Kristine Ramos

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How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

Jaw-Dropping Plant Sculptures from Mosaiculture International 2013

From June 22 to September 29, 2013, the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 – Land of Hope (MIM2013) will be on display at the Montreal …

What The Future Looked Like In 1900 -- 13 Fascinating Images

1 of 14<p>Crossing the sea and getting from one country to another has never been easier thanks to this railway and boat combination. Ferry your way …

Hiking

The Exceptional Traveler

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p>Since the publication of my book, <i>Without a Spare: A Fearless Woman's Life of Travel</i>, the first thing I'm asked in every interview is, <b>How do you pay for all those trips?</b> A …

Travel

Edinburgh -- Half of Scotland's Wonder in One Urban Bundle

Sure, there's plenty more to Scotland. But Edinburgh is one of Europe's most entertaining cities. It seems to hold half of the country's tourists -- and for good reason. The Royal Mile, a leisurely and fascination-filled stroll gradually downhill from the castle to the palace, is one of Europe's …

Scotland

Style Inspiration: Great Gatsby

I always said if I could go back in time, I'd love to visit the Roaring Twenties. Known to many as the beginning of Modern America, I can't help but be inspired by this period. The glamour, literary contributions, music and yes, even the scientific breakthroughs were something to be heralded.<p>So …

Art Deco

How to deal with cellulite: scrub it or forget about it

<b>I'm about to start my long-planned swimming regime. But I've got really terrible cellulite. Should I feel self-conscious about this?</b><p><i>Kate, by …

10 Gorgeous Hotel Room Views (PHOTOS)

During our travels around the globe, we have stayed in some pretty gorgeous rooms. But a beautiful room means nothing if it looks out at a brick wall. On the other hand, a drab room can be seriously lightened up by an amazing view. So we rounded up the 10 best hotel room views we've ever seen.<p><i>--</i> …

Amazing

Video of the week: The Quiet City: Winter in Paris

A languid and mesmerizing ode to the big city, “The Quiet City: Winter in Paris” is a stark and beautiful short film that takes us through a slow …

European Travel Skills: Eating and Drinking

19 Easy Ways To Look Like a Chic European

While some members of my family call me "L'Americaine" (i.e. "The American," not sure if they mean it as a compliment or not... ), and while I think in some ways I am American, at the core, I feel European. French Swiss to be exact.<p>Today in particular, I am feeling very European. Maybe it's because …

Sewing

Easy breaks from Paris

Thanks to France’s high-speed trains, well-marked motorways and international airport hubs, even more charm and culinary surprises lie less than two hours from the City of Lights.<p>With its first-class restaurants and fantastic museums, Paris is a world capital of culture and epicurean delights, but …

France

Mini guide to Georgian Bath

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in Bath, an English city whose architecture is as romantic as the works of its most famous resident.<p>Sophisticated and stately, Bath’s streets are lined with the finest Georgian architecture. What better time to visit and feel part …

tea room

European Travel Skills: Hurdling the Language Barrier

Glaring Lack Of Zombies In “Downton Abbey” Rectified

The last thing anyone needs is another zombie/pop-culture mashup. But <i>Downton Abbey</i> has gone so entirely off the rails, that the Crawleys might as well receive a couple of walking-dead visitors.<p>And they do, in this video courtesy of <i>Conan</i> writer Rob Kutner and artist Kody Chamberlain. There’s …