Friday, July 26, 2013

Taste the world with EatWith

One of the joys of traveling is experiencing new cultures and trying authentic new flavors. Whether it's homemade Paella in Madrid or Eclectic North African feast in New York or a Hummus Extravaganza in Tel Aviv. EatWith gives travelers the opportunity to eat with locals in their homes and experience culinary tradition.

EatWith, really blew my mind! It immediately makes one think, why on earth hasn't this been around for ages already? Everyone can turn their home into a little private restaurant, you can host a meal on your own house and cook your own food, or attend dinners offered around the world and meet interesting new people.


I  really loved this idea because food brings people together! As Julia Child said " People who love to eat are always the best people".



Want to see more? find amazing meals in EatWith and share your experience with me! 







In case you were wondering, each host is carefully selected based on their personal background, hosting skills, entertaining space and food quality, among other parameters. Check out their EatWith guarantee.

Photos via EatWith

Friday, July 19, 2013

Eat your heart out LA

Once again locals and visitors have the opportunity to try a prix-fixe three-course menus (lunches from $15, $20 or $25 and dinners from $25, $35 or $45) at some of LA's best restaurants.

 There are thousand of restaurants this year for all the foodies out there; so below is a compiled Handy Guide to Dining Out during dineLA from Eater.com just to get you started. But remember, there are plenty of other choices listed on the dineLA webiste.


Dine LA restaurant week in now going on thru Friday July 26, so don't forget to make your reservations!! 

Bon appetit! 









Photos and Handy Guide to Dining Out during dineLA via  Eater.com

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Starbucks Japan

One of the most fascinating new design concept I've seen so far, is the Starbucks Coffee in Fukuoka. Its location determined by the unusual approach of design, as the street on which it stands leads to a shrine dedicated to a Japanese deity.

With the most rudimentary building materials and designed by architect Kengo Kuma, the structure uses hundreds of interlocking wooden blocks giving the impression that the Starbucks was nested in a tree. While the space is beautiful, the design also functions as a roof support and can be dismantled and reassembled somewhere else, adding a sustainable facet to the project. I love it!








Photos via bigin-japan

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Keep it OUT

Yes, this is what your think it is!!, outdoor wallpaper or as the Italian company Wall & Decò call it, OUT - Outdoor Unconventional Textures. Their  innovative team of designers have created a new wallpaper system designed for the outdoors that  allows for incredible photographic reproductions and large-scale graphic designs that definitely take things to the next lever on any dull wall.

Not only is this a great concept but they have incredible designs that will make any wall look amazing. By far, this is one of my favorite companies to work with when I need to pick a wallpaper, they really have the most incredible designs!









Photos via Wall &  Decò 

Friday, July 12, 2013

H&M home!! Seriously?

Ok ok.. Literally this discovery made me scream of happiness and I declare myself in a state of excitement and anxiety until this store opens in the US. I don't even know how I didn't found this out before, but my husband is pretty lucky I can't spend any money... yet :)

Is true, H&M is bringing their trendy affordable home design collection to the States any time this year. With 3 main collections launch every season, and product rollouts as often as every 2 weeks, there will always be something new to shop.

With a little creativity and imagination you can take your decorating dollars pretty far with this store.  Here are some of my current favorite products from their UK website.

I will keep you posted with the updates! I can't wait!!!










Photos via H&M home, design boards created by ALP.