Olio & Limone is now my favorite Italian restaurant in the world…. and what a pleasure not to experience the burden of airplane pasta and worse, long lines for US Customs…. when all you have to do is find West Victoria Street in Santa Barbara and indulge.
Best Chefs in the World
LuxEco Food will feature restaurants that prepare delicious dishes with organic ingredients that are produced in a sustainable manner. The innovative chefs behind the dishes are the source of inspiration as they share their tips and secrets for preparing your own eco menus.
Journey with us to South Africa the home and heritage of Nelson Mandela. The Saxon Villa and Spa is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.
The Oyster Box Hotel In Durban South Africa Is Your Dream Vacation: LuxEcoLiving’s Best Luxury Hotel
Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, a Member of Red Carnation Hotel Collection, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat: LuxEcoLiving’s # 1 Choice for South Africa’s National World Heritage Site
Bushmans Kloof is Stunning! Spectacular! A haven for culinary delights! A once in a lifetime experience… nothing can compare to this Relais & Châteaux property part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection
There is only one place in Nairobi… The Hemingways is historic. The grounds are magnificent and the view of Ngong Hills from your terrace translates the love and passion that Karen Blixen held for the land she so dearly loved.
Heats on. Temperatures are soaring. Dinner time is a challenge and so is the clean up. But what’s easy, delicious and always a favorite? In our home it’s a good old American burger with melted cheddar cheese.
If your looking for an experience that encapsulates the beauty and serenity of the English countryside in a part of the world that is known for the origins of fox hunting, do explore one of the places where the famous British playwright Noel Coward resided and wrote. Hambleton Hall ranks as our top choice for 2016
Explore the magnificent cuisine of 3 star Michelin Chef Eric Frechon
Le Train Bleu is a best kept secret. Even most parisien’s won’t share. Dine surrounded by beautiful Belle Epoque artistry, savor the food and wine and dream of what the french call the “golden age.” Paris was cold and grey. Rain had begun to cover the sidewalk as we left our hotel heading for […]
By James and Nancy Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Aix-en-Provence, France In a world of gastronomic giants… there is only one. Alain Ducasse. He holds some twenty-odd Michelin stars and is continually traveling the globe to refresh his culinary senses for the betterment of the maisons and restaurants that carry his […]
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World LuxEcoLiving “If I can’t have too many truffles, I’ll do without truffles.” –Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Provence, France “If you could dream the perfect place in Provence to celebrate your love of incredible food, wine, cheese and more… this would be it! ” […]
Daniele Mazet-Delpeuch is a legendary French Chef portrayed by actress Catherine Frot in Haute Cuisine
Introduction by Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Nocturnal cravings? Do you have them too? There I was plopped beside my husband in our ultra California King sized bed with covers drawn up to our necks. He, with his eyelids at half mast and mine wide open with flailing […]
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World King Midas was known to have a golden touch but he’s not alone. Meet Celebrity Chef Wendy Brodie! Carmel California Speaking foodies to foodie… I have to say, spending time with celebrated California Artist/Chef Wendy Brodie and her husband Bob has to […]
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Los Alamos California population 1,890. Full of Life Flatbread Pizza Restaurant… the whole darn town. An Organic Gold 5 Star Restaurant that brings the art of food into Family Style Dining. Crave pizza and you will seek the best crust west of […]
By James and Nancy Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Hotel Bristol Kärntner Ring 1 1010 Vienna, Austria Discovering the finest Austrian Art at the Belvedere Museum and world famous Horses at the Spanish Riding School. A Taste of Sacher Torte. Witness why you want to book today! ART and Culture Vienna Austria, […]
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World It’s not fancy, austere, or elaborate. The environment inside Murray Circle restaurant at Cavallo Point is the perfect setting for a sitting of a spectacular series of courses prepared by Executive Chef Justin Everett. Murray Circle, under the […]
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World A Restaurant Review: S.Y. Kitchen is a dream come true! We had the best time when we traveled to Italy. We ate our meals in the charming hill top towns. Sometimes we would drive without a road map having learned […]
By Grace Robertson, LuxEco Advocate
Keeping Austin Weird With…South Congress Trailers!
Austin is a great place to live because of its’ fun people, great music, and uniqueness. Its’ motto is Keep Austin Weird, which is a perfect name for this individualistic place. In my opinion, walking in downtown Austin is a whole different experience from walking in any other city.
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World In a historic setting which rekindles Hollywoods Golden but now Green Age, the Hotel-Bel-Air exudes charm, grace and a state of luxuriance hardly ever seen. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” […]
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World To B or not to B at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara at Christmas? Don’t even think about saying no! Just treat yourself to an experience of a lifetime. Or, if you are thinking about planning your daughter’s […]
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Reporting from Casa Madrona in Sausalito California A Restaurant Review Sushi Ran is a jewel! It satisfies not only the palette but an ecominded piscivore’s conscience. […]
By Nancy Chuda founder and editor-in-chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World. Do drop in when in San Luis Obispo. Visit the mission, have a coffee at Novo, creek side and then get ready to share a meal with some foodie friends. Luna Red is an exquisitely conceived avant garde restaurant that […]
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEco Living and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Having just returned from Burgundy, France as guests of Benjamin and Frances Haas who have a magnificent farm house that they rent, it was hard not to miss Le Fromage and the fine Pommard and Montrachet wines. The […]
By: Lauren O’Neill, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Los Angeles foodies can rejoice because there is a new vegan restaurant in town, Sage Organic Vegan Bistro on the corner of Sunset and Logan in Echo Park. Formerly raw food restaurant Mooi, the space is now a dream team of organic vegan delicacies: healthy comfort food from Sage, and delicious, dairy-free ice cream from the popular KindKreme desserts (also in Studio City and Pasadena). With the owners of Millie’s in Silver Lake and a former chef of well-renowned vegan restaurant Flore, it’s no wonder the food is so good that it will satiate the taste buds of vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike.
Text By: Kammie Daniels; Video By: Marcus Inglizian, Basil Vernon and Kammie Daniels
Sitting in the lively O!Burger, looking out over the bright space filled with, among others, neighborhood hipsters, middle-aged men direct from the gym, and couples in close conversation-all customers greeted by a genuinely friendly staff- Basil and I said to one another, “I like this place already.”
The food, we’re happy to report, is equally appealing.
From the french fries and condiments to the burgers and fresh buns, everything is organic at O!Burger, the first burger joint in Los Angeles serving exclusively 100% certified organic food.
As victims of busy schedules, we are easily seduced by the drive-thru lines of fast food traps that promise quick service for low cost and oftentimes, low-quality food. We’ve seen their brightly colored signs along freeways, tempting our growling stomachs, but why should we have to sacrifice quality and health in the interest of saving time and money? Many fast food chains have caught on and are modifying their business initiatives to promote healthier and more eco-friendly practices.
By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Editorial Assistant Imagine walking into a fast-food restaurant with a menu sans greasy cheeseburgers, replaced by roasted chicken wraps and pork-and-sweet potato kabobs. Two former McDonald’s executives are brainstorming a new restaurant concept for a healthy and environmentally conscious alternative to fast food, tentatively called Stephanie’s. With plans to open its doors in […]
By Rachel Sarnoff, Writer and Founder of EcoStiletto.com and MommyGreenest.com and LuxEco Advocate Who can get Casey Affleck, Joaquin Phoenix, Liv Tyler, Jenny McCarthy, Daryl Hannah, Gus Van Sant, Matthew Cera and twenty or so others of Hollywood’s cool list together for a meal of tofu, quinoa and tempeh? Only Makini Howell, chef and co-owner […]