Our third Beauty & the Book live book chat is on May 26th and we can't wait to see your smiling faces on Zoom. Our clean beauty guru Annie will kick off the "meeting" and unveil her beauty pick-of-the-month while we share (virtually) a signature drink. Then we get to the good stuff. 

THE BOOK "St. Ivo" by Joanna Hershon, who will be joining us on the Zoom call! It's a psychological thriller that's on EW's quarantine must-read list!

Join us at 7:30 pm ET on Tuesday, May 26th via Zoom. 


Fresh Veggies

When it comes to grocery deliveries, sometimes we get more than we bargained for. Patti recently came into a lifetime supply of ginger. Beth was begging neighbors to take an abundance of bananas off her hands. Heather’s family is still traumatized by the week she spent trying to use up her vast forest of broccoli. Below, the quarantine freezing guide we’ve all been waiting for. Because groceries these days are… unpredictable!


Virtually. Right about now, your kids would probably normally be gearing up for a spring school field trip. And while the physical trips are all canceled, these virtual visits are the next best thing. Ellis Island. The San Diego Zoo. M&M's Factory Tour. Even Mars! These online field trips for kids will have them checking out world-class art, learning about history and science, and flying through outer space. Even, better, they'll give you a break from your new job as teacher.


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We're so excited to be featured in "New Jersey Family." Read the article below.



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