Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Montclair, New Jersey - A Delight for Foodies and Art Lovers

It’s easy to fall in love with Montclair, New Jersey, especially if you delight in parks, gardens and other green spaces. But this cosmopolitan town is also noted for its vibrant culinary and art offerings. Now, the recently opened luxe MC Hotel taps into this scene by sourcing numerous foods and beverages from local makers as well as paintings and other works created by artists who live nearby. This is my recent article for ForbesLife on the MC Hotel. 

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Off-Season Travels in Spring Lake, New Jersey

 As I continue my off-season travels, I find myself at the delightful Chateau Inn and Suites in Spring Lake, New Jersey where the vibe is calm, the hospitality is ever present, the views are bucolic and the decor is captivating. (It’s hard to pull away from the sun-fill lounge with its creative holiday blue motif.)

Sipping a glass of pinot noir in the lounge at the Chateau Inn and Suites, I was wrapped in an atmosphere that assured a festive mood.

Spring Lake and the Chateau Inn and Suites that faces the lake have a relaxed vibe with an abundance of holiday cheer.

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Wanderings in Cape May, New Jersey

 Someone just asked me why I would gravitate to the shore in the off season, after all, they said, it’s so quiet. Hmmm, that’s the whole point. But Cape May, New Jersey offers so much more, including captivating Victorian-style architecture that I’m clearly infatuated with.

Between the abundant foliage, Victorian-style architecture and dazzling light, Cape May makes for a dreamy destination.

A small loop trail navigates through a bucolic forest at the Cape May Bird Observatory where birds of all sorts are spotted, including American kestrels, bald eagles and northern harriers. I love birds; but I also came for the trees.

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Gallery Showing My Photography

I’m so excited to be showing my winter landscape photography prints at the Brick Wall Gallery at Bar Dalia in Astoria. I’m joining four other awesome artists for the opening night party. If you’re in NYC, I’d love it if you could come by for the art and the drinks.

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Holiday Gift Guide - Sustainable, Local, Women-Owned

 I’m so happy to be part of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition Holiday Gift Guide 2021

You’ll find unique gifts from small businesses, women-owned businesses. 

The Gift Guide makes it easy to shop fair, sustainably and local. (My products are in the Give the Gift of Knowledge section.)

I’ll be discussing my products on @nycfairtrade IG Live this Saturday, December 4 at noon. Viewers will be able to get special offers.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Architecture in Cape May, New Jersey

The Victorian-era architecture in Cape May’s historic district couldn’t be more enchanting.

There are plenty of surprising architectural and design details at the Lokal Hotel Cape May.

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