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In Destinations: No trip to Taiwan is complete without a visit to the old streets of historic towns and villages. I walked into the Jiufen Tea House and, all of a sudden, centuries seemed to peel-back and I had entered China in the Sung dynasty.By Manos Angelakis  Read More...

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In the Spa section: Rarely do I review day spas, but SPHATIKA® - located on the fashionable upper east side of Manhattan - is an exception due to the vision of its creator and owner Janet League-Katzin.  By Barbara Angelakis Read More...

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In Restaurant Notes: Live Aqua, has reinvented the all-inclusive experience with innovative gourmet cuisine and premium wines and spirits. This is a resort that is all about awakening and enhancing the senses. By Babbie De Derian                 Read More...

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In the Gastronomy section: The recent opening of Gourmanoff in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach, rivals Harrod’s in product quality and variety. Gourmanoff has 15,000 square feet of space in which it stocks a most unique selection of upmarket domestic and imported delicacies. By Manos Angelakis                 Read More...

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In The Arts section: The Mostly Mozart Festival is held annually at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, with Music Director Maestro Louis Langrée at the helm. The Festival Orchestra is made-up of musicians drawn from top American orchestras that come together each summer for just five weeks and meld their individual sounds into a unified whole under the Maestro’s leadership. By Barbara Angelakis  Read More...                                                           

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In Hotels & Resorts: At the preternatural point of land where the fresh waters of the Connecticut River merge with the salty waters of Long Island Sound, you will find the Tagliatela family’s Saybrook Point Inn & Spa. By Barbara Angelakis                 Read More...

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In the Oeno File: In antiquity, a part of what is now Bulgaria, was occupied by the Thracians. Many ancient authors commented about the incredible drinking capabilities of the Thracians because Thrace was known as a wine-producing area. By Manos Angelakis Read More...

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Also in Destinations: Without crossing the Atlantic,  Francophiles can practice their "parlez-vous Francais,” dine on Continental cuisine, and revel in old world charm, in the UNESCO World Heritage capital city of Quebec. By Sharon King Hoge                  Read More...

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Also in the Oeno File: Priorat is a small Catalan region  that produces big red wines from vines grown on heat-trapping slate. Visiting Priorat, a wine-lover will find numerous wineries that make outstanding wines from mostly two traditional Spanish grapes, Garnatxa and Samsó. By Manos Angelakis   Read More...

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Also in Restaurant Notes: Pass the spoon bread and hold that sissy sauce! Roanoke is moving from a quiet hum to a new vibe, and its restaurants are ahead of the curve when it comes to farm-to-table. By Carol Stigger
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