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3 Steps for an Easy Autumn Picnic or Pique-Nique

spread Whether you call it a Picnic or Pique-Nique, Autumn is the perfect time for an outing…or to be specific to the translation of the French: an outing with food! (BTW: Since 1991, “Pique-Nique” no longer requires a hyphen per the approval of the Académie Francoise.) Regardless, here are my 3 Steps for an easy, breezy Autumn Picnic or Pique-Nique:

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NYC Splish, Splash & Sparkle

  walk fountain One of the best things about being in the city this summer is the opportunity for a fun schedule ….of  work and outdoor play before lunch time.  In NYC,  I am usually dressed in a suit for work, so any playful Splish, Splash & Sparkle usually takes place near one of the city’s fountains…

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Time to Bid Farewell

Sparkling Signs of Life

Yellow walking Maybe It is time to bid farewell and try to shake-away from the doldrums that are often caused by a winter season filled with months of early morning chills, frost, ice storms,  power-outages  and personal or family challenges.   Now is the time to enjoy the sunshine, clean out our closets and feed our soul by focusing on all the Sparkling Signs of Life … the Sparkling Signs of Spring!

Spring Equinox

Each year, in late March or April, the first signs of winter’s departure …

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Vegas Sparkle and Substance

Money   If I say “Sparkle” and “Vegas” in the same sentence, no one is surprised….but if  I use the word “substance”, well let’s just say that it’s rare to hear (or see in print) that word  anywhere near a mention of the City of Lights or Sin City.  Nevertheless, my ten days at the largest shopping event for the jewelry industry…. were all about Vegas Sparkle AND Substance!

Keynote Sparkle

I was  honored to kick-off the sparkle-marathon  with the Keynote for the jewelry show, LUXURY by JCK. During the first three days of Vegas Jewelry Week, the LUXURY SHOW is an invitation-only show for Luxury Retailers.  My keynote presentation on day-one was definitely Sparkling, because I was wearing an amazing Diamond necklace that is valued more than …

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Perfect Sparkle, Not-so-Perfect Snack

AC Pretzel 1   When I’m in NYC, I  always stop at the Time Warner Center! Inside there is a giant Whole Foods Market, which is a great stop before visiting friends (I love their flowers and food-to-go bars). There are also great restaurants and the Bouchon Bakery & Café is perfect for lunch.  Ok, I know there is also  great shopping, but you already know from a previous blog post, that I love great food- even early in the day!  (BTW: My inspirations for NY eats is the blog: EatingMyNYC.com ) Notwithstanding all of the temptations inside Time Warner …

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