Westchester Ninja Warriors

Westchester Ninja Warriors

This week, we are lucky to have a guest blogger.  His name is Noel Reyes and after talking with him I realized there’s no way I could write this one up on my own.  He’s an accomplished American Ninja Warrior and he’s brought “Westchester Ninja Warriors” to our kids!   We are so lucky to have… Continue Reading

Our Etsy Shop

Our Etsy Shop

Your business isn’t complete until you have a website;  And Facebook page, a Twitter Account and an Instagram.  A pinboard on Pinterest is on the back burner right now….a YouTube Channel is likely NEVER going to happen, a podcast is in our near future (yes, we have this in the works) and we’ve just opened… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday:  Meet Kimberly Giannelli

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Kimberly Giannelli

Earlier this week, I had my monthly in-person meeting/interview with this month’s Westchester Woman Wednesday choice, Kim Giannelli. I usually do my best to fit the person’s schedule and honor their restaurant (and meal) of choice. For some women, lunch is easier; for others, getting away mid-day is hard and they prefer dinner. Kim chose… Continue Reading

Bunk 9’s Guide to Growing Up- Book Review

Bunk 9’s Guide to Growing Up- Book Review

This is a book I wish my mom had given me at about 12 years old.   Having my own 12-year-old daughter, I am happy to have it so I can educate her in a way she can understand, by reading a book that appears like another girl’s journal.   Over the years, I have bought the… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday:  Meet Shannon, Lori & Christine

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Shannon, Lori & Christine

I’m thrilled to share this month’s choice for Westchester Woman Wednesday.   In fact, I should say “women” because it’s a trio of talent that has taken The Dance Gallery in Tuckahoe to a new level.   The Dance Gallery had been previously owned by Stephanie Urbina (since 2012) and it was pretty much a one woman… Continue Reading

The Truth About Hosting an Au Pair

The Truth About Hosting an Au Pair

I’m a SAHM and I have an au pair.  People ask me, “Why?”   My reply, “Why not?”  When I resigned from teaching full time, I never expected that I would be in the house with my kids 24/7/365, waiting for my husband to get home so I could throw the household responsibilities on him as… Continue Reading

Glamping in NYC

Glamping in NYC

Last weekend, my husband and I visited the brand new Collective Retreats site on Governors Island,  Collective Retreats is known best for their glamorous camping concept.  The company seeks out to find locations where there are no other lodging options available. Governors Island was the perfect place as it’s the only patch of land in… Continue Reading

Southern Table Kitchen & Bar

Southern Table Kitchen & Bar

“The owners of Southern Table wanted to create a new dining experience in Westchester, New York” and they sure did.  This Pleasantville restaurant opened by the owners of Wood & Fire and Stone Fire New York a few months ago and I couldn’t be happier. There was a comfort food restaurant missing in my rotation of… Continue Reading

Village Computer Shop

Village Computer Shop

Erin recently introduced me to a new retail store called the Village Computer Shop located in the Scarsdale Village and I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about them, however I’ve been out of pocket as my day job has consumed so much of my life these past few months.  Luckily, I have an amazing supportive… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday:  Meet Lauren Ferrara

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Lauren Ferrara

We’re slowly getting back into the routine of weekly posts but we never want to miss the chance to highlight a Westchester Woman.    Lauren Ferrara is an aesthetician at Precision Spa in Harrison. About 18 months ago, I went for a routine brow shaping at a local spa and the aesthetician asked if I… Continue Reading

We’re Back!

We’re Back!

In case you haven’t noticed, we took a brief hiatus.   At the end of 2017, Shawna and I decided we’d take some time “off” from the blog and resume posts in the new year.  A couple of factors contributed to this decision.  Shawna’s day job was changing and she needed some time to adjust to… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday:  Meet Diane Clehane

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Diane Clehane

With the Royal Wedding just a few days away, I felt that this week was the perfect time to feature, Westchester’s own, Diane Clehane.  Well, I still consider her a Westchester woman. I met Diane about 12-13 years ago when she was living in Scarsdale, her home for about 20 years. She moved to Greenwich… Continue Reading

GRAZE NEW YORK

GRAZE NEW YORK

(Sponsored Post) As you know, Shawna and I enjoy hosting and attending parties.   I usually enjoy being the hostess and Shawna’s more the “What can I bring?” partygoer.   When we both find something that we love, that suits our very different personality styles, it becomes an Emma Westchester story.  We want you all to know… Continue Reading

Kids Cooking Co. Winter Classes

Kids Cooking Co. Winter Classes

The Kids Cooking Co. was founded on the belief that when we teach our children the fundamentals of cooking and give them the time and space to prepare a meal from whole ingredients, we are gifting them something special.  In this fast-paced world we live in, all too often meal time is an after-thought resulting… Continue Reading

Enjoy the Holidays @ City Perch

Enjoy the Holidays @ City Perch

I’m all about comfort food done right in a casual atmosphere with attentive service.  Adjacent to the iPic Theater in Dobbs Ferry, the City Perch restaurant opened last spring, my family and I have gone many times and have yet to have a bad meal.  I love ordering a variety of items and their Bread… Continue Reading

Farmers Markets Move Indoors

Farmers Markets Move Indoors

(Sponsored Post) Cold weather doesn’t mean the end of the Farmers Markets.  I’m thrilled that Scarsdale and Pleasantville are moving indoors for the winter months.    Scarsdale just started theirs in the fall, just outside the Harwood Building on Boniface Court.   They will move inside to 24-26 Harwood Court until spring.  Found it to be… Continue Reading