Keep Smiling


For holiday gifts for our clients and for the women at the S&Co office, Helen Ficalora is my one-stop shop. The starter gift is always one of Helen’s classic gold letters, and then each year, I give a new charm to add to the charm necklace. I met Helen years ago at the Lucky Shops […]

12|18|2013 - Amy Stanton

‘Tis the Season

Last week, someone near and dear to me admitted to finding gift-giving challenging, particularly around the holidays when there’s a lot of excitement and stress around the whole process. Now I must admit, I have a hard time relating to this… growing up in my family was the best possible training for any gift-giving occasion. […]

12|16|2013 - Amy Stanton

And so it begins…

Today the winter season officially kicked off with the first big ski/snowboard event – the Dew Cup Championship which also happens to be a Grand Prix/Olympic qualifier. It’s exciting to be here in Breckenridge with our amazing athletes, Gretchen Bleiler, Grete Eliassen, Maddy Schaffrick and Brita Sigourney (and Chanelle Sladics is commentating, Kristi Leskinen is […]

12|14|2013 - Amy Stanton

Tread Softly

Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically.

-Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)

12|05|2013 - Amy Stanton

Grounding in the garden

I moved back to LA from NYC six years ago and moved into my current house in Venice. It’s my first “home” and coming from small, over-stuffed NYC apartments, this was a major change…and improvement. One of the best parts of the house is the unique only-in-Venice beach layout. The two bedrooms are in the […]

12|05|2013 - Amy Stanton
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Just let go, just be

Go for long walks, indulge in hot baths, question your assumptions, be kind to yourself, live for the moment, loosen up, scream, curse the world, count your blessings, just let go, just be. -Carol Shields

12|04|2013 - Amy Stanton


Grace (n.); 1. The exercise of love, kindness, or good will; disposition to benefit or serve another. 2. The divine favor toward man; the undeserved kindness or forgiveness of God; divine love or pardon. 3. Beauty,  physical, intellectual, or moral; easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.

12|03|2013 - Amy Stanton
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Bernard AKA Mr. B

Bernard just had his eighth birthday. He was born in St. Bernard’s Parish right after Hurricane Katrina. The Humane Society of NYC rescued him, his mom (Paisley) and sisters (Bartlett and Babe) right after the storm. Bernard and I were meant to be. I was still working at Martha Stewart when I met him. I […]

11|29|2013 - Amy Stanton
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Who knew I would be wearing a rose quartz necklace?!

Last year, I was at one of my favorite places in LA, Queen Bee spa. The founder and official “queen bee” is Jodi Shays, a good friend an amazing business woman (and waxer). More to come on Queen Bee in the future… I was there getting my nails done and Dawn, who is one of […]

11|25|2013 - Amy Stanton

Grandfather’s words of wisdom: Keep Smiling

My grandfather, Bert Kirshner, AKA “Grandfather” or “GF” was the patriarch of our family. He was truly an amazing man. His kindness, generosity, strength and deep love of family was unparalleled and I am so grateful that he was such a huge part of my life for many years. Growing up, he and my grandmother […]

11|23|2013 - Amy Stanton
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The Author


An LA native with a big streak of New Yorker, Amy Stanton brings her passion and enthusiasm to everything she does.