December 08, 2013
What is your favorite thing to do at Christmas time? Do you have any special traditions or places you visit at this time of year? We take our children to have breakfast with Santa each year. It's something that they look forward to with great joy. To be honest, Ivo and I love it just as much. It starts off with 'Mrs. Claus' singing christmas carols with all the families. Then Santa make his big entrance. They have face painting, artists making balloon animals and a very yummy breakfast. We grabbed a great family photo there this year: As you...
December 04, 2013
Hello Friends! How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Did you get to enjoy the Turkey with all of your favorite fixin's? Now that all the left overs are gone and we are into December, the countdown for Christmas is on. It feels like it's coming early this year because Thanksgiving was so late along with an early Hanukkah. Best wishes for everyone enjoying day 8 of this special holiday. Are you ready for Christmas? Silly question, right? Well I know that many of you are well organized and on top of things with your planning, but if any of you are...
November 28, 2013
From our family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for your enthusiasm and support. Have a safe and wonderful holiday. In honor of the broadcast of Carol Burnett's Mark Twain Prize earlier this week, we present to you a classic Thanksgiving musical number from The Carol Burnett Show. And in case you missed the original broadcast of the Mark Twain Award, we've embedded it here for you to enjoy. See all of today's best comedians and entertainers pay homage to Carol Burnett. There's even a mini tribute to Bob's costumes. Enjoy!...
November 25, 2013
Who's hungry? I say that smiling because I am so excited over the anticipation of Thanksgiving Day which is a mere two days away. Can you believe it? What are your plans? Are you cooking this year or going somewhere as a guest? Maybe you are going out to your favorite place that serves up a wonderful feast... Turkey or otherwise. We will be in New York City again this year to meet friends, watch the parade and enjoy the 'Big Apple' holiday energy. My tastebuds starting doing back flips last week when I was having my girls night. My...
November 19, 2013
Hello Mackinistas! I recently had a lengthy discussion with a bunch of girlfriends… it was a girls night get together. The subject was about glamour. It all started with the casual inquiries about what we had planned for the upcoming holidays. Ivo and I will be in New York City for Thanksgiving and then we will host Christmas Eve at our home. This conversation naturally evolves to the "what do you think you'll wear"? We are all very different in personalities, body styles and ages. The word glamour popped up several times and what started as fashion chit chat became...