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TDestination: Indian Wells

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TDestination:  Indian Wells

  Fans of the game agree, the PNB Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Gardens is a Top 10 must-see in the world of pro tennis tournaments.  Some would argue that, due to its size, accessibility to players, world class play and reliable weather, it may even have some Grand Slam events beat.  Here are a few reason's it's become the fifth largest tournament in the world, drawing top talent and record attendance from around the world.   The Weather:  Reliably sunny Typically in the mild, mid-80's, the sun is a key enjoyment factor to this tourney. However, the mercury has been known to hit high-90...

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TDining: Adana Restaurant, Seattle

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TDining:  Adana Restaurant, Seattle

Photos credits: Suzi Pratt Photography Reborn to Reconnect We recently sat down with young-chef-old-soul and self-described "hopeless romantic", Shota Nakajima, to talk about his newly re-launched restaurant, Adana, his personal journey to cooking and the inspiration behind his cuisine. TD:  Tell us about your journey to cooking. SN:  I started cooking while I was still going to high school in Seattle. At the age of 18 I decided to move to Osaka, Japan and worked there for 4 and a half years under Michelin star chef Nakamoto.  I came back to Seattle at the age of 23. At the age of 25 I opened Naka which...

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TDestination: NOLA

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TDestination:  NOLA

  Friends of Thomas Dean, Scott and Jean Manning, met and lived in New Orleans for over a decade.  To say they're enthusiasts would be vastly understating their passion. The pair return frequently, guiding friends through the lively music, bead-throwing, mask-wearing, shameless-eating-and-drinking that is Mardi Gras.  We sat down with the Manning's recently over Jean's ethereal shrimp etouffee, while they shared the history of Mardi Gras, krewes, king cake and their top picks for a visit to The Big Easy.  The Manning's NOLA Top 5: Stanley's in the Quarter for brunch Commander's Palace uptown for jazz brunch Maple Leaf Bar uptown...

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TDesign: The Right Fit - Big & Tall

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TDesign: The Right Fit - Big & Tall

Fit FAQ Q:  "I want to buy my boyfriend a Thomas Dean shirt for his birthday. I'm looking in his closet and his TD shirts say XLT.  But I see several different Tall fits on your site.  Which "fit" does he need?"   A:  If you're shopping for a bigger, larger, awesomer man, here's what you need to know: At TD we make 4 different men's sport shirt "fits": Regular Fit - a classic  - cut fuller through the chest, waist and arms  Tailored Fit - cut 1 - 1 1/2 inches trimmer thru the chest and waist Tall Fit - Our...

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To Tuck or Not to Tuck

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To Tuck or Not to Tuck

When did the simple act of donning a shirt become so complicated?  Do you really need to be told when to wear your shirt tucked in or out?  Yeah, you kinda do. Let’s start with the obvious: It’s your shirt, your body, your call.  If you want to wear all of your shirts either tucked or untucked, it is well within your constitutional rights (I checked). That said, here are a few guidelines based on the shirt, the event, the body you have, and the technique for optimal tucking. The Shirt: Is it a dress shirt? The long-sleeved variety with...

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