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New Year’s Resolutions 101

*Christi Shingara* Ohh those good old New Year's resolutions. Even if you hate to admit it, we've all done them! Maybe some were successful and others not so much. Whatever the case, we thought it would be fun to go beyond the actual resolutions themselves and dive a little deeper into the tradition and how…

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NYE Fashion Feature: Fancy & Festive Looks to Ring in 2022!

*By: Fit Fancy Food* 2021 will soon be behind us and whether that's music to your ears or not, it's always exciting to think about the new year ahead! NYE is the best time to break out over-the-top statement pieces that you'd probably only wear this time of year. Classic black formal wear, faux furs,…

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Holiday Gingerbread Houses

*By: Megan Deppen* Over the past few years, our family has made an annual tradition of decorating gingerbread houses with my niece and nephew. It's such a great way to bring everyone together, and I love seeing how excited the kids get for these memorable and fun holiday traditions. This year we created Santa unicorns,…

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Fashion Edit – Fall Fabrics and Textures

*By: Fit Fancy Food* We are well into the fall season and many of us have already transitioned our wardrobes to reflect the shorter and cooler days upon us. With the chillier weather brings heavier textures and warmer fabrics. Here are some of the most essential fall fabrics and textures to wear this season and…

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Megan’s No Frills Baby Shower

By: Fit Fancy Food We recently celebrated our sister, Megan's, marvelous news that she'll be expecting a baby boy in January 2022! With the help of the fam, we put together a no-frills baby shower at our family's cabin on the creek. Since it was at a rustic venue, we opted for a casual menu…

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October Fashion Feature: Fall Colors and Patterns

*By: Fit Fancy Food* With the fall season comes fashion that reflects the beautiful landscape of colors that surround us. Mustard-toned yellows, fiery reds, burnt oranges as well as patterns such as plaids and dark florals are all trending this time of year. Other popular color trends you'll see this season are shades of brown,…

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Danny Clinch – Transparent Clinch Gallery

*By: Christi Shingara* *Edited By: Linz Bordner * Photos of the Transparent Clinch Gallery, Asbury Park, NJBy: Christi Shingara Danny Clinch is one of my favorite photographers and has shot a plethora of musical greats from Bob Dylan and Tupac Shakur to Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Cash, not to mention some of my favorite rock…

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Managing a Farmers Market: An Insider’s Story

*By: Christi Shingara* Photos: Christi Shingara We all love our local farmers market, but did you ever want to know what it takes to manage one? I got a chance to sit down with Jackie Wood who manages the Saugerties Farmers Market in the Hudson River Valley. She talks about how she became a manager,…

Destination…Key West, Florida

*By: Megan Deppen* In mid-July, after a long year and a half without being able to travel due to the pandemic, I was very excited we were finally going on vacation! A group of friends invited us to go to Key West, Florida. Neither my husband or I have ever been there, so we were…

The Real Roadrunner

*By: Christi Shingara* Anthony Bourdain in a still from Morgan Neville's documentary Roadrunner. I first learned about Anthony Bourdain years ago in New York City when I was working at a bar on the Lower East Side and my manager at the time would talk endlessly about the show No Reservations on the Travel Channel.…