This weekend we ate ourselves through the New York City Wine & Food Festival (better known as NYCWFF). The four-day food extravaganza featured dozens of events, hundreds of chefs, thousands of dishes and it’s safe to say that we will never be hungry again.
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Hi, Great Ideas readers! I’m Andrea Lavinthal, PEOPLE’s Style and Beauty Director. When I’m not covering breaking news (in my world, that means a celebrity just debuted their new haircut on Instagram) or obsessing over the latest red carpet looks (did you see what Reese wore last night?!), you can find me enjoying a glass of Sauvignon Blanc at home. And I recently had the pleasure of visiting the home of my favorite beverage, Napa Valley.
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She is the shining green symbol of Big Caffeine, yet so omnipresent that our subconscious sometimes renders her invisible: We’re talking, of course, about the Starbucks mermaid.
Just two months after a four-year-old gave a passionate review of The French Laundry, The New York Times has also jumped on the bringing-kids-to-fancy-restaurants bandwagon, sending six second graders to the acclaimed Daniel in Manhattan.
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You would think that having the President of the United States, the First Lady and 250 guests over for dinner would make any chef really nervous. Well, not if you’re White Street N.Y.C.’s executive chef Floyd Cardoz.