H 47x79cm(19x31inch) Footstool,Modern Simple Round Fabric Small Stool,Sofa Stool Stool shoes Bench Home Stool-b 47x36cm(19x14inch) Makeup oaogqw2006-Stools

I don’t go to many press events. It’s not that I don’t like getting to taste new and interesting things, or check out restaurants before they open and to get a glimpse of what they’re going to do. But I prefer to go and have a relaxing time, and to enjoy and experience the place as a customer would. Another thing that’s challenging about press events is that they can sometimes be a scrum, as anywhere where there’s complimentary food or drink involved.

That happened to me when I attended a cocktail soirée at a very posh hotel. I was personally invited by the publicist and the bartender was quite well-known and quite competent. And as I found out when I arrived, also quite dashing.

TXXM Barstools Modern Minimalist bar Chair high stools Home Solid Wood bar Stool (color B)

H 47x79cm(19x31inch) Footstool,Modern Simple Round Fabric Small Stool,Sofa Stool Stool shoes Bench Home Stool-b 47x36cm(19x14inch) Makeup oaogqw2006-Stools

GuoWei Coat Hat Rack Wall-Mounted Wood Hanging Hooks Shelf Organizer Entryway Hallway Living Room Bedroom (color White, Size 60x12x16.5cm)

Summer has just started and temperatures have been hovering close to 100ºF (37ºC). It’s been hard to stay cool but I’ve learned that temperatures are lower first thing in the morning, so I wake up earlier and get some tasks out of the way before the full blast of heat begins to slowly roast me, and my kitchen. The other thing that’s hitting us at…

AIDELAI Bar Stool Chair- Nordic Make-up Stool Modern Minimalist Fashion White Hairy Dresser Stool European-Style Makeup Stool Saddle Seat

LIUSHIJITUAN 100% Cotton Reading Cushion, Sofa Detachable Long Pillow-G 150x25x50cm(59x10x20inch)

Not a day goes by when I don’t get a message requesting a restaurant recommendation in Paris. (Curiously, I also get asked for restaurant recommendations in cities I’ve never lived in, or even visited.) My promise to you is that I’ll only write up or recommend places I’ve been to, and with apologies to all who’ve asked for restaurant recommendations on social media, if I…

Monarch Specialties I 3146 Grey bluee Tile Top Hammered Silver Corner Etagere, 30

Anti-Fatigue Mat for Kitchen Standing Desk, Commercial Ergonomics Workplace Workshop Garage, Durable Floor Corner Non-Slip, Comfort Relieve Pressure,bluee
C 200x220cm(79x87inch) Japanese Tatami,Thick Tatami Mattress,Folding Bed Tweezers Double Single Student Dormitory Mattress-g 100x200cm(39x79inch)

We’re buckling down for a heatwave that’s on its way, with temperatures heading up to 40ºC (104ºF). Fortunately I’ve got a small stockpile of fans I’ve been collecting over the years, and few bottles of rosé in the refrigerator. (And my refrigerator actually has an ice-maker.) I sometimes bring a bag as a host gift when invited for dinner…but this week, I’m saving them all…

Continue reading...

RHHWJJXB Solid Wood Storage Stool Toy Storage Stool Change shoes Stool Makeup Chair Multifunctional Sofa Pedal Adult Can Sit (color A)
C YD Lazy Chair - Recliner Balcony Adult Moon Chair Large Foldable Moon Chair No Footstool (color B) HomeRoots Décor 295067-OT Cylinder Vase, Multicolor

I don’t quite exactly when things shifted, but for many years, if you wanted salt you either bought granulated table salt, usually sold in a round canister for less than a dollar, or kosher salt, which came in a big box. Kosher salt didn’t get its name because it’s kosher, it’s because the bulkier crystals are a better size for salting meat, which koshers it….

Storage Rack- Triangle Kitchen Rack Free Punch Wall Hanging Condiment Storage Rack Hook Bathroom Toilet Toilet Universal ZXMDMZ (Size Three Layers)

Standing Coat Racks Wall Mount Hook, Heavy Duty Satin Nickel Hooks on Wooden Board Coat Rack, Hooks for Towels Coats Clothes -0223 (color 4 Hooks)
Sturdy Folding Chair Jiale Metal Folding Chair European Minimalist Chair Portable Lunch Break Chair (58×11×92cm) Beautiful Appearance Saves Space Nursery Semicircle Doormat Circus Carnival Artful Festive Pattern Dancing Characters Toys Clowns Entertainment Halfmoon doormats H 43.3 xD 64.9 Multicolor

Not many of us saw it coming, certainly not me, way back in 1989 when La Brea Bakery opened, and I thought, “Who the heck is going to buy freshly baked bread in Los Angeles? That’ll never work…” And the rest, as they say, is history, as La Brea Bakery and Campanile restaurant, the adjacent restaurant in the same Spanish-style building (that Charlie Chaplin built),…

Casual Home 220-05 021-45 Director Chair, 24 , Honey Oak Frame Brown Canvas

Furniture Legs Adjustable TV Cupboard feet Coffee Table Sofa feet Furniture feet Support Legs Legs bluee (color 4 pcs, Size 15CM)
orange 806020cm LXLIGHTS Upholstered Headboard European Style Bedside Cushion Waist Pad Bay Window Bed Wedge Lumbar Pillow Soft Case, Comfortable and Breathable (color orange, Size 60 60 20cm)

New York Restaurants and Bakeries

Kitchen Shelf Floor Microwave Oven Shelf Kitchen Storage Rack Stainless Steel Pot Racks Shelves -by TIANTA

  Here’s a round-up of places I visited recently in New York City. One happy change (which is also happening in cities elsewhere) is the proliferation of excellent bakeries making top-quality artisan bread, as well as bakeries with a global focus. While Americans don’t buy bread daily, as the French do, you can get terrific bread and pastries if you know where to look. Restaurants…

Continue reading...

Papaya isn’t a very common fruit in many parts of the world. But if you go to the tropics, you’ll see them piled up at markets, and even alongside the roads, where people are selling the overload from their trees. Papaya is a curious fruit that is often just out of the sightline of our radars, and is usually eaten fresh. Some varieties are spectacularly…

ZF Collections Clear Modern Bookshelf Bookcase Book Rack Display Storage Thickened Compact Organizer Shelf for CDs, Movies & Books, White, 3 4 Tires

When I originally came up with this ice cream, the year was 2009, which seems like a long, long time ago, in so many ways. Absinthe had been banned in France since 1914, blamed for a host of societal ills, even being accused of causing people to go crazy (which has since been debunked; most blame additives added to cheap absinthe, which caused brain damage),…

WYQSZ Coat Rack - Solid Wood Wall Hanging Rack Wall Coat Rack Hanging Wall Hanger Fashion Creative Porch Coat Rack - Coat Rack 8563 (Size G)