AriZona Launches New Sparkling Mineral Water

AriZona’s new sparkling mineral water line has recently launched within the New York Metro area. Available in five refreshing flavors, there’s a taste for every mood. Flavors include Strawberry, Pineapple Coconut, Orange Grapefruit, Lemon Lime and Black Raspberry. Each contain no calories or sweeteners.

The packaging is so cheerful and eye-catching. The bright vintage etched fruit illustrations really capture your attention and brings a whole new look for the next generation of AriZona. My favorite sparkling water flavor is Orange Grapefruit but it was a tough choice!

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Autumn Harvest Lasagna Recipe and Giveaway

In celebration of autumn, I am so pleased to introduce my readers once again to Lagostina, a renowned brand founded in Italy that specializes in tinplate cookware. Make sweet and savory dishes with their NEW Lasagnera pan that is available exclusively at Williams-Sonoma.com and retails for $199.99. This high quality, durable pan is perfect for creating traditional lasagna dishes and non-traditional fare for every season and occasion.

Fresh, bold ingredients are so important when it comes to creating the perfect lasagna recipe. With this particular recipe I created, you have the freedom to use as little or as much of certain spices and vegetables as you desire. The key to baking success is with a sturdy, high quality pan. Lagostina’s new Lasagnera is so ideal for baking your favorite lasagna recipe in.

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An Interview with the Founder of Idalia Baudo Jewelry

I am so thrilled to introduce you to one of my favorite jewelry brands, Idalia Baudo Jewelry. Each stunning piece in the collection is handmade in Tuscany, and has unique design patterns and textures of woven couture silver and gold mesh. Pieces are crafted from sterling silver, gold vermeil and rose gold. Best of all, each exquisite statement piece is affordable, with prices ranging from $80-$400. Each is so lightweight, feminine, and so soft to the touch.

Each signature design embodies contemporary chic with an edge of sexy and daring, ideal for wearing out to dinner, the theater, out with the girls, or that special event. The beautiful gift wrap even rivals that of world-renowned jewelry stores that line 5th and Madison Avenues. Below, read my exclusive interview with the Founder, Idalia Baudo. We discuss how the brand was founded, the inspiration behind her unique craftsmanship, and about her experience at Jill Zarin’s Lux Lunch.

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An Interview with Markus Bender of Nordic Beach

It is a pleasure to introduce my readers to Nordic Beach, a company based in Southern California that has created a cozy, super-soft wrap jacket that can be worn year round. Their jackets currently come in three colors: Fluffy Gray, Fluffy Black, and Fluffy Frappe. These are perfect to wear everywhere: shopping, sporting events, yoga, work, a ski trip, the mountains, or anywhere you want to be comfy and cozy!

I love my Nordic Beach jacket so much! I will be wearing mine to the Hamptons International Film Festival this autumn, out to the park with my children, to the beach, and out shopping. The jacket is especially ideal for postpartum moms. When my son is born, the jacket will help protect him from the wind and the elements as I will be ‘wearing him’ as I am out and about.

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The East Hampton Aviation Association hosts “Just Plane Fun Day”

On Saturday, September 9 from 10am-3pm, the East Hampton Aviation Association hosted a “Just Plane Fun Day” at the East Hampton Airport in Wainscott. This family friendly event was well attended and attracted aviation enthusiasts, animal lovers, and families of all ages who enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day while exploring notable aircraft that span from across decades. Upon entry, there was a suggested $5 donation to the Aviation Association per family as well as raffle tickets sold. Raffle entrants had the opportunity to win aviation-related prizes, including local sightseeing flights offered by several of our local pilots.

The day featured classic and unique aircraft, vintage warbirds, military flybys and demos as well as food from gourmet food trucks including: Noah’s on the Road, Fry Daddy, and Blondies Bake Shop. A concurrent vintage car show was also held which included models from the 1920’s through the 1990’s. Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue was also at the airport with adorable, playful puppies up for adoption. It was so much fun to be able to see the aircraft up close! We took our photos in front of several aircraft models and had the opportunity to meet the owner of a select few. We even saw one aircraft up for sale.
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