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