Norman Rockwell, America’s Illustrator


It is no secret that I love to travel, but there is one time a year that I long to be home.  Christmas time.  I usually save up enough vacation time to add onto company holidays to solidify two weeks off from my full-time sales career.  Upon telling one of my customers last week about […]

Memories Hanging on the Christmas Tree

The Breakers Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island this past May.

Over the last five years, I have transitioned my thinking and began to focus on experiences knowing that both my son and I will be left with the gift of memories.  Knowing that memories start to fade with time, I try to preserve our memories by making scrapbooks of our special life moments and blogging […]

Holiday House Tour at Westbrook Estate

Christmas time at Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

One of my favorite things about living on the east coast is the history that accompanies the landscape.  I particularly enjoy house tours and set out this month to take in the splendor of the holidays at Westbrook Estate.  This 68-room mansion is now known as the Manor House at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum on […]

A NYC Christmas


I love New York City through all seasons, but the Christmas holiday is my favorite time to be out and about in the city.  To borrow a line from the Rockettes, it is “spectacular.”  I know Thanksgiving is next week and most of you are probably thinking “can we at least enjoy the turkey and […]