Monthly Archives: June 2011

American - Fashion - FOOD - "The Delicious"

Insider preview at Last Call by Neiman Marcus at Craftbar

June 30, 2011

My 'Live' Tweet at the dinner

I don’t know how I’m managing to post this so embarrassingly late, but my dinner with the wonderful people at Neiman Marcus’ Last Call at Craftbar deserves to be revisited. It was a small, intimate sit-down meal where we really got to know the brand and the people behind it.

For those of you who don’t know, Last Call is the outlet store for Neiman Marcus that’s stocked with merch from the full line stores, catalogs, and even Bergdorf Goodman, but at price points that will make you salivate. We’re talking designers like MICHAEL Michael Kors, L.A.M.B., Tahari, Juicy Couture and more. And ON TOP of the already reduced prices, they go all out with additional sales that are posted practically every week (I know, now I’ve pretty much been on their mailing list for a month and finally used the $100 gift card they presented me with to indulge in a cute Ali Ro dress that can easily take me from day to night).

Me, Danny, Christine of, and Aly of at Craftbar

{PS, how much do you love Danny’s fluorescent scarf? He makes them! His label, Hena et Daniel, is on Etsy.}

read more

Beauty - "The Lovely"

Q+A with Bollywood makeup legend, MAC’s Mickey Contractor

June 29, 2011

Check out Part 1 to my interview with M.A.C.’s Mickey Contractor, makeup artist to virtually all of Bollywood (Rani Mukherjee, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra…the list goes on). This part is on, but you will find the rest right here very soon!!

My interview with Mickey Contractor on

Story link:


Beauty - "The Lovely"

What a year’s worth of makeup looks like if applied at once

Lernert & Sander: Natural Beauty on

Want to know how much a year’s worth of makeup looks like? Well, filmmakers Lernert and Sander set to find out in their new short, Natural Beauty (via Bellasugar). The shoot took 9 hours to complete the 365 layers, while model Hannelore Knuts sat patiently throughout (since she was pretty much fastened between the two panels, they said everything she drank or ate had to come through a straw: juice, and a granola and yogurt mix).

Behind the scenes Source: Nowness FB album

Behind the scenes Source: Nowness FB album

read more

American - FOOD - "The Delicious" - Travel Feasts

Nota Bene in Toronto

A family-style dinner

If my first dinner in Toronto with Mickey Contractor and co. was any indication of how the rest of my stay would be, then I should have known it would be fantastic. We kicked off the week in style by dining at Nota Bene, a David Lee restaurant. The restaurant name is Latin used to indicate that special attention should be paid to something (or Italian for “note well”). And that you can taste — with a mix of flavors and focus on “farm-to-fork” locally-sourced ingredients, every mouthful was fresh and inviting.

Cavatelli pasta

Ok let’s be real: the cavatelli pasta kinda resemble, well, little maggots. But if you can get over that, the truffle oil and mushroom fusion was a perfect starter.

Hamachi Ceviche

read more

Inspiration of the Day

Inspiration of the Day: The Paradox of our Age

A friend sent this to me recently and I thought it was quite nice: