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History in the baking at A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

April 8, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – In the borough of Brooklyn, a freshly baked pizza isn’t only a cheap-’n'-tasty meal−it’s also a canvas of history. The famous combination of thin crust, rich tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and toppings was brought by the waves of Italian immigrants who settled in New York,… (more)
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A Stylish Guide to Manhattan’s Greenwich Village and Union Square

April 7, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA -Greenwich Village and Union Square, two adjacent New York neighborhoods in Manhattan, share the distinction of having colorful political pasts and lively cultural presents. A visit to both is sure to leave you intellectually enriched, playfully pampered, and especially well fed. The birthplace of the Beat movement… (more)
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A sacred oasis at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City

April 6, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – Given that New York is one of the world’s most formidable fashion and media capitals, it’s not surprising that tourists and locals alike worship at the twin altars of shopping and entertainment. Yet amid this consumer-driven culture, there are reminders that New Yorkers (and visitors… (more)
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Friday Finds: Hotel Wining, Dining, and Poolside Fun in LA

April 5, 2013

We’re dreaming of a California vacation. Here’s a roundup of coverage on our favorite Los Angeles area hotels this week. Tablet features Bar Marmont at Chateau Marmont, Cactus Lounge at The Standard Hollywood, Tower Bar at Sunset Tower Hotel, Skybar at the Mondrian Los Angeles, RH Bar at the… (more)
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The Hunt: 5 Great Ways to Celebrate Spring

April 4, 2013

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. With lovely April weather in effect, a relative statement as Jenn’s post below will attest, Team Purple celebrated spring in these ways: The Inn at… (more)
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6 Great Taipei Markets for Day and Night

April 3, 2013

A city constantly on the move, Taipei is a place where ancient tradition and modern pragmatism seamlessly intertwine. Superstition coexists comfortably with science, quaint colonial architecture holds its own alongside futuristic skyscrapers, and—best of all—old-school marketplaces are as popular as high-end malls. These bustling marketplaces offer everything from flowers and electronics… (more)
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Tempting Tuesday: Fashion-Forward goes Vintage at Resurrection, NYC

April 2, 2013

NEW YORK, NY—There’s no better way to witness fashion in New York than to simply step outside in the city’s stylish neighborhoods. The sidewalks and subway stations of Manhattan are its best runways and everyone is a part of the fashion show. When we’re looking for vintage statement pieces to… (more)
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Introducing: The Purple Passport Partnership with RoomCritic

April 1, 2013

When you’re splurging on a luxury hotel room, be it for business or pleasure, you want to be sure you’re happy as a clam for all those clams. But since hotels often pump up their property’s virtues (and minimize their shortcomings) with clever language and flattering photos, it can sometimes… (more)
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Positively electric at Times Square in New York City

March 31, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – With its massive illuminated billboards, the constantly running Times Square News Ticker, and the bright lights of Broadway, Times Square is one of the most brilliantly lit places in New York, if not the planet. Yes, it’s true: from an environmental standpoint, it’s hard to… (more)
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Shop, eat, drink, and spa around The Opposite House in Beijing

March 30, 2013

BEIJING, CHINA – When in Beijing, we love staying at The Opposite House for its stunning green glass facade, natural wood interiors, luxe amenities, and superb service. But we’re equally enamored of what lies outside the hotel’s doors: the stellar shopping, dining, nightlife, and pampering available in the surrounding Sanlitun… (more)