city mouse, country mouse

So much good stuff to share, I couldn’t wait till Monday!

I’ve been thrilled to discover that children’s clothing is so much more stylish now than when I was shopping for Chelsea and Conor back in the day. And CHaLK nyc is a perfect example of how far things have come.

CHaLK nyc is the creation of New York-based designer Colleen Crivello, who was looking to create a premium kidswear brand that would combine “edgy effortless style with chic details, fusing a downtown vibe with luxury clothing.”

The collection, geared for kids ages two and up, incorporates materials and detailing not often found in children’s wear. These pieces are the ultimate in cool – from slouchy tees and trousers to aluminum textile jackets – and would make awesome gifts too.

CHaLK nyc is offering my readers 15% off this weekend only – I plan on buying Noah this:

chalk nycSimply enter the promo code “momsrock15” at checkout.

I also wanted to invite you to check out my latest story on Go Mighty. I will soon be embarking on a bicycle trip around the island of Manhattan – #43 on my Mighty Life List, if you’re keeping track. I’ll be sharing all the details of the ride on Go Mighty, and documenting the whole thing on Instagram (of course).

I hope you’ll follow along, and wish me luck! I’m a little nervous, but mostly excited!

And in local news……

I’m so flattered to be featured on a new-to-me site called “Busy Busy Happy“. It’s a go-to resource for newly transplanted suburbanites, and I’m in this month’s “Suburban Spotlight“. Answering the interview questions was actually a really good exercise for me. If you’ve been following my blog, you know: a) how much I LOVE New York City, and b) that I spend as much free time there as humanly possible.

But, at the end of the day (literally and figuratively) I’m a suburban gal, and it was good for me to remind myself of all the lovely benefits of living here – in my town specifically and in Westchester overall. Take a look and see the “burbs” side of me! 

And speaking of – I had the chance to partake in a really fun (and delicious) local event last night that I highly recommend you get yourself to, if you can!

Chef Eric Korn of Good Life Gourmet (you may remember him from this post) gathered up some of Westchester’s most talented and innovative chefs for a 3-week “Top Chef” style competition. The “Golden Knives Challenge” pairs two chefs per night, each serving an appetizer, main course and dessert. You vote for your “top” chef, who then moves on to the next level.

golden knives challenge

The event is being held in the beautiful Lodge at Hudson Harbor, steps away from the Tarrytown Metro North Station and overlooking the Hudson River. I enjoyed the amazing food served up by Chef Korn himself, alongside Sean Corcoran of Peekskill Brewery (who poured the best beer I’ve ever had).

Dishes included a roasted beet salad with sorrel and pistachios, lamb braised with red wine and spring vegetables, and a yogurt cake with vanilla honey (!!), whipped cream and fresh berries.

golden knives challenge

This great, local event runs on select nights through May 23rd. For more info, check out the Good Life Gourmet web site or the Golden Knives Challenge Facebook page. You can also read a full review (with video!) from my talented friend Liz.

I told you this was too good to keep! I hope you’re having a great weekend, and a lovely Mother’s Day too. Weather permitting, we’ll be at the New York Botanical Garden, followed by dinner here.

You know, keeping it local…..

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