Cedar Lakes Estate: Grab your Group and GO!

Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary with a trip to Cedar Lakes Estates, a rustic romantic retreat in the Hudson River Valley. I had been casting about for what had been concocted in my mind as the ideal getaway. My criteria included: under 2 hours of drive time from NYC, a freestanding unit with a beautiful view, a heady dose of nature, and a fun vibe.  Cedar Lakes Estate checked every box on my list and then some. One day, I’d love to go back with a larger group. Read on to find out why…

New York City: aka My Back Yard

I love to SHARE my favorite parts of NYC whenever possible with anyone who asks. In May, I usually hear from 4 or 5 families in the midst of planning their slices of time in the big apple. This is what I recommended this year…

Grab your Group and Go to Paros

As a person who likes to grab her group and go, it should not be surprising to learn that I am a GIANT fan of the destination wedding.  The destination wedding is the ULTIMATE expression of grabbing one’s group and going.  This post is about the destination wedding we attended in Paros, Greece last summer and the amazing experience we had on the island. If you are interested in traveling to Greece, you should read this…

Last Minute Party = Grab and GO Snacks

Summer should be all about easy. Easy time with friends with easy to procure foods that are a pleasure to easily enjoy (i.e. no fork required) while conversing and connecting with friends. This gathering was all about easy…

Let them Play!

When we arrived home from Africa we were still without a theme for the twin’s 13th Birthday celebration just 10 days away. Read on to find out how I came up with this year’s theme…