April 29, 2016

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016

It's always so much fun when energetic and enthusiastic children visit our offices for a day of learning.

Yesterday, we observed “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” at our New York City office in the historic Starrett-Lehigh Building. It is an educational program in the United States where parents are encouraged to bring their children to the work place for one full day. This extremely popular initiative was started in 1993 by feminist and activist, Gloria Steinem, and the Ms. Foundation for Women. Originally called “Take Our Daughters To Work Day,” it was expanded to include sons in 2003. This year, we had nearly 30-children ages six to 14 years, attend our activities, which included arts and crafts, and a tour of our large facility. Enjoy these photos…

Tomorrow, I will share with you the special Facebook chat I hosted with Kevin Sharkey. I invited all the children to be my guests for a wonderful show on arranging and caring for tulips.

April 28, 2016

New Bareback Pads for My Horses

As you all know, I am an avid horseback rider, and love to go out for rides on my Friesians. An important part of riding is making sure the horse has a well-fitted saddle or pad. When this equipment doesn’t fit properly, the horse is not happy and can actually experience all sorts of physical problems. This can also be a danger for a rider
if the horse is not comfortable with something on its back. My stable manager, Betsy Perreten, is always on the lookout for the best equipment, and keeps track of my horses’ needs.

Recently, it was time to replace our Natural Ride pads. Here are some photos of what they are, how they work, and why we use them here at Cantitoe Corners.

April 27, 2016

A Visit to Charleston, South Carolina

Business trips are always most enjoyable when I can also squeeze in a little time to learn about the wonderful cities I visit.

Recently, I flew down to historic Charleston, South Carolina for the Volvo Car Open, a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women, held every year since 1973. The Open is sponsored by our partner, Meredith Corporation, and Family Circle magazine. The event launched with a reception held in the famous 19th century Cigar Factory - now South Carolina's premier mixed-use destination for high-end retail, professional, culinary and event experiences.

While in the area, I also had the chance to see some of Charleston’s beautiful and historic homes, shop at some of the exquisite antiques centers, and visit with good friends. Here are some of my photos - enjoy.