Lobby Bar – November 20: Eating Glass, Voice-Controlled Eurodance, and Never Drink Tea Alone
Lobby Bar – A Slightly Squeaky Summary of FBT News and Views
Heavy lifting. Jonathan Spira checks out the Delta One private check-in experience at LAX. The staff at Delta One handled everything from taking care of Spira’s boarding pass to checking any luggage he had. We can’t wait for Delta Two, which is said to be staffed by bodybuilders who will literally carry you wherever you want to go and will give massages upon request.
Little devils. Join us for a night out at the Gramercy theater to see a Great Big World in concert. The concert was fantastic, although the percussions – a 7-year-old kicking the back of your chair – were a bit too real and reminiscent of a recent flight for our taste.
Music madness. Paul Riegler hops into a Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD and takes her on a tour of the fall foliage. To unlock a higher speed mode, simply lean forward and whisper “zoom zoom zoom” to the dash. Just take care to enunciate clearly – saying “boom boom boom” will start blasting the Vengaboys on the radio at top volume.
Sharing is caring. Jesse Sokolow outlines why it is important to enroll in the State Department’s STEP program before going abroad. It’s also a good idea to let FBT know when you’re traveling overseas – we care about the well-being of our readers. Just fax us your travel plans for the next 12 months and we’ll make sure not to stalk you.
Tea for two. Follow us into the Bayerischer Hof in Munich, where we’ll spend the weekend in the junior suite. The room comes equipped with a king size bed, oversized bathtub, dual vanities, and an on-call chambermaid who is obliged to have afternoon tea with solo guests.
Vandartilism. At the Guggenheim, BMW introduced two new art car artists who use the automobile as a canvas. BMW is encouraging others to express their creative side as well by locating a BMW in their neighborhood and decorating the car with an approved palette of spray paints.
Foreclose yourself. Marriott International just bought Starwood Hotels for $12.2 billion, forming the world’s largest hotel company. Next, the hotelier plans to acquire Airbnb, and in doing so will own the homes of all of the program’s participants. Guess you should have read the small print in the 84-page contract after all.
Cap’n Crunch. Delta Air Lines will begin using Alessi dishes, glassware, and flatware on flights starting in 2017. Delta is featuring Alessi’s newest sustainable and edible glass: when you’re done enjoying, take a few bites of the new glass and be delighted at the firm and crunchy consistency. Better yet, the flight attendant won’t have any mess to clear away.
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