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Tastemaker

Tastemaker: Nadeige Choplet of Choplet Ceramics

I met Nadeige when I was in South Williamsburg recently for my day trip post (see it here!). I quickly realized that I needed to have an extended conversation with her when I learned that there is so much more to her story! Read on to learn about this artist and entrepreneur’s journey from art school in […]

Foragers Market – Meet the Butcher

Have you been to Foragers Market in Brooklyn? It’s one of my favorite markets in New York – not only is their selection consistently amazing, fresh, and thoughtful, but the people involved are so knowledgeable and inviting! You can really tell they love what they do and give it their all. I recently had the opportunity […]

“Live Longer” Exercises

I try to incorporate new styles of exercise into my regime. Several months ago, I started practicing Gyrotonics, an exercise based on expansion and flow corresponding with breathing sequences and Qigong, an eastern Chinese practice derived from Tai Chi that concentrates on cultivating and balancing life’s energy. I am confident that my journey to explore these […]

Chef Bueno’s Octopus Salad

An Interview with Chef Bueno of Rancho Pescadero + Octopus Salad Recipe       Where did you start cooking? And why.    My culinary adventure started in Mexico City when I was a kid. My family used to visit different restaurants on Sundays; for me that was a great school, even if I didn’t […]

Baja Cool

Baja Cool — worth the wait. Four years ago I booked a room at this newly opened resort on the pacific coast of Baja. Of course, New York weather in December being what it is, our flight was cancelled, and I sadly had to e-mail Rancho Pescadero and say that I would not be coming…this season.   […]