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Cha- An, East Village, NYC

Cha- An, East Village, NYC

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Cha-An
 

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Afternoon Tea Sets

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Cannelle Patisserie, LIC, NYC

Cannelle Patisserie, LIC, NYC

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Cannelle Patisserie

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Croissants, Gâteau Breton

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Haldi, Curry Hill, NYC

Haldi, Curry Hill, NYC

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Haldi Indian Cuisine

 

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Drive From Sahara to Ouarzazate: Restaurant Inass

Drive From Sahara to Ouarzazate: Restaurant Inass

 

The drive from the Sahara desert to Ouarzazate (nicknamed The door of the desert) is unbelievably beautiful.

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Breakfast at Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche, Casablanca, Morocco

Breakfast at Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche, Casablanca, Morocco

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The Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche is a wonderful, modern hotel located in the heart of the city. This luxury hotel is located just a few minutes away from the cities most coveted sights such as Hassan II Mosque, Megarama, Morocco Mall and the Ain Diab Coast.

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The Food of Morocco

The Food of Morocco

Morocco is one of the most fascinating countries I have visited in recent times. Situated in Northern Africa, less than 10 miles away from Spain, the meld of cultures and influences seen here are just marvelous. Berber, European, Arab and African traditions heavily influence the Moroccan way of life.

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Maison Kayser at Bryant Park, Midtown West, NYC

Maison Kayser at Bryant Park, Midtown West, NYC

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Maison Kayser

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, NYC

Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: All!!

 

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Kenmore Elite® Toaster Oven: Holiday Magic!

Kenmore Elite® Toaster Oven: Holiday Magic!

Check out at this brand new – state of the art Kenmore Elite® Toaster Oven that the awesome folks at Kenmore sent me! I can’t think of a better gift idea to add some sparkle in anyone’s kitchen for the holiday season.

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Disclaimer: This product was complimented to me from the company though the opinions expressed here are my own.

 

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Manka Peruvian Kitchen, Glen Cove, NY

Manka Peruvian Kitchen, Glen Cove, NY

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The Maison Kayser’s Marathon Menu, NYC

The Maison Kayser’s Marathon Menu, NYC

Photo courtsey Maison Kayser

Photo courtsey Maison Kayser

Famed baker Eric Kayser is coming to town from Paris to run the NYC Marathon on Nov 2 and has worked with New York Times best selling author and professional sports nutritionist, Cynthia Sass to create a healthy “Marathon Menu”.

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Eating in Coney Island, NYC

Eating in Coney Island, NYC

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Coney Island is a truly fascinating part of New York City that is so worth a trip. Known for its amusement parks, Brighton Beach and the Aquarium – it is home to three rides that are designated as New York City landmarks and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. These are the Wonder Wheel, The Cyclone roller coaster and the Parachute Jump.

 

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The 2014 Korean Food Festival in New York

The 2014 Korean Food Festival in New York

There is much food and fun around the corner as the Korean Argo Trade Center is hosting its Second Annual 2014 Korean Food Festival in New York. This exciting event will be held in Times Square on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

 

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Juni, Murray Hill, NYC

Juni, Murray Hill, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Prixe-Fixe

 

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Estela, Nolita, NYC

Estela, Nolita, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Everything

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Pietro’s Co-Op, Westbury, Long Island

Pietro’s Co-Op, Westbury, Long Island

 

Let me share with you of the best kept food secrets that is about to go viral…..

Pietro’s Co-Op in Westbury, Long Island might just be one of the best places for organic vegetables and eggs in the Tri-state area.

 

Peter Paniccia's Farm in Long Island

Peter Paniccia’s Farm in Long Island

Peter Paniccia's Farm in Long Island

Peter Paniccia’s Farm in Long Island

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Farzi Café, Gurgaon, India

Farzi Café, Gurgaon, India

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The Flying Elephant at The Park Hyatt, Chennai, India

The Flying Elephant at The Park Hyatt, Chennai, India

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Rayar’s Mess, Chennai, India

Rayar’s Mess, Chennai, India

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Khe-Yo, Tribeca, NYC

Khe-Yo, Tribeca, NYC

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Food: ☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance:☆☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Sticky Rice Starter,Ping-Gai, Nam-Khao 

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Jaiya Thai, Murray Hill/ Yorkville, NYC

Jaiya Thai, Murray Hill/ Yorkville, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $$

Must try: Special Sauce, Indian Curry, Laad Na

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Sushi Nakazawa, West Village, NYC

Sushi Nakazawa, West Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Omakase only

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The Holiday Markets in New York City

The Holiday Markets in New York City

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Holiday Markets of New York City are here and in good cheer.

 

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These markets set in outdoor and indoor spaces transform the landscape into a winter wonderful gifts and goodies.

 I love trolling through interesting booths of beautiful artisan wares that are truly delightful and supporting small local artists.

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Product Promotion: La Maison du Chocolat – ‘A Midwinter Night’s Dream’ Collection

Product Promotion: La Maison du Chocolat – ‘A Midwinter Night’s Dream’ Collection

I was recently sent a preview sample of the wonderful upcoming holiday collection from  La Maison du Chocolat. Their ‘A Midwinter Night’s Dream’ Collection beautifully combines the comforting warmth of chocolate with the joyful spirit of the holiday season.

With an elegant flourish and an astonishing display of savoir-faire, Nicolas Cloiseau has captured the beauty of chocolate in movement.

 

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The Governor’s Residence, Yangon, Myanmar

The Governor’s Residence, Yangon, Myanmar

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Governor’s Residence, run by the Orient Express Group, is the most beautiful place one can stay at in Yangon. This used to be the official residence for previous Governors from the British Colonial period, which has now been converted into a stunning hotel.

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