Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Richard Baxter, MD Interviewed by WebMD on Anti-Aging

After a recent speech about the hot topic of wine and beauty in Washington DC for the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Washington, D.C. Dr. Baxter was interviewed by Denise Mann about the latest anti-aging weapon. His prescription (backed with significant scientific evidence): “A glass of wine a day and your skin will glow”. Not to mention you’ll likely add 5 years to your life.

To read the full interview, click here.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

so, you want to be an artist?

Santa Fe based artist Jill Whitmore gives excellent advice on how to make a living doing what you love: ART. Part of the article reads, "What made you realize you could earn a living as an artist? "An epiphany I had back in Seattle about fifteen years ago. At that time I owned a housekeeping business. In a moment of feeling “struck by lightning” I remember knowing that “I can do and create whatever I want!” I moved to Southern California shortly after that realization, and apprenticed with a stained glass artist for several years. During that period of time, I started becoming self-supporting as a full time artist.""

To read the entire article on our client, please click on blog title above and contact Margo to learn about Jill's art.

Fused glass piece by Whitmore: 2.5 feet dimension.

A health tip from Rosanna Bowles new book goes viral: #1 item on Glamour website that weekend

What a delight it was to collaborate with Sarah again, resulting in a wonderful tip from author and tableware designer Rosanna Bowles really sparking with Glamour magazine readers. The piece was called, " The Brilliant, Zero-Calorie Way to End Pre-Dinner Snacking (I Can't Believe I Didn't Think of This!)".

It read, "Are you guilty of nibbling, sampling and snacking before dinner? I am! When I'm cooking, I'm constantly taste-testing, which isn't a bad thing, but it can start to add up calorically. But, I recently read about this terrific tip to zap pre-dinner munching that totally works (I tried it last night) in the loveliest new book ...

I recently checked out designer Rosanna Bowles new book Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditions (Stewart, Tabori & Chang). Bowles is a designer whose tableware line (photo below), Rosanna, has been an Oprah Winfrey favorite, but her book, packed with tips, ideas and more than 50 recipes, proves that she's also wise in the ways of healthy, mindful living and eating.

In the book, she shared a little trick she uses, while cooking up big feasts for family and friends, that helps her avoid overeating before dinner (and by the look of her svelte frame, I'd say the trick works!):

"Hot water in a mug! This is a great drink to enjoy while you're cooking dinner. It suppresses your appetite to help you feel full until dinner's ready. Also, try drinking hot water during the day instead of flavored drinks. It's good for the body and keeps you warm. Be sure to use a pretty porcelain mug, which makes even plain water feel special."

I heard a similar tip from a yoga teacher once, and it wasn't until reading Rosanna's book that I decided to try it recently, and yep, it does seem a little boring to sip hot water, but oddly, it works!"

Thank you Vitamin G and Glamour!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough Awarded the Innovation Award Last Night

The Seattle Weekly brought the chefs on stage last night of the sparkly fun Paramount Theatre, to received the Innovation Award at the Voracious event. After plying 1,000 folks with their foie, the two scooted on stage to much applause. David and Phil from Tavern Law anchored the other side of the vast room, pouring cocktails for crowds of folks. Their spiced drink was so delicious. What a great night!

In addition to the big award, critic Sheehan also cited Spur as having the BEST DISH OF THE NIGHT at this crazy-big event with, we're talking, serious food. He wrote, "But the single best dish of the night? I gotta give it to the boys from Spur who came strong with tiny, beautiful little foie gras torchons, each about the size of a piece of Botan rice candy, set with a little brioche tuille handle and topped with a dab of rhubarb jelly and a shiso leaf which, together, looked like a cherry on top. The foie itself was silky and perfect, the texture like eating a mouthful of butter. And with a dash of rhubarb to cut the fattiness, it was as close to a single, perfect bite as anything I had last night. I was honestly stunned by how good it was."

Congratulations to Spur Gastropub and thank you to the Seattle Weekly.

Photo of the Seattle Weekly's Julien Perry and an incognito Jason Sheehan (I didn't catch him on film sans mask) on stage Wednesday night.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tavern Law Honored as Best New Bar at Seattle Magazine Event

A Monday evening trek to the gorgeous Chateau Ste Michelle in Woodinville, WA netted chef/owners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough a Best New Bar award from Seattle magazine. Manager David Nelson couldn't make it that night, but editor Rachel Hart Rios is shown here with McCracken and the two of us.

Congrats Tavern Law and thank you Seattle magazine for the recognition.