4 Amazing Culinary Experiences in Italy

Italy has long been a popular choice for travelers. The European country is rich in both history and culture. We wanted to share 4 amazing culinary experiences in Italy. Don’t settle for seeing only the sights that hordes of tourists flock to. Immerse yourself in the best Italy has to offer.

Fuoritinerario – Discover Your Italy is a well respected, travel company that is located in Perugia, Italy. They take pride in creating authentic excursions and the chance to see the true “Italian’s Italy.” Fuoritinerario is now offering 4 amazing culinary experiences that will delight your culinary desires. These exclusive travel packages offer a unique way to enjoy wonderful Italian food, plus take part in cooking classes.

For a once in a lifetime treat, these new culinary travel packages provide the opportunity to explore the canals of Venice, enjoy open air-dining in the streets of Siena and see the historic palazzos by the sea in Sicily. It’s a cultural experience you don’t want to miss.

Sicilian Cooking Traditions Revealed in a 19th Century Sicilian Kitchen (Catania photo above)
The sea meets the mountains in Catania’s authentic recipes featuring an incredible variety of dishes and flavors that spring from the cultural melting pot that is Sicilian fare. Guests who seek to learn more about Sicily’s culinary fusion can embark on a gastronomical adventure beginning with a guided tour of Pescheria (the traditional fish market). After purchasing local ingredients, head to a stunning 19th century kitchen of the Catania Historical Society for a cooking class where traditional dishes, such as spaghetti rolls alla Norma, pasta with squid ink and ricotta cheese or with anchovies and wild fennel, fish meatballs (whitebait), caponata, cannolo or the so-called “St. Agatha’s breasts” will be prepared and savored.

Siena Italy
Dine in the Streets of Siena During the Palio with a Contrada
Twice a year, the 17 districts or contrade of Siena compete against each other in the world-renown race, the Palio di Siena. On the next race day s – August 16, guests will enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of the Palio Horse Race in Siena and dine with one of the district teams in the afternoon. Belissimo! Prior to the race, guests will assist with the medieval parade that showcases all the teams in their colorful dress and, of course, the beautiful horses. Later, after guests catch their breath from watching the legendary horse-race, they will join one of the contradas for their open air dinner – hopefully it is the winning district!

Venice Italy
Live Like a Royal: Attend a Gala at a Venetian Palace
For one night in Venice, guests will live the life of a noble Venetian aristocrat as they are whisked away aboard a private water taxi to a gala dinner set in a palace overlooking the Grand Canal. It will be an evening of total sensory experiences while guests linger over cocktails and dinner in this extremely unique historic mansion that has welcomed a legendary A-List from today’s Hollywood set to the Doges of Venice and Italian Nobility.

Palermo Sicily
Cooking by the Sea in Sicily with The Duchess
This is not a simple cooking lesson in an 18th century palazzo by the sea. It’s a fascinating journey through Sicilian culture and food. Rise early, meet ‘The Duchess’ and follow her through a colorful local market to buy the seasons freshest ingredients. Throughout her tour, The Dutchess will share hidden treasures of Palermo, one of the most intriguing cities of the Mediterranean. In the spacious and historic kitchen at her palazzo, guests will learn to cook a whole Sicilian menu under The Duchess’ guidance. After lunch in the elegant dining room, enjoy a tour of the lush terrace and the beautifully restored palazzo, the last home of Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, author of the world-famous novel The Leopard.

Has Italy been on your Bucket List as a lifetime dream destination? Then consider making plans and booking one of these incredible travel itineraries. Visit this fascinating country and see some of the most amazing historical landmarks in the world.

Contact The Life of Luxury if interested in booking one of the above, amazing culinary experiences in Italy. Our travel specialists can help plan your next luxury vacation, anywhere in the world. Stop by soon and follow this lxuury blog. Keep up on the latest travel trends and news.

Photo: Fuoritinerario – Discover Your Italy

Foodies Rejoice – Le Cordon Bleu School to Open in Paris

The goal of a Le Cordon Bleu school is to help prepare its students for an exciting career covering culinary arts to culinary operations and management. This well known institution is recognized as the biggest network of culinary and hospitality schools anywhere in the world.

A new Le Cordon Bleu school is scheduled to open in Paris, France. The new school opens June, 22, 2016 and will be located on the banks of the Seine River, near the Statue of Liberty. The new culinary school is also next to the famous Beaugrenelle shopping centre, nearby the iconic Eiffel Tower.

It’s expected that the newest Le Cordon Bleu school will enroll greater than 1,000 culinary students each year. They will learn all there is to know about culinary arts and wine, hotel and restaurant management. Their training program education will prepare them for the fast, growing culinary industry.

The Paris school is 4,000 square meters in size and will feature the latest modern technology and equipment. The stylish, school building was designed and built to be eco-friendly. With a contemporary look, it was made out of aluminum and glass.

As the world’s population continues to grow, so does the number of restaurants. It’s been reported that there is a shortage of chefs. A key driver is the relatively low salary they receive. Receiving an education from a top culinary arts and hotel management institute like Le Cordon Bleu can be quite expensive. The chef profession has always seen a high turnover ration. But the abundance of TV chef shows tend to overly glamorize the profession. It’s hard work and long hours. The result is many chefs unfortunately quit.

Below is a summary of just a few of the many features student will enjoy at the new Le Cordon Bleu school in Paris France.

• 7 practical classrooms for cuisine, pastry and boulangerie lessons, including one classroom that has been specially designed for teaching Asian cuisine: Thai, Japanese and Chinese.
• 6 modular classrooms that can be transformed into a 420 m² event space
• 3 large, demonstration rooms
• 1 workshop that’s dedicated to individual or group lessons for cuisine amateurs
• 1 cellar-style room that is dedicated to Wine and Management
• 1 boutique that carries a wide range of products and gourmet gifts. They are carefully selected by Le Cordon Bleu Chefs, as well as an array of cuisine and pastry equipment
• 1 student area with multimedia equipment and large library. Find a wide selection of international culinary books and magazines
• Le Cordon Bleu Café gives students and passers by the opportunity to try a range of quality goods either on site or at home

As part of the eco-friendly design, the building’s roof features a large vegetable garden that is 800 square meters in size. Designed to be energy autonomous, the roof, vegetable garden uses heat from the kitchen hoods. That heat then heats up the green house. Rainwater is collected in a rooftop tank and used ot water th plants.

Not only to grow vegetables, but the roof garden also provides a hands-on way for students to learn about how various fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers can be grown in a city environment.

Le Cordon Bleu provides students around the world training programs covering the following fields: gastronomy, wine, tourism and hotel. Choose from different lengths of programs from an initiation level up to receiving an MBA degree.

If you desire to have a career in the culinary field, then be sure to check out a Le Cordon Bleu school where you live. We enjoy sharing the latest news and food industry announcements. Be sure to stop by again and follow our luxury blog.

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Enjoy Great Food and Ambiance in Many New Orleans Restaurants

New Orleans, Louisiana is known for fantastic food and has over 1,400 restaurants to choose from. It doesn’t matter whether its seafood, sausage, chicken or even okra going into your gumbo, it’s going to make your taste buds come to life.

Be sure to enjoy a steamy bowl of gumbo when visiting New Orleans. A typical gumbo recipe includes okra that’s simmered for several hours in roux. It consists of both flour and either oil or butter.

There are several New Orleans restaurants that have been serving great meals to patrons for a very long time. For example Antoine’s is celebrating its 175 year anniversary. Amazing! Other incredible New Orleans restaurants include Commander’s Palace, Arnaud’s, plus Brennan’s, which recently finished a restaurant renovation.

With great restaurants, comes great chefs. Chef Alon Shaya is a James Beard Award-winning chef at Shaya. Or stroll down to St. Roch Market, where you can try various food vendors led by promising new chefs. For foodies that like to enjoy a supper club, which has been a popular fine dining experience, stop in to dine at Dinner Lab.

The “Big Easy” also offers numerous food festivals all during the year, where you sample and try out delicious foods.

Once you get your fill of great food, be sure to explore the city and discover the rich culture and arts that New Orleans offers. Joie de vivre is French for “joy of life” and that motto is deeply rooted in this city. It’s a cultural hotbed and resonates everywhere you look.

The city has long appreciated the arts and you can wander among its many museums and galleries. For example, the The National WWII Museum has now become the top visitor attraction.

The New Orleans Museum of Art is found in City Park, which is one of the oldest and largest urban parks found anywhere in the U.S. Newly reopened, check out the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, celebrating the culture of the America’s historic South.

Two other obvious choices to visit are the Contemporary Arts Center and Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Regardless of your choice, the vibrant arts scene in the Crescent City will definitely not disappoint.

New Orleans is such a unique city with Southern charm. It’s a perfect city to explore its culture and love of food by dining in one of many New Orleans restaurants.

The Life of Luxury can assist planning and booking your luxury travel reservations to Louisiana. Enjoy the magnificent food choices and a VIP experience at the numerous New Orleans restaurants. Be sure to return again to read our luxury blog for more travel tips.

Food University Classes at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Food University Classes at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas
Food University at Caesars Palace – Las Vegas

Are you a creative cook with the makings of becoming a chef but you lack the experience, or maybe you just need a little training; regardless, before entering the world as a professional cook you need both experience and education. Here is the answer to your problem, and who knows, you could end up being a future “Top Chef” star.

Food University is offering a new inaugural class scheduled for March 27-29, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Join the fun-loving foodies from across the country and in just 72 hours you may go from a cook wannabe to a competition-ready chef.

The Food University classes range in topics from wine and cheese pairing to classic Italian to mixology will be offered. Every essential cooking technique from knife skills to Mastering Beef to Seafood 101 and beyond will be covered, plus you will be given a private VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the brand new Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace, as well as the Southern Wine and Spirits Hospitality Mixology program with Mixologist Francesco LaFranconi, usually available only to hotel and restaurant executives.

Among those attending will be philanthropist and hospitality industry leader Larry Ruvo, Food Network co-founder Robin Leach and veteran culinary entertainment producer Richard Gore. Also in attendance will be high-profile chefs along with Food University’s culinary faculty. Other special guest appearances will be named in coming weeks. The prestigious hospitality school from the University of Nevada Las Vegas will provide student volunteers to assist with preparations for this event.

This festive event will accommodate up to 80 culinary scholars in what will be Food U’s first graduating class. Each student will receive the Food University “Enlightened Palate” diploma, and if you enroll in the first classes, you will receive a private VIP invitation to tour some of Napa Valley’s never-before-seen prominent wineries.

Tuition is $1,995 per person for the three day sessions which includes all food, beverages, and course instruction. For more information visit www.FoodUniversityLasVegas.com

Proceeds from Food University “admissions” will go to Keep Memory Alive, committed to finding cures for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and ALS.

Stunning Waldorf Project at Netil House, London

Netil House  - Waldorf Project
Netil House  – Waldorf Project

For an unbelievable night of entertainment, plan on attending The Waldorf Project at the Netil House in London.

Between October 10-14, the global premiere of this spectacular Waldorf Project includes a stylish blend of visual arts, theatrical performance, contemporary choreography and staging, plus fine cuisine and the best rare wine available.

It’s definitely a dining and performance experience to die for as London literally takes center stage for a night to remember.

The Waldorf Project will brilliantly showcase six of the most exciting practitioners in the respective worlds of choreography, design, visual art, theatre, electronic music and gastronomy.

The driving force and director behind the creation of the Waldorf Project is British artist Sean Rogg. The result is the ideal meshing of an unique art performance with visual, aural, creative and performative arts. Topping it off is the chance to enjoy some of the world’s rarest wines and finest, delicious tasting food.

Each of the show’s collaborators was personally and carefully picked by Sean Rogg to represent an imaginative approach to the theme – the rare Japanese muskmelon. In addition they bring their readiness to break boundaries through the most fundamental fusion of their diverse disciplines.

If you are unable to attend this year’s event, be sure experience the Waldorf Project: Chapter Two which be held in the Spring of 2013.

Below is an overview of the Waldorf Project:

Set Design: Gina Geoghegan
Art Director across fields of theatre, film and brand experiences, Gina Geoghegan will transform Netil House into a 5000 square foot hydroponic fantasy land. The immersive environment will be one where the plant culture not only serves as a bewitching backdrop for the performance, but is also incorporated into the menu itself.

Choreography: Imogen Knight
Choreographer and Movement Director Imogen Knight has choreographed eight dancers who will serve guests throughout the evening. The way in which the performers interact with the plates and the space is built into the design of the environment, which itself has been inspired by the food. For The Waldorf Project Imogen has created a performance bridging the gap between naturalism and surrealism, combining darkness and humour and highlighting base human emotions with dramatic effect.

Sound Design: Walls
Winners of the coveted Mojo Electronica Album of the Year award, sound artists Alessio Natalizia and Sam Willis, known together at “Walls”, are two of the most innovative minds working in electronic music today. For the Waldorf Project the duo will create a distinct sonic backdrop for each phase of the evening, completing the multi-sensory experience.

Food Design: Andrew Stellitano and Blanch & Shock
Food design studio Blanch & Shock and gastronomy artist Andrew Stellitano have collaboratively developed the menu as a narrative in 6 courses, moving from the rustic and unprocessed to expertly stylised dishes. Each course has been put together using premium quality produce and will be presented to guests by choreographed dancers.

Wine: Sanford and Benedict
The Waldorf Project will serve fine wines provided by prior owner of legendary California winery Sanford and Benedict. These include arguably the very best two vintages of the last twenty years for the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, 1994 and 1997. Four of the wines are special collaborations with Au Bon Climat, which were never released onto the market. The wines have been tasted throughout the creation of the menu, intrinsically connecting them to the food and ensuring a perfectly synchronized pairing.

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    How to Pair Wine with Food – Helpful Pairing Tips

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    A common question for foodies is how to pair wine with food? The old adage that white wine pairs well with fish while red wine works with meat, serves as good advice to begin.

    Wine expert Brandon Walsh is the president of Reston, Va.-based Hosted Wine Tasting and offers the following wine tips:

    – Try to match the weights of the wine with the food being served.
    – Wines should always be served at their optimal serving temperatures, as well.

    Try these suggested wine and food pairings for a great tasting meal:

    – Lighter-bodied white wines include reisling and pinot grigio.
    – Medium-bodied wines include sauvignon blanc while chardonnay is a fuller, heavier-bodied wine.
    – Lighter-bodied wines go well with salads, as well as light fish, such as sushi.
    – Medium-bodied wines works well with light and flakey fish as well as poultry.
    – Heavier-bodied whites, such as chardonnay, pair very well with salmon or swordfish.

    Napa Valley Festival del Sole

    Napa Valley Festival del Sole
    Napa Valley Festival del Sole

    The Napa Valley Festival del Sole recently announced details of its 2012 event. Festival del Sole will be held July 13 – 22 and features an exquisite 10-day pairing of world-class artistry, exclusive food and wine events, wellness programs and premier lifestyle experiences.

    This Napa Valley event has long been popular with music lovers, foodies and wine connoisseurs. Festival del Sole offers attendees a wide variety of intimate and unique settings for audiences to experience the world’s luminaries of music, dance and theater, in addition to incredible fine cuisine and wine that have made the Napa Valley one of the world’s finest lifestyle destinations.

    This year’s Festival del Sole will feature an amazing list of performing artists, Including: violin superstar Joshua Bell, sopranos Danielle de Niese and Lisa Delan, famed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, baritone Nathan Gunn, cellist Nina Kotova, guitarist Angel Romero, pianist Hélène Grimaud, the Russian National Orchestra, and dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet.

    The exceptional entertainment that is planned will also be accompanied by an array of epicurean experiences that feature the legendary hospitality of nearly 40 of the Napa Valley’s finest wineries, estates and restaurants.

    Festival del Sole highlights also include: the Napa Valley premiere of 24 Hour Plays, a feat of extreme theater that involves writing, rehearsing and performing a series of plays in just 24 hours.

    The Napa Valley Festival del Sole is also a popular venue for celebrities. A-list actors appearing in this event include Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Chris Noth and Hugh Dancy. Additional performance highlights this year include the return of the popular Bouchaine Young Artist Series.

    Throughout the festival, event guests may choose from a variety of unparalleled food and wine experiences ranging from intimate dinners at private wineries to outdoor Vintners Luncheons to tastings and samplings.

    Prices for single ticket begin at $39. The Bouchaine Young Artists Series and Golden Gate International Children’s Choral Festival concerts are free, though tickets are required for admission.

    To buy tickets and learn more about Festival del Sole and see an itinerary of each day’s events,  please visit: www.festivaldelsole.org, by phone at 888-FDS-NAPA [888-337-6272], or in person at the festival office, 1556 First Street, Suite103A, in downtown Napa.

    Uncork’d! Bon Appétit Showcases Finest Culinary and Wine Talent of U.S.

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    From Cirque du Soleil to David Copperfield and club TAO to Studio 54, extravagance is the essence of Las Vegas. This May, there is one more event that defines the luxury of Las Vegas. 60 restaurants, 50 chefs, 30 sommeliers, 30 events, and four extraordinary resorts collaborate for one incredible weekend: the sixth annual Vegas Uncork’d! by Bon Appétit magazine. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and Mandalay Bay are putting on an event
    worthy of their luxurious brand.

    Bon Appétit has remained one of food lovers’ most trusted guides. As the country’s largest epicurean magazine with the most affluent readership, Bon Appétit produces recipes, tips, techniques, world of lush travel, and up-to-the-minute restaurant coverage. Each of their issues is known for featuring up-and-coming as well as renowned tastemakers, chefs, restauranteurs, fashion designers, and celebrities.

    Lasting from Thursday, May 10 to Sunday, May 13, Vegas Uncork’d! in Las Vegas is any food lover’s dream. In addition to fan favorites such as Grand Tasting (Sixty restaurants participate in this ultimate outdoor culinary experience at Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis); After-Hours the Remix (Chef Alain Ducasse is joined by chef Hubert Keller and Mandalay Bay executive pastry chef and master chocolatier Vincent Pilon for a late-night party at Mix, the rooftop lounge at Mandalay Bay; and VIP Saber-Off at Caesars Palace, this year, Bon Appétit is boasting a brand new, extended program:

    • Master Series Dinner with Michel Richard, Thursday, May 10: Caesars Palace adds a new restaurant to its Master Series dinners—Central, helmed by renowned chef Michel Richard and his James Beard Award–winning staff.
    • Follow That Food Truck, Thursday, May 10: The most sought-after food trucks from Las Vegas and surrounding areas join forces for one incredible festival. Join chefs Julian Serrano, Todd English, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Michael Mina for live music and ice-cold beers on Bellagio’s rooftop.
    • Too-Hot Tamales Live Demonstration, Friday, May 11: Hosted by Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport, chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger prepare a fourcourse menu with tequila pairings at Mandalay Bay’s Border Grill.
    • Paella Lunch with José Andrés, Friday, May 11: One of the restaurant industry’s most captivating personalities, José Andrés lets loose with a live demo on how to make one of Spain’s signature dishes. He’ll prepare it on a wood-fired paella grill—the only one of its kind in the U.S.—at Jaleo in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
    • Gone Fishing with Costas Spiliadis, Saturday, May 12: Join chef Spiliadis at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as he shares his secrets to selecting the highest-quality fish at the market, secrets on making fish at home, and healthful eating through the Mediterranean diet.

    Chef Chosen Meals – Tasting Menus

    You finally score that hard to get dinner reservation, and sit down in a lavish restaurant soaking up the ambiance.  Now the difficult choice is deciding what to order from the numerous mouth watering menu choices.  Why hassle?  Let the head chef decide for you.

    This is a growing trend in top restaurants.  Tasting menus which typically come with set prices, are becoming more common at America’s top restaurants. Many have even done away with a la carte ordering all together.

    If you want to know the highest price restaurant.  Manhattan’s Masa is tops with a $400 per person set menu – plus an automatic 20 percent gratuity.  Cha-ching!  Full article

    Mediterranean Diet – Healthy Eating Habits

    Recent news that eating a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy might ward off childhood allergies and asthma just adds to the list of studies suggesting this style of eating has a lot to offer.

    Living longer, lower risks of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and possibly birth defects have all been linked to eating a Mediterranean Diet.

    But is it easy to follow, especially given that the traditional way of eating in many Mediterranean countries – like everywhere else – is now under threat from faster lifestyles and faster more refined foods? Yes, says Dr Antigone Kouris, a Melbourne-based dietician and nutrition research fellow with Monash University, whose own background is Greek.

    While she’s the first to agree that the traditional diet back in Greece is becoming more westernised, she believes that many principles of a Mediterranean diet can be easily adopted in Australia. Here are some good habits to borrow.

    • Eat legumes. They’re common throughout Mediterranean countries and in a traditional Greek diet are eaten twice a week to avoid eating meat for religious reasons, says Kouris, herself part of a research team at Monash University that found legumes to be the most important food contributing to longevity in over 1000 elderly people in five countries.
    • Eat lots of dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, rocket, endive, chicory and amaranth (excellent sources of magnesium and plant omega- 3 fats, she says). You’ll sometimes find amaranth – often called Chinese spinach – displayed with Asian veg in some greengrocers.
    • Eat a range of coloured vegetables including tomatoes and capsicum – they’re high in antioxidants, including lycopene.
    • Use extra virgin olive oil. There’s some evidence, says Kouris, that olive oil, like omega-3 fats, don’t seem to add weight around the waist as much as animal fats and processed (hydrogenated) vegetable fats that are high in saturated and trans fats.
    • Include some fermented foods like yoghurt or fetta cheese that may help provide gut-friendly bacteria.
    • Slow cook meats with vegetables, including tomato, garlic, onion and olive oil. This slow cooking of meat is less likely than grilling to form carcinogens, she says. Stewing also retains nutrients in vegetables.
    • Eat fish and seafood. Traditionally, fish is eaten more often than animal meats, she says.
    • Be generous with herbs like oregano, rosemary, dill and mint; they make vegetables taste great so you want to eat more of them. Indeed, “you don’t hear Greeks saying they hate vegetables,” says Kouris.
    • Snack on nuts and seeds. Traditional snacks include pumpkin seeds, roasted chickpeas, almonds, walnuts, as well as dried and fresh fruit.
    • Think outside the salad dressing and use vinegar as flavouring for other dishes. Besides adding a tangy flavour, says Kouris, it also lowers the GI (Glycemic Index) of foods and helps you absorb more iron.
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    Sushi-Ushi – Ultimate Luxury Food Presentation by Vikki Smyth

    Sushi-Ushi Vikki Smyth Inc.

    For those with unique tastes and looking for cutting edge luxury gifts, then Vikki Smyth has something special for you. Vikki offers a high end, food-presentationware / luxury table top / gift line that will definitely please even the most demanding consumer.

    Vikki describes her clientele as “people who are looking for uniqueness, whether it be in food, wine, fashion, travel, or in products.”

    Vikki works with high end hotels such as Ritz’s, Four Seasons, and W Hotels, just to name a few. They use her unique goods for food display. Her signature piece is the Sushi-Ushi. This table top piece is quite a stunner, and is her biggest seller. Sushi-Ushi is unique, absolutely gorgeous, and her packaging is killer – it literally screams luxury!

    Sushi-Ushi is define as “Playful Luxury at your fingertips”.

    This award-winning, eye-catching food-presentationware platter suggests both intrigue and savoir-faire. Sleek and elegant, this one-inch-thick, clear rectangular platter rests upon an enticing arrangement of brilliantly colored acrylic blocks. Compelling presentation tantalizes your guests’ taste buds allowing your freedom of artistry to be expressed . . . the perfect playmate for a heightened culinary experience.

    Sushi-Ushi is available in 3 sizes: 36”x6”w/24 blocks; 25”x5” w/18 blocks; and 20”x4” w/12 blocks.

    Vikki Smyth just finished designing a brand new bath line exclusive to Encore Hotel in Vegas (Steve Wynn’s new hotel). You can find more information on her website.

    Vikki also does custom work and has various clients that will request sculptural pieces. An example is she’s currently designing a 7 foot by 3 foot glittery guitar to be placed on a wall for a famous rock star.

    To view all of Vikki Smyth’s fabulous product line, visit her website at: www.vikkismyth.com

    Vikki Smyth Inc.
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