NYC’s VERVE Medical Cosmetics Opens Westchester Studio 

  VERVE Medical Cosmetics, for 20 years New York’s premier non-surgical aesthetic and anti-aging treatment studio, is opening the Verve Loft Westchester in the industrial loft spaces at the Bridge Street on Hudson complex in Irvington, NY. The new studio will enable Verve Founder Dr. Stephen Bracci to serve existing and

Social Anxiety Group for Teens and Young Adults

2020 has been very difficult for kids. They have had to remain socially distanced from their friends, teachers, sports teams, and even family. Adolescents and Young Adults are missing out on some of the most memorable times of their lives and feeling disconnected. This disconnect

Guest Blogger: Daniel Starling

I have a guest blogger this month.  I don't usually like to have anyone else's "voice" on my site but when the person makes SO much sense at the absolute perfect time (my daughter is a freshman in high school) I have to give them

Top 10 Finds of January 2021

So many things come across my email during the course of a month.  I don't get to post everything, whether it's an invitation, a press release or a sponsorship/partnership email.  The things that I do post are things that I find the time for because

Holiday Boxes for Valentine’s Day

Have you seen my posts about Boxed Holiday?  I shared some pics online in December but never got around to posting them on here. I realized that most of us had our holiday decorations up by that point so I made a note to circle

January is White Plains Restaurant Month

In January 2021, the White Plains BID is debuting the first ever White Plains Restaurant Month. Local restaurants need support now more than ever as they try and recover from the long-lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. From January 2 through January 31, more than

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Sara Davidson Johns

It's hard to believe that this is my last Westchester Woman Wednesday of 2020. I'm wrapping up 4 years of these monthly posts with this one and it's actually very fitting that this month it would be Sara Davidson Johns. As women, we are constantly

Top Five Picture Book Recommendations

Since I posted my top book picks, I decided I needed some titles for kids too. As a former teacher, I know hundreds of titles and themes/lessons to accompany them. I've learned a lot along the way with my own kids too- but there's nothing

My Top 10 Books for 2020. Please buy them in stores!

When I published my Books, Books & More Books List in 2019, I had no idea that the devastation of 2020 was around the corner.  In late 2019, small independent book stores were likely hurting due to online competition. Looking back, I shared a list

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Last year I put together a Holiday Gift Guide but I wished I had done it sooner than I did. I put a note on my calendar on 10/31/20, reminding myself to start the list earlier and publish early in November so here it is. 1.

Westchester Woman Wednesday: The Modern Babe

In these trying times, we are seeing businesses change each and every day.  Some are closing, some are thriving and some are doing what they've always done, making safer and better than ever.  Ashley Lucien and Isabella Valenti learned and adapted very quickly this fall

Meet Artist Kim Stadin

You may have seen my social media posts of the most incredible pieces of art by abstract artist Kim Stadin.  I treated myself to an original piece last fall when I converted our spare room to a proper office.  Who knew that COVID would hit

Shopping with Stella James: FB Live 11/5

Hi! My name is Eve and I am a mom, wife, career woman and Owner of Stella James. I am an FIT Graduate and have been in the fashion industry for over 17 years doing everything from buying and merchandising to Marketing and E-commerce. I

Hike with Llamas at Clover Brooke Farm

If you're looking for unique outdoor experiences, look no further.  Clover Brooke Farm has a few of them.  They are outdoors and socially distant.   A group of Westchester women went up a couple of weeks ago and I had planned on going this past weekend

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Stephanie Newman

Since October is National Bullying Prevention Month, I figured it would be the perfect time to address this very important topic as it relates to moms.  The topic of bullying is not new to anyone so I don't expect that I am sharing anything you

Staycations + Day Trips in NY/NJ and PA

Summer 2020 wasn't a total loss. Our usual family travels did not take place but we found lots of local alternatives. Fortunately (and unfortunately) we live in a state that has lots of rules restrictions in regard to travel. I figured we'd be best sticking

Virtual Kids Fitness Training with Enduro Youth

What perfect timing for a guest blogger; the start of a new school year where kids might not be as active as in years past.  Or worse, their sports programs are not running due to state regulations.  Or that they need more athletic training or

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Corey Cook

It's back to school time and even though we are living through a pandemic, the first thought I have when I look at the school calendar in September is "travel."  On a normal school year, I map out where the school breaks and long weekends

10 Instagram-worthy Outdoor Dining Spots in Westchester

As you may recall, Shawna was the main "food and dining" writer for many years.  She's not writing as much due to the increased workload at her day job and she is now dining out less because she's cooking!  She never cooked and actually dined