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The top things people have said about Westchester Magazine in the past month.

From westchestermagazine.com

On our Beauty Buzz blog, we asked you what essentials you keep in your bag and offered you a chance to win a calf-skin leather “Lexie” bag from Anthony Luciano, which retails for $1,695. You came out in droves to answer, and a few of our favorites are below: 

Candice Maguire Krueger: Lip gloss, cinnamon Altoids, Swiss Army knife. Good to go.

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Cristin Cg Grogan: Can’t leave home without breath mints, lip gloss, and a wallet (especially in a contrasting color!), iPhone, perfume samples…and a few pieces of cocktail jewelry so I can change up my look on the go!

Kathy Carragher: I’m a special ed teacher so musts include hand sanitizer, paper, colored pencils (never know when I need to keep little hands occupied). The rest are basics: Chapstick, phone, business cards for my jewelry business, wallet, Advil, water. No wonder my bag is always so heavy! 

Alyssa Carrera Messina: As a Mom of two active (and thirsty!) boys, my tote always holds sippies full of water, usually some Matchbox cars, and a few broken crayons! My essentials also make the cut: lip gloss, phone, wallet, and keys! Never ceases to amaze me how full and heavy it gets by the end of the day!

Danielle Alyse: Hand sanitizer (I’m a teacher; I can’t help it), lip gloss, phone, keys, wallet… depending on the size of the bag, I’ll throw in: tissue pack, pen, hand lotion, and gum. 🙂

Cherie DeAugustinis: Ice cubes, screwdriver, gloss, glasses, and a pack of unmentionables

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And Mary T. Rahe, who ultimately won the bag, said: An absurd amount of my business cards, two phones (work and personal), my Kindle, biodegradable dog-waste pickup bags, dog treats, a bottle of water, wallet, lip balm, hand cream, umbrella. It’s a workout!

And the Madness Continues…

In our September Humor section, Tom Schreck humorously broke down the frustratingly confusing map of Westchester, with all its twisted ZIP codes and similarly named towns and villages. 

Rene Iaboni Artale agreed with Tom’s sentiment, saying:  You should have gone further and broken down the hamlets and whatever else they are considered. For example: Yorktown encompasses Yorktown Heights, Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, and Jefferson Valley. New Castle has the hamlets of Chappaqua and Millwood. North Castle has the hamlets of North White Plains, Armonk, and Banksville. Lincolndale is a hamlet of Somers. And there are probably many more! 

From Twitter 

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Westchester Magazine identifies Imagine Candy Chocolate as being soooo good it may cause dependency 🙂 -@imaginecandy22

Congratulating my colleague Amy Silverman on being named again to Westchester Magazine’s Top Doctors list -@CraigHaenPhD

Loved your article about the Stand Up for Peace event @purplecrayonctr 10/19. Hope folks will come. -@ThinkingCapNY

We’re talking #condos with kids, #hipsturbia & more. Check us out in @WestchesterMag, @weewestchester, and @trdny -@subjunglerealty

Our Twitter Poll: 

What social-media-related word irks you the most? We’re getting pretty sick of “selfie” ourselves. 

“Pwned” annoys me. -@JOB23

I’ve never been crazy about the feet picture thing. -@LindsayOnTheRox

“tweeps” -@JoePraino

Hashtag. Hashtag anything. -@adhpeachy

I just started getting into selfie! For me it’s the acronyms—LOL ROTL LMAO, OMG, blech. -@lovethatmouse

Oops! We erroneously left out specialties and hospital affiliations for Julie M. Gold, MD (Top Doctors, November 2013). In addition to being affiliated with MKMG-Brewster and Northern Westchester Hospital, Dr. Gold also is affiliated with Putnam Hospital Center and MKMG-Northern Westchester Hospital Cancer Center. Dr. Gold also specializes in breast cancer, gynecologic cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer in addition to chemotherapy and lung cancer.

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