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Beso Del Sol, Berkshire East and Blue Apron #BesoBowl

February 7, 2016

  Three of our favorite things for Super Bowl weekend this year are Beso Del Sol, Blue Apron and Berkshire East Ski Resort in Charlemont, Massachusetts. As you know from many of our past blogs, our family just loves Super Bowl because all the festivities around the game create great opportunities for family fun and bonding. Beso Del Sol This year we kicked off Super Bowl Weekend by hosting a Beso Del Sol sampling event at our beloved ski hill, Berkshire East Ski Resort in Charlemont, Massachusetts. Over 93 friends enjoyed this wonderfully refreshing adult beverage. It is both low in calories and low […]

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Don’t You Love Hoda? Check Out Her New Book #Wherewebelong #Mamarazzi

January 25, 2016

Don’t you love Hoda? Check out her new book #Wherewebelong ! We were so honored to attend the MAMARAZZI The Moms book-signing for Hoda Kotb’s most recent book, #WhereWeBelong.  Already a New York Times best-selling author, Kotb has co-hosted the fourth hour of Today since 2008 and has received three Emmy’s for her work. Over a fantastic lunch at the Hunt & Fish Club in #NYC, Hoda inspired us with her breathtaking story of surviving both divorce and cancer.  She wears a ring that says, “Forward,” to help keep her centered every day.  In this book that she wrote with […]

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Go See I Dream Too Much Debut at the Manhattan Film Festival

June 3, 2015

Go see I Dream Too Much when it debuts on opening night at the Manhattan Film Festival on June 12th. Enjoying the I Dream Too Much SWSX Premiere We are so excited that this fantastic film, which we covered in a recent post, will now be screening in our area.  You might remember that we really enjoyed attending the premiere at SXSW in Austin in March, where we not only met the cast but also connected with screenwriter Katie Cokinos, producer Jay Thames and executive producer Rick Linklater (who also produced the Oscar-nominated feature Boyhood). Send to Kindle

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Whiteface Lodge: A Majestic Resort

April 6, 2015

If you are looking for gorgeous views and luxurious accommodations, consider visiting Whiteface Lodge: A Majestic Resort in Lake Placid, New York.  Whiteface Lodge is a fantastic year-round resort that works perfectly for a couple’s weekend, a girls’ get-away or a family holiday.  The ample property features plenty of fun for every age and taste. Whiteface Lodge: A Majestic Resort in Lake Placid, New York As you enter the front of the lodge, you are charmed by the warm and inviting foyer, and the helpful staff is ready to grant your every wish.  We had the pleasure of visiting in February, when Lake […]

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If Not Now, When: On-line Learning

February 19, 2015

 Photo Credit: Steve Johnson/Flickr If Not Now, When: On-line Learning Welcome to guest blogger, Kristina Bicher, one of our first good friends in our hometown.  Kristina Bicher is a poet and mom living in the New York metropolitan area.  She has published a chapbook, Just Now Alive, and numerous poems in literary journals, as well as a recent article in The Atlantic on on-line learning.  Thanks to Kristina for the wonderful post on the latest innovation in education: on-line courses. Send to Kindle

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Anticipating Chinese New Year in Chinatown #NYC

February 5, 2015

Anticipating Chinese New Year in Chinatown #NYC: Chinese New Year is approaching, and since our children are studying Mandarin, we thought a visit to Chinatown #NYC would be a great way to introduce them to some Chinese traditions and customs. Chinese New Year is also called the Spring Festival.  It is the most important festival in Chinese culture and the longest.  It starts on the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, which runs differently than our Gregorian calendar, and it lasts for about 23 days.  It ends on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month […]

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Family Travel Emergencies

January 29, 2015

  On a recent trip, we had plenty of time to think about Family Travel Emergencies! Family travel, as we all know, presents its own set of challenges, especially in distant locations where English isn’t the native language. It is quite likely that if you travel with your family often, sooner or later you could face an emergency of some kind.  We were reminded of this not too long ago when we were confronted with a potentially dangerous situation, and we thought it would be helpful to share our experiences and those of our readers in order to help other […]

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Holiday Vacation Movie Preview: “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”

December 27, 2014

The Holiday Vacation Movie Previews made us fired up for the Christmas break. Attending as many movies as possible over the holiday vacation has always been a special multi-generational tradition in our family. Especially on Christmas day, when we are still enduring the food coma from the Seven Fish Christmas Eve dinner party (and yes Swedish Fish do count)! The swank Crosby Street Hotel in Soho   “NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB” So when “the Moms”, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, invited us to a screening of Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb at the […]

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