Posts Categorized: Our Favorite Things

Time to Plant Your Veggies

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Living in a Hoboken brown­stone will not stop us from hav­ing a veg­etable gar­den — I use every avail­able out­door space I can find. I was intro­duced to The Farm at Green Village, which is close to Chatham and has a great vari­ety of veg­eta­bles and herbs. Last week­end, we placed pots on every step, planted let­tuce (they like this cooler weather), toma­toes,… Read more »

April Showers Bring May Flowers

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When I was grow­ing up in the UK, a good rain­coat was an acces­sory that you could not live with­out. It’s one of the things I splurged on when the girls were lit­tle. I still remem­ber the lovely lit­tle rain­coats and boots — macs and wellies as we call them in Britain — that they wore as tod­dlers. Take… Read more »

A Treat For the Senses

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When I walk into our house I like to be greeted by a pleas­ant scent –rather than the smell of last night’s din­ner! Although I love can­dles, dif­fusers are a nice alter­na­tive because they have a con­stant scent. I have placed one in our liv­ing room (which is also the entry­way to our house — brown­stone life) and one in our bed­room.… Read more »

World of Wings

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Are you look­ing for a fun place to take your child this week­end? Add World of Wings to your des­ti­na­tion. WOW is located in Teaneck, NJ, and fea­tures a but­ter­fly gar­den, rep­tile exhibit, bounce houses, and inter­ac­tive tech­nol­ogy exhibits. World of Wings was cre­ated as a space where chil­dren can learn to appre­ci­ate and value the life and nature of… Read more »

Delicious Gluten-​Free Baking

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Recently I was informed that I am gluten insen­si­tive and, after some resis­tance, I real­ized it could be a healthy choice. I also learned that I do not have to go with­out dessert, which was my biggest con­cern with this diet change. At the begin­ning of the year, I was in New Zealand, which is far ahead of the USA with non-​gluten… Read more »

Mo Better Blues — Spring Colors!

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For your wardrobe this sea­son, cooler and softer color choices with sub­tle warm tones fol­low a min­i­mal­is­tic en plein air theme. Taking a cue from nature rather than being rein­vented or mechan­i­cally manip­u­lated, these hues blend with sub­tle warm tones. As luck would have it, blue is my favorite color so I’m happy!

Stop and Smell the Flowers

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Everyone needs beauty in their lives, it’s heal­ing, restora­tive and essen­tial for our well being.” –Barbara Barry, Interior Designer I know that some­times I for­get to notice all the beau­ti­ful things around me, espe­cially dur­ing this dreary win­ter weather. I find lit­tle rit­u­als help to bring in hap­pi­ness to my day. Finding the beauty in every­day objects —… Read more »