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Cheap Travel: Saving Money on the 10 Best Winter Travel Spots

1. DEN – Denver

Aspen and Vail are the cities that come to mind most often when considering Colorado ski destinations. However, Dortha Vela of All About Travel told me these Colorado cities “are two of the most expensive ski destinations.” Plus, it turns out they’re not even that popular when compared to the capital city of Denver — perhaps for that very reason. Denver takes first place in our list of the most popular cities to visit in winter. And there’s plenty to do there besides ski, all at a reasonable cost. What to do: Aside from the close to 30 ski resorts in the city alone, you can also visit the famous Red Rocks Park and amphitheater for breathtaking views and great music, or the nearby Rocky Mountains State Park. How to save: Flights to Denver become more expensive the closer it gets to ski season, so if you plan on booking a trip to the snowy city, locking in a flight now will ensure you save hundreds of dollars. Colorado’s tourism website also has a section dedicated to aggregating deals on travel and attractions in the city.

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50 years gone, Marilyn’s legend lives on

She was a star and a style icon, a “dumb blonde” who was anything but and an abandoned child adored by millions. She was, of course, Marilyn Monroe and she died 50 years ago this Sunday.

And yet, she lives on — on the big screen, in advertisements, in proposed plans for salons and cafes and, of course, in the hearts of fans fascinated by her life, her beauty and her untimely death.

“People relate to her because she came from a very humble background and through her own drive pulled herself up to become one of the greatest stars of all time,” said Greg Schreiner, president of the Marilyn Remembered Fan Club.

Read more: 50 years gone, Marilyn’s legend lives on

Today June 18th | Art Takes Times Square

If you are in the area check out this amazing art exhibition. One of our clients is one of the artists that was chosen.

From Artists Wanted: Today is the big day! In just a few hours, Art Takes Times Square will present thousands of works by artists from all across the world in an immense art exhibition in NYC. This momentous event – hosted by Questlove of The Roots – will be celebrated with an evening of music, performance, and art, and you’re invited to be a part of it:

Art Takes Times Square
Today Monday June 18, 2012, 7pm – 11pm
Broadway between 42nd Street and 44th Street

Hosted by Questlove of The Roots
Featuring brass bands, performers and works by thousands of artists

Click here to see our Grand Prize artist Vicki DaSilva in the New York Times!

Can’t attend? See live webcams for two of the numerous billboard screens that will display the winner’s work at: http://www.see.me/june18th/

“Great Peacemaker (Iroquois)” by artist Mary Lonergan

Tonight on the big screen (9×12 foot) you can see this piece shown between 7:15PM EST – 7:45PM EST

Low Line Park Exhibit Opens April 1st at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side

by Molly Cotter, 03/19/12

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We recently announced that the incredible Low Line Park project, which plans to transform an abandoned underground subway station into a flourishing subterranean public space, has started a Kickstarter campaign that is pulling in big bucks. Collecting more than $135,000 in funds already, the underground oasis is moving closer and closer to realization. In honor of this enormous backing, and to rouse up even more excitement, Mark Miller Gallery will be displaying a life-size rendering of the Delancey Underground throughout the month of April. In an exhibition titled “Let There Be Light,” visitors can see the underground park at scale, examine the designers’ 3D replica of the park, and learn more about the solar technology that can make the park possible.

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About All About Travel

Opened in 1978, All About Travel is located in the Oklahoma City area.  We are a family owned and operated company that has strived to provide our clients with the highest quality of service for more than 30 years.  Our agents can arrange all your travel needs from the individual hotel and/or car reservation to an around the world cruise.  Nothing is out of reach.

We can help plan your honeymoon, your destination wedding or the much needed getaway for two.  Don’t forget about your business, we can handle all the travel needs for your company as well.  Anything from an airline flight and hotel for a meeting or all the planning needed for your next company-wide seminar.  We can arrange hotel space for all attendees and meeting rooms for all purposes.

Our agents travel to many destinations on FAM trips (Familiarization trips) these trips are designed by tour operators and cruise lines to make certain that travel agents are up-to-date on popular destinations and cruise ships.

So the next time you need to, or better yet, want to travel…Let us help, it’s what we do.

New York City – Peter Woytuk exhibit on Broadway.

Big Cities. Bright Lights.

“This public exhibition of 18 sculpture compositions by Peter Woytuk has been organized by the Broadway Mall Association in conjunction with the Parks Department and The Morrison Gallery. The exhibition starts at Columbus Circle with the monumental “Elephant Pair”… The exhibit continues north along Broadway, culminating with the majestic and graceful “2 Bulls” at 168th Street.”source

“Peter Woytuk (American, b. 1958) is recognized internationally for his sculptures of animals. Woytuk cleverly reduces their shapes to essential forms, allowing the power and elegance of his subjects to become both graceful and whimsical expressions of mass. Using a style that is at once descriptive and expressive, Woytuk also enjoys altering the scale of everyday objects such as tools or fruit, which in his hands are transformed into animated participants in the composition.”source

the exhibit runs from october 2011 – april 2012.

all pics taken by me on march 5th 2012 /…

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Times Square Reflections

Places Unknown

It was pouring rain in NYC when I showed up at the Times Square, my shoes got soaked wet in about five minutes, but I was hoping to get some interesting shots of this famous place with some cool reflections. It is probably the busiest place in USA, the crowds never stop, morning or midnight. This rain actually helped with pushing most of them into the stores and off the street. The place is amazing!!!

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LowLine: An Underground Park on NYC’s Lower East Side

Well, it actually doesn’t exist yet. However, it would seem they are being funded by people everywhere to get the project underway. What a cool concept. New York’s first underground park. Such a great way to transform the unused area and use new technology that can beautify the space.

Dan Barasch and James Ramsey are Co-Founders of the Delancey Underground project and here is a little about their project…

 

 

What is the LowLine?
We want to transform an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of Manhattan into the world’s first underground park.  It will be a new kind of public space, using solar technology for natural illumination, and cutting edge design to capture and highlight a very special industrial space.

A park… underground?!?
Ever wonder why there’s so little green space in New York?  There aren’t a lot of empty plots of land just waiting to be turned into new parks. New Yorkers have had to be a little more creative, and must look in unusual places – the High Line, a park built on an old elevated rail trestle, is a great example.

A few years ago, we learned about a massive unused former trolley terminal in our neighborhood, the Lower East Side. We got to thinking: what if we could build a park– underground– even if the space lacked natural sunlight?  So we explored using fiber optic cables to transfer sunlight below ground– to support the growth of plants and trees.  As we shared this idea with others, people got excited.  “An underground High Line for the Lower East Side,” they’d say.  “Kind of like… a LowLine.”  The nickname stuck.

To read more: LowLine: An Underground Park on NYC’s Lower East Side  A Design project in Lower East Side

 

 

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Gallivanting Around Gramercy in NYC

Marina Chetner

Gramercy has a distinctive appeal: the neighbourhood feels so European, reminiscent even, of Barcelona with its wrought-iron balconies, greenery, Gothic architecture and relaxed vibe. Located only a blocks away from the hustle of Park Avenue and the bustle of Union Square, Gramercy makes for a peaceful enclave in an otherwise busy part of Manhattan.

There’s a lot of history here, mixed with intrigue and a dash of bohemia. Bordered by 14th and 23rd streets, and 1st and Park Avenues, Gramercy’s grid was traversed by Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt and Washington Irving, who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Irving Place, which runs between 3rd and Park Avenues, is lined with great dining spots – from the coffee underworld of 71 Irving Place to Casa Mono by Mario Batali. This street leads to the heart of the Gramercy neighbourhood, its park.

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Sweet Relief – Top 10 global spa trends for 2012

As a massage therapist for over 20 years I always love hearing the spa trends for the year. I am hopeful that more people will learn the health benefits of massage and not see it as a luxury item. All people from all walks of life benefit from massage.

Let’s explore some of the different spa trends for 2012:

1. Feet Focus – Reflexology – Foot Massage

On the rise are multi-treatments focused on the feet. Specific work on the foot due to high-heel pain.

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas offers a Shanghai foot massage.

La Costa Spa now has a Reflexology Path at their Carlsbad Resort in San Diego.

2. Cold & Ice – Icy therapies & cold experiences are hot!

Great for inflammation and pain reduction.

QUA Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas now has an “Arctic Ice Room”

Sparkling Hill Resort & Wellness Center offers a Cold Sauna (Cryotherapy) Treatment in Vernon, BC Canada

You might start getting facials and noticing that there are more icy masks and cold applications being used.

Austrian spa designer Thermarium is expected to launch a “snow shower” this year. You will be able to choose between a light snow, medium snowfall and a blizzard.

 

3. Wellness & Beauty Coaching – Helping people make long-term life changes

You may find that some spas will now have more “fitness coaches” available to work with you on your fitness and health.

Canyon Ranch Resort & Spa in Miami

Deerfield Spa with Dr. Brad as your life coach

 

4. Online Wellness Gaming – Gaming your way to health & wellness

The world-renowned Mayo Clinic’s “Games as Life-Changers”, Clarins “Spa Life” on Facebook and Deepak Chopra’s meditation game “Leela”

RealNetworks Data projects that Wellness gaming will generate $2 billion in revenue by 2015.

 

5. The Ultimate Connoisseur Experience -Pairing fine dining with spa experience. Healthy Hedonism.

Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo with chef Joel Robuchon, Yoga Retreat for Foodies with David Romanelli, and Ritz Carlton’s “Blokes & Beer” spa package in Toronto

 

6. Spas are picking up on “Good Vibrations” using Vibration, Sound, Music, Light and Color

QUA Baths & Spa offers Aura-Soma Color Reading

Acqualina by ESPA in Miami uses red and blue LED to repair/renew skin cells.

Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona offers the “Taiz Sensorium” with full -sensory immersion.

AlphaSphere Mind melting spa designed by Vienna artist sha

 

7. The Glam Factor – grooming and beauty – blow-dry bar

Guerlain Spa  – NYC

Hershesons – London Blow-dry bar

Blushington – Makeup and Beauty Lounge in West Hollywood

 

8. Spa Evidence – Scientific Proof of Wellness

Hospitals (e.g. UCLA Medical Center) are now offering Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.

Hospitals are starting to offer Eastern healing approaches which include massage, acupuncture, reiki, music and art therapies.

 

9. Spas are becoming a family affair – The Kinder-Spa Craze.

The Enchanted Lagoon Kids Spa in Gurnee, Illinois

Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel – Israel

Klafs – Germany

Aulani Disney family spa – Hawaii’s newest Disney Resort

10. Spas going for the “WOW”

‘The Nest’ at Coqoon Spa at the Indigo Pearl in Thailand

 

 

 

New York Spa Castle 

Bota Bota Spa-Sur-L’Eau in Montreal

Amusement Park Spas, Water Park Spas, Tropical Garden Spas and spas with a full range of Classical music  and Jazz concerts. Many of the spa-parks are geared towards children and their parents. These are some of the spa experiences trending for 2012.

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Bridges to visit around the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge – St. Petersburg, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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