Author: Liz

garden

Garden Update: Limelights and Coneflowers

The garden is really bursting with blooms now! Coneflower delight: Little limelight. Big limelight. An all-white bouquet for the office. Related posts: Garden Update: Coneflowers, Pears and More Garden Update: Coneflowers, Cosmos, Blackberries and Butterfly Bushes Update on the Garden: […]

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Nyack Saturday

Coffee, breakfast an a little shopping. Art Cafe cap: My daughter in my glasses. At the mall, we pay the Samantha tax via carousel this time. Me, carouselling. Hunna trying on new clothes. Good times. Related posts: Back at the […]

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Amagansett Day 3

Day 3 of paradise on the East End. First, a bike ride. Good morning, sunshine. Trees. Now, to the beach. Wine at 3. Boo, at cocktail hour. We pop over the Lunch for a lobster roll. And back to the […]

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Amagansett Day 2

Still a bit cloudy, but nice enough for a walk over to the Art Barge. And a quick trip into town. Boo and Kelli play tennis. Friends. Cool weather costume. I’m walkin’ heah! Nice beach house. It’s getting warm, so […]

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Amagansett Day 1

A rainy day on vacation, but we make the best of it. Coming in from the LIE, the Parrish Art Musuem. Paddock in the rain. Wolffer vines. Trees. Out to lunch. Disco Fries. We will not be ordering. Rose. This […]

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Cousin Fun in Nyack

The last day of cousin fun for summer 2017. We wander Nyack, shopping and ice-cream eating. Girls! Hudson Mercantile: Kiam Records: Sarah! Good times. Related posts: Hudson House in Nyack Snow Day in Nyack A Saturday in Nyack Dinner at […]

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Ladies Night at Oratamin

The second annual ladies night at Oratamin was a blast! Last call for kid swim: s Snacks: Cocktail tables out of stumps. Conversation areas: Lights are pretty. Ladies who swim. Umbrella, just in case it rains. Pavilion. What fun! Related […]

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BDoF: Museum of the City of New York

A Big Day of Fun for the cousins, with a trip to the Museum of the City of New York. We public transport there. Girls on the subway. Selfies. A.Ham. The Schuyler Sisters! Werk! Really cool City Lab. You can […]

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Irving Penn at the Met

A wonderful collection of works by Irving Penn in this small but eye-opening exhibit at the Met. It was just manageable enough to be fun without overwhelming. And the art is remarkable. They set up one of his backdrops so […]

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Flora Bar in Manhattan

An absolutely divine fancy lunch at Flora Bar, with delicious cocktails, fabulous food and wonderful company. My bloody mary: Sarah’s deletable gin cocktail. Sarah and Laurie. Crab legs. Red shrimp and uni under nori: Unlike anything I’ve tasted before. Just […]

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Bar Centrale in Manhattan

Drinks before Sarah and Laurie head to the theater, at Bar Centrale on Restaurant Row. Perfectly civilized. Buffalo cauliflower. And, post-theater, a nightcap at the Rum House. Related posts: Pre-Theater Sushi at Kodama in Manhattan Rum House in Manhattan Pre-Theater […]

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River View East in Elmwood Park

After River View East won our hot dot taste test, I had to pay a visit to the actual restaurant. Two dogs, one all the way. Delicious! The 411 on River View East. Related posts: Drinks at Red Hat on […]

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Sophia in Englewood

A cocktail and a snack at Sophia in Englewood, after the Englewood Night Market. What a lovely place. I’ll be back.      Grilled octopus with celery and olives: Related posts: Get Thee to The Cookery Lunch: Salmon and Apples Five […]

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Afternoon at the Pool

Fun times with Kelli at the pool. Loa’s birthday ice cream! Patriotic G&Ts. Related posts: Photos from an Afternoon at the Pool Hot Dog Supper at the Pool Sam Gets a Kiddie Pool Sam and Greg Splash at the Pool

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BDoF NYC

Our Big Day of Fun in NYC centered around downtown this time. Federal Hall, Trinity Church, Eataly and Battery Park City for a viewing of the Statue of Liberty. George Washington at Federal Hall. The stone. Inauguration. Trinity Church. A.Ham. […]

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To Morristown, for History

Our beach day is a washout. So we decide to head to Morristown to see some Revolutionary War history. But first. Breakfast. And before that, a cool car. Little girls! With hot chocolate! In Morristown, at Jockey Hollow, we learn […]

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Boardwalk! Dinner and an Arcade

Our big night out! Robinson Ale House for supper, then a stroll on the Boardwalk with the kiddos. Not too many photos from dinner, but here’s my salad! Slick with rain. The Arcade Museum was a huge hit. Family. Related posts: […]

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The Beach, Asbury Park Edition

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the Jersey Shore! But an overnight with the girls seemed appropriate, so off we went. Beaching. It’s super hot, so we head to the Langosta Lounge for lunch. Margie. Lobster roll, […]

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Concert in the Park: Steven Swann

Cousins at the concert in the park. A Steven Swann extravaganza. Related posts: Sarah Arrives! Concert at the Park! Concert in the Park: Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra Last Concert in the Park The First Concert in the Park!

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Tick Tock Diner in Clifton

A famous New Jersey diner, indeed. I had the salmon. Ed had the Buffalo chicken salad. Large portions. Related posts: Breakfast at City Limits Diner Lunch at Rockport Diner Happy Hour at City Limits Diner A Tale of Two Breakfasts […]

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Supper at the Ranch

Supper with the family. We brought our signature smoked chicken over. Leigh provided cocktails. \ Sleepover! Sisters. Related posts: Saturday Supper at The Ranch Supper at the Ranch Sloppy Joe Supper at the Ranch Supper at the Ranch

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Afternoon at Oratamin

An afternoon at the pool club. Sunning selfie, Hot dog. Tree sky. G&T and my book. Poolside. Then home for a nightcap. Related posts: Photos from an Afternoon at the Pool Oratamin Clean Up Day Sunday Afternoon in the Garden […]

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Anniversary Dinner

Happy Anniversary to us! A dinner at Roost.     Mussels: Ribs: Related posts: Sausage and Beer Dinner, 10th Anniversary Dinner at Roost in Sparkill Dinner at Roost in Sparkill Dinner at Roost

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New Hair

After my visit to Christine Cordey Salon! Related posts: Hair and Makeup! A Photo Shoot for 201 Samantha Combs Her Hair, Sort Of Salon Planning

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A Taco Affair in Little Falls

A cool new taco spot near the office, where you can get lettuce wraps instead of tortillas. Hooray! Related posts: Supper at Surf Taco The Taco Project, Tarrytown Lunch at Surf Taco Lunch at Henry’s Farm to Table at Buttermilk […]

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Varka in Ramsey

A highly regarded Greek restaurant in Ramsey, mostly known for its deft hand with seafood. We had a couple of drinks and snacks. Martini. Moscow Mule. Lobster gyros. Shrimp with lemon and capers. Inside. Men who drink. Our table was […]

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Happy Independence Day!

First, a pot-luck lunch at the club, then an evening of fireworks at the park. Flowers from the farm: Our contribution: a sugar snap pea salad with mint and feta. I am actually reading a book! Wet rat. Down at […]

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Party at Kris and Bill’s!

Kris and Bill threw a Fourth of July barbecue, and the food, of course, was excellent. Marinated chicken. Sausage. Spanakopita. Salads. Unfortunately, I did not photograph said food. I did, however, photograph Bock’s hot dog Tshirt: And Samantha in an […]

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Family Brunch

Chris came to town for a wedding, and we met for a family brunch at the Hudson House. Sondra, Sam, Chris: Shirred eggs. (Delicious!) Chris and Aiya: Family! Related posts: Easter Brunch at the Hudson House Brunch at Barcel: We […]