Fun on the 4th

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Rye Playland Fireworks
1 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY 10580
July 3 and 4, 2017
Enjoy special fireworks celebrations on July 3 and 4 at 9:30 p.m. Then, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to music every Friday night this summer, from July 7 through Sept. 1!

Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017
Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY
Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6 p.m.  Gerard Carelli Orchestra takes the stage at 8 p.m.; fireworks will follow at approximately 9:15 p.m. Admission and parking free. Concert-goers should bring lawn chairs or blankets as well as a picnic supper. Event will be held rain or shine.

Village of Mamaroneck Fireworks Display
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Harbor Island Park, Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck NY
Fireworks at dark. Rain date is Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Port Chester Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Port Chester Senior High School
Featuring fireworks by Grucci at dusk.

White Plains Independence Day Celebration
Friday, June 30, 2017
White Plains High School, White Plains NY
Featuring music by a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, plus games, entertainment and fireworks at dusk.



Saturday, July 1st

Fireworks Display at Greenwich Point on July 1st at dusk sponsored by the Town of Greenwich to be held at Greenwich Point. Normal rules for Greenwich Point access will be in effect the day of the fireworks. Greenwich Point will be closed at 8:30 P.M. or when the maximum number of cars for the available parking spaces has been achieved. Fireworks Display at Binney Park on July 1st at dusk sponsored by the Town of Greenwich to be held at Binney Park.

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Memorial Day Ready !?!?!

Thank you Harrison Wine Vault for the AMAZING Recommendation, love this Rose! Make sure you stock up before the weekend, you will drink more than you think…

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Hoagland’s of Greenwich has these adorable coasters… I never use coasters but just might try these out…perfect hostess gift.

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Still feeling a little pasty and pale from the LONG winter? Maybe a spray tan at GLOW in Rye Ridge is just the pick me up you need! Don’t have time? Try this blush/bronzer duo pack (or both)Call me Crazy… My husband thinks so but Iam trying to stay out of the sun this summer… and this is my go to, may not be the most fashionable BUT at least I’ll be protected!

How cool does this coming soon grill from Greatest blaze look?!?!? Call or visit their new showroom on Halstead Ave for more info and products…

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If you haven’t visited Purchase Street’s newest store SARZA, run don’t walk!

Its like candy shop for adults. Local Rye owner and South African native Sara has handpicked all the merchandise, all from South African designers. From table top items to Jewelry everything feel fresh and new, a nice welcome to downtown Rye.


The Furnishings are customizable and out of this world! My favorite this indoor/outdoor chair…sarza4sarza3

Sara hard at work 

Dying for those child sized chairs!sarza2

They even carry textiles and wall paperssarza1


For more info follow along on Instagram at SARZASTORE

83 Purchase Street

Rye, New York


Big Little Lies, House CRUSH

I am sure you are all drooling over the interiors on HBO’s Big Little Lies series just like we are! Aside from the drama I am wondering why I don’t just pack up and move to Monterey. Some eye candy for this  wet week.
The Bixby Creek Bridge in Monterey, CaliforniaPhoto: Alamy

Amy Wells is the woman behind some of the most iconic sets in entertainment: She got two Emmy nods for her masterful work creating the authentic 1960s interiors on Mad Men and is the mastermind behind Cher’s iconic closet in Clueless.

Madeline’s beachfront home is classically beautiful. “There is lots of linen and traditional transitional furniture,” says Wells. “She’s not a modernist.

Big Little Lies character Madeline Mackenzie’s homePhoto: Courtesy of HBO

Meanwhile, Celeste’s expansive ranch-style home is filled with kids’ stuff. “Those kids really are the rulers of the roost,” notes Wells. “But this house is my favorite, hands down. We put everything we lust after here. Her rugs are exquisite. There isn’t anything in Celeste’s house that I wouldn’t have in my dream house.”

Big Little Lies character Celeste Wright’s homePhoto: Courtesy of HBO

And then, there’s Renata: “She is a very hard-edged, extremely successful career woman,” says Wells. “Her home reflects that wealth and her feeling that everything has to be perfect. Of all of the houses, this one is much more ‘this is the way it is—my way or the highway.’ It’s much more buttoned down, in that sense.”

Another image of Renata’s Klein’s beachfront homePhoto: Courtesy of HBO

 Here, Wells spills her secrets:

Start with the sofa. “If you have a neutral velvet or a linen sofa, you really cut yourself a lot of slack. You can go crazy with everything else: wallpaper, pillows, side chair fabric, et cetera,” says Wells. “That’s where I started with Madeline. I got her a really beautiful sofa.”

Don’t scrimp when it comes to upholstery. “If you’re going to spend money on anything, spend it on the sofa (see above), and then, make sure it’s upholstered well,” says Wells. Nothing stands out more than a poor upholstery job. “Since Clueless, I’ve been a big fan of Cisco Home, so I go to them first. I started working with the founder more than 20 years ago when I was starting out. I wanted to order barstools from him for a project, but the lead time was long. I told him: ‘I’m going to get fired if I don’t get these barstools,’ and he got them for us. Since then, I’ve felt really connected to him and watched his company grow.”

HomeGoods is a treasure trove of accessories. Wells has said it once, and she’ll say it again: It’s her favorite place to hunt. “I go to all of them in the whole area,” she says, laughing. “The main one in Manhattan Beach has more expensive items than the one in the Valley.”

Use great pillows. “No matter what, pillows are crucial to finish off a look,” says Wells. “And don’t be sparing. They really dress it up, and it’s all about dressing up.”

For outdoor furniture, Restoration Hardware is always a good choice. “I used them for almost every set on Big Little Lies,” says Wells. “And then, I mixed in a little HD Buttercup.”

When it comes to tchotchkes, knickknacks, and objets, less is more. “It’s better to have one or two great things than a ton of stuff that isn’t important looking,” explains Wells. “Avoid filling your house with things that don’t reflect the quality of your life or how you want your life to be. The bottom line is: no schlock!”


Spring Cleaning

Every year I promise myself to take part in a whole house, master, clean out and re-organization weekend. Well thankfully “spring” is taking its time so I can procrastinate even more…the odds are looking like Ill be “too busy” to actually undertake such a task. Thankfully our friends at Room to Room Organizing have come to the rescue! 


This local team of ladies has it all figured out and specializes in pre/post moving, kids spaces, kitchens, closets, garages, the list goes on! 

Here are some Before and after shots of recent projects

For more info contact  Jennifer Costigan



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Listing of the Day

81 Osborn Road

Rye, New York 

Eye candy in the heart of Rye!


Love all the finishes! 


Get Blazin!


By now you have undoubtedly seen someone wearing a greatest blaze hat around town and wondered what the blaze is all about? Or heard the buzz about their firewood?  Well, the team behind the Greatest Blaze is amazing and their goal and message even more so……

it’s a lifestyle, it’s an experience!

“The world is busy and complicated these days. Things around us are happening so fast we sometimes forget the simpler things in life. ”

The fire wood is by far the best I have ever used! Kiln dried , clean, and bug free. Latest addition to the Blaze is the  Pinon Wood…perfect for outdoor fireplaces and fire pits!



Keep checking back with the Greatest Blaze, as there are so many new products arriving all the time.


Make sure to ask about custom crates!! Filled with goodies from all our partners including Gus’s Market in Harrison.  Personalized for mom, dad, coach, neighbor,winter theme, beach theme, the list goes on.

Realtors, The Greatest Blaze makes a great closing gift!



We think everyone should spend a little more time”blazing” !

Right now our readers will receive 10% off the first order…..call now!


New Construction

A roundup of new construction happenings in the area by ryetrending

New Construction


140 Forest Avenue, Rye

No need to lift a finger, paintbrush, or a hammer when you move into a newly constructed home. Explore our totally complete and absolutely perfect New Construction inventory.

4 Scott Circle, White Plains 

Brand New Construction in fabulous Prospect Park. Comfortable flow with all the efficiency and elegance of today’s living. Six burner 36’ gas stove, kitchen island, granite countertops, Monogram appliances. Crown molding and shadow boxing. Energy star windows, Custom Carrera Marble Baths and Beautiful landscaping with rain sensor sprinklers are amongst the many impeccably designed details. Experience White Plains at its very best in this sought after neighborhood. Six separate energy saving air and heating zones. Foam insulation throughout. Tastefully done with attention to detail.

11 Knightsbridge Manor Road, Purchase NY 

Another Demidriades’ Masterpiece sited on 5.64 Acres at the end of a cul de sac affording great privacy and enhanced tranquility. Particularly appealing is the light and airy ambiance, hallmarked by high ceilings and tall windows. Custom and elegant architectural details and luxury finishes highlight the refined and distinguishing character of this beautiful Estate Colonial. Offering a great opportunity to own a newly constructed house with great value!

49 Glen Oaks Drive, Rye NY 

Just completed! Enjoy the walkable lifestyle from this newly built home nestled in the heart of the desirable Glen Oaks neighborhood w/ 5BRs & 4.1 baths and a level yard which sides on a quiet dead end street. Leave the car at home as you stroll to the Metro North Train station, Rye Golf and Pool Club and Osborn elementary school. The level corner lot yard offers a generous place to play and entertain. The open chef’s kitchen has appliances from Wolf, Subzero & Bosch as well as beautiful Mouser cabinetry and natural stone counters and island. The finished lower with its large recreation area with fireplace, bedroom and full bath, storage and convenient door out to the backyard will not disappoint! Design work by Everett Design, Rye, NY. Welcome home!

35 Howard Place, Rye NY

New construction located on a beautiful half acre. Private Dead End Road, Gracious Entry with Curved Staircase. Spacious floor plan includes Formal Living and Dining Room, Open Kitchen (Bilotta Cabinetry) with adjacent Breakfast Room. Kitchen opens up to a large Family Room with a Stone Fireplace and French door leading to covered porch overlooking the property. Mud Room with pantry storage leads to guest room with en-suite bathroom. Master Bedroom with his and her walk in closets and Master Bathroom with Radiant Floor heating. Finished walk out basement includes a 6th bedroom, a full bathroom, exercise room and Recreation Room with stone fireplace with french doors leading to patio. Home also includes a back up generator. Walking distance to all schools, parks and train and just a short distance to downtown Rye.

622 Forest Avenue, Rye NY 

Stunning 6 BR, 4.1 BA Milton Point custom colonial is just steps from Rye Town Park & Beach.Enjoy water views from the mahogany front porch of this shingle-style home located on .34 level acres.Walk across the street to beach, park, or a few blocks to Milton School.The thoughtful open plan features exquisite attention to detail throughout and top-of-the-line appliances,millwork & finishes.Light-filled chef’s kitchen with XL island flows into the family rm & is the heart of the home.Convenient mudroom leads to a 2-car garage.Bonus rear staircase from mudroom leads to 2nd floor.Private office & a Butlers Pantry from kitchen to Formal Dining Room.Lg walk-in pantry. Second floor features 5 bedrooms including master suite w/spa-like bath & large walk-in custom closet.Two bedrooms w/Jack & Jill bathroom,hall BA,& centrally located laundry room.Lower lev. complete w/BR/BA, large open rec. space,gym,media area & storage. Enjoy all that Rye has to offer from this beautiful Milton Point home

67 Halsted Place, Rye NY 

Thoughtfully designed 6,172 square foot Colonial by Susie Cappelli (SAC Development) and Tom Demasi (Alpine Construction). This stunning home is located on .395 level acres in walking distance to parks, beach and elementary school. Inviting front porch opens to paneled foyer with powder room, formal living room with fireplace and study. Butler pantry adjoins formal dining room with the gourmet kitchen and enviable breakfast room. Family room with cofferred ceiling, fireplace and doors to large flagstone patio. Adjacent mudroom features a second powder room, convenient cubbies/bench and door to the two-car garage. The second floor living space is replete with master suite featuring two walk-in closets and luxurious bath with water closet, dual sinks and soaking tub. Family bedroom with bath and two additional bedrooms with shared bath with double vanity and water closet. Second floor laundry room and two large linen closets. Walk-out basement offers large recreation room, gym, craft room, bedroom, full bath, utility room, large closets and space for wine room. Custom mill work, exquisite detailing, wood shingle roof, hardwood floors…too many details to list!

131 Apawamis Avenue, Rye NY

Timeless appeal of shingle-style architecture coupled with haute couture finishes & amenities from Georgio Custom Builders makes this new-construction home the definition of perfection.Set on .50 acres,being able to walk to all schools,this home over-performs on every level. Light-filled & open floorplan provides seamless transitions from room to room creating a relaxed feeling for entertaining & living.Soaring entry sets the tone,opens to LR w/coffered ceilings,transom windows & custom cabinetry or to a DR w/wall of windows,custom cabinets & butler’s pantry.Chef’s kitchen with glass-front cabinetry,breakfast nook,family room w/fireplace private office & French doors to terrace.The second floor boasts a sun-lit master suite w/gas fireplace,spa bath w/radiant heat flrs,3 addtl bedrms all ensuite, laundry & bonus rm.Adding to perfection,lg mudroom,rear stairs,heated 2-car garage,LL bedroom/ensuite,stone terrace, stone stacked wall w/built in BBQ & Generator makes this a must see.

265 Milton Road, Rye NY 

Move right into this truly spectacular new construction built by Susie Cappelli (SAC Development) and Thomas DeMasi (Alpine Construction) in the heart of Rye. This cedar shingle Colonial is impeccably-crafted and features exquisite craftsmanship, custom millwork and top-of-the-line amenities including natural stones, lustrous wood, glass and mosaic inlays, three fireplaces and high ceilings. The open and flowing floor plan boasts a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, Ceaserstone counters, quality appliances and a sunlit breakfast area. A fabulous sitting room/serving area with walnut cabinetry and wine refrigeration provides an exceptional space that unites the kitchen to the beautifully proportioned and light filled Great Room with fireplace. Additional first floor highlights are the inviting front porch, enviable mudroom, two powder rooms, living room with coffered ceiling and gas fireplace, formal dining room with bar and a private study. Second floor living space is replete with spacious master suite with private spa quality bath room featuring radiant heated floor, spa tub and dressing closet, four family bedrooms, three bath rooms and laundry. Over 2,000s square foot in finished basement offers bedroom, full bath, office/exercise room, playroom and the potential for media room and wine closest. Professionally landscaped on .64 acres and conveniently located in walking distance to schools, town, parks and more. This home must been seen to be appreciated.

57 Rye Ridge Road, Harrison NY 

Welcome to Sterling Ridge where a fabulous new construction home has just been completed by acclaimed Georgio Custom Builders. Live on the cutting edge with all of today’s most sophisticated and current amenities. Indulge your senses with an unprecedented array of exceptional details including 2″ honed statuary marble, Carrara marble, Calcutta Gold, Georgio bespoke cabinetry and vanities, as well as top of the line appliance including SubZero, Wolf and Miele. Perfectly set- back with a horseshoe drive on 1.69 usable acres, with ample room for outdoor entertaining. The inviting stone and cedar exterior welcomes you in to an open foyer with herringbone pattern floors and detailed millwork. The living room with fireplace leads to a three exposure sun room with 15’ ceilings and tall architectural windows. A dine-in gourmet kitchen and family room with French doors opening to the broad bluestone terrace and lawn is perfect for effortless gatherings, as is the formal dining room with appointed butler’s station. The second floor features a generous master suite with fireplace, dual dressing closets and a luxury marble-clad master bath. Three additional ensuite bedrooms, a large gabled bonus room, full laundry, and walk-up attic for loads of storage are also highlights. A finished basement with aupair suite, 3-car heated garage, house generator, irrigation system, and so much more. The sought-after neighborhood provides easy access to all major highways, schools and neighboring towns.

27 Murray Hill Road, Scarsdale NY 

Elegant New Luxury “Green” Construction Located on a Beautiful Corner Lot in the Heathcote Estate section of Scarsdale. This Stunning 9,022 sqft Georgian Colonial, With Exquisite Stone Exterior, Incorporates Classic Architectural Details With The Most Advanced, Non-Toxic Building Materials. Sophisticated Indoor Air and Water Purification and Filtration Systems. Magnificence Throughout With Bright/Expansive Rooms, High Ceilings, 4 FPL’s, All Wood Custom Cabinetry, Gourmet EIK w/Center Isld, Marble Cntrtops, Sub-Zero/Wolf/Bosch Appls. Adjoining Spacious FamRm w/FPL, FR Drs To Covered Veranda w/Wall Mounted Flat Screen TV. Stunning Master Suite w/Tray Ceiling/FPL, Spa-Like Bath & Huge WIC’s. Exquisitely Landscaped Grounds. Full House Generator. Smart Home Technology. This Thoughtfully Designed Residence is Not Only Grand & Luxurious, But Also Boasts “Way Beyond Green” Engineering For a Most Healthy and Energy Conscious Living Environment. Only 30 minutes to NYC Via Metro North.

140 Forest Avenue, Rye NY 

There is nothing like this shingle style home by Paul Varsames in the heart of Rye on a rarely found .82 acres.This 7 BR & 8.5 BA residence is thoughtfully designed w/open floorplan & lux finishes.Chef’s kitchen will stun & the master bedroom suite offers a hotel like feel.Outfitted top to bottom w/high end extras such as a custom temp. controlled 900 bottle walnut wine cellar,butlers pantry w/full height Sub Zero wine refrig,custom cabinetry throughout & bathrooms worthy of a designer showcase w/ finishes from Walker Zanger, Ann Sacks and Waterworks.PVD’s hallmark mudroom is bigger & better w/builtin lockers w/a convenient full bath,while the low. lev. w/generous ceilings is an entertainers paradise w/full service bar, wine cellar, recreation room, gym & bedroom suite.The extensively landscaped property w/an estate like feel,offers room for a pool in a setting certain to impress w/hard to come by property w/a neighborhood feel.Too many extras to mention, this home deserves to be seen.

65 Drake Smith Lane, Rye NY 

Simply sensational! This shingle style “Smart house” is the perfect balance of elegance and functionality, of formal and informal spaces. Built in 2013, this house was exquisitely constructed to the highest standards and boasts unparalleled attention to detail with custom finishes, materials and architectural interest. The exterior is as impressive as the interior with sparkling vanishing edge pool, spa, multiple flagstone terraces, level “ball field” back yard, accent lighting and incredible plantings, all completed in 2015. Set on 1.26 park-like acres on one of Rye’s most coveted lanes, the property is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Rye as well as the high school, middle school and Midland elementary school.


Happening in Harrison

Say NO to a gun store in the heart of Harrison!



Dear Community Member:

Just recently, Harrison residents learned that a gun store plans to open in downtown Harrison at 261 Halstead Ave.   A gun store at this location – in the center of town, within 500 ft. of St. Gregory the Great’s Church and 1000 ft. of Parsons Elementary School – will undermine the maintenance of a Gun-Free School Zone under federal law.

Public safety should be a priority for local government, and our children are entitled to a Gun-Free School Zone as they enter and exit school.

Residents who have inquired about how and why this store is slated to open with no broad public review or hearing have been told that it is exempt from any required approval by the Mayor or Town Board. 

But it is unclear whether or not our elected leaders explored all possible measures to prevent the store from opening, and hearing from residents who do not believe a gun store should be located in or near a Gun-Free School Zone may encourage them to review this matter more carefully. 

If you agree that this is NOT an appropriate location for a gun store and would like to help find options to prevent it, please express your concerns by: 

§  Signing this petition

§  Attending the Town Board Meeting on Thursday, November 3rd at 7:30PM to make clear that this is a local priority that must be addressed by our local leaders.  

Needless to say, please be civil and constructive in your comments on social media and in any public meetings.  

Thank you in advance for your engagement and support. We are hopeful that by working together we can ensure that our community remains a safe, secure and desirable one.