Over the Moon About Farmers Markets, This Book & Getting Outside

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More from my Over the Moon About Series — here are a few things that caught my eye in the last few weeks. Enjoy!


Farmers Markets — searching for the color and lushness

Fruit and Vegetables collected from various Farmer's Markets in the region, from New York to Boston.

Fruit and vegetables collected from various Farmers Markets in the region, from New York to Boston.

Each week I buy my fruit and vegetables at the farmers markets in Union Square, NYC; Westport, CT or from farms farther afield in Connecticut. I also take pictures of just about everything I buy and put the images on Instagram. At the moment I am on a vegetable and fruit cleanse, after a week of loading up on cheesecake and homemade blueberry pie during Father’s Day weekend. So I’m in love with eating across the rainbow again.

There is so much great food available from your local farms, and plenty where you can to pick your own fruit. I hope you get out and eat something healthy too!


Books as Thx

thx thx thx.

thx thx thx.

A friend said thank you to me recently by gifting me this sweet book entitled thx thx thx: thank goodness for everything by Leah Dieterich.  The author inspires a daily exercise in gratitude. What a perfect gesture, and such a timely topic for me. If you have been reading my blog, you know my mother always taught me the virtues of writing thank you notes. And as you’ve seen by the post on my recent calligraphy class, I’m doing a good job of putting pen to paper. I write thank you notes to each and every journalist who writes a story on my clients.


Getting outside. So what are you doing this weekend?

I took this picture of a young hiker at an Aspetuck Land Trust preserve.

I took this picture of a young hiker at an Aspetuck Land Trust preserve.

I hope you can take some time away from the office now and then. The minute I get home from the city, I head to the beach or to the woods. It helps that I am very fond of Aspetuck Land Trust with preserves in Westport, Easton, Fairfield, and Westport (I do PR for their initiatives). They have scheduled hikes during the evening and on the weekends, too. Grab a friend or family member and get outside, wherever you live. This young hiker caught my eye one day. How can you pass on this photo opportunity?

Aspetuck Land Trust

Aspetuck Land Trust.


Trout Brook Valley, Connecticut.

Trout Brook Valley, Connecticut. Taken with the iPhone.


Fly Fishing

Trail Marker, Newman-Poses Preserve in Westport (as-in-Paul-Newman).


Fly Fishing.

Fly Fishing.


And, I’m over the moon about these links, apps, and people…


Do you want to create text over your photographs, all from your cell phone? Try Phonto.

GramPro keeps track of stats for Instagram. Thanks to my friend and Social Media for Business teacher, Jacqueline Boone.

MyLite for the iPhone is the best flashlight ever. So I don’t fall as I hike at night {shhh}

And this, one of the funniest videos I have seen this week. Maybe you see yourself in this? I sure do.


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