Riding into the Sunset

One of the beauties of living at the Jersey Shore is the short distance to so many wonderful treasures and activities. This week, it’s horse riding in Farmingdale, NJ. This is our 4th riding lesson of the fall season with Miss Renee, and the weather — a splendid 70-degrees — couldn’t more perfect. Horseback riding is for all ages, […]

Head up to Broadway for Hamilton

A unique combination of broadway musical, hip-hop and American history is taking the stage at Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC. Hamilton is a high-energy, hip-hop version of the historical drama of the Founding Fathers as they jockeyed for position at a crucial time on the Colonial political scene. We hear it’s been getting great reviews […]

105 Years is a Good Run

Raffetto Shoes… we are sad to see you go! Opened in 1909 by Charles and Elvira Raffetto, the shoe store has been a landmark on Main Street Manasquan for 105 years. Big box retailers had nothing on this kids’ shoe shop. Proprietors Carol (granddaughter of Charles and Elvira) and Joe Hill were the friendly faces, getting kids’ […]

Psychic or Therapist? Pick One.

At a cross roads in your life? Got something weighing on your mind? “Would you prefer to pay for a therapist or a psychic?” asks Sabrina, a psychic and grand-daughther of the late Madame Marie, made famous by Bruce’s 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy). It was a Saturday night, and this writer was posed that rhetorical […]

Wax On. Wax Off at Tarise.

Ooh la la. We just loved our recent quickie escape to Tarise Day Spa in Manasquan/Wall. It was only for a brow waxing, but the cool, calming environment of this spa gave us instant respite that we endlessly crave. A countless number of places offer waxing services, but we were lucky enough to stumble upon […]

Let Loose and Go Naughty Nautical

Our color du jour is Essie’s Naughty Nautical. Admittedly, it’s a step outside of our color comfort zone, but Amber at Phonemenail recommended it; we went for it, and we’re glad we did! It’s a pop of color we love to see, especially with these overcast and rainy days we’ve been having. Getting nails done is […]