Posts Categorized: Our Favorite Things

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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I have always been quite impressed with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is amaz­ing how so many peo­ple come together to see the floats and enter­tain­ment. If you are inter­ested in join­ing the crowd, visit this link to the parade route map and the best loca­tions to watch. I often think of run­ning into the… Read more »

Turkey Porchetta

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Are you look­ing for some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent for Thanksgiving? Our friend, Chef Anthony Pino, sug­gests using a clas­sic Italian dish with a fes­tive makeover. Try his Turkey Porchetta recipe with cau­li­flower au gratin; your guests will love it! It you want to take a year off from prepar­ing this year’s Thanksgiving feast, Chef Pino’s restau­rant, Anthony David’s, can pre­pare… Read more »

Life is a Cabaret

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It’s fun to go into the city and see a show this time of year, and we have plans to watch sev­eral over the next few weeks. We are all lucky to live so close to New York City. Here is a list of shows play­ing on Broadway– get there early, grab a hot choco­late and enjoy New York… Read more »

Time to Plant Your Bulbs

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Traditionally, now is the time that I start bulbs for the hol­i­day sea­son. I pur­chase Paperwhites from White Flower Farm and start plant­ing now and again in a few weeks so that I have blooms up until Christmas both at home and at the stu­dio. The Paperwhites look attrac­tive both planted in shal­low con­tain­ers, or placed in a tall glass vase on… Read more »

Creative Groove Studio

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Creative Groove Studio is a place where cre­ativ­ity rocks! They offer the fol­low­ing fun and highly inter­ac­tive classes in art, music and dance for 1–4 year olds: Baby ArtBeats (14−20 months) and Toddler ArtBeats (18 mths-​3 yrs) — these classes com­bine music and art and engage all of the senses in a fun and age-​appropriate way; Bailemos-Let’s Dance… Read more »

Clean Beauty

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I have started think­ing about what kind of chem­i­cals are in the makeup that I use, and so far have changed my foun­da­tion and mas­cara to less toxic options. The Skin Deep data­base from the EWG is a great resource for research­ing your favorite prod­ucts to find out what’s in them, and how they rate for tox­i­c­ity. Goop has an infor­ma­tive… Read more »

Outdoor Lighting

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I worked on the back­yard last week­end, pack­ing away the cush­ions and the mini foun­tain (use­less for the sec­ond year in a row). We have lights out there year round which makes it very cozy in the win­ter. As well as string lights on the tree, I have a ter­ra­cotta “globe” with holes in it that I set up… Read more »