Time to give a shout out to my talented friends on this blog and why not start with the Frenchest of all Americans, j'ai nommé: Rebecca Leffler! Rebecca and I met, where else but on a yoga mat @ Elena Brower's studio in NYC. She had just moved back from 8 years in Paris enjoying ze French way of life and I had just read her MindBodyGreen article about it ~ being a gypsy myself, we bonded and the rest is history! Hard to find two people with more hobbies and idols in common: Downward Facing Dog, Tara Stiles, Sun in Bloom, Green Smoothie, Coconut Butter, Tata Harper, Pure Food and Wine, Deepak Chopra and Chia Pudding to name a few... This lovely lady just published an amazingly colorful book about all of the above, a guide to her very own Green Chic Lifestyle. And what better place to celebrate it but Suite Three Oh Six, Chef Daphne Cheng's loft turned cooking venue for parties, classes and photo shoot but most importantly to share good food and test new ideas. Last night's five course dinner was simply mind-blowing. From appetizer ~ apple potage + harissa + coconut yogurt + red watercress ~ to dessert ~ golden beet and carrot mousse + cardamom granola + pansies ~ un vrai delice!
Pssst, the book is in French, but I hear Rebecca is working on the English translation among other exciting new projects!