar, boasts an airy atmosphere accented with nautical elements and sweeping views of the city. Parts and Labor Design sought to create a contrasting but unified experience seen through the dark-to-light palette, allowing the space and its unprecedented 360-degree views of the city and waterfront to become a destination in itself. Inspired by the coastal spirit of sister restaurant Maialino Mare downstairs, Anchovy Social will debut with playful seasonal cocktails such as the Juice Box (vodka, cranberry shrub, Vermouth di Torino, rosemary) and Frozen “Hot” Chocolate (mezcal, fernet, cacao, coconut milk, mole bitters), and a robust wine and beer menu, alongside shareable bites such as Anchovy & Stracchino, Clams Casino, and Porchetta Melt Sliders, as well as Seafood Towers and larger plates. Anchovy Social will open in the weeks to come.
Featuring more than 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, Thompson Washington D.C. is equipped for meetings and events across many occasions. Modern meeting rooms include Eight Bells and All’s Well, and Maialino Mare’s private dining room and wine room can host intimate gatherings. In addition, Anchovy Social’s rooftop bar can be fully commissioned to accommodate 200 people, and it also offers a private events area offering outdoor space and a private bar.
Thompson Hotels is an award-winning boutique lifestyle hospitality brand – part of Hyatt’s global brand portfolio – featuring a collection of stunning, dynamic properties located in urban and resort destinations throughout the U.S. and Mexico
Thompson Washington D.C. is now open with rates from $359 per night. To celebrate the hotel’s debut, Thompson Washington D.C. is offering an Explore the Neighborhood opening package, which includes two tickets to U Street dining tour with Carpe D.C. Food Tours, roundtrip tickets to Georgetown or Old Town Alexandria with Potomac Riverboats, welcome drinks for two at Anchovy Social and overnight accommodation with rates starting at $459. For reservations and more information, please call 202.916.5200 or visit www.thompsonwashingtondc.com, Follow @thompsonwashingtondc on Facebook and Instagram.
Properties currently under development include Thompson Dallas, Thompson San Antonio, and Thompson Denver. Follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates. For more information, please visit www.thompsonhotels.com.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of September 30, 2019, the Company’s portfolio included more than 875 properties in over 60 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under thePark Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates theWorld of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
Hailed as one of Asia’s most revered dining destinations since opening its doors in 1928, The Peninsula Hong Kong received a double seal of approval from the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020. World-renowned French fine-dining institution Gaddi’s was awarded one Michelin star for the first time, and refined Cantonese restaurant Spring Moon garnered a coveted Michelin star for the fourth consecutive year.
The arrival of winter heralds a heart-warming high point of the culinary calendar. Both Michelin-starred restaurants, Gaddi’s and Spring Moon will present an array of sumptuous seasonal delicacies, includes Winter Specialties which features eagerly anticipated seasonal ingredients and the five-course Black Truffle Tasting Menu inspired by treasured truffles. Diners are invited to appreciate the culinary art in both the oriental and French style with a classic yet contemporary interpretation.
Perfectly prepared to warm the heart, stomach and body, Chinese Cuisine Executive Chef Lam Yuk Ming’s Stewed mutton brisket with fish maw, bamboo shoots and black mushrooms in a clay pot seals and enriches the precious sauces from juicy cuts of brisket. Enticing Cantonese creations also include Steamed glutinous rice with whole green crab, diced air-dried meat, shrimps, mushrooms, salted egg yolks and minced garlic, with glutinous rice in lotus leaves infusing an earthy aroma while preserving both the lightly sticky texture and a hint of signature crab sweetness.
Hailed as one of Asia’s most revered dining destinations since opening its doors in 1928, The Peninsula Hong Kong received a double seal of approval from the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020. World-renowned French fine-dining institution Gaddi’s was awarded one Michelin star, and refined Cantonese restaurant Spring Moon garnered a coveted Michelin star for the fourth consecutive year.
Acclaimed by guests and gastronomes the world over since opening in 1953, Gaddi’s is consistently commended as one of the city’s most sophisticated French fine-dining restaurants. Leading Gaddi’s golden culinary trio is Chef Albin Gobil, who transports guests on captivating epicurean adventures brimming with creativity and refinement. Chef Gobil describes his cooking style as “modern classic” with a deceptively simple and elegant approach to his gastronomic art. Striving to combine the best of past and present, Restaurant Manager Michele Drusacchi ensures that Gaddi’s sumptuous interiors and superlative cuisines are matched by impeccable service. Chief Sommelier Bojan Radulovic is a passionate storyteller who enriches each dining experience with expert anecdotes about more than 700 labels from the world’s leading vineyards on the extensive wine list.
Macy’s Makes Last-Minute Gift Shopping Easier than Ever with Grab and Go Gifts, Extended Store Hours and Special Deals
Gifts Arrive In the Nick of Time with Fast Shipping Solutions
It’s beginning to look a lot like … you waited until the last minute. Eight tiny reindeer aren’t coming to the rescue, but Macy’s has it covered with unique and thoughtful last-minute ideas from ultra-luxe to gifts under $100, $50 or $25 to make everyone believe their special gift was wrapped and sitting under the tree weeks ago. Whether you’re looking for something sparkly from the Forevermark Tribute™ Jewelry Collection or scoring an out of this world gift like First We Feast’s “Hot Ones” exclusive hot sauce pack and gear from the hit Complex Networks series, Macy’s makes finding great gifts on every budget so easy that they’re sure to get everything on the “what they really, really want” list.
When the elves have left the building, Macy’s is here to help wrap it up fast with extended store hours, fast shipping solutions and special deals. To ensure everyone’s checked off the list, Macy’s will open early and close late until Dec. 24, check your local store for up-to-date hours.
On Dec. 21, grab your wallet and dash to your local Macy’s, the first 250 shoppers in-store will receive a free $10 Macy’s Reward Card.
Orders placed by Saturday, Dec. 21 with standard shipping or by noon EST on Sunday, Dec. 22 with express delivery will arrive by Christmas.
Orders placed by 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 can be picked up in-store by 6 p.m., just in time for Christmas morning!
STORY at Macy’s
Faster than you can call on Dasher, Dancer or Prancer, score the perfect gift from STORY at Macy’s. “Home for the Holidays STORY,” the latest theme at the narrative-driven concept store inside Macy’s locations nationwide, features more than 900 unique presents from 200 small businesses. Experience this editorial-inspired living gift guide and discover a wonderland of gifts for everyone on the list in the ultimate home setting. From grooming kits and whimsical games to food-themed finds and rock music inspired collectibles, STORY at Macy’s gifts add wonder and merriment to any holiday celebration. Visit STORY at Macy’s at select locations or shop a highlight of gifts online at macys.com/STORY.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it has signed a management contract to manage, and ultimately brand, the iconic Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Group will take over management of the property starting January 1, 2020. It will be Mandarin Oriental’s second hotel in the United Arab Emirates following the opening of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai in early 2019.
The hotel will be rebranded as a Mandarin Oriental property, following a phased renovation over two years, during which time the hotel will remain open. The work will encompass significant upgrades to guestrooms and recreational amenities, as well as new food and beverage facilities.
The Emirates Palace hotel sits on a 1.3-kilometre private beachfront, featuring 394 guestrooms and suites, 12 restaurants and bars, 40 meeting rooms, a concert grade auditorium and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 2,500 people. Leisure facilities include a marina, two swimming pools, a spa and two fitness centres.
“This is a unique opportunity to manage one of the most high-profile properties in the Middle East and will be an excellent addition to our portfolio in the region. We look forward to bringing the Group’s exemplary service standards to Abu Dhabi and to introducing the brand to a new audience,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi is centrally located in the heart of the city, conveniently situated for both leisure and business travellers. The Grand Mosque and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre are a short drive away. The Marina Mall is nearby and the commercial centre of the city is also easily accessed. The hotel is 40 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 90 minutes from Dubai Airport.
The property is owned by Emirates Palace Company, a subsidiary of the government of Abu Dhabi. The hotel, which is a fine example of Arabian design, was conceived to host the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit and remains the preferred venue for several high-profile conferences in the public and private sector. It is also well recognised for welcoming several heads of states, foreign dignitaries and celebrities.
“The partnership with Mandarin Oriental represents an important milestone and aims to propel the property’s profile into a new era,” said His Excellency Sultan Dhahi Sultan Al Humairi, Managing Director of Emirates Palace Company (EPCO). “We look forward to a mutually prosperous and fruitful relationship with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group,” he added.
The Peninsula Shanghai welcomes the Chinese New Year with authentic family experiences to bring joy and prosperity for The Year of the Rat. Peninsula guests and local residents can ring in the New Year with a range of customs and traditions, welcoming the most important occasion in the Chinese lunar year. Throughout the festive period, a canopy of red lanterns will decorate the hotel forecourt and festive plum blossoms will decorate The Lobby. Guests will be welcomed by 6.5 metre traditional Chinese paper-cutting with intricate detailing and New Year blessings – a decoration which has become one of The Peninsula Shanghai’s Spring Festival traditions.
As tradition states, The Peninsula Shanghai (No. 32 The Bund 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road Shanghai 200002 The People’s Republic of China. +86 21 2327 2888. PSH@PENINSULA.COM) will once again host its spectacular Lion Dance performance by the award-winning Ha Kwok Cheung dance troupe from Hong Kong at The Lobby on January 25, 2020 and at Yi Long Court every evening from January 25to 31 January, 2020. A fantastic show to behold, The Peninsula’s Lion Dance performance is a picture-perfect moment for the entire family in anticipation of the new year.
Sharing a sumptuous reunion banquet with family and friends is perhaps the ultimate highlight of the Spring Festival holiday. One Michelin-starred Yi Long Court will present Chef Tsui’s delectable eight-course Chinese New Year menus with two options: the Treasure and Longevity menus.
On Chinese New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, diners at Yi Long Court can enjoy three quintessential delicacies from Southern China. Poon Choi, a luxurious Chinese casserole with premium Yunnan truffle, prickly sea cucumber, abalone and oysters, is served in two versions, Fortune and Fame and Fortune and Treasure. Lo Hei is a sumptuous raw fish salad that groups of guests stir together as they make a wish for the year ahead.
Thanksgiving weekend draws nearly 190 million shoppers, spending up 16 percent
Retail sales in November, and especially around the Thanksgiving/Black Friday period are some of the most important sales data in all of retail. And this year’s numbers are even more important than ever before.
Per the analysts at the National Retail Federation, retail sales in November increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted over October and were up 2.1 percent unadjusted year-over-year, marking the first half of the holiday season with billions of dollars in shopping left to be done. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
“November showed modest growth on the surface, but you have to remember that the late timing of Thanksgiving delayed the beginning of the busiest portion of the holiday season and pushed Cyber Monday’s billions of dollars of retail sales into December,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “These numbers are more about the calendar than consumer confidence. Consumer spending has been solid, and there’s still a lot of spending to be done. With strong employment and higher wages, we’re on track for a strong holiday season.”
Kleinhenz noted that the year-over-year comparison was challenging because November 2018 was up an unusually strong 4.7 percent over the year before. But December 2018 was down 0.2 percent from the year before, making it likely that next month could show a strong comparison.
In addition, many consumers began their shopping early this year, with some starting before November. NRF surveys showed that 39 percent planned to begin by Halloween, and that consumers on average had completed 52 percent of their shopping as of the Thanksgiving Day weekend.
“Whether they’re looking for something unique on Main Street, making a trip to the mall or clicking from the couch, this is when holiday shoppers shift into high gear.” – NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay
NRF’s forecast predicts that holiday retail sales during November and December will increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent for a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion.
November’s results build on October’s increase of 0.2 percent month-over-month and a strong 4.1 percent year-over-year. As of November, the three-month moving average was up 3.3 percent over the same period a year ago, compared with 4.2 percent in October.
NRF’s numbers are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, which said today that overall November sales – including auto dealers, gas stations and restaurants – were up 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted from October and up 3.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year.
Specifics from key retail sectors during November include:
Online and other non-store sales were up 7.2 percent year-over-year and up 0.8 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Sporting goods stores were up 4.3 percent year-over-year but down 0.5 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Grocery and beverage stores were up 4 percent year-over-year and up 0.3 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Furniture and home furnishings stores were up 1.4 percent year-over-year and up 0.1 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
General merchandise stores were unchanged year-over-year but up 0.1 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Building materials and garden supply stores were down 1.2 percent year-over-year but unchanged month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Electronics and appliance stores were down 1.7 percent year-over-year but up 0.7 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Health and personal care stores were also down 1.7 percent year-over-year and were down 1.1 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Clothing and clothing accessory stores were down 2.9 percent year-over-year and down 0.6 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
And the good news, such as it is, continued into the proceeding Thanksgiving Day weekend. A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 14 percent over last year’s 165.8 million, the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics said.
“Americans continue to start their holiday shopping earlier in the year, and Thanksgiving is still a critical weekend for millions,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Whether they’re looking for something unique on Main Street, making a trip to the store or searching for the best deals from their mobile device, this is when shoppers shift into high gear. With the condensed holiday season, consumers are feeling the pressure to get their shopping done in time. Even those who typically wait until the last minute to purchase gifts turned out in record numbers all weekend long.”
Inspired by Valentine’s Day,Mandarin Oriental, Parisis offering a romantic accommodation package in collaboration with Guerlain. Guests booking the February 2020 Be my Valentine by Guerlainoffer will take home the new La Petite Robe NoireSo Frenchy limited-edition fragrance created by the perfume and cosmetics house and enjoy other romantic treats during their stay in the ‘City of Love’.
Since 1828, Guerlain has explored, innovated and perfected. In Fragrance, Skincare and Makeup. Daring creators, mythical creations, timeless know-how. Culture of Beauty as its signature. Their teams, “Explorers by nature” combine day after day luxury and sustainable development. In the Name of Beauty for our Clients, In the Name of Beauty for our Creations, In the Name of Beauty for the Planet.
On arrival, Be my Valentine by Guerlain package guests will be welcomed to their room with rose petal arrangements and other romantic treats, including sweet-tasting delights and pink champagne, and receive their bottle of La Petite Robe Noire So Frenchy. A take on timeless French chic, this eau de parfum combines sultry rose with dark notes of black cherry, patchouli and black tea. The new Rouge G lipstick in a matte soft pink, decorated with cherry blossom on both the stick and case, will be presented to guests too.
Also included in the package is a perfume consultation at Guerlain’s Vendôme boutique, a few steps away from the hotel, where guests will be warmly welcomed and have their perfume bottle engraved with their names or a message. Back at the hotel, guests can indulge in pure relaxation at The Spa, with EUR 100 credit per day.
The Be my Valentine by Guerlain package is priced from EUR 1,175 per night and includes:
Daily breakfast for two, in-room or at Caméliarestaurant
A 50 ml bottle of the new La Petite Robe Noire So Frenchy eau de parfum and a Rouge G lipstick to take home
A personalised bottle engraving and fragrance consultation at Guerlain’s Vendôme boutique on 356 rue Saint-Honoré
Complimentary bottle of Louis Roederer Pink Champagne and sweet-tasting treats delivered to guests’ room upon arrival
Romantic room set up, including rose petal arrangements
The package is available between February 1-29, 2020, subject to availability. Rates are based on two people sharing. For enquiries or bookings, please visit the website.
Mandarin Oriental, Paris is a celebration of Paris today and tomorrow, inspired by fashion and artistic creativity and underpinned by the brand’s legendary service. This truly Parisian five star hotel provides an oasis of tranquillity and a cocoon of luxury. The 96 chic and elegant rooms and 39 spacious suites offer guests an exceptionally stylish Parisian experience with their nod to couture and unique art pieces. Located in the very heart of the city, the hotel’s best kept secret is its inner garden providing a sanctuary from the bustling city and a peaceful dining haven. A wide range of dining options are overseen by celebrated Chef Thierry Marx, including two-Michelin starred, fine-dining restaurant, Sur Mesure, all-day dining Camélia, a Cake Shop by Mandarin Oriental, a cool cocktail bar, as well as L’Honoré serving health conscious cuisine. Finally, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental offers unique wellness and relaxation experiences, in a soothing, contemporary environment, featuring luxurious private treatment rooms, an indoor pool and a state of the art fitness centre. Mandarin Oriental, Paris is the preferred choice of discerning travellers who believe they have found the city’s best kept secret address.
The expert mixologists at Top of the Strand, New York City’s iconic rooftop bar, have released their “12 Days of Cocktails,” a collection of jolly recipes that just may become everyone’s newest holiday tradition.
With nods to seasonal favorites that include the Grinch, a red-nosed reindeer and everyone’s least-liked relative from the classic movie “Home Alone”—plus a recipe sure to make St. Nick’s naughty list—the 12 Days of Cocktails are perfect for lighting up holiday parties and family gatherings or for warming up on those cold, snowy nights. For those who spend the holidays in the sun or by the pool, the cocktails can bring a welcome chill.
Top of the Strand rooftop bar—known for having one of the best views in NYC—is set like a jewel on the 21st floor of Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. With its friendly atmosphere, dazzling views, handcrafted drinks and tasty light fare, Top of the Strand is one of New York City’s favorite rooftop bar.
December 14 – Winter Mule
Serve over ice in rocks glass with a sugar rim
1 1/2 oz. Absolut Citron
3/4 oz. agave syrup
3/4 oz. lemon juice
Top with ginger beer
Before serving, garnish with rosemary sprig and cranberries
December 15 – Rosemary Christmas
Do ahead: Smoked rosemary – place rosemary sprig on plate and use mini torch to light rosemary; place coupe glass over rosemary and leave for one minute.
Shake with ice and strain into coupe glass
1 1/2 oz. gin
1/4 oz. Cynar (a flavorful artichoke liqueur available in most package stores)
3/4 oz. Aperol
Before serving, garnish with smoked rosemary
December 16 – Philly’s Naughty List
Do ahead: Simple syrup – in a medium saucepan combine 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.
Shake with ice and strain into rocks glass
2 oz. rye
1/2 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. lime juice
6 dashes of tiki bitters (available at most package stores)
Before serving, garnish with pinch of ground nutmeg
Covering nearly 100 years of history, from 1865 to 1963, the exhibition is divided into three sections: Pre-War, During the War and Post-War. and explores the full range of African American participation in the war—from serving in segregated units as laborers and supply handlers in the United States and France to earning major military awards after fighting alongside the French in Europe. The exhibition goes beyond war history to show how that global conflict changed African American life, contributing to the birth of the Negro Renaissance and the Civil Rights and Labor Movements.
“Some 17 to 21 million soldiers and civilians died in what was the worst war in modern history,” said Spencer D. Crew, interim director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. “Empires fell, maps were redrawn and the lives of countless people were forever changed. For African Americans, the war tested the meaning of citizenship and patriotism. They went to war fighting for democracy abroad; they returned fighting for democracy at home.”
African Americans returned to a segregated America where lynchings were on the rise and poor black sharecroppers were leaving the South in search of factory jobs in the North and the West. Those who were highly vocal with their protests became known as “The New Negro,” aggressively pursuing social justice and civil rights.
“Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
This spring, the High Museum of Art will be the first-ever U.S. venue for Live Lab, a photography residency and related exhibition organized in collaboration with the international photographic cooperative Magnum Photos. Live Lab is designed to involve the community in the realization of a new body of photographs, which will be created over a two-week period in a “lab” at the Museum. The Atlanta project will feature American photographer Carolyn Drake and South African artists Lindokuhle Sobekwa and Mikhael Subotzky, whose projects all will explore themes relevant to the city.
The process begins with a two-week–long “photographic jam session” (March 16–27, 2020) during which the photographers will use the High as their base of operations. They will travel into the city and metro area to shoot photographs, which they will then edit, make and sequence on site at the Museum. To render their creative process transparent, the photographers will open their workspace (located in the lobby of the High’s Anne Cox Chambers Wing) to the public at select times. The residency will culminate in a pop-up exhibition of the photographers’ work, on view in the Chambers lobby from March 28 through April 19, 2020.
Magnum Photos has hosted Live Labs in cities around the world, including London; Paris; Shenzhen, China; Kyoto, Japan; and most recently, Moscow.
“We are honored that Magnum chose the High, and Atlanta, as its first U.S. host for Live Lab, and we are delighted to bring this project to the city,” said Rand Suffolk, Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director of the High. “This collaboration is a testament to the strength of our photography department and our commitment to supporting the creation of new work and offering innovative ways for our audience to connect with their museum and the greater community. We can’t wait to see what the photographers create.”
To help the artists learn more about Atlanta, the High provided them with a brief on the city, which touched on topics including its history, economy and position as the crossroads of the new South. The photographers are now in the process of developing their projects’ focus and scope.
“We look forward to welcoming these incredible photographers to Atlanta and to lifting the veil on their creative process for our visitors,” said Gregory Harris, the High’s assistant curator of photography. “Ours is a vibrant yet complicated and ever-changing city. It will be thrilling to see Atlanta through the lenses of these artists.”
Carolyn Drake (born 1971) is a California native now based in the Bay Area. She studied media/culture and history in the 1990s at Brown University, where she became interested in approaches to documentary and the ways that history and reality are purposefully shaped and revised over time. She worked for multimedia companies in New York for many years but eventually left her office job to engage with the physical world through photography. Between 2007 and 2013, Drake traveled frequently to Central Asia from her base in Istanbul to work on two projects that became acclaimed photo books. “Two Rivers” explores the connections between ecology, culture and political power along the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers. “Wild Pigeon” is an amalgam of photographs, drawings and embroideries she made in collaboration with Uyghur people in western China. Her latest book, “Knit Club,” will be published by TBW Books in the spring of 2020. Drake is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, a World Press Photo award, a Magnum Emergency Fund grant and a Fulbright fellowship, among other awards. She became a Magnum nominee in 2015.
Lindokuhle Sobekwa (born 1995 in Katlehong, Johannesburg) came to photography in 2012 through his participation in the Of Soul and Joy Project, an educational program run in Thokoza, a township in southeastern Johannesburg. He went on to study with Bieke Depoorter, Cyprien Clément-Delmas, Thabiso Sekgala, Tjorven Bruyneel and Kutlwano Moagi. His early projects explore poverty and unemployment in the townships of South Africa as well as the growing nyaope drug crisis within them. His ongoing projects also address his own life—for example, his project “I Carry Her Photo with Me” examines his relationship with his sister, Ziyanda, who was estranged from her family when she died. In 2017, this project was selected by the Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice program for further development, and in 2018 Sobekwa received the Magnum Foundation Fund to continue his long–term project “Nyaope,” which has been selected for a residency at La Cité des Arts de la Réunion. Sobekwa became a Magnum nominee in 2018.
Mandarin Oriental, Santiagois proud to partner with leading Franco-Chilean vineyard Lapostolle Chileto create two signature wines designed exclusively for the hotel. The two appropriately named wines—MO Carménère and MO Blanc—will make their official debut at the prestigious Descorchados Wine Fair, held at the hotel on December 19.
The wine creation was the vision of Executive Chef Germán Ghelfi, who forged the partnership with the Lapostolle winemaking team, a renowned Franco-Chilean vineyard in the Colchagua Valley. Working in tandem with the vintners, Chef Ghelfi looked to develop blends that reflected Chilean ‘Wine Country’ while also providing a smooth finish to pair well with Mandarin Oriental’s excellent gastronomic quality. The Blanc, the more complex of the two, is created from the vineyard’s Semillon-Chilean varietal grapes, producing a dry, full-bodied white. The Carménère, often referred to as the preferred red of the Chilean people, has hints of warm spice and fruit, pairing perfectly with the more robust cuisine offered at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Senso.
The wine’s label was designed to showcase not only the Mandarin Oriental signature gold fan, but the distinctive bee-hive trellis found throughout the property. Each will be priced at approximately 25,000 CLP and can only be purchased at the hotel.
Mandarin Oriental, Santiago is in the heart of the city’s most important commercial and leisure district, known as Las Condes, home to two luxury shopping malls, restaurants, museums and theatres. It is also close to the exclusive residential neighborhood of Vitacura. The property comprises 310 guestrooms including 23 suites with commanding views of the city and the Andes Mountains, being ideal for a relaxing getaway. Its 25,000-square meter grounds contain a large iconic lagoon-style outdoor pool and landscaped gardens which provide a resort environment for guests. The hotel currently features two renowned restaurants, a renovated new lobby lounge and an English style bar as well as extensive banqueting and meeting space. Additional facilities include also a spa and a fitness center which are now under renovation.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 32 hotels and seven residences in 23 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.
A Reassuring Presence Instilling Calm, Confidence, And Connection
Tapping into sight, sound, smell, taste, and texture Pantone makes PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue the first multi-sensory Color of the Year in the company’s history.
Pantone, provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions, today announced PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue, as the Pantone® Color of the Year for 2020; a timeless and enduring hue elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Imbued with a deep resonance, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”
The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even up-coming sporting events that capture worldwide attention. For 21 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past selections for Color of the Year include:
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral (2019)
PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet (2018)
PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery (2017)
PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity and PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz (2016)
PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala (2015)
PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (2014)
PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald (2013)
PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)
PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)
The color selected as the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 was taken from the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System, the most widely used and recognized color standards system for fashion, textile, home, and interior design.
Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser-like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.
As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced.
“The Pantone Color of the Year highlights the relationship between trends in color and what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time, a color that reflects what individuals feel they need that color can hope to answer.” added Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication, and a way to express and affect ideas and emotions, designers and brands should feel inspired to use color to engage and connect. The Pantone Color of the Year selection provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.”
To fully bring to life the true meaning of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, Pantone has translated PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue into a multi-sensory experience. By extending the sensory reach of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, Pantone is hoping to reach a greater diversity of people to provide everyone with an opportunity to engage with the Color of the Year 2020 in their own unique way.
“As we all head into a new era, we wanted to challenge ourselves to find inspiration from new sources that not only evolve our Color of the Year platform, but also help our global audiences achieve richer and more rewarding color experiences,” added Pressman. “This desire, combined with the emotional properties of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, motivated us to expand beyond the visual, to bring the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year to life through a multi-sensory experience.”
Classic Blue in Fashion
PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a poised and self-assured blue hue elegant in its simplicity. Genderless in outlook and seasonless in endurance, this foundational anchor shade enables color mixes throughout the spectrum, as well as making a strong statement on its own. Emblematic of heritage but at the same time highly contemporary, versatile PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue takes on distinct appearances through application to different materials, finishes and textures from shimmering metallics, lustrous sheens and high-tech materials to hand crafted looks and more fragile fabrics.
Classic Blue in Beauty
In the ultimate display of personal expression, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue makes a dramatic statement for eyes, nails and hair in a variety of finishes from glittery and glam to dusty matte.
Classic Blue in Home Décor
Offering the promise of protection PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a pervasive favorite for home. Creating a stable foundation from which to build, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue injects creative confidence into interiors, transforming a space through unique color combinations and tonal statements. Easily applied across so many different materials, textures and finishes, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a dependable blue that can take you in different directions expressing tradition and elegance as well as unexpected boldness.
Classic Blue in Graphic Design and Packaging
Because of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue’s relation to the sky at dusk, something we see every day, it maintains a perception of dependability and constancy. A color we respond to viscerally as being trustworthy, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is an ideal shade for many applications of graphic design. This is especially true for packaging where PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue conveys the message of honesty, credibility and reliability that today’s consumers are connecting to.
The Peninsula Hotels has announced a calendar of fun festive activities and experiences for all to enjoy this season, including bountiful brunches brimming with festive fare; celebratory cocktails crafted by on-site mixologists; gingerbread making classes led by each hotels’ professional pastry chefs; and live story-telling sessions of The Peninsula’s digital storybook for children ‘The Gingerbread Man’s Tale,’ available to download on a complimentary basis via Peninsula.com’s festive webpage.
Putting The Spice Back Into Life The hero and leading character of this year’s story – which has been specially written for The Peninsula Hotels – is the Gingerbread Man. A familiar sight hanging within decorated trees, the Gingerbread Man represents the ‘Stories from within the Tree’ chapter of The Peninsula Hotels’ three-year festive campaign titled ‘Stories from the Tree’.
After kicking-off with ‘Stories from Under the Tree’ last year and closing with ‘Stories from the Tree Top’ next year, this year’s theme is about sharing the joy and fun of the season. Adding a Scandinavian touch to the festivities, The Peninsula Hong Kong will welcome Santa Claus from Finland Santa Claus Village on December 11 at The Lobby as the Grande Dame joins hands with Finnair this winter. More collaboration will be announced by the end of December 2019 for a truly Nordic celebration.
In line with this, the magic of the festive season will be celebrated at each of the ten Peninsula hotels around the globe with giant Christmas trees erected in the grand lobbies, and resplendent decorations on view for all to enjoy. To prolong the festive joy throughout the season, the hotel mascot, The Peninsula Bear will appear at The Lobby, giving adorable surprises spontaneously to guests.
A Time Of Reflection Often, the joy and fun of the season is felt most strongly by the children in our lives. In support of those less fortunate, the six ‘Stories from the Tree’ characters will be available to purchase at each hotel in the form of tree decorations and pins, with US$5 from each purchase being donated to Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong and Room to Read. Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong, an organization that grants one life-changing wishes for children aged between three and 17 with critical illnesses in Hong Kong and Macau, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Room to Read, a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
In The Peninsula Hong Kong’s legendary lobby, the much-loved tradition of Afternoon Tea will be given a festive makeover to present ‘Teas of Hope’ Afternoon Tea. Available now through to December 20 and December 27th to 30th 2019, the set is priced at HK$ 398* per person or HK$ 718* for two, and includes a festive pin. For each tea set sold, US$5 will be donated to the above charities.
The Joy Of Festive Gastronomy The festive sounds of Rhythm and Harmony will also be a feature of the lobby, with the big band performing live each evening from December 24th to 31st. Guests can enjoy movie theme-tunes, bossa nova hits, and popular songs from the 70s and 80s. The nightly live entertainment of top performers will make this place the live lounge music capital of Hong Kong. Guests who enjoy a more traditional approach to Christmas are well catered for too, priced at HK$ 508* per person, the classic afternoon tea will be served in The Lobby from December 21stto 26th.
For lovers of classic Cantonese cuisine, there are few better places in Hong Kong to ring in the New Year than at Spring Moon. The New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner on December 31st will see the Spring Moon Band performing a blend of Shanghai classic songs and American music, to celebrate ‘East meets West’. A festive lunch and dinner will also be available from December 24th and 25th.
French fine dining institution Gaddi’s offers the perfect Christmas Eve treat with a six-course festive dinner on December 24th created by Chef Albin Gobil, in addition to a four-course festive lunch and five-course dinner menu on Christmas Day. Guests can enjoy ‘new vintage’ music performed by the Gaddi’s band, which mixes 1940s jazz and classic pop in a roaring 20s-style adaptation.
Those with a penchant for the avant-garde can enjoy a Christmas meal created by Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez in Felix on December 25th, choosing between a three-course early seating from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, or a five-course dinner from 8:00 pm onwards. Those dining between 24 to 31 December will also be treated to live music each evening from 8:00 pm onwards.
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech is delighted to announce a one-of-a-kind culinary collaboration with Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como. From January 3 to 10, the Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech will showcase the creativity of Chef Vincenzo Guarino,Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como during two exclusive starred dinners at Mes’Lalla and an Italian week presenting a special menu available for guests at the Pool Garden restaurant.
Promoting authentic cuisine, acclaimed Chef Vincenzo Guarino has been awarded one Michelin star in 2019 for L˜Aria, the resort’s fine dining restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como. This prestigious distinction confirms the great Chef’s talent in marrying high-quality ingredients, precise techniques and inspiring flavours and aromas to produce a multi-sensory experience that pays homage to traditional Mediterranean cuisine and brings it to life.
Vincenzo Guarino’s passion for the culinary arts started at a young age. After attending culinary school, the Chef honed his skills at Michelin-starred establishments both in Italy and abroad. Over the course of his career, Vincenzo Guarino has worked alongside celebrated chefs such as Gualtiero Marchesi in Capri and, in 2019 Chef Guarino took on a new challenge as Executive Chef of the new Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como.
During this Italian week, diners can enjoy two exclusive dinners in the cosy atmosphere of the Mes’Lalla restaurant on January 3rd and 4th. The seabass and re-imagined eggplant parmigiana are just two of the delightful dishes on offer.
From January 5 to 10 , Lake Como will take over the Pool Garden restaurant and surprise guests with a varied menu offering Mediterranean delights such as the unmissable octopus “Alla Luciana” and the “Acquapazza” seabream.
Explore the Best Restaurants and Bars Around the World
50 Best, the brand behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars annual ranking and awards, announces the launch of 50 Best Discovery.
For 17 years, 50 Best has been compiling authoritative rankings based on the votes of its extensive international network of experts. Until today, 50 Best only revealed the restaurants and bars which received sufficient votes for them to be ranked. With the launch of 50 Best Discovery, the organization now provides a deeper, richer library for people to draw on for eating and drinking inspiration as they traverse the world.
50 Best Discovery is the world’s most exciting database for eating and drinking and operates as an unranked extension of the annual 50 Best rankings of restaurants and bars. The venues featured on 50 Best Discovery have all received votes from the experts who create the rankings of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars, as well as Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Bars and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. The digital collection is compiled from the results of these five annual 50 Best rankings but extends far beyond the elite establishments celebrated in each list. The result is a more diverse range of expert-recommended restaurants and bars across the world, offering everything from emerging talent and local favourites through to fine dining and fine drinking establishments. To qualify, a restaurant or bar needs to receive a significant number of votes in the most recent round of polling for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants or The World’s 50 Best Bars, or appear on one of our other annual rankings. Restaurants and bars cannot apply to be part of 50 Best Discovery.
50 Best Discovery gives discerning diners and drinkers the chance to explore restaurants and bars that have received votes from 50 Best experts across the world, featuring more than 1,600 reviews of venues in 75 countries. The library combines destinations from all the lists’ rankings and other far-flung locales to comprise a diverse and tempting range of restaurants and bars, empirically recommended by its Academy. This 1,700-strong Academy comprises the world’s leading food and drink writers, chefs, restaurateurs and bar owners, global gastronomes and regional cuisine specialists.
A new website features a powerful search engine, which allows users to search by city, town and region to find restaurants and bars in a destination they may be travelling to, or to look for a reliable new dining or drinking experience closer to home. Locations and reviews sit side by side to allow easy-to-navigate functionality with each entry displaying location, price, contact details, imagery and a bite-size profile.
Whether searching for the hottest back-street ramen bar in Tokyo, boundary-pushing fine dining in San Francisco, or the best martini in Madrid, 50 Best Discovery allows adventurous gourmets to explore hidden gems, secret spots and timeless classics, providing a unique itinerary for culinary and cocktail adventures.
William Drew, Director of Content for 50 Best, says: “This exciting new way to explore the world is completely guided by the recommendations from the 1,700-plus independent expert voters behind the 50 Best restaurant and bar rankings. Never before have the best local and international destinations in which to eat and drink been featured in one place, on one intuitive website. We are confident that it will become a go-to resource for anyone looking for a reliable gastronomic experience almost anywhere in the world.
“When The World’s 50 Best Restaurants was established in 2002, it started a journey that would see us showcase the very best places to eat and drink. Gastronomic tourism has become a cultural phenomenon in recent years, evident in the rapid expansion of our social media followers to more than two million and the continued growth of our global events. For the first time, we are now able to offer a comprehensive library featuring a vast number of restaurants and bars. For food and drink lovers this is the ultimate map of the world; essential for planning gastronomic adventures.“
The 50 Best family includes The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, The World’s 50 Best Bars, Asia’s 50 Best Bars and the #50BestTalks and 50 Best Explores series, all of which are owned and run by William Reed Business Media. Since 2002, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has reflected the diversity of the world’s culinary landscape. The annual list of the world’s finest restaurants and bars provides a snapshot of some of the best destinations for unique dining and drinking experiences, in addition to being a barometer for global gastronomic trends.
cities adorned with Christmas lights to beach resorts with glistening
Oriental Hotel Groupunveils
a variety of holiday escapes and festive offerings at its properties
worldwide. This year, Mandarin
will play its part in making each holiday moment a memorable one with
activities such as elegant festive dining with loved ones, beautiful
in-room holiday decor and magical holiday shopping experiences in
some of the greatest cities in the world.
sampling of this year’s global seasonal offerings can be found
below, together with an overview of additional Mandarin
Oriental festive experiences, all of which can be booked online at
Oriental, Taipei —
it may seem an unexpected holiday destination, Taipei’s cultural
Christmas markets and celebratory firework shows have made this a hot
spot for Christmas globetrotters. Mandarin Oriental, Taipei has
created a package centered around these indulgences by offering:
Classic Christmas treats including traditional Stollen, Christmas Wreath, and a luxurious Christmas hamper at the Mandarin Cake Shop; a “Winter Wonderland” Christmas-themed afternoon tea at The Jade Lounge, with a portion of proceeds donated to a remote Taiwanese aboriginal school
The perfect pampering for two with the Spa IndulgenceRoom Package which includes two 60-minute “Oriental Fusion” treatments and a special “me time” Essentials Gift Set
Price: From 13,500 TWD; more information can be found here
Ring in the new year with an appetite, as Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
has prepared a proper feast for its guests this holiday season:
specialty Toshikoshi Soba available via in-room dining and
traditionally eaten at midnight as well as a celebratory Japanese
Osechi breakfast served in the privacy of each guest’s own room,
as well as a buffet breakfast for up to two guests on December
From 186,999 JPY; more information can be found here
access to Van Cleef & Arpels’ unique exhibition Van
Cleef & Arpels: Time, Nature, Love accompanied by an
expert guide, which showcases a collection of more than 400 pieces
of some of the Maison’s most unique and beautiful creations
From 670 EUR; more information can be found here
Spending the holiday season in Paris is perfect for decadent treats,
bubbling champagne, and shopping bags aplenty. Mandarin Oriental,
Paris offers it all with a package made specifically for those
seeking their own Parisian holiday experience:
collaboration with Galeries
Lafayette Champs-Élysées, the
department store’s new concept store, the package offers guests a
VIP shopping experience in the ‘Speakeasy’ at the Galeries
Lafayette Champs Elysées with Champagne and French chocolates,
topped off with a beauty or wine experience in-store
round out the shopping experience, guests are invited to redeem a
credit at The
From 1,125 EUR; more information can be found here
Canouan Island, also known as the “Island of Tortoises,” offers
natural beauty, unspoiled beaches, tranquil seas and gentle breezes —
in other words, a perfect escape to unwind for the holidays. To honor
the festive season, Mandarin
offers a variety of unique on-property happenings centered around the
partnership with Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, guests can
witness the release of the critically endangered Hawksbill turtles
into the sea, a holiday tradition for the property
out over the warm, turquoise waters of Carenage Bay, guests can
enjoy a Canouan
with events such as guest chef-prepared dinners, sunset cruises,
sailing, star-gazing, and a glamorous New Year’s Eve gala dinner
to ring in 2020
those looking to enhance their wellness regimen, visiting Crystal
Sound Healer Khun Noom
will host daily introductory sessions to yoga and massage. Keeping
with the holistic approach of The
Noom can help alleviate many conditions, ranging from
colon-cleansing to mindfulness development
From $3,400 USD; more information can be found here.
Oriental, New York—
New York City embodies the holiday spirit with prominent window
decorations and the
larger-than-life Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.
After running around from various attractions all day long, enjoy a
bit of relaxation at Mandarin Oriental, New York with the following
Central Park-facing suite filled with holiday decor including an
impressively decorated Christmas tree. Guests can also enjoy treats
such as hot chocolate with Grand Marnier, sugar cookies, candy
canes, cake lollipops, a gingerbread house and Stollen Cake, all
From $2,125 USD; more information can be found here.
rates quoted are subject to availability, service charge and relevant
local tax. For further information and reservations, please visit:
Exhibition to Examine Radical Changes Transforming the Surface of the World beyond Cities
R. Guggenheim Museum will
an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and
socioeconomic issues through the lens of architect and urbanist Rem
the think tank of the Office
for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).
A unique exhibition for the Guggenheim rotunda, Countryside,
The Future will
explore radical changes in the vast nonurban areas of Earth with an
immersive installation premised on original research. The project
extends investigative work already underway by AMO, Koolhaas, and
students at the Harvard
Graduate School of Design;
Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing;
and the University
the past decades, I have noticed that while much of our energies and
intelligence have been focused on the urban areas of the world—under
the influence of global warming, the market economy, American tech
companies, African and European initiatives, Chinese politics, and
other forces—thecountryside has
changed almost beyond recognition,”
stated Koolhaas. “The
story of this transformation is largely untold, and it is
particularly meaningful for AMO to present it in one of the world’s
great museums in one of the world’s densest cities.”
(b. 1944, Rotterdam) founded the Office
for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in
1975 together with Elia
and Zoe Zenghelis
He graduated from the
Architectural Association School of Architecture
in London and in 1978 published Delirious
New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan.
His 1995 book S,M,L,XL,
summarizes the work of OMA in “a novel about architecture.” In
2001 Koolhaas published with his students two volumes of the Harvard
Project on the City, The
Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping and
and in 2011 Project
Japan: Metabolism Talks looked
back at the Metabolism
His built work includes the
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow
Prada in Milan
(2015), the headquarters for
China Central Television (CCTV) in
Beijing (2012), Casa
da Música in Porto, Portugal
(2004), and the Embassy
of the Netherlands in Berlin
(2003). Koolhaas designed the Guggenheim
in Las Vegas, open from 2001 to 2008, and, in 1978, The
Sparkling Metropolis, an
exhibition on the top ramp of the rotunda of the Guggenheim in New
York. Current projects include the Qatar
Performing Arts Center,
a new building for Axel
in Berlin, and the Factory
Manchester. Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University and in 2014
was the director of the 14th
Venice Architecture Biennale,
Spotlighting Iconic, Well-Loved And Highly Shareable “Masterdishes” From Around The World
a record-setting year in cuisine, boasting 27 Michelin stars at 18
dining establishments worldwide, Four
spotlighting its Masterdishes
the most coveted, shareable and iconic menu items from all over the
world to guests, followers and locals alike. Ranging from newly
conceived creations to recreated classics, these Insta-ready dishes
and drinks showcase flavour mastery, passion and technique, and are
as distinct as the restaurants and bars where they originate and the
artisans who created them.
Friday from November
will be spotlighting a selection of Masterdishes via @FourSeasons
With the festive period fast approaching, culinary enthusiasts are
invited to experience Masterdish creations for themselves at Four
Seasons restaurants and bars or digitally through the dedicated
Seasons is home to some of the very best restaurants and bars in the
President, Global Operations. “With
Masterdish we are placing our most iconic dishes centre stage,
celebrating the passion and artistry that are at the root of
everything we do.”
and bars are the heartbeat of Four Seasons hotels, offering
communities inviting spaces to gather, connect and dine. Read on to
explore the very first global sampling of standout creations and
beloved signature dishes from Four Seasons restaurants and bars
worldwide. Travel to Geneva, Mexico City, Seoul and Vail, among other
culinary destinations as Four Seasons explores some of the most
buzzworthy creations to date.
fans should stay tuned for more Masterdishes as they are unveiled by
first broadcast appearance on BBC’s Masterchef: The
Professionals launched Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s take on
the classic “thousand leaves” dessert to social media stardom.
Crack into its pristine façade to expose layers of crispy
triple-folded puff pastry, Tahitian vanilla cream and jasmine jelly.
A sheet of royal icing covers the delicacy for added crunch, while
dollops of voatsiperifery pepper-infused milk foam flank either side.
The dazzling dessert fuses purity, lightness and surprise, easily
earning the title of most Instagrammed dish in the two Michelin star
this complex piece of culinary art, 35 different vegetables are
featured in various preparations, inspired by memories of Chef
Massimiliano Sena’s childhood on Italy’s Sorrento Coast. The
vibrant plate features roast scampi served in its own bisque
surrounded by a garden of seasonal produce and topped with a squid
ink tuile. Within the first hour of its social media debut, Sena’s
star dish generated incredible intrigue, garnering more than 100k
views on Instagram and encouraging eager tasters to visit
Michelin-starred Il Lago to see and taste the work of art first hand.
of the most sought-after menu items at three Michelin star restaurant
Le Cinq, Chef Christian Le Squer’s luxurious take on a much-loved
classic never fails to impress. Profiled on France’s Top Chef
and online in French Vogue, a dedicated @fsgeorgevparis
Instagram story achieved more than 12.5k views, while a post on
@lecinqparis earned the most-liked photo of the year. Perfectly al
dente noodles are tossed in butter and parmesan and carefully laid
out side by side to form the walls of a rectangle. Inside, ham,
truffles and cep mushrooms are glazed in jus and drizzled with
truffled cream. Topped with a thin parmesan crust and adorned with
gold leaf, this rich, savoury and tender architectural masterpiece is
served throughout the year and is a “must-try before you die” for
Parisians and international travellers alike.
voted one of the world’s best hot chocolates by Travel +
Leisure, a video of its epic marshmallow drop amassed the highest
number of organic views on Four Seasons Instagram channel in 2018. At
any given time, someone is eagerly taking a slow-motion capture of
the suspenseful splash in Vail’s The Remedy Bar, Flame Restaurant
or in the comfort of their guest room or private retreat. Piping hot
Valrhona chocolate, heavy cream and steamed whole milk are churned
tableside and poured over a hand-made dark chocolate lattice,
resulting in a perfectly-timed marshmallow plummet and pillowy
landing. First featured by Forbes more than seven years ago,
it remains one of the most popular items on the menu at Four Seasons
Resort and Residences Vail, a must-visit après ski destination.
Denver’s Newest Holiday Attraction – A 110-Foot Digital Tree – Amplifies The Excitement Around The City’s Seasonal Blockbuster Exhibitions, Events And Performing Arts
year, along with hundreds of holiday traditions and festivities, The
Mile High City will feature two
brand-new lighting attractions illuminating downtown, making the city
look and feel more festive than ever. The Mile
High Tree – the tallest digital tree in North America –
will feature pre-programmed LED light shows choreographed to
multicultural holiday music; and Night
Lights Denver – an outdoor projection mapping
installation featuring local artists – will also light up the city
new attractions complement the already robust programming that makes
up Denver’s Mile High Holidays.
There are also world-class exhibitions, like Claude Monet: The
Truth of Nature and The Science Behind Pixar, at the
city’s museums; innovative and immersive performing arts like Camp
Christmas and movies with the Colorado Symphony; and
plenty of local gifts to be found in neighborhoods, galleries,
boutique shops and marketplaces.
are just a few experiences to be found during Mile High Holidays.
For more information on how to spend a night or a long weekend in
Denver, and to take advantage of holiday hotel deals starting at $99,
Monet: The Truth of Nature, through February 2, 2020
Denver Art Museum is the sole U.S. venue for the most
comprehensive exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades.
The exhibition features more than 100 paintings spanning Monet’s
entire career and focuses on the celebrated French impressionist
artist’s enduring relationship with nature and his response to the
varied and distinct places in which he worked. In connection with
Denver Art Museum, several hotels have created VIP packages
that include untimed, skip-the-line tickets, which allow access to
the exhibition even if the date is sold out to the general public;
these packages can be found at https://monetindenver.com.
Science Behind Pixar, through April 5, 2020
a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and
technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their
characters with The Science Behind Pixar at Denver Museum
of Nature & Science. This interactive exhibition showcases
the science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts used by
the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s
award-winning films to the big screen. With more than 50 interactive
elements, the exhibition’s eight sections each focus on a step in the
filmmaking process to give you an unparalleled view of the production
pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day. Participate in fun,
engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from
members of the studio’s production teams, and even come face-to-face
with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters, including
Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E.
Sports: Beyond Human Limits, through April 12, 2020
will be put to the test as they jump, fly, dive, climb and explore
some of the riskiest activities in the world at this Denver Museum
of Nature & Science exhibition. Physical, multimedia and
creative challenges place guests inside the minds and bodies of
extreme athletes and their passions such as wingsuit flying, ice and
rock climbing, parkour, and free diving. Amid exhilarating speeds,
breathtaking heights, and profound depths, the stories of these
passionate athletes will leave visitors inspired to push their own
Here! Brewing the West, through August 9, 2020
Colorado’s brewing industry from the saloons of the Gold Rush
through Prohibition to today’s booming craft beer scene at
History Colorado Center‘s Beer Here! Brewing the West.
Learn about the Centennial State’s brewing past, present and future
through historical artifacts, interactive elements and more.
Christmas, November 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020
newest indoor immersive installation from Denver Center for the
Performing Arts, Camp Christmas, will feature mesmerizing
displays of decorations that shift time and reality. Performed at
Stanley Marketplace, Camp Christmas is Denver’s newest holiday
experience, where yuletide traditions of the past and present get
merrily mashed together in a massive 10,000-square-foot wonderland.
All ages are welcome at this family-friendly experience.
Hip Hop Nutcracker, November 23-24
digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A.
Hoffmann‘s beloved story from traditional 19th Century Germany to
the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City.
Through this re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic,
performed at Buell Theater in the Denver Performing Arts
Complex, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take
audience members on a journey that celebrates love, community and the
magic of a New Year.
Nutcracker, November 30 – December 29
and adults will enjoy Colorado Ballet‘s 58th annual production
of the classic Christmas ballet The Nutcracker, held at the
Ellie Caulkins Opera House and
featuring unforgettable characters, classic choreography, exquisite
sets, dazzling costumes and Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement
performed live by the Colorado Ballet
Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, December 3-8
Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical returns
to the Buell Theatre in Denver to steal Christmas after a
blockbuster debut in 2014. More than 2.5 million theatre-goers across
America have been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical,
featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch”
and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated
TV special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming
Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to
steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. Magnificent sets
and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations transport
audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind them of
the true meaning of the holiday season.
at the Symphony: Home Alone in Concert, November 29; Love Actually
in Concert, December 6
holiday classic, Home Alone will feature renowned composer
John Williams‘ charming and
delightful score performed live by the Colorado Symphony at
Boettcher Concert Hall as the
film is shown on large suspended screens in Boettcher
Concert Hall. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin
McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who is accidentally left
behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must
defend his home against two bungling thieves (Joe Pesci and
Daniel Stern). Hilarious and heartwarming, Home Alone
is holiday fun for the whole family.
Actually is the ultimate romantic holiday comedy. Featuring an
all-star cast, the film will take audiences on a tour of love’s
delightful twists and turns. The score will be performed by the
Colorado Symphony and conductor Christopher Dragon.
Dances to a Holiday Drum, December 7-22
28 years, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble has been
blending dance, live music, spoken word and seasonal celebrations and
customs from around the world into a memorable holiday tradition like
no other. A Denver original, Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum
is a family favorite that inspires audiences of all ages to discover,
celebrate and honor the holiday traditions of cultures from around
Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour, December 8
celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing group, Celtic
Woman, will be coupled with the Colorado
Symphony in Denver’s stop of The
Best of Christmas Tour. The performance at Boettcher
Concert Hall will feature music from the all-female ensemble’s
most favorite Yuletide songs.
Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, December 13-14
one and only Moscow Ballet will present the Great Russian
Nutcracker at Denver’s Paramount Theatre. Featuring world
class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and
jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the
Christmas spirit to life for all ages.
More Deals of the Day and Deeper Discounts Than Ever Before on Buzzworthy Holiday Gifts Across Every Department
Kicking off this Friday, November 22, Amazon’s Black Friday deals week will offer new deals all day, every day from fashion to toys, home, electronics, Amazon Devices and more
Save up to 40% on toys from LEGO, Barbie, Hot Wheels and more; up to 50% on Lands’ End clothing and accessories; $40 off the Echo Show 5; deep discounts on brands including Adidas, KitchenAid, L’Oreal Paris and more; plus exclusive deals from Amazon Brands, Amazon Music, Audible and more
today shared a sneak peek of top deals for its
Black Friday Deals Week,
which will offer customers new deals all day, every day totaling
thousands of amazing deals across every category, plus more Deals
of the Day
and deeper discounts than ever before. Starting this Friday,
29 (Black Friday),
customers can shop thousands of incredible deals on this year’s
most popular gifts, new and trending finds, holiday essentials, and
more, across toys, electronics, fashion, beauty, kitchen, home,
Amazon Devices and more. All of Amazon’s Black
Friday deals can
be found by visiting amazon.com/blackfriday
on the Amazon App. Customers can also shop on
find the same amazing deals and Amazon shopping experience, with the
added bonus that AmazonSmile
donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to a
charity of your choice.
top of the wide selection of deals and discounts available throughout
Amazon’s week of Black Friday deals, customers can also take
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most-loved brands across electronics, home, fashion, toys and more,
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with new one-time only deals launching throughout the day on
November 28 (Thanksgiving), November 29 (Black Friday) and
December 2 (Cyber Monday).
customers are getting a head start on their gift lists, readying
their homes for family festivities or grocery shopping for holiday
feasts, Amazon makes the holidays easier than ever with top deals and
low prices. In fact, according to a recent Profitero study,
Amazon prices were found to be 20% cheaper on average than other
FRIDAY DEALS PREVIEW:
deals included below – and many more – will be available on
various dates and times between November
Friday), while supplies last, at amazon.com/blackfriday,
on the Amazon App, or by simply asking “Alexa,
what are my deals.”
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up to 50% on men’s and women’s clothing from Amazon Brands,
including Amazon Essentials, Goodthreads, Daily Ritual, and The Drop
up to 30% on bedding & bath for the family from AmazonBasics,
Stone & Beam and Rivet
up to 30% on furniture from Rivet and Stone & Beam
up to 30% on office furniture and supplies from AmazonBasics
up to 30% on phone accessories from AmazonBasics
up to 30% on kitchen electrics and housewares from AmazonBasics &
Stone & Beam
up to 30% on luggage and travel from AmazonBasics
up to 25% on food and beverages from Amazon brands, including
AmazonFresh, Happy Belly and Wickedly Prime
25% on household supplies and personal care from Solimo
up to 15% on beauty, vitamins, and supplements from Amazon brands
including Belei and Revly
Save up to 35% on Herschel backpacks, wallets, hip packs, and more
Save up to 50% on Oakley & Ray-Ban sunglasses
Save up to 30% on Calvin Klein underwear
Save up to 35% on the newest Fossil smartwatches
Save up to 35% on adidas shoes, clothing, and accessories for the family
Save up to 40% on Levi’s for the family
Save up to 50% on Lands’ End clothing and accessories
Save up to 30% on Tommy Hilfiger clothing
Save up to 50% on top watch brands including Daniel Wellington, Movado, and more
Save up to 40% on Under Armour for the family
Save up to 30% on men’s dress shirts
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Save up to 50% on Samsonite and American Tourister luggage
Save 35% on 14K gold diamond stud earrings
Save on Samsung, Sony, and LG TVs
Save on Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10
Save up to 45% on streaming devices and accessories
Save up to 30% on select Nintendo Switch Software
Save up to 33% on select Nintendo Joy-Con
Save on Canon and Nikon cameras
Save on Headphones from Bose, Sony and other top brands
Save on Nintendo Switch Console with Digital Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Save on Xbox One
Save on PC gaming laptops, desktops, monitors, components, and accessories
Save up to 33% on PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB bundle
Save on Oculus Rift S
Save on Garmin smart watches
Save 30% on select cell phone cases
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Save up to 40% on Corsair gaming products and accessories
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Save 40% on Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020
Save up to 50% on Brother printers
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15% on L.O.L. Surprise! Winter Disco Bigger Surprise (Amazon
40% on the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon
40% on tricycles and the 3-in-1 Wagon from Radio Flyer
40% on the KidKraft Cinderella Royal Dream House
40% on the Little Tikes Bake n’ Grow Kitchen
up to 30% on select strategy games
up to 30% on Glitter Girls fashion dolls and accessories
up to 30% on Barbie, Hot Wheels and more from Mattel
up to 30% on select party games
Kitchen and Home Furnishings
up to 30% on SodaStream sparkling water makers
on Hamilton Beach
up to 35% on Vitamix
on Dash Appliances
up to 44% on KitchenAid
on Instant Pot
on Conitgo Water bottles, Food Saver and Rubbermaid food containers
up to 25% on select mattresses
on Ashley Mattresses
up to 48% on Degrees of Comfort weighted blankets
up to 15% on Bissell Lifestyle 220
up to 19% on Bissell SpotClean Pro
on Casper Sleep Soft and Supima Cotton Sheet
up to 37% on Bissell Icon Pet Stick
up to 41% on Ecovacs N79S
up to 36% off Ecovacs Deebot 661
up to 26% Bissell Crosswave
up to 19% on Bissell SpotClean Pro
up to 22% on Bissell MyAir
up to 20% on Oreck Commercial XL Commercial Upright Vacuums
on AIRMEGA 400S The Smarter App Ena
on Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Protect Waterproof Mattress Protector
up to 15% on Bissell Lifestyle 220
on TEMPUR Adapt Plus Cooling Topper
NEN110A Whirlwind Bagless Canister
on Sunbeam Cordless or Corded Iron
up to 50% on Simplisafe 12-Piece Security System
up to 20% on Kidde products
up to 30% on Hunter ceiling fans
up to 30% on DeWalt tools
up to 30% on select SKIL tools
up to 25% on BLACK+DECKER drill kit
up to 15% on Opal Countertop Nugget Icemaker
15% on NewAir Dual Zone Beverage Cooler
on Chamberlain MyQ Garage Hub at $17.98
on iRobot Roomba 960 at $399.00
on iRobot Roomba 675 at $199.99
on the new LG 82″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV at $1,699.99
up to $79.90 on Arlo Technologies products
on Shark IQ Robotic Vacuum at $399.99
over 30% on Netgear wifi & routers
$200 on Sony Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos and Wireless Subwoofer
up to 39% on ecobee SmartThermostat and Switch bundle
up to 35% on holiday live plants
on the Sun Joe SPX4000-PRO Pressure Washer
35% on Greenworks 80V outdoor power tools
up to 30% on Keter Cool Bar & more
up to 35% on fire pits and patio heaters
Music, Video & Books
Audible: Between November 25 and 27, new members receive a bonus $15 Amazon credit and continue to save 53% on the first three months of an Audible membership at $6.95 a month. Additional offers to be announced through the holiday season.
For a limited time, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers can get the best holiday deal in Amazon Music’s history – four months of the premium streaming tier for just $0.99, to enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad-free.
With purchase of select Echo devices, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers in the US, UK, Germany and Japan will also receive four months of the premium, ad-free streaming tier for free.
Prime Video: Between November 29 and December 5, Prime members can enjoy 50% off to rent or buy on new release movies.
The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show, Prime Video’s first foray into the holiday special space, will premiere globally on Friday, November 29. The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show will also be accompanied by an official soundtrack available on Amazon Music and other DSPs beginning November 29. Learn more at amazon.com/kaceychristmas.
Get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for free – Enjoy unlimited access to over 1 million books, popular magazines and thousands of books with Audible narration. Offer valid for new subscribers only.
Get a one-time $5 Amazon Credit when you add $20. Limited to
first-time Amazon Cash customers.
Prime members who book a car rental with Avis between November 28
and December 2 can receive up to 15% of the reservation price
back in an Amazon gift card, an incentive to put towards other
up to 35% on top selling iOttie Wireless accessories
on Dash appliances
up to 35% on select party games for grown-ups including Exploding
up to 44% on Geekee True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
15% or more on select LuminAID Solar phone chargers and lanterns
25% or more on select Jack Link’s beef jerky
up to 30% on select Victor Allen’s coffee packs
15% on select TAZO K-Cup pods
20% on select Soylent meal replacement shakes and protein bars
35% on Tea Forte tea gifts for the holiday season
and Whole Foods Market are offering special savings on
organic and classic turkeys in celebration of Thanksgiving. All
customers can choose from select organic ($3.49/lb) and classic
turkeys ($2.49/lb), and Prime members will save even more on turkeys
($2.99/lb for organic and $1.99/lb for classic). The offer is valid
until November 28, while supplies last. Prime members can also
receive exclusive deals on organic jewel sweet potatoes ($1.29/lb),
organic cranberries ($2.69/12-oz bag), and Bonafide frozen broths
and soups (35% off).
THE SEASON’S HOTTEST GIFTS
can also shop Amazon’s biggest-ever selection of curated gift
guides and exclusive storefronts this year, which offer gifting
inspiration and more:
Must Haves: New
this year, Amazon teamed up with award-winning singer &
songwriter Mariah Carey to give fans a sneak peek into how she
celebrates the holidays: amazon.com/mariahcarey.
some of the most interesting and fun products that customers are
sure to love. You are able to “like” certain products and will
be shown similar items in the future. Explore even more curated
collections of Stocking
addition to amazon.com/blackfriday,
can shop Amazon’s week of Black Friday deals in the following ways:
Customers can visit Amazon.com/espanol
use the Amazon App to shop, browse and search for millions of
products, view their carts, and place orders in Spanish.
Amazon App: The Amazon App allows customers to conveniently shop for their holiday needs – anytime and anywhere – and never miss a great deal. Customers can use the Watch a Deal feature to “Watch a Lightning Deal” and receive a notification on their mobile phone when the deal is about to start. Additionally, first time app users have an opportunity to save big this holiday. New customers will receive $10 the first time they sign-in to the Amazon App and an additional $15 when they make their first purchase on the app.
Alexa Shopping: Customers can add to their Amazon wish list with Alexa by saying, “Alexa, add headphones to my wish list” and track packages and confirm your delivery date with Alexa by saying, “Alexa, where’s my stuff?”
Amazon Business: Save big when shopping for work with deals on everything you need for your business. Find deals on supplies for the office holiday party, employee and client gifts, and items for community donation drives. Stock up for the new year with savings on the business essentials you need. Visit amazon.com/holidayforbusiness, For more information and to sign up for a free business account, visit amazon.com/business.
Amazon Books: Whether customers want to discover a new book for the holidays, test-drive a device, or purchase Amazon Gift Cards, Amazon Books offers gifts for everyone. To find the store nearest you visit: www.amazon.com/stores.
Amazon 4-star: Designed around Amazon.com customers, Amazon 4-star stores feature products that are 4 stars and above, top sellers, new and trending, and most popular from top categories including devices, consumer electronics, toys, games, books, kitchen, and home. To find the store nearest you visit: www.amazon.com/stores.
Amazon Live: Watch Amazon Live’s shoppable Black Friday livestream throughout the day on November 29 for demonstrations on top deal products and cameo appearances from celebrities you love. Tune in starting at 4am PST by visiting www.amazon.com/live.
Treasure Truck: Discover great gifts you never thought of on Treasure Truck. Opt-in by texting ‘TRUCK’ to 24193 and receive notifications for same-day offers – order the item and pick up at the truck the same day. This Black Friday, gift givers who act fast will find an incredible deal on a holiday-must-have tech item on the truck in select cities, while supplies last.
Whole Foods Market: Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, like deep discounts on dozens of select popular products each week and an additional 10 percent off hundreds of in-store items. Additionally, Prime members in thousands of cities and towns can shop their local Whole Foods Market store using Amazon.com or the Amazon App.
Woot! offers daily deals on customers’ favorite brands and free shipping for Prime members. Visit woot.com from November 24 through November 29 or download the Woot! App for great deals.
BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, AND BEYOND
is committed to making holiday giving and giving back easier than
jump right into holiday shopping and support your favorite
charitable organization at the same time, simply visit
starting with smile.amazon.com,
find the same Amazon experience, with the added bonus that Amazon
donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to a
charity of your choice.
Lists give charitable organizations an easy way to create wish lists
of products needed, while providing a convenient way for customers
to donate these essential items directly to the causes. Customers
are able to contribute items that are truly critical, to charities
they care about, no matter how big or small. Customers can shop
thousands of Charity Lists by visiting
new charities joining all the time.
RED) Shopathon: For
the third year,
is teaming up with (RED),
the charitable organization founded by Bono
in 2006, to fight AIDS. Amazon is providing customers a single
destination to shop more than 150 (RED) products, including the
exclusive (RED) edition of the all-new Echo, which will be available
for a limited time. For every all-new Echo (RED) edition sold,
Amazon will donate $10 to the Global Fund. Plus, customers
interested in donating to support (RED)’s fight can do so on any
Echo device by simply asking, “Alexa, donate to (RED).” (RED)
products will be available starting today at amazon.com/red.
DELIVERY MADE EASY
addition to free delivery on more than 100 million items for all
Amazon customers, Amazon has expanded its fast, free, and convenient
delivery options for Prime members and customers this holiday season:
and Reliable One-Day and Same-Day Delivery.
Throughout the season, Prime members in the U.S. can shop a
selection of over 10 million items for Prime Free One-Day Delivery
and millions of items available for Same-Day Delivery in 46 major
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Selection includes a variety of products for all your holiday needs,
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with options for fast one- and two-hour delivery windows. Prime
members who live in one of the more than 2,000 cities and towns
where grocery delivery is available can request an invitation to
shop Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market delivery. Learn more at
and delivery on your terms: This
holiday season, customers can pick up their packages at a number of
including thousands of in-store staffed Counter
pickup points across the U.S. within Rite
as well as at Health
Mart independent pharmacies.
Additionally, tens of millions of products can be easily and
conveniently delivered to 900 cities and towns across the country
To find an Amazon Hub location, visit amazon.com/Hub.
In addition, Prime members in 50 U.S. cities and surrounding areas
can also enjoy secure, convenient package delivery with Key by
Each day, Profitero monitors prices and other data on more than 450 million product pages at more than 8,000 online retailers. For this study, Profitero analyzed daily prices collected from July 8, 2019 to September 30, 2019 across 19 leading online retailers. Categories analyzed included Appliances, Baby, Beauty, Electronics, Grocery, Home Furniture, Household Supplies, Music & CDs, Office Supplies, Pet Supplies, Sports & Outdoors, Tools & Home Improvement, Toys & Games, and Video Games. The study only compares prices collected on the same day, with both retailers in-stock. Amazon prices reflect 1P only on Amazon.com, exclusive of Fresh and Prime Now. The other retailer online prices studied could reflect promoted prices, but exclude coupons, other discounts that require additional shopper action, or special prices available through retailer-specific programs such as Target REDcard.
Christmas and New Year celebrations are on offer at the glamorous
Oriental Jumeira, Dubaithis
festive season. A majestic canopy of frost-white lights and other
seasonal decorations will create the perfect festive atmosphere for
guests to enjoy a series of activities and culinary treats at the
resort over the holidays.
a merry holiday gathering, Noor
will be available starting
featuring a delectable array of scones, finger sandwiches, cakes and
other tasty bites.
decorated Christmas cakes, petit gâteaux, gingerbread houses and
panettones will be available at The
Mandarin Cake Shop.
Guests can spoil loved ones by gifting them an elegantly wrapped
packed with Christmas biscuits, chocolates, Panettone and other
mouth-watering seasonal delicacies.
Christmas menus will be offered at the resort’s highly acclaimed restaurants on December 24 and 25, including an extravagant buffet of international festive favorites at The Bay, the relaxed brasserie-style restaurant with two terraces overlooking the beach. On Christmas Day, Santa will delight children by making a special appearance at the restaurant to bring them gifts.
Drink and Be Merry with These Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Cocktails
holiday season is known as the most wonderful time of the year, but
sometimes entertaining can lead to more stress and mess than fun and
festivities. A little organization and planning, such as having a
well-stocked home bar and a few simple beverage recipes on hand, will
help to take the pressure out of the season and keep gatherings merry
mixologist Julia Momose, owner and Bar Director of the
celebrated Chicago bar Kumiko, knows a thing or two about
creating crowd-pleasing cocktails and spirit-free beverages that are
sure to delight family and friends during the holiday season. Momose
believes that cocktail making should be fun, rather than
intimidating, and that being prepared for holidays with a few basic
bar ingredients, like honey, can set the stage for effortless holiday
Momose has been in the service industry for close to 15 years,
starting her career as a student in Japan. When she moved to America
for university, she continued to work in the service industry,
training in all facets of hospitality. Currently she resides in
Chicago, where she worked as the head bartender at GreenRiver
Restaurant and Bar
in Chicago. During her time there, GreenRiver was awarded its first
Michelin star. In 2017, Momose partnered with the team at Oriole
in Chicago to open a bar based on the philosophy of a thoughtful
experience filled with deep appreciation and understanding of
craftmanship. Momose’s newest venture is Kumiko,
based on her Japanese heritage and a meticulous appreciation for
details, located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. It offers a
unique perspective on the notion of a bar, through a remarkable
experience of dining and drinking. Time
Kumiko on its
2019 list of World’s Greatest Places and
included it as a nominee on its 2019
America’s Best New Restaurants List.
favors the ease of honey to achieve well-balanced holiday beverages
and has partnered with the National Honey Board to share how
she incorporates it while entertaining at home and at Kumiko. Because
the flavor of honey is affected by the floral source that the bees
have foraged, there are more than 300 varietals of honey in the US
alone. The nuanced flavors of different honey varietals not only add
to its versatility, but also pair well with different spirits and are
the secret to many of Momose’s favorite cocktail and spirit-free
the lightness of a clover varietal to the richness of buckwheat,
honey brings a wide range of flavors that complete any beverage,”
said Momose. “Honey is in constant use at Kumiko, and at home
too. This holiday season, I’ll be experimenting with honey varietals
to create special drinks that will be sure to be crowd-pleasers at
inspire stress-free cheer this holiday season, Momose is sharing some
of her favorite honey-based beverages:
orange blossom honey with cold brew coffee and gin, Momose creates a
For a festive brunch bar, she recommends setting up several honey
varietals with an assortment of single-origin cold brew coffees,
gin, and tonic, and allowing guests to pick and choose their coffee
and honey for a customized experience.
create her own spin on a holiday season favorite, a hot toddy,
Momose combines honey, chamomile and spices in a soothin Spiced
Honey Toddy that
is not only easy to make, but is also warm and soothing on a chilly
hit with Momose’s family and friends during the festive season, The
Berries and Bees combines
honey, blackberries and whisky for a warming, uplifting cocktail
that can be quickly made day or night.
honey, yuzu juice and ginger beer creates a refreshing beverage that
will ensure that you wake up feeling refreshed.
addition to her recipes, Momose offers tips to easily create
crowd-pleasing beverages during the holiday season and beyond:
the perfect cocktail is about balancing three critical elements:
While balancing sweet with bitter or sweet with acid is a critical
element to drink making, so is finding ingredients that provide a
pleasant texture and roundness.
because you never know who may happen to drop by during the
holidays. Having a well-stocked bar at home will ensure that you
have the ingredients you need to create a well-balanced beverage.
The must-haves for any bar include:
varietals of honey – including wildflower,
– help to offset the intensity of the spirit and add flavor to the
can be combined with mixers like sodas, tonic water and bitters to
create a beverage that feels special.
are easy to keep on hand and make great garnishes to put the
finishing touch on a cocktail.
making a spirit-free, it is all about layering flavors.
Instead of using a traditional simple syrup made with granulated
sugar, experiment with honey, which is naturally sweeter than sugar,
and provides flavor and richness.
more information about how Momose uses just a drizzle of honey in her
favorite beverages, visit www.honey.com.
National Honey Board (NHB) is
an industry-funded agriculture promotion group that works to educate
consumers about the benefits and uses for honey and honey products
through research, marketing and promotional programs. The Board’s
work, funded by an assessment on domestic and imported honey, is
designed to increase the awareness and usage of honey by consumers,
the foodservice industry and food manufacturers. The
ten-member-Board, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture,
represents producers (beekeepers), packers, importers and a marketing
cooperative. For more information, visit www.honey.com.
Spring Moon at The Peninsula Hong Kong (1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong) is one of that city’s most beloved Chinese restaurants. Since opening its doors in 1986, the Michelin-starred destination has delighted diners with exquisite cuisines served in a stunning art deco-inspired setting. Joining Spring Moon as the new Chinese Cuisine Executive Chef is Lam Yuk Ming. An admired culinary maestro, Chef Lam’s two-decade long career has seen him helm the kitchens at iconic Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong, Macau and Beijing. Most recently, Lam’s imaginative cooking philosophy earned a Michelin star at Macau’s top Cantonese restaurant.
At Spring Moon, Lam promises diners a delicate balance of tradition and innovation by placing the spotlight on authenticity and seasonality. An uncompromising stance on only using the freshest ingredients underpins Lam’s winning combination of classic Cantonese cooking styles and contemporary presentations to highlight their inherent flavors. Each carefully crafted dish is elevated to an art form, marrying striking aesthetics with a nuanced layering of tastes and textures.
This season, guests are invited to experience Lam’s world-class culinary expertise with the Chef’s Table – Authentic Cultural Tour. Designed to offer an interactive, behind-the-scenes perspective, the Chef’s Table offers over 30 choices of Cantonese creations for guests to choose 6 or 8 courses from it. Then the discovery begins, as diners accompany Lam to one of Hong Kong’s famed wet markets in Kowloon City; where the chef will guide guests through the art of spotting and selecting the very best ingredients. With its engaging experiences and delectable cuisines by Chef Lam Yuk Ming, the Spring Moon Chef’s Table promises a truly unforgettable dinner date. Based on the day’s market visit, Lam will create an entirely bespoke menu for each Chef’s Table, taking into account each individual guest’s own preferences.
Beginning with an artistic tea ceremony by Spring Moon’s resident tea master, also a certificated National Tea Artist, a series of table-side presentations offers thrilling performances for Chef’s Table guests. Flaming drunken Kuruma prawn creates a fiery, tantalising spectacle pairing the natural sweetness of prawns with rose liquor and Chinese herbs. A tricky choice follows between two exquisite creations – Poached sea conch in Cordyceps soup or poached spotted garoupa in chicken soup – with the seafood simmered at the table for ultimate tenderness. The thrills continue with a hands-on dim sum making class in the Spring Moon kitchen.
the opulent setting of Spring Moon, Chef Lam will prepare a selection
of signature dishes. Highlights such as Pan-fried
bird nest with crab meat and egg white (HK$380*),
Australia lamb fillet with Sichuan pepper (HK$360*)
chicken fillet stuffed with minced shrimp and crab roe sauce
marry Chef Lam’s expert Cantonese cooking skills with a passionate
Spring Moon’s Chef’s Table – Authentic Cultural Tour is priced at HK$ 3,388* (6 courses) and HK$ 4,388* (8 courses) per person, including Chinese tea pairing. The wet market tour supplement is priced at HK$ 2,680* per person. Chef Table seats a minimum of four guests and maximum of six guests. Only one Chef’s Table Experience is available daily from Monday to Sunday, with a required advanced reservation of at least three days.
in the city’s prime shopping district, popular parade routes and
seasonal celebrations, Four
Seasons Hotel Vancouver is
the perfect place for guests to wrap themselves in holiday spirit.
Let the expert concierge team help plan a festive winter getaway or
staycation to enjoy everything the season has to offer.
Feasts and Seasonal Surprises at YEW
Chef Evan Morgan
Pastry Chef Suraj Karmakar
at the helm, YEW
seafood + bar is
serving up special holiday menus with no shortage of decadent dishes
season. The YEW team is excited to begin prepping pristine holiday
meals so guests can focus on enjoying the company of loved ones. With
seasonal cocktails, culinary surprises and effortless group dining
packages, YEW is the perfect gathering place this holiday season.
Eve Dinner on
will be one to remember with butter-poached
rib pappardelle mains
to choose from, priced at CAD 110 for adults (CAD 55 for kids).
Day Brunch Buffet returns
December 25, 2019,
and guests can dive into a decadent spread of pastries, seafood raw
bar, carvery station, seasonal sweets and more savoury surprises for
CAD 105 for adults (CAD 50 for kids). Later on, diners can savour in
holiday classics such as chestnut
stuffed turkey or
of seafood options
for a three-course Christmas
priced at CAD 115 for adults (CAD 55 for kids).
604 692 4939 or click here
make a Christmas reservation.
New Year’s Celebrations
it’s a family affair or a date night with dancing, YEW has several
New Year’s options for guests to enjoy on December 31, 2019.
at the Early
New Year’s Eve Dinner can
begin their four-course meal with a glass of sparkling wine before
moving on to decadent dishes such as
sea urchin risotto with scallops for
CAD 100 per adult. Children can dine for CAD 50, which includes a
special hot chocolate, poured tableside. Groups of 12 or more adult
guests for this early seating may also be eligible to receive
complimentary dinner for children under five and valet for two cars.
For full details on group bookings, call
604 609 5480.
those heading out later, celebrate New
Year’s at YEW with
a lavish dinner, dancing and a fabulous array of champagne offerings.
New Year’s Eve dinner and celebration is
CAD 160, with limited space available.
Year’s reservations are filling up quickly, so call 604 692 4939 or
save a seat at the table.
Get a head start on select savings with Macy’s Black Friday Preview beginning in stores and online on Thursday, Nov. 21
Doorbusters begin on Wednesday, Nov. 27 with Black Friday deals continuing through Saturday, Nov. 30 in-store and on macys.com
Plus, find the best Cyber Monday savings in-store and online from Sunday, Dec. 1 to Monday, Dec. 2 with Daily Deals continuing through Saturday, Dec. 7
the holidays this year withMacy’s
and the best Black Friday and Cyber Week specials on the hottest
items of the season. From buzz-worthy gifts for everyone on the list
to amazing deals on fashion for the whole family, fine jewelry, tech,
beauty and home, the ultimate one-stop shop for holiday gifting has
a broad assortment of offers across favorite brands, these
limited-time deals will begin in stores and online on Thursday,
Nov. 21 with a special Black Friday preview and carry
through Cyber Week (Sunday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 7).
Be sure not to miss the unbelievable selection of doorbuster items,
with major savings or free after mail-in rebate.*
Friday and Cyber Week mark the true start of holiday shopping for
many of our customers,” said John Harper, Macy’s chief stores
officer. “Macy’s is pleased to offer the very best gifts and
holiday entertaining must-haves at unbelievable prices with multiple
days to save. Our curated assortment of deals, both in-store and
online, are sure to help shoppers find the perfect gift at the best
price this season.”
For shoppers looking to get a head start on saving, Macy’s Black Friday preview will offer a selection of Black Friday Doorbusters from Thursday, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Nov. 26 including:
to 60 percent off outerwear for the family
percent off Effy jewelry
to 65 percent off select Damask and Hotel Collection for the home
women’s Charter Club cashmere sweaters
percent off Carter’s and First Impressions
Begin the savings with doorbusters on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and kick off Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving Day with most stores open at 5 p.m. through 2 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29 from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. Store hours vary by location. Go to macys.com and click on stores to find local information. Customers can shop online all day from the comfort of their couch at macys.com and on Macy’s mobile app. For more information on Black Friday and Cyber Week deals, store hours and shipping, visit www.macys.com/blackfriday.
a sneak peek at some of the great deals available on Black Friday,
while supplies last:
Him, Her and Home
diamond earrings with any purchase of $50 or more
percent off select dresses
percent off select designer brands
and under Family Pajamas
small kitchen appliances after $12 mail-in rebate
select suits, sport coats and overcoats for him
Charter Club cashmere sweaters
percent off select women’s designer coats
percent off select boots and shoes for her
percent off select men’s loungewear
percent off select designer handbags
percent off select kids’ styles
select kids’ puffer jackets
percent off select diamond studs and earrings
select MAC lipsticks
$100-$200 off select Dyson vacuums
men’s or women’s five-piece fragrance box
beauty products from brands like Clinique, Too Faced, Benefit, Urban
Decay, and more
Nespresso bundle machines
percent off select barware and dinnerware
select Created for Macy’s 1200-thread count sheet sets in queen or
Peak wild mushroom season reaches a crescendo during autumn and early winter, with a glorious abundance anticipated by chefs and gourmands around the world. From November12 to December 16, guests are invited to discover the wondrous versatility of mushrooms with a visit to the acclaimed (and award-winning fine dining restaurant) Felix at the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong, where sweeping views of Victoria Harbour set the scene for an exquisite tasting menu crafted by Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez. By highlighting the delicious scope of foraged mushrooms with inspired dishes and cocktails, Gomez proves these seasonal treasures are more than just a garnish.
of the Wild Mushroom Felix Experience can look forward to a
five-course indulgence with the spotlight firmly placed on the best
in-season mushrooms available. Inspired by Chef Gomez’s culinary
imagination, this seasonal epicurean experience promises to tantalise
the taste buds with whimsical presentations and inventive flavours
inspired by the forager’s bounty.
experience begins with a Wild mushroom soup with foie gras toast
and green apple relish before moving on to a masterful course of
Matsutake mushroom with butter poached king crab and oyster leaf –
a flawless pairing of this rare, aromatic mushroom with king crab’s
sweet appeal. Black trumpet with octopus terrine, espelette
parmentier and garlic chips is a spellbinding taste sensation,
while a choice between Yellow chanterelles with John Dory loin or
Ceps with Australian black market beef steak, orzo pasta,
roast pumpkin and charred onions offers the very best of land
and sea. A dessert of Black fig flambé reveals a satisfying
conclusion to a meal that balances Gomez’s nuanced understanding of
mushrooms with Felix’s unimpeachable flair.
A Spanish native with over 28 years of experience in the kitchen, Chef Juan Gomez boasts a career loaded with international experience and Michelin-stars. Before taking up residence as Felix’s new executive chef, Gomez managed the gastronomic development for one of Bahrain’s leading restaurant groups and his path has seen him through some of the world’s food capitals – London, Sydney, Barcelona, and more – to refine his cooking ethos and flair for crafting memorable Mediterranean cuisine.
for a limited time, the delectable Five-course Wild Mushroom Felix
Experience Menu is priced at HK$ 1,288* per person. Three and six
glasses of wine pairing with the menu are also available for HK$
1,788* and HK$ 1,988* per person respectively. For reservations and
enquiries, please call Felix at +852 2696 6778 or email
Building on its 90 years as a global beacon of hospitality, The Peninsula Hong Kong, the legendary “Grande Dame of the Far East” continues to set hotel standards worldwide, offering a blend of the best Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeur and timeless elegance. This year, The Peninsula Hotels has become the first and the only luxury hotel brand in the world to achieve a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating for every hotel its portfolio. Widely recognized as an international icon of hospitality, the Peninsula Hong Kong is the flagship property of the group. A stay at the hotel allows you to re-live the glamour of travel of a by-gone era and explore the many antiques and historical artifacts on display around the hotel of Hong Kong itself.
winter, the West Terrace of Salon de Ning Rooftop Bar and
Terrace at The Peninsula New York has been transformed into
Chalet de Ning. This glamorous winter wonderland features two
chalet-inspired domes where guests can warm up as the temperature
drops. Perfect for large groups, private gatherings, or those seeking
to experience the magic of New York from above, Chalet de Ning
transports guests to the intimate snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps
right in the heart of Manhattan.
now through April 2020, Chalet de Ning welcomes guests
into two heated domes furnished with plush sofas, Nordic-inspired
lounge chairs, ottomans and end tables complemented by faux-fur
throws, cozy plaid blankets and Turkish-style rugs. A freestanding
chimenea in the center of the dome ensures guests stay warm all night
long. Outside, a winter wonderland encapsulates the chalet domes,
with Viridis Japanese Maple, winterberry, whitespire
birch, spruce and juniper trees creating a
naturally festive ambience.
seasonal cuisine and cocktail menu at Chalet de Ning plays on the
cozy après-ski vibe. Highlights include a Chalet charcuterie
plate, spiced French onion dip with sourdough alpine crisp,
shrimp cocktail, gingerbread-spiced chocolate fondue
and more. A hand-crafted menu of specialty, seasonal cocktails will
also be available to enjoy. Customized group menus are available for
de Ning is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 pm
until 1:00 am. Bookable for private events seven days of the week,
the two domes can accommodate a full buyout of up to 50 people, with
a complete buyout of Salon de Ning Rooftop Bar and Terrace
accommodating up to 125 people. Chalet de Ning can accommodate
up to 30 people for a private seated dinner experience.
seeking a more intimate experience can host a semi-private event in
the small dome for 10 to 12 people or take advantage of two smaller
igloos available on the East Terrace to enjoy a variety of cocktails
or high-end bottle service.
The Very Best Gifts Along With Convenient Services To Make Gifting Easy, Nordstrom Is A One-Stop Holiday Destination For Customers
the season for cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks and gift-giving, and
is excited to offer customers the very best gifts for everyone on
their list, along with services to make gifting easy and fun. With
curated product in-store and on Nordstrom.com,
Nordstrom has thousands of gifts for everyone at every price point,
making the season of giving a little more convenient and a lot more
thrilled to welcome the holiday season and provide customers with a
single destination to find gifts for their friends and family,”
said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores. “We know this can
be a busy and stressful time of the year, and we hope to provide
great gifts at a range of price points coupled with convenient
services to take the guessing out of gifting so our customers can
spend more time doing the things they love.“
holiday season, Nordstrom.com
gifts for everyone with a curated selection of exclusive, unique and
tried-and-true items from brands customers know and love. From
festive candles, to the perfect winter jackets, Nordstrom makes it
easy and stress-free to shop the best gifts by recipient, price or
Gift Shop: More than 70 Nordstrom stores will feature “The
Gift Shop” – an all-in-one shop for the perfect gifts at
accessible prices, including $22 cozy hats, $16 candles and $12 tote
bags. The Gift Shop will also include new-to-Nordstrom brands like
DECIEM, Compartés Chocolatier and Joya Studio.
Rack Gift Shops: Nordstrom Rack will offer in-store gift
shops to make it easy for customers to shop its top giftable items
by recipient and price point during the holiday season. Nordstrom
Rack will also launch ‘Holideals‘ beginning December 8,
which will feature a series of specially priced items available for
a limited time.
the holidays with the latest iteration of Pop-In@Nordstrom
and the rest of the Peanuts
along with hundreds of uncommon gifts. Featuring 1,000+ items, the
shop will also feature a wide range of gifts at every price, such as
home décor, health and wellness, travel, tech, beauty, accessories
and much more.