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Danny Clinch – Transparent Clinch Gallery

*By: Christi Shingara* 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 bands, Pearl Jam and Radiohead.…

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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,…

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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…

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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.…

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July Fashion Feature: Red, White & Blue

By: Linz Bordner, Megan Deppen and Christi Shingara Tis the season for red, white, and blue fashion to show off your patriotic side. Sure, the Fourth of July has passed, but this classic color combination can be worn all summer long!

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The Greenhouse at Tarry Hall

*By: Linz Bordner* My wonderful mother-in-law, Lois, agreed to let us film her awe-inspiring greenhouse and answer some questions about what influenced the design along with providing us some tips and tricks on how she grows and maintains a plentiful array of herbs. If that wasn’t enough, she even prepared several herb-infused dishes and drinks…

Food is Life: The Culinary Institute of America

*By: Megan Deppen and Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara Photo: Megan Deppen Recently we had the pleasure of experiencing The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY and it was a real treat! CIA was founded in 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut by the New Haven Restaurant Association and was led by Frances…

Exclusive Interview: Nina Weller – Weller Event Designs

*By: Megan Deppen* For our May interview feature, I had the opportunity to talk with my beautiful friend, Nina Weller, about her event and design planning business, Weller Event Designs. We discussed everything from how she got started to how the business has had to pivot during the pandemic and so much more. Check out…

Exclusive Interview: Shantell Robertson – Get Your Chic On

*By: Christi Shingara* I recently had the opportunity to talk with Shantell Robertson, who is the creator of the popular fashion blog Get Your Chic On. She shares with us the inspiration behind her blog and her must have pieces for spring. We also touch on topics from the Royals to spring trends according to Vogue's fashion guru Anna…

Exclusive Interview: Lynann Escatel – Pilates and ELODA Instructor

*By: Christi Shingara* I recently had the opportunity to interview Lynann Escatel who is a certified Pilates and ELDOA instructor. We discuss the specifics of these exercise methods, the health benefits they provide and how they compare to other exercise disciplines. We also dive into the history of these methods. I certainly learned a lot…