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Lobby Bar – April 3: Coen Brothers Present Fat Airplanes, Fabulous Bathing, and Winged Autos

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Lobby Bar – A Delicious Summary of FBT News and Views – Hold the Mayo
Slay, gurl. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren checks into the “Fabulous Room” at the W Taipei Hotel in Taiwan.  True to its name, the room was decorated with rainbow streamers and unicorn nightstands. The disco-ball in the shower creates a defining bathing experience – who needs nightclubs?
Welcome intruders. Jonathan Spira arrived home to his apartment one day to find …

Report from the 2015 New York International Auto Show

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NEW YORK — The New York International Auto Show opens to the public on Friday and runs through April 12. The show dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Central Palace.
On Wednesday, the first press day, multiple automakers showed a mix of large luxury and performance vehicles from Cadillac, Lexus, and Lincoln as well …

2015 BMW X6 M – First Look and Review

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Misunderstood. That’s the one word that seems to best characterize BMW’s behemoth M cars, the X6 M and mechanically identical X5 M. The launch of these models at the end of the last decade did raise eyebrows among purists but BMW has sold almost 20,000 M SUVs (excuse me, SAVs) since 2009, nothing to snicker at with a base price of around $100,000.
The X5 and X6 Ms are back, and …

BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW announced it will launch the ConnectedDrive Store, an in-vehicle app and services store.  The store will launch in the spring of 2015.
ConnectedDrive Store will offer drivers the opportunity to purchase apps and services from within iDrive, the system used to control most secondary functions such as navigation and entertainment within the vehicle.
BMW is the first automaker to offer an in-vehicle store, which resembles app stores for Apple iOS and …

BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW announced it will launch the ConnectedDrive Store, an in-vehicle app and services store.  The store will launch in the spring of 2015.
ConnectedDrive Store will offer drivers the opportunity to purchase apps and services from within iDrive, the system used to control most secondary functions such as navigation and entertainment within the vehicle.
BMW is the first automaker to offer an in-vehicle store, which resembles app stores for Apple iOS and …

Lobby Bar – December 19: Macadamia Melancholy, Pac-Man tries Ravioli, XXXL Santa, and Oui Drive

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The Lobby Bar – A Morally Ambiguous Summary of FBT News and Views
I could eat a…  With Winter Storm Jeremy just around the corner, Jesse Sokolow has some fine tips for dealing with holiday travel.  While you could try to travel ahead of time or take a train rather than a plane, why don’t you consider walking?  Nobody cancels roads, and while it might take a few weeks to reach …

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition

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It’s the height of the holiday season, and finding the perfect gift for the diamond guest in your life can present a challenge.
Help, however, is here in the form of the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition.  From cars to cameras to diamond watches, we’ve got all the bases covered.  Read on to see our editors’ top gift picks for this holiday season.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon …