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nyc-etc: with cjb 2013

nyc-etc: with cjb 2013

January 2nd, 2014

Since Chelsea started college we’ve had a little tradition of spending a special day in the city at holiday time. Always included are a walk through Central Park and a look at the store windows along Fifth Avenue. But last year I wanted to do things a little differently. I wanted a marathon experience – […]

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nyc-etc: renegade craft fair

emily jeffords

July 5th, 2013

You may recall last year a quick visit to the Renegade Craft Fair in Williamsburg. We tacked it onto a Brooklyn Flea run, and by the time we got there it was hot as blazes. We managed to take a decent look though, and made note to come back this year. Well, it was hot as […]

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nyc-etc: it’s about the journey…

roosevelt island tram, new york city

May 27th, 2013

Chelsea’s spring break was coming to an end, and I was in the mood for an adventure – something along the lines of a how-much-can-I-cram-into-one-day excursion. There would be some fun food (of course), a little culture, and something brand new. One of my fondest childhood memories was a day spent in the city with […]

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couple of things

lilacs

May 24th, 2013

I do love sharing my favorite links from the web with you each month! Are you as excited as I am about the return of “Arrested Development” this weekend? Here’s something to tide you over till then. These little DIY bowls are completely charming, and so easy even I could make them! I have MAJOR […]

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nyc-etc: dun-well doughnuts

nyc-etc: dun-well doughnuts

February 25th, 2013

In last week’s “blogiversary” post, I wrote about doing more regularly scheduled features in the coming year. And while I’ve written – often – about my latest NYC “finds”, the posts themselves have been a bit sporadic. They’ve been some of my very favorites to write, so I’ve decided to turn them into a monthly […]

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another one rides the bus

new york transit museum

November 14th, 2012

Do you ever get a thought stuck in your head about something –  a movie, restaurant, vacation spot – based solely on a random opinion you heard? You know what I mean; I do this all the time. And then Mike will say to me, “want to go to (fill in the blank)?” And I’ll […]

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brooklyn bound: DUMBO arts festival

DUMBO arts festival

October 4th, 2012

DUMBO has quickly become one of my very favorite places to spend the day – and our time at the DUMBO Arts Festival last weekend is yet another reason why. DUMBO  (which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)  is way cool, with so much to do – especially for families. There are great […]

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a bakery, a bridge and a birthday

chelsea's 21st birthday, brooklyn bridge

June 17th, 2012

Sometime in March: Me: So Chels, your 21st birthday is coming up – how should we celebrate? Chelsea: You mean, other than THE CAKE? Me: Yes. Chels: I don’t know – how about drinks and desserts in the city? Okay – I could do this. I’d gather her good friends at a cute dessert place, followed by drinks […]

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me. myself. and i.

me. myself. and i.

May 9th, 2012

A while back I read a post by one of my favorite bloggers, Sharon (who I got to meet at this dinner!). She wrote about her yearly weekend away. Alone. No kids. No husband. I finished reading and then just sort of stared off for a while, thinking. Thinking about what I would do with […]

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favor- “ette”: liddabit sweets

liddabit sweets

April 4th, 2012

Repeat after me: Bourbon. Coffee. Bacon. Caramel. Popcorn. While these are five most excellent ingredients all on their own, they also happen to come together in the amazing kitchen of Liddabit Sweets (in – what else? – their Bourbon-Coffee-Bacon Caramel Corn, of course). My sweet tooth has been well-documented on this blog, and Liddabit Sweets is […]

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