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Turks and Caicos Top Events 2019-2020

The Turks and Caicos offer several unique annual events and holidays, which can be a great reason to book a vacation in this spectacular archipelago.

November 2019 Turks and Caicos Events

Caribbean Food and Wine Festival: October 31st – November 3rd, 2019

The annual Caribbean Food and Wine Festival brings together an exclusive and diverse team of gourmands to combine their passion for the Turks and Caicos Islands with their love for dynamic cuisine. A 3-day culinary event with gourmet experiences hosted at Grace Bay Club, Blue Blue Haven, West Bay Club, and Gansevort that offer delicious food, wine, and tasting experiences that include a Gourmet Safari with each course at a different award-winning restaurant on Providenciales. Be sure to book early, tickets sell out fast!


How To Have An Exclusive Adventure In Costa Rica

Ensconced amid the thick mangroves of a 2,300-acre nature preserve along the coast of Guanacaste, W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal draws you in with its lush, firefly-dotted landscape; bold, locally inspired design; and a cool, laidback vibe.

But one of the secret perks of the new hotel, which opened in November 2018, is its exclusive experiences.

The W brand created a cadre of wish granters called W Insiders, who are in-the-know locals who help you access what’s new and hot in the area. And in case you think that sounds similar to a concierge, Gina Conejo, the Costa Rica hotel’s W Insider, is quick to set you straight.

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Gulfstream’s new $75 million private jets is the world’s largest

Gulfstream has unveiled the G700, its new flagship private jet, which the company says is now the largest plane in the private jet industry. “The Gulfstream G700 takes the very best elements from our most innovative products and unites them with cutting-edge advances to create an all-new, advanced-technology aircraft that redefines safety, comfort, and range at speed,” Gulfstream President Mark Burns said at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas…

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World’s most expensive painting might not appear in Louvre’s Leonardo da Vinci 500th anniversary show. Here’s why

The world’s most expensive painting, the Salvator Mundi , purportedly by Leonardo da Vinci, was supposed to go on display next week in the world’s most famous museum, the Louvre in Paris, in a blockbuster exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death. Barring a last-minute surprise, however, the painting will be a no-show.

The Salvator Mundi sold for a record-shattering US$450.3 million in 2017 (the work went on display at Christie’s Hong Kong office in October 2017). But in the two years since the sale at Christie’s in New York, the controversy over the painting’s attribution has intensified.

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The city has the world’s second-largest collection of the buildings, second only to Miami. But even as they gain attention, they are threatened.

Every evening, crowds swarm Marine Drive, the iconic waterfront on the southern tip of Mumbai, India’s financial capital.

Few of the families and tourists who are out taking in the air stop to look back at the low-rise apartment blocks that line the avenue — a cityscape Salman Rushdie described in the novel “The Ground Beneath Her Feet” as “a glittering Art Deco sweep … not even Rome could boast.”

That disregard may be set to change.

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