May 1, 2013

The 50 Best Restaurants in the World!

The San Pellegrino annual list of the best restaurants in the world has come out.

Check out the Top 50 list here:
1) El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)
2) Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark)
3) Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)
4) Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain)
5) Eleven Madison Park (New York)
6) D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)
7) Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, England)
8) Arzak (San Sebastián, Spain)
9) Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)
10) Vendôme (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
11) Per Se (New York)
12) Frantzén/Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden)
13) The Ledbury (London, England)
14) Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Perú)
15) Alinea (Chicago, Illinois)
16) L'Arpege (Paris, France)
17) Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)
18) Le Chateaubriand (Paris, France)
19) Le Bernardin (New York)
20) Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
21) Attica (Melbourne, Australia)
22) Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo, Japan)
23) L'Astrance (Paris, France)
24) L'Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon (Paris, France)
25) Hof van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)
26) Quique Dacosta (Denia, Spain)
27) Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
28) Mirazur (Menton, France)
29) Daniel (New York)
30) Aqua (Wolfsburg, Germany)
31) Biko (Mexico City, Mexico)
32) Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)
33) The Fat Duck (Bray, England)
34) Fäviken Magasinet (Järpen, Sweden)
35) Oud Sluis (Sluis, Netherlands)
36) Amber (Hong Kong, China)
37) Vila Joya (Albufeira, Portugal)
38) Restaurant Andre (Singapore)
39) 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana (Hong Kong, China)
40) Combal.Zero (Rivoli, Italy)
41) Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)
42) Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)
43) Mr & Mrs Bund (Shanghai, China)
44) Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo-Bizkaia, Spain)
45) Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)
46) Maní (São Paulo, Brazil)
47) The French Laundry (Yountville, California)
48) Quay (Sydney, Australia)
49) Septime (Paris, France)
50) Central (Lima, Peru)


Apr 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day from Origins!

Happy Earth Day friends! This big blue planet has been pretty good to us over the years, wouldn't you say?

Origins skincare is celebrating Earth Month with four new, limited edition skincare prep products. In addition, Origins will plant a tree for each limited edition product purchased from April 21st through 28th, 2013.

Here are the fab. new finds:

Clear Improvement: An active charcoal mask to clear pores

Checks and Balances: A frothy face wash

Modern Friction: A gentle dermabrasion

Drink Up Intensive: A hydrating overnight mask

Origins has always been my go-to skincare line and I grew up using their Night A Mins face cream. This sweet smelling formula was a revelation because of how soft my skin felt after using it. The delicate mandarin-orange smell of the lotion is also one of the most recognizable parts of the product because of its clean, refreshing scent.

These fabulous new Earth day products conjure up the same skin sentiments and with the change in season, my poor winter skin is thanking me. With spring here to stay, it's important to detoxify your skin and start fresh to welcome the change in climate. These products are the perfect solution to help clear your skin, scrub away dead skin, rejuvenate your dehydrated skin, and brighten your dull skin. And of course, like any good Origins product, these skincare solutions smell delicious.

Great new products, for a great cause, with a great smell-I don't think I could ask for more!

P.S. Order now and enter promo code EARTH at checkout to receive $10 off your $25 online purchase.

Mar 26, 2013

Mar 24, 2013

A lovely Saturday brunch

 I've become a regular French Macaron connoisseur and all the tasty treats are delicious my favorite right now are from Kafe Leopold. I couldn't resist grabbing a few after a yummy brunch this weekend. The macarons are light, fluffy and slightly chewy and the filling is delicate and filled with flavor. My favorite flavors include the Blueberry Olive Oil, Green Apple Coriander, Lemon and Basil, and Chocolate. Sooo yummy!   

We also had one of my favorite breakfasts in the city with my absolute favorite meal: 15-year aged Serrano Ham in thinly sliced flakes, a perfectly fried egg, scallions and divine truffle grits. This is perfection! Not a bad way to spend a sunny Saturday in the city.

How did you spend your weekend??