I saw a screening of #Wild this week… #Reese Witherspoon was very good, however I loved the book much more than I did the film.
Don’t get the Monday blues, get jazzed up for Mondays at Beautique
Starting Monday, November 24th, crooner Michael Fredo, will serenade diners at luxury hot spot, Beautique, located at 8 West 58th Street near Fifth Avenue. The glamorous restaurant and lounge is one of the bet places to see and be seen, with celebrity diners including Mario Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Kevin Spacey and Uma Thurman. It might be cold outside, however this is a great way to warm up and spice up your married life during the holiday season. I cannot wait to take my husband on Monday night. Fredo was chosen as the first house band to perform at The Plaza Hotel since the 1960s. He spent two years performing in the famed Rose Club (formerly known as The Persian Room) singing for a packed house of New York’s socialites, celebrities and sometimes even international royalty. He then spent a year at Trump Soho and recently performed a series of sold out shows at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency.
Fredo will perform from 7-11pm; to make dinner reservations (recommended, but not required) please call 212-753-1200
We look forward to seeing all the Divamoms and DeLysscious tots on Wednesday, December 3rd 5pm-7pm
The Armani Junior Store-1223 Madison Avenue @86th Street
#DivaLyssciousDiscount shopping to support #Riley’s Dance
Face painting for the lil ones, makeovers for the moms
Be one of the first 100 moms to RSVP and you will automatically be entered to win a $1,000 gift certificate to shop the gorgeous 2015 collection
Make sure to purchase your tickets to The Jewish Museum’s 20th Annual Family Hanukkah party on December 17th, 5pm
I look forward to taking the kids to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday… a family tradition we do every year
Have a #FabULyss Thanksgiving
Turkey Talk, Frozen On Ice, Disgraced On Broadway & More….November 14th ’14
What a week! Someone recently asked me what’s it like raising three kids in #NYC and working full time?! My answer… #Chaotic #FabULyssFun #LittleSleep and the #LYSST goes on and on! With Thanksgiving right around the corner and the holiday season upon us and #SnowVember (yes we had snow last night).
Speaking of shows… We went to see Frozen On Ice at the Barclay’s Center this week #OllieOlaf
The Disney production was #FabULyss! Oliver was singing throughout the entire show with his friends.. Loved that he knew they were lip syncing;)
Did anyone else have parent/teacher conferences this week? I am glad they are over. I always look forward to seeing the teachers and talking about the boys. However, those 15 minutes just fly by way to fast to cover everything. At least I know they are on track and doing well in school.
Wow! I took my mom to see Disgraced on Broadway this week. The show is unsettling, thought provoking, disturbing, superb, truly a FabULyss show! My mom and I were so shaken by Hari Dhillon’s performance that we cannot stop discussing “The Scene”. Hari Dhillon, Karen Pittman, Josh Radnor and Gretchen Mol give turbulent and terrific dramatic performances. This is a#DivaMoms must see show! It’s a show that is truly thought provoking!
I cannot believe Thanksgiving is almost here
The spirit of Thanksgiving is about showing gratitude for your good fortune and giving to those who are less fortunate. Express your thanks this holiday season by involving the whole family in volunteering, donating, and spreading kindness. Try some of these FabULyss ideas to teach your children graciousness and goodwill. The month of November I try and get my entire family engaged with the spirit of doing good and giving back to the community. They study the holiday of Thanksgiving of course in school, however I always try and bring the lessons back to real life at home. Being a good role model to our young children is very important. Below you will find a “LYSST” of some of my favorite ways to teach our children out to show thanks at this holiday time.
I always gather up gently used toys, clothes and deliver them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. I have the kids help me sort through things that they never use and or wear and we make piles and fill up bags to give away. The children understand that although they no longer use these items there are many children that could use them.
You can make this holiday season one to remember for a hungry family. Offer a complete Thanksgiving dinner through your temple, church or an outreach organization in your community. Ask your children to help you with the shopping list. If your children are older they might be able to help you serve at a soup kitchen.
The holidays are a time for giving and togetherness. If you know someone who will be alone for the holidays, make them feel loved by inviting them to your family’s holiday dinner this year. The more, the merrier!
I always love getting the kids involved with setting the table and help decorate the apartment. I have the kids write on cards at each place setting what they are thankful for this year. I also love when they decorate their own place mats with the theme of Thanksgiving in mind. My younger son loves this holiday so much because he gets to help my sister cook.
It’s important this holiday season to power down. No IPads, IPhones, at the holiday dinner table. This is a special time to talk and to communicate with family members that you might not have seen in a long time or over the course of the year. I always like to set a children’s table next to the adult table. I make sure that the children interact with each other verbally and talk to one another and I add in some activities and games for the kids to play together that involves talking to one another. I keep coloring pages, markers and stickers out on the kids table as well.
Gobble, gobble and of course don’t forget to watch the Macy’s Day Parade. If you are watching from your couch and or on the sidelines (I will be with my family) enjoy the wonderful day with your family.Some of the new floats this year that my boys are excited to see Thomas The Tank Engine and Paddington Bear.
Have a #FabULyss weekend!
To be honest… I could care less about Kim Kardashian’s newest photo spread for Paper Magazine.. Any one else agree?
The hat is for a 7 year old…however we could not resist the #Celfie fun
Scenes from a holiday photo shoot. This was one of those moments that took myself and Heidi Green Photography by surprise. A moment frozen in time that we’ll never have again. Heidi captured #BrotherlyLove… I will admit it’s usually #WorldWar3,4,5 with these boys!
Ross School – Discover A World-Class Private School in the Hamptons on Sat, Nov 15!
An innovative learning community for children from pre-nursery (age 2) through grade 6, Ross Lower School is situated on a 26-acre campus in Bridgehampton, New York, where a typical school day might include visiting the farm animals, speaking Mandarin, building a replica of the Solar System, or growing mold spores in the science lab. Building on such hands-on, interdisciplinary experiences, Ross’s warm and supportive community empowers children to learn about themselves in meaningful ways.
At the heart of Ross School’s educational philosophy is the firm belief that all students can become successful learners. We recognize that each child is unique, and believe that school ought to be flexible and adaptive, rather than one-size-fits-all, in order to meet the needs of all our students. The Ross curriculum offers educational experiences that accommodate all different types of learners, enriching their sense of inclusion and value.
The exploration of the School’s unique Spiral Curriculum continues at Ross Upper School, which serves grades 7–12 and postgraduates in East Hampton. On an expansive, wooded 140-acre campus, community service, interdisciplinary projects, and travel play a significant and varied role in preparing students for meaningful lives and leadership in a global world. A wide-ranging offerings of electives, Field Academy trips, and Senior Projects of the students’ own design address learners’ particular needs and interests.
The Ross Admissions team will share more about what makes Ross School unique at two Open Houses on November 15th, the first at Ross Lower School in Bridgehampton from 10am to 12pm, and the second at Ross Upper School in East Hampton from 1 to 3pm. If you can’t join us, please schedule a tour or come for one of our scheduled Wednesday Walkabouts. For more information, please email Kathy Lattari at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ross.org/apply.
Now that we turned back the clocks, I am trying my best to adjust to the time difference. I cannot lie.. I don’t like one bit that it gets dark at 5pm!
Yes… this was me last night! My husband came home to an apartment where we were all sleeping by 9pm.
#BabyBlake was excited to get a surprise visit from her Auntie Kimmee this week. Look at the #FashionablyFabULyss booties she bought for Blake.
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