The Buffet Is Closed

During the final quarter of 2014 I committed a dietary sin every day of the week. 1.  my cheese addiction took hold of me2.  potato chips were my best friend 3.  I fell off my daily juicing habit4.  Mexican takeout5.  Thai takeout6.  Chinese takeout7.  chocolate, chocolate, chocolateThe bright side is that my diet was exemplary the first…

True Confessions

It’s a new year and I must confess that I failed in my year end resolution. I was supposed to stay away from my most favorite food from October through New Year’s Day.EPIC FAIL….but who cares? Overall,2014 was a good year. So much so, that I gave myself permission to indulge in my favorite things…

La Dolce Vita

My week of New York meetings has been exhausting. I’ve had a rough few weeks and the thought of spending my days in long meetings and conferences was not giving me feelings of joy. But when a day of meetings ends with a private Fall 2012 preview and dinner at the Valentino showroom, I have no reason…

A Bit of Advice

If you’re going to live on chocolate, you’d better be velib-ing everywhere.  it doesn’t have to hurt 

BOO!!

I was never one for ghosts and goblins but I must say, I do enjoy watching the antics of others when Halloween rolls around. I saw an interesting documentary a few nights ago about the origins of Halloween. It spoke of it’s 20th century origins and the marketing that has taken it round the world. The…

No Contest

As much as I might pine for Paris daily and quietly lament American excess (of which I am most certainly guilty); I have no trouble looking at the flaws of my favorite city full on. I know without a shadow of doubt that the French lag woefully behind Americans in one area: The Chocolate Chip…

Sweet Inspiration

I was struck by a strong desire to bake something sweet today. I’m not entirely certain why. In any case, I have chocolate chip with pecan as well as peanut butter cookie doughs chilling in the fridge. I’ll bake those tomorrow evening. If that isn’t enough, I have a lemon apricot tart cooling on the kitchen counter….

Inspired By Picasso

 I received a small box of chocolates by mail from a friend…completely melted! They looked a hot, sticky mess initially and I almost tossed them. Of course, that would not have been a me thing to do. I never, ever, under any circumstance throw away something as absolutely necessary as chocolate. Even when they are…

No Ordinary Love

Sweetest Taboo There is nothing better than the stunning decadence of French life. There is one universal truth about the French; they love a little something sweet. Let me rephrase that. They LOVE chocolate. I partook in the decadence as much as seemed appropriate (that would be a whole lot). It’s important for a visitor…