Just for Kicks!

Because we all need to laugh…

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Amazing Art: Alberto Seveso

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One look and I was hooked. The liquid photography created by Italian-born Alberto Seveso is absolutely gorgeous. He achieves this visual phenomenon with a technique of mixing ink with metallic powders and suspending them in liquid. I’ll take one in every color.  

Great Read: The Happiness Project

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While it sounds like an overstatement, I can confidently say that The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin made me think more about my life and how I live it than any book I have read in the last ten years. This book was a best seller 5 years ago, but I somehow missed it when it… read more

Summer Inspiration

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It’s hard to believe summer is halfway over. Say it ain’t so! Summer is without a doubt my favorite season in the Northeast. I want to soak up every minute of it until it’s over.  

Summer Style: Hat Attack

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No better way to beat the heat than by throwing on a chic hat. I love that hats have come back in style recently. After buying two hats and wearing one each day on our recent trip I am totally sold. My face got very little sun and I rarely found myself squinting when I… read more

Summer Special: Favorite Sunscreen

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I often get asked what sunscreen I prefer for myself and the kids. I found this La Roche-Posay sunscreen at CVS and it was buy one, get the second half off. It rubs on smoothly, doesn’t turn your skin white (a major pet-peeve of mine is looking like a ghost once I’ve added my spf),… read more

Master Bath Redo

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In our new home we have a decade worth of work to do. Redoing our master bathroom wasn’t in the 2 year plan, but when we sprung a leak that was threatening to ruin our living room we had to act fast. You can see from the photos that the before and after are night… read more

Great Read: The Nightingale

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I’ve read my fair share of World War II novels, but Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale tells the story from a very different angle. In this novel that follows the lives of two French sisters over the span of two decades the reader sees what it was like to be a non-Jewish French woman living during the… read more

Fashion: Classic Style

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I was recently out to dinner and saw a beautiful woman dining with her husband and grown children. I was smitten with her sense of style and commented to a friend that she looked chic, classic, and age appropriate. I know I am often guilty of buying pieces that are trendy  and “of the moment”…. read more

Beautiful Home: Jay Jeffers in St. Helena

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It’s a beautiful summer day in Connecticut. The kind of day where you can be outdoors all day long. I think this St. Helena home designed by Jay Jeffers would be the ideal place to spend some time this summer. The rustic barn and well-manicured pool area present a perfect juxtaposition. Every room inside the home is polished… read more