TRAVEL: A Wild Party In Dublin Ireland Rings In 2014

dublin-ireland-001It was Madness in Dublin last night.

A group of French people were instrumental in forming a Conga line which danced its way past the Bank of Ireland in College Green; Germans danced with abandon; Americans were spotted pogoing near the hallowed halls of Trinity.

But no one minded. It was the countdown to the New Year after all and, as the year of the Gathering took its last breath, it seemed fitting that thousands of people from all over the world should take to the streets of the capital to ring in the new year at the Three NYE Dublin event. Continue Reading

DESTINATIONS: A Trip To Milan Italy

Milan Italy - @FastLaneMag Travel Tuesday
As a young fledgling fashion photographer the deal was to get to Milan Italy to live and shoot fashion for at least a year. It is the mecca for Fashion photographers who are looking to break into publications. Unfortunately I didn’t get there on schedule and fortunately didn’t have to. But when I was finally able to make it there I remember being in awe of the city!

Being the second largest city in Italy; Milan is a thoroughly international city within Italy’s Lombardy region known for high fashion and commerce. This resilient city has weathered numerous European conquests, industrialism and the Nazi occupation of World War II. Today, it emerges as a stylish tourist destination brimming with cultural treasures, distinctive cuisine and classy Continue Reading

EAT: Chef Marcus Samuelsson White Wine Braised Clams [VIDEO]

Clams in white wine

In his series Marcus’ Kitchen, chef Marcus Samuelsson shares dozens of recipes that prove “American” cuisine is really a delicious melting pot that draws upon flavors from all over the world.

Marcus begins with Long Island littleneck clams. He says this dish is a riff on more straightforward braised clam preparations. To liven the dish up, he’s adding unconventional ingredients like butternut squash, peanuts and spinach. Since the clams only take 8 minutes to cook, he wants to build up flavor in the braising liquid before he adds them.

To start, he sautées thyme, peanuts and pieces of ginger together. Next, he adds chopped onions and garlic. To spice things up, he Continue Reading

American Made + Effortlessly Handsome: John Byron Tailor Made Shirts

bespoke-on siteSupport an American made brand all while keeping it classic and effortlessly cool in custom made John Byron shirts. Committed to working with manufacturers that pay fair wages and dedicated to the education of America’s children – John Byron donates 10% of their profits to Teach For America-  this proudly made in the USA men’s fashion brand allows you to stock your closet with timeless tailor made shirts while supporting your fellow Americans. Check out the shirts below and let us know your thoughts! Continue Reading

Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah – Luxury 5 Star Hotel in the Heart of Jumeriah, Dubai

Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah HotelMadinat Jumeirah the Arabian Resort – Dubai, owned by Jumeirah which also owns the Burj Al Arab, is a luxurious 5 star resort in Dubai and is also the largest resort in the emirate, spreading across over 40 hectares of landscapes and gardens. Madinat Jumeirah translates into the ‘City of Jumeirah’, so named because of the sheer variety of this magnificent Resort, located in the heart of fashionable Jumeirah. It is designed as magnificent tribute to Dubai’s heritage and is styled to resemble an ancient Arabian citadel. The resort comprises two boutique hotels – Al Qasr andMina A’Salam and a courtyard of 29 summer houses called Dar Al Masyaf.

Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel

Located along two kilometere of private beachfront, you’ll find Al Qasr (The Palace) that is the centre-piece of Madinat Jumeirah. Approached via a tree-lined avenue, adorned with beautifully sculpted Arabian horses, Al Qasr is simply breathtaking — a tribute to age-old architectural styles of majestic elegance.

Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel

This destination of unique qualities and outstanding beauty offers extensive landscaped grounds with canal-style waterways, rooms with furnished private balconies and a seafood restaurant suspended over the Arabian Gulf. Designed to reflect a Sheikh’s summer residence, Al Qasr comprises 292 rooms and suites, including Arabian or Ocean Deluxe Rooms, Arabian, Ocean, Presidential and Royal Suites, all overlook the Arabian Gulf or hotel grounds. A private dressing area, walk-in rain shower and antique furnishings are standard in all rooms.

Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel

Guests can enjoy in Al Qasr Hotel’s 44 restaurants, bars and lounges, where can experience the entire culinary journey through Middle Eastern and Asian Cuisine, International Cuisine to Western Cuisine.

Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel

Guests can watch the sunset at Koubba Bar while sipping magical cocktails, or indulge in an array of scrumptious cakes in the Madinat Jumeirah Cake Boutique now featuring special goodies, delectable cakes to delightful tea and cup cakes, cookies and a selection of Arabic sweets. All meat lovers must not miss MJ’s Steakhouse.
Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah HotelRelaxing on Al Qasr Hotel’s private, sandy beach with free fresh fruit and cool towels or sweating in Talise Spa and Talise Fitness are some of the ways to spend your leisure time. Other on-site amenities includes a large pool complex with dedicated children’s areas and a marble lobby lounge with palm trees.

Nightly rates start at around $354 or AED 1,300.
Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah HotelYou can spend this Valentine’s Day at Madinat Jumeirah. It could be a moonlight terrace or perhaps under the stars with the gentle lap of waves, or maybe in a secluded hideaway amongst classic Arabian architecture. Madinat Jumeirah has prepared some unique romantic experiences for you to choose from. It will be a night your Valentine will never forget.

Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel

Breguet’s New Type XXII Luxury Time Piece


Every year Geneva brightens with the sparkle of diamond jewelry and impressive timepieces for Baselworld. All the leading brands will be exhibiting their products to an expected audience of nearly 100,000, and luxury watch company, Breguet, is ensuring a prompt arrival with the release of an updated edition of its Type XXII stainless steel mechanical chronograph.  Continue Reading