Restaurants focusing on feasts for the eyes to sell dining experiences
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24 Perfect Gifts For Galentine's Day
Best friends, ladies, girlfriends, gals — whatever you want to call them, Feb. 13 is Galentine's Day (and no, we're not making this up, well, fully at least). Originally coined by a gal we would love to be friends with (Amy Poehler), "Galentine's Day ...
February 13, 2015
Romantic Literary Gifts To Celebrate Valentine's Day With Your Favorite Bookworm
It's February, and your checking account has barely recovered from all the books and book-adjacent items you lavished on your nearest and dearest over the holidays a couple months ago. That makes Valentine's Day a tough holiday to swallow. But if you ...
February 13, 2015
Real-world locations that inspired Disney movies
Saint-Michel in Normandy. As production progressed, he added medieval and French Renaissance influences—like small round towers inspired by Château de Chenonceau—as well as hints of modern architecture, like the triangular composition of the ...
January 20, 2015
Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gifts For Him And Her
Maybe you forgot to make dinner reservations or maybe you just didn't have time to pick up a personalized gift. If you left your Valentine's Day shopping to the last minute, fortunately you still have time to make your gift seem thoughtful. Forget ...
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The countdown to Christmas gift giving is on and with just under 10 days to go, we're here to ensure the women in your life are covered. If you're still trying to figure out the perfect gift or just didn't have time this year to get something for your ...
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The 17 Best Indie Games on PC
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The magical worlds inhabited by Disney characters have inspired children for generations, but did you know that the creative teams behind these visions were often themselves inspired by authentic villages, castles, and vistas. Real-life location: Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. As production progressed, he added medieval and French Renaissance influences—like small round towers inspired by Château de Chenonceau—as well as hints of modern architecture, like the triangular composition of the Century City Twin Towers in Los...  Disney location: Sleeping Beauty’s castle Real-life location: Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany One of Germany's most famous landmarks also served as the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle, both in the 1959 film and at Disneyland itself.  Disney location: Paradise Falls from Up Real-life location: Angel Falls in Venezuela Up director Pete Docter traveled with a team of Pixar creatives to Venezuela's tepuis (table-top mountains) to gather inspiration for the lost world of... Their trip culminated with a trip to Angel Falls, the world's tallest waterfall, which the team recorded with thousands of photographs, videos, and sketches before taking that inspiration home to create the bucket-list destination for the.
It's unlikely that gifts from foreign countries do much to sway American diplomacy, but foreign visitors bestowing cumbersome or weird gifts is almost certainly one of the more entertaining parts of President Obama's job. He doesn't get to keep the gifts, mind you. On the occasion of Barack Obama's 53rd birthday, we decided to review each and every one of the 274 gifts given to the president between 2009 and 2012 by foreign countries and their leaders. (Gifts like the blanket in the image above aren't included, but 13 other blankets from other countries are. ) The lists are maintained by the State Department's Protocol Gift Unit , which has not yet released the 2013 gift list. So we used what we had, breaking each gift down by donor, by value, and, yes, by quality, ranking them all on a scale from 1 to 100 and sorting them. Counting only gifts given to the president or to the president and other members of his family, foreign countries and their representatives have given Obama over $717,000 worth of stuff since he was inaugurated. (The first gift came on inauguration day, from Mexico. ) According to our index of all of the gifts, the best swag came in 2011. It's really a funny collection of presents, for which, were you asked To what sort of person was this gift given.
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