seamus mullenYou probably don't need another book to tell you that nutritious food can also be delicious, but Chef Seamus Mullen provides some beautiful inspiration in his new cookbook , Hero Food: How Cooking With Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better.
Seamus Mullen was a chef in New York cooking Spanish cuisine when a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis forced him to take a closer look at the way he was living his life. Mullen, who is the the chef and owner of Tertulia in New York City was a finalist on the Food Network series, The Next Iron Chef in 2009. His study of nutrition and his disease led him to adopt the usage of 18 "hero foods" that offer vital nutrients for health.
seamus mullenMullen doesn't just offer recipes featuring these 'hero foods,' he gives each one a complete profile full of luscious imagery and evocative prose. His treatment of these foods is akin to a glossy magazine's profile of a top-tier celebrity. The recipes draw on Mullen's Spanish training and use of hearty, rich
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- JustLuxe | Shine Food – Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:49 PM EDT
seamus mullenYou probably don't need another book to tell you that nutritious food can also be delicious, but Chef Seamus Mullen provides some beautiful inspiration in his new cookbook , Hero Food: How Cooking With Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better.Read More »from Celebrity Chef Seamus Mullen Reveals His 18 'Hero Foods'
- JustLuxe | Beauty – Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:44 PM EDT
ouidadDo you ever feel like you can't escape a bad hair day? The folks at Ouidad know exactly how you feel and are offering the chance for one lucky JustLuxe reader to win a set of Ouidad Climate Control products valued at $82.Read More »from Exclusive Giveaway on JustLuxe | Win the Entire Ouidad Climate Control Collection!
Ouidad's Climate Control Collection is formulated for the unique needs of curly hair. The products are gentle, deeply moisturizing and help achieve healthy hair. The formulations are lightweight and water soluble leaving hair free of residue, product build up and frizz.
The Ouidad Climate Control collection includes:
Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo 8.5oz. $18
An extremely gentle shampoo for normal or chemically treated hair that protects curls and maintains color without stressing the hair. The sulfate free formula cleanses hair without stripping hair of its natural oils. Shea Butter, Ceramide 2, Glycerin, and Sodium Hyaluronate (Ouidad's Humidity Shield Complex) provide a residual layer of microspheres that remain attached to the hair for longer
- JustLuxe | Fashion – Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:35 PM EDT
wallarooRead More »from Accessorize This Season with Stylish Sun Protection from Wallaroo Hats
With the warmer weather finally upon us, it's time to be sure you have the best sun protection for your face. We all know how important sun block is, but UV protection doesn't have to be so boring. This season, check out Wallaroo Hat Company's new spring and summer collection which will bring some fun fashion to your wardrobe.
Whether you are lounging by the pool or dining al fresco, be sure to cover up with a hat that is made from canvas, microfiber, cotton twill and poly straw. We love the dotted brown Scrunchie wire brimmed hat that you can adjust to your mood - pull it down to provide ultimate sun protection or flip it up for a fun look. The best part about these hats is they are washable (simply handwash them in cold water and let them air dry).
If you are in the mood for a chic look, you can easily dress up your ensemble with one of these hats. From fedora and cowgirl to two-tone and straw hat styles, Wallaroo has something for everyone's style. The company, which
- JustLuxe | Fashion – Wed, Jan 25, 2012 6:32 PM EST
graflantzRead More »from Graf & Lantz Handbags | Colorful Lifestyle and Travel Collections
If you are looking to spruce up your wardrobe this season, the Graf & Lantz collection of accessories should be your first stop. The company specializes in creating all sorts of colorful bags for men and women, ranging in size from handbags and messenger to travel and boat bags.
Our favorite is the black and grey Jaunt Tote made of merino wool felt and genuine leather. The bag is super sturdy, water resistant and large enough to carry everything you could ever need. There are two interior pockets on either side where you can put business cards or other small items. The eight-inch handle drop allows you to carry the bag comfortably on your shoulder or you may hold it as a tote by the handles. The magnetic snap closure also protects the interiors from outside exposure. The Jaunt Tote retails for $249.
All of the Graf & Lantz bags are handmade in the United States with merino wool felt from Germany and genuine leather. If the bag gets dirty, simply wipe the leather with a
- JustLuxe | Shine Food – Wed, Jan 25, 2012 6:26 PM EST
hirosoneRead More »from Interview with AME's Chef Hiro Sone on Taste Memory & Mentor Wolfgang Puck
AME Restaurant is inside the St. Regis San Francisco , and has been awarded one Michelin star from 2008 through 2012. AME's owners are also its chefs, an uncommon situation, but one that has allowed Hiro Sone and his partner wife, Lissa Doumani, a great deal of freedom to create exceptional taste combinations for their restaurant.
Hiro Sone has been involved with food all his life, as he was raised on a premium rice farm in Miyagi, Japan that his family owned for generations. He had early culinary gifts, and studied at the Osaka (culinary school) École Technique Hôtelière Tsuji where learned from Paul Bocuse and Joel Robuchon.
He was then hired by and worked with Wolfgang Puck to open Spago Tokyo, and soon thereafter, went to Spago Hollywood to study under Wolfgang in 1983. It was there he met Lissa Doumani. Later, they moved to Napa Valley and opened a restaurant of their own, TERRA. Recently, he and Lissa opened AME, in San Francisco. I interviewed Hiro recently,
- JustLuxe | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Jan 25, 2012 6:19 PM EST
valmontRead More »from Valmont Expands Product Line and Opens New E-Commerce Store
Exclusive Swiss skincare brand Valmont has opened an online U.S. store, as well as introduced new products into its vast range of anti-aging products. Since 1905 Valmont has been a leader in bringing the famed Swiss skincare tradition to the elite.
Started as the country's first health and wellness clinic, Valmont now has 39 select spas nationwide in more than 30 countries, in addition to exclusive luxury hotel spas and stand alone Valmont spas. Plus, they have just opened an online boutique in the U.S., so there's no need to leave your home to enjoy the technologically advanced skincare product line, a super-luxe line that now includes Hydra3Regenetic, a duo of new generation anti-age hydration.
Hydra3Regenetic is specifically formulated for skin that is severely dehydrated, as is common during the winter months. Even skin that isn't excessively dry can benefit from the gold-capped bottles of magic, as I found out when I was gifted with a sample of the action packed
skindinaviaRead More »from Skindinavia Helps Keep Makeup Flawless All Day
Full confession: I have oily skin that rivals that of the average teenager's. To get my makeup to last more than an hour, I have tried everything from mattifying toners and primers to powders and blotting papers - and some combination thereof. So when presented with a spray that promises to keep makeup looking good for over 16 hours, I was a little skeptical. It turns out that Skindinavia Moisture Lock Makeup Finish actually works - and it also helps avoid the caked on makeup look and dry skin for those without an oily complexion.
Apparently Skindinavia is the product that pop stars like Lady Gaga and Britney Spears relied on to keep their makeup fresh throughout their 2011 tours. A few sprays (in an X and T formation) sets makeup better than any other product I've tried. It also doesn't have an odor or stain clothes, which is important when you're dressed to kill. It's also a lot more convenient than trying to fit powders and blotting papers into a tiny evening bag the size of a
- JustLuxe | Fashion – Wed, Jan 25, 2012 6:10 PM EST
porscheRead More »from The World's Largest Porsche Design Store Opens in SoHo
The Porsche Design Group , Stuttgart, has opened a new Porsche Design Store in New York's SoHo district, in lower Manhattan. It is the second store in New York, and is located in a historic cast-iron building on West Broadway.
The large shopping space displays the entire product range of the Porsche Design brand. The SoHo boutique, in addition to being the world's largest Porsche Design store, also offers two unique shopping experiences, a specially designed wall, showcasing the brand's history of almost 40 years, as well as an exclusive VIP shopping area.
"With the store in SoHo we are taking the Porsche Design luxury brand to the next level - not only in New York City and the United States, but globally," said Dr. Juergen Gessler , CEO of Porsche Design Group. "Porsche Design SoHo being the world's largest store, brings our philosophy of Iconic Style alive. The boutique sets its elite identity in Lower Manhattan as it also becomes a landmark for global shoppers worldwide."
hatfieldsRead More »from Top Chef Interviews | Karen and Quinn Hatfield
Have you always wanted to ask your favorite chef what they love to eat when they're at home? Or perhaps what they think the next big food or dining trend will be? Look no further than this exclusive series of chef interviews by JustLuxe . So read on, as we bring you these answers and more - direct from the culinary masters themselves. Some of the most famous names in the industry, including legendary Michelin-starred chefs, have divulged exciting insider information and personal stories of their journey to the top just for our readers.
Chefs: Quinn and Karen Hatfield
Location: Los Angeles
Type of Cuisine: Contemporary American
Accolades: One of Bon Appetit's 10 Best Restaurants in America 2010
Awarded One Michelin Star in the 2009 Guide
JustLuxe: At what point in your life did you decide to become a chef? What influenced you to do so?
Quinn: Food was a big part of my life and my family's life. We were big foodies. I was introduced to a high caliber of
- JustLuxe | Beauty on Shine – Fri, Dec 2, 2011 6:36 PM EST
beautyfoodRead More »from Beauty Secrets | Superfoods Turned At-Home Spa Treatments
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it's also lurking in the grocery aisle. Put these supermarket superstars at the top of your shopping list and use our innovative tricks to sneak more of them into your diet and your natural beauty routine .
Beauty-food safety: Before using foods or beverages on skin or hair, do a patch test. Prepare the item as suggested, swab a bit on the inside of your wrist, then wait 48 hours to see if you develop a reaction. If not, proceed.
Eat it! Consider avocado the overachiever of beauty super foods. It's rich in protective antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which help keep skin plump and smooth, says New York City registered dietitian Shari Bilt Boockvar. Eating the fruit can also help replenish the protective layer of fatty acids that surrounds skin cells, keeping moisture in and preventing dehydration, according to Dr. Jessica Wu, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California Medical