“Patience and persistence are necessary values in order to achieve a successful outcome in any worthwhile endeavor.“ – Joseph Pilates. I am delighted to introduce you to the multi-talented Victoria Bader…fellow New Yorker, professional dancer, ballet instructor, and my personal Pilates guru. Her love of movement and extensive knowledge will peak your interest even if you’ve never discovered a love of dance. Read on for more of her story, including the program she developed specifically for postpartum moms, what you should look for in a Pilates instructor, her favorite things about NYC and words we should all live by.
Tell us a little about your professional progression from performing Ballet, to teaching Ballet, and now also teaching Pilates.
I started ballet lessons at 8 years old and it became obvious I was very suited to Movement and knew Ballet would always be in my life. Not only as a performer and teacher, also because culture, art and imagination are so important to all of us, it provides a place for our mind to go, grow and open then maybe change a POV. Additionally, I enjoyed being a place where anything is possible with HARD WORK that motivates growth. I began teaching at 16 years old, I discovered the ability to pass on information that was valuable to all my students that empowered them. The mind follows the body, once the body improved strength wise, the mind gets stronger and that inspires people. They see results, whatever they may be, this brings happiness. Read more
I recently had the opportunity to interview Larissa Wohl of Hallmark’s beloved Home & Family. Larissa is the resident pet rescue expert, advocating for Adoption Ever After and when I saw her introduce my sweet Liberty on the show I just knew Liberty needed to come home with me! Her talents aren’t limited to on-screen; she’s also been a news anchor, reporter and producer. Beyond her credentials, she is also extremely down to earth and genuine. Read on get to know Larissa a little better… In addition to lots of talk about dogs (we both just love them!), you may be surprised to learn about her must-have beauty product, the one place in the world she feels the most relaxed and why she doesn’t buy designer. I, for one, am adopting her favorite quote as my mantra for 2019! Read more
This lady is near and dear to my heart, meet Jasmin Gabay Kimball. Jasmin, or as I like to call her The Fairy Dog Mother, founded Saving K9 Lives Plus. She tirelessly works the Los Angeles area to ensure no dog is euthanized due to a medical issue, no matter how much time or treatment they may need. Jasmin is incredibly special to me personally because she saved my sweet Liberty who has brought so much love to our lives. I can’t imagine if she hadn’t stepped in. Check out the blog to read Jasmin’s inspirational story of hope and compassion, and see how you can help further her mission no matter where you live. Read more
They say you meet the most interesting people at the hair salon. Well, I definitely met one intriguing and remarkable woman… Lois Robbins. Lois is a fellow New Yorker, an actress, playwright, art collector, and animal lover. She graciously sat down with me to tell you all about her new film, upcoming projects, the keys to a lasting relationship, and so much more. Grab a latte, pull up a chair and get to know her a little better! Read more
My furbabies and I recently had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Evan Antin, America’s Sexiest Vet, and learn about his new line, Happy Pet. He seemed to peak a lot of interest so I asked for an interview so you could learn more about him. Read on to find out about what he has in the works, why he wants you to volunteer, and how he feels about his “sexy” title…Enjoy! 😉 Read more
Interview with the talented, beautiful and funnier than all get out, Nicole DeVincentis. Nicole is a highly specialized Dermatology PA in NYC. Read more
If you are like me and approximately 65 million Americans that suffer from insomnia (difficultly falling sleep, difficulty staying asleep throughout the night or waking up too early in the morning), then you’ll want to read this interview with my sleep doctor, Dr Rebecca Scott. I was introduced to Dr Scott after undergoing a sleep study at NYU. I’ve been seeing Dr Scott for approximately six months and for the first time in years I’m making progress with falling asleep, waking up refreshed, being more energized throughout the day, and just overall feeling better. Read more
I had the pleasure of being introduced to John Fugelsang at the preschool our boys attend. He is talented, smart and quick-witted. It’s an honor to know this UWS dad that wears many hats…and is funnier than all get out. Read more
Interview with Patty Ziplow
Patty Ziplow, for at least 6 months, was an important part of our family. She is an educational consultant specializing in the private school system here in NYC. Liam will be going to Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in the fall. We entered this process knowing nothing. We met Patty at a “meet and greet” at Liam’s Pre-K school. She completely educated us about the topic. She “held our hands” through the maze of the private school application and interview process – which is like a job by itself. Read more