Recently, my husband and I saw Kinky Boots on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in Times Square. Being 10 days away from my due date of our 2nd child, it was one of the last things we did together before the baby arrived! Continue Reading →
Citibabes in Soho recently hosted a fabulous playdate for my son’s Pre-K class at Spruce Street School. He and his classmates all met in their incredible 1,500 square feet space.
We purposely arrived early to eat lunch at the brand new Junior’s Fresh cafe that has just opened. They had such a healthy selection of food including all farm fresh ingredients. We had organic chicken fingers, mac n cheese, sliced veggies, freshly made yogurt and fruit. The entire cafe was packed during lunchtime so it’s a great thing there was plenty of space to sit and relax before our playdate. Continue Reading →
Last week I attended a performance of Cinderella on Broadway with my husband and son. There has been so much hype about this latest fairytale classic that I could not wait to see it!
Located at the Broadway Theater on Broadway and 53rd st., this Rodgers and Hammerstein’s translation of Cinderellaproved to be outstanding! Continue Reading →
This past Monday night I attended a fabulous Stokke event. With a Red Carpet theme and in fine company with Stella & Dot Jewelry + Brahmin handbags, it was a great night! I have been obsessed with Stokke products since the birth of my son. I have always been intrigued by the sleek design, modern look, and functionality of all their products. Apparently I am not the only one as the MoMa uses the infamous high chair “Tripp Trapp” in their cafes in place of generic chairs. I was so happy to view the latest strollers from this Norwegian line with www.Momtrends.com at the super cool Glasshouse location in Chelsea. The new Crusi and lightweight Scoot are 2 new fantastic editions to the Stokke Family. Continue Reading →
If you are a girl or boy older than 25, I’m sure you have seen (or as a brother) been forced to see Annie a million times. I remember being ever so slightly obsessed with Annie as a kid buying the red curly wig, wearing a locket, and parading around my house singing all the catchy songs. I used to watch Annie on my old school video recorder countless times!
When I heard Annie was playing on Broadway I could not wait to re-live the moments again. I remember how Sarah Jessica Parker played Annie on stage when she was young and was anxious to see what talent was found to capture this larger than life role! Continue Reading →
Who was Eva Peron? A small town girl who became a Saint? For those who are curious and looking for a spectacular show, I have one word…EVITA!
Admittedly I was already obsessed and owned the soundtrack since college, so I was more than excited to go. Evita on Broadway is special for so many reasons…. 1) Ricky Martin, yes RICKY Martin! 2) Ricky Martin, oh wait I just said that 3) Yes…. Him again!
Ricky was cast perfect as the eyes and ears of the show … Narrating in song such a detailed story. The life of Eva Peron is brought to the stage by the fabulous Elena Roger who sings and dances her heart out night after night. Although, a tiny lady, she portrays this Argentine legend with such power in this amazing production. Everything about this show is top notch. The cast and ensemble are terrific too. This is a true Broadway performance with singing, dancing, and a little bit of everything.
Michael Cerveris who plays Eva’s husband is equally talented and delivers one strong number after another. An A list cast does not always deliver the best on stage, but in this case it does!
My only fault with this play was the end…. I needed a little more time to wrap up and mourn Eva’s passing but I do believe this is exactly as she would have liked it to end. Don’t cry for me Argentina.
I recently saw a fantastic Children’s show last week! Ring a Ding Ding is an exciting new show on Broadway straight from London.
The show starts in the great space, The New Victory Theater. The children are brought into a room in which they can design and color their own head bands to get ready for the show. The small cast of characters entertains the children and tries to get them acclimated for the show. There is a short discussion of the different elements and characters that will be seen in the show but nothing is too overwhelming. Keep I’m mind the proper age is 3-5, so it helps to be within this recommended guideline.
I recently attended Momtrends Trendy Travel Event at the ultra cool kids space “Citibabes” in Soho. It was a fun evening filled with travel tips, expert advice and the ultimate travel gear for families. I considered myself a relative savvy traveler, but after the event I was amazed at all the new information and tips I acquired! I am so excited to share my new knowledge Continue Reading →
If anyone has ever spent time in Europe, then you have probably returned to the US yearning for the fabulous “cafe” that is served on every corner.
Nespresso is an instant espresso that’s already taken Europe by storm and is now making it’s way to select cities in the US.
I had the opportunity to visit one of the newest outlets in the fabulous Nespresso SoHo Boutique lastweek. After being a devout tea drinker the past 5 years, I was a little nervous and scared by the big bold flavors that greeted me at the door. The space was incredible. Super tall ceilings and a gorgeous display of all 16 types of coffee pods, or “Grand Crus”. The bright bold colors of the pods add to the fun and sophisticated look of Nespresso. The machines are also brightly colored aside a stainless still which is so modern and fun for the kitchen. Continue Reading →
Last month I attended an awesome Travel event hosted by the super stylish new company, Baby Cargo. Along with co-sponsors, The Peninsula Hotel, and Citrus Lane, I learned about the The Travel in Style Contest which is running now through April 27th, 2012. Continue Reading →
Last week I took my son to see the latest presentation at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. Aside from the historical aspect and setting of this playhouse, it is in one of my favorite areas of the park and I love having an excuse to visit! If you have passed the little playhouse before and wondered (as I had done for so long) what’s in it….. buy a ticket online and check it out!!! Continue Reading →
Last night I attended the Frigidaire event in SOHO. Making my way through the “sprinkling snow”, I was happy to arrive in a warm inviting space. The hors d’oeuvre were excellent and the kitchen was beautifully prepped for Chef’s Anne Burell and Johnny Luzzini. Each spoke about the latest state of the art technology from Frigidaire and talked about the benefits of “induction” in the kitchen. Each chef prepared their “Valentine” meal as an example of easy things we could cook for our loved ones for VDay! As I’ve said before… I’m not a huge fan of cooking, so anytime I hear “easier” – I’m listening!!! Continue Reading →
This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend the blogger event for the newest downtown “mecca” children’s outpost…. J&R Jr. It was so nice to see the amazing turnout of local bloggers and their children.
While taking photos for the event I found myself constantly paying attention to details and let’s just say there was no shortage of that! Everything from the food to the entertainment was outstanding and I have no doubts J&R Jr. will shine as the newest kid on the block. Upon entering the vast space, one can easily see how this is the place to be for children’s gear! Continue Reading →
I had the honor today of attending the most fabulous luncheon hosted by “The Moms“. The event was held at “Donna Karan’s Weiss Studios” in the West Village. I never turn down a chance to visit my old hood and I had a nice quick trip down memory lane after the event. On this cold winter day, it was great mingling with my favorite bloggers and discussing the delicious food that was on hand. Continue Reading →
I had the privilege of attending the performance of “Stick Fly” this past Saturday night. As a guest of “The Moms” I went solo to check out this performance that I have heard so much about.
Leave it to me to get turned around in Times Sq. of all places, but I finally made it to the theater in time for the opening act. I was extra excited to see RENT royalty Jessie L. Martin and Rosario Dawson sitting nearby in the audience. Continue Reading →
Summer has officially come to an end and what a summer it was! I was lucky to have escaped an earthquake but not so lucky with Hurricane Irene. Other than the highly irritable weather, the rest of my summer was excellent! After years of being a non-driving New Yorker, I decided to jump behind the wheel, load up my GPS and was set free! I drove from one end of the Hamptons to the other for the good part of August. I met my clients on the beaches and in their homes and had the most amazing family photos shoots that I will never forget! There was sand, water, smiles, wind, and rain but everything worked out in the end just as it should! Continue Reading →
A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of attending an event at the Empire Hotel with my son and significant other dadarocks!. Considering it was the 2nd hottest day of the year so far…. being at a rooftop pool in the city was too good to be true! The special event was hosted by auro-dri….. the official product of the American Swimming Coaches Association.
On hand to spend time with our little ones was Aaron Piersol, the official spokesperson for auro-dri. Who would know more about swimmer’s ear than an Olympic Gold Medalist? Aaron was amazing. He entertained the kids, showed them proper swimming techniques and silly water tricks all afternoon! Continue Reading →
It’s that time of the year again………
Twice a year Big City Moms hosts the most amazing baby shower ever! It’s definitely the place to be for expectant and new moms alike. I even witnessed a new trend this year of moms with 1+ yr olds.
Vendors enthusiastically set up to display their latest and greatest products. Attendees will see products that are not even available for sale yet! This truly is the most coveted admission in the city. Continue Reading →
As I painted my toes this morning a blinding hot pink (Essie’s Pansy), it hit me that Summer has begun. Officially it begins this weekend with the kick off of Memorial Day. However, with the sudden tropical heat inside my apartment, the spotting of Naval Officers in town for Fleet Week. it’s already getting dangerously close to Summer in the City! What plans do you have???
Part One of our summer travels is complete. We had an amazing time in FL with my husband’s grandparents and enjoyed Disney with my son+SIL/FIL. The wheels of life keep spinning as I now take my son to places I went as a kid! I could not help but think how crazy it is that so many of the rides (especially in Epcot) have not changed at all. This is both nostalgic and disturbing at the same time haha. Continue Reading →
In preparation for Mother’s day I forced myself to go out today and fight the masses at Walgreens searching for 8 cards to send to our Moms, Grandmother’s and Aunts! Just a warning.. more than one person is getting a Mickey Mouse card thanks to my 2 yr old helping out!!
I jumpstarted my Mother’s Day Celebration this morning with a brunch and trunk show at Michael C. Fina, hosted by Big City Moms. It was such an amazing event with decadent morning bites + mimosas. Many different lines of jewelry were showcased with knowledgeable reps on hand to answer any questions. I fell in love with the Heather Moore line on the spot! Her designs were so unique and truly one of a kind. The antique(ish) charms and semi precious stones can be added, taken away, etc etc for multiple looks. I made a little note on the handy “cheat sheets” that were available for husbands and partners who have just given up on surprises!
It is my greatest thrill to announce the arrival of my new blog … “Gotham Love!” I have been going around and around trying to pick the best day to jump in and it hit me this morning (earrrrrly this morning).
Today would be the day. Today is such a great day anyway. It’s Friday, absolutely gorgeous outside, I have been living in the city 9 yrs on this day, AND It’s a Royal Day!
The purpose of my blog will be to discuss lifestyle trends in and around NYC. Gotham Love will be all over the map which is pretty much how I live my life anyway! I can’t wait to discuss everything from secret city finds to restaurants and must have items of the season! I’ll also be randomly discussing headlines that hit me in the moment like today! As I just mentioned….. Gotham Love will not focus on any one topic so each post will be a total surprise!
Let’s go………. Continue Reading →