Category Archives: FOOD

CASA LEVER

on 53rd street and park avenue, on the south side of the landmark Lever House building, you will find the entrance.  this entrance takes me back to 2003, and was to be a passage to another entry that is now a luvMUST.  the … Continue reading

Posted in DECOR, FOOD, luvFAB, luvFIND, luvMUST, luvSTUFF, PEOPLE, RESTAURANT, TRAVEL | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

really great

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”~Mark Twain just the other night, at a cocktail party book launch for … Continue reading

Posted in CURRENT AFFAIRS, FOOD, luvFAB, luvMUST, PEOPLE, RECIPE | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

a merrier world

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien share a bite at any table.  simple or elegant; whatever suits you.  the table is a delight … Continue reading

Posted in FOOD, luvMUST, RECIPE | Tagged , , , , , , | 21 Comments

luvFAB recipe

parmesan tuiles with grape tomatoes serves 4-6 ingredients 6 tablespoons freshly grated reggiano-parmigiano cheese 1 tablespoon unsalted butter softened 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour freshly ground pepper 1 pint diced grape tomatoes micro greens or finely sliced basil, … Continue reading

Posted in FOOD, luvFAB, RECIPE | Tagged , , , , | 27 Comments

luvFAB recipe

potato salad with artichokes serves 4-6 ingredients 24 ounces yukon gold or fingerling potatoes (organic) 1 (6 oz.) jar artichoke hearts, drained, quartered 1 jar (6.35 oz.) cream of artichoke 1/3 cup baby spinach (organic), finely sliced 2 tbs. capers, … Continue reading

Posted in FOOD, luvFAB, RECIPE, TRAVEL | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

3 luvSTUFF = 3 luvMUST

1) juice– not just any juice.  ‘morning’ luvMUST juice.  this is freshly juiced, organic green apple and organic carrot juice.  this fruit and vegetable combination is both low in calories and high in nutritional benefits.  carrots are rich in beta-carotene that help … Continue reading

Posted in ACCESSORIES, BEAUTY, FASHION, FOOD, HEALTH, luvFAB, luvFIND, luvMUST, luvSTUFF, TRAVEL | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

BUCA LAPI

although florence appears not to change; it does.  the food scene has.  florence, italy, is a city invaded with tourism that, in general, does not appreciate the characteristic dishes of the tuscan cuisine.  as a result, many restaurants there have … Continue reading

Posted in FOOD, luvFAB, PEOPLE, RESTAURANT, TRAVEL | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

MC KITCHEN

is it in your dna or can you acquire it?  i can’t say with exactitude, but what indeed does make a difference when a dish is cooked just right, is that punto di riferimento; italian for a point of reference.  chef Dena … Continue reading

Posted in FOOD, luvFIND, PEOPLE, RESTAURANT, TRAVEL | Tagged , | 2 Comments

luvFAB recipe

spaghetti alla puttanesca serves 4-6 ingredients  1 pound (500 g)  dried spaghetti, preferably imported italian  4 tbs. extra virgin olive oil, additional for drizzling 2 – 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 4 anchovy fillets, chopped 2 tbs. capers, rinsed and … Continue reading

Posted in FOOD, luvFAB, PEOPLE, RECIPE, RESTAURANT | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

3 luvSTUFF = 3 luvMUST

1) olive– the olive is the fruit of one of the oldest cultivated tress in the world dating back to asia minor more than 6,000 years ago.  the olive tree lives up to 1000 years and requires very little maintenance, … Continue reading

Posted in ACCESSORIES, FASHION, FOOD, luvFAB, luvFIND, luvMUST, PEOPLE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments