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Life & Style
Along for the Rye’d: Coming Home Empty-Handed from the Fair
Sunday, 05 May 2013 00:00
I’ve just returned from the Midland School Fair. I am completely dehydrated, my feet hurt, and I am in possession of one partially mutilated cake that my son won at the cakewalk.
Dressing on the Side: The Well-Heeled Woman
If the shoe fits, wear it. And let’s be truthful: Even if the shoe doesn’t fit, we wear it.
Mostly Just a Mom, Thanks
Thursday, 02 May 2013 14:11
Twenty five years out, a mom considers her school’s annual request: “Please let us know what you’ve been up to — any exciting news or announcements for the next edition of the alumni magazine.
Rye’s Timeless Landscapes
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00
Dressing on the Side: Hold the Khakis and Show Your Colors
If you observed Lent, you had to give up something. And I really hope it was khaki.
Men’s Style Notes: Make Mine Double
Saturday, 20 April 2013 00:00
Thoreau meant well, when he warned us in “Walden,” “Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.”
Along for the Rye’d: Case Closed on Missing Socks, All of Them!
Sunday, 07 April 2013 00:00
There are many baffling questions we ask again and again, hoping that maybe in the afterlife their answers will be revealed to us.
It's in the Bag
Saturday, 06 April 2013 00:00
Dressing on the Side:
To carry off a new spring look, you need a bag.
At Lola: L’Objets of Your Desire
Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00
When Caroline Schneider, owner of Lola at 80 Purchase Street, was in Paris in January, she was immediately smitten by everything in the new L’Objet Pour Fortuny line. Smitten enough to make Lola the only independent shop in Westchester to debut the line.
Along for the Rye’d: The Hot Seat
Friday, 15 March 2013 13:55
Is there anything more awkward than the parent-teacher conference? It embodies all the stress and apprehension of a performance review with the added discomfort of being perched on a teeny tiny chair.
Bedford Spring Antiques Moves To Harvey School
Thursday, 14 March 2013 00:00
The 28th annual Bedford Spring Antiques Show will take place April 6 and 7 in a new venue: the Harvey School’s new state-of-the-art athletic center in Katonah.
Along for the Rye’d: How Legos Can Save the World
Monday, 04 March 2013 00:00
I had a pretty productive stay-cation over February break. I cleaned out three closets, gained two pounds, and rekindled my love affair with Legos.
iLost Without iWife
Saturday, 02 March 2013 00:00
I’ve read that the president plans to put the full weight of the executive branch behind an idea whose time has finally come: a long, in-depth study of the human brain.
Life & Style: Dressing on the Side, A Spritz of Spring
Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00
Spring dishes up a lighter, looser style and a side order of black and white — and BAM, a power pop of color. Think a Helmut Newton photo with a large dose of Vitamin C. This time around, the lighter shades moved off the stale pales to crisp, tangy citrus –– pink grapefruit, lemon zest, lime, and especially tangerine. Invader color: Cobalt blue.
Green Space: Baking Soda, the Must-Have Cleanser
Thursday, 07 February 2013 16:26
Baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda) is a naturally occurring material that is non-toxic, inexpensive, and a great household cleaner.
Along for the Rye’d: The Not-So-Little Instruction Booklet
Sunday, 27 January 2013 00:00
Boy, do I need a vacation. I’m actually on my way to a four-day weekend with my husband, no kids.
Dear Oprah, Time to OWN Up!
Thursday, 24 January 2013 17:11
When I was a boy being introduced to confession, along with its bonus companion for life, guilt, I was pretty sure that I was the only one who actually had to make stuff up before going into the dark confessional.
Just Do It
Thursday, 24 January 2013 17:08
With the promise of spring in the air, my thoughts drift to the long-awaited ground hog and his shadow. The notion of waiting has always intrigued me, because I’ve never been very good at it.
Along for the Rye’d: The Hazards of the Bumper Sticker
Saturday, 12 January 2013 00:00
The other night, I was driving up to my house and saw a man unloading garbage from his car into the dumpster at the construction site next door.
Cliff Notes for the New Year
Friday, 11 January 2013 15:13
Yodaleyheehoo! Did someone mention a year-end “Fiscal Cliff?” Hah! Those D.C. guys are amateurs. I (and I’ll bet you too) have negotiated so many fiscal cliffs that the Club Alpin Francais has made me an honorary life member.
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