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Posts Categorized: Portraiture

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.

The Gift of Survival

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About 10 years ago one of my closest friends was diagnosed with breast cancer. I watched her go through that painful experience and come out the other side. I can only imagine the emotional and physical toll it took on her and her loved ones. This warrior woman stayed strong for her family and when… Read more »

The Welcome Guest: Hostess Gifts to Love

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Along with the beautiful long summer, evenings comes parties and the need for hostess gifts. It’s been a couple of years since I reported on whats going on in Bay Head. There have been several new boutiques that have opened up and with them, a wide array of gift options. I had so much fun… Read more »

Summer Solstice

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Every year we head upstate to Glen Spey in Sullivan County to spend time with our dear friend Alex who used to be our studio manager. It’s a beautiful drive, just under 2 hours. We relaxed, swam in the lake and our big outing was a visit to the local farmers’ market, coming home with… Read more »

Hoboken Chiropractic + Wellness: Reclaiming your 20- how taking 20 minutes can change your life.

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We have been partnering with Hoboken Chiropractic and Wellness and experienced the help of Dr. Laura Brayton and Dr. Olga Alvarez first-hand. They are amazing healers. Hoboken Chiropractic was kind enough to share this wonderful piece from their newsletter with us and you! Reclaiming Your 20 Whether it’s a packed day at work, a long list of… Read more »