Chef Daniel García celebrates the legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in the cuisine he creates at the restaurant named in her honor. García, chef at Frida, one of several innovative dining venues at Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico, uses bold flavors to entice diners with his take on traditional, rustic Mexican dishes. Dining venues at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, a luxury, all-inclusive property on the Mexican Riviera, are open to the public.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
There’s thunder rumbling in the distance as James and I dash, hand in hand, west from St. Stephen’s Green, bound for Auniger Street and the Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church. It’s here that at least a portion of St. Valentine has found a final resting place, thanks to relics from Rome that were gifted to Dublin by Pope Gregory XVI during the 19th century. Good sport that he is, James has been married to me long enough to know, that faced with the promise of a departed saint, poet, philosopher or other teller of tall tales, a little rain is unlikely to dissuade me from exploration. For that kind of adventure, Dublin is a treasure trove.