Things We Love: Teaspressa Champagne Cocktail Kit

The Teaspressa Instant Champagne Cocktail Kit is the fastest way to elevate your glass of Prosecco or Champagne. The Teaspressa Instant Champagne Cocktail kit is an easy way to impress your guests with a 1-step upgrade to the simple glass of champagne. These sugar cubes are infused with flavor essence, elements of fruit and/or petals. […]

Things We Love: Mata Traders

I started buying Mata Traders clothing a decade ago. I lived in Madison, Wisconsin for almost two decades. State Street is the main pedestrian and bus street that connects the Wisconsin Capitol to the University of Wisconsin. I walked up and down State Street all through college and law school. I could not help but […]

Collecting: Classic Martha Stewart Books

Martha Stewart is making a huge comeback, and we are having a renaissance with her classic, really the original, how to and DIY books Sometimes I stop and think about how I learned how to do what I think of as really basic things, but have friends who are intimidated to try themselves. Maybe they […]

Things We Love: SkinMedica Skin Care

Looking for some serious skin care products to prevent signs of agin and improve your glow? These products are outstanding. Members of my family were blessed with great skin. My Grandma Schmidlkofer had the most beautiful skin, soft, smooth, flawless. Fortunately, I inherited most of her genes and her great skin. I have had to […]

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Things We Love: Hand Painted Tea Glasses

Special hand painted tea glasses will bring joy to any table. In Morocco and Turkey they serve hot mint tea in the afternoon in these beautiful hand painted glasses. When I saw these on Anthropologie I was transported to Venice, Italy where colorful Murano glass is everywhere. This special set of hand painted tea glasses […]

Things We Love: Tutto Bene Beach Tote

A handmade, natural jute, beach tote that will bring joy all summer long. I know it’s early to be thinking or dreaming about hot weather and the beach. But with the current weather forecast rain or snow every week I need something to look forward to. I am also hopeful that we be able to […]

Things We Love: Obé & Online Fitness

Obé and Beachbody — Our top picks for the best online fitness classes. Online fitness is here to stay. Nearly a year ago when we were locked down I started trying online classes. Liz has also done her share of trials. Hands down it’s the community created by these online fitness classes that keeps us […]

Kyle Baumann’s Easy Weeknight Pad Thai Noodles

Try this delicious pad thai noodle recipe at home for something comforting and delicious Ramen, Pho, Soba, Rice, etc. The continued ascent in popularity for these soul-satisfying one-bowl meals is not surprising. What’s not to like? A bowl of flavorful, piping hot, rich, highly-seasoned, and complex broth with accompanying ingredients limited only to one’s taste will […]

Collections: Red Carved Hearts

One of my favorite possessions is a collection of hand carved red hearts When I first met my husband, he started a new tradition our first year together. Each Christmas he carves a red heart for me from a piece of wood that has a story. He carves our initials, the year and it is […]

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Flower Bulbs for Every Season

Flowering bulbs offer beautiful indoor blooms all year long. One thing I have learned from the endless months of pandemic is that nature has no awareness of our plight. Nothing offers hope and anticipation as bulbs appearing magically in your garden or pot or glass bowl all year long. Right now they are at reduced […]

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Things We Love: Bala Bangles

Sleek and cool the Bala bracelet weights are everything and then some. As the time at home has increased, so has my time working out. With that my collection of workout equipment has continues to grow. Fitness bands, yoga straps, barre balls, light weights from 2 to 10 lbs. slowly get added to my collection. […]

Getaways: The Berkshires

When you live in NYC and you want to getaway, there are a few areas locals tend to go in the summer and winter. In the winter, the Berkshires makes the most sense as it’s also an easy driving distance for skiing.

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La Soeurette Guides: Window Treatments

Shopping for window treatments like roman shades can be easy if you work with a great company like The Shade Store. If this past year taught me anything it was spend my saved dollars on my home. As we will all admit we are spending more time at home than ever before. Raise you hand […]

Sips: Deep Eddy’s Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

Looking for a refreshing cocktail? Try Deep Eddy’s flavors! Years ago, Liz and her husband Shawn were in Key West enjoying spring break. A lifelong Fresca lover, Liz ordered a Deep Eddy’s Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka with soda. It was delicious. Since that vacation, Liz has tried several other Deep Eddy’s flavors, including orange, peach, […]