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BE AUT Y COUNTER Eight Winter Products That We Love!

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1 4 8 7 1. Environ Hand and Nail Cream Relieves the discomfort of winter skin, which causes eczema and chapping. Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B-5 also helps protect cuticles. (POR 2. L’dara Advanced Anti-Aging Serum Skip the coffee and caffeinate your skin with this rich serum enhanced with Goji berry extract to revitalize and protect winter skin. ($120, L’dara, 3. Sapien Women Shave Gel Made with organic Amazonian ingredients like Cupuaçu butter, Pracaxi and Macadamia oils and Vitamin E. Organic Aloe Vera juice and vegetable glycerin promotes intense hydration. No mineral oil, sulfates or silicones. ($17, Surya Brasil, 4. The Exfoliate A luxurious way to buff and polish your skin. Natural pineapple enzymes exfoliate without harsh scrubs or chemicals for glowing skin.($38,European Wax Center, Multiple Locations,

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5. Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Hydrating Facial Cleanser Soothing ingredients like Vitamin E and Monoi Butter in a gentle cleanser to keep your skin moisturized through the winter.($41.99,The Vitamin Shoppe, 6. Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence Toner A light but powerfully moisturizing mist that improves skin hydration without clogging pores. The fresh and delicious blend of rose, jasmine, and tangerine leaves your skin glowing. ($85, Tata Harper, Nordstrom’s, 7. Organic Aloe Vera Eye Gel A restless night’s sleep can look as though you’ve had 12 hours of shuteye when you apply this gel. How’s that for an eye-opener? ($9.99, Vitamin World, 8. Color Science Mineral Corrector Powder Brush Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you have to lose your summer glow. Golden specs of mineral powder neutralizes skin redness and hides imperfections. It will make you feel and look like you just got back from the beach. ($40,

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From the Publisher


I first met Jackie Hance at the LI Fund for Women and Girls Breakfast back in October of 2013. She was there promoting the mission of the Hance Family Foundation and I was there to support a number of friends that I had met through the Fortune 52 column. Like most conversations at networking events my interaction with Jackie was brief and all business but I promised her that I would look into her foundation.


When I returned to the office I did in fact look into Jackie’s foundation, in particular a program they support called Beautiful Me. The program supports young women and builds their self-esteem by teaching them to think positively about their bodies, their skills and relationships with others. I understood immediately who Jackie was when I reviewed her site, as you will when you read her story on page 34. That she is working to help others will humble the most modest soul. It wasn’t until after our interview that I sat down to read her NY Times bestselling book, I’ll See You Again. For anyone who thinks they know Jackie Hance’s story, but has not read this book – you don’t.

Hug your children every day. Wishing You a Peaceful 2014,


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It’s not what they call an “easy read”, but at the same time, I couldn’t put it down. I tried to put myself in her shoes and I just couldn’t. It hurt too much. The outpouring of love and support from her friends and the community after their loss is epic. The result of all of that love Beautiful Me: The Emma, Alyson and Katie Hance Project, in memory of Jackie and Warren’s beloved daughters.

Read her book, I’ll See You Again.

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Winter Is...

National Heart Association Month

The 7th Annual Live on the Vine Winterfest will kick off in high style on January 17th at 6 p.m. at the Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead. This 6-week mid-winter music festival takes place in LI’s unique vineyard tasting rooms, hotels and other venues on the East End. (

Women’s News: Child Custody Decision – In Utero

In November, the NY Supreme Court Appellate Division rejected a lower Family Court ruling that a pregnant woman’s decision to move out of state was tantamount to absconding with her child and could bar her custody case from being heard in her new location. The court reasoned that men claiming to be fathers could limit the movement of pregnant women, and “fathers have neither the right nor the ability to restrict a pregnant woman from her constitutionallyprotected liberty.” Milieu Magazine asked Long Island attorney Jacqueline Harounian, Law Partner at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. in Great Neck, to comment on the ruling: The New York Family Court initially made a finding that the pregnant mother was “irresponsible and reprehensible” and had kidnapped her own fetus by moving from California to New York to pursue her education at Columbia. This ruling was reversed and made national headlines in November 2013 when the Appellate Court ruled that New York has jurisdiction of the case, not California. Under New York law, paternity and custody of a child cannot even be established until the child is born. The case was remanded back to the New York Family Court, and the mother’s rights of temporary custody were reinstated. As a family law attorney, it is gratifying to see that the lower court’s erroneous ruling was corrected and the best interests of the child were ultimately served.

Go Red Day is Friday, February 7th. Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. 2014 marks the 10th anniversary for Go Red for Women. Wear Red. Raise Your Voice. Go Red on National Wear Red Day®

History Highlights January 10, 1878

An Amendment granting women the right to vote was introduced in Congress, but didn’t pass until 1920, 42 years later.

January 11, 1964

The U.S. Surgeon General advises cigarettes may be hazardous to your health.

January 23, 1849

Elizabeth Blackwell became America’s first female doctor.

January 28, 1935

Iceland became the first country to legalize abortion.

January 28, 1986

The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, killing teacher Christa McAuliffe.

Events Trashion Show Sponsored By The Town of North Hempstead

“Yes we Can” Community Center, Westbury Tuesday, January 14. 6. p.m.

Long Beach Polar Bears Superbowl Splash 2014 Sponsored by Make a Wish Foundation Riverside Blvd, Long Beach Sunday, February 2. 12:30 p.m.

February 2, 1974

Patty Hearst was kidnapped.

February 7, 1964

The Beatles arrive in NY beginning their first US visit.

Winter Movie premiere

Kristin Chenowith Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale Friday, February 7, 8.p.m

The Beatles Love: Musical NYCB Theater at Westbury Saturday, February 8. 8 p.m.

Long Island Go Red For WomEn Luncheon Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury. Wednesday, February 12, 12 p.m.

KRASNOYARSK National Dance Company of Siberia Staller Center, Stony Brook. Saturday, February 22, 8 p.m.

Premieres February 14th

Comedian Tracy Morgan The Space at Westbury. Saturday, February 22, 8 p.m.

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Purple Power

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Pantone Radiant Orchid has been named the 2014 Color of the Year by the Pantone Color Institute. Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health. From painting our walls to our nails, we are excited about the softest color of the year. Pantone recommends using Radiant Orchid in paint, accent pieces and accessories and pairing with olive and deeper hunter greens, turquoise, teal and light yellows. For the faint of heart, you can liven up your neutral spaces with just a pop of the new color. (

Is it Play-Doh? Clay? Putty? Living Sand is the most amazing play material to hit the toy market in years. Made of sand and other natural ingredients, the feel is similar to cookie dough yet is totally dry to the touch. Mold it, roll it, flatten it, you won’t be able to stop playing with it. Buy it for your kids, but trust us, you’ll be tinkering with their sand castles long after they go to bed. ($24.99, Smart Toys, Multiple Locations,




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Imagine what you can create when given a blank canvas, plenty of paint and the option to BYOB. Paint the Town Studio in Huntington is a new venue where Long Islanders can uncork, unwind and create a masterpiece. The artistteachers at Paint the Town combine simple step-by-step instructions while you create your unique painting while listening to some of your favorite tunes. (

Bar and Bat Mitzvah students aren’t just showing off their talents with Torah reading skills, with Rockmitzvah they can show off their musical chops and turn into a rock star for the evening. Rockmitzvah is touted as the only entertainment entity in the New York metropolitan area that provide the tools and confidence for a child to perform songs of their choice with a professional rock band. (

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Tartan plaid Move over, construction workers, kiltsporting men and Catholic schoolgirls. Tartan is on trend this season. Celebrities and trendsetters have taken over this centuries-old print and 2014 is going mad about plaid. Find tartan collections by Christian Dior, Moschino and Alberta Ferratti. Celebrities spotted wearing tartan include Ashley Madekwe, Justin Bieber, Kelly Osbourne and Avril Lavigne.

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Any candle can create the proper atmosphere for a date, but once the wax has melted, does the magic have to burn out, too? Once a soy-based Scandle Body Massage Candle has melted, it transforms into a warm lotion so you can give your significant other a sensual massage. Encased in a ceramic jar, Scandle comes in a variety of aromas and features a pour spout to avoid spills. Please remember to blow out the candle before applying the massage lotion. The only thing that should be on fire is your heart. How scandalous! ($36,



Pop the Cork and dress your bottle with Botskis. Botskis Bottle Ties has a line of ties, bowties, even scarves for your favorite liquor. Botskis are woven of fabric with a festive design; it adds personality to any bottle. These are the perfect gift for any celebration, whether it’s a graduation, girl’s night out, birthday or even just a dinner party with friends. Botkskis bottle ties are the perfect way to dress up any bottle. ($8.99 and up, Friendly Drug, Holbrook,

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Snap Guide

8 Blow Dry Bars Frizzy unkempt hair can dampen your mood. Now thanks to Blow Out Bars, which are cropping up all over Long Island, you can look your best without breaking the bank. The Blo Out Bar in Greenvale is offering themed services. Ask for the Holly Would if you’d like big curls or PillowTalk for sexy beach waves. Order sushi and Grace’s Market in Greenvale will deliver while your mane is tamed. (

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Imagine trying to fix a flat tire and later finding a video how-to guide app that would’ve had you back on the road in no time. Or use the app to surprise your man by tying the perfect Windsor knot. Snapguide can become your go-to, howto resource. Snapguide is free in the Apple app store and Google Play store and is full of DIY tutorials from intricate hair braids to delicious recipes. (


Move over, cupcakes, there’s a new dessert in town! Thanks to the increased popularity of food trucks and pop-up cuisine, catering halls and restaurants are getting in on the craze serving mini ice-cream sandwiches on their dessert menus as well as chipwiches in all different flavors and themes. We’re seeing chocolate-covered pretzel sandwiches complete with salted caramel ice cream and mini-shortbread sandwiches coupled with strawberry ice cream and, our favorite, Oreo Cookies with Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream sandwiched in the middle.

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Bootie Cool T h e S h o p p i n g L i st

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Clockwise from top left: Ugg Boot W Deleane ($295, Bloomingdale’s) Ugg Boot Mini Baby Bling ($185, Bloomingdale’s) Henry Beguelin Boots ($390, Revival Boutique) Sperry Boots- Orange Lace ($150, Bloomingdale’s) Chanel CC Bottines ($550, Revival Boutique) Pedro Garcia Boots ($185, Revival Boutique)

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Stores: Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay, Multiple Locations, Bloomingdale’s, Garden City and Huntington, Paper Doll Vintage, Sayville,

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SPLURGE vs.STEAL From Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay Splurge: 14k yellow gold double strand diamond tennis bracelet with 9.01 ctw. $10,750 Steal: Sterling and 14k yellow gold-plated bracelet with cubic zirconia. $30 Can you tell which is the Splurge and which is the Steal? Answer below





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Clockwise from left Vintage Handcrafted Platinum Bracelet with 32.7 carats of Diamonds, ($58,760, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay)


Purple Aurora Borealis Necklace and Earring Set ($39, Paperdoll VIntage) Sleek MICHELE Serein Diamond Blue Dial Watch Head, 40mm & Stainless Steel Bracelet Strap, 18mm ($1795, Bloomingdale’s)

Vintage 18k White Gold Flower Brooch/ Pendant with 3.45ctw of Diamonds ($4,950, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay) Fabulous 3.4ct Tanzanite Ring in 14K White Gold with 1.45ctw of Diamonds ($2,750, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay) Vintage 14K White Gold Brooch with Pearls and 2.25ctw of Diamonds ($4,250, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay) 14K White Gold Tear Drop Charm with Blue Stone ($450, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay) Vintage Platinum Bangle Bracelet with 17.1ctw of Diamonds ($40,000, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay)

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Flawless 14K White Gold Necklace with 4.63ct Tanzanite and .32ctw of diamonds ($795, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay) Shimmering 14K White Gold Snowflake Charm with .15ctw of Diamonds ($250, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay) Adorable 14K White Gold Snowflake Charm with Diamonds ($195, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay) John Hardy Blue Topaz Ring ($995, Neiman Marcus Last Call) Dazzling 18K White Gold Cuff Bracelet with 3ctw of Diamonds ($4,495, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay) Stunning 14k White Gold Ring with 23.29ct Amethyst, 1.77ctw Pink Sapphires and 1.37ctw of Diamonds ($3,495, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay)

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Photo by Jim Lennon Kate Spade Orchard Valley iPad Sleeve ($85, Kate Spade, Tanger Outlets at The Arches) Kate Spade Silicone Case for iPhone 5 ($31.99, Kate Spade, Tanger Outlets at The Arches) Kate Spade Ring USB Drive, ($50, Kate Spade, Tanger Outlets at The Arches) Kate Spade iPad Sleeve “Business as Usual” ($50, Kate Spade, Tanger Outlets at The Arches) Marc by Marc Jacobs iPad Case in Fuchsia ($128, Bloomingdale’s) IZAK iPad Case London, ($50, Bloomingdale’s) Be Awesome 13” Kaleidoscope Laptop Case ($28, Ooh La La Boutiques) Neon iPad Case in Yellow ($44, Ooh La La Boutiques) Kate Spade Case for Samsung Galaxy ($40, Kate Spade, Tanger Outlets at The Arches) Marc by Marc Jacobs Laptop Case in Fuchsia ($92, Bloomingdale’s)

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Your Instant Guide to the Pajama Trend Daytime to Night Time

#WearablePJs PajamaJeans have just the right amount of Spandex to create the look of wearing jeans, but are as super-soft and comfortable as your favorite sleepwear. ($39.95, Bed Bath and Beyond, Multiple Locations,

Groove Pant will take you from yoga class to everywhere in-between. Multi purpose details feature a hidden pocket for your license and keys. ($98., Lululemon, Multiple Locations, Lululemon. com)


#Daylightglitz Three-piece set that includes a hat, gloves and scarf that will keep you warm and in style with its leopard print. ($10.19, Kmart,

Ballerina flats are a must have with a mini-heel, round toe and decorative bow. ($49.95, Multiple Locations, )

Dakota I Do! Ugg’s go moccasin-style and the result is a baby-blue seude slipper with rubber outsole that is so stylish you’ll want to wear them everywhere.( $110, Uggs,

#KCALO #GetYourSweatOn Keep Calm and Lift On Motivation to get back to the gym. Slim-fitting longer length top is light and comfortable for your work outs. ($24.99,

#LoveThis #TrueBlue Apt 9 Olivia Knit Satin Trim Pajama Top A stylish choice for comfort whether you’re sleeping in or going out. ($14, Kohl’s, Multiple Locations,

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#Sweet #MJ #Shoes Crush your workouts with Barefoot Mary Jane’s. Cute, comfortable and sturdy. ($100,

Gorgeous cream lace makes a lovely overlay on this dress with a rounded neckline and sheer long sleeves. ($94., Ooh La La Boutiques, Multiple Locations,


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#PrePajamaGlam Heart-shaped design with quilting detail, zip closure with tassel, contrast lining, longline chain strap and gold-tone metal hardware. ($29.95,

#SlumberParty The entire family can join the slumber party fun with tartan plaid pajamas, including a dog bed to match for your favorite pooch or kitty. (Sets start at $59.99,

Move over, Scarlett O’Hara, Soma Intimates brings old fashioned Hollywood glam into the bedroom with this Oscar de la Renta Long Nightgown in Cabernet ($82, Soma Intimates,


Feathers Glamour Girl Marabou slippers are the epitome of flirty retro style. In satin and marabou vamp with a 3 inch heel. ($29,

#CozyMeetsCouture Get into a snowed-in state of mind wearing the Fireside Long Jane set with a long-sleeve top and legging pant. ($49.50, Victoria’s Secret,

#LRD #Classic #Feminine Kettle Corn Dress in Sunset with a pleated boat neckline, fitted waist, and full, side-pleated skirt. ($109.99, Get the party started sporting a dazzling domed ring shaped like a disco ball. ($8, Charming Charlie,

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#50Shades #Hot #Lace

Lay your pretty head on these comfy log pillows to catch some zzz’s in front of the fire. ($16.99,

Look mysterious and sexy wearing this sumptuous silk and lace eye mask that effortlessly ties with a ribbon for a secure fit. ($28. Fig Leaves,

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Reach Higher

As part of Farmingdale’s 100th anniversary celebration, President Keen announced ten goals for the next ten years. Those goals include ambitious enrollment growth while maintaining high entrance requirements, hiring new professors, offering graduate level degrees, and enriching the intellectual and social campus environment. Underlying all of these goals is our resolve to make Students First our priority. Our initiative—Students First—is designed to enhance the total student experience whether it’s through designing dynamic activities, streamlining registration procedures, or creating an environment conducive to learning. Transfer students – whether they are completing a four year or two year degree - are particularly welcome. In fact, the college’s Transfer Services Office ensures an easy transition into Farmingdale. And the number of students who elect to transfer to Farmingdale continues to grow. Another key goal is developing modern campus facilities, such as the newly opened Campus Center which provides dining facilities, a bookstore, and lounges to stimulate faculty – student interactions. Ground has been broken for a new School of Business building. It is worth repeating that Farmingdale State has been rated the fifth safest campus in the nation, according to The Daily Beast, an online publication. At Farmingdale, students have abundant opportunities in experiential learning— internships, clinical training, and faculty-guided research— that provide practical instruction and personal growth. Farmingdale students acquire the education, skills, and critical thinking to meet the challenges of a sophisticated, changing society No wonder Farmingdale has been ranked as one of the top colleges in the North by

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US News & World Report. And why Farmingdale ranked in the top five in the category of Least Student Debt. Small, personalized classes, a lush 380-acre campus and a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program with modern facilities are some of the advantages Farmingdale State students experience while preparing for a whole new world—the real world. For instance, our professors have won grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling over $3 million that funded the creation of learning communities. Students can immerse themselves in subjects – either by adopting the persona of Benjamin Franklin for a course on the American Revolution or programming industrial robots for a robotics competition. Baccalaureate programs include Horticulture, Aviation, Business, and Science, Technology & Society. Unique offerings include the only 4-year Aviation program in northeastern U.S. public colleges and the only 4-year Dental Hygiene program in the region. Our Solar Energy Center and Institute for Research and Technology Transfer are engaged in pioneering research to develop alternative energy. Full-time student enrollment has grown by 95% percent since 2000 and the College’s enrollment last fall reached 8,000. This is one of the highest percentage increases in SUNY. Why is Farmingdale so popular? • Attractive and challenging academic programs that meet important needs of the economy • Ranked in the top 150 public colleges nationally in earnings power of its graduates by • Expert faculty • Affordable SUNY tuition— just $6,000 annually • Close to home. • Extensive partnership with local business and industry

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A Mid-Winter’s Wardrobe

Photos by Jim Lennon

Clothing, Handbags and Shoes: Ooh La La, Boutique, Multiple Locations, Fox’s,Huntington and Mineola,, Revival Boutique, Roslyn, Jewelry: Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay, Multiple Locations, Props: Four Star Variety, Northport Bed Bath and Beyond, Multiple Locations, Make-Up: Suzanne Feynman, Unique Salon and Spa, Hair Stylist: Ashley Kenny, Unique Salon,

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Compiled by Sara Anne Fingerman

Being well-informed is an important part of being a trendsetter, so our editors have searched far and wide for the most knowledgeable people to give us their predictions for the biggest trends for 2014. We’re going to get you started and then it’s up to you to “go for it.”


“Bluetooth is trending and digitizing every day home items, like the iGrillmini Bluetooth meat thermometer, Bluetooth portable speakers from Soundmatters DASH7, iShower Bluetooth shower speaker, to the SensoGlove, a digital golf glove and ArtRage ‘painting’ with digital paint.” —Karen Thomas, President, Thomas Public Relations, Melville,


Lace to the Top is a growing movement in nearly every school on Long Island, with a Facebook presence of more than 11,000. The concept is simple: Bright green laces symbolize the concern parents and teachers have with the current education reform. According to co-founder Kevin Glynn of Brookhaven, the impossible-to-ignore color is a way for those wearing them to declare: “Students mean more than a test score.” (

Invasive & Non-Invasive Anti-Aging Trend “Among the top three cosmetic surgical procedures available, I suspect that cosmetic eyelid surgery will continue to be a major trend in 2014.” —Bruce W. Brewer, MD, FACS, partner, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group,

“Juvederm Voluma is the only injectable that is FDA-approved for cheek augmentation. It is the newest hyaluronic acid preparation from Allergan, the makers of Botox. Voluma is intended for the nasolabial folds and very fine lines and is expected to have results lasting two years.” —Dr. William Romero, Romero Clinic, Dix Hills,


“The newest, hottest trend in the liquor industry for 2014 is flavored whiskey. Our Wild Flame Flavored Whiskey has doubled in sales, with flavors such as Honey, Cinnamon, Cherry, Blueberry, and Peach. Now that winter weather is upon us these flavors are showing tremendous growth.” —Martin Silver, President and CEO of Star Industries, Syosset,


“We’re seeing the geek chic trend through 2014 with Superdry, Tom Ford and Kate Spade still creating the look and they are devoting an entire line to it. From an optician’s point of view, they are a universally fitting style.” —Andy Polan, Owner of Vision World, Stony Brook,

Jewelry Trend

“Lately customers are looking for fabulous vintage finds, that special piece that has a bit of history behind it. A statement piece takes you back in time and can complete your look. Look for handmade, high-quality, and filigree jewelry this season!” —Katelyn Simone, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay, Multiple Locations,

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“You don’t need to be a cute surfette to train like one. Isometric training on an unstable surface and rotational core training will help you develop and tone muscles you never thought you could develop. ( For non-gym goers, at-home fitness routines are on the rise in 2014. Online Gyms offer easy and convenient workouts that deliver results in half the time … in your own home. Fitness apps like Fitocracy and Fitbit One help you stay motivated.” —Sylvia Nasser-Wendel, CEO,

Hair Trends

“Buns, braids and ponies are a twist on the classic up-do. We’re digging texture this season! Messy side buns, tousled fishtail braids and loose low ponies all made our list. We’re crushing on curls and waves and a sleek blow out with soft waves is ultra glam. Add extra volume and layers of headbands for a ‘lil va-va-voom. The faux bob has been all over the runway and we’re obsessed. Curl your hair, tease, tuck under and pin. Add a brooch or sparkly clip to make this style extra-special!” —Dayna Barron, Dream-Weav-a & Creative Director, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Greenvale, Ja n ua ry / Febr ua ry 20 14

Toy Trend

Cuisine Trends

“My 2014 toy trend prediction: learning, technology and fun. Based on the huge success of Leapfrog’s LeapPad Ultra tablet and Spin Master’s Zoomer, this year we’ll see a robotic dog that learns tricks from his child ‘trainer.’ I expect toys and games that offer kids a chance to play, while gaining a sense of success and happiness from various levels of achievement to line the toy shelves.” —Melanie Notkin, Founder,


By Lia Fallon, Executive Chef The Riverhead Project

“Fairy gardens are one of the hottest indoor gardening trends right now. A magical way to add a little whimsy to your planters, fairy gardens are composed of small plants and accessories that when combined, make it seem like a fairy might live there. Try a fairy garden kit or create your own!” —Karen Muscrave, Horticultural Information & Marketing Specialist, Hicks Nurseries, Westbury,

Motor Trend

“The car business continues to heat up as every manufacturer is vying for a fast-growing new car market. Many potential buyers have been waiting in the wings over the past few years as the economy has been tenuous, and now that indicators are becoming more positive, they can’t resist the perfect storm of low interest rates, high manufacturers’ incentives, and better-than-ever new cars. In addition, the constant improvement in fuel efficiency and longer time intervals between required services make a new car payment easier to swallow. This is especially true for buyers that really use their cars a lot for their businesses, such as our Sprinter clients. In many cases, it is cheaper for them to move into a new vehicle than to continue driving their older one. I can’t help but wonder when the tide of new car business will turn, but I think until interest rates really start to rise, we will continue to see record numbers of prospects in New Car showrooms over the next year.” —Nancy J. Buzzetta, Vice President, Competition Automotive Group, Multiple Locations,

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It is very upbeat, fun and trendy. I have been adapting the menu to make it my own and adapting my style to be more relaxed and trendy. There is always something going on here. Tuesday nights are the Wine Project, where people come and join in on a family-style wine dinner (four courses paired with four wines for $40). We host many local wineries along with imported wine purveyors. Everyone learns, has fun and meets new friends. Wednesdays is the Beer Project, Thursday nights are the Chef Project, where people have a choice to sit in the kitchen or dining room, while I cook up five courses for $50. I answer questions and talk about the food. It is a nice way to meet my customers and let them learn a little bit about me. The Movie Project is nightly at dusk when we show movies on a big screen in our bar lounge with free popcorn and free conversation. Perfectly paired cocktails are a plus while enjoying your favorite movies.

The Riverhead Project in 2014


“I’m predicting that we will eat more sashimi in the year to come...and that’s largely because I’m opening a sashimi bar. That being said, I think casual Italian, very cool pizza, and hipster cuisine will remain strong.” —Tom Schaudel, Award-Winning Restaurant Owner and Chef,

Local, seasonal foods and cocktails, using the freshest ingredients, paired with a sophisticated flare. We are on top of the newest culinary trends, and we deliver them to our clients with confidence. We will be launching a new product line that will showcase our favorite popcorn shake, merlot ketchup, tobacco rub and fig chutney.

Spicy Trends

We are starting to see a lot of different flavors and spices such as leek, beet, Worcestershire, honey and lemon that can add flavor but will not change the consistency of a dish. It is done by using dried fruits and veggies then blending them into a powder form. Ethnic spice blends and condiments are becoming more prominent and readily available.

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Shopping “Customers continue to focus on designer and brand names at great prices and we don’t expect that to change in 2014. Look for black and white with splashes of color, mainly pink and yellow for Spring, and remember: The most important fashion trend is whatever’s your personal preference!” —Nancy Larson, General Manager, Tanger Outlets Deer Park,

Katsu, a Japanese condiment similar to the American version of BBQ sauce for meats such as chicken, pork and steak. It is not used with fish and vegetables. Harissa, a Middle Eastern hot chili sauce. Many recipe variations are available now. We can find prepared Harissa sold in jars, cans, bottles, tubes and other containers. Berbere, a spicy blend of herbs and spices that are less well-known internationally, a mixture of chili peppers, garlic, ginger, dried basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella, and fenugreek. Most of the key ingredients are found growing wild in Ethiopia. With sophisticated palates around the world increasingly looking for new taste sensations, manufacturers are growing a market that offers flavor crossovers such as chili and chocolate, sea salt with caramel, strawberries with fava beans, and oyster and kiwi. This year we will see a lot of unexpected flavor combinations that taste terrific.

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10 Fashion Trends by Liz Teich Huntington native Liz Teich is a fashion stylist and style expert based in NyC. She has applied her talents to working on photo and video shoots for a range of clients like TJMaxx, Reebok and the discovery Channel. Liz has styled notable people from Mike Tyson to Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, but she prides herself in finding solutions for the everyday fashionista with dear Andi, her blog, and has been coined the “dear Abby” of fashion.


In 2014, fringe will grow up. It was everywhere this year between the Gatsby trend and the influence of festival style. 2014 has a sophisticated and modern essence, with even black leather fringe dresses seen at Altuzarra. Try this trend now: Short Fringe dress ($69,

Crop Tops

This trend was literally in every show I attended at New york Fashion Week this past September. Whether you like it or not, they’re going to be everywhere in 2014. If you’re not up for trying out this major trend or think you’ve been there, done that in the ‘90s, just hear me out. The crop tops that, well, cropped up on the runways were done in a tasteful way. Think retro ‘40s and ‘50s with high-waisted full skirts, covering belly buttons with just a peek-a-boo of skin. Try this trend now: Sweet Stripes Crop Top ($6.80, Forever21,

Wide Leg Pants

One of my favorite perennial trends is coming back in a huge way for 2014. They’re extremely forgiving, as opposed to the skinny pant that’s been going strong for quite some time now. STYLIST TIP: The trick with wide leg pants is to wear a blouse that’s equally as effortless and always tucked in, so they don’t overwhelm your figure. Try this trend now: Arrowhead Palazzo Pants, Anthropologie ($49.95,


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Tea Length or A-Line Skirts

The new silhouette for skirts is longer and fuller and is a trend that will continue into 2014—and looks especially nice paired with a crop top, which Alice & Olivia did quite elegantly in their spring collection. Try this trend now: ‘Kari’ Flannel Skirt Bottega Veneta ($675, American Manhasset,


This was an unexpected trend that inspired collections like Rebecca Minkoff, Christian Siriano, desigual, and even J.Crew, which all had colorful tropical palettes and nods to the Latin country. Try this trend now: Lulu Frost for J.Crew Indian Summer Necklace ($298, JCrew,

Not since the ‘90s did I think I would be declaring that the mule would be the “new” shoe style, but believe it or not, it’s back thanks to designers like Tory Burch, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Jenny Kayne, who all made this shoe cool again. Try this trend now: Nine West Girlface Mules ($69.95, Macy’s,

Pastels, With A Twist

Colors like baby blue and lilac made for some dreamy palettes on the runways, complete in lace and flowy sheer fabrics, but they were often shown with punchy, more saturated colors like lime green. Try this trend now: Analili dress ($124.60, Flair Fashion Boutique, Ja n ua ry/Febr ua ry20 14


Alexander Wang had peeka-boo panels in between statement tees and Lela Rose experimented with translucent wood-grain patterns. Maybe it’s global warming, but sheer, chiffonlike fabrics will be everywhere starting this spring. Try this trend now: T by Alexander Wang ($168,

Headphones (Worn as an Accessory)

Wedding Trends “Color combos will be navy, gray and yellow; shades of pink; peach and turquoise. yet monochromatics or using color, in the same shade, is ALWAyS an elegant look. Becoming very popular is a mermaid gown style along with lace longsleeve wedding gowns. Succulents are being added to everything from the bride’s bouquet and table arrangements to seating cards. Grooms are forgoing the boutonniere and opting for lapel pins. Say goodbye to tiaras. The new rage is soft metal headbands thanks to Kim Kardashian. Grooms are getting creative with having guys wear bright and bold-colored socks. Less is MORE!!!” —Michael Russo, Celebrity Wedding and Party Planner,

With stylish headphones they’re cute enough to wear around your neck even when you’re not listening to music, as evident by all of the Fashion Week street style. Try this trend now: Frends ‘Layla’ Headphones ($149.99, Nordstrom,


“Couples are falling in love with technology, and will be using it at their weddings with wedding apps and mobile devices. In 2014 we’ll be seeing interactive toasts, virtual guests, and giving your wedding a hashtag. The best man and maid of honor toasts are being done to songs, dances and visual presentations. Many couples are using Skype for family and friends who could not be at the wedding and I think you will see an increase in live-stream weddings so people can watch the entire event. Hashtag Couples are asking guests to take as many pictures as possible and post them to Instagram using a hashtag that is devoted to that couples’ wedding.” —Bob Kneisel, Banquet Manager, Watermill Caterers, Smithtown,


“Brides are asking for cocktail parties with casual ambience. Many are selecting wedding invitations with a lot of bling and lace and making the affair itself less formal.” — Francesca Leonardini, Wedding Planner, dazzling Affairs, Mineola, dazzling


Anything “Radiant Orchid”

This will reign in 2014 according to Pantone, the standard for all things color. Watch out for it everywhere from clothing to nails, and it is the perfect color for any bride choosing a bridesmaid theme color dress. Try this trend now: Leyla Rose ($270, Bridesmaids, Ja n ua ry/Febr ua ry20 14

Home Parties

“I’m seeing a lot more events, birthday parties, kids parties and bridal showers being done in the home. It makes sense post-Sandy to save that extra money associated with a venue and do more relaxed events at home. Guests are actually more comfortable in the intimate setting and they don’t get lost and disconnected like in a large venue.” —dJ CHEF “The Chef That Rocks!”

“1-800-Flowers sees a variety of floral trends when it comes to Valentine’s arrangements. Roses are still the most popular flower to celebrate love during the most romantic day of the year, in fact 1-800-Flowers delivered more than 5 million roses last Valentine’s! Although traditional red roses are a classic choice, requests for roses in various colors (white, purple and pink) continue to increase each year. Mixed floral arrangements with flower varieties, such as lilies, tulips, alstroemeria and iris, are growing in popularity. In terms of floral design, consumers have increasingly gravitated toward compact arrangements with glass cube containers to accommodate these tighter designs.” —Julie McCann Mulligan, SVP of Product development, 1-800-Flowers,

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Jackie Hance will always carry a pain that few people can comprehend

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She lost her three daughters in a tragic car accident in July 2009. Many of us closely followed the news reports of what became known as the “Taconic Parkway Crash.” Jackie and her husband Warren of Floral Park lost Emma, Alyson and Katie, ages 8, 7 and 5, on that summer day. Eight people in total perished, including Warren’s sister, Diane Schuler, who was the driver, her daughter Erin, 2, and three men from Westchester who were in another vehicle. The Hances’ grief was intensified when a week later, toxicology reports were made public that stated Diane was intoxicated and had traces of marijuana in her system. Police said that it was the worst car accident in Westchester County going back 75 years. The accident changed everything for an untold number of people. A change that Jackie chronicled in her New York Times-bestselling book I’ll See You Again (Simon & Schuster, 2013), a blockbuster of emotional reading that should be required for anyone who even entertains the notion that they have had a hard life. The pain that Jackie endured after losing her daughters is horrific and lives deep within her heart and soul. The unwavering love and support she received from her friends was recounted throughout the book and their devotion to Jackie to help her survive the grief of losing her children is a testament to sisterhood. The profound impact that the community had on the Hances’ behalf was deeply moving. The change in Jackie after the accident was life-altering, but like a concealed caterpillar who hides in the cocoon until ready to enter into the world and emerge as a butterfly, so did Jackie Hance. A butterfly that has touched more than 8,000 girls who have attended Beautiful Me workshops funded by the Hance Family Foundation in honor of Emma, Alyson and Katie. A month after the accident, the tremendous outpouring of love and support from the community inspired Jackie and Warren to form the

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Left: beautiful me: heart, hands, hope inset: Kasey hance bottom: alyson, emma and katie

Hance Family Foundation in their daughters’ memory. A friend approached Jackie about a void in girls’ self-esteem that she felt could be filled with a concerted effort and a special program underwritten by the foundation. Jackie suffered with bulimia since she was 14 years old and knew that a program to educate girls about self-esteem was needed. Beautiful Me…the Emma, Alyson and Katie Project began with girls ages 5 to 10 attending group lessons to learn about positive body awareness, problem-solving skills and building healthy relationships. These were all lessons Jackie had instilled in her own daughters. The girls who completed the program were given a necklace with three hearts to symbolize Emma, Alyson and Katie. As word about the program spread, the demand for more classes grew quickly. “This is an educational program, not group counseling,” Jackie explains. Beautiful Me is taught by certified teachers, social workers and counselors and has been integrated into many New York City schools and also reaches Long Island girls from elementary school to young women in high school and college. In the beginning it was too painful for Jackie to attend the classes, but every day she made some progress. “I would come for the last ten minutes with snacks,” Jackie recalls. Bernadette Smith, a close friend of Jackie’s and Executive Director of the Hance Family Foundation says, “We were all blown away by Jackie’s strength.” Emerging from her cocoon was not easy and it did not happen overnight. The agony of losing a child is only truly understood by someone who has lived through it. As Jackie was surrounded by the love of her family, friends and the community she began to breathe on

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her own, a little at a time. “I was in awe,” she says of the herculean efforts that were made to help her manage her grief. “I wanted to end my life and give up, but I started with small goals, like writing a thank you note. Then the foundation started and it turned into something.” Something Jackie could live for. Jackie and Warren welcomed their youngest daughter, Kasey, in October 2011. It was a difficult time and not the storybook moment typical of welcoming a new baby. But Jackie believed that she couldn’t find inner peace until she forgave her sister-in-law Diane, the woman who killed her girls. “I had a weight on my shoulders, like cement. You cannot have that kind of hatred and go on living,” she says. “I have to do this.” Jackie says that when she went to Diane’s gravesite and forgave her, it was a spiritual moment that has given her back the ability to give all of herself to her family. “I still dream about the girls,” she says. Her energy is now focused on raising Kasey, the littlest sister to Emma, Alyson and Katie. Kasey is the nucleus of the Hance family, a family that had been broken and was put back together through the tremendous will of Jackie and Warren. When I’ll See You

Again was released in April, Jackie was given more freedom and much-needed privacy. “The book answered a lot of questions and got the curiosity out,” she explains. “I would tell people, just read the book.” I’ll See You Again recounts her journey through bone-crushing grief, but in the end, her story is about love. From every facet of Jackie’s life Emma, Alyson and Katie’s love is the driving force. They are the caretakers of Jackie, Warren and Kasey, watching over them as they build their family foundation into a staple in the Long Island community. “Look in the mirror and say, ‘Hello, my name is...and I’m beautiful,’” girls in the Beautiful Me program are instructed. “You learn about giving and receiving compliments,” Jackie says. Because of the success of Beautiful Me, a sister program, dubbed Raising a Beautiful Girl, was recently launched for the parents of young girls. For Jackie, the grief of losing Emma, Alyson and Katie is something she lives with; it is a part of her. Her journey has been long and fraught with emotions that most of us cannot even contemplate. “The book changed everything,” Jackie says, and she learned, “You can turn the page and change your story.” Memorializing her girls by teaching our daughters about their differences and how we’re really all the same is Jackie’s mantra. “Everyone is different, but still beautiful. Beautiful Me is about what you have inside.”

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Cave Man with a Cause

When Mike Cave attended the Women’s Council of REALTORS® “Bras for a Cause” fundraiser in 2011, an idea was born. Mike had wanted to get involved with a charity to raise money for breast cancer research. The dreaded disease had touched him and his family personally. His aunt, Kathy Catalano died of breast cancer when she was only 45 years old, leaving six young children behind. Cave knew that he had to do something to help others, but at that time philanthropy wasn’t quite in the cards. As the owner of a growing title insurance business, 1st Equity in Syosset, Cave came from a working class family who didn’t have extra funds to support charity – not the way he wanted to. “Growing up we always had to hustle to make money,” Cave said. “We didn’t come from money, so it was our job to do as much as we could to make it, but also do right by the community and give back.” The Bras for a Cause party was a good start– but it was a one-time event. Plus, Cave sat in an assigned seat and didn’t get to meet any industry executives beyond his immediate table. He wanted to combine his entrepreneurial spirit with his desire to give back and created PinkTie. org, which targets men in the Real Estate business who can network for business at the annual event – and give back to charity. This concept not only helps to raise funds to further breast cancer awareness, but the valuable business connections made at the event will most likely prove to be lucrative, therefore generating money that can be donated to the charity. It’s a cyclical model where there is a continuous feed of networking, growing your business and writing a check back to the charity. “With PinkTie, you’re not only coming together for a charity event to do good and give back,” says Cave, “you can also grow your business. It’s Real Estate professionals networking for a cure.” Those in the Real Estate industry, including real estate agents as well as attorneys, title insurance and mortgage professionals, are disproportionally male, Cave wanted to target them – or more specifically, their checkbooks. And so, the pink tie, a male-oriented symbol reminiscent of the iconic pink bow that has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness. The first networking event was planned with a grand vision in mind. Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage was the chosen venue with a Gatsby-style theme and a lounge-vibe so that the guests would be encouraged to work the room and meet new contacts. The date was set for October 29, 2012, the day that Long Island suffered its greatest weather catastrophe, Hurricane Sandy. The event was rescheduled to April 8, 2013. Luck was on their side. It was a beautiful day and Long Islanders were ready to leave the enclaves of

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their homes and begin to do business again. “It was perfect. Everybody was ready to come out,” Cave said. The event was a smashing success and PinkTie. org raised over $65,000. Of that sum, $10,000 was raised by auctioning off pink ties signed by local sports heroes like John Starks and Anthony Mason of the Knicks, who also attended the event. That was just the beginning. hosted a kick-off party this October to generate excitement about the big event slated for this April. They raised $50,000 at Carlyle on the Green, where owner Steve Carle is a generous supporter of “The idea was just to get more people aware of it and get more sponsors,” Cave said. “We didn’t have all the bells and whistles, we just wanted to get more people aware of what we’re doing. To date, we’ve already raised over $50,000. So based on that, and the response we’re getting already, our goal is to raise over $100,000 at the April event. We think we’re going to have over 1,000 people there.“ All proceeds will be donated to FACT (Find a Cure Today), a Long Island non-profit founded by Old Bethpage resident Linda Ferrante. FACT’s mission is, “to fund and support institutions with dynamic and dedicated breast cancer researchers.” It’s a 100 percent volunteer organization, with no one in the foundation receiving salaries. This was an important component for Cave, who didn’t want to see the money donated from PinkTie get lost to administrative costs. Since Long Island is disproportionally affected by breast cancer, Cave also wanted to keep the donations local. “[Ferrante] donates all the money to places on Long Island. And that’s what we wanted – to keep it local because Long Island has suffered with this. Everywhere I go someone’s mother, sister, daughter or wife has suffered. Enough is enough. We figured if we can rally behind this with enough people, we can make a difference and really raise awareness,” says Cave. The PinkTie event will be held April 7th at Carlyle on the Green and will have plenty of excitement like live entertainment, casino tables, athletes, auctions, camaraderie and business networking. It is quickly becoming the premier event on Long Island for those in the Real Estate industry. “If more people realized how much giving back will grow your business and give you a better feeling, at the end of the day,” Cave said. “I think more people would do it.” For more information, go to

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Real estate Agent Karina Guevara Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

“I love my job!” Karina Guevara, licensed associate real estate broker with Charles Rutenberg Realty exclaims. Anyone who knows Karina is familiar with her passion and enthusiasm for real estate sales that seems to define her. In 2003, she held her first open house, which was also her birthday. Since that day, Karina has become one of the Rutenberg’s top producers on Long Island. With her daughter in preschool, Karina loved that she could create flexible hours to suit the schedule of a new mother. Soon she fell in love with the business itself. “I love to make a difference in the lives of others,” Karina says. She especially loves working with first-time homebuyers on the Queens/Long Island border near her home in Floral Park. She enjoys helping people who are making their first major home purchase, a life-changing event that can be daunting. “I move people,” she says. “Not just physically, into their new homes. I move them emotionally and mentally because I care so much.” Her hard work and passion for real estate sales has led to her success in life. A self-described “workaholic,” she is the breadwinner of her family; allowing her husband to stay home with their toddler so that Karina can focus on her career full time. “This has been the best year of my life!” she says happily. Born in the Philippines, Karina says a discovery of hemophilia brought her to the United States for medical treatment at age 21. Karina took to this country like a fish to water, working as an executive assistant and as a bartender, where she met her future husband. She counts all of her experiences, the hardship and the hard work, as building blocks to where she is now: a top producer, a mother, and a wife. But most of all: being free. “Freedom is important to me,” she told Milieu. “Not just financial freedom, but the freedom to be who you’re supposed to be.” When she joined Charles Rutenberg Realty in 2010, she knew that Broker Joe Moshé ran a company that would give her that freedom. And now the world is hers for the taking. 38 MILIEU Exclusively for Long Island Women

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Hauppauge // $729,900

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Décor a la Maison Music Room

One Light Pendant


Acoustic Guitar Pendulum Clock

Petite chandelier dripping in a waterfall of crystal accents. ($227.70, Elements,

A checkerboard mirror with gold accents creates the perfect reflection for a musician’s space. (POR, Trapani Art and Frame, Manhasset, TrapaniArtAnd

Hamilton KB-1E Music Stand

The perfect addition to your mixed media room. ($40, The Musician’s Place, Holbrook)

No need for a metronome with this stylish pendulum wall clock. ($39.95,

MUSIC ROOM Music Room Divider Canvas 6’ double-

Kawai Baby Grand Piano

With its resonant tone, an impressive addition to your home or studio. (POR, Frank & Camille’s, Multiple Locations,

Noteworthy Carpet

Adds just the right note to the room, pulling all elements together. (From $121 to $788,

sided room divider, with sheet music or keyboard. ($125,

Daisy Rock Girl Guitar

Purple acoustic guitar, lighter weight, slimmer neck, this guitar is totally inspiring. ($170, The Musician’s Place, Holbrook)

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Mali Futon in Purple and Black Polka-Dot

Ideal for those late-night lyric writing sessions or just for day dreaming. ($328,

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Libraries: Shhh Happens Mouse Pad

Just a little reminder, you’re in a library, so Be Quiet! ($11.95,

Secretary Desk

The cherry finish and turned legs give this desk a timeless look. (POR, Seigerman’s Furniture, Farmingdale,

Personal Library Kit

Revive old-fashioned library circulation techniques for fun and book retention with our classic bestseller! ($16.99,

Classic Brown Globe

A classic old world library staple, the perfect touch on an end table or shelf. ($49.95, multiple locations, Pier 1 Imports,

Butterfly Bookends Flutter away with these beautiful butterfly bookends. ($62,

Times Square Tray Cocktail Storage Ottoman

With four wood serving trays and removable top for storage, this ottoman is ideal for storing books and blankets and for entertaining. ($231.49,

HOME LIBRARY Kate Spade New York Card Catalog iPhone 5 Case

Cleverly disguise your iPhone as a card catalog with this cute case from Kate Spade. The case features three credit card slots for quick and easy access, keeping you organized and fuss-free. ($40, Multiple Locations,

Hamilton Library Table

Bob-O-Pedic Chaise

Elegant and comfortable, 100% leather with memory foam top. ($299, Bob’s Furniture, Multiple Locations,

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With slanted shelves for storing your favorite reading materials and a wide, smooth top, this console table is sure to please. ($289.,

Retro-Style Wood Multimedia File Cabinets Retro-style media cabinets help you get a handle on your collection of music and movies while bringing back memories of the Dewey Decimal System. ($229.95,

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bon appétit Long Island’s own Chef Eddie G dishes the bowl: “With soups, it’s like building a house. You start with what you’re rendering on the bottom and you continue to put fresh ingredients in. I always say the key to a great soup is cook low and slow with the best fresh quality ingredients.”

Need a Recipe? Here’s 5 Top Sites for Soups & Stews 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Pictured Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding with Sausage and Gruyère from

Soup nights are popping up all around the United States as a stress-free way to bring neighbors together. The host provides two or three pots of soup, and the guests bring their own dishes and silverware, and perhaps a salad or some bread. Neighbors get to know each other by name, people of all ages connect and socialize, and the neighborhood becomes friendlier and safer.

Chef Eddie G’s Long Island Clam Chowder Ingredients


2 lb. white potatoes, peeled coarsely and chopped

In a saucepan, cover potatoes with water and bring to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are easily pierced, then drain and set aside. In a large stockpot over medium heat, cook salt pork, breaking up pieces until it releases its fat and cooks through; add the celery, carrots and onions, and red pepper flakes. Cover and cook until onions are translucent and vegetables have softened. Season with pepper, thyme and Tabasco to taste. While the vegetables are cooking, in a large stock pot place clams and add 6 cups of water, or more if needed, to just cover the clams. Cover the pot and bring to a light boil. When vegetables are done, add liquid to the vegetable pot, add potatoes and tomatoes, and stir. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes on low heat, then add clam meat and any extra liquid, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

1lb. sliced salt pork or thick-cut bacon coarsely chopped 4 celery ribs, diced  2 carrots, peeled and diced  2 large onions, peeled and diced  Freshly ground black pepper  Fresh thyme  Tabasco sauce  4 doz. Little Neck clams 6 cups water  Pinch Red Chili Flakes 6 Long Island Tomatoes diced 

All-Clad 6.5 Qt. Slow Cooker TRU 3-Crock Buffet Server

A must-have for entertaining guests and feeding the whole family. The temperature controls keep food hot and ready to eat, no matter what the meal, or how many people you’re feeding. ($29.99, Kohls,

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Aztec Spooner Mug, 10 Oz.

Whether a gift or a new addition to your own kitchen’s arsenal, this oversized mug equipped with a spoon will warm the belly and soul of anyone who enjoys delicious and inviting soups and drinks during these cold, chilly winter days and nights. (POR,

—Chef Eddie G, Celebrity Chef,

This will be your new go-to tool for a wonderful, slowcooked meal. The programmable timer ensures your food simmers at the optimal temperature for up to 26 hours—and your mouth waters for just as long! ($179.99, Macys,

Soup-A-Chef Healthy Lifestyle Soup Maker

Save the pots and pans; cook, boil and simmer your food all in one simple step. The Soup-A-Chef Healthy Lifestyle Soup Maker has an easy onetouch operation that whips up whichever soup or stew you and your family so desire, from the most soothing chicken soup to a minestrone you thought you could only order from a restaurant. ($137.95 Walmart,

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St. Valentine’s Day tips from aEvery Professional Matchmaker year I get asked the same question before Valentine’s Day,

“What is the easiest way of finding someone so I can enjoy Valentine’s Day?” You might think I would recommend my services at Maureen Tara Nelson Private Matchmaking as the only way to be successful, but I would never do that. In fact, I suggest that you start the dating process on your own, and I will give some helpful suggestions on how to make it easier. I recommend first giving yourself six months on your own. After six months, I suggest speeding up the process and making it easier for yourself. Come in for a free consultation to see if we can help you. In my over 13 years of matchmaking, I have over 1,000 success stories of people just like you who are very happy they came in and let me do the work for them. But again, first give yourself six months of trying to meet Mr./Ms.Right on your own. Here are some helpful suggestions that will make it easier for you: When you are ready for a committed relationship, let everyone you know you are ready and looking for someone who shares the same interests as you. Make sure you are at a healthy and happy place in your life. You need to love yourself first before someone else can love you. Be sure you are portraying yourself in a positive light. Stop looking for perfection. No one is perfect, not even you. Decide on the five most important attributes your partner must have. (If someone doesn’t possess something which is number seven on your list let it go; you are being too picky.) Always leave the house looking and feeling your best. Confidence is a huge turn-on. Do not get disappointed if you are not successful in your own search for six months. It truly is very difficult to find the right person. For a match to be “made in heaven” you must have two characteristics. You need to be compatible with one another, and you need to have chemistry with each other. Only after trying on your own unsuccessfully, please feel free to call for a complimentary, no-pressure personal interview with Maureen Tara Nelson at 516-444-2861 or 631-577-7940. Ja n ua ry / Febr ua ry 20 14 

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The Indie Woman

If you love to shop in your supermarket, and are a 20- to 30-something fashionable woman who has strong brand affiliation but not enough time to cook, you are being coined the “Indie woman” by AdWeek. In response to this newly recognized demographic of women, some food manufacturers are expanding their pre-made meal lines to cater to these busy women.

Supermarket Socializing

Another trend we’ll be seeing more of is supermarkets being used as gathering places, with in-store community rooms utilized for culinary classes and and social events that center around food.

Nutrition is the key to better health. According to the Innova Market Top 10 Trend list, this is only now beginning to trend with food manufacturers, some taking a closer look at a more holistic approach in providing nutritious food and beverages to consumers. Finally!

This Joint is Jumpin’!

Bounce Trampoline Sports is a new fitness trend that just hopped into Syosset. Bounce on It features separate trampoline courts for open jumping and court sports like Trampoline Dodgeball and Slam Dunk Basketball. Floors and walls are all covered in padding. For the adventurous, try Trampoline Bungee Jumping. There’s a special area for children ages 2-6 with a bounce court and inflatables, perfect for group outings and birthday parties. (Bounce On It,, Syosset)

Top 5Trends for 2014 Worldwide Fitness

Most fitness professionals are learning more about nutrition and behavior change to address the alarming problem of obesity. The 2014 Worldwide Fitness Trends, conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, was recently released. Here are some of the results:


High-intensity interval training (HIIT)


Bodyweight training

to the FDA, so it’s back to the drawing board for pharmaceutical companies to find the magic pill to increase libido in women. Flibanserin was a daily pill that acted on brain chemicals linked to women’s mood and appetite. The FDA questioned whether the drug’s benefits outweighed its risks, considering its “modest” effectiveness and side effects like fatigue, nausea and dizziness.

Benefits include: Improved cardiovascular fitness and calorieburning capacity in less time using less equipment. Pushups, pull-ups, squats and core floor exercises can be done anytime, anywhere to target your major muscle groups. Barre-type classes are another form of bodyweight training that is gaining popularity.


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Strength training.


Libido Drug for Women Put On Hold Flibanserin is a flop, according

Using a certified coach one-on-one almost guarantees results. Popular for regular exercise buffs or athletes, but also the sedentary, the injured, the elderly and younger people.

Exercise and weight loss

A combination of exercise and diet programs is proven to make weight loss more effective.

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The world’s largest nutritional database and calorie counter, millions of people have downloaded this free App to help them lose weight.


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ABC News’Amy Robach’s Mammogram: Much More than Public Service It was supposed to be a routine Good Morning America segment for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Amy Robach, the ABC News journalist, who had never had a mammogram, reluctantly agreed after some prodding by colleagues to have one. But it was not to be the sort of private affair that other women share with their physician. Instead, she had been asked to perform the first live television mammogram. In a taped piece before the procedure, she said she’d agreed to the unusual public demonstration because, “If I’ve put it off, how many other people have put it off as well?” Still, as Robach explained to viewers, she had little reason to expect anything but a clean bill of health. By delaying her mammogram until now, she knew she had been taking a risk, but was not overly concerned. Like many women, she calculated that her risk was low. Her work and family schedule was more hectic than most and –taking everything into account -the test could wait. “I work out, I eat right, I take care of myself and I have very little family history; in fact, all of my grandparents are still alive.” But she yielded to arguments from her producers and was persuaded to undergo the procedure on national TV on October 1st because, she told her audience, “If even one life is saved through early detection, it’s all worth it.” She didn’t dream that the person whose life may have been saved through early detection would be her own. After several subsequent tests a few weeks later, she was given a diagnosis of breast cancer. In November, she received a bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, and is currently recovering. Ms. Robach’s experience is a powerful argument for early detection. The oddsmaker in every woman’s mind will want to take the journalist’s lesson to heart. Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology is the leading breast-imaging facility on Long Island, featuring 3D mammography, a new groundbreaking technology that generates 3D images of the breast and gives physicians a clearer look through overlapping breast tissue. Studies have demonstrated that 3D mammography is far superior to conventional mammography in detecting cancer and lowering the risk of false-positives. ZPR is the only radiology practice using all Hologic 3D machines–-the gold standard in 3D mammography-–not just in a few locations, but in every location. ZPR also offers digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and breast biopsies in a caring and compassionate environment.

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Reverse Resolutions By Jaime Franchi

It’s as American as apple pie. The ball drops, and the pads of paper come out for lists of improvements to be made. The build up to the new you: thinner, more productive, and overall just better. And then comes the inevitable: failure. According to Forbes magazine, only 8 percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. So I vow to do it a little different this year. I’m making reverse resolutions. Instead of focusing on restricting myself and berating myself for “bad behavior,” this year I’m going to look at the positive side of bad habits. And then own them.

I resolve to procrastinate more

According to a study in Science Daily, brief diversions help to improve focus. Frequent breaks – for coffee, to chit-chat with co-workers, to get to the next level of Candy Crush – will improve your performance in the long run. So I will no longer force myself to sit at a desk plugging through a tough task. I’m going to take breaks. And more importantly, forgive myself for them.

I resolve to drink more wine and beer

We’ve all heard the health benefits of drinking red wine in moderation: lower rates of heart attack, lower rates of diabetes, longer lifespan. But too much moderation will leave you with too few benefits. The answer? Drink more. According to Dr. Eric Rimm, associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, it is healthier to imbibe one to two drinks every other day, than to drink moderately only on weekends. The science behind it shows that alcohol reduces the risk of blood clotting, but only for one day. So to drink every other day would be to keep this risk low constantly. I’ll drink to that.

I resolve to ditch modesty

I’m going to stop worrying about seeming "conceited" to friends and to own my good traits. And to pass this habit of not dismissing compliments on to my daughter so that she might one day smile and say thank you when someone tells her she's pretty, instead of denying it and saying, "I'm fat," instead.

I resolve to eat more

Instead of restricting myself by dieting, I'm going to add one healthy food to my diet each day. “The concept is to "crowd out" the less healthy food,” instructs holistic health coach Elizabeth Riordan. “When you add more real foods to what you eat, the processed comfort foods will slowly disappear from your daily diet. An easy way to start this is by adding one dark leafy green to your diet. By adding broccoli (raw or cooked) as a snack or a side to your meal you will feel more satiated. When your appetite is satisfied it will curb those "bad cravings."  I tell all my clients it's a lifestyle change that will begin to build a healthier body and immune system. Have patience with yourself. The concept of restriction most often leads to later binge eating.”  


I resolve to spend more time on Facebook

Plenty of ink has been spilled on the risks of social media, from encouraging a sedentary lifestyle to cyber-bullying and the proliferation of sexual predators. But the health benefits are plentiful, if you know where to look. According to, social media facilitates social interaction, builds communities, normalizes help-seeking behavior, and inspires healthy lifestyle changes by offering ideas and support. What’s not to “like”?

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Adoption Spotlight

Judd is a 7-year-young Min Pin. Just look at that admiring face of his! Judd enjoys playing with bones and toys and loves to go for walks. This tiny boy would love to spend time with you cuddling or playing one of his favorite games, hiding under a blanket playing “Ghost!”To adopt Judd or another adorable pet, go to or call 631-368-8770.

Family Fun Trip

LI Green Market It’s difficult to find fresh fruit and vegetables during the

winter season. Luckily, the LI Green Market has a farmers market every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until February 23, 2014 at the Suffolk Y JCC at 74 Hauppauge Road in Commack. At the market you’ll find certified organic vegetables and greens, LI corn, heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, squash and onions. Fresh fruit and juices, milk, wine pasta, pickles, baked goods, jams and other locally sourced items are also available, including natural and organic health and beauty aids. (

TRENDY NAMES FOR 2014 Trendy names are a great conversation topic, so for 2014, Nameberry recently announced their list of baby name trends. You can form your own opinion, but remember, a name will last a lifetime. So be kind. Eccentric Ancestors names:

Edna, Ethel, Wolfgang Non-traditional middle names for girls:

Lucy Thomas, Agnes Charles, Mary James Spice Girl Names:

Saffron, Sage, Rosemary, Juniper, Cassia, Cayenne and Lavender Pope Francis, Baby Name Influencer:

Frances, Francisco, Francesca, Frank, Frankie, Francine Virtue Names for Boys:

Noble, Valor, Justice, Loyal and True.


Start a winter family tradition while teaching your children about nature. First, take the kids on a scavenger hunt for pine cones. If there are no pine trees in your area, take a ride to a county or state park, and make an afternoon of it.

Directions: Cut a long length of yarn or ribbon to hang the bird feeder.

Ancient Greek mythological names:

Tie the ribbon in a knot around the pine cone near the top (about 3 sections down) and then a knot at the other end.

Theodora, Evangeline, Olympia, Cyrus, Elias Boys Names Ending in “N” ARE Over: Two syllables like Aidan and Landon are out; ones here to stay are Owen and Ethan Dowdy Royal Names:

Mary, Louis, Helena, Albert, Margaret, Arthur, Maud, George Slow-Breaking Trend, Hero Names:

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Check out the Vary You Backpack Purse by Thirty-One. It can be worn four ways by simply changing the straps and can be worn as a backpack, one-shoulder backpack, crossbody or shoulder bag. ($65,

Supplies: Once you have your pine cones, you’ll need scissors, a butter knife and: Paper plate Smooth peanut butter Wild Birdseed or breakfast cereal Ribbon or yarn

Names beginning with the ConsonAnt “C”:

Cassius, Cassia, Cassian and Caspian, Cyrus, Cora, Clarissa, Clementine, Cordelia and Clara

For the woman on the go

Spread a clump of peanut butter on the paper plate, and then spread the peanut butter inside the pine cone and around the edges. Sprinkle the birdseed to get as much as possible in the center and then roll the pine cone in the birdseed. Hang on a tree and enjoy watching the birds eat their delicious treat​.

Family Fun Book

Who doesn’t love to doodle? And winter is the best time to gather the family together and let the creativity run free with this adorable book that will let you and your children’s imagination take off. You’ll discover more about each other as you learn about favorite places, things and memories while making new ones that will last a lifetime.

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JOKE TIME JUMBLES ACROSS 1 Joe of “Raging Bull” 6 Boss woman 13 Gabs with flirtatiously 20 Routinely 21 Explorer Leif 22 Carolina of fashion 23 Bought brass and bronze? 25 Swallow greedily 26 Selected passages 27 Mediocre grades 29 Field marshal Erwin 30 Took a chair 31 Where a beautiful woman swims? 34 Jay-Z hit, e.g. 37 Moon of Jupiter 40 Restroom, for short 41 City in central Sicily 42 “Alas, it’s true, Ms. Bergen”? 47 Autumn chill 49 Dolled (up) 50 Library of Congress ID 52 “Hawaiian Favorites” singer 57 “Yer darn -!” 58 Show off parquet work? 62 Ocean Spray flavor prefix 63 Take - (chance it) 65 Oil qty. 66 “... some kind of -?” 67 Ruminant’s chew 68 Guthrie launches a Jedi master into a somersault? 73 Addenda to ltrs. 74 Blind as -

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76 Hesiod’s H 77 Like Carroll’s “borogoves” 78 Part of TLC 80 Tinkerbell’s ancient milky gem? 84 “The Raven” maiden 86 Blasé feeling 87 Yemen port 88 Sugar quantity 90 During each 92 Maneuver to avoid a traffic jam doesn’t work? 96 Hot tub locales 100 Succor 102 Beaverlike rodent 103 Driver’s peg 104 Inundate Liotta’s bucket? 108 Size up from medium: Abbr. 111 Actor Brando 112 Big drink 113 Recurring melodic fragment 118 Scale ranges 120 What each of this puzzle’s eight longest answers is a 93-Down of 123 Least nice 124 Hit from behind 125 Rainer of film 126 Classifies 127 Myopic cartoon guy 128 Rocker Bob DOWN 1 Pontiff 2 PC-sent page 3 Glue - (adhesive brand) 4 Gives up 5 Prefix with red 6 Pal of Ernie

7 Savings plans, briefly 8 Jazz poet Scott-Heron 9 Cato’s 1,150 10 Withdrawn from people 11 “True Blood” co-star Stephen 12 Adams of photography 13 “Evita” role 14 Title king for the Bard 15 Strong rival of Sparta 16 - l’oeil 17 Homily 18 Spur 19 Simmered Spanish dish 24 Decided to enter 28 “My Gal -” 31 Dandy fellow 32 GI’s address 33 Popular Irish ballad 34 Spellbound 35 Like the conga drum, ethnically 36 Destine 38 Manipulate 39 Fishing stick 43 “- girl!” 44 1986 book by rocker Turner 45 Sassy talk 46 Big inits. in fashion 48 Many a sharable PC file 51 Soft as a - bottom 53 Ending for Rock 54 Like the United Way and NPR 55 Locale-specific regulation 56 Meal bits 58 “What’s the -?” 59 Molokai or Maui: Abbr. 60 Penny-pinch 61 Municipal pol.

Answers can be found at

63 Certain female opera solo 64 Writer Dahl 67 Snug eatery 69 Not a bus. 70 Ms. Zadora 71 Size that’s the opp. of 108-Across 72 - clubs (certain card) 75 Capote, to his buddies 79 Kournikova of the court 81 Quick bark 82 Berlin article 83 Yoko 84 Sticking by 85 In addition 88 35mm camera type 89 Maui paste 91 Impassioned 93 Letter shuffle 94 Hwy. crime 95 Old religious scandal inits. 96 Gallery in western CA 97 Sites 98 Big arteries 99 California county 101 Bad: Prefix 105 Capital of Delaware 106 Bee cluster 107 Pied 109 Fish parts 110 Come after 113 - concern 114 “- I” (“Me too”) 115 Take - at (insult) 116 Hit with a zapping gun 117 - and terminer 119 Aves. 121 Lyric-penning Gershwin 122 Tripod piece

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What’s in the Cards Capricorn December 22 to January 19

Jan / Feb

the Star – you may feel a renewed sense of purpose and feel BY PSYCHICDEB inspired to do something that requires a leap of faith. Your sense of hope is what inspires you to follow your dreams. The Star promises a release from past difficulties.

Aquarius January 20 to February 18

the 4 of Wands reversed – this card reversed has the same meaning as it does in the upright position. This is a restful card, one of blessings, appreciation and happy and successful completion. The enterprise has become victoriously established.

Pisces February 19 to March 20

the Wheel of Fortune reversed – this card signals a relapse and what you thought was a finished matter returns to be dealt with again. There will be little progress after much work, complications and delays. Try to have the foresight to see an opportunity when presented.

Aries March 21 to April 19

the 8 of Pentacles reversed – don’t put your talents and skills to devious use in order to manipulate yourself to the top. It may be tempting but don’t do it. Getting caught up with worrying is senseless if you can’t change the circumstances or matters are out of your control.

Taurus April 20 to May 20

the 6 of Cups reversed – it is time for you to let go and stop dwelling on unhappy past events. You have to change and live for today. Weed out friends, situation or past loves; for you have outgrown them.

Gemini May 21 to June 20

the Queen of Swords – you will need much patience and courage in dealing with some difficult circumstances. A strongwilled woman is in a position to assist and teach you how to acquire these qualities to help you with the ups and downs of life.

Cancer June 21 to July 22

the 7 of Wands – you are challenged to defend your beliefs. You may have to prove you are more than capable of handling your life. The path you have chosen has led you to this point and you need to deal with the consequences of your choices.

Leo July 23 to August 22

the Magician – this is a time of new beginnings. You are about to demonstrate your creative gifts and abilities and develop any untapped potential of which you may not be aware. Opportunities that required a focused mind and intuitive insight are likely to present themselves giving you a chance to develop your skills.

Virgo August 23 to September 22

the Ace of Pentacles reversed – something you’ve been wanting or waiting for will not arrive. You may be feeling dissatisfied with your job, money or business efforts this month. Wait it out.

Libra September 23 to October 22

the 2 of Wands – new opportunities are being offered to you. It is time to take stock of your situation and plan ahead. You may need to re-evaluate you career and decide where you should go from here.

Scorpio October 23 to November 21

the King of Pentacles reversed – you may become involved with a man whose monetary dealings are unethical. He is stubborn and impractical but his expectations of his family are extreme and unfair. He could be a workaholic or extremely lazy; there is no in-between.

Sagittarius November 22 to December 21

the 10 of Wands – this card reflects the importance of learning the limits of what can and cannot be achieved. You may feel exhausted and not be able to continue what you’ve been doing for the past few months. Try to understand why you feel trapped so you can change your reality.

Psychicdeb uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. She is also an Astrologer and Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fair on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at:

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a few of our favorite (Winter) Things

Sara Anne Fingerman

Elisa Dalmzio

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Account Executive

When it’s cold and snowing there is nothing I love more than a big cup of hot cocoa! I do have a special way of making it… I use milk, Godiva hot chocolate mix, marshmallows and top it off with a ton of natural whipped cream! Yum!

Courtney Wray Account Executive

Beverly Fortune

Born a Capricorn, it’s natural for me to keep the winter months close to my heart. I love the great indoors this time of the year. On the weekends, I enjoy wearing my fuzzy Ugg slippers, curling up under a blanket with a good book and drinking a nice warm cup of green tea. Oh, and there is nothing better then trading my flip-flops for a hot pair of tall leather boots.

There’s no greater place to be than Long Island in the winter. I love any season where it’s socially acceptable to wear fur and scarves on the “regular.”


Baking! I love to try new recipes and in the winter I can spend hours in the kitchen trying different batches of cookies and cake pops.

Lissa Harris

Account Executive

Winter is my favorite time to practice the art of making a good fire in the fireplace! It is a skill I’ve been building for the last 10 years, knowing how to pick the right type of wood and kindling, even creating unique smells with different types of natural elements like sage or cinnamon bark!

Jaime Franchi

Jon Chim

staff writer

The snap and crackle of a fire. The richness of a roast cooked long in the oven. The contrast of cozy warmth inside to the blistering weather outside. The softness of your favorite sweater, holding you close like a hug.

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Snowboarding is my favorite winter activity. I try to hit the slopes as much as I can during the winter.  There is just something about going down the mountain and enjoying the view. Sign up for your free Milieu subscription at

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