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Upcoming #MomMogulsBreakfast & More…Friday, April 24th 2015
|The 3rd Annual Divamoms Mom Moguls Breakfast taking place on May 7th from 9:00am-11:30am at Urbo in Times Square. Join Veronica Del Gatto and myself as we moderate a panel with fellow mom moguls who will share their stories of leading successful careers while staying committed to their families. You only have a few more days to snag tickets at the reduced rate of $95. After April 27th, the price goes up to $125. Don’t forget to include a question for our panelists when you email RSVP@divamoms.com to sign-up to attend.|
#MomMoguls will not give up on their Dreams
There’s no way your family is expecting you to cook for them on Sunday, May 10th, the one day all year that we are entitled to have off. Here’s some special #DeLysscious spots you might want to request brunch reservations be made to celebrate YOU:
Colicchio & Sons is offering a special spring three-course prixe fixe in the Dining Room highlighting the season’s best ingredients.
Your family can enjoy unlimited juice and soda onboard Bateaux New York’s Mother’s Day Plated Brunch Cruise , and mom receives a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne.
You can truly feel like a queen by indulging in Bouley’s six course tasting menu. Jackets are required for men.
Mother’s Day can be the perfect occasion to check out the new Rainbow Room. Live entertainment will be provided along with your delysscious Sunday Brunch.
Almanac is offering the best of Chef Galen Zamarra’s hyper-seasonal menus where you can choose from their 3, 5 and 8 course prix fixe.
Scarpetta will be serving a full a la carte menu as well as a 4 course Mother’s Day prix fixe, with a LDV wine pairing included.
Enjoy Hotel Chantelle’s famous jazz rooftop brunch featuring Executive Chef Seth Levine’s banana foster waffles, smores french toast, lobster benedict, egg crostini & more.
If your husband and children prefer to wait on you hand and foot at home instead of dining out, here’s a great recipe for them to whip up in your honor. In The Kitchen With KP’s Overnight Stuffed Strawberry French Toast will let you know how berry much they love you:
Now that it’s got that teen thing figured out, AwesomenessTV wants to talk to their moms. The Web video company plans to launch Awestruck, a new digital brand aimed at moms of the millennial generation, sometime later this year. Awestruck will produce original short-form video for YouTube, Facebook and Verizon Wireless’ upcoming video service. The content will include a mix of comedy, mom-oriented talk shows, celebrity-driven series and even scripted dramas for Mom’s “in-between time.”
#SpringHasSprung-Monday, April 20th 2015
Nothing like waking up to a #RainyMonday
The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and everyone has a spring in their step! Spring has finally arrived in New York City! And the best part is that we know the weather is only going to continue to get better and warmer.
In honor of Earth Day, here’s a way to “gild” your child’s outgrown shoes for a “green” keepsake gift that honors the past, while nurturing sprouts for the future. They’ll make a special gift for Mother’s Day! By Julie Williams http://www.education.com/activity/article/make_a_gilded_sneaker_planter/
What You Need:
- Pair of discarded, well-loved kid sneakers
- Container of Modge Podge outdoor decoupage glue—available in craft stores
- Can of gold spray paint
- Small bag of potting soil, available at hardware stores or nurseries
- Six-pack or a couple of 4-inch pots of small spring flowers, such as mini-carnations, primroses, pansies, miniature snapdragons or dianthus, all of which are bright and compact
- Optional: decorative sphagnum moss to cover potting soil around plant roots
What You Do:
- First, make sure that the sneakers you choose are clean and dry. Your glue and paint need to stick directly to the surface of your shoes!
- Lay your shoes on a surface protected by a plastic cloth, preferably outdoors. After all, you’ll be messing with glue, paint, and dirt—irresistible to kids, maybe, but not so fun on your dining room table.
- Now it’s time to break out your “Modge Modge” glue. This is a water based, acrylic sealer, available in all sorts of varieties at your local craft store. Note: for this project, your best bet is the “outdoor” type. Your child can paint it on, and it will harden into a waterproof, protective layer. Have your child cover the entire outside of the shoe, as well as the parts of the inside that she can reach with the brush, and aim for at least two coats.
- When the glue has dried, you will have a pair of stiff, preserved, waterproof shoes. You can use them as is, but for an extra-festive touch, you can also paint them with gold spray paint. Just take them outdoors to a well protected, well-ventilated area. They end up looking “gilded”—but at a fraction of the cost, and with the added bonus of having been created by your child!
- To finish off your “shoe planters,” have your child stuff the inside of the shoe with potting soil, and then let her place 1-2 blooming seedlings in the shoe’s opening. Miniature carnations in red, pink, and white are classics for mother’s day, but you and your child can plant whatever you like. This time of year, local nurseries carry a wide range of lovely spring flowers that will work just great.
- When you’re done, your plant may cover all visible dirt, but if you’ve got any of it showing, try adding a bit of decorative sphagnum moss. With regular, gentle watering, your seedlings should last several weeks, and then you can even replant them outdoors. Your sneaker planters, meanwhile, can be rinsed gently and refilled many times over.
#ItShouldaBeenYou-April 19th 2015
Last night 20 #DivaMoms had a #DivaMomsTheatreClub night out at the #FabULyss new show
Tony Award® winners Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris lead this wonderful cast in this hilarious new musical about the day of a wedding and the hijinks that ensue. Directed with a comedic flair that felt like a old school slapstick musical by Emmy® and Tony Award® winner David Hyde Pierce, It Shoulda been You is a #DivaMust. We all had the greatest time – huge laughs and the audience loved it. I’ll be very surprised if Tyne Daly (who convincingly plays a over bearing Jewish mother) and Lisa Howard (who I loved in “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) don’t get nominated for Tonys. Funny story, we had 2 last minute tix for our event and my 2 boys really wanted to see the show – my 7 1/2 year old said it was better than “Matilda”! (not really age appropriate, but the jokes went over his head). I hope this musical has legs, as I’m sure the word of mouth will be strong. Absolutely adored it. Run don’t walk to this amazing new show on #Broadway!
#EarthDayNextWeek #BroadwayShows- April 16th, 2015
- 1 15-ounce package chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos)
- 1 3.9-ounce package chocolate instant pudding
- 2 cups cold milk
- 8 ounces whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
- 24 gummy worms
- The first order of business when making “worms in dirt” is, of course, to make the dirt.
- Place the chocolate sandwich cookies in a large zip-top plastic bag, and use a rolling pin to crush them into small pieces. Don’t worry about removing the cream filling before putting the cookies in the bag–at first they will clump together, but as you continue to crush them, the cream will blend with the cookies and you won’t even notice it.
- Continue to crush the cookies in the bag until they are in fine crumbs. A few larger pieces are okay, too–after all, dirt comes in different sizes!
- Next, make the pudding. Pour the dry pudding mix into a large bowl, then add the cold milk. Whisk everything together until all of the dry pudding dissolves and it’s smooth and free of lumps.
- Let the pudding sit for about 5 minutes, until it thickens and is no longer liquid. If it has the delightfully gloppy texture of pudding, you’re ready to go on.
- Add the whipped topping and approximately half of the cookie crumbs. You don’t have to measure, just eyeball half the bag and pour it in.
- Gently stir everything together until the streaks of whipped topping disappear, and the cookies are well-mixed into the pudding.
- Divide the pudding mixture evenly between eight cups–each should hold a little over ½-cup of pudding. You can fill them however you’d like–I prefer to use a large ice cream scoop because I think it’s a little neater and faster that way.
- Tap the cups on the countertop a few times to level the pudding, then insert 3 gummy worms into the pudding and press them down a little so that they’re embedded.
- Pour the cookie crumbs over the pudding and gummy worms so that the entire top is covered with “dirt.” Smooth it into an even layer with your hands.
You can also hide the cups in small terra cotta flower pots, or make one large batch in a big flower pot.
I hope you are out and about enjoying this beautiful #Spring weather that has finally sprung!
#SpringHasSprung #LCKidsLaunch- Monday, April 14th 2015
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced a major expansion of all its family programming starting with two performances this month and a free event in May! You can sign up for an LC Kids membership (there is a free option!) here: kids.lincolncenter.org #HowFabULyss
I look forward to taking my #Olliepop this Saturday to see #SleepingBeauty
Sleeping Beauty with David Gonzalez
(recommended for ages 6+)
Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show
With a special activity presented by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
(recommended for ages 4+)
LC Kids Spring Fling
A fun-filled day of performances, crafts and activities designed for kids across the plazas of Lincoln Center!
(recommended for ALL AGES!)