| destination this month, the Dewberry Hotel in Charleston, S.C. |
I’m thrilled that my Friday series, Favorite Things, wraps up a week that was bookended by February and March! I’m so ready for spring time. Here’s an interesting tidbit. Did you know that today is National Unplug Day? If you do, you should not even be reading this. For the rest of us, National Unplug Day is the first Friday in March. This holiday (their words, not mine) consists of a 24-hour period from sundown to sundown, to unplug, unwind, relax and do things other than using today’s technology, electronics and social media. As long as it doesn’t mess with me watching SNL, I’m cool with it.
Have you seen all the Saint Patrick’s Day themed items? It’s like a green out. They are everywhere. It is a good reminder for me to make my One Bowl Irish Soda Bread. If you are not a baker or if you want to give your kiddos some experience, this is an ideal recipe to try. You literally mix all the ingredients in one bowl and pop it in the oven to bake. It is foolproof and delicious. Click HERE for the recipe and step-by-step photos that show you exactly how to make this traditional St. Patty’s Day Bread.
| Near & Far Aid’s Spring Gala Indoor Rooftop Party Experience |
Connecticut readers! If you want to do some serious partying, head to Mitchell’s in Westport, CT. This high-end clothing store is being transformed to host the Near & Far Aid Spring Gala. The theme of the 2017 gala is “Sky’s the Limit.” It is a rooftop party, but inside. Translation: very cool.
Click HERE to learn more about the party and to purchase tickets. I have a feeling it is going to be a rager.
Have a wonderful weekend xo
| Catherine and I are excited to Be the Guests at this movie |
| my pick for a Stella & Dot party this weekend |
Below is the press release for the Near & Far Aid Spring Gala:
2 nights at The Cloisters for 2 people. Golf at any of the 3 championship courses including Seaside and Plantation home of the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic. Golf your second day at exclusive “members only” Ocean Forest ranked in Golf Digest’s and Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses.
You and a friend have the “impossible to get” tickets to this years top box office & music experiences. Choose from your favorite late night and daytime TV shows; Sold out concerts like, Lady Gaga, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, Coldplay and more. Spring & Summer just got so much cooler!
You and 3 of your friends will be treated to the ultimate day of pampering at New Beauty Wellness, Westport. This incredible package includes: 4 Signature Facials , 4 Deep Tissue Massage , 4 Spa Robes, Lunch for 4, Champagne , $75 product voucher and 4 Ritual Candles.
This cannot be purchased by the public: 4 Grandstand seats right in Herald Square for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. You and your family get to kick off the holiday season right. This priceless package also includes dinner for 4 at Stella 34 and accommodations at the University Club on Wednesday night. Take in first hand all the excitement and wonder that have made us smile over the years.
The Park Hyatt St. Kitt’s is opening Spring 2017! The winner of this amazing 2-night stay will fall in love with this luxury hotel’s 5-star accommodations: spacious contemporary guest rooms; golden sandy beaches; crystal-clear waters; 3 signature restaurants; offers all the fun water sports you desire.
Near & Far Aid provides funding for agencies and programs in Fairfield County that are working to break the cycle of poverty. We work with other community leaders and funders to forge partnerships with a common goal of strengthening our community. For over 60 years, Near & Far Aid has remained an all-volunteer organization, currently working with more than 100 local agencies that address the causes and effects of poverty, and has granted over $16 million since 2000.