Apples with pink flesh…singing elsa doll…laughing jack…easy crock pot…discount dance…boogie and tootsies…check n go…always like a girl…seesaw nystagmus…lacuna significado!!!!!
RIP Joe: Joe Franklin was a dear friend of mine. When I moved to NYC in 2006 he took me under his wing, introducing me to the who’s who of NYC. One of my fondest memories was my then five year old daughter Clover singing Over The Rainbow to Joe in his 43rd Street office. (I will attempt to dig up the video and post it in the coming days). Joe, you will be missed forever. NYT
Restaurant of the Month: My longtime buddy Fred formerly of Red has done it again. He is part of the super fab new South Beach restaurant SooWoo This upscale Korean/sushi gem is the hottest new restaurant in Miami. Fresh meats and fish cooked right in front of you by a staff that is of the highest training, mixing cuisine with acrobatics. SooWoo is a culinary show that has not been seen before anywhere. A must destination for foodies!!! My only beef with SooWoo is that they are not yet globally branded. I intend to call the owner and discuss franchising them, it will be a sure home run. Bravo SooWoo, you did it your way and better than anyone else!!!! I will review SooWoo’s Sunday buffet in the coming weeks.
Hotel of the Month: Palais Hansen Keminski Vienna, a jewel of a hotel right in the middle of vibrant Vienna. This hotel is uber high end, mixing great accommodations with a funky lobby/lounge and a mouth watering restaurant. The best choice to stay at when you visit Austria’s historical city.
Sailing without jib,
green wood turning,
2015 – year of the goat,
can you take us higher?,
to the sky high apple pie,
up in the old hotel,
in a natural high,
ruby truncate string,
sitting is the new smoking,
kills more people than HIV,
move that dope,
silver dance kaleidoscope ,
shake and go,
in the land of the midnight sun,
where rivers run free,
equality is king,
laugh to a pudding crawl,
crying release endorphins,
do you ever become jarl in skyrim? – I. Halperin, No.1 NY Times Bestselling author/award winning film director/Touring Musician/editor www.ianundercover.com
New Album “Imperfect: Vol. I ” arriving in 2015
Wishing everyone lots of love, happiness and good health. Make your dreams come true in 2015!!!!
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IUC Travel: Who needs the beach? Hotel Kempinski in Sofia creates the perfect urban oasis, including a spectacular pool, health club and several mouth watering restaurants. No detail is spared at this eye popping gem smack in the middle of Bulgaria’s beautiful big city. Kempinski is palatial, ornate and affordable. A must stay when you visit Sofia, a city that is swiftly developing into one of Europe’s hottest cities.
IUC Travel: Budapest Part III
Top 5 Things about Budapest this holiday season:
1) Ferris Wheel across from Budapest’s fabulous hotel - Kempinski Hotel Corvinus
2) The outdoor Christmas Fairs/markets
3) The Nutcracker playing at The Opera House
5) Goulash Soup to keep you warm
IUC Travel (Budapest Part II): The defining element of Budapest’s cuisine is its endlessness of quality restaurants. No matter where you go in stunning Budapest there is an omnipresent food culture that rivals some of the world’s top cities like NYC, London and Paris. I experienced one of the best steak dinners I’ve had at the refined brasserie ÉS Bisztró in the highly rated Kempinski Hotel Corvinus. ÉS Bisztró conjures the great steak houses of Manhattan but with a tad more sauce – in other words haute culture meets fine dining. The service was impeccable and the wine list comprised mainly an array of local wines that are immaculate. A must dining experience for anyone in Budapest!
IUC Travel: Budapest is Europe’s hidden gem. It encompasses the chic culture of Paris and the incredible gastronomy of Italy – cleaner and safer than any city I’ve been to. If you visit Budapest it is imperative to stay at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus – a knockout from first glance with a modern design like a dreamy luxurious mirage providing a palatial spa retreat, smack in the middle of Europe’s most up and coming, vibrant city. Rooms are decked out with warm decor, cool art, extremely comfortable bedding and first class bathrooms. The spa on the second floor is stellar – designed to invoke the feelings of an incredible holistic experience, with various steam, sauna and massage rooms. You can lounge out after in the decadent infinity pool, a welcome respite from the cold winter weather outside. Sample the best sushi and asian fusion food on the planet at Nobu Budapest, located on the hotel’s ground floor. I’ve been to several Nobu’s around the world, but have never enjoyed the Nobu experience as much as I did in Budapest. Kempinski is a top notch luxury hotel that pampers its guests with class every which way. For example, on Sunday it offers a special Breakfast at Tiffany’s that perhaps is the most unique breakfast experience I’ve had in years – featuring a fashion show, the most tasty breakfast you can dream of and of course the classic Audrey Hepburn film running throughout. With its refined international food and incredible amenities I hereby award Kempinski Hotel Corvinus the IUC 2014 Award as Hotel Of The Year. Bravo Kempinski!!!!
Turkey and a straw…wanting a flat stomach…gobble, gobble…yaphet kotto…sam’s thermal tote…will the circle be unbroken…fornicator in tagalog…sax and the His Highness city…amoeba proteus…likely lads in harm’s way…falling out of the bed while sleeping…stars and the ice bucket challenge…throttle slowly!!!!!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving y’all!!!!!!!