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Welcome Home–Updated traditions in a new setting

When I was growing up in Florida, we always opened new pajamas on Christmas Eve,” recalls Thalia Stamatelos, a Bedford Hills mother of two. “So I expanded that idea for my own kids. Each year, they get a crate filled… Read More

A Plum Part–Celebrating the season en pointe

Visions of Sugar Plum may  dance in the heads of young ballerinas, but when it comes to staging holiday classic The Nutcracker with local dance students, the role that’s right is sometimes unexpected. Sugar Plum twirls across the stage en… Read More

Ten Minutes With a Songwriter (who has billions of hits!)

Sam Hollander is huge! Make no mistake. Alas, unless you’re really focused on who writes and produces today’s music, you probably don’t know his name. Hollander’s songs have been streamed over four billion times! That’s billion! His biggest hit was… Read More

Second Act–Bruce Sabath on Stage

At 35 it seemed like Bruce Sabath had it all. Harvard undergrad, Wharton MBA. A successful career at American Express. A big house in Bedford. A brilliant and beautiful wife, Karen, remarkably successful in her own Wall Street career. And… Read More

The Christmas Spark–Inspiring a tradition of giving and more

I grew up in the ’70s in a New England duplex, which meant two houses stood side by side, joined in symmetry—unlike Manhattan, where I discovered a duplex apartment features two floors stacked on top of each other, much like… Read More

Tied With a Bow–The Trials of Wrapping Gifts

It’s deeply embarrassing, but no one in my immediate family can decently wrap a gift. It’s much worse than mere bungling; it’s awful, including reusing last year’s wrapping paper because I’m thrifty and don’t Brits do this? I believe this… Read More

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to give this holiday season? We have an outstanding guide of local goodies to choose from! Browse our special gift guide––featuring Eco-friendly items, local liquor, CBD, gift cards, getaways, entertainment, hostess gifts, unique items and more! Take a Read More

Road Bonds–The joy of car travel

I’ve been a fan of the road trip since I was a kid. I have fond memories of traveling with my parents and three brothers in mom’s olive green Ford Country Squire wagon, resplendent in all its woodgrain glory. Being… Read More

Barn Again–Repurposing an old barn

About ten years ago, we starting renting a weekend house in Rhinebeck—on the Hudson,” recalls Patricia Machado, who shares a home base during the week in Manhattan with her husband Jeff Neuman and daughter Sophie. “Jeff finally said we have… Read More

Ten Minutes with a Survivor–Mark Koller

Mark Koller is a retired executive. An inspirational teacher. A former Israel Defense Forces soldier. A loving husband, father, and grandfather. An esteemed engineer. An immigrant. An active community member. A holocaust survivor. Of the many ways to describe Koller,… Read More
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