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This last weekend, a good majority of Asia was all a-flutter over welcoming the Year of the Horse. While the biggest of the Chinese New Year parties are over, the festivities do continue up to 15 days after the first day of the new year; that's just enough time to get your fair share of prosperity and good luck.
If you live near a major city, chances are good you're pretty close to a Chinatown district. For a little slice of Asia close to home, skip the Panda Express and head to an authentic eatery serving up some new year treats. Buddha's Delight, niangao, bak kwa, noodles and dumplings are all on the menu and many restaurants will offer large banquet meals because the "more the the merrier." No need to bring anything but an empty belly.
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Depending on whom you were pulling for last night, it was either one of the best Super Bowl games of all time—or one of the absolute worst. Either way it’s now time to celebrate, and the city of Seattle is ready to welcome home their Seahawks. It’s the very first championship for the organization, and only the second time a professional sports team will bring home a trophy to the city. Start working on your get out of work strategy, as this Wednesday is going to be the victory parade.
For those hoping to welcome the team home—you’re out of luck—as it sounds like there will not be an organized welcome home out at SeaTac Airport. However, the official celebration is scheduled for February 5, as things are going to kickoff at 11am local time.
The plan has the parade beginning on Fourth Avenue—south of like Denny Way—then running along Fourth Avenue for a couple of miles. The parade route will lead the team to their home at CenturyLink Field where the party and parade will end around 1:30pm.
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HOLY SMOKES, you guys. The dates have already been announced for Coachella 2014 and ticket sales begin tomorrow! They've timed it perfectly; now is the perfect time to make California desert plans when much of the country is snowed in or blown about by icy winds.
The dates you need to set aside in your iCal are: April 11-13 and April 18-20.
As with Coachella 2013 and 2012, 2014's version will be split into two identical weekends of performances from musicians old and new (Outkast is reuniting!), with a hologram or two thrown in for max viral appeal. The only thing that won't be identical are the attendees, since you have the option of hitting up the first weekend and being surprised, or hitting up the second and being well prepared. Either way, we recommend you start phoning your choice Palm Springs hotel now to inquire about early booking deals.
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If you're going to Mardi Gras in New Orleans next month, why not balance out all of that debauchery with some more meaningful volunteer work?
Hands Up Holidays is offering an 8-day volunteer trip to New Orleans that includes refurbishing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina, sorting out clothing donations at a homeless shelter, or teaching computer skills to the unemployed.
Over the weekend the rich and the famous got into the Halloween spirit at four of Los Angeles' biggest costume parties.
Glee star Matthew Morrison hosted his fourth annual masquerade soiree at the Hollywood hotspot Warwick. Dozens of Matthew's celebrity friends came out for the bash at the warehouse-turned-nightclub, including Chris Colfer (dressed as a "sexy" R2D2), Chace Crawford (in a police uniform), Revenge actress Christa B. Allen, and Chord Overstreet (wearing a beard as Jax from Sons of Anarchy).
The Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball returns to Las Vegas on October 26 with plenty of adult-only tricks and treats.
This year the party moves back to the Joint at the Hard Rock, where attendees can explore 3 rooms and 2 levels of "all out insanity." Each room will feature different DJs and performers - like Fire Breathers, Aerialists, Contortionists - courtesy of WildChild World.
Festivities start at 10:00 p.m. and last until 4:00 a.m. General admission tickets are $77 plus fees. VIP Tickets, including a pre-party, VIP entrance, unlimited drinks, separate bar, separate bathrooms, and admission to the after-party for $250.
Tickets can be purchased at halloweenball.com.
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Tucked away on Thailand's fifth largest island, Koh Phangan, are the usual tropical temptations: sandy beaches to soak up the best Equatorial sun Southeast Asia has to offer and backpacker-friendly beachside bars. But then, once a month, the island becomes host to tens of thousands of revelers during the Full Moon Party.
Currently the only way to reach Koh Phangan is via sea ferry from nearby island Koh Samui, but all that will change thanks to the deep pockets of Thai entrepreneur Sompphon Sooksanguan. The businessman is dabbling in aviation and has fronted 200 million THB of his own money (roughly, one fifth of the total cost) to build an airport to service the island and bring happy little party-goers to their destination.
The runway of Koh Phangan will hopefully have the capacity to bring in around 1,600 passengers per day come September 2014, with flights from Bangkok and other regional cities no more than 80 minutes away.
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This Sunday, the final episode of the first season of Bravo’s Princesses: Long Island will air. Although the embarrasingly addictive show only had ten episodes, that was plenty of time to see a wide swath of Long Island.
Should you find yourself in Jewish Princess withdrawal while waiting to find out if the show gets renewed, perhaps you can check out one of these spots that you saw on the series?
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Now that we've shared all of the over-the-top festivities celebrating all things LGBT in North America, we can now profile the hottest international Gay Pride parties. If you are looking to get a few more passport stamps while still letting your rainbow shine, this is when you'll want to be paying attention.
Here are our picks of the must-do LGBT celebrations all throughout the Summer and, fortunately, a few more that extend well into autumn:
During a recent stay at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, we mentioned to a local how we were looking to explore the local nightlife scene. He rattled off a few nearby bars, none of them too appealing, and then casually mentioned a male strip club about five miles away in North Miami Beach.
He even had a car, he said, and could give us a ride.
Four hours later, we were zipping down Biscayne Boulevard on our way to Swinging Richards.
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恭禧發財 or Kung Hei Fat Choi! That's us wishing you a prosperous new year in Cantonese, seeing as how we've hightailed it out of the United States just in time to miss the big blizzard and instead fall into another kind of blizzardof red hóngbāo envelopes, the kind filled with money given at the start of the Chinese New Year.
Celebrating Chinese New Year is not so simple as getting drunk and standing in one spot to watch some spectacle, a la Times Square; instead, Hong Kong throws a massive bash that lasts for several days of public holiday and focuses on food, family, fun and travel.
By tradition, there's a whole series of "auspicious" things to be accomplished in order to guarantee a lucky, successful year ahead. Some examples are wearing the colors red and gold, dressing up in traditional Chinese attire, tossing and eating a Yusheng Salad, and decorating with tangerines and plum blossom flowers.
If you're super-short on time in buzzing Istanbul (which is something that frequently happens with long layovers), we've "been there done that" so here are the things that’ll let you experience the modern side of Istanbul in a rush.
If you want to see how the beautiful people live in Istanbul, head down to the Kurucesme Park pier and wait to board the complimentary boat that will take you to the privately-owned island home to Istanbul’s Suada Club. Or, as some do, take your own yacht and cross the Bosphorus on your own time.
Suada Club was created in 2006 by the club mogul who owns the wildly popular celebrity hangout nightclub, Reina. Although the original vision was for a club catering to the wealthy who are far too busy to go away on a well-deserved vacation, even commoners such as we are let in and allowed to get a taste of the good life.