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#FabULyssFeast #Thanksgiving2015-November 26th, 2015

Wishing everyone a #FabULyss #HappyThanksgiving! I am most thankful for my family and friends!

#HappyThanksgiving #macysthanksgivingdayparadepicture perfect today for a parade xoxo 📷



#‎Olliepop‬ volunteering @centralsynagogue preparing 200 ‪#‎Thanksgiving‬meals for the homeless love our amazing community at ‪#‎Central‬


Funny #Thanksgivingtawk



360cashmere Skull Cashmere will be having their ‪#‎FabULyss‬ bi-annual sample sale with women’s cashmere up to 70% off of select styles! The sale will fun from 10am-5pm and new cashmere Spring styles as well as Pre-Fall samples will be for sale XOXO ‪#‎FabULyssHolidayGifts‬‪#‎360cashmere‬


Pre ‪#‎thanksgiving‬ tradition movies ‪#‎CREED‬ & ‪#‎2ndavenuedeli‬ believe the hype about this ‪#‎FabULyssFilm‬ best ‪#‎rockyfilm‬ since the first one… Run don’t walk ‪#‎heartfelt‬ 🎬





#PrayersForParis- November 20th, 2015

Cannot stop watching the news ‪#‎Paris‬ ….please be safe everyone in ‪#‎NYC‬ and all around the world


My baby ‪#‎blakeybleu‬🎀 loves her #BabyDoll





Please join me at the Be a Good Cookies Family Fun Day! Cookies for Kids’ Cancer12/5/15 from 1 – 5 at Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. This is going to be a very sweet ‪#‎DeLysscious‬ event for a very worthy cause, childhood cancer research. Here are just a few of the things happening: Hang out with event host Christina Tosi, the mastermind behind Milk Bar and one of the celebrity judges on MasterChef; enjoy music by DJ Fulano (@fulanosworld), the 12-year old DJ described by Bill Clinton as a “wonder”; meet 15 incredible pastry chefs and curate a custom collection of cookies to take home; enjoy cupcake decorating with the geniuses behind the NY Times best-selling book Hello, Cupcake! and kids cooking experts Taste Bud Kitchens; decorate cookies with the queen of cookie decorating, Eleni from Eleni’s New York; make cake pops with The Dessertist; meet contestants from MasterChef Junior and ask them what it’s like to be on the show; talk with Mia Sinclair Jenness, one of the Matildas from Matilda the Musical Tour who is a seasoned veteran bake sale host for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer; watch super cool graphic artist Matthew Langille draw a personalized piece of artwork for each child attending; join the founder of kids store Pink Chicken who will be leading a canvas bag decorating station; watch balloon artists, be wowed by kid magicians; receive temporary tattoos or a little face painting; listen to a concert by songs for seeds at apple seeds; shop in a holiday cookie gift shop..and so much more!



Loving all the ‪#‎FabULyss‬ holiday windows @bergdorfs especially‪#‎thecrownjewels‬ brilliant holiday in collaboration with @swarovski xoxosomething to distract me from the world news for a few moments


We had a #FabULyss workout this morning @exhalespa #CoreFusion my legs are still shaking


‪#‎Olliepop‬ has a cold… Found the best new ‪#‎FabULyss‬ invention‪#‎TheSneeve‬ (wish I invented this) Achoo! Now, when the kids cough and sneeze into their arms it’s not so disgusting! These new anti-microbial sneeves catch all the yucky stuff! www.TheSneeve.com ‪#‎FabULyssFind‬@thesneeve


‪#‎DeLysscious‬ 💋 my hips say no and my lips say yes!


Have a #FabULyssWeekend! Looking forward to spending #Thanksgiving next week with my family!


Do you know about the #FabULyss #Kitchensurfing?! – November 17th, 2015

If you are a foodie like me, you are going to love my newest #FabULyssFind #Kitchensurfing www.kitchensurfing.com. I had the opportunity of experiencing Kitchensurfing first hand last week and am completely hooked! My chef, Candice arrived at my apartment at 6:00pm sharp. She was ready to cook for my family of 2 adults and three children (very hungry ones.. might I add).  On the #DeLysscious menu for the evening was Pan-Roasted Salmon with Ginger Soy Sauce and Squash Fried Rice (did I already mention how #DeLYSSCIOUS) this meal was?! The boys want to know when Candice is coming back next week (can she come every night)?  The food was prepared, cooked and ready to eat within 30 minutes of her arrival time. She brought all of the necessary ingredients and cookie supplies for the meal and even cleaned up her workstation. All we needed to ensure was that she had a clean work space around the sink, countertop, stove and oven. I showed her the kitchen and went back to work on my computer. The apartment started smelling yummy within minutes. Before I knew it she was done cooking and cleaning. I cannot wait to use this amazing #FabULyssFind again! Perfect for the busy #DivaMom&Dad! I promise you will thank me!
Below you will find a Q and A with all of the answers to your questions about Kitchensurfing

Q: How did you come up with the idea for Kitchensurfing?

A:  We heard from lots of parents that finding real family time on weeknights was challenging; they were missing their treasured bedtime story hour, or forfeiting date-night over and over again (read: babysitters are not cheap).

The idea behind Kitchensurfing is to make all of this easier (and more delicious!). Our mission is to empower families to eat well and eat together – bring back the dinner table. Kitchensurfing is a weekly service that sends a personal chef to your home to cook your family a fresh meal one night a week.

Q: Would you recommend your service for busy moms and dads? If YES … please explain.

A: One-hundred percent. Kitchensurfing allows you to make time for you and loved ones. Time for homework help. Time for “how was your day.” Time for a second glass of Merlot. Time for dinner.

Q: How much in advance should parents book your services?

A:  Most parents book a week in advance so they know that dinner’s taken care of and can move on to scheduling other weekly activities – but your menu selection is still flexible. Had a hearty lunch and craving a light, vegetarian meal for dinner? No problem! We allow our customers to select their menu up until 3PM the day of their dinner.

Q: Do the meals change frequently?

A: They do! Every week we offer a rotating selection of six seasonal weeknight menus that are made with sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. Some autumn highlights include our Hanger Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce & Parmesan Potato Gratin, Seared Striped Bass with Leek Vinaigrette, and Handmade Pappardelle with Roasted Mushrooms & Tuscan Kale Salad. Read more about our sourcing philosophy here.

Our chefs prepare every meal in your kitchen, ensuring that dishes taste as fresh as possible, and are served at the correct temperature and texture. Medium rare? You got it.

Q: Is there a membership fee?

A: Nope! There is no sign up fee with Kitchensurfing. And for all you Diva Moms out there, your first dinner for two is on us – just use this custom link: http://ksurf.in/divamoms.

When you sign up for Kitchensurfing, you reserve a day and time (for example, Thursday evenings at 7PM) for your weekly dinner. Once your reservation is confirmed, your spot is guaranteed each week – all you need to do is select a menu for your next meal. And because we know that flexibility is important to families – with a Kitchensurfing plan, you are more than welcome to change the day & time of your dinner, or skip up to three weeks at a time, as many times as you need. Feel free to check out our FAQ for a more nuanced explanation of our service, and if you have any questions or concerns, we’re here to help!

Q: Where do you find the chefs?

A: Our chefs are led by Executive Chef Brian Young, who has decades of experience including leadership roles at New York institutions Le Bernardin (recently awarded 3 Michelin stars) and Tavern on the Green.

We recruit hospitality-minded chefs from the same pool of applicants as top New York City restaurants. All of our chefs go through a comprehensive vetting process, background check, and are then trained extensively on each menu to ensure quality and consistency.

Q: I love that they come with all of the food ready to cook. How did you come up with the 30 minute time limit to prepare the food?

A: Thirty minutes is the perfect amount of time to prepare a tasty, well-rounded dinner (and clean up) – without being too intrusive to your routine. We want to make it easy for you to do your thing, which is why ingredients, labor and tip are all included!

Q:  What’s your most popular dinner? What do you find parents asking for most often?

A: Parents want to order a menu that they and their kids can happily eat together, while still introducing new flavors and getting lean proteins and fresh vegetables. Most popular: Pan-Roasted Salmon with Ginger-Soy Sauce, Squash Fried Rice and Cabbage Slaw

Q: What do you want our #DivaMom blog readers to know about Kitchensurfing that they might not be already aware of?

A: Kitchensurfing is not intended for special occasions – but it is special. And so are you. We think you deserve special once a week.



Clowning Around #BigAppleCircus- November 13th, 2015


My friends know how to make me 😘 I will be using this #FabULyss new pen every day xoxo


‪#‎clowning‬ around ‪#‎bigapplecircus‬ ‪#‎lincolncenter‬ ‪#‎fabulyssfun‬ afternoon… the kids had a blast at the #BigAppleCircus


We learned a lot from these tweens at the ‪#‎DivaMomsBookClub‬event ‪#‎screensmartparenting‬ ‪#‎technology‬ we all learned about ‪#‎FINSTA‬ (what goes on)… So much to learn in this ever changing world


‪#‎problemsolved‬ @starbucks ‪#‎starbucks‬ ‪#‎fabULyssholidays‬


Love being able to support the #StJude #BrooksBrothers annual #HolidayEvent

Save the date… Wednesday, December 16th 5pm-8pm

346 Madison Avenue #Cheer #Joy #Sparkle #Giving

Have a #FabULyssWeekend!


#FabULyssfamilyfriendly #UWS #Rentalbuilding 120-125 #Riversidedrive- November 12th, 2015


#DivaMoms & Dads I love bringing you the best of the best directly! I was recently introduced to the #FabULyss Rental building 120-125 Riverside Drive ( 84th and Riverside Drive)


#DivaMoms & Dads… please take note * lease now and receive one month free rent on a 13 month lease.  There is no broker fee and super simple online rental application and leases can be signed on your mobile phone! #FaULyss apartments are ready to be moved in.

These #FabULyssfamilyfriendly rentals have breathtaking and unobstructed views of the Hudson River. Below you will find a Q & A that will hopefully answer some of the questions that you might have about the apartments.


Q:  #Divamoms & Dads want to know how many units (rentals) do you have left?

A:  Less than a handful remaining.

Q: How many bedrooms are these rentals? What sets them apart from other rentals on the market?

A: Newly designed three to four bedroom layouts.  Homes are located on West 84th Street and Riverside Drive, the residential heart of the Upper West Side and are No-Fee.  They feature magnificent Hudson River and Riverside Park views with ample light, spacious layouts, high ceilings, Central AC, and brand new gut renovations in a gorgeous Pre-War building.


Q: What are the layouts of the apartments like?

A: Layouts are custom designed with a gracious entry, Great Room with a corner focus, ample closet space, solar shades and oversized custom bathrooms featuring Waterworks fixtures.


Q: Are the apartments dog friendly?

A:  Yes, one dog less than 75 pounds, non-aggressive breeds.

Q: Tell us about the location and the neighborhood? Is the neighborhood super family friendly?

A:  It’s beyond super family friendly!  Parks and playgrounds and toy stores and room for kids to bike and scoot on residential tree line blocks.  Next toRiverside Park, Hudson River Bike Path, world class museums, Central Park, Lincoln Center and the city’s finest stores, markets, and restaurants are all within an easy within an easy walk.

Q: How far is the subway and other public transportations from the buildings?

A:  The 86th Street local station is located at West 86th Street and Broadway (1 train). The 2/3 express trains are located at 72nd Street and 96th Street and Broadway making for easy transfers.

Q: What features will families find in the rentals?

A:  Space! There’s room to play and grow.


Q: What’s the most popular unit that families are renting?

A: Four bedrooms following the trend that families want to continue living in Manhattan.


Q: Can you tell our readers what the starting costs are for the apartments?

A: Current pricing starts at $10,995 to $15,995.

Q: Who is the best contact for our moms and dads to reach out to about touring the apartments?

A: Megan Honkanen, Thor’s leasing consultant can be reached at mhonkanen@thorequities.com.  Her mobile number is 646-341-1669.


PS I love the #FabULyss kitchen…looks perfect for cooking & baking with the kids!

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