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Must-Savor Ethical Chocolate Indulgences For Easter

Whether offered as a gift or enjoyed on a dessert date, chocolate and Easter go hand in hand. But do you know where the chocolate you buy is coming from? The cacao business is one of the least transparent and […]

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These Historical Buildings Have Been Repurposed Into Amazing Accommodations & Cultural Spaces

If you want to spend more time in charming historical buildings, consider staying in one of these unique accommodations or visiting some of America’s most interesting art galleries, community spaces and museums. All of them honor their historic roots while […]

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How Loop Of The Loom Is Uniting Autistic Weavers & Fashion Designers

Yukako Satone first knew that her life was going to change in 2001. She just had no idea how much. Yukako was a new mother, a graphic designer with 15 years of experience working in both New York and Japan. […]

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How Billion Oyster Project Is Renewing New York Harbor’s Oyster Population

Did you know that New York Harbor was once home to hundreds of thousands of acres of oysters? Better yet… do you know how many of these oysters were left in the late 19th century? Oysters were long a key […]

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Wellness Travel: Top 10 Yoga Fusion Retreats Of 2015

Like last year’s round-up of unique wellness trips, Epicure & Culture wants to help you stretch your limits with yoga retreats that fuse flexibility, strength training and curative stretching with something else. Maybe you want to cultivate compassion by volunteering […]

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Wellness Travel: World’s Top Boozy Yoga Vacations

On first consideration, drinking and yoga may seem rather incompatible. If, like me, you’ve occasionally had one too many glasses of red wine before heading to an hour of vinyasa and downward dog, you may have reservations about combining the […]

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Chocolate And Spirits Unite Sustainably In Brooklyn, New York

Chocolate and liquor are probably not the first things that come to mind when you think of healthy food and drink. Additionally, they’re not typically two items you imagine pairing together; however, at Brooklyn’s Cacao Prieto, single origin Dominican cacao and […]

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How A Farm-To-Fork Food Truck Is Providing A Positive Future For Formerly-Incarcerated Youth

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. It also imprisons more young people than any other nation on earth. On an average day there are around 50,000 16- and 17-year-olds in custody and facing prosecution as […]

What Do Pig Trotter Ice Cream, Dexter And Pickled Blood Oranges Have In Common? Find Out At NYC's Louro Restaurant

What Do Pig Trotter Ice Cream, Dexter And Pickled Blood Oranges Have In Common? Find Out At NYC’s Louro Restaurant

Walking into Louro Restaurant feels like coming home. I immediately relax as I enter its laid-back West Village neighborhood, whose quiet parks and bookstores provide an oasis of serenity amongst the hustle and bustle of New York City. Louro’s unassuming […]

Brooklyn Oenology

Brooklyn Oenology Winery Brings Local Drink, Food And Art To NYC

What do you get when you mix local artwork, New York wines, small-batch whiskeys, innovative pairings, sustainable cuisine and a lineup of community-enhancing programs? Brooklyn Oenology, or B.O.E., New York City’s first urban winery. Located in Brooklyn’s creativity hub of […]