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Restaurants, Spain
Mugaritz

Buckle your seat belts and wear stretchy pants.  Mugaritz is the 6th best restaurant in the world and has two Michelin stars.  The restaurant, which is located in a renovated farmhouse, is about a 20 minute drive from the center of San Sebastián.  The four hour dinner consisted of 23 courses that demanded the use […]

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Restaurants
Russ and Daughters

I grew up in New City, NY which has a large Jewish population so our town has an abundance of authentic Jewish delis and the best bagels.  One of my fondest food memories growing up was on Sunday mornings, either my mom or dad would bring my sister and I to Bagel Boys super early. […]

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Food
Spring Recipes

Salad with edible flowers and strawberries Who else has been hibernating this Winter?  It’s April 1st and it’s finally feeling more like Spring here in NY (well sort of).  With Summer only a few months away, I’m cleaning up my diet and amping up my workout regime.  The warmer, longer days and the imminent approach […]

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Food
Momofuku Milk Bar Classes

Momofuku Milk Bar is one of my favorite bakeries here in New York.  I first discovered it years ago after an amazing dinner at the newly opened Momofuku in the East Village; we went next door to their Milk Bar to have dessert.  What makes this bakery unique from the others is they offer classic favorites […]

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Restaurants
Maman

My sister and I had the perfect girly Saturday.  Even though it rained all day, we went shopping in Soho and walked leisurely through the cobblestone streets.  We stumbled upon Maman a quaint little breakfast and lunch spot.  I couldn’t help but notice all the little details inside like the beautifully designed to-go coffee cups, the bunny […]

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Food
Matcha Latte Love

I am obsessed with matcha lattes.  I first discovered them when I was in Korea.  Before that trip, I had never seen them before so I was amazed that there were cafes devoted to matcha.  I love the nutty flavor and the creamy texture.  Matcha also happens to be good for your health because unlike […]

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NYC, Restaurants
Gansevoort Market

One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to discover new spots in the city.  My sister and I went to check out Gansevoort Market, a new food hall in the Meatpacking District.  I’m a huge fan of food halls like Gotham West Market and Plaza Food Hall because you can literally […]

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Restaurants
Sushi Nakazawa

Have you ever seen the documentary film, Jiro Dreams of Sushi?  I saw it last year and I fell in LOVE.  Even if you’re not a sushi fanatic like me, you have to see this beautiful film about Jiro Ono who owns a 3 michelin-star sushi restaurant that’s located in a Toyko subway station.  The film is about his quest […]

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Restaurants
Ladurée Soho

The first time I ate a Ladurée macaron was 3 years ago in Paris for my birthday.  I went to Paris with my girlfriend Lisa who suggested that we go to Ladurée because it’s THE place for anyone who loves macarons.  It also happens to be a classic Parisian experience. A few years ago they opened their first […]

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Restaurants
Barn Joo

I used to think eating  alone at a restaurant was both so sad and so courageous.  When I would see someone eating alone at a restaurant, I would always wonder, is there really nobody he/she could eat out with?  I don’t think people who eat alone are pathetic but it’s mostly because I consider eating […]

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Restaurants
Hogar Dulce Hogar

Hogar Dulce Hogar means home sweet home in Spanish and it’s exactly how you feel when you step into this quaint Basque bakery in Soho.  When you walk into the sun filled space, your attention is immediately drawn to the right where there’s a wall filled with green plants.  To the left, there’s your typical […]

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Restaurants
Buvette

If you’re craving a little bit of Paris in New York make your way to Buvette in the West Village.  There will most certainly be a wait but it’s worth it.  The food is exquisite, the service impeccable and the space so quaint and charming.  Everything from the printed menus that change seasonally to the […]