Category Archives: Dining

Mezzogiorno:SOHO, Manhattan

Also posted in Observations, Out & About |

A day downtown can feel like a day in Europe with its small boutiques, sidewalk cafés and relaxed pace. I highly recommend it for an easy R & R with a friend. We picked this place based on the white table clothed table on a raised mosaic platform on Spring St. Turns out the food was as delicious as the setting and the collection of Joseph Cornell like art boxes in the back are delightful. No wonder it has a wall of laminated articles and awards near the restrooms.

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Cookshop:Chelsea, Manhattan

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My second time lunching at this farm to table hipster restaurant. Last time it was only slightly filled;this time it was packed. The food was only slightly more delicious than the fragrance from these scented sticks. Divine. And such a serene escape from the noisy dining room.

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Mayia’s:Marfa:TX

Also posted in Commercial Space, Observations |

Sophisticated interior with excellent Italian food. Maya was a friend of Judd's daughter who accompanied her to Marfa after the death of her father... and never left. A theme of many of those we met over the last several days- many of them New Yorkers.

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La Langouste:Flamands,St. Bart’s

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I love the simplicity of a fish tile in a white bathroom. This restaurant is located in a charming small hotel on the beach. We are lunching here for the second day in a row. Mojitos and fresh grilled lobster. Yum.

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La Belle Aurore:Marigot,St Maarten

Also posted in Decor, Out & About |

After a three and one half hour delay due to a faulty anti skid brake part on the aircraft, I arrived to fair skies and balmy temperature. Sure is nice. As we are on the French side of the island, we had lovely food and wine at dinner. And classy glass tiles in the rest room.

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Museum of Art and Design:Manhattan

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In the other side of the floor to ceiling metal beaded double hang is the street and across that an office building. This is so cool.

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Le Grainne: Manhattan

Also posted in Out & About, Signage |

One of the cutest signs yet regarding what not to throw in the toilet. Sorry about the dim lighting restroom ambience. Part of what I love about New York are these transporting neighborhood cafés where one can linger over a meal like breakfast today with crepes, as one friend ordered, or a poached egg atop a chèvre infused potato pancake atop a mountain of ratatouille as I ordered enjoying the food and the lively conversation before heading down the street to visit Chelsea galleries. Bliss. br />


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The Modern: Manhattan

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The ultimate unisex bathroom sign as well as setting. The food in this Danny Meyer restaurant always holds up to the MoMA exhibitions that either precede or follow it.

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Wynwood Kitchen and Bar: NE Miami,FL

Also posted in Commercial Space, Out & About |

What is so special about this toilet seat you are wondering? It has been hand wipes by an employee that's what. He does this for each of the 5 restrooms before the next person can use it. "Mrs. Goldberg insists," he said. Funny that a Jew owns a Cuban fusion restaurant.

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Ola Restaurant at The Sanctuary Hotel:Miami Beach,Fl

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What a concept- finding a sanctuary in Miami Beach. The stone wall feels calming and cooling. The rooms which open on the central courtyard with its interior pond and vegetation would be a sanctuary except it is crowded with tables am diners. Yes the restaurant is in the middle of the space. So who gets to be in the sanctuary?

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