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5 Ways to Fight #LeggingsGate

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This tweet (and subsequent tweets) just lit the entire internet on fire: 1) A @united gate agent isn’t letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed? — Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017 Whoa whoa whoa, Internet! It seems like we’ve got a pretty significant controversy on…

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5 Great Ideas to Spice Up Your Weekend

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The weekend is upon us and these mid-summer weekends remind me of Spiderman, because with great weather comes great responsibility. You’ll feel guilty spending the whole time indoors with the sun shining outside, but coming up with a weekend warrior plan is so arduous and time-consuming. Instead of going through the same-old same-old “let’s go…

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My Apple iCloud Nightmare

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While the majority of posts on Fly&Dine are about either flying, dining, or both at the same time, this story veers into a very different direction. If you’re not into tech stories of mystery and intrigue that detail my iCloud nightmare, perhaps you’d prefer to browse here instead? Two weeks ago, I got an email…

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The Simple Joy of a Seafood Platter

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Seafood platters have earned a spot on my list of life’s simple pleasures. It’s right in between “the sound of my dog yawning” and “my girlfriend’s beautiful smile.” A cold platter of ultra-fresh seafood served on or near the beach is a reminder that we — as humans — did it. We got to the…

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The Best Dish I’ve Eaten in a Long Time

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The description was simple: “linguine & clams, uni aglio-olio, chili, breadcrumbs.” What it should have said was: “heaven.” I went to a wine dinner last night at Son of a Gun here in LA where Galician winemaker Martin Codax was celebrating the start of National Seafood Month with massive amounts of Albariño paired with a…

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Do You Suffer From Food Regret?

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“Chicken parm,” my stomach cooed. “Order the chicken parm and you won’t regret it.” The idea wriggled from my stomach into my brain and once it was there, I couldn’t get it out. I looked at every single option on the Bay Cities menu and even though I rarely stray from the standard Godmother or…

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