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Royal Ascot is the most prestigious race in the world, but is the Kentucky Derby turning the time-honored tradition into a Drag Show? Expat LAURA BROWN checks in at both and finds the sweet spot in a very special alliance.


High Tea is considered a fine art. But will Starbuck’s recent purchase of Teavana turn a time-honored tradition into a consumer circus? Expat LAURA BROWN checks in at the Milestone Hotel, and finds the sweet spot in a very special alliance.

High Tea is considered a fine art. But will Starbuck’s recent purchase of Teavana turn a time-honored tradition into a consumer circus? Expat LAURA BROWN checks in at the Milestone Hotel, and finds the sweet spot in a very special alliance.


Being Head of State is a tricky job. Expat LAURA BROWN compares brand Obama to Her Majesty The Queen, and discovers why governing requires a little bling.


Alexander Graham Bell may have invented the telephone, but Steve Jobs put it into the world’s hands. Contributor LAURA BROWN looks at the new iphone, and discovers a very American spin of a uniqely British invention.

Alexander Graham Bell may have invented the telephone, but Steve Jobs put it into the world’s hands. Contributor LAURA BROWN looks at the new iphone, and discovers a very American spin of a uniqely British invention.


The EAU's new royal charter is bringing uber luxury back to commerical airlines. Contributor LESLIE SCOCCA CROFT takes a look inside Etihad Airways new premium lounge, an 'Anytime Kitchen,' and the experience of having your own apartment in the sky.

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