Visiting the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than a visit to Radio City Music Hall for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The Rockettes have been adding a dash of glamour to New York City for over 85 years and this year’s show doesn’t disappoint with its dazzling dance numbers combined with 1,100 colorful costumes and state-of-the-art technology. GPS-enabled snow flakes anyone?

We got a preview of the show earlier this month and it gets two thumbs up from Sebastian, a veteran Christmas Spectacular attendee and Rockettes connoisseur. He even got to chat with the statuesque beauties at a private media reception in the Roxy Suite:

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Tips for families:

    • Aisles need to remain clear at all times so you will be asked to check your stroller before you are seated. Plan accordingly.
    • Lucas had a hard time sitting but he did like the show. I think it’s most appropriate for 3+ years of age.
    • Showtimes are back to back and you may need to wait on line outdoors to enter the theater or retrieve tickets. Dress in layers!
    • Like all shows, there are treats and merchandise (including light up toys) for sale all over the theater so either budget a little extra for souvenirs or tell your kids “no way” before you’re inundated from every angle, including down the aisle before showtime.
    • While there are plenty of snacks on site, the food is not adequate for lunch. Plan according. With kids, we love Ted’s Montana Grill around the corner or the “food court” in Rockefeller Center.

The Christmas Spectacular only runs through December 31st so be sure to book your tickets ASAP and look for discounts and deals like this Long Island Railroad one. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased online at RadioCityChristmas.com. Ticketmaster or Radio City’s Box Office.

{Tickets provided for review.}

25 Beauty Products To Try This Fall/Winter

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For my beauty junkies, here are 25 of the best beauty products fall 2014 to keep you hydrated and glamorous throughout the holiday season and beyond:
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A revival of Love Letters, A.R. Gurney’s 1988 play, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is showing on Broadway this fall with a star-studded cycle of casts including: Brian Dennehy, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen:
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Free to Be | Earl Jean Girls’ Night Out $500 Giveaway

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Carly of Thirty Something Fashion and I had the extraordinary opportunity this summer to shoot a jeans campaign for the relaunch of Earl Jean.

The new site is officially on-line with images of us in new collection taken by international fashion photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth peppered throughout.
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A Whole New World | Aladdin on Broadway

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Sebastian and I spent some alone time in the city last week as guests of Tieks at Aladdin on Broadway. I was 7 years old when I saw my first musical (Singin’ in the Rain) and was a tad skeptical about Sebastian’s ability to sit through the entire performance at the age of 5 but Aladdin is so high-energy from the singing and dancing to the bright colors and technical aspects that he was engaged the entire time.
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Mode Monday | Indian Summer

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I know it’s not Monday but as a mom, sometimes Wednesday is Monday and Monday is Wednesday. I wanted to get this post up earlier in the week but you know, life.

With the exception of a few rainy days, the weather here in New York has been pretty mild this autumn. It’s been hovering around 70 degrees these past few days and today is no exception. We’ve been busy little bees, hence my absence from the blog, so the Indian Summer is much appreciated.
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October has blown by and I haven’t made mention of any of the thoughtful breast cancer awareness campaigns reminding us of the importance of early detection. It’s a little raw for me this year. My cousin, a mother of 3 and only a few years older than me, courageously fought and thankfully beat breast cancer just this summer. I also learned that my grandmother’s twin sisters were both diagnosed with breast cancer, something I was oblivious to until recently.
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The first few months after both my sons were born are a bit foggy but some moments are so significant, I recall them as vividly as if they happened this morning.
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