For reasons I cannot quite fully understand, my eight year old has not gotten over her “there’s a new baby in the house” jealousy even though her younger brother will be five (that’s years, not months) in a week.  They’ll be playing together happily but then things will take a turn for the worse. Cue […]

saltwater sandlas

Our friend Jessica went away on a last minute vacation to Mexico, and needed to get some sandals for her toddler overnight. She went on and found a huge selection of Saltwater sandals, all super on sale, starting at $12.


I grew up in Southern California, so the idea skiing for the day is a completely foreign.We would drive five hours in a sputtering diesel to Mammouth Mountain and would make a vacation of it.  I live in New York now and have only recently rediscovered my love and longing for skiing. Our friend Frank recently […]

exterior opener

If you live in the northeast and are looking for a winter family getaway, you should check out the Chateau Montebello, the world’s largest log cabin hotel, located in between Montreal and Ottawa. It’s a lovely place to be when it’s freezing outside—simultaneously impressive and cozy. Its lobby has a six-sided fireplace right smack in its […]

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