I should have realized beforehand that when you visit Disney, you will spend a lot of money on souvenirs. Call me naive, but I was stunned at how much more commercialized this place is than on my last visit 20 … Continue reading
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I hadn’t been to Disney in over 20 years, so maybe I’d forgotten about how much there is to see, buy, and, yes, eat. Everywhere we turned, there were treats for the kids (and grown-ups). But, hey, we were on … Continue reading
Like many New Yorkers, I have been thinking a lot about our late mayor, “Hizzoner” Ed Koch, who died last week. As a child who grew up in and around New York City in the late 1970s & early 1980s, … Continue reading
Four years ago (R. age 5, S. age 2):
I read about History to a Tee in last month’s Earnshaw’s trade magazine. And with Martin Luther King Day, President Obama’s 2nd inauguration, and Black History Month all approaching, there’s never been a better time to check out this collection … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: This post was first published in December 2011. I have to tell you about another amazing NYC event I attended recently–a party at FAO Schwarz to kick-off the holiday launch of Mastercard’s “Priceless New York” campaign. Perhaps you … Continue reading
30 years ago, You Can’t Do That on Television (featuring a young Alanis Morrisette and buckets and buckets of Nickelodeon’s now-famous slime) was one of my favorite TV shows. Who else watched it?
Right before the holidays, I fell down the rabbit hole at Etsy, searching for vintage wrapping paper. As a paper-phile, you know I enjoy hunting down the best wrapping paper in addition to the best gifts. And once I started … Continue reading
It’s funny how furniture come back in style. I’ve been thinking about getting a media console/low dresser to put in our living room to house our DVDs, Wii games, and the like. I like mid-20th century furniture design (a la … Continue reading
I found this ad in a National Geographic magazine my parents saved from 1955. Funny, right? (My 9yo: “Mommy, what’s a ‘negative’?”) .