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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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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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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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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48 Hours in Barcelona

My Husband and I went to Barcelona over President’s Day weekend. My step daughter is studying there for the semester (charmed life?!) and she really wanted us to visit. We’d both never been to Spain before and had heard from many friends what a great destination Barcelona is. We enjoyed a great trip with our […]

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Greek Lunch Spots in NYC

In Manhattan, especially in Midtown, there are some great options for a healthy, reasonably priced lunch at the growing number of upscale Greek restaurants in the area. While some of these spots boast expense-account busting prices for their Dinner menu, many of the places below offer very accessible prix fixe lunch menus with fish and […]

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Nomad Roundup Part 2

If you checked out the blog earlier this week, you may have seen my Nomad roundup – also seen here.  As Nomad has evolved, so has the food scene! A few years ago, I would have been unable to come up with 10 worthy restaurants of note in my beloved Madison Square Park/Flatiron area that […]

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Nomad Roundup Part 1

The area known as Nomad (North of Madison Square Park) is my home turf and very near and dear to my heart. I got married in an event space at 200 Fifth Avenue which is now occupied by Eataly (first dance was right about where the pasta is sold!) and Dave and I always had […]

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Rome Round Up

Having just enjoyed three days in the capital of the British Empire, we made the 2+ hour flight southeast to the seat of the ancient, mighty Roman Empire. Roma. Rome. My husband and I were in Venice in 2015, and I couldn’t wait to return to the glorious country of Italy. The sites, the food, […]

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