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A Look Into Italy’s Famed Winemaking Region

Haute Ambassador Vino, Per Favore A Look Into Italy’s Famed Winemaking Region by Alicia Piazza As we are amidst the season of Miami’s iconic South Beach Wine & Food Festival, it seems appropriate to turn our attention to the region where many of these wonderful wines are grown and produced. Long before we actually acquire and enjoy our vino, it has gone through vigorous, complex steps, embarking on a long journey before it hits our lips. I recently visited Piedmont, Italy, a vast and hilly territory located about one hour south of Milan, where many…

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Zen City

Haute Ambassador Zen City by Alicia Piazza Last spring a girls’ trip was in order. One of my dear friends lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and suggested we all meet there. She recommended the Mandarin Oriental hotel, as it would be a more holistic approach to Vegas and in tune with our mood. First of all, let me state that this is a non-smoking, non- gambling hotel—obviously contrary to what Vegas exemplifies. The Mandarin lives up to its “stunningly designed and beautifully appointed” reputation. Without the smoke and loud noise of slot machines, you…

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Bellissima Taormina

There are many beautiful places to visit in Italy. With historic architecture, turquoise beaches, and outstanding pasta & vino…there is not much to complain about. This summer was my first visit to a breathtaking town in Sicily called Taormina. Hotels and homes are stacked up on the winding hillsides, providing them views of the sea from every direction. The rocky beaches and blue water make for easy snorkeling. Sicily is known for its agriculture, boasting thousands of acres of olive trees…

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