Fig & Olive, the right place for a delicious Mediterranean inspired brunch




I absolutely loved brunch at Fig&Olive….so much that I had made a reservation to come back before I left the restaurant!

I heard so much about it that I finally decided to go this past weekend. I ordered the South of France Poached Eggs with Salmon with delicious ricotta cream cheese and scallion harissa spread. I also tasted the Poached Egss with Prosciutto and Mushrooms with a base of gruyere béchamel. Both eggs were great in terms of flavor and presentation. A toast replaced the typical English Muffins and you could taste how everything was cooked with olive oil. Everything just tasted healthier, organic….just delicious, very much like in a Mediterranean home like mine.

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I also ordered the Bread & Viennoisseries Assortment and that was the cherry on the cake. The baguette, the multigrain bread with raisins, the croissants and the pain au chocolate, all accompanied with butter, homemade fig and orange jam, were absolutely delicious. The croissant and the pain au chocolate tasted just like in France and it was a perfect to both start and end the meal. I accompanied it with a delicious cafe au lait, of course!

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I was very happy about my experience at Fig & Olive from the place and the service to the food. I highly recommend it… now, I just need to make it to dinner one day!

Sophia Webster for J. Crew


I want this whole shoe collection… My favorite for spring so far!

Originally posted on ClosetCast:

today’s closetcast: seriously coveting







The recent collaboration between J. Crew and Sophia Webster fills my shoe-loving heart with so much joy. Every single pair is just so beautiful! Wouldn’t you agree? Though not for the price sensitive – if you are willing to take the plunge – I think any pair of these would be “the shoes” that you just adore for years and years to come.

Sophia Webster has been an absolute favorite on my radar since she unveiled her first collection in 2012. Each pair by the designer is unique and whimsical and sexy.

Beautiful! Which is your favorite pair?

P.S. If you are willing to drop the cash (or credit) better do so quick – these styles are selling out at lightning speed!

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Luzzo’s Pizzeria…another truly delicious and authentic Italian pizza in NYC



Luzzo’s Pizzeria is another of my favorite pizza places in the city. It is on 13th street and 1st avenue. It is a small place with lots of charm from their unique decoration to their amazing pizzas. It is just a laid-back spot with amazing food.

I went there on Easter Friday so I avoided meat, but I got the Tartufata (tomato sauce, mozzarella, trufa pate and basil) and the Ortolana (tomato sauce, mozzarella, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms and basil). Both are made on the coal oven Napoletana style and thin crust. Both were delicious but the Tartufata was truly amazing; simple but good ingredients always make the difference.

However, my favorite thing at the restaurant was the dessert, yes, the dessert and it was not the Tiramisu, which I heard it was amazing too but did not order it….Now, I have an excuse to go back! I ordered Nutella stuffed pizza covered with sugar……that was absolutely amazing!!! so amazing that I could not resist myself and ordered another serving! It had the perfect amount of nutella and it was not over fried…it was bocatto di cardinale! It is worth going just to try these!

Highly recommend this place.

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Sadly, the Faberge Egg Hunt is over…


I have enjoyed the idea from Faberge of putting eggs all around the city in the weeks prior to Easter. It has been great to find them in the most unexpected places. All eggs are different and amazing, unique sculptures, and the best part of it, if you want one… you can even purchase it!

I should have made a post with the ones I was finding but I wanted to make a final collection for the last day of Easter. In Catalunya, the north of Spain, people eat their Easter Eggs today and in France, it is a national holiday, Pentecost day. Here are my favorites.

Architecture: Staircase at Armani store on 5th Avenue

I had an event for work at the Armani ristorante on their flagship store in 5th avenue. The several times I have been there, I had always taken the elevator to go up, since it is in the 3rd floor of the store.
However, last Thursday, I was a bit early for the event and decided to go into the store for a bit and see what’s new. Amazing bags, shoes and sunglasses all around but what stroke me from the store was none of that…. It was the staircase. It is an architectural piece very unique. It makes you feel you are in a white tunnel, perfectly measured, and that only opens up once you arrive at the next floor. It is just worth visiting to experience and see this designed staircase. It was just very Armani.



Knave at Le Parker Meridian for those who miss Europe and its good espressos in the middle of Manhattan



As you know, I am from Spain. I have grown up having a delicious cup of coffee, real coffee, every morning. I have been in the States for 7 years now and although you end up loving Starbucks…. there is nothing like a good simple just brewed espresso.

I had a meeting with a fellow European and I proposed to go to Knave to enjoy a good cup of coffee. When I entered the coffee shop, it transported me to Europe. The architecture, the decor, the music, the smell and the coffee were just perfect.

I love this hotel. The Parker Meridian is not only in a great location (on 56th street between 6th and 7th avenue), but also exquisite in design…. and full of surprises. The burger joint is one of the best in the city. It is so peculiar, unique and has delicious burgers! Now, this hotel has surprised me again with this coffee shop. It is a little pricy, coffees ranges from $6-7 but the biscotti the coffee comes with it is worth the extra $!

I highly recommend this place whether it is for coffee or some light lunch. You can find a little peace and delicious coffee in the middle of Manhattan.

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