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Sunset Lounge Mondrian South Beach
  • Nightlife
The Hunt: Outdoor Bars with the Best Views

November 21, 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, our team has arrived in the tropical cities and we’re basking in the sunshine, warmth, and perfectly sultry atmospheres. In honor of our trip,… (more)
PX in DC
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A Double Time Warp at PX in Alexandria, Virginia

November 20, 2013

OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, US – Located just south of Washington, DC, Old Town Alexandria in Virginia offers a perfect escape from the hubbub of the big city. A former stomping ground of the Founding Fathers, Old Town transports visitors back to colonial times. And PX, in the heart of Old… (more)
  • Restaurants
Get Fluent in Tacos and Tequila at El Centro D.F. in Washington, DC

November 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Back in school, we took Spanish class because we loved everything about Latin culture−the food, the music, and especially the margaritas−but we had a little difficulty getting past the subjunctive. Luckily, at El Centro D.F. near Washington, DC’s impossibly hip U Street neighborhood, we don’t need… (more)
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  • Restaurants
  • Restaurants
The Perfect Excuse for Fried Fare: Thanksgivukkah in Los Angeles and New York

November 18, 2013

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, US – There’s a new term circulating for the holiday phenomenon coming up next week: Thanksgivukkah. It’s the first time that the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah (which begins this year at sundown on November 27) and Thanksgiving (November 28) will overlap. The holiday’s start date… (more)
  • Restaurants
  • Restaurants
Meet Molly Yeh of My Name Is Yeh

November 17, 2013

Molly Yeh refuses to be backed into any one corner, and so does her blog. The bubbly personality behind My Name is Yeh is not only an avowed foodie—she’s contributed to Food52 and Time Out New York’s food section, among others—but she earned a percussion degree from Juilliard and charts… (more)
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Addicted to Chinatown Coffee Co. in Washington, DC

November 16, 2013

Washington, DC, US – Whether it be strong coffee, potent spirits, or lightning-fast Wi-Fi, this hip H Street café in Washington, DC has the “Intelligentsia” (coffee), the “Lucid”-ity (absinthe), and the right (Internet) connections to feed all addictions. Just a warning: you may become hooked. Caffeine fiends can start the… (more)
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  • Restaurants
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Friday Finds: Cold-Weather Cuppa Competition

November 15, 2013

As temperatures plummet, we’re prone to making up for lost degrees in furious fits of warm beverage-drinking. And while coffee might keep us going energy-wise in wintry climates, a cup of joe is not (quite) enough to thaw our shivering selves. No, even these caffeine addicts need to turn to… (more)
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  • Sights & Activities
The Hunt: Must-See Museum Exhibits Before the End of the Year

November 14, 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 exploring the best museum exhibits in our respective towns. From seasonal to traveling collections, the constantly changing and rotating museum collections bring us… (more)
Little Serow
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A Hidden Shrine to Spicy Thai at Little Serow in Washington, DC

November 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – With no sign out front, no phone, and a minimalist website, Little Serow in Washington, DC goes about business as if it were a secretive, underground supper club. Clearly, the marketing policy of this unpretentious Northern Thai restaurant is based on the principle of attraction, not… (more)
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The Art of the Perfect Present at the Galeries Lafayette in Paris

November 12, 2013

Paris, FRANCE – As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to begin thinking about standout ideas that meet the unofficial gift-giving criteria, which include: utility, uniqueness, and enjoyment. While soap may seem like the quintessential present for moments of desperation (a bit like socks or chocolates), the French brand,… (more)
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