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Earlier today at the MET … #tsllnyc #charlesjames  (at Metropolitan Musueum Of Art)
Yet another vantage point from my favorite spot in Central Park - Bow Bridge #tsllnyc #thelake  (at Bow Bridge, Central Park)
Late morning walk strolling through Central Park. #tsllnyc  (at Shakespeare Garden, Central Park)

Why Not … Be Extra Prepared?

16 ways to get you out of any sticky situation{Why Not … Be Extra Prepared?}

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When life runs smoothly, it is a very sweet ride. But when hiccups occur – a flat tire while traveling, coming down with the flu in the middle of a demanding week, or losing your passport while traveling abroad, it immediately seems that we’re up a creek without a way to retreat. And at that moment, a feeling of panic may set in if we don’t have a back-up plan which doesn’t help in making the…

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Decor Inspiration: French Normandy in the Hamptons

{Decor Inspiration: French Normandy in the Hamptons}

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Garden designer Craig James Socia is a man with a taste for France and a love for working with Mother Nature. In his East Hampton castle, complete with a three story tower, the French Normandy styled home is decorated with furniture formerly owned by Lee Radziwill, a Chesterfield sofa found in an English Country Antiquesin Bridgehampton, Louis XIV dining chairs and Restoration Hardware furniture…

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Petit Plaisir: No. 25 - A Simple Summer Appetizer

{Petit Plaisir: No. 25 - A Simple Summer Appetizer}

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As someone who loves to sit, nibble, sip and chat prior to meals, or perhaps in lieu of a meal, a simple appetizer that is as easy to make as it is delicious ranks high on my list of recipes. It just so happened that I was invited to a last minute evening summer gathering this past weekend, and I knew exactly what I wanted to bring – Tangy Cucumber Bites.

In less than 1o minutes the entire…

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The simplest, most delicious flavorful summer appetizer … “Tangy Cucumber Bites” #tsllrecipe #englishcucumbers #feta #dill #redonion #sourcream #honey

How to Find Infinite Motivation

{How to Find Infinite Motivation}

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“This is not about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you running at it.”  -Penny Chenery in Secretariat

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to watch a film that I have been meaning to watch since it was released four years ago. Upon completing the movie I was inspired, I was reinvigorated and I was reminded that anything is possible so long as one very important component…

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An authorized biography about the much loved author of America’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird - Nelle Harper Lee - The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee (released July 15th)

An authorized biography about the much loved author of America’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird - Nelle Harper Lee - The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee (released July 15th)

This & That: No. 115

Harper Lee opens up, Downton Abbey exhibit and more! {This & That: No. 115}

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A book I never thought readers would get a chance to read, decor that readers have been emailing me about, and two exhibits I have a feeling you might be interested in …

~Books ~Eyes on You: A Novel of Suspense by Kate White

Summer is a wonderful opportunity to take pleasure in novels of mystery, and Kate White’s latest suspense page-turner might be just what you are looking for. Having…

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