Wednesday, September 28

Now you know that my drink is Lemon Drop

Following my previous post on Lemon Drop and after a memorable trip to LA now I have to learn how to make one!

1 part Absoult Citron
1 part Triple Sec
1 part fresh lemon juice
Mix, shake, strain into a sugar rimmed martini glass, et voilá!

Sweet & Sour, like the good things in life... mmmm yellow Diva!

Saturday, September 24

Ladurée macarons now in NYC Upper East Side

Maison Ladurée, the famed centuries-old Parisian macaron shop and now global chain, opened its first US store on Madison and 70th on August 30th and has plans for another one soon in Soho. Visit Laduree and follow them in facebook MaisonLaduree

The small storefront is tastefully French style with a long counter displaying chocolates, the famed macarons, and small pastries and sorbet, while nooks and crevices offer collections of candles, collectors edition boxes, and towers of macarons.

Ladurée, which first established a tea room near the Place de la Concorde in 1862, is said to have originated the French macaron as we know it: not the little round cakes, but the idea of sandwiching a pair with a filling. That happened some 60 ago. Read my previous post about macarons.

Ladurée, 864 Madison Avenue (71st Street), (646) 558-3157, open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6. Macarons in 15 flavors are $2.70 each; chocolates, $10 and up; ice cream, $8.50.

Thursday, September 22

We can all make a difference. Ideas are welcome.

I am looking for a cause, something that would inspire me and others! and I will create a non-profit or similar. I love children around the world... a better future... a better and healthier world. Share with me some ideas!! And I will make it happen!!
We can all make a difference. It is time. Please leave your comment below.

Saturday, September 10

Finally the Prius is not the only Hybrid Spaceship! Meet Ora-Ïto's UFO and EVO

Fench product designer Ora-Ïto created two hybrid cars: The “UFO” & the “Evo mobil”, both inspired by the iconic ‘DS’ and ‘Traction Avant’ cars from Cit­roën. He build these sculptures combining the dream of the formal and the future of technology. So, they are not real cars, well... anyways I don't know if I am looking to the future of the interpretation of the future in the past. Visit his design and architecture studio at

Learn more at ora-itoevo-mobil and ora-ito/evo-mobil

Friday, September 2

Heal the food chain, go back to basics

Johnny Kelly produced an animated video for Chipotle, the Mexican food chain, to support its efforts towards responsible food production. The entire stop motion piece was shot on a table top that is cleared off halfway through the video to make room for building the factory. Originally trained as a graphic designer, Kelly is an innovative creative and animation director. Learn more at nexusproductions/johnny-kelly

You can watch more steps of the production at