Surround yourself with tropical beauty in the big city until April 9, as the New York Botanical Garden celebrates its 15th year with The Orchid Show: Thailand. Displayed within a traditional Thai garden setting, thousands of orchids will frame the façade of a beautiful sala pavilion, a time-honored space used for shade and tranquility, complete with gabled roofline and a border of orchids. The garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will display examples of mai dat, a form of gardening that uses pruning techniques to transform trees and shrubs into whimsical forms.
After the sun goes down, visitors can experiences Orchid Evenings, where leisurely walks through the flowered paths include musical accompaniment. Related events include performances of Magical Thailand – A Journey with the Somapa Thai Dance Company on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Based in Washington, D.C., the dance company brings Thailand alive through classical and folk dances native to the country. On April 1, Orchid Talks: The Secret Lives of Orchids will present a talk by Matthew Pace, Ph.D., assistant curator, Herbarium at The New York Botanical Garden on the theme of Rotting Meat, Jewels, and Venus’ Slippers: The Orchids of Southeast Asia. Make an evening of it: Throughout the show, Thai-inspired dishes will be on offer in the garden complex at the Hudson Garden Grill and the Pine Tree Café.
I arrived in Mexico City on a sunny late afternoon and zipped through light traffic from Benito Juarez International Airport to the heart of Mexico City, Paseo de la Reforma. Four Seasons Mexico City sits in the middle of the bustling area; but once you arrive in the covered driveway, you are transported into a sense of calm, art and luxury.
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Windstar Cruises introduces a new point and tier system to its Yacht Club loyalty program to provide recognition and rewards for guests who continue to sail with Windstar. Its loyalty program always provided special benefits, like a 5 percent discount on all voyages, a $100 shipboard credit referral gift, early notification on new ports and itineraries, private sales and more.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises contracted Danish company CleanCoat A/S to employ its ACT CleanCoat solution across all Uniworld-owned ships. This makes Uniworld the first river cruise company to adopt this solution, renowned for its ability to render surfaces self-disinfecting after one application.
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