What International Women’s Day 2016 Means to Me #IWD2016


  Happy International Women's Day! Today we are celebrating all women and girls around the world who have either helped create where we are today, or will be a part in our future efforts to get us where we want and need to be. As the mother of a young tween girl, I see all my hopes and aspirations and the many opportunities, and pitfalls, she has in her future. It's exciting but it's also frightening. We are so much further than we were 10-20 years ago but we still have so much progress to make. As a feminist, I see the battle continuing in violence Read More


Review: Eclipsed on Broadway


Today I witnessed a very special Broadway play. I use the word "witness" because I feel like I was privy to a story that demanded being told. It's about a group of women in Africa undergoing a very private experience that we otherwise would perhaps never know about...or understand. Danai Gurira’s original drama is about women’s suffering during the Liberian civil wars and it's a one of a kind. It stars Lupita Nyong’o in her Broadway debut, but it's truly an ensemble play in which every actress has a stand out performance playing a woman with her own Read More


Talking with Eddie the Eagle’s Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton and Ania Sowinski


I'm a sucker for feel good films that make me want to get up and do something.  Some movies have made me feel as though as I could do anything, like Billy Elliot and Shirley Valentine, for example. These movies have a major theme in common - determination and fulfilling life long dreams. I've seen both again and again and have been waiting for another film to come along in the same vein. And along comes Eddie the Eagle - another British film, ironically, like the two mentioned above, and like both films, it's about people from a lower-class background Read More


A NYC Tween Weekend at The Muse, A Kimpton Hotel


Every now and then, my tween and I take time out and head to NYC, a mere 15 miles away from where we live, for a bit of city life. A former urbanite and a Broadway junkie, I often crave the city and there is nothing more fun than experiencing a night in a hotel with my 12 year-old daughter. It gives us a chance to absorb a bit of culture, eat good food and literally take time out, away from our daily routines. Our recent jaunt to the city included a stay at The Muse, A Kimpton Hotel, and it was pretty much perfection. The hotel is centrally located, Read More


Review: iDropped, Fixes iPhones and Child’s Hearts


When my son's brand new IPhone 6s appeared with a cracked screen, it not only broke (sorry for the pun) his heart but also presented us with the problem of getting it repaired. After all, it's the most modern, advanced version of the iPhone and also his favorite belonging in the world, so we needed to remedy the situation at our soonest..without a delay or wait. He wasn't sure exactly how the phone had broken, after owning it for a mere six hours, but we carefully stressed the need to be patient and understand that these things happen to everyone. We Read More


Guest Post: Review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Guest writer Liat Ginsberg is a mother and former journalist for the Israeli newspaper, Maariv. She has taught at the Film and Media Department at Hunter College. Before you bring your kids to new play The Very Hungry Caterpillar, created by Jonathan Rockefeller and based on the books written by Eric Carle, you have to prepare them that the show is about four different books which The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the last of those books. If not, your kids are going to drive you crazy asking tirelessly, “Where is the hungry caterpillar?” The four Read More


#HeNamedMeMalala To Premiere on National Georgaphic


Last year I wrote about Malala Yousafzai, an amazing young woman. Her story is so inspirational. Named for an Afghan folk heroine, the activist Pakistani teenager was shot in the face and left for dead by the Taliban in 2012 — but recovered and went on to speak out about the gross injustices in girls’ education in her country and around the world, winning the Nobel Peace Prize along the way. The Malala Fund, which she co-founded with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, is building schools in Jordan, Pakistan and Lebanon. I was so inspired by the film made Read More


Please Remove Me From Your List


Lately there are six words I seem to be writing at least twenty times a day, making them more news-worthy in my world than any others. They are not the kindest words, nor do I enjoy using them several times an hour, however these six simple words are PLEASE REMOVE ME FROM YOUR LIST. Yep, that's six more words than I'd like to use at any given time. The emails I am getting are usually requests for editorial coverage here on this blog that don't pertain to my niche whatsoever, and they typically leave me dumbfounded. In the past month, I have been asked Read More


Mont Tremblant: A City for Skiers & Non-Skiers

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If you're yearning to ski in Europe but can't quite afford it this year or don't have the time off from work, why not consider Mont Tremblant? A trip there is certainly easier, and so much more affordable: you can either drive there in seven to eight hours or take a connecting flight via Air Canada or Porter Airlines, which is just an hour from Toronto and an hour from Montreal in the Laurentian Mountains. In addition, the exchange rate currently works in Americans' favor, averaging around 1.4 U.S. dollar to one Canadian dollar (at the time of this Read More


Where I’ve Been

Where I’ve Been

Forgive the silence once again, but life has been busy. With a home renovation, a full client list and kid obligations THROUGH THE ROOF, there has been little time to do many of the things I love. I look forward to moving back home so I can once again sustain my heavy appetite of culture and travel wanderlust. From Traveling... But my adventures haven't stopped completely. This past weekend, I was a guest of the Mont Tremblant tourist board and got to thoroughly explore (and ski) this amazing part of Canada. Stay tuned for that coverage here on the Read More