n the hospitality industry, there are men and women achieving great success and using their skills and creativity in so many unique ways. Meet Giancarlo Mancino, master bartender, international bar consultant, and now proud owner of one of the best vermouth brands I’ve ever tasted, Mancino Vermouth. Giancarlo has focused his energy for the past 20 years on helping to improve the quality of hospitality in Europe, and Asia.
O’ahu: A Tropical Getaway for All Tastes and Styles In the past 15 months, I’ve been all over North America taking road trips and daytrips for business and pleasure. Major cities got a taste of me – Toronto, New York, Los Angeles – while quaint towns like Elysburg, Pa.; Greenville, S.C.;
Continued from Antidote’s Guide to Hawaii Ko Olina: Truly a Relaxing and Luxurious Vacation Experience Ko Olina is quickly becoming the second city of O’ahu. Located on the southwest coast of the island and just 25 miles from Honolulu, this budding beach-side haven is a true escape. It provides visitors as much calm as Waikiki Beach has energy, with soothing beaches and group activities that are fun for all ages.
Most people would admit, when the autumn season turns the corner and the leaves begin to fall- as do our sun glasses. Scarves on, shades off: that is most often the trend. There are innumerable reasons to keep your eyes protected, and the necessity for sun glasses even until winter is increasingly important.
  As a bartender and someone who is in love with the art of building and mixing cocktails, I can honestly say that after visiting the team at ‘Barchef’. I realize that as much experience as I’ve accumulated, there is still a big mountain of knowledge out there. With drinks such as the Vanilla Hickory Smoked Manhattan, in which it takes about 25 minutes to create and is literally forged through Ice and Fire, you realize that ‘getting a drink’ can be much more than just that.