Scout & Cellar: Clean-Crafted Wine

We have a new guest blogger! Meet Jen Mullen of @simply.livinglife. Jen is a mother of three with a mission of living a clean and balanced lifestyle. Today she is sharing her love of clean-crafted wine. Here is a Q & A with Jen: 1. What is

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

Communities Dining Together While Staying Apart

There is nothing I love more than a great story, especially when it involves women working with other women to support the businesses in their community.  In this time of serious crisis and uncertainty, it's the little things that get us through. While restaurants are

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,

Bra Shopping with Laura: Fit By Burke

Every January I have my annual mammogram.  It's also the month that I get rid of my old bras and buy myself new ones.   Year after year, I would say the same thing to myself in January.   "This is the last year I am buying

Westchester Women Wednesday: Meet Debbie and Erica

For the first time, I am sharing two Westchester women for Westchester Woman Wednesday.   In my travels, I meet some really fabulous women;   Erica and Debbie are two of the best.    I was visiting an in-store event at Quatre Filles in White Plains last

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Sue Wald

  I met Sue Wald about 5 years ago when she was the General Manager at Westchester's only Athleta Store.  She was the first person to introduce me to skinny jeans.  I will never forget it.   I was trying on clothes and she brought me a

Alamo Kids Camp: Choose Your Ticket Price

It's officially summer. I start off each year with a list of things to do with my kids and find myself scrambling in late August trying to accomplish everything I had planned. Both of my kids are enrolled in camp but

Homepaired: Live-in childcare reinvented

The only online marketplace connecting families with American students If you have followed me long enough, you know that I've hosted au pairs for the past 4 years. I have loved the cultural exchange and I feel that my kids have learned SO

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Noreen Bello

Noreen Bello, fashion influencer @noreenstrendycorner Last month, I attended a Westchester Blogger Babes event and met Noreen Bello. She's a Westchester native and a White Plains mom of three. Like me, she's a former elementary school teacher who is now home raising her

My Week on Social Media and Netflix

So last week I had some "elective" surgery. Nothing bad, but it left me resting at home with LOTS of time to spend online. I flipped from one social media account to another, downloaded some apps, binge-watched shows on Netflix and read a

Trendmat is Open!

Trendmat is Westchester's newest, cutest and smallest shop! Located in Millwood, in an old Fotomat kiosk, it's filled with all of the trendiest accessories for girls, tweens and women. Even cuter is Westchester native (and Chappaqua mom) Sarah Shapiro who is the

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Rachel Chan

Each month we feature a woman in Westchester who falls into one of our preferred categories:  eat, shop or play.  This month we are featuring someone who falls into the "play" category, mostly for kids.  Rachel Chan is certainly our youngest Westchester Woman Wednesday yet. 

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Nicole Steinthal

  This month's Westchester Woman Wednesday is Nicole Steinthal.   She's a lifestyle blogger as well and she's got one foot in Westchester and one foot in Greenwich.  She's a supermom to her college-aged son, TJ and two daughters, Daisy and Peyton.   She posts on her blog daily

Our Etsy Shop

Your business isn't complete until you have a website;  And Facebook page, a Twitter Account and an Instagram.  A pinboard on Pinterest is on the back burner right now

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Kimberly Giannelli

Earlier this week, I had my monthly in-person meeting/interview with this month's Westchester Woman Wednesday choice, Kim Giannelli. I usually do my best to fit the person's schedule and honor their restaurant (and meal) of choice. For some women, lunch is easier; for others, getting