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September 2020 Features
Touring Continuum Distilling - A Perfect Happy Hour
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Continuum Distilling Products - Drops, Charred, ContinuRrum
We had a perfect "Happy Hour" by touring Continuum Distilling in Waterbury, Connecticut and meeting with Master Distiller and Founder Brandon Collins who is creating very tasty and innovative spirits from reclaimed locally made craft "beer trimmings." While that may seem a bit strange, the taste of his products is amazingly good. Cheers! 
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Sierra Norte Single Barrel Mexican Whiskey Black
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Sierra Norte Single Barrel Black Corn Oaxacan Whiskey
We have known Master Distiller French for many years since he created Scorpion Mezcal. Not someone to sit back, he is a forward thinker, and with agave slowly depleting he was inspired to use native Oaxacan ancient heritage corn to create a series of Mexican Whiskeys. Sierra Norte Single Barrel Mexican Whiskey made with Native Oaxacan Black Corn is one of a series of exceptional Sierra Norte Single Barrel Mexican Whiskeys (Black, Yellow, White, and Purple), each designed to maximize their own unique flavors. Cheers!
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Litchfield Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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Litchfield Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon lovers are going to love the award-winning Litchfield Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey handcrafted in small batches in Litchfield, Connecticut where their motto is "The Spirit of Hard Work" and the result is pure excellence. Made from a delectable blend of locally grown corn, rye, and barley, Litchfield Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey celebrates the best of Connecticut. Known for their exceptional bourbons, in addition to their Straight Bourbon, Litchfield Distillery also handcrafts a Maple Bourbon, a Vanilla Bourbon, and a Port Cask Finish Bourbon, all of which are very tasty. 
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Litchfield Distillery Vodka
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Litchfield Distillery Vodka
Litchfield, Connecticut is home to Litchfield Distillery Vodka where their motto is "The Spirit of Hard Work" and the taste is delectably outstanding! Made in small batches from locally grown corn in Sharon, Connecticut, Litchfield Distillery Vodka is another fine example of Connecticut's heritage of excellence. This high-quality delicious vodka is gluten-free, is a great sipping vodka, and works well in both cocktail and culinary recipes. Luxury Experience was "In the kitchen and behind the bar®" creating handcrafted artisanal cocktail and culinary recipes to showcase this outstanding vodka.
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Postcards from Rutgers Gardens, North Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
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Allium and a Bee - Rutgers Gardens - Photo by Luxury Experience
New Jersey is nicknamed the Garden State, so on a beautiful summer Sunday morning, we drove to Rutgers Gardens in North Brunswick, New Jersey to explore the beauty of their gardens. Part of Rutgers University, Rutgers Gardens is a sensational botanical garden that has delighted visitors for over 100 years and was the perfect place to stroll and spend a few hours soaking up nature. After "sheltering in place" for several months due to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, we were more than ready to get out in nature while maintaining social distancing, and the 180-acre Rutgers Gardens was the perfect place for a morning of exploration.
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MarieBelle New York – Luxury Chocolates
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Mariebelle - NY Collection - 16pc
Chocolate is one of life's delectable sweet little pleasures, and New York-based Chocolatier Maribel Lieberman owner of MarieBelle New York shares her passion with her luxurious chocolate offerings.  Whether your chocolate preference is dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate, MarieBelle New York has the perfect chocolate to appeal to diverse palates. We loved sampling our way through the tasty offerings.
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Frantoio Di Santa Tea Olio Extra Vergine Di Oliva
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Frantoio Di Santa Tea Olio Extra Vergine di ooliva
As professional chefs and home cooks know, a great source for high-quality culinary ingredients is worth its weight in gold. We recently found and fell in love with the company Italian Products & Beyond that is an incredible resource for high-quality culinary ingredients. Their extensive collection of EVOOs, vinegars, truffle products, pates, pesto, tomatoes, coffee, fish, salts, nuts, sweets, and so much more, are the stuff of culinary dreams! We especially love the Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOOs) from Gonnelli 1585, Frantoio Di Santa Téa Olio Extra Vergine Di Oliva. Happy Cooking!
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Al Basile - Last Hand
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Al Basile - Last Hand
Multi-nominated bluesman Al Basile takes a step in a new direction with his latest release, Last Hand released on his Sweetspot records label, which has a rich Jazzy Blues feel. Last Hand is like a Blues opera that tells the tale of a May-December romance over the course of this fabulous 12-track release. Joining Al are Bruce Bears on piano and organ, Brad Hallen on electric bass, and Mark Teixeira on drums. The musicianship is on this release is pure magic to complement Al Basile's engaging lyrics. The album hits the streets on August 21, 2020, so grab yourself a copy and sit back and enjoy listening to an exciting tale told by songwriter extraordinaire Al Basile.
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Michael Silverman featuring Jeff Lorber – Human Spirit
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Michael Silverman - Human Spirit - Featuring  Jeff Lorber
I love Jazz piano and when I saw Michael Silverman's debut instrumental Jazz album, Michael Silverman - Human Spirit featuring Jeff Lorber, I was intrigued to give it a listen, followed by several listens. Joined by his brother, acclaimed veteran drummer Rob Silverman, and a host of talented guest musicians Jimmy Haslip, Eric Marienthal, David Benoit, Michael Thompson, Adam Hawley, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Gary Novak, the album sparkles with crystal clarity. The release hits the street on July 15, 2020. 
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John Lake: Seven Angels
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John Lake - Seven Angels
New York Jazz trumpeter John Lake has a fabulous new 11- track instrumental Jazz release entitled, Seven Angels, that hits the street on June 26, 2020. I got my hands on the release early for Luxury Experience, and instrumental Jazz fans are in for a real treat with Seven Angels. John Lake proves his mettle as a dynamic Jazz composer, arranger, and soloist on this dynamic freshman release, so be sure to grab a copy and give it a listen.
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Anthony Geraci - Daydreams In Blue
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Anthony Geraci - Daydreams In Blue
Anthony Geraci - Daydreams In Blue with Dennis Brennan released on the Shining Stone Records label is an impressive 12-track Blues release that hits the street on July 10, 2020. Anthony Geraci is not only a gifted pianist he also shows his prowess as a talented a songwriter having written 10 of the songs on this release. Boston musician and his friend Dennis Brennan along with Troy Gonyea and Peter Ward contribute one song, and Anthony Geraci beautifully covers the 1941 hit Jelly, Jelly written by Earl Hines and William (Billy) Eckstein. Special guests on the release include the legendary guitarists Walter Trout and Monster Mike Welch.
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Continuum Distilling Charred
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Continuum Distilling Charred
Continuum Distilling Charred created by Continuum Distilling, founded in 2019 and based out of Waterbury, Connecticut, is a delectable dark spirit made from local Connecticut Craft brown ales, stouts, and porters. Continuum Distilling is the brainchild of Head Distiller Brandon Collins, Jim Baranowski, brothers Tom and Jason Sobocinski, and Master Brewer Tyler Jones of Black Hog Brewing, who have partnered to create a unique and very tasty flagship spirit which they refer to a "beer whiskey." Crafted in small batches, the Batch Number is handwritten on each on bottle.
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Postcards from Spring 2020 in Southampton, NY, USA
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Coopers Beach - Southampton, NYC - photo by Luxury Experience
During these trying days of the coronavirus 2020, we thought readers might like to do a little "armchair traveling" to Southampton, New York to cheer the spirit and plan for future trips. While you may know that Southampton, New York is part of the chic and wealthy towns that comprise The Hamptons, did you that it is also a very historic town that was founded in 1646? Whether you wish to explore its pristine beaches, dine at world-class restaurants, do some retail therapy, or discover its cultural and historical offerings, Southampton, New York is a perfect escape in any season!
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Continuum Distilling Drops
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Continuum Drops - Continuum Distilling Drops
Continuum Distilling, founded in 2019 and based out of Waterbury, Connecticut, has created a delectable  alcohol  called Continuum Distilling "Drops" made from local Connecticut Craft Beer IPAs. Continuum Distilling is the brainchild of Head Distiller Brandon CollinsJim Baranowski, brothers Tom and Jason Sobocinski, and Master Brewer Tyler Jones of Black Hog Brewing, who have partnered to create a unique and very tasty spirit. Distilled from "Grain, Cane, and Hops," Continuum Distilling Drops is a delectable clear spirit with floral, bright, hoppy notes, and 46% alcohol by volume (92 proof). Crafted in small batches, the Batch Number is handwritten on each on bottle.
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Greenwich International Film Festival 2020
Performances
GIFF 2020 - Greenwich International Film Festival 2020
The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) celebrated its sixth anniversary and Luxury Experience was there to help celebrate albeit virtually, with their inaugural Virtual Film Festival, due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Over the course of three days, May 1 - 3, 2020, we watched 25 out of a possible 29 films offered, with lots of popcorn eaten to accompany the screenings. Documentaries, Narrative Films, and Short Films deftly captured our attention and kept us glued to our seats. Luxury Experience is proud to share our film highlights from the Greenwich International Film Festival 2020
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Plain-T handcrafted teas in Southampton, NY, USA
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Plain-T  - Tea Kettle, Tea Canister
During a visit to Southampton, New York, we discovered Plain-T and The T Loft, a company dedicated to the art of exceptional tea, founded by Tathiana Teixeira and her husband Alessandro Teixeira. As  avid tea drinkers, we always appreciate learning about nature's special bounty and meeting with Tathiana  Teixeira was like  getting a PhD in tea! Passionate about her exceptional line of high-quality whole leaf tea products, she shared her vast tea  knowledge with us and told us about their diverse product line of 85 teas. There is a tea for every palate and Tathiana is a perfect tea sommelier to find the right tea for you as we discovered during our tea experience
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Hamptons Handpoured
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Hamptons Handpoured - East Hampton
Love spending time in the Hamptons and wish you could bring its essence home with you? Hamptons Handpoured, founded by Hamptons native Brittany Torres, deftly captures of the spirit of the towns that comprise The Hamptons of Long Island, New York with her beautiful hand-poured candles. Made with love in small batches, Hamptons Handpoured candles are made with 100% American grown natural soy and high-quality, plant-based fragrance oils, with cotton wicks, zero additives, that are phthalate free, vegan, and have a 40-hour burn time. While you may not be able to spend as much time in The Hamptons as you would like, you can enjoy the experience anytime you like with these beautiful candles.
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Southampton Inn, Southampton, New York, USA
Hotels and Resorts
Southampton Inn - Southampton, New York, USA We had a wonderful stay at the 90-room luxury boutique Southampton Inn nestled on 5 stunning acres in the heart of Southampton, New York. The Southampton Inn has all the bells and whistles that one could want for a stay in the fabled Hamptons. The Inn boasts sumptuously appointed guestrooms, an excellent restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, croquet on the immaculate lawn, and much more. Located within walking distance of a movie theater, boutique shops, upscale restaurants, museums, cultural and historical venues, as well as Coopers Beach, the Southampton Inn is a charming and comfortable respite in The Hamptons in any season.  
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The Art of Silver Jewelry with Master Jeweler Eric Messin
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Debra Argen, Edward Nesta - making silver jewelry - photo by Luxury Experience Throughout the years, The Adventure Kids® aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F.Nesta of Luxury Experience have had exciting and diverse adventures. Our latest adventure involved learning the art of hand-crafting silver jewelry with Master Jeweler Eric Messin in the historic 1686 Pelletreau Silver Shop in Southampton, New York offered in conjunction with the Southampton History Museum. The added reward of this adventure was bringing home our stunning silver jewelry creations!  
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Claude's at Southampton Inn, Southampton, NY, USA
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Claude's at Southampton Inn - Double Cut Veal Chop - photo by luxury experience Dinner at the restaurant Claude's at the luxury boutique Southampton Inn located in Southampton, New York provided a gracious respite during our stay in the fabled and historic Hamptons. A beautiful setting, excellent cuisine, and attentive and professional waitstaff made Claude's restaurant a highlight in Southampton.
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75 Main, Southampton, NY, USA
Restaurants
75 Main - Southampton, NY - Beef Hash - photo by Luxury Experience Some restaurants keep getting better with age. Having recently dined at the upscale restaurant, 75 Main owned by Zack Erdem, in the beginning of March 2020, we can confidently state that they are one of them. The Southampton, New York restaurant opened in 2010 and back when most restaurants in the famed Hamptons were only open seasonally, the charismatic and pioneer visionary Zach Erdem kept his restaurant open year-round. An inviting, comfortably chic and contemporary ambience and an excellent and diverse menu created by Chef Mark Militello makes the restaurant a winner.  
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Chef Mark Militello Recipes - 75 Main Restaurant and Lounge, Southampton, NY, USA
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Chef Mark Militello - 75 Main Resturant and Lounge - Southhampton, NY The restaurant 75 Main, owned by Zack Erdem, and with an exciting menu from award-winning Chef Mark Militello, has been a Southampton, New York mainstay and a favorite in The Hamptons since it opened in 2010. Perfectly positioned on Main Street in the heart of Southampton, the attractive 75 Main strives for excellence and succeeds. We had a lovely Sunday lunch at the restaurant and are delighted to share the experience of 75 Main with two of their tasty recipes for Black Bean Corn & Quinoa Burgers and Roasted Honey, Balsamic, Mustard Salmon to tempt your palate into making a trip to Southampton, New York and dining at 75 Main.  
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Crystal Shawanda - Church House Blues
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Crystal Shawanda - Church House  Blues Blues singer songwriter Crystal Shawanda shows her passion and her incredible vocals on her latest release, Church House Blues released on the Canadian True North Records label.  Joining forces with Crystal Shawanda on this fantastic release: Darren James, Dave Roe, Michael Dearing, Jonathan Nixon, Hinkie Hamilton, Dewayne Strobel, Tommy Stillwell, Peter Keys, Jessie O'Brien, Dana Robbins, Miqui Guitierez, Stephen Hanner, McCrary Sisters, Angela Hurt, KG Green, and Quisha Wint. The 10-track Blues album hits the streets on April17, 2020. This is one you will definitely want to add to your Blues collection. 
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Ella 100: Live at the Apollo!
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Ella 100: Live At The Apollo! Ella Fitzgerald fans are going to fall in love with the new release, Ella 100: Live at the Apollo! Released on the Concord Jazz label, the album celebrates the life and music of the legendary Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.  Featuring a host of Jazz greats including Patti Austin, Andra Day, Lizz Wright & The Ella 100 All-Star Quartet: Shelly Berg, Nathan East, Brian Nova and Gregg Field, Afro Blue, Casandra Wilson, Ledisi, Monica Mancini, The Count Basie Orchestra, David Alan Grier, and the inimitable Ella Fitzgerald herself on the last track, this 80-minute album is pure listening pleasure and is destined to become a favorite of Jazz collectors. Ella 100: Live at the Apollo! is set to hit the streets on April 24, 2020.  
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AVA Social by Charlie Palmer, NYC, NY, USA
Restaurants
oysters - AVA Social - New York, NY - photo by Luxury Experience Acclaimed, award-winning chef Charlie Palmer has a new restaurant, AVA Social, located in the heart of the Fashion District in New York City inside the boutique Archer Hotel. The chic and contemporary environs is a nod to its fashionable location, where fashion photographs grace the walls in the cool and casual space, while the open kitchen allows foodies to watch the chefs in action. Luxury Experience was at the pre-opening party on Friday, February 21, 2020, and what a party it was!
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Memorable Kosher Wine Dinner at The Fulton by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, NY, USA
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Herzog Wine Cellars - photo by Luxury Experience Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's attractive restaurant, The Fulton by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, located in Manhattan, New York at Pier 17, was the stunning setting for a very special, one-night-only OU Glatt kosher wine dinner celebrating the 30-year collaboration of the Royal Wine Corporation & Edmond de Rothschild Heritage Wines. Hosted by Baroness Ariane de Rothschild & The Hertzog Family, the five-course gastronomic meal was paired with exceptional kosher wines for a memorable evening of fine dining.
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Sierra Norte Single Barrel Mexican Yellow Corn Whiskey
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Sierra Norte Single Barrel Yellow Corn Oaxacan WhiskeySierra Norte Single Barrel Mexican Whiskey made with Native Oaxacan Yellow Corn created by Master Distiller Doug French is one of a series of exceptional Sierra Norte Single Barrel Mexican Whiskeys (White, Yellow, Black, and Purple), each designed to maximize their own unique flavors. One sip of Sierra Norte Single Barrel Mexican Whiskey made with Native Oaxacan Yellow Corn, and you will know why Master Distiller Doug French decided to make corn-based whiskey in Oaxaca, Mexico, "the cradle of corn."
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The Art of Making Glass at The Hotspot Glass Studio, Fairfield, CT, USA
Adventures
Hotspost Glass Studio - Fairfield, CT - Finished Products The "Adventure KidsTM" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta had the ultimate creative adventure blowing glass at The Hotspot Glass Studio in Fairfield, Connecticut. We have always been fascinated by glass art, whether admiring large-scale works by glass artist Dale Chihuly or watching Swedish glass-blowers hand-blowing our wine glasses. The  excitement in transforming liquid sand (aka molten glass) into a beautiful glass art creation has always been high on our "to do" list.  What we learned from our class at The Hot Spot Studio is that the art of making glass is a dual process of transformation, for the art created, and for the artist who created it, and we loved what we created!  
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