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Upcoming #MomMogulsBreakfast & More…Friday, April 24th 2015

#FabULYSS#FridayFunFact #BeYourself
Yesterday was #NationalTakeAChanceDay go out and do something #TakeAChance #TrySomethingNew
It’s almost May or “Mamas Month” as I like to think of it as.  Cannot believe Mother’s Day is right around the corner. My sister and I will be taking #Nanadoll out to #Claudette for a #DeLysscious Mother’s Day brunch. Speaking of Mother’s Day… if you have not purchase your tickets for the upcoming #FabULyss #MomMogulsBreakfast please do so ASAP. They will be sold out early next week.
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:
  • French Toast
  • 8 slices of potato bread
  • 1 – 8 oz. pkg Strawberry cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup fresh diced strawberries
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup Coffee Mate Natural Bliss Vanilla Coffee Creamer
  • Topping
  • 2 Cups fresh diced strawberries
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • Optional whipped cream
  1. Prepare an 8X8 baking dish, I used butter to coat evenly
  2. In a medium bowl, mix softened cream cheese and diced strawberries
  3. Spread 1 slices of potato bread with cream cheese mixture and top with second slice to make a sandwich
  4. Repeat to make four sandwiches
  5. Using a bread knife, slice each sandwich into cubes, and place in buttered baking dish
  6. It is totally ok if a little cream cheese mixture squishes out as you cube the sandwiches. It’s all going into the same baking dish to get all melty anyway.
  7. In another bowl mix the beaten eggs and creamer
  8. Pour mixture over the cubed sandwich pieces, making sure all pieces are fully submerged in liquid
  9. Cover with plastic wrap tightly and refrigerate overnight
  10. In separate bowl or container with lid, add 2 cups of diced strawberries and ½ cup of sugar, stir to coat strawberries with sugar.
  11. Cover and place sugared berries in fridge to macerate, stirring occasionally to blend.
  12. Berries will be ready in an hour or two if you want to hold off and do this step in the morning while the French toast is baking.
  13. When ready to bake the French toast, remove baking dish from the fridge, and bring to room temperature.
  14. Preheat oven to 375°F
  15. Remove plastic wrap and bake French toast in oven for 45 minutes or until firm in the center to touch and golden brown.
  16. Remove from oven, let set for 5 minutes
  17. Slice French toast, top with macerated strawberries, whipped cream, and serve warm.
There’s nothing stronger than the bond between a mother and her child.  In Pandora’s new video campaign, six blind folded toddlers were able to pick out their moms out of a crowd.  It such a tender, sweet and emotional video.

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.”

Congratulations to Sandra Bullock, People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman.  At 50 years young, Sandra proves that like fine wine we continue to improve with age.
Have you been to the #FabULyss #The Adventure Park at Long Island www.LongIslandAdventurePark.org
Make your weekend plans #SeeYouInTheTrees Hap
Have a #FabULyssWeekend!

#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.


There’s nothing I enjoy more than to soak up the gorgeous #FabULyss weather outside with my kids.  Whether its being with #BlakeyBleu as she discovers new things she can do in the playground or watching my boys playing sports.   I’m obsessed with these images on Baseball Moms Rule Facebook page!  Thanks to #NYSluggers, my son never loses; he either wins or learns. Sluggers Baseball Academy focuses on the development of the whole player, both his skills and his character. They strive to enhance and expand their players’ skills and their character through expert coaching and hard work, with an emphasis on sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.
#BlakeyBleu trying to figure out the slide
#BlakeyBleu loves to #SwingAround



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
  • Paintbrush
  • 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:

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
Have fun making this and enjoy watching it grow along side of your child!
How adorable is Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s baby Silas Randall who made his instagram début.  Already dying to see more pics of JT’s little nugget!
Had fun last Friday #FabULyssFridayFoxNews #NeilCavuto #CharlesPayne#FoxNews
Just a few more tickets left for the upcoming #FabULyss #MomMogulsBreakfast RSVP@Divamoms.com to purchase your tickets

#ItShouldaBeenYou-April 19th 2015


Last night 20 #DivaMoms had a #DivaMomsTheatreClub night out at the #FabULyss new show

It Shoulda Been You! 

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

Today is #NationalStressAwarenessDay… Work on getting rid of the stress!
StressOne of the many reasons I love being a New Yorker is being able to take in The Great White Way.  My friend and I had the best time at the Wednesday matinee of An American in Paris at The Palace Theatre. Oh how I loved the music and the beautiful love story. No one loves a good love story more than moi.
Interest was so strong for Thursday’s  #DivamomsTheatreClub presents It Should Have Been You  starring Tony award winners Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris at Brooks Atkinson Theatre.  Were you lucky enough to score a ticket?   Cannot wait to see the show tonight.. din din first at La Tazzi.
Mazel tov to Dylan Lauren and husband Paul Arrouet who welcomed “doublemint twins” son Cooper Blue and daughter Kingsley Rainbow into the world (via surrogate) on April 13th.  Too bad they can’t use the tax deduction until they file next year.  I can only imagine how incredible their layettes are!  Meanwhile, Billy Joel announced that he’s going to be a proud poppa singing lullabies again when his girlfriend of six years Alexis Roderick gives birth to their baby this summer.
Always love having a night out with my older son and his #BFF since they were 6 months old
#Tony‘sDiNapoli #NYSluggers #Greylock
Next Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day which promotes environmental awareness and calls for the protection of our planet.  You can celebrate Earth Day by making Dirt Cups with your kids.  This fun and delysscious snack doesn’t require any cooking and can be made in less than a half hour.
  • 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
  1. The first order of business when making “worms in dirt” is, of course, to make the dirt.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Gently stir everything together until the streaks of whipped topping disappear, and the cookies are well-mixed into the pudding.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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

Hello #DivaMoms:  The good news is that NYC public schools are back in session after Spring Break last week.  The bad news is that the clock is ticking and there’s very little time left to file your taxes (if you haven’t already done so).
As for all the #NYC children that are taking the #ELA test tomorrow.. my thoughts… Children please don’t stress. Think outside the #JuiceBox always! These tests are the complete antithesis of what has inspired teaching and the growth of young minds. I am outraged and just want everyone to know it’s 100% #RidicuLuss!
I hope everyone is soaking up the amazing spring weather that we have been waiting so long for.  Our family has a major case of #Springfever.
#BlakeyBleu had so much fun taking her first swing ride of 2015 in #CentralPark on Sunday.
I rooted #Scatman on as he played his first #NYSluggers baseball game of the season.  He had a triple!
Afterwards, I enjoyed a #DeLysscious #JuicyCube.
#Olliepop patiently waited all winter for his #FastFundamentals session with Coach Andrew. So glad the weather is finally cooperating!
I scream, you scream, #Olliepop screams for #BlueCottonCandyMarshmallow ice cream in his matching blue #Minecraft sunglasses.  He’s been asked by #FoxandFriends to be a “regular” kid correspondent!
It was such a blast checking out everyone’s photos celebrating #NationalSiblingsDay on social media.. I love my sister #Nizzy
Calling all Sinatra fans:  you do not want to miss the official exhibition of the Frank Sinatra Centennial, Sinatra: An American Icon which features never-before-seen photos, family mementos, rare correspondence, personal items, artwork and recordings.
Cock your hat- angels are attitudes ‪#‎FrankSinatra‬ took ‪#‎Olliepop‬‪#‎SinatraAnAmericanIcon‬ ‪#‎FabULyssExhibition‬FrankNewest ‪#‎DivaMustRead‬ ‪#‎WhereTheyFoundHer‬ ‪#‎KimberlyMcCreight‬ book comes out tomorrow…you will not be able to put the book down
We had a #FabULyss #DivaMomsBookClub event this evening at the beautiful #DucDuc showroom
Looking forward to seeing #ItShouldaBeenYou this week with the #DivaMomsTheatreClubSHoulda
Does anyone else ever have a day like this?!
I would much rather eat my pasta and drink wine than be a size 0! #SophiaLoren my beautiful #Icon
I love my #BlakeyBleu and her teddy… pure #FabULyssness!
My babe
Looking forward to seeing #AnAmericanInParis #Broadway

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

LC Kids Events

I look forward to taking my #Olliepop this Saturday to see #SleepingBeauty

Sleeping Beauty with David Gonzalez

Saturday, April 18 at 11:00

Clark Studio Theater, 165 W 65th Street, 7th Floor

(recommended for ages 6+)

Tickets: $10-25

Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show

Sunday, April 26 at 11:00

With a special activity presented by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Stanley H Kaplan Penthouse, 165 W 65thStreet, 10th Floor

(recommended for ages 4+)

Tickets: $25

LC Kids Spring Fling

Saturday, May 9 from 11:00 – 2:00

A fun-filled day of performances, crafts and activities designed for kids across the plazas of Lincoln Center!

(recommended for ALL AGES!)

Tickets: FREE!

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