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?

From winter to summer and every season in between, a high dose of Vitamin C is a critical part of a great skincare routine. [Read More]

Romantic Getaway near Boston- The Wheatleigh is an ultra secret hideaway perfect for romance or recharging.

A beautiful two hour drive from Boston overlooking the Berkshire Mountains and lake, majestically hides the Wheatleigh, one of America’s most outstanding luxury, boutique hotels. Built in 1893 as a country chateau, the Wheatleigh has been lovingly maintained and restored to its elegant grandeur of yesteryear with modern amenities. [Read More]

ZenSense- the best non-toxic home scenter.

Ever since I was six years old walking the halls of the Mandarin Orchard Hotel in Singapore, I’ve been increasingly obsessed with scents. There was a particular scent the Mandarin used in their hallways, a softly lingering entity I came to forever associate with warmth and comfort. Our olfactory powers correlate directly to memory or perhaps it’s the other way around. Every one of us has experienced how certain smells make us smile while others repel us. [Read More]

Tempura Matsui- the best tempura in New York also has housemade udon and soba as well as a divine Matcha custard.

Outside of Asia, I rarely go near Tempura, especially in most restaurants in the United States. In general, I rarely eat deep fried foods and on top of this, the off occasion when I decide to indulge, it has to be really great quality ingredients in a restaurant whose “oil practices” I feel comfortable with. [Read More]

Hanacure- The Magical Korean Face Mask that de-ages 10 years, erasing wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots while tightening and smoothing.

If you’re on Instagram or Facebook and you follow any female celebrity or skincare brand, then you are very likely to have heard of the HanaCure craze. Actress Drew Barrymore did a home video of when she tried this Korean mask, sending this boutique skincare brand into the forefront of American curiosity. [Read More]

Cool Autumn Cocktails: Apple & Asian Pear Sangria

A departure from the regular red wine with citrus fruits, this refreshing white wine sangria pulls extra crisp flavors from Granny Smith apples but has a touch of sweetness from Asian pears, making it one of the best Sangria recipes you’ll come across. [Read More]

Easy Fall Recipe: Asparagus Rice

This easy recipe spruces up old rice into something brand new and exciting. [Read More]

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]