For travelers who love unique food, architecture, history and supporting a multigenerational family-owned business, head to BLDG 39 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a well-rounded night out.
Housed in a 1917, wartime-era arsenal warehouse, BLDG 39 is a combination commissary kitchen space for local food truck owners and event space. The rustic building boasts beautiful backdrops for weddings, culinary tastings, business meetings and other social events. The business is owned by the Weizer family: a trio of tradesman that put their knowledge and skills together, including of technology from Brandon Weizer; carpentry from his father, Craig Weizer; and master plumbing by his grandfather, Fred Weizer, into purchasing commercial real estate. Over the years and through many leaps and hurdles, they made their first large building purchase of a 50,000-square-foot property called The Atlas Building that housed artist studios, woodshops, office space and residential units.
In 2019, the family sold The Atlas Building and acquired BLDG 39. With 2,800 square feet of shared kitchen space, the facility offers its tenants flat-top grills, deep fryers, burner stoves, 20-quart mixers, commercial dish washers, walk-in refrigerator space and extra storage in the basement.
On May 1, 2021, BLDG 39 hosted its first collaborative dinner of Polish and Portuguese cuisine from Mom Mom’s Kitchen and Cozinha. Each food truck brought its own cultural flare. The dinner featured a delicious, sit-down, five-course tasting menu, a DJ, photobooth and live pendulum painting demonstration. Guests were given the full experience in the warehouse building with large garage doors that let the spring breeze and trendy music float through the air. Featured dishes included chlodnik, a chilled beet soup; bacalhau and potato pierogis; piri piri chicken; stuffed cabbage; and an olive oil cake.
BLDG plans to host more collaborative events in the near future to offer visitors an unforgettable culinary experience. Follow them on Instagram for event details, to inquire about hosting a private event or if you are looking for a commercial kitchen rental.
New Orleans has a full roster of activities, events and festivals enticing guests throughout February and March.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
With Black History Month and Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s time to highlight and recognize South African women working hard to make the travel industry better.
Since Cheval Blanc, an extraordinary, newly designed and refurbished 72-room hotel owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, launched in September 2021, it has been the talk of the town. Le Tout-Paris remarks about its WOW factor … and the hard-to-get reservations for the 30 seats at Plenitude, the intimate, first-floor gastronomic outlet headed by chef Arnaud Donckele, who earned three Michelin stars at Cheval Blanc Saint Tropez. Reservations are also recommended for Limbar, the ground-floor bakery/café/tea shop/bar where we watched Pastry Chef Maxime Frédéric preparing desserts and an absolute must-have for dinner at Le Tout-Paris, the 7th-floor, all-day brasserie. This brightly colored space, with its raised seating and Fauve-like floor tiles and the adjacent Milanese restaurant, Langosteria, both have access to terraces facing the Seine River, with amazing views encompassing Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower.
IHG® Business Edge: Working Together with SMEs for a smarter way to manage travel
Nevada-based The Spa at Green Valley by Well & Being and The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being celebrate the start of 2022 with new health, wellness and spa treatments available through March 31. Both spas offer an array of treatments for guests wanting to relax and unwind before 2022 kicks into full gear.
Now through Jan. 28, JEOPARDY! and Lindblad Expeditions team up for a viewer promotion, the JEOPARDY! Explore Alaska Sweepstakes. The contest will award 10 winners and their guests with an eight-day, small-ship cruise of Alaska’s coastal wilderness.
Go ahead, take a nice, deep breath. Because a Seabourn voyage is all about this moment you’ve come so far in life to embrace. It’s not an escape, it’s an arrival.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Santorini, Greece, with us.