laduree

There’s more to French bakery and restaurant Ladurée than instagrammable macarons, as this story shows. One King’s Lane toured the brand’s gorgeous SoHo outpost and interviewed Elisabeth Holder, the woman who helped turn the brand into the luxury brand that it is today. The first time I remember hearing of Ladurée was on a trip to Paris with my family when I…
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authentic gazpacho recipe

I spent a summer in Barcelona when I was 20 and fell deeply, madly in love. Not with a cute Spanish boy or the architecture, but with the food. In particular: gazpacho. I had it at least once a day for the entire time I was there, and didn’t discriminate about its source. Restaurants were ideal, but cartons from the convenience store…
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the best (and easiest) banana muffins

I’m not much of a baker, but banana muffins are one of the few things that I can (and like) to make. I use this banana muffin recipe which makes great muffins as is, but I’ve played around with the recipe a couple of times and found that there are just a couple of changes that make them even better; I add an extra…
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napa valley visit

I love Napa. We were there last weekend for a wedding (which was absolutely stunning, I’m hoping she’ll let me post photos!) and had the best time. All of the wedding events were so fun, but we also had quite a bit of time to explore the area, visit wineries, and of course eat some really great food. It was my first trip…
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pea toast

I have a bold statement to say. I think that pea toast is/will be the new avocado toast. Have you had it yet? The first time I had pea toast was at Salt Air in Venice, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Their version is incredible; it’s topped with perfectly caramelized onions and has a slight kick from a bit…
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muesli

I’ve been a huge muesli fan for quite some time, but since being in Australia I’ve become downright obsessed. Australians have really adopted the traditionally Swiss breakfast food (you can read about muesli’s origins here) and it’s on just about every menu I’ve seen, and it is delicious. I eat quite a bit of Seven Sundays muesli at home which I love, but…
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