Hello Substantial Living! As the flowers are popping out of the earth and we say goodbye to winter in the last rainy days of San Francisco, I was inspired to create this recipe. It was shortly after I was having some Chinese lychee tea with my lovely friend, Kamila, whose fashion designs always make me … Continue reading Icelandic Fish Stew with a Saffron Leek BrothRead more.
A few months ago, serendipitously I was introduced to NYC designer Susan Linss by my colleague and friend, Edreece Arghandiwal, CEO and Founder of an innovative video journaling app Jurni, who sent me a recent article in Hypebeast featuring Susan as Kanye West and Hype William’s Production Designer. Needless to say, she is a creative force more … Continue reading Susan Linss: The Mind Behind the DesignRead more.
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine was visiting San Francisco for some work at Stanford University. He wanted to meet up after and take a day trip to Napa. For those of you who know me, taking leisurely day trips to Napa is no longer a part of my genetic makeup-and by that … Continue reading A Little Napa Courage from MahinRead more.
This weekend as I took a little trip up to Napa with my product to share with local restauranteurs and wineries, I had one of the loveliest meals in my life at Italian Bistro Don Giovanni. Everything we had was just absolutely delicious and fresh, from the octopus salad, to olive oil focaccia, their infamous burger … Continue reading Napa Bistro Don GiovanniRead more.
Hello Substantial Living, As we all know, tools are key in the kitchen and well just about anywhere else they are needed! They matter a lot more than we give them credit for-and I think they can make or break an experience. Last year I went on a trip to the island of Borneo, Malaysia … Continue reading Design Spoons from the Borneo RainforestRead more.
Hello Substantial Living! Today I wanted to share a dish that is a fusion of three different cultures-Indian, Middle Eastern and Italian. Starting with mujedra which is considered to be street food in the Middle Eastern cuisine. Mujedra is made of brown lentils mixed with rice or bulgar wheat, topped with crispy fried onions, and a cucumber yogurt. … Continue reading Middle Eastern Mujedra + Bolognese Indian Kheema: A Substantial ComboRead more.
Nothing is more Substantial than the first morning cup of coffee, as everything awakens. Today I treated myself to a cup of an infamous Kopi Luwak coffee that I brought back from Bali. Luwak coffee is unique as it produced by coffee cherries that are eaten and defected by Asian civet. Traditionally, coffee makers would forage … Continue reading Luwak Coffee-A Travel MemoirRead more.
With flavors like rose, ylang ylang and Peruvian sea salt, the L’Atelier du Chocolates in NYC warmed my heart. What’s more exciting was that my sister had them waiting for me as a welcome gift on my bed as we spend a couple of weeks together, preparing for her new baby. My first Substantial Living bicoastal … Continue reading L’Atelier du Chocolate and My SisterRead more.
Will miss this view, but I am ready to wanderlust over to the East Coast and make my pilgrimage to my favorite fashion and food spots and of course see my favorite people and get some Substantial business done! Hello Boston, NYC, LA!Read more.
As this last year wrapped up, one of my best friends gifted me a travel experience-since I am the experience junkie. It was such a meaningful trip-where I got to connect with one of my oldest friends, in an amazing place, the Half Moon Bay Ritz. What a fabulous idea!! From our room window. Donald Trump was … Continue reading A Substantial Half Moon Bay ExperienceRead more.