When it comes to dining, "seasonal cuisine" may sound like trendy buzz words: a great marketing tool for restaurants to draw up business. But as it turns out, whether eating out or at home, eating seasonally actually has a lot of health benefits.
Almanac is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, and as the name implies–Almanac offers a rotating menu of both local and "hyper-seasonal" cuisine. Headed by James Beard award winning chef, Galen Zamarra, Almanac takes fresh food seriously.
I managed to sneak a few moments with Galen, to learn the true merits of eating what's in season and why it matters to source food locally. Watch as we get into the kitchen and use humble carrot pulp (left over from juicing) for a shockingly elegant dish,
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Thinking about a warm weather holiday? I recently took a walk on the wild side of Saint Lucia for a trip that was equal parts eco-friendly and super lux. Check out my video highlights, and a guide to a sustainably decadent way to spend a week this winter...
Magic can appear in many forms. Last summer, in a magical pocket of Big Sur called Esalen, I happened to meet the artist and cofounder of In Pursuit of Magic, Betty Kay Kendrick. What started as a passion project has since become a worldwide phenom, sprinkling good vibes and connecting communities across the globe. Here, Betty Kay spills on the magic that led her down this artist's path, and what it means to follow the signs of the universe.
Visions of Rome in your future? Don't waste your time or calories on crappy gelato. Check out my highlights from the Italian capital, from the healthy to the traditional - and you'll be eating like a local on your next visit.
If you're still dreaming of la dolce vida after reading my post earlier this week, prepare to be fully charmed when you watch the VIDEO! Brunello speaks about his commitment to quality of life, and how he runs his multimillion dollar business sustainably, and with heart.
Watch this behind the scenes look at my 5 issue collab with Bon Appetit magazine, and see where I shop and find inspiration in and around New York City!
If you've been following Natty Style for a while, you know how much this girl loves to travel. As I continue my quest for a life well lived through mindful practices and conscious consumption - expect to see more of my global (and local!) inspiration through video.
Who says you need booze to get a buzz? This easy to make, alcohol-free tonic is packed with superfoods like ginger, holy basil and turmeric - plus a secret ingredient that gives it an extra special kick ... All natural euphoria? Yes please.
Who needs caffeine? Check out this quick trick, doable from your couch or desk, at home or at work, anytime you need a natural pick-me up!
Starting your day with intention sounds great. But what does that MEAN? How long does it take and how does it help?
As the year rounds down to a close, things can get as overwhelming as they are fun. This year, Christmas was on a full moon, making emotions run even higher. If you find yourself anxious now, or anytime of year, this simple practice is a great way to get grounded.