14 01, 2014

Leading with Gratitude

By |January 14th, 2014|Business, Leadership, Loyalty|

How many times has your boss said “thank you” and it was heard as blah blah blah?

How many times has your boss said, “Thank you Susie for your hard work and for staying late and for making a difference every day with our projects so they are on time and a success”?

Here is  ONE EXAMPLE of a message from a boss that made a BIG impression.  My friend’s daughter [...]

7 01, 2014

Creative Business Models

By |January 7th, 2014|Business, Food, Leadership, Loyalty|

You all know how much I love Vermont…here are examples of three businesses that have different approaches to their success that I find inspiring.

The Woodstock Farmers Market is the place I visit every time I go to Vermont…the best produce, baked goods, and assortment of outstanding products, wine selection, fish, and sandwiches… everything you need for the weekend. They received an award in NYC as the premier specialty market [...]

24 12, 2013

52 Hours In NYC

By |December 24th, 2013|Business, Holidays, Technology, Travel|

I had to go to get my shot of adrenaline, excitement, holiday transfusion and breathe the energy. Arriving at Peter’s apt where I lived twice a month for 17 years, looking down at Madison Ave from the 4th floor window, I felt a bit of anxiety, voyeurism, as I did not live there anymore. So I got on my walking boots and went to my usual jaunts. First to [...]

17 12, 2013

The Power of Gathering

By |December 17th, 2013|Business, Food, Holidays, Leadership|

I love Beacon Hill during the holidays, the epitome of Boston tasteful and conservative decorations.  This is Louisburg Square, (John Kerry owns a townhouse here) however, it could be Georgetown, or Pine Street in Philadelphia where the brownstone window boxes, wreaths, cobblestone sidewalks and green space are magical. Boston is understated decorations, lights in the trees on the Common and skating on the Frog Pond…no worries about melting ice

Many [...]

10 12, 2013

Shopping in your Hood…and beyond

By |December 10th, 2013|Business, Holidays|

One of my goals not working this December was to decorate my house like I have never done before and host gatherings with my friends. So last week we found every box in the attic of ornaments and elves, santas, sleds, deer, etc. Some boxes I had not opened in 10 years. I spent a day without music in a Zen state playing and arranging. I bought various varieties [...]