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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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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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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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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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Mother’s Day has grown to be one of my favorite holidays. As mothers, we are always giving to other people- our kids; our spouses; our extended families; our jobs. It’s nice to have a day where we get shown some appreciation and TLC in return! While I honestly don’t actually need […]

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Sheri Levine- Art Consultant

Sheri Levine and I met over ten years ago when introduced by a mutual friend. Sheri is a New York based Art Consultant, and having grown up in and around the art world – Sheri has an amazing eye for- and appreciation of- art, in all its forms. I bought my first piece of art […]

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Desert Island Essentials

Every March during the kids’ Spring school break, the entire family is craving some sun and sand, and the Caribbean tends to be our destination of choice. With the holidays behind and the school year in full swing, it’s the right time to relax and recharge. As the proverbial slave to fashion – my favorite […]

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My Favorite Stationery

I love having my personal effects monogrammed – especially when it comes to stationery. I think I have my father to thank for this. As a little girl, I remember he would buy my sister and I notepads with our names on them. It was mine – and seemed to carry an extra intimacy and […]

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