We’re Back from Port Aransas!

I’ve been out this week; we took a three-night trip to Port Aransas with Barli and Tiki! This was our first time back since Hurricane Harvey–and our first time with Barli. He’s traveled to Port Lavaca and Magnolia Beach (on Matagorda Bay) several times but this was his first time out on Mustang Island. Although […]

Arancia Spritz Aperitivo – The Petite Cook

Super refreshing Orange Spritz made with just 3 simple ingredients, is the only cocktail you need to drink this summer. Serve this with an antipasto platter for a true Italian aperitivo! The art of the Aperitivo originated in Northern Italy and dates back to 1786, and quickly became one of the most iconic and beloved Italian […]

Air’s Champagne Parlor Uses Elegant Dinnerware You Can Buy Yourself

Walk into Air’s Champagne Parlor, the one-year-old West Village Champagne bar from bubbly connoisseur Ariel Arce, and it’s immediately clear the wine isn’t the only thing that’s sparkling. Practically everything on the tables, from water glasses to oyster forks, is shimmery, pearlescent or gold-flecked. It’s the kind of luxe aesthetic you rarely indulge in for […]

Alton Brown Is Remixing 13 Classic ‘Good Eats’ Episodes

Before Alton Brown debuts the new version of his O.G. Food Network show Good Eats, the culinary-know-it-all is making some adjustments to 13 older episodes of the series to bring them up to his current standards for food TV. The move sounds something like what George Lucas did with the first three Star Wars movies […]

Some Bad Tippers Know How Much to Tip, They Just Don’t Want To

“I don’t tip because society says I have to,” says Mr. Pink, the crook played by Steve Buscemi in the 1992 Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs. “Alright, I mean I’ll tip if somebody really deserves a tip. If they put forth the effort, I’ll give them something extra. But I mean, this tipping automatically, it’s […]

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message – 27 July 2018

Dear everyone New data from our National Child Measurement Programme published this week show that levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began. The findings also show that health inequalities are continuing to widen and the prevalence of excess weight, obesity, and severe obesity […]