Everyone uses Evite, including me, but there are so many things about that really bother me. Sometimes invitations inexplicably go straight into the trash folder. There are so many garish, obtrusive ads on the site and on the invitation itself. I find the interface really annoying in general. I decided to look into other online invitation sites, to weigh their pros and cons, and found some pretty decent alternatives. Each of the three companies below offer free designs and a much better user experience. There’s … [Read more...] about On the Hunt For Better Online Invitations
This post was brought to you by Scarsdale Medical Group. Now that warm weather is (slowly) approaching, we are all eager to take advantage of warmer temps and get active outside. "Whether you're heading out for a run or a round of golf, it's important to be very mindful of your foot health," says podiatrist Dr. Michelle Castiello of Scarsdale Medical Group. Her goal as a podiatrist is to keep her patients, who range from 2 to 92 (and older), as active as possible for as long as possible. Be Prepared As … [Read more...] about Keep Your Feet Healthy This Spring
Actor Andrew McCarthy stole my heart trying to woo Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink when I was 11-years-old. I fell deeper after watching his other hits: "Less Than Zero," "St. Elmo's Fire," and "Weekend at Bernie's." Well, the eighties heartthrob is speaking in Westchester this week. It turns out McCarthy has done so much since those eighties flicks; he directed the hit series Orange is the New Black and Blacklist. He even serves as editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler. And he's just written his first … [Read more...] about Remember This 80s Movie Dreamboat?
When people hear that Rye Brook doesn’t have a proper village, they sometimes wrinkle their nose. Here’s why they shouldn’t: the Rye Ridge Shopping Center packs more in its bricked-retail storefronts than most other villages in Westchester. “It just exploded,” says Lisa Teich, a broker at Houlihan Lawrence in Rye, who takes advantage of all that it offers. “There’s a Balducci’s grocery store, gyms, restaurants, a smoothie spot. We have everything, and that’s drawing people here.” She’s right. As someone who lives … [Read more...] about What It’s Like to Live in Rye Brook
Working on writing picture books myself, I tend to gravitate toward books that incorporate humor and heart -- stories that have light-hearted moments but leave children (and us!) with a relatable message and reason to come back. Here are a few favorite new picture books you may want to make room on the shelf for (or just add “build another shelf” to your spring cleaning to-do list). XO, OX: A Love Story by Adam Rex (Ages 4-8) Dear Gazelle, For some time now I have wanted to write a letter to say how much I admire … [Read more...] about 5 New Picture Books Every Kid Should Read
We were facing one of those weeks -- upcoming days of work deadlines, after-school events and other chores that were going to make it hard to get dinner on the table most nights. I thought about resorting to a meal delivery service like The Munchery (which we’ve reviewed in the past), but the kids tend not to like those types of meals -- too gourmet, filled with unfamiliar ingredients. It seemed like the perfect time to try Nurture Life, a meal-delivery service for kids that I’d read about in Martha Stewart. They had … [Read more...] about Dinner’s Ready, and It’s on the Doorstep