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Team Members<p>Meet the Team<p>Alison<br>Levine<p>Brendan K.<br>King<p>Jason<br>Osenton<p>Mark S.<br>Sander<p>700 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 210<br>Larkspur, CA 94939<br>• (415) …

Gourmet Italy: what to eat and drink in Tuscany

A long and fractured history has made Italy less a country than a loose association of regions, towns and villages, each fiercely loyal to local customs and affiliations. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of food, and nowhere in Italy is the gastronomic variety that results more marked than in …

The 10 best beaches in the world, according to travelers

With temperatures below freezing in much of the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time to escape to one of the world's most beautiful beaches.<p>TripAdvisor has just released its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, which ranks the best beaches in the world based on millions of reviews from real …

Beaches

14 gorgeous photos of beaches in Croatia

Whether it's Dubrovnik's well-known central beach or Vis Island's secluded Stiniva Beach that's hidden between two rocky cliffs, each beach has its own unique beauty.<p>You'll want to book a trip to Croatia after seeing these gorgeous photos.

European Travel

The Pinnacle of Pasta: The Top 9 Plates of Pasta in Rome

The top plates of pasta in Rome, from cult classics to signature dishes.<p>A decent carbonara is pretty easy to come by in Rome. But no one visits the Italian capital in search of a merely passable pasta dish. After several thousand Roman restaurant meals over the past dozen years—including more …

Italian Food

The Wild Side of Tuscany

Over a decade ago, the film <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> tossed the heart of central Italy into the global tourism spotlight, sending busloads of camera-wielding tourists to historic hamlets and pack-them-in, pack-them-out wine tasting pit stops.<p>For today’s thoughtful travelers, Tuscany’s Maremma region …

Best-ever regional Italian recipes - Jamie Oliver | Features

Italy is one of the world’s greatest food nations. Its climate and geography mean that it produces an abundance of wonderful ingredients, and due to …

Italy

Open Kitchen Shelving Tips and Inspiration

Open kitchen shelving visually expands a kitchen space and provides handy storage. Clients often ask how to accomplish this look. A popular kitchen …

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The World's Top Beaches for Perfect Sand

<i>by Krisanne Fordham and David Jefferys</i><p><b>10. Playa Negrita, Vieques, Puerto Rico</b><p>Hawaii's not the only island with beautiful black sand beaches: a small stretch of Puerto Rico's Vieques coast is similarly blessed with inky, jet-black sand. The color of the sand at Playa Negrita can be attributed to …

Puerto Rico

Hate Open Shelving? These 15 Kitchens Might Convince You Otherwise

23 Hearty Bean Recipes We Love

Gallery23 Hearty Bean Recipes We Love<p>The old playground song says that beans are good for your heart. But they're even better for your taste buds. They're kinda creamy, kinda meaty, and all-around hearty and filling. When it comes to comfort food, there's a lot more to beans than chili (though …

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The world's best beach has been revealed as Baia do Sancho in Brazil's Fernando de Noronha archipelago. This relatively unknown spot has been crowned top spot by TripAdvisor. With crystal clear water in different shades and towering cliffs

Top 25 beaches in the world 2015 (TripAdvisor)<p>The world's best beach has been revealed as Baia do Sancho in Brazil's Fernando de Noronha …

Búzios Is The Hamptons' Sexy Brazilian Twin

You can make what you will of a Búzios break: Surf all day and dance all night, or eat, shop, and repeat (for the less active types). Come holidays and long weekends, you’ll be jostling for tables with chic <i>Cariocas</i> descending in droves from Rio de Janeiro, only 100 miles to the west. But if you …

Rio De Janeiro

Twelve Stunning Irish Sights You Have To See

<b>Only two days to go to the weekend *YAY* and we're thinking a road-trip is a must.</b><p>Whether you want a chilled out coastal break or a challenging cliff …

Ireland

The Must-Have Travel Guide to Florence, Italy

The first thing I thought when I got my hands on the palm-sized <b>The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat Like a Florentine</b> was, “<i>Oh, if I’d</i> …

7 of the World's Healthiest Foods You Need to Have in Your Diet

Don’t be fooled by all the diet plans and weight loss milkshakes on the market: Healthy eating is much easier than you might think. All it takes to …

The One Food Nutritionists Eat Every Single Day

Citrus Fruit<p>"I eat some form of vitamin C and potassium packed citrus each day because the delightfully refreshing flavors are a great reminder that …

Nutrition

Driving The Amalfi Coast Highway – The Everywhereist

The Amalfi Coast.<p>That miserable and storied month of February now over, I am acutely aware of how anxious and unhappy I was throughout. This didn’t …

How to Grout Tile

Follow these step-by-step instructions.<p><b>How to Grout Tiles</b><p>Grout is the waterproof cement that goes between the tiles. All tiling must be finished with grouting, and this is the really satisfying part! You can create very different looks with colored grout. For more outlandish combinations, test a …

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Vintage Kitchen Combines Timeless Design with Seamless Practicality

Call it a love for simpler times or a fascination for design that veers away from the modern and the mundane, but the last few years have seen an …

No Barista Needed: How To Brew Your Own Coffee At Home

Emily Dullea of Toby's Estate Coffee shows us the easiest and best ways to make the perfect cup of coffee at home—in under five minutes.<p>Why start off your morning waiting in line at your local coffee shop when you can relax with your own perfect, homemade cup of coffee at home? While brewing your …

10 Best Island Beaches for a Party

These are the world's best beaches to eat, drink and play, as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler readers.<p>10. Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece<p>If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's southwestern coast is <i>the</i> hub for eating, drinking and all-round revelry. Set on …

Asia Travel

15 Best Beach Getaways for 2015

No two beach vacations are exactly the same. Some travelers want sun during the day, and a trendy, urban scene to explore by night; others want deserted islands offering peace and quiet. Fortunately, there's no shortage of stunning beaches around the world to choose from, but which ones are the …

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6 Easy Hacks for the Best Homemade Fries

Homemade fries are worth the effort. Make 'em even better with these DIY fry hacks.<p>If it's comfort food you're after, there's nothing quite like a pile of hot, fresh, salty French fries. It also happens to be just the sort of cooking project we love: Easier than it looks, and more satisfying than …

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