Friday, September 29, 2023

How to Tackle Your Autumn Garden To-Do List ~ Seasonal Tasks & Celebrations

We can just feel it. It’s the time of year in the northern zones when we can all take a collective moment to breathe, take stock, mark the season; shift our focus and celebrate the bounty and the beauty of the garden. 

Go ahead. You’ve worked so hard, after all. 

Doesn’t it sometimes feel like the gardens’ starting gates open in Spring with a bang and the race is on, never slowing down? Till now.  

But before I share how to tuck your garden “Beds” in for their slumberous winter sleep (wink), let’s take a minute to embrace this pretty season of color and harvest bounty and seasonal splendor.  

Monday, September 18, 2023

Take It From the Dames ~ This is a Cookbook You Must Have ~ Recipes from Top Women in the Food & Wine World

Today is the day!

It’s the launch of Stirring the Pot, the first-ever cookbook created by Les Dames d’Escoffier. Can you believe that?!

The book will go on sale, September 18 – and will entirely benefit the LDNY scholarship fund.

Les Dames d' Escoffier New York, the most influential and accomplished women in the food and wine world, present their favorite recipes for everything from simple weekday meals to spectacular party dishes.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Get Ready: Negroni Week Kicks Off September 18th ~ Great Recipes to Drink For A Cause

Turns out that the classic cocktail: the Negroni - an iconic blend of equal parts aperitivo ~ including, Campari, gin and sweet vermouth - not only mixes up a refreshing drink but also mixes business with pleasure, and a good cause: Slow Food International & USA. 

Negroni Week kicks off Monday, September 18 - 24th so you can look forward to lots of Negroni drink creations, coffee brewed with Negroni, and more. In fact, every week can be considered Negroni Week when you can shake up these fabulous recipes:  

Thursday, September 14, 2023

NYBG’s Climate Week 2023 Symposium Examines the Past, Present, and Future of Ecological Restoration as a Means for Increasing Resilience in a Changing World

Not a moment too soon.

In conjunction with the global Climate Week 2023 in New York City, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is hosting an important and topical symposium: “Cultivating Resilience.”  The 2023 Symposium aims to examine the past, present, and future of Ecological Restoration as a Means for Increasing Resilience in a Changing World”

Here are the details NYBG shared with me to pass on to you, dear friends of Nature. 

Friday, September 8, 2023

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!* This Tablescape Offers Your Guests the Inside Scoop!


What’s Black & White and “read” all over?!

The Art of the Tablescape is telling a story with style and creativity while showcasing a welcoming, inviting place to dine with your guests.

Well, my latest table setting hews particularly close to the storytelling that is so key to art (and me). In fact, this design theme is ~ News!  As in news stories in good ol’ fashioned newsprint and magazines. 

The characteristic newsprint colors of black & white made for an elevated, sophisticated composition, I’m happy to “report!” (Can’t stop the news references 🙂)

The accessories made for a whimsical, rich news story.

Here’s how:

Friday, September 1, 2023

“Here’s My Card” ~ True Tales of A Successful Networking "Shero"

Networking is an art when you know your business and are driven to help others succeed.

My recent Ladies Who Lunch Conversations guest, Lois Whitman-Hess, Co-Founder and President of HWH PR, has been actively involved in public relations for a vast array of business sectors including technology, Internet-based companies, entertainment, law, publishing, fashion, beauty and art. Her client list is the gold standard of brands.

Still, meeting someone who has a great story to tell and a product or service to market ~ she hands them her card.

“Call me.” Invariably, they do!