November 2015

A Closer Look: Society of Seasonal Secretkeepers

Santa is a tradition for many of us. We remember the excitement of writing our list every year, mailing it off to the North Pole, and trying to stay up late enough to catch the big guy putting presents under the tree. And while we teach our children to always be truthful, we can’t help but give them the same magic our parents gave us. So when the kids start

Paint & Poetry at Gun Hill Brewing Co.

Do you like poetry, spoken word, art, and music? Do you want to have fun while supporting a great cause? Then join us on #GivingTuesday for #GivingArtDay – a hot open mic night with NY’s best beer. Whether you want to get up on stage and perform, sit back and do some painting, or get down and dance to some music this is the place to be!   Music by

Photo Recap: 100 Watches Donated to Local Bronx Community Center

We love to highlight brands and businesses that support our community. Check out a recent event hosted in the Bronx where 100 watches were donated to children at a local community center: What: Kingsbridge Heights Community Center partnered with leading online watch retailer, DiscountWatchStore.com on October 22 to educate children in the Bronx on how to tell time. After a study revealed that more than 70% of children were unable

Holiday Entertaining & Gift Guide 2015

We’re so excited to share our recommendations for all things holiday! We will be adding to this guide as we post new ideas, so check back frequently! Please note: Some links are affiliate links.  ROUND UPS         APPLIANCES   For the one who loves to cook– this multi fry cooks, bakes, and broils. For the one who never has time to cook– this crockpot stirs during the

Taino's Santa Ride in the Bronx

On Sunday November 29th, over 70 Santas will make their way into the Bronx on motorcycles to raise funds for children in need in the Bronx. We’ve got the scoop on their route, so if you’re nearby, it’s a fun site for your little ones to see! What: Over 70 members of the Somos Tainos Motorcycle Club will make their annual pilgrimage from Westchester County to the Bronx in an

Checking Out the De'Longhi MultiFry

When it comes to kitchen appliances and NYC- it’s usually a matter of quality over quantity. Small counter space and barely-there storage really plays a factor in which kitchen must-haves it’s worth making room for in a small city apartment. We recently checked out an event downtown with DeLonghi- where we had the opportunity to check out their MultiFry, a Low-Oil Fryer and Multicooker. Will it pass the Do I Really Need

This Weekend at Wave Hill

THU, NOVEMBER 26    THANKSGIVING DAY Wave Hill is closed.   SAT, NOVEMBER 28    FAMILY ART PROJECT: HARVEST TIME HANGINGS Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM–1PM   SUN, NOVEMBER 29   

Personalized Santa Letters: Discount Code + Giveaway!

This time of year is so magical. The family gatherings, the holiday decorating, and letters to Santa! If your children believe in the magic, receiving a letter from the jolly old man in the North Pole is such an amazing surprise for them. We’ve teamed up with Santa Sent Me A Letter to bring you a discount code and a giveaway to create a personalized letter for your little ones!

Kid's Winter Haul at Kid City

We all know how expensive it can become when trying to buy new clothes for our children’s wardrobe each season. Unlike our own closet where we can just add a few new pieces, most kids don’t fit anything from the year before. It’s great to find those affordable go-to places where you can pick up some staple pieces to start each season with. So with $100 budget, we headed to Kid City

Retro Holiday Party with BJ's Wholesale Club

In between the big holiday family gatherings, it’s always fun to host a little something with friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday spirit and celebrate friendships. This season, old school fun is trending and is a great theme for holiday parties. You don’t have to spend your Christmas budget on your get together- simply dedicate a bar or table to include some era appropriate food and decor and

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, NOVEMBER 21    FAMILY ART PROJECT: CORNHUSK DOLLS Celebrate corn and harvest time! Listen to tales told by Native American storyteller Joe Cross, and hear about the power of a talking stick. Then tie, weave and shape dried husks into a single, cornhusk doll or corny doll family. Storytelling at noon. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.Harvest Weekend event. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM–1PM   SUN, NOVEMBER

Fall and Winter Faves from See Kai Run

When it comes to footwear for toddlers, comfort and the right fit come first- but fashionable is so much fun. When we went looking for some of our favorite fall and winter footwear for little ones, we fell in love with See Kai Run. Started in 2004 by a mom who had trouble finding sophisticated styles that also promoted healthy foot development, all of their shoes are proportionally engineered for a child’s