Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Fully Booked readers, be a guest at the Wedding Bootcamp this Wednesday, 1.27 from 6pm. Use code FBNYC at the site www.weddingsalon.com when you register for this event to get a complimentary ticket. Cupcakes, cocktails and dance lessons for all, wedding trends and insider tips. Don't forget to tell all your engaged friends!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
1. Good-for-you foods
4. Exotic citrus
5. Nostalgic foods
I also saw the citrus trend, not only for jams and marmalades (with the newly introduced, $25 a jar, Yuzu marmalade in Dean and Deluca) but also the citrus flavor in BBQ sauces, dressings and even juices. Undoubtedly, I see a Japanese influence in this one, and I will be a fan.
I didn't see or taste too much coconut with the exception of some coconut-flavored drinks and coconut macaroons, so this is not a trend to me. The feel-good factor items could also be a trend as consumers can now find the 100-calorie packs, smaller or mini portions (Get movin' snack series and Grab and Go shortbreads from Walkers are two of those) and very often are organic and natural. When it comes to nostalgia, I wouldn’t pick it up myself but as a non-native American, I am not entirely familiar with what nostalgic foods could be.
Flavored snacks - popcorn and nuts
Those are my first top trends from the Fancy Food Show. I will continue tomorrow with more trends, new products soon to launch in the US market and more!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
More authentic, hot, fun items tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Join your local Williams-Sonoma store for a special book signing and cooking demonstration with Ellie Krieger, New York Times best-selling author and Food Network host. Ellie will be signing copies of her new cookbook, So Easy.
When: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 5:00pm
Where: Williams-Sonoma Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle
Glamour at Home is an inspirational design primer from Nancy Corzine, a celebrated and respected name in furnishings, textiles and interior design. Join her to sip champagne, eat chocolate and celebrate her new book!
When: Wednesday, Jan. 20 (5-7pm)
Where: Nancy Corzine Showroom, D&D Building, 979 Third Ave.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Well, if you were going to "re-establish" any resolutions then it should be at a place called "Redemption," right?
All guests must RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org for free drinks and the infamous platter ($15 extra) of all-you-can-eat pot stickers, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers and fried pickles.
Where: Redemption, 1003 2nd Ave, at 53rd Street, Midtown East
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
It's the first Thursday of the month and of the new year so ...there will be many opening receptions in Chelsea's gallery hood tonight and in Dumbo. Have a look below:
In Dumbo, see the Artists Faozan Rizal (Indonesia) and Katia Engel (Germany) present their collaborative work of installations in nature, in their first solo exhibition in the United States. In this body of work, the artists focus specifically on objects, depicting holes and cracks as a symbol of transformation and transience. The reception starts at 5.30pm tonight.
111 Front Street, Suite 210, DUMBO, Brooklyn: http://www.katiaengel.com/
Sperone Westwater, 415 W 13th street, announces an exhibition of recent sculpture by the Italian team Bertozzi & Casoni. The reception will be on Friday 1.8 from 6 to 8pm.
For an extensive list of gallery openings in NYC, visit: http://www.artcards.cc/
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Journey through Whole Foods store for a tasting adventure. The demo delegates will highlight WF favorite items in each department leading you sample by sample through a foodie tour de force.
Every Thursday, clients have the opportunity to go on a "small budget tour" followed by yummie tasting. Here is the list for January:
Tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm, Tasting from 5:00-7:00pm
Join WF Value Guru for a series that is sure to help you stretch into the New Year. You will learn the secrets behind shopping on a budget from our bulk department to our private label, aisle by aisle find out how to get the best deal in the market. Learn and taste budget friendly recipes that will have you cooking and saving all winter long. To join the tour meet at customer service. Cooking Demonstration and Tasting takes place in the seating area.
January 7th - Eating Gluten Free on a Budget
Gluten Free Value Store Tour
Gluten Free Vegan Spicy Bean Tacos
January 14th - Low Sodium Foods Friendly on the Budget
Low Sodium Value Store Tour
Israeli Quinoa Salad Cooking Demonstration and Tasting
January 21st - Healthy Home: Cleaning Naturally Economically
Basic Aromatherapy and Simple Old-Fashion Cleaning Demo
January 28th - Feeding my Family on a Budget
Healthy Meal Planning Value Store Tour
Sunshine Burgers Cooking Demonstration and Tasting
Monday, January 04, 2010
Welcome 2010, with lots of food, sweet flavors and alcohol!
Friday, January 01, 2010
One of the top consumer trends for 2010 is "Business Unusual" (together with Mass Mingling, Instant Reviewing and Fluxury). So, I decided to be "unusual" this year.
Unusual is not just different, my thesaurus says; it means strange, odd, curious, bizarre, extraordinary and remarkable. Therefore, here I am 2010, I will do my best to be all of the above.
I will be strange: I will try a new strange food once a month. And if I succeed, I will do it once a week (fyi: succeed means to not get food poisoning). So, some China town candies are on my way...
I will be odd: I will welcome odd people in my environment like the lady who threw away my Panettone during the New Year's Eve party just to show off her own berry pie. It was an odd action by an odd individual but eh...will give them a go. Who needs sanity in 2010?
I will be curious to explore new lands, cities, villages or just areas of the familiar. I will be curious to read book with odd titles, watch movies with uncommon themes and be out of my comfort zone. Curiosity is boosted by stimulating surroundings so here I am. I already created them.
I will be bizarre. I will buy bizarre items from my travels, maybe more bizarre shoes also? And I will just say the word bizarre more often!
I will be extraordinary but making the best job I can, say good words to people and smile more. I will also be invited to extraordinary parties. I am sure I will get those extraordinary invitations!
Finally, I will be remarkable. This is a challenge. Although I don't know how exactly to do it, I will make some sort of remarkable gestures. Today is the first one by investing for a good cause in a business in Africa (see kiva.org). And I will be remarkably positive, only seeing opportunity in every situation rather than problems.
2010 be unusual. For everybody!