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The “Way of” the Luxury Dinner Party

An Aesthetic Look at Life, Beauty, and Japanese Cuisine… “Sensuality,” “aesthetics,” and “opulence”… these are some of the traits that gourmet home chefs and hosts who entertain guests with luxury dinner parties strive for.  But creating an experience of “true luxury” for guests is an art that even the most cultured chef and host must […]

Books & Literature


Author Roman Payne Discusses Wandering and His New Novel, “The Love of Europa”

Reprinted from "To wander is to be alive." - Roman Payne ABOVE:  The wanderer stops to take respite as he roams about. "Wandering is the major theme of both my life and my work - and they are the same thing." - Roman Payne On … [Continue Reading]


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Remembering Old Traditions of Swiss Delicacies

As a child, I loved the Swiss dessert delicacy, from the tiny canton in Appenzell, we called the “biberli”. It was reserved as a reward for quality accomplishments and holiday celebrations in our home. The original recipe was an extremely delicate almond paste and honey, sandwiched between a richly perfumed cake, soft and dense like […]

Lifestyle Trends

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Fine Art, Regional Food and Wines, the Spectacular Swiss Alps

By Gian Carlo Casparis Wine Tours Switzerland is pleased to partner with Bad RagARTz to bring to … [Continue Reading]

Travel & Tourism


Cathar history in the South of France

By. Natalie Trent - La Dolce Vita Azille   Cathar sites & ruins in the South of France The abundance of Cathar history in the Aude region of the South of France is amazing, with many castles, sites & ruins strategically placed on … [Continue Reading]

Wellness & Fitness



What is Thalassotherapy? From the Greek word Thalassa meaning “ocean,” true Thalassotherapy includes incorporating all of the healthy marine elements by way of water exercise, ingestion of salty … [Continue Reading]



Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Diana Garcia Gonzalez From France’s Château Teynac

Mila Pantovich, Lifestyle Editor, There may be a large gender divide in many … [Continue Reading]

Designer Quotes

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The Salmon

“The Salmon who lives beneath the Alaskan breeze is the diet of the gods of the Northern Seas”  

Daily Literary Quote

She belonged to no man

“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city” ― Roman Payne