Frangelico To Giada De Laurentiis, Let’s Dine Al Fresco!

Image Courtesy of Frangelico by Giada De Laurentiis

As the summer hits its last month this August, everyone (besides the state of Florida) is trying to spend as much time as possible outside in the sunshine.

Image Courtesy of Frangelico by Giada De Laurentiis

With that in mind, together with Frangelico, Giada De Laurentiis has shared the recipe for her signature Frangelico cocktail, The Frizzante, as well as some tips on how you can host your own Italian-inspired al fresco dining experience [Read more…]

“Coffee Surpasses Sex As The Ideal Wake-Up Call,” Says Starwood’s Le Meridien

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November marks the launch of Le Méridien’s new year-long campaign, “Inspiration Brewed Here,” designed to enrich and strengthen coffee culture in hotels around the world.

With the appointment of Esther Maasdam, as the Starwood brand’s first ever Global Latte Artist, Le Méridien will rollout 12 destination-inspired lattes. [Read more…]

I’ll Take Some Sriracha With My Cocktail, Please!

Well, this is new and we’re certainly into it: Sriracha + spirits = cocktails!


In some circles, Sriracha has been described as the go-to, must-have, condiment for Millennials and due to Gen-Y’s strong purchasing power and culturally diverse appetites, it was only a matter of time before the Asian-style chili, garlic sauce made it way into a bar near you.

Out in San Diego, one bar in particular, True North Tavern (recipe by Jeffrey Capps), has just added a sriracha cocktail to their adult beverage menu and now you too, can make it at home.

We have all the deets: [Read more…]

Tea Is Good For The Soul, So Have Some Kusmi

A little Kusmi mint tea :)

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S. Lewis

When I have a bad day, when I want to relax, when I wish to spend time with those I love or even get to know someone new – I enjoy a good cup of tea.

Black. Green. Peppermint. Yerba Mate. Green Pea. Vanilla Rooibos. Masala. Prince Vladimir. Earl Grey. English Breakfast.

I suppose you could say I’m a bit of a connoisseur of specific tastes, like notes are to perfume.

That’s why I like Kusmi Tea. I’ve always been fascinated by the French brand (originally Russian), their sheer elegance and the cool vibe they give off.

Kusmi Tea makes the perfect gift for someone special or for yourself because of its uniqueness, versatility of taste-hues, quality and beautiful packaging. [Read more…]

Live in New York City? Learn to Cook with Asphalt Green Battery Park Culinary Center!

This post is image heavy and EVERYTHING shown was handmade by me and my 3 other classmates at Culinary Boot Camp!

I can bake, but I really can’t cook. Not at all.

You know rice burns, taco shells melt and ummm stuffed tomatoes are more like pure mush.

So when I got the opportunity to take a cooking boot camp class I was all about it.

Culinary Boot Camp at Asphalt Green in Battery Park City is a 3-week class for beginners and semi-experienced cooks alike who want to take their skills to the next level.

[Read more…]

Rekorderlig Cider Makes it American Debut

Me at the Rekorderlig press dinner

America is about to get just that little more beautiful with the launch of Rekorderlig, the “Beautifully Swedish” cider that’s previously been a massive hit in both the UK and Australia.

This fall, the premium hard cider will be available in key on and off-premise locations in New York, New Jersey and Florida. [Read more…]

Little Pink Mixology: 5 Devilish Halloween Martinis

By: Ashley Bryce and Liana Cole

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble.” Halloween is the time pull out the cauldron and brew magical potions. Halloween is also a time to party with witches and vampires, to interact with ghost and ghouls, and to party with the undead.

But since we are mere mortals I have five martinis that are sure to get you into the Halloween spirit.


Candy Corn Martini

Ingredients: [Read more…]

NYFW SS12: Elettra Wiedemann’s Pop-Up Restaurant GOODNESS

With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in full swing, super model, Elettra Wiedemann (daughter of Isabella Rossellini and face of Lancôme) launched her first ever Fashion Week pop-up restaurant, GOODNESS featuring the city’s hottest chefs across the street from Lincoln Center. [Read more…]

Empire State of Sasha: Maison Ladurée Opens in New York

Hello rose petal, black-currant violet and salted caramel macarons and goodbye-slender waistline!

In a city overloaded with cupcakes, a new, extremely unique and dainty opponent has come into town.

A hundred years from now, when culinary historians are discussing the Great Cupcake Wars of the 21st century in New York City, they will discuss August 30, 2011 as the day Maison Ladurée opened its doors on the Upper East Side in the island of Manhattan. [Read more…]

Rémy Cointreau and OPI Nails Launch Unique Cocktail Concoction

A little late, but I love, and I mean absolutely love this beauty-mixology concoction. We always knew duty-free shopping was awesome, but now it’s so much better!

The cocktail and club scene has long been the domain of the beautiful people and now eon of the top nail polish brands (and one of my personal favourites) is dating one of the world’s best-known and loved cocktail liqueurs. [Read more…]

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