Home of the World's Longest Candy
Counter, a visit to Chutter's is a trip to candyland where the air is
delicious with the mouth-watering scents of candy and fresh-made
fudge. Chutter's has something for candy lovers young and old in a
lively, fun-filled atmosphere. The longest counter of its kind
anywhere, Chutter's candy counter runs the entire length of the
store. An impressive 112 feet of gleaming glass jars filled with
brightly colored candy ranging from yesterday's favorites and
hard-to-find flavors to the best of today's most sought-after treats.
Grab a bag and choose from the vast array of sours and gummy's,
gourmet and traditional jellybeans, chocolates, licorice, caramels,
and nostalgic pieces. Chutter's is a treasure trove of tasty treats!
Chutter's is named for its original
owner, Frederick George Chutter, a Congregational minister who came
to Littleton to preach but instead, resigned his ministry for the dry
goods business, eventually becoming a well-loved and prominent member
of the community. A brochure from the era claims, "Mr. Chutter
is a warm-hearted, cordial, and enthusiastic man, of optimistic
temperament, and much interested in the welfare of Littleton."
More than 100 years later, the shop retains his name, and the
hospitality for which Chutter's General Store was renowned still
resonates throughout this delightful shop. Feel like a kid again. Visit Chutter's
on Main Street in Littleton, New Hampshire and discover the sweet
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Las Vegas is known for its magical
hot spots and steamy nightclub scene but a new bar in town is putting
a freeze on all that. Minus 5 at Mandalay Bay is Las Vegas' coolest bar - literally.
Inside the bar, everything is made entirely of ice and temperatures
are kept at a constant minus five degrees Celsius, or 23 degrees
Minus 5 is the first permanent ice
lounge in America. It was all started by Craig Ling of New Zealand.
The whole experience starts when you walk through the door. Once inside, each guest is greeted by promo girls and then you enter the briefing room where everyone is outfitted in insulated parkas, boots and gloves - a requirement for entry. 400
people a day are outfitted before led into the 2,000 square foot
super-refrigerated lounge. There are about 350 blocks of ice in the
bar and they use Canadian ice because it's clear. When you walk
in, you see a whole room of ice - the chandelier, couches, the bar.
Everything is a work of art. Even the glasses are made of ice and
Minus 5 melts through 3,500 of them a week. The glasses are made
from some of the most pure water in the world: New Zealand artesian
water. The glasses are molded and shipped frozen. Minus 5's
drinks aren't your boring old hot toddies. They have 12 signature
cocktails which contain exotic fresh fruits and lots and lots of
premium vodka. It's so cold that patrons are advised only to spend
30 minutes at a time inside the bar. To really chill out, you have to
hit Vegas' Minus 5: the country's coldest, hot spot.
Experience a different vibe each night
at the Madonna Inn. All 110 rooms at the Inn are decorated
differently, from an African Safari to the Amazon Jungle. Don't miss
the 5,000 square foot Gold Rush Steakhouse on the grounds with its
pink tablecloths, pink receipts, pink sugar and pink flowers. You can
choose a romantic honeymoon suite with European-style luxury, the
novelty of a Western, Old Mill or Merry-Go-Round theme or an
unforgettable stay in one of their famous, all-rock grotto rooms with
waterfall shower. The Caveman Room features rock walls, floor and
ceiling, and a waterfall for a shower. This room boasts a waiting
list that's a month long!
For nearly 50 years, the charm of the
Madonna Inn has been one of California's landmark attractions. The
Madonna Inn offers an unforgettable experience with fine dining and
entertainment, unique overnight lodging, banquet rooms, exclusive
clothing, gift and wine shops and limo service. Located on the
grounds: 110 rooms each with a special theme, a picturesque
European-style pool and state of the art exercise room, a celestial
Day Spa and the largest convention center on the Central Coast.
Treat yourself to an unforgettable
experience and discover what distinguishes the Madonna Inn from every
other hotel destination in the world.
Brief history of the Madonna Inn
The first 12 rooms were completed
December 24, 1958, and were given complementary for that night's
stay, to a very surprised group of travelers. An additional 28 rooms
were quickly built, making a total of 40 rooms available to
travelers. Demand for public areas to handle the rooms encouraged
the Inn in April 1960 to start construction of the main inn, which
was to eventually consists of the wine cellar, bakery, coffee shop,
dining room, the cocktail lounge, banquet rooms, ladies' boutique,
men's gift shop, and the gourmet shop. The 110 unique rooms now
exist, each decorated differently to suit many individual tastes:
rock rooms, waterfall showers, rock fireplaces, European fixtures,
and fine furnishings to name a few. The Madonna Inn sits on
approximately 2,200 acres and the large rocks used in the
construction came from these surrounding acres. The leaded glass
work throughout Madonna Inn and the large etched glass windows in the
coffee shop, almost things of the past, were custom made for the Inn.
The leaded glass inserts in the windowed area facing the large
fireplace are of particular interest, since each insert illustrates
one of the various Madonna enterprises: construction, lumber and
cattle. The hand-carved marble balustrade in the Gold Rush dining
room came from the Hearst Castle. All copper and brass items were
etched and/or shaped from original designs and fabricated right on
the premises. The 28-foot gold tree fixture in the main dining room
was made from electrical conduit left over from building projects as
well as from left over remnants of copper. Several wood carvers were
brought in for the specialty work of hand carving the doors, beams,
railings and the many other carved adornments you see here at the
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Venice is a theatre, then Hotel Cipriani is the Royal Box. It is a
resort: a way of life, an island apart, in every sense. It involves
all the senses that make a stay unforgettable. Four minutes by
private launch from San Marco, on the tip of the Giudecca Island, the
Cipriani is synonym for the dolce vita, Venetian style. There are 95
Rooms & Suites sharing a view to be seen nowhere else,
restaurants to please the finest palates and impeccable service await
Hotel Cipriani's heated Olympic size swimming pool (32 x 19
metres) is the only one in central Venice, and has filtered salt
water. The pool area is also the centre of attention for some
spectacular events at the Cipriani, like the Redentore Feast held in
July each year. An evening of dining and entertainment around the
pool ends with the spectacular firework display that can be viewed
from the Fondamenta delle Zitelle.
spring to autumn, the Poolside Restaurant serves alfresco,
buffet-style lunches and snacks, including an array of regional
specialities, grilled delicacies and a wide selection of beverages.
This informal snack restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy a
light lunch between one swim in the pool and a lazy afternoon in the
sunshine or exploring Venice - its location just on the lagoon
borders has an incomparable and relaxed view.
The Fortuny Restaurant features delicately blown glass, precious fabrics and amber-coloured mirrors, magnificent views of the lagoon as far as the eyes can see and architectural details reminiscent of St. Mark's domes. This atmosphere creates the perfect setting for a relaxed candlelit dinner. The Fortuny Restaurant has two terraces bordering the lagoon, the Fortuny and Antique Terrace. Both are set in lush, flowered gardens and can be reserved for special events or private parties.
Bars: There are 3 bars at the Hotel Cipriani: (1) The
is a brand new bar that awaits Cipriani's clients. It's one of the most famous meeting points in Venice and it is full of grand
style. Facing the most unique pool in Venice, the Gabbiano Bar aims
to become the landmark of the Hotel Cipriani, the gathering spot for
clients and venetians - the place to see and be seen. Enjoy an
aperitif before dinner, prepared and served by our head barman Walter
Bolzanella, or an after-dinner drink along with the stars and
celebrities in the romantic Piano Bar. (2) The Fortuny Bar
overlooks Cipriani's enchanting gardens and the lagoon.
skillful barmen will mix delicious seasonal fruit-juice based
cocktails and long drinks (Bellini, Tiziano, Roger, Mimosa) or
prepare your own choice of beverage. Music is played from early
evening by the resident pianist. (3) The Pool Bar
is open from spring
to autumn and serves delicious cocktails and a wide selection of
beverages on the patio or by the pool.
A refreshing cocktail is
the perfect way to enjoy the magnificent views between dips in the
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island of Chincoteague, Virginia, is the gateway to the seven-mile-long Assateague National Seashore, a
wondrous backdrop for beach strolls and a nature refuge home to
herons, bald eagles, woodpeckers, foxes, and the famed wild ponies.
This small, serene island just
off the Virginia coast is accessible to boaters and via car over the
Route 175 bridge.
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