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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London at Christmas- My Travel Diary

As a treat for our family this holiday season, my husband and I decided to dramatically dial down the usual Christmas gift-giving (both to each other as well as the kiddies’) in exchange for a family trip to London and Rome. While Santa still managed to find our place with a slimmed-down assortment of boxes […]

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FO40’s Eight-Step Winter Survival Guide

Admit it- you may have done a little (or a lot) of holiday partying this past season. Whether your indulgence was that 5th cocktail party (you know, the one with little crab cake hors d’oeurves), the school pageant and luncheon, the work dinner at the red-sauce Italian place your boss loves, or the Radio City […]

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So You Say You Want to Be a Blogger? FO40- A (half)Year in Review

Six months ago I launched FO40, as I saw a void in the online and social media world for fashion and lifestyle advice for women approaching and into their 40’s. The concept then morphed into reality, and FO40 has now featured over 50 articles, daily Instagram/Facebook posts, picked up over 1,400 wonderful Instagram followers, and […]

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Creating a Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table

I love to entertain and the most important thing to me is how my table looks. I know, I should be concerned with the food- but I leave that to the chef of the house, my husband. We have a running joke in my family that everyone has to compliment me on my table, otherwise […]

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