Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2017’

Art MAXXI Rome Feature

MAXXI (National Museum of 21st Century Arts)- ROME

I adore Rome for the history, culture, architecture, cuisine and fashion but on a recent trip to Rome I was blown away by the MAXXI museum for the sheer beauty of the contemporary structure designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid. The MAXXI is a stunning modern structure amid Rome’s historical structures. The juxtaposition of the MAXXI with the surrounding …

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Food Gallura Rome Feature

GALLURA Ristorante- Seductive Seafood-Rome

When traveling internationally I always ask a client, friend or colleague for their recommendation for a dinning venue. On a recent trip to Rome I was told that Gallura was the place to go for fresh and beautifully prepared seafood. Being a lover of great food I had to give it a try! Located in a beautiful residential area not …

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Food Travel Beniot NYC

BENOIT New York- Alain Ducasse

Benoît by master French chef Alain Ducasse is a fantastic bistro in mid-town Manhattan. With a café and more formal restaurant, this bistro serves great food at affordable prices with a fun Gallic ambience. My sister invited me for brunch on a Sunday while I was in New York for business. Since it was restaurant week, Benoit was offering a …

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Fashion RalphRusso

Ralph & Russo- British Couture Glam

I am enamored by art and feel that hand tailored clothing in the tradition of Haute Couture is an art form. The British fashion line of Ralph & Russo creates wearable art in the grand tradition of Haute Couture. Ralph & Russo have ateliers in London and Paris with an in house store at Harrods in London. These are clothes …

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Food Avra NYC

AVRA- Fantastic Greek fare- New York

I was recently in New York for business and a had a fantastic lunch at AVRA on East 60th street in Manhattan. I adore freshly prepared grilled fish and AVRA has the most sumptuous display of fresh fish where you can select your catch of the day! The ambience and décor are inviting with an large open dining room, large …

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Food PoloBar NYC

The “Exclusive” POLO Bar- New York

I was recently invited to the Polo Bar in New York for a belated Birthday dinner by my dear friend Hamid. When I received the invitation, I was taken aback as I had heard it was very hard to secure a reservation for dinner. Hamid had gone through great lengths to make the reservation and to surprise me. A truly …

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Food Travel Sant Ambroeus F01

Sant Ambroeus- Mouthwatering authentic Italian dining- New York

I had the pleasure of dining at Sant Ambroeus on a recent trip to New York. Sant Ambroeus hails from Milan, founded in 1936 and is your typical Italian, high end coffee house and restaurant. When you enter, there are small tables with the coffee bar on one side and an amazing display with an assortment of small tantalizingly sandwiches, …

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Art Sanjay Kasiwal. F02

Sanjay Kasiwal- Exquisite hand made jewelry

My grandfather on my mother’s side was in wholesale jewelry in the Middle East, so you can say that I have jewelry in my veins. Twelve years ago, on a trip to Jaipur India I had the esteem pleasure of meeting Sanjay Kasiwal the owner of the Gem Palace in Jaipur and his namesake stores in New York and other …

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