Archive | November, 2009

Picholine – NYC

Posted on 29 November 2009

By Alex Palmer

Picholine, the flagship restaurant of chef Terrance Brennan, stands out for being on such a quiet New York City street. Located near the Lincoln Center in New York’s upper west side, the restaurant’s name comes from the small green olive harvested in the Mediterranean and the menu and wine selection also lean toward [...]


The Providores – London

Posted on 28 November 2009

By Jessica Ainlay

The current foodie fashion of Fusion cuisine is rarely super successful, and I am a bit of a Latin American food snob, so I was concerned that the complicated name might reflect an identity crisis at The Providores and Tapa Room restaurant in Marylebone. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised.
The two-story restaurant on Marylebone [...]


The Multi-Plane Show @ Corey Helford – Los Angeles

Posted on 27 November 2009

Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present “The Multi-Plane Show”. The gallery’s largest group show of 2009 brings together its favorite artists from the new contemporary fine art movement to pay tribute to the early days of animation. For this unique exhibition, each artist created an original painting using the multi-plane, which was made famous […]


Hotel on Rivington – NYC

Posted on 25 November 2009

Hotels these days are really pushing the boundaries in terms of offering more services, outlandish design and mechanized service. Hotel on Rivington holds their standards to a high point, without sacrificing anything in the process. I’ve visited plenty of hotels of late where the staff seems terrified of the management (and thusly, me), hotels where […]


Swell Apartments – Seville, Spain!

Posted on 25 November 2009

By Jacqui Passfield Sevilla, the biggest city in Andalusia, is a must see city for anyone planning a trip to Southern Spain, and Swell Group´s Sevilla apartment is a must stay apartment for anyone visiting Sevilla! Tucked away in a quiet traffic-free side street, it is hard to imagine you are only five minutes walk […]


LC Bistro – Santa Monica

Posted on 25 November 2009

By Bob Schriner

When I heard La Cachette moved to a much larger new location just off Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, I wondered how the new home would compare. The Century City spot was intimate and quiet, that seemed like difficult traits to carry over to the beach boulevard. The Santa Monica site has a [...]


Dakota at the Roosevelt Hotel – Hollywood

Posted on 24 November 2009

By Jennifer O’Neill

With executive chef Jason Johnston at the helm of uber chic restaurant, Dakota, you quickly realize that this isn’t your average steakhouse, or your average dining experience.
Dakota takes pride in the ambience of the restaurant and the presentation of the food, to the same degree as the actual taste and flavor of the [...]


The Four Seasons – New York City

Posted on 20 November 2009

The Four Seasons is one of New York’s finest hotels. This stellar hotel like its sister properties in exotic and urban locales around the world has risen above the rest by making ultraservice its hallmark. Located in the center of midtown Manhattan, the museum like entrance feels like an oasis and the word “impeccable” can […]


Virgin America Airlines – The Best in Domestic Travel

Posted on 14 November 2009

I honestly cannot rave enough about my love for Virgin America for domestic flights. I was already a big fan of Virgin Atlantic and although they are two completely separate companies (although the brainchild of Sir Richard Branson, due to US laws he does not own more than a 25% stake in the company) No […]

Eurostar – London St. Pancras to Paris Gare Du Nord

Posted on 13 November 2009

Angie Edmund
Eurostar is a fabulous way to travel; it was everything expected and more. My colleague and I boarded the Eurostar train at St. Pancras station in London with plans to go to Paris. St. Pancras was not only architecturally gorgeous but well organized making it easy to find our train. St. Pancras also offered no-charge “easy-cart’s


Are you a Sinner or a Saint?

Posted on 11 November 2009

By Robb Wirt

Today is Friday, and I think my travel companion and I got lost. It’s so warm in the tube that we must have dozed off and once we realized we were off course, we just decided to explore our destiny. We got off the tube at Shepherds Bush central line and wondered about [...]


Hempel Hotel – London

Posted on 09 November 2009

Review and Photos by The Cobrasnake

The Hempel is a really quiet hotel located in Paddington. It’s far away from everything. When you are inside it feels really relaxing. The reception is very quiet and clean -as is the rest of the hotel. The room was completely white. The bed was so big you could comfortably sleep 4 [...]


Tea-time at the Hotel Crillon – Paris

Posted on 08 November 2009

Enjoy tea-time in the classic atmosphere of the winter garden at Hotel Crillon in Paris. Tea-time at the Crillon has become an essential must-visit for anyone who spends a day shopping nearby at the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Making tea-time even more special each month will have its own unique theme. The November tea-time will feature […]


House Industries Exhibit and Pop-Up Shop – NY

Posted on 07 November 2009

House Industries announces the opening of its Type as Object show at New York’s Type Directors Club. The show will open on October 20, 2009 and run until November 20, 2009. House Industries principals Andy Cruz and Rich Roat will give a short introductory lecture at the opening. Type as Object will feature the three […]


Sampling the City at New York’s Taste

Posted on 04 November 2009

By Alex Palmer

New York is a city of delicious extravagance—the number of restaurants seem to outnumber the population, especially with how quickly spots open and close even before the recession started. So I jumped at the opportunity to check out the 11th annual New York Taste event, which brought together more than 40 chefs and [...]