Westchester Woman Wednesday: Summer Cooking

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Summer Cooking

June is a crazy month for everyone.  With all that’s been going on, Shawna and I did not have time for monthly “lunch” with one of our favorite Westchester Women.   Instead we decided to share posts from three Westchester bloggers instead.    The focus is food and summer cooking.    We think you will… Continue Reading

Guest Blogger:  Westchester Daddy

Guest Blogger: Westchester Daddy

We’re so happy to feature a Westchester dad today for Father’s Day.    It’s always interesting to me to hear how people who aren’t Westchester natives discover Westchester, decide to make it home and best of all, hear what they love most about their town.  I believe that Westchester has something for everyone.  This dad… Continue Reading

City Perch – New Seasonal American Restaurant Now Open in Dobbs Ferry

City Perch – New Seasonal American Restaurant Now Open in Dobbs Ferry

(Sponsored Post) Chef Sherry Yard, Tuck Hospitality Group Chief Operating Officer and three-time James Beard Award winner recently inducted into the Foundation’s prestigious Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America, officially brings her critically acclaimed City Perch Kitchen + Bar to Dobbs Ferry, NY. “Priding itself on a menu of contemporary comfort food with… Continue Reading

LOLA New York – Now Open in Tuckahoe

LOLA New York – Now Open in Tuckahoe

I’ve been shopping at LOLA for years.   It began as a private in-home boutique where friends could shop by appointment only.   Denise sourced the trendiest fashion items, mostly bags and jewelry/accessories.   It was a unique experience to shop this way but there were bigger plans in mind for LOLA.    Denise brought… Continue Reading

Eyelash Extension – My Beauty Treatment Obsession

Eyelash Extension – My Beauty Treatment Obsession

I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to my make-up regiment.  Especially in the summer months.  In fact, other than a tinted moisturizer, powder and lip gloss my make-up bag is quite small and I usually have my “face” on within 5 minutes in the morning. However, that wasn’t always the case as I would… Continue Reading

Top Picks for the Perfect Guy Gift

Top Picks for the Perfect Guy Gift

Father’s Day is just around the corner and as Korben and I finished our shopping last weekend, I thought I would share my top picks that any guy would love to receive….whether it’s Father’s Day, Birthday or Graduation across all price spectrums. #1 Timeless & Classic Gifts ($$$) Can’t go wrong giving a quality classic… Continue Reading

If You Don’t Strava, It Didn’t Happen

If You Don’t Strava, It Didn’t Happen

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and to get motivated you need to try out the fitness tracking app called STRAVA. I only recently learned of STRAVA when Korben was showing me on Frank’s phone how many miles he had recently rode one Sunday afternoon.  I asked him what we were looking… Continue Reading

Host an Art Partay

Host an Art Partay

In recent years, I’ve organized a lot of art parties.  A couple of years ago my daughter decided that she wanted a duct tape themed birthday party. After searching all over Westchester for this kind of party, I hired Gina Zohar Fine Art to come and make duct tape wallets and jewelry with them.  In Girl… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Cristin Grogan

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Cristin Grogan

This month’s Westchester Woman Wednesday is Cristin Grogan.  Among other things, Cristin is the founder and creator of DeskGlam, a subscription box that launched just over a month ago.   And she calls Westchester home.  In fact, she’s a White Plains native, born and raised in the county, attending White Plains High School and currently… Continue Reading

Regents Review Classes in June

Regents Review Classes in June

So often, people ask me:  “Do you know someone who tutors?”  My answer is, “Sure!”   Plenty of people I know tutor.  Then they tell me it’s for a high school subject, like Math or Science and I’ve got no one.   Now I have a go-to team of high school teachers/tutors for all of… Continue Reading

Got Sneakers?

Got Sneakers?

My daughter and her friends all have the same sneakers. White Adidas Superstars, with three stripes on the side. You know, the ones that were cool in the 80’s? Look around at the mall and you’ll see every kid is wearing them. She’s on her third pair since April 2016 and keeps getting the black… Continue Reading

Frank’s Top 5 Favorite Sandwiches

Frank’s Top 5 Favorite Sandwiches

Summer is just around the corner, and as my husband recently said his “winter fat is gone and now he’s working on his spring rolls”.  Gotta love men’s humor and their appetites.  Not a fan of just getting a salad for lunch, I had Frank put together a list of his favorite “go to” sandwich spots… Continue Reading

Protect Yourself & Your Family from Cyber Attacks

Protect Yourself & Your Family from Cyber Attacks

Sponsored Post The RANSOMWARE cyber attack called WANNNACRY that affected business in nearly 100 countries over the weekend is a wake up call for all of us to protect ourselves so that we don’t become victims of this latest trend of hackers. What is RansomWare?  Ransomware as defined by Wikipedia, “is a type of malicious software designed to… Continue Reading

Sk Studio Art Gallery Grand Opening

Sk Studio Art Gallery Grand Opening

I recently discovered an incredibly talented artist.   Simone Kestelman, born and raised in Brazil, is new to Westchester and is really making her mark.  She’s a lot of things;  an interior designer, installing custom pieces for your home and gallery owner that rivals the hippest art studios in Brooklyn.  Her space in White Plains… Continue Reading

iPic Dobbs Ferry

iPic Dobbs Ferry

We go to  A LOT of movies throughout the year and our go-to theater of choice used to be the AMC Palisades Theater.  Yep, we would drive the 20+ minutes and cross the Tappan Zee Bridge just so we could have a nice movie going experience seating in reclining reserved seats.  Recently, the new iPic… Continue Reading

Epic! Like Netflix for kids books!

Epic! Like Netflix for kids books!

Epic! is an unlimited eBook subscription service ($4.99/month and FREE for elementary school teachers and librarians) with the largest catalogue of high quality books from well known publishers that creates a unique and fun experience to get kids excited about reading. Similar to Netflix, Epic! provides personalized reading recommendations based on age and interest and… Continue Reading

DeskGlam is #PrettyProductivity

DeskGlam is #PrettyProductivity

DeskGlam is a wonderful new monthly subscription box service that just launched and Emma Westchester was lucky enough to receive one of their May boxes before they SOLD OUT.  Sign up to get on their waiting list for next month’s subscription boxes.  When you are ready to place your order make sure you use “DESKGLAMVIP” at… Continue Reading

Maple & Rose Delivers Dinner (and more)

Maple & Rose Delivers Dinner (and more)

Maple & Rose, a new market-driven catering company in Westchester, is cooking up outstanding seasonal eats for the home, office, and special events. Co-founded by Eastchester resident, Matt Gorney, and Larchmont resident, Chef Ryan Hart, Maple & Rose aims to bring together friends, family and community through its rustic, elegant, and comforting food experiences. In… Continue Reading

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

Verizon Fios has just rolled out their Gigabit Connection “Revolutionary speed at a revolutionary price” which is absolutely perfect for my family that is aways connected and solves for the dilemna of not having enough internet bandwidth for work and play. Bandwidth is described, by Techterms, “as the maxium data transfer rate of a network or… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday:  Meet Lillian Huang

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Lillian Huang

Before this month comes to a close, I realized I must post our Westchester Woman Wednesday.  Where did April go?  Weeks ago, I had lunch with Lillian Huang and decided she’d be our Westchester Woman of this month.  We literally met on Instagram earlier this year because for some reason, I follow calligraphy accounts.  If… Continue Reading

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is OPEN!

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is OPEN!

My son James turned 7 a few weeks ago.   Days before his birthday, I had nothing in mind for him.  He has every single LEGO set available and rarely asks for things.  I was scrolling through my inbox and when I saw LEGOLAND in a subject line, I assumed it was from the location… Continue Reading

Mamaroneck’s Food Truck Makers & Market –  April 30th

Mamaroneck’s Food Truck Makers & Market – April 30th

Kicking off Small Business Week, join the Village of Mamaroneck in bringing together an eclectic mix of local food, artists & artisans in the Industrial Area of Mamaroneck, NY with special highlight on the area’s small businesses. EVENT: Sunday, April 30, 2017 (Rain Date To Be Announced) Noon – 5PM Mamaroneck, NY Location Fayette Avenue… Continue Reading

Spring Styles by cooper & ella

Spring Styles by cooper & ella

This weather has me wanting to ditch my winter coat and go shopping for spring-  I’ve discovered this brand and decided to share.   Can be found online or in Bloomingdales, Saks and Nordstrom.   Recently too on Amazon!    It’s called cooper & ella and super cute.  Check it out. http://www.cooperandella.com/  Continue Reading

Kids Cooking Co. Hosts July Mini-Camp

Kids Cooking Co. Hosts July Mini-Camp

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

Teacher Appreciation Day Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Day Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Day is one of my favorite days of the year.   There’s no one I appreciate more than my kids’ teachers.  Having spent 11 years in the classroom, I know that teachers do not need this day to feel appreciated, because most feel appreciated every day in the work they do with their… Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I met this vendor at two different holiday events; one in Westchester and one in Greenwich.  I was shocked that these “mommy necklaces” had not taken off in Westchester.   Another vendor in the area sells them too.  I purchased a necklace from each of them and the quality was very different.   I would… Continue Reading

10 Things To Do in April

10 Things To Do in April

We don’t keep a calendar of events.   We considered it and realized that every other site has one and that’s where people go for “things to do.”  However, the other sites usually list things for the kids– Not the moms.  So we’ve decided to publish things for the moms to do, alone or with kids.… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday:  Meet Aleesia Forni

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Aleesia Forni

Shawna and I go to a lot of restaurants. Some are chef’s tastings or new seasonal menu previews and others are full service meals or grand openings.  It’s always an interesting assortment of guests and we often wonder afterwards who created the guest list.   We leave with lots of new Instagram followers and some of them,… Continue Reading

Verizon Fios Provides Peace of Mind When Working From Home

Verizon Fios Provides Peace of Mind When Working From Home

I have the flexibility to work from home.  However, the only way I could have the freedom to telecommute without having to take the express train into Grand Central every day is to ensure that ALL my communication (emails, calls, video conferences, etc.) and large bandwidth requirements of my job are met.  Regardless of which office (home… Continue Reading

iPic Theater – The Ultimate Night Out

iPic Theater – The Ultimate Night Out

(SPONSORED POST) SIGN UP for a FREE Premium Movie Ticket and 3-month Sapphire Trial Membership to experience the ultimate night out at iPic Theater.   “Your Night, Your Way” is more than a phrase; it’s the iPic Entertainment philosophy. iPic Theaters’ plush cinemas indulge moviegoers in a new standard of affordable luxury – deftly combining the… Continue Reading

Hire A Line Sitter for Hamilton Tickets

Hire A Line Sitter for Hamilton Tickets

BY ERIN   My husband has been asking me to get tickets to Hamilton for months.   Every time I searched Ticketmaster I was turned off at the high prices and discouraged that we would have to wait for six months to be able to go.  I don’t trust StubHub or CraigsList, especially for something… Continue Reading

Balducci’s Catering Menu

Balducci’s Catering Menu

With spring holidays around the corner, I’m finding it hard to get motivated to locate recipes and prepare for the big meal.   Today is a snow day, and I have comfort food on my mind.  I’m making homemade cookies and muffins and preparing my once a year, corned beef and mashed potatoes St Patrick’s… Continue Reading

Foodies of Instagram Top Picks (and pics)

Foodies of Instagram Top Picks (and pics)

Some of the best pics on Instagram are pics of food.   I never post what I cook and rarely post what I eat.   But I love looking at others pics.   I started following this food account and learned that it’s created by two high school students.   I asked them to send… Continue Reading

Three Reasons to Love Club Pilates

Three Reasons to Love Club Pilates

BY ERIN I’ve been taking pilates reformer classes for years.  No matter where I have gone, it involves an extra charge beyond the gym membership, as it’s considered private/semi-private group training.  In the past 7-8 years, I have taken these classes at larger gyms such as NYSC, Lifetime and Equinox.  I have taken classes at smaller… Continue Reading

Lego Parties at Mathnasium

Lego Parties at Mathnasium

Being the mom of a really girlie girl, I never knew the hours of fun (and quiet) LEGO could provide.  Also never knew that it could (and would) eventually consume my entire first floor.   What started as a shelf for LEGO creations quickly transformed into a sprawling “Lego City” that has slowly taken over… Continue Reading

Cookie Dough….Delivered.

Cookie Dough….Delivered.

I love structure, schedules and plans.  But I also love being creative and spontaneous, sharing a good find when I want to.  I realized last week that I have been lacking in the “eat” posts and made it a priority for this week.   I’ve been thinking about “what’s trending” on the food scene (and… Continue Reading

Apps for Busy Families: iGotThis and Cozi

Apps for Busy Families: iGotThis and Cozi

As parents, we complain that our kids are tech-obsessed and rely too much on their devices, yet we are very much the same.  They spend an excessive amount of time on screens, tablets, connected to wi-fi….but we’re no different.  We are always looking for ways to simplify our lives (and theirs) and to the rescue comes… Continue Reading

Smart Things to Do in NYC

Smart Things to Do in NYC

Every Friday night, I look over the topics that we’ve posted to go out in our e-blast on Saturday morning and I notice that I didn’t touch on every single category (eat, shop, play.)  In an ideal world, I would post 3 times each week, once in each category.  Even better, Monday would be eat,… Continue Reading

Guest Blogger:  Lauren Mascia

Guest Blogger: Lauren Mascia

Last month, I was looking at my March calendar and realized that I needed some new and fresh topics.  I needed guest bloggers.   People who would write about topics that women are interested in, related to eating, shopping and playing in and around Westchester.   There’s a lot of topics that I can’t write… Continue Reading

Drybar Comes to Westchester

Drybar Comes to Westchester

Guess what Westchester… we have our very own Drybar! For those of us who are cult followers of this blow dry only salon, this is HUGE news. For those of you don’t know about DryBar… you’ll thank us! DryBar is a blow-dry only salon that offers hair menus – whether it’s the Cosmo with loose… Continue Reading

914PopUps Spring Fair: 3/19

914PopUps Spring Fair: 3/19

  Save the Date! 914PopUps created by Sarah Schaeffer-Roth and Melissa Tomlin launches with its Spring Fair on Sunday, March 19 from 12-3 at Koi Creative Space in White Plains. Come discover vendors and workshops focused on wellness as we move into spring. Spring fashion, health, beauty products, food, personal and home accessories as well… Continue Reading

Club Pilates Opening in Scarsdale

Club Pilates Opening in Scarsdale

Meet Heather Rhyu.  She’s a fellow Westchester mom who has recently decided to make the jump into being a small business owner, leaving her Finance job in the city, so she can have more time at home with her 3-year old daughter and 5-month old son. Heather is opening up a boutique Pilates studio in Scarsdale on… Continue Reading

Shop with #MomsLikeUs at Athleta Scarsdale on 3/10

Shop with #MomsLikeUs at Athleta Scarsdale on 3/10

A couple of times a year, Emma Westchester and Athleta Scarsdale team up to bring out some #momslikesus for a Shopping Event.   It’s a nice way to get to meet some local women, who are starting businesses or working as independent consultants.  The common theme is that they are all wellness, health or fitness… Continue Reading

Mindfulness Matters Training Class for Parents

Mindfulness Matters Training Class for Parents

I’ve never been the mom to think that anything worthwhile should come just from the school.  Home is the first school and serves as the most influential place where kids learn.  Formal education is only a piece of the puzzle and anything that’s worth doing should come from home first, school second. When I saw… Continue Reading