July 23, 2014

ULIVjava – A Really Great Coffee

Mary Tedesco has been my personal trainer for the past ten years. Mary and her friend, Kathleen Schoen, a clinical nutritionist, co-founded ULIVjava, a company that seeks to create and promote truly healthy, great-tasting, superior coffee products. After tasting ULIVjava, I partnered up with Mary and Kathleen to bring you this delicious, organic, fair-trade coffee, which is infused with vitamins, minerals, and herbs, making it super-nutritious. Presently, there are two ready-to-drink iced coffees and three ground coffees.  Last week, the ULIVjava team went to a couple of my gyms in the Hamptons to promote these products.  I love everything ULIVjava stands for – health and wellness with your daily coffee!

July 22, 2014

I Hosted A KitchenAid Cook For the Cure Event

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It gave me great pleasure to host the KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen teams at our MSLO offices along with select bloggers to celebrate and share the 1,000 Cooks for the Cure initiative, which benefits Komen’s lifesaving work. Komen is, of course, the most widely known, largest, and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. After joining forces, these two teams have raised more than $9.5 million for the fight against breast cancer. The program’s 1,000 Cooks for the Cure initiative, encourages home cooks to gather family, friends, and colleagues to host their own fundraising parties between July 18-27. Funds are raised by asking guests to make a donation in any amount to Komen, in lieu of bringing wine, flowers, or a gift for the host. If you’re interested in hosting such an event, click here.

July 21, 2014

Picking Lilies For My Party

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This past weekend I hosted a fancy party at Lily Pond, my home in East Hampton.  I wanted the decorations to be very special and fortunately, all of the spectacular lilies have been blooming at my farm in Bedford.  I asked my gardener, Ryan McCallister, to pick as many of these glorious flowers as possible and pack them up so that the lilies could be safely driven to East Hampton where they were used in arrangements for the party.  Ah!  If only fragrance could accompany this blog!