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The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden is Better Than Ever

new york botanical garden holiday train show

I didn't think NYBG could top itself, but this year the Holiday Train Show is even more magnificent than in the past. Read More »

Five Tips for Maximizing Fun at Tailgates


LeeAnn Weintraub, LA-based registered dietician and nutrition consultant, is such a nice, caring, and considerate lady. In her recent nutrition column, “Tips for mindful eating at tailgates.” she gives thoughtful, well considered advice on how to totally ruin the experience. If you follow her advice, you might as well stay home, eat a salad with non-fat dressing and watch Oprah re-runs. Let’s make a few corrections to her "5 ways to eat right at tailgate parties." Read More »

Residential Yachts: A Second Home on a Cruise Ship


In conference with the captain, residents set the ship's travel plans for the year. On board there's a grocery store, private chefs for hire, a spa, a gym, a jogging track, swimming pools, and golf. Read More »

Summer Vacation Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Leaving Home


Don’t be stressed during your break from reality. Use this summer vacation checklist to keep you organized and prepared for your time away from home. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘A LEGO Brickumentary’ Coming to a Theater Near You!

beyond the brick

"A LEGO Brickumentary" is a lovingly imagined exploration of the world of the LEGO brick: the history, the art, the creativity in a fun, and often amusing new documentary. Read More »

Glorious June – Dads, Grads, and Summer Vacation!


It just so happens that this June my family has six graduations to celebrate – so by the time we get to that third Sunday in June this year – Father’s Day for those of you who don’t know – I am probably going to be wiped out and wishing just to be able to watch the NY Mets game if possible. Read More »

Game Toys Review: Gear Ball and Brainstring Advanced by Recent Toys

Gear Ball Recent Toys

For parents and kids, the Gear Ball and Brainstring Advanced from Recent Toys are hours of fun, with the small chance of therapy bills after they drive you crazy. Read More »

Vino 2015: Walk Around Tasting Highlights, Stefania Pepe

Stefania Pepe, Vino 2015, Vinitaly 2015, Stefania Pepe, Abruzzo, Italy, Italian wines, biodynamic wines from Italy

Following the typical Slow Wine categorization, Biodynamic wines may not have an organic certification, but they follow the principles of adhering to rigorous agricultural standards. Read More »

Vino 2015: Walk Around Tasting Highlights, Cantine Lizzano

Vino 2015, Italian wines, Cantine Lizzano, Lizzano, Salento, Puglia

Italian pairings of food and wines are ancient, ineffable, and lasting unities. That is one reason why tourists love to go to Italy. Read More »

Vino 2015: Wine Highlights at the Walk Around Tasting – Tuscan Vineyard Imports


At an event like Vino 2015, synchronicity and serendipity are the catch all buzz words that open the doors to learning about wonderful wines, amazing people, and great opportunities. Read More »