Posts Categorized: Portraiture

Tips to Ease the First Day of School

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Taking your children to their first day of school sounds like it would be a joy-filled occasion with lots of picture-perfect moments. And it can be. Giving you child some tools can make the transition easier. Here are some things you can do Visit the school or classroom before the first day. Some teachers invite… Read more »

College Survival Checklist for Parents

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Next month my eldest heads off to school in Europe. While this sounds complex the sheer enormity of this undertaking has forced me to plan far in advance to ensure that the bases are all covered. It’s a very exciting time and as many of my friends are also going through the process of getting… Read more »

A Quality Frame of Mind

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Years ago I decided that a service we would offer clients was framing. (some examples from our newest collection are pictured above). I really wanted to make the process of bringing art into a home a simple, one-stop process. Even more, to offer a level of framing that matched the quality of our images. Over time… Read more »

Orange You Glad Granola

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I first tried this granola at a yoga retreat and was so impressed with it that I had to get the recipe from its maker. Homemade granola is relatively easy to make, stores well (in a mason jar or other air tight container) and unlike the commercial product is low in fat and sugar. You… Read more »

New Partner. New Features. New Cards for Holiday 2019

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For years we have worked with partners on the West Coast to provide beautiful holiday cards for our clients. We chose them because they were talented but distance also created issues- last-minute changes were challenging, delivery timing and even little innovations we wanted were not part of their offerings. After several years we have finally… Read more »

Plate Envy: Jono Pandolfi

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The Jono Pandolfi studio overlooks the Hudson River in Union City, just in view of the restaurants they serve.  Seven artisans work collaboratively to execute the more than 16 steps that go into their 100% handmade products, from rolling and forming to glazing and firing each piece. Their work is praised by chefs around the country- Jean Georges… Read more »

Easier Than Pie: The Summer Galette

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Martha Stewart’s Pate Brisee 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water Directions  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter, and process until the mixture resembles… Read more »

Getting A Stain Out of Anything

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If I wear anything white, or silk, it’s pretty much a lock I’m going to spill something on it. Those odds double when I have an important meeting or event to attend. The chart above covers most of the things I might run into (or spill onto) and their cures.