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Last Night’s Huge Art Auction At Christie’s Was A Big Bust

[credit provider=”Courtesy Christie’s” url=”http://www.christies.com”] It’s a huge week in the art auction world in New York, with both Christie’s and Sotheby’s holding major sales of impressionist and modern art.But things got off to a rough start last night, when Christie’s evening sale yielded disappointing results and failed to attract bidders […]
Last Night’s Huge Art Auction At Christie’s Was A Big Bust
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Murdered Florida Millionaire’s Batman Collectibles Are Up For Auction

[credit provider=”via Heritage Auctions”] The extensive Batman memorabilia collection of Ben Novack Jr., the south Florida millionaire who was found murdered at a hotel in 2009, is available for auction.The collection includes a copy of DC Comics’ first Batman edition from 1940 and a 1939 comic in which “The Batman” […]
Murdered Florida Millionaire’s Batman Collectibles Are Up For Auction
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10 Dog Breeds That Are Great For City Dwellers

[credit provider=”jade_vader via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/youpos/1872706677/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Not all dogs are natural city-dwellers. While some breeds have a suitable temperament, personality, and sociability that meets the demands of city living, others require large homes in suburbia, where there is plenty of room to roam in the great outdoors.
10 Dog Breeds That Are Great For City Dwellers
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DRINK UP: The 13 Weirdest Bars In The World

[credit provider=”Christian Steen via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cs-jay/4482585012/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Some people don’t care where they drink as long as the booze is flowing.These 13 bars are a great watering holes for people who want their drinks served in an unusual setting.
DRINK UP: The 13 Weirdest Bars In The World
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A Brief History Of The Slutty Halloween Costume

[credit provider=”jemingway via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jemingway3/6239102533/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] The vampires, goblins, and ghouls all come out on Halloween, and so do the slutty costumes.For decades, women have seized the holiday to show off more skin than is normally socially appropriate.
A Brief History Of The Slutty Halloween Costume
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TASTE TEST: We Try Heinz’s Fancy New Balsamic Ketchup

[credit provider=”Meredith Galante/Business Insider”] We were invited to lunch at The Kitchen in New York City by Heinz Ketchup for its launch of its new flavour: Balsamic Vinegar, which is available exclusively through the company’s Facebook page.Chef Spike Mendelsohn, a former contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef and past winner of […]
TASTE TEST: We Try Heinz’s Fancy New Balsamic Ketchup
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10 Out-Of-The-Box Wine Labels That Truly Entice Buyers

[credit provider=”Photo courtesy CreativeFan” url=”http://www.snooth.com/articles/10-awesome-wine-labels/”] When shopping, a wine label is likely the first thing to call your attention to any particular wine bottle. But do you know just how much that label influences your purchasing habits? Research shows that when browsing a store’s shelf, 100% of people said that […]
10 Out-Of-The-Box Wine Labels That Truly Entice Buyers
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Here’s Why Luxury Bag Designers Are Ditching Their Logos

[credit provider=”Net-a-Porter” url=”http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/172490?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-Custom-_-Link-_-Builder&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-QUXTajxbTXrG2vaNgFFPHg#”] The new trend for luxury designer hand bands is to not flaunt their logos, according to the Financial Times.High-end brands such as Victoria Beckham and Céline seem to have decided that being anonymous is the real key to consumers’ hearts.
Here’s Why Luxury Bag Designers Are Ditching Their Logos
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15 Work Accessories That Every Wall Streeter Must Have

[credit provider=”Julia La Roche for Business Insider”] If you’re just starting out on Wall Street, you’ll need to know exactly what you should bring with you to work. We’ve compiled a list of ideas for accessories for what to bring to the office and what to never be caught owning.
15 Work Accessories That Every Wall Streeter Must Have
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Selling Fake Maple Syrup Could Soon Land You In Jail

[credit provider=”bargainmoose via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5134992157/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] New York senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer want to crack down on fraudulent maple syrup sellers.The pair are co-sponsoring a bill that would make mislabeling the product a felony, one that carries a five-year prison sentence, according to the Times Union.
Selling Fake Maple Syrup Could Soon Land You In Jail
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The 20 Most Expensive Restaurants In The U.S.

[credit provider=”Courtesy of the Herbfarm” url=”http://www.theherbfarm.com/about/#”] At the most expensive restaurants in America, a meal will cost you about the same as an iPhone.Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants 2012 guide was released today, and we’ve put together a list of the priciest eateries in the nation.
The 20 Most Expensive Restaurants In The U.S.
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ROACHES, MICE, AND FILTHY HANDS: The 30 Dirtiest Restaurants In Manhattan

[credit provider=”Google Maps” url=”http://maps.google.com/maps?q=La+Nueva+Espana+Restaurant,+nyc&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl”] Are you sure you want to go to a restaurant tonight?Some New York restaurants are infested with roaches and mice, their employees don’t wash their hands, or food is improperly stored.
ROACHES, MICE, AND FILTHY HANDS: The 30 Dirtiest Restaurants In Manhattan
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The 10 Most Expensive Pieces Of Jewelry Ever Sold At Auction

[credit provider=”via Sotheby’s” url=”http://www.sothebys.com/en/catalogues/ecatalogue.html/2011/magnificent-jewels-and-noble-jewels-ge1102#/r=/en/ecat.fhtml.GE1102.html+r.m=/en/ecat.lot.GE1102.html/443/”] From tiaras to rings, wealthy connoisseurs have spared no expense buying up the world’s priciest jewelry.Many of the jewels on this list, sold at the world’s biggest auction houses, have impressive histories and famous owners.
The 10 Most Expensive Pieces Of Jewelry Ever Sold At Auction
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5 New And Unusual Wedding Traditions

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pravoslavn%C3%A1_svatba.jpg”] Weddings have always been steeped in tradition, with rules and logistics that have been culturally ingrained decade after decade.Time will tell how the increasing legality of same-sex marriages will influence the institution. But brides and grooms have already been adding wrinkles to the longstanding matrimonial blueprint, […]
5 New And Unusual Wedding Traditions
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Wine Baths, Sexy Salons, And Other Bizarre Spas Around The World

[credit provider=”gfitzp via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfitzp/4668143322/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] The Yunessun Spa in Hakone, Japan, suggests the best way to rejuvenate your body is to take a bath—in red wine.The spa has a 12-foot tall bottle of wine towering over its outdoor pool, and claims to be similar to wine baths Cleopatra took.
Wine Baths, Sexy Salons, And Other Bizarre Spas Around The World
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This Guide To How College Kids See The World Will Make You Feel Old

[credit provider=”andydr via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/andydr/5487152/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] College kids see the world through a completely different set of eyes than people who are a few years older, and we’re not just talking about beer goggles.To get some perspective on how the class of 2015 sees the world — keep in mind, this […]
This Guide To How College Kids See The World Will Make You Feel Old
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What It Was Really Like Inside The Kitchen On Texas’ Death Row

[credit provider=”Blogspot” url=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oZRuj62fehk/SinIOpeOt-I/AAAAAAAAB04/xibqUZZZCsM/s1600/CondemnedInmateHousing-AdjustmentCenter.jpg”] Last month, Texas prison officials stopped the age-old tradition of serving condemned prisoners a final meal of their choosing.The New York Times‘ Timothy Williams spoke with Brian D. Price, a former inmate and death row chef who cooked hundreds of final meals, often stretching his imagination and […]
What It Was Really Like Inside The Kitchen On Texas’ Death Row
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15 Unique Wedding Customs From Around The World

[credit provider=”doioutsidethebox via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/doioutsidethebox/1819895704/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] It’s one of the most universal traditions in the world. But, it’s celebrated differently by everyone.Each culture has its own ways of making someone’s special day extra special.
15 Unique Wedding Customs From Around The World
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An Incredible Photo Tour Of America’s Wealthiest Zip Code

[credit provider=”Trulia”] Forget East Hampton’s 11937 and Beverly Hills’ 90210–the most prestigious zip code in America is officially 07620. It belongs to Alpine, New Jersey, an enclave of around 2,400 that counts some of business and pop culture’s best known names among its residents.The borough, less than nine miles from […]
An Incredible Photo Tour Of America’s Wealthiest Zip Code
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Former Investment Banking Analyst: A Homeless Man Convinced Me To Quit Finance

[credit provider=”Flickr Paul Lowry” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_lowry/3438775199/”] Joshua Jian started his professional career in the analyst program at an investment bank straight out of college, but recently, he quit.He first considered trading the “considerable wealth” he says he knew he’d gain in the banking sector thanks to one moment in particular.
Former Investment Banking Analyst: A Homeless Man Convinced Me To Quit Finance
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The 13 Most Awesome Haunted Houses In America

[credit provider=”The Darkness Haunted House” url=”http://www.hauntworld.com/featured_article/americas_best_haunted_houses_scariest_attractions_halloween_2011″] Every year Hauntworld.com releases the premier list of haunted houses, haunted hayrides, scream parks, Halloween attractions, corn mazes, real haunted houses and even home haunted houses. By doing so, Hauntworld.com has helped even the smallest home haunts become nationally recognised, allowing some to even progress […]
The 13 Most Awesome Haunted Houses In America
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The Most Expensive Buildings In The World

[credit provider=”kevinmarsh via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinmarsh/413075657/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Real estate may be expensive, but sometimes the buildings constructed on top of that land are far pricier.Construction started this week on Yongsan Landmark Tower in downtown Seoul, South Korea, which is expected to cost a record-breaking $3.43 billion to build.
The Most Expensive Buildings In The World
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11 Interesting Charts About The Decline Of Marriage In America

[credit provider=”satanoid via Flickr/Pew Research centre”] People just aren’t getting married like they used to.Marriage has sharply declined over the past 50 years, from 68% of 20-somethings being wed in 1960 versus only 26% of the same age group in 2008, according to a 2010 study from the Pew Research […]
11 Interesting Charts About The Decline Of Marriage In America
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This Is What Millions Of Young People In China And India REALLY Think

[credit provider=”Adrian Fisk” url=”http://adrianfisk.com/”] Photographer Adrian Fisk traveled 2,700 kilometers across China and India to discover that most young people are, in essence, exactly the same. While living in India, Fisk realised he knew nothing about young people in the nearby country of China, and neither did anyone else in India. […]
This Is What Millions Of Young People In China And India REALLY Think
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FOR SALE: Saddam Hussein’s Butt Cheek

This is not the type of item you see hit the auction market on a daily basis.A bronze buttock from the statue of Saddam Hussein, which was famously toppled in Baghdad after U.S. troops invaded in 2003 is about to be sold to the highest bidder, AFP reports.
FOR SALE: Saddam Hussein’s Butt Cheek
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The Latest Plan To Save Dubai’s ‘The World’: Floating Island Villas

[credit provider=”Atoll Floating Islands”] Two Dubai-based developers have just announced a new design plan they think will save The World, the manmade archipelago that faces financial and physical ruin after interest waned in the economic downturn.The plan calls for the construction of “floating islands” that could manoeuvre between Dubai’s coast […]
The Latest Plan To Save Dubai’s ‘The World’: Floating Island Villas
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12 Strip Clubs That Also Serve Up A Delicious Meal

[credit provider=”brh_images via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/brh_images/4629570540/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Just like everyone subscribes to Playboy for the articles, most people frequent strip clubs for the cuisine–right?Using lists from Chow.com and Time Out New York, among others, we compiled a list of the best strip club food.
12 Strip Clubs That Also Serve Up A Delicious Meal
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This Is The Best Restaurant In New York, According To The Times

[credit provider=”© Deborah Jones”] Outgoing New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton has finally revealed his pick for the best restaurant in New York City.The honour goes to Per Se, the Thomas Keller restaurant in the Time Warner centre that’s known as much for its astronomical prices as the ornate […]
This Is The Best Restaurant In New York, According To The Times
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Does Lying Kill Your Career? Not At Certain Levels

It was reported today that business mogul Bethenny Frankel’s recent dramatic tale of being lost at sea was not so dramatic at all. In fact it didn’t really happen even though Bethenny told any media outlet that would listen that it went down that way. The man who “rescued” the […]
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All The Single Ladies

In 2001, when I was 28, I broke up with my boyfriend. Allan and I had been together for three years, and there was no good reason to end things. He was (and remains) an exceptional person, intelligent, good-looking, loyal, kind. My friends, many of whom were married or in […]
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The Metropolitan Opera Hauled In A Record Breaking $182 Million In Donations Last Year

[credit provider=”Tom via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tuguriodetom/2334279771/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] The Metropolitan Opera hauled in an incredible $182 million in donations for the fiscal year that ended in July–a number that breaks the previous donation record and is 50 per cent more than the amount the opera raised the year before, according to the New […]
The Metropolitan Opera Hauled In A Record Breaking $182 Million In Donations Last Year
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The Most Expensive Preschools In New York City

[credit provider=”Paul Schultz via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasfam/180452192/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Imagine a day at school spent speaking Spanish, playing the violin, cooking, learning mathematics and getting plenty of exercise.That’s a peek into the routine at some of the most exclusive preschools in the country. 
The Most Expensive Preschools In New York City
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The World’s REAL Super Elite Universities

[credit provider=”visual_dichotomy via Flickr” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.orghttp//www.flickr.com/photos/visual_dichotomy/4240056336/sizes/l/in/photostream/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Wfm_stata_center.jpg”] The best university in the world sits on a sprawling campus not far from Hollywood, according to a new list from the Times Higher Education.Using data provided by Thomson Reuters, the London-based industry magazine just published a list of the 400 best universities in the […]
The World’s REAL Super Elite Universities
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Hermès Closed All Its US Stores For 3 Days So Its Employees Could Attend A ‘Family Reunion’

[credit provider=”scarlettgreen via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5279137994/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Hermès may have just won itself the “employer of the year award.”The French luxury retailer shuttered all 24 of its U.S. retail stores for three days last week so it could fly its employees, all 515 of them, to a “family reunion” at the Hyatt […]
Hermès Closed All Its US Stores For 3 Days So Its Employees Could Attend A ‘Family Reunion’
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PHOTOS: Google And Zagat Had A Huge Mixer At A Hot Restaurant Last Night

[credit provider=”via Zagat Buzz” url=”http://www.zagat.com/buzz/recap-zagat%E2%80%99s-2012-new-york-survey-launch-at-la-mar”] Last night, Zagat Survey threw a huge party to celebrate the launch of its 2012 New York City Restaurant Guide.But there was more than one reason to celebrate; the company was also clearly feting the news that it had been purchased by Google last month […]
PHOTOS: Google And Zagat Had A Huge Mixer At A Hot Restaurant Last Night
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New York City Has Two New Michelin Three-Star Restaurants

[credit provider=”andersc77 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersc77/6050348545/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] The Michelin Guide for New York City 2012 just came out, and two restaurants have received the highly coveted three-star ranking for the first time.Congratulations to Eleven Madison Park and Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare.
New York City Has Two New Michelin Three-Star Restaurants
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The NEW Best Restaurants In New York City

[credit provider=”Or Hiltch via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/orcaman/5688169195/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] New Google property Zagat Survey has just released the results of its 2012 New York City restaurant survey, and there were some surprising shakeups among the city’s finest dining rooms. Click here for the list > In an upset, Maguy LeCoze and Eric Ripert’s […]
The NEW Best Restaurants In New York City
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The REAL Secret Gardens Of Midtown Manhattan

[credit provider=”Gabrien Symon/Business Insider”] Finding a quiet and crowd-free spot in Manhattan isn’t exactly easy.But nestled between Midtown’s brick and steel buildings are some hidden getaways.
The REAL Secret Gardens Of Midtown Manhattan
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3 Arrested In Connection With $134 Million Heist At Paris Art Museum

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PICASSO_Le_pigeon_aux_petits_pois_1911.jpg”] Authorities have arrested two men and a woman in connection with a massive art heist that occurred at Paris’s Musée d’Art Moderne in May of last year, according to AFP (via ArtInfo).The woman was suspected of taking part in the theft and then men were suspected […]
3 Arrested In Connection With $134 Million Heist At Paris Art Museum
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The Insane Cost Of Living In Poverty-Stricken Luanda, Angola

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaysha/3015359511/”] The distinction of the most expensive city for foreigners doesn’t belong to Hong Kong, where billionaires pay over $10,000 per square foot for real estate, or Doha, the capital of Qatar, which has the highest per capita GDP.No, it belongs to Luanda, the capital of Angola, which […]
The Insane Cost Of Living In Poverty-Stricken Luanda, Angola
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What’s the Next Big Restaurant?

It’s easy to identify the world’s hottest restaurants: They come to your attention just as the possibility of ever snagging a seat in them begins to approach the likelihood of winning Mega Millions.
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The 10 Greatest Empires In The History Of The World

[credit provider=”wikipedia commons”] Throughout history much of the world has been ruled by empires.To be considered an empire an expanse of land must be politically led by either a monarch, an emperor, or be an oligarchy.
The 10 Greatest Empires In The History Of The World
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This Company Was Surprisingly Voted ‘Coolest’ Brand In The U.K.

[credit provider=”Sharkey50 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5420435274/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] The title of the “coolest brand in the U.K.” doesn’t belong to a trendy new product or popular retailer.It belongs to Aston Martin, the luxury sports car maker that has been around since 1913, according to the centre for Brand Analysis, a British consulting firm.
This Company Was Surprisingly Voted ‘Coolest’ Brand In The U.K.
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Buying Affordable Wine: Insider Tips From Wine Expert Anthony Giglio

[credit provider=”via Pursuitist” url=”http://pursuitist.com/epicurean/wine-expert-anthony-giglio-exclusive-interview/”] Anthony Giglio is a wine expert that wears many hats – he’s a sommelier, journalist, author and educator all wrapped in one.Giglio currently serves as a wine columnist with La Cucina Italiana magazine, a writer with Food Wine magazine, and a contributing editor with Wine Spirits […]
Buying Affordable Wine: Insider Tips From Wine Expert Anthony Giglio
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ST. VLADIMIR: Russian Sect Prays To Putin

[credit provider=”AP”] In a village just east of Moscow, in a dilapidated white building, hagged old woman pray to their patron saint: Russia’s prime minister, Vladimir Putin.Der Speigel reports that the building known as “The Church of Russian Resurrection” is home to a group of Orthodox Russian Christians who believe […]
ST. VLADIMIR: Russian Sect Prays To Putin
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Condé Nast Is Expanding Its Restaurant Empire To Ukraine And Turkey

[credit provider=”via Red Luxury” url=”http://red-luxury.com/2010/08/09/conde-nast-launching-branded-cafe/”] Condé Nast plans to open at least two more restaurants abroad in 2012, according to Women’s Wear Daily).The publisher said it would open a Vogue Café in Kiev and a GQ Bar in Istanbul next year, adding to its already existing culinary establishments in Moscow.
Condé Nast Is Expanding Its Restaurant Empire To Ukraine And Turkey
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WOW: A Prominent Art Show Where You Can Actually Afford To Buy Things

[credit provider=”Courtesy of The Affordable Art Fair”] The Affordable Art Fair opened Wednesday night in New York City, showcasing a variety of art for prices starting at $500 — which is actually a great price for an original.Photographs, abstract paintings, installations, paintings on Plexiglas and more are all available.
WOW: A Prominent Art Show Where You Can Actually Afford To Buy Things
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