This week has been a bit of a trying one. While everything I have going on is exciting and I am grateful for it all I am finishing this week exhausted and with a cold to boot. I rarely if ever get sick, and when I do it is almost always stress induced. With that said my apologies that I have been light on the posting this week!
This past weekend was one of indulgence. Doug and I were in East Hampton for the holiday weekend, and we certainly made the most of it. We checked out the Hampton’s Film Festival, ate an amazing dinner at Tom Colicchio’s new Topping Rose House ( it was very dark so sadly no photos), rode the new Soul-Cycle bikes at the Bridgehampton Barn, and spent many hours lazing around. It was the perfect way to end my Birthday Week (yes I said week). There is no place I would rather be than by the beach with my husband and dog. It truly is my happy place. Read more
I grew up surrounded by coffee and coffee drinkers. My father made his career in coffee, sugar and cocoa, and by the time I was a teen I was enjoying a cup or so of java a day. There were always bags of exotic coffee in our house and the smell still makes me nostalgic for my childhood. You can imagine the shock in my family when I quit drinking coffee about four years ago! For me quitting coffee was a huge step in cleaning up my eating and drinking habits. Not only did I quit coffee but I also was finally able to quit dairy as the skim milk in my daily latte was the last vestige of dairy in my diet.
Do you ever find a store that you love so much you want to visit every day? That is how I feel about wellNEST in Sag Harbor, the second stop on my Hamptons green juice tour! Located in a historic Sag Harbor house, wellNEST is an extremely well curated lifestyle store that carries some of my favorite goodies from Tara Harper Skincare and Priti nail polishes, to loveshackfancy dresses, to fantastic one of a kind gifts for anyone in your life. On a recent visit I spotted an “Adopt a Meerkat” kit which may just end up in the Christmas stocking of several animal lovers I know!
Whenever I travel for any period of time I always make sure I know what my green juice options are where I am going. One of the many, many things I adore about The Hamptons is the plethora of spots to get green juice. While I am here I never have to worry about getting my daily juice in!
We just got back from a fantastic week in Los Angeles. L.A. is truly one of my favorite places to visit. For years my mother, sister and brother lived there so I always feel at home when visiting. L.A. is also the last place I saw my brother before he passed unexpectedly so being there always makes me feel close to him. It’s amazing how certain places hold very powerful and charged memories.
I think I can safely say that I have tried every juice cleanse on the island of Manhattan. From one to seven days programs, I have sipped my way through them all! While I have enjoyed most of the juice cleanses I have taken on I find that drinking green juice and eating an extremely clean diet each and every day works much better for my body than the occasional juice cleanse. However, there are some times when I want to kick things up a notch and really do some deep internal cleaning. By juicing I can give my body a break from digestion so it can spend it’s time doing some much needed “housekeeping”.
Memorial Day weekend is my favorite weekend of the year. It is the unofficial, official start to summer and for me and Doug that means the start of weekends away from now until September. Doug, Maddy and I split our summer weekends between the Hamptons with my family, the Hudson Valley with his, and the Connecticut shore where I serve on the board of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. It’s a lot of hours in the car but well worth it for all the sunshine and time out of the concrete jungle of NYC.
It is no secret that I am a fan of easy, healthy snacks. At any given time you can find me with a large assortment of goodies in my purse, from crudite to dark chocolate. I never like to be caught without something to keep me from getting hangry (hungry and angry).