Wine Wednesday: Anew Reisling

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It’s been one day shy of a week since I started dieting. Ben (from The Gin Joint) gave me very specific instructions, but I was concerned. My first question to him was…can I still have wine? Thankfully the answer was YES.  The diet is what he used to lose 190 lbs, and it’s stricter than […]

Le Cirque wine pairing dinner at The Bellagio

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An event after my own heart, in one of my favorite girlfriend getaway cities….LAS VEGAS! The gorgeous Bellagio hotel is scheduled to host its first wine pairing dinner of 2014 at Le Cirque Saturday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. That’s right Le Cirque (and you thought it was only in NY). The four-course menu, created by […]

Brunch takes a twist with Eppa Sangria

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I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Eppa SupraFruta Sangria. I received product samples to facilitate to my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating Sunday brunch is a tradition around the mansion. It’s usually Florentine omelets, toast, and a sparkling flute of mimosa. It sounds […]

Make the Aria’s Red Velvet Pancakes

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If you’ve ever been a guest of one of my favorite Las Vegas hotels, you’ve probably had them. Those FABULOUS Red Velvet Pancakes that Chef Anthony Amoroso entices me with every time I’m there. Whether you’ve enjoyed them in the ARIA Café or had room service bring them up to your room, you’ve probably been […]

Butch, Sundance, and my morning coffee

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It’s been a mere three days since I’ve returned home from the Sundance Film Festival and I’m already missing the laid back Park City style. Walking down the street, sitting down at restaurant, or stopping in to hear some good music at one of the brand lounges, you’ll never know who you’ll run into. Celebs, […]

Chef Avi reveals his cooking secrets

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My favorite chef in the White Mountains is at it again, only this time he’s teaching YOU how to re-create some of those fabulous Stonehurst Manor dishes yourself. Hmmm….with these recipes maybe even I can create his classics at the mansion. If you’d like to try Chef Avi’s OWN cooking, head over to the Stonehurst […]

I’ve gone to the birds

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There are two of us at the mansion…Mr. S and ME. Of course there are also the  bi-weekly visits from Ben, and Clem under foot. So, WHY oh WHY did I agree to accept 40 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast for a review from Zaycon Foods? After spending 3 hours splitting and re-wrapping the […]

Butcher Block Grill comes to Boca Raton

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Tucked in an unassuming shopping plaza on West Camino Real in The Fountains Center in Boca Raton is an unexpected treat that delighted this diner. My first impression when pulling in and seeing the simple sign, was a little disappointing, but once I was seated and took a look at the menu, I knew that […]