Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

The Studio Phantasmagoria

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A month ago, my friend Jodi and I went to the Rock-a-Block Blvd. Street festival hosted by the Rockaway Business Alliance. This event is great because it gives you an opportunity to chat with neighbors, meet business owners and stroll into stores you don’t normally visit. Since The Studio Phantasmagoria opened last spring, I’ve been curious to check it out. “What’s going on in there? Let’s go in!”  I said to Jodi. It felt whimsical, fresh and inspiring as we stepped through the doorway. I saw delicately dyed clothing, thoughtfully […]

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An Old Ford and Two Christmas Miracles

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I dropped a barrage of obscenities hanging up my outside Christmas lights. Every year I have fuses blow, bulbs that break and bows that blow off my porch, never to be seen again. How come my decorating experience isn’t like the ones I see on the Hallmark Christmas movies that I love and binge-watch? Getting frustrated and cursing at inanimate objects is not what Christmas is about. I took a few minutes (and a glass of wine) to calm myself before I finished the last string of lights. Since then, […]

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Rockhashanah!

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My friend Rachel Krieger, yoga instructor (@yogawithintention) and co-founder of  Ladies of Business Rockaway Beach, saw my husband at the Little Bearz show at the Surf Club about a month back. “I wonder if Paula would be interested in co-hosting Rosh Hashanah with me?”, she asked. Matt responded without hesitation, “I don’t even have to check with her, I know she would love to do it!” My husband was right. He knows that I like to think of myself as the Liza Minnelli of Rockaway Beach, and that I live […]

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rosh hashanah recipes

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As a follow up to my column in this weeks Wave, I’ve posted three delicious Rosh Hashanah recipes. If you try them, I would love to hear about it and see pictures! Gloria’s Noodle Pudding Honey Caramel Apple Galette Found on: girlinthelittleredkitchen.com Ingredients For the pastry dough – adapted from Alice Waters: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons, cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3 1/2 tablespoons cold water For the galette: 2 pounds tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced into […]

Rockaway St. Paddy’s Day Traditions

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Previously published in The Wave “Everyone’s Irish on Rockaway St. Paddy’s Day,” says everyone, or at least those of us that aren’t actually Irish. But that’s okay — St. Patrick himself wasn’t even Irish. He was born in Scotland and his parents were Roman. So who knows —  maybe St. Patrick’s Day should really be thought of as an Italian holiday (yikes!).  At any rate, I can at least use this as a justification for this Mediterranean girl’s enthusiasm for Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day, which has become a highly-anticipated ritual […]

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