December 7, 2022

Village Winter Market in Bedford, New York

This holiday season, if you come across a winter market where you live, stop in and support the small businesses in your area - it's inspiring to meet the entrepreneurs and to learn about their specialties.

Last weekend, I visited the Village Winter Market in Bedford, New York - a two-day event featuring more than 15-local vendors selling everything from ceramic, glass and wooden wares for the home to beautiful handmade jewelry and festive holiday decorations. The holiday fair was the first of its kind and launches a series of seasonal markets where entrepreneurs can gather together and share their products and expertise.

Enjoy these photos.

December 6, 2022

Miami Art Week 2022

If you're ever in the Miami, Florida area around this time of year, I encourage you schedule your visit during Art Week to see some of the greatest pieces of the 20th and 21st centuries - it truly is an event for all art enthusiasts.

Last week, I attended the 20th edition of Art Basel, which is the sister event to Art Basel held each June in Basel, Switzerland. This year, Art Basel Miami showcased more than 280 prominent galleries taking part from 38 different countries, including North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. I also viewed pieces at the Rubell Museum, owned by longtime collectors and Miami residents, Don and Mera Rubell. In addition, I enjoyed fun dinners, parties, and time with good friends. It was a packed couple of days, but it's well-worth the trip every year.

Here are some photos.


December 5, 2022

Keeping My Horses Warm with Turnout Rugs from Horseware Ireland

The handsome Friesians and Fell pony here at my Bedford, New York farm are all ready for winter.

My horses spend most of their time outside in their paddocks - running, rolling, and grazing. Now that colder weather has arrived here in the Northeast, it’s important that they all have well-fitted turnout blankets to keep them warm and dry. My stable manager, Helen Peparo, and I use the Rhino® Hexstop Plus Turnout Rugs from Horseware Ireland, a company based in Dundalk that focuses on making breathable equine covers that don’t leak, rip, or slip. I've been using products from Horseware Ireland for years and am so please with how they fit and protect the horses from the cold.

Here are some photos and a short video, enjoy.

And here's a brief video showing how comfortable the horses are with their rugs - they can run and play in them without any restrictions.