A unique column of finds in New York from the eyes of someone who is a “discoverer”...Rhonda Erb

Celebrate Mom!


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Sleep Studio Book Light :

The soothing glow of this clip-on light will actually help mom to relax at bedtime. It uses amber light to encourage the production of melatonin, an integral part of the body’s natural sleep cycle.

Available at: http://www.sleepstudio.com/product/book-light, $30.00 .

Spud- Exit, Pursued by a Bear by John van de Ruit:

Treat mom to a good book. This is the fourth and final installment in the popular South African series of books that chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a South African schoolboy at boarding school in the early 1990’s. All four Spud books are now available in the US (the other books include Spud, Spud- The Madness Continues, and Spud- Learning to Fly). Each book reads like a personal diary and their light, breezy style makes them perfect for summer reading.

Available at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com, $10.14 .

Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker:

Keep mom’s fitness routine on track with this pocket-sized device that syncs wirelessly to her computer, smart phone, or tablet to monitor her daily activity. Besides tracking her steps, it will help her set dietary goals and even engage in fitness competition with friends on-line. The unit is sweat proof and rainproof.

Available at: http://www.amazon.com/Fitbit-Wireless-Activity-Tracker, $49.95 .

The 3-Day Bender Curling Iron from Drybar:

Mom always wants to look her best and creating the perfect hairstyle is quick and easy thanks to this curling iron’s rotating barrel and dual Bio-Ceramic heaters. Infrared energy reduces frizzies.

Available at: http://shop.thedrybar.com/products/the-3-day-bender-curling-iron, $125.00.

Kensie Tell Me Something Pretty Bangle Set:

These cute bangles are engraved with the sweet sentiment: “Tell me something pretty.” They can be worn alone or coordinated with multiple sets.

Available at: http://www.kensie.com/, Lord & Taylor, $28.00.

Idrissa Sapphire Pendant by Jemily:

New York designer Catherine Marion handcrafts her designs of 18 karat gold and precious and semi-precious stones. This gold pendant is adorned with a sapphire and suspended from a beaded chain.

Available at: http://jemily.com/collections/collection-1/, 973-879-8689.

Post-it Brand Products :

Help mom organize everything on her “to-do” list. The Post-it Mobile collection will allow her to conveniently take Post-it Notes with her when she’s on the go. Post-it Note pads come in an array of bright colors and she can keep them handy with Post-it Pop-up Note Dispensers. There are even new Post-it Big Pads that come in three generous sizes (11” x 11”, 15” x 15”, and 22” x 22”), so mom can exercise her creativity on a larger scale.

Available at: http://www.post-it.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Post_It/Global/, Staples and Office Depot stores nationwide.

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Luxury Dentistry NYC :

A visit to this spa-like office, located on New York’s Upper East Side, is anything but a traditional dental check up. Patients enjoy mood music, massaging chairs, and hand treatments along with a full roster of dental services, using state of the art equipment. This could possible signal the end of dental anxiety.

Located at: 328 East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021; 212-759-7535 http://www.luxurydentistrynyc.com/

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Samsung Galaxy Note II:

Mom is the ultimate multitasker, just like the Galaxy Note II. It is one part phone, one part tablet, allowing her to work and play at once using this one device. With the S Pen, Mom can use Air View to quickly preview messages, photos and more, and she can quickly share her favorite family photos using Share Shot and AllShare Group Play.

Available at: http://www.samsung.com/us/guide-to-galaxy-smart-devices.

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