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Dubaii soneoft hos eci t i est hathol dsaver ys peci alpl acei nmyhear t .I r emembervi s i t i ngDubaiwhenmos tpeopl ehadneverhear dofi tandi twas s t i l ldevel opi ng. Ial s or ememberi taf t eri tbecameaci t yas s oci at ed wi t h overt het opdecadence,wor l dcl as ss hoppi ng,andfinedi ni ng.Twot al esof aver yvi br antandexci t i ngci t y. Shoppi ng Shoppi ngi nDubaii s ,i nmyopi ni on,r eal l yamongt hebes ti nt hewor l d.You canfindt hebes tofEur ope, t heUni t edSt at es , andAs i ai ni t smanymal l s .My f avor i t emal l si ncl udeI bnBat t ut a,Mal loft heEmi r at es ,t heMer cat oMal l ,and WafiMal l . I bnBat t ut ai saper s onalf avor i t enotj us tf ort hes el ect i onofs hopsbutf or t hei mpr ompt uhi s t or yl es s oni faffor ds-eachar eaoft hemal lf ol l owst he 1 2t h cent ur yt r avel soft he Mor occan expl or er( Per s i a,Egypt ,Chi na,and mor e) .TheMer cat oMal li smodel edaf t eraRenai s s anceI t al i anvi l l ageand f eat ur esahos tofconf ect i onsandcoffeebar st ohel pr echar gei nbet ween s hoppi ngs es s i ons .Mal loft heEmi r at es( whi l enotasnew ast heDubaiMal l ) i shomet oani ndoors kis l ope( compl et ewi t hs kil i f t )al ongwi t hs uchbr ands asM &SandHar veyNi chol s .WafiMal lgi vesamor el ocalt as t ewi t hs hops f ocus ed on Mi ddl e Eas t er n war es . Do notmi s s a vi s i tt ot he gl eami ng wi ndowsoft heGol d Soukwher ear t i s anscr af toneofaki nd cr eat i ons .I evenhadmyweddi ngbandscus t om madedur i ngonevi s i t . Di ni ng Gl ut enf r eeopt i onsar es upr i s i ngl yeas yt ofindi nDubai .Manys uper mar ket s andbaker i escat ert ogl ut enf r eegues t s .Ineverhadanyi s s uesdur i ngmy s t ays . Wi t hs o many choi cesIwant ed t o hi ghl i ghtaf ew ofmy per s onal f avor i t es . AlMunt aha Per chedhi ghat opt hei coni cBur jAlAr abHot elt hi si sonef ot hos et hi ngs youhavet odoatl eas toncei nal i f et i me.Mymot herandIenj oyedat r ul y memor abl el unchher e.Thes t affar eal l ext r mel ywel l ver s edi nf oodal l er gi es anddi et ar yr es t r i ct i ons .Gl ut enf r eemenuopt i onsar eal lcl ear l ymar kedbut i fyouf ancys omet hi ngel s e-s i mpl yas k.Iwant edt ot r yadi s ht hatwasnot mar ked gl ut enf r eeand t hes t aff accommodat ed wi t houtbl i nki ng an eye. The vi ews overt he Ar abi an Gul fi ss t unni ng and you can s ee t he Pal m Jumei r ahandt heWor l di s l anddevel opment s . 27t hFl oor-Jumei r ahRoad-Bur jAlAr ab-Dubai-Uni t edAr abEmi r at es +97143017600 Phot oCr edi t :Jumei r ahHot el s


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Yearaf t eryearIfindmys el fvi s i t i ngLeMont r euxPal ace-i nf act ,whenIfir s t s t ar t ed vi s i t i ng i twasa Raffleshot eland t hen s wi t ched t ot he Fai r mont br and( t houghRafflesi spar toft heFai r montHot el sGr oup) . Al lFai r mont hot el s ar ound t he gl obe offer t he Li f es t yl e Cui s i ne PLus pr ogr am t hatcat er st oar angeofdi et ar yr equi r ement si ncl udi nggl ut enf r ee. Each hot eloffer s a uni que menu capt i l ai zi ng on t he l ocalflavor s and i ngr edi ent sofi t ss ur r oundi ngs . W hi l eIhaves t ayedatmanyFai r mont ’ sovert heyear s ,LeMont r euxPal ace hol dsaver ys peci alpl acei nmyhear t .Whi l ei thasunder goner enovat i ons andchangest hr oughoutt hos eyear s-onet hi ngr emai nscons i s t anti st hei r at t ent i ont ogl ut enf r eedet ai l . Thehot eli sagr and damet hathasmai nt ai ned i t schar act erdes pi t ebei ng t hor oughl ymoder i nzed.Thel akevi ew onebedr oom s ui t esoffers t unni ng vi ewsofLake Genevaand f eat ur e agr aci ousl ounge s eat i ng ar ea,aver y l ar ge bat hr oom wi t hs oaki ng t ub and s epar at es howers t al l ,and s ome f eat ur eahandys econdhal f bat hofft heent r yf oyer .Sui t est ypi cal l yf eat ur e onl ar geort wos mal l ert er r aceswi t hs eat i ngs oyoucans i toutandt akei n t hebeat i f ulvi ewswhi l ewat chi ngt heact i ont aki ngpl aceont heGr andRue ( now AvenueCl audeNobs ) . TheWi l l ow St r eam Spai shous edunderLesJar di nsduPal ace( t hepar kj us t acr os st hes t r eetf r om t hehot el .Acces si svi aanunder gr oundpas s ageway t hatconnect st hes pat ot hehot el . Thes paf eat ur ess epar at emen’ sand women’ sl ockerr oomscompl et ewi t hwhi r l pool ,t her apybat hs ,col dpl unge pool , s auna, ands t eam r oom.Ther ei sani ndoorpool wi t hanot herwhi r l pool , and s wi mi nacces st ot heout doorpool .Seat i ng i savai l abl ebot hi ndoor s andoutont hepr i vat emani cur edl awni nf r ontoft hes pa.Al lt het r adi t i onal s pas er vi cesar eavai abl ei npr i vat et r eat mentr oomsandas mal lcaf es er ves l i ghtandheal t hyf oodandbever ageopt i ons .


Fai r montLeMont r euxPal ace Thehot eloffer sar angeofdi ni ngopt i onsi ncl udi ng: LaPal mer ai ewhi chi st hebr eakf as tr oom offer i ng, whati nmyopi ni on, i st he fines tgl ut enf r eebr eakf as tIhaveevercomeacr os si nal lmyt r avel s . The s t aff s el ecta wi der ange ofgl ut enf r ee opt i onsbef or e Ieven ar r i ve and t ypi cal l ypr es ental ar gebas ketofchoi cest hr oughoutmys t ay.Ial waysl ook f or war dt ot hegl ut enf r eecr oi s s ant sandpai nauchocol at e.Thebr eakf as t buffeti t s el fi sl ar ge and has ever yt hi ng t hatyou coul d pos s i bl e des i r e i ncl udi ngamadet oor dereggs t at i on. FunkyCl aude’ s Thi si st henew i ncar nat i onofHar r y’ sNew Yor kBar .I thasbeenr ef r es hed andr ebr andedbuts t i l loffer sl i kel yt hebes tcockt ai l si nMont r euxandaf ul l menuf orl unch,di nner ,ormi dni ghts nack.Gl ut enf r eeopt i onsar eavai l abl e. Mont r euxJazzCaf e Locat ed j us toff t he l obby,t hi sr es t aur antoffer s an ext ens i ve menu f or br eakf as t ,l unch,and di nner . The barar ea f eel s mor ei nt i mat e and t he bar t ender st her ear es econdt onone.Someofmyper s onalf avor i t esi ncl ude t he br eas tofveal ,duck br eas t ,and r i s ot t o. Gl ut enf r ee br ead i sal ways avai l abl euponr eques t . MP’ sBarandGr i l l Per hapst henewes taddi t i ont ot hehot elandi sabeaut i f ul l ydes i gneds pace ont hes econd flooroft hehot elwi t haver yl ar gedi ni ng r oom and as mal l out doors eat i ng ar eawhi chi st r ul yl ovel ywhenweat herper mi t s .Thebar ar eai st hef or merRos ed’ Orandoffer scomf or t abl es eat i ngwi t hl akevi ews . Thef oodi sver ygoodandt hef oi egr ass t ar t eri ss omet hi ngt hati snott obe mi s s ed.Thegour metSwi s sBeefGr and Cr ui sper f ect l yaged and t hefil et mi gnon was abs ol ut el y del i ci ous and cooked t o per f ect i on. Agai n,a s el ect i on ofgl ut enf r ee br eadsar e avai l abl e on r eques tand t he s t aff wi l l gui deyout hr ought hemenut oens ur eawor r yf r eeeveni ng. LaTer r as seduPet i tPal ai s Locat edj us tacr os st hes t r eetf r om t hemai nhot el ,offer salf r es codi ni ngf or l unchanddi nner .Themenuoffer sal i t t l ebi tofever yt hi ngandf orl uncht he s al adsar epar t i cul ar l yhear t y. I fyou go f ordi nnerr es er veat abl ear ound s uns ett oenj oyamagi cals how ast hes uns et sbeyoundt hel ake. AvenueCl audeNobs2-Mont r eux-Swi t zer l and +41219621 21 2


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Res t aur ant s LeDômedeCr i s t al HongKonghast hous andsandt hous andsofr es t aur ant ss panni ngt hecul i nar y s pect r um. Fr om t r adi t i onal r egi onal cui s i ne t o mul t i Mi chel i n s t ar r ed gas t r onomi cexper i ences .Thedi ni ngs cenei nHongKongi sasvi br antast he ci t yi t s el f . Havi ng bot h cel i acdi s eas e and as hel l fis h al l er gy ( t he l at t erbei ng mor e of concer n when Iam i n As i a)It end t o eatmor e Wes t er ns t yl e cui s i ne when vi s i t i ng on ofmy f avor i t e ci t i es . Ido l ove t he wel l bal anced flavor s of Cant ones ecui s i nebutt endt or es er vei ndul gi ngt oj us tacoupl eoft i mesper vi s i t( t her ei sanamazi ngdumpl i ngpl acei nMacauIf r equent ) . Thankf ul l yt hebus t l i ng f ood s cenei n Hong Kong al s o meanst hatt her ear e many Wes t er n opt i onst os ui twhat everyourt as t ebudsf ancy. One newi s h addi t i ont hes cenei sLeDômedeCr i s t al( yes , Cr i s t albyLoui sRoeder er )whi ch hasf as tbecomet hedômeofdecadencei nt heCent r alpar tofHong Kong. What us ed t o be Cl ub 9 has been t r ans f or med i nt o as t yl i s h,cl ean, cont empor ar ys pacebydes i gnerSt eveLeung. Gues tcan choos ef r om a var i et y ofmenusf r om mul t i cour s e degus t at i on menus ,s peci als eas onalmenus ,and an ext ens i veal acar t emenu ( whi ch i s t ypi cal l y whatIl ook f ors i nce degus t at i on menusof t en l ack t he flexi bi l i t y needed f ormydi et ar yr equi r ement s ) . ChefChar l es Benoi tLacourhast r ul y per f ect ed t hemar r i ageoffineFr enchcui s i newi t ht hei ncor por at i onofl ocal i ngr edi ent sandflavor s .Tr ul yt hebes tofbot hwor l ds . Gl ut enf r eeopt i onsar enotnot edont hemenubuts i mpl yl etyours er verknow yourr equi r ement sand t he s t el l art eam ( s er vi ce i sabs ol ut el y flawl es s )wi l l ens ur et hatyouar ewel l l ookedaf t er .Whi l et hef ocusi scl ear l yonbever ages oft hebubbl yt ypebes ur et ocheckoutt hei rext ens i vewi nel i s tandr el yont he r ecommendat i onsoft hei rs ommel i erwhowi l lpai rt heper f ectwi neswi t hyour ent i r emeal . Forat r ul yl uxur i ouseveni ngt r eatyour s el ft odi nneratLeDômedeCr i s t aland be s ur et or es er ve a boot hi n advance -t hey can be s wi vel ed t of ace t he wi ndowscr eat i ngapr i vat ecaps ul ef oryouandyourgues t s . TheGal l er i a 23/F,Ni neQueen' sRoadCent r al 9Queen' sRoad Cent r al ,HongKong Phone: +85221 1 64688 PhotoCredit:LeDômedeCristal


Res t aur ant s Res t aur antL’ Ol i vi er Tuckedawayont hes hor esofLakeGenevabet weenVeveyandMont r euxi sa hi ddengem ofar es t aur anti nLaTour dePei l z.I tf eat ur esabeaut i f ult er r ace wi t h whathast o be one oft he mos tamazi ng vi ewsofLake Geneva. The r es t aur ant has bot hi ndoor and out door s eat i ng but t he t er r ace affor ds s pect acul arvi ewst hatar epai r edwi t hequal l yass pect acul arf ood. Thet er r ace over l ookst he mar i na,al ovel y gar den compl et e wi t hf r ui tt r ees ,and al ong s t r et chofLakeGeneva. Thefir s tt hi ngInot i cedaboutt hemenuwast henot at i ont hatal li t emscanbe madegl ut enf r ee.Asat r avel erwi t hCel i acdi s eas et hi swast r ul ywonder f ult o s ee— nott oment i ont hes t aff wer ever ywel lver s edi nt hemenuandabl et o offer upt heper f ectr ecommendat i ons . Thenextt hi ngyounot i cei st hatt hedi s hesar eal lmadewi t hl ocal l ys our ced i ngr edi ent s . Whi l et hedi s hesappears i mpl yatfir s tgl anceyous oonr eal i zet hat t heyhavecr eat i vet wi s t st hataddal evelofcompl exi t yt ot hem wi t houtbei ng t he s l i ght es tbi tpr et ent i ous . Some t r ue s t andout sar et he s al ad ( al loft he veget abl escome f r om t hei rown gar den) ,t hei rduckbr eas t( wi t ht he mos t decadenthoneyl avenders auce) ,andt hemos tamazi nggl ut enf r eechocol at e s oufflé you wi l levercome acr os s . Is t i l lt hi nk aboutt hatper f ect l y mol t en des s er tt ot hi sday. Ever yt hi ngaboutL’ Ol i vi eri s pr ef ect .Thel ocat i oncannotbebeat ,t hes er vi ce i st r ul yt opnot ch,andt hef oodi samongt hebes tyouwi l lfindi nt hear ea.

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Pr oduct s FoodandBever ages VosgesHautChocol at I st her eanyt hi ngmor edecadentt hanfinechocol at e?Vos gesi soneoft hos e chocol at ebr andst hatInevert i r eof .Namel ybecaus et heyar econs t ant l y i nnovat i ngt hei rflavorpor t f ol i oandhavecombi nat i onsnotf oundel s ewher e. Ihi ghl yr ecommend t hei rExot i c Tr uffle Col l ect i on. I t ’ sl i ke t r avel i ng t he wor l d vi achocol at e. Someofmyper s onalf avor i t esar e:Vi ol a( deep mi l k chocol at e wi t h candi ed vi ol et ) ,Fi el d Songs( r oas t ed yams ,mapl es yr up, Af r i can gr ai ns ofpar adi s e al li n mi l k chocol at e) ,Bl ues ( hi ckor ys moked bacon and bacon mor s el si n deep mi l k chocol at e) ,and t he Abs i nt he ( Chi nes es t arani s e,f enneland abs i nt hei ndar kchocol at e) . 32del ect abl e t r ufflesar ebeaut i f ul l ypackagedi nt hei rs i gnat ur epur pl ebox. I f chocol at e bar s ar e mor e your pr ef er ence t hen Vos ges Mi niExot i c Chocol at eLi br ar yi swor t hchecki ngout .9mi nibar si ncl udi ng:CoconutAs h & BananaSuperDar k,Mat chaGr een Tea& Spi r ul i naSuperDar k,Bapchi ' s Car amelToffee,andMo’ sDar kChocol at eBaconBar .Thi si st heper f ectway t os ampl et hebes tVos geshast o offer .I tal s o makesf oral ovel yhos tor hos t es sgi f t . Oh, anddonotmi s st heOr gani cPeanutBut t erBonbons .Doyour s el faf avor andbuyt he9pi eceboxbecaus et heyar ej s utt hataddi ct i ve. Gl ut enf r eei snotani s s uewhens hoppi ngatVos gesi ns t or eoronl i ne.Thei r onl i ne s t or e even hasa dedi cat ed gl ut enf r ee s ect i on maki ng navi gat i ng t hei roffer i ngsabr eeze. Vos geshass i xl ocat i onsi nChi cago ( myf avor i t ei st heWat erTowerPl ace out pos t )i ncl udi ngt hr eeatO’ Har eai r por t( t r eatyour s el fandenj oywhi l ei n t heai rorpi ckupagi f tt os ur pr i s eal ovedonewhenyouar r i ve) .Fort hos e ofusi nNew Yor kCi t y-weneednotf eel l ef toutast her ei sVos gesonSpr i ng St r eeti nSoHo.

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Pr oduct s FoodandBever ages Euf or i aConf ect i ons Thi s Dut chI ndones i an del i cacy i st r ul y s omet hi ng qui t e s peci al and r emar kabl e.Theyar emi l dl ys weetal l owi ngf ort heuni quebl endofflavor s ands pi cest or eal l ycomet hr ough.Ihaveal wayss ai dt hatgl ut enf r eeand l uxur y ar es ynonymous and Euf or i a del i ver sj us tt hat – a l uxur i ous gl ut enf r eeexper i ence.Thei rhi ghqual i t yconf ect i onsar enotonl yuni que and del i ci ousbutt hey ar r i ve beaut i f ul l y packaged wi t hs uch at t ent i on t o det ai lt hatyouknow youar ei nf ors omet hi ngwonder f ulf r om t hemoment youbegi nt ounwr api t .Bes ur et oal s ocheckoutt hei rTr i pl eLayercakeas wel l . SPUD Vodka Somet i mesl uxur ymani f es t si t s el fi n l i dui df or m –ent erSPUD vodka. SPUD’ s flavor s ar e not what you woul d t ypi cal l y expect f r om a flavor ed vodka. The t as t ei s al l aboutt hevodkaandt heflavor sdo notdi s t r actf r om t hat–t heymer el y enhance and el evat e t he vodka i t s el f . SPUD i s avai l abl ei n a var i et y of flavor s( s ome s eas onal )i ncl udi ng: Gi nger Lemongr as s , Hei r l oom Tomat o,Pumpki n Spi ce,and Red HotChi l iPepper . Next t i me you ar ei n your l ocal l i quors t or el ook f ort he whi ms i cal pot at ot hatf r ont sal loft he SPUD vodkasandi ft heydonotcar r yi t– as kt hem t o. You wi l l not be di s appoi nt ed.

TopShel fUl t r aPr emi um Mi xer s The fir s tt hi ng t hatyou wi l lnot i ce about t hes e mi xer s i s t he i ngr edi ent s–orr at herl ackt her eof . Jus taf ew s i mpl ei ngr edi ent smake t hes e mi xer sa s t andoutoutway above t he compet i t i on. Al loft he mi xer s cont ai n pur i fied wat erand r ealcanes ugar–noar t i fici alflavor s orcol or si nt hes e. Ihavet os ayt hatTop Shel fmi xer s ar eext r emel yver s at i l eand pr ovi de a f ant as t i c bas e wi t h whi ch t o s at i s f yyouri nnermi xol ogi s t . Ial s ol ovet hef actt hatt heyar eul t r a pr emi um i n t he i ngr edi ent depar t mentbecaus e qui t ef r ankl y mos t oft he mi xer s Ihave come acr os si nt hemar ketorl i quors t or e ar e s o over power i ng – not t o ment i on f ul lofar t i fici ali ngr edi ent s t hatr ui nagoods pi r i t .Eachbot t l e ofTopShel fmi xer scomesi nagr eat f r os t ed gl as s bot t l et hatyou’ l lbe happy keepi ng outon yourhome barwhen ent er t ai ni ng ( t hough be s ur et or ef r i ger at eaf t eropeni ng) .


Pr oduct s FoodandBever ages Byt heWayBaker y Whatcoul d be mor el uxur i ous t han exper t l y cr af t ed gl ut enf r ee baked goods ? By t he Way Baker yi smy got of oral lt hi ngsgl ut enf r ee on t he s weet erendoft hes pect r um.TheownerHel enei ss i mpl yamazi ngandt akes gr eatpr i dei nherbaker i es . Ther ear enow t hr eel ocat i ons-t woi nNew Yor kCi t yandonei nWes t ches t er . Eachoffer saf ul l r angeofbaked goodsf r om cupcakesand cooki est ot ea cakesandcus t om cakes . Iam ahugef anoft hei ral mondcooki esandcupcakeswhi char eabs ol ut el y addi ct i ve.Iahveal s ocommi s s i onedas peci alor dercakef oras peci alevent and f r om wor ki ng outt heflavorand fil l i ng,Hel enes t eer ed mewi t hexper t advi ce.Theendr es ul twasar emar kabl ecaket hatt r avel edover1 00 mi l es andwast hes t aroft hedi nnerwehavepl anned.i tnotonl yl ookedbeaut i f ul butIwast heonl ycel i aci nt hegr oupandever yoner avedi twasoneoft he bes tcakest heyahdeverhad-gl ut enf r eeorot her wi s e. I fyoufindyous el fi nt heNew Yor kMet r oar ea, bes ur et os t opbyoneoft hei r l ocat i ons and s t ock up on s ome oft he mos t decadent and del i ci ous gl ut enf r eet r eat soutt her e.

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Pr oduct s Books Li vi ngLuxeGl ut enFr eebyMi chel l eLee Ther e ar e many gl ut enf r ee cookbooksoutt her e butonl y one t hatt r ul y f ocus eson t hel uxur ys i deofgl ut enf r eel i vi ng –Li vi ng LuxeGl ut enFr ee. The book i t s el fi ss t unni ng – beaut i f ul l y pr oduced wi t h each r eci pe accompani edbyaf ul l pageper f ect l ys t yl edi mage. W hi l et hebooki svi s ual l yappeal i ng,t hati sj us tt hebegi nni ngast hel ayout oft he book i sper f ect l yf unct i onalwi t hr eci pesor gani zed asi fyou wer e pl anni ng a di nnerpar t y:Appet i zer s ,Ent r ees ,Sal ads & Si des ,Br eakf as t , Des s er t s ,and ofcour s e my per s onalf avor i t e – Cockt ai l s . Imean final l y s omeonet houghtaboutpai r i ngadul tbever ageswi t ht hei rr eci pes–beyond j us tr ed orwhi t e( t hought hought f ulwi nepai r i ngsar ei ncl uded wi t hs ome r eci pesaswel l ) . Ther ei sevenanEncor es ect i ont hathi ghl i ght ss omekeyt echni quest hatar e r ef er enced of t en t hr oughoutt he r eci pes – t hi nk oven r oas t i ng gar l i c or peel i ngt omat oes .Ther ei st hought f uli ndext hati sar r angedbyi ngr edi ent vs . di s hs oi toffer sawayt ol ookf orani ngr edi entt hatyouf eell i kei ndul gi ng i nandl ett hei ndexdoi t sj obbypr ovi di ngas el ect i onofdi s hest hati ncl ude t hati ngr edi ent . Thi si sagr eati t em f orbot ht hos enewl ydi agnos edandt hos e,l i keme,who have been di agnos ed f ormany year s . Li vi ng gl ut enf r ee doesnotmean l i vi ngal es sl uxur i ousl i f es t yl eandt hi sbookepi t omi zesl i vi ngi twi t hs t yl e.

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I nTheNextI s sue. . . AerLi ngusBusi nes sCl as s SW I SSBusi nes sCl as s Ber muda Kempi nskiHot el s Wol f gang’ sSt eakhouses . . . andmuchmor e Ihopet hatyouenj oyed myfir s ts eas onall i s tand hopef ul l yi twi l lpr ovi de s omegl ut enf r eei ns pi r at i onf ort hes t ar tof201 6.Thes pr i ngi s s uei sal r eady i nt hewor ksandwi l lf eat ur es omemor eofmyf avor i t el uxur yfindsar ound t hegl obe.Doyouhaveaf avor i t el uxur ydes t i nat i on,r es t aur ant ,orpr oduct ? Ar eyouahot el ,ai r l i ne,r es t aur ant ,orpr oductmanuf act ur ert hatepi t omi zes agl ut enf r eel uxur yl i f es t yl e? Feelf r eet os endi tal ongf orpos s i bl ei ncl us i on i nt he next i s s ue. You’ l lof cour s e get a s hout out f or s har i ng your r ecommendat i on. Si mpl yemai lmeat :mi ke@gl ut enf r eemi ke. com

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