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

Simply Gather Helps Make Healthy Weeknight Dinners Easier

Simply Gather Helps Make Healthy Weeknight Dinners Easier

Sponsored Post December is such a busy time of year – holiday shopping, social commitments, end-of- year work rushes and parent-teacher conferences – it’s hard to fit anything else in the day, including food shopping, meal planning, and cooking lovely family dinners. Fear not(!) as that’s one reason Simply Gather was founded. It’s a hyper-local Westchester… Continue Reading

10 Gift Ideas for Girls

10 Gift Ideas for Girls

Each year, I find it more and more difficult to shop for my almost-tween daughter.  She’s only 11, but the average eleven-year-old today has wonderful taste, coupled with no concept of a dollar.   So they want their big ticket items (electronics, laptops, iPhones, FitBit watches, headphones) and then what?  Moms scramble for the “other stuff”… Continue Reading

Santa, Shopping & More

Santa, Shopping & More

Every so often, I post a bunch of links from other bloggers that I think you might enjoy.  These all pertain to the holidays so figured now would be a great time to share some great info from those who want to do all the research for us. (Lots of hyperlinks below….click where it’s underlined!)… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday:  Meet CC Benitez

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet CC Benitez

Each month, we feature a Westchester Woman for our “Westchester Woman Wednesday” series.   This month, we’ve decided to feature CC Benitez, who is relatively new-to-Westchester mom.   CC is originally from Oregon (she and Shawna connected instantly) and believe it or not, we found each other by way of Twitter.   CC lived in Brooklyn for a… Continue Reading

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

Today, on World Kindness Day, Seventeen.com reveals the results from a timely new poll on bullying, which finds that bullying is still a massive issue in school and that most of it is happening online in the form of cyberbullying.  68 percent of the 716 people surveyed between the ages of 13 and 24 said… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Meals:  Dine In or Dine Out Options

Thanksgiving Meals: Dine In or Dine Out Options

  Moderne Barn Celebrate the all-American holiday with a 3-course, prix-fixe menu by Executive Chef Ethan Kostbar. Details: $65 per person $32.50 per child 12 and under A la carte menu not available on Thanksgiving Reservations accepted from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Menu Highlights: Lobster Bisque: Maine lobster, brioche croutons, tarragon Heirloom Kumato Tomatoes: Burrata… Continue Reading