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#DivaMoms #FabULyss Package Details for King’s Creek Plantation & More- May 21st, 2015

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Q & A With The #FabULyss #King’sCreekPlantation 

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#DivaMoms and Dads I am always trying to find the most #FabULyssFamily vacation destinations for you. I recently came across the #King’sCreekPlantation and look forward to sharing this experience with my family in Williamsburg. Below you will read about why this family trip is such a wonderful experience.  We even have a #Diva Moms Package  for King’s Creek Plantation… please read about at the end of the blog post. You will not want to miss this #DivaDestination

Q: Tell our readers why King’s Creek Plantation is the perfect family friendly resort?

A: King’s Creek Plantation is the perfect family friendly resort with freestanding homes. It offers the charm of a village with the joy of up-scale vacationing. Within the gated community, the fun begins with many on-site amenities, including multiple swimming pools with a year-round indoor aquatic center, jetted pools, saunas, steam room, large workout room, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, jogging trail, miniature golf, and more!

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Q: The cottages look so amazing… What are some of things that you can find inside the cottages? Are there different size cottages?

A: King’s Creek Plantation offers three different accommodations: the Cottages, Townes, and Estates. The Cottages: Chesapeake, The York and The James are the three designs of detached cottages that line quaint streets at the resort with one, two, and three bedroom combinations, each with their welcoming porches and copper roof details. They have recently been updated with flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi, pillow-top mattresses and more. Our attention to detail provides our guests with ultimately satisfying experiences.

The Townes at King’s Creek Plantation offers all the amenities of luxury townhome living in two or four bedroom designs. Each suite also includes a private sitting area for relaxing at the end of each day. With lots of room to spread out, these nicely furnished townhomes sleep six and feature two full bathrooms, including a master bath with garden tub, two bedrooms, bright sunroom, electric fireplace, wet bar, washer and dryer. The Townes swimming pool and snack bar is a summertime favorite and make these units a family favorite.

The Estates set King’s Creek Plantation apart from other resorts, offering large, luxury, vacation homes. They feature décor and details expected in deluxe accommodations with multiple decks for optimal outdoor enjoyment. Large jetted tubs adorn each master bedroom suite – and the whole house features three masters. There is a standard fourth bedroom with private bath and double closets. There are fireplaces, beautiful tile and plush carpet, laundry washers and dryers, and kitchens featuring granite countertops and top grade appliances. The newest Estates Pool, measuring 30 feet x 70 feet, features a snack bar that offers pizza, chicken tenders, french fries, etc… The new pool also has men’s and women’s changing rooms and two outdoor showers.

Cottage Exterior

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Cottage Master Bedroom

Q: Do you recommend taking the train, driving or flying to get to King’s Creek Plantation? And how long does each take?

A: King’s Creek Plantation guests travel from as close as thirty minutes away and as far as flying across the country. Amtrak does provide transportation from Penn Station to Williamsburg which is an eight hour trip. Most of our guests that prefer shorter transit time will fly into Richmond International Airport and then drive forty-five minutes to the resort. Richmond International Airport does have nine rental car agencies located on site. Other guests like to have their own vehicle to depend on during their travels and will drive from NYC to Williamsburg in approximately six hours and forty-five minutes.

Q: Located 5.7 miles from Colonial Williamsburg #FabULyss! What sight seeings do you highly recommend for families?

A: The exciting story of America’s birth is vividly told in America’s Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. All around are world-class museums, art galleries, theaters, fabulous shopping, exquisite dining, outstanding golf, water parks and theme parks, as well as gorgeous scenic trails and waterways. King’s Creek Plantation is conveniently located in the heart of Williamsburg attractions just minutes away from Colonial Williamsburg, Water Country USA, as well as Busch Gardens Theme Park.

Q: What season do you recommend visiting? Or all? Tell our readers what’s best about visiting each season. Ex. when does the pool open?

A: Every season is beautiful in Williamsburg. Traveling in the spring offers a cooler climate while summer attractions are just opening for the season. Summer is considered peak time for vacation-bound tourists and is full of activities and fun for each day. The fall is beautiful with the leaves changing while attractions remain open. As winter comes to season, all of Williamsburg transforms into a winter holiday wonderland with area attractions offering holiday shows, holiday caroling, and light displays. King’s Creek Plantation indoor and outdoor pools as well as hot tub and saunas are open year round.

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Q:  Please tell us about the resort amenities?

A: There is so much offered at King’s Creek Plantation that days can be spent without leaving the resort! Gorgeous swimming pool complexes dot the resort. The year-round Aquatic Center houses an indoor junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, jetted hot tubs, and much more. Tennis and basketball courts, and jogging trails are located through out the resort. Our activities center hosts events for our guests of all ages, ranging from ice cream socials and painting classes to X-Box tournaments and wine tastings. Our goal is to make your vacation the very best at King’s Creek Plantation.  We try to go the extra distance for you, and more activities are in the planning stage all the time!

Q:  What are some of the family friendly #DeLysscious restaurants near the resort? And are there any site? Room Service? 

A: For the convenience of our guests the Trading Company is located in the Aquatic Center/Check-in Lobby area which provides guests with quick staples for the fridge — i.e. milk, eggs and bread. The store carries golf shirts, umbrellas, toys, cards and snacks.  King’s Creek Plantation does not offer dining accommodations however it is only two miles away from a twenty-four hour service grocery store, and within a mile of a Target. Williamsburg boasts an array of dining experiences from casual to fine dining, franchise to mom and pop locales. Some of the best local restaurants to visit are Doraldo’s Restaurant, Opus 9, Le Yaca, Captain George Seafood, Shorty’s Diner, Prime 46 Forty, Second Street Bistro, and Fat Canary. Merchants Square, located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, is an 18th-century style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants. To learn more visit http://www.kingscreekplantation.com/around-town/places-eat.

Q: What makes the resort stand out from the rest?

A: King’s Creek Plantation offers the relaxing environment of vacationing with the comfort of a home away from home. On the resort, there are 150 freestanding homes that include 110 cottages and 40 estate homes. King’s Creek Plantation offers accommodations for everyone to enjoy whether it is a floor plan that caters to families with young children or senior citizens, or it is a preference of premier decor and top grade finishings.

To View Video Footage of the Resort Please See Below:

Cottages: https://youtu.be/rR5zT2QmIXk

Townes: https://youtu.be/opCY2AVQyG8

Estates: https://youtu.be/E-llgBQO3Lo

The Resort Overview: https://youtu.be/W4_4O0ll8P8

Diva Mom Package Details for King’s Creek Plantation

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Book a relaxing vacation by reserving a Deluxe or Premier Package at King’s Creek Plantation.
Deluxe Package Details
This offer is $94 for 4 days/3 nights in a cozy one bedroom Cottage. For guests traveling with more then two people we recommend a two bedroom accommodation. Take advantage of the $284 package for 4 days/3 nights in a spacious two bedroom Cottage or Townes unit. These prices are not per night or person.
Premier Package Details
For more luxurious accommodations, enjoy the $154 offer for 4 days/3 nights in a one bedroom Estates. This price is not per night or per person.
You can book now by visiting http://www.5starvacationdealz.com or calling a reservation specialist 757-346-1619.

*Terms and Conditions Do Apply

You will have the most #FabULyssFamilyVacation staying at #King’sCreekPlantation

xoxo

Q&A with #JackyTeplitzky-May 20th, 2015

#FabULyss Q&A with Jacky Teplitzky, Elite Licensed Real Estate Broker and Leader of Top Manhattan Broker Team

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Q: How long have you been in real estate and how did you get started?

A: Too long I always say. I got the idea to join the real estate industry in 1993 when I was looking to buy my first apartment. I was the worst buyer ever, as I didn’t know where I wanted to live and what size apartment to buy. I worked with a lot of brokers who didn’t have my corporate background, and I thought, “What will happen if I bring my CEO experience to the real estate world?” The rest is history. 

Q:Tell the #DivaMom readers what’s hot now in the NYC real estate market?

A: Everything and everywhere is hot right now. Inventory is very low throughout the city, and demand is high. Condos are leading the way as foreigners are fueling that market. 

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Q: What are most families looking for?

A: You will laugh–a washer and dryer are the top commodity! Closet space, bike and storage bins, children’s play rooms and gyms are highly sought after as well. Families also look for schools that are in close proximity, parks and kids activities.

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Q: How do you help the family find the perfect apartment?

A: Is there such a thing as the “perfect” apartment? Absolutely! I read body language when I show apartments, which helps me see what my clients connect with, what makes them smile and what makes them feel at home. Do they cook? If so a beautiful, spacious kitchen is important. Do they host dinners at home? If that’s the case, they need a large dining room. Do they have family members who live out of town and frequently visit? Then they need a guest room. After taking clients to tour several apartments, you know what is really important to them.

Q: How big is your team? Does everyone one your team have a different specialty

A: I have 10 people between NYC and Miami. Each member of my team specializes in a different price range and area of the city. My goal was to create a one stop shop for our clients’ real estate needs. Whether a family is upgrading from a 3 bedroom to a 4 bedroom or downsizing to a one bedroom because their son or daughter is going off to college, we can assist them in finding their dream home. 

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Q: What’s the most sought after neighborhood in NYC for families and why?

A: I would say Upper East Side and Upper West Side because of the excellent schools; however, that is changing as downtown is becoming increasingly more family oriented. There are new schools opening, such as Avenues.

Q: Do you recommend families buy in new construction or prewar.. and why?

A: That is a matter of taste. New construction buildings usually have more amenities that families like, but most of those buildings are very modern. If the family has more traditional taste, then pre-war is the answer

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Q: What are some of the most #FabULyss amenities you have seen recently in new buildings that are going up for families?

A: Fun rooms for teens–until now, we only saw children’s rooms. Another #FabULyss amenity is cold rooms where you can store deliveries to keep food fresh. 

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Q: What’s the best way for #DivaMoms and Dads to get in touch with you?

A: Email is the best contact method: jteplitzky@elliman.com

When looking for a #FabULyss #NYC apartment put Jacky on your #LYSST!

xoxo

#FabULyssSummerSkin-May 19th 2015

How #FabULysslyFierce does #JaneFonda look on the cover of #W

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There’s nothing better than laying out on the beach on a hot summer day, but while you’re putting on the tanning oil its important to remember sunscreen for your kids delicate skin. Sun burns= no fun. Of course there are many different types of sunscreens and I know we all are thinking, what’s the difference? Well I’m here to give my #DivaLysscious mom’s a few pointers on how to find the best sunscreen for your little ones.

The first important factor is to make sure that the sunscreen you are buying provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Another thing to look out for is that the SPF is at least 15 to 30. I know that buying a sunscreen with 100 SPF looks tempting but it’s not actually any better than a lower SPF. SPF 30 actually provides protection against 98% of UVA rays. Also, water resistant sunscreen; buy it. It’s hot out and that baby is gonna be sweating. Make sure that the sunscreen is fragrance free especially if your child has sensitive skin. Some of the brands that I like for kids are Aveeno, Badger, and Neutrogena.

#DivaMoms with the hot summer sun we need to keep our skin always protected. I love using #ErnoLaszloNYC Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30, it gives my skin a tight feel while it protects and strengthens. #DivaMomsMust for summer! #SummerSkin.

 

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I recently added the @ErnoLaszloNYC Firmarine Face Bar (cleansing bar) to my morning and night regimen. Besides looking beautiful on my vanity, its key ingredients help remove any impurities while firming my skin (I am looking up to Jane Fonda as my role model). All of the #FabULyss #ErnoLazlo products can be purchased all on ErnoLaszlo.com

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Another #FabULyss way to protect your kids from the sun is by putting them in sun protective clothing. Let me tell you, there’s nothing cuter than a baby in one of those sun hats. Companies called Solartex and Cabana Life make sun protective clothing for the whole family. There are sun protective shirts, shorts, pants, and hats: everything to keep the sun away from harming their skin. Sometimes sunscreen isn’t enough and dealing with a sunburned kid is not fabulyss. It’s gonna be a long and hot summer so make sure you keep those kiddies safe so they can have some fun in the sun.

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 Now I know that we all want to lie out in the sun with a good book and bake, but that’s not so ideal for our children. There are plenty of fun activities to do together at the beach. Having a sand castle competition is always a good option. Another great option is bringing a volleyball or a paddle ball set. Both beach sports are challenging and will keep your kids occupied for hours. Also, bring some crayons and paper! There are plenty of places for your kids to do some arts and crafts and it’ll give them a break from being in the sun! By the end of the day they’ll conk out and maybe just maybe you’ll have an hour of quiet. Wouldn’t that just be dreamy ;0 I few minutes of #MTO (Mommy Time Out) on the beach to read perhaps US Weekly. Make sure to pick up a copy of #DivaMomsBookClub #MustRead  by my #FabULyssFriend #SuzanneCorso #HelloHollywood! I promise you will not be able to put this #FabULyss book down! From the critically acclaimed author of Brooklyn Story—praised by The New York Times for its “true female voice”—comes the conclusion to a whirlwind Cinderella story traveling from the gritty streets of Brooklyn to the glitzy scenes of Hollywood.

Samantha Bonti came from a humble background in Brooklyn and listened to her beloved grandmother’s advice: she wrote herself out of her story as a poor girl and into an affluent one as the wife of a Wall Street banker. Her glitzy life took a turn, though, when her husband spent the money faster than it came in and grew abusive and angry. After his sudden and unexpected heart attack, it turns out fate has dealt Sam another hand in her husband’s $15 million life insurance policy.

Now independent, Sam moves to Hollywood with her daughter to oversee the film production of her bestselling novel, based on her childhood. She thinks she has it all, but life has a lot more in store for her. The producer of her film (and her now-boyfriend) reveals a dark underside to all this Hollywood glamour—and soon, people from her past in Brooklyn that she thought long gone start showing up where they are very unwelcome. Amidst it all, a mysterious man named John has designs on Sam—and she’s not sure if this could be a new romance or another romantic misstep. Now she must ask herself: Is her turn in the spotlight worth all the real-life drama?

 

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#MemorialDay Ideas- May 19th, 2015

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So happy to read Forbes piece, Kids Benefit from Having a Working Mom.
“Women whose moms worked outside the home are more likely to have jobs themselves, are more likely to hold supervisory responsibility at those jobs, and earn higher wages than women whose mothers stayed home full time, according to a new study. Men raised by working mothers are more likely to contribute to household chores and spend more time caring for family members.”.
Laughter is such good therapy. A smile is one of a female’s greatest accessory. If we can’t let go and laugh a little we must be holding on too tight.  So here are a few fun quotes to start our week off on a happy, humorous note:
So here’s how it works: Childhood, the time when you made funny faces in the mirror. Middle Age, the time when the mirror gets even.
Before you marry someone, you should let them use a computer with very slow internet to see who they really are.
Real men don’t love the most beautiful girl in the world, they love and marry the one who is able to make their world together the most beautiful.
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This mama has been working nonstop and can definitely use some R&R and fun in the sun!  This upcoming weekend is Memorial Day weekend, aka the officially start of summer, and I couldn’t be more excited to get into summer mode! I am really looking forward to spending a lot of the time at the beach this summer and teaching #BlakeyBleu how to swum in the kiddie pool.  Have a #FabULyss #MemorialDayWeekend and don’t forget to apply the sunscreen. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer.  It is imperative that you get in the habit of putting sunscreen on yourself and everyone in your family.  I urge you to make it part of your daily routine regardless of how busy you already are.
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You won’t find your kids relaxing with a margarita, which is probably all of our Memorial Day dreams. But, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be a fun holiday for the whole family. There are plenty of activities that the whole family can enjoy and you can even get that margarita.

One of the most popular activities for Memorial Day is going to the beach. Whether it’s Atlantic beach, long beach, or the Hamptons, a day in the sun definitely never hurt no one. Make sure to pack the sunscreen and umbrellas for the little ones. Also, sand toys and floaties are guaranteed to keep them busy for the day. Of course a day at the beach doesn’t mean a day away from fashion. The cutest bathing suits are being sold for kids in deparment stores like Bloomindales and Nordstrom. Brands like Mini Boden, and Ralph Lauren offer a variety of adorable swimsuits for both boys and girls. The beach allows the children to play and the adults to relax. It’s the perfect day off. I cannot wait to see my boys in their matching Tom & Teddy swim trunks at the beach.

Another great idea for Memorial Day is spending the day at Central Park. Pack a Frisbee, a blanket, and some sandwiches and your set! Central Park will be filled with families; it’s guaranteed to be a great day. Take the kids to the petting zoo or bring your bikes to ride around for a bit.  Or bring a kite and a deck of cards; the possibilities are endless in a park like Central Park. Make sure to sit near a big tree or else you’ll be roasting by 1 pm. And if you stay long enough, you’ll be able to catch an Instagram worthy sunset picture. Sounds like a #FabULyss day to me!

Fleet week at the intrepid is the perfect opportunity to teach your kids what Memorial Day is all about while still having a #Fabulyss time. The museum is filled with interactive displays that’ll leave your kids in awe. Not to mention how interesting it is for the adults as well. Often we forget that Memorial Day isn’t all about fun in the sun, it’s about honoring our veterans. The kids won’t be able to take their eyes of the huge ships and planes and all the while getting a history lesson without even knowing it. They’ll be begging to go back.

There’s no reason you can’t stay home for Memorial Day. There’s tons of fun things you and your family can do together while just hanging out in the back yard. Help your kids make rainbow fruit skewers with all their favorite fruits. They’ll be munching on those colorful shish kabobs all day. Another fruitastic activity is making homemade watermelon ice pops. This refreshing treat is low in calories but guaranteed to make your mouth water. So easy too! All you have to do is blend some watermelon, water, and orange juice together, freeze and then whallah: delicious ice pops! A link below gives the exact measurements for this fun treat that you can make all summer. For dinner a great and healthy side is some from scratch oven fries. They have less fat and calories than the store bought fries but just as much taste. You can view the recipe in the link below!

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/from-scratch-oven-fries

http://www.growingagreenfamily.com/homemade-organic-watermelon-ice-pops/

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Here are some #Fabulyssly #DeLysscious recipes loaded with fruits and veggies to enjoy over the long weekend that you won’t believe are actually good to eat during bathing suit season.
Tomato Salsa with Cucumber “Chips” (Recipe Courtesy of Food & Wine)
The Good News This healthy take on the traditional chips-and-salsa combo is nearly fat-free and super-refreshing. The antioxidant-rich salsa is delicious served right after it’s made, but the flavors meld nicely after a day or two in the refrigerator.

TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN

  • SERVINGS: 6
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 pounds tomatoes, finely chopped
  2. 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  3. 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  4. 1 small jalapeño, seeded and minced
  5. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  6. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  7. 1 large seedless cucumber, sliced 1/4 inch thick
In a bowl, toss the tomatoes with the onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Serve the salsa with the cucumber chips for dipping.
One Serving 38 cal, 0.4 gm fat, 0 gm sat fat, 8 gm carb, 1.5 gm fiber.
Chunky Peach Popsicles (Courtesy of Eating Well)
Make sure to reserve a portion of the peaches as you puree the mixture so the pops will be packed with icy cold, chunky bits of fruit. For a grown-up twist, try adding 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint, lemon verbena or basil.

Makes: 12 popsicles, 2 ounces each

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds ripe peaches, (3-4 medium), halved and pitted
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Coarsely chop peaches in a food processor. Transfer 1 cup of the chunky peaches to a medium bowl. Add lemon juice, orange juice and sugar to taste (depending on the sweetness of the peaches) to the food processor. Puree until smooth. Add to the bowl with the chunky peaches and stir in vanilla.
  2. Divide the mixture among twelve 2-ounce or eight 3-ounce freezer-pop molds (or small paper cups). Freeze until beginning to set, about 1 hour. Insert frozen-treat sticks and freeze until completely firm, about 1 hour more.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in the freezer for up to 3 weeks. | Equipment: Twelve 2-ounce or eight 3-ounce freezer-pop molds, or small paper cups with frozen-treat sticks

Nutrition

Per serving: 33 calories; 0 g fat;

(0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 90 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit

Red, White & Blue Yogurt Cupcakes (Courtesy of SkinnyTaste.com)

Mini cheesecake cupcakes made with Greek yogurt and cream cheese with a vanilla wafer crust topped with strawberries and blueberries to create a red, white and blue dessert using Mother Nature as my source for food coloring.

These are the perfect Memorial Day weekend treat, they taste too good to be under 100 calories!

Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1 cupcake • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 98 • Fat: 4.3 g • Protein: 3.6 g • Carb: 10.5 g • Fiber: 0.3 g • Sugar: 7.6 g
Sodium: 29.5 mg

Ingredients:

  • 12 reduced fat vanilla wafers
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 oz fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 8 oz strawberries, hulled and sliced thin
  • 8 oz blueberries

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°.

Line cupcake tin with liners. Place a vanilla wafer at the bottom of each liner.

Gently beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth using an electric mixer. Gradually beat in fat free yogurt, egg whites, and flour. Do not over beat. Pour into cupcake liners filling half way.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool to room temperature then chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Top with fresh strawberries and blueberries before serving.

I purposely did not include any recipes that need to be grilled because so many of my readers are city-based and unable to barbeque.

Wanna go out to dinner but need a kid friendly restaurant? #Divamoms has you covered. A great restaurant that offers some great southern BBQ in a kid friendly way is Buttermilk Channel on 524 Court St. The kid’s menu is filled with delicious options in kid-sized portions. This restaurant doesn’t only accommodate to kids! The menu offers a great variety for adults as well.  Between cheese platters, burgers, and of course southern styled buttermilk fried chicken there’s plenty to choose from. This is a #DeLysscious restaurant to take the family for a fun Memorial Day dinner.

*Yes, we moms have full schedules that include busy careers, morning workouts, and sometimes even getting home in time to have dinner with our kids. More and more modern moms are shaping our role to fit into whatever the 21st century may offer up. That means juggling all that time shifting and channel management and also making sure we curate and edit what we see and do.
Goldman Sachs recently released the best stocks for investing in millennial parents:

Target: Goldman expects the retailer, which has identified Millennials as a key demographic, to focus on its baby and health and wellness offerings as it “repositions” its business.

  • Hasbro: Goldman likes this company due to factors like its growing licensed partnership with Disney.

Disney: The firm expects Disney to continue to perform well among families.

  • Netflix: Age appropriate content, parental controls and mobility make this name attractive.
  • Starbucks: Parents don’t appear embarrassed to feed their kids Starbucks, a rarity among large incumbents, Goldman says.
  • Whole Foods: Millennials appear to have a large focus on healthy lifestyles, making names like Whole Foods attractive.
  • Amazon: Competitive pricing, customer service and relevant merchandise are all reasons Goldman likes this company.
  • Zulily: Poised to benefit from the growth in online and mobile retailing.
  • Wayfair: Much like Amazon, the online furniture retailer offers competitive pricing, customer service and relevant merchandise.
  • GrubHub: Goldman likes the convenience, safety and reliability of the food delivery service.
  • Carter’s: Strong earnings growth and its presence across channels (mass market, department stores, e-commerce, and more) will lead to continued success.

Taboo

Our #FabULyssFriends @DKNannies has a free event you won’t want to miss!

Mom’s Let’s talk “Nanny Taboo” Q&A

Moms, do you ever wonder…

If it is normal for your nanny to sleep at work when your child is napping, or why your friend saw your nanny in Zara around the corner with your child in the stroller?

What are typical nanny rates, benefits and more?

What are a nanny’s basic responsibilities?

How do you tell your nanny to not put dishes on your coffee table?

Why your child’s face is always messy?

How to communicate to your nanny that you want her to be more organized, “Aww but she loves my kids so much”?

Is it normal that your nanny wears long nails around your baby?

What are the benefits and privileges that comes with a nanny job?

Has your nanny always been in a bed mood?

I can go on and on… I think all questions are smart questions and this is why DKnannies will give Moms a free workshop on “Nanny Taboo” and answer all of them. We will also educate on various topics and touch up on sleeping, organization and transition techniques.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015 AT 7PM

132 WEST 31ST STREET

15TH FLOOR

NEW YORK NY 10001

Please RSVP to dknanniesevent@gmail.com and join us for Q&A

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My mother always told me I would find my one true love and I did, my bed (lol). My bed is what the young kids now call, “bae.”   You’re bed is where you unwind, relax, and maybe even get to sleep once in a while. There is nothing better than crawling into the fluffy heaven that is your bed after a long day of play dates and meetings. What makes my bed so comfortable is my ahhmazing #DeLysscious comforter.  This 9 piece set by Maple Harbour is not only heavenly but it is also affordable! No catch 22 here #DivaMoms!

Maple Harbour is a Canada based company that looks to make your entire home beautiful and comfortable. They specialize in the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen. Maple Harbour guarantees satisfaction or your money back, is completely affordable, and not to mention that if you happen to be living in Canada the shipping is free! Now that’s not something you hear every day.

The most unique part of this company is that each sale donates to an animal shelter. If you have a pet you know that a home isn’t a home without your furry friend. This company collaborates with a bunch of organizations that work to bring more love to houses by providing them with their own loving pet. Your bed might be Bae, but your pet will always be your best friend.  By buying any merchandise from Maple Harbour not only are you getting something beautiful for your home, but also your singlehandedly helping a longing animal find a forever home. It won’t just be the comforter that will have you sleeping well at night!

The link to order from this wonderful company is right below. This will be a purchase you won’t regret! Make sure to take a much needed “PTO” Parents Time Out nap with this #FabULyss, beautiful, comfortable bedding. PS My #DeLysscious children and puppy love spending time in my bed playing, laughing, cuddling and of course napping!

 

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http://mapleharbour.ca/

 

Last… make sure to pre order #300sandwiches #DivaMomsBookClub #SummerRead … 300 Sandwiches

You will not be able to put this #FabULyss book down!

I’d make my children a sandwich any day! Get your copy of “300 Sandwiches: A Multilayered Love Story, with #DeLysscious Recipes” on Amazon today!
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Amazon book pre order:

http://amzn.to/1dPVob9
300sandwiches.com

xoxo

#LondonBridges- May 18th, 2015

My husband and I jetted off to the home of big ben and the royal palace this past weekend for work and some pleasure. #London, and the trip was just FabULyss!

The entire weekend was filled with amazing sights and of course shops. My first stop was Harrods. What better way to start off the trip in London then at an iconic store like that?  Next I stopped at the Berkley for Pret-A-Portea (love the #FabULyss name). There’s nothing that makes you feel more royal then afternoon tea. Next we stopped to see some real royalty at Buckingham palace. Maybe princess Kate will want to be apart of the diva mom’s community?!

Harrods

 

Tea

Of course I ate at some #Delysscious restaurants while I was there, #Zuma and #TheWolseley being most memorable. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful at both places. I highly recommend if you are planning a trip there. Can’t be hoping on and off a double decker bus on an empty stomach now, can you?

wols

Loved having breakfast with my favorite British comedian #OmidDjalili #LondonLaughter

Omid

 

#Zuma #London I felt like I was back in the 1990s…not sure if it’ was the loud music…or the costumes (outfits)

Zuma

London is full of history and culture so my husband and I set out to take it all in on the short time we had there. First we went to the Winston Churchill war rooms, a wonderful museum that showcases the stories of those who worked underground with Churchill while London was being bombed above them. I cannot even begin to describe how fascinated I was with this museum (a #DivaMust) on my #LYSST of things to do in London.

Churchill

Also, we took a trip down to the Savoy theatre to see a revival of Gypsy. Imelda Staunton stole the whole show with her Fabulyss performance. This beat anything I have ever seen on Broadway. My husband and I both had tears in our eyes from her outstanding performance.

gyp

Of course while in London you must be a full on tourist. This means seeing, Big Ben, the London Eye, an old-fashioned telephone booth. It also means being thoroughly intrigued/ terrified of the cars driving on the wrong side of the road. London treated me well and I am so happy I got the opportunity to see it again (was last there as a tourist in college).

Now this is what I #Call a #FabULyss phone booth no iPhone

Phone

It’s hard to remember that there is a whole big, beautiful world outside of our kids and our jobs. Take a trip, see something new, you won’t regret it! Also.. always remember to steal a night, a day, a weekend or a few days with your significant other.  My husband and I felt like we were on our Honeymoon once again (3 children and almost 15 years of marriage.. #Honeymoon).

Nothing like coming home to give smooches to my little doll #BlakeyBleu

Nana

*Take the time to watch my ‪#‎FabULyssFriend‬ Erika Katz Abramson video production for Invisalign https://youtu.be/BEBtDNYiBo8 &https://youtu.be/ELK3J2R7sq4 ‪#‎unbraceconfidence‬ ‪#‎tween‬/teenconfidence

Jax was so excited to be a part of this video series ‪#‎Baseball‬

Jax confidence

 

xoxo

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