Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wish List Wednesday

Getting a good night's sleep is priceless.  And, the "Right Pillow' is definitely the key for getting a good night sleep.  That is why it is on top of my wish list right now.  This pillow "promotes wellness through sleep by providing high quality, all natural and organic sleep essentials".  It promises to improve sleep quality and help people to feel better.  You can choose between a wool or latex filling, both are organic, micro bacterial, dust mite resistant and made in the USA.  The right pillow is the brainchild of two very busy ladies, Chrissy and Lacy, AKA the #dreamteam, who definitely need their sleep and were looking to maximize their time in a healthier version of sleep.   Whether you are a side sleeper or a back sleeper or a stomach sleeper, this pillow is for you.  It is perfect for both children and adults.  No more, tossing and turning, no more crush lines and pillow wrinkles and overall better health.  It is available to our readers, with a complimentary organic cotton "perfect pillowcase" AND free shipping on all orders.  This pillow also makes the perfect holiday gift for the person who has everything and I know how we all have those peeps on our list.  To learn more about the Right Pillow click HERE.

"Pillow Talk....Talk about sweet dreams and being in the right place at the right time!  I love The Right Pillow!   I never realized what a difference the right pillow makes....I sleep more soundly, I wake up feeling so refreshed....and my friends tell me that I'm looking younger, too.  Who knew The Right Pillow could do all of this and be anti-aging too!"

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Girlfriend Tip

I admit it, I am a product junkie.  I come from a home of product junkies, my mom, sister and I try everything.  I recently read about two facial washes, the first one recommended by Gwenyth, on her blog Goop, and the other by Sarah Jessica Parker, on Instagram.  The MOST critical thing you can do to take care of your skin is to use a great cleanser.  So, I decided to order both (they are VERY reasonably priced) and LOVED them.  My skin felt amazing after using each one.  I cannot decide which I like better.  I will definitely add the two of them to my skin care routine.  

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser is listed on Goop as "one of the ultimate cleaners for your skin".  To learn more about this product click HERE.

According to SJP, about Shea Terra Rose Hips Black Soap, "This product is incredible.  My skin hasn't been this clean since birth".  To learn more about this product, click HERE.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Viva il Papa

Here in New York we have just finished celebrating the Papal visit.  What a remarkable few days and "Journey of Faith" it was.  He gave us the message of hope and to look for God all around us.  Pope Francis told us New Yorkers that we can find God in our own streets, in the people we encounter.  He stressed that we should love our neighbor and pray for our enemies.  Let us follow the words of Pope Francis, and let others see God in us every day.  Viva il Papa!!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Weekend Real Estate Stalking

Today there is a home not too far away from mine on the market.  I love this particular neighborhood, especially the back yard views.   This property really showcases the charm of the Rye community. For information please contact Barbie Haynes HERE..Bon Weekend!!!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fashionable Friend Friday

This week's Fashionable Friend Friday is a special lady, Alex Cohen, who started the Love The Give initiative which encourages people to give to others in a small way every day.  "Love The Give, #30DayGive, is a collaborative challenge encouraging people to make giving a habit and inviting them to discover how deliberate acts of kindness can change the world. You can start at any time, with any act.  It is all about the difference you can make and those you help and inspire." To learn more click HERE.  You can also share your Love The Give photos and stories on your Instagram page to encourage others to get involved but be sure to hashtag  #30DayGive!  I personally love this initiative.  I am in awe of how amazing this idea is, how simple it is and how greatly appreciated even the smallest act of kind is.  Kudos to you Alex and your team. It just goes to show that a little love and kindness can go a long way.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Smoked Salmon Dip

Now that summer is behind us (unfortunately), fall has officially begun and the holidays are just around the corner, I saw this appetizer recipe on Gwyneth's Goop and thought it was just the perfect thing to bring to a fall dinner party or upcoming holiday party.  And, who can resist a new delicious treat for cocktail hour!!!  Enjoy!!


Recipe adapted from

8 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
1/2 cup Creme Fraiche
1 Tb lemon zest (finely grated)
juice of 1/2  lemon
2 scallions very finely chopped
4 ounces smoked salmon finely chopped
cracked black pepper

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until it is fluffy

Fold in remaining ingredients and season with black pepper

Garnish with any leftover scallions (see photo)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wish List Wednesday

One of my wish list items has always been to bring the indoors out and make my patio an extension of our living space.  I love the work of Interior Designer Rosemary Thomas.  Recently she has focused her projects on outdoor entertaining.  She really knows how to create beautiful, comfortable spaces that turn an ordinary spot into an extraordinary outdoor entertainment center.  Now is the perfect time to start planning for next summer,  for more information, please contact Rosemary HERE

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Girlfriend Tip

When I interviewed my girlfriend, Clare Butler of Claire Rooney Butler Interiors, she recommended that we add new decorative pillows to our rooms to spruce them up!  Now that tomorrow is the first official day of Fall, here are some fun ideas for a quick fix around the house.

Girl Friend Tip