favor- “ette” friday: run for congo women

favor- "ette" friday: run for congo women

September 30th, 2011

Last Saturday I participated in the New York Run for Congo Women. The run was founded by a woman named Lisa Shannon: “In 2005, Lisa Shannon changed her life when she heard Women for Women International Founder and CEO Zainab Salbi speak about the crises facing women in DR Congo in an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. […]

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modern love

modern love

September 29th, 2011

Last Thursday brought yet more rain – and though I was saving this trip for when the weather got colder, I was just as happy to get up there sooner. Dia Beacon is a contemporary art museum housed in the former Nabisco box printing factory. It was built in 1929 and is considered an outstanding example of […]

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a year in my garden: september

a year in my garden: september

September 26th, 2011

I was chatting with a colleague last week, who said that he couldn’t wait for fall to come and kill off all the mistakes he made this year. I know just how he feels. September in the garden is definitely a time of reckoning. It’s just a little too soon to start cutting plants back and putting the […]

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favor- “ette” friday: saipua

favor- "ette" friday: saipua

September 23rd, 2011

I love this place. And so will you. Saipua (Finnish for “soap”) has been making beautiful, hand-made soaps and candles since 1999. The soaps are made from the highest quality ingredients – food-grade oils, butters and fresh herbs – and have been a favorite of mine for years. As they are wrapped in unusual, lovely papers […]

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summer’s over, part four: melon sorbet

summer's over, part four: melon sorbet

September 21st, 2011

This is officially the last week of summer – and so I thought it was only fitting to end this series with dessert. This sorbet has been a staple in my home for as long as I can remember. It is ridiculously easy, can be done days in advance and is quite forgiving of a […]

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beach boy

beach boy

September 19th, 2011

I knew exactly where our next “Mommy and Noah” destination would be when Noah pointed to a picture of the ocean in one of his books and said “sand box!”. It was time to go to the beach. I’ve found that most people fall into one of two categories – they’re either beach people or […]

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favor- “ette” friday: bag in a bag (and a special offer!)

favor- "ette" friday: bag in a bag (and a special offer!)

September 16th, 2011

Like many of you out there, I have a bit of a bag obsession – always in search of that elusive “perfect one”, and constantly switching bags depending on my outfit, the weather, my mood, etc. I also seem to think that I live a life where all of my essentials can fit into a cute […]

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tick tock

tick tock

September 15th, 2011

Last week, ala S.J.P. in the trailer for “I Don’t Know How She Does It”,  I was lying in bed making the “list” when it hit me. This is Noah’s last year as a part-time school kid. Next year he’ll be in school five days a week, and from there it’s just a hop skip and jump till […]

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summer’s over, part three: corn tangy in their jackets

corn tangy in their jackets

September 12th, 2011

The essence of summer cooking is taking the freshest ingredients, with minimal fussing, and serving them barely adorned to let their true flavors shine through. This recipe is NOT that. No – this recipe takes sweet summer corn, removes it from the cob and cooks it with butter, copious amounts of cheddar cheese and even (gasp!) mayonnaise. […]

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favor- “ette” friday: blik

favor- "ette" friday: blik

September 9th, 2011

WARNING: Do NOT click on the link below unless you have time on your hands. Seriously. Shortly after we completed our addition I found out that I was pregnant with Noah. So I found myself with two new rooms that needed some accessorizing – our new family room/my office and a soon-to-be nursery. I was also in the […]

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