Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Perfect Wedding Day

The wedding day arrived and it was over before I realized the music had stopped.  It was the fastest, most flawless and wonderful six hours we have ever experienced. 

I cannot say enough about how pleased we were with the event space.  Gotham Hall in New York City, on 36th street and Broadway, was our choice for our daughter's wedding.  Formerly Greenwich Saving Bank Headquarters, the structure is spectacular.  You can read all about it on their site,

Considering that the day began at 9am, with the wedding party arriving at Gotham for the start of hair and makeup, the time flew by.  The next thing I remember was lining up for the procession into the room for the start of the wedding ceremony.

And what a ceremony it was!  Rabbi Rene Feller was wonderful and her sense of humor as well as her seriousness was catching. There was not a dry eye to be found when the bride and groom read their vows.

Being that I was floating on air all evening, I really depended on the staff at Gotham to lead the way, and they did it impeccably.  So many on staff yet you would not feel intruded upon, even in the very crowded bridal room.  We all welcomed any assistance offered and the day progressed without any problems.

All of the food, from the cocktail reception through dessert was so good that one had to actually take time away from dancing and socializing to sit down to eat.

Gotham Hall has vendors which they use exclusively for lighting and sound.  They too worked wonders and added to the special atmosphere of the space.  Lighting is done by Bentley Meeker LIghting and Video and Sound and Staging by Eastern Stage Productions, NY. 

Check out Gotham's website for a complete list of specific vendors.

Be sure to return to my blog at another time to read about the other vendors we had hired who were just outstanding.

I only wish that we could do it all over again so that I could experience all that the many wonderful guests had experienced.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tired of Buying Large Bags of Pet Food from the Store and Lugging Them Home?

For the past year, I have been buying my dog food online. Order it one day and have it in 2-3 days.  No more lugging the 30 pound bags home from the store.

This is not difficult to get used to.  A much easier way to shop for sure. More importantly, there is not a premium to pay for the service since what I bought was actually less expensive on the site than in the stores I had originally purchased it from.

While the brand I was using is top notch, I wanted to try something completely different to see if it would help the runny eyes on one of my labrador retrievers.

I researched dog food and narrowed my choices to two.  One of the brands offered a grain free food.  Maybe that was what was causing the running eyes, 365 days a year?

The website I was using did not have the grain free food I wanted to try in stock so I checked on the brand's site and found another online ordering company called for my dog food. 

How happy was I to order food and have it arrive 2 days later! offers free 1-2 day shipping on orders over $49.

More than likely you will find a brand you might want to order since they carry over 120 brands of dog and cat food, treats and supplies.

They have great customer service and a very helpful "Live Chat" feature on their site.

Check out this easy to use site for you dogs and cat at