Mardi Gras: Muffulettas & Fried Oyster Po’ Boys

I always miss New Orleans and Tulane Architecture (my alma mater), and  this time of year– MARDI GRAS, dawlin’!  I especially miss Muffulettas and Fried Oyster Po’ Boys. My favorite place in New Orleans for a Po’ Boy is Domilise’s. Looking it up, I came across HollyEAts.com …Great Food cheap. Love it!

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muffaletta
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Check out NOLACuisine.com for a Muffuletta Bread Recipe.

The Muffuletta sandwich had its origins at the Central Grocery in New Orleans,  the primary ingredient being an Italian jarred olive salad.  Or, you could make your own using this Muffulettta Sandwich Recipe from Epicurioius.com.

Oyster Sandwich
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From the Food Network, here is a great recipe for  fried oyster po’ boys with spicy remoulade sauce! Try it it on on Italian bread (above)  or a French baguette.

Costa Rica-Luxury Adventure Travel

Costa Rica is  one of the destinations in the Top 12 list of Abercrombie & Kent.  The company offers several types of luxury-mixed-with-adventure trips.  Your desires may be kayaking Cano Palma, ziplining through the rainforest canopy or getting immersed in culture in the village of Tortuguero.  They offer customizable itinerarys that include naturalist guides and luxurious accommodations.

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Hotel Arenal Nayara and Volcano

But if you are looking for something to invest in or a piece of the tropics to call your own, my friend from High School, Gretchen Gutshall Anderson, and her husband, Robert have conceptualized and teamed up with internationally recognized leaders in Resort, Luxury and Lifestyle Design, whose collective philosophy is to provide sustainable, memorable experiences through recreation, education and the exploration of of the synergy of the authentic elements of community development and support, cultural integrity, Adventure Lifestyle and Immersion Wellness.  Here are two examples.

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La Serena Resort and Spa is nestled within the coastal hills and pastoral lands of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.  The development site for La Serena is a 600 acre working cattle ranch and  is the largest, privately owned property within walking distance of the National Park.  Its pristine, white sand beaches, are only five blocks from the new Marina Pez Vela, the “largest Five Star Marina in Central America,” (first 100 slips to be delivered in June).

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The Ranch is located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica;  it borders the quaint coastal town of Quepos, and is five minutes from the Manuel Antonio National Park and Wildlife Preserve. Driving time from San Jose, along the best highway in the country, is approximately 2.0 hours, or it is an 18 minute flight from the airport in Alajuela. Manuel Antonio is widely recognized as the premiere tourist destination in all of Costa Rica not only because of the park and wildlife preserve,  but also for  its unparalleled natural beauty and international ambiance– a paradise where the jungle literally cascades down the hillside to the white sands of the Pacific Ocean.

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Development Team
• Dr. Robert M. Anderson:  Owner / Developer

EDSA:  Land Planning / Landscape Architecture

EDSA on the team for the land Planning and Landscape Architecture has an elaborate portfolio, including a project at the Four Seasons Terr Blanche in France. This development includes two 18-hole Dave Thomas signature golf courses, a clubhouse, a 5-star hotel with over 100 suites, and 16 single-family lots. EDSA provided the master planning, detail design, and on-site observation services for all the resort areas.

WATG:  Hotel Conceptual Architecture / Hillside Villa Architecture

 

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Atlantis, Paradise Island-WATG Project Example

Arthur Hills / Steve Forrest and Associates:  Golf Course Architecture- See the ISSUU they have published that shows more elaborate visual conception here.

Facio Abogados:  Legal Counsel• Urbanizadora La Laguna:  Project management, permitting, engineering services (civil, geotechnical, hydrological)

Eco y Eco:  Environmental Consultant

For more information about this project and inquiries on the investment opportunity please contact us so that we may conect you with Robert and Gretchen/ Owner/ developer

 

 

LUXUO: a Luxurious Blog that “Wowed” Us

I just added LUXUO to our You Wowed Uslink list. It is a beautiful and well-laid-out blog of all things Luxurious, from Billionaire Life all the way down to Pets to Writing Instruments, and all things in between that we at Globally Gorgeous also focus on. We are always excited to find new resources and news on the latest and greatest in topics such as art, design, luxury real estate, travel, aircraft and yachting. I couldn’t help but re-post their recent post on Alexander Wang’s niece at a New York Fashion Week.  Seriously cute.

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GQ has quoted her as “the most fashionable (barely) one year old on the planet.”

Great Art Direction: Check out Rue, an online design Magazine.

John just showed me an exciting new online magazine called Rue, for which our friend and graphic design guru, Bri Emery, is the Art Director. The layout and visuals of this design “fest”  are hip, stylish and will leave you drooling. Check it out.

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They are heading into the fourth issue.

Also see Bri’s blog…Design Love Fest….”where text and images totally make out.”

Oahu’s Best Coconut Desserts: We created a Haupia Monster!

A friend who recently visited us in Hawaii emailed me: “You’ve created a coconut monster!” Evidently she was craving coconut haupia cream pie, coconut bread pudding and coconut cake, all of which we i

ndulged in while she was visiting us in Honolulu. Her favorite was Ted’s Haupia Cream pie From Ted’s Bakery on the North Shore, Oahu.

Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie

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Ted’s most famous pie is Chocolate Haupia Pie. Here’s a link to the recipe courtesy Hawaii Magazine.com

Halekulani Coconut Cake

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Gregg’s favorite is the Halekulani Coconut Cake that we provided the recipe for on this blog.

Diamond Head Grill Coconut Bread Pudding

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My favorite is Diamond Head Market and Grill Coconut Bread Pudding. I’m not sure what Diamond Head’s recipe is but here is Sam Choy’s recipe Courtesy Feeding My Ohana …Enjoy!

Oscar Party: Do It Yourself Glamour

It’s that time of year:  time for the Academy Awards!  If you’re planning an Oscar Party, here are some ideas and resources to make it  fun and glam. It always seems that after the holidays the next “big event” for us is an Oscar Party. Living in Southern California, we have a number of friends in “the business” and some have been nominated and even won academy awards. So, having a real Oscar statue to display is a great place to start the decor and theme for our party.

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Oscars make great centerpieces!  But decor should start at the street…well actually, it starts on the invite….make it clear on the invitation to glam it up!

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