Getaway to SingleThread Farm

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How about a little getaway from these cold New York days for a weekend in the paradise of Sonoma Valley’s very own SingleThread Farm? Buckle your seatbelt, this is going to be quite a getaway. Hailed as one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2016, SingleThread Farm is not just an amazing farm-to-table, fine dining experience. With a beautifully restored guest house and completely functional farm including orchards, greenhouses, and rooftop gardens, it truly is an immersive experience! SingleThread Farm is the work of Kyle and Katina Connaughton, who having been high school sweethearts, have been together for over 20 years. … Continue reading >>

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The Del Posto Cook Book

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My readers already know that I’m obsessed with the beautiful photographs of Paulette Tavormina, so it brings me great joy to see that she’s teamed up with the equally amazing Chef Mark Ladner for the Del Posto cook book, which is available November 1st. Hey, that’s today! I just love the way Paulette is able to capture to food in all of its glory, almost as much as I love the amazing meals conceived of my Del Posto head chef Mark Ladner, so what could be better than a book of Del Posto classics, shot by Paulette? The idea behind Ladner’s cooking … Continue reading >>

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Fabulous Farmhouse Pottery.

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I was struck by the milky white glaze on the most stylish of pitchers. That is the first piece of brilliance I saw when I came across Farmhouse Pottery. Visionary founders and partners Zoe and James Zilian were combining sturdy utilitarian ceramics with a chic minimal design. Based in Woodstock, VT, the couple opened their storefront and workshop in 2012, and it has since turned into to a full-blown lifestyle brand, but one that is still totally and completely rooted in the same ethos of those first ceramics – utilitarian, but beautiful, taking cues from American pastoral living, and made for farm-to-table eating. The idea came … Continue reading >>

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Il Buco: From Antiques to Fine Dining

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Il Buco is one of those restaurants that any in-the-know New Yorker has definitely been too, and if they haven’t – it’s on their list. But when partners Donna Lennard and Alberto Avalle opened their first location on Bond Street back in 1994, the little storefront was a far cry from the restaurant empire it has become today. In fact, it wasn’t even a restaurant at all! It was an antiques shop, selling small odd and ends from the couple’s travels around the country and the world. Soon, they began serving fresh Italian favorites in the backyard to friends and store-regulars. The private meals became … Continue reading >>

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The Iconic Seagrams building

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Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue! Nothing is nicer on a warm Spring night, then riding in a taxi up Park Avenue passing one of my favorite buildings, the Seagrams building. I’ve always been drawn to it with its dark glass facade that lights up with a warm glowing grid of bronze and darkened windows at night, and with the imminent closing of the Four Seasons Restaurant, I thought I’d take a closer look at this innovative and holistic approach to design. The iconic minimalist building really was the first of its kind. Designed by Mies van der Rohe … Continue reading >>

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The Whimsically Painted Ceramics of A. Zarraluqui

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Whimsical indeed. I love, love, love these ceramics. I came across the Madrid-based painter via Instagram, and just had to find out more about these fabulous, hand-painted platters and dishes. I just really am in love the scenes and images she portrays on porcelain – wild flowers, bird of paradise, tiny butterflies, and lush foliage. With a background in fine art, it’s no wonder that there is such fine detail paid to the rendering of her subjects, and the wonderful color shown on the austere white ceramics she uses as her canvas. Andrea Zarraluqui’s take on todays ceramics is truly unique and I … Continue reading >>

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