May 15, 2010

RECORD-REVIEW "Talk of the Town"


With mid-May on the calendar, summer is fast approaching. Why not splash out with a big fashion statement? According to Sue De Chiara, AKA The Zhush, big whoop-dee-do earrings are hot for spring/summer 2010. Put away all the demure pearls and posts, and think B-I-G! “American Indian and exotic inspired collections are still on trend, especially in gold, with summery stones such as coral and this year's major player, turquoise,” Sue said. “Whether you are invoking the Boho Chic vibe, going for Seventies Glam or embracing this season's Tribal Trends, large dangling earrings are looking so right, right now. And a great thing about statement earrings is that we have seen this look before. In fact, this is an accessory you may even already own.” Look around your jewelry box. You might find something from seasons past that are completely fresh for today. If you can’t find them (or never had any), now is the time to add this fun and affordable accessory to your collection. For more tips on trends and style for your home, as well as your closet, you’ve just got to visit The Zhush @ Daily style wisdom, Mondays through Friday, directly from Pound Ridge, New York. Check it out. (Or is it more seasonal to say, “Madras it out?” We’ll ask The Zhush.)

The evening was pure generosity from A-Z. Many thanks to Albano Appliance & Service in Scotts Corners for hosting “The Second Annual Taste of Pound Ridge.” Their showroom was packed with guests delighting in the samplings of Jehan Denoüe (Albano’s resident chef), Blind Charlie’s Café, DiNardo’s Ristorante Italiano, and My Goodness! Deli & Café, North Star Restaurant, Pinocchio Pizza, Plum Plums, and Tokyo Hamachi Restaurant. Then step aside, folks. Next door at Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate there was a silent auction with great items like consultations from Abitare Design and Carol Cioppa Architects, a membership to Curves Pound Ridge, a monthly delivery of cookies from the kitchen of Janet Schloat, lunch at Waccabuc Country Club, a weekly supply of fresh eggs delivered by Liz Sinnott, photography prints by Sally Green, computer services by Richard Mendes, a fun bucket of summery things from A.C. & S. Excavating Contractors, oil paintings by Elyssa Benabab, beautiful decorative mirrors from Laurance Baskin and Melanie Urick, a haircut by Philips’s Men’s Hair Design, a stay at Bedford Post Inn, a gift card to Salon Perri, a few pizzas from Pinocchio’s, an oil change at Pound Ridge Sunoco (AKA “Scone-Oco” because it’s one of Mrs. Larkin’s selling posts), a gift basket for the pooch from Pound Ridge Veterinary, bass guitar music lessons from David Dunaway and a private yoga lesson with Dina Dunaway, and so much more. While everyone tasted and sipped, Trinity Psychotherapy, Yoga & Dance woo-ed the crowd with on-the-spot tango lessons. The takeaway message to all: be sure to go to “A Taste of Pound Ridge” next year. It’s all for a great cause … Pound Ridge Library. To learn more about what the Library plans for the future and how you might get involved with the Pound Ridge Library Foundation and their efforts, contact Jon Posner, president, at or 914-764-5252.

The 39th Annual Pound Ridge Community Church Lobster Festival, headed by Jeanine and Dave Long and Marcy Van Tilburg, is only one week away. Next Saturday, May 22 from 1-6 p.m., bring a touch of downeast to Pound Ridge. Place your orders by email to or call 764-9000. On the menu are 1 ¼ live lobsters for $14 (add a dollar and they’ll cook it for you); littleneck clams and mussels ($6 a quart). When ordering, be sure to specify live or cooked lobsters. In addition to good New England fare, you’ll find corn on the cob, homemade pies, and a hot dog cart for franketarians. There will also be a jumpy castle for the wee-ones and live music performed by Fox Lane High School students. Proceeds from the Lobster Festival will go to Food Bank for Westchester Bank (, an organization that serves as the supply center for nearly 200 hunger relief agencies throughout the county. There are more than 200,000 people in Westchester who are hungry and more than one-third are children. Food Bank collects, warehouses and distributes 6 million pounds of food a year, supplying 95% of all the food in Westchester’s front line food pantries. The Lobster Fest takes place at Pound Ridge Community Church, 3 Pound Ridge Road, at the junction of Routes 137 and 172. (Please park at Pound Ridge Elementary School.) Eat well. Do good.

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