Does Higher Thread Count Mean Higher Quality Bedding?

For many years, it has been commonly thought that the higher the thread count, the better the quality of sheets and bedding. We interviewed Vicki Fulop, founder of startup Brooklinen, to get her thoughts. CL: We’ve always heard that high thread count means better sheets and bedding. A lot of brands charge hundreds for bedding with […]

Suntory Toki Whisky Review – Japanese Blended Whisky

In Japan, new food and beverage brands are created with not only the country’s cultural respect and admiration for tradition, but also an artistry in innovation and creativity. Invention is just as revered as tradition, with inspiration coming from nature to technology. Thus is the case with Suntory Toki Whisky, an out-of-the-box blended whisky expression from […]

Chef Recipe: Gaby Brasserie’s Steak Au Poivre

For pairing with Bordeaux or Burgundy wines, Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey of Gaby Brasserie Française at Sofitel New York always recommends beef, or something rich and flavorful. Below, he shares with us their recipe for Steak Au Poivre, or Steak with Peppercorn Sauce. Steak Au Poivre Exec. Chef Sylvain Harribey, Gaby Brasserie Française at Sofitel New […]

Grilled Garlic and Summer Squash Skewers with Chimichurri

Summer begs for grilling, and this grilled squash skewers recipe is perfect for taking advantage of the outdoors.

Shake It Up: 5 Easy Beer Cocktails for National Beer Day

Celebrate National Beer Day on April 7th with five delicious beer cocktails that will win over both friends and foes of hops!  Here are a few of our favorite tips, to ensure your best brewtail experience. Chill The Beer Make sure your beer is cold before using it in a cocktail. While other drinks can be […]

Blackberry Chipotle Red Wine Barbecue Sauce

Nothing says game day like barbecue and grilling! Check out this red wine barbecue sauce recipe, featuring red wine, berries, balsamic vinegar, and adobe. Perfect for chicken, ribs, or wings.

Wine Review: Joseph Phelps Scheurebe 2012, St. Helena

Wine: Joseph Phelps Scheurebe 2012, Spring Valley Ranch Vineyard, St. Helena Varietals: 100% Scheurebe Color: Notes: A unique grape varietal of German origin, Joseph Phelps Eisrébe 2012 is rich and luscious, with lemon, grassy herbs, grapefruit, honeysuckle, mango, and vanilla on the nose. Sweet honey and concentrated flavors of lemon zest, apricot and floral. Balanced acid and […]

5 Game Time Cocktails for Football Season

Summer may be gone, but with the change in weather, the smell of leaves and pigskin is in the air. Football season is upon us, and our friends at Sazerac have been gracious enough to provide a few inspirational cocktails that are sure to please that NFL, NFC and AFC fan in your crew. We […]

Living Green: 5 Ideas for Winter Gardening

There are many ways to keep your gardening passions alive even through the harshest cold spells. Use our checklist below to inspire your winter green thumb.

Pampered Pooches: The Best Gifts to Get Your Pup

The products we’ve selected below were personally tested will give you the best bang for your buck when you’re looking for doggy gifts and the best gifts to get your pup for the holiday season.

10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil For Skin Care

In her latest book, The Recipe for Radiance: Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets in Your Kitchen, beauty expert Alexis Bean shares over 100 tips from the world’s best beauty experts on how to use foods-inside and out-to create healthy, glowing skin. With coconut oil and oil pulling being a hot topic in the news this summer, […]

Neapolitan Trifles Recipe For Your Next Party

If you are looking for an dessert recipe that looks great, designed to travel, and is fun for any occasion, this neapolitan trifles recipe is the right recipe for you. Enjoy!

Farmer’s Market Vegetable Quiche Recipe from 2 Sparrows

This vegetable quiche recipe calls for fresh feta, asparagus, and arugula from your local farmer’s market. You can easily replace them with whatever is in season, and local to your area. 2 Sparrows Farmer’s Market Quiche Recipe Yield: 1 quiche large enough to feed 8-10 people (depending on how big the slices are cut) Utensils […]

#WineWednesday Guest Post – How to Open Wine (an ode to the corkscrew)

Today’s blog post comes to you courtesy of guest blogger, Harry Clark.  Harry is a wine aficionado, one of the best local wine brokers in Orlando, and has a taste for great grapes at affordable prices.  Check him out at PRPWines or on Facebook. Yesterday, a friend asked me to write something about wine.  When […]