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“Chic-o” de Mayo: Celebrate Mexican Heritage in Style

May 5, 2014

GLOBAL – The fifth of May is an annual celebration of Mexican pride, commemorating as it does a Mexican victory over French forces back in 1862. In the US and Europe, the fiestas that mark Cinco de Mayo often tend to be of the kitschy kind, in which the only… (more)
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Friday Finds: Arrivals and Departures

January 3, 2014

New Year’s provides an unusual vantage point. Fixed inescapably between the end of one year and the beginning of another, it offers an unrivaled view of both. But years aren’t the only things that close and open between December and January. As our favorite digital media mavens show, high-profile hotels… (more)
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Fortuitous Foods for the New Year in New York City and Washington, DC

January 1, 2014

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, DC, US – Waking up on January 1 can be both exciting and scary. While entering a new year allows for unbounded optimism, it can feel like a trial to step into unfamiliar territory with nothing but New Year’s resolutions for guidance. So it’s no surprise… (more)
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Cookie Season: Our Fave New York Bakeries Sweeten the Holidays

December 22, 2013

NEW YORK, US – Ok, so we don’t really need a reason to eat cookies. Aren’t their sugary flavor and chewy texture reasons enough? If ever we did need a more legitimate excuse, though, it would be winter weather that just about begs us to chomp into a buttery slice… (more)
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Friday Finds: Christmas on the Town

December 20, 2013

There are few meals out there that can beat homemade mashed potatoes; Christmas ham; and Grandma’s famous fruitcake with brandy, cherries, and pecans. That said, there are several high-end chefs we’d trust with just about anything, up to and including Christmas dinner. According to our favorite blogs, the restaurants they… (more)
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Meet Estherina Lukman of Estherina’s World

December 4, 2013

Estherina Lukman has never known what it’s like not to travel the world. Raised attending international schools across Asia, Esther, as she’s also known, learned to view the whole world—not any one part of it—as home. Self-evidently possessed of an acute visual flair, the sartorial smartie (she’s pursuing her law… (more)
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Eating to the Beet: Where to Savor Winter’s Seasonal Treat

December 1, 2013

GLOBAL – Recent shifts in the culinary world towards local and sustainable food practices have driven us to focus more carefully on monthly produce variety. With winter on its way, the transition of seasons marks the beginning of dwindling crop diversity. But that doesn’t mean our gastronomical color palette has… (more)
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The Hunt: Best Blind Date Spots

November 7, 2013

GLOBAL – Every week, the Purple Passport team goes in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. This week, we’re dishing out our favorite blind date spots! While they can be the most terrifying dates, those blind set-ups are also the most thrilling.… (more)
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The Hunt: Best Happy Hours to Attend with Coworkers

October 17, 2013

GLOBAL – Every week, the Purple Passport team goes in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. This week, we’re dishing out our favorite places to grab an after-work drink with your office mates. So if you’re celebrating your team’s successes or just… (more)
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The Hunt: The Best Places to Actually Get Your Work Done

October 10, 2013

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. This week, we’re dishing out our favorite places to work, our “coffices,” if you will. So if you’re looking for a new spot to recharge yourself… (more)
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