Grab this App and WORK OUT

l love summer, but there are a lot of things I miss about city living… Saying hello to 30 people (ok, 30 dogs – truth be told) before 9am, Broadway shows,  running errands on foot, and my beloved ClassPass workouts. All are much further from my door in Montauk. That’s why I was so excited when I found a workout app I can use on my porch…

Helping a Friend and Learning from Abigail…

Back in June I ran into a friend on the corner of 85th and Lexington.  After some chatting she let me know she was going in for oral surgery, and for the three following weeks would be on a LIQUID ONLY diet!!  My first thought was to get her a handsome supply of gift certificates to one of the gazillion juice places in NYC.  My second thought!?  Ask Abigail…

Oh the Things We Can Learn… When We Listen!

On my niece Abigail’s most recent visit to Montauk it became VERY apparent to me that a seismic shift had occurred in our transactional relationship.  By transactional I mean give and take and what we are exchanging is life lessons….

Go Ahead… Make Someone’s Day

The other day at lunch my friend Diane was excited to announce, “Ooh Linda, I have to tell you a story.  You inspired me!”  Of course I was going to be happy to hear whatever she had to say, but sometimes that sentence is met with equal parts trepidation and hopeful curiosity on my part…  

Evolving Traditions as My Group Grows Up

Our family has been hosting a summer pool party celebrating our twin’s birthday, well since their first birthday.  The tradition has ALWAYS included my friends and my children’s friends.  When they were younger I would cast a super wide net and invite all my friends and hope for some overlap.  Note: this gets trickier with time…

Grab Your Group and GO to the Beach/Lake/Park…when everyone else is LEAVING

As I made my way to the beach with my group the other night just after 5pm, there was a cavalcade of happy beach goers laden down with various beach accoutrements trudging in the opposite direction of my arrival tide. They were sandy and ruddy from the sun and the good cheer of a day well spent at the beach. But they were leaving. Which is why I was arriving…

Considering Your “Corner” Stores

I am not sure why I had it in my head that the hair on my particular head was worthy of the top dollar prices I was paying for it’s maintenance.  But I did get into this mindset, until one day I decided to try something new…

Grab a ClassPass and Go Workout Part 2: The 5 Reasons why I Love my ClassPass

Last May I wrote about my experience converting my fitness routine from frequenting one single studio to ClassPass – an app that allows me access to a whole array of fitness classes throughout this amazing town. Now, well into year two, I can confirm that I am in love with this service and can’t imagine going back to a single studio model (nice as some of them can be).  Oh how I love my ClassPass, let me count the ways…

The Dinner Party

The other day my friend Jaime invited me and about 15 friends to a dinner party or rather: The Dinner Party. There was no food or drink and there was nowhere for us to sit, but it was a dinner party I will not soon forget…

How would you answer the question: Who are you?

What are the markers that comprise an identity?  What is the definition of identity?  I recently attended a workshop lead by the impressive Dr. Derrick Gay.  The bulk of the very interactive discussion focused on these two questions.  Then we moved on to the good stuff…