Wednesday, July 31, 2019

30 Day Water Challenge

Let's Do This....I am going to do the 30 Day Water Challenge during the month of August (8 glasses of 8oz each).  Who wants to do it with me?   Here are the benefits:

Here is a Link to print out your own chart....

Good Luck and Bottoms Up!!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

College Dorm Checklist

This was probably the most requested post for the past 6 months.....Here are my college dorm picks...I tried to find something for everyone and some must haves as well!!!

This is great for under the bed storage...

I love this Johathan Adler rug

My son swears by this pillow....

These seem to be the best hangers!!!

We just ordered this Dorm Tape....

This vacuum is perfect for dorm son has had his all 4 years!

A must for the top of the dresser...

We liked this fan the best...its very powerful and does not take up a lot of space

What a great idea for students living off campus or for a recent college grad!

Great looking storage boxes!!!

Candles cannot be burned in the dorm but this is a great alternative!

This trinket tray is so cute!!

A cool gel mattress topper is a must!!

And don't forget some cool wall blue

And pink...

Love this decorative box on a desk..

Don't forget an over the door mirror!

I received a bunch of requests for a safe...I really like this one....

We loved this headboard pillow!

This is a great looking storage ottoman!!

And so is this......

I saw this in a store in CT..such an adorable first aid kit!!!!

And don't forget a tool kit!

We are ordering this works with cool!!!!!

Lastly, do not move into any dorm without these...they make it so easy to pack and carrying things of all shapes and sizes!!!

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Book Club Monday!!

Are you ready for a thriller?  We have not had one for a while.  I went on Reece Witherspoon's book club picks and found today's book, There Is Something In The Water by Catherine Steadman.   According to Reece you are going to be captivated by this wild page turning ride!!!  Here is the story:

If you could make one simple choice that would change your life forever, would you?
Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water. . . .
Could the life of your dreams be the stuff of nightmares?
Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret. After all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events. . . .
Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave? -

For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Weekend Real Estate Stalking

This weekend's beautiful weather is the perfect time to introduce you to a gorgeous home with old world charm on the water right in Old Greenwich.  It has been featured on the Greenwich Garden Tour and Greenwich Magazine for its beauty.
At one time,  John Phillips of the Moma's and Papa's fame rented this house AND  Mick Jagger sunbathed on the seawall!  Did you know that Old Greenwich was voted the BEST place to raise a family with A+ schools?  For more information on this property please contact Christine Oleynick ASAP. This one of a kind treasure is sure to go fast!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

German Pancakes

My sister and her boys are visiting for the next couple of weeks.  My nephews LOVE to cook, especially here (not so much at their house!!!!! HA).  I found this recipe for German Pancakes, it is so easy and looked so good that I thought I would make it for them...but the secret is you have to use my special syrup to make it come out just right!!!  Bon Appetit!!!!

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6 Eggs
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Flour
1 tsp Vanilla
pinch of salt

Mix ingredients
Melt 2 tbs butter in the bottom of a 9X13 inch pan add mixture
Bake at 425 for apprx. 25 min

Special Sauce:
Melt 1 stick of butter on the stove
Dissolve in 1 cup of sugar
Turn off stove and mix in 1 cup of cream (I use fat free 1/2 & 1/2)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Does Your Grad Need Work Clothes?

With a whole new group of recent college graduates entering the workplace, J Hilburn has got you covered.   Why not treat your recent grad or twenty/thirty-something son to a custom work wardrobe.  Cynthia Hudson, a J Hilburn personal stylist will make an appointment with them, at their convenience and will take a few measurements, discuss their personal fit and style and help them develop a new working wardrobe.  Once the clothes are in, the fit is made to be perfect, if not, any adjustments will be made.  From then on, all future custom orders can easily be done online.  How simple is that?  Contact Cynthia for more information or to purchase a gift card which can be used at a later date.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

Book Club Monday

I have been waiting for this book to be published...The Expectations by Alexander Tilney.  I am going to let the summary speak for this page turning quick beach read....

St. James is an exclusive New England boarding school known for grooming generations of leaders. Ben Weeks is a true insider -- his ancestors helped found St. James, his older brother taught him all the slang, and he's just won a national championship in squash.

But after fourteen long years of waiting, Ben arrives at school only to find that the reality of St. James doesn't quite match up with his imaginings. At the same time, his new roommate, Ahmed Al-Khaled, the son of a fabulously wealthy Emirati sheik, can't navigate the unspoken rules of New England blue bloods. Even as Ben and Ahmed struggle to prove themselves in the place they have revered for so long, each of them must face losing it forever.

The Expectations is at once a finely drawn portrait of American privilege and a subtle exploration of class, race, and tradition. Above all, it is a tender, sharp, and evocative debut about the pain and treachery of adolescence, and the difficulty -- wherever one finds oneself -- of truly belonging. -

For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sidewalk Sales are not just for clothes and shoes!!!!!!

Our sponsor The Diet Center of Rye is holding their LARGEST sale of the year for 3 days next week...They are offering 20% all their programs and products, including their amazing protein bars.  If you have been thinking of joining, now is really the time to get started and shape up for less!!!!  Contact Judi Finch to start your losing plan today!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Patio Lighting Accessories...

I just added a few more LED lights to my patio.  I love this concept because they make such a huge impact for so little investment.  The following are my all time favorite inquire about anything featured below, contact Mari Lou of Patdo Lighting!!!

These tall lanterns are perfect. I like them on either side of a door frame or by and outdoor sofa or even on a table as shown below!!!

How cute are these little lamps?  They come in all different colors and really give off a lot of light...I love mine by my grill!!!

Do you remember these small LED lanterns from last year...they are still going strong and friends tell me they think they keep the bugs away!!!!!  PS Do you see my little orange lamp in the back ground??!?!!!??

This Italian floor lamp is my absolute favorite...Sadly I borrowed this from Patdo but it is on my all time wish list...

Mari-Lou told me these ceiling fans are HER all time favorite outdoor accessory.  I wish I had a covered space for one...they are so sleek looking...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Jagged Little Pill Broadway

Time to announce our November show...Jagged Little Pill!!!!  We have a block of tickets for Tuesday, November 19th at 8:00 pm in the mezzanine for $130 each...Email me to save your spot!!!

Inspired by the themes and emotions of Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, JAGGED LITTLE PILL is “a big-hearted musical that breaks the mold” (The New York Times), directed by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), with an “urgent and wickedly funny” (The Boston Globe) book by Academy Award® winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully).
The Healys are a picture-perfect family — but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them. Featuring Morissette’s iconic songs including “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” plus brand-new songs written for the show, JAGGED LITTLE PILL comes to the stage with music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and choreography by Olivier Award winner and frequent BeyoncĂ© collaborator Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Home Goods Re-Cap

I ran into Home Goods (the Port Chester location) tonight quickly with my son to grab a few things for his senior year (!!!!) college house....I think right now it is a very transitional time for the store.  They are trying to get rid of outdoor living and move into holiday...I did find a bunch of cute things...more odds and ends but now is the time to find them, esp since a ton of things were marked down.... 

These little mirrored chrome cocktail tables were perfect!!!

These copper and turquoise lanterns stopped me in my tracks!!!

They had so many decorative boxes.  I really liked this mother of pearl pair!!!

Now is the time to stock up for dorm rooms..there were so many containers, desk accessories, throw pillows, novelty string lights...its worth a look!!!

This rattan stool was calling me....I should have taken it home!!!

 Such a great shape for this leather chair...

I was also tempted by these pagoda looking side tables!!!  Great prices BTW.

 This linen bench with gold accents would be perfect in front of a fireplace or at the foot of a bed...

It was hard to pass up this blue and white garden stool and it was only $39!!!!

There were still a bunch of baskets for summer storage around the patio, cabana, pool house or even boat...

And finally I fell in LOVE with these Rachael Zoe feather lamps...

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Weekend Real Estate Stalking

I love today's Weekend Real Estate Stalking Mediterranean colonial in Weston, Ct.  It is so majestic looking.  The open spaces, and high ceilings make it perfect for entertaining.  The stone patio area is an excellent example of bringing the indoors out, to make a comfortable outdoor living area.  Plus just steps away from the manicured yard are 42!!! miles of incredible hiking trails!!  Lastly, I had to add one of my favorite parts of this home...the theater...FABULOUS!!!  For more information, Contact Christine Oleynick...

Photos by Larry Nardi of Grandview Multimedia