Posts Categorized: Our Favorite Things

Fabulous new boutique in Bay Head

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Last week­end I was in Bay Head and came across a delight­ful new bou­tique. Del Mar East is owned by Wendy Dinneen, a fab­u­lous mother of three boys who is also a clothes designer. The bou­tique exudes an island vibe that cel­e­brates life and style by the sea. An enthu­si­as­tic blend of fresh cloth­ing & jew­elry cre­ations ~ cou­pled… Read more »

A New Place to Play

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Although my girls are older, I still find myself as a resource for advis­ing new and young par­ents on places where they can take their young ones. Finding an indoor play­space that offers a unique expe­ri­ence is not easy. I’m so happy to have found Hudson’s House of Play. They offer a mod­ern play­space specif­i­cally designed around imag­i­na­tive play. They fea­ture a cus­tom… Read more »

What’s in your sunscreen?

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As I age — grace­fully, of course — I am more care­ful about my time in the sun. I just dis­cov­ered Coola sun­screen, which does not rate so badly — as far as chem­i­cals go. For my face, I love La Roche Posay sun­screen; it is SPF 50 and works like a primer so there is no shine. There are sun­screen prod­ucts that I am stay­ing… Read more »

Consider a Farm Stay Vacation, Seriously

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I am deter­mined to book a farm stay for the fam­ily this sum­mer. The girls are thrilled at the idea of wak­ing up on a farm, col­lect­ing eggs or help­ing to milk cows. I think that Stoney Creek Farmstead is my favorite place, but plat­form tents may not be for every­one. Kinderhook Farm is a lit­tle more civ­i­lized with a pri­vate barn for… Read more »

The Best Fireworks in NJ

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I can­not believe that July 4th is just around the cor­ner! I hope that every­one is enjoy­ing their sum­mer so far. I found a web­site that reviews the best fire­work dis­plays in New Jersey. Our kids are spend­ing 2 weeks in the UK with their grand­par­ents, so Mac and I will be foot­loose and fancy free! The view of the fire­works in… Read more »

What’s In Your Water?

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It is offi­cially sum­mer and the sea­son for enter­tain­ing. Whether you are host­ing a sit down meal or a casual BBQ, we sug­gest adding herb infused water to the menu. Herb infused water not only adds a bit of sophis­ti­ca­tion, it also tastes deli­cious! Check out this link for some great ideas. Water with herbs like mint and rose­mary along… Read more »

Beach Hats

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Hats are not only styl­ish, but they are also a great way to block the sun from your eyes and face. Fedora type hats are the “thing” this sum­mer. This look is time­less and clas­sic, and there are so many vari­a­tions. J Crew has some nice options to check out.