Category Archives: Lifestyle


THIS AND THAT…

Hi lovelies.  I've missed you!  There's so much to catch up on and I'm thrilled to be back at my post.

Alas, this isn't the view from my office but it would certainly make a lovely command post for the summer!  Let's dive right in with a little furniture makeover.  I spied these funky malachite […]



NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN!

For the past few years, the Hubs and I have made a point of taking a fun overnight trip in the heart of the bitter cold Northeast winter.  Nothing that involves getting on a plane or too much preparation or advanced planning...just a brief escape to help beat the winter doldrums.  Previous destinations have included […]



SUMMER SNAPS

I hope that your summer is off to a fabulous start!  I have been thoroughly enjoying the early days of this glorious season and today I'm sharing a few snaps to fill you in on what I've been up to:  First, the unveiling of a major makeover!  Greenwich's venerable post office (originally built in 1917)

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Bon Appétit!

Whenever I'm fortunate enough to visit France, I always say "Bonjour!" to the boulangerie and "Oui oui oui!" to the pâtisserie.  So...when a foodie friend recommended that I take the short ride up to Fairfield, Connecticut to sample the sweets at the widely acclaimed pâtisserie - Isabelle et Vincent - I made haste!

Having a fabulous […]



Jean-Gorgeous!!!

A quick note to my Greenwich and NYC area friends:  You have to make the short trek into Westchester to try The Inn at Pound Ridge -- famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's fab new resto.  In case you haven't heard of him,  Jean-Georges is a much celebrated culinary king, garnering three Michelin stars for his eponymous […]



KICK OFF THE HOLIDAYS WITH MLIP AT JULISKA!

Calling all Holiday Hostesses!  Be sure to join me on Wednesday evening from 6-8:30pm at Juliska as we kick of the holiday season in style.  We'll be serving up copies of my Holiday Hostess Guide -- packed with fun recipes, gift ideas and more!...

...tempting treats from Laura Jayson of Dough & Co. (place your […]



WINE COUNTRY WEDDING WEEKEND

Nothing puts a spring in my step like the words: "Wine Country wedding weekend."  Woo-hoo!!!  I just returned from my friend's gorgeous wedding in Calistoga, California, where the harvest is in full swing.  At night, the heady scent of wine lingers over the Valley as the "crush" gets underway.

The tasting rooms and restaurants are […]



PARTY OF ONE

Today we're on everyone's favorite subject: "Me, Myself & I."  Unfortunately, thanks to the breakneck pace of fall, it's a subject that gets precious little attention.  When Labor Day weekend draws to a close, it feels like the speed on the treadmill gradually gets turned up, until we're in an all out sprint...dashing toward the […]



STAND & DELIVER

No matter what part of the country you live in, this is a terrific time of year to visit a nearby farm stand to savor the last of the summer fruits and veggies and to catch a glimpse of what the fall harvest has to offer.  On a recommendation from friends and after reading high praise […]



AMOUR FOR THE SHORE

A week long stay at the Jersey Shore has been my summer tradition for as long as I can remember.  Even growing up in California, every year we would fly across the country to visit with extended family and enjoy the picturesque beaches and wholesome family fun that are hallmarks of "The Shore."

One of […]