June 22, 2017

A Dinner to Benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute

I love entertaining outdoors, especially when it’s for a good cause.

Last weekend, at the East Hampton, New York home of my friends and neighbors, Lisa and James Cohen, I co-hosted a lovely dinner for a group of nearly 100-supporters of the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization. James and Lisa have hosted their annual HMI “School’s Out” cocktail benefit for several years, but this year, they wanted to add an intimate dinner to the evening gathering. Chef Pierre Schaedelin, from PS Tailored Events, and I planned a delicious meal, inspired by some of my favorite summertime dishes. The menu included gazpacho, paella and grilled ribeye steaks - plus a buffet of delectable desserts. I was so happy to take part in this fun and successful event.

Enjoy these photos.

June 21, 2017

Bleaching My Teeth at Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor

Every year and a half, I go to Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor in New York City for a teeth bleaching. I am very lucky that I already have my own very good natural teeth, but Dr. Lowenberg insists that I keep them white by this long procedure - he says it is much better than veneers.

I  schedule such a procedure for the end of the day when I have no parties to attend. After bleaching,  you cannot drink coffee, tea, red wine, or eat dark colored foods for five days. There is also a secondary procedure that includes bleaching trays that has to be followed at home for five more days after the office bleaching. The offices of Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor are extremely busy. They are famous for cosmetic dentistry and many well known people who grace the covers of magazines and television shows visit the doctors regularly. I have been going for 20-years since my daughter, Alexis, first introduced them to me.

Enjoy these selfies - that's right, I took every single one.

June 20, 2017

A Delivery from Valley Vet Supply for My Horses

As you all know, I am an avid horseback rider, and love to go out for rides on my handsome Friesians. Horses are amazing animals. I have always appreciated them for their beauty and their companionship. I have nine residents in my stable - five Friesians, a Fell pony, and three Sicilian donkeys. Caring for equids is a huge responsibility, but it brings me great joy to see that they are happy and in the best possible health.

One of my favorite sources for good, quality supplies is Valley Vet Supply in Marysville, Kansas. Established by two veterinarians in 1985, Valley Vet Supply focuses on providing top products for dogs, cats, equines, and livestock. Recently, they sent us a delivery filled with lots of tools, supplements, and other accessories for my horses.

Enjoy these photos.