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Princess Beatrice's wacky new hat (and other royal head-pieces at the derby)

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Princess Beatrice's wacky new hat (and other royal head-pieces at the derby)

Princess Beatrice's latest head-piece

Don't call Princess Beatrice a one-hat-wonder. The royal stole the spotlight with her cartoonish ribbon head-piece at Kate and Will's wedding in April, and this weekend she was at it again. At the Investec Derby horse-races in Epsom, England, Beatrice arrived wearing an entire bridal bouquet clipped to the side of her head. But she wasn't the only head-banger at the ball. The entire royal clan, including Kate, Will and the Queen, brought their adorned heads to the annual derby. If you thought Americans go big in Kentucky, you won't believe the heights the Brits reach.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Weather

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Updated: May 31, 2011, 8am Local Time

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Patrice Neff

Patrice Neff May 31, 2011

Not too shabby.

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Keren Eldad May 27, 2011

Look at their RIDICULOUS mistake

Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach | The Traveler's Guide

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Great cities throughout the world have one thing in common—that one street which draws both locals and visitors to all the best shops and restaurants. While there are a number of attractive avenues you'll want to visit in Miami Beach, the pedestrian mall known as Lincoln Road is considered the true heart and soul of South Beach.

Ocean Drive attracts tourists looking for a quick fix of "Miami Vice" neon and retro-deco styling; it's the place locals take out of town guests to show them the sights. But, Lincoln Road provides a more authentic experience where just about everyone gathers to shop and dine under a brilliant Miami sun. With little resemblance to Small Town USA, Lincoln Road is a tropical Broadway, homey yet hip, with a sex appeal all its own.

No other avenue in the City is as popular 24 hours a day. While television shows like "Cheers" and "Friends" fictionalize cozy neighborhood places where everyone knows your name, the sunny sidewalk cafes along Lincoln Mall are frequent meeting places for friendly neighbors and social groups who gather to catch up on shared interests. 

Newcomers will find it difficult to tell where one cafe ends and another begins. This open plan design is deliberate. Some venues favor boundaries, but not South Beach. The sports bar, the gay bar, the coffee shop and the deli all share tables and customers. Simply find an empty seat at a sunlit table to join the community. Folks who skateboard, rollerblade or bicycle meet on Lincoln. New parents bring overwrought toddlers to the Euclid Circle to barrel around and blow off steam. Ex-pats from cities around the globe find fellow countrymen to discuss world events, football matches and the goings-on back home. If America is indeed a melting pot, Lincoln Road is the red-hot burner in South Florida.

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The Sunday Antique and Farmer's Market get the week off to a great start. Morning joggers, earnest home cooks and casual shoppers join the crowd of collectors up at sunrise hoping to find a bargain. While there is no big box home store on the island, local nurseries bring in apartment-friendly houseplants for porch and patio. Many residents furnish their homes, fill their pantries and decorate their balconies at the weekly markets.

 

Annemarie Dooling: Four Must-See Sites in Rio de Janeiro

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Hot off the successes of scoring the 2014 World Cup and 2012 Olympics, the beautiful Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro is preparing for its own celebration: Carnival.

Every year, throngs of locals pile into neighborhood samba schools to rehearse elaborate dances. They take pride in every step, from joining the schools to the finished dance, and encourage the community to pile in and enjoy a dance with them. Months later, the dances will include homemade costumes and towering floats, and are entered into Carnival, where the winning samba school scores notoriety and prize money to pour back into their communities.

If you're looking for a way to get to know real Brazilian culture, Carnival is a fantastic time, with many neighborhoods proudly represented and displaying their very best. But, while you're in Rio, take some time to see the sites. Whether you've come for the glitter and pounding samba beats or not, there are still plenty of activities to occupy your time in "The Marvelous City."

Experience the Sights and Sounds of Downtown
In Rio's Paco Imperial, where royalty used to spend their time, you can spend your own time in Arlequin. This quaint shop is packed full of towering bookshelves on Brazilian art and masters, and rows and rows of local music. Sit down for a while at one of the adorable mismatched tables and soak in some Brazilian culture.

Go Shopping in Leblon
Rio is a shopping culture at heart, which is why it's so surprising that their grandest mall was build so recently. Nevertheless, head down to Leblon, skip the surf and sand and pour some money into the high-end shops the Brazilians love. Shopping Leblon, the new favorite mall of locals, is packed with modern shops like Osklen and Maria Bonita. And, of course, it's a great place to pick up that beach-ready bikini.

Soar to New Heights on Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer
Two of Rio's most beautiful attractions are not located in the city center - you'll have to look much higher to find them. Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue both sit high on the Rio de Janeiro skyline on separate sides of the city. To reach Cristo Redentor, one of the seven new wonders of the world, grab a cog train up Corcovado Mountain and through Tijuca Forest National Park and enjoy the ride up to the statue, which is about 20-30 minutes long. Sugar Loaf, or Pao de Acucar as it's called because of it's distinctive shape, is accessible by cable cars that offer riders 360-degree views of the summit. Before you come back down, enjoy a sweet caipirinha, a drink made of mulled fruit and cachaca, at Abencoado, an adorable mountain-top cafe.

Circle the Lagoa on Wheels
Rio is centered by a big, beautiful lagoon where festivals and events regularly take place. Better still, you can rent a bike nearby and tour the body of water and surrounding neighborhoods by bicycle! Stop by the bike rental kiosk and you can enjoy a 8km ride fully around the lagoon, or go part of the way and return your bicycle to a kiosk closer to that point. Since the lagoon is so large, it faces several varied neighborhoods of Rio and is a great way to view life with the locals.

The best beach at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The best beach at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

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The Caribbean offers many great vacation spots with beaches in abundance. Just south of all the islands is a place equally exotic, however. In the South American country of Brazil, many beaches near the equator offer you the temperate waters you want. Rio de Janeiro is a Brazilian city famous for its beaches. If you go, consider staying at the Copacabana Terrace. This comfortable hotel offers a pool, but as you can see from any of the rooms with a view of the water, the Copa Bay is nearby. Copacabana Terrace is close enough to everything to keep you from wanting anything during your stay. Expect warm or hot weather, and plenty of humidity. The Terrace offers plenty of entertainment, should a sudden storm prohibit swimming. Don't rule out Brazil or the rest of South America when you plan your beach vacation this year.

Top 10 Restaurants In Rio de Janeiro

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Forget about the beaches, the nightlife and the beautiful weather in Rio de Janeiro. Let's talk about the top 10 best restaurants in the city where you can eat some of the most delicious foods in the world at a very good price, at least some of the dishes.

Let's start with a Portuguese restaurant - Antiquarius. It is a traditional restaurant known for delivering exquisite Portuguese cuisine, which as you probably already know is the staples of the Brazilian food heritage. Here you can order a Bacalhau a Lagareiro, which is a signature codfish recipe. You'll also love the serene ambiance that is based on the antique furniture.

Moving on, we find a Brazilian restaurant by the name of Aprazivel, which is situated in a very charming and hilly neighborhood, named Santa Teresa - Aprazivel (pleasant). It has a rustic and casual feel, along with a menu that explores the bounty of the Brazilian vegetable gardens.

Located in Leblon, the Celeiro falls in the buffet category and offers probably one of the best systems in all Brazil, as "kilo restaurant" (restaurante por quilo). Here, the plates are weighed and you will have to pay for what you decide to get. You'll have a lot to choose from, like organic food, along with an extensive variety of light dishes.

The fourth restaurant that we are going to talk about is an Italian one. Gero belongs to the Fasano Group, which is a Brazil household name in high-spec restaurants and now in some hotels too. Its Leblon location follows the style of the original restaurant, in Sao Paulo. If you manage to get there, order the fresh-made pasta, it is delicious to say at least.

If you want to eat in a French restaurant, you might as well go to the Olympe, which is located in the nearby vicinity of the Botanical Garden and belongs to probably one of the most experienced chefs in the country: Claude Troisgros, a Frenchman of course. He is known to have a flair for incorporating Brazil's culinary traditions into his art.

Another French restaurant is Le Pre Catelan, which Guia Brasil Quatro Rodas 2008 has nominated Roland Villard 2007 Chef of the Year.

If you are on the look for a Brazilian Steakhouse, Porcao is the place to go. It is an all-you-can-eat barbecue restaurant that offers some of the best pork-based dishes in the country.

On 8th place we find Roberta Sudbrack, in the Botanical Garden area, where she is very well known for her style of mixing daring and classical dishes.

The penultimate recommendation is the Great Rio de Janeiro Seafood Restaurants. The city's excellent seafood restaurants found their sophistication of the Fasano al Mare, and the Off-Barra eateries.

Last but certainly not least, the Braz. If you want to grab a fast and delicious pizza, this is the place to go. You will find the same ones that brought well-deserved fame to the original Sao Paulo restaurants. There are plenty of assortments to choose from.