Charm and Whimsy: Hand in Hand

August 18, 2013

The Country Touch 97 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY   Connie Kelley opened a little country gift shop in Cold Spring over 20 years ago, which has long since become a local and visitors’ highlight. The immediate draw is her window-full of handmade signs with whimsical, ironic sayings (which she customizes to order as well).…

The Foundry – Home of the BALT- Best Sammie in the Land!

August 18, 2013

Foundry Café 55 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY Famous for his huevos rancheros, French toast, organic quiches, hearty soups, and the BALT— a bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato sandwich on whole wheat bread with bean sprouts and spicy jalapeño mayonnaise, chef/owner Jeff Consaga established the Foundry Café with the aim of creating a local dining…

The Shop Not-To-Miss on September 28th in Cold Spring:

August 18, 2013

Highland Baskets at The Country Goose 115 Main Street, Cold Spring NY A fixture on Main Street in Cold Spring for nearly 30 years is romance author and shopkeeper Leonora Burton’s pride and joy. Highland Baskets is the metamorphosis of her charming and regionally admired kitchen/house wares boutique The Country Goose. Her custom gift baskets…

Owners Hearts as Huge as their Gigantic Store: A Must See

August 18, 2013

Bijou Galleries, Ltd 50 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY For the ultimate Hudson Valley antiquing experience, it’s hard to top “The Bijou”. Proprietors Michael and Jane Timm are famous around the world for the horde of vendors they’ve gathered together in this extensive, multi-room outlet seated warmly on the street level of an 1880s home…

Old Souls has a Youthful Spirit

August 18, 2013

Old Souls 63 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY One of the newest shops to open its doors in Cold Spring is Old Souls, and a place this special was long overdue. Founded in 2012 by fly-fishing enthusiast James Caroll, and operated by his wife Tara, Old Souls appears at first to be a source for…

Work Distractions No More!

August 15, 2013

Work can be very boring. Even if you are doing something you love, we all crave some type of distraction during those long weekdays. Digital Distractions The Internet is my number one source of distraction. There are endless ways I can waste hours of my day. Social media, such as twitter, facebook, and email have…

Moderator Training Session

August 5, 2013

On Tuesday July 23rd, I attended the Women’s Advancement Compact’s first workshop event. It was a small, yet highly motivated group of 12 who were all very eager to share and enrich their leadership skills.  Two professionals, Stanley Goldstein and Ginny Brown, led the workshop. Stanley is a well-respected leader among corporate professionals, and had…

A Childless Woman Gives Birth, Twice.

July 29, 2013

Yesterday I gave birth for the second time. Confused? Those who know me well have heard about (and some have witnessed episodes of) my 25-year battle with panic attacks. The full attack I endured, a mere three months ago, brought paramedics to our little apartment on Main Street in Cold Spring. As I was on…

The Trials and Tribulations of Working From Home

July 25, 2013

Tips on How to Work From Home Things are changing in the workplace; working at home is becoming a more common occurrence. However, as appealing as working from home sounds, it requires a disciplined work ethic the same way an office job way. When most people think of working from home, they think of sleeping…

Stop Overwhelming Yourself By Overworking Yourself

July 23, 2013

Overwhelmed One of the launch questions that I know everyone has admitted to feeling is: “Do you feel overwhelmed, like there are just too many things to do in a day, and it affects your focus?” If you say no, I think you are lying to yourself. We have all felt overwhelmed, it is a…