Sunday, December 27, 2009

How to Find The Best Cruise

Anyone who has not cruised before, can not imagine the experience. No other vacation is like it. You have everything you could ask for, right there, ready for you to enjoy. For one price you have a room, fine dinning, entertainment, and ports to explore. Cruising is different in another way too. When you are out on the ocean, with no phone calls, no problems from home, there is a calm feeling that comes over you, like no other vacation can bring. There are different cruise lines from high end lines, like 'Silver sea' to mid prices, such as Carnival (family) Disney (children) to Norwegian. Before you start your search have in mind a month you would like to cruise. Below are steps to help you find your best cruise.

Step 1

Check out the cruise lines. Perhaps you have heard a good recommendation. Many prefer Royal Caribbean, for it's medium price range and luxury cruises. But with children in tow, Disney is great. The choice is yours.

Step 2

Do you have in mind where you would like to sail to? A month you would like to sale? If not, you need to decide, will it be the Caribbeans, Mexico, the Galapagos Islands? Where?

Step 3

Now, you are ready to start checking out cruise packages. Go to a cruise travel agent, such as, or You should compare prices with several agents, and with the cruise lines themselves. Here is where your pencil and paper come in, keep a record of the date, and price, the port it leaves from, where it goes, and anything else, such as a promotion. Your list will help you find the best cruise. Prices do change from day to day. This record will help you know what the best deal is.

Step 4

When you find a good sounding deal, check out the ship's history. Is it new? Is it small or large? What activities does it have? Everything should be listed about every ship on line. If it is not what you want, move on.

Step 5
Check out the travel insurance, it is a protection. When you have a final price for your cruise, add on your tip expense, which again, will be listed on the net. Now you are ready to sail. Happy cruising!

How to Buy Cheap Airline Tickets

With a little forethought and some flexibility, you can reach your
favorite destinations without breaking the bank. If you don't know anybody who works in the airline industry that can give you a hook-up, follow the advice below:

Step 1
Keep yourself updated on airfare wars by watching the news and reading the newspaper. Look for limited-time promotional fares from major airlines and airline companies just starting up.

Step 2
Be flexible in scheduling your flight. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are typically the cheapest days to fly; late-night flights ('red-eyes'), very early morning flights and flights with at least one stop tend to be discounted as well.

Step 3
Ask the airline if it offers travel packages to save money in other areas. For instance, is a rental car or hotel room available at a discount along with the airline ticket?

Step 4
Find out whether the stated fare is the cheapest, and inquire about other options when speaking to the airline reservations clerk. If you're using the Internet, check more than one Web site and compare rates.

Step 5
Inquire about standby fares if you're flying off-season. High season is a bad time to fly standby because most airlines overbook flights, making it difficult to find a spare seat.

Step 6
Purchase tickets through consolidators, who buy blocks of tickets and sell them at a discount to help an airline fill up all available seats. Check the travel section of the newspaper under 'Ticket Consolidators.'

Step 7
Book early. You can purchase advance-ticket discounts by reserving 21 days ahead; book even earlier for holiday flights, especially in November and December. Keep in mind that holiday 'blackout periods' may prevent you from using frequent-flier miles.

Step 8
Stay with the same airline during your entire trip to receive round-trip or connecting fare discounts.

Monday, December 14, 2009

NY Metro Best Sushi In YNC

1.Alpha Fusion
(866) 679-5640
365 West 34th St
New York, NY 10001
View the menu
Message from Alpha Fusion
* New Asian Fusion Restaurant offering Gre
* Free Delivery & Happy hour
* Karaoke thursdays
Here at Alpha Fusion NYC we offer a relaxed atmosphere along with great Asian inspired food. Our Daily Lunch specials are the best deals in the area, whether you are looking for a hot entree or some fresh sushi or sashimi Alpha has it all for an affordable lunch deal. Our modern sleek look is great of your next party or gathering. We have great music playing throughout your dining experience. We have a long bar for your enjoyment with a great flat screen TV. For dinner we offer great entree?s such as Chilean Sea bass, fresh Salmon and ribs that fall of the bone. Please call us about catering options for your next office party or event. Daily happy hour specials are available everyday.

2.Kang Suh Restaurant
(866) 781-5016
1250 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
View the menu
Message from Kang Suh Restaurant
* Korean Food & Sushi
* Free Delivery
* Private Parties
Ever since we opened our doors in 1993, we, at Kang Suh in New York City's Garment District have been serving happy customers the best Korean food in NYC. We serve fresh, delicious food -- in a warm, inviting environment. We pride ourselves in offering the freshest meats and ingredients available in a relaxing environment that will keep you coming back for more. Not only is our Korean food delicious, but our sushi is also to die for! Our menu has an endless number of different choices ranging from our delectable Korean pancakes, teriyaki, BBQ and rice options to our specialty Korean entrees and sushi rolls. We are sure that everyone in your party will find just what they are looking for. We are open 24 hours a day, making us the perfect spot for late night dining in NYC. Come in alone or bring a big group - we have private rooms available! We look forward to serving you.

3.Sushi Zen
(212) 302-0707
108 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
View the menu
Dinner Mon-Sat 5:00PM to 10:00PM, Sun Closed
Lunch Mon-Fri 12:00PM to 4:30PM, Sat, Sun Closed
Message from Sushi Zen
* simple, elegant, beautiful
* healthy, delicate flavor
* reservations are recommended
Chef Suzuki says "I have introduced more than 150 kinds of rolls through my restaurant, and that saved and kept my restaurant going well. However, creating and introducing those rolls were not my goal of the business, so when I moved my restaurant to the current location West 44th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway near to Times Square, I thought that this is the time for me to reintroduce traditional Japanese cuisine. Because of this location, I would be able to introduce traditional Japanese cuisine to not only to locals but also people from all over the world. " The primary feature of our restaurant at dinner is the sushi counter that has only 10 seats and no sushi case. We invite you to enjoy a seasonal feast for the eyes and the palate, tailored to your individual tastes.

4.Hana Japanese & Cuisine
(212) 388-9688
111 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002
Open 7 days a week
Mon - Fri: 12pm - 3:30pm
Sat & Sun: 1pm - 4pm
Mon - Thurs: 5pm - 11:30pm
Fri & Sat: 5pm - 12am
Sun: 4pm - 11:30pm
Message from Hana Japanese & Cuisine
* Hand Rolls and Special Rolls
* Traditional Kitchen Entrees
* Lunch Specials
Hana Japanese Cuisine Restaurant is your neighborhood Japanese restaurant in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Hana offers traditional Japanese kitchen entrees as well as an extensive range of freshly prepared Sushi and Sashimi dishes. Regular, special and hand rolls complement the choices you have.
Lower East Side locals rave about our hibachi with a choice of chicken, beef, shrimp or seafood served with seasoned veggies and our chef's specialities such as Katsu Don and Japanese Fried Rice. Sushi lovers are sure to find their fix with our wide variety of rolls and combos such as our Maki Combo featuring our California, Alaskan and Eel Cucumber roll.
Our patrons enjoy our lunch specials - served from noon to 3:30 - and our Combo Box is a big hit.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at Hana Japanese Cuisine Restaurant seven days a week!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New York Top 10 Bars of 2009

1.The Jane Ballroom
(212) 924-6700
113 Jane St (West Street and Washington Street)
New York, NY 10014
Sun-Mon 5pm-2am
Tue-Sat 5pm-4am
Parking: Street
Ah, 113 Jane Street, what a nice long ride it's been. We loved you as Salon, loathed you as Socialista and now, in your latest incarnation as the Jane Ballroom, we love you again. The uber-swanky hot spot at the Jane Hotel has been a godsend for the too-cool-for-school hipsters, scenesters and socialites for whom life all but ended with the closure of the Beatrice Inn. But when He closes one door, He opens another--or at least cracks it just enough to allow the VIPs to pass through. From the disco ball to the Persian rugs to the glam rock scene, we're on board with what's happening here.

2.The Summit Bar
133 Avenue C (East 8th Street and East 9th Street)
New York, NY 10009
Mon-Thu 5:30pm-2am
Fri-Sat 5:30pm-3am
Sun 5:30pm-1am
View the menu
Parking: Street
There's no shortage of bars in Alphabet City, but this sleek cocktail lounge offers more mature East Village locals a respite from the area's many dives and rowdy party bars with a more refined attitude--making it suitable for those of us who want to drink like 21-year-olds, not with them. Friendly bartenders are happy to concoct original drinks upon request, and may even let you sample something before you commit, provided it's not too crowded. The low-key door policy and smoker-friendly back patio will remind you that you're still on Avenue C, and all the better for it.

3.675 Bar
(646) 461-8318
675 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
Mon-Thu 6pm-2am Fri-Sat-6pm-4am
View the menu
A Lounge with 5 Personal rooms- Ms. Pac Man, Billiards & Foosball. Formerly Level V, this tastefully appointed bar and lounge is stylish enough to have a tough, bottle-focused door policy. Instead, 675 Bar is democratic, with occasional waits owing only to its popularity and the need for crowd control. The cavernous, subterranean space is warmly lit, with retro furniture scattered about; foosball and pool offer imbibers a way to unwind, cocktail in hand, and escape from the B&T scene that dominates the rest of the Meatpacking District.


(212) 555-1212
304 E 6th St (Between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10009
Mon-Sun, 6pm-midnight
Parking: Street
Named after the mythological Aztec goddess of agave, this bi-level East Village looker is one of several newbies devoted to cocktails made with tequila and its cousin mezcal. Church pew benches and a 20-foot-wide stained glass chandelier shaped like a tarantula give Mayahuel an unusual, romantic charm, and a menu of cocktails devised by Death & Co. alum Philip Ward holds its own next to the city's more prominent cocktail clubhouses. It's enough to make us change our rule about mixing tequila with date night.

5.Brooklyn Bowl

(718) 963-3369
61 Wythe Ave (N 11th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Mon-Thu 6pm-2am
Fri 6pm-4am
Sat 12pm-4am
Sun 12pm-2am
View the menu
Parking: Street
This 16-lane, 23,000-square-foot behemoth of a bowling alley is Williamsburg's second in as many years, and apparently there is no shortage of fun-loving Brooklyn hipsters to support it. The sheer magnitude of the 600-person capacity space allows Brooklyn Bowl to double as a venue for live music and other special events, enlivened by a full bar and gourmet eats provided by the Blue Ribbon restaurant group.


(212) 982-8802
304 Park Ave S (Between 22nd Street and 23rd Street)
New York, NY 10010
Mon-Sun 11am-12am
Parking: Street
Gimmicky though it may be, this long-awaited Gramercy-area ping-pong club (backed by actress Susan Sarandon) ventured to do something different in a city overrun with lots of, well, the same. Part full-service bar, part table tennis playpen, SPiN is open to members and guests alike, with tables rentable by the half-hour at a relatively affordable rate. Delirium Tremens on tap and stiff martinis are an added draw, plus--let's not kid ourselves--ping-pong is super fun when you're wasted. So there's also that.

7.Sweet Afton

(718) 777-2570
3009 34th St (30th Ave)
Astoria, NY 11103
Mon-Fri 4pm-3:30am
Sat-Sun 1pm-3:30pm
Parking: Street
It may seem like an unlikely contender for "best of" status, but don't write off this Astoria charmer, which comes from the team behind Wilfie & Nell. Locally sourced brews and snacks (like a Pat LaFrieda burger and fried McClure's pickles) give the bar a decidedly Manhattan-esque feel, while the laid-back, weathered aesthetic and indie rock tunes remind that you're not in Soho--and in this case, that's a good thing.

8.The Ainsworth

(888) 513-7996
122 W 26th St (6th Avenue and 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10001
Sun-Wed 11am-1am
Thu-Sat 11am-4am
View the menu
Parking: Street
A First Class bar & a visually stimulating decor culminating in the ultimate drinking & dining experience. Just as booze is recession-proof, so too is America's love of professional sports. This sprawling 6,000-square-foot space boasts a sea of flat-screen TVs in an upscale setting (think Gothic chandeliers and leather banquettes) that's well-suited to cheering on your favorite team or grabbing a pint and a bite. All the standard sports bar elements are also present--from frat boys to beer served in 100-ounce tubes--but specialty cocktails, wine and fancy snacks like lobster po' boy sliders mean even your girlfriend will feel comfortable on game day.

9.The Standard Biergarten

(212) 645-4100
848 Washington St (Little West 12th Street and West 13th Street)
New York, NY 10014
Mon-Thu 4pm-12am
Fri 4pm-1am
Sat 2pm-1am
Sun 2pm-12am
Parking: Valet
Just when you thought the Meatpacking District already had everything it needed (plus a bunch of things it didn't), Andre Balazs opened the Standard Hotel, along with its foodie-approved restaurant and celeb-approved rooftop lounge, the notorious Boom Boom Room. But luckily for the rest of us, he also brought the 'hood this more casual rustic German beer garden, complete with communal wooden picnic tables and ping-pong--speaking of which, do we smell a new trend on the horizon for 2010? We'll have to wait and see.


(212) 229-2670
150-152 W 10th St (Waverly Place)
New York, NY 10014
Sun-Thu 6pm-2am
Fri-Sat 5pm-2am
Parking: Street
In 2008, it was wine bars; in 2009, the gastropub trend took New York by storm, with everyone from Daniel Boulud to Michael Psilakis jumping on the bandwagon. Even the Martignetti brothers got in on the action. But this Scottish-themed West Village gastropub stole our hearts with its Scotch-based specialty cocktails and lodge-like design accents like pheasant wallpaper and a wall-mounted deer head. A working fireplace and tasty, authentic Scottish grub like beef cheek and ale pie also helped make this decision an easy one.

Things not to do in New York City

DO NOT I am dead serious DO NOT wear I Love NY T-shirts carry a camera everywhere you go and remember to walk fast ( about 2 times faster. yea were busy people) nothing annoys new yorkers more than slow non new yorkers getting in the way. just try to dress pretty normal not too touristy.

Things to do in New York City

1.Times Square
43rd Street and 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Open Hours8a-8p M-Su (Times Square Alliance)

Named after the New York Times, which moved here in 1924, Times Square is a vibrant, neon-lit area in the heart of the Theater District. Once populated by peep shows and sex shops, it has undergone a complete image overhaul. Hotels, office towers and commercial businesses have sprung up. Disney has moved in, as well as Conde Nast. Megastores and theme restaurants have also set up shop. Times Square remains the city's favorite venue for New Year's Eve, where a huge street party is highlighted by a glitter ball dropped from Times Tower. The Times Square Alliance which was founded in 1992, works for the betterment and promotion of this most popular New York city attraction.

New Year's Eve
Greetings from the co-organizers of New Year's Eve in Times Square.
Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Anticipation runs high. New Year's Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration - it's a global tradition. The world holds its breath...and cheers as the clocks strike twelve. As the famous New Year's Eve Ball descends from the flagpole atop One Times Square, an estimated one million people in Times Square, millions nationwide and over a billion watching throughout the world are united in bidding a collective farewell to the departing year, and expressing our joy and hope for the year ahead.

2.Central Park

14 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022-1002

Central Park plays an essential role in the everyday lives of New Yorkers by providing 843 acres of paths, lakes and open spaces for escaping the din and chaos of the surrounding city. Visitors to New York City are often impressed with Central Park's beauty and size, making it a wonderful place for visitors to New York City to enjoy a bit of relaxation and get a better sense of what it's like to live in New York City. With 843 acres of gardens, open spaces, water and pathways, Central Park is a great place to escape from the tall buildings and chaos of New York City streets. The Central Park Conservancy's free walking tours are a great way to get acquainted with Central Park.

3.St. Patrick's Cathedral

460 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6810
Open Hours7:30a-8:30p M-Su

This massive cathedral, situated across from Rockefeller Center on Fifth Avenue, is the largest Catholic cathedral in the United States. With its two soaring 330-foot spires, St. Patrick's Cathedral is also one of the city's most spectacular architectural sights. Construction on the neo-gothic structure had started in 1850 and completed in 1878. Inside, it boasts a seating capacity of 2,500, numerous altars and stained glass windows, and a giant organ with over 7,300 pipes. Services are held throughout the day, and many New Yorkers stop in for a moment of serenity in their otherwise hectic lives.

4.Statue of Liberty

Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004
Open Hours8:30a-5:30p daily

Liberty Enlightening the World
Located on a 12 acre island, the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.

5.Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-011
Open Hours9:30a-5:15p Su & Tu-Th, 9:30a-8:45p F-Sa

Any visitor to New York should spend at least a couple of hours at this vast museum. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt in 1895, it has more than 1.5 million square feet of exhibition space. European paintings on display include works by Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Titian and Vermeer. The Egyptian gallery is unparalleled. Asian art, sculpture, armory, and photography also vie for your attention. During warm weather, the open-air roof garden displays contemporary sculpture.

6.Greenwich Village

Avenue of the Americas and Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014

The zigzagging streets and charming brownstones of the Greenwich Village have a far more laid back atmosphere than most neighborhoods in the city. The center of New York's gay and student communities lies here, with a variety of funky shopping and nightlife including jazz, rock and dance clubs, restaurants, bars and cafes. By the early 1900s, the Village had fully established itself as the center of radical thinking in the United States. Famous reformers, artists and intellectuals all gathered here—and many still do. Do not miss a visit to Washington Square Park as it will take your breath away!

7.New York Yankees & Yankee Stadium

44 East 161st Street
New York, NY 10451
Open HoursBox office: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat

The 1923 Yankee Stadium is a historic landmark in the world of Major League Baseball. Some of the sport's greatest players have spent their careers there, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and Joe DiMaggio. Though they'll never be able to replace this monument, the franchise debuted their new stadium in 2009, directly across the street from their old park. The 'new' Yankee Stadium has many new features, such as expanded walkways, more concessionaires, and a renovated Monument Park. Lifetime fans will notice familiar touches, though, the biggest among them being the outfield frieze back in its original location around the upper deck. Suite and party facilities are available for those looking for something slightly more private. Check website for pricing, schedules and other info.

8.Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Brg and South St
New York, NY 11201
Open Hours24 hrs

Brooklyn Bridge was built to connect the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. At almost 1,600 feet, at the time of its completion in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Its architecture remains a wondrous sight in the New York cityscape. After dark, the twin Gothic towers and strong steel cables make a striking silhouette against the night sky. Walking across the bridge is a huge thrill, particularly if you start from the Brooklyn side and view the Manhattan skyline on your stroll across the East River.

New York, NY 10002
Open HoursVaries by individual business

New York's Chinatown is a cultural haven full of ancient and exotic traditions, and a huge amount of restaurants. This bustling and crowded neighborhood is home to over half of the city's Chinese population. In the grocery stores and fruit stands, you will find many food items available nowhere else in the city - from exotic fruit and vegetables to live snails and dried shrimp. Excellent Thai, Vietnamese and Korean restaurants have joined the mix. Every lunar new year, the street are filled with the hubbub of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade .

10.Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Open Hours8:30a-5:30p M-F

Completed in 1930, this towering edifice was the first construction project to rise higher than the Eiffel Tower. This leadership was to be short-lived, however, as the Empire State Building was built 1,048 feet taller only a few months later. The Chrysler Building still holds people's interest both culturally and architecturally. Walter Chrysler commissioned its construction in honor of his success in the automobile industry, which is reflected in its flamboyant art deco style. For example, sculptures of cars are carved into the brickwork.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Best spa in Chicago

1.Allyu Spa - The Art of Healing
Neighborhoods: Near North Side, River North
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 755-1313
mon-fri 10am - 8pm
sat 9am - 7pm
sun 10am - 6pm
Allyu is a unique spa in Rivernorth Chicago. Massage therapy, acupuncture, facials, pedicures, and body care treatments are provided in an environment that honors your total well-being and the earth that sustains us. In this time of stress and imbalance, we invite you to care for yourself with treatments that support your journey to wellness and peace.

2.Four Seasons Hotel Chicago Spa

Neighborhood: Near North Side
120 E Delaware Pl
(between Ernst Ct & Huguelet Pl)
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-8800
Every day
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Embark on a personal journey of well-being at the Spa and Fitness Club, including a luxurious spa, fitness facilities and a 50-foot (15-metre) indoor swimming pool.

Private treatment rooms are soundproofed for peace and privacy, include massage rooms, a wet treatment room, an aesthetics room and a manicure/pedicure suite.

Before or after treatments, relax on a daybed in the serene spa lounge and enjoy complimentary fresh fruit and tea to refresh and replenish. To ensure your comfort, the manicure/pedicure suite has two manicure stations and two whirlpool pedicure chairs with built-in heated massage.

Using extensive research, we have created a collection of truly unique therapies, designed to nurture all of your senses in luxurious and comforting surroundings. Enjoy a eucalyptus steam or a therapeutic massage or facial, or indulge in one of our distinctive spa packages. Exceptional products and specialty gifts in our spa boutique feature body, bath and skin-care lines from France, Germany and England.

3.Thousand Waves Spa for Women

Neighborhood: Lakeview
1212 W Belmont Ave
(between Lakewood Ave & Racine Ave)
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 549-0700
Tue. 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed-Thu. 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri-Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The spa is a place for women to relax, rejuvenate and escape the stresses of life. We foster an environment where community is key and all women feel welcome. Out of this sense of community came our Stress Management Program for Women with Cancer, a program that exists to help women deal with the stress that accompanies a cancer diagnosis. We offer relaxation services including massage therapy and herbal wraps. We also have a spa bath area with a eucalyptus steamroom, cedar sauna and hot tub as well as a peaceful, meditative relaxation room. Our services intentionally focus on self-care and wellness as opposed to beauty treatments so we can continue to foster a non-judgmental atmosphere that all women can enjoy as in the spirit of The Women’s Gym.

4.Spa Soak
Neighborhood: Wicker Park
1733 N Milwaukee Ave
(at Wabansia Ave)
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 395-9000
sun-mon 10-4,
tue-thur 9-7,
fri-sat 9-6
Ready to soak your senses? Let us soak your mind, body and soul with our natural line of skin and body care. Each treatment is custom blended and tailored to your needs using the highest quality of essential oils, plant extracts, vitamins and minerals.

Immerse yourself from head to toe with our full range of customized treatments; facials, massage therapy, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and waxing services! Soak your senses, sooth your soul.

5.Exhale Spa
Neighborhood: Near North Side
945 N State
Chicago, IL 60686
(312) 753-6500
Mon-Tue. 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wed. 6:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Fri. 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Exhale as you enter our sanctuary... an urban spa oasis merging mind and body to support you on your path to overall wellbeing. We invite you to experience exhale's active and multi-disciplinary approach that combines fitness and movement with spa and healing therapies in a modern, tranquil day spa setting. Transformational group fitness classes include yoga and our proprietary Core Fusion®, Core Fusion® Sport, and Core Energy Flow® classes. Along with relaxing massages and restorative body therapies, our results-oriented facials include the latest technological advances, while our healing services include detox and cleansing programs, acupuncture, cupping, and nutrition. Waxing, nail care, workshops, and destination weekend retreats round out our unique service offerings.

6.Urban Spa Chic
Neighborhoods: West Loop, Near West Side
1401 W Hubbard St
Level 2
(at Noble St)
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 492-8050
Tue-Thu. 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Urban Spa Chic is the spa haven of Chicagoans in-the-know. Whether you want
to pop in for a quick manicure, or daylong indulgences, this is the place to go.
Located in the trendy River West neighborhood of Chicago, our hip day spa has everyone lining up to polish their tips, toes and everything in between. Our spa team
definitely knows how to create a relaxing experience – they will make you feel right
at home. You will fall victim to our to-die-for treatments, whether it's a facial cocktail, therapeutic soak, massage or a delicious body polish. Be sure to check out our seasonal spa treatments!
Be sure to take time to browse our beauty boutique. Shelves are stocked with products and gifts by Eminence Organic Skin Care, Bare Escentuals, Revitalsh, Derma Doctor, Skeem Candles, Skin Ceuticals and more.

Neighborhoods: Near North Side, River North
520 W Erie St
Ste 340
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 944-1211
Mon-Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
A truly socially conscious brand, the PEACESpa skincare line was created to support the PEACE Journey organization in its mission to better the world through cultural education trips to foreign countries for American youth; micro-loans to women entrepreneurs in Third World countries; and service projects in less advantaged Chicago neighborhoods. With 10 percent of proceeds from PEACESpa product sales benefiting PEACE Journey, this brand’s beauty is more than just skin deep!

8.Bliss Spa

Neighborhoods: Near North Side, River East
644 N. Lake Shore Drive
(between Erie St & Ohio St)
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 201-9545

9.Kaya Day Spa
Neighborhoods: West Loop, Near West Side
112 N May St
(between Randolph St & Washington Blvd)
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-5292
Tue-Wed. 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thu. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Kaya is a unique Japanese tree characterized by its strength and resistance to environmental stress. Like the tree, Kaya Day Spa is a rare beauty in an urban setting. We pride ourselves in creating a spa experience that invigorates and restores balance and energy to the mind, body, and soul.

10.Cleise Brazilian Day Spa
Neighborhoods: Lincoln Park, DePaul
1841 N Sheffield Ave
(between Maud Ave & Willow St)
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 440-1060
Tue-Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Brazilian women are recognized the world-over for their exquisite skin, pampered bodies, and their dedication to wellness and beauty. Cleise Gomes is excited to introduce men and women to signature Brazilian treatments and techniques that have made this enclave of beauty world-renown for wellness and grooming.

Monday, December 7, 2009

World's top ten travel taboo

Most people travel abroad will always be local customs scruples are worried that they will be wrong, cause misunderstandings, the following travel collection is a common taboos in order to facilitate you better travel.

1. Chopsticks
There are many claims on the chopsticks. In Japan, regardless of any reason, can not leave chopsticks inserted inside jobs, because it is an ominous sign. Because it makes their jobs inside the Japanese think of chopsticks upright tombstones. Also, if you use the chopsticks to the entrance of Cabanatuan Jia Cai is also a polite behavior, should be the other side to Jia Cai. In China and many other countries, using chopsticks is also impolite to refer to someone else.

2. Visit Mosque
All people, whether Muslim or non-Muslims must remove their shoes before entering the mosque. Tourists should follow the Muslim dress style: Men should wear trousers and long-sleeved shirts; President should cover all exposed skin, although the strictness of this country will be different. Ms. Wai headscarves to be, if you do not, in many major Muslim city, you can borrow one at the entrance.

3. Flowers
In Ukraine, if you want to send flowers, make sure the bouquet is odd, because even the bouquet was sent to the funeral. If you give the hostess to send flowers, or to celebrate birthdays or other special holidays, do not get yellow or Easter lily, because these flowers are only prepared for the funeral.

4. Kiss
Cheshire in the UK, the train passengers are not allowed to stay at the site, intimate farewell, but also does not allow kissing. If you really have a lot of things to say or want to parting kiss, you can go kiss the region.

5. Salt
Although the Egyptians are very hospitable, but their cooking is somewhat gentle self. When traveling in Egypt, not in your bowl with salt, because it was seen as an insult to the cook. Fortunately, due to the Egyptians often used when cooking garlic, onions and other aromatics, Egypt, the food is still very tasty.

6. Visited the church
If you're in a warm climate to the Italian church, when it starts not just with shorts and sleeveless T-shirt. Go to Italy, the Catholic church, the Cathedral of tourists wearing must be careful, whether men or the President, are not allowed to wear shorts and sleeveless T-shirt. In the church entrance examination will be guards or Christians, so when it starts not forget to bring a long-sleeved shirts or other pullovers.

7. Representative of the success of V-gestures
In Great Britain to do "V" gesture when the palm inward, not because it was considered provocative or insulting. It is said that two fingers of the tribute was originated in Britain and France the Hundred Years War. France threatened to cut off the fingers of all the British archery a result, the final victory over England, so put a finger to show off that they are intact.

8. An insult to the King
Thai people of its 80-year-old King Bhumibol? Adulyadej (Bhumibol Adulyadej) as magical, its image as a talisman to bring good luck wish to give their own. Therefore, an insult to him would be considered a crime and will be sentenced to 15 years in prison.

9. Clink
Hungarians do not clink when the toast, because Austrians had killed 13 martyrs of Hungary clink later to celebrate. Within 150 years after, no one Hungarian, when clink in a toast. While in the past for a long time now, but this tradition has also been retained. For visitors who remember this traditional Hungarian drink than to remember much easier.

10. Eat all the food inside the plate
In Cambodia, if you eat all the food dish, which indicates that the owner has not treated well, because you do not still want to eat.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

First hotel opening at CityCenter project in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The first new hotel is opening at the big CityCenter development on the Las Vegas Strip.

The unveiling Tuesday of the nearly 1,500-room Vdara (vid-AR'-uh) hotel marks the start of a phased opening of the $8.5 billion project built by development partners MGM Mirage and Dubai World.

The Crystals retail shopping mall opens Thursday. The 392-room Mandarin Oriental opens Saturday. The centerpiece Aria hotel-casino is opens Dec. 16 with about 4,000 rooms.

Vdara is a 57-story, non-gambling, nonsmoking condominium hotel connected with other CityCenter features and the plush fountain-front Bellagio hotel next door. Bellagio is also owned by MGM Mirage.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Aria Hotel and Casino

$8.5B Las Vegas complex opening
LAS VEGAS — Sin City is pinning its biggest bet ever — $8.5 billion — on a 67-acre, six-tower complex of striking hotels, gourmet restaurants, swank shops and a single casino that starts opening today in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
The poker room at Aria Hotel and Casino is ready to open at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Sin City is pinning its biggest bet ever — $8.5 billion — on a 67-acre, six-tower complex of striking hotels, gourmet restaurants, swank shops and a single casino that starts opening Tuesday in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Marble floors line a hall in Aria Hotel and Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Sin City is pinning its biggest bet ever — $8.5 billion — on a 67-acre, six-tower complex of striking hotels, gourmet restaurants, swank shops and a single casino that starts opening Tuesday in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Executive housekeeper Judith Zamora checks for dust in a suite in the Aria Hotel and Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Sin City is pinning its biggest bet ever — $8.5 billion — on a 67-acre, six-tower complex of striking hotels, gourmet restaurants, swank shops and a single casino that starts opening Tuesday in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
The tip of the Aria Hotel and Casino is seen through the facade of Vdara Hotel at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Sin City is pinning its biggest bet ever — $8.5 billion — on a 67-acre, six-tower complex of striking hotels, gourmet restaurants, swank shops and a single casino that starts opening Tuesday in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
The lobby of the 5000 room Aria Hotel and Casino is ready to open at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Sin City is pinning its biggest bet ever — $8.5 billion — on a 67-acre, six-tower complex of striking hotels, gourmet restaurants, swank shops and a single casino that starts opening Tuesday in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
A light sculpture marks the entrance of the sports book at Aria Hotel and Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Sin City is pinning its biggest bet ever — $8.5 billion — on a 67-acre, six-tower complex of striking hotels, gourmet restaurants, swank shops and a single casino that starts opening Tuesday in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Veer Towers, right, and the Vdara Hotel, left, can be seen from the window of suite in Aria Hotel and Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Sin City is pinning its biggest bet ever — $8.5 billion — on a 67-acre, six-tower complex of striking hotels, gourmet restaurants, swank shops and a single casino that starts opening Tuesday in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Construction continues on MGM Mirage's CityCenter project in Las Vegas Nevada November 19, 2009. The Aria hotel-casino, the centerpiece of the company's $8.5 billion development, was licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday. Properties in the project, a partnership of MGM Mirage and Dubai World, will begin to open in December.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Top 5 night club in chicago

1.Jedynka Club
Categories: Dance Clubs, Lounges
Neighborhood: Belmont Central
5616 W Diversey Ave
(between Central Ave & Parkside Ave)
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 889-7171

2.Smart Bar
Category: Dance Clubs
Neighborhood: Lakeview
3730 N Clark Street
(between Waveland Ave & Racine Ave)
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 549-0203

3.Nacional 27
Categories: Latin American, Dance Clubs
Neighborhoods: Near North Side, River North
325 W Huron St
(between Franklin St & Orleans St)
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 664-2727

Category: Dance Clubs
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
2350 N Clark St
(between Belden Ave & Fullerton Ave)
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 528-2622

Categories: Latin American, Dance Clubs
Neighborhood: Near Southside
2030 S Wabash Avenue
(between 21st St & Cullerton St)
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 842-8856