HOW TO
Carve a Pumpkin
from Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto 
With Halloween right around the corner, create a work of art for your front door steps or window with these simple steps. 
Cut a hole in the pumpkin using a keyhole saw. Cut at the top if using a candle, and the bottom if using electric lights to hide the cord. 
Scoop out the flesh, seeds and pulp with a plastic scraper. 
Transfer your design using a pumpkin template, or by drawing your own. Trace the design by poking holes into the pumpkin. 
Remove the template and carve the features with a miniature saw or carving tool. If desired, place candles, small flashlights or battery-operated light sources inside. 
Tip: You can prevent exposed areas of the pumpkin’s flesh from turning brown by applying a layer of Vaseline. 

HOW TO

Carve a Pumpkin

from Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto 

With Halloween right around the corner, create a work of art for your front door steps or window with these simple steps. 

  1. Cut a hole in the pumpkin using a keyhole saw. Cut at the top if using a candle, and the bottom if using electric lights to hide the cord. 
  2. Scoop out the flesh, seeds and pulp with a plastic scraper. 
  3. Transfer your design using a pumpkin template, or by drawing your own. Trace the design by poking holes into the pumpkin. 
  4. Remove the template and carve the features with a miniature saw or carving tool. If desired, place candles, small flashlights or battery-operated light sources inside. 

Tip: You can prevent exposed areas of the pumpkin’s flesh from turning brown by applying a layer of Vaseline. 

HOW TO
Tie a Bow Tie
1. Drape the bow tie around your neck, under your collar, and grasp the ends. The end on your right should extend about 1.5 inches lower than the end on your left. 2. Cross the longer end over the shorter end. 3. Pass the longer end up through the loop, forming a simple, loose overhand knot. 4. Pull the dangling end to the left and then fold it back over itself to the right. Hold this fold, which will be the front loop of the completed tie, between your shirt’s collar points. 5. Drop the raised end of the tie over the front of the bow. 6. Grab the left and right sides of the horizontally-folded end and pinch them together in front of the dangling end. The top of the dangling end will now be held between them. 7. Feed the middle of the dangling end back through the knot you made in Step 3. It will now form the back half of the bow. 8. Tighten the bow by pulling on opposite sides and halves simultaneously. Pull the front right and back left ends apart to loosen; pull the front left and back right apart to tighten. Repeat until the bow is the desired shape and tightness. 9. Finished. 

HOW TO

Tie a Bow Tie

1. Drape the bow tie around your neck, under your collar, and grasp the ends. The end on your right should extend about 1.5 inches lower than the end on your left. 

2. Cross the longer end over the shorter end. 

3. Pass the longer end up through the loop, forming a simple, loose overhand knot. 

4. Pull the dangling end to the left and then fold it back over itself to the right. Hold this fold, which will be the front loop of the completed tie, between your shirt’s collar points. 

5. Drop the raised end of the tie over the front of the bow. 

6. Grab the left and right sides of the horizontally-folded end and pinch them together in front of the dangling end. The top of the dangling end will now be held between them. 

7. Feed the middle of the dangling end back through the knot you made in Step 3. It will now form the back half of the bow. 

8. Tighten the bow by pulling on opposite sides and halves simultaneously. Pull the front right and back left ends apart to loosen; pull the front left and back right apart to tighten. Repeat until the bow is the desired shape and tightness. 

9. Finished. 

FALL WEDDING

Tips and Trends

from Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 

Decor 

  • Pumpkin, squash, cranberries and mums are all popular additions for festive centerpieces 
  • Orange calla lily boutonnieres add a beautiful seasonal touch 
  • Mimic the colors of the season with deep orange, yellow, plum and burgundy hues 
  • Give pashminas to your bridesmaids as gifts. They can be used during pictures should it be cold 
  • Longer dresses are also more popular during the season and add an extra touch of elegance 

Food 

  • The most popular menu item for fall weddings at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is their Kabocha Bisque Soup. See if your caterer could add a similar fall dish to your menu 
  • Ciders, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg are all popular flavors for drinks and cocktails 
  • Late night bites are becoming more and more popular than their large sweets table counterparts. Add a few pumpkin flavored sweet bites to the mix for a festive take on your arrangement 

Tips 

  • Don’t forget to have a coat room for guests should the weather be cold 
  • With the sun setting earlier, take advantage of incorporating candles in your decor for a romantic ambiance 
  • Should you want to give take-a-ways, edible favors tend to be more popular and less likely to be left behind 
  • Take your pictures earlier in the day for the best day light, should the sun set early 
  • Wedding hashtags have become very popular; add yours to the invitation so guests are aware of it 
THE BEST PLACES
To Watch The Leaves Change
from Trump International Hotel & Tower New York 
Minutes from Central Park, Trump International Hotel & Tower New York is the perfect spot for a fall trip to New York City. Here are a few favorite Central Park spots to take in the season’s beauty that we think you’ll enjoy as well. 
Visit Conservatory Water, near the Fifth avenue and 72nd street entrance, and wander through the park where you’ll see a rustic landscape filled with beautiful trees in classes fall shades 
Bow Bridge, between 74th and 75th street, overlooks the the Lake and offers stunning views of the park
Stop by the Loeb Boathouse on the east side of the park near 72nd street where the willow trees turn stunning shades of yellow and orange during the fall
Take a break from your exploring and enjoy the fall colors from a seat in Sheep Meadow
Make sure to stick around for an autumn sunset. We recommend catching a view from The Mall where an abundance of trees turn a beautiful shade of red, making it an ideal spot for sunset gazing
Of course, the perfect spot to take in views of the whole city’s vibrant fall colors is from a Park Suite at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York. 

THE BEST PLACES

To Watch The Leaves Change

from Trump International Hotel & Tower New York 

Minutes from Central Park, Trump International Hotel & Tower New York is the perfect spot for a fall trip to New York City. Here are a few favorite Central Park spots to take in the season’s beauty that we think you’ll enjoy as well. 

  • Visit Conservatory Water, near the Fifth avenue and 72nd street entrance, and wander through the park where you’ll see a rustic landscape filled with beautiful trees in classes fall shades 
  • Bow Bridge, between 74th and 75th street, overlooks the the Lake and offers stunning views of the park
  • Stop by the Loeb Boathouse on the east side of the park near 72nd street where the willow trees turn stunning shades of yellow and orange during the fall
  • Take a break from your exploring and enjoy the fall colors from a seat in Sheep Meadow
  • Make sure to stick around for an autumn sunset. We recommend catching a view from The Mall where an abundance of trees turn a beautiful shade of red, making it an ideal spot for sunset gazing

Of course, the perfect spot to take in views of the whole city’s vibrant fall colors is from a Park Suite at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York. 

HOW TO

Create an at Home Hammam Treatment

from Trump SoHo New York 

Enjoy the benefits of The Spa at Trump SoHo New York’s luxurious Hammam Treatment with these simple steps. 

HOW TO

Select the Perfect Pillow

from Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto 

A restful night’s sleep depends on many components, including selecting the perfect pillow. Let Chef Concierge Rhonda Chan-Maloney help you decide which pillow fits your needs. 

HOW TO
Exfoliate at Home
from Trump International Hotel Las Vegas 
Can’t make it to the fabulous Spa at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas? Use this simple scrub to exfoliate and moisturize for a luxurious spa night at home. 
Ingredients: 
1/2 cup Coconut Oil 
1/2 cup Brown Sugar 
A few drops of Vitamin E or Sweet Almond Oil (Optional, for additional moisturizing benefits) 
Directions: 
In a small bowl, whisk Coconut Oil and Brown Sugar until the mixture is void of lumps. Add either Vitamin E or Sweet Almond Oil until well mixed. 
Massage the body scrub over your skin in a circular motion and rinse. 
Store your scrub in a container with a tight-fitting lid. 
Start scrubbing for glowing results. To learn more about the Spa at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, click here: http://trumpcollection.co/lvspa 

HOW TO

Exfoliate at Home

from Trump International Hotel Las Vegas 

Can’t make it to the fabulous Spa at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas? Use this simple scrub to exfoliate and moisturize for a luxurious spa night at home. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil 
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 
  • A few drops of Vitamin E or Sweet Almond Oil (Optional, for additional moisturizing benefits) 

Directions: 

In a small bowl, whisk Coconut Oil and Brown Sugar until the mixture is void of lumps. Add either Vitamin E or Sweet Almond Oil until well mixed. 

Massage the body scrub over your skin in a circular motion and rinse. 

Store your scrub in a container with a tight-fitting lid. 

Start scrubbing for glowing results. To learn more about the Spa at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, click here: http://trumpcollection.co/lvspa 

HOW TO
Improve Your Golf Game
from Trump National Doral Miami 
Wherever you’re teeing off, use these helpful tips to improve your handicap. PUTTING  Problem: Not making a lot of sloping putts.
Issue: Whether you struggle most with left to right, right to left, uphill or downhill putts, sloping putts are clearly the most difficult to read and execute successfully. Many things play a factor in making a sloping putt. You must pick the right spot, have the right speed, and make a good stroke. One very common thing golfers do when faced with a sloping putt, is aim at the hole. It sounds like the right thing to do, but you may find more success aiming at a spot on your intended line instead.
Solution: Just as you see many of the professionals do on TV, it is extremely important to get behind your ball and find your line. This is something that many of you already do, but a lot of you are forgetting one key part. Instead of just looking at the hole when you read your putt, try and pick out a spot on the green that your ball has to roll over in order to end up in the hole. This spot can be as close as 6 inches in front of your ball. Now, instead of trying to putt to the hole, you are rather trying to putt to a spot 6 inches away. Sounds a lot easier, right? Obviously, in order to do this successfully, you need to stroke the putt with the proper speed. The line you choose needs to be the correct one, as well. Take the time to practice your green-reading technique and pre-shot putting routine and you’ll undoubtedly see results. 

PLAYING IN STRONG WINDS 
Tee Shots: When playing into the wind, use a club that keeps the ball low with less spin. Driver is usually a good choice here. Try to hit a penetrating ball flight that won’t get caught up in the wind and have a “ballooning” effect on the ball. The key to hitting this penetrating ball flight is to maintain good balance and keeping your weight low and finishing toward your target.When the wind is at your back, don’t get excited and pull out that driver right away. Most of the time, hitting a 3 wood that gets the ball in the air will be a better choice. 
Putting: The hardest part for most while putting in a strong wind, is feeling comfortable over the ball. With your pants flapping, the ball oscillating, and gusts of wind that feel like they could knock you over, it can be very difficult to concentrate on holing the putt. Widen your stance, bend a little more at the waist, and shorten your stroke. This will help you feel more stable and balanced over the ball and with a shorter backstroke; the putter will have less chance to move in the wind. 
Full Swing: Everyone knows that you need to keep the ball low, but not everyone knows how to do it. Remember these tips: 
1) Play the ball slightly back in your stance
2) Choke down on the grip, giving you more control and shortening the length of the arc
3) Grip the club with less tension
4) Keep more of your weight on the left side for righties, right side for lefties
5) Finish with your hands low to the ground and toward your target
6) Swing as smooth as possible. This is very important. Too many players try to muscle the ball through the wind and swing too hard, causing them to strike the ball poorly. You are much better off taking an extra club, swinging easy, and making good contact in order to get good results when playing into the wind. For more information about Trump National Doral’s Championship Courses, click here: http://www.trumphotelcollection.com/miami/ 

HOW TO

Improve Your Golf Game

from Trump National Doral Miami 

Wherever you’re teeing off, use these helpful tips to improve your handicap. 

PUTTING  

ProblemNot making a lot of sloping putts.

Issue: Whether you struggle most with left to right, right to left, uphill or downhill putts, sloping putts are clearly the most difficult to read and execute successfully. Many things play a factor in making a sloping putt. You must pick the right spot, have the right speed, and make a good stroke. One very common thing golfers do when faced with a sloping putt, is aim at the hole. It sounds like the right thing to do, but you may find more success aiming at a spot on your intended line instead.

SolutionJust as you see many of the professionals do on TV, it is extremely important to get behind your ball and find your line. This is something that many of you already do, but a lot of you are forgetting one key part. Instead of just looking at the hole when you read your putt, try and pick out a spot on the green that your ball has to roll over in order to end up in the hole. This spot can be as close as 6 inches in front of your ball. Now, instead of trying to putt to the hole, you are rather trying to putt to a spot 6 inches away. Sounds a lot easier, right? Obviously, in order to do this successfully, you need to stroke the putt with the proper speed. The line you choose needs to be the correct one, as well. Take the time to practice your green-reading technique and pre-shot putting routine and you’ll undoubtedly see results. 

PLAYING IN STRONG WINDS 

Tee Shots: When playing into the wind, use a club that keeps the ball low with less spin. Driver is usually a good choice here. Try to hit a penetrating ball flight that won’t get caught up in the wind and have a “ballooning” effect on the ball. The key to hitting this penetrating ball flight is to maintain good balance and keeping your weight low and finishing toward your target.When the wind is at your back, don’t get excited and pull out that driver right away. Most of the time, hitting a 3 wood that gets the ball in the air will be a better choice. 

Putting: The hardest part for most while putting in a strong wind, is feeling comfortable over the ball. With your pants flapping, the ball oscillating, and gusts of wind that feel like they could knock you over, it can be very difficult to concentrate on holing the putt. Widen your stance, bend a little more at the waist, and shorten your stroke. This will help you feel more stable and balanced over the ball and with a shorter backstroke; the putter will have less chance to move in the wind. 


Full Swing: Everyone knows that you need to keep the ball low, but not everyone knows how to do it. Remember these tips: 

1) Play the ball slightly back in your stance

2) Choke down on the grip, giving you more control and shortening the length of the arc

3) Grip the club with less tension

4) Keep more of your weight on the left side for righties, right side for lefties

5) Finish with your hands low to the ground and toward your target

6) Swing as smooth as possible. This is very important. Too many players try to muscle the ball through the wind and swing too hard, causing them to strike the ball poorly. You are much better off taking an extra club, swinging easy, and making good contact in order to get good results when playing into the wind.
 
For more information about Trump National Doral’s Championship Courses, click here: http://www.trumphotelcollection.com/miami/