Connecticut Restaurants: Arezzo Ristorante & Bar in Westport

Short Rib Tortellini at Arezzo

One of my favorite things that spring brings is al fresco dining. Whether it’s a backyard meal or drinks on a pretty restaurant patio with friends, there’s something about the combination of warm weather, cool friends and a soft breeze that makes it so special. When I approached Arezzo Ristorante & Bar in Westport, Connecticut, recently,…

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Connecticut Lobster Roll: Lake Zoar Drive-In

Zoar Drive In Connecticut Lobster Roll

Connecticut lobster rolls are warm, buttery sandwiches usually served on New England-style hot dog buns. Where can you find the best lobster roll in Connecticut? Today, check out the lobster roll at the Lake Zoar Drive-In. When I was a little girl, I would cross my fingers whenever we neared the Stevenson Dam on Route 34…

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Inside The Beekman Arms, America’s Oldest Inn

Beekman Arms

Nestled in the quiet village of Rhinebeck, New York, America’s oldest inn has played host to countless notable and important people since opening its doors in 1766. The Beekman Arms isn’t your typical place to stay — but that’s what makes it so special. As a girl growing up in Dutchess County, New York, sometimes…

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Boston Restaurants: Union Oyster House

Union Oyster House Salad with Shrimp

The historic Union Oyster House is located steps from Boston’s Freedom Trail and serves up authentic New England seafood and other tasty fare. When I headed to Boston for work awhile back, I asked friends for recommendations on where to go, what to do and especially what to eat. One of the first I received was a…

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A Look Inside the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel

Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel room

Planning a Philadelphia trip? There are so many Philadelphia hotels to choose from. Take a peak inside the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel, located a short walk from historic sites. Philadelphia is a city steeped in culture, history and tradition. From Franklin Square to the Liberty Bell to Love Park, there is so much to…

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What to Do with Kids: Visit Vanderbilt Mansion, Mills Mansion and Roosevelt Mansion

Hyde Park Rhinebeck Mansions

As a little girl growing up in Dutchess County, New York, our home was located a short drive from the Hyde Park mansions that give a glimpse into the gilded age. Vanderbilt Mansion, Mills Mansion and Roosevelt Mansion were all spots to visit, picnic, draw and enjoy. And now, more than 20 years later, they…

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Inside the Omni Parker House Boston

Omni Parker House Elevators

Traveling to Boston? Take a peak inside a historic Boston hotel located on the Freedom Trail. The Omni Parker House in Boston is a classic choice for New England travel. Pulling up to the Omni Parker House Boston’s School Street entrance, a valet rushes around to open the car door and sweep the car away. It’s like…

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From Connection to Curation: How Social Media Is Killing Our Relationships

Social Media is Ruining Our Relationships

  The creaking of doors opening, and slamming of them closing. The melodic chirps. The moo alert of something important. These are the sounds that punctuated my college years and early professional years — unless, of course, I remembered (and was motivated to) silence them. That rarely happened. For the better part of a decade,…

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