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Loren Brill
Loren Brill is a New York-based yogi, foodie, and healthy lifestyle advocate. She is the Founder & SweetEO of Sweet Loren’s, a cookie dough company founded on the promise of real, whole ingredients that are not only delicious, but fuel for the life you want.

In today’s world, we care more about what we put into our bodies than ever before. Loren combines her knowledge of food and active lifestyles to give readers a unique perspective on where and how they eat. Through her adventures at top-rated restaurants, local haunts, and hidden gems – she offers up her own take and recommendations.

She is always on the hunt for the best ingredients—both in her own kitchen and all over the world. She continues that hunt – writing about food that fits her philosophy of healthy, active living—wherever she is.

She is a graduate of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California and a certified Hatha Yoga instructor. She completed the master class in cooking at The New School and studied with The Natural Gourmet Institute.

Be SWEET to Yourself.

Entries by Loren Brill

Freshen Up in NYC

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM

With endless choices of salons to go to in NYC, I went to Paul Labrecque for the first time. I was happy I did and learned many tricks/tips while there that I wanted to share.

Firstly, with hair that can knot easily, don't use a normal brush - use...

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Juni: Extra-Ordinary Modernist Cuisine

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 1:20 PM

Juni, a michelin star rated restaurant in NYC's Flat Iron, has Chef Shaun Hergatt offering extraordinary modernist cuisine. His menu is delicious, beautifully plated, and there is a gorgeous hotel ambience. Chef Hergatt is from Australia, and is both talented and charming. He believes in high end seasonality, using ingredients...

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All'onda's Chef Chris Jaeckle

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 10:50 AM

I had such a great meal at All'onda in NYC, that I had to ask the Chef for the recipe to share. A whole dorade recipe that is such a nice way to finish off summer. The recipe uses Yuzu Kosho in the salda verde, showing how Chef Chris Jaeckle...

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Dojo Izakaya for Late Night

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 1:21 AM

A casual and cozy spin-off of Sushi Dojo (one of my favorite go-to sushi spots in NYC) introduces Dojo Izakaya -- a small restaurant offering a simple and unique selection of vegetables, seafood and meat cooked in the Japanese tradition. Under low lighting in an intimate space, it's the perfect...

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Glasserie: A Perfect Mediterranean Meal in Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 12:46 PM

Glasserie is a very special spot. Glad it is on my radar now as dinner is divine, and from what I hear, brunch is even better. Glasserie offers up Mediterranean fare in a former glass factory (Greenpoint Glass Works to be exact) with a rustic, cool decor. It has wooden...

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Dop Dop Salon: Soho's Hair Gem

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 1:28 PM

Dop Dop Hair Salon is reliable, fun, and overall fabulous.

What a great hair experience. As Summer is here, I decided it was time to freshen up my hair with something that was beachy, natural looking but also adding some extra lightness to my hair with a haircut and...

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Facials Are Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 1:03 PM

Erno Laszlo: top notch facial in NYC.

Skin regime is a huge part of being healthy from the inside out. There are cheap to expensive options all around - from small boutique businesses to hotel spas. I hadn't ever found the real deal until I came upon Erno Laszlo's...

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Tasty Tapas and Flamenco in NYC

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 2:27 AM

Alvaro Reinoso's Andanada restaurant owns its Michelin Star! What a gem to find on the UWS of NYC. The long bar, communal tables at the front, and gorgeous green house feel in the back of the restaurant make this spot perfect for any occasion.

Refined Spanish tapas, this food is...

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Restaurant Marc Forgione: Bold, Comfortable, Delicious

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 11:43 AM

A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of dining at Restaurant Marc Forgione in Tribeca. I live nearby, so, was happy to finally get a chance to sample the menu and see the space. Marc was there and was entertaining, passionate, and sweet all at the same time. This...

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Florian: Shelly Fireman Brings on More Great Italian

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 5:21 PM

Restaurateur Shelly Fireman, best known as the creator of the staple Italian bistros Trattoria Dell'Arte, Bond 45, and Cafe Fiorello, opened up Florian this year. The restaurant feels like a mix of all of these bistros, yet with a modern twist. Fireman's unbelievable sculptures and art are placed in the...

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Shaggy Hair Studio: One of the Best in NYC

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 10:36 AM

Finding a great hair studio and stylist who can do everything from a great blowout to highlights to full color -- once found -- is a true keeper. But, you already know this.

I've jumped around a lot from salon to salon in NYC --from super expensive to fairly cheap...

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Krupa Grocery: Brooklyn's Delicious Addition

(2) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 1:16 PM

Krupa Grocery is a special addition to the neighborhood. Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn just keeps getting better. Serving morning coffee, pastries, and three square meals--this IS your neighborhood spot.

Chef Domenick Gianfrancesco hails from Queens, went to the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), and landed an externship at Tom Collicchio's Craft...

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Lobster All Year-Round: Ed's Lobster Bar

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Ed's Lobster Bar is an escape from New York City in the heart of SoHo, NYC. With a gorgeous marble 35 seat bar, this restaurant is great to dine at alone, with a friend, or on a date. The menu fits the bill for casual to celebratory. Love a restaurant...

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Where Vision Meets Taste: Ellary's Greens

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 2:29 PM

It's so rare that I find a great restaurant that matches my exact philosophy--bringing good, whole ingredients that are not only nutrient-dense but simply, and unequivocally, delicious. Ellary's Greens is a charming eatery on Carmine, nestled in the West Village - a neighborhood known for amazing Italian pizzerias and vegan...

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Chic Casual: Trattoria Il Mulino

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 5:48 PM

Trattoria Il Mulino, the chic casual restaurant from the Il Mulino group, is located in NYC's Flatiron district. Everything on the menu -- from handmade mozzarella to their pizzas and pastas, alongside secondis including fish, veal chops, meat, veggie sides and several dessert options -- match the decor of this...

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Isola Trattoria and Crudo Bar in a Romantic Greenhouse

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 1:05 PM

Isola Trattoria and Crudo Bar is one of the coolest restaurants and spaces in NYC. AWESOME glass ceiling. DELICIOUS menu. Truly, a unique find in NYC. Have your next date, bar drinks, dinner party or celebration here. Chic, classy, cool.

You truly feel like you're in Europe or Miami...

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Catch NY Is a Must-Go

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 11:39 AM

Catch NY, a 3 story restaurant, located in the heart of NYC's Meatpacking District, has something for everyone. With a nice, modern, wooden, comfortable ambience, it's great for a date, drinks with a friend, and dinner with a party.

The first 2 stories are the restaurant, with a solid...

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Taking the Festival to the Farm

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 2:07 PM

The must-attend event for next year's Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival.

Sunday's lunch at this year's PBFWF was an absolute highlight for food and location alike. World-class chefs with live music on a farm. Southern Comfort was held at Swank Farms in Loxahatchee.

This is a hydro-natural farm...

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Experience the Best of Palm Beach

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 7:01 PM

Sunny, intimate, and delicious -- that's what the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival is all about.

Since PBFWF's launch in 2003, charity work has been an important part. PBFWF has raised and donated more than $55,000.

"Truth be told, the charity work is equally as important as...

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Hosting Cloud 9, Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 4:57 PM

If there was one hashtag that could sum up how much fun Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival 2013 was -- it would be #cloud9. Only a couple weeks ago I was in sunny Palm Beach, Florida at the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival 2013. It was not only...

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