Monthly Archives: August 2011

Aug 14 2011

Magnum Ice Cream – Karl Lagerfeld’s Chocolate Room

Karl Lagerfeld collaborated with Magnum ice cream to create a life-sized Paris hotel room made of Belgian chocolate, including an almost-naked Baptiste Giabiconi laying back on a chocolate bed.

Aug 13 2011

All my faves: Chanel, Fendi and Louis Vuitton. Lunch Bag SWAG!

 

Aug 09 2011

I had such high expectations for The Dutch because I’m a big fan of Chef Andrew Carmellini and Locanda Verde. Many (including celebrities) are flocking to one of the most buzzed about downtown restos housed in the old Cub Room space in Soho. It’s vibrant, trendy, casual, and filled with an eclectic mix of people- suits, hipsters, Andrew Carmellini-lovers, celebs and more. It’s definitely a scene! I love the large windows, dark wood interior and globe-shaped fixtures.

This isn’t a place you go to for a quiet dinner- be prepared for an extremely high level of noise. I’ve experienced all 3 dining rooms and prefer the back because you can actually chat with your friends.

The Dutch seems to be on to something because I was a fan of a few things but at the same time, thought other dishes could have been better. The inventive New American menu changed a bit since my last visit. Seems like they lightened it up for the summer- Smoked Ricotta Ravioli, Fried Chicken and The Rabbit Pot Pie have been replaced with lighter fare. It was all good though. This resto can take you through the day- good for lunch, dinner, late night eats and brunch! I’ll definitely be back.

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Aug 08 2011

As I walked into Aldea, I felt as though I was at a friend’s home awaiting a lovely dinner party. The low lighting, clean lines and relaxed atmosphere really sets the tone for an intimate evening. Oh, and they’ll seat you even if your entire party isn’t there. This is a rare occurrence in NYC.

You can see Chef George Mendes in action by requesting a table with a view into the open kitchen. This is where he constructs a great representation of new and traditional fine Portuguese dishes.

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