Author archives: Carly Drake

The Belmond Copacabana Palace

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Bronzed skin, itty bitty bikinis, gold sand as far as the eye can see and crystal blue waters are many of the images that come to mind when one thinks of Rio’s famous Copacabana beach. Consequentially, if you plan on visiting the beach immortalized in the infamous “Girl from Ipanema” song, you might as well stay in a place that embodies the joie de vivre of [...]

Lüke Restaurant of New Orleans

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Upon first glance at Lüke restaurant of New Orleans’ menu, German dishes like Chappapeela Pork Schnitzel and Flammenkuchen can be seen mingling with French dishes such as, Le Grand Plateau De Fruits De Mer and cavorting with Cajun dishes like Shrimp Cavatelli Etouffee. One is quickly reminded of two things. First, you are in New Orleans, where pretense is[...]