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9 Mar

The Top 10 NYC Bibimbaps

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Chipotle who? With Korean beauty exploding on the scene it’s no surprise that Korean food is not far behind. If you haven’t had bibimbap it’s sort of a mashup of all our fave things; rice, vegetables, hot sauce, sometimes yummy runny eggs and other delicious stuff. Oh and did we mention it’s served in a chic hot bowl which keeps the dish warm while you Instagram, er, we mean eat it? Ok no, it’s not quite as healthy as salad, but it’s delicious and filling, and possibly a lesser-of-two-evils sort of comfort food. Step out of your comfort zone and delve into this fab list of delicious bibimbap joints. You’ll be thanking us (and planning a trip to Seoul) in no time… Check out...
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9 Mar

10 Airlines Offering Real Food You’ll Actually Want To Eat

So chill and refreshing—just like Hawaii! Photo: IslandsR4Me / Flickr

In this modern age, you should be thankful for airlines that offer free peanuts, pretzels, and soda without charging you an arm and a leg. Unless of course you are referring to ever shrinking leg space, in which case, you are out of luck.

With most American carriers, even when you can get a real meal (as opposed to a “snack box”), what arrives is a far cry from anything other civilized cultures would call a “meal.”

But it’s not like that everywhere. In fact, many wonderful airlines are serving legitimate, easy-to-identify items, that aren’t reserved just for first and business class. Here are ten we’d happily dine on.

 

1. Emirates

Now that is a mile-high breakfast of champions! Photo: Sarah Ackerman / Flickr
Now that is a mile-high breakfast of champions! Photo: Sarah Ackerman / Flickr
Middle Eastern food is the main attraction...
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9 Mar

A Perfect Day In Belgium

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When Ilse Cornelissens and her husband Tim van Geloven opened Graanmarkt 13, a four-story multi-purpose complex designed by Vincent van Duysen, it hardly blended into the abandoned Antwerp square they chose as its home. The concept was simple: everything you love in one spot. Six years later, the space—which, from the ground up, consists of a Michelin-starred restaurant, an uber-chic concept boutique, a pop-up gallery space, and a hotel-style apartment for rent (previously home to the couple and their two children)—has revitalized the neighborhood and become Antwerp's most innovative and sought-after one-stop luxury shop. Here, Ilse shares a day's worth of her favorite places to eat, shop, and visit in Antwerp.

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Courtesy of Graanmarkt13
9:00 a.m. I like to have breakfast at home. There are...
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8 Mar

Behold The World’s Most Spectacular Rooftop Bars

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Sometimes living the high life is just a matter of knowing where you can get a killer cocktail and an amazing view. So all hail the roof bar. Whether it’s the top of a skyscraper or a relaxed terrace in the sun, there’s just something so right about kicking back with a cool drink and some altitude.

We’ve picked ten of the best places around the world to raise the bar.

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Bar Park, Lisbon, Portugal This Lisbon bar may be on the rooftop of a car park in Barrio Alto, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the city’s coolest hangouts. Sit among the fan palms and succulents on simple wooden benches and swig liqueurs with the laid back...
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8 Mar

7 Cool New York City Boutiques You Should Be Following on Instagram

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If you’re looking for cool accounts to follow on Instagram, you might be surprised that indie boutiques are some of your best bets, not only for the tempting merchandise. Under-the-radar shops are stepping up and becoming less centered on product shots and becoming more curated to include art, editorials, runway shots, and images of real women sporting the fashion they sell, all while staying true to their core mission.

Below, see seven New York City boutiques whose feeds are nothing short of fabulous.

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Who: Sincerely Tommy, the Brooklyn-based concept store Follow them for: Abstract art, sculptures, shoe still lifes, closely cropped shots of interesting makeup,...
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8 Mar

8 Must-Visit Destinations For Solo Female Travellers

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When it comes to travelling, we can't get enough of it. Wanderlust is in our genes. There's not a city in the world we don't want to visit at least once, and being female certainly isn't going to hold us back either. I learned so much from travelling alone as a woman—I even met The One—but there are definitely some places we'd recommend more than others. And before you plan your solitary adventure, here's what you need to know. Scroll down to see our top must-visit destinations for solo female travellers.

 
Stockholm, Sweden

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Photo: Zanita Whittington for Refinery 29
If you only visit one place as a female traveller, make it Sweden. According to the 2015 Prosperity Index, Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark) ranked...
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7 Mar

5 Unexpected Warm-Weather Getaways for Spring Break

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Spring may be tantalizingly close, but with the balmy breezes just outside our grasp, it’s time to consider making the annual spring-break pilgrimage to warmer climes. And we’re not talking Señor Frog’s and overcrowded beaches. If it’s sunny and secluded you’re after, you’ll have to go beyond the tourist hot spots and opt for locales that are just slightly more off the beaten path. Here, five alternate warm-weather getaways, from a bucolic hideaway in Cuba to a yoga retreat in Sri Lanka.

If you love Kauai, Hawaii, try Viñales, Cuba.

Vinales. The countryside in the Vinales area of Cuba is stunning. It's lush and green and where they grow tobacco for their famous cigars. I thought it looked something from the...
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6 Mar

Where To Eat, Shop, And Stay in Madrid

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When it comes to Spain, Barcelona usually gets all the glory, but Madrid, with its Baroque boulevards and superb shopping, is just as worthy a destination. We tapped some of the city's most plugged-in natives to share their local haunts.

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Laura Somoza: When not conceptualizing fashion shoots or designing her jewelry line, Ouibyou (Gisele's a fan), ELLE España senior fashion editor Laura Somoza, 39, can be found at one of the Spanish capital's hot spots, many of which she writes about on Loving It, her blog on the magazine's website.

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Hinds: An all-female Spanish garage-rock band (guitarists Ana García Perrote and Carlotta Cosials, bassist Ade...
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6 Mar

Here’s Exactly What To Pack For Your Tropical Getaway

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Your tickets are purchased, your hotel is booked, and your Kindle is loaded with beach reads—now all you need is a wardrobe worthy of your tropical destination. These beachy picks are the lighthearted pieces you’ve been craving since winter began. All the essentials are here; just don’t forgot your sunscreen.

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SONG OF STYLE
LUST FOR LIFE
LUST FOR LIFE
@WEWOREWHAT
@WEWOREWHAT
@ALWAYSJUDGING
@ALWAYSJUDGING
PEACE LOVE SHEA
PEACE LOVE SHEA
GARY PEPPER GIRL
GARY PEPPER GIRL
SINCERELY JULES
SINCERELY JULES
THE BLOND SALAND
THE BLOND SALAND

Written by AEMILIA MADDEN, writer for whowhatwear.com

Source - http://www.whowhatwear.com/what-pack-tropical-vacation/

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3 Mar

7 Simple Tricks to Packing for a Weekend Getaway

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Everybody’s working for the weekend—and, more specifically, for the brief, joyous weekend jaunts that veritably save our sanity. But packing for those getaways? That doesn’t evoke quite the same level of joy. One can hardly pack a suite of luggage without looking a bit silly, and fitting all of your essentials in a tiny weekender can be tricky. Pack incorrectly and even the best-laid travel plans can run amok when suitcase snafus come into play.

So what is a savvy traveler to do? Fear not—here, seven smart tips for packing a foolproof weekender bag.

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Photo: Courtesy of One Kings Lane
1 / 7 Divide and Conquer Never underestimate the calming power of hyper-organized pouches. As weekend trips can feel rushed and frantic, grouping similar...
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