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spring delights @ MOMA’s The Modern

modern1stcourse

Tweet On rare occasions, beauty and grace can be found in good food. My spontaneous lunch plans with friends at The Modern–MOMA’s uppidy big sister to its café–brought unexpected excitement and delight to my palate on such a flawlessly warm and sunny spring day. The lunch menu at The Modern is prix fix, which means that you’re committed to ordering at […]

Andalou Naturals: plant-based luxury in a bottle

Andalou Natural's 1000 Roses Collection

Tweet Sweet Bean recently won a contest on my beloved cruelty-free fashionista online mag Girly Girl Army for a cosmetics collection from the Novato, California-based skincare company Andalou Naturals.  A hapless loser who never wins contests or prizes, I was pleased at the news. What I didn’t expect from my winnings:  a box packed abundantly with the […]

when organic isn’t enough

the third plate

Tweet Right when we thought we’ve come so far in our efforts to embrace the organic movement and subsequently protect the planet, someone has come along and popped our proverbial, righteous bubble. Dan Barber, chef of the sophisticated, suburban New York farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns, knocks tree-hugging environmentalists on their behinds while issuing a sharp critique of […]