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Friday, April 19, 2024

#ChezPeachy #KeepingFranceonTop #MadeinFrance #FrancePeachy #Degrenne Since 1948 @degrenne_paris Dessert and Bread Plates from L Fragment Porcelaine Collection Highly Recommended by @ManhattanPeachy #PeachyDeegan #WhomYouKnow #LivingHeritageofFrance

Oooh la la Mademoiselle Peachy has discovered an old-world luxury brand new to her that you simply must discover for yourself: DEGRENNE.  Allow us to serve your weekend up to you on the absolutely stunning L Fragment White Plate (Blanc Assiette) collection.
Our column on all things home is CHEZ PEACHY for all languages, and we could not be more thrilled to present to you our inaugural review on this OUTSTANDING French brand, Degrenne MADE IN FRANCE! BIEN SUR, MES AMIS!!!!  With a rare elegance, the COLLECTION L FRAGMENT 24cm dessert plate in white porcelain has a majestic wing with a satin texture and is bordered by this unique fragments pattern. Its companion that we received has the opposite design; on one, the pattern is the border and on the other, the pattern is the center.  Equally of rare elegance, the COLLECTION L FRAGMENT 14cm bread plate in white porcelain has a majestic center with a satin texture that showcases the pattern in the center.  
The L Fragment Porcelaine is crafted from the finest kaolin sourced from Limoges, ensuring unparalleled quality L FRAGMENT is made in the DEGRENNE's factory in Limoges, from an extra-white paste. Its textured decoration on the wings is inspired by mineral motifs. It is enameled and then wiped, which gives it its beautiful matte finish while providing protection against food stains.
The "Living Heritage of France" certification, bestowed upon brands by the French Government for their role in projecting the essence of France worldwide, is an honor that is celebrated in the fine craftsmanship of Degrenne. 

As one of the few remaining manufacturers able to claim the "Made In France" label, Degrenne stands firm in preserving the French savoir-faire in tableware amidst a landscape where competitors predominantly outsource production to Asia.  If you know Peachy at all, for the last 15 years at every trade show she will ask the brand where they are manufactured, and Degrenne convinced us they share our vision for the world of excellence evidenced by their fine French quality manufacturing.

Degrenne products grace the tables of numerous French brasseries and bistros, as well as renowned Michelin-starred restaurants like Eleven Madison and Arpège, not to mention highly esteemed establishments that you would recognize. Degrenne sets the standard in their presence in some of the most refined dining destinations globally. 

Readers, this is just the first in a series of the Degrenne hit parade that we will show you because Mademoiselle Peachy has simple taste: She only likes the best.  Degrenne Dessert and Bread Plates from L Fragment Porcelaine Collection are Highly Recommended!

In 1948, Guy Degrenne, a young son of a goldsmith, harbored a keen interest in designing and crafting flatware. Amidst traversing the battlefields of Normandy, he pondered the potential of the abundant stainless steel from tanks. Eventually, he conceived the idea of repurposing these tanks by bringing them to his father's manufacturing facility, utilizing the armored stainless steel as molds for his inaugural flatware collection. Today, Degrenne continues to offer the original flatware line he created, aptly named "Normandy." Today Degrenne has three factories: one for the stainless steel flatware in Normandy, one in Limoges for its high end porcelain and one in Alfold, Hungary for its colored porcelain and stoneware.

DEGRENNE celebrates its industrial heritage and the know-how of these women and men who work like artists with the two materials at the heart of the brand's DNA: stainless steel and porcelain. Discover the Made in Limoges and Made in Normandy products; stay tuned for more excellence from this absolutely amazing fine French brand.

Their website tells us:


We embody the French art de vivre and we want to share the unforgettable experiences it creates; those we savour, those we look forward to, those we will remember.

For all those experiences when memories are made and traditions are passed on, DEGRENNE cultivates the art of elegant living.

Founded in 1948, DEGRENNE is a wonderful story of entrepreneurship, spearheaded by the dream of a silversmith enthusiast. Its visionary founder Guy Degrenne quickly understood the potential of stainless steel and embarked on a quest: to rethink the art of tableware by making silversmith creations available to more people.

For more than 75 years now, the clean lines and playful understated charm of DEGRENNE collections have been a feature on all kinds of tables, revealing the joy and sentiment found in every occasion.

Inspired by the revival of French gastronomy and the finely honed techniques of the country’s greatest chefs, these collections are also acclaimed by professionals around the world.


Building on French know-how, DEGRENNE first made a name for itself by producing steel cutlery in its silversmith workshops in Vire, Normandy, bringing life to majestic steel coils, forging and polishing exceptional pieces. DEGRENNE also manufactures its Expert culinary collection in Vire, benefiting from the factory’s embossing know-how.The brand’s know-how guarantees precision and expertise, and it uses those strengths to combine tradition and innovation in every element of tableware.


DEGRENNE also has porcelain manufactures in Limoges, which benefit from the Protected Geographical Indication label, and in Alföld, Hungary, where the expert hands of craftsmen passionately run the factories to create unique pieces.

Shapes and materials are crafted with particular attention to both aesthetic and functional requirements. To make the table a moment dedicated to gastronomic pleasures, from the simplest to the most elaborate, DEGRENNE imagines unique collections that embody excellence and that can be combined with one another.

By playing on combinations, contrasts, shapes, colours and materials, each dish finds its place harmoniously at the table.


The passion and know-how cultivated by all DEGRENNE craftsmen quickly transcend the factories walls.

The excellence pursuit and the well done work love characterize the House seduce and today make DEGRENNE an emblem of the French Tableware.

Proud to be recognized by the State as "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant", DEGRENNE maintains the creative spirit of its teams and preserves the excellence of these regional know-how, aware that these are its first wealth.

More than a label, it's a real honour to be part of this highly selective group, which helps to promote the expertise of 1,370 companies that are emblematic of French excellence both inside and outside France. Precision of gesture, mastery of unique manufacturing processes and exceptional quality of materials, our collections are recognised the world over for their "very high added value".

Together, let's continue to write this beautiful heritage story!
In French:
Oooh la la Mademoiselle Peachy a découvert un tout nouveau luxe d'antan qu'il vous faut absolument découvrir par vous-même : DEGRENNE. Permettez-nous de vous servir votre week-end avec la superbe collection L Fragment White Plate (Blanc Assiette). Notre rubrique sur tout ce qui concerne la maison est CHEZ PEACHY pour toutes les langues, et nous ne pourrions être plus ravis de vous présenter notre revue inaugurale sur cette marque française EXCEPTIONNELLE, Degrenne MADE IN FRANCE ! BIEN SUR, MES AMIS !!!! D'une élégance rare, l'assiette à dessert 24cm COLLECTION L FRAGMENT en porcelaine blanche présente une aile majestueuse à la texture satinée et est bordée de ce motif de fragments unique. Son compagnon que nous avons reçu a le design inverse ; sur l’un, le motif est la bordure et sur l’autre, le motif est le centre. Tout aussi d'une élégance rare, l'assiette à pain 14cm COLLECTION L FRAGMENT en porcelaine blanche possède un centre majestueux à la texture satinée qui met en valeur le motif central. La Porcelaine L Fragment est fabriquée à partir des meilleurs kaolins provenant de Limoges, garantissant une qualité inégalée. L FRAGMENT est fabriqué dans l'usine DEGRENNE à Limoges, à partir d'une pâte extra-blanche. Son décor texturé sur les ailes s'inspire de motifs minéraux. Il est émaillé puis essuyé, ce qui lui confère son beau fini mat tout en assurant une protection contre les taches alimentaires.
La certification « Patrimoine vivant de France », décernée aux marques par le gouvernement français pour leur rôle dans la projection de l'essence de la France dans le monde, est un honneur célébré dans le savoir-faire de Degrenne. En tant que l'un des rares fabricants encore en mesure de revendiquer le label « Made In France », Degrenne s'engage à préserver le savoir-faire français en matière d'art de la table dans un paysage où ses concurrents sous-traitent majoritairement leur production en Asie. Si vous connaissez Peachy, depuis 15 ans, à chaque salon, elle demande à la marque où ils sont fabriqués, et Degrenne nous a convaincus qu'ils partagent notre vision du monde de l'excellence, comme en témoigne leur fabrication de qualité française. En 1948, Guy Degrenne, jeune fils d'orfèvre, nourrit un vif intérêt pour la conception et la fabrication de couverts. En parcourant les champs de bataille de Normandie, il réfléchit au potentiel de l’abondant acier inoxydable provenant des chars. Finalement, il a eu l'idée de réutiliser ces réservoirs en les apportant à l'usine de fabrication de son père, en utilisant l'acier inoxydable blindé comme moules pour sa première collection de couverts. Aujourd'hui, Degrenne continue de proposer la ligne de couverts originale qu'il a créée, bien nommée « Normandie ». Degrenne possède aujourd'hui trois usines : une pour les couverts en inox en Normandie, une à Limoges pour sa porcelaine haut de gamme et une à Alfold en Hongrie pour sa porcelaine et grès colorés. FABRIQUÉ EN FRANCE DEGRENNE célèbre son héritage industriel et le savoir-faire de ces femmes et hommes qui travaillent tels des artistes avec les deux matières au cœur de l'ADN de la marque : l'inox et la porcelaine. Découvrez les produits Made in Limoges et Made in Normandie ; restez à l’écoute pour plus d’excellence de cette marque française absolument incroyable. Leur site internet nous dit : MAISON DEGRENNE Nous incarnons l'art de vivre à la française et souhaitons partager les expériences inoubliables qu'il crée ; ceux que l'on savoure, ceux que l'on attend avec impatience, ceux dont on se souviendra. Pour toutes ces expériences où les souvenirs se créent et les traditions se transmettent, DEGRENNE cultive l'art de vivre avec élégance. Fondée en 1948, DEGRENNE, c'est une belle histoire d'entrepreneuriat, portée par le rêve d'un orfèvre passionné. Son fondateur visionnaire Guy Degrenne comprend très vite le potentiel de l'acier inoxydable et se lance dans une quête : repenser l'art de la table en rendant accessibles au plus grand nombre les créations d'orfèvrerie. Depuis plus de 75 ans maintenant, les lignes épurées et le charme ludique et discret des collections DEGRENNE s'invitent sur toutes sortes de tables, révélant la joie et le sentiment que l'on retrouve en chaque occasion. Inspirées du renouveau de la gastronomie française et des techniques affinées des plus grands chefs du pays, ces collections sont également plébiscitées par les professionnels du monde entier. UN SAVOIR-FAIRE EXCEPTIONNEL
Fort d'un savoir-faire français, DEGRENNE s'est d'abord fait connaître en produisant des couverts en acier dans ses ateliers d'orfèvrerie de Vire en Normandie, donnant vie à de majestueuses bobines d'acier, forgeant et polissant des pièces d'exception. DEGRENNE fabrique également sa collection culinaire Expert à Vire, bénéficiant du savoir-faire de l'usine en gaufrage. Le savoir-faire de la marque garantit précision et savoir-faire et utilise ces atouts pour allier tradition et innovation dans chaque élément des arts de la table. ALLIANT BEAUTÉ ET QUALITÉ DEGRENNE possède également des manufactures de porcelaine à Limoges, qui bénéficient du label Indication Géographique Protégée, et à Alföld, en Hongrie, où les mains expertes d'artisans dirigent avec passion les usines pour créer des pièces uniques. Les formes et les matériaux sont conçus avec une attention particulière aux exigences esthétiques et fonctionnelles. Pour faire de la table un moment dédié aux plaisirs gastronomiques, des plus simples aux plus élaborés, DEGRENNE imagine des collections uniques qui incarnent l'excellence et qui peuvent se combiner entre elles. En jouant sur les combinaisons, les contrastes, les formes, les couleurs et les matières, chaque plat trouve harmonieusement sa place à table. NOS ICONIQUES UNE EXCELLENCE RECONNUE La passion et le savoir-faire cultivés par tous les artisans DEGRENNE transcendent rapidement les murs des usines. La recherche de l'excellence et l'amour du travail bien fait caractérisent la Maison qui séduit et font aujourd'hui de DEGRENNE un emblème des Arts de la Table Française. Fière d'être reconnue par l'Etat comme « Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant », DEGRENNE entretient l'esprit créatif de ses équipes et préserve l'excellence de ces savoir-faire régionaux, consciente que ceux-ci sont sa première richesse. Plus qu'un label, c'est un véritable honneur de faire partie de ce groupe très sélectif qui contribue à valoriser les savoir-faire de 1 370 entreprises emblématiques de l'excellence française en France et à l'étranger. Précision du geste, maîtrise de procédés de fabrication uniques et qualité exceptionnelle des matériaux, nos collections sont reconnues dans le monde entier pour leur « très haute valeur ajoutée ». Ensemble, continuons d'écrire cette belle histoire patrimoniale !
Les produits Degrenne ornent les tables de nombreuses brasseries et bistrots français, mais aussi de restaurants étoilés renommés comme Eleven Madison et Arpège, sans oublier des établissements très réputés que vous reconnaîtrez. Degrenne établit la norme en matière de présence dans certaines des destinations gastronomiques les plus raffinées du monde. Lecteurs, ce n'est que le premier d'une série du hit-parade Degrenne que nous vous ferons découvrir car Mademoiselle Peachy a un goût simple : elle n'aime que le meilleur. Les assiettes à dessert et à pain Degrenne de la collection L Fragment Porcelaine sont fortement recommandées !


#NewYorkNotes @RecordingAcad Recording Academy Continues Ongoing Mission To Empower Music’s Next Generation With Launch Of GRAMMY GO In Partnership With Coursera


GRAMMY GO™, a new online initiative from the Recording Academy®, has partnered with Coursera, a leading online learning platform, to offer classes tailored for music creators and industry professionals. Continuing the Academy’s ongoing mission to serve all music people, this partnership empowers the next generation of the music community with practical, up-to-the moment digital content that provides wisdom for both emerging and established members of the industry. With a variety of specializations tailored to creative and professional growth, GRAMMY GO on Coursera includes courses taught by Recording Academy members, featuring GRAMMY® winners and nominees and offering real-life lessons learners can put to work right away.

“Whether it be through a GRAMMY Museum® program, GRAMMY Camp® or GRAMMY U®, the GRAMMY organization is committed to helping music creators flourish, and the Recording Academy is proud to introduce our newest learning platform GRAMMY GO in partnership with Coursera,” said Panos A. Panay, President of the Recording Academy. “A creator’s growth path is ongoing, and these courses have been crafted to provide learners with the essential tools to grow in their professional and creative journeys.”

Starting today, enrollment is open for GRAMMY GO’s first Coursera specialization, “Building Your Audience for Music Professionals,” taught by Joey Harris, international music/marketing executive and CEO of Joey Harris Inc., and featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and five-time GRAMMY winner Jimmy Jam, 10-time GRAMMY nominee Janelle Monáe and three-time GRAMMY winner Victoria Monét. This specialization will help participants gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to build a strong brand presence and cultivate a devoted audience within the ever-changing music industry. The partnership’s second course, launching later this summer, aims to strengthen the technological and audio skills of a music producer. “Music Production: Crafting An Award-Worthy Song” will be taught by Carolyn Malachi, Howard University professor and GRAMMY nominee, and will include appearances by GRAMMY winner CIRKUT, three-time GRAMMY winner Hit-Boy, artist and celebrity vocal coach Stevie Mackey, five-time GRAMMY nominee and Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr., and 15-time GRAMMY winner Judith Sherman. Pre-enrollment for “Music Production: Crafting An Award-Worthy Song” opens today.

“We are honored to welcome GRAMMY GO, our first entertainment partner, to the Coursera community,” said Marni Baker Stein, Chief Content Officer at Coursera. “With these self-paced online Specializations, aspiring music professionals all over the world have an incredible opportunity to learn directly from iconic artists and industry experts. Together with GRAMMY GO, we can empower tomorrow's pioneers of the music industry to explore their passion today.”

GRAMMY GO also serves as the music community’s newest digital hub for career pathways and editorial content that provides industry insights for members of the industry; visit for more. For information and enrollment, please visit the landing pages for “Building Your Audience for Music Professionals” and “Music Production: Crafting An Award-Worthy Song.”

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards® — music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the GRAMMY Awards and the Recording Academy, please visit and For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on X, "like" Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy's social communities on Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

GRAMMY GO is the first creator-to-creator learning platform from the Recording Academy; a vibrant, diverse, global community dedicated to empowering music’s next generation. It puts the wisdom and experience of GRAMMY winners and nominees, Recording Academy members, and industry pros into practical, up-to-the moment coursework and content. GRAMMY GO is where everyone who wants to build their future in music can learn from the best: those who are shaping the industry of tomorrow.


#CulturedPeachy #WashingtonDCPeachy @Smithsonian “The Temple of Invention Augmented Reality Experience” Debuts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum April 18

History comes alive in a new augmented reality (AR) experience at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Before it was an art museum, the historical building housed the patent office for the United States, where ingenuity was celebrated and knowledge shared through the display of thousands of patent models. Known as a “temple of invention,” it was a place for ideas and exploration, creativity and change.

“The Smithsonian American Art Museum is delighted to present the latest in AR technology that allows visitors to experience history in a new way in its Luce Foundation Center, a space where we pilot innovative programs and new approaches to audience engagement,” said Jane Carpenter-Rock, deputy director for museum content and outreach at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “It is particularly fitting to see this technology used in SAAM’s historical building, which, as the patent office, was the heart of America’s early drive to inspire innovation, displaying models for inventions like the light bulb and the telephone.”

Through this AR game, produced by Smartify and supported by AT&T, visitors will meet some of the fascinating people—including inventors, soldiers, poets, artists and architects—who walked the halls and experience key moments such as Clara Barton tending to wounded Civil War soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln’s raucous second inaugural ball and a disastrous fire in 1877 that destroyed thousands of patent models.

The Temple of Invention Augmented Reality Experience is recommended for families and elementary school-age children. It is available April 18 through May 16, from noon to 5 p.m. on selected days. The experience is free and registration is encouraged; walk-ins welcome on a limited, first-come, first-served basis.

About the Historic Patent Office Building

On July 4, 1836, President Andrew Jackson authorized the construction of a patent office building in Washington, D.C. It is the third oldest federal building in the city, and was designed to celebrate American invention, technical ingenuity and the scientific advancements that the patent process represents. In 1840, the Patent Office moved into the south wing of what is now the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s historical main building. Patent law in the United States in the 19th century required the submission and public display of a model with each patent application. These scale models in miniature illustrate not only the imaginative fervor of the era but also the amazing craftsmanship required to fabricate these often-intricate works of art. Many of the models were constructed by specialized makers in workshops located near the Patent Office. When the building was completed in 1868, about 200,000 models were displayed in cases 9 feet high in the grand galleries on the third floor.

To learn more about the museum’s National Historic Landmark building, listen to the audio guide or purchase Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark by Charles J. Robertson and published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

About the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Its Renwick Gallery
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the flagship museum in the United States for American art and craft. It is home to one of the most significant and inclusive collections of American art in the world. The museum’s main building, located at Eighth and G streets N.W., is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum’s Renwick Gallery, a branch museum dedicated to contemporary craft, is located on Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W. and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Check for current hours and admission information. Admission is free. Smithsonian information: (202) 633-1000. Museum information (recorded): (202) 633-7970. Website:


Artificial Intelligence and the Creator Economy Take Center Stage at the 2024 NAB Show

NAB Show is hub for global visionaries and storytellers – uniting inspiration, tools and tech – for content creation, distribution and monetization

The 2024 NAB Show exhibitors debuted and showcased thousands of new products and next generation and pioneering technologies from brands that include Adobe, ARRI, AWS, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Fujifilm, JVC Professional Video, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Sony and Verizon Business. Nearly 200 exhibitors displayed AI/Machine learning tools and tech, while more than 150 sessions featured AI. Meanwhile, there were hundreds of exhibitors in the create space, including a new show floor area dedicated to the creator economy, as well as nearly 100 sessions about the creator economy. In a sign of the broadcast, media and entertainment industry’s booming appeal, a staggering 54 percent of the more than 61,000 projected registered attendees experienced the event for the first time.

More than a quarter of attendees (27 percent, up 2 percent from last year) were international, representing 163 countries and included 34 delegation buying groups from all across the world. Ten first-time delegations attended from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Oceana and Central Asia. Additionally, NAB Show presented its first-ever all-Spanish language session, A Case Study of Caliente TV’s Studio Build and the Latin America Broadcast Market. The Show also hosted five international pavilions, with exhibitors from Germany, France, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Korea and Belgium.

The influx of fresh faces, brimming with new ideas and perspectives, underscores the expanding reach of the industry and the exciting opportunities it holds for the next generation of storytellers, content creators and innovators.

“We’re blown away to see over half of our attendees this year experiencing NAB Show for the first time,” said Karen Chupka, incoming executive vice president and managing director, NAB Global Connections and Events. "This, and the strong international attendance proves that NAB Show is where global storytellers come to find the tools and technologies needed to create, distribute and monetize content."

The show floor buzzed with innovation as nearly 1,300 exhibitors from 41 countries showcased and unveiled groundbreaking products and technologies. From AI-powered production tools to immersive virtual reality experiences to the latest tech for broadcast and delivery and everything in between, the ever-evolving landscape of media creation and consumption was showcased by companies from early-stage startups to powerhouse brands. More than 200 first-time exhibitors engaged with attendees.

Beyond the cutting-edge tools and tech, the conference programs offered insightful discussions and presentations from industry veterans and rising stars. More than 1,050 thought leaders from across the content ecosystem spoke at more than 750 sessions that explored the future of storytelling, the rise of streaming platforms, generative AI and its impact on the industry and the evolving media landscape. Speakers included Frances Berwick, chairman, NBCUniversal entertainment, Terry Crews, America’s Got Talent host, Jennifer Hudson, EGOT winner, entertainment icon and host of The Jennifer Hudson Show and Phil Wiser, EVP, CTO and head of multiplatform operations at Paramount Global.

In response to the booming creator economy, NAB Show launched the Creator Lab, sponsored by Blackmagic Design, and expanded show programming to include more pioneering creators to share their insights with the next generation. These digital disrupters included Sean Evans, host and co-creator of Hot Ones, Mark Hustvedt, president of MrBeast YouTube, Casey Neistat, YouTube personality, filmmaker, digital creator and co-founder at Beme and Sean Sotaridona, creator of SeanDoesMagic.

International attendance figures are included in the overall registration number. All numbers are based on pre-show and onsite registration and subject to an ongoing audit. First-time attendees classified as not having attended since 2017, if ever.

Planning is already underway for NAB Show New York, October 9-10, 2024, and next year’s NAB Show, April 5-9, 2025 (Exhibits April 6-9), in Las Vegas.

About NAB Show
NAB Show is the preeminent conference and exhibition driving the evolution of broadcast, media and entertainment, held April 13-17, 2024 (Exhibits April 14-17) in Las Vegas. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for next-generation technology inspiring superior audio and video experiences. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms, NAB Show, ranked as one of the top fastest-growing shows in the United States, is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. Learn more at

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


#InauguralReview #Javitri by #AmarjitSaggu and #IkvalSaggu #UpperEastSide #Manhattan

Owner Amarjit Saggu
Say yes absolutely pretty please to the Hari Mirch Chicken Tikka

It's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW and the newest Indian hotspot without a doubt is Javitri, focusing on Northern Indian cuisine on the Upper East side by father and son team Ikval and Amarjit Saggu!  We were delighted to work with Amarjit during our first visit.  They opened February 15, 2024 and Javitri is a reddish spice.  
We were incredibly impressed with the Subz Tandoor, above.  It's grilled seasonal vegetables and dry fenugreek masala; it included mushrooms, green pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, red pepper, and onion and were a healthy start.  Our favorite item of the visit without a doubt was the Hari Mirch Chicken Tikka, below.  Its moist, invigorating flavor with medium spiciness won us over in a big way and we applaud the spicy green chili marinated chicken!  Readers, you simply must have it.
It smiled for its close up:
As you know, Peachy is such a fan of balanced eating she started SENSATIONAL SALADS recently.  Regardless of the cuisine that a restaurant dedicates itself to, it always should have a green salad section in our humble opinion, and at Javitri they tell us a green salad is available with specific dishes.
We thought the red onion, cucumber, lettuce and tomato was just right and their dressing philosophy includes black pepper, black salt and clove powder which they put on the side for the picky one here.
At Javitri you'll find 26 seats in the front and 28 in the back, so be certain to make your reservation.
We adored the classy suave gray remodeling - it was completely redone prior to opening.
Some places use their Tandoor at half power we understand, however, Javitri tells us they use theirs at full power.
Peachy loooooves Biryani and usually she gets Chicken because all the usual suspects serve that version.  Note that Javitri has five choices, so we opted for Shrimp.  Bread is on top here for insulation and it's piping hot in its matkha (clay pot).  Raita makes it even better; that is the yogurt, carrot and cucumber concoction to the left above which you want to apply to the Biryani!  
Next we tried the Pakak Methi Subzi, also splendid and really nutritious we surmise with its bounty of cauliflower, mushrooms, onion, bell peppers, carrots, and spinach in fenugreek sauce.
It really does look this amazing and colorful in real life and we do not edit pictures.
From Garlic Naan to Onion Kulcha, Javitri also excels at breads!  They are essential companions for the flavorful sauces.  Readers, if you are newish to Indian cuisine you should know that Chicken Tikka Masala is a standard, and the Patiala (place in India) Chicken Masala sells well here and once you taste it, we believe you shall concur.
It's cooked in the Tandoor first and then in the gravy so the chicken absorbs the flavor that much better: it's double cooked.  The cashew cream is divine with the fenugreek.
Not all Indian places have great wine lists, but we were impressed here with this striking French red which proved to be versatile with our pairings.  Amarjit himself is a fan of scotch and we saw him drinking Macallan, check that out Mover and Shaker Charlie Whitfield!  Below, meet Green Mango Shrimp which swimmingly meets you in its hot and sour curry with coconut milk and its flavor is simply ravishing to brighten your springtime palate!
Don't ignore the sides, particularly the Dal Bhukara!  It's crafted over a 24-hour timespan to ensure its quality of succulent black lentils that really are a triumph.  Finally, if you can save room for dessert you ought to as they served us the first Indian Tiramisu we've ever had!  It really is something when we have something new at all after 15 years of doing this: Masala Chai Tiramisu is rich and the right amount of creamy.  Javitri impressed us on our first visit and we can't wait to see what they do next!


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More than 170 Local and National Organizations and Foundations were Supported as well as Hockey Programs for all 32 NHL Clubs
 As the 2023-24 regular season comes to a close, the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) highlight their ongoing pursuit, along with all 32 NHL Clubs, to make hockey more accessible and enjoyable for all fans.

This season, through numerous community impact programs and initiatives, more than $14 million was invested in cities across the U.S. and Canada. On the ice, more than 40,000 boys and girls, a record-number, tried hockey for the first time. In arenas, more than 350 in-game awareness nights were celebrated with fans. And in the locker room, the first-ever Leaguewide inclusion educational tour was completed.

Community investments, programs, and initiatives from the 2023-24 season include:

NHL Club Cultural Celebration and Awareness Nights

This season the NHL’s 32 Clubs held more than 350 cultural celebration and awareness nights, covering more than 30 unique themes. Celebrations recognized current players, Alumni, and fans of diverse backgrounds including Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage, Black History, Hispanic Heritage, Indigenous and Native American Heritage, Jewish Heritage, and Ukrainian Heritage. Clubs also honored First Responders, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Military, and Nurses. NHL Clubs celebrated Women’s History Month with home games dedicated to celebrating women in sports. And many NHL Clubs hosted a Kids Day, or ‘Next Generation’ game, with unique programming geared toward younger audiences.

All 32 Clubs hosted a Pride Night this season. Numerous NHL Clubs created specialty Pride jerseys or exclusive merchandise, and many NHL Players used Pride Tape to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community. The NHL donated more than $50,000 this season to LGBTQ+ organizations including the Toronto Gay Hockey Association at the first-ever NHL All-Star Pride Cup presented by Scotiabank; the Seattle Pride Hockey Association to help launch a brand-new league in Seattle; and to Team Trans and the Madison Gay Hockey Association to support their annual Friendship Series Tournament. Donations were also made to Pride Tape, an NHL partner since the 2016-17 season, to provide rainbow hockey tape to various hockey tournaments including the Seattle Pride Classic, the Western Cup in Calgary, the Chelsea Challenge in New York, and the Elite Ice Hockey League’s Pride Week held in 10 arenas across the United Kingdom. Additionally, nearly 1,500 rolls of Pride Tape were provided for free to a dozen minor hockey tournaments in 15 cities across the U.S. and Canada, including in five non-NHL cities.

Hockey Fights Cancer

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, and newly powered by the V foundation for Cancer Research, the NHL and the NHLPA elevated the fundraising pace for Hockey Fights Cancer this season which includes in-game awareness nights hosted by all 32 Clubs. The joint initiative kicked off NHL All-Star Weekend with an $800,000 translational research grant towards Dr. Gelareh Zadeh’s brain cancer research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Additionally, AstraZeneca became an official partner and signed on as the presenting sponsor of the season-long NHL Hat Trick Challenge donating $5,000 for every hat trick with a donation goal of $500,000. AstraZeneca’s goal was reached on March 22, 2024, with the League’s 100th hat trick of the 2023-24 season. A giving campaign was added for the first time that will see 10 cancer organizations receive a $25,000 gift to bolster their impact. Donations have begun to organizations including the Ben Stelter Foundation, Janis Foligno Foundation, Mario Lemieux Foundation, Scotland’s Yard, and The 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily with more to come as the anniversary continues.

Learn to Play, First Shift, Hockey Programs (NHL/NHLPA Industry Growth Fund)

On the ice, nearly 40,000 boys and girls played hockey for the first time via the Learn to Play (U.S.) and First Shift (Canada) programs, a record number of new registrants in a season. The programs, which provide affordable hockey to families including head-to-toe equipment, is also seeing record numbers of girls’ participation. In Canada, nearly half of all participants are girls, and in the U.S., nearly 1 in 4 participants are girls. The NHL/NHLPA Industry Growth Fund, which was established to create opportunities to help grow the game of hockey both on and off the ice, also supported numerous organizations committed to inclusivity and making hockey more accessible including Hockey Equality, Little NHL, the Anthony Duclair Foundation, and the Vegas Veterans Hockey Foundation. And through its Club grants program, NHL Clubs invested in 60 local hockey programs committed to keeping boys and girls active and reducing barriers to play.

In the classroom, Future Goals, an online educational program that leverages hockey to teach STEM concepts, reached more than 100,000 students in grades 4-7 across the U.S. and Canada. And the Future Goals Most Valuable Teacher Program presented by SAP recognized and celebrated 60 teachers. This season, the Future Goals programs contributed $1.2 million to communities.

Throughout its first decade, the Industry Growth Fund has dedicated more than $180 million to develop programming, create initiatives, host events, and provide education that drives awareness and brings hockey to communities across North America.

NHL Player Inclusion Coalition

This group of 24 current and former NHL Players and women’s professional hockey players work to advance equality and inclusion in hockey, on and off the ice. The group represents a range of perspectives across Players of color, LGBTQ+ Players, and allies. In February, the NHL Player Inclusion Coalition completed its first-ever educational tour with select members visiting all 32 locker rooms to guide discussions around race and ethnicity. This season, the group hosted seven player-led initiatives including learn-to-play clinics, ball hockey programs, and mentorship sessions. Members also make strategic grants to organizations advancing D&I in hockey, with up to $750,000 USD available for player-driven projects in partnership with the NHL/NHLPA Industry Growth Fund.

United By Hockey Mobile Museum

The professionally curated 840-square foot exhibit visited all 32 NHL markets this season, giving fans an opportunity to learn about the impact diverse trailblazers, changemakers and business leaders have had, and continue to have, on the game. In collaboration with ALXMOBILE and supported by the Hockey Hall of Fame, the United By Hockey Mobile Museum traveled more than 18,000 miles, stopping in 40 different locations across the U.S. and Canada. The exhibit was open for more than 300 hours and welcomed more than 32,000 fans.

NHL Legacy Projects

This season, more than $1 million was invested by the Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Seattle Kraken, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the NHL via five Legacy projects. This initiative is a philanthropic endeavor through which the NHL and the local Club support community organizations in the host city of an NHL Event. This season’s Legacy projects collectively refurbished four outdoor hockey rinks, launched a brand-new girls hockey league, supported three adaptive hockey programs, and established an equity, diversity and inclusion grant program. Since having its first Legacy event in 2003, the League, its Clubs and partners have donated nearly $8 million to communities across North America.


The NHL’s premiere ball hockey program, in partnership with RCX Sports, provides affordable and fun ball hockey for kids ages 6- to 16-years old. The program is nearing 100 operators in 23 U.S. States and seven Canadian provinces heading into its first full season of league play. Many operators are part of municipal Parks & Recreation affiliates, local YMCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs, or are independent operators. Thirteen non-NHL markets operated programs this season including Alabama and Indiana in the U.S., and Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. In NHL markets, the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings are tied for having the highest number of operators. NHL STREET equipment is provided by NHL partner Franklin and is presented by Hyundai and Tim Hortons in Canada, and Jersey Mike’s in the US, with proud engagement and support from their expansive Dealership and Franchise networks across the country. Announced yesterday, new NHL and NHLPA partner BODYARMOR will also support the program across North America, helping to ensure thousands of boys and girls continue to have an opportunity to pick up a stick and play ball hockey.

The NHL and NHLPA are committed to an ongoing pursuit of inclusion on and off the ice, making all forms of hockey more accessible and enjoyable for all fans, and helping to build vibrant, healthy communities.

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#PeachyInSpace Believe It or Not! Total Solar Eclipse Captured for Ripley’s Exhibit Collection

Converging art and astronomy, artist uses the power of the sun to create piece for Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

As North America looked to the skies for today’s celestial spectacle, an innovative art activation captivated audiences at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Blending science, art, and ancient photographic techniques, Michael Papadakis, also known as @Sunscribes, captured the total solar eclipse in his signature way — harnessing the power of the sun to create an unbelievable piece of art for Ripley’s exhibit collection.

“With an event as rare as the Great North American Eclipse — only the second total solar eclipse in the U.S. in less than seven years — we knew we needed to capture it for the Ripley’s collection in some way,” said Director of Ripley’s Exhibit Collection, John Corcoran.

Using a technique known as heliography, Papadakis uses an array of mirrors and lenses to focus the sun’s powerful rays onto a wooden canvas. With meticulous preparation and constant movement, he can use a controlled burn like a paintbrush.

Papadakis’s fusion of art and science is truly unbelievable and a testament to Ripley’s enduring fascination with the cosmos. Also in Ripley’s collection, you can find a 3,197-pound meteorite, the only book that’s been on the surface of the moon, and one of the company’s most expensive exhibits: the only surviving first-generation recordings of the Apollo 11 expedition, purchased at auction for $1.82 million.

But, immortalizing the fleeting moments of a total solar eclipse and transforming them into a masterpiece is no easy task.

“In 2017 I was privileged to catch the total solar eclipse just outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming,” Michael Papadakis explained. “During that eclipse, I was able to focus sunlight and create a burn up until 99% of the sun’s rays were eclipsed by the moon. This year, thanks to Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, I was able to create a much larger piece of art — taking my time throughout the various phases of the eclipse, holding the lens steady during totality, discovering what oddities appear through my lens as the moon fully eclipsed the sun.”

The projection of the 2024 total solar eclipse could be seen through Michael Papadakis’ lens during totality, when sunlight could not be harnessed due to the moon’s shadow.

Papadakis’ total solar eclipse piece will soon on go display where it was created — at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Grand Prairie, Texas.

About Ripley Entertainment

Built on the foundation of a daily newspaper cartoon in 1918 — still in print today — Ripley Entertainment has grown to be a world leader in family entertainment, expanding to include more than 100 attractions in 10 countries around the world. Along with Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, Guinness World Records Attractions, Aquariums, Wax Museums, traveling shows, and miniature golf, the world of Ripley’s continues to grow through exciting new experiences, content, and books for all ages. Learn more about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! by visiting and following on Facebook, X, YouTube, Instagram


#WestCoastPeachy #TastyTidbits Pizza City Fest Los Angeles Bringing 40+ Pizzerias and More to L.A. Live, April 27-28, 2024

Pizza City Fest Los Angeles is returning to L.A. LIVE with a stellar lineup set to headline its highly anticipated second annual event taking place on April 27-28, 2024, at the iconic L.A. LIVE – nestled in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles' Sports and Entertainment District. This two-day celebration promises an unparalleled experience for pizza aficionados.

Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to savor the delectable offerings from Southern California's premier pizza artisans, all conveniently located in one central hub. Pizza City Fest Los Angeles will celebrate the Southland’s pizza landscape, showcasing the diverse and exceptional talents of the region's top pizza makers.

Emmy and 13-time James Beard Award-winning food reporter Steve Dolinsky has curated another stellar list of pizza makers spanning Southern California – from Santa Barbara to San Diego – adding 13 new entries to the full lineup this year.

In addition to the formidable list of participating pizzerias, Pizza City Fest Los Angeles has assembled an incredible line-up of chefs, authors and experts who will share both their knowledge and love of pizza in a series of panel discussions and demonstrations throughout the weekend.


Tickets On-Sale Now at or for more info:

General Admission - $1251:00 p.m. entry
Unlimited beverages & pizza
Access to the "Collab Lab", Panel discussions, seminars and demos from the Nations' most respected pizzaiolos

VIP - $20012:00 p.m. entry (one hour before General Admission guests)
Unlimited beverages & pizza
Assorted salads & desserts
Access to the "Collab Lab"
Preferred seating at panel discussions, seminars and demos from the Nations' most respected pizzaiolos
VIP gift
Pizza City Fest VIP credential
Access to exclusive VIP lounge with seating

Group DiscountsTo save on groups of 10 or more, please email or call 877-234-8425


Participating PizzeriasBrooklyn Ave. Pizza Co. (Boyle Heights)
Dtown Pizzeria (West Hollywood)
Fat Lip (Corona)
Fire & Wood Catering's Pizza Truck
Hail Mary (Atwater Village)
Hot Tongue (Silverlake)
Joe’s Pizza (West Hollywood)
L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele (Hollywood)
LaSorted’s (Silverlake)
Pi’ L.A. (DTLA)
Pizzana (West Hollywood)
Prime Pizza (Fairfax District)
Riip Beer & Pizza (Huntington Beach) + Heritage BBQ (San Juan Capistrano)
Slice & Pint (El Segundo)
Slice House By Tony Gemignani (Burbank)
Tribute (San Diego)
Triple Beam Pizza (Echo Park)
Truly Pizza (Dana Point)
Two Doughs Pizza Co. (Agoura Hills)

Salads: Ronan (Melrose District)

Desserts: Lei’d Cookies (Culver City) and Kinrose Creamery (Smorgasburg)

The Collab Lab:12:30pm-2:30pm: La Parolaccia (Long Beach)
2:00pm-5:00pm: Pizzeria Sei (Pico Robertson)

Panel Discussions and Demonstrations:

2:00 p.m.: “The Dough Whisperers”Tony Gemignani - Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco; Slice House, various locations; Author, “The Pizza Bible”
Sarah Minnick - Lovely’s Fifty Fifty, Portland, OR
Daniele Uditi – Pizzana
Moderated by Karen Palmer - L.A. Contributing Food Editor, SF Gate

3:00 p.m. “Making Perfectly Good If Not Exceptionally Delicious Pizza at Home”Noah Galuten - “Don’t Panic Pantry” on YouTube; Author, “The Don’t Panic Pantry Cookbook”


Participating PizzeriasApollonia’s Pizzeria (Mid-Wilshire)
Bagel & Slice (Highland Park)
Bettina (Santa Barbara)
Detroit Pizza Depot (DTLA)
Eataly (Century City)
Farina Pizza (Los Angeles)
Ghisallo (Santa Monica)
Gorilla Pies (Valley Village)
Jemma Pizzeria (Pacific Palisades)
Little Coyote (Long Beach)
Nonna Mercato (Long Beach)
Olivia Restaurant (Koreatown)
Ozzy’s New Haven Style Pizza (Glendale)
Pizzanista (Arts District)
Secret Pizza (El Sereno)
South Bay Pizza (Redondo Beach)
South End (West Hollywood)
Speak Cheezy (Long Beach)
Woodstock Farina Pizza Truck (Oxnard)
Desserts: Sweet Rose Creamery (Santa Monica)

Salads & Sides: Shin’s Pizza (Cypress Park)

Deserts: Levian Bakery (Larchmont), Sweet Rose Creamery (Santa Monica)

The Collab Lab:12:30pm-2:30pm: Petramale Pizza (Mar Vista)
2:00pm-5:00pm: Ronan (Melrose District)

Panel Discussion & Demonstrations:2:00 p.m. “How to Rev Up Your Home Pizza Game” - Daniel Holzman - Danny Boy’s Pizza, DTLA
3:00 p.m. “Eating With Your Eyes: Pizza as Art in the Age of Social Media” - Justin DeLeon, Apollonia’s Pizzeria (Mid-Wilshire), Ines Glaser, Lupa Cotta Pizza & Dough (L.A.), Moderated by Luca Servodio – The L.A. Food Podcast & The L.A. Countdown

Pizza City Fest Los Angeles proudly acknowledges the valuable contributions of its esteemed partners, who play a vital role in making this culinary event a success. Be sure to check out larger than life activations, dedicated bars, sampling and more from this year’s incredible partners including:Pernod Ricard and its premium spirit’s including Código1530 Tequila, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Absolut Vodka
Boldyn Networks
Anheuser-Busch and its premium brews including Stella Artois and Golden Road Brewery
Surfas Culinary District
Ceresota Flour
Grande Cheese Company
Chef Works Inc.
Caruso Provisions
Escalon Tomatoes
Hyatt Vacation Club
Melissa’s Produce
ABM Industries
LA Magazine
Greco & Sons

For more information and updates on Pizza City Fest Los Angeles, be sure to visit:

About Pizza City Fest

Pizza City Fest was created in 2022 by Steve Dolinsky – a 13-time James Beard Award-winning food reporter, and currently “The Food Guy” at NBC 5 Chicago. He’s written two books on the subject, launched a weekly tour business, produces and hosts a bi-monthly podcast and is now taking the next logical step – creating a series of pizza festivals with three objectives in mind: showcase a region’s unsung pizza artisans; educate and inform the public on how to make better pizza at home and what goes into great pizza; finally, to give back to the community through charitable partnerships. The first Pizza City Fest in Chicago brought together 40 of the region’s best pizza makers for two days of pizza making and appreciation all in one location in Summer, 2022. In Spring of 2023, Pizza City Fest Los Angeles debuted with over 40 unique pizzerias from San Francisco to San Diego to a sell-out crowd.


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