The Answer to What You Can Do is Join the Global Event: Love, Peace & Light November 29!

In the wake of the Paris and Beirut attacks one might feel helpless and ask the question, “What Can I do?” The answer may be in the power of numbers and a collective gathering,  with the mission to heal and uplift the planet through the vibrations of Love, Peace and Light. Led by Dr. Joseph […] Click to read more »


Portugal is a magic country as our readers will know from enjoying contributor Meera Kamra Kelsey’s report on her recent adventures through the Douro region.  And nothing enhances that magic more than a great glass, or two, of wine.  As I reported a couple of years ago, Portugal is on fire as a foodie (and […] Click to read more »

The Best August Wines to Sip While You Enjoy Your Summer Finale By Frank D. Pond

Summer isn’t over at all and lucky for you we have your top picks for the best end of Summer wines to sip while you keep cool. We enlisted our wine expert, Frank D. Pond to pick some of his favorite wines to sip when the heat is on. Pond loves a good dry crisp […] Click to read more »

Top 3 Fine Dining Restaurants in Sin City for 2014: Milos, Guy Savoy & Carnevino

Las Vegas has marked itself as a food destination like San Francisco, New York, New Orleans and Chicago. Newer hotels like The Cosmopolitan, Aria and The Palazzo have all positioned their gambling areas further into the hotel, thus making guest entrances a little less loud, focusing on beautiful aesthetics. These hotels also house some of […] Click to read more »

Bordeaux Wine is well represented, attainable and affordable here in the States By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Bordeaux Under One Roof” took place on Thursday, November 21st at the brand new 4 World Trade Center building on the scenic 54th Floor. This is the first event held in the space that is wall to wall windows facing Brooklyn and Manhattan. Across the street stood the newly iconic Freedom Tower that truly is […] Click to read more »

The Flavors and Essence of Rome are Alive in Brooklyn at Antica Pesa

It’s not often that you meet a restaurant owner in Rome and discover that he also has a spot in your home town.  Last Summer, I was encouraged to try Pierluigi in Rome, as it not only featured dining alfresco, but was supposed to have some of the best Roman food around. In fact, my […] Click to read more »

Seasonally Acute Cuisine, Inspired Design and a Convivial Environment Unite at Manon in NYC

Walking into Manon off of 14th Street in the heart of the Meatpacking harkens back to an earlier era when the Meatpacking was filled with late night eateries, lounges and reworked speakeasy’s that were exciting and played perfectly against the original intent of the neighborhood. Some argue that the neighborhood has shed a few layers […] Click to read more »

Why you need to put Bordeaux, France on your travel radar Editorial & Photos Below By: Steve V. Rodriguez

I can honestly admit that I have come to a place in my life where I welcome the unknown and the surprises that await. By not expecting too much, I find that what is unveiled usually can be quite fulfilling in life. This past Summer my Editor and friend, Frank D. Pond and I were […] Click to read more »

A Picnic at Hanging Rock, Wine Included of course! By Frank D. Pond

  Australia is a country with so much to offer the traveler.  Hip cities, hot beaches, an organic foodie culture, and a spectacular and cutting edge wine industry that hasn’t lost sight of its earthy and rustic roots.  Nowhere can that be seen more easily than in the state of Victoria centered around a true […] Click to read more »

Roasted Chicken at Papilles on Franklin

Papilles in Hollywood is a tiny little treasure of a restaurant that will awaken your tastebuds

When I told my special friend in Paris that I was going to eat at Papilles in Hollywood, he asked me if I knew what the word meant. He said, “these are the cells that capture the taste which creates the sense of taste in our mouth.” – Ahhh, tastebuds! Of course Papilles sounds much […] Click to read more »