Posts tagged Weekend
In these last few weeks of summer, we still have a handful of outdoorsy events to attend — hello Labor Day! Why not spend them in the most quintessential warm-weather item: shorts? No longer relegated to the most casual of occasions, there are now shorts for pretty much any occasion. Send off summer in style, in these four types of shorts. More >
The Big City. Yankees vs. Red Sox. The Atlantic Coastline. The Northeast is known for a lot of things, but one of the most beautiful is our fall foliage. The changing leaves and mountain landscapes are reason enough to escape the city for a weekend. This time of year the tri-state area also boasts a slew of amazing orchards and vineyards. Apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, haunted houses, cider and wine tasting; from September-November these seasonal destinations promise the perfect weekend afternoon.
Confused on where to go? Fret not my friend. I have compiled a short list of kid and adult-friendly hotspots; all of them are favorites of the staff here at tarte. So, this weekend rent a car or hop on the transit lines for an urban escape. Don’t live in the area? Or, did I miss one of your family favorites? Please share some details in our comments box, we’d love to hear from you.
Northern, NY & Long Island
- Applewood Orchards & Winery, Warwick, NY http://applewoodorchards.com/
- Stone Ridge Orchard, Stone Ridge,NY http://applewoodorchards.com/
- Harbes Farm & Vineyard, Mattituck, NY & Riverhead, NY http://www.harbesfamilyfarm.com/
- Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses, Ulster Park, NY http://www.headlesshorseman.com/index.php
- Eastmont Orchards, Colts Neck, NJ http://www.eastmontorchards.com/
- Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck, NJ http://www.deliciousorchardsnj.com/welcome/index.php
- Alstede Farms, Chester, NJ http://alstedefarms.com/
- Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard, Shelton, CT http://beardsleyscidermill.com/
- Silverman’s Farm, Easton, CT http://silvermansfarm.com/
My internship at tarte has allowed me to explore NYC, but the city I know best is Boston. For the past two years, I’ve been attending Boston College (living just outside the city) and I always look forward to the frequent weekend trips with my girlfriends. I’m no Daily Candy weekend guide, but I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite things to do!
On a pleasant summer day, I highly recommend a trip to Boston Common—the oldest park in the country! It’s the starting point to the Freedom Trail and many prominent people have spoken in the park (Martin Luther King Jr., Pope John Paul II, and Gloria Steinem). With more than 40 acres of green grass, you can relax, play Frisbee or even picnic (but don’t forget your SPF)! During the summer several concerts occur—so, if you’re in the area, it’s a must! Nearby the Commons is the infamous Newbury Street—a true fashionista’s playground. The street is lined with great stores and boutiques, both upscale and affordable, for a fun day of shopping. There’s truly something for everyone, even vintage! Some of my favorites: Calypso, DVF, Second Time Around….and the list goes on).
While there are plenty of great restaurants on Newbury Street (my fave: Stephanie’s on Newbury), I always head to the North End for some Italian. Mangia, mania! The North End is a “Little Italy” filled with gelato shops, pizzerias, and Old-School Italian restaurants. My pick: Dolce Vita—it has great food and live music. Actually, one night a man playing the accordion sang “That’s Amore”!
If you’re looking for some culture, I’d suggest stopping by one of Boston’s museums. If you’re a history buff, then I recommend the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Old South meeting House or Paul Revere’s House. For the artists, check out the Museum of Fine Arts. And one of my favorites—visit the Museum of Science for one of its interesting exhibits. Recently, I went to the Harry Potter exhibit—it was so fun!
Finally, you can’t leave Boston without making an appearance at some sort of sports game. In the summer check out a Red Sox game, the fans never disappoint. A team that not many people know about, and probably my favorite Boston team, is the Boston Blazers; Boston’s very own lacrosse team. If you’re around during their season, which is January to April, the tickets are cheap; the game is fast pace; and the fans are a rowdy bunch (especially, if you’re sitting next to a group of 26 yr old dudes clad in blazers)!
So there you have it, my ideal weekend in Boston. Let me know if you think I missed anything!
I’m really excited for a long, relaxing, fun weekend! Tomorrow night a bunch of us are going to Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. The original restaurant is in Syracuse, NY and it’s one of our favorites. Oh, it reminds me of the good ole college days! The food is delicious and there’s such a cool, country vibe! I highly recommend it to those BBQ fans out there… -Candace
~ I finally got to see the movie “Knocked Up” this weekend with friends, it was so funny! The director is the same guy who directed “40-Year Old Virgin”, another of my favorite movies. I definitely recommend seeing it for a good laugh! -erica