new york city

kicking it old school, part two – central park zoo

Central Park Zoo

July 16th, 2012

Of all the wonderful zoos in New York, I’m definitely “Team Central Park”. Ever since my first visit to the Central Park Zoo – when Chelsea was just a baby – I’ve been hooked. I love the architecture and overall design, the manageable size and layout, and the fact that when you leave the zoo you […]


here we are now, going to the west side

bethesda terrace, central park

June 23rd, 2012

With a gorgeous day in the forecast (and Chelsea and my parents along for the ride), I decided to explore the Upper West Side  – a  part of the city I rarely visit. First stop was the new Illumination Lawn at Lincoln Center. Illumination Lawn  is actually the sloping “green roof” of a restaurant, and part […]



scandinavia house

April 12th, 2012

One of the nicest surprises about raising Noah now (versus when Chelsea and Conor were little), is the vastly improved design of most things baby-related. There are so many more options for beautifully designed, well-made furnishings, toys, books and equipment to choose from – especially in the area of contemporary design. So imagine my delight in discovering the […]


it’s times like these

scholastic book store, soho

March 15th, 2012

This was one of those days that, at the end, snuck up on me. My plan was for us to spend the day in Soho – the morning at the Scholastic Bookstore, with story time and a little browsing. We’d stop for lunch along the way and finish up at the Fire Truck Museum. I had never […]


“it noah’s turn”

city treehouse

March 5th, 2012

In thinking about my recent trips with Noah, 2 things came to mind: 1. He is so flexible and accommodating – this kid is game for just about anything. 2. There was a preponderance of activities that were decidedly “adult”. One of Noah’s favorite expressions of late is “it Noah’s turn”. And I realized, yes, […]


a (european) morning in the west village

a (european) morning in the west village

February 6th, 2012

Chelsea came home this week after spending a month studying in Paris. She had a few days before going back to school so I wanted to plan some special outings with her. It’s kind of hard completely impossible to top Paris, but I knew she’d enjoy spending time in the city. So I got out “the list”. Have I […]


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 […]