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Chomping At The Bit

My love of crusty french baguettes (like this ham and fromage with salty butter from Arcade Bakery that will instantly transport you to a bench in the Tuileries Gardens) is in direct correlation to the state of my constant TMJ.  But, after years of suffering, I've found the solution, and I want to share it with you.  Dr. Elizabeth ...

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Dermaplane: The Muffin of Beauty Secrets

Muffins allow us to eat cake at breakfast without guilt. It's the same idea with dermaplaning. I can have my face shaved without admitting that I shave my face. I've been dermaplaning since I lived in Japan - Japanese women have been shaving for years, and they have the most beautiful skin I've ever seen. ...

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Snowboots and Sunscreen: Spring in NYC

The week started with lunch on Monday at La Mercerie a retail restaurant in Soho created by the team behind Le Coucou (my favorite restaurant in NYC). I went with two friends who are home stagers, who love all things design related. It was packed with fashionable diners, the food was good (but don't come hungry as the portions ...

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Paris Unplanned

I'm laughing as I type in the title to this post because anyone who knows me knows I would never go to Paris without planning. However, I kept the scheduled activities to a minimum. Tom and I had an entire week to ourselves in Paris, and I wanted it to be as spontaneous as possible. We'd been ...

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Hello Monday!

Friday afternoon, Tom texted and asked, "What are we up to this weekend?" My response: "What are we NOT up to is the question." I do try to pack as much as possible into non-football watching weekends. After work on Friday, we had a quiet dinner in front of a wood burning fireplace in Tribeca ...

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Can you take criticism from a millennial?

A few blog entries ago, I mentioned that this emptynester was about to embark on a search for a full-time job and that there may be some funny tales to tell along the way. With the amazing help of Anne Finnegan of Prep Your Path  who was able to take bits and pieces of my life ...

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Seeing NYC Through A Different Lens

This week was action-packed, and curiosity filled. Thankfully, the weather cooperated, and by Friday it was downright balmy! On Monday, I locked myself in the Rose Main Reading Room at the NY Public Library to edit my middle-grade novel for the 78th time. I'll be attending the annual Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Winter Conference the first ...

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First Snow.

You just never know what you're going to see in NYC. It's the most random, spontaneous, mind boggling city to live in, which is exactly the reason I love it. Walk anywhere and you'll find an instagrammable moment - shameless plug: (#emptynestnyc). When I first moved here, I couldn't quite get the hang of doing ...

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The Best Thing?

A good friend of mine who's lived in NYC most of his adult life asked me what the BEST thing I've done since moving to the city was. I didn't have an immediate answer. There was an awkward pause as he waited for me to speak, and then I said, "Everything." And when I answered ...

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The Holiday Squeeze

Thanksgiving was emptynest's first holiday in the new nest and in the hunting and gathering chaos running up to the holiday, I might have underestimated the tight squeeze of having eight humans live in a 2 bedroom apartment for five days. Thankfully, I had the forethought back in July to order Queen over Queen bunkbeds.  The ...