SHEERA BEN-DAVID AT THE OAK ROOM

SHEERA BEN-DAVID

INTRODUCES HER NEW SHOW “COME SUMMER”

AT THE OAK ROOM OF THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL

JUNE 17 – 28

NEW CD “ON A CAROUSEL” OUT JUNE 3

SHEERA BEN-DAVID, the acclaimed vocalist called “a fully developed dramatic singer who delivers the goods on several counts” by The New York Times, will return to the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel with an exclusive engagement from June 17 – 28. Her new show “Come Summer,” welcomes the warm weather with standards by Cole Porter (“Too Darn Hot”) and Antonio Carlos Jobim (“The Waters Of March”); theater classics by Jerry Herman (“Ribbons Down My Back”) and Leonard Bernstein (“Something’s Coming”); and compositions by newer writers like John Bucchino (“This Moment”), Jason Robert Brown (“A Summer In Ohio”) and Tom Kitt (“I Miss The Mountains”).

The show features musical direction by her brother

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Wine Camp 2008 in Mendocino’s Spectacular Anderson Valley

Wine Camp 2008 in Mendocino’s Spectacular Anderson Valley

Three-day Weekend Offers Delectable Excursion into Intricacies of Wine and Food

 

Wine Camp 2008, an intimate, all inclusive three-day weekend limited to eight campers, takes place July 17 – 19 at The Apple Farm in the heart of Mendocino County’s spectacular Anderson Valley. The focus of this exciting epicurean expedition is to enhance one’s knowledge and enjoyment of wine, food and the combination thereof.

Additional Wine Camp weekends are scheduled for September 25 -27 and October 16 – 18.

Each Wine Camp session offers a series of hands-on experiences at many of Anderson Valley’s finest producers, including Goldeneye, Londer, Navarro and Roederer Estate. Workshops and seminars will examine how wines are made, why they taste the way they do, the art of blending, the science of barrel aging, the grape varietals that thrive locally, as well as the importance of soil, topography, and clonal selection.

The Anderson Valley, described as “California’s own Shangri-La,” is

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CHINA AND YANGTZE RIVER CRUISES

PACIFIC DELIGHT’S 13- AND 19-DAY PROGRAMS COUPLE CHINA AND YANGTZE RIVER CRUISES; PRICES START AT $1,588 AND $2,998 RESPECTIVELY

Pacific Delight Tours’ 13-day “Historic Cities & Yangtze River” and 19-day “Scenic China & Yangtze River” SuperValue tours offer travelers on a budget an extraordinary opportunity to explore some of China’s most sought-after sites — Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Guangzhou and Hong Kong — as well as spend three or four nights on the majestic Yangtze River aboard Victoria Cruises’ Premier Series Five-Star Fleet in outside staterooms with balconies, thus guaranteeing breathtaking views of the scenery. Year-round departures, many of which are guaranteed, are $1,588 to $2,128 per person, double for the 13-day tour and $2,998 to $3,638 for the 19-day program. Rates include China domestic air, most meals, accommodations in deluxe and superior first-class hotels and the services of professional tour guides. Air-inclusive packages are $2,588 to $3,308 for the 13-day package and $4,158 to $4,808 for the 19-day vacation — government-imposed taxes and fees, including the Sept. 11th Security Fee of up to $155, are additional on air-inclusive packages. Prices are subject to change.

Both itineraries include a Yangtze River cruise — exploring the most impressive section of the Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge; as well as

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LUXURY VILLAS DEBUTS

FIRST PHASE OF LUXURY VILLAS DEBUTS
IN SOUTH UTAH ‘CANYON COUNTRY’

Eight of 31 Villas at Amangiri Released for Sale at $7 Million

Majestic private canyons in the dramatic desert wilderness of Southern Utah will soon be home to an enclave of 31 luxury Villas at Amangiri. Eight of the villas, priced beginning at $7 million, will be released for sale today by the resort’s developer, Larkspur, Calif.-based Canyon Group.

“These villas are the ultimate base camp in America’s newest luxury destination, the rugged desert of the ‘old wild’ West,” said Homi Vazifdar, managing director, Canyon Group. “Here, from your own private canyon that was created more than 200 million years ago, you have nature as far as the eye can see, every world-class resort amenity and among the world’s best outdoor adventures at your doorstep.”

The Villas at Amangiri

The Villas at Amangiri – “giri” describes rock formations in Sanskrit – are just minutes from Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Recreation Area, and within easy reach of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and the Colorado River. The resort is served by daily flights from Phoenix, Ariz. into nearby Page Municipal Airport (PGA), which can also accommodate private aircraft.

Each villa is designed to appear as if sculpted from the land and blend seamlessly into the natural landscape on private home sites that range from 1.3 to 10 acres.

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Coach House Rentals Opens In New York

Coach House Rentals Opens In New York


Coach House Rentals, the leading specialist in short term London and Paris rentals, have now opened in New York – same quality rentals, same personal service.

They currently have 6 properties on their books suitable for parties of 2-8 people. Most spectacular is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment on the 28th floor of a luxury, doorman controlled, building with its own private balcony, roof terrace and amazing views. $295 per night for a 7 night stay, $320 per night for stays of 5 or 6 nights.

Their service includes:

* a representative to meet you at your rental, show you in, tell you about the local area and answer any questions you may have

* a mini-guide for each rental covering the property, neighbourhood shops, local transport, pubs, restaurants and cafés

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This Alto Gives an Unfortunate Performance

  Alto 11 East 53rd St 212.308.1099 Alto offers a four-course prix fixe dinner ($85) menu Monday through Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. A seven-course chef’s tasting menu is available for $130. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 […]

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

 

Reason to visit the Dominican Republic (DR): The beaches are stunning and well-maintained. DR Tourism Minister Felix Jimenez announced the rejuvenation of Long Beach in Puerto Plata, as well Juan Dolio Beach and the start of revitalization efforts to beaches in La Romana, Najayo, Palenque (San Cristobal) and Barahona to ensure their healthy beauty.

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DR’s 41st Annual Merengue Festival to be Held July 24 – 27, 2008
JetBlue Airways Offers Flights to the DR’s Santo Domingo from Orlando
DR’s Dominican Golf Federation Adopts U.S. Golf Handicap and Course Rating Systems
Delta Introduces Atlanta-Santiago Daily DR Flight
Four AAA Diamonds for the DR’s Casa Colonial
DR’s Courtyard Hotel Santiago Awarded Platinum Distinction
DR Jazz Festival to be Held November 6 – 9, 2008
Fairmont Roco Ki Hotel Begins Construction in DR’s Punta Cana
DR to Host World Poker Showdown
 

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