Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Intermix fans rejoice, all the lables you have been lusting for will be yours for the taking.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Hamptons: In tomorrow's Times: One great result of "the rising Hispanic population on the East End — great new Latin American restaurants." So think twice before you cancel next year's summer shares. [Diner's Journal/NYT]
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Spanish Luxury in Incan Capital
In a rush to scramble up the famous temple at Machu Picchu, most travelers cruise right through Cusco, the gateway city to all things Inca.
This simply leaves more luxury for you...
Cusco's first boutique hotel, La Casona Inkaterra, takes a few lessons from the conquistadores—the masters of Old World luxury in New World beauty. Just opened a few steps from Cusco's central square, La Casona is a renovated colonial manor—one of the first Spanish buildings on the Incan capital's soil. And while its eleven rooms wrap around an original courtyard built more than 400 years ago, its iPod docks and heated floors are distinctly 21st-century.
From your colonial mansion, you'll explore the Sacsayhuaman Inca fortress (putting in face time with the Sun God), drop in on the local shaman and river-raft down the Sacred Valley, winding through the towering peaks of the Andes. Or get up above those mountains with a visit to the adrenaline-boosting, Indiana Jones-style Q'eswachaka hanging bridge.
And if you just have to get your picture taken peering down on the Lost City, you can always pop over to Inkaterra's Machu Picchu resort for the night.
Then again, you've never been one for the beaten path.
Plaza Nazarenas 113
Friday, August 15, 2008
In celebration of his August 11th appearance on Emeril Live, Native Bahian chef Jorge Lima will be whipping up three courses of colorful traditional fare to complement the world-class Brazilian musicians Dende & The Hahahas. And to complement your choice of feijoada, strip steak or ginger lime snapper will be a refreshing authentic summer cocktail (think caipirango with strawberry vodka).
Take the whole family and a few chairs to an El Museo del Barrio–sponsored outdoor screening in a community garden.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Photo by Mikkel Vang
Tomato season is finally upon us! Deeply flavorful, these fresh-off-the-vine beauties stand out with just sea salt and olive oil, and sing in light summer meals. Culinary guru Susan Spungen shares her favorite tomato-centric recipes.
Meal Ideas At A Glance
Pan con Tomate
Warm Caprese Salad
Frittata with Tomatoes and Leeks
Pasta with Raw Tomato Sauce
Gazpacho Bloody Marys
BTW: The best-quality tomatoes come from local sources like farmers markets and food co-ops. To find one near you, visit localharvest.org.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Sambazon packs the punch in a can
Sambazon's Amazon Energy