Savvy Sommeliers Gina Hopkins and Perrine Prieur

Savvy Sommeliers Gina Hopkins and Perrine Prieur rock the city with their decadent new destinations: H&F Bottle Shop and Perrine’s Wine Shop. As seen in The Atlantan, November 2010 By Amanda Lester Trevelino / Photos by Sarah Dorio The DISH: Your can’t rush a fine wine, nor apparently, a fine wine and spirits destination. But when H&F Bottle Shop opens its doors (“soonish”) we expect an elegant emporium that reflects the tireless... Read More

Kudos to Kiawah

Five-Star Bliss at Sanctuary’s Spa   The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, SC, has earned five stars from Forbes (formerly Mobil) travel guide, making it one of only 20 spas to claim the accolade. Add that to kudos from the latest Conde Nast Traveler “Readers’ Choice Award” which named Kiawah the number one island in North America, and we’re ready to pack our sunscreen and sandals.... Read More

Top Chef on Tour: Kevin Gillespie’s Austria

“It’s one of the world’s most brilliant wine regions.” Kevin Gillespie, owner/chef of Woodfire Grill  If you’ve ever wanted to get personal with schnitzel, strudel, goulash and Gemischter Satz, now’s your chance.  Chef Kevin Gillespie will lead 15 travelers on an intimate insiders’ guide to Austria’s distinctive foods and decadent wines March 24 through 31, 2011.  The visit covers the... Read More

Defying the Gods: Sadya

Growing up Southern, that is, in the American South, I thought I knew all about comfort foods (think gooey mac and cheese, okra with stewed tomatoes, banana pudding). But, it turns out people in Southern India perfected the art thousands of years ago. In Kerala, the ancient sadya is a vegetarian banquet consisting of at least 13 traditional dishes. It’s a sensory journey; the ultimate veg out:  Slip off shoes, settle on a floor cushion and prepare to dive into... Read More

More Fishy Business

The comment period on labeling of GE salmon is open through November 22nd. Food for thought courtesy of Center for Food Safety: Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=325  Read More

Pumpkin Chaser; Green Tea Chaser

Autumn is a time to reap what we sow, though not always in the ways we expect. After a too-long absence, I visited my favorite aesthetician, Frances Justice at Buckhead Skin Studio, to see if she could deliver a facial to undo months of neglect. To be fair (to myself) I did have to wait a month or so to get an appointment. The unassuming, one-room boutique has been one of Atlanta’s best kept secrets, but lately, beauties like Katherine Heigl, Sandra Bullock, even Madonna,... Read More

Believe Nothing

 “Believe nothing.
No matter 
where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with you own reason and your own common sense."

               - Buddha

“The same molecules
that make up the food
we consume become
the molecules of our
minds and bodies.
So, unless you grow
your own food, you
should choose a
farmer as carefully as
 you choose your 
doctor or pastor.”

  _ Tim Willey, Farmer
             Madera CA
 “If man made it… don’t eat





        - Jack LaLanne

  “If we are
 always arriving and
 departing, it is also
 true that we are 
 eternally anchored. 
 One's destination is 
 never a place but 
 rather a new way of 
 looking at things."

           - Henry Miller
  “The rest of the
 world lives to eat…
 I eat to live.”
- Socrates
“Teachers open the door, 

you must enter by 


         - Chinese proverb

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