Author: Liz

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(201) VIP Party

A party for (201) advertisers and VIPs, a Morton’s Steakhouse. It’s an annual thank you that North Jersey Media Group likes to throw for our partners. I was pleased to meet them. Here’s a little video from the event, and […]

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Blessing of the Animals

This year’s Feast of Saint Francis — the Blessing of the Animals — was really something. We had a mule show up! Plus all the usual critters: dogs, cats, even turtles. It’s an event I look forward to every year. […]

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Day Off!

Some much needed R&R on a Friday off. Yoga, massage, and new hair. In the chair! Done. And, in the evening, a birthday party for Gigi! Can you believe they’re six now? Related posts: Gigi’s Birthday Party at Muscoot Farm […]

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Bridging Art: A lohud Event

‘Bridging Art’ was a terrific event — a salon, really — arranged by Peter Kramer and the lohud team. Pete asked artists to “present creations inspired by the Tappan Zee Bridge, its replacement Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge or a bridge as […]

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Concert in the Park

One of the best things about the concert in the South Nyack park — the little one between Depot Place and Franklin — is that we can enjoy the music while keeping an eye on Sam as she plays on […]

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Success with Zinnias

It was an odd year in the garden. After losing the pear tree last year, there’s been a hole in the landscape that we’re not quite sure how to fill. For this year, anyway, we just decided to throw some […]

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Saturday Night Parties

We double booked this Saturday night, with a Pig Roast at Oratamin and a fundraiser for the Nyack Parks Conservancy at Laura’s house on the Hudson. Both were super-fun. Rose at the club. For the last time this year. Ken […]

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Roost in Sparkill

With Sam having a sleepover at Sondra and Leigh’s, we took the opportunity to have a nice meal out! Roost for the win. Smoked fish platter, which has salmon, trout and smoked whitefish salad with all the accoutrements. Lovely. A […]

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Markt in Manhattan

A nice supper with Boo at Markt, a Belgian brasserie known for its mussels and beer. Still, they serve a very nice martini. We had shrimp cocktail: = Wings: Mussels with cream and garlic. Delicious. OK, I had a couple […]

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Sunset at the Farm

A lovely sunset this evening. This time of year they’re beautiful. Related posts: Saturday Night at the Farm: Margies, Movies and a Marvelous Sunset On the Longest Day of the Year, Rosé and a Beautiful Sunset A Beautiful March Sunset […]

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A Delicious Breakfast

Working from home this morning, so time for a lovely breakfast of eggs, ham, avocado and tomatoes. Yum. Related posts: Snowstorm Breakfast Breakfast at The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth Sunday Morning Breakfast at the House Breakfast in Boston: Eastern Standard

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Church Garden Fundraiser

As get-together for a fundraiser for the Columbarium. This year’s theme: Tapas. There is albarino, obvioulsy. Party throwers: Various tapas, including Manchego and membrillo. Mussels escabeche: Beautiful church. Sondra, with a little history lesson for the group. Washington Irving Ivy. […]

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Alice Waters’ Ratatouille

The great thing about Alice Waters’ Ratatouille recipe? You cook the eggplant first, then remove it while you cook the rest of the ingredients. Then it does not get slimy and soggy. The recipe is already here on the site […]

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Great Nyack Get Together

The Great Nyack Get-Together is a community event in Memorial Park meant to show Nyackers all the services and organizations that call the village home — and have things to offer, causes to join and programs to attend. Meanwhile, there […]

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Steve’s Burgers in Garfield

If you’re not following Steve’s Burgers on Instagram, you’re not living. The burgers he posts to the feed are so outrageously delicious looking that you won’t be able to help plotting a visit to his little burger shack on Route […]

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Campbell’s Birthday Party

A lovely afternoon grilling burgers, doing crafts and just relaxing with the neighbors. Faye always does such a nice job entertaining. .   Happy Birthday Campbell! Related posts: Campbell’s Birthday Party Birthday Party: Sam Turns 5! Samantha’s Birthday Party Carol’s Birthday […]

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First Fire of the Season

Sometimes a fire is more welcome when the day has been warm. It takes off the chill of the evening. We started outside with martinis — — and a few rounds of “My Little Pony.” Then the cold chased us […]

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Happy Birthday Campbell!

A neighborhood party for Campbell! The album cover: Happy Birthday! Related posts: Campbell’s Birthday Party Happy Birthday Claire! Happy Birthday James! Happy Sixth Birthday to Claire!

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Nyack Drive-In: The Wizard of Oz

Hooray for Kris and Rivertown Film. Another fun community event downtown: the screening of The Wizard of Oz on the telephone building. What a world! What a world! Related posts: Outdoor Movie Night Downtown: Cartoons! ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at […]

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Barrow House in Clifton

Delicious Green Goddess salad with shrimp at the Barrow House in Clifton. Related posts: Dinner at Hudson House in Nyack Mighty Quinn’s in Clifton Pizza at Mountain House in Sparkill Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque in Clifton

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Tomatoes at the Farmers Market

It’s just my favorite time of year to shop the market. With tomatoes like this, how can you resist? Related posts: Chattanooga Farmers Market Loaded for Bear at the Farmers Market Shopping in Palisades: the Market and the Farmers Market […]

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First Day of School: First Grade

First day of first grade, can you believe it? Our big girl. Obviously on the first day of school, we are out of coffee, so at the crack of dawn, I’m down at Starbucks. My reward: a beautiful sunrise. Always […]

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Labor Day at Oratamin

Nice weather this year for the annual Labor Day Games at Oratamin. I made Snappy Bloody Marys (and regular ones) for the club, Samantha competed in a few races, and, later, Candace and Chris joined us for a drink poolside. […]

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Sunday Supper at the Farm

Supper with the folks at the farm this Sunday. Only a few pics, but tomatoes are still a big part of the program. Snacks: Drinks: Tomatoes. Steak was also served. Good times! Related posts: Sunday Supper at the Farm Labor […]

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So Good in Closter

Out with my crew for lunch in Jersey at So Good, a new Korean barbecue restaurant that opened just a few days earlier. The restaurant is very cool and modern: Panchan: Cooking on the grill in the center of the […]

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Burrata Supper

With our own homegrown tomatoes. Delicious. Related posts: Brussels Sprouts Pizza and More at Burrata in Eastchester Sunday Night Supper: Pork Chops and Heirloom Tomatoes To Gemma, For Boo’s Burrata Pizza Saturday Night Supper on the Patio: Corn Soup and […]

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A Visit to the New York Botanical Garden

We’re back! We visited Chihuly once earlier this year, but it’s worth a second trip, not only for the artwork, but to see the Botanical in full bloom. We’d never been in August, and we highly recommend a summer trip. […]