Insurgent Movie Review

Bar Mitzvah on a Budget

Hot Topics: I'm what you would call a b’nai mitzvah warrior. I successfully planned my daughter’s special day nearly three years ago so thoroughly I even created a Google spreadsheet with contact numbers and prices of every single vendor we used for her bat mitzvah. Read more…

The Art of the Invitation

Gluten and Nut Free Birthday Cupcakes

Nutrition: I have published several recipes for gluten and nut free birthday cakes and cupcakes. All have been well tested and approved by many friends, family and even the editorial team at Bon Appétit magazine. However, when I serve cupcakes at my children’s birthday parties, or if I am asked to take them to school, I actually use a box mix. I am also very careful about cleaning my pans and using cupcake liners. Read more…

A Guide To Great Facials

Hot Topics: When it comes to skin care, it’s a beauty jungle out there. With such a wide spectrum of products that promise to cleanse, lift, exfoliate and hydrate the skin, many seekers of a smooth complexion are left wondering: Is it better to DIY, or do professional spa facials still have great benefits? Read more…

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center

Travel: When I was a denizen of Yorktown Heights, I must have passed Hilltop Hanover Farm hundreds of times. And honestly, it is one of the most beautiful farms I’ve ever seen. While a picturesque locale could be enough reason for me to stop, I learned last year that the farm has a lot more to offer. Read more…

Spring Allergies or a Common Cold?

Health: While spring usually means warm weather, chirping birds and rebirth of nature, it is also the silent reminder that the allergy and common cold season is also approaching. Read more…

Let's Get Organized

Hot Topics: When it comes to de-cluttering it seems like a never-ending task. After a big move, a lifestyle change or family addition, we are always surrounded by stuff we need to sort out. Experts say the warmer months can be a perfect time for a cleanup. “Absolutely! It’s rejuvenating and it’s a wonderful time to clean out and go through items,” says Leslie Josel of Order Out of Chaos. Read more…

Cinderella Movie Review

A Girl Like Her Movie Review

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