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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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Tempting Tuesday: Tea for Two at The Cadogan Hotel

January 8, 2013

LONDON, UK – Though Knightsbridge, London is stuffed with designer shops and fine dining, it hasn’t lost its English charm, which is why it’s one of our favorite neighborhoods to indulge in some retail therapy while absorbing the essence of the city. One of our favorite hotels in the area,… (more)
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Tea trumps the Parisian penchant for espresso at Mariage Frères

July 16, 2012

PARIS, FRANCE – With all the recent talk about London (the Queen’s Jubilee, the Olympics, etc.), I can’t help but conjure up an image of a quintessentially English tradition: tea. Bizarrely enough, while afternoon tea in London is a favorite pastime of mine, when I think of tea purveyors themselves,… (more)
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The Hunt: Hot Beverages

December 1, 2011

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be in at that time. We wanted to share with you, our readers, some of our finds from around the world! This week’s theme in light… (more)
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Prim, Proper, and Perfect at Bettys

July 20, 2010

HARROGATE, UK – World travelers love to tread the unbeaten trail. Yet after days spent deciphering local lingo and discovering that those not-so-frequented pubs are not-so-frequented for a reason, sometimes it’s worth paying a little more for an overdone, but fulfillment-guaranteed, tradition. When in London, nothing could be more traditional,… (more)
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A secret hideout in Koreatown at Hwa Sun Ji (shhhhhh…)

February 19, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – There’s always something oxymoronic about revealing a city’s best-kept secrets. On the one hand, the fact that a spot is both awesome and only frequented by those in-the-know warrants its mention. On the other hand, if you mention it, well then… it’s no longer a secret.… (more)