All posts tagged: WINE BEER & SPIRITS

Woke Luxury Comes with a Side of Social Justice

The new year has kicked off in the luxury sphere with a startling series of heartfelt and provocative moves by some leading brands to stay woke. Recently, we found three examples that moved us to stop and take note. We’re sure there are more, but these three caused us to reflect on what might be a new reality: woke luxury. Purveyors of luxury products and experiences can potentially play a transformational role in forging genuine connections between disparate communities, celebrating and encouraging human courage and decency, and ultimately helping to foster social justice in the world — if they choose to engage in actions that are viscerally moving, even shocking. Or just plain generous.

How Did the NoMad Become the Best Bar in North America?

Last October, the NoMad Bar in Manhattan was named #3 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list for 2017, and the best bar on the continent of North America. Given the vast number of swanky watering holes in New York City alone, this is a phenomenal achievement. The judges said, among other things, that in just five short years, the NoMad has become “one of the most essential bars in the city – and now the world, having been crowned Best Bar in North America.” How does a team create such an establishment? Who were the visionaries behind this achievement? And what’s next? Read on, dear reader, read on.

what are the best food and drink events this January?

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Food and Drink Calendar highlights the food festivals, wine festivals, craft beer celebrations and restaurant-related events around the world that we’re looking forward to in January 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Food and Drink events, click here. Culinary explorers of the world, what are you hungry for this month? Sure, the holiday feasting is over. But that doesn’t mean that there are no events for foodies, oenophiles and craft beer connoisseurs in the month of January. Au contraire, the party just moves to warmer climes. The New Year brings new restaurants and bars to explore. And for those who embrace the cold, there’s something magical for you, too. Oh, and there’s an orange-throwing carnival in Italy that you might want to check out.

the luxury of holiday egg nog with a sophisticated edge

Dandelion Chandelier’s Luxury Dish is an occasional series featuring original recipes and their origin stories from our Luminaries, Fireflies, friends, families, and team of far-flung correspondents. They’re guaranteed to add sparkle to your next gathering. Our Food Editor recently arranged for us to pay a visit to a Christmas-themed pop-up bar in the East Village in New York City. It turned out to be one of the most fun adventures we’ve had all holiday season. Miracle on Ninth Street originated at Mace in 2014. Since then, the wildly popular Miracle Christmas bar concept has expanded – this holiday season, there will be over 50 Miracle bars in the US, Canada, Europe, Central America and Asia. You can find the full list of them here.

the luxury of an old-fashioned perfect for winter

Dandelion Chandelier’s Luxury Dish is an occasional series featuring original recipes and their origin stories from our Luminaries, Fireflies, friends, families, and team of far-flung correspondents. They’re guaranteed to add sparkle to your next gathering. Our Food Editor recently arranged for us to pay a visit to a Christmas-themed pop-up bar in the East Village in New York City. It turned out to be one of the most fun adventures we’ve had all holiday season. Miracle on Ninth Street originated at Mace in 2014. Since then, the wildly popular Miracle Christmas bar concept has expanded – this holiday season, there will be over 50 Miracle bars in the US, Canada, Europe, Central America and Asia. You can find the full list of them here.