+ Yunhong Chopsticks 002 | Yunhong Chopsticks Shop New York

Yunhong Chopsticks Shop New York

In the Heart of New York City’s China Town, one might not be surprised to find a Chopstick’s boutique. This is for good reason, as Yunhong Chopsticks is filled with over 200 different styles of the ancient utensil. Yunhong Chopsticks is a well known Chinese franchise, and this is the first outlet in the US. The chopsticks are crafted from materials as widespread as… Read More

+ Min03B | MiN Apothecary NYC

MiN Apothecary NYC

On a hidden street in Soho, New York City, sits Min. A wonderful perfumery if exotic scents from the world’s varied cultures. Some are well known, while others are obscure and seductive from seldom heard brand names like, Keiko Mecheri, Frapin, Amouage, Kilian, Cire Trudon. An overall dark masculine atmosphere which makes it a place to escape the street bustle. Relax and spend time lounging on the plush chesterfields, while your nose is choosing the perfect gift.

+ La Colombe 010 | La Colombe Coffee Shop -  New York

La Colombe Coffee Shop – New York

The design pulled us in, and the coffee had us coming back. We were pleasantly surprised by La Colombe (no relationship to Colombia, fyi). The Soho, New York location is excellent in its centrality, you are sure to be near it on any journey downtown, and it fills a major geographical coffee gap between the East & West Villages’ cafes. There are 2 other locations in New York City, 2 in Philadelphia and a representative in Chicago and Seoul, South Korea.

+ Malabi custard, with nuts, and orange sauce

Balaboosta Restaurant Nolita

However, Balaboosta is a step beyond in refinement, taste, construction and delicacy. Our third ‘small-plate’ was a truly world class gazpacho. It featured a cantaloupe base and was embedded with Almond Brittle and Jicama-Mint relish. The mix of the sweetness of the cantaloupe combined with the fresh tomato and hint of spice from the relish make this as flavorful as fresh garden with the lightness of a granita. As we are wont to do, we ordered a second Gazpacho for dessert!