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After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak

BANGKOK — When the V.V.I.P. customers disembarked from their limousines at the Krystal Exclusive Club in Bangkok, young women in tiaras, angel wings and not much else sometimes greeted them. The V.V.I.P. clientele were whisked to the V.V.I.P. rooms, with their padded walls and plush sofas. Thai government bigwigs partied at Krystal — one of its mottos is “the luxury entertainment of night light” — as did diplomats, army officers…

June Millington: Buddhist, Rockstar, and Pioneer

When June Millington and her sister, Jean, first began singing and performing music in their early teens, they never thought they would one day become part of one of the leading all-female rock bands of the very masculine 1970s music scene, let alone the the first all-female rock band to release an album with a major American record label. “It was like being in our own club,” Millington, now 73,…

Global Traveler Announces 18th Annual GT Tested Reader Survey Awards

YARDLEY, Pa., Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The results are in! For the 18th consecutive year, Global Traveler conducted its GT Tested Reader Survey, asking frequent luxury travelers to name the best in a variety of travel-related categories. More than 22,000 people responded. Global Traveler’s inaugural awards were celebrated in 2004. The survey honors airlines, hotels, loyalty programs and travel-related products in more than 80 categories. GT’s distinguished readers vote…

11 Vegan Mexican Candies and Treats You Need to Try 

Across the United States, candy is often synonymous with “sweet.” Chewy Airheads, sweet-and-tart Smarties, and strawberry licorice twists are guaranteed to satisfy the inevitable midday sugar craving. Even accidentally vegan Sour Patch Kids promises a kick of sweetness after its signature sour flavor melts away. Despite the prevalence of sugary treats in the US, a visit to our southern neighbor quickly reveals that candy doesn’t always have to equal sweet. …

Update: My Hong Kong Transit Dilemma – Live and Let’s Fly

I left you hanging and owe you an update. No, I did not decide to chance it and instead cancelled my trip from Hong Kong to London due to my transit dilemma. But that has left me with another dilemma on my hands. When even Danny Lee of the South China Morning Post warmed me not to attempt the trip, I knew it would have been foolishness (at best) and…

Openings and Closings: Alba at Granduca, The Palm Downtown

Alba Ristorante, 1080 Uptown Park Boulevard, opens October 2 for dinner at the Hotel Granduca, in time for the hotel’s 15th anniversary celebrations. The hotel’s owner and developer, Giorgio Borlenghi, brought in designer Kara Childress to redesign the restaurant space, creating an intimate dining room and cozy champagne bar that carries out the elegant Italian design elements seen throughout the hotel itself. Those elements include a bar and doors from…

After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak

BANGKOK — When the V.V.I.P. customers disembarked from their limousines at the Krystal Exclusive Club in Bangkok, young women in tiaras, angel wings and not much else sometimes greeted them. The V.V.I.P. clientele were whisked to the V.V.I.P. rooms, with their padded walls and plush sofas. Thai government bigwigs partied at Krystal — one of its mottos is “the luxury entertainment of night light” — as did diplomats, army officers…

Best Rooftop Dining 2021

NW Second Avenue in Wynwood is known for its eye-popping murals, selfie-obsessed pedestrians, and all-around chaos, but some of the juiciest and most flavorful jerk chicken and oxtail in the city can be found in an inconspicuous eatery just a block north of the hustle-bustle, where a headless mannequin painted in the colors and pattern of the Jamaican flag marks the entrance. Ian Curtis, AKA Chef Slim, runs the kitchen,…

Homing’s In, Going Out, June 4-11, 2021

As we continue into Pride month, let’s indulge in LGBT-specific arts, nightlife and community events, while also considering our straight allies’ goings-on, if they behave. ARTSDANCE, OPERA, THEATREAfroSolo Arts FestivalStreaming performances of ‘Black Men: Embracing Our Light,’ June 9-13, and ‘Courage Unde Fire: The Liberation of Elroy,’ June 17-20. Free on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/AfroSoloTV/featured Alvin Ailey American Dance TheatreCal Performances presents the world premiere of Jamar Roberts’ Holding Space, streaming June…

Homing’s In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

As LGBT arts, nightlife and community events multiply like bunnies during Pride month, let’s get hopping, indoors and out. ARTSDANCE, OPERA, THEATREAfroSolo Arts FestivalStreaming performances of ‘Black Men: Embracing Our Light,’ June 9-13, and ‘Corage Unde Fire: The Liberation of Elroy,’ June 17-20. Free on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/AfroSoloTV/featured Alvin Ailey American Dance TheatreCal Performances presents the world premiere of Jamar Roberts’ Holding Space, streaming thru Sept. 8. $5-$60. https://calperformances.org/ The Break-Up!…

Washington DC Weekday Events: See Whats Happening In The Area – Patch.com

Washington DC Weekday Events: See Whats Happening In The Area  Patch.com…

Washington DC Weekday Events: See What’s Happening In The Area

WASHINGTON DC, DC — Looking to go on a family outing? Hoping to spend a night out with friends? Below, we’ve included some of this week’s top events from throughout Washington DC. Here are some events taking place in town this week. Have an event you would like to see it in the next roundup? You can add it to the calendar using this form. You can also spread the…