Archive | September, 2008

Il Borro Winery – Tuscany

Posted on 30 September 2008

By Stephanie Amberg Photography by Stephanie Amberg When my travel companions and I included the Il Borro winery as a stop along our trip through Italy, I expected the typical wine experience similar to the ones that I’ve enjoyed in Napa, Oregon and the Loire Valley in France….vineyards, barrels, tanks, bottling machinery, and  wine tasting […]


Chaource cheese – You’ll die and go to cheese heaven

Posted on 30 September 2008

Name: Chaource
Country of Orgin: Champagne region of France
Tasty Keywords: creamy, super soft, ripened and tasty rind
Pair With: Jean-Claude Boisset Chardonnay 2005 (Suggestion courtesy of Francine Diamond at Froma on Melrose)
Cheese-o-Meter Rating: A million out of 10 stars (exceeds the standard 10 stars)


Bellamy’s Bruton Place – Mayfair/London

Posted on 30 September 2008

So many non-French international cities have at least a couple of great brasserries.  Bellamy’s in the Mayfair area of central London surpasses many others in terms of caliber of cuisine and atmosphere.  Located on Bruton Place nearby fashionable boutiques such as Stella McCartney and Matthew Williamson, Bellamy’s is a lighthearted yet boisterous all-day kind of […]


The Weekly Wine: 2005 Barbera d’Asti from La Spinetta vineyards

Posted on 29 September 2008

By K.L. Riley

Wine & Lifestyle editor “Miss Oenophile”, Dina Ribaudo and wine enthusiast K.L. Riley’s wine pick of the week.

Jason Scoppa – Co-founder of Bardot

Posted on 28 September 2008

Haya Zoubi: As a former high fashion model who walked the runways in Paris & Milan for designers like Giorgio Armani how did you make the transition into nightclub promotions in Los Angeles? Jason Scoppa: I’m not sure there was a transition. Modeling was always there for me to make some scratch. Along the way […]

New York Luxe Apartments

Posted on 27 September 2008

Next time you’re planning a visit to the Big Apple explore the alternatives to renting a hotel room.


The Lofts @ Hollywood & Vine

Posted on 24 September 2008

The most commonly asked question of realtors is the question that is on the minds of most buyers: Is this a good time to buy a house? The answer depends on a number of personal factors, but the general response in most cases is – yes. Experts will tell you that it’s nearly always a […]


Irish Porter Ale Cheddar – Beer in your Cheese!

Posted on 22 September 2008

Name: Irish Porter Ale Cheddar
Country of Orgin: Limerick, Ireland
Tasty Keywords: a hard texture that softens at the bite, sharp and zesty
Pair With: A pint of Guinness or a smooth as silk pint of Boddingtons
Cheese-o-Meter Rating: 9 out of 10 Stars

Gloucester Park Apartments – Kensington London

Posted on 18 September 2008

You’ve just finished a leisurely gourmet dinner which you prepared in your luxury Miele kitchen and washed down with the best wine you purchased from a nearby wine shop. Now you and your guests are enjoying coffee on your Gloucester Park apartment terrace overlooking Kensington.  Whether you’re in London for a short term business trip […]


Constant Bliss – Say Cheese!

Posted on 17 September 2008

Name: Constant Bliss
Country of Orgin: USA
Tasty Keywords: soft, creamy, hint of mushroom
Milk Type: Cow
Cheese-o-Meter Rating: 8 out of 10 Stars