As you start to plan your summer getaway with the family, there’s a few things you’ll probably want: a great camp for kids (to be outdoors as much a possible); a place where adults get some, well, adult-time (we love our kids, but still); excellent farm-to-table food, and of course, a glorious setting.
From the eternal beauty of the dramatic coastline to the distinct characteristics of each seaside village dotting the Cape, nothing symbolizes a New England summer more than Cape Cod.
On the coast of the small yet majestically beautiful, ocean-gripped Rhode Island, Newport recalls the splendor and opulence of the Gilded Age, the perfect blend of natural beauty and culturally rich architecture and history.
As a favorite summertime destination for US Presidents from the Kennedys to the Obamas, Martha’s Vineyard is a quintessential New England island destination for the rich and famous, old money families, and those who come to appreciate the low key attitude, nature reserves, fine dining and gorgeous coastline.
The Vanderbilts and Astors called it home. Doris Duke was the grand dame about town. It was the elitist summer playground for the scions and industrialists from the Gilded Age. Sitting at the edge of these elegant and massive mansions along the Cliff Walk is the luxurious boutique Hotel Chanler.
In just a few short hours by train or auto, transport yourself to the charming ski resorts in Vermont that has something for everyone – charming villages, daredevil mountains, snow bunny hills, luxury spas, unchartered Nordic trails and fine dining.
Now that summer has officially paved the way for fall, there isn’t a better time to take advantage of weekend travel that fall has to offer.
One of my favorite games growing up was Word Association. Everyone knows the rules and they hardly bear repeating. I think of myself as quite good at the game so it came as a surprise to me during my visit at Sedona, Arizona the word most frequently on the tips of everyone’s tongue and most linked to this beautiful city is vortex.
Rarely a day goes by that I don’t feel blessed to live in New York City — whether it is the easy convenience of the grocery store down the block that is open 24/7, or the ability to hail a cab with a wave of a hand, reasons to be in love with this city unfurl at every corner.