Creating Your Bar

Jennifer Eisenstadt is a decorator based in Brooklyn, NY. She adorned my NYC apartment almost ten years ago, and I still walk in every day in awe of where I live. She has also been tweaking my summer house every year, adding touches and upgrades with her discriminating taste. Jenny definitely has “the eye,” mixing […]

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Stephanie Gottlieb – Private Jeweler

Stephanie Gottlieb is a private jeweler based in NYC. I first profiled her in July of last year here. At the time she was running a robust business with an Instagram account boasting almost 44k followers. In just 12 short months Stephanie has managed to expand her business astronomically. Visit Stephanie’s Instagram page now and you’ll find her account has […]

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NYC Bakeries

NYC Bakeries There are very few things that one can’t find in the ever-bustling city of New York; and for those of us who have sweet tooth’s to satisfy, the sky is the limit in NYC. My sister (who is somewhat of a bakery connoisseur) has weighed in with her favorites, many of which are […]

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Day to Night Dressing

When I broke into the Finance industry years ago, dress code requirements were radically different than they are now. Women were more or less required to wear suits, which were typically not comfortable, nor chic. But trends and cultural norms shift overtime (thank goodness!), and nowadays, some pieces that would have been considered far too […]

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Julia Samton MD

One of the many benefits of starting FO40 has been the opportunity to meet some really exceptional people. Dr. Julia Samton is high on this list. Introduced by a mutual friend who knew we both were interested in meditation, I have gotten to know Julia and her transformative work. Read on to learn more about Julia […]

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Things to do in NYC this Month

In the summertime when the weather is hot You can stretch right up and touch the sky “In the Summertime” Mungo Jerry It’s finally here. Having lost most of Spring to the never ending rains of May and June, “the hap, happiest season of all” has arrived with the glory of warm breezy mornings and […]

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Alexandra Janelli, Owner Modrn Sanctuary

Alexandra Janelli is a certified Hypnotherapist and Life Coach. She also is the owner of Modrn Sanctuary in Manhattan. Alexandra exudes energy and is an amazingly attentive listener. After spending 20 minutes with her, I felt she really “got me.” Read on for my Q&A with Alexandra- I have a feeling you’ll be web-surfing to Modrn […]

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Where I’m Eating Now

One of the many great aspects of Manhattan is the constant pipeline of great new restaurants. One of the challenges is finding the time to try them all without abandoning your neighborhood or work-dinner faves. High class problem for sure!  Here’s five relatively newcomers to the NYC culinary scene that are worth the visit. And […]

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Sclarandis Shoes

Sarah Sclarandis has loved shoes all of her life, and after many years in the shoe business now has her own shoe line. Read about her journey, and her beyond fabulous shoes in my Q&A Below!   FO40: Sarah, what is the inspiration behind Sclarandis? Sarah Sclarandis: I have been dreaming about shoes since I […]

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Deirdre Kloh- Personal Chef

If you love good food as much as I, Deirdre Kloh is a chef you need to know. I was introduced to Deidre by a friend for whom she was cooking (on Sundays) and dropping off meals for the week. With two young kids at home, I thought- what a genius solution for my family! […]

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