June 19, 2013
The Lily List
Living the Good Life - Westchester, Food, Fashion, & Fun
I have a daughter in pre-school and as soon as school starts it's a waiting game for when she gets sick. This year, she was in school for a month and then got the Coxsackie Virus (sometimes referred to as hand, foot, mouth (HFM) disease). This is a painful sickness because your mouth is filled with sores. Because it's a virus, prescription medication is not available. Our pediatrician said the only thing we could do is let it run its course and give Children's Advil for the pain. My … [Read more...]
When my daughter sleeps I love to stare at her. Not because she looks so peaceful, but because I love her skin! I wish I took better care of my skin when I was younger and I didn't spend my summers suntanning. This is an example of me being very American. Woman in Asia cherish their skin. They drink lots of water, get regular facials, follow a strict daily regimen, wear hats with big brims when it's sunny. This is why Asian skin has been compared to porcelain. Pure, smooth, and "white". In the … [Read more...]
My much younger sister was home from college for the holidays so I decided to catch up with her at the Mediterranean restaurant, Eclisse, in White Plains. The restaurant was bright and open and the perfect setting for a sister's lunch.
I looked at the menu beforehand and knew I had to order the Sacchetti Tartufi. This was a pasta dish with three of my most favorite ingredients, black truffles, shiitake mushrooms, and pecorino cheese. It was delicious. The fresh pasta was stuffed … [Read more...]
I received a warm invitation from Susan Willoughby to come and visit her flower shop. This was the first flower shop invitation I received so I was anxious to check it out. When I first met Susan, nicknamed Willo derived from her last name Willoughby, she was just as warm as her invitation. Her passion of flowers, plants, and creating a beautiful atmosphere can be seen in her flower shop and her flower arrangements. This cozy shop has been around for over twenty-four years because of beautiful … [Read more...]
I was excited to dine at Orissa after hearing and reading so many good things from friends and publications like the NY Times. They were all right, the food was delicious. Orissa serves modern Indian food. When I first stepped into the restaurant I was surprised how bright and modern the space was. This is unlike all of the other Indian restaurants I have been to where the color palette is darker toned. I had a great experience at Orissa and I look forward to visiting again soon.
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Bacon Cheeseburger from Piper's Kilt, Eastchester
The answer is yes. You can eat a healthier hamburger by choosing lean ground meat, choosing a side salad instead of french fries, using a whole wheat bun, limiting the high fat toppings and adding lots of healthy toppings like lettuce and tomatoes. The bacon cheeseburger from Piper's Kilt might not fit any of criteria of a healthy burger but it's delicious...and remember you can always borrow the calories from another meal.
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My goal for the next home my husband and I own (one day) is to build or renovate a home with eco-friendly and reusable products, efficient energy, and maybe, just maybe, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. I am starting my research on products and services now so when this day comes (someday), I will have an idea of what I want and who I want to work with. As I go through this journey, I will share my findings with you.
I met Debbie Gartner from Westchester … [Read more...]
Being a mom of a toddler in school with a structured schedule, catching up with friends can really only happen over lunch so I am always looking for good "ladies lunch" spots. The criteria is great salads, fresh ingredients, and a comfortable atmosphere. I recently had a ladies lunch with a past co-worker at Red Hat Bistro in Irvington and was immediately blown away by the breathtaking view of the Hudson River. Being right on the water, the floor to ceiling windows frame this perfectly. My salad … [Read more...]
The first condo my husband and I bought after we got married was on Harney Road in Scarsdale. We still own the condo and rent it because I can't part with it yet, it has sentimental value to me. There was a restaurant around the corner, Millenneo. My husband and I will always remember the restaurant because one day when we were parking to dine we saw an elderly man get out of the car, walk around to the passenger side of the car to open the door for his wife, hold her hand, walk across the … [Read more...]
Very, very rarely do I go out and have a girls-only night out so when I do, I make sure I pick a place I am going to like. I had heard good things about the "5 at 5" happy hour at BLT Steak so this is where the girls and I needed to be. My friend Susie is single so we were also checking out the scene for fun and nice guys. The "5 at 5" was great, the scene not so great, maybe it was just that night, the crowd was older, many couples, but it didn't matter because we had a great time.
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