RECIPES

Culinary Postcard: Make Crêpes like in Paris

Crêpes like in Paris Crêpes are the comfort food of my childhood, and the childhood of my children. They are tasty thin pancakes, that are much less sweet than what pancakes typically are. The dough…

Whiskey Cocktail Recipe for a Crowd: It’s no Longer Just a Man’s Drink

We’ve come a long way, baby!  Gone are the “Mad Men” days of whiskey being a just a man’s drink, straight on the rocks. Whiskey sales are on the rise, and women are contributing to…

Le Méridien Sparkling Happy Hour: Serving Global Cocktails Unique to Local Areas

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts are putting back the sparkle in happy hour this fall and winter.  The trendy, European-inspired hotels in the Starwood Brand, have tapped into local flavors to curate spritzers and cocktails…

Herbs, Spices and Sri Lankan Delicatessen Wattalappan

On this post to a family adventure in Sri Lanka I want to talk a bit about the local food. I shared all the different things our family manage to explore and try in Sri Lanka from…

Something Sweet and Luxe at The Langham Chicago

The Langham in Chicago is known for its signature afternoon tea on Wedgewood china, which debuted at its sister hotel The Langham, London in 1865. Now, it may also become known for its sweeter, luxury…

Fried Cucumbers with Poppy seed, grapefruit, and Tabasco Caviar

Hosting dinner parties can always be stressful. It was great to have a conversation with Chef Sam Talbot about how to remain calm and get the food ready for guests at the Valspar Reserve launch…

Culinary Postcard: Make Crêpes like in Paris

Crepes in La Marais in Paris

Crêpes like in Paris Crêpes are the comfort food of my childhood, and the childhood of my children. They are tasty thin pancakes, that are much less sweet than what pancakes typically are. The dough…

Whiskey Cocktail Recipe for a Crowd: It’s no Longer Just a Man’s Drink

Whiskey cocktails on the rise

We’ve come a long way, baby!  Gone are the “Mad Men” days of whiskey being a just a man’s drink, straight on the rocks. Whiskey sales are on the rise, and women are contributing to…

Le Méridien Sparkling Happy Hour: Serving Global Cocktails Unique to Local Areas

cocktails inspired by fall and winter

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts are putting back the sparkle in happy hour this fall and winter.  The trendy, European-inspired hotels in the Starwood Brand, have tapped into local flavors to curate spritzers and cocktails…

Herbs, Spices and Sri Lankan Delicatessen Wattalappan

Delicious Sri Lankan Food

On this post to a family adventure in Sri Lanka I want to talk a bit about the local food. I shared all the different things our family manage to explore and try in Sri Lanka from…

Something Sweet and Luxe at The Langham Chicago

Langham Chicago Ice Cream Sundae

The Langham in Chicago is known for its signature afternoon tea on Wedgewood china, which debuted at its sister hotel The Langham, London in 1865. Now, it may also become known for its sweeter, luxury…

Fried Cucumbers with Poppy seed, grapefruit, and Tabasco Caviar

Fried Cucumbers with Poppy seed, grapefruit, and Tabasco Caviar

Hosting dinner parties can always be stressful. It was great to have a conversation with Chef Sam Talbot about how to remain calm and get the food ready for guests at the Valspar Reserve launch…

Master Baker Lionel Vatinet Lives Life to the Fullest by Teaching his Craft to Others

Homemade French Breads at La Farm Bakery in Cary, N.C.

When I want to experience a little bit of France in the South, I head to the charming Cary, North Carolina, café known to locals as La Farm Bakery. Once you walk through the doors…

Just In: Aruba Super Bar & GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge Pops Up in N.Y. for Super Bowl Weekend Cocktails

Pelican Nest drinks

New York is bustling with activity as it gets set to host the Superbowl this weekend. Aruba, known to have more than 20 toe-in-the-sand bars brought a little warmth to recently very frigid city with…

Dream Party Menu: Black Bottle Bubbly with Seafood Delights

black-bottle-bubbly-party-menu

Retro Party menu with bubbly (retro = from my college years) I honestly have to tell you: I have THE BEST “Friday lunch/early dinner”-menu here. It is light, served with bubbly sparkling wine, absolutely delicious,…

Banana Coffee Cake with Mocha topping & Swedish Style Coffee break in my Office

Banana Coffee Cake with Mocha topping & Swedish Style Coffee Break

Greetings from Sweden, where the Christmas tree has arrived to my home office! We have been going from Christmas market to another the past few weekends already, and I just couldn’t wait any longer, I…