Travel What’s a “finger monkey”? The cutest thing ever!: What I learned lunching at Le Cirque in Las Vegas

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Le Cirque restaurant lasvegas monkeys Whats a finger monkey? The cutest thing ever!: What I learned lunching at Le Cirque in Las Vegas

Circus monkeys are a central theme at the Bellagio’s Le Cirque resto in Las Vegas. 

Maybe it came up because we were in Las Vegas. Or perhaps it was the circus monkey wall murals surrounding us – or the monkey-patterned china we were eating off of. But somehow, the travel industry focused discussion at my lunch at Le Cirque digressed to an enthralling topic that many at my table – myself included – had never heard of, and which we were sure was a clever joke perfect for our surroundings. Until a quick google search proved it true: There really is a creature called a “finger monkey” – its official name is a pygmy marmoset – and it’s even cuter than you can already imagine.

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Travel How to hold a successful, super-short meeting in just 4 minutes. It can be done!

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Virtuoso travel week las vegas How to hold a successful, super short meeting in just 4 minutes. It can be done!“Speed-dating” meeting sessions at Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas.

Earlier this month, I attended two travel conferences-cum-master classes in how to hold super-short, succinct, effective meetings. I’m talking successful 15-, 6-, and even 4-minute meetings (the timing is serious: a bell rings at the end of each session) where real connections are made and problems solved. The time-crunched format basically forces you to distill a meeting down to its “elevator-pitch” essentials, and I’m sold. (Who can’t relate to the feeling that some days meetings suck up so much of the workday that it’s hard to get anything accomplished.)

Continue on to find out what I learned from the back-to-back speed-dating meeting format… Read more…

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Travel Saying goodbye to summer in style: A long-weekend at the lake & the perfect cottage shoe

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20140831 11393752 Saying goodbye to summer in style: A long weekend at the lake & the perfect cottage shoeCould this be the perfect cottage shoe? Native Shoes x Issey Miyake Pleats Please

A dock, a lake, a four-legged friend by my side and a local craft lager in hand. I can’t think of a better (or lazier) way to spend the last weekend of summer than with a getaway to the cottage. Oh, and my shoes? These rubber slip-ons by Native are ingenious. They’re so weightless and comfortable that I may never put on high heels again — a bold statement. This waterproof pair — which makes them perfect for the lake — comes from a collaboration with Issey Miyake Pleats Please. Still, I think the striking combination of fresco green and white will look just as great on city pavement as it does lakeside. Get them here.

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