The 7 Question Interview – Chef Bruce Sherman- The North Pond Restaurant – Chicago, IL

The 7 Question Interview – Chef Bruce Sherman- The North Pond Restaurant – Chicago, IL

Ava Stochinsky on November 04, 2017

I don`t think there is a more picturesque setting for a restaurant in Chicago. We feel very fortunate that their head Chef, Bruce Sherman, took the time to answer our questions. What is your earliest memory of loving food? Comfort food comes to mind – braised lamb shanks at around seven years old, potato-stuffed veal […] read more»

FrostBites – Natural Fruit, Botanical Cordials and Syrups

FrostBites – Natural Fruit, Botanical Cordials and Syrups

Ava Stochinsky on October 19, 2017

This is the inaugural article series where I feature products I love. Let’s face it…it will mostly be food and drink items. I was inspired when I took in the Make It show, in Saint Albert in April. It was chalk full of well curated small businesses, but one stood in particular. FrostBites, which is […] read more»

Shutters on the Beach :: Santa Monica, CA

Shutters on the Beach :: Santa Monica, CA

Lara Smith on October 03, 2017

Simply put, Shutters on the Beach is a wonderful little oasis in the mist of Santa Monica and its beach. This hotel is in a perfect location on the Santa Monica boardwalk. The staff took care of us in a way that we felt like royalty. From the initial valet service, the checkin and our […] read more»

Telegraph Hill Luxury Robes

Telegraph Hill Luxury Robes

Ava Stochinsky on September 03, 2017

If you are looking for a special gift for pretty much anyone, look n further than one of the luxury robes offered by Telegraph Hill. The robe I chose was the Chocolate Seersucker. It is made of 100% miccrofiber, and may be one of the most comfortable garments I have come across. The microfiber was […] read more»

The 7 Question Interview – Chef Devon Junkin – BO-beau kitchen + bar – Ocean Beach, CA

The 7 Question Interview – Chef Devon Junkin – BO-beau kitchen + bar – Ocean Beach, CA

Ava Stochinsky on August 11, 2017

The atmosphere is classy but casual and the overall aesthetic is very well thought out. It has an upscale rustic vibe with hipster accents like string lights. They offer French comfort food you can’t pass up. Our one big tip, is do not leave the premises without trying their brussel sprouts. We had the distinct […] read more»

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Food

Herringbone at Aria – Las Vegas, Nevada

Ava Stochinsky on November 12, 2017

Herringbone has now a dazzling new location at Aria Resort. In its desert home at Las Vegas, the grand Aria is famous for its intricate combination of restaurants and cuisines of various origins. It is home to the timeless Italian cuisine Carbone restaurant and to the Corner View : cafe for exquisite breakfast. It has […] read more»

Shopping

Telegraph Hill Luxury Robes

Ava Stochinsky on September 03, 2017

If you are looking for a special gift for pretty much anyone, look n further than one of the luxury robes offered by Telegraph Hill. The robe I chose was the Chocolate Seersucker. It is made of 100% miccrofiber, and may be one of the most comfortable garments I have come across. The microfiber was […] read more»

Wine, Spirits & Liquids

FrostBites – Natural Fruit, Botanical Cordials and Syrups

Ava Stochinsky on October 19, 2017

This is the inaugural article series where I feature products I love. Let’s face it…it will mostly be food and drink items. I was inspired when I took in the Make It show, in Saint Albert in April. It was chalk full of well curated small businesses, but one stood in particular. FrostBites, which is […] read more»