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Originally published in US Weekly Magazine

Michelle-Marie Heinemann Scaglia and her daughter Hyacinth Heinemann enjoying Venice, Italy.

In today’s ever-changing and hyper-digitalized age, the online world has become a dynamic realm filled with influencers, experts, and creators who’ve mastered the art of creating engaging content. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, knowledge, entertainment, or simply a fresh perspective on life, there’s a vast array of talented individuals shaping the narrative in the online world. This exclusive listicle sheds a spotlight on the top 20 people to follow online in 2023. From thought leaders and artists to entrepreneurs and philanthropists, these digital stalwarts are sure to enrich your virtual journey.

1. Dr. Cat Begovic

Dr. Cat Begović, a Harvard alum with an MD from UCLA School of Medicine, is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon, entrepreneur, and advocate for women’s empowerment. Specializing in tummy tucks and labiaplasties, she also excels in breast augmentations, rhinoplasties, facelifts, and vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Cat is known for her meticulous work that leaves patients with nearly invisible scars, earning her a massive following. She founded MD Glam, a skincare line reflecting her commitment to quality and self-care. Dr. Cat is equally popular on social media platforms, which serve as a sanctuary for women to unite, uplift, and celebrate individuality.

2. Binais Begović

Binais Begović is a prominent figure in self-leadership and personal transformation. He guides individuals in rediscovering their purpose and assists corporations and top-tier CEOs in shaping compelling visions. Binais blends philosophy, spirituality, and practicality to distill complex ideas into transformative strategies, resonating with his vast following. He offers his courses, insights, and tools on self-leadership through his website,, while inspiring and empowering his audience through social media platforms like Instagram. Rooted in authenticity and armed with a forward-thinking approach, Binais is the beacon for the next generation of world beaters, helping them reignite their true purpose.

3. René Rodriguez

Armed with 27 years of experience in groundbreaking behavioral neuroscience research, René Rodriguez stands out as a distinguished entrepreneur, celebrated author, and influential speaker. He specializes in solving complex leadership, sales, and change management challenges. As the CEO of several successful ventures, René motivates audiences to take action through his engaging keynotes, immersive boot camps, and the exclusive AMPLIFII™ course. His bestselling book, “Amplify Your Influence,” has garnered widespread acclaim and earned the accolade of 2022 Best Business Book. René frequently shares the stage with other luminaries such as Tony Robbins, Ed Mylett, and Gary Vaynerchuk.

4. Dr. John Jaquish

Dr. John Jaquish, a visionary in the health and fitness industry, has single-handedly revolutionized multiple facets of wellness. He created a groundbreaking medical technology to enhance bone density with the highest efficacy through his collaboration with Tony Robbins and OsteoStrong. Millions of people across 15 countries now leverage the effects of this invention. Moreover, Dr. Jaquish’s ingenious creation, X3, has redefined muscle development and rendered traditional weightlifting obsolete while reducing the risk of joint injuries. His innovative techniques power elite athlete training programs, benefiting the likes of the Miami Heat, NFL and NBA stars, and Olympians, facilitating exceptional strength gains while significantly lowering the risk of injuries

5. Dr. Ahmet Ergin

Dr. Ahmet Ergin is a prominent figure in the diabetes community who’s the founder of SugarMD and SugarMDs Medicinal Herbal Supplements & Vitamins. An advocate of a holistic approach to diabetes management, Dr. Ergin completed his education at Cleveland Clinic and firmly believes in diabetes reversibility through alternative methods. With nearly a million social media followers and a thriving YouTube community, he has a significant influence on the industry. Dr. Ergin is also a prolific author with three books under his belt, two of which are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of diabetics via healthy dietary practices. His impactful work continually attracts individuals seeking guidance in their diabetes management journeys.

6. Guy Sheetrit

Guy Sheetrit is a marketing mastermind who has built an empire with his company, Over The Top SEO (OTT). With a reputation for transforming businesses into revenue-generating powerhouses, Sheetrit boasts an exceptional track record of scaling businesses from x10 to x100 growth over the past decade, earning him recognition as a true visionary. A genius in search engine optimization, Sheetrit was named among the top three SEO authorities in the world by Inc. Magazine. Over the last five years, he has helped generate over $1 billion in revenue for his clients using unique marketing techniques and SEO strategies.

7. Mohammad Baydoun

Dr. Mohammad Baydoun, the “Doctor of Real Estate,” is a visionary architect and a true luminary in Dubai’s real estate landscape and beyond. He is a well-known internet personality renowned for his strategic prowess in large-scale development projects. With an exceptional ability to craft compelling designs that resonate with customers, he consistently achieves high closure rates. Dr. Baydoun’s technical acumen, including precise layout design, structural measurements, and engineering calculations, empowers buyers to make informed decisions. Beyond real estate, his remarkable physique and unconventional fitness methods inspire countless individuals. He shares his expertise and transformative advice on social media, helping others become the best versions of themselves.

8. Alex Tripod

Alex Tripod is a renowned business & manifestation coach and CEO recognized for her expertise in transforming lives and businesses. As a #1 best-selling author and international speaker, she has empowered countless individuals worldwide through her workshops and programs. With an unwavering commitment to raising the frequency and mental health of impact-driven leaders, Alex is on a mission to create a ripple effect that ushers in a new era of freedom, abundance, and self-expression. Alex is set to take her groundbreaking workshop, ‘MANIFEST 10X,’ on a global tour in September-October 2023, touring the USA, London, and Canada.

9. Michelle-Marie Heinemann

Michelle-Marie Heinemann Scaglia and her daughter Hyacinth Heinemann enjoying Venice, Italy.

Michelle Marie Heinemann Scaglia is a multifaceted powerhouse and the CEO of Old Fashioned Mom LLC, a prestigious luxury lifestyle brand. Her journey to entrepreneurship was preceded by a vibrant career as a professional abstract expressionist artist, with exhibitions spanning the globe. As a classically trained pianist, she has not only recorded two albums but also graced the stage at the esteemed Fazioli Grand Concert Hall in Sacile, Italy, with her mesmerizing performance of “Hummingbird Mornings.” Michelle-Marie’s artistic passion extends to motherhood, where she nurtures her two children, Hudson Cornelius Heinemann and Hyacinth Cornelia Heinemann, fostering their growth as she simultaneously works on her eagerly anticipated third album.

10. Danelle Delgado

Often referred to as the “millionaire maker,” Danelle Delgado is a visionary entrepreneur, coach, and bestselling author. She is the co-founder & CEO of Team Engage, a premier self-development and training institute that equips companies, entrepreneurs, and employees with the tools to scale their sales, incomes, and lives. Danelle believes that gaining attention is simple, but the real challenge lies in sustaining it. And that’s exactly what she teaches in her award-winning training course. Danelle also wrote the best-selling book “I Choose Joy: The Daily Gratitude Practice That Will Transform Your Life,” where she revealed her secret recipe for success.

11. Nicole Psomas

Nicole Psomas is an internationally recognized celebrity physical therapist. In 2009, she pioneered and trademarked a recovery method, “The Psomas Method,” for cosmetic plastic surgery. Nicole’s star-studded clientele includes influential people like actors, politicians, corporate CEOs, international figures, socialites, podcasters, and TV personalities. In 2019, she published her book, “After the Cut: How to Prepare for and Recover from Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.” A proven expert across multiple cosmetic procedures, Nicole launched a certification course this year in LA, Miami, NYC and Las Vegas.

12. Nina Verkoeyen

Nina Verkoeyen, known as “the modern female Buddha,” is a spiritual teacher and former psychologist with over two decades of experience. She established Meta Spirituality in 2016, a spiritual movement making waves across America, when she realized The Last Truth and experienced a spiritual awakening. Since then, she has dedicated herself to disseminating the principles of Meta Spirituality, with a mission to enlighten civilization by 2050. Notably, Meta Spirituality promises enlightenment to its members, often achieved as early as the second day. The Meta Spirituality community is rapidly gaining traction as more individuals embrace the idea of a direct connection with the Creator within themselves.

13. David Rojas

David Rojas is a prominent figure in the world of stock trading, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. He is the Founder & CEO of Blue Castle Ventures LTD, a premier trading institute helping clients access global markets with actively managed strategies, taking advantage of the latest asset trends. Armed with a Harvard degree in Alternative Investments and over 14 years of experience in day trading and wealth management, David has earned a distinguished reputation among the world’s top traders. He’s equally renowned for his philanthropic efforts, making a significant impact through his charitable endeavors.

14. Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is a best-selling author, coach, and speaker who has influenced millions of lives positively. He is the founder of several successful businesses and the creator of popular programs such as Unleash the Power Within and Business Mastery. He is also a philanthropist who actively supports various causes, such as education, health, and human rights. He has partnered with organizations like Feeding America, Operation Underground Railroad, and The XPRIZE Foundation to make a positive impact in the world. As a leading voice in personal and professional development, Robbins uses his social media platforms to share valuable insights, tips, and stories that inspire his viewers to crush their goals.

15. Vera Yanti Kretschmar

Vera Yanti Kretschmar is a dynamic entrepreneur, visionary leader, and distinguished angel and crypto investor. As the Managing Director at Ivory Capital, she spearheads strategic initiatives and growth in diverse sectors. She has also left her mark as the Founder of Anaya Aesthetics, where she merges beauty and wellness, promoting self-confidence and self-care. Furthermore, Vera is recognized as the visionary behind Anaya Property Investments, where she combines her business acumen with her commitment to real estate, forging new paths in property development and investment. Her multifaceted approach to entrepreneurship and investment showcases her dedication to both financial success and societal impact.

16. Paula Stachyra

Paula Stachyra, a.k.a the ‘Queen of the Grill,’ is a popular BBQ chef and cookbook author who’s written multiple books, including “Wing Crush – 100 Epic Recipes for your Grill or Smoker” and “The Big Book of Barbecue on Your Pellet Grill” (to be released in May 2024). She has been named among the ‘Top 15 Authors to Read in 2023’ and has been featured on Cedric The Entertainer and Anthony Anderson’s AC Barbeque website for creating a recipe for their new line of BBQ rubs. With appearances on various top media networks and social media accounts, Paula has taken her spot as a leading media personality.

17. Karishhma Mago

Karishhma Mago is a visionary digital entrepreneur disrupting the status quo as the CEO & co-founder of two trailblazing companies – Miami Crypto, a leading blockchain & AI news platform, and Digital Nod, an award-winning digital PR firm. By leveraging her expertise in personal branding and public relations, Mago helps founders, CEOs, and global enterprises to boost their brand image and online presence. A highly sought-after crypto advisor and marketing mastermind, she often shares her insights on Web3, marketing, and entrepreneurship on her social media handles, blogs, and in the editorial columns of renowned publications.

18. Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty is a popular podcaster, author, life coach, and social media personality. He is the founder of Icon Media, a digital media company that produces content on topics such as mindfulness, wellness, and spirituality. He is also the founder of Sama Tea, a social enterprise supporting education for underprivileged children in India. In his podcasts and videos, Jay interviews celebrities and influencers and explores topics such as relationships, happiness, and purpose. He hosts “On Purpose,” one of the top health podcasts in the world. Drawing upon his first-hand experiences and lessons learned from Vedic monks in India, he also wrote the New York Times best-selling book “Think Like a Monk.”

19. Adam Weitsman

Adam Weitsman is a renowned entrepreneur, restaurateur, recycler, and philanthropist who owns Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling, a scrap metal processing company in New York. He is also a passionate art collector and restaurateur supporting various charitable causes. He has won several awards for his business achievements and is renowned for his philanthropic endeavors, such as donating all the profits from Krebs restaurant to 16 regional nonprofits in 2015. He shares his personal and professional journey on his Instagram account, where he posts inspiring photos and videos of his family, friends, business, and hobbies.

20. Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk, also known as Gary Vee, is a serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, and internet personality. He is the chairman of VaynerX, a communications company that owns media and technology businesses, and the CEO of VaynerMedia, a digital agency that helps Fortune 500 companies with their social media strategy. Gary Vee is one of the most influential and inspiring people to follow on social media. He regularly shares his insights, advice, and opinions on topics such as entrepreneurship, marketing, leadership, personal finance, crypto, and more. He also creates engaging and entertaining content across various mediums, including podcasts, YouTube and TikTok videos, and Instagram.

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!




Down a beautiful old world street in the middle of Greenwich Village in New York City lives a private school with an enormous heart. The type of heart that is inclusive and accepting, that caters to the values and ethics of traditions and beliefs. Where parents and children regularly see each other for dinners and play dates, morning assembly that unite parents and children before the day begins, a place where friendships are made for life.


Board of Trustees: Judy McCool, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Headmistress Angela Coombs, Amanda Shamis, Neil Edward St. Clair

This private School is The Academy of Saint Joseph and this metaphorical heart translates into a strong School culture, with robust and overlapping interactions among all members of the School community.

Ms. Angela Coombs is the Headmistress and in her 40th year as an educator. She is the driving force behind this positive energy that you can see and feel as soon as you enter the building. It’s evident on the walls, in the students and staff, and in every classroom you visit.

“It has been such a privilege to share in the lives of so many children and their families throughout these years. And even more, to watch these children grow up into the finest of young men and women who are building lives of their own, lives that will impact the world. I have had the great honor to attend College graduations and weddings of former students, to serve as a godparent for the children of former students. I have also attended funerals of parents of my students and shared in that grief with them. There is no question that educators have been given a great responsibility when a parent entrusts the care of his/her child to a School but also the greatest of privileges to share in their living and learning.” Says Ms. Coombs.

It is this cohesive thread of developing strong relationships with the families that make AOSJ so special. Parents want a direct line of communication with the teachers and Head of the School, they want to know that their child will be safe and cared for with respect and encouragement. RJ David, a principal with the Carlyle group says “We chose AOSJ for my son Rylan, because it had the right combination of intimate class sizes, challenging curriculum, diverse tight-knit community and religious values.  We believe this unique school environment provides a strong foundation for our son to be a well-rounded, high integrity and academically strong leader for the next generation.”

Strong relationships with other International Schools are equally important as AOSJ teaches on a global level, making children aware of other cultures and environments. Le Rosey, the Swiss Boarding school in Rolle Switzerland recently visited, offering a wonderful opportunity and experience provided by their summer camp, and boarding School in the secondary years.

Jacques Bounin, the admissions director of Le Rosey and dear friends with Michelle-Marie Heinemann, who’s daughter Hyacinth is in third grade at AOSJ discussed and welcomed all members of the AOSJ community to visit his School. “I am thrilled that my daughter loves School, and the closeness the parents share is amazing. We spend so much time together away from the School because we genuinely are an extended family. This is the magic of the School, the warmth and kindness amongst each other, and constant concern, the most amazing School culture.” Says Ms. Heinemann.

In the Spring the AOSJ will offer an upcoming tour of Europe. An exclusive travel abroad opportunity that includes a tour of London and Paris with the focus on the most iconic landmarks. Always a highlight on Spring Break!


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New York City Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann hosted a glamorous Communion dinner party in honor of her daughter, Hyacinth Cornelia Heinemann at The Carlyle Hotel. Earlier in the day, Hyacinth received her first communion at The Church of Saint Joseph in the West Village. Family and Friends gathered to celebrate this special occasion with a delicious feast prepared by the Carlyle.

Hyacinth wore a custom party dress made by the French designer Isabel Marant and Chanel ankle boots. The Communion Cake was a five-layer white chocolate buttercream with edible gold leaf crosses. Michelle-Marie made a beautiful toast to her daughter and applauded her commitment and dedication towards the receiving of her first Communion.

Click through for an inside look and go HERE for more photos!

by Guest of A Guest · May 25, 2019

The Perfect Shirley Temple~Cherries, Cherries, Cherries….And Two Orange Slices! This Recipe is by Hyacinth Heinemann and is an adaptation of the traditional and very classic Shirley Temple.

Hyacinth’s Shirley Temple
1. Freeze Maraschino Cherries 🍒 in an ice tray with ginger ale. ( one cherry per tray cube with ginger ale ) Frozen Cherries.
2. In a large glass add very cold ginger ale, a splash of grenadine syrup, a tablespoon of honey and frozen cherry ice cubes. Add additional cherries and orange slices to garnish!



According to ZAGAT…You’re “in the hands of a Master” at Chef Masa Takayama’s “serene” Upper East Side Japanese (located below the Gagosian Art Gallery) where the “delicate” sushi made from the “freshest quality” fish is offered alongside a diverse array of cooked dishes.


Kappo Masa from Old Machine on Vimeo.
I personally couldn’t agree more! Living around the corner I am there at least once a week, and I am never disappointed. I must admit I tend to order the same dishes over and over again…because they are just so delicious. However, my beautiful children are more adventurous and always bring something new to the table that we have not tried. 

Some of our favorites include: Beef Avocado Tartare Caviar With White Truffle, Tai White Truffle Ceviche, Daikon Cucumber with Yuzu Honey ( salad ), Vegetable Chowder with Clams, Coconut Lobster Tacos, Beef Skewers Yuzu Kosho, Fried Calamari with Chili Salt. ( my favorite ) 

Located conveniently on the Upper East Side! Kappo Masa is a must! 

Address: 976 Madison Avenue ( between 76th and 77th Street ) 
Phone: 212-906-7141

Larry Gagosian and Chef Masa Takayama







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My daughter Hyacinth and I received our matching Mother~Daughter

shoes from Nene while we were in Palm Beach, and fell in love with them

instantly!!! They are so comfortable and stylish. We strolled down Worth

Avenue looking completely adorable and everybody wanted to know where

we purchased our shoes!



If you love comfortable fashion, then these are the shoes for you and your daughter!!! I love all the styles

especially the ballerina flats….so easy to slip on and go about your day.






Old Fashioned Mom Magazine Rating: 5 Stars, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Pleaese visit:   …..and start looking adorable immediately with your daughter!!!



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E.D.Enterprises / Debbie Dickinson



FEBRUARY 14, 2017 4pm – 7pm

​​​​​​ Salomon Arts Gallery 83 Leonard Street, 4th floor

Nene Shoe Creates a Sophisticated Approach to Matching Mother / Daughter Footwear

“Currently, our flats, wedges, and derbies attract both women and kids, because the designs have components that appeal to both,” says Designer Jasmine Mendoza.

Nene Designer and Creative Director Jasmine Mendoza, along with her husband Froilan as Technical Director, are introducing a new fashion line of wedges, flats, derbies and sneakers for mothers and daughters. Inspired by global international travel, Froilan and Jasmine combined their strengths to become the husband-and-wife team behind Nene Shoes.

Nene Shoes (pronounced /ne-ne/, “ne” as “net”) is based on Jasmine’s mom’s name, Nene M. Pamintuan. In the Filipino language, nene means little girl or young woman. While growing up in the Philippines, the rich culture of sights, tastes and sounds offered an influential base. In 2013, Jasmine left a corporate life involving travel as a consultant to join a financial services company. As her schedule stabilized, she was able to use her creativity to build something of her own. By leveraging her husband Froilan’s start-up expertise, Jasmine and he partnered to implement their shared vision: Filling a void in the market for a more sophisticated approach to mommy-and-me shoes. Jasmine started designing in 2014 and launched the first Nene Shoes collection in 2015.

Nene shoes has the kid-meets-adult look. Jasmine explains, “An exciting kid’s shoe can have the sophistication and practicality of an adult shoe. It doesn’t need bows, overly done designs, or boxed toes. My daughter wants to imitate what I wear, and at the same time, I want her to experience and enjoy some of the more mature-yet-practical styles in the same way that I do. Currently, we have flats, wedges and derbies for women and kids. Each style has two-three colorways. For Spring 2017, we are adding more styles and introducing slip-on sneakers which will initially be available in two colors.

“In my twenties, I traveled extensively in Asia, Europe and the United States,” Jasmine recalls, “I lived in Hong Kong, Germany, and the United States for months at a time, while shuttling back and forth to Manila. I observed what people wore to better understand their tastes, needs, and desires, based on their demographics. When I visit the Linea Pelle fairs, I am constantly on the lookout for new leather materials and prints. At times, the materials create an initial inspiration for the design and construction of shoes–not the other way around. Currently, our flats, wedges, and derbies attract both women and kids, because the designs have components that appeal to both.

“If you look at the footwear market today,” Jasmine continues, “kid’s shoes are usually made from man-made or synthetic materials. As much as possible, we like to use genuine leather, while maintaining competitive prices comparable to other brands’ synthetic shoes. We don’t compromise design or quality for the sake of anything. All designs bear our signature logos, a woman’s and kid’s footprint placed side by side, to create an image of a butterfly.”

“Most importantly, I look at the practicality and comfort of the design. As a mom, I would only buy what I think is best for my kids. Also, all of our styles are named after our immediate family members and often reflect their personalities.”

“I am particularly inspired by unique geometric prints, beautiful color palettes and how existing things are enhanced to create something entirely new. What is most important,” she emphasizes, “is the shared experience between the mom and the kid, as they bond over wearing the same shoe design. We are currently exploring the idea of designing baby’s shoes and apparel as well. This is our vision for Nene Shoes.”

Through one of its women’s lines, Nene Shoes was able to help support an indigenous tribe in the Philippines, and they will soon be partnering with the Children’s Museum of the Arts in NYC for New York Fashion Week.


Our promise to you is that our brand nene will adhere to the following:
• Stylish, comfortable, sophisticated styles and matching shoes.
• No compromise for quality and safety: high-quality tested & certified materials.
• Best possible pricing.
ABOUT: Jasmine Mendoza traveled for a global IT Fortune 500 Management consulting firm, working with clients in Asia, Europe and US, which brought her to New York, where she met Froilan, and in 2007, she relocated permanently to New York from the Philippines. Recently, she has been recognized for two major awards on Innovation and Excellence, given only to select top employees. After Jasmine left consulting in 2013 to join a financial services company, her schedule stabilized, so she used her creative innovations to make something of her own. While raising two small children, Jasmine started designing in 2014, and a year later, they launched Nene shoes’ first collection.

Jasmine started at the Brooklyn Shoe Space in New York. From sketching, pattern-making to hand crafting her first pair of pumps, she has kept in touch with the instructors, making them her mentors. Recently, she enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology to further enhance her technical skills in shoemaking and knowledge in footwear design.

ABOUT Froilan Mendoza has extensive experience in starting companies from the ground up. From medical software, fashion gaming, and online dating to ecommerce gourmet products, Froilan has a wide-ranging experience of handling the technical, operational, financial and marketing aspects of startups.

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“It’s the most comfy shoe ever! I adore the metallic hints, it allows the wedge to go with anything and go anywhere!!” → Audrey McLelland, What She Said (TLC)

“Usually there are HUGE bows and overdone kid-like features that just turn me off. Nene Shoes hit the nail on the head with their collection.” → Vera Sweeney, What She Said (TLC)

“These shoes are so adorable! They are our very first pair of Mommy and Mini Me shoes and super comfy! I live for a cute pair of flats and could rock these all day every day but I am so afraid of scuffing them!” → Elizabeth Matthis, model/actress

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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.



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

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