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EXPLORING PORTUGAL WITH ALL OF THE CULINARY ADVENTURES

EXPLORING PORTUGAL WITH ALL OF THE CULINARY ADVENTURES

As promised in my last post about San Sebastian, I'm back with more food adventures to tell! This time, we're diving into my time in Portugal. After we wined and dined ourselves in Spain, we decided to meet our good friends in Portugal, another country we hadn't yet...

I’M BACK FROM SPAIN with MICHELIN-STARRED STORIES TO TELL

I’M BACK FROM SPAIN with MICHELIN-STARRED STORIES TO TELL

Hi friends! I know It's been a minute, but I'm finally back from a wonderful three week siesta to Spain and Lisbon. I couldn't wait any longer to tell you about the amazing food experiences we had over there. This post will concentrate on San Sebastian and then the...

CHECK OUT THE SECRETS of MY TOP 8 FAVORITE KITCHENS

CHECK OUT THE SECRETS of MY TOP 8 FAVORITE KITCHENS

   Secrets of my top 8 favorite kitchens I know. It’s my fault.  I'm such a foodie.  I take the blame.  When I invite my friends over to eat, dine, and celebrate, you know the party always ends up in the kitchen! After traveling the world, eating my way through its...

VIENNA: A BELATED TRAVELOGUE

VIENNA: A BELATED TRAVELOGUE

A Coffee Break to Remember We may all be back to our regular autumn routines, now. But I wanted to share with you a piece of my latest European Excursion. The capitol for cakes and coffee breaks is worth revisiting as we get swept up in the business of the beginning...

MERRIMENT IN MÉRIDA!

MERRIMENT IN MÉRIDA!

Mérida, Mérida! If you follow my blog, you know that I'm addicted to traveling. One of my favorite things is to learn the food culture of a country. Although I grew up in Texas, the Mexican food I know is nothing like the food of the Yucatán.  So, when I saw that Les...

COOKING UP AFRICAN FLAVORS in MOROCCO

COOKING UP AFRICAN FLAVORS in MOROCCO

A Girls’ Trip for The Ages Morocco had long been on my bucket list, so I jumped at the chance to go on a girls trip to Marrakesh a few weeks ago, designed by my friend, Nurit Kahane Haase, from Journeycorp/Tzell. Ready to flirt with North African Flavors! [gallery...

THE MARKETS of ISRAEL

THE MARKETS of ISRAEL

Wherever I travel outside the US, I always look forward to spending time at the farmers markets. Markets make me smile.  They inspire me to cook and to learn about the ingredients and specialties of a specific country. It’s all about Flirting with Flavors! The food...

MY 3 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN ISRAEL!

MY 3 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN ISRAEL!

Honestly, I didn’t expect the food in Israel to be so good and fresh! Here are my 3 favorite restaurants in Israel! When we arrived, we drove to Caesarea and after seeing this fascinating Roman historical site, we were hungry. Aren’t I always hungry? We sat down and...

VISITING THE HOLY LAND!

VISITING THE HOLY LAND!

Israel has been on my bucket list for years for so many reasons. I’m Jewish. Both my parents were Jewish. My mother’s family was from Hungary and my father’s from Germany. I am blessed that both families came to the States before the Second World War and hence avoided...

FROM CUBA WITH LOVE!

FROM CUBA WITH LOVE!

My husband, Michael and I have had Cuba on our bucket list for many years.  As soon as Obama lifted the travel ban, we decided to take a short trip with one of our favorite couple friends. I could really write 2 or 3 blogposts about our trip; as we did so many...

NOT YOUR AVERAGE HAMPTONS SUMMER!

NOT YOUR AVERAGE HAMPTONS SUMMER!

For 25 years , I have spent my summers in the Hamptons. It is tradition that every Memorial Day weekend I pack up my car and head to my favorite summer destination. I know the best restaurants, the hidden beaches, and the most fabulous shops. But this year with my son...

SOUTHERN CHARM

SOUTHERN CHARM

I don't know what it was about this trip, but my love affair with Charleston is hotter than ever! Maybe it was being with my sister, or my friend from Monaco adding to the group, or the over the top, colorful, cascading flower boxes, or the fried pig ears whatever......

LONDON CALLING: MEETING MR. COGSWORTH EDITION

LONDON CALLING: MEETING MR. COGSWORTH EDITION

London Calling: Meeting Mr. Cogsworth Edition When you think of traveling to the continent you typically think of the Queen Mum, high tea, great estates, Harrods, Shakespeare, and art. This trip to England was no different. As you know I wined, I dined, I danced, I...

LONDON CALLING: RESTAURANT & PARTY EDITION

LONDON CALLING: RESTAURANT & PARTY EDITION

London Calling: Restaurant & Party Edition Why do I love London? That is easy. It is the perfect combination of tradition, and pomp and circumstance juxtaposed with a cool, hip, rock n'roll vibe that really makes the city come alive. There is truly something for...

MICHELIN vs. BISTRO – PARIS STYLE!!

MICHELIN vs. BISTRO – PARIS STYLE!!

18 years ago (has it really been that long???) my husband and I took a trip to France and ate at four different Michelin 3 star restaurants in one week. Every meal was 4- 5 hours and sensational but after that extravagant week of eating I was cured from my three...

Cooking and eating in the city of love!

Cooking and eating in the city of love!

Another trip to Paris… Quel ennui???? Not for me! I had a very good reason to go this fall to celebrate a special birthday for my sister. It started out as a girls trip and then after six days of shopping, eating, and museums; my husband arrived to contribute to our...

Bonjour to fall, food, and fashion

Bonjour to fall, food, and fashion

As the wind picks up in the city, and I’m storing my white pants away, I’m thinking about France,  Fall,  Food and Fashion. Why????  On Saturday evening, I will be on a plane to Paris to celebrate a special birthday week with my sister and niece. It so happens to be...

WORLDS AWAY

WORLDS AWAY

Out of all the adventures I've been on this summer, my absolute favorite has to be visiting my son, Zach and his fiance Sally in Denver, Colorado. If you remember my Mother's Day post, back in May I said farewell to my only child as he embarked on a huge move cross...

WHEN IN ROME…

WHEN IN ROME…

On a beautiful, clear night in Rome, my husband Michael and I ventured out for a dinner that unbeknownst to us at the time,  would become unforgettable. The restaurant was Assunta Madre, located on Via Guilia, and is beloved and frequented by many celebrities,...

DRINK ME!

DRINK ME!

  You all know that I love parties and I love to travel. So, when the opportunity arrises to combine these things, you better believe I jump on it! It’s high season in Saint-Tropez, that sliver of summertime when international nomads and billionaires nestle in on...

EXPO MILANO!

EXPO MILANO!

Summer is the perfect time to travel. The weather is beautiful, everything seems to slow down for a few months, and quite frankly, it is just too damn hot to sit around and bake on my 5th Avenue terrace all summer! I've taken some of my best trips during summer...

Fancy Food Show Review!

Fancy Food Show Review!

Every year I look forward to attending the Fancy Food Show. Held in the Javits Center, the Fancy Food Show is a gathering of the best and hottest food and beverage items all in one place! When I left, my head was spinning and my stomach was rumbling from the sheer...

FEELING LUCKY (RICE) IN NYC

FEELING LUCKY (RICE) IN NYC

Here I was again, another Friday night, another incredible food event. Hot off my stint at the Charleston Wine + Food, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend the Lucky Rice event at the Mandarin Oriental on Friday, March 20th, thanks to my friend...

Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Charleston Wine + Food Festival

As most of you know, I’m a sucker for a good food festival. I mean, who isn’t really? Endless opportunities to eat and drink, plus a plethora of foodies and talented individuals to meet!! For the last 15 years or so, Michael and I have made a point to attend the South...

NEW YEAR’S in ANGUILLA!

NEW YEAR’S in ANGUILLA!

Dear Anguilla, I’m sorry for forgetting how much I love you! We used to go every year until we discovered St. Barts 16 years ago. It was time to go back for a (post-holiday) holiday. I’m so glad we decided to revisit the island—it was an amazing trip. A Heavenly Stay...

EXPLORING MIAMI ART BASEL

EXPLORING MIAMI ART BASEL

Since this has been my year of exploration, I thought I'd go back to Art Basel after taking a few years off. It's gotten bigger and better (and wilder, and crazier) since the last time I visited. It's all about the art, but it's also about the scene. The international...

Pamela and the Mariebelle Chocolate Factory!

Pamela and the Mariebelle Chocolate Factory!

Nothing says Love like Chocolate Thanksgiving is next week, and I'm sure many of you will be dinner guests. Why not bring something a little more exciting than a bottle of wine? Let me take you on a adventure to explore the most sensational host gift...

MY TOP 5 ROAST CHICKENS in NYC

MY TOP 5 ROAST CHICKENS in NYC

I'm lucky I married someone who loves roast chicken as much as I do. It would be a whole lot harder finishing off the classic "roast chicken for two" without him! I don't know if you know this or not, but roast chicken was the first thing I ever cooked for Michael. He...

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