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North America Archives - Page 10 of 12 - The Cultureur | For the Modern Global Citizen

Top 11 Foodie Musts in Washington D.C.

February 3, 2013
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Travel + food = a match made in heaven. Indulging in the finest the city has to offer has carved a permanent home on all my travel itineraries. I love trying out new restaurants (high end and low end), asking locals for recommendations, sampling hole-in-the-wall favorites of […]

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Happy Groundhog Day!

February 2, 2013
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February 2 marks Groundhog Day in the United States and parts of Canada. Origins of the day date back to 1841 in southern Pennsylvania, in the town of Punxsutawney to be exact. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this […]

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Photo Essay: A Day for the History Books — President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration

February 1, 2013
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If you’ve been following me on this space or my other social media channels, you’ll know how excited I was to attend the  57th Inauguration Ceremony for President Barack Obama in Washington DC. Since 2008, it had found a home on my bucket list and 10 […]

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Pour Like a Pro: Mixology Class at the Sofitel Hotel in Chicago

January 29, 2013
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As Maid of Honor in my sister’s wedding last year, it was my duty to plan her Bachelorette Party weekend. She had friends flying in from both coasts, so I figured Chicago would be the best option, as it was the midway point (relatively) and she hadn […]

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Photo Essay: The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles Through the Lens

January 8, 2013
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Perched atop a stunning hill in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Getty Center overlooks the vast cityscape of the greater Los Angeles area. Its exceptional contemporary architecture, wide array of pre-20th century art, colorful gardens, and panoramic views are its crowning glories. Richard Meier, the architect, built […]

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Photo Essay: The Grove + Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles During Christmas

December 24, 2012
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Los Angeles isn’t my top choice for the holidays, but it does hold its own ground. Well, kind of…pockets of it, at least. Fake snow cascading down and sparkly lights snaked around palm trees at The Grove and on Rodeo Drive do make for a festive […]

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[Recipe] Rice Krispies Treats

December 14, 2012
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At the request of one of my subscribers, I’ve decided to post the recipe for the age-old American favorite, rice krispies treats. My version veers slightly on the healthier side, so it’s not as gooey and rich as some may like. Temper the ingredients to […]

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Photo Essay: Traveling the World for the Love of Macarons

December 9, 2012
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All around the world, the bright rainbow colors have intrigued my eyes and tantalized my taste buds…

Los Angeles: Bottega Louie

Paris/London/NYC: Ladurée

London/Washington DC/Brussels: Paul

London/Paris: Pierre Hermé

San Francisco: L’Artisan

NYC: Bisous Ciao […]

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English 2.0: Relearning English, British Style

December 9, 2012
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As a native English speaker, I always felt pretty confident in my English language abilities. All the right signs were there: I loved English class in school, worked as a freelance journalist, taught English at an NGO, and thoroughly enjoyed writing. That is, until I moved to the […]

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The Best Macarons in Los Angeles…

December 6, 2012
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are nestled on the sprawling shelves of trendy downtown French bistro and bakery, Bottega Louie. Just because it’s LA, don’t assume that you’ll find “skinny macarons”; there’s no skimping on size and thickness here. The real differences are the taste, texture, and grand range […]

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