Living Your Dream Life

I find joy through meeting forward-thinking people, sharing great food, traveling the world and discovering great products. What's your joy?

Dina Yuen and the Per Se New York team with Chef Corey Chow- still one of the best restaurants in the world.

In its earliest days, Per Se was one of my favorite restaurants in the world, a place I was very fortunate to have frequented several times a month for a period of time. It was magical back then, and today, nearly a decade and a half after its debut, it holds even greater magic for me than before. [Read More]

Vikas Khanna and Dina Yuen

It had been three years since I first interviewed Chef Vikas; three years since I had first been surprised by how kind, sweet and down to earth this growing worldwide phenomenon still was. In my first interview with him, I wanted to share with the world and my subset of fans who this famous Chef is and how he came to reach his success. [Read More]

Easy and Quick Fish Recipe: Steamed Soy Tilapia

Tilapia is such a versatile fish with its subtle, mild flavors. This is one of the most streamlined flavor combinations possible for tilapia. [Read More]

The Perfect Fall Getaway - The Lodge at Pebble Beach

The Pebble Beach Lodge is one of those grand dames in the hotel world that upon walking through its infamous front doors flanked by pillars and jolly doormen sporting golf caps, you feel that you have truly “arrived.” [Read More]

Blackberry Almond Smoothie

Another of my favorite breakfast smoothies done in minutes including “no prep” prep and easily made Vegan by swapping out the kind of milk you use. [Read More]

The Best of Light and Vegan Eating- Raw Bok Choy Salad | Plant Based Recipes

In Asia, the nutrient-rich vegetable Bok Choy, has been a staple in everyday meals for at least many centuries, likely longer. [Read More]

Lady M Confections is one of the best bakeries in America and home to the best Matcha Mille Crepe stateside.

A truly phenomenal dessert takes several aspects: great ingredients, a talented chef and the right tools. Everything else is just a variation. [Read More]

My first impressions while applying The Problem Solver were of the scent of dark chocolate mixed with spices like turmeric and nutmeg, an all around earthy smell that was comforting. [Read More]

Best Serums in the World- The Kat Rudu Vitamin C Serum is a game changer for anyone dealing with hyperpigmentation, acne scars or generally lackluster skin.

A major part of caring for my skin year round but especially during summertime is religiously using Kat Rudu’s Hydra Cell Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid. [Read More]

Healthy Chocolate Milkshake- Easy Healthy Smoothie Recipes

I’ve always strongly believed in listening to our body’s natural cravings and satisfying them properly to avoid unhealthy binges. About a week before “that time of the month” I often find myself craving chocolate and milk- a signal that my body is needing extra calcium. [Read More]

DIY Natural Insect Repellant

I have had my share of trekking through Indonesian rain forests and Brazilian farms and am far more acquainted with the consortium of global bugs than I’d like to be. [Read More]

TasteNirvana- CocoPod - Easy Summer Cocktails

If you are a fan of coconut and rum, Coco Pod- one of the easy summer cocktails series courtesy of my friends at Taste Nirvana, is the cocktail for you. [Read More]

Make Healthy Spa Water At Home

I’ve heard a lot of family and friends complain about how they know they should drink plenty of water but that sometimes it’s just a chore because it’s a bore. [Read More]

The Dhara Devi is one of the two best hotels in Chiang Mai where traditional Lanna style luxury is the focus.

In a secluded area in northern Thailand, lies an oasis unlike any other- a world in which you can take several steps back in time, into the era of Lanna royalty. [Read More]

The 2 Best Sunscreens You'll Ever Need

I hate to admit but I didn’t start using sunscreen seriously until I reached my 30th birthday or so. I can hear some of you yelling at me for such a huge skincare gaffe and I can hear others of you asking what’s the big deal. Sunscreen is a huge deal, not just for our skin’s aesthetics but more importantly to protect us from skin cancer. [Read More]

Red Cabbage and Bok Choy Slaw- easy, healthy slaws.

This bok choy and red cabbage slaw is super easy to put together with almost no prep time and goes perfectly with heavier meat dishes like BBQ Ribs or Roast Chicken. [Read More]

The Easiest Popsicle Recipe Ever- 2-ingredient Cantaloupe Popsicle is good for you and refreshing.

We all tend to overeat so these mini popsicles are one of the best healthy desserts we can have. With just 2 ingredients, these Cantaloupe Popsicles are incredibly refreshing and sweet all on their own. [Read More]

The MUST HAVE Candles for Pet Parents- One Fur All Candles is made from dye-free soy and essential oils. They completely neutralize the most stubborn pet odors and creates a lovely scent in your home.

It may seem out of place and out of season to consider purchasing and lighting candles during the hottest months of the year but keep an open mind to my latest “for the home” discovery; One Fur All Candles are the MUST HAVE candles for pet parents. [Read More]