Author: Liz

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The Farm Gets New Chairs

Another DWR employee sale yields two sets of very beautiful chairs, one outdoor and one indoor. Moller dining chair:   Related posts: New (Old) Chairs at the Farm New Clock, New Chairs The Farm Gets New Porch Furniture Living Room […]

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Sunday in the Park (and at the Pool)

Karen’s visit continues with sunbathing, swimming and a concert in the South Nyack park. Randomly matching bathing suit and borrowed goggles: Obviously gin and tonics are involved. Yay! Related posts: Concert at Franklin Street Park The First Concert in the Park! […]

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A Visit with Karen

More pool time, this time with supper — and a special guest from Australia: Karen! Related posts: Fall at the Farmers Market, With Karen! Back at Ippudo, With Karen! To Harry’s, with Karen Aviation Cocktails with Karen

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Swimming and Sunning

Here’s the thing about repetitive shots of G&Ts and roses and Sam swimming. They show how often we enjoyed the swim club this summer. Most every weekend. Lots of weeknights, too. It was relaxing, easy and enjoyable. And she loved […]

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Summer Friday

  One last day off this staycation, spent sunning and swimming. Caprese! Back home, enjoying the summer sky.   Related posts: Fun Friday Relaxing at the Pool Summer Day at the Pool Summer Supper: Burgers and Tomatoes

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Pool Afternoon

On this vacation, an activity in the morning, and the pool in the afternoon. Cheers! Steak with arugula and tomatoes. Sammy and Mommy. Related posts: Photos from an Afternoon at the Pool Afternoon at the Pool Hot Dog Supper at […]

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A Visit to the Bronx Zoo

That was the big ask from this week: Mommy? Can we go to the zoo? Please? Please? I acquiesced. I have a few lessons learned to share here, too. First: Yes, go in the Bronx River Gate. But then drive over […]

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To Jersey, to See the Eclipse

The plan was to go to the Liberty Science Center to see the eclipse, and participate in a few of the activities they had organized to along with that. That plan was a bust. Lots of other people had the […]

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Dinner Party at the Farm

We welcome Kris and Tom back from Africa with a patio party, and they bring gin from Malawi! But first, an afternoon at the pool. A butterfly rests on my leg: My rose. Clams + prosciutto and pickles. Some recipe […]

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Pool Supper

More summer suppers — a beautiful Caprese, grilled zucchini, corn and chicken. Related posts: Grilled Pork Chop Supper Caprese Supper at the Pool Corn and Zucchini Salad Family Supper on the Porch

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Cocktails at Hi-Life

Heading out on the town. Ready, Kelli? Back to an old friend, Hi-Life. Love this sign. Always have. A martini is appropriate. Kelli had a minty gin drink. Afterwards, I met Karen at the Raines Law Room. And we supped at […]

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A Walk on the Highline

After lunch, a leisurely walk up the Highline — and all the way back to the apartment on the East Side. A good bit of exercise! Such a great project. Related posts: Lunch and a Walk with Sam Friend Me […]

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Untitled at the Whitney

A lovely restaurant week lunch at Untitled. Unfortunately, not many photos. But trust me, the food was delicious, the setting was beautiful and the company was a pleasure. Fluke crudo with cucumber, husk cherries, jalapeno and green tomato salsa: Roasted […]

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Calder in Motion at the Whitney

An enlightening trip to the Whitney, where,for the first time, I see what Calder had in mind with his mobiles. We’ve only seen them displayed as a still object before. During this exhibit, Calder: Hypermobility, a handler goes around with […]

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Charlie Bird in Manhattan

To New York, for a visit with Kelli and a delicious meal at Charlie Bird in SoHo. It starts with a martini. Cute place. Super loud, but the buzz was fun. Fried zucchini blossom. Crunchy and sweet. Delicious. Fluke. Isn’t […]

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Tomato Time

At the Nyack Farmers Market, where everything is beautiful. These cucumbers will soon be pickles. Still life with heirloom tomatoes. Related posts: Recipe: Watermelon-Peach-Tomato Salad with Chili and Lime Bloody Marys with Tomato Water Wheat Berry Salad with Zucchini and […]

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Flowers and a Story

More flowers for the office, and an evening on the patio with The Little Prince. A good Monday.   Related posts: On the Hunt for Evening Fragrant Flowers Ugly Flowers Cocktail Porch Flowers 2014: Shopping at Rosedale with Sam Barrel-Aged […]

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Caprese Supper at the Pool

It just doesn’t get old. And the best summer supper. Related posts: Hot Dog Supper at the Pool Relaxing at the Pool The Season’s First Caprese Salad! Brrr! Turning Blue at the Pool

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Behind the Scenes on a Facebook Live

lohud and NorthJersey.com collaborated on Facebook Live broadcast about a controversial topic that crosses the Rockland and Bergen border: an eruv, a border, in this case marked by PVC piping on telephone poles, that denotes a religious enclosure wherein Orthodox […]

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Lazy Sunday

A fun Sunday, with a breakfast at Art Cafe, a trip to the farmers market and an afternoon at the pool, where we celebrated Chris’ 50th and played a round of cornhole. We ended with a nightcap on the patio. […]

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Garden Update

An update on the fields at SCF, as of August 5. Variegated lace cap hydrangea. Coneflowers and zinnia along the fence. More limelight and conflowers. Cosmos. The zinnias did well in this post. I lament the loss of the pear […]

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Selfies in August

Actually the first two are not a selfies, but …. those glasses, tho. My new headshot, shot by the incomparable Tania. Heading to the beach with wine and a crossword. Related posts: First Storm of 2014: Sidecars and Selfies Selfies with […]

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Fun Friday

It was one of those serendipitous evening at Oratamin, when everybody decided to pack a picnic — and the gin and tonics — and make an evening of it. Children played, adults laughed, we all ate well. This is summer. […]

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Rick’s Club American in Congers

You know you’ve had a stressful day when all you photograph at dinner is your martini. A delightful evening, though, at Rick’s Club American with Sondra, Leigh and the little munchkin. Who obviously enjoyed her sundae.  Related posts: Full Circle: We’ve […]

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Kinchely’s Tavern in Ramsey

The famous Kinchley’s! Around since 1937, it’s been serving some of the best thin-crust pizza in the region for 80 years. Cracker-thin, and just as shatteringly crispy. Even though I am on my low-carb regimen, I had to have a […]

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Rock Out, Man! Crush Plays the Park

A super-fun concert this time around: Crush, a 80s and 90s cover band rocked the house. Everything from Def Leppard to Joan Jett to Bon Jovi. We loved it! Related posts: Concert in the Park The First Concert at the […]

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Se7te in Totowa

The pizza at Se7te is pretty darn good. But what I got had much fewer carbs. It was quite tasty indeed. Mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula. . . . . . ———————————- #foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #nom #nomnom #food #yummy #hungryaf #westchester #rocklandcounty […]