May 2017

Summer Favorites from Stride Rite

  By Nicole Jackson With summer fast approaching, this is usually the month that I start getting my little one ready to swap out the old clothes & shoes- out with the old and in with the new. And when it comes to summer, there are so many functional options out there- but not all are as ‘fashion forward’ and as practical as I would like. Thankfully I received an

Top Picks from the New York Baby Show

The New York Baby Show, located each year on Pier 94 in NYC, is absolutely the best and biggest baby show around. This year, we were once again invited out by Momtrends to head to the show and check out the latest from both baby and toddler brands. At the show, you’ll find venders from various brands and companies- all about helping you pick the best products for your lifestyle.

Champs For Autism Celebrates Their Third Annual Fashion Show at the Mall at Bay Plaza

On Sunday, May 21st over 100 NYC residents gathered at the Bay Plaza Mall, who graciously sponsored their space for the 3rd Annual Champs for Autism Fashion Show hosted by Alaina Reid. The event organized by High Society Event Management included performances from Teen Philly School, Persia Wilcox and Qew Lunel. The models who participated ripped the runway in clothes sponsored by the GAP KIDS ranging from formal-wear, career-wear, and spring-wear. Although

7 Sing for Hope Pianos Will Be Located in the Bronx

  Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope (SFH) Pianos back to the streets of New York City this summer and 7 of those pianos can be found in the Bronx. From June 5-25, as a celebration of the work Sing for Hope does in communities year-round, 60 Sing for Hope Pianos will be placed in parks and public spaces in high traffic locations across all five

BOLD Cancer Wellness Program Seeking Volunteers

Are you a Bronx Cancer Survivor? Have you been thinking about what you might want to do to enrich your life or another’s this year? If so, you may want to consider becoming a BOLD Buddy as part of the  Integrative Oncology Program at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.  BOLD Buddies are cancer survivors who provide treatment companionship, clinic visits, and phone support to newly diagnosed cancer patients who are isolated,

Composting in the Bronx

I recently started a tiny outdoor garden for my daughters to help maintain and enjoy. Before then, we’d only really done herb gardens and other window planting, so we were all excited to see that it’s been growing already. The small step of gardening really got me excited about other ways I can think about the environment and make our footprint smaller- for example, composting. If you didn’t already know,

Celebrity Stylist Opens Bronx Hair Salon

A new hair salon is in town. Hair House, owned by celebrity hair stylist and Bronx native Dana Fiore, recently opened on Middletown Road in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.  Last week I had the chance to sit in Dana’s chair for a blowout and talk hair, celebrities, and of course- the Bronx. About Dana Dana went to beauty school right out of high school in 1999. She

Spring Baptism Celebration Using Decor From Oriental Trading

  Last month, both of my daughters were baptized. It was a beautiful ceremony during Sunday mass with a few other families and then a small family gathering afterwards. I wanted to take something simple and make it beautiful, so after church we headed to a nearby historical library where I set up a table for a family style dinner. The library itself is beautiful, so I chose very neutral

Giveaway:  Win a Family 4-Pack to Opening Night of UniverSoul Circus 

For the first time ever, UniverSoul Circus is making its way to Mt. Vernon for 26 shows. We’re bummed they aren’t coming to the Bronx this time around, but super excited to have them just a 20 minute ride away! Now in its 24th season, UniverSoul Circus returns stronger than ever, boasting some of the most phenomenal acts ever to grace center ring. Returning by popular demand – viral internet

Crosstown Diner Giveaway

  When it comes to diners, Crosstown Diner is a staple in the East Bronx. Located right off the Bruckner Expressway service road and East Tremont Avenue, who knows how many breakfasts, lunches, family dinners, and late night cravings they have fulfilled. In NYC, a local diner is a staple in everyone’s home- the place where you can count on the simplicity of a deluxe burger, or get as close as

Checking Out the Lenovo Yoga Book

  We recently had the chance to check out the Lenovo Yoga Book. What feels like a cross between a laptop and a tablet, it’s an insanely lightweight device with a halo keyboard, real pen, and 15+ hours of battery life. It can be opened up and used as a laptop, folded and used like a tablet, or you can turn the keyboard off and sketch with the real pen