On Friday, I had the pleasure of interviewing India Hicks on my radio show, Up To The Minute with Nicole. It was such a pleasure to be able to spend a whole hour discussing her background, her family, her company and so much more. I am so in awe of India and all that she has accomplished. It was a wonderful kick off to my bday weekend!!! I had seen India's Harbour Island home throughout the years in various shelter magazines but hearing first hand how she lives, raises her 5 children and entertains was a true treasure. I thought I would give you a glimpse of India's home. We have a pact to share a cocktail on Harbour Island one day!!!!!. India, I hope to get there soon!!!!! Bon Weekend!!!
images Island Style, Architectural Digest, Veranda
Starting a social media business is not easy...actually starting any business is not easy. Meet Barbara Cerf of PB and J consulting. Barbara "works with you to discover what should be done". She helps you with developing and implementing and strategy. But best of all, you tell her what you want and she and her team, of her son Jarod and husband Peter (the three are the PB&J) will "make it happen". Barbara and her team have been invaluable to me. They have supported me and advised me all the way for the past couple of years. I urge anyone starting or trying to grow a business to contact Barbara. As they say, "From strategy to implementation, we love to help our clients create successful brands, messages, and content. You give us your project, we'll make it happen." and they will!!!!!!
Here is an easy recipe that I know will be a family favorite. These Omelet Cups are so easy to make and soooo good...especially for these days that we are stuck inside! I served them for dinner with toasted bagels but they are great for weekend breakfast or brunch! Enjoy!!!
Omelet Cups right out of the oven, on a vintage Murano glass platter, from Twig Antiques!
Ingredients: 1 package frozen spinach (thawed) 12 eggs 1 small onion chopped 1 package shredded cheddar cheese 1 package pre-cooked bacon cut into small pieces bacon cut into small pieces Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Mix ingredients in a large bowl Using a small ladle fill a well greased cupcake/muffin tin, one by one, almost to the top Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. cool and serve yields 17 cups
For the past many months, I have been receiving the same recommendation....."You HAVE to visit the shop Lola in White Plains New York". Last Friday, my friend Kelley, who is a die hard Lola fan, and I ventured over to their location at 396 Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains. What a pleasant surprise!! Lola is the utmost stop for accessories. The owners Denise and Dawn have amazing taste. From the gorgeous costume jewelry to the beautiful clothing and chic handbags, the selection is superb. Lola is my new favorite shop!!! Check it out, I guarantee you will love it!!!
After all the Holiday decorations are put away, I have been hearing that a blahhhhh feeling is setting in with what is left. No matter how perfect our decorating can be, after all the color and sparkle of the holidays are packed away, our rooms can look a little drab! Once again, Target hits the mark with well priced yet chic accessories. Why not add a little accessory here or there to beat the post Holiday decor blues. Happy Decorating!
This fall my son will be heading off to college. This is so bittersweet. I am so happy that he is about to experience some of the best years of his life but I am devastated that he is leaving the nest. I recently listened to a interview with Julie Lythcott-Haims talk about her book How To Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Over-parenting Trap and Prepare your Kid for Success. Here is the synopsis of this must read book for parents: In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which over-parenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to over-helping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.
Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.
Today's Weekend Real Estate Stalking is again right here in Rye. It is a stately Williamsburg Brick Georgian Colonial 10,000 foot (!!!!!) family home. The reason why I picked it, is not because of all of its modern amenities, but because of its fabulous lower level for entertaining. The custom bar and media and pool table area are perfect for welcoming family and friends all year long!!! For more info on this beautiful property, contact Enid Pinto HERE