Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Spanish Soho Mile

Spain’s premier fashion and jewelry Event in Soho invites you to
Enjoy the fabulous backdrop of Soho in an inspired event for playing, shopping and merry-making as red-scarved participants take to the streets of New York.

International top model and renowned cover girl Almudena Fernandez is the event's official 2011 Ambassador. 

To start playing, go to any of the participating locations, get your Red scarf, put it on and you are ready to roll! In all the stores and showrooms, you will enjoy not only the best fashion and jewelry from Spain but also Spanish wine, cava and beer, delicious tapas, live music and exclusive sales.
Have a fun Red day and enter to win fabulous prizes!

Your Red secret mission:
Wear your Red scarf
2. Visit at least five stores and get this flyer stamped in all of them
3. Once you have five stamps, deposit the flyer with your contact information in the
Red box that you will find in any of the participating locations
4. Have fun in every single store and don’t forget to: eat, drink, shop, laugh, bring friends,
take pictures and shop some more …

By the way, don't forget to ask at any of the participating locations about the secret after-party by Segura Viudas! 

This exclusive Fashion Tour includes eight locations:
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (466 Greenwich Street)
Camper (125 Prince Street)
Custo Barcelona ( 474 Broome Street)
Fashion from Spain Showcase (140 Wooster Street)
Mango (561 Broadway)
Mascaró-Pretty Ballerinas (436 West Broadway)
Tierra (65 Spring Street)
Tous (109 Greene Street)
For further information, please click here.
Tel.: 1 212 967 2170
E-mail: events@spainuscc.org

Monday, May 23, 2011

A & D Buidling - Design Week

The Design Week is over but here are some culinary appealing pictures for you to see what guests actually ate. All was pretty, tasty and fresh. Together with elegant furniture, colorful fabrics and sleek appliances. Food can be an art as well!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Granta Launch Party

Granta Launch Party
Wednesday, May 25th
Paragraph cafe and writers' space
7-9 PM 
Come mix and mingle and drink some wine for this rare opening of Paragraph to the public.

Please join editors John Freeman and Patrick Ryan and authors Julie Otsuka and Taiye Salesi to celebrate the launch of Granta 115: The F Word, the new issue on feminism, women and power.

Wednesday, May 25th
7-9 PM, Free and open to the public

Issues of Granta will be for sale. See you there!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Meatpacking Design 2011

For all the events of the Meatpacking Design, click here: http://www.meatpacking-district.com/event/meatpacking-district-design-2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cork Design

Kick off the Meatpacking Design Week with the Cork Design events starting on May 12th. For more information, visit: http://www.corquedesign.com/

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Alessi Dressed! ICFF Event‏

The New York Design Week is about to start this Thursday so the Alessi invitation and party will be a must-see and do! Click on the invite for more information. RSVP at: rsvp4@bdeonline.biz by May 9th.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Plates of food on I-10

During my 10-day cross-country road trip from NYC to Los Angeles, I was very disciplined. Not about my diet but in keeping a strict, structured and detailed journal that included from the daily mileage and finances to a daily food “diary”. Looking at my notes for the purpose of this posting, I saw entries as “Tostitos tortilla chips”, “cracker jacks”, “bananas”, “Lay's sour cream chips”, “margaritas” and many similar to those words that do not really indicate a mouthwatering or newsworthy diet.

But I also saw oysters in Apalachicola, the heart of the Forgotten Coast as it is called. The coast, famous for its seafood and better yet, oysters, offered the great opportunity for a proper “dinner” on our second evening at Papa Joe’s Oyster Bar. We had half shell raw oysters, oysters steamed with spices, the scallop shrimp bisque and the grouper salad with a chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio, a nice treat to an all day empty stomach. 

The next culinary stop was in New Orleans, where the French Market Restaurant and Bar offered their Cajun Jambalaya (a perfect mix of rice cooked with Chicken, Smoked Sausage & Boneless Pork) as well as the Louisiana Crawfish boat, another local seafood specialty. A stop by The Café Du Monde for coffees and beignets was a must-do before leaving behind this colorful, French alike city. 

Cajun Jambalaya

In Houston, willing to witness a real Tex-Mex restaurant, I followed the advice of a local friend who emailed: “even if you don’t do any sightseeing, go to La Taqueria Goode Company”. Here we were! Mesquite hamburgers, tortilla chips, tacos, and Cholula hot sauce paired with a watermelon juice became my definition of pleasure in that hot and humid day. 

Watermelon Juice

With a few days of driving and eating chips, fruits and energy bars kept in our fully loaded car, we finally made it to True or Consequences in perfect timing for Sunday brunch. This scenic, lost in time colorful town was rather quiet that Sunday morning but nonetheless gentle with its small number of travelers: The Happy Belly Deli prepared breakfast and I couldn’t resist their Southwestern omelet offered with plenty of spicy sauces and pots of coffee. 

A few days later, in Newport California after endless hours of driving once again, we visited the well-known fish market and restaurant, the Crab Cooker. Built in 1951, this local hub was packed both with locals and tourists. We shared crab - what else?- and a nice bottle of Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc, an excellent combination to celebrate the Southwest Pacific Coast Highway drive

But the end to my travel was just about to come. The following day in Los Angeles, I paid my tributes to the Los Angeles farmers market, a lively area of food vendors and cafes, tiny restaurants, ice cream shops and cute candy stands. The Chicken Mole with rice and beans at the Loteria Grill was just the perfect ending to my culinary travels. 
Chicken Mole with beans and rice

It was sad that the trip was nearly to its end but one thing is certain. I promise that on my next cross-country road trip, I will eat less packaged, salty foods and more real, fresh dishes made with love from all over the country.