Monthly Archives: June 2012

American - Breakfast/Brunch - FOOD - "The Delicious"

Brunch at Bergdorf Goodman’s BG Restaurant

June 17, 2012

Brunch at Bergdorf Goodman should be one of your bucket list places to go in NYC. I can’t help but sometimes think a lot of the made-popular-by-movies/shi-shi places are over-hyped but I’ve been to BG Restaurant once for my birthday and recently for my friend/cousin/fashionista extraordinaire’s birthday (Hi Heba!) and it has never failed to satisfy. Both elegant and delicious. Plan in advance though for a reservation — it’s not always easy to get a table for brunch!!

Sun-dried tomato gnocchi

Egg frittata

Special: Fruits with waffle, scrambled eggs

Carmelized white chocolate bread pudding

Warm brown butter almond cake

Recommend: The seared sea scallops (I didn’t realize I liked scallops until this place!) and the brown butter almond cake.

Plus, it’s always fun to peruse all the lovely Chanel bags I can’t afford right after.


Meal: Brunch
Occasion: Celebrating Heba’s existence
Price: $$$$
(Out of three stars)
Ambiance: *** (Classy and elegant. A good balance of formal as you would expect from Bergdorf Goodman, but still light. Plus monogrammed BG chairs FTW)
Food: ***
Service: *** (very attentive staff)
Would I go back?: Yes to impress.

Restaurant Info
BG Restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman

Women’s Store, Seventh Floor
Bergdorf Goodman
5th Avenue at 58th Street
New York, NY  10019


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Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing all the dads out there a very happy Father’s Day!!

My pops. Still the best lookin guy I know.


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Beautifully Delicious Links, 6/15/12

June 15, 2012

Clairol's newest spokeswoman, chef Giada De Laurentiis

What’s lovely and delicious this week:

  • How Chef Giada De Laurentiis uses olive oil and lemon outside the kitchen – Bellasugar
  • Lawsuit claims Top Chef recipe database is illegal – Yumsugar
  • Everything you need to know about BB creams – InStyle
  • 12 common cooking myths debunked – The Huffington Post
  • 3 on-trend summer eye looks – Refinery29
  • 7 techie gadgets for your kitchen – Yumsugar
  • 10 weird but wonderful hair and nail secrets – Bellasugar
  • 12 new must-try desserts in NY – Eater
  • 5 cool nail ideas your can DIY with Scotch Tape – Girls in the Beauty Department
  • RECIPE: Cilantro-lime corn – Yumsugar

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    Inspiration of the Day

    Inspiration of the day

    June 14, 2012

    I think I’m obsessed with words…beyond what’s normal. Let me explain: I love the way letters look and the beauty in the different scripts. I love how they can evoke different meanings by just a slight slant or certain boldness. There is something very innate in me when it comes to this. Even before I knew how to write, I would scribble little wavy lines on a notepad, imitating cursive the best way I could by occasionally adding little strike-throughs (they were my t’s) and dots (those were i’s). When I did learn to write, I would practice different styles of script. I would look at books and copy calligraphy rather naively, unaware that the beautiful art takes even the most skilled artists years to perfect.

    As a little girl, I would be found punching the keys of my dad’s blue typewriter mindlessly; and when we eventually got a computer I was forever searching for ways to download new fonts. I revered each of them in my own way–I couldn’t imagine writing any of my stories without a varied option of letter styles. I would meticulously scroll through the drop menu, trying every one before I found a suitable one for my story that day. In the wise words of Kanye West, “Sometimes I get emotional over fonts.”

    It’s funny how these things stay with us. Not until recently when I was admiring word art in different mediums (from graffiti in different countries or even tattoos I see riding the subway), did I realize of how profound a fascination I had with words.

    I'm the hero of this story. I don't need to be saved. (via Pinterest)

    All of these thoughts were conjured by reflecting on why I stopped to admire a handful of pictures of tattoos online that were all comprised script. I don’t even think I’m crazy about tattoos really and don’t have any myself, but the only ones I’m ever drawn to are ones that are of words.

    What’s your inspiration of the day?


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    Fashion - Inspiration of the Day

    Boldness a la Raquelle Bianco

    June 13, 2012

    Raquelle Bianco ring

    [Picture from Raquelle Bianco Facebook page]


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    Priyanka Chopra’s Garnier “I hate the chip chip” commercial

    In typical Bollywood style, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra prances around in apparent bliss over her “glow.” It’s like. I can’t wrap my head around it but it’s so quirky and weird I can’t stop watching.

    By the by, when she says she hates the “chip chip” she means the stickiness. Other than that. I just…have no words.

    And this song is for sure going to be stuck in my head. FML.


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