Jan 02 2012

R&B sensation and Grammy-nominated recording artist Melanie Fiona has many passions. I’m sure we can all guess what the top one is….yes, music! But did you know that she also has a passion for great food?

Her  new album “The MF Life” will be released on February 7th, and I’m sure she’ll have a grand Sip, Chat, Chow night out to celebrate!

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Dec 27 2011

Chef Alessandro (Alex) Stratta brings a little Vegas to NYC by way of his new rustic Italian resto in the West Village, Bigoli. The food and service were on point, and I fell in love with the skylight that’s in the middle of the dining room.

Our senses were piqued as soon as we sat down because of the wood-burning oven. We sampled a wide range of items from Stratta’s inventive Italian menu that left us wanting more…especially the pesto dipping sauce.

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Dec 23 2011

My twin sister Antoinette and I hosted a chic dinner party for our friend Jen Yu’s birthday…and we did it in true Glam Foodie fashion!

The Theme: Toast To Jen Yu

The Invitations: We designed custom branded bottles of prosecco that were hand delivered to each guest

The Venue: Private room at Griffou- great food and a cool vibe

The Decor: We created a unique tablescape for the evening

The Guests: A lively bunch

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Dec 15 2011

Kim Kardashian, Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson and Penélope Cruz are just a few ladies who have adorned red carpets and concrete catwalks with the esquisite designs of Rachel Roy. Rachel’s style, charm and drive are infectious! She’s more than a pretty face with gorgeous designs, her charity work has impacted the lives of many and she continues to give back. And it doesn’t end here, Rachel is raising her 2 amazing daughters that will undoubtedly run the world, just like mom!

I was so excited about getting Rachel’s Sip, Chat, Chow because I knew there would be spots on her list that transcended food, and would have a focus on the entire experience, especially the aesthetic. As you’ll see from the below, Rachel is going back to her ABC’s.

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Nov 27 2011

The UES just got a bit hipper now that Chef and Restauranteur John DeLucie is in the hood. Crown is housed in a plush townhouse that exudes sexy. As soon as you arrive, you’re drawn in by the long zinc-topped bar, perfectly dim lighting, and well mixed cocktails. And this is just the beginning! The elegant and well dressed dining room has a clubby-lounge feel where distinct, stylish accents like crown molding, leather banquettes and wood-paneled walls really round things out. There’s a level of sophistication that’s apparent and it goes beyond the mature crowd.  It’s definitely worth the schlep uptown especially to catch a glimpse of the private dining room tucked away behind a swinging bookcase on the lower level.

Chef John DeLucie delivers a well balanced menu of American classics- oysters, caviar, seafood, pasta dishes and meat favorites. We sampled a broad selection of items and were quite satisfied.

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