foodie break: whitman & bloom

Hey, guess what? It’s freaking freezing. Oh, you didn’t hear? Turn on any news station and they’ll tell you alllll about it. If you’re like moi, you probably care less about how cold it is and more about where you can hide out until it’s over. My recommendation? New York City’s Whitman & Bloom. The James Joyce inspired restaurant brightens up an otherwise boring block on 3rd Avenue in Murray Hill, luring in the passerbys with its warm lighting and hip, but unpretentious vibe. Inside, it’s a mix of New York modernity and old European charm, mixing frosted glass and a clean marble bar with dark bookshelves and antique relics and decor. There are plenty of…

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foodie break: @crownNYC81

If you’ve been with us for awhile, you might have picked up on something: the hubs and I have moved to France. Returning home after our RTW was bittersweet, not only because the first part of our adventure was over, but because it quickly turned into another round of goodbyes with all of our most favorite people–and honestly, that was hard enough the first time. The worst goodbye of them all? Saying au revoir to the wino, le duh. Unfortunately, our three week stint stateside didn’t leave much room to visit our beloved New Yorkers (notice I said New Yorkers, not New York itself. The city and I are still in a fight over a…

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foodie break: il ristorante rosi nyc

lWhen I heard the news that my beloved partner in crime and red-headed BFF, the romantic, was making her triumphant return to New York on the same day that my friends Ana from Mrs. O Around the World and Stephane from Four Seasons Doha were visiting, I knew I had to plan something fantastic. Aaaand, cue the inevitable case of panic that every good hostess experiences while trying to plan an Upper East Side dinner fit for a queen (or queens in this case). Luckily, one week before, I had stumbled across one of my newest Upper East Side favorites, Il Ristorante Rosi. A modern Italian salumeria wedged between the luxury shops of Madison Avenue,…

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foodie break: @FSSingapore

When you only have 48 hours in a city, it can be overwhelming. As soon as we arrived in Singapore, we were faced with many important questions. Mainly: where do we go, what do we do, and most importantly, what-oh-WHAT do we eat?? Because we successfully stuffed ourselves silly with dumplings in Chinatown on day one, by day two, we were ready to class things up a bit. Four Seasons Singapore to the rescue. To be honest, I wasn’t exactly sure of what to expect of Singapore in general. The hubs’s school has a campus in the city which makes it a possible long-term destination for us in 2014, but even with our 48-hour stopover…

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