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Natasha Malinsky | Posted 10.01.2016 | Travel
Natasha Malinsky

Traveling with children can be taxing whether it be for a few hours on the road or for thousands of miles in the air. What can be even more of a chal...

Meet The Gay Children's Illustrator Who Is Lena Dunham's Lifelong Muse

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Filmmaker Matt Wolf says it was a bathroom texting session with pal Lena Dunham that sparked the idea for his new documentary short. Dunham famous...

Meet Hilary Knight, The Illustrator Who Brought To Life The World Of Eloise

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.04.2015 | Arts

Remember Eloise? That precocious girl who lived on the "tippy-top floor" of New York City's Plaza Hotel with a rawther British nanny, a tiny pug and a...

My Midlife Renaissance From Manhattan Socialite To Vermont Innkeeper

Melissa Levis | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty
Melissa Levis

I love Park Avenue, yet I wrenched myself away to embrace my family in the mountains. In New York, I collaborated with Broadway producers, East Hampton moguls, and society ladies. In Vermont, I'm like Eloise pattering through the halls of a beautiful historic hotel where I'm happy to reside.

'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Home
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

Lorax Leads Way for Product Endorsements by Kid Lit Characters (SLIDESHOW)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home
Rocco Staino

The Lorax has opened the way for a flood of other characters from children's literature to become product spokespeople. Here are a few that may be in the works.

Who's The Coolest Kid In Town?

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Eloise is known for her amazing adventures inside New York City's famed Plaza Hotel but now, she's got some serious competition with another rambuncti...

Sexpert Susie Bright: The Novel I Read a Million Jillion Times

Susie Bright | Posted 11.08.2011 | Home
Susie Bright

How did reading get to be such a faster-pussycat-hurry-up activity? We listen to favorite songs over and over without apology or distraction. They make us feel good, no explanation necessary. But with books, there's this myth that it takes a "long time".

The Plaza's Finer Points

Tess Ghilaga | Posted 09.30.2011 | New York
Tess Ghilaga

It's always a thrill to be part of the great New York story. Every year brings a new skyline, the old buildings of the 30s and 40s making room for the...

'Eloise'-Themed Tricycle Garage Opens At The Plaza | Posted 09.05.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- The Plaza Hotel is offering guests yet another way to experience the beloved Eloise children's books during their visit to the Big Apple...

Rap, Eloise, Seabiscuit And Doughnuts

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Autobiography of Mark Twain" by Mark Twain The American-Statesman Twain was insistent never to write a coherent, chronological account of his life. A...

PHOTOS: Eloise Is Still At The Plaza

Melanie Nayer | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

My work keeps me in hotels more than my own home, so when I first got wind of The Eloise Suite at The Plaza Hotel I simply had to see how the legendary hotel turned a young girl's land of make-believe into reality.

Plaza Hotel Opens "Eloise Suite" | JOYCE WADLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan opens its Eloise suite today. As befits the hotel-dwelling storybook heroine whose favorite words include "Charge it, ple...

Kay Thompson: The Singer Has Ended But the Great Arrangements Linger On

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Think Pink, the recordings of Kay Thompson, former head of MGM's vocal department, is a must-have for anyone interested in first-rate singing, songs and arrangements.

How Stories Save Us

Pam Allyn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pam Allyn

Here is the longing inside all of us: that we are fearless enough to embark upon those adventures, but that as we go we are inspired and propelled by a sense of home waiting for us at the other end.