September 1, 2015

An Update on My Lily Pond Garden

Do you miss the hundreds of roses that had long been planted around my Lily Pond Lane home in East Hampton?
I know many of you recall I had all of the bushes dug up and transplanted at my Bedford farm a couple of years ago, where they are now growing and thriving quite nicely.The Lily Pond Lane gardens are also thriving - with beautiful perennials and other plantings. I wanted to share with you how much everything has grown and progressed. It’s been an amazing transformation, and I think you will be happy with what has taken shape… enjoy my photos.

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August 31, 2015

Peluche Visits the Veterinarian

Time to see the vet for a check-up…

Last week, Peluche visited her veterinarian for the first time. Dr. Marty Goldstein, of Smith Ridge Veterinary Center in nearby South Salem, New York, has been caring for my pets for many years. He practices integrative veterinary medicine - this means he combines the best of both conventional and alternative therapies for the cats and dogs under his care. Through this approach, Dr. Marty focuses on the wellness of pets, and the prevention of disease, by teaching and informing pet owners as much as he can about animal health.

Peluche, and two of my cats, Bartok and Princess Peony, all received good reports after their visit with Dr. Marty. Here are some photos…

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August 29, 2015

Rescue on the High Seas and a Lobster Reward

Boating is one of my favorite activities…

During my recent stay in Maine, a group of us, including my daughter, grandchildren, and Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and his family, went out for a day picnic and ride on my boat in Seal Harbor. It was a beautiful day - the waters were calm and the weather was clear. During the ride, we were taken by surprise when one of the two mechanical belts - the one which controls the water pump - suddenly came off. This caused the boat to overheat, and before we knew it, alarms were sounded and we were forced to turn off the engine. We were stranded at sea, very close to a rocky outcropping called Bunker Ledge. Despite the fact that my beautiful boat draws 18-inches, we were terrified about being tossed upon the rocky ledge, which was jutting out of the sea, and at the time inhabited by a few dozen sleepy Harbor seals, basking in the sunlight.

Fortunately, when out on the waters, boaters are always willing to lend a helping hand, and we were quickly towed back to the harbor, and then back to shore where we were able to make the needed repairs. Later that evening, we all enjoyed a delicious lobster dinner.

Here are some of the photos of our experience…

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