Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Frame Jeans Friends and Family Sale

Here is the sale that everyone will be excited about.  Frame Jeans Friends and Family.  From tomorrow, Thursday, March 28th-March 31st. you will get 25%off your entire purchase at your local Frame store.  I have been working with the Store at 250 Greenwich Ave and their current merchandise selection is amazing.  I love the cropped flares in all colors and they have a bunch of pretty blouses that I have my eye on.  Here are some of the looks from the spring 2019 collection.  To see the entire line check out their website.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

It's Better in the Bahamas

This past Spring Break we spent a few nights at the Cove in the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.  We worked with the amazing public relations department at the hotel and our entire trip was upgraded.  They had a driver pick us up at the airport, gave us VIP treatment and checked on us constantly during our days there.  I was so impressed with the service and the amenities at the Cove.  My sister flew in to meet me from Florida.  We really had a great time. We ate a Nobu a couple of nights (our fav back home) and tried out some of the Atlantis's award wining other restaurants as well.  On our last night we went to Jean George's Dune in the neighboring Ocean Club, which was so incredible.  The entire dining room turned into a disco at one point.  During the day we mostly sat by the pool or beach.  This time of year the weather was amazing.  The Atlantis has a gorgeous Spa.  If you booked prior to arriving they gave you 20% off any service and upon finishing your treatment they gave you a 25% off voucher for another appointment during your stay.  I have been to many spas and never received a deal that good!!!!  One day my sister, my daughter and I went into downtown Nassau to do some shopping.  We hit the straw market for souvenirs and some of the higher end shops, where everything was much less than the New York prices, and I do mean MUCH LESS!!!!  Also the shops at the Atlantis were really great too (with the same great pricing).  And they were opened late, so we would walk around after dinner.  The Casino was also fun.  My sister loves the Casino.  On the last night I joined her and even though we both lost, it still was a highlight of our trip!!  Here are some of the photos from our days in Paradise.  For all that the Atlantis has to offer and there is soooo much more (waterparks, swimming with the dolphins, kids camps) click HERE.  It really is Better In The Bahamas!!!!!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Book Club Monday

What would you do if you thought a killer lived next door?  This week's Book Club choice, Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson, takes you down this very intriguing road.  Here is the story....

Hen and her husband Lloyd have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen (short for Henrietta) is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby, and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. Finally, she’s found some stability and peace.
But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Hen knows because she’s long had a fascination with this unsolved murder—an obsession she doesn’t talk about anymore, but can’t fully shake either.
Could her neighbor, Matthew, be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college, when she became so consumed with proving a fellow student guilty that she ended up hurting a classmate?
The more Hen observes Matthew, the more she suspects he’s planning something truly terrifying. Yet no one will believe her. Then one night, when she comes face to face with Matthew in a dark parking lot, she realizes that he knows she’s been watching him, that she’s really on to him. And that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape. . .

To Purchase this book or for more information, click HERE.


Friday, March 22, 2019

Anthro Day

Its Anthro Day...actually Anthro Weekend!!  Everything on the Anthropologie site is 20% off, if you are a member of Anthro Perks.  If not, you should def sign up and get your discount...HERE is the link to join!!!.  Anthropologie has always been my go to.  I love everything that they sell.  I featured through some of my fav picks from the new arrivals below.  Happy Shopping..!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Shrimp Scampi

I love making Shrimp Scampi for Easter.  I recently saw that my favorite food blog, It Happens At The Bean, featured this amazing version.  It is so easy to make and comes out is going to be a hit with my family!!!!


  1. In a skillet large enough to hold pasta, melt butter with olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine/broth , salt, red pepper flakes and ground pepper and bring to a simmer. Let wine reduce by half, a minute or two minutes.
  2. Add shrimp and sauté until shrimp is pink, 2 -3 minutes. Stir in the parsley lemon zest and lemon juice.
  3. Add about 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water. Over medium heat add cooked pasta and breadcrumbs, stir to combine and serve.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Frank Sinatra in Miami

Tonight I had dinner at the Fontainebleau in Miami with some friends.  YESSSSSSS we are still on spring break!!!!!  Walking to dinner, we stumbled upon the most amazingly rare exhibit......a photo retrospective of candid shots of Frank Sinatra that was curated by the Sinatra family from their own archives to celebrate his 100th bday.   The Fontainebleau was very special to Frank Sinatra.  He preformed at the hotel's La Ronde nightclub every winter in his prime and shot his films A Hole in the HeadLady in Cement, and Tony Rome   there.....

This had to be one of my favorite exhibits EVER!!!!  It was really spectacular.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

EBATES will Change Your Life

Have you used Ebates yet?  I started a year ago and I have to say it is LIFE CHANGING.  Basically Ebates is a site that gives you cash back on every purchase.  Every few months they make a paypal deposit or will mail you a check with your cash back.  It is so easy.  I have been getting back money on every single online purchase that I make.  It and adds up fast.  Stores pay Ebates a commission for sending their members to their websites and they share it with YOU!!!!  That's it plain and simple.   I have included a video for you to see step by step how it works....HERE is a link to the site to learn get started scroll down to the bottom under ABOUT and click "Getting Started".   They even have a button you can install (just by clicking a box) that automatically installs Ebates when you visit a participating website and even applies coupons at checkout so you save even more money.  It really is the most amazing way to shop.  Once you get your first check, you will definitely be thanking me!!!!

This is how it works:

Monday, March 18, 2019

Book Club Monday

Are you ready for a book that is all consuming and you will not be able to put down?   My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent is just is the story of this INSTANT New York Times bestseller:

Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father.

Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. What follows is a harrowing story of bravery and redemption. With Turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, the reader watches, heart in throat, as this teenage girl struggles to become her own hero—and in the process, becomes ours as well. -

For more information or to purchase this book click HERE

Friday, March 15, 2019

Irish Soda Bread on Repeat

This recipe is so good..I had to share it again!!!!

Thank Heaven for Mrs. Mullen.  First she brought us meatballs in the crock pot and now her famous (it has been published!) Irish Soda Bread recipe, just in time for St. Patrick's day.  Enjoy!!!!

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Ann Marie Mullen's Irish Soda Bread

5 cups all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons each salt and baking soda
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
2 1/4 cups raisins
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups buttermilk


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans.
  3. Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Add raisins and mix well.
  5. Melt butter or margarine, let cool.
  6. Beat eggs with whisk, add buttermilk, and melted butter.  mix well.
  7. Add to flour mixture. mix well.
  8. Put into 2 loaf pans.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes.