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The Best Restaurants in New York for Hanukkah Meals

Eatery Row is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier assessing the best restaurants for a romantic night out, an important business lunch, cocktails with friends, or a luxurious holiday meal. We only recommend establishments that we’ve personally road-tested and enjoyed. We’ll let you know if a hot place actually lives up to the hype, and whether a classic is still maintaining its high standards. Because an essential element of luxury is knowing that you’re in really good hands. Hanukkah is just around the corner, and if you’re like us here at Dandelion Chandelier that means you may be looking for some great fine dining options (sure, you could cook at home every night, but sometimes it’s just more fun to hit the town for a lovely restaurant experience – stunning presentations, excellent food, and no dishes to wash – what’s not to love?) The holiday kicks off this year on December 12, which means fun things to do across the city to celebrate through December 20. We’ve shared ideas on how to make Hanukkah luxurious – …

Luxury Insider Tips on the Best First Trip to Cape Town

Insider Itinerary is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier that shines a light on the best places to see, stay, and dine in some of the hottest travel destinations worldwide. Our far-flung correspondents are sharing their inside tips about how to best experience their chosen cities, especially if you’re visiting for the first time. Consider it your local luxury GPS. You’re welcome!  First up, our Paris Bureau Chief shares the ideal itinerary for a first trip to Cape Town, South Africa. His (lightly edited) suggestions follow. The coastal city is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg, and the legislative capital of the country. In 2014, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by both the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph. It made several lists of the best places to go in 2017. Several of our correspondents name it as one of their favorite destinations in the world. After reading this, we’re pretty sure you’ll want to see it for yourself.

What are the Best New York Restaurants for Thanksgiving?

Eatery Row is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier assessing the best restaurants for a romantic night out, an important business lunch, cocktails with friends, or a luxurious holiday meal. We only recommend establishments that we’ve personally road-tested and enjoyed. We’ll let you know if a hot place actually lives up to the hype, and whether a classic is still maintaining its high standards. Because an essential element of luxury is knowing that you’re in really good hands. Planning to spend Thanksgiving in New York? Excellent idea! It’s one of the most festive and joyful days in the entire year in the city. There’s a legendary parade, wonderful window-shopping, world-class food options, and a plethora of ways to burn off the calories afterward. We’ve shared our insider views on how to celebrate a luxurious Thanksgiving and how to experience autumn in New York like a luxury insider. For those planning to be in the city and not inclined to cook, we asked our new Food Editor to share her inside insights on the best …