Philippe Briand Designed an Explorer Yacht for Every Adventurer

As a designer, Philippe Briand has always stayed true to his singular vision. Yachts as diverse as his racing version of the Wallycento sailing superyacht or the 328-foot gigayacht concept for Oceanco carry his distinctive style and elegance. One knows a Briand-designed yacht by its long, sinuous lines and sense of proportion. Briand’s new series of expedition yachts is another …

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How to host your own pumpkin beer taste test

If you’re heading to your local liquor store for a pumpkin beer, it can be hard to know whether you’re picking up a trick or a treat. It’s pumpkin everything time in Central Florida. (Rich Pope / Orlando Sentinel) Here are the brews I served to them for The Great Pumpkin Beer Taste Test (and the order I served the beer …

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CrossCurrents looks to unite jazz and Indian music in Orlando this fall

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Celebrated tabla master Zakir Hussain is reconvening his ambitious Crosscurrents ensemble with a spectacular new addition to the ranks. Jazz bassist/composer Dave Holland – a fearsome players who’s worked with Miles Davis and local hero Sam Rivers – is hitting the road with CrossCurrents to explore the conscious and unconscious links between traditional Indian music and western jazz. There’s an …

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Legoland Owner Lines Up His Next Ride With SeaWorld Pursuit

Merlin Entertainments Plc’s Chief Executive Officer Nick Varney has provided no shortage of thrills and chills to shareholders in tourist attractions like Legoland and the London Eye. Now he’s keen to make a major foray in to the U.S. by bidding for part of the money-losing owner of SeaWorld aquatic theme parks. A deal with SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. would cement …

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PS4 and Xbox One: Which Console Is Right for You?

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are constantly evolving — both consoles have gotten slimmer designs, new features and, naturally, lots of big games since they first launched. The Xbox One has tons of entertainment apps and can play a bunch of Xbox 360 games, while the PS4 has continued to double-down on key exclusives and user-friendliness. There are even spruced-up …

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What will happen to the Playboy Mansion now that Hugh Hefner is dead?

Hugh Hefner, the most iconic of the sultans of smut and the brains behind the Playboy empire, died Wednesday at his home, the iconic Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills.(Credit: Getty, multivu.com) Now, his death has reignited a hot-ticket real estate question: what will become of the Playboy Mansion? Hefner, who died at 91, was as infamous for his lifestyle – …

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