It’s hard to imagine that there is such a thing as a desert oasis, but tucked away in the middle of the desert, revamped from Gene Autry’s former Melody Ranch is the Parker Palm Springs. It would take several posts to explain how beautiful, and relaxing an experience one can have on the property. Off hand, you will find one of the world’s only five star diners: Norma’s . With its signature Claw’s & Chip’s Gone Fishing, (lobster and Chilean bass and chips) and the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata which comes complete with 10 oz Sevruga Caviar, Norma’s gives indulgent comfort food a ‘foodie’ makeover. The Parker also boasts other culinary delights at its restaurant, Mister Parker which I can go ‘on-and on’ about. But turning my attention poolside, anyone who has visited can tell you about Mr. Parker’s enviable Lemonade Stand which has the tastiest Muddled Lemons ever. In this last visit I was able to learn the secret mix that makes Mr. Parker’s Muddled Lemons the best in the world. So what is the secret? More
With summer fully underway, it is perfect time to explore one of the best things the season has to offer besides long afternoons at the pool and cocktails during the day–that is floral blooms. Turning to some of the best floral designers for inspiration and expertise, our summer blooms series came to fruition. Follow us for the next few posts as we take a look at techniques behind producing unique designs.
With our first installment, the team at floral The Hidden Gardens gives their seasonal spin on ‘modern and sexy.” Founded by Amy Marella Child, The Hidden Gardens is characterized by their use nontraditional textures and elements to create unique arrangements. You may have seen their work as they design beautiful weddings, service private clients like Tiffany & Co.. and make many L.A. hot spots, even more beautiful with their floral designs at The Four Seasons, Casa Del Mar, Shutters on the Beach, and The Beverly Hills Hotel. More
The trailer to the Yohji Yamamoto documentary directed by Theo Stanley gives interesting insight into the visionary mind of this designer. The film follows Yamamoto through the entire creative cycle of a collection for his revolutionary line in collaboration with adidas, and brings insight to his “too good harmony is boring” philosophy. More
Some thoughts from Philips on the future of food circa 2008 unveil that they are not too far off in terms of the realm of food design, how we currently think of food and eating as an experience. The Philip Food Probes project was developed by Philips Design in 2008 as a way to “new ways of looking at what we eat and the processes that food undergoes before we consume it.” More
When I saw an email from Alisa Reynolds in my inbox gleaming with the subject “pop-up” I was surprised and excited to see what was to unfold. Chef Alisa Reynolds is a veteran in the food industry and I was curious how the pop-restaurant, a burgeoning new culture (or old depending on who you talk to) would be approached by someone like herself. More