I'm in NYC this week as Nespresso's blogger/ambassador from San Francisco. This photo was taken as we got back home (away from home) to the Mondrian SoHo. It was snowing, and although not great for heels, it was gorgeous.
My thoughts are with everyone, in all the states who are being affected by hurricane Sandy.
The photo above was taken from the Standard Hotel with a basic point and shoot camera and no filter during a visit to NYFW Festival. New York is so naturally stunning. Food Fashionista is praying for peace, safety, and comfort for all East Coasters during this difficult time. ♥
As a small business owner, I wanted to remind you all to support your local small businesses today (and every day). Started last year by New York City Mayor Bloomberg and American Express, Small Business Saturday takes place on the day after Black Friday. It was created as an easy way to support the local, independently owned small businesses that create jobs, fuel the economy and invigorate retail in communities across the country. In 2010, Small Business Saturday became a huge cultural event that drove major traffic and sparked spending at small businesses across the US in a MAJOR way.
This year, the stylish PAPER Mag + AmEx joined together to create city guides for the Small Business Saturday shopping initiative. Inside this guide you will find special deals from local shops, salons, restaurants and bars located in NYC, Chicago and San Francisco. Exclusive offers such as discounts at clothing stores and boutiques, free restaurant tastings and drink deals, special gifts with purchase and more!
While shopping this holiday season, remember all those small businesses and entrepreneurs.
For more info on Small Business Saturday, visit HERE
2012 MICHELIN GUIDE NEW YORK CITY STARRED RESTAURANTS
Three Michelin stars mean exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey One always eats here extremely well, sometimes superbly. Distinctive dishes are precisely executed, using superlative ingredients.
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare Daniel Eleven Madison Park Jean Georges Le Bernardin Masa Per Se
Two Michelin stars mean excellent cuisine, worth a detour Skillfully and carefully crafted dishes of outstanding quality
Corton Gilt Gordon Ramsay at The London Kajitsu L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Marea Momofuku Ko SHO Shaun Hergatt Soto
One Michelin star means a very good restaurant in its category A place offering cuisine prepared to a consistently high standard
Adour Ai Fiori Aldea Annisa Aureole A Voce Columbus A Voce Madison Blue Hill Bouley The Breslin Brushstroke Cafe Boulud Casa Mono Danji Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen Dovetail Dressler Gotham Bar and Grill Gramercy Tavern Heartbreak Jewel Bako Junoon Kyo Ya Laut Marc Forgione Minetta Tavern The Modern Oceana Peter Luger Picholine Public River Cafe Rosanjin Rouge Tomate Saul Seasonal Spotted Pig Sushi Azabu Sushi of Gari Tamarind Tribeca Tori Shin Tulsi Veritas Wallse WD-50
It's not too late to make plans for the third annual Fashion's Night Out. There are a ton of stylish events taking place around the city, country, and world to celebrate fashion. Visit FNO's website to see what after-hour shopping events are taking place in your neighborhood.
Here's your chance to win the dinner soiree of your dreams via UrbanDaddy and OpenTable. With so many of the best restaurants on OpenTable, your dining options will be plentiful, but deciding on the guest list...well that may be a bit more challenging. Count me in as one of your nine, and I'll steer you in the right direction as far as restaurant choice and menu items are concerned. No, but seriously, hope you win this "dinner party to end all dinner parties" and best of luck!
There's nothing quite like a great-tasting dish. It can spark a smile from the grumpiest of faces and has the ability to strike a sudden conversation among strangers. Food is a common bond we all share. It doesn't matter if you are living in California or Zimbabwe. Eating is a shared habit and necessity we all participate in across the mighty globe. If you are on Facebook, join our page and get in on our daily culinary conversation.
On a daily basis, my inbox is jammed with quite a number of press releases, pitches... and like most emails, there are many (not all, folks relax) that classify as spam-box worthy, and others which I don't immediately have time to get to (sorry, the truth). And then there are those, that truly make you stop, put aside the blackberry, close the facebook window and digest with 100% focus knowing that this is something that must be shared. This was one of those times. Yes, I am originally from Japan, so this may touch a part of me in a slightly personal way, but the reality is that as a human, how can it not strike a chord when you see selfless goodwill shared. I decided to share the whole press release since every detail and every person deserves to be mentioned in this post.
“Our goal is to provide some comfort, encouragement and a little something special,” explains Daniel Boulud, with the understanding of just how meaningful a special meal can be.
NY Cooks for Tohoku Goodwill Lunch by NY Chefs in Kamaishi, Japan July 3, 2011
Tonight in New York, the Oscars of the food world were in full effect. Initial awards for the James Beard Award announcements for Broadcast Media, Book and Journalism categories were presented on Friday. The fates of the remaining categories were unveiled tonight at a star-studded gala in NYC along with streaming internet updates via the James Beard's official twitter account @beardfoundation.
I know where I'll be on Saturday. What about you? Bakesale for Japan is the perfect excuse to indulge in some of the tastiest home-baked goodies while contributing to a much-needed cause. Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, stop on by, say hello and grab some confections for your friends and neighbors. I guarantee it will be a winning start to the weekend!