June 2010

Reading

by Kirstin McKee

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Tweet While I made our lunch on Saturday, I passed the window in our kitchen and saw Ella in the garden, reading. Ella adores books. She practically has a library in her room and I keep her up-to-date with the latest books and trends. This book, however, is a re-read. Being fascinated in all things “Read more”

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Evening cocktails with Andrea and Edouard

by Naima Sanowar 0 comments June 28, 2010

Tweet Thank you everyone for being so patient and supportive of the Blog being down for the last four days. This past Thursday one of Jaden’s classmate Sophie’s parents, Andrea and Edouard,  invited The Epicurean Man and I over to their home  for cocktails and dinner.

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An evening with Robert & Cortney Novogratz- Discussing their fabulous book Downtown Chic

by Naima Sanowar 7 comments June 24, 2010

Tweet Last night I attended a class taught by Robert and Cortney Novogratz . Most people know them from their Bravo show 9 by Design, a huge HIT. “ Robert and Cortney Novogratz, native Southerners, moved to New York City more than 10 years ago. Soon after they purchased their first home a crumbling townhouse in Chelsea, “Read more”

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Lavender, gems and summer holidays

by Kirstin McKee 3 comments June 22, 2010

Tweet Back in January we received a worrying email from our friends in New York; the New York Times had just published an article on hidden gems in Tuscany and included the place we normally stay. Stunned, we tried to book a week and to our dismay found that it was already totally booked up. “Read more”

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A beach adventure to celebrate summer solstice

by Naima Sanowar 3 comments June 21, 2010

Tweet Manic Monday’s, but today is no ordinary Monday. It is the celebration of a major celestial event called  Summer Solstice…. “Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning “sun” + “to stand still.” As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it

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The Love of a Father

by Naima Sanowar 4 comments June 21, 2010

Tweet Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing daddy’s out there. I want to say to The Epicurean Man, thank you for being the rock in our family. I tend to  sometimes vent about  the endless scary movies he allows Karate boy to watch. And well there

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Sophie & Jaden

by Naima Sanowar 4 comments June 18, 2010

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Friendship, coincidences and lemon sorbet

by Kirstin McKee 1 comment June 17, 2010

Tweet Just after Ella was born, I went to a mall to do some shopping. While in a pharmacy, I saw another woman and said something to her about how amazing she looked having clearly just given birth herself. Neither of us thought anything of it until a few weeks later, when I bumped into her again “Read more”

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Aunty Melanie & the boys

by Naima Sanowar 0 comments June 16, 2010

Tweet Most Wednesdays Karate boy and I drive out to Flushing, Queens for a play-date with his cousin Daniel. The boys play with Lego and swords and I get to catch up with my two sister-in law’s Melanie and Andrea ( Daniel’s Mum). Today the boys played many silly games with their Aunt Melanie . “Read more”

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Miss Favela loves her Samba Boys- brazil vs north korea

by Naima Sanowar 4 comments June 15, 2010

Tweet I was able to finish two meetings in lightening speed. Jumped in my car and headed  off to Williamsburg/Brooklyn to missfavela.com  for 2 pm. Why is Naima in such a hurry you may ask?  To support her Samba Boys against North Korea, the only way I knew how… at a bonafide mid-day samba party at Miss “Read more”