Sara Claire & Esther at Madame Paulette’s

Tulips & Pansies the Headdress Affair is held each year by VillageCare to raise money for people in the New York City area living with AIDS/HIV. The judges this year were Beth Broderick ( known best for her role as Aunt Zelda on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch), Michael Musto (columnist for the village voice), Daphne … Continue reading

Finding My Beauty and Bliss in NYC

Stanton Social’s owner Chris Santos has a new hot spot on our radar. If you haven’t headed downtown in a while make a trip to Beauty and Essex, a new gem in the Lower East Side. At first glance it looks as if you are entering an old pawnshop complete with vintage guitars and rock-and-roll … Continue reading

Jefferson Vineyards

Living in a bustling urban city and working in a fast paced career inspires me to take vacationing seriously. In each new place I visit, if I find a vineyard nearby, I immediately work a tour into the trip. This past Christmas a journey to Monticello prompted a snow-covered visit to explore the Jefferson Vineyards. … Continue reading

Sunday Brunch: Staying In – Cheese Strata

On a dreary rainy Sunday morning sometimes the best brunch is made from your very own kitchen. The cheese strata is a perfect option to enjoy with the Sunday morning Journal and a large cup of coffee. Plan on setting up this delectable treat the night before or plan for an early rise and late … Continue reading