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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Unplugging

I am going to unplug for the next week to spend some time with my family.  Happy New Year everyone...See you in 2015!



The Moma Shop

If you are planning a trip to New York City, the Moma (Museum of Modern Art) is a must!  Don't forget to stop in their Design shop across the street.  Here are some of our favorite selections!


The Moma Shop

Friday, December 26, 2014

Resort!!

Resort!!
Is anyone spending New Years in a warm climate?  Have I got some resort ideas for you.........

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa Can You Hear Me

Have you been good this year?  Maybe you will find one of these beauties under you tree.  I hope I do!Santa Can You Hear Me

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Cookies

Its not too late to "Get Your Betty On"....Here are a few cookie ideas that you can make with simple slice and bake sugar cookies!Christmas Cookies

Monday, December 22, 2014

Setting the Christmas Table

One of my favorite Holiday traditions is setting a unique decorative Christmas Table.  I like to start early and try to mix it up every year.  Here are some suggestions for a colorful festive table setting for you Holiday feast!Setting the Christmas Table

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Gift Ideas for Girls

Here are some wonderful gift ideas for the special little lady in your life.Gift Ideas for Girls

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Grilled Cheese

A really great food choice to offer guests, who stop in to bring presents or to see your tree, is gourmet grilled cheese.  They are very easy to make and surely will please your crowd.  I like to use a panini maker or a George Foreman Grill...choose a cheese that melts well, such as american, cheddar, jack, gruyere, swiss, Colby, fontina, provolone or brie...cut into 4's and you are good to go!!  Yummmmmmm!!!

Consider some unique variations by adding the following:
  • avocado and bacon
  • drizzled truffle oil
  • tomato and bacon
  • pesto
  • apple, cheddar and bacon
  • cream cheese and cherry tomato
  • arugula and ham
  • figs and cheese
  • tomato and basil
  • cucumber and goat cheese

Friday, December 19, 2014

A fashionable Friend

This weeks fashionable "friend" is Aerin Lauder.  Even though we are not "friends" in the traditional sense of the word, I only met her once at a book signing..... We ARE Instagram friends!!!!  Over Thanksgiving weekend, she posted a photo of herself in her Southampton store wearing this wonderful outfit.  It is the perfect mix of casual/chic.A fashionable Friend

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gift Guide for Him

Here are some great ideas for the special men in your life.  Gift Guide for Him

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Floral Design

Another fun holiday tradition is to attend a floral design class to make a Christmas Centerpiece.  Today a few friends and I are going to have a demonstration by a floral designer from the Botanical Gardens and make our own arrangements.  It's a fun way to spend some creative time together during this very busy time of year.  Holiday Floral Design

Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Club Monday

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My good friend introduced me to this book by Louise Maniscalco and Susan Rudin.  It is a juicy behind the scenes tell all of two personal shoppers from some of the luxury retail giants.  If you love fashion, this book is for you!!  I cannot wait to start it.
Here are the authors with their book. Louise is wearing a one of a kind diamond pendant necklace by Rere Corcoran Designs for more information contact rerecor@aol.com

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Christmas Party



Last night I saw the Nutcracker.  It got me thinking about Holiday parties and merriment.  A wonderful tradition is to host a party to celebrate the season with your friends and family.  Here are some festive ideas for the hostess.  I have also included the recipe for Martha's "BEST" Christmas punch.

A Christmas Party

Martha's Best Christmas Punch


  • 2 cups chilled pomegranate juice 
  • 1 cup chilled cranberry juice 
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) vodka 
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur 
  • 1 cup chilled club soda 
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 6 lemons) 
  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup
  1. Combine pomegranate and cranberry juice, vodka,
    Cointreau, club soda, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a
    punch bowl. Fill glasses with cranberries frozen in ice cubes,
    and serve. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ice Skating for the Holidays

A wonderful holiday tradition is outdoor ice skating.  Here in New York City there are many wonderful locations where you can skate among the backdrop of the beautiful skyline.  Below are some gift items to remember your day together on the ice.  There's even a outfit to keep you warm and stylish while you skate!!!!!


Ice Skating for the Holidays

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fashionable Friend Friday

My Fashionable Friends, in my Book Club, were discussing creating Christmas Traditions.  These ladies really have it going on and give me so many fabulous tips all year long regarding fashion, cooking, decorating and so much more.  As a online gift to these fabulous ladies, I am going to do a week of blogs devoted to creating Christmas Memories!!!

Every year, my daughters and their friends get together and make a special Christmas treat to share during the Holidays.  I found this amazing chocolate croissant recipe online.  How great would it be to make them in advance, store them in an adorable Christmas tin and give them as gifts so the recipient can bake them on Christmas Morning (remember to remind them to keep them refrigerated until the 25!!).  Happy Baking!

Christmas Chocolate Croissants
Ingredients:
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or broken Hershey Bars or Nutella
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon shortening, optional
Directions: Heat oven to 350F degrees. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Separate crescent roll dough into 8 triangles. Place about 1 Tablespoon of chocolate chips/chunks on top of each triangle. Reserve remaining chocolate chips. Roll up, starting from wide end. Place onto baking sheet and curve into croissant shape. Brush the croissants lightly with beaten egg. Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool for 5 minutes. Melt the remaining chocolate in the microwave, Add shortening to thin chocolate if desired. Drizzle over croissants and serve warm. Enjoy!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Anthropologie Wish List and Gift Guide

Don't forget about Anthropologie this Holiday season.  Here is a round up of some of my favorite things they are offering.  If you are looking for me today, Anthro is where I will be!!!


Anthropologie Wish List and Gift Guide

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Elephant Man Broadway

RUN To See Bradley Cooper on Broadway as The Elephant Man. He was really amazing. My friend and I battled the horrible Nor'Easter to drive into the city to see Bradley. We had the tickets since September and were soooooo excited, that wild horses could not keep us away. The show did not disappoint. The entire cast was brilliant. It also helped that Katie Holmes was sitting in front of us to the left and Steven Spielberg was in front of us to the right!!!! Totally exciting!!! For more info on the show, visit: http://elephantmanbroadway.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rain Rain Go Away

With a Nor'Easter hitting today in the North East, the only accessory you need is a fabulous umbrella. Stay Dry East Coasters!!!!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Book Club Monday

Not only do we get together to discuss wonderful books but my book club also plans fun and interesting outings. This week we are going to go to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and see Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs. Here is a preview of what we are looking forward to viewing!! It runs until February 8..."Don't Miss This Spectacular Exhibition".

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday Fair Round Up

In case you missed any of your local Holiday Fairs, I have highlighted the best of the best for you!

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Fashionable Friend

This weeks Fashionable Friend LOVES candles. She loves to give them and to receive them. In her honor, I have picked some great ones. Wouldn't it be such a treat to try them all throughout the new year?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Roarke NYC

Another vendor I want to highlight this week is Rourke NYC. The sister duo of Laetitia Stanfield and Selina McPherson create the most beautiful beaded and jeweled scarf necklaces. Every single one is gorgeous....purple, black, turquoise, gold, silver...its so hard to choose. To see more of Rourke Designs please visit www.rourkenyc.com

Monday, December 1, 2014

Linda Richards Furs

Happy December. This week we are going to be running from Holiday Fair to Holiday Fair raising money for some very very important local charities. The first vendor that I would like to highlight is Linda Richards furs. Every single fur is just so beautiful is it hard to choose. As one of the very stylish ladies, who works at Linda Richards, puts it..there is a group of women who keep coming seasonally to every single Linda Richards event and buy something each time to complete their fur wardrobe. Sign Me Up...Linda Richards,,, here we come!!!!!!