Get Out of Town - Nostrano Vineyards
05.11.15 in Travel
Get Out of Town: Nostrano Vineyards (Hudson Valley) After spending two years travelling, working and studying among the rolling hills of Italy - I've grown to appreciate the pleasures of a scenic view of a vineyard now and again. Even better when I can get my vineyard fix along the back roads of where I grew up. The Hudson Valley is home to America's oldest wine making and grape growing region, all within an hour and a half from New York City. It’s funny how the area reminds me so much of my favorite regions in Italy - where you can meet the owners daily, and taste award-winning Read More »
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An Eggcellent Easter Brunch: Dutch Baby Is it Spring yet? The calendar says so but its still cold out. I guess the Easter Bunny will need a coat this year! Speaking of Easter Bunnies, what are you doing for Easter?  Planning

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An Eggcellent Passover Dessert: Pavlova Not so long ago I had a big birthday celebration for Baby Lemonade turning one. I made her a vanilla sponge cake with buttermilk frosting for daycare and she positively hated it. She is not

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Mother's Day 2015
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5 presents for Urban Moms Sunday I am going to celebrate my second Mother's Day. Being a mom is amazing and has really changed my life for the better. There is nothing like my daughter's laugh when we play peek-a-boo

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Betony NYC Restoreview
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Happy Thanksgiving 2014
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Happy Thanksgiving 2014! It's Turkey Day! It will be the First for Baby Lemonade and for Nonna, the second in the new kitchen. Since I moved to NY 10 years ago, Thanksgiving has quickly become my holiday too,

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Serena @ Identita' Golose NYC
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Serena at Identita’ Golose NYC 2014 It's no mystery I am a big fan of Identita' Golose, the first Italian food festival worldwide featuring the best Italian chefs in and out of Italy. In the past few years, I have covered

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