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

White Plains Holiday Market

The White Plains Holiday Market is a City of White Plains event in partnership with 914PopUps. This COVID-aware market will feature 40+ vendors and artisans in individual open-air booths in the heart of White Plains on Waller Avenue. The event will run from December 3rd

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

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

My Summer Hiatus

I took an unplanned summer hiatus.  I'm not really sure why I did but I think it was a combination of things.  At the start of the pandemic, I was motivated to post about things that were helpful during a tough time.  It was my

Fresh Produce Delivery in Westchester

I love the power of the Facebook Moms Groups.   I saw a post a couple of weeks ago about a local company making produce deliveries.  The company, based in Yorktown, apparently supplied restaurants mostly; but when restaurants started to cut back on their weekly orders,

CryoFacial + CryoSlim + CryoToning

It's so hard to keep up with every new health and wellness trend.  There are fads that come and go but I really think this one is going to stick around.  Cryotherapy, but not the same as what we think of immediately, which is "the

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

Guest Blogger: Jerome Strauss, Drone Photographer

Jerome Strauss Event & Drone Photographer Born and raised in France, I have lived in the United States for the past 23 years, first in the Midwest, and now in Eastchester, with a one-year stop in Hungary. By day, I specialize in analyzing customer data for some

We’re Back!

In case you haven't noticed, we took a brief hiatus.   At the end of 2017, Shawna and I decided we'd take some time "off" from the blog and resume posts in the new year.  A couple of factors contributed to this decision.  Shawna's day job

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

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

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