Going on Vacation, Stress free Packing!

While I love vacations, the stress of packing usually takes away from the anticipation of the journey. How to pack, what to pack, what if it’s colder or warmer than expected? When I fly, I worry about the luggage checks, I spend all of my time organizing my suitcase (and my children’s when they were […]

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Layering – Not Just for Clothes

I would say the feeling hits during early November when I look at the left-over pumpkins with new eyes. Halloween is over, but it feels like it’s time to harvest inside instead of outside. It could start with a pumpkin, an ear of corn, fresh tomatoes found at a local market or maybe even in […]

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An Afternoon Escape

A beautiful fall weekend with nothing to do; sometimes the answer is in your own backyard. I had never heard of Chihuly before and had no idea if it was a person, place or thing.   I also live about half an hour from the New York Botanical Garden and had never been there before. […]

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Fall getaways, love them! Especially in the Adirondacks.

Lake George in itself is about as picturesque as you could imagine; the Sagamore in Lake George takes it to a whole new level. From the moment you drive up to the historical building, old-world charm greets you.  If you’ve ever seen the movie, Somewhere in Time with Jane Seymour, that’s what this hotel reminds […]

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Traveling in style…

Traveling in style…….  comfortable dress, scarf, light-weight tote! Love London, particularly Hampstead Village, but on a day of sightseeing, with uncertain weather, followed by dinner with no time to go back to the hotel, what you’re wearing and carrying can make all the difference. Forever the reluctant traveler, I have learned that fashion can play […]

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Red Sea Glass

Red Sea Glass ‘No guilt intended, but this may be one of our last family vacations’, that’s what I said to my teenage kids when they came down to the pool the first day of our vacation and said they were bored. Needless to say, that did not go over very well and probably made […]

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