I interviewed dear friend, Antica Pesa proprietor, Francesco Panella. A man after my heart, Francesco is as charming as he is good looking and he owns one of my favorite restaurant companies in the world. That’s right, I said the world.
Vijat is an artist, drawing you into another world, another space with his photography (the sets that he creates are marvelous) so naturally I thought of Brooklyn Farmacy for our shoot.
Joined by two foodie girlfriends, Raquel and Katie, I ventured to Chinatown restaurant Nyonya, one of the few places in NYC specializing in Singaporean & Peranakan food. I guess that’s the amazing thing about living in NY huh. It being such a cultural melting pot, there’s usually someplace that can satisfy your cravings.
I’m so honored to be included in Boy Meets Girl’s Muse of the Week alongside other amazing women — survivors, entrepreneurs — and of course, company founder and CEO Stacy Igel. Here’s a quick peak of the Q&A and photo from the shoot where I discovered a new hidden gem cafe / bookstore and yoga studio overlooking Union Square, Juvamukti Yoga. Click through for more!
Koreatown is in another stage of evolution now, becoming a real foodie destination with cuisine and dining experience to be reckoned with. I can’t think of a better example of this than the restaurant we chose, Her Name is Han.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.
― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Earlier this August, I took a 20 minute cab ride from my place in Brooklyn into seemingly another world.
On August 2nd the first annual Secret Summer food and cocktail festival is taking place at the Foundry in Long Island City. Inspired by the A Mid-summer Night’s Dream theme I had a little fun with cinematographers Brandon Taylor & Eric Branco at Brooklyn’s Botanic Gardens.