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

Spring Fling

Lord & Taylor Cotton Dobby Stripe Fit and Flare Dress:

Blue and white stripes lend a nautical feel to this flirty spring dress. It has a flattering scoop neckline and a pleated skirt.

Available at: http://www.lordandtaylor.com/ $124.00

Haupt Mint Shirt:

A woven blend of cotton and Tencel make this shirt incredibly soft and comfortable on warm weather days. It features a hidden button down collar.

Available at: http://shop.schuyler4.com $140.00

Sperry Top-Sider Men’s Washable Bahama 2-Eye:

The classic boat shoe is now available in a machine washable, supple suede nubuck. In addition to being ultra easy to care for, these shoes are hand sewn for durability and have a cushiony removable footbed.

Available at: http://www.sperrytopsider.com/ $90.00

Dooney& Bourke Pansy Leisure Tote:

This roomy carry all is a breath of spring in a coated cotton fabric that is covered with brightly colored flowers. Inside there are pockets to hold your wallet, cell phone and other essentials. The zip closure bag is available in three floral prints.

Available at: http://www.dooney.com/ $198.00


Kids (and parents) will love these cute mobile device cases that look like whimsical animals. They fit most Smartphones and MP3 players and have a microfiber compartment that protects and cleans the device's screen. There is an additional pocket to hold other personal items and the cases are machine washable.

Available at: http://www.digipalsusa.com/ $14.99

Papyrus Easter Collection:

The arrival of springtime means Easter is right around the corner. Get ready for the holiday with Papyrus cards and decorations. They have everything you need for the big egg hunt, from cards to Easter baskets and accessories.

Available at: http://www.papyrusonline.com/occasion/easter.html

Pterosaurs: Flight In The Age Of Dinosaurs at The American Museum of Natural History:

The museum’s latest exhibition explores the world of the flying reptiles that ruled the skies when dinosaurs walked the Earth. The exhibition includes a life size model of the largest known pterosaur: the Quetzalcoatlus northropi, which had a 33-foot wingspan. There is also an interactive exhibit that allows you to “pilot” a flying pterosaur using motion-sensing technology. The exhibition will be open from April 5, 2014, to January 4, 2015.


Pterosaurs: The Card Game:

Educators at the American Museum of Natural History worked with high school students in the museum’s Science For The Win Afterschool Program and game designer, Nick Fortuno to create a card game in conjunction with AMNH’s newest exhibition. The game is based on a biodiversity game called Phylo and allows everyone to take Pterosaurs home, even if you can’t make it to New York. Free playing cards can be downloaded on the AMNH website and there is also a free mobile app you can download to trigger Augmented Reality on special cards.

Available at: http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/

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