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Tempting Tuesday: Bond No. 9 Turns 10!

October 15, 2013

NEW YORK, USA – The famed New York City perfumery, Bond No.9, is celebrating its tenth birthday and wants its biggest fans to join the celebration. The unique shop attracts Big Apple fashionistas who are looking to find the signature scent that matches their personality and preferred NYC destination. Stop in… (more)
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  • Sights & Activities

Eat and Haggle in NYC’s Chinatown

June 5, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – Chinatown’s colorful and lively culture has been attracting tourists and natives alike to lower Manhattan for years. While recent immigrants have been populating the neighborhoods in Flushing (Queens) and Sunset Park (Brooklyn), the Chinatown found in lower Manhattan is one of the oldest and largest… (more)
  • Spas

Tempting Tuesday: the Best of Bliss

August 21, 2012

NEW YORK, USA—Whether going back to school, a full-time work schedule, or simply welcoming fall, there’s nothing quite like a spa visit to get us ready for the next season. Booking a treatment at Bliss is a safe bet for fabulous beautifying services with a playful approach. We love… (more)
Photo courtesy of Bocca di Lupo
  • Restaurants

Test your Italian know-how at Bocca di Lupo

May 14, 2010

LONDON, UK – If one was to go by typical American notions of Italian cuisine, you’d think they were eating chicken parm and meatballs in every corner of the country.  Of course, food sophisticates (like all you Purple Passport readers) know better, appreciating the nuances of regional Italian cuisine from… (more)
  • Hotels

Firmdale fandom leaps across the pond at Crosby Street Hotel

November 1, 2009

NEW YORK, USA – I’ve stayed in several of this group’s hotels in London and have become a big fan, so when they opened up their first New York location, I had to send out a little woohoo! The British Firmdale Hotels group, of which London’s Haymarket, Soho Hotel, and Charlotte… (more)