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Sitting front and center the children and I enjoyed a delightful dinner at Swifty’s, once New York’s preeminent society boîte, has recently opened in Palm beach this season with a pop up at the iconic Colony Hotel.  An Upper East Side stalwart for almost two decades, Swifty’s ended its run in 2016 to the despair of Manhattan’s food elite. Now, founder and good friend Robert Caravaggi together with Colony Hotel owners Sara and Andrew Wetenhall, bring the restaurant that inspired an international following to Palm Beach for a limited engagement.  I am so completely thrilled as everything on the menu is delish, and the ambience is fabulous!




~Sports with Hudson Heinemann~


……A little about myself… name is Hudson Heinemann and I am 10 years old, I was born on Halloween and have the most amazing birthday parties because of it. ( thank you Mother! ) I am in the 4th grade and really like School. I have great teachers and friends, but what I love more than anything is Sports!!! Whatever it is, it doesn’t matter, if it relates to Sports I want to know about it.


My favorite sport is basketball, which led me to a wonderful School called IMG Academy. I attended their Sports Camp over the Holidays and it really was extraordinary.




It is a Boarding Camp, and I stayed a week. Having attended other Camps, I found this Camp to really focus on bringing out the strengths of all the players. I became stronger and my technique really improved.

My favorite NBA team is the Knicks and currently they are not doing very well. They are 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22 wins and 33 loses. Why is this? Some speculate horrible defense, I concur.




Jeff Hornacek, the head coach was not happy at Friday’s night game against the Denver Nuggets with the teams 131-123 loss. The crowd was fired up at Madison Square Garden. “Couldn’t guard anybody, simply as that” Hornacek said. “They should be embarrassed by the way that couldn’t guard anybody. So those guys are happy scoring their points. We’re going to lose every game.”

Clearly he was upset, but who could blame him. I personally am glad to see some emotion in a Coach.

The Knicks allowed Denver to shoot 56.8 percent from the field, including 50 percent from beyond the arc. The Nuggets also racked up 30 assists. Power Forward Nikola Jokie led the way by making 17 of his 23 shots en route to 40 points.




The loss was the fourth straight for the Knicks, who are 3-7 over their past 10 games and 22-33 on the regular season. They are 3.5 games out of the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference and may not make the  playoffs if things don’t change.


In conclusion:

~highly recommend IMG Academy


5650 Bollettieri Blvd.

Bradenton, Fl. 34210

~Knicks need better defense




At the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, grades 1, 4 and 7 from the Private Dutchess Day School created beautiful and extraordinarily elaborate Mexican Skulls and Skeletons for all to view.

Dia de los Muertos, which means Day of the Dead is an interesting Holiday celebrated in Central and Southern Mexico. The tradition honors the dead and celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties and activities the Dead enjoyed in life.


Alison Rowland, the beloved Art Teacher at Dutchess Day School presented a lavish collection made by her students, under her talented and inspirational eye the children’s imaginations were free to soar with endless creativity exuding all the marvelous colors and textures that so capture the Mexican tradition of the celebrated Holiday.


Hudson Heinemann and Derrick Rosse, both 4th graders displayed unique originality in their Skelton figures. “I really enjoyed making these clay skeletons and learning about this festive Holiday, there is so much to learn from other cultures. Ms. Rowland is an amazing Art Teacher and I look forward to all the Art Projects we participate in.” said Hudson Heinemann.


Scholars trace the origins of the Modern Mexican Holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec Festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The Holiday has spread throughout the world, being absorbed within other deep traditions for honoring the dead. It has become a National Symbol and as such is taught for educational purposes in the Nations Schools. Many families celebrate “All Saints Day” associated with the Catholic Church.



Delicious Pan de Muerto was served at the Exhibition, which is a sweetened soft bread shaped like a bun then decorated with bone shaped phalanges pieces and topped with sugar.


A truly delightful Holiday!!





Old Fashioned Mom Magazine welcomed Jacques Bounin, the admissions director of Le Rosey to New York by hosting an intimate luncheon at the French Bistro Chat Noir.

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Guests were delighted to hear about the rich history and strong academic programs the International Swiss boarding School provides.


Institut Le Rosey is a boarding school near Rolle, Switzerland. It was founded by Paul-Émile Carnal in 1880 on the site of the 14th-century Château du Rosey near the town of Rolle in the Canton of Vaud. It is one of the oldest boarding schools in Switzerland.


The school also owns a campus in the ski resort village of Gstaad in the Canton of Bern, where the student body, faculty, and staff move to during the months of January through March. Institut Le Rosey is owned by its fourth generation of directors, Philippe and Anne Gudin, who assumed ownership of Le Rosey in 1980. Michael Gray is the headmaster.


In 2014, Le Rosey inaugurated the Paul & Henri Carnal Hall, an arts and learning centre for Le Rosey and the La Côte region. The school is also planning the sale of its Gstaad winter campus, and a move to a location that can accommodate more personnel and students.


Le Rosey’s philosophy is inspired by what Harvard educationalist Howard Gardner has called “multiple intelligences”: “its aim is to develop all Roseans’ talents through academic, sporting and artistic programmes. “The school offers a demanding bilingual and bicultural education with the language of instruction being French or English depending on the student’s academic program; however, students may take many language classes while at Le Rosey. Students may sit either the International Baccalaureate, the most widely recognized pre-university educational program, or the Francophone-oriented French Baccalaureate.


To sustain an international atmosphere at Le Rosey, there exists a quota where no more than 10% of the students may come from a single country. The student body, ages 7 through 18, is composed of pupils from approximately 58 different countries, with 60% of the students being European. The school’s current enrollment, over 400 pupils, is equally divided between male and female. The majority of students are between the ages of 14 and 18. The student-teacher ratio is 5:1 with the average class size being fewer than 10 students, and the average teacher’s length of stay at Le Rosey is over ten years.



Students at Le Rosey are nicknamed “Roséens” (in French) or “Roseans” (in English), and former students are labeled “Les Anciens Roséens”. The school’s campus has 28 hectares (approximately 70 acres) of landscaped grounds. The school’s sailing center, the “Fleur d’Eau”, is situated along 100 meters of shoreline on Lake Geneva. Le Rosey is reportedly the only boarding school in the world to change campuses seasonally. In spring and autumn, classes are held at the Château du Rosey campus in the village of Rolle in the Canton of Vaud, located between Geneva and Lausanne in southwestern Switzerland. For the winter months of January through March, the entire student body moves to a group of chalets in the ski resort town of Gstaad in the Canton of Berne.

Le Rosey offers a wide range of sports, including: Football (Soccer), Basketball, Volleyball, cross-country running, Sailing, Rowing, Competitive swimming, and Water skiing during the spring and autumn terms. During the winter term, sports options are Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice-hockey, Curling and Snowshoeing.

Château du Rosey, a Feudal chateau located on Le Rosey’s main campus at Rolle, dates to the Middle Ages and houses Le Rosey’s central reception area. In 1880, the site of the Le Rosey campus was chosen by the school’s founder, Paul-Emile Carnal, “a lover of nature, history and the countryside”. The Le Rosey campus at Rolle is situated adjacent to the famous Lake Geneva. In 1911, the founder passed the ownership of Le Rosey to his son, Henri-Paul Carnal. In 1917, the school began to go to Gstaad in the German-speaking Canton of Berne for the winter months to escape the dense fog that settles in on Lake Geneva. In 1947, the third generation of directors, Louis Johannot and Helen Schaub, assumed ownership of Le Rosey. Under the same ownership, in 1967, Le Rosey admitted girls for the first time and opened a separate girls’ campus. In 1980, the current owners, Philippe and Anne Gudin de la Sablonnière, became the fourth generation of Directors at Le Rosey.


Institut Le Rosey’s academic curriculum is designed to “provide education of breadth, depth and quality for an international student body.” Le Rosey offers a rigorous bilingual and bicultural education with the principal language of instruction being French or English depending on the student’s academic program.  Beginning in Class 9 (US 3rd grade; UK year 4) and ending in Class 7 (US 5th grade; UK Year 6), Junior students at Le Rosey follow the Primary Bilingual Programme. The Programme follows the French national curriculum for classes taught in French and the National Curriculum of the United Kingdom for classes taught in English, which are both complemented by the International Primary Curriculum to create an international education.



Le Rosey students in Classes 6-2 (US 6th-10th grade; UK Year 7-11) choose their principal language and continue their studies in French or English. If possible, students may study their mother tongue and a third or even a fourth language in addition to their principal language of instruction. Over 20 different languages have been taught at Le Rosey in the past five years. During the Secondary Bilingual Programme, English and French classes are obligatory, and upon entering Class 3 (US 9th grade), students begin the two-year “Pre-Bac” Programme to prepare the students for either the internationally recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme or the Francophone-oriented French Baccalaureate. At Le Rosey, the IB Diploma Programme and the French Baccalaureate cover the last two years of schooling (Class 1 and Class t).


Le Rosey’s main campus, near Rolle, is situated on 28 hectares of land adjacent to Lake Geneva. It is divided into two campuses, one for boys situated on the main campus and one for girls called La Combe. The boarding houses contain a total of 179 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and all together the academic buildings contain: 53 classrooms, 8 science laboratories, 14 specially-equipped rooms, 48 apartments for Le Rosey teachers, 2 infirmaries, a library/media centre with about 20,000 to 30,000 literary and reference works, a theatre, 3 dining rooms and 2 cafeterias, an auditorium, 2 gymnasiums, and an ecumenical chapel. Sports and arts facilities at Le Rosey include: 10 clay Tennis courts, a 25-meter indoor pool and wellness centre, a 25-meter outdoor pool, 3 football pitches, 1 synthetic rugby pitch, 1 wood chip running track, a shooting and archery range, an open-air theatre, and a computer-regulated greenhouse. Off-campus Le Rosey owns: a private Equestrian centre housing 30 horses, 1 indoor riding school, 1 Dressage area, and a clubhouse. Also off-campus is the Le Rosey sailing centre equipped with: 10 dinghies, 3 motorboats, 3 yawls and a 38-foot (12 m) yacht.

The school’s Winter campus, at the ski resort of Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland, is composed of several traditional chalets within the town. The girls’ campus, at Schönried, is situated a 10-minute train ride away from Gstaad and is composed of 5 chalets used solely for boarding and dining. The students utilize local facilities, including: swimming pools, fitness centres, tennis courts, ice-hockey rink, a bowling alley, Curling, 250 kilometers (approximately 156 miles) of Alpine ski slopes and 120 kilometers (approximately 75 miles) of Cross-country ski tracks, 65 kilometers of Snowshoeing trails, climbing walls, and Via Ferratas.



Le Rosey is an extraordinary School, and having had my son, Hudson, attend the Summer Camp I was able to see all the extraordinary benefits of an International Education.

We love you Jacques!!!




My children and I love Sugarfina, the divinely magical candy boutique in the Time Warner Center where the shops at Columbus Circle are. How creative to sell packaged little candies from all over the world and place them in a gorgeous bento box!

Truth be told I actually discovered it with my BFF Lauren Lawrence, we were attending a cocktail party on the higher floors….and I told her I just had to leave early to visit the candy shop….she agreed and off we went together purchasing goodies to take home.


I have always had a long term affair with sugar, I just love it, I don’t make excuses for it….I just enjoy it, and delight when some new confection comes along that is fun! Sugarfina is fun… can select your own candy of choice and put it in your candy bento box.


My children and I especially enjoy the Champagne Gummy Bears, the Sugarfina Pearls, the Champagne Bubbles, and the Ice Cream Cones.


The candies are premium and made with the finest ingredients, sourced directly from artisan candy makers around the globe.


The highly curated shop gets Old Fashioned Moms approval for originality and taste.



The highly anticipated Summer Camp List is about to be unveiled….this list was assembled by Mothers, Educators, and International Leaders in the Industry of matters relating to Children. While there are many good Camps out there we feel these are currently the best in the World. Old Fashioned Mom Magazine announces the following:


1. Le Rosey Summer Camp – Boys and Girls – Exclusive and divinely rich in Culture. Offers academic courses, sports, artistic activities, and fabulous outdoor excursions. There are two campuses…Lake Geneva, and Gstaad Mountain Campus in Switzerland.


Phone: 41 21 822 55 00

Contact: Mr. Gregory Guinot-Summer Camps Director, –



2. Camp Winaukee – Boys Only – Premiere Sports Camp for Boys, located on magnificent Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. This camp offers boys the best of the best in Sports Instruction. Has a reputation for attracting the most handsome athletes.


Phone: 603-253-9272

Contact: Mr. Mike Karp,- info@winaukee.comimage



3. The International Riding Camp – Girls Only – Excellent Equestrian Camp offering various riding disciplines: hunt seat equestrian, cross country jumping and polo. The program is wonderfully well rounded and exceptionally instructed in Greenfield Park, New York.



Phone: 845-6473240




4. Stagedoor Manor Camp – Boys and Girls – Renowned theatrical training in the majestic Catskills, offering a performing arts program like no other. Campers will learn from Directors, Choreographers, Vocal Coaches, and various other professionals what it takes to be the best performer.


Phone: 845-434-4290




5. Camp Robindel – Girls Only – Gorgeous facilities offering lovely young ladies the finest athletic and artistic activities. The camp is nurturing and provides a loving environment in beautiful Moultonborough, New Hampshire.


Phone: 603-253-9271

Contact: Ms. Jolly – Assistant Director –




6. Camp Laurel – Boys and Girls – Provides an exciting Summer experience with a plethora of waterfront and athletic activities. Clean and lush surroundings with a reputation for excellent food in beautiful Readfield, Maine.


Phone: 207-685-4945




7. Camp Takaja – Boys Only – A rich and diverse program that includes skills, water front activities, hobbies, sports and pioneering. Offers a wide range of activities located in Naples, Maine.


Phone: 207-693-6675




8. Tripp Lake Camp – Girls Only – Fabulous performing and visual arts with team and individual sports. Beautiful camp site with seasoned counselors in Poland, Maine.


Phone: 207-998–4347








Bart Sobel is second generation owner of the premiere All Boys Sports Camp….Camp Winaukee. The family tradition continues to thrive as world renowned instructors and trainers are recruited nationally and internationally to teach the boys the very best techniques and instruction on their preferred sport.


I had the pleasure of spending a few days with Bart and witnessing first hand the love and adoration he has for all the boys and his beloved camp. Camp Winaukee was established in 1938 by his Father “Doc” Sobel and at the tender age of 5 days old Bart began his life long routine with Summers at Winaukee. In 1981, he succeeded his Father as a year round director and has continued to hold the fort ever since.


Camp Winaukee is a private residential boy’s camp on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The program offers three, five, and seven week sessions for boys 7-15.


Winaukee has two campuses. The Mainland Camp has approximately 200 campers 7-12 and the Island Camp, located on a private Island just off the mainland has around 150 campers ages 13-15. Winaukee’s two separate facilities are charming and provide boys with all the amenities one would expect. They are run separately each having their own facility’s including…playing fields, courts, bunks, playhouses, and dining halls.


Some of the Sports and activities include: Basketball, Baseball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball, Golf, Tennis, Waterskiing, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Sailing, Swimming, Outdoor Adventure, and Ropes.

What I loved most about my visit was the six branches of the Winaukee Tree of Values….which are, Enthusiasm, Loyality, Sportsmanship, Friendship, Achievement and Cooperation …..everything an Old Fashioned Mom would want their son to have!

We here at Old Fashioned Mom are proud to introduce Bart Sobel as our 6th Celebrity Father!



1. Please tell us about Camp Winaukee?

Camp Winaukee was founded in 1920 by three school teachers from New York City. Enrollment in the first couple of years averaged between 50-60 campers.
In 1938 Jessie “DOC” Sobel bought the camp when he was only 22 years old. In subsequent years the enrollment significantly increased. In September 1945, after a hurricane devastated the buildings on an adjoining island, “DOC” purchased the island and declared that by the following summer he will have built a camp for teenage boys. To the amazement of all, by June of 1946 campers were boarding boats heading to a separate facility. Attendance at Winaukee Sky rocked, between both camps, anywhere between 300-350 boys.
In 1980, after spending every summer of his youth at Winaukee, Dr Bart Sobel resigned his professorship in Philosophy of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and along with his brother John became Winaukee’s full time directors.
John retired in 2006 and Bart remains as Winaukee’s director. Two years ago an independent educational survey ranked Winaukee amongst the 8000 us camps as the 16th most prestigious. At the conclusion of 2019 Summer Winaukee will be celebrating its 100 anniversary!


2. In 1981, you succeeded your Father as the year round director, please share with us how this experience has impacted your life?

Being the Director of Winaukee since 1980 has been a dream come true. I arrived on campus when I was 5 days old and have been lucky to be passionate about my profession. Helping children grow, learn athletic skills, introduce city boys to the outdoors all combine to bring a huge smile to my face. In life if you love what you do, you don’t work a day.

3. Tell us about your Children?

I have four children. The oldest and youngest are girls and the middle two are boys. Between all four I have 11 grandchildren and it will be my joy to see all the boys spend their youth at Winaukee.


4. How would you describe yourself?

I am a person who lives by the model Carpe Diem- seize the day! I have always been infatuated by athletic challenge and after finishing my doctor degree attempted to climb Mt Everest. I played for four years on the tennis team at the University of Wisconsin, been helicopter skiing and in my thirties and forties participated in numerous triathlons. Upon reaching my 55th birthday I returned to my earlier years of marathons and proceeded to speed walk 8 of the major marathons across the world. It did not upset me that I came in last in 7 but I was thrilled that I was able to complete the course under the time limit. Recently I turned my attention to long distance swimming and completed 2/1 quarter mile swim. Hobbies also include sculpturing, writing, telling stories and lecturing at universities. One of my core value is to impress upon children and the need to give back. Over the last 10 years I organized swims thins in which we have raised the necessary money to donate 6 Pediatric Starlight Units to be used in Oncology Wards.

5. What is a typical day for you?

I am a quintessential morning person. I wake up at 5 am, at 6 am I am in the swimming pool for one hour after which I spend a couple hours writing. Large portions of my time are also spend interviewing perspective new campers and counselors. June, July and August from 5 am till 10 at night I have no personal life as I’m on the Winaukee campus, 24 hours a day devoted to the children under my care.


6. My son Hudson is so excited about his visit to Camp Winaukee this summer, and I am personally looking forward to spending time in New Hampshire. What attracted your Father to this location?

One can travel the world over but Camp Winaukee’s location is magical. Set on Lake Winnipesaukee, New England’s largest lake, Winaukee is surrounded by the White Mountains. Situated on the end of the dirt road, Winaukee’s mission, developing self- esteem and creating life-long memories are enhanced by a location that would rival any found in the world.

My son is a devout Republican and staunch political aficionado….which lead us to the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trumps victory speech Tuesday night held at Trumps Briarcliff Manor Golf Club. I have always encouraged my children to be involved and independent with their thoughts as I support them entirely in whatever decisions and choices they make….



image1 (6) Michelle-Marie Heinemann & Mica Mosbacher



image2 (7)Evan Sims, Hudson Heinemann, Hyacinth Heinemann, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Shannon Gilligan




image1 (9)Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Al Baldasaro, Hudson Heinemann, Evan Sims, Hyacinth Heinemann



The primary season is wrapping up with elections in New Jersey, California, and four other states. Trump told the relatively private crowd, “You’ve given me the honor to lead the Republican Party to victory this fall, and I am going to fight for you, the American people, like nobody has ever fought before. I am not a politician, I am just me. You’re going to see some real great things happen.”



image2 (6)Michelle-Marie Heinemann & Trump Supporters





My son, and his friend Evan Sims throughly enjoyed speaking with Al Baldasaro, who is the Chair of the State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs and a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He promised to give a tour of the State House when my son is in New Hampshire for Camp this month….very excited was he!



image1 (8) Donald Trump

image2 (5) Michelle-Marie Heinemann

image2 (4) Hyacinth Heinemann, Hudson Heinemann, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Evan Sims


image1 (7) Hyacinth Heinemann, Evan Sims, Hudson Heinemann, Michelle-Marie Heinemann



Madame Tussaud pales in comparison to the Living Wax Museum, presented by the 3rd grade at the private Dutchess Day School. Students stood frozen with pride as they became one with their favorite famous American….citing “fun facts” and “historical trivia” in front of a giant paper backdrop.

Old Fashioned Fun was at work, as attendees had to push a button to hear the interesting information, and once pushed it was amazing to learn details of the famous Americans.

Hudson Cornelius Heinemann chose Duke Ellington, the composer, pianist and bandleader. In true Ellington style Hudson sported spectators by A. Testoni and a dapper Merlot wide stripped button down, for his Ellington look.

Ellington’s career spanned 50 years composing masterpieces like “It don’t mean anything, if it ain’t got that swing” and “Prelude to a kiss.” He was a 12 time Grammy award winner and really knew how to get the crowd moving with unique jazz melodies. The project was in true Old Fashioned Mom style as students had to pull a book out of the library and use an encyclopedia to learn about bibliographies.

The Head Mistress, Nancy Hathaway perused each wax figure while other notable Americans included: Amelia Earhart, Edger Allan Poe, Babe Ruth, Arthur Ashe, Betsey Ross, and Sacajawea. “This was a great project, I enjoyed making my backdrop and studying about Duke Ellington. I feel I became more connected with him, as opposed to just googling his name, definitely more interesting to go to the library.” said Hudson Heinemann.



Hudson Heinemann


1934: American jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974) smiles as he holds a double bass on his shoulder and a flute in one hand, Hollywood, CA. He is wearing a fedora, a suit, and a scarf around his neck. Ellington and his band were in Hollywood to appear in director Mitchell Liesen's film, 'Murder at the Vanities.' (Photo by Frank Driggs/Frank Driggs Collection/Getty Images)

Duke Ellington


Head Mistress, Nancy Hathaway and 3rd grader Hudson Heinemann

Cacao 70 ~ Montreal, Canada:


Best Hot Chocolate in Montreal….and Easy Ying shares with us his secret recipe for making their specialty:

Champurrado (Mexican hot chocolate)

1 cup milk
85 g good quality dark chocolate, chopped (3 squares)
2 tsp cocoa
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp coffee liqueur (optional)
cinnamon stick
whipped cream

POUR milk into a saucepan. Place over medium. Heat until milk comes to a simmer. Whisk in chocolate, cocoa and cinnamon. Whisk in cornstarch. Bring to a boil, whisking continuously until mixture is slightly thick and smooth. Whisk in coffee liqueur, if desired. Pour into a mug. Garnish with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick. Serves 1.


Cacao 70 offers 30 different varieties of Hot Chocolate…I ordered the “Peru” while both my children ordered the “Belgian” we were all equally delighted with our choices. Being a family that eats chocolate daily, we are a bit snobbish when it comes to taste…Cacao 70 did not disappoint. I highly recommend a visit, it is fun with attentive service and a full menu.













1310, Ste-Catherine Street East,
Montreal, QC H2L 2H5