Where to dine in Montreal for fresh, local and seasonal cuisine

When you think of Montreal cuisine, you immediately think of French inspired food mixed with local favorites,  like poutine. Neither, are currently on my diet regime and definitely fall on the heavier side of eating. On my last two visits to Montreal, I was pleasantly surprised to find a slew of modern, yet casual,  restaurants […] Click to read more »

G.T.S Gym, Tan and Spa at the new Equinox Printing House in the West Village

You may know DJ Bryan Galvan for his slammin mixes, many of which we’ve featured here at Progressive Pulse, but today he gives us a tour of the new Equinox Printing House, which features 40,000 square feet of gym, spa and an amazing rooftop pool and sun deck. Located in the heart of the West […] Click to read more »

RESERVEDnyc served the vibrant cuisine of the Caribbean to a stylish guestlist featuring Project Runway Winner, Anya Youngchee

Ocean Style Magazine served the modern Caribbean cuisine prepared by five different chefs from top restaurants in New York and the Caribbean last week to a very stylish guestlist. Chefs included, Chef Christophe Blatz, Executive Chef at Curtain Bluff Resort, Antigua, Chef Veejooruth Purmessur at Group Pastry Chef Sandals/Beaches Resorts, Bahamas, Chef Sean Jean, Chef/Owner […] Click to read more »

Perfect Summertime cocktail recipe, The Americano from Social Eatz Mixologist, Orson Salicetti

Head Mixologist, Orson Salicetti, at Top Chef  Angelo Sosa’s restaurant, Social Eatz, creates the perfect Summertime cocktail, The Americano. This twist on the classic cocktail adds grapefruit juice, sage and green peppercorn for a refreshingly updated version. Get the recipe and visit Social Eatz in New York. The Americano: 1 part Campari 1 part Sweet […] Click to read more »

Top Summer Wine Picks by Frank D. Pond

When the heat of summer hits and I start thinking about running away to a beautiful place filled with great food, wine, people and fun, my thoughts almost always go to Italy.  With that in mind, I thought I would search wine.com for some spectacular options and bargains that well represented the wines of Italy […] Click to read more »

The Jazz of Food: Sublime Tastes of New Orleans By Frank D. Pond

In my companion piece, (NOLA And All That Jazz),  I discuss the music and fabric of the most unique City in the US, New Orleans, where I recently enjoyed two weekends of music and fun during Jazz Fest 2012.  But, here, I think we need to focus on the unique food capital that the Big […] Click to read more »

Shahr Salon and Wellness Center brings inner and outer beauty to West Hollywood

Shahr Salon & Wellness Center recently opened in West Hollywood offering a unique combination of beauty services and holistic treatments. From hair and facials to yoga classes and tarot card readings, Shahr is a perfect oasis to spend an afternoon for beauty within and without. Visit Shahr at 9053 Nemo Street in West Hollywood. www.shahrla.com […] Click to read more »

NOLA AND ALL THAT JAZZ: The Music of New Orleans by Frank D. Pond

Annually, I give in to my more sybaritic, if not hedonistic, tendencies and head to the Crescent City for a weekend of jazz, food and play (with a little culture thrown in too).  This year, I took that to a whole new level and went to both weekends of the Jazz and Heritage Fest (formerly […] Click to read more »

Bites: The Fiddlehead By Meera Kamra-Kelsey

Ah, a walk in shady woods in spring.  Varies little anywhere in north-eastern North America.  Mother Nature decorates the tableau with unparalleled feng shui to engage all our senses.  Underfoot is a springy carpet woven from years of fallen leaves and needles.  The ceiling is speckled sky-blue and white, walls of fresh green unfurling leaves […] Click to read more »

Chef Angelo Sosa talks about his new book, “Flavor Exposed” plus his restaurant Social Eatz

Chef Angelo Sosa chats to Kimberly Hayes about his new book, “Flavor Exposed” which combines recipes with personal stories from Chef Sosa’s background. Sosa and Hayes met at Sosa’s first restaurant on the Eastside, Social Eatz to sample some signature dishes from the restaurant and discuss the book. Watch the video interview below and get […] Click to read more »