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Cocktails, from classic to creative

We, and when I say we I mean the team of Island Temptations Magazine, launched the Bartender Brawl three years ago, with the desire to promote excellence and creativity in bartending. Apparently, it was a good strategy, because craft-cocktails have been added to many bar menus, reaching beyond classic preparations to also included herbs and … Continue reading Cocktails, from classic to creative

Volunteers needed

Next week marks Global Week of Service, at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, and their department of Human Resources put together a plan of action involving Children’s home Imeldahof. That kind of community outreach is to be admired and appreciated. The resort will also put its hospitality skills to work, orchestrating a fun … Continue reading Volunteers needed

Vela Loves Locals

Vela Aruba is sandwiched between the Ritz Carlton and the Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino. It is a well-established watersports center and it is unlike no others. Why, you ask, why is it so different? Because the good people at Vela Pro Surf Shop & Hang Out focus on gentle, wind-powered activities, and their … Continue reading Vela Loves Locals

The Flavors of Peru, Make a Reservation

Peruvian food. We can never get enough of Peruvian food and I think we should thank the humble country-chefs for being so open minded and welcoming foreign influences into their kitchens, which made it so interesting to the palate, hot, and tart, creamy and crunchy, the marriage of seemingly contradictory opposites, we always seek in … Continue reading The Flavors of Peru, Make a Reservation