Travelogue

A look at hotels, design, art, food and drinks we’ve come across on our travels …

Austin Edition Day 3 – Frittatas, Bloody Mary’s, and Color

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In the travels I’ve done, I have been to some pretty incredible places. One city I had been itching to see is one that is known as “Weird” and I gotta say – I LOVED it! So much in fact, if I had the opportunity, I’d move my career and little family either here or Chicago. The city I’m talking about of course is AUSTIN. A city vibrant in people, a culinary landscape that just welcomes anyone who likes to eat, and the ease of a city without the pretension.

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Mirage Las Vegas

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The Mirage Las Vegas is a hotel and casino that was at the turn of new heights on the strip many years ago. Since then, the city has grown and undergone tremendous transformation in an attempt to keep up with the ever growing trends of visitors. Among them, however, is an esteemed lot of young sophisticates and while there are plenty of nearby competitors, the MGM Grand family has done a wonderful job with the recent renovations at Mirage.

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Gresham Palace Budapest

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Cocktails at the Gresham Palace, Budapest
reviewed by Matthew Dyson

Drinks:
Chilli Martini | 2400 HUF
Coriander Fizz | 2300 HUF
Elderflower Martini | 2400 HUF

Location:
1051 Budapest Széchenyi István tér 5, Hungary
Tel: 06 1 268-6000

“Darlings, I’m home”, he said, breezing through the opulent foyer and parading through the bar like a returning war hero. Dressed in a cricket blazer with dramatic gestures wafting in every direction, he took time to shake each and every hand of the attentive bar tenders. He slumped into an enormous leather chair. Behind him towered a wall of exotic spirits. Champagne was ordered by the bucket and a tray of Technicolor Hungarian sweets were soon presented. Each sugary delight tantalizingly lit under chandeliers.

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