Sunday, December 10, 2006

Tucked away on 1st Ave btw. 64th and 65th Streets, this modern Mexican restaurant offers an interesting Queso Fundido as an appetizer. I have never had queso quite like this before, but it was really good.

To drink my friends had the special Margarita of the evening, a blackberry margarita while I had a glass of red wine sangria. For dinner I had the Ensalada con Almendras (mixed greens, cranberries, caramelized almonds, goat cheese, and spicy balsamic vinaigrette). It was very good and the spicy vinaigrette wasn't spicy of all!
Rosa Mexicano
Meeting a friend here after work on Friday was a great idea. The bar area was crowded but we were able to sit on an ottoman while we waiting for seats at the bar to open up. First we ordered drinks (The famous Rosa Mexicano Pomegranate Margarita & the Red Wine Sangria). Once we moved to the bar we ordered appetizers. We shared the Tacos de Queso con Nopales (Pan-seared Mexican cheese topped with cactus, onions and peppers. Served with warm tortillas)and the side of Elotes de la Calle (roasted corn kernels w/ queso fresco & chile powder).

The food was unique, the drinks were nice and strong and the atmosphere couldn't be beat!
This is a Brazilian restaurant located on 61st Street between Lexington & Park Avenue.
The presentation of the dishes was well done and the food was pretty tasty. I had the Salada Tropical (mixed greens w/ Tropical Fruit and Aged Sherry Vinaigrette) and side of black beans. If I were to ever go back I would get the Moranga- Acorn Squash stuffed with Shrimp, Hearts of Palm and Corn (without the Shrimp- for myself).
Although I do not think I will be going back! As the crowds came in late Saturday evening the small restaurant needed our table and had the nerve to ask us to hurry up and pay so they could seat those who were waiting for a table. Our party of five had reservations, ordered 2 bottles of wine, and even ordered dessert. After enjoying ourselves for just a little over an hour and being asked to leave?!?! Needless to say, we were no longer impressed with this restaurant.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

New York City Chic Barbie

Bloomingdale's celebrates Diane Von Furstenberg's designer Barbie doll! The doll is New York savvy wearing one of Furstenberg's famous wrap dresses, rolling the DVF designed luggage and carries the NY Times. Click here for purchasing details.

Saturday, November 11, 2006


I have only had dessert here (Almond Tart- it was good but too heavy), but I really want to go back and try their other yummy-sounding menu items! Zoe also hosts a variety of events- for example, this Thanksgiving they're offering a 3-course Holiday menu.
Raiting: 10/10
Location: 90 Prince Street (between Broadway & Mercer in SoHo)
Ollies Brasserie
A group of us went here for a friend's bday dinner. We went on a Thursday night around 7:30pm; it wasn't crowded when we arrived but by the time we left there were a lot of people throughout the restaurant and at the bar.
This Asian restaurant features Cantonese and Szechuan dishes and sushi. Dinner was great, the main dining room was a little loud but very friendly staff. The revolving feature in the ceneter of the table would be ideal for a group of people sharing their orders.
Location: 1081 3rd Ave #212-888-6333
Raiting: 6/10

Mesa Grill
Owned by the Food Network star Bobby Flay, this Southwest-inspired restaurant is gerat!

I went for Sunday brunch in August and loved reading the creative menu. For brunch I ordered a caramelized greatfruit with a strawberry on top but the variety of omlets the rest of the party ordered sounded fabulous.
Location: 102 5th Ave. (212-807-7400) *Call ahead for reservations!
Rating: 8/10

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Ice Cream & Desserts!
Ciao Bella Gelato is made right here in NYC offers amazing flavors. So far I have tried Malted Milk Ball with mini malt balls throughout the creamy treat. I have also tasted the beautiful Blackberry Cabernet. With over 100 flavors of gelati, sorbets, and frozen yogurts you won't be disappointed. There are several locations within the city and thankfully the Italian ice cream is also offered in many NY grocery stores!

Emack & Bolios is absolutely fantastic! Once again I was totally impressed by their creative flavor menu! I visited the 73rd W. Houston St. (@ W. Broadway) location and had the Black Raspberry Chip frozen yogurt! Loved it!

Crumbs is a great bakery that is dangerously too close to my apartment! The cupcakes aren't just gorgeous, they are moist and delicious! I have tasted the raspberry cupcake and the vanilla buttercream cupcake.. both are fantastic. But I have personally ordered the Caramel Apple cupcake. The white buttercream frosting was delicately decorated with a caramel swirl. When sliced in half I found an apple pie-like filling in the center that really topped the cake! Just CLICK HERE to see their lovely creations!
After taking a break from blogging for 2 months I am ready to start up again, but this time with a change of focus. Despite my love of celebrity life I have decided to gossip about all things New York. I recently moved to the city... if I happen to see a celeb I will be sure to include the pic in my blog but in the meantime I will be rating my NYC experiences! I hope you enjoy and look forward to your comments on my posts!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Nicole Richie leaves San Diego (6/2/06)


Rosario Dawson at the MTV Movie Awards Press Room (6/2/06)


Celebs are Smothered with Swag
TMZ takes us inside the celebrity gifting suite presented by Kari Feinstein PR in honor of the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" that was held a private home in West Hollywood.
Avril Lavigne: PETOTE 'Bali' pet carrier, $500 in retro swirl color

Anne Heche: Mia Bossi 'Diapers in Desguise' travel bag, $300 in Toffee

Kristen Vacallari: Lisa Ann Sparks wire wrapped necklace, $32
Shannon Elizabeth: Lisa Ann Sparks wire wrapped necklace, $27
David Boreanaz: Lisa Ann Sparks wire wrapped small necklace, $25


Friday, June 02, 2006

Matthew and Penelope are Dunzo!

People mag. reports that the couple "have decided to take time off as a couple. Due to busy work schedules and so much time apart, they mutually decided four weeks ago that separating was the best thing to do at this time."
Penelope Cruz, 32, is in Spain filming Manolete. While Matthew McConaughey, 36, is in the US shooting We Are Marshall.
The two had been together for more than a year but hadn't seen each other since February when McConaughey visited Cruz in Spain. (source:

WTF?!?! K-FED Showered?!?!

In an effort to promote his record release this August, wanna-be rapper Kevin Federline, 28, got a haircut and changed out of his wife beater at a May photo shoot for Item mag. (on news stands June 5).
Matthew and Penelope are Dunzo!

People mag. reports that the couple "have decided to take time off as a couple. Due to busy work schedules and so much time apart, they mutually decided four weeks ago that separating was the best thing to do at this time."
Penelope Cruz, 32, is in Spain filming Manolete. While Matthew McConaughey, 36, is in the US shooting We Are Marshall.
The two had been together for more than a year but hadn't seen each other since February when McConaughey visited Cruz in Spain. (source:

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Katie's last day is Today... (tear... )
After spending 15 years on the Today show, Katie Couric, 49, heads to the evening news. Today is a sad day on the show's set... Matt and Katie have been co-hosts for 13 years. His sincere goodbye to her proves all those feud rumors wrong! = )
*To read more about Katie's past, present, and future CLICK HERE.

Jennifer Aniston at The Break Up Premiere in Chicago

The lovely star showed up solo (5/29/06). I am honestly wondering how long Jen and Vince will last after they are finished promoting their movie... stay tuned! (source)

Sarah Michelle Gellar on Set

The Buffy star films a new movie, here she is on set- 5/30/06. The movie is called A Girl's Guide... (source)

Celebrating thier baby girl's birth
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt celebrated their daughter's birth in Namibia by donating $300,000 to help other babies in the impoverished southern Africa nation. The couple also gave $15,000 for a school and a community center in Swakopmund.
Jolie's publicist Cindy Guagenti says, "The night of May 27, 2006 in Namibia, Africa, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt welcomed their daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt. No further information is being given" The baby's name means "His Gift" in Hebrew. (source)

Gwen has a Baby Boy
On Friday, May 26, 2006 Gwen Stefani. 36, and Gavin Rossdale, 38, welcomed a 7.5lb boy named Kingston James McGregor Rossdale. Her rep has confirmed that both mother and baby are doing well. (source)

Red isn't for Brit
Red lipstick may work for Christina and Gwen, and even Mary-Kate Olsen, but Britney Spears should not try to copy the scarlet lisps of a blow-up doll.
Here is is out again with friend JR. (source)

**Sorry that I have been completely MIA... I have been busy with moving, traveling, and graduating! YIKES! But I'm back and will try to be as consistant as before.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Brit Breaks Out the Maternity Wear Again!
Britney Spears is preggers with baby #2! Yesterday (5/17/06) she did a little retail therapy in NYC, shopping at Ralph Lauren and a Fifth Ave. luggage store before visiting the Luckymagazine gift lounge at the Ritze Carlton where she snagged some Lisa Sofia jewelry and clothes from LaROK. (People reports that Mischa Barton and Nicollette Sheridan were also spotted checking out the goods!) [source]

Lisa Rinna leaving her hotel in NYC (5/16/06) [source]

Off Again???
The Daily Ten on E! quickly stated Tuesday night that the duo may have split again... stay tuned. Who knows what's true at this point. [source]

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

True Blue

Teri Hatcher & Eva Longoria preview ABC's fall season lineup. (source)

The New Today Show Family

Ann Curry, Al Roker & Matt Lauer welcome Meredith Vieira at an NBC event celebrating its new fall season Monday in NYC. (source)

Splitsville for Paul McCartney & Heather Mills
People reports that Sir Paul McCartney, 63, and Heather Mills,37, who have been married for four years, are separating. The couple's joint statement says: "Our parting is amicable and both of us still care about each other very much but have found it increasingly difficult to maintain a normal relationship with constant intrusion into our private lives, and we have actively tired to protect the privacy of our child."
The couple married in June 2002 in a $3.2 million wedding in Ireland. Their daughter, Beatrice Milly, was born in Oct. 2003.
According to NBC News, the couple did not sign a prenup which may allow for Mills to clain a quarter of McCartney's estimated $1.5 billion fortune.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Nicole & Keith to Wed
People announces that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are now engaged!
On Saturday (5/13/06) Nicole hosted the 30th Anniversary gala for the organization UNIFEM in NYC. On Monday she said to the magazine: "he's actually my fiance." (source)

TomKat Supports Little League
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes attend Cruises's son Connor's Little League game in Beverly Hills yesterday. (5/15/06) Baby Suri will be one month old tomorrow (5/18/06). [source]

OC Friends in Real Life
Friends on the show and friends in real life Nischa Barton and Rachel Bilson spend a day shopping in West Hollywood (5/14/06). [source]

***Hillarious video.. click here to see Mischa pushing Nicole Richie in a shopping cart at a LA grocery store!!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Grey's Anatomy Finale
Loved it last night, loved it tonight, but to be honest, the 2 hour finale wasn't necessary. CLICK HERE to read an overview.

Christina Aguilera is GQ's Cover Girl- June 2006 [source]

Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z
The singling couple leaves Cipriani Restaurant on Saturday. (5/13/06) [source]

Celebrities fight MS
The 13th Annual Race to Erase MS event was held Friday night (5/12/06) [source, source]
Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie joined Tommy Hilfiger at the MS event.


Saturday, May 13, 2006

Jennifer Garner and 5-month-old Violet in Cabridge, Mass.
No longer Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa Joan Hart has a baby boy of her own (Mason) New mom, Britney Spears leaves Late Night with Letterman with Sean Preston in tow. Mother's Day '07 she'll have another little bundle of joy!
John Stamos,42, plan on taking his mother Loretta to brunch this Mother's Day. US Weekly quotes John in saying, "She's been there for everything: She travels with me. I don't think she ever missed a Full House taping."
Denise Richards takes 11-month old daughter Lola to the horse stables in Calabasas, California. Meg Ryan and daugher Daisy, whom she adopted from China earlier this year. Mommy Gwyneth and baby Apple watch daddy Chris Marton live in concert! Faith Hill and daughter Maggie cool off together
[source, source, source, source]
Roberto Cavalli Vodka
The Italian fashion designer launches his own line of vodka in the US (5/11/06).

Friday, May 12, 2006

Shop til you.. jump!

Lindsay Lohan was shopping, of course, in West Hollywood on Wednesday (5/10/06). During the shopping spree she leaps into the arms of friend and talent manager Jason Weinberg. [source]

Ashlee Simpson in Beverly Hills (5/11/06)
The young singer leaves a medical building yesterday. When confront with rumors about whether or not she had a nose job, she responds with "Maybe. Who knows!" [source] Umm.. isn't this a yes or no situation?

Paris Introduces a Video Game!
Paris' new view game, Jewel Jam was unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in LA on Thursday. (5/11/06) [source] Apparently the game is to be downloaded and to use on cell phones.

Simple Life Stars Love to Play Games

Paris' ex-best friend, Nicole Richie was also at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Here she is posing with video game icon Super Pac-Man. The old-school arcade game is being relaunched for cell phones! [source]

Video Games but No Porn

Nicole is denying that she held a screening of Paris' sex tape. That event was apparently one of the big reasons for the two falling out. Nicole told Vanity Fair: "A. I don't watch porn. And B. I don't want to see womeone I've known forever having sex. I mean, that's gross!" (source)

Jenny McCarthy plays Xbox at "Game with Fame" (5/10/06) [source]

Legends Ball Screening
Oprah Winfrey strolls the red carpet Thursday at the NY screening of her Legends Ball special, including perosonal footage from her three-day event last year honoring 25 African-American women at her Montecito, CA home. [source] I love her cute little fan-style purse!

Meg Ryan at the Magazine Awards

Doesn't she looks great! (source)

8th and Ocean to Silver Screen

Twin models Kelly (white dress) and Sabrina (pink dress) Alridge from 8th and Ocean will play the daughters of Kristen Chenoweth and Danny DeVito in Deck the Halls. Kristin Davis has also joined the cast as Matthew Broderick's wife. Apparently, the story revovles around two neighbors in a small New England town who go to war when one of them decides to decorate his house for Christmas with so many lights that it will almost be visible from space. The nighborhood is turned upsdie down as the two families try to discover the true meaning of Christmas. [source, source]

Kelly Osbourne in Maui

Kelly and her boyfriend take a dip while on vacation in Maui. (5/9/06) [source]