FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Champagne Brunch at LAVO New York

by Akhil Kalepu

Nov 30, 2014

© Sad444 | Dreamstime

Entertainment

Several New York City establishments have quietly been waging a war for the best brunch in the city. They’re a little more upscale than breakfast at IHOP, and a lot wilder than Sunday brunch at the country club. Inspired by the day-parties of Pampelonne Beach in St. Tropez, brunch parties began popping up in the 90s with Le Bilboquet in the Upper East Side and Bagatelle and Merkato 55 in the Meatpacking District.

 

More recently, LAVO has been making a name for itself in the daytime party scene, operating a restaurant during the day that converts into a nightclub at night. During the week you see a typical eating establishment, but on Saturdays from 2:00-6:00 the place is reinvigorated into a culinary day-party. Unlike their nighttime shenanigans, the magic of LAVO is the slow transformation from a stately meal into a Champagne-spraying bash.

 

While there is an emphasis on drinking, the food at LAVO is also top notch. Items range from margherita pizza to lemon ricotta waffles to spaghetti and Kobe meatballs. The lights are dimmed at 3:30 as people finish their meals and the alcohol begins to kick in. Over the course of the next hour, the music gradually gets louder and the overall vibe of the place gets more energetic. After the first few bottle service processions run through the restaurant, the last of the crowd’s inhibitions are shed and people are dancing on tabletops.

 

With a focus on fine dining and a gradual build-up of mood, LAVO has provided one of the best brunch parties in New York. To learn more about their restaurant and nightclub, visit their website at lavony.com.

 

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Hotel
Jun 14, 2024

Hilton West Palm Beach Offers Sizzling Summer Specials

Hilton West Palm Beach, in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, has a variety of summer specials on tap through Sept. 30. The 400-room, LEED-certified lifestyle hotel underwent renovations last November and is ready to show off its impressive improvements to travelers. The property-wide transformation includes updated guestrooms and suites, enhanced dining destinations, a new lobby bar, an upgraded pool deck with six new cabanas, a new collection of modern art, and more.

United Continues Its Global Expansion

United Airlines keeps soaring to new heights, recently announcing another expansion of its leading global route network. The airline added new non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Marrakesh (RAK), Morocco; Tokyo (NRT) and Cebu (CEB), Philippines; and Houston (IAH) and Medellin (MDE), Colombia. That’s not all: United also plans to increase flights to popular worldwide destinations including Hong Kong (HKG); Seoul (INC), South Korea; and Porto (OPO), Portugal. Following the recent agreement to increase flights between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the airline now adds four weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG).

Destinations / North America
Jun 14, 2024

Celebrate July 4th in Atlantic City

The Fourth of July in New Jersey’s Atlantic City means entertainment, beaches, DJ performances and fireworks — as well as the traditional Fourth of July parade. Over the course of the holiday, the city sees performances from Kesha, Hassan Minhaj, J. Worra, Dom Dolla and BIG GIGANTIC.

Trends
Jun 13, 2024

See the First Cookie Baked in Space: A DoubleTree Cookie

For many travelers, the DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie is iconic. Offered at check-in at every DoubleTree by Hilton, the cookie is a warm welcome to kick off your stay. However, one particular DoubleTree cookie is more famous and iconic than the others: It’s the very first cookie baked in space.

Taiwan Tourism Introduces New Waves of Wonder Identity

Waves of Wonder, the new brand slogan for Taiwan Tourism, captures the essence of seasonal travel across Taiwan. Travelers interested in visiting Taiwan can learn more through an animated short film and promotional song. As travel to Taiwan surges post-pandemic and Taipei Taoyuan International Airport expands operations, tourism in the country delivers a richer array of travel experiences as it innovates toward sustainability and digitization.

Destinations / North America
Jun 13, 2024

2024’s Top National Parks Unveiled in New Study

With summer in session, many adventurous travelers flock to national parks to explore hiking trails, stunning views and mountain air. Recently, KURU Footwear, known for its comfortable shoes, conducted a study of all 63 U.S. national parks to find the top 10 parks for hikes. The study looked at the number of trails, miles of trails, average trail rating and peak crowd levels.