Top 10 for Summer 2021

EAT  Westchester blogger and friend Shey posted 10 Waterfront Restaurants in Westchester this week.  http://www.glambyshey.com/10-waterfront-restaurants-in-westchester/ New Ice Cream Shop in White Plains:  https://www.instagram.com/icecreamsocialwp/ Random tidbit and Westchester Foodie news: Did you know that Walter's Hot Dogs products are now being sold in DeCicco's Stores?  I

Why I Love Taylor Swift

I absolutely love Taylor Swift.  I have also loved Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez over the years, mainly because I think they are positive females for the most part.  None have had perfect lives; some have had mental health issues and/or addiction issues. 

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Leslie Josel

This month's Westchester Woman Wednesday is Leslie Josel.  She's quite possibly one of my most incredible finds here in Westchester, and she's not even from my usual type of eat/shop/play categories.  She fits more into my "mom life" category and she's someone I had to

Top 10 for April

I really love keeping this running list.  It's a perfect place to keep things "written down" and when I reach 10, I can post it.  In no special order, here are some good finds from April.  I've got everything from spring cleaning to reading to

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

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

Westchester Kids

For 8 years, I have tried to keep this blog focused on things just for moms.  There are so many websites and resources for Westchester Families and Westchester Kids so I wanted it to keep it as a space moms, even women without kids, but

Balcony Ballads in New Rochelle

New Rochelle was the first containment zone in our area in early March. A public battle between the Superintendent of Schools and Governor Cuomo took place, the one-mile radius was issued and it prompted the first school district closing, followed by Tuckahoe, who had a

March Happenings

I'm inundated with requests to share events.  I get emails and messages on Facebook and Instagram daily.   I feel so bad when I finally open the email, only to find out the event has passed.  In my "trying to do things new in 2020" I've

Books, Books & More Books

Books make a great gift.   I know everyone is reading on e-readers, but I think these titles are all good for gifting.  They make good coffee table books or conversation pieces.  I had more, but narrowed it down to my top 10.  Only one fiction

10 Gift Ideas for Girls

***Originally posted, 11/23/17.    Edited and Reposting for November 2019.*** 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

Portugal Summer Gallery

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