New Orleans at 300: A Warm Welcome And Food Will Follow

A warm welcome is phase one of a visit to the Crescent City. Food will follow. And music. “New Orleans is just like your grandma. You come home, she’s always got a hot plate of food for you and she’s gonna invite you to her table to sit down and talk about what’s ever on your mind. And she’s gonna listen,” said New Orleans native Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the front woman of the band Tank and the Bangas. Founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville 100 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River, the valuable port city of New Orleans has long been defined by struggle, joy, resistance and survival.

Originally published on CNNTravel on April 26, 2018

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CNN VR Eclipse Live

CNN and Volvo Cars USA present the solar eclipse from multiple locations, coast to coast, in an immersive two-hour 360° live-stream experience starting at 1PM ET on August 21, 2017.

The astronomical and historic virtual reality event will be available all around the world in 4K resolution at, CNN’s mobile apps, Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus via Samsung VR, Oculus Rift via Oculus Video and through CNN’s Facebook page via Facebook Live 360.

“CNN’s Eclipse of the Century” will allow users to witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States for the first time in nearly 40 years. The live show, hosted by CNN’s Space and Science Correspondent Rachel Crane and former NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly, will harness stunning imagery from specially-designed 4K 360° cameras, optimized for low-light, that will capture seven ‘total eclipse’ moments – stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.

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Forget the ‘Big Mac Index’…This is the ‘Chanel Index’

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Cinematography by Xue Yu (Alice)

Originally published on CNNMoney on April 24, 2015

The falling euro is creating problems for companies’ bottom lines. Just look at Chanel to see the impact. The fashion house is raising prices in Europe, cutting them in China because of currency fluctuations.

What’s this cheese cave doing in NYC?

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Cinematography by Robert Sevilla, Xue Yu (Alice)

Originally published on CNNMoney on April 6, 2015

Murray’s Cheese in New York City is aging cheeses in their very own cheese caves. CNNMoney’s Vanessa Yurkevich goes inside to see if it makes a difference to your taste buds, and your wallet.

The 5 biggest jewelry heists in history

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Cinematography by Robert Sevilla, Xue Yu (Alice)

Originally published on CNNMoney on March 30, 2015

More than half a billion dollars lost. Most of the jewels have never been recovered. CNNMoney’s Vanessa Yurkevich breaks down the biggest heists in history.