5 Tips for a Spooktacular Halloween Party

Halloween has become my official favorite holiday. For almost 10 years, my husband and I have been hosting a major Halloween party at our weekend house with our friends. We always have an activity or theme- one year a Tarot Card Reader; another we hired someone to conduct a séance; another a fantastic illusionist. This […]

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Sweater Weather

Although we are having an Indian Summer in the Northeast, technically it is sweater weather. I have an odd obsession with sweaters, I never feel that I have enough. I buy a lot of them, but I wear them all too! Fall sales will be starting in November- just in time to actually get some […]

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Helen Young

My mother has always been an inspiration in my life. As an Emmy award winning Journalist and Investigative Producer, my mother went to work every day while trying to raise two young daughters. She was a trailblazer in the news industry at a time when very few women were in that business, and can now […]

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Feeling Good all the Time

Modern life can at times feel like juggling a chainsaw, cat, and a bowling ball- all on fire. Keeping up at your job, taking care of the kids, having a fulfilling relationship, keeping the household in working order, finding time for extended family and friends, trying to stay fit- sometimes it feels there’s barely enough […]

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Hoop Dreams

The late, great author Mark Twain is said to have uttered the phrase “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” While I’m not entirely sure what he was trying to say, I do know that fashions and fads have a strange way of coming back into vogue. In my late teens/early 20s I remember […]

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Birthday Wishes 2017

Fall is right around the corner and so is my birthday! Rather than getting caught up in the slump of feeling yet another year older, I choose to focus on the best part of my birthday-being with friends and family, and celebrating another year in the greatest city on earth—NYC! By the time the weather […]

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The Universe has your Back

It is no surprise to those of you that know me that I am a lover of Self-Help books. I have been this way since a very young age. Although I also love to read about business- especially tales of entrepreneurs and how they’ve succeeded- the self-help genre is really my jam. If you go […]

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Fall Crush

Once we have kissed the summer goodbye on Labor Day, we immediately find ourselves met with rapidly dropping temperatures and immersed in our children’s jam-packed school schedules! But whether or not you’re a summer lover at heart, or a fall/winter enthusiast, I’m sure we all have one thing in common—an appreciation for fall fashion. We’ve […]

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Work-Life Balance

As the kids get ready to start a new school year, work-life balance again becomes high on the worry/stress/priority list. I have had a pretty demanding job on Wall Street for over 20 years and have (somehow!) managed to juggle my job and my children for the past 15 of them. How do you work, […]

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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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