Category Archives: Culinary

Catch an Expeditious App and Put It In Your Pocket!

Six cities have updated wanderlusting apps from Fodor’s Travel, who has announced the re-launch of their City Guide apps for iPhone and iPad (Nook and Android versions are in the works). The free apps now integrate partner functionality from Expedia, … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Gordon Ramsay?

One of my favorite trips of 2010 was a jaunt to Italy in late September/early October. During my tour of the beautiful country I had two amazing days at Castel Monastero near Sienna where I caught up with the renowned … Continue reading

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Grey’s Gastronomy

During a recent trip to the UK, I took a very brief train ride—thanks to the expertise of Rail Europe—from London to visit Johnny Grey, having the delicious opportunity to stay at his lovely home, Fyning Copse; to meet his … Continue reading

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The Luxe Touch

Those of you who know me have heard me whining all week that one of the most fabulous trips I’ve ever been offered to Paris was derailed by a head cold. I know you’re all sick of it, cyber pals, … Continue reading

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I Wanna Be Sated!

Sleek and Chic Scavolini Uber-connected blogger Paul Anater turned me on to a great showroom opening in Soho a few weeks ago and the event turned out to be a chic affair with foodie flair. It was the debut of … Continue reading

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House Beautiful’s Recipe for Refinement: The Kitchen of the Year

I’ve been fortunate to have been tapped as a member of Blogger 19, a group of internet-savvy writers and designers brought together by Brizo to attend Jason Wu‘s runway show during New York Fashion Week last February (see the video … Continue reading

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Of All the Stars in the Parisian Sky!

Would you call me crazy if I told you I turned down luxurious rooms at the George V, Le Meurice and the Hôtel Plaza Athénée during my recent trip to Paris? Would you ask, “What in the world got into … Continue reading

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On Elegance

The Eiffel Tower As I nestled into my seat on the Air France flight to Paris, the word elegance came to mind and never left it during a six-day trip that was one of the finest adventures of my life … Continue reading

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