Hilary Phelps is the founder and creative director of Genuine Joy Media Group, LLC. She is a lifestyle consultant and media analyst, as well as an Ironman finisher, a certified yoga instructor, a regular attendee and columnist during NYC Fashion Week, an accomplished baker, a vegetarian, and was the first in her family to begin competitive swimming at the age of 5, prompting her sister, Whitney and younger brother Michael, to follow the same path as they got older.
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While I am far from a shy person, I often find myself having a hard time standing up and voicing my own opinion (I’m reading Lean In and working on it). Anything from telling a retail associate that I don’t want to buy that dress, to telling a friend that I disagree with them, is hard for me. Recently I decided that it was finally time to share my voice. I’ve only exercised this practice a few times lately, but I am particularly proud of one time that I did.
Across the country, cities are gearing up for one of the most wonderful times of the year! And no, I don’t mean Christmas. I‘m talking about summer restaurant week – a week (or sometimes two weeks) where cities and towns host restaurant deals and specials for diners. Three course dinners and two course lunches are offered for a set price with a set menu. Basically, a foodie’s paradise. Here are my seven tips for getting the most out of RW in your favorite town or city.
Pouring wine into a glass and drinking it is not new nor is it creative :: After a dinner party last week I had a few leftover bottles of red wine. Typically I save them and drink them later, but in an effort to save counter space I was determined to find a way to use them in a new and creative way. With the temperatures soaring and the humidity high, I decided to make a granita, or an Italian ice dessert, using the red wine
Last weekend was packed -- sleepovers, dates, birthday parties, road trips, ferry rides, four wheeling, family bonding, and a houseful of exhausted people. I felt like a taxi driver shuffling kids all over the place, but they were happy and so was I; that was all that mattered. Read on for my one-on-one date with my son:
Having spent many a day in Manhattan, my days in Brooklyn were limited to only one and that was to seek out a bakery shop, called Dun-well Donuts. When the idea of exploring another borough came up for our recent girls weekend, we all jumped on it. There were three girls and we had been to Brooklyn a total of five times between us. On this trip, we discovered Smorgasburg and oh, how we loved it!
On Thursday, I hosted an event at the newest Calypso St. Barth boutique in Bethesda with a portion of the proceeds from the night going to support United Way's initiatives in Central Maryland. I support the United Way on both a global and regional level and got great satisfaction out of knowing that the money raised would benefit those locally. Read on...
I like dressing up, but I love being comfortable. And at the end of the day (or whenever I know I'll spend most of the day at my desk) I don't want to pull, tug or stretch anything in order to find that comfort. Enter the bralette. TMI? Maybe, but if you have never worn one, you really should give it try. Read on.
This week, our family is at the beach for a vacation, but not just our immediate family -- our extended family, which includes mom, sister, niece, nephew, aunts, uncle and cousins. We re-initiated the tradition last year after a two-decade hiatus (Below is the photo from our trip 20 years ago). We arrived yesterday and used the day to unpack and settle in, so today we're ready to hit the beach today, full of eagerness and excitement!
Written Conversation with Dr. Stacy Sims of Osmo Nutrition :: Osmo was formulated by Dr. Stacy Sims -- by a woman, for women -- and below she explains why it works so well. While the explanation is very science driven, after all, she is a doctor, the answers are also factual and I'm thankful to Dr. Sims for taking the time to break down the science of how women are not small men. Read on for the interview: