As Brooke always says about this time of year, “Fall is when Westchester really shines.” And it’s true – we’re situated in swaths of gorgeous greenery, soon to become a panorama of brilliant colors and textures. Add to that all the farms in our area, producing fresh, seasonal produce, and Westchester truly is the best place to enjoy the fall. Here are some of our favorite activities. Stone Barns If you haven’t visited Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills recently, fall is a great time to go. Not only is it less … [Read more...] about 5 Classic Fall Activities Around Westchester
If you're a fan of Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, then mark your calendar for the Rivertown Public Market, a free local food festival happening this weekend. Opening this Saturday on the banks of the Hudson in Dobbs Ferry, the pop-up market will feature local culinary favorites like The Cookery's Dave Dibari, who may be Westchester's top chef, as well as plates from the always-delicious Harper's, Bread & Brine, Boro6, among others. And if your mouth isn't watering yet, think: pulled pork, lobster rolls, burgers, … [Read more...] about Rivertown Public Market This Saturday
While on vacation with another family this summer, my friend broke out some toys to occupy the kids at dinner that I haven’t seen in a long time – Fashion Plates and Simon. And it turns out that these toys still got it. They kept my kids so busy that I had to buy it for ourselves when we got back home. Which got me to thinking about other toys and games from my childhood that the kids might enjoy. I may start making my Christmas list early this year… … [Read more...] about What Are Your Favorite Throwback Toys?
A friend of mine mentioned she was going to the immersive experience, 29Rooms, in Brooklyn this weekend, and after some research, I'm dying to go. In its fourth year, the show offers up 29 rooms for you to walk through, each one designed by a different artist and over the top in its expression: lights, colors, textures, sounds. It's creativity on crack. Read about the celebrities who walked the red carpet on opening night. The New York Times calls it a "playhouse for the Instagram set," and writes: "This year’s … [Read more...] about Have You Heard of 29Rooms in Brooklyn?
Have you heard of Baby Foot Peel? It's apparently been wildly popular for a couple of years now, but I only learned of this summer, after someone recommended it to me as an effective yet safe way to remove the calluses on your feet. I googled Baby Foot peel and couldn't believe the images that came up. They were disgusting, yet fascinating. And inspiring. All you do, supposedly, is wear booties with gel in them for about an hour, wash off the gel, wait a few days, then watch as an entire layer of skin peels right … [Read more...] about Trying Out Baby Foot Peel
Last year, Nancy wrote about easy ways to spruce up school lunch. With so many of brainstorming lunch these days, we decided to republish her super helpful post. (I bought a few of her product suggestions, and I still use everything she recommended, including the joke book -- the best!) See her ideas below. Also, for a list of really great school lunch ideas, I've been referring to 100 Days of Real Food's awesome list. That is one creative mom; she does so much with leftovers. Jigsaw Puzzle Sandwich Cutter There … [Read more...] about Packing the Perfect Lunch Box