Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Melissa Tomlin

This month's Westchester Woman Wednesday is Melissa Tomlin.  There's only one word to sum her up:  she's the ultimate connector.   About 4 years ago, maybe even longer, a friend told me she met this really nice woman in a Japanese restaurant in Elmsford.  She said,

914PopUps Westchester Warehouse Sale: March 8th

***Original Posting, March 7, 2019.  Reposting February 2020 to include 914PopUps March 8th Event.*** Save the Date for a sale that you won't want to miss.  On March 8th, 914PopUps is hosting a Westchester Warehouse Sale at The Coliseum in White Plains. Like any other event

Cooking with Paris Hilton

I had to share this.    First video has over 3 million views.   Second one has 26K views.    A friend shared this with me and I've shared it with a number of people who have enjoyed it, so decided to make it a random

Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple in NYC

The Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple is back for the winter season! Launching November 20th, Mr. Purple will be transformed into a funky après-ski lodge in the sky. Think vivid purple deer heads, digital fireplaces, and plenty of blankets for bundling. Step outside onto the terrace and guests will find a larger-than-life snow globe

A Taste of Westchester: November 11th, 2019

This event is near and dear to my heart.   My sister Karen, my Irish Twin, is 13 months older than me.   She was born with Cerebral Palsy and has attended Cerebral Palsy of Westchester since she was a teenager. Karen is at CPW still, in

Drop Off Child Care

Lil Chameleon, an award-winning children’s resale boutique currently offering classes and enrichment, a play café and birthday parties is proud to announce their newest program, Kid’s Club, launching in September 2019. Lil Chameleon will provide short-term, drop-off child care services for 2-6 year olds.   After recognizing

Glamping in NYC

***Original Posting, July 11, 2018.   Reposting June 2019.*** 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

Recipe: PB&J Smoothies

  The ultimate comfort food---Peanut Butter & Jelly!  What is it about this classic combination that feeds the body and soul? This nostalgic slice of Americana just never goes out of style. The average child will eat 1,500 peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches before he or she graduates high school. What?!?  That’s

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Mark’s Quality Meats & Gourmet Seafood

One of the best finds of late is Mark's Quality Meats.   When school begins, I get back to my cooking dinner routine and find myself every September wondering what to make for dinner each night.  It's kind of like starting over, getting everyone back on

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Hannah Fastov

  I'm a little early this month!  It usually takes me until closer to the end of the month to get my act together and get the Westchester Woman Wednesday post up, but for October I wanted it live before this woman's one year work-anniversary. Hannah Fastov

Lil Chameleon OPENS on 10/4!

(Sponsored Post) Announcing Lil Chameleon’s Opening Date & Live Online Class Registration Lil Chameleon is proud to announce it is opening its doors Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 9:30 am-6:30pm.   Where else can you buy carefully selected, nearly-new, high quality brands for a fraction of