Skiing from The Kiroro, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido

A facility celebrating its 25th anniversary in the midst of some of the world's best snow

Following an extensive six-month-long top-to-bottom renovation, The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido turns 25 this year. The 282-room facility, with a laundry list of amenities, rests on a sprawling compound along with the Kiroro Snow World ski center and a Sheraton (with which it shares a GM). And while The Kiroro might not be the first place that comes to mind when considering a …

Fish & Rose

A pop-up restaurant brings meat, oysters and produce from Martha's Vineyard to NYC for the month of December

During the holiday season, celebratory eating out can sometimes get a little too decadent—leaving you with a tummy ache and regrets. For a different kind of dining experience, have a taste of Martha’s Vineyard at the pop-up restaurant Fish and Rose in between Chinatown and Soho. Just opened this past Tuesday, they’re serving farm-fresh produce, oysters and more—much of which comes directly from family-owned Beetlebung …

Petal by Pedal

Fresh, seasonal flowers from local farmers, delivered by bike throughout Manhattan

In today’s culture, sending flowers has become a monotonous act that has lost some of its meaning; another chore to cross off the to-do list made easy through various methods: online sites, Whole Foods, even the bodega across the street. Trying to re-inject heart into the act of sending flowers in New York City is the new boutique florist Petal by Pedal. Long Island native …