Living Your Dream Life

Finding joy through awesome food, travel, people and products.

Phytokeratine Hair Mask- best hair masks for dry hair.

There is a little known saying in the beauty world, “often the best brands are the ones you’ve never heard of.” Phyto is one such brand that is not ubiquitous in department stores and does not spend copious amounts on advertising campaigns. [Read More]

The Little Known Best Restaurant in San Francisco that you should not miss- Campton Place at Taj Hotel.

With the movement towards modernizing everything from transactions to interior design, it grows increasingly difficult to find classically appointed fine dining restaurants that rebelliously hold on dearly to fine draperies, hand-blown artwork, plush carpeting and a staff dressed in suits. I find umbrage with San Francisco Chronicle’s Michael Bauer who thoroughly enjoys Campton’s cuisine but find its interiors rather “staid.” Campton Place has achieved what seldom can today- classic luxury with genuine, effortless warmth, in design, service and cuisine. [Read More]

Isang Enders, world renowned cellist, will do for Cello what Yundi and Lang Lang did for piano. The classical world has its new superstar.

It was a little over a year ago when I first discovered a young cellist by the name of Isang Enders playing Bach’s Cello Suites and speaking about his relationship with these works. [Read More]

Mandarin Oriental Atlanta is bar none the best hotel in Atlanta with spacious luxurious rooms, marble bathrooms, indoor heated pool and the best Spa in the entire Southeast region.

Money may allow you the choice of your luxury hotel in Atlanta but if you care about receiving outstanding, unparalleled service by the finest human beings in hospitality, there is no other choice than Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. [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]

Everything you need to know about turmeric- its healing properties, how to cook with it and how it's used in skincare.

Used both in its fresh root form and as a powder, turmeric is revered in Southeast Asia as a multi-functional healer. Beyond its many uses in the kitchen, turmeric is often used in herbal tonic drinks, known to cure different ailments ranging from cancer to indigestion. [Read More]

Of the best sushi restaurants in New York, Sushi Nakazawa solidifies its place in the Top 3 not just in NY but all of America. Trio of Tuna pictured here.

One of the best sushi restaurants in New York, really in all of America, Sushi Nakazawa is as good as it gets outside of Japan. Helmed by proprietor and Chef Daisuke Nakazawa who will forever be linked to the legendary Jiro Ono, (having worked under Ono for years before moving to the United States), Nakazawa is built for true sushi aficionados, those who understand Edomae sushi. [Read More]

PortaBella Restaurant Carmel - the best Italian restaurant in Carmel, perfect for romantic dinners, family brunch or even friends get togethers. So charming and great food.

As its name suggests, the best Italian restaurant in Carmel features a beautiful wooden door that transports you right into a Snow White fairy tale, complete with adorable flower pots, wrought iron trellises and cobblestone walkway. [Read More]

Banana Turmeric Smoothie- find out why the latest health craze has been focused on turmeric, an ingredient used in ancient Asia.

This Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie is perfect for rushed mornings or an afternoon pick-me-up. I have so many fond childhood memories of my parents getting me all kinds of frosty drinks and treats at various Disney parks around the world that as an adult, I find myself craving those flavors. [Read More]

Skincare from Stem Cells- Stemology's Cell Revive Brightening Serum is my first foray into this lesser known but fantastic skincare brand.

The gist of Stemology’s history is that their Founder, Dr. Hal Simeroth, worked with a friend who used stem cells to deal with post operation blindness. They were astonished that his sight returned completely after just 8 weeks of administering this stem cell therapy, especially considering his 38 year diabetic history. Long story short, Dr. Simeroth worked with an eminent team to apply the same science for skincare. [Read More]

The Best Face Oil Meets Serum for Anti-aging- GM Collin Ceramide Comfort

By now you’ve heard of all the wonders of face oil and why you should incorporate it into your daily skin regimen. I know many of you, especially those with combination/oily skin, are not convinced. I understand completely. [Read More]