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A weekend overnight in NYC for the premiere of Get On Up, gave me a chance to check out Smorgasburg, the outdoor foodie fest in Dumbo.
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The new Red36 is a welcome addition to the restaurant lineup in Mystic.
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Lulu DK offers a few versions of this tattoo, available at J. Horton in Madison. They’re elegant, feminine and, dare I say, pretty.
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For those that believe in the healing properties of gemstones, and even those that don’t, check out Mystic Zen Healing Jewelry.
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After dropping our only daughter at college, we headed to Hudson, NY for a few days of distraction.
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Food halls are THE thing right now in NYC and the new Gotham West Market offers a variety of noshes, plus cooking classes.
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It’s not often that one finds oneself on the red carpet OR on the dance floor with Mick Jagger. In my case, it’s exactly once in a lifetime.
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Whether you know every lyric to Matchmaker or not, you must go to Fiddler on the Roof at the Goodspeed.
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While most kids were bemoaning back-to-school, August Sundays found me anxiously ripping apart the paper, hoping to find buried treasure.
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On a whim, Joe and I decided to hightail it to Hudson, NY.
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After dropping our only daughter at college, we headed to Hudson, NY for a few days of distraction.
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It’s not often that one finds oneself on the red carpet OR on the dance floor with Mick Jagger. In my case, it’s exactly once in a lifetime.

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