September 29th, 2009

101 Tidbits About Belle (Part II)

51. I’m a great hostess. Great. 52. I hate the new trend of stem-less stemware! What’s the point of champagne if there’s no beautiful glass from which to sip it? 53. Yes, I always want more bread! Or chips, as the case may be. 54. I think my nose is too big, my arms are […]

September 25th, 2009

Market Report: Your Melon Moment

Imagine this: you’re at a stiff party, undoubtedly a little bored, and you notice someone striking standing across the room. He may also be bored, out of place, but he’s your kind of “out of place,” so you feel a sort of kinship to this odd man out. He’s Sean Penn at a Heritage Foundation […]

September 23rd, 2009

101 Tidbits About Belle (Part I)

Today marks my blog’s Two Year Anniversary! To celebrate, I’m offering up 101 fun facts you still might not know about me two years in… 1. “Crave” is my favorite word. And my favorite feeling. 2. I’m liberal, in my pour and in my politics. 3. I firmly believe there’s no inherent value in being […]

September 18th, 2009

Market Report: Tons of Toms

This summer, or perhaps I should say “last summer” since it seems to have already come and gone, New Yorkers missed out on several classic, quintessential summertime sensations. Weather-wise, for most of June and July it rained, and then there were all of four decently steamy summer afternoons – the sort that make you long […]

September 15th, 2009

Crush-a-belle: Locanda Verde

It’s rare that I straight up recommend a restaurant because I’m rarely that impressed. I don’t suffer from low expectations. But I gotta tell ya, I’m loving Robert DeNiro’s latest addition to his TriBeCa empire: Locanda Verde.  Attached to the Greenwich Hotel, with a kitchen run by head chef Andrew Carmellini formerly of A Voce […]

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