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BOTIWALLA: A PLEASURABLE LUNCH IN PONCE CITY MARKET ATLANTA.

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With a mere six months under its belt, Botiwalla by Chai Pani has made a clear statement in Atlanta's historic Sears and Roebuck building. The restaurant is conceived specifically for the Ponce City Market. Botiwalla is simply a great place to stop by and enjoy a quick lunch. The very atmosphere and its placement in the ever-growing mixed-use development[...]

EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF GUNSHOW RESTAURANT, ATLANTA.

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As we walked up to Gunshow Atlanta, people conversed and debated among themselves if the fish or the fried okra was the best dish. When we stepped into Gunshow it was surprisingly loud for a restaurant of its culinary magnitude. We sat down at a communal table surrounded by eight strangers, laughing, smiling, eating, and talking. Guests enjoyed their foo[...]

ENJOYING HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND FITNESS AT THE OAKS AT OJAI.

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Nestled in northern Ventura County is the Oaks at Ojai. The venue has a serene, yet upbeat atmosphere for guests who are committed to fitness. The Oaks is located in the lively art community of Ojai where guests can get away from their busy lives and enjoy a myriad of activities the small town has to offer. The Ojai Valley sits in a unique East-West directio[...]

REST AND RELAXATION AT THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL ATLANTA.

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At 42 stories high, sits an intimate and secluded destination that might just escape the busy onlooker's gaze. The Mandarin Oriental Atlanta is an intimate and relaxing destination situated off of Peachtree Road in the heart of Buckhead. With local shopping and high-end dining within walking distance of the hotel, it's central to the city. Upon [...]

DAOU VINEYARDS OPENS DOORS FOR ITS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CELEBRATION.

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It was a party that would make F. Scott Fitzgerald proud. DAOU Vineyards & Winery celebrated its third annual membership party in December 2016 with a bang. This year's soiree was themed after Fitzgerald's iconic novel, The Great Gatsby. The wine flowed, and with a charcuterie spread to die for, party guests took in the ethereal sights of the hills o[...]

CHAMONIX, THE SKIING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

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Written by special DLX correspondent, Tim Baker For most people, the winter holidays mean the chance to hit the slopes and take a much-needed break from work and everyday worries. While there’s no doubt that  the French Alps are a ski heaven that you can enjoy regardless of your budget, some ski resorts are particularly known for their spectacular slopes an[...]

THE PERFECT VIEW - BILBAO, SPAIN.

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Ordering my glass of Rioja red, gazing out from the rooftop terrace on which I was stationed, it was hard to think of anything bad going on in the world. I’d forgotten about Hurricane Matthew bearing down on my newly purchased home in South Florida. I’d forgotten about the election and I’d forgotten about every person who’d asked me if I would be safe when I[...]

AN OLD WORLD POLYNESIA FOODIES PARADISE: MAMA'S FISH HOUSE.

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The story of Mama's Fish House is tale of adventure, exploration and passion. Before Maui had become a tourist destination and there was only one inn in Lahaina priced at a meager $10 a night, a very young Floyd and Doris Christenson flew to Hawaii on the new TWA prop-jet because their friends had told them about the enchanting island of Maui. They instan[...]

THE ULTIMATE TROPICAL DINING EXPERIENCE: DUO AT THE FOUR SEASONS.

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  After your adventurous Maui excursions, relax with a candle-lit dinner at DUO at the Four Seasons Maui. Nestled in Wailea, you can dine beneath oversized white umbrellas with a grand view of a brightly lit fountain and illuminated aquamarine pool. As you sit, you will hear the sounds of waves crashing from the Pacific Ocean while flickering tik[...]

HOME AWAY FROM HOME AT BERNIC HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY.

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Article courtesy of DLX Guest Contributor Gemma Stafford from Bigger Bolder Baking. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit for work and play, but it wasn’t until I stayed at the Bernic Hotel that I found my home away from home. From our first interaction with the staff, I knew the Bernic Hotel was bound to be a special place. We arrived [...]

THE ULTIMATE HOLISTIC HAWAIIAN SPA EXPERIENCE: THE OLAVINE SPA.

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The Olavine Spa is a boutique spa and salon located in the quaint city of Wailea. Perched on the 2nd floor, it is a popular destination for world travelers and locals alike.  The word 'Olavine' is inspired by the Hawaiian word “ola” which means life and health and the English word, olivine,  an enchanting lava mineral said to have properties of calmness p[...]