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The night I met Prince, or, the coolest moment of my life

April 24, 2016

Dear Prince, I am writing my first-ever fan letter, to say “thank you.” Three decades ago, we met in a fleeting New York moment that gave me faith in my […]

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The price of freedom: My $9k dream vacation

June 22, 2015

Running away from home for a 10-day painting vacation in France came with a price — $9,079.80, to be exact. But it’s what I wanted to do. I had a […]

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Shopping for memories from my French painting vacation

June 12, 2015

Oh, this French vacation is zooming by, making me feel nostalgic. So I went shopping for souvenirs — memories to take home as I explored Honfleur during a very rainy […]

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5 reasons to love the Hastings-on-Hudson farmers market

May 23, 2015

It’s that time again here in my hometown! The farmers market is setting up for the summer at its outdoor location overlooking the Hudson River. There’s something special about buying […]

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Green Festival Expo — photos of new food & home products

April 26, 2015

For three intoxicating hours at Green Festival Expo, I stuffed my face on organic food samples and marveled at hundreds of new products. This was heaven for impulse shoppers, which […]

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How to budget a Miami vacation & not feel like a loser

April 18, 2015

My daughter and I recently discovered Miami and can’t wait to go back. This crazy, seaside metropolis delivered excellent surf, shopping and dining on a budget. The trip left us […]

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4 reasons to avoid sugar

July 23, 2013

If you’re not interested in dealing with the issue of sugar addiction, the new August issue of National Geographic might change your mind. The cover story on the evils of […]

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