Layla: I’m originally from Greenwich. I grew up here with my two younger sisters. I attended college in Rhode Island, lived in the NYC for 7 years, and returned.
I have two children, Ella is 3 and Michael is 1 1/2.
My favorite event in Greenwich is Go Wild! I’m a kid at heart and pulling up to an event with three giant hot air balloons makes me just as excited as the kids. It is the perfect way to end a fun filled summer.
I love being outdoors with the kids. We take little adventures around our property. Apple picking in the fall, sledding down the lane in winter, planting small trees and flowers in the spring to name a few favorites. We planted a small tree for each of our kids last spring and we leave it to them to take care of their own trees.
If I’m on my own, I’ll go work out at Equinox, grab a coffee at CFCF, and put together new posts and material for GreenwichMoms.com!
My favorite restaurant in Greenwich is Gabriele’s Steakhouse for a lobster pasta out of this world and a fantastic filet. My favorite recipe for the entire family is for a coconut cake with lime frosting. It is the perfect cake for the holidays because it is covered with coconut flakes that remind us of snow. If you don’t have time to bake from scratch, get a boxed vanilla cake and add coconut milk instead of water and add a tsp of coconut extract. I use two pans and divide the cake mix in half so I can put a layer of frosting in between. For the frosting, beat 1 cup of room temp butter, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, 1 tsp lime zest in the mixer. Carefully add 3 cups confectioners sugar and mix until smooth. Lastly, add a container of frozen whipped topping that has been thawed. Put a layer of frosting between the two (cooled) layers of cakes, cover the entire cake with frosting, and pack on the coconut flakes. Keep chilled.
There’s something special about Greenwich that makes those who grew up here want to come back and those who didn’t grow up here want to see their families grow up here. It is the picture perfect mix of suburban life and metropolitan amenities. My love for this town sparked the creation of GreenwichMoms.com!

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