Friday, April 10, 2015

New SF restaurant that has one Michelin star written all over it!


This new restaurant is Mourad.  The gorgeous interior was done by Lundberg Design who did Larry Ellison's house on Billionaires row on Broadway in San Francisco.  The owner of Mourad also owns Aziza restaurant here in SF which has one Michelin star so I knew Mourad will be minimally as good as Aziza if not better.  Let's just say I will not be surprised to see Mourad get two Michelin stars soon.  The food is Californian/ French/ Moroccan fusion cuisine.  The result was delectable.  Couscous was especially fluffy and yummy.  I can eat that all day long!  Short rib melts in your mouth.  Don't bother to chew. Caviar on brioche with maple syrup was just divine; right amount of sweetness and saltiness!  The only things I had reservation of is the rose desert.  But that's a minor quip compared to everything I had.  I will be back!      

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer for Target


One of the favorite brand of ladies who do lunch crowd at Palm Beach has decided to go mass market... for a limited time anyway.  Lilly Pulitzer is known for fun tropical prints with lots of gold accents and this target collaboration does not disappoint; lots of prints and lots of gold accents!  Unfortunately there is nothing for guys so I'm safe there.  However, LP for T does have a home collection which I'm excited about.  I love the glass carafe with a tinge of fuchsia on the bottom.  I think it'll look very good at night.  Those gold plated swizzle sticks and charms are perfect for parties so I'll picking those up.  White ceramic garden stools are great for outdoors and can easily keep clean.  Love that!  The hammock can be cool although I'm not so sure about the busy pattern and the fringes.  If I get that, I'll chop off those fringes for sure.  I like the Boom Boom teak beach chair but those pompoms will be lopped off for sure.  Lastly those cocktail glasses are so perfect for dinner parties.  They are a fun must haves. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Traditional venetian cup done in a new way


I love it when artists/ designers taking something old and address it in a new way.  That's what artist Fujiko Enami did.  She basically takes the traditional venetian millefiori technique but patterned it in a mid century style.  And voila!  A brand new way of producing traditional glass in a modern way.  Get yours at Sara Japanese Pottery.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The must have shoes this season!

Probably the cutest shoes ever made for adult male, these Fendi monster slip-on is selling out everywhere quick.  Unless you have a pair of large feet, I don't think it's possible for you to find another pair of these slip-on anywhere in US or perhaps in the world... 

Monday, March 2, 2015

A piece of Herzog & de Meuron


Unless you are top 0.01% earner, you can't possibly afford to have a piece of Herzog & de Meuron.... until now.  The 2001 Pritzker Prize winners are doing an extension for Tate Modern in London.  The Starchitcts were known for their sublime architecture including the remodeling of a factory in 2000 that became Tate Modern.  Now 15 years later, they are building a new addition to Tate Modern in London.  Tate shop is selling limited edition brick sculptures that are shape of Tate Modern to collectors for 1450 pounds each.  While the sculptures are far cry from being affordable for everyone but they are certainly a lot cheaper than commissioning Herzog & de Meuron to design privately for one's personal projects.  There are only 250 of these sculptures available.  Get your while you can.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jewel tone bowls for your entertaining needs


I'm always on a constant lookout for bowls and plates for my tableware needs.  So when I laid my eyes on these bowls, I thought they would be perfect for ice cream or gazpacho.  I know it's not even spring yet but hey, it's never too early to prepare for a festive dinner party!  Vitreluxe crystal bowls come in two sizes: 4" diameter at $78 each or 7" diameter at $285.  They are available in 6 different jewel tones: Amber, Aqua, Berry, Sea Green, Topaz, Violet.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Walk all over Damien Hirst


These boots are made for walking and they are made for walking all over Damien Hirst's Beautiful saucy spit roast it'll all end in tears rug!!  Never mind about the art's long title....  But this limited editioned (7) rug will cost you a hefty $45,000 if you want to walk all over it.  While this is not a cheap rug by any means, but when was the last time one can purchase a Damien Hirst art work that is 6'6" wide and cost less than a million dollars?