ANOVA PRECISION COOKER
Sous-vide cooking — sealing food in a plastic bag and cooking it in hot water — means you can slow-cook for hours with precise results. The Precision Cooker from Anova takes the idea and brings it into the 21st century. You can control the WiFi-enabled device from anywhere using a companion app, plus it clips onto the side of any pan before easily packing away for storage. Pop a meal into the cooker before work and program the device to have dinner ready when you walk through the door. $129.
If you have an interest in wine but struggle to recognize the distinct characteristics of each bottle, MyOeno is here to help. Dip the small scanner into your wine glass and it can measure different properties, such as acidity or the level of tannins, which it displays in its free app. MyOeno makes a great gift for wine fans who want to take their interest to the next level. $99.
CORAVIN WINE PRESERVATION SYSTEM
This incredible device was invented by an MIT nuclear engineering grad who decided to turn his considerable intellect to wine. Coravin lets you drink just one glass from a bottle of wine without spoiling the rest. It’s perfect for when you want to have a special glass without committing to drinking the whole bottle. It’s also great for cutting down on your alcohol intake, as there is no longer pressure to finish a bottle before it spoils. From $199.95.
AEROGARDEN HARVEST ELITE WIFI
This indoor gardening system means you can grow your own herbs, vegetables and salad greens no matter where you live. The soil-free system uses more than 100 LEDs to create perfect growing conditions inside your home. WiFi connectivity allows a companion app to guide you through the growing process, up to five times faster than in normal soil. It’s a great way to brighten up your home and keep healthy foods in stock. $200.
The Franklin London Launches Afternoon Tea Inspired by Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser”
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, launched a new afternoon tea inspired by the “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser” exhibit at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum. Diners booking the tea also have the option to book an offer including a pre-reserved ticket to the in-demand exhibition.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Up Norway, Norway’s travel curator, partners with sustainability experts to offer travelers a new tour. The Discovery Route, called the “world’s most sustainable journey,” combines personal wellness with the wellness of the environment.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Driving into Dallas during a rainstorm, we were eager to arrive at our destination. The valet parking at Marriott Dallas Uptown is underground and ideal for inclement weather. We took the elevator to the lobby and made our way to the registration desk. The staff wore masks, but still managed to convey a warm greeting. On the wall behind them hung a colorful piece of art made partially from reclaimed wood that depicts neighborhood scenes. The new hotel covers an entire block in a residential area and opened earlier this year.
Business travel is on the brink of returning, according to three new reports. The latest monthly Traveler Confidence Index developed by Travel Again shows business traveler confidence soared in May, with 42 percent now fully ready to travel, up from just 20 percent in April. An additional 31 percent are planning some type of business travel for summer, with 74 percent willing to travel domestically for business in the next 90 days. However, employers may not be as ready, with only 22 percent of business travel respondents with current business travel plans.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Although travel restrictions are beginning to lift, many Americans aren’t ready to travel yet, but still want to get out and explore something new. WalletHub, a personal-finance website, recently conducted a study to find out the best cities for a staycation this summer.