Sunday, August 24, 2008

Hidden Beer Garden in Brooklyn

Franklin Park

Check out this great outdoor space for cocktails in Brooklyn!! With tons of beers on tap, special cocktails, and a large outdoor space with lots of seating, you will be sure to have a great finish to your Brooklyn evening! I know you will be excited to find caipirinhas on the menu, but don't bother to order here! (too strong, not enough lime...) You are best off ordering a pint of beer, or a glass of red wine. Make sure you bring cash - they don't take credit cards!!

618 St. Johns Place (bt. Franklin Ave & Classon Ave)
Brooklyn (near Botanic Gardens)
(718) 975-0196

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ivy Hour Alumni Events in San Diego

Ivy Hour

Want to connect with other professionals in San Diego?? Join the Ivy Hour group for tons of exciting events each month. Young professionals in the area take turns hosting events from casino fundraiser nights, to Padres game excursions, to wine tastings to good old-fashioned cocktail hours. Reconnect with and meet other people from other Ivy League schools in this fun (yet exclusive!) environment!! Make the most of your San Diego existenstence!

Sexy Lingerie Destination in Los Angeles

Faire Frou Frou

Come to this sensual destination for all things sexy, sensual, decadent and fabulous! You will love the collection of beautiful, glorious items for home, yourself, and intimate encounters - in the sexiest, most luxurious assortment. You can even shop online if you are in a rush or not in the area! The website is extremely user-friendly and easy to navigate, with great images. The line is superbly edited and will provide you with anything you may want or desire.

13017A Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 783-4970

Custom Jewelry in Los Angeles

Charlotte's Fine Jewelry

Pick up a fabulous piece of fine jewelery or have your own design created here! This talented artisan has been creating custom keepsakes for my family for years! You will love the attention to detail, and sensitivity to design in each and every piece created by Charlotte in this fantastic space in Southern California for years. Anything you can dream up, she can create!

40 N. Baldwin Ave
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Ph: (626) 355-2818

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Make Paper in NYC!!

Dieu Donne Papermill

Get into it - cover yourself with paper pulp! Create a masterpiece!

Check out this crazy, super art oriented destination for anything imaginable in PAPER! Yes! Blue jeans, linen, cotton... anything with pulp and fiber can be cooked, mascerated and churned into pulp that you can destine for your own fine art works! Create something meaningful for your mom, your significant other, or your own wall at this amazing fine-tuned industrial/production orientented/art obsessed locale. Check out class schedules and make your own artistic appointment.

315 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Recipe: Nicoise Inspired Rice Salad

Rice Salad

-1 cup rice, cooked
-1 can tuna, drained
-1 onion, diced
-3 small shallots, diced
-several (about 5) radishes, thinly sliced
-2 handfuls fresh basil, leaves thinly sliced
-several hard boiled eggs, sliced in wedges
-2 small tomatos, sliced in wedges
-olives (if desired)

-olive oil
-red wine vinegar
-juice of 1 lemon
-2TB Dijon mustard
-dried oregano

-In a large bowl, combine radishes, onions, shallots, olives (if using), basil and mix together. Add tuna (break apart). Add rice and mix together.

-In a smaller bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well with a fork. Pour over rice mixture.

-Transfer to a serving dish. Layer slices of egg and tomato on top. Sprinkle with basil. Serve at room temperature.