Weekend Sojourn: On Safari in Lower Zambezi at Chongwe River Camp

 |  September 24th, 2016

Few things in life compare to a wide open safari — especially when one gets to experience great animals such as the elephant without leaving a carbon footprint. Animal conservation, as well as environmental conservation, is top on today’s “issues” of concern. Tens of thousands of elephants have disappeared in the fragile ecosystem over the past half a dozen years, and so elephants – and their protection – are top on the conservation list. These jumbo beasts are becoming scarce and the issue is a puzzle to African governments. Teams are being sent out on reconnaissance, poaching is being combatted by NGO’s and other organizations, and many safari sites are implementing sustainable tourism — allowing grand views of the elephants…

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Monday Cheers! American Whiskey at its Finest, and the Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

 |  August 1st, 2016

With August upon us we enter what may be the hottest month of the year. So, cooling off and relaxing this month is in order (especially for the Swiss who are celebrating the country’s birth today). One brand that has ideas on how to do that is a new American-made blended whiskey brand: Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey Co.. Founded by two  Southern chefs – David Szlam and Ryan Meany — Virgil Kaine is going against traditional American whiskeys and bourbon by emphasizing taste and flavor profiles. The concept of applying culinary know-how to make great tasting whiskey brands a  new Southern rebellious spirit that is likely to attract. The brand is named for a railway conductor from the age of bootleg…

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Inside the NB Center for the Ultimate ‘Cars and Watches’ Event: Nicola Bulgari’s Vintage American Cars and Bulgari Complicated Watches

 |  July 15th, 2016

It was sort of a surreal moment. Being driven into a compound, getting out of the car in front of a full stone lodge the size of a small boutique hotel, and walking out onto the terrace to find nearly 20 of the most stunning fully refurbished 1930’s and 1940’s American cars lined up in front of a huge drive-in movie screen. It’s the type of picture-perfect moment that burns a space in your memory. It’s the moment that I joined Bulgari for the brand’s first-ever “Watches and Engines” event in Allentown, PA, at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage – where Nicola Bulgari strives for perfection in restoring classic American every-day drivers. These beautiful cars that are restored…

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Rolex Sails Strong as Presenter of New York Yacht Club Race Week, Newport, RI

 |  July 10th, 2016

Yesterday marked the beginning of  New York Yacht Club Race Week Presented by Rolex, and taking place in Newport,R.I. A partner of some of the most prestigious yacht clubs and regattas in the world, Rolex began its partnership with the New York Yacht Club in 1958. Now, almost 60 years later, New York Yacht Club Race Week is one of the top international events supported by Rolex. The New York Yacht Club Race Week Presented by Rolex and the Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco in September are the two key regattas in the U.S. this summer that are supported by Rolex. Racing began this weekend on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay and continues Wednesday through Saturday, July…

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TAG Heuer, Official Timer of the Indy 500, Measures Ultimate Precision- Rossi Wins

 |  May 29th, 2016

Today marked the 100th running of the Indy 500– an American institution that happens every year on Memorial Day weekend. Alexander Rossi, considered a rookie, managed to win the race by conserving fuel to use at the end –  basically finishing on fumes (while Munoz had to hit the pits for fuel with four laps to go). The win in this centennial race is for Andretti Herta Autosport. Another exciting Indy 500 comes to a close. This is an incredible weekend of pride and power, of precision and perfection and of speed, roaring engines and split-second timing. For it all, TAG Heuer is there. The brand has a long association with auto racing and has been the Official Timekeeper of the…

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