Articles by Babbie De Derian

Quebec Revisited Review - I Had To Come Back

Quebec Revisited Review - I Had To Come Back Quebec City, capital of the Province of Quebec and home to 700,000 French speaking charming and friendly people, is a very special destination, every season of the year

Montenapo Restaurant Review - A New Culinary Star Is Born

Montenapo Restaurant Review - A New Culinary Star Is Born MONTENAPO … RESTAURANTE DELLA MODA has opened in the New York Times Building at 8th Avenue and 41st Street, where the theater and fashion districts intersect

Quebec City Summer Festival Review - An Assortment of Eclectic Fun

Quebec City Summer Festival Review - An Assortment of Eclectic Fun Quebec is one big happening; Canadians love and support their Ouebec City Summer Festival, and the streets are packed with people, especially Rue Saint Jean, a narrow street lined with restaurants, cafes and shops

St. Louis Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2009 Review – Yes, There is a Thriving Fashion Center in St. Louis

St. Louis Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2009 Review – Yes, There is a Thriving Fashion Center in St. Louis St. Louis Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2009 in its third year was sponsored by Budweiser Select and took place at The Lumiere Place Casino & Hotels

FINLANDIA VODKA CUP 2009 REVIEW - The Best Bartenders From Around the World Meet at the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland

FINLANDIA VODKA CUP 2009 REVIEW - The Best Bartenders From Around the World Meet at the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland Finlandia Vodka Cup, the annual global drink contest where bartenders from everywhere meet at the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland to showcase their talents and compete for the global trophy and the title “ Finlandia Bartender of the Year”…

36 hours in Helsinki… A City of Many Faces and Moods

36 hours in Helsinki… A City of Many Faces and Moods Helena Niskanen, the New York marketing rep for Visit Finland, and the Finland Tourist Board, suggests I extend my visit to Lapland to include 36 Hours in Helsinki

“KNOWING” a film Review - A Science Fiction-Mystery Psychological Thriller

“KNOWING” a film Review - A Science Fiction-Mystery Psychological Thriller Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage steps into the role of Astrophysics Professor John Koestler in the riveting new film “KNOWING”

Rasputin Restaurant Review - a Russian Restaurant and Nightclub

Rasputin Restaurant Review - a Russian Restaurant and Nightclub A Delicious Taste of Moscow in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn

Cartagena, Colombia Review - The Living Legend of the Caribbean

Cartagena, Colombia Review - The Living Legend of the Caribbean Cartagena, the 2nd oldest city in Colombia, is one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in Latin America

Bogota, Colombia Review - The Only Risk is Wanting to Stay

Bogota, Colombia Review - The Only Risk is Wanting to Stay I highly recommend a visit to this cultural and fun treasure, “the only risk will be wanting to stay”

Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel Review - Gracious Hospitality and Impeccable Service

Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel Review - Gracious Hospitality and Impeccable Service The Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel, originally the Santa Clara de Asis Convent, has been witness to centuries of Colombia’s history

Project Cuddle Charity - Long Island Event Raises $100,000 to Rescue Abandoned Babies

Project Cuddle Charity - Long Island Event Raises $100,000 to Rescue Abandoned Babies The Village Club in Sands Point was the scene of an emotional, fun and festive Project Cuddle fund raiser party and auction that attracted a well dressed crowd of Long Island residents

Spirit Airlines Cartagena Review - Inaugural Flight a Celebration and a Humanitarian Mission

Spirit Airlines Cartagena Review - Inaugural Flight a Celebration and a Humanitarian Mission Spirit Airlines is flying high, expanding their dominance in the Caribbean and routes to South America

Mongolia As A Must See Destination - Targeting America’s Travel Trendsetters

Mongolia As A Must See Destination - Targeting America’s Travel Trendsetters Mongolia is located between China and Russia. It is home of the legendary Chinggis Khan, nomadic herders, the Gobi desert, and rich folk tradition. Its Capital city, Ulaanbaatar, offers five-star accommodations and direct links to international hubs

Turkish Airlines Review, Lufthansa Airline Review, and AirTran Airline Review

Turkish Airlines Review, Lufthansa Airline Review, and AirTran Airline Review At a time when the high cost of fuel is forcing airlines to eliminate or cut back on food and amenities in economy class, some airlines are flying high with gourmet cuisines to attract and indulge connoisseur Business and First Class passengers

The Seadream Yacht Club Review - Cruise Of A Lifetime...

The Seadream Yacht Club Review - Cruise Of A Lifetime... Yachting on the SeaDream I or SeaDream II (sister ships) can best be described as “living one’s dreams“

Istanbul - The Next Cultural Capitol of Europe

Istanbul - The Next Cultural Capitol of Europe I am sorry to leave Istanbul, a city that welcomed me into its embrace and treated me like an Ottoman Princess. Turkey rates an A+ in my notebook of “Unforgettable Places and Memorable Visits”

The Papa Jo Sets Sail into the Sunset and I Am On Board to Revel in its Glow

The Papa Jo Sets Sail into the Sunset and I Am On Board to Revel in its Glow If low key elegance and laid back pleasures are your style, welcome aboard the Papa Jo, as I was . . .

Ritz Carlton Istanbul Review - The Ultimate in Exceptional Hospitality and Impeccable Service

Ritz Carlton Istanbul Review - The Ultimate in Exceptional Hospitality and Impeccable Service The Ritz Carlton Istanbul is the ultimate in exceptional hospitality and impeccable service; every guest is treated as the hotel’s most important guest

A Taste Of Napoli Sweepstakes - Celebrates 500 Years of Pasta Making

A Taste Of Napoli Sweepstakes - Celebrates  500 Years of Pasta Making To celebrate 500 years of pasta making, "A TASTE OF NAPOLI SWEEPSTAKES" is giving away amazing vacations to 3 lucky winners

Vancouver - A Fabulous Place to Visit, a Great Place to Live

Vancouver - A Fabulous Place to Visit, a Great Place to Live I look out on Vancouver's snow capped mountains and one of the most picturesque cities in the world. The 180 degree view from my terrace is inspiring; fluffy clouds and mist hang low; torrential rain gives in to afternoon sun

VANCOUVER - An Emerging Culinary Destination Wows My Palate

VANCOUVER  - An Emerging Culinary Destination Wows My Palate Vancouver, one of the most picturesque cities in the world, it is also cultivating its future as a culinary innovator

Alberta, Canada, Where The Canadian Rockies Speak Nature in Harmony with Mother Earth

Alberta, Canada, Where The Canadian Rockies Speak Nature in Harmony with Mother Earth       I love train rides, and THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEER will be remembered as one of my favorites

Banff and Jasper National Parks . . . A Diversity of Thrills and Potential Spills

Banff and Jasper National Parks . . .  A  Diversity of Thrills and Potential Spills Majestic Banff National Park, established in 1885, the first in Canada, the third in the world, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is rich in nature, national historic sites, ski resorts and golf courses

The Calgary Stampede . . . “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”

The Calgary Stampede . . .  “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” Wrangler, the proud sponsor of Stampede 2007 is tickled pink their visionary theme: “Tough Enough To Wear Pink “ raises $576,155 in just 30 hours for Canadian Breast Cancer, thanks to the support of the entire town

Inaugural Blue Bay Jazz Fest on the United States Virgin Island of St.Croix

Inaugural Blue Bay Jazz Fest on the United States Virgin Island of St.Croix November 15-18, 2007, the sultry sounds of the Inaugural Blue Bay Jazz Fest on the United States Virgin Island of St.Croix

The Treasures of Peru

The Treasures of Peru Peru is a country of unsolved ancient mysteries, priceless archeological treasures and a cuisine as diverse as the country itself

Negro-Peruvian Music and all that Jazz… Sexy, Playful, Religious and Sad

Negro-Peruvian Music and all that Jazz… Sexy, Playful, Religious and Sad In spite of its presence in chic Peru nightclubs, Afro- Peruvian music, also known as Negro-Peruvian music, remains one of the world's best kept cultural secrets—suppressed along with the people who gave them life and nourished them

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