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

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

“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,

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

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

Hidden Pond: Heaven on Earth

I will never blurt the statement, “Couples shouldn’t work together,” ever again. I spent a breezy afternoon on the screened in porch of Earth, the al fresco restaurant, with the

Feeling Right at Home

Turn the page Some chapters of your life unfold smoothly, a natural progression of life’s ebbs and flows. Other times are filled with upheaval and profound change. Two years ago I left a business

Tastemaker: Antonio Morichini, A sweet chef with a fierce commitment to his cuisine

  Heading up into Brooklyn Heights, I must have passed Bevacco restaurant three dozen times. Like a wolf, I circled, sniffed, and inspected this new “piece of meat.”  Then I

Tastemaker: Sabina Ptacin, PR & Entrepreneur Powerhouse

The Lady Of The Hour… It was a great thrill to sit down with spunky Sabina Ptacin the owner of Red Branch PR agency and the Chief Excitement Officer of

Tastemaker- Lorin Rokoff & Laura Paterson, Hot Blondies Bakery

The other day I was fortunate to get an inside peek of the magic and camaraderie that make Hot Blondies Bakery such a sweet success. I buzzed the doorbell and trailed