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Bravo Top Chef Premiere Party

Top Chef Wisconsin Celebrates Season Premiere in Milwaukee

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Chefs in white coats. Knives ready. Kitchen stocked. Competition is set. Wisconsin is ready.

Wisconsin shined bright at the premiere party for the first episode of Bravo Top Chef Season 21 which aired on March 20. Held at Discovery World in Milwaukee along sparkling Lake Michigan, the red carpet was ready for the celebrity judges, chef contestants, food enthusiasts and local and regional officials.Bravo Top Chef Premiere Party red carpet

Walking the red carpet was head judge, Tom Colicchio, perennial judge, Gail Simmons and new host (and former Top Chef winner), Kristen Kish. Milwaukee’s own award-winning chef Paul Bartolotta and founder of The Bartolotta Restaurants, hosted the panel discussion before we collectively watched the season opener.… Read more

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Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Opens 3 New Restaurants

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Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun multi-million dollar renovation to bring three new global restaurants to their award winning all-inclusive resort is just a taste of what you will experience at this luxury property. From breakfast with an ocean view to lunch at the pool to cocktails at sunset to premium steak and seafood for dinner, your culinary journey will be filled with memories of the most delicious dishes.  la joya food

Recognized by Forbes Travel Guide as the best in Cancun, the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun All Inclusive Spa Resort has received Four Stars for its resort and Gem Spa.… Read more

A Luxury Tropical Vacation that includes a Gondola and Theme Parks

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Surrounded by the beauty of the Sierra Madres and the deep blue water of Banderas Bay is Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort. This award-winning luxury property offers a Mexican tropical vacation that will exceed your expectations. With five hotels, beautiful beaches and pools, world class golf courses, stunning accommodations, exceptional culinary options, and one new and very surprising activity, a soon to be open amusement park known as VidantaWorld.

VidantaWorld sign at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort

About Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Resort

Located just ten minutes from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) is Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. This large complex is a world in itself with its five resort hotels: The Estates, Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan and Mayan Palace.… Read more

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2023 National Ice Cream Month: Global Flavors, Plant Based and Frozen Novelties

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Bringing you the scoop for National Ice Cream Month! July is the time of year where we celebrate our favorite frozen dessert indulgences.

Brands are listening to consumer requests by creating unique flavors, childhood classics and health conscious options. The selection of sweet treats offering global flavors, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, bars, sandwiches and other frozen novelties has grown extensively. Check out this list of the latest ice cream desserts to hit the market during National Ice Cream Month. What will you try first?

National Ice Cream Month

GoodPopGood pop ice cream

GoodPop, the better-for-you frozen treat brand that cleans up your favorite childhood classics and exists to do good in the world. … Read more

Woman Founder Authority Magazine Interview

5 Ways to Succeed as a Woman Founder

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I have some very exciting news to share with you.  I was interviewed by Authority Magazine about being a Woman Founder! How amazing is that?!

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Five Ways to Succeed as a Woman Founder

Interviewer, Doug Noll, asked such thought-provoking questions about how Inspiring Kitchen came to be as well as what my experience has been building the company as a Woman Founder. As I responded to these questions, I realized how my career progression allowed me to use my extensive Marketing and Business Development knowledge to recognize a niche opportunity that became Inspiring Kitchen.

Five Things To Need to Thrive and Succeed as a Woman FounderWhat I appreciate so much about being included in this series on Woman Founders is having the opportunity to share the lessons I have learned.… Read more

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Bucket List Dude Ranch Vacation at Lone Mountain Ranch

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If vacationing at a dude ranch is on your bucket list, then Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana, is where you want to be. An authentically western experience with a historic feel along with the recently renovated B-Bar-K Cabin is how to experience the ranch lifestyle firsthand.

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Ever since its homestead in 1915, Lone Mountain Ranch has been a symbol of the American West. Located in the scenic town of Big Sky, Montana, the ranch offers warm and welcoming hospitality to all guests who want to experience ranch life. With history in mind, B-K has served many functions over the last century including use as a schoolhouse, central ranch dining room, and a wellness center.… Read more

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago dyeing the river

5 Fun Spots to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

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Have you ever seen the Chicago River turn green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day? Now’s your chance! Get in to the Irish spirit with so many fun activities this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago. River dyeing, festive food and beverage offerings, the Trinity Irish Dancers, high energy parades plus special hotel packages all to welcome you to the city. Read on to find a selection of 5 spots to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago.  
 

St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

 
HOTEL ZACHARY
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Hotel Zachary at Gallagher Way is Chicago’s most distinctive boutique hotel. Nestled just across the street from historic Wrigley Field, the property combines a vibrant, modern aesthetic and rich, classic elements with a unique neighborhood character that can’t be found anywhere else in Chicago.
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Nonnas Teach Cooking Classes in Italy at Tuscan Women Cook

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What could be better than learning to cook authentic Italian food from the grandmothers (nonnas) of Tuscany? One of my favorite ways to experience the lifestyle in different cities and countries is to explore their culinary world. From restaurants to home cooking to cooking classes to food markets and beyond, there are so many ways to immerse yourself in the culture. 
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Located in the heart of Tuscany, Tuscan Women Cook celebrates the food and culture of the Italian region with their popular culinary vacation. Ensconced in the beautiful village of Montefollonico, Tuscan Women Cook offers an immersive cooking program to their guests.
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Art Filled All Inclusive Hotel Xcaret Arte Resort in Riviera Maya

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A luxury, all-inclusive resort where you are surrounded by Mexican art designed by local and national artisans, award winning chefs creating menus at more than 9 diverse restaurants, scenery that envelopes you in its tropical beauty, cenotes, infinity and rooftop pools and a spa that is built in to the natural rock caves. This is Hotel Xcaret Arte.

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Opened in 2021, Xcaret Arte is the second of three properties in the Grupo Xcaret family. Located just 45 minutes from Cancun in Riviera Maya, each of the hotels are designed to welcome guests looking for a family (Xcaret Mexico), adults only (Xcaret Arte) or boutique (La Casa de la Playa) vacation experience.… Read more

14 Products to Keep You Warm and Cozy this Winter

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When you live in a winter climate, hibernating indoors may seem like a tempting idea. But why not make the most of it by enjoying the beauty that nature brings? Even with the sun shining, you will need to protect yourself from the cold from your head to your toes. This selection of 14 products will keep you warm and cozy this winter and even includes a surprise offering.  

Enjoying the Outdoors in Comfort

Keep your feet warm with Reimot boots

Cold weather shouldn’t stop you from enjoying nature and exploring the landscape around you. But it’s only fun to adventure if you have footwear to keep your feet warm and dry, and with good traction to bite into slippery terrain.… Read more